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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1939)
The Oregon .-aily Emerald, official student pub
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All Hail, Queen Anthony ...
TPHh law school. it scorns, is nl il again, or
at least flic crow of riithor delightful
lunalics who comprise iis sludcnl hodv arc
The breaking into print of llio annual law
school spring weekend focuses attention on
these hard-working, fast-talking youngsters,
who, except for an occasional wordy out hurst,
are content most of the time to carry back
breaking courses as a program of sound pro
fessional training in the stiffest school in the
University. Normally about all the campus in
general sees of law students is either through
their between-class cloud of cigarette smoke
on the steps of Kenton or traveling menlwnrd.
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QtlMlil spring term, however, the law stu
dents, somewhat lessened in numbers
through the school's own system of elimina
lion, begin to “feel their oats.’’ They get
talkative, and they become adept at cooking
up outlandish plots. I heir language becomes
that of men who have seen a great nianv
words and become familiar with them. They
become fast on Ilnur feet.
hacli year since nobody knows when, the
would-be lawyers, having been a living ex
ample of fermentation or the boiling kettle
whose lid is rattling, get up enough momen
tum for one planned group weekend which is
one of the classics of the I Diversity. Some
times they give it a name; sometimes tliev
feature iheir “baseball” ?amn with the lmsl
ness administrat ion boys; sometimes the big
item is the parade I hey stage; before1 the* frame.
This year, il seems their piece do resistance*
is none oilier Ilian a rather beefy “queen,”
former football captain, bulwark of the line,
Tony Amato, who is to he crowned Queen
Anthony the first. They announce the
“queen” will “weight down a barge” at the
canoe fete. The queen weighs well over 200
pounds, a fact of which the boys are begin
ning' to take cognizance increasingly as they
consider carrying 1 h is royalty about the
stroots in their parade.
^O.WhKXTV; the law school, its pranks
and its talkers and its traditions, enough
material could he found without the use of
reference works to fill a dozen newspapers.
Their quaint custom of electing an official
barber as a law school student body officer
tor the sole purpose of throwing him into the
millraee is something only such a group could
perpetrate and perpetuate. Their barber is
not the most unpopular they can find, but
is instead the one whose millracing will give
the greatest degree of collective pleasure to
1 lie st udenl body.
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'J^nivSK are the kind of things which are
a constant, source of rather innocuous
delight lo watchers of the campus quasi-logal
scene. 1 upredictnble as these quick minds
and high spirits are, I here is never any telling
what will he the next issue from the tireless
unofficial propaganda bureaus which pour
endless streams of plain and fancy applesauce
upon an unsuspecting world.
There seems to be something about that
law school, regardless of where it is or who
is enrolled there in any particular year. May
be il comes from the endless research the boys
are involved in. But whatever it is, it is evi
dent something develops to make them ex
ceedingly quick in their reactions.
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^jpnI'jRT'j would ho little* point in extolling
' the merits of the law school and of its
students for their effervescence arising of
sound foundations, unless it were to attempt
to borrow some of whatever it is they seem
to possess in quantity. They get. it the hard
wav, hut they master the English language as
few college people ever manage to do, and
1,loir '"'"<1* ft Hu's point of their careers are
far from stagnation. They are a serious
»,iM,led group of young men, plus one young
woman this year, hut they take time out to
I'Ml on a weekend which they with complete
luck of modesty claim wiki dwarf Junior
Weekend. Whether it does that or not, it is
certain the barristers will have a good time,
and it will be good for them to relax before
examinations. At the same time Ihe campus
will have its annual peek into law school
This school within a school has much to be
pcoud of. Certainly it should not be amiss to
consider what it is that makes a school good.
All hail, Queen Anthony, and may there be
no long faces in your court this weekend.
Proportional Vote System
Outlined as Election Nears
The proportional representatior
system of choosing members o;
the executive committee is n<
stranger to campus voters, having
been in effect since 1937, but it is
nevertheless open to repeated ex
planation with the approach ol
each annual election.
The elemental part of the sys
tem is the theory of choices. Nom
inations are for positions on tin
executive committee, and nothing
else. But when it comes to voting,
the candidate who amasses the
greater number of first choices
will emerge head man.
Each voter will be given a ballot
listing tlie names of all the can
didates, with a blank square beside
each one. In these squares the vot
er will put numbers indicating the
order of his preference for the dif
ferent candidates, putting down
as many choices in 1-2-3 order as
The voting itself will be simple.
