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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1928)
H. L. Horry Now Geologist
For Venezuela Company
“If people think that it rains in
Oregon/' said Hally L. Berry, grad
uate of the University of Oregon,
who is now an. oil geologist for the
Fun Oil Company in Venezuela,
“they should see it pour in Vene
zuela. There the sky clouds up sud
denly and the rain begins to pour
down. Sometimes the rivers will rise
for a short time at the rate of a
foot a minute.”
For two years Mr. Berry has been
locating oil structures in the Mara
caibo Lake basin, the Oronoco River
basin, and in the northern Vene
zuelan Falcon area, ire was visit
ing on the campus early this week.
In the Maracaibo Lake region,
where Mr. Berry has worked a great
deal, the temperature is 85 degrees
the year around, day and night. The
only water supply to the city of
Maracaibo is the rain which is
caught in buckets ns it drops off
the eaves, Berry said.
“Venezuela is not a prosperous
country. It is from fifty to one
hundred years behind. 'There are
only a few paved streets, and those
have boon paved recently. The
country is rapidly improving, how
ever, since the Americans began to
develop the oil. It is expected that
Venezuela will be the second largest
oil-producing country in the world
tliis year. The trouble is not in
.getting the oil but in transporting
There are few railroads in Vene
zuela, Mr. Berry pointed out, and
those they havo are not exception
“The least time in which I made,
a fifty-mile trip on tho railroad
*rns five hours, and tho most was
thirteen. The engine burned wood
which the natives loaded by band,
and water was earned by hand in
five-gallon buckets, after which
process, the engineer took a bath.
Then the train was ready to start.
Almost overy hour after that the
crew would stop' for coffee,” Mr.
gravity. I’m not stretching it when
I say that you can take the oil out
of the ground, put. it in your car,
Living conditions of the unlives in
Venezuela are bad, Berry said. They
live on bananas, rice, and beans.
“When I say they live on bananas,
T mean livo on them. They bake
them, boil them, fry them, mix them
with meat, beans, rico or anything
else. They’re good, too,” ho added.
Snakes must have charms for Mr.
Berry, because ho says that ono of
the most interesting limes ho had in
Venezuela was one day in the junglo
when ho and a nativo killed a boa
“The native,” said Mr. Berry,
“who was absolutely afraid of noth
ing, hit the snake with a saddle
knife. Then we had to kill it in
self defense. After hitting it in
the head with a boulder and stun
ning it, we carved on it with a sad
dle knife for about a half-hour be
fore, we finally killed it.”
Mr, Berry, who is now on a two
months vacation, was graduated
from the University of Oregon with
a B.A, degree in 1924, with honors
both in general scholarship and in
geology. Ho was elected to Phi
Beta Kappa, honorary scholarship
fraternity. He received liis M.A. in
1920 from Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois, where he was a
graduate assistant in geology and a
member of Sigma Xi, national sci
entific fraternity. He lias also done
geological research work in north
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Starting from the Women’s build
ing, the participants will proceed in
two single files, the senior women
advancing along the west walk until
almost to the bleachers, and the
alumni women, headed by Mrs. El
belt Condon McCornack and Mrs.
C. A. E. Whitton, president of the
State Association of University of
Oregon "Women, proceeding in sim
ilar fashion along the east walk.
The two files turn to meet one an
other just in front of the bleachers
and walking two and two they will
form a great circle in the center of
the women’s quadrangle lawn. All
seniof women will be dressed in cap
and gown. Every woman will bear
a bouquet of flowers to use in form
ing the “O.” When they have all
assembled, the flowers will be laid
upon the green grass to form the
great Oregon “O.”
This ceremony, the joint perform
ance of the present and former
senior women students, is a beauti
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stately pantomime the essence of
the Oregon spirit, and the loyalty of
University women to their alma
Assisting Mrs. Kenneth Moore in
planning the fete, were Mrs. Law
rence T. Harris, Mrs. Robert W.
Earl, Mrs. James K. King, and Miss
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For the first time In the history'
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Urncfiel, graduate manager.
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Heretofore no firm has been able to
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in the wool sweaters and blankets
given as athletic awards.
The name of the firm has not been
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Pledges Three Today
The three new members recently
elected to Theta Sigma Phi, national
honorary journalism fraternity for
women, will he formally pledged
this afternoon just proceeding the
Emerald banquet at the home of
Dean Eric W. Allen.
The iiew members are Until Han
son, Serena Madsen, and Elizabeth
Schultze. All three girls were se
lected upon the outstanding work
they have done in the school of
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