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Stude in Alaska
Far From Schools
An illustration of the popularity
of the University extension de
partment came to light Friday
when a letter was received from
the mother of Clifford Shellabar
ger, who lives in Skweatna, Alas
ka, and who has recently complet
ed a course in geometry sent to
him by the University of Oregon
The purpose of Mrs. Shellabar
ger’s letter was to find out if it
would be possible for her or her
neighbor to supervise her son’s fi
nal examination in the course in
stead of having the examinatioh
supervised by a school superinten
dent or principal which is required
in the ordinary case.
Skweatna is located on the
southern coast of Alaska and is
over a hundred miles away from
Anchorage the nearest place
where a school superintendent or
principal can be found. In order to
make the trip to Anchorage it
would be necessary to charter
planes. “It would be impossible for
him to take the course at Anchor
age at this time due to the expense
of the trip,” Mrs. Shellabarger
The extension department ha3
decided to allow the boy to take
the examination under the super
vision of his neighbor whom his
mother mentioned in the letter.
“This is a very good illustration
of the use people can make of cor
respondence courses,” Miss Mo
zelle Hair, head of the extension
department, said. It probably
would be utterly impossible for the
boy to go to school but because of
extension division work the boy
can become educated through cor
The devil made the breeze to blow
The ladies' skirts too high.
The Lord was just
He raised the dust
To blind the bad man’s eye.
—Silver and Gold.
Their Work Was Rewarded
(Courtesy the Register-Guard)
Five pledges were chosen by Mortar Board, senior women's honor society, at the campus luncheon
Friday. Betty Brown is shown pinning a rose, emblematic of membership, on Jeanette Hafner. The other
pledges in the picture are, left to right: Anne Frederiksen, Patsy Taylor, and Blanche Browne. Joan
Murphy, (he fifth pledge, is not in the picture.
By New Method
D'o n a 1 d McDonald, graduate
sculpturing student working for
his master's degree, is using a new
process of making bronze figures.
The method which has been used
very little as yet, consists of build
ing up the figure of clay, making
a plaster mold of it, forming a
plaster cast of the mold and spray
ing bronze not over one-half inch
thick on the plaster cast.
The thin bronze coating, McDon
ald explained, is better because it
brings out every detail clearly.
McDonald made one head, Egyp
j tian style, which is now on display
in the Little Art Gallery, and is
working on his second one. This is
of Jeanne Nasser, sophomore in
art, and is modeled after the style
of the old Grecian heads.
Miss Nasser has been modeling
for him for five weeks, and Mc
Donald expects to have the figure
finished in two more weeks.
We. Sincerely Thank You
lias been our pleasure
Our best wishes go with you all
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By KEN CHRISTIANSON
This scribe has warned to “write
up” Harve McKee since he first
shoved a leather coated fist into
my face. McKee by virtue of his
completely relaxed form in the
ring and his high and broad jump
ing merits deserves a place in this
McKee is one of the best box
ers in Oregon. He is perfectly re
laxed in the ring. He carries his
guard low on his chest, but he has
such a quick eye that it is nearly
impossible to land a solid blow. He
knows at almost the same split
second that his opponent is in
tending to throw a punch.
He has a very fast counter
punch. One night he gave a var
sity leather-pushers more than
they could handle. A lack of fresh
man fights scheduled was the rea
son for his not staying out.
Last Friday, Harve, as he is
known, jumped six feet in the
high jump against the Oregon
State rooks. His teammate, Clair
Adams, tied with John Mandic of
Oregon State for first place at
six-feet-two. McKee has broad
jumped over 20 feet.
A graduate of Pacific Military
academy, Culver City, California,
McKee was a captain, and the third
highest ranking officer in the
school. He is a polo player. When
he was right forward, his team
beat UCLA varsity by a 10-2
count. He played halfback on the
football team, and he also was a
forward on the hoop squad. He
was a member of the Pi Kaps, run
ners-up in the “A” league intra
McKee has pitched two no-hit
ters in the night softball league
down town. He pitches both for
the Southern Pacific team and for
his fraternity’s team.
By William McKinney
In Organ Concert
A masterful individuality and
finish was shown in the playing
of William McKinney, fifth-year
organ student, at his concert given
Thursday night in the music audi
The program opened with the
rapid movement of Bach's “Prelude
and Fugue in E Flat Major,” fol
lowed by Borowski's heavy, im
pressive "First Suite for Organ,'
including “Prelude,” “Toccata,’
Next he played Guilmant's “Fi
nale," skilfully displaying the
many changing shades of tone ant
tempo of the selection. “Les Prel
udes" by Lisza contrasted anc
mingled the richness of the low
notes to high ones in a striking
Closing the program, Mr. Mc
Kinney and Eiwyn Myrick, pian
ist, played Demarest's “Fantasit
for Piano and Organ,” which dem
onstrated how impressive the mu
sic of the two instruments com
bined can be. The playing of botl
musicians was splendidly done.
