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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1940
On Pep Songs
Two New Tunes
Played by Concert
Band at Meeting
I . .
The fighting lyrics of two new
pep songs will chSer Oregon’s
gridiron teams when they go into
action against conference oppon
ents next fall. This was decided
by University students yesterday
when they voted their stamp of
approval on a pair of tunes in
troduced before an ASUO assem
bly in Gerlinger hall.
Names of the numbers are
“Fight on Oregon” and “Fighting
With Oregon.” Words of the first
song were written by a Los An
gelus alumnus, and Les Irwin, a
University student, introduced
the second piece.
Students voted as they left the
assembly hall, and results showed
last night that of 293 ballots, 146
favored Irwin’s “Fighting With
Oregon.” Sixteen preferred “Fight
on Oregon,” and 123 expressed
the will the University adopt
both tunes. Elbert Hawkins, com
mittee chairman, announced last
night that both would be used.
Music yesterday was played by
the concert band under the direc
tion of John Stehn, leader. Nor
man Cory sang each song through
once, and then they were sung
twice by the entire student body.
Members of the committee
which has been working on the
ijight song are Hawkins, Lyle
Nelson, Jimmie Leonard, Helen
Angell, and Jeff Kitchen.
Tomorrow Will Be
'Write Home Dan'
Tomorrow will be “Write Home
Day” on the University of Ore
gon campus, John Cavanagh,
promotion chairman for Junior
The weekend committee will
sponsor a drive to induce stu
dents to “write home to the
folks,” extending them invita
tions to come to Oregon on May
10, 11, and 12 to partake in the
“Springtime in Vienna” festivi
ties of Junior Weekend, Cavan
Special weekend stationery
with a Mother’s Day letterhead
may be secured at living organi
zations and the University Co-op
store, Cavanagh said. Facilities
are being enlarged in anticipa
tion of a record attendance of
guests, Lloyd Sullivan, weekend
chairman, stated. If students are
unable to secure rooms at hotels
for their vistors, they should con
tact Mrs. Adeline Morris, housing
secretary, whose office is located
in Johnson hall.
Fred Paterson was elected to
associate membership in Condon
club at a business meeting held
Tuesday morning in Condon ha’l.
Other business included a discus
sion of the Condon club picnic to
be held May 6, and the meeting
of the American Institute of Min
ing Engineers which will be held
in Eugene this -weekend.
To Rule New Cordsmen
This year’s scphomores who will rule next year’s Junior class are,
from left to right, Leu Torgeson, president; Jean Burt, vice-president;
Martha McClung, secretary, and Clark Weaver, treasurer.
And Spring Specials
Winding up the Emerald’s year of publication. Editor Bud Jer
main announced yesterday plans for the three special spring editions
of the publication and the Emerald banquet.
Marge Finnegan, women’s page editor, will be editor-in-chief of the
special all-coed edition to come out this Saturday morning, Jermain
said. The special men’s edition to be publshed May 11 is to be edited
This morning when the campus
sits down to breakfast and un
folds its morning Emerald, there
will be 12 members of the stu
dent body who will raise up to re
ceive their morning meal, but
Strange enough the patients at
the infirmary, although they re
ceive the downtown papers, must
wait for news of their own illness
until some friend arrives with an
Those who do not read of their
own plight this morning are: Beth
Rowan, Pat Heastand, Palmer
Howard, Betty Milne, Margaret
Robbins, Virginia Langstreth,
Margery Williams, Evelyn Moses,
John Merrill, Samuel Iwata, Barr
Burton, and James Stubblebine.
by Pat Frizzell, senior in journal
ism and Monday night copy
The third special edition, the
annual frosh paper, will be edited
by a first year iman as yet un
announced. The freshman edition
is slated for May 18.
Filling out the Emerald pro
gram will be the annual staff pic
nic, set tentatively for Sunday,
May 26, after the last paper of
the year has come off the press.
The annual banquet for news
staff and business staff members
has been scheduled for May 22 at
a downtown hotel. At that time
Editor-elect Lyie Nelson will an
nounce his promotions for next
year on the news side, and Jim
Frost, newly elected business
manager, will make known his
new advertising workers.
IN TODAY’S EMERALD
Neks .1, 3, 6, 7, 8
Sports . 4, 5
Edits . 2
Campus Calendar. 7
Bandbox . 2
Weekend Queens on Review
By DOROTHY KREIS
Two blondes started the pro
cession of Junior Weekend
queens; then along came two
brunettes; now the 1940 queen,
Betty Buchanan, takes her place
as the second brownette.
Previous to the time when
queens were elected annually,
there was one Ruth Gibson, the
queen who w'as never crowned.
