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VOLUME XXXVIII
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1937
NUMBER 56
The
Passing Show
Flood Toll Mounts
Opera Tragedy
War Plot Charged
CM Strike Front
_
Ey DARREL ELLIS
Still Rising
Flood Facts:
Homeless—1,000,000.
Known dead—261.
Damage—$400,000,000.
Relief — $790,000,000 appropria
lion Dill before congress.
Army engineers were preparec
to evacuate all residents along r
l.riOO-mile stretch of the Mississipp
last night if and when the rive:
went over the top of a 60-fool
levee at Cairo, Illinois, dangerous
ly situated at the fork of the Ohic
with the Mississippi.
In Louisville, police removed
more than 120 bodies from the
submerged west end, and at least
300 more were dead in hospitals
from disease and exposure. Dead
were being buried without identifi
cation. Estimates of how many
would be found when the waters
subside were avoided.
Opinions of army officials varied
as to the strength of newly con
structed levees below Cairo to
withstand the tremendous pressure
being exerted on them.
Death Robs Stage
A slight stab wound, inflicted
accidentally by Lawrence Tibbett
during a stage rehearsal in New
York, was followed by the death
Tuesday night of Joseph Sterzini,
Metropolitan opera singer for 28
years. Hospital attaches said a
blood clot was the probable cause
of death.
Sterzini, whose part called for
him to hold another performer
while Tibbett lunged with a stil
etto, received a 2-inch gash on
his hand when the' dagger twisted
in Tibbett’s hand.
Trotsky, the Red
A plot which was to have thrown
Germany and Japan together in a
war on Russia in 1937 was told to
Soviet officials yesterday by two
of the 17 confessed conspirators.
Leon Trotsky, exile from the
USSR, whom one of the witnesses
named as head conspirator, vigor
ously denied all charges against
him.
Territorial concessions would
have been given to Germany and
Japan for their aid in overthrow
ing the Soviet government, the plot
provided. Trotsky is charged with
arranging the deal.
Sloan Denies Blame
Nearly 6,000 automotive work
ers will go back to work today in
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Stanford Coeds
Buy Palo Alto
'Red Flannels9
By BERNADINE BOWMAN
According- to an unofficial sur
vey, Palo Alto stores are cleaned
cut of red underwear, sold mostly
to Stanford women. When it's 50
degrees or maybe even 40, Stan
ford women prefer silk wikies to
.woolens. But when the thermom
eter drops to 32 degrees or less,
comfort takes precedence over
class and red underwear replaces
scanties.
Coed engineering students have
been forced to take on red undies.
Men classmates only know what
they see, of course, but they de
clare they have seen the tv/o top
buttons and are satisfied.
Pin-Planting Old Fad
Who started all this business of
“planting" pins, anyway? inquires
the University of Washington
Daily. It might have beeh Santa
Clause (they're frequently cheaper
than diamonds) or the Gold Dig
gers of 1850. As far back as 1850,
they say, the custom existed, but
the boys got something out of it
then besides a more or less dubious
“glory.” In exchange for his jew
eled bauble the lady presented him
a lover’s knot made from ribbons
of her sorority colors which he
wore under his coat lapel.
Paper Lists ‘Pipes'
"Service with a smile” is the
motto of the Daily Texan. A re
cent issue of the paper contained
a list of the “snap courses” being
offered by the University of Texas,
together with the number enrolled
in each particular course. The edi
tors were even so obliging as to |
list the percentage of students who
passed and flunked. The best
course offered, they stated, for
those who want to pass, is physi
cal education, in which 91.5 per
cent passed last year. The subject
which had the lowest number of
passing students last year was ap
plied mathematics. Only 57 per
cent of the students got by. 1
Theater Sets
| Early Showing
For Two Hits
‘Pursuit of Happiness,’
‘Ethan Frome’ Listed
For February, April
Run by Players
Pushing forward an intensive
1936-37 dramatic production sched
ule for the University theater, Ot
tilie Turnbull Seybolt, director, an
nounced today the selection of twc
stage hits set for early showings
on the campus.
Following closely on the heels oi
“The Shining Hour," which ended
its run January 19, will be pro
duced “Pursuit of Happiness,” a
sparkling romantic comedy by
Lawrence and Armina Langner.
This mischievously naughty play of
American Revolutionary war days
is scheduled for a three day run
February 26, 27, and March 2. Mrs.
I Seybolt will direct the comedy
which was produced with great
success by Laurence Rivers, at the
Avon theater in New York.
