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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1937)
Concert to Initiate
From Class Grind
To Rebuild Bonfire
UNIVERSITY OP OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1937
Oregon Campus Set for Three-Day 'Biggest Homecoming Celebration1
Three big days!
/ The biggest three days in homecoming weekend history, if advance
plans can be taken as an indication.
And advance plans, as completed and outlined by Bill Dalton, gen
eral chairman for the weekend, seem to indicate this to be true.
Although no estimate could be made on the number of alumni
expected for the event, Elmer Fansett, alumni secretary, said that
reports from the Portland secretary and other groups indicated a
Football Tickets Near Sellout
The seating arrangements for the “civil war” Saturday became a
problem to the ticket office this week when all reserved seats went
over the board. The entire section of 13,500 was gone early, and Anson
B. Cornell, athletic manager, was faced with the problem of building
enough bleachers to hold the expected crowd. Nearly 1000 of the 4000
bleachers available have changed hands alraedy, he announced.
Freshman Classes Excused
At a special meeting of the student discipline committee and the
bonfire committee yesterday an unprecedented action started by Dean
James H. Gilbert resulted in a special ruling being made whereby all
freshman men will be excused from classes this morning to work
on the big frosh bonfire at Eighteenth and Agate streets.
Said Chairman Dalton yesterday, “This year’s homecoming will
“lain, one in me largest gamenngs oi aiumm ever ro attend tne cere
monies at the University of Oregon.
"The revived tradition of the frosh bonfire before the Oregon
Oregon State game, the old fashioned noise parade and rally, organiza
tion signs welcoming the grads, dedication of the new library, ano
the fine ASUO attractions—all will combine for what we think will
be the tops in this campus event.”
Afternoon Classes Excused
In accordance with long-standing precedence, the student discipline
committee this week, voted to dismiss all classes (except classes in
the school of law) today at noon.
Alumni registration begins a tone o’clock today and will continue
until 10 p.m. The registration table in the lobby of Johnson hall will
be open tomorrow all (lay. Housing facilities will be arranged there
both days under the direction of Xhe lunini office, ns hotel accommo
dations have been taken for about three weeks.
Brief exercises dedicating the new libe, the last unit of the past
two year's $1,000,0000 construction program, will be held in the same
room at 10:30 a.m. The principal speaker will be John Henry Nash
printer of San Francisco and a former lecturer at the University. Mr
Nash brings with him a collection of books from his private library
to be exhibited at 8:30 p.m. The dedication and exhibition, to be attend
ed by many University and other officials, will be open to the general
“Civil War” Kickoff at 2 o’clock
In the afternoon, all “Order of the O men” will meet at gate 1
at Hayward field and parade before the game. The opening kick-off
of the battle royal, Oregon and Oregon State, will be at 2 p.m. This
will be Oregon's second game on her new $10,00 turf field.
An alumni get-together at the Eugene armory (Seventh and Oak)
will follow the game at 4:30. Dinner parties and dances at the indi
vidual living groups will complete the evening.
Completing the busy weekend will be the ASUO concert by Galli
Curei, star of the season’s attractions, at McArthur court at 3 o’clock.
Cup to Be Awarded Houses
Alumni must register to have their names counted in the house
competition for attendance, according to Kathleen Duffy, chairman
of registration. A silver loving cup will be awarded the living organiza
tion with the largest registration.
Noise Parade Follows Dinner
Following dinners in living organizations tonight, the noise parade
will form and leave 13th and Kincaid streets to move through the town.
The reappearance of riveting hammers against circular saws will mark
a return to that type of “college humor" for the first time in five years,
Si Wentworth, in charge of the parade, commented. The parade down
Willamette and back will start at G o'clock to allow the evening pro
gram enough time.
Bonfire to Light Rally
The big frosh bonfire to be constructed this morning will be set
off as the parade arrives at the southeast corner of the athletic field.
Besides the backing given the old tradition by Deans Gilbert and Earl,
committee members will try to get Baz Williams, an old grad who
has complained of the lack of school spirit, to light the oil-soaked fire.
