Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 02, 1937, Image 1

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Passing Show
Northwest Storm
Floods Subside
Eugene OARP Plan
Supreme Court
Plenty of Weather
The Pacific Northwest was floun
dering helplessly in the chill grip
of winter yesterday as ice and deep
snows cut off communication lines,
impaired highway and railroad
traffic , and caused untold proper
ty damage.
Trains held up because of the
snow were running hours off
schedule, newspaper press wires
^ were down — literally isolating
some communities from the out
side world—and highways made
impassable. Snow in Portland piled
up so deep Sunday that some street
car and bus lines were temporar
ily discontinued.
aters Appeased
Hope for the future came to the
“flood front” yesterday with dec
larations by army engineers that
the worst was over. Residents of
Cairo, Illinois, located at the con
fluence of the Ohio and Mississip
pi, still barricaded behind a 63
foot. levee, welcomed reports from
Portsmouth, Ohio, where the river
levels dropped 15 feet.
Angry torrents of muddy water
( tore through levees in Arkansas,
inundating many acres of rich
farm land and the town of Mill
wood, but no greater damage than
has already been done is expected
in that territory, army engineers
Good Advertising
Eugene hit upon the greatest
"nationwide" advertising stunt in
its history when it adopted the
Townsend pension testing plan for
trial in this city beginning Friday,
Townsend leader Charles L. Paine
declared yesterday.
Universal News cameramen will
be on hand Thursday night to take
shots of the opening ceremonies
when pension-testing oldsters,
Mrs. Lizzie Hill and Henry Folz
each are presented with $200, and
on Friday morning to record the
first few' “spend-spree” purchases
(Please turn to page two)
Hayseed Is Sire
Of Oregon State
College Beaver
The Hayseed was the first col
lege annual published in the state
of Oregon some 39 years aeo when
Oregon State college was OAC. In
1894 seven members of the junior
class put out the yearbook, which
was about the size of Oregon
State’s “fusser’s guide” of today.
The grandfather of the Beaver
contained three pages of advertis
ing. Three pictures and a few com
ic sketches were in the art section.
Several pages of satire and liter
ary compositions made up the rest
of the book. The paper-bound
books sold for 50 cents and cloth
bound ones for SI. When the Hay
seed staff could find no buyers for
the annual, they had to make up
the deficit from their own pockets.
Venus Sports Tidy Toga
The life-size figure of Venus
which has gazed down on and been
gazed at by the finance committee
of the University of Manitoba, has
undergone a transformation. No
longer will she inspire the toiling
committee with her armless and
robless naivete.
Not that Venus has departed!
But the president and vice-presi
dent of the women’s association,
while visiting the office recently,
* were taken back by the bewitching
figure—and that which motivates
^ the League - for - the - protection
- of - students' - morals welled up
within them.
The result was, that they invest
ed in a couple cubits of cheese
cloth and now Venus sports a tidy
Mills Has Anniversary
Mills college will inaugurate a
five-month program next month oi
events in celebration of the 85th
anniversary of the college’s found
The college will entertain edu
cation leaders and artists during
the anniversary period, which wiL
end in June at the commencement
exercises. Each school of the col
lege is responsible for one month
with the school of languages open
ing the activity.
The history of Mills college is
similar to that of California, sines
it dates back to the gold rush. Mill!
college was originally founded ir
1852 in Benecia. The present site
was occupied in 1871.
OSC Pledges
Dance Support
$5 Is Offered liy OSC
Paper for Best Danee
Name; Late Hours to
Be Asked for Women
Editor Hal Higgs and Night Ed
itor Bob Halley of the Barometer,
Oregon State student daily
pledged individual support and the
support of the paper toward the
Oregon - Oregon State informal
dance to be held in Gerlinger fol
lowing the basketball game here,
February 28.
This announcement was made
Monday by Peery Buren, co-chair
man with Margaret Bell, for the
dance, following a visit to the Cor
vallis campus Saturday.
Name Contest Planned
“Higgs suggested the Barometer
have a contest for a name for the
j dance,” Buren stated. At a meet
ing of the dance committee Mon
day afternoon it was decided to ask
the Barometer to begin their con
test, offering $5 for the best entry.
According to Higgs, the Barom
eter will also ask for permission
! from the dean of women at Ore
■ gon State for late hours for that
; evening, since the dance will last
until midnight.
Ticket Campaign Probable
"It is also probable that the Ba
rometer will have a ticket selling
campaign for the dance,” said Bu
1 ren, “as Mr. Higgs and I discussed
it at our conference."
I Plans for selling advertising to
j finance the programs for the
dance, decorations with the two
schools’ colors and miner details
of the affair were begun at the
meeting Monday, Buren said.
