Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 31, 1937, Page Two, Image 2

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Fred W. Colvig editor Walter R. Vernstrom, manager
LeRoy Mattingly, managing editor
Wm. F. Lubersky, Assistant Business Manager
Associate editors: Clair Johnson, Virginia Endicott.
Fat rrizzell, sports editor.
Bernadine Bowman, exchange
edit »r.
I'aul Deutschmann, assistant
managing editor
Gladlys Battlesoa, society
Paul Flank, radio editor.
i,ioyri i inning, news eonor
Edwin Robbins, art editor.
Clare Igoe, women’s page
Jean Weber, morgue director
Chief Night Editors:
George Jialey
Reporters: Parr Aplin, Louise Aiken, Jean Cramer, Beulah Chap
man. Morrison Bales, Laura Bryant. Dave Cox, Marolyn
Dudley, Stan Hobson, Myra Ilnlscf, Dick Litfin, Mary Hen
derson, Bill Pengra, Kay Morrow, Ted Proudfoot, Catherine
Taylcr, Al-ce Nelson, Raahael Platt, Doris Lindgren, Rita
Wright, Lillian Warn, Margaret Ray, Donald Seaman, Wilfred
Sports staff: Wendell Wyatt, Elbert Hawkins, John Pink, Morrie
Henderson, Russ Deli, Cecc Walden, Cliuck Van Scoyoc.
Copyeditor.s • Roy Vet nstrom, Mary Ilopkins, Bill Garrett. Rclta
Lea Pow 11, Jane Mirick, Tom Brady, Warren Waldorf, Theo
Prescott, Lorcne Margutn, Rita Wright, Jack Townsend, Wen
Brooks. Marge Finnegan. Mignon Phipps, LaVern Littleton,
June Dick, Frances McCoy, Lawrence Quinlan, A1 Branson,
Helen Ferguson, Judith Wo;deage, Betty Van Dellen, Stan
Hobson, George Haley, Geannc Lschle. Irvin Matin.
Pronounced Pango Pango
doubt,’' says the Oregonian, “if it
^ were spelled I’ango Pango 1liey would
call it Pago Pago.” Thus lifting an eyebrow
at the disagreement between spelling and
pronunciation in the name of the harbor of
Tutuila in American Sfunoa.
For the life of us, we’ve never been able
to understand the discrepancies between the
orthography and the phonetics of such names.
We wouldn’t give the matter a grout, deal of
worry if there were any reasonable excuse
for it. But there isn't.
It is understandable that there might be
difficulties in the pronunciation of French,
Italian, Spanish, and German words, for their
use of Roman letters has developed apart from
ours. Let the French drop their final “s’s,”
Jet the Spanish pronounce their “c's,” “z’s,”
and “g’s” as they will, let the Italians get a
“tell” out of “e,” and let the Germans get
an “r” sound into their pronunciation of
“oe.” It is their privilege to do what they
want with Roman letters. They can develop
their phonetics as they want to. But why in
the world should not Khglisli-speaking peo
ples transcribe names written in non-Roman
characters to our own phonetics?
# * *
JF Pago Pago is pronounced Pango Pango,
why don’t we spell it so?
If Cliiang Kai-shek is pronounced Jung
Gali-ee-Slmg, as the reputable Christian Sci
ence Monitor advises, why don’t we spell it
that way?
Why do we spell Clmhar the way we do, if
it is to be pronounced Khar-har?
Why do we spell Jehol with a ‘Ki" when
orientalists assure us that it is to he pro
nounced Kay-ho? And Peiping with a “P”
when the correct pronunciation is May-ping?
There is no earthly excuse for such pho
Jictical vagaries. Logically there is only one
Avay of Iranserihing those names from the
Chinese into Koman letters accoi'ding to the
sound given them in their native sources.
Hut who knows what guides the minds of
those who order such tilings?
