Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 22, 1945, Page 5, Image 5

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    Prof, Now Army Man,
Does Teaching Abroad
Here I am head over heels in university work again, and I
men just that.” Thus wrote Lt. Col. Freeman Glenn Mac
•dr oer, professor of education at the University now on leave to
the armed forces, in a recent letter to Dean James R. Jewell, of
the school of education. Colonel Macomber is on the faculty of
the army university center No. 2,
located at Biarritz France.
Going on to explain the army
college in France, Lt. Col. Ma
comber said: “This is one of the
few times in history that a full
fledged university of 4000 stu
dents and 270 faculty members
will have been organized from the
ground up, including the procure
ment of a very well known staff,
all within a period of a few months.
We are scheduled to start classes
on August 20, yet right no'w most
of the faculty is still in the United
States, and building facilities are
just being procured—with me right
in the middle of it all. *
Executive Officer
“I am executive officer for the
chief of the academic division, and
with the chief operation out of
*Paris right now the job of obtain
ing sufficient classrooms, labora
tories, library, etc., seems to have
dropped right in my lap, as has the
laying out of the several schools
of the university—science, educa
tion, fine arts, liberal arts, com
merce, agriculture, and journalism.
It is quite some little undertaking,
and we are just about taking over
the town for the purpose.
“There is no university here, so
the school of education will occupy
three or four large villas, a depart
ment store will become the library,
a small hotel the school of liberal
arts. We will have a 20-minute
break between classes as some of
the buildings will be about three
quarters of a mile from each other.
The library of congress is sending
oyer a reference library; the facul
ty-comes from the army and from
the universities of the United
States, with a number of nation
ally known men secured.’’
“All in all, it will be quite an
experiment, with me in a sort of
modified dean of faculties position.
Dean Russel of Chicago ccmes
over as advisor to the general;
Unstadt probably will head up the
school of education. Must run now
to keep a date to look over some
buildings. More later.
“Sunday morning—clear and
beautiful. I have a room in the
Palais hotel, one of the world
famous hotels, where I. literally
can spit in the Atlantic—at least
during extra high tide, and with
ne head wind. Later, we will move
into villas as the hotels will all be
used for students.
“George Godfrey is here as pub
lic relations officer. It was good to
run into him.” (Major Godfrey is
Tyw' leave of absence for war duty
from his position as director of
the University News bureau).
Pressure Required
“I've been on the job only a few
days now. I should have been here
a month ago but my former unit
would not release me until consid
erable pressure was brought from
above. I enjoyed my former assign
ment most thoroughly, so I didn't
care too much one way or another.
I probably would have been able
to have returned home earlier if
this transfer had not been made.
On the other hand, I am getting
back into university work in no
uncertain terms, which I like—if
we don’t all go crazy in the pro
cess of getting it running.
“As an example, a major just
reported in to teach electrical
engineering, so I stopped this
letter long enough to participate
in the following discussion:
'•“Major: ‘What equipment has
been ordered?’
“Me: T don t know. They are
^Working oh that in Paris. Did you
check on that up there?’
Nothing Done
Major: ‘Yes. They think noth
ing has been done as there were
no electrical men available until
I came in.’
“Me: ‘Can you use standard
army equipment ? If so, we can
probably get it out of Marseilles.
If not, we will have to try to .get
it from Germany or Switzerland.
Can you make out a list of what
you need?’
“Major: ‘Yes, I’ll have it ready
within two days.’
“Me: ‘OK. By that time, wie
should have the classrooms and
labs fairly well set so we can give
most of our time to following up
on equipment.’
“Major: ‘Very well, sir. I'll get to
work on it. I thing I can get by
on army equipment.’
“And so on far into the night.
“Must get back to work now.
Have some hopes of breaking
away from this job and getting
heme after we get it to running.
Will write later.”
Lieutenant Colonel Macomber
has had duty with the intelligence
division in north Africa, Sicily,
France, Germany, and Switzer
land. Prior to this, he had' charge
of the entire educational program
of the WAC with his headquarters
at Miami, Florida.
Mrs. Maccmber and their three
children are remaining in Eugene.
Grad Publishes Book ....
A copy of “Some Time Alone”
by Major George L. Hall, U of O
graduate, was recently sent Mrs.
Geneveive Turnipseed, director of
dormitories, as a personal remem
brance by the major. This is the
first book by the 1939 Oregon
graduate to be published. Major
Hall was winner of the Failing
Beekman speech award in his
senior year.
Visiting Law
The appointment of Vernon
Abram Vrooman as visiting pro
fessor of law at the University for
the coming year, has been an
nounced by Orlando John Hollis,
dean of the law school. Mr. Vroo
man, who has also taught law at
St. Louis university, is on leave
from Drake university, Des
Moines, Iowa, where he has been
professor since 1926.
