Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 24, 1937, Image 1

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‘Little Colonel" Title
Sought by 15 Coeds
For Military Dance
Passing Show
Nation ‘Sits Doini'
Toumscnd Case
Italy Liquidates
Good Jew's Harps
Strikes Everywhere
Sitdown strikes were the fashior
yesterday as laborers from coast
to cast followed the example ot
the Flint, Michigan, GMC work
er's who occupied their factory for
44 days. Largest firm tied up by
the developments was the Dougla?
aircraft factory at Santa Monica
Calif., which was idle due to a
“parking" strike of 500 workers
representing a unit of the CIO
The plant employs 5,600.
In Groton, Conn., submarine
manufacture was delayed as em
ployers and workers attempted
collective bargaining. Six hundred
pressmen of the Crowell publish
ing company threw 4,000 em
ployees of the plant into idleness,
when they initiated a “sitdown."
Small groups of workers occu
pied plants in Decatur, and Chi
cago, while in Detroit seven brief
strikes were settled, several fiew
ones called, and six continued.
Contentptuous Walkout ?
Claiming that Townsend's ‘walk
out’ on the house committee was
not contempt, as he was not being
questioned when he left, counsel
for the California doctor asked a
directed verdict in Washington
district court Tuesday.
Townsend left the investigation
last May after politely saying
to the committee. He was being
questioned in regard to his activi
ties as head of the OAR.P.
Ethiopians Submit
Opposition to Italy's rule in
Ethiopia which flared up in the
recent bombing of Marshal Rod
olfo Graziani, was being rapidly
stamped out in Addis Abba yester
day as Italian soldiers rounded up
at least 100 natives having guns
and shot them on the edge of town.
Almost 2,000 Ethiopians were
yet under surveillance.
Germany w ants None
The world’s only manufacturers
of Jew’s harps reported yesterday
that Germany, formerly an import
ant purchaser of the instruments,
no longer shops in the Semetic
In spite of possessing an all
exclusive monopoly, the firm em
ploys only 10 men in its Birming
ham, England, plant.
Douglas Burns Again
Coast guardsmen patrolled the
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Novel Grading
Idea Astonishes
Texas Students
Something new in the way of
exams was given to a class at the
University of Texas. The exam
lasted 15 minutes, the students cal
culated their own grades, and al
most everyone went away happy,
but some flunked.
“I am just as tired of these darn
exams as you are, so I have de
cided to give you an easy one to
day. Just one question, in fact,”
the instructor said.
Everyone in the class did a ser
ies of mathematical calculations
and arrived at the neat sum of 100.
“Wait a minute, I forgot some
thing,” he said as the class start
ed to leave after the exam, “recall
the number of times you were ab
sent from this class, multiply that
by two, and subtract it from the
answer on the problem.”
So the grades did not run so
high after all, and tljere were even
a few of the very familiar “F’s”
on the record sheet.
Dream Girl Feted
The Pi Kappa Alpha chapter
house at USC • recently honored
Miss Marsha Hunt, Paramount
star, with a “Dream Girl” dance.
Miss Hunt was given the title
of “Dream Girl of Pi Ka,” after
being selected from a group of 10
motion picture actresses as most
nearly approximating the college
man's ideal. She shortened a tour
in the East in order to attend the
dance given in her honor. The frat
ernity turned out enmasse to greet
her. She was escorted to the dance
by the house president and sang
the hit number “Sweetheart
Waltz,” from her recent starring
vehicle, “College Humor."
Teach Neophyte Skiiers
Swarthmore college has engaged
Rene Montrezza, Alphine ski ex
pert, to teach neophyte skiiers
When snow is unavailable, they
practice on a boraz hill set up in
an old swimming pool. ,
Status of Classes Will
Be Settled Thursday
By Officers, Council
Seniors Will Consider
Situation and Choose
Candidates for Office
At Evening Meet
2 Positions Open
Classes ‘Orphaned’ Under
Newly Accepted ASUO
(Emerald News Editor)
Status of class governments,
left out on a limb since adoption
of new by-laws by the associated
students last Thursday, will be de
termined at a joint meeting of the
executive committee and class of
ficers at 4 Thursday.
At present freshman, sophomore,
junior, and senior classes have
neither constitution or by-laws, al
though Gilbert Schultz, president
of the student body, believes that
they are still governed by the old
Members of the judiciary com
mittee will give no decision until
the question comes before them for
'official consideration and discus
| sion.
Several Proposals Made
Several proposals have been made
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Journalists Hear
Harrison Brown
Inside Information About
European, Asiatic* Press
To Be Revealed
Inside information on the press
cf Europe and Asia will be given
members of Sigma Della Chi to
night at 6 o’clock when Harrison
Brown, noted English newspaper
man and news commentator,
speaks at their banquet in the Col
lege Side.
