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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1940
University Enrollment Approaches Record High
< To Talk Tonight
Vojta Benes, Elder Brother of Former
President, Will Address Students at 8 p.m.
Assembly in Music Auditorium
The story of Czechoslovakia, for 20 years a European republic and
since the Munich pact a part of Greater Germany, will unfold at 8 p.m.
tonight when Vojta Benes, noted Czech educator, addresses a student
audience in the University music auditorium.
Mr. Benes is the older brother of Eduard Benes, former president of
Czechoslovakia, and at first hand has witnessed many of the recent
Theme of Oregon
From a “know-your-campus,
freshman” meeting, the assembly,
scheduled for 11 o’clock Thursday
in Gerlinger, has been changed to
an ASUO “Beat Stanford’’ rally,
according to Pat Cloud, program
The Webfoot football heroes will
board the train at 12:06 for their
Palo Alto trip to play their first
conference game in California.
Taking advantage of this, Cloud
said in explaining the change, ar^
/ rangements are being made to
have houses serve an 11:30 lunch
eon to follow the 25-minute “short
and peppy" rally.
Following the noon meal, under
the directions and sponsorship of
the rally committee, both Oregon
men and women will continue the
good-luck send-off to the football
men at the station after a parade
down Sorority Row.
This way the students will be
able to stay assembled until the
Ducks pull out of the station,
Chairman Cloud said.
In Gerlinger simple decorations,
pertaining to football and the rah
rah spirit will be used and a short,
peppy farewell program has been
arranged by the committee, which
also included Les Anderson and
, Jane Hochuli.
Highlight of the program will
be a short speech by Tex Oliver,
guiding hand of the 'Ducks. Woody
Slater, yell king, and assistant Bob
Greer will also lead in the two new
Oregon fight songs which made
their debut during spring term.
The University band, under the
direction of John Stehn, will fur
nish the music for the 25-minute
program and arrangements are
being made to take the band to
the station where a public address
system will be set up.
ICC Calls Teacher
Back to Washington
To Finish Research
Miss Beatrice Aitchison, instruc
tor in economics, has been called
^ back to Washington, D. C., by the
Interstate Commerce commission
to complete a research study on
passenger travel this summer.
She was employed with the In
terstate Commerce commission be
fore accepting her pfesent position
on the Oregon campus. On her re
turn trip to Oregon she came
through the Panama canal on
board the S.S. Washington.
UO Graduate Visits
A former University of Oregon
graduate, Dr. Irving Anderson, vis
ited the psychology department
faculty, September 18. His special
purpose was to confer with Dr. H.
R. Crosland, associate psychology
professor, concerning a manu
script which they are writing.
Dr. Anderson was graduated
^ from the psychology department
here and at the present time is
handling remedial reading at the
Michigan school of education.
uevciujjjneiiLs which nave resur
rected “modern” Europe.
At the time of the Munich pact
Mr. Benes was on his way from
the United States to his native
land. He returned to the republic in
spite of German domination and
left last year just before the start
of the present war when he' was
forced to flee through Poland.
World war days saw Mr. Benes
in this country seeking the favor
of American people and he has
spent considerable time on this side
of the Atlantic ocean.
Karl W. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel, announced last night that
the Eugene Czech Tamburas or
chestra will play as part of the
evening’s program. They will ap
pear in their native Czechoslovak
Bill Wallan Chosen
For Emerald Post
At a meeting held by the Daily
Emerald business staff last night
five new appointments were made,
effective immediately, Jim Frost,
business manager, said today.
Bill Wallan will fill the post of
circulation manager and he will be
responsible for the delivery of over
three thousand Emeralds the in
come for subscriptions, and will be
in full charge of mailing 500 Em
Janet Farnham was appointed
office manager, and all correspon
dence files, and other office work
will be in her charge. Jeff Kit
chen will be responsible for com
plete campus delivery; Bob Perl
man will handle the town delivery,
and Hal Morgan will act as mail
ing clerk. Janet Reig will return
to her position as secretary to the
CAA To Announce
The CA Aoffice announced Mon
day that candidates for flying in
struction in the first class, begin
ning this fall term, had been se
lected and would be announced
However, the office has not been
able to contact several, and unless
they report, will be forced to
choose others to take their places.
Those who have not reported yet
are: Allen Hays Adams, Bill Chap
man, Charles Thomas Frazee, Carl
ton Robert Reiter, and Verlin Mo
The first meeting of the ground
class for instruction is scheduled
j for 7 p.m. today in 103 Deady.
