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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1931)
500 Fathers Visit Oregon Campus to Celebrate Annual Dad’s Day
Fifth Annual Celebration
Draws Four Hundred
Fathers Guests at Game,
Banquet, Smoker, ami
Dads of Oregon students were
rulers of the campus during the
week-end just passed, when the
University observed its fifth an
nual Dad’s Day celebration. More
than four hundred fathers at
tended the two-day affair.
W. Lair Thompson, of Portland,
was elected president for the com
ing year at the executive meeting
of the association Saturday morn
ing. O. Laurgaard, also of Port
land, is the retiring president.
Registration of the fathers con
tinued until late Saturday.
Sigma Kappa Wins Cup
The silver cup for the most
Dads was awarded to Sigma Kap
pa sorority. Phi Mu took second
place, and Alpha Phi and Theta
Chi tied for third. \
Fraternities, sororities, and the
dormitories held special luncheons
Saturday, and radio reports of the
Oregon-N o r t h Dakota football
game were received. A smoker at
the men’s gym was a feature of
the late afternoon.
Banquet Honors Dads
Fathers, sons and daughters
were honored at a special banquet
Saturday evening at McArthur
court. Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall,
president of the University, ■ and
officers of the Dads spoke.
The annual “little big game’’
between the Oregon Frosh and the
O. S. C. Rooks on Hayward field
followed the banquet. Dads sat in
a special section.
Sunday services in Eugene
churches were dedicated to the
visiting Dads, as was also the
Sunday evening organ recital by
John Stark Evans, of the school
of music faculty.
Dads Name Prexy,
For Coming Year
Lair Thompson Succeeds
O. Laurgaard as
At their fifth annual gathering
here Saturday, the Oregon Dads
elected W. Lair Thompson of Port
land, their president for the coming
year. Mr. Thompson is an attor
ney. His son, Don Thompson, is a
member of the freshman class.
Mr. Thompson will succeed O.
Laurgaard, also of Portland. Two
other new officers were installed.
J. P. Lettridge of Baker was
named vice-president and Wilson
H. Jewett of Eugene was chosen
secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Paul W.
Ager of Eugene will continue as
Five additions were made to the
executive committee. These were
W. C. Ruegnitz, Portland; Charles
C. Hall, Portland; Dr. G. A. Mas
sey, Klamath Falls; Edgar W.
Smith, Portland, and John N. Ed
The much arbitrated problem of
student-owned automobiles was
discussed by the assembled Dads,
who proposed that all attempts to
control this matter be abolished. A
committee was named to work
with University officials in extend
ing the boundaries of the campus.
After the business meeting, the
visiting Dads turned from work to
play and listened to the Oregon
North Dakota scoreless tie over
the radio. They then attended a
smoker in the men's gymnasium.
FAILS TO TELL TRUTH
(Continued from Pope One)
parently went to the editor of good
Housekeeping and expressed her
self in this vein. Her article is
simply an attempt to prove she
was right, and she cites only those
instances that support her case.
Her reference to the University of
Oregon is very unfair, since the
incident of small pox here was two
years ago, and has been corrected.
Also, no one is capable of judging
the values of menus when they eat
but one meal here, a meal, which
by the way, would be sufficient for
an average lunch anyway.
“Many of her references are very
unfair. She criticizes the Univer
sity of California for but one small
phase of their health work, while
the institution on the whole is not
ed as a leader in health education.
Many other observations she made
two and one-haif years ago have
since been altered. No one should
take the article seriously, and I
am amazed that a magazine like
Good Housekeeping would print
such an article without first veri
fying the charges by at least send
ing copies of the material to the
University authorities have not
said whether they will take the
matter up with the magazine, al
though inquiries asking for infor
mation on the author and upon
her “investigation” have been made
to those in charge of Good House
Hall Speaks Before j
Oregon Fathers at |
Campus Groups Extend
Greetings to Duds at
Speaking in favor of a better
inderstanding between parents and
the college administration, Dr.
Arnold Bennett Hall, president of
the University, made the principal
address at the special banquet Sat
urday evening at McArthur court
in honor of the Oregon Dads.
In view of reaching this better
understanding, Dr. Hall explained
how the advisory system brought
the students into personal contact
with the faculty, how the Univer
sity was training the students spir
itually, and how the University
aimed to give them a deeper ap
preciation of music, art, and other
forms of culture. He also empha
sized the place of research in the
Before Dr. Hall’s speech, greet
ings were extended to the Dads by
the representatives of the different
groups: F. E. Callister, from the
state board of higher education,
Mrs. F. W. Bond, president of the
Oregon Mothers, Brian Mimnaugh,
president of the Associated Stu
dents, and Ann Baum, president of
the Associated Women Students.
At the close of the banquet, tro
phies for the largest attendance at
Dad's day were presented. The cff
ficers of the Oregon Dads were
then introduced by Mr. Laurgaard,
past president of the year and
toastmaster for the evening.
Invocation was read by Rever
end Maxwell Adams, University
pastor. The music was furnished
by the Oregon concert band under
the leadership of John Stehn.
