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THAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT ....
Further dampening of the earth below
By clouds releasing more rain and snow.
The mercury will stop at 38.
In the middle of February, spring is too late.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1949
Weekend Plans Complete for Dads' Day
Boyle Sympathies Bypass Extinction of Practical Joker
By Hal Boyle
NEW YORK — (AP)—There’s
a fellow missing from the contem
But there s
some doubt if!
very many peo
ple miss him
much. The fellow
I’m talking about
is the big "ha-ha’
man of yesterday
—t h e Practical
came of him ?
Down what lost
manhole has time drained him—
the fellow who believed in “any
thing for a laugh?” Whatever be
came of his bag of stale tricks?
You remember him ? He was the
fellow who called you on the phone
and said, “hold the line a minute."
Exactly 60 seconds later he'd ask
sweetly, "well, did you catch any
thing?" Then he'd bang the receiv
er in your outraged par.
Yes, he was some prankster—
die Practical Joker. At the office
le’d leave a faked summons from
die boss in your typewriter. He’d
lave his girl friend write a mash
poor fellow was dragged into this
letter to your home signed "with
all my love, Molly.” He was the
fellow who annonymously advised
30 different life insurance sales
men you wanted to buy a policy.
And he saw that they all called on
you at the same hour.
In the old days he carried a load
ed cigar in his pocket. He also had
some kitchen matches to give you
the hotfoot. If a bum asked him
for a coin to buy a cup of coffee,
the Practical Joker always man
aged to have a Canadian dime
ready to drop into his hand. When
somebody on the pan. And a gen
lie threw a party, he slipped you a
glass with a hole near the top—so
the drink dripped all over your new
What a card! What a character!
There was nothing that was too
much trouble for the old-fashioned
Practical Joker. He worked harder
to win a horse laugh than an or
dinary man would to earn a pen
One joker went to the trouble of
building an upside down hangover
in his home. When a guest became
intoxicated and passed out, me
room and draped around a chande
lier sticking up from the floor.
Well, somewhere along the way
that kind of nonsense went out.
There was no widespread rebellion
among the victims of the Practical
Jokers. But somehow his jokes, by
and large, just quit being funney.
The loaded cigar and the hotfoot
became obsolete. People still like
to laugh. But today they want to
laugh together more than they
want to laugh at each other.
The trouble with the Practical
.loaer was tnat no usually pm
oration Uiat has weathered a ma.
jor depression and two world war?
probably just got tired ot seeing
anybody on the pan. It ceased tc
The world has grown up 'loo
much to enjoy the cruel and hurt
ful practical jokes of the past.
When the last practical joker is
buried, it would be pleasant to put
him under a nice tombstone bear
ing this epitaph:
"Having wonderful time. Wish
you were here.”
Portland Papers Still Publish
To Stalin's Offer
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 —
(AP)—President Truman said
positively today that this gov
ernment won’t spurn the Unit
ed Nations for separate talks
with Russia or any other coun
Mr. Truman told a, nows confer
ence that Secretary of State Dean
Acheson's detailed rejection of
Prime. -Minister* Sltsliri’s rnrtirorf
Asked if this nation would meet
with other powers outside the UN,
Mr. Truman replied flatly that it
Mr. Truman recalled that he had
given the Soviet premier an invita
tion to Washington at the Pots
dam conference. He said he is will
ing to see him here any time.
But he made it clear that there
would be no ignoring the United
Nations in any discussion that
might result from such a meeting
He was asked about Acheson’s
analysis of the Stalin interview in
which the secretary of state em
phasized we would not talk with
Russia about matters concerning
other nations. Mr. Truman said he
thought that the Stalin statements
were completely and fairly an
swered by Acheson and that no fur
ther statement is needed.
What if Stalin would be willing
to come as far as Alaska? Mr.
Truman’s answer was lost in the
“Did you say Nome?” the re -
porter asked. Mr. Truman chuck
led and said he didn't answer.
Other news conference develop
1. rne preicienc said uenerai Lu
cius Clay would remain in control
or American military government
This was prompted by a question
whether he planned to transfer
control of administration in the
American zone to the state depart
2. Mr. Truman hopes that no
agencies of the government are ex
empted from reorganization au
thority which he has asked of con
A reporter told him there were
moves on foot to write a hands-off
order into the pending bill to pre
vent his dealing with the Interstate
Commerce commission, the Feder
al Trade commission and other bu
. The farm crisis in the west
brought about by repeated winter
storms blocking feed for livestock
is well on its way to being solved
if we don't get any more storms,
Mir Truman said.
