Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 23, 1941, Page Three, Image 3

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    Libe to Show
Basel's Books
Display to Feature
Militaristic Books
Of Army Captain
Outstanding: among the many
exhibits which will be displayed
on Library day, May 3, will be
the Captain James Dodson Ba
sey collection of books and pe
The collection, donated to the
University library last summer
through the courtesy of Miss Ma
bel Dodson of Portland, aunt of
the late Captain Basey, features
especially material in the field of
military history and strategy.
About 200 of the books are in
these categories; about 60 deal
with the World war, 50 with
American wars, and over 200 (75
in English and 130 in French)
deal with military history, Na
poleon, and the Napoleonic wars.
There are 215 volumes of the
Everyman’s library series in
cluded in the group. All the books
are in fine physical condition, ac
cording to the University library
call number, and have attractive
French bindings.
Captain Basey, Captain U.S.
army, retired, was born in Port
land in. 1892. He attended the
Portland academy and high
school, School of Education, Chi
cago, did his undergraduate work
at the Universities of Wisconsin
and South Carolina, and his grad
uate work at George Washing
ton university. During the World
war, Captain Basey participated
in the Aisne-Marne defensive,
where he was gassed and slightly
As chief of the translation and
enemy documents section of
the American Expeditionary
force, he was awarded a Serbian
medal, sword and citation (the
Serbian Order of the White Ea
gle, Fifth Class).
After the war, while he was in
the Walter Reed hospital in
Washington, D. C., Captain Ba
sey wrote a 400-page monograph,
illustrating Napoleon’s maxims
with Civil wrar situations. The
Army and Navy Journal pub
lished this study from April, 1921,
to April, -922.
Captain Basey died January 9,
1934, in Seattle.
The collection of books and pe
riodicals, as well as the Serbian
citation and decorations, may be
seen in the map room on Library
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For ROTC Classes
Due to the greatly increased
number of sophomore applicants
for advanced ROTC, Colonel
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Boyer to Contribute
Valuable Old Letters
When historians of the future
write of Woodrow Wilson, they
will owe a portion of their “char
acter study’’ of the World war
leader to the contributions of
Dean Valentine Boyer of Ore
gon’s school of arts and letters.
Little did the tall rangy Prince
ton undergraduate know, when he
was pouring over law books at
the turn of the century, that the
close friendship that he formed
with a Professor Wilson of the
political science department
would some day become a vital
link in American history.
Wins Prize
The young Princeton man, now
Dr. Boyer, was awarded the cov
eted Atwater prize just after 1900
for his essay on “English Colon
ization in India.” Woodrow Wil
son was the judge. And the
friendship formed between stu
dent and teacher flourished with
the years.
Last week the University dean,
who has been ill for some time
in Eugene, received a letter from
the Library of Congress asking
if he would consider presenting
his personal correspondence with
the World war president to the
nation as a source for future
Dr. Boyer, who until a few
years ago was president of the
University of Oregon, has agreed
to contribute his now-valuable’
correspondence. The most inter
esting of the letters, not yet
found, is a note in which Wilson
urges him to change his field
from law to that of literature.
This letter, the library staff be
lieves, may shed a decided light
on the early prejudices of the
former president.
Shows Literary Tastes
The sheaf of letters that will
R. M. Lyon, head of the Univer
sity military department, has
submitted a request to the war
department for a larger allot
ment next year.
Present facilities can handle
only 100 advanced course men.
Colonel Lyon feels that present
conditions and increased interest
in military training will require
an additional allotment for the
coming year.
go to the national capital include
a great many recommendations
for young Boyer’s reading—
which express Mr. Wilson's liter
ary tastes; a letter written from
Bermuda where the newly-elected
president visited to select his new
cabinet; letters written while gov
ernor of New Jersey; and inter
esting helpful notes relating to
the establishment of the honor
system at Illinois university
where Dr. Boyer taught before
coming to Oregon.
The correspondence covers the
period from 1902, when they part
ed at Princeton, until the Ameri
can statesman’s death.
Last Year's First
In Library Contest
Now on Exhibition
Students interested in the
library contest for the best per
sonal library will find a model on
display in the circulation depart
ment of the University library.
The exhibit is the collection of
Gerald Huestis, last year’s first
place winner. Besides many re
cent books and standard works,
he has also included valuable
reprints. Added to his library
since last year are the two books
which he bought with his prize
money, Cunningham’s “Textbook
of Anatomy” and Maximow and
Bloom’s “Textbook of Histology.”
Huestis plans to attend medical
school later.
The contest is a feature of Li
brary day, May 3, which will com
memorate the anniversary of the
new library.
Ex-Student Writes
For Fiction Weekly
Don James, former student at
the University of Oregon and
now a resident of Portland, will
be featured in the May 10 issue
of Detective Fiction Weekly.
James has written a murder
mystery laid in the background
of a large department store, and
the publishers announce that
“Corpse on Account” is one of
the most entertaining “whodunit”
stories published in recent years.
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Junior-Senior YW
Breakfast Planned
For Sunday, May 4
The annual junior-senior break
fast will be Sunday, May 4, at 9 4
o’clock at the Osburn hotel, it
was announced yesterday by
Kathleen Brady, general chair
The breakfast is sponsored an
nually by the YWCA and is a
tribute to the senior women. Ac
cording to tradition, all juniors
in women’s living organizations
are expected to take their seniors
to the affair.
The committee heads are as
follows: Marjorie Roehm, place
cards and decorations; Pat Salis
bury, secretary and hotel ar
rangements; Corrine Wignes, pub
licity; Lizbeth Daggett, posters;
Marilyn Marshall, finance and
tickets; and Jean Griffith, music.
Washington Offers
Aid to Sociologists
University of Washington has
several fellowships available for
capable and mature graduate stu
dents who have completed at
least one year of graduate study
in sociology.
Each fellowship has a stipend
of $540 for the academic year
plus remission of tuition, which,
for nonresident students, is
$187.50. Holders of fellowships
have the opportunity of acquiring
supervised teaching experience by
assisting with the introductory
course in sociology.
May 1 is the final date for fil
i n g applications. Application
blanks and a departmental bulle
tin outlining the requirements for
advanced degrees, will be for
warded upon request by the chair
man of the department of soci
ology at the university in Seattle.
Co-op Assists
Many Students
McClain Estimates
$3393 Paid Back
During Last Year
“In the 21 years of the Univer
sity Co-op store’s existence, it has
put at least 100 students com
pletely through school,’’ declared
M. P. McClain, store manager, as
he looked over the past year’s
financial statement.
At present seven students are
working steady and during the
rush periods from 35 to 40 stu
dents have been employed. Mr.
McClain estimated that $3393.98
was paid to student help this
Out of every $100 spent, $18 is
returned to the students every
year and last spring, 5 per cent
on the cash register tickets was
paid back to the student body,
Mr. McClain said. So far as is
known, the University Co-op is
the only store in the world with
such a record, he said.
During the past year the Co-op
has paid $8498.21 for second
hand books brought in by stu
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