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University of Oregon Co-operatives Grow—Still Growing
Coed co-op cup winners . . . with their scholarship trophies. Shown
here, left to right, seated, Rhoda Fulton and Marguerite Sappington;
standing, Betty Ames, Phyllis Munroe, 3Iaxine Wyse, and Nisma Banta.
Depression Weathered as
Fourth Year Experiment
Finds Houses Going Strong
By HCBARD KUOKIvA
This spring completes the fourth year for the students' living co
operatives, a mid-depression experiment by financially poor students
on the University of Oregon campus.
Today the 200 members in the three co-op organizations no longer
sit on apple boxes for chairs or live in the barren conditions under
which the 15 men opened the pioneer unit of Campbell co-op on 13th
and Hilyard in the fall of 1935.
Standards Going Up
The co-op leaders are vowing
shall go up still more. Self denial
in the first lean years of the strict
ly cash enterprise have brought a
reward in better living conditions
These three organizations now
boast six houses. The pioneer
Campbell co-op has two houses
with a membership of 70 men.
Canard which also was organized
during the first year has 40 men.
The coed cooperatives, however,
have boomed the most. This or
ganization which was opened for
women in the spring following the
birth of the original men's co-op
has three houses with a fast in
Now through the leadership of
UO Coops Superior, Say Returning
Experts;More Than Mere Houses
By BETTY JANE THOMPSON
“The University cooperative houses are far superior in spirit to those on the other campuses,”
declared Miss Joan Murphy who with three other University cooperators, Alice Mulloy, Phyllis Munro,
Frances McCarter, and Miss Janet Smith returned Wednesday from a two-day visit on the Idaho
and University of Washington campuses.
“They (the University groups) make more of an enterprise of it," she said. “It rises above the bread
and butter level. On the other campuses they put a great deal more stress on efficiency and the eco
JICUIllVs OlUC UX it.
Other Things Stressed
“Here we realize,” she continued,
“that that is a prime consideration,
but we stress other things.” Schol
arship, Joan said, is stressed a
great deal here.
The University groups have a
moral consciousness in the ethical
sense of the word, and are far
superior in scholarship to the
houses on the other two campuses,
she declared. At Idaho the co-ops
rate thirteenth from the bottom,
thirteenth from the top. Washing
ton State placed fourth or fifth,
Due to Membership
This superiority she claims is
largely due to the method in ap
plication of membership.
The University system, although
it has been in existence only about
half as long as the other systems,
has a much higher developed co
operative organization for girls,
Joan said. At each of the two
campuses there is only one house.
However, the need for housing
depends upon living conditions. At
the Univeristy, of Idaho, she said,
the whole living system is com
paratively cooperative. She found
little or no feeling of difference in
social levels. For one thing, she
said, the halls, cooperatives, and
sororities and fraternities have
regular exchanges arranged by the
A partial explanation of this,,
she feels, is the influence of the
religious life of the community. A
number of the students come from
the community around the univer
sity, and thus have a feeling of
unity to start with, she said.
Very commendable at the Univer
sity of Idaho is the fact that there
Zeiss Cameras, Agfa Film
are nowhere on the campus more
than two persons in a room. “It
adds to the academic comfort,”
Another difference in the two
systems is the policy of refunding
unusued money at Idaho. Here the
group uses the surplus to buy new
things for the houses.
Idaho Co-ops Aided
The universtiy also aids the co
operative movement financially on
the Idaho campus, she said.
Work schedules, too, are differ
ent, Joan said. At Idaho there is
a ten-cent penalty for failure to do
work or find a substitute. Pullman
charges 35 cents an hour which
goes to the substitute. There it has
been taken, off the honor system,
she said. Here the penalty is assign
ment of dirty work, and there is
nothing better, she believes.
Jobs Are Fun
Even the dirty jobs are fun, she
said. Such work brings about a
closer unity. Working together
and carrying on a constructive
program of education are two ma
jor parts of the cooperative pro
gram, she said.
The highly organized student
government such as it is at the
University means that part of the
efficiency is lost, Joan said. But
the little inadequacies that appear
should be allowed for because stu
dent government means more
unity, she contends.
