The Weather ^ Emerald Aspirants Eugene and vicinity, clear to part- A complete iist of a„ Emerald ly cloudy today; little temperature night staff and copy desk workers change. and reporters will appear on the _ Emerald bulletin board tomorrow.' VOLUME XLIX_._Eugene. Oregon — Wednesday. September 24. 1947 * No. 8 Vet Planner Senator Wayne L. Morse tells the inside story on veteran's iegisla lation in the 80th congress. The first part of an interview with the senator by Emerald Editor Bob Frazier appears today on Page 2. UO Plans 'Beat Texas' Rallies For Streets of Eugene, Portland Three “Beat Texas’’ rallies are planned by the ASUO Texas rally committe for this weekend. Head ing the committe is Yell King John Backlund. Every effort is being made by the committee to stimulate spirit for this showdown battle between the two schools. The first snowball rally of the year will start from three differ ent locations. One snowball group will leave from Alpha Phi; the second from Sigma Kappa; and the third from Tri-Delt. A complete itinerary for each group will be published in tomor row’s Emerald. Guides Furnished Members of the rally squad', Kwama and Skull and Dagger will head each group and guide them in their travel through the cam pus. Each organization has been requested to prepare as many signs as possible for the foot pa rade. No cars will be used in the processions. A “March through Portland’’ is planned for Friday night by the rally workers. Arrangements have been handled by Bass Dyer in Portland. Dyer explained his pro gram to the local rally commute Saturday morning. Assemble at 8:15 p.m. Students will assemble at the Benson hotel at 8:15 p.m. Friday. Led by the Oregon band, Webfoots will march up Broadway en masse. Fight signs have been asked for. The yell king requested that all signs from Thursday’s rally be kept for this event and the one slated' for Saturday morning. Portland has turned over the (Please turn to page two) Speakers To Orient Members Dr. E. Ray Nichols To Advise Group; Expansion Planned The University symposium pro gram will begin its fourteenth year cf local and state-wide service ac tivity next Tuesday evening at a 7 p.m. meeting in room 107 Friend ly. This first meeting of the year will be largely devoted to an orien tation of new members and a pre liminary discussion of the season’s topics. Short informal talks will be given by several veteran “sympo riumi’ce's” and refreshments will be consumed by all of those present. Last year this student speech program, under the direction of Dr. R. D. Clark, served almost 50 com munities with University of Ore gon speakers addressing over 12, 000 people on topics of both state and nation-wide interest. This year the symposium program will be under the guidance of Dr. E. Ray Nichols who will be aided by John Baird, instructor in speech. War ren Miller, senior in political sci ence, will assist as student director of the program. Frovides Experience The symposium phase of the University speech and drama de partment’s service program each year provides public speaking ex perience for 30 or 40 University students and brings these students before the public in a three-month program devoted to open discussion of current social, economic, or po litical problems. The program is designed to give experience in chairmanship of public discussion, in radio discussion, and in open forum questioning as well as in the analysis, criticism, and persuasion inherent in the presentation of a public discussion of current prob lems. Plans for the year call for an ex pansion of the program to include special instruction for inexperi enced speakers as well as for the regular symposiumites. This will serve to initiate potential sympo sium squad members into the tech niques of persuasive speaking and open-forum questioning. Freshmen are especially encouraged to take part in this 'program as it is now established to give them a basic (Please turn to page three) Wesley Foundation To Hear Swomley John Swomley, director of the national council against conscrip ! tion, will be a guest at the first I Wesley Foundation “coffee hour” ' to be held at Wesley house, 1347 Onyx street, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. Swomley will speak and hold an open forum for all students in terseted in the question of peace time conscription. Wednesday at S p.m. Swomley organizations at house firesides on ity center, on the topic “Peacetime Conscription, the Road to War.” The public is invited to hear this address. Alum Magazine Will Feature Class of 1947 The October issue of Old Oregon will feature the class of '47. There will be approximateely 100 stories about members of the last grad uating class. These short write-ups will tell briefly of the activities of ’47 alums since last June. According to Res Anderson, al umni secretary, Old Oregon has undergone a complete renovation in style and content. The lay-out will talk at the Eugene commun y ear’s and more white space will be used for easier reading. Campus Scenes Featured All nine issues this year will have half-tone drawings fqr covers. These drawings will feature mod ern and historical campus scenes. The covers were drawn by Mrs. Jack Wilkinson, whose husband is assistant professor of painting and drawing in the art school. The Old Oregon staff plans to include more news of the classes and hopes for a better distribution of this class news. More space will be made available for this news by cutting down on the amount of ad vertising. More Pictures Planned The staff also plans to