Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 22, 1941, Image 1

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Man's Best
His Mother
Donut Hoop
Play Gathers
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Union Group
To Designate
; Frosh Friday
Committee to Plan
Student Building's
Money Campaign
A box has been placed in the
Co-op store for applications for
positions on the new freshman
student union committee, and the
first requests for committee posi
tions have already been received.
The committee will be appoint
ed Friday afternoon by the main
student union committee to fur
ther plans for a student union
building at the University. Princi
pal function of the committee will
be arousing widespread interest in
^ the campaign for building funds.
Funds by 1943
Possibilities that funds might
be available by 1943 were men
tioned Monday by John Cavanagh,
chairman of the main committee.
Cavanagh explained that the 1944
graduation date of the present
frosh class would make the new
group especially important.
Persons appointed to the com
mittee will hold office throughout
their four years of school, if they
maintain interest in the project.
Grades Count
Applications for committee jobs
must be written and dropped in
the box in the Co-op store. The
GPA of the applicant must be
stated along with other qualifica
tions for a position of this kind the
applicant might wish to mention.
Grades will be important, Cavan
agh emphasized, in urging all
freshmen to apply.
Efforts will be made to get as
► representative a group as possi
ble on the committee. Besides the
main committee there is already a
sophomore committee which was
appointed from last year’s fresh
man class.
UO Band Named
For Soph Dance
Harlcmd Featured;
Informal to Follow
'Joe College' Theme
Even the band for the Sopho
j more Informal will follow the “Joe
college” motif with Ray Dickson
and the Collegians signed to pro
vide the music for the February 1
dance, according to Pat Cloud and
Len Ballif, co-chairmen.
All-Campus Band
This all-campus band, composed
of freshmen, sophomores, and two
juniors, has shown rapid improve
ment since its conception by Ray
Dickson this year, Cloud said.
“The sophomores feel sure that
the campus will appreciate this
orchestra because of the many nov
elty numbers they have worked
up," the chairmen explained, “in
cluding unique arrangements of
their Lunce-ford-boogie woogie
style rhythm patterns.”
Trudy Featured
Trudy Harland, Guild Hall dra
matic actress now appearing- in
y “Taming of the Shrew,” is fea
tured vocalist who sings those
husky-voiced torch songs necessary
for the negro-imitated style of the
band. Added attractions are a
quintet, glee club, boogie woogie
sextet, La Conga and rhumba nov
“This Dickson is a personality
boy,” Len Ballif added, “who fronts
the band with plenty of pep and
wit. He's also a rhythm singer
which helps out his original nov
elties, ‘Jivin’ in the Red Revolu
tion,’ ‘Little Duck Boogie Woogie,’
‘Jungle Jive,’ and a beautiful theme
song—‘Blue Nocturne’ written in
collaboration with Bob McFayden
and A1 Kasmeyer, members of the
brass section.”
Dickson and alto sax man Zenith
Butler are both members of the
varsity track team, besides this
accomplishment, Butler has the
y strange distinction of being able
to blow a clarinet higher than any
collegian on the coast. He dem
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Famed Band Leader
Dates Oregon Coed
Activities Office
Will Sponsor
Three Movies
Program to Resume
Free-Show Policy
For Card Holders
A tentative schedule, released
from the educational activities of
fice yesterday, reveals that three
educational movie programs will
be shown to University students
during winter term. The first films
will be presented February 6 and
are titled, “Four Hundred Million”
and “Japan’s War in China.”
Policy Continued
Continuing in the policy started
last term, or presenting special
attractions, which will be free to
University students on their ac
tivities card, the educational ac
tivites board has arranged and is
sponsoring the films.
The other movies will appear
February 20 and March 6, accord
ing to present plans, but the sub
jects have not yet been selected.
The movie room of 207 Chap
man is being used as the theater,
this term, in place of Villard hall,
and there will be three afternoon
and two evening showings to make
it possible for everyone to attend.
