Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 22, 1937, Image 1

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Diplomatic Visit
IS civ C a m p a ig n
Insurgents Knifed
Extra Relief Urged
Mussolini Plus Hitler?
Meeting in what is expected by
informed observers to be the fore
runner of a face-to-face meeting of
Mussolini and Hitler, II Duee and
Chancellor Kurt Schusehnigg of
Austria will confer this afternoon
at Venice about Hapsburg restora
tion in Austria, a move Mussolini
has long objected to.
The conference is expected to
show European powers that Italo
German cooperation is such that II
Duce will release his grip on Aus
train affairs,, official circles be
Employer Protection
Business and industrial leaders
were believed yesterday to be lay
ing plans for a campaign agitating
for union restrictions and greater
employer protection under the
Wagner Act, informed circles re
vealed. Chief proponents of the
campaign were expected to be the
National Manufacturer's associa
tion and the United States Cham
ber of Commerce, both of whom
desire that labor's legal responsi
bilities be increased.
Loyalists Advance
Protected by tanks, machine
guns and aerial bombing, loyalist
forces yesterday routed insurgents
from the heart of Teruel Province’s
iron mine lands, long the spear
head of General Franco’s Aragon
rebel army. When loyalists swept
into the city of Celadas, they re
moved the long-time threat of
Franco to communications between
Valencia and Catalonia in north
eastern Spain.
Billion Dollars More
Disregarding President Roose
velt’s budget warning that relief
appropriations would be cut to a
billion and a half for the coming
fiscal year, Representatives Voor
his and Maverick enlisted the sup
port of between 50 and 100 house
democrats to increase the amount
by a billion dollars. Another house
group requested that the relief bill
be upped to three billion. Admin
istration leaders yesterday felt con
fident both measures could be stop
Girls Rushed
By Old Phi Phi;
On Wrong Lists
The fraternity rushing season at
the University of Pennsylvania
has broken all precedents for
novel, unusual tactics. At the be
ginning of the season two coeds’
names were placed mistakenly but
quite officially on the university
fraternity pledging lists. The
Greeks lost no time in initiating
the most intensive rushing pro
gram in a long time. The girls
were wined and dined and told of
the glories of old Phi Phi fratern
ity. From every side they were be
seeched to “join with the brothers;
you won't go wrong.”
Einstein Is 4 All Star’
Interested in all-star selections
in the field of sports, professors
at the University of Pennsylvania
decided to pick a ten-man squad
that would represent the “all
stars” of history in every field of
human endeavor. The list contain
ed the names of Dr. Albert Ein
stein. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle,
Da Vinci, Shakespeare, Newton,
Darwin, and Pasteur. Einstein is
the only living all-star.
Deficiencies Indicated
The 1937 undergraduate has
jerky reasoning, quarrels with re
ligion, gains nothing from lectures,
is dispassionate and animalistic,
and cherishes a planned loneliness,
according to the McGill Daily.
A recent editorial in that Cana
dian university daily states that
“he knows his way around in the
intellectual world and has plodded
along the path of determined pri
vate thought. But his reasoning is
jerky, and his mental interests
have not yet accumulated a weight
of stability.
George E. Griffith will speak on
“The Forests in their Economic
and Sociological Aspects” in Room
101, Condon hall at 8 p.m. Thurs
day. The talk will be illustrated b>
slides. It is the last of the 1936-31
lecture series of the Museum oi
Natural History.
UO Students to Join
Nation-Wide Protest
Against War Today
Steps of Old Libe Meeting Flaee at 11
For Annual Strike; Noted Leaders of
Movement to Be Heard
The historic steps of the old library furnishes the scene this
morning for a drama which will be enacted on hundreds of
campuses across the entire continent. When 11 o’clock class
bells ring from coast to coast one million students will lay aside
bocks and assemble for the annual strike against war. At Ore
gon it is officially a “protest,” but the unity of the nation-wide
walkout will be felt as speakers from other student bodies bring
messages of similar action.
A lark for some, an interesting hour for others, and an ex
pression of deep conviction for still others, the protest and
strike will feature two prominent
speakers — Raymond L. Buell,
president of the Foreign Policy
association, and Prof. F. B. Farqu
harson, University of Washington.
Charles Paddock, chairman of the
sti'ike committee, will speak on
"Fascism.” Harold Barton will de
fend the pacifist position.
