Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 24, 1941, Image 1

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Plan for
Smaller Rally
Squad Discussed
Vernier Captures
Boxing Crown
In Two Classes
'Majority Class’ Plans
No-Charge, No-Date
Affair in Gym Today
Dancing Will Start at 4, Last Until 5:30
As Students Hear ASCAP Melodies;
Intermission to Feature Skits by Students
Sponsored by the “majority class of 1944," an all frosh ASCAP
mixer will begin at 4 this afternoon in the outdoor gym of Gerlinger.
There will be no charge and the dance will he a no-date affair,
according to Chuck Woodruff, general chairman.
Although the dance is sponsored by the “majority class,” Woodruff
Union Leaders
To Give Frosh
Committee Posts
New Group to Ask
Students to Donate
Co-op Receipts
Twenty freshmen will be named
to the frosh student union commit
tee this afternoon, after the main
student union committee looks
over 60 applications that were
dropped in a Co-op box by noon
According to John Cavanagh,
chairman of the main committee,
one of the first duties of the new
group will be “again campaigning
for students to donate their Co-op
sales receipts to the student un
ion fund.”
Co-op Receipts
In previous years, Cavanagh ex
plained, students have turned their
receipts over to the fund to build
up the general amount. This year,
however, the money will probably
be put into a “special fund for fur
nishing, or something.”
uommiuee memDers wno win
name the frosh include, besides
. Cavanagh; Glenn Williams, assist
ant chairman; Eleanor Sederstrom,
Ruth Hartley, and Marge McLean.
Although not on the committee
Roy Vernstrom, Jim Burness, and
Chuck Woodruff will also aid in
the selections.
Maybe by 1943
There are possibilities that funds
for a building may be available
by 1943, and the 1944 graduation
date of the present freshman class
was pointed to as significant in
respect to the new committee’s im
In attempting to select as rep
' resentative a group of frosh as
possible, Cavanagh said that each
of the 60 applications would be
given “serious consideration.”
Spanish Assembly
To Organize Club
The Spanish department will
ho’d a meeting at alumni hall at
7:30 Wednesday night to' organ
ize a Spanish club. All students
interested are invited to come, ac
cording to Miss Frances H. Har
land, graduate assistant in the
Spanish department.
Spanish songs will be sung at
the meeting, and an attempt will
be made to make definite plans
for the club.
Campus Calendar
Lutheran students will have their
regular meeting Sunday evening
from 6 to 7 in the Y bungalow.
Lois Nordling presents the topic
for discussion.
Emerald editorial board will
meet to select the papers for the
ACP national contest today at 4
o’clock in the editor's office, Jour
Canterbury Club Dramatics
group will meet today at 4:30 p.m.
at the home of Mrs. Paul Sutley.
Leaders of the group are Lorraine
Long and Eleanor Robb.
Westminster open house will be
held from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday
night. Games and dancing will be
Wesley Foundation will hold
open house Friday at 8 p.m.
' empnasizea inai au iresnmen are
cordially invited. Campus clothes
will be in order.
Since there will be no broadcast,
ASCAP tunes may be played. Be
ginning at 4, the dance will last
until 5:30 with a short intermission
during which short skits will be
presented by student talent.
“Bette and Buddy,’ jitterbugs,
also known as Bette Christensen,
new UO yell queen, and Bud Salin
ardo, will be featured.
Ted Hallock and Ed Johnson will
play the drums and bass viol.
Holman Signed
For KKK Dance
Alpha Delta Sigma
Plans 'Newspaper'
Theme for Krawl
Art Holman’s 11-piece band has
been signed to furnish danceable
times for the Krazy Kopy Krawl
February 7, and will feature the
voice of Betty Wycoff, according
to Fred May, general chairman.
Betty’s voice was featured re
cently as somewhat of a surprise
when Bob Crosby invited her to
sing with his band at the Senior
Ball here. She has sung for some
time with Holman, and was en
rolled in the University last fall.
