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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the University of Oregon, published daily dur
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Editor, BUD JERMAIN
Lyle Nelson, Managing Editor
Manager, GEORGE LUOMA
Rita Wright, Adv. Mgr.
Upper News Stall
Helen Angell, News Editor
George Pasero, Co-sports Editor.
Elbert Hawkins, Co-sports Editor.
Marge Finnegan, Women’s Editor.
Betty Jane Thompson, Chief Night Editor.
Arvilla Bates, Secretary to the Editor.
Priscilla Gilmore, Secretary to the Managing Editor.
Jimmie Leonard, Assistant Managing Editor.
Hal Olney, Assistant Managing Editor.
Upper Business Staff
Jean Crites, National Advertising Manager.
Mary Ellen Smith, Assistant.
Frederick Ehlers, Classified Manager.
Jim Gleeson, assistant.
Earl Maize, Merchandising Manager.
Ray Cook, Assistant.
Herb Anderson, Circulation Manager.
Charles Kenyon, Photographer.
She's In—or—Who Said Committees Can't Hustle?
AT Ion" Inst, the University band is to have
its girl drum mayoress; at last, tlm ASUO
has swung inlo line with the overwlielming
majority of student bodies on tlie majoress
question; at last the ghost is laid.
By last night 1 lie girl-baton question was
no longer a subjeet, for wishful thinking; it
was a legally-authorized ASUO projeet, enr
rying the stamp of approval of 1he AWS
council, the ASUO executive committee, and
1he student affairs committee.
Removal of the prohibition on girl drum
majoresses, or “majorettes,” is the answer to
a year of uncertainty following last year’s
rout of the proposal at its first serious battle.
Probably nobody would have ever been satis
fied until the girl idea was given at least a.
fair trial. Now it gets its chance.
^^”0 girl lias over nppraral 1lnis with the
Oregon band, and for a while it may lie
considerable of a novelty. But her duty is
obviously to, in as short a time as possible,
make everyone feel that her presence in such
a capacity is the most natural thing in the
world. If she can do this the subject need
never become a question again.
This year is only a beginning, and as such
may not be absolutely laid down as a yard
stick lor future years. The girls may be in
creased in number, may be trained in groups,
may be chosen from open competition. There
are many possibilities, to be worked out as
Not to be forgotten at this point are con
gratulations to the council and the two com
mittees for the speed with which they worked.
And just out of personal curiosity, we
wonder it everyone is as eager as we are to
see just how the thing looks on the field.
Similes, John L. Casteel of
the speech department might
well decide, are unsafe for fresh
After giving his class in ex
temporaneous speaking an as
signment, he was surprised to
learn that his students had been
asking for catalogs to the world
fairs. Miss Elizabeth Findly at
the library information desk ex
plained that there were no such
books in the library and that all
that was available was a guide
book to the San Francisco world
fair, which book belonged to a
All was cleared up, however,
when Mr. Casteel explained that
the actual assignment had been
to purchase a library handbook,
which, he told his freshmen,
would serve as a guide to the li
brary in much the same way as
a guidebook to the world fairs.
There are now 550 junior col
leges in the United States.
YWCA CABINET TO MEET
A YWCA cabinet breakfast
will be held Sunday morning at
9:30 at the home of Mrs. John
Stark Evans, executive secre
tary. This breakfast will take
the place of the regular cabinet
888 Students to Live
Outside Dorms and
Frats, Says Mrs. King
There are 888 students living out
side the fraternities and dormitor
ies, according to Mrs. King, hous
ing secretary. Of this number 125
are girls while 763 are boys.
The fire marshal will shortly
make his annual inspection of the
fire alarm equipment and the fire
drills of the outside houses, dormi
tories and fraternities.
DAUGHTER CAMILUIA BORN
TO MRS. MAX CRISTMAN
An announcement was received
here yesterday of the birth of a
daughter, Cami.Uia, to Mr. and
Mrs. Max Cristman of Herkimer,
New York. Mrs. Cristman was
Bess Templeton, a graduate of
"Here We Go!”
Back the Ducks at Berkeley
Rates by Train
In chair cars and
In tourist Pullmans,
plus berth as low as $1.00
for night ride. (Two may
occupy berth at no addi
Karo opportunity to soo
this big game and visit
tlif World s Fair bot'oro
il closes Oct. l?‘>.
