Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 10, 1940, Image 1

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Millrace Disaster
Bryant Rides
Sullivan's Research
Boxing, Wrestling
Varsity Basketball
University Players
Open Three-Day Run
Touch Noted
On First Night
Hollywood came to Oregon last
night when a few farsighted “first
nighters” saw the opening of the
current University theater produc
tion “Night Must Fall.”
The film capital was represented
by Rosalind Russell alias our own
Charlene Jackson who did as well
as any star in her portrayal of a
sensitive and lonely girl intrigued
by a murderer’s character.
Burtenshavv Scores
The plot of the play itself held
the aridience, but the incidental
music failed to achieve the intend
ed climaxing effect.
Ed Burtenshaw was excellent in
a not too easy characterization of
a many-sided figure. However, his
was an enjoyable role in that he
had the opportunity of going the
limit in stage emotions.
Miss Jackson not only ably sup
ported Mr. Burtenshaw, but was
outstanding in her own right. She
seemed to feel the part and her
stage appearance and actions en
abled her to put over the part of
Olivia Grayne with the ease of an
experienced actress.
Stage Effects Good
All in all “Night Must Fall” was
good entertainment and well cast.
Horace Robinson’s stage lighting
ability was very much in evidence.
Tickets for this evening’s and
Tuesday night’s shows may be ob
tained by phoning or calling at the
box office in Johnson hall.
Five YMCA Groups
Schedule Meetings
Five commissions of the YMCA
will meet next week to discuss
problems of interest to students,
says Paul Sutley, executive secre
tary of the local group.
The commission on building a
life philosophy will meet at the
home of Dr. James R. Branton,
head of the department of relig
ion, at 2058 Harris.
Professor Samuel H. Jameson
of the social science department
will lead the discussion on “The
Practical Implications and Limita
tions of Our Civil Liberties” at the
meeting of the commission on eco
nomic, political, and social prob
lems at 4 o’clock, Wednesday, in
the YM lounge.
At a meeting of the freshman
discussion group at 7:30 Wednes
day Dr. Branton will discuss “The
Value of Religion to the Individ
ual.” The meeting will be held in
the YM lounge. Stan Robinson is
chairman of the neophyte group.
Members of the student execu
tive council will meet Wednesday
at 8:45. Milton Small, president of
the association, will have charge
of the meeting.
The weekly meeting of the Town
Hall discussion group will be held
in the Westminster house to heav
“The Town Hall of the Air,” a
coast to coast radio program.
The only activity of the week
will be held Friday night when
the combined YWCA and YMCA
will meet at the YMCA hut at 7
o’clock for a skatin? nartv.
Peck Improving
Jack Peck, freshman in business
administration, is recovering to
day in Sacred Heart hospital from
an infection resulting from a cut
A blood transfusion was planned
for yesterday morning but it was
postponed because of the improve
ment shown.
Fees Due
Today is the last day that
first installments on registra
tion fees may be paid, C. K.
Stalsberg, cashier, announced
Friday. He stated that all stu
dents still owing money should
report at windows three and
four of Johnson hall between
the hours of 8 and 12 a.m.
If Students Fall
Into New Hole
Blame WPA
If students when walking from
Gerlinger hall to Condon hall
stumble into a hole and break
their necks, this is a reassurance
that the hole is there on purpose
and not a piece of erosion left
over from the last rain.
The WPA workers are there
specifically to dig that hole.
When they get around to it they
will fill it up again.
The only difference being that
there will be heating pipes at the
bottom which will connect Chap
man to the music school.
Fire Damages
Delts Basement
House Aroused
In Early Morning
To Save Valuables
Spring housecleaning came to
the local chapter of Delta Tau
Delta early yesterday morning.
Clothes, typewriters, radios and
girl friend’s pictures were neatly
stacked in the front yard by scant
ily-clad brothers acting in re
sponse to ominous gray clouds,
tinged with red flame, that belched
forth from basement windows.
Valuables Saved
Well meaning brothers thought
fully threw their roommate’s
clothes out of the second-story
windows as the blinding smoke
reached the upper halls. An at
tempt to move the piano out the
front door was abandoned when
it was discovered that the first
floor might soon become the base
ment floor. The sound of the fire
alarm bell mingled with the cries
of “Fireman, save my tux!” and
“Where are my econ notes?”