The Emerald story which re
vealed this tragedy of 1911 was
headed thus: ‘‘Rain Prevents Car
nival,” ‘‘Canoes Not Decorated,
Queen Not Crowned, and Prizes
Mary Morse, 193o’s “sunkist”
queen, was a blue-eyed blonde,
formerly of Pasadena Junior col
lege. She measured 5 feet 6 inch
es and tipped the scales at 125
Her successor, Peggy Carper,
who reigned in 1936, was a "ti
tian-haired” Kappa of 5 feet 7
inches. Peggy’s friends knew her
for her ready smile which dis
closed her even, white teeth.
In 1937, the brunettes took
over the crown, electing Eetty
Pownell, Pi Phi. The "queenly’’
brunette, had also been Little
Colonel and queen of the May
Fete her senior year at St. Hel
en’s Hall. Her reputation had her
one of Oregon's best-dressed wo
men. Queen Betty I collected pen
nies and pennants as a hobby,
and couldn’t resist tasty Chinese
and Mexican dishes.
Virginia Regan, the second
brunette to step into power was
blue-eyed, weighed 110 pounds
and measured 5 feet, 5 inches.
Queen Virginia I, a Chi Omega,
was active in campus activities
having been junior class vice
president and past president of
Ninteen hundred thirty-nine
saw a compromise between the
blondes and the brunettes, how
ever, when the first of two
brownettes, Maxine Glad, was
elected. Queen Maxine played the
leading role in her own plot—
Alice in her own Wonderland.
Queen Maxine, now a senior on
campus, is an Alpha Phi, who
has turned over her royal scepter
to Betty Buchanan, likewise a
Four Named for
Bergtholdt. Cavanagh. Marge McLean.
Payne Nominated for Positions on
Executive Committee for 1940-1941
By BETTY JANE BIGGS
Student leaders arose in the ASUO assembly in Gerlingcr.
hall yesterday and officially nominated four students whose names**
will appear on the ballot, Tuesday, May 7, as aspirants to positions on
the executive committee for next year.
Representatives of the several nominees gav a brief history of tho
respective candidates and formally introduced them before the meet
ing and to Chairman Verdi Se- -—
derstrom, first vice-president of
the student body.
Vying- for ASUO gavel honors
for the 1940-41 term will be:
Harrison Bergtholdt, John Cava
nagh, Marge McLean, and Glee
son Payne. Unless other candi
dates enter the race by petition
these* four will form the student
executive committee next year
with the person receiving, the
most votes handling the presi
Other executive committee
hopefuls who overlooked filing
notice of intention to run must
enter the race by submitting pe
titions signed by 50 ASUO mem
bers by tomorrow. Chairman Se
Will Hold Dance
Invited to Swing
At Courts Tonight
Ail student couples as well as
those attending house dessert
dances are welcome to attend the
Skull and Dagger tennis court
dance to be held this evening
from 6:30 to 7:30 behind the BA
building, ^ declared Jim Carney,
All living organizations having
dessert dances have been con
tacted and have signified their in
tention of attending. Similar
dances will be held later in the
term, according to Carney, if the
students turn out as expected.
Provisions have been made to
postpone the dance automatical
ly if it rains between 4 or 5
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ASUO Ex Comm
To View 'Model'
Will Provide Four
Classes With Laws
The proposed new "model”
class constitution compiled by
Senior Class Prexy Phil Lowry
and his committee, this week goon
oefore the ASUO executive com •
mittee for approval and if okayed
will move then to individual clasj
meetings for final action.
Most drastic change presented
in the new document, which ideal
ly is to be the governing organ
for all four classes, is the stipu
lation that no class cards may bo
purchased after registration
week of any term.
Appointments of the Lowry
headed committee came after
junior class members waded in
deep water during winter term
over the method of electing new
class officers. Supplied with n
regular junior class constitution
and their freshman document,
the class of ’-11 wrangled length
ily over which should govern then
proposed election. The new legis
lation. would provide that all ac
tion be uniform.
The new constitution is fairly
liberal and a combination of the
good qualities of each class’ docu
ment now in use, Lowry said.
Each class, if it adopts the pro
posed constitution, may add by
laws to govern specific problem-* -
of the group.
Light on the Subject
When some early dean of women
Planned the campus for the night.
Almost every shady corner
Was given lots of light.
But behind the Libe they left a
Where couples could atone,
And after doing that y >u'd think,
They'd leave the scene alone.
But now that place is lighted.
To other spots the lovers go now,
And grumble after every kiss,
“There ain't no justice no-how."
Delta Phi Alpha, German hon
orary, elected officers for next
year at a meeting last night.
They are: president, Maurio
Goldberg; Aida Brun, vice-presi
dent; Annette Schumuki, secre
tary; Eugene Didak, treasurer.