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VOLUME XL1X _ UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 41. 1947 “ ' NUMBER .14
Hail Takes Governor's Oath
To Downtown Rally
This is Sadie Hawkins rally day!
Tonight at 6:45, women’s houses
will pick up the men with whom
they have been paired and gather
for the pre-game serpentine on
Alder between 12th and 13'th.
Organization pairings were listed
on page eight of yesterday’s Em
Yell King Johnny Backlund has
requested a large turnout tonight,
since the game tomorrow with the
University of Idaho is Oregon’s
first conference game at home,
and the last till tfte Homecoming
game with OSC. “This is our last
chance till Homecoming to exhibit
our spirit,” Backlund said.
The serpentine will leave the
forming point as soon as all or
ganizations arrive, proceeding to
downtown Eugene for a 20-minute
program of songs and yells. The
procession will follow the same
route as before, with the Univer
sity band in the lead.
Backlund also urged that every
living organization on the campus
have at least one large banner
ready by tonight. Men are to
wear rooter’s lids and women are
to carry pom-poms.
A Hallowe’en program, ghost
stories, dancing and refreshments
are included in the activities plan
ned for the Westminister House
Halloween party Friday from 8
to 12 p. m. All University students
and their friends are invited to
A University Mourns
Earl Snell, who had been governor of this state for five
years, is dead. Nothing the Emerald can say will help.
Nonetheless the Emerald does wish to extend the sym
pathies of the University student body to the families of
Governor Snell, Secretary of State Robertas. Earrell, Jr.,
and Senate President Marshall Cornett.
Our sincere good wishes go to Governor John H. Hall,
along with the hope that he will continue in the manner
so long associated with Governor Snell.
SALEM, Ore.—(UP)—A state funeral will be held at 1:30
p.m. Monday in the Oregon house of representatives for Gov
ernor Earl Snell, Secretary of State Robert S. Farrell, Jr., and
Senate President Marshall E. Cornett, the governor’s office
announced last night.
WSSF Drive to Open Monday;
Goal Set at Dollar Per Webfoot
The World Student Service Fund drive scheduled to begin
on the campus Monday will aim to acquaint students with the
needs of their contemporaries throughout the world, Chairman
Mart Pond said Thursday as he disclosed that the Webfoot con
tributions would throw a $100 pass Asia-ward at the Univer
sity of Rangoon, Burma. •
By stipulating the destination of funds collected Pond be
lieves that everyone will be more aware of the urgency of the
Gamma Alpha Chi
Taps 13 Women
Gamma Alpha Chi, national wo
mens advertising society, tapped
13 women on the campus during
the dinner hour this week.
Tapped were Susann Grether,
Cheryl Hill, Betty Bushman, Mary
Liz Hendrickson, Janet . Beigal,
Dorothy Wightman, Mary Hib
bitt, Billijean Riethmiller, Mari
lyn Turner, Joan Mimnaugh, Mar
jorie Foster, Sally Waller, and
The requirement for member
ship in the society, announced
Maryanne Hanson, president, is
active participation and interest
in the advertising field.
Planning Battle Strategy
Marty Fond, chairman of next week’s World Student Service Fund
drive, briefs his committee generals on campaign strategy. Front
row,left to right,are Dick Randall,Sally Waller, Tom Hazzard.and
Pond; rear, Bill Munroe, Helen Sherman, Jtordis Benke, Bev Pitt
man, and Oliver Larson. (Photo by Kirk Braun)
drive. Scholarships of $150 will be
granted Burmese students as well
as the $1000 grant to the library
which was dynamited and burned
by the Japanese.
Competition is being eliminated
this year in the hope that contrib
utors will consider the need, and'
support the drive on it’s own
merits, Pond said. A dollar per
student is the goal with green but
tons being presented as receipts.
WSSF is a relief organization of
American school and college stu
dents and professors for assistance
to students and professors in the
universities o f war-devastated
countries. Relief is administered
through the offices of World Stu
dent Relief in Geneva and Shang
The fund has been commended
by the United Nations for its ex
cellent work in colleges and uni
versities throughout the world. En
larged operations of WSSF is con
sidtered an essential part of
UNESCO’s world-wide reconstruc
tion and rehabilitation campaign.
