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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 19, 1949)
Fiftieth Year of Publication and Serznce to the University
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1949
' Senior Ball
j * Chairman Names
On Sale at Co-op
- Three new members will be
. tapped by Druids, junior men's
honorary, at "The ’49er's” Sen
ior ball Saturday evening in
1 Mac court. The formal, all-cam
pus dance will begin at 9 p. m.
Wally Heider and his orches
; ' tra, who will provide music for
^ * the evening, come to the Univer
t sity campus from the Terrace room
of the Fairmont hotel. Andy Peele,
first trumpet man with the group,
has just returned from New York
where he played with Tommy
Reed’s orchestra at the Edison ho
f The names of the patrons and pa
tronesses were announced yester
jV day by Ann Woodworth, chairman
in charge of patrons. They are
Chancellor and Mrs. Paul C. Pack
er, President and Mrs. Harry K.
Newburn, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pal
lette, Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Du
Shane, Mr. and Mrs. J. Alan Wick
ham, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil S. Fog
dall, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L.
Constance, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Hawk, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon L. John
son, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W. Little,
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Horn, Air. and
Mrs. Clifford F. Weigle, and Mr.
and Mrs. C. P. Schleicher.
Tickets, at $2.40 a couple, will be
on sale today and tomorrow at the
,Co-op. Tickets are also being sold
at the vets commons and will be
sold at the door of Mac court
Saturday evei?ing. House represen
tatives are asked to hand in their
receipts to Janet Beigal, tickets
chairman, at the Alpha Chi Ome
ga house by noon Thursday.
Don't Be Alarmed,
Easter Is Sunday
SPOKANE, Jan. 18— (AP)—1The
Spokane athletic round table will
hold its Easter parade next Sun
That is typical of the round ta
ble, which holds its annual Christ
mas party in July.
Typical, too, is this notice to
“Food served from 4 p.m. to 10
p.m. This doesn’t mean you must
Actress to Marry
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 18 (AP) —
Film actress Marthat Vickers, 23,
says she’s engaged to actor Mick
» ey Rooney, 29, but they “haven’t
made any definite plans as yet for
Rooney’s divorce from Betty
Jane Rase, Birmingham, Ala.,
beauty and mother of his two sons,
becomes final in May. Miss Vick
ers’ divorce from A. C. Lyles, film
publicist, won’t be final until Sep
Rooney’s first wife was actress
Pianist Showered With Honors;
Eugene Concert Set for Monday
Ever since he was ten, Robert
Casadesus,'French pianist who will
piay in McArthur court next Mon
day at 8:15, has been showered with
prizes, medals, and honors.
Born in Paris in 1899, he was rais
ed by his grandparents in an ex
tremely musical environment. The
pianist has four uncles who rank
drove’s Musical dictionary.
At ten years of age Casadesus re
ceived “la premiere medaille” from
the Paris Conservatoire. Other hon
3i-s followed, among them the title
af Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
by his native country.
When he was 13, he played the
celesta, extra gongs and bells for
a French opera company, thereby
learning by heart many operas of
Bizet, Puccini, Massenet, etc. Dur
ing World War I, the musician be
came a soldier, and when the Peace
Treaty was signed it was Casadesus
who rataplanned the drums as
Woodrow Wilson, Clemenceau and
Foch paraded by.
In 1922 he married the girl who
had siipceeded him as prize pupil at
the Paris Conservatorie. The follow
ing year while Robert taught piano
to young American students, Gaby
Casadesus received the highest
honor awarded to women pianists
at the school.
The pianist came to the United
States for the first time in 1935,
when he made his debut with the
New York Philharmonic-Symphony
orchestra under Hans Lange as so
loist in the Mozart "Coronation"
Concerto. Toscanini, in the audi
ence, invited him to be his Philhar
monic soloist the following season.
Since then Casadesus has played
with the Philharmonic every season
since—an almost unique record.
Appearing in Eugene under the
auspices of the Eugene and Univer
sity Civic Music association, the
pianist makes his American home in
Princeton, New Jersey. Now on his
15th consecutive sold-out American
tour, his western engagements in
clude performances in Seattle, Port
land, Pasadena. San Diego, Sacra
mento, Los Angeles and San Fran
Picked by USA
An independent and a member of
a Greek house were named to the
United Students Association fresh
man ticket at a general meeting
John Caney, Nestor hall, was
named to the number one position
on the third bal'ot. One of the other
three candidates, Bob Furrer of Sig
ma hall, was eliminated on the first
ballot; Bob Funk, Tau Kappa Epsi
lon, eliminated on the second bal
lot; and Hon Brown, Campbell Club,
lost to Chaney’s majority on the
third vote. •
Virginia Wright, Alpha Xi Delta,
was given a majority vote on the
first ballot. Miss Wright, who advo
cated the establishment of a
freshman council, received more
votes than her two opponents com
bined. Contending with her for the
second position nomination were
Rosemary Beatty, Zeta Tau Alpha,
and Clara Belle Roth, Rebec House.
Former Dean of Men
Dangerously ill at Sacred Heart
hospital is Virgil Delman Earl, dean
emeritus of men of the University
of Oregon from 1931 to 1947. He is
suffering from circulatory disease
and hardening of the arteries. Ac
cording to his physician, Dr. W. H.
Chapman, his general condition is
Although Earl has been hospital
ized for only the last few days, his
condition has been steadily growing
worse for the last six months.
