Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 31, 1938, Image 1

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    Faculty and Class Heads
Okey Benson’s Plan for
Political Reorganization
Frosh and Sophs to Hear Discussion of Sale
And Regulation of Class Cards at Joint
Meeting Tonight
Noel Benson’s “reorganization bill” for spring term ASUO
and class politics was passed yesterday afternoon through the
campus “senate” of four class presidents and was okeyed by
the faculty through Virgil D. Earl, dean of men.
A joint meeting of the freshman and sophomore classes will
be called tonight at 7:30 in Villard assembly hall to discuss the
plan and to vote upon it for adop
tion or exclusion from their con
ASUO Vice-President Benson’s
plan creates a central election
committee to supervise both
ASUO and class elections, which
will all be held on the same day,
probably May 5, pending final ap
proval by Dean Earl.
Will Regulate Cards
Most prominent in the commit
tee’s powers will be that of sus
pending class card sales five days
before the election must be done
The class presidents and ASUO
officers will compose the central
committee, with each president
naming an election board to man
age his particular election, sub
ject to approval by the rest of
the committee.
Additional details, page 8.
'Swing Music'
Branded Stolid
By Professor
Charles W. Lawrence, asso
ciate professor of music at the
University of Washington, re
cently branded “swing music” as
a “stolid repetition of muffled
thuds,” “a faddish form of synco
pation,” and added that “jazz is
comparable to cheap pulp litera
ture. Both are emotional substi
tutes for a Beethoven symphony
Oregon State college has gone
Students have branded Law
rence as a lover of “corn,” “sta
tion house music,” and “long-hair
Delightful Torture . . .
“Sitting in a classroom behind
a girl who has a two-foot zipper
down the back of her blouse has
become a torture vastly more
cruel than all thousand of the Chi-1
nese methods” is an excerpt from
a campus columnist re.por.te.d
through the Associated Collegiate
Press. • •
Also: “public schools are un
doubtedly marvelously fine and
worthy things, but, somehow, af
ter graduating from those mills
of standardized culture, one feels
as though he had been labelled,
‘Made in the U.S.A.’ ”
* !S *
Tea-time at OSC ...
‘ The registrar’s office force at
Oregon State college has gone
British and every afternoon at 4
half the force stop work and re
fresh themselves with a pot of
tea and a plate of cookies. After
ten minutes the other half of the
staff does the same thing while
(Please turn to page seven)
Looks 'Em Over
Coach Hobson . . . prepares for
season opening.
Baseballers Start
Title Quest Today
Oregon’s defending northern di
vision baseball champions start
their pre-season campaign at 2:30
this afternoon on Howe field
against Portland university’s Pi
lots. The Webfoots are heavy fa
vorites to repeat last spring’s vic
tory and to come through with
their second consecutive title.
Lost from last year’s champs
are seven lettermen, including Bill
Sayles, all-star right-hander, but
returning are six other lettermen,
including Ford Mullen, all-star
third baseman, and Gale Smith, all
star first baseman.
Strengthening the sadly depleted
mound corps are Bob Creighton,
transfer, and John Linde and Paul
Thuneman, up from the frosh, to
help make up for the loss of right
handers Sayles and Johnny Lewis.
The Pilots are a question mark,
largely because their star chucker,
Jim Carlin, has been bothered by a
sore arm which has failed to re
spond to treatment.
Last year Oregon beat the Pilots
on Howe field, 2 to 0.
(Additional details, page 4.)
Gamm,a hall elected Freeman
Patton house president recently.
Others chosen are Lee Babcock,
social chairman, Ted Proudfoot,
secretary, Carl Wilson, athletic
| manager.
Col. Murphy
To Retire as
Head of ROTC
Military Commander
To Conclude Forty
Years of Service; to
Live Here
Col. E. V. D. Murphy, for four
years chief of ROTC training at
the University, will retire at the
end of this year, he announced to
Colonel Murphy is 64 years old
and has been active in army serv
ice for 40 years. He saw service
in Hawaii, the Philippines, and in
France. Colonel Murphy came to
Oregon in 1934 from Hawaii.
Colonel Lyon New Chief
Succeeding Colonel Murphy as
chief of the ROTC division at Ore
gon will be Colonel Robert M.
Lyon. He is coming to Oregon
from Hawaii, having served in the
English department of the U. S.
Military Academy for 12 years.
He will begin duty sometime next
Colonel Murphy entered the ar
my service in 1898 as a private.
From there he went to the Philip
pine islands and entered the reg
ular army in 1901. He served there
for thi’ee years before he was
transferred to Cuba in 1906. Col
i onel Murphy was assistant chief of
[ staff of the 90th division of the
U. S. army during the occupation
of Germany. Governor Charles
H. Martin was commander of the
division at that time.
Colonel Murphy has a wife and
12 children. Two of his children
are enrolled in the University at
this time.
In commenting- on his service at
Oregon, Colonel Murphy said,
“My duties at the University have
been very pleasant to me. I like
Oregon and Eugene and I plan to
make my permanent home here.’’
Courtney Lasselle was elected
president of Pi Kappa Alpha Mon
day. Harold Faunt was chosen
house manager.
