Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 12, 1936, Page Four, Image 4

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    Whirl Of Campus Life Engulfs Mothers
Alpha Delta Pi,
Theta Chi Win
Fete of Canoes
Singing Couple, Collie
Pup Draw Ovations
From Spectators
Cruising down a mill stream of
“Stardust" before 4000 guests of
the junior class, the float featuring
the old favorite, "In the Shade of
the Old Apple Tree,” drew an ova
tion which won it the grand prize
of the 1936 canoe fete. Alpha Del
ta Pi sorority and Theta Chi fra
ternity were the sponsors of the
winning spectacle of floating
beauty and melody.
Second place was won by Alpha
Chi Omega sorority and Phi Sig
ma Kappa fraternity with “Kath
leen Mavourneen,” popular Irish
melody. Hendricks and Sigma halls
placed third with “Oh Suzannah!"
and fourth mention was given Al
pha Gamma Delta and Beta Theta
Pi for their float “On a Bicycle
Built for Two.”
White Collie Pup Romps
The winning float featured a
genuine apple tree with blossom
ing limbs which extended over the
entire float. Under the tree sat a
young couple, Peggy Hay, Alpha
Delta Pi, and Fred Huston, Theta
Chi, singing their feature melody
as the pastoral scene slipped past
the crowded grandstands. A two
months old white collie puppy
frisked about the lovers, drawing
much acclaim. Stuart Mockford,
Theta Chi, designed and supervised
the construction of the float.
“Kathleen Mavourneen” won its
award by the genuine surround
ings depicting Ireland. Before a
tiny cottage stood a couple, pre
paring to ride in a cart drawn by
a burro. The burro became unruly
and fell into the millrace before
it reached the grandstand.
Old Wagon on Float
A historic covered wagon which
crossed the plains to Oregon dec
ades ago was carried down the
the millrace on a barge as the or
chestra played “Oh Suzanna."
The fourth place winner, "On a
Bicycle Built for Two,” drew ap
plause with the flirtations of an
old fashioned couple about to pedal
away on a tandem.
Zeb, Zeke, and Zachary, three
mountaineers fromj the sticks,
made good their threat to crash
the canoe fete. In the midst of the
program of songs, a mud-splat
tered hut in a natural setting of
backwoods, constructed on a cargo
of barrels by members of Alpha
hall, sped down the stream. It
crashed its way into the elaborate
temporary constructions gracing
the archway through which all
floats entered. Pandemonium
broke loose in the audience and the
orchestra as the weird characters
from the sticks proceeded past
Ollier Floats Score
Among the remaining floats
winning acclaim:
“Believe Me If All Those Endear
ing Young Charms” Delta Delta
Delta and Delta Tau Delta.
“Minuet in G" Sigmja Kappa
and Sigma Alpha Mu.
"Song of Love”-Alpha Xi
Delta and Omega hall.
“Genevieve, Sweet Qenevieve"
Delta Gamma and Pi Kappa Alpha.
“Whispering” Kappa Alpha
Theta and Phi Delta Theta.
“Lovely Lady" Kappa Kappa
Kamma and Phi Kappa Psi.
Judges for the fete: Hazel P.
Sehwering, Virgil D. Earle. Maude
Kerns, Cal Young, and George
Mortar Hoard,
Friars Plodder l.‘>
At the campus luncheon Friday
noon the following' outstanding
women were presented with the
red rose and pledge ribbons of
Mortar Board: Virginia Endioott,
Helen Bartrum, Martha McCall,
Margilee Morse, Elaine Cornish,
Mildred Blackburne, and Mrs. C.
Valentine Boyer.
Black-robed Friars wound their
way through the students and
tapped the following outstanding
men: Frank Nash, Don Thomas,
Clair Johnson, Fred Hammond,
Jim Hurd, and Fred Colvig.
