Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 03, 1940, Image 1

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Newspaper Week
Wage-Hour Law
So be it...
Frosh Football
Hoop Squad
Flavelle Ducks
Student Union
Fund Granted
(50 Dividend
Frosh Committee
Continues to Work
As Soph Group
Fifty dollars nearer to reality,
the campus student union building
moved yesterday when Glenn Wil
liams, head of last year’s freshman
committee, turned over that
amount to John Cavanagh, student
union chairman.
The money represented dividends
received on Co-op receipts donated
by students to the student union
movement in a campaign spon
sored last spring by the frosh com
Fro*h Promote
Still carrying the burden of pro
motion of the student union, last
year's frosh committee now as
sumes the position of the sopho
more student union committee.
Glenn Williams, chairman of last
year’s frosh group, will serve as
assistant chairman of the entire
student union movement, the gen
eral chairman announced. Also
maintained on the central commit
tee will be Eleanor Sederstrom and
Barbara Pierce.
New Group
Picked on proved ability a new
frosh student union committee will
be named the first of winter term.
Leadership in both activities and
scholarship will be given consid
eration in selecting the group at
that time.
Expressing satisfaction at the
work done by the active frosh
group last year, student union
leaders emphasized the fact that
only outstanding first year stu
dents would be named to the com
mittee. In this way, it is hoped,
they said, to transform the stu
dent union building from a mere
plan to a very real student activ
ity center.
Concert Ticket
Sales Proceed
Season tickets for the 1940-41
Greater Artist Series went on sale
yesterday at the ASUO ticket of
fice in McArthur court, the educa
tional activities office announced
last night.
The reserved seat tickets will
sell for $4, $5 and $6 and will in
clude admission to the perform
ances or artists including Paul
Robeson, Gladys Swarthout, and
Alec Templeton.
November 7 will mark the pro
gram given by Paul Robeson, world
famous negro baritone who ap
peared before the students four
years ago. He will be followed by
Cornelia Otis Skinner, actress, who
will present her monologues on No
vember 15. Other artists included
in the series at later dates will be
the Don Cossack chorus, January
14; Alec Templeton, April 15, and
Gladys Swarthout, February 11.
Reserve Officer
Takes Air Post
Thomas W. Fishburn, Oregon
graduate, left the campus Wed
' nesday for Riverside, California,
where he will take a position as
administration officer with the
army air corps.
Fishburn has been a second lieu
tenant in the infantry reserve since
his graduation last June.
While attending the University,
he was a member of Sigma Delta
Psi arid a student in the CAA
course given here.
YW to Entertain
There will be a fireside tea in
the YW bungalow this afternoon
at 4, according to Jean Crites,
YW president. The tea is open to
all girls who wish to attend. Lois
Nordling is general chairman of
the affair.
On 'Bunion Derby'
I do not mind dancing
f From here to the pampas,
But I wish that the tri-Delts
Were nearer the campus.
J. W. S.
Open House Proves
Hard On Feet, Thrill
For Campus Hearts
'Twas the night before open
house and all through the sororities
and fraternities the boys and girls
were in training—resting their
feet, deciding upon their most com
fortable shoes, and planning elab
orate excuses for "sitting this one
For it cannot be denied that open
house, better known as the "bun
ion” derby, while an excellent
means for the eds of the campus to
meet the coeds it is a BIT wearing
on feet. Strong men quail and big
“bruisers” blanche at the memory
of the weary trek from house to
house, yet they couldn't be paid to
miss the event.
Keeps ’Em Coming
There’s something about all
those cute little freshman girls that
keeps the lads going to the last
house. And there's something
about all those unknown men com
ing in every 20 minutes that ap
peals to every girl’s romantic na
ture. Who knows, the man of her
dreams may be in the next group,
and it wouldn’t do to miss him.
Of course until he comes she
must forget the punishment of her
brand new spike-heeled pumps and
overlook the awkwardness of danc
ing with a boy who barely comes
to her shoulder. And then, too, that
smooth-dancing senior must re
member that that cute little trick
from Podunk isn’t to blame if the
only step she learned in her home
town is more closely related to the
Virginia reel. He must remember
that when he first joined the stu
dent body girls weren’t exactly
palpitating to dance with him.
