Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 20, 1937, Image 1

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Wehfoot ISitip Keeps
League Leadership,
Wallops Idaho I d-t
fir.1! \ .. ■
Passing Show
Compromise Seen
27,000 Steel t otes
‘We’ 10 Years Ago
Fighting Ex-King
Court Muddle Clears
In what appeared to be a clear
ing of the supreme court reform
muddle, representatives of both
opposition and support yesterday
seemed sure that a compromise
would be the solution, despite the
president's definite statements to
the contrary.
Illinois’ Senator Lewis added his
bit to the situation by announcing
that he -was "sure” two more
judges had told FDR that they
would resign. Speculation on the
Van Devanter successor still was
high, New Dealer Senator Joseph
Robinson of Arkansas being men
tioned conspicuously as the possi
ble man.
Action of senate blocs was con
stituted in wary political moves by
each side in an attempt to push
something definite through. Al
most everybody was either keep
ing an open mind, or a silent mouth
on the question.
More Power for CIO?
John Lewis’ CIO attempted to
continue its Gargantuan growth
yesterday in a vote of 27,000 em
ployees of the Jones and Laugh
lin steel corporation held to decide
whether or not the mammoth la
bor organization would be repre
sentative of all the workers of this
plant. A victory for the CIO will
strengthen its hold on the steel
industries won in the recent walk
outs of hundreds of thousands of
Other major labor movements
were in Michigan where UAWA
members walked out 95,000 strong,
only to be ordered back by their
chief, Wyndham Mortimer, pend
ing negotiations. Minor strikes
continued unabated.
No Commemoration
Ten years ago today a slim
youth and a silver monoplane be
came famous as "WE" who made
the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
Today, Charles Lindbergh failed to
see any reason to commemorate
his epoch-making flight.
Reticent and uncommunicative,
the Colonel lives in his peaceful
English country home, makes se
cret biological experiments, and
works in his garden. All he had to
say about the momentous occasion
was: “I did it. Why should I cele
brate it?”
Freedom for Royalty
Edward VII, who peacefully ab
dicated a little over six months
ago the greatest throne of the
world for the woman he loved, to
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Students Fined
3 Bucks Every
Hour Flunked
Three dollars for every hour
flunked is no joke at the University
of Oklahoma. In the last spring
semester, students failed in almost
4500 hours, which would have
brought in an income of $1^500.
The main purpose is to stimulate
students to bring up their grades,
but the money comes in very handy
also, being used to pay for the
overload work for instructors
which is the work of the school
putting the student twice through
the same course. Using this meth
od the state wouldn't have to pay
twice because the student failed.
Prerequisites Listed
A professor of public speaking
at the University of California
lists the following prerequisites for
a professor's wife: the ability to
love, honor, obey, typewrite and
Advice to Snoozers
To snooze or not to snooze is
the questioned answered recently
by an instructor on the University
of Idaho campus. According to
him, there are two attitudes a
student can adopt in a classroom.
He can either be wide awake or
sleep soundly.
If a student feels that the class
has nothing to offer him, the in
telligent thing to do is to sleep
Don't try to keep awake if you
must sleep as such agony is wear
ing on the nervous system.
If the class won't profit intel
lectually, it might as well profit
physically and the student will be
able to leave the room feeling that
he has accomplished something a!
least in the way of repairing tis
sues and in repairing for the night
Annual Prep
Cinder Meet
Opens Friday
57 Schools to Send 240
Men to Annual Event;
Grant, Bend Favored;
3 Defenders Return
Approximately 2-10 of the out
standing high school track and
field performers from 57 schools
throughout the state will gather on
the campus tomorrow morning and
afternoon for the start of the elev
enth annual interscholastic cham
pionships, which begins tomorrow
at 1:30 o'clock on Hayward field
with qualifying heats in all events
except the mile run.
All visiting athletes will be quar
tered at living organizations on the
campus, according to Anse Cor
nell, meet director, who has also
lined up a corps of trainers to
handle the young contestants.
Grant, Bend Favored
Grant high school of Portland,
winner of the District 8 qualifying
meet, and Bend high, considered
the outstanding team of the up
state entries, are favored to lead in
the chase for team honors which
was won last year by Benson Tech
of Portland.
Three defending titlists are listed
to return and defend their laurels
against a field which is considered
one of the strongest in years. The
1936 winners back for another
year are Bob Hendershott of Bend,
pole vaidt; Klienfeldt, also of Bend,
mile run, and big Bill Blackledge,
husky Corvallis high school weight
man who will defend his crown in
both the shot put and discus.
