Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 04, 1939, Image 1

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Preferential Voting
System Explained
On Edit Page
Lorraine Gjording
Enters ASUO Fight
Political Scene Remains Calm; Executive
Committee Meets Today to Set Deadline
For Withdrawals
The political field was all but calm last night with only one majoi
development. Lorraine Gjording, president of Susan Campbell hall
announced that her petiiton had been filled and would be presented tc
ASUO prexy Harry Weston this morning.
She will be a candidate for the executive committee along with
the eight who were nominated at the assembly Tuesday. Others in th<
UO Drama
Students to
Go on Tour
Large Cast Will
Make Up New
Traveling Troupe
Not content to rest on its laurels
after the phenomenally successful
production of “With Fear and
Trembling,” the University of Ore
gon drama division yesterday an
nounced the initial appearance of
the University traveling troupe, to
go “on tour” next week.
The traveling troupers are the
members of the drama division
who quietly put into production a
“thriller” and one of Moliere’s two
act plays, under cover of the cam
pus comedy, to be taken on the
road as a chaser under the direc
tion of Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt.
Horror, Comedy Mixed
“The Singapore Spider,” Edward
Finnegan’s “goose-pimple-raiser
upper,” and Moliere’s comedy
“Doctor In Spite of Himself,” will
delight audiences in Eugene,
Thurston, and Cottage Grove.
Members of the traveling troupe
are Della Root, Jens Hansen, Edith
Ekstrom, Jerry Lakefish, Bill
Nash, Adrian M^-tin, Jeanette
Hoss, Ed Larson, Helene Parsons,
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Pasero Elected
SDX President
George Pasero was elected pres
ident of Sigma Delta Chi, national
professional journalism honorary
for men, at a meeting held yester
day afternoon in the journalism
Other officers who will lead the
work of the organization during
the coming year are Phil Bladine,
vice-president; Larry Quinlin, sec
retary; Roy Vernstrom, treasurer;
Glenn Hasselrooth, promotion sec
Plans were made for a delega
tion to the national convention
which the group will hold in late
August at Palo Alto.
Further discussion included plan
ning for editing, writing, and pub
lication of the group’s annual scan
dal sheet, The Green Goose, which
will be out sometime during the
last week of classes. Photogra
phers, who will frequent habitual
campus evening entertainment
spots to snap candid shots, report
ers, chairmen, and censors were
also elected. A policy of more pic
f tures will be followed by the Edi
tor Charles F. Slam, transfer from
Alabama State college.
Badminton Club to
Show Action Movies
Of Sport Thursday
The Badminton club is sponsor
ing moving pictures of badminton :
playing, to be shown tonight at 7, |
in room 101, physical education
building. There will be no charge,
and faculty members and students
are invited.
These pictures are put out by
the National Recreational associa
tion, and w'ere obtained by Miss
Dorthalee Horne, graduate assist
ant, while she was attending the
PE conference in San Francisco.
Showing of the reels will start
at 7 sharp to allow time afterward
for the University coed team to
get in a final practice before the
match with the University of
British Columbia the next after
race are Wen Brooks, Scott Cor
bett, John Dick, Jeannette Hafner
Lloyd Hoffman, Mary Jane Nor
cross, Verdi Sederstrom, and Roj
The executive committee will
meet today to set a deadline foi
withdrawals from the race. Weston
indicated that a meeting- would be
held earlier in the week. Last night
he set it for 3 p.m. in Johnson hall.
Withdrawals failed to appear in
spite of continued rumors. Vern
strom, Hoffman, and Brooks, con
sidered question marks by some,
reaffirmed their statements of yes
terday. Scott Corbett also an
nounced that he would remain in.
Duck Splashes*
Lively Pageant’
3 Murals Depict
Past Terms; Lights,
Music Give Mood
Stunt diving, water polo, style
show, speed swimming, formation
swimming, exhibition diving, and
comic interpretations of campus
events combined to make the Am
phibian water pageant, “Duck
Splashes,’’ a lively show last night.
After weeks of arduous rehear
sals, Oregon’s outstanding men and
women swimmers presented their
annual spring water pageant to an
enthusiastic crowd of town people
and University students.
Murals, Colored lights
Attractive murals depicting the
three school terms, colored lights
sunk in the pool, and music creat
ing the mood of each number car
ried the theme of the production,
which was to outline the main
events of the college year, straight
through from fall term rushing to
the climaxing Mortar Board ball.
