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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 24, 1942)
Thursday after drill, four Cadet
officers ir. the University ROTC
regiment were called before a
traveling examining board for
possible appointment to fill five
vacancies in the ninth corps area
quota for “honor graduates," men
chosen from the 18 institutions
liav rig ROTC in this area.
Frank Albrecht, Richard Blick
c (-staff, William Regner, and
Lewis Torgesou, appointed by
Pr esident Donald Erb and Colonel
R. M. Lyon to represent this
school in the tryouts, were inter
viewed by the traveling board.
The .board, consisting of Col.
Jets Baxter, infantry; Col. Rufus
Maddux, coast artillery, and Cap
ta: Louis Saylor, medical corps,
reviewed the candidates’ records,
checked their physical examina
tion results, and interviewed the.
foe ■ seniors to determine their
ahii ty in military science and
tactics, leadership, character, and
general qualifications to make
them desirable for commissions in
the regular army as second lieu
'These “honor graduates” of
ROTC courses in. the 18 colleges
of the .11 western states may re
ceive commissions on the same
basis as, West Point graduates.
The other members of the ROTC
wiii be commissioned in the U. S.
army reserve, but will go on inl
ine date extended active duty
with troops. Colonel Baxter in
During their examining tour
the board will interview 83 ean
di i.tes chosen from their schools
for scholastic excellency and gen
Two years ago. William B. Ros
soa was graduated and accepted
by the board from Oregon,
Shoot to Win
So far undefeated this year
aad only once beaten last year,
Or.vgon‘3 hard shooting rifle
we neii have chalked up wins over
th- following teams in postal
tv a five-girl match with Ripon
co *ge, Oregon won 430 to 188
O ’.shooting Louisiana State's
w Is in a ton-girl match, they
won 992 to 972. Cal went down
before the barrage of Ducks bul
let •> 499 to 484.
t dptaiu Haney Blythe, in
structor in military science and
coach of the rifle teams, said.
“The girls are as good this year
as wer before, and possibly bet
Last year they lost only to
W -taington. who went on to win
the women's national intercolle
g ' e championship.
'This year Oregon and .Washing
ton are considered the two top
to ■ ns in their field. Saturday,
February 28, a shoulder to shoul
<ie match is scheduled in the
ROTC rifle range between Ore
gon ,s women and the Washing
ton girls. Captain Blythe indicat
ed that the teams are both in top
shape and a close match is ptenn
Believe It or Not
! CALL JESS
1 East 7th Pk. 547
Living organizations should
save large No. 10 (approxi
mately one gallon) tin cans for
use as campus fire fighting
equipment, Earl E. Boushey,
campus fire chief, urged yester
day. When 20 cans have been
accumulated, I). L. Lewis, sup
erintendent of the phyiscal
plant, should be called. Mr.
Lewis will collect the cans.
The value of college education
in the army was discussed at a
law school assembly Wednesday
by Major Carlton E. Spencer, as
sistant state director of selective
service in Oregon.
Major Spencer, who is on leave
of absense from his professorship
on the law school faculty, has
been associated with the Univer
sity of Oregon for 27 years. It is
the duty of those who can go to
the University to continue while
they can, Major Spencer empha
Following the assembly he at
tended a Phi Delta Phi luncheon
at which he also addressed the
law students and faculty mem
Dr. Cornish, Students
Watch Selling Contest
Nile University students, ac
companied by Dr. N. H. Cornish,
professor of business administra
tion. left early Monday morning
for Hillsboro where they will
study sales methods of the mer
chants of that city.
The Hillsboro salespeople are
holding a selling contest this
week and the students plan to
study their techniques from all
possible angles during the two
Prizes will be awarded to out
standing merchants with the re
ports of the students deciding the
Students making the trip are:
George Arbuckle, Lisbetli Dag
gett, Norma Dodele, Betty Gus
tavson, Russ Hudson, Virginia
Lees, Bette Petterson, and Rod
Plans Corvallis Trip
Members of Westminster house
who wish to go to the Sunday
conference at Corvallis are re
quested to sign up before Wed
nesday at the house.
This conference will be held on
March 1, and is a joint meeting
of the Westminster groups of
Oregon State college and the
University of Oregon. Dr. Perry
Hopper of Westminster Presby
terian church of Portland will
lead a forum at 6:30 p.m. with
the topic, “Maintaining Faith.”