It is in the subsequent tabulation
that the task becomes complicated.
Tabulators will sort all ballots
cut in piles, according to the first
choices indicated. The ballots on
which A is given first choice will
be on one stack; those on which
B is first choice rate another stack,
and so on. Then the ballots will bt ,
counted and the candidate credited
with the number of first choices
he has received. . «
The "quota" is figured out im
mediately upon the closing of the
polls. The quota is the least num
ber of votes by which a candidate
can be elected, anil is achieved by
dividing the total number of votes
cast by a number one greater than I
greater than the total number of
offices to be filled, and adding one
to the resulting quotient. Thus if
there are 1500 votes cast and there
are four offices to fill, the quota
will be obtained by dividing 1500
by five and adding one, giving 301.
After the ballots have been
sorted, if the number of first
choices received by any candidate
exceeds or is equal to the quota, he
will he declared elected.
Should the already-elected can
didate receive votes in excess of
the quota the surplus will not be
wasted. From his pile a number of
votes equivalent to the surplus will
be drawn, and the second choice
indicated on these ballots credited
to the account of candidates not
yet elected, but still in the running.
If the addition of these votes to
any candidate's total raises the
figure to the quota, he will be
Then, after all of the first-choice
ballots have been distributed, the
candidate with the least number of
votes will be declared defeated,
and his ballots will be distributed,
each one going to the "continuing
candidate” indicated as next choice.
A “continuing candidate" is one
not yet elected or defeated.
If this transfer of the “defeated"
candidate's ballots raises the total
of another candidate’s votes over
the quota he will be pronounced
elected. After this has been done,
[ if there have not been elected the
requisite number of candidates,
‘gain the one with the lowest total
is eliminated, and his ballots trans
ferred to the continuing candi
dates Ibis process of transferring
continues until the election is
The election will be ended when
the requisite number of offices are
Dr. Parsons Reads
Paper for Planners
Dealing with the chief topic of
concern, Dr. Phillip A. Parsons,
head of the sociology department,
read a paper "Human Needs and
Human Problems of the Northwest
Area,' with especial regard to the
immigration problem, at the fifth
Here’s proof that great artists
are just everyday people like the
rest of us.
Guy Ardilouze, the French
architect, forgot his sweater
left it at the men’s dormitory,
where he stayed while visiting
the University last week.
Cinderella to Be
Revealed at Formal
t i n d e r e 11 a and her Prince
Charming will meet in the land of
make-believe at the annual spring
formal given by the University I
class at the Baptist church this
Friday at 8 o'clock.
The climax of the evening, which !
is to be a reception in the church !
chapel and parlor and not a dance 1
as previously announced in the I
Emerald, will be the disclosing of 1
the identity of Cinderella and
Prince Charming, chosen by boys
and girls of the class, respectively.
Headed by Kva Commons and
Dorothea P a r k e r. co-chairmen,
committees include: program,1
Dorothy Johnson, Pearl Otsby,
Pearl King, and Muriel Hunt.
Pauline Pengra is in charge of
invitations and Betty Nicholades
and Jean Johnson ot refreshments.
Pacific Northwest regional plan
ning conference held last week in
He also took part in a panel dis
cussion on governmental resources
i no agencies.
Also attending the conference
>vas Herman Kehrli, director of the
Juieau of municipal research.
Order of the "O” will have a
luncheon meeting this noon at the
sAE house. *
Der Furor Issues
What, has Germany got that the
law school hasn’t? What has Italy
got that the law school hasn’t?
A group of the lawyers decided
Monday afternoon that the law
school couldn’t be outdone, even by
the great European powers. So this
group got together and set up a dic
At exactly 3:05 Monday after
noon a proclamation was issued
which does away with a democratic !
government in the law school (sup
The proclamation is as follows:
Whereas: A state of grave emer
gency exists: Britain is calling her
youth to the colors; France is un
der a state of dictatorship: Ger
many threatens the peace of the
world; Italy is ruled by the mailed
fist; the armed millions of Russia
m&ss at the frontiers!!! Etc.
Whereas: It has become neces
sary by reason of said emergency to
insure a united front and maintain
law and order—the status quo—
within the borders of the law
school; and to enable the head of
the government to deal effectively
and firmly with these other major
Be it therefore proclaimed:
1. Democratic government in the
law school is suspended.
