Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 17, 1941, Image 1

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Second Try
Brings Success
For Freshmen
Donut Wrestling
Reaches Finals,
Ducks Fly North tor Vital Beaver Series
'Bobcats’ to Howl in Igloo Tonight
‘Gates Are Open, Dad’ to Promote Fete
Chosen Slogan Proves
Especially Significant
Because of Dedication
Presentation of New Gates Will Highlight
Program; Buchwach Writes Greeting
To Fathers; Letters Due January 24
“The gates are open, dad,” a greeting in keeping with this year’s
dedication of Oregon's campus gates, will be the official slogan for
Dads’ weekend, February 7, 8, and 9, Stan Staiger, general chairman,
announced last night.
The slogan was submitted Tuesday by Buck Buchwach, chairman
of the promotion committee, and was adopted at an executive meet
ing yesterday. It will be used for all functions which will form the
basis for this year’s weekend program.
Jewish Question
Given Emphasis
bg Muilenherg
Palestine History
k Throws Light Upon
Conditions Today
Dr. James Muilenberg, Yale
graduate, writer, scholar, lecturer,
and teacher spoke last night to a
group of students, faculty mem
bers, and townspeople, in the fac
ulty room of Friendly hall.
Dr. Muilenberg is now professor
of Hebrew literature at the Pacif'C
College of Religion in Berkeley,
Introduced by Dr. Rudolf Ernst
of the English department, his
subject was “Hebrew Contribu
tions to Civilization.” Dr. Muilen
berg stressed the necessity of the
people to go back and look into
/Prior Beginnings
“The historian is never satisfied
with beginnings, because he can
always tell you of a prior begin
ning,” said Muilenberg.
“We are required to see things
in perspective today. A time of
great social and historical pres
sure is precisely a time when peo
people should be looking toward
their perspective,” said Muilen
“A time of great historical crisis
is a great germinal time; a time
when seeding is done.”
Characteristics of Mind
After this brief prelude to the
meat of his subject Dr. Muilenberg
asked the pertinent question,
“What characterizes the Hebrew
mind at its best?”
To which interrogation, he add
ed, “It is the Hebrew thought and
j insight, that is casting the great
est light upon our most serious,
intellectual, national problem, that
of historical thinking.”
Dr. Muilenberg suggested that
the people go back to Spengler
and Karl Marx and read their
He said that what we need more
than anything else is a course in
world history.
Of Palestine
“I wish you might see on the
map of the world where Palestine
is,” said Dr. Muilenberg.
He went on to say that Pales
tine symbolized the suppressed
country, a highway for the big
continents, a target for their
bombs, but always going back to
history for the reason for these
attacks. Always wanting to know
the reason why.
“The history of the Hebrews in
their class development is the his
{ tory of a people confronted with
a threat of extinction. They were
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nates to open
Special significance was at
tached to the greeting in that high
point of this year’s ceremonies will
be official presentation of the
dads’ $25,000 gates which have
been erected on the campus. The
dedication program will include
bands, fanfares, and all the spirit
of on - and - off - campus leaders,
Buchwach revealed.
Staiger stated that special Dads’
day stationery will be imprinted
with the slogan as a reminder of
the coming times, and it may be
used in letters entered in the con
test for inviting fathers to the
January 24 Deadline
Buchwach asked that students
write their letters for the Dads’
letter-writing contest and turn
them in as soon as possible, as
January 24 will be the absolute
deadline for all entries. Rules state
that letters may not be over 250
words long and will be judged ac
cording to style, originality, con
ciseness, and interest.
Reporters Assigned
Winter Term Beats
Emerald reporting staff for
winter term was announced last
night by Kent Stitzer, news edi
tor, and Wesley Sullivan and Bet
ty Jane Biggs, assistants.
The reporters were picked from
among a large group that tried out
for the positions at the first staff
meeting a week ago, and have
been given beats and feature as
signments for the term. Names
will be included in the masthead,
along with those of the upper
news staff.
Those chosen are: Howard
Bankus, Elsie Brownell, Don But
zin, Ann Carr, Jean Eckley, Ber
nie Engel, Bob Frazier, Neva
Haight, Russ Hudson, Ruby Jack
son, Peggy Kline, Byron Mayo,
Joanne Nichols, Mimi O'Donnell.
Others include: Beverly Padg
ham, Barbara Plaisted, Betty
Jane Poindexter, Don Ross, Adele
Say, Betty Sibley, Jean Spearow,
Art Sprick, Hunter Van Sicklen,
Bob Whiteley, Mildred Wilson, and
Mary Wolf.
The news editor announced that
changes might be made later in
the term and one or more report
ers added.
