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'39 Christmas Revels
Due Tomorrow Night
Still Hanging Fire
Lost: one ASUO president, or,
game called on account of no head
If ASUO prexy, John Dick, had
shown up yesterday noon at the
Anchorage, there would have been
an executive committee meeting,
as per schedule. But harassed
John, who only the night before
had called to inform the six other
members of the meeting, turned
up missing, so whatever business
the committee must do this term
will be done early next week.
A break for the appointment
seeker was one result of the meet
ing, even without a titular head
for the committee. It was decided
applications will be sought before
certain appointments will be made,
so that the field to choose from
will be larger, and interested per
sons will have an opportunity to
be heard from and considered.
Dad’s Day Head
First post to come under the
new system will be Dads’ Day
chairman. Since the committee
will be meeting again Monday af
ternoon applications should be in
by noon Monday to any member
of the executive committee or to
Dean Earl. Members include Ver
di Sederstrom, Roy Vernstrom,
Ann Frederiksen, Jeannette Haf
ner, and Bud Jermain.
Other items of business which
were to have been taken care of
today were the consideration of or
ganizing the athletic managers
and the awarding of football let
ters. With President John Dick
off on a many-thousand mile barn
storming jaunt with Howard Hob
son, it is possible that the letters
and the managers will wait until
next term, but the Dads’ day ap
pointment will be made next week.
Steve Cady Speaks
To Three o'Clockers
With the clock ringing out three
lusty chimes, the venerable group
of journalists known as the Three
o'clock club rang out a successful
term of work on the Emerald last
Steve Cady, foreman of the
University Press, praised the Em
erald and particularly the Three
o’clock club for their work this
term, in a short speech before the
After the business meeting the
club traveled in their respective
limousines to a downtown night
spot where the usual banquet
Members present were: Betty
Jane Thompson, Tom Wright, Ber
nie Engel, Bill Borthwick, Hal Ol
ney, Jonathan Kahananui, Roy
Galloway, Dan Biggs, Jack Bry
ant, Ray Schrick, Wes Sullivan,
and Lyle Nelson.
Christmas Seal Sale
In Men's Houses
Kwamas have launched the
Christmas seal sale in the men's
living houses. Plans have been
made by the Kwamas for two ra
dio programs in the interest of
the Christmas seal sale.
“Everything indicates that an
enviable Christmas seal sale rec
ord has been established,” Miss
Mathea Hanson, campus chairman,
stated yesterday. Complete re
sults can be determined by Thurs
day, December 14, when all repre
sentatives are due to check in with
Miss Hanson the returns from in
dividual living houses.
For Student Notes
All notes taken out. by stu
dents this term must be paid
before winter registration, the
University of Oregon business
office announced yesterday.
Students should make final
payment within the next week
and a half if possible, J. O.
Lindstrom, business manager,
stated, but money may be
mailed «i during Christmas va
cation. Notes draw service
charges of 25 cents per month.
Winter Term for
Plans are being formulated for
the annual Scabbard and Blade
military ball which will be held
February 3 in McArthur court.
A big name orchestra is being
contacted through MCA to play
for the traditional event, moved
to McArthur court this year.
“One of the two biggest all
campus social affairs of winter
term, the committee is working
hard to make it surpass even the j
senior ball,” said Captain Harry
Milne, captain of Scabbard and
Blade, “with the bringing of a
‘big name’ band to the Igloo and
with extensive decorations.”
Houses to Choose
“Women’s living organizations
will be asked to turn in the names
of their candidates for the ‘Little
Colonel’ contest at the beginning
of winter term,” announced Mike
Moran, publicity chairman.
(PIrase turn to parje two)
Total of $32
Over $32 was made at the auc
tion held on the steps of the Com
merce building yesterday from II
to 12 a.m.
Woody Slater and Phil Barrett,
dressed as eye-catching auction
eers, were in charge attracting a
crowd with their high-pressure
The most outstanding sale of the
day was the purchase of a book on
capitalism for the sum of one cent.
There were many English comp
books auctioned off, and the ar
ticles bringing the most money
were accounting books. Umbrellas,
pens, and sundry other articles
were on the bill of fare for the day.
To Be Theme
And Santa Claus
Will Be Featured
Christmas Revels, the last all
campus dance before the hiberna
tion of closed weekends, will
change Gerlinger hall into a scene
from “merrie old England” Sat
urday night at 9 o’clock for the
traditional holiday party.
Intermingled with the ballroom
dancing to the strains of Bob
Calkins and his orchestra will be
a Yuletide musical program.
Carols, Ballet Featured
Acting as master of ceremonies,
Freeman Patton, of radio station
KORE, will introduce the evening’s
Christmas carolers, in the chorus
es of Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Chi.
