I Political Guns P^gin to Load— See Page 2 Ducks Down Willamette Five— See Page 4 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1943 VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 52 y/ar Rally Calls Ducks Three Experts to Discuss Civil Defense for Campus Discussions on methods of chemical warfare, methods of organizing civilian defense, protection of public buildings dur ing an air raid, and relations between civilian defense and the armed forces, are features of the campus defense rally which will be held today in McArthur court, at 11 a.m., Len Barde, campus war board chairman, said Wednesday. \ They will be presented respec tively by three graduates of the civilian protection school of the University iof Washington—Dr. D. S. Dedrick, assistant profes rof chemistry on the campus, H. Peterson of the Peterson Mortgage company, W. G. Wil mot of the Eugene water board, and L. K. Shumaker, director of lower division advisers. Les Anderson, ASUO president, will introduce the following mem bers of the war board: Len Barde, chairman, Oge Young, Betty Bevil, Bill Lilly, Marge Curtis, Don Brinton, Roger Dick, Ruth Collins, Mary Jane Terry, Caro lyn Holmes, Jean Frideger, and Barbara Younger. Mr. Shumaker will present C. V. Boyer, Webb Gard, Mrs. Clif ford Constance, and Ray Magin nis, all members of the defense council for district 10, Lane coun ty. Senior Ball Gets Touch of ’Bard’ Opening the lid on the 1943 senior ball, Bud Vandeneynde re vealed that for their theme sen iors are borrowing and remodel ing a title from William Shake speare. Those who attend the final class function of the class of ’43, Saturday, January 16, will dance a “A Midwinter Night’s Dream.” The Bard Outdone Other than admitting that, as the title implies, there would be a winter atmosphere, Vande neynde was mum, suggesting Ihat those interested in seeing tie improvements over the im mortal bard come to the ball. Eleanor Engdahl, decorations co-chairman with Bob Jones, went a little further to admit that “We’re centering decora tion attention cn an unusual treatment of the bandstand.” Advance Sales Those interested in purchasing their share of the “Midwinter Night’s Dream” will be able to purchase tickets in advance be ginning Saturday, Lois Hulser, ticket chairman, revealed. House Representatives will have their tickets at this time. • Special advantage in buying ckets early, pointed out by Chairman Hulser, was the reduc tion in price. Door prices have been set at $1.40 as contrasted to the $1.25 paid out by those who buy before Saturday. Honorary Photos Kennell-EIlis will take pic tures for the Oregana all day Thursday of students who are members of honoraries and have not had their pictures taken for any other section of the book. Geologist Warns, 'Dam the River’ To prevent floods similar to those of last week from occur ring- in the future, the five Wil lamette river dams which were not constructed should be fin ished as quickly as possible, ac cording to Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of geology and geography departments. The Cottage Grove and Fern Ridge dams helped conditions from becoming worse, declared Dr. Smith. Five more dams on the Willamette and its tributar ies were war casualties. They were to be cn the McKenzie, San tiam, Row river, and the middle fork of the Willamette. Dr. Smith also gave an explan ation of the many slides which blocked railways and highways during the flood, saying that much of the rock is predominant ly clay and' when wet slides eas ily. He suggested that slopes be lessened in order to prevent the rock from slipping. Eight Juniors File for Post Prospective Dad’s Day chair men will be interviewed by the executive council today at 4 p.m. Petitions for the position were submitted by Jim Thayer, sopho more in journalism, and Dick Igl, junior in law, Carolyn Holmes, second vice-president of the ASUO, revealed Wednesday. Eight students will be inter viewed for the junior post on the executive council, which was left open when Max Brown, former representative, failed to return to school. Those petitioning for the post were Ted Goodwin, Americo Di Benedetto, John Aaron, Bill Macy, Robert Bloom, Stan Web er, Bud Putnam, and John Rob inson. The office seekers will be in terviewed in the faculty room in Friendly hall. Drama Coach Extends Call for Comedy Actors All men students interested in parts in a farce to be pre sented by the Guild Hall play ers may communicate with Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt, associate pro fessor of speech and dramatic arts, today or Friday, in her office in Johnson hall or in the University theater. Museum's New Policy Adds Lending Library The Murray-Warner Art muse um is now open on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 3 to 5. In accordance with a new policy, duplicate copies of books in the museum library may be charged out for a week as long as they're not needed for class use, announces Mrs. Marjorie Reynolds, museum librarian. Qogg&uma). . . Coeds Prepare Welcome For Wolves at Their Door By EDITH NEWTON King of the Wolves on the Oregon campus will be officially named January 15 when the men’s living organization winning first place in the Nickel Hop receives that title as part of their prize in the annual dance. Besides the honorary name, the winning men’s