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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1941)
CAMPUT" DEVELOPMENT IIU DY
NEW, HIGHWAY TREATMENT AND STUDENT ACTIVITIE/
Campus Change Will include
Shifting of Highway, Tracks
By BOB FRAZIER
Plans for future development of the Oregon campus front door
call principally for a relocation of the Southern Pacific railway tracks,
a shifting of the highway and millrace, and a park area across what
is now the millrace, F’red G. Cuthbert, associate professor of land
scape architecture, who supervised drawing of the plans, explained
Thursday. (See picture.)
Pavement now on Eleventh street from a point just west of Villard
hall to its intersection with Franklin boulevard will be torn out and
landscaped, according to the plan.
The highway will be changed at this point and widened to provide
for a one-way “turn-table” just in front of the Dads’ gates. This
is so arranged as to eliminate the acute intersection of Franklin
and Eleventh. South-bound traffic will be one-way past the campus,
and north-bound traffic will be one-way along the other side of the
turn-table. The space between the two traffic sections of the highway
will be parked in grass or other low shrubs, Professor Cuthbert said.
To effect this plan, however, it will be necessary to use the so-called
“triangle property” between the campus and the millrace west of
Villard. Parts of this property not used for highway development
will be landscaped.
Southern Pacific tracks will be replaced across the present millrace,
about half way between what is now the race and the Willamette
river. Establishment of this right-of-way will probably be the first
actual work undertaken on the project. The University, then, will
have full use of the area between the right-of-way and the mil’race.
This area will extend east to a point about 125 feet east of Onyx
street, and west to the intersection of the millrace and the right
The historic millrace will be moved about 150 feet north of its
present location at certain points near the east end of the campus.
This will straighten the channel and make it possible to widen the
race to nearly twice its present width at the Anchorage.
A stage for canoe fete presentations will be built on the north side
of the newly-channeled race about in a line with University street.
Cameras, films, greeting
eards, fountain pens, and
gift things just a little
Register Guard Bldg.
Bleachers, planned to seat about 5000, will be built across the race
from the stage. Wings on the bleachers will provide for an estimated
1000 auxiliary seating capacity. Up the race from this canoe fete area
will be an area in which the floats may be built. Professor Cuthbert
said that “ample space” would be provided down-stream for dis
There will be an underpass between the AAA building and Villard,
a little west of the location shown on the cut, to enable persons to
cross the new highway with a maximum of safety.
North and east of the stage will be an informal sports area to
provide for softball and similar sports. West of this there is a pro
vision for a “passive sports” area, which will be landscaped. Still
further north of this, toward the tracks, there will be a water garden,
tapped from the millrace. The proposed water garden is several feet
be'ow the level of the millrace at this point. It, in turn, will drain
into the Willamette river, to prevent a “stagnant puddle” from
Two foot bridges will be built connecting the “mainland” with the
canoe fete area. These will be pivoted to allow them to be swung back
for presentation of the canoe fete. A vehicle bridge will be built up
stream from these, but it will not be used for ordinary passenger
cars, said Cuthbert, who observed that “we don’t intend to allow any
vehicular traffic over there" at all.” He explained that only University
trucks servicing the new area or hauling goods to and from the
University’s siding, at the tracks, would be allowed there.
University street will not cut through to the new highway, but
Onyx will. The present highway will be used for in-bound traffic
only. A new section for out-bound tarffic will be run over the ground
now occupied by the tracks.
Bids to begin the work probably will be opened at the November
meeting of the state highway commission, pending condemnation pro
ceedings on needed property. Probably the first move will be to estab
lish -the railroad right-of-way. Dirt will be dredged from the center of
the improvement to use as ballast for this. After the right-of-way
has settled the tracks will be moved there, and the present track
space can be developed into the south-bound traffic lane.
On New Guide
First steps toward the publica
ion of the 1941-42 Student Di
ectory, commonly known as the
'Pigger’s Guide,” were taken re-,
:ently with Betty Jane Biggs an<T>
Doug David as editor and busi
Miss Biggs, a junior in journal
sm, is associate editor of the Em
erald. Last year she edited “So
:ial Security,” an etiquette book
vhich was distributed free to the
intire student body. She was also
Lssistant news editor of the Em
srald last year and AWS re
David has Deen active in adver
ising and business work on both
he Oregana and the Emerald.
Among new features planned
’or this year’s guide, Editor Biggs
•eports, is a list of campus or-^
janizations with their officers
ind identifications. This will in
clude honor societies and out
standing activity groups. This
feature is being included, she
says, because of increased de
nand for such a directory in re
If possible, the book will also
include a guide for committee
md dance chairmen, telling them
/v'hat is expected of them in car
rying out their duties. Plans for
this section, however, are still in
First Emerald staff meeting of .
the 1941-42 year will be Tues
day evening at 7:30 o'clock in
room 105 Journalism.
Battery & Electric
Triangle Chosen As
New ROTC Formation
A streamlined triangle will be
the formation of this year’s
ROTC regiment, according to
Colonel R. M. Lyon, head of the
There will be three battalions
of three companies each and each
company will have three platoons
of three squads.
Company A will be composed
of men selected for above aver
age proficiency in close order
drill and the manual of arms,
Colonel Lyon said. Sophomores
who were in the honor company
last year and outstanding mem
bers of other companies will be
included in this company.
This year the quota for ad
vanced course students has been
raised from 100 to 149. These
cadets will be under contract
and will receive an allowance of
25 cents a day.
Welcome Back Students
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you old and new students coming
to the University. This is our 20th
year catering to students and
families around the campus, and we
hope that we will continue serving
you in the future.
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ries, hot rolls, or a full meal, drop
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