Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1936)
VOLUME XXXVII -- UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1936 NUMBER 124,
CANOE FETE TONIGHT CLIMAXES WEEKEND
Award Cups Given At Junior Prom
Del Bjork Win
Nfw AWS Head, Football
Captain Oulsta n ding
Man and Woman
GPA CUPS GIVEN
Queen ami Princesses Lead
Grand March at Junior
Martha McCall and Del
Bjork Avoro called from the
hundreds of dancing students
at the Junior Prom last night
and presented the Gerlinger
and Koyl cups, respectively,
for being judged the most out
standing junior woman and man.
Miss McCall has been elected
president of the associated women
students for next year and Bjork
will serve as captain of next year’s
football warriors. Miss McCall is
a member of Pi Beta Phi and
Bjork is a Sigma Phi Epsilon.
The Gerlinger award committee
is composed of Mrs. Hazel P.
Schwering, chairman; Mrs. F. L.
Chambers, Mrs. W. F. Jewett, Mary
Perkins, Margaret Ann Smith, and
Selection of the Koyl cup winner
was made by the following com
mittee: V. D. Earl, chairman; J. H.
Bond, C. Crumbaker, C. L. Kelly,
H. E. Rosson, Hazel P. Schwering,
and H. B. Yocom.
I, ast Year's Winners
Last year’s winners of the Ger
iinger and Koyl awards were Ann
Reed Burns and William Hall.
Aipna. llcLII cLIlU Aipilcl A.1 J-'cua
were awarded the Burt Brown
Barker cups for having the highest
grade point averages during the
past year, also during intermission.
Queen Peggy Carper and her
royal princesses, Grace Peck,
Lucille McBride, Irene Schaupp,
and Jayne Bowerpaan, led the
grand march, and were followed
by many of the students.
Mothers, here for the weekend
in record numbers, occupied seats
of honor in the balcony. A portion
of the canopy was raised to enable
them to view a genuine collegiate
Morris Heads Committee
Dave Morris was general chair
man of the semi-formal affair. As
sisting him on the dance commit
tee w ere Mildred Blackburne,
Frances Watzek, Patricia Neal,
Marge Smith, Dave Hamley, Don
Brooke, Fred Hammond, Fred
Smith, Dick Currin, Vernon Bueg
ler, and Frank Howland.
Gamma Alpha Chi
Names New Proxy
Helen Bartrum, junior in the
school of journalism, was elected
president of Gamma Alpha Chi at
a meeting of the national women’s
advertising honorary Thursday.
Other officers chosen were Kath
leen Duffy, vice-president; Mar
jorie Kissling, secretary-treasurer;
and Toni Lucas, editor.
The new officers will undertake
immediately the final formation of
plans for the national convention
of Gamma Alpha Chi to be held in
Eugene October 2-4, 1936.
Log Rollers and
Swimmers Meet at
Anchorage at 10:00
All prospective entrants in the
log rolling and swimming con
tests at the carnival today are
requested to be in front of the
Anchorage at 10:00 a. m.
There will be no entrance re
quirement except that members
of the swimming teams will be
ineligible. All races are to be
for 75 yards.
Silver loving cups are to be
awarded to men and women
winners of the events.
Pictured above are Martha Mc
Call, top, and Del Bjork, bottom,
who were awarded the Gerlinger
and Koyl cups, respectively, at the
Junior Prom last night. These
awards are made each year to the
most outstanding junior man and
Phi Beles Will
Oregon Alpha chapter of Phi
Beta Kappa, national scholastic
honorary, will be host to Dr. Wil
liam A. Shimer, secretary of unit
ed chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, at
a dinner to be given Monday eve
ning at the Anchorage.
Dr. Shimer is making a nation
wide tour, visiting chapters and
members of the honorary. He will
be in Eugene Monday afternoon
and evening, leaving for Sacra
mento, California, shortly after
At the dinner Dr. Shimer will
speak on the “Philosophy of Cul
ture.” and will also explain some
of the aims and projects of the
Mrs. R. T. Miller, who graduated
from the University in 1932, is an
assistant secretary to Mr. Shimer.
