Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 27, 1937, Image 1

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    Rhodes Tests to Be
Moved From Sunday
To Saturday at 10
State Board Takes
No Action on Campus
Oregon-GSC Incident
btudent Meeting
To Raise Funds
For Libe Room
'Trucking' Exhibition,
Humorous Talk Will
w Be on Program
“Furnish our browsing- room”
will be the theme of tomorrow’3
assembly when students meet at
11 o'clock in Gerlinger hall for a
general “good time” program un
der the direction of Harold Faunt,
chairman in charge of raising
funds on the campus.
Prof. S. Stevenson Smith will
give a humorous talk. Kessler Can
non, and Mrs. Irene H. Gerlinger
are also scheduled to give short
Binford's Boys to Play
Maurie Binford and his band will
play a group of popular numbers,
and Faunt has promised a “truck
ing” demonstration as part of the
hour’s program.
To Launch Sales
During the program details of a
concentratd sticker sale to raise
funds for furnishing the browsing
^ room will be announced. After the
assembly students will be at the
doors to sell the stickers for use
on luggage, notebooks and text
Libe Will Have New
Tables and Chairs
The board of education has au
thorized the purchase of 10 tables
and 80 chairs for the reference
room of the library and 100 table
arm chairs for the reserve room.
This arrangement will relieve the
congestion and take care of more
students who wish to study in the
library. Temporary tables and
chairs placed in the halls will be
released for use elsewhere in the
Ambitious Coed
At American U
To Attempt Kick
Some ambitious coed with a
terrific swing will do the field
goal kicking for American uni
versity in Washington, D.C.,
November 6 in their homecoming
game with Randolph Macon. The
athletic department at the uni
versity has received 13 applica
tions for the job, and one girl
has been practicing assiduously
at kicking the pigskin between
the goalpost uprights for 10
days. Coach Gus Welch of the
Glenn “Pop" Warner era, retali
ated with “I always maintained
that women would be better
kickers than men if given half
a chance. They have more grace,
rhythm and precision. Have you
/ ever seen a good ‘male chorus
girl?’” he concluded.
Tired From Thinking?
A new oxygen mask to protect
mental workers from fatigue
caused by thinking has been per
fected by Prof. Arthur Bills of
the University of Cincinnati. The
use of the mask cuts in half the
number of pauses per minute
that come to those engaged in
brain work. Delivering about 50
per cent of pure oxygen mixed
with air to the breather, the
mask seems to prove the theory
that fatigue is due not so much
to the brain becoming “tired”
as to failure of the blood to sup
ply all the oxygen wanted.
YU. S. Coeds Okay
“All American girls are beau
tiful,” according to Wolfgang
Dieck, German exchange student
attending Stanford University,
“but perhaps young European
women are more attractive on
the whole,” he added. Dieck, a
fraternity exchange student,
spent last year at DePauw uni
versity, Indiana. “Wolf,” as he
is better known to the campus,
was initiated into Phi Delta
Theta at DePauw.
Impressed by the informality
of American girls, Dieck said,
“One feels quite swell when a
girl puts her cheek to yours
while dancing, but soon you find
^ that she is flirting with some
one else over your shoulder.
However,” he continued, “ I ad
mire your girls’ independence
and, among other things, their
ability to drive their own autos.”
Directs Season's Opener
Mrs. Otilie Turnbull Seyholt, drama department head, whose first
fall offering, “Koadside” by Lynn Riggs, opens Friday night.
Australian Student
Sees Oregon Campus
“Just call me Chester,” intoned R. W. W. Wilmot in the King’s
clipt-off English as two hands gripped on the depot platform. And
that was the chummy manner in which the traveling debater from
Australia’s University of Melbourne began surveying Oregon campus
life Sunday.
Mr. Wilmot and Allen Benjamin, a fellow traveler now sick in
oeiKeiey, are muring zu universi
ties in United States and Canada
before shipping off for England
next January. Sandwiched in be
tween their departure from home
and arrival in Seattle were visits
to China, Japan, and the Philip
The Oregon visitor, a former
student body president at Mel
bourne (3500 enrolled), explained
the two were to compete in de
bates and study collegiate life in
this country.
Interested in Campi
“However, I am more interested
in surveying campus life than de
bating,’’ assured Mr. Wilmot be
tween mouthfuls of food as he
dined with members of Alpha hall
Sunday. “So quaint, this American
economy on utensils needed in eat
ing,” observed the law student
from “down under.” Subjects of
the crown, according to the guest,
delight in feasting in fellowship
with an arsenal of table tools at
each meal. Other peculiarities in
the use of knife and fork were cit
ed by Mr. Wilmot as he made a
study of the embarrassed writer’s
method of stowing away victuals.