4. He announced appointment of
former Gov. Mon C. Wallgren of
Washington as chairman of the
National Resources Security board,
a $14,000 a year position. Wall
gren is a close friend and political
5. Mr. Truman was asked if he
favored a national day of prayei
for peace and stricken parts of thf
world. He said he thinks it ought tc
be done every day, not necessarily
any one special day.
Secret of M/ss
Her identity is a secret, but The
ta Sigma Phi’s Miss Vogue of 1949
is one of the six finalists whose
names are listed below.
The coeds were chosen yester
day from 26 women who passed
before contest judges. Miss Vogue,
will lt« introduced at the women’s
journalism fraternity’s annual sil
ver tea next Thursday.
Her full page picture will be in
the 1949 Oregana.
Finalists are Joan Carr, Pi Beta
! Theta; Elaine Nemerovsky, Alpha
Omicron Pi; and Elaine Sherwood,
j Gamma IMfit Beta.
Schleicher to Lead
Dr. C. P. Sleicher, professor of
political science, will lead the con
versation hour at Friendly house
today at 8 p. m. “Recent Trends in
United States Foreign Policy" will
be his topic.
At „7 o’clock a recorded concert
will feature the music of Beethoven.
Roy Andrews will furnish the rec
A cosmopolitan party will begin
at 9 p. m.
All students are invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served and'
the entertainment will include
games and dancing.
King of Hearts
Last night six finalists for the
King of Hearts were chosen at Ger
linger Alumni hall. A committee
composed of three campus queens,
four committee chairman, and two
faculty members selected the six
men on their looks and personality.
Finalists include: Bob Chambers,
Don Farnum, Bill Gorman, Russ
Haehl, Charles Rufner, Ken gee
borg, Jerry Smith.
Girls who buy tickets to the
Heart Hop will be entitled to vote
next week in the Co-op for one of
these men. The winner of the con
test will be crowned at the pro
gressive dance on Friday evening,
Assisting Anne Case and Mar
garet Edwards, Co-chairmen of the
King of Hearts selection, are com
mittee heads Carol Udy, contact;
Barbara Hamilton, arrangements;
Glenna Hurst, voting; Shirley Pot
ter, booth; and Beverley Miller,
WAA Play Day
Mary Stadelman, Pat Mounts
and Janice Neeley have been cho
sen general chairmen for Play Day.
annual YVAA event, which will be
; held April 2.
Girls from high schools through
1 out Oregon will attend. They will
| participate in such games as bad
minton. tennis, volleyball, softball
swimming and squar e dancing.
Other chairmen for Playdav com
[ mittees will be chosen later.
On Job Despite
PORTLAND, Feb. 3 (AP)—
The presses of the two metro
politan newspapers here con
tinued rolling today, despite the
expiration of a strike deadline
at 9 :30 o'clock last night.
Press crews, who have dead
locked with management over
wag(^ demands, reported to work
at boil, the Journal and the Orc
. irnninw + ,.,1 „ * th, 'C
: of the publisher , and the union was
set for 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.
Ray Summers, vice-president of
the AFL Web Pressmen’s union
and chairman of the scale commit
tee, said the men would continue
to work “until further notice."
U. S. Conciliator Guy V. Lintner
offered mediation in the dispute,
but no meeting was held today. An
arbitration attempt blew up when
management rejected the union’s
proposed method of selecting the
Management said the pressmen
seek pay raises of $22.50 a week
for day work and $26.25 a week for
night work; shortening of the day
shift to 7 hours and the night shift
to 6 hours; three weeks vacation;
and a publisher-financed pension
Graves is Prexy
Of Alpha Phi O
Brian Graves, chairman of the
recent March of Dimes drive, was
elected president of Alpha Phi
Omega, national service fraternity,
He replaces Virgil Tucker. Tuck
er was re-elected as prexy at the
beginning of winter term,
Alpha Phi Omega is currently
selling leather-bound, University
of Oregon calendars in conjunc
tion with Kwama and Skull and
Dagger. Profits will be donated to
the Student Union building fund.
1 “DAD” MURPHY AND HIS ASSISTANTS, Donna Mary Brennan, Carolyn Parker Georgia Ober
teuffer, and Barbara Metcalf have gotten out the old "Model-T” and will fight wind, snow and sleet
hurrying to Eugene to Register for Dads' Day. All Dads are urged to get in the registration I in early
to avoid last minute rush.
By U of O Health Service
By Bill Clothier
The University of Oregon Health
service has a medical counterpart
of the FBI.
This section is maintained for
the apprehension of "mycobacteri
um tuberculosis,” an onery little
critter who belongs to the family
of communicable disease, and is
one of man’s most hated enemies.