Grant vs. California
It’s really amazing, though, to
see how well those of the famous
Grant-style for example, get along
with the California dancers who
evidently are used to dancing in a
scant square foot of room. Then
when 11:45 comes many of the
girls and boys are startled by the
realization that the remaining 30
minutes aren’t half long enough to
handle the three dates made in the
course of the evening for a “coke”
If any freshman thinks “open
house” is Saturday night and Sat
urday night only she will certainly
learn differently for days and even
weeks afterward a completely un
known voice accompanied by an
equally unfamiliar name is apt to
telephone for a date. Then it is that
brains are racked and sorority sis
ters consulted as to whether
Throckmorton Smith is that abso
lutely divine tall, blond creature
who danced so marvelously or if
he could possibly have been that
horrible one who didn’t believe in
dancing and spent the entire time
explaining disastrous depth into
which the United States will sink I
if Roosevelt should happen to be
NYA Students
Take Oath Today
Dr. Erb Will Head
Group at 4 o'Clock
In Music Building
In accordance With a recent fed
eral law all students having NYA
positions and their supervisors will
meet today at 4 p.m. in the music
auditorium to pledge allegiance to
the flag.
As students will not be listed on
the federal payroll until the oath
is taken, it is imperative that they
attend the assembly, NYA officials
President Donald M. Erb will
preside. Ivan G. Munro, state NYA
administrator, will lead a discus
sion of the mutual responsibilities
and privileges of National Youth
administration workers.
Judge G. F. Skipworth will ad
minister the oath.
Group Surveys
Campus Wages
Minimum Salary
Advanced for All
Student Workers
“The investigation of campus
wages has gotten well under way
with a survey of employers now
being taken,” Bob Calkins, gen
eral chairman of the checkup re
ported Wednesday.
The first method of procedure In
the investigation will be a general
survey of all the restaurants and
living organizations employing stu
dents of the university. The name
of the employer, the number of
students employed, the minimum
wage paid the employees and
whether or not the employer
charges for breakage will consti
tute the, questions asked by the
The chairman stated that all re
ports will be in by Monday, Octo
ber 7, and that the committee will
then contact all employers and at
tempt to raise the minimum wage
to 35 cents per hour.
Calkins is quite sure that all the
firms in Eugene will cooperate in
this drive and that it wll be ulti
mately successful.
"An investigation of this type
has long been needed on the cam
pus, and I believe that in the end a
35c minimum wage will be more
satisfactory to employers and em
ployees alike.”
CAA Flying Course
Classes Still Open
Oregon ducks who want to fly
will still have a chance this term,
provided they have put in an ap
plication, according to J. C. Sto
vall, assistant CAA director.
“The class is not entirely filled
yet,” Mr. Stovall announced, "and
all students who have applied for
the training should watch the Em
erald for notice to come check with
the office in Fenton concerning the
Replaces Spencer
Mr. Stovall is in active charge
of the Civil Aeronautics Authority
this year, in place of Carlton E.
Spencer, law professor and direc
tor, who is temporarily stationed
with the National Guard in Salem.
Assistant Director Stovall also
announced that, “Any students, in
cluding freshmen, who wish to ap
ply for future training courses can
fill out applications in 314 Fenton
any afternoon from 1 to 5.”
Taught in Deady
The ground courses, which are
good for six hours of upper division
credit^ are taught at 7 p.m. in
Deady hall every Tuesday, Wed
nesday, and Thursday evening. Mr.
Stovall cautioned that although
ground courses can be audited
there will be no credit given unless
the students also do work in the
In summary Mr. Stovall said
that the present training period
would end January 15 and that
students who successfully complet
ed the three courses totaling 72
hours of ground instruction, actual
flying lessons, and other require
ments, would be given a private
flyer’s license.
Cost Listed
The total cost of the course is
$25 which includes $6 for the
physical examination, $10 for the
University course fee, and $9
which covers insurance cost.
Mr. Stovall requests that the fol
lowing persons get in touch with
him at Fenton hall by tomorrow
afternoon, for conference concern
ing the course: Lloyd Tansing,
Jack Bryant, Bill Chapman, Don
Johnson, Harold Knutson, William
Larson, Albert Maurice Linn,
[ James Russell, and Verlin Wolfe.
Gurley Says
Athletic Drive
Hits New Hiyh
To Meet at Igloo
For Conference
“From the opening of the athletic
card drive up till 5 p.m. Wednes
day 2028 year cards had been sold
to students of the University of
Oregon this year, compared with
2230 of last fall term,” Joe Gurley,
chairman of the drive, announced
last night.
