Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 14, 1942, Page 3, Image 3

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    Visitor Tells of Brazil’s
Educational Progress
Students who think the four years required for comple
tion of a university course is a long time seldom realize that
they attend the only universities in the world where four-year
courses exist, Dr. Hernane Tavares de Sa, visitor in Eugene
this week, explained last night when asked about the differ
ences between college life in South America and here.
South American schools are all like the European univer
sities, Dr. Tavares explained.
“The usual course is seven years
in the university. Now they are
trying to cut it down because of
economic pressure,” he said.
Campus Taken for Granted
| Dr. Tavares, a professor of bi
ology at the University of Sao
Paula, is now making a tour of
the United States to study
schools here, and plans to write
a book about this country when
he returns to his native country.
“Here the campus is taken for
granted, but in other countries
there is no possibility for stu
dent life,” Dr. Tavares said, and
went on to explain that in other
countries the university buildings
are scattered about the city, and
no interest is taken in the indi
vidual student’s life, but only in
the progress he is making in his
Arrived Sunday
During the past nine months
Dr. Tavares has visited schools
in all parts of this country and
lectured on Brazilian-American
^relations. The biology professor
csaid he considers biology a sci
ence including the study of hu
man genetics, sociology, and race
problems. He graduated in 1935
from a school in Belgium and
then returned to Brazil. This is
Dr. Tavares’ second trip to the
United States.
Dr. Tavares arrived here Sun
day after visiting on the campus
at Corvallis and the University of
Washington last week.
Brazil Favors War
Asked about the attitude of
South American students con
cerning the war he said, “Stu
dents favor the war. Many have
volunteered, but the government
is trying to keep them in school.”
Before Brazil’s entrance into
the war, students went on strike
and would not attend classes be
cause they wanted the govern
ment to participate actively in
the fight, Mr. Tavares said.
Dr. Tavares said his book,
“Dear Neighbor, This Is Brazil,”
is to be published soon. He will
wr ite a similar book about Amer
ica in Portuguese for publica
tion and distribution in Brazil.
If his plans can be followed
through, Dr. Tavares will visit 75
universities in the United States.
However, he may be called into
military service in Brazil before
he can complete his tour.
Exchange Fellowships Diked
“Exchange fellowships are one
of the best things that can be
done,” the Brazilian educator
said when asked about how rela
tionships between North and
South American can be im
Nelson Rockefeller, the coor
dinator of inter-American af
fairs, is doing a splendid job, Dr.
Tavares said with enthusiasm as
he talked of the relations between
the Americas.
Population Increasing Fast
People often fail to realize
how fast South American coun
tries are progressing. Sao Paulo
is now the fastest growing city
in the world next to Washington,
D. C., he remarked.
‘‘You’ve likely never heard of
it, but the population of Sao
Paula is 1,560,000,” he said, add
ing that the population of Brazil
is increasing at a rate of more
than a million each year.
Dr. Tavares spoke to students
at the assembly yesterday morn
ing at 11, and will speak at 7:30
tonight in the faculty room of
Friendly hall.
‘Friendly Homes’ Topic
At YW Afternoon Tea
All University women have
been invited to the discussion
this afternoon at the YWCA
bungalow when ‘‘Friendly Homes
Open to Students” will be the
Mrs. R. T. Burnett, advisor of
the town and gown group, will
be the resource leader for the
forum, and Betty McFadyen
and Leslie Brockelbank are serv
ing as co-chairmen of the meet
YW members who checked the
town and gown group as one of
their interests on YW member
ship cards are especially encour
aged to attend today’s meeting.
The discussion will concern
the opening of local homes to
girls for afternoon , visits during
the school year.
Campus Awaits
(Continued front page one)
Men who are interested in these
programs were advised by Dr.
Carl F. Kossak, campus adviser
for deferment classifications, to
“sit tight” unless they have al
ready registered for the draft, and
are in immediate danger of in
“Students should appreciate
the opportunity offered by the
board in coming to the Univer
sity, because this eliminates the
necessity of their traveling to
Portland,” said Dr. Kossack
“The Portland recruiting of
fice has more than it can handle
without the extra load of col
lege students. It was to relieve
this pressure that the board was
organized,” continued Dr. Kos
The enlisted reserve corps of
the army has permanent offices
in room 2, commerce, where men
will be interviewed for enlistment
in the ERC any time.
The situation is different for
men who have passed their twen
tieth birthday. These men should
see Dr. Kossack as soon as pos
sible if they intend to avail them
selves of deferment opportuni
ties. No enlistments will be ac
cepted in the officers’ reserves
after induction notices have been
Plans are now under way for
Oregon’s 1942-43 rifle team. All
students who have previously
fired on the once-champion Ore
gon rifle team, any other rifle
team, or who have reason to be
lieve that they have excellent
shooting ability, are requested to
report to Major Blythe as soon
as possible. Major Blythe is
available for interviews on Mon
day, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Friday afternoons at his office
in the ROTC barracks.
Tuesday afternoon and Satur
day morning have been reserved
as practice time for previous
members. Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
have been reserved as time for
new students to try out.
The University’s rifle range
has seen much improvement dur
ing the summer. The stairway in
the middle of the range has been
removed, and fluorescent lighting
has been installed. In addition, a
new target carrier system has
been devised by the military de
Dr. Wright Presents
Spanish Radio Show
Dr. Leavitt O. Wright, profes
sor of romance languages, will
present for the first time over
the radio a program entitled,
“Learn to Speak Spanish.’’ The
main purpose of the program is
to teach correct pronunciation of
the language. It will be heard
Tuesday nights at 7:30 on KOAC.
The broadcast is intended to
supplement first-year Spanish
correspondence courses now be
ing sent throughout the state by
the general extension division.
“The particular interest in
Spanish of the Americas is due
Oregon ^Emerald
Night staff:
John “Shad" Gurley, night ed
Bill Stratton
Lucie Morris
Ruth Fleming
Judy Young
Tony Nickachos
Bob Peckham
Eleanor De Young
Jan Settle
Key Lloyd
Shirley Wallace
Albert Howard
Dorothy Stevens
Wednesday advertising staff:
John Jensen, advertising man
Rosalie Calef
George Dodge
Dwayne Heathman
Lenora Newell
Robert Lindstedt
Arthur Elbon
Tuesday office staff:
Bernice Gulick
Nora Wilton
Alysone Hales
Lillian Hedman
Rannie Fletcher
Tuesday layout staff:
Ruth Dozier
Bettylou Allegre
Tuesday copy desk:
Ted Bush, city editor
Fred Weber
Courtney Swander
Phyllis Van Petten
Lois Pringle
Sidney Seymour
Bill Yates
Mary Joe Mead
Wilma Foster
to our daily increasing friendly
relations with our neighboring
continent on the south and to
our demand for the language as it
affects military and commercial
interests,” said Dr. Wright
AH students in education 311, 2,
3, and students teaching must
have recordings made of their
voices on or before October 15.
Recording is done by the speech
division in Friendly hall. Ap
pointments may be made by sign
ing the list on Mr. H. M. Sha
fer’s door in the education build
Badminton club will meet at
7:30 this evening in Gerlinger
hall. All interested persons are
invited to attend. Rackets and
shuttlecocks are not furnished.
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Feathertouch Ensemble, $16.50, for men of
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Uses the Last Drop
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