Though “Mike” is a skilled fifth
columnist in the state of good
health, he cannot escape detection
if he tries to enter the U. of O.
Probably everyone recalls his
first visit to the Health Service
building last fall, when he stood in
front of a weird contraption called
an X-ray machine and had his chest
photographed. For most students
a subsequent negative report
stilled their vague uneasiness. But
for a few others it confirmed their
According to Miss Berna Mac
Donald, secretary to Dr. Miller,
three students had lung lesions of
a mild degree. Such spots do not
definitely indicate the person has
To Rule Dad's Day
Winner of the Dad’s day hostess contest is Pat Metcalf
Chase, graduate of ’47. who will be introduced at tonight’s bas
ketball game during half-time.
Judges selected the former Junior weekend queen as the vet
eran’s wife with the personality and charm most appealing to
Mrs. Chase will be presented to visiting Dads at their special
A mother of eight months,
the winning hostess saw mem
bership in Kwama, Phi Theta
L'psilon and Mortar Board hon
oraries during her college days.
She was also tapped for Phi Beta,
national music and drama honor
ary, and her name appeared re
peatedly on the honor roll.
The 5-foot 2-inch hostess bus
ies herself with teaching piano, fix
i ing her home in Amazon flats, and
caring tor son uavid, who is at
present cutting teeth.
Music major Pat Metcalf became
the wife of music major Lowell
Chase two and a half years ago.
Chase is a senior in voice.
Judges of the contest were Dr.
L. F. Beck of the psychology de
partment, Golda P. Wickham, di
rector of women's affairs, and Mar
vin Rasmussen, vice president oi
Two years ago Mrs. Ben Hol
comb officiated as Dads' day host
ess. No contest was held last year
tuberculosis, but point toward its
possibility. One prospective student
had TB in an advanced stage and
was not permitted to enter the Uni
versity. In such cases the student
is advised to seek a climate more
suitable to his condition.
Operation TB is directed by Dr.
Hayes, under the overall supervi
sion of Dr. Miller, director of the
Health Service. The chest X-rays
are sent to the Portland office and
carefully examined for lesion spots
on the lunfcs. Such spots may mark
the TB trail. If they are found the
student is notified by the health
When the symptoms are mild,
and not specifically identified as
tuberculosis, the suspect is advisee
to get plenty of rest and to abstair
from smoking and drinking. His
name is placed on a recall list and
he reports to the health service foi
frequent examinations. This list is
active for one year and at the end
of that period, if no improvement
is shown, the student’s registration
is canceled. It may be canceled at
any time if the presence of tubercu
losis is definitely established.
Miss MacDonald stated that ovei
1500 chest X-rays were taken last
fall. She added that there are some
new students and transferees this
term who have not yet reported foi
their X-rays, and she suggests the\
contact the health service at once
Of Dads' Events
Scheduled for 12
Special living organization lunch
eons have been arranged for fath
ers unable to obtain Dads' day
luncheon tickets, announced Sally
Waller, hospitality chairman.
The plan is for the fathers to
eat in their son’s or daughters liv
ing organization and then listen to
the radio broadcast of the program
from John Straub hall. In this way,
pointed out Karl W. Onthank, Ore
gon Dads’ executive secretary, the
fathers will not miss any of the
Tt will have the added advantage
At 8 Tonite
By Barbara Hollands
UO’s Guild Theater curtain
goes up at 8 tonight on the
Broadway-renowned play “The
Described as a non-realistic
memory drama the production
is remarkable for its unconven
tional techniques of presenta
Tennessee Williams, author
of the play and of the more recant
hit, “A Streetcar Named Desire,”
has based the drama upon situa
tions in his own life.
When he was a boy his family
faced a dark, dreary alley that Wil
liams has never forgotten. He anc
lived in a St. Louis tenement, whicl
his sister dubbed it “Death Valley,’
because dogs would often capturi
cats there, and tear them to pieces
His sister had a sad, shadowy
j little room that looked out on tht
■. — iJ ' * 1
i o<’ .sis feiass animals and sk> th*
title. "The* Glass Mena rie,” ant
the character Laura, who is por
trayed by Mary Esther Brock.
As the curtains open tonight, the
audience will see William's St.Louis
apartment, its fire-escape entrance,
and the alley itself, and will heal
him, in the person of Tom, tell the
beautiful, fragile story that is "The
Tom, a poet who works in a ware
house for $65 a month, is played by
Lewis Vogler. The leading role of
the mother, Amanda, is portrayed
by Gerry Hettinger, and Don Dim
ick is cast as the “gentleman cal
The drama, which will play
through February 12, deals with in
dividuals trapped by circumstances,
and their need for understanding,
tenderness, and fortitude.
