Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 05, 1948, Image 1

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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
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.
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U.S. Postage
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
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Chinese Student Now at University Has
Degree from NSAU (Pst—No Such School)
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
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.
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
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
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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.