New state marks are anticipated,
one record already having been
smashed in the qualifying meets.
Francis Schultz, versatile Forest
Grove star, and cousin to Gilbert
Schultz, ex-student body president,
leaped 23 feet 2 inches to better
the meet mark of 22 feet 6J/2 inches
held by Burdette of Sandy high. **
Performance in the mile run and
high hurdles listed earlier in the
week as a record-smashing were
discounted yesterday after a
thorough check by officials. The
:14.6 high stick time turned in by
Loving, Hood River, was found to
have been run over a 110-yard
course instead of the official 120
yard distance. The almost unbe
lievable time of 4:22.3 sent in by
Briggs of Mac-His in the mile run
was found out to be a telegraphic
transmission error with the cor
rect time being 4 :42.3.
Cutler to Be Referee
Owing to the absence of Bill
Hayward, veteran Oregon and
Olympic track coach and usual di
rector, who will be at the northern
division track championships at
Seattle, the meet will be refereed
by Russ Cutler, instructor in the
school of physical education.
Walter Hummel, Eugene, will be
starter, with majors in the school
of physical education and members
of the Webfoot track squad as
Geology Department to
Show Petroleum Movie
Animated diagrams and actual
scenes taken in the production of
petroleum will be shown Thursday
to all students on the campus who
are interested in the subject, War
ren D. Smith, head of the geology
and geography departments, said
The pictures were loaned by the
Union Oil company of California to
the geology department include a
review of historic geology especial
ly connected with the development
of petroleum.
The first showing will be at 4
o’clock and second will be held at
8 o’clock Thursday in 101 Condon.
Admission is free to both perform
Barbara Espy Heads
YW Sophomore Girls
As the result of the reballoting
of freshman girls Monday, Bar
bara Espy. Portland, will head the
YWCA sophomore commission next
year. Peggy Robbins, Newton
Centre, Mass., the only officer to
be elected in the first ballot, won
the vice-presidency.1 Other offij
cers elected were Lucille Stevens,
Portland, Secretary, and Anna Ma
] rie Huffaker, Eugene, treasurer.
Dr. Boyer Gives Approval
To Welcoming Committee
Plan Suggested by Gilbert
President Doubts Chances of Getting
Additional Funds to Pay Full Time
Secretary to Head Group
The proposed “welcoming committee” to “sell the University” to
visitors on the campus by planning better programs and entertainment
for these visitors when here may become a reality in the very near
future, having: met with the approval of President C. Valentine Boyer.
Ur. Boyer said last night he would consider the matter of appointing
a committee at his earliest opportunity. He is meeting with Dean
Onthank and Dean Gilbert today to discuss the proposed committee.
Annual Tea to Be
In Browsing Room
Mrs. Churchill Will Speak
On Literature Sources
Of Northwest
The browsing room of the new
library will be the scene of an an
nual silver tea, given for the bene
fit of the Pauline Potter Homer
collection of beautiful books, which
wil be held from 3-5 p.m. Friday,
May 28. The tea is sponsored by
the local chapter of the American
Association of University Women,
the Association of University of
Oregon Woman, and the library
In the past, it has been the cus
tom to have a speaker talk on new
books and to feature a display of
books in one particular field. This
year, because it is pageant year,
Mrs. Claire W. Churchill, American
Guide for Oregon and the Histor
ical Records survey representative,
will speak on new sources of north
west literature, putting particular
emphasis upon historic towns of
Oregon, many of which have en
tirely disappeared.
Mrs. Churchill is well qualified to
speak upon such a subject. She
has been associated with Dean
Powers of Portland who is head of
the Oregon historical records sur
vey. This survey is being con
ducted by the Works Progress ad
ministration throughout every
state in an effort to uncover his
torical records that have disappear
ed or that have not yet been found.
A display of old diaries, manu
scripts, books, and other articles
belonging to the pioneer period will
i be shown in addition to the display
of the latest additions to the Homer
collection. It is hoped that several
pioneers will be present at the tea
so that there will be a “give and
take” of information during the
. afternoon.
"The e is unquestionably a need
for presenting- the University in
a more favorable light than it has
been to visiting groups," Dr. Boyer
said. "Something should be done
to meet this need. This plan (Dean
Gilbert's proposal) is one sugges
tion and unless something still
more nffertive can be suggested I
favor it. We can give it a try.”
