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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1949)
Weather . . .
* Increasing cloudiness with little
temperature change. High will be
RED CROSS drive starts Monday.
Kickoff radio program will be
broadcast Monday at 6:30 p. m.
Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1049
Student Views on Millrace Presented
. ASUO President Bob Allen met
yesterday with Thomas I. Chap
man, partner in Koke-Chapman
j,, company, to present the student
point-of-view on the Millrace con
- Koke-Chapman, which had
been filling the race on Broad
way, have at least temporarily
* suspended operations after pro
, tests had been made by various
According to Chapman, his in
terests lie with the restoration of
the race. He does not feel that the
filling in of the race adjacent to
his property would block restor
However, Bob Allen stated that
“If Koke-Chapman isn’t stopped,
then other property owners up
and down the Millrace will also
be able to fill in. Koke-Chapman
must be stopped if the race is to
Allen explained that students
must work through some agency
on the controversy, and that the
Millrace association, already es
tablished, is the logical agent.
Living organizations located on
the race have long been active in
the association, and have repre
sented campus opinion in associa
Points to Poor Planning
“This entire situation stems
from poor planning on the part of
the city,’’ Allen declared. “The
Millrace was originally meant for
a civic park; however, no plan
ning or stops were taken in this
direction. The park blocks down
town are not city property, for
the most part, but belong to the
Allen said that if some definite
steps are not taken to guard the
future of the Millracc, there will
be no city parks whatsoever in
Eugene in the future.
Key to The Future
“While the Koke-Chapman
property is only a small portion
of the race,” Allen noted, “It is
the key to the entire situation.
In addition, it is the part of the
Millrace which is most accessible
to the public, and should be set
aside for park purposes."
As a result of yesterday’s
meeting. Chapman said that he
would take the matter "into con
sideration,” and confer with
Koke. Also attending the meeting
were Keith Fennell, Millrace as
sociation officer, and D. T. Bayly,
Move to New Territory...
Line, Backfield Coaches Quit
As Head Coach;
Zazula to Assist
By Larry Lau
Oregon line coach Dick Mil
ler and backfield coach Frank
Zazula have accepted positions
as head coach and assistant
coach at the University of
North Dakota. First word of
the move came Thursday even
^ jng from an Associated Press
story originating in North Da
Athletic Director Leo Harris said
he knew that Miller was interested
in the position and that the Athlet
'' Sc Department had released him
-r from duties to make the trip. He in
r- dicated however that Zazula’s move
has come as somewhat of a sur
The Associated Press story did
not say what salaries the two men
will receive at North Dakota Uni
versity. Both received approximate
; ly $4500. at Oregon.
* Given High Praise
“Both men have done a splendid
P coaching job while here, and we
! wish them every luck in the world,”
I Harris said. “We always have trou
•_ hie retaining top flight assistants,”
Ihe added. Harris revealed that the
Athletic Department has not yet re
l ceived their formal resignations.
| Informed sources said head coach
p Jim Aiken, was aware that Miller
was considering the position, but
that he too was surprised that Za
zula had also accepted. At present,
, Aiken is on tour with Alumni di
rector Les Anderson. The two men
have been meeting with various
* alumni groups in southern Califor
Queetioned concerning replace
ments, Harris said that the selec
■" tion of new assistant coaches would
be made upon Aiken’s recommenda
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Premature Spring Causes Cuts,
Convertibles, Golf, and Tennis
By Walter Dodd
Spring fever is busting cut all over. The roar of convertibles
beneath a shining sun, the clicking of golf balls, the swishing of
■ tennis rackets, all show that Oregon is turning her head towards
the out of doors.
Some 75 students attempted to use the two tennis courts which
have nets strung. The tennis cours will not officially open for better
than a month from now, March 28.
Laurelwood and Oakway golf courses reported tnat they were
fairly busy both Thursday and Friday afternoon. Today a rush, busi
ness is expected if the weather holds good.
Some 100 men were warming up in front of the vets’ dorm in an
ticipation of the coming baseball season. The Phi Delts installed a
basketball hoop on the street corner.
On the other side of the ledger, class attendance has taken a no
ticeable drop. Approximately one-third of the students were absent
from Assistant Professor Dean’s political theory class yesterday after
noon. Dr. R. D. Millican reported a 25 per cent drop in his afternoon
Luncheon, Tea Highlight
YWCA International Festival activities will begin at noon to
day with a luncheon at the Eugene hotel, featuring a talk by G.
Bernhard Fedde, former overseas worker in Germany for the
American Friends Service.
Slides taken by Fedde, an Oregon graduate, while in Germany
will be shown to illustrate his talk on "Harvest and New Seed.”