“Ethan Frome” Coming
Second of the present lineup of
plays to come is .“Ethan Frome,”
last season’s dramatic hit taken
from the best seller of Edith Whar
ton, with dramatization by Owen
and Donald Davis. The University
theater, by special arrangement
with the publishers, will be one of
the first amateur groups allowed
to produce “Ethan Frome.” Pro
duction dates are set for April 9
and 10. Horace W. Robinson, in
structor in dramatics, will design
the six different settings for the
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Gal Musicians
Will 'Swing It5
With New Band
Feminine rhythm made its
first bid for campus popularity
last night when the only all-wo
mens dance orchestra of the Uni
versity held an organization
meeting in the YWCA hut.
The girls are apparentyl of the
opinion that dance entertain
ment shall not remain a mon
opoly of the masculine element.
Already included in their ranks
are such campus musicians as
Katherine Holman, Dorothy Pur
due, Charlotte Plummer, Helen
Lewis, Lois Lundstrom, and
Kathlynn Knudsen.
The group will hold regular
practice sessions in Gerlinger
hall. The first practice will be
held next Monday night at 7:30.
More saxaphone and trumpets
can be used, according to Kath
lynn Knudsen, organizer. Those
interested may call 1260-M for
further information.
Thwarts Plot
When leading Bolsheviks got the
idea, supposedly upon the sugges
tion of exiled I.,eon Trotsky, of
overthrowing the present Soviet
government, Stalin, secretary of
the communist .party, beat them
to the punch. Last night two of 17
alleged conspirators reportedly
confessed that Japan had planned
to act Russia in 1937. All will
probably face firing squads, an old
Soviet custom.
Concert Heard
On NBC Network
Hal Young, Miss Johnson,
University Orchestra in
Radio Program
A national radio audience tuned
j in last night from 6 to 6:30, heard
j for the first time the University
I symphony orchestra in a broad
cast given over the red network
of the National Broadcasting com
ring overture from the Glinke op
pany. The opening number, a stir
era, “Russian and Ludmilla,”, di
recte by Rex Underwood, was in
troduced by Phil Irwin, master of
ceremonies from Portland. A capa
city audience was on hand to hear
the orchestra play its first pro
gram over the national hookup.
The 65 piece symphony orches
tra was followed by a vocal solo,
the recitative and aria from the
Massenet opera “Manon” by Hal
Young, professor of voice and na
tionally-known tenor who sang the
aria, “Ah, Fugez Douce Image,” in
French.
“Air for Stringed Orchestra,”
delightful melody by Bach known
as the “Bradenburg Concerto No.
3” was then played by the sym
phony orchestra. Dorothy Louise
Johnson, brilliant young student
violinist, then played the magical
dancing "Zigeunerweissen" the
gypsy melody by Sarasate.
Dean John J. Landsbury of the
school of music read a congratu
latory message from Willem Van
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Beaux Art Date Bureau
Works Despite Hecklers
“We're practically swamped,” said Carmen Curry and Betty Coon,
date bureau for the Beaux Arts ball, as applicants and hoaxes con
tinued to call for last minute dates.
We have a number one applicant who is about five-foot six-inches*
tall, has dark hair, blue eyes, weighs 130 pounds, and belongs to a
prominent sorority who would like to have a date with one of the
Casteel Elected Officer
In Speech Association
John L. Casteel, director of the
speech department, was elected
second vice-president of the na
tional speech association at a con
vention held recently in St. Louis.
Herbert Wichelin of Cornell uni
versity is president of the associa
tion and A. Craig Baird of the
University of Iowa is first vice
president. .
Ed Reames Announces
Inter fraternity Group
Meeting Today at 4:00
The interfraternity council
will meet today in Geriinger
hall. President Ed Reames an
nounced last night. Regular
business will be conducted. The
meeting is scheduled for 4 o’
clock.
faculty members. Further infor
mation will be supplied by the date
bureau.
A winsome art student, of five
foot two who ties her hair in a
knot, weighs about 120 pounds,
would like a date with someone
who is prominent on the campus.
“A prize entry was Luther
Jones,” said the date bureau. "He
had the nicest voice and gave his
address as the Eugene hotel, room
303, and when w'e checked it was
Admiral Byrd's room.”
Ina May Schmidt, with a drawl
ing Swedish accent, who was five
foot seven, a PE major, and had
a boy friend who was out of town,
met with the customary courtesy
and then they checked her tele
phone number of 2190 which is
that of our esteemed Dean Hazel
P. Schwering.
Six applicants have been receiv
ed up to date resulting in a fran
tic scramble of telephone numbers
but their final words were, "We
guarantee satisfactory service to
everyone, including the Admiral.”
