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VOLUME XLIX -XUM,.,.;,.' M
Desserts Ruled Out
After Fall Semester
Preference Desserts, Exchange Dinners
To Replace Wednesday Meets at Houses
Exchange desserts, formerly scheduled over three terms,
will be limited to fall term in all organized women’s houses,
according to a ruling by Heads of Houses, President Nancy
In place of the Wednesday evening desserts, women's houses
agreed to schedule one preference dessert each term and one
exchange dinner each month.
This plan was adopted because of the increasing pressure
Private burial rites for Preston
M. Leonard, 24, sophomore in bus
iness administration who died
Monday night at the infirmary, will
be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at
Lincoln Memorial park, Portland.
Thursday evening, September 25,
he was stricken with spinal menin
gitis and taken to the infirmary.
A veteran of World War II, Mr.
Leonard was a member of Phi
Kappa Psi fraternity. He was born
at Kent, Oregon, and is survived by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville |
Leonard, and a brother, James of
Rev. Lansing Kempton of Port
land will officiate at the services.
Poole-Larson, funeral directors,
Eugene, are in charge.
70 Adults Enroll
In Fall Classes
More than 70 enrollees regis
tered for fall term night classes
Monday night, the opening day
for adult registration, according to
the general extension division.
Of these registrations, 25 were
teachers in the health education
workshop, 30 were enrolled in two
sections of conversational Spanish,
14 in advanced stenography, and
12 in the beginning woodworking
Scheduled for the remainder of
the week are the following classes,
where registrations will be ac
cepted: Wednesday night, meth
ods and materials of creative de
sign, methods in woodworking,
and masterpieces of literature. On
Thursday night will be classes in
weaving and lower division ap
plied design, classic myths, retail
merchandising,and body condition
ing for women.
Registrations will continue
through this week and the next.
Requested by Office
Freshmen and new students who
halve not filled out personnel
blanks may obtain them from the
office of the dean of men and dean
of women, Vergil S Fogdall an
There is no deadline for these
blanks but students are urged to
complete this entry step.
The blanks are large yellow
folders requiring information a
bout the student’s high school,
- and past activities and jobs.
by both men s and women s nouses
to remodel the' former year-long
schedule. The desserts serve to ac
quaint the men and women with
each other, but have usually ac
complished their purpose by the
end of fall term. During winter and
spring terms they become a chore
that must be carried out to pre
serve face for the house, the presi
Last year the social chairmen at
tempted to limit the number of ex
changes to three a term, but vio
lations by several houses soon
brought the rest into line again and
weekly desserts flourished as be
The new plan, approved unani
mously by Heads of Houses, affects
only the women’s houses. If the
men’s organizations wish to have
exchanges at their own houses,
they may, unless they decide to en
dorse the plan.
To Talk in Canada
Sidney W. Little, dean of the
school of art and architecture, will
leave Eugene October 16 to attend
a northwest regional meeting of
architects in Victoria, B. C.
Before his return to the Univer
sity Dean Little will attend a sim
ilar meeting of a smaller regional
unit in Seattle, returning here Oc
tober 20. He will be a speaker at
Betty Coed Selection
Names of candidates for Betty
Coed must be turned into Joanne
Frydenlund at Alpha Phi house by
4 p.m. Thursday.
Only sophomore class members
are eligible as house representa
tives in the contest.
No Air Raid
The shrill wailing noise that
roused most of the campus yes
terday morning was nothing but
The shriek issued from a siren
mounted on the water board
steam plant on Eighth avenue
East. The siren, which was being
tested by the fire department for
the most effective pitch and vol
ume, will be used for calling off
shift firemen to big fires. Pre
viously the only available meth
od of calling them was by phone.
In the 8 a.m. blast, the loud
est of three tests, the siren was
turned on full force. The test
run at noon yesterday was re
ported to be the most effective
and is the pitch which will be
used in the future.
See Schedule Page 3
Exchange luncheons among the
women’s houses will highlight to
day’s program in connection with
University Women’s week.
Vicky Utz and Barbara Budden
hagen, chairmen of the event, have
planned the exchanges so that the
members of the women’s living or
ganizations may become better ac
quainted with each other.
Half the members of each house
will go to lunch at the organization
to which they have been assigned.
The other half will remain at home
to entertain their guests.
Associated Women Students will
sponsor an all-campus assembly at
7:30 p.m. Thursday in McArthur
court. Men will be admitted free of
charge, but women will be re
quired to show the yellow name
tags sold Monday. Additional tags
may be purchased at the living or
ganizations and at McArthur court
before the assembly.
Ann Burgess, who is in charge
of the assembly, will announce the
program Thursday. A roll of wom
en’s houses will be taken at the
conclusion of the assembly and a
prize awarded to the house having
the largest representation.
The concluding event of the week
will be the Nickel Hop from 7:30
to 10:30 p.m. Friday under the
chairmanship of Beth Basler and
Faculty Board Gives
490 Students Dropped, 851 to Remain;
Townsend Emphasizes Graduation GPA
Consideration was given to 1,341 cases of poor scholarship
by the faculty scholarship committee when it met August 1,
Dr. H. G. I'ownsend, chairman of the committee, announced
yesterday. A report concerning the purpose and actions of
the committee shows that 4'>0 students were dropped from the
University and 851 were allowed to remain in school. Of
these, 219 were given permission to |
continue conditionally for one term |
with a stipulated grade average |
required for the term.
