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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1939)
PH Heads Set
Erb, Leighton Will
Speak; Banquet Is
Slated for Visiting
The program for the northwest
district convention of the Ameri
can Association of Health, Physi
cal Education, and Recreation
which will be held on the campus
during the latter part of March,
recently prepared by Earl E.
Boushey, assistant professor of
physical education, was published
in the February issue of the Jour
nal of Health ^and Physical EcV
cation. Professor Boushey is pres
ident of the northwest district of
Erb to Speak
Among the college professors
and school teachers who will take
part in the convention are many
from the University faculty. Dr.
Donald M. Erb, president of the
University, will give the welcome
address at the first general meet
ing of the convention.
Dr. Samuel H. Jameson, profes
sor of Sociology, will be the speak
er at the second general meeting.
At the last general meeting of
the convention, Dr. Ralph W.
Leighton, dean of the school of
physical education, will speak on
“The Education Policies Commis
sion Report and Its Implication
for Health, Physical Education,
Ned Johns, instructor in physi
cal education and coach of the
Oregon swimming team, will ad
dress the girls’ high school sec
tion of the convention.
Pirrko Paasikivi, instructor in
physical education, was named
chairman of the dance section of
the convention; Warrine Eastburn,
associate professor of physical
education, chairman of the swim
ming and' the social committee; 1
Janet Woodruff, instructor of phy
sical education, chairman of the
arrangements committee; and AI j
Bogue, president of the PE club,
chairman of the student commit
In charge of the demonstration
committee will be Russell I<. Cut
ler, assistant professor of physical
education. Paul R. Washke, pro
fessor of physical education, will
chairman of the convention city
The banquet committee will be
headed by Professor Boushey.
ATOs Cop Top
In Hot Session
The old saying goes that only
old maids play cards, but the
statement of such was complete
ly knocked off its feet last Sun
day when the ATOs played tour
nament bridge with the Sigma
Nus, and incidentally they won.
Captain Bill Blackaby of the
ATO tong declared J'estcrday
that the score was 17,000 to
6,000 in favor of his team. “V7o
were at our best, but still it was
pretty tough going for a while,"
be said. ‘‘However, they bid high
and we let them have it, then
we set them.”
According to Gib Wiley, the
Sigma Nu camptain, the score
would not have been so bad, “if
all of our best players weren’t
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Brought back for its final
showings—then gono forever!
Its stout i» h,“,!
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Don Ameche Tyrone Power
RAGTIME BAND ’
One Way to Relieve Energy
Ted Gebhardt . . . getting off a long punt, is relieving much energy
according to an article by Professor Taylor (below).
Football Both Cause and
Cure of Rowdy Behavior
At College, Taylor Says
By SALLY MITCHELL
Football may have a healthy influence on students who like to cut
collegiate capers, because it provides them with an emotional outlet,
but it can also furnish an excuse for rowdy behavior, is the opinion
of Dr. H. R. Taylor of the psychology department.
Dr. Taylor feels that certain qualifications should be added to a
statement made by John Madison Fletcher, a noted psychologist, who
said, “If students could not expend their feelings on football they
Pole Vaulter Varoff
(Continued Iron, page two)
Olympic club ace, at the indoor
championships at the Boston Gar
Competing against Earle Mead
ows, another of Varoff’s greatest
rivals, Warmerdam leaped to a
new height of 14 feet, 6 1-8 inches.
Questioned Saturday, prior to
the Boston meet, the tall Oregon
jumper predicted a record-smash
ing feat by either Meadows or
Warmerdam, but philosophically
said, “If it stands, I'll celebrate its
second anniversary Monday, Feb
ruary 13 (yesterday).’’
It was at these same Boston
Gardens in 1937, while competing
in the Boston AA meet, that he
set his indoor mark. The summer
before at Princeton he established
a world’s outdoor record of 14
feet, 6inches. The following
week in the Olympic tryouts, he
faltered and lost a chance to make
the American team.
His outdoor record was sur
passed a year later by the com
bined attack of Earle Meadows
and Bill Sefton, Southern Califor
nia’s great vaulting duo who
jacked the height to near a 10-foot
Two Trips Abroad
Tall, tousled-haired, George Var
off has seen a good share of the
world’s sights. He’s made two trips
to Europe and barely missed a
third. He's visited nearly as many
places in Europe as did Napoleon
Bonaparte in his hey-day. And like
Napoleon, Varoff “came, saw, and
conquered.” He won vaulting hon
ors on a front that extends from
Rome, Italy, to Helsingfors, Fin
On his first trip abroad, in 1937,
he competed in England, France,
Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy.
In 1938, he toured Sweden, Fin-,
land, Denmark, Germany, Switzer,
land, and Italy.
