Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 18, 1938, Image 1

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    U. OF ORE.
Majoress Question
r Nearly 'Settled' by
AWS Council Vote
Portland Traffic
Problems Solved
On Page Three
AWS Heads Give Thumbs
Down Decision on Proposal
For UO Drum Majorettes
Coed Group Disapproves of Baton Twirler
Whether in University or Not; Dean Hazel
P* Schwering Absent From Meeting
The AWS once again said “no” on the majoress proposition.
Meeting yesterday afternoon the council discussed the issue, attack
ing it vigorously. In a resolution to the student affairs committee, the
council voiced their disapproval of women, whether they are in the
University or not, acting as drum majoreses.
The resolution was passed with but one dissenting vote, and that
person was neither for nor againsl
the idea.
At a campus luncheon of al
umni advisers of sororities yes
terday, Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering,
dean of women, asked the ad
visers the question, “Would you
approve of a girl in your house
acting as drum majoress?”
It was not learned what the
individual answers were or to
T what use Dean Schwering will ■
put the information obtained.
Neither Mrs. Macduff nor Mrs.
Schwering, who acts as adviser to
the group and who has been
blamed for the failure to obtain a
drum majoress a year ago, were at
the meeting.
Resolution Stated
As passed, the resolution reads:
“To the student affairs commit
“Be it resolved that the AWS
council goes on record as disap
proving any woman’s participating
in the activities of the University
of Oregon band in the capacity of
“The AWS council bases its au
thority on Article I, Section II of
the AWS constitution which reads:
The purpose of the organization
shall be to furnish a medium
through which the social standards
of the University of Oregon may
be elevated and maintained.’’
Armistice Day
Program Done
In Television
Novelty was the keynote of the
first University of Southern Cali
fornia television broadcast com
memorating Armistice day, which
was presented by the USC radio
players over KHJ’s television sta
tion W6XAO.
Material for the program was
extracted from the commentary
about the Armistice found in 20
year-old copies of the college pa
y per. Future weekly programs will
be termed, “Timely Topics on the
New Course
The University of Wisconsin has
a new course to train students for
careers in the United States for
eign service.
* * *
Bring Him Around
He—I’ve got a friend I’d like
you to meet.
Society girl—Who are his fam
Chorus Girl—How much money
has he ?
College girl—Where is he ?
A A *
According to Yale
The “Yale Record” came through
+ with a plan for settlement of the
dispute between Harvard’s admin
istration and the city council o1
Cambridge. The Record’s plan:
That Harvard university be re
moved not only from the munici
pality of Cambridge, but also from
the state of Massachusetts and
further, from the United States.
To this end we summon a confer-;
ence to be held in Hollywood con
sisting of the Yale Record and
Harvard Lampoon, Adolph Hitler,
and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.
Fraternities Claim
Five New Members
Five new members were claimed
by fraternities on the Oregon cam
pus this week, according to Dean
of Men Virgil D. Earl.
The new Greek additions are
Lloyd W. Selfridge, Delta Tau
V Delta; Alan Chaffee, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon; Don Barker and Robert
E. Mitchell, Phi Kappa Psi; Wood
row Rasmussen, Pi Kappa Alpha.
Art Court Gets
New Foliage
It's a bit of face lifting and
j a bit of beauty treatment that
j the court of the art school has
j been undergoing lately,
j First two madrone trees, one
dead and the other one rapidly
approaching that state, were re
moved and replaced by two Lom
I bardy poplars.
Then it was decided that a
| certain place was too high; so
the grass was removed — in
squares, of course—placed on the
sidelines, and the ground leveled.
The latter process started
yesterday morning was only
half completed—but in a day or
two no one will know the dif
ference—except for a little mud.
Interfrat Councilmen
Talk Rushing Rules
University fraternities next year
will not be allowed to pledge more
j men than they have room for, the
I interfraternity council ruled last
night. Definite action by the coun
cil to elirriThate such objectionable
features of rush week was start
ed at the meeting.
Big changes in next year’s pro
gram were planned, including a
possible change of the bid system,
following Frank Nash's report on
this year’s freshman week.
Old Town Minutes
Show Amusing Bits
Of Former Times
The bureau of municipal re
search, during the process of co
difying ordinances for 24 Oregon
cities, has recently uncovered
amusing bits of information in the
early records of Oregon.
