TODAYS EDITS: Home Fires Bum Once Over Lightly World at Large SPORTS PAGE: Golfer Hanen Duck Tracks Coming Up VOLUME XLI NUMBER 35 Bruce Baxter to Talk To ASUO Thursday Willamette University President to Speak On 'Student Responsibility in a War Tom World' at Gerlinger Hall Assembly By JEFF KITCHEN A man conceded by many undergraduates to be the most popular talker to touch northwest colleges for addresses in recent years will come before the Oregon student body Thursday when President Bruce R. Baxter of Willamette university discusses “Student Responsibility in a War Torn World,” at an assembly in Gerlinger hall. Known by student audiences as a lively, interesting speaker, Dr. Baxter will take over the regular 11 o'clock period to analyze present worm conditions and explain the part that youth plays in a mal adjusted world environment. Was Once! at USC A holder of a Phi Beta Kappa hey, the friendly Salem univer sity head-man has traveled wide ly in establishing an enviable ca reer record. He was former as sistant to the president of the University of Southern California, until he was named to the presi dency at Willamette in 1934. When he was a member of the USC faculty he served as a mem ber of the board of directors of “Symphonies Under the Stars.” This concert organization is famed for its outdoor musical pre sentations which are attended by the luminaries of the motion pic ture world and outstanding fig ures in the music world in the famous “Hollywood Bowl.” With the map of the world be ing changed every day, and young men of European nations facing the call to arms just as they did two decades ago, the timeliness of Dr. Baxter’s speech will be brought into full play. Are Americans Gullible? Diucussioni of the usually ac cepted opinion that Americans are less susceptible to propaganda and the deteriorating effects of social change by force at the pres ent time than during the period preceding the entry of the United States into the first world war will be brought before students in the address. The generally accepted opinion that American students are indif ferent to world affairs, as com pared to their British counter parts will be examined for stu dents by their own attendance at this gathering discussing prob lems of vital importance to youth. With any hope of peaceful adjust ment of international differences in the future apparently hanging on the young people of the world, and with the United States stand ing as one of the major powers and exemplifying the farthest ad vance in amicable solutions of problems of state, student action on this situation should uphold or disprove the allegation that Amer ican collegiates are behind the English. Pi Mu Epsilon to Hear Winer, Mates at Meet Tomorrow in Deady Pi Mu Epsilon, national mathe matics honorary, will hold its first regular meeting of the year Thurs day evening November 16, at 7:30 p.m., in room 206 Deady. Benson Mates and Ben Winer will discuss varied aspects of the mathematics of symbolic logic. Mr. Mates will review the calculus of proposi tions; Mr. Winer will present some fundamentals of the Boole-Schro der algebra, which is essentially the basis of the calculus of classes. All interested are invited to at tend. Campaign Supports Red Cross Students Asked to Give to Fund; Members Set Goal I The University of Oregon pledges its support to the Amer ican Red Cross this week when its 1939 campus membership drive under the sponsorship of the YWCA service group gets under way. The drive’s aim is to have every member in each campus living or ganization contribute at least the price of one picture show to the Red Cross fund. To make this cam paign yield the largest contribu tion of any drive in history will be‘ the goal toward which members will work. Stands for Service The Red Cross is an internation al organization which stands for service regardless of color, creed, or nationality and for the harmon ious working of all three of these elements in time of need and dis tress. The 11 major fields of ser vice covered by the Red Cross in clude war service, disaster relief, nursing, public health, first aid and life saving, home and farm acci dent prevention, volunteer, medical and health, food and nutrition, and Junior Red Cross service. In Lane county during the nine month period from January to October the Red Cross has rolled up an impressive record. The group i has aided 432 families in cases ; involving child welfare, claims ser I vice, emergency relief, disaster re ! lief, hospital, traveler’s aid, ser vice to enlisted men, and coast guard. Besides this there were the regular first aid classes employing 29 instructors, and issuing during this period 179 junior certificates, 489 standard certificates, and 121 advanced certificates. The water safety and life saving classes en rolled 4130 Junior Red Cross mem : bers. The budget at this time needs $<ouu to carry on this work. Membership Costs $1 Membership in the Red Cross costs only one dollar. Fifty cents of this dollar goes to national headquarters, the other 50 cents remains in Lane county. Any contributions to the fund are acceptable for no matter how large the amount of money given (Please turn to page two) Brill’s Mathematical Model, Forty Years Old, Still in Use When Professor E. E. DeCou came to the University of Oregon in 1902 he found the mathematics department equipped with an ex ceptionally fine set of mathemati cal models made by L. Brill, Drm stadt, Germany, the greatest mak er of mathematical models in the world. Most of the models are made of plaster of paris but the most beautiful ones are silk string models skillfully attached to metal frames. They are largely models of second degree surfaces and their plane sections-spheres, etlip soids, hyperboloids, cones, cylin ders, etc. No record exists of when they were purchased by the University but it is almost certain that they were purchased by President Chapman, after whom our new building is named. Since Dr. Chapman left the Uni versity in 1900 it is evident that the models are 40 years old, and most of them are still in excellent . condition. They are housed in the office of I Professors Moursund and DeCou in Deady hall. 