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Sigma Delta Chi
Pledges to Revive
To Be Sounded at
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1937
Dean Approves Plans
Organized at UO
Bill Duke; Office tc
Be in Gerlinger
There will be no excuse for stu
dents, or alumni, desiring dates tc
Paul Whiteman's dance Friday no!
having them . . . now that a “hello’
bureau has at last been establishec
on the campus. Hazel P. Schwer
ing, dean of women, gave her ap
proval to the suggested bureau a'
a meeting yesterday.
The “hello bureau,” organized
by Bill Duke, senior in business ad
ministration, with the assistance
of Catherine Crane and Pau
Smouse, will have a temporary of
fice in Gerlinger hall to meet the
needs of homecoming vfeekend.
Those persons desiring to con
tact dates for the dance or othei
weekend events can get in touct
with the bureau between 3 anc
5:30 afternoons and from 6:45 tc
Bill Duke believes the “hello bu
reau” should go over on this cam
pus. Speaking for himself and his
co-workers he said yesterday, “Af
ter arriving on the campus we
were impressed with the difficul
ties of getting acquainted. It oc
curred to us then that there was a
definite place at Oregon for a hellc
bureau or similar organization.’
Will Aid Students
Date bureaus have flourished or
other campuses. Duke believes the
bureau will give students a bettec
chance of getting dates for dances
and other functions for whict
dates are essential.
Now how do you go about get
ting a date? Any student so desir
ing can get in touch with the bu
reau and leave his or her name tc
be put on the files along with cer
tain statistical information aboul
the student. (Name, sex, genera:
characteristics, course major. 1
This information will be filed al
no charge to the student.
Students who want dates wi!
call in to the bureau, be fixed up
and all for the nominal charge o!
25 cents. This charge is being
made to pay for organizing and op
“The bureau is not being forme<
as a profit-making enterprise,’
Duke emphatically states, “but is
to fill the need for such an organi
zation on this campus.
Are Alike, Says
By ALYCE ROGERS
From Kansas State college
comes this unique comparison of
newspapers and women:
“They have forms.
They are bold face type.
They always have the last word.
Back numbers are not in de
They have a great deal of influ
They are well worth looking
You cannot believe everything
They carry the news wherever
If they know anything, they us
ually tell it.
They are never afraid to speak
their own mind.
They are much thinner than they
used to be.
Every man should have one o1
his own and not borrow his neigh
A True Sampson
“Then there’s the senior,” say:
an Indiana Daily Student column
ist, “who thought he was using hi1
roommate’s blade in his razor. Hi
shaved twice before he discoverer
there was not blade at all.”
Blue and gold firetrucks and firi
equipment is the present rage a
the University of California a
Berkeley to protect *hem fron
Stanford’s rallies. Confiscation o
streetcars along with the fir
equipment has been a steady die
of Stanford's rah-rah boys due ti
the cardinal hue of such minut
items, their campus color. Mayb
it'll be a blue and gold town yet
Wonder what Eugene equipmen
would look like yellow and green
On Comeback Trail
Amelita Galli-Curcl, famed throughout the world for her remark
able voice, will appear on the campus this Sunday as the last attraction
on Oregon’s biggest homecoming program.
Coed Escapes] 9
i From Clutches t
i Of Marauder
An unidentified man leaped
from the shadows of the side
street at Sixteenth and Alder
and attempted to molest a coed
about 8:30 lasst night.
The man lunged and grabbd
the girl. She struggled with him
and, badly frightened, escaped to
run down the street. Her assail
ant pursued her for some dis
tance, she declared.
Safe with friends, the sobbing
and nervous coed said she had
; just left her sorority alone to
walk down to the campus. The
marauder was scantily attired,
Neutrality Issue to
Be Symposium Topic
American neutrality has been
chosen as the regular discussion
topic of the women’s symposium.
The group is trying to arrange
symposiums with University of
Washington and University of Cal
ifornia teams, according to D. E.
