Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 25, 1937, Image 1

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    volume xxxvm
Sorority Candidates
For Mias Oregon to
Bo Named at Squeeze
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Passing Show
Labor on Ram page
Bonneville Power
More Criminals
Spain Scores Hit
23.000 Idle
Labor groups, striking rapid-fire
blows at employers of 40 firms
throughout the nation, threw ap
proximately 20,000 workers into
idleness yesterday, as the new
union weapon, the "sit-down”
strike, was utilized from coast to
In New England the united shoe
and leather workers union saw a
quick victory as a score of manu
facturers agreed to a 15 per cent
wage increase. In Detroit five more
strikes were settled by wage
boosts. Eight hundred “sit-down
ing” pressmen of the Crowell plant
in Springfield, Ohio, ended their
strike when their union was
Electricity Authority
As power units of the Bonne
ville dam on the Columbia river
neared completion, plans for a na
tional power authority were laid
by President Roosevelt who yester
day asked congress to make ar
rangements for selling surplus
power from the $32,000,000 struc
ture by authorizing the appoint
ment of an administrator:
More Crimes in U. S.
Seeking an excuse of the United
State's criminal tendencies, San
ford Bates, former director of fed
eral prisons, suggested that Am
erica has more criminals because
it has more crimes to commit.
Recognizing the fact that the
U. S. has more men in prison per
hundred thousand population than
any other country, Bates suggest
ed slum elimination, control of
mental and physical disease, and
recreation outlets for youth as
means of solving the question.
6An Act of God'
Loyalist marksmen of Valencia
scored a hit Tuesday, but it wasn’t
on attacking rebel bombers. The
shell exploded on the British bat
tleship Royal Oak, injuring five
members of the crew.
Observing that the incident was
“more or less an act of God," Brit
ish officials planned no protest.
Townsend Convicted
Dr. Townsend’s refusal to attend
the house of representatives inves
tigating committee was ruled con
tempt yesterday when a Washing
ton jury found him guilty. Maxi
mum sentence which may be made
is $1000 fine and one year’s im
Townsend, who expected the
verdict, has three days to file for
a new trial. If the motion is re
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American College
Grads Outlive the
Average Person
American college graduates live
about two years longer than the
average American, honor grad
uates live about two years longer
than just “plain" graduates, and
college athletes have a fraction
less longivity than the general
graduate group, according to a
new statistical bulletin issued by
a life insurance company.
The record revealed that “honor
men’’ had an expectation of life of
47.73 years, the general group of
graduates 45.71 years, and the
athlete group of graduates 45.56
Do college men represent the
best material in the country with
respect to physical fitness, and
are their, greater life spans due to
the sheltered occupations chosen
by them after leaving college?
The bulletin says “Yes."
1 It states also that the honor
men's longer life span is due to
the fact that mental and physical
fitness go together, and because
it is difficult for a man to excel
in scholarship unless he is in good
physical condition.
i\o Cream at Ohio State
Milk at the Ohio State university
dining rooms never has a layer of
cream on the top of the bottle but
they do not worry about that, be
cause the milk has been homogen
ized. The fat globules after such
treatment no longer rise to the
surface, hence cream does not top
the bottle of milk.
The process, introduced from
Canada, is used in parts of the
United States, but Ohio State is
the only university using the pro
If your milk did not appear to
have cream this morning ,don't
complain pretend that it was hom
Senate OKs Appropriation Bill
ASUO Honors
George Varoff
Today at 11
Bundling Skit, Amateur
Hour With Bud Brown,
Nine Pieee Band, Head
Entertainment List
.Chancellor Hunter will join, in
behalf of University students, in
paying- tribute to George Varoff,
world’s champion pole-vaulter, at
the term’s last ASUO pep assem
bly to be held this morning at Ger
linger hall. All students, ASUO
members or not, have been asked
to attend.
The meeting will serve as a pep
assembly for the game with Ore
gon State to be held at McArthur
court Friday night. This is Ore
gon's last home game of the sea
son. “The enthusiasm of the stu
dents in backing the team in this
game will be of great importance,"
Gilbert Schultz, student body presi
dent said last night. A fourth vic
tory would give Oregon its first
clean sweep over Oregon State in
a conference series.