Gray Skies Forecast
The sky will probably be gray,
the weatherman forecasts, but col
or will not be lacking. Literally
hundreds of banners, slogans, plac
ards and signs, of all hues and all
descriptions, will dot the crowd.
No two sponsoring organizations
have identical peace programs,
with the result that slogans will
reflect at least a half-dozen dif
ferent points of view on the road
to peace.
Mingling in the crowd will be
the student body of University
high school, one of the protest’s
sponsors. Also in the congregation
will be many curious townspeople.
Around the fringes, news photo
graphers, reporters, amateur snap
shotters, and, perhaps, a few heck
lers, will indulge their interest in
the colorful demonstration.
The University’s public address
system, mounted at the head of
the library steps, will bring speak
ers’ words clearly and forcibly to
the assemblage. Promptly at 11,
Gilbert Schultz, student body presi
dent, is scheduled to call the crowd
to order, make student body an
nouncements, and step aside for
the barrage of speaking. Pep and
celerity will mark the assembly.
The speakers will follow one an
other in rapid-fire fashion with no
pause for introductions.
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Speaker Chosen
Public Service to Be Gist
Of Talk by Aitcliison,
Member of ICC
Clyde B. Aitehison, member of
the interstate commerce commis
sion, and a former chairman of
that body, has been selected as the
commencement speaker, announced
Dean James H. Gilbert, chairman
of the commencement committee.
Exercises will be held at McAr
thur Court at 8:00 on May 3.
Mr. Aitehison is recognized as
one of the most outstanding alum
ni of the University of Oregon. He
received his master of arts degree
here in 1915.
Since 1917 he has served on the
interstate commerce commission
and comes from Washington, D.C.
He is recognized as one of the
nation’s foremost authorities on
railway economics and rate regu
lations and is one of the more ex
perienced men on the commission
in regard to long and short haul
During commencement, he will
receive the degree of doctor of
laws from the University.
Degrees will be conferred upon
the graduates and in addition to
the main speaker, short addresses
will be given by Chancellor Hunter
and President Boyer.
Trend of Pacifistic Thought
During Last 20 Years Told
By Dean Morris, Dr. Moore
Opinions in regard to peace problems and the trend of pacifistic
thought of the present day world were brought out in interviews yes
terday with Dean Victor P. Morris of the business administration
| school and Dr. E. If. Moore of the sociology department.
Dean Morris said that sentiment in favor of world peace and a deter
mination to do hard thinking and planning is stronger today than it
was before the world war because of the lesson this disaster has taught
the nations of the world during
the last twenty years.
Pacifism Becomes Militant
Mr. Moore agreed with this
statement but believes that paci
fism during the past 20 years has
become more militant. Formerly,
he pointed out, pacifism was an in
tellectual, academic question, ra
ther than an organized movement
relying upon enthusiasm. He
showed how the nation-wide stu
dent strike against war was a
typical example of the modern
militant type of pacifism.
Both professors agreed that paci
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3 Students to Represent
Oregon at Science Meet
Thurston Skei, Gordon W. Link,
and Donald Hunter will attend the
fifth annual ‘'Willamette Valley
Students Scientific Conference” at
Portland, April 24, representing
the University. The conference will
be held at St. Helens Hall with
Miss Alberta Vaillencourt of Port
land, as general chairman.
Papers to be presented by the
three students are: “Current De
velopments in Radio Activity" to
be given by Skei; "Physical Pro
perties of Stars" by Link; and
“Sound Motion Pictures” by
Art Gallery Shows
Dixon’s Paintings
A collection of 29 paintings by
Maynard Dixon, Western artist, is
being shown in the art gallery.
The set, which includes several
prize winning canvasses, is being
displayed throughout the Pacific
Northwest and is soon to be re
turned to Dixon in San Francisco.
“Deer Haven,” “Land Westward,”
“Moonlight over Zion,” and “Nov
ember in Nevada” are examples
of Dixon’s distinctive style of de
corative interpretation. One of
Dixpn’s most notable works is a
painting for the California state
capitol at Sacramento.
Most of the artist’s canvasses
have depicted desert scenes and
Indian life in the Southwest, but
recently he did a series on the
maritime strike in San Francisco.
Prices on the pictures, which are
for sale, range from $30 to $1500.
Miss Ailene Carroll and La
Grand Houghton were mairied in
Portland on April 18. Mr. Hough
ton is a member of Phi Delta
Theta fraternity.
