Extra Hours for Auditions to Be Held This Evening ©reoon HP €mmtld 2600 Close Speaks at Gerlinger Hall at 11 This Morning VOLUME XXXIX UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1938 NUMBER 75 U. OF O- LIBRARY CAMPUS far Eastern Correspondenttotalk in GerlingerThisMorning World Known Writer Slated For Assembly Upton Close to Speak Of Events, Travels In India, Orient World famous traveler, news commentator and writer, Upton Close—originally Josef Washing ton Hall—will speak at an 11 ' o'clock assembly at the University of Oregon today in Gerlinger hall, where he will be introduced to the student body by Dean Victor P. Morris of the school of business administration. Close has been acknowledged one of the foremost authorities on af fairs in India, China, and Japan for the past fifteen years, follow ing his wide experience with the people and events of modern west Alaska. After his graduation from a university in Washington, D. C., Close began a career in the Far East which has included participa tion in the student revolution of 1919, the editorship of the world's oldest newspaper in Peking, relief work in Shensi during the famine of 1920 and spectator at the great earthquake of Kensu. Survives Cholera His book about this last experi ence, "Where the Mountains Walked," resulted in his election to the Explorers’ club of New York. He survived cholera during this expedition, by the use of kero sene oil and opium. This is only one of the many times he has been reported dead, only to reappear, “bringing the corpse with him." He held the position of chief of foreign affairs in the staff of Gen eral Wu, patriotic dictator of Chi na, until he became the victim of typhoid fever, and returned to America. Rooks Published In America he has been a part of the University of Washington staff, where he introduced a course on Pacific Asian life, literature and politics. He has published books, written articles for syndicates, talked over the radio, until he is recognized as one of the most able of contemporary correspondents on *" the interpretation of social and po litical developments in Japan, Chi na and India. He has made tours each year to the Orient for the past ten years, taking American students with him. In 1929, Close revisited India to confer with Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru, Mme. Naidu and others close to the heart of political de velopment in that country. Labor Trouble Hits Montana Music Grouo By ALYCE ROGERS Determined student musicians of Montana State university put a quick stop to the college spring musical comedy with their de mands for union wages during re ' hearsals. The students had collected $400 for backing the show, but the amount was not enough to meet the demands for the union wage. The show was abandoned and all student musicians were directed by the union to sign up and re ceive a union wage for all rehear sals and productions. * * * Sillyogism ... To be understood is to make sense. To make sense is to coin money. To coin money is 20 years in A 1 c a t r|a z. Therefore, what’s the use of being under stood?—Indiana Daily. * * * The King's English ... That’s what is required of the students from the University of ¥ Pennsylvania. For the first time, a law has been passed giving the faculty power to withhold degrees if the student has not “achieved a satisfactory standard in written and spoken English.” And what’s more, the rule’s being enforced. Education Majors To Hear L. C. Moffitt Education majors will hear Law rence C. Moffitt, county school superintendent, spoke on “Teacher Problems” at Westminster house last night. The meetings have been arrang ed to be held every week to help some hundred students of the Uni versity, who plan to be teachers, receive practical advice for their work. The meeting will be an in formal discussion in which all stu 542 Audition For Emerald Announcers Turnout Necessitates Adding Recording1 Hours; Girls Seen to Have Edge The second day of the Daily Emerald-Lucky Strike news com mentator audition boosted the total of competing students to 542 when the ASUO office was closed last night at 10 o'clock. According to > Gene Sheridan, conducting the au- I ditions for Luckies, Oregon was 10 behind the University of Texas yesterday, the only other school receiving the auditions at the pres ent time. Originally scheduled for only two more afternoon programs, to day and Friday, Sheridan said that an additional evening audition will be held tonight from 7 to 10 o' clock, with Friday’s afternoon au dition