He’s viewed the ruins of Rome,
those of old Pompeii, and he's seen
the courts of kings, but one of his
favorite countries is Sweden. As
a souvenir of his trips, Varoff has
the highlights recorded on 550
feet of film, 230 of which were
“shot” in Sweden.
How docs he travel? It's no
mystery. Varoff goes with United
would do it in more harmful ways.
Games Don’t Help Students
Dr. Taylor finds that football
games and victories do not seem to
provide quite enough excitement
for students. “Sometimes riots
break out after a game, and a
great deal of damage results,” he
said. “Here football forms an ex
cuse for such actions.”
However, Dr. Taylor observed
that in schools which have few
recreational activities students are
more likely to present problems in
“Schools that have deflated ath
letics, where scholarship gets all
the emphasis, seem to have con
siderable trouble with students who
go on weekend splurges,” he said.
In places where opportunities for
recreation and emotional excite
ment are scarce, the worst kind of
vice flourishes, Dr. Taylor said.
“People periodically vent their
emotions from the hardness, and
rigors of life that they must over
Dr. Taylor believes that there
is a chance for greater emotional
outlet by actually playing football
than there is from merely watph
, ing the game. “However,” he
added, spectators can identify
themselves with the team at ' a
game, and consequently they get
quite a lot of exercise and energy
consuming activity. Actual partici
pation, though, is the best means
of emotional relaxation.”
States’ track teams touring Eur
ope, at the expense of the nation- ’
al amateur athletic union.
He’s traveled many a mile and
in varied fashion, but you can take
it from Varoff that the way to
travel is by air. On his second trip
abroad he flew from Copenhagen,
Denmark, to Einland, and from
Finland to Berlin, Germany.
So popular that Oregon coeds
named him a candidate for "King
of Hearts,” Varoff has few athlet
ic ambitions still to fulfill. He
wants to better 15 feet, re-estab
lish the outdoor and indoor marks,
and yes, he would like another trip
or two abroad.
Phi Beta Valetine party will be
held tonight at 7:15 in Alumni hall
of Gerlinger. All members must be
present because pictures for the*
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Suffer First Defeat
By 33 Points
The University of Oregon girls’
rifle team suffered their first de
feat of the year last Saturday
when 13 coed marksmen went
to Seattle to compete with the
University of Washington women's
rifle team. The Oregon coeds were
defeated by a margin of 33 points
with total scores reading: Wash
ington, 2356; Oregr/i 2323.
The Washington team, rated by
Sergeant Harvey G. Blythe, coach
of the Oregon coed riflers, as “one
of the best if not the best in the
nation, shot an average of 98’ £>
points to best the Oregon average
by Ms points. Sergeant Blythe
pointed out that both scores were
exceptionally good and said that
the Oregon score was one of the
best ever made by the girls' team.
He added that the Washington av
erage was better than the guns
would do if they were held in a
The University of Washington
fully expect to take the national
women’s championship this year.
Sergeant Blythe said. The only
competition they expect will come
from Carnegie Institute of Tech
nology at Philadelphia who were
last year’s champions. The Univer
sity of Washington team was run
ner-up to the Carnegie institute
team last year and they expect to
be able to best the eastern team
this year, he said.
Proud of Teanj
In spite of the fact that the Ore.
gon girls lost the match Sergeant
Blythe said he was proud of the
showing they had made. “I was
especially proud of them. They ex-1
ceeded my expectations,” he said.
The girls who made the trip to
Seattle were: Lucile Brauns, Lou
ise Woodruff, Margaret Allen, Lil
lian England, Barbara Stallcup,
Thelma Bouchet, Opal Myers, Mar
jorie Schnellbacher, Catherine Mil
ler, Mary Ann Nevins, Ruth Ket
chum, June Bennett, and Margaret j
Pollard. Major and Mrs. A. L. Mor- j
riss attended the team as chaper- j
ones. Ruth Russell, graduate as
sistant in physical education and
faculty adviser for the group, also
made the trip to Seattle.
(Continued from page one)
direct the P. E. work. Professor
Robert H. Seashore and Professor
John F. Dashieil of the University
of North Carolina will direct the
psychology department, and Dr.
Arnold H. Rowbotham of the Uni
versity of Carolina will teach
This staff of visiting professors
will be supplemented with about
80 members of the regular faculty
of the University.
Mr. W. G. Beattie, director of the
extension department, will be the
director of the summer school in
the absence of Professor Dan E.
Clark who will teach at North
western university this summer.
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Trudi Sc.hoop . . . will bring her
comic ballet to the campus
Ballet Coming Soon
Dance Group Head
Trudi Schoop, famous dancing
comedian, is clowning her way
across the United States, on her
fourth consecutive transcontinent
al tour, to be at McArthur court,
on March 2, for the second in the
University's greater artist series
Miss Schoop brings to Eugene
her company of 20 twirling ballet
maniacs, which she gathered from
six different nations.