Gleemen to Use
Five UO Soloists
Euqene Choristers
To Present Formal
Concert Tomorrow
Presenting their seventy-first
formal concert tomorrow night at
McArthur court, the Eugene Glee
men will feature five University
students as incidental soloists,
Gerry Gaylord, Gleemen publicity
manager revealed yesterday. Les
ter Ready, Fred Beardsley, Lawr
ence Selsi, Joe Clark Keever, and
Bob Carmichael will have individ
ual parts.
Evans to Direct
Directed by John Stark Evans,
professor of music and director of
the University symphony orches
tra, the Gleemen will be accom
panied by Cora Moore Frey and
will present Sigurd Nilssen, pro
fessor of voice, as guest soloist.
The Eugene Gleemen are now in
their sixteenth season and have
performed in Pacific coast cities
from San Francisco to Victoria,
University students will be ad
mitted free to the Gleemen con
cert this year under a special ar
rangement by the educational ac
tivities board. Activity cards
should be presented at the door,
Selections Ready
“We memorize our program of
course,” Gaylord commented, “and
try to give varied and professional
As an unusual concert feature,
the names of several numbers
which have been selected as en
cores by the audience, have been
Ready as encores are the fol
lowing pieces: “The Crooked Man”
(Laughing Song), “Lord, I Want
to Be” (Negro Spiritual), “I Heard
a Forest Praying,” “There’ll Al
ways Be an England,” “Ol’ Man
River,” and “The Oregon Trail.”
Y's Offer Program
For Lunch Bringers
Men students who eat carried
lunches, at noon are invited to eat
with the organized noon luncheon
group at the YMCA, Paul Sutley,
director, stated yesterday.
With Warren Philips as chair
man, the group has a social pro
gram including a ping pong tour
nament and regular noon program
“Well, there really wasn't much
to it; I met him Friday afternoon,
and he asked me to sing and then
I went to a party with him Friday
And that’s how Betty Wycoff,
freshman and singer with Art
Holman’s orchestra described her
acquaintance with Bob Crosby,
famous orchestra leader who
played at the Senior ball.
“You see, James O'Connell,
manager of the Rex and McDonald
theater, introduced me to him—
indirectly he found out that I sung
with Art Holman, and he asked
me if I wouldn’t like to sing that
night as a guest singer. I told him
I didn’t know whether I could do
it without a rehearsal, but he said
he thought I could.”
Sings Twice
And from then on it’s history;
everyone knows how Betty hit out
and got the applause at the Senior
ball—she sang “I Could Make You
Care,” (ah know ah could), and
“I'll Never Smile Again.”
And that isn’t all, the famous
Bob also asked Betty to come over
to Oregon State Saturday night
and sing with him again, and then
go dancing afterward.
Bob’s Smooth
“Bob can do the tango, rhumba,
and all the modern dances—he’s a
smooth dancer,” Betty said. “He
wants me to send some recordings
of my voice to Hollywood.” She
laugher, “Of course, I don't know
what'll happen to them. He’s also
asked Art Holman to send some
of his arrangements down—Bob
heard some of them and liked
“Bob’s men and some of Art’s
stayed up all night Friday night
having a jam session, and I guess
it was a pretty good one.”
“You know,” Betty confided,
"I’m not sure even if I were of
fered something in California if
I’d want to leave school.”
Fund Campaign
Starts Mondag
Tag Day to Assist
Chinese Students
In Warring Orient
The opening gun on the World
student fund drive to secure do
nations from Oregon students to
aid war-impoverished young peo
ple in the Orient will be fired next
Monday, according to Janet Mor
ris and Bob Lovell, co-chairmen.
With the Chinese New Year
named as the opening date for the
campaign, the committee is plan
ning a series of stunts throughout
the week to arouse Webfoots in
terested in less fortunate college
boys and girls in war-torn China.
The World Student Service com
mittee’s program includes an as
sembly Tuesday and a climax of
“tag day” on Wednesday. The tags
will be sold for 10 cents in each
living organization through Kwa
ma, sophomore women's service
“Giving up two cokes shouldn t
be hard,” Miss Morris stated,
“when one considers how much it
means to the Chinese men and wo
men of college age. Only 45,000
Chinese students remain to bear
the responsibility of future lead
ership of 400,000,000 people.