Oriental Museum,
Flowers Draw ‘Moms'
Many mothers stopped in at the
wild flower display in the little art
museum over Junior Weekend and
Log-Rolling Coeds
Attract Visitors
To Water Carnival
When Saturday’s log rolling
contest between two coeds and
two men was over, Jean Steven
son walked up University avenue
to Delta Delta Delta sorority with
a red logging shirt on her hack,
symbolic of her victory over all
comers on the rolling timber.
Mary McCracken, her pal, re
mained on the log with Miss
Stevenson a longer time than the
men competitors, Bill Reese and
Bruce McIntosh who had accepted
a challenge issued by the coeds
earlier in the week.
The log rolling event attracted
a record crowd to Saturday mor
ning’s water carnival which also
had on its program canoe tilting,
swimming races, and exhibition
dives by Bert Myers, Northwest
intercollegiate champion. Jane
Chapler won the woman’s race for
Alpha Phi and Bob Parke eked a
win from competing men for Beta
Theta Pi in a similar event. Both
were awarded a tiny silver loving
Fred Hammond
Leads Committees
D. Lowry Manages Canoe
Fete of Song ‘Stardust’
On Mill Stream
Fred Hammond, general chair
man of Junior Weekend, headed
the TOO students who were actively
engaged in presenting this year's
entertainment for mothers and
friends of the University.
Dave Lowry headed the canoe
fete directorate: Jay Bailey, as
sistant chairman; Kermit Paulson,
decorations and design; John Allen,
programs; Ben Bowie, lighting;
Carmen Curry, music; Don Chap
man, floats; Howard Bennett,
traffic and transporation; and
Jane Greenwood, secretary.
Thq campus luncheon committee
included as its heads: Margilee
Morse, general chairman; Ralph
Finseth, assistant chairman; Marie
Rasmussen, secretary, Avery
Combs, finance; Kenneth Phillips,
grounds; Bob Olbekson, service
and clean-up; and Lillian Warn,
Many on Dance Droop
Dave Morris was general chair
man of the Junior Prom. His as
sistants: Frances Watzek, assis
tant chairman; Dick Currin, dec
orations: Marjorie Kissling, secre
tary; Marge Smith, programs;
Dave Hamley, orchestra; Don
Brooke, tickets; Mildred Black
burne, patrons and patronesses;
Patsy Neal, refreshments; Fred
Smith, construction; Frank How
land, floor; and Vernon Buegler,
Co-chairmen of Mother’s day
were Lucile McBride and Grace
Peck. Assistants: Bill Marsh, ad
vertising; Wayne Harbert, public
ity; Elinor Stewart, registration;
Marjorie Kissling, mother’s tea;
Virginia Hndicott, banquet; and
Marge Smith, secretary.
Itusenfeld ('hairnmn
Dick Rosenfeld was chairman of
the water carnival. His aides: Ed
Farrar, assistant chairman; Don
Casciato, swimming races; Bob
Chilton, varsity exhibition; Jean
Stevenson, Amphibians; and Dor
othy Rheinhart, secretary.
Leland Terry and Bill Cummings
were respective chairmen of the
sophomores and freshmen in the
tug of war.
Betty Coon, assisted by Bill
Pierson, conducted the election of
the Junior Weekend queen and ar
ranged details for her three-day
reign. Margaret S h i v e 1 y had
charge of costumes and flowers;
Linn Latourette, transportation;
and Rose Gore was secretary.
Henry Minger, finance chair
| man; Ed Morrow, advertising
head; and LaNelle Mathews, sec
retary, headed the business staff
which helped to make the canoe
fete and the weekend a financial
Dan Clark II was publicity
chairman for Junior Weekend. His
assistant was Virginia Endicott.
were struck by the beauty of ap
\ proximately 150 varieties which
were on display. The feature ex
hibit was collected and supervised
by F. P. Sipe, professor of botany.
The Oriental art museum was
opened to the mothers during the
weekend and scores spent hours
wandering through the building, it
.was reported by those in charge.
