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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 16, 1940)
Spotlight on Brains
Decline of Loyalty
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1940
Sigma Delta Psi
COMPLETE FALL TERM SOCIAL CALENDAR RELEASED
me tall term social calendar and the dates for all the big campus
dances were released from the dean of women’s office yesterday.
The all-campus dances are scheduled for the following dates: Sopho
more informal, December 7; the Military ball, January 25; the Senior
ball, March 1; the Frosh Glee, April 5; the Junior Prom, May 9; and
Mortar Board ball, May 24.
This evening Gamma hall will hold a preference dinner dance, the
next event on fall term social calendar.
Friday, October 18: “Touchwood”; Alpha Tail Omega fireside; Theta
Chi radio pledge dance; Delta Tan Delta house dance; and Chi Psi
October 19, Saturday: "Touchwood"; Beta Theta Pi dance; Southern
California-University of Oregon football game at Los Angeles; Sigma
Nu dance; Sigma Alpha Epsilon dance; and Pi Kappa Alpha dance.
October 21, Monday: Recital by Mr. Nilssen.
October 22, Tuesday: Sigma Psi lecture and YWCA installation of 1
October 25, Friday: Sigma Alpha Mu dance; Susan Campbell hall
dance; Alpha Delta Pi dance; Pi Beta Phi dance, and Canard radio
October 25-26, Friday and Saturday: High school press conference.
October 26. Saturday: WSC-Oregon football game at Pullman: Chi
Psi dance; Alpha Tau Omega dance; and Kappa Kappa Gamma dance. ,
October 30-31, Wednesday and Thursday: Do-nut sale.
October 31, Thursday: YWCA tea.
November 1, Friday: Phi Kappa Psi dance; Theta Chi dance; all i
Co-op dance; Delta Upsilon dance; interdorm dance; and Alpha Omi- i
cron Pi dance.
November 2, Saturday; Montana-Oregon football game at Eugene;
'hi Omega dance; Phi Gamma Delta dance; Alpha Phi dance; law
school Homecoming dance.
November 5, Tuesday: Lecture by Wayne Morse.
November 0-9. Wednesday to Saturday: Mid-term exams.
November 7. Wednesday: YWCA assembly at -i p.rn.
November 8-9, Friday and Saturday: Homecoming.
November 8, Friday: Rooks OSO-Frosh HO night game.
November 9. Saturday: UCLA-Oregon football game at Eugene and
November 15, Friday: "Wives of Henry VIII.”
November 16. Saturday: Oregon-California football game at Cali
ornia; Pi Lambda Theta Founders Day ten; Gamma Alpha Chi dance;
lamma Phi Beta breakfast dance.
November 21-21, Thursday to Sunday: Thanksgiving vacation.
November 20, Tuesday: Sigma Psi lecture.
November 28, Thursday: Mr. Kokirsch, Vienna lecturer on law and
November 29, Friday: Delta Gamma dance; Alpha Chi Omega dance;
Sigma Kappa dance; Alpha Xi Delta dance; Delta Delta Delta dance;
Sigma Phi Epsilon dance; Alpha Gamma Delta dance; Zeta Tau Alpha
dance; Kappa Alpha Theta dance; Campbell Co-op dance; and Highland
November 30, Saturday: Oregon-OSC football game at Corvallis.
December 0, Friday: Closed.
December 7, Saturday: Sophomore informal.
December 12, Thursday: YWCA frosh Christmas party.
December 13, Friday: Classes end.
December 13-14, Friday and Saturday: Closed weekend.
December 10-20, Monday to Friday: Final examinations.
500 From UO to Register for Service
Status of Youth
By BILL, FENDALL
Putting- more force behind the
simple expression “by jolly” than
this writer could sum up for terms
that would keep this edition out
of the mails, Dr. Francis E. Town
send, leader of the national re
covery plan, emphasized in an
after-speech interview last night
in a downtown hotel his claim that
“The present economic condition
into which people of your age enter
from universities constitutes the
base of the atrocious crime in the
history of the world’s civilization.”
Speaking before 1500 people in
McArthur court last night, some
of whom wore Townsend club rib
bons from towns up and down the
coast, Dr. Townsend pointed out
how Franklin Roosevelt’s New
Deal had failed as an answer to the
current economic problem.
“Here's an economic situation
which ruins thousands of young
men and women,” the doctor
asserted, switching the theme of
his speech of the evening to cor
respond with problems of colle
Dr. Townsend revealed by sta
tistics how young people oi Am
erica will profit by the opening of
professions which will come
through the acceptance of the re
"We are going to be overloaded
with talent that has no opportun
ity,” the 74-year-old economist,
who is still as tough as leather,
Robert Monaghan, secretary to
Dr. Townsend, prefaced the doc
tor’s talk with a speech on the cur
rent progress of the Townsend re
covery plan in congress and
throughout the country.