concluding the trials. Girls Have Edge Girls seemed to have a slight edge on the boys for confidence and voice tone, Sheridan said, which was also true the first day. Listening to the students as they filed into the audition room, spoke for a few seconds, received a slip entitling them to a “flat fifty” of Luckies is very interesting, accord ing to Walt Vernstrom, Emerald advertising manager. Students Show Variety He said everything from timor ous, quavering voices from thoroughly scared students to bold, confident tones such as Paul Stew art’s, who announces over KORE, were represented. The entrants will be narrowed to two finalists, who will be regularly employed broadcasting the “Ore gon Emerald of the Air” over KORE each week. They will re ceive $10 a week for approximately 12 minutes work. Edison Marshall Contest Entries Sent to Portland The 24 entries submitted in the Edison Marshall short story con- , test were sent to the judges in ; Portland yesterday by the journal ism office. First prize of $50 and a second prize of $25 are offered in the con- ' test which closed Tuesday. The contest is sponsored by Edi- • son Marshall, noted short story writer, who attended the Univer sity. Mr. Marshall won the O. Henry Award for the best short story in 1927. 1 Judges, Dean Alfred Powers of the Portland extension, John Haw- ■ kins, Portland professional writer, and Margaret Goodall, retired Uni- ■ versity high school teacher, are expected to announce their decision in several weeks. Coeds Watch McPherson - The Butcher Students enrolled in the foods class at the home economic school last night had the oppor tunity to supplement their ‘‘book larnin.” An actual demonstra tion showed them from which parts of the beef certain meat cuts were taken for preparation of various cuts. The demonstration was con ducted by Mr. McPherson from Dixon’s. McPherson, during the demon stration, told the group which cuts were the choicest, and the uses for each cut. He also di vulged some of the “secrets of the trade” used to make the cut appear more desirable to the customer. MONTGOMERY SPEAKS Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery of the school of education addressed a class in the men’s division of the Portland YMCA. 'Bottoms Up' Maxine Glad, Gyp, and Jean Seliaefer... coeds drink lemon ‘cokes,’ the dojf goes thirsty. Cokes Cop Campus Thirst-Quench Titled A Couple of Tags/ Cokes, Deck of Cards Replace Two-Straws-in-a-Soda' Love of Last Generation By BETTY HAMILTON “Lemon coke, please,” cries the Oregon student as he leans against the counter of the local college hangouts. Newt Smith, proprietor of the College Side, says "Lemon cokes are I the most popular drink served.” He estimates that in his restaurant alone, five to eight gallons of syrup are used each day—about a hun dred cokes to a gallon. From this survey, it is evident Oregon students [JO, UW Speakers Hold Forum Tonight reams Will Discuss Labor Problems at 730 p.m. The men’s public discussion rroup from Oregon will meet with epresentatives of the University >f Washington in a public sym- . JOsium on “The Labor Situation” ; onight at Gerlinger alumni room, , starting at 7:30. , The forum, which is being spon- s :ored by the Order of the Mace, i speech honorary, alternates each i 'ear between the two campuses. i University students taking part \: vill be Marshall Nelson, Louis I s totenberg, John Luvaas, Kessler Cannon, Richard Romane, Zane Cemler, and George Luoma. They (Please turn to page four) \ '< ire coking” in a big way. Looking back into the history of the past generation, the favorite irink of the lads and lassies was the ice cream soda, but now the lumber of sodas sold per day aver iges two or less. Replaces Two Straws Instead of young love over two straws and a soda flavored with flushes and coy glances, two cokes, ;wo cigarettes, a deck of cards and i discussion of affairs at large, characterizes this generation. Through1 interviews with fellow itudents it was found that the argest number of “cokers” were >f the feminine sex regardless of he fact that cokes contain about >ne hundred calories. Among the nale customers, beer and cokes an a close race. Friday and Sat irday being “beering” days with a inubbing attitude towards the :okes by the masculine sex. HOLLIS LEADS FIRESIDE Orlando J. Hollis led discussion it Alpha hall fireside last night. Woo Woo, It's A Foo or Two For Me or You “Indra?" , “I never met any," said Bob Pollock. “Sounds like the name of a book or an author," ven tured Lloyd Hoffman. “It’s Russian for