As Part Of The ‘Moms’ Paused On Johnson Hall's Steps
Although a total of 418 mothers
of University of Oregon students
registered in Johnson hall last
weekend, officials feel that at least
300 more failed to do so. Above is
pictured a portion of the honored
guests of Junior Weekend-Mother’s
day festivities. In the lower por
tion of the photo is a group of new
officers. Front row, left to right:
Mrs. Walter M. Cook, Portland,
honorary president; Mrs. George
Brice, Portland, retiring president;
Mrs. Elbert Peets, Portland, new
president, and Mrs. Warren D.
8 m i t h , Eugene, vice-president.
Second row; Mrs. Noble Wiley
Jones, Mrs. Joseph Riesch, Mrs. T.
J. Aughinhuugh, Mrs. Kudie Wil
helm, all of Portland, and Mrs.
it. m. nniH, r.iisenc, ail memoers oi ine enmuuve ... unru
row: iMrs. N. It. Drew, Klamath Kalis; Mrs. K. T. Bishop, Mrs. A. C.
Greenwood, Mrs. W. B. Shively, all of Portland, and Mrs. Frank Spears,
Salem, all executive committee members.
Frosh fKidnap’ Terry Before
Saturday’s Tug of War
- I f
Saturday morning three sophs,
Theta Chi Leland Terry, Bill
Pease, qjid Herb Clark awakened
early, anxious to help the class of
'38 register a tug-of-war victory
over the frosh.
The trio drove to the millrace
hours before the scheduled time.
With shovels the lads dug a deep
hole in which they placed a large
timber. Around it was placed a
hook to which they hoped their
classmates would be able to tie
their end of the rope when and if
the freshmen yielded a few inches.
Carefully they refilled the hole
with dirt, morecarefully covering
it over with sod to conceal the
“dead man.”
Up drove three carloads of frosh
led by Theta Chi Homer Cooley,
Phi Delta Bill Cummings, and Delt
Harry Clifford. The scrambled out
of their cars and after the rivals,
catching Terry. Fighting with ev
ery ounce of his 180 pounds, the
husky finally had to give up and
permit the first year men to place
his helpless form in one of the
cars. The three autos then sped
south on the Pacific highway. So
did Pease and Clark, only to run
out of gas and lose the frosh. Fi
nally they turned of on an old
country road, the end of which they
soon reached. They chugged on
through a pasture. The struggling
leader of '38 was carried from the
car and tightly bound by the frosh
after his pants, shoes, and socks
were removed and thrown in the
cars which soon sped away with
the 'kidnapers.' anxious to join in
pulling the sophomores through
the millrace.
After a time Terry crawled "and
rolled his way several hundred
yards to a farmer who was plow
ing in an adjoining field. The kind
man of the soil untied the victim
l and told him of a farmhouse with
' a telephone down the road about
i two and a half miles.
As he approached the house
I Terry removed his shirt and
wrapped it around his waist to be
j more fit to meet the glances of
| strangers. He rapped at the door.
And who should answer it but a
young woman who is a freshman in
j the University. Told of his plight,
the loyal girl said that they had
no phone A sympathetic mother,
\ listening from within, rushed to
the door and invited the unfortu
nate lad to use the phone to call
Soon they arrived, to whisk the
bruised and battered chairman
Photos of Mothers,
Floats Available
At 1)0 News Bureau
Mothers or others who were
quests at the University over
Junior Weekend may secure
pictures of the majority of
those who attended the mass
meeting, it was announced yes
Pictures of the new officers
may also be obtained. Small re
productions will cost ?5 cents
and the larger ones 50 cents.
Orders should be addressed
to the news bureau in care of
Ihe University. Only stamps or
i'oin should be mailed. It was
id vised by officials that moth
ers ask their children to contact
the news bureau to secure the '
Pictures of canoe fete floats
may also lie obtained, but some
are rather poor so mothers de
siring photographs should ask
their son or daughter to call at
the news bureau to see the
pictures first.
