Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 03, 1948, Image 1

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    Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
McKay In
Front For
r As election tabulations be
came more and more complete
, early this morning, the victory
of Republican gubernatorial
candidate Douglas McKay over
Democrat Lew Wallace be
came a certainty in the race for
* Governor. Late bulletins gave
McKay a 49.707 to 35,810 lead
i over Wallace. Trailing was
Wendell E. Barnett, who ran
on the independent ticket.
Assured of election to the U. S.
Senate as last night’s totals gave
him a comfortable lead over Demo
crat Manley Wilson was Guy Cor
don, Republican.
Also conceded to be elected
were four Republican candidates
for the House of Representatives:
Walter Norblad, first district;
Low'd! Stockman, second district;
Homer D. Angell, third district;
and Harris Ellsworth, fourth dis
Back on the state government
Beene, Earl T. Newbry, Republican,
was winner over Democratic can
didate Byron G. Carney in the race
for Secretary of State. Republican
Howard C. Belton edged out Demo
crat Walter J. Pearson in the State
Treasurer’s race, while George
Neuner, also a Republican, tri
umphed over Democrat William B.
Murray for the office of Attorney
This gave the Republican par
ty a clean sweep of major state
offices and electoral votes. Ore
gon voters also endorsed the Dew
ey-Warren ticket, following up
their new claim as “the most Re
publican state in the Union.”
Late returns showed the Hydro
Electric Act Amendment losing by
a hair, while the School Vote Elec
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Edwin Johnson Out Front
In Eugene Mayoralty Battle
Edwin Johnson was leading the
race for mayor of the city of Eugene
at 11:15 with 3148 votes. Nearest
opponent was Ralph Newman with
1598, and A. L. Hawn followed with
Eugene is practically assured of
a new city jail separate from the
city hall with 4224 yes votes com
pared to 845 no votes of the incom
plete returns.
Reclassification of the Byers
property was a closely fought or
dinance with late returns showing
Forty write-in votes for Vergil
Fogdail for Lane County sheriff,
were unofficially reported in the
Eugene city elections last night
at 11:30. There had been a small
campaign for Fogdail On the part
of unknown persons on the cam
pus the last few days.
2716 no votes, and 2126 yes.
Annexation of friendly street
and south of Willamette st. meas
ures were well on the way to ac
ceptance with 4204 and 3900 yes,
against 523 and 550 no, respective
Robert Booth led in the first ward
with 499 votes, his closest oppon
ent being Dean Pape with 311. In
the second ward Jessie Godlove was
ahead with 452. J. Don Smith led
in ward four with 662 votes.
Orr Appoints Four
To Directory Staff
Announcement of Piggers’ Guide
editorial staff has been made by
Dorothy Orr, editor.
Assisting Miss Orr in the pub
lication of the guide, which gives
addresses and other information
concerning UO students, will be
Lois Beanguard, assistant editor;
Janice Hart and Bernice Hansen,
executive editors, and Tom Tru
vat, art editor.
Date of publication for Piggers’
Guide is not yet known. Proofs will
be completed this weekend, with
final printing to come in the near
In Ding - Dong Struggle
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
AnnouncedTonight at9:30
The name of the Sigma Chi Sweetheart of 1948 will he an
nounced at the conclusion of a program at 9:30 p. m. tonight
over KORE. Actual selection will not take place until just
before the Sigma Chis go on the air.
Six freshman girls, the finalists in the contest, will he guests
of the fraternity during the broadcast. They are Mary Ann
Clark, Gamma Phi Beta; Jean Hoffman. Kappa Alpha Theta;
Jackie Wren, Alpha Pi; Joan Nelson, Delta Gamma; and Lu
cille Durst and Ann Darby, Pi Beta I
T3V»i !
Votes of the members of the Sig
ma Chi house will be counted by the
five presidents of the girls’ living
organizations and by Perry Hollo
man, Jerry Peterson, and Hob De
Following the announcement of
the winner, the group will dedicate
the sweetheart song to her. All the
finalists will be honored guests at
the annual Sweetheart ball Satur
day night.
Casts 'School for Scandal'
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“School for Scandal,’’ a play
which is said to have a timeless
appeal, has been scheduled as the
next production of the University
theater, and will be presented on
December 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
Written by one of England’s
most famous dramatists, Richard
Brinsley Sheridan, the play is a
satirical comedy concerning scan
dal mongers who considered it
fashionable to be witty at the ex
pense of others.
