Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 12, 1944, Page 4, Image 4

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    ‘Druid’ThomasCondon Gave
Science, Liberalism to 1)0
Someone once described him as an “ancient Druid”—partly
because of the long, grey beard which lay across his entire chest
and partly because of his great oratorical powers which made
him one of the best known speakers in the state. And the pic
tures that remain of Thomas Condon are certainly testimonials
to the beard, if not to the title.
Week's Scrap Drive
Seeks Paper Turn-in
Emphasis will be placed on pa
per for the scrap drive this week,
Florence Hintzen and Bibbitts
Strong, co-chairmen of the sal
vage committee, announced Tues
day. This week’s drive should be
the biggest yet, they said.
All houses on the campus should
have their collection of scrap
ready Friday afternoon when a
truck will pick them up. The col
lection of paper is in conjunction
with the paper drive in Eugene
but tin cans and fats will also
be collected. The cans should be
completely flattened with labels
removed and the waste fats should
be in glass jars or cans, prefer
ably covered. In case of rain the
scrap should be placed in a dry
place until collected.
The papers must be tied in neat
bundles to facilitate handling
and moving, the chairman said. In
order to help augment its funds,
the money gained by selling the
papers to the civilian defense coun
cil will be given to the campus
war board.
Six records will be awarded to
the living organization turning
in the most paper.
'Bond Girl' Contestants
(Continued from page one)
this fund. All other bonds pur
chased by individuals or the living
organizations may be kept by the
Any bonds bought during the
month of December and January
may be counted as votes if re
ceipts were received for them at
the Co-op. It has been suggested
by the committee that students
write home to their parents ask
ing that they send them the mon
ey they were going to use to buy
bonds so that the bonds can be
purchased at the Co-op and be
used as votes for their house’s
candidate. Letters are being mul
tigraphed and will be distributed
to each living organization.
To vote, the student should pur
chase the bond at the Co-op, get a
receipt and take the bond and the
receipt to the educational activ
ities office where the votes will
be taken. Mach $25 bond counts
25 votes.
The man who buys the largest
bond will receive a date with the
“Bonds Away Girl”. When he goes
to the educational actiivties office
to vote, he should also sign up
for tin- amount of the bond.
'Love' Discussion Set
( Continued from page one)
Bryant, housemother at West
minister house, and Karl W. On
thank, dean of personnel admin
istration, will meet within the
next few days to set dates for the
discussion and decide upon speak
At the first meeting speakers
wi'l discuss the three aspects,
psychological, biological, and re
lie ions, of love and marriage. It
will be Sunday afternoon in order
that both soldiers and civilians
wry attend. Local professors will
d'seu.'.s the question at the living
Kxcept for last year, the “Love
and Marriage" series has been an
annual tradition.
Dr. Thomas Condon was one of
the five original members of the
University of Oregon faculty
when it first assembled in 1876
with 177 students in attendance,
and with the entire University re
presented in Deady hall where
classes were held. Like Henry Vil
lard, the Bavarian imigrant, Con
don was himself an immigrant.
Born in southern Ireland, he had
left for America at the age of 11
years and faced New York city
entirely destitute except for his
enthusiasm and courage.
Adrift in New York city and en
tirely on his own resources, Con
don picked up an education
through contacts with intelligent
physicians and others. Perhaps it
was through these wide contacts
that he first conceived the idea of
entering the ministry. Whatever
may have been the cause, Condon
did complete a formal education
at Cazenovia institute and Au
burn theological seminary. He
then joined the ministry of the
Congregational church and came
to Oregon, where in succeeding
years he had charge of parishes
at Forest Grove, Albany, and The
No one would expect this Irish
immigrant, almost entirely self
taught except for his finishing
course at the theological school,
to retire into the usual dignified,
quiet life of a small town min
ister. But here the story developes
more into a copy of a movie score.
For Thomas Condon became one
of the foremost intellectual lead
ers in the state. His strong' orig
inal interest in science was de
veloped through discovering the
John Day fossil beds in central
Oregon, and the subsequent im
portant private collections lie
made aroused the interest of the
leading geologists of the nation.
Lectures were formulated with
the aim towards reconciling his
new scientific points of view with
Christian theology. Naturally this
brought on a storm. As one de
voted Episcopalian remarked:
“Condon seemed more interested
in rocks, and them stratified,
than in Christ, and Him Cruci
fied.” The eventual result was that
Condon became the recognized
leader of the liberals in the state.
Dr. Condon never did anything
remarkable. He never had the op
portunity of saving the Univers
ity or of producing a great work.
But his personal charm and his
strong interest in his students
made him one of the most belov
ed of professors. He taught the
social sciences, as well as geology,
which was his favorite, and there
is perhaps no one connected with
the University who had a greater
hold on the popular imagination!
Thomas Condon died in 1907
and it wasn't until 1924 that Con
don hall, the first wing of a sci
ence building, was erected to his
Keith Murphy Chosen
As Cheer Leader Spot
Filling the position of cheer
leader on the University rally
squad, Keith Murphy, freshman
in business administration, was
chosen at the executive council
meeting last week.
Murphy gained his experience
in cheer leading while serving in
the army. An assistant cheer lead
er may be named later in the
term, according to the executive
The Badminton club will meet
at 7:30 p. m. today in Gerlinger
hall. All students, faculty mem
bers, and army students are in
All nickel hop representatives
will meet at the Side today at 5
p. m.
Regular meeting time for the
Amphibian club, swimming hon
orary, has been changed to Wed
nesday night at 7:30, Milo Wood
ward, president of the group said
New officers who have been re
cently elected are: Milo Wood
ward, president; Betty Bush,
vice-president; and Beverly Haus
er, secretary-treasurer.