Toasted Tootsies
Timely activities of the Eugene
fire department prevented a com
plete fire department prevented a
complete house cleaning via the
fire method. Damage consisted
primarily of a badly scorched
basement, a non-existent woodpile
and a hot foot administered a bare
footed Delt brother when he tried
to rescue his laundry from the
basement wash tub.
Spontaneous combustion was
blamed for the conflagration.
Bronchitis Count
Benches Hayward
Coach Bill Hayward, Oregon’s
grand old man of track, lost his
lusty voice Friday as bronchitis
complicated the cold that has
benched him for the last four days.
His condition, though, was de
scribed as favorable.
“Colonel” Bill, who is in his 36th
year as varsity track coach, has
been in and out of bed for the past
week. A recurrence of a heart ail
ment put him in bed last week,
and as he was recovering he con
tracted a severe cold that put him
back between the covers.
Just a year ago a similar illness
forced the coach to take a two
weeks rest in California.
February 24 Set as
Speakers' Deadline
Students who are planning on
entering the after dinner speech
contest, February 28, should be
preparing their subjects, accord
ing to J. L. Casteel, director of the
speech, division.
All entries must be in by Febru
ary 24. Students may select their
own subjects, but they must have
the approval of a member of the
speech department staff.
Topics should be aimed to enter
tain the audience.
First prize will be $15; second,
$10; and third, $5.
Shave Violators
Dunked at Side
Sophomore Sheriff
Given Same Fate
As Beardless Few
Violators of a no-shaving ordi
nance issued by Sheriff “Buck"
Buchwach met their fate yesterday
afternoon in front of the College
Side. The fate of the beardless
sophomores consisted of a head
first plunge into the cool waters
of an old fashioned bath tub — a
rain barrel. The rites were admin
istered by sophomore vigilantes.
Among those enjoying the tub
bing were Maurie Goldberg, Aleck
Cohen, Homer Townsend, Clem
Fisher and Fred Farrior. The fes
tivities were climaxed by Sheriff
Buchwach “accidentally” stumbl
ing into the barrel. Buchwach
loudly claimed that “twarnt no ac
cident. I were pushed.”
Warning Posted
Would-be piggers who are plan
ning to attend house dances this
weekend and thereby consider
shaving appropriate, were warned
by the bedraggled Buchwach that
public baptismals will continue up
until the time of the traditional
Sophomore Whiskerino next Satur
day night.
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Neumann Asked
To Plag 'Hit' Song
One of the “hit numbers” which
Jascha Heifetz played in his film,
“They Shall Have Music,” will be
played by public demand when the
University of Oregon symphony
orchestra gives its second concert
of the season next Wednesday eve
ning in the music auditorium. The
selection is “Rondo Cappriccioso”
by Saint-Saens.
But this time the soloist will be
Fritz Neumann, brilliant young
Czechoslovakian violinist, making
his concert debut before Eugene
audiences. The program had orig
inally be scheduled as “all-Tschai
kowsky,” but because of a large
number of requests, the Saint
Saens number will be played as
the final selection on the pro
Of the famous French compos
er’s work, Romain Rolland says:
“He brings into the midst of our
present restlessness something of
the sweetness and clarity of past
periods.” The rondo is also a fa
vorite of the Czech virtuoso, who
has a huge repertoire of works
from the classicists.
Earl's Office Lists
26 Winter Pledges
University pledge totals for the
winter term rose to 26 last week,
when the dean of men’s office an
nounced the names of five new
students who signed for Oregon
fraternities during the past week.
The new pledges are Dwight
Caswell, Eugene, Phi Kappa Psi;
William Bloodworth, Portland, Phi
Kappa Psi; Richard L. Smith, Eu
gene, Phi Gamma Delta; and Keith
Damsky, Berkeley, California, Sig
ma Nu.
Mothers' Club
Offers New
Awards Totaling
$500 Will Be Given
Incoming Students
The Oregon Mothers' club is of
fering $500 in scholarships to out
standing high school graduates
planning to attend the University
next fall, it was announced by Karl
Onthank, chairman of the scholar
ship committee.
The awards will be divided into
one scholarship of $200 and two of
$150 each.
Basis of Awards
Scholarships are given on the
basis of outstanding promise as a
University student, together with
the need for financial assistance.
