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By BOB POLLOCK
TRAGEDY WHERE .!OY once reigned supreme, sorrow where
happiness was king, gloom where—but why go on ? She has went,
she has gone, she will never bee seen again, not none no more.
Mrs. Dionne is dead. Preceding her in death were pups I and 2:
following her to the happy hunting ground whose soil is thickly
bestrewn with meat-laden hones were pups 3 and 4.
Only one remains.
IT WAS OBVIOUS almost from the first that Mrs. Dionne had
the Indian sign on her. The more realistic of the brothers thought
it was lack of sufficient nourishment before she staggered into the
SAE house that dark and stormy night more than a week ago. But
the lads who had ever read poetry, who had ever dropped a tear
at the fate of Lord Douglas’ daughter, knew it was not malnutrition
that hung the final strike on Minnie—we all called her Minnie, she
seemed to kind of like that—it was grief.
Not grief for the deaths of pups 1 and 2—she still had 3, 4, and
f> to live for—but grief over the defection of their father. She had
hoped that he’d behave like a thoroughbred—he’d always boasted
he was—and not like a w’uthless mongrel. She had hoped that he
would recognize their marital status; that he would make a lady
ALAS and ALACK, the bum didn’t come across. She was forced
to go into the world, to throw herself and her family on the mercy
of strangers, to beg for food.
I tell you it was grief that killed her.
Of the quintuplets born last week only one, as I said, remains.
But by the looks of the husky little codger he’ll grow into quite a
dog. Matter of fact he may even look up his old man some day
and hand the skunk the pasting he deserves. I hope he does.
# * # *
RIGHT NOW, THOUGH, he’s something of a problem. First
of all, he’s always hungry. Second, he hasn’t any teeth to he can t
eat what the rest of the lads stow away. Third, his eyes are still
shut and he can’t even see the tough situation he’s up against.
Fortunately, however, there is a dog fancier among the brothers.
Hugh Styles, Scotch and with a Scotchman’s love of animals, has
adopted the waif. Pup No. 5 sleeps in Foster-mother Styles’
room, ensconced comfortably in a pasteboard box. His bedroom
even has central heating with a hot water bottle placed in the
bottom of the box and blankets over that.
, EVERY THREE HOURS Styles must be on hand to feed No. 5
his bottle of warm milk. This is ,rather arduous and occasionally
No. 5 misses a feeding when the hour occurs in the middle of the
night or when Mr. Styles’ social season interferes. Generally, how
ever, all hands are on deck with the milk when the clock says it's
time for dinner or lunch as the case may be.
t): t|j * *
All this fuss and publicity over a homeless fox terrier and her
pups has rather upset one member of the household—Buck, the
mammoth St. Bernard. Before the arrival of Minnie and the little
Minnies, Buck was cock of the roost, the undisputed monarch of
all he surveyed. Now nobody pays mueli attention to him and lie
has taken to taking long walks with his head bowed and sorrow
written large on his gargantuan features.
It’s beginning to look as if it will take considerable diplomacy to
affect a rapprochment between Buck, 130-pound St. Bernard, and
No. 5, six-ounce mixture. .
C*TT"\T* C*TJTr\TRT By Bm c''n,mlnKs
r. y V 1>aul Deutchmann
Election time will soon bo
here for the choice of both new
student officers and state and
national officers, for next term
brings the direct primary in
which a large percentage of
Oregon students will be eligible
Roughly, the average number
of eligible voters in the state of
Oregon who take advantage of
their right of suffrage is 50 per
cent not a very high figure.
Many of those who fail to go to
the polls are eligible students in
the institutions of higher learn
ing, and the main reason they
do not vote is that they neglect
With spring vacation distant
only three weeks, it would lie a
good idea for students to plan to
register while they are home.
Then, with little inconvenience,
they can cast their votes here
at school by absentee ballot. In
this way they not only can take
part in state and national (‘lec
tions, but participate in the af
fairs of their own home pre
On the campus, speculation
along political lines has been
slow in cropping out this spring,
will there be rifts in the align
will there be rifts in the annul
ments this year, causing the
formation of new parties ? Var
ious events throughout the year
point to several minor, if not
Candidates have been hiding
out, but political talk involves
three juniors who may or may
not seek the ASUO presidency.
