Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 16, 1939, Page Four, Image 4

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    The Oregon Daily Emerald, official student pub
lication of the University of Oregon, published
daily during the college year except Sundays, Mon
days, holidays, and final examination periods. Sub
scription rates: $1.25 per term and $3.00 per year.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice,
Eugene, Oregon.
BILL PENGRA, Managing Editor
GEORGE LUOMA, Assistant Business Mgr.
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Betty J. Thompson
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Opportunity in Endowment
graduation time nears, the seniors once
again get that desire to do something for
the University. The attachments of four years
on the campus are difficult to break. There
is a natural wish to lessen the feeling of
separation from all that stands for Oregon.
Usually the senior class expresses this emo
tion by purchasing some gift—a fountain, a
bench, a stone marker, or some other material
object to perpetuate Ibe memory of the class.
Many times a much more valuable method
of perpetuating memories is brought up for
discussion. This is the senior endowment. The
system, usually worked out on an insurance
- basis,.has been successfully used at University
of Idnh-OT-Princeton,- University of Colorado,
University of Alabama, University of New
Hampshire, and many others.
The question of a senior endowment was
brought up before the members of the grad
uating class last year. Considerable discussion
of the suggestion took place at that time. A
committee was appointed. Different types of
endowments were considered. A report was
turned in to a meeting of Ibe senior class.
The reaction was immediately favorable—but
there was a fly in the ointment.
Somehow, the class of 19118 did not see
clear to starting the endowment, plan move
ment at the University of Oregon, 'flu1 plan
was good, every senior admitted, but none
felt equal to the task of starting.
According to reports, Ihe class of 19.‘!9 is
also considering an endowment. A committee'
has been appointed by President Harriet Hara
y.in. Chairman Lew Cook is gathering infor
mation, and believes that he will soon have
a concrete1 plan of action tee present.
The opportunity for this year’s graduating
class to perform a great and lasting service*
to the University presents itself again. The
idea has the background of one year of elis
eussion. It lias sincere1 supporters.
The* class of 19119 might wedl be1 the1 ones
to start the enebiwinent plan at tlu* University
of Oregon. A class mending to consider the
question will be1 ealleel in the near future. In
the endowment plan the* seniors have1 an op
portunity te> perpetuate their memories effec
tively. Action on their part woulel be applaud
ed bv all.
Onceover Lightly
Margaret Npliid, Theta, has water on the knee,
and one smartcracker asked her why she didn’t
wear pumps.
Rusher Smith doesn’t confine all his Steelelng
to Imses. Ijist night lie stole down to Hendricks
and gave his Sicilia Chi pin to Eleanor Steele.
Busher evidently doesn't take much stock In tho
Sl^nia (’hi stocks 'cause he made sure the baso
ball team was leaving town before he made the
And then Helen Taylor, pretty auburn-haired
Kappa, fell victim to George McLynu's Fiji pin.
Pardon us if we pull a Showoff on Norman Fos
ter, but we think “I'm in Love with the Honorable
Mister So and So’’ is a pretty ditty.
We've heard of lockouts but we’ve never before
heard of a lock-in. Sunday, one irate farmer, on
finding the Betas picnicking on his "propitty”
looked the gate so the boys and girls couldn't
After a little, collective bargaining, however, he
finally derided to drop the ease—for a case. That's
the proper spirits:
And, incidentally, oceans of praise to the Beta
boys for their unique house dance decorations.
That crystal ball reflected plenty of manual labor.
For Men Only: Invest now in a few cokes and
take time out for an occasional phone call, and you
may win a free ticket to the Mortar Board ball,
with all expenses paid.
Oregana photographer Teeter finds Oregon stu
dents a long ways from being “camera shy.”
They’re quick to smell a picture taker, and at
campus dances he has to lie low to avoid the rush.
On goldfish gulping: Tulane university stu
dents voted 5 to 1 against the current wave of
eating stunts that has swept the nation's cam
Round V About
Playing with words is fun, especially for the
writer. The dizzy concoctions writers and publicity
men sometimes dish out, however, really make
you wonder. Yesterday I received a letter from
one of the local churches about a pot-luck dinner
that had been scheduled. Quoting part: “So come
a little ahead of time, that the food may be set out
and our gastronomic symphony start on time!”
Amusing, to say the least. Gastronomic is an ad
jective taken from the word "gastronomy,” the
art of good eating. A symphony of good eating!
What next?
Tt’s fun to watch the faces of students as
they come into a classroom. Some bubbling over
as they talk of this and that before the professor
gets down to his lecture. Some with hangdog
expressions on their faces, wondering why they
came in the first place. Others merely reflecting
bored indifference.
In one class that I’m in the professor gives
quizzes each week. These may come on any day
and if you miss them it's just too bad. Consequent
ly, students are careful to come if they are sure
there is going to Ire a test. A student will stick his
head inside the classroom, note whether or not
there is a stack of paper on the desk (signifying
a quiz). If there is none, he, more likely than not,
will quickly duck back out the door and away
from the room.
The prof has wised up now, however, hides the
paper under the table top when he intends giving
a quiz.