groups will receive $5 worth of records from the Radio Laboratory. They may make their own selection of records, Joan Dolph, co-chairman of the AWS sponsored dance, an nounced Wednesday. First Prize To the women’s organization winning first place will go the Nickel Hop cup which is present ed annually to the top group in the dance. The name of the win ning organization is engraved on the cup each year. For each 15 minutes of danc ing men will pay 5 cents. The wo men’s organization taking in the largest sum in proportion to the number of women participating will win the cup. Men’s Award Men will receive a ticket for each three numbers danced with a girl. The organization holding the most tickets per person will receive the record award. Bonnie Umphlette, sophomore in business administration, was (Please turn to page three) Student Execs to Consider Important Political Question Should the freshman class organize politically? Recommendation and discussion on this political bomb shell will land in the lap of the executive council at 4 p.m. to day in Friendly hall. Steve Worth, first vice president of the ASUO appointed to organize the class of '46, will return three alternatives for Scraps Scramble Scratches Cans Tin cans have been crossed off the list of salvage articles made up of fats and greases, rubber articles, silk or nylon stockings, and scrap metal, which will be collected Friday afternoon, it was announced Wednesday by Marge Curtis, campus salvage commit tee co-chairman. The reason for not including tin cans is that the Lane county war board does not have facili ties to dispose of them at pres ent. According to Miss Curtis, the cans must be de-tinned before they can be made into usable scrap. “We expect to pick them up sometime next week when facil ities are available,’’ she added. SigEpPlggin’ Goes to War Facing lowered house grades in common with the entire cam pus, the Sig Ep scholarship chair man, Harry Miller, put a pre mium on ”A’s’’ and a priority on dates two weeks ago in a system designed to combat low GPA’s caused by war unrest with one of the war’s own institutions, the rationing system. me omce ot date administra tion, which handles the ration ing, has all machinery necessary to carry on a rigid grade conser vation program with a bonafide ration book bearing the person’s identification, his record and a specified amount of coupons to be clipped on dating days. These books must be presented at the ODA office for approval, before the bearer is allowed to leave the house. ODA books and dating privileg es will automatically be taken from the student misusing the coupons. Persons wishing new booklets because of changed house or grade status may file a petition with Miller. Ration books range from “A” to “X” with pigging privileges varying from one night a week to no restrictions. “I think the fellows realize they brought it on themselves,” explained Miller, as he remarked that so far even "A” and ”B” card holders had cooperated. He added, “ ‘X’ card holders are all for it.” NICKEL HOP Why not go to Nickel Hop, I’m sure t’would be good recrea tion, And incidentally help to put More nickels into circulation. —J. W. S. council discussion: The. Plans 1. To recommend class organ ization as originally planned. 2. To recommend elimination of freshman class organization during the war years. 3. To recommend elimination of freshman class organization:! as a permanent policy. Fresh Glee If the council recommends no organization, and the class ac cepts the decision, freshmen would still have a Frosh Glee. This dance would be planned at an informal class meeting. If the council recommends? class organization, freshmen will meet sometime between January " and' 15 to nominate officers. Frosh Committee Worth’s recommendations fol low a study of class organiza tion problems. He has been work ing with .a freshman committee composed of John Malcolm, Mar tha Hoch, Frank Sardam, Bus ter Beaudoin, Jean Reynolds, Ed Allen, and Jack Olin. Worth mentioned the unstable condition of students’ status which may cause a sense of in security and lethargy of cooper ation in regard to eliminating or ganization for the duration. Possible Break The plan to eliminate fresh man organization as a permanent policy might be one way of break ing down the definite political al liances built up the first year students are on the campufe, ac cording to Worth. While two of his three alterna tive plans would eliminate fresh man organization at least for the present, Worth did not indicate which course he would recom (Please turn to pat/e three) WAA to Initiate At Today's Meet Initiation of new members and outlining the winter term’s sports program will be featured at a mass meeting held by the Wom en’s Athletic association in Ger linger hall a-t 4 p.m. today. Girls eligible for membership in WAA have been notified and arc expected to be present at the, meeting. Brief reports will be given by the representatives of WAA d.c tivities last term. Special features of the meeting’ will be roll call of houses, pre sentation of officers, cabinet mem bers and sports managers. The master dance group will provide entertainment. Recognition of outstanding house teams and of girls making the all-star volley ball team will be given. Also planned are brief preview skits of winter term ac tivities.