VOLUME XLV NUMBER 88 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1944 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 (Please turn to page four) i Phi Theta Support Given Weekend Phi Theta members Monday night voted to underwrite the traditional celebration of Junior Weekend festivities with a $50 donation. 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, said. A drawing will be held later to ascertain the order of singing. Judges will also be announced later. 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 immediately. Houses which have entered songs are as follows: Alder lodge, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi. Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, (Please turn to page lour) C. VALENTINE BOYER 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 charged. 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 couple. 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 (Please turn to page four) 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 (Please turn to fogc four) 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 ends. 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* fund. 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.