Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 16, 1939, Image 1

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    TODAY'S EDITS:
Bruce Baxter;
Drowning War
Interpreter Wanted
u. of ORE.
WOMEN'S PAGE:
For Women Only;
Dress of Week;
Freshman's Diary
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1939
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NUMBER 36
VOLUME XLI
Next Attraction in Series,
Kirstein’s Ballet Caravan,
To Dance Monday Night
Modern Numbers, 'Charade/ 'Billy the Kid/
'Filling Station/ Compose Unique Program
Of All-American Dance Group
When Lincoln Kirstein and his original American "Ballet Caravan”
come to Oregon next Monday night to take over the funnybone tickling
of ASUO’s 1939 Greater Artists series he'll present a complete program
of ballet take-offs on the American way of life.
Number one attraction on his program is “Filling Station,” an
unusual number based on the modern hero, the service station
mechanic. The common actions of any typical American’s every
day life will find expression in the dance formations of the
young men who make up the "Ballet Caravan.”
Ellsworth
Will Speak
At Banquet
Oregon Newsmen
Receive Invitations
To SDX Fete
A former manager of the Em
erald, Harris Ellsworth, will be
guest speaker at the Sigma Del
ta Chi banquet honoring Profes
sor George Turnbull, professor of
journalism, at the Anchorage Sat
urday, December 2. The journal
istic honorary made this an
nouncement at yesterday’s meet
ing.
Mr. Ellsworth, of the class of
'22, is publisher of the Roseburg
News-Review, and was once a
member of the journalism faculty
at the University.
Prominent northwest newspaper
men will receive invitations to the
banquet, as will all Oregon pub
lishers. Former SDX members,
deans of all the schools on the
campus, faculty members who
have been serving for at least 20
years, President Donald M. Erb,
Chancellor Frederick M. Hunter,
and other officials will receive in
vitations from John Charles Kop
pen, committee member.
Sigma Delta Chi members de
cided to have individual pictures
in the Oregana, after Dick Wil
liams, Oregana business manager,
told them that their opposition to
group pictures had received fa
vor.
The judging committee for the
newspaper improvement contest,
as appointed yesterday, are El
bert Hawkins, George Pasero, and
Phil Bladine. Winners will be an
nounced at the conference of the
Oregon Newspaper Publishers as
sociation early in January. SDX
president, George Pasero, ap
pointed Bill Norene as head of
the banquet ticket sales.
Hospital Wins as
Touch Grid Star
Gets 'Touched'
Injured in a game of touch
football, Bill Cardinal is recov
ering in the University infirm
ary from a blow on the head.
Charity Hart, another patient,
was hostess to four unidentified
fraternity men whose daily good
Seed consisted of a visit to the
sick.
Miss Hart, nose buried in one
of the dozen magazines that be
decked her bed, revealed that
her real reason for being in the
infirmary is to get a thorough
sampling of the far?farned hos
pital food.
Others on yesterday’s sick
list include: Robert Green, Nor
man Elston, Virginia Michaels,
Virginia Regan, Porter Peck
Underwood, Erros P e n 1 a n d ,
Jack Stine, Robert Crawford,
Henry Carlson, Morris Carter,
Helen Graves, Albert Branson,
Earl Schackelford, and Walter
Kaplan.
To Hear Miss Crane
Miss Christiana A. Crane will
read a paper before the Physiolog
ical Association of the Pacific
Coast meeting Nov. 24-25, on the
“Role of Soldier in Balzac's Hu
man Comedy.”
| When Lincoln Kirstein and his
original American “Ballet Cara
van” come to Oregon next Mon
day night to take over the funny
j bone tickling of ASUO's 1939
! Greater Artists series he’ll pre
j sent a complete program of bal
1 let take-offs on the American way
I of life.
i Number one attraction on his
! program is “Pilling Station,” an ■
j unusual number based on the mod
: ern hero, the service station me
I chanic. The common actions of
[ any typical American’s everyday
; life will find expression in the
dance formations of the young
men who make up the “Ballet
Caravan:’’
Composed of fellows whose av
erage age is 21, the caravan is en- ^
tirely American-born. Although j
there are other ballet troops all
over the world, the “Ballet Cara
van is generally conceded to be
the only one which is completely
made up of United States person
nel.
