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‘ Z°LUME XLIX_ UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31. 194S ^FviWR.ml
To Address UO
On 'Lasting Peace'
Norman Thomas, the leader of
the socialist party, who will speak
‘ on the campus next Tuesday in
McArthur court, has been nomin
ated by his party for the presiden
cy five times—1928, 1932, 1938,
1940, and 1944.
Thomas, who was called “more
insidious than Debs" by Postmast
er General Burleson in 1918, will
speak to University students and
townspeople on “The Price of
The lecture is sponsored by the
assembly committee of the Uni
versity. He will be introduced at
7:30 p. m. by Roy C. McCall, head
of the department of speech and
During the 1944 presidential
campaign this ardent pacifist was
instrumental in having a plank
concerning peace placed in the soc
The plank asked for no ven
geance against any people of the
world, abandonment of imperial
ism as the principle of world or
ganization, dnd economic and pol
itical cooperation through regional
federations and an over-all world
federation as opposed to a highly
centralized world state.
This often-defeated candidate
was especially active in New York
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Clearing of ground for the wom
en’s dormitory to be built on Thir
teenth has begun. Lyle Nelson, Uni
versity director of information,
said yesterday to construction is
expected to begin within a month.
Contract for the building was
awarded March 15 to W. C. Smith,
Inc., who submitted a low bid of
$1,049,442. Three other firms also
turned in bids for the job.
The building, which is designed
to house 333 girls, is expected to
take a year to build.
Although bids last July were re
jected because they were too high,
the one turned in by W. C. Smith,
Inc., was below the board’s esti
mate of $1,500,000. Plans and speci
fications were altered since rejec
tion of the July bids.
A. G. Rushlight & Co. was the
lowest of four on mechanical work
with a bid of $188,270. W. R. Grasle
was low among nine on electrical
work with $55,820. All low bidders
were Portland firms.
AT. tne same lime as uie uunumg
committee’s action, the finance
committee accepted a bid by the
state bond commission on $1,800,
000 of bonds to finance the struc
ture. The interest rate on the issue
will be 2% per cent on bonds ma
turing during the first 16 years and
3 per cent on bonds maturing after
May 1, 1967.
At the same meeting, the state
■ board of higher education approved
final plans and specifications for
the addition to the music school.
* -r Bids will be opened April 23.
At Long Last . . .
Erh Memorial Originators
To Break Ground This Spring
Members of the class of '23, orig
inators of the drive for a student
union building, will break the
ground for the Erb Memorial Union
building June 11 when they will
hold a reunion on the twenty-fifth
Committee chairmanships for
the Frosh Glee were announced re
cently by Steve Button, freshman
in liberal arts, general chairman.
The freshman dance is scheduled1
for April 10. Assisting Button will
be Wes Robinson, freshman in ar
chitecture arid allied arts; Barbara
Stevenson, freshman in liberal
arts; and Barbara Richter, fresh
man in architecture and allied
Heading the decoration commit
tee is Carol Fallin, freshman in
liberal arts. Connie Jackson, fres
man in journalism, and Jo Raw
iins, freshman in journalism, are
co-chairmen of the publicity com
■ mittee. Ed Peterson, freshman in
liberal arts, and Ann Gillenwaters,
freshman in liberal arts, are co
chairmen of promotion.
In charge of ticket sales is Eve
Overback, freshman in liberal arts.
Sally Terril, freshman in music,
heads the program committee.
Maryen Roberts, freshman in
music, is chairman of the clean-up
committee; Barbara Richter is in
charge of the finances; and. Kelly
Farris, freshman in ■ liberal arts,
heads the entertainment commit
The orchestra has not yet been
revealed by Button and’ his assis
tants. Information on ticket sales
will be announced in tomorrow’s
Freshman class officers are
Steve Button, president; Wes Rob
inson, vice president; Barbara
Stevenson, secretary; and Barbara
Petitions for general chairman
and committee chairmen o f
Mother’s Weekend will be accepted
until Thursday at 5 p. m., Bobbie
Fullmer, second, vice president of
the ASUO, announced yesterday.
These should be turned in to Miss
Fullmer at the Alpha Omicron Pi
At the same time Miss Fullmer
will accept petitions for first vice
president of the ASUO. A student
to qualify for this position must
have 129 hours of University
credit, have a 2.00 grade point av
erage for the preceeding term, a
2.00 cumulative GPA, and have at
tended the University for three
terms, Miss Fullmer said.
No Tickets This Term
Athletic ticket books will not be
issued this term, the athletic de
partment announced yesterday.
Students will be admitted to ath
letic events on their spring term
I anniversary of their graduation.
The reunion will last through June
Paul Patterson, a Hillsboro at
torney, who was president of his
class, is in charge of arrangements
for the event. Other members of
the committee are Ernest Hayeox,
attendance; Leith Abbott, pro
gram; and Aulis Anderson Calla
way, class secretary.
Members of the ^attendance
committee have been appointed on
a geographical basis. They are
headed by John MacGregor, New
York City; Palmer Hoyt, Denver;
J. C. Allen, Jr., Seattle; Mrs.
Charles Huggens, Salem; Stanley
Goddell, Portland; and Walter
Memphy, San Francisco.