Brought to light, whether they
choose to run or not, they are:
Harry Weston of Alpha Tail
Omega, Zanc Kemlor of Delta
t'psilon, and .lack l.oehridge of
the Fiji house.
Complications aplenty arise
out of the prospects of these
three running for the office of
president. They are three big
politicos, and would probably
drag the votes of three fairly
equal blocs. Tt is too early, how
ever, to guess at party align
ments or even at the strength
of prospective candidates, who
will probably blossom out as
abundantly during the spring
months as dandelions in the
new WPA-transplanted grass.
In the Mail
To the Editor:
May I point out to you what
is most obviously a glaring ex
ample of “sensational journal
ism?" Yesterday a story was
run quoting Sophomore Class
Treasurer Dick Hutchison’s per
sonal beliefs on the handling of
class funds by the activities de
partment. I have every reason
to believe “Hutch ' wasn't ex
pecting an Emerald story on his
However, this is beside the
point—what captures my atten
tion is that the sensational as
pect given to his story was en
tirely out of proportion to the
news value of the story and
quite unnecessary even though
the Emerald’s policy must be
Furthermore there did not
seem to be even a routine check
to verify the facts of the story.
What I mean is this there is
not a $70 deficit in the class as
stated by the Emerald headline
and story but there is a $32 47
deficit. Hutchison obtained his
facts from the ASUO office, but
not from one authorized to give
such information for publics
tion without a close check.
However, the source of inform
ation probably did not know a
story would follow in The Em
As our fiscal year is not con
cluded and all the income has
not been collected (such as
spring term card sale receipts)
the "debt" will be cleared up.
Now, you are free to add no
end of "editor's notes" to "clar
ify" the facts as you see fit,
but what about "indiscreet"
handling of news?
Dick Lit fin.
(Editor's note: Treasurer
Dick Hutchison made his charg
es to an Emerald reporter.
What did he expect a funeral
The error in yesterday's news
story favored, rather than in
jured, Hutchison. It told only
his side We have every reason
to believe Hutchison expected
his remarks to be published.)
Mrs. Gertrude Phillips, secretary
it the physical education building,
s no longer connected with the
tepartment. Mrs. Phillips resigned
'o that she may visit her parents
LEROY MATTINGLY, Editor WALTER R. VERNSTROM, Manager
LLOYD TUPLINO, Managing Editor
Associate Editors: Paul Deutschmann, Clare Igoe.
The Ore-gon Daily Emerald, official student publication of the University of Oregon, published dally during the college year
except Sundays, Mondays, holidays and final examination periods. Entered as second-class mail matter at the postffice, Eugene,
Editorial Board: Darrel Ellis, Bill Peace, Margaret Bay, Edwin Robbins, A1 Dickhart, Kenneth Kirtley, Bernardine Bowman.
Alyce Rogers, Exchange Editor
Betty Jane Thompson, church editor
Milton Levy, assistant chief night editor
Bill Pengra, City Editor
Lew Evans, Assistant Managing Editor
Bill Norene, Sports Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Martha Stewart. Women’s Editor
Don Kennedy, Radio Editor
Rita Wright, Society Editor
The Soph Funds—Fully Accounted for
'^/I/TIEN you spend $680, have a capital on
linml of $55 and an income of $593,
there’s hound to bo a deficit. In national
government, defiicits may sometimes lie ex
plained. away—Imt <n class matters, with
class officials supposedly responsible for every
cent of the class’ funds, a deficit is of neces
sity attributed to poor management and bad
That’s exactly what happened in Ihe ease
of the sophomore class. Despite charges of
“indiscreet” handling of class funds by
(Sophomore Treasurer Dick Hutchison, every
penny of the money received from the sopho
more elas and every penny paid out in the
name of that class is entered on the books
of the associated students. And Treasurer
Hutchison should be glad that those entries
# * *■
CTARTING the year with about $55, the
sophomore class attempted to give its
members full value for Ihe investment they
made in purchasing class cards. The soph
calendar has been a full one, marked with
lliree major events. But, no matter how justi
fiable, tin' extended sophomore program has
not made money. It lost on each of the events
The figures, as tentatively reT,based in
round numbers from Ihe offices of ASUO
Bookkkeper Kd Walker, tell the following
The class started the year with $55.04. The
income for fall and. winter terms (to date)
has been $593, gathered from the following
sources: class card sales, $221.00; sophomore
informal, $243.50; sophomore whiskorino,
$128.50; sophomore mix, no income—but $7
worth of class cards were sold at the door.
