Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 03, 1937, Image 1

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    Athletic Conference
To End With Session
Today: Program Full
Passing Show
President Reverses
Coni Miners Rack
Sitdoivn Legislation
Court In(fairy J.ags
Prices Too High Note
President Roosevelt called an
about face in administration price
policies yesterday when he hit
mounting prices of durable goods,
especially steel and copper. Spend
ing of public works money will be
made in channel dredging, earth
dams and other similar measures
in the future, a direct reversal
from the former policy of buying
steel to “prime the pump" of in
dustries producing this and other
durable goods.
Government expenditures for
steel were only a fraction of those
made last year, as VVPA officials
initiated the new policy.
460,000 Work Again
Winning demands of wage in
creases, 460,000 coal mine workers
went back to work yesterday after
a one-day strike. Agreement was
reached between the United Mine
Workers of America and mine op
erators after six weeks of confer
ring in an attempt to renew the
contract satisfactorily.
Daily pay for the miners will be
$6, a fiO-cent raise for day-rate
workers. Union officials maintain
ed that their thousands of follow
ers had not struck, but had re
fused to work without a contract.
Lewis Elected FDR?
In an attempt to add a rider to
the Guffey-Vinson coal bill declar
ing that sitdown strikes are con
trary to public policy, the senate
chambers echoed yesterday with
the shouts of determined solons.
One militant legislator charged
Lewis with “shouting that he had
elected Mr. Roosevelt president of
the United States,” and blamed
the CIO leader for the epidemic of
Debate Tires Senators
Interest of Washington senators
in the investigation of the presi
dent's court reform waned yester
day as attendance at the commit
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$1,000 Damage
Result of Fracas
At New Mexico
A general free-for-all on the
University of New Mexico campus
between engineering students and
arts and science students came to
a halt last Wednesday at the re
quest of Professor Farris, dean of
But the fracas was not stopped
until more than $1,000 in damage
had been done. Broken windows,
cracked plaster, torn roofs aqjd
wet walls were the outcome of the
annual fight between the two
According to professors who
have been on the campus for a
number of years, this year’s fight
was the most severe one that has
occuired since 1925.
Shoes Off Again
The University of Minnesota's
‘‘barefoot girl,,” Ingrid Larson,
had to take off her shoes again.
Having to forego a life-long habit
of "barefooting it,” acquired while
living in Hawaii, she wore shoes
until recently when an ulceti,
caused by leather-rubbing, devel
oped on her foot.
Tsk, Tsk, Tsk
Cheating on final examinations
is punished by disqualifying the
students from taking final exam
inations at Punjab university, In
dia. In 1936 there were 150 stu
dents disqualified. They not only
used crib notes and other forms of
cheating but sent substitutes to
class to take their examinations
for them.
How Do You Chew?
There are five types of gum
chewers, according to Dr. Alfred
M. Nielson, professor of economic
geography at New York univer-1
“First, the type which chews
with a gently oscillating motion,
like a contented cow. Next, the
type which chews to the rhythm of
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Thirdly, the kind known as the'
‘railroad chewer.’ They produce
noises like the ‘clockety-click’ of a
“Then come two types of syn
chronizers. First, those who syn
chronize their mouths with their
pencils, and secondly, those who
time the movements of their jaws
with the speed of the lecturer.”
To End With
Session Today
Awarding of Trophies
Discussed Yesterday;
Speakers Urge More
Sport Programs
Delegates to the Athletic Feder
ation of College Women confer
ence concluded in their discussions
yesterday that presentation of
trophies should be discouraged in
activities of mixed recreational
Two groups were formed to hold
the discussions one of all universi
ties with the enrollment of 1000
women or under, and those of over
1000. In the separate group dis
cussions, the smalled difficulties
were ironed out and a summary
was given at the afternoon meet
Miss Seen Reports
Miss Eva Seen, director of wo
men’s physical education at Ore
gon State, who has been especial
ly interested in promoting mixed
recreational programs in her
school, sent out questionnaires to
all schools of the United States. In
surveying the -returns, she found
that the majority of schools favor
ed this plan, but hesitated when
contacts became too personal. So
cial dancing was discouraged in
many institutions and even swim
ming in several, because of this
Women of the conference sum
marized this group discussion,
bringing out that swimming and
badminton seem to attract the
best crowds and should be pro
moted further.
Problem Considered
The second problem of the morn
ing was the question of how to
make freshmen women on any
campus realize the benefits and
enjoyment of participation in
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Pin-Ball Machines Satisfy
Student Gambling Urges,
Say Campus Merchants
Operators Unworried Over T a n £ 1 e d
Legislation on Devices: Nickels
Continue to Pour In
Pin-ball machines, tantalizing cash-grabbers of the corner drug
store, grocery, and restaurant, correct an evil while constituting one,
a survey of campus merchant opinion shows.