Indignity to Seniors
rT"\UHliK is much to he said in favor of the
proposal to relieve graduating seniors
from final examinations, revived after a
year’s dormancy at last night’s meeting of
the senior class.
ll would seem that students who have done
four years’ work of a caliber sufficiently high
to qualify them for graduation should not he
subjected to the indignity of final examina
tions, especially to such a frenetic schedule
of exams as graduating seniors endured last
Mast spring, when it was generally recog
nized that commencement exorcises would he
more impressive if they were held at a time
when the general body of undergraduates
were still on the campus, the I'niversity was
faced with two alternatives. Knowing that
undergraduates leave for home as soon as
they have completed their examinations, the
faculty could either dispense with senior
finals or they (Could give a double set of ex
aminations, one for Ihc graduating seniors
and another for the undergraduates after the
commencement exercises. The latter alterna
tive was chosen.
# * *
J.JOW it worked out, everyone knows. Pro
fessors made up special sets of questions
for seniors, who, a few days before commence
ment while the term's work was still in pro
gress for those not graduating, were rushed
through a compressed, three-day session of
examinations. 'It was a terrific—and un
necessary ordeal, both for the students and
for the faculty.
The proposal made in the senior resolu
tion offers a reasonable alternative for this
very unsatisfactory procedure. They propose
that graduating seniors with an accumulative
grade point average of be exempt from
the spring term final exams, with the ex
ec])! ion that professors who feel the need of
a final examination for a complete reckoning
of the grade may give an hour exam in the
regular class period. Also “comprehensive ex
aminations customary to certain courses’’ arc
left from the proposal.
Considering the dissatisfaction occasioned
by last year’s double exam schedule, the plan
warrants serious Consideration.
Order of the Broom
^KUIjTj fill<1 Dagger—the Maine reeks with
Down throui'll tin1 years ambitious young
freshmen have worked assidiously at the
campus’ dirtier jobs with a single goal, a
single and satisfying remuneration as their
end inclusion in the ranks of the 15 out
standing freshmen men, as selected through
the pledging of Skull and Dagger.
This year’s crop of rumors indicates that
tin1 rewards of membership in the society,
indicative of graduation from the elementary
school of polities, will he made on a material
and fair but less romantic basis than usual.
Instead of the present members of the group,
representing, roughly, every fraternity on the
campus, gathering for long session of filibus
tering, swapping, and debate to keep the ap
pointment in the house, next year’s members
will be ehosen, it is whispered, on a strict
basis of work done, hour for hour.
* * 0 #
'^piIM consequences of such a change are
obvious. Soon no self-respecting politic
ian will he willing to have his name affiliated
with an organization which so obviously of
fers no challenge to his dexterity. Appointees
will no longer await with bated breath the
outcome of the struggle which heretofore has
made their destinies dependent upon lie ver
bosity and manipulative agility of their pre
decessors. Proud parents will be forced to
say not that their sons was “outstanding”
but that “he did tin1 most janitorial work
down at the Hniversity.” A man with a Skull
and Dagger shingle will have qualified in the
lield of hard work (thus setting up a new
collegiate ideal 1.
RuniOrs of motivation have accompanied
those which herald this change. They hint that
fraternities anxious to gain or keep two men
in the ranks of Skull and Dagger desire the
new merit basis. In snnetiohing this change,
however, the houses have apparently forgot
ten that they are establishing a precedent
which may lead to the intrusion of large num
bers ot independents into the organization’s
ranks Anyone can put in time, regardless ol
whether or not he is a fraternity man.
Perhaps these rumors of merit and mater
ialism in Oregon politics are unfounded. If
they are true, the words “outstanding sopho
more men.” long hollow platitudes, should be
Changed to read “for manual services per
formed or “hardworking sophomore men.”
The symbolism of the name Skull and Dag
ger would under such conditions be too ob
viouslv misleading. It might be (‘hanged to
something like “Honorary Order of Hard
working Amateur Janitors” or the “Order
ot the Itroom. The honor and symbolism of
politics must not be thus opculv besmirched.
J\W Maivliin**
(Continued pom fane piic)
posed in the space of three week.,
that they worked on it.
