Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 30, 1937, Image 1

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    VOLUME XXXVIII
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NUMBER 58
The
Passing Show
Flood Heightens
Bombers Land
Mellon Collection
Extend Spending
By DARREL ELLIS
Water along the Mississippi riv
er's 1,000 mile course rose slowly
yesterday as the overflowing Ohio
river valley continued to pour
thousands and thousands of gallons
against the already weakening
levees.
According to reports of army
engineers, working diligently to
check destruction, no major break
has yet occurred. Fear was ex
pressed that water from the Ohio
river, subsiding slowly in its own
valley, would spread disaster when
the added impact was placed in
the rising Mississippi’s water.
Federal authorities started a
clean-up drive in Louisville, Ken
tucky, where doctors and relief
agents declared that damage and
death would run higher than first
estimated.
Flyers Lick Storm
Piling through a terrific storm
that had them stopped out over the
broad Pacific, 12 big navy bombers
landed in Honolulu yesterday end
ing the greatest non-stop trans
oceanic flight in history.
About 300 miles out from Pearl
Harbor the ships were tossed mer
cilessly by a rising gale. After
battling winds for an hour and a
half, the flyers rose to higher al
titudes, eventually passing over
the storm.
FDR Mores Acceptance
Objets d’art in the famous An
drew Mellon collection, valued at
$50,000,000. will become the prop
erty of the United States govern
ment, if congress accepts the spe
cial message prepared by President
Roosevelt yesterday, moving the
acceptance of the former secretary
of the treasury's offer.
The president has completed two
other special messages. One con
cerning water conservation and
the other based on a report by the
Great Plains drought committee.
Velocity Dollars
Proudly awaiting returns on
America’s first Townsend spending
spree, Chelan, Washington, insti
gators of the movement yesterday
viewed with pleasure the spread of
the velocity dollar experiment.
Four cities have instituted the
movement, making varied techni
cal changes bift leaving ft essen
tially the same as the creators
planned. From other cities came
the news that the experiment
would start.
Various Groups
Foster Cheaters,
OSC Prof Avers
By BERNADINE BOWMAN
Who yields to dishonesty in col
lege ? Here are the answers of
Dr. Frank W. Parr, professor of
secondary education at Oregon
State:
“Men cheat more often than wo
men, perhaps because women rank
higher in intelligence.
“The older the students, the
more they cheat.
“Fraternity men and sorority
girls cheat more often than stu
dents who do not belong to houses.
“Students of Scandinavian de
scent are far more honest than
representatives of any other na
tionality.
“Students depending wholly on
their parents for financial support
are far more honest than self-sup
porting students.
“Students who are doing satis
factory work in their studies cheat
less than those who are behind in
their studies.”
Cheating is done because the
student feels that he must make a
good competitive showing. A sys
tem of education ignoring compe
tition and placing its emphasis
upon the development of the pow
er of independent thinking appears I
to be the only solution to this j
problem, Dr. Parr said.
Ruck Rogers Realism
If someone would invent a grav
ity repeller all of the fantasies of
the Buck Rogers comic strip would
probably be brought into realism,
according to assistant director of
the Washington experimenting sta
tion. He says that flying will be
come as universal as driving auto
mobiles is today when the manu
facturers fiulfill their hopes of
putting out a cheap, small air
plane that anyone can fly.
Flying cannot become universal
until a method of cancelling gra
vity is discovered. Today an air
plane depends upon forward mo
tion to keep in the air.
Warren Smith
OKs Proposed
i Minerals Bill
Geology Hea<l Approves
Large Appropriation
To Create Department
Of Geology
Warren D. Smith, head of the
University of Oregon geology de
partment, expressed his "general
approval" yesterday of the bill
placed before the legislature
Thursday which.would appropriate
$50,000 to create a state depart
ment of minerals and geology. It
would not be primarily an educa
tional department.
Declaring that although he had
helped to draft the bill as it was
sent to the governor, he had not
seen the measure in the form
in which it was given to the legis
lature, the Oregon educator said
that some sort of mineral program
with financial backing is badly
needed.
Was On Committee
“I was on the committee that
prepared the bill which the plan
ning board submitted to the gover
nor, but I haven’t seen the bill as
it has been submitted to the legis
lature,” reported Dr. Smith. "It
may have Ijeen modified, so I can't
comment on it as it now stands,
but in general I’m in favor of one
properly drawn, which will provide
for an adequate program for the
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The Worms Turn;
Student Rebukes
Prof for Cutting
When a professor rebukes a
student who has cut class, that’s
expected, but when a professor
gets bawled out for cutting class
by one of his students, that’s
news.
