Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 14, 1941, Image 1

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Ex Comm Acts
Within Right
In Granting Vote
Vandal Mermen
Invade Webfoot
Swimming Pool
Photo by Jimmie Leonard
Reelected to lead Oregon rooters in cheering to support Webfoot athletes, Earle Russell (shown here
with Yell Queen Bette Christiansen) said yesterday upon hearing of his victory that he would do his
best to show his constituents that “they didn’t go wrong.” Earle will appear before the stands tonight
when Oregon’s galloping Ducks meet the invading Idaho Vandals.
Duck, Idaho'Do or Die9
Series Opens Tonight
'Hobby' Unsure
Of First Lineup
For Igloo Clash
Webfoots Must Stop
Vandal 'Big Three'
To Stay in Running
Uncompromising' as hosts at
Moscow earlier this season,
Idaho applied two undigni
fied spankings to a touring
Oregon basketball team. To
ni g h t and tomorrow the
Ducks, hoping they ’ll be able
to return the compliment,
push open their Irloo doors
and beckon the Vandals to
come play with them. Game
time is 8 p.m.
Should the Ducks win
these two, they’ll have grab
bed five straight, squared
things#up with Idaho, main
tained their precarious math
ematical possibility of cap
turing the northern division
fleg, and will probably drive
into their remaining six
games ultra-hepped up.
Idaho, on the other hand, can
haul itself out of the basement
with a double win, it will have
swept the Webfoots four straight
in this year’s campaign and
tumbled the Ducks back into the
cellar from which they crawled
after throwing the blocks into
Oregon State.
Uncertain Starters
Not until the Webfoots shed
their warmups will Oregon's start
ing five be known. However, just
for the records, it may be Vic
Townsend and Bill Borcher at for
wards, Archie Marshik at center,
Don Kirsch and George “Porky”
Andrews at guards.
Marshik “The Cockroach”
started blossoming in the last
Oregon State brawl after a
shaky start this season. Since,
he has been galloping around in
practice with zest.
Kirsch, a sawed-off dynamo of
speed and deception, has barged
up the ladder since the season’s
teeoff to roost among Hobson’s
Borcher Shines
“The Goon” Borcher came
through with 10 large and effica
cious points against OSC last
Saturday evening. Townsend’s
/ floor work is as good as any on
the coast, and Andrews is the lead
er Oregon needed earlier in the
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Earle Russell Pleased
By Reelection News;
Divulges Rally Plans
Smiling bashfully when informed of his reelection as yell king, Earle
Russell replied, “I appreciate the confidence the students have in re
electing me, and I will try to show them that they didn’t go wrong.”
Found on his way to an intramural basketball game yesterday, Rus
sell consented to tell of his plans for the coming year.
According to Russell, he and Tiger Payne, student body president,
Judiciary Coram
Debates Voting
Suffrage Decision
Postponed; Hearing
Held Thursday
It was still uncertain Thursday
night whether all regularly regis
tered University undergraduates
would be allowed to vote in ASUO
elections this spring.
The ASUO judiciary committee,
headed by the law school’s Dean
Wayne L. Morse, postponed deci
sion on action taken Tuesday by
the executive committee, which
would so provide.
The hearing on the voting meas
ure was held in Dean Morse’s of
fice Thursday afternoon after be
ing postponed from last Friday.
The measure would provide that
all undergraduate students regular
ly registered in the University
would be given the vote without
further payment of fees.
Similar legislation was allegedly
passed by the executive commit
tee last spring, but no official rec
ord of it exists, since minutes of
that meeting were apparently not
filed in the educational activities
office. A story did appear, how
ever, in the following day’s Em
Thursday’s hearing was held af
ter John Cavanagh, first vice-pres
ident of the student body, filed a
petition with the judiciary com
mittee, asking about the constitu
tionality of the measure.
ROTC to See Movie
"Life-O-Riley,” a 30-minute mo
tion picture depicting life at an
army cavalry school, will be shown
to students of the military depart
ment Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
ROTC heads announced Thursday. (
are working on plans to enlarge
the rally committee into groups,
each group having a definite func
tion. Part of the plans include
three peppy girls who will lead
songs, and a tumbling act to be
used between halves.
When asked about student spirit
at games, Russell said, “The spirit
is much better, and we are more
unified in giving yells. I believe
we are making a name for our
selves on the Pacific coast, and I
am looking forward to a really
big year in the coming football
Dearth of Ballot
Boxes Foretells
"Your slip is showing.”