‘‘This song is in marching tempo,
and has such a short range that
the average student can carry ttie
tune easily,” Hal said. ”U can be
arranged so that it is simple to
play, and in it %ve have tried to
combin. a stil ting march to cheer
on the teams and a reminiscing and
dwelling on the traditions and
spirit of Oregon. Students can yell
it, sing it, stamp it, and event act
it out with motions. It can be
made into a very impressive sight
by having the rooting sections
trained to put it over in the right
tVords Announced
Either the orchestra or the band
will learn the song for the next
student assembly, and mimeo
graphed copies of the words will
be passed out so that the song may
bo introduced and tried out pro
perly. Here are the words:
"Murolling Oregon”
We are marching on with Oregon,
Ryes front! Heads held high!
We are marching on with Oregon.
So hear our battle ery.
On and on to victory,
'Till the mighty battle's won,
We will fn-ht! Fight! Fight!
As we go marching, marching on!
< Verse)
Now a., vo are singing
In fancy we can hear,
Those soft echoes ringing
Of songs we hold most dear.
Voices of warriors
Hong smee past and gone,
Vet, they are cheering
On with Oregon!
And the chorus is repeated with
a last line that reads:
As we go match, matching on!
Blush of Spring at Taj lor's
Dirk Litfin Lets
{.Continued from fjye one)
programs in tho individual living
organizations by representatives.
They will <11 i be on sale at the
door the evening of the dance.
Committee members will meet
today at I o'clock in the College
Side to decide a theme for the
dance. Litfin announced yesterday.
Jilium Doi>r\
(Continued from page one)
versity Friday evening before his
appearance here.
Tickets for the affair have been
limited to 600 to avoid overcrowd
ing on the dance floor. The entire
balcony of McArthur court will !>o
thrown open for persons not wish
ing to dance. Tickets for the one
hour concert will be bO cents.
Dance admission will bo J1.C0 a
Pumping Out the Feltre
rumps from the Bonneville dam on the Columbia river are being brought into service, above, in the
opening work of salvaging the Italian motorship Feltre which sank in the Columbia river after being
rammed by the Edward Luckefiback.
Sheldon Parks, Mary Wcrnham,
James Valentine, Muriel Horner,
Viola Olinger, Aileen Dement,
Martha Hennegan, Bill Thompson,
William Torrence, E. W. Williams,
Clayton Atwood, Paul Rowe,
Frank Bennett, Harry Tarbell,
Clayton Helgren, Jack Casey,
Frank Lukouski, George Knight,
and Harry Fall arc in the infirm
Memliers of the Order of the O
: will meet at the Kappa Sigma
j house for a luncheon meeting^to
day. Plans for spring term will be
I _
Sophomore commission of the
YWCA will meet Wednesday at 5
o’clock at the Y bungalow.
Sigma Delta Chi meets Thurs
day in 104 Journalism at 4 o'clock.
All members must be present.
Members of Alpha Delta Sigma
are requested' to meet Wednesday
at 4 in Professor Thaeher’s office.
Frank B. Wire, supervisor of
the state fish and game commis
sion, will show moving' pictures of
Oregon beaver and antelope at
8 o'clock Wednesday night in 101
Passing Show
(Continued from paye one)
rather than by amendment. Hear
ings of opponents by the senate
judiciary committee entered their
fourth week.
Nipponese Royalty Visits
Receiving' the traditional imper
ial obeisance from 10.000 Canadian
Japanese, Prince Yasuhito Chichi
bu, brother of the Nippon Emper
or. continued his visit in Vancou
ver, British Columbia, yesterday.
Points of interest seen by the royal
tourist were Japanese hall, the
Hr. lnazo Nitobe monument, and
grammar schools where he exam
ined the work of Japanese pupils.
jChain Store Man
11 Puce's administrators, con
tinuing: their purge of Ethiopia,
yesterday exiled Mohammed Ali,
i leading chain store merchant in
I the days of the former Negus, au
thoritative Fascist sources said
Tuesday. Ali, who was a British
subject, was offered official aid
by the British consul in Addis
[Ababa, although no protest to the
[action was made.
