Oregon Emerald , Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University UNIVERSITY of OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1948 VOLUME L NUMBER 36 Demo Sweep Now Certainty Sigma Chi Names '48 Sweetheart * Joan Nelson was named the 1948 -“Sweetheart of Sigma Chi” last night in a fifteen minute radio broadcast over KORE, and the 'sweetheart song was dedicated to her following the selection. Six freshman girls, finalists in the contest were guests of the fra " ternity during the program. Other finalists were Mary Ann Clark, .Jeanne Hoffman, Jackie Wren, Lu cille Durst and Ann Darby. Blond Joan, a Delta Gamma "pledge, is eighteen years of age. This brown-eyed liberal arts ma -jor knows Portland as her home town and is very interested in ski ing. - Lucille, a pledge of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, comes from Portland, Oregon, and is seventeen years of age. The blue-eyed, light brown tiaired interior decorating major .is especially interested in knitting. 4 Blue-eyed Ann, also a Pi Beta Phi pledge, is a liberal arts major, "^tlso hailing from Portland, she is Seventeen years of age and has "brown hair. * As sweetheart, she will partici pate in all house functions of Sig jna Chi, will be present at all of _their intramural sports, will be “wined, dined, and sung to,” will Jiave her picture in the national magazine of Sigma Chi and a full -page in the 1948-49 Oregana. Salem is the home town of Jeanne, a Kappa Alpha Theta "pledge. Eighteen years of age, she has hazel eyes and brown hair, and _,is a sociology major. v Mary Ann hails from Medford, Oregon, and she is a pledge, of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She has brown hair, brown eyes, and is .eighteen years old. An Alpha Delta Pi pledge, Jack ie is seventeen years of age, and is from Portland. This blond, blue eyed co-ed enjoys dancing and golf, ' her major is liberal arts. A The annual Sweetheart ball, held . in honor of the Sweetheart and her court will be held Saturday night -at the chapter house. At that time, last year’s sweetheart of Sigma Chi and the trophy will be given to this year’s sweetheart. 'Arrival of Press Set for Tonight Members of the largest delega tion ever registered for the Ore gon high school press conference will begin arriving on the campus tonight, according to Warren C. • Price, general chairman of the con ference. ’' Registration for the twenty-sec ond conference reached an all time high of 193 high school students and 38 advisers yesterday. Delegates will be housed in the •various campus houses. Members ;Of Sigma Delta Chi and Theta Sig ma Phi, journalism honoraries, will escort the high school dele gates to the houses. f Rally Scheduled For Duck Team A Webfoot rally to send the Ore gon squad on to victory when they tangle with the Washington Hus kies is a "must” in every rooter’s schedule tonight at 5:50, according to Yell Duke George Watkins. Watkins requests all rooters to be at the train depot by 5:30 to night. “We want the same spirit to send them off as we had during the last two minutes of the last game,” he said. UO Community Chest Drive Gets Underway Nearly 50 campus leaders began work Wednesday on th« Univer sity Community Chest drive. The drive is expected to be completed by early next week, according to Chairman Paul Washke. Petitions for committee chair manships and committees in the campus Community Chest drive have been called for by Alpha Phi Omega, national service frater nity conducting the drive. Posi tions open are the chairmanships of the promotion, publicity, col lections, and program commit tees. Petitions must be turned in to general chairman Virgil Tucker at the Phi Kappa Psi house or at the Emerald business office by 5 p.m. Friday. The University drive is getting under way two weeks in advance of Eugene campaign due to the necessity of finishing before the holidays and also so that it will follow closely upon a regular pay day, Washke said. Other sections of the education division, of which President H. K. Newburn is chair man, also will start early for the same reasons, Washke added. The campus committee will strive for 100 per cent participa tion among faculty and staff mem bers. Although the University’s goal is not high, it is important that it be reached because of the effect it will have upon the rest of the Lane county campaign, Washke said. I UO to Hear Carol Brice, Contralto By ANNE GOODMAN Students and residents attending the concert of Carol Brice, contral to, who will sing tonight at 8:15 in McArthur court, will hear what Serge Koussevitsky has termed a “voice like a cello.” Miss Brice, whose concert to night is open to all students upon presentation of their registration cards, had been invited by Kous sevitsky in 1946 to sing for Friends of the Boston symphony, which he conducts. Grew Up With Music Her career has included singing for the Pittsburg symphony under the direction of Fritz Reiner, and being soloist with 13 other prom inent