Eugene and vicinity, cloudy to-fl ^ h I Hi ll |1kT l_^]k J* I M II IT "O’ day, with possible showers; Ore-B B §-C ■- I ■ | Y\\ > IVI J- M h\ B § g gon, showers in northwest portion.^ Bill ill! B I V B i 11 I ft I j.1 1 1 S I R VOLUME XLIX_UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1947 NUMBER l£ UNITED FUND PLANS OFF r-—- j Homecoming Head Selected! Mo Thomas To Direct Festivities Morven C. “Mo” Thomas, junior in business administration, was named chairman of Homecoming last night by the executive council of the ASUO. “ Thomas has served on the Red Cross council, and in Red Cross promotion, on the March of Dimes drive, on Kickoff weekend promo > tion, and as program chairman for the 1946 Homecoming rally. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega. His petition was selected by the executive council from a stack of about 50. The council also went on record as thanking John Stehn and the band for their “fine cooperation with the rally squad.” This year’s Homecoming, No vember 21 and 22, will feature a football game with. Oregon State. Other traditional events at the an nual weekend are dances, rallies, and a frosh bonfire. Benny Di Bennedetto, who was graduated from the school of ar chitecture and allied arts in June, was chairman of the 1946 Home coming celebration. Highlights of the weekend in cluded the premature burning of the bonfire, selection of Dawn Carson as Homecoming Hostess, and re vival of the flaming “O” on Skin ner’s Butte. Jack Teagarden and his orchestra played for the dance, the first large-scale one of the year. Sociology Prof. Talks Thursday Jack Parsons, assistant profes sor in the sociology department, will be one of the speakers at the fourth annual conference of the Oregon juvenile council to be held October 9, 10, 11, at Hotel Gear hart, Gearhart, Oregon. “Care, Custody, Treatment, and Training," will be the title of Par sons’ talk to be given on Thursday afternoon of the conference. The council that will attend the coast meeting is qomposed of mem bers who are actively servicing the youth of the state. Representatives are from the law enforcement agencies such as the state, county, and city police, the federal bureau of investigation, district attorneys, and judges. ji Other members of the council are ' representatives from universities, college, clinics, and private agen cies. ' Librarians to Confer A meeting of the house librarians will be held at 4 p.m. in the brows ing room of the library, Donna O’Brien, president, announced yes terday. 'Y' Leader BJORG HANSEN President of campus YWCA which will hold open house and initiation today. Former Missionary Speaks Tonight Miss Rosalind Rinker, former missionary to China for many years, will speak tonight at the Inter-Varsity Christian fellowship meeting at 7 p.m. in the dining room of John Straub hall. Miss Rinker, who, at present, is the staff representative for Inter Varsity International for colleges and universities in Oregon, plans to return to China in March of next year. She will accept a simi lar position on the Inter-Varsity staff in Shanghai. Sweater Boys to Meet Skull and Dagger, sophomore men’s honorary, will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. All members are asked to attend and wear their honorary sweaters. Lu Hansen To Appear For 'Y' Day Lulu Hansen, national vice chair- ^ man of the student YWCA, and j Marilyn Seefield, delegate to the1 Oslo world conference of Chris- j tian youth, will be guests of the j YWCA for the meetings to be held J today at the Y as part of AWS i week. Open house has been planned by 1 the luncheon club at noon and Miss Seefield and Miss Hansen will ad dress the Y cabinet at their meet ing at the YWCA at 12:15. The foreign affairs committee under the leadership of Laura Ol son and Dedo Misley have arranged for a tea honoring foreign students at the Y from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Janice Kent, entertainment chair man, has announced that Pat King will give a reading, “The Cat and Mouse,” and Jean Lichty will sing "Musetta's Valse Song” Jfccfim “La Boheme” by Verdi. Charlotte Ann Johnson will play (Please turn tn page three) Special Election Polls Announced From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, poll ing places will be open for the spe cial sales tax election. University high school, 16th and Alder streets, is the polling place on the campus. The election is on state sales and cigarette taxing proposals. WAA AskVolunteers Girls interested in working on the poster committee for WAA are asked to contact Beth Basler at the Delta Delta Delta house. Membership in WAA is not neces sary to serve on this committee. I Hanrich, Page Take Series For Yankees NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UP) — The New York Yankees won the world series today when two of their old pros, Fireman Joe Page and big Tommy Hcnrich, came through in the clutch and final ly flattened the battling Brook lyn Dodgers, 5 to 2, in the sev enth and deciding game. In the climactic game of the bitterly fought, fantastic series which saw the emnattled under dogs from Flatbush come up off the floor time and time again, Big Tommy slashed a fourth inn ing single with the bases loaded that provided the ultimate mar gin of victory. And Page, with $75,000 riding every pitch, went to the hill in relief in the fifth before a roar ing crowd of 71,548 baseball fan atics and shut the desperate Dodgers out all the rest of the way. Baccaloni