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-VOLUME XLVIII - Number 61
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15. 1947
-New Dad's Day
Dates Set for ASUO
Bob Wallace, junior in journalism,
Was named the new Dads’ day chair
man by a 7 to 3 vote of the members
of the ASUO executive council at a
special meeting called Tuesday.
Wallace replaces Marty Pond, who
was declared ineligible because of
his scholastic standing.
A member of Sigma Delta Chi,
men’s journalism honorary, he has
been an Emerald sports writer and
worked on the Homecoming dance
Petitions submitted to the coun
cil were narrowed down with a mo
tion made by Hal Brevig, senior
representative, and seconded by
Mrs. Marguerite Wittwer-Wright,
Emerald editor, to Howard Lemons,
ISA president; A1 Pietschman,
sophomore in business; Bob Matte
son, sophomore in liberal arts; and
The council also approved dates
for freshmen and ASUO elections
recommended by Educational Ac
tivities Manager Dick Williams.
Freshman nominations will be made
January 23 and the elections will be
held January 28.
ASUO nominations were set for
May 15, with the elections sched
uled on May 20 and installation May
Rally Vacancy Filled
Bill O’Hearn, a freshman in phy
- sical education, has been chosen to
fill the vacancy on the rally squad,
Tom Hazzard announced Monday.
- Some two dozen applicants were
interviewed by the rally squad yes
terday, and a special visit was made
to interview O’Hearn at the infirm
ary, where he has been confined for
the last week.
He was co-cheer leader with Hal
Schick in 1944 and returned to
i school this year after serving in the
In 1932 Election
Webfoots might have been
Yes, 15 years ago today a spe
cial ASUO election was called for
the purpose of selecting a. name
for students of Oregon and those
were a few of the suggestions.
The winner, Webfoots, received
413 votes; Trappers, 47; Pioneers,
37; Yellow-Jackets, 20; Lumber
Other suggestions were Oregon
Braves, Spearsmen, Ducks, Spar
tans, and Oregonians.
Tickets Go On Sale
Monday for Ball
Ticket sales for the formal Senior
ball, to be held January 25 from 9 to
12 ,will go on sale Monday, it was
announced yesterday by co-ticket
chairmen, Natalie Cartier, senior in
psychology, and Jay Hyde, senior in
Tickets for the ball will sell for
$1.20 a couple instead of the pre
viously announced price of $2.40
per couple and may be purchased
at Mac court or from the represen
tatives in each men’s living organi
zation beginning next week.
Decorations for the dance will be
kept secret, and the theme and
name of the band will be an
nounced at later date. Although
the dance is formal boys will not be
required to wear tuxedos, however,
both tuxedos and dark suits are in
Chapman Movie Tonight
Mystery and crime will be fea
tured when “Tatters” and “Under
world” are shown in 207 Chapman
at 7:30, Activities Manager Dick
Williams said Tuesday.
“Tatters,” a tale of the slums,
was made in 1911. Made 36 years
ago, “Underworld” was directed by
Josef von Sternberg and stars
George Bancroft and Evelyn Brent.
Cast of 'Mama'
James in Leads
Life Is Portrayed
“I Remember Mama,” the living
portrait of a Norwegian family
transplanted to San Francisco in
the early 1900s, will be presented
as the first winter term University
theater production. Horace W. Rob
inson, assistant professor of speech
and drama, will direct the play,
which will run February 7, 8, and 11
through 15, and James Bronson,
drama department senior, will be
Mama, a practical but under
standing woman, will be played by
LeJeune W. Griffith; and Uncle
Chris, a black Norwegian who keeps
the upper hand by frightening peo
ple into doing as he tells them, will
be portrayed by Clifton James.
Mary Hoch will appear as Katrin,
the impressionable young writer
and oldest daughter. The rest of
the Hanson family includes Bill
Countryman as Papa, Marilyn Row
ling as Christine, Robert Over as
Nels, and Florence Hawkesworth as
Dagmar. An important member of
the Hanson household is Uncle
Elizabeth, Dagmar's alley cat com
panion, who will be played by
Purrl, the Robinson feline.
Mama's sisters come in for their
share of action, too. There is bossy
Jenny, played by Marilyn Wherry;
Mary A. Nelson as the whining
Aunt Sigrid; and Peggie Jene Mc
Clure as Aunt Trina, a mouselike
Donald P. McNeil will appear as
Mr. Hyde; Ken Lomax as Doctor
Johnson; Pat Lane and Theo Fei
kert as nurses; Mildred Chetty as
Madeline; Grace Hoffman as Doro
thy Schiller; and Blanche Jackuli
as Florence Dana Moorhead.
This warm, human story of the
Hanson family and their relatives
wras adapted for the stage by John
van Druten from Kathryn Forbes’
book, “Mama’s Bank Account.”
Dr. Frankfort Speaks Jan. 20
'Egyptian Gods' Topic
Of Chapman Lecture
Dr. Henri Frankfort, professor
with the Oriental institute of the
University of Chicago, will deliver
a lecture entitled “The Egyptian
Gods: a Problem of Polytheism”
when he appears in 207 Chapman
at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 20.
