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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1938
WESTON WINS PRESIDENCY
Daily Rated US 'Tops’
Junior Weekend Begins
With Crowning of Queen
At Campus lunch Today
Junior Class Prexy Will Crown0 Virginia;
Dr. Erb Will Administer Oath of Office to
New ASUO Executive Committee
By BUD JERMAIN
Long-awaited high spot of spring term, Junior weekend is here
today, officially beginning at noon as a record crowd of visitors and
students gathers in the shadow of the Pioneer for campus luncheon.
With the luncheon the three-day parade of events will be off to a
flying start. Virginia Regan will be crowned Queen Virginia I at 12:30
as Junior Class President Zane Kemler places the royal diadem upon
her head. Also on the royal platform will be Princesses Blanche Mc
Clellan, Marcia Steinhauser, Jacqueline McCord, and Betty Crawford.
Newly-elected ASUO officers will take office at the campus
luncheon, this being the first time such a system has been used. The
oath of office will be administered by Dr. Donald M. Erb, president
of the University.
Honor Societies Will Pledge
Before the assembled court and guests, Mortar Board and Friars,
senior honoraries, will pass through the crow tapping pledges.
Lunches will be provided for 2500, the menu being topped by bar
becued sandwiches. No meals will be servd in living organizations at
noon. Luncheon begins promptly at 12, and is free to everyone, accord
ing to Margaret Goldsmith, luncheon chairman.
Tradition will be rigidly enforced, with the lettermen, led by
President Hank Nilsen, dunking males for several varieties of offenses,
including wearing white shoes or neckties and talking to any girl. The
only excption to the latter rule is mother^, Nilsen said. Violators of
the tradition will be lowered into the sunken fountain between the
new law school and Deady hall.
Luncheon Music Also Scheduled
Earl Scott’s 11-piece orchestra will play for the hour of luncheon,
contributing special entertainment numbers also. An Associated pub
lic address system will be used in the proceedings.
More than 500 mothers are expected to be on the campus to join
students in weekend festivities.
At 1:30 crowds will shift to the mill race for the burlesque canoe
fete and water carnival. Following this event two choices are offered,
the terrace dance coming at 3 o’clock and sports events at the same
time. The prize dance on the terrace will be at 4, with two prizes to
End of the day’s festivities will come with the junior prom begin
ning at 9 o’clock. Billy Mozet’s orchestra will be on the combination
bandstand and queen’s platform. A special gallery will be reserved
for mothers. 12:30 permission has been granted, with the dance ending
at 12. Seniors have one o’clock permission.
The Koyl and Gerlinger cups, for the outstanding junior man and
junior woman, will be awarded at the prom, as will the Burt Brown
Barker cup for the living organization with the best yearly scholar
Complete weekend program, pages 6 and 7.
Bailey Wins Senior
Elected yesterday to guide the
destinies of the classes for the
coming year are Bob Bailey, sen
ior prexy, Scott Corbett, junior
prexy, • and Stan Staiger, sopho
Bailey defeated Bill Cummings,
59 to 37 votes; Harriet Sarazin
scored 72 votes in an unopposed
race for the vice-presidency; Jean
Holmes won the position of secre
tary from Dorothy Magnuson, 52
to 44; George Jackson took the
treasurer’s post unopposed with
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Are Expected for
More alumni are expected to be
present at this year’s Junior
weekend than have been on the
campus for many years, Elmer
Fansett, alumni director, said to
day. Many outstanding alumni
and alumni officials have been
contacted and are expected to be
At commencement this year re
unions *of seven classes are to be
held, Fansett said. The class of
1883 will hold its 55th-year’s re
union; the class of 1888, its 50th;
1898 its 40th; 1908 its 30th; 1913
its 25th; 1918 its 20th; and 1928
Six College Papers
Given Rating; 450
Judged in Contest
By LLOYD TUPLING
Emerald Managing Editor
You are now reading one of
the six best college newspapers
in the United States.
And that opinion is not en
tirely biased, for yesterday
Fred L. Kildow, director of the
all-American critical service of
the Associated Collegiate Press,
gave the Oregon Daily Emerald
“all-American pacemaker” rat
j ing. Out of the 450 college pa
pers judged, five others were
given similar honors.
