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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 28, 1949)
Fiftieth V ear of Publication and Senfce to the University
VOLUME L UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 1949
Red Progress Shown
Southward progress of China's Communist forces is shown in map.
Using captured Manchuria as a springboard, Red armies have pushed
constantly southward since campaign started seven months ago, cap
turing Shanghai, largest city of Asia, May 25. Shaded areas show
approximate territory now controlled by Communists. Boxes list
dates on which cities were captured by Reds. Soviet Russian territory
and areas in control of USSR are in black. (AP Wirephoto Map)
Women to Take Men_
To Mortar Board Formal
Now is the time for all good University coeds to throw off the bonds
of social convention and release restrained impulses.
For lo, one week from tonight they shall assume their rightful
position, that of dominance over the male sex, and escort the men in
their lives to the annual Mortar Board ball.
Saturday, May 4, at 9 p.m. marks the start of the huge formal
affair, for which the men need not spend a single red cent. The women
will furnish tickets, at $2 a couple, corsages, and transportation. Who
knows, they might even take the fellows out to dinner before the dance.
There was a time when boutonnieres were sold for the annual affair,
but now corsages of any size, shape, or form are in order. In past
years many beautiful creations have been made from fresh vegetables.
These are quite practical because they can be nibbled on during inter
mission if the fellows feel hungry.
Music for the dance will be furnished by Ike Carpenter, youthful,
new orchestra leader and piano stylist. Included in Carpenter’s troupe
of musicians and entertainers will be the red-haired Dumont twins and
Johnny April, teen-age vocalist. This will be Carpenter’s first visit to
the University campus.
After Saturday night there will be no more mystery concerning the
membership of next year’s Kwama organization. The sophomore wom
en's service honorary will tap new members during the intermission.
With the dance only one week away time is growing short, gals,
so if you haven’t already asked your fellow for a date, it’s about time
to gather up courage and pop the question.
Prominent UO Alumni
Now Visiting Campus
Thirty prominent Oregon alums, down for the second annual Alumni
Leaders’ conference, toured the new campus buildings yesterday and
later attended a reception at the home of President and Mrs. Harry
K. Newburn. In the afternoon they had a business session and listened
to Coach Jim Aiken describe "Offensive Football.”
On the agenda for today is a meeting with Dr. Newburn, Leo Harris,
Lyle Nelson and Donald DuShane to discuss University affairs. The
conference will close with a luncheon at John Straub hall with members
of the athletic staff, and a trip to Hayward field to see the annual
spring football game.
Robert S. Miller, president of the University Alumni association
has presided at meetings.
8:30 a.m.—Breakfast. Eugene hotel.
9:30 a.m.—General session. Dean’s conference room, Johnson hall.
12:15 p.m.—Luncheon. John Straub hall. For all alumni leaders, coach
es, and members of the athletic staff.
2:00 p.m.—Annual spring football game. Hayward field.
Treed Beast Creates Stir at Emerald
Because a little girl forgot her
toy, at least four people were
shocked out of a year’s growth,
and at least twice that many have
sworn to drink nothing stronger
than milk shakes in the future.
The situation came about when
passers by swore that they had
seen, or thought they had seen, a
leopard climbing up a tree in front
of Emerald hall Thursday night.
Two couples, walking slowly up
Thirteenth street, were caught un
awares by the beast, and required
several minutes to regain the use
of their limbs. Once in control of
their persons, the four were seen
beating a. hasty retreat back up
The feline was in plain view of
motorists, and surely more than
one car owner took the pledge af
ter viewing the spectacle. Pedes
trians were giving the block a wide
berth, until some brave soul de
cided to investigate. Encouraged
by the beasts motionless position,
he prodded it from afar. Encour
aged further by its lack of motion,
he approached closer, only to dis
cover that the cat was only a
child's plaything. The fugitive from
“Buz Sawyer" was still perched
beside Thirteenth street on Friday
waiting for its owner to come to
Guest of Honor
Marius Rosenthal, conductor of
the Seattle Symphony orchestra,
and Mrs. Rosenthal visited the
Oregon campus Wednesday and
Thursday on their way hack to
Seattle from San Francisco. They
were guests at the French dinner
given Wednesday evening. Mr. Ro
senthal will teach composition in
the College of Puget Sound this
Rosenthal, who came to the
United States from Paris last year,
was the associate conductor of the
French National orchestra from
1935 to 1939, and became the mu
sical director 'after the war. Two
years ,ago,- lie ,i;esigired,.hjs position
because, in his own words, “I felt
I was too busy.”