'Raino' Lorraine m\son, playing the part: of “Kaina,” will have one of the leading roles in “Arms and the Man’’ tomorrow night. Opportunity Knocks for TwoStudents Personnel Office Offers Chance for Professional Gain Any person on the Oregon cam pus who likes personnel work or thinks he can handle public con tact situations may have had the subtle tapping of opportunity on his door yesterday when the open ing of positions on the staff of Western Personnel service was announced by Dean of Personnel Karl W. Onthank. One, perhaps two, additions to the permanent staff are being contemplated by the service, which is an association of public contact workers affiliated with the American Council on Educa tion and with the American Coun cil of Guidance and Personnel as sociations. The University of Ore gon is a member institution of the service. According to a letter received by Dean Onthank yesterday from Helen G. Fisk, associate director, the openings are as follows: “The first position is for a young man capable of doing field work, li brary research and writing; pos sible experience, or at least a ma jor in journalism, would give the best general preparation for this. Chance for Girl “The other opening will be for a young woman to start as a stenographer - receptionist with the idea that, if capable, she would advance to a position of some responsibility as office sec retary, and, eventually, office manager. (Please turn to page two) Oregon to Sing New Fight Song, Waring Says There’s a University of Ore gon fight song in the offing! Bruce Hamby, director of the ASUO news bureau, received a letter from Fred Waring, or chestra leader, yesterday saying that if Hamby would furnish the necessary data, his organi z a t i o n — the Pennsylvanians would be glad to prepare a song. The letter follows: “Dear Mr. Hamby: Thanks very much for your wire of Oc tober 27. We have been writing and playing songs for various colleges who have asked us to do so and who feel that they need a new song. We like to get as much official cooperation as possible, as well as approval from the faculty. “If you will send us the nec essary data, traditions, etc., to assist us in writing pertinent lyrics, we will be glad to prepare a University of Oregon song and will advise you when we are able to include it in our Chester field series. Sincerely, Fred 1 Waring.’’ Ducats for Comedy On Sale Reserve Seats for 'Arms and Man' To Sell at 50 Cents Tickets for the University thea ter production, "Arms and the Man” are now available at the box office of the University theater. The curtain will raise on George Bernard Shaw’s satirical comedy Thursday night and play the fol lowing two evenings. Reserve seats will cost 50 cents and may be had by either phoning or calling the box office in John son hall. Which “Arms” Are Best? The title, “Arms and the Man,” has two implications. “Arms” meaning guns and war, and “arms” meaning women and love. In spite of the grim surrounding of a furious raging battle, of a Swiss soldier taking refuge in an enemy house and falling in love with the daughter, the play still contains the humor and wit for which the English author is fam ous. Cast for the show will be: Cath erine, Charlene Jackson; Raina, Lorraine Hixson; Captain Blunt chli, Fred Waller; Louka, Rose Ann Gibson; an officer, Don Child ers; Nicola, P. T. Chiolero; Pet koff, Ed Burtenshaw; and Major Sergius Saranoff, Gene Edwards. Four Alums Up For High Office Stanard, Fowler, Woodie, Huston on Mailed Ballot Four prominent Oregon alumni were nominated for the office of president of the alumni associa tion at the annual homecoming meeting held Saturday morning in the University theater in Johnson hall. D. C. Stanard of Eugene was named for the ballot by the nom inating committee, and Henry Fowler of Bend, Ira Woodie of Eugene, and John Huston of Klamath Falls, were nominated by attending members. Nominated for vice-president were Hollis Johnston and Douglas Milner, both of Portland, and Otto Frohn meyer of Medford. Mail Election Election will be held by ballot to be mailed to members of the association, and announcement of new officers will be made on Jan uary 1, 1940, by the alumni of fice. President Ronald McCreight of Portland will serve until that date. Amending the association con stitution, members voted that the nominating committee of the fu | ture be required to nominate at least two names for each office, and that other nominations may be made at the yearly homecom ing meeting. Officers in the fu ture will hold one-year terms, (Please turn to page txvo) Alpha Phis Will Sing; Pi Kappa Alpha to Be Absent From Stage Members of Alpha Phi sorority will sing on the stage of the Mc Donald theater tonight at 9 p.m. in this week’s interfraternity and sorority glee club contest. Pi Kappa Alpha, fraternity, was also scheduled to appear but ow ing to a mix-up in dates will not be able to be present. The contest is sponsored by the McDonald theater for living groups on the Oregon campus. One fraternity and sorority is chosen to appear each Wednesday evening, and after all organiza tions have performed, judges will award prizes of $75 to each of the beet men's and women’s houses. 