Schultz Is “Bow-Wow”
In the absence of Don Casciato
(Major Eow-wow), Gib Schultz
will take over the amateur hour
and its campus artists.
The main attraction of the en
tertainment program will be Bud
Brown and his nine piece orches
tra. Fred Beardsley, Vernon Offi
cer, Bernie Kyllo, and Myron Saut
ter will also be on the program.
The Guild Hall ^layers will pre
sent a short skit from their “bundl
ing’’ hit “Pursuit of Happiness.”
Mildred Blackburne,
Victor Rosenfeld Are
Nominees of Seniors
Nominating and Constitution Assembly to Be
Held by Class Tonight at 7:30; Vice-Presi
dent, Secretary Need ed
Petitions nominating Victor Rosenfeld for vice-president and
Mildred Blackburne for secretary of the senior class were re
ported to have ben submitted to Margilee Morse, class president
last night preparatory to the senior class nominating constitu
tion assembly in room 105 Commerce at 7:30 tonight.
The senior meeting follows an ASUO executive meeting where
members of the committee will meet with class presidents to
discuss possible means of adjusting the present divergence be
tween class and student body government created by adoption
of ASUO by-laws last week.
The nominating petitions circu
lated yesterday, a formality to de
termine the eligibility of candi
dates, must be followed by nomi
nations from the floor at the class
meeting tonight. Other candidates
can only be nominated by a peti
tion signed by one-fourth of the
senior class members and must
be submitted to Miss Morse within
24 hours after the nominating
meeting. Date of elections will be'
set at the meeting tonight.
According to old class constitu
tion regulations an election must
be held, even though only one can
didate is nominated for each of
Seniors First
Possibility that the senior class
would be the first group to take
measures to create a new consti
tution to govern its activities ap
peared possible last night.
Oregon Students’ Lobby
For Vocational Guidance
Fails to Impress Senate
Salem, Feb. 25.—(Salem Bureau of the Emerald)—All the boys and
girls who came to the legislature from various Oregon schools to lobby
for educational-vocational guidance aid did not make a moving impres
sion on the members of the ways and means committee.
There were too many of them. They seemed like a mob rather than
a delegation.
Charles Paddock, University of Oregon student, gave a good speech
which probably helped his cause
as did the Oregon State college
representative, but outside of that,
the effect was negative.
Representative Daisy B e v a n s
thought the effect was just right,
but this correspondent has been
unable to detect any great effort
to push the bills through since the
The measure will follow about
the same course it would had there
been no "march on Salem."
Some insides on the recent at
tempt of the self-styled "insurg
ents” to stymie appropriation leg
islation until their old age pension
bill gets on the floor:
Willis Mahoney, the boy who
gave Charles McNary a close run
last November, came hiking over
300 miles from Klamath Falls
when he saw such a political op
portunity. He formed what he
called a “liberal bloc" to fight for
old age assistance. Listed on his
steering committee and wrorking
with him are members of the legis
lature who would slit his political
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Order of O to Be First
Of Oregana Pictures
Scheduled Thursday
Oregana pictures schedule for
today (Thursday) has been an
nounced as follows: on the front
steps of Johnson hall, Order of
O (letter men please wear
sweaters), 12.35; Phi Beta,
12:45. On the side steps of
Condcn hall, Alpha Delta Sig
ma, 3:00; Gamma Alpha (hi,
3:15; Propel lor club, 3:30:
Friars, 3:45; Beta Gamma Sig
ma, 4:00.
This schedule will be effec
tive, weather permitting.
Study Courses
Improve Grades
Students enrolled in methods of
study courses winter term had by
mid-term improved their grade
averages 1.2 points, a recent com
parison made by L. Kenneth Shu
maker, instructor of methods of
study, shows.
Although other factors may have
been partially responsible for this
improvement, the greatest share
of credit doubtlessly goes to im
proved study methods taught in
the study course, Professor Shu
maker believes.