While the huge mass of waste sends flames into the air, approximately
one hundred feet nigh, a pre-game rally will take place on a special
platform. Members of the team, coaches, and old timers will express
their opinion of Oregon’s spirit and the team's chances over a loud
Paul Whiteman to Play
An attraction of the ASTTO series will be presented at 8:30 when
Paul Whiteman’s band will play in concert at McArthur court for one
Climaxing the first day’s festivities will be the official homecoming
.lance starting at 10 o’clock. Whiteman’s 30-piece band will play for
three hours, with special late permission of 1:15 being granted for
Alumni Will Meet Saturday
Saturday morning, the annual alumni meeting, presided over by
Ben Chandler, will be held in the browsing room of the new libe.
Election of officers and a discussion of the group's new program will
The Thin Man
Former 327-pound Paul Whiteman, now wilted away to 197
pounds, will lead his 30-piece orchestra in the opening event on the
three-star homecoming weekend program. Paul and the boys will
start swinging it tonight at 8:30 at a one-hour concert, and will
take up their work again at 10 o’clock tonight at the traditional
weekend dance in McArthur court.
Vandals Ignite Bonfire, Frosh Classes Freed
f With Pep Assembly
Victory in Contest
With Old Rivals
University of Oregon students
officially started the round of
homecoming activities yesterday
morning1 at an 11 o'clock assembly
in Gerlineer hall, with a review of
the football nrosnects for the OSC
game on Saturday, a rehearsal of
new peD yells, and a preview of
the weekend schedule.
Barney Hall. ASUO president
and master of ceremonies, asked
an explanation of the celebration
/ from Bill Dalton, chairman of the
Members of the varsity football
team, coaxed to the platform by
the wily student president, ex
pressed their individual and col
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Living Organizations Asked to Liberate All
Frosh From 'Dailv Dozens;' Help Needed
To Complete Bonfire
A general call was sent out last night to all frosh bonfire builders_
ex-apartment house janitors, boy scouts, and others. Every freshman
that wears pants was excused from classes this morning by the special
ruling of the Student Discipline committee, for the purpose of getting
every available worker up to work on the homecoming bonfire, accord
insr to Si Wentworth, chairman in
charge of construction.
A rrane-ements were made yes
terday with every house and dorm
ptoup to see that all “excused -
from - the - grind - of - classes”
first year men will be present and
willing to help in their own tradi
tional class event. Arrangements
were also made to see about those
frosh who do not show up.
Calling All Cars
While listing the vast quantity
of materials which the committee
has secured to be added to the
towering pile to be constructed,
Wentworth added an urgent plea
that any trucks, pickups, or cars
that can be used for collection of
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Few Tickets Left
With present indications point
ing toward a sell-out crowd for the
Oregon-Oregon State homecoming
game Saturday, Ed Walker, head i
of the ticket office in the Igloo,
has issued a warning to all stu
dents to exchange their ASUO
cards for official tickets to the j
game before Friday night.
It will be “just too bad" for those
students who neglect to do this.
SPEs Taken in
'Mill Race Frat'
With Icy Bath
One “hell - of - a - mess” ade
quately described the condition
of the Sigma Phi Epsilon house
at 12:30 last night when members
of Sigma Nu, Kappa Sig, Phi Psi,
Chi Psi, and Beta fraternities
had done with putting “some of
the SPEs” in the race.
Over 125 fellows converged on
the SPE house at 12:15 last
night. For some five minutes the
mob stood helplessly outside, at
tempting to effect an entrance,
while SPEs nonchalantly drop
ped firecrackers and buckets of
water on the attackers.
At 12:30, having mill-raced al
most two-thirds of the SPEs, the
attacking fraternity men with
drew to call it a day. Melvin
Macullen, SPE, had to have three
stitches takn in the bottom of his
leg, having lit on some glass
Noise' Parade Will Open
Whiteman Jazz Follows
Captain Tony Amatc
Will Lead Gigantic
Parade; Floats anc
Band to Follow
By RITA WRIGHT
One of the largest noise par
ades in the history of Oregor
will form tonight, as all noise
floats congregate, at the South
ern Pacific dpuot at. 6 p.m. tc
start• the’r line of marc!
through the downtown section
snd "u to Hayward field for the
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"nr hand the floats, "n<l truelcs
loaded ”’Uh ‘.fnripntq, Tr'f’ s lirlll
*'» the C-'U^e-^ S|-v by G tonight
to pick u» nassene-ers.
