Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 14, 1937, Image 1

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    Push for Funds to
Grass Hayward Field
Gaininp Momentum
Passing Show
lSetv Mattson Land
Female (.oumau
Influenza Spreads
Strike Parley
Convict Questioned
A new lead on the Mattson kid
naping case was being followed
yesterday with the questioning of
Emerson Smith, inmate of Folsom
prison, concerning his reported
friendship with Fred Orrin Haynes,
former convict in the prison, who is
being sought in connection with
the Mattson case. Smith denied ac
quaintanceship with Haynes out
side of Folsom.
Meanwhile, in Tacoma, the mo
ther, father, brother, and sister of
the slain boy heard a 25-minute
sermon pronounced over the steel
coffin containing the remains of a
fiend-kidnaper’s victim. A John
Doe warrant charging kidnaping
under the Lindbergh law was is
sued in Tacoma yesterday, the pur
pose being to make it unlawful for
any person to withhold information,
concerning the fugitive, who is now
legally an “outlaw."
Dern Good Ranch
Hailed by her masculine com
petitors as “not so dumb" but ra
ther one of the smartest cattle
dealers in her territory, Viola Mc
Neil, pretty brown-eyed boss of the
DG ranch, Arizona, told cattlemen
at the American National Live
stock Association convention in El
Paso, Texas, yesterday, “I suppose
I'm a dub to do it, but I just can’t
help myself. I love it.”
Miss McNeil spends her vaca
tions in the lively night spots of
Texas and California, but when
she takes over the title of “boss”
at the DG ranch—which she calls
the “Dern Good" ranch—she be
comes hardboiled, no longer looks
or acts the part of a debutante but
is happy just to be a good “cow
Flu Cases Increase
Following in the wake of war
mer weather which has broken the i
cold spell of the past week, “flu” I
cases mounted on the records of'
the state health office yesterday, I
causing grave concern to state j
health officer Frederick Strieker.;
Reports listed only 171 new cases, |
but “there are, of course, many i
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Theme Song
Is in Dispute
The authorship of “Bow Down
to Washington” has been claimed
by two writers and a legal fight
now looms over the stirring col
lege song. Lester J. Wilson, grad
uate of the class of 1918 at the
University of Washington has
started legal actions to uncover
the official author.
Wilson was greatly embarrassed
recently at the Rose Bowl game
when he went down to receive the
plaudits of the rooting section af
ter a- curtain call was made for
the author of the song. Because in
stead of announcing his name over
the loud speaker as author of the
song that of Sam Armstrong,
movie song writer, was announced.
He asked for a correction but was
told that it would be “too
So now the University of Wash
ington has its own song trouble to
worry over. Recently it offered to
write a song for the University of
Oregon or to loan their song
Harvard Men Trusted
A recent abolishment of the j
“two-women" rule at Harvard!
university has given Harvard men
the privilege of entertaining wo- j
men in their rooms, unchaperoned, i
Formerly the “two-women” rule j
specified that two out of the three i
persons of any private party must :
be women.
Girls in nearby Wellesley ex
pressed satisfaction. Asked one,
“Why not ? It always took two
Harvard men to equal one
Wellesley girl, according to our
Students L se Trailers
A “trailer town,” consisting of
16 trailer homes has been estab
lished near the State Agricultural
college in Utah. An orchard has
been rented by the enterprising
students for $20 a year. Under
each trailer, from which the
wheels temporarily have been re
moved, small cellars for storing
vegetables and coal have been dug.
All expenses paid, the average
monthly rate per home is from $8
to $10.
Two Hostesses
At Formal Play
Opening Named
Advance Reservations
Indicate Initial Show
Will Have Full House;
Curtain at 8:^0
Formal opening night reception
staff for University theatre’s pro
duction of The Shining Hour” will
be in charge of Vivyan Runte and
her assistant Patricia Duggan,
according to Milton Pillette, busi
ness manager for the play.
