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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE. FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1941
First Day Enrollment Totals Show 15% Decrease
WAA Formal to Ha ve
Win ter Wonderland
Eddie Gipson Will Play at Gerlinger Dance
January 11; Tickets to Go on Sale in Men's
Houses; Marge Dibble to Head Committee
By ADELE SAY
With a winter wonderland “Snowball" theme, the WAA formal will
swing- to Eddie Gipson’s 11-piece band January 11, according to Bette
Morfitt, social chairman.
Marge Dibble is in charge of the dance, and tickets will be on sale
at men’s living organizations at $1 a couple.
This will be the second dance that the WAA has sponsored and ac
cording to Miss Morfitt they plan
to make it an annual affair, using
the winter wonderland theme per
The WAA formal will make the
third “tux” dance to be given win
ter term including the Military
Ball and Senior Ball.
“It proved successful and profit
able last year,” said Miss Morfitt,
“and we’re hoping it will go over
again this year."
19 UO Students
Nineteen University students are
included in the 1940-41 edition of
“Who’s Who in American Colleges
and Universities,” according to re
ports from President Donald M.
Those listed in the book are:
Harrison Bergtholdt, secretary
treasurer of the ASUO; Marjorie
McClain, second vice-president of
the ASUO; Dick Williams, business
manager of the Oregana; Lloyd
Sullivan, president of Scabbard and
Blade, military honorary; Janet
Goresky, president of Panhellenic,
intersorority council; Joanne
Riesch, WAA president; Betty
Buchanan, AWS president.
Helen Angell, associate editor ot
the Emerald; Lyle Nelson, Emerald
editor; Tiger Payne, ASUO presi
dent; Wilbur Bishop, Oregana edi
tor; Grace Irvin, Gerlinger cup
winner; Jean Crites, YWCA presi
dent; Aida Brun, member of vari
ous honoraries and president of
Hilyard house; Wayne Kelty,
YMCA president; George Luoma,
former business manager of the
Emerald, and now assistant educa
tional activities manager; John
Cavanagh, first vice-president of
the ASUO; Kenneth Erickson and
Erling Jacobsen, prominent stu
For Winter Term
A two-hour course in trigonom
etry is being offered in addition to
the regular four-hour plane trig
onometry for winter term, Dr.
Students interested in aviation,
meteorology, and similar subjects,
may, upon securing consent of Dr.
Moursund, enroll for this course
in computation of trigonometry.
Consent must be obtained before
registration, Dr. Moursund said.
The class will meet at 10 Mon
day, Wednesday, and Friday in
206 Deady. The course will empha
sizes logarithms and the solution
of right and oblique triangles. Stu
dents interested in this course may
see Dr. Moursund in room 203
Because of Illness
Mr. C. F. Hart, graduate assist
ant of the French department, has
resigned because of illness accord
ing to Professor R. P. Bowen, head
of the' Romance languages depart
Mr. Robert Baker Knox and Miss
Erma Taylor will take his place as
graduate assistants in the French
January 17 Set
As Date to Raise
Book's Cost Upped
The final deadline for students
who wish to purchase a 1940-41
Oregana at the present price of $5
is January 17, Dick Williams, busi
ness manager, announced yester
day. “After the 17th the price will
jump to $5.50 and I can’t promise
anyone a book after that time,”
“There is definitely a restricted
sale after the price goes up,” the
business manager emphasized,”
and all those who want to buy this
year's Oregana should see me im
mediately to insure a copy being
held for them.”
In reference to the registration
day sale of the yearbook, Williams
reported that they were “very sat
isfactory.” Approximately 1900
students have ordered an Oregana,
to date. The actual figures on the
sales will be ready for publica
tion in a few days.
As to the general make-up of
this year’s Oregana, Williams said
the book has been adapted to a
semi-magazine style, and promises
to be different than past editions
in many respects. The cover will
be a four color natural photograph
of the art museum, and there will
be four full page colored pictures
included in the book.