Burro Balks
Phi Sigma Kappa,
Refuses Float Ride
Original plans for ‘‘Kathleen
Mavourneen.” the float which
placed second for Alpha Chi Ome
ga and Phi Sigma Kappa, called
for a burro to be hitched to the
When the float was embarked
the burro was on it. When it
reached the view of the spectators,
it was not aboard.
As soon as the float was pushed
from the shore to be guided down
the stream the burro became very
nervous, it seems, and crashed
through part of the decorations of
the float to jump ashore to, what
seemed to it. safety. Minus the
burro, the float proceeded uninter
rupted down with nothing hitched
to the cart.
back to the scene of the water
combat, only to arrive at the con
clusion of the melee. Water-soaked
freshmen clamored after Terry, re
moved him from the car and
tossed his almost resistless form
into the depths of the millrace and
Peggy Carper
Rules Gay Campus
Pinnacle of Reign’s Glory
Reached a I Canoe Fete
Saturday Night
Peggy Carper, a Kappa with
titian hair, ruled over the glory of
this year’s Junior Weekend with
all the grace of a comely maiden.
In Queen Peggy's royal court
were Princesses Lucile McBride,
Grace Peck, Jayne Bowerman, and
Irene Schaupp, all stately coeds
Queen Peggy's magic reign be
gan at noon Friday when she was
crowned by Jack McGirr, president
of the junior class, at the campus
luncheon. Friday night the maid
ens, with their escorts, were
featured at the Junior Prom in a
special dance before hundreds of
mothers and students.
The queen and her court floated
down the millrace Saturday night
on the first float of the canoe
fete. On the prow of the queen's
barge was a manv-pointed silver
Martha McCall,
Bjork Win Cup
The Gerlinger and Koyl cups
were presented to Martha McCall
and Del Bjork at the Junior Prom
Saturday night as a feature of
intermission. The awards are made
annually to the most outstanding
junior woman and man on the
Miss McCall. Pi Beta Phi, is the
new president of the associated
women students and Bjork, Sigma
Phi Epsilon, has been elected cap
tain of next year's football eleven
and has won exceptional grades
during his athletic career.
Starts Sweet
Smokes Sweet
Stays Sweet
Also Imperial Yollo Bolm $1.50
Mrs. Peets
New President
Of Mothers
New Set of Officials Is!
Elected at Saturday’s |
Mass Meeting
Mrs. Elbert C. Peets, Portland,
was unanimously elected president
of the Oregon mothers at their
annual mass meeting in Guild
theater Saturday afternoon.
Others elected to office: Mrs.
Warren D. Smith, Eugene, vice
president; Mrs. A. B. Starbuck,
Dallas, treasurer; and the follow-,
ing members of the executive
board: Mrs. Roy T. Bishop, Mrs.
W. B. Shively, Mrs. I. Lubersky,
Mrs. Rudie Wilhelm, Mrs. Noble
Wiley Jones, Mrs. A. C. Green
wood, Mrs. George Cornwall, all
of Portland; Mrs. M. D. Latour
ette, Oregon City, Mrs. Ben Chand
ler, Marshfield, Mrs. Frank H.
Spears, Salem, Mrs. J. J. Bauer,
Pendleton, Mrs. G. C. Pauling, As
toria, Mrs. George A. Keyes, Bend,
and Mrs. N. B. Drew, Klamath
Falls. Mrs. Walter Cook was re
elected honorary persident.