After a riotous “Back to Ore
gon” swim-fest, the men and wo
men demonstrated their rushing
technique and fall term ended with
an exhibition water polo match
between the intramural champion
SAE team and all-star opponent
team. A closely-guarded, fast
game ended with the All-Stars
winning, 2 to 1.
Wooden Shoes Clomp
Winter term was ushered in by
the girls clomping in wearing the
popular wooden shoes. After doing
a series of formations they were
joined in a tandem routine by the
boys. Fancy diving by Pat Taylor,
Elmer Mallory, and Ralph Cathey,
was dedicated to Oregon’s national
basketball champions. Startling ef
fects were created by the divers
carrying sparklers and diving in
the dark.
Spring term with its political
tangles was burlesqued by a se
ries of races with the losers nos
ing balloons through the water to
pay off foolish elections bets. Such
campus personalities as Dean
Schwering, President Erb and
Harry Weston took a beating when
represented by stunt divers Jim
Reed, Chuck Wiper and Jack Dal
las. The finale number, a water
waltz with soft lights and sweet
music concluded the show.
Executive Committee
Candidates to Voice
Opinions in Emerald
All executive committee can
didates who wish to publish a
100-word statement in the Em
erald may do so* by turning in
their statement to the Emerald
editorial office by 5 o’clock to
It is preferred that the state
ments deal with reforms in the
executive committee that the
candidates would propose.
6 Students
Get Prizes
In Contest
Durkee, Masters,
McCliment Win
First Places in
Jewett Competition
Six University of Oregon stu
dents swept through the finals tc
step into the money making divi
sion yesterday in the 4th annual
Jewett poetry-reading contest.
Dorothy Durkee was the $10
prize winner in the lyrics and son
nets division. The second prize of
$5 was awarded to Shirlie McCar
ter. These two defeated Dolph
Jones and Betty Jane Quigley who
were also selected to run yesterday
in a preliminary contest judged by
Robert Horn, associate professor
in English, and D. E. Hargis, in
structor in speech.
Jack McCliment was the first
prize winner in the narrative
poetry section. Second was Laura
Bryant. George Hall and Robert
Nielsen provided competition for
the winning pair. These four were
selected to run by preliminary try
outs held Tuesday and judged by
H. H. Hanna, instructor in speech
and William B. Nash of the drama
Lois Masters was judged the
winner of the first award in the
biblical passages reading. P. T.
Chialero won the second prize.
Other contestants were Charles
Devereaux and Phyllis Sanders.
Judges for the preliminary contest
were J. L. Casteel, director of the
speech division, and Walter Esche
beck, graduate assistant in speech.
The final contest was field in
the main lounge of Gerlinger hall
yesterday afternoon. Tea was
served after the contestants read
their selections.
Mr. Casteel said he felt that the
standard of the group was far
above that of any previous con
Judges in the contest were: Mrs.
Eric W. Allen, C. J. O’Sullivan, as
sistant professor of philosophy,
and Mrs. Edna Landros, instruc
tor of Latin and Greek.
UO Violinist
To Be Honored
Music Honoraries
Plan Reception for
Dorothy Johnson
Honoring Dorothy Louise John
son, who will leave May 14 for
the east to compete for a music
scholarship, three local music hon
oraries and the local branch of the ]
American Association of Univer
sity Women will combine their ef
forts in a farewell reception Sun
day night.
The guest of honor, young Uni
versity violniist, will play several
selections during the evening, her
last local appearance before her
competition in Baltimore. She is
a graduate in music and a pupil of
Rex Underwood.
The event, set for Gerlinger from
8 to 11 o’clock, is sponsored by Mu
Phi Epsilon and Phi Beta, music
honoraries, and their affiliated
groups, the Eugene Symphony as
sociation and the AAUW.
On the committee for the event
are Mrs. James H. Gilbert and Mrs.
H. Lester Barrett, representing
the AAUW; Mrs. E. A. Lewis, Mrs.
J. B. Patterson, Mrs. E. E. DeCou,
of Mu Phi Epsilon; Mrs. Frank
Carll, Mrs. Wilson Jewett Jr., Mrs.
William M. Tugman, of the sym
phony board; Mrs. Gilson Ross,
Mrs. Howard R. Taylor, Mrs. John
J. Rogers, Phi- Beta associates;
Mrs. George I. Hurley and Mrs.
Mary C. Brockelbank, Phi Beta
.oars. c.. rt. tt.noinn, president ot
the Phi Beta associates and alum
nae club, and Mrs. C. A. Horton,
president of the symphony board,
met with the group this weekend
to make plans for the reception.
