Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 04, 1940, Page Two, Image 2

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Floats That Float—or—The Fete Tax Equalized
more breathless wondering if canoe
fete floats are going to bold together past
the grandstand or tip over, not with the new
permanent float bases approved Monday night
by the educational activities board.
In past years many a float has managed
to work its harried way past the spotlighted
circle with nothing more substantial to hold
it upright or together than the tense concern
of the audience. Floats constructed hastily
had more emphasis on the superstructure, the
part which shows, than on any concern for
successful navigation.
Rickety as they have been, however, and
flimsy, the makeshift contraptions, subject
to the individual whim of every different
builder, usually got through somehow short
of complete and watery catastrophe.
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JJUT the new arrangement will offer an en
tirely different footing for the floats.
Under the specifications prepared by Dr. Will
Norris, University construction expert from
the physics department, the bases will be sub
stantial enough for the mounting of anything
short of large-caliber naval guns. Complete
even to heavy studs, minimum of one-inch
decking, and movable barrel mounts, the bases
could carry anything.
They are strong for two reasons, first be
cause they.are of standard and premeditated
design, and second because they will have to
stand some handling out of water in their
lifetime. With the idea of permanence accept
ed, the bases will have to be dragged out of
water each year, piled together, and dumped
back in the following year. No fly-by-night
contraption could stand such a program.
If present plans prove workable there will
be no element of trucking to give rise to
pyramidal labor and wear and tear, for they
will be towed up the millrace in the water—
simple and effective, as well as economical.
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INTERESTING also is the financial plan to
take care of the expense, although the total
expense is no more for permanent bases than
it is for any year. The custom has been for
each of the ten floats to bear a cost limit of
$30, with two houses sharing in the cost and
construction of each. The original proposition
of the interfraternity council was that, in view
of the fact that it was not properly tlieir ex
pense burden, the floats should be paid for
entirely by placing the item on the gross ex
pense account of the canoe fete. This proposi
tion the board rejected with speed and com
The accepted plan calls for a $300 initial
investment by the board, to be retired over a
period of three years by payments on the part
of the interfraternity council and kindred
groups, living organizations, the board, and
possibly one other as yet uncertain group.
Each will pay $50 a year toward the perma
nent bases. This does not include the super
structure cost of floats, but the base cost is
estimated to be half the total. Then when the
first bases are no longer usable, some similar
plan can be employed for replacement..
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rJ~'IIREE conclusions appear from the deci
sion to use permanent bases: first, there
will obviously be permanent bases; second, the
element of reliability will enter into float con
struction for the first time; and third, a con
cession has been made toward more equitable
adjustment of the expenses of the canoe fete,
the burden thus approaching more nearly
where it ought to rest; for float building can
be traced to nothing else than canoe fete
Once Over
YVe’re writing this column
again this term by popular re
Sally asked Pat to write it
and Pat asked Sally to write it
. . . and we're popular . . . with
Put and Sally. . . . We’ve just
finished writing the “Lemon
Punch” and we’re so lemon
punchdruiik we wouldn’t be sur
prised if they changed the name
of this column to “Onceover
Which reminds us . . . the
handbills for “The Drunkard”
presented by the VLT are pretty
cute, as are the black bloomers
on the chorus girls.
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A pin that has stuck: Tom
Robertson’s Beta pin on Jane
Dowd, Kappa. A smooth couple
if we’ve seen one, and we’ve
seen one.
The fellows are finally realiz
ing what they've been missing.
Witness the sudden; surge of
saddle shoes on the boys.
The campus has once again
lured Ned Simpson, the peren
nial playboy, back to Eugene.
Back too, is Pat Shea, Kappa
card, who just returned from
New York.
Spring Plantings: The Phi
Delts grab the lead early with
Marge Clear, another Kappa,
wearing Bill Watson’s; and Jane
Dcyle, still another KKG, tak
ing Warren Treece’s—Walker’s
leedle bro. And Ted Holmes has
his on Jo BiUlis, Pi Phi.
