Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 22, 1944, Image 1

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AWS to Auction
Lost, Found Variety
The first AWS auctions will be held next Wednesday at 4
p.m. at the College Side. Over a hundred articles will be auc
tioned off at this time by Bob “Joe College" Smith. Signe
Eklund is helping with the gathering of the articles along
with Mary Riley, AWS president, and she promises that it
will be one of the biggest auctions ever to be held on the
Collection Ends
After being on display in the
University of Oregon library since
1938, John Henry Nash’s library of
approximately 3000 beautiful and
rare books has been sold to Mr. and
Mrs. Milton S. Ray and the Ray
Oil Burned company of San Fran
cisco. Mr. Ray is expected to arrive
here Tuesday to prepare the books
for shipment and presentation to
the University of California.
Dr. Nash, who arrived here this
week from his home in San Fran
cisco, values this collection, started
■^54 years ago when he was 18, at
$100,000. He sold it for less than
that amount, but he does not care
to give the exact figure.
While looking through his books
Friday afternoon, Dr.' Nash said
that he would have liked to leave
the collection here. Fifteen years
ago he displayed his books, many
of which he printed himself, on the
top floor of a San Francisco build
ing. The late President Donald M.
Erb told him he could “leave the
books here and take them away”
when he pleased.
The retired master printer spoke
highly of Dr. Erb; he enjoys Ore
gon very much and makes fre
quent trips to the state. Too, he
likes the people, among whom is
Robert Hall, University printer,
who worked with him in printing
several books here.
Among his collection are two
books of poems printed in 1934
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Selling of Stella
Highlights Smoker
The unveiling of “Stella,” the
original undraped glamor girl, and
her auctioning off by guest critic
4B£d connoisseur Charles Politz,
Junior in journalism, highlighted
the first all-men’s smoker, held
last night in McArthur court, Ap
proximately 190 civilian men and
over 70 soldiers attended.
“Stella,” which was painted on a
scale of about twice life size by
Brian Connelly, freshman in archi
tecture and allied arts, went to a
lucky group of Steiwer hall lads
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Oregon campus.
The following articles will be
auctioned off at this time: 1 blue
! green sweater, fountain pens
l (about 25), books—novels, note
books, and school books all in good
condition, bandanas of every color
I and material, mittens—wool, bun
I ny fur, and leather, gloves—all
; kinds, glasses—blue framed ones
and shell and metal rimmed ones,
dark glasses, 2 pairs of tennis
shoes, one pair almost new, purses,
bank books, hair ribbons, one baby
Cigarette cases, compacts, pins—
gold, silver, jeweled and otherwise,
lipsticks—dark and light, 2 um
brellas in very good condition, keys,
pen knives, 1 key chain, bracelets
—every kind for all types, neck
laces—pearls and chains, rings—
plain and jeweled, pencils—ever
sharps and others.
One Bulova watch, compasses,
hats—one dainty velvet baby blue
cne, combs—in your favorite col
ors, protractor rulers, rules, glass
cases, one garter, 1 earring, 1 mu
sic stand, rain coats, 1 big over
coat, 3 slickers, scarves—every va
riety, 2 slide rules.
Mick Riley promises that if any
one buys any of these articles he
will go* home feeling that he has
purchased a worthwhile article at
a bargain.
Usefulness Basis
In Contest Judging
Judging in the library contest to
be held May 6 will be on the useful
ness of the collection as a whole
to the owner and its value as a
nucleus of an interesting library
for future years.
Also under consideration will be
lsow well-edited and effectively
printed the books are as well as
the number of rare editions and
fine bindings. However, format will
not be the chief factor in making a
Neither the total number of
books nor their money value will
be a determining factor but text
books will be excluded.
Entries must be made by 6 p.m.
Friday, May 4 at the circulation
desk. The entry should include the
name of the contestant, number of
books, and general nature of the
collection. Displays must be ar
ranged in the space allotted by 10
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Victory Leaguers to Meet
Campus-Sing Rules
Ready for Weekend
For the benefit of houses competing in the All-Campus Sing
to be presented Friday, May 5, at 8 o’clock, during Junior
Weekend, Arliss Boone, chairman of the Sing, announced the
Only one instrument can be used by a group for accompani
ment. The instrument, however, does not have to be the piano.
Perlman Wins
Rebec Award
The George Rebec prize in phi
losophy, awarded annually in honor
of Dr. George Rebee, professor
emeritus of philosophy, has been
presented this year to Mark Perl
man, Madison, Wisconsin, who was
a member of the Italian language
division of the army specialized
training program at the Univer
sity. Perlman chose as his winning
subject, “The Development and
Nature of Averroism of the J3th
Century at the University of
In announcing the winner, Dr.
H. G. Townsend, head of the de
partment of philosophy, said that
Private Perlman worked under the
general restrictions and limitations
imposed upon him by the army,
but that he used what spare time
he had from his studies to do re
search in the University library
upon this subject. His attention
had been focused on this period of
history since his sophomore year
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contesting groups should he
dressed as uniformly as possible,
although this stipulation is not
The minimum number of singers
for a house group is 15 and the
maximum is 30. Houses will not.
be allowed to make changes in
their song programs any later than
The song leaders of each house
will be notified where to sit, Miss
Boone said. All competing houses
will sit in the side sections on the
main floor of the Igloo, but defi
nite seating arrangements will be
announced later. The program be
gins at 8 p.m., and singers are
asked to be at the Igloo at least
15 minutes before that time.
Nineteen houses are competing
in this year’s All-Campus Sing.
Steiwer Hall, the only contesting
men’s house, has withdrawn from
the competition.
