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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 11, 1939)
One of the biggest improvements
2~" made on the Oregon campus dur
1 ing the last year, which will be
instantly noticed by the returning
- alumni, is the University’s new
“ classroom building, Chapman hall.
One of the biggest problems
2 solved by the new building is the
• little matter of suitable housing
- for the University Co-op. The first
' rloor of Chapman provides a roomy,
- well-lighted, well-ventilated, at
1 tractive store space for the Co-op.
m * *
2 Another contributing factor
' which makes the Co-op a pleasant
- place to go into is the perfect
; control of the heating. Largely re
3 sponsible for this improvement is
1 the Asbestos Co., which installed
; the insulation materials in the
« new building.
* * *
• Due to the increased floor space
« the University Co-op has been able
' to carry a greatly increased stock
- The Co-op carries the finest qual
" ity school supplies available. On
• their shelves the students will find
2 the Trussed memorandum books
• and note books.
The Trussed people are the ones
•* who originated the idea of making
• notebook covers of single ply, solid
2 leather, which is only one exam
• pie of their leadership in their
• * * *
« Another company, which is .iust
’ as much a leader in its field, is
« undoubtedly already well known
2 to students and faculty members
« of the art school. The Permanent
2 Pigments firm of Cincinnati, Ohio,
* produces goods of top-notch qual
, The Co-op carries a complete
2 line of Hood products, including
• basketball and tennis shoes.
• * * *
* The Schwabaohcr Frey Com
. pany, a California firm, boasts a
* fine store building and a widely
> diversified stock. Their - excellent
2 line of stationery is carried by the
» University Co-op.
* * * *
* A company which turns out a
2 high class of stationery, which is
■ very popular with college students,
* at a very reasonable price is the
* Montag Brothers firm of Atlanta,
* * * »
Now to gel hack onlo the Ore
2,', gon campus again with another
"" remark on the Co-op. One of the
in biggest reasons for the attractive
ly ness of the new store is the cxcel
iii lent cabinet supplies, counters, etc,.
Group Wills Future
Problems to 1940
Today marks the farewell to
arms for Burt Barr and his ef
forts as 1939 Homecoming chair
With the approaching finale of
this year's Homecoming festivities
in the McArthur court dance to
night, Barr and his committee will
leave the now infamous campus
civi| war in which the coeds were
up in arms over an informal vs.
formal style question, as a matter
of record for future Homecoming
planners to wrangle over.
But even though the fashion
war is more or less over and the
once brilliant frosh bonfire is now
but a few dying embers on the
Amazon, there still remains a
number of items on the Home
coming committee’s unfinished
First of all, all incoming trains
today are to be met by members
of Skull and Dagger who will not’
only extend a cordial greeting to
returning alums, but will also pro
vide transportation in banner be
Plans for half time alum wel
coming activities arc yet to be
completed. The Homecoming com
mittee is still considering prepa
rations for a proper welcome of
members of the northern branch
| who will trek toward Webfoot
land to join with their older bro
thers in attending this afternoon’s
which were installed there when
the store opened iii its new loca
tion. The cabinet work in the, Co
op was done by the Brand liapids
Store Equipment company, an
Oregon firm. The company com
bines tire finest in materials and
workmanship, turning out very
very artistic cabinet work.
In closing it is fitting that we
should mention a local firm. Cer
piiiiiv they >littve a claim to dis
tinction since their product has
met with such approval from the
campus males. The company is the
Potter Manufacturing Co., of Eu
gene, makers of the popular “T”
Grads to Breeze Into Town,
Reminisce on College Days
lly Janet IMpcr
Today University of Oregon stu
dents witness the return of the
| grads. Old and young alike drift
i back for the annual Homecoming
weekend. They’ll be anxious to
1 take a look at the 1939 crop of
, scholars, and they'll want to see
' some of the recent campus im
i provements, but most of all they’ll
| enjoy reminiscing about their own
< college days.
| Did the grads have as much fun
1 as Oregon does today? Krm| the
I evidence in past Emeralds, just
■ as many amusing i’Judcnts oc
, curred then as now.
