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PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
LcRov Mattingly, editor Walter R. Vernstrom, manager
Lloyd Tupling, managing editor
Wm. F. Lubersky, ass t business manager
Associate editors: Clair Johnson, Virginia Endicott._
UPPER NEWS STAFF
John Pink, Elbert Hawkins,
Bernadine Bowman, exchange
Paul Deutschmann, assistant
Gladys Battleson, society
'ttiil Wank, radio editor.
Edwin Robbins, art editor.
Clare Igoc, women’s page
Jean Weber, morgue director
Chief Night Editors;
Martha Stewart, feature editor.
Copy editors: Jean Kendall, Kita l.ee Powell, Katherine .Moriow,
Jack Townsend, Warren Waldorf, William Robinson, (lladys
ilattleson, Mary Kay Booth, Dave Cox, Alice Nelson, Carry
Reporters: Myra Hulser, Kita Wright, Irvin Mann, Bill Pcngra,
Wen Brooks, Dick Litfin, Boh Kitter, Kathryn Morrow, Louise
Aiken, Louise Sheppard, Alary Failing, Margaret Rankin,
Alyce Rogers, Laura Bryant, Marolyn Dudley, Parr Aphn,
Maxine Glad. Catherine Taylor. Kenneth Kirtley, Betty Jane
Thompson, Warren Waldorf, Lew Evans, Hubard Kuokka,
Peggy Robbins, Gertrude Carter, Margaret Ray, Stan Hobson,
Sports staff: Bill Norene. Larry Quinlin. Chuck Van Scoyoc,
Morris Henderson, Russ Iseli, Jimmie Leonard, Lucille
Assistant managing editor Day editor :
Bob Emerson Lillian Warn
Right editors Lew Evans
A Great Responsibility
C PON'l'ANEOUS r e a c t i o n s to President
Boyer’s complete reorganization of the
administration of student activities spreads
from complete accord, on one hand, to startled
disapproval, on the other.
Some see in the abolition of the fou’r
advisory councils a move to take all authority
away from experts in various fields. They
view with alarm any tendency to centralize
authority on so many varied subjects in one
Others, however, cite Hie inefficiency of
the widely spread out advisory boards, and
contend that elimination of them will provide
for a smoother working, more efficient sys
tem of administration. They believe that the
addition of student members on Hie two
boards will provide the necessary balance.
* # #
JN an unbiased view ol 1 lie change, it; must
be admitted that greater efficiency will
probably result. The tear of the alarmists is
that this increased power, although perhaps
handled more efficiently, will not be handled
as wisely. There is some justification for this
However, the promise of the board to call
in experts, the provision for the regular at
tendance of the educational activities man
ager, the University business manager, and
the Emerald editor, and the inclusion of a
representative from the journalism school
during spring term, appears to be a sincere
move on the part of the administration to
provide expert advice.
* # #
ACTUAL determination of how well the
new setup ivill function, of whether un
just powers will be. usurped, or of whether a
wisely-handled, better efficiency will result,
cannot be made now. A year’s program under
the reorganized boards will have to provide
During this year much will depend upon
the board members. Upon the wide and just
use of their greatly increased power rests the
success of the student body activity program.
A great responsibility is in their hands. It is
to be expected that they will respect this trust,
and continue to act. in the best interests of
the ASI'O and the University.
No Saturday Classes
rJ'MIK reeont discussion over I lie value of
Saturday classes, on which I lie faculty
committee will vote May ‘JS, uncovers an
issue which lias Io 11hern recognized as a
As a rule, Saturday classes are no more
than a travesty on a class, for work, activities,
games, and just plain "laziness’’ lead stu
dents, ordinarily industrious tive days out of
the week, to cut their Saturday classes ruth
■A halt-empty classroom is not conducive
to interest on the part of either the student
or instructor, and it is to he wondered if
anything can he accomplished in an atmos
phere so discouraging to studious thought.
Sleepy yawns and wandering attention typify
even those Spartan enough to attend.
Students who work on Saturdays are at
a disadvantage, for if they cannot attend they
lose lecture periods that are hard to make up.
and often the courses they want are offered
only on Saturdays. To give up a day 's work
for one or two classes is in most cases more
than they can afford.
During fall term especially, when games
cut heavily into the live-day schedule, Satur
day classes are practically worthless, for
cither they are excused, or students cut them
in simh great numbers that they may as well
If the faculty committee votes to abolish
Saturday classes, they will not only he making
an innovation, but recognizing a condition
that has existed for some time as well.
Stop, Stop, Stop
j^TUDENTS owning ears are considerably
more numerous this year than for some
time. Every indication points towards an
even greater number of student-driven cars
next fall. This means an ever-increasing flow
of traffic on Thirteenth avenue and adjoin
City and administration officials have
realized than an increased traffic flow means
greater danger to campus pedestrians. Jiroad
yellow warnings to slow down have been
painted on Thirteenth.
