Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 01, 1941, Image 1

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Frosh, Juniors Set
Meetings Tonight
Proposal to Enlarge
Students’ Committee
Comes to Vote Today
University students will vote between 1 and 5 p.m. today in
the “Y” shack on the proposed constitutional amendment to
enlarge the ASUO executive committee by six members.
The amendment would provide for two sophomores, two
juniors, and two freshmen, elected from their classes at large,
to serve on the executive committee.
Sing Will Open
Four-Dag Fete
Entries Due May 3
Music Fest Invites
Campus Groups
A new attraction flashed onto
the Junior Weekend calendar last
night when Bob Deverall an
nounced an all-campus sing as
Thursday night curtain raiser to
a four-day program of festivities.
The sing will start at 7 p.m.
May 8, and will strike the first
official note of Junior Weekend.
The program, Deverall announced
as chairman, will last an hour
and a half.
Devoted mainly to group sing
ing by students, the campus-at
large will be "performers” for
the program. Joe Gurley will be
master of ceremonies, and special
numbers will be included as “in
termissions,” it was revealed.
The women’s quadrangle will
be location of the sing, and in
case of rain the entire program
will be moved inside Gerlinger
hall. Arrangements for a stage,
piano, and lights are now com
All campus living groups wish
ing to participate should contact
Deverall by the end of this v/eek.
Last Fete Tickets
Go on Sale May 6
There are absolutely no re
served tickets left at the Univer
sity ticket office for the Junior
Weekend canoe fete, Buck Buch
wach, promotion chairman, said
“Rumors that we are ‘holding
out’ tickets are entirely unfound
ed,” Buchwach said. “All the re
served tickets available were sold
out in 6 hours Tuesday, first
come, first served,” Buchwach
He also explained that there
are only 1500 other tickets to the
fete available, at general admis
sion prices of 50 and 75 cents.
These ducats will go on sale Tues
day morning, May 6, with the
•“first come, first served” idea
still prevailing, Buchwach said.
The proposed amendment
“Two members having an
academic standing as freshmen,
two members having an academic
standing as sophomores, and two
members having an academic
standing as juniors. These per
sons are to be e’ected by the stu
dent body at large at the same
time and in the same manner as
the student body officers.’’
This amendment would be add
ed to the section of the constitu
tion which provides for members
on the executive committee.
Steers Leaps
Over Royalty
For Life Pix
Holding their breath while a
world-beater performed Wednes
day were a quintet of royalty, as
Les Steers soared up and over
the bar and' over their heads as
well. Les’ obstacles in the six
foot-one-inch jump were Anna
belle Dow, Junior Weekend queen,
and the four members of her
court—Helen Angell, Jean Burt,
Barbara Todd, and Barbara Neu.
As Les soared over their curls,
the cameras clicked, beauties
turned pale, and a picture for
Life magazine was born. Re
quested by Life, the picture will
possibly be run in an early issue.
Were they frightened ? Not to
look at the finished photo, they
weren’t. Five times Les jumped,
once slipping just before the take
off, but the queens smiled bright
ly and photographed their beau
teous best. But, when the last
camera clicked, their frightened
femininity came to the fore, and,
making a break for it, they
dashed off to a waiting car.
French Honorary
Holds Banquet
For Club Initiations
The Oregon chapter of Pi Delta
Phi, French national honorary, is
holding a combined initiation,
election, and banquet, today at
5:30 p.m., in Gerlinger hall.
The newly-elected initiates will
bg,: Emma Verdurman, Erma
Taylor, Flora ,Douglas, Tamara
Varm, Bill Bishop, Elaine Ferry,
Betty Plankinton, Milton Small,
Adele Canada, ‘Eilly Christensen,
Clarethel Roselund, Edith Ogles
by, Mary Hughes, Ruth Spreeher,
Abbie Jane White, L. E. Richter,
and W. A. Roefcker.
Divert Frosh
First, Third Year
Students to Select
Class Hopefuls
Things political at the Univer
sity will come into the open to
night when numerous classes
nominate officers for positions in
next year's class governments.
Both freshman “classes" will
nominate tonight. Members of
the “majority class" of 1944 will
meet in Villard at 7:30, according
to Chuck Woodruff, president.