DO Has Suffered
The president said it was per
fectly true that the University had
suffered from the lack of such an
organization in the past and that
Dean Gilbert’s proposal might be
a happy solution.
At the same time, he pointed out
the improbability of getting ap
proval from the chancellor's office
for any expansion in University
personnel at this time, as called
for in the proposal, which asks
that one salaried man head the
committee with an office on the
campus. The committee, as pro
posed, would be made up of ten
students, two faculty members, and
the chaitman, an Oregon alumnus
living in Eugene.
— One of the difficulties in the
past, according to Dr. Boyer, has
been in not always knowing in ad
vance when an important person
was to be on the campus. As a
result, either last minute arrange
ments or none at all have been
made for the visitor’s entertain
ment and the visitor has not al
ways received a very good im
pression of the University.
The president believes a com
mittee that would get events lined
up in advance, that knew when
different groups were conferring
and prominent people visiting on
the campus, and that would plan
active programs and entertain
ment for these visitors, would un
doubtedly make better receptions
possible and so give visitors better
impressions of the University.
Onthank Also Approves
Karl D. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel, also favors the formation
of some such "welcoming commit
teee.” He does not believe a full
salaried man as chairman abso
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Silliness Predominates
At Amphibian’s College
Everyone was silghtly silly last night in the pool at Gerliriger hall
when the Amphibians and the varsity swimmers put on their annual
show. This year the coronation idea was carried out from the abdica
tion of King Edward to the coronation of King George.
Even though goofyness was the key word, there were more or less
serious drills, formations, and exhibitions by different groups. The
Wilbert E. Moore
Passes Sociology
MA Examination
Granted the second recommend
ation for honors to be given in his
department, Wilbert E. Moore,
graduate student in sociology,
passed his final examination for
his master’s degree taken May 17.
Dr. Samuel Jameson announced.
Mr. Moore, graduate assistant in
background of social science, wrote
his thesis on “Current Sociologi
cal Theories in Argentina.” This
topic was elected by him at the
suggestion of his major adviser
because of his ability to read
Spanish and French fluently.
His recommendation for honors
came through his contributions to
sociological literature, Dr. Jame
son said.
The only other recipient of an
honors degree in this department
was Paul,Foreman, who wrote his
thesis on "The State Care o§ Male
Delinquents in Oregon.
Mr. Moore, who majored in lan
guages when taking undergradu
ate work, has received a fellow
ship to Harvard university for next
year to carry out his work in the
sociological field.
whole show was put on in the
The abdication of King Edward
was a fine example of the possi
bilities that a swimming pool af
fords for the presentation of dra
ma. The restless worrying of the
king, and his decision to abdicate
were skillfully presented with
stage hands hidden behind win
dows with ropes to assist in the ac
tual abdication.
One of the acts was given with
the Amphibians each with flash
lights on their hands, swimming
with house lights dimmed.
Bob Chilton and Bert Myers af
ter being presented to the court,
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Smith Will Examine
Deposits of Chromites
Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
the geology department, is plan
ning to spend the month of June
in southern Oregon and northern
California where he will examine
chromite deposits for a large east
ern steel concern.
He has made no definite plans
for the remainder of the summer,
though he plans to return to Eu
gene wnere he will do writing and
research work.
Weekend Plans
Are Completed
Program Opuns Fritlay
Afternoon Willi Tea;
Reunions, Graduation
Fill Tliree Days
Final arrangements are being
made for the entire Commence
ment weekend, May 28 to 31, ac
cording to James H. Gilbert, dean
of the college of social science and
chairman of the event this year.
Plans have been completed to en
tertain alumni groups, hold the
special class reunions, and present
degrees to more than five hundred
graduating seniors and advanced
The commencement program will
officially open Friday, May 28,
with the benefit tea in the library
from 3 to 5 o'clock, for the Paul
ine Potter Homer collection of
browsing room books. Annual
senior orations will be held that
evening at the Failing and Beck
man contests in the music audi
torium at 8 p. m. Prizes of $150
and $100 will be awarded winners
of the contests.
Women to Breakfast
Senior women will attend the
annual breakfast meeting of the
State Association of University
Women, to be held at 8:30 at the
Osburn hotel. At 10:30, the Uni
versity alumni will hold their
semi-annual meeting at the Guild
theater, presided over by Vice
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Phi Delta Kappa
To Hold Initiation
State Educators, Students
And Faculty Members to
Be Honored
Eight students and members of
the faculty will be initiated into
Phi Delta Kappa, national educa
tion fraternity, at the society’s an
nal banquet May 22, it was an
nounced today.