However, as the Emerald has mentioned
before, this is not enough. Only by the nar
rowest margins are dangerous accidents
avoided every day. The corners of University
and Kincaid streets are particularly bad as
potential accident spots.
Next fall, with an increased number of
ears and students, the situation will grow
steadily worse. Now is the time for action.
City and administration officials should com
plete their job well started, and remedy this
Climb On The Trucks!
'J'ODAY at 12:10 a squad of' Oregon base
ballers with a northern division ehampion
sliip practically theirs will roll into Kugene.
Associated Student leaders have taken the
initiative in planning for a rally and pep
meeting starting at noon at the College Side.
Not only have they planned for this peppy
get-together honoring the nine, hut they have
provided trucks so that every student can
join in tlio fun.
The next move is up to every living or
ganization and to every individual student.
The living groups can eoperate by postponing
lunch until after the rally. The individuals
can do their part by participating hi the wel
With exam time almost here this will be
the last chance of the year to join in a spirited
collegiate rally. If the affair is a success it
way well act as the needed encouragement
for the fighting Ducks to take the remaining
two contests from Oregon State.
The rally will be a half-hour well spent.
. . . Climb on the trucks!
(The views aired in this column are not necessarily
expressive of Emerald policy. Communications should be
kept within a limit of 250 words. Courteous restraint should
be observed in reference to personalities. No unsigned letters
vlil betacceptcd.') __
MORE ON ‘MOOCHERS’
To the editor: The Moocher’s Dunkers com
mittee for the senior class picnic has been officially
authorized to perform its duties at the event.
The committee's duties are to inflict punitive
measures on any freshman, sophomore, junior, or
law school students not of the class of '37 who
may dare to try and pass the sacred portals of
senior standing and try to “crash” the official
senior class picnic. Such a person has been desig
nated a “moocher” and the committee wishes to
eliminate those undesirables.
This is not a fascist committee.
As for whatever technicality the Emerald wish
es to raise concerning the meaning of the word
moocher, it is irrelevant and highly irreverent to
the sanctity of seniors, since we are supreme and
are not to bo questions by any member of the
lowly other three classes (and the law school).
Senior Class President.
Editor’s note: Proxy ]M. Morse clears up all
misunderstanding. Evidently if “moocher*” are
"moocher*" they cannot "mooch." I.iit if "moocli
ers" are “sniooehers" they can smack along with
no fear of punishment.
I’m through with nil women, they're fiekle, untrue,
They make you, then break you, and luugii when
They wreck and degrade you with motives mast
Then reward all your love with a slap in the face.
I'm through with all women, there's not one alive
That's worth all the misery that men must, sm
To win their black hearts where a ilmne seems to
That is fed by the men who are under their spell.
I'm through with all women, they cheat and they
lhey tell you to love them and then ask you
They tease us, torment us and erase our grin
SAY. WHO'S THAI CUTE BLOND WHO JUST
NOW CAME IN?
—Many a man is now living by the sweat of
his frau -.—The Idaho Argonaut.
$ix-\\ <*<>k l our
(Continued Jrotn page one)
pcii, Capri, the Rivicria, Geneva,
and Lucerne with a seventh extra,
optional week in England.
Announcement of the proposed
trip was made a year ahead of
time to enable students to obtain
sufficient funds during the sum
mer and to “feel out ' student opin
ion on the matter. Dr. Murder uu
noutiml his willingness to explain
i the tour to students interested be
tween 10 and 11 o’clock on Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday, and iron:
1 to 1! o'clock any lay m the week,
office hours set for the visits
Walking the Last Mile
Oregon’s KOTC units walked their last mile of drill this year at colorful review ceremonies Wednes
day afternoon, where outstanding freshmen and members of the rifle team were honored. At the top the
rifle team and freshmen stand at salute before the reviewing stand. Companies are shown executing
squads right in the bottom picture.
Junior Weekend Has
Flag Day Race Origin
By BETTY THOMPSON
(Editor's note: The celebration of any traditional event often causes
people to wonder and speculate about the origin of the custom. I-Ience,
the observance of the annual Junior weekend aroused the curiosity of
one person, who turned to old files of the Emerald, the Oregon Weekly
and Monthly, the Old Oregon, and the Reflector, the old University
j publication, to satisfy that curiosity.)