The play has been a favorite
with actors and actresses for over
a century and a half, for nearly all
prominent players of the late 18th
and early 19th century included it
in tneir repertoire. j±;ven today it
is considered one of the favorite
plays of literature. Specifically,
the play deals with the marriage
of a middle-aged man to a young
girl who went to the city.
Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt will direct
the play. The drama department
plans to handle the play with a
suggestion of the type of staging
prominent in the 18th century,
rather than presenting it realisti
Rich, fancy costumes will be a
feature of the production, includ
ing wigs worn in that period. How
ever, the wigs are to be slightly
modified, as the wigs of that time
were 20 to 30 inches above the
forehead in height.
Principal members of the “School
of Scandal” cast include Barnhart
as Lady Sneerwell; Dick Rayburn
as Joseph Surface; Patricia Boyle
as Maria; Sally Nicol as Mrs. Can
dour; Clifton James as Sir Peter
Teazle; Nina Sue Fernimen as
Lady Teazle; Kenneth Neal as Sir
Oliver, and Don Smith as Charles
Other cast members are Alan
Button, Jesalee Keffeler, Bob Cock
burn, Allen West, E. Taylor, El
win Paxson, Ken Olsen, Richard
Cox, George Watkins, Bob Funk,
Ken Hodge, and Pat Laxton.
Contest Open
To U O Students
Contract bridge may soon be
outranking billiards as the most
popular intercollegiate sport—
and bridge by mail, no less.
Invitations to the 1949 Inter
collegiate Bridge tournament
have recently been extended to
325 colleges and universities
throughout the country, includ
ing U. of O.
Any undergraduate of an in
stitution officially entered in the
tournament is eligible to com
pete for the title of “Card-King”
and a silver trophy. The prelim
inary bout will be played via
Uncle Sam’s post office in Feb
ruary, and the sixteen highest
ranking pairs will meet for the
face-to-face final battle April 22
and 23 at the Drake hotel in Chi
cago, as guests of the tourna
ment committee.
Last year the victors were two
card sharks from Capital univer
sity, Columbus, Ohio, who out
played 1216 students from 43 col
Nip, Tuck
By Associated Press
Fighting Harry S. Truman made
a close, hot scrap last night of hia
presidential race with Republican
Thomas E. Dewey, and the Demo
cratic party Truman heads threat
ened to make good on its claim to
capture control of the senate.
The house might also fall to the.
These factors stood out as the
counting of votes which may set a
record volume passed 11 p.m.
Mr. Truman piled up expected
strength in Democratic city strong
points to run ahead in the Repub
At midnight (Eugene time)
President Harry S. Truman had
pulled away from Thomas E.
Dewey by 1,332,000 votes. The
president’s popular vote was 15,
034,000, while his rival had 13,
702,000 votes.
However, neither candidate was
sure of the necessary 266 elector
al votes. Some national experts
were predicting that the election
would be thrown into the house of
There also appeared to be a
trend in the election for both the
house and the senate which indi
cated that the Democrats would
gain control of both chambers.
lican rival in both popular and in
dicated electoral votes.
Democratic senatorial candi
dates clinched one of crucial races
and paraded to the front in tb©
As the ballot count pushed
past the 35,000,000 mark at 11,
the man from Missouri was lead
ing- Dewey in the presidential
contest 13,079,000 to 12,058,000.
Henry A. Wallace, the Progres
sive party candidate, had picked
up 684,000 votes. J. Strom Thur
mond, the states’ rights Demo
cratic nominee tallied 681,000.
But Thurmond had succeeded in
grabbing off the 19 electoral votes
in South Carolina and Alabama,
and reached for more in Missippi
and Louisiana.
In vital New York State alone,
with its prized total of 47 electoral
ballots, the lead switched six times
by midnight (EST). At that mo
ment Truman was out in front by
a squeaky margin.
Headlines crediting the president
with unexpected strength add a.
measure of support to his own pre
dictions that the poll takers would
have red faces after the returns
were all in.
The Democratic and Republi
can high commands traded
claims of capturing around 300
electoral votes. Needed to win:
266. Herbert Brownell, Jr., Dew
ey’s campaign manager, repeat
ed that the election of the Re
publican ticket was “assured.”
The way he sized it up, the Dem
ocrats were merely running true
to form in the early count, with,
big cities amassing the usual Dem
ocratic majorities and coming in.
with early reports. In nearly all
cases, he said, the Democratic
margins weren't up to winning
Yet Brownell had trimmed from
32 to 24 the number of states ho
had predicted Dewey would surely