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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1942)
Among the newspapermen at
tending the twenty-fourth annual
conference -of-the Oregon Press
association-are a number of prom
inent Oregon alumni.
The arrival of H. Malcolm
Bauer, '35, now public relations
officer in Fort Lewis, was a wel
come surprise, according to Pro
fessor George T. Turnbull, secre
tary of the association and pro
fessor of journalism at the Uni
versity.' He told the' conference
about his work. Lt. Bauer, for
merly city editor of the Oregon
ian was originally scheduled to
address the conference but later
was uncertain if he could attend.
He is listed on the Turnbull-Hall
Phil Bladine, graduate of 1940,
who is now one of the editors and
publishers of the McMinnville
Telephone-Register, is another
notable alumnus present.
The marines are represented
by another alumnus, Roy Vern
strom, graduate of 1J)41, now staff
sergeant in the public relations
office in Portland.
Harris Ellsworth, class of 1922
and editor of the Roseburg News
is also attending. He was recent
ly elected president of the Ore
gon Alumni association.
Begins for '42
Appointed as co-chairmen of
the World Student Service fund
during Christmas vacation were
Bud Vandeneynde, sophomore in
law, and Elizabeth Edmunds,
sophomore in business adminis
The co-chairmen will map plans
this weekend for liaising money
from Oregon students to assist in
salvaging student leadership in
the Far East, Europe, and the
American continents. According
to the chairmen the fund will pro
mote Christian fellowship, and
spread good will among the stu
dents of the world.
The drive will end near the
end of this month, it was said.
A definite date will soon be set.
There will be one visiting speaker
who will address an all-campus
assembly in connection with the
Jean Frideger, a sophomore in
business administration, has been
named as executive secretary for
Student Dance Planned
For Term by YWCA
Heart Hop, the student relief
fund, and events of other YWCA
committees on the “YW” calen
dar for winter term were dis
cussed at the cabinet meeting
Cabinet members were guests
of Eugene students on the cabi
net at a buffet dinner in Mrs. E.
E. DeCou’s home.
Lois Nordlmg, president, called
for brief outlines of future activ
ities from the various committee
heads and joined the cabinet in
welcoming Genevieve Working
home from the national assembly
which she attended this vacation.
At the next meeting which is
to be held Tuesday afternoon at
4 :30 in the “YW" bungalow, Miss
Working will give a report of her
trip and coming events will be
Hewitt's Father Dies
Ray S. Hewitt, graduate assist
ant in English, was called to his
home in Milton, Oregon, by the
death of his father Wednesday.
Who Is Silvia?
Returns to Fold
Joy again pervades the cam
pus capsulery. Silvia has re
turned. Her happy sojourn in the
infirmary nurses’ home was in
terrupted five days ago by the
visit of a black Scotty. The feel
ings instilled by generations of
green-eyed ancestors seemed to
rise to the fore although Silvia
is a cat with amber eyes, not
green. She departed. But Thurs
day she returned, the Scotty is
gone, and all are imported well
The black and orange Silvia af
fords the nurses recreation from
the aches and pains of infirmary
habitants whose Friday member
ship included: Sue Chaney,
Nymphia Lam, Marilyn Beltz,
Lilas Todd, Paul Callahan, Mayo
Goffard, Richard Vannice, Gordon
Hoy, T. Glenn Williams, and Bar
bara Ann Thompson.
Fetes Dr. Erb
Dr. Donald M. Erb, University
president, who was selected by
the Eugene Realty Board as Eu
gene’s first citizen of 1941, will
be feted at a banquet of that or
ganization to be given Monday
night, January 12.
James A. Rodman, past local
president of the Oregon associa
tion of Real Estate Boards, will
be toastmaster. President of the
National Real Estate association,
state president, and state offi
cials are to be present.
Fay M. Bennett was installed
as president of the Eugene Real
ty board at a noon meeting of
the group Thursday.
Members of the faculty who
do not as yet have their tickets
to the banquet may still get them
in executive secretary’s office.
To ROTC Staff
Col. C. L. Sampson, former
ROTC officer for the ninth corps
area, has been ordered to Eugene
by the war department as an ad
dition to the ROTC staff here.
Colonel Sampson will work
with the present staff in carrying
out the training program now
under way. As yet no changes in
the staff or curriculum have been
ordered by the war department.
Formerly stationed at the pre
sidio in San Francisco, Colonel
Sampson has a long and full rec
ord of service with the army. He
rose rapidly from private in the
infantry to duty as a non-com
missioned officer in the Spanish
American war. Commissioned as
a second lieutenant in 1904, he
was rapidly promoted to his pres
ent rank of colonel of infantry.
In World War I Colonel Samp
son received the Purple Heart,
an honor given for wounds sus
tained in battle.
He will move to Eugene with
his family about February 1.
John Stark Evans Airs
Choir on CBS Sunday
John Stark Evans, professor of
music and conductor-organist of
the First Presbyterian church in
Portland, will conduct the church
choir on the “West Coast Church
of the Air" over the Columbia
broadcasting s y s t e m, Sunday
morning at 8.
The choir will sing three num
bers, one of which wil be the
“Kyrie" from Professor Evans’
mass. The program will be broad
cast to eleven western states.
Horace W. Robinson is directer of the John Steinbeck play “Of
Mice and Men,” which will be shown by the University drama division
January 16, 17, and 20 in Johnson hall. Jerry Lakefish and Bob
Stedman will play the roles of George and Lennie in the production.
Box office sale opens Monday, January 12.
