Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 10, 1939, Image 1

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John Dick Captures ASUO Number One Position
Governor Visits Campus Today
Students Will Meet
Charles A. Sprague
At II o’Clock Assembly
Chief State Executive to Install New
Student Body Officers in Gerlinger;
Classes Excused
Still keyed up from a hectic month of political tenseness, hundreds
of Webfoots will hear Governor Charles A. Sprague this morning make
official th« “X" a majority of them marked on yesterday's ballot tc
make John Dick the ASUO's chief executive for next year.
“Biggest crowd of the year” was the prophecy made last night
by administration leaders for this morning's installation assembly,
when Oregon’s chief executive declares Dick and his triumvirate of
exec council members legally ASUO "rulers of destiny” for next year.
Handout System
Told for Coming
Out Party of
1939 Yearbook
Within a few hours of the time
when the 1939 Oregana will be
placed in the hands of its various
purchasers, the entire distribution
program was revealed last night
by Dick Williams, Oregana busi
ness manager.
Beginning at 8 tomorrow morn
ing, the handing out of the books
will go on all through the day, and
if there are any buyers who have
failed to collect their copies the
setup will run on through half the
next day, Friday.
The line will form at the student
entrance of the Igloo tomorrow
morning. A special dispensing cage
has been moved out into the hall,
the cash cage used during regis
tration for the collecting of fees.
It is from this the books will be
Enough books are on hand for
all who call for them, Williams
said. All except 283 copies are al
ready here, and they will come in
by tomorrow morning, the Ore
gana office has been promised.
If there is any doubt in anyone’s
mind as to whether an Oregana
has been ordered, the thing to do
is check tomorrow, Williams said.
Faculty books rate special con
sideration in the dispensing plan,
it was announced. The faculty
either wins or loses, for it must
wait until Saturday for its Ore
ganas, but on the other hand these
will be delivered.
Only request made by Williams
was that those who have ordered
would collect their yearbooks to
morrow so the distributing would
^ not have to run on into Junior
Weekend. The real reason for the
pre-weekend distribution, Williams
said, was to prevent the two af
fairs from merging.
Infirmary Patients
Now Number 14
Fourteen students were recover
ing from colds, poison oak, ath
letes’ foot, and other illnesses in
the campus hospital yesterday.
Listed on the infirmary registry
were: Seth Smith. Katherine Can
non, Dorothy Hangston, Jerry
Huntley, Pat Tuller, Ted Olsen.
Helen Zawodsky, Stella Ingle,
Eileen Dement, Beverly Young,
Peggy Snow, Margaret Spliid, Bill
Cardinal, and Nick Matich.
Crown Prince Olav of Norway
f will be granted an honorary de
gree by the University of Wiscon
sin during his visit in the United
The assembly is set for historic
Gerlinger hall at 11 o’clock.
Classes Excused
All University classes will have
administration - sanctioned vaca
tions at that time to get a first
official look at John Dick, Verdi
Sederstrom, Roy Vernstrom, and
Jeannette Hafner, the quartet a
majority of ASUO card holders
named last night as their choices
for new Oregon student govern
ment heads.
Also on hand to add his words
of commendation to Oregon’s new
ly-chosen student representatives
will be University President Don
ald M. Erb, who will act as master
of ceremonies. ASUO Prexy Harry
Weston will make his final assem
bly appearance, and officially hand
the reins over to the basketball
famous Dick this morning.
Governor Sprague’s visit this
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Shock Bench
Shows Coeds
Not So Quiet
The lady said “Ouch!”—and
that wasn’t all.
Feminine artists no doubt
thought their masculine col
leagues far politer than usual
yesterday when they saw empty,
inviting benches in the art court,
and boys sitting on the grass.
That was before the girls sat.
The benches were wired. The
girls became animated . . . the
atmosphere, interesting.
“Some of the sweetest little
girls say some of the most sur
prising things,” was the com
ment of one of the masculine
torturers, as he glanced over his
scrapbook collection of the spon
taneous utterances.
Junior Women
Select Pledges
Phi Theta Upsilon
Chooses 26 Coeds
For Membership
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior wo
men’s service honorary, took it
•upon themselves yesterday, to be
one of the first women's honorar
ies on the campus to select new
members for next year. Formal
pledging took place at an all-wo
men’s assembly yesterday after
noon in Gerlinger.
Twenty-six prominent University
women were honored at the assem
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Lowry Wins Senior
Class Presidency
Swift, Rogers, Winslow Voted Into
Office as Politicians Apply Last
Minute Touches to Campaigns
Winding; up three years of class politics, the juniors elected senior
class officers yesterday. A muddled bloc ticket composed of Phil
Lowry, Theta Chi, president; Alice Swift, Gamma Phi, vice-president;
Alyce Rogers, Alpha Gam, secretary; and Bob Winslow, Chi Psi,
treasurer; was balloted into senior office.