2. A dictatorship is established,
with full and complete powers vest
ed in Der Furor, erstwhile the presi
dent of the student body, subject to
.10 checks and no balances.
3. All opposition is hereby abol
ished, being dangerous to the unity
of tilt people in support of Der Fu
4. T,rs law school is placed under
martial iaw, to be administered by
Der Furor with the assistance of
the Gestupor (secret police).
5. All edicts of Der Furor are to
be regarded as the supreme law, and
obeyed to the letter, under penalty
of governmental retribution.
Dave Silver is in the concentra
tion camp and Tony Amato is un
der surveillance as a suspect.
(Continued from fiaae one)
Jack Massie, and Smokey Whit
Moliere’s two-act farce, done in
broad slapstick vein, is to be dene
in authentic costumes of the
French period, according to Austin
Dunn, secretary of the drama divi- \
The infirmary was literally
turned into a foot clinic yester
day as half the students listed '
on the registry complained of
chronic cases of athlete’s foot,
water on the knee, and other foot
or leg infections.
Wednesday’s sick list included:
Eleanor Johnson, Elved Steele,
Leslie Irwin, Bob Crosby, Bob
C. Anderson, Paul Davis, Keith
Jandrall, Peggy Snow, James
Lonergan, William B ejr n a r d ,
Richard Burt, Nick Matich, Le
land Terry, and Margaret Spliid.
Birthday celebrating filled the
library yesterday as numbers of
students and townspeople joined
the library staff members to cele
brate the second anniversary of
the opening of the building.
Featured as the main attractions
of the “birthday party” were the
many exhibits of library owned
books, many of which were gifts.
Among the books on display
were the Burgess collection of old
and rare books, some of which
dated from the fifteenth century.
The collection of 1000 manuscripts
and rare books were formerly a
part of the library of Dr. Edward
S. Burgess, late professor of bot
any at Hunter college, New York
Other exhibits filled the halls
and rooms of the building. The
“birthday party” was topped by
freshments served in the staff
Who Got Bit?
(Continued from page one)
proper. Action brought against
Yasui will be defended by Jason D. !
Lee and Bernard B. Kliks.
Judge Orlando John Hollis will
The following persons are re- j
quested to be at the court house
at 7:20 sharp to be available for
jury service: Jean Farrens, Wayne
Harbert, Victor Hadelman, Roma
Theobald, Helen Howard, Henry
Spivak, George Smith, Haro^J
Johnson, Hugh Collins, George
Smith, • Helen Howell, Marjorie
Bates, Bert Myers, William Pease,
Dan Davis, Harry Bergtholdt,
James Lonergan, Dorothy Magnu
son, Tony Harlow, James Wells,
Dorothy Wheeler, Betty Keller,
Bill McIntosh, Pat Taylor, and
Frances Anne Williams.
Drill for Meet
Steady drill has been in order for
the ROTC honor company this
term, for the 10 o’clock section has
been preparing to take part in the
annual Governor’s day competition '
May 19. The competition will be
held at Oregon State college this
year since it was held in Eugene s
The competition was inaugurated i
by former Governor Charles H.
Martin, who offered a plaque to
the school which wins in the com
petition and held by that school
until the other school wins the
Governor to Present Plaque
A letter was received recently
at the military department inform
ing them that Governor Charles A.
Sprague would attend the compe
tition and present the plaque.
There was considerable doubt
that the competition would be held
this year. A great many people
objected to the expenditure of
$1250 last year to transport the j
entire Oregon State college mili
tary unit to Eugene. However, it
was finally decided that the com
petition would be held, but only
the honor company and the band
would be sent, not the entire unit.;
Phi Beta Holds
At a candle light ceremony Sun
day evening 34 women students
fiom Oregon and Oregon State
were initiated into Phi Beta, na
tional music and drama honorary
in Gerlinger hall. The new mem
bers include Julia Balshiser, Neva
Barber, Margaret Brooks, Jane
Catterall, Madge Conaway, Dorothy
Davis, Ruth Fitch, Mary Ann Holt, I
Dorothy Kesterson, Esther Mc
Keown, Jeon Person, Elizabeth
Steed, Virginia Tooze, Geraldine
Walker, Verna Wilson, and Mary
Louise Yates. Miss Pirkko Paasik
ivi was initiated into the associate
group of Phi Beta.