In addition to these two hos
tesses, who will preside at the
coffee table during intermission,
the University theatre has included
many well known campus person
alities on its house management
staff. Mary Wernham and Lester
miller will be on duty at the audi
torium entrance while Laura Bry
ant and Barbara McMicken will
act as ushers. Ushers for the re
peat performances include Mar
jorie Montgomery, Dee Williams,
Edith Ekstrom and Arlene Thur
mond. Jeanne Eschle is in charge
of box office sales, assisted by
Mari Medill, ' Helen Wiedmer,
Dorothy Ash and Virgil Garwood.
Full House Seen
Heavy advance reservations for
the Friday ‘first night” indicate a
full house for the opening per
formance. All seats are reserved
for this night at a uniform price.
Both reserved and general admis
sion tickets are available for the
two repeat showings.
First night curtain is set for
8:30 p. m. The Saturday and Tues
day showings will open at 8
o’clock. Reservations for all per
formances may be made by phon
ing 3300, University theatre box
office, or calling at the office in
104 Johnson hall.
Johnson Talks
On Curriculum
At Open Meeting
Phi Delta Kappa, men’s educa
tion honorary, held its first open
meeting Monday in the 'lecture
room of the new men’s gym with
Harry B. Johnson, principal of Eu
gene high school and chairman of
the state committee of curriculum
reorganization, as speaker.
In his lecture, which was follow
ed by a short discussion, he re
viewed teaching requirements and
the adaptation of Oregon schools
to the modern trend.
The next meeting will be Mon
day evening, February 8, when Dr.
W. S. Brooks will speak on "Sum
mary of Curriculum Revision.”
Turf Fijeld Drive
Plan Take? First
Forni; Dance Slated
Support of Interfraternity Council Will
Be Asked at Meet Today; C a m p 11 s.
Alumni, Business Men Asked to Aid
Campaigns to finance the turfing of Havward field gathered
impetus last night when Bill Van Dusen and Dick Watson, in
stigators of the movement announced a definite plan for raising
the money. Cooperation of the interfraternity council will be
asked at a meeting today.
An all-campus dance to raise funds for the turfing project has
been scheduled for the night of February 26, following the
second Oregon-Oregon state college basketball game.
ASU to Discuss
Meeting Report
First Session to Be Held At
Gerlinger Tonight; Open
To All Students
With reports on state and na
tional conventions for discussion
material, members of the American
student union will gather in the
sunporch of Gerlinger hall tonight
at 7:30 for the first session of the
winter term.
The state executive council, set
up at Portland during Christmas
vacation, will be discussed. Plans
for organizing high schools in
Portland, Salem and Eugene will
be lined up.
The student strike against war
will be carried on a state-wide ba
sis this year. Activities for the
entire state will be coordinated by
the ASU. A state youth act, sched
uled for its final draft at a Port
land meeting Sunday, will be pre
sented tonight, and taken to the
state legislature soon.
Oregon's labor investigation,
with all the facts in, is ready soon
to open demands for a 35c mini
mum wage for all student labor.
Dormitory wages, now 25c, are ex
pected to be the immediate center
of the protest and demand.
Tonight’s session, in addition to
hearing and discussing reports
from the state convention, will dis
cuss the relation between the ASU
and student cooperatives. The
meeting is open to all students.
Misses Barbara Henderson and
Janet Grepe were pledged to Alpha
Phi sorority during the past week,
according to an announcement
from the dean of women’s office
Basil’s Bending Ballerina
Olga Morosova, ballerina with Col. W. de Basil’s Ballet Russe, ap
pears here on February 4 in an associated student appearance of the
A tag1 drive directed by the.
Order of the O was suggested as
another possible means of raising
Contact Work Starts
Members of the Sigma Nu fra
ternity are contacting Eugene
business men and University
backing of their fraternity alumni
Watson and Van Dusen will
take the plan before the members
of the interfraternity council to
ask their co-operation in carrying
out the turfing project.
Assistance Pledged
Seven living organizations on
the campus have already pledged
financial assistance, and other
houses have offered to help. A
committee will be formed among
members of various houses in an
effort to get the co-operation of
every student on the campus.