Reading the minutes of Canby,
one would conclude that at one
time that city had very trust1
worthy prisoners, who remained in
jail without the assistance of a
lock. The minutes stated that a
motion had been made and passed
ordering the chief of police “to
procure a lock for the city jail and
put it on!”
In 1887, a Eugene night watch
man, when he asked for a $10
raise, was told that he first must
agree to light each of the street
lights with a torch, a task which
required his climbing a ladder, ac
cording to Mr. R. S. Bryson, legal
consultant for the bureau.
He said the “street lights” then
were square lamps set on posts
about nine feet high. He contin
ued that each of these lamps had
locked doors which had to be
opened at night and in the morn
ing at the time they were extin
Onthank to Attend
NY A Executive Meet
Dean of Personnel Karl W. On
thank will leave this morning for
Portland to attend the executive
committee meeting of the Oregon
Mothers organization and the state
advisory meeting on NYA.
The purposes of NYA and a dis
cussion of educational aid pro
grams will fill the two days of the
Youth Administration conference.
Dean Onthank was formerly state
director of NYA, and is now a
member of the advisory commit
With him to the Mothers’ meet
will go Mrs. Warren D. Smith,
Mrs. A. E. Caswell, and Mrs. Ray
mond W’alsh, all of Eugene.
Noted Scribe
Cracks Wise
On US Regime
'Merry - Go ■ Round'
Writer Goes Inside
News to Tell Story
In Assembly
Bringing to life his famous
‘'■Washington Merry Go Round”
column, Drew Pearson, at an all
school Gerlinger assembly “tied
the can to the tail” of activities in
the nation’s capital, as he gave po
litical affairs and personalities in
Washington an airing in their les
ser-known lights.
Members of the president’s cab
inet received the brunt of his sat
ire as he presented amusing pen
portraits of Roosevelt's aides.
Secretary of Commerce Roper was
termed as the “most useless
member of the cabinet,” while
Secretary of War Woodring re
ceived the description of a “nice
little ineffectual fellow who would
n’t hurt anybody.” Frances Per
kins he dubbed a "great expert on
patchwork quilts and colonial
President Real Power
“The president is the adminis
tration,” declared Drew Pearson,
but the noted author added that it
is \$ice-President Garner who
holds the secret power in national
politics. It is only that Garner
plays his cards behind the scenes.
Referring to the 1940 campaigns,
Pearson, whose syndicated column
is read in 300 newspapers daily,
said that Roosevelt really doesn’t
want to run again, but may have
to in order to continue his present
policies. He added that he believed
Roosevelt will continue a “left of
center” stand, because he must
keep the good will of liberal re
England Must Retreat
War within six months will be
the outcome, he said, “unless the
British Empire is willing to be
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Math Department
GetsNew Professor
Added to the University mathe
matics department to meet in
creased enrollment in mathematics
courses, Dr. Thurman Stewart
Peterson this week began his du
ties as full-time instructor.
The new professor, member of
several national mathematical soci
eties, is a graduate of the Califor
nia Institute of Technology. After
graduating with honors he was
made a teaching fellow at Ohio
State University where he received
his master’s and doctor’s degrees.
For two years Dr. Peterson was
an instructor at the University of
Michigan, following which he spent
two years as research worker at
the Princeton Institute for Ad
vanced Study, where he made the
acquaintance of Albert Einstein,
author of the theory of relativity.
The new instructor is actively
interested in sports and was a
member of the baseball, basketball,
and football teams at Cal Tech.
Dr. Peterson will bring his wife
and 14-month-old daughter to Eu
gene from Dos Angeles during
Christmas vacation.
Socialized Medicine
AAUP Meet Topic
Dr. H. J. Sears, University medi
cal school faculty member, will
speak on “Socialized Medicine" to
night at the meeting of the Ore
gon chapter of the American As-1
sociation of University Professors
at the Anchorage at 6:30, Prof.
Charles G. Howard, president, an
nounced yesterday.
Dr. Sears has been a member of
the medical school faculty since
Other faculty members from
Portland will also be guests at the
Professor F. L. Stetson of the
school of education left Thursday
for Portland where he will have
charge of the district conference
of Phi Delta Kappa, national edu
cation honorary.
Time Table Issued
Weekending Ducks
By Rally Committee
Portland-bound Webfoots, set for another football weekend,
were given last-minute directions for making connections at rally
events in a statement issued by the rally committee last night.