Campbell Co-op trio will also feat
ure several songs.
Miss Pirkko Paasikivi will di
rect a ballet and master dance
group ,and Rev. Williston Wirt,
minister of the First Congrega
tional church will be dance master
for some capers, representative of
the old English period.
Mary Anderson to Perform
How she came to hold^ her posi
tion as drum majorette for the
University band will be demon
strated by Mary Anderson to San
ta Claus—he will be there—and
the rest of the party.
According to Yeomen reports,
competition will be keen in select
ing the several jesters and court
fools who will add their touch to
the revelry. Their job will be that
of getting in everybody’s way—
Cider Served in English Tavern
“A little English tavern will
s£rve a whole barrel of cider and
several gross of cookies to the
merry makers at the edge of the
dance floor,” says Lem Putnam,
refreshment chairman, “and the
grub will be free.”
Becky Anderson and Frank
Hodson are supervising decora
tions; and Bill Wheeler, Yeomen
prexy, and Marcia Judkins, Orid^s
president, are directing the details
of the dance arrangement.
Admission charges will be 25
Men Offered Course
On Family Relations
MEN OFFERED COURSE—2 .. ..
A class in family relations for
men will be offered by the home
economics department winter
It will be a two credit course
under the instruction of Mrs. Mary
B. Farr, home economics instruc
tor. This new class will be held
on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2
o’clock in 204 Chapman hall.
UO Fight Song Committee
Will Consider Suggestions
Not content with one possibility
for a new Oregon fight song the
student committee headed by
Chairman Elbert Hawkins yester
day voted to take every opportun
ity to secure a new song.
In addition to the two possibil
ities discussed at previous meet
ings the committee heard and ap
proved suggestions from several
prominent song writers who of
fered to help in the composition of
All Possibilities Considered
“All angles and suggestions have
been considered and we have taken
steps to avail ourselves of every
opportunity,” Chairman Hawkins
Hawkins also pointed out that
although all outside aid is being
handled by the committee students
are welcome to try their hand at
composing suitable music and
Student Participation Suggested
The plan to have students par
ticipate in writing words and mu
sic for a new fight song was sug
gested by Band Director John
Stehn. Stehn pointed out that many
great marches have been written
by people who knew nothing of
“If any student can hum, whistle
or sing any tune they think appro
priate I urge them to contact me
as soon as possible,” the band di
That Time of Year—Again
Photo by Jack Bryant, Emerald staff photographer
Familiar scenes in the University library. Top—students mob the
reference librarian. Below—last of the term cramming” which has
filled the library for the last few weeks.
Examinations Loom Large
On University’s Horizon
As Students List Quizzes
One week from tomorrow Oregon students will be entering Uni
versity halls for the first final examinations of fall term.
Looking very small when the students first scanned the schedules
for the "big quizzes” on the back of the year schedule pamphlets,
which were handed out at legislation, the finals have grown steadily
in size as undergraduates realize the proximity of the all-important
Examination Program Changes
The pnly change on the examination program will be in mathemat
Banquet to Spell
Finis for Choosing
Noon, January 4
Formal winter term rushing by
women’s Greek living organiza
tions will officially begin Thurs
day noon, January 4, and end Sun
day noon with a pledge banquet,
according to an announcement by
Panhellinic President Aurelie Wol
The regular Panhellenic rules
which applied to fall term rushing
will again be in force, with oral
bidding strictly against rules.
Invitations to luncheons and
dinners will be issued from and
answered only through the dean
of women’s office, Miss Wolcott
explained. Invitations must be in
the dean’s office by 7:30 a.m. each
morning. Rushees may call for
dates between 8 and 9 o’clock, and
must answer them by 9:30.
Afternoon invitations for rush
ing dates will have a 2:30 dead
line, and must be answered by
3:30. Rushing fees for girls who
did not pay the Panhellenic fee
fall term will be $3.00.
Preference dinners in each living
group will be held Saturday eve
ning, January 6, and new pledges
will be honored at banquets Sun
Staff to Be Honored
At Banquet Soon
Emerald business staff workers
will be honored at a banquet next
Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at Sey
mour’s cafe. Art Priaulx, publish
er of the Eugene Daily News, will
be guest speaker.
The dinner, an annual affair,
will honor the business staff on a
successful term. George Luoma,
ad manager, will act as toastmas
Professor W. F. G. Thacher,
Frank Short, and Harry Schenk,
of the University school of jour
nalism, will also be present.
ics. All students included in math
classes 10, 100, 101, 105, and 111,
will take their finals from 1 till 3
o’clock on Saturday instead of fol
lowing the regular hour schedule.
Complete Schedule Listed
The complete examination sched
ule for December 16, 18-21, (S,
Written English (K, Composition,
Business) 100-12 M.