Leading Roles
In 'Peer Gynt'
Taken From 75
Filling of the three leading
roles in "Peer Gynt’’ was an
. nounced last night by Director
Horace W. Robinson after yes
terday's tryouts, in which some
75 persons took part.
The part of Peer will be tak
en by Walden Boyle, while Lor
raine Hixson will be Solveig and
Janet Felt will portray Asa,
Peer's mother.
Some of the 40 other parts
have also been filled and will be
released’ with the complete list
possibly tomorrow, Mr. Robin
son said.
Library Landscaping
Allotment Granted
WPA workmen this week re
sumed operations on the west end
approach to the library, yesterday
pouring first concrete in the pro
ject. Work was stopped last term
when the landscaping allotment
ran out.
The men were put to work
again when it was found that
there was still considerable money
left in the landscaping fund,
enough cash being .on hand to
carry the project near to comple
tion, according to campus WPA
First concrete goes into curb
ing, after which the gravel base
for the horseshoe will be put
down. This will be used for a
while to allow it to settle, and
then the roadway will be paved,
i Next in line for concreting is the
east sidewalk which leads to Thir
teenth street from the library.
This will be begun as soon as the
men are finished with the horse
shoe. i
Although no official announce
ment has reached the campus, it
was recently announced through
Portland WPA offices that the
new University landscaping allot
ment has been granted. No fur
ther details were leased.
Glee Leader to Appear
Soon, Formerly UO Dean
Ralph H. Lyman, director of the Pomona college glee club which
will present a concert here April 2, and today one of the forefaost of
the nation’s choral directors, was dean of the school of music at
the University of Oregon, prior to his entrance to Pomona college in
In 1932 he batoned the glee club to the last natoinal intercolelgiate
glee club cnampionsmp in n,ouis.
The concert here Saturday night
at 8 will be one of the first public
concerts since winning, March 19,
the Pacific southwest intercolle
giate glee club title for the 12th
Featured on the program will be
the internationally famous “Torch
bearers,” generally known as the
“Ghost Dance,” a famous college
song. It is an adaptation of a weird
Indian war dance obtained in the
early days of the college by a Po
mona student and two professors
■who watched the Indian ceremonial
from a hiding place on the slopes
of San Jacinto mountain.
Admission to the concert will be
50 cents. I
5 Students Attend
Reed Conference
Five students, members of the
International Relations club at the
University of Oregon, attended
the Northwest regional conference
of the Carnegie Endowment for
Peace organization at Reed col
lege March 25 and# 26. The stu
dents were Frances McCarter,
president; Bruce Rogers, secre
tary; Francis Beck, Percy Mor
ioka, and’ Judith Oswald.
Jay Allen, former University of
Oregon student and war corre
spondent in Spain, made a short
impromptu speech at the Friday
banquet on the Spanish situation.
Authority to
Speak Today
Kirby Page, Pacifist,’
To Be at Assembly
At 10; Classes Are
Changed to 11
Kirby Page, who for more thart
15 years has been a recognized au
thority on international prob
lems, will speak before an assem
bly of students, faculty, and Eta
gene residents at 10 o’clock this
morning in Gerlinger hall on the
“Challenge of a Decaying and
Warring Civilization.”
Other engagements in Eugene
for Page will include a speech at
the Active club noon luncheon
Thursday, a talk at dinner at
Campbell Co-op, an interdenomin
ational youth rally at the Chris
tian church at 7:30. On Friday?
he will speak at a breakfast at
the Anchorage at 7:30 and then
at a luncheon at Westminster.
Other Lectures Set.
Friday afternoon he will motor?
to Corvallis to speak at the Chris
tian church there at 3 p.m. in a
meeting made possible by a Uni
versity committee through the in
vitation of Dr. W. C. Reynolds*
minister. No Oregon State col
lege group would sponsor his meet
Regular 10 o’clock classes will
be held at 11, it was announced
yesterday by Karl W. Onthar.uk*
dean of personnel, while students
who do not have classes at that
hour may attend the open forum
to be held directly after the as
A brief biography of the famous
pacifist will be found elsewhe.ro
in this paper.
Queen Committee
Named by Kemler
Five boys, three girls, and thieo
art school faculty members were
named yesterday by Zane Kemler,.
junior class president, to the con
! mittee which will pick the five
candidates to be voted on lor;
queen of Junior weekend.
Harry Clifford, Lloyd Tupling,,
Elmer Hanson, Harold Haener,
and Jack Lochridge are the boya
on the committee. The girls a~e
Betty Pownall, Rita Wright, aril
Betty Bean.
Faculty members named are E.'y-*
ler Brown, associate professor of
architecture; O. L. Barrett, as« o
ciate professor of sculpture; and
Lance Hart, assistant professor.
Candidates will be announced
tomorrow and the committee will
pass on them Monday night.
Voice Records
To Be Destroyed
If Not Called foff ■
Students who have left voice
recordings of recent Emerald- '
Lucky Strike broadcast tryouts t
at the educational activities of
fice must call for them by Fri- .
day night or they will be de
stroyed, Mary Graham, secre- ,
tary, said yesterday.