Hampden-Sydney college was
founded six months before the Dec
laration of Independence was
Lawyers Send
Shower; French
Class Soaked
Would-be law scholars have
apparently turned to rain mak
ing. Having tired of women,
moot trials, books and pipes, the
future lawyers yesterday delved
into the mystic and produced
The object of the barristers’
wet attentions was a defenseless
little group of French students
meditating on the wonders of
language while seated upon the
grass in the shadow of Fenton
hall. Their peace of mind was
rudely shattered by the sudden
appearance of water surrounded
by paper bags.
No satisfactory explanation
was forthcoming from the lkw
scholars in regard to the remark
able feat. The janitor was the
only person that could be caught
to make a statement. And he
was so properly trained that he
put the blame for the whole af
fair on the BA school.
Ad Survey Will
Alpha Delta Sigma
Finish Eugene
Check Up
The survey of Eugene to deter
mine consumer attitudes toward
advertising will be completed today (
by the W. F. G. Thacher chapter
of Alpha Delta Sigma, national ad
vertising fraternity, as their por
tion of a nation-wide research, it
was announced yesterday by Hal
Haener, Emeraid business mana
ger, who has headed the survey.
This consumer survey is being
conducted nationally by Alpha
Delta Sigma as its contribution to
a study which the Harvard school
of business administration is mak
ing on the economics of advertis
ing, Haener stated.
According to his figures, 800
questionnaires have been used to
determine the average reaction of
consumers to advertising as per
sons of every income class group
were contacted in a house-to-house
canvass conducted by 60 members
of the University advertising class
es. Coverage of the various in
come class districts was under the
supervision of Alpha Delta Sigma
Results of the survey will soon
come in from cities over the United
States to the Harvard business
school for tabulation. These find
ings will then be released through
national trade magazines in an ef
fort to assist advertisers to regu
late their advertising to consumer
Philosophy Entries
Due By May 15
All entries in the philosophy
prize essay contest must be turned
in to Dr. H. G. Townsend, head of
the philosophy department, by
May 15.
His Big Night
John Stark Evans . . . will direct
the polyphonic choir in their an
nual spring- concert tonight at
Polyphonic *
Choir to Sing
Tonight, 8:15
Evans Will Lead
Group in Annual
Spring Concert
Deems Taylor's stirring song
tragedy “The Highwayman” will
have its campus premiere tonight
at 8:15 in the music auditorium,
when John Stark Evans will direct
the University polyphonic choir in i
their annual spring concert. The
public is invited to attend.
Three talented music students,
Fred Beardsley, tenor; Lester
Ready, baritone; and Sidney Sin
clair, baritone, will sing solos.
Marian Hagg will act as pianist
and William McKinney, organist.
Combine Voices
Singing of the group is in close
harmony, and the music demon
strates the power and feeling of
the men’s and women’s combined
The program is comprised of the
following selections:
I. “Musette,” Handel; “O Bone
Jesu,” Palestrina; “Panis Angeli
cas,” Cesar Franck (with tenor
solo, Fred Beardsley).
II. Two folk tunes: “Volinka,”
Russian; “Kathryn’s Wedding
Day,” German.
III. “The Highwayman,” Deems
Taylor (with baritone solos: Lester
Ready, Sidney Sinclair).
Wide Variety
A wide variety is offered in the
choice of selections, ranging from
the classic, majestic Latin song, “O
Bone Jesu,” and the hilarious
gaiety of the two folk tunes, to
the dramatic theme of “The High
John Stark Evans has instructed
the chorus since the illness of Paul
Petri in November.
Important meeting of Phi Theta
Upsilon at 4 today in the College 1
Who Got
Bit? Court
To Decide
Case of Rooney vs.
Yasui to Go Before
Moot Court Judge
At 7:30 Tonight
The law scholars are at it again
and' this time it is a case of a
snake in the grass not the local
campus variety, but a rattlesnake.
It is the case of Melvin C. Rooney
versus Minora Yasui and will be
tried at 7:30 tonight at the Lane
county court house, 8th and Oak
streets, in the second of the an
nual moot court series.
The case concerns a certain Mr.
Yasui who kept a rattlesnake in
his living quarters.
Mr. Rooney decided to drop in
on Mr. Yasui in the hope of getting
help with his law courses. Yasui
was not at home but Rooney found
three or four other law students
present engaged in intelligent con
\ ersation.
