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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1938)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1938
Oregon Students to
Engage in National
Strike Against War
Faculty Assembly Committee and Dean
Onthank to Consider Dismissal of Classes
At 11 a.m. April 27
The age of the college pacifist is not ended.
Developments yesterday indicated this when it was learned that
Oregon students will take advantage of the opportunity to join nearly
750,000 other college students in America at 11 a.m., April 27, in a
nation-wide strike against war.
The decision was announced after the social action committees of
Wesley club and Westminster group decided to cooperate with the
national United Student Peace committee, making the strike the first
item in their social action pro
The committee which planned
the united action for next week
is composed of Mark Trumbo, Vic
Goff, Ted Pursley, Harold Barton,
iWinnefred Putnam, Marry Adams
and Gordon Connelly. •
The committee in charge of ar
rangements for the affair have not
yet definitely decided whether it
will be known as a “strike” or
demonstration,” as it has been on
two previous occasions.
Members of the committee will
meet today with Dean Karl W.
Onthank and the faculty assembly
committee to consider the dismis
sal of classes April 27 at 11 a.m.
GRAD TO FLY
Francis J. Pallister, graduate in
military science from the Univer
sity in 1934, has been selected as
a “flying cadet’’ in the U. S.
army. He has entered the Ran
dolph -army flying school to begin
his year of study, according to a
card received by Sergeant Blythe
of the ROTC.
Students to Be
By ALYCE ROGERS
Fordham ^university will return
to the “old-fashioned” type of
graduation this June by holding
separate exercises for the various
colleges of the university and by
dispensing with outside speakers.
Both students and officials of
the school had long felt the need
of a more personal ceremony for
the colleges. Two members of the
graduating clhss of each college
will be the speakers.
Professors who leave dirty
blackboards after class are the
same type of people who leave
rings on the tub after taking a
bath, says Dr. Mitchell of the
University of New Mexico.
Then there was the college lad
who thought life was just a song
but later discovered that it was
written in the key of F.—Indiana
$ Hi i’i
Polishers . . .
"Too many college professors
are epitaph polishers dusting off
tombstones of big names in his
tory,” says a Northwestern uni
versity professor who has begun
denouncing academic teachers in
colleges and universities.
Founded by Oregonian
By ELIZABETH ANN JONES
A magazine for Oregonians is the “Commonwealth Review,”
founded by Dr. Frederick G. Young, former professor of sociology at
the University, who established the Commonwealth conference move
ment in this state. Purpose of the review is to keep the discussion
of current problems in the field of social sciencej before the citizens
of the state.
Originally the official organ of the school of applied social science,
the publication has been one of the activities of the college of social
science.at the University of Oregon
since the reorganization of the
Oregon state system of higher edu
Each year, one issue is concerned
with the annual Commonwealth
conference, which is being held in
Enugene this week.
That Dr. Young’s ideal has been
realized, to a great extent, is evi
denced by the stimulation of the
magazine on Oregon newspapers,
by the continued subscriptions of
important research bureaus and
foundations throughout the coun
try, by requests for specialized in
formation by individual groups, by
the importance of its book reviews
in the eyes of American publishing
Editor of the magazine is Philip
A. Parsons, head of the department
of social science at the University.
Members of the editorial board
are: Dean Eric W. Allen, of the
school of journalism; Wayne L.
Morse, dean of the law school; Vic
tor P. Morris, dean of the business
administration school; Lester F.
Beck, professor of psychology;
Frederick A. Cuthbert, professor
of landscape architecture; James
P. Barnett, head of the political
science department ; Herman
Kehrli, director of the bureau of
municipal research and service;
George N. Belknap, University
editor, and George H. Godfrey,
head of the University news bu
'Stevie' Smith Will
Meet With Profs
In Nation's Capital
S. Stephenson Smith, professor
of English, will leave for Washing
ton, D. C., today to meet with the
American Association of Univer
sity Professors for its annual con
ference. He will represent the
During his absence Professor
W. P. Boyle, of the drama depart
ment will conduct his literature of
the renaissance class; Dr. H. D.
Sheldon will have charge of the
criticism class; and Robert G.
Vosper will meet with the intro
duction to literature class.
He will be in Washington until
; April 30.
“I have nothing to say—I
know nothing about the hon
orary,” was the reply of Dr.
Samuel H. Jameson, professor
of sociology, to the recent query
of an Emerald reporter regard
ing the newly-formed social sci
ence honorary, Sigma Omega
• Announcement of the forma
tion of the society was made
last week after its first meeting,
and a reporter was sent after
additional details for a story.
