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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1949)
'Voice of the Webfoots' In Operation
■ From Back to Bop.
That’s the musical menu in store
. for University students over
. KDUK, according to Norm Lamb,
- station program director.
The new campus radio will carry
out a policy of “lots of music styled
' to suit student tastes.” Only one
restriction will be observed—no
westerns. Separate programs will
be devoted to different types of
tunes with the more serious “mood
. music” reserved for evening study
No musical requests are to be
" taken, Jack Vaughn, tune depart
ment head, stated.
. In addition to the varied musical
offerings KDUK will have news
shows with both campus and
• sports news available to the stu
dent listener. Few, if any, national
reports will be aired, Vaughn said.
No serials or “soap operas” will
be carried by the campus voice,
but plans have been made to broad
cast some of the KOAC shows next
year, plus some presentations from
. the music school.
Policy de cisions will be made by
the group of students in charge of
the programming and technical de
partments. These heads are Norm
. Lamb, program director, Gene
Deutschmann, continuity, Jack
Vaughn, music, Bob 'Roberts,
• sports, Irv Steinbock, news and
special events, Bob Hinz, announc
ing, Bob Litten, technical, and
Jack Schnaidt, promotion.
UO Radio Station
Fits Well in Budget
Installation and upkeep of KDUK
radio equipment amount to only a
very small part of the speech de
• partment’s regular budget, for the
third floor Villard hall home of
KDUK is the result of a $13,000
The entire third floor of newly
‘ renovated Villard, with its sound'
proof studio which floats on blocks
• of cork, was listed among ten alter
nates on the original job for which
If the bid had not been sufficient
ly low, the alternates would have
had to go.
For Student Talent
Are there any openings for stu
ients interested in working on' the
lew campus radio station ?
Yes, according to Norm Lamb,
program director of KDUK. There
ire openings in all phases of sta
tion work for students who have
ilready had some sort of radio ex
Those interested in programming
work may talk to Lamb from 10
i.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednes
lay, and Friday in the station stu
lio in Villard hall. Students inter
isted in the technical side of radio
work may contact Bob Litten,
:echnical director, in his studio of
The station’s staff is interested
in giving students some experience
with the station so that KDUK
aay resume broadcasting imme
diately at the start of next fall
Has 500 Platters
KDUK disc jockeys will spin the
turnatble on recorded tunes rang
ing from boogie to Bach, thanks to
the diligent efforts of Jack Vaughn,
ivho heads the station’s record' li
Vaughn has assembled about 500
single records and 70 albums in the
narrow 5x12 chamber adjoining the
control room in Villard Hall.
All of the platters were donated
by record companies, local music
stores, and private sources. They
include popular, semi-c 1 a s s i c a 1,
classical, and dramatic selections.
Standard recordings like “Blue
Moon” and “Temptation” account
for half of the discs clasified by
New releases from the major rec
ord companies will be received reg
ularly. The service will be free.
Radio Studios Feature No Echo
"Echo” was chief architect for
the new radio studio on the third
floor of 60-year-old Villard hall.
Walls, windows, and even plaster
were chosen so sound wouldn’t
bounce back too lively or fall flat.
A sharp downward slant on win
dows in the control room solved
one part of this echo problem. The
slanted glass eliminates “parallel
surfaces that throw back sound
waves,” J. Robert Litten, techni
cal director of KDUK, explained.
Looking through one of five such
windows, Litten pointed out walls
cut like over-sized saw teeth in
the two largest studios. He called
them "baffled walls,” another pre
caution against echo.
White and sea-green (eucalyptus
If you have happiness, don't use
it all up.
Dr. Dan E. Clark, head of the his
tory department, will lecture on
Frederick J. Turner’s “The Fron
tier in American History’’ at 7:30
this evening in the Browsing room,
for the last presentation of the Lec
ture-Forum series this spring. Mrs.
Henry A. Tromp will begin the dis
Dr. Clark’s talk will be a general
discussion of the frontier hypothe
sis as presented by Mr. Turner, and
of the criticisms of that hypothesis.