New House Wanted
Looking ahead to next year,
Joan said that the groups were
hunting another house to replace
the Thirteenth street house. But,
she declared, they will not accept
just anything for a nice home
means that one has gone a long
way toward a good program.
Two things Joan believes con
tributes greatly to the spirit of
I unity. These are common sleeping
rooms and architectural style.
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Large halls keep people out of
their own small rooms, she said.
Joan gave much credit for the
success of the University program
to Miss Janet Smith and Mrs.
Doris Wulzen. Both women were
instrumental in organizing the co
operatives on the campus three
years ago. The spirit of Oregon co
operators is largely due to Miss
Smith, while the economic effi
ciency of the system is credited to
Theta Sigma Phi wlil meet in
journalism building at 7. Pledges
should also be there.
All girls interested in YWCA
publicity work meet at Y hut at
4 o’clock Wednesday.
Kwania meeting this afternoon
at 4:30 in AWS room of Gerlinger.
Those on the infirmary sick list
yesterday include: Hanna Foote,
Hoy Gallaway, Eunice Edwards,
Calvin Kent, Frances Quigley, Vir
ginia Anderson, Shirley Gibson,
Marceta Seavey, Dorothy Kester
son, Raymond Foster, Grant Bell,
and William Chilcote.
Phi Beta actives will meet at 4
today in the AWS room in Ger
Important meeting for members,
Phi Chi Theta, room 105 Commerce
•Mum anotlcr - experience,”
laughed Blond Natasha Gorin,
above, as she was arrested oil
espionage charges in f.os Angeles.
Her husband, a naturalized Ameri
can. -Uxt-iiiT 1l in jail.
that the standard of co-op living
the interco-op council plans are
being studied to amalgamate the
three separate organizations into
one close association.
Although Howard Ohmart and
Charles Paddock were the pioneers
, that actually started the first house
I.. . choosing members, gathering
j furniture, and getting a house in
order between odd jobs of work
i about Eugene during the summer
of 1935—Miss Janet Smith, secre
tary of employment, has always
been the spark that has encour
aged the cooperators to make their
ambition a success.
Need Long Seen
For a long time she had seen the
need for lower board and room
costs from her contacts with the
hundreds of young men and wo
men who came to her in search of
employment. Miss Smith is now
the house mother at the 13th street
Although Ohmart and Paddock
have graduated from the Univer
sity the feeling of the undergrad
uate cooperators is becoming more
and more certain that the co-ops
shall not be mere boarding houses.
In spite of the fact that they pay
only $20 a month for board and
room, they are always striving to
broaden their social and intellec
tual education, and to strengthen
their house pride and morale, and
to make the quality of their mem
bership second to none on the cam
Tops in Scholarship
The Oregon co-ops have consist
ently taken top spots in scholar
ship rating on the campus. At
present the women’s scholarship
cup is being held by the Univer
sity street house and the men's cup
is held by Canard club.
However, the cooperators insist
that scholarship isn't their only
interest. A well rounded social
program has been laid out in danc
es, parties, and picnics. To draw
the groups together an all co-op
formal will be held in Gerlinger
hall April 21.
Likewise the intramural pro
gram has been accepted with en
thusiasm to satisfy the athletic in
clinations of the men and women
The co-ops are operated by the
students. Campbell Co-op’s two
houses are managed by an execu
tive council composed of the offi
cers of the two houses. Carl Prod
inger, senior in business adminis
tration, has been hired as general
buyer and Marvin Elle is the sec
retary-treasurer. The executive
council is chairmanned by Fred
Rasor, president of Campbell co-op
No. 2. Hubard Kuokka is the pres
ident of Campbell co-op No. 1.
In Canard club Kieth Rinehart
is the manager and John Cavan
agh is the president.
Presidents of the three units of
coed cooperatives are Phyllis Mun
roe, Joan Murphy, and Alice Mul
loy. Mrs. Doris Wulzen, is the buy
er for the entire women’s organi
zation and house mother for the
University street house.