To Honor Mothers
Westminster students will honor
mothers at the morning service at
9:45 Sunday. In addition to the
discussion and worship, there will
be special music and readings. All
students are invited to attend with
Oren Freerksen will lead a dis
cussion of current problems at the
forum at 6:30 Sunday evening.
Beverley Caverhill will have charge
of the worship service.
Mikesh, Not Michek
Married Last Week
In order to clear up misunder
standing concerning untrue ru
mors of his marriage, Frank Mi
chek announced last night that he
definitely was still a single man
and had no marital intentions. The
incorrect stories had spread fol
lowing publication in Portland pa
pers of his marriage, when in ac
tuality it was the marriage of
Frank Mikesh, who lives in Scap
poose, the same town as the Ore
Traditional Luncheon Opens
Weekend With Coronation,
Choice of Junior Leaders
Inaugurated by the crowning of Queen Peggy Carper, Ore
iron's gray Junior Weekend got under way yesterday noon at
the traditional eampus luneheon. with its accompanying im
pressive ceremony of pledging of Mortar Hoard and Friars
With hundreds of students and mothers crowding around
the luneheon tables, the University band played the royal
march as Junior Class President Jack McGirr and Scabbard
and Blade members escorted Queen Peggy and her princesses to
the throne. A few minutes later President McGirr pronounced the
Leaders Are Chosen
Immediately following this the black-robed Mortar Board and
Friars members started to wend their way through the crowds to
pick the outstanding junior women and men. Those chosen, in order
of selection, were:
FRIARS MORTAR BOARD
1. Frank Nash
2. Don Thomas
3. Clair Johnson
4. Fred Hammond
5. Jim Hurd
G. Fred Colvig
1. Mrs. C. Valentine Boyer
2. Helen Bartrum
3. Margilee Morse
4. Virginia Endieott
5. Martha McCall
6. Mildred Blaekburne
7. Elaine Cornish
Selections are based on scholarship, leadership, activities, and
Also during the ceremonies, members of Skull and Dagger dis
tributed free copies of “Scruples,” new campus humor magazine, to
students and guests.
Men Are Dunked
Intermingled with these other activities, Order of the "O'” men
had their day as they dunked campus leaders, white-shoe and neck
tie wearers, men talking to women, and even women in the nearby
Following the luncheon all adjourned to the faculty tennis courts
to listen to the music of Kenny Allen's orchestra and watch and
participate in the dancing. The prize dance this year was won by
whirling Ruth Orrick and partner, Phoebus Klonoff. Second were
Dorothy Jane Lind and Hale Thompson; third, Phyllis Gardner and
The committee in charge of the luncheon was headed by Margilee
Morse and conmosed of Ralf Finseth, assistant chairman; Lillian Warn,
serving; Ken Phillips, grounds; Avery Combs, finance; Bob Olbeksen,
service and clean up; Marie Rasmussen, secretary.
Members Listed --—
Members of Mortar board chosen last year were: Peggy Chessman,
Ebba Wicks, Virginia Younie. Dorothy Bergstrom, Ann-Reed Burns,
Mary McCracken, Margaret Ann Smith, Henriette Horak, and Elaine
Friars members chosen last spring were: Robert Lucas, Cosgrove
LaBarre. William Schloth. James Blais, Budd Jones, and Edmund
Labbe. Chosen last fall were: Willard Jones, Bob Thomas, Robert
Allen, Thomas McCall, William Hall, and Roland Rourke.
Slugsy Gunn Evens Score
With Canoe Feters
“I got a problem. I may even
add. I got sum problem.”
Slugsv Gunn, the luscious lass
defeated recently in the lass
roundup for queen of Junior
Weekend, sadly chewed her cud as
she sat on the reporter’s knee and
leaned her head against his back.
“What’s up?” asked the report
er, scenting news.
"American Canned, Standard
Oil, and General Electric," mum
bled Slugsy methodically.
“Well, it didn’t smell exactly
like news anyhow,” said the inter
viewer, acknowledging his error.