Gurley made an appeal for all
the campus salesmen and living
organization representatives to
meet at McArthur court in the
ASUO ticket office at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday to receive additional de
tails and to report on the card
sales. At that time the winners in
the salesmanship contest will be
announced to the representatives.
More Expected
“At 5:00 today nine living or
ganizations had reached the 100
per cent mark and from all indica
tions several more will do so to
The drive will officially close at
5 p.m. Friday but tickets may be
obtained by students registering
late and newcomers at the ASUO
ticket office in McArthur court.
Prizes Given
All living organizations to go
100 per cent by Friday will receive
a $10 money order prize with which
they can buy records. The organi
zations going first will, according
to Gurley, receive additional prizes.
Those leading the drive are; Bil
lie Christiansen in charge of soror
ities, Lou Torgeson, who is han
dling the men’s living organiza
tions, and Ken Erickson, who is
leading the independents.
G. T. Smith to Play
'Touch Wood' Role
Gerald T. Smith will play one of
the leading roles in the University
Players forthcoming production,
"Touch Wood.” A University of
Oregon graduate, he has played
Harry Van in the campus produc
tion of "Idiot’s Delight,” Mat in
"Anna Christie,” and numerous
parts in the Portland Civic theater.
"Touch Wood” is an English
comedy. It is set in a Scotch re
sort hotel where the characters are
guests. To give scene shifters a
vacation, and the audience a chance
to stretch cramped legs, one of the
scenes will be played in the John
son hall theater while the other
scenes will take place in the lounge
of Gerlinger hall.
A complete casting, except for
one part, includes a veteran group
—G. T. Smith, Helene Parsons,
Mary Staton, Gerda Brown, Flo
rence Shumaker, Wilfred Road
man, Trudy Harland, Adrian Mar
tin, Roberta Quigley, Jimmy Toner,
and George Turnbull.
The performance will be Octo
ber 18, 19, and possibly 23. Due to
limited seating capacity, the audi
ence will be re ’ricted to 100 per
sons for each *how. All seats Yill
be reserved.
Spanish Forum Set
Dr. L. O. Wright, Spanish pro
fessor will lead a discussion on
pronunciations of Spanish at the
Eugene Fortnightly club. Solidar
ity of the Americas is the topic
for the organization this year.
Campus Calendar
CAA Assistant Director J. C.
Stovall requests that the follow
ing persons get in touch with him
at 314 Fenton hall by tomorrow
; afternoon for conference concern
ing pilots training: Lloyd Tansing,
Jack Bryant, Bill Chapman, Don
Johnson, Harold Knutson, William
Larson, Albert Linn, James Rus
sell, and Verlin Wolfe.
The University of Oregon Young
Democrats will hold their organiza
tion meeting on the third floor of
Gerlinger hall at 7:30 this evening.
All students and faculty members
i who are interested are urged to
j attend.
Male Lead
Pictured above is Gerald T.
Smith, who will fill one of the
loading roles in “Touch Wood,”
drama department play, when it
is presented here this month.
Journal Editor
To Speak Today
Writers Will Hear
Arthur Crookham
At 7:30 Assembly
In observance of National News
paper week, Arthur Crookham,
city editor of the Oregon Journal,
wjll speak as guest in a journalism
assembly at 7:30 tonight in 207
The meeting, it is announced to
day, will be open to the public.
Because the meeting is to be held
I*.. Chapman, seating accbmmoda
tions will be sufficient for a good
sized audience.
Immediately preceding the
assembly, Mr. and Mrs. Crookham
will be guests at a banquet spon
sored jointly by Theta Sigma Phi,
women's national journalism hon
orary, and Sigma Delta Chi, pro
fessional journalistic fraternity.
The banquet will be held at the
Del Rey at 5:4^
Before accepting his present po
sition on the Journal, Crookham
was for eight years city editor of
the old Portland Telegram. He >s
well known in state journalism
Library Offers
Inspection Tours
To New Students
New students will have an op
portunity to become acquainted
with the library through the tours
of inspection which are to be con
ducted this week, it was announced
These tours last about 45 min
utes and take place on Thursday,
October 3, at 10 a.rn. and 4 p.m.,
and Saturday, October 5, at 10 a.m.
Those interested may sign up at
the information desk.
Schenk Will Attend
Advertising Meeting
Harry Schenk, assistant profes
sor of journalism and secretary of
the Oregon Newspaper Publishers
association will leave Eugene
Thursday to attend a meeting of
the Advertising Managers’ asso
ciation of the ONPA.