Nine Coeds Granted
Nine University of Oregon coeds,
chosen on the basis of scholarship
and character, received scholar
ships last week to cover their win
ter term’s tuition.
Panhellenic, intersorority coun
cil, presented six scholarships of
$34 each to Clare Elizabeth Mor
gan, Jeanette Luvaas, Nellie An
derson, Amelia Budiselic, Janice
Jones, and Lois Nordling.
The Mrs. Rufus Holman mem
orial fund, founded by the mothers
club of Gamma Phi Beta sorority,
furnished scholarships of $30 each
to Jeanette Gordon, Dorothy Relz
laff, and Eva Erlandson.
The girls were notified of their
selection by special delivery letters
sent to their homes during the
Two Girls Pledge
Two University students pledged
sororities the end of fall term.
They are Mary Mercer of Picabc,
Idaho who pledged Sigma Kappa,
and Rohda Harkson of Portland
who pledged Pi Beta Phi.
The Emerald editorial board will
begin work for the term today at
4 p.m. with a short meeting sched
uled. Several matters of policy and
student affairs will be discussed.
Officers of Sigma Delta Chi will
meet tonight at 10 at the College
Side to discuss several items of
the chapter’s business.
HOME COURT GOOD
Hobby Hobson, Webfoot mentor, watched Oregon’s Tall Fir basket
ball squad gallop to an overwhelming 51 to 15 victory over Utah univer
sity here last night. The game was the first home contest for the Web
foots since returning from tbeir “500-mile eastern barnstorming tour.
Ele ven Record 4. GPA
As On e Hun dredSixty
Make Fall Honor Roll
One hundred sixty University students showed “honor roll” grades
at the end of fall term, according to reports from the office of C. L.
Constance, assistant registrar. Eleven of these received perfect “four
Eugene led all cities with 47 local students on the honor roll. Port
land followed closely with 44. To be named on the honor roll a student
must complete 12 hours of University work in one term with a GPA of
3.5 or over.
Students receiving a GPA of 4,
or straight “A’s” were: Richard
Lawson. Charles Lundquist, Ben
son Mates, Leone LaDuke, Nicho
las Riasanovsky, Marcia Wright,
Perry John Powers, Robert Lovell,
Walter Krause, Lauretta Crocker,
and Robert B. Chilcote.
Others on the honor roll with 3.5
and over are: Chiye Arai, Myra
Jean Arnold, Arthur W. Berg,
Adele Miriam Canada, Marjorie
Eileen Clear, Charles F. Delzell,
Kenneth A. Erickson, Dorothy
Jane Cullette, Reed E. Gurney,
Elizabeth Ann Hecht, Jack J. Ja
cobson, Drusilla Johnson, Norma
Theodora Johnson, Betty Mary
Keller, J. Alan King, Joe Leben
son, Paul F. Lee, Ida Judith Les
ser, Clinton S. McGill, James H.
McManamin, Orville H. Marcellus,
Janet Perry Metzelaar, Warren;
Moe, Edna Lee Montgomery, Clare!
Elizabeth Morgan, Margaret Irene
Murphy, Clinton E. Paine, Jean
Florence Phillips, Betty Jane
Poindexter, Dorothy Lucille Retz
laff, Adele May Riggs, Rosemarie
Riley, Raymond J. Schrick, Jerome
B. Shank, Jack H. Shimshak, Bet
ty Jean Sibley, Margaret Ellen
Stark, Kathryn C. Thompson,
Stanley E. Weber, Margaret Yost,
and Oglesby Young.
Paul F. Anderson, James W.
P,riggs, Randall S. Caswell, Jack
W. Cole, Don H. Coulter, Margaret
Ann DeCou, Mary Elizabeth
Earl, Elizabeth Edmunds,
Eunice J. Edwards, Nathan
P. Edwards, Norman R. Evon
uk, Robert S. French, Katherine
Olday Gibson, Russell E. Harwood,
Louise Hering, Earl A. Holmer,
Gerald A. Huestis, Joseph H. Jack
son, Jack R. Leighton, Helen Ma
rie Luvaas, Bill Maltman, Daniel
M. Martin, Peter Matulaitis, Mari
Grace Medill, Matha Kenney
Moore, Edith Oglesby, Edith Ann
Onthank, Gerald L. Osborne, Hel
ene Parsons, Bettie Jane Quigley,
Doris Helen Rayburn, Constance
Riddell, Marjorie Kennard Sawyer,
Omar C. Schmidt, T. Monroe Shel
ley, Clair L. Shirey, Milton M.
