Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 04, 1947, Image 1

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Col. John MacGreg
or, former AS CO
president, who spoke
on “Fraternity Rela
tions With the Ad
ministration” at the
interfraternity coun
cil banquet in his
honor Friday eve
Ducks Tip Cougars
56-52 in Opener
I lie University of Oregon Pucks squeezed out their
twelfth straight victory of the season Monday night hv drop*
ping the Washington State Cougars 56 to 52 in McArthur
court. A crowd of 6700 fans witnessed tlie game, which
was the first conference test for both teams.
See Story on page 4.
AlacGregor Predicts Assistance
From N. Y. Alumni Association
By Mayo, president of Interfraternity
council, headed arrangements for the
banquet held Friday night honoring
Col. John MacGregor, prominent Uni
versity alumnus. Mayo introduced the
guests, including University officials
and Ernest Haycox who presented
Colonel MacGregor.
“We’re only waiting for the go ahead signal front
Ernest Haycox,” declared Colonel John MacGregor,
prominent alumnus and a member of the class of '23,
when questioned Friday about the part the New
York alumni association would play in the plans con
cerning any drive for funds for the proposed Student
Union building here at the University.
The New York association has 400 members, Col.
MacGregor said and has been organized for 30 years.
He served as president of tire association from 1926
until two weeks ago, when Owen Callaway, class ot
'23, became the new president.
Served in Far East
Col. MacGregor has a very special interest in the
drive for a Student Union building as he was first to
advocate building the Student Union and then con
ducted the first successful campaign for funds.
During World War II, Col. MacGregor served as
an army intelligence officer in the Far East for four
and one-half years. Much of the colonel’s time was
spent in investigating the results of incendiary bombs,
atomic bombs and bacteriological warfare.
War Shows Mistakes
“I've noticed one thing during my tours and from
observations I made that impressed me a great deal,’’
Col. MacGregor said. “Throughout the war the Jap
anese, Germans, and Russians did not discontinue
the education of technicians, while the United States
Student Union 'Dream' Slowly Taking Shape
John MacGregor
Launched First Drive
The 23-year-old "dream” of al
umni and students, the Student Un
ion building, is step by step becom
ing a reality.
Plans, rejections, hopes, and
more plans have accumulated dur
ing the history of the student union
project since ASUO President John
MacGregor and the senior class of
3923 launched the first campaign
to raise construction funds for the
building. Blueprints, detailed lists
of items and rooms to be included
in the building have been drawn up
and are now waiting for the chance
to materialize.
The site has been chosen. But the
greatest problem since its beginning
I is not yet solved. That problem—fi
I nances—is the one which student
m leaders and alums are determined
” to clear up now.
Erb Memorial
The late President Donald M. Erb
to whom the Student Union build
ing will be a memorial, early placet
the building first on the—fist o.
campus needs.
In 1923 the first action was taker
by the senior class when each mem
ber pledged $10 for ten years. Tha
same year, several campus organi
zations contributed to the fund.
First Drive
The first big campus drive wa
conducted in 1924, with $219,08'
being collected in pledges. The fol
lowing year a second drive collect
ed $67,500 and the $5 per tern
building fee was approved. Alsc
the half block on 14th avenue be
tween Alder and Kincaid street,
was purchased for the Student Un
ion. The last campus drive in 192(
collected $1,239, most of which wa:
intended for the baseball pavilion
^ in 1935, after nine years of little
action, the plan was revived wher
it, was revealed that a Union wa:
' financially possible with the hel;
of vari rus outside sources. The Stu
I (Please turn lo page eight)
Emerald to Carry
AP Wire Stories
Beginning- next Tuesday, page
eight of the Emerald will be devot
ed to more complete coverage of
world news than has heretofore
been possible in this paper. Gloria
Smith, sophomore in journalism,
will edit the page, using Associated
Press night wire copy fro mthe re
ceiver in the journalism building.
The appointment of Miss Smith
as world news editor was made
Thursday by Managing Editor Jack
Billings, under whose direction the
new department will be launched.
Decision to cover off-campus
news to a greater extent than the
facilities of the former “Today’s
Woiid” column provided was
reached by the Emerald editor af
ter tabulation of results of the fall
term poll to determine student
wishes regarding the Emerald. Fac
ulty members, juniors, seniors, and
graduate students were largely in
1 favor of publication of the most
■ significant aspects of the interna
tional and national scene daily in
i the Emerald. Underclassmen, the
• poll showed, were either non-com
: mittal or preferred no off-campus
- news.