Ruth Ketchum Gets
j Northwestern Award
Ftuth Ketchum, senior in busi
ness administration, recently re
reived a scholarship to Northwest
cro university for her gradual
work there next year. Only abou
25 of these scholarships are award
cd aaauilly jo the Uuilcd State
In Donut Golf
Playing for top honors in the
coed intramural golf tournament
are Donna Hatton. Hendricks, vs. i
Ruth Stoddard, Pi Phi; Ann Ernst,
Pi Phi, vs. Eileen Washburne, Hen
dricks; Kay Conroy, Pi Phi, vs.
Ruth Hingley, Pi Phi. These match
es must be played and the scores
reported by May 19.
Those trying for first and second
places on the advanced turnament
are Fran Roth, Gamma Phi, vs.
Marge Moore, Chi O; Darlene Ber
ry, Tri Delt, vs. Jean Foster, Chi O.
As all matches in this round, these
must be played and recorded on
the Gerlinger bulletin board by
The following matches for third
place in the tournaments must also
be played by Friday.
Intermediate tournament —Patty
Hamley, Gamma Phi, vs. Jean
Kendall, AOPi; June Justice, Pi
Phi, vs. Bernice Hirter.
Advanced tournament—Ann Du
den, Kappa, vs. Bernice Vadnais,
Tri-Delt; Hope Dondero, Co-op, vs.
Jeanne Wagy, Kappa.
Tournament flights in the wo
men's gym will show the progress
in coed play.
Freshman Bill Regner, present
! first string end for Tex Oliver,
' kept up the by-word, “a record a
day,” in the Sigma Delta Psi tests,
when he heaved the baseball 340
feet 1 inch Thursday. It bettered
the old local record of 322 feet 6
inches set in 1935 by Ben Har
Regner now has completed six
of the thirteen tests, and has an
excellent chance of qualifying for
the national honorary, Russ Cut
ler, intramural instructor said.
Another all-around athlete, George
"Porky” Andrews, is nearly fin
ished in his tests with but one to
pass. Two others are close enough
to have a chance to pass before
the deadline Monday, May 15.
Boyd Brown, Bill Hayward’s
javelin ace, is almost certain to
break his old record of 197 feet set
last year when he throws for the
books next Monday, after return
ing from the division champion
ship at Pullman.
and Miss Ketchum is the only one
to have received one from Ore
gon yet this year.
The scholarship consists of grad
uate study and practical business
experience in some of the leading
retail stores of Chicago. Miss
Ketchum last week won the Phi
Chi Theta silver key for being the
most outstanding senior woman in
An advisory council on educa
tion in the graphic arts has been
formed by the Carnegie Institute
West Point Post
Awaits Web foot
A real opportunity is knock
ing- at the door of every Oregon
man between the ages of 17 and
21 who has military inclinations.
Congressman Pierce has request
ed Dr. Donald M. Erb. president
of the University, to recommend
a student for a West Point ap
pointment. Of course, the one
hitch is that the student must be
able to pass the examinations.
A little note of encouragement,
written almost 20 years ago by
W. F. G. Thacher, professor of
English and advertising, started
Mrs. E. H. Hedrick writing short
stories for the Saturday Evening
Post, Liberty, Esquire, and other
Several years ago Helen Hed
rick found on the back of a. short
story Mr. Thacher had corrected
when she was a student of his at
the University, a note telling her
to keep writing for one day she
would be a good writer. So it was
that a long time after graduation
she again started to write short
stories, this time for profit.
Mrs. Hedrick writes of the
Northwest, coming from Medford
herself. Her latest short story is
in this week's Saturday Evening
Post entitled, "I Remember the
Her first story, “The Road Kid”
was published last summer. Mrs.
Hedrick is the wife of the superin
tendent of Medford public instruc
tion and is the mother of several
Youth Councils Plan
Joint Meeting for
To enable members of the stu
dent church groups in the city to
become acquainted with each other,
the Eugene interdenominational
youth council and the student
Christian council are planning an
evening meeting for 6:30 o'clock
Sunday evening. The meeting will
be held in the garden back of the
music building, it was announced.
Featured speaker for the event
will be Professor A. B. Cromwell of
the Northwest Christian college.