In 1946, he visited the United
States and conducted the New
York Philharmonic, the Philadel
phia, and the St. Louis Symphony
A composer as well as a con
ductor, Rosenthal went east in De
cember, 1948, to have his “Christ
mas Symphonies’’ performed by
Eugene Ormandy and the Philadel
phia orchestra. His “St. Francis
of Assisi” was given its world
premiere by the Philadelphia or
chestra and the Westminster cho
rus, conducted by Eugene Or
Among his other works is a
symphonic poem entitled “Magic
Manhattan.” This depicts in music
“my memories of New York,”
Continue Next Week
Further action by student peti
tioners requesting a longer spring
vacation for 1950 will probably take
place next week.
Petitioners had planned to submit
their petitions, along with a letter
of protest, to President Newburn's
office sometime this week for con
sideration. However, as yet no def
inite action has been taken.
The petitions asks that spring va
cation, whch has been cut to four
days, be re-scheduled to extend ov
er one week.
A gold-plated typewriter is on
sale at the Chop to anyone who
wants a really big purchase to col
lect his ten per cent rebate on. But
the buyer will have to hand over the
price of the typewriter—$150—by
next Tuesday, May 31, because
that's the day all Coop members
must turn in their cash-register re
ceipts in order to collect their pat
(The aforementioned machine,
the only one of its kind at the Coop,
is a special 1949 model put out by
the Royal people on their fiftieth
About half of the 3100 Coop mem
bers have turned in their receipt en
velopes to date, but if the remain
der come in on time or earlier, the
rebate money may be given to stu
dents before the previously an
nounced date of June 13, G. L. Hen
son, Coop manager said.
In City Friday
Eugene firemen were plagued all
day yesterday when fires broke out
in three different places throughout
Most outstanding was the total
loss of the Long Bell lumber com
pany warehouse and retail yard and
a nearby excelsior mill. Fire depart
ment officials estimated the loss at
several hundred thousand dollars.
Fire also damaged the home of
John H. Stehn, professor of music,
at 1863 Kincaid street, and Ernie
Piluso's restaurant at 157 E. Broad
The call from the Long Bell com
pany was received by the depart
ment at 6:19 p. m. yesterday. Five
trucks were sent with additional
trucks from Springfield standing
by in Eugene.
Firemen were unable to control
the blaze. It destroyed the two Long
Bell buildings and the excelsior mill
which was recently bought by the
state highway department.
The mill was not in operation at
the time and only a few miscellane
ous items of highway equipment
were stored there.
The highway department had
been intending to wreck the build
ing to permit construction of a
highway through that area.
Eugene police said yesterday
they had no definite lead on the pos
sibility of the conflagration being
started by an arsonist although two
men were being questioned about it.
(Flense turn to parie two)
Reporters Believe That
Staff Members Make News, Too
Editor's Note — Shaekrats
Xweedell and Grell were sinking
fast as Memorial weekend ap
proached. By late Friday after
noon they had completed their
beats and turned in the follow
By Walter Tweedell and
Helen Sherman, ace reporter for
the University news bureau,
dropped into the Emerald offices
for a short chat with her former
co-workers early yesterday after
noon. She looked perfectly rav
Don Fair, headed for great
things on next year’s Emerald, was
in yestei-day to collect a 10-cent
bet from sports ex-prognosticator
Dave “Gallup" Taylor. Taylor
missed the right Oregon-WSC
scores in the recent Northern Di
vision track meet.
Phyllis Kohlmeier. assistant co
rdinator of the readership survey
or the Albany Democrat-Herakl,
will leave this morning for Port
land to spend the weekend.
Marilyn Turner will spend the
weekend at the palatial country
lome of Connie Jackson. Miss
Jackson is currently suffering
from the hiccups. The brave young
lady announced, however, that she
will spend the weeki working
rn a term paper.
Managing Ed. Bob 1 1 is going
to write &, research aper this
weekend — hie!
Miss Diane Mechar ill be em
ployed as society editor on the San
ta. Rosa, Calif., Press-Democrat
Ihis summer. So what?
Vic Fryer was here incognito.
Nancy Pollard and Lorna Larsoa
have signed on with the Eugene
fire department as volunteer fire
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