Bloody noses, black eyes, scratches and bruises of all kinds, and
battered and demolished buildings
always accompanied the annual
Flag Race, pioneer of Junior week
end events. In fact, the campus
became a miniature battlefield with
the juniors pitted against the other
Class Flags Fly
The object of the race, for the
juniors, was to raise and fly the
class flag for the day, and to ac
complish this, they would take the
utmost care. One year it meant
hiding the flag in three different
parts of town. Another year the
class built a guard house half way
up the flag pole. But despite their
well-laid plans, the other students
forced the guards to leave the
house by drenching them with a
In 1890, the Junior exhibition, an
oratorical and musical program,
was first held in Villard hall (and
the reader was reminded that the
name of the building was pro
nounced Vil lard not Villard’). This
event climaxed the program of
Flag Day for 22 years, when, in
1912, it was discontinued because
"no interest" was manifested.
cH’vrrni laminar names appear
on some of these programs. The
Jate Professor F. S. Dunn was
among those who spoke at various
The ensuing years did not lessen
the destructive nature of Flag Day.
An account taken from the paper
in 1900 says "The smoke of the
battle having cleared awav, Dr.
Strong." then president of the Uni
versity. "congratulated the re
gents that the buildings on the
campus were still standing.”
Finally, in desperation, the ad
ministration granted a holiday to
the junior class in 1903. Then in
I90,'i they could no longer si and
the destructiveness, so they declar
ed a holiday and proclaimed a Uni
vesity Day upon which everyone
would work to beautify the cam
pus. Thus several of the present
traditions included in Junior week
end came into existence. The first
campus luncheon was held in this
The work was done under the
supervision of . the engineering
class, and the sidewalks around
Deady hall and between Kincaid
and Deady still bear testimony to
the fact ttiat on University Day
in such a year, a part of the side
walk was made.
Then m 1908. the first Junior
weekend, and, incidentally, the firs;
rush week was held For the first
time high school students and \i->
tov around the state were asked*
to the campus. This year the “O
on Skinner's Butte was made. The
Prom, which had heretofore been
a small private affair, was opened
to the public and held in the ar
A banner year was recorded in
i 1910 in so far as the evolution of
( Junior weekend is concerned, for it
was in this year that the first real
campus luncheon was held. (The
others had been held in the men’s
dorm.) Also in this year the drama
1 club produced a play, and the first
women’s edition of the Emerald
Women Suggest Fete
The first womens’ edition sug
gested the idea of a canoe carnival
on the race. The following year a
queen ami royal court, princesses
to attend her and knaves to draw
the royal float, were chosen. Ttie
carnival, however, was not held
because of rain.
•iniercsung items appear m the
papers during' the following years.
One item notes that all the women
students could do was to clap. It
was then considered unethical for
them to participate in the yells the
men gave. Also at the luncheon the
i men were served first.
A unique method of calling dances
at the prom was also mentioned.
Low and upper class dances were
differentiated by using a green and
white light, respectively. The grand
march was led by the president of
the class and the girl with him.
Empress in 19i(>
The first queen to reign at a
canoe fete was Dorothy Shockley,
small daughter of Ed Shockley, the
wrestling coach. This was in I9lt>.
During the war, flowers were
banned at the prom, but no one .
would think of doing away with it.
The first prom queen was elected
in 1930, and the first queen to reign
Asked to Check Croup
Pictures for Oregana
All heads of honorary organiza
tions who plan to have pictures
in this year’s Oregana are re
quested to see Howard Over
back in the Oregana office be
tween 1 and 2, or between 3
and 4 p.m. today.
It is essential that they be
there if they wish their group
picture to be in the annual,
To Sow Methods
Of Researeli Here
The Oregon division of the
American Chemical society will
meet Saturday, May 22 in room
105 McClure hall at 7:45 p. m.
Featured on the program will
be demonstrations of the reactions
of tri aryl methyl chloride with
phernyl magnesium bromide by
Dr. John Trusdail of Oregon State
College. Dr. Trusdail was an Ore
gon student who took his doctor's
degree at Michigan
Also there wall be a ninacoline
rearrangement by Dr. James Fer
guson, also of Oregon State.
These demonstrations will be
valuable in showing students how
research men go about their work.
(Continued from pajc one)
of the latter entitled to voting
Barnard Hall, Gayle Buchanan,
and Frances Schaupp will be the
voting student representatives,
with Emerald Editor LeRoy Mat
tingly an ex officio, non-voting
member in the same manner as
over both the canoe fete and the
prom was elected in 1931.
This last date marks the begin
ning of* the present form of Junior
weekend. Mother's Day had been
set with the weekend program in
1928. Now the queen and her court
and their mothers presided over
all the teas and banquets given.
To Be Campus Dessert
The annual strawberry festival will be held on the tennis courts
between the old library and Dearly on Wednesday.
Starting' at 6:00. strawberry sundaes will be served for .10 cents.
All living organisation., are participating by having their desserts
at the festival.
Felker Morris chairman of the entertainment, promises new and
exciting events, there is a possibility of seeing the race of the century
on oieyctes w-tn xmrtocntn street
roped off and the walk between
Villard and the street being used'
as the speedway. This contest, i
is rumored, will be in the form of
a relay, with such outstanding
celebrities as Junior weekend's
royal court and student activity
leaders taking part.
