A Fifty-First Year of Publication and Service to the University UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1949 VOLUME LI NUMBER 4 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 $1,500,000. 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. TO CLOSE STREET 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 building. 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 tion. PLAIN EXTERIOR 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 space. TELESCOPE ON ROOF 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 8). (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 terday. 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 music. Members of the rally board, chairman Art Ross, Donna Mary Brennan, Beverly Buckley, Bill Lance, and Crismon, will be final judges. 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 versity. 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. DESIGNERS 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. LARGE BOILERS 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 power. 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: RULES LISTED 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 nounced. 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. FINING SYSTEM 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. LOW HUMIDITY 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 present. By 11 last night the forest ser vice reported some 400 acres were burning. Several houses were en dangered and families were being evacuated. 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 FIRES 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.