Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 10, 1938, Image 1

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    'Bud' Bowman Covers
UO Social Events,
Fashions, Page Three
Large Crowd Expected to Cheer Webfoot Team on to Southland Grid Tilt
Depot Rally to Send Off
California-Bound Ducks
Members of the band are asked to report at the ROTC building
by 11:15 this morning to form for the rally.
Oregon's Duck eleven, supplied with new vitality following last
weekend’s victorious clash with Idaho, will bet a spirited send-off
this morning to their Saturday’s clash with California when stu
dents gather at the local depot at 11:40 to rally before their south
bound train leaves Eugene.
Parade to Start at 11:80
Pete Mitchell, who is acting as chairman of today’s festivities,
has announced that the rally dance will leave the College Side at
11:30, proceeding through downtown streets to the station where
the University band will play and Paul Cushing, yell leader, will
lead student supporters in cheering the traveling squad.
Short speeches will be made by members of the team and Coach
Oliver before their train leaves at 11:50 for the conflict in the
Cooperating with student rally leaders in planning this morning's
meet will be Eugene’s Monday Morning Quarterback club.
Lack of Student: Interest
In Religion Natural, Says
Rabbi HenryJ.Berkowitz
Declares Religion’Helps to Bear Difficulties
Of Everyday Life; Prayer Misunderstood
By Most; Involves Planning, Work
College students are not to be condemned because they are not
profoundly moved by religion, declared Rabbi Henry J. Berkowitz,
Portland, in an address last night in Alumni hall.
It is a normal situation, he said. College students are the world
in themselves: they are self-sufficient. Their problems of today are
more fundamental than are the abstract problems of religion.
Yocom Discusses
Medical Colleges
Merits, costs, and requirements
of various medical schools( in the
United States and Canada were
discussed last ngiht by Dr. H. B.
Yocom, head of the zoology depart
ment, who spoke at a meeting of
the Asklepiads, pre-medic honor
ary organization, last night.
Dr. Yocom mentioned several
\ top-ranking schools and gave the
cost of tuition, enrollment, and re
quirements in each. New York
university medical school has the
highest tuition, $600; and the Uni
versity of Illinois has an enroll
ment of 646, the greatest in the
United States.
Dr. Yocom still prefers the medi
cal school of the University of Ore
gon. “I would come to Oregon no
matter where I were, if I could
get in,” he said. .
Campus Riot
Brings Probe
By Newshawks
^ A window-breaking riot at the
SAE house at Northwestern uni
versity has the whole campus ‘
agog as to who the unknown trou
blemakers could have been who
started a whispering campaign
and made mysterious phone calls
to various fraternity houses, which
resulted in the riot.
The Daily Northwestern has
started an investigation to see
what measures have been taken
by University officials and the
men’s organization council to pre-1
vent repetition of such an affair.
The origin of the raid is still un
* * *
Ticket, Please
It’s news when a man bites a
dog, but it’s super news when a
football coach has to pay to see
his own team in action. But that’s
exactly what happened at the Uni
versity of Scranton when Coaches
Davies and Jones were stopped at
the gate for no gain until they
paid through the window.—ACP.
* * *
Hot Dog
Food statistciians have estimat
ed that the University of Minne
sota freshmen, at their annual
bean feed, will consume 95,000
beans, 900 frankfurters.
* * *
Happy Birthday
It sounds like a lot of birthday
presents or perhaps good adver
tising but in any case the Univer
sity of North Carolina Daily Tar
Heel in conjunction with the local
theater is giving one free pass to
each student on his birthday.
They only have about 3,500 stu
dents registered.
Men's and women's PE “Mixer”
tonight at 8 in the outdoor gym
at the rear of Gerlinger,
It is because college students
have never had to face the tests of
life that they tend to disregard re
ligion, said Dr. Berkowitz. “You
are untested mentally and emo
tionally. You have never felt the
need to have a power beyond the
senses,” he said.
Students Physically Fit
To a large extent college stu
dents have, been physically tested,
Dr. Berkowitz said. Their athletic
:ontests prove this.