Joan Hoke, Theta girl, now
has ex-Beta proxy George Cor
ey’s pin, and little Marie Weath
erly has at last taken Jimmy
Solder’s Sigma Nu pin—which
means a real engagement.
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If you're free Friday you can
go free to the Spring Variety
Show, which previews like a
good deal. Featuring Betty
“Andy” Anderson singing her
own song with the Pi Phi chor
us. Also free fags, kiddies.
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Newest member of the Order
of the O: Tex Oliver’s little
daughter, Patricia Kay, with
her tiny white letterman’s
sweater major O and every
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If anybody hasn’t seen any of
the SAE boys lately, they can
la' found up in their attic, in
front of a little mouse's hole,
great big, brave, boys tempt
the poor beastie out with ehiz,
then approach from behind to
give it a few short ones with a
club. Brutes.
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Oh to have a station wagon,
now that spring is here. . . .
Hank Miller, Sigma Chi, has
one, as does Libby Eades, Theta,
and one that is really a dilly . . .
and all the ummy beige convert
ables . . . almost makes one
rebel. And hardly a stashun
waggin, but a car with-er-style,‘
is the Alpha Phi’s ‘‘Jiminy
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If, as Moxley says, the local
bands aren’t drawing so well as
usual, sum pin’ must be wrong
with us. Two fies on the cam
pus for not realizing that Hol
man has a better band than half
the so-called “big name” boys
we’ve been getting. A bunch of
goon-children are we for not ap
preciating ’em . . . s’pose we’ll
just wait until they go and then
be sorry they’re gone. Foo.
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There’ll probably be copious
gobs of furor when five of the
girls about the campi suddenly
turn very, very blond . . . warn
ing in advance, they have to
treat said locks with lacquer
and gold dust for their parts as
“Les Blonds” in forthcoming
“Idiot’s Delight.”
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Water Colors
Fail to Reflect
England's War
Seeing his peaceful water-color
interpetations of his native coun
tryside, you’d never know John
Ensor was a son of now-warring
But when he talks, you catch
the true British inflection of his
John Ensor, A. R. C. A., whose
“bread and butter line’’ is com
mercial poster work in England,
stopped in Eugene Wednesday to
show some forty of his paintings
to University art students.
Plans to Stay
With relatives in Victoria, B.C.,
Mr. Ensor is using that location
as his American center, having
toured the northern part of the
country giving numerous exhibits.
He plans to stay here “until I am
called back to London.’’
Noted for a mural painting he
did for the Science museum in
London, Mr. Ensor has also paint
ed the London telephone exchange
and numerous South African
scenes for advertising purposes.
Cover Wide Range
His paintings, made in England,
Scandinavia, Italy, and France,
cover a wide range of subjects',
predominantly landscapes, with ar
Cog Etontertain
With Sweet Swing
Sweet swing will be on the menu
for campus dancers when Gene
i Coy presents his 13 Black Aces
at the annual Sigma Delta Chi
dance, April 13, according to Dick
Williams, orchestra chairman.
“We believe that Gene Coy will
go over well here,” Jimmie Leon
ard, general chairman for the
dance, said, “because his music is
good and each member of his or
chestra is a talented entertainer.”
Coy has played over national
hookups, including NBC, CBS, and
Plans for dance decorations are
progressing rapidly under Dale
Mallicoat, and some definite an
nouncement concerning them is ex
pected soon.
chitectural and intimate study
Universiy art students were
shown Norwegian fishing ports,
the London Thames at sunset, in
winter, farms in England, histor
ical spots in Florence and Venice,
as well as many others.
“No, I haven’t done much paint
ing in your country,” Mr. Ensor
smiled. From Eugene he will go to
San Francisco, where he will hold
exhibitions before traveling down
into Mexico to do some artistic
Grand New Selection!
New Spring Colors!
Step in today at our Ready-to
wear department and see the
large selection of extra quality
new style chenille robes for real
spring wear! Styles to fit your
For Campus Co-eds
Greater savings on
qualii> robes in the
gayes colors for real
spring wear! Shop Pen
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