The other two side-splitting at
tractions included on Kirstein’s
program are “Charade,” a play
on a family whose daughter is ,
“coming out”; and “Billy the Kid,” i
a humorous saga of the western (
plains. (
Although themed around a
laugh-getting idea, the ballet still; f
shows all the grace and beauty of (
the classical dance, according to _
advance reports on the produc
tion. i
ASUO cards are good for free '
admission to the ballet perform- ■
ance, and non-card holders may
purchase tickets at the educa
tional activities dffice up until
Monday, according to George
Root, activities manager. The !
ticket office is in McArthur ‘
court. ‘
The unusual ballet act is being £
brought to the campus because of '
student demand for something
similar to last year’s Trudi Schoop i
presentation on the 1939 sl(ate. ‘
Trudi’s ballet troop was entirely '
made up of women, and left stu- '
dent and Eugene audience rolling
in the aisles with her hilarious
comedy dances.
Anderson Speaks
Over Station KOAC
O. R. Anderson, instructor in
business administration, spoke
over station KOAC Friday night
on “The Investment Program for
You” and outlined the various in
vestments which the average in
dividual should buy.
Peterson-will speak over KOAC
this Friday evening from 8:15 to
8:30 on the subject of home fi
nancing and FHA loans.
'Arms and the Man*
,
Lorraine Hixson, as Raina, and Fred Waller, as Captain Bluntehli,
Jlay a tense scene from Shaw’s comedy, which opens at the University
heater tonight.
Arms And The Man’
Makes Bow Tonight
University Actors Present Shaw Satire;
Curtain Goes Up at 8; General Admission
Fifty Cents; Mrs. Seyboit Directs Vehicle
By BETTY JANE BIGGS
Thirteenth street will resemble Broadway tonight as cars are drawn
ip, delivering occupants at the door of the University theater, for the
-pening of George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” under the
[irection of Mrs. Ottilie T. Seyboit.
Curtain time will be 8 o’clock with latest box office reports showing
. few reserved seats still left for this evening’s performance. A g'ood
hoice of seats is also available for the Friday and Saturday shows
3adio Players
ro Broadcast
The presentation of the Univer
ity radio theater group tonight
>ver KOAC at 7:30 will be “One
Saturday Afternoon,” a character
ketch of two»police officers on a
msy afternoon.
Among the cases that come to
heir notice are an auto accident,
l robbery, and a kidnaping. The
day brings out clearly the differ
ence in the philosophy of the two
eading characters, a police cap
:ain and a sergeant, played by
Oolph Janes and Freeman Pat
en. The woman’s role is read by
Donna Davies.
Following the half-hour play, a
/iolin solo has been arranged.
Charles Stafford in a humorous
?peech, “How to get ’em”, will
:onclude the program.
Library Supplied
A new shelf supply cupboard
has just been added to library
jquipment. The cupboard was
made on the campus and was
painted to match the rest of the
library fixtures.
Tickets sell'for 50 cents.
In keeping with the modern,
cynical approach to the war prob
lems, which is the theme of the
show, the Eugene opening will be
informal, with short silks and
business suits in order for first
nighters.
Famous for his pacifist views
and for his refusal to obey British
censorship, George Bernard Shaw
in this play portrays the havoc
war causes and the ironic situa
tion that the non-combatants, the
women and children, find them
selves in during the time of civil
strife.
Over-importance of the uniform
and the psychological effect of gold
buttons and braid on a man is
played up in the well-known Shaw
satirical style.
In a witty, humorous manner
the spirited old white--haired play
wright also brings to the fore
ground the value of having women
on the same side be it in a battle
of hearts or bullets.
On the stage in an 1885 Bulgar
ian setting will be Gene Edwards
as Major Sergius Saranoff; Lor
raine Hixson, Raina; Charlene
Jackson, Catherine Petkoff; Fred
Waller, Captain Bluntchli; Rose
Ann Gibson, Louka; Don Childers,
an officer; P. T. Chiolero; and Ed
Eurtenshaw, Major Petkoff.