Ali was accused of espionage by
the Italians who said he had given
information to the British. Eng
lish officials called these charges
Thompson I* Vwartlctl
Scholarship in Law
Orval Thompson, third year law
student, was awarded the Rev
mend foundation fellow ship
scholarship Ihst week He will
leave for Northwestern university
m September to work for his mas
ter of laws degree, making either
taxation or corporation his special
line of study.
Thompson, who lives at Shedd.
Oregon, contributed much material
for the Oregon Law Review, and
served as student editor this year
for the quarterly issue. He is a
candidate for a doctor of jurispru
dence degree in June, and is a 1
member of tHo local chapter of;
Phi Delta Phi. national law honor- j
a O’
Ice Cream Sale
Offers Bargain
Teiwent Dishes Will Be
Sold for Five Cents by
A real bargain is offered the
campus by Tonqueds, organization
of Eugene women attending the
University, tomorrow at their ice
cream sale, when they will sell
ten-cent dishes of ice cream for
five cents.
Fifteen lucky people will get
their dishes of ice cream free by
[ calling at Taylor's confectionery
sometime during the day. They
are: Gilbert Schultz, Dave Silver,
Jack Hay, Ralph Cathey, Fred
Heidel, Jack McGirr, Harry Mc
Call, Andy Hurney, Freed Bales,
Felker Morris, Marcia Steinhauser,
Frances Johnston, Lillian Warn,
Gladys Battleson, and Fred Colvig.
The sale will be held at Taylor's
confectionery Wednesday. Dorothy
Rowland is chairman for the event,
assisted by Phyllis Atwater and
Clare Igoe.
Bard’s Comedy
Due on April 7
The motion picture version of
As You Like It, William Shake
speare's pastoral comedy, will be
shown in the Rex theater Wednes
day night April 7 under the spon
sorship of the University English
department. Profits from the per
formance will be used to furnish
tiie browsing room in the new Uni
versity library.
Elisabeth Bergner, Lawrence
Olivier, Sophie Stewart and Henry
Ainsley will play the leading roles.
The production will be brought
to the local theater under the di
rection of Dr. Rudolf Ernst of the
University English, department.
Walt Swanson, student manager,
will appoint house representatives
to handle the ticket sale. A five
dollar prize has been offered by
Jim O'Connell, manager of the
theater, to the person selling the
most tickets.
In Texas Inquiry
William Shaw, superintendent
nf the New London. Texas school,
admitted at a military hoard in
i|Uir> that gas which exploded and
killed L’li school children and
teachers was tapped from the
overflow pipelines of a private
rompanv without its permission,
shaw’s youngest child died in the |
Fraternity Heads
j Discuss Pletlging,
Define Hell-Week
Reports on a variety of topics
were discussed and committees
were heard by members of the in
ter-fraternity council at a meeting
in the Delta Tau Delta house last
night, but no action was taken by
the group on any of the questions.
Definition of hell-week was dis
cussed. A committee studying the
possibility of instituting deferred
pledging for University students
made a brief report.
According to Ed Reames, presi
dent of the group, definite action
will be taken on the work of the
committees at the next meeting
April 13.
Gamma Alpha Clii
Presents Pledges
At Fashion Show
Gamma Alpha Chi, women's ad
vertising honorary, held its annual
fashion dance Saturday night in
McArthur court with the girls in
viting escorts.
After the fashion parade during
intermission prizes for lucky tick
et holders were awarded and the
new pledges were presented to the
audience. They were: Jerry Chess
man, Barbara Williams, Mignon
Kelley, Felker Morris, Frances
Schaupp, Caroline Hand, Barry
Baker, Cecile Flynn, Caro Cogan,
Mary Frances Henderson, Marjorie
Bates, Caro Hansell, Dorothea
Witt, Frances Olson, Betty Clea
tor, and Lois Strong.