The world-touring journalist,
who is personally acquainted with
political leaders of the important
nations of Europe and Asia, is a
firm believer in freedom of the
press, which he states is gagged
even in England by libel laws
which prevent exposing of scan
Mr. Brown, who spoke at Ore
gon State Monday, told of the re
gulation of the German press
where typographers' errors had
sent typesetters, proof-reader and
editor to the concentration camps.
He quoted Goebbels as saying,
“The press is my piano; I play on
it what tunes I prefer."
Scabbard and Blade Picks
Fifteen Coeds for Annual
Little Colonel Competition
Scabbard and Blade’s selection of 15 campus women to run for the
position of Little Colonel at the Military ball, March 6, was announced
The candidates are: Gladys Battleson, Lorraine Barker, Doris Drager,
Vivian Emery, Dorothy Hagge, Peggy Hay, Pearl Johansen, Starla
Parvin, Alice Pauling, Dorothy Rinehart, Carlene Scott, Kay Skalet,
; Jean Stevenson, Elinor Stewart, and Francis Waffle,
| Each living organization turned
in the names of two or three poten
tial candidates, which in turn were
cut down to 15 coeds by the ballot
ing of Scabbard and Blade’s mem
Two votes will be allotted to
each couple entering the ballroom
and the polls will not close until
10:30. The girl with the greatest
number of votes will be named the
Little Colonel. Of the next four
highest, two will be appointed ma
j jors and two will be named cap
tains at the military ceremony at
j 11:00.
Candidates will have their pic
tures taken in front of Friendly at
11:50 today.
Greeks Also Had
Political Bosses,
S. S. Smith Says
j Counterparts of twentieth cen
j turv political bosses, who distribut
I ed favors among the people and
rewarded the politically faithful,
were found in abundance-in ancient
Greece, S. Stephenson Smith of the
English department at the Univer
sity, told Rotary club members at
their weekly meeting at the Os
burn hotel Tuesday noon.
Comparing political activity of
the modern time with that found
in ancient Greece, Professor Smith
pointed out the amusing aspects
of both. “Political Comedy” was
the title of the address.
The courage of Aristophenes in
ridiculing Greek duplicates of mo
dern political bosses was mention
ed by the speaker as deserving
great commendation.
Dean James H. Gilbert, chair
man for the day’s program, intro
duced the speaker.
Naylor Wins First Place
In Emerald Ad Contest
The winners in the advertising
contest for last month were; Wal
ter Naylor, first prize; Charles
Skinner, second; and Hal Haener,
third. This contest is a competi
tive one between the ad solicitors
for the Oregon Emerald to deter
mine the best ad seller. The first
prize was S5; the second $3, and
j $2 the third.
Huskies Defeat Vandals,
44 to 29, to Take Hoop
Lead; Ducks Still in liace
Washington and Oregon Top Northern Loop
With Four Losses Eaeh; Win Over Beavers
Friday Would Put Till** on Seattle Series
Coach Howard Hobson’s struggling Webfoots arc squaring off for a
final three game championship rush down the home stretch of this
year's titanic northern division race.
Temporarily relegated to second place following a late drive by
Washington's Huskies, who downed Idaho last night 41 to 29, the
Ducks are out after their first title of recent years.
Washington is in front of the pack by a slim half game margin over
Oregon, while Washington State
trails in third place a full game
and a half behind. The Huskies
and Oregon have each dropped
four games, while the Cougars
have lost five.
Three Way Tie Possible
Her Edmundson’s perennial
champions can coast in to another
title by spilling Oregon twice at
Seattle. To avoid a possible three
way tie, Coach Hobson's Ducks
must sweep the Seattle series, and
beat Oregon State here Friday.
Victory over State here would give
Oregon the first clean sweep of the
four-game series.
After pausing in the midst of
their title drive to soundly trounce
Gonzaga’s barnstorming hoopmen,
the Webfoots resumed regular
court drill yesterday afternoon.
Three days remain before Ore
gon’s basketball team winds up its
home stand on the maple boards
of McArthur court against Oregon
Stresses Defense
Still not pleased with the de
fensive play of his Webfoots
against Slats Gill’s fourth place
Orangemen in Saturday's tcivif
war” struggle, Coach Hobson stat
ed yesterday that a lot of time
before Friday's big game will be
spent stressing that phase of the
The Webfoot mentor feels that
inability of Oregon State to score
over Oregon's zone defense was
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Yearbook Seeks
fMiss Oregon9 as
Typical TJO Coed
Miss Oregon who will she
be ? This young lady will head
the personality section in the
1937 Oregana and will typify all
the qualities representative of a .
..true Oregon coecl.
She may be freshman, sopho
more, junior or senior. She need
not be a Phi Beta Kappa or an
outstanding activity woman but
must be attractive with a pleas
ing personality and a combina
tion of a happy medium in ref
erence to brains and activities.