New Library Due
To Open April 1
Expect $65,000 Heating
Addition to Be Complete
By May 1
Oregon's new library now under
construction, will not be complet
ed before April 1, Charles D.
Byrne, secretary to the state board
of higher education, said yester
“The fact of the matter is that
there is a great demand for mill
work, and the contractor is unable
to obtain mill-work from any of
the mills,’’ Mr. Byrne said.
Contrary to the general opinion,
the University is saving money in
not having the library in use.
Cost of maintenance would exceed
I the present cost of finishing the
j building.
! In regard to the $65,000 boiler
now being installed as an addition
to the present heating system,
Mr. Byrne said completion should
| come about May 1. “It will be pos
: sible to install an alternate of the
contract, namely pressure guages,”
he said. Provision in the contract
! called for the installation of an al
ternate in the contract if the cost
of installation of the boiler did not
reach the $65,000 mark.
The cut-over from the old boiler
to the new will come soon after the
cold spell is over, Mr. Byrne said.
Congested Roads Delay
Portland Commuters
Congested highways have pre
vented the return from Portland
of Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery, as
sistant professor of education. Dr.
Montgomery, who left last Friday
to teach her weekly extension class
in Portland, attempted to return
Saturday on a bus which has failed
to get through the snowbound
Dr. Nelson L. Bossing, professor
of education has been unable to at
tend his extension classes in Port
land because of the weather con
Dahlberg, Hargis Are
111, Confined to Homes
W. A. Dahlberg, assistant pro
fessor of speech, and D. E. Hargis,
i instructor in speech, are confined
*to their homes because of illness.
Sickma. Flu Holds
House Meeting To
Elect First Proxy
Rapid progress has been made
by the newly organized Sickma
Flu organization on the Oregon
campus. During its short life of
two weeks, 73 men have become
In order to insure the clerical
work to fill all requirepients, the
nurses on duty have organized
themselves into the 'Inter-Fluen
za" council. The work of the
council also include regulation
enforcement, Miss Bradley be
coming mute in an effort to quiet
Sickma Flu patients.
Monday the weekly house
meeting was held at which time
Miss Betty Dyment was unani
mously elected house president.
The discussion of a house motto
came up, and the result was the
selection of “Sally.”
Speech Tryouts
To Be Wednesday
Entries for Jewett Public
Discussion Contest Will
Be Selected
Preliminary try-outs for the W.
F. Jewett public discussion contest
will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock
in room 13 S. H. Friendly hall, at
which time students who are to
participate in the final contest will
be chosen.
All entrants must submit an out
line or synopsis of their speech to
John L. Casteel, director of the
speech department, before 5 o’clock
this afternoon.
Each contestant will give an
eight - minute extemporaneous
speech on some specific phase of
the general subject, "Problems of
Peace and War.” He will then be
questioned for four minutes by the
judges on his phase of the subject
and his answers will be limited to
one minute each.
The following University stu
dents have signed up for the con
test : Willard Marsh, Howard Kess
ler, Ken Shipley, Dean Ellis, Rob
ert Dent, Charles Paddock, T. D.
Reid, John Luvass and Reinhard
Judges who will select the win
ners of the $25, $15, and $5 prizes
are Charles Hulten, assistant pro
fessor of journalism; D. D. Gage,
associate professor of business ad
ministration, and William Hall,
reearch assistant.
Game, Weather
Cause of Recital
Robert Garretson, student pian
ist, announced that his solo recital
which was to be given Tuesday,
February 2, in the school of music
auditorium will be postponed until
a later date. The Oregon-Washing
ton basketball game, and the bad
weather account for the change in
Mr. Garretson, however, will give
his recital at a date in the near fu
ture. He is a junior, and a student
of George Hopkins, professor of
piano. February 8, he plans to play
a concert with Richard Hagopian
in Klamath Falls, and February 12
will give a solo recital at the Wo
men’s club building in Portland.
Mr. Garretson has studied the
piano for 14 years, and has given
several solo recitals before. While
in Portland, he played with the
Portland junior symphony orches
tra, and the Portland symphony
training orchestra.
Company E Wins Honor
In ROTC Drill Practice
Company E, 2 o’clock ROTC
class, was designated as honor
company last week with a score of
99.20 per cent in the Wednesday
drill, it was announced yesterday
by Sergeant Harvey Blythe.
Commander of Company E is
Fre'd Smith. Other officers are:
First Sergeant Jason Bailey, and
platoon leaders, Lewis Larson,
Sam McGaughey, and Julius
Other scores were: Company D,
98.77: Company B, 98.59; Company
C, 98.54; and Company A, 97.89.