French (First, Second Year, Lit
erature) 10-12 W.
Constructive Accounting 10-12 S.
Physical Education Activities
General Hygiene, Health Educa
tion, 3-5 M.
General Psychology Laboratory,
Background of Social Science,
All other courses meeting- at:
8 MWF, 8-10 S.
8 TuTh, 1-3 S.
9 MWF, 8-10 Tu.
9 TuTh, 1-3 Tu.
10 MWF, 8-10 Th.
10 TuTh, 1-3 Th
11 MTuWF, 3-5 S,
1 MWF, 8-10 W.
1 TuTh, 1-3 W.
2 MWF, 8-10 M.
2 TuTh, 1-3 M.
3 MTuWThF, 3-5 Tu.
4 MTuWThF, 3-5 Th.
When University students re
turn to the campus January 3 for
registration, material for the new
term will be ready for their use
beginning at 8 o’clock that morn
ing, C. L. Constance, assistant
registrar announced yesterday.
Registration will be possible
only that day for undergraduates,
he said, and a late fine will be
charged for those neglecting to
schedule winter term classes then.
Headquarters for the sign-up pro
cess will be McArthur court.
Advisers to Lend Assistance
Advisers will be present to as
sist underclassmen with arranging
their schedules. Juniors and sen
| iors will be able to contact their
advisers at their regular campus
Mr. Constance advises that stu
1 dents do not rush to the Igloo at
i an early hour to register, since no
material will be issued before the
| 8 o’clock zero hour.
Although all undergraduates
I must register January 3, registra
tion of graduate students will not
begin until classes have taken up
on Thursday, January 4,
Big Crowd Cheers
On Oregon Quiniet
By ELBERT HAWKINS
Oregon Daily Emerald
Hobby Hobson's fast-breaking:
varsity Webfoots were forced to
stage one of their famous mid
season drives at the Igloo last
night to whip Bobby Anet’s
plucky Rubenste.n Oregonians.
It ended Oregon 50.' Rubes 47,
with the largest pre-season crowd
in history, nearly 4,000, watching
one of those Oregon horse races.
Anet’s has-beens were supposed to
be driven into the boards in the
second half by superior varsity
condition. But they weren’t.
Oregon held an eight-point 40
to 32 lead midway in the last chap
ter, but the tired Rubes wouldn’t
call it quits, and ran with Hob
son's crew to the very end. They
even closed the gap to three
points. Coach Anet and his has
beens scared the varsity without
big Dave Silver, too.
On the eve of its departure for
the East and Madison Square gar
den, the varsity showed its
smoothest offense of the season.
A little bundle of fire named
Paul "Stonewall” Jackson went in
at guard for the Ducks and stole
the show with an amazing bit of
ball hawking and shooting. He was
everywhere at once—at the right
time—and got in everybody’s hair.
Paul flipped in five field goals
and three, free throws for a 13
point evening. It was the first
varsity game he ever played at
Ted Sarpola, the coast’s leading
trick shot artist, had a big night
at forward himself. Ted combined
the orthodox with unorthodox to
roll in seven buckets.
Firebrand Jackson and Whirling
Dervish Sarpola couldn’t match
the point making of all-American
Laddie Gale, though the former
Webfoot pushing in seven field
goals and five gift tosses for 13
Oregon led, 22 to 21 at half
time, having sea-sawed into the
lead just before the gun when
Sarpola and Jackson holed re
The Rubes actually had Hobby’s
crew in the hole by four points for
almost five minutes in the first
After eight minutes the Rubes
were ahead 14 to 10, and after 12
minutes and 40 seconds they were
still out in front, 18 to 14.
While the crowd warmed up to
a real battle of fast breaks the
/clubs traded baskets after the
half-time intermission until it was
27 to 27. This was after five min
utes of play.
The varsity quintet then spurt
ed to its biggest lead of the game,
40 to 32, just before the halfway
mark in the last half. The Rubes
called time out at this point and
later rallied back to within strik
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Libe Staff to Travel
Members of the library staff
planning to attend the dinner at
the library council meeting in Cor
vallis Saturday night include Li
brarian and Mrs. M. H. Douglass,
Willis Warren, Elizabeth Findly,
Marian P. Watts, Nellie Moore,
and Oliver Field.
Saw Them Win
Hobby Hobson . . . watched from
the l>eiich while his charges nosed
out Bobby Anet’s Oregonians last,
In Card Sale
100 Per Cent House
Will Receive Prize
Adopting two iron-clad rules
which will prevent conflict In
naming the living organization
first "over the top” in winter term
ASUO card sales, was announced
yesterday by Tiger Payne, chair
man of the sales drive committee.