The money is to go towards the
educational expenses during the
freshman year.
Graduates of Oregon high
schools of the current year, or of
the two preceding years are eli
Students’ Records
Students who have come to Ore
gon on Mother scholarships have
proven themselves worthy of the
honor, Mr. Onthank declared. He
pointed to Paul Deutschmann and
Thomas Turner, . who graduated
from the University last year, as
examples. Deutschmann was editor
of the Emerald while he was in
school and is now on the staff of
the Eugene Register-Guard. Tur
ner was elected to Phi Beta Kappa,
national scholastic honorary, while
at Oregon and has now entered the
foreign service.
March 1 I>ast Date
“Students who are coming here
on Mothers’ scholarships are mak
ing good records year after year,”
Mr. Onthank explained.
March 1 is the last date applica
tions can be filed.
Preliminary selections will be
made on the basis of application
and correspondence. Final selection
will be made after personal inter
views with members of the scholar
ship committee.
Arimj Board
To Hold Exams
The United States army examin
ing board for the ninth corps area
will arrive in Eugene this morning
to examine candidates among the
military department’s prospective
honor students for regular army
appointments as second lieuten
ants. The board will hold examin
ations all morning and afternoon
at the ROTC headquarters.
Honor students who pass both
the physical and mental examina
tions will be recommended for
spring appointment.
The board, appointed by the
commanding general of the ninth
corps area, is composed of Colonel
Charles H. White of the Univer
sity of California, Major LeCount
H. Slocum of Stanford university,
and Captain John F. Bohlender of
Los Angeles. The three officers
travel about the eight states of
the ninth corps area, holding ex
aminations at those institutions of
higher learning that have ROTC
The board comes to Oregon from
the University of San Francisco,
and will go to Oregon State from
here, and then to the other col
leges of the northwest.
Coming to Town
Vern Butts, one of the Cougars
who will play here Monday.
Infirmary Nice;
Koppen 'Outside
But Looking in
Most infirmary patients live
for the day when they are pro
nounced fit by the doctors and
a return to normal outside ac
tivities. But not John Koppen.
Yesterday health service au
thorities broke the good news to
John, that he was well, but it
failed to impress him one bit.
ITpon being paroled, he stumbled
downstairs, draped his face with
his best anemic look, and im
plored a nurse to take his tem
perature, for he just couldn't
bear to leave the infirmary . . .
or maybe it was the food may
be the nurse. Anyway. John did
n’t want to go, but he was put
out eventually, his pleas not
Hospital patients included
Clair Widmer, Richard Sears,
Virgene Wade, Barbarajean Tut
tle, Holland Merryfield, Ruth
Wright, Donald Tait, Donald
Len Ballif, Robert Duke, Gale
Bor, Herman Lemke, Ep Hoyt,
Marie Cole, William Thomson,
Len Ballif, Robert Duke, Gale
Quinn, and Alice Frizzell.
Czech Checks Orchestra
Says 'Eet Is Wonderful’
"Eet is wonderful,” Fritz Neumann said Thursday afternoon, as
he looked admiringly at the 100 young musicians of the Eugene Junior
Symphony orchestra that he had just heard play. “We have nozzing
like eet in Europe.”
The Czechoslovakian virtuoso, who will appear as guest soloist
with Rex Underwood and the University symphony orchestra on Feb
ruary 14, wras paying a visit to the rehearsal in the auditorium in
Charles W. Gilkeg
Will Visit Universitg
Charles W. Gilkey, dean of the
chapel at the University of Chi
cago, will arrive on the University
campus next Saturday for a four
day stay, Dr. James R. Branton,
head of the department of religion,
announced Friday.
Dean Gilkey has five speeches
scheduled and will climax his visit
Tuesday when he addresses a spe
cial student assembly. Sunday
morning he will speak at the Meth
odist church and Sunday evening
will address an open meeting in
alumni hall.
In pointing out the international
popularity of Dean Gilkey, Dr.
Branton said that he has been
guest lecturer at several English
colleges, including Oxford. Who’s
Who lists him as a member of Phi
Beta Kappa and Delta Upsilon.
Dean Gilkey is one of two men
who have twice been invited to give
the Barrows lectures. These lec
tures are given once every five
years and attempt to present
Christianity in its highest form to
the people in India’s university
Educating Drivers
Education of drivers of emer
gency vehicles in safety rules is a
success, according to the latest
bulletin of the bureau of munici
pal research of the University.
