Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 09, 1940, Image 1

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Not Trick Photography Either
A group of students inspect the latest in traffic signs—one built
for Reversia. This sign remained for several weeks along Hilyard
street, but was finally replaced last week. The students in the picture,
from left to right, are: Walter Miller, Lilyann Veatch, and Sherman
Retail Merchants
Meet on Campus
Annual Conclave
Features Talks
By Many Visitors
More than one hundred retail
merchants were on the Univer
sity of Oregon campus yesterday
to attend the fourth annual con
ference of the Oregon Retail Dis
tributors institute.
The morning sessions of the
one-day conference were taken
up with registration, election of
officers, and a number of ad
dresses. Afternoon sessions were
occupied in discussions of morn
ing address topics. Richard G.
Montgomery, president of the in
stitute. presided at both morning
and afternoon sessions.
The primary purpose of the re
tailers conference is for the va
rious merchants to air problems
which confront them in their
business and hear an open dis
cussion of them by panel speak
ers and authorities on their par
ticular problem, according to Dr.
N. H. Cornish, professor of bus
iness administration at the Uni
versity and secretary of the in
The conference concluded last
night with a banquet at St.
Mary's Episcopal church.
(Addition al details on page 3)
Westminster to Give
Luncheon Today
Westminster house's Tuesday
noon luncheon will start at 12
o’clock sharp today. Reserva
tions should be made early.
Discussion will take place dur
ing the meal. The food is home
cooked by Westminster mothers
and costs 25 cents a meal.
Lights Burn Late
As Students Get
Late War News
“Lights out” rules went by the
boards last night in many soror
ity and fraternity houses as stu
dents sat by their radios, listen
ing to the latest news of Ger
many’s invasion of Denmark and
Norway’s subsequent declaration
of war on Germany.
Direct reports from the capi
tals of Europe kept CBS and
NBC stations on the air almost
all night while many listeners
with short wave radios were tun
ing directly to foreign stationss
for the latest news.
University of Oregon students
are true Webfoots. Despite tor
rents of spring rain, students
have been seen canoeing on the
mill-race this year.
Harry Barnes
To TalkToday
At Assembly
World Problems
Will Be Discussed
By Noted Authority
World problems and questions
of international politics will again
come to the fore this morning
when Harry E. Barnes, noted
newspaper columnist and author
ity on world politics, addresses a
special student body assembly in
Gerlinger hall on “The Crisis in
World History.”
Karl W. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel, announced yesterday that
the program will take the place
of the usual Thursday assembly
and that Tuesday 11 o'clock
classes will meet Thursday morn
In past years Mr. Barnes has
lectured in many cities of Eur
ope, including Berlin and Munich.
A collection, “World Politics,”
recently brought all his speech
material up to date.
(Additional details on page 6)
'Idiot's Delight' Has
Two Original Songs
Two original songs will make
their debut Friday night at the
University theater’s premier of
“Idiot’s Delight.” The music and
the lyrics were composed by Wil
ford Rodman, author of the tunes
in last year’s hit “With Fear and
Trudy Harland, playing the role
of Shirley, one of the six Euro
pean travelling chorus girls, will
introduce the number, “The Lady
Says She Is a Russian.” A dance
routine accompanies the second
song, which entitled "Cornfed
Katie.” Gerry Smith will appear
as Harry Van with three of his
troupe of “Lei Blondes”—Donr.a
Row, Pat Taylor, and Trudy Har
Jand. Miss Harland will also vo
calize this number.
“Idiot’s Delight” will be under
the direction of Horace W. Robin
son, assistant professor of drama,
who also produced “With Fear
and Trembling.”
(Addition ul details on pcti/c 3)
Win Scholarship
George Luoma, business mana
ger of the Emerald, has been
awarded the $100 \V. F. G.
Thacher scholarship presented
annually to the outstanding jun
ior in advertising and general
business ability.
Luoma Awarded
$100 Scholarship
Emerald Ad Chief
Honored at Meet
George Luoma, Emerald busi
ness manager, was awarded the
$100 W. F. G. Thacher scholar
ship, given each year to the out
standing junior in advertising and
general business ability, at a
meeting of the Oregon chapter of
Alpha Delta Sigma held in Port
land Saturday.