Caroline Hand, editor of the
personality section of the Ore
gana, has asked each sorority to
choose one girl from its house
who is representative of this
type of a coed as a candidate for
"Miss Oregon.
An all-campus vote will nar
row these candidates down to
five, and from this number will
be chosen the one representative
girl by an Oregana jury com
posed of a representative from
each fraternity house.
Industrial Purchasing is the sub
ject of a contest open to students
in this University, with four prizes
amounting to $470, offered, ac
cording to an announcement
A Bundle of Love
Helen Roberts and Gerald T. Smith take advantage of a frugal Revolutionary custom and enjoy a
bit of bundling, in “Pursuit of Happiness,’’ Guild theater play coming here soon. Many a romance was
kindled this way, with the sanction of parents and the safety of a centerboard.
Piggers’ in Colonial Times
Bundled in Bed to Save Fuel
Bundling to the girl of George
Washington’s time was what pig- j
ging is to an Oregon co-ed. As
demonstrated by Helen Roberts
and Jerry Smith of the cast of
“Pursuit of Happiness,” lovers did
their spooning in bed to conserve
the fuel supply.
According to Walter Davenport,
an authority on the gentle art,
bundling was brought to America
from several different countries by i
the early emigrants. In Holland
it was known as “questing," the!
English called it “tarrying,” while
the Scotch also had a word for it,
[ "hand fasting.” I
There were two forms of bundl- .
ing. One was practiced when;
travelers, because of a lack of!
sleeping accommodations, found it
necessary to double up with some I
member of the family. The other 1
was the colonial form of pigging,
love bundling.
The ritual of bundling goes
something like this: Some eligible
young girl feels that it is time
she found herself a husband. She
conveys her wishes to her family
who turn over the best bed in the
house to her. If there was only
one bed she got that.
At nightfall the girl lighted a
candle and put it in the window.
The young men all knew that a
candle in the window meant that
a little bundling would not be out
of order and would rove about the
countryside hoping tp see a glow
in the window of that certain
When a prospective swain locat
ed a bundle beacon he would ad
vance at once and rap on the win
dow where the girl would meet him
and let him in.
The pair would then remove
their shoes and pop into bed fully
dressed. Some households provid
ed bundle bags, long petticoats
tied tightly around the neck and
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Eight Houses
| Approve New
Rushing Plan
Seven Sororities Oppose
Newest Set up One Is
Uncertain After House
Proxies’ Meeting:
Eight sororities approved the
proposed revision of rush week
while seven opposed the plan, an
nounced Genevieve McNiece, presi
dent of Pan-Hellenic yesterday
i following a meeting of all house
presidents, rushing chairmen and
alumnae advisors, yesterday. The
vote of one house was not record
ed, as representatives were not
“If this house approves the plan,
we shall begin perfecting plans for
the change, but if the house op
poses it, we shall have to take
new steps," Miss McNiece stated.
Nothing Definite
Nothing definite was decided at
the meeting, as the vote was mere
ly to ascertain how the sororities
felt about the new plan, continued
Miss McNiece.
“Objections to the plan are sev
eral,” stated the president. "There
are many girls who work through
the summer and would not be able
to come back the week early that
they would need to.
Women students from Cali
fornia would miss the last part of
their vacation. As it is, they do
not register until after classes have
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House Okays $873,000
Education Bill; Senate
Approval Sought Next
Hunter Talks to
Portland Group
Advocates American Kind
Of Democracy to Solve
World Problems
Contrasting American democ
racy of the present day with that
of George Washington's time.
Chancellor Hunter declared that
unless "we bring to use the evi
dences of history and the methods
of Washington in a solution of the
overwhelming issues which con
front our people today,” a dictator
ship is to be feared.
In his address to an estimated
4000 at the Portland American
ization council's reception for na
turalized citizens at the municipal
auditorium. Chancellor Hunter
warned them that the American
brand of democracy is the world’s
final hope, "the last stand against
the triumph of tyranny of classes
through dictatorship.”
“At the close of the war we
thought the American conception
of democracy had conquered the
world. Now that conception is
gone, as everywhere in Europe, and
in Asia, millions of people through
desperation have been driven to
the instrumentalities of revolution
and class dominance,” he said.
Shumaker Draws Picture
Of Ideal University; Hits
Training of 'Learned Fools’
(Editor’s note: The following article liy Dr. L. Kenneth Shumaker,
supervisor of the English bureau, noted for his clinical work among
maladjusted students, is the first of a series in which Oregon professors
will describe The Ideal University.)
. The Ideal University has been discussed by so many philosophers
and educators, that to add anything new seems almost hopeless; yet
the problem that is very real to us at the University of Oregon Is:
What kind of ideal should our University approximate?