'Work at Pole
Explained by
Admiral Byrd
Polar Expeditions Aided
22 Science Branehes,
Explorer Avers; Tells
Of Battles With Death
Speaking for the second time on
the University campus, Rear Ad
miral Richard E. Byrd recounted
his adventures of his second Ant
arctic trip, Wednesday night at
McArthur court.
Admiral Byrd gave two perform
ances during his short visit in Eu
gene. A matinee in the afternoon
for grammar and high school stu
dents. and an evening perform
ance for student body members.
iTiurpny inirumiiTN nym
Colonel E. V. D. Murphy, com
mander of the ROTC unit at the
University, introduced Admiral
Byrd with a review of his scien
tific accomplishments and explor-'
ations. Among his adventures are
included four polar eexplorations
and a trans-Atlantic flight. He is
the only man to ever reach both
poles, and has been honored with
a congressional medal. Admiral
Byrd retired from active service in
the United States navy after his
first antarctic trip.
After a short introductory talk
of the types of scientific investiga
tion carried on, Admiral Byrd had
his films of the second Byrd Ant
arctic trip shown and spoke enter
tainingly during the film.
Films Shown
The film, entitled “Conquest,”
showed scenes of 'the ocean voy
age in the Bear and the Jacob Rup
pert, his tw'o ships, from Welling
ton, New Zealand, to the Bay of
Wales on the edge of Little Amer
ica. The side trips to explore and
may the unknown terrirtories are
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Marder Moves
! On in Drive for
j Hated Prof Titie
Dr. Arthur, not Oscar, Mariler
yesterday hacked out another
"blaze" on his trail toward the
title of "Oregon's most hated
professor."
Intent upon getting in a little
of that popular insurance
against low grades, known to
the vulgar as “apple polishing,"
a student apprehended Dr. Mar
der (not Oscar) in the library
recently and informed him that
two more of the text books for
his "Europe Since 1915" course
were on reserve in room 30.
Dr. Marder made the most of
his opportunity. Yesterday he
told the class that because three
(and not one) copies of the book
were on reserve, the assignment
would be not half but all of the
book.
The apple polisher has become
very unpopular with friends who
are also taking the course.
Meanwhile, odds against Ar
thur’s (not Oscar’s) chances of
taking the title had switched
from 1 to 4 against Dr. Marder
to 5 to 3, with few takers.
Beryl Smith Wins
Prize on Campus
Writing Contest
Pot and Quill prize for the beat
poem or story submitted in the
?ampus writing honorary's recent
rontest was awarded to Beryl
Smith at a meeting of the group
leld Tuesday evening at the home
if Mrs. Charles M. Hulten.
The contest was held by alumni
)f Pot and Quill to commemorate
he organization’s I8II1 birthday.
Because of the large number of
rntries this year the contest will
probably become an annual event,
Virginia Scoville, president of the
jroup, announced.
War Moratorium Needed
For Time of Adjustment,
Says Rear Admiral Byrd
A proposal of a six-months moratorium on war to give the nations
time to adjust conflicting interests and quarrels that will lead to war
was explained yesterday by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, who will,
with the assistance of the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, present his plan to President Roosevelt and the secretary of
state for approval,
“The plan is for the English-speaking nations of the world to pro
Colonel Leader Talks
On Physical Education
Colonel John Leader, associated
with the physical education de
partment, will give a lecture
Thursday evening at 7:30, in the
lecture room of the men’s gym.
He will speak on the difference
between physical education as con
ducted by the British and the way
it is done in the United States.
Colonel Leader said “Physical edu
cation in the United States is far
behind England’s.” He stated also
that the new men's gym will make
history in physical education. Col
onel Leader is an active sports
man.
The meeting is for PE majors
but other students are invited.
University Profs Attend
Historical Society Meet
Three professors from the Uni
versity of Oregon history depart
ment attended the annual confer
ence of the Pacific Coast branch
of American Historical society
members at Mills college in Cali
fornia, December 28 and 29. Dr.
Dan E. Clark, R. C. Clark, and
John T. Ganoe made the trip.
The purpose of these conferences
is to have representatives from the
various colleges read papers which
represent research pieces. These
papers will appear in the maga
zine, “Pacific Historical Review,”
publication of this organization. R.
C. Clark is a member of the board
of editors of this magazine, which
is published in Los Angeles.
These men also met Harold No
ble, who has a leave of absence
from this University and who is
now at the University of Califor
nia, in Berkeley, writing a book on
Korean history.
pose a six-months moratorium to
the signers of the Pact of Paris.”