Three UO Faculty
In Fall Ceremonies
Three University faculty mem
bers were united in marriage late
Miss Louise Aiken, graduate
assistant in economics, became the
bride of Dr. Gordon Wright, as
sistant professor of history, Aug
ust 17. Miss Aiken belonged to the
Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Miss Julia Philp, graduate of
Willamette university, was mar
ried to Fred Rasor, graduate stu
dent in economics and assistant in
social science, in a ceremony per
formed September 15. Both couples
are making their homes in Eugene.
From 'Down the River'
(Courtesy of the Oregonian)
Vojta Benes, who will speak to students tonight at 8 o’clock in the.
music school auditorium. He is a brother of Eduard Benes, president
of the “liquidated” Czech republic.
Exhume Frosh Jibes
Comes this time of year in a “typical” American college, and so
called feature writers are clawing furiously at their typewriters, crank
ing out gobs of stuff on the various plights of the proverbially “green”
No doubt reams of copy are being written to toss on the piles of
those already scribbled. Imagine, for instance. Clara Crinkle of the
The entire news staff of Vol
ume XLII of the Emerald will
be organized tonight in room
105 Journalism at 7:30. Copy
desk, reporters, and night staff
will be named. Be there!
Wednesday at 4 p.m. the YW is
holding a general assembly at the
bungalow to acquaint all Univer
sity of Oregon women with the
functions of the institution.
President Jean Crites will pre
side, while Dorothy Dunham will
be in charge of the afternoon’s en
tertainment. Mrs. E. E. DeCou, ex
ecutive secretary, will be the main
speaker. She will explain what the
Y is and for what it stands. At
the conclusion of Mrs. De Cou’s
talk, the YW cabinet will be in
troduced and each member will ex
plain her duties and the work of
the Y’s executive body. At the end
of the afternoon all students will
join in singing.
Dorothy Dunham recently an
nounced that these general assem
blies of the YW will be held every
Two More Women
New pledges announced this
week by the dean of women’s of
fice are June Marie Wilson of Nys
sa, Oregon, pledging Alpha Omi
cron Pi, and Betty Jamieson of
Long Beach, California, who
pledged Alpha Delta Pi.
Students Aid Library
As a preparation for the new
term, the library has appointed a
number of assistants in the various
departments to aid students in
finding books and becoming ac-1
quainted with the building.
Composing the student assistants j
this term will be Constance Lewis,
Edward Smith, Joseph Jackson, i
David Jahn, Margaret Betts, Jack
Newton, Robert Brooke, and Max- j
ine Reetz Fullerton.
Rosebud Eagle describing part of
first day at college for Frankie and
“Frankie and Fannie holf
crawled, half stumbled upstairs
into their first college class and
sprawled into the two nearest
seats, not because they particularly
wanted to, but more or less be
cause their knees flopped over like
wet rags. Then the professor . . .
etc. . . . etc.” . . . which is all a lot
In addition "new ideas” for
“dumb frosh jokes” are scurrying
around in both feeble and fertile
brains, while in-betweeners are
giving some well-worn rib-ticklers
a shot in the arm, a Swedish mas
sage, and new duds for disguise.
However, any time now will
come the payoff. Some un-original
soul will holler, “Stop me if you’ve
heard this one,” and cut loose with
that bromide about the remarkable
Mr. Staff in the list-of-courses
pamphlet, that versatile fellow who
teaches so may courses it’s noth
ing short of amazing. (If any of
you, by some peculiar stroke of
fate, haven’t heard of this Mr.
Staff thing, just ask around a bit.
Ah, Mr. Staff Joke, why don’t
you go out, lie down peacefully,
and die? You may have been a cute
baby, but look at you now. But
alas, even if you do oblige with a
bona fide fadeout, invariably about
this time of year you’ll be exhumed
by some selfstyled jokester and
dangled before our noses.
On Business Staff
Forty new business staff mem
bers of the Daily Emerald were
met by Jim Frost, business mana
ger, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock
in the Journalism building.
George Luoma, assistant educa
tional activities manager, spoke to
the staff about the Emerald as an
Frost stated, “We are looking
forward to even a greater year
than last year. The enthusiasm
shown at the meeting was very
Attention all students! Appli
cations for the chairman of
Homecoming at the University
are now being taken at. the
ASUO offices in McArthur
court. They must be in as soon
as possible as the chairman
will be chosen sometime soon.
* Capable Students
The Eugene extension classes
opened last night with the first
meeting of the fall term. Courses
will be planned for all who show
sufficient maturity and back
ground to profit by the work.
Classes will be held once each
week for a two-hour period from
7:15 to 9:15 p.m. They may, how
ever, be discontinued because of
inadequate enrollment. The mini
mum number required for the or
ganization of a course is usually
Monday night, Miss Avakian will
instruct in “Lower division ap
plied design" (weaving), in Room
207 of the Art building. Mr. Schu
macher will teach “Business Eng
lish” in Room 106 Commerce.