The “old class" will meet at 7:30
in Room 101, physical education
Juniors will meet at 7 p.m, in
room 207 Chapman to nominate
officers and to discuss class bus
iness. Lou Torgeson, junior presi
dent, declared yesterday. Results
of a petition to determine class
sentiment on the “10-cent class
card" plan will be presented to
class members. Torgeson also said
the class would take action to
ward a constitutional revision “to
distinguish a junior from a soph
omore." He declared that the
present system is unsatisfactory
in that a person must have a jun
ior certificate to qualify for
membership in the junior class.
Bud Vandeneynde, sophomore
class president, revealed last
night that his organization would
nominate “about the first of next
Students also vote today at the
YMCA between 1 and 5 p.m. on
the proposed constitutional
amendment to increase the ASUO
executive committee by six mem
bers. See story in columns 1, 2.
Top ADS Citation
Awarded Thacher
Announced at the Alpha Delta
Sigma conclave held in Portland
Saturday was the award of the
sixth degree, highest honor that
ADS gives, to Professor W. F. G.
Thacher, professor of English and
advertising at the University.
Only six men in the United
States have been awarded this
degree, according to ADS records.
Also awarded at the conclave
was the Bob Byington cup. given
to Fred May, who also was
awarded the $100 W. F. G.
Thacher scholarship. The cup,
donated by Air. Thacher, is
awarded to the active member
who has contributed most to ADS
during the year.
Theses Due Soon
The deadline for submitting
master’s theses to the graduate
office is May 15. Graduate stu
dents and their advisers are re
minded to finish their theses as
soon as possible. Adviser's ap
proval is needed before the thesis
can be typed.
....oitrtesy r.ugenc iNcwsj
Appearing {>efore her first Oregon audience last night in McArthur
court, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt brought out several points directed
toward better Pan-American relations. “Learn More about our South
American neighbors,” she suggested as a basis lor better ui.dcr-*
Goodwill in Americas
Urged by First Lady
Emphatically stating her opinions on many democratic and
political issues brought to her attention, Mrs. Eleanor Roose
velt spoke last night in McArthur court before her first Oregon
In line with her lecture title “Cultural Relations Between
the American Republics" Mrs. Roosevelt declared, “If yon
like people it s very much easier
to find a good business basis
with them and above all a good
political understanding—both of
which are desirable in our rela
tions with the Central and South
American nations.”
A question and answer period
after the formal section of Mrs.
Roosevelt's lecture brought a
variety of queries from the audi
ence, a few of which she adroitly
side-stepped. In regard to the
Lindbergh situation, the first lady
remarked that she did not think
that there had been any restric
tion of free speech put into prac
"On the contrary it seems ob
vious that free speech was both
recognized and used,” Mrs. Roose
velt said.
As to what America's attitude
toward both war and defense
should be, she suggested “We
should be ready at all times to
do what we must do—and in the
quickest, sincerest, and most effi
cient manner possible.'’
Summing up her ideas as to the
responsibilities and advantages
of the democratic way of life Mrs.
Roosevelt asserted, "It requires
courage to be a citizen in a dem
ocracy, as well as strength of
spirit and fortitude of soul—but
those are the qualities that have
made us a great nation.”
ft. Weekend No. 5
Ihere will be no propaganda
Said the Junior Weekend band,
t thought for sure they meant it,
But now on the other hand,
rhey’re going to turn the campus
into a “Nomad's Land.”
Libe Sponsors
Plan Banquet
Barker Will Act
As Toastmaster
For Friday Affair
The Association of Patrons ancl
Friends of the University of Ore
gon library will hold its second
annual business meeting and din-*
ner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Library,
day, at the Os burn hotel. Mem
bers of the association and g.u sta
will be present.
Burt Brown Barker, president!
of the association, will preside aa
toastmaster. Rev. Raya one|
Walker, pastor of the First Con* •
gregational church of Portland!
will deliver the main address of
the evening, titled “Beyond thn ■
Library—the Man.”
After dinner, members and
guests will adjourn to the library
for official opening of the room
housing the Philip Ranney Biookft
Memorial library.
Ad Staff Worke: s
All these interested in 'he
position of advertising me ea
ger of the Emerald 01 any eth
er position on the business
staff for next fall term are re
quested to contact Fred 0;
May, next year’s business man
ager, by May 8. Written \p-f
plications must toe in by May./
9 at 5 p.m.
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