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Do They Mean It?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1940
Of Nazi Governmen t
Vojta Benes Says His Countrymen Believe
In American Ideals; Small Country
Called Hungry and Unhappy by Speaker
By RAY SC’HRICK
A new and greater Czechoslovakia based on the right and spiritual
strength of a small nation must overcome the oppression of German
domination, Votja Benes, noted Czech educator, declared in the music
auditorium last night before a capacity audience.
Describing a country pushed from its “home" in the world sphere of
activity, Mr. Benes voiced faith in the spiritual power which since 620
To Serve Tonight
The fall social activities will of
ficially open with the annual facul
ty reception given next Wednesday
by the University administration.
In Gerlinger hall from nine until
eleven o'clock during the reception
will be members of the receiving
line to greet old friends and extend
welcome to the newcomrs. The
faculty ranks will include Dr. Earl
M. Pallett, Dr. Donald M. Erb, Dr.
and Mrs. Frederick M. Hunter, and
Dr. and Mrs. Burn Brown Barker.
Faculty Wives to Assist
Assisting about the rooms will
be Mrs. Eric W. Allen, Mrs. C.
Valentine Boyer, Mrs. Virgil D.
Earl, Mrs. Calvin Crumbaker, Mrs.
J. R. Jewell, Mrs. Ralph W. Leigh
ton, Mrs. M. H. Douglass, Mrs.
Victor P. Morris, Mrs. Wayne L.
Morse, Mrs. O. F. Stafford, Mrs.
Howard R. Taylor, Mrs. R. M.
Lyon, Mrs. Karl Onthank, Mrs.
Theodore Kratt, Mrs. Charles G.
Howard, Mrs. Will V. Norris, Mrs.
Orlando J. Hollis, Dr. Astrid Wil
liams, Mrs. Dan E. Clark, Mrs.
Howard A. Hobson, Mrs. Philip A.
Parsons, Mrs. E. H. Moore, Mrs.
Kenneth Shumaker, Miss Ethel
Sawyer, Mrs. L. A. Wood, Mrs.
F. A. Cuthbert, Mrs. Alfred L.
Lomax, Miss Victoria Avakian,
Mrs. Eyler Brown, Mrs. C. L.
Huffaker, Mrs. W. F. G. Thacher,
Mrs. Gerald A. Oliver, Miss Gladys
Kerlee, and Miss Mabel A. Wood.
Coeds to Serve
Pouring- in the dining room will
be Mrs. L. H. Johnson, Miss Maude
Kerns, Mrs. Henry D. Sheldon, and
Mrs. W. R. B. Willcox. A group
of University girls will assist with
Mrs. Earl M. Pallett is general
chairman for the reception, Mrs.
Genevieve Turnipseed is chairman
for refreshments, Miss Maude
Kerns is in charge of decorations,
and Mrs. C. L. Schwering is chair
man for serving.
8A School Adds
This year in the Business Ad
ministration school there are five
graduate assistants: Mervin Holt
of Willamette university; Kenneth
Kohnen of Montana State univer
sity; Ehrman McFaddin of the
University of Oregon; and Walkei
Roberts from Utah State Agricul
These men replace Alvin Kertes
Jay Wilson, and Glen McDaniels
who were here last year.
Vernon Myers, an assistant Iasi
year, will also be here again thi;
Pome No. 35
Remember last year we complainec
’bout the light
That shone at the side of the libe
We asked a petition
To end that addition
So lovers could once more imbibe
The dean may have taken the ligh1
But she knows what she’s doing
'Cause that fertilizer
That smells to the skies are
Still bound to keep couples away
A.D. has been the guiding force of
his nation. He decried the Nazi
“rule of oppression” which has
turned the former republic into the
“largest prison in the world.”
Czechs Follow II. S. Ideals
“Czechs believe in the same
ideals as are stated in the United
States constitution,” Mr. Benes
explained. “We admire America
and its history of independence,
and will never bend our heads and
hearts to German force.”
Brother of Eduard Benes, presi
dent of the Czechoslovak republic,
the speaker traced a picture of
close comparison between the hap
py, free nation before Munich and
the destruction of educative forces
after Hitler’s domination.
“Munich," stated Mr. Benes, “is
the most unhappy name in Czecho
slovakian history. We lost more
than 1,250,000 people in addition
to Sudeten Germans; we lost our
! fortifications; and we lost our rich
ness and our forests.