use more pictures this year and to have more feature stories. The first issue will feature arti cles on the Webfoots now at the Denver Post, a story by*Professor Moll about his recent trip to Aus tralia, a special football feature, a story on the cover artist, Mrs. Wil kinson, articles on the expansion in the art p-nd music schools, and stories by Preident Newburn and Ernie Haycox. Enrollment Hits Above 5000 Mark Male Registrants Outnumber Women With 2000 Margin Unofficial registration totals through Monday noon showed that 5524 students had completed the entire process. Of this unofficial number 5455 represented students whose cards had been run through the IBM machine for final regis tering. Registrar Curtis E. Avery stated that students are still going through the registration schedule and should boost the totals by the end of the week. He also said that some prospective students were still being granted admissions. Of the students’ cards run. through the IBM recorders 3677 were men and 177S were women. This maintained the approximate male-female ratio of two to one that had prevailed during the first days of registration. Of the men students 2798, a lit tle over 75 per cent, were veter ans. There were S3 women stu dents with previous military ser vice. This term’s enrollment thus far is still short of the 5696 total of fall term last year. Meeting Slated For Webfooters Plans for the entire year will be discussed at the Webfooters’ or ganizational meeting tonight in room 105, journalism building. The time has been changed from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. so it will not conflict with exchange desserts, Johnny Backlund, yell king, said yester day. Backlund emphasized that it is important that each living organ ization have a representative at the meeting. The Webfooters, the be hind-the-scenes rally squad group organized last year, will teach songs and yells to members of their own living organizations, ar range for card tricks at football games, aijjl in other ways promote spirit at athletic events. Back lund said. Scribe Traces Student Union Drive from Infancy By JEANNE SIMMONDS When most of us at the Univer sity were in the pre-romper or romper stage, and before most of us thought much of anything a bout the University of Oregon, someone dreamed a dream of Student Union. John McGregor, president of the Class of '23, ini tiated the drive that will one day culminate in aJLTnion for Oregon. But wars, rising costs, econom ic turmoil, the death of Dr. Erb, and trouble unforeseen in McGreg or's day have clouded the build ing picture, and now the Univer- j sity students are faced with an other financial problem. Shortly after Harry K. Newburn became president of the University, he gave the drive for funds new im petus and Will V. Norris was ap pointed to investigate Unions throughout the country so that Oregon’s would equal or excel the best of them. Campaign Begun Last spring term a fund rais ing campaign was instigated, and the goal of that organization was set for $600,000. At that time, it was thought that that sum, plus other revenue on hand, would erect a building of 150,000 square feet, but the drive was des tined to fail short, and it became evident that even if the money was raised, it would not build the 150,000-square foot building, due to the rise of building costs. But hope still prospered in a union, and corners were cut to eli minate some 57,000 square meet, and the plan was drawn up with a 93,000 square foot union. It was not easy—but it had to be done. The building as now blueprinted won’t have a hotel or a browsing library, a co-op annex, or a post office or a bank, or alumni offi ces. Much Still Left But the slashed plan still ac commodated housing for a ball room, art lounge, student office space, meeting rooms, banquet rooms, administrative office, gen eral lounge, cafeteria, soda bar, bowling alleys, billiard and pool tables, music listening rooms, Ore gana offices, and a barber shop. Essentially, the size of all these areas is the same, despite the fact that the footage of the building has been cut roughly one-third. And then came the financing of this long-awaited building. To build such a 93,000 square foot building would cost an estimated $1,500,000 in today’s market, of which current estimates indicate there is a shortage of about $300, 000. Hence, a new plan has been de vised to help guarantee a Union “in our time.” If, for a ten-term period each University student were assessed an additional $5 on his tuition and fees costs, we could realize a completed Union before this year's freshmen gradu ate. Such a system would begin win ter term of this school year, and at the end of the period, the tui tion would be lowered by $5. It is assumed that the University will continue to register approxi would the missing and essential $300,000 be realized. Must Guarantee It is of especial importance and significance that the plans can not even be commenced until the cum is guaranteed, but, should the students stand behind the plan when the president and chancellor of the University present it to the state board of higher education, plans can be begun immediately, and the building would stand on the campus before the termination of the 10-term plan. _ The time for action is now. Ore gon’s present high enrollment and the great number of veterans sub stantiate that, and its need for a Union has never been greater. That’s the State of the Union as of September, 1947. The students’ favorable opinion is essential, and time is of the essence.