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VOLUME XLI
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1940
NUMBER 57
She Played Last Night
(.Courtesy the Kegister-Guard)
.lane Young, Eugene, violinist in the University of Oregon symphony
orchestra, performed with others last night at the music auditorium.
Music Critic Praises
Opening Performance
Of Oregon Sgmphong
Rex Underwood Conducts; 7ane Young,
Youthful Violinist, Impresses Audience;
Russian Numbers Please; More Assured
By GtJENN HASSELROOTH
Military exploits of Russia may not be finding favor with Americans
at the present time, but there are few who won't “throw their hats in
the air” when they hear Russian music well played. There was a good
deal of figurative “hat throwing” Tuesday night in the music building
when Rex Underwood and the University symphony orchestra had
concluded their first concert on the 1940 series.
Intelligent interpretation of Russian compositions was evidenced in
CAMPUS
CALENDAR
The PE mix for men and women
will be at 7:30 tonight in the AWS
social room third floor.
The badminton club will meet
tonight at 7:15 in Gerlinger hall.
The China, Cupboard and Chest
group will meet today at 4 at the
YWCA bungalow. Mr. Seth Lar
away of Laraway’s jewelry store
will speak.
An important meeting of the
Fencing club will be held in Ger
linger at 4. Election of officers.
Outsiders welcome.
All freshman boys are invited to
attend the frosh YMCA meeting
in the Y hut Wednesday night at
7:30. Dr. Shumaker will speak.
The commission on economic and
social problems, a part of the
YMCA program .will meet Wed
nesday at 4 o’clock in the YM
lounge. Dr. James R. Branton, of
the school of religion .will discuss
“Our Relation to Community
Problems.” This discussion is open
to everyone. Invitations are espe
cially extended to girls who would
like to attend.
A covered dish dinner will take
place at Westminster house at 6
o’clock this evening. The bi-week
ly business meeting will be held
then. Anyone interested in attend
ing is urged to come and bring a
covered dish, the only reuirement
for admittance.
All Yeomen who are attending
the preference dessert next Thurs
day evening are asked to call Mrs.
Seifert by Thursday noon.
Master Dance will hold tryouts
tonight at 7:30 in the Gerlinger
dance room for all girls interested
in becoming members of Master
Dance. The school of Master
Dance will be held at the regular
time, 4:45 to 5:15.
the tirst numher, uiinka s overture
to “Russian and Ludmilla.” Mr.
Underwood and his 70-odd musi
cians gave it a performance that
had vigor and thrust and at the
same time colorful melody.
Running Mr. Underwood a close
second as the outstanding perform
er of the evening was Jane Young,
a violinist in her second year of
music at the University, who was
soloist in the playing of Debussy's
“Girl With the Flaxen Hair.” Miss
Young invested the number with
touches that imbued Debussy’s ly
ric impressions with feeling and
the right absence of emotionalism.
Four dance movements from
Massenet's ballet, “The Cid,” were
expressive of the dance rhythms
of pre-civil war Spain. All were
well liked by the almost-capacity
size audience.
Three other student soloists
contributed pleasing- moments to
the program. Elizabeth Walker
and Verne Sellin were enjoyed by
admirers of Bach when the duo
played the “double solo” roles of
the first movement from “Concer
to in D Minor for Two Violins.”
Gordon Hogan brought back mem
ories of Tschaikowsky’s “Nut
cracker” when he played tlje pic
colo part of Glaznounovv’s “Mar
ionettes.”
To say that Tschaikowsky’s
“Romeo and Juliet” wras successful
in telling the story of Shake
speare’s lovers in a truly dramatic
and romantic effectiveness would
mean that it was one of the best
numbers Mr. Underwood's group
has ever done. The theme of love’s
fulfillment — recently used by
popular arrangers for the song
I “Our Love” — was tenderly
! stated. More than one member of
the audience took on an undeniable
expression of “I know that one!”
i when it began. Use of the harp by
Doris Helen Calkins w-as particu
larly fine, and Elwood Rickman’s
timpani had the right amount of
| emphasis. •
Cataloger Injured
Mrs. Mabel K. Garner, cataloger
at the University art museum
suffered a sprained foot and other
slight injuries in an accident which
occurred Monday when she was
returning from North Bend by bus.
She expects to be back at work
I Wednesday or Thursday.
WINTER TERM SOCIAL CALENDAR OUT
•Tigers" will have many a busy weekend with three formats,
l»esides five other all-eampus affairs, slated for winter term ac
tivities.
Friday, January 10, will be the deadline when all dates for the
social events must Ik* in to the dean of women’s office.
The following is a list of tentative dates on the winter term
social calendar.
PE Mixer
Wednesday, January 17 physical education mixer, 7:30-10.
Thursday, January IS—Alpha Chi Omega reception for house
mothers.