Sgt. Robert Setters
Killed in Air Crash
Robert Meredith Setters, ex-’31,
a sergeant in the Royal Canadian
air force, was killed yesterday
when his plane crashed at the side
of the road near Stevenson, B. C.
The wire dispatch gave no rea
son for the accident which caused
the death of Sgt. Setters, instruc
tor in the flying corps. A student
pilot, Lac. O. H. Voucher of Cal
gary, Alta., was seriously injured.
Setters attended the University
of Oregon for two terms in 1931.
His home address was Portland.
Dr. Donald M. Erb, president of
the University, appeared as a
guest at the Phi Theta Upsilon as
sembly yesterday with several
men who are student leaders. Eliz
abeth Steed, president of the jun
ior women’s honorary presided.
'Big Men of UO
Address Coeds
Activities Support
By Frosh Women
Urged; Erb Attends
“Some of them look scared,
some of them quite happy, and
some of them look ready to run,”
was Elizabeth Steed’s remark in
referring to the “big men on the
campus” lined up along the wall
of Gerlinger to be introduced to
the freshmen women at the Phi
Theta Upsilon, sophomore honor
ary, assembly Thursday afternoon.
President Donald M. Erb was the
special guest of honor, and other
guests who spoke briefly about the
campus activities they represent
ed were: Jim Rathbun, president
of the Order of O, Tiger Payne,
president of the student body;
Stan Staiger, Dads' day chairman;
Harrison Bergtholdt, ASUO leader;
Lloyd Sullivan, captain of Scab
bard and Blade; Lyle Nelson, edi
tor of the Emerald; Wilbur Bish
op, editor of the Oregana; Roy
Vernstrom, editor of Old Oregon;
Lou Torgeson, junior class presi
dent; Bud Wimberly, president of
Skull and Dagger; Bud Vande
nynde, sophomore class president;
Joe Gurley, head of the student
body card drive; Jim Burness,
president of the freshman class;
Dan Boone, president of Asklep
iads medical society, and Bob
Keene, senior class president.
All the • speakers urged the
freshman women to get into activ
ities; “Give a jolt to your imag
inations,” said Roy Vernstrom, in
his short address to the feminine
audience, “don’t just sit back and
be a spectator.”
The Delt quartet, made up of
George Drach, Cy Nims, Paul
Eckelman, and Don Hicks, sang
“How Can I Bear to Leave Thee,”
"Harmony,” “Climb Up, Ye Chillen,
Climb,” and "Rag-Time Cowboy
Joe” at the assembly.
Refreshments were served on
the sun-porch after the meeting.
On Brain-Power
Dr. Miulenberg expounds,
The bestest way he can
On the massive intellect
Of the Jewish clan.
“You don’t have to tell me, Bud,”
Is all that I can say.
For I’ve just seen the Sammy’s
Latest GPA.
Co-op Coeds Tops
House GPAs Listed
Campus living' organizations bowed again to the three women’s co
ops as C. L. Constance, assistant registrar, released fall term grade
point averages. Hilyard house lead the list with a 2.903, followed bj
University house, 2.778, and Highland house, 2.738.
For the first time in many terms, a fraternity GPA took the leac
over independent men’s living organizations, with Sigma Alpha Mu’s
2.643 nosing out Sigma hall's 2.546. Kirkwood co-op with 2.501 was
third among the men.
Kappa Kappa Gamma climbed to the top of sorority scholastic
standing, chalked up a GPA of 2.575. Second high, only .01 below the
Kappas, was the Pi Beta Phi with 2.564. Zeta Tail Alpha took thirc
place with 2.495.
Mens Mens Total
Rank Organizations Rank
1 Sigma Alpha Mu 4
^ 6
2 Sigma Hall 7
3 Kirkwood Co-op 8
4 Campbell Co-op 14
5 Phi Gamma Delta 15
6 Gamma Hall 17
7 Delta Upsilon 18
Men’s Clubs
AH University
8 Alpha Hall 24
Non-Org. Men
9 Beta Theta Pi 26
Men’s Halls
10 Phi Sigma Kappa 29
All Men
11 Sigma Nu 30
12 Alpha Tau Omega 31
13 Phi Delta Theta 32
14 Delta Tau Delta 33
15 Sigma Phi Epsilon 35
Men’s Fraternities
16 Omega Hall 36
17 Chi Psi 37
18 Theta Chi 38
19 Sherry Ross Hall 39
20 Sigma Chi 40
21 Canard Club 41
22 Phi Kappa Psi 42
23 Zeta Hall 43
24 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 44
25 Pi Kappa Alpha 45
26 Kappa Sigma 46
Women s Women s
GPA Rank Organizations
2.3849 12
2.3848 13
2.382 14
2.2533 20
1.942 21
Ililyard House
University House
Highland House
Women’s Clubs
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Pi Beta Phi
Non-Org. Women
6 Zeta Tau Alpha
7 Orides
8 Sigma Kappa
Gamma Phi Beta
All Women
Hendricks Hall
Women’s Halls
11 Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Susan Campbell Hall
Delta Gamma
Alpha Phi
Women’s Sororities
Kappa Alpha Theta
All University
17 Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Gamma Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Membership of organizations as certified by the offices of the Dean
of Men and Dean of Women.