Students satisfy their gambling instinct on the machines, make poker
playing and gambling dives less apparent, they said. On the other
hand, the player cannot win in the long run; and there are many stu
dents who play the machines instead of spending the money for clothes,
books, and other “unnecessary" things.
Contrary to common belief, the machines are not owned by large
syndicates, but rather by local op
erators. Twenty-five or thirty peo
ple are employed directly in the
business, and many small restaur
ants and business places have been
able to stay open by patronage of
the machines.
Operators TTnworried
Among the garbled opinions
coming from lawyers on the valid
ity of the bill passed in the last
legislature, one fact stands out—
that operators do not seem wor
ried. The opinion seems to be that
the bill will be referred to the peo
ple, and while the machines may
be outlawed in a couple of years,
the nickels will pour in until then.
Legalized, government-controlled
gambling is favored generally. It
was pointed out that Eugene has
had the most vice during the
straight - laced p e ri o ds — when
punch-boards, card games, even
Sunday shows—were banned.
Morality Issue
“Students should have their mor
ality by the time they come to col
lege,” one merchant said. “If they
haven't, they will gamble, and it
won’t be eliminated; it never has.”
Meanwhile, from the midst of a
three-deep crowd, the click of nick
els and the rattle of the balls as
they wind their way through the
series of holes, continues to offer
Colonel Leader Sees Epoch
Of Civil Wars for Europe,
Communism Rising in U S
There will be many civil wars in Europe in the near future, caused
by natural conflicts between various radical parties, but there is no
danger of an immediate international war, according to Colonel John
Leader, jovial English visitor who has been active in physical education
work on the campus for the last three months.
Colonel Leader, instructor in squash and badminton classes, is leav
ing Saturday for Vancouver, British Columbia. On completion of busi
ness in the northern city, he will
go to New York to spend several
days with friends before embark
ing for his home in England.
“There is no danger of Europe
having any war between nations
for many years to come, but a
great deal more blood-letting such
as is going on in Spain will take
place. In France this summer for
instance, there will probably be an
uprising of the decent finer classes
against the aggressive commun
ists who are repeating there the
outrages that they have done in
Spanish People Lazy
In Spain the people are the lazi
est in the world, and they did
nothing to turn back the commun
istic invasion. They established a
man as dictator who wras known
to be in the pay of the third in
ternational, communistic organiz
Colonel Leader scoffed at pres
ent fears that England and Italy
will fight. Every educated English
man is sympathetic with the situa
tion in Italy, and, he added, “an
alliance of all the English-speak
ing countries could police the
world successfully, and end all
Agitators Said Active
“The first part of this continent
to be struck by communism will
be the western part of America,
and Australia,” said this widely
traveled teacher of history and re
creational games, "and right now
these territories are well' covered
by trained agitators acting under
orders of the third international.
Australia has hunted many of
them out such as Harry Bridges,
longshoremen's union leader on the
the coast here. These trained and
very active agitators are largely
responsible for the sit-down strikes
this year.”
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Hulten Talks Sunday
Prof. Charles M. Hulten, of the
journalism school, will speak on
“Propaganda and Our Civil Liber
ties’’ at Wesley club Sunday eve
ning. This is the first of two meet
ings on "Propaganda and Free
Speech. Leonard Greenup will lead
the second meeting.
Etiquette Expert
Will Visit Campus
Elizabeth Osborne to Talk
At Women’s Open Mass
Meeting Monday
Elizabeth MacDonald Osborne,
of New York City, consultant on
etiquette for women, will arrive
on the campus tomorrow and re
main here until late Wednesday,
announced Dean Hazel P. Schwer
ing yesterday.
Mrs. Osborne will preside at a
women’s open mass meeting sche
duled for 8 o'clock Monday evening
in the alumni room of Gerlinger.
Here she will lecture on poise and
culture and answer any questions
women may have to ask.
All day Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday the consultant will be
in Dean Schwering’s office for per
sonal conferences. One half hour
is spent with a group of ten wo
Mrs. Osborne will come to the
University from Missoula, whero
she has been for the past week.
During the last few years, she has
talked to women on nearly one
hundred campuses, including
Wheaton, Wellesley, Radcliff,
Mount Holyoke, and Northwest
Most of her experiences have
been in New York City but Mrs. |
Osborne attended school one year
in New England, has lived one
year on the Pacific coast and one
year in Europe.