Talks on Youth
Close Two-Day
PEA Meeting
‘Lost Generation' After
Depression Gives Rise
To Diffienlties, Says
Child Educator
Concluding: with an afternoon
general session at which Dr. Ralph
Tyler, chairman of the evaluations
committee of the Progressive
Education association, spoke on
"Significant Developments in Cur
riculum Experiments in Secondary
Schools,” the two-day conference
of the northwest section of the
association ended yesterday.
Most significant of the problems
of modern educators to be present
ed at the conference was that of
the effect of the depression of
vouth. according to Dr. Caroline
Zachry, chairman of the commit
tee on the study of adolescents.
Society Molds Youth
"The depression has left in its
wake a 'lost generation’ of youth
in even sorrier straits than after
the world war,” she told a 9 a.m.
sectional meeting. “The problem
of adolescent youth as a result of
the depression is exactly opposite
from what it was after the war.
Society, in accordance with its
needs, decides what role youth is
to play.”
sne pointed out mat a program
flexible enough to cover individual
cases of meeting life should be
started in all schools.
Dr. Tyler, in his morning sec
tional meeting, pointed out that
observation by the teachers and
use of questionnaires are two sub
stitutes for examinations to deter
mine the development of a child.
This talk was an enlargement on
yesterday’s talks about the elim
ination of examinations as one
phase of progressive education.
Individual Attention Stressed
Dr. Carson Ryan, president of
the association, stated that educa
tion is more a problem of indi
vidual attention than general j
standardized courses. He enlarged
on this idea, one of the foremost
aims of progressive education, in j
a 9 a.m. sectional meeting in which
Dr. George Frazier also spoke on \
“Initiating a P. E. Program.” Dr.
Frazier advanced the theory that
progressive education is a way of
living, rather than an “administra
tive device.”
At the 10:30 a.m. sectional meet
ings, Dr. Daniel Precott, profes
sor of mental hygiene at Rutgers,
stated that the behavior of child
ren is motivated by attitudes and
personality needs, and not instinct
or inheritance, as is commonly be
Emphasizing the point that
movements for world peace and
tolerance should be practically
taught in primary and secondary
grades of public schools, Dr. Rach
el DuBois, of the association's com
mittee of international relations,
stated that, “It should be the duty
of every classroom to work direct
ly on the students to lessen the
tensions between racial groups.”
Music Honorary
To Give Musicale
At Gerlinger Hall
Tau Delta Delta, local women’s
music honorary, will present a
musicale tea in the alumni room of
Gerlinger at 4 o’clock May 2, it
was announced yesterday by Janr>
Hall, general chairman.
A quintet composed of Dorothy
Gore, Rachael Koken, violins; Madge
Conoway, Jane Hall, cellos; and
Martha Heunigan, viola, will be
featured on the program.
Jacqueline Wong will give piano
selections, and a clarinet duet will
be given by Charlotte Plummer
and Phoebe Breyman.
Short Silk Dresses,
Suits are Appropriate
Dress for Frosh Glee
Short silk dresses for the
women and suits for the men
will be the appropriate dress for
those attending the Frosh Glee,
Friday night, Isabelle Miller,
campus etiquette chairman,
stated last night.
Men are not to send corsages
as the type of dress indicates,
stated Miss Miller.
Proportional Representation ^
Voted by Executive Council;
Coalition Break-Up Sighted
Politicians Express Mild Approval But
Fear Coalition Break-up; ‘Eligihles?
List Reduced
(Emerald News Editor)
Campus politicians, meeting- last night to reduce the list of
possible candidates for the coming ASUO elections, expressed
mild approval of the newly-adopted ASUO executive committee
plan for proportional representation, but sighted the possibil
ity of a break-UD appearing in the ranks of the “unite the
campus’’ coalition set-un.
Fear was expressed that because the election reform prevents
a nominee from running for a specific office in the executive
committee, individual houses would
rally forces around candidates
from their own houses.
Theoretically, the new system
places all nominees up for student
body president. In selecting' one
group of nominees the coalition
group is now faced with the possi
bility of the theory becoming real
ity, with all candidates they have
selected organizing forces to push
election to student body president.
Each Man a Party
Instead of a united coalition
group, the politicians who have
worked for two months to establish
a single ticket ballot are now faced
with possibility of having a separ
ate party for each nominee they
select. Taking into consideration
the desire most living organiza
tions have for a student body of
ficer in the house, the possibility
shows a chance of beconiing ef
fective unless a gentlemen’s agree
ment is reached.