' Jitterbugging is occasionally
!• frowned upon, but devotees of this
|| form of recreation are usually al
" lowed to perform where and when
|| they wish. Compare their freedom
" with the restriction of 1914, when
a ban was placed on “rag” danc
.* ! The president of a local house,
" supported by campus disciplinary
» authorities, announced that in the
|| future members of her group
II would confine themselves to
„ waltzes, twosteps and threesteps.
|| No wonder modern mothers and
fathers think the “Big Apple,” so
popular a year or so ago, is a little
Mumps vs. rootltall
Oregon’s football team look one
hard knock in 1914. IL was not
the result of defeat from an op
posing team, though. The blow :
fell when Jake ltisley, star player,
developed a severe ease of mumps
only a few days before an im
portant game. His absence from
the game was not the only serious
consequence. Quarantine of his
fraternity was necessary.
Visits from famous personages
always cause a stir on the cam
pus. Unusual excitement was evi
dent during the stay of Aitnce
Semple MncPhorson in Eugene.
Ten years ago this week, the fe
male evangelist was taken for a
tour of the University in a lively
green jallopy belonging to one of
lleporters Are (tunics
Her guides were three Emerald
reporters who took delight in
phowing off every inch of the
campus. "I like this!" said Aimce.
“This is really collegiate." She
thought the College Side looked
Potter Manufacturing Co.
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We Supply You With
**T” Shirts and Dccats
Old Predictions for Campus
Told; Future Forecasted?
By HAL OLNKtf
What will the Oregon campus look like in 10 or 15 years?
Well, of course, there will be a new student union building some
where on the campus and, of course, there will be a mall extending
from Eleventh street to the library with a huge “Gateway to the
University" on the Eleventh street end. Maybe.
Recently, an April 23, 1921, copy of the Emerald which had been
carefully filed away and forgotten, was found in which a story
with the following head was prominently displayed ' Strange
Sights to Be Seen in 1935 by Mr. and Mrs. U. O. Alumni When
They Return." ,
With this promising beginning the story went on as follows:
“University of Oregon, November 15, 1935.—Among the visitors
to the campus to attend the U. of O.-O. A. C. football game this
week were Mr. and Mrs. U. O. Alumnus, of Portland, whose son,
Bob, is the well known captain of the varsity. Mr. and Mrs. Alum
nus were prominent in the University in the days when Johnson
hall was the center of the campus and the young medical student;
were still struggling along in dear old, cramped old Deady.
“Did you ever wonder what Mr. and Mrs. Alumnus would see ? At
least two men on the campus now can tell you, and' those men art
President P. L. Campbell and W. K. Newell, superintendent o.
University buildings and grounds. Not only can- they tell you, bu
_hey can show you pictures of the way the campus will look ’Whei
Dreams Come True.’
First of all, Mr. and Mrs. Alumnus, of Portland, would not leave
the train way dowh at the other end of Willamette street, but at
“University Station." Oh, yes, indeed, there will be such a place.
“Across Eleventh street, back of Villard, will be the artistic
attle station where all trains will stop at ‘University of Oregon.
Crossing Eleventh street they would enter the real front door ot
vhe University. This front door will be in the form of an entrance
archway opening onto the path leading up through the campus be
tween the Oregon building and the Commerce building. Crossing
thirteenth street, the path will lead through what is now Kincaio
.ield, but it will not be a field then. It will be a beautiful quadrangle
with buildings for classrooms and science laboratories. The sec
ond building on the right of this quadrangle, Bob will point out as
“Continuing along the tree-lined path, they will enter the Memo
rial Court. This court, erected in honor of the University men who
served in the world war, is one of the most beautiful and impressive
spots on the campus. It will stand at the entrance of a massive au
ditorium which will no doubt be the center of the student life of the
University. The wing of the auditorium to the right of the court
is a sound-proof music building. It seems that the student of 1950
who aspires to literary fame will not be disturbed by those who
dream of operatic triumph.
Auditorium, Museum Combined
“The left wing of the auditorium will be the University museum.
Yes, a museum that hope and dream of the days of 1921. Back
of the auditorium is the building that was known in the days of
’21 as the music building, but it is now used as one of a group of
“Turning east from these, Bob will no doubt point out the resi
dence halls for University women. Hendricks hall and Susan Camp
bell hall are as of old, only doubled. Yes, doubled. On each side of
these halls, with a central dining room between, is another hall,
practically a duplicate of the-first two. Imagine, if you can, two
buildings which together will house *150 girls.