Band Trip
To Seattle
ijjncertain
Athletic Board
May Make Special
Allotment
By Helen Angell
Whether the University of Ore
gon band will go to Seattle for
the Thanksgiving game remained
unknown last night in campus
cir -les, though Director John
St( hn and Anse Cornell, athletic
1 ma nager, conferred yesterday on
the advisability of the trip.
‘ The first step will be to find
out' whether we can get a full
band to go north,” Stehn ex
plained last night. “If we can, I
will tell Mr. Cornell, and the ath
letic board will be called into a
special meeting.”
Stehn suggested that no def
inite announcement on whether
Webfoot gridiron heroes will have
the moral support of the green
coated University musicians will
be made before Friday at least.
The combined announcement of
Stehn and Cornell was issued af
ter campus rumors had spread
that the University budget does
not include the traditional Seat
tle trip in its 1939 schedule. The
rumor was substantiated in the
business office, although it was ex
plained that should the athletic
board agree that the trip should
be made, a special allotment may
be voted.
History of UO
To Be Printed
Dr. Sheldon's Book
Traces School's
Growth in Detail
Advance orders are being taken
for a book by an Oregon profes
sor, Henry D. Sheldon, whose1
“History af University of Ore
gon” will be released by Finfords
& Mort, Portland publishers, with
in a few weeks.
Dr. Sheldon traces the history
of the University from its earliest
beginnings, even before the first
building was erected, down to the
present stage of its development
into a school of more than 17
buildings.
He tells of the struggle for leg
islative support for this most
democratic of institutions and how
the school once was in danger of
its existence because of a sheriff’s
sale.
The author is well qualified to
write on this subject for he came
to Oregon in 1900 and uses his
special field, the history of Amer
ican education as a background
for the book.
Student life comes in for its
share of glory in the new book
of those men and women who
have made Oregon famous. Such
names as Henry Villard, Mathew
P. Deady, Judge L. L. McArthur,
and Mrs. George Gerlinger, come
in for their share of recognition.
Major
Gene Edwards, who will play the
part of Major Sergius Saranoff in
George Bernard Shaw’s comedy,
has a leading role in the Univer
sity theater's seeond production of
this season.
Eager Public
Bewilders
New Author
Professor George Turnbull,
professor of journalism, was
more than a little bewildered
yesterday afternoon when one
member after another of Sigma
Delta Chi, men’s journalism hon
orary, as well as members of
the journalism department,
swarmed in to congratulate him
on the publishing of his new
book.
It seems that ttoe first two
copies of the book “History of
Oregon Journalism’’ came into
the hands of Harry Schenk, as
sistant journalism professor,
and consequently was circulated
through the department. Evi
dently the author was the last
man to see it for someone had
forgotten to inform him that
the book had been published.
City Boosters
To Hear Morse
Chamber of commerce secre
taries from all over the state, now
on the campus for a semi-annual
meeting, will be at the Osburn ho
tel Friday to hear Dean Wayne
L. Morse, law school head and Pa
cific coast maritime arbitrator,
speak to members of the local
chamber.
Delegates from several Oregon
cities and towns have been es
pecially invited to be present at
the regular chamber of commerce
luncheon to hear Dean Morse’s ad
dress. He will speak on “The
Place of Arbitration in Labor
Disputes.”
In his capacity as arbitrator,
Dean Morse has been active in
several labor “wars” that tie up
coast shipping while Longshore
men attempt to settle their dif
ferences with employers.
Lomax to Speak
Professor A. L. Lomax, profes
sor of business administration, will
speak in Cottage Grove this eve
ning for the Cottage Grove Lions
club. He will talk on the year he
spent in Hawaii.
Baxter Takes Timely
Youth-War Topic.
