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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1939
COMPLETE FALL TERM SOCIAL CALENDAR RELEASED
uregon s tall social calendar released yesterday from the dean
of women’s office shows a full social slate fur the term.
Activities start off tonight with the annual "Open House" and
the production of "Our Town.”
Tuesday. October 17: YWCA nominations at 4:15 o’clock; WAA
tea from 4 to 5 o’clock.
Thursday, October 19: AWS mass meeting at 4 p.m.
Tibhett on Schedule
Friday, October 20: Lawrence Tibbett, concert series; High
school press conference; Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge dance.
Saturday, October 21: Football, Gonzaga at Eugene; High school
press conference; Highland house dance; Hilyard house dance; Del
ta Gamma dance; Delta Tau Delta dance.
Sunday, October 22: Pi Kappa Alpha open house.
Tuesday, October 24: Phi Theta LTpsilon assembly.
Wednesday, Heads of Houses reception for new housemothers
from 4 to G o'clock; Delta Phi Alpha initiation at G: 15; Oregon
Friday, October 27: Pi Kappa Alpha house dance; Yeomen-Ori
des dance; Kirkwood informal; Alpha Gamma Delta reception; Del
ta Delta Delta dance.
Saturday, October 28: Football, UCLA at Los Angeles; AWS
Friday, November 3: Pi Beta Phi dance: Phi Kappa Psi dance.
Saturday, November 4: Football, Washington State at Eugene;
Sophomore informal; Law school dance.
Monday, November 6: Midterm examinations begin.
Thursday, November 9: YWCA doughnuf sale.
Friday, November 10: Homecoming noise parade; Rally.
Saturday, November 11: Football, Oregon State at Eugene;
Homecoming dance: Armistice day holiday.
Friday, November 17: Phi Gamma Delta dance: Sigma Phi Ep
silon; Alpha Gamma Delta; Theta Chi; Alpha Omicron Pi; Phi Sig
ma Kappa; All Cooperative informal; Kappa Alpha Theta.
Saturday, November 18: Kappa Sigma house dance: Chi Psi
informal; Beta Theta Pi; Sigma Alpha Mu; Sigma Chi; Alpha Tail
Omega; Gamma Phi breakfast dance; Alpha Phi informal; Chi
Monday, November 20: Ballet Caravan, concert series.
AWS Dime Crawl
Tuesday, November 21: AWS Dime Crawl.
Thursday, November 23-26: Thanksgiving vacation.
Saturday, November 25: Football, Washington at Seattle.
Tuesday, November 28: Phi Theta Upsilon freshman assembly.
Friday, December 1: Alpha Chi Omega; Susan Campbell hail;
Zeta Tail Alpha; University house.
Oregon Mothers’ Lunch
Saturday, December 2: Kappa Kappa Gamma dance; Alpha
Delta Pi; Alpha Xi Delta; Delta Upsilon; Sigma Nu; Canard club;
Campbell cooperative dance; Oregon Mothers' lunch and bridge from
1 to 5 o'clock.
Friday, December 8: Closed.
Saturday, December 9: Christmas Revels; Sigma Kappa house
Friday, December 15: Closed; lunch for Oregon Mothers.
Saturday, December 16: Final examinations begin.
Monday, December 18-21: Final examinations.
Friday, December 22: Winter vacation begins.
She'll Head UO Band in Future
Mary Anderson . . . will take her place at head of the University band at th^Gonzaga game" Mary
was given the position by a student affairs committee ruling yesterday. Before entering the University
this year she was drum mayoress for the Eugene high school band.
Mystery Shrouds Gift
No Word About
Officials of the University of
Oregon are faced with a mystery
today as the result of news reports
concerning the bequest of $250,000
for the University of Oregon made
in a will filed Thursday in sur
rogate’s court in New York.
The will is that of Mrs. Mildred
Williams who died in Beverley
Hills, California, on August 29.
The bequest is made in memory
of the late Dr. Kenneth Mackenzie
who was one of the founders and
the first dean of the University of
Oregon medical school in Portland.
No one on the Oregon campus
knows yet whether the money is
to be given to the medical school
or to the University since no word
has been received yet to clarify the
the situation except press reports
which gave the first indication of
Milton Horn, noted sculptor, is
a resident instructor at Olivet col
lege this year.
The Emerald business staff
requests that all house mana
gers phone the business office
and report how many student
body members there are in their
Professor and Family
On Extensive Tour;
Travel 10,075 Miles
Professor and Mrs. Jesse Bond
and their daughter Ruth Virginia
and Steffany Huestis, daughter of
Professor and Mrs. R. R. Huestis,
traveled 10,075 miles over the
United States in seven weeks this
Some of the places on their itin
erary include the following: San
Francisco World’s Fair, Boulder
Dam, Zion and Brice Canyon na
tional parks, Grand Canyon, Wil
liamsburg, Washington, D. C., New
York world’s fair, Boston, Concord,
Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, the
Bad Lands and the Black Hills in
South Dakota, Rushmore Memor
ial, and the Yellowstone national
At the San Francisco fair they
enjoyed the beauty of the flower
arrangements on the grounds, the
lighting effects at night, the art
exhibit, and some Chinese jugglers
in the Chinese village there.