Set for Today at
Five in Bungalow
Y.W.C.A. Sponsors Music
Program All Girls
Vesper services will be held this
afternoon at 5 o’clock at the Y
W. C. A. bungalow under the lead
ership of Margaret Edmunson, sec
retary of the Y. W. C. A. Nellie
Franklin will furnish the music.
The following are girls who have
signified a special interest in these
vesper services: Harriet Smith.
Ruth Ann Smith, Nancy Thomp
son, Wanda Veatch, Elinor Whar
ton, Margaret Wickersham, Betty
Wilson, Pauline Conradt, Helen
Chaney, Joan Cox, Marjorie Hal
derman, Esther Lafstedt, Mildred
Laurence, Claire Maertens, Eula
McMillan, Dorothy Morgan, Olivia
Reader, Ethel Reid, Roberta Pick
ard, Margaret Ann Pollitt.
Blanche O'Neil. Helen Neal, Mar
garet Nebugall, Mary Louise Mar
tin, Cynthia Liljequist, Maude
Long, May Alice Loveless, Mildred
Kissling, Marygold Hardison, Al
ma Hernan, Margaret Ellen Hill.
Maxine Hill, Mary Ella Hornung.
Dorothy Falsom, Mabel Darrow.
Dorothy Dodds, Hazel Corrigan,
Bobbie Beqeaith, Betty Bardwell,
Alberta Baldwin, Edwina Ander
All girls are cordially invited to
come to these half-hour services.
Staged for Dads
In Gym Saturday
Balcony Packed by Crowd
Of Fathers, Students
Wrestling, fencing, tumbling, and
stunts of all kinds were included
in the men's gymnasium. The pro
gram was under the supervision
of Walt Evans, vice-president of
the associated students.
The smoker was enjoyed by a
large crowd of dads and students.
The opening bout was a three
round boxing exhibition between
Mahr Reymers and Howard Nacht
rnan, University students, followed
by a closely contested wrestling
tilt featuring Don Cartwright and
[Francis Keltner. The second wrest
ling match was between Claire
Meisel, instructor in the University
and Carl Klemm, resulting in an
evenly fought draw.
The dads were then entertained
by a display of fencing between
Warren Powell, fencing instructor
in the physical education depart
ment, and Edwin Pitt of Newton,
Massachusetts, and a recent stu
dent of Senac, who is considered j
the outstanding fencing teacher in i
New York City. Mr. Powell and!
Mr. Pitt demonstrated the use of;
the foil, the epee, and the saber1
in three interesting contests.
Mickey Vail, A1 Bradley and j
Clarke Thompson presented ten
minutes of feature work on the;
horizontal bar, followed by trick j
tumbling by Maurice Pease, Torn-1
my Kneeland, and Clarke Thomp
Norblad Cup for
Most Dads Is Won
By Sigma Kappa
Phi Mu Gets Shaw Award;
Alpha Phi, Theta -Chi
Tie for Third
Winners in the Dad’s day compe
tition among the living organiza
tions on the campus were an
nounced Sunday, with Sigma Kap
pa, women's group, taking the
honors with one visiting dad for
every two members in the house,
or 50 per cent. They awarded the
A. W. Norblad cup, presented three
years ago by Mr. Norblad, then
Phi Mu sorority took second
place with six dads present out of
a membership of thirteen, or ap
proximately 48 per cent. They
were given the Paul T. Shaw cof
fee set, donated two years ago by
Mr. Shaw, then president of the
Oregon Dads’ organization.
Alpha Phi, women's house, and
Theta Chi, men’s fraternity, tied
for third place.
An unusually large attendance
of Dads was noted this year, and
many houses had more Dads pres
ent than the winning groups, but
the awards were made on a per
centage membership basis. Final
figures indicated that over 400
fathers of Oregon students were
present on the campus during the
A movement has been started by
some Chicago business men to in
terest college students in defense
of the prohibition -amendment.
On Lillard Stand
Hometown Conference Is
Unaware of Star’s
Joe Lillard was again the center
of more publicity last night when
word was received from Minneap
olis that he would be ineligible for
play there in the upper part of
the Park league because of his ban
in this conference.
This information, coming from
Jimmy Fox, head of the amateur
Park league there, where Joe
played before coming to Oregon,
seems to bear out the fact that
Lillard is not guilty of the charges
that had banned him from the
Coast. Because of the fact that
the amateur standing of Lillard
was not questioned while he played
in that part of the country from
where “Czar” Butler is supposed
to have received his information.
The reports staled that Lillard
would be reinstated there as soon
as his case was cleared up on the
coast. This was taken as a break
for Oregon’s stand by athletic of
ficials here, who said that it is
shown that those who knew him
were unaware of his alleged play
ing under an assumed name and
would abide by anything done out
Lillard had not planned on re
turning to Minnesota, so the new
edict has no effect upon his plans.
He will stay on the Oregon cam- ■
pus and continue his studies as he
intended to do before anything
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