Such may be the comment
spring term as the politically
minded portion of the popula
tion try to crowd too many bal
lots into the few remaining bal
lot boxes which now adorn a
corner of the ASUO office.
According to Mary Graham,
the ASUO started out the year
with quite a collection, but with
the advent of class elections,
straw votes for president, selec
tion of “ideals,” etc., the boxes
have gradually disappeared.
They range in size and color,
from small white ones to large
brown ones.
Miss Graham warned that un
less the boxes were returned bal
lot box stuffing would have to
be put to a literal use during the
spring term elections.
Three Men Pledge
Added to the list of Oregon
pledges are two at the Theta Chi
house and one at Delta Upsilon.
Wilbur Linde, the DU, comes from
Yakima, Washington. The two The
ta Chis are Donald E. Wilson, Mc
Minnville, f and Roderick Munro,
Russell Will Rule Again
George Olson Wins
King of Hearts Crown,
Free Dinner, Ducking
Kilburn, Schaefer Elected Hop Knaves;
Winner Says Honor 'Most Embarrassing;'
Likes Dunking More Than Speech Making
Being elected King of Hearts was “most embarrassing," according to
George Olson, who was coronated King of the Heart Hop yesterday
afternoon. Knaves Chan Kilburn and John Schaefers echoed his sen
“The ‘racing’ wasn’t as bad as the speech I had to give,” Olson de
Staters Propose
Joint Meeting
Of Independents
Talk on Proposed
Coalition of Groups
Suggested in Note
The Independent Student asso
ciation yesterday received a com
munication from the independent
organization at Oregon State col
lege inquiring as to the possibility
of arranging a meeting between
heads of the organizations of both
The meeting, which will proba
bly take place some time next
week, will be for the purpose of
discussing methods of securing
greater independent participation
in student government and student
An inter-campus union will be
discussed by the two groups which
may aid University students in
their efforts to form a workab1^
plan of organization.
The independent association at
Oregon State is newly organized
and University leaders feel that
Oregon State representatives
should be able to give them some
good tips on getting started.
Coeds to Exchanqe
Bullets With Huskies
The Oregon coed rifle team left
for Seattle this morning where
they will engage the Washington
women’s team in a 20-shot prone
rifle match. The match will take
place Saturday morning on the
Washington ROTC rifle range and
afterward the two teams will have
lunch together.
The Oregon rifle shooters are
shooting under the handicap of
regulation rifles while the Wash
ington coeds shoot special guns
bearing expensive sights. Last year
the Washington team was defeat
ed on the Oregon ROTC range
where both teams used regulation
target guns.
Captain W. E. Read, Captain
Harvey Blythe, and Miss Lillian
England, graduate student, are
accompanying the rifle squad.
Professors to Hear
New Pacific U. Head
The University of Oregon chap
ter of the American Association of
University Professors has been in
vited to attend a dinner meeting
of the Corvallis chapter next Wed
nesday evening at 6:30.
The session will be held in the
Memorial Union and will be ad
dressed by President W. C. Giers
bach, newly-elected head of Pa
cific university.
Dr. Wood to Attend
Eastern Convention
Dr. H. B. Wood, professor of ed
ucation, will leave today for At
lantic City to attend the American
Association of School Administra
tors, a department of the N.E.A.
He will stop at Chattanooga,
Tennessee, on his way home to di
rect a curriculum study conference.
dared, referring to the acceptance
speech demanded bv the massed
dancers at the Alpha Chi house.
One part of the whole affair wlilch
was agreeable to the new “King,”
was the dinner he had, as guest of
the Pi Phis.
The Heart Hop is a girl-date-boy
dance, annually sponsored by the
YWCA. Highlight of the dance
is the coronation of the King of
Hearts chosen from among candi
dates representing all men's liv
ing organizations.
Chairman of the Hop was Liza
beth Daggett, and her committee
members included Nancy Allen,
election; Mary Louise Vincent, fi
nance; Abbie Jane White, place of
dance; Helen Moore, posters; Adele
Canada, prizes; Corine Lamon, pub
licity; Ruth Hartley, tickets; and
Marthella Glover, coronation.
Coed Songbirds
Meet Saturday
Music Auditorium
Scene of Contest;
Open to Everyone
The music school auditorium will
be open to anyone who would like
to listen to the women’s living or
ganizations entered in the all-cam
pus ASUO $150 song contest Sat
urday morning.
