Class Presidents Refused to Be Taxed By Oregana Levy High School 'Eds' Convene for 13th Newspaper Meet . VOLUME XXXIX NUMBER 23 High School Editors To Review Problems At Conference Todau 87 Prep News Chiefs Gather for Two-Day Convention; Talks Fill Program Program, Page 3 Eighty-three high school news paper editors from every corner of the state will gather on the campus today to start a two-day session of i meetings and discussions of their problems. A full program, topped by pre sentation of awards for the best high school papers, is ready for the editors. The convention will open this morning at 9:30 in the journalism building when delegates register and housing arrangements are made. Discussion of newspaper ; problems, dinner, and entertain ^ ment is scheduled for the meeting. Hall to Open Session The young editors will get down to the business of the weekend when Barney Hall, ASUO presi dent, opens the morning assembly with a welcoming speech. Dean Eric W. Allen of the school of journalism will begin discussions with a talk on how to deal diplo matically with the school authori ties and the best news sources. The dean's talk will be followed by a discussion led by Jerry Coates, editor of the Benson Tech Pep. “Can We Make It Worth the Space?” will be the topic of Paul Deutschmann, associate editor of The Emerald, the next speaker on the schedule. He will be followed by a discussion led by Juanita Van Vickie, editor of the Jeffersonian of Portland. To Talk Mimeographing Michi Yasui, assistant editor of V-the Hood River Guide will talk on problems of the mimeograph with editors of that type of paper. With a talk by Bob Pollock, Em erald columnist on features, fiction, and humor in high school papers the morning session will come to a close. (Please turn to paeje three) Prof and Class Surprised by Psych Studes By ALYCE ROGERS An economics class at the Uni versity of Washington under Pro fessor Joseph Demmery was more than taken aghast when a young lady burst into the last Friday lec ture, slammed an electric bulb on the floor, and announced, “Hell, this is the dullest lecture I’ve ever been in!’’ The incident was a mystery to the econ class until several psy chology professors came to Dem mery with apologies and explana tions. As part of an experiment in reactions, the coed had been sent from the psychology class with orders to return with the denuncia tion and light globe. In her excite ment, she got her rooms mixed. Poor Pa! University women spend annual ly for formal dresses approximate ly $142,936.78 according J:o the Daily California published at Berkeley. And for formal shoes, they put out $51,077.88, and to smell sweet, they pay $5,599.88 for perfumes. < - No More Wallflowers “Live Alone and Like It” has a strong competitor these days at the University of Oklahoma, for a professor in the psychology de partment there sees no reason for students to develop into wall flowers, homebodies, or mere in consequential beings just because they are afraid of starting con versations, or have a desire to hide from visitors. To aid such students this pro fessor has established a psycho logical guidance center to iron out such mental wrinkles. To find out just what is wrong “upstairs,” the professor gives a quiz consisting ^ of several sets of questions. Upon determination of the emotional trouble the individual is given cer tain prescribed activities for cor rective purposes. Record Size Group Eyes Rhodes Honor Elimination Exam Saturday to Reduce Number to Four Greater than any past year of the University is the registration for the Rhodes scholarship exam ination which is to be in room 202 Johnson hall on Saturday, October 30, according to reports received yesterday from the graduate office. Twenty applications have been received, two of which were inelig ible because of age limitations. Terms of the will of the late Cecil John Rhodes provided 32 scholar ships for United States students to Oxford university, England, be tween the ages of 18 and 24. Each applicant will be called be fore the foreign scholarship com- i mittee for half an hour on Satur day, beginning at 10 a.m. and con tinuing until 10:30 p.m., with one hour intervals at the lunch and dinner hour. Oregon has sent ten students to Oxford since the scholarship was granted to the United States in 1903. Robert Hayter in 1934 was preceded by David Williams, who took a ‘first” in the school of en gineering at the English university, and Robert F. Jackson in 1931, who took a “first” in mathematical physics. Theodore Ruch, ‘28; Al fons Korn, ‘27; Clinton Howard, ‘25; Arthur Rosebrough, ‘24; Kirby Miller, ’21; Luton Ackerson, T6, and Don Stuurman, graduate stu dent in ’33 are other Rhodes schol ars who represented the local cam pus. Four men will be chosen by the committee to contend in the ex amination at Portland on Decem ber 16 and 18. NY A Employees' Checks on Hand At Administration Salary checks for NYA work ers are ready for delivery at window 2, second floor of the administration building. They should be called for Immediately, and may be obtained today be tween the hours of 8 to 12 and 1 to 3. In accordance with govem men regulations, checks not called for promptly will be re turned to the Portland head quarters. _ Masquerade Party Given by Hunt Club The Eugene