He will return to the campus
and leave Monday for Chicago to
attend meetings of the Newspaper
Managers’ association and Nation
al Editorial association.
Schenk will be accompanied on
the trip by Giles L. French, presi
lent of the Oregon Newspaper Pub
lishers association and Verne Mc
Kinney, president of the Oregon
Press conference and a director of
NEA. They will be gone approxi
mately two weeks.
Chess Enthusiasts
Plan Organization
All students interested in chess
are urged to communicate with
Dean Dwyer at 447-J who is at
tempting to form a chess club on
the campus.
Tentative plans include placing
chess tables in the YMCA.
Students to Start UO
Squad on Indian Hunt
Lunch Hour
Moved Up for
Station Rally
Caravan Will Trek
Downtown to Cheer
Team to Palo Alto
Lunch signals will sound a half
hour earlier today as Oregon root
ers prepare a mass send-off for the
Palo Alto-bound grid team at noon,
rally committeemen stress.
Terminating at 11:25, a rally
assembly in Gerlinger will start the
ball rolling for the down-town
trek of the campus immediately
after lunch. All available cars are
All living organizations will
have 11:30 luncheon today,
heads of houses and interfratern
ity council ruled, in order that
students may attend the station
to be at the College Side to form
a caravan of cheering, horn-blow
ing students down Thirteenth
street and Willamette to the sta
tion, with the rally committee and
the University band along to keep
enthusiasm at a fever pitch.
The D ticks face the Stanford In
dians Saturday in the first game
away of the season and Tex Oli
ver's 1940 edition of the Lemon
and Greek will get an appropriate
student demonstration, rallymen
believe. With one win to their
credit, the Ducks will combat a
new Stanford style of play under
a new coach, a team rated high by
coast football experts.
Bob Greer will pinch-hit today
for Yell Chief Woody Slater, al
ready south on pre-game arrange
ments for Oregon.
Graduate Student
Enrollment to Close
Registration for graduate stu
dents carrying more than six hours
of work closes noon Saturday, Oc
tober 5. Those with lighter loads
may continue to sign up without
penalty during the following week
also, the registrar's office an
nounced last night.
A fine of $1 per day, up to a
maximum of $5, will be charged for
late registration.
Before registering for the last
three hours of thesis work, ordin
arily a nine-hour course, students
this year must present their first
draft to their adviser. This regu
lation is expected to prevent last
minute rushing of advisers and in
sure careful work on the student’s
part, according to C. L. Constance,
assistant registrar.
Loss of Wallet
May Force Boy
To Quit School
This Is the story of a boy who
may have to quit school.
Tuesday, on a trip downtown,
he lost his wallet. In it was $23
—every cent he had left after
paying tuition and fees.
He tends furnace for his room,
but no money for food will be
forthcoming until his first NYA
check lute this month. Thus it
is that loss of the money will al
most certainly necessitate quit
ting school.
The Emerald prints this ap
peal in the hope that the finder
may be able to identify the lost
wallet. The boy is Vincent Yar
dum, a first-year student. Any
news of the wallet may be tele
phoned to the housing secretary,
Johnson hall, or to the Emerald.'
Of course, no questions will be
Emerald Names
Reporting Staff
Positions Given 28
Students Following
Tuesday Meeting
Out of the five score students
who crammed roorh 105 in. the
journalism building Tuesday eve
ning for the fall term Emerald
staff meeting, only 28 of them
could be used on the regular re
porting beats, Kent Stitzer, news
editor, announced last night.
Most of the reporters who re
ceived appointments under the new
set-up of Editor Lyle Nelson, have
had previous Emerald experience,
with freshman workers being ap
pointed to night staff or copy desk.
Appointments Posted
Appointments of the latter two
departments on the campus daily
will be posted on the bulletin board
in the news room today, Managing
Editor Jimmie Leonard stated.
Newcomers whose names do not
appear on the following list of re
porters are urged to see Assistant
News Editors Wes Sullivan or
Betty Jane Biggs for a personal
Reporters Named
Regular Emerald reporters will
be: Don Butzin, Mildred Wilson,
Barbara Lamb, Corinne Wignes,
Johnny Kahananui, Ray Schrick,
Ep Hoyt, Russ Hudson, Lee Flat
berg, Byron Mayo, Howard Ban
kus, Bob Hiatt, Mimi O'Donnell,
Charles Polar, Hunter Van Sicklen,
Maxine Miller, Harry Rhorer, Bob
Whitely, Jim Thayer, Elsie Brown
ell, Phil Sinnott, Ann Reynolds,
Bernie Engel, Bob Frazier, Lois
Hulser, and Glenn Hasselrooth.