Pop:--Cum on Down
For Dads' Day-Rufe
All heroes die young, and YOU
TOO can die young ... if you
submit a Dads’ day letter in the
following rambling style: “Hiya,
ol' man,
I meant to write last Septem
; ber, but my fraternity brothers
were always talkin’ me out of it.
And besides, I wuz (never mind
the spelling) gettin’ the checks ev
ery month ... so.
Jus' got your tux out’a hock the
other day. It’s okay, ’cept for a
few moth holes and a coupl’a beer
stains here’n there. Oh yea, the
car’s in the garage with a broken
wheel. They’re fixin’ It, and I’L
try to get the bill home by the
end of the month. And say, what
the heck’s the idea not havin’ in
surance on the thing?
Hear the G-boys are investigat
ing your income tax. Oh well, you
always told me you were P.D.Q. at
heatin' the government. Let’s seeya
do it. Har har!
Another thing, the boys threw a
stag party the other night, and die
we raise hell . . . jus’ like you usee
to back at Sosnomish normal.
Well, it’s darn near 8:30 p.m
and my bedtime, so guess I bettei
quit. Look for another letter front
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Howard Hobson, University of
Oregon basketball eoueli, addressed
one of the largest pep assemblies
ever yesterday. Hobson said lie
bad the best all-around squad
sinee he hud been hoop mentor
here. Expressing eonfidence in the
“tall firs,” he asked for the same
support from the students.
Hobson Praises
Team's Morale
Physical Condition
Better, Coach Says
In Assembly Talk
“We feel we are capable of play
ing as well as any team in the con
ference; we hope to demonstrate
this Friday night,” declared Coach
Howard "Hobby” Hobson, address
ing Thursday’s pep assembly in
“This is still the best all-around
squad I have had. In the Wash
ington State games, some of the
players were below par physically.
Their morale is good, and they will
be practically well Friday,” he
“Our losses to them last year,
not our defeat in the final W. S.
C. series, cost us the champion
The players did not appear on
j the stage because, Hobson remark
ed, of sore throats and colds.
Rib Small Gym
Ed Burtenshaw and Ted Lind
ley gave a skit, commenting on the
small Oregon State gymnasium.
Said one of the characters, “It’s
a choice between standing up and
seeing the game and sitting down
and not seeing the game.”
Chairman Joe Gurley of the Sen
ior ball committee, aided by San
ta Claus with a sign declaring that
he came from the North Pole just
for the ball, addressed, “my friends
chairman of the local draft board
and John Cavanagh,” on the ball’s
Sweet Music
Wally Heider’s orchestra played
“Five O’clock Whistle” and “There
I Go.” The University band, di
rected by John Stehn, played “His
ASUO President Gleeson Payne
introduced Bette Morfitt, chairman
| of the program, and yell-leader
| Earl Russell presented Bette
1 Christienson, his new assistant.
No Dogs Visible
Both Pi Beta Phi and Kappa
j Kappa Gamma sororities sported
blue sweaters. The Kappas sang
the “Oregon Pledge Song” and the
Pi Phis their sweetheart song. Al
pha Phi and Gamma Phi Beta sor
orities were also called upon for
the sweetheart and pledge songs,
respectively. Helen Jane Kerr
gave a piano solo.
Sweet Dixie
Band to Echo
At Senior Ball
Ticket Sale to End
At 5 p.m. Today,
Says Dance Head
Bob Crosby’s coming fo town.
From a small brown frame house
on Sharpe street in Spokane comes
Boll Crosby of the famous Cros
bys, who will lie here tonight to
play in the blue ami silver atmos
phere of the Senior Ball at Mc
Arthur court.
Bob, who refused to ride on his
brother’s cloud of fame, stands on
his own feet, and is known all ov
er the United States as a “top”
orchestra. He has played at all
the “big spots” across the coun
‘try, and has come up the hard way.
He began his musical career at
tlie early age of 13, and played
with Anson Weeks' band and the
, Dorsey brothers before he organiz
ed the orchestra which the students
will hear tonight.
Mr. Don Black, manager of the
! Heilig theater is offering Bob
I Crosby and all his boys free tick
[ ets to “Let's Make Music,” the
Crosby picture playing here.
Until 5 p.m. tickets to the big
ball will be on sale at the regu
lar prices of $1.50 fdr Senior class
card holders and $1.75 for others.