Shoot It Out
FLASH: Beware of the ROTC
rifle range next week! Approach
only at risk of mortal injury.
The military department an
nounced Friday that the 600 fresh
men enrolled in the ROTC would
start rifle practice on the indoor
range next week.
Staff Sergeant Harvey Blythe
will instruct the freshmen in the
fine art of the rifle. Sergeant
Blythe in the past has turned out
rifle teams that have brought
championship after championship
home to Oregon. Most notable of
the competition units was last
year’s national championship team
which brought home the coveted
At the present time Oregon holds
both the national championship
| and the Ninth Corps Area cham
pionship, all of which makes Ore
gon’s marksmen the finest college
team in the United States.
Sergeant Blythe is confident
that this year’s crop will produce
a team as fine as last year’s to up
| hold Oregon’s supremacy.
Los Angeles City college stu
dents drank 1,500 bottles of pop
daily during the recent California
Gonzaga unversity’s athletic
coaching staff is composed entirely
of graduates of the school.
Ducks Favored to Down Bears
In Vital Game at Berkeley Today
Bunion Derby On
At Stroke of Seven
Campus Adonises Prepare Techniques;
Gorgeous Coeds Ready for Awaited
Annual University Open House Foot War
BY ELEANOR ENGDAHL
Tonight is the night when handsome campus Adonises pull out
their walking- boots with the two-inch soles and perambulate the
campus to glimpse the gorgeous gals in their natural haunts.
Starting at 7 o’clock, boys are to migrate from one girls’ house
to another until 11:40 when they begin the homeward trek. The line
of march tfnay be located in yesterday’s edition of the Emerald,
From ,'a quiz of several sororities’ it is probable that phonograph
records or radios win iurnisn tne
music for the evening.
Last year there was some trou
ble with the boys’ houses not ob
serving their full ten minute waits.
If the boys can wait their allotted
ten minutes it will avoid many a
pile-up, according to Betty Lou
Kurtz, president of heads of hous
This is an annual event which is
not to be trifled with, according
to several voices of experience. It
is whispered about that local drug
stores have a boom in bunion and
corn plaster sales directly “open
house" is over. But be of faith, it
must have been just last year that
such things happened.
WAA to Entertain
Frosh Women at
At four o’clock Wednesday af
ternoon, the Alumni hall at Ger
linger will be the scene of a WAA
tea for freshman women.
Janet Morris, head chairman for
the tea, revealed the names of
some of the committees; others
will be named later. Refreshments,
Betty Mae Lind; serving, Jean
Boggs; invitation, Bette Moifitt;
clean-up, LaVaune McDonald.
Preparations have been made to
make the tea a really enjoyable
one. All freshman women are urged
Eight students of Little Rock
Junior college are earning their
college expenses operating a pea
nut butter plant.
The Campus Crumb is the name
of a lunch service managed by Ha
verford college students.
Students Still Like
Smaller Town Life
By BETTY JANE BIGGS
Proving- that college students
still like the simple things in their
daily diet in spite of their sophis
ticated veneer, “Our Town,” the
naive story of small town life, will
have a hold-over performance
Tuesday after playing to record
breaking crowds again tonight.
Further proof showing the lack
of sophistication of University fel
lows and coeds came during the
“boy” kisses “girl” scene in the
play. “Oh’s” and “ah’s” filled the
auditorium as the two went into a
touching embrace and bashful
maids blushed as they sat next to
their embarrassed swains in the
Blushes and modesty fit in well
with this performance, given the
Pulitzer prize in 1938, as the plot
is laid in the pre-war days before
the time of “flappers,” glamour,
or “oomph” girls.
With stage “props” consisting of
a table and a couple of chairs, only
the outstanding performance of the
actors and the unobtrusive narra
tive of Stage Manager Horace
Robinson keeps the audience’s at
tention from wandering.
Equally good was the perform
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Permeating from the physical
education office comes the story
of unnamed freshman No.
37429% who yesterday came in
to change his program from ad
vanced swimming to frosh swim
ming. Checking the register, the
office secretary discovered that
instead of being in these classes
he had signed for football.
The ultimate came, however,
when it was discovered that he
was not registered in the physical
education division at all because
he had failed to turn in his reg
Oregon's shuttlecock addicts
were organized into a club to be
known as the Badminton club at
a meeting in Gerlinger hall last
Jack Newton of the Campbell
co-op was elected president of the
new group, and Nickolas Hiasanov
sky was named secretary-treasurer.