Court Wedding
Substituted in
Ballet Program
Program Changes Made
For Dancing Troupe
Aopearance in Igloo
Thursday Night
A change in the program to be
given here Thursday night at Mc
Arthur court by the Monte Carlo
Ballet Russe was made yesterday.
Announcement of the substitu
tion of the popular "Aurora's Wed
ding" for “The Fantastic Toy
Shop.” was made by Ralph Schomp,
University activities manager, fol
lowing a long - distance telephone
conversation with S. Hurok. Ballet
Russe director, in San Francisco.
"Aurora's Wedding"played to 28
consecutive" sold out" houses in
New York last fall and is the hit of
the present San Francisco engage
ment. The "Wedding." one of three
to be presented to Eugene, is based
on Tschaikovsky’s “The. Sleeping
Princess,” and was created by Mi
chel Fokine, choreographer of the
St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet.
More Than 55 Dancers
The entire Ballet Russe company,
numbering more than 55 dancers,
take part in. the newly added bal
let, which is a pageant of court
life presenting a series of dances
by courtiers, ladies-in-waiting, and
followers of the court.
Another of the three ballets.
"The Beautiful Danube,” a ro
mantic episode in old Vienna, will
be set to the "Blue Danube Waltz,”
played by a symphony orchestra of
30 pieces.
Throe Ballots Offered
“Les Sylphides,” third of the
three ballets, is claimed to be the
finest specimen of present day
classic ballet. It will be danced
to Chopin’s music, as an expression
of mood, color, and rhythm.
The ballet begins at 8:15. Stu
dent cards must be changed at the
business office in McArthur court
by Wednesday noon and no later,
Schomp said yesterday. General
admission is 75 cents; reserved
tickets are $1, $1.25, and $1.50.
Kidnapping Bill
The Oregon kidnaping bill will
be the subject of the weekly stu
dent forum to be broadcast at 8:45
tonight over K O A C, Corvallis.
Laura Bryant, sophomore in jour
nalism, and David Hoss will take
part in the program.
European governments, includ
ing those of Finland, Sweden, Den
mark, and Norway will be the, sub
ject of future broadcasts to be pre
sented by "members of the radio
Next week’s program will be
presented under the direction of
John L. Casteel, professor of
Girls’ First Rifle
Match Is Friday
1» to Be on Team
The girls’ rifle team will fire ifcp
first postal matches Friday, Lu
cille Bachman, manager, said Mon
Evening practice; will be contin
ued according to schedule, with
the exception of Thursday's prac
tice which has been changed to
Friday from 7 to 10 p. m., because
of the Ballet Russe.
Record firing will take place
from 1 to 5 p. m., Friday, Matches
are to be played off with Rhode
Island State college, Gettysburg
college, Cornell university, Carne
gie Institute of Technology, and
Syracuse university.
Among those who will probably
have places on the 10-girl team
are Blanche Moore, Marjorie Bates,
Margaret Burnett, Fredrica Mer
rill, Leota McCracken, Ruth Ket
chum, Louise Watson, and Con
stance Kletzer.
The squad has baen considerably
weakened because of the sickness
of Louise Woodruff. Betty Baker,
; and Opal Stillwell, crack shots of
' the women’s squad, who will proba
bly be unable to participate in the
Oregon Tips Huskies, 48-37,
Moves Into Conference Lead;
Teams Clash Again Tonight
In the Driver"s Sent
Head bobbing, little Bobby A net, sophomore guard, pushed the
Oregon offensive lip and down McArthur court last night to victory
over the Huskies. Working with John Lewis and Wally Johansen, Anet
formed an important cog in the almost unstoppable, almost wild, Duck
scoring drives.
Slender Threat
Ytuny jonansen, i«u - hanming
expert, will be a scoring thorn in
the side of the Northwest confer
ence for two-aml-and- more sea
sons. Johansen is playing his first
season of varsity bull anil carried
more than his share of the burden
last night.
Kessler Cannon
Named Chairman
F o r S pe a k e r s
Appointment of Kessler Cannon
as new chairman of the speaker’s
committee was announced yester
day by Gib Schultz, student body
president. Gladys Battleson will
head the women’s division.
Cannon plans to begin a cam
paign for the Ballet Russe com
ing here February 4. A tour of the
living organizations will start the
campaign this noon.
Committee appointments by Can
non will be made later in the week.
It will be the duty of the commit
tee to make announcements on be
half of the ASUO at the living or
ganizations when the occasion
County Isolated
By Snow Storms
Boots, Galoshes Become
Popular With Students;
Basements Flooded
The snow storm which hit the
state Sunday morning virtually cut
Lane county off from the rest of
the state yesterday, blocking high
ways, disconnecting telegraph and
telephone lines, and leaving only
radio communication with the out
side world.
