Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 31, 1939, Image 1

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Three (3) Columnists;
Why No Rally:
Campus Manicure
Pasero Figures
Way Oregon
Could Have Won
Robinson Principal Factor
I n Defeat of Webfoot Team
At Los Angeles Coliseum
Uclan Breaks Away Twice to Garner
Decisive Touchdowns; Statistics Show
Oregon as Superior Field Eleven
It took the “fastest man in football’’ to beat the best Oregon team
ever to play in the Los Angeles coliseum, last Saturday 16 to 6, and
35,000 fans will probably agree to this fact. Jackie Robinson of UCLA
is the man, and Tex Oliver’s 1939 Webfoot varsity is the team.
Jackie was held all day by the superior Oregon line, except for
two times, and that was the ball game. Once he started on his 18 and
streaked all the way down the sidelines on a reverse to the promised
Dorm Booth
At Carnival
Stanford Indian
Theme Captures
Division Honors
The first prize for the booth
taking in the most money Satur
day night at the annual AWS car
nival was awarded to the dart and
balloon concession of Sigma hall,
Zeta Tau Alpha and Gamma hall.
The Alpha Phi-Alpha Tau Ome
ga booth received honorable men
tion along with the Sigma Chi
University street Cooperative con
cession. Those judging were Mrs.
G. Morris, Eyler Brown, and
George Root.
The prize for the best looking
booth went to the Hilyard Cooper
ative and Sherry Ross hall who
portrayed the Stanford Indians.
The Alpha Phi and Alpha Tau
Omega booth again received hon
orable mention under this cate
gory, with the DU and Kappa
booth bringing up third.
According to Barbara Stallcup
and Sally Mitchell, co-chairmen,
the carnival made more money
than ever has been made before.
"This is due to the splendid co
operation of every individual on
the campus who did his or her bit
toward making this year's carni
val a real success.” was the senti
ment expressed by the co-chair
Onthank Back
After Illness
Dean of Personnel Karl W. On
thank returned to his office in
Johnson hall yesterday after being
absent for a week because of ill
The personnel head became sick
on October 21 while fulfilling a
speaking engagement in Hood Riv
er. He was moved to Good Samari
tan hospital in Portland early last
week where he remained until his
release on Friday. Physicians diag
nosed the illness as a throat infec
tion of an undetermined type.
Onthank will be in his office
only part of each day until his con
valescence is completed.
land 82 yards away.
Another dusky figure played a
prominent role in the heart-break
ing defeat, one Kenny Washing
ton. He was the man to throw a
52-yard pass to Robinson from his
own 34 to the Duck 23, and Jack
scampered over again, with Buck
Berry and Roy Dyer on his heels.
Uclans Cheeked
Other than these two plays, the
Uclans were held in complete
check until late in the final quar
ter when a rejuvenated Bruin went
to the Oregon six before being
stopped. The rest of the game was
a rout of the opponents’ line by
fast charging Oregon backs, a
rout between the five-yard lines.
Oliver’s band outplayed the Bru
ins in nearly every department but
the scoring one, a most vital part
of a football game. And the Bruin
punting was better, but. both made
I very poor kicks.
UCLA took the lead in the first
four minutes of the game, when
Jack Sommers kicked a 30-yard
field goal, after a fumble by Jay
Graybeal on the Oregon 23. The
Webfoots came back to lead the
ball game for a while, when one of
their many marches actually did
net a return, and the score was 6
to 3.
Smith Scores
Bob Smith went over from the
two-yard line to score after plac
ing his team in a favorable posi
tion with a pass to Denny Dono
van to the Bruin 11. Buck Berry
alternated with Smith in this drive
that started on the Duck 37 after
Graybeal had returned a punt to
The rest of the ball game could
be called a game of chance between
eleven Oregon players and Dame
Fortune, with the madame win
ning every time. No matter how
long had been the drive of the
Webfoots, or how close they were
to the goal line, that element of
chance was there to spoil all the
good done.
