Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 27, 1949, Image 1

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Fifty-First Year of Publication and Service to the University
It's Been a Long Time
Wright Tells Plans
For Science Plant
Construction of Oregon’s long-awaited science building is
planned for early 1950, Irwin I. Wright, superintendent of the
physical plant, announced Monday.
Preliminary architects’ drawings of the new structure have
been completed, and a full set of working drawings will be sub
mitted to the state board of higher education at its January meet
ing. Construction will take 18 months, and will cost an estimated
The science building will be
located just south of the physi
cal plant, facing University
street. The general extension
division building and private
* homes now located between the
physical plant and the men’s pool
will be torn down.
University street will be closed
off approximately at the south en
trance to the faculty parking lot
behind Friendly hall, to leave space
for landscaping in front of the
Portland architects Lawrence,
Tucker, and Wellmann have com
pleted tentative floor-plans, and
will start on elevations and perspec
tives soon. This is the same firm
which handled the Student Union,
Carson Hall, and the library addi
The building will house labora
tories and classrooms for the chem
istry, physics, and biology depart
ments. It will be of reinforced con
crete construction, with concrete
finish, rather than brick veneer. A
plain exterior with many windows
is planned.
A plain interior will include num
erous small laboratory-offices for
professors and graduate assistants.
Three large lecture rooms -— one
seating at least 200, another with
space for 100, and one for 60—are
planned. The structure will be 298
feet long and 120 feet wide, con
taining 85,000 square feet of floor
A small library and reading room
will be added for students and facul
ty in the science department.
A physics department telescope
will be mounted on the roof, for use
in astronomy classes.
Sox Beat Yanks
American League—
Boston 300-000-040 7—9—1
New York 000-401-100 6-.5—1
McDermott, Kramer (4) Kin
der (8) and Tebbetts, Batts (8);
Byrne, Sanford (1) Page (5)
Reynolds (9) and Niarhos, Houk
(5). Winning pitcher, Kramer
(6-8), Losing pitcher, Page (11
(Only game scheduled).
For details see sports page .
Eight Artists Scheduled
By Music Association
The Eugene and University Civic Music Association will
Kirsten Flagstad, dramatic soprano consistently listed among
the world’s great artists, on Wednesday, October 27. It will be
the first of eight attractions.
Thomas L. Thomas, young American concert baritone star
of concert and radio, will follow on Thursday, November 10. On
Future Rally Girls
To Compete Today
Tryouts for girls interested in
the rally squad will be held to
night at 7 in Gerlinger annex, Yell
King Jim Crismon announced yes
No special dress will be required
for the tryouts. Candidates must
lead one Oregon yell of their own
choosing; be prepared to lead a yell
of the rally board's selection; and
be able to keep rhythm to band
Members of the rally board,
chairman Art Ross, Donna Mary
Brennan, Beverly Buckley, Bill
Lance, and Crismon, will be final
Weather . . .
Continued fair Tuesday with
slightly cooler temperatures. High
Tuesday 80. Low Wednesday morn
ing 52.
November 30, Grant Johanne
son, pianist, will appear. He is
the only American ever to win
the International Piano Con
test, held in Belgium.
Joseph Szigeti will appear on
Sunday, January 15. Szigeti,
who appeared here with the associ
ation in 1945, is one of the great
violin virtuosos. An unusual attrac
tion will be the concert of the Four
Piano Ensemble, featuring ar
rangements for four pianos by Ste
phen Kovacs. They will appear on
Monday, February 20.
The Portland Symphony under
its new conductor James Sample is
scheduled for March 7. Sample, for
mer assistant conductor of the San
Francisco Symphony Orchestra un
der Pierre Monteuv, replaced Wern
er Jannsen at the head of the Port
land organization.
The final concert of the season
will be the appearance of the Wag
ner Opera Company, under Charles
Wagner, doing “Cavalleria Rusti
cana” and “I Pagliacci,” the gold
dust twins of opera.
Radio Auditions
Open Tomorrow
For U. O. Stations
Reorganization of the University
radio division will begin this week,
W. H. Ewing, head of the radio
division of the speech department,
announced yesterday. Auditions
for prospective members of the
KOAC and KDUK staffs will be
held Wednesday through Friday
this week from 3 to 5 p.m. in room
304 Villard.
Outlining his proposed program
for the year, Dr. Ewing expressed
the desire to see the University
radio organization expanded to
cover a wider range of listeners
than was reached last year. The
format of KOAC broadcasts will
be improved, and efforts will be
made to increase the range of
KDUK, the campus’ infant station.
Arrangements are now being made
along that line with Don Hunter
of the audio-visual department.
Overseeing the Duckling station
will be Herman Cohen, while Rob
ert L. Montgomery will superin
tend the dramatic sections of KO
AC programs.
Students who held positions on
the staffs of either of the stations
have been asked to contact one of
the above mentioned members of
the faculty sometime this week.
Experienced help is needed to pre
pare for the inaugural of the 1949
50 KOAC series which will come
during the week of Oct.10-1‘6.
Auditions this week and next
will be open to all students regard
less of experience. People inter
ested in aspects of radio other than
acting or announcing are invited
to see one of the members of the
radio division faculty.
