Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 05, 1949, Image 1

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Fifty-First Year of Publication and Service to the University
Scholarship Committee Reports
Less Students with Sub-2.00 GPAs
±ne numoer oi students witn
GPAs below 2.00 has dropped each
year for the past three years, des
pite enrollment increases, accord
ing to the annual report of the
Scholarship Committee.
Fewer veterans entering on an
“another chance” basis, despite
poor scholastic prospects—com
mon just after the war—is the
main reason behind the drop, Reg
istrar Clifford L. Constance be
During Fall terms of the past
two years, only 25 per cent of
■^students entering with “pegged”
grades—those for whom a mini
mum acceptable GPA has been set
—earned the specified grade.
Nearly half of those who had been
pegged did not return, and the
others were either disqualified or
allowed to remain if there were
extenuating circumstances.
Only 264 students out of 880
below 2.00 were disqualified last
year, as compared with 500 each of
the two preceding years, the report
indicates. Students allowed to con
tinue were given pegged grades or
not on a basis explained by the
Primary requirement is for a
2.00 in order to secure a junior
certificate and a 2.00 to graduate.
Aiding the Scholarship Committee,
the Office of Student Affairs
screens students who fall below
2.00 GPA.
Freshmen below 2.00 their first
term are normally allowed a sec
ond term, but are expected to reach
a cumulative of 1.00 by its end,
and 1.50 by the end of their third
Students with low grades who
are not disqualified are given peg
ged grades if the committee feels
“drastic steps” will be needed to
bring up their grades. In all cases
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*Thief Nets
$700 Take
At Co-op
Cameras and other items valued
at $700 were stolen from the Uni
versity Co-op sometime Monday
The burglary was discovered at
5 a.m. Tuesday when the Co-op
store janitor came to work to find
a part of the glass pane in the
south window removed. Police
speculated that the thief had cut
a hole in the window with a glass
G. L. Henson, manager of the
store, reported that the burglar
had emptied the camera display
case, taking four movie cameras,
a motion picture projector and
seven smaller cameras. Then he
helped himself to 12 cigarette
lighters and took 30 cartons of
cigarettes, all of one brand.
No money was taken, and the
safe was not tampered with.
Serial numbers on the more ex
pensive cameras were given to the
police, who say that there have
been several similar merchandise
robberies in this area recently.
A total eclipse of the moon will take place early Thursday even
ing, reports J. Hugh Pruett, Eugene astronomer. The eclipse will
be the second this year, the previous one being on April 12.
A shadow will begin to move across the moon at 5:05 p.m.;
however, moonrise will not take place at Eugene until 5:30. The
eclipse will be total at 6:20, lasting until 7:33. The shadow will have
moved completely from the moon’s face by 8:48.
The eclipse of the moon is caused by the passage of the earth
between the sun and the moon. Since the moon's light is reflected
from the sun, the intervention of the earth’s body casts complete
darkness on the moon’s face.
Pruett explained that the earth’s shadow will cross the moon
beginning from the east, and will leave again from the east, rather
than continuing off the western rim.
Campus Chest
Drive to End
On Thursday
Student solicitation for the cam
pus Community Chest drive will be
carried on by Kwama members at
the Co-op from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
today and Thursday, Kwama Pres
ident Lorna Larson has announced.
Metal red feathers will be given
to all contributors.
Brian Graves, chairman of the
student drive, urges all house rep
resentatives to wind-up their cam
paigns by Thursday. Records and
money should be brought to the
Emerald business office Thursday
afternoon, Graves said.
Paul R. Washke, head of the
faculty drive, reported that 40 per
cent of the $4000 goal was reached
yesterday afternoon. Washke asks
that all possible returns be sent to
the Division of Information early
today, in order that a full report
may be given at the four o’clock
faculty meeting.
Faculty contributions will be ac
cepted through this week, Washke
McGrath Wins
Art Scholarship
A $750 scholarship has been
awarded to James McGrath, ad
vanced student in Art Education,
for a scholarship project in that
school by the J. K. Gill Company
of Portland.
McGrath plans to use the money
to develop a catalog and sample
kit of basic supplies for art edu
cation at elementary, high school
and college levels.
A scholarship of $150 will be
awarded in the painting division
of the school this year by the State
Federation of Wcynen’s Clubs.
Four Days Left
Only four more days remain
during which students can add
classes to their schedules for
the term. After Saturday, Oct.
8, students are not allowed to
add additional hours.
Jerry Smith Heads
Homecoming Dance
Jerry Smith, junior in business
administration, has been named
homecoming dance committee
head, general chairman Willy
Dodds announced yesterday.
“Because it is necessary to
choose a band for the homecom
ing dance as soon as possible,
the dance chairman was picked
from the other petitioners for
general chairmen,” Dodds stated.
