Coeds' Own Page, Designed by Coeds For Coeds, Page 3 Preferential Voting System Explained On Edit Page VOLUME XL UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1939 NUMBER 116 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, (Please turn to page four) 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 building. 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 retary. 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 noon. race are Wen Brooks, Scott Cor bett, John Dick, Jeannette Hafner Lloyd Hoffman, Mary Jane Nor cross, Verdi Sederstrom, and Roj Vernstrom. 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 day. 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 department. 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 test. 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 patronesses. .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 signed. 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 rain. 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 End 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 members. 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 attitudes. 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 8:15. 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 voices. 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 wayman.” 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 Side. 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 (Please turn to page four) 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 day. 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 erating. 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 initiation. 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 By NORMAN FOSTER 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 alleys. 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 weekend. 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. FUTURE TENSE 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 department. 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 read. 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.