Czechoslovakia Called Hungry
“Germany wants complete con
trol of the economic life and
Czechoslovakia is now a hungry
nation. Our hopes and beliefs are
now directed toward a new Czecho
slovakia for all Czechs.”
Mr. Benes pointed out that
Czech soldiers have continued the
fight for their nation both in
France and England following the
invasion of their country and are
attempting to withhold Hitler’s
legions from Great Britain at the
Benes Forced to Flee
Last June Mr. Benes himself was
forced to flee his country and he
has lived in America ever since
speaking to and for Czech citizens
in the United States.
The Oregon international ref
lations group sponsored his talk
Two numbers by the Eugene
Czech string orchestra were in
cluded on the evening’s program.
Members of the orchestra appeared
in native Czechoslovakian cos
The appointment of two new
psychology graduate assistants
was recently announced by Dr. H.
R. Taylor, head of the psychology
department. The new assistants
are John Leman, from Ohio State
university and Barney Bybee, from
Both Leman and Bybee are
working on their master’s degrees
besides their official duties in con
nection with general psychology
All other graduate assistants,
! with the exception of Elizabeth
| DeBusk who was married during
the summer, were reappointed, ac
cording to Dr. Taylor.
To Hear Graduate
Kenneth Leatherman, graduate
of the University, will speak at
the first fall meeting of campus
youth hostelers at the YWCA
bungalow Wednesday at 7:30. He
will relate some of his experiences
j in cycling through Europe the past
: summer, and of how he was caught
j across the Atlantic at the outbreak
of the war.
With members of the local ad
visory committee attending, the
group will complete plans for the
For recreation the group will
j play folk games with Rev. Willis
! ton Wirt as leader.
All holding hostel passes and
others interested in hosteling are
1 invited to attend.
Man Goes South
With Sigma Nu
Someone, who prefers to re
main anonymous, had a going
away party at the Sigma Nu
house Monday evening. That fact
in itself is fine, but the trouble
was that the Sigma Nus didn't
know anything about it.
The thief who enjoyed himself
at the Sigma Nus’ expense ap
propriated as "going away pres
ents” a brown leather suitcase,
two pairs of suit trousers, and a
pair of slacks from Burton Will
ford, a suit of clothes and ten
neckties from Paul McCarty’s
wardrobe and a suit of clothes,
a camera, an electric razor, and
a leather notebook from A1
Gray’s personal belongings.
NYA Meeting Set
At Four o'Clock
Judge Skipworth to
Dr. Erb to Preside
NYA students and supervisors
meet in the music auditorium at 4
Thursday afternoon to receive the
Oath of Allegiance now required of
all federal employees.
According to Karl W. Onthank,
dean of personnel administration,
all heads of departments to which
NYA students are assigned and all
staff members as well as NYA stu
dents are asked to be present at
Mutual responsibilities, oppor
tunities, regulations and procedures
will be discussed by those attend
ing the meeting.
President Donald Erb will pre
side; Judge George Skipworth,
Lane county circuit judge, will ad
minister the oath; Ivan G. Munro,
state NYA administrator, and
members of the NYA committee
will participate in the discussion.
According to the new law all
students must have taken the oath
of allegiance before they can go
on the NYA payroll.
Hears Taylor Talk
At Summer Meeting
Dr. H. R. Taylor, head of the
psychology department and past
president of the Western Psycho
logical association read his presi
dential address at the yearly meet
ing held in Los Angeles last June
14 and 15.
Dr. Taylor’s address was entitled
"Dimensions of Scholastic Apti
tude" and pointed out the more
technical aspect of developing
scholastic aptitude tests.
As Team Goes
To Palo Alto
Rally Squad Plans
Assembly, Sendof f
For UO Gridders
“Come to the Side and we'll give
you a ride,” is the slogan adopted
by the rally squad as plans for a
depot farewell rally after a pep
assembly in Gerlinger Thursday
morning are whipped into shape.
Cheering Webfoot football men
“on to Stanford” Pat Cloud, rally
committee man and program chair
man, has arranged for living or
ganizations on the campus to serve
11:30 luncheon so that students
may be at the downtown station
when the gridiron players pull out
for their California trip.
Pep Program Arranged
At 11 o'clock, the regular as
sembly time, a short 25-minute pep
program has been planned for Ger
linger hall. With the absence of
Yell King Woody Slater, who is
previewing the Indian campus,
working up a rooting section, and
handling Oregon’s affairs in Palo
Alto, Assistant Bob Greer will han
dle the megaphone at the rally.
“Ted” Oliver, mentor for the
Lemon and Green squad, will ad
dress the assembly, as will ASUO
Prexy Tiger Payne.