Hargis, instructor in speech. A
more extensive program of tours
are being planned also, Mr. Hargis
The group meets every Tuesday.
There is still chance for anyone in
terested to tryout for the sympo
sium, Mr. Hargis stated.
To Attend Dedication
Several California and Washing
ton librarians, and a number from
Oregon, will be present at the dedi
cation services of the new library
Sunday, October 24.
From California will come W. H.
Kerr, librarian of Claremont col
lege, Claremont, California. C. W.
Smith, Mrs. Marie Alfonso of the
librarian school, and Miss Siri An
drews, all of the University of
Washington at Seattle will be pres
Among the Oregon librarians
will be Miss Harriet C. Long, state
librarian, Miss Hazel Johnson, li
brarian at Heed college in Portland,
Miss Nell Unger, librarian of the
Portland Library association, and
Miss Lucy N. Lewis, director of the
library of the Oregon state system
of higher education at Corvallis.
There will be various visiting staff
members of other libraries.
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Douglass will
have a buffet lunch in the staff
room of the new library, Sunday
noon for these visitors.
To Be on Tap Friday
Oregon’s official greeter commit
tee will function again Friday
when they offer official welcome
to Paul Whiteman, king of jazz,
and his 30-piece band.
Music Dean Opines
Paul Whiteman has never been dethroned as the “King of Jazz,’
in the opinion of Dean John J. Landsbury of the school of music.
The ponderous maestro is not only tops in the opinion of the dear,
but his band members are skilled enough to be valued members of any
symphony orchestra in the land, Landsbury declared.
Cornish Reports 'Y'
Francis Beck, executive secre
tary for the YMCA, announced yes
terday that the financial drive is
, well under way and is progressing
[ more rapidly than the drive of last
year. “At present the workers are
■ confining their efforts to the city
; of Eugene,” he said.
Four teams have already com
pleted their canvassing. They found
: considerable interest manifested in
> the YM program for the present
t year, and individuals contacted
> were very liberal in giving.
; Dr. N. H. Cornish, chairman of
; the finance committee, states that
’ very pleasing progress has been
t made toward the goal of $1200 for
’ the school year.
An Artistv "yes:"—
“You know,” Dean Landsbury
confided, “almost everyone seems
to think that I have no use fo:
any music not of the classical, ami
what we might call ‘legitimate
school. Nothing could be furthei
from the truth. I judge each typs
of music in its own field. Anc
Paul Whiteman is undoubtedly ar
artist of the highest type in his
Need of a course in popular mu
sic at the University was expres
sed by the dean who declared tha!
such a course might be considerec
when money is obtained to support
properly the musical work to whict
the school is already committed.
Andre Kostalanetz and Fret
Waring were also mentioned a:
men who have achieved a higi
degree of skill and artistic succe3:
jin the realm of popular music.
Williams Longs for
Old Spirit and Pep
For Oregon Games
Winding Serpentine, Huge Bonfire, Noise
And Vim, Vigor and Vitality Keynote of
Days That Laid Foundation of Traditions
Describing a campus steeped in tradition with loyalty to the tenm
and the University on every side, Baz Williams, prominent Oregon
alumni and a Eugene citizen who was a guard on the 1919 Oregon
Rosebowl team, told of the homecoming put on in former years.
rr<_fknt cnivif nrirl turn nf thf* most mitstnndin? were
thnt an Oregon team was never to
he beaten on their home field and
Williams stated that this fact was
so imorinted that never during
that time did an Oregon team go
down to defeat. The other one was
that you should never be the first
cne injured, as in those days the
team was small and injuries had to
Starting the festivities of the
weekend, as in the present home
coming, the rally, bonfire, and
noise parade were held on Friday
night. All students congregated at
the Sigma Chi corner donning loud
pajamas and putting them over
their clothes, others blacked them
selves up to look like negroes, and
the funniest sort of costumes were
always in demand.