“How would you like to die?”
spoke Slugsy out of nowhere.
The reporter shied violently, dis
turbing four other couples on the
bench. “Of old age,” he replied,
Slugsy came back from nowhere,
and sneered prettily. “I’m gonna
commit me a suicide," she boasted,
taking out her teeth and showing
them to the reporter. “But I need
“Glad to,” assented Strongheart,
pulling a pocket knife from his
pocket. “Where shall I begin?"
Slugsy ignored him. “Suicide’s
such a puzzle,” she meditated.
“How would you suggest I do it?”
"Hanging?” ventured the re
“Naw, that leaves things all up
in the air. But it reminds me.
Would you please throw that cigar
“At 19 cents a gallon ? Don’t be
“Just an old cut-up, ain’t
“Why pick a time like this to
start drinking water?”
"Would Nick know any more
about it than you?”
“Well, how would you like to
iump in front of a bullet?” said
the reporter in exasperation.
“Now. there’s an idea!” cried
Slugsy, her eves lighting up.
“Five candle power,” estimated
the reporter. “Mmmm. Not bad.
I once knew a dame with ten.”
“Of course. I can shoot myself.
People would be saying it was all
a pun, and I will not have any
puns haunting me.’*
So Slugsy and her assistant
meandered down to the railway
tracks across from the Anchorage,
and the reporter adjusted Slugsy
nicely across the rails.
“This'll make a swell story,
kid,” comforted the pressman.
“Slugsy’s Suicide in Three Parts."
They’ll probably elect vou post
humous queen and play 'Hearts and
Flowers’ during the Canoe Fete.”
Pretty soon they heard a train
booming along, whistling “Mighty
Oregon" in honor of Junior Week
end. It kept acomin’ on and on,
and kept a gettin’ closer and clos
er, and the reporter sat back smok
ing his pipe and watching Slugsy
philosophically. But just as the
train was a few feet away, Slugsy
“Lookee here,” protested the re
porter. ‘‘That ain’t fair.”
Slugsy sniffed disdainfully.
‘‘Didja see it, hah?”
“Yes, but ...”
"Freight train, wasn’t it? I
ain't gonna be run over by no
measly freight. I'm going to wait
for a Pullman.”
But Slugsy didn’t. A minute lat
er, three venerable mountaineers,
with gaily-colored flowing beards,
walked up the tracks. The leader
came up and said:
(Please turn to page two)
Directors of Junior Weekend Events
In charge of Junior Weekend festivities are the following: From left to right, Betty Coon, Ed Morrow,
LaNelle Mathews, Walter Eschebeck, Margilee Morse, Fred Hammond, Dan Clark, Harry Campbell,
Victor Rosenfeld, Jack MoGirr, Dave Morris, Henry Minger, Dave Lowry.
Variety For Moms
In Men’s Dorm
Tonight at 5:30
Banquet to Seat Nearly
500 Moms, Sons, and
Mothers of University students
will be feted during the next two
days with festive Junior Weekend
activities starting at 8:30 a. m.
Opening a long series of events
especially for the entertainment of
visiting mothers, the executive
committee breakfast for all moth
ers will be held at John Straub
Memorial hall at 8:30 a. m.
Second event for mothers only
is the mass meeting in the Guild
theatre of Johnson hall at 1:30
p. m. Officers for the coming year
wall be elected.
Noted Author Speaker
Climaxing the event-filled sched
ule will be the Mother’s day ban
quet in John Straub Memorial hall
beginning at 5:30 p. m. Mabel
Holmes Parsons, noted Oregon
author, will be the principal speak
er for the evening.
Five hundred places will be set
for mothers and their sons and
All day Sunday the entire cam
pus will pay tribute to mothers.
Special services have been ar
ranged in all Fugene churches.
Services will be followed by special
Mother’s day dinners in all men’s
and women’s living organizations.
Breakfast Sunday Morning
The Oregon Mother’s executive
committee will breakfast at 8:30
Sunday morning to make plans for
A tea and special reception for
mothers who arrived early wa?
held yesterday in Gerlinger hall.