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Wi'larne44“. ttmn nt, ii*h coot- on
11th to Poor] flown Ppr,„) fn 14fb
then Plot on 14 th to Abler, from
ther/, to IStVl ee,l nwnnrl to fJcir..
weed fip|d for the rjpnntir bonfire
thot has been laid by the freshman
A general rule is that no one ,•=.
lo he allowed on anv noise float
except noisemnkers which is mm>
1” a safetv nreenution as wlthnnt
this nrecaution in vears nest the
parade has resulted in iniurie3.
Huge Crowd IOxoected
Hundreds of cheering students
will pnrticit>ate in the mrade. Ore
gon’s band, noise machines, cheer
ing students will join the gala cele
Over 20.000 snectators are ex
pected to view Oregon’s greatest
rally event as it winds through Eu
’ Noon Last Chance
ForStuden tDuca ts;
By LEONARD JERMAIN
Holders of student body cards were given until noon Friday to get
tickets for Saturday’s game, the deadline, formerly set at Thursday
night, having been moved ahead.
At a late hour yesterday approximately 1450 student body members
To Be Featured
A t Igloo Dance
Student talent will make lip
the program for the Paul White
man Intermission tonight feat
uring the original popular songs
and lvries composed and written
by Wilfred Roadman.
A group of three songs, the
first a torch song entitled “Tired
of It All.” will be sung bv Ger
aldine Hult, a former Oregon
The next number will be a col
legiate melody entitled “College
Bachelor,” by Mary Staten. A
swingy little tune, “Out on a
Iamb," is to be vocalized by Ned
This will be the first campus
hearing of these tunes for which
Roadman has written the lyrics.
Mary Staten has collaborated
with him on some of the lyrics.
Roadman will play the accom
Infirmary to Feature
One of the features of homecoming weekend will be a “hangover
ward” at the infirmary. The health service staff, en masse, will
probably devote much effort to the care of over-indulgers. The night
before “the morning after” will find the hospital staff busy cracking
anu lining noi water Dottles.
Another important feature of
the infirmary homecoming pro
gram will be a splinter committee.
This group will attend to all cases
of "sticking splinters’’ which is a
contagious disease found among
those who sit on wooden bleachers
during football games. The sur
gery will bouse a recreation room
for the ill-fated alums. Billiards
and card games will be in progress
at all times.
A service charge of 25 cents will
be made to all who require more
than one plaster cast. The funds
derived from these charges will go
towards the purchase of an "iron
kidney” for the infirmary.
Those who have well-cultivated
vocal chords will be isolated in
the sterilization room where try
outs will be held for an alumni
MISS I*HY ILL,
Miss Margaret Phy, secretary to
the dean of physical education, is
confined to her home with intestin
al flu. Miss Phy was unable to
work Tuesday afternoon and is
not expected to return to work un
til the latter part of the week.
DAR Members Will
Entertain With Tea
The D.A.R. will give a tea at
Gerlinger hall Friday, October 22,
from 3 to 5, to entertain the state
Mrs. S. E. Stevens, Eugene, re
gent for the local chapter is in
charge of the tea.
naa Deen given ucnets Dy present
ing student bodv cards at the tick
et offices in the Igloo.
Contrary to rumors of a com
nlete sellout for Saturday’s game,
there are still plenty of good gen
eral admission seats left, it was
announced at the ticket offices.
Reserved Seats Sold Out
Although reserved seating has
been sold out for the oast ten days
there is no scarcity of the general
admission nastehoards. according
to FI. R. Walker, ASUO ticket
With local hotel accommodations
sold out long ago for the home
coining weekend, final arrange
ments for the housing of anticipat
ed homecoming crowds were being
made yesterday under the direc
tion of the alumni office.
