Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 21, 1948, Image 1

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    WEATHER, Eugene and vicinity.
Increasing cloudiness with proba
ble rains in the evening.
Bob Don Homecoming Chief
Memorial Building Construction
Begins Within Next Thirty Days
erected for University students on a two block area bounded by 18th,
University and Onyx streets. Construction on the building, which will
house student offices, combination ballroom-auditorium, and various
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recreational rooms, will begin within 30 days by general contractor
Ross B. Hammond Co. of Portland. The structure is expected to be
finished and ready for student use in approximately one year and a half.
The building is self-financed through student fees, gifts, and other funds.
Construction of Oregon’s student
union building will begin within 30
days, according to Lyle Nelson, di
rector of information. The contract
was awarded Saturday to the Ross
Hammond Co. of Portland.
Beginning of construction will
mark the successful end to a 25
Seminar On
Atomic Energy
Starts Today
Three University faculty mem
bers selected to attend the atomic
energy school at Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
this summer will conduct an inter
departmental seminar, “Radioac
tivity and Tracer Techniques,” be
ginning today at 5 in room 105, Mc
Dr. Donald Swinehart, assistant
professor of chemistry; Dr. Ray
mond Ellickson, newly appointed
dean of the graduate school and
professor of physics; and Dr. A. L.
Scderwall, assistant professor of
of biology, who will take charge of
the seminar, were enrolled in an in
tensive training course sponsored
by the Atomic Energy commission
during August. Eight men were
sent from the state of Oregon to
the national school.
The course will be given fall term
only, on Tuesday and Thursday af
ternoons at 5. Advanced students
and members of the science de
partment faculty will attend, and
others are invited.
In addition to the new seminar,
the biology department will con
duct a research project for the
Atomic Energy commission this
year, according to Dr. A. H. Kunz,
head of the chemistry department.
Tracer techniques will also be used
in the chemistry and physics de
year drive for a student union
building. The structure will be
complete with the exception of
$50,000 furnishings.
Money for the furnishings will be
raised before the building is com
pleted, it is the hope of University
officials. The student union will
house student offices, a combina
tion ballroom-auditorium, banquet
and recreation rooms, an art
lounge, music listening looms, and
other recreational facilities.
Memorial to War Dead
Named in honor of Ex-University
President Donald M. Erb, the
building will also be a memorial to
University of Oregon men and
women lost during both world
Contractor Ross Hammond has
expressed a desire to move ahead
with the construction as soon as
Tryouts Slated
For First UO Play
Tryouts for Guild theater’s pro
duction number one will be held
this evening at 7:30 in Guild hall,
according to Horace W. Robinson,
The field of prospective scripts
has been narrowed down to two,
and the announcement of the final
decision will be made soon.
Guild theater is composed chief
ly of drama students; however, any
student at the University may try
out for theater productions. The
forthcoming play begins the drama
season on the campus, and affords
an opportunity for new talent to
enter dramatic activities.
Order Of O Meet
An Order of the O meeting will
be held today at noon at the Sigma
Nu house. President Roger Wiley
has requested that all members be
possible. He hopes to complete the
building ahead of the one and one
half year time estimate.
The Erb memorial building will
occupy the two block area between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth and
University and Onyx streets.
Earth-turning ceremonies were
held at the 25th reunion of the
class of 1923, originators of the
student union fund drive, at the
commencement this spring.
Building Self-Financed
The building is entirely self fi
nanced with student fees, gifts, and
other sources.
Upon recommendation of the
building committee, the state board
of higher education approved the
awarding of the bids, totaling $1,
723,503. The Hammond low bid was
The mechanical contract was
Hawaii Club Meets
Members of the Hawaiian club
will hold their first meeting of the
term at 7 o’clock tonight on the
sunporch at Gerlinger hall, Kihei
Brown, a member of the group,
announced yesterday.
given to A. G. Rushlight & Co. of
Portland on a low bid of $271,860,
and the electrical contract to the
Morgan Electric company of Port
land for $70,850.