Alpha Delta Sigma, men’s hon
orary sponsoring the dance, has
worked out a “newspaper” theme
for Gerlinger hall. Decorations
will consist of huge 24-sheet bill
board posters and smaller broad
sides plastered on the walls, and
newspapers strung to form a false
“We're going to follow out the
Krazy Kopy theme to the letter,”
May said. “Ralph Woodall, chair
man of decorations, promises plen
ty of new ideas in working out
the theme ”
“We’d like to explain that the
Krawl is responsible for the KKK
signs on the campus, and not the
Ku Klux Klan,” he laughed. The
signs have been painted at all
campus entrances and walkways.
Mr. E. C. Fansett, alumni sec
retary, is in Portland conferring
with Mr. Hollis Johnston, newly
elected president of the Oregon
Alumni association, on possible ap
pointments to,- fill the director’s
department for this year.
Buchwach Frets
In Hospital Bed
As Contest Nears
A cause for a celebration—
The new record for the least
number of patients has been es
tablished at the campus infirm
ary. The atmosphere is similar
to King Tut's tomb—nothin’ is
Seen—Buck Buchwach is try
ing to mentally pace the floor
worrying about his Dads' day
letter contest. His new title is
bedside promotion chairman.
Looking at the gaping holes
in the infirmary roster we can
only pick out ten outstanding
monickers. They are: Leota
Whitelock, Ruth Hartley, Cyn
thia Caufield, Helen F. Moore,
Louise Baker, Cecil Wright,
Buck Buchwach, Bob Lester,
and Earl Lester.
Lecture Series
To Begin Soon
Dr. Jessie Brodie,
Ballard to Discuss
Love, Marriage
The names of a few of the prom
inent people who will talk to stu
dents on love and marriage in the
lecture period which begins Feb
ruary 6 and ends February 18,
were announced this week by Billie
Christensen, student chairman of
the lecture series.
Dr. J. Hudson Ballard, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church in
Portland, will speak at the general
assembly February 16, at 11
o’clock in Gerlinger. He will discuss
the “psychological angle” of the
Dr. Jessie Laird Brodie, Port
land physician and surgeon, will
speak February 12 at an assem
bly for women to be held in alumni
hall, Gerlinger at 4 o’clock in the
afternoon. She will go into the
“physiological aspects” of the top
ic. She will repeat her lecture to
men at an evening assembly at 7
o’clock on that date.
February 18, after-dinner dis
cussion groups will be held in all
living organizations, and will be
conducted by various members of
the faculty and a few townspeople
whose names will be revealed at a
later date.
Forum leaders will be dinner
guests of the organizations on the
: night of the discussions.
Winer Plans Talk
On Personnel Work
Ben Winer, graduate assistant
in psychology, will speak at a re
search symposium meeting on Jan
uary 27, at 7:30 p.m., in room 324
Condon hall.
Mr. Winer will report on recent
work carried on by the personnel
research bureau. In particular, he
will discuss the place of English
composition in the University cur
1 riculum. The meeting is open to
I everyone.
Sickly Swing Session
Aired by Bug Victims
Necessity is the mother of some
thing or other—
A new wrinkle in the way of
entertainment is taking place over
at the campus pill palace—and
it's a darn good “time whiler away
er” to boot.
It seems as if the three rabble
rousers of the infirmary—notably
Helen Moore, Cynthia Caufield,
and Carolyn Collier were getting
tired of playing bridge and will
fully wishing things were better.
At the other end of the build
ing, three boys, Jason Hervin, Bob
Lester, and Earl Hall were think
ing the same thing. After relaying
several social “notes” back and
forth the boys decided that they
were going to put on special
broadcasts for their entertain
ment Jason had all the equipment,
which consisted of one micro
phone, one radio, and all the
smoothest recordings available. By
plugging in the microphone to an
ordinary wall plug, and then at
taching it to the radio, they were
able to play records and carry on
a brilliant line of bull all day long
and half the night.
No Back Talk
Every patient in the infirmary
could tune in on them on their
radios—although they could not
talk back. The nurses were play
ing Western Union—delivering re
quests, time schedules and every
thing else connected with the big
time operators.