Serpentine and Noise
The line of march consisted of
the noise floats as the vanguard,
j with all the students following en
mass immediately behind in one
tremendous serpentine. This ser
pentine went through every thea
tre and amusement place in town
and completely stopped traffic on
At 8th and Willamette the ser
pentine coiled up in one group and
gave the Oregon yells, uncoiled and
continued up to Eleventh and Kin
I caid where the bonfire was laid on
Kincaid field, which is now the
present site of the new library.
Bonfires were not only traditions
but were real things in those days.
They were massive structures
which were braced by eight tele
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No, Art Studes
Hard at Work
Yesterday was a perfect day to
cut classes. There were also
quite a few students seen sitting
on the bleachers by the race. The
casual observers probably put
two and two together and con
cluded that they were “skip
But this time they were wrong.
Those students were by no
means idle. You see they were
students from the art school and
the teacher, though not there
constantly, dashed over now and
then to see how the work was
Dr. Parsons Writes
For Planning Annual
Dr. Philip A. Parsons, head of
the sociology department, has re
ceived a copy of the 1937 American
planning and civil annual which
contains a chapter written by him,
“County and Community Planning
The chapter gives a brief history
of the Oregon state planning board ■
since its inception at the begin
ning of the Roosevelt administra
tion. Dr. Parson has been a leader
in planning work throughout the
O Men Plan Annual
March for Saturday
With one of the largest groups of alumni in history coming home
to honor Oregon this weekend, all plans have been made for active
and past members of the Order of the O to make their annual march
around the field preceding the Oregon-Oregon State grid clash Saturday.
“All Order of the O men will gather outside the stadium and come
Lauding Oregon’s homecoming
weekend, KOIN by direct wire
will conduct a half-hour program
from 9:00 to 9:30 Friday night
with Freed Bales, as chairman
for the broadcast who is respon
sible for arrangements and con
This will be a rally program
and will go towards boosting the
football game with a human in
terest angle that has never been
tried before. Mothers of the play
ers and wives of the coaches will
be interviewed on their idea of
the game and what they think.
The broadcast will be held at
the home of Skeet Manerud, a
prominent alumni of the Univer
Some of the old grads and for
mer football players will make a
few remarks and what they
think of this year’s team.
Greetings will be extended by
Barney Hall, student body presi
dent and Bill Dalton, general
chairman for homecoming week
Samples of the noise from two
of the best floats in the rally
parade will blast radio land’s
wires. A quartet number will be
sung- by the Sherry Ross quartet
featuring Oregon songs in addi
tion to Oregon’s new song,
Materials gathered for the
homecoming fire were set off by
unknown persons at 12:30 last
1 night. City firemen, arriving
quickly on the scene, had the
blaze out before much damage
; had been done.
Ill UliUUgll w. -
march around the track once, then
they will take their seats of honor
in the grandstand in a special
bleacher section of the grandstand
behind the Oregon State players’
bench,” stated Colonel Bill Hay
Among the prominent alumni
will be Charles “Beauty” Robinson,
former yell leader, who will speak
also at the rally; Ed Bailey, a for
mer tackle who played on one of ;
the greatest service teams of the
United States, ran for governor of
the state, and comes from Port
land; and Shv Huntington, Hollis
Huntington, Kenny Bartlett, and
Baz Williams, all of whom are
members of Oregon’s Rose* bowl
aggregation of 1916 and 1919.
Hayward voluntarily spoke on
the Oregon spirit. Coming to the
University in an era when tradi
tions were kept and a greater Ore
gon was more important than any
thing else, he said that it was hard
to define it to the present day
“It is something that comes to
you—that vou can reach up and
pull out of the air, and suddenly
iyou realize that you are doing and
feeling something that formerly
vou'd never dream of doing — it
runs up your spine,” said the
His hope Is that they will school
the present day student in this
spirit from days past, and he be
lieves this is the only way that
Oregon c£n fully come into the
loyalty and spirit of a traditional
He spoke of the old days when it
was compulsory for every member
of any organization to attend ral
lies and the cry was “not a soul
in the house but the cook,” and
she would probably go.