“In the center of the women's quadrangle, directly behind John
son hall, will be the household arts building. No, Mary Spiller hall
is not here; its place has been taken by the addition to Hendricks
“No doubt Mr. and Mrs. Alumnus will find many more changes,
but our imagination fails us just now.”
Well, at least the students of 1921 had ideas.
Now, what were we talking about? Oh, sure! Of course we’ll
have a student union building within 10 or 15 years.
like a fascinating place, but since
she had expressed her disapproval
of card playing, her guides did not
show her the interior, where they
knew at least half of the custo
mers would be playing bridge.
Recent graduates can easily re
member the spring of 1935, when
dogs were restricted on the cam
pus as a result of the rabies epi
demic. The lack of canines was not
noticeable. Sophomore men imme
diately compensated for the scarc
ity of fuzzy dog faces with their
beard-growing contest. Facial fur,
though human instead of canine,
was very much in evidence.
UO Religious Leader
To Speak in Portland
Annually attracting several
thousand Portland residents, the
Thanksgiving day address in the
Portland civic auditorium will be
given this year by Dr. James R.
Branton, head of the department
Speakers for this event tradi
tionally have been drawn from
outstanding stato citizens. Pre
vious speakers have included
President Erb and Dean Duback
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UO Victory Bell Mystery Still Unsolved
By JACK BRYANT
Victory bell mystery solved?
Two weeks ago it was solved but
today the mystery is deeper than
Two weeks ago Bill Kirtly
solved the mystery by revealing
that the victory bell came in the
possession of the rally committee
in 1933. Bill helped paint and
A short time afterwards Gib
Schnitzer's story came out.
Frank Gives Bell
Gib, whose father owns Alaska
Jung Company, said that Aaron
M. Frank bought a bronze bell
from the Alaska Junk Company to
give to the winner of the Oregon
Oregon State football game in
1933. Oregon won the game and
also the bell.
The two bells couldn't be the
same because Bill Kirtley helped
paint his bell before the game in
Portland where Oregon beat OSC
and won Frank's bell. Besides this,
one was a bronze bell and one was
an iron bell.
The rally committee has an iron
bell now and has used it for some
time. Where is the bronze bell
that was won in Portland?
Then the Sigma Chi’s revealed
that they had a bell, but did they
have the bronze bell ? No, they
had a bell that they stole from
Oregon State in 1914. It was sto
len by Chris Maddock and two
freshmen after a football game
between Oregon and Oregon State.
This bell was on the campus un
til 1926, when the Sigma Chi's
took it to Portland. After they got
it up there they couldn't get it
back so they hid it in Andy Cook's
Cook gave the bell to Dick
Peters, who went to Portland last
Send the Emerald home to Mom
and Dad for the rest of the year
for the special price of $2.2o.
year and brought the bell to Eu
gene after Oregon's game with
Another clue was the Pi Kapp's
bell, but they said they got it this
week from a logging camp in Coos 4
Now, in place of the one bell of
two weeks ago, Oregon has three,
and claims on a fourth. Where is
the fourth ?
Possibly some alum down for
homecoming will reveal its hiding
place and finally clear up the mys
tery of Oregon's victory bells.
If you’re sitting in the rooters’
section you will need a
BEAT THE BEAVERS
19 Years"* Growth
Is governed by a board of five students and two faculty men. The board
is elected at the spring student body election.
The 1939-40 Board is as follows: Charles Skinner, president; Gordon Ben
son, vice-president; Lloyd Sullivan, secretary; Tiger Payne, Bob Lovell,
Dean J. H. Gilbert, Professor Orlando J. Hollis.
This year moved into new and larger quarters in Chapman Hall, Ore
gon's newest building. Here students get better service and better mer
chandise at greater savings.
This year introduced a new dividend plan which will refund extra sav
ings based on volume of purchasing.
WE EXTEND TO ALL RETURNED ALUMNI AND EX
STUDENTS-, AND TO ALL OTHER CAMPUS GUESTS
A CORDIAL INVITATION TO VISIT OUR NEW STORE
IN CHAPMAN HALL.
Open from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and again after the
"ON THE CAMPUS—WEST OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING"