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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1937)
Everybody Rallies to Welcome Grads to Biggest Homecoming Celebration in History
John Watts, driving- OSC right tackle
Final Two Dags of
Packed With Events
Second Day of Homecoming V^ill Feature
'Civil War' Classic on Hayward Field;
Library Dedication at 10:30
By BILL PENGRA
Starting with the alumni meeting this morning, the campus
will swing into the second day of the biggest homecoming in
history and will reach the high spot of all events in the Oregon
Oregon State “big civil war’’ this afternoon on Hayward field.
With registration reaching a new high for the usual Friday
^afternoon quota, indications from the alumni desk in Johnson
hall showed the probability of several hundred signing up by
tonight. Nearly one hundred had
checked in by 5 o’clock.
Reserved Seats Gone
Although reserved seats were
BULLETIN :LATE NEWS
Winner in the noise parade as
announced late last night are as
First prize: SAE and Susan
Second prize winners: Theta
Chi and Sigma Kappa.
Third prize: I’hi Psi, Alpha
Honorable mention: Yeomen.
Winners in the homecoming
sign contest were Theta Chi for
the men and Chi Omega for the
gone early this week and more
bleachers were being constructed,
the football ticket office said yes
/terday that about four thousand
general admission seats remain,
both in the horseshoe end of the
stands and the south end zone. Tic
kets may lie purchased at the gates
before the kickoff at 2 o’clock.
An annual alumni meeting in the
browsing room of the new libe will
start at 9:30 this morning. With
Ben Chandler presiding, the elec
tion of officers and explanation of
the new program will be held.
Libe to Be Dedicated
Oregon’s new library will be for
mally dedicated in a short cere
mony in the browsing room at
10:30. The $640,000 unit of the
campus $1,000,000 building pro
gram was put in use early last
The renovated Murray Warner
art museum will be opened with a
showing of a collection of Japan
ese art paintings this morning at
Y After assembling at gate 1 at
Hayward field this afternon, all
Oregon lettermen, past and pres
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Mag Break Record
Still Has Plentiful
Supply of Rooms
Back they come—alumni are in
vading Old Oregon in greater num
bers than at any time in the last
nine years, and a still greater in
flux is expected tomorrow, accord
ing to Vera A. Powers, alumnae.
Approximately 120 old grads had
registered at the headquarters in
Johnson hall at 10 o’clock last
night and registration will close
at 5 tonight, when the count will
be made and the cup awarded to
the sorority or fraternity having
the greatest alumni turnout.
The housing situation is well in
hands. While Eugene hotels are
sending newcomers to the housing
committee, Mrs. Gordon Clark, in
charge of housing, said that there
are plenty of rooms available and
an adequate reserve list to be used
Frank Ramsey, OSC’s strong man, right guard
Joe Huston, deadeye booting left guard
‘Jackrabbit Jav” Graybeal, fleetfoot Oregon half
'Civil War’ Stage Set for Gun
Gala Throng Swings With Whiteman
Screaming sirens, bells, minia
ture bombs, riveting machines,
air guns, and yelling students
combined to make last night’s
noise parade probably the great
est in Oregon history. Twenty
thousand noise-maddened people
literally “went crazy.”
Crowds lined the streets from
the depot to the campus, cheer
ing, laughing, and holding their
ears . . . mostly the latter.
One float got out ahead of the
rest and reaching the field, was
the cause for the huge rally bon
fire being ignited pre-schedule.
At the bonfire the floats were
abandoned as students stormed
forward to yell for good old Ore
gon, led by the rally committee.
Then, slowly but surely the
crowd dispersed, some off to
their homes, some off to the con
cert, and some off to “rest a bit”
for the dance.
One more noise parade had
come to a thrilling end and
thousands of townspeople and
students were satisfied that it
really had been “noisy."
Whiteman Tired, But
Crowds Are Thrilled
By HARRY LEHRBACH
The stage was set, the lights dimmed, and the audience burst into
a round of applause as Paul Whiteman, king of modern music, made
his appearance at the microphone, only to announce that some of the
boys had forgotten their music stands and the concert was delayed
until some were found.
Whiteman's entertainers were artists in their profession, holding the
Annual alumni meeting-, browsing room, new library;
election of officers; explanation of new program; Presi
dent Ben Chandler presiding.
Dedication of Oregon's new library of the $1,000,000.00
new building program. Browsing room, new library.
Lunch in living organizations.
All “Order of the 'O’ Men” meet at gate 1, Hayward
Kickoff of the “battle royal.” Oregon vs. Oregon State.
An all alumni get together at the Eugene armory (7th
and Oak). Every one will be there and this should be
one of the highlights of the weekend.