Social Events
All petitions for winter term
social events have been turned in
to the dean of women’s office, and
the completed calendar is as fol
lows :
January 14—Pi Lambda Theta
initiation, Steiwer Hall fireside.
January 22—Alpha Delta Pi fire
side, Little Theater, Rally squad
dance. January 26—Alder Lodge
fireside. January 28—Little The
ater. January 29—Little Theater,
Alpha Xi Delta, all co-op skating
party, Sigma Kappa, Alpha Omi
cron Pi, Hawthorne lodge, Laurel
lodge, Alpha Gamma Delta, High
land house. February 5— Military
Ball. February 9—AWS assembly
in music building. February 11—
Matrix table. February 12 -Epis
copal party, Delta Gamma, Alder
lodge, all co-op dance, Alpha Plii,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi Ome
ga, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi,
Casa Blanca Lodge, Gamma Phi
Beta, Orides, Heart Hop. Kappa
Alpha Theta.
Oregon H Emerald
Day Staff
Annamae Winship day ma r.
Day Staff
Patty Smart
Dottie Maddox
Copy Desk Staff
Betty Ann Stevens, city editor
Winifred Romtvedt
Anne Craven
Night Staff
Carol Cook, night editor
Campfire Girls Seek
Summer Counsellors
Marge Dibble, last year’s AWS
president, and Marianbeth WTol
fenden, campfire executive from
the Portland area, will be on the
campustoday to interview all
girls interested in being camp
fire counselors at Camp Namanu
this summer, announced Micky
Campbell, AWS president.
The representatives will be in
tire dean of women’s office from
10 to 12 a. m. and from 1 to 5
p. m.
They have announced that girls
are especially needed this summer
to fill counselor posts. Girls with
special interests and abilities will
have oppoi tunity to apply for dif
ferent counselor positions.
Camp Namanu is located ap
proximately 30 miles east of
Portland on the Sandy river. It
is the largest, best equipped camp
of its kind in Oregon.
The endowment of Northwest
ern university totals $30,000,000,
Fall Term House Grades -
Men G.P.A. Rank
2.702 1
2.696 2
2.679 3
2.671 4
2.646 5
2.633 6
2.613 7
2.611 8
2.590 9
2.574 10
2.567 11
2.562 12
2.539 13
2.506 14
2.496 15
2.485 16
2.476 17
ALL MEN 2.386
2.379 18
2.3557 19
2.325 20
2.276 21
2.237 22
2.230 23
2.158 24
2.136 25
2.082 26
Hawthorne Lodge
Hilyard House
Kappa Alpha Theta
Highland House
Hilcrest Lodge
Delta Gamma
Sigma Kappa
University House
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Chi Omega
Pi Beta Phi
Rebec House
Birch Lodge
Alpha Delta Pi
Delta Delta Delta
Alpha Phi
Mill Lodge
Gamma Phi Beta
Chi Omega
Alpha Gamma Delta
Laurel Lodge
Casa Blanca Lodge
Alder Lodge
Lombardy Lodge
Homeric Audience
Lecturer's Topic
F. M. Combellack, asisstant
professor of German and Latin,
Who returned this fall from a
year’s leave of absence at Harv
ard university, will speak on “Who
Heard Homer?’’ at the second
lecture of the University lecture
series tomorrow night at 7:30, in
107 Villard hall.
“The purpose of the lecture,”
Professor Combellack stated, “is
to try to say a little about the
Homeric audience—the people
who listened when this work was
first composed.”
While at Harvard on a Guggen
heim fellowship, Professor Com
bellack had access to the Univers
ity library which he described as
the best library in the United
The University lecture series is
planned for students as well as
faculty, and is open to everyone.
The first lecture of this series
was “Art and Freedom” given by
B. E. Jessup, assistant professor
of English and aesthetics.
Dads to Sign
(Continued from fiae/e one)
Oregon dads will take place Sat
urday afternoon in Guild theater,
Johnson hall. All dads are asked
to attend this function and new of
ficers will be elected.
Because of the war time diffi
culties in travel, dads are not be
ing urged to travel to the campus
in large numbers as they have in
the past. Instead it is being left
to individual students to invite
their fathers to come to the cam
pus. Letters will be the best way
of inviting dads, the committee
believes and every student is ask
ed to write at least one letter home
telling about the various events
and fun planned for dads.
Dad's cups and awards usually
given for attendance at the an
nual Dad’s day will not be award
ed this year, Karl W. Onthank,
dean of personnel, has announced.
The decision was reached by a
joint student-staff committee on
Dads day, one of the reasons be
ing that the fraternities would be
unable to compete since they are
not represented sufficiently on
the campus this year.
Mixer to Swing
(Continued from f'nijc one)
the canteen theme, W. R. Baker,
emcee, has planned a variety of
“mix-em-up” dancep, using the
traditional Paul Jones and tag,
and some new ideas of his own.
"Bonds Away" Coeds
To Meet Today For Pix
All candidates for the “Bonds
Away” should meet at the Al
pha Gamma Delta house today
at 5 p. m. to have their pictures
taken.- Short silks should he
Scholarship Grant
Offered Pre-Nurses
Any girl who plans to take or is
taking pre-nursing this year and
is in need of scholarship li^j
should contact Karl W. Onthank,
dean of personnel, about scholar
ship conditions, Dean Onthank
The money is designated to
assist girls who are having to
work their way to allow them to
spend more time in their course.
Even if the scholarship will not be
needed until the spring or summer
term, Dean Onthank should be
contacted at once.
Don't Miss It JJO
roddy McDowell
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and Wednesday
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