Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 11, 1939, Page Five, Image 5

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The Best Success
to Your New
Co-op Store
We. express our best
wishes to the Student
Body and Alumni of this
fast growing university.
New York
The First Co-op
The small building pictured above is the first student co-op on the
University of Oregon campus. It was located at Thirteenth and Kincaid
streets in the same location the co-op had until it moved this fall to
Chapman hall.
Present Oregon Co-op Store
Shows 19-Year Development
! It has been a long uphill pull
for the University of Oregon stu
dent co-operative association since
its establishment on this campus
in June, 1920. On that date the
executive committee of the asso
| ciated student bpdy incorporated
! the association.
j A co-operative store financed by
the students was organized in 1916
but when the football receipts
dropped off in 1918 as a result of
the war the store was sold to pay
the coach’s salary.
Without a Penny
“We started without a penny in
, 1920. A $5000 loan from a local
; bank soon proved insufficient to
start our store so we organized
a concern called the University
Supply company and incorporated
it for $10,000. This stock was sold
to faculty members and friends of
the University,” M. F. McClain,
manager of the co-op since its in
ception, recalled yesterday.
As the stockholders died or
moved away the co-op bought back
the stock and after 10 years it
retired the issue. After the store
was on a sound financial footing,
it adopted the practice of selling
merchandise at a price which made
possible the cooperation of the
! establishment with only enough
1 prpfit to ensure a reserve for
Growth of the enterprise on this
campus is revealed by a compari
son of the returns from various
years of operation. Most descrip
tive of the advance of the store
are the gross returns chalked up
for 1921 which totaled $30,000 and
the estimate for the current year
which is set at $85,000.
The new co-op, located in Chap
man hall, has stock valued at $35,- j
000. A long term lease on the
quarters will pay $50,000 into the
University building fund. The
store has three times the space
available in the former location at
Thirteenth and Kincaid streets. '
"The members of the co-op
board sincerely hope that the
money paid for the lease will form j
a nucleus for a building fund for
a student union,” McClain said.
Members of the state board of
higher education will inspect
Chapman hall and the co-op this
morning. All alums are invited to
come into the new store and see
the set-up.
Five members of the library
istaff left Friday afternoon 'for
Portland where they will attend
the Lunts performance of "The
Taming of the Shrew.” Those go
ing were Miss Ethel Sawyer, Miss
Miriam Yoder, Oliver Field' and
Mr. and Mrs. Patterson.
Handicapped Oregon Rooter
To View Homecoming Game
It's a safe bet that the most
thrilled member of the vast audi
ence that will view the game to
day will be George Hibbard of
Burns. George has a right to this
distinction for several reasons.
It was five years ago during the
summer vacation following his
graduation from Burns high school
that George went swimming and
met with an accident that left his
body paralyzed from his shoul
ders to his feet.
Burns had been all set to enter
the University of Oregon that fall
but the accident changed the pro
Sees Game
Two years ago, friends of George
convinced him that there was no
reason why he shouldn't attend
the homecoming game and it
didn’t take much argument to get
him to come to Eugene and watch
his first college game.
Now, George is back to see this
year’s fracas and to view all the
color that attends a college grid
clash. It will be a wonderful sight
to him for it is not something he
views every day or even once a
month as do most of his friends.
Never Say Die
He is not one to take his disabil
ity resignedly. He’s a business man
in his own right since he estab
lished a rental library which is
widely patronized by Burns resi
When it comes to studying,
George could probably put some
University students to shame.
Since he can't use his hands, he
simply flips the pages of his books
with the eraser end of a pencil
held between his teeth. He has a
special holder for his books when
he reads.
George will be the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. M. F. McClain during his
visit on the campus.
High School Debaters
Heard Over KOAC
Each Wednesday at 11:00 o’clock
the Oregon high school debate
league broadcasts over station
KOAC under the direction of the
University speech division.
The question under discussion
for the present series of talks is:
"Resolved: That the government
should own and operate the rail
A feature of the 15-minute pro
gram is the question box, which
deals with questions sent in to
the broadcast by listeners and
members of the debate league.
Very best wishes
for success
In Gay Nineties, Too
“Pigging did not originate In
1922. The date on Janet Piper’B
story was at least 14 years late.
Two alums, from the classes of
’10 and ’13, respectively, wrote to
tell the editor of the Emerald
that the terril, "plfc&thg,” wal
commoh in their d&y, and had
been well-established a good many
yearS before then.
Montag Brothers, Inc.
makers of fashionable writing papers
Congratulate the students and
faculty of the University of Ore
gon on the completion of thehr
beautiful new “Co-op” Store*. It
is an institution of which the
whole campus may be jproud. It
is our hope that your University
may grow arid prosper and that
the Co-op Store may long con
tinue to fulfill its mission of serv
ing the students of Oregon.
Montag Brothers
are proud of the splendid display of their
which you will find on the counters of the
“Co-op.” Mrs. Brown of the “Co-op” staff,
personally selected the many items in this
large stock and kept in mind the special
needs of Oregon students for formal notes,
crested papers, good low priced papeirs for
those letters home, and the many other types
of stationery required for particular occa
sions. All are of excellent quality and priced
within the reach of students.
Atlanta, Georgia
It has been a privilege to have a part in the
activities of the student body by furnishing
the equipment for the University Co-op, and
we extend our heartiest good wishes for the
successful operation of a service to the stu
dents that is so valuable.
We congratulate you on the accomplishment
of this outstanding project
Grand Rapids Store Equipment Company
(An Oregon Corporation)