* *■ *
sophomore event made money, although
only tin1 sophomore mix exceeded Ihe
figure budgeted for it. The mix, held Novem
ber 19, was budgeted at $92, cost $96; the in
formal, held December 4, budgeted at $29.>,
cost, $291.07; the whiskorino, .January 2!),
budgeted at 214.40, cost $155.40. So the three
dances cost $170 more than they made. In
addition, the class gave $50 to the ASUO as
a donation for tin* decoration of McArthur
court : $25 dollars was deducted by the ASUO
as a charge for handling sophomore funds, a
charge made to all classes; $41.06 was spent
for advertising: card sales, printing and pro
motion cost more than $12; sound car, $7; and
miscellaneous expenses in small sums bring
the total so far expended to over $680.
With an income of $593 and a starting
capital of $55, the sophomore class spent $680.
Which leaves the class treasury a little more
1 hail $32 in the hole.
nnil'ESH figures are a matter of record. The
requisitions for each of these sums—the
$25 charge for administering the funds is
deducted automatically as was the $12 item
covering expense to the ASUO in handling the
sale of cards—are also held by the ASUO and
have all been signed by supposedly reliable
In fact, all except two of the requisitions
on the dances were signed by Treasurer D'ujc
Hutchison himself. One of these was for a
cleanup bill, a legitimate expense which had
to he paid; and the other was for the last
minute hiring of a piano—which, incidentally,
was list'd at a dance where the chairman was
about $4 under the sum budgeted to him.
The .$50 decoration donation, which
Ifutehisou yesterday protested, was collected
by the A St JO after both Hutchison and Presi
dent Litfin bad signed a warrant, for it.
As a whole, the facts and figures in the
ease indicate Ihat Hutchison's charges are
unfounded and that his suggestion that a
separate banking system be set up for classes
# » #
^TNCE Ihe sophomore treasurer has indi
cated that lie will not be a candidate for
junior office this year, his statements can be
accepted without the usual suspicion attend
ing such pre-election denouncements. When
investigated they indicate, however, a need—
not for a change in the present system of
banking—but for more efficient class adminis
A deficit of $32 isn't as serious a matter as
the soph treasurer seems to thinlc it is.
(Hutchison stated in his original interview
with Emerald Reporter Phil Bladino that the
amount the class was behind was around $70.)
The class will have an opportunity to put its
treasury back on a sound basis with spring
term card sales and next year it should profit
heavily, as is the custom, on junior weekend.
Hut, the fact that a class treasurer and
other class officers have managed the affairs
of the group in such a manner as to incur a
deficit without realizing it is important.
* ' iif
^^ITARENTLY Treasurer Hutchison and
President Litfin have not worked to
gether— and apparently little or no effort lias
been made by either to keep the class’ books
up to date or to run the class’ business on a
Hutchison should be thankful rather than
sorry that the funds are in v\SPO hands. Had
they been administered through a private
account, Hutchison and other class officers
might have had great difficulty in proving
that the deficit was incurred through legiti
I here is no reason why an adequate check
system cannot be worked out through the
ASUO. While the money is in the student
body’s treasury, an attempt is made by Edu
cational Activities Manager George Root, to
get tin1 classes to budget their affairs and
watch their finances. This has been done this
year with each individual sophomore event.