Contributions to the turfing
fund will be handled through Ed
Walker, ASUO ticket clerk and
bookkepper. Solicitors will issue
receipts for donations, each receipt
being numbered, and the money
will be deposited in a special ac
count designated for laying
grass on Hayward field.
For Lettermen9s
Limp Underway
Once again the annual Letter
men's Limp looms into the lime
light. Again Webfoot warriors
of the gridiron will trip the light
fantastic and wax romantic in
Gerlinger hall.
Yes, plans got underway yes
terday when the Order of the O
met and appointed Andrew Hur
ney chairman of the third annual
Lettermen’s Limp.
Right after the Oregon-Wash
ington basketball game, the
night of February 2, Gus Meyer
will strike up the band, vocalist
Smoky Whitfield will swing into
a song and campus coeds will
swing into the arms of their
swaying partners. Then comes
the intermission . . . and with
it the big event of the evening
featuring a chorus that would
make the eyes of even the great
Ziegfeld stand out with envy.
Such legs! Such form! Yes, it’s
the first year lettermen who will
slowly go into their dance pre
senting the inimitable, unmistak
able Webfoot routine. Then will
come a whiff of South Sea is
lands . . . romance . . . and June
in "February . . . with Harry Mc
Call and his famous rhumba.
Radio Class Students
Plan Weekly Programs
Two programs will be presented
each week by members of the
radio classes under the direction
of D. E. Hargis, instructor in
speech. On Saturdays a variety
program will be broadcast from
KORE at 7:45 p. m. Radio forum
programs on topics of present in
terest will be broadcast in an in
terview style each Tuesday at
8:45 from KOAC, Corvallis.
The radio classes are new this
year, and 30 students are now en
"olled in this two hour course,
which is open to all University
students. All continuity for the
programs are written by the stu
dents themselves and practice in
arranging and selecting topics is
No Social Ban
Expected Now
Says Miller
Restrictions on Visiting
Continued at Univer
sity Hospital; Situation
OK ‘If Care is Taken"
Unless students insist upon at
tending social functions while ill.
there will be no ban placed on
social gatherings this term, Dr.
Fred N. Miller, University physi
cian, announced last night.
Dr. Miller found it necessary last
winter term to stop all organized
social functions when influenza
cases reached near-epidemic num
bers on February 20. 1936. The ban
ocntinued for most of the term.
"There is really no cause for
alarm,” he said, in discussing the
present influenza case, "If students
will be considerate of others, as
well as of themselves, by not going
to dances and other social activi
ties when they are ill.” Last year’s
social cancellation was not entirely
successful because students gath
ered at public dances and other
All available rooms are being
used at the Infirmary and the vis
iting restrictions continued. Em
ergency nurses have been called in
from the Sacred Heart hospital
and will continue at the campus
hospital until the present situation
is controlled.
Cressman Invited
To Eastern Meet
L, S. Cessman, head of the An
thropology department of the Uni
versity, has been invited to partici
pate in a round table discussion
held by the Academy of Natural
Science of Philadelphia on March
18, 19, and 20. The subject of the
discussion is to be early man. The
occasion is the 125 anniversary
of the academy.
The meeting will be interna
tional, with men from China,
South Africa, Denmark, Palestine
and several other countries attend
ing. About 12 states from this
country will be represented at the
The University of Oregon has
been asked to submit to the meet
ing all its material on early man.
Oregon Students Rally Today
At Second of Term’s Revived
Schedule of ASUO Assemblies
Yocom Speaks
Tonight in Deady
‘Protozoa in Medicine' Is
Topic for I n f o r in a 1
Lecture at 7:80
"Protozoa in Medicine" is to be
the subject of an informal lecture
given in Deady hall tonight by Dr.
H. B. Yocom, head of the zoology
department. The meeting, which
will be open to the public, will
start at 7:30.
Discussion and questions will fol
low Dr. Yucom's talk.
If sufficient interest is shown
in this lecture a regular seminar
series may follow. Such a series
would supplement the present sci
ence curriculum, adding to the in
terest and value of the course for
In past year these series have
been held successfully. The talks,
though of special value and inter
est to pre-medicine and biology
students, have been popular also
with the public.