Yearly reports of the outgoing
Corvallis officers will be read
and problems discussed.
The group plans to leave at
2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Health Service Offers
Tuberculin Tests Now
Any student who wishes to
have a tuberculin test may take
one at the student health service
during this week of February
Such tests are compulsory for
students applying for a teacher’s
certificate in the state of Oregon,
and anyone needing such a cer
tificate for next year must re
port to the health service during
these dates, according to Dr.
Fred X. Miller, University phy
Swell Y Funds
The Heart Hop, under the
chairmanship of Betty Kincaid,
netted $74.55, more than it
has ever made before, according
to a report given at the YWCA
cabinet meeting Tuesday.
Returns of the World Student
Service fund, still incomplete, are
said to total §258.
Eugene high school Girl Re
serves gave a brief review of
their program, described their or
ganization under Marie Morgan,
and told about their fall confer
ence and state convention.
Cabinet members voted to ap
prove unanimously the Dill Pic
kle club's decision to start a can
teen unit on the campus. This
canteen would operate in emer
gencies to provide food for both
civilians and soldiers.
Lois Nordling, Y president, an
nounced that Mr. Willetts, re
gional secretary of the YWCA
will be on the campus Tuesday,
February 23, and will attend the
cabinet meeting then.
An invitation to join YMCA
members on a retreat to the coast
February 23 was discussed. Ac
ceptance was deferred until the
next meeting in order to find out
how many girls would be inter
ested in going.
Elizabeth Edmunds announced
that a Sunrise service would be
held Easter morning, April 5, and
that the next University vesper
-service would be in March.
Elsie Brownell showed the
group the YW fall term scrap
book which was assembled by
Maureen Conklin in a story form.
Members of the publicity club col
lected the material.
Sig Ep Arsonists
Start Farce Fire
The Eugene fire department,
pledges and members of Sigma
Phi Epsilon, and a few of the
boys from the Sigma Nu and
Kappa Sig houses got a workout
about 1:30 Friday morning all
because the Sig Eps decided to
hold a fire drill.
Maurie Salomon, Loyd Man
ning, and Bob Henderson decided
a fire drill should be realistic so
they filled a wash tub with rags
and lit it. As soon as the flames
had mounted to a sufficient
height and the smoke was pour
ing into the sleeping porch, they
began ringing the fire bell and
shouting to everyone in the porch
that the house was on fire and
to get out as quickly as possible.
The scared Sig Eps rushed down
stairs to see the Sigma Nus, the
Kappa Sigs, the fire department,
and all the neighbors standing
outside watching for the flames.
Somebody in one of the other
houses had seen the smoke and
heard the noise, and turned in an
Assured that there was actual
ly no danger, the shivering audi
ence finally returned to their
beds and the Sig Eps settled
down to discuss the incident un
til sleep called a halt.
UO To Prepare
In line with a measure passed
at a December meeting of the
state board of higher education,
the state property comptroller
has requested that all state in
stitutions prepare a list of sur
plus office equipment that could
be transferred or loaned to vari
ous defense committees for the
duration of the war.
According to J. O. Lindstrom,
University business manager,
there is a particular need of
chairs, desks, filing cabinet3*%nd
tables. Mr. Lindsti'om requested
University departments to send
lists of available surplus equip
ment to his office.
The plan was put into effect by
the state board at the suggestion
of the state system defense coun
cil. Forms and instructions for
the preparation of the regular
annual equipment inventory will
be sent to deans and department
heads within the next few days,
reports Mr. Lindstrom. The inven
tories will be due on March 18.
Under a new arrangement,
supplies inventories will *be re
quired once every four years, in
stead of annually as in the past.
Wednesday Night, 8:30 till 12:30
At The WINTERGARDEN
* 4 Hours of Dancing
* Bob McFadden
* Elmo Bailey
Fun for All
* 4 Big Bands
* Vern Minkler
* Walt Webber, Corvallis
Admission only — Hoc each
Watch for It!
• The "Cover Girl" and runners-up pictures.
• Catalog of spring fashions furnished through
the medium of merchant's advertising.
• Photos of the Cover Girl contestants in spring
fashions as featured by down town mer
• Feature stories on latest spring styles.
• Men's fashions for spring term, too.
• —All in the biggest Emerald that has been
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