Other fun festers may dance >n
the tennis court for to cents a
dance to the music of Jimmy Mor
rison’s swing band.
Genera! chairman of the affair
is Jean Aronson; food and serving,
Betty Funkhauser: general ar
rangements, Betty Jane Van Del
Ien: publicity, Rita Wright: and
cleanup, Jeanette Haefner.
Kwama. sophomore honorary,
and member of Phijomelete hobby
groups will assiot in the necessary
Emerald staff members who
lave worked two terms on the pa
ler and desire to attend the free
innual banquet next Tuesday at
.he Anchorage must sign the list
n the shack not later than Satur
Verio Clark, Jule Graff, Gordon
Horum, William' McCurdy, Lavern
Littleton, Helen Bartrum, William
Pierson. Jean Larson, Marion
Smith. Orval Thompson, and Irvin
Jiles are in the infirmary.
Alpha Delta Sigma will meet to
lay at 4 o'clock in W. F. G. Thach
ir’s office in the journalism build
\VAA .sorority representatives
,vill have a short meeting at 12:40
:oday at Alpha Xi Delta.
“Our Relief Set-up” will be the
lopic of discussion to be given by
Harry Johnson, leader of the un
employed in Lane county, at a pub
lic meeting today at Westminster
house at 3 p. m.
Professor Lance Hart
In Improved Condition
Lance W. Hart, assistant pro
fessor of drawing and painting,
was reported in an improved con
dition today, after several weeks
Mr. Hart, who has been conval
escing in Portland, plans to re
turn to Eugene within the next
few days. He will be unable to re
sume teaching, however, until next
the manager of the educational
activities and the business mana
ger of the University.
Dr. Pallett pointed out that to
replace the four councils abolished
the board would at all times call
in experts among the faculty and
students when matters arose ne
cessitating expert opinion.
Spring Term Addition
During spring term the dean of
the journalism school, or his rep
resentative, will be made a voting
member of the educational activi
ties board to give advice and as
sistance on the selection of editor
and manager of the Emerald and
Characterizing the reorganiza
tion as a move to accomplish bet
ter and more direct administration
of student activities, and speaking
for President Boyer, Dr. Pallett
said, "The reorganization is made
in the interest of simplification,
and it is felt that the student ac
tivities program will be strength
ened appreciably. All members of
the student executive committee
will be voting members of either
the athletic board or the educa
tional activities board, with the
exception of the Emerald editor
who will be an ex-officio non-vot
ing member of the educational ac
tivities board. In this way the of
ficers elected by the student body
will have a more direct responsi
bility in the management of stu
(Continued from page one)
week. The TuThS groups include
classes meeting on any two or
three of those clays only. All class
es meeting at 1, 3, or 4 o’clock
meet at the times indicated.
Examinations scheduled by sub
ject take precedence over those
scheduled by hour of class meet
ing. Examinations will be held in
the regular class rooms unless oth
erwise announced. Instructors
should bo consulted in case of con
According to faculty regulations,
no examination is to be given be
fore the regularly scheduled time,
except with advance approval by
the schedule committee.
(Continued from page one)
cuss, high jump.
2:40—220-yard low hurdles, jave
lin. broad jump.
2:55 220-yard dash.
In the finals on tomorrow the
mile run will be held at 2:25 and
all following events slated in the
same order at slightly later times.
Grant Enters 10
Grant, winner of the Portland
qualifying district with 16 men en
tered for the largest team honors,
and Bend high 12 men strong from
the up-state country are considered
>y rail-birds as the team- to watch.
Benson Tech of Portland, the de
fending champion with several of
its stars lost through graduation,
is out of the running this year for
Teams will compete for the team
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championship, a trophy will be
awarded to the district making the
largest total of points and indi
vidual awards will be made to win
ners of each event.
New Records Expected
New records in several events
are anticipated today and tomor
row with one mark already being
bettered in district qualifying
meets. Francis Schultz, Forest
Grove star, leaped 23 feet 2 inches
to smash the mark of 22 feet 6'k
inches held by Burdette of Sandy.
Returning to defend the crown
won last year will be three 1936
champions. They are Bob Hender
shott of Bend, pole vault; Klien
feldt, also of Bend, mile run; and
Bill Blackledge of Corvallis, winner
of both the shot put and discus
Hurdle l ime snot
Marks reported as record-smash
ing earlier in the week were dis
counted yesterday after a thorough
check-up. The :14.6 high hurdle
time turned in by Loving of Hood
River was found to have been run
over a 110-yard course and the
time of Briggs Mac-Hi in the mile
to be 4:42.3 instead of the reported
Russ Cutler, instructor in the
physical education school, has been
named referee df the big event
with Walter Hummel, Eugene, as
starter. Majors in the school of
physical education will assist about
the track and act as finish judges
and event judges.
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