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VOLUME XXXIX UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, MAY *4, 1938
Merch ants Meet for
Second Day Session
Of Retail Conference
Oregon Delegates Discuss Laws Affecting
Business; Claim Unfair Trade Practice Act
Is Working Fairly Well
Retail merchants of Oregon, meeting here this morning for their
second annual institute, delving into laws affecting their businesses,
found the unfair trade practice acts working out fairly well for- all
“but opponents of American ways of doing business,” but were frankly
critical of the Miller-Tidings “resale price maintenance” legislation.
The Robinson-Patman act has accomplished a division of responsi
toilty between buyer and seller, it was declared by John Rynes, mer
Case of Missing
Solved bg Earl
Williams Is Satisfied
With Result of
With the frosh class constitu
tion being produced by Prexy Ti
ger Payne yesterday morning on
the request of Dean of Men Virgil
Earl, a sudden stop was brought
to the “constitutional test case”
which Dick Williams, freshman,
had threatened to raise regarding
last Thursday’s nominating as
Williams, who met with Dean
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Ice Coin Slugs
By ALYCE ROGERS
The telephone company in Palo
Alto recently discovered why some
of its profits had melted away.
Stanford university fraternity
brothers financed their telephone
calls with nickels, minted by freez
ing water in. molds. Collectors,
flooded with water instead of
coins, threatened to remove tele
phones from all fraternity houses
unless the men paid in cash.
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Now that promming time is near
Coeds smile from ear to ear;
Cuddle up and start to neck;
Use flattering phrases by the
Tell a guy he’s really swell,
Dresses nice and dances well;
Makes him think he really rates.
All they want’s a promming date.
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Try These . . .
If you’re tired of knock-knocks
and do-funnies, maybe you’ll like
our color scheme:
What color is a ghost? Boo.
What color is shampoo? Drene.
What color is scram? G’way.
What color is Jack Benny? Jel
What color is a belch ? Burple.
What color is g, telephone ? ’Elio.
What color is sorrow? Woes.
What color is a bride? Wed.
What color is an index? Filet.
What color is conductor? Car
chandising manager of Eastern
Outfitting company, Portland.
The resale price maintenance act
might have been improved if “the
president had know more about
such fields as book business,” Miss
Vivian Cooley, head of the Meier
and Frank book department, told
the merchants. Provisions of the
act are difficult to follow and in
some respects retard progress, she
Cooperative Buying Feared
Merchants were also apprehen
sive about cooperative buying and
selling organizations, pointing out
in open dicussions that these
groups had an advantage in less
taxation and in other ways. Regu
lation of them, along fair trade
lines, is believed to be necessary.
Chain store taxation was sound
ly scored as a punitive measure, in
tended to drive out this industry,
rather than raise revenue, it was
declared by E. A. Tibbets, control
ler of Sears, Roebuck and com
pany, Portland, in an address be
fore the afternoon session.
If legislation succeeds in driving
chain stores out of Oregon, the
state would face the loss of an
industry amounting to $48,000,000
annually, he said.
Profits Taxes Hit Hard
Undistributed profits taxes are
hitting the smaller merchants
much harder than larger concerns,
it was pointed out by O .R. Ander
son, instructor in accounting at the
University. Modification of the
present form of legislation was
sttongly urged by Anderson, and
by S. D. Buell, of Walter D. Whit
comb company, Portland.
Simple, but attractive store ad
vertising, worked out along the
lines that will put the desire to buy
in the customers mind, was urged
by Frank Short, instructor in ad
Business men today must realize
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Phi Theta Upsilon
Pledges 21 Women
The list of 21 girls pledged te
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior wo
men’s honorary, at a meeting yes
terday was released by Dorothy
Magnuson, president of the so
The list includes Betty Lou
Kurtz, LaVern Littleton, Jean
Bonness, Blanche Brown, Anne
Fredericksen, Mary Failing, Jean
nette Hafner, Charlene Jackson,
Jean Kendall, Joan Murphy, Aida
Murphy, Betty Lou Swart, Peggy
Sanford, Mary Thatcher, Patsy
Taylor, Genevieve Treadgold, Rita
Wright, Lavelle Walstrom, Patsy
Warren, Betty Jane Van Dellen,
and Pat Brugman.