Because of the highly personal
ized type of work done in the
course, registration in it will be
limited for spring term. Qualifica
tions which must be fulfilled this
term in order to enroll in methods
of study spring term will be ex
plained at a meeting in room 110
Johnson hall at 4 o’clock next
Tuesday, March 2. Everyone de
siring to enroll in the course next
term must be present at this meet
Independent Girls Name
Nominees for Offices
Orides nominations for officers
were made at the regular meeting
Monday evening.
Nominees are as follows: presi
dent, Ruth Stanley, Jean Gulov
son; vice president, Hazel Lewis,
Blanche Browne, Eva Klink; sec
retary, Katherine Wright, June
Haig, Katherine Phelp: treasurer,
Winifred Henry, Mary Seely.
Further nominations may be
made from the floor at the next
meeting which will be held Marc!
| 8, when elections will take place
Musicl Broadcast
Is Saturday at 5
Program Open to Public
Garretson Is Featured
With Symphony
The University symphony or
chestra's second radio broadcast
this year will be sent from the
school of music auditorium Satur
day at 5 p.m. The program will
go to Portland by private wire and
from there over the red network
of the National Broadcasting com
The progam will consist of num
bers by the University symphony
orchestra, by Robert Garretson,
junior piano student, and a short
talk by John J. Lansbury, dean of
the school of music.
The program is under the spon
sorship of the Northwest and Cali
fornia Music Educator’s confer
ence, two sections of the national
organization of public schools of
music. These programs are given
monthly during several months of
the year and this is the month for
the University school of music to
give the program.
Piggers All! Take
A YW Yarn Doll
To Friday’s Game
Be a pigger and take a yarn
doll to the Oregon-Oregon State
game February 26. These min
ature basketball players will be
on sale in front of the Commerce
and Oregon buildings between 9
and 3 o’clock and at the game
The dolls are green and yellow
with yellow O’s. There are 200
being made and the sizes vary
so that students may pick out
the doll which resembles his fav
orite player.
The making of the dolls is a
YWCA project under the super
vision of Margaret Goldsmith.
The committee are Louise Plum
mer, construction; Mary Fran
ces Henderson, publicity; Ruth
Hillman, campus sales; Helen
Rands, game sales; and Alice
Rogers, finance.
Oregana Jury Picture*
To Be Taken at 12:45
At Oregana Office
Oregana jury members are
asked to meet at the Oregana
office at 12:45 Thursday noon
to have their pictures taken.
Members of the committee
Sam Fort, Bill Sayles, Jinn
Wells, Jay Scruggs, Bob New
land. Bill Dalton, Noel Benson,
Jack Loekridge, Dick Sleeter,
Cecil Barker, Bill Pierson, Bob
DeArmond, Mel Shevack, Bob
Gridley, Jack Enders, Don
Johnson, Jerry Minger, Les
Forden, Barney Hall, and Ir
1 win Elder.
China Is Indifferent
Nation Says Brown
INoteil Jnuriuilist to Speak
On Orient at Assembly
Friday Morning
"A unified and patriotic China is
nonsense as long as present con
ditions exist,” was the belief ex
pressed by Harrison Brown, noted
English journalist and world news
commentator, at a Sigma Delta
Chi banquet last night.
He went on t-j explain that
‘'Ninety per cent of China's popu
lation is totally indifferent to the
Nation's affairs — their whole
horizon is bounded by the next
bowl of rice.”
Displaying ready humor
throughout his talk, Mr. Brown,
who will speak at a student assem
bly Friday morning, told of his ex
periences in interviewing world
famous figures, then centered his
attention on China. He spent four
months in the Orient recently,
travelling extensively and collect
ing material for a series of articles
for the North American Newspa
per alliance.
On his long list of interviews
with leading statesmen and people
of renown in both hemispheres,
Mr. Brown cedes the United States’
late Huey Long one of the top
spots as an interesting character.
“When I talked with him he had
just finished a successful filibuster
and was in a jovial mood,” the
journalist said as he described the
The bane of all newspaper men
1—missing a big story—has not by
any means been absent from Har
rison Brown’s experiences’." He re
lated one instance which occurred
in connection with the kidnaping
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Miss Oregons
To Make Bow
At 'Squeeze’
Dance Tickets Sell Fast
At Corvallis; Mix to Be
In Gerlinger Follow
ing Friday’s Game
Candidates chosen from each
sorority to represent “Miss Ore
gon" in the 1937 Oregana will be
presented to the audience Friday
night during the intermission at
the Lemon-Orange Squeeze in Ger
linger hall.