W. Morse Is Made
Chairman of Law
Schools’ Council
Dean Wnyne L. Morse, of the
University law school, has been
-selected for the chairmanship of
the American Law Schools’ coun
cil on criminal law, collleages in
the department announced.
This position is to be held for
two years and Dean Morse’s duties
will involve the directing of the
association’s criminal law pro
gram. His selection is a distinct
recognition of his high standing in
this field, it is said.
At the Chicago convention Dean
Morse delivered an address on
"The Role of Psychiatry in the
Administration of Criminal Law.”
Dean Morse stopped for the con
vention on his way to Washing
ton, D. C., where he is to begin
his assignment as assistant direc
tor of the attorney general's sur
vey of release procedures.
Sophs ‘Black-Listing’
Shavers, Prepare Bath
The latest reports available from the weather man indicate that the
warm rain that has been dousing the campus for the last forty-eight
hours will thaw the ice covering the millrace in short order. “So much
the better” say Jim Wells and Willie Frager, co-chairmen of the
vigilante committee.
If the thaw comes as soon as is expected, the dunking parties to be
held for the shaving faction of the sophomore men will begin this
noon from the deck of the Hilyard
A black list is now being made
up by the vigilantes in fraternities
of the men that violate the age-old
tradition of raising a flowing
beard in preparation for the an
nual whiskerino. Reports from the
secret agent in Alpha hall indicate
that three men are now on the
waiting list for the honor of being
the first ones thrown in this year.
The only time that the second
year men may touch a razor, ex
cept to cut their toe-nails, in the
next week and a half will be the
night of the dance. Then and then
only may the beards be trimmed.
■Sophomnre men coming to the
dance will be expected to have a
full beard. Only the extra-long
straggly hairs may be removed
before the evening.
Following is a list of the public
enemies of sophomore men, num
bers one to twenty-seven inculsive,
namely, the members of the vigi
lante committee. Waldo Canfield,
Jack Berry, John Hays, Bill
: Sayles, Brock Miller, Doyle Mulli
gan, Ed Harper, Zane Kemler, Bud
Robertson, Bill Robinson, Jim
Nicholson, Jack Lockridge, A1
Bogue, Ed Anderson, John Van
nice, Max Mosler, Bob Gridley,
Joe Green, Woody Robinson, Nello
Giovanini, Bill Fry, Pat Frizzell
Lute Coment, Keith Osburne, Dave
Gammon, John Yerby, Dick Olcott.
Forensic Group
Will Make First
Trip in February
Members of the speech sympos
ium discussion group, chosen from
active participants in varsity
forensics, will make their first
trip into, the state during February.
Members of the group have not yet
been selected to W. A. Dahlberg,
assistant professor of speech and
forensic coach.
The initial appearance of the
group will be made at the First
Congregational church in Portland,
February 21. On February 22 they
are scheduled to address a meet
ing of the Astoria Rotary club,
i They will speak at the Svenson
I Knappa high school at Clatsop on
February 23.
Although the dates have not yet
been set for other speaking tours,
it is understood that the group
will probably visit the Seaside
vicinity. Other trips planned in
clude Klamath Falls, Marshfield,
.Coquille, Myrtle Point, and Bandon.
These trips are sponsored by the
educational activities board of
the A. S. U. O., and are made each
I y e a r to further interest in
I forensics.
Salesman Finds
Oregon Students
Diction a ry-less ’
Either Oregon students have
dictionaries before they come to
college or they are not nearly
so interested in increasing their
vocabulary as has been assumed.
This painful fact was brought to
light here yesterday afternoon
when G. E. Pease, Funk & Wag
nails salesman stopped over in
Eugene to study the market.
“One of the most dictionary
less schools on the coast" was
the verdict of Pease who brought
figures to prove it. Over 1500
dictionaries were sold on the
University of California campus
last year compared to between
50 and 60 here.
