VOLUME LI Fifty-First Year of Publication and Service to the University UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5,1949 NUMBER 10 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 lieves. FEW MAKE GRADE 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 report: 2.00 NEEDED 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 term. 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 (Please turn to page eight) *Thief Nets $700 Take At Co-op Cameras and other items valued at $700 were stolen from the Uni versity Co-op sometime Monday night. 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 saw. 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. ATTENTION SPOONERS‘ ECLIPSE DUE THURSDAY! 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 said. 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 afternoon. 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 night. 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. ONE CASE DISMISSED 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 missed. 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. 1842 CARS LISTED 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. STICKER REQUIRED 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 Scheduled 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 tures. METHODS DISCUSSED 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. WEIGUE TO PRESIDE Dean Clifford Weigle of the School of Journalism will direct the conference, and Professor Laurence R. Campbell is executive secretary. Dodds Requests Applications 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 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.