EDIT PAGE: Webfoot Football Told Off— Almost SPORTS PAGE: Duck Tracks Varsity Basketball ; Campus Wrestling VOLUME XLI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1939 NUMBER 45 Acclaim Accorded Turnbull Eighty Journalists, Friends Gather At Honor Banquet The book that brought renown to Oregon’s Professor George Turnbull two weeks ago when it came off the press, got its official acclaim from the students, col leagues, and friends of the gray haired author Saturday night when over 80 people joined to honor him at a banquet at the Anchorage. Arranged by Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fraternity, the banquet honored the publica tion of Turnbull’s 22-year work, “The History of Oregon News papers.” Speaking on the theme, “Give the best to the world and the best will come back to you,” Harris Ellsworth, publisher of the Roseburg News-Review, gave the main address honoring the journal ism professor. JMisvvorth Kelates Career Relating how Mr. Turnbull first began his long career at the Uni versity in 1917, Ellsworth spoke of his own undergraduate days under the author, then just fresh fram a copyeditor job in Seattle. Comparing the achievements of Oregon journalism majors to those of a champion football team, when good coaching and installation of the proper spirit are more import ant than miracles, Ellsworth hark ened back to early Oregon. Citing the journalism professor as “one of the ‘big four' coaches responsible for this record,” the Roseburg publisher named Dean of Journalism Eric W. Allen, and Professors W. P. G. Thacher and Robert Hall as the other three. Turnbull Praised “George is really a brave man” declared Doan Allen in opening the evening’s program, “for if I’ve counted correctly he has included 2150 names of figures in Oiegon newspaperdom in the volume. Since more than half of this group are still alive, and the rest lived in an era when numerous progeny was the rule, there are plenty of child ren here to complain if there are errors,” he said. Replying to the ovation accord ed him, Mr. Turnbull thanked ban quet guests for their interest, re marking that “though lots of peo ple have more friends than I have, I’m sure none have any better friends.” Autographed Book Presented Roy Vernstrom, senior in jour nalism, spoke in behalf of SDX members, in presenting a copy of Mr. Turnbull's own book to the au thor, autographed with the names of all guests and prominent fig ures in journalism throughout the state. Also given Mr. Turnbull was a bound volume of letters from ad mirers complimenting him on com pletion of the book. University President Donald M. Erb expressed the school’s gratifi cation for the achievement of the faculty member. Sigma Delta Chi President George Pasero acted as toastmaster. Chinese to Win Out Says U. Professor “Western people with their dif ferent point of view can see the tragedy in every moment of Chi nese life,” stated Professor Arthur G. Dudley, assistant professor of the business administration school, Sunday evening at the open forum of the Community Liberal church. His subject was “China—Land of Hope and Tragedy.” The devastations wrought by the Japanese armies do not daunt them, for they regard these as no worse than the devastations w-rought by famine and flood for countless centuries. Most of the tragedy of China has been brought by the foreigner,” Professor Dud ley said. Professor Dudley emphasizec that the Chinese will be victorious in their present struggle because it is impossible to wear then down. Professor—Author a The above photograph was taken at the banquet held last Saturday night in honor of George S. Turnbull commemorating his 23 years of service at the University. Harris Ellsworth, Roseburg publisher, left, and Eric W. Allen, dean of the journalism school, took part in the festivities. Hobson Will Take Eleven On Tour Thursday Night Rally to Herald Team's Departure Ringing cries of “rally, rally” will once more echo throughout the Oregon campus Thursday night when students stage their first big send-off of the 1939 bas ketball season—a parting fanfare for 11 Webfoot players who are leaving on a transcontinental con quest in the national hoop wars. The rally will form at McArthur court immediately following the Oregon - Rubenstein's Oregonians hoop contest, Bob Hochuli, pro gram head, announced yesterday, and will accompany the team to a waiting train at the Eugene de pot. Howard Hobson, Webfoot coach, has moved starting time of the contest ahead from 8 o’clock to 7:15. The train will leave Eu gene at 9:10 p.m. Thursday. “We are planning a send-off ral ly for this year’s squad' that will match last spring's welcome for the Oregon national champs,” ex claimed Hochuli. “The University band will play and bolster student spirit to the boiling point for the departure. We are expecting every person on the campus to turn out who possibly can.” Of special significance