Ed Wheelocjk Ejected
To Head Law Honorary
Phi Delta Phi, legal honorary,
last night elected Ed Wheelock,
second year law student, magister
for the coming year. Frank Nash
was elected clerk; Andrew New
house, historian, and Jack McGirr,
The fraternity voted the appro
priation of $10 for a third prize in
the Hilton contest, an oral discus-1
sion of some legal subject .held:
each spring.
Order of The Mace to
Meet Tliursday at 7:30
Order of the Mace, University
speech honorary, will meet at room
13, Friendly, Wednesday evening
at 7:30 to make arrangements for
the presentation of forensic awards
to students who have been out
standing in speech work at the
Senior Final Fxatns
(Continued from pai/c one)
resulted last year when profes
sors had to make out double sets
for the special early exam sched
ule of the seniors. Main features
of the measure ask that : all sen
iors with cumulative averages of
C or above be excused, warning
slips be sent two weeks early to'
persons with grades of D or F
The resolution will hold good for
this year only unless otherwise
changed, and the seniors may take
the regular two-hour exams and
delay graduation if below passing ,
Dave Lowry has been appointed i
chairman of the senior picnic com
mittee which is to be held May 21.
The class announcements may be :
ordered now from the Co-op. ac- :
cording to Miss Morse. I,
YW Officers Are
Formally Installed
Harriett Thomsen Is New
President; Banquet Held
At Tri Dell House
New YWCA officers and cabinet
members were formally installed in
the organization last night at ser
vices held in the YW bungalow at
Elaine Cornish, retiring presi
dent, conducted the installation
ceremony. New officers installed
were Harriett Thomsen, president;
Virginia McCorkle, vice-president:
I^.therine Staples, secretary, and
Margaret Goldsmith, treasurer.
An installation banquet was held
at tfce Tri-Delt house following the
ceremony. Mrs. Hazel P. Schwer
ing, dean of women, was guest
speaker. Her topic was “The Re
lation of the YWCA to the Camp
us.'’ Harriett Thomsen, new presi
dent, stated the aims of the Y pro
gram for next year. Gifts were
presented to Elaine Cornish and
Mrs. John Stark Evans, executive
secretary of the campus YWCA.
Guests of honor at the banquet
included Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering,
Mrs. Alice B. Macduff, Mrs. E. E.
DeCou, Mrs. Violet Chessman, and
Mrs. John Stark Evans.
Cabinet members for the coming
year are: Laurie Sawyer, member
ship, Anne Fredericksen, commun
ity service; Grace Martin, life i
group; Betty Meek, religion; Bettv I
Lou Swart, conferences; Mary Fail- j
ing, Scribblers; Maude Edmonds, J
bungalow; Ellamae Woodsworth,
publicity, Marionbeth Wolfenden,
muusic, and Vivian Runte, Sunday
Enrollment Shows
Slight Increase
Registration returns compiled
March 29, show 2,552 students en
rolled for this term which is 6.4
percent increase over last year at
this time.
The number of people who are
now majoring in physical educa
tion is almost 50 percent increase
over that of last year with the
new gymnasium as! a dominant
Business administration, how
ever, continues to be the leading
major, with 642 in this division.
It is followed by social science
with 350.
Graduating seniors number 433
with 132 graduate students. The
sophomores comprise the largest j
class in school having 903 mem
Plans Made for
Speech Trip by
Forensics Group
Tentative plans for another
speech symposium group trip have
been announced by W. A. Dahl
berg, assistant professor of speech,
who is in charge of men's forensics
at the University.
The trip will include stops at
Marshfield, North Bend, Coquille
and Myrtle Point, where audiences
will be addressed on the subject
of the constitution and modern
day governments.
These trips, which take the place
of competitive University debates,
are sponsored by the educational
activities board of the ASUO and
are made each year.