Tickets purchased at the gate will
cost $2 a couple.
New Radio Fraternity
Founded on Campus
Founded by 12 charter members
Monday night in the upstairs room
of the College Side, the University
Radio Guild, local radio fraternity,
moved a step nearer complete or
ganization with the election of of
ficers and the appointment of a
constitution committee by Dorothy
Purkce, first president of the
Prexy Named
"The fraternity is being organ
ized in answer to the need for an
extra-curricular group for spon
soring radio activities on the Uni
versity campus,” Miss Durkee an
nounced last night.
Purposes of the organization as
adopted by tne mother-group are
to stimulate good will between
student and faculty personnel of
radio; to d volop research, experi
mental, and educational programs;
to further the present spirit of co
operation between campus activi
ties and radio station personnel
throughout the state and on wire
hookups, and to encourage both
group and individual efforts in all
types of radio work.
Hargis Advisor
Other officers elected to head
the newly-founded fraternity are
Lillian Davis, secretary-treasurer;
Jim Davidson, vice-president and
historian, and Bill Fendall, pro
motion. Don Hargis, instructor in
speech, will advise the group.
Walker Treece was appointed
chairman of the constitution com
mittee. He will be assisted by Dick
Turner and Les Ready.
Geologist Donates
Mineral Collection
A fine suite of flourescent min
erals has been donated to the mu
: seum of natural history by H. O.
Dake, Portland dentist and presi
dent of the Oregon agate and
mineral society, according to Dr.
Warren D. Smith, head of the ge
ology and geography departments.
The best specimens from the
donated suite are from the
Franklin furnace of New Jersey,
Mr. Smith stated. Mr. Dake plans
to visit the University later this
month to speak on the topic of
1 fluorescent minerals.
Off to OSC
Hobson Concedes
'Outside Chance'
If UO Quintet Wins
Beat Oregon State, or bust!
And they won’t bust, not if
Oregon’s basketball team
feels as Coach Howard Hob
son told a noisy assemblage
of Webfoot students yester
day—“good enough to beat
Tonight’s brawl with the
Beavers is an all-out affair
for the Ducks, who now hug
the tail spot in northern di
vision play along with Ida
ho’s Vandals, behind OSC,
Washington, and Washing
ton State. A win will give
the Lemon and Green lads
more than an outside chance
of sneaking out in front
when the whole mess clears
up. A loss . . . well.
The game will be broadcast over
KOAC at 7:30 p. m.
Key Beavers Series
Hobson won't know his first
line outfit until game-time tonight,
but almost-certain starters are
Game-Captain Porky Andrews and
Vic Townsend at guards, and Hank
"The Needle" Anderson, center.
"Regardless of what we do with
Washington State or any other
team, if we beat Oregon State
four times, three times necessar
ily, we'll be near another champi
onship,’ ’assured the unruffled Ore
gon mentor, indicating the signi
ficance attached to tonight's game.
If nothing else, Anderson,
Townsend, Andrews, Borcher,
Jackson and company will be
in near peak physical condition
for this evening’s invasion of
Beavervllle, practically all of the
Webfoots previously “in danger’’
having wriggled out of the stub
born claws of ye olde flu bug
crawling about well nigh two
weeks back.
What variation, if any, of his
go-like-Hades tactics Hobson will
employ in an attempt to out-man
euver the deliberate, we-ain’t-com
in’-after-ya-so-there!' style found
on page 1, and every other of Bea
ver Coach Slats Gill’s “How to
Play Basketball” manual is not
known. All week the Webfoots
have been rehearsing out of range.
The keeping of a line of communi
cation strung up between the Em
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Dads' Day Chairman
Reports to Ex-Comm
Reports on Dads’ day, the rally
committee reform program, stu
dent union, and possibilities of
more student activities constitut
ed the main business before the
ASUO executive committee at its
weekly meeting Tuesday.
Chairman Stan Staiger of the
Dads’ day celebration, outlined a
brief program, including dedica
tion ceremony of the gates. Com
plete details of the program will
be announced later, Staiger said.
John Cavanagh presented sev
eral ideas for getting more work
done by the student union commit
tee. A proposed reform of the
rally committee was also dis
Lecture Shatters
Attendance Mark
The attendance at the first Bible
lecture of J. R. Branton this term,
held in the YW Bungalow at 4
o’clock Wednesday afternoon
broke all records of the Fall term
according to Elizabeth De Cou, ex
ecutive secretary of the YWCA.
Dr. Branton discussed “How We
Got the Bible” and supplemented
his talk by displaying early manu
Bible lectures are given weekly
at the Bungalow and are open to
men and women alike. No prepar
ation of any kind is required by
the students who attend, Mrs. Do
Cou announced.
Next week Dr. Branton will dis
cuss “How We Got the English