Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 28, 1944, Image 1

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Merit Candidacy Announced
Peggy Magill Wins Top Position
I*e£gy Magill, president of the
University of Oregon Total Vic
tory league, was elected president
of the northwest regional confer
ence of the International Reh- j
tions clubs, which was attended by |
more than 100 representatives !
from northwest colleges and well
known political leaders.
Oregon as a school is way behind !
other northwest colleges in think
ing about world programs after a
Victory is won, Oregon delegate,
Miss Magill, noted at the confer
t*fice which was held in Spokane, !
Washington, March 24 to 26.
It was voted that the 1945 con
ference be held at the University
of Oregon, and plans for the meet
are already in the embryo stage.
Political and economic leaders,
who are keenly interested in get
ting people to think and plan for
the peace were present to take
part in round table discussion. Dr. I
Frank Munk, lecturer in economics
at the University of California,
escaped from his home country,
Czechoslovakia, in 1939, and came
to Portland to join the Keed col
lege staff.
"■*~Dr. Wilson L. Godshall, profes
sor of international relations and
diplomatic history at Lehigh Uni
versity, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,
has served as delegate of the
Philippine government to the Am
erican conferences.
The Total Victory league, or
ganized by the late Dean Eric W.
Allen of the school of journalism,
and Dean Victor P. Morris, of the
school of business administration,
has planned a program to enlist
student thought here on the prob
lem of peace. It will open in earn
est with an all-campus assembly
planned for the near future, to be
iteJJowed by individual conferences
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Phi Theta Support
Given Weekend
Phi Theta members Monday night voted to underwrite the
traditional celebration of Junior Weekend festivities with a $50
As announced by Audrey Holliday, president of the junior
women’s service honorary, Phi Theta members decided unani
mously in a meeting Monday to give to the junior class $50
Eighteen Houses
Enter Competition
In Campus Sing
All-Campus Sing plans swung
into line Monday with the an
nouncement that 18 houses had
entered the fourth annual Sing to
be held May 5 as a regular func
tion of Junior Weekend.
Most of the songs are in accord
ance with the Weekend theme,
“Mother Goose Goes t6 War,” Ar
liss Boone, Chairman of the Sing,
A drawing will be held later to
ascertain the order of singing.
Judges will also be announced
Several students are writing
short skits to be presented as a
new feature of the Sing. These
will be finished around April 1
so that practices may be started
Houses which have entered songs
are as follows: Alder lodge, Alpha
Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi. Alpha
Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi,
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from the organization funds,
earned by ushering at University
social affairs and in sales held on
the campus.
Following announcement of the
donation, Weekend Co-chairmen
Anne Craven and Edith Newton
Monday evening acknowledged re
ceipt of the gift for the junior
class, expressing thanks to mem
bers of the honorary. The money
will probably be used in defraying
expenses such as those for crown
ing the queen, they declared, or in
other parts of the celebration to
which no admission will be
With additional funds provided
by the donation, expense items for
all events scheduled during the
Weekend are expected to fit into
the budget previously set by com
mittees planning the celebration.
Even a slight profit was antici
pated by Phi Theta members, who
expressed Monday the hope that
such money would "remain with
the junior class to be used in schol
arships or a similar enterprise.”
Noted Writer to Speak
To House Librarians
Mrs. Lise Linback, Norwegian
foreign correspondent, is scheduled
to speak at the house librarian's
meeting today at 4 p.m. in the
browsing room of the library. Mrs.
Linback, who is internationally
famous for her books and articles
on the present war, has traveled
over the entire. European conti
nent and will speak of her experi
ences, among which is the story
of her flight from Paris ahead of
the invading German army.
Audrey Holliday to Compete
For ASUO Presidency
For the first time in the history of Oregon politics, a merit candi
date, unaffiliated with any bloc, has announced that she will run for
ASUO president. Audrey Holliday, junior representative on the ASUG
executive council and president of Phi Theta Upsilon, announced lat<>
Monday night that she would campaign for the top student body
position as a merit candidate in opposition to Greek Block Candidate
Phyllis Horstman.
hen interviewed, Miss Holliday said she felt this action was neces
sary on principle. "I have consistently upheld the merit system for
my three years on the campus and now as a. matter of policy, finding
it impossible to carry that out in any bloc in existence at present oh
the Oregon campus, I am announcing my candidacy in order to uphold
this principle.”