Ihe class officers erred in attempting to pre
sent a too-ambitious program with tin' funds
class requisitions are honored or bills
paid by the ASI O bookkeeper unless
they are signed by Manager Root and the
ehixs treasurer. In a few cases, requisitions
have been accepted when signed by some
other responsible class officer, usually the
president and some expenditures have been
authorized directly by the president. If the
president does not see fit to advise the trea
surer ol such expenses and ask his signature,
Hint is scarcely the funds administratdr's
Hutchison s charges are almost entirely
unjustified. If lie wants reform, he should
(lean his own nest first—and certainly it
would be unwise to put his successor in office
on the spot by making him, with other class
officers, administrator of a private fund. The
opportunity for embezzling the money would
be so plainly afforded as to create constant
suspicion, no matter how trustworthy the
A Silent Sports Staff Tuesday
•priSSDAY tlu' “follow up” on one of flic
most publicized non-varsity sanies of
this year, the News vs. Sports annual easaba
melee, was conspicuously missing from the
sports page—by conspiracy.
Tin1 sports staff, it seems, having given the
affair a ferritic build up at the expense of
various news staff reputations, was reluctant
to report that the yearly sound drubbing had
been administered to its forces.
For, although the news staff played the
last half with its fifth string—the reserve
reserve-reserve reserves— on the door, final
score uas 45 to 111 for the Newsies.
* # *
poll the benefit of our 10,000 uneager fans
who did not jam the Igloo Saturday and
did not yell themselves hoarse. Rabbi Stani
slaus llobsonopolis, Greek news correspondent
from Palestine, led the bucketing with 10
points. .1. (Swee'pea) Pink played his usual
lousy game for the sports stall', making two
baskets before he was ejected from the game,
forcibly, with six personal fouls.
No comment could be obtained from bat
tered Sports Hditor Hill Norene last night.
Poach Pasero (.Blackjack George, San Quen
tin. \'!4) remarked that his boys “did too
imii‘li ot their practicing sitting down.’’
Rumors the sports men were importing’
live junior college lioopsters from Nevada
who would be eligible for next year’s fraeas
were prevalent but eould not be verified.
News staff players attributed their victory
to the fact they were able to score the most
baskets—i.e., putting the ball through the
hoop the most times—a common cause of
victory in such contests.
■DAT SUITS ME’
The editor had planned to ponder on peace
again in today's edition. He has been reading
weighty tomes on the possibilities of reconciling
and conciliating with cannon-belching cations.
But he went to the Hall Johnson concert in
Meany auditorium instead. Sure, he got a free
pass. Daily editors never pay— if they can help it.
Three years' background on the campus paper
teaches them to chisel.
While he sat in the fourth row in Meany and
heard the Negro choir offering "Dat Suits Me."
"Standin' in the Need of Prayer"—and “St. Louis
Blues” he forgot his theme on peace and went out
of the auditorium humming spirituals.
Forgave him. He's gone aesthetic.
Laying the Ground for Athletic Legislation
rJ"'TTT’ Pacific coast conference is pioneering
tlie* way to better understanding and more
competent handlin''' of proselyting and sub
sidizing problem;: with its one-year survey.
That’s the opinion of Edwin N. Atherton now
on this campus in his role as head of 1he
survey, who thinks that other major confer
ences will soon follow suit.
Mr. Atherton, once in the consular service
abroad, for 12 years with the federal bureau
if investigation, and director of' a private
agency in California, declares his work isn’t
in the nature of an investigation—in 1 ho usual
sense of the word. No action against any
school or player will be taken on the facts his
survey reveals. The information is being
volunteered, not obtained by “gum-shoe”
methods. The coast conference will take his
report, study it. and attempt 1o agree upon
some constructive action which will be en
forceable and agreeable to all members.
Placed on such a basis, the survey has con
siderable value. No one knows just what di
rection conference actoin might take. It will
probably improve the present situation. If it.
can arrive at a definition of just what consti
tutes amateur standing, it will have done a
great service. And the survey, expensive as it
is, will have certainly been worthwhile if it
can bring ah adjustment between the schools
of the conference in regarl to money expended
for athletes—an adjustment sorely needed by
the less-wealthy and smaller schools since Ihe
new “tight” football conference with its eight
tough Saturdays is in use.
«* *= =»
^LTIIOUUGIT it’s been several years since
he was actively connected with the FBI
—back in B.G. (before G-Men)—Mr. Ather
ton has been closely connected with law en
forcement. Tie conducted the recent San
Francisco vice investigation and has handled
occasional criminal and civil cases as a private
operative since resigning from the FBI.
