Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 13, 1944, Image 1

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Bunion DerbyTonight
Dance Time,
The traditional UO Bunion Derby
will be revived tonight at 10 wom
en’s houses. Betty Butler and
Dennis Johnson have announced
that the derby will take place on
Friday night and Saturday after
noon, in order to insure a suffi
cient attendance at each women’s
organization. The derby will begin
at-6:30 p.m.
The houses to be visited tonight
include Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha
Phi, Hilyard House, Rebec House,
Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta
Gamma, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha
Omicron Pi, and Sigma Kappa.
Men’s groups will start as fol
lows: Kappa Sigma at Gamma Phi
Beta, Sigma Nu at Alpha Phi, Phi
Gamma Beta at Hilyard house,
BINFSAOMUO at Alpha Xi Delta,.
Campbell coop at Chi Omega, and
unaffiliated men at Delta Gamma.
They will stay 15 minutes, and pro
ceed to the next house in the order
named (see paragraph 2) until they
Have visited each house on the list.
Miss Lane’
Choice Due
One of the 22 University girls
entered in the statewide Miss Ore
gon contest may become Miss Lane
county in the final eliminations
next week. The Eugene junior
chamber of commerce, sponsors of
the entries for this county, have
caressed their hopes that the po
tential statewide winner be a UO
girl, and 19 living organizations for
women have given the sponsors a
material basis for this hope.
Harold Wyatt, manager of the
local McDonald theater and co
sponsor of the Miss Lane contest
for this community, has requested
that the girls report to the Mc
Donald theater at noon Saturday to
be personally interviewed and to
have a group picture taken. This
photograph will be on display next
week in front of the theater, where
all students of the University may
observe it and choose their favor
ite contender.
Nineteen women’s houses had
turned in the names of their con
testants as follows: Gamma Phi
Beta, Maxine Cady; Alpha Omi
cron Pi, Jean Carkin and Bette
Johnson; Highland house, Esther
Carter; Sigma Kappa, Betty Jean
Ditto; Pi Beta Phi, Erna Gawehn;
Chi Omega, Norma Green; Orides,
Alice Harter; Omega hall, Nikki
John; Sherry 'Ross hall, Thelma
Kincheloe and Margaret McMurtry;
Kappa Alpha Theta, Nancy Kirk
patrick; Alpha Gamma Delta, Rose
Zena Latta; Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Gayle Nelson; Gamma hall, Fran
ces Olsson; Delta Gamma, Yvonne
Prather; Zeta hall, Noreene Kay
Sauve; Susan Campbell, L. Lu
Simonsen; Hendricks hall, Helen
Webb; Alpha Phi, Sue Welch; and
T^lyard house, Annabelle Wilker
Miss Lane County, who will be
chosen from the stage of the Mc
Donald theater, will be sent to
Portland, all expenses paid, to par
ticipate in the election November
2 of the 1944 Miss Oregon.
Sororities Open
New Rush Period
Sorority rushing is to be re
opened on Monday, October 16,
Panhellenic announced Wednesday.
All girls who have paid their
rushing fee are "eligible. Any others
Sfishing to be rushed should pay
their fee at the dean of women's
office not later than Monday after
noon. i
“Undiscovered Voice of America”
of the Hour of Charm, welcomed
home at ASUO assembly.
ASUO Assembly
Features Rally
Squad, Soprano
Opening the ASUO assembly
Thursday morning, Audrey Holli
day, student body president, pre
sented a spray of flowers to Marie
Rogndahl, soprano.
Joan Holstad, chairman of the
rally committee, directed the sing
ing of “Oregon,” and the rally
squad, headed by cheer leaders Hal
Schick and Bill O'Hearn, led two
Oregon yells in practice for the
coming basketball season. Other
members of the rally squad assist
ing with the yell leading' werer
Anita Fernandez, Ruthe Foreman,
Lois McConkey, Gay Edwards,
Dorothy Davis, Marilyn Rackow,
Virginia Harris, Bob Smith, Bob
Moran, and Cliff Mallicoat.
The entertainment began with a
skit by Bob Moran and Cliff Malli
coat. A boogie trio—on the piano,
on the drums, and on the base
viol played five selections. Evans
Cantrell, Oregon’s own “Frankie,”
sang “What a Difference a Day
Makes,” and “Going My Way,” ac
companied by Jean Taylor. Two
original ditties entitled “Little
Rabbit Song” and “Ode to an Old
Maid” were played and sung by
Bob Moran.