On All-Star Team
The name of Don Anderson. Al
pha Tau Omega pitcher, was omit
ted from the Emerald all-star in
tramural softball team yesterday.
Anderson, who pitched the ATOs
into second place for the season,
shares all-star hurling honors with
Bill Jones, Delta Upsilon.
Representative to Be
At YMCA Hut Today
C. B. Caldwell, representative
for Sears, Roebuck company,
will lie in the employment office
in the V hut this morning to in
terview seniors interested in
He is one of several men who
will be herp for interviews be
fore the end of school.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
8:30 a. m.—Executive commit
tee breakfast for mothers,
9:30 a. m.—Frosh-soph tug of
10:30-12:00 — Water carnival,
1:80 p. m. — Mother’s mass
meeting, Guild theatre.
2:00 p. m.—Track meet, Hay
3:00-3:00 p. m.—Special exhibit
at Oriental Art Museum.
3:30 p. m.—Baseball game, U
of O vs. U of VV.
3:30 p. m.—Mother’s day ban
quet, John Straub hall.
8:15 p. m.—Canoe Fete, mill
SUNDAY, MAY 10
8:30 a. m.—Mothers executive
committee breakfast, Straub
11:00 a. m.—Special services in
al! Eugene churches.
1:00 p. m. — Special Mother’s
day dinner in ull living organ
Recital to Be
At 8 Monday
Kenneth Roduner, tenor, is to be
presented in concert by the school
of music Monday evening in the
music auditorium at 8 o’clock. Ro
duner, a graduate assistant at the
music school, was active in local
music circles during his undergrad
uate days, but has not given a
campus recital for three years.
While in New York he was solo
ist for. St. Mary, The Virgin, Epic
copal church, and had the privi
lege of singing with the Schola
Cantorum, who do all choral work
for the New York Philharmonic
orchestra under the leadership of
Start at 9:30
Opens Aqua Carnival
Students will cavort on the old
nillrace when freshmen and soph
omores open the annual Junior
Weekend water carnival with a
fiery tug-of-war today. Every
type of water athletics will Ije pre
sented by University students.
Ereshmen will line the north
side of the millrace with sophs tak
ing their stand on the opposite side.
The battle-royal of the year will
take place on the same historic
snot below the Anchorage where
first and second-year students for
iecades past have stood to uphold
The 50-man limit, arbitrarily ar
ranged by frosh and soph leaders,
was dropped yesterday and all eli
gible men will be allowed to enter.
High spot of the water carnival
will be the log-rolling contest be
tween Mary McCracken and Jean
Stevenson, ace coed swimmers, and
Bill Reese and Bruce McIntosh.
Misses McCracken and Stevenson
originally were to put on the exhi
bition alone: but a challenge to
Oregon males brought a ready ac
ceptance from the two defenders.
To Show Diving Form
Bert Myers, Northwest diving
champion, and Bob Chilton, stellar
running-mate, will put on a group
of specialty dives from the high
board at the Anchorage. Members
of Oregon's coast championship
swimming team will compete in a
series of races. Coed swimmers
will also exhibit their speed strokes
in special women’s events.
Cummings, Terry Place
Wager on Race ‘Wav'
Husky Leland Terry of Theta
Chi, soph chairman of the tug-of
war, and Freshman Flash Bill
Cummings, Phi Delt’s yearling
chairman, in the heat of class ri
valry yesterday made a wager on
the outcome of the battle Saturday
‘‘The frosh’ll not have a prayer,”
"By gosh, if the sophs pull us
into the water, I’ll pack you on my
back clear up the hill to the Theta
Chi house," Cummings offered.
“You’re on,” agreed Terry. “And
if the frosh win I'll pack you on
m(y shoulders and not stop until
you're deposited on the doorstep of
Phi Delta Theta!”
Either way. somebody's going
for a ride!
The site of the tug-of-war has
been moved back to its position of
last year, below the Anchorage.