Marie Rogndahl, Oregon's Hour
Charm regional winner, will sing
during the program. Three skits
will be presented. Committees for
the skits are headed by Jean Tem
.pleton, sophomore in liberal arts;
Beverly Carroll, freshman in lib
eral arts; Lewis Vogler, freshman
in music; and Irvin Webb, fresh
man in liberal arts.
Oregon Graduate Plays Lead
Opposite Fred MacMurray
By VIRGINIA MacPHERSON, United Press Staff Corresponent
(Released through special arrangement with United Press Association)
HOLLYWOOD, April 21 —(UP)—Jean Heather is the
curvaceous gal who used to climb into revealing bathing suits
and pose for billboard pictures. Now she's a film star, and
today she was clumping around in a ragged thing that passed
for a dress. >.
Her shapely legs were covered with torn cotton stockings,
-i and she was wearing men’s brwvn
Sedate Junior Exhibitions Began in 1890;
jOfficial Weekends Celebration Began in 1908
Oregon’s Junior Weekend tradi
tion blossomed sedately in 1890 as
the Junior Exhibitions. Jin that
year Professor Luella Carson de
cided that the juniors should have
some preparation for the oratorical
contest which commencement had
become after the Failing-Beekman
prize was started. Consequently
one day was set aside for junior
The day gradually became the
occasion of a free-for-all between
the sophomore and junior classes,
^prhe juniors adopted a flag, and the
struggle centered around the class’
attempt to fly it. The flag would
be hidden all year and then spirited
up to the northwest tower of Vil
lard and flown triumphantly from i
a window.
After a flag- pole was erected,
Walter B. Dillard, present county
clerk here and at that time a jun
ior, spent the night before the tra
ditional day in a large wooden
box halfway up the pole with a
hose, food, water, and the flag.
The sophomores got the hose,
sprayed him generously, and forced
a hasty retreat via the pole.
In 1905 the day became Univer
sity Day, and the whole campus
was included. There were no class
es, and all students worked on pro
jects around the campus, such as
making paths, paving walks, build
ing and repairing buildings, dredg
ing and clearing the race, and
working on the "O" on Skinners
The girls' share in the work was
an all-campus dinner served be
tween Friendly and McClure in the
evening. After doing their tasks,
the boys would form a serpentine
and indulge in a bit of the "rah,
rah” spirit for the benefit of the
A May, 1912, Emerald relates,
"These inspiring college yells (Ore
gon Oskiwow Wow and Rah, Rah,
Rah, Oregon) called forth vehem
ent applause from the women of
the University who may approve
but not participate in such out
bursts of college feeling."
The first work project was tear
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This, she explained, is the only
costume she wears in her next
Paramount picture, in which she
co-stars with Fred MacMurray.
"Only I look even worse when
we’re shooting,” she added. “I'm
the mountain gal who never heard
of a mirror. My hair straggles and'
my face is dirty. I'm a mess.”
She didn't disclose whether she
wins MacMurray or not. But
dirty dress and all—mere seer
sucker still couldn't hide what the
bathing beauty shots used to dis
tract tourists with.
Miss Heather is the brown
haired drama student from the
University of Oregon who stopped
a talent scout cold by refusing a
film test.
“I wanted to graduate first,” she
said. “You can never tell what’ll
happen to you in Hollywood and
I wanted to be prepared to earn
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Touching off the fuse Tuesday;'
night on the all-campus VictoiyT
league discussions will be Dean
Victor P. Morris, of the business*
administration school. Dean Morri*
will open the meeting at 7:30 p.p?.
in alumni hall, Gerlinger. and w<il«
talk for a short while on the back
ground and immediate purposes of
the group.
Peggy Magill, president of the
group, will explain the foundations
of the league, and what it is at
tempting to do; and Dean Morr-n*
will elaborate on that topic.
The meeting will then be opem d
to expression of student opinion.
All students are urged to attend*
and to contribute to the discussion,
whether or not they agree that
such a league is a good plan, Miss
Magill said. Efforts are underway
to arrange further gatherings at a
more convenient time for soldier*
to attend.
The immediate purposes of tko
Total Victory league are to stimu
late student thinking about prob
lems arising from the war, both lo
cal and international, to present,
some of the problems which wid
arise, and to discuss various phase-?
of them.
Religion Groups
Open Conference
On Campus Today
About 50 members of the inter
varsity Christian fellowship will bo
on the campus this weekend fer
tile annual conference to be held*
April 22 and April 23. College
represented will be Lewis am#
Clark college, Portland; Oregon*
college of education, Monmouth :**
Oregon State, Corvallis; Southern*
Oregon college of education, Ash
land; Willamette university, Sa-*
Jem; Pacific college, Newberg; ant#
Reed college, Portland.
Registration will open at I p.m.
in the foyer of Gerlinger hall. Th—
opening session of the conference**
will begin at 2 on the third floci**
of Gerlinger followed by Mr. Crap—
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Red Cross Unit to Stay
Open During Summer
The Red Cross unit on the cam
pus will be open this summer anti*
Carol Wicke, head of the Re*I"
Cross, announced that anyone who*
wished to work should contact he".
Anyone on or near the rampu'f
who would like to roll bandages i'P
welcome, she said.
Miss Wicke also reminded tbo
coeds of the Red Cross staff assist
ants’ course to be offered in the*
Red Cross chapter office down
town. She stated that it was an*
excellent chance for girls wh <>
w ould like to do volunteer work in*
home town offices during the sum
mer to get training for such posi
tions. Those interested should calt*
Miss Wicke, 1309 by Monday.
Committee chairman positions**
in nurses’ aide, scrap book, nutri
tion, and home nursing are stfiU
open. The surgical dressing chair
manship has been filled.
Scheduled to work this morning;'
at Red Cross are the Delta Deltrw
Delta house and the Delta Ganw
mas, „