* * »
Finals are coming up and isn’t it fun to study in
this yeather! Let’s see. Guess I’ll hit the books.
But they somehow seem very dull, uninteresting.
Turn a few pages and decide fresh air’s what I
need. Take a walk. Perhaps a coke or an ice
cream cone will make me feel more like studying.
Meet Joe.
"Oh, hello, Joe. Whatcha doing? Thought you’d
take in a show, eh ? Well, I was going to study but
. . . sure, might as well. Can study tomorrow.” And
so it goes.
* * *
The show was darned good, too. Really can’t
afford to miss a picture like It. Educational, you
know. The name? Oh, I forget . . . but it sure
was good.
Walking by Hendricks the other night and
overheard a chorus of voices from inside, “Three
minutes! Three minutes; Three minutes!” Some
girl, evidently, had been on the phone three min
utes and others were waiting. One coed not so long
ago had the phone to herself for half an hour,
the longest she’d had on a phone since being at
Oregon. Felt pretty good about it all and men
tioned the fact to an upperclassman. The next
morning there were demerits after her name. Isn't
that the pay-off!
More favorable comments this past week-end
on the Prom! It was outstanding in every way.
Music was excellent. And Art Holman with the
stringed quartet did himself proud Saturday at
the fete. A little unnecessary delay in getting some
of the floats started. Some adverse comment upon
the injecting of politics into the fete program.
But, all in all, it was pretty darned good!
* * *
This business of being a columnist is fun. From
time to time I mention bits of gossip and step on
people’s toes, .lust hope I don't offend anyone
seriously. Resides not liking to hurt people’s feel
ings, I don’t relish thoughts of physieal violence
being inflicted on my person . . . such as blackened
eyes. It's all in the game, though.
Yesterday I hearil that our sports editor, Mr
Hawkins, had at last found some long-lookcd-foi
love-life in the person of one Miss Dondero. Hope
( it seems, can beat Elide in golf. That’s the kind ol
woman lie's interested in! And another shack gir
lias I.yle Nelson (the man who’d never fall) in tin
throes. Corinne Lnmon provides the heart interest
Max Frye part of the competition.
Rob Winslow's ex-(lamma Phi on campus was
back for the prom and the canoe fete, lletty
Thomas is a swell girl. And there’s been quite a
bit of comment about this year’s Oregano. \t first
I didn't like the staccato style of writing. More
I read it, the better I like it, however. Prize boner
in the book . . . Alpha Phi's Pat Raker in the
1’i Phi section!
Campus characters: Bill Ehrman ami his road
ster . . . Wally “stoop” Canfield, stands out from
the crowd . . . Bill Cummings, activities including
politics . . . Professor "Stiffy” Barnett, with a real
sense of humor when you know him . . . Mark
Hanna, eligible bachelor in the speech department
. . . Eleanor Sederstrom, wistful, with laughing
eyes . . . Jack Loehridge, ex-activity man . . . happy
George Luonm, new Emerald business manager
. . . Elizabeth Anne "Becky" Jones, loyal through
a storm . . . Nick Pallas, powerhouse with the
women . . . Betty Van Dellen, a stronger member
of the supposed weaker sex . . . Dorothy Barclay,
happy smile , . . Helen Howard, with a real sun
tun . . . Arvilla Bates, knows what she's doing
. . , Betty Norwood, mischievous . . . Majeanne
Glover, efficient activities girl . . . Gerry Tripp
and Baseballer Bill Carney . . . Paul Christenson,
Theta Chi's contribution to the College Side foun
tain staff . . . Bud Jermain, a good head for editor
. . . Shelby Golden, Zeta golfer . . . Hank Nilsen,
Tom Sturbuck. men's men . . . ATO's Wayne Mack
in, who lives out . . . ever see him frown?
* » *
Vnd it's ironic that the senior bench, traditional
parking spot tor almighty seniors, should he paint
ed freshman green . . . cheapens it to my way of
That college students are thinking about some
thing else besides the current international situa
tion is reflected in the results of polls taken on
many campuses. Here are the results of a few of
the most interesting:
On a third term for President Roosevelt: Col
lege of William and Mary undergraduates 80 per
cent strong voted against the idea, although 03
per cent indicated that they believe he has been
a good chief executive.
UO Mothers
Hear Dr. Erb
At Banquet
Mrs. Wintermute
New President of
Oregon mothers had their inn
ings Saturday evening in the huge
dining room of John Strauh me
morial hall when 482 mothers, stu
dents, fathers, and friends gath
ered for the annual mothers' ban
quet, windup event on the Junior
Weekend program of the organized
mothers of the University.
Announcement was made at the
banquet that Mrs. C. C. Winter
mute of Portland had been elected
president of the mothers for next
year at the morning meeting.
The junior class was named as
having the greatest percentage of
mothers present at Junior Week
end, with the seniors, freshmen,
and sophomores following in that
order. Total number of mothers
registered for the weekend was
597. Out of this the juniors had
140, seniors 119, freshmen 186, and
sophomores 152.
