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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1946)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE.SATURDAY. OCTOBER
THE LEMON "O” . . .
Freshmen this morning will honor
another Oregon Homecoming tra
dition when they paint the “O” atop
Skinner’s butte. They have been
guarding it all night to ward of van
dals. Later the frosii will honor an
other tradition and scrub the seal
at the entrance of Villa rd hall.
(Emerald photo by Don Jones)
Frosh Traditions, Ord er of 'O' Parade
On Agenda with Ribbon of Blues Dance
^ By BETTYE JO BLEDSOE
“Home for Homecoming’’ celebrations hit their second big
clay today after opening with Friday’s sensational night of merry
making. Alums were welcomed on the campus last night by a
crashing noise-parade and fun-packed rally. Today will feature
the colorful Oregon-Washington State football game at Hay
ward field, preceded by observance of freshman traditions and
the Order of the “O ’ parade. Cam
pus clothes will be in order at the
The game will be attended by a
record crowd representing both
Oregon and Washington State
teams who will witness the out
standing half-time program and
cheer their teams on.
After the game a reception will
be held at the armory.
The program will include the tra
ditional introduction of Order of
the “O” alums.
Final fun-making and entertain
ment will take place at the annual
Homecoming dance tonight at 9
p. m. in McArthur Court to the blue
strains of Jack Teagarden and his
band. Dawn Carson, “Homecoming
Hostess,” will be introduced during
the dance intermission. Benny Di
Benedetto is chairman of the Home
SATURDAY, October 19:
9 A. M.—Alumni registration in Johnson hall.
v 10 A. M.—Freshman traditions (painting of the O, polishing
of the seal, etc.).
11 A. M.—Alumni meeting at Guild Theater.
11:45 A. M.—Order of O luncheon at the College Side Inn.
12:00—Alumni luncheon at Gerlinger hall.
1:45 P. M.—Order of O parade at Hayward field.
1:50 P. M.—Dedication ceremonies.
2:00 P. M.—Oregon-Washington State football game (half
4:30 P. M.—After game reception at armory.
8-10 P. M.—Faculty reception at Gerlinger hall.
9:00 P. M.—Homecoming dance at Mac Court.
Tapping of Druids and Friars.
Awarding of Sign Cup.
Introducing of hostess.
SUNDAY, October 20:
1:00 P. M.—Dinner at living organizations.
2-4 P. M.—Open house at art, music, and library buildings.
Prepared for a day packed full of
spirited events, Oregon alumni will
register today in the lobby of John
son hall from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phi Thetas and Kwamas will direct
registration, at which luncheon and
Homecoming dance tickets will be
After guarding the “O” on Skin
ner’s Butte all night, sleepy-eyed
freshmen will gather to paint it at
10:00 a.m. At the same time will be
the polishing of the seal in back of
Villard hall. Marv Rasmussen is in
charge of the Order of the “O” tra
An alumni meeting at which busi
ness will be discussed will be held
at the Guild theater at 11 a.m.
Alums who will need rooms to
night are asked to contact Dorothy
Rasmussen at the Alpha Delta Pi
Members of the Order of the “O”
will meet for luncheon at 11:45
Saturday at the Westgate house.
All members of the Order of the
"O” will march^at the Order of the
“O” parade at Hayward field at
1:45 p.m. At 1:50 the dedication
cefemonies will be observed.
Giving alums a chance to meet
friends they haven’t seen for years,
and others whom , they meet, per
(Please turn to page six)
(Emerald photo by Don Jones;
GIRL OF MY DREAMS . . .
These five finalists in the annual “Sweetheart of Shma Chi” contest are eagerly awaiting the voting by
members of the fraternity next Monday.
Teagarden In Spotlight
At Climax of Homecoming
1200 Couples to Pack Igloo as First
Name Band of Year Comes to Oregon
Highlighting today’s Homecoming celebration will be the
Homecoming dance in McArthur court from 9 to 12:45 p. m.,
featuring the orchestra of Jack Teagarden, heightened by song
stylist Christine Martin and vocalist Keqny Martin. The dance
will be festive with many couple expected to enjoy Blue "Rib
bons” furnished by Mr. “T” and band.
Marty Pond, chairman of the Homecoming dance committee,
announced that tickets will be sold tomorrow at the alumni regis
tration office and at McArthur court previous to the dance. Al
though tickets have sold speedily there are still some available.
They will be on sale today at $2.50 a couple.
Short silks or suits are in order for the dance. No corsages arc
necessary, although girls may wear flowers in their hair.
Some of the numbers included will be 'Tve Got a Right to
Sing the Blues,” “Memphis Blues,” "St. James Infirmary,”
"Tiger Rag,” and “St. Louis Blues.”
During intermission, shortly after 11 p. m., Dawn Carson,
newly-elected Homecoming Hostess, will be introduced by M. C.
Don Edwards, and will preside over the dance.
At this time the winners of the Homecoming sign contest will
be awarded silver cups by Miss Carson, and the new vocal combi
nation, "1 hree Dots and a Dash,” will sing a few numbers. Also
tapping of Druids and Friars will take place during intermission.
Parents of students and alumni arc invited to visit the dance
and witness the presenting of the cup. Seats may be obtained in
the back of McArthur court.
Winner of SX Sweetie Derby*
To be Chosen Monday Evening
Thursday Dinner to Cap Ceremony
Five Girls Anticipating Thrill of Last Selection
With five finalists from which to choose, Sigma Clii men will
ballot Monday night to determine their choice for the 1946 Sweet
heart of Sigma Chi. Ballots will be counted on a special radio
broadcast over KORL, at 8:15 next Wednesday night, and the
program will be climaxed with the announcement of the contest
winner. The finalists generally admitted feeling “very excited”
as me contest entered its critical
stage Friday. The five remaining
freshman girls are Pi Beta Phi’s
Sally Mueller, Chi Omega’s Pan
Newton, Kappa Alpha Theta’s Jo
anne LaRue, Susan Campbell’s Peg
gy Dougherty, and Hendricks’ Carol
Another feature of the announce
ment broadcast will be the appear
ance of the Sigma Chi song squad.
At a fraternity banquet Thursday
evening, October 24, the jeweled
Sigma Chi sweetheart ring and
necklace will be presented to the
newly-elected 1946 sweetheart.
Pictures of the finalists will be
taken Tuesday for the Oregonian.
A photograph of the Sweetheart at
Kennell-Ellis studio also has been
This is the first Sweetheart con
test to be held since the war started
i as the contest was discontinued
J when the fraternity closed* 'v. %
Sign, Noise Victors
Announced at Rally
Winners in the homecoming sign
contest and in the naise parade
were announced last night at the
all-campus program in McArthur
Phi Kappa Psi and Alpha Gamma
Delta were announced as winners
in the sign contests, and the noisiest
float in the noisy noise parade was
judged to be that of Beta Theta Pi^
Gerlinger and Highland house.
Winter term dormitory reser- I
vations should be made in the
dormitory office in John Straub,
not Johnson hall, as stated in Fri- I
day’s Emerald. ,»i