Not content to be a bunch of Sir
Walter Raleighs of the air, the
ward nine radio announcers also
sent their prize listeners lollipops
and ciggies—for extinguished ser
By far the most requests came
from the gals—
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Ideal Couples
Pass Judges
Service Honorary
To Start Ticket
Sales Monday
Ballots, listing- the seven judges’
choice for the typical collegiate
couple are locked up tightly in the
dean of women’s office and will
not be counted until February 1,
the night of the Sophomore Infor
mal, Pat Cloud and Len Ballif, co
chairmen of the dance, announced
The 48 candidates for the title
of Betty Coed and Joe College ap
peared before the judging commit
tee Thursday afternoon in Gerlin
ger hall.
After the judges had written
down their preference, Nancy
Riesch, chairman of the contest,
collected the votes and turned
them over to the dean of women’s
office. They will remain there un
til the list of the five women and
five men goes to the printer to be
placed on the ballot.
“We feel that by using a popular
campus band such as Ray Dickson
and the Collegians, not oply will it
be more in keeping with our “Joe
College’’ theme, but it will enable
the sophomores to give a swell in
expensive dance,” Cloud declared.
The Informal committee decid
ed that it would be “definitely a
sport dance” with wool dresses and
high heels for women and sport
coats for men.
State Board Plans
Meeting Tuesday
The state board of higher edu
cation will hold its regular Janu
ary meeting on the Oregon Col
lege of Education campus at Mon
mouth Tuesday, it was announced
here today by Dr. Frederick M.
Hunter, chancellor.
Problems of handling the in
creased enrollment at the Univer
sity of Oregon and Oregon State
College, each of which passed the
all-time peak for winter term reg
istration, will be discussed.
On Monday preceding the board
meeting the finance, curriculum,
buildings, grounds, and capi
tal outlay committees will have
preliminary discussions of their re
spective problems. At 11 in the
morning the board will be feted
by the students at an assembly
and at 6 in the evening by the fac
ulty at an informal dinner.
Also on the docket for discus
sion will be curricular changes for
1941-42 in the six institutions
of the state system. The Oregon
College of Education meeting will
be a continuation of the board’s
policy of trying to meet at each of
the six institutions at least once
a year.
House Offers Talk
By Church Official
The Rev. Dr. William Lindsay
Young, moderator of the general
assembly of the Presbyterian
church in America, will be guest
speaker at a Westminster house
luncheon today. The public is in
vited, and reservations can be made
by calling 2466.
Dr. Young is president of Park
college, Presbyterian institution
known for achievements in student
self help. It is located near Kan
sas City, Missouri.
Students who wish to contact
Dr. Young personally may see him
at Westminster house this after
Luncheon will start promptly at
noon. Admission is 25 cents.
Office Head Named
Eileen Millard, sophomore in arts
and letters from Camas, Washing
ton, has been appointed office
manager of the Emerald business
department to succeed Janet Farn
ham, Jim Frost, business manager,
announced last night. Miss Farn
ham resigned to take part in local
(Courtesy of the Register-Guard)
John Stark Evans, above, directed approximately GO Eugene Glee
men singers last night when they presented their annual winter home
concert in McArthur court. Several students of the University of
Oregon music school appeared in solo numbers on the program.
Gleemen Rate Praise
Chorus 'In the Groove’
A program ranging in content from stirring Scotch ballads to sol
emn church hymns, distinguished the concert presented by the Eugene
Gleemen, last night in McArthur court. Conducted by John Stark
Evans, professor of music, the group- gave thetr twenty-eighth semi
annual home concert before a large audience of Eugene townspeople
and University students.
Formally dressed, the chorus of over 70 were unified as to appearance
by broad emerald green ribbons
slanted across their shirt fronts
and gardenia boutonieres.
Nilssen Liked
Sigurd Nilssen, guest artist and
professor of voice, was enthusias
tically received by the audience
which called him back for two en
cores. Nilssen sang the “Pilgrim’s
Song," “When the King Went
Forth to War,” and “Yeoman’s
Wedding Song.”
First of the student soloists to
perform, Floyd Beardsley, sang
"Ave Maria” with a background
chorus by the Gleemen. Robert
Carmichael soloed on “The Pipes
o’ Gordon’s Men” which was fol
lowed, later in the program, by
"The Lost Chord” with an inci
dental solo by Laurence Celsi.