“What men won’t do for a little
cheering and a bit of ribbon,” he
However, the time comes, said
Rabbi Berkowitz, when college stu
dents find religion a help in meet
ing the tests to which they are
Social Contacts Needed
The most important of these
tests come as a result of one’s rela
tions with one’s fellow men, and
these can not be met unless one
has within one’s experience the
discipline which comes from some
kind of religious training, he de
clared. Ministers can not do it
alone, he said. The weekly ser
mons are not enough: religiousi
training starts in the homes.
“Religion,” he declared, “is no
inhuman discipline that sets a per
son apart from others; it is rug
ged, practical, and rational.” Re
ligion is the great force which
helps man to bear the difficulties
of life, he said.
Prayers Important
The other thing about religion
that is important is prayer. Prayer
and the power of religion to help
man bear his problems are the two
fundamentals of every man’s faith,
he said. They are the unifying
forces, bringing men together and
working for religious tolerance.
Prayer is greatly misunderstood,
Dr. Kerkowitz said. Most people
have the Huckleberry Finn idea of
prayer, he added. You cannot go
to class unprepared for an examin
ation and ask God to help you get
an A. Along with prayer, man
must work and plan.
A man s prayer is the dominant
thing, the obsession of his life.
World peace will come, he de
clared, only when peace becomes
the prayer of the world.
Music group of YWCA will meet
this afternoon at 4 o’clock. Com
munity service group meets at 5
Special Student
Section Reserved
At California Tilt
A special student section, di
rectly behind the Oregon team
on the 50-yard line, has been
reserved for University rooters'
making the trip south for the
Oregon-California game Satur
Anse Cornell, athletic mana
ger who made the arrange
ments. indicated that over 300
seats in this section will be re
served for University rooters.
A special rate of $1.65 has been
set for Oregon students. A
slight deduction for ASUO
cards may be arranged, he said.
Aids Piggers
Roy Vernstrom . . . junior in
journalism, who edited this year’s
edition of the pigger’s guide and
placed copies on sale at booths on
the campus yesterday.
'Pigger's Guide'
Sales Reach 600
For All-Time High
Vernstrom Reports
'37 Results Doubled,
Salesmen Busy
Oregon’s great bible, the “pig
ger’s guide,” reached an all-time
first day sales high yesterday when
over 600 students kept campus
salesmen busy shelling out the new
1938-39 edition.
On the basis of the first day’s
sale, nearly twice as many as were
sold on the initial day last year,
Roy Vernstrom, editor-manager of
the guide, predicts a prosperous
season for the “pigger.” In spite
of the rain, students turned out in
large numbers to keep the booth
between Oregon and Commerce
busy all day, he said.
do-oo jn sins uo
All students who did not get
their guide yesterday will have a
chance to secure the book at the
University Co-op store or at
George Root’s office in McArthur
court, Vernstrom said. It will be
impossible to supply additional
directories after the present print
ed supply is exhausted, he stated.
Not only have requests for the
guide on the campus been exceed
ingly large, but many demands
from outside sources have been
received in the educational activi
ties office. Requests from Cam
bridge, Massachusetts; Newark,
New Jersey; Pittsburgh, Pennsyl
vania, and several from New York
City and Chicago have been among
those filed in the office.
The guide contains over 300 stu
dent names, addresses and phone
numbers besides a complete faculty
directory, map of the campus, and
diagram of the library.
Set Plans for
Big Informal
Class of '41 to Hold
Revels in McArthur
Court Dec. 3; Name
Band Promised
j TJO sophomores swung off to a
j start on plans for their annual fall
1 term informal last night, setting
I December 3 as the date for their
j revels in McArthur court, with a
| “big name” orchestra promised by
| class leaders for the occasion.
Co-chairmen for the affair will
be Marjorie McLean and Philip
Gould, who completed special com
mittee appointments last night.
Last year's informal—formal for
girls, informal for men—featured
a “Joe College” motif and two
bands, Gus Meyer’s from Oregon
and Bud Mercer’s from Oregon
State, competing for “supremacy
in swing.” This year’s sophomores
plan an orchestra with wide ap
peal as one of the features of
their dance. No definite selection
however, has been made by those
in charge.
Will Select Theme
The dance theme will be select
ed at a meeting of committees in
the near future, Miss McLean said.