In the first period they went to
the UCLA three, only to lose the
ball on downs. Later they got to
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More Rooms Opened
For Study Purposes
In University Libe
Complaints that there is not
enough room in the library for stu
dents who need to use it have been
answered by M. H. Douglass, head
librarian, by the announcement of
a classroom on the top floor and
the map room which can be used
for study.
Mr. Douglass asked that stu
dents study somewhere else on
Tuesday and Thursday nights un
less they need library material, for
those nights are the most crowded.
Sigma Chi Launches
Sweetheart Contest
Betty Anderson, elected Sweetheart of Sigma Chi last year by
members of the Oregon chapter, will preside as hostess when the
fraternity entertains this evening for one-half of the candidates
entered this year in their annual sweetheart contest.
A sweetheart is chosen each year from freshman girls who are
not immediate relatives of Sigma Chis. Each women’s living or
ganization selects two candidates to enter the contest. Thos-; chosen
will be entertained twice at the chapter house before the final selec
tion by the members of Sigma Chi.
Five finalists are picked in preliminary balloting witj. the presi
dents of the living organizations having a girl in the finals acting
as an honorary election board for the counting of the final vote.
The coed who receives the honor will be the guest of the fra
ternity at a banquet where she will be “pinned” with the Sweet
heart cross.
Remaining candidates who are not entertained tonight will be
guests of the fraternity Thursday.
Brother's Notes
Effect Cure
For Vernstrom
Roy Vernstrom is cured for
all time of the habit of sending
those postcards reading, “Hav
ing swell time, wish you were
Last summer, while on a three
thousand mile trip, Roy flooded
his brother’s mail box with those
teasers. Walt Vernstrom, for
mer business manager of the
Emerald is now in the same po
sition on the Bend Bulletin.
Walt wrote up a bunch of
similar cards last week and gave
them to a friend to mail to Roy
while the friend was on a fly
ing trip down south. The bewild
ered younger brother received
several cards each day from all
major points in California, each
saying, “having swell time, nite
clubs grand, wish you were here.
Sale Push
Near End
Rise of 100 Over
Last Year's Quota
Of 2200 Expected
The 1940 Oregana drive will end
this coming Friday in its first
phase of attempting to place into
the hands of every student possi
ble a copy of the book. Although
the drive this year is not setting
any records, the orders are coming
into the office as steadily as can
be expected, Stated Dick Williams,
business manager.
During the registration period
last month the Oregana was ahead
of last year’s totals by 126 orders.
Williams accounts for this rise in
figures to the increase in enroll
ment. He expects to sell about 100
more books to the students this
year over the 2200 total of last
No Exception
“It seems that each year the
business manager can expect to
sell about 63 per cent of the stu
dent body and this year is not go
ing to be any exception. It is not
the policy of the business staff to
make the students think that they
are obligated to purchase a copy
of the book.
“It is just our policy to make
the students aware of the fact
that nowhere on the coast is their
yearbook supported with such en
thusiasm and sales as it is here
on the Oregon campus,” Williams
With the drive terminating this
week there is nothing from keep
ing a student from ordering a copy
of the Oregana during the remain
der of the term. The Oregana of
fice is open every day of the week
from 2 until 5 and there is always
somebody there to take an order.
The next concerted effort to get
new subscribers will not be until
next year at the winter term reg
Accurate Estimate
As it was stated previously in
the Emerald the main reason for
the drive was to obtain as closely
as possible the amount of students
desiring a copy of the book so a
more accurate amount of copies
necessary could be had. The paper
for the Oregana has to be ordered
in December and the educational
activities board doesn’t wish to
hazard a guess as to how many
books have to be printed.
Williams asks that all the house
agents check their Oregana cards
into him sometime this week so
the staff can start on the other
phases of the book.
Dean Salem Speaker
Dean Victor P. Morris will speak
in Salem today to the Salem Ki
wanis club on the topic, “America’s
; Relation to European War,” and
; will discuss the question of Ameri
can neutrality.
Monday evening Dean Morris
spoke on his regular radio pro
gram, “The World in Review,”
over KOAC on the question, “Is
the European War a Hoax?”