Tuesday night, Dr. Dahlberg will
give “Public speaking for business
and professional men and women,”
in Room 106 Commerce. There will
also be a “Basic course in school
administration” taught by Dr. Huf
faker in Room 107 Commerce.
Wednesday night, Dr. Noble will
instruct “Civilizations of China and
Japan” in Room 107 Commerce.
Mr. Mickelson will give "Metal
crafts” in the workshop of the
Eugene high school, and "Maps,
map making and their use” will be
taught by Dr. Smith in Room 101
Miss Garnett will teach “Public
school music” Thursday in Room
26, Roosevelt Junior high school.
Dr. Bee will give “Problems of
child welfare” in Room 107 Com
In order to furnish townspeople
the opportunity for recreation and
exercise, a series of physical recre
ation classes sponsored by the Eu
gene recreation commission will be
started this week at the Univer
Thomas W. Fisher, supervisor,
last night announced schedules for
the classes, which will be held in
the men’s physical education build
ing and Gerlinger hall.
Thursday is the opening date for
men's classes. Sessions will open
at 7:30 p.m., and will be held
throughout the winter Monday and
Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:30.
Handball, volleyball, squash, box
ing, and wrestling will be offered,
with possible additions if there is
Women may take body develop
ment work, sports, or games,
which include badminton, basket
ball, volleyball, and swimming.
Their classes, which begin Tues
day, Oct. 3, will be held from 7:30
to 9:30 Tuesday evenings.
Supervisors will be in charge of
the varied activities. Bulletins list
ing equipment which must be
furnished may be obtained in the
playground commissioner's office,
Room 8, city hall.
Accommodations will not be
limited, Fisher said. Last year, 125
men and 74 women signed up for
NY A Heads Meet
There will be a short but im
portant meeting of the heads of
all departments to which NYA stu
dents are assigned for work and all
staff members who supervise NYA
workers at 4 p.m. Thursday in the
A different system in regard to
educational activities for the com
ing year was announced Monday
by Tiger Payne, ASUO president.
This year instead of picking the
candidates for activities in a hit or
miss fashion, the educational ac
tivities board will keep a file on all
students participating in activities
on the campus. Ths file will con
tain all information regarding the
type of activity the completeness
with which it was performed and
any other information that the
board thinks important. Accord
ing to Payne, activities will be
broadened by this system and any
aspirant for an important student
post must first prove himself in
‘‘One of the important aspects
of this plan is that it will bring
the independents into activities
and since they compose the great
est part of the student body it is
only fair that they should have a
greater part in it than they have
up till the present time.”
Payne has appointed a commit
tee to aid in bringing the non
Greeks into participation in stu
dent activities. Kenny Erickson
will act as personal director for
the men’s dorms in a drive to fur
ther dorm participation in student
affairs. Charlotte Collins and Flo
rence Kinney will handle the wo
men’s dorms and John Cavanagh
and Martin Schedler will Induce
students from the co-ops to par
ticipate. Any student wishing to
enter into educational activities
should see one of the committee
members. As in the past the fra
ternity and sorority activity heads,
will be the presidents of various
houses on the campus, Payne stat
ed. ‘‘Of course the more prefer
able positions will be given to
those who apply first and only
students who cooperate will be
considered. By the adoption of this
system, all political appointments
will be abolished, and Payne stat
ed that the important positions will
depend on merit alone.
‘‘Politics are out in activities be
cause political functions are con
fined to a small number of indi
viduals and it takes more than any
one specific group to make a well
functioning student body.”
Pi Lambda Theta
To Plan New Year's
Pi Lambda Theta, women’s edu
cational honorary, will hold its first
meeting of the year at the home
of Miss Beatrice Aitchison, in
structor in economics, Tuesday,
October 8 at 7:45 p.m.
Committee appointments will be
made and the year’s program will
be outlined. Names of prospective
members will be suggested. Re
freshments will be served after the
SDX to Hold Initial
The first meeting of the year for
SDX will be Tuesday, October 1
at 4 p.m. It is a very important
meeting, and will be held at room
10 in Journalism.
Issues to be discussed include
plans for a local edition to observe
national newspaper week, national
conventions, financial report, and
plans to honor Vincent Sheean at
Anyone wishing to work on
the business staff of the Ore
gana is urged to see Dick Wil
liams, busineas manager, at the
Oregana office in McArthur
court Wednesday between 1
and 5 p.m.
She was just a sophomore in
a roomful of juniors ami seniors,
trying to look brave—as if she
It was all right when the pro
fessor began talking about “lay
outs.” She knew about those.