Cites Education Structure
According to the friendly travel
er, there are six universities in his
homeland controlled by the six
individual states. University land
grants have been given by the na
tional government. For this dona
tion the central power appoints
one-fourth of the directors for a
board similar to our state system
of higher education. Control by
:he government, however, is neg
igible, he said.
Professors are poorly paid in
Australia, a fact popular in almost
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Emerald of the Air
Features Singers
On Student Program
The Emerald of the Air last
right featured its first student tal
ent program when 13 Gamma Phis
;ang three songs as the musical
lighlight. The songs were “I Love
Fou Truly,” “Vieni-Vieni,” and
‘My Blue Heaven.”
Harry Lehrbach gave the regu
lar news broadcast, reviewing the
events of homecoming, especially
Monday’s invasion of the campus
by the Oregon Staters.
Don Kennedy, program head,
asked that students with any radio
talent get in touch with him for
appearance on future programs.
The Emerald will go on the air
again Friday night at 8:30. Windy
Kaufman reports that he has a
burlesque show lined up for enter
tainment of student listeners.
Dance Tryouts to Be
Held Tonight at 7:45
Additional tryouts for member
ship in Junior Master Dance, pre
liminary to Master Dance, creative
dance honorary, will be held this
evening at 7:45 in the Gerlinger
dance studio.
Pledges selected last week after
tryouts include Lorraine Larson,
Dorothy Meyer, Barbara Holt, Jean
Mills, Louise Pursley, and Beth
All women students who have
one or more terms of creative
dancing are eligible to tryout. Stu
dents who feel that they have had
dancing equivalent to a term of
creative dance are asked to have
their dancing evaluated by Miss
Paasikivi, dance instructor, before
trying out.
Dunn Collection Is
Placed in Library
Illustrating life from prehistoric
times through the Norman con
quest is a group of books collected
by the late Frederick S. Dunn, for
many years professor of Latin at
the University.
Professor Dunn, who received his
B.A. in 1892, and his M.A. in 1898,
from the University of Oregon also
held degrees from Harvard. He
was especially interested in the
classics. While not all of these
books are works of literature, they
are valued for the subjects they
cover. Many of them are now out
of print.
These books have been placed in
the browsing room, where other
historical novels can be added to
them, making a more complete col
Browsing Room
Of Libe Scene
Of Ghost Fest
Ghosts will walk tonight! Ter
rifying, fascinating, spell-bind
ing ghosts will stalk the library
as ghost stories are read aloud.
Scarcely old enough to be
haunted yet, the x-marked spot
in the libe is to be the brows
ing room. The hour set for the
ghosts is from 7:30 to 8:30. Miss
Ethel Sawyer of the library
staff, will read ghost stories.
How’s your blood pressure ?
How about a few ghosts tonight
to liven things up a bit?
Kwamas to Sell
Karmelled Apples
On Campus Today
An all-campus sale of kar
melled apples will run from 9
to 5 today as Kwama, sopho
more women's service honorary,
sponsors their first sale for the
Booths will be located at the
new library, the old library, the
Pioneer Mother, education, the
College Side, and between Com
merce and Oregon.
General chairman for the sale
is Betty Lou Kurtz, with. Patsy
Warren in charge of booths and
Joan Murphy, posters.
Freshman girls have been
contacted in all living organiza
tions and will be responsible for
selling them when the sale
opens this morning.
Junior-Senior Hop
Features Truckin'
Gus Meyers Chosen
To Swing Baton for
Harlem Dance
Holding a final meeting yester
day, the junior-senior dance com
mittee headed by Doug Milne and
Willie Frager chose Gus Meyers
and his orchestra to supply the
swing for the Harlem-themed
dance Saturday, October 30, in Mc
j Arthur court.
The dance admission is set at a
junior or senior class card per
couple. Those without cards may
! purchase them at the entrance for
admission, Abe Weiner and Brock
Miller, finance chairmen, said.
Entertainment will be supplied
by "Smoky” Whitfield, featured as
the “Dusky Duke from the Delta.”
"Truckin’ Down to Harlem” has
been chosen as the theme by deco
ration chairmen Connie Kletzer and
Dale Mallicoat. The Igloo will be
converted into a Harlem night
spot, with the programs carrying
j out the theme.
The dance, which has not been
I held for five years, is being revived
as a traditional upper-class affair.