Les Ready, chairman, asks the
leader of each house participating
to get in touch with “Tiger”
Payne, ASUO president, as soon as
she gets to the auditorium.
Judges will be ready to begin at
9 o’clock, and will hear the houses
at 10-minute intervals, according
to the schedule published in yes
terday’s Emerald.
"All houses should be at the mu
sic school at least 15 minutes be
fore their set times so the contest
will run smoothly," said Ready.
Last year the contest took place
on the McDonald theater stage, but
Payne initiated it this year as a
permanent campus function.
To decide which houses will en
ter the finals are judges from the
music school, Miss Maude Garnett,
assistant professor of public school
music, and Professors of Voice
Rose E. McGrew, and Halfred
Dr. Miller Requests
Seniors to Set Dates
For Physical Exams
All seniors who may desire a
physical examination before they
graduate are requested by Dr.
Fred N. Miller, University physi
cian, to make an appointment at
the health service at their earliest
Dr. Miller advises that not only
are these examinations of personal
advantage to the students who re
ceive them because unsuspected
health defects may be found, but
they are often necessary for work
applications. If students delay com
pleting a physical examination, it
may be impossible for them to get
one when needed or at all, was his
We Want a Recount
Yell leader ’lection
Didn’t go off so well.
We think Lulu Pali
Led the biggest yell.
Student Loan
Fund Climbs
Over $100,000
UO Class of 1940
Increases Total
By $337.24 Gift
For thp first limp in its history
the University Student Loan fund
has passed the $100,000 mark. A
recent contribution of $337.24 from
the class of 1940 for the emergency
loan fund brought the Student
Loan fund total to $100,021.25.
The fund now consists of $17,
534.08 cash on hand, $78,581.17 in
student loans, and $3,906 in real
estate gifts. Some student loans
are repaid in monthly installments
and all emergency loans are pay
able before students register in
spring term.
Founding of Fund
The University Student Loan
fund was founded in 1901 by Wil
liam M. Ladd of Portland. Other
early contributors were A. S. Rob
erts of The Dalles and the class of
In 1909 Senator R. A. Booth of
Eugene became interested and
through his efforts a number of
others made substantial donations.
Through the fund many students
are enabled to complete their Uni
versity work who otherwise could
not do «!o.
Many Loans
Approximately 3,500 loans are
made per year. Dean Virgil D.
Earl is director of the fund and
chairman of the Student Loan fund
committee. Other committee mem
bers are Dean Karl W. Onthank
and J. O. Lindstrom, business man
Student Body to See
Educational Films
Knowing that a poor land makes
a poor people, the government is
working on great dams and other
similar projects to prevent disas
ters such as occurred in the Mis
sissippi valley. The reasons for
these precautions are shown in
“The River,” a documentary film
which will be presented to Univer
sity students four times Tuesday.
To be held in 207 Chapman, the
first film will be accompanied by
“The City” which tells the need
for better, cleaner and more beau
tiful cities;. Both pictures were
planned and directed by Pare Lo
rentz, known for his work in the
field of documentary films.
Interesting narration, well
planned musical settings, and mar
velous photography have placed
both these films high in the esti
mation of critics. All students will
be admitted upon presentation of
their educational activities cards.
Oregon Rooters
Reelect Former
Duck Yell King
Hodges Places Second; Lulu Pali Nets
10 Votes; Varied Program Presents
Speakers, Hobson, Cavanagh
Earle Russell, diminutive yell king for the past four months, was
reelected yesterday at the student body assembly by a large plurality
vote to reign another year as king of lusty-lunged Oregon rooters.
The votes revealed the following standings: Russell, 217; Nelson
Hodges, 150; Blake Hirsh, 64; Bud Salinardo, 45; Bill Osterloh, 43; Bob
Greer, 42; Cecil Wright, 34; and Don Broderick, 14.
Lulu Pali’s dance rivaled the best efforts of the would-be yell kings
and netted her 10 votes on the
ballots for yell king.
Howard Hobson, in his speech
which opened the program, pre
dicted that Friday’s and Satur
day's games with Idaho would be
two of the toughest games of the
Heart Hop Plug
Ed Zelinsky presented a magi
cian act, accompanying it with a
rapid line of patter. Chi Omega
sorority sang ‘'As I Sit and Dream
at Evening.” The Phi Sigs sang
their sweetheart song; the quar
tet’s number was a negro spiritual.