Senior in Hospital
From Freak Accident
Bob Kingsbury, senior in liberal
arts, was admitted to Eugene Hos
pital with a head injury Monday,
following a freak auto accident.
Riding in a-.car driven by Dave
Seaman, director of the Wesley
Foundation, Kingsbury was hit by
two steel tent poles which protru
ded from the rear window of Sea
man’s car. As the car turned from
Willamette street onto 13th, the
poles caught on a parked truck and
hit Kingsbury hard enough to in
jure him.
Seaman, who was uninjured,
drove his passenger directly to the
hospital. Doctors reported he is
resting well.
Traffic Court Operates
Traffic Court Has
1608 Cars on List
With 1608 student cars already registered, chairman Carl
Davis of the student traffic court estimated last night that two to
three hundred more vehicles may be added to the list.
Davis and the other two members of the court, Steve Church
and Dick Neely, will be responsible for administering the rules
and leg illations of the court, set up by the ASUO eexcutive coun
cil last spring.
The court nlans to meet everv Tnc«!:iv pvmmn
New Heat Plant
Construction Due
Across Highway
A new heating plant, replacing
an old campus landmark, will be
constructed this winter to furnish
heat and power for the entire Uni
The new structure will be loca
ted opposite the present heating
plant site, next to Franklin boule
vard. It will be next to the physi
cal plant warehouse and between
the millrace and the railroad.
It has been designed by J. Don
ald Kroeker, consulting engineer
from Portland, with the aid of
Jacobberger, Stanton, and Zeller,
architects. Miles K. Cooper and
Rowland S. Rose, structural engin
eers, and Ray W. Preston, electri
cal engineer, are also working on
the project.
A storage yard for hogged fuel
and sawdust will be located be
tween the new plant and the rail
road. Holding a three-month sup
ply of wood waste fuel, the yard
will allow fuel deliveries by truck
or rail. Two 25,000 gallon oil stor
age tanks will handle deliveries.
A 152 x 59 foot concrete build
ing with a 52-foot tower will house
the new plant. Three modern water
wall high pressure boilers of 25,
000 pound per hour capacity each
are to burn wood waste or oil, and
two 1500 kilowatt steam electric
turbine generators will provide
Boiler steam will first be used
to generate electricity. It will then
! be conveyed to the campus through
i pipe lines under the millrace, to
heat buildings and provide steam
for cooking and water heating.
cd. A faculty adviser for the
group will be appointed soon.
1 hose who have not register
ed their cars may do so at the
Student Allairs office, Room
201 Emerald hall.
Rules and regulations of the stu
dent traffic court are as follows:
Only student cars with register
ed stickers on lower right side of
windshield will be allowed to park
in the designated student parking
areas. These parking areas are:
Fiji lot, 14th and Alder; High
way lot, between 11th and High
way 99; Emerald lot behind Emer
ald Hall; and other as will be an
No student car will be parked
in the restricted parking areas
(Johnson, Friendly, Infirmary lots,
etc.) or at other places so designa
ted by signs. Parking in University
alleys, within 20 feet of fire hyd
rants, driveways, pedestrian walks
and yellow lines is prohibited.
Usual fine for routine violations,'
or failing to register cars will be
Jfl if voluntary appearance is made
as cited. Fines will usually be
doubled if no voluntary appearance
is made .Maximum fine will be $5.
In case of chronic violations or
willful violations involving great
hazards to safety resulting from
use of cars on University property,
recommendations for appropriate
disciplinary action will be made to
the Office of Student Affairs. All
facts concerning such a case will
accompany recommendation.
Enrollment at 4893
Registration last night reached
a total of 4893 cnrollees, with 169
reaching the end of the lines Mon
day, Registrar Clifford L. Con
stance announced.
McKenzie Area Blazes Uncontrolled;
Students Recruited for Fire Fighting
Forest fires near Eugene con
tinued to rage uncontrolled last
night, as a group of University
men were scheduled to leave by
bus at 5 a.m. today to fight blazes
in the McKenzie Bridge area.
Three fires started in that area
Monday, resulting from slash burn
ing. Spotted all through the timber,
the fires were aided by extremely
low humidity and an east wind.
Humidity was reported at 20
per cent yesterday by the weather
bureau, and only a slightly^higher
humidity was forecast for today.
Five men’s houses were contac
ted by a University official last
night and some 40 to 45 students
recruited. The official, who pre
ferred to remain unidentified, said
no other students were needed at
By 11 last night the forest ser
vice reported some 400 acres were
burning. Several houses were en
dangered and families were being
Two hundred forest rangers
were sent at 2 this morning and
additional men were being re
cruited last night to be sent later
this morning.
Forest service officials said the
only predictable hope of control
was in rain. The weather bureau
reported a thunderstorm at Med
ford but doubted that it would
reach the burning area. The blaze
was being fanned by an 18 to 20
mile east wind with a humidity
yesterday of 20 per cent in that
area. Temperature was 95.
Two other less-serious fires were
reported, one at Laughing Watei’3
above the McKenzie Bridge and
another on the Coburg hills.
The blaze on the Coburg hills
could be seen last night from Eu
gene although it had been burning
for several days, the forest service
said. Clearance of smoke from the*
area made the fire visible.