Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 07, 1947, Image 1

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    The Weather
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Miss Vogue
To Model
Returns Promote
Closer Relations
Of Women Writers
Candidates for “Miss Vogue” of
1948” will model latest fashions
from all phases of campus life next
Thursday when Theta chapter of
Theta Sigma Phi sponsors its sec
ond annual silver tea in alumni
hall, Gerlinger.
The tea will he held from 4 to
5:45 p.m. and will be open to fac
ulty and veterans’ wives, campus
women, and high school seniors.
The names of candidates from
all women’s living organizations
must be submitted to either Trudi
Chernis at Hendricks hall or Nancy
Peterson at the Alpha Phi house by
Saturday, Maryann Thielen, presi
dent of Theta chapter and chair
man of the tea, said yesterday.
Girls Model
All candidates will model their
own clothes at the tea and the ti
tle “Miss Vogue” will be bestowed
on one of the girls during the af
The house representatives will be
judged at 6:30 p.m. Monday in
alumni hall, but the winners will
remain a secret until Thursday af
ternoon. Contestants are asked to
wear heels and short silks for the
judging. Judges for the contest will
be announced later. At the Monday
meeting the girls will be assigned
the type of clothes they are to mod
Gemeral appearance, poise,
grooming, good taste, and attract
iveness will be the criteria used in
selecting “Miss Vogue,” Miss Pe
terson and Miss Chernis said. Last
year’s winner was Harriet Van
atta, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Proceeds Beneficial
Proceeds from the silver tea will
be used to promote closer relations
between University women in jour
nalism and the professional field
of women journalists, Miss Thielen
Campus clothes will be in order
for the guests. University talent
will entertain between the various
sections of the fashion show, which
will include sports, campus clothes,
short silks, and formals.
WAA Fun Night
Highlights Calendar
Fun night, sponsored by WAA,
will take precedence on the WAA
social calendar tonight from 8
11. Chairman Thelma Chaney has
announced that square dancing,
swimming, volleyball, badminton,
ping pong, and shuffle board will
be among the activities on the
program for both fellows and
Coeducational swimming will
highlight the evening program
along with rounds of square
dancing called by Miss Rosamund
Wentworth, associate professor
of physical education.
There will be no charge for
any of the activities and all stu
wents are invited to attend, Miss
Chaney said.
The 'Man' Goes
'On the Road'
To Vet Hospital
Before Cliff James breaks his
leg for the last time as Sheridan
Whiteside in “The Man Who Came
to Dinner,” the show will be taken
to the veterans’ hospital in Rose
burg next Tuesday for an early
evening performance.
The show will be strictly for pa
tients and hospital staff, not the
general public.
“We’ve done shows for the hos
pital before, and they’ve always
been very appreciative,” said Hor
ace W. Robinson, director. “I’m
sure the cast will enjoy giving the
show, although the set and lighting
will be much simpler than it has
been for the campus performances.
Skeleton Crew
A skeleton crew will be sent to
Roseburg ahead of the cast to set
up the living room scene of the
Stanley home in which the action
of the play takes place, using prop
erties and lighting at the hospital’s
theater. The cast of 20 will leave
Eugene in private cars early Tues
day afternoon and return the same
evening after the performance.
Last performances on the cam
pus of the Kaufman and Hart com
edy will be this Friday and Satur
day nights and a Saturday matinee
at 2:30 p.m. The only tickets avail
able are for the matinee, which still
offers a good selection of seats.
Box office is in Johnson hall.
On Arctic
To Speak
Stefansson Thinks
North Has Answer
To World Problem
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, interna
tional authority on the Arctic will
speak Thursday, November 20 in
McArthur court. His lecture is
sponsored by the educational ac
tivities board.
Author of 18 books and several
hundred articles for popular and
scientific publications, Stefansson
is a frequent contributor to ency
clopedias and government reports.
His latest book is “Great Adven
tures and Explorations.”
Debunking the popular notion
that the Arctic is a vast barren re
gion of ice and cold, Stefansson,
praises the scenic beauties of the
north, and points out its value as
an air route and its need of military
According to Stefansson, the
vast unpopulated Arctic and sub
Arctic areas may yet prove a sane
answer to the world's present fren
zy for “breathing space.”
Pond Extends
WSSF Drive
Extension of the WSSF drive
until Tuesday was announced yes
terday by Mart Pond, chairman.
Renewed efforts of campus
workers yesterday more than dou
bled previous collections and
brought the 'total to $692.81. This
is far short of the campus goal
originally set at $1 per student.
Members of Kwama and Skull
and Dagger, sophomore honoraries,
will be officially accredited WSSF
representatives today as they way
lay potential contributors in an ef
fort to reach those not previously
The. fund treasurers reiterated
that house representatives are ex
pected to turn in collections dally.
Extra green buttons will be avail
able when partial receipts are sub
Music School Leads in '46 - '47 GPA
Figures released in the 1946
47 registrar's report show that
the school of music leads the
University scholastically with
a 3.16 average GPA. In con^
trast the school of law hit the
bottom of the list with a 2.13
average GPA last year.