To State
Appropriations Cut
Made to Assist
Budget Balancing
The return of $35,494 of their
budget appropriation to the gen
eral fund of the state was the
State Board of Higher Education’s
chief business at their monthly
meeting Saturday at Corvallis. The
return was made in cooperation
with Governor Charles A. Sprague's
budget-balancing program.
The governor's request included
$33,6X9 from the supplemental ap
propriation made for higher edu
cation and $1875 from the amount
appropriated for improving radio
station KOAC in Corvallis. The
board voted unanimously to cut
the budget.
Student Increase Cause
E. C. Sammons, chairman of the
finance committee, said Saturday
that the grant was being returned
in the face of increased student
bodies in each school because “the
finance committee feels that the
board and its institutions should
cooperate with the program of the
governor in attempting to balance
the state income and expendi
Although the board discussed the
matter of selecting a new presi
dent for Oregon State College to
succeed President George W. Pea
vy after his retirement next sum
mer, no action was taken.
Group Inspects Building
Members of the educational
group inspected the new chemis
try building on the OSC campus
Friday, and later voted final ap
proval of the $425,000 structure.
Additions to the 1939 budget
made during the two-day session
included $24,715.90 for Oregon
State, $16,663.77 for the Univer
sity, and $4214 for the Eastern
Oregon College of Education.
These additions will be financed
through added resources fiom stu
dent fees, it was decided.
ROTC Cadets
Will Parade
Armistice Day
Plans Completed
In the first full dress parade of
the year, the University of Oregon
ROTC corps will march en masse
in the coming Armistice day pa
rade, it was announced Monday by
the military department.
According to the latest plans the
corps will meet the parade as it
returns from the downtown dis
trict, and will act as escorts of
honor to the principal speaker and
company. The parade is scheduled
to end at Gerlinger hall, where the
assembly will hear the speakers in
a patriotic celebration, and will
revere the war dead.
It has been tentatively an
nounced that Joseph Carson, mayor
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Dr. Kelley to Visit
UO for Two Days
The newly-appointed secretary
for college work in the department
of education of the Episcopal
church national council, Rev. Alden
Drew Kelley, will arrive on the
campus today for a two-day visit.
Ordained in 1930, he has done most
of his work with students as head
of St. Francis house, and student
chaplain at the University of Wis
Dr. Kelley will celebrate early
morning communion service for
Episcopal students Wednesday
from 7 to 8 o’clock in the men’s
lounge, Helen Lyles, Episcopal
student director, announced yes
terday. The communion service
will be followed by a breakfast.
Ih the evening, Dr. Kelly will
speak at 8 o’clock at the church.
A social hour will follow Dr. Kel
ley’s talk.
Drama. Student
Mastering Art
Of Walking
After 45 minutes of attempt
ing to master the walk of an old
man in rehearsal yesterday, it
was still rather doubtful wheth
er P. T. Chiolero was imitating
Boris Karloff in the "Chamber
of Horrors" or just a "pleasure
bent” cowboy.
This is just one of the many
details that the cast of "The
Arms and the Man” have to
polish off by opening night, No
vember 16, 17, and 18.
"P. T.” takes the part of Ni
cola, the family butler, and must
walk with loose-jointed servant
shuffle. ,
Another wrinkle the actors are
trying to iron out is how to drop
a heavy suitcase on the toe of
Petkoff without sending the
blustering major, played by Ed
Burtensliaw, to the infirmary
with a broken foot.
Steps Taken
In Curbing
Webfoot Leaders
Confer With OSC
Student Heads
The first step toward tempering
the "vandalism” that might ac
company the Oregon-OSC grid
iron battle slated for Homecoming
weekend was made yesterday when
Webfoot government leaders met
with OSC heads in a friendly re
lations conclave in Corvallis.
John Dick, ASUO president, and
Burton Barr, general homecoming
head, discussed weekend plans
yesterday afternoon with Don
Drake, editor of the Barometer,
and Ralph Floberg, president of
the student body of the OSC as
sociated students.
“Our aim is not only to have
Oregon be host to the 6,000 alum
ni expected here November 11, but
also to be hosts to the 2,000 OSC
students that will be here too,”
Barr said last night upon return
from the meeting.
