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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 15, 1941)
COMPLETE WINTER TERM SOCIAL PROGRAM LISTED
tiates for all house dancps and campus activities for winter term
WPre made public today by thp dpan of women's office immediately
after the social calendar was closed for additional scheduling yester
day. The calendar includes the following e%rents:
January 17, Friday—Senior ball and basketball game, CSC Corval
January 24, Friday— Orides-Yeoman radio dance, Theta Chi house
dance, and Sigma Kappa radio dance.
January 20, Saturday— Alpha Chi Omega dance and geology field
January 27-February 1, Monday to Saturday—midterms.
January 31, Friday—Susan Campbell hall formal, Alpha Tau Omega
formal, and Highland house dance.
February 1, Saturday—Sophomore informal.
February 7-S. Friday and Saturday—Dads' weekend.
February S, Saturday—OSC plays basketball in Igloo, Alpha Xi
February ll. Tuesday—Gladys Swarthout concert.
February 13, Thursday—Heart Hop.
February 14, Friday Phi Sigma Kappa formal, basketball, Idaho
at Fugenp, Order of the O (all*campii9 dance), Orides-Yeoman formal,
Alpha Delta Pi darce. Kappa Kappa Gamma formal.
February 35, Saturday—Basketball, Idaho at Eugene, Kappa Alpha
Theta dance. Alpha Phi formal, Beaux Aits ball, Chi P:i formal, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Delta Gamma dance, Alpha ©micron Pi dance, 7,eta
Tan Alpha dance, and Alpha Gamma Delta dance.
February 21, Friday—Delta Delta formal, Phi Gamma Delta dance.
Delta Upsilon formal, All-dormitory formal, Kirkwood co-op winter
formal, University house formal, Gamma Phi Beta formal, Sigma
Alpha Mu dinner dance.
February 22, Saturday—Basketball, CSC at Corvallis, Military ball,
Delta Tau Delta dinner dance.
February 27, Thursday—Basketball, CSC at Fugene.
February 2S, Friday—closed.
March 1, Saturday—Sigma Phi Fpsilon formal, Miami Triad dance,
(Sigma Chi. Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi) Kappa Sigma dance,
Campbell Co-op dance. Phi Kappa Pri dance, Pi Kappa Alpha dance.
March 7, Friday—classes end.
March 7, 8, ft, Friday, Saturday. Sunday—Closed weekend.
March 10-11, Monday to Friday Final examinations.
'New* Frosh Class to Organize Tonight
Rules for Dads5 Day
COEDS ONLY ...
At 4 Thursday
Phi Thetas Feature
Men on Program
For Freshman Girls
For their first assembly of the
winter term Phi Theta Upsilon,
junior women’s honorary, has chos
en an idea that is completely dif
ferent, according to E 1 i z b e t h
Steed, president. The assembly,
one of a series given for the fresh
man girls, is scheduled for Thurs
day from 4 to 5 in Gerlinger.
Leaders to Speak
The program, designed to help
the freshmen meet campus lead
ers, will feature the outstanding
men on the campus.
“Of course the main guest will
be Dr. Donald M. Erb,” said Eliza
beth Steed, “and we hope all the
girls will come and meet our
guests of honor.”
Those guests of honor are: Bob
Keene, senior class president; Lou
Torgeson, junior class president;
Bud Vandeneynde, sophomore class
president; Jim Burness, freshman
class president; Tiger Payne, John
Cavanagh, Lyle Nelson, and Har
rison Bergtholdt, ASUO leaders;
Bud Wimberly, president of Skull
.and Dagger; Lloyd Sullivan, cap
' tain cf Scabbard and Blade; Jim
Rathbun, president of the Order
of O; Bob Toon, president of Ask
lepiads; Wilbur Bishop, Dick Wil
liams, Oregana editor and business
nmaager; Stan Staiger, chairman
of Dads’ Weekend; Roy Vern
strom, editor of Old Oregon;
George Luoma, assistant educa
tional activities manager; Joe Gur
ley, chairman of the ASUO card
Following the talks of the men
will be a musical program by the
Delt quartet and Les Ready. Phi
Thetas in charge of the assembly
are Betty Plankington, refresh
ments, and Helen Angell and Mary
Kay Riordan, publicity.