“Sig cuts” had her stumped for a
second, but she cleared that hur
dle too—with a noticeable effort.
However, when the professor
assigned the text for the term —
in advertising layout—the be
wildered one took one good look
at the text she had already
bought — in reporting — and
meekly slipped out and into the
next room, with the rest of the
Subject of Probe
Gleeson “Tiger” Payne, ASUO
prexy, announced Monday the ap
pointment of Bob Calkins as com
mittee chairman for the investiga
tion of wages on the campus.
Calkins and his committee will
investigate conditions pertaining to
all men employed by restaurants
or as houseboys In living organiza
tions, and make a full report on
Sally Mitchell has been chosen
to look into the situation in regard
to the women students holding
jobs on the campus, and Betty
Plankington will act In an assist
ant capacity to both committees.
These committees will contact
the individuals and attempt to
clarify the situation concerning
wages. A minimum wage of 35
cents an hour or an amount satis
factory for the time worked will
be attained if possible, Payne said.
Plan Willkie Drive
Definite plans were made for an
extensive Willkie campaign at the
first meeting of the Oregon Will
kie-McNary Non - Partisan club
Joe Gurley was named head of
the organization and in order to
begin the WUlkie drive, has estab
lished a Willkie-McNary table in
front of the College Side.
From this central point, repre
sentatives will distribute buttons
and literature to students. The
booth will open Monday from 1
until 2:30 under the direction of
Catherine Crane and Pat Wright.
Joe Gurley will take charge from
2:30 until 5 Tuesday. The shifts
will be handled by Pat Ryan, Bar
barajean Tuttle and Jerry Macaul
The backers of Willkie will hold
another meeting in the College
Side at 7:30 Tuesday evening.
YWCA Open House
Set for Thursday
Open house tea will be served at
the YWCA bungalow next Thurs
day afternoon, Mrs. E. E. DeCou,
executive secretary of the YW, an
nounced last night.
All women students are invited,
according to Mrs. DeCou. Lois
Nordling is in charge of refresh
ments and decorations.
Eugene business and profession
al women entertained 100 guests
at an open meeting in the Y bun
galow Thursday night, she also
Grange Hears Smith
Dr. Warren D. Smith was special
speaker at the Irving Grange last
night. He discussed the far east
ern situation as seen from the geol
Totals to 3258
Increase of Three
Per Cent for Year
Another record registration
dawned on the University horizon
yesterday afternoon when 109 new
enrollees swelled the fall total to
32.18, an increase of 3 per cent over
last year’s 3160.
Complete figures released last
night by the registrar’s office
showed individual departmental
breakdowns for the first two days
of registration ending at 5 p.m.
Saturday. Up to that time 1270
women and 1879 men had signed
for fall semester work.
Increases followed close on the
heels of recent congressional mea
sures for national guard duty and
universal conscription. The figures
represent a reassuring sign for the
state system of education, C. L.
Constance, assistant registrar, an
nounced last night.
Freshman enrollment showed a
decrease of 10 per cent from 1190
of last year to 1076. This was off
set by an increase in sophomore
registration from 1162 to 1345, a
rise of 16 per cent.
Largest department, business ad
ministration, signed 847 students.
Fines for late registration for
undergraduates are now mounting
at the rate of $1 per day, Mr.
Constance said. These will continue
to $5 and remain at that figure for
Final date for undergraduate
registration will be October 15.
Graduate students have until Mon
day, October 7, to register without
Nine Houses Hit
100% for Prizes
Utah and Hawaii
Added to Ticket
With the beginning of a new
week, three more houses, Alpha
Chi Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi, and
Sigma Alpha Mu reached 100 per
cent in the ASUO athletic card
This brings the total of houses
to nine and the ^ntire sales to date
approximately 2000. All houses
that reach 100 per cent by Friday
evening of this week will receive a
$10 money order for records, Joe
Gurley, drive chairman, said.
As an added feature, two more
basketball games have been adde.*
to the ticket, one with Utah tSate
January 2, and the other with the
University of Hawaii sometime in
December, the date to be set later.
Get New Teachers
Harry Clare Pentland, graduate
at Brandon of the University of
Manitoba, has been added to the
faculty staff of the economics de
partment. He is teaching two sec
tions of Principles of Economics.
Richard Thomas, graduate of
Linfield college, has been added to
the faculty staff of the sociology
department as a graduate assist
William Roecker from the Uni
versity of California at Berkeley is
a new graduate assistant in the
Pome No. 34
Each year administration heads
In changing the curricula
Rearrange the list of books
In manner quite spectacula.
For students’ sakee the books
The same so they can tell
What to study, and besides
I've got some books I want to sell.