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Why, Why Not?
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1941
A new method Is used" 7>y Harry "Prongas, autistic “caffu drive
chairman (right), and Lou Torgeson, ASUO president, for selecting
gridiron star to speak at the 11 o’clock assembly today. This will be
the first ASUO rally assembly for all students this term.
Frosh Committee Recommends
No Voting Fees for Class of ’45
UO Gets New Pennell Fund
An $11,568.20 donation has been left to the University
by Miss Ellen M. Pennell, President Donald M. Erb an
nounced yesterday. Miss Pennell was associated with the
University for 23 years.
With $11,068.20 of the gift a fund, to be known as the
Ellen M. Pennell scholarship fund, will be established.
Net income from the fund will be use for scholarships In
the school of architecture and allied arts. The library
will receive $500 for the purchase of inspirational books,
.. .The funds are to be used, according to the terms of the
will, for regular tuition fees of students enrolled in the
school of architecture. A majority vote of the faculty
will select the students.
Miss Pennell, who came to Oregon from Monmouth in
1908, served as instructor in English till 1911, when she
was made dean of women. She acted as dean of women
until she went to the library in 1918, and worked in the
library from then till her retirement in 1931. Miss Pennell
lived in Eugene until her death February 15, 1941.
To Get Awards
At Meet Today
Presentation of awards to
houses which went 100 per cent
in the athletic card drive will be
made by ASUO President Lou
Torgeson at an assembly this
morning at 11 in Gerlinger hall.
University President Donald
M. Erb will deliver an address,
desiffned principally for fresh
men, on pointers to be observed
in pursuing a successful academic
Pi Kappa Alpha will receive
the 14-inch trophy for being the
first house to report all members
possessing cards. The next ten
houses to go all-out for the drive
will be presented with $8.50 requi
sitions for phonograph records.
Houses which will receive the
records are: Delta Gamma, Peg
gy McGill; Sammies, A1 Cohen;
Delts, Jerry Battles; Sig Eps,
Maury Solomon; Phi Psi, Bill
Beifus; Phi Gamma Delta, Jim
Burness; Phi Delta Theta, Tom
Boyderi; AOPi, Barbara Lamb;
jCT?rha Chis, Ann Votenberg; Al
pha Xi Delta, Florence Cooley.
/ Other houses which have report
ed as 100 per cent are Zeta Tau
Alpha, Lois Hosford and ATO,
Due Friday at 5 p.m
Homecoming is coming! Peti
tions for chairmanships should be
handed in to Lou Torgeson,
' ASUO president, or Bette Mor
fitt, ASUO secretary, before 5
Early next week, after being
chosen by the executive commit
tee, the chairman will begin to
n^fke plans and choose his assist
ants for the big show November
28, 29, and 30. The Oregcn-Ore
gon State football game is sched
uled for Saturday, November 29.
Rally Squad Will Show Pictures
Of Oregon-Stanford Game Tonight
Technicolor motion pictures of
the recent Oregon-Stanford game
will be shown under the sponsor?
ship of the rally squad tonight at
8 o’clock in Room 207 Chapman.
The pictures will show the en
tire play-by-play game and were
taken by J. Warren Teter, Uni
Tex Oliver, football coach, will
be present to explain the pic
tures, according to Les Ander
son, managing the show.
If there is a reasonable turnout
to the movies, the rally squad will
continue the program of photo
graphing all games played away
from Eugene. Tentatively, the
squad plans to take pictures of
the Oregon-California game in
Portland October 16.
Yo' Can Still Buy 'Em
Our Oregana wins again
The business staff begins to waii,
“Why didn’t they announce the
Before the Oregana sale.”
Motion pictures snowing to
night in Chapman hall will give
the highlights of the closely
fought Oregon-Stanford football
game, in which the Webfoot play
ers, coached by Tex Oliver
(above) almost took the victory
from the vaunted Trojans.
Twirlers Will Give
Half Time Exhibition
At Friday's Game
All applications for the drum
major and majorette contest,
sponsored by the ASUO execu
tive committee, must be landed
in to Les Anderson, head of the
rally committee, by 4 p.m. t' day
in order to be eligible for the half
time exhibition at the Oregon
Idaho game at Hayward field to
Balloting will take place next
week to select winners in the
contest, which was originated by
John Stehn, director of the UO
band. According to Mr. Stehn, it
is possible that the twirlers may
accompany the team to games
played aw'ay from home.