Alpha Phi Omega
Calendar Sale On
Alpha Phi Omega, national ser
vice fraternity, will contact living
organizations today for the calen
dar sale which is a fund-raising
drive for the student union.
Kwamas are selling calendars at
the Co-op while the Skull and Dag
gers are selling them at the library.
ISA to Hold
A special meeting for Independ
ent off-campus students will be held
Thursday at 4:00 in room 101 P. E.
The purpose of this meeting is" to
consider the problems of organizing
off-campus students in such a man
ner as to give them more adequate
representation in the ISA senate
and that the social advantage and
service programs of the ISA may
reach a greater number of students.
Present at the meeting will be
Bob Davis, president of the ISA,
who will outiine the plans and pur
poses of the ISA and Bob Hender
son who will lead the discussion on
the problem of organization.
All off-campus independent stud
ents are urged to attend. The ISA is
an organization for their benefit
and can more successfully serve if
it has the support of all.
Reporter Obtains Story Firsthand
By Joan Manning1
Upon arriving at the University
Infirmary, I flashed one or my heal
thiest smiles at the nearest nurse
and asked' her where I could get
some vital information for the Em
“Why didn’t you come sooner?”
she asked. “You look as if you’ve
been sick for days.”
I took this remark as merely an
insult and followed her into the doc
tor’s office. She thrust a thermome
ter into my mouth and jabbed a
knife into my index finger.
Next thing I knew I was in ward
three with a pair of size 44 men’s
I strung them immediately with a
safety pin and a handy piece of
string which I always carry with
me for just such emergencies.
Then I strung them again. (I keep
forgetting that if you pull on one
end of a string, the other end is
liable to come, too.)
My little pal in white soon came
in dragging a long affair behind
her. The spike, she told me, was a
needle filled with penciliin.
“Too big,” I thought, “Must be a |
joke.” But it wasn’t when she jab- j
bed the dern thing into the tender
flesh about four inches below my
waist on the rear side!
After a recovery period of about
two hours and fifty-nine minutes, I i
began to survey the situation.
The beds, I found, are handy.
They crank up. And ones feet, when
one is in a sitting position, make
very convenient racks on which to
hang ones towels.
I didn't sit up very much, though,
Somewhat because of a very un
comfortable feeling, but mostly be
cause I saw a sign which said that
there was a ten cent fine for sitting
cn the beds.
As I say, it took me two hours
and fifty-nine minutes to recover.
And then I discovered that I would
get shot every three hours.
Wesley Jive Night
Wesley house will have Jive Nite
Wednesday from 9 o'clock to 10:30.
All students are invited.
Some of the boys who work in
the kitchen and bring food to the
inmates are rather cute. If one
smiles, one is apt to get two des
One night I got four.
The girl across from me was
lucky. One day she had eight mas
culine callers all at once.
And one of them was a gentle
man. I know he was a gentleman
because when the nurse came in
with the spike, he looked the other
I had a visitor, too—about five
minutes before visiting hours were
over the fifth day I was there. It
was my room-mate, Bessie, who
had brought me the Saturday Ev
Just as she sat down, the lady
with the RN pin popped a thermom
eter into my mouth. It was difficult
to talk so I fooled her. I took it out
and put it into the steam of my
vaporizing tea kettle.
“Mighty clever" I thought. And
how was I to know that the mer
cury would go up to 108 degrees.
Boy, did I give that nurse a scare!
Will Not Be Handled
By Committee Heads
With a theme for students of
“Write a Letter to Dad," Dads Day
planners, under the direction of Ed
Anderson and Marie Lombard, have
begun work on the annual Dads af
fair. This year Dads Day will be the
weekend of February 4, 5, and 6.
Highlighting the 1949 Dads Day
will bg the Dads luncheon, the Ore
gon-Washington basketball game, a
tour of new campus construction
plus individual organization activi
Anderson pointed out that the
Dads committee is not handling
housing reservations this year, and
recommended that students lose no
time- in making individual reserva
tions for their fathers. He said that,
because of the ever-increasing num
ber of Dads who come to Eugene for
the weekend, it is virtually impossi
ble for a small student committee to
The Dads Day directors said that,
the emphasis this year will be on at
tendance and on acquainting fath
ers with the University. “It’s a won
derful opportunity to show the bill -
payer where the money goes,” said
Anderson, “so bring him down.”
Committee heads for the 1949
Dads Day are: Alex Murphy, regis
tration; Beverly Miller, luncheon;
Don South, basketball game; Mar
jorie Peterson, budget; Joanne Fry
denlund, special events; Sally Wal
ler, hospitality; Mo Turner, decora
tinns; Norm Morrison, promotion,
and Jim Wallace and Jeannine Ma
Violations of campus parking'
regulations are increasing in num
ber, impairing the efficient and safe
servicing of University buildings.
In the future, all cars parked in re
stricted areas will be removed by a
towing service with the cost charg
ed to the owner of the car.
Many cars have been parked in
driveways and across roadways us
ed in serving buildings or kept open
because of fire regulations. The fuel
service driveway at the Physical.
Plant, the entrance to the Campus
Postoffice, the south entrance to
Johnson Hall, and the road to Susan
Campbell Hall are the most-fre
quent places at which violations oc
Eugene and vicinity: Foggy this
morning. Cloudy this afternoon
with possible scattered showers.
High today 38.
X.VXKIXG, Wednesday, Jan. 19
(AP)—China’s executive Yuan Iia»
decided to issue a cease fire order
to nationalist armies and send a
delegation to negotiate peace with
the communists, a high official
source disclosed today.