The AP stories will be condensed
and carried under separate head
3 lines.
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Guild to Meet Monday
The annual meeting of the Uni
versity Guild will be held Monday
at 7:30 p. m. in the guild theatre
: in Johnson hall. At this time new
advisory board members will be
elected and plans for the remainder
! of the year will be discussed.
; All drama majors are expected
' to attend and other students who
are interested are cordially invit
i ed. Following the meeting, further
. tryouts for “I Remember Mama’’
i will be held.
Fair and Warmer?
UO puzzle of the week—
What sex is that bundled freak?
Female, he-male—all those wrap
So I asked it, “Why the trappins?”
A muffled snuffle, “I won’t freeze.
Temp, reading here—18 degrees.’’
ISA Petitions Due
For Class Officers
Freshmen seeking nomination
for class officers on the Indepen
dent ticket should turn in iheir
petitions to members of a com
mittee headed by Mavis Knorr,
according to Dale Harlan, vice
president of the Independent Stu
dents association.
The petitions, available at the I
offices of the dean of men and
the dean of women, will be re
ceived until January 28, he said.
Members of the committee are
Miss Knorr, University house;
LaVerne Gunderson, Hendricks
hall; Trudi Penny, Orides; Don
McNeill, Campbell club; Lorelee
Moore, Gerlinger hall; Si Eljing
son, Campbell club; and Marian
Slattery, Hilyard house.
University regulations require
that any applicant for a student
! office have a grade point average
of a 2.00 or better, Harlan point
i ed out.
Rushing Starts Jan. 6
For Campus Fraternities
Fraternity rushing for the win
ter term will begin Monday, Janu
ary 6, according to an announce
ment made Friday by Dean Earl’s
office. All students interested in
pledging are required to fill out a |
; registration card in the office of
! the dean of men, and to pay a
; S5.00 registration fee.
| Winter rushing will be informal, .
I as has been the custom in the past, i
Rally Dance Crowd
Predicted Large
A large turnout i» cmUuipciLeu xor
the Kwama-Skull and Dagger rally
rlancc tonight following the Oregon
Washington State basketball game,
according to Joan Williams, co
“As it is being put on entirely for
the benefit of campus living organ
izations, no profit will be gained,”
she said. This is the first in a scries
of projected Saturday night stu
dent dances under the sponsorship
of the educational activities office.
“Because of the increasing re
turn of students to the campus, we
should pack the place,” said Bill
(Plccisc turn to page eight)
Joan Williams, president of Kvva
ma, named co-chairman of the Ral
ly dance to be held tonight in Ger
linger hall following the basketball
game. Bill Barnuni, president ol
Skull and Dagger, is the other co
relaxed training here. In the field . >f
science the other nations didn't lose
stride, while here I don’t think we
emphasized the importance of
training new men,” the colonel de
“War brings to the fore the mis
takes of a country,” he said, “and I
hope we can compensate for ours in
a short time.”
Duck Team Praised
While in the Far East Col. Mac
Gregor saw Dr. Harold J. Noble,
who recently returned to the cam
pus. Dr. Noble was in the Far East
serving as a correspondent for the
Saturday Evening Post.
Col. MacGregor returned to a fa
vorite subject, basketball, before the
(Please turn to page eight)
Dean G. S. Turnbufl
Goes East Monday
Dean George S. Turnbull wll
leave the campus Monday to repre
sent the University school of jour
nalism at the conventions of tiro
American Association of Schools
and Departments of Journalism ar 1
the American Association of Teach
ers of Journalism. The convention
will be held at the University of
Kentucky at Lexington on Januar y
10 and 11.
Chief subject- for (liscussion will
be the accrediting program which
will occupy the first meeting of the
convention. Representatives from
the Louisville Courier-Journal, the
Lexington Herald-Leader, and na
tionally-known newspaper men will
speak at various luncheons and din
ners during the two-day meet.
Roundtable discussions will be on
the agenda for Saturday. Business
problems of newspapers, teaching
courses in radio, and teaching edi
torial interpretation are among the
subjects to be discussed.
Gayle Waldrop of Colorado will
discuss ‘‘The Now Denver Post,”1
now being edited by E. Palmer Hoyt,
former editor of the Portland Ore
gonian and graduate of the Univcr-i
sity school of journalism.
Dean Turnbull will return to the
campus immediately following ti o
j convention and will report the re
I suits of the meeting to the journal
I ism faculty.