Music Appreciation
Course is Broadcast
Beginning Friday, April 2, at •»
p.m., KOAC will broadcast a series
of recordings to illustrate the cor
respondence course prepared by
Jocelyn Foulkes, Vienna trained
Portland correspondent of Musical i
America, on “Essentials of Music
for Listeners.”
The purpose of this non-credit
course is to acquaint the student
with some fundamentals of music, i
in order to make his listening more'
discriminating and enjoyable. One
week will be devoted to each
assignment of the course.
Assignments are on listening,
sacred music, instruments of the!
orchestra, dance and sonata form,
symphony, chamber music, radio (
education, and the trend of modern ’,
Plans for a musical concert
April 20. sponsored by Tau Delta
Delta, music and drama honorary,
■ re now under way. The concert
,vill feature numbers by a string
Other numbers will include those
rlayed by an ensemble and in
strumental selections. Jane Kail,
reshman, is chairman of the con
cjfrc aonW CincraUt
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official
student publication of the University of
Oregon, Eugene, published daily during
the college year exvept Sundays, Mon
days, holidays, examination periods, the
fifth day of December to January 4,
except January 4 to 12, annd March 6
to March 22, March 22 to March 30.
Entered as second-class matter at the
postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. Subscrip
tion rate, $3.00 a year.
Wednesday adevrtising manager: Hal
Haner; Assistants: Bob Smith, Bruce
Curry _ ,
Trip to New York
Is Prize in Contest
Students Invited to Enter
Essay on Advertising in
Annual Contest
All regularly enrolled high school
or college students may enter the
annual Advertising Age essay con
test, sponsored by the National
Newspaper of Advertising, whose
subject this year, is “How Adver
tising Benefits the Consumer."
Each group will be judged sep
arately, but awards will be the
same. The first prize is $250 and
a trip to New York for a three
day stay with all expenses paid.
The second prize is $100; the third,
S50. The ten next best manuscripts
will receive $10 each.
Manuscripts to contain not mora
than 1000 words, must be mailed
not later than midnight May 1,
1937 to the contest secretary, Ad
vertising Age, 100 E. Ohio St., Chi
cago. On the envelope must be
the word either high or college,
and on a separate page, but fast
ened to the manuscript, the student
is required to give his name, col
lege, course, school, year, and home
No manuscripts will be returned
but will become the property of
the contest sponsors.
Rinehart Knudsen. an Oregon
University student in advertising,
won a similar contest last year.
Jewett Prizes Won
By Six in Contest
Prizes were awarded to six stu
dents in tlie men and women’s sec
tions of the W. F. Jewett intersec
tional speech contests held March
In the women’s section Peggy
Peebler won first prize; Jeanette
Hafner, second; and Jean Wiley,
third. Jack Wagstaff was awarded
first in the men's division; Bill
Rossor, second, and Morrison
Bales, third.
Two representatives, a man and
a woman, are chosen from each
extemporaneous speech class to
take part in the contests which are
held each term. Contestants are
allowed to choose their own sub
ject and are judged on the effec
tiveness with which they develop
Dr. Smith to Talk
Education Series
Dr. Warren D. Smith, who will
talk on "Appreciation of Scenery,"
April 1, will be the first speaker
of a series of talks to be broad
cast over KOAC every Thursday
at 3:00 p. m., in cooperation with
the WPA project of adult educa
tion through correspondence and
historical records project.
The series of talks are given in
an effort to provide background
for trips to various spots of Ore
gon. Science, poetry, art, physical
education, and history, enter into
the background which is furnished
by speakers and correspondence
lessons to the participants in this
(..oology, Mining Group
lo Distribute Bulletin
For the first time in seven years,
Jondon club is editing its quarter
ly bulletin, which will soon be
•eady for distribution.
It is the product of the geology
ir.d mining honorary societies at
Jorvallis and Eugene nad has been
lamfed by Warren D. Smith, "Dips
md Strikes” because of the two
schools' participation. Lloyd Ruff
s editor with Ford Young and
-harles A. Reed, assistant editors.
Alder, bet. LJth & 13tli