It will be a breathing spell for the
nations to stop, look, and listen,”
the Admiral said.
Admiral Byrd was interested in
knowing the attitude of Oregon
students toward war. He said,
"The proposal needs the support
of the youth of America to achieve
its purpose.”
Plans Another Trip
On the subject that has made
him famous, Admiral Byrd said he
plans another expedition to the
Antarctic in approximately two
years. This trip will be made to
explore the unknown land beyond
the south pole from Little Am
erica.
The famed explorer said his last
expedition served 22 branches of
science, discovered enough coal to
provide for the whole world, found
oil, lead, silver, and copper, be
sides mapping 450,000 miles of
previously unknown territory. Ad
miral Byrd said he claimed 300,
000 miles of this territory for the
United States.
Men All Married
When asked what became of his
men when he returned to the
states, he replied, “Everyone mar
ried except one.”
Admiral Byrd's close-cropped
iron gray hair and laughing blue
eyes are well fitted to the man
who has crossed the opposite ends
of the earth and who has flown
from the Atlantic. He is bashful
in talking about himself, and once
stopped and said: “Gosh, I can’t
talk about myself all the time,”
as he was describing his five
month solitary stay at advance
base, 123 miles south of Little
America.
That Admiral Byrd was a hum
orist became evident when he de
scribed a penguin which adopted
him, as, “it was either a Suzy or
a John—I called it Suzy.”
Marriage Talks
Will Continue
On February 3
Happiness in Marriage
Is Subject of Women"1 s
Talk; Men Will Hear
Hr. Schanffler
J Admittance cards which were
distributed' to living' organizations
| January 11 will admit student body
members to the lecture-forums on
i marriage which were postponed
I earlier in the month due to the in
fluenza epidemic and which will be
held definitely on Wednesday, Feb
ruary 3.
Admittance will be allowed only
on these cards. Those who do not
have them, may obtain them from
Dean Karl Onthank's office.
Dr. Brodie to Talk
Dr. Jessie L. Brodie, practicing
physician from Portland, will lec
ture to the women at 7:15 in Ger
linger hall. Dr. Brodie has chosen
as her lecture topic, “How to Be
Happy Though Married."
This is the third year that Dr.
Brodie has appeared on the cam
pus in such a series of lecture-for
ums. It is the seventh year that
students have heard a discussion
on marriage presented by authori
ties on the subject under the di
rection of the personnel office of
Dean Onthank and a committee of
students.
Men in Villard
Dr. Goodrich C. Schanffler, Port
land physician, will lecture to the
men of the student body in Villard
hall at the same time, speaking on
the biological problems of mar
riage.
Dr. J. Hudson Ballard, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church in
Portland, will close the lectures
with a discussion of the “Psycho
logical Phases of Love and Mar
riage." The date for this will be
announced later, announces Dean
Onthank.
Student committee members
taking care of the series are Jayne
Bowerman, Isabelle Miller, Charles
Miller, Bud Burnett, Jean Gulov
son, and Mildred Blackburne.
I
Men Infirmary
Patients Start
Sick m a Flu
Reorganization of the students
in Emergency hall took place
yesterday when they became
publicly known as the Oregon
chapter of the Sickma Flu. Un
til the organization .step they
were known on the campus as
the Inter-Infirmary association.
With twenty charter members
the first official business meet
ing was held yesterday, at which
time Mr. Clifford Thomas was
unanimously elected president,
according to a report released by
Mr. Thomas.
Rushing of the girls on the
second floor will begin at the
first of next week, and continue
until February 4. Methods of in
itiation are being arranged, but
will not be disclosed, according
to Herbert Ehrsam, rushing
chairman.
Various exchange desserts,
dances, and scavenger hunts are
being planned by the social com
mittee which is headed by
Wayne Harbeft in the absence
of Dale Lasselle.
Requirements of the chapter
are that you must be definitely
a victim of the flu brought to
the hospital where you will be
isolated for your own protection
and for the protection of others
in your house.
YWCA Advisory Board
Honors Guests at Tea
Mrs. Frederick M. Hunter, Mrs.
C. Valentine Boyer, and Mrs. Hazel
P. Schwering will be honor guests
at the YWCA Advisory Board open
house next Tuesday, February 3,
at 3 o’clock. The guests are hon
orary members of the board.
Mrs. Clarence Chase, member of
the board, is in charge of arrange
ments for the tea. The program
will include an informal talk by
Elaine Cornish, YWCA president,
on the activities of the YW groups
this year.