Those selected from the campus
include Charles D. Byrne, secretary
of the state board of higher educa
tion, assistant to the chancellor,
and director of information; Rolla
S. Goold, Eugene graduate student
in education; Cecil Davis, William
Harcombe, Vernon Sprague, Ken
neth Miller, Irving Elle, and Rich
ard Mayfield.
At the same time seven promi
nent educators of the state, six of
whom are from Portland, will be
initiated as “field members.” The
men were all chosen because of
achievements in education.
The Phi Delta Kappa chapters
of Oregon State and of Portland
will join the Eugene group at the
session. Speakers will be headed
by Dr. Karl Oedekoven, an ex
change student from Germany; Dr.
Dexter M. Keezer; Dr. John F.
Bovard, dean of the school of
physical education, and S. Steven
son Smith, professor of English.
Polyphonic Choir
To Give Oratorio
A group of 133 voices, harmon
iously blended together in the
University of Oregon Polyphonic
choir directed by Paul Petri, pro
fessor of music, will give the fam
ous and popular oratorio, “The
Creation," in the music auditor
ium at 8 p.m. Friday night.
“The Creation,” written in 1798
by Joseph Haydn, and containing
some of the most beautiful chor
uses and solos ever written, still
evokes the same appreciation as
it did when it was the toast of mu
sical Europe.
One of the most famous chor
uses of all time, the well-known
“The Heavens Are Telling,” is in
cluded in the oratorio. Several
beautifu solos will also be sung
Friday night’s soloists will be Mrs
L. J. Murdock, soprano; Henold
de la Marc, tenor; Louis Crow
bass; ana William Sutherland,
The choir will be accompanied
by Phyllis Schatz, with Mrs. Cora
Moore Frey at the organ.
The public is invited to attend
the concert.
Pennant-Driving Ducks
Keep on Top of League
With Win Over Idaho
Phi Beta Kappa
Host to Sigma Xi
New Members Are Initiated
At Annual Joint Dinner
Of Honor Soeielies
Last night in tlie sun room at
Gerlinger hall, Phi Bet;f Kappa
played host to Sigma Xi in the
fourteenth annual joint dinner. The
dinner followed the initiation of
these two societies and was pre
sided over by Miss Mary Hallowed
Dressed in dinner jackets and
dinner dresses the guests were en
tertained by the Phi Bete trio. Dr.
Dan E. Clark welcomed the in
itiates to the organization and
asked each member to rise and let
it be known to the world what they
were and what they stood for.
Minoru Yasui answered for the
Dr. Warren D. Smith, president
of Sigma Xi, welcomed the initiates
of his society anrj Charles Allen
Reed Jr. answered for his group.
Dr. Bruce Richard Baxter, presi
dent of Willamette university, gave
a talk on Thomas Masaryk, for
mer president of Czechoslovakia,
who, he said, is considered by Emil
Ludwig, noted biographer, to be
the greatest living man.
Picnic Saturday
Yeoman and Orides will hbld
their la3l social event of the year
in the form of an independent pic
nic at Swimmers' Delight Satur
day, May 22, it was announced yes
terday by Robert Winestone and
Hazel Lewis, co-chairmen.
Plenty of transportation will be
provided for everyone, sail the
chairmen, as well as dancing, boat
ing, swimming, and softball when
the picnic grounds are reached.
However, members must present
tickets which may be secured at
the YM hut.
Yeomen and Orides will meet at
12:45 at *he campus YMCA Satur
day. All transportation and food
are free Eleven-forty-five late
permission has been granted the
group from the dean of women’s
Gale Smith Slams Out Two Homers;
Hardy Goes Route, Whiffs Thirteen
To (rive Wehfoots 134 Victory
Northern Division Standings
Washington State
Oregon State
W L Pet.
9 2 .818
10 4 .714
5 4 .556
4 9 .308
2 11 .154
Oregon’s pennant-mad baseball team clubbed its way noarer
the coveted northern division gonfalon by downing the lowly
Idaho Vandals at Moscow yesterday, 1 3to 4.
Coach Howard Hobson's traveling Ducks chalked up their
Women s Wiles
Exposed by Ad
Results in Paper
I thought that idea about ad
vertising in the Emerald for a
date to the mortar hoard ball
was pretty good. Naturally
“I wanna go to the ball" too,
and at lunch yesterday when a
salesman camo around I was
pretty excited and started feel
ing around for a nickel.