For UO Assembly
School-Wide Interest Expected to Crowd
Gerlinger Hall; Willamette Head Said to
Be No Sleeping Potion; ATOs to Serenade
By JEFF KITCHEN
With tomorrow's headlines perhaps heralding the call to arms for
the yodth of Belgium and the Netherlands, the problem of what
conditions and events may force the United States into the European,
war will be brought into close range today when Dr. Bruce R. Baxter,*
president of Willamette university speaks of “Student Responsibility in
a War-Torn World" at an assembly in Gerlinger hall at 11 o’clock.
Full representation from every
campus living organization is ex
pected as Oregon moves en masse
to the tipper campus building this
morning to hear the popular Dr.
Baxter discuss the role of students
in attempting to restore and main
tain peaceful human relations.
A new feature for assemblies
will be introduced when the mem
bers of Alpha Tau Omega present
a special musical program. Some
of the numbers which the ATOs
sing this morning should not be
unfamiliar to Dr. Baxter for he is
a member of the fraternity. He
also hold a Phi Beta Kappa key
along with honorary degrees from
three American colleges.
(Please turn to page two)
Morse Mum on
Bay City Strike
Councilor Denies
Authority in
Guard
Wayne L. Morse, dean of the
law school, has no jurisdiction
over the present labor dispute
that has San Francisco shipping
bottled up, according to a report
In the Register-Guard.
In clarifying Dean Morse’s re
lationship with the controversy, it
was pointed out that shipping
clerks and not longshoremen are
involved, putting the squabble be
yond his sphere of influence.
Longshoremen come into the
picture, however, because they
cannot pass the clerk’s picket
lines.
The shipping clerks’ agreement
with ship owners expired Septem
ber 30, the Guard reports, and
since there are no provisions for
arbitration, the strike is legal.
Art Students to Have
Dance in Gallery at
3:30 This Afternoon ..
Art. school students will have a
‘‘Get-together” this afternoon at
3:30 o’clock in the art gallery.
Purpose of the gathering is to
promote a better relationship be
tween lower classmen and upper
classmen.
Dancing will be the chief form
of entertainment. According to
Tom Potter, president of Art
Guild, “a chance to get acquainted
1 is the general idea of the gather
ng.i”
Stan Davis Recounts Recent Adventures in Shanghai
By ELLJE ENGDAHL
Memories of a trip to Shanghai
aboard a freighter last year were
brought sharply to the mind of
University student Stan Davis last
week, when he received notice that
he must appear in a Portland court
as a witness in a skull-fracture
case which he witnessed in China.
China Passenger
The tall blond Adonis of the
Kappa Sig house, a junior in arts
and letters here, was a passenger
on a freighter in China when he
saw a timber beam fall on the head
of Charles Paullen, another Orient
visitor last year. Now the steam
ship company is defending Paul
len's suit for damages, and Davis
was called in as a witness.
Reminiscing last night on the
highlights of his trip to the Far
East, Stan spoke cplorfully of the
Orient as he lounged in a booth
at the Siberrian.
Left on Freighter
Leaving Portland on the freight
er in March, 1937, Stan remembers
a burial at sea as the outstanding
event of his ocean trip. A man who
had died in Portland the preceding
Christmas eve had his last request
fulfilled, when the crew lowered
his body into the ocean in a regular
sea burial.
Shanghai Stranger
"Shanghai was entirely differ
ent from what we expected it to
be,” Stan said, “for there were
beautiful buildings and many na
tionalities that we never expected
to find there.” The sights of Shang
hai were seen via taxis or rick
shaws, but Stan regretted that he
didn't get into the Forbidden City,
where hearsay has it that once you
get in, you never come out again
unless guided.
Visited Store
“In Shanghai, too,” he recalled,
“we visited a Chinese department
store which had a floor show on
the top floor. We drank tea while
we watched it, and out of the
comers of our eyes noticed that
although most of the merchandise
is Chinese, there are modern
Cathay hotel American dress shops
and displays on the first floor, just
as in many of our hotels.”
Red Roofs
On up the coast in Manchuria,
the ship touched at Tsingtao, a
town which Stan compared in size
to Eugene, which was built by the
Germans. The roofs were all red
there, he remembered, and a ship
ment of peanuts from the interior
was put on board there.