Small, Warren E. Smith, Mary
Kathryn Staton, Eathel Lillian
Sutton, John W. Tallman, Donald
W. Treadgold, Frederick O. Waller,
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Art Holman to Lead
DO Band in Concert
The 50-piece University of Ore
gon band, which during fall term
was one of the chief attractions on
the sidelines at football games, will
take to the concert stage spotlight
Sunday afternoon, January 12,
to present Eugene audiences with
a free concert to be given in the
music auditorium on the campus, it
is announced by John H. Stehn,
Serving as guest conductor for
performance of one selection will
be Art Holman who was graduated
from the University of Oregon
music school last June and who is
well known as an orchestra leader
in his own right. Holman will di
rect the rhythmic “Tropical,”
which was written by the con
temporary composer and writer of
“Pavanne," Morton Gould.
Program for the concert will in
clude selections from classic com
posers as well as from the moderns.
Composers whose works will be
played include Bach, Beethoven,
Tschaikowsky, Schumann, De
bussy, Westerhout, Morton Gould,
and Borodin. The complete pro
gram will be announced later, Mr.
Ahead of Deadlines,
Editor Bishop Says
The Oregana has already met 3
deadlines ahead of schedule, ac
cording to Wilbur Bishop, editor.
He reports that they are starting
to run the second color on the ac
tivities section and the second color
for the school and senior section
will be ready in about a week.
“The 16-page section in duo
graph^ an innovation in Oregana
publications, will be- completed by
the 15th of January,” Bishop
The editor also announced that
a few staff changes will be made
in the next week, including promo
tions, additions and shifts.
Set January 8
As Hop Date
Meeting of House
From now on it will bo "Give me
that change in nickels” for the
campus smoothies who are pre
paring to look over the sweet
frosh at the Nickel Hop to be held
January 8, in all women's living
Marge Curtis and Adele Canada
are in charge of the dance and
next week they will call a meeting
of all the girls in charge of rec
ords in different living organiza
The profit from the dance will
go into the loan fund from which
several scholarships of $30 each
will be given to deserving students.
The organization which brings in
the most nickels will receive an
The boys are supposed to come
in groups and stay until the lights
blink at which time, they either
leave or clink another nickel down
for more dances.
According to the chairman, this
is one dance where charm will pay
Roto Page Features
The University school of journal
ism is to be featured in a full page
display in the roto section of the
Oregon Journal Sunday, January
The article, which will appear
on page 5 of the section, shows
Oregon journalism students at
work in class and on the Emerald.
Students are pictured working on
copy desks, setting type, making
advertising layouts, and studying
Ralph Vincent, staff photogra
pher, made the pictures last
month. He addressed University
journalism students on news pho
With News Agency
Glenn Hasselrooth, graduate of
the University school of journal
ism, has been appointed assistant
in the University news bureau,
according to George Godfrey, head
of the bureau.
Hasselrooth is also employed
with the Eugene Register-Guard.
While at the University he worked
on the Emerald, and won the
Harshall-Case-Haycox short story
contest in 1940.
He is a member of Sigma Delta
Chi, professional journalistic hon
orary, and is retiring president of
Tabard Inn, campus chapter of
Sigma Upsilon, national literary
Flu Victims Given Break
Because of the severity of the influenza epidemic during fall term
final exam week, the faculty schedule committee has arranged for
special make-up periods. •
Special places have been allowed for conflicts and unscheduled
courses. Examinations for courses meeting on one or two days a
week also will bo scheduled during that time.