Politicians Express Views
Politicians questioned last night
expressed varied opinions on the
newly-adopted measure.
"I can't see that it makes any
change in the system, although it
prepares for the future. I don’t be
lieve the campus in general will
comprehend it,” Charles Irwin,
ATO representative at the meeting
“What I hope it doesn't do is to
throw campus politics back as it
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Students to Stage
Walkout Over
New Regulations
A mass walkout of the entire
student body of 2200 is threat- j
ened in the Boise high school as
students protest attempts of
school officials to regulate their
private as well as school lives.
A pact is being circulated, and
more than r>00 have already
signed it. Jack Robertson, sen
ior, leader of the group, stated
confidently that every student
was expected to join the strike.
The list of protestors is grow
ing hourly, he said. ,
Spencer Will Contribute
To 5th Law Publication
Dr. Carleton E. Spencer, profes
sor of law, has contributed a chap
ter to the Fifth Yearbook of School
Law, annual law publication, in
which he discusses and summar
izes cases which have . during the
past year involved private schools, j
colleges, and all types of educa
tional trusts.
Dr. Spencer contributed a chap- ’
ter to the third yearbook two years
ago, and has been asked to again
contribute in 1938.
‘Dognapper’Y turri Will
Defend Himself Tonight
Mr. Tony Yturri of the law school might he called a "hit, pick-up,
and run" driver. He might be called a “dognapper”. He might, in fact,
be called any one of a number of things at tonight’s Moot Court trial
in the circuit court room of the Lane county court house.
The purported facts of the case upon which Hizzoner Hollis will
render a decision are: Mr. Yturri, while driving an automobile in an
easterly direction on 15th avenue in the City of Eugene, between
Kincaid and Alder streets, on
March 7, 1937, traveling at an ap
proximate speed of 30 miles an
hour, ran over Mr. Hale Thomp
son’s dog, a very valuable canine
! and one which Mr. Thompson was
quite fond of.
' Mr. Yturri himself, it would ap
: pear, took an immediate liking to
the dog. For, upon making contact
with the canine, he quickly stopped
his car, picked up the wounded
animal, deposited.same in his car.
and drove home.
The dog died eight days later.
Now the grieved and much be
reaved Mr. Thompson has retained
Messrs. Edward McKeon and Ron
Rew, attorneys at law, and his in
structed them to bring action
against Mr. Yturri if, in their opin
ion, such action can be successfully
maintained. Messrs. Chester An
derson and William Martin are
counsel for the defendant.
Others taking part in tftnight’s
trial are: Mr. Arvin Robb, bailiff
notary; Mr. Robert Miller, clerk;
Mr. Harry McCall, reporter-sheriff.
Messrs. Herb Skalet, Hale Thomp
son, and Tom Tongue are witnesses
for the plaintiff and Messrs. Orval |
Thompson, Keith Wilson, and Tony
Yturri will take the stand for the
This will be the second of a ser
ies of six moot court trials to be
held at 7:30 each Thursday night
by third year law students in trial
practice. The public is invited.
Warren D. Smith
Receives Offer
Dr. Warren D. Smith, of the
geology department of the Univer
sity of Oregon, has recently receiv
ed an offer from the Adamson
School of Industrial Chemistry and
Engineering to become a professor
in the mining engineering depart
ment. The school is a private insti
tution located in the Philippine
The school year starts June 21,
1937, and because of the fact that
he is committed to certain other
work during the summer, he can
not accept. One year from now,
when Dr. Smith’s leave is due, he
may go over for only one year, if
he is not otherwise employed.
Dr. Smith’s particular purpose in
going to the islands would be to
revise his book, "Geology and Min
eral Resources of the Philippine
Islands," which was published in
1925. Dr. Smith was in charge of
government geological work in the
Philippine Islands for many years.
Members of the Emerald staff
will meet in 104 Journalism tonight
at 7:30 to discuss plans for the
annual Emerald picnic and ban
Ballot Value Increased
Vour fold in \(>ic Plan;
‘Straight Tickets' Out
VOTERS will murk their ballots
expressing their seleetions for
first, second, third, and fourth
choices—increasing the value of
the ballot four times.
tually he eliminated because it
is mathematically impossible
that “straight tickets" will he
elected to
POSITIONS on the student exe
cutive committee. Of the final
four elected the one receiving
the highest number of first
choices will become president,
the second highest will lie first
Vice-president, and so on.
fc.und that this system stimu
lates interest in student affairs
and bring out the most capable
leaders to take active part in
student life.