Gus Meyers' Soda-jerkers have
prepared many new feature num
bers to mark the first social event
held between Oregon and Oregon
State. “Smoky" Whitefield will be
the chief bartender on the vocals
Oregon, this year, is the host for
the Staters. Next year the local
students will journey to Corvallis
to be the guests of their sister
Tickets for the event are being
handled in Corvallis . by Phyllis
Gardner. Two hundred of them
have been sent over for distribution
to the Oregon State students' plan
ning to attend. The latest report
from there says, "The tickets are
going fast and you will be able to
expect many of our students at
the Lemon-Orange Squeeze." Tick
ets may be bought from represen
tatives in the houses here for
eighty cents.
The dance will start immediately
after the game between the two
teams that will be played in the
Silk or sport dresses and'dark
suits for the men will be the ap
parel in order for the dance.
iVo Place for Joe College
In Allen’s Ideal University;
Cooperation Emphasized
(Editor’s note: The following article by Dean Eric VV. Allen of the
school of journalism is the second of a series in which Oregon profes
sors are presenting their conceptions of The Ideal University. The first
article, by I’rof. L. Kenneth Shumaker, appeared yesterday.)
The Ideal University will be, as the Englishman said of Bos
ton, not so much a place as a state of mind.
In its physical aspect it will be a gathering of learners; its
most striking characteristic the remote absence of non-learners.
There will be no dean of men or dean of women, or campus cop
or personnel division, and its registrar will have an easy job be
Embryology Talk
By I)r. Alderman
To Be Thursday
Dr. A. L. Alderman, instructor
of zoology, will delve into one of
the newest phases of experimental
embryology when he discusses the
"Role of Organizers in Vertebrate
Embryology" tonight at 7:30 in
Deady hall.
The work of the organizer, a
basic factor in the determining of
the type of development that will
take place in the developing em
bryo, will be explained by the
speaker. Dr. Alderman, in working
for his Ph. D. degree made a
thorough study of this subject.
Sponsored by the biology club
the lecture Is open to the public.
It will be of particular interest
to zoology and biology students,
although it is of such popular in
terest that townspeople and stu
dents with only a minimum of sci
ence work will find it interesting,
according to Max Doty, director
of the biology club.
Letter in Dean’s Office
For 4Miss Pen Friend’
A letter from Japan addressed to
"Miss Pen Friend" was sent to
Dean Hazel Schwering’s office and
will be submitted to the univer
sity’s correspondent. The author
of the Japanese letter is Keizo
iBobe. "Miss Pen Friend” can ob
tain the letter at the dean's office.
cause the principal task of these
functionaries now is to ride herd
on the non-learners, and these will
be missing' from the picture.
When a student is discovered not
to be a learner, he will be kindly
but firmly sent away; when a pro
fessor ceases to learn, he will be
pensioned off on condition that he
removes himself a certain number
of miles from the seat of the learn
No Teaching
The different learners will take
much interest in helping each
other learn, but there will be little
or no “teaching" in the sense of
attempting to force unwelcome
knowledge into an unreceptive
head. When a non - learner at
tempts to pose as a learner, the
issue will be bravely met and defi
nitely and rigorously decided.
Life will be strenuous, as it is
bound to be in a society from
which non-learners are excluded,
but will be, for persons of a cer
tain type of mind, (and for them
only) very pleasant.
There will be music and drama,
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Inter-Fraternity Con nciI
Meets at Chi Psi Lod(;e
Thursday far Dinner
Inter-fraternity council will
meet tonight at the Chi I*si
lodge at 6:00 for dinner. Anse
Cornell and Ralph .Hchomp will
be the guest speakers. There
will l»e also various committee
Funds Measure Gets
Legislative Approval,
Passes to Governor
Two Rills, if Signed would Add $910,000 to
Education's Budget; Salaries of 1,000 Offici
als to Be Restored
Weathering a heated battle on the floor, two bills appropriat
ing $910,000 for higher education were passed by the senate at
Salem yesterday, ending a long fight to return state educational
institutions to their pre-depression financial status.