After anchoring at Takn Bar,
fifteen miles out from Peking, and
unloading freight, the ship went on
to Dairen where it stayed for a
week. Dairen was characterized by
the number of bars found there.
There were also two beautiful,
elaborate cabarets or dance halls
in Dairen, built and operated on
the same principal as American
cabarets. It is a very interesting
city, according to Stan, with beau
tiful parks and hotels, and modern
horse race tracks.
Grass Shacks
"Continuing then to the Philip
pines, we stopped at Cebu; there
were grass shacks for miles
around, and the city was of old
stone, similar to the waterfront in
i Portland. The land there tapers
| up to big mountains from the sea,
and the vegetation is very thick,
with coconut trees and palms wav
ing in the breeze. Chickens and
pigs under the houses and in the
roads helped make it very quant.
“We went swimming every day,
as it was unusually hot,’’ the Port
lander remarked, “at a sort of
estate about five miles out of town
where natural artesian pools were
built up above ground of cement.
There were several of them, the
largest being for the exclusive use
of foreigners. At little stands you
could buy coconuts and fried ban
anas for 10 centavos, equal to five
cents.”
Stan also told of the cock fights
in Cebu, which is a popular sport
there. During the week owners
carry the cocks about testing their
inclination to fight with other
cocks, and on Sunday the fights
are held under conditions similar to
American prize fights. Razor-sharp
spears are attached to one leg of
each of the chickens fighting. It is
a fight to the death, and specta
tors bet on the chickens, which
are usually of different colors so
they can be told apart.
Last Stop
“The last stop was Bugo, also
in the Philippines. There were
about 30 grass shacks and a Del
Monte pineapple cannery there.
The vegetation there is different
than in Cebu, large plantations of
pineapple being grown on the sur
rounding hills.”
Highlight of Davis’ trip home
was a bad storm at sea, when oil
drums broke loose and kept pas
sengers below deck. “At all events,
we were pretty glad to hit Amer
ican soil again,” he declared with
a laugh.
SX Chooses
Sweetheart;
1939 Edition
Winner of Title
To Be Named Over
KORE Tonight
Ten-thirty tonight is the be
witching hour for some Oregon
coed when she will be named by
the active members of Sigma Chi
to receive the coveted title of
“Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.” The
1939 winner of the title will be
named at that time this evening
during a special broadcast to be
presented by the Sigs over station
KORE.
Picked as finalists from the 40
freshman girls originally entered
were Lorabelle Wraith, Chi Ome
ga; Ellen Ann Evans, Kappa Alpha
Theta; Evelyn Nelson, Delta Gam
ma; Jean Morrison, Delta Delta
Delta; and Pat Nelson, PI Beta
Phi.
Presidents of the living organ
izations which the finalists repre
sent will act as an honorary elec
tion board when the ballot boxes
are opened tonight at the KORE
studios.
Tomorrow night the girl who re
ceives the honor will be feted at
a special banquet and pinned with
a jewelled white sweetheart cross.
She will also be guest of honor for
the chapter’s pledge dance on Sat
urday evening and will receive a
special serenade at her house later
in the week.
Co-ops to Stage
Informal Hop Friday
In Gerlinger Hall
Approximately 250 members of
six Oregon cooperatives will stage
! their second combined men’s and
women’s dance in Gerlinger hall
Friday night, November 17, Floyd
Bowling, social chairman for the
Kirkwood group, announced yes
terday.
i Glenn Still’s orchestra has been
j imported from Corvallis for the
| occasion, according to Bowling,
and the dance will be free to all
co-opers. The six organizations
that will be represented are Uni
versity house, Potter co-op, Hil
yard house, Kirkwood co-op,
Campbell co-op, and Canard club.
CAMPUS
CALENDAR
Christian Science organization
at the University of Oregon will
meet at 8 o’clock tonight in the
YWCA.
The Hawaiian club will meet at
Taylor’s at five o’clock today.
All students are invited to par*
ticipate in Town Hall discussion
group tonight at Westminster
house. The meeting will start at
6:30 p.m.
Vesper hour this afternoon at
4:45 in the Alumni hall. Mrs. J. D,
Bryant will be the leader.