“Out of this meager number
15,000 are dependent on relief for
their education, relief furnished
partly by Oregon nickels and
dimes,” she said.
22 Complete Tests
For Private Pilot's
License Under CAA
With the addition of two stu
dents this week, 22 civilian pilot
training students have now taken
their final flight tests and have
completed the necessary number of
solo hours for a private pilot’s li
cense, according to the local CAA
Nancy Lewis and Leonard Bal
lif, both students of Steve Hatha
way, soloed this week.
—Photo by Jimmie Leonard
Oregon’s “yell duet,” Bette Christensen and Earle Russell, are planning on making a lot of noise when
Hobby Hobson’s Tall Fir basketball quintet returns to the home court from Its Inland Empire trip next
week. Bette, first girl yell leader on the University campus, is shown above “practicing up” with Earle,
Suppressed Desire Satisfied;
Silence Inspires UO Yell King
Girl Cheer Leaders,
Congas, Rhumbas
Appeal to Russell
Students going by McArthur
court on some Saturday when
there’s nothing doing shouldn’t
be surprised if they hear a lot of
yelling going on inside—it’s just
Earle Russell, Oregon yell king,
getting in practice for the next
“I go there because it’s quiet,”
says Earle, ‘‘and sometimes I get
inspirations for a new yell and
practice that.”
Yells for Health
Earle was yell leader at Mc
Clatchy high school near Sacra
mento for three years.
‘‘I think Bette Christensen is
promoting a lot more spirit,” Earle
smiled, “she certainly learned the
yells fast and went over with a
big bang.”
Besides yelling for his health,
Earle likes to dance. He congas,
>rhumbas and does all the new
“You know we do that quite a
bit in California,” said Earle, “we
learn all the modern dances.”
UO Has Spirit
“I think the spirit up here at
Oregon is really wonderful,” he
added. “People turn out for things
a hundred percent.”
As far as songs go Earle thinks
"you can’t beat ‘Beat Me Daddy’.”
This lithe, brown-eyed, good
looking yell leader hesitated a
little at the question “to what do
you attribute your success?”
“Mush,” he replied, “every morn
And that should put Wheaties
out of business.
YMCA Plans Student
Social Friday Night
Chairman Homer Townsend of
the YMCA recreational depart
ment announced yesterday an open
house party for Friday night at
the “Y” bungalow. Students are
invited to bring “dates.”
This will be the first of a se
ries of play programs planned by
the organization for the second
and fourth Friday evenings of each
month. Recreation will take the
form of social dancing, folk danc
ing, party games, musical pro
grams, and skiing and skating
Dancing, ping pong, organized
games, and refreshments will be
offered to those attending Friday’s
Assisting Townsend in arrange
ments for Friday night’s party are
Gerry Osborne and Dave Knox.
Oregana Pictures
By special arrangement with
Kenneli-Ellis studios the dead
line for senior and honor organ
ization pictures has been post
poned a few days, the Oregana
office announced yesterday. Sen
iors may still have their picture
taken for the yearbook but no
more living organization snaps
will be shot.
Activity Survey
To Begin Soon
Campus Leaders'
Interview Replies
Will Be Tabulated
In an attempt to determine ap
proximate student participation in
campus activities, a survey of cam
pus organizations, publications and
other extracurricular pastimes of
Oregon students has been launched
by the educational activities de
partment, according to George
Luoma, assistant activities mana
Committees, appointed by Anita
Simons, program manager, will
soon be interviewing campus lead
ers inquiring as to actual interest
field and the work accomplished.
The material will be tabulated,
finally, in survey form.
In charge of the various divi
sions to be treated in the survey
are: Jim Lyle, Jeanne Routt,
Frank Lockwood, Mary Word,
Nancy Riesch, Gertrude Puziss and
Bette Workman.
Other committee workers, named
by Miss Simons are: Mary Bent
ley, Barbara Crosland, Ed Blumen
thal, Marlyce Erlandson, Ruth
Condon, Marilyee Margason, Em
ma Verdurmen, and Ruth Hartley.