A total of 2.39 inches of precipi
tation fell in 48 hours, the heaviest
since January 11, 1936, when Wiere
was 2.84 inches, local weather ob
servers said.
Douglass Off for
South American
Vacation Cruise
Around South America in Cl
days is the trip planned by Mr. and
Mrs. M. H. Douglass for Mr. Doug
lass’ three months leave of ab
sence. They left for New Yorl:
Saturday, January 30, and will set
sail from there on their cruise
February 4.
The party will sail on the S. S.
Rotterdam* a Holland - American
liner. Their first stop will be in
the West Indies, then on to the
Panama canal. On their way down
the west coast they will stop and
make land tours in Chile, and
Fern. After going through the
Straits of Magellan they will trav
el up the east coast stopping dif
jferent days in Argentina, Uruguay
and Venezuela, including such
1 towns as Rio de Janiero, Buenos
Aires and Montevideo.
After the cruise they will visit
relatives in the south before re
turing to Eugene May 1. While
Mr. Douglass is gone a library
committee will be-in charge, head
,ed by Willis Warren, reserve li
Douglass’ leave of absence has
been delayed two years as it was
scheduled before the grant for the
new library came through. While
plans for moving into the new libe
are not definite at the present
Ducks Win From Washington Rivals for
First Time Under Igloo Roof; Oregon
Has Half Game Lead
Washington State 5
Washington 4
Oregon State 2
Idaho . 0
(Emerald Sports Editor)
The Ducks did it!
Oregon’s grim, fighting, desperate Webfoot basketeers out
drove Washington’s famed Huskies at their own game in a
thriller of thrillers at the Igloo last night and zoomed into first
place in the northern division on the wings of a 48-to-37 tri
It was drive, drive, and drive some more as Johnny Lewis,
Bobby Anet, and Wally Johansen poured it to the faltering
Huskies in an unrelenting stream that brought Oregon its first
Igloo win over Washington in history. *
L Pet.
2 .750
2 .714
3 .571
5 .285
5 .000
John Lewis made 18 points last
night hut more important still was
“Noggy’s” work with Boh Anet
and Wally Johansen. Lewis took
Ills place with the two Astoria
sophomores and gave Oregon, for
at least one evening, one of the
hurdeset running forward lines in
the conference.
Apple Campaign
By Kwamas Will
Start Wednesday
"An apple a day keeps the doc
tor away,” will be the motto of
the Kwamas, sophomore wo
wen’s honorary, Wednesday,
when they will sponsor a sale of
carameled apples. »
"Buy a caramel apple and
stay out of the infirmary” is to
be the sales talk of the girls, who
are to sell the apples from four
booths located on the campus.
They will be in front of the edu
cation building, the old library,
between commerce and Oregon,
and in front of the College Side.
The apples will be sold for a
nickel apiece and will be cov
ered with caramel candy. They
will be mounted on sticks to
make easier eating, according to
Harriet Sarazin, who is general
chairman of the sale. Other com
mittees are Felker Morris,
booths; Dorothy Magnuson, sell
ing; June Brown, Peaerl Jean
Wilson, and Elisabeth Stetson,
publicity; Miriam Fouch, apples;
and Virginia Regan, finance.
Freshman girls will be asked
to help sell. Dorothy Magnuson
is in eharge of girls selling.
The Webfoota led almost all the
way, as 3,200 spectators cheered.
They caught up with an early Hus
ky advantage, tied it at 6-all, and
then pulled away. At the half it
was 22 to 16.
Washington Tallies
Early in the second period, Hec
Edmundson's clever crew, with
Chuck Wagner and Jack Gannon
leading the way, sliced the margin
to one slim point, 22 to 21, and
the Ducks were in perilous
straights. But the fiery big three
of the evening Lewis, Anet, and
Johansen—aided by Slim Winter
mute and Dave Silver, fought back
with the fury of cornered bobcats
and boomed into an insurmountable
lead with a rally that couldn’t be
Oregon’s zone defense kept the
Huskies outside most of the game.
Lewis turned In a performance
that topped anything the ever
fighting senior has done in his
three seasons here. He did every
thing. He stole dribbles from the
Huskies, he broke rip passes, he
passed to team mates for scores,
and he poured in five field goals
and eight free throws for a total
of 18 tallies in his own scoring col
Anet, Johansen Drive
Anet and Johansen were driving
dynamos in green. They hawked
the ball as never before. They
snatched it from Husky hands time
and again. They drove, drove,
drove, until the poor visitors were
back on their heels. Anet turned
in five assists and Johansen ran up
eight points. They teamed togeth
er for more than one bucket. Time
and again they nabbed the coveted
sphere and broke madly down the
floor with the Husky pack at their
heels, and their fast breaks were
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