Bobbie Pearson and Bob Smith,
co-chairmen of the Bricker rally,
explained the procedure and pur
pose of last night’s non-partisan
rally and announced that a Life
photographer would be present.
Hobo Convention
Due Friday Night
On schedule for Friday evening
at Wesley house is a hobo conven
tion to which all students are in
vited. Those planning to attend are
requested to come attired as
The convention will begin at
Wesley house at 8 and the Students
will divide into small groups there.
From Wesley the hoboes will go
to the homes of various Eugene
people asking for handouts. They
will meet again at a designated
time and place to build a bonfire
(if weather permits) and to pool
all food received in the handouts.
Folk games and singing are also
on the program.
Scheduled for Sunday evening at
7 at Wesley is a talk by Dr. Q.
Breen, professor of social science
and history. He will speak on “How
Much Did Luther Leave?” which
is taken from Sir Thomas Moore’s
most recent book. All students are
invited to attend. I
Dessert, Ball
Dates Fixed
By Committee
Announced at the student af
fairs committee meeting yesterday
were details of the year's major
dance schedule, information on ex
change desserts, and rulings on the
revival of Greek letter fraternities.
Chairman of the committee,
Dean Karl Onthank, reported that
the dance schedule will be as fol
lows: Sophomore dance, November
11; Senior ball, January 6; Mili
tary ball, if it is held, February
24; Frosh Glee, April 14; Junior
Prom, May 5, and the Mortar
Board ball, May 19. All are on
A resolution “to clarify the pro
cedure by which fraternities which
have become inactive by the de
parture of their members may
again become active on the cam
pus’’ was adopted by the commit
tee. When a fraternity can show a
membership of four or more mem
bers who were initiated before
January 13, 1944, whose initiations
are on record in Dean Earl's office,
and have been recognized by a
national officer of the fraternity,
it may open again.
An interfraternity council can be
formed when 12 national fratern
ities are in operation on the cam
pus. With the setting up of an
interfraternity council, approved
by the student affairs committee,
pledging rules and regulations will
be made.
Another important point cleared
up at the meeting was that of ex
change desserts. Last year in order
to accommodate the ASTP and air
corps soldier students studying at
the University, special arrange
ments were made, open house being
held between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30
p.m. This year Wednesday night
desserts will return to the old
schedule of 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Members of the student affairs
committee this year are Dean
Karl Onthank, chairman, Dean Vir
gil Earl, Dr. H. C. Franchere, Dr.
Robert Horn, Dr. John C. McClos
key, Dean Hazel Schwering, Janet
Woodruff, Audrey Holliday, and
Mary Riley.
Food for Mood
The rally squad has changed our
The ducks are really hep.
For when it comes to breakfast
Our favorite one is pep.
Names Make
"Confuse;" Girl
Tries To Clarify
“Cracker," she said, looking de
murely at the professor.
Professor All ton of the school of
music returned her glance, slightly
“Cracker,” repeated the coed in
the seat.
The professor had been naming
off his students in the room and
when he reached this girl, he had
been unable to identify her. Could
it be, he thought, that her name
was Cracker?
“Well,” she finally volunteered,
“there are soda crackers, and . . .”
The quiz continued for a few
moments as more and more mem
bers of the class began to get the
drift. Finally Professor Allton was
told that the young lady’s name
was Margaret Graham.
Fellows Flee
Sans Trousers
One was in a swim suit and
—The other was clad in long
underwear, with garters.
—Both carried signs — one for
Roosevelt, the other for Truman.
They were closely pursued by a
howling houseful of Dewey advo
cates who, as they ran, waved
aloft two pairs of pants.
Then the crowd surged around
them, and they disappeared.
Record Series
To Begin With
Mexican Music
The recorded concert series in
the Browsing room of the library
is continuing this year with a Mex
ican music program as the first
scheduled concert. It will be held
Sunday, October 15, at 4.
Mrs. Elizabeth DeCou will give
the program, and the record libra
ries of Dr. Leavitt O. Wright, of
the department of Romance lan
guages, Miss Margaret McGee, and
Mrs. DeCou will furnish the re
cordings. They plan a Mexican dis
play in the Browsing room in con
nection with the concert.
