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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 6, 1949)
Fifty-First Year of Publication and Service to the University
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1949
The 1950 Oregana open house
will be held tonight from 7:30 to
9:30 p.m. in the McArthur Court
offices, for students interested in
working on the coming edition.
Staff members will be on hand for
interviews, with refreshments and
entertainment on the evening agen
Hank Panian and Barbara Stev
enson are in charge of this year’s
open house, and have arranged for
entertainment by Allan Barzman,
Marcia Knosher, and Gerry Pear
son. Members of Phi Theta Upsilon,
junior women’s honorary, will serve
refreshments during the evening.
■ Students will be interviewed for
a wide variety of work, including
layouts, typing, writing, and sales.
Those interested in the art staff
should bring samples of their work.
Work on the 1950 Oregana will be
gin this fall and continue through
winter term. The book goes to press
in the spring for delivery to stu
^ dents at the end of the school year.
Members of the Oregana editor
ial staff have already completed
much of the planning for this year’s
book. At the present time Ruth
Landry, associate editor in charge
of living organizations, is supervis
ing living organization pictures,
which are being taken at the Ken
When these pictures have been
taken, one of the biggest Oregana
jobs will begin—that of assembling
the living organization pictures in
preparation for engraving. This
work is handled by the layout staff.
Students interested in journalis
tic aspects of the book will find op
portunities to assist in writing
many Oregana stories. Most of the
stories are handled, by the staff
which will be organized this fall.
Some are written by the upper staff
or by assigned students.
Editor Larry Davidson lias ten
tatively listed as honor guests Mad
eleine Crump, who has been a faith
ful Oregana worker for several
years, and Moses the Cat, another
staunch Oregana retainer. Guests
may take advantage of a guided
tour of the Oregana offices.
Auto Victim Released
Robert Kingsbury, injured in a
freak automobile accident early
last week, was released from the
Infirmary Monday. Kingsbury was
> injured when struck by two steel
poles in the car in which he was
Future Coeds Meet
Jim Aiken, Players
In Sightseeing Visit
Eight charming football fans
paid a surprise visit to the Uni
versity of Oregon football team
Wednesday night during the din
ner hour at John Straub Hall.
The girls, all ardent support
ers of the team, are seniors at
Eugene High School. They are
Katibel Brunton, Joanne Green,
Dona Hart, Audrey Jones, Jackie
Pallett, Connie Seymour, Janice
Taylor, and Jean Webb.
Mrs. Genevieve Turnipseed,
director of dormitories, intro
duced the dinner guests to Coach
Jim Aiken. Fullback Bob San
ders in turn introduced the girls
to other members of the team.
They received a hearty wel
come. The men gave a rousing
rendition of ‘‘Oregon Our Alma
Mater” for their guests.
High Dorm Cost
High living costs at University
dormitories will be discussed at
tonight’s ASUO executive council
meeting, set for 7 p.m. in President
Art Johnson’s office.
Complaints and recommenda
tions on registration procedures
will be discussed and an informal
report' to the faculty is planned.
Progress reports on the place
ment of “hot boxes’’ for sugges
tions and criticisms and on the
movement for more effective sing
ing of the'pledge song at football
games will be made. ■
Organization of a talent finding
and recording system to facilitate
the gathering of entertainment for
campus functions will be brought
The feasibility of cleaning the
water of the Millrace and possible
sites for Junior Weekend festivities
are slated for debate.
Also on the agenda are discus
sion and approval of the rally bud
get, and study of the possibility
of chartering some form of trans
portation to out-of-town football
games, such as an Oregon train to
City Health Board Kills
Race Chlorination Plan
In Co-op Theft;
Merchandise valued at $800 sto
len from the University Co-op
store Monday night has been re
covered intact by city police, who
discovered the loot in a parked car.
James Cameron, 21, of Fort Worth,
Tex., driver of the car, is being
held in custody.
Early Wednesday morning, Offi
cer F. L. Fillmore discovered the
car filled with the stolen goods
parked on Monroe St. near Sixth.
Cameron was arrested about 9:30
a.m. after detectives had hidden
near the car for more than eight
hours. With his arrest, officers
filled the police department prop
erty room with articles apparently
taken from the Co-op and, perhaps,
in other thefts.
When questioned, Cameron ad
mited the burglary of the campus
store but denied that he had been
involved in any other thefts.
Officers-spent -a quarter of an
hour unloading his car. Included
in the booty were the cameras, cig
arette lighters, and cigarettes tak
en from the Co-op plus a quantity
of baseball equipment, religious
literature, typewriters, fountain
pens, and miscellaneous clothing
Discovery of an Oregon State
baseball warmup jacket and
another from the Sacramento Pa
cific Coast League professional
club indicated that some of the
thefts might be traced to Corvallis
Radio Auditions Today
Auditions for all students inter
ested in doing dramatic shows for
radio during the quarter will be
held today. They will be from 3 to
4:30 p. m, in room 304 Villard.
Tex Beneke Br
Tex Beneke and his orches-1
tra, one of the country’s leading
dance bands, will appear at Eu
gene’s Willamette Park Wed
nesday, Oct. 12.