The doctor will leave for Grants
Pass today where he is to be init-#
iated into the nationally-famous
Oregon Cavemen. His plans will
carry him on a complete circuit
that ends up in New York just
prior to election day.
To Activities Staff
Jeff Kitchen has been appointed
assistant publicity manager of the
educational activities department
staff, George Luoma, activities
manager, revealed yesterday. Kit
chen will work with Roy Metzler,
publicity manager, who made the
Jean Doris Griffith, Elizabeth
Edmunds, Lee Barlow, and Mary
Belle Martin will work with Kit
chen and Metzler on publicity to
day in the educational activities
Bertie Stephens, Jeanne Young
er, Frank Lockwood, Jean John
son, Ruth Condon, Edith Onthank,
Molly Moison, Mary Brutley, Dor
othy Clear, Edward Zelinsky, Ger
ry Walker, Betty Fryer, Eleanor
Beck, Marylee Fry, and David
Campbell will work in the office
today under Program Manager
Laff of the week—Today some
unidentified freshman whooped
into the beauty room of the cam
pus infirmary to get his bi-weekly
facelifting treatment via the paper
bag method. He tackled the job
with such fervor that it took three
nurses and half the staff to get
him out of the paper bag before
he suffocated himself. Handy tip
—If no one else is around while
you are taking your inhaling treat
ment, just slip a few .tea leaves
into the next tea kettle and have
your four o’clock shot while you're
Fred Hill couldn't stand pros
perity this weekend when they let
him out to go home and see the
game. He’s back in again and
plans to take all his finals in bed.
Colds and poison oak still lead
on the infirmary scoreboard.
Those who are on “that” list in
clude: Marilyn Beltz, Marion
Sherman, Anita Golten, Dorothy
Stauffer, Betty Klein, Fern Nut
ting Dan Lewis, Glenn Mitchell,
Dorman Alford, Dominic Valpiani,
Lynne Bockes, Thomas Phillips and
Fred (I don’t want to go to bed)
One Day Lett
Five Dollar Prize
Offered for Best
"Catch Line" Idea
The 1940 Homecoming slogan
will be chosen Friday and all slo
gans must be turned in by 6 p.m.
Thursday either at the College
Side or the Co-op.
A prize of $5 will be given to
the student whose slogan is used
this year, according to Joe Gurley,
general chairman of the event.
“The slogan need not be elaborat
ed, all we want is a catch line to
base our promotion program
about,” said the chairman.
The program for this year’s re
union will be officially announced
later, but according to Gurley it
will be nearly the same as in the
past. Friday evening will feature
the noise parade, a rally following
it, and the frosh-rook football
game. “This year,” stated the
chairman, “we will have two foot
ball games instead of one and we
hope to keep that idea and intro
duce it as a tradition.”
Saturday noon will be the Order
of O luncheon at the Anchorage
followed by the football game with
UCLA. The Homecoming dance
will highlight Saturday evening
with negotiations now being made
for a big name band. If the com
mittee fails to obtain a big name
band they will have a surprise fea
ture for the students.
This year Gurley is attempting
to get a coast hookup for a broad
cast featuring the weekend. If this
plan goes into effect the program
will be handled by Skull and Dag
ger, men’s sophomore honorary.
Wally Rossman, chairman of
the special events committee an
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Series Set for
To Cover Varied
Steps to bring a series of edu
cational motion pictures covering
a variety of subjects, to the cam
pus were initiated yesterday by
the new educational features com
mittee in their first official meet
The committee discussed several
types of films, finally determined
on a well-rounded series covering
the arts and music, economics, po
litical and social sciences, history,
etc., as the best way to make the
series appeal to all the students.
There will be no charge to stu
dents on any of the pictures, the
entire cost being covered by a spe
cial allotment of $300 in the edu
cational activities budget. This
budget will also make it possible
for the committee to bring several
noted lecturers to the campus.
No definite announcement of the
films available under the series
was made, but tentative plans list
several pictures of national and
international importance for the
year’s program. The names and
fields covered by these films will
be announced at a later date.
Students and faculty members
wishing to recommend pictures
for the program are requested to
contact Karl Onthank, chairman
of the committee, or one of the
members. The members are: Dan
E. Clark, Theodore Kratt, Mar
jorie McLean, and Lyle Nelson.