He has been admitted to the
New York, Nevada, California,
Missouri, and Iowa state bars
besides being admitted to practice
before the United States supreme
court. The visiting professor re
ceived his bachelor of arts degree
from the University of Nevada,
his L.L.B. and L.L.M. from Albany
law school, and a doctor of juris
prudence degree from Stanford.
Mr. Vrooman served as an in
fantry lieutenant-colonel for two
and a half years in world war II.
In world war I he was a captain
serving overseas, where he won the
distinguished service cross with
Robert C. .Hall; known to stu
dents as an associate professor of
of journalism and superintendent
of'the University press, and Mrs.
Minnie P. Guy, University press
secretary, were married Tuesday,
September 11, at the First Baptist
church in Eugene.
Gage Due Back
Daniel D. Gage, Jr., associate
professor of business administra
tion, has resigned his post as office
of price administration rent direc
tor in Portland. He has been or
leave of absence for three years
and will return to the University.
There are eight generals among
the alumni of Ohio State univer
| sity.
8 Housemothers
New On Campus
Eight new or transferred house
mothers have been appointed at
women’s living' organizations on
the campus. They are: Alpha Chi
Omega, Eva Monahan; Alpha hall,
Aeda. Stilwell; Delta Gamma, Mrs.
Fay Dillingham; Hendricks hall,
Miss Estelle Armitage; Kappa
Alpha Theta, Agnes Hansen; Hil
iyard house, Mrs. C. Wilson; Rebec
1 house, Miss Claudena Holm; Sigma
j hall, Madeleine Bounell; Delta
Zeta, Mrs. Mary Sharp formerly of
dean of women’s office.
Returning house mothers are:
Alpha Delta Pi, Mrs. Floyd West
erfield; Alpha Gamma Delta, Mrs.
H. J. Boyd; Alpha Omicron Pi,
Mrs. A. F. Rapp; Alpha Phi, Mrs.
Charlotte Anderson; Alpha Xi
Delta, Mrs. Evelyn Street; Chi
Omega, Mrs. C. L. Van Tassell;
Delta Delta Delta; Miss Pearl
Bonnisteel; Gamma hall. Mrs.
Edna M. Stokes; Gamma Phi Beta,
Mrs. Adda Wilson; Highland
house, Mrs. Dora McCarger;
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Mrs. Ruby
Marks; Pi Beta Phi, Miss S. H.
Devereux; Sherry Ross hall, Mrs.
Grace Hopper; Sigma Kappa, Mrs.
F. Smith; Susan Campbell, Miss
Fannie McCament; University
house, Mrs. Lela Fenton; Zeta Tau
Alpha, Mrs. Lorraine M. Clancy.
Ducks Rally
in Seattle
For University of Oregon stu
dents who are in Seattle for the
Oregon-Washington football game
and Seattle alumni, a special pre
game rally and party will be held
at the Washington Athletic club in
Seattle at 6 p.m. Friday, Septem
ber 28.
Taking part in the pre-game
activities will be Oregon coaches,
Tex Oliver and John Warren, Anse
Cornell, athletic manager and Dick
Strite, publicity director.
WEBFOOT COACHES RETURN—Howard Hobson, left,‘and " lev
Oliver, right, are shown here in front of their McArthur court head
quarters'soon after their return as head basketball, baseball and foot
ball coaching jobs, respectively. (Courtesy Register-Guard)
Pacific Basin Studies
An enlarged liberal arts pro
gram of Pacific Basin studies has
been organized for the coming
year under the chairmanship of
Dr. Harold J. Noble, associate
professor of history. The new cur
riculum will be administered by an
inter-departmental comimttee and
will include courses from the vari
ous departments.
Required for a major in this
field are the following courses:
Geography of Asia, Geography of
the Pacific, Peoples of the Pacific
Rim, History of Oriental Art,
Civilizations of China and Japan,
Far East in Modern Times, His
tory of China or History of Japan,
Economic Problems of the Pacific,
and Living Religions of the Orient.
These courses are recommended
in addition: two years of Japanese,
Beginings and Development of
Civilization, International Rela
tions, Civilization and Art Epochs,
History of Social Thought, Amer
ican Foreign Relations, and His
tory of the Pacific Northwest.
Meritorious Service
For meritorious service against
the enemy on the Villa Verde trail
in northern Luzon, Sgt. Kenneth
E. Shetterly, law student from
1941 to 1943, has been awarded
the bronze star.
The medal winner plans to re
turn to the law school upon his
return to the states.
There are eight generals among
the alumni of Ohio State univer
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