At the same meeting Wally
Rossmann was presented the Bob
Byington cup for being the Uni
versity student most helpful to
Alpha Delta Sigma during the
past year, and plans were form
ulated for next year's national
The scholarship received by
Luoma is awarded annually and
is financed by Foster and Kleiser,
the Oregon Journal, and the Ore
Jose Iturbi Fascinates UO Crowd
Jose Iturbi. that vigorous little
Valencian who for the past decade
has been proving to Americans
that the Spanish can be versatile
pianists as well as fighters, was
the lone attraction on the second
and final day of the University’s
“first spring music festival.”
Playing at the final ASUO con
cert of the year last night in Mc
Arthur court, he demonstrated
his capability of putting on a
“one-man show” and making it a
good one.
The audience was only a mid
dle-sized one—compared to Sun
day night’s crowd—but the di
minutive Spanish pianist came
to the platform first to play Han
del's air with variations, “The
Harmonica Blacksmith,” a hush
ofiexpectancy fell upon his listen
ers. His pudgy fingers seemed
slightly reticent as they tried to
get the “feel” of the keyboard.
Crowd Enthusiastic
Mozart’s “Sonata in B Flat Ma
jor, K. 333’ was Mr. Iturbi's sec
ond number in the classical group.
In interpreting this 150-year-old
work he exhibited no hesitancy,
and in spite of the audience’s lack
of familiarity with it, they re
sponded with enthusiasm to Mr,
Iturbi’s performance.
Stern as a professor giving a
final while he was playing, Mr.
Iturbi smiled broadly when he
graciously accepted the audi
ence’s applause. Although some
of his arm movements between
rotes resemble1 the Australian
crawl more than anything else,
there is little of the “artiste's’’
affectation in his manner.
The pianist really came into his
own when he played Beethoven's
“Sonata in F Minor,’’ better
known as the “Appassionata.’’
The first movement, and the al
legro ma non troppo—in which
he “pounds back the destinies"—
were especially noteworthy for in
telligent comprehension of the
composer’s meaning.
The final group was made up
of selections from the romantics:
an intermezzo and a rhapsody
from Brahms, and several color
ful and impressionistic bits from
Robert Russell Benet, Ravel, and
Albeniz. The encores were all
splendid, but the audience was
disappointed at not hearing the
Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue"
which the press notices had prom
Queen Ballot
Scheduled at
Noon Today
Royal Court for
Junior Weekend
To Be Announced
“At noon today the campus
will know the names of the coeds
who were selected last Friday to
serve in the royal court of Junior
Weekend,” Lloyd Sullivan, chair
man of the 1940 weekend, said
last night.
Today from noon until 4 o’clock
students will flock to the polls in
the YWCA Bungalow to cant"'
their votes for the girl they
think should be queen of the Jun
ior Weekend domain on May 10,
11, and 12, according to Bill Ehr
man, prime minister of the week
A joint faculty-student com
mittee picked five girls from 19
contestants Friday afternoon,
who, they believed, would quali -
fy for the positions. The names of
the lucky quintet have been kept
secret in order to make sure that
secret in order to make sure that
the girl who is elected queen will
be chosen for her popularity arid
appearance. Weekend Chairman
Sullivan said.
ASUO card holders will be en
titled to one vote, while holders
of junior class cards will receive
an additional vote. The election
begins at noon and will end at 4
Band to Play
Fight Songs
ASUO executives will hear two
new Oregon fight songs, chosen
from a number submitted to the
student fight song committee, for
the first time at 4 :40 today when
they meet with the University
band in the ROTC shack.
The meeting was arranged pri
marily to let the student leaders*
hear the two songs and decide
which would make the most ap
propriate victory chant for the
U. , of O.. according to Elbert
Hawkins, chairman of the com
Ea it tee.
"The committee has narrowed
the list down to two songs and
we feel that the student execu
tives should hear and make the
choice of one of these," Hawkins
One of these songs was written
and published by a group of Ore
gon alums in Los Angeles while
the other was composed by a
University student, Les Irvin.
Warren, Ned Johns
Talk at Oakland
Freshman Coach John Warren
and Med Johns, assistant profes
sor of physical education, trav
eled to Oakland, Oregon, last
night and addressed an assembly
at the Oakland high school.
Mr. Warren spoke on the Ore
gon athletic department, whilo
Mr. Johns outlined the work cf
the physical education depait