Ticket chairman John Luvaas re
quested that all living organiza
j tion captains selling cards get in
touch with him upon reaching 100
per cent.
Alumni to Sponsor
Dance at Portland
! Following the Oregon frosh
Washington babe game Friday
night in Portland, the Portland al
! umni association is sponsoring a
rally dance at Multnomah club.
Students and friends are invited
to attend. Admission will be 40
! cents a couple.
Cash Awards
To Be Offered
In Pix Contest
Carl Baker, Oregana
To Give Prizes for
Best Photos in Two
Groups, Says Editor
Twenty-six dollars in prizes will
go to the winners of the Carl Bak
er-Oregana snapshop contest which
opens today and will last until No
vember 11, Louise Aiken who was
appointed contest chairman by
Wayne Harbert, editor of the Ore
gana, announced yesterday.
In order to stimulate interest in
pictures outside the regular can
did camera shots, the contest has
been divided into two sections, one
for pictorial and one for human in
terest pictures. In the first divis
ion are campus pictures taken at
night, interior scenes, landscapes,
while classed under human inter
est will come portraits, silhouettes,
action pictures, and candid camera
First prize for the pictorial di
vision will be $5 in trade, either
developing or supplies, at the Carl
Baker Film Shop. The second prize
winner will receive $3 on his Ore
gana or if he already has paid it,
a $3 cash award. Third prize will
be an 8 by 10 colored enlarge
ment of the picture; fourth and
fifth prizes, $1 on Oregana, and
i sixth prize, $1 in trade at the Carl
Baker shop.
Prize winners in the human in
terest section will receive for first
place an Oregana or the equiva
lent in money; second place, an
album; third prize, $2 on Oregana;
fourth and fifth, $1 in trade at the
Carl Baker Shop; and sixth prize
$1 on Oregana.
Judges for the contest will be
Carl Baker, George Godfrey, and
Wayne Harbert.
Pictures with their negatives
: should be turned in to the Oregana
i office which is located in the
ASUO shack between 2 and 4 any
day during the next two weeks.
Name and address should be on
the back of each picture which
; should be turned in in an envelope.
All pictures must have been taken
within the year and unless the
I number of pictures turned in is too
great they will all be printed in
the Oregana whether or not they
take a prize. There is no limit on
the number of pictures which a
single competitor may enter.
Pi Lambda Theta, women’s edu
cation honorary, met last Monday
night at the home of Miss Miriam
Yoder for its first meeting of the
Two Score High in
Test for Telepathy
Questions arising from the theories of clairvoyance and mental
telepathy have recently provided the material for a pair of experi
ments in the elementary psychology laboratory of L. F. Beck, assitant
professor of psychology. Clairvoyance was described by Mr. Beck
as the capacity to perceive without use of sense organs, and telepathy
as transferrence of feelings or
ideas from one persons to another
without aid of the sense organs.
A deck of cards containing five
cards of five different suits was
! used to conduct the experiments.
Testing for clairvoyance, the sub
ject shuffled the cards and then
attempted to name the order of ehe
cards in the deck without examin
ing it. In the other experiment, one
student looked at a card, and an
other then tried to name the card.
From 200 trials an average score
by chance of 40 was expected, with
little possibility that chance score
would exceed 60, Mr. Beck explain
ed. But four students exceeded this
expectations in the clairvoyance
test with scores of 61-64. More sig
nificant, however, he declared, were
two score of 81 and 85 in telepathy.
Additional tests are planned for
those making the unusual scores in
order to check for errors in the
“Results of the two students in
telepathy,” Mr. Beck said, “com
pare favorably with figures report
ed by Dr. J. B. Rhine of Duke uni
versity who made extensive tests
of extra-sensory perception. In
general, however, psychologists are
skeptical of Rhine’s results believ
ing that the experiments were
poorly controlled.
“The purpose of our tests is to
i obtain additional data on these
Student Photos
Ready for Cards
At ASUO Office
The ASUO office reports that
hundreds of student body card
pictures are now. on file and
available to their owners.
The office will be open from
3 to 5 every afternoon except
Sunday for picture distribution.
As part of the pictures have
just been received, students pre
viously unable to obtain pictures
are requested to apply now.
Regulations demanding pic
tures on the cards are to be
more carefully observed at stu
dent body affairs hereafter, and
students are warned to call for
them soon.
900 Visit Museum
Over Homecoming
Almost 900 people took advan
tage of the homecoming weekend
to attend the first opening this
term of the Oriental Art museum.