Fight Songs to Be Heard
Re-introducing the two new
Oregon fight songs which will
make their debut for the first time
during football season, the Uni
versity band under the direction of
John Stehn will make their ap
At 11:25, the assembly will be
dismissed so that students may
eat their noon meal a half hour
earlier and be at the station to
rally until the train has pulled out
of the station.
A special project of the rally
committee this year, and one that
will be continued throughout the
football season, is sponsoring the
gathering of the students at the
Side before the team leaves to
fight its battles on foreign fields.
Those owning cars are urged to be
there by Rally Head Pat Keller.
Transportation will be furnished to
'Y# Cabinet Meeting
Set for Wednesday
The student executive cabinet of
the YMCA will meet at the YMCA
building, 4 o’clock Wednesday. The
business will include a discussion
of the rally tonight and the year’s
program. Executives should bring
a written report of their plans.
These will be discussed as well as
finance, campaign, fall retreat, and
attendance at Rock Creek confer
ence which is being held October
18, 19, 20. v
By ELSIE BROWNELL
“There’s an inexpressible joy in
returning to a country where there
is plenty of food, clothing, and raw
materials for everyone,” declared
Michi Yasui, member of the junior
women’s honorary, Phi Theta Up
silon, who took a 13,000-mile trip
to Japan this summer.
Miss Yasui said that all white
rice is now mixed with brown rice,
wheat, flour, or some other grain
by an imperial decree. All fresh
meat, eggs, cheese, milk, fresh
fruit, and white sugar is scarce and
hard to get; cigarettes and match
es are rationed. Because of these
restrictions, the Japanese food in
this country is of better quality
than that in Japan, she pointed out.
Ancient Temples Unchanged
“Japan was celebrating her
2600th anniversary this year, and
so it was an opportune time to
study the culture and traditions of
the Japanese,” Miss Yasui said.
“I was most interested in the an
cient temples which have not
changed through the centuries.
Msny of them are put together
with wooden pegs instead of nails,”
i The beautiful temples of Kyoto,
the ancient capital of Japan, were
particularly impressive, she said.
Each temple is placed at quite a
distance from another, making it
as hard as possible to visit them.
Even the roads are graveled and
kept sunny bo that the pilgrims to
the temples will not find an easy
Beppu, a hot springs resort, was
another Interesting place, the Jap
anese student said. High fences of
barbed wire surround the springs
to keep disappointed Japanese
girls from jumping in and commit
ting suicide. Beppu was the oniy
city in southern Japan, where Miss
Yasui saw any Europeans.
War Restricts Food
While Miss Yasui was in Japan
she stayed with friends and rela
tives of her father. She lived as
the Japanese live, sleeping and eat
ing off the floor. Before leaving
the United States she expected to
be able to converse with the Jap
anese, but found that she talked
with an accent. She said that she
felt she would be able to converse
with them fluently and to find the
right bus or train‘more easily if
she ever visited Japan again.
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Dean Eric VV. Allen, of the
school of journalism, who is taking
an active part in activities com
memorating National Newspaper
To Be Observed
For Chapman Hall
Arthur Crookham, city editor of
the Oregon Journal, will speak to
journalism students in 207 Chap
man Thursday evening at 7:30 on
a subject relative to National
Newspaper week, now being cele
brated throughout the nation.
Mr. and Mrs. Crookham will be
entertained by Sigma Delta Chi
men’s professional journalism fra
ternity, and Theta Sigma Phi, wo
men’s national journalism honor
ary, at a banquet at the Del Ray
at 5:45 Thursday.
In regard to Mr. Crookham’s
coming Dean Eric W. Allen of the
University school of journalism
said, "He was here at the news
paper conference a year ago and I
was very interested in his talk at
The speaker is well known in
Oregon newspaper circles, having
served eight years as city editor
of the old Portland Telegram be
fore coming to the Journal.
Oregana Chief Calls
'41 Staff Aspirants
Webfoots will begin their annual
flight down town Tuesday to have
their individual pictures taken for
their living organizations’ page in
the Oregana, Editor Wilbur Bishop
announced at Monday night’s meet
bring The meeting was scheduled
to bring together for the first time
the staff members of the ’41 Lem
on and Green yearbook. Out of the
98 students who registered for po
sitions, 83 attended the meeting.
This number also included approxi
mately 30 freshmen.