to the rally and game is the fact that it will mark matching of two gener ations of Oregon hoop material, j The Rubenstein’s have three mem- j bers of last year’s national cham pionship quintet in their starting lineup. They include Coach Bobby Anet, Wally Johansen, and Laddie Gale. The three are out to give this year’s squad a going-away present in the form of large de feat. Spark for Rubenstein revenge may lie in the fact that the Ore gonians lost last week to Southern Oregon College of Education in a close 43-42 contest. Howard Hob son’s quintet is at present unde feated and has run up a string of (Please turn to page two) Thumb Jerking Too Strenuous? Well How's This? The originality of Oregon stu dents exerted itself yesterday with a new mode of hitch hiking coming to the fore. The new deal is rather com plicated. The prospective hitch hiker lies down by the side of the road and gathers a few of his colleagues around him to look worried. Some sympathetic driver is bound to stop sooner or later at which time the “corpse* arises and requests a ride. He usually gets it, too. Sally Rand Guest Speaker Stage, Screen Star Will Address Alpha Delta Sigma Sally Rand, star of the stage and screen, will be guest speaker at the annual initiation banquet of Alpha Delta Sigma, national pro fessional advertising fraternity, Friday evening at 6:45 in the Eu gene hotel, according to Gienn Pownder, president. Miss Rand, who will be in Eu gene on a professional tour, will address the group on advertising. She has been favorably received by the Advertising Federation of Portland and the Milline club in San Francisco. A reception is planned in her honor upon her arrival in Eugene Friday morning. The formal ini tiation of the fraternity will be held Friday afternoon. The initiation, an invitational affair, is in charge of Pownder, and the banquet is being organized by Ed Turnbull of Shelton, Turn bull, and Fuller, printers. Those to be initiated are: Fred Ehlers, Dave Compton, Bob Mills paugh, Bob Calkins, Les Harger, Fred May, Jess Shinn, and Bob Rogers. Christmas Seal Idea Born In Mind of Danish Postman Like all stories of great achieve ment the life story of the Tuber culosis Christmas seal is also the story of men and women with vis ion and perseverance enough to make the great crusade successful. The Christmas seal was born j just 36 years ago in the mind of a postal clerk in Copenhagen, Denmark. While he was busy , stamping envelopes and packages the thought occurred to Einar Hol boll. Why not put a tax on the mail and obtain extra revenue that could j be used for some philanthropic purpose ? Why not use it for chil dren who were ill with tuberculo sis? Tirst Sale in 1901 Einar Holboll wasn't the type of man to let an idea die from lack of effort so he soon had man} pi’ominent people interested in hi' proposition. The first Christma.' seal sale was held in 1904, Decern ber 6 to January 6, and over foui million stamps were sold. Imme diately, the idea became nationallj popular. In regard to the popular use o the stamps Holboll said, “Letter: without the stamps just simpl; ate no good. Fortunately there an many others who share my opin ! ion. I know an old woman in Ny bouer who received two or threi letters without them. She returns them to the writers unopened, de daring that she was not going t ([‘lease turn to puye taco) New Record Set by Dads At Dinner Portland Unit Host To Outstanding Gathering The largest number of Oregon Dads ever to assemble, gathered for dinner last Friday evening in the Shrine ballroom of the Port land Masonic temple to meet ex ecutives and faculty members of the University and become better acquainted with their work. Over 980 persons attended the meeting which was declared by a number of Oregon representatives present to be the most outstanding gathering of its kind ever held in the state. Portland Unit Host Presented by the Portland unit of the University of Oregon Dads, the dinner offered fathers of the Rose City a chance to meet and learn the teaching objectives of the people who direct the education of their sons and daughters at Oregon. University President Donald M. Erb was the principal speaker of the evening. He- gave personal sketches and biographical high lights of each faculty member present, after presenting them to the audience. The contribution that each school makes in building a greater University was also ex plained by Dr. Erb. Hobson Addresses Group Head Easketball Coach Howard Hobson was also presented to the group and spoke of the part that athletics play in modern educa tion. Hobson mentioned the fact that nearly all the members of the Oregon cage squad were native j Oregonians, proving that t he state 1 really «can produce athletic talent. Janet Smith, employment secre tary, explained the purpose of the j job placement bureau, and its function in providing work for stu dents. Mothers of Phi