The music school grades
jumped from a 3.09 in 1945-46
and the law school marks drop
ped from a 2.26 during the same
period. •
The report, which shows the
grade averages of all schools
and departments in the univer
sity, also gives the total number
of grades given in each depart
ment and the percentage of A, B,
C, D, .andF's given by each of the
In the college of liberal arts
47,283 grades were given last
. ..year and the school's grade av
erage was a 2.42. The classics
department lead the college with
a 3.34 average and the general
science department was low with
its 2.21 GPA.
school group was the school of
were: general arts and sciences,
3.15; general social science, 2.38;
anthropology, 2.50; biology, 2.36;
chemistry, 2.35; economics, 2.35;
English, 2.37; geology and geog
raphy, 2.41; Germanic languages,
2.99; history, 2.49; home eco
nomics, 2.60; mathematics, 2.28;
nursing education, 2.32; philos
ophy, 2.35; physics, 2.44; politi
cal science, 2.44; psychology,
2.32; religion, 2.56; Romance
language, 2.80; sociology, 2.37.0
Following the music school
scholastically in the professional
school group was the school of
education boasting a 2.95 av
erage. The school of architecture
I ar.d allied arts came next with
its 2.85 GPA trailed by the
school of health and physical
education and its 2.73 average.
Both the school of journalism
and the school of military
science had 2.65 averages in
1946-47 and the school of busi
ness administration’s GPA tal
lied a 2.35.
The highest percentage of A
grades was given in the classics
department of the college of lib
eral arts. Forty-nine percent of
93 grades given were A contras
ted with no F. The department of
nursing education gave only six
percent grades of A but there
were no flunks.
Leading the professional
school group with its 47 percent
age of A grades, the music
school only tallied one percent
failures. The school gave 3276
grades during the year.
Next Lecturer
Vhhjalmur Stefansson, author
ity on the Arctic, and author of
the book “Great Adventures and
Moore Releases
November Issue
University alumni next week
will receive the November issue of
Old Oregon, edited for the first
time by Bert Moore, senior in jour
nalism. Highlighting Moore's first
edition is a Homecoming story,
written by Bobolee Brophy, junior
in journalism.
Another November feature is an
open letter about the 1947 Oregon
football team, prepared by Coach
Jim Aiken. All-time football greats
of Oregon are discussed in a third
article, complete with illustrations.
Principal sections of the alumni
publication include a story of the
largest school in the University,
business administration, and a
comparison of Oregon with other
United States universities by Bob
Frazier, editor of the Emerald. The
cooperative move at Oregon * and
news of alumni are also discussed.
Featured articles about various
alumni groups include a story of
the party in Los Angeles prior to
the UCLA game.
Old Oregon's November cover is
a pencil sketch of the faculty club,
second in a series of drawings by
Una McCann Wilkinson.
Float Rules
Expenditures Limited;
Winner to Get Cup
At Bonfire Rally
See pairings page 6
Rules for the noise parade floats
for the annual Homecoming pa
rade were released yesterday by
Ed Anderson, chairman of the noise
parade committee. Any organiza
tion disregarding the rules will au
tomatically be disqualified from
the judging, he stated.
A limit of $10 per float has been
stipulated, and no individual or
ganization is to spend more than
$5. This amount docs not include
truck rental costs.
To assist the judges in identifi
cation, all floats should be well,
lighted, either by torches or spot
lights, and signs or banners with
the names of the living organiza
tions should be displayed, Ander
son said.
As in the past, entries will be
judged on noise alone, with no con
sideration being given decorations.
Floats must be limited to one
truck with no trailers or similar
attachments. Semi-trucks will be
acceptable. No specifications have
been made on the size of the truck,
although the height must be limited
to around twelve feet to insure
Clearance of overhanging branch
Winners of the noise parade will
be awarded cups at the bonfire ral
ly to be held immediately after the
parade at the Amazon flats.
Group to Discuss
Economics Sunday
“Britain's Economic Crisis” will
be the topic of Edwin C. Robbins,
instructor of economics, when he
speaks at the Westminster house
forum Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Robbins taught at University of
California last summer.
Faculty and students are invited
to this Sunday evening event. Re
freshments will be served.
Liberal Arts Board to Meet,
Plan on Revision of School
The reappraisal of the education
al objectives of the college of lib
eral arts will constitute the work
of a special committee appointed
by Dean Eldon Johnson at the Oc
tober 31 meeting of the liberal arts
Immediate objectives of the com
mittee are:
1. To recommend curricular
revision within the liberal arts
school in light of the broad ob
jectives of a liberal education.
2. To study the proper and
emerging relationship between
the college of liberal arts and the
various arts and the various pro
fessional schools.
3. To accomplish the desirable
combination of general education
and areas of concentration.
4. To study the peculiar needs
of the University of Oregon in
regards to liberal arts courses.
5. To appraise the distinguish
ing characteristics of and (he re
quirements for the B.A. and B.S.
degrees and recommend changes
if deemed desirable.
Dean Johnson, in explaining the
functions of the committee, said,
“The committee contains a diver
sity of points of view. It represents
the humanities, the social sciences,
and the natural sciences. It includes
men teaching the survey courses,
upper and lower division liberal
arts courses; men who know first
hand the Chicago, Stanford, anil
Clark plans.”
No Notion
The committee has no precon
ceived notions about where it will
emerge at the end of the study,
Dr. Johnson said. He emphasized
that the committee hopes to
evolve an Oregon plan suited to
our own needs. Our being here does
not alone justify our existence as
a college of liberal arts, but the
attainment of certain clear-cut ob
jectives does, he added.
Dr. Johnson explained that the
committee wants to re-state these
objectives and to take a fresh look
at whether we are best organized
to attain them. “That will lead
us into a discussion of general edu
cation, areas of concentration, ad
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