The ATO house, which used to
be located near Willamette, had a
Chinese cook who when rally night
came would say “No suppa, evly
body go to rally” and all good
members and the cook would al
ways be present.
Unable to Secure
Rooms in Eugene
Plans to Be Told al
11 o'Clock Meeting
“Oregon’s b i g g e s t weekend"
plans will be outlined in detail at
tbe homecoming' pen assembly in
Gerlinger at 11 o'clock this morn
ing bv Bill Dalton, general chair
man for the event.
The entire weekend committee
intends to give students a “ore
view showing” of the various
events scheduled for the three-day
Team on Hand
Providing the part of the pro
gram publicizing the "little civil
war” Saturday between Oregon
and State. Prink Oallison will have
his sound on hand. Giving them a
chance to tell their plans for the
coming game, will also mean the
first introduction for the “sensa
tional sophs.” Tt is probable that
the “touchdown twins," Gravbeal
and Smith will make their first
showing in public since receiving
their name from coast sports writ
Band to Play
Barnev Hall, student bodv presi
dent. has announced that the pep
parade will be helped with liberal
portions of music bv the Oregon
band, and songs by band members.
An attempt to teach the words
of “Marching Oregon” to the stu
dents will be made by the Oregon
Melody Men, led by Hal Young.
Plans are being pushed to give the
song its first public hearing Satur
day at the game.
A WS Reports
Con tin ued Sale
Of Game Mums
Pinal orders will be taken for
the AWS-sponsored mum sale
until late tonight, according to
Harriet Sarazin, general chair
man of the sale.
Mums will be sold today from
9 to 5 o’clock in a booth between
Oregon and Commerce halls be
sides in the living organizations.
Members of the AWS speakers’
committee also are taking the
Mums in every size and color
—of yellow and green — will be
the fashion as well as a tradi
tion to be observed at Saturday’s
game. The “mighty little civil
war” is the one event of the year
when no girl can enjoy herself
beside her “orange-mummed”
sister from Corvallis.
Prices for the little bundles of
happiness range from four bits
to six bits to a dollar.
Burgess Rare Book
Collection to Open
Being- exhibited for homecominc
weekend, the Burgess rare booh
collection will be housed in a roon
near the reserve lobby in the easl
end of the library, according to li
Special shelves have been made
for the Burgess collection, as thej
are divided into several sections.
Books in one set of shelves ar(
the oldest in the collection, anc
there are some hand-printed manu
scripts. Another section is mad<
up of the Barker group, containing
the more modern books on Englisl
and American literature. Severa
of these are books that once be
longed to Stevenson, Browning
The deadline for obtaining ex
change tickets for the home
coming game is Thursday night.
Students who wish tickets must
get them at the ticket office
at McArthur court before that
Beta's Can Hit
Boys at the Beta house were
able to resume studies last night,
a great load having been lifted
from their collective minds. The
cause? "Prink" was with them
Prink disappeared on Sunday.
I When he didn’t show up on Mon
• day, then Tuesday, the fellows
began to get uneasy. Especially
Don Kennedy, Prink’s best
friend. Things just weren't the
same at the big brick house on
the race without Prink.
About eight o'clock last night
n stranger appeared at the Beta
house. And with him, Prink, the
tiny wire-haired terrier . . . mas
cot of the Webfoot team, named
after—you guessed it. Mussolini.
Famous Author To
Pay University Visit
Edison Marshall, nationally
known author and former Oregon
student, may be a visitor on the
campus sometime during the school
year, Professor W. F. G. Thacher
I said yesterday.
He recently received a telegram
from his former pupil in which the
author admitted a longing for
familiar Oregon scenes but said
that his wife’s refusal to allow him
| to fly and the postponement of a
i Hollywood business trip have made
the date of his arrival here uncer
Possibility that the annual Edi
son Marshall prize of $50 for the
best short story written by a Uni
versity student may be raised was
indicated by the wire, Professor
Thacher said, although the size of
the potential raise was not given.
