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VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 17
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1942
By ROBERTA BOYD
University men who have
joined the armed forces will re
formal recognition in the
latest Homecoming contest, it
was announced Thursday by Pat
The contest starts today and
Is open to every men’s living or
ganization on the campus. Each
house entering the contest will
trace back as far as possible and
compile a list of all their alums
who are now in some branch of
the armed services.
“To the victor,” the house with
the greatest number of alums in
the services, will go “the spoils,”
this time in the form of a service
flag with the number of stars
corresponding to the number of
men the winning house has in the
The flag will be awarded on
I^lay night of the Homecoming
weekend at the proposed McAr
thur court rally.
At this rally, in honor of these
alums, the various campus re
serves, including the marines,
army, navy (V-l, V-5, V-7), air
corps, and ROTC, will be assigned
separate seats and from these
will sing their respective martial
The names of the alums are to
be compiled by November 2, and
will be checked at the alumni of
fice. These lists should include
the alum’s name, rank (if pos
sible), and class.
Position of sophomore repre
sentative on the executive com
mittee is open and petitions for
the position will be accepted by
the committee until noon Satur
day, October 17, according to Les
Anderson, ASUO president.
The vacancy was created when
Harold Locke, elected last spring,
quit school this term.
Sophomores interested should
turn in their petitions to Carolyn
Holmes, secretary of the commit
Applicants will be interviewed at
4 o'clock n^xt Monday afternoon
in the ASUO office in McArthur
£ urt. Further notice of the inter
views will be given the applicants,
according to Anderson.
Sophomores petitioning should
have a certificate of eligibility for
activities from the dean’s office.
Locke was the executive com
mittee representative to the edu
cational activities board. In his
absence some other member of the
committee will be appointed at
the next meeting.
Because of the recent tire short
age et al,
paused in the main by the war
An apropos slogan for Homecom
‘‘Retread your way to Oregon.”
Activity Men Ineligible
Stiffened eligibility rules adop
ted by the scholarship commit
tee for participation in extra
curricular activities have made
ineligible for office, Earle Rus
sell, yell king; Ted Bush, asso
ciate editor of the Emerald; and
Sprague Carter, senior football
The new rules adopted by both
the scholarship committee and
the ASUO executive committee
raise the required GPA of activ
ity participators to a cumulative
of 2.00 with the preceding term’s
GPA at least a 2.00.
In the past the required GPA
cumulative required for activity
participation was 1.75 with the
preceding term’s grade not below
1.50 for lower division students.
Requirements for upper division
students stood at a 2.00 cumula
tive and not less than 1.75 for
the preceding term.
The new rules of the scholar
ship committee were adopted
August 31 and further amended
this week. With the exception of
the two clauses added in paren
thesis to rules two and three
these rules were adopted last
spring by the ASUO executive
The additions in parenthesis
were added by the scholarship
committee but are not part of
the rules adopted by the execu
The rules of the scholarship
(Please turn to page three)
Scrap All Day
There’s really only one way to
thoroughly enjoy yourself at the
Saturday morning, crawl out of
the wrong side of the bed and
start the day horribly. After find
ing a hard blunt instrument, re
move your shoe and kick it with
a swift, crunching movement.
Then brush your teeth with a
good depilatory but only after
adjusting the cabinet door to a
suitable range for the upward
motion of your head.
Other suggestions include dash
ing to' an eight o'clock that isn’t,
returning too late for breakfast,
dropping your books in the mud,
and flipping on your face in the
Then steam down to the parade
■—grab a hammer and let go!
You can’t lose .
Dorm Social Council
Sponsors ’Stag Tag’
All students living in dorms are
invited to attend the "Stag Tag"
tonight from 8 to 11 in the men's
dormitory, according o Stan Ha
ger, dance chairman.
Sponsored by the inter-dormi
tory social council, this is the
first all-dorm dance of the year.
Since music will be furnished- by
records, campus clothes are in
ALPHA TAU OMEGA TEAMS UP WITH PI BETA PHI . . .
. . . and starts their scrap collecting-. Shown here are some of the
members of each organization with two cars ready to be scrapped.
Determined Coeds Arm,
Slate Maleless Capers
By BETTY ANN STEVENS
To “shoo” unwelcome males away from the sacred pre
cincts of Gerlinger the night of November 12, senior “cops,”
i.e.—16 determined female members of the senior class, will
guard all entrances to the strictly male-less Coed Capers.