Plans last fall had called for the
ground to be broken for the build
ing at Homecoming, but members
of the class requested that the
event be held up until their reunion.
Final plans and specifications on
the $400,000 building are now be
ing made. According to present es
timates, the call for bids will be
issued by late spring or early sum
mer. Construction is expected to
begin in late summer or fall.
The Erb Memorial Union building
will be constructed on University
street .between Thirteen th and Fif
teenth. Several buildings including
University house will have to be
torn down before construction can
Ernest Hayeox, president of the
Oregon alumni association, was na
tional chairman of the recent fund
Comparative literature, a new
quarterly scholarly journal, will
be published at the University of
Oregon under the editorship of
Chandler B. Beall, professor of
The journal will be published
with the cooperation of the com
parative literature section of the
Modern Language Association of
Emphasizing the international
aspects of literary history, the pub
lication will try to show the re
lationsship between the various
national literatures, Dr. Beall said.
Articles by American and Eur
opean scholars will be published in
English, French, German, Italian
and Spanish. The Modern Langu
age Association of America be
lieves that the journal will "fulfill
a widely-felt need in modern
Early this month Comparative
Literature, under consideration for
several years, became official with
the approval of the University
graduate school and publications
committee. Dr. Beall first present
ed the plan to President Newburn
werner r. rriearicn, university
of North Carolina is associate ed
itor. The editorial board includes
Helmut Hatzfeld, Catholic univer
sity; Victor Lange, Cornell univer
sity; Harry Levin, Harvard uni
versity; Austin Warren, University
of Iowa; and Rene’Wellek, Yale
Takes New Job
Howard Lemons, senior in econ
omics, has resigned his position as
ASUO vice-president to assume
new duties as athletic business
manager. He replaces Anson B.
Cornell who resigned the job March
1 to enter private business after
serving the University since 1936.
The appointment will become ef
fective July 1, it was announced
by Leo Harris, athletic director.
Lemons has been working at his
new job on a part time basis and
will continue to do so during
spring term. ,
“It was with regret that I
found it necessary to resign my
position as vice-president,” Lem
ons stated, “but I feel that it is
better to give my full attention to
my new job rather than divide my
time and effort between the two.”
Council to Act
Action on the vacated position of
vice-president will be taken at the
next executive council meeting, ac
cording to Barbara Fullmer, sec
ond vice-president. Petitions will
probably be called for and the sel
ection made from those filed.
Lemons, who lives at Campbell
Club, has been active in student
affairs on the campus, having ser
ved as ISA president, and on the
educational activities board. He
was a member of Druids, junior
men’s honorary, and now belongs
to Friars, senior men's honorary.
“We feel that we have made a
valuable addition to our athletic
staff,” Harris commented. “Lem
ons is capable and we are glad
that he has accepted the position.”
A program of contemporary
American music, to bo presented
April 11 at 4 pan. in the auditor
ium of the University school of
music, is being planne by Phi Beta,
women's national music and drama
organization, and Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, men’s national music fra
ternity, it was announced yester
Featured on the program will be
solo and ensemble music, both vo
cla and instrumental which will be
performed by members of the two
Members of the student body and
townspeople are invited to attend.
Over 700 University ROTC ca
dets will parade down Willamette
street Saturday morning to cele
brate the arrival of the Freedom
Train in Eugene, Colonel Frank R.
Maerdian, head of the military sci
ence department, said yesterday.
The train is sponsored by the
American Heritage Foundation, a
group of prominent American citi
zens, with the purpose of reminding
the public that “freedom is a con
The 121 historical documents on
display within the train include im
portant original documents from
World War II and the American
Revolution, documents which re
cord the landmarks in the gaining
of civil rights, such as freedom of
the press and religion, freedom
from servitude, the right of habeas
corpus and jury trial, the right to
vote without regard to race or col
or, and one document which treats
of international organization.
Money for the nationwide train
trip is provided by private sources.
Each city which the Freedom Train
visits is supposed to contribute two
cents for each resident. Contribu
tions may also be given, and a spe
cial bowl stands near the train,
which usually collects from $200 to
$500 a day.
Assembly Time Listed
The corps will join civic and vet
erans’ organizations at 9:15 a.m.
at Willamette and Thirteenth,
streets. The parade will end at Wil
lamette and Fifth street and the
corps will return in formation to
ROTC headquarters for dismissal.
Cadets having Saturday classes
between eight and eleven a.m. will
be excused from them by direction
of the president’s office.
The corps will fall in under arms
at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in front of
ROTC headquarters. Cadet officers’
call will be at 8:30 a.m.'
The last drill period of the term
will be eliminated as the parade
will count as a regular drill period.
Registration for spring term to
taled 4,745 students yesterday, aS
ter 867 completed enrollment Mon
day and 394 registered yesterday,
Registrar Curtis E. Avery report
ed. Students registering during the
three-week advance registration
period totaled 3.484.
This year's total to date com
pared with 5,055 enrollees at the
end of the second day of school last
Present enrollment is still 904
below that of winter term, when
5,649 students registered, and 541
less than the total for spring term,
1947, Avery reported.
The registrar said he could see
no reason for a smaller enrollment
this term than that of last year,
indicating that less than 500 stu
dents have yet to I’egister.