VOLUME XLXNUMBER 1 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1948 SUMMER SPECIAL i JO Director Interprets Draft Regulations Students who have registered in a university or college by eptember 22 will be permitted to complete the regular aca demic year before being inducted into the armed forces under the new draft act, according to word received recently from the American council on education. The information is based on an interpretation of the Selective Service act of 1948. Director of Student Affairs Donald M. Dushane pointed out the regular fall term registration dates at the University are New System Of Registration Planned in Fall A new system of registration will be put into effect at the University of Oregon this fall. Students will s'gn up for classes on the basis of appointments, Curtis E. Avery, registrar, has announced. “Those who have not filed an en rollment card should do so imme liately,” Avery said. The enroll rent cards were made available to students spring term in order to give the registrar’s office exact figures on the number of returning students this fall. This information xs necessary for planning appoint ments. Notice of appointments will be mailed to returning students about September 1, he said. Freshman Week Freshman week is scheduled from September 13 until Septem ber 18, with classes beginning Monday, September 20. Freshmen ,nd other new students are re quired to be on the campus Sunday, September 12. The new students ill receive registration appoint lents at 4 that afternoon in Mc Arthur court. “In addition to plans for elimin ating long lines of students in Em erald hall, there will be more em phasis on adviser control,” Avery said. “After the student pick up . Jheir registration material in Em ,-ald hall, they will report to their adviser and make a study program for the full year. “They will then file an adviser ■tudent certification at the regis ■ car’s office indicating that such a orogram has been made out. Stu dents will not be able to take a ourse or drop a course without their adviser’s approval.” p There has been a change of 'pro edure for veterans atteending •chool under public law 16, he said. ?he veterans administration will not approve registration of stu dents in this category until they see their actual study program. “Judging from the figures we ave on hand,” Avery commented, “there will be a slight decrease in .enrollment from the past year. September 13 to 18. Thus, a stu dent who has registered during the regular fall period will be eligible for deferment until the end of the academic year in June, 1949. “However, I would like to point out,” DuShane said, "that to re main in school the student must do satisfactory work. Military lead ers have made .this arrangement possible only because they believe that college work not only will help the student attain better ratings in the armed forces, but will benefit the services by providing a higher type of personnel.” In line with purposes of the new draft law, the University ROTC unit is expanding its activities and preparing to assume an important part in the training program, ac cording to Colonel Frank R. Maer dian. Students enrolled in advanced ROTC courses are exempt under the act and will be permitted to complete their college education. Because military officials regard ROTC units as the best source for officer material, plans are under way to increase the number of trainees and to encourage more students to continue in advanced ROTC. A plan is being worked out to permit freshmen and sopho mores, now subject to the draft, to sign an agreement that they will accept a commission, if offered, and serve two years on active duty if called. If the student signs this agreement, he will be permitted to complete his college education. ' Sec. 562 P.L.&R, U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 20 Eugene, Oregon Class of 1952 to See Many Oregon Dreams Materialize Taking It Easy Before Big Day Oaegon federation picnic committee utilized a Jantzen Beach slide for a short breather after completing' arrangements for the August 20th event. Big Jantzen Picnic Promises To Provide Fan Aplenty for All Shep Fields and his orchestra, a fashion show, free food, egg throwing contests, reduced rates on fun rides, a “Jim Aiken Pow wow”—these are only part of the plans for the Oregon Federation picnic Friday, August 20 at Jantzen Beach. Over 20,000 postcards have been sent inviting University of Ore gon students, alumni, prospective students, and parents to the annual affair, according to Les Anderson, alumni secretary. “Meet your friends at Jantzen” is the slogan of the picnic com mittee members, AI Pietschman, chairman, announced. The picnic will begin at 6 pan. with serving of free food. The program will begin at 7:20 p.m. with Dr. Harry K. Newborn wel coming the Webfoots. Donald M. Duchane, director of student affairs, and Bob Alien, ASUO president, will be introduced. The Pi Beta Phi trio will present several numbers and the program will close with the “Jim Aiken pow-wovv,” when the Oregon