Professor Rudolf Ernst, of the
English department, had just
this experience recently. Ill and
absent from classes for two or
three days, Dr. Ernst received
this card from one of the mem
bers of his English drama class
—which not only achieved its
purpose, but showed Dr. Ernst
that the student was well up on
his lessons.
The message ran:
Dear Dr. Ernst:
The "Old Wive’s Tale” has it
that this is a “Shoemaker’s Holi
day.” This, indeed, “A New
Way to Pay Old Debts,” should
put "Every Man in His Humor,”
but more such “Holidays” might
“Kill the Women with Kind
ness,” which would be a real
“Maid’s Tragedy.”
Yours,
“The Gypsies Metamorphose”
Newhouse Serbs
One More Couple
For Lawyer's Hop
A thorough canvassing of the
law school student body was
made Friday under the direction
of Andy "Money-bags" New
house, in charge of finances for
the law school dance, to find one
more couple to attend the dance.
Thus far, only 49 couples are
signed up for the winter term
formal, which will be held at
the Del Rey cafe tonight. "At
least 50 couples must attend to
insure the financial success of
the dance,” said Newhouse, "so
we shall probably have to count
on a sort of half promise of the
janitor to make our quota."
Marion McClain, manager of
the Co-op, donated a very fine
urn for one of the prize dances.
It was made in India, and is
hand-etched in "the red blood of
the last fakir of Bombay.” This
beautiful piece of brasswork will
be given the winner of the stu
dent prize dance.
Several door prizes will be
given during intermission, one of
which will go to the girl coming
from the farthest distance from
Eugene. General Chairman Er
cel King's date from Springfield
is favored to cop this prize. For
mals and corsages will be worn
by women attending, while "the
old blue serge will garb the em
bryo lawyers."
River Food Plants
To Be Exhibited
! Henderson will in splay
Edible Shrubs Found
Along Columbia
Food plants which grow along
the Columbia river will be shown
to interested students by J. F.
Henderson, curator of the herbar
ium, Sunday, February 7, in the
herbarium.
The display is being made in
response to interest shown Thurs
day evening when Dr. Henderson
spoke to students on these plants.
Nearly thirty students and faculty
members attended, and expressed
the desire to see the plants which
Dr. Henderson described in his lec
ture.
Great quantities of interesting ed
ible plants grow along the Colum
bia river between Astoria and the
Blue mountains, Dr. Henderson
said. A complete collection of
these food plants is kept by Dr.
Henderson in the herbarium.
Since it' is necessary to know
the number which would like to
see these plants Dr. Henderson has
asked that all interested see Max
Doty, science student, to make ar
rangements.
Admiral Byrd Greets
Two Campus Cousins
Twenty odd years before the first guns of the Civil war boomed
along the front, two enterprising men, friends for years, aided in the
founding and building of Virginia’s well known college, Emory.
Wednesday night, following the pictures and lectures at the Igloo,
descendants of these two pioneers brought the family history up to
date across a coffe shop cable in the Eugene hotel.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, America’s famous explorer, and Maxine
Holaday Chosen
Curricular Head
Of State Council
Joseph A. Holaday, instructor of
social science at University high
school, has been selected as the
head of the Oregon curriculum
council which was started at the
last session of the Oregon State
Teachers’ association convention.
This council was originated to
establish a permanent curricular
study in the state. The principal
sponsors were Miss May Darling,
head of the department of social
science at Washington high school
of Portland; Gibson Bowles, in
structor at Jefferson high school,
Portland; and Mr. Holaday.
The objectives are the constant
study of a curriculum, the prepa
ration of courses of study, the re
lease of bibliographical material,
and the correlation of different as
pects of the curriculum.
and Carmen Winmford, University
students from Enterprise, distant
cousins of the Admiral made au
thentic by the tracing of the his
tory tree, saw and talked to one
another for the first time.
“When I heard that the Admir
al was in town,” stated Maxine, “I
immediately tried to get in touch
with him. Finally in the evening,
before the lecture, a messenger
brought me news saying Mr. Byrd
would call us.
"When he called, he seemed anx
ious that we should meet him, but
due to his heavy scheduled d^y.
the only time available was after
his lecture.