Make-up periods will be:
4-6 W. Jan. 8—Courses meeting at 8 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
4-6 Th, Jan. 9—Courses meeting at 1 on 3, 4, or ,r> days per week.
4-6 F, Jan. 10—Courses meeting at 11 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
8-10 S, Jan. 11—Written English, all sections.
10-12 S, Jan. 11—Physical Education, all sections.
1-3 S, Jan. 11—Conflicts and unscheduled courses.
3- 5 S, Jan. 11 Conflicts and unscheduled courses.
4- 6 M, Jan. 13—Courses meeting at 9 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
4-6 Tu, Jan. 14—Courses meeting at 3 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
4-6 W, Jan. 15—Conflicts and unscheduled courses.
4-6 Th, Jan. 16—Courses meeting at 2 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
4-6 F, Jan. 17 Courses meeting at 10 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
8-10 S, Jan. 18—Courses meeting at 4 on 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
10-12 S, Jan. 18 Conflicts and unscheduled courses.
Hollis N. Johnston, Portland ar
chitect, was elected president of
the University of Oregon alumni
association for 1941 in a nation
wide mailing of votes last week.
A member of the 1921 Oregon
class, Johnston served as vice
president of the alumni group dur
ing the past year.
Forrest E. Cooper, Lakeview at
torney, was announced vice-presi
dent for 1941, following Tues
day’s tabulation of mail ballots
20-30 Club Head
Former president of the na
tional 20-30 clubs in 1933, Coop
er was Lake county alumni
director during 1940. He grad
uated from the University in 1927
and one year later received his
doctor of jurisprudence degree,
also at the University of Oregon.
According to Elmer Fansett,
secretary-manager of the associa
tion, the Eugene election board
was composed of Dr. Edward E.
Gray, Eugene, chairman; Major
Delbert Stanard, Camp Murray,
Washington, and Albert Chamber
Major Stanard, the outgoing
president, was forced to retire as
active head of the group when he
was called to national guard duty
The closest contenders for the
presidential and vice-presidential
offices were Raymond O. Williams,
and Chester E. Knowlton, respec
tively. Williams is a La Grande
school clerk and Knowlton, a Til
lamook freight line manager, p.oth
are county alumni directors.
I wish I could find a more logical
Of rationalizing a low GPA.
By MARY ANN CAMPBELL,
Plans and possible functions for
a student union building, with the
first unit to cost approximately
$200,000 have been designed by a
firm of Portland architects as a
sample of what the University
hopes to have some day as a cen
ter for all the campus activities
that now have no definite place to
The plans allow for expansion as
other uses for the building be
come essential, up to around $864,
An auditorium with a seating
capacity of 1,400, a large ballroom,
lounges, a little theater with 300
seats, and art rooms, dining halls
and the co-op store are planned for
inclusion in the building.
The ballroom would cover an
area of 9,600 square feet and be
large enough to hold 1,200 dancers.
A cafeteria with 500 seats and an
area of 8,000 square feet, a li
brary that can hold 10,000 vol
umes in its estimated 2,700 square
feet, a card room that will accom
modate 80 players, and a lobby of
4,000 square feet are also included
in the plans.
A swimming pool, size 5,000
square feet, is part of the designs
for the completed! building. Stu
dent offices, resident rooms for
faculty, graduates and guests, a
postoffice, a rifle range, a billiard
room and bowling alleys, and a
kitchen are also shown in the blue
Dads' Day Petitions
Applications for chairman of
the Dad’s day committee must
be turned in to a member of
the executive committee by to
night at G.
Largest class of flying cadets
ever to complete their basic flight
training at Randolph Field, Texas,
graduated from the “West Point
of the Air” during Christmas
week. Two hundred eighty future
pilots of the expanding air corps,
including six former students of
the University of Oregon are be
ing transferred to the Advanced
Flying School at Kelly field for a
final ten weeks instruction before
receiving their wings and commis
sions as second lieutenants.