"For about the first time in
homecoming history,” the week
end head continued, “we are mak
ing it a special point to invite a
great many dignitaries from the
state college to be University
guests for the game too.” He indi
cated that a campus-wide effort
would be made at both schools to
keep the general tone of the cele
bration on a high plane.
Second Pledge
Period Slated
New System Used
To Aid Freshmen
The “hunting season” for pros
pective pledges for Oregon frater
nities which have not yet reached
their quota limit will start tomor
row when pledging officially re
All pledging for men’s houses
was closed from the end of rush
week until the November 1 date,
which falls tomorrow, as a part of
the new rushing program inaugur
ated this year.
Fraternities which wish to
pledge additional men will petition
for this right through Dean of
Men Virgil D. Earl to the fresh
man week committee, headed by
O. F. Stafford, dean of lower di
Commenting on the closed pledg
ing period in effect for the first
time this year Dean Stafford said,
“We desire to get the business of
rushing out of the way during pre
freshman week as far as possible,
before scholastic activity begins
and then through the closed period
provide a definite break in rushing
activity while the new students
are getting adjusted to college life.
We believe the plan as used this
year was successful in accomplish
ing this purpose.”
Lively Weekend
On Tap for Alums
Noise Fest
Racket This Year
Will Surpass All
Former Attempts
Dl lilifi lll^l
Drawing for house pairings for
the forthcoming homecoming noise
parade will be held today at 4 o'
clock at the College Side. All liv
ing organizations who intend to
participate in the parade must
send a representative to today's
Not only will it be the greatest
homecoming celebration in the his
tory of Oregon, but the weekend
of November 10 to 12 inclusive
will also he the noisiest homecom
ing of them all, according to ex
tensive plans laid by the noise
parade committee in a meeting
yesterday afternoon.
Led by a spearhead of flaring,
smoking torches in the hands of
freshmen, the noisiest noise parade
will blare its way from the center
of Eugene to the site of the tradi
tional pre-game bonfire. The par
ade will be well illuminated by the
dancing light of some 700 torches
flanking the racket producing
floats of campus living organiza
Band Will riay
The many alums, townspeople,
and students who will line the
streets to participate in this sym
bol of every loyal rooter’s faith in
his team and school will be greeted
by the music of the University of
Oregon band competing with the
roar from every conceivable noise
making contrivance that will make
up the 1939 homecoming noise par
The route of the procession, as
announced by Richard Werschkul,
chairman of the parade committee,
is as follows: The starting point is
to be the corner of Fifth and Wil
lamette streets. The parade will
get underway promptly at 7:45 the
night of November 10. From the
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Band Maestro
Leon Mojica, leader of an orches
tra featuring a Spanish style of
music, Hill bring his group to the
Igloo on November 11 for the
homecoming dance.
Budget of $30
Set by Committee
For Parade Entries
The living organizations
paired together will be allowed
to spend only a total of $30 in
preparing their entry. This fig
ure is to be divided equally be
tween the living organizations
paired. The amount, type, and
method of making noise shall
be limited only by the ingenuity
of the contestants. Chief of Po
lice Bergmann of the city of
Eugene asks, however, that the
entrants use no vehicle which
might conceivably tear up the
streets. Any entries with cleated
wheels will be prohibited. The
parade will move out promptly
at 7:45. Any entry not in its
designated position, or not read*'
to leave at 7:45, will be disquali
fied. Starting positions and fur
ther rules wiil be announced
Chairman Noise Parade.
Father Pope Coming
Father Pope, chaplain of the
Northwest Federation of Newman
clubs will be on the campus today
at 4 p.m. on the third floor of Ger
linger hall. He will discuss the
effective organization of a New
man club on the University cam
pus. Those Interested are invited to
this meeting.
Mysterious Disappearance
Of Sigma Chi Sign Recalled
Hallowe’en on the Oregon cam
pus, with the exception of one
fateful year, has always been a
time for harmless revelry instead
of actual destruction.