Violin Too
“She Is Far from the Land,” an
adaptation from a poem by Thom
as Moore, and especially arranged
by Conductor Evans, was accom
panied with a violin obbligato
played by Verne Sellin. Wilfred
Cook took the tenor solo part in
place of Joe Keever who was un
able to attend the concert.
Six especially requested encores
were sung by the Gleemen. Lester
Ready, also a University student,
sang ”01’ Man River” with a speci
al choral background by the Eu
gene singers.
All University students were ad
mitted free to the concert this year
through arrangements made by the
educational activities board.
Pilot Awards Ready
Students in last year’s and last
summer’s civilian pilot training
classes should call at 314 Fenton
with their licenses to get the large
certificates which indicate success
ful completion of the course.
Ode to '44
ASCAP tunes, they say,
Will monopolize, today,
The music at the shin-dig that the
freshman class will try.
Just you wait and see.
In a day or two or three,
Someone will write a letter to the
editor and cry,
“I’ve come to the conclusion
To protest the vile exclusion
Of the music and the vocals of
the tuneful BMI.”
Choral Union Slates
'Messiah' in March
The second annual concert of the
University of Oregon choral un
ion, which will be a performance
of Handel’s “The Messiah” ora
torio, will be held in McArthur
court on Sunday evening, March 2,
it was announced here today by
Dr. Theodore Kratt, dean of the
music school and director of the
The University Choral Union,
v/hich was organized 18 months
ago by Dean Kratt, gave its first
concert last April in the Igloo—a
performance of Mendelssohn’s “Eli
jah.” Since that time membership
in the union has increased to the
point where it now boasts between
500 and 600 singers. Advanced
voice students in the school of mu
sic will sing the solo roles, and the
University of Oregon symphony or
chestra will accompany for the
concert, which will be given by the
music school in cooperation with
the educational activities board.
Miller to Talk
On US Trade
In Gerlinger
Work of Speaker
Covers 17 Years
As Berlin Attache
Trade Commissioner Douglas P.
Miller, Berlin attache of the Unit
ed States bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce, will address a
University assembly at 11 o’clock
in Gerlinger today. Classes sched
uled for 11 o'clock today were held
Miller has been m intimate
contact with United States foreign
affairs since World War I. He stud
ied in England, worked in Mesopo
tamia and in Bagdad, Vladivostok,
Paris, and Germany, and has been
with the bureau since 1921, rising
through the Western European di
vision to the commissionership in
17 Years In Germany
Posted for most of the 17 years
in the German capital, he is now
touring as a faculty member of
the Denver university Institute of
International Relations.
He has worked as an exporter,
industrial chemist, and business
man in the Near East and in East
ern Siberia. He repatriated pris
oners in Stettin, Germany, after
the armistice and then joined the
commercial bureau in Washington,
D. C.
Rhodes Scholar
Miller holds a master’s degree
from Denver and earned a bache
lor of jurisprudence degree as a
Rhodes scholar at Oxford.
He will speak at a chamber of
commerce luncheon in the Osburn
hotel and will be “available for
discussion afterwards,” declared
Dean Karl W. Onthank, faculty
i representative for most assembly
William Chllcote will play a clar
inet solo, “Scene of Air,” from
Bergson's Luisa Di Montfort. Mar
gery Williams will accompany him
on the piano.
Students to Study
Old Ocean Resort
On Geology Trip
Students in general geology will
make their annual winter field
trip to the Oregon coast tomorrow
under the direction of Dr. W. D.
Smith, head of the geology and
geography departments, and Dr.
L. W. Staples, instructor in geol
A group of approximately 50
will leave from Condon hall at 10
o'clock. They will proceed north
tnrcugh Dallas and will spend Sat
urday night at Tillamook.
Sunday the students plan to visit
Bay Ocean where they will study
the effect the ocean has had upon
a former resort. They will also
spend some time in Newport be
fore returning to Eugene by way
of Corvallis.
Marshall Wins Fame
On 'Benjamin Blake'
Edison Marshall, former UO stu
dent and author, revealed in a let
ter to Mr. W. F. G. Thacher, pro
fessor of English and advertising,
today that his newest novel, “Ben
jamin Blake” will be ready for
publication this spring.
