Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 22, 1938, Image 1

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    Drum Majoress for
Oregon? Settlement
To Be Made Today
Jimmy Nicholson’s sticky fingers . . . caught a pass from Donovan late in the second quarter and
ran it 15 yards to set it near the point from wliie li his educated toe booted the game’s only score.
, . , , , , , (Courtesy (lie Register-CJuard)
Marshall Stenstrom’s ambling feet . . . arc shown hero carrying him for an Oregon firs* down late in
the first quarter as 21,500 persons watched the favored Huskies lose 3-0.
Washington Has Them—Why Not Oregon?
Five pretty Washington drum-majoresses . . . smiling for the cameraman after “bringing down the
house"’ as they strutted their stuff for the Oregon stands. Left to right they are: Ruth .lean Rodgers,
June Martin, Roberta Rice, Jane Bender, Phillis Opie.
Majoress Question in Test Today;
Petitions, Picketing in Late Hours
UO Student Affairs
Group to Consider
Differing Opinions
After more than a week of ar
guments pro and con, the question
of whether the University of Ore
gon shall have a drum majoress
will face its final test-the stu
dent affairs committee-today
at 11:50.
The meeting called by Dean of
Men Virgil Earl will decide on
two proposals. One presented by
the student executive committee,
the student ruling body, request
ing that immediate action be tak
en to secure a drum majoress for
the University, and the other from
the AWS council against the
whole idea.
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Syracuse Men
Pay Fees, Help
Sorority Funds
The Associated Press reported
recently that Syracuse university
coeds are charging fees for a godo
night kiss as a means of raising
house funds. Escorts must drop
a coin in a silver bowl for every
kiss. Weekends call for special
* * *
Practically Spartan
“Are they strict at your col
lege ?”
“Strict? Well, you remember
Hemingway? He died and they
propped him up till the lecture
* * *
David Van Wallace, student at
the University of Detroit, has
realized a 15-year ambition by re
suming his education which was
interrupted more than a decade
ago when he broke his neck.
* * *
Collegiate Evolution
Freshman—"Two plate lunches,
I can't get along on one.”
Sophomore—“One plate lunch,
Junior—“Two hamburgers and
a cuppa coffee.”
Senior—“Guess I'll have to
punch a couple more holes in this
Guild Hall to Present
Biblical Drama
Modern Version of
'Noah' and Ark Is
Students and townspeople will
be treated to one of the year’s
most unusual [productions when
Andre Obey’s “Noah” is presented
by the Guild hall players on De
cember 1, 2, and 3, according to
the director, Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt.
“Different from any play thus
far produced by the drama de
partment, ‘Noah’ in rehearsal
shows promise of being one of the
Guild players’ most interesting of
ferings,” she said.
Stage settings have been de
signed by Horace Robinson, and
under his direction the “ark” is
rapidly being built by the stage
crew. In designing the set a de
parture has been made from the
conventional ideal of what the
ark really was. Just as the story
has been given new life by modern
language and actions, so also has
the historical boat been renovated
with modern nautical accessories.
Noah of the Bible would probably
have a hard time recognizing this
as his ark in some respects.
In the actual handling of the
play Martha Hartshorne will serve
as stage manager, assisted by Bet
tie Jane Quigley, Jane Cottrell, and
Helen Parsons. Frank Morgan
takes care of stage lighting, and
Norma Rose Evans, assisted by
Fred Waller, is in charge of prop
Choral Group to Sing
Over Station KOAC
The choral group of University
high school, under the direction of
Mrs. Anne Landsbury Beck, will
sing on the University program
this afternoon over radio station
The program consists of the fol
lowing selections: “Waterboy,” an
old negro folk and work song;
“Adoramus Te” by Palestrina; and
“Czecholovakian Dance Song,” ar
ranged by Manney.
The program will emanate by re
mote control from the music au
Last Minutes Spent
Gathering Names,
Carrying Signs
Last minute preparations by
both sides to the drum mayoresses
controversy yesterday kept stu
dents working- far into the night.
Proponents of the idea were pre
pared to present petitions signed
by almost half the student body,
including nearly as many women
as men, to the committee tomor
as men, to the committee today.
