Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1948 VOLUME L NUMBER 85 4 i McKay In Front For Governor 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 trict. Back on the state government Beene, Earl T. Newbry, Republican, DOUGLAS McKAY 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 General. 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 <Please turn to page eight) 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 867. 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 ly 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 future. In Ding - Dong Struggle i THOMAS E. DEWEY 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 uel. 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' rsy hiakuh ui.,1 \ u “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 cally. 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 Surface. 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. Bridge-by-Mail 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 leges. President Contest 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. Democrats. 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 BULLETIN! 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 representatives. 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© other. 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 size. Yet Brownell had trimmed from 32 to 24 the number of states ho had predicted Dewey would surely take.