When informed of Miss Holliday’s action the president of the Sigma
Kappa house, of which she is a member, stated that the action was
entirely unendorsed by the house and a new political representative to
the Greek block would be appointed to take her place.
Coeds Choose
Dates for Ball
Traitionally, coeds will switch
places with campus males next
Saturday night and escort their
dates to the annual Mortar Board
ball. That night men may leave all
the responsibilities and privileges
of dating to the women.
Tickets for this annual dance of
Mortar Board, senior women's hon
orary, will go on sale today in liv
ing organizations with Phi Theta
and Kwarna, junior and sophomore
women’s service honoraries, in
charge. Admission is 75 cents a
It will be a * short silk affair,
says Marilyn Campbell, chairman,
"a good dance, and we urge every
one to come.” As for music, "We
are dickering for a band,” Miss
Campbell stated.
Assisting with the dance is the
following committee: Marge Cur
tis, promotion; Marjory Goodwin,'
and Elizabeth Edmunds, publicity;
Beverly Padgham and Nancy
Ames, patrons and patronesses;
Beverly Goetz, tickets; and Sue
Sawyer, decorations.
One deviation from tradition for
the dance is that Kwama will not
tap new members at that time.
Dancing will start at 9 in Mc
Arthur court.
Play Tickets Ready
Tickets for “The Great God
Brown’’ University Theater guild
production opening Friday,
March 31, may Ire purchased at
the Guild box office in Johnson
hall starting this morning at 10.
Other production dates are
April t, 4, and 5. Admission price
is 60 cents. Reservations may lie
obtained by phoning 3300, ex
tension 216.
Dr.C.V. Boyer Granted Leave
Because of Poor Health
Because of his health, Dr. C. Valentine Boyer, head of the de
partment of English, has been granted a leave of absence,
Acting President Orlando J. Hollis announced Monday.
Dr. Boyer’s leave is effective for spring term, during which
he will receive full salary. He will leave Eugene for Arizona or
some similar region more favorable to his health.
The appointment of Ernest
George Moll, professor of English,
as acting head of the department
has been announced by Mr. Hollis.
Other members of the English
teaching staff will take over Dr.
Boyer’s classes.
Dr. Boyer was president of the
University from 1934 to 1938 fol
lowing Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall,
who resigned in 1932. His Ieader
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Six BA Seniors Receive
Retail Scholarships
Six seniors in business adminis
tration have been awarded scholar
ships for retail work at New York
university, Victor P. Morris, dean
of the school, announced. Jean
Frideger, Marion J. Olson, Muriel
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One New House
Hits Total Mark
With only two more days to
reach the $1000 goal, the campv.w
Red Cross membership drive neecJ i
considerable accelerating-, accord-,
ing- to Co-chairmen Dorothy Ras
mussen and Mary K. Minor.
Alpha Chi Omega with $46 A
the only other house to join those*
who have hit the 100 per cent
membership mark and the Red
Cross heads urge every house rep
resentative to at least. g;et total
membership for their houses be
fore Wednesday, when the drive
The war board is awarding a
cup to the house winning the con
test; judging is being done on a
percentage basis with the individ-*
ual contributions of house niero-i
bers as the most important factors.
The second prize of records will be
given to the house next in line for*
the honor.
House totals reported Monday
night were: Hilyarcl house, $18.50;'
Hawthorne lodge, $16.05; Kappa
Alpha Theta, $16.50; Alder lodge,
$1-1; University house, $13; and
Lombardy lodge, $3.
Houses Turn in
Bonds for Fund
Four houses and one indepen-r
dent group have turned in two $25
war bonds apiece to the educa
tional activities office for the serv
ice scholarship fund, announced
Yvonne Torgler, chairman of the*
Alpha Omicron Pi, Pi Beta Phi,
Kappa Alpha Theta, Chides, and
Alpha Delta Fi are those receiving?
top honors for their interest in tbo
educations of Oregon men who are
now in the armed forces and will
be able to continue their schooling?
through this fund.
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi Ome
ga, Sigma Kappa, Delta Gamma,
and Hawthorne lodge have each
given one $25 bond to the fund.
Co-op receipts have been collected
in the men's living organizations
by the Kwamas, and women's
houses are also provided with bo>:-?
es where receipts may be dropped
for the fund.
Miss Togler stated that many*
houses have neglected to register*
their bond receipts at the eduea-i
tional activities office and urged
all those in that category to do 57
immediately. Most of the housed
cn the campus pledged one bond c*
term to be used for the service!
scholarships, she reported.