Although board and room is $20
a month and $19 for the women,
cooperators each put in from four
to five hours a week working in
the house to cut the costs of ex
penses. Regular work schedules
are arranged and failure to report
means an added hour of work to
be done on the manager’s request.
Although further expansion is
considered, the co-ops are not los
ing sight of the fact that they are
not just a low cost room and board
organization for anyone who is
financially embarrassed. Member
ship is selective. A probationary
period of one term is required be
fore a candidate is chosen into ac
The probationary members sit
in house meetings and take part
in week to week business concern
ing themselves, however. But they
cannot vote on constitutional meas
ures and those of general policy.
Officersbip is open to anyone who
has been an active member for two
With the discovery of the in
, creased buying power derived
from pooled resources, student co
eperati. t_ are btcuuung more ac;
“Brain Trust” of the Campbell eo-op . . . are shown, left to right,
front row, Carl Prodinger, general buyer and manager, Marvin Elle,
secretary-treasurer; back row, Hubbard Kuokka, president of Campbell
co-op No. 1, and Fred Kasor, president of co-op No. 2, and chairman
of the executive council.
Women students of the Univer
sity, whether interested in a ca
reer or in gaining inspiration from
one of the most successful women
in the United States, will have the
opportunity of meeting Dr. Louise
Pound, professor of English litera
ture at the University of Nebras
ka, at meetings on the campus
Thursday, it was announced yes
Dr. Pound, who is nationally
known as a writer, teacher, and
worker in various movements, will
address a mass meeting of girls
under the auspices of the Asso
ciated Women Students at 4
o’clock in Gerlinger hall, and then
will deliver an address, open to
students and the public, in Friend
ly hall at 8 o’clock. In the evening
she will talk on “The American
Language,” a topic that has v/on
enthusiastic praise wherever she
To Talk in Salem
While in Oregon Dr. Pound will
be leading speaker at the state
meeting of the American Associa
tion of University Women, to be
held in Salem Friday, April 14.
Dr. Pound is national vice-presi
dent of this organization, a post
she has held since 1937.
Following her graduation from
the University of Nebraska, Dr.
Pound was granted a degree of
doctor of philosophy from the Uni
versity of Heidelberg. In 1928
Smith college conferred on her the
honorary 'degree of doctor of lit
Joins Many Groups
At present Dr. Pound is national
vice-president of the American As
sociation of University Professors,
and has held offices in the Human
istic research association, Modern
Language association of America,
Association of Collegiate Alumnae
American Dialect society, of which
she was president, and Kappa Kap
pa Gamma social sorority. She i:
also a member of the National
Council of English Teachers, Amer
ican Folklore association, Interna
tional Council on English, Inter
national Phonetic association
Phonetic Association of America,
Linguistic Association of Ameri
ca, and a number of other organi
more successful on campuses all
over the United States. On the Pa
cific coast the movement is par
ticularly strong with organizations
operating at the University of
Washington, Idaho, Washington
state college, University of Cali
fornia and others. An all coast
interco-op conference is being
planned for Berkeley in June.
I'aiiJiellcnic meets today at \
o clock in GtrLuger hail.
!All a Mistake'
Kwama and Skull and Dagger
heads yesterday were frantically
trying to correct the error given
out in Friday’s spring term so
cial calendar, which showed ten
nis court dances sponsored by
these organziations on the social
slate at the rate of between one
and two a week.
According to Kwama presi
dent, Grace Irvin, that is not
their plan. There will be no ten
| nis court dance today as that
scheduled intimated, and other
tennis court affairs will be held
only when definite announce
ment is made.
“We do hope to have a ‘mixer’
every week or two," Miss Irvin
said, “but we are not definitely
scheduling any yet."
Duck Trackmen Show
(Continued front pope two)
of. more than 201 to take fourth
Francis “Dutch” Schultz, broad
shouldered frosh sprint ace, out
did the varsity in both dashes,
winning a special 110-yard sprint
in 10.3 seconds and the 220 in 22.7.
Bob Diez, running against time,
sprinted the 110 in. 10.9, and was
second behind Schultz in the 220.
Diez also took second in the broad
jump with a leap of 19 feet, 3'i
Closest race of the afternoon
was the high hurdles event which
saw Lloyd Dodd nose out Harry
Weston in 10.2 seconds.