^ Drive Under Way
The YWCA membership drive
for winter term began last night,
under the chairmanship of Karo
lyn Kortge, and will last for a
According to YW president,
Jean Crites, the membership cards
will sell for $1.00, and will include
participation in very extensive
programs for • both winter and
Representatives will take charge
of the card sales in their own or
Sour Grapes No. 5
This one thing I’d like to say.
You cannot change a G. P. A.
G. P. A.’s accumulation
S’run by our Administration,
And so the girls in the co-op
Always end up right on top.
The cynic in me surely shines
/as I write these closing lines.
Bet they’d sure be in a fix
Were it run by politics.
J. W. S.
By RAY SCHRICK
Style, originality, conciseness,
and interest in asking dad to the
Oregon campus February 7, 8, and
9 will set the basis for awarding
prizes in the Dads' weekend letter
writing contest, Buck Buchwach,
chairman of the promotion com
mittee, announced last night.
Complete rules outlined at a
committee meeting yesterday set
a limit of 250 words on all entries
and declared that January 24 will
be closing date for the contest.
Judges will be R. D. Horn, associ
ate professor of English, Robert
beeper, associate professor of psy
chology, and George Turnbull, pro
lessor of journalism.
Contest winners, one boy and
one girl student, will receive Ore
ganas autographed by President
Donald M. Erb. Buchwach stated
that copies of the prize-winning
letter will be distributed on the
campus January 28 by the public
Some Entries In
Entries have already begun to
tiickle in, and all students writing
letters may turn them in to Stan
Staiger, general weekend chair
man, the ASUO office in Mc
Arthur court, or to Buchwach.
“We want all students whether
they officially enter the contest or
not, to write home to their dads,”
Buchwach declared. “Contest en
tries are encouraged, but we hope
that each student will make it a
point to see that his dad comes to
Oregon for this year's weekend.”
A tentative program for the
three-day celebration has been
outlined and will start with regis
tration 1:30 to 5 p. m., February
7. Six o’clock Friday night there
will be an executive committee
dinner in the Regent’s room of
John Straub Memorial hall.
Registration continues Saturday
morning and afternoon from 8 a.
m. to 3 p. m. At 10 a. m. the an
nual business meeting of Oregon
dads in the guild theater in John
son hall is scheduled. At 11:30
Oregon’s new dads’ dates will of
At noon campus organizations
will serve luncheon for the dads.
Afternoon programs will continue
with open h( use from 1 to 4, a
meeting of the newly-elected ex
ecutive committee with the out
going committee in Dr. Erb’s of
fice at 4, a banquet at 5:30, pre
sentation of Shakespeare's “Tam
ing of the Shrew” in Gerlinger hall
at 7:30. and the. basketball game
with Oregon State at 8.
Master Dance tryouts tonight at
8 o'clock. All members be pres
ent at 7:30.
Order of the “O” will meet to
day at noon at the Beta house.
Pictures for the Oregana will be
11 iken, so wear sweaters.
The Frosh commission of the
YMCA will not meet today as
The executive council of the
YMCA will meet tonight at 9 in
the “Y” hut.
Rally to Revive
Civil War Spirit
In Gerlinger Hall
First Winter Term
Timed to promote pep for the
Friday night “civil war" basket
ball game at Oregon State, the
first ASUO assembly of the term
will flare in Gerlinger at 11 a.
“Tail Firs” *
Coach Howard “Hobby” Hobson
and the players will appear in
front of the decorated stage back
drop which will portray various
of the “Tall Firs” in action. Bette
Christensen, Oregon only girl yell
leader, is recovered from the flu
and will be on hand.
Wallace Heider and his 11-piece
all-campus band will play “Five
o'clock Whistle,” “Woodchoppers1
Ball." and “There I Go." Ed Bur
tenshaw will present a skit with
the game as its theme.
Lulu and ATOs
Songs by the Hawaiian club and
a dance by Lulu Pali will mix with
the Alpha Tau Omega quartet,
numbers by the University band,
and an address by Joe Gurley on
the Senior Ball.