Information Cards
May Help Seniors
Find Suitable Jobs
Business administration seniors
are filling out cards now which
help many of them secure posi
tions after graduation, the BA of
fice announced yesterday.
Students state their work pref
erence on personal information
cards along with what they con
sider acceptable salaries, the
courses they’ve taken, their special
ratings and abilities, and refer
This year’s program of senior
“registration for work’’ is the first
of its kind to be instituted in the
BA school.
Yell Queen Thought
It a Joke; Learned
How in Half Hour
The first girl at Oregon to be
a yell leader, that is the honor that
Bette Christensen was given when
she was asked to lead her first
yells at the Oregon-Willamette
game here early this term.
Bette, of medium height, with
fluffy brown hair and amused ha
zel eyes, says that to be a yell
leader has been a life-long am
bition with her.
Coves to Canoo
“Of course, I'd rather dance than
eat,” said Bette. “I’ve danced all
my life, but yell-leading was al
ways a suppressed desire with me.”
Bette fitted right into the one
extra white sWeater with the big
green “O” and the duck on it,
practiced a few yells with Earle
Russell, yell king, and soon was
out in front leading her fellow
students with real swing.
Complete Surprise
"You see this is how it happened.
I was telephoned that Earle Rus
sell wanted to see me over at the
PE building about being a yell
leader. I thought somebody was
pulling a practical joke, but I went
over anyway. To my surprise
Earle was there. He told me he’d
seen me dancing, jitterbugging to
you, around the campus, and
thought that I had possibilities.”
Happened Fast
“He taught me the yells in a
half hour. I was popped into an
Oregon sweater, and out in front
of the students before I knew it.”
“What thrills me most is to
think that I’m the first girl yell
leader; to think that I started
And she really did start some
thing; all the whistles and applause
during the games aren’t for Earle
Russell and the team.
Krazy Kopy Krawl
While a’walkin’ clown the street
Have you noticed ’neath your feet
Some signs which just repeat,
It’s an advertising plan.
No. Really, man to man,
It’s not the Ku Klux Klan, this
But they sure used brains what
When they put it on with paint
Cause it won’t evaporate, this
It will still be there next fall,
Though you’ve forgot about the
So get used to it, that’s all, this
Lonely, Lovely
Pill Populace
Moans for Men
Wanted: Three milkshakes—
three cakes (lemon)—one fourth i
at bridge—and three men, or reas
onable facsimiles. By whom? The
Ward Three zanies, composed of
Cynthia (the sleuth) Canfield, Fan
nie (the rail) Oliver and Carolyn
(the cuff) Collier Also any let
ters, sweet nothings or old jokes
that are left around. They will
appreciate anything. Satisfaction
Sign on infirmary door—STILL
Total infirmary membership now
down to weekly low of 17. They
include: Virginia Hammond, Luella
Miller, Ruth Hartley, the Misses
Caufield, Oliver and Collier, Ann
Carr, Bessie Kamerad, Leota
Whitelock, Betty Nims, Don Selby,
Bill Simmonds, Chuck Wilson, Bob
Lester, Jason Hervon, Earl Hall
and Jitn Smith.
Closing of Dads'
Leiter Contest
Is Confirmed
Entry Submitting
Slow as Deadline
Spiking rumors that the closing
date for the Dads’ day letter writ
ing contest would be moved ahead
one week, Buck Buchwach, pro
motion chairman, last night de
clared that definite deadline for
entries will be piidnight Friday,
January 24.
Buchwach indicated that there
is still time for students to turn
in letters today and tomorrow and
revealed that informal, humorous,
and personal letters are still being
Few Entries
"We have had nowhere near the
number of entries which were ex
pected,’’ Buchwach declared. “Al
though we would like to extend
the deadline because of rising stu
dent interest the last few days,
we must stick to the January 24
closing date.”
"Winning letters must be print
ed and sent out,” he explained,
“and we cannot hold up this work
to give additional time to enter.”
Both prize wining letters will be
published in the Emerald, and one
of these will be printed on special
Dads’ day stationery and distribut
ed to all students on the campus
for mailing home to dad.