Hunt club held its regular meeting and social ride last Wednesday evening in Hhe form of a Hallowe’en masquerade party. Many townspeople filled the guest box as spectators. Hal Young and Wayne Morse of the faculty were attired in Bavarian and Span ish costume. Mrs. Wayne Morse wore a Little Red Riding Hood costume. Rose Mary O'Donald, Jane Wes ton, Elaine Goodell, and Paul Washke were also appropriately attired in masquerade costume. New Piggers' Guide To Come Off Press First of Next Week Oregon’s student directory, known as the “Pigger’s Guide,” will be off the press the first part of next week. It will be available at the ASUO office and the Uni versity Co-op. The guide has been given a new cover and revamped throughout. The book will have the list of names and addresses of all Oregon students and faculty members, an up-to-date map of the campus, ■ floor plans of the new libe and oth ler information. Mr. Red Ike and Mr. Black Ike The roles of Red Ike and Black Ike in the University theater’s “Roadside” play tonight will be taken by Jack Lewis, left, and Kddie Hearn, right. Drama Season Starts Tonight With Formal Opening of'Roadside' The University's drama season gets under way tonight at 8:30 with the formal opening of “Roadside” by Lynn Riggs. The play di rected by Ottilie Turnbull Seybolt, features such campus favorites as Gerry Smith, Gayle Buchanan, Walden Boyle, Roy Swartz, and Bill Dougherty in the leading roles. Tuxes and dark suits for men and long dresses for women will be 11 Beavers Pay $5 Apiece for !Loaded' Cars Maybe OSC provoked the riot —maybe they didn’t. But 11 Beavers were $5 poorer yester day as a result of their trip to Eugene. Cause of their loss were fines handed out by Justice of the Peace L. R. McGinnis of Corval lis, for driving with an obstruct ed view. The 11 traffic offend ers were given tickets by state police on their return trip from this campus last Monday. Their cars, like those of the Beavers who were lectured by a Junc tion City justice Monday, were covered with 10 to 20 returning ralliers. Reports from Corvallis indi cated that the campus is back to normal. No official word has been spoken in regard to the rec ord breaking rally and riot, but authorities are believed to be investigating. Prof. Gage to Probe Japan Econ Set-Up Discussing the subject, “Japan ese Economic Structure,” Daniel Gage, professor of business ad ministration, will speak over sta tion KOAC at Corvallis tonight from 8:15 to 9:00. Mr. Gage’s talk will include the discussion of the government con trol of Japanese railroads and in dustries. The speaker, over the school sta tion, next Monday, will be Victor P. Morris, dean of the school of business, discussing the subject "Is Another Depression Near at Hand.” Eddie's Host Dr. Robert Ley, leader of the German labor front, will entertain the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during their visit in Germany. The Windsors will not be entertained at official receptions, but will visit Krupp iron works. in order for tonight's performance, cider and doughnuts will be served between acts. The production is a rollicking fast-moving comedy of early days in the Oklahoma territory. An especially fine bit part is being turned in by Janet Felt as Mrs. Foster, community snoop. To Repeat Performance The play will be repeated on Saturday night, the performance beginning at 8 p.m. Atmospheric music is provided by special songs performed in costume by Bob Hen derson and Hugh Simpson accom panied by Miss Felt. Subscription tickets good for five University theater productions this year will be on sale at the box office tonight. Phi Sigs to Attend Fraternity Meeting President Vernon Cougill, Bud Smith, Morrie Henderson, Stan Hobson, Frank Hitchcock, and Car ter Fetsch will leave this afternoon for Pullman to attend a regional conclave of Phi Sigma Kappa fra ternity. On Saturday they plan to wit ness the Washington State-South ern California football game. Coeds Give Up Plan to Fight Deans Ruling Upperclass Women Discourage Filing Proposed Petition of Redress Acting; on the advice of upper class women in their individual houses, pledges who had planned to protest the special regulations placed on them for walking out, yesterday abandoned their half formed petition of redress. With only the skeleton of a petition for a new hearing of their case started, pledges in one house held informal discussions to deter mine the support they would get. Cooperation Lacking Discouragement came from the upperclass women, who, it is be lieved, feared the results of any move which might not secure one hundred per cent backing of all the hulletin””” Presidents of the pledge class es of six sororities which have been placed on social probation for participating in walkouts met last night for the purpose of dis cussing the publicity arising from the penalties imposed by the discipline committee. 