Campus Looks To the Future . . . See page 2 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, FEB. 8~ 1945 'Hospitality' Miss Tells Life Story . . . See page 4 NUMBER n VOLUME XLVI ASUO Probe of Building Bill Completed OSC Sends Talent To Assembly Today - 'Stay in your own pond” is the theme of the Oregon State produced all-campus assembly in McArthur court this morning at 11. The first exchange assembly to be presented this year, this production promises to be '‘sensational,” according to Au drey Holliday, ASUO president, who arranged the assemblies. The program will be emceed by OSC Beaver Virginia Clare and is expected to last 40 minutes. Twqnty-eight other Beavers will make up the cast, and music will be provided by the University band under the direction of John Stehn. The surprise element in the pro gram will be kept secret until it is announced at ihe assembly. Rum ors from informed sources on this campus reveal no details of the information to be given students, but intimate that it will be of im portance to all University citizens. The assembly may extend over the usual 50-mimtte limit, and lunch hour in all campus living or ganizations has been advanced to 12:15. Tickets to the Citrus Mix dance, scheduled to follow the Oregon Oregon State game Saturday night, will be sold at the assembly. Phyl Perkins, war stamp promotion chairman, announced Wednesday tljat war stamps will also be on sale in the Igloo between 11 and noon. Veteran Enrollment Expected to Rise War veteran enrollment in the University is expected to increase spring term, and become increas ingly greater by next fall, accord ing to Vernon Basler, training of ficer for the veterans administra tion office in Portland. Mr. BaslSr, who supervises the training of vet erans under public laws 16 and 36, was on the campus Wednesday afternoon to consult with veterans 3ft individual problems. “Most of the veterans seem hap py in their work here, and appre ciate their opportunities,” Basler said. “On the whole they are doing satisfactorily, and are well adapted to the work. They are interested in it, and in preparing for good posi tions.” On visits to campuses through out the state, Mr. Basler has found the ex-servicemen active in stu dent offices, activities, and ath letics. The fact that they are older and more mature gives them an advantage, he remarked. He added that the veterans do help the man shortage on the campus. “We’d like to put a veteran on the cam py#; for every girl,” he laughed. The veterans administration rep resentative complimented Virgil D. Earl, dean of men, on his work as “main contact man” for the vet erans on the campus. “He is doing a good job, is interested in the boys, and knows how to help them. Any additional help may be had by writing to the veterans admin istration in Portland.” Since training veterans is rela tively new, some difficulties in ad ministration are occurring, Mr. Easier said. These are being worked out, and will be remedied eventually. ■4kr. Basler also met with vet erans in the vocational school. Sheldon Lecture Set, 7:30 P.M. Recognized as an authority on political liberalism in England and America, Dr. Henry D. Sheldon, professor emeritus of history and education, will speak tonight at 7:30 in room 12, Friendly hall. According to J. B. Jewell, dean of the school of education, it is probable that there is no other University professor in the United States who is more of a recog nized authority on the history of liberalism, both in England and America. Dr. Sheldon will comment on European situations and discuss means of avoiding them in Amer ica. He will also stress factors necessary to insure liberal govern ment in the future. This is the third of a series of University lectures, sponsored by the faculty, under the direction of Dr. Rudolph Ernst. Originality, Color Sought in Banners Signs for the war rally Saturday night are to be judged for origin ality of slogans, color, and general makeup, Betty Wilson, sign con test chairman announced today. There is no size restriction on them,, and they should be relative to the Oregon-Oregon State game Saturday night at McArthur court. The banners will be carried by each living organization from the houses to the rally at Johnson hall, where judges will announce the winner of the contest. Counselling Positions Open to University Coeds Word has been received from Portland headquarters of the Camp Fire Girls that Miss Elizabeth Blair, secretary of Portland Camp Fire Girls, will be on the campus Friday, February 9, to interview coeds interested in counseling girls at Camp Namanu next summer. Miss Blair will be in the Alumni room in Gerlinger hall Friday af ternoon, at which time questions will be answered and applications made available. Obituary Professor Igor Schmaltz died February 7, 1945. Cause: suicide by bullet in left temple; dismay over curiosity of what or who “It” is. Funeral services at Hend ricks park Saturday night. Free beer!!!! PUGNACIOUS John Moore, ireshman in liberal arts, who will take the part of the prizefighter who cheats death in the University theater version of the movie, “Here Conies Mr. Jordan,” opening in Guild hall tomorrow night. Today’s World WASHINGTON, London and Moscow simultaneously an nounced Wednesday that the Big Three were meeting in the Black sea area. Discussion topics were reported to be: joint plans for the occupation and control of Germany, political and economic problems of liberated Europe, and proposals for the earliest possible establishment of