Skull and Dagger will meet at
the Phi Dclt house tonight.
Voters to Hold
In Music Hall
By FRITZ GIESECKE
After a revolutionary decision
to recommend no fee for mem
bership or voting privileges in
the Class of 1945, a freshman by
law committee, presided over by
ASUO President Lou Torgeson,,
Wednesday approved by-laws of
the class constitution. They will
be considered at the organiza
tion meeting of the class at 7 to
night in the music auditorium.
Officers will also be nominate^'
at this meeting.
Decision to recommend no
membership fee was made after
the committee decided to avoid
split factions such as occurred in
last year's freshman class. These*
factions formed a bottleneck in
class plans for the entire year.
Torgeson warned that all per
sons intending to run for fresh
man class offices tonight must,
notify him of their intention to
run before they can be nominat
ed. They must also clear witl*.
the dean of women or the dean oi
men, to ascertain their scholas
tic and ASUO eligibility to hoIA
Freshmen might be presumed;
to be scholastically eligible, since
there have been no grades given
yet, Torgeson said, but explained
that the class constitution, adopt
ed by the class last Thursday
night, provides for this eligibil
ity certification. He said he
would rather see the candidates
go to this seemingly unnecessary
trouble than to have any organ
ization activities be declared in
valid because of a “technicality.”
The by-law committee also rec
ommended organization of fresh
man class activities for the entire
year, and the raising of class fi
nances by an “activity card”
which will not carry the voting
A card system of this sort
would correspond to the ASUO
athletic card set-up.
Committee members pledged
themselves to do all in their pow
er to avoid a split in Greek and.
Members of the committee were
Hal Locke, June Hitchock, Ted
Yaw. and Fritz Giesecke.
Derby Demands Flat Feet, Smooth Line
In Wednesday’s Emerald, there
appeared a story on the grand
daddy of campus dances, the
“bunion derby.” Since then many
freshmen and new students have
phoned into the Emerald asking
for more details on the Saturday
night swing session.
As far as the gals are con
cerned, it’s the age old answer of
the survival of the fittest, with
a girl having flat feet usually
winding up far more chipper than
her sisters, at the end of 45
rounds. In most cases, underclass
men are required to attend the
derby, but the spirit of the af
fair usually envelopes even the
most reserved juniors and sen
iors, and they go along to see
that the underclassmen don’t
wander off to the Side in between
The dance is an open house af
fair with every men's living or
ganization making the trek to
all of the girls’ living organiza
tions for a short ten minutes of
dancing, and then taking five to
get to the next house on time.
Here are just a few tips that will
help things along on this night
of all nights as far as getting
along are concerned. For the
1. Hmmm ... I don't believe
that I’ve ever whiffed such dif
ferent perfume. What is it . . .
2. What part of California did
you say you came fi'om ?
3. Was your high school tune
4. How many strawberry, rose
festival, salmon derby, roundup,
or cherry blossom queens have
you in your house ?
5. What are you going to do
for stockings this winter?
Here are just a few gems that
the gals can rely on when the go
ing gets tough.
1. When will the draft catch
YOU . . . when she knows darned
well that he isn't a day over 18.
2. Did you say that you came
from the “high country”?
3. You're certainly a smooth
dancer . . . (ouch).
4. Who plays football in YOUR
5. Have you ever taken Shake
speare from Dr. Lesch ? -I want
to tell you that in class this morn
ing he . . .
By this time you have budgeted
your time into the required ten
minutes and can take five min
utes rest before the next batch
comes in. According to the n.oro
experienced men on the campus*
the best way to get set at the
bunion derby is to pick out some
queen, ask her to dance, and then
say . . . “let’s skip out and get
a coke.” Statistics show that 8
out of 10 who did this last year
wound up at Mortar Board.
It isn't as bad as it sounds,
really. It's not just another cam
pus jig. It’s really an event that
ouldn’t be missed. . . .