Committee appointments re
leased last night include the fol
lowing: orchestra: Jim Pickett,
chairman, Berta Beck, Betty Bu
chanan, Kay Dillard, and Dusty
Jameson; publicity: Bill Ehrman,
chairman, Majeanne Glover, Elea
nor Swift, "Pete Igoe, Betty Kel
| ler, and Leonard Clark; advertis
ing: Bob Millspaugh, chairman,
Gerry Tripp, Margaret Adlesich, J.
T. Monahan, and Bill Orr.
Decoration: Betty Moore, chair
man, Margaret Crosbie, Jess Shinn,
Joan Hoke, Harry Davidson, and
Don Turner; program: Frank
Meek and Barbara Mayo, chair
men, Grant Alexander, Sue Peil,
Howard Jenks; ticket and sales:
| Chuck Tripp and Stan Johnson,
| chairmen, Jimmy Hickey, Pat
I Vandeneynde, Gene Sharp, Jean
' Miller and Dick Clark; patrons and
' patronesses: Ellouise Gunn, chair
man, Donna Ketchum, Genevieve
Casey, Kneeland Stone, and Fred
Waller; clean-up: Herb Barber,
chairman, Maurice Hunter, Ro
land Rodman, Jack Shimshak, Bob
Watson, and Henry Camp.
Charter Requested
By Cascade Locks
The city of Cascade Locks, an
ticipating a rapid growth as the
result of the construction of Bon
neville dam, has sent a request to
the University bureau of munici
pal research to prepare a charter
for a model city, Herman Kehrli,
bureau director, announced yes
Kehrli plans to attend a meet
ing at that city on Monday to dis
cuss the charter with civic offi
cials, he said.
Globe- Trotting Ben t
Sho wn by UO Grad
Having travelled in every continent, except Australia, in connec
tion with his work as a mining expert, Donald D. Smythe, Oregon
geology graduate, unexpectedly returned to the campus for the Home
coming festivities, and to visit his uncle. Dr. Edgar E. DeCou, of the
mathematics department.
Donald Smythe, who entered the University of Oregon as a fresh
man in iyiis, crossed 10 Europe
with the regular army when the
United States entered the world
war. He fought at Chauteau
Thierry and Beaux, and has only
recently returned from a trip to
Europe where he re-!visited the
scenes of these battles.
When the Armistice was signed
he returned to Oregon, where he
completed his work and received
a B.S. degree. He later married
Edna Zimmerman, a graduate oi
the school of journalism here, whc
served as foreign correspondent ir
China for a London newspaper foi
some time.
Since his graduation Mr
Smythe's work has taken him tc
i Peru, to the Sierra Pasco mine,
which is the largest copper mine in
, South America; to China, where
} he worked for three years, once
narrowly escaping death in a ban
. dit raid; and to many other Asiatic
countries, where he took innumer
able pictures of the natives and
wild life.
Recently he was sent on an ex
pedition into the Yellow Knife dis
i trict around Great Slave lake in
northern Canada, which borders on
the Arctic circle, to investigate
some mine veins there.
Aside from his travels, Mi
Smythe spent several years as a
geology instructor in various uni
versities of the country.
Cordial Supporter
Charles A. Sprague . . . gover
nor-elect of Oregon wlio has sig
nified his understanding of the
problems faced by higher educa
tion and last night expressed his
intention of backing it to the best
of his ability in a message to the
Sheldon Exposes
Palestine Trouble
Country Too Small,
Too Poor to Become
New Nation Home
The root of present racial dis
turbances in Palestine, source of
concern to Great Britain, was ex
posed by Dr. H. D. Sheldon in a
lecture to his history classes Mon
day. 4
The country is too small and
poor to be the home or a nation;
three or four million people could
not possibly be supported there,
the professor stated.
Dr. Sheldon, professor of history
and education, explained that due
to the presence of eight or ten
million Arabs to the south and east
of Palestine, the Jews would not
be safe unless they were under the
protection of a strong European
England, which now controls the
land, will probably let go of it in
case of another European war, he
ftOTC Rifle Teams
Plan Shooting Tilt
Oregon State's acceptance to
participate in a small bore rifle
match with Oregon and Washing
ton ROTC teams December 3, has
been received by Col. Robert M.