GRAD IN HOLLYWOOD
Herbert L. Larson, drama editor
of the Portland Oregonian, who
was graduated from the Univer
sity in 1923, is now in Hollywood
writing a series of articles on the
motion picture industry.
Now Thin Leader Is
Rated Best in Dance
Orchestra Field; to
Play Till 1 o'Clock
By special permission of the stu
dent affairs committee, Oregon will
dance to the music of Paul White
man’s orchestra until 1 o’clock Fri
day night but the famous band and
leader will still have some tall
travelling to do before they hit the
Because of the crowded condi
tions in Eugene no space will be
available for the band. Whiteman
wired ahead to reserve 20 rooms,
found no accomodations available
and decided to drive on to Portland
where they play their next en
ASUO dance committee mem
bers indicated yesterday sale of
tickets had been brisk. Although
the special train from Oregon State
will not leave Corvallis until Sat
urday morning, many students are
planning to motor over for the
Whiteman But Shadow
Although the genial Whiteman
is but a shadow of his former self
since he lost 130 pounds by "not
living for three months,” reports
from California where his band has
been performing indicate that it
has not suffered. Reviews have
been enthusiastic wherever they
The story of Whiteman's success
with bands has become a saga. For
the last ten years he has been at
the top of the list of dance bands.
Whiteman was the first band direc
tor to see the possibilities for sym
phonic production in American
His orchestra popularized Gersh
win’s "Rhapsody in Blue” as a jazz
symphony. The calibre of his mu
sic has led critics to declare that
he could achieve the pinnacle of
success in the concert field if he
concentrated upon it.
Whiteman has been a big name
in the dance band field ever since
the war period. The organization
he now directs is one of the oldest
in the business.
See you at the game Saturday.
By BILL RALSTON
Longfellow? Wadsworth? Stevenson? or just another poetry
crazed freshman ? At any event a new source of lyric achievement
has been discovered—maybe. Some energetic bed-stricken patients at
the infirmary seem tc have a knack for poem writing, from this evi
From the Heart?
Poetry, you know, is supposed
to be “straight from the heart”
but the following bit of rhyme
(our regrets to the author) might
have been written under the influ
ence of very high blood pressure.
Although it wouldn’t be fair to
give you the name of the author
who wrote the following collection
of thoughts in words, it is perfectly
okay to say that he is one of the
present patients at the infirmary.
To My Nurse
0 snowy maiden with heart so
You take my temperature.
My heart goes out to one so
Always on hand, both day and
Your constant love and ceaseless
All touch my heart. I know not
where I lie.
And yet so cold you are.
You seem a frozen distant star.
1 long to reach your other side.
It can’t be done, I know. I’ve
In vain I seek to strike the key—
That opens up your heart to me.
And so I lie here counting hours
Till when I walk again ’mong
But why must nurses be so cold,
To me just ’cause I’m not so old.
Reduced Seat Rates
Mrs. Ottilie Turnbull Seybolt
has announced that this year spec
ial subscription cards will be avail
able which will entitle the holder
to a reserved seat at five Univer
sity theater productions for what
four reserved seat tickets would
ordinarily cost. The tickets sell
For further information anyone
interested should see Roy
Schwartz, drama secretary, in
The box office sales of tickets
for "Roadside” will be open Octo
ber 26 at 10 o’clock. Reservations
for the formal opening Friday
night October 29 may be made at
any time by seeing Walden Boyle,
Roy Schwartz, or Mrs. Seybolt.
Janet Felt has been chosen to
play the part of the meddlesome
Mrs. Foster in the "Roadside” pro
BOSSING ATTENDS MEETING
Dr. Nelson L. Bossing will at
tend a committee meeting of the
state teachers’ placement agency,
Friday afternoon, at Portland. The
meeting will be held to plan the
program for the fall meeting of