Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 14, 1938, Page Seven, Image 7

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    EDITORIAL—Continued from page six
that will otter the most in the field of construc
tive work, and the least of unconstructive and
really “time-wasting” activities.
Goal of next year’s program, under the direc
tion of President Elisabeth Stetson, will be to give
every freshman woman the feeling that she is a
part of the University, and a vital part of her class.
Sophomores and upperelass women will not be
encouraged to go into activities so heavily they
endanger their scholastic standing. The whole em
phasis, in fact, will be on scholarship, and the
raising of the scholastic average among University
Instead of filling the leisure time of freshman
women with committee meetings and time-consum
ing activities that have little connection with her
other school interests, the attempt will be to direct
leisure-time activities to the development of hobbies
cultural interests, and the formation of friend
ships. Freshman women will be urged to enter
into activity groups which coincide with their voca
tional interests, so that they will develop and aid
them not only during their college career, but will
have an interest that will carry over later into their
business life.
"\\ omen leaders hope to instill in the freshman
girl a feeling of unity and cooperation, so that she
will not only feel the ties of her special living
organization, but will regard herself a part of her
elass and the University. Special efforts will be
made to provide girls living in Eugene, girls who
are working for room and board, and independent
women with social contacts and interests to cor
respond with their free time. To tie together wo
men of the University into a bond of fellowship
and common interest is the goal.
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of the most interesting schemes advanced
by AWS officers is the proposal that all wo
men's honoraries and groups meet just once a
month, and schedule all these meetings in some
central place. They feel that much time is wasted
in frequent and pointless gatherings of these
societies that might be expended better otherwise.
The aim is to have the meetings so well-planned
(and if they are less frequent group leaders may
plah lor thorn more carefully) that they will bo full
of interest, and will not be looked upon merely as a
burden to members.
1 he officers feel that there is so much of in
terest that the various groups might study and
discuss, so many vistas of new discovery to bo
opened when the.old trite meeting forms are done
away with, that such a schedule would vastly in
ciease the appeal and usefulness of groups already
in existence—and fighting to justify that existence.
Further plans are for meetings of the AAVS,
Heads of Houses, and Panheltenic to include not
only business, but reports on topics of general
interest, current aifairs, book reviews—topics to
provide stimulation and education to the members
who otherwise might have looked upon the meet
ings as something of a bore.
AVitli these ideas before it, it seems highly prob
able that the women s activity program will emerge
from tho state of lethargy and stereotyped non
entity into which it has. to a great extent, fallen;
and will breathe into its lungs the fresh air of new
hope and new vitality.
Underwoods Hold
2 Musicals at Home
Two musicals will be presented
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rex
Underwood, of the University
school of music next week, featur
ing students of the professors of
The first will be given May 17
at 8 p.m., and will feature Phyllis
Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Ralph Gray of Eugene, and
Helen Horner, daughter of Mr“.
and Mrs. L. Horner of Triangle
The program will include selec
tions by Bach, Chopin, Mendels
sohn, Debussy, and other popular
Both musicians are sophomores
in high school.
Ruthalbert Wolfenden, violinist,
University senior, and Emile Chan,
freshman, pianist, will be featured
in a musical to be given May 20.
Miss Wolfenden, a student of Mr.
Underwood, will play the first and
second movements of a Vieux
temps concerto, and Miss Chan,
student of Mrs. Underwood, will
present selections by Brahms,
Saint-Saens, and Bach.
Accompanists for both pro
grams will be Mrs. Horner, Mrs.
Underwood, and Edith Farr.
We Done 'im Wrong j
(Continued from page three)
“Boys,” he used t’ tell us in that
God-fearin’ way o’ his, “I’m talk- i
in’ for your own good. He who
has sinned is damned. Repent and j
be saved.” It purt’ nigh made us
“If that preacher, Kirkwood, is
?onna be in Heaven,” Joe used to
say after th’ Rev’run had got
through talkin’ to us, “I’m glad
t’m a sinner.”
We all felt that if jest once th’
Rev’run’d cut loose and get drunk
as hell, ’er give somebody a good
cussin’ we wouldn’t mind his
righteous ways so much, but as he
was he galled us till we could
lardly stomach him.
Then one day th’ revelation
Shorty ’n me was settin’ on the
pastime steps that mornin’
i-smokin’ ’ar pipes an’ a-wonder
in’ as usual what we was gonna
3o about th’ Rev’rund. We’d just
= ot our copies of th’ Globe ’nd we
tvas readin’ ’em an’ cussin’ th’
preacher a’tween every line.
Could Quit Buyin’
“Reckon we could quit buyin’
.h’ Globe,” Shorty said as he
:urned a page, "but yer kinda hate
.’ do that when it’s th’ on’y paper
h’ county’s got.”
“Yeah,” I agreed. “But it ain’t
nuch good as it is. Listen t’ this:
Th’ Merry Sunbeam Sunday
chool class are having a picnic in
Kennedy’s meadows Friday, May
!7. Grown-ups and child’uhn are
At 40, and a Grandmother, She Welcomes Triplets
Until a few days ago, the Peter Romero family of Oakley, Cal., comprised mother, father, and six childT !
ren, but it started increasing on a mass scale when triplets, Richard, Ronald, and Raymond arrived. Mrs.