Meetings are scheduled for every
Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to
10 p.m. at Gerlinger hall. A busi
ness meeting followed by badmin
ton practice and instruction will
complete next Wednesday’s meet
A series of games against Ore
gon State, the Salem YMCA and
schools at Portland are being
“Badminton is an up-and-com
ing game on the Pacific coast, and
we expect plenty of competition
from other clubs,” President New
ton stated. “Everyone who plays
badminton or is interested in the
game is invited to attend Wednes
Emerald 3 o'clock
Club Holds Meeting
The Emerald Three o’clock club
met for the first time last night
at the University press.
Business before the club includ
ed the adoption of a new club song,
“Three o’clock in the Morning”
and the initiation of Bill Borth
wick, Friday night editor.
Stehn Favors a UO Fight Song
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grads need a new fight song. The
latest voice of authority backing
this statement is that of John
Stehn, Oregon band boss.
‘■Mighty Oregon” gets mighty
boring because of its constant use
as a fight song, for which purpose
it was never intended, Stehn opined
While rooters performed credit
ably with the pledge song at the
j Stanford game, they must have a
spirited fight song to show their
best efforts, Stehn said. The Ore
gon band leader definitely demon
strated his interest on the subject
i as he outlined a procedure through
wmcn the University could find a
The method used by Stanford in
getting their fight song, “Come
Join the band,” was, first, to pick
a good march written by a good
march composer and, secondly, to
write the words. “It sounds simple
and really is,” Stehn stated. |
“There is no trick in writing j
songs. An oil worker wrote the
words and whistled the tune of
the new Ohio State song, which
became a success.”
The University of California
“Sturdy Golden Bear” is a good
\ example of a fight song that was |
obtained by the same method used
‘‘Oregon could follow this same
method,” Stehn declared, ‘‘by
picking several spirited marching
songs which would be suitable for
a fight song and playing them be
fore a student committee which
would represent the student body
as a whole. After the committee
has chosen the song a lyric writ
ing contest could be held.
Certainly there could be found,
somewhere about the University,
persons or an organization that
would be willing to donate a prize
to the person writing the best set
Webfoots Given Slight Edge
Over Golden Bear Eleven;
Starting Lineup Uncertain
Can the Oregon football team play the “big three” of California in
three straight weeks without a defeat? This afternoon at 2:00 o'clock
in Strawberry canyon, Berkeley, this vital question which has con
fronted the football department of the University of Oregon will be
The Ducks will go into the game a favorite for the first time in 13
years, not since 1926 when Oregon scored an upset. Betting odds
range from 10 to 9, to 2 to 1 odds on Oregon. Only football “expert”
to choose Cal is Norm Speer, who |
rates them a slight edge.
In Good Shape
When Tex Oliver left Eugene
Thursday, he said his squad was in
as good shape physically as they
had been at any time this season.
Only team member not to make
the trip who ordinarily would is
Ray Segale, soph guard, who is
now sporting a cast around his
right knee. It is expected to come
off by next Monday.
Coach Oliver said that he
wouldn’t take $20,000 to pick the
exact score of the game today, but
by a flip of the coin, he would stick
with his own team to win. This
! optimism is a bit unusual for the
coaching staff, yet everyone else
says the Webfoots are the team to
Starting lineups are somewhat
indefinite. The Oregon team will
probably be the same as the one
that started against Stanford. The
only change is that the two heav
iest halves, Johnny “Buck” Berry,
and Bob Smith may start at oppo
site half positions today in place
of Jay Garybeal. Chet Haliski and
Bull Stenstrom will open at quar
ter and full.
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Theta Sigs Plan
Theta Sigma Phi, national jour
nalism honorary and professional
j group for women, will entertain at
a silver tea for active and alumni
members of the chapter Sunday
afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Given at the home of Mrs.
George Turnbull, the tea is being
given so that alumni and active
members may meet with each oth
Catherine Taylor, Theta Sig
president, and Mrs. Eric W. Allen,
alumni adviser, are helping with
The University of Maine has a
new wind tunnel that develops a
J UO-mile an hour gale.
Tex Oliver . . . plans defeat for
the Golden Bears of California in
Professor C. L. Kelly of the
school of business administration
attended the American institute of
Accountants held at the Fairmount
hotel in San Francisco from Sep
tember 18 to 21.
While there he attended sessions
on taxation, on the revision of cer
tificates, and the general meeting
at which was discussed the various
problems that now confront the ac
countant. The meeting was out
standing, according to Professor
Kelly, in view of the problems that
arose concerning the McKesson
One-half day of the meet was
given over to visiting the San
Francisco world's fair. Professor
Kelly considered the fine arts ex
hibit at the fair especially good.
During the convention San
Francisco experienced the hottest
weather in years.