a per manent international organiza tion to maintain peace. THE SIEGFRIED LINE is buckling under Allied pressure and is reported to have been broken through in at least one place. OPTIMISM over the eastern front situation is shown in Soviet dispatches which say that the battle for Berlin has begun. TWO MORE U. S. air bases in China have fallen to the ad vancing Japs. One of them, Namyung, was also a producing center from which wolfram was sent to the American steet in dustry. AOPi Wins Honor The Alpha Omieron Pi sorority will have as their dinner guests the King of Hearts and his two knaves, for they were the first house on the eampus to reach a total of 100 per eent purchase of tickets to the Heart Hop. The Al pha Gamma Delta, Sigma Kappa, and Pi Beta Phi sororities will be presented with a dance record each, for placing second and third, respectively, in the contest. Intramural Games Intramural schedule for today: Sherry Ross vs. Yeomen, 3 p.in. Esquires vs. Campbell coop, 3:45 p.m. University Students Asked To Write Home, Secure Parents' Backing on Project By WINIFRED ROMTVEDT Students Wednesday were urged to write home to their) parents on behalf of the building program of the state system of higher education. The request came from a committee ap pointed by the executive council of the ASUO to inform citi zens of the building program which is in the ways and means committee of the legislature. With its investigation on the inadequacy of building appro priations completed, the committee is asking students to write to their parents, alumni, and other influential people of the state, and tell them why more money is needed, and why it should be appropriated. In planning a campaign for the advancement of University and state system building, the executive council said they hoped to impress upon the legislature the urgent need for the ‘long view” of higher educational development in this state— looking toward the expected large increases in enrollment, r ad Leads Criticize, Praise Fantasy By JEAN LAWRENCE Tirades for and against intimate style drama poured forth when Annabelle WilUerson Davis and John Moore, lead players in “Heav en Can Wait,” were interviewed Wednesday. The production opens tomorrow night at 8, in Cerijnger hall. i Neither acl’or nas ever under taken this type of acting before. “You’ve got people all around you and it’s harder to keep in char acter,” was the way Moore ex pressed it. Mrs. Davis thought it new and interesting but agreed that it was hard, especially com ing on “stage,” and ordinary-sized rug with the audience seated two feet from the edge. "Once I was feeling my way for a chair on the stage and when the lights came on, I had hold of Director Robinson's leg! He was sitting in the first row and I’d come in the wrong entrance,” she explained. Moore has been practic ing skipping rope with his eyes closed to get the effect. People That Ain’t Another difficulty with acting “Heaven Can Wait,” according to Moore, is talking to people that ren’t there. “When Mr. Jordan and I are ghosts, we hold long conver sations while the other people on stage, who supposedly can’t see us, talk among themselves as if we weren't there. It’s confusing!” Didj'a Ever See a Xmas Tree Walking? Someone reported in the Eu gene Register-Guard that a Uni versity instructor was seen walk ing down Willamette street on February 1, wearing a black straw hat decorated with red Christmas tree trimmings. He asked: “Are the milliners faced with a shortage of materials?” If they had indicated whether the instructor was a man or woman the answer to that ques tion would be much simpler. a fully-equipped institution con structed by a definite pattern. The main facts which the conn mittee wishes students to usi in informing their parents of tho state system's needs are: 1. Unless adequate appropiia tions a re made, there will be in suf ficient room to take care of re turned veterans at the close of tho war. 2. The state board of higher edu cation's proposal for building fund,** has been cut to one million dollars by the governor, and the commit tee of the ASUO believes tit,at amount left is entirely inadequate. 3. During the past 15 years, the state has spent $100,000 within the entire state system for build ing. while some 15 buildings have been built through the use of stu dent funds. At the University, the library, Chapman hall, and the in firmary have been built with stu dent money. Previous to the past 15 years, McArthur court and Hay ward field were built in that way. 4. State appropriations for tho state system of higher education have been lower than any other state in the west since the de pression. ( A more elaborate discussion and analysis of the situation is p>e sented on page 2 of this issue.) ISA Solons Elect Member to Council Harriet Farr, sophomore in ar ch itectu re and allied arts, waa elected to the position of IS! A sophomore representative by tho members of the ISA senate Tues day. Miss Farr has long been active* in ISA affairs and promises to ful fill the hopes.of the independent senators. She will be filling tho position vacated by Virginia Har ris. As her specific job on the ISAJ executive council includes super ■* vision over all ISA social functions, Miss Farr has made plans for an extensive independent social cam-* paign. A winter term ISA mixe* and a series of tennis dances dur ing spring term are planned. Miss Farr represents Hendriel's hall in the ISA senate. During her freshman year she was a member of the YWCA freshman council.