110-yard dash Won by Schultz;
Buck, second; Keene, third (Diez
ran a challenge race in :10.9 to
displace fourth man who was
clocked at :11.5). Time, :10.8.
Mile -Won by Mitchell; Kloin
fcldt, second; Barker, third; Gam
bee, fourth. Time, 1 ;28.8.
High jump Won by McKee;
Shipley, Law, Lang, Cox (tied for
second). Height, 5 feet 9 inches.
110-yard run -- Won by Storli;
Buck, second; Ellis, third; Han
tcom, fourth. Time, ;01.9.
80-yard hurdles—Won by Dodd;
Weston, second; Loving, third.
Javelin Brown. Distance, 209
feet 5 inches.
Broad jump Won by Rebec;
Diez, second; Keene, third. Dis
tance, 21 feet 1 inches.
220-yard dash Won by Schultz;
Diez, second; Van Vlict, third;
Dodd, fourth. Time, :22.7.
880-yard run - Won by Storli;
Schriver, second; Tower, tiiird;
Wolf, fourth. Time, 1:59.1.
Shotput Won by ltadigan;
Hyde, second; Olsen, third. Dis
tance, 28 feet 3 inches.
Milo Won by Ross; Johns, sec
ond. Time, 1 ;53.
410-yard run Won by Steele;
O’Toole, second. Time, :53.
880-yard run Won by E. Stor
H; Olsen, second; ltiner, third.
Discus — Won by Olsen; Radi
gan, second. Distauci, 115 feel 9
Canceled because of funeral
services for Bob Bailey the same
day, the Kwama-Skull and Dag
ger tennis court dance sched
uled for Wednesday evening
will not be held, it was learned
last night through Dean of Wo
men Hazel P. Schwering.
To Be Crowned
At AWS Carnival
To Hold 'Spot'
Not only will the canine chosen
“most popular dog on the campus”
at Saturday night’s AWS carnival
be so named, but he will also be
presented with a collar engraved
with that title when the annonce
ment of the victor is made during
intermission, carnival chairmen de
Entries have been telephoned
from nearly every men’s living or
ganization on the campus, Joan
Hoke, who is in charge of the con
test, reported yesterday. A few
entries have not yet been made,
and they must be phoned in be
fore today noon.
A special portion of the Igloo
floor is being partitioned off for
the animals, and each house will
he allotted a space of that floor on
which to construct a kennel for
| their entry. Special prizes have
been selected, also, for the kennel
°r cage named by a committee of
judges the best-constructed.
Other rules explained last night
by Miss Hoke were that the house
entering a dog must provide for
a caretaker throughout the eve
ning and that kennels must be
completed by 5 o’clock.
Announcement # of the winner,
chosen by popular vote of the pa
trons visiting the carnival, will be
made during intermission at 11:30.
Hendricks, Tri Delts
(Continued Trout l’ui/e Two)
walked three but regained her con
trol and fanned a total of seven
On the mound for the ADPis,
Mildred McCarthy showed possi
bilities. But as most of the clubs
have found, what they need is
The season’s first double play
almost stopped the Tri-Delts when
they first came up to bat against
the defeated Sigma Kappas. Hobbs
had been walked when second bat
ter and Pitcher Vadnais came to
On the first pitched ball, she con
nected for a nice dribbler to Sig
ma Kappa’s third baseman Smith.
A quick throw to first put the
pitcher out, and an even quicker
throw back to third caught the un
Score by innings:
R H E
ADPI .101 30 5 5 2
Hendricks.123 \*—7 7 3
Batteries: McCarthy and Heisler.
Williams and Lindblad.
R H E
Sigma Kappa 130 00 4 7 5
Tri Dclt . 243 3*—12 10 4
Batteries: Langford and Turner.
Vadnais and Hobbs.
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nesday evening. His speech dealt
with the idea that man has grown'
intolerant toward any change in.
our social system.
George Hall came in second for
a prize of $15. He told of prob
lems caused by a false sense of
values and emphasized that man
must develop a spiritual life as a
means of salvation.
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