What’re they up to in Grant:
“Slumber Parties in Full Swing:
Weddings Prevail in January.”
—Headline from Grants Pas:
high school scroll February 1, 1949
' of not separating fathers and stu*
dents for the luncheon.
The complete plan is explained
in the following letter postscript
drafted by the Dad's day commit
tee. This postscript is an addition
to the letter sent with luncheon
ticket orders that had to be re
turned for lack of seating capacity,
for lack of seating capacity.
The Students Dads’ Day commit
tee has arranged for dads unable
to get tickets for the luncheon
meeting to be entertained at lunch
eon in the various students’ living
organizations in which sons and
Luncheon will be served and the
luncheon program at Straub hall
heard by radio (KOAC), almost as
well as by those in the far corners
of the Straub dining room. Ar
rangements, which sons and daugh
ters will learn about from local an
nouncements, will be made for
those whose sons and daughters
are not in living organizations or
live in one of the units of Straub
hall and so were displaced from
that dining room.
So by all means come!—as you
planned to. You will miss very lit
tle of the day's program and we
guarantee you a good time. (Next
year wc hope to be in the new Stu
dent Union and have plenty ot fin
ing room space for all.)
Dads day registration will be
Saturday from 9:00 a. m. until noon
and from 1 p. m. until 5 p. m. Dads
may register at Johnson hall and |
in the lobbies of the Eugene and
Alex Murphy, registration rh*ir
man, requests that as many Da JU
as possible be registered in the
morning to prevent crowding of the
^oiiafynHnn hanth? i" U
! Saturday's Dad’s day program 1
will be as follows:
10 a. m, r Executive copimittee
meetin. Office of the President,
Johnson hall. *
12 noon. Annual Dads day lunch
eon, John Straub hall. Dads club
president Ernest Haycox will pre
side. Chancellor Paul Packer will
address the Dads.
2:15 p. m. Annual business meet
ing of Oregon Dads, University the
ater, Johnson hall. Election of ex
2:30 Campus open house, tour of
new campus construction.
6 p. m. Dinner with sons and
daughters at campus living organi
8 p. m. Oregon-Washington bas
ketball game, McAithur court.
Dads may purchase tickets for
game at registration places. At
tendance and sign contest awards
will be made at halftime.
8 p. m. University theater pro
duction of The Glass Menagerie by
Tennessee Williams, University
11 a. m. Dads day services in Eu
1 p. m. Dinner with sons and
Students Find Science Approach Isn't Needed
By Dean Pass
“From now on we will not go
jumping to conclusions," Universi
ty of Oregon geology students are
promising themselves now. On their
field trip to the coast this weekend
what looked like a scientific discov
ery turned out to be just a case of
not using the scientific approach.
That's what student Rod K. Wil
liams had to say about their find at
Bayocean last Saturday.
On Bayocean beach some speci
mens of rock were found which no
one could identify. At first they
seemed to be pieces of limestone
with large pieces of conglomeiate
rock mixed in. It wasn’t until Sun
day, said Williams, that they were
found to be pieces of cement.
At 8 a. m. Saturday, 80 students
in general geology laboratory sec
tions, directed by Dr. Lloyd W.
Staples and Dr. Ewart M. Baldwin,
left on two chartered Greyhound
buses for a field trip to the coast.
Miss Harriet W. Thompson, for
merly of the physical education de
partment went along as chaperone.
Principal stops were at Tilla
mook, Bayocean (the little coastal
town that is being washed away by
the ocean), and Neskowin. Other
stops were made along the high
way, including a stop at the Devil's
The highlight of the trip, Dr.
Staples said, was the visit Saturday
night to the private laboratory of
Miss Ruth Coats in Tillamook. Miss
Coats is part owner of the Tilla
mook Lumber Company, and stud
ies geology at a hobby. She is an ex
pert in her field, Dr. Staples said,
and has one of the best-equipped
private geological laboratories on
the west coast.
Saturday night was spent at the
Tillamook hotel and the party was
due to start from there at 7:30 Sun
day morning. But just as the buses
were ready to leave it was found
that one man was missing. He was
located in his room, still asleep.
This trip was different from the
ones made in previous years, Dr.
Staples said. The weather was good
all the way, though snow had to be
brushed off some of the formations
studied. On the way back to Eu
gene, the bus drivers took an inter
est in geology, too, and were heard
discussing how to tell whether or
not an outcrop faced up or down.
GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP experts demonstrate what their expectations
are all about. From left to right, Tom Fear, Joan Dodson, and Betty
Brown. The other fellow could not be identified.