New Appointments for
Advertising Staff Made
The Emerald’s new national ad
vertising manager is Eleanor An
derson, it was announced yester
day by Walt Vernstrom, business
manager. Miss Anderson will take
the position recently held by Patsy
Keith Osborne was appointed
Saturday advertising manager and
Louis Lubliner Tuesday manager.
The appointments were for the
rest of the term.
Dorsey Dance
Ticket Sale
Starts Today
600 Couples Is Limit Sri
At Informal Featuring;
Kraft Hall Orchestra
At Igloo April 10
Limiting tickets to 600, the sale
for Jimmy Dorsey’s appearance at
the Sigma Delta Chi spring infor
mal in McArthur court Saturday,
April 10, got under way yesterday.
Twenty tickets have been dis
tributed to representatives in each
men's living organization on the
campus. Tickets were also put on
sale at ASUO headquarters, the
Co-op and College Side.
The Saturday night performance
of the orchestra in the Igloo will
be the only one in the state. Dor
sey and his group of entertainers
will play a group of special num
bers at an ASUO concert from 7:30
to 8:30. The entire balcony of Mc
Arthur court will be opened. Bal
cony tickets for both concert and
dance will cost 50 cents a person.'
Ten to be Pledged
At a Sigma Delta Chi meeting
yesterday ceremonies were planned
for pledging ten men to the na
tional journalistic fraternity. A
contract signing the orchestra was
mailed yesterday.
The local chapter of the frater
nity plans to invite the Oregon
State chapter as a guest to the
Summer Session
To Be June 21-30
Preliminary catalogues for the
summer sessions of Oregon's insti
tutions of higher learning have
gone to the press and will be ready
for distribution in two weeks. The
six-weeks’ session will run from
June 21 to July 30; the post ses
sion from August 2 to August 27.
Special University courses offer
ed are the invitational art appre
ciation class which is made pos
sible by Carnegie funds; a series
of courses dealing with a clinic for
typical children during the longer
session, and a curriculum labora
tory offered for the first time be
cause of the interest shown in
the revision of high school curri
A course in library methods
which consists of five different
phases and a new course in clini
cal psychology are to be given in
addition to the general courses in
architecture, business administra
tion, arts and letters, social sci
ence, law, and science.
According to Dan E. Clark, head
of the extension division, there
will be a large number of visiting
instructors from other institutions.
The courses offered in the Portland
branch of the extension service
will cover the same scope of mat
erial with the exception of law.
Cast in Character Holes
Milton IMllette and Robert Henderson who will have important chnr
aeter roles in “Kthan t'rome," dramatization of Kdith Wharton’s best
seller, which will play a limited engagement at the University theatre
April !) and 10 under the direction of Horace W. Hohinson:
New Stage Element Aids
Crew in ‘Ethan Frame’
Clover stage machinery will contribute to the artistic success of
“Ethan Frome," dramatic adaptation of Edith Wharton's powerful
novel to be presented at the University theater Friday and Saturday,
April 9 and 10.
Horace W. Robinson, director of the play, is also the stage technician.
To adapt the limited space to the intricate and varied settings of the
play Mr. Robinson has constructed a wagon stage element which,
mounted on ruDDer urea rotters,
will serve as both exterior and in
terior background for the living
room, dining room, and kitchen
of the Frome cabin; and the outer
portion of the community church.
As the scene changes from the
Frome cabin interior to the .church
exterior, the wagon stage is re
versed and shifted from one por
tion of the stage to the other.
Lighting effects complete the il
lusion. The movable element is
noiseless and can be handled with
great speed, according to Mr.
The hill down which Ethan and
Mattie take the tragic bob-sled
ride is indicated against an ingeni
ously painted backdrop. Various
lighting combinations transform
this backdrop into many scene pat
terns. In the interior scenes, the
wagon stage conceals this portion
of the set.
The cast of the play is now com
plete. New additions are: Janet
Felt, who will play Ruth Varnum:
Ernest Savage, who will play
George; Lester Miller, who will re
present Hermon Gow; and Ken
neth Kirtley, who will play a
young engineer.
Howard Kessler Gets
Job on S. F. Chronicle
Howard Kessler, who left the
University of Oregon at the end
of winter term, has been added to
the staff of the San Francisco
Chronicle. Kessler was a journal
ism major.
Monument to Work of Safeguarding Oregon Heath
Modern, furnished with up-to-date equipment, in addition to its
striking appearance is the new University of Oregon hospital. Guard
ian of Oregon health though it is, the beauty of the structure makes
it one of the outstanding buildings on the campus. The structure was
completed during the summer months and was constructed at a cost
of more than $130,000. Spring term is the third quarter that it has
been in use.