Other demonstrations on the
campus included picketing the
AWS by students carrying signs
marked in huge red letters "AWS
Council Unfair to Students. We
Want Drum-Majoresses,” and a
definite voice of approval from
most of the players on the Oregon
football team.
Oregonian Favors Idea
They also hailed an editorial in
Saturday morning’s Portland Ore
gonian as’ a definite expression
that outside opinion was in favor
of the proposal. A canvass of the
Oregon band members also re
vealed that the organization was
almost wholeheartedly behind the
A marked demonstration for the
coed baton-twirlers was also noted
at the Oregon-Washington game
in Portland Saturday when stu
dents of the Oregon rooting sec
tion stood to cheer the high-step
ping University of Washington
girls who marched before the band.
Girls Hopeful
Meanwhile Mary Anderson and
Ann Emmons, the two Eugene
high school girls whom the peti
tions named for the Oregon State
game are anxiously waiting the
outcome of the decision.
The two girls indicated when
questioned last night that they are
willing and honored at having the
chance to become Oregon drum
majoresses. "We have complete
outfits of our own which we could
wear,” they said. “We hope the
committee s reaction will be favor
Betty Jane Quigley received
word of the death of her father
Saturday. She was taken to her
home in Albany by Mathea Han
son, housemother at the Hilyard
street coed cooperative, of which
Betty Jane is a member. Funeral
services were held in Albany yes
Rally Commitee
Looks* Ahead to
OSC Weekend
Program Skeleton
Essentially Same as
Last Week's
Back on the campus only a few
hours from a busy and profitable
weekend in Portland, the ASUO
rally committee promptly started
yesterday on the coming weekend,
announcing most of the program
for Friday and Saturday.
Rally Chairman Scott Corbett
was hors-de-combat in Portland,
holding down a sick bed, but that
didn’t seem to hold back the other
committee members, who were en
gaged in distributing handbills and
posters publicizing weekend events.
The program announced includes
a theater rally at the Paramount,
this time having only University of
Oregon rooters. Dancing will begin
on the mezzanine of the Paramount
at nine o’clock, following which
campus talent will compete in a
sparkling stage show. A regular
film offering will wind up the bill.
The rally committee is again
sponsoring a special train at the
same reduced rates in effect last
Saturday night offers another
Jantzen Beach dance, this time
with Bart Woodyard’s revamped
orchestra, featuring a new girl
UO, OSC Honoraries
Hold Joint Initiation
A joint meeting of Oregon and
Oregon State chapters of Sigma
Delta Pi, national Spanish honor
ary, was held in Memorial Union
building on the Oregon State cam
pus Friday, November 18, for the
purpose of initiating new members.
The initiation was followed by a
banquet and program of music
and group singing in Spanish. Spe
cial guests at the banquet were
four South American students now
attending Oregon State college.
Oregon students initiated were
Robert C. Anderson, Donald Cas
tanien, Waldo Caufield, Charles
Hillway, Robert Pettee, Martin
Tengs, and Mary Wright.
Duke university will celebrate
the centennial of its founding next
Exchange Tickets
Available Until
Wednesday Noon
ASUO card holders intending
to take in Saturday’s game
must get exchange tickets from
the ASUO ticket office by Wed
aesday noon, according to a re
minder issued yesterday by
A.SUO Ticket Clerk Ed Walker.
Student body cards must be
brought to the ticket offices in
McArthur court for the ex
change tickets, which carry no
extra charge. Exchange tickets
will be the%>nly method of ad
mission to the game for stu
dent body members, as Multno
mah stadium officials will not
handle exchange tickets. Any
one failing to get an exchange
ticket will not be able to get
into the stadium on an ASUO
AWS Goes on Unfair List
Murial Patterson and Jack Bryant ... holding picketing sign in
main corridor of libe at 9 o’clock last night to get signers for petitions.
The sign protested AWS action on the drum inajorcss question.