Garbed in borrowed, strayed, or stolen Order of the "Q”
regalia, the following newly-appointed girls will police the
Carolyn Smith, Mary - Ellen
Smith, Marge Dibble, Nancy
Riesch, Corrine Nelson, “Goldie"
Puziss, Abbie Jane White, Nelda
Christenson, Marilyn Marshall,
Jean Smith, Connie Averill, Floz
ence Cooley, Barbara Hampson,
Mary Anderson, Betty Biggs
Schrick, and Mildred Wilson.
“Women in War Work" is the
tentative theme of the Capers,
according to Janet Ross, chair
man. Complete details will be an
Prizes will be awarded to the
living organization appearing in
the most outstanding costumes.
Last year Hendricks hall re
ceived the first prize. Awards will
also be given for the class pre
senting the best skit, a contest
which the sophomores won last
Displayed at the Co-op store
this week is a novel by Sally El
liott Allen, wife of Dean Erie
W. Allen of the University school
of journalism. Published by
Liveright company, the story
concerns the affairs of a cultured
cabinet maker who has a home
ly philosophy and a conventional
Sketched in the story are de
scriptions of Mexico where Mrs.
Allen has traveled. The author
has long been active in Eugene's
Very Little Theatre, and has also
headed Mortar Board, Pot and
Quill, and Matrix Table at the
Night might be the ideal time
to sleep—when it's dark, and
there aren't any bright lights to
bother you, but who won't wel
come a few minutes of “shuteye"
in the daytime—if he can find a
Some brilliant Oregon student
seems to be making the best of
the situation, and c^en seems to
have the solution to Old Sol’s
disturbing rays. He merely set
tles down in the reference room
of the library, dons a pair of
dark glasses—and he's off to
To Enter Scrap
The battleship Oregon, which
public school students of Oregon
once saved from the junk pile lost
its fight for life Tuesday, when
the navy officially requested that
it be turned into scrap.
Plans are now being made to
hand the 50-year-old Spanish war
relic over to Secretary of the
Navy Frank Knox in Portland on
December 7, the first anniversary
of Pearl Harbor. The old vessel
will yield approximately 10.000
tons of metal—one-tenth of Ore
gon’s quota in the nationwide
With only one day left to ‘‘get
in the scrap'’ until the deadline
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Eugene's
dump grounds might well ho
raided along with houses’ old
scrap cans, pails, lawn mowers,
trophies, and even fraternity and
Judges for the noise parado
will be Virgil D. Earl, dean of
men, Miss Janet Smith, employ
ment secretary, and Warren.
Price, assistant professor of
Noise and Scrap
They will decide which pair of
houses makes the most noise and
contributes the most scrap.
Prizes for the affair are two
$25 defense bonds, each awarded
to the winning men's and wom
"Each house should see that it.
has its own sign attached to its
own junk during- the parade,” re
minded Kay Schrick, co-chair
man of the campus scrap drive.
The University band will also
march in the parade which starts
at 10:30 a.m., and will form on
Fifth street near the Oregon
Electric depot continuing up Wil
lamette, turning left on Thir
teenth and over to Pearl street
where all scrap will be dumped.
What to use in the scrap
iron noise parade:
1. One motor - driven truck ;
3. As many non-motor driv
en wagons, bicycles, carts, or ;
trailers as can be lined lip.
Buies for the noise parade: '
1. All noise must be “hand ,
3. All scrap used to create
noise must be. thrown onto the
scrap pile at Thirteenth andl “
Pearl following the parade.
3. Judging will be based 50 ‘
per cent on noise, and 50 per ,
cent on scrap volume turned
4. Violators to rules one and
two will be disqualified. ,
UO Grad Assists
In Prison Camp
Mrs. Marjorie Murdock Hoo
ver. a University of Oregon grad
uate in 1938, is one of the staff
members helping to administer
the American prison camp in
Japanese-held Manila, according
to word1 received by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Murdock of
First news of her safety was
brought by Jennifer White, AP
correspondent, who returned on
the Gripsholm. She went to tho
Philippines in 1941, and there
married William S. Hoover. Ah
the time of the occupation of tho
islands, Mrs. Hoover was em
ployed by Francis B. Sayre, high,
commissioner of the Philippines.
Mrs: Hoover is a member of
Alpha Phi and of Phi Beta Kap
pa, national scholastic society. •