'Petkoff' Ed Ilurtenshaw will l>e “Pet koff” tomorrow, Friday, and Sat urday nig-lits when llie University theater presents “Arms and tlie Man.” Game Trip Uncertain, Cornell Says University Band May Not Go to Seattle Game Spiking the rumor which spread in campus circles yesterday con cerning the alleged “stay at home” edict placed on the traditional Washington trek of the Wehfoot band for the Thanksgiving game, Oregon’s athletic manager, Anse Cornell, last night assured report ers that “no definite announce ment one way or another has been made.” Although it has been customary for several years that the Univer sity musicians go northward for the Seattle game, this year’s band budget does not include that trip, according to J. O. Lindstrom, Uni versity business manager. Special Meeting Necessary The only two band trips named in the budget, Lindstrom said, were the Stanford trip and this week’s scheduled appearance of the band for a music contest. In order to make possible a 1939 edition of the Seattle trip, a special meeting of the University athletic board must be called, and an extra appropriation made, Lindstrom suggested. Cornell last night said that he would confer with John Stehn, band director, within the next two or three days to decide def initely whether the music vendors should make the game trek or not. Director Stehn could not be contacted for a statement on the debated subject. Special Dance To Honor Students During Thanksgiving The hundreds of Portland-bound vacationers who will leave the University for Thanksgiving' va cation will be honored at a special Oregon-Oregon State rally dance at the Uptown ballroom in the PwO|se City Friday evening', No vember 25. Featuring Billy Mozet’s orches tra, which played for 15 weeks last year at the Wilshire Bowl in Los Angeles, the dance will cost students 80 cents. A special arrangement of col lege pep songs will be headline attraction of the evening’s col lege-themed program. YMCA to Hear Smith Warren D. Smith, head of the geography and geology depart ] ments at the University of Oregon, | will address the YMCA freshman council meeting in the “Y” to night, Paul Sutley, executive sec , retary, announced' yesterday. I Professor Smith will speak on I the “Basis of an Enduring Peace.” I The meeting is open to all fresh 1 man students. AWS Drafts Plans ForSpring Confab Meeting Set for April 15 Sprague Slated To Speak; Other Plans Made By HELEN ANGEIX Drafting a temporary skeleton for the 11-state Associated Wo men Students conclave to be held here next April, the AWS council members from the University and Oregon State college met last night in a joint session in Eugene, following the mass assembly. ‘‘Women and Democracy” was the theme decided upon by the joint group as the central idea about which the conference of women leaders will be built. It is scheduled for April 15, 16, and 17, and will bring leaders from all western states to the University. Beavers Cooperating Cooperation with the Oregon women in sponsoring the confer ence was offered by the Staters, when they invited the conclave guests to Corvallis for luncheon and afternoon entertainment on the second day of the meeting. Special arrangements to try to secure the second western appear ance of Ruth Bryan Owen, who captivated University assembly audiences last year here, were sanctioned by the two groups. If she can be secured she will speak at the OSC meeting. Also scheduled for the second day of the convention is a 7 o’clock banquet in Eugene where Governor Charles A. Sprague will take speaking honors. An elabor ate style show sponsored by Charles E. Berg in Portland will be a leading feature of the meet ing. Next Meet in December An actual first draft of the com plete program for the conference will be presented by Oregon’s proxy, Anne Fredericksen, at the second of the joint women’s meet ings on conference plans, to be held the first week of December on the State college campus. A dinner party in honor of the six members of the councils from each school at the home of Dean of women Hazel P. Schwering was the scene of last night’s round ta ble discussion. French Society Will Sponsor Picture Here November 30 “Grand Illusion,” French movie, has been scheduled for showing here by Pi Delta Phi, French hon orary society, C. L. Johnson, as sistant, professor in romance lan guages, announced yesterday. The picture will be presented in the auditorium of Chapman hall on Thursday, November 30. Ad mission price is 25 cents at either of two showings, one at 4 o’clock and the other at 7:30 o’clock. All students are invited to atteend. Pi Delta Phi showed a series of pictures last year at the Uni versity, according to Mr. Johnson, at a cost of $50. He states that they are offered students at near cost. Senior Pictures Set According to an announcement made by Clinton McGill, chair man of organizations on the Ore