Gordon S. Benson, Klamath
Falls, Oregon, ’40; Robert R. Ran
kin, Eugene, Oregon, ’40; Robert
D. Curtis, Eugene, Oregon, ’40;
Harold V. Larson, Portland, Ore
gon, ’40; William L. Reynolds, Po
mona, Calif., ’40; Harry A. Stir
wait, Glendale, Calif., are among
the 12,000 new air corps officers
to be added to the newest branch
of national defense during the com
Classes start training every five
weeks under accelerated training
schedule that transforms young
college men between 20 and 27
into full-fledged military aviators
in thirty-five weeks. Sixty-five
hours flying time in ten weeks on
primary training planes prepare
them for the second phase of, train
ing either at Randolph field or one
of two other basic flight schools.
Dr. Smith Delivers
Paper on Defense
Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
the geology and geography depart
ments, attended a Northwest Sci
ence meeting in Spokane, Washing
ton, during the Christmas holidays.
While there he delivered a paper on
geology and geography in relation
to national defense and took part
in a symposium on the topic,
“Physiographic Features of the
On December 29, Dr. Smith was
in Cheney, Washington, conferring
with Dr. Otis Freeman, professor
of geography at the Eastern Wash
ington College of Education. To
gether they edited the final chap
ters of their book on the Pacific
Northwest which will be published
by Wiley and Son in the early
Picture Deadline Set
Next Wednesday, January 8, is
positively the last day that pic
tures for the Oregana will be
taken by Kennell-Ellis studio,
Dick Williams, business man
ager, announced yesterday. Sen
iors, graduates, organizations,
and all classes must meet the
Wednesday deadline or be
Scene of Sign-up
Shifted to Johnson
For Final Stages
By BOB FRAZIER
Late afternoon registration fig
ures indicated that 2,439 students
had registered at the University
on the first day of school yester
day afternoon. Classes begin this
On the first day of registration
last winter term 2,845 had signed
up. Fall term’s first day total was
Reason for Lark
Registration workers explained
that the difference in the number
of students registering this year
and those of a year ago might be
accounted for, in part, by the fact
that many out of state students
would have had to leave home be
fore New Year's in order to reg
Graduate students should report
to the registrar’s office in Johnson
hall for their registration material.
Students wishing to register to
day may do so in Johnson hall, it
was announced. However, a late
registration fee of $1 will be
charged. Another dollar will be
addeil to the late fee each day
until a maximum of $5 is reached.
O. L. Rhinesmith, in charge of
automobile registration, said that
only 152 cars had been registered
by 4 yesterday afternoon. Six
hundred seventy-six were regis
tered fall term.
January 18 will be the last day
on which students may register or
Begins January 6
Winter term rushing by sorority
houses will begin January 6 to
January 11, according to an an
nouncement from Panhellenic, All
girls wishing to go out for rushing
are asked to register in the dean
’of women’s'office. Those who have
never gone out for rushing before
must pay a $3 rushing fee.
Sorority houses must have bids
in at the Panhellenic office at S
every morning. Rushees are to call
for the bids between 8:30 and 9:30,
and the houses are to pick up the
acceptances at 10 o’clock. In the
afternoon the houses must have
their bids in by 2 o’clock; rushees
are to call for the bids between
2:30 and 3:30; and sorority houses
will collect the acceptances at 4
Girls are expected to wear skirts
and sweaters to all luncheon dates
and short silks to dinner dates.
Wednesday evening there will be
no dinner or rushing dates. Friday
evening is preference dinner and
rushees are expected to wear long
dinner dresses. Saturday evening is
pledge night and girls will wear
All campus living organizations
are asked to schedule winter term
social affairs at the dean of wo
men’s office as early as possible.
Big dances and all-campus social
activities already scheduled are as
follows: Saturday, January 11,
WAA formal; Friday, January 17,
Senior ball; Saturday, January 25,
Military ball; January 27-February
1, midterms; and February 7-8,
Seniors May Petition
Seniors needing six hours or less
to qualify for the bachelor’s de
gree may petition to have any ex
cess hours applied toward the mas
ter’s degree, according to the
Deadline for the petition is noon,
Saturday, January 18. Information
may be obtained at the graduate