Lyon, military head.
Washington challenged Oregon
to a shoulder to shoulder match
here, with Oregon State also com
peting if they accepted. Oregon
last year's champion of the Ninth
Corps area (nine western states),
will be minus the services of four
members of the crack rifle squad.
“Oregon, Oregon State, and
Washington represent three of the
finest shooting squads in the coun
try," said Sergeant Harvey Blythe,
who trains and' selects the Univer
sity ROTC rifle team.
Mainstay of Oregon’s squad will
be Stan Warren, individual Ninth
Corps area small bore champ; Bill
Gieseke, National Guard champ;
Gilbert Wing, last year’s fresh
man sharpshooter; and Don Boyd,
member of last year’s team. Other
positions are sti’l open, but will be
tilled soon.
This match will be the first im
portant contest of the year and
will be held in the University's
ROTC shooting range. Winner of
the Hearst national ROTC trophy
in 1935 and 1937, Oregon will be
out to regain the cup again when
the annual competition is held.
Morse to Head •
Law Committee
Wayne L. Morse, dean of the
law school, has been selected chair
; man of the committee on law en
; forcement for the coming year, bj
the board of governors of the Ore
gon State Bar association.
O. J. Hollis, law school profes
J sor, is also on the committee.
Governor-Elect Sprague
Views Higher Education
In Speeches, Statement
Governor-Elect's Statement
(In an exclusive statement to the Oregon Emerald, Governor
elect Charles A. Sprague gave his views last night on higher educa
tion in the state.)
Oregon Daily Emerald:
Oregon’s higher educational institutions are rendering excellent
service thdligli I recognize that the increase of enrollment has put
a severe strain on the budget. I hope to see the institutions make
progress particularly in the quality of work done on the campuses.
This means the steady strengthening of faculties and raising of
standards. While I am a cordial supporter of higher education I
realize that the role of the governor with relation to higher educa
tion is restricted. He has responsibilities respecting appropriation
for higher education and has the duty of making appointments to
the state board of higher education who should be competent and
fair-minded persons.
The governor, however, should refrain from interfering with
internal administration or free expression of opinion by members
of faculties. CHARLES A SPRAGUE.
Don Cossacks Plan
Third Concert Here
Following- swiftly the dramatic visit of Violin Maestro Fritz Kreis
ler here Monday will be the appearance next Wednesday, November
16 of Serge Jaroff's world-famous Don Cossack chorus in concert at
McArthur court.
The coming of the colorful “singing horsemen of the steppes” will
be the third visit of the group in the past six years to the University
of Oregon campus, where each time they have received wide acclaim.
Little Man What Now
Serge Jaroff . . . director of the
Don Cossack Russian male chorus
to he presented in an ASUO con
cert at the Igloo next Wednesday
Friends Will Publish
Memorial Edition of
Mrs. Rebec's Poems
In commemoration of the late
Mary Rebec, wife of George Rebec,
dean of the graduate division, a
book of her poems will be pub
lished by a number of her friends,
it was learned yesterday. Mrs.
Rebec died last spring.
Several of her poems have ap
peared in the Atlantic Monthly.
However the majority have re
mained unpublished, upl to this
Dr. John Henry Nash is handl
ing the designing and printing of
this publication.
According tt> Robert C. Hall,
associate professortof journalism,
the book will be completed some
time before Christmas.
Independents Plan
Social Get-Together
A social “get-together” will be
observed by independent men and
women when they gather in Ger
I linger hall at 7:30 Monday night
for a joint meeting.
Tentative plans for the occasion
include a program of singing and
specialty dancing, climaxed with a
speech by S. Stephenson Smith,
popular professor of English.
All independents are invited.
The Cossacks come to Eugene
with more than 3750 concerts in
Europe, the United States, Mex
ico, Australia, New Zealand, and]
the Orient behind them and will
offer here a program of the color
ful folk songs and Stirring music
of old Russia of the “czar’s era,”
which died with the inception of
the new regime.