Dr. Townsend emphasized that a
graduation requirement is a 2.00
GPA. This minimum standard
broadly defines the work of the
scholarship committee which must
consider the record of all students
whose GPA is found at any time
to be below a 2.00, he said.
Purpose to liaise GPA
The purpose of the committee
is to reduce the number of failures
to a minimum by encouraging stu
dents to do as well as they can and
by eliminating those who cannot
or do not do the required work.
Dr. Townsend explained that no
one is punished for failure in schol
arship. The word “probation" has
been removed from the dexagraphs
and the actions of the committee
do not involve or imply disciplinary
considerations. However, any stu
dent with a GPA of 2.00 or less, ac
cording to the report, is allowed to
remain in the University only as
long asr there is hope that he can
and will meet the minimum stand
ard for graduation.
Some GPAs Pegged
The report stipulates that if a
student falls below the standard
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Listed for Hoiss
Kennel-Ellis studio wii: photo
graph members of the following
living organizations this week for
the 1948 Oregana:
October 7: Sederstrom hall, and
October 8: Sigma Alpha Epsi
lon, Sigma Alpha Mu
October 9: Sigma Nu, Sigma
October 10: French hall, That
October 11, Phi Kappa Psi
First Play Rehearsals Underway
By PAT KING
Rehearsals for the University
theater’s first production of the
season, “The Man Who Came to
Dinner,” to be presented October
24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and November 1,
are already in full swing under the
direction of Horace C. Robinson.
An unexpurga'ted version of the
late Alexander Woollcott, the play
was originally written by George
S. Kaufman and Moss Hart for the
famous lecturer and critic, but he
refused the role .because of a cur
rent lecture tour. The part of Sher
idan Whiteside was made famous
by Monty Woolly on Broadway and
later on the screen.
Opened in 1939
Brimming over with everything
from cockroaches to convicts, the
play opened in October 1939 on
Broadway to run for 288 perform
ances and was acclaimed by Life
magazine as “the most successful
comedy ever written about a group
of well-known people with no at
tempt to conceal their identity.”
Prototypes of Harpo Marx and
Noel Coward are easily identified
in the comedy.
Leading the cast is Clifton James
as Whiteside, the man who came to
dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley (Charles Boice and Jane
Cordiner) and remained for sev
eral weeks after slipping on their
icy doorstep and breaking his leg.
From there on the Stanley home is
converted into complete chaos as
the acid-tongued Whiteside takes
over their home with his famous,
His long-suffering secretary,:
Maggie Cutler, will be portrayed by
Marie DiLoreto. Other members of
the Stanley family include the chil
dren Richard and June played by
W'alter W. Payne and Patricia
White, and Harriet by Virginia
Woods. Elton Allen and Geraldine
Hettinger bear up as long as they
can under Whiteside’s vitriolic as
sault as Dr. Bradley and Miss
Preen, the nurse.
Diane Barnhart will play the part
of the glamorous Lorraine Sheldon;
Con A. Smith as Beverly Carlton,
English matinee idol; and Robert
D. Over as Banjo, one of White
side's mad friends from Hollywood.
Ron Phillips and Emclie Jackull
as John and Sarah, Jeanette Grant
as Mrs. Dexter, Sally Nicol as Mrs.
McCutcheon, William Alley as the
expressman, James A. Sorum as
Sandy, and Dick Monnie as West
cott complete the cast.
Gilbert M. Williams, new mem
ber of the drama department, will
act as technical adviser.
The box office in Johnson hall
will open Monday, October 20 for
season ticket holders, and Tuesday,
October 21, for regular admission
PORTLAND, Oct. 7 (UP) —
Oregon voters were beating
down the sales tax measure to
night nearly S to 1 and at the
same time were defeating the
special cigarette tax bill.
Incomplete returns from 471
of the state’s 1853 precincts
showed the sales tax losing 50,
724 against to 19,125 for the
measure. The cigarette tax was
being defeated by a margin of
35,136 against to 26,532 in favor
of the levy.
Meat, Egg Cut
Due on Campus
Dormitories and other campus
housing will observe meatless
Tuesdays and eggless and fowl
less Thursdays in accord with
President Truman’s request for*
food conservation, it was announ
ced yesterday by Mrs. Genevieve
Turnipseed’, director of dormitories
and other University officials.
“It is much more pleasant to
cooperate with requests to ob
serve conservation than to feel
forced to conserve in these days of
world need for food,” Mrs Turnip
A request for observation of
the meatless and eggless days was
made Monday at a meeting of
Heads of Houses by dean of wo
men, Mrs. Gloria Wickham, who
said she believed most houses will.
abide by the president’s request.
Conservation of bread is also ex
The change was decided too late
for this week’s meatless Tuesday
in the dorms, as meal plans fbr
1,500 students had already been
completed, Mrs. Turnipseed said.
Aiken To Speak
On Radio Hour
Football Coach Jim Aiken will
be the first Oregon celebrity to be
interviewed via the new wire-tape
recorder in the second broadcast
from the studios of the University
radio workship. The show will be
aired at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Coach Aiken will be interviewed
by Ken Lomax of the radio work
shop staff on highlights of his own
coaching career, prospects of the
Webfoot team, and advance tips on
the coming UCLA game.
In addition to the Aiken inter
view, the one-hour program will in
clude the playing of popular piano
compositions by Bob Weber, under
the direction of Bob Houglum, a
Columbia workshop fantasy en
titled ‘‘The Day That Baseball
Died,” and a panel discussion of
the recent World Series by mem
bers of the radio staff.