Oreganas for Winners
Letters go to the judges this
weekend, and final decision will be
announced early next week. Judges
are R. D. Horn, associate profes
sor of English, Robert Leeper, as
sociate professor of psychology,
and George Turnbull, professor of
Prizes will be autographed copies
of the 1941 Oregana presented by
President Donald M. Erb. One will
go to the winning letter from a
man student and the other to the
best coed entry.
Students Will Direct
Three New Dramas
Three plays have started rehear
sal under the direction of student
members of the play production
class. "Moon Set” will be directed
by Mary Staton, "Love Song” by
George F. Smith, and "Little Dar
ling” by Jean Horton. The produc
tion dates have not been an
For "Moon Set" the cast in
cludes: Vernon Randall, Oglesby
Young, Alan Foster, Dick Igl,
Frank Loomis, and Harley Davis.
Players appearing in “Little Dar
ling” are: Helen Barklow, Adri
enne Flurry, Marguerite Sapping
ton, Bill Wood, and Mary Van Noy.
The trio cast of “Love Song” in
cludes: Lillian Davis, Helen M.
Johnson, and Victor Zahn.
Iowa State college holds the na
tional dairy products judging
championship for the second year.
Exec-Comm !
Investigates I
Rally Budget
Lindstrom Reports
On Difficulty of UO
Fee Disbursements
1. Heard a complete report of
Incomes and expenditures of the
rally committee, presented by Pat
Keller, chairman.
2. Moved that the committee,
composed of Pat Keller, Des An
derson, and Lyle Nelson, be In
structed to investigate all demands
for reforms in the rally commit
tee and especially to bring back
suggestions for a separate budget
for the rally and yell departments.
8. Heard a report on student
fees by J. O. Lindstrom, business
manager of the University.
The much-discussed rally com
mittee budget was thoroughly
aired yesterday when Pat Keller,
chairman, presented an account of
all expenditures and incomes be
fore the executive committee of
the ASUO.
Keller's report was made in re
sponse to a former ruling of the
ASUO group requiring the sub
mission of a detailed expense and
income account. The account which
Keller prepared and which was
read to the executive committee
will be filed in the ASUO office in
McArthur court where it will be
available for any student to see.
The account showed that around
$89 was earned over the amount
set up in the original budget. This
surplus was used in traveling ex
penses, leaving the present bal
ance at $1.22.
The ASUO legislators voted pow
er to the rally reform committee
to draw up and present ideas for
two separate budgets—one for the
rally committee and one for the
yell leaders. By putting these two
functions under different budgets
it was suggested that a more ac
curate account of financial affairs
could be gained.
The new committee, composed
of Pat Keller, Les Anderson, and
Lyle Nelson will meet today at 4
and will discuss ways and means
of bringing about suggested re
forms in the rally committee. The
results of this meeting will be pre
sented to the executive commit
tee in the form of recommenda
Mr. J. O. Lindstrom, business
manager of the University, was
present at the meeting and ex
plained some of the problems in
the apportionment of student fees
to various activities.
Symposium Group
Calendar Fills Fast
“This year men’s symposium has
received a larger flood of requests
for appearances than ever before,”
W. A. Dahlberg, assistant profes
sor of speech and symposium di
rector, stated yesterday.
To date about 25 letters have
been received from groups inter
ested in securing symposium de
bate speakers, Mr. Dahlberg re
vealed. He added that additional
inquiries are being received daily
and that the season’s schedule will
be completed soon.
Over 20 men students are gath
ering and preparing material for
presentation during the coming
season, which is slated to begin
early in February. If present plans
work out, the season will last into
the middle of April.
Mrs. Schwering Talks
Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering, dean
of women, left Tuesday for Mc
Minnville where she will speak to
students of Linfield college on the
subject of “Associated Women
Students’ Activities in Relation to
the Place of the College Woman in
the World Today.”
Her speech is sponsored by the
Linfield AWS group. University
leaders of the campus group who
will accompany Dean Schwering
are as follows: Betty Buchanan,
Elizabeth Steed, Mary Ellen Smith,
Maxine Hansen, and Mrs. Barbara
Stallcup Warner.