The well-known Oregonian from
Medford, who now lives near Au
gusta, Georgia, was a member of
the class of ’17. Mr. Thacher said
that he had already begun his writ
ing career while he was here at
school. Marshall was the originat
or the Marshall-Case-Haycox prize
for writing on the campus. For
many years the prize was known
as the Edison Marshall contest.
Already Popular
Mr. Marshall’s latest work, not
yet off the press, already has won
him many of the honors granted
only established best sellers.
Twentieth - Century Fox has
bought the motion picture rights
to the book and plans to star Ty
rone Power in the leading role.
The Literary Guild has selected
“Benjamin Blake” as the book of
the month for March. This in itself
means an advance edition of 75,000
copies. And Cosmopolitan maga
zine plans to publish a condensed
version of the book.
‘Dean of Writers’
Marshall, whom Professor
Thacher said was the “dean of the
writers among graduates and stu
dents,” had planned the book for
years. Three years ago he began
work on it, his first serious novel.
He said that he did not write to
meet the requirements of the edi
tors, but rather for the pure joy
of writing.
He declared that only once was
his writing disturbed. That was
September, 1938—the beginning of
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Of Contest
Due Todag
Judges Will Select
Winning Dads' Day
Letters Saturday
Today is the day, the last day,
in the Dads’ letter contest and
promptly at midnight tonight the
deadline will fall. Buck Buchwach,
promotion chairman, announced
last night.
Students planning to enter have
just the few hours remaining be
tween now and this evening to fin
ish their notes and turn them in
to the educational activities office
in McArthur court.
Judging Saturday
Entries will go to the judges
some time Saturday, and Tues
day’s Emerald will carry the
names of the two winners, one boy
and one girl. They will each re
ceive a copy of the 1941 Oregana
autographed by President Donald
M. Erb.
With the names of the winning
contestants will be printed the two
top letters. One will later be
published on special Dads’ day sta
tionery and distributed to students
for mailing home.
"We still have plenty of room
for lively and interesting entries,”
Buchwach declared, “and students
will have an opportunity to hand
in letters any time today.”
Be General
The notes may play up any or
all of the highlights of the three
day celebration program which is
planned for Dads’ weekend. They
should be general enough, how
ever, that they may be applied to
any campus Dad, and not to spe
cific fathers.
Judges of the contest will be R.
D. Horn, associate professor of
English; Robert Leeper, assistant
professor of psychology; and
George Turnbull, professor of jour
Top Schools Exhibit
Art Work in Gallery
Examples of advanced work
from 28 of the nation’s top archi
tectural schools, Including the
University of Oregon, are toeing
exhibited for the next two weeks
in the little art gallery of the art
This exhibition, an annual pro
ject of the Association of Colleg
iate Schools of Architecture, is on
a nation-wide tour. The display is
being shown at all the 28 schools
belonging to the association.
According to W. S. Hayden, as
sistant professor of architecture,
the general public and all Oregon
students are invited to see this
collection of the best student work
from the most famous architec
tural schools in the country.
The exhibit includes panels from
such schools as Carnegie Institute
of Technology, Columbia univer
sity, Cornell, Notre Dame, Michi
gan, Yale, Princeton, New York,
and 20 other institutions which be
long to the Association of Col
legiate Schools of Architecture.
Morris to Address
Portland Company
Dean Victor P. Morris of the
school of business administration,
will address members of the coun
try sales organization of Swift
and company in Portland at their
annual banquet Saturday night. He
has chosen as the topic for his
speech, “The Quest for a Better
His invitation to speak to the
group was tendered by B. C. Dar
nall, manager. Two Oregon alum
j ni hold positions on this sales
! staff. They are Percy Riddell, ’32,
and Norman Lyman, ’40.
YMCA to Sponsor
Stag or Date Party
Social dancing, ping pong, and
refreshments are slated for the
first winter term YMCA-spon
sored party in their bungalow at 8
o’clock tonight.
Homer Townsend, chairman of
the evening’s arrangements, has
announced that the affair is either
“stag” or “date” and that 10 cents
admission will be charged.
This is the first of a series of
“Y” winter term parties on the
first and third Fridays of every