'Hie following statement was issued: “We have not and do not in tend to sign any petition, hut wish to accept the penalties im posed by the discipline commit tee of the heads of houses in a manner becoming University women. We regret that the mat ter has received so much public ity, and that the dean of women’s office has been unduly criti cized.” pledges affected by the ruling, i With none of the houses wishing to take the initiative, plans for the petition were dropped. Opinion on the special rulings on walkouts ( some of which came two weeks ago) was sounded out a week ago, said one pledge class president, and it was decided at that time to abide by the decision handed down. Houses Enforce Rules Rules binding the pledges whr. walked out for this week allow them—no dates, no shows, no ex change desserts, no eating in cam pus food shops, and no visits or shopping down town. Several of the houses had placed individual discipline rules on the pledges be fore the campus rulings were made. In spite of several of the houses having to present “pledgeless” (Please turn to page three) 1Larrupin' Lawyers Slate Stable Stomp By V. GATES FLASH! Wayne L. Morse, generalissimo and charge d’ affaires of the legal students (not that Oregon has any illegal students) today purchased a new pair of riding boots in anticipation of the Stable Stomp, slated for the social schedule sometime soon, according to Ed Raudsep, chairman of chairmen. After a pilgrimage to the Oregon State campus in Benton county Classes Moved From Journalism For Editors' Meet Because of high school press conference sessions the follow ing classes will meet in the fol lowing rooms: 8:00, Sociology 351, Moore, 102 journalism. 9:00, History 104, Ganoe, 8 commerce 10:00, Philosophy 201, Town send, 108 Villard. 1:00, Philosophy 111, Rebec, 105 McClure. 2:00, Social Science 101, Knott, 105 McClure. US Municipal Tour Finished by Kehrli Herman Kehrli, director of the Oregon bureau of municipal re | search, will return today from a trip through the Middle West and the South. In Chicago, New Or leans, Los Angeles, and San Fran cisco, Mr. Kehrli conferred with officials on problems of municipal government. He has been gone ap proximately three weeks. yesterday to learn the latest quirks and quickies of the Barnyard shuf fle, the dance committee of the Oregon law school quickly an nounced that final plans were near ing completion and that “it was only a matter of slime until the big affair.'’ A hurried interview with Jason (Parson) Lee, Barney (Klickety Klix) Klicks, and Joe (Danny) Devers disclosed that the lawyers have forsaken the briefs and cases and musty records for the more plebian pastime of shuffle, shuffle, who’s going to shuffle ? Howard Galton, editor of the Law Review, was found briefing cases on a shuffle-board and Reva Herns, de mure cherub of the institution, was imitating the present dance craze, the “truckin’ ” Ineme by raising her fore-finger on her right hand toward the high heavens and chanting “Shuffle off to Buffalo.” Whether this was natural reaction from her recent appointment as “social dictator” or a sincere effort to “swing” into line, was a hotly debated subject. One week hence a caravan of hay-wagons, laden with bales of straw, sacks of wheat, and law studes will parade the campus and (Please turn to paye three) Class Presidents Defy Oregana T ax Drum Majoress Added to Staff Of Oregon Band No longer will the Oregon bnml have to follow its nose literally because of the lack of a drum major. John Stehn, director of the band, has not only got someone to “step it" in front of the play ers, but he has managed to add a feminine touch, by securing Mary Ellen Williams, junior in business administration, as UO drum “majoress.” Mary Ellen, who was formerly the honorary colonel for the Gettysburg Military academy, tried out with the band last Tuesday, satisfied all specifica tions, and will be official major ess from now on complete with baton, swing skirt, and high hat. Mrs. FDR, F. Perkins Will Talk for $2000 For .$500 and $1500 respectively, Madame Frances Perkins and Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt have offered to address student assem blies at the University, letters from secretaries of the two famous lad ies received yesterday at the stu dent activities office proclaimed. Miss Perkins will make a tour of Western states some time in January when she will talk on labor conditions. For $1500 Mrs. Roosevelt offered to give a one hour lecture on women in politics some time during winter term. George Root, educational activi ties manager, filed diplomatic re plies declining the engagements. It was pointed out that the calendar for the year was full and that the nationally - known personalities scheduled to appear were being paid $75 for their appearances. Girls Rifle Team Being Organized , On UO Campus About 30 girls turned out yes terday for the first meeting of the gir ls’ rifle team which was held in the ROTC building. This team will be managed by Miss Lucille Bachman and under the supervision of Miss Russell, a physical education instructor. Ser geant Harvey Blythe will again coach the team. The rifle squaefwill be limited to 48 members, and a team will be chosen by an elimination after they have practiced a while. A beginner’s class will be open for registration for one week. Practice will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on the ROTC range, and the rifles will be supplied by the ROTC. Business Honorary To Banquet Tonight Honoring C. L. Kelly, professor of business administration, Beta Alpha Phi, national honorary fra ternity of accountants, will hold a banquet at the Del Key cafe to night at 6:00. Mr. Kelly