mentor will discuss Oregon athletic potentialities along with other athletic dignitaries. Egg throwing contests, tug of war, and suitcase races will feature alumni, students and faculty. The games are slated for 7:5o p.m. “Back to college” styles will be presented at 8:25 p.m. by mem bers of the Olds and King college board. Oregon girls modeling in clude : June Fitzgibbons, Harriet Ilowe, Janet Easterday, Anne Case, Hazel Leonard, Mary Ann Miller, and Virginia Morton. The dance will begin at 9 p.m. when Shep Fields and his orches tra undertake to entertain the group. During the intermission of the dance, the “Queen of Fire” will be announced. The winner of the c on test, sponsored by the Portland fire department, will receieve a trip to Hollywood along with other awards. Entrance fee for the affair is 10 cents. Tags will be given to members of the Oregon group to identify them. The identification will (Please turn to />age two) Chinese Student Now at University Has Degree from NSAU (Pst—No Such School) By JOHN VALLEAU You can check all the catalogs but you won’t find Lin Tsai's alma mater listed. There's no such place as National Southwest Associated university. Yet the 26-year-old Chi nese student did graduate work on a scholarship at Harvard, and is currently research assistant to Dr. Hans Heymann, assistant profes sor of chemistry. And one of these days he'll probably have a M.S. from Oregon. This isn’t an expose, however. Lin’s B.S. is valid. In fact, the de gree has outlived the school which granted it. N.S.A.U. was a wartime combination of three separate col leges which pooled their facilities at Kimming, Yunnan province, af ter the Japanese invaded China. In the summer of 1946, immediately after Lin, a chemistry major, re ceived his bachelor’s degree, the educational compound broks up again into its component elements, each of which resumed its original name. Application Accepted His application for a research as sistantship accepted by Harvard, Lin came to the United States in 1946 and spent seven months at the ivy-clad institution. His work there in the field of organic synthesis won him an appointment to similar duties at Oregon. Since last Sep tember he has worked with Dr. Heymann. Having a practical mind as well as a scholarly one, the young chem ist reversed the sequence of his given and surnames as soon as he arrived stateside. In China, he had been Tsai Lin; but Americans might not have understood that in China names “first come last.” Anyway, very few Americans could pronounce Tsai correctly. So his name, like his credentials, is somewhat confused on the rec ord. To be technical, there’s no such person as Lin Tsai, graduate of N.S.A.U. But for that matter, there’s no such university. UO Planning Greatest Period Of Expansion By DICK REVENAUGH Freshmen who enroll fall term at the University of Ore gon will see more Webfoot dreams materialize than any other closs in the history of the University. Before gradua tion in 1952, students wil have the advantage of: 1. A $4,700,000 physical plaint expansion program unparalleled in University history. 2. Football and basketball teams considered by sports au thorities as the best in year s. 3. The largest and most author itative faculty ever to teach Ore gon students. 4. An active and democratic, student body. 5. A proposed reconditioning of Eugene’s picturesque millraee, and incidentally many of the tra ditions associated with the old water way. The class of ’52 will see the suc cessful end to a 25-year-old student fund drive when the $1,5000,000 Erb Memorial—the new student un ion—will begin housing student of fices and activities. The state board last week gave approval to the project and according to I. I Wright, director of the physical plant, some of the old buildings on the. site will be moved during the fall term. Freshmen enrolling in drama and speech course will have new facili ties on the completition of the $468,000 additions to Villard hall. Part of the project will be the con struction of a new theater wing', radio studios, class rooms, and de partment of speech offices. The school of music was allotted $195,000 this year for construction, of additional class rooms, study rooms, and sound proof studios. A $230,000 project to construct ware houses, garages, workshops, and heating units for the physical plant to replace the warehouse that burned in 1947 will be completed soon, according to Wright. New Girls’ Ditnn Other building projects freshman might expect before graduation are: $1,400,000 girls dormitory to (Please turn to pape three) For Jantzen Picnic Bus Times Listed Jantzen Beach busses run ev ery 20 minutes from the down town terminal, between 5th and. 6th on Taylor street, in Portland. Students arriving in Portland before the scheduled time of the Oregon federation picnic may enter Jantzen Beach early at the regular Oregon rate, A1 Pietsch man, chairman, said. They are invited to swim at the park or “just loaf around,’ Pietschman said. “There will be plenty of work in case anyone is interested in working,” he commented.