Rally train leaves the station here at 3:30 this afternoon, arriv
ing in Portland around 7. Bonfire time is 8:30, with the seene the
Benson Tech field at East 12th and Glisan.
The Broadway theater rally starts at 10 tonight with dancing
in the lobby. The stage show is set to begin at 11. Admission, 40
cents. The Jantzen Beach dance Saturday night begins at 9, with
admission set at $1 a couple.
Girl rooters were asked to bring along their pompoms for use
at the game Saturday.
Repeating its warning issued after the last Portland game, the
educational activities office declared it would confiscate any ASUO
cards presented at the stadium by any other than the rightful
Errant Australian Talks On
Home-Land Down Under
At Women’s Group Meet
Don Ingram-Smith Explains to Symposium
That Kangaroo-Land Is Not lust an Island,
Larger Than America in Fact
A long way from home is Don Ingram-Smith, graduate of the col
lege in Sidney, Australia, who is visiting the Oregon campus on his
tour of America.
Friendly, young Mr. Ingram-Smith could easily be mistaken for
an American student except for his decided accent. He was a delegate
from Australia to the youth conference at Vassar college and from
there traveled from Chicago down to New Mexico and then up through
Bede Interviewed
On KOAC Broadcast
[Reminiscences of a former small!
town newspaper man were given
last evening at a meeting of Sig
ma Delta Chi, journalism honor-,
ary, by Elbert Bede, prominent
Oregon publisher. Mr. Bede was in
Eugene to make a radio interview
with George Turnbull, journalism
professor, over KOAC.
Giving his views on the present
tendencies of the press ^n the po
litical field, Mr. Bede said, “De-!
spite all we say about politics, I
believe there is less political rack
eteering than ever before, and this
is due to the fact it is known that
newspapers will subject crooked- i
ness, wherever found, to pitiless
publicity. Political gangsters can
not thrive in a country in which
there is a free press whose news
columns cannot be controlled.”
For many years the publisher of
the Cottage Grove Sentinel, Bede
is now the editor of the Portland
F erromagnetism
Aspects, Caswell's
Physics Meet Topic
At the meeting of the Oregon
chapter of the American Associa
tion of Physics Teachers to be held
Saturday at Linfield college, Dr.
A. E. Caswell, head of the physics
department, will discuss some
aspects of ferromagnetism.
In his talk he will bring out the
new theory that atoms spin around
in a group like a top in highly
magnetic materials as opposed to
the former belief that they turned
around like a compass. He will use
iron as an example in his discus
Dr. Caswell and Dr. W. V. Nor
ris will represent the University
of Oregon at this meeting.
Ellis Wins Jewett
After-Dinner Award
Dean Ellis, Leonard Clark, and
Harrington Harlow were the win
ners of the Jewett after-dinner
speaking contest held last night
at the Cafe Del Rey. Prizes of $15,
$10, and $5 went to the winners.
Ellis, a junior, stressed the idea
that you can’t apply given figures
to a human situation and make it
work out.
Robert Miller, student teacher
in Roosevelt junior high school, has
been called to Portland because of
1 the death of his father.
California, speaking at several
“I bought a little car in New
York,” he said, smiling, ‘‘but just
outside of Los Angeles, it gave
cut.” So he came the rest of the
way by himself.
While here, Mr. Ingram-Smith
wifi speak to several groups on the
Using a mixture of his English
accent and what an American
would term slang phrases, he
spoke to the women’s symposium
Tuesday at Friendly hall.
Australia Unknown Subject
Most Americans don’t know
anything about Australia, he told
the group. They consider it just
an ‘‘island somewhere down in the
South Pacific, you know.” In
reality, he said, it is larger than
the United States, and the climate
in parts is much like that of Cali
fornia—the people do a lot of bask
ing in the sun. They are the most
casual group in the world, the
speaker said. ■'
America Is Coming Race
The Australian declared he be
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YM Secretary Visits
On Oregon Campus
Mr. Howard Willis, northwest
regional secretary of the student
branch Qf the YMCA, visited the
campus yesterday to confer with
the University Y officials about
future regional conferences.
Campus activities and help for
the Jewish refugees in the United
States were the matters that Mr.
Willis took up at a joint cabinet
meeting of the local YM and YW.