Fanning the coals to arouse
spirit for the game, freshmen will
be rendered class-conscious again
as the first-year boys sport root
ers’ lids and the girls green rib
Three fraternities and three sor
orities have been chosen to sere
nade the assembly. Selected were
Gamma Phi Beta, Pi Beta Phi, and
Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities
and Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, and Theta Chi fratern
YW Bible Lectures
Begin Today at 4
The first of the series of six
Bible lectures under the direction
of Dr. J. R. Branton will be held
this afternoon in the YWCA Bun
galow at 4 o’clock. Dr. Branton
will discuss “How. We Got the
Next w'eek’s Bible period, Wed
nesday, January 22, at the YW
w'ill be taken up with a panel dis
cussion by the students on the
previous lecture, it was announced
yesterday by Billie Wade, chair
man of the group. This will be an
entirely new project of the Bible
On Wednesday, January 29,
Edith Sage Armstrong, accredited
teacher of Bible Literature, His
tory, and Ethnology, wrill lecture
at Gerlinger Hall on “Modern
Flights into Biblical Back
grounds.” Mrs. Armstrong has lec
tured for twenty-five years
throughout the country on Bible
I subjects. Her lecture will be open
■ tjJ town people as well as students
and faculty members on the
SIX FINALISTS HELP THE SEVENTH IN HER TURN TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED
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This group of seven beautiful coeds is as far as the committee to select a University of Oregon “Valentine Girl,” could go. Deadlocked
at 2 o’clock yesterday morning, after two days of considering, the judges decided to send photos of all seven to the editors of Life and let
them settle the controversy. While Eleanor Sederstrom holds the panchromatic, make-up, Carolyn Chapman prepares Jean Morrison for
the camera. The other four girls are (from left): Dorothy Havens, Edie Bush, Emma Verdurmen, and .lean Hoover.
Convoy Will Escorl
To New York Port
To Ne wYork Port
The crippled American freighter
West Kebar, bearing the sister oi
Dean Theodore Kratts of the mu
sic school, Mrs. Paul Gebauer and
her husband, is reported by wire
dispatch yesterday to be within
240 miles of New York.
It was believed at first that the
ship would have to be abandoned
in the North Atlantic gale and tour
ships rushed to her aid. Capt
Benjamin Bogdan of the stricken
vessel reported the ship leaking
badly but able to proceed under
her own power. A convoy of four
coast guard boats have gone to her
assistance, however, and will es
cort her to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Gebauer were re
turning from Kakaland, Camer
oons, Africa, where they have beer
stationed as representatives of the
German Baptist misisonary boarc
of North America since 1935.
Mrs. Gebauer is a native of Port
land and a graduate from the Lin
coln high school and the Art In
stitute of Chicago. Her husbanc
was born in Germany, but receiv
ed his education at the Southerr
Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. J. R. Jewell, dean of the ed
ucation department, will speak t(
the midwinter convention of Lan<
county parent teacher associa
* tions, at their annual conferenc<
English Words Too Hard
By JEAN SFEAKOVV
Behind the scenes at the Igloo
last night, in a dizzying atmos
phere of Russian double talk which
soudnded like something cooked
up in a samovar, Wassily Flustikoff
smiled as he tried valiantly to
twist his tongue around our Eng
The courteous, dark-haired Mr.
Flustikoff, business manager of
the Cossacks, shook his head when
asked how much vocal training
the Cossacks had received. None,
was his answer ... or as near as
this typewriter can come without
, deveolping a Russian accent.
Started in 1920
At the close of the war in 1920
the Cossacks, accompanied by
their priest, left the prison camp
and went to Bulgaria where they
sang every Sunday in the church.
In 1923 they left Bulgaria and
began to tour, their first appear
ance being in Vienna.
When asked how the Don Cos
sacks manage to keep their fig
ures, Mr. Flustikoff really chortl
ed. “Do we?” he asked. “That is
the first time anyone has ever
honored us by asking us that ques
i tion.” He went on, good-natured
ly, to explain that those of the
Cossacks who are inclined toward
a waistlinne "do exercises in the
morning.” Hmmm . . .reminds us
of a sorority house.
Every summer for six weeks the
i Cossacks go into intensive train
! ing. Eight hours a day they prac
: tice—four in the morning and four
: in the afternoon. It is then that
they learn new songs and prepare
for their tours.
The dancers, whose gyrations de
lighted everyone, Mr. Flustikoff
shrugged at. “In Russiaeveryone
U3ed to do it,” he said. “The boys
and girls would get out in the
streets after church on Sundays
and dance and dance ... I don’t
know what they do now ...”
