WEATHER — Cloudy and contin ued cold with a few snow flurries today. Partly cloudy Sunday. High tomorrow 35. Oregon Emerald Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University VOLUME L UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1949 NUMBER. RU Senior 'Squaw Squeeze" at 9 Polio Victims Seek Your Aid;' Contribute Generouslvi Campus March-of-Dimes cam paign began last night with a •“Kick-Off” dance sponsored by Al pha Phi Omega and the Young .Democrats. Drive Chairman Byran Graves at the same time released a list of committee heads working on the 1949 drive. Working as assistant .chairman is Helen Sherman; house representatives committee, Rose mary Beatty and Fred Mohr; col lection, Joan Mimnaugh; aance, Bob Davis; promotion, Bill Plum mer and Cork Mobley; Emerald ads, Bill Lemmon; flying speeches, Leslie Tooze and Cork Miller; ra dio spots; Jim Goode; posters, Ann Darby; stunts, Bill Moore; and publicity, Bob Funk. Radio announcements of the drive have already been made on the “Bob and Mimi” show on KASH, and also on KUGN. Posters will be placed in all living organi zations and campus buildings. Stressing the need for making the 1949 drive a success, Helen Sherman stated that "last year was ; the worst year since 1916 as far as i the number of polio cases is con- ] cerned. 25,000 cases were reported, 1 which is one of the worst epidemics of its kind in medical history.” j Miss Sherman also gave three i points for student consideration— ' the increase of polio patients, the i ligh cost of care, and the fact that •he dollar does not go as far as it mce did. "The 1948 drive was the most successful we have ever had. How ever, previous drives this year lave met with little luck. We hope hat this drive will be a success." Sponsors of the drive are the nembers of Alpha Phi Omega, na ional service fraternity. Virgil [Ticker, president of the fraternity, s coordinating the project. Frosh Express Party Platforms AGS Gitner, Hillard Advocate Four Point Plank Through a truly representative ■ elected freshman board, acting as an advisory body, advocates of the AGS freshman candidates, Bob Gitner and Shirley Hillard, yester day stated that they would sup port: Active participation of all fresh men. Gigantic frosh picnics and mix ers. Successful frosh class meetings. “This representative group would be selected from all parties and or ganizations,” Gitner stated when interviewed after yesterday’s meeting. “It will plan the meetings, social functions, and varied activ ities for the freshman class, to give interested live-wire freshman a chance to break into activities, be ginning right at home in their class functions.” Qualifications In nominating Gitner, Bob Cham bers, freshman liberal arts, listed his candidate’s qualifications yes terday. “In high school, Bob served as vice president and secretary of the boys’ student organization. He was a member of the board of control and president of the boys’ service group; he lettered in basketball, football, and track. “In one term at the University, he has piled up a fine record of ac tivities, serving on committees for the Homecoming bonfire, dance en tertainment, and minstrel show; the WSSF drive, and is now ser ving as a member of the promotion committee for Dads’ Day. Those who know him well respect him: he is vice president of his pledge class. Student Government “The trend here at Oregon is toward student government. Bob plans to have well-organized fresh man meetings, which have been in frequent in the past, and organize a freshman representative govern ment. "Among Bob’s own suggestions have been a freshman spring pic nic, freshman mixers, and tradition (Please turn to page eight) Two-Party Race Evident Freshman nominations assembly was held yesterday in Chapman hall, at which time four candidates—Bob Gitner and Nancy Hillard (AGS), and John Chaney and Virginia Wright (USA)—were nominated. No ISA candidates were nominated for the election, which will take place bn Wednesday. Both the AGS and USA candidates had been named previously in party caucuses. Elections, which will take place at the YMCA, will begin at 8 a. m. Wednesday. The polls will close at 6 p. m. of the same day. Campus hon oraries are at present being contacted to serve at the polling place. JOHN CHANEY, left, and his running mate, Virginia Wright rep resent the USA party in the forthcoming freshman elections. BOB GITNER, left, and Shirley Hillard will run on the AGS ticket in next week’s freshman elections. USA Chaney, Wright Call for Strong Frosh Program Departure from the “one-sided philosophy of student government now practiced” was the principal plank in USA's,frosh election plat form as presented in the nominating assembly yesterday. John Chaney, Nestor Hall, was nominated for USA's first-position :andidacy by Bob Funk, Virginia Wright, second-place candidate, vas nominated by Rosemary Beat -y In a three-point platform, United Students Association speakers ad vocated first the establishment of a freshman council, which would con sist of elected members from all iving organizations. Secondly, USA proposed a class picnic to be given sometime during spring term. As Jie final point, freshman speakers outlined a plan for fund-raising ■nixers to be given on open week ;nds. Nominee Chaney, a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Portland, is a member of the frosh basketball squad and also maintains a grade point average in excess of three point. At high school, Chaney was a two-year letterman in both baseball and basketball. He was president of the Letterman’s Club. Hi-Y, Torch Y, Optimists Club, and Chairman of the dance committee. For two years he was a member of the honor soci ety. Miss Wright, who comes from Grant Hi in Portland, lists the Girls' League presidency at the head of her activity list. She was Senior Girls' vice-president, junior YWCA vice-president, and active in vari ous other school organizations. Many Activities At Oregon, Miss Wright is treas urer of the YWCA freshman com mission, a member of the Oregon business staff, an active Wesley house member, UO symposium team affiliate, and has served in co operation with Kwama and Phi The ta. Her GPA is at present 3.86. USA speakers at the assembly chose "government based not on Greek-Independent lines but on is (Please turn to paye ciyht) ' I ot Top Music By Heider Orchestra Tonight's Formal Ball In McArthur Court Features 49er Theme Wally Heider and his orches tra will play for a Forty-niner bedecked Senior Ball beginning at 9 p. m. tonight at McArthur court. Sponsored by the senior class, the all-campus dance is tradi tionally formal. Tickets will be on sale at the dance for $2.40, Tick et Chairman Janet Beigal said yes terday. Since dancing- capacity is stipu lated by fire regulations, a limited number of tickets will be sold. Druids, junior men’s honorary, will tap three members during in termission to fill their ranks. Dance Decorations Decorations for the dance have been designed by Hans Wold, vice president of the senior class. They contrast conditions and events of the gold-rush days with present life on the campus. Mike Madden, who has charge of programs, announced that they will carry out the same theme. Patrons and patronesses will be Chancellor and Mrs. Paul C. Packer', President and Mrs. Harry K. New burn, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pallettc, Mr. and Mrs. Donald DuShane, Mr*, and Mrs. J. Alan Wickham, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil S. Fogdall, Mr. and Mry. Clifford L. Constance, Mr. and' Mrs. Ray Hawk, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon L. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney W. Little, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford F. Weigle, and Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Schleicher. An Old Hand Wally Heider and his orchestra have recently played for such col lege dances as the Junior Prom at California, the Soph Drag at the University of San Francisco, the St. Mary’s College Junior Ball, and Stanford's annual Row Ex Corn Ball. They have been featured at the Terrace room of the Fairmont hotel. Patty Pritchard, vocalist with the band, has sung with Ted Weems and Raymond Scott. The band also fea tures first trumpet Andy Peele, who has just returned to the coast from. New York. Arrangements are a specialty of the musicians, seven of them being ai rangers. Robin Arklcy, president of the senior class, is general chairman of the event. He is assisted by Hans Wold, Janet Bcigal, Bernice Rob erts, Mike Madden, Mike Mitchell, Anne Woodworth, Boboiee Brophy, and June Goctze. Huddle Time Returns to Air Webfodt Huddle Time will re turn to the air Monday, January 24, over KOAC and KASH after an absence last week due to the Ore gon basketball games. Bill Strat ton and Bob Roberts have tentative plans to interview John Warren and one of the basketball playera on their return from Seattle. Following will be a half hour of music presented by two members from the music school. Dean Victor P. Morris of the school of business administration will also give hia regular commentary.