Mr. Willis is now on a tour of
all the colleges and universities in
the Willamette valley. He is a
former student of Ohio State col
Miss Erickson Will
Play Over KOAC
Evelyn Erickson, student of
Mrs. Aurora Potter Underwood,
will give a piano recital over ra
dio station KOAC tonight at 8:30
Selections to be offered by Miss
Erickson include John Powell’s
“Banjo-Picker,” Chopin’s “Noc
turne in F Sharp,” and Bach’s
“Prelude and Fuge in D Minor.”
Corvallis Women
Hear Dean Morris
Victor P. Morris, dean of th<
BA school, spoke at a meeting ol
the Business and Professional Wo
men’s club of Corvallis last nighl
on “Lessening International Ten
Kappa Sigma
Slapped for
Undress Call
Members of Kappa Sigma
were placed on social probation
yesterday following a meeting
of the faculty and student disci
pline board, for recent treat
ment of one of their “pin plant
According to members of the
discipline committee, fraternity
brothers presented the Kappa
Sig at the sorority of his fin
ce in a condition too “barely
clad” for calling.
The decision was made only
after disapproval of the action
was shown by the heaus of both
men’s and women’s living' organ
izations, who agreed that such
treatment of “pin planters” is
not University tradition at all
but merely a recent innovation
into fraternity life.
Red Cross Donations
May SetNew Record
Funds to Be Given
To Hurricane - Torn
New Englanders
Funds from the University Red
Cross drive have increased last
year’s donations by a “good mar
gin” and hopes are high for setting
a new record for Oregon, states
Lois Onthank, chairman of the
drive. Figures may be released
“All houses are cooperating with
both small and large donations
from every member. Each organ
ization will be contacted again by
speakers who will tell of the value
of the Red Cross,” Miss Onthank
Donations from this year’s drive
on the campus will be given to
the hurricane victims in New En
Anne Duden has asked all inter
ested coeds to sell Red Cross mem
berships in the downtown area.
Landsbury Cancels
Trip to Washington
John J. Landsbury, dean of the
University school of music, has
canceled proposed engagements to
go to Washington, D. C., next
month to confer with congressmen
on a bill affecting music teaching
in public schools, he announced
here Monday.
Dean Landsbury’s decision to
remain in Eugene was attributed
to heavy work in the music school
curriculum. The group he was
scheduled to confer with was the
“committee of schools of music of
state universities in connection
with certification of teachers of
music in public schools.”
Events which will take up much
of Dr. Landsbury’s time in the
near future are the University
symphony concert on November
22, and the nation-wide broadcast
of the orchestra on December 3,
on which he will give a brief talk.
'Olivermen'Want Win
For Annual Big Game
Against Washington
Webfoots Underdogs in Thirty-Third Tiff
With Northern Neighbors; Records Same
For Both Teams, Jinx Favors Oregon
Striving1 to score a major coast upset, Oregon’s badly crippled but
hopeful Webfoots will tangle with Unviersity of Washington gridders
at Portland Saturday in the annual Duck-Husky “big game" battle.
Once again decided underdogs, the Webfoots are not conceded much
chance of upsetting the fast-coming and powerful Huskies, according
(to the dope sheets.
But this game is one in which the dope bucket is kicked clear
under the stands. Comparative scores have never meant much in this
traditional battle. -——-... „
Records Are Equal
Since 1900, the two teams have
faced each other 32 times and the
chart reads 14 wins for each team
and 4 ties.
The Huskies have had many a
powerful bal club in the past few
years. Ball clubs which should
have bested the best Oregon could
field by considerable margin. But
the Webfoots, calling on their fam
ous jinx to aid them, battled up
from defeat time and again to edge
out the Huskies.
1936 Upset Near
In 1936, Washington had her
coast championship and Rose Bowl
bound squad, pregon had one of
her poorest- teams in years. But
the final score in a terrific strug
gle favored Washington noly 7 to 0.
So this game rates in the col
umn of the really unpredictables,
even though the Huskies upset the
mighty Southern Cal Trojans last
week. •
A lineup dotted with new faces
is slated to take the field for Ore
gon. The Webfoots are nursing 11
injured players, and- two, Mel Pas
solt, guard, and Elroy Jensen,
tackle, are almost sure to see no
In Vic Reginato’s right end berth
will probably be Bud Robertson.
At left end Larry Lance is firmly
entrenched. Jim “Big Red” Stuart,
husky sophomore, is slated to step
into Jensen’s shoes at right tackle.