gana staff, all unaffiliated seniors may have their pictures taken in cap and gown costume any morn ing before December 9. Coopera tion was also urged from all re maining houses to keep their scheduled appointments on time so that all pictures may be taken before the set deadline. All Friends of Norman Elston Asked to Report Stricken with scarlet fever, Norman Elston, freshman, is oc cupying the isolation ward of the campus infirmary. He was taken ill Sunday at his home, 1430 Pearl street. His four roommates wore placed under observation in the infirmary today, and one was kept for further inspection. Dr. Fred N. Miller of the hos pital staff who made the an nouncement asked that every one who has been in contact with Elston within the past few days should report to the health service today. Dr. Miller stressed this because of the danger that the disease might spread. The list of the infirmary in mates includes: Robert Greene, Norman Elston, Virginia Mi chaels, Thomas Clarey, Shirley Hart, Porter Pack Underwood, Clara McCormick, Luella Miller, Robert Crawford, Robert Han cock, Morris Carter, Helen Graves, George Ogden, Albert Branson, and Earl Shackelford. Football Train Set for Game Provides Rooter Transportation To UW-UO Tilt A special student train designed to carry Webfoot rooters to the University of Washington football clash set for Thanksgiving day was announced as a certainty by Southern Pacific last night. Leaving Eugene Wednesday af ternoon, November 22 at 3:30, the special will stop in Portland long enough for Oregon travelers to eat dinner, then head northward to the game city. It is scheduled to arrive in Seattle at G:30 Thurs day morning in plenty of time for the game. Students who cannot follow this train slate may take advantage of the special $6.50 rate on either the 12:10 train Wednesday noon, or the 4:45 train that afternoon. For those Webfoots who prefer a quiet Thanksgiving at home, Southern Pacific quotes special rates for Portland and California bound collegians. The Portland round trip price will be $2.50, with student specials scheduled to re turn to Eugene at 3 o’clock and 6:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Round tr ip rates to San Francisco are named at $13.80 chair car, and $15.50 tourist class, witlv specials leaving Eugene at 1:20 a.m. Wed nesday, and 2:10 p.m. Friars Select Five Seniors Miller, Lowry, Hay, Smith, Jahn Chosen By Honorary What was termed the largest ^ crowd ever to watch a Friar pledging ceremony Saturday night witnessed the tapping of five sen ior men to the honorary’s mem bership roll at the Homecoming dance. Marching about the floor of McArthur court in their black robes, alumni and present mem bers of the senior men’s honorary were led by John Dick, ASUO president. New members pledged were Walt Miller, Phil Lowry, Bob Smith, Jack Hay, and Harold Jahn. 1 OSC Girl Thrills UO Assembly Geraldine Gilmore Tells of Two-Year Stay in Europe By BETTY JANE BIOOS Talking as informally as if she were chatting with her own best friend, Geraldine Gilmore, fresh nan from Oregon State, spoke of ler experiences in Europe inuring :he past two years at the AWS mass meeting in Gerlinger hall yesterday afternoon. Going to Europe to stay two months, Miss Gilmore remained for two years. Still running in “twos,” this is Miss Gilmore’s sec ind visit to Eugene. Her father is professor at the Oregon State college. Worried Parents Miss Gilmore admitted her trav els in Europe ("a la Richard Hal liburton”) were rather a source of worry to her parents. She was sent money to come home on sev eral times but there wdb always another country for her to ex plore, so she delayed her depart ure just a little longer. For the first part of her trip Miss Gilmore was the guest at a marble palace on the Riviera. While her Italian girl friend learned English, she was tutored in the native language there. Maids and fur-covered beds re minding her of her Italian visit disappeared as Miss Gilmore traveled into Germany, where she exchanged English lessons for board and room at the home of a Nazi general. Sat Near Der Fuehrer In Germany she had tea at homes where Hitler and Goering were also guests. And one day she was taken to a cabinet meeting where she sat right across from and was able to study Hitler for three hours. Miss Gilmore found him a fas cinating person, and said he held a wonderful power over his audi ences. Miss Gilmore joined the Youth Hostel movement and hiked through the Scandinavian coun tries to the Arctic sea. During this trip she said that she lived on rye-crisps and caviar—the cheapest food that she could buy. Speaking of the queer concep tions the Swedes and Danes held of the Americans, Miss Gilmore discovered that they thought she was an Indian. To please them she collected a few feathers, a blanket and executed an Indian war dance. Mortar Board Awards Because there was a tie for third place among the girls, who as freshmen last year, accumu lated the highest grades, Mortar Board, senior girls’ honorary, made four awards this time in stead of the usual three. President (Please turn to page tivo) CAMPUS CALENDAR Asklepiads will meet tonight at 7:30 at the College Side. The Badminton club will meet tonight at 7:15 in the men’s gym. WAA representatives in each living organization will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the so cial room of Gerlinger. Please bring money and pennants.