Rex Underwood to Lift
Baton on Symphony
Orchestra Tonight at 8:30
Three Soloists Will Appear With 70-Piece
University Orchestra at First Concert of
Season in Music Auditorium
Tonight at 8:30 the music auditorium of the University school of
music will open wide its doors for the first major concert of the season
the University symphony orchestra under the direction of Rex
Underwood. It will be the first of three concerts sponsored by the
Eugene symphony association to send the orchestra to the people
of the Northwest.
The work of the 70-piece orchestra will be supplemented by three
soloists, Halfred Young, tenor,
John Stehn, clarinetist, and Mayo
Sorenson, flutist. All are instruc
tors in the University school of
music. Symphonic selections from
many countries will be included on
the program.
Suite by Charpentier
From France comes the greater
part of the selections, one of the
most romantic of which is the "Im
pressions of Italy Suite” by Char
pentier. In this, the most colorful
of the three movements depicts the
travels of mules along a mountain
path in Italy, while near at hand
the shepherds speak words of love
to dark-eyed shepherdesses. Others
in the French group are the Saint
Saens "Tarantelle for Flute, Clari
net, and Orchestra,” and Ravel’s
“Mother Goose Suite.”
From nineteenth-century Gzarist
Russia come two numbers from the
emotional pen of Peter Ilyitch
Tschaikowsky. They are the
“Waltz from Serenade for Strings”
and the “Pizzicato Ostinato from
the Fourth Symphony,” described
by Mr. Underwood as “some of the
loveliest string music ever writ
Halfre4 Young to Sing
England's Coleridge-Taylor is the
composer of "Onaway, Awake Be
loved,” which Halfred Young will
sing. The great intemperate Ital
ian, Rossini, wrote Mr. Young's
other selection, “La Danza.” The
Bach of old Germany composed the
“Prelude and Fugue” which will be
offered by the orchestra. It was
arranged for orchestral presenta
tion by Abert. Mr. Stehn and Mr.
Sorenson will play solos in the
“Tarantelle” by Saint-Saens.
Boushey Leads
Bowmen Into
Coburg Forest
Earl E. Boushey’s 3 o’clock
archery class will depart from
the usual class routine today and
lay aside the warlike bows and
arrows in order to go visiting.
The class plans a trip to Co
burg to visit the archery shop
of Wilburn Cochran, according
to Professor Boushey. The ob
ject of the visit, he said, is to
show the class the whole process
of making archery equipment.
They will see what types of
woods are picked, how they are
seasoned, and how the bow is
made from the seasoned stick.
The class will leave at the
regular class hour, Professor
Boushey said.
OSC ROTC Headman
Visits Colonel Lyon
Colonel Frederick C. Test, head
of Oregon State's HOTC unit, re
cently visited Colonel Robert M.
Lyon, head of the local ROTC de
partment, when they discussed
plans for the Governor’s day com
No definite plans were estab
lished for the drill competition be
tween the two schools, which will
be held in Corvallis. The exact
place of drill is undecided, as a
large field is desired to accomo
date the crowd.
Webfoots Clamp Down
To Score 3-0 Victory
Highly-Favored Huskies Swamped by Fast
'Aerials' of Hard-Playing Ducks; Jimmy
Nicholson Makes Scoring Kick
Oregon’s Webfoots found the key to their pass defense puzzle and
connected with a few aerials of their own Saturday as they scored a
stunning 3 to 0 victory over the highly favored Washington eleven
on the Multnomah stadium field in Portland.
All the scoring was confined to about two seconds of play—the time
it took little Jimmy Nicholson to thump the ball squarely between
the uprights for the winning margin. But Salem Jimmy's kick was
only one of the features of a game
that kept a crowd of 20,000 in the
stands until the final gun barked
in the crisp chill of late afternoon.
Team ‘Inspired’
Playing inspired football, the
Oregons left no doubt of their
superiority as they outdrove, out
blocked, and outrushed a Washing
ton eleven that only last week
humbled a great Southern Califor
nia team, 7 to 6.
And as far as the Oregon pass
defense was concerned it left little
to be desired. Washington at
tempted 10 passes and completed
only one for a net gain of only
one yard. Of the remaining nine,
the Webfoots intercepted four at
crucial moments.