As to food favorites, Mr. Flus
tikoff had none. He thought a
moment, shook his head seriously,
and then said slowly, “I am very
easy to please . . . my wife, she is
Of Sigma Chis,
Buried in State
Sigma Chi gave a one gun
salute at 3:45 Monday afternoon
to pay respects to their dead
brown terrier mascot, Jasper.
Injured by a hit and run driv
er at 13th and Alder in the
morning, the dog has been seen
at many social functions, around
t> e Side, in classes and at the
libe, was taken to the frater
nity house in great pain. Tfie fel
lows held a consultation at lunch
and decided that they should put
him out of his misery.
They held a funeral service in
I their back yard and solemnly
placed a wood cross at the head
j of a small grave.
Ball to Stress
To Decorate Igloo
For Senior Dance
Strictly formal decorations wil
be carried out at the Senior Bal
to be held January 17, according tc
Stan Staiger, decoration chairmai
and Joe Reig, his assistant.
The Igloo will have a blue anc
gold color scheme with silvei
trimmings. There will be a blu<
canopy at the west end of Me
Arthur court for spectators, anc
several large flood-lights aroun(
“We’re trying to eentralizi
| around the band-stand, because o
the students interest in Bob Cros
by," said Staiger.
The Allied Arts Studios of Port
land are in charge of the decora
One o’clock permission will b<
given for the dance which will Iasi
j from 8:30 to 12:30.
Tickets for the Senior Ball arc
on sale in campus living organiza
tiens and at the educational activi
ties office in McArthur court. Stu
dents with senior class cards wil
be charged $1.50, other student!
buying their tickets before thi
dance will pay 51.75, and admis
sion prices at the gate will b<
The senior class is spending
more money on this ball than or
any held in the past.
At Villard Hall
Freshmen to Hear
By STEVE WORTH
"With equality as its platform,
the new freshman class will meet
tonight in an attempt to establish
a new democratic order among
freshmen,” Chuck Woodruff,
"Rebel” leader, declared last night
in outlining plans for this even
ing's organization assembly.
Like a snowball rolling downhill,
the freshmen will start at the
mens' dorm at 7:15, pick up the
University house delegation a few
minutes later, add coeds of Hen
dricks and Susan Campbell halls
on a swing through the campus
to the steps of Johnson hall, where
this nucleus will meet Canard
clubbers, Kirkwood co-op, Camp
bell co-op, Highland and Hilyard
Houses and Orides and Yeomen at
| Headed by a brass band, this
contingent, will storm into Villard
hall, where the foundations for
the proposed new freshman class
. will be laid.
Four student leaders will speak
on the class card question and a
revised “model" constitution will
i be read and presented for adop
tion. This new document, prepared
by Uly Dorais, chairman of the
constitution committee, is a revis
ion of the constitution drawn up
last, year by Phil Lowry and Roy
Vernstrom will discuss the
benefits to be derived from this
new organization, as will John
Cavanagh, first vice-president of
the ASUO. Dick Williams, busi
ness manager of the Oregana, is
scheduled to speak on the “preser
vation and promotion of class
activities.” Lyle Nelson, will clari
fy the Emeralds’ editorial policy.
In announcing the meeting,
Woodruff said that the group of
fers membership to any person
recognized as a freshman by the
University. No feets will be
charged for membership or for
voting privileges, he said. The
same will apply to admittance to
Working with Woodruff on
plans for the new class are: Ann
Reynolds, Jim Thayer, Elaine
Quinn, Ted Hallock, and Nancy
Lars E. Bladine Dies
From Heart Attack
Lars E. Bladine, publisher of the
McMinnville Telephone - Register
and former president of the Ore
gon Press conference, died of a
heart attack Monday night. He
was 66 years old.
Mr. Bladine was elected head of
: the Oregon Press conference in
1936 and was well-known among
the students and faculty members
: of the school of journalism. He had
attended this year’s session of the
Press conference which closed last
Saturday. His son, Phillip Bladine,
: graduated from the Oregon school
i of journalism last year.
Mr. Bladine came to Oregon in
1933, from Iowa, where he had
• published several newspapers. He
has been president of the Oregon
; editorial association and was a
prominent worker in the Repub