“Admiral Byrd aijd we had the
same great - great grandparents,”
asserted Carmen. “My great
grandfather's cousin's daughter
married Mr. Byrd's grandfather.
“But the Admiral talked to us
like the closest of relatives, ask
ing us about all our family, our
school work, and the University,”
put in Maxine.
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iUO-OSC Dance
Planned to Aid
Turf Project
Committee Signs Meyers
To Play February 26,
After Duck - Beaver
Basketball Came
Oregon's Hayward turfing move
ment took on a new light yesterday
when Peery Buren, co-chairman of
the dance to finance the project,
announced that the affair will be
an intercollegiate dance between
the University of Oregon and Ore
gon State college.
The dance will follow the second
Duck-Beaver basketball game held
in McArthur court this season, Fri
day, February 26. An effort will
be made next week to interest
Oregon State students in the dance,
Buren said.
Gus Meyers Will Play
The dance committee, one of sev
eral groups charged with raising
funds among students, alumni, and
local business men, has succeeded
in signing Gus Meyers' orchestra
and five vocalists for the evening.
Committees named by Buren
will meet in the College Side Mon
day at 4:30 p. m. They include:
decorations, Frances Johnson and
Sam Fort, co-chairmen, Fred Beck
er and Fred Heidel, assistants:
publicity, Zollie Volchok and Phyl
lis Gardner; tickets, A1 Carter and
Marge Baker; finance, Bill Jone3
and Marge Kissling.
Committees Given
Patrons, Isabelle Miller and
Gladys Battleson; music, Jean Ste
venson and Dick Sleeter; refresh
ments, Jacqueline McCord and
Mary Jane Mahoney; programs,
Noel Benson and Kathleen Duffy;
check room, Bob Gridley and Don
Casciato; features, Connie Kletzer
and Lois Strong; cleanup, Leland
Terry and Ron Husk; floor, Har
vey Johnson and Denton Burdick.
Admiral R. Byrd
Declares Himself
Tri-Delt Member
“Why I’m an honorary mem
ber of the Tri-Delt sorority,”
answered Rear Admiral Richard
E. Byrd, when asked if he had
any fraternity affiliations last
Wednesday afternoon prior to
his lecture.
“Will it be possible for me to
meet the president of the local
chapter?” he continued. In ac
cordance with his wishes, Marie
Rasmussen, president, and Jean
Stevenson escorted the explorer
to his lecture and then to the
Eugene hotel. Dick Litfin, de
tailed by Ralph Schomp to drive
the car, was also a member of
the party.
Drinks were served, and to
show the visitor what hard
drinkers the students of the Uni
versity are, milk and orange
juice predominated in the orders.
During this 'sojourn,’ autographs
were signed for the escorts.
The admiral confessed, while
dining with his young admirers,
that he liked to be with young
folks better than with people of
his own age.
“The first part of my life was
spent in a military school and
then in Annapolis, and from
there I started exploring. T
have associated with the men on
my trips and have been alone so
much that I have grown more
used to being with the younger
set and feel out of place with the
people of my own age. In fact, l
haven’t had a chance to grow up,
Truax Designs New
Old Oregon Stationery
New stationery, featuring the
growth of the campus, has been
designed by Woodrow Truax, bus
iness manager of Old Oregon, for
the alumni association.
The entire left half of the paper
is in picture showing the develop
ment of the campus from Deady
hall in 1876 to the new library. At
the top is an inset of Elmer C
Fansett, new alumni secretary. A
light green picture of the Oregon
pioneer statue, near Friendly hall,
forms a background for the other |
pictures.
r
''Indent ('.itrds Must Hr
Exchanged for Htdlrl
Tickets hy JJ ednrsday
i -———
Students must get student
body cards exchanged far tickets
far the Bullet Russo l>y Wed
nesday, February 3, announces
Ralph Sclioni]), educational ac
tivities manager. Tickets will
be exchanged in M c A r t h u r
Leader Speaks
To New PE Club
iLectures, Sports Will Bo
Features of the Group
Recently Organized
Colonel John Leader was the
first to speak in a series of lec
tures sponsored by the newly or
ganized Physical Education club,
(which held its first meeting Thurs
day evening in the gym.
The club was organized about
‘seven years ago, but because of the
little interest and the lack of facil
ities for gym work, the club lan
guished and a year later folded up.
Now with a new gym, and all that
goes with it, the club has been re
organized.