Wilbur mentioned that those who
were unable to attend will still
have an opportunity to fill out an
application for a position on the
Oregana at the Editor's office in
McArthur court before the end of
All students attending were in
terviewed briefly and given a short
feature story to write. Staff writ
ers will be selected by this meth
Activities at U. of O.
Slated to Appear
For the first time a News Book
! containing significant ASUO activ
| ities will be published with Roy C.
Metzler as publicity manager.
Promotion, publicity, and co
ordination of educational activities
will be gathered into this News
Book wth such a title as “Oregon’s
Associated Women Students Make
} News.’’ There will be a news chair
! man for each important activity.
A regular staff of workers will be
supervised by Metzler.
The News Book will be the size
of a full page Emerald and in
loose leaf form. It will promote
efficiency and explain the various
activities. In future years valuable
information may be gleaned from
Plan Okays Rally,
Dance; Bonfire Out
By EP HOYT
“Plans for the University of
Oregon homecoming program
scheduled for the weekend of Nov.
9 are being laid well in advance
this year, stated Tiger Payne,
ASUO president, “and will include
several novel ideas. Although it
was hoped that the plans could be
under way last spring term, the
idea could not be carried out (hie
to the late date of elections.
This year's homecoming chair
man and committee will be chosen
at a meeting of the educational ac
tivities board, scheduled for Tues
day, October 8, and several candi
dates have already filed their pe
titions for the chairmanship.
No Bonfire Planned
New plans are being inaugurat
ed this year for the ceremonies and
activities of the entire weekend and
Payne is attempting to secure a
larger budget for the rally com
mittee to work with. This year,
due to the frosh game with Ore
gon State college scheduled for No
vember 8, the freshman bonfire will
necessarily be eliminated. However,
tentative plans that the noise pa
rade will be on the calendar as in
the past and will precede a gen
eral parade which will culminate in
a rally at Hayward field.
“Although it is lamentable that
the bonfire must be eliminated
from the program, during the past
few years it has become increas
ingly difficult to obtain the ma
terials and due to the increase in
building, especially around the
University, it has been necessary
to move the bonfire further and
further from the campus each
year,” stated Elmer Fansett, al
Fansett mentioned several other
plans that are being considered for
this year, one of which proposed a
luncheon and get together of all
Order of O men.
New Board to Meet
This homecoming is unique in
that it will mark the first meeting
of the new board of directors
which was formed the early part
of this year. This board is com
posed of commissioners chosen
from all the counties in the state.
It will meet to discuss what has
been done during the past year
and what will be done in the future.
This year’s homecoming dance,
according to Payne and Fansett,
will be one of the most enjoyable
of all time and will provide the
alumni and undergraduates an op
portunity to get acquainted.
Set For Saturday
Favorable Impression on College Male
Will Challenge Charm of Freshman Gals;
Men's Feet Will Do Heavy Duty
By BETTY JANE BIOOS
How to impress a male in 20 minutes is the new perplexing problem
bothering freshman girls with the declaration from the heads of
houses that the women's living organizations will hold their annual
"open house" Saturday evening from 7:00 to 11:45.
The "bunion derby" as it is called colloquially on the campus, is an
annual fete during fall term, given to informally introduce the “ducks”
to the “drakes.”
Following the custom men's or
ganizations will migrate from one
women's house after a 20-minute
dancing program. A 10-minute
intermission will break the dates
so that fraternity, dorm, co-op, and
independent males will have time
to dash from Alder street to the
The "line of march" of the men
will be released later this week for
publication, Barbara Pierce, head
of houses prexy announced.
Town Men With Yeonien
The four-hour marathon is free
and an entertaining way of meet
ing other students on the campus,
President Pierce stated. Arrange
ments are being made for town un
affiliated fellows to make a group
of their own and travel with the
Yeomen, she added.
Women’s houses will furnish
radio music for the 20-minute
dancing whirl, Miss Pierce stated,
with light blinking signifying the
end of the period.
Campus social Chairman Bette
Morfitt has decreed short silks and
heels for the hostesses and dark
suits for men.
YMCA to Welcome
Rally for all students and espe
cially for freshmen will be held in
the YMCA hut tonight. The place
the YMCA plays in a well rounded
university experience will be dis
cussed by Chairman G. Bernhard
Fedde. John Cavanagh will also
discuss the same topic from the
viewpoint of a student leader.
Wayne Kelty will give a sum
mary of the hopes and expecta
tions for the coming year. Cliff
Matson will introduce committee
chairmen, discussing briefly their
parts in the YMCA program. He
will also explain the purpose of
the frosh commission, giving some
alternative suggestions. These will
be taken up further when the
frosh commissions meet Wednes
day, October 9 at 7:30.