Chandler Stevens of the hon
orary, and several of the mem
bers are wondering what the
present set-up is, after receiving,
a letter yesterday stating, “I am
writing to you in my capacity as
adviser for the n^wly-formed
Sigma Omega Chi. Dr. S. H.
Will Be Featured
In Recital Tonight
As the climaxing concert of his
college musical career, Robert
Garretson, University piano art
ist, will present his senior concert
in the school of music auditorium
tonight at 8 o’clock.
Mr. Garretson, known on the
campus and throughout the state
for his performances, will present j
a program of selections, favored;
by all concert goers.
In addition to the woi^ts of old ,
masters, he will give selections1
representative of the more modern j
composers. The late George Ger- '
shwin, popular for his classical se
lections with the modern swing
will be among those represented
with his “Two Preludes.’’
TUTTLE IN CHICAGO
E. S. Tuttle, University paymas
ter, left Friday for a three-week
vacation in Chicago. He plans to j
visit his brother there.
With May primaries only a
month away, the country clerk’s
office sent out a gentle but firm
reminder that any University
students of legal age who intend
to register had better do so to
day, as registration closes to
The clerk’s office reports that
very few of the approximately
twelve hundred students eligible
for registration have registered.
Qualifications are legal age and
six months residence here.
Finishes First Day
Of Work, Planning
Cutler, Davis, Parsons, Wales, Miss Aldem
Lead Discussions in Friendly; Mayor
Large, President Erb Offer Welcome
The 1938 session of the Commonwealth conference began yester
day at 9:30 in Friendly hall with Ft. K. Cutler, assistant professor ot
physical education, presiding over the section on recreational plan
First speaker of the morning was Mr. Silas Gaiser, superintend
ent of the Salem public school system, who spoke on “Essential Fac
tors in Coordinating a recreational Program.’’ Gaiser urged adoption
of definite plans for recreation, with substantial levies to support
them in all Oregon cities. He also proposed winter, as well as summer,
recreation areas. *
The conference this year is devoted to the prevention and treat.
James P. Davis . . . executive
secretary of the Prison Industries
Reorganization administration, who
will speak at today's session of the
Commonwealth conference in
Francis H. Hiller . . . senior
nalyst for the Prison Industries
reorganization administration, who
will speak today on “Recent. De
velopments in Parole Legislation in
There will be a meeting of
the six-man varsity golf team
which will take a tour into
Washington this Thursday in
the College Side tonight at 7.
The team will meet the Col
lege of Puget Sound Friday and
the University of Washtington
, ment of crime, and to youth ac
tivities and recreation, the latter
two of which are held to be vital
to the crime problem itself.
The tendency of park planners#
to put money into apparatus rath
er than into personnel leadership
was decried by Miss Florence Al
den, head of the women’s physical
i education department at the Uni
versity. Skilled, adequately
trained directors were recommend
ed even if apparatus was scanty.
Workers in charge of adolescent
boys should keep in mind that the
youth is striving in every way to
“be a man,” E. R. Knollin, profes
sor of physical education, told1 the
group. For this reason, the high
est quality of leadership should be
maintained in recreational work,
since it is here that boys get many
of their character-shaping ideas.
Luncheon was held in the dining
room of the men’s dormitory, wilh
Dr. Paul A. Parsons, general -con
ference chairman, presiding. Wel
come to the conference from the
city of Eugene was extended at.
the banquet by Mayor Elisha
Large. President Donald M. Erb
welcomed the conference to the
“Youth of today need not feci
that there are no new frontiers to
conquer, for there is an opportun
ity for at least a million young'
men and women to take part as
leaders for boys’ and girls’ recita
tion and other activities,” it was
declared by James P."Davis, exec
utive secretary of the National
Prison Industries Reorganization
committee, in speaking at the
Specialized treatment of crirn
i inals in prisons was stressed by
Mr. Davis as a means of making
the prisoners who are leaving jails
self-sustaining members of society
rather than future wards. A sci
entific humane approach to the
problem of the redemption of pris
oners was urged'.
A joint meeting of the juvenile
probation division and the Eugene
youth council opened in Friendly
hall at 2:30 with Victor P. Morris,
dean of the school of business ad-1*
i ministration, presiding.
Mr. Ralph G. Wales, director of
the western branch of the Nation
j al Probation association gave the)
| keynote speech of the afternoon ca
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