The twin bills are now r^ady for the signature of Gov. Charles
H. Martin; and if approved will affect the salaries of more than
1000 employees in the state education system and avert a finan
cial crisis which would have caused the curtailment of univer
sity and college courses of study.
YWCA Conference
Starts Saturday
Portland Business Girls to
Convene on Campus for
Annual Meeting
Twenty-one business anil indus
trial girls from Portland will be
campus guests February 27 and 28,
when the YWCA holds its second
annual Business-Industrial-Student
conference to discuss the growth
of the individual in relation to
business and school life.
A committee headed by Grace
Martin has been planning the pro
gram of discussions. Assisting Miss
Martin are Gertrude Bollis, Bever
ly Stool, Mrs. Ella Edmundson,
Vivian Runte, and Mary Failing.
Among the leaders who have
been obtained to direct discussions
are Dean Hazel P. Schwering, Jan
et Smith, Mrs. Jane Thacher, Mrs.
William Tugman, Miss Brownell
Frazier, Warrine Eastburn, and
Mr. C. F. Ristow.
Stella Scurlock, Mrs. Henry Nor
ton, Mrs. E. E. DeCou, Catherine
Coleman, Glen Griffith, Elaine
Cornish, and Lillian Warn, all con
nected with Y activities, will also
act as leaders.
For University students wishing
to attend the discussions, a fee of
20 cents will be charged. Regis
tration blanks may be obtained at
the YWCA bungalow or from Miss
Dancing Students
Present Recital
Members of the modern dance
classes of the University will pre
sent a demonstration Thursday
evening at 7:30 in the dance room
and gymnasium of Gerlinger hall.
All townspeople and students are
The first of the program is par
ticularly adapted to those of the
guests not acquainted with modern
dance. Dance compositions will be
analyzed and simplified for those
who do not understand the funda
mentals of dancing. The physical
education major and minor group
which will open the evening have
attempted to explain their dance
Following these analyzed dances,
the various classes, from begin
ners to advanced, will present
dances which they have composed
during their class hours.. Members
of Master Dance, the dance honor
ary of the University, will also
give a number.
Student Union Meeting
Planned for Thursday
The American Student Union
will hold its regular business meet
ing Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in the
women’s lounge of Gerlinger hall.
Irving Elle, the principal speaker
of the evening, will talk on the
student social project. The voice of
action news flashes will also be
college courses of study.
Approval by the governor will
enable the state board of higher
education to partially or complete
ly restore salaries to their former
figures by October.
Millage Levy Used
“One of the sound features of
the measure is the fact that it re
lies upon the basic millage levy
which has been the principal sup
port of the state board of higher
education for many years,” Chan
cellor Frederick M. Hunter de
clared yesterday.
Dr. Hunter explained that the
bill returns Oregon higher educa
tion to the level of financial sup
port it had before one-million dol
lars of education’s revenue was
diverted into the state general
fund four of five years ago. The
new bill repeals the former act.
These bills were introduced by
the joint ways and means commit
tee, creating a continuing appro
priation of $400,000 for the next
two years and restoring the spe
cial higher education millage tax
to its 1930 level in 1938 to bring
in another $473,000.
One Million Short
Summary of higher education’s
finances for the last seven years
reveals pointed comparisons in re
gards to the $910,000 appropria
tion. Approval of the extra allow
ance for the state school reveals
that the amount is still $1,000,000
short of the appropriation under
which the schools operated during
the 1929-30 biennium while Ore
gon schools are now at their high
est enrollment in history.
In early meetings pf the joint
ways and means committee state
financial plans were thrown in an
uproar by the supposed “million
dollar error in the budget.” Budget
troubles being straightened out,
educational representatives ap
peared before committees to plead
their case.
Bill’s History Told
The question of the amount was
settled, $910,000, and passed after
delay by a “sit-down” strike of
the pension bloc, who averred they
would hold up all appropriation
bill until the old age assistance
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