Delta Theta re ceived a prize donated by Dean Vincent, president of the Portland unit, and Dr. Burt Brown Barker, j vice-president of the University, for having sold the largest number of tickets to the banquet. Vincent acted as toastmaster for the occa I sion. Members of the Washington high school band provided music for the affair. Householders To Gather In Villard Hall Eugene house owners inter ested in renting rooms or pro ! viding board of University stu ' dents will meet tomorrow after noon at 2 o’clock in Villard hall. Householders should bring with them a list of available rooms to be discussed and placed 1 on file, according to Mrs. Evangeline Morris, housing sec * j retary. Heart Attack Causes Death Of Dr. Robert Carlton Clark Jeacher's Research Praised 1 Historical Writings Concerning Texas Earliest Work The death of Dr. Robert Carlton Clark, head of the department of history in the University of Ore gon, removes a man who was out standingly active in both teaching and research. His earlier historical writings were centered around his native state of Texas, where he was born March 4, 1877, and in later years he became a leading authority on the history of Oregon. Dr. Clark had both a bachelor's and master’s degree from both Texas Christian university and the University of Texas, and he took his degree of doctor of philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1905. Th<‘sis Published His doctor’s thesis, “The Begin nings of Texas,” was published in 1907. After two years of history teaching in Epworth university and the Pennsylvania Normal school, he came to the University Qf Oregon os professor of history in 1907 and has been a member of the Oregon faculty ever since. On the resignation of Dr. Joseph Shafer as head of the University of Oregon history department in 1920 Dr. Clark succeeded him in charge of the department. Dr. Clark is co-author with Rob ert H. Down of Portland and Verne Blue, now a researcher in the state department at Washington, of a textbook on the history of Oregon. He is the author of a full-sized his tory of the Willamette valley. He contributed many articcls on Ore gon history to the Oregon Histor ical Quarterly. He wrote the his (Plcasc lin n Id pcit/c two) Wednesday Set! For Co-op Fest Turkey with all the trimmings will be served at the all-coopera tive dinner, tomorrow at G p.m., when men and coeds from campus living organizations and Consumer cooperative meet in the dining room of the Methodist church for their annual banquet, talk-fest, and light program of entertainment. A short humorous movie, a piano duet, and a girls’ trio are included on the program. Two campus rep resentatives, Joan Murphy and Kenneth Erickson, will speak. Because finals are so near in the offing, the banquet will begin at 6 o’clock sharp, and neither the ! program nor speeches will be I lengthy. Anyone interested is wel come to attend. Propeller Club Will Show Sound Pictures Sound pictures will be shown Wednesday evening at 7:30 in Chapman hall under the sponsor ship of the campus Propeller club. The movies are entitled “Ameri ca's Good Neighbor Fleet.” The new American merchant marine that has been developed by the United States Maritime com mission to service the ports on the American Atlantic coast will be shown. The development of the merchant marine, the various North and South American ports, and the trade between the ports will also be depicted in this pic I ture. Historian of Oregon l>r. R. C. Clark, head of the, University history department and prominent historian of the state of Oregon, died yesterday morning while addressing one of his elasses in Chapman hall. i i Dr. Clark's Nature Shown by Incidents By Belly Jane Thompson History his vocation, avocation, and hobby, Hr. R. C. Clark, whose death yesterday shocked and sad dened faculty and students alike, was without peer in his field, Ore gon history. To many of his associates he ap peared a living characterization of the “typical” college professor. Familiar to his students, col leagues, and friends was Dr. Clark with his hands behind his back, his head bowed as if in deep thought. Geniality Noted Genial, with a ready smile, his ability to remember former stu dents who return to the campus, always created many friends for him. Friends were not lacking even though his demands were exact ing. In all his work, for himself as well as for others, Dr. Clark in sisted on high scholarship arid ac curacy. Although his work in recent years has led him more and more into the field of research, his fac ulty member friends remember as highlights in their association with him the times when they were on fishing and hiking trips. His will ingness( to accept the unpleasant duties on these trips won much admiration. From this time, too, comes the tales of his excellent cooking. Accuracy Outstanding Even in such pleasure-trips, his desire for accuracy was noted, Dr. James H. Gilbert, dean of the col lege of social sciences, recalled. Of this period, Dean Gilbert said: “Dr. Clark was one of the truest sportsmen on the Oregon faculty. Knowing his tirelessness and his physical vigor tested in many a grueling test on mountain trails and roads if is difficult for his companions of those earlier days to understand his untimely death. “In these mountain trips he was always willing to do his share and (Phase turn to fane lion) 'Allison’sHouse* Considered Another Pulitzer prize winning play may be given this season on the University theater stage. Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt, director of drama, has announced the depart ment is considering the production of Susan Glasp ell's “Allison’s House” for an early winter term presentation. “Allison's House” was given the Pulitzer award in 1931 and would succeed “Our Town” in the cam pus theater as the second prize winning play of the season. “Winterset” by Maxwell Ander son and “Night Must Fall” by E. Williams are two other plays which are being considered by the theater group. Mrs. Seybolt has invited faculty and students to give their opinion on the choice of a classical pro duction for next term. “A phone call or a visit to our office in Johnson hall to let us know your preference would be greatly ap preciated," said Mrs. Seybolt, Play Staging Course Changed Next Term During winter term the course in direction of school and commun ity plays, English 340, will be changed to 9 o’clock Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This course is intended especial ly for upper division students who are not majors in drama and who expect to undertake play direct ing along with their other duties when they become teachers. It is also a useful subject for those who take work in public music school and physical educa tion where there is often need for a knowledge of staging. Mrs. Berg Ends Tour Mrs. Ole Berg, province presi dent of Alpha Xi Delta, returnee to her home in Seattle Monday af ter spending the weekend visiting the Alpha Lambda chapter of A1 pha Xi Delta on the Oregon cam pus. She was recently installed ii her office and has now completec her first inspection tour of thi Oregon and Washington chapter; which compose the province un i der her jurisdiction. Students Witness Collapse Passing Unmarked By Any Sign Of Illness A heart attack ifi the midst of his regular 10 o’clock lecture to University history students result ed in the death yesterday morning of Dr. Robert C. Clark, Oregon professor since 1907. Students who listened to his lec ture recalled that there was no sign of illness as Dr. Clark began his lecture, or even just previous to his collapse against the black board. He was speaking on the Jackson administration when he fell to the floor. Students Offer Aid Students immediately rushed forward to offer first aid, and found him unconscious. Dr. Fred N. Miller, head of the University, was called but the professor had passed away in the interim. Tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock in Veatch chapel, funeral services will be held. Rev. Herbert Higgin botham, minister of the Eugene Unitarian church, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dr. J. H. Gilbert, dean of the college of so cial science; Dr. J. D. Barnett, head of political science depart ment; Dr. Dan E. Clark, professor of history; Dr. Andrew Fish, as sociate professor of history; and Dr. J. T. Ganoe, associate profes sor of history. Classes Postponed Dr. Clark’s classes in U. S. his tory, Oregon history, and Amer ican foreign relations will not meet until after the funeral, when Dr. Gilbert will make arrangements concerning them. Between now and the Christmas holidays the social science dean will delegate Dr. Clark’s classes to various members of the department for temporary professorship. Sick 13 'Doing Okay/ Say Nurses, Despite Visitor Restriction In spite of the fact that patients can no longer have their wards filled with friends from two to four every afternoon, the 13 stu dents now abed in the infirmary are “doing nicely,” nurses in the infirmary revealed yesterday. Both sick students and would-be visitors have been very cooperative since the new ruling was made, It was reported. Yesterday's sicklist includes: Carl Little, Carolyn Sturgeon, Mar vin Weinstein, George Vukcevich, Mary Weinham, David Griffiths, Don Childers, Lois Wellborn, Bob Payne, Miriam Wood, Merritt Wanty, Amie Thyng, and John Loback. West Virginia university profes sors have developed a new spray that will make apples red. CAMPUS CALENDAR Theta Sigma Phi meeting to light at 7 o’clock in the shack. All pledges and members should be there. There will be a meeting of heads of houses today at 4:15 p.m. in the AWS room of Gerlinger. Kvvama will meet this afternoon i at 5 o'clock in the AWS rooms of • Gerlinger. Very important. Please bring unpaid dues.