Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 15, 1943, Image 1

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This is the Campus, Pvt.
A GROUP . . .
• • • of about 20 newly arrived students from Kern Field, Utah, line up for their comm;
near their new quarters. Each of them carry gas-masks and a tired look, but by now they
cleaned up, and ready to go.
by Ted Bush
unding officer
are rested up,
Seniors Walk Last Mile
Six hundred students will end
their University careers Sunday,
May 30, when they march through
McArthur Court to receive their
degrees as graduates of the class
«43. Among these the outstand
j seniors will receive advanced
degrees. A feature of this com
mencement will be the granting
of five honorary degrees to men
and women distinguished in sci
ence, journalism and civic affairs.
Dr. Donald M. Erb, president of
the University, will deliver the
commencement address, “Wars
Also Teach.” Edgar W. Smith,
official representative of the
state board of higher education,
Will carry a message from the
governing body to the graduating
class, and Chancellor Fred
erick M. Hunter will give his part
ing message to the outgoing class
of 1943.
Baccaleaureate services will be
held at 11 Sunday morning in
McArthur court. A patriotic note
will run through all the events
of Commencement day. The mu
sic, which will be under the di
rection of Dean Kratt, will strike
a patriotic chord, and the address
will be given by Dr. Williston
Wirt, chaplain in the army En
force, stationed at Mather field.
He will talk on “The Church, the
Chaplain, and the Soldier.”
Commencement weekend will
begin on Friday, May 28, with
the annual tea given in the brows
ing room of the library. The event
is for the benefit of the Pauline
Potter Homer Memorial Book
Saturday, May 29, will be
crowded with alumni events be
ginning with the annual meeting
of the State Association of Uni
versity Alumnae. Following the
semi-annual meeting of the Alum
ni association in Guild hall at 11,
will be the University luncheon
at 12 in John Straub hall. Sen
iors will be admitted free, but all
others planning to attend must
get tickets at the alumni office.
Admission will be 65 cents. The
classes of 1913, 1918, and 1933
will reunite at the luncheon, and
each of the reunion classes as
well as the class of 1913 will have
a spokesman.
Saturday evening, the reunion
classes will meet for reunion din
ners. Event of the evening will
be the Failing-Beekman-Jewelt
contest for oratory.
Seniors to Meet
Seniors will gather Tuesday,
May 18, in 105 Commerce hall
at 7:30 p.m. fop Ihe last offi
cial function of the senior class
before graduation, Kay Pack
opz, senior class president, an
nounced this week. All seniors
are urged to be at this short
meeting since several impor
tant matters will be discussed.
Business before the meeting
will' include determination of
the use of class funds and elec
tion cf permanent class officers.
Doris Jones Fills
ISA Presidency
Independent students elected
officers $nd cabinet members of
the Independent Students asso
ciation Friday, the presidency go
ing to Doris Jones, junior in psy
Charles Politz, sophomore in
journalism, was elected vice pres
ident and will preside over the
ISA senate composed of students
from each house.
SElected to the cabinet were:
irianne Blenkinsop, senior rep
resentative; Betty McFayden,
junior representative; and Esther
Griffith, sophomore representa
tive. The freshman member of
the cabinet will be chosen fall
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Drive for Weeds’
Still Going Strong
The campus cigarette drive
has passed the $80 mark, and the
money is still coming in. Barbara
Younger and Charline Pelley, co
chairman of the campaign, ex
pressed themselves as being well
pleased with its results.
The first $75 will be used to
purchase 1500 packs of cigarettes
for soldiers in Australia. All
money over $75 is to be used for
cigarettes for the meteorology
trainees on the campus. Leading
women’s house was Kappa Kappa
Gamma with $5.55, and top men’s
house was Theta Chi, which col
lected $4.25.
Under campus war board di
rection, the drive was sponsored
by Gamma Alpha Chi.
Emerald Chiefs
Announce Staffs
Announcing the new 1943-14
Emerald staff before the annual
Emerald banquet at the Eugene
hotel Wednesday night, Marjorie
Major, next year's editor, dis
closed that the new sheet would
be practically a woman's world.
The new staff is headed by
Marjorie Major as editor, assist
ant editors, Joanne Nichols and
Charles Pclitz; managing editor,
Marjorie Young; news editor,
June Taylor; co-women's editors,
Betty Ann Stevens and Caro!