The extension of jurisdiction of national
Inw enforcement agencies is making for better
crime control, lie believes. In this cloy of fast
automobiles and airplanes, he remarked Mon- >
day. state and county lines are a distinct
handicap to the officer with limited juris
T’. Atherton definitely stated he did not
approve of “beat up” methods. In his
12 years with the FBT ho declared that gov
ernment officers occasionally violated techni
calities in enforcing the law—but emphatical
ly declared that he had never seen a govern
ment agent use force to “persuade” a pri
soner or resort to other such extra-legal
Recent revision of federal laws extending
the jurisdiction of federal agencies and have
resulted in more efficient policing, he believes.
A straight-talking, firm, and mentally alert
man who doesn’t avoid questions — if lie
doesn't want, to answer he says so and tells
you why—Mr. Atherton declares he likes his
present job. lie's always been interested in
athletics, he says, and played high school foot
ball. The war lured him into the consular
service in 191G—lie says lie thought America
would never get into the excitement.
TTTLETEft, lie believes, deserve consider
able compensation for participating in
sports when they must be self-supporting yet
give much of their time to practice. lie thinks
some adjustment should be made to insure
1 lie self-supporting athlete the same chance
as the man added by the school.
Alums, he says, can scarcely be controlled.
But their enthusiasm might be kept within
bounds if excessive activity (in subsidizing)
on their part would endanger the athlete’s
position and hence hurt their school.
He believes that the survey he heads may
definitely help the situation. And it should.
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Chief Night Editor this issue:
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Assistant Night Editors:
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Mayflower: “Souls at Sea.”
McDonald: “That Certain Wo
man” and “Back in Civiliza
Heilig: “She’s Got Every
Rex: "Bordertown" and
“Lives of a Bengal Lancer.”
KORE: 8:30, Emerald Rhythm
Review with Babe Binford’s
ork; 10:30, Emerald News
Dorsey: 6, Cleveland Orehes\ra
NBC: 5:30, NBC, Tommy
conducted by Rodzinski; 7,
NBC, Hollywood Parade with
Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane,
Constance Bennett; 7, NBC,
Louis-Mann bout; Town Hall
with Fred Allen.
CBS: Chesterfield Program
with Lawrence Tibbett, Andre
Kostenlanetz' orchestra; 6:30,
Ben Bernie; 8:30, Texaco with
Eddie Cantor, Deanna Durbin.
Dance orchestras: 9:30, CBS,
Henry King; 10, CBS, Joe San
ders; 10:30, NBC, Jimmy Grier;
11, NBC, Eddy Duchin.
Tonight's Emerald broadcaster
will lie Freeman Patton, second
year speech student.
The Louis-Mann fight will be
broadcast over the Blue network of
the National Broadcasting system.
The two main NBC stations broad
casting it in the northwest will be
KGO (790 k.c.) and KJR (970 k.c.)
Phi Chi Theta, national business
honorary for women, held pledge
services last Thursday in the AWS
room of Gerlinger hall. Those
pledged were: Doris Hanson, Jean
Bonness, Ruth Tawnev, Florence
Sanders, Dorothy Clark, Barbara
Keep, Irma ftelikson. Doris Imus.
Peal-1 King, Jean Hewitt, and
HEFFAKER GIVES TALK
School organization and school
management will be the topic of
the address to be delivered by Dr.
C. L. Huffaker of the school of
education before the Lane County
Principals’ association Wednesday
at the Lane county court house.
Master fiance will not. meet to
All of the men’s social chair
men in living organizations will
have an important meeting in the
men’s lounge in Gerlinger today at
The WAA nominating commit
tee will meet at 5:00 today in the
AWS room in Gerlinger.
* * *
i Order of the O will meet this
noon at the Sigma Chi house.
KOO TO TALK FOR YMCA
Dr. T. Z. Koo, Chinese educator
who recently spoke on the campus,
will be one of the leaders for the
Seabeck conference of YMCA and
YWCA next June, according to the
advisory committee of the north
western division. The committee
met in Corvallis last Saturday to
work out conference details.
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