Saturday, January 20—Alpha Phi house formal; Winter Wonder
land, WAA all-campus formal; Delta Gamma house dance; Delta
Tau Delta dinner dance at Eugene hotel.
Tuesday, January 23 Doris Helen Patterson and Mrs. Under
wood. joint recital harp and piano.
Wednesday, January 24—mixed recreation, men's PE and WAA.
Friday, January 20 -basketball game, Oregon vs. Washington.
Saturday, January 27—Dad’s Day; basketball game, Oregon vs.
Oregon vs. Washington
Washington; Phi Kappa Psi house formal.
Monday, January 29—Phi Delta Kappa meeting, Dean Morse
speaker.
Tuesday, January 30—St. Olaf choir.
Friday, February 2 — Delta Upsilon bouse danep; University
house; and Sigma Alpha Fpsilon.
Saturday, February 3—Military ball.
Monday, February 5—Midterm grades due.
Tuesday, February G Hal Young and George Hopkins, joint
recital.
OAFi Dinner Danre
Friday, February 9—Alpha Omicron Pi dinner-dance at Ei.gene
hotel; Beaux Arts ball; Christian Science lecture; Sigma Phi Epsilon
house formal; Canard club dance; Kirkwood co-op house dance;
"Night Must Fall.”
Saturday, February 10—Highland house formal; Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Gamma Phi Beta formal; Beta Theta Pi house dance; Sigma
Alpha Mu formal; Delta Delta Delta house dance; interdorm dance:
“Night Must Fall."
Sunday, February 11—All co-op tea.
Oregon vs. WSO
Monday, February 12 Basketball, Oregon vs. Washington State
college; Phi Delta Kappa meeting.
Tuesday, February 13 -Basketball game, Oregon vs. Washington
State college; “Night Must Fall."
Wednesday, February 14— Heart-hop dance given by YWCA;
University of Oregon Symphony orchestra.
Friday, February 16—Pi Beta Phi house dance; Alpha Delta Pi
house dance; Theta Clii house dance; Alpha Chi Omega house dance;
Kappa Alpha Theta house dance; Hilyard house dance; Eugene high
school convention.
Ducks vs. “Aggies”
Saturday, February 17—Basketball game, Oregon vs. Oregon
State; Whiskerino.
Sunday, February 18—Orides tea.
Tuesday, February 20—Dean Charles Gilkey, University of Chi*
cago assembly, Eugene Gleemen assembly.
Friday, February 23—International Relations Conference; Phi
Gamma Delta formal; Pi Kappa Alpha formal; Susan Campbell
dance; Alpha Tau Omega formal; Phi Sigma Kappa formal; Chi
Omega formal.
• Senior Ball
Saturday, February 24—Senior ball; International Relations con*
ference; Kwama breakfast dance, Tri Delt house.
Monday, February 2G—Phi Delta Kappa assembly with Dr. Dex«
ter Keezer.
Friday, March 1—Closed.
Saturday, March 2—Kappa Sigma formal; Alpha Xi Delta house
dance; Sigma Chi house dance.
Monday. March 4— Martha Graham, modern dancer.
March 11-15—Examinations; Phi Kappa Delta with Herbert
Marks, chief legal counsel for Bonneville.
Saturday, March 16—Vacation.
Dads Will Hear of This
(Courtesy ot the Oregonian)
This committee, in charge of Dad’s Weekend, January 26, 27, 28, hears ideas from W. B. Gard, presi
dent of the Lane County Dads. Standing are, left to right, Betty Jane Biggs, Yuba City, California; Eliza
beth Steed, Salem; Norman Foster, Hollywood, California, and Eleanor Sederstrom, Salem. Seated on the
left is W7. B. Gard, with John Cavanagh, Oregon City.
Junior Class
Postpones
Nominations
Members to Choose
Vice-President
Tuesday Evening
That old story of the “Ship
Without a Captain” took on strong
semblance of the “captain without
a ship” last night when junior
class members staged their first
meeting of the winter, 1940, term
in Villard assembly hall.
President Jim Pickett, reinstat
ed to the “pilot’s” post last week,
was president as head man for the
assembly, but only 25 students re
membered to show up at the ap
pointed time.
Election Postponed
Main business of the evening
which was scheduled to include
election of a vice-president for this
year, was postponed until 7:30
p.m. next Tuesday when it is
hoped a larger number will be pres
ent. At that time members will
discuss plans for a class project.
Last night’s work centered on
general preparations for junior
weekend and possible term activi
ties. Pickett appointed a commit
tee composed of Pat Keller, John
Cavanagh, Bill E h r m a n, and
Marge McLain to draw up a list of
suggested term projects.
N’o Class Cards to Nominate
Pickett asked that all students
try to attend the coming meeting
and stated that members do not
need class cards to attend or take
part in discussion of disputed ques
tions. They may nominate and are
only denied the right to vote or
hold active office.
