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U. OF ORE.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1940
UO Swim Drive Hits $225 Mark
Idea Is Theme of
“Springtime in Vienna,” the
theme submitted by Pat Erickson,
junior in journalism, won her $15
and will keynote the entire Junior
Weekend program this year, the
weekend judging committee, an
nounced last night.
Miss Erickson’s entry will trans
form the University campus into
the Vienna of the time of Johann
Strauss, “the younger,” and his
immortal waltzes. Several contest
ants submitted similar ideas re
garding the Strauss waltzes, but
that of Miss Erickson was more
complete and carefully elaborated,
the judges said.
Several suggestions received a
great deal of consideration from
the judges, Lloyd Sullivan, gen
eral weekend chairman stated.
Those students who would like to
have their entries returned may
secure them at the office of Virgil
D. Earl, dean of men.
Lance W. Hart and Mrs. Maude
I. Kerns, of the art school faculty;
aided the weekend committee in
For additional details see story
on page 7.
Library Head Plans
Trip Through South
A six-weeks' leave has been
granted to M. H. Douglass, head
librarian, for a vacation through
the South. Mr. Douglass said Wed
nesday that he planned to visit
libraries, book stores, flower
shows, and gardens.
His trip, beginning Friday, will
take him to Berkeley, Los Angeles,
and Claremont in California, Hous
ton, Texas, New Orleans, Louisi
ana, Mobile, Alabama, and Natch
Ode to the WPA
Said one wee grass blade to its
“I'd like to be a lawn;
If I could find a warm quiet spot
I'd grow from dawn to dawn.
But on this campus I have found
There is no chance I guess
To lie and rest and grow quite
It’s puzzling, I confess."
Then all the grass blades cried
“Why don’t they let us lie?
We’re moved about, now here, now
We're tired enough to die."
By Marian P. Watts.
In 1909 and 1910 the UO junior
class issued a magazine known
as the Eeaver.
Headed East Via 'March of Dimes'
Oregon’s “big three” varsity swimmers who appeared almost certain to go east last night as the
campaign fund reached the $225 mark. The swimmers, receiving instruction from their coach, Russ
Cutler, from left to right are: Sherman Wetmore, Jack Dallas, and Jerry Macdonald.
Begin March 11
With less than two weeks re
maining before final examinations
' start on March 11, University stu
: dents will enter their final week of
actual class study Monday.
C. L. Constance, assistant regis
| trar, announced yesterday that no
[ changes in the test schedule have
been made as yet but stated that
. the schedule committee will meet
Monday and instructors will notify
classes of an new hours before
Examinations will last through
Friday, March 15, and they will be
followed by a nine-day vacation
until March 25. At that time spring
term registration will begin in Mc
| Arthur court.
(Please turn to page six)
To Talk at Corvallis
Three members of the sympo
sium team will go to Corvallis
Saturday to speak before the
Grange on the subject of propa
ganda. The members selected to
make the trip are Jack Blankin
ship, Paul Kempe, and George Lu
Roy Vernstrom, Delmar Rice,
and George Luoma will discuss the
same subject Sunday at the Eu
gene Unitarian church. W. A.
Dahlberg, of the speech division.:
will appear with the speakers on
Fee Payment Due
Before March 10,
UO Cashier Says
All students who have not
paid second installments on
their registration fees should
report at windows three and
four of Johnson hall before
March 10, C. K, Stalsberg,
cashier, announced Thursday.
As the tenth -falls on Sunday,
Mr. Strilsberg urged that as
many as possible pay by noon,
Saturday, and said that every
one should pay in full by March
11, before the end of examina
On Marriage Costs
Questionnaires sent to University
students participating in a mar
riage-cost survey are due at the
dean of personnel's office in John
son hall any time today, accord
ing to a report emanating from
there. Those unable to comply and
living on either Thirteenth, Four
teenth, or Fifteenth streets will
have a collector calling for their
answered sheets some time Sat
Approximately 170 Oregon men
and women have been contacted in
the campus-wide canvass spon
sored by NYA and directed by
Charles Nelson, University senior,
which includes inquiries into bud
geting, housing, and spending of
Upon receipt of all question
naires by the personnel office, fig
ures will be compiled and com
pared with those obtained in a sur
vey supervised by Miss Beatrice
Aitcheson, economics instructor.
Is Dance Theme
Graham Program i
To Offer 'Contrast'
Contrast and variety are evident
in the program which Martha Gra
ham and her troupe will present at
McArthur court Monday night as
; Eugene audiences witness her “Ev
ery Soul is a Circus," satirical mo
| dern dance program.
This modern dance theme is not
supposed to represent the three
ring show type, but is rather a
circus of ridiculous situations and
silly behavior. Miss Graham, her
self, dances the feature role in this
Other works which will be por
trayed will be the “American Docu
ment,” an expression of the re
affirmation of belief in this coun
try's democratic form of govern
ment. “Frontier,” the California
born artist’s trademark, just as
the “Swan Dance” was Pavlova’s,
will also be presented for the Igloo
Reserved seats for Miss Gra
ham's Oregon performance are $1
and $1.50, general admission is 75
cents with ASUO card holders to
receive a 25 cent reduction. Tick
ets are on sale at the student activ
ities office in McArthur court.
W. B. Nash to Read
The last reading hour of the
term will be held in the browsing
room Tuesday. March 5. W. R.
Nash, of the drama department,
Bp $100 Gift
Appropriates $50 f
That the University trio of swinV*
mers will go east to the national
meet in March became a virtual
certainty last night as movement
leaders counted over $225 in their
round-up of donations to date.
Biggest contributions so far in
the campaign were listed from the*
sophomore class, which donated
$100 at a Villard meeting last
night, and the interfratemity coun
cil, which gave $50 to boost tho
With the yellow tags reading ,rX
am helping Oregon swimmers!
Why keep the champions home ?"
already estimated to have taken in
more than $50 from campus sales,
campaign leaders were practically
assured of their $650 goal before*
Two more houses, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon and Sigma Chi, reported
100 per cent disposal of tags last
night, bringing the total to five.
Additional details of the inter
fraternity council and sophomore*
class gifts will be found on page 6.
Idaho's Union Hall
To Be Inspected
Roy Vernstrom, general ehair
man of the varsity student un
ion committee, reported last night,
that tentative plans were being
worked out for a carload of com
mittee members to leave for tho
University of Idaho's southern
blanch at Pocatello spring vaca
tion to inspect the new student
union building recently construct
ed on that campus.
He requested all students living
in the vicinity of Pocatello who
are interested in making a tour
there to contact him.
^ "The trip plan was started,”
Roy stated, “because of the wide
spread interest shown by stu
Returns from a eampus-wido
canvass last week on appropria
tion of co-op receipts to apply on
the union building fund were fa
vorable, indicating to committee
men that Oregon students wore
giving active support to the plan.
The committee is especially an
xious to inspect the Idaho struc
ture. Roy declared, because it.
closely approximates the proposed
Oregon building in size and expen
For further details, turn lo
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