Issued by the bureau’s Portland
office in collaboration with the
League of Oregon Cities, the bul
letin included a compilation of
data from 18 large United States'
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in on his youthful colleagues as
they were practicing the "New
World" symphony of his fellow
countryman, Czech Antonin Dvor
Tables Turned
Instead of becoming an unob
served member of the audience,
Neumann suddenly found that the
tables had been turned and he was
on the soloist’s platform.
Hardly a breath could be heard
in the huge gymnasium as the vio
linist took up his Guarneri violin
to begin Bach’s "Praleudium.”
Such a treat proved scarcely more
than a delicious appetizer to the
young amateurs, who called him
back to play one of Dvorak’s Sla
vonic dances. Then Hubay’s “The
Waves of the Balaton" and Saint
Saens’ "Rondo Cappriccioso.”
Plays Dvorak
The finale of the unique recital
came when Neumann played the
fourth movement from the “New
World.” Based on folk songs
brought out of Africa by the
American negro, the melody
seemed especially fitting as played
by Neumann, since its composer
was his master compatriot of the
19th century.
Neumann has also had two re
hearsals with the University sym
phony orchestra, with which he
will play Tschaikowsky’s violin
concerto. He considers Mr. Under
wood’s group finer than most of
the lesser professional orchestras
he has heard in Europe, and be
lieves it ranks at least one notch
above the Basel Philharmonic.
Medics Get $2,500
Officials of the University of
Oregon medical school were ad
vised yesterday of a gift of $2,500
which has been made by the Dazin
foundation for medical research.
The fund will be used to deal with
problems of the physiology of the
nervous system.
Run Rapids at Own Risk—Says Dean Earl
Official reaction to the exploit
of two college students who almost
drowned Thursday when they at
tempted to shoot the rapids at the
head of Oregon’s millrace indicated
yesterday that no direct punitive
measures will be taken by the Uni
*Shoot Rapids’
Dean of Men Virgil D. Earl de
clared that any persons passing
danger spots on the race did so
at their own risk but said there
were no definite college rules that
prohibit such action. He stated
that it was against the policy of
the college administration.
Thursday’s incident resulted af
ter two boys whose names were
not disclosed tried to win a bet
that they could not shoot the
rapids. Their light canoe was
swept into the dam on the upper
race, and both boys were almost
drowned before they could reach
The accident was of special sig
nificance in that it came just a
short time after the University
interfraternity council had erected
a steel warning sign against can
oeing up the millrace beyond a cer
tain danger point.
Sign Warns
The sign is four feet by three'
feet and has written on it in red
letters “Danger” and calls atten
tion to the need for boaters and
swimmers to turn around at that
point. It was erected just down
from the dam spillway near Three
Walt Miller, president of the in
terfratemity council, Friday ex
plained the danger of boating too
near the dam. He pointed out that
there was a low wall which permits
high water to pass from the mill
race back into the Willamette river.
This keeps the race from overflow
ing in areas closer to the campus.
Boating Dangerous
Miller stated that at the present
time water is unusually high and
that any kind of boating is ex
tremely treacherous. He pointed
out that there is a strong current
from the water passing over the
spillway which draws boats against
the dam.
Each year accidents have taken
their toll of students on the mill
race. Last year Bob Bailey, senior
class president, was drowned when
he and a companion drifted too
near the spillway.
The dean of men’s office yester
day stated that the names of the
two students who were involved in
Thursday’s mishap were unknown.'
New Yell King
Names Royalty
Woody Slater Appoints Jack Carter,
Bob Greek Dukes in His Court to Aid
In Promoting UO Rally Spirit
The first official act of King Woody Slater, the University’s new
prince of pep, was to elect his royal court, the two dukes. They are
Bob Greed, sophomore, and Jack Carter, freshman.
Greer has had a year's experience with the megaphone at Roose
velt high school in Seattle, while Carter, who hails from California,
had two years’ experience at South Pasadena high school. Bob Greer,
a transfer from the University of Washington, was one of the can
didates for the yell king in last Thursday’s student body election.
“Cooperation among members of the yell staff is going to mean
a lot this year in promoting that
old rally spirit,” stated Slater in
connection with the appointment of
the new assistants.