5U0Students Will
Go to Conference
Five University of Oregon stu
dents interested in oriental affairs
and problems will be chosen as
delegates to the fourth annual Am
erican-Japan conference, to be held
at Stanford university, August 1 to
8. Delegates will be selected by a
faculty board, and applications
must be filed by May 1.
These conferences were begun to
strengthen relations between Am
erican and Japanese students in
1934, when, at the invitation of a
group of Japanese students, a dele
gation of three American students
went to Totcyo. In 193f>, the con
ference was held at Reed college in
Portland. In 1936, an American
delegation went to Japan.
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Buys New Books
Beys New Books
About Chinese Art
“The Manchu Lady,” by Eliza
beth Keith has just been purchased
by the museum library and is now
on exhibition. This book shows the
steps in printing blorkprints, which
are now on display on the mezza
nine library. Colored pictures illus
trate the steps along with the de
tailed description in the text.
Other new books recently pur
chased by the library are “China
Magnificent,” by Dagny Carter,
which tells of the history of 5000
years of Chinese art; "Chinese
throughout the Ages,” by Stanley
Charles Nott; “Jade Lore,” by Go
ette; and "Romance of Chinese
Art,” a de luxe edition of the En
cyclopedia Brittanica.
Witness Threatened
Mrs. Agnes T. O’Brien, Los
Angeles, was Instrumental recent
ly in the arrest of two state boari
of equalization employes in the lot
est California liquor shakeup. Shi
was receiving threatening tele
: phone calls, she told police.
Sweeping Measure Cuts
Out ‘Gravy’ in Student
Government; Ballots
To Show Choices
Minority Has Voice
Elected Candidates True
Representatives, Says
Barney Hall
ASUO officers, up for election
May 6, will be selected by propor
tional representation operating un
der a preferential voting system
as I be result of a meeting of an
ASUO executive committee yester
day where unanimous approval was
stamped on the reform movement.
The plan is the second sweeping
measure adopted by the group in
an effort to eliminate "political
gravy” in student government. The
reform was proposed to comple
ment ft recently-adopted by-law
which took major student body ap
pointments out of the hands of the
student body president and vested
tlie selections in the executive com
Hall Heads Committee
Under the new plan, submitted
by a self-appointed committee
headed by Barney Hull, candidates
will not he nominated for specific
office. Nominees will run for of
fices in the executive committee in
general, and positions they receive
will be an expression of the elec
torates’ choice.
Mathematically, the election re
form will insure minority groups
I of a representative on the ASUO
executive committee. Under the
old voting system two contenders
headed party line-ups for the of
fice of student body president, both
men were considered capable for
the positions but because of the
“majority rules” voting system one
man was eliminated. Barney Hall,
creator of the plan said last night.
The voice of both parties will be
insured in the government instead
of only the winning voice as for
merly, he pointed out.
Plan Explained
A simplified explanation of
the plan is ((noted in the editor
ial columns of today’s paper
from Crawford’s “Readings in
American Government.”
At the executive committee
meeting, members discussed the
measure after reading the con
tents of the eight-page proposal
twice. A unanimous vote placed
the measure in the ASUO by-laws
as an amendment to the former
voting system.
The proposal was the result of
a study made by a student com
mittee made up of Barney Hall,
Bill Pease, executive committee
member, Gayle Buchanan, AWS
president, and Fred Colvig, Em
erald editor.
Men's Writing Group
Announces Pledges
Ye Tabard Inn, men's waiting
honorary, announces the pledging
of Harry Proudfoot, Freed Bales,
Moritz T h o m s e n, and Wendell
Brooks. The pledges, who will be
initiated Tuesday, will wear green
and white sack-cloth blouses to
their Tuesday classes as part of
their initiation ceremony. Ye Tab
ard Inn is affiliated with Sigma
Upsilon, national men's writing
Oregana Staff Positions
Will Be Named Tuesday
Twenty-five students interested
i in Oregana positions for the 1938
yearbook attended the special
meeting called yesterday afternoon
by Wayne Harbert, 1938 editor.
Preferences for staff positions
; were turned in, stated Harbert, and
| these will be announced in the Em
i eruld next Tuesday morning. If any
other students wish to turn in their
preferences they are requested to
see Harbert.