Students Presented
Progress in the organization of
University mothers was reported
from not only all parts of Oregon
but from Washington and Cali
fornia by representatives, '"he
work conducted by Eugene and
Portland mothers was especially
praised by Mrs. George F. Brice,
Portland, retiring chairman and
Hazel P. Schwering, dean of
women. Mrs. Schwering introduced
to the mothers the three outstand
ing coed leaders, Martha McCall,
Elaine Cornish, and Frances
Dr. Boyer Hopeful
Karl W. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel and new state NYA head,
welcomed the mothers in a short
address and Dr. Boyer outlined
briefly the brighter outlook which
faces the University since the re
organization of its financial struc
Mrs. Brice introduced to the
mothers the two University fresh
men whom the Portland mother’s
club aided last fall by the award
ing of a scholarship fund. They
were Paul Deutschmann and Tom
Turner, both of Portland. Each
told of his progress in his year’s
Juniors Entertain
Most Mothers
The junior class repeated last
year’s win this Junior Weekend in
the competition between classes to
bring the most mothers to the cam
pus for Mother's day. A total of
418 registered, but officials esti
mated two or three hundred more
failed to sign the registration
Forty-nine per cent of the jun
iors enrolled in the University en
tertained their mothers. The fresh
man class was second, lagging with
19 per cent; the seniors were third
with 18 per cent.
There was no award offered for
competition between living organ
izations this year.
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Her Crown Gone
Queen Peggy I, who ruled the
Oregon campus for three fun
filled days of Junior Weekend and
is now again answering to the
name of Peggy Carper. She is a
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Zachary, Zeke,
Zeb Bust Way
Down Millrace
Zeb, Zeke, and Zachary, the three
coots from the Capoose hills, hit
the millrace stretch last Saturday
night, as they had promised, be
fore “Ol’ Suzanni!” had got off
Sambo’s knee. Busting into the
lighted lane this surprise float did
a right-about-turn and headed
down the race.
Aboard the float, Zeb, Zeke, and
Zachary leaned against a typical
backwoods shack and pointed the
delinquent “grandma” out into the
storm with her young offspring.
Too lazy to move, the three hill
billies denied their poor ol’ granny
the right of shelter from the driv
ing snow-flakes which drove down
from above and up from below, as
they were thrown from behind a
tree. Half way down the race the
snow ran out and granny had a
short respite.
The mystery which surrounded
these bewhislcered figures who
warned the canoe fete committee
of their arrival in letters to the
Emerald was dispelled when it was
discovered that the idea w-as con
cocted by one of the mien's dorm's
most prominent leaders, nurtured
by three of the Junior Weekend
leaders, and the float constructed
and manned by the boys from Al
pha hall.
The float was not listed on the
program and few discovered the
identity of the three coots, granny,
or the snow man behind the tree.
It was through an inside tip that
the Emerald was able to learn that
the Alpha hall unit built the unique
Mothers Hear
Mrs. Parsons
At Banquet
Youth Knows Its Mind,
Speaker Tells ‘Moms’
Saturday Evening
A majority of the 418 mothers
who registered for annual Mother’s
day gathered early Saturday eve
ning to banquet with their student
sons and daughters in John Straub
memorial hall.
Mrs. Mabel Holmes Parsons,
prominent Oregon writer, delivered
the principal address of the eve
ning. Mothers, she said, do not
feel that they are scrimping and
sacrificing to send their children
to schools of higher learning, but
are glad to be relieved of the re
sponsibility of them to follow pur
suits of their own choosing.
No Need for Worry
Youth knows what it is doing,
Mrs. Parsons maintained, telling
the group of mothers that there
was no need for worry over young
er generations. Her topic was
“Personal Predilections.”
Mrs. George F. Erice, retiring
president of the Oregon mothers,
was toastmistress at the banquet.
Invocation was given by Rev. Wil
liston Wirt and Charles Fahey was
featured in two vocal selections
between courses. Greetings were
extended the mothers by Fred
Hammond, new president of the
associated students, Dr. C. Valen
tine Boyer, University president,
and Merle Chessman, president of
the Oregon Dads. “The dads will
be tickled to have you mothers get
back home,” Mr. Chessman re
marked in his address of welcome.
Officers Introduced
Special guests and new officers
of the Mother’s organization were
introduced by Mrs. Brice to con
clude the affair. Music was pro
vided by the Phi Beta trio: Mada
lena Giustina, violin; Robert Mof
fit, cello; and Theresa Kelly, piano.
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