Most of the music which the Don
Cossacks sings has never been set
down in writing, but has passed
along vocally from generation to
generation in the families of old
Russian aristocracy. As the few
Cossacks remaining in Russia to
day are prohibited by Soviet law
from singing the old songs the con
certs of the Don Cossacks are the
sole means by which this once
proud musical heritage is pre
The program to be presented
here is divided into three parts,
the first devoted to church music,
the second to haunting folk melo
dies of Russia, and the final group
to stirring Cossack soldier songs
accompanied by shrill calls, bar
baric shouts, and frenzied danc
Ed Walker, ASUO ticket clerk,
has announced that no exchange
tickets will be necessary for the
concert, and that student tickets
alone are sufficient for admit
tance to this program.
Stoddard Unable
To Start Work
Because of illness, Laurence G.
Stoddard, recently appointed in
structor in physics and astronomy,
who is to succeed Rex R. Rhoten,
was unable to take his position
Monday as scheduled.
Mr. Stoddard received his mas
ter’s degree from UCLA, and has
recently completed the work for
his Ph.D. degree at the University
of California.
Chemistry Staff
Plans Motor Trip
The entire staff of the chemistry
department plans to motor to Sa
lem Saturday evening, November
12, to attend a meeting of the Ore
gon section of the American Chem
ical association, which will be held
The latest developments in chem
istry will be discussed at the meet
Sergeant A g u 1 e has an
nounced that all ROTC men are
requested to report in front of
the headquarters on 15th street
at 9:45 am. on Friday for the
Armistice day parade. Members
are requested to be in full uni
form, the sergeant stated.
Publisher Seen as
Education - Minded
Man; Radio Talks
An educationally minded man
was elected to the governorship or
Oregon Tuesday when Charles A.
Sprague, Salem publisher, swept
to victory by almost a three to
two majority.
“I have long had deep interest
in education. In my younger man
hood, I served as a high school
teacher and principal, and later as
superintendejn|t in schools,”
Sprague said in a campaign speech
over KOIN, November 2.
Despite his program of tax re
duction, Charles Sprague will not
let the universities and schools
suffer, he indicated in most of his
major talks.
Sees Problems
“Our higher institutions suffer
because enrollment has increased
much faster than income,” the
new governor stated in comment
ing on what he termed “some of
the acute problems of education.”
“As governor, I should lend what
aid I could in solving our school
problems to the end that we may
improve our system of education
from the elementary grades clear
through the University,” he prom
Education is one phase of gov
ernment that has been pretty
much overlooked, he said, Oregon’s
school system employs many peo
ple and spends more money than
any other state agency. It has
long been the pride of the people
who have been willing to make
great sacrifices to provide im
proved educational opportunities
for their children, Sprague stated
in his speech over KOIN.
Was Former Educator
Mr. Sprague has been connected
with, and interested in, education
for many years. He has served a3
a high school teacher and princi
pal, superintendent of schools and
for a time superintendent of pub
lic instruction in the state of
An interest in young people
graduating from educational in
stitutions in Oregon, particularly
institutions of higher learning, was
shown by the Salem publisher in
another speech before election.
Job-Finding Important
“My interest goes beyond the
schools as an institution to the
young people they are serving, and
extends particularly to the efforts
of young people to establish them
selves in life after their school
days are over. In far too many in
stances, youth coming out of high
schools and college find no steady
employment," he commented.
Music Class Hears
String Ensemble
A string quartet of University
music students appeared before the
music appreciation class of Dean
John J. Landsbury this week.
They illustrated the use of, and
the kinds of music which can be
played with string instruments.
Members of the ensemble were
Lorene Mitchell, Mary Ann Holt,
Ruthalbert Wolfenden, and Madge
Conaway. #
A woodwind ensemble will also
play before the class this week.
Instruments in this quartet will
be oboe, clarinet, flute, and bas
Dean E. F. Lawrence
Gets Appointment
Ellis F. Lawrence, dean of the
school of architecture and allied
arts, was recently appointed chair
man of the national advisory com
mittee for preparation for prac
The committee is composed of
representatives from collegiate
schools of architecture, national
council of registration boards,
Beaux Arts Institute of Design,
and the educational committee of
the American Institute of Archi