Student Loans Nearly
Double 1939 Figure
Approximately 500 University
of Oregon students have already
borrowed $13,307.50 of the $15,000
emergency student loan fund, ac
cording to the University business
Translated, this means that the
same number of borrowers as last
fall has drawn nearly twice as
much in cash. According to J. Or
ville Lindstrom, University busi
ness manager, the increase in in
dividual loans can be attributed to
the unit payment plan now in ef
fect with regard to tuition fees.
Payment by thirds has been al
lowed during the past few years.
Loans Limited
Individuals may tap the emer
gency fund to the extent of their
required fees, not including non
: residence, music, or other special
payments. Only one loan can be
j drawn at a time and it must be
| repaid before the student may reg
ister for another term’s work.
By order of the state board of
higher education, the fund mu3t
bear the brunt of all direct costs
occasioned by its maintenance.
Therefore, a service charge of 25
cents is assessed for all loans up
to $10, and 50 cents for all loans
over this amount. Students who do
not pay their notes at the end of
the first month will be required to
pay an additioal service charge of
25 cents a month for the ensuing
five months and 6 per cent inter
est on the unpaid balance thereaf
ter until paid.
Committee Listed
The fund is administered by a
committee consisting of Virgil D.
Earl, dean of men; Karl W. On
thank, dean of personnel, and
Lindstrom. Assisting the commit
tee as secretary is Miss Rowena
Elgin. Men students desiring loan®
should report directly to Dean
Earl; women must first obtain the
approval of the dean of women.
Oregon Fans
Plan Sendoff
For Gridsters
Gerlinger Hall to Be
Scene of 11 o'Clock
Rally for Olivermen
Tex Oliver and his crew of pig
skin toters will be cheered on to
California and their encounter with
Stanford beginning at 11 o'clock
this morning with a campus-wide
rally held in Gerlinger hall.
Under the chairmanship of Pat
Cloud and assisted by Jane Hoch
uli and Les Anderson, Lemon and
Green fans will take part in a
short but varied program urging
the Webfoots to collect the In
dians’ scalps.
Speaker Oliver
Coach Oliver will make his de
but of this football season as
speaker and will tell the student
body the hopes he has for the team
on the Palo Alto reservation.
"Fight Oregon,” one of the two
new fight songs introduced spring
term, will be handed out on mim
eographer sheets to the assembly
by Skull and Dagger, sophomore
men’s honorary, and Norman
Corey, instructor in music, will
lead the singing. The University
band under the baton of John
Stehn will accompany them.
“Emcee’ Payne
Tiger Payne, ASUO prexy, as
master of ceremonies will intro
duce Bob Greer, assistant yell
leader. At the Gerlinger rally he
will handle the megaphone because
of the absence of Woody Slater,
who is already in California mak
ing arrangements for the Saturday
Just before the 11:30 dismissal
so that students may have an early
lunch and continue the rally down
town, the Alpha Tau Omega quar
tet will present two numbers.
'See de Boidee?'
Web foots to Face
Camera Tuesday
Cosmetic dispensers and plas
tic surgeons should not be overly
amazed should1 a sudden spurt
in business occurs prior to next
Tuesday, for on that day Oregon
students will begin having their
pictures taken for the Oregana.
No matter what they have
above their adam’s apple and be
tween their ears, each and every
Webfoot will prop himself up in
a chair at Kennell-Ellis studios,
squirm around a bit, cock his
head at a fitting angle—glam
orous, rakish, aristocratic, et
cetera—and screw up his face
in his particular version of a
smile, while the photographer up
front mutters, “Hold it . . . see
da boidee . .
We have been informed that
the “operation’’ is painless ex
cept that maybe some people
will tear their nails or scratch
a finger or two when they plunge
their hands into purses or pock
ets and emerge with the four
bits they’ll have to st\ell out for
the privilege of being mugged.
YWCA Heads Extend
Welcome to Coeds
At Opening Assembly
A general welcome from the en
tire governing body of the YWCA
was extended girls who attended
the first assembly yesterday after
noon in the YW bungalow at 4.
Mrs. E. E. DeCou, general secre
tary of the Y, was the main speak
er, ad she discussed various phases
of the Y work and what it offered
girls. Jean Crites, president, per
sonally greeted the girls and intro
duced cabinet members who ex
plained the work connected with
their positions.