LEAVE E Utl EN E,
FK IDA V, OCTOBER
ING, 6:48 A. M. OR
On choice of regular
trains Saturday night
or Sunday afternoon,
arriving Eugene Sun
day afternoon or Mon
Tickets and informa
tion at booth between
Oregon and Commerce
Buildings or call 2200.
SPONSORED BY A.S.U.O. RALLY
(Continued from page one)
“Acceptance of arbitration as a
method implies strict adherence of
all parties to arbitration awards,’’
she said. “I uphold your judgment
in exercising the important func
tion of arbitration.
"I am fully cognizant of the per
sonal sacrifices you are making in
adding this public service to your
other duties. Due to developments
during past few hours I believe
that voluntary arbitration of the
local disputes can be maintained.
“I therefore urge you to give
earnest consideration to withdraw
ing your resignation so as to make
your valuable services available
for this important task."
'Oh, Gee, I Love Pie'
(Continued from page one)
dency to be bow-legged or knock
kneed. Observing that bright nail
polish and upped hair still persist
in spite of strong antagonism
the men, there does not seem to be
much possibility that college girls
will forego a favorite fad to please
a few irate males.
While some of the fellows com
plained that girls were plumper
than ever before, many groups,
namely Alpha hall, Theta Chi, Pi
Kappa Alpha, Chi Psi, Phi Gamma
Delta, and Phi Psi praised the
1939 crop of fresnmen and admit
ted the new students definitely
brought up the average.
Some ATOs offered constructive
criticism by advising University
women to watch their carriage,
get less sleep, and take long
According to one of the broth-1
ers of Sigma Chi, the girls on the!
campus aren't too heavy, but are,
Final encouragement was con-:
tributed by an obliging Phi Delt,
who stated that although he
thought figures here were good, ]
bad, and mediocre, he felt nearly
everyone left the University of
Oregon with the impression that
the girls were quite superior in
Jimmie Leonard, Copy Editor
Mary Ann Campbell
Business Office secretaries:
Friday Manager: Jim Frost
Friday Advertising Staff:
Betty Mae Lind
At Large I
By JACK BUKER
Being a foreign correspondent in
•Shanghai, is one of the most dis
couraging jobs in the journalistic
The new man wants to write
about everything from rickshaws
to descriptions of the night life,
but he can’t. No one at home cares
a hoot about what he feels or sees,
and they won’t believe what he is
forced to write anyhow. In one
respect the home audience is cor
rect in their assumption that Ori
ental news tends to bend the ear.
Since the biggest influence on
wire news from the Orient is what
Japan is doing over there, these
little slant-eyed fellows bend over
backwards to make sure that ev
eryone puts in a good plug for
The daily Japanese press confer
ence (most important one is held
in Shanghai) was formed to pre
vent the ambitious correspondent
from getting his dispatches from
any but a central place. At this
meeting, held every afternoon at
5 o’clock, sit representatives from
the Japanese army and navy, etc.,
to answer questions put by scribes
working for all the major news
Hallet Abend, New York Times,
will pull on his highball (served
by the Japanese) and ask a ques
tion something like this: “What
was the major Japanese offensive
over the week-end?” There will
be a little sucking in of breath,
the huddle breaks, and the inter
preter will answer the question by
telling one of the most atrocious
lies of his career: “Captured ten
towns, 400 troops, six planes, and
progressed 300 miles inland.”
But each correspondent dili
gently copies all this down al
though he learned from a Chinese
runner in the afternoon, that the
Japanese army in the south was
stopped by a band of Chinese com
munists. His reason for taking the
Japanese view of the scene is that
little sentence, “it was learned to
day at the Japanese press confer
ence”—obviously a more convinc
ing source than a Chinese coolie.
During the major hostilities in
Shanghai, our paper ran two col
umns, one devoted to the Chinese
versions of the battle, and the oth
er in which the Japanese could run
wild. The newsguys laid bets on
who would claim the largest vie
Two New Library
Courses Offered This j
Year, Heads Say
Two new library classes are be
ing offered this year.
Miss Ethel Sawyer, browsing
room librarian, is teaching a course
on children’s literature.
Mrs. Barbara Hollis McMilan is
giving a course in administration
of school libraries. Mrs. McMilan
is librarian at Eugene high school
and is a graduate of the Univer- i
sity of Oregon. She took her li
brary training at Columbia.
tory. That is one way to satisfy
But in this country our opinion
of things Oriental is so low that!
we cannot understand why our fa
vorite correspondenr would not
print the truth as he sees it.