Opens Concert Series Salvatore Baccaloni, basso buffo, will be the guest star for the open ing of the annual concert series this Saturday at McArthur court. The civic music association plan, headed by G. E. Gaylord, which is responsible for bringing the series to the campus is a nonprofit or ganization. "These programs are attended by the largest audience in the United States and therefore, Eugene’s civic music plan is con sidered the ideal example of what can be done to improve group au diences,” Gaylord revealed. There is no admission cost for students and those holding ASUO cards. The doors open at 7:30 and the concert starts at 8:15 with Kwamas doing the ushering. See additional details on page 6 Professors Express Opinions On Sales Tax Controversy By BARBARA HEYWOOD Oregon voters, including Uni versity students of voting age will go to the polls today to de cide the fate of the sales tax bill. It provides for imposing a three percent tax on gross receipts from all retail sales, with the exception of food, motor fuel, newspapers, and certain other commodities. As the bill has excited some con troversy, an Emerald representa tive visited two professors of eco nomics who represent opflbsite sides of the issue. Dr. Calvin Crumbaker, professor of econom ics, favors the tax chiefly because it will retnove a burden from pro perty owners "who already pay more than their property is worth in taxes.” Great Inconvenience Dr. P.YV. Ellis, associate pro fessor of economics, argues that enough revefiue is raised from the income tax, and the sales tax im poses great inconvenience on the business man. Dr. Crumbaker agreed that the income tax meets present require ments, and has raised an “em barassing surplus.” This surplus of about $20,000,000 was raised through income tax and cannot be used except by the legislature placing it in the general fund, which they have not done, he said. “Nevertheless,” said Crumbaker, "experience justifies the belief that this surplus will rapidly dis appear when adversity comes. Then all state levies will ava lanche upon property holders. All committments now made, and to be made, will run property ta.xes to fantastic heights." Spread Load “The sales tax," he continued, “with all its faults will help spread the load when the storm strikes. It is the only proposal now before, the people which will not unduly increase the burdens on the pre sent taxpayers when the ‘bust’ comes.” Crumbaker said he did not maintain the sales tax is good from an “ideological standpoint.” "Oregon does not have a tax which, from a scientific stand point can be called good in its present form,” the professor said. “Oregon is justified in using the sales tax on the theory sometimes advanced that a good tax system may be built from bad taxes, if (Please turn to page eight) Combined Campaign Cancelled Dimes, Red Cross National Charters Prevent Accepting The Campus United Fund drive, postponed from its original open ing date September 29, has been cancelled because of the inability to participate on the part of the Red Cross and the March of Dimes organizations. It was decided that it would be impractical to stage a drive for the only remaining or ganization, WSSF. Prohibitory clauses in the nation al charters of the two organiza tions prevent them from accepting funds raised through a single drive of this kind. No exceptions can be made for college campuses. Organized by ASUO President Stan Williamson and his commit tee, the drive aimed to combine the annual Red Cross, March of Dimes, and World Student Service Fund drives into one to relieve students from frequent contributions. Reasons Presented , The committee presented the fol lowing reasons to the Eugene rep resentatives of these organizations, (1) students are not financially able to give to three individual drives, but would probably be able to participate in one drive, where with extreme effort more students could be contacted and in that way spread the burden to a greater number of students, (2) it would be a service to the students to get rid of the recurrent demands for donations and less painful to them in the long run, (3) students were growing tired of so many drives, and (4) the amount received by each group would stand every chance of exceeding that which the individual organization could col lect. WSSF Agrees The WSSF agreed to accept funds apportioned from the one drive but the Red Cross and March of Dimes representatives could not participate because of their nation al charters. Primary reason behind their re fusal is that each organization wants to present its educational program to the students, and feels their purpose would be thwarted by the one drive. It was suggested that the money be collected in one drive as sched uled but that at the proper time these organizations would be al lowed to bring their educational campaigns on the campus without attempting collections. This idea was also refused. Ban Considered The drive committee met again (Please turn to />aye three) Ticket Booth Open For Washington Tilt Tickets for the Unviers.cy of Washington football game in Port land October 18 are on sale at the ticket office in McArthur court and at a special booth located at Broad way and Willamette streets, Mrs. Dee Wren, ticket manager, an nounced Monday. The office in McArthur court is open from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 5 p.m. daily. The downtown booth is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.