The largest attendance was on Sat
Beginning today the museum
will be open from 2 to 4 o’clock on
Wednesday and Thursday and from
3 to 5 o’clock on Sunday.
Mad Barristers
Pose as Alums;
Fool Registrar
The law students have done it
again! The latest prank of the
"curbstoners" was played on the
alumni association during home
The pride of the law school,
members of the dignified third
year class, marched up to the
registration booth and registered
as alums, accepted badges (inci
dentally overlooking to pay the
usual fee) and filled out registra
tion cards. Then they lost all
sense of honor and boldly
scratched in occupations they
were now following.
Jack McGirr claims he is a
"petroleum merchandiser;” Dave
Silven runs a laundry and dry
cleaning establishment; Bill Mc
Inturff is a law clerk and a few
others are wine testers and pro
fessional jurors.
J.F. Jewett Contest
Will Be Held Dec. 8
Present Labor Policy
Is Speech Subject;
Cash Prizes
I The public discussion contest of
the W. F. Jewett speech series is
being offered by the speech divi
J sion under the the direction of
Prof. W. A. Dahlberg, Wednesday,
| December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in 107
Friendly hall.
Contestants are to prepare eight
minute speeches on any phase of
I the general subject, The Present
j Labor Policy, and be prepared to
j answer questions put by the judges
] during a four-minute period fol
lowing each speech. No more than
one minute is allowed to answer
any one question.
The speeches will be judged on:
speaker's ability to grasp the sig
nificance of the topic, thorough
ness of informatibn, clarity and or
ganization of the speech, directness
in presentation, and ability to
answer questions related to the
Cash prizes of $25, $15, and $5
will be given to the three best
speakers provided eight or more
contestants participate. Otherwise !
only two prizes of $25 and $15 will
be awarded.
The discussion contest is open
to all men and women students en
rolled in undergraduate courses at
the University this term. The dead
line for having material prepared
will be December 1. A11 partici
pants are urged to report their j
phase of the general subject, The !
Present Labor Policy, as soon as
possible to prevent duplication.
Professor Dahlberg of the speech
division requests that all interested
students see him for further infor
mation and help in the selection
and arrangement of their material. <
Early Issuance
Of 'Pigger's Guide'
Assured Students
Oregon’s student directory,
known as the “Pigger’s Guide,” is
scheduled to appear the first of
next week, it was announced by
the educational activities office
The proof of the book has been
sent to the printers, of which 1,500
copies are to be printed and bound,
making the date of issuance tenta-;
The books will be on sale for 25
cents at the ASUO offices and the
University Co-op.
Hospitality Tea
Is Daily Custom
At YBungalow
Tea and wafers to revive
study-wearied spirits will be
served to all comers from 3:30
to 4:30 each day at the YWCA
bungalow. This newly inaugu
rated custom of hospitality teas
will continue all term, it is
planned by YW members.
For those who do not care for
tea, Wednesday afternoons have
been set aside for coffee-hounds,
and coffee and wafers will be
served at the regular hour.
The hospitality teas are for all
students and faculty members, j
men included.
Officials Pleased With
Outcome of Invasion;
No Action to Be Taken
Dean Earl Commends Action of UO Men in
Refraining From Violence; Wet Beavers
Heard to Remark on 'Swell Time'
University Players
To Present Comedy
'Roadside' Will Open
Season; Formals,
Tuxes in Order
Friday night at 8:30 the Univer
sity theater opens its season with
the production of Lynn Riggs’
Broadway success, “Roadside” fea
turing Gayle Buchanan and Gerry
Friday night's performance is to
be a formal opening with tuxes or
dark suits for men and long dress
es foi women in order for the oc
casion. Refreshments are tc- be
served1 in the lobby of the theater
between agts.
Incidental music is to be present
ed by Hugh Simpson and Bob Hen
derson who will sing selections
from Carl Sandburg’s "Song Bag."
Hostesses for the opening are Al
ice Mae Seiling and Mary Eliza
beth McCarthy. Head usher is
Mary Wernem, assisted by Laura
Bryant, Vivian Runte, Mary Stat
en and Eleanor Pitts.
The University theater this year
is offering subscription tickets
which are good for five produc
tions. These tickets sell for $2, the
price of four admissions. If so de
sired the tickets may be used for
two admissions to two productions
with a single admission to another.
These tickets are on sale at all liv
ing organizations.
Roy Schwartz, business manager,
announces that the box office will
be open every day from 10 to 12
a.m. and from 1 till 5 p.m. Tickets
are 50 cents for the Friday night
performance and thirty-five and
fifty for the Saturday night show
which starts at 8 p.m.