Beneke’s band will be one of
two name orchestras to appear
in Eugene, this month, with Les
Brown booked for the Sophomore
Whiskerino Friday, Oct. 28.
The versatile Beneke is equally
capable as a band leader, saxophon
ist, and vocalist. His biggest re
quest number is “Ida,” which has
an all-time sales record of 1,500,000
copies. “Ida” was Beneke’s first vo
cal with the Glenn Miller orchestra
■ Other Beneke vocal favorites are
“Chattanooga Choo Choo’ and
“Kalamazoo,” while the most popu
lar of his sax renditions are "Em
braceable You” and “Body And
Beneke began his musical career
with the Miller band when it was
organized in 1938. During the war
the band broke up, and Miller, then
a major in the army, disappeared on
a flight to Paris in 1944. Two years
later, the band was reorganized
with Beneke as new leader.
The orchestra was first called the
“Glenn Miller Band with Tex Bene
ke.” After a year on the road, Bene
ke was given full billing, and it has
since been known as the “Tex Bene
Carrying on the original Miller
musical tradition, Beneke still car
ries Miller’s trombone on all trips.
It and the leader's baton will be
ready for him should he ever return.
Old Miller hits such as “Moon
light Serenade,” “Tuxedo Junc
tion,” “In the Mood” and many
others are standards in the band’s
repertoire, as well as current fav
Partly cloudy with a few light
showers and periods of sunshine to
day and Friday. High today, 65.
By BOB FUNK
Hopes for a clean niillrace grew dimmer this week as both
.the Hu gene Health Board and the City of Springfield expressed
inability to cope with the situation in the immediate future.
Chlorination of sewage-contaminated race waters had been
suggested by Millrace Association President Dr. M. V. Walker
lira meeting held Monday evening, however, the Health
jjucuu ucuueu uennueiy not uo
recommend” chlorination of the
water. Board members felt the
effect of the' chlorine would be
unreliable and expensive.
The board’s report will be
presented to the Eugene City
Council at their meeting next
NO DATE SET
Meanwhile, City Manager Fred
Cheatham of Springfield stated
that he didn’t know “just what
year Springfield will he able to
build its new sewage disposal
Springfield sewage is now being
disposed of in the Willamette River
resulting in the contamination of
the recently re-opened millrace.
The new plant must be built as
soon as possible in order to satisfy
new state requirements.
ENGINEERS TO REPORT
Cheatham explained that “we
are now working on plans for a
sewage disposal plant. Engineers
are surveying the area for location,
and how soon we can afford to
build will hinge on their report.”
Springfield voters approved a
$250,000 revenue bond for sewage
disposal in November, 1941. How
ever, as yet no bonds have been
“First,” declared Cheatham, “we
have to figure out a way to pay
those bonds back. In 1944 we began
to assess each sewage-system user
$5 per year. In January of this
year we raised the rate to $12.
“From these assessments we
have accumulated around $48,500
to date. We anticipate an annual
Men’s living organizations
which will have their Oregana
pictures taken today and to
morrow are as follows:
Today—Sigma Chi and Sigma
Friday—Theta Chi and Lamb
da Chi Alpha.
The pictures are taken at the
Kennel-Ellis studios in down
income of $30,000 from future as
sessments. This is the money that
will be used to construct and main
tain our new sewage disposal sys
Cheatham sounded one note of
optimism in that some engineera
have told him unofficially that
funds now on hand and those in
view will be sufficient to handle
the disposal plant.
This would mean construction
of the plant in the not-too-distant
future. However, the city manager
would not speculate as to any ap
proximate construction date.
Dr. Walker's original suggestion
on clorination had been that some
local group finance the project. He
pointed out that the Millrace As
sociation had sufficient funds in
its own treasurey to chlorinate the
“two-milc-long” water hole. The
Millrace Association has as yet
taken no further action on the
Now in Progress
“Freedom Goes Where the News
That’s the slogan for the 10th
anniversary of National News
paper Week, now in progress and
sponsored by the Newspaper As
sociation Managers, Inc., nation
wide publishers’ organization.
This slogan has set the tone for
a coast-to-coast celebration that
provides newspapers with the op
portunity of taking advantage of
the services of their own industry
and emphasizing their value to the
The week began Oct. 1 and con
Theme for this year’s program is
“Rediscover Your Home Town.’’
Local newspapers are re-selling the
community to its citizens by bring
ing before the public every trade,
industry, and profession which
serves that area.
For the second time an award
will be presented to the newspaper
doing the best job of observing
Draft, Cloud Energy, A/r Combine
To Pound Duckland with Rain, Hail
Up-drafts and down-drafts caused many Ducks.to scurry home
as fast as possible after 11 o’clock Wednesday.
Unstable air and differences in energy in the clouds caused these
drafts, which resulted in the familiar frozen pellets known as hail
Damage caused by the downpour was -limited to knocked-down
walnuts and leaves, clogged -gutters with subsequent rivers to cross,
and some very wet and sorry Webfoots.
The storm, which struck Eugene around noon, was localized in
this immediate vicinity, according to Harlan Rinard, director of the
Eugene weather bureau. Hail storms such as this are unusual for
this part of Oregon, but sometimes occur in the fall and spring,
Rinard said. Occasionally, there may even be one in summer.