symphonies from coast to coast. In accounting for her success, the contralto says, “I just grew up with music and I also had unusual music - training opportunities.” Both her mother and father sang, and both played the piano. Her brother Jonathan is now her ac companist. Attended Finishing School As a child, she lived at the Pal mer Memorial institute in North Carolina. Founded and run by her aunt, it is believed to be the only finishing school for Negro girls in the United States. She won first prize in a state wide musical contest at the age of 15, and since then has graduated from Talladega college in Alabama and won a five-year fellowship to the Juilliard graduate school in New York. Has Own Radio Show • In recital she has sung at New York’s Carnegie hall and Town hall. She has starred in her own radio show, “Carol Brice, Contral to,” broadcast over a major radio network. During the 1947-48 sea son she made a transcontinental tour and appeared before audiences in more than 60 cities. The National Council of Negro Women, an organization of some 800,000 members, honored her in 1948 as “outstanding Negro wom ! an musician.” | (Also see picture and program on page 3.) Conclusive Totals Spell GOP Doom (For complete local and state election news see page eight) (>reat white hope of the Republican party, Thomas R. Dew ey, conceded defeat in the national elections yesterday morning aftei being billed as a sure winner. Republicans have not won a presidential election since 1932, when Franklin D. Roosevelt swept m for the first of his four terms. , Losme "ith Ue"'ey was Karl Warren, fabulous California Governor. In spite of long popularity among voters of both parties in his state, Warren could not keep California out of the 1 runian column. Jubilant over his re-election, Harry S. Truman pledged himself “lo the cause of peace in the world and the prosperity and happiness of our people." llis running mate, Senator Bark ey of Kentucky, was credited with drawing many votes to the Democratic ticket. I feel very deeply the responsibility which has fallen to HARRY S. TRUMAN ALBEN W. BABBLEY my lot as the result of theelection. I shall continue to serve the people to the best of my ability’’ was a Truman promise from Missouri, where the President voted. Latest election results gave Truman 21,593,356 votes; b'v ey, 19.877,162; Henry A. Wallace, Progressive, 998,847 votes; and Strom Thurmond—"Dixiecrat” 826,846. Truman nabbed 304 electoral votes to Dewey’s 189. Democrats stepped firmly into control of Congress; they also gained 30 of tlje nation’s 48 governorships. An even more impressive sweep might have been made had Wallace and I hurmond not taken a portion of the Democratic vote, accord ing to Demo spokesmen. * >:< By Associated Press I he I ruman drive that came from nowhere swept the Re publicans out of eight gubernatorial offices and rolled up Dem ocratic victories in 20 of the 33 state contests. Only one race was in doubt. In Washington, Democratic governor -Mon C. \\ allgren, close personal friend of the Presi < ent, appeared to have lost to Republican Arthur B. Lamdie He was trailing by nearly 20,000 with only 600 of the state’s precincts unreported. Statehouse victories mean far more nationalfy than some thing to brag about. They are sources of party strength, and (Incase turn to page eight) Whiskerino Plans Move; Zito to Plav Some four or five phases of the forthcoming Sophomore Whisker ino are moving ahead in prepara tion for the annual event, sched uled this year for November 13. Signing of Jimmy Zito and his orchestra to play for the Whis kerino dance Saturday night has been announced by Moe Turner, dance chairman. “Designed along soft and smooth lines . . . tailor made for the cur rent band mart,” is the way the trade magazine Billboard scribes Zito’s crew. Formed in 1947, the group hit top ten on the na tion-wide poll of Down Beat mag azine in its first year. JIMMY ZITO Smart stylings without use of strings, cross blendings of trom w bones and saxes, and well-defined beat without rafter-raising dy namics are said to characterize the playing of the orchestra. Down Beat calls Zito’s trumpet-playing "one of the prettiest tones on a brass instrument of any horn astudio or afoot.’’ Tickets for the dance will go on sale0 for $2.40 at file Co-op Tuesday, November 9, Don Smith, ticket chairman, has an nounced. Non-beard growers will be de tected by an ingenious new meth od, announces High Sheriff Eddie Artzt. Betty Co-cd finalists (who will bo announced in tomorrow’s Emerald) will tour the men’s liv ing organizations at meal times to make a personal check to seo that all sophomores are growing the required foliage. House presidents are asked t© turn in lists of their sophomores to Bill Lance at the Sigma Nu house to aid the search for shaven sophs. Last year’s fresh numeral winners will accompany the Betty Co-ed finalists arid administer suit able punishment. Particularly stubborn violators will still bo tubbed in front of the Side.