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On FBI Duties
“The FBI is a fact-finding or
ganization and confines its activi
ties that job alone,” F. A. Fletch
er, special agent in charge of the
Portland office of the Federal Bu
reau of Investigation, said yester
day in a talk before the law school
Speaking on the subject, "Op
portunity of Service in the FBI,”
Mr. Fletcher outlined the organi
zation of the bureau and the ser
vice it performs. First established
in 1908, the bureau adopted a pol
icy of no political connections in
1924, when J. Edgar Hoover be
came its head. Ten years later it
was given jurisdiction over a large
number of criminal violation in or
der that an organization would
exist without jurisdictional limita
The identification division of the
bureau has over 111,000,000 finger
prints, Mr. Fletcher noted, of
which 18,000,000 are of criminals.
These provide a record for the
prosecuting attorney as well as the
assurance to the criminal that his
past may come to life.
Another phase of FBI work
which Mr. Fletcher discussed was
the crime laboratory where men
apply science to criminology. “Sci
ence is sometimes needed to make
evidence left behind act as a speak
ing witness,” he said.
“The FBI believes the effective
ness of law enforcement depends
upon the respect of the people for
their law enforcement agency,”
Mr. Fletcher concluded. "The FBI
has done more than ordinary work
to gain the reputation it has.”
Ninety-one prospective Duckling
Counsellors who have not attended
training meetings must come to the
last meeting next Tuesday at 7:30
p. m. at the YWCA bungalow.
Somewhat over half of the 214
petitioners have attended the three
meetings held so far. At the con
ferences, which last twenty min
utes or less, counsellors are given
envelopes to mark with their sum
mer addresses, and instructions on
the counseling procedure.
LOST—Brooch between Mac court
and Hendricks. Reward. Norma
Allen, Susan Campbell. 132
ATTENTION — Fellows! Tired of
the books ? Would you like to
make $100. for 10 hours or better.
Call Jim Schwartz at phone 35.
TYPING — 766 E. 15th Ave., first
trailer down the alley from Del
ta Gamma. Ula White. 131
FOR RENT Single room for girl
—Reasonable. 767 East 15th.
FOR SALE 1941 Nash Ambassa
dor Deluxe business coupe, R&H,
write or see at No. 3 1160 Em
erald street. Highest offer takes
FOR SALE -1941 Chev. 4-door se
dan, special delux. Radio and
heater, good paint $825.00. Con
tact 220 Cherney hall Vets dorm
No. 2. 135
LOST — Man's Hamilton wrist
watch. Reward. Call campus ext.
LOST Mortar Board pin on Alder
between 11th and 13th. Name en
graved on back. Nancy Peterson.
Phone 3200. 133
DISPLAYING some emotion or another, Miss Rita Clifford, 20, of
Braintree, Mass., reacts to the news that she has.won the photo
genic queen contest sponsored by the Boston Press Photographers’
association. (AP Wirephoto)
Second and final case in the
semi-finals of the law school’s oral
irguments is scheduled for 7:30
:onight in room 3, Fenton.
Tonight's case of Irdell vs. Con
vay concerns George Irdell, the
ilaintiff, who bought a lot in a
lew subdivision, and is now suing
'or negligence, the surveyor,
Xrause company, who laid out the
and. Irdell has had to move his
louse after it was built because the
ot boundaries were wrong. As a
lefense, Conway claims he had
hired another man to do the sur
veying and therefore it was this
other man's mistake.
Irdell vs. Conway. Chief Jus
tice Windsor Calkings; Associate
justices Charles Foster and Sam
Hughes. Attorneys for the ap
pellant, Dewey H. Wilson and
Donald Dole; for the respondent,
James Harrang and William
In last night’s case of Carrol vs.
Kik the court found itself unable
to render an opinion as to the law
of the case because of the closeness
of the arguments in their presen
tation. Opinion of the law of the
case and the name of the winning
team will be rendered at a later'
time, Chief Justice William P.
On History Staff
Dr. Gordon Wright, associate
professor of European history, has
been selected as one of three dis
tinguished historians who will join
the Stanford history faculty for
the 1949 summer quarter.
Dr. Wright is the author of a
widely acclaimed book, “The Re
shaping of French Democracy.” He
is also a former staff member of
the US embassy in Paris.
During the summer session he
will offer a course on the history
Dr. Wright will return to the
University of Oregon fall term to
begin his tenth year as a member
of the faculty.
Death takes no holidays—but it
takes a lot of holiday drivers.
• Delores Hawkins
Wed., May 18
Eugene Auto Rental Co.
(Opposite Eugene Hotel)
Broadway and Pearl
By the Mile
Hour, or Day
WHITE STAR PLAYkCLOTHES
• Beach Bags
• Crew Hats
187 East Broadway
“Kitty Korner from Eugene Hotel”
With or Without Lettering
U of O Co-op Store