Phi Theta Plans
Orientation will be the theme of
the first 1940 assembly for fresh
man women to be sponsored by
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior women's
honorary, Thursday afternoon at
4 o’clock in alumni hall of Ger
Heads of various women’s or
ganizations on the campus and
leaders of coed activities will be
introduced to freshman guests.
Elizabeth Steed, Phi Theta presi
dent, will be in charge.
Jo Bullis, Phi Theta member,
will sing, and the 1939 Kwama
trio, Jean Burt, Pat Shea, and
Miss Steed, will sing. Refresh
ments will be served.
Thursday’s assembly will be the
first of a series of such meetings
sponsored by the junior group, at
which prominent women's honor
aries will provide entertainment
designed to acquaint girls with
campus customs and traditions.
Registration starts today
So, Mister Army Man,
With relief I gladly say
“Today I ain’t a man.’’
Group Holds Dinner
A potluck dinner will be held
at Westminster house today at 6
p.m. There will be a short business
meeting after the dinner.
COMES THE TRANSFORMATION
Gerda. Brown is show here applying makeup for her role in “Touch
Wood,” a University theater production. The comedy will run for three
nights, October 18, 1!) and 23, in the Guild theater in Johnson hull.
Actress Will Acquire
Scotch Accent to Play
Wife in Pouch Wood'
University Players Production Comedy,
Tragedy Featuring "Husband Trouble";
Given October 18,19, 23 at Gerlinger Hall
ueruci crown wm caae on a »cotcn accent when she appears as
a wife with “husband trouble’’ in the University players production of
“Touch Wood,” October 18, 19, and 23 at Gerlinger hall.
Mrs. Brown has been in numerous campus productions: "Our
Town” is the most recent. She has also been very active in the Very
Little Theater shows with prominent parts in "The Women,’’ and "The
Drunkard” which were presented last season.
"Touch Wood” by Dodie Smith is a new comedy about English
resort life. It takes place in a Scotch hotel where the characters are
guesrs. 11 is not trivial since near
tragedy threatens the happiness of
the main characters who are saved
only hy the strength of others in
Director Horace W. Robinson
has made the play unique with his
idea of a perambulating produc
tion, which means that the audi
ence moves instead of the scenes.
This novel idea provoked sighs of
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To Be Shown Free
A series of educational motion
pictures will be sponsored by the
educational activities board this
year, according to a faculty bulle
According to tentative plans
! 16mm films will be shown in Vil
| lard hall, the bulletin said. Admis
sion will be free to students with
a small charge for others. Faculty
members are invited to suggest
I suitable films.
Former Drama Head
To Arrive Today
After an absence of 16 years
Fergus Reddie, former head of
the drama department, will return
to the campus for a reunion with
old friends. He is expected to ar
rive today. Several faculty mem
bers are planning parties for him.
During his absence Mr. Reddie
has been busy in California, Penn
sylvania, and New York. He has
been directing for the Pasadena
Playhouse, and a community thea
ter in Altadena, California. He has
been the head of a stock company
in Easton, Pa., and when in New
York he lived with his son, spend
ing most of his time writing plays.
His plays are familiar to old tim
ers on the campus. Two of them.
.‘The Little Dog Laughed,” and
“Yellow Candlelight” were pro
duced when he was at the Univer
Members of Delta Delta Delta
will sit for Oregana pictures
today at the Kennell-Ellis stu
dio, according to Wilbur Bish
op, editor of the yearbook.
The week's picture schedule
follows: Kappa Sigma, Thurs
day: Gamma Phi Beta, Friday;
Phi. Delta Theta, Saturday; and
Hendricks hall, Monday and
Tuesday of next week.
The studio is on Willamette
near Tenth. A charge of 35
cents is made for pictures.
No Hall Available
The freshman class will not meet
tonight as previously scheduled,
because there is no place to hold
the meeting, John Cavanagh, first
vice-president of the student body
announced yesterday. He said that
the class might meet Thursday if
a hall could be obtained.
Villard assembly, where the class
met last Wednesday, is not large
enough to hold the large group
expected, he explained, and Ger
linger and Music are both being
The class was scheduled to meet
to vote on the proposed constitu
tion which Cavanagh read to them
last Wednesday night. Mrs. Hazel
P. Schwering, dean of women, and
Virgil D. Earl, dean of men, were
to have been present.
When the class met last week
they adopted an amendment to the
proposed constitution which would
extend voting privileges to all
freshmen, whether or not they
were class card holders.
State Hi-Y Officers
To Meet on Campus
Oregon Hi-Y clubs will hold a
two-day training conference, for
officers throughout the state, on
the University campus October 19
20, it was announced today.