I)r. Erb Speaks
The banquet was highlighted by
talks by Dr. Erb, president of the
University, Mrs. Beatrice Walton
Sackett, of the state board of
higher education, Loyal H. McCar
thy, president of the Oregon Dads,
and John Dick and Anne Frederik
sen, representing the associated
Building his remarks around an
Emerald editorial of the morning
captioned, “Anyway We Have
Junior Weekend,” Dr. Erb listed
traditions he felt a universily
should be proud of and declared
his satisfaction with them. Among
the things he listed were the out
standing journalism school of the
University, the art school, the law
school passing the greatest num
ber through the bar examinations
of any school in the Northwest,
and the music school. He said such
traditions were a habit which
should be encouraged.
The burden of Mr. McCarthy’s
brief remarks was that the Dads’
Math Group to Hold
Prize Examinations
Annual prize examinations of Pi
Mu Epsilon, mathematics honor
ary, will be held in room 205 ,
Deady Wednesday evening from 7
to 10.
Two exams will be given—one in
calculus and one for students who
have not had calculus. Prizes to
taling $10 will be awarded.
Fraternities Pledge 4
With pledge recruiting season
for Oregon fraternities nearly over
for another year, three University
men’s groups added late members
to their roster last week.
Sigma Phi Epsilon pledged Lloyd
D. Campbell and Richard F. Duck
wall; Delta Upsilon pledged Ed
mund Niklos, and Delta Tau Delta
added George Luoma.
Prep Girls
(Contmued from page one1
Shirley Gibson and Barbara Camp
bell, correct playsuits; Eleanor
Nelson, incorrect playsuits; and
Lorene Herman, incorrect pajamas.
Zoe Brassey will play the piano
during the style show.
Annette Ansley is general chair
man of the informal tea. Serving
as chairman of the committees are
Florence Gordon, reception; Elea
nor Sederstrom, serving; Marjorie
Roehm, invitations; Pat Salisbury,
refreshment; Alice Guistina, deco
ration; Trudie Anderson, publicity;
Jean Burt, clean-up; Hope Hughes,
entertainment; and Ruth Hall, fi
organization intended trying to
catch up to the mothers in organi
zation and accomplishment. He
told of work the Dads are doing
and of their hopes. Mrs. Sackett's
talk was one of welcome, as was
that of John Dick and Anne Fred
Music interspersed through the
program brought good response
from the audience. Barbara Ward.
George Saunders, Virginia Tooze,
Leland Chase, and the Alpha Tau
Omega championship chorus were
the musical contributors.
The Connecticut legislature has
passed a bill changing the name of
Connecticut State college to Uni
versity of Connecticut.
Skate Party Planned
For Peace Benefit
Skate for peace is the slogan of
the youth committee against war
this evening. The group is holding
a skating party from 7:30 to 10
o’clock at the Midway rinks to
raise money to send a student into
active peace work during the sum
mer. Cars will leave Wesley
house and Westminster house at
7:15 o’clock, Robin Drews, chair
man of the group, announced yes
terday. Anyone is welcome, he said.
The committee will hold a regu
lar meeting at Wesley house at 1
o’clock this afternoon, Drews said.
Petitions Ask
(Continued from page one)
turns it to the five-man state cen
tral committees. The Common
wealth federation contends that
this is a retrogression towards the
political machine rule existing in
Oregon some 30 years ago, and
believes that especially in these
critical days for democratic gov
ernment it is essential to retain
the existing machinery for popular
rule. The state grange, one of the
sponsors of the referendum, has
aways opposed such a change in
primary laws for the additional
reason that tjress of harvest work
makes it practically impossible for
many farmers to come to the polls
in September.
All students wishing to partici
pate in the circulation of the peti
tions should meet at the College
Side at 6:30 p.m.
Class of '39
(Continued from page one)
highest number in one class was
slightly over 600, in about the
same sized class as the one which
will graduate here in three weeks.
Princeton collected $68,000 in
1938 from the endowment of the
1918 class, the seniors found. There
21 classes have used the endow
ment plan as the “best means of
insuring a fitting memorial to the
University, receiving as much as
98 per cent of class membership,
for amounts up to $145,000.”
The plan at its present stage is
mostly in the investigative pro
cess, the committee indicated, but
prospects are strong that the sen
ior class will meet this week to
consider the merits of the program
and to register the class will on
the project. Key men in the ad
ministration of the University are
being contacted for their opinions,
the committee said, and the re
ports are all favorable so Tar, it
was reported.
Endowment Small
The University, it was declared,
has the smallest endowment of any
school in the Pacific coast state
school group. The $4,900,000 of
University of Washington and the
$2,000,000 of Idaho were cited as
neighboring examples by the com
Even the angle of the adminis
tration of the resulting fund has
been considered by Ihe committee,
which lias suggestions on hand to
form a board of trustees, possibly, to
handle the money. In any event the
money would be exclusively for
the University, completely apart
from state board funds, it was
While looking into the possibili
ties of endowments the seniors
are also working on possible uses
for the money, something which
they characterized as “no worry
at all.” The money could be used
to strengthen the University, for
new buildings, scholarships, or any
of the thousand and one uses a
university can find for large sums
of money.
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