The Lecture-Forum series, pre
sented by the Association of Pat
rons and' Friends of the University
of Oregon library, under the aus
pices of the General Extension divi
sion, is open to members of the As
sociation and to students of the Uni
To Meet on Campus June 24
Approximately 150 people are ex
pected to attend the Western Psy
chological Association meeting on
the Oregon campus June 24-25, Dr.
H. R. Taylor, head of the psychol
ogy department, announced yester
Development Fund Idea
Put Before Alumni
■ . Plans for the possible founding of
a Development Fund for the Uni
versity were laid at the Alumni In
' stitute over the Memorial week
end, according to Les Anderson,
. alumni secretary, who proposed the
plan in a speech before the insti
The fund would be collected by
the alumni association, and would
be available to the University to
cover any sudden expenses not tak
en care of by state appropriations.
Such a plan is now in operation
in some 160 institutions throughout
the country, and in many cases has
•met with marked success. Some
schools expend the entire amount
rapidly, while others maintain a
"perpetual trust fund.
In addition to the material gain
•to the college, the fund stimulates
additional interest among the alum- ]
ni by providing them an opportuni
ty to direct their contributions to
ward a particular phase of the col
lege program, it provides an agency
for receiving gifts, it eliminates the
sporadic campaigns that arise with
particular needs, and it serves to
centralize the alumni gift program.
A committee was appointed to
study the possibilities of the pro
gram, and to report to the group in
The program will‘consist of the
presentation of 43 papers, which
will be chiefly reports of research
studies by graduate students and
staff members from all colleges
west of the Rocky mountains. Rep
resenting Oregon will be James Gil
more, Maurice Phipps, Marjorie
Robinson and Dr. Eleroy Strom
berg, who will be visiting professor
here summer term.
Election of officers, a Friday
evening banquet, and a session de
voted to the showing of instruction
al and research films are also plan
Previous meetings of the Asso
ciation have been held at Oregon in
1931 and 1938.
A man does not live a hundred
years, yet he worries enough for a
green, technically) panels give a
striped effect to the baffled walls
in studio A. An- almost-midnight
blue and white make the stripes in
Solid colors originally were
planned for the saw tooth walls.
Dean Sidney W. Little of the art
and architecture school, said, but
a slip of the brush left them
Dean Little is on the president’s
committee that worked with the
architect, physical plant, and
speech department designing the
“Bright and stimulating’’ colors
—new combinations for the Uni
versity’s newest department—
were used in the entire building,
according to the dean. He added
that “prices had to temper some of
Bone white “to give an illusion
K-D-U-K how were those call let
ters chosen ?
The student program staff, com
posed of advisors and students con
nected with the station, considered
several names. KWAK and KRO
(Radio Oregon) were two other
names which were considered.
What the staff wanted were call
letters that would have appeal and
meaning on campus, but at the
same time be as real and as related
to an actual commercial station as
One difficulty selecting the let
ters was the possibility of another
station having the same letters,
checking with the Broadcasting
if ear Book, the staff found that a
small station in Arkansas was us
ng the call-letters KWAK. There
fore, even though it was a good idea;,
t could not be used.
KRO sounded too much like KO
FtE, so Bob Davy’s suggestion of
sailing the station* KDUK, proved
:o be the most suitable.
A possibility that the new sta
:ion might have FM later was an
other deciding factor, as the staff
wanted the name they picked to
ast through any changes that
would be made.
of space,” covers most of the third
floor. The walls of acoustical plas
ter look and feel like stucco.
This all-white plaster has made
some of the radio lecture rooms
“too alive,”or too full of reverber
ations. This will be corrected, ac
cording to Dean Little, by large
classes in the rooms, a djustments
in the ceiling, or slightly soiled
Top Floor Shared
The classrooms share the top
floor with four studios and seven
practice rooms. None of them has
windows in Villard’s outer wall.
Lack of outside windows will not
leave the studio stuffy, Litten said.
A special air conditioning system
will be used.
Slam-proof doors, lights flush
with the ceiling, and cork floors
are other 1950 features in the 1890
White & Pastels
to wear with
your Spring dresses
All the time
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