Also included in the luncheon program will be a vocal presenta
non Dy Alary Margaret Unn
dore, senior in music.
Gerlinger’s Alumni hall will
be the scene for a silver tea to
be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p. m.
Foreign students from Oregon
colleges, as well as Oregon high
school delegates to the IRC
conference will be guests.
Freshman Y commissions, work
ing under the general Festival
theme, “Citizens of the World,” will
present entertainment depicting
four foreign countries, Norway,
Mexico, Russia, and the Philippine
Islands, at the tea.
Two national holidays, Norway’s
Midsummer Night Festival and
Mexican Independence Day, will be
celebrated with song and dance by
two of the brightly costumed
groups. Russian and Philippine dan
ces will also be given.
Of special interest will be a Phil
ippine number, the “Bamboo Dan
ce,” performed by Pelys Corcuera,
12 noon—Luncheon, Eugene hotel
2:30 — Registration of guests—
2:30 to 4:30—Festival program
and tea—Alumni hall, Gerlinger.
graduate student from the Philip
pines. During the last war Felys us
ed this dance in espionage work
against the Japanese.
Former Oregon students Barbara
Borrevik, last year's WAA presi
dent, will announce the program.
Miss Ethel Mitchell, Zeta Tau Al
pha housemother, and Mrs. Dull,
wife of Assistant Professor P. S.
Dull, will pour at the tea. Both are
members of the YWCA advisory
Student Fee Raise
News that student fees for build
ing purposes might be raised was
declared a “mis-statement” by
Comptroller H. A. Bork.
Bork said students now pay $15
yearly for building fees and the
measure signed Tuesday by Gover
nor Douglas McKay simply pro
vided that the same amount would
be maintained should the Univer
sity or Oregon State College
change to the semester system.
Under serious consideration arc
plans for a system of faculty rat
ing by students, with ASUO offi
cials hoping to have the plan ready
for operation by this spring term.
Student body president Bob Al
len stated yesterday that he plans
to appoint a committee of seniors
to handle the mechanics of the pro
gram early next week. The execu
tive council has already approved
"The committee will be com
posed of seniors because they are
more familiar with the campus
and professors," Allen explained.
“Weil try to choose nobody who
has an axe to grind, because this
thing must be completely objec
Advantages of the plan, accord
ing to Allen, include aid to the ad
ministration and the professors
“Deans and heads of departments
seldom hear the good things about
the professors under them,” Allen
said. “They hear an oecasional
gripe, but seldom bouquets for the
“Under the rating system a pro
fessor who is doing a good job
from the student viewpoint will
receive his reward in the acclam
ation of his students.
“I also think that many profes
sors wonder what the students
really think of the way they are
teaching their courses. Through a
rating system these professors
may actually be aided by having
their weaknesses pointed out, so
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Tonight at 9 in McArthur court,
the annual all-campus Military Ball
will get into full swing, to the
strains of Jerry Van Hoomissen
and his orchestra. Tickets for the
dance may be purchased at the
doors this evenings.
An added attraction of the ball
will be the crowning of the Little
Colonel just before intermission,
which is around 10:30. The girl re
ceiving the award will be chosen
by vote, with ballots being cast at
the dance. Each ticket, costing
$2.50, allows the owner and his
date one vote apiece.
The nine candidates for Little
Colonel are: Georgianne Balaam,
Lois Ann Haegel, Pat Husband, Jo
Ann Jarvis, Marilec McFarland,
Mary Sexton, Roberta Tussing,
Gay Williams, and Beverly Zam
The dance, sponsored and decor
ated by the University military
I honorary, Scabbard and Blade, has
its theme, centering around the
United Nations. Veterans and
ROTC students, so desiring, may
wear their uniforms to the affair.
I Otherwise dress is formal. Flow
| ers are not in order.
Van Hoomissen's music is keyed
to give those attending thorough
ly danceable music and entertain
ment as well. Composed of 12 musi
cians, it is one of the few bands in
the West featuring a French horn
and bassoon. John Wiatt, of the
group, is considered one of the
outstanding French horn players in
Another comparatively new in
strument in the Van Hoomissen set
is the Celeste, played by Dale
Brown. Similar in appearanc to a
small portable organ, the Celeste
gives the tonal effect similar to
bells or a music box.
Originally a French instrument,
dance bands, in recent years, have
begun to employ its use. But be
cause the Celeste is difficult to
transport and so highly priced,
it is still a rare sight and sound to
the dancing public.
For the past nine years Van
Hoomissen and his orchestra have
been appearing at McElroys new
ballroom in Portland, and broad
casting over NBC.