After Trip North
Karl W. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel administration, said Thurs
day that there are many job open
ings for those who will graduate in
December, and that those who will
want placement should register
The dean also announced that
there are numerous calls from bus
. inesses that operate training pro
grams for prospective employees.
Anyone interested who will grad
uate before June, should register
June graduates were also ad
vised that they should make ar
rangements before that time, par
ticularly those interested in jobs
involving special training.
Position Not to Liking
Of State's New Chief
SALEM, Ore.—(UP)—John H. Hall, dark-haired, 48-year
old Portland attorney, was sworn in as governor of Oregon
before a grieving assemblage yesterday eight hours after Gov
ernor Earl Snell and his immediate successor, Marshall Cornett,
were found dead in the wreckage of a vacation plane.
Former Governor Jay Bowerman administered the oath to
the new chief executive at 3:05 p.m. before a crowd of 80 in
the governor’s chambers.
“I am carrying on a job not to my liking,’’ Hall said after
me uuci Lcicmony. nail s
side during the inauguration
was his attractive blonde wife,
Funeral Next Week
It was announced that the
funeral of Snell, Cornett, Secretary
of State Robert S. Farrell, Jr., and
Pilot Cliff Hogue, who were killed
together when their plane crashed
near Dog Lake, Ore., six miles
north of the California border be
tween Klamath Falls and' Lake
view, will not be held until after
Cornett, president of the state
senate, normally would have suc
ceeded Snell to the governorship.
But with Cornett's simultaneous
death with Snell, flail, the third
in line as speaker of the house of
representatives, becomes chief ex
TPiffv fnrpst raripprs anrl nthf-'p
volunteer searchers fanned out over a wide area of the Dog Lake
country Wednesday night and early yesterday to reach the wreckage
of the governor’s plane in a remote mountainous area at 7:35 a.m.
Hunting Guns Bent
Three bodies were inside the smashed cabin, wiih hunting guns bent
and twisted about them. The plane, with its airspeed indicator set at
3 35 mph, had slithered through mud for 75 feet, sheared off several
small trees, and pancaked with tremendous impact against a group of
All the occupants were severely injured. Snell suffered apparent
multiple fractures of the head and face. Farrell was hurled outside the
Searchers bore the bodies out of the wilderness on strechers_some
of them hurrie'dly slung together with boughs apd coats. Grieving'
frignds awaiting at the Klamath Falls-Lakeview highway positively
identified the bodies, and from there the bodies were moved in ambu
lances to a Klamath Falls mortuary.
When word was flashed to the capital by Sheriff Henry A. Cassidy
that the bodies had been identified, flags were lowered to half staff
throughout Salem and at Oregon State college. Work virtually came
to a standstill in state offices.
The secretary of state’s office was closed when notification of Far
rell’s death was received. That office is not authorized to function until
a new secretary is appointed by Hall.
Mrs. Snell was under a doctor’s care at home. Her son, Lt. (jg)
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Graduate Students to Cooperate
With Atomic Energy Scientists
Close cooperation between the
University of Oregon graduate
school and the newly established
graduate school of nuclear engin
eering at the Hanford atomic en
ergy project in Richland, Washing
ton, was urged in a resolution pass
ed by the state board of higher ed
ucation in its meeting Monday.
The facilities available at the
Hanford project for work in nu
clear engineering will make the
graduate school one of the most un
usual and outstanding in the na
tion, Dr. Eldon Johnson, dean of
the graduate school, said. The plan
j of General Electric Company
| which operates the Richland plant
for the government, is to recruit
persons of university and college
level for actual work on the atomip
energy project. Those persons em
ployed will be given an opportun
ity to take courses and seminars
under outstanding teachers. Cours- M
es and seminars taken may count
toward a graduate degree.
The plan of the school is two
fold, to give the project better
workers and also to afford college
and university graduates an op
portunity to study and do work in
nuclear engineering, Johnson said.
Provisions have been made for a
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