Romero, 40, is a grandmother. The babies at birth weighed in at 5, 6, and “ f2 pounds, respectively, a
total of 18 /i pounds.
Students Study
This Spring Term
Spring has not affected the stu
dents in 1938 for the first part of
May as strongly as it did last
year, according to statistics com
piled' by Willis Warren. The total
number of books used this year
showed a gain of over 11 per cent
or of 1397 over the circulation
from last year. This does not in
clude either the BA or the law li
Books drawn from the open
shelf this year were 3597 and from
reserve were 9895 giving a total
of 13,474. Last year those from
Condon and English reserve were
11,156 and room 30 gave 918 for
invited t’ come an’ spend th’ day.”
“Yeah,” Shorty grunted. “ ‘Nd
this: ‘Th’ Ladies Aid Sassiety is
plannin’ a benefit supper to be
given some time next month.
Chairmen of committees in charge
of the affair are, Mrs. Carl Win
ters, decorations; Mrs. John Camp
bell, entertainment; Mrs. Orin—,”
Shorty stopped1 suddenly, and when
I looked up his face was purple
and his eyes bulging. “My God!”
he gasped, staring at the paper in
front of him.
And then I looked over his
shoulder and saw the words in
black and white, and I knowed
we’d done th’ Rev’rund a great
wrong. There after Mrs. Orin
Cummings’ name was printed as
plain as could be:
“For Gods sake, get all these
names in. They’re members of my
congregation, and they’ll blast me
to hell if you don’t.”
By M. S.
Film Star Freed
Weeping, Esther Ralston, star of
the silent film era, leaves a Los
Angeles courtroom after getting a
divorce from Will Morgan, actor.
New Evergreens
Planted by Door
Of New Law Libe
Two fine ornamental evergreen
trees, of the variety Chamaecypar
isSquarrosa were recently added
to the landscape of the old cam
pus, according to F. A. Cuthbert,
professor of landscape architec
ture at the University.
The trees were donated by Mrs.
J. P. Christie, Twentieth avenue,
Eugene, and have been placed at
either side of the entrance to the
new' law school library.
Cuthbert also called attention
to havoc wrought on University
shrubbery by careless students
when someone tossed a burning
match into one of the four irre
placeable Oriental evergreens at
the entrance, to the hew library,
burning off about five feet of fo
Cuban Government
Conducts Contest
In its search for a monument
design to be erected in honor of
Jose Marti, “Cuba's greatest pa
triot,’’ the Cuban government is
conducting a contest for all archi
tects and sculptors. Students, pro
fessors, graduates, and practicing
architects and sculptors may en
ter the competition. The contest
will close October 8.
Further information may be ob
tained from the Cuban consulates,
legations, embassy, or directly
from the central committee. Dr.
Roberto A. Netto, Havana, Cuba,
is secretary of the committee.
Music Lovers Mag
Hear Organ Recital
Janet Felt and William McKin
ney, students of John Stark Evans,
professor of music, will be featured
in a joint organ recital, to be pre
sented in the music auditorium at
8 p.m., May 19.
The students, both seniors in
the University, will play selections
from favorite composers.
The program will be opened
with a Guilmont concerto, by Mc
Kinney. A group of selections by
Boellman, Weaver. Builmont, an^l
a “Fuge in G-minor” by Miss Felt
will follow, •
Closing selections of the con
cert will be by McKinney, who
will give Franck's "Chorale, A
minor," and the Andante and Fi
nale from Widor’s fifth symphony.
The public is invited to attend
the concert.
Book Review
(Continued from /age three)
from prominent citizens, but the
convention was saved by Lucre
tia's reminding them from the bal
cony that “light principles aro
stronger than great names.”
The Civil war, when it came,
was upheld by Phillips and Garri
son, but Lucretia. held to her be
lief in non-resistance.
She saw the root of most of the
evils from which society suffered
in the desire for more power. With
regard to the position of manual
labors, she said, “There is need of
preachers against existing monop
olies and banking institutions by’
which the rich are made richer
and the poor, poorer. It is not
enough to give alms—the true
philanthropist is compelled to con
sider causes and sources of pov
erty. We must consider how much
we have done toward causing it.’*
Raises Five Children
People who expected to see in>
Lucretia a fanatic, an embittered
spinster or a wife who neglected
her home were surprised to find"
her a mother who successfully
brought up five children arid
whose perfectly managed home
was the center of wide hospitality,
Her power as a speaker lay in the
quiet force of her personality and
so persuasive was her manner that
opinions received with hisses from
another speaker were applauded
when she said them. Her crusad-.
ing force was not that of a neu
rotic but had its source in the
love of freedom of her seafaring
ancestry, and she feared opposi
tion or the exploration of unchart
ed regions of the mind no more
than they feared to venture into
unknown seas.
The book is a record of a per
sonality which has left a far
reaching influence, not only upon
her time, but upon our own.