The argument that the schools
are different in size does not
hold, according to Pease, inas
much as the freshman class,
which buys the great bulk of dic
tionaries, is scattered throughout
junior colleges and is not nearly
as large at California as would
be supposed.
Marion F. McClain of the Uni
versity Co-op store brought to
light even more damaging evi
dence. “Last year," he declared,
Oregon State college ordered 700
Webster dictionaries, sold them
all out and reordered several
times. The University on the
other hand still has on its shelves
some of the 50 dictionaries or
dered at the same time."
Jewett Contests
Begin Next Month
Discussions, Oratorical
Contests Are To Be Held
On February 31
Two W. F. Jewett speaking con
tests have been scheduled for Feb
ruary. The annual contest will be
held Wednesday evening, February
3 and the oratorical contest will be
Thursday evening, February 11.
Each person taking part in the
discussion contest will prepare to
speak upon some specific phase of
the general subject ‘‘Problems of
Peace.” He will give a 3-minute
extemporaneous speech and then
be questioned by the judges. His
answers must be limited to one
Contestants will be judged on
their grasp of the significance of
the topic, the thoroughness of their
information, the clarity of organ
ization of their speech, their direct
ness in presentation, and their abil
ity to answer 'questions related to
the subject.
Those planning to take part in
this contest, which is open to all
undergraduates, are requested to
list their phase of the question as
soon as possible in order to prevent
duplication. Three typewritten cop
ies outlining the speech in full sen
tence form must be submitted two
days before the contest so that the
judges may prepare questions.
Contestants in the oratorical
contest may choose their own sub
ject which should be some problem
of public concern. They must show
why the problem is significant,
analyze the problem, propose a
solution, and urge that their solu
tion be followed.
The oration must be 15 minutes
in length. A written copy is to be
filed one week before the date of
the contest.
Prizes of $25, $15, and $5 will be
awarded in both these contests.
Judges have not been chosen but
will probably be made up of mem
bers of the faculty.
Sigma Kappa sorority have
changed the date of their winter
formal from February 13 to Janu
ary 30, according to an announce
ment from Dean Schwering’s office
Gib Schultz Will Conduct
Amateur Hour; ‘Iron
Mike% New Backfield
Coach, to Appear
Others Scheduled
Professors Are Special
Guests Today; Section
Will Be Provided
The first of an extensive pro
gram of student body assemblies
planned under the new student
body regime takes place today at
11 a. m. in Gerlinger hall.
All professors have been issued
a special invitation to attend the
student body meeting today. There
will be a separate section reserved
for them.
Mike Mikulak, former Oregon
all-American fullback, will be in
troduced to the student body for
the first time as Oregon's newly
employed back-field coach.
Hal Young will be present to
lead the students in songs, and to
sing a number of his own selec
Gil Schultz, president of the
student body, will act as master
of ceremonies in another import
ant feature of the assembly,
“M a j o r Bow-wow's Amateur
President Schultz, in planning a
more extensive student body pro
gram of assemblies and activities,
has the whole-hearted support of
“Prink" Callison and the re
mainder of the coaching staff.
Coach Callison in affirmation of
the new program said: “The pres
ent program of more ASUO as
semblies is a fine thing, and the
present organization is one of the
best we’ve had.”
Gene Shields, Oregon line coach,
said: “I am for short, snappy stu
dent body assemblies with lots of
pep such as are now being
Dill Hayward, veteran trainer
and track coach said; “I am in
favor of an ASUO assembly every
Thursday at 11 a. m. Glad to see
the old spirit returning.”
Anse Cornell, athletic manager,
also gave his approval of the pro
gram the new administration is
Mrs. Fitch Gets Card
From Oregon Alumnus
Mrs. Clara L. Fitch, secretary of
the graduate division, recently re
ceived a card from Lee Chapin,
who received his master’s degree
from the University of Oregon at
the 1936 summer session.
Mr. Chapin has been an instruc
tor at Stanford university, but is
now on leave of absence, and is
studying for his doctor’s degree at
the University of Edinburgh,
as our
Joe Richards