‘Druid’ThomasCondon Gave Science, Liberalism to 1)0 By PEGGY OVERLAND 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 purchasers. 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 er'. 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 organizations. 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 Dalles. 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 memory. 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 council. CAMPUS CALENDAR The Badminton club will meet at 7:30 p. m. today in Gerlinger hall. All students, faculty mem bers, and army students are in vited. 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 Friday. 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 - Women's Men G.P.A. Rank 2.702 1 2.696 2 2.679 3 2.671 4 2.646 5 2.637 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 2.489 2.485 16 2.476 17 2.463 2.449 2.444 ALL MEN 2.386 2.379 18 2.3561 2.3557 19 2.325 20 2.276 21 2.237 22 2.230 23 2.158 24 2.136 25 2.082 26 Women's Organizations Hawthorne Lodge Hilyard House Kappa Alpha Theta Highland House Hilcrest Lodge WOMEN’S CLUBS 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 WOMEN’S SORORITIES Alpha Delta Pi Delta Delta Delta ALL WOMEN ALL UNIVERSITY INDEPENDENT WOMEN Alpha Phi WOMEN’S HALLS 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 States. 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 worn. 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 said. 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 "COME HOME LASSIE" with roddy McDowell ELSA LANCHESTER DONALD CRISP Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Opens Thursday i H Spy-Ring Intrigue JOHN GARFIELD and 9 MAUREEN O’HARA J m "FALLEN SPARROW"