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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1947)
• ■ UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1947
VOLUME XLVIII Number 112 \
Initial'Play Ball' Today
To Open Oregon Season
The lid blows off today for Coach Hobby Hobson and his
baseball crew, Northern Division defending champions, in their
quest for the 1947 baseball title. Coach Guy Wicks and the
Idaho Vandals will provide the opposition in the northern divi
sion opener slated for three o'clock at Howe field. Pre-game
ceremonies will start at 2:45.
President Harry Newburn will receive the hall from Junior
V eekend Queen Sue Fernimen and will then pitch to the first
batter—Mayor Earl McNutt of Eugene. Dean Orlando Hollis
will crouch behind the plate in catcher's togs.
Coaches and teams will be appropriately feted at the home
jiite pre-game session, and the University band will be on hand
to provide music.
Aflutter in the afternoon breeze will be. the evidence of pre
vious Oregon prowess—lemon and green championship pen
nants. And yesterday Coach Hobson, Queen Sue. and co-cap
tains Hal Saltzman and Dick Burns surveyed the pennant
flying possibilities as the above picture was taken. Saltzman,
today’s staring pitcher is at the left. The disconsolate observer
in the stands is Snowbelle—a true queen who Wednesday was
thwarted in her attempt to graduate to the Royalty league by
a scholastically bent Junior Weekend committee.
AWS preview weekend, the first “rush” weekend to be staged by
University women, will bring approximately 200 high school seniors
to the campus Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
AWS and campus living organizations have planned a varied pro
gram of entertainment lor the seniors, beginning with the Nickel Hop
Froday evening, and including “The Green Pastures,” campus tours, and
See story on page 7
The picture below shows University Phi Thetas and Kwamas, ser
vice honorary members, welcoming arriving high school seniors to the
EMERALD photo by Don Jones.
Eldon Johnson Named
Dean of Liberal Arts
Dr. Eldon Johnson, present head
of the political science depart
ment, has been appointed dean of
the school of liberal arts and the
graduate school, President Har
ry K. Newburn announced yester
Dr. Johnson will succeed Dean
James H. Gilbert of the college of
liberal arts, who retires June 80.
As dean of the graduate school
he will succeed Dr. Howard K.
Taylor, who has been acting dean
since the retinstatement of the
graduate school early this year.
See additional details on page
—EMERALD photo by Don Jones.
Noise Parade Opens Drive
Noise! Cars! Signs! Students!
A noise parade is scheduled to roll, com
plete with all the trimmings and equipped to
make noise enough to let the city of Eugene
know that the University is behind the Stu-.
'J'he parade, beginning at 6:15 p.m. April 24,
will snowball from the upper campus, winding
past the living organizations on the campus,
through the downtown district of Eugene, and
back to the Igloo for the kick-off assembly of
the Student Union drive on the campus.
The assembly, which will be broadcast at
7:30 p.m. from McArthur court, will open the
campaign for $5000 to be raised by May 10.
One of the main events of the assembly will
be the on-the-spot drawing of one woman’s
and one man's living organization to sing
before the assembly, the women singing "As
1 Sit and Dream at Evening” and the men
singing “Oregon” and it will be done without
previous notice. Each living organization is
required to have as many students there as
possible in the event their houses will be