Greening; co-sports editors, Phyl
lis Lloyd and Marty Beard; army
page editors, Dorothy Rodgers
and Betty Lu Siegman; literary
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UO to Greet Army Trainees
In McArthur Assembly at si;
Soldiersto Swing With Coeds
"This is Oregon," an all-campus assembly summarizing tho
events at the University during the past year, will welcome
the new pre-meteorology students to the campus this morn
ing at 11 in McArthur court, it was decided at the executive
council Thursday.
Nancy Ames, president of the ASUO, will open the assem
bly, followed by a welcoming speech by Dr. Donald M. Erb,
Social Life
Changes effected by wartime
conditions in next year's program
for dormitory students, fraterni
ties, and dates of rush week and
registration were announced yes
terday by campus officials.
"The University will provide
housing next year for all stu
dents who live in dorms,” said
Hazel P. Schwering, dean of wo
men, in view of the fact that it
is unlikely that the dorms will
be operated* for students next
It is a University plan to ar
range operations of several fra
ternity buildings to house both
men and women who would nor
mally live in dorms and frater
No Fraternities
"It is unlikely that fraternities
will be able to operate next year,
and it is probable that many will
be taken over by building corpor
ations, that is, alumni groups of
each chapter,” said Virgil D.
Earl, dean of men. "It is also
possible that the dorms might
be taken over by the armed forc
Women's co-ops and sororities
will operate as usual next year,
and it is expected tha.t one men's
co-op will be in existence.
"The rumor that California and
other out-of-state students will
not be able to come back to Ore
gon should be stopped at once,
because it is not true,” said the
dean of women.
Frosh Week
Next fall freshman week will
begin Wednesday, September 29,
with registration October 1 and 2
and classes beginning October 4,
announced Karl W. Onthank,
dean of personnel administration.
Rushing periods of Greek letter
organizations for next year be
ginning Monday will be more or
less combined with Freshman
Week, it was announced from
President Erb’s office, following
action by the Freshman Week
Regular placement and phys
ical examinations will be given
on Wednesday and Thursday, Sep
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Oreganos Out May 21
Oreganas will bo distributed
from the Co-op store starting
at 8 a.in., Friday, Slay 21. The
1!)43 edit ion will be mailed to
the home of EKC men and men
who have gone into the sendee
if they have paid for the book.
Distribution from the Co-op
will continue on Saturday until
president of the University. First
Lieutenant Charles D. Cable, com
manding officer of the training
detachment stationed here, will
also speak.
F.red Beckwith, sophomore in
journalism, will be master of cere
monies for the program depicting1
University activities during- the
year. Alpha Gamma Delta soror
ity, winners in the women’s divis
ion of the all-campus sing-, will
sing "Blue Skies.” Marie Rogn
dahl, sophomore in music, will
sing a solo and the "Four Knights
and a. Dream” Charlotte Getb
ing, Eugene Ccechini, Don Brwl
enstine, Frank Sardam, and Paul
Beard -— will sing, tentatively,
"Time Goes By,” “Daybreak,”
"My Buddy,” and "I'll Never Smile
Yells will be led by Ted Loud,
yell king, and Jack Olin, freshman
in business administration, will
provide special piano effects. Leci
Ghormley, director of the win
ners of the men's division in the
all-campus sing-, will lead the as
sembly in community singing.
Edna Fisher and Phyllis Tay
lor, sophomores in music, will
play a piano duet, "Scaramouch^,”’
by Milhaud.
"USO,” a play written by Mary
Louise Vincent, senior in English,
will be presented by Mrs. Ottilio
Scybolt's drama group.
Members of Phi Theta, Kwama,
and Skull and Dagger will usher.
The program was arranged and
written by Beckwith and Don
Shanahan, freshman in liberal
Marion Harris, hospitality chair
man of the campus war board, hr
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ROTC Parades
For Governor
In its final parade for the du
ration, the University reserve of
ficer's training- unit will present
a drill and inspection before Ear I
Snell, governor of the state, on.
Thursday, May 20. on Howe field*
according to Colonel Charles 7.,.
Sampson, local commandant.
Cadets and officers will ass cm- •
blc at 1:20 p.m. to begin drill ; ;1M>
inspection. Following inspection,
students of outstanding accom
plishment in military science wjU
be decorated and introduced be
fore the governor.
Graduating seniors will receive
orders to report for active duty?
to the infantry officer's candidate
school at Fort Benning, Georgia.
In the past the annual review
was marked1 by the graduation of
seniors and their presentation
with second lieutenant’s commis
sions, but this year they depart!
directly for school.
Colonel Sampson has announced
that the review will be open to
the public. The University band,
John Stehn directing, will lead
the review and furnish music.