Plans originally made to hold it
further up the race have been
Quick to hasten organization of
all underclassmen for the tug-of
war, the chairmen named house
The committee follows, the
sophs being named first:
Theta Chi Herb Clark, Fritz
Watkins; Alpha Tau Omega -F.d
Shuey, Jack Wagstaff; Delta Tau
Delta Neil Butler, Warren Meu
ser; Beta Theta Pi Vernon Moore,
Bill Sayles; Chi Psi Bob Wilhelm,
Jim Wells; Delta Upsilon—Bill
Jones, Zane Kemler; Kappa Sigma
—Leif Jacobsen, Dick Olcott; Phi
Gamma Delta Larry Crane, Clar
ence Francis; Phi Delta Theta—
Bud Goodin, Bob Bechtell; Phi
Kappa Psi- Avery Fisher, Gene
(Please turn to page four)
Royal Barge of
Queen Peggy I
To Lead Floats
Crowd of 3500 Students,
Guests Expected to
Line Millrace Banks
STARTS AT 8:15
Entries Represent Songs;
‘Stardust’ Idea Will Be
ruder a galaxy of stars in a
clear sky, tlie score of floats in
the 1986 “Stardust" Canoe
Fete will slip down flic mill
stream before an expected
crowd of :?,r»00 students and
tlieir guests tonight. The royal
barge bearing Queen Peggy I and
her four attractive princesses,
which will pass under the arch
and into the view of the audience
promptly at 8:15 o'clock, will lead
the float parade.
Betty Shoemaker wrote the en
tire continuity of the Canoe Fete,
which will be announced over loud
speakers by Stanley Bromberg.
Helen Jones, who suggested the
"Stardust” theme, will be intro
duced to the audience. Dave Lowry,
Medford, is general student chair
man of the Canoe Fete.
Kermit Paulson designed and
supervised the construction of the
entire setting for the fete. "To
Paulson and the fellows who
have aided him,” Chairman Lowry
said last night, "I wish to extend
most sincere thanks in behalf of
the junior class for the marvelous
cooperation in making the setting.
It is the most beautiful I have ever
seen for a fete.”
Students who have assisted
Lowry and Paulson as committee
heads are: Jay Bailey, assistant
chairman: Ben Bowie, Don Chap
man, Howard Bennett, Jane Green
wood, Carmen Curry, and John
The floats, in the order in which
they will come down the millrace,
“Believe Me, If All Those En
dearing Young Charms”—Delta
Tan Delta-Delta Delta Delta.
‘Minuet in G“—Sigma Alpha
“Kathleen Mauvoreen”—Phi Sig
ma Kappa-Alpha Chi Omega.
“Song of Love" -Omega hall
Alpha Xi Delta.
"Oh, Suzanna!”—Hendricks hall-;
“Genevieve, Sweet Genevieve"—•
Pi Kappa Alpha-Delta Gamma.
“On a Bicycle Built for Two”—
Beta Theta Pi-Alpha Gamma
“In the Shade of the Old Apple
Tree” Theta Chi-Alpha Delta Pi,
“Whispering”—Phi Delta Theta
Kappa Alpha Theta.
"Lovely Lady” Phi Kappa Psi
Kappa Kappa Gamma.
To Mimic Classes
“A Floating University” will he
the idea represented in the Am
phibian water pageant to be given
in Gerlinger swimming pool next
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
at 8 and 8:30 o'clock. Jean Steven
son, president of the club, an
Features of the evening will be
the geometry, history, and military
classes in which examinations will
be expressed as swimming races.
There will be a promenade of the
swimmers as at a ball.
Admission is 25 cents. Tickets
may be purchased from any Am
phibian or from any member of the
varsity swimming club.
All Frosh Meet at
7:45 This Morning
At Corner by Side
All freshmen, numeral men as
well as others, are to be at the
corner by the College Side this
morning at 7:45, it was an
nounced last night by Bill Cum
mings, chairman of the frosh.
The men will go out to paint the
"O” on .Skinner’s Butte under
the supervision of Skull and
Dagger and Order of the “O.”