The lecture, first in a series of
five, is jointly sponsored by the
University Lectures committee and
the Department of Religion.
Speaker Well Grounded
A scholar in the field of archeol
ogy and an authority on the religion
and culture of ancient Egypt, he
-fes been director of excavations for
the Egypt Exploration society,
Field Director of the Oriental insti
tute, Iran Expeditions, and profes
sor of history and archeology of the
Ancient Near East at the Univer
sity of Amsterdam.
Since 1932 he has been research
professor of Oriental archeology at
the Oriental institute. He has writ
ten several books among which
three are on the press: “Kingship
and the Gods,’’ “An Interpretation
of Egyptian Religion,” and “The
Intellectual Adventure of Ancient
Has Leiden Ph.D.
Born in Amsterdam, Dr. Frank
fort received his M.A. in Near East
ern Archeology from the University
of London in 1924 and his Ph.D.
from the University of Leiden in
He is a member of the American
Oriental society, Fellow of the Roy
al Anthropological Institute of
Great Britain and Ireland, and Cor
responding Member of the Royal
Dutch Academy of Sciences.
DK. HENRI FRANKFORT . .
To Lead Webfoots
By BERNIE HAMMERBECK
James W. Aiken, coach and athletic director at the Uni
versity of Nevada for the past eight years, has been named
head football coach for the University of Oregon according to
an announcement released by President Harry K. Newburn late
yesterday. Aiken is expected to arrive on the campus later this
week and begin preparations for the spring football training
He succeeds Gerald A. (Tex) Oliver, who announced last'
October that he was resigning effective upon the completion
of the 1946 season.
COACH’S RECORD IMPRESSIVE
Aiken boasts a record of 25 years in the football coaching’
profession, including 14 years in Ohio high school ranks, 3
years at Akron (Ohio) university, and 8 seasons at Nevada.
During that period he has established an outstanding record
of 177 wins, 48 defeats, and 7 ties.
President Newburn revealed that Aiken will fill only the
role of football coach, with the athletic directorship still re
maining unfilled. An announcement is expected on the di
rectorship post sometime in the near future.
NEWBURN LAUDS MENTOR
In making the announcement President Newburn stressed
Aiken’s ability to produce winning football teams under a va
riety of situations. He also praised Aiken’s personality and
expressed belief that he would prove ideal on the football field
and when mixing with students and supporters as well.
No announcement was made as to the assistants under the
new coaching regime except that Aiken will have the choice
himself. It is believed that he will bring several of his assis
tants from Nevada.
Terms of his contract were not revealed, the appointment
not as yet having been approved by the State Board of Higher
Education. (Picture on Page 4)
Old Oregon Ready
For 1947 Debut
Old Oregon, campus alumni
monthly, will be distributed today
to all living organizations, Harry
Glickman, editor, announced Mon
The two-page center spread fea
tures alumni of Roseburg and
Douglas county. A reprint of an ar
ticle from the Portland Oregonian
of June 14, 1908, presents a chapter
on the history of the University. Art
Litchman, ’41, director of the athlet
ic news bureau, contributed an ar
ticle on the frosh and JV basketball
The results of an Old Oregon poll,
an article on the graduate place
ment service under the direction of
Karl W. Onthank, dean of person
nel administration, and pictures of
the Old Oregon upper staff mem
bers arc also included in the Janu
Girls Under 2.00 Meet
House scholarship chairmen and
all girls whose grades for last term
were under a two point are asked
to meet with Mrs. Golda Wickham,
dean of women, Thursday at 6:00
p.m. in the alumnae hall of Gerlin
Mrs. Wickham stated that the
meeting is for the benefit of each
girl, and that all girls should at
tend. Work for the term should be
organized so that there will be. less
need to worry near the end of the
term and just before exam week.
Extra! Scoop! Announcement de
James is the boy—the choice is
Nov/ that we've got the inside track,
Nevada won't get Aiken back.
» ■ - * •—-G.M.S.
Friday Last Day
For 'Cinch' Drops
Does that "pipe" seem different
lately? Are you spending more time
than you had expected on a “cineb"
two-hour course ? Have those cob
webs you are trying to brush from
your brain become synonymous
with the modern version of the
“Iron Curtain" ?
If these things are true, the Em
erald brings you tidings of great
joy. According to C. E. Avery, Uni
versity registrar, you have until
Friday, January 18, to change to
And, on the other hand, if you are
one of these individuals, vet or oth
erwise, who feels that time hangs
heavy on your hands these chilly
nights, you have the opportunity of
remedying that by enrolling for new
courses by that date,
j To those of us who are really
! frightened- Courage! Couiijes do
not have to be dropped until Feb
Phillip H. Parrish, editor of the
editorial page of the Oregonian,
will speak in 207 Chapman at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21.
The editor’s topic will be his ex
periences during his recent army
sponsored tour of Europe. He was
! accompanied on the inspection tour
by several other prominent editors
! and publishers selected from Amer
i The talk which is open to the pub
i lie, will be under the auspices of
I Sigma Delta Chi, men's- national
) professional journalism fraternity.