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Lutheran Students
To Hear Dahlberg
On Religion Sunday
W. A. Dahlberg, speech profes
sor, will speak on the biological
basis for religion to the Lutheran
Student association in joint meet
ing with the Corvallis Lutheran
students Sunday evening at 6 at
the YWCA bungalow.
The remainder of the program,
which is being presented by June
Nordling and George Luoma, Uni
versity students, consists of a
group discussion, special musical
numbers, devotionals, and refresh
Miss Janet Smith, University
employment secretary ha3 been
confined to her home at the Thir
teenth street co-op house due to
Martin Selected
To Plag 'Noah'
On Guild Stage
Heads Large Cast
Of Veterans and
New Actors
The entire cast of the forthcom
ing- Guild theater play “Noah” has
been selected and rehearsals are
well under way, it was announced
yesterday by Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt,
director. Both old and new faces
will be seen in the production as
some of the parts will be taken by
actors who were in the last play,
while other players are appearing
with the Guild theater for the first
Adrian Martin has been chosen
for the title role as the famous
old Biblical character, Noah. Ma,
Noah’s faithful wife, will be por
trayed by Edith Eckstrom. The
three sons are Ham, Eddie Hearn;
Japhet, Derwent Banta; and Shem,
Wilfred Roadman. Kathleen Mc
Alear, Mary Ellen Williams, and
Jeannette Hoss will take the parts
of the three neighbor girls who
complete the crew.
Robert (Smoky) Whitfield will
play one of the disbelievers who
threaten Noah. Animal roles are
taken by Margaret Gedney, mon
key; P. T. Chiolero, elephant;
Robert Whitfield, bear; Frank
Waller, lion; Jerry Lakefish, tiger;
and Virginia Whitlock, cow.
“Noah” is to be presented at
the University theater on Decem
ber 1, 2, and 3.
Faculty Members Go
To Salem Meeting
The committee on Teachers’ Ed
ucation will hold a convention, in
Salem this morning at 10 o’clock.
Three faculty members from the
University plan to attend, accord
ing to Dr. Leighton, dean of the
school of physical education.
Dr. J. R. Jewell, dean of the
school of education, and Dr. C. L.
Huffaker, professor of education
will attend as well as Dr. Leigh
Oregon Men Prepared toFigh t
If War Should Come, Poll Shows
Oregon males are prepared for
war if brought on by actions of
dictators; furthermore the males
almost unanimously will protect
this country from invasion. That
was the result of a poll of 25
men’s living organizations on the
A representative of each house
was asked the following ques
tion: “If Hitler and other dicta
tors persist in their attempts to
make their respective countries
the dominating powers in the
world, and in doing so entangle
the United States, would you be
prepared for war and would you
volunteer or wait and be draft
Of the 20 representatives, 1,1
would volunteer immediately;
10 would volunteer of this coun
try were invaded, but would wait
to be drafted if the fighting W'as
to take place on foreign shores;
only four would wait and be
drafted without any qualification
of circumstances.
Some of the various comments
and answers to the questions
were as follows:
“Would Gladly Go”
An Alpha hall resident stated,
“If the situation became acute,
and the United States declared
war, I would gladly volunteer.”
A representative of Campbell
Co-op said he would wait and be
drafted as he didn’t believe in
war. However he modified this
by saying that in case of inva
sion, he would volunteer.
A reason for volunteering was
aptly phrased by a Chi Psi. “If
the country went to war, there
wouldn't be anything of import
ance to do at home,” he said.
Although a pacifist at heart,
one SAE thought he would pro
tect this country from invasion,
Eight Would Volunteer
Random members of other fra
ternities who would volunteer
immediately included represen
tatives of Alpha Tau Omega,
Canard club, Delta Tau Delta,
Delta Upsilon, Omega hall. Phi
Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, and
Sigma Nu.
Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa
Alpha, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma
Chi, Theta Chi, Zeta hall, Gam
ma hall, and Beta Theta Pi rep
resentatives would all volunteer
if the United States were in
vaded, but would wait for the
draft if the conflict was to be
in foreign climes.
The four men who would wait
for the draft in any case were
from Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, and
Sherry Ross hall.
In taking the poll, one thing
was easily discernible. Most of
the persons questioned had al
ready formulated opinions, and
gave their answers without hesi