The results were: Phil Lowry, 61, and Burton Barr, 47, for presi
dent; Peggy Robbins, 52, and Alice Swift, 53, for vice-president; Alyce
Rogers, 96, and Paul Deutschmann,
12; Bob Winslow, 53, Charles Hill
way, 47, and Bob Dent, 1.
Junior class politicians were not
to be outdone by ASUO political
hopefuls on election day. Cars
carrying candidate propaganda
bore juniors to and from the polls.
Sororities and fraternities were
contacted by phone in an effort to
swing ASUO bloc power in back of
senior office candidates.
The junior class ballot counting
committee was composed of Chuck
Skinner, Anne Frederiksen, Bud
Nestor and Scott Corbett.
YW Advisory Board
Holds Dinner Party
Tonight; Last Meet
Honorin'? the old and new YWCA
cabinets, the YW advisory board
is holding a dinner party at the
home of Mrs. Clarence Chase,
Chase Gardens, this evening.
Cars will leave the YW at 5:30
o'clock, Bettylou Swart, president,
The dinner will also mark the
last meeting of the advisory board.
Mrs. Lester Beck is in charge.
Sigma Delta Chi pledges meet
today 105 Journalism at 4:30. Im
portant weekend plans to be dis
Business Is Beginning to Pick Up Around Here ...
Junior Weekend Head Men Hal Jahn and Walt Miller, general and assistant chairmen, respectively
With Junior Weekend now only two days off, th «e boys are beginning to move faster and faster
They’ll probably feel much better in a few days when it’s all over. Meanwhile they have worked ;
, banner program for the three days.
Although the round table at
i 3:15 this afternoon with Gov
| ernor Sprague has been called
off because of his scheduled de
parture immediately after
luncheon, Sigma Delta Chi will
hold its weekly meeting this af
ternoon at 4 in 104 Journalism.
Considerable important busi
ness is scheduled for the meet
ing. f
New ASUO Heads
These four students were ehosen to head next year’s executive council. They are, left to rignt: Roy
Vernstrom, second vice-president; John Dick, president; Jeannette Hafner, secretary, and Verdi Seder
stroin, first vice-president.
Pays Penalty;
Takes Bumps
Newspaper editors of fifty years
ago certainly had things easy. All
they ever got was a mild horse
whipping now and then. But nowa
days things are decidedly different.
For example the case of Paul
Deutschmann, editor of the Daily
Emerald. Last night Deutsch en
joyed the pleasures of a millrace
bath, a ride in a wheelbarrow, a
Sigma Chi hosing, and a starlit
walk home from the McKenzie
It seems that friend Deutsch had
planned to dine at the DU house
after the election to settle up a
few bets and so forth on the po
litical situation. He dined all right!
And in royal style! During the
meal Deutsch was made the ob
ject of numerous songs. Upon re
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Junior Weekend Plans
Nearly Finished; Luncheon
Starts Festivities Friday
Water Carnival
Offers Contests
In Afternoon
One department of Junior Week
' end which will be in a class by
itself is the water carnival, suc
cessor to what has heretofore been
labeled the burlesque canoe fete.
Plans announced yesterday for the
event indicate it will be a new
angle in weekend offerings.
The thing is to take on new
color this year, according to Chair
man Russ Iseli, shedding the bur
lesque-mock-canoe theme in favor
of water sports. Set for 2 o’clock
Friday afternoon, the program will
offer canoe racing, canoe jousts,
clown diving, swimming races, a
novelty frosh-dog race, and novelty
log-rolling competition, for which
the juniors hope for feminine com
Humor Planned
Not all the mock-canoe fete
will be lost, however, it was stated.
Leadoff spot will go to a single
mock float on a grand scale, the
theme of which is not to be re
vealed until the actual moment of
In the log-rolling, which is still
a dark horse, the juniors have
their hoping equipment set for
something like a couple of years
ago, when a pair of coeds issued a
blanket challenge to anyone who
would “burl” with them on the
swift waters of the raceway.
More Entrants Invited
Ituss Iseli, chairman for the car
nival, last night admitted he was
still willing to take on more en
| trants for the various events, for
which prizes are being offered. The
call includes swimmers, would-l>c
canoe racers, and log-rollers.
Probably the funniest piece of
horseplay on the program is likely
to be the frosh-dog race, a project
still in the formative stages. Isel
and his boys dreamed it up, anc
now they are moving heaven an<
earth to make it click. The plai
. as it stood at last report was b
■. have a few freshmen swim in tan
a dem with their house dogs in sor
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All-Campus Menu
Promises Plenty
Of Eatables
Only tivo more days until Junioi
And 48 hours from today noon
Junior Weekend will be on its
merry way to the rustle of a flock
of paper spoons and the murmur
ing of an opening-day crowd en
gaged in partaking of all-campus
With preparations so energetic
as to be practically feverish the
juniors yesterday added more links
to their finished chain of plans
for their largest class concerted
effort, announcing plans for cam
pus luncheon and for the Friday
afternoon water carnival.