He will speak on “Heart and Hand
Master of ceremonies for the
meting will be Peter Howard of
the youth council.
Professor Arthur H. Compton,
University of Chicago physicist,
has reported the discovery of tril
lion volt cosmic ray particle.
_Outstanding in Junior Class
tv. our ICS y tuc Kcgister-uuaicu
The much coveted Gerllnger and KOyl cups, awarded annually to
I the outstanding Junior man and woman, are shown in the possession
of Rita Wright and Roy Vernstrom. Miss Wright holds the Gertinger
cup and Mr, Vernstrom the Koyl cup.
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon, national mathe
matics honorary, initiated nine new
members at a service in Gerlinger
hall Wednesday evening followed
by a banquet at the Anchorage in
honor of them.
The new members include Rob
ert Chilcote, Cecil Crafts, Herbert
T. Iwata, Truman Teeter, Wallace
Caufield, Jane Cattrall, Benson
Mates, Wentworth Bowman, and
Gordon W. Link was toastmaster
at the banquet and introduced Dr.
Paul Hoel from Oregon State col
lege who spoke on the subject “Ap
proximating the Value of Pi.” Each
one ot the initiates made a few
remarks, followed by a short talk
by Dean O. F. Stafford. The newly
installed officers include George
Costello, director; Mary C. Soran
son, vice-director; Ben J. Winer,
cou, permanent secretary.
Zetas, DUs, Chi Psis
(Continued from page tivo)
Niklas held the Phi Psis to threee
The fourth inning saw 10 of the
11 runs scoi'e for the hall on eight
hits. One was made in the next
frame on two safeties. The sixth
inning was unique in' that three
hitters were forced on bases for
the Phi Psl men. Three batters hit,
after one had gone down, then all
three were forced on the bases,
on the same play, although one
out was wasted.
Phi Psis' three hitters were Cam
Collier, Hamer, and Larry Lang
ston. Niklas fanned four fraternity
men and walked none. Fred Carl
son was hit hard by the haT? and
Summary: R H E
Gamma.000 (10) 10*—11 15 0
Phi Psi .000 0 1*— 2 3 3
To the grads—
and lots of suc
To I lie u ii <1 e r ^ r ;i d s.
Luck in your exams
and a pleasant vaea
To I liose wlio will lie
here for summer session
. . . we will remain
A coke at the “Side” will do wonders
to case the strain ol' exam week.
MR. AND MRS. NEWT
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than good additional equipment.
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To Exhibit Mexican
An open meeting of Sigma Delta
Pi, Spanish honorary, will feature
an exhibit of photographs taken by
J. Winthrop Robinson of Santa
Monica, California, tonight. The
pictures will show scenes, customs,
and people of Oregon and Mexico.
Mr. Robinson, a professional pho
tographer, had had his work dis
played in the All-American Salon
of the Los Angeles Camera club,
and the international exhibition of
the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
The meeting will be held at the
home of the honorary’s sponsor,
Leavitt O. Wright, 2262 Birch lane,
at 8 o’clock tonight.
Student commuters at Massa
chusetts State college travel 14,000
miles every week.
Plans Fun Fest
To Be Presented
The W. F. G. Thacher chapter of
Alpha Delta Sigma, national ad
vertising fraternity at the Uni
versity of Oregon, will again have
its annual “conclave,” combined
with the society’s fun fest and
homecoming, on Wednesday, May
20, it was announced Monday. The
meeting will be at a banquet at
6:30 at the Osburn hotel.
Approximately 100 members, •
among them many leading adver- '
Using men on the Pacific coast
will be present. Jack Smith, adver
tising manager of Lipman, Wolfe,
and company of Portland, will act
as toastmaster, and Frank Jen
kins, publisher of the Klamath
Falls Herald, will address the
group on "The Future of the
Newspaper as an Advertising Me
Cup to Be Awarded
Presented at this time will be
the Robert Byington cup, to the
most outstanding member of the
active chapter; and the recipient
of the W. F. G. Thacher scholar
ship for the coming year will be
named. The Thacher plaque, for
the outstanding adverUsing man,
will also be awarded.
Six prominent men now active?
ly engaged in some phase of ad
vertising will be formally initiated.
These will be Donald McWright,
Portland; Martin Allen and Rob
ert Sprague, Salem; Walter Nay
lor, Astoria, and Marion McClain '
and Clarence Lombard of Eugene.
Gene Callahan has charge of the
promotion for Portland member.;’
participation, and Glenn Powndor,
chapter president, is in charge of
the affair here.
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