UO Trees Take Beating
During Silver Thaw' Blitz
By EDITH NEWTON
With the ice gone and the campus maintenance crew cutting
out broken branches, data is now available on damage done by
this week’s storm to campus trees. Many of these trees were
planted by graduating classes in the past years.
The oldest class tree on the campus is the English laurel
near the west walk leading from Deady hall to Villard hall.
Wind and ice tore this tree, plant
ed in 1879, to the extent that its
shape is marred permanently.
The next class tree planted was
a Japanese cedar growing north
west of Deady hall, and the dam
age to it is slight. The California
big tree, planted by the class of
1880, also survived the icy ordeal
in good shape as did the 1881
a Port Orford cedar, class tree.
One of the most badly damaged
trees on the campus is the elm
near the southwest corner of Vil
lard hall. Limbs from all sides
were bent and broken under the
weight of ice. This tree was
started by the class of 1883 from
a slip from the famous elm tree
at Washington’s tomb at Mt.
The incense cedar growing near
the west entrance to Deady hall
lost a few branches, but its gen
eral shape survived. The silver
pine of the class of 1885, the ar
bor vitae tree near the east en
trance to Villard hall, planted by
the class of 1887, and the tama
rack growing in front of the north
entrance to Villard hall, planted
by the class of 1889, suffered very
The class tree of 1891, an Eng
lish cedar, has about 15 feet brok
en off the top. This is not the
tree planted by the class, but one
planted by Mrs. J. O. Holt to
replace the original class tree
* About 10 feet was broken off
the top of the California redwood
growing in front of the west
porch of Villard hall and planted
by the class of 1892.
One big limb was broken from
the black walnut tree planted by
the class of 1894, but as a whole
the tiee is in good condition.
The main trunk of the linden
tree planted about 100 feet east
of the northeast corner of Villard
hall by the class of 1895 is un
harmed, but the original shape of
the tree is ruined.
The two big “Condon Oaks’’
which were given metal name
plates by the classes of 1897 and
1900 lost several large limbs, one
measuring more than one foot in
diameter. The north side of both
of these trees suffered the most
The myrtle tree planted in
front of the west entrance to Vil
lard hall by the class of 1898 was
bent almost to the ground. Since
the thaw it has almost regained
its original height.
Math Enrollment Hits
New University Record
Enrollment in mathematics this
term is the largest in the history
of the University, according to
Dr. A. F. Moursund, head of the
This increase, he said, is caused
primarily by students preparing
for service in the army and navy.
Several new courses have been
added for these students this
During the ’30s mathematics
enrollment in high schools and
colleges decreased markedly.
Because of this decrease the
navy has found it necessary to
r eject hundreds of applicants with
deficiencies in mathematics, said
Lieut. Commander Burton Davis.
John L. Casteel, director of the
speech division, spoke Friday
noon to the Portland Civic club
at the Benson hotel on the "Illu
mination of Humor.”
Cadet officers for winter term
drill assignments with the Uni
versity ROTC have been appoint
ed by Col. R. M. Lyon, head of
the department, as follows:
Cadet colonel, Louis Torgescn;
majors, Frank Albrecht, Richard
Blickenstaff, Gene Brown, Bill
Regner; captains, Allen Adams,
Kenneth Boyels, James Carney,
Ken Christiansen, Ray Conroy,
Ralph Currin, Robert Curri^
Thomas Hardy, Ted Lindley, Wil
lis McCarty, Ernest Murphy,
Warren Phillips, Dave Scoggin,
Jerry Shank, Fred Stickels, and
First lieutenants, March Bow
ers, Kenneth Bowes, Duane Carl
son, Robert Cherney, James
Craighton, James Curry, Eugene
Didak, William Fugit, Alvin
Gray, Raymond Hovee, David
Knox, Loyal Lang, Frank Mc
Kinney, Robert Oleson, Emerson
Page, John Raffetto, James Rus
sell, Morry Stein, and Ernest Wil
Second lieutenants, Paul Bocci,
William Browne, Stephen Bush,
Richard Draper, James Durk
heimer, James Frost, William
Knight, Julian Leonard, Carl Lit
tle, William MacGibbon, Frank
Rowe, Glenn Smith, Don Swink,
Walker Treece, Ed Wheeler, and
These appointments are
changed each term to give the
senior officers practice in various
capacities of command duty.
When the ROTC unit meets
Thursday, these officers will be
in charge of groups of freshn^i
and sophomore students.
Girl Scout Local Head
Arrives at UO Tuesday
Mrs. Helen Leonard, local di
rector of the Girl Scouts of Am
erica in Portland, will be on the
campus Tuesday to meet with
members of the physical educa
tion class in recreational leader
ship, taught by Miss Florence
Alden, professor of physical edu
Mrs. Leonard will be honored
at a no-host luncheon at noon
Tuesday in the Anchorage.
Friends and others interested in
the Girl Scout movement are in
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is studying for a degree at the
University at present.
Box office sale opens Monday,
January 12 from 10 to 12, and 1
to 5 daily to continue through
the week. There will be a special
sale for holders of University
theater season tickets Friday and
Saturday of this week and t.hfiy
are urged to make their reserva
tions at this time.
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12:30 p.m. with Palmer Hoyt act
ing as toastmaster. After' com
mittee reports are made and of
ficers elected, the radio broad
casting crew from Dean Eric W.
Allen’s senior class in editing will
present a skit, “What We See in
the Oregon Papers.” The crew
is composed of: Mary Lois Dana,
Mimi O’Donnell, Charles Boice,
and Ted Harmon.
Professor Charles M. Hulten’.s.
discijssion of press law, originally
scheduled for Friday, will
Dr. Donald M. Erb, University
president, will close the confer
ence describing “Higher Educa
tion and the War.”