recently completed i trip to New York attending the annual convention of the institute of accountants. At the banquet tonight he will tell of the questions discussed at this convention, relative to ac counting problems. -r -W - -r -r -r -r -r -r V -r -r ^ Small Campus Steamroller Is Eye Deceiver Students with visions of a midget steam roller as a room ornament or reposing in the house trophy case may as well forget their dreams for the ma chine being used to roll the drive and walk in back of Susan Campbell is no toy. The machine, probably the smallest steam roller in exis tence, is of such diminutive pro portions that the operator must control it from ^ seat on the side, thereby arousing fears in the minds of spectators that the steel midget might topple over from the extra weight. However, size is apparently no indication of true capacity, for the roller, in spite of its un dersized proportions, is no feath er in weight, tipping the scales at two and a half tons, accord ing to its proud operator. Student Geologists Talk Catlow Finds Members of the Condon club, a group of students and professors interested in geology and anthro pology, met at the home of Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of the de partment of geology and geogra phy, Thursday night to discuss work done this summer at the Cat low caves in eastern Oregon. A party of students spent six weeks at these vaces this past summer under the leadership of Dr. L. S. Cressman, professor of anthropology, studying records of an early race of men who inhabited this region. Moving pictures taken at the caves this summer were shown and several letters from authorities in terested in the work which has been done were read to the group by Dr. Smith. They Ate Crow Tasting anil testing canned crow meat for the first time, F. It. Wilcox, left, vice-president of the federal surplus commodities cor poration, and J. Frank Grimes, president of the independent grocers alliance, proclaimed the meat was tender hut further experimentation was necessary. Officers State Funds Are for Activities; Say $300 Total Levy Grossly Unfair Answering the challenge of the Oregana business staff to pay $75 apiece or be left out of the year book, Oregon's four class officers, Gleason Payne, Dick Litfin, Zane Kemler, and Charles Irwin, yester day flatly refused to donate the levy out of their respective class treasuries. The assessment was announced by Business Manager Howard Overback as a new levy this year for the 1938 yearbook, to care for increased cost of production. Too Many Assessments Class officers objected on the grounds that students had already paid for their book with the $5 initial fee, and more through as sessments on living organizations, and campus honoraries, and that a general assessment on classes was unfair. Junior Prexy Kemler said last night that he had originally been informed by Overback that the only assessment on his class would be $135 to the Oregana to put out the campus humor magazine, Scruples. Kemler said, after be ing informed of the additional $75 levy, that he was going to “think twice” before paying the Oregana for Scruples. This would necessitate the Ore gana putting the magazine out without the customary assistance from the junior class. Dick Litfin, soph class prexy, said his class members expected a fair return on their class cards in activities, and that he couldn’t tell them their activities were going to consist of two pages on the sopho more class in the Oregana. Class Officers Waiting Charles Irwin, senior prexy, said, "It’s for the class officers to take their stand, stick to it, and wait to hear from the business mana ger of the Oregana.” Gleason Payne said he believed the assessment unjust, and could not afford to donate such a sum from the class treasury. Indications were last night the controversy was rapidly gaining the proportions of a major campus conflict, and that ultimate settle ment would probably come from the executive council of the Uni versity. If the question is brought before the council and the decision is handed down that the Oregana must include classes without the levy, such will be the procedure, if they say “pay or else,” that also, will be followed. Campus | Calendar C. K. Stalaberg, University cash ier, announces that all final in stallment fees (registration fees, non-resident fees, and student body fees) must be paid by 3 o’clock, November 10. Short silk dresses for women and dark suits for men will be in order for the junior-senior ball, Anne Frederickson, campus social chair man, said yesterday. All Lutherans are invited to a Hallowe’en party which is to be held Friday night at a private lodge up the McKenzie river. Cars will leave the Luthern church at 6:30. Please have you reservations made by 6 o’clock by seeing John Lubaks or by calling 1305W. There will be a social swim at Gerlinger pool tonight at 7:30. University students are sponsor ing a non-masquerade Hallowe’en party at the Baptist church tonight at 7:30. No change was shown in the number iV’ patients at the infirm ary yesterday. Those on the sick list were: Jean Rawson, Frances McCoy, Eleanor Koepp, Marion Bjugstrad, Oleanna Dyekman, Pat Taylor, Jean Gulovson, Margaret Me Nab, Bert Adams, Robert Stone, Burton Barr, Russell Inskeep, and Robert Moore.