Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 15, 1939, Image 1

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Home Fires Bum
Once Over Lightly
World at Large
Golfer Hanen
Duck Tracks
Coming Up
Bruce Baxter to Talk
To ASUO Thursday
Willamette University President to Speak
On 'Student Responsibility in a War Tom
World' at Gerlinger Hall Assembly
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
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
Red Cross
Students Asked to
Give to Fund;
Members Set Goal
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
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
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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.
Lorraine m\son, playing the
part: of “Kaina,” will have one of
the leading roles in “Arms and
the Man’’ tomorrow night.
Knocks for
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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,
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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.
Ed Ilurtenshaw will l>e “Pet
koff” tomorrow, Friday, and Sat
urday nig-lits when llie University
theater presents “Arms and tlie
Game Trip
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
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
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
Set for
April 15
Sprague Slated
To Speak; Other
Plans Made
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
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
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
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
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
New members pledged were
Walt Miller, Phil Lowry, Bob
Smith, Jack Hay, and Harold
Jahn. 1
OSC Girl
Thrills UO
Geraldine Gilmore
Tells of Two-Year
Stay in Europe
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
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
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
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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.