In October, 1922, Dean Straub
expressed pleasure with the stu
dents’ unfailing respect for the
campus. Gate-stealing, window
soaping, and other forms of Hal
lowe'en diversion were cited as de
sirable pranks without dire re
Not until two years later was
anyone seriously victimized by a
Hallowe’en prank. Both the Sigma
Chis and the Delta Zetas played
major roles in the tragedy.
Name Plate, Disappears
Shortly before October 31. 1924,
a lone Sigma Chi. who happened
to look at the front door before
he opened it, was startled by four
empty screw holes where once a
proud and shiny brass name plate
had been. Since such a dastardly
crime could not remain unavenged,
the Sigma Chis, fierce and fiery,
resolved to find the culprit by fair
means or foul.
Their first step was to call the
house detective who labored val
iantly but unsuccessfully. Since his
slicker had been stolen he was
compelled to venture out into the
pelting rain thinly clad. The pre
cipitation had washed away all but
three clues. These were: one small
square of white linen found on the
porch of the Sigma Chi house, one
badly crushed bush on the left side
of the steps, and one brother’s re
port of having heard honking and
voices (presumably feminine) on
the previous night.
Stumps Losers
Days passed, and still there
were no signs of the missing brass
plate. The Sigma Chis were divid
ed on the question of whether the
theft had been committed by a
group of human beings or whether
it was one of these phenomena
which are only explained by the
masters of metaphysics. As time
went on, their faces grew longer
and longer, and they gloomily con
centrated on how angry the alums
would be when they returned for
homecoming, only to discover their
choicest possession missing.
The Delta Zetas also reported
the same type of burglary, but
could find even fewer clues than
the unhappy Sigma Chis. To this
day, neither door plate has been
seen or heard of. Possibly, on
some future Hallowe’en, the mys
tery will be solved; until then, one
i can only wonder.
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Tilt Will
Draw Mob
Advance Seat Sale
Indicates Game
May Be Sold Out
Orders for seats at the Oregon
homecoming game are pouring in
at a terrific pace, Anse B. Cornell,
athletic manager, reports. Advance
sales are setting an all-time record
with reservations coming in by
wire, telephone, and special mail,
indicating that Eugene will be
filled with an unprecedented num
ber of old grads, parents, and
“It looks like the greatest home
coming in history,” Mr. Cornell
enthusiastically stated, “Not only
for the game but in all the other
Reservations Left
There are still plenty of seats
that can be reserved, even with
the great demand. Because of the
new section to the stadium and
more sections being set aside for
reserve, there is still time to get
in reservations, but they are going
fast. With every mail delivered in
the Igloo at the door marked “Ath
letic Manager,” more and more
seats are crossed off the list as
taken. They come in orders of ten
and more, with the office force la
boring under a pile of correspond
ence, letters to answer and ac
knowledgments to send.
One whole grandstand and
bleacher section extending around
the end zone is set aside for re
serve. More will be added if the
orders keep coming in. About
2,000 seats will be occupied by stu
dents exclusively, assuring a vast
army of loyal Oregon vocal cords
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Ye Tabard Inn will meet Wed
nesday evening- at 7:30 o’clock at
the home of Dr. Kenneth Shumak
er, 1369 Emerald.
AH junior and senior girls inter
ested in the Community Service
club of the YWCA meet at the
“Y” bungalow at 4 o'clock today.
Westminster Tuesday luncheon
will be held at noon today, and
the group will continue the dis
cussion of compulsory military
training. Price of the home-cooked
meal is 25 cent3. Reservations
should be made before 9 a.m.
K wain a will meet this afternoon
at 5 o’clock at the Tri Delta house.
The Women’s Physical Educa
tion club is giving a spook party
honoring the freshman majors and
minors and the transfers. It will
be held in Gerlinger hall Tuesday,
October 31, at 7:30 o’clock.
Pi Delta Phi, French honorary,
will meet at the Anchorage tonight
at 6 o’clock for dinner. Anyone in
terested in coming and speaking
French for an hour is invited to
attend even though he is not a
member of the organization.
Phi Beta meets tonight at 7:30
o’clock in the alumni room of Ger
linger hall. All actives must be
Junior Gleemen will practice at
the "Y” hut Monday at 7:30 p.m.
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