Does a university exist for the purpose of conserving knowledge and
perpetuating truth? I think not. Whatever this purpose of higher
education may mean to those who
maintain it, the practical man is
apt to say, what is this knowledge
that is to be conserved and what
is this truth to be perpetuated?
Is knowledge some hard and fixed
matter to which additions may be
made from time to time? Is truth
an absolute that has been reached
and which must be held? Such a
point of view seems finite in a
world in which the scientific in
vestigator more and more feels
that truth is infinite and that the
frontiers of knowledge are without
A Social Nursery
Does the University exist to pro
vide, not the conserving force of
the philosopher, but the nursery of
social adaptation which will en
able the students to become good
citizens rotarians and republicans
and religious pillars in their com
munities? This ideal seems to
place increasing stress on the frat
ernities and sororities and the
ASUO and the Emerald and the
"activities” of the campus in gen
eral, The little girl who wants to
learn how to appear gracefully in
a drawing room and to attract an
economically self-sufficient mate
would seem to be a candidate for
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Members of Oregana
Jury Committee Meet
In College Side Today
Oregana Jury members are
asked to meet upstairs in the
College Side at 4:00 Wednes
day afternoon. The meeting is
an important one.
Harold Weston, Bill Sales,
Jim Wells, Jay Scruggs, Boh
Newlands, Bill Dalton, Noel
Benson, Jack Lochridge, Dick
Sleeter, Cecil Barker, Bill Pier
son, Bob DeArmond, Mel She
vack, Bob Gridley, Jack lend
ers, Don Johnson, Henry Mlng
er, Les Korden, Barney Hall,
and Irwin Elden are members
I of the committee.
Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
the geography department, will
present a "Philippine Travelogue”
to a group of Spanish War vet
erans meeting as guests of the
American Legion in the Eugene
armory tonight at 9 o’clock.
Attempt to Side-Track
Measure Is Quashed;
$473,000 Increase in
Levy Granted
Takes Effect in 1938
Act Repeal Mav Restore
$38,000 to Total; Hyde
Leads Defense
Opponents of a bill apropriating
$873,000 to higher education at
tempted Monday night to side
track the proposal and send it
hack to the committee, but defend
ers rallied to its aid, forcing adop
tion in the house of representa
tives at Salem by a 40 to 20 vote.
A bill, repealing a former act
which diverted $36,000 of higher
education's revenue into the gen
eral fund, was reporte passed by
the house yesterday.
The two separate bills amount to
the $910,000 approved by the joint
ways and means committee last
week, and now face the approval
of the senate.
The bill adopted Monday includ
1. A direct appropriation of
$400,000 with a continuing clause
carrying it into both years of the
i. An increase in mgner euuca
tion’s share of the millage levy to
the 1929 level, amounting to $473,
000. Not effective until 1938.
The third section of the three
point proposal approved by the
joint ways and means committee
was included in a separate bill. It
repealed a depression act which
diverted $36,000 of higher educa
tion’s fund into the state general
Hyde Defends Bill
Opposition to the bill passed yes
terday arose over the continuing
clause in the direct appropriation
proposal. Rep. Clarence F. Hyde
of Lane county jumped to the floor
to defend the measure against op
ponents who arose to disclaim it.
Mrs. Hannah Martin, represen
tative from Marion county, object
ed to the clause which provided
continuation of the $400,000 allot
ment into both years of the bi
“I don’t object to the sum grant
ed education. They need it and de
serve it, but I don’t want it to be
a continuing appropriation. The
legislature should have some con
trol over the institutions of higher
learning,” Mrs. Martin declared.
State Youth Act Similar
To NY A, States Morris
The recently proposed Oregon state youth act seems to be a dupli
cation of the present NYA program, Victor P. Morris, acting dean of
the school of business administration, said yesterday.
"I am favorable to the whole NYA program. I think it has made
a real contribution to better opportunities for American youth. But
for the state to set up a duplicate administration would be unwise,”
he said.
Dr. Morris said it might be more
desirable for the state to supple
ment government money to the
NYA prograrri. It would provide
additional financial aid and yet
avoid this undesirable duplication.
One of the most important items
contained in the proposed program
is the placement service, and much
more emphasis should be placed
upon this activity, according to
Dr. Morris. It is in many ways
the ‘‘heart of a constructive youth
program,” he said.
It might be wise to use a con
siderable amount of the money for
a student loan fund, he stated. Stu
dent loans are frequently better
than outside work.
We already have the set-up to
administer loan funds, he contin
ued, so that all the state would
need to do is add to the funds.
Shine up your shoes, curl your
hair and get rid of that gum, be
cause Oregon’s charm school mem
bers are looking you all over. As
soon as the 1937 spring term gets
under way, members of the school
and its leaders will be on the look
out for Oregon’s most charming
coed, man student and professor, j
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