With the Fugene chamber of
commerce cooperating in sending
lists of townspeople having rooms
available for Friday and Saturday
nights, the alumni office an
nounced itself readv to find ac
commodations for all comers.
Living organizations on the cam
pus will as usual make room for
returning grads, relatives, and
friends coming to the campus for
the annual weekend.
lob Mart Spurred
Students, financially pressed,
with will power enough to give up
the festivities of the weekend, may
obtain part time employment dur
ing homecoming by contacting
Miss Janet Smith at the campus
A carload of Oregon State stu
dents pulled a fast one on the
freshmen last night. Drawing the
attention of the frosh guards to
one end of the stadium, the OS<!
fellows proceeded to burn three
foot letters OSC in the turf on
Hayward. These will be covered
over by cut grass today.
Friday, October 22
1:00 p.m. Registration begins Lobby, Johnson hall. Alumni mu3t
register to have their names count in house competition
5:00 p.m. Dinner in all living organizations.
6:00 p.m. Big noise parade leaves 13th and Kincaid to move down
town. Parade down Willamette and back to campus.
7:45 p.m. Big frosh bonfire will be set off at 18th and Agate
(SE corner of athletic field) as the noise parade and stu
dent body arrive.
8:00 p.m. Homecoming rally at side of the bonfire. Platform,
loud speakers, football team, coaches, old timers.
8;30p.m. Paul Whiteman’s band will give an hour concert in Mc
10:00p.m. Homecoming dance begins—Paul Whiteman’s 30-piece
band. Dancing until 1:00 am.
The living organizations will be awarded prizes for the best home
coming sign and float. Friar pledging.
Jazz King's Concert,
Dance Music Sets
Tempo for 'Biggest
By TIM TAIT
In anticipation of a Saturday
“little war” victory students, fac
ulty, and Oregon alumni will dance
to the strains of Paul “Shadow”
Whiteman’s internationally fam
ous orchestra tonight at McArthur
court between 10 p.m. and 1 p.m.,
highlighting Oregon’s “biggest
Preceding the dance from 8:30
to 9:30 the leader and his
orchestra will entertain at the
court as the second of the ASUO's
concerts. It is free to all holders of
student body cards.
Expect Over Thousand
Over a thousand couples are ex
pected to be in attendance tonight,
it was estimated by Dick Pierce,
chairman of the dance committee.
“Why they have even given the
Oregon State coeds overnight
privileges so they won’t miss it.
It’s *he biggest thing yet,” he said.
The dance is to be the occasion
for several traditional campus
events. The cups for the winning
noise float and the best homecom
ing sign will be presented to the
respective houses. The evening will
be climaxed by entrance, at exactly
11:15 of the Friars arrayed in their
traditional robes. They will parade
through the court and “tap” into
their ranks students they have
chosen to join their organization.
Come From Seattle
Whiteman is expected to arrive
from Seattle late this afternoon
and will be greeted by Jack Enders
and his welcoming committee who
are to handle the visitors stay at
Eugene. Although no definite plans
have been made for their enter
tainment by the University over a
dozen fraternities have bid for the
privilege of dining them.
An appropriate theme represent
ing the evolution of the “jazz age”
has been chosen in honor of the
"king.” The Igloo has been walled
yith huge caricatures depicting the
era of swing music. A system of
lighting centering around a large
(evolving crystalline ball has been
designed to blot out the entire
upper undecorated part of the hall.
Rainbow to Flash
The flashing rainbow effect re
sulting from the arrangement is to
be a representative setting for the
‘king of jazz” and his music.
Tickets for the dance are attain
able at campus booths or at the
loor this evening. Students will be
idmitted to the concert by present
ng their student body cards. Paid
jp members of the Oregon alumni
issociation will also be admitted
without further charge.
$65 to YWCA
For Iron Lung
All the little plates that trav
eled from one organization to
another under sponsorship of
the YWCA for the iron lung
fund netted approximately $65.
This money was received en
tirely through student donations
and will be added to the general
fund in Eugene for the life-sav