There are no restrictions, as it
is a campus affair. Members of
the physical education staff will
act as advisers. The club also will
have a social program. Inter-house
get-togethers and athletic contests
have been planned to make the
club as interesting as possible.
YMCA Sets Goal
At 100 Members
Drive io Finance Campus
Organization Launched;
29 Join in First Day
Glenn Griffith, secretary of the
YMCA, announced today a mem
bership drive of that organization
which will last until Wednesday
of next week.
The membership fee is $1 and
the income from the fees is used
to pay for the general expense of
the campus organization and to
make contributions to the national
organization.
Phoebus Klonoff, the Y's treas
urer, is in charge of the drive
which in its first day netted 29
members. Griffith said that he ex
pected about 100 members would
sign up before next Wednesday.
Each year the members sign up
and pay their fee which entitles
them to the use of the gymnasium
and to rates on living facilities
where the YMCA has local branch
es of its organization in the large
cities. •
Griffith stressed the fact that
all men are welcome to the privi
leges offered by the Oregon Y to
its members even if they aren’t
affiliated with the organization.
Beautifying ofrBack Yard9
Of University Impractical,
Lack Room, Says Cuthbert
Railroad and Parkin" Space Make Only
Minor Improvements Practicable*
Tracks May Be Moved Soon
Any extensive beautifying' of the area around the University power
plant, shops, and storehouses would be impractical on account of the
close proximity of the railroad, explained Mr. Fred A. Cuthbert, asso
ciate professor of landscape architecture yesterday.
“At present, there is not room enough between the sheds and the
railroad to plant a thing," Mr. Cuthbert said. “In fact there is hardly
enough room now for loading and unloading purposes.”
Minor improvements can be
made, such as rebuilding the ram
shackle fence, training ivy on the
heating plant walls, and beautify
ing the area behind the school of
architecture, he continued, but
whatever will be done will be lim
ited greatly by the narrow quar
ters of that part of the campus
and the heavy use to which it is
being placed.
The gravel road running from
the end of University street to
Eleventh avenue is very narrow,
and the area behind the school of
architecture is one of the busiest
parking spaces on the whole cam
pus, he pointed out.
To I»o All Possible
"However, we’ll do whatever we
can to make that area much more
attractive,” he promised.
But the greatest hope, he ex
plained, lies in getting the railroad
tracks moved adjacent to the riv
er. This plan, he went on, is a
very live issue with the Eugene
City Planning commission, which
is desirous of having the tracks
moved on account of the many
dangerous grade crossings in the
present set-up.
Numerous deaths have occurred
from auto-train crashes on the
crossing along the strip of railroad
coming in from the city limits.
Underground crossings have been
proposed, but projects of this kind
are very costly.
What the Eugene city planning
commission desires, explained Miss
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Snijlers Sniff as
Sickma Flu Loses
Social Members
In an effort to gain member
ship, the new chapter of Sickma
Flu has lowered the entrance re
quirements.
To be admitted to the organi
zation, it was announced last
night, the pledge’s temperature
need only reach 101 degrees.
Th resignation of the presi
dent, Clifford Thomas, and the
social chairman Wayne Harbert,
has been deeply felt by the local
chapter. Until a reorganization
of association leaders, all social
activities will be cancelled, in
cluding the Bath Robe Ball, and
the Slipper Shuffle scheduled for
tonight.
Mattson Returns to Work
I)r. W. VV. Mattson, father of Charles, iO-year-old kidnap-murder
victim, recently resumed his duties as a physician. As one of his first
“duties” he called a conference with newspapermen to convey to the
public thanks of himself and Mrs. Mattson for the thousands of mes
sages of sympathy they have received since their son was found
murdered.
Committee OK’s
Kerr’s Position
Research Bureau Is Held
Important; Measure Is
Voted Down
The measurfc which would abol
ish the position now held by W. J.
Kerr, director of production and
marketing research in the higher
education system, was voted down
by the education committee of the
Oregon house of representatives in
an executive session Thursday eve
ning.
The committee decided that the
work done by this office was im
portant, as a report to be made
soon by the department would
show. Chancellor Frederick M.
Hunter and Charles D. Byrne, of
the Oregon State system of higher
education, were present at the
meeting.
Polyphonic Choir
Plans for Concert
‘The Creation’ Considered
For Spring Production;
Paul Petri to Direct
Although a definite date has not
yet been set for the event, plans
are already in progress for the
spring concert of the polyphonic
choir. Paul Petri, director of the
group, has announced his inten
tions of giving ‘‘The Creation” by
Joseph Haydn.