To Make Debut
Practices for the Oregon-Wash
ington State game on Monday,
when the trio will make their de
but, began yesterday. Bob Greer
will lead the girls’ section in yell
ing and Jack Carter will confront
the boys.
Greer Likes Girls
“I'm sure going to enjoy lead
ing the girls", was Greer’s only
comment on his new appointment.
Carter declared, “We'll raise the
spirit on this campus a notch
above anything it has been so far.”
The two assistants will hold the
positions filled last year by Art
Wiggin and Woody Slater, new
leader. Slater moved into the post
vacated by Bob Elliott.
Amateur Show
Will Be Given
Eugene Lions' Club
Performance Open
To All Students
Oregon student performers will
have an opportunity to receive
prizes ranging all the way from
$5 up to $50 in the fourth annual
Eugene Lions’ club amateur show
scheduled for this spring, Frank
J. Sherman, general chairman of
the contest, announced Friday.
Mr. Sherman stated that anyone
who has not received pay as a
professional performer may enter
the show and applications will be
available Sunday, February 18, in
the Eugene Register-Guard. The
event will take place April 1 and 2,
and preliminary tryouts will be
arranged at the end of March.
All those who perform have a
chance to win any of three top
prizes. First award is $50, second
is $25, and third is $10. In addition
anyone who appears as a part of
the program will receive $5.
The Lions’ club has sponsored
this contest, on the order of a Ma
jor Bowes amateur show, every
spring for the past four years.
Each year part of the money is
given to some outstanding charity.
The excess proceeds this year will
be used to build a Boy Scout cab
The show will be in McArthur
court and Mr. Sherman urged that
students apply just as soon as ap
plications are available as several
people have already written in
concerning the contest. He stated
that applications this fall are ex
pected to surpass those of any of
the other three years.
US Obliqed to China,
Dudley Tells AAUW
A quick picture of America’s
relationship in Japan and China
was given by A. G. Dudley, assist
ant professor in the school of busi
ness administration, at a meeting
in McMinnville of the American
Association of University Women
Discussing the subject, “Amer
ica in the Far East,” Mr. Dudley
pointed out that America is ob
ligated by her participation in the
Nine Power Pact to assist China.
Chocks Ready
Wage checks for student
workers will be available at
window 17 of Johnson hall be
tween 8 and 12 o’clock today,
the Oregon business office an
nounced Friday.
Plans Formed
Bq Union Group
Possible Designs
For New Building
To Be Chosen Soon
At the end of, Friday's regular
“open house” in the student union
room, Johnson hall, frosh promo
tion committee members reviewed
a week of activity and outlined
forthcoming projects.
Attempts were made to secure
F. A. Lawrence, campus architect,
to talk to the group on possible
designs for the student union
building, but a conference with
Oregon state engineering school of
ficials prevented his appearance.
Mr. Lawrence may speak at next
Thursday’s meeting.
Norris Reiterates
Professor Will V. Norris, who
addressed the frosh committee at
their last meeting, reiterated his
declaration of the need for an Ore
gon union hall in an interview re
The physics professor, who has
an important role in every con
struction at Oregon, said that the
new structure will necessarily be
large to fill all its requirements.
Present designs outline a $300,000
plant, adaptable to additional con
struction as enrollment grows.
Material in Llbe
Some of the material from the
display is now located in the li
brary circulation room, so that
more students will have an oppor
tunity to see the union buildings
at other colleges.
Me Sick Plenty;
Go to Infirmary;
Pretty Good Deal
By Tat Erickson
Me get sick
Almost dead
Go to infirmary’s
Big soft bed.
There we told
Forget exams
But sleep and sleep
Don’t give a dams.
Folks me wait on
Think me feeble—
Soon me feel like
Queen of Sheble.
N§w when me
Want hard life soften,
Me think me
Get sick more often.
—Whitman College Pioneer
* * *
Ladies’ Choice
Husbands are of three vari
eties—prize, surprise, and con
solation prize.
—The Daily Nebraskan
* * •
Colorado Sense of Humor
“Down with capitalism
And punctuation, too!’
“What big eyes you have
“And that, my dear, is how I
caught your grandfather.”
—Colorado Silver and Go),d ”
* * *,
That Man Again
Confucius say, "man who put
money in snow bank find it soon
—The Guiifordian