Complete Eight Passes
For their part the Ducks threw
eight passes, and completed three
for a net gain of 52 yards.
One of these was a 20-yard heave
by Nicholson which Donovan took I
on his own 42 and raced to the
Washington 44.
This was the pass that started i
the Webfoots off on the drive that
was to culminate in three points
for the Oregons.
AWS Assembly
To Aid Frosh Coeds
An AWS assembly for freshmen
women will be held at 4 o’clock
this afternoon in Alumni hall in
Gerlinger under the direction of
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior women’s
service group.
The program is in charge of
Mortar Board. This assembly is
the second of a get-acquainted
series for freshmen.
At the conclusion of the program
questionnaires will be given each
freshman to determine her know
ledge of campus affairs and tradi
Pat Taylor is chairman for the
assembly, and LaVelle Walstrom
and Mary Failing are assisting. j
Onthank Confers
On Hazen Foundation
Dean Karl W. Onthank, head of
the personnel department of the
University of Oregon, will be in
Corvallis today to confer with
State college officials on the for
mation of a Northwest Hazen
Foundation conference, similar to
those held in the East and in Cali
fornia. •
The Hazen Foundation is a
method of having educational con
ferences among officials of insti
tutions of higher learning in all
parts of the United States.
'Bumpy Road
To Eleventh,
Said Disgrace
They go bumpty, bumpty,
bump along — and not on the
bumpy road to love either, but
on the strip of “highway” con- *
necting University and Eleventh
The road, which was graded
earlier this year, is again in bad
condition according to students
who have been using it. The city
of Eugene, in answer to earlier
requests, graded the road al
though announcing that they
would take no definite action,
toward paving it.
The road is definitely a private
road and any action to pave it
would have to come from the
University, Street Commissioner
C. A. LeVan said when ques
tioned last night. However, the
city will send a grader out in a
couple of days to try to fix it,
he said.
Meanwhile students who travel
the road united in protesting the
condition in which it is kept.
'“It is a disgrace,” said one.
“Why I almost lost my car in
one of the holes,” said another.
YM Group to Begin
New Program Series
Breen Will Speak at
Freshman Meeting
The freshman commission of the
YMCA will inaugurate a new pro
gram tonight when Dr. Quirinus
Breen, assistant professor of his
tory, will appear at 7:30 in Ger
linger as first guest speaker in
a long-time lineup to bring fresh
men closer to the faculty.
Dr. Breen, who teaches back
ground of social science, will tell
“How to Grasp the Fundamentals
of Background of Social Science.”
Selection of Dr. Breen was made,
according to Norman Foster, com
mission president, because of the
large number of freshmen enrolled
in the course who are having trou
ble with it.
The new arrangement will be
open to all freshman men. Choice
of this type of program, Foster
said, arises from a desire on the
part of the frosh YMCA commis
sion to do something to benefit
the school, and particularly the
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Get Weighed Now
Try Your Chemist
For those dieting coeds who do not trust the accuracy of down
town scales, Professor A. H. Kunz, of the chemistry department, rec
ommends the balances that his department has, which are delicate
enough to weigh 1-000 of a drop of water.
The balances can even detect the very slight variance in the weight
j of a scrap of paper which is entirely blank, and one which has been
written on.
Each of the thirty balances used by the chemistry students is en
closed in a glass case, and in
weighing an object it is necessary
to keep the case closed because
even the breath of an individual
affects the accuracy of the scale.
If the sun is shining on one part
of the enclosure, or if there is a
1 radiator turned on in the room, a
| noticeable difference in the weight
I of minute objects can be detected.
Although these balances are
used continually by inexperienced
students, they are apparently fool
proof, for Professor Kunz says
they require very little adjusting.
He finds that girls are usually
quicker and more adept at using
the balances than boys. “Girls
develop speed and accuracy more
rapidly probably because it is so
hard to get boys to arrange the
weights used in the proper order
for more speedy handling,” he said.
“An even more intricate balance
is used by chemists who must work
with extremely tiny samples or
who weigh vitamins,” Professor
Kunz said, “but those we have are
sufficiently accurate for our
, needs.”