Student Recovering
From Crash Injury
Ralph P. Himmelsbach, Portland,
psychology student at the Univer
sity, was reported to be improving
yesterday from injuries suffered in
a glider crash near Portland Sun
Himmelsbach and his companion,
Ralph Angel Jr., also of Portland,
were taken to the Hutchinson hos
pital in Oregon City after their
glider plane reportedly crashed
during a test of glider towing
which was being conducted by the
CAA at the Aurora airstrip.
Himmelsbach is a sponsor of
Sigma hall. He is a nephey of Mrs.
Genevieve Turnipseed, director of
dormitories, and a brother of Lois
Himmelsbach, a sophomore in lib
eral arts.
Made From
13 Petitions
Bob Don, junior in business ad
ministration, was selected last
night by the ASUO executive coun
cil to head this year’s Homecoming
celebration, October 23.
Don was chosen from a field of
13. In a new plan being used thi3
year, each person petitioning for
the chairmanship position appeared
before the council for a special in
terview. In the past appointment
was made entirely on the basis of
information appearing on each asp
irant’s petition.
The 1948 chairman has served
on both Homecoming and' Junior
Weekend committees. He is also a
member of the varsity basketball
team and is affiliated with Beta
Theta Pi, social fraternity.
This year's Homecoming will fea
ture a football game with Washing
ton State. Other traditional events
at the annual weekend will include*
a dance, rally, and a frosh bonfire.
According to ASUO President
Bob Allen, his office has received
116 petitions from persons desiring
to serve on the various Homecom
ing sub-committees. _ *
4982 Register
At University
Registration week ended Satui-.
day n0on with 4982 students signed
up for classes. This is 285 less than
last year’s 5267 at the end of the
same period. The total number of
registrants in 1947 was 5905.
Of the new number, 1489 are
women and 3493 men. Men and
women new to the University add
up to 1737, while 3245 are returning
Several hundred more people are
expected to register before October
2, the last day to add classes, said
Registrar Clifford Constance.
The system of registration this
year inaugurated an appointment
system whereby students picked
up their material on specified date3
to avoid long lines and crowds.
Thursday Deadline
For Dance Dates
The deadline for house daneo
preference dates for the coming
year is 5 p.m. Thursday, announced
Golda Wickham, assistant director
of student affairs, at the campus
social chairmen’s meeting yester
Available house dance dates may
be secured at her office in Emer
ald hall. Mrs. Wickham said that
failure to submit specified dates
will cancel any preference desired.
Refreshments, Entertainment, Interviews Slated for
Oregana Open-House Today at McArthur Court
Interviews of prospective Ore
gana workers will be included in
the open house planned by the year
book staff tonight from 7:30 to
The open house will be held in
the Oregana office on the north
west corner of McArthur court.
It is being arranged so students
and faculty members can visit the
yearbook offices and see some
phases of publication, according to
Trudi Chernis, editor.
She said the evening will include
entertainnment by the Phi Psi
trio, refreshments, demonstrations
of layout work on the Oregana,
and a “tour" across the office's
bulletin board.
Artwork by Ed Cauduro, art edi
tor of the 1949 Oregana, will be on
display during the evening'. Ore
ganas from previous years will be
shown along with annuals from
other colleges and universities.
Cauduro emphasized that stu
dents interested in doing artwork
attend the open house.
Orders for the 1949 book, to be
distributed next spring, will be
taken tonight for students who
didn't place orders during registra
Interviews for Oregana business
and editorial workers will also bo
conducted during today, Wednes
day, and Thursday in the office in.
McArthur court.
Hours for interviews for editor
ial workers are 11 to 12 and 1 to 5
p.m. today, besides the open house;
3 to 5 Wednesday; and 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Thursday.
Business interviews will be con
ducted Tuesday evening and after
noon from 3 to 5 p.m.