Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 28, 1948, Image 1

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    The Weather
Eugene and vicinity: partly
clbudy today with showers. Part
ly cloudy later today and Satur
day. Warmer today.
Final Exam Sked
Final examination dates set; SeO ^
schedule on page 8.
26 Cadets
Get Bars
June 3
High Army brass'
To Appear Here
For Ceremonies
Twenty-six ROTC cadets will re
ceive commissions as second lieu
tenants in the U. S. Army and Air
Force reserve at ceremonies to be
held at 1 p.m., June 3, it was an
nounced yesterday by Colonel
Frank R. Maerdian, head of the
military science department.
Major General John E. Upston,
commanding general of the Fourth
Air Force, and an as yet unnamed
representative of General Mark
Clark, commanding general of the
Sixth army, will attend the cere
Cadets Listed
Cadets who will receive TJ. S.
army reserve commissions are:
Robert G. Coates, senior in business
administration: Fritz H. Giesecke,
graduate student in law; William
T. Green, sophomore in business
administration; Eugene W. Grif
fith, sophomore in liberal arts; S.
G. Heflin, Jr., sophomore in law;
Dunbar S. Norton, sophomore in
liberal arts; Paul C. Rodgers, jun
ior in business administration;
Harry D. Sturges, senior in law;
David B. Williamson, sophomore in
law; and Morris Merritt, junior in
Air force reserve commissions
will be presented to Melvin R. Ban
dle, senior in business administra
tion ; John C. Beeley, special student
in business administration; Thomas
D. Collie, sophomore in business ad
ministration; Joseph A. Conroy,
junior in business administration;
Edward L. Erickson, senior in ar
chitecture; Mervin L. Hanscam,
senior in business administration.
Thomas O. Martin, sophomore in
business administration; Robert B.
Merrifield, sophomore in business
administration; Wayne A. Roecker,
special student in business admin
istration; James C. Snell, senior in
architecture; Francis L. Mahula,
junior in music; Stanley P. Mar
shall, senior in business adminis
(Plcasc turn to page eight)
Elwood Bezard
Dies Suddenly
Elwood Glen Bezard, professor
of English literature, died sudden
ly Wednesday night shortly after
boarding a bus en route to the cam
Professor Bezard was partly
stricken with a heart attack imme
diately after he boarded the city
bus at the intersection of Thir
teenth avenue and Willamette
street. The bus driver drove direct
ly to the Eugene hospital, one block
away, where doctors pronounced
Professor Bezard dead on arrival.
The body is at Bartholomew
Buell chapel in Springfield. County
Coroner Phil Bartholomew said
Professor Bezard's relatives are
being sought.
The professor graduated from
the University of California at
Berkeley and made his home at
► 1424 Emerald street in Eugene.
Jumping Joe
Charles Boice, who plays the
football hero “Jumping Jbe” Fer
guson in the University produc
tion of “The Male Animal.” The
final two performances of the
play will be given tonight and to
morrow night in the University
Professor Gage
Accepts Post
At Sacramento
Dr. Daniel Gage, associate pro
fessor of business administration,
has resigned his position at the
University to accept a full profes
sorship at the newly formed Sacra
mento state college.
Professor Gage began teaching
at Oregon 19 years ago, and has
taught continually at the Univer
sity since then, except for two
leaves of absence. From 1942 until
1945 he was district rent executive,
Portland district office, Office of
Price Administration.
Dr. Gage was recently appointed
to the education committee of the
public relations society of Ameri
ca. He is the only member of the
committee, which is comprised of
both educators and practitioners,
from the Northwest.
In conjunction with the Ameri
can Educational Public Relations
association, the commmittee will
hold a convention at the University
of Denver from June 23 to 27.
Offered the position of educa
tional director of the National As
sociation of Real Estate Dealers,
with offices in Chicago, Gage
turned down the position, prefer
ring teaching to trade associa
Sacramento state college is the
first of three new regional colleges
established to decentralize the load
of the University of California sys
teem. Plans for 2500 students have
been made at the four-year liberal
arts college, which will open this
Seniors Note!
Tuesday, June 1, is the deadline
for application for degree cards and
payment of graduation fees, Regis
trar Curtis E. Avery reminded
seniors yesterday.
“Tuesday is the last possible
day,” Avery said, “and if these two
steps are not taken by that date,
degrees will not be granted for
June commencement.”
The End of an Era
(An Editorial)
Today’s edition of the Emerald marks more than just the end
of another year of publication. Of far greater significance, it
marks for the Emerald the close of what might be justifiably
called “Th<; Turnbull Era.” When next year’s Emerald staff
members again take up the task of publishing the daily, they
will be without the services of George S. Turnbull, dean of the
school of journalism, who will retire next month after 31 years
as a member of the journalism faculty.
For many years now Dean Turnbull has devoted unselfishly
much of his time and energies to the Emerald in the capacity of
faculty adviser. Although his regular duties in the journalism
school might press, he has never been too busy to offer a bit
of sage advice to some perplexed Emerald editor. Nor has any
cub reporter, seeking suggestions about his first Emerald
ovwv/p, cvci uccii luincu irom ms oince.
A large share of the credit for the outstanding record estab
lished by the Emerald—eight times an All-American in the
last ten years—must go to Dean Turnbull. Of particular im
portance in shaping the destinies of the newspaper have been
his weekly honor rolls. Each week-end for many years this
man, wise in the requisites of a good newspaper, has carefully
read through each issue of the week’s papers. Posted on the
Emerald bulletin board the following Monday were his findings.