Assisting in this concert will be
Mrs. Theodore Kratt of the Mu Phi
patronesses, Miss Maxine Cady of
the Mu Phi actives, Miss Bernice
Rise of the library staff, Nancy
Boles, president of the House Li
brarians group, and Mrs. Everett
Harpham, recorded concert chair
man. The series is sponsored by the
patronesses of Mu Phi Epsilon of
which Mrs. Nelson F. Macduff is
The concerts this year will have
emphasis on various countries.
Opera, concertos, and symphonic
works will be presented. Plans are
to tie in the concerts with the
Civic Music association whenever
The recordings will be selected
from the record libraries of the
University faculty, the school of
music, students, the library staff,
and townspeople.
Lt. Bud Leonard
Casualty in Battle
Lt. J. E. “Bud” Leonard, U. S.
marine corps, a graduate of '42,
was killed in action July 28 in the
Battle of Guam. A pre-law stu
dent, he was active in ROTC, and
was chosen as one of two out of a
class of 52 for a commission in the
marines. He became a second lieu
tenant at Quantico, Virginia, on
November 1, 1943.
Leaving for overseas duty in
February, 1943, Lt. Leonard first
landed on New Hebrides, and later
moved on to New Caledonia. Al
though he received his first lieu
tenant's commission on September
1, 1943, the promotion did not be
come effective until five months
later. He was hospitalized due to
a jungle loot disease.
In February of this year his raid
ers battalion was sent to Guadal
canal. From there they took part
in various “mopping up" activities
in this area. The last letter re
ceived from Lt. Leonard was dated
July 18, but a dispatch from Guam
dated July 2G was broadcast tell
ing of a dangerous mission in
which he led his men. This was the
bloodless taking of Mount Alifan,
overlooking the key town of Agat,
Bricker Rally
Acclaimed As
"Big Success"
Press attachees and photogi i
phers traveling with Gov. John W.
Bricker’s party in the nation-wido
tour said last night that the rally
staged by University and high
school students to welcome i ho
vice-presidential candidate’s train
was the “biggest thing of its kind’’
they had witnessed.
More than 500 students carrying
"Welcome Bricker’’ signs, waving
torches and chanting “we want
Dewey” were waiting on the sta
tion platform when the train ar
rived. The Oregon rally squad, con
sisting of nine women and five
men, led the crowd in yells and
When Bricker appeared on the
observation platform, the cheering
lasted 10 minutes. “This makes ni«
wish I were back in college” said
the tall, white-haired Ohio poli
tician in a short extemporaneous*
address to the students.
Mrs. Bricker, Wayne L. Morse,
Ralph Cake, national committee
man, and Mrs. Gerlinger, former
regent of the University of Ore
gon and national committeewom
an, were introduced by Mr. Bricker.
Organized by Barbara Pearson
and Bob Smith and sponsored by
the campus Young Republican
club, the rally was described by the
co-chairmen, “a howling success.”
Smoke Haze
Clouds Plans
Of "Mystics”
In the smoke hazed, dimly light
ed “Green Room” of the Collegft
Side Inn. 21 determined-faced rep
resentatives of the mystery-shroud
ed BINFSAOMUO met for tho
fourth time last night.
The age-old spirit of revolt arid
final decision filled the room as tho
meeting wore on and' the still un
revealed chairman set forth plans
which might well change the des
tiny of every Ol’ Oregon man.
Discussing, condemning, condon
ing, and planning, the 21 ambassa
dors of secrecy laid the founda
tions for future Oregon history
making events. Bigger and ev. a
more important meetings are iu
the making and startling, perhaps,
even spectacular, news is assured
by BINFSAOMUO members whu h
includes all men on the campus.
Portland Scene
Of Annual Tea
Representing the University «4‘
Oregon at the annual tea for Fort
land mothers this afternoon w«ll
be Chancellor and Mrs. Frederic lc
M. Hunter, Mrs. Alice B. Macduff,
Mrs. K. W. Onthank, and M o
Janet Smith. The tea is given ea< U
year in honor of mothers of fresh
men, and is held in the Neighbor?)
of Woodcraft hall, Portland.
The state board, which is made
up of representatives from Moth
ers’ clubs all over the state and
from California, will meet at lunch
eon Saturday to discuss plans f.;r>
the coming year.
Alumnae from all sororities w il
meet with Mrs. Onthank and Mrs.
Macduff in the library on Satu -
day afternoon to discuss mid-teno.
sorority rushing and other sororh y;