VOLUME XLII UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1940 NUMBER 1 4 Oliver Signs New 3- Year Contract— Page 10 o Promenade of Progress Oregon’s administration building, Johnson Hall, (top) is perhaps the first building new students enter. Center, is the committee in charge of the Jantzcn Beach picnic. From left to right, Elmer Fan sett Ed Hoyt, Joseph Kiesch, Majeanne Glover, Jack McClinient, Mrs. C. H. McGill, George Mac kin, Don McCormick, Mrs. Herbert M. Clark, Lloyd Sullivan, Mary McCracken, and Herbert Barber. Below is a glimpse of registration at the University, always an exciting time for freshmen. (Photos by Warren Teeter and Bill Pease.) All-University Picnic Set for August 20 At Jantzen Beach Eighth Annual Fall Get-Together Open to Students, Prospects, Parents, Friends Of UO; Many Expected to Attend Oregon's eighth annual pre-school rally will hit the high notes out side the golden canopied ballroom of Jantzen Beach park by 6:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, August 20. Sponsored by the Oregon Mothers, Dads, Alumni Association, ASUO, and the Oregon Federa tion, the food-fest and frolic promises to pick a peak in attendance records. Serenaded by a “Met’’ operatic star, fanfared by a popular Pacific Coast band, and ied by benevo lent oldsters, the undergrads, prosppective students and alum ni who attend will have had an evening when the clockeyed hands point heavenward. Generalissimo of last Junior Weekend, Lloyd Sullivan, is boss of the picnic with a month of tedious planning already accomplisht 1. His aides include Mrs. C. S. McGill, president of Portland Mothers; Mrs. Herbert M. Clark, president of State Mothers; Jo seph Riesch, president of State Dads; Dr. G. M. Hoffman of the Portland Dads; Don McCormick, president of the Portland Alumni Association. Two other alumni aiding are Mary McCracken and Don Kennedy. Jack McCliment, Majeanne Glover, Herb Barbur, Jim David son, Elva Jane South, and Ed Hoyt are student members of the committee. Alumni Secretary El mer Fansett and Federation Di rector Roy Vernstrom are part of the work troop. Famed for friendly feelings, Oregon’s alumni and students will give prospective freshmen a preview of campus life in gay at tire. With 17,000 invitations is sued to interested Mothers, Dads, alumni, unddrgrads and high school diploma packers, nothing but a final examination can keep Oregonized people away from Portland and particularly Jant zen Beach August 20. The 8 p.m. entertainment will introduce Sigurd Nilsson, Metro politan opera star, to the audi ence as the latest addition in the school of music faculty. With au dience appeal aplenty, Vice-Presi dent Burt Brown Barker, Foot ball and Basketball Coaches "Tex” Oliver and "Hobby” Hob son will greet the ralliers. (Please turn to page six) Officials Predict* Enrollment Gain Application Trend Indicates Probable 4000 Registration The upward trend in enrollment at the University of Oregon from all indications will continue next year with estimates of the in crease ranging all the way from five to 15 per cent over last year’s total, it was learned this week. Actual applications for enroll ment early this week were still showing a 14 per cent increase over the same time last year, leading some to use that basis for predictions. Should this continue and the number of old students returning remain the same, the total number enrolled in the Uni versity will be close to 4000—the highest in the history of the in stitution. » Registration officials, however, were inclined to regard the ap plications figure as “unusual” and predicted around an 8 per cent increase. They based their estimate upon the trend of past years at the University. Evidence of an upward surge were also noticeable in the em ployment office, where Miss Janet Smith, employment secretary, re ported that an unusual number of students have written concerning jobs for the school year. These requests are being filled, she said, by an expansion of the employment and the cooperation of business men and townspeople of Eugene.