Although there is not an active
chapter of Phi Beta at Oregon
State there is an associate group
into which their 17 students were
initiated. The following are OSC’s
new members: Elizabeth Boeckli,
Beulah Budka, Frances French,
Dorothy May Freat, Jean Gillette,
Dorothy Jane Howell, Jean McEl
hinney, Frances McGinnis, Heather1
McLeod', Mrs. Nina Moore, Mildred
Perman, Dorothy Savage, Alice
Schlender, Jane Steagall, Norma
Siverson, Barbara Tripp, and Mrs.
Jabberwocky First Float in •
Canoe Fete Procession
(Editor's note: This begins the i
story of the floats in this year’s
canoe fete, based on “Alice in ,
Wonderland.!’ Between now and :
May 13, time of the canoe fete, !
these articles will attempt to in- |
elude all ten floats.
“And, as in uffi.sh thought he
The Jabberwock, with eyes of
Came whiffing through the tul
And burbled as it came!"
The “Jabberwocky” float will be
the first of the Junior Weekend ,
floats to part the illuminated wa- j
ter curtains during the canoe fete 1
program. The float is being con
structed under the direction of Bob I
Swan, Junior Weekend art direc- j
tor, and will be entered by Alpha
Delta Pi and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Queen Alice (Maxine Glad) will
take the place of the figure por
trayed in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in
Wonderland,” but she will be "one [
up” on Carroll’s mythical heroine, j
Instead of using a mirror to read
the tale of the “Jabberwocky,” she
will actually see the valiant lad in
white do battle with the warlike j
Izetta Heisler and D’Ann Shoe
maker are on the ADPi commit
tee, and Rudolf Kalina, Gordon
Corum, and Steve Fowler repre
sent the Sig Eps. The base of the
float has been completed.
Dale King, prominent in the pro
duction of “Peer Gynt,” is the
technical lighting adviser. A “new
and novel’’ idea for the program
will be a special effects curtain to !
be used for the stage, Bob Swan
said yesterday. The curtain will;
be lighted ingeniously, accentuat
ing the beauty in each scene to be
presented. The contract for the
construction across the millrace
has been let to Earle Curtis.
UO Men Give Cups
To Prep Debaters
Grants Pass captured the state
championship debate title when
they won from Bonanza high
school, champion of the eastern
Oregon district, in the final con
test of the high school debating
league Saturday evening. The de
bate was held in the KOAC radio
studio in Corvallis and broadcast
over that station.
Professor E. E. DeCou, head of
the mathematics department, who
founded this debate league, made a
speech of presentation and gave a
cup from himself and Mrs. DeCou
Phi Beta Elects,
Phi Eeta, professional music and
drama honorary, elected its new
officers at a special meeting in
Gerlinger hall Tuesday night* The
officers include Harriett Douglas,
■president; Helen Hutchinson, first
vice-president; Lorraine Hixson,
second vice-president; Mary Alice
Hutchins, secretary; Marjorie Ti
tus, treasurer; and GelralUino
A Founders’ day celebration will
be held on Thursday, May 4, in
honor of the tenth celebration of
Pi chapter's installation on the
Oregon campus. The Eugene alum
ni and associate groups of Phi Be
ta are planning a banquet and
candle light service for that eve
ning in special honor of the gradu
ating senior girls with the patrons
and patronesses of the organiza
tion as guests.
Other activities listed for the
term include the installation of
new officei’s next Tuesday by Jean
Ramsden, retiring president, and
an informal tea planned for the
last part of May at the country
home of Mrs. Lotta Carll, regional
BA Students Visit
Meier and Frank;
In order to allow His students
to actually see business methods
as put into practice, Dr. N. H.
Cornish, professor of business ad
ministration, took 40 of his ad
vanced students to Portland yes
terday, to visit Meier and Frank
(company, Portland’s largest de
The students inspected and
analyzed the operating methods in
the different departments.
After the trip through the store,
the students heard six of the execu
tives of the Meier and Frank store
speak on various merchandising
methods and policies.
to the winning team. The two cups
given to the district winners by
Vice-President Burt Brown Bar
ker were also presented by Profes
sor DeCou in Vice-President Bar
The debate league founded by
Professor DeCou in 1907, is admin
istered by the general extension di
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