Here, individual members of the staff found praise for work well
done. And, when some department seemed in need of improve
ment, as is often the case on a student publication, a gently
worded censure would appear. Improvement was usually forth
coming—Emerald workers took “G. T.’s” honor roll pretty
Upon his retirement from the University Dean Turnbull will
go to California to join the journalism faculty at Stanford Uni
versity. We on this year’s Emerald staff take this opportunity
to thank the Dean for his many years of devotion to the Em
erald and to wish him good luck in his new position. We speak
too, we know, for all the members of all the Emerald staffs who
have gone before us.—B.Y.
See Also Page Three
Chairman Pietschman Releases
Initial Plans for Jantzen Picnic
Tentative plans for the annual Oregon Federation Picnic to
be held in August at Jantzen Beach were announced yesterday
by A1 Pietschman, general chairman. Featured attractions will
be a name band, the Oregon-OSC tug—of—war, which was in
augerated last year, and a special program.
Special guests will be Bob Allen, ASUO president, President
Newburn, and Coaches Don Kirsch, Jim Aiken, John Warren.
Fifteen thousand printed invitations will be sent out in Aug
ust through the alumni office. The numnsp nf the
EUGENE, Ore., May 27—(UP)
President Truman’s private plane
“Independence,” bearing Secre
tary of State George C. Marshall,
landed at the Eugene airport to
night after it had been prevent
ed by bad weather from landing
at Portland.
The Independence landed in
clearing weather at 5:15 p.m.,
PST, after a 100-mile flight
southward from Portland.
The plane had circled over the
Portland airport several minutes
in heavy overcast before turning
to Eugene.
Secretary Marshall’s plane
crew radioed the control tower
and asked for weather condition
reports at other northwest air
fields, including McChord Field,
Wash., and The Dalles, Ore. The
plane had flown from Kansas
City via Boise, Ida.
Secretary Marshall will remain
overnight in Eugene, then motor
to Portland tomorrow to deliver a
night address at the convention
of the general Federation of
Women’s clubs.
give all potential Oregon students,
alums, and Oregon Mothers and
Dads a chance to get together dur
ing the summer, according to Piet
The picnic committee will work
in conjunction with Portland al
umni, headed by Herbert J. Darby,
the Oregon Mothers, directed by
Mrs. Allen Davis, and the Oregon
Dads, headed by Ed Grenfell.
Committee heads have not been
chosen yet, and petitions will be
accepted until the beginning of
final week by Pietschman for food,
program, decorations, registration
and hospitality, ticket distribution,
games, park arrangements, and
dance committees. Those receiving
chairmanshps will be notified. The
first meeting of the committee
heads will be held several weeks
after school is out, at a luncheon
meeting in Portland.
No Classes Mondaay
Classes will be dismissed and all
University offices will be closed
Monday in recognition of Memorial
day, it was announced yesterday
at the registrar’s office. Classes
will be held Saturday as scheduled.
Events Set
For Oregon
Baccalaureate Rites,
Student Union Work,
To Highlight Week
By Vinita Howard
For members of the class of 1948,
June 11, 12, 13 will be filled with
events leading to the climax of four,
and in some cases more, years of
college work—commencement ex
For the members of the classes
of 1898, 1908, ’13, ’18, ’23, and ’28,
the three-day period will provide
an opportunity to meet again mem
bers of the respective classes at
Special unions.
Not. Determined
The exact number of graduates
this year has not been determined,
but approximateley 1300 are ex
pected to receive degrees, accord
ing to Alumni Secretary Les An
A benefit tea for the Pauline Pot
ter Homer collection of beautiful
books will begin the activities of
the 71st commencement at 3 p.m.
Friday in the library browsing
Saturday’s events will include
the annual meeting and breakfast
of the State Association of Univer
sity of Oregon Women at 8:30 a.m.
at the Eugene hotel. All senior
women and alumnae are invited
and reservations can be obtained by
calling 562.
Alumni Meeet
At 11 o’clock Saturday will be
the semi-annual meeting of the
Oregon Alumni association in Guild
theater at Johnson hall and at 12
noon will be the University lunch
eon at John Straub Memorial hall.
At 3 o’clock the long-awaited
work on the student union will be
gin with the ground-breaking cere
mony for the Erb Memorial Union
building. Other Saturday events
include the president’s reception in
alumni hall at 4 p.m.., class reun
ion dinners at local hotels, 6 p.m..,
and the Failing-Beekman-Jewett
orations in the music auditorium at
8 p.m.
Sunday Service
Sunday morning baccalaureate
services for graduates have been
scheduled for 11 a.m. at McArthur
court. The address will be delivered
by Henry N. Wieman, who will
speak on “The Responsibility of
Power.” Wieman is a professor of
Christian theology at the Univer
sity of Chicago.
From 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday will
be an open house with inspection of
museums, the campus and its
buildings and at 4 p.m. will be the
flower and fern procession at the
site of the Pioneer Mother.
Final event will be commence
ment exercises and conferring of
degrees at 8 p.m. in McArthur
court. President Harry K. New
burn will deliver the “Charge t<*
the Graduating Class.”
Millrace Meet Set
The future development of the
millrace will be discussed at a
meeting of the Eugene millrace
committee to be held at 8 p.m.
June 2 at the Chi Psi lodge. All in
terested persons are invited to at*
i tend.