Open A/leef/ngs
Emphasized by
AGS This Year
Party meetings open to all stu
dents were emphasized Tuesday to
the Associated Greek Student!
after president Hob Deuel declarec
that no reason or need ever exists
for a conscientious political partj
to meet in closed sessions.
The AGS house representative!
in their first session of the yeai
also approved appointment of e
steering committee, discussed spon
soring an all-campus dance, anc
formulated plans for selection ol
freshmen officer candidates.
Stimulation of interest in camp
us politics and the policies of the
AGS were the main objects of the
open meeting action, Deuel pointec
out. The decision will make meet
ings of both political parties oper
to the campus this year.
The chances of an AGS-spon
sored all-campus dance were out
lined to the delegates and the idea
was approved, provided that a date
and other arrangements be made
On the steering committee fouj
fraternities and four sororities wit
be represented each term, the
Greeks decided, with rotation being
made alphabetically.
Outstanding freshmen from each
house will be interviewed by the
steering committee sometime after
Nov. 1 for selection as Greek can
didates in the winter term frosh
class elections.
Weather . . .
Mostly cloudy Wednesday with
a few showers. Low clouds Thurs
day with clearing conditions in the
Student Traffic
Court Holds First
Session Tuesday
1 Eighteen cases were heard, 17
found guilty, and a total of $15 in
fines collected by the student traf
| fic court in its first meeting last
Twelve were cases of bail for
feiture, in which the student, feel
ing that he is guilty of the offense,
pays his fine at the Office of Stu
dent Affairs and does not appear
before the court.
Three of the six offenders who
appeared last night were found
guilty and fined $1. Two students
were found guilty, but fine was
suspended because of extenuating
circumstances. One case was dis
The traffic court meets each
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in 6 Friendly.
Members are Carl Davis, chairman,
Steve Church, and Dick Neely.
Also present at meetings is Camp
us Cop J. P. Jensen.
A total of 1842 cars are now
listed on the court’s registration
rolls. According to latest enroll
ment figures, this would indicate
that nearly one-third of the stu
dent body own cars on the campus.
All student car owners are re
quired to register their vehicles
and display the student sticker
prominently. Usual fine for fail
ure to register or display sticker
is $1.
If the registration sticker is lost
or a new car brought to the camp
us at any time during the year, the
owner may procure a new sticker
at the Student Affairs office, Em
erald Hall.
Pick Up Activity Cards
Students who have not yet ob
tained their athletic activity cards
must pick them up at the Athletic
Ticket Office window in Mac court
by Oct. 8.
To obtain these cards the regis
tration card must be presented.
This office is open from 1 until 5
p.m. on week days and 8 a.m. to
12 on Saturdays.
Press Meet
October 22
Nearly 150 high schools will be
represented at the 23vd annual
Oregon Scholastic Press Confer
ence, to be held Oct. 22 at the
School of Journalism.
Delegates to the conference, in
cluding journalism advisers and
leading high school journalism stu
dents, are now enrolling. Last
year’s total attendance of 253 is
expected to be surpassed.
The conference consists of a
series of round-table discussions,
student panels and advisers’ meet
ings, which go on throughout the
day. Several noted professional
journalists are being contacted,
and may be present to give lec
Discussions center around ways
of improving the school paper both
editorially and financially.
Several changes have been made
for this year’s convention. Five
trophies will be awarded to schools
showing the most improvement in.
news writing over the past year.
At the 1948 conference, awards
were made to schools publishing
the best paper.
Dean Clifford Weigle of the
School of Journalism will direct
the conference, and Professor
Laurence R. Campbell is executive
Dodds Requests
Homecoming chairman, Willy
Dodds, yesterday called for peti
tions for committee heads for this)
year’s celebration.
Chairmanships are open for the
variety show; noise parade; bon
fire; sign contest; barbecue or fish
fry; pre-game ceremonies and half
time entertainment; registration;
and publicity and promotion.
Petitions must be turned in to
Dodds at the Delta Upsilon house
by Friday noon.
League of Oregon Cities Elect
New Officers at Portland Meet
Hollis S. Smith, mayor of Dallas,
was elected president of the Lea
gue of Oregon Cities Saturday.
Smith, who attended the Uni
versity of Oregon in 1920-21, was
formerly vice president of the or
ganization. He succeeds George W.
Peavy, mayor of Corvallis.
Other officers elected at the
League’s annual convention in
Portland are Morris Milbank, may
or of Grants Pass, vice president;
and Oren L. King, Eugene city
manager, reelected treasurer.
Taking office as directors will
be C. V. Signor, city manager of
Pendleton, and Robert A. Thomp
son, mayor of Klamath Falls.
Attending the four-day meeting
from the University were E. S.
Wengert, head of the political
science department, Fred A. Cuth
bert, professor of land architec
ture, and members of the staff of
the Bureau of Municipal Research.