Just then Bud Helgren grabbed
my ai m and looking a little pale
whispered in my ear, "don't do
it, kid. It's bad enough the way
it is, but don’t let ’em know.
Last time a gal asked me out,
she spent all evening telling me
how embarrassed she was and
how she hoped I didn't think she
was chasing me. After saying
all that, she had to act a little
carefree, and I couldn’t get any
place with her.”
Joe McPhee was sitting on the
other side of me, and naturally
he had something to say. "The
whole thing's a frame-up," he
said'. "They ask you out, and
then they forget to buy the tick
ets, corsages, and the other lit
tle items. If you get out of it
for less than five bucks you're
I didn't have a nickel anyway,
but it did no good at all. Right
after lunch the gal called up.”
"I feel so embarrassed,” she
said, “I just know you’ll think
I'm ch-fjing you."
Mental Hygiene Course
Added to Curriculum
After much agitation on the part of those interested in the estab
lishment of a course in mental hygiene, it has been decided to offer
such a course next year in the University of Oregon through the
psychology department.
According to Dr. Howard R. Taylor head of the psychology depart
ment such a course is designed “to give freshmen an opportunity to
understand their personality adjustment problems and essentials of
mental health.
The purpose of the course Is to
seek the source and find remedies
for problems, such as excessive
hashfulness or fits of depression,
by which entering freshmen as well
as other students are often handi
The course will be given as part
of elementary psychology, which at
present is open only to sophomores.
As it is, it is a three term, 9 houi
subject and based on a text where
students learn the fundamentals of
Beginning in the fall term the
course will be so arranged that
freshmen may take the mental hy
giene course their first term. It
tbev wish they may continue wit)
the elementary course. Sophomores
may take the elementary course
for two terms and if they choose
continue in the spring with the
mental hygiene section.
In the new course the study will
be based on individual require
ments of the student, his problems
and remedies. It will be a practical
yet sound discussion of the devel
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Win $5 in Jewett
Speeeli Contest
The $5 award in the W. F. Jew
ett parliamentary procedure con
test held Tuesday afternoon was
won by team two of which Eugene
Truby, sophomore in business ad
I ministration, was chairman.
The three teams were made up
of students in the class of John L.
Casteel, director of the speech di
vision. Each group was given the
floor for 12 minutes and was
judged on their knowledge of par
liamentary procedure, skill in
handling the business that was con
Hdered and manner in which they
conducted the meeting.
Judges were D. E. Hargis, in
structor in speech; Clyde Anger
man, Bertrand C. Adams, Harold
S. Strawn, and William E. Lauder
back, former students in parlia
mentary procedure.
fifth consecutive game in six days
of the present road trip by pound
ing three Idaho hurlers for 16 base
hits. Six errors contributed to tho
downfall of Forrest Twogood’s
down-trodden outfit.
Need Two Wins
The Webfoots now need only two
wins in their last three regularly
scheduled games against Idaho and
Oregon State to capture the cham
pionship. Today’s game at Mos
cow will wind up Oregon’s present
Inland Empire trip, and unless two
previously cancelled games against
Washington are played, a pair
against Oregon's State’s fourth
place Orangemen ends the season.
In yesterday’s loose contest the
score was tied at 4-all at the end
of the fourth inning after Idaho
had completed a short rally. Gale
Smith, Duck first sacker, clouted
two home runs to spark Oregon's
batting attack. Smith knocked one
in the sixth, and added his second
blow in the ninth with two mates
on base.
Hardy Goes Route
Bob Hardy, Oregon’s southpaw
chucker, went the route, whiffing
13 Idaho stickers. Oregon pounced
upon Earl Gregory, starting Van
dal pitcher, for four runs in the
opening inning, and continued the
assault after a.brief let-down by
trotting five tallies over the plate
in the eighth frame. The Ducks
added three more in the ninth.
Bill Kramer, Idaho first base
man, and Catcher Baldwin paced
the Vandal hitting attack which
netted but two runs in the first and
a pair in the third. Kramer and
Baldwin were the only Idaho stick
ers to touch Hardy.
Oregon . 13 16 1
Idaho. 4 6 6
Oregon . 400 001 053—13
Idaho. 202 000 000 -6
Batteries: Hardy and McLean;
Gregory, Hansen, Knap, and Bald
“White Coat” isn’t
enough. If it isn’t Palm
Beach there is something
87S Willamette