The Hi-Ys will meet first at. the
physical education building where
they will register from 11 to 12
on Saturday. They will then go to
Gerlinger hall for a luncheon, which
will be followed by two speeches
on "Youth and Democracy” to be
given by President Donald M. Erb
and Rev. Williston Wirt of the
First Congregational church. Af
ternoon sessions will be held from
2 to 4:45 p.m. The visitors will be
divided into sections according to
the offices they occupy.
At 4 :45 they will be assigned to
fraternities and private homes for
the weekend and will adjourn for
Honorary to Meet
Beta Pi chapter of Zeta Tau Al
pha is celebrating the 42nd anni
versary of its founding Wednes
day evening, October 16, with a
formal banquet at the chapter
I house. Alumnae from all over the
! state plan to attend the celebra
By ROTC Staff
Out-of-Town Students Register at McArthur
Court; Eugene Students at Friendly Hall;
Stations to Be Open From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.T
Some 500 University of Oregon males are expected to register today
for possible military duty under the Selective Service act.
A special registration precinct for out-of-town students has been
set up in the southeastern corner of McArthur court and will be
conducted by the ROTC staff.
Tn common with all stations throughout the country, the McArthur
one win open iu t a.m. ami close
at 9 p.m.
Students are requested to sign
up in the morning as the process
requires several minutes for each
Those whose permanent resi
dence is in Eugene do not register
at McArthur. They may fill out
Members of senior advanced
course in military science will
act as registrars and will be ex
cused from Wednesday classes.
their cards either at the faculty
station in Friendly hall or at their
Except for those taking ad
vanced ROTC, all males between
the ages of 21 and 35 must register.
College students may claim deter
ment until July 1 but they must
Questions asked pertain mostly
to addresses and names; answers
given must be sworn to.
Men whose homes are not in Eu
gene will be selected only as need
ed to fill their home quotas. Their
own boards will select or exempt
them and handle any appeals.
For 1941 Yearbook
Chosen This Week
Oregana subdivision editors have
been assigned to departments by
Wilbur Bishop, editor of the 1941
annual, it was announced early this
Each of these editors will look
after the material in his section of
the book before it is passed on to
Bishop for final check.
The student government section
of the book will be edited by
Johnny Kahananui, the publica
tions division by Betty Jane Poin
dexter, junior weekend by Ellie
Engdahl, homecoming, Jerry O’Cal
laghan; drama, Don Butzin; social
affairs, Helen Moore; candid year
at Oregon, Jeff Kitchen; honorar
ies and clubs, Genevieve Graves.
Nisma Banta will be in charge
of all sections dealing with schools
and departments of the University.
She will work with Betty Kincaid
on architecture and allied arts,
with Bill Roth on business adminis
tration; Helen Johnson, education;
Mary Terjeson, journalism; Betty
Kleger, law; Frantzel Corman,
medicine; Jean Frideger, music;
Virginia Garvin, physical educa
tion; John Mathews, social science;
and Jim Thayer, lower division,1
military and CAA. Miss Banta will j
handle copy for the school of arts j
and letters herself.
Revised Ten-Point >
Offered to Students
■ine loung mens unrisuan as
sociation of the University of Ore
gon launches its annual member
ship drive this week, offering stu
dents a new ten-point program of
This year's program is designed
so that every man on the campus
should be able to find some vital
activity he will be interested in,
according to Bob Lovell and Mil
ton Small, co-chairmen of the
The program includes: Com
mission on Building a Life Philos
ophy, Committee on Student-Fac
ulty Relations, Town Hall Discus
sion, Committee on Creative Lei
sure, Frosh Commission, Commit
tee on Deputations, Commission on
Vocational Guidance, Committee
on Speakers and World Student
Relief, Luncheon Group, and Com
mittee on Conferences and Re
At the head of each one of these
divisions there will be a certain
member of the YMCA cabinet.
However, all of the committee
heads have not been named, al
though plans are being made im
mediately to fill the vacancies.
The committee chairmen listed
at this time include: Bob Carlson,
Stan Robinson, Homer Townsend,
Cliff Matson, Earl Holmer, and
Workers on the membership
drive will cover every living or
ganization on the campus, as well
as contact all the many indepen
dent .students living out.
YMCA officials urge any man
entered in the University who does
not receive a chance to join the
University organization, to con
tact them this week at the YMCA
Has Frosh-Soph Mix
Westminster house will hold
Freshman-Sophomore Mix today at
H. H. Hanna, instructor In
speech, is to be the speaker. He
will deliver an address concerning
If the group wishes, a permanent
will be established. Refreshments
will be served. All freshmen and
sophomores are invited to attend.