I*at Heads Luncheon
The luncheon, number one on
the weekend program, was com
plete yesterday as t.o commissary,
with Chairman Patsy Taylor bring
ing in the menu and reporting all
the pickles, the mountain of potato
chips, the cubic yard or less of
ice cream, the tubs of punch, and
all the other paraphernalia of a
campus luncheon, has been ordered.
No lack*jf eatables will be on hand
for the lawn picnickers Friday, if
the food schedule is any indication.
The weekend goes royal with a
capital R at the luncheon, when
Maxine Glad, “Queen Alice,” re
ceives her crown, in one of the
most unique coronation ceremonies
seen here. The coronation is set
for 12:30.
Begins at Noon
The lunch itself will begin “ai
12 sharp," Chairman Taylor said
with the serving being handled bi
Kwama, Phi Theta Upsilon, an<
freshman girls. Skull and Dagge
men will also be in on the serving
Four tables will be used, and i
is hoped that the long queues o
hungry people will not have long t
wait to get their plates filled
1 Introduction of tickets this yea
i is expected to do away with re
> peaters, those who go through th
- line more than once, by hook o
t crook.
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All Quiet on Political
Front as Students
Settle it all at Polls -
Sederstrom, Vernstrom, Hafner Win
Executive Committee Posts; Campus
Celebrates Victory
It’s all over now, except for purposeful congratulations,
empty beer kegs, broken campaign promises, vacant aspirin
boxes, and vivid memories of parades, propaganda, and paint.
Because yesterday, campus voters rang down the curtain on the
year’s political scene by electing students to membership on
the ASUO executive committee.
John Dick, Sigma Nu, member of the Oregon championship
team, was elected to the highly coveted position of student body
president. Verdi Sederstrom, Sigma
Chi, will back up Dick in the job of
first vice-president. Roy Vern
strom, Delt, was balloted into
the position of second vice
president. Jeanette Hafner, Kappa,
is the new ASUO secretary. All
four students are members of the
ASUO executive committee. They
will be installed today at 11 by
Governor Sprague.
John Dick has been prominent in
campus activities, both athletically
i and politically. Two years ago he
j was president of his class and a
“big gun” of the freshman basket
ball team. Last year Dick was the
alternate for Dave Silver on the
varsity basketball team. He played
first string ball for Oregon’s na- |
I tional basketball championship
I team this season, and was elected
to western all-star rating.
As soon as election returns were
made official last night, victorious
; houses began celebration plans.
Most of the houses having- winning
candidates forgot study rules and
quiet hours for the evening. The
Sigma Nils held open house honor
ing John Dick. Refreshments were
poured for those attending.
Yesterday’s activities marked
the close of political hostilities un
til next fall. Campus politicians
are turning their thoughts from
bloc "deals” to textbooks and
classrooms. Spring dew with the
aid of streetcleaners is gradually
erasing painted sidewalk propa
ganda. Campus conversation has
swung to talk of finals and vaca
tion instead of who’s going to be
elected for what. Peace once more
reigns supreme on the campus and
piggers are once more worrying
how to get their pins back before
I summer.
j Foods Classes Hold
Dinner Thursday
The foods classes under the di
' rection of Miss Mabel A. Wood,
I head of the home economics de
' partment, is giving a dinner for
• the minor faculty Thursday eve
t ning at 6 o’clock in the home eco
f nomics building.
> The minor faculty is composed
• of those members who teach sub
r jects in which no credit is given
- on this campus.
Yeomen will meet at 1 o’clock
I today at the meadows to work on
the queen’s float.
Satu relay
President Erb,
Mrs. Weston,
Rev. G. H. Swift
To Speak
Final arrangements for the
Mothers’ banquet, slated for Sat
urday night, as part of the Junior
Weekend program, are nearing
completion, announced Bettylou
Swart, banquet chairman, last
night. All students are urged to
bring their parents to these fes
tivities in their honor.
Fried chicken will constitute the
bill of fare, and the program will
be broadcast over station KOAC.
President Donald M. Erb, will be
the featured speaker of the eve
ning, and the invocation will be
given by Rev. G. H. Swift of Salem.
Toastmistress duties will be per
formed by Mrs. C. H. Weston, pres
ident of the Oregon Mothers. She
will also present the attendance
awards to the winning class, as
well as read the installation of
new officers. Greetings from the
Oregon Dads, State System of
Higher Education, Associated Wo
men Students, and ASUO will also
constitute part of the program.
Music Offered
Musical numbers will be offered
by Virginia Tooze, Barbara Ward,
George Sanders, and Leland Chase,
as well as a selection by the win
ners of the Interfraternity sing
contest. Phi Beta trio will play an
introduction and finale.
The Alice in Wonderland theme
will be carried out in the table dec
orations, under the direction of
Jean Kendall. Figurines of well
known Lewis Carrol characters
will grace the main table, and
flowers will decorate the rest of
the dining room. Martin Reig heads
the ushers.
A sellout is expected, according
to Miss Swart, as tickets for the
affair may be purchased in Port
land as well as in the dean of men’s
office. Admission is $1; 75 cents
of this money is the price of the
dinner, and the other 25 cents will
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