ice cream,” said George Godfrey, head of the University news bureau. But none were right, or per haps all were right, explained Zollie Volchok, noted publicizer of local events. He queried cam pus luminaries on the meaning of such words as "Indra,” “Vilasa,” and “Lanka Banana,’’ to get grist for his publicity mill, which is at present grinding out Uday Shan Kar material. He got it. Koch Wins Rhythm Revue by Coin-flip Tied in Points With Phillippi; Gets Free Merchandise Karl Koch of the Beta house won the Emerald Rhythm Revue ‘‘Mu sical Questionnaire" last night by a flip of a coin. Koch and Dick Phil lippi of Phi Delt were tied in the quiz score and a flip of the coin decided the winner of the Joe Rich ards merchandise order. Questions featured a group of “title twisters” in which song ti tles were expressed in “five gallon” words for the contestants to un scramble. Other questions con cerned orchestra theme songs and radio programs. Babe Binford’s band swung out for the broadcast with “The Snake Charmer” and a Cab Calloway ar rangement of “Minnie The Mooch er.” Other numbers were: “You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart,” and “If It’s the Last Thing I Do.” Contestants quizzed besides Koch and Phillippi were Dorothy Good, Helen Pearson, and “Smoky” Whitfield. Bishop From Alaska Talks to Theta Chi Rev. Peter T. Rowe, bishop of the diocese of Alaska of the Epis copal church, spoke at a fireside at the Theta Chi Tuesday night. He told of his adventures in Alas ka where he has spent the greater part of his life. He is the father of Paul Rowe, Oregon student. With Bishop Rowe were Rev. Benjamin D. Dagwell, bishop of the diocese of Oregon, and Rev. Howard R. White, rector of St. Mary’s church in Eugene. Student Union, Rally Reform, Class Voting Topics of Meet Today I Junior Weekend Theme Contest Deadline Moved Extension Made Until Wednesday? Cash, Tickets Are Prizes Listed by Kemler Extension of the Junior weekend theme contest until next Wednes day was announced yesterday by Zane Kemler, junior class presi dent. The contest is open to any one interested in submitting a sug gestion for the theme of this year’s Junior Weekend, gala event of the spring term. The winning suggestion is worth a firft prize of $20, while the au thor of the second best suggestion will receive two tickets to the canoe fete, two tickets to the Hel en Jepson concert, and a ticket to the Junior prom. Third prize will be two tickets to the canoe fete and two to the Helen Jepson con cert, Kemler said. Winning suggestion last year was the “Romantic Serenade” idea submitted by Constance Kletzer, who also won the year before. Theme ideas should be turned in at the secretary’s desk in the ASUO shack by next Wednesday. Judging will be by a special theme committee, which will pick the idea around which all of Junior weekend will be built. Jewett Contestants Will Speak Tonight A Jewett public speaking con test, based on the general topic, "Men and Machines,” will be held tonight in Vlllard assembly at 7:15. The six contestants, chosen by elimination from the extempore speaking classes, will be Lawrence Teeple, Irvin Mann, Leonard Clark, Martha Wodaege, George Swan, and Leo Kendrick. A new method of assigning the speakers’ topics will be used, said Professor Donald E. Hargis of the speech department. Speakers will draw various sub-topics from a hat an hour before the contest and :hen prepare their speech. The Emerald Rhythm Review Goes on the Air—The Boys 'Back Home' Listen Don Kennedy and \\ indy Kauiman . . . pul miuu^u their paces. Mass Mattingly and crew . . . loaf and listen; try to answer the questions first. Executive Committee to Instruct Planning Board in Spending of $30,000; ASUO May Control Class Elections Instruction of the newly-formed student union board as to its duties as well as discussions of the proposed rally reform and class election control will be the business taken up at the noon meeting of the ASUO executive committee at the Anchor age, said Prexy Barney Hall last night. The student planning board has been working since its Wedding Bells Will Peal Forth At Bridal Show Outstanding among YW ac tivities on the campus this year will be tonight’s "Wedding Belles” pageant, being presented at 8:15 at the music auditorium. Nearly one hundred students from the campus will take part in a pageant of wedding cere monies. A colonial wedding party will feature Elizabeth Ann DeBusk and Frank Drew as the bridal couple. Little Colonel Mary Jane Mahoney and Jack Euders, bri dal couple for