Frosh Glee to Use
Plantation Theme
McArthur C o 11 r t Named
Spot for Season’s Last
Freshman Affair
An atmosphere of the old South
will prevade McArthur court April
23, when magnolias, cotton fields
and little brown log cabins trans
form the airy basketball pavilion
into a southern plantation for the
Frosh Glee, last social function of
the class of 1940 this year.
The plantation theme was chosen
at the last meeting of the decora
tions committee, Dick Lltfin, gen
eral chairman, announced yester
day. Combination ticket-progrems
will be gold and white, Litfin
Possibility of a Mississippi show
boat setting for Ellis Kimball's or
chestra was also considered by the
committee. Sam Fort, decorator
of many campus dances, will di
rect construction of the plantation
Winter Term Sees
37 Flunk; Six Are
Again in Standing
According to statistics compiled
in the registrar's office, 37 stu
dents were disqualified at the end
of the winter term; this is 1.4 per
cent of the total enrollment. Six
of the 37 are now reinstated.
Men showed a higher rating
than women with 25 flunking out
in comparison to 12 women. In
dependents ranked 19 in number
while fraternities and sororities
totaled 18.
The law school listed more dis
qualifications than any other de
partment with eight and was
closely followed by business ad
ministration with seven, science
with six, social science and jour
nalism with five, and arts and let-1
ters with three.
Graduates Miss Kitts,
Mr. Conway on Campus!
Miss Nina Kitts, graduate from
the school of education in 1931 and
now teaching at Klamath Falls,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. K. H. Kitts, in Eugene. Miss
Kitts is enrolled in one of Dr. R.
R. Martin’s Klamath Falls exten
sion classes.
Grant Conway, graduate of 1936,
who now lives at Salem, is also
visiting the campus.
Glen Ridley passed his oral ex
amination for the degree of master
of arts in business administration
on Wednesday, March 31.
Problems Face
Library Board
In Book Moving
Federal G r a n l. Added
Expenses Complicate
Libe Opening Mixup;
Meeting Monday
No appropriation has boon of
ficially made by the state board
of higher education to match a
VVPA grant for work to be done
in remodeling the old library,
President C. V', Boyer declared
lust night.
If such an appropriation were
made, it might be necessary to
move tlie books out of the build
ing at once so work could be
done, the president declared. Be
cause of the shortage of VVPA
labor in the summer caused by
seasonal jobs, some difficulty
might he found in getting gov
ernment labor during the sum
mer months.
Although the hoard is meeting
Monday to make a recommenda
tion to Dr. Boyer on the moving
of the hooks earlier than was
originally planned, he stated that
any proposal to declare a holiday
and move the books with student
labor “was news to him.”
Faced by the quandary of en
dangering a WPA grant for re
modelling the old library, or in
curring the added expense involved
in immediate occupation of tjie
new library, the University library
board will meet Monday afternoon
to recommend to Dr. C. Valentine
Boyer, a plan for transference of
Two possible moves are open to
the board. A quick move, which
would be more expensive but would
prevent possible withdrawal of the
WPA grant for remodelling the old
library into a law school; or a
move later with crews working a
few hours a day using University
trucking facilities, according to re
serve librarian Willis Warren.
Holiday Suggested
If the crews were working full
time, cost of hiring trucks at $2.50
an hour "would be incurred. To
avoid hiring outside trucks it was
suggested that a holiday be de
clared so that students could co
operate in the moving project.
Granting of the holiday for book
moving would rest with Dr. Boyer,
members of t he committee de
Mr. Warren did not indicate
which moving plan he preferred.
Boyer Decision Final
President Boyer presented the
moving problem to the library
board for consideration Wednes
day, but no decision was reached.
A meeting was called for Thursday
to give the matter further consid
eration; the meeting was postponed
until Monday because many of the
board members were unable to at
The board will submit their pro
posals to Dr. Boyer, who will make
the final decision.
Universal News
Will Photograph
Fly-Casting Gass
The University of Oregon's
sport, a class in the art of fly
casting, will be seen in thousands
of motion picture theaters in the
future, it was announced here to
The class, recently organized by
Marvin K. Hedges, world champ
ion fly-caster, and Colonel Bill
Hayward, track coach of the Uni
versity, will be photographed in
action some time next week by
cameramen of the Universal News
The pictures will probably be
taken in the Washburne pool, on
Kairmount, with Colonel Hayward
in the role of instructor. A class
of at least thirty, half of whom
the movie men hope will be wo
men, will be included in the scene.
The picture will be much longer
and more elaborate than the usual
news reel “shot” of a few seconds,
P. E. Emery, photographer, has
Arrangements for the picture
were completed this week by
George H. Godfrey, of the Univer
sity news bureau, who worked out
letails with Mr. Emery.