d* Coming Back to Oregon I CRUISING DOWN the millrace on any old afternoon. Scenes like this may become familiar 'to Oregon students next year when water is expected to run through, the millrace again. I j MMM i 'll' I'l i III III.III! . . "TREES REFLECT in the water of the pre-flood millrace near the Chi Psi lodge. Contributions are being accepted from students to .add to the millrace fund. Final Plans for Student [Traffic Court Approved s A special meeting of the ASUO -executive council last night ap proved the final draft for the pro jected student traffic court. The court will handle student .traffic violations on campus | through a student tribunal. The tribunal will imposed fixed fines .for various traffic offenses. Back ing the decision of the court will b'e the ASUO, office of student af "fairs, and the campus and city po (-lice. - Applicants for seats on the tri bunal were interviewed by the "council, those chosen being Carl Davis, senior member; Dick Nee ly, junior member; and Steve Church, sophomore. They will spend the remainder af the year setting up an operat ing court. Next year the court will meet at least one evening a week to hear cases. Under the present -system, violators must be handled through the office of student af fairs, which has proved less than satisfactory. As has been the case in the past, the campus police will be the en forcement agency for the court. Progress reports on two major council projects were heard at last night’s meeting. A report on the revival of the Ore-Nter, freshman orientation publication, was given by Olga Yevtich, co-editor of the publica tion. Miss Yevtich indicated that the financial situation of the Ore Nter is quite satisfactory, funds being solicited from several cam pus organizations. The copy for the 1949 edition is being written by Theta Sigma Phi, women’s pro fessional journalism fraternity. Laura Olson, chairman of the fac ulty-rating committee, gave an account of the progress of that or (Please turn to page seven) Latest Plan to Restore Millrace The lid ia off! Beginning today, the campus drive for the dear old millrace starts headlong for the finish on May 7. By that date, Chairman Warren Davis hopes to have pledges for $3500 from students to lay on the line before the city fath ers. And it will be practically pain less-, Davis said. You don’t have to put up a cent in hard, ready cash. Here’s how it will be done: Stu dents will be asked to pledge whatever remains in their break age fees, which are already paid into the registrar’s office. It will be just like deductions for income tax, except that the deduction will have already been made. Any amount more tnan $3500 will be put into an earmarked fund for improvement of college i property around the Anchorage. HERE’S HOW Cost of restoration . $50,000 .20,000 City bonds City cash . 5,000 $25,000 Total The Mlllrace association and other groups have agreed to match the city’s funds as fol lows : Student body, U. of O..3,500 j Alumni, U. of 0. 4,000 I Millrace fraternities . 4,500 j Millrace association and citi zens of Eugene.. 13,000 All cash for the restoration pro ject must be in by May 15. The | alumni appeal is out, with returns Total.$25,000 expected to total $4000. Fraterni ties have pledged $4500 as contri butions separate from the general student body fund, and some of this has already been paid in. Miost of the Millrace associa tion’s pledges, totaling $13,000. tiave also been paid in. “Get the Millrace Back” should be the theme of this year's Junior weekend float parade, Davis said ‘The benefits from the restored millrace will accrue to the whole student body, not just those lucky mea who live along its banks. The historic canoe fetes were partici pated in by the whole campus, and :he people of Eugene got a vicar ous pleasure from the float pa rade, which was the piece de re stance of many past Junior week :nds.” Comic Operas Open Tonight At Music School Auditorium i Two Student Houses Burglarized; Students Report $73.50 Stolen Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and an off-campus rooming house oc cupied by University students, at 893 East 11th avenue, were burglar ized early Sunday morning and a total of $73.50 taken, according to Eugene police. An intruder entered the fraternity between 4 and 6 a.m. Sunday and went through individual wallets while students slept on he sleping porch, Irv Steinbock, house president, reported. The theft amounted to $37.50. The rooming house was entered sometime after 3 a.m. and $36 stolen from wallets. Neither house reported anything except money taken. Wrist watches and pens were untouched although some were lying on students’ desks. These were the only two burglaries of living organizations reported to police. They were uncertain of any connection between the two. Chandler Beall's Book Published at Oregon World students of literature will soon receive the first issue of “Com parative Literature,” a quarterly journal written by outstanding American and foreign scholars and' edited by Chandler B. Beall, profes sor of R'omanee languages at the University. The University Press is publisher. According to Prof. Beall, the quarterly will be concerned primar ily with the analysis and evaluation of literature. In addition to original articles, it will carry substantial re views of current books dealing with literary scholarship, theory, and criticism. "Comparative Literature,” ad dresses itself to those interested in an international view of move ments, periods, styles, and criti cism, without the boundaries of a single language. The initial publi cation contains articles written in English, German, Italian, and French. There will be future ar ticles by Spanish, Hungarian, Irish and Canadian scholars. Correspondence concerning sub scriptions, which are $3.50 per year, should be addressed to the Univer sity of Oregon Publications. Three copies of the journal are in the li brary. Prof. Beall’s associate editor is Prof. Werner P. Friederich of the University of North Carolina. On the editorial board are Profs. Harry Levin, harvard University; Helmut Hatzfeld, Catholic University of America; Victor Lange, Cornell University; Austin Warren, Uni versity of Michigan; and Rene Wel lek, Yale University. Tonight at 8:15 marks the open ing of the music school’s three night run of three comic operas, “The Maid as Mistress’’ by Pergo lesi, “There and Back” by Minde mith, and “The Telephone” by Me notti, at the music school auditor ium. Tickets for the nightly perform ances may be purchased for $1.20 each, including tax, in the Co-op from 9 to 1 and in Millers from 11 to 2. Wayne Sherwood, baritone, is cast as Pondolfo, an elderly doc tor, in “The Maid as Mistress.” Treva Rice, soprano, plays the part of Zerbina, the maid who falls in love with Pondolfo. Tenor Elden Penntila plays the male comic part of Capin. Pergolesi’s opera, which is the only one of the three performed in, costume, was written in the early 17003. The other two have been produced within the last 25 years. Seven students are cast in “There and Back.” The female lead of Helene is portrayed by Dorothy Gangnath, soprano, with Lowell Chase, tenor, playing op posite her as Robert, her hus band. Taking the part of celestial am bassador is Tenor William Smith, with Robert Roberts and William Putnam, baritones, playing the doctor and interne, respectively. Sue Judde, as Aunt Emma, re mains silent throughout the opera. She only sits, sneezes, and knits. The maid, portrayed by Jean Young, has a speaking part. Two students, Claire Lewis, so prano, and Jim McMullen, bari tone, comprise the cast of “The Telephone.” Claire plays the part of Lucy, and Jim that of Ben, who is trying to ask Lucy to marry him. v Producer of the series of operas (Please turn to page seven) Straight Dope on Law(st) Weekend Quiet halls and studious atmos phere returned to Fenton hall Monday morning after Saturday’s annual “Law-st” weekend. The drizzle of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the lawyers Saturday as they hailed their new ruler, Queen Avery I. Princesses Robert and Richard Carney and the flower girls, too, were in the best of shape for the grand occa sion . Queen Avery (now returned to the state of Avery Combs) be lieves, “The weekend was well worth the time and trouble, and in spite of the weather it was big ger and better than ever.” Jack Hill, flower girl, could only say, “I can’t be quoted as having any personal knowledge of the ceremony.” Following the more serious part of the Weekend, the coronation, at which time Prime Minister Hugh Smith crowned Her Royal High ness, entertainment was presented with Manville Heisel acting as moderator. “The Play” gave an in side of what happens in the Fen ton classrooms. Doug Hay imper sonateed Dean Orlando John Hoi lise; Ted Goodwin, Professor K. J. O’Connell; William Belt, Professor Hugh Smith; and Fritz Giesecke, Professor Edward Morton. Person al gifts from the law school stu dent body were presented to all members of the faculty. The Royal Loyal band, directed by Tracy Gi'tchell, provided atmos phere during the entire program. After parading to the ball field and winning the game with the EA school as predicted, Law School weekend ended with a dance Saturday night at the Vets' Memorian union. The law school faculty were patrons.