Maxine Glad and cup ... to be given to the living organization
having the most mothers registered on the campus this weekend.
Maxine is publicity chairman for the Mothers’ weekend, and does not
go with the cup.
Smith As President
James G. Smith, secretary of
the McMinnville chamber of com
merce was today named president
of the State Association of Com
mercial Secretaries, at the final
session of the group’s nineteenth
annual conference, held on the
University of Oregon campus. He
succeeds Don H. Peoples of Bend.
Other officers named were:
George H. Layman, Newberg, vice
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S. S. Smith Speaks
At Citizens' League
Prof. S. Stephenson Smith, of
the English department, who re
cently returned from a trip to
Washington, D. C., addressed the
Citizens’ league at their meeting
in the Moose hall last night in a
speech entitled, “Behind the Scenes
in Washington.’’ • .
Professor Smith told of his dis
cussions in Washington, D. C.,
with “new dealers’’ in regard to
the proposed spending program,
and the attempts that the admin
istration has made to get out of
Typical Oregon Spring
Picnics Being Observed
“Let’s have a picnic, fellows.” Spring term is going full swing
picnics everywhere. Let’s observe one of those typical Oregon
1. It starts to rain after the fire is built.
2. Your girl starts to sneeze.
3. There isn’t any grass, only poison cak and it looks like
gra^ss to you so you sit in it.
4. The sandwiches are invaded by ants and you don't see them
until you discover the rest of the ant on the other bite.
5. You come prepared to swim but you find you don’t have to
because you are already drenched so what’s the point?
6. You seek shelter in a shack nearby but the roof leaks.
7. By this time your gal “wants to go home.”
8. You can’t leave—What about the money you invested in.
9. Besides you’re just beginning to have a good time and should
you worry if your gal is such a poor sport?
10. “Oh well, better take her home, psst, heh fellows, I’ll be
back.” (Heck, I can have more fun with the boys.)
11. But after you reach the sorority house your girl sidetracks
you, and you decide she isn’t the outdoor girl anyhow—she's the
12. Then you kick yourself for treating your darling so mean.
And when you both break out with poison oak the next day, you’d
like to sock the guy that suggested the picnic.
Fine Display Placed
For Remainder of
Spring Term; May
The John Henry Nash collection
of fine books opened to the public*
yesterday afternoon at the new*
University of Oregon library,
where it will be on display for the
remainder of spring term ahd niay
remain as the property of the Uni
Thirty-six persons were present
at the special preview show^ing of
the group, following a luncheon
in honor of Nash at the Osburo
hotel where the printer told Presi
dent Erb, members of the faculty
library committee, and guests of
the background of his library.
Guests at Showing
.Out of town guests at the show-*
ing wrere Mrs. C. S. Jackson, own
er of the Portland Journal; Mr.
and Mrs. Frederick Skiff, Port
land book collectors; Mrs. Beatrice
W. Sackett, of Marshfield; Mr.
and! Mrs. C. A. Brand; and Vice
President and Mrs. Burt Bro;vm
Mrs. Sackett and Mr. Brand are
members of the state board of
Display for Librarians, Parents
Much enthusiasm over the Ii*
brary, which includes the complete
work of Mr. Nash as well as rep
resentative pieces of printing since
the Gutenberg Bible in 1150.
Much enthusiasm was shown,
the books later in the afternoon 0
when the collection was made
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Hopkins to Present
Varieties in Rhythm
Varieties of modern rhythm will
chai'aeterize the weekly piano
broadcast to be given by George
Hopkins, professor of piano, to
night at 7:15 over the local sta-t
Mr. Hopkins, who has received
, requests to present these varieties*
on his program, will open the
broadcast with “La Comparsa” by;
One of his own selections, “Dus-*
ky Rhythm” from "Six American.
Miniatures,” will also be included
in the group of piano numbers. A.'
.folk song by Stephen Foster will
also be given with variations.
Sophs to Study
In Villard at 4
The sophomore class will
meet this afternoon at 4 in
Villard to decide whether to
make the election of Scott Cor-'
bett unanimous, in view of the
withdrawal of Lloyd Hoffman
from the race.
The class will also discuss an
added attraction for card hole1-,
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