the modern mili tary wedding, will be attended by Margaret Carlton as maid-of honor and Bob Goodfellow as best man. The surprise package of the evening will be the futuristic wedding, in which the ideal cam pus couple, Marjorie Bates and Pete Mitchell, will be bride and groom. An interesting part of the program will be the parade of old wedding gowns. Harold Strawn will wear a 95-year-old men’s wedding costume. General chairman of the affair is Ellamae Woodworth. Hawaiian Movies Billed for Tonight By Condon Group Motion pictures taken on a re cent trip through the South Sea islands and Hawaii will be shown to members of the Condon club by Dr. J. R. Wetherbee, Eugene phy sician, at a meeting tonight at 7:30 at the home of Dr. Warren D. Smith. ~'r. Wetherbee will accompany pictures with a discussion of the rarious islands he visited. Among the interesting events which he will discuss is the earth quake which occurred while he was in Honolulu. Circulation of Books Grows Neai Mid-term An increase of 947 books checked out in the circulation department of the University library for the first week of February this year was observed over that of last year by Miss Bernice Rise, circulation libra rian. This larger number is unusual, Miss Rise says, since the library is operating with a smaller staff. A little less considerable was the increase in books checked out for the entire month of Jan uary this year over that of last. It amounts to about 1463 more books in the circulation depart ment. Accounting for the increase, Miss Rise pointed out that many mid-term exams came during the first week of February. YWCA SELL TWISTS Members of the Frosh Commis sion of the YWCA conducted a sale on the campus Wednesday. “Maple Twists” were sold from various stands about the campus and freshman girls called their wares to the students as they passed. Grace Irwin was in charge of the sale. appointment two weeKs ago to pre pare for its study of the needs of this campus. Ways to employ the $30,000 available and to raise ad ditional funds will be found by the group after it has met with the executive committee today. Reform Proposed A proposed reform of the rally committee consisting of control by the executive group and advisor ship of a faculty committee will come in for discussion. Latest sug gestion to the reform is to have a merit system of membership on the pep squad with appointments coming after four years of ! activ ity work.” Under such a plan it has been suggested that an award of a letter be given the rally chair man. Although the junior class i'e cently voted to control its own elections, the plan to bring class elections under the ASUO guidance has not been scrapped, Hall said. The other classes will be broached on the proposed vote-check sys tem. Hall said that definite action on voting by proxies in the ASUO election will be taken today. Spring Drive Plans Due Plans to help the ASUO spring term drive will be made by the committee. A chairman to head the card drive may.be named. Hall stated that some discussion of the battleship Oregon fund drive will come before the group. An attempt will be made also to straighten out the difficulties aris ing from the awarding of various types of athletic letters. Lack of Help Keeps Libe Rooms Locked Librarian Douglass Says More Space Is Not Needed “Insufficient help,” was the answer given yesterday by M. H. Douglass, University librarian, as to why seminar and reading rooms on the third floor of the library are kept locked. The reason for their being locked is not, he says, fear that people may go in there to smoke, al though, he added, smoking in the rooms might be dangerous. If the rooms on the third floor were kept open it would necessi tate the placing of an extra atten dant there. The library at present is running with a smaller staff than last year, and has not enough helpers in the busy rooms. Mr. Douglass said he was given a report that the library could get along without the use of these rooms, so he gave the order that they were not to be used unless it was absolutely necessary. As to the question of smoking in the browsing room, Mr. Doug lass stated that he believes it un desirable. Smoke would fill the entire place and make the room distasteful except for smoking, he said. Sigma Delta Psi Initiates Three Men Sigma Delta Psl, national ath letic honorary, recently initiated Jim Buck, Harry Weston, and A. 3. Berry, who completed tests to make the honorary. Harry Weston was elected presi Jent of the club a few minutes af ter he was initiated.