Lloyd Sullivan, junior weekend
chairman, will discuss plans for
the annual spring event and is ex
pected to announce committees
who will work on the project,
stated.
Desmond to Speak
In Guild Hall
Robert W. Desmond will
speak at 11 Thursday in the
Guild theater room of Johnson
hall instead of in Chapman hall
as previously announced.
Propeller Clubbers
To Elect Members
Voting on new members, the out
lining of the year’s program, and
the sponsoring of Robert Norton,
prominent economic speaker, will
be the main business discussed at
the meeting of the Propeller club
Wednesday evening at 7:15 in
room 105 Commerce.
Robert Norton, associate editor
of China Today, will speak on
“China and the Present Situation
There,” Thursday evening at 7:30
in the faculty room of Friendly
hall. Friday noon Mr. Norton will
speak to the Eugene chamber of
commerce.
“Everyone is invited, and I think
all students who attend Mr. Nor
ton’s lecture will learn a lot,” As
sistant Professor A. G. Dudley, ad
viser of the club, declared.
Mike Moran, president of the
club, urged all members to be
present.
YM Council Report
Says Differences
Must Not Interfere
Petty denominational differences
should never interfere with the
task at hand, said the report
brought back from the Student
Christian Council held in Toronto,
Canada, during the latter part of
December by Milton Small, local
delegate to the convention.
Small, the newly-elected presi
dent of the YMCA, is giving a
series of reports before the council
about his recent trip. He stated
that three of the larger Protestant
churches of Canada have united
into a greater church.'
Prizes to Be
Given for Best
Letter to Dad
Three Loving Cups
Will Go to Houses
Registering Most
To the “alibi Ikes" who can pen
a note to his pop, explaining why
he got such a low GPA last term
and lure him down for Dads’
weekend, January 26, 27, and 28 to
see the reason why, will go one of
the four prizes offered in the 13th
annual letter writing contest.
Three silver loving trophies will
also go to the living organizations
who can register the highest num
ber of Dads. The O. L. Laurgaard
cup will be given to the house with
the largest number of Dads present, •
the A. W. Norblad cup, to the or
ganization having the highest pro
portion of Dads in attendance, and
Paul T. Shaw, to second high.
Awards From Business Men
Down-town firms have signified
their willingness to enter into the
(letter-writing contest by donating
the prizes. Hart Larson’s and Paul
D. Green will give a merchandise
order to the two best boy’s letters
and Kaufman's and Lerner's will
furnish the awards to the two win
ning girl’s writings.
Friday at 4 o’clock will be the
deadline, and all letters must be
turned in to the educational activ
ities office by then.
All letters must be written on
the official Dads’ Day stationery
j and must not exceed a page in
length.
Judges of the contest will be:
J. H. Gilbert, dean of the college
of social science; J. D. Barnett,
head of the political science de
I partment ;and E. D. Kittoe, in
' structor in English.
Wanna Get out
Of a Date? Get
In Infirmary
—
Once upon a time a certain
clergyman, Pope Gregory by
name, thought Roman Julius Cae
sar’s calendar was rather “sca
rew-y.”
He, therefore, summoned his
“brain-trust” in a special ses
sion, had it slice a notch in, then
graft an "Extra - Day - Every -
Four-Years” plan onto Julius’
date page. Hence we have leap
year.
1940 is one of those four years,
so tradition has it that boys can
be particular on the grab-your
partner situation this year. Ac
cordingly, some fellow who got
rooked into a non-amiable date
approached the Emerald's in
firmary-beat reporter with the
following:
“Say, Johnny, look (and he ex
plained the ‘dire’ situation) . . .
so how’s about putting my name
on the infirmary list. ... I
wan'na make a graceful exit
. . . etc.”
The reporter apologized as
best he could. It couldn’t be done.
The following were in the
University’s health service on
January 16:
Bill Barlow, George Bujan,
Scott Corbett, Bernie King,
Paulina Ewan, Virgene Wade,
Jean Schurman, Dorothy Greer,
Neva Barber, Miss Lou Vogel,
Truman Carter, Robert Neh
berg, Jack Stinsman, Wayne
Boyd, Alan Torbet, and George
McPherson.
Soph Societies
Raising Cash
For Relief Fund
Tag Day' Today,
Chinese Students
To Get Benefits
With a goal of $300 named for
the University of Oregon, white
garbed Kwama and Skull and Dag
ger members this morning will of
ficially set out on their campus
campaign to raise money for Dr.
T. Z. Koo’s fund for relief of col
leges and universities in warring
China.
Although several of the small
lapel cards which are given con
tributors to the Chinese fund were
put in circulation yesterday, the
actual “tag day” attempt to get
$300 in relief funds from the cam
pus starts at 8 o'clock today.