Paul Sutley, executive secretary
of the YMCA, will say a few words
of welcome and introduce Mr. Wirt
of the Congregational church.
Attitude of Czechs
Expressed by Benes
By BILL FENDALL
“My son is fighting as a plain
soldier on British soil,” the aged
Czech leader, Vojta Benes, told a
small group of after-speech admir
ers in the music auditorium last
Referring now and then to an in
terpreter, a native of Czechoslova
kia and a wearer of the insignia
of the Veterans of Foreign War of
the U. S., for a word he has not
yet mastered in his 18 months in
the United States, the elder of the
Benes brothers told how he was in
Czechoslovakia upon the eve of
German domination of his country
and how he secretly traveled into
northern Europe and on to the
United States to escape the Ger
“Our attitude towards the Brit
ish?” he repeated, while fingering
the bottom of his broad mustache,
“we are with the British to the
last,” he said simply his expression
telling more than his words.
“I admire this man Winston
Churchill; what happened at Mu
nich when Chamberlin was head of
the British government is to be
I regretted, but that is past,” the
erect white-haired man talked
along. He startled interviewing
students with, “The British are a
selfish people.” He paused, then
smiled, "but I'll tell you something
—the others are, too!”
“Not ‘minister’ of education,”
corrected the great Czech educator
while speaking earlier in the eve
ning with a university professor.
“Minister is a political term. My
title was general superintendent of
education,” he added in his slow
Seventeen years older than his
brother Eduard, who is now presi
dent of the new British-sponsored
Czech republic, Vojta is traveling
the Yankee circuit pleading each
day with American audiences for
them to “preserve their own de
mocracy” so that in turn they will
save democracy for the World.
His interpreter told how Vojta,
who is a poor man, never accepts
money, but tells those who offer
him money i to send it to English
for the aid of Czech pilots who are
fighting with the RAF.
Acclaimed with his brother as
“the brains of Europe,” Vojta
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For 'Old Oregon'
Is U. of O. Alumnus
One of the highlights of the Oc
tober issue of Old Oregon will be
an article by Yosuke Matsuoka,
foreign minister of Japan and Ore
gon alumnus, which is entitled “A
Far Eastern Report.” Mr. Matsu
oka, who received his LL.B. at the
University was selected as for
eign minister last July.
According to Roy Vernstrom,
Old Oregon editor, another article
to hold the spotlight will be that
of Minoru Yasui, assistant to the
consul of Japan in Chicago, who
will write an auxiliary article on
Mr. Matsuoka. Mr. Yasui, also a
graduate of the University was a
Phi Beta Kappa while in school,
received his BA in 1937, and his
LL.B. in 1939.
Alumni Called Into Army
"This month’s Old Oregon will,
of necessity, be tinged with the
military aspect due to the nature
of articles and also to report the
number of Oregon alumni who are
at present engaged in military
service, either with the national
guard or with the regular army.
The most notable of the men re
cently called into service are Del
Stanard, president of the alumni
association and Carlton Spencer,
CAA director and University law
professor. Dr. Stanard is serving
as major in the medical corps of
the national guard, having been
called into active duty for one year,
and Professor Spencer is serving
as a major on the staff.
Vernstrom said that excerpts
from an article by Chancellor Hun
ter will also be included in the
coming issue. This article, which
has been widely published through
out the country by newspapers and
wire services deals with the pres
ent crisis in civilization as it re
lates to higher education.
“The October issue will be out by
the middle of the month at least,”
stated Vernstrom, “and will con
tain many articles of interest to
the students as well as to the al
Tiger Payne Plans
To Publicize UO
A series of five radio programs
to publicize the University is be
| ing planned for the near future by
Tiger Payne, ASUO prexy.
Payne is attempting to get Pa
cific coast and is possible nation
wide hookups for this series. The
programs will feature student tal
ent and various facts about the
' University. The programs will be
! conducted over one of the Port
land stations and the arrangements
are being effected with the aid of
Bruce Hamby, athletic publicity
director. Tige will put a petition
before the educational activities
board to grant a budget of $250
for the series. The hookups will al
legedly cost $50 apiece.
Dr. French to Teach
Dr. D. R. French, associate pro
fessor of economics, is teaching
several classes at the Portland ex
i tension center Friday evening and
He is conducting a class in prin
ciples of economics, in comparative
economic systems, a reading and
conference section, and an econom