Mattingly Guided Paper
Occupant cf the editorial chair,
under whose guiding hand the paper
won the award, was LeRoy Matt
ingly, senior in journalism, Friar,1
Phi Beta Kappa, and now editor of ■
the “nation’s best.”
As in many cases of achievement
“the story behind the story” is the
most interesting. But that story1
can never be told, for it involves
ceaseless toil of a inspired staff,
and countless mental processes
that no reporter’s pen can probe.
The paper started the publication
year with a new type dress in the
best modern style. Emphasis wras
placed on local pictures, and the
make-up was shifted constantly in
efforts to near perfection.
TICKETS CHECK TODAY
House representatives in u s t
check in their JUNIOR PROM
TICKETS at Ed Walker’s office
at the Igloo by 1 p.m. today.
Chosen by Students
To Serve Next Year
Zane Kemler Wins First Vice-Presidency;
Only 782 Ballots Cast From 2000 Cards;
First Win by Bloc Since 1932
By BILL PENGRA
Harry Weston will lead the Associated Students next year.
With a total of 390 votes, he became president of the student
body yesterday by a margin of 34 first-choice ballots over hi;i
nearest rival, Zane Kemler. Kemler, with 356 votes, will hold
the position of fist vice-presilent on the four-man ASU9
The other two candidates, Jean Palmer and Wally Johansen,
Takes Over Today
Harry Weston . . . takes over
the ASUO presidency at the cam
pus luncheon today.
ORE6ANAS OUT TODAY
The 1938 Oregana will be dis
tributed today from the education
al activities office, Howard Over
back, manager, announced last
night. Hours will be from 9 to 12
and 1 to 5.
All-Male Recital Presents
Ensemble of 1000 Voices
Concluding their program with an ensemble of some 1,000 voices,
the Eugene Gleemen and boys’ choruses from Eugene grade, junior
high and high schools were presented in an all-city male chorus recital
in McArthur court last night.
The program was under the combined direction of Anne Lands
bury Beck and John Stark Evans, of the school of music faculty. Cora
Moore Frey and Alice Holmback. served as accompanists.
Groups ranging from first and second grade boys to the Eugene
Gleemen sang separately and in
larger assemblies. Group directors
were Mabel Masterson, for grade
school boys; Maxine Hill, Wood
row Wilson junior high; Dallas
Norton, Theodore Roosevelt junior
high; Glenn Griffith, Eugene high,
Mrs. Beck, and Mr. Evans.
The grand ensemble of all chor
uses, singing The Netherland’s an
cient folk song, “Prayer of Thanks
giving,’’ furnished a powerful close
to the program.
Previously the Gleemen offered
three favorite numbers of their
repertoire and the school choruses
combined to offer a trio of num
bers under the baton of Mrs. Beck.
with 21 and 14 first-choice ballots*
respectively, will hold the position
of second vice-president and sec
retary on the student governing
Smallest Vote in 5 Years
The smallest electorate at ai*
ASUO election in five years sat/
the casting of 7S2 ballots out oi*
the approximately two thousand
ASUO card-holders eligible to vote.
Conincidentally, this is the firyfc
time in those five years that a
candidate from the group of houses*
usually forming Weston's party;
bloc has won the presidency.
Ending a week of open cam-*
paigning which saw seven personal
nominated and three withdrawn by,
vote-counting politicians, the cam
pus went to the polls and voted the
first ATO-Phi Delt-Beta bloc ntyjf
into office since Tom Tongue was*
elected in 1932.
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Swing in Lead
In US Colleges
By ALYCE ROGERS
''Swing” music is still first in
popularity among American col
lege students, according to a poll
of 56 major colleges throughout
the country, taken by a leading
magazine on modern music.
Benny Goodman, polling 07.
points, is first choice for dai\co
music, with Tommy Dorsey and
Hal Kemp taking second and
* !» ill
Weather Report.. *
Tomorrow': I’d better take thafl
book back to the library.
8 * 8
Northwestern \iniversity fresh-*
men are wondering- if their cap
burning riot w^as worth $492. Par
ticipants wrere given three weelrti
to pay for the damage done to
university property during tho