Booths Set Up
In front of the College Side, the
University Co-op, and the library,
members of the sophomore honor
aries will have booths where the
tags will be available.
"The tags will merely be out
ward signs of some contribution,”
Chairman Janet Morris said last
night, "and will not have a definite
sales price — just whatever the
giver wishes to donate."
“A few cents that might be spent
(Please turn to page two)
House Displays for Dads’
Day Vetoed in Campus
Poll by Service Groups
Final Results of Sign Election Reported
To Weekend Committee by Cavanagh,
Chairman; Other Plans to Be Forthcoming
Resulting in a loud "no” to the idea of having house displays for
Dad's Day, January 2G, 27, and 28, campus living organizations were
polled yesterday noon. The voting was conducted by members of
Kwama and Skull and Dagger.
An impressive majority of the local student body is definitely
against constructing signs for occasions of Dad's Day nature, according
to the report of Helen Angell and
Jack Lansing, heads of Kwanra
and Skull and Dagger respective
ly
Committee Makes Plans
The results of the poll were
presented to the Dads’ Day com
mittee yesterday afternoon by
Chairman John Cavanagh. Bowing
to campus opinion, the committee
decided to let the matter drop and
set about making plans for some
other means of decorating the Uni
versity for the festivities of Dads’
weekend.
It was decided that the city park
department should put up appro
priate banners welcoming campus
bound dads and that colorful pos
ters would comprise the rest of
University decorations celebrating
the 13th annual Dads' Day this
year.
Too Much Work
Chief objections to the house
display proposal were that such
displays were far too expensive,
and that they required a great deal
of both manual and mental labor
to construct.
Would-be student leaders sur
veyed the results of the house dis
play question with some apprehen
sion and concern. The feeling is
prevalent among the leaders that
the ‘‘no signs” opinion may carry
over and effect such campus activ-1
ities as Junior Weekend and next [
year’s Homecoming fete.
YW-YMCA Members
Plan for Co-op
During Convention
Plans were made for a proposed
Seabeck co-op for members of the
YW and YMCA who intend to at
tend the annual convention for
Christian youth at Seabeck, Wash
ington, by a committee composed
of Henry Carr, chairman of the
committee for conferences and re
treats for the YMCA; Virginia
James from the YWCA; Paul Sut
ley, executive secretary of the
YM., and Professor John Casteel.
The Seabeck co-op will meet
regularly to discuss aspects of the
convention in order that they
might derive more benefits. One
of the important activities of the
group will be to raise funs through
special events to contribute for the
summer session. A membership
fee for $1 has been set for pros
pective customers.
The convention is composed of
delegates from the YMCA, YWCA,
and church organizations from
Montana, Idaho, Washington, and
Oregon. The meetings are held
from June 8 to 16.
Army Enlists
Twenty Girls
As Privates ,
Colonel 'Reviews'
Begin Saturday
At Formal Dance
By BETTY JANE BIGGS
Twenty girls have enlisted in
the army.
The “rookesses” will be given
tests in personality, attractiveness,
and charm by the student body to
see which will rise from the ranks
to higher posts. Results will be
announced at the Scabbard and
Blade military ball February 3.
Several positions ’are open on
the staff, according to Mike Mo
ran, propaganda minister. At the
ball the girl who passes the ex
amination with the highest votes
will receive the commission of Lit
tle Colonel. Hqr staff, consisting
of two majors and two captains,
will be chosen from the grades
given to other girls by the student
body.
Dick Sears and Dob Jolly, in
charge of the new “troop,” have
planned many "reviews” for their
command. They will be seen first
on parade at the student novelty
program for Dads' day, January
27.
The rooks will report for their
first examination, photography for
the Emerald later this week, ac
cording to Harry Milne, captain of
the local military honorary.
The twenty buck privates cho
sen from their home camps are:
Eadie Yturri, Alpha Chi Omega;
Lois Welborn, Alpha Delta Pi;
Lois Ann Soule. Alpha Gamma
Delta; Donna Ketchum, Alpha
Omicron Pi; Eleanor Sederstrom,
Alpha Phi; Jeannine Withers, Al
pha Xi Delta; Jeanne Mills, Chi
Omega; Bette Norwood, Delta Del
ta Delta; Blanche McClellan, Del
ta Gamma; Jean Burt, Gamma Phi
Beta; Betty Anderson, Pi Beta
Phi: Mary Jane Shaw, Kappa Kap
pa Gamma; Peggy Parker, Zeta
Tau Alpha; Evalyn Kirchhofer,
University house; Aida Brun, Hil
yard house; Rebecca Anderson,
Orides; Carol Cook, Hendricks;
Mary Peck, Hi-land house: Joan
Hoke, Kappa Alpha Theta; Fay
Evans, Susan Campbell; and Alice
Hoffman, Sigma Kappa,