After Rooney had been in Ya
sui's room for about an hour, he
noticed something moving on the
floor. He found the object to be a
snake. The snake was not bother
ing Rooney but he decided that it
should be thrown out the window
and proceeded to pick it up. The
snake promptly bit Rooney. Rooney
bit back. Both the snake and Roo
ney were rushed to the hospital
where doctors were barely able to
save Rooney’s life. The snake died.
Rooney offered to settle with
Yasui for the amount of his actual
expenditures for medical services,
nursing care and hospitalization,
but Yasui refused the offer.
Rooney has authorized Messrs.
Burpee, Chan and Gill to bring ac
tion at law against Yasui to recov
er whatever sum they think is
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Art School Has
New Etchings
The year’s quota of two etchings,
nineteenth and twentieth in the
series of prints sent by the Ameri
can college society of print col
lectors to its members, arrived at
the University art school yester
The etching, by James McBey
and Armin Carl Hansen, will be
placed in the school’s collection of
prints by other internationally
famous artists and will be access
ible for student reference.
Both etchings are influenced by
the artists’ lives near the sea. Mc
Bey, born a Scotchman, and now
one of Britain’s foremost etchers,
contributed “Manhattan,” his im
pression of that part of America on
a recent visit to this country.
Hansen, who made “Silent
Watchers,” is of Monterery, Cali
fornia, and has been a notable fig
ure in etching for 25 years on the
Pacific coast.
Hot Air Sweeps Upper Campus as Barrister
Propaganda Bureau Extols Own Spring Show
The “authentic" Junior Weekend
will be May 5, 6, and 7, according
to information received yesterday
from the law school propaganda
bureau. The would-be lawyers
labeled the participants in the so
called Junior Weekend of May 12,
13, and 14 as “copycats.”
They Train for It
The future barristers plan to
spend Friday preparing for the ex
citing events of the following day.
Their method of preparation was
not mentioned. Saturday is to be
the big day for the boys, with a
tasty lunch, a gigantic parade, a
hard fought baseball game, an in
vigorating baptism, and a brilliant
dance on the menu. Sunday’s
events have not as yet been sched
uled but it is assumed that the law
scholars will spend the day recup
Queen No Feather
The route of the law school
parade is undetermined but the
campus is assured of the glorious
opportunity of viewing Queen An
thony I, borne on the broad shoul
ders of her attendants. Parade
sponsors said the procession will
j halt every ten steps to give the
assembled multitude a chance to
cheer Queen Amato—and also to
give the toters a chance to regain
their strength.
Calls As He Secs
The baseball game will be ref
ereed by “Honest" O. John Hollis
and promises to be a slaughter—a
case of dog eat dog. The unassum
ing opponents of the law school
nine will be a representative team
from the BA school.
After the game, attention will
center around a millrace baptism
; which characterizes the lawyer's
Refinement Alleged
The dance, to be held in the re
fined atmosphere of the Anchor
age, will climax the day’s thrilling
events. A name band has been
signed to provide music for the
enthralled couples, but they will
not announce the name of the al
leged name band until later. It is
understood that campus queens
are breaking dates right and left
so that they will be free to go to
the dance if asked. Interested par
ties will please get in touch with
Bob Reckon. The dance will be
from 9 o’clock until won. More
vicious propaganda claims that the
affair will be strictly "bone dry."
Queenie Has Court
Queen Anthony I will reign su
preme throughout the day. Queenie
will be attended by her royal court
composed of Princesses Stanley
and Addison and Prime Minister
Betty Brown. The other member
of the royal court, Bill Robert, law
school barber, refuses to partici
pate in the festivities until he re
ceives a decision from the supreme
court as to the legality of the
election which put him into office
and which threatens to put him
into the millrace. He claims that
no notice was put in the Emerald
a month prior to elections as the
| law school constitution specifies.
Melee Clear as Mud
Keeps Bloc Men Busy
As Sophs Go to Polls
Pickett vs. Lew Race Hotly Contested;
Paint Brushes Active as Politicos
Fight to Keep Bargains
The hopes and fears of class politicians will be realized today
when the sophomores vote for junior class officers. Balloting is
in the YMCA and the polls are open from 9 to 3 o’clock.
With last minute “deals” being executed by anxious poli
ticians, it is difficult to name the houses forming the two blocs
that have put up candidates. However, on one ticket is Jim
Pickett, ATO, for president; Jennie Casey, Kappa, for vice
president; Bob Keen, SAE, for treasurer; and Betty Norwood,
Tn-Delt, for secretary. The other
bloc’s nominees are Larry Lew,
DU, for president; Sally Mitchell,
Hendricks hall, for vice-president;
Stan Johnson, Pi Kap, for treasur
er; and Karolyn Kortge, Sigma
Kappa, for secretary.
