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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 16, 1942)
Started last spring term, the
Oregon alumni gift fund has
raised $1395 to be used for sup
plying the science departments
with needed equipment, Dr. H. B.
Yocom, head of the zoology de
partment, said today.
The money is being kept in the
bank and may be drawn on at
any time, said Dr. Yocom. How
ever, he explained, before any
equipment may be installed, the
science departments must get
priorities from the government.
Any item containing rubber or
metal is at a premium and may
be used only in courses training
^)en and women for war work.
Aid From Money
All science departments will
benefit from the fund, which will
be allocatel to the various de
partments. Dr. Morris, Dr. A. F.
Moursund ,and Dr. Yocom, all of
the science ctepartment, have
taken charge of the fund and its
When the priorities on metal
have been lifted, Yocom said, each
item bought through the fund
will be set with a brass plate in
recognition of the alumni who do
nated during the summer.
The science fund idea started
last spring when Dr. A. E. Cas
well, now in research work at
the Michigan Institute of Tech
nology, contracted to buy some
electrical equipment from Pro
sor O’Day of Reed college. The
department of physics did not
have enough money, Yocom ex
plained, so raised it from contri
butions of friends and interested
people in Eugene. It was then,
he said, the idea hatched that
alumni would be interested in
getting more needed equipment.
Harris Ellsworth, president of
the Alumni association, sent let
ters to members who pledged the
$1395 now collected at the bank.
It will probably be used for new
microscopes, special miscro
scopes, and electrical equipment.
Library Adds Volume
Given By Mr. Villard
Volume three of The Liberator,
'^’Ch was published in 1833,
was received Thursday, October
15, at the University library as
a gift of Oswald Garrison Vil
The Liberator was a paper pub
lished by Wm. Lloyd Garrison,
who was maternal grandfather
of Oswald Garrison Villard, and
was a voice for the anti-slavery
During the summer the library
received volumes 6 through 30
of this publication, and the 26
volumes now in the library will
be on display in the circulation
lobby during Homecoming.
Oswald Garrison Villard is the
son of Henry Villard, who was a
benefactor of the University in
its early days, and for whom Vil
larcl hall is named.
-**even stages in the life of a
He's hired. He’s admired. He’s
inspired. He’s mired. He’s tired.
He’s fired. He’s retired.
MYRA HTTLSEK JOHNSON, ’40 ...
. . . who is now civilian director of public relations at Mather field, Sacramento.
Shown above, she interviews airplane m3chanics, Private Paul Smith and Ser
geant Victor Kyle.
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By BETTY LU SIEGMAN
Among the hundreds of Oregon
graduates and former students
serving in the various branches
of service for Uncle Sam, the fol
lowing men are included:
John Cavanaugh, ’41, is in
training at the army anti-air
craft officers’ candidate school in
Ensign Robert Nelson Adrian,
former U.O. student and graduate
of the U. S. Naval Academy at
Annapolis in ’42, is on active duty
aboard the U. S. S. Gregory.
Walter R. Vernstrom, ’38, is a
private in the army at Sheppard
Field, Texas, undergoing training
to be an instructor.
Dean Vincent, Jr., a University
graduate in 1941, is a second lieu
tenant in the army's quartermas
ter corps, stationed at Seattle,
Lieutenant George D. Varoff,
student of 1939, is in the air
corps at Harlingen Army Gun
nery School in Harlingen, Texas.
Larry Harvey Labby, ’39,
Professor Will Paint
David J. McCosh, assistant pro
fessor of drawing and painting,
has received a request from the
section of fine arts of the public
buildings administration to paint
a mural for a new postoffice
building in Beresford, South Da
kota. The painting, to be done in
oils, will portray an agricultural
scene and will be approximately
7 by 11 feet in size.
ranks as a lieutenant in the
medical corps, 3d division, at
Fort Lewis, Washington.
First Lieutenant Ralph Fred
eric Lafferty, '40, is in the army,
stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash
Cadet Paul L. Rarrison, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harrison, Sa
lem, is now stationed at Pecos
army air force basic flying school,
Pecos, Texas, it was announced
last week by Colonel Harry C.
Wisehart, commanding ofifcer.
Upon succesful completion of ba
sic flying training Cadet Harri
son will proceed to an advanced
flying school under the west
coast basic training center com
Leonard Grady Hicks, '41, is a
lieutenant in the marines at
Camp Elliott, California.
Another former Oregon student
also in the marines is Corporal
Marion Frederick Hoblitt, 1938,
who was reported missing after
the battle of Corregidor but was
later reported well somewhere
with the marines in the Pacific
Theodore Roosevelt Halton,
Oregon student of 1941, is an elec
trician's mate in the navy.
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The development and progress
of the University library over a.
period of 60 years is recorded in
a historical sketch entitled '“The
University of Oregon Library,”
compiled by Henry D. Sheldon,
research professor of history and
Beginning with the founding
of the library in 1$S2 with money
donated by Henry Villard, presi
dent of the Northern Far jfic
railroad, the booklet relates the
story of the first library housed
in a room in Deady hall, then
the University's only building.
In 1907 the growing collection
of books was moved into a new
$25,000 building, and later a
$30,000 fireproof addition was
constructed. After World War I
the need for a now building be
came urgent, and the present
structure, designed in modified
Romanesque style, was dedicated
jn October, 1937. The library .now
contains 333,000 volumes.
The library staff presented a
specially bound copy of the Shel
don book to Matthew Hale Doug
lass, who retired as librarian
emeritus in August after 34
Comedian Bob Burns studied
civil engineering at the Univer
sity of Arkansas.
An information center has been
established at University cf Ken
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