Explains Excess
Over-crowded rooms and swol
len enrollment were causes behind
the excess of budget for Oregon
and Oregon State colleges this
year, Chancellor Frederick M.
Hunter told the state board of
higher education Tuesday after
noon at its monthly meeting.
Henderson Gives
Plant Talk Tonight
U. O, Herbarium Curators
Will Diseuss Food-Plants
Along Columbia
Interesting- food plants growing
along the Columbia river will be
curator of the University herbar
described by Dr. L. F. Henderson,
ium, in a public lecture tonight at
7:30 in room 101 Condon hall.
The talk will be presented in the
form of a story, following the ad
ventures of an Indian brave who
leaves Astoria to see his Indian
sweetheart, living in Idaho. The
brave must start forth without
weapons or food. He is forced to
live off food-plants he finds along
the way. How these are found,
and how he could distinguish them
from other plants, will be discus
sed by Dr. Henderson.
Sponsored by a group of science
students, the meeting Is the sec
ond in a series designed to supple
ment science courses taught at the
University. '.Subsequent lectures,
to be held every two weeks, will
include topics in the fields of
chemistry, zoology, pre-medics, bi
ology, botany, anthropology, and
physics. Speakers will include sci
entists from Corvallis and Port
land as well as faculty members on
this campus.
Beck Speaks
For Assembly
Thursday at 11
Slock Market Director
To Discuss Personnel
Work on Stock Mart:
Will Present Yaroff
Years of experience and asso
ciation with the governors and em
ployees of the New York stock ex.
change forms the background
which enables Cameron Beck, per
sonnel manager of the exchange, to
give authentic information on “Ca
reers in Business," to a student
body assembly this morning at 11.
Mr. Beck, in his address, will tell
of the experiences of a life in
establishing relations between em
ployer and employee. Because he
is the largest employer of “teen
age" boys among financial institu
tions he is able to illustrate his
doctrines of the mutual duties and
rights of employers and employee.
Often Speaker
In the course of a year Mr. Beck
has given a total of 200 addresses
before high schools, colleges, ser
vice clubs, bankers' associations
and women’s clubs, speaking to a
total audience of 260,000.
Mr. Beck has been able to travel
and give these speeches through
the wide interest shown in his
views by educators throughout the
country. His employers have given
him this leave of absence to do
this work.
George Varoff, world’s champion
pole vaulter and University stu
dent, will be introduced during the
assembly.
Coeds Postpone
Turf Tag Drive
Hayward Fund Nears $200
Mark; Sororities Give
90 Per Cent of Total
The tag drive to raise funds for
turfing of Hayward field has boon
postponed a week, due to initia
tions in several of the sorority
houses. As a large number of the
women who had volunteered to
work on the drive would be in
volved in the initiation ceremon
ies, directors decided to wait until
.January 30.
Contributions Wednesday night
neared the $200 mark, with local
sorority chapters turning in 90
per cent of the funds.
Efforts will be made in the near
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Hollis Odds-On Favorite
For Law Faculty Dance
Advance dope on the law school faculty prize dance points toward
a sweeping victory for Acting Dean Orlando Hollis.
Prof. Carlton Spencer won the prize last term, but the law stu
dents are looking forward to a stiff battle between the two couples
at the Del Rey cafe, Saturday night. Professor Hollgs has been in
training for the past month, and is out to defeat the champion. He
plans to use the steps he learned
on a recent European trip.
The selection of winners will be
carried on in a serious manner
this judging “on merit alone” as
Thompson, chairman of the prize
dance committee. "There will be
no more 'funny' judging, because
of the formal atmosphere of the
dance.”
Professor Hollis is counting on
this judging “on merit alonre” as
well as his European style to bring
home the prizes.
Plans for the entertainment
were announced yesterday by Er
cel King, general chairman for the
dance. According to King, “the
‘piece de resistance’ will be George
Birnie, wrapped in a tablecloth, if
available, appearing to sing the
prologue to ‘Pagliacci’.”
King has announced a report
circulating throughout the law
school to the effect that, “Tom
Tongue will NOT bring his books
to the dance.”
The prize dance committee has
announced many valuable prizes
to be given the winners of the
contest. Thompson has received a
valuable gift of American Beauty
roses from Dean Morse, in Wash
ington, D. C. “Of course they are
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FINAL
SALE
of
Topcoats
$22.50 range
$
15
.00
You boys who have a hard
time making ends meet;
here's your el .nee.
JOE
RICHARD’S
MEN’S STORE
873 Willamette