(Please tarn to (age four)
Ball Ducat Sales
Attain New High
'New System' Sells
Effectively; Price
To Raise Saturday
"Ticket sales are bigger than
they have ever been at this early
date for the Military ball,” staled
Nathan Coleman, ticket chairman,
last evening. "The new scheme of
having juniors and seniors in the
ROTC department sell the tickets
seems to be working out well.”
Tickets for the February 22 af
fair are going so rapidly that the
chairman of the committee has de
cided that the price will rise to
$1.50 after noon Saturday. At the
present they are selling for $1.25.
A limited number of guest tickets
are available for $1.50. These tick
ets are for people living in Eugene
who wish to attend the military
This year spectator tickets are
being sold to those who wish to
sit in the balcony and watch the
brilliant panorama. These tickets
are selling for fifty cents and may
be purchased from the “soldiers"
selling the dance tickets.
Ballots for voting on the Little
Colonel candidates will be pre
sented to ticket holders as they
enter the door at the dance in the
Anita Backberg, Orides’ candi
date for Little Colonel, was unin
tentionally omitted from the list
in a previous story.
Greek G-Man Solves
Missing Pie Mystery
G-man methods have apparently
worked their way through the
comic strips and emerged from the
minds of fraternity prexies. As
witness “The Case of the Missing
Pie” or “Who CoppecI the Cus
tard ?”
It appears that the boys at a
well-known Greek house had been
behaving themselves in such ex
emplary fashion that the cook de
cided to break down and bake the
savages a toothsome dessert -to
wit, eight pies.
One Missing
Eight of them there were when
the cook pulled them out of the
oven just after lunch time. But
comes the feast and only seven sit
on the sideboard. There was a
robber on the rampage!
And the next morning the mis
sing pastry is found in the bureau
drawer of the house president!
Of course, prexy wasn’t to
blame, but he had a good notion
as to whom the culprits were. So
stealthily he stole some personal
belongings from his suspects (shav
ing equipment, etc.) and scam
pered off to the chem lab.
Dick Tracy Stuff
Why to McClure? Ah, there the
G-man work comes in! For that
president, that thieves’ nightmare,
took the pieplate and the shaving
stuff and compared the two sets of
fingerprints he found on each of
them! So Dick Tracy came
through, the culprits were caught,
and lawlessness on the Greek front
is officially apprehended.
Harlow Shapley
Stresses Need
Of Galaxy Study
Observatory Head
Gives 'High Spots'
In New Methods
Dr. Harlow Shapley, director of
the Harvard observatory and noted
astronomer, speaking last night in
the auditorium of the music build
ing, emphasized the importance of
the study of galaxies, great star
groups of which the earth is but a
small part, to learn the earth’s
place in the universe.
Giving what he termed the “high
spots” in the recent advances in
astronomy, Professor Shapley,
whose researches in that field are
of world importance said:
"The progress in astronomy has
been brought about by internation
alism in scientific discovery; the
intermingling of the various scien
tific techniques; and the tremen
dous curiosity of American scien
Dr. Shapley said that although
there were still many unsolved
problems in the mystery of the uni
verse, new discoveries had been
made in the past ten years through
the use of finely developed mech
anisms such as the coronagraph,
which measures the speed of a me
teor, and the more powerful types
of telescopes.
Professor Shapley spoke under
the joint sponsorship of Sigma Xi,
national science honorary, and the
University lecture series, to stu
dents, members of Sigma Xi, of
the American Chemical society,
and to the general public.
Future Activities
The lecture was the eighth in
Dr. Shapley’s tour of universities.
From here he will go to Stanford,
then south and eventually back to
YM to Hear Debate
On Compulsory
ROTC at Luncheon
Compulsory ROTC is the topic
of debate for the YMCA luncheon
group program this noon. Don Bo
zorth, sophomore, is taking the af
firmative side in the argument,
with Douglas Brown, freshman, on
the negative.
The social committee of the
luncheon group, Bozorth and Hor
ace White, is making arrange
ments now for the exchange lunch
eon the “Y" group has scheduled
with the YWCA Dill Pickle club
next Wednesday. Included in social
activities for that meeting will be
table tennis and a “Professor Quiz”
Withdrawal Notice
Saturday noon is the deadline
for students wishing to with
draw from classes. Anyone wish
ing to withdraw after that date
must take a failure if he does
not have passing grades. Ap
plication should be made to the
registrar’s office immediately.