Miss Schoop and her troupe have
delighted audiences and critics in
Europe and America with pro
grams of clever caricatures, inter
pretations, apd comic patomimcs.
She is happy to be back in the
United States, for she believes
that the American people under
stand the language of lier dance.
“My ideas click fastest here,” she
Reserved seals and general ad
mission tickets will be put on sale
at the McArthur court ticket of
“Some Objectives of Intramu
rals” is the title of an article writ
ten by Paul R. Washke, professor
of physical education, which was
published in the February issue of
the Journal of Health and Physical
Professor Washke is director of
intramurals at the University.
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On Governors Day
For Oregon, OSC
A resolution, favoring the con
tinuance of the Governor's Day
competition between the honor
companies of the University of
Oregon and Oregon State College
ROTC units, was unanimously
adopted by the Oregon department
of the Organized Reserves associa
tion at their convention in Rose
burg over the weekend.
It was declared that the compe
tition, inaugurated last year by
former Governor Charles H. Mar
tin, will be abandoned this year
because of the expense of trans- |
porting the military units from:
one school to another and because [
of lack of a suitable drill field at'
Colonel Robert M. Lyon, com-;
mandant of the University ROTC,
when informed of the action of the
reserve association, said that in
the event the competition w'as con
tinued, “We will be glad to com
The meeting was attended by]
Carlton E. Spencer, professor of
law and a major i^ the reserves1
and George H. Godfrey, head of
the University news bureau and a
lieutenant in the military intelli
Grip as Orator
Oregon’s genial president,
Donald M. Erb, has slowed down!
Dr. Erb, who last year set up
what is thought to be a new
free-style speech-making record,
with 30 speeches of all varieties
in three months, has so far in
1939 failed to come up to last
His office revealed today that
since January 1 he has spoken
only nine times, which makes
his 1939 record to date one
speech for every four and a half
days, as compared with 1938’s
high of one every three days.
Dr. Erb’s backers arc hoping
he will round into fopi this com
ing week, when he speaks four
times—three in one day.
DK- CLARK WRITES ARTICLES
Dr. Dan E. Clark, professor of
history, has just completed the
last of approximately thirty arti
cles for the forthcoming “Diction
ary of American History” to be
published by Scribner’s.
It's Being Filled Now
This picture of the excavation of the Humanities building basement
. . was taken several weeks ago. Now work on the cement foundation
louring is progressing rapidly.
Mud, Rain, Jolted Innards
Daily Occurance inLife
Of Jackhammer Artist
By BUCK BUCHWACII .
I helped build the Humanities building last Wednesday. I aided
Charley (C. T.) Moore in rolling tar paper overly newly-poured ce
ment footings, so a sudden freeze wouldn’t nullify hours of labor.
Charley isn't always a common laborer. He and his palatable
named pal, Chili LaDuke, handle jackhammers when work of that
sort is being done. In case you don’t know a jackhammer from a
mallet, it’s that compressed air gadget that drills through stone and
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all over the campus.
Four Days to Learn
‘‘It takes four or five clays to
learn how to handle a jackham
mer,” according to Charley. ‘‘Even
then it jiggles your innards some
thing terrible. Rut both Chili and
me have good appetites, although
sort of mixed-up stomachs.”
As I helped Charley straighten
a piece of tar paper I asked him
if he liked to work whpn rain
formed muddy pools all around his
feet, and cold weather chilled his
bones. (At the time, the weather
was fine, although scattered
patches of snow could be seen.)
Used to Rain
“You get used to the dirty
weather after a while, and then
you don't mind,” was his reply.
Both he and Chili have been doing
construction work (together most
ly) since 1011, which gives them
about 28 years to become “used to
Getting back to jackhammers,
Charley gets twelve and one-half
cents more an hour than the av
erage laborer for the uncomfort
able beating he takes. “It pays
more, but you’re supposed to do
more work,’’ he explained. “You
drill about a cubic yard an hour,
Standing there with his rubber
boots in the mud, with his soiled
jumper-shirt peeping out at the
waistline, and with his worn over
all pants draping about his muscu
lar shanks, he was the prototype
of thousands of common, ordinary
laborers. The bristles on his un
shaven face qualified him for a top
prize in tho sophomore Whisker
However, he probably wouldn’t
have any time for dances or cele
brations. He’s got a wife and four
kids, you see, and they’re waiting
for him when he finishes work.
“Chili’s got about six kids at
home himself,” declared Charley.
At this juncture I had to~uepart,
leaving him more to do than be
fore I ventured to “help.”
Wages? Sure—I’ve got exactly
10.42 cents coming.
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