The oratorio, which is the story
of the creation of the world, is of
ten spoken of as one of the most
beautiful of all productions. In
commenting on the creation,
John J. Landsbury, dean of the
school of music, said, “It is one of
the most enjoyable of all composed,
for reasons that it is tuneful, that
it has in it some exquisite melody.
It has, besides chorus numbers,
beautiful solos, duets, trios, and
quartets. It is so divided that it is
not monotonous.”
Male Singers
Make Ready
ForSongFest
Contest to Start Monday;
Houses to Draw Lots
For Schedule Position
During February
Men's living: organizations are
practising long hours this weekend
as the day for the beginning of the
all-group sing draws near. Al
though none of the organizations
know at present when they will
be called on to sing, the contest
will officially begin Monday, Feb
ruary 1, and run through the
month.
Rules of the contest call for the
judges to visit the houses on a
schedule to be determined by
drawing shortly after the first of
the month. The judges are Hal
Young, professor of voice, S. Ste
phenson Smith, professor of En
glish, and George McMorran of
McMorran and Washburne.
Sing Three Songs
Each house will sing three num
bers: “Dear Land of Home,” one
Oregon song other than "Mighty
Oregon” or “As I Sit and Dream
at Evening,” and an optional selec
tion.
The contest is sponsored by Phi
Mu Alpha, men’s musical honor
ary, and arranged by a committee
headed by Freed Bales. The con
test is expected to stimulate inter
est in group singing on thy cam
pus, and to revive traditional Ore
gon melodies.
The judges will pick the three
best groups during the month for
final competition during the last
week. Winner of the finals will be
awarded the Phi Mu Alpha song
cup, which, if won three years in
succession, becomes permanent
property of the victor.
Finals competition will be held
at a student assembly which will
feature the mass singing of "Dear
Land of Home,” by the combined
choruses.
Westminster Board to
Confer on OSC Campus
The place of Westminster house
in the lives of college students will
be discussed at a Westminster
conference at Oregon State col
lege this weekend. A. E. Caswell
and Karl Onthank, members of the
board, and Mr. and Mrs. Bryant,
host and hostess at the house on
the Oregon campus, will attend.
An inspection of the Oregon
State Westminster house, confer
ences, and discussions are planned
for the weekend. Delegates and
members of the board from Port
land will also attend.
Some weekend in February the
same group will meet on the Ore
gon campus to inspect the West
minster house here and confer
about expenses and activities.
Tailor-Made? I’ll Take
Vanilla, Says Godfrey
Every cigarette smoker has at one time or another thought of
various means for cutting clown his consumption, stopping altogether,
or at least has searched for some way to decrease the cost of that
daily package of cigarettes.
George Godfrey of the news bureau found such a means. He rolls
his own. That, in effect, is not startling, as many have tried this
method, only to find that finally, after twisting the end of an awkward
ly luncu iiruicuc, men patience
is at a breaking-point and that the
fag is bitter and usually unsooth
ing in taste.
But Mr. Godfrey, after much ex
perimentation, has discovered a
way to mellow good old Bull Dur
ham so that it is pungent and
pleasant to taste. He uses plain,
everyday vanilla. He got his first
bright idea from the contempla
tion of a humidor in the cover of
which was a small sponge. One of
his friends told him of his method
of wetting the songe with vanilla
to give the cigarettes a fine dis
tinctive flavor.
If cigarettes could be treated in
this way why couldn’t common,
ordinary tobacco ? thought George.
So he went home to experiment
with cloths, steaming water, van
illa, and tobacco. He found that
best results came from holding a
cloth containing tobacco over a
pan of boiling water mixed with a
teaspoon of vanilla for about five
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Pupil’s Interest
Studied as Basis
For Curricula
'"Interests of Students as a Ba
sis for Revision of the High School
Curriculum” was the subject on
which Dr. Howard R. Taylor, head
of the psychology department,
talked before a group of Eugene
public school teachers at Roose
velt junior high school, Thursday
evening.
Dr. Taylor stressed that propos
als to base curricular reorganiza
tion on student interests are dan
gerous because of the fleeting and
superficial nature of the interests
which are likely to be utilized. If
a few interests of such a funda
mental nature that they might well
be called needs can be agreed upon,
said Dr. Taylor, they would prob
ably afford sound basis for the at
tempt.