Get together dinners—dinner parties—all living organi
Sunday, October 24
Galli-Curci concert-star attraction of the ASUO Greater
audience speimouna, giving no m
! dication of the weariness that sur
Backstage was a different scene.
Jimmy Brierly, singing starlet,
| was fast asleep on a trunk with a
coat thrown over him. Whiteman
retired immediately for a cigaret
before the dance was to start, and
when approached by reporters,
asked if he couldn’t have five min
utes’ rest before being interviewed.
He appeared jovial, however, and
j soon opened up.
“I was truly disappointed in my
performance this evening," White
man volunteered. "I can put over
a real concert if the microphones
blend well and the audience is not
: more than three miles from the
He further explained that the
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'King of Jazz' Thrills
The strains of the late George Gershwin’s immortal “Rhapsody in
Blue” opened the Paul Whiteman concert to an appreciative audience
at McArthur court last night, the second of the Greater Artist series.
The concert preceded the annual homecoming dance in the Igloo, at
which nearly 1000 couples danced to the luring strains of Whiteman’s
The opening number featured the
famed pianist Roy Bargy, who has
played “Rhapsody in Blue” more
times than any other person. Since
BULLETIN: LATE NEWS
Friar pledges announced at the
homecoming dance last night
are Doug Milne, Zollie Volcliok,
Don Johnson, Freed Bales, Wal
ter Vernstrom, Vernon Moore,
Dick Sleeter, Bill Pease, and Bob
it was written 11 years ago by
Gershwin, it has been one of the
Jimmy Brierly, the singing star
let next was featured in "A Pretty
Girl is Like a Melody” and. as an
encore, "The Night is Young and
You’re so Beautiful.”
Marian Manners, Whiteman’s fa
mous songbird, was encored three
times by the thunderous applause
as she sang “Gabriel, Blow Yo’
Horn,” immediately after which
Whiteman gave his own distinct
arrangement of “A Study in
Brown,” currently popular num
Hundreds of dancers flocked to
the floor of the Igloo last night as
Paul Whiteman swung his music.
After midnight last night, a score
of objections flowed into the Em
erald office. All objected to the
condition of the dance floor. Many
suggested that vandals had flooded
the floor with glue.
The highlight of the concert was
in his interpretation of “Nola” on
the saxophone by Andy Oieglietto.
As he started his encore of
"Stardust,” there was a gasp and
sigh from the audience, then com
plete silence as he held his listen
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Parade at Gate 1
All Order of O men, including
alumni lettermen, will be ad
mitted free to the game today.
The traditional parade will form
at Gate 1 at Hayward field at
1:30. Lettermen are requested
I to wear their sweaters.
With Grid Dance
There is to be a big rally
dance this afternoon in Gerlin
ger hall immediately following
the game. The dance, lasting
until 6 o’clock, is being spon
sored by the rally committee
and is free to everyone, mem
bers of both student bodies and
The rally committee has
asked that students keep their
seats when the game is over.
A big snake dance will be
formed, circle the field; then ail
students will march en masse
Winners, losers, everybody
. . . is invited to the dance.
To Meet Monday;
May Name Prexy
Visits From Prospects
Indicate an Early
Increased possibility was seen
this week that Oregon’s presidential
successor to Dr. C. Valentine Boy
e> i might be announced following
Monday’s regular meeting in Port-;
land of the state board of higher
The visit on the campus last
Monday and Tuesday of Charles F.
Remer, professor of economics, was
believed to have been the third
such trip made by candidates rec
ommended to the board by Chan
cellor Frederick M. Hunter. Two
men of the five named, David Fa
ville, professor of economics at
Stanford and a former member of
' the University faculty, and Clar
j ence M. Updegraf, assistant to the
president of the University of
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Program Set Today
By PAT ERICKSON
The University of Oregon’s $500,000 library, the greatest single
structure in the school’s history for years, entirely completed, stands
ready for its formal dedication today.
Dedication services will be held at 10:30 a m. in the browsing
room with Dean James H. Gilbert as chairman. The key speech,
“Library the Heart of a College,” is to be given by John Henry Nash,
To March in Parade
All sophomores in military who
would like to march and partici
pate in the pre-game ceremonies
this afternoon report to Sergeant
Harvey Blythe at the ROTC build
ing at 1:00, in uniform.
The event is to form a color
guard for the flag raising ceremon
ies, the corps will march behind
the band, come to attention while
the flag is being raised, and after
wards the company will disband,
finding seats wherever they are
lucky enough to find one,
All sophomores interested should
j report, at 1 shap today or call the
I ROTC and give their name.