Occasioally he does. Gets canned.
Goes to Carmel to write a book
that is true but too good to believe.;
Record Crowd Sees
(Contmued from page one)
town, Grover’s Corners, New
Hampshire, to be exact. The stage
setting is nothing more than chairs,
tables, etc., the audience's imagina
tion being prompted by a narra
tor’s explanation. And yet this play
by Thornton Wilder is perhaps the
best contemporary writing on the
American scene. It is little wonder
that Wilder won the Pulitzer prize
with “Our Town.”
To say that the play was well
produced and sincerely interpreted
is hardly the word for it—because
of the difficulties of producing and
acting in “Our Town.” The actors
use no props and the characters
are so true to life that they are
extremely difficult to portray.
Last night's production proved
Horace Robinson to be not only a
very capable director, but also an
excellent actor. His informal ex
planations set the scene without
any strain on the audiences im
agination and kept the plays going
with an easy rhythm.
Mary Staton as Emily Webb,
carried off her part, which was
not an easy one, with sincerity and
Ed Larson, who took the part
of George Gibbs, turned in a fine
bit of convincing acting. Henry
Korn was a natural in his por
trayal of Mr. Webb. In fact the
whole cast was tops and only press ]
time keeps us from raving on and
on about the University theater's I
A sell-out performance last
night, followed by a “no seats
available” report concerning to
night’s showing, and only a few re
served spots left for tomorrow, has
forced the drama department to
announce a special Tuesday night
Musical programs from station z
<.OAC, Corvallis, during the com- ]
ng week offer as some of their >
■hief performers students in the 1
University of Oregon school of mu-1 <
;ic, it was announced Friday morn- c
ng by George Hopkins, professor t
jf piano, in charge of program ar- i
Emery Hobson, pianist, will be j ]
rear'd Friday evening at 8 o'clock (
in a program of classical composi-1
tions. His numbers will be “Inter
mezzo in C Major’’ by Brahms, ,
'Etude in D Flat’’ by Liszt, and ,
the first movement of “Sonata in (
D Minor” by Beethoven. Hobson, j
who has studied at the Cincinnati ,
College of Music for the past four
years, is a new student of profes- j
A 15-minute violin recital will be ,
presented at 8:30 o’clock Monday
evening, October 16, by Fred D/T-)
las, violinist. He will play Mas
senet’s “Meditation” from “Thais,”
and Handel's “First Sonata in A
The program of Dorothy Davis,
pianist, who will play Monday eve
ning at 8 o’clock, will be an
nounced later, Mr. Hopkins said.
Mrs. Beck to Address
School music in grammar and
high schools will be the theme of
the talk to be given this morning
at Corvallis high school by Anne
Landsbury Beck, professor of mu
sic at the University of Oregon.
The address will be a feature of
the Tri-County Educators’ conven
tion and will be given to a varied
group of music teachers.
Dr. Theodore Kratt spoke before
the convention delegates yester
day, using as his topic “Problems
in Music Education.”
while building Eugene’s
finest service station.
Bob Carlon — Les Harger
lltli and Ililyard
)r. Crossman Will
Address Sigma Xis
Dr. L. S. Cressman, head of the
nthropology department, will ad
[ress a regular meeting of Sigma
Ci next Tuesday at 8 p.m. in room
01, Condon hall.
Everyone interested is invited to
iear Dr. Cressman who will speak
n “Early Man in the Great Basin
f South-Central Oregon.” The lec
ure is to he illustrated with slides.
Mothers to Provide
The executive committee of the
Oregon Mothers’ club will con
vene this afternoon in Portland to
•onsider its program for the coni
ng year and set the amount of the
scholarships which it awards an
Mrs. C. C. Wintermute, club
president, will preside over the
neeting, w'hich is scheduled for
he Campbell Court hotel.
The club yearly sets aside funds
:o provide scholarships for three
»irls in Oregon preparatory schools
A’ho have been outstanding in
scholarship and citizenship. Win
ning the coveted awards last year
svere Ruth Louise Baker of Red
mond, Marguerite Dosch Campbell
of Lincoln high of Portland, and
Maryjane Bovingdon of Oakland.
Karl W. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel, will represent the Univer
sity at the meeting.
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