Each presidential candidate is
standing on opposite sides of a no
junior class card platform. Jim
Pickett expressed a desire to do
away with class cards and let all
juniors into class functions next
year, Pf it is practical to do so.
Larry Lew, on the other hand,
feels that doing away with class
cards would set a bad precedent
and that money derived from class
sales combined with the already
existing treasury would enable the
juniors to give better class affairs.
At present there is $454.11 in the
sophomore class treasury, accord
ing to Stan Staiger, president.
Ambitious bloc campaigners,
slow in getting started, swung into
action last night. Following the
example set by frosh politicians,
the sophomores armed themselves
with paint and brushes and painted
the names of their, respective
heroes on campus streets and
There are approximately 200
class card holders, Stan Staiger
said last night. He announced that
no cards will be on sale today.
Voters must have class cards.
Class leaders are attempting to
find a suitable date for the pro
posed sophomore picnic, said Stai
ger. May 30 seems to be the likely
selection for the class affair and all
sophomores, whether holding cards
or not, will be invited.
The election board for today’s
voting will be composed of Jean
Palmer, Jack Daniels, Stan Staiger,
and Scott Corbett.
Housing Plans
For Mothers'
Weekend Told
Housing arrangements for
Oregon mothers who will be
guests of their sons and daugh
ters at the University over Jun
ior Weekend should be made as
soon as possible, Jim Peake,
chairman of Mothers Weekend
program, said yesterday.
Early reservations are advised,
as Eugene hotels will probably
be confronted with an overflow
of guests. If students are unable
to find accommodations in hotels
they should contact Mrs. Alice
B. Macduff, assistant dean of
women, at once. Mrs. Macduff
will have on hand a list of avail
able rooms in private homes
which may be rented for the
Registration for the three-day
celebration will take place in
Johnson hall from 10 to 6 on Fri
day, and 9 to 3 on Saturday,
Mary Failing, registration chair
man, announced.
An English professor remarked
to his class on handing back a batch
of exams, "If you must use your
sister's notes, please don’t go ahead
of the course. Some of you have
given me answers that I don’t ex
pect until after May 1.
—Daily Bruin.
Important meeting for all girls
interested in publicity today at
4:30 at the Y bungalow.
Chapman Hall
Rises Fast
Third Floor Being
Poured; Roof to Be
Finished by June
Work on Chapman hall is defin
itely progressing. Cement is now toe
ing poured for the third floor and
it is expected that the roof will be
finished by the first of June, Dr.
Will V. Norris, University technical
adviser, said Monday.
The building, which was begun
last December 28, appears to be go
ing up by leaps and bounds, but Dr.
Norris said that it just looked as
though it was going faster than
usual. At this stage of the work, he
said, all the work that is done shows
in extra height on the building,
which makes it look like almost
phenomenal progress.
However, after the roof is on this
will not be true, he said. Then the
work will be mostly interior which
will not show up so well. However,
the work will probably be going
along just as well, he said. “We’ll
have a building yet,” he laughed.
The new building, when finished,
will house the Co-op store on the
first floor. On the second floor will
be a large assembly room to seat
approximately 150 persons. Also on
this floor will be three classrooms,
five offices, and two study rooms.
The third floor will be taken over
by the home economics department.
There will be a model kitchen, liv
ing room, dining room, bath, bed
room, sewing room, and laundry.
State Philosophers
Meet at Anchorage;
Notables to Attend
A group of professors and stu
dents of philosophy from various
colleges throughout the state will
meet at the Anchorage today at
6:30 p.m., it was announced yes
terday by Dr. H. G. Townsend,
head of the University philosophy
C. J. Sullivan, assistant profes
sor of philosophy, will read a paper
on “Hume’s Theory of Personal
Identity.” There will be an open
discussion after the paper has been
Among the notables expected to
attend are Professors Miller, Hart
mus, Griffith, Hamilton, and
Stuurman, all of Heed college, and
Professor Mundie of Albany.
Application Blanks
For Civil Service
Positions Received
Application blanks to take
civil service examinations for
three government positions were
received yesterday by the em
ployment office, Miss Violet
Runte, secretary to Miss Janet
Smith, announced.
Positions include forestry stu
dent aid, tabulating machine
operator, and auditor for marine
accounts. Applications for the
first position are due May 25;
for the other two on June 1.
The forestry position includes
seasonal work only, the an
nouncement stated. Blanks may
be obtained from the employ
ment office.