Committee members met yester
day to iron out wrinkles in the
system of awarding prizes to liv
ing organizations first to buy 100
per cent student body membership.
Two outstanding rules were named
to prevent clashes in claiming the
awards in future sales contests.
Buies named yesterday to gov
ern the ASUO sales contest were;
1. Sales open at ASUO office
at 8 o'clock Wednesday, January
8. The first house reporting 100
per cent at this office after that
hour will lie declared the winner.
2. All men and women active
ly affiliated with an organiz
ation are considered as house
Sigma Nu received first place
prize, a davenport, for the living
organization first to reach the
sales century mark fall term. The
award was given them on a judi
cial committee ruling after six
living houses had claimed the
On the recommendation of Pro
fessor O. J. Hollis of the law
school, who headed the committee
handing down the standards the
rules were clarified.
"The first house to buy 100 per
cent after the 8 o’clock office
opening and report the total to the
activities manager will take the
award,” Payne stated. "Cards will
be sold all day at the regular sales
tables during registration, but any
house that wants to take the
prize had better hit the deck ear
ly,” he concluded.
UO 'Our Town' Cast
The cast of "Our Town” again
appeared before the public when
it presented Thorton Wilder’s Pu
litzer prize play to an Albany au
dience on the high school stage
This is the second road appear
ance of the production which was
also behind the footlights in Rose
Stage Troupe a la Napoleon
Does Show 'On Its Stomach’
The trials and tribulations of a
director are many.
Not only must they worry about
their actors getting stage fright or
the sniffles opening night, but
Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt, head of the
dramatic department^ was faced
; with a new headache on the recent
theatrical road trip to Kellogg.
So much chicken and noodles did
her cast consume at the Kellog
1 grange bazaar where they were to
furnish the entertainment, that
Mrs. Seybolt was afraid the per
formers would have to be carried
onto the stage.
But the “show must go on" and
the casts of the two one-act plays,
“Bargains” by Katherine Kester
and “Love Is Like That" by Ryer
son and Clements, went through
their lines like troupers, according
to Mrs. Seybolt, and then “trooped”
back to the tables for second
Ducks Beat Rubes
On Eve of Leaving;
Coach Lauds Boys
By HAY SCHRICK
Ringing strains of “Mighty Ore*
gon" cheered a parting team of 11
Webfoot basketball players last
night as several hundred students
and townspeople gathered at the
Eugene depot for the first fall
1939 basketball rally.
Jupe Pluvius tried hard to
dampen the spirits of the farewell
crowd but a program of songs and
yells successfully sent the squad
heading southward on the first lap
of its transcontinental barnstorm
ing hoop tour. Howard Hobson,
Webfoot coach, spoke the final
word for his team just before the
Cascade limited pulled out of the
“The boys have shown definite
possibilities in their first few
games this year,” he stated. “We
are hoping with the seasoning this
trip to have as successful a year
this fall as we did in 1938.”
Hobson thanked the crowd for
its support in turning out for the
departure. Last year team players
Bobby Anet and Wally Johansen
were present to wish their ex
team mates a last word of good
Bob Elliott, yell king, introduced
many members of the traveling
squad. Those making the trip in
clude Hank Anderson, Porky An
drews, Toivo Piippo, Vic Town
send, John Dick, Matt Pavalunas,
Paul Jackson, Evert McNeeley,
Bill Borcher, Ted Sarpola, and
Fall term initiation of Alpha
Delta Sigma, men’s national pro
fessional advertising honorary, at
5 this afternoon on the third floor
of Gerlinger hall, will see eight
neophytes admitted. Fred Ehlers,
Dave Compton, Bob Millspaugh,
Bob Calkins, Les Harger, Fred
May, Jess Shinn, and Bob Rogers
are those to be initiated.
Induction ceremonies will be fol
lowed by a banquet in the Eugene
hotel sponsored by Eugene as
sociate members of the honor
ary. Sally Rand, stage dancer, is
to be the featured speaker, the
Smith to Speak
Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
the geology and geography de
partments, is scheduled to talk on
“Lakes of Oregon” before the
Northwest Science association con
ference which will be held in Spo
kane the last of December.
Dr. Smith and Wilbur Greenup,
graduate assistant in geography,
have prepared an article on the
same topic which is in press at
the present time. It will be pub
lished in Northwest Science.
Coffee hour for Episcopal stu
dents will be held this afternoon
from 4 to 6 o’clock at the apart
ment of Miss Helen Lyles, student
There will be a dress rehearsal
of those participating in the danc
ing groups for Christmas Revels
Friday evening. All notified are
requested to be prompt.
Meeting of all active members
of Alpha Delta Sigma 3:30 today
in 107 Journalism.