Coeds to Turn Out
For Rifle Practice
With a record of 17 victories out
of 20 to their credit the girls rifle
team will have its first meeting at
4 p.m. Thursday in the ROTC
shack to discuss the policies for the
coming year. The coed marksmen
will swing into action with a long
list of competitive matches includ
ing interteam shoots and inter
school shoots.
The rifle team will be much
larger this year due to the addition
af a freshman or beginners’ team.
The varsity team this year will
have a few new faces in it, but on
the whole most of the girls will
ae back.
Miss Ruth Russel, graduate
issistant in physical education, and
i newcomer to the campus, has
seen secured as adviser to the club.
Miss Russell has had some exper
ience with girls’ rifle teams in
Colorado, and is a good shot her
self. With Sergeant Harvey Blythe
issltlng in making the coeds mo
Jern “Buffalo Bill Hickocks’’ the
teams plan to make it straight vic
tories this year.
Xmas Choir Concert
To Feature Carols
Of Foreign Lands
Christmas carols representative
sf many land’s will compose the an
nual program of the Polyphonic
’hoir, which will be given Decem
ber 12 in the music auditorium.
Paul Petri, professor of music,
vill direct the concert.
Carols from almost every coun
ty will be included in the list, Mr.
Petri has announced.
“I want to give people an idea
jf what carols are being sung in
sther lands," he said. “One of the
nost interesting numbers will be
’Twas the Moon,’ an Indian carol
ind one of the first sung on Man
lattan island by the Indians."
Mildred Blackbume, *37, who
vas a campus visitor for home
•oming is employed as reporter on
he Bend Bulletin.
The state board of higher educa
tion will not take any action on the
OSC invasion of the University
campus, Chancellor Hunter said
last night. The meeting was ad
journed Monday afternoon without
any formal mention being made of
the affair.
University officials were well
satisfied with the outcome of the
OSC trek to Eugene, as no serious
injuries were reported, and since
the result was more of a jovial cele
bration than a mob riot.
Dean Commends Attitude
Virgil D. Eearl, dean of men,
commended the attitude of Univer
sity men in restraining from vio
lence, and refraining from attack
ing the OSC contingents until the
Staters brought it upon themselves
on their fourth round of the cam
pus by throwing objects at nearby
Oregon students.
The first three rounds of the
parading OSC students were kept
orderly, with retaliation from Ore
gon men not coming until provoked
by the Staters, Dean Earl said.
OSC Has ‘Swell Time’
“After the celebration was fin
ished, I heard about five dripping
wet OSC men on Willamette telling
each other what a swell time they
had had,” he said, which proved the
general atmosphere of the occasion
was an amiable one.
No information as to what action
the Oregon State administration
would take following the general
walkout of students Monday was
available last night, altho^-h the
indications were that no action was
Rhodes Scholarship
Test Date Advanced
Exam to Be Saturday
Intentions Must Be
Filed Thursday
Candidates for the Cecil Rhodes
scholarship will be examined at an
earlier date than was first an
nounced, it was revealed by the
foreign scholarship committee yes
terday. University students who
wish to try for the Oxford scholar
ship will appear before the com
mittee on Saturday, October 30, at
10 a.m., instead of on Sunday, as
previously announced.
The advanced date of examina
tion will make it necessary for all
candidates to file intentions to
compete with Mrs. Clara L. Fitch,
secretary of the graduate division,
in room 202 Johnson hall by Thurs
day, October 28.
Donald E. Hargis
Announces Radio
Writing Contest
Donald E. Hargis, instructor in
speech, yesterday announced a ra
dio forum contest open to all stu
dents interested and sponsored by
the speech department.
Contestants will write 15-minute
radio forum scripts on topics of
current interest. The contest closes
December 2. The scripts will be
used on the broadcasts over radio
station KOAC during winter and
spring terms.
Further information may be ob
tained in Mr. Hargis’ office in the
speech department of Friendly hall.
YW Will Nominate
Frosh Commission
At Today's Meeting
YWCA frosh commission candi
dates will be nominated today at
i p.m. in the YW bungalow.
Laurie Sawyer is in charge of the
meeting and asks that each living
organization, including both wo
men’s co-ops and Orides, indepen
dent organization, send a freshman
delegate to the meeting.
The frosh commission is the ex
ecutive body of the freshman class
of the YWCA and corresponds to
the YW cabinet. The commission
is in charge of all freshman pro
jects and drives.
Election date will be determined
at the meeting Wednesday,