Han Francisco printer. Vice-Presi
dent Burt Brown Barker will give
the dedicatory address.
Other speakers on the program
include Matthew Hale Douglass, li
brarian, Dean Ellis F. Lawrence,
Senator Steiwer, and Chancellor
Frederick M. Hunter, who will in
troduce Mr. Nash.
According to information re
ceived by M. H. Douglass, librar
ian, Earl Snell, secretary of state,
and Rex Putnam, superintendent
of public instruction, will be pres
[ ent at the dedication as well as a
number of other prominent people.
Builders to Be Present
Some of the men who helped
with the detailing and design of
the building who plan to be pres
ent are Arthur and Albert Run
quist, of Portland, painters of the
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To Be Pitted Against
'Gray Ghost' Todag
Smith-Graybeal Combination Expected to
Sparkle in Homecoming Contest Today;
Starting Line-up to Be as Usual
By BILL NORENE
Climaxing- the biggest homecoming celebration in the history
of the school, Oregon State’s Beavers with Joe Gray, Elmer
Kolberg, and one of the toughest defensive lines on the coast
will clash this afternoon on OSC-scarred Hayward field with
Oregon’s Ducks and their potent aerial offensive.
Already this season Coach Prink Callison’s Webfoots have
scored twice (74) as many points as last year’s (34) repre
Credit for this of course is due
largely to the brilliant aggregation
of sophomore backs in the Webfoot
fold. Passers Bob Smith are the
two leading lights in the passing
show with Paul Rowe, Jay Gray
beal, and Anderson the best of the
running backs. On the receiving
end of most of Smith's and Ander
son's passes is 160-pound Jay Gray
beal, the Pendleton jackrabbit.
Pass Attack Scores
The Smith - to - Graybeal pass
combination has been responsible
for 3 of Oregon’s 11 scores, while
many other times it has put the
Ducks in position to score.
Dale Lasselle, a senior, is again
performing as he did during his
sophomore year here. Last year
was a lean one for Dale, but this
year with Hank Nilsen, Paul Rowe,
and Arleigh Bentley to put would
be tacklers back on their collective
heels, he is really going to town.
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Probable Starting Lineup
Oregon State Oregon
No. Name Pos. Name No.
26 Don Coons LER.. Bud Robertson 14
r,6 Frank Nihil LTK . Bill Estes 37
69 Frank Ramsey , LGK Tony Amato (C) 26
98 Jim Orr C . Verne Moore 73
63 Prescott Hutchins RGB Joe Huston 31
96 Leon Sterling RTL Bill Foskett 68
f>9 Joe Wendlick REL . John Yerby 81
58 Bill Duncan. Q Hank Nilsen 75
25 Joe Gray , LHR Dale Lasselle 54
36 Jay Mercer RHL Steve Anderson 34
43 Elmer Kolberg . F .Paul Rowe 33
Oregon state squad: 23 Woodman, 24 Mountain, 25 Gray, 26
Coons, 28 Alexander, 29 Ell, 32 Holcomb, 35 Gillaspy, 36 Mercer,
38 Reed, 39 Higgins, 42 Gillis, 43 Kolberg, 45 Eilers, 46 Pollard, 48
Schultz, 49 Wedin, 52 Younce, 53 Watts, 54 Steir, 56 Nihil, 58
Duncan, 59 Wendlick, 62 Copenhagen, 63 Hutchins, 64 Sutherland,
65 Schell, 68 Hackenbruck, 69 Ramsey, 85 Boylan, 89 Bailey, 93
Stoddard, 95 Waters, 96 Sterling, 98 Orr.
Oregon squad: 14 L. Roberson, 20 Kennedy, 22 Beggs, 24 E.
Robertson, 25 Husk, 26 Amato (C), 27 Nicholson, 28 Gebhardt, 30
Passolt, 31 Huston, 32 Speetzen, 33 Rowe, 34 Anderson, 36 Peters,
37 Estes, 38 Emmons, 39 Rach, 41 Bentley, 42 Breaid, 49 Jacobson,
51 Whitfield, 53 Grabb, 56 Smith, 58 Reginato, 61 Berry, 64 Morris,
05 Blenkinsop, 67 Jensen, 68 Foskett, 70 Inskeep, 71 Giovanini, 73
Moore, 75 Nilsen, 76 Waldon, 78 Donovan, 79 Braeher, 80 Graybeal,
Referee Nibs Price (California).
Umpire- Mike Moran (W.S.C.).
Head Linesman Doug Lowell (Mt. Carmel).
Field Judge Tom Shea (Mt. Angel).