Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 08, 1949, Image 1

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    n Daily
EMERALD
Fifty-First Year of Publication and Sendee to the University
VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 194!) NUMBER 88
Will Osborne Signs
For Annual Dance
Homecoming Weekend
The “Slide Music” of Will Osborne will be featured at this
year's Homecoming Dance, Nov. 19 in McArthur Court.
Dress for the annual dance will be .short silks, according to
Jerry Smith, dance chairman. Tickets at $2.40 per couple will go
on sale,Wednesday in the Co-op and will be sold in living orga
nizations next week.
Osborne, whose group holds the record of playing more college
proms than any other orchestra, is
known as both orchestra leader and
vocalist. He does a bit of compos
ing, too. His orchestra also holds an
all-time attendance record at the
► Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles.
The composer of “Between 18th
and 19th on Chestnut Street,” stud
ied music in Canada, London, Paris,
and America. His talents have been
presented on stage, screen, radio
and records. His radio sponsors
have ranged from Pebecco Tooth
paste to Abbott and Costello.
A full slate of intermission en
tertainment has been promised by
Chairman Smith for dancers’ en
joyment. .
The Weather...
Cloudy skies and occasional
showers are predicted for Eugene
and vicinity Tuesday by the
weatherman.
Rain is expected late Tuesday
and all day Wednesday.
High temperature for Tuesday
will be 54 degrees.
'Chinese Thinking'
Talk Slated Tonight
“The Chinese Way of Thinking’’
will be the opening talk in the
annual University Lecture Series
this year. Paul S. Dull, associate
professor of political science and.
history, will address an open meet
ing at 8 p.m. today in 207 Chap
man.
Mr.* Dull will discuss Chinese
culture and history in relationship
with our own. He has studied this
problem for many years, and has
traveled throughout China doing
research work.
No admission will be charged.
Chess Club Meeting
The University Chess Club will
meet at 7:30 tonight in 206 Com
merce to discuss plans for the
Chess team.
Phi Eta Sigma
Founder Sees
U.O. Today
Dean Charles M. Thompson,
founder and past president of Phi
Eta Sigma, national honor scholas
tic fraternity for freshman men,
will visit the University campus
today.
Thompson will speak at 7:30
p.m. in Alumni Hall, Gerlinger, to
members of the Oregon chapter of
Phi Eta Sigma. Freshman men
with prep deciles of 8, 9, or 10 are
urged by Henry Panian, chapter
president, to attend.
THOMPSON ON COAST TOUR
Coming here.from Oregon State
College, Thompson will continue a
tour of Pacific coast schools after
leaving the University. Reason for
his trip is to observe activities of
Phi Eta Sigma chapters.
One of the three founders of the
first Phi Eta Sigma chapter, es
tablished on the University of Illi
nois campus, Thompson also served
as national president during 1946
1947. He is professor emeritus of
economics and past dean of the
college of commerce at Illinois.
AUTHOR OF BOORS
Thompson, whose name is found
in the international “Who's Who,”
has published several books. In
cluded among them are “A History
of the United States,” “The Indus
trial State,” “Elementary Read
ings of Economics,” and “Readings
in Economics History.”
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Marguerite Johns Voted Hostess/
Introduced at Portland Game Rally
Marguerite Johns was revealed
as 1949 Homecoming Hostess last
Friday night at the pre-game rally
in Portland’s Paramount Theater.
She was introduced Saturday at
halftime of the Washington game
k by Homecoming Chairman Willie
Dodds.
The brunette Delta Gamma,
chosen from six finalists last week
by student vote, will officially wel
come alumni to the various parts
of this year's Homecoming cele
bration, Nov. 18 and 19.
One of her more unorthodox
functions this year will be arrang
ing two blind dates with the Ore
gana’s late sales drive; she will
draw receipts of two late purchas
ers, one boy and one girl, from a
hat. Their money will be refunded
to finance dates with Betty Co-ed
(Helen Simpson), and Joe College
(Bob Gray).
Miss Johns will welcome alumni
to. the barbecue Saturday and will
be presented at the Plomecoming
dance and the football game.
Besides being Homecoming Hos
tess, Miss Johns is secretary of the
senior class, second vice-president
of the YWCA, and a member of
the Student Publications Board.
French Hall Pictures
Oregana pictures for the Vets
Dorms will be taken this week,
with French Hall scheduled for to
day. The remainder of this week’s
schedule will be released tomorrow
4-bv Associate Editor Ruth Landry.
MARGUERITE JOHNS, who will preside as Homecoming Hostess
during the Homecoming festivities Nov. 17, 18, and 1!). was presented
to Oregon rooters at the Friday night rally in Portland and at the
Oregon-Washington football tussle Saturday.
Thomas L Thomas
To Sing Thursday
In McArthur Court
i homas L. Thomas, \V clsh-Amcrican baritone, will sing' at
McArthur court Thursday night, in the second concert of the
Eugene and University Civic Music Association series.
1 homas, accompanied by Jacob TIanncmann, will present a
program ranging from "La Lanza" by Giacchino Rossini to "Ar
Hyd Y Nos"—a Welsh folksong.
Lorn in Wales, the baritone spent the first eleven years of his
Vandals Dynamite
Skinner's Butte 'O'
Marauders struck the Oregon
O in Skinner’s Butte at 5 a.m. Sun
day, dynamiting the lower left
hand corner and leaving behind
smears of orange paint.
Eugene police immediately re
ceived reports from all over town
of a loud explosion. The origin was
finally located but the culprits had
left no evidence and there are no
suspects, the Police Department
said Monday.
The damage was called slight,
as only a small portion of the O
was destroyed by the explosion.
Co-op Places
Books on Sale
“The Co-op Book Sale, which be
gan with 500 special purchase
books, was a fairly successful ven
ture, financially, and a wonderful
one as far as good will goes,” ac
cording to G. L. Hensen, Co-op
manager.
Of the 500 books, most of them
, were, fiction, with a small quantity
of art remainders. The books were
purchased by special order by the
Co-op and put on sale Wednesday
morning at 35 cents apiece or 3
for one dollar. Many of the fiction
books are former “Book of the
Month’’ club selections, such as
Robert Standish’s “Mr. On Loong”
and MacKinlay Kantor’s “Midnight
Lace”.
The sale will continue until the
remaining books are sold.
S.U. Plan Heard
By U.O. Council
A general summation by Direc
tor Dick Williams of the Student
Union situation and brief progress
j reports on three projects were
, heard by the ASUO Executive
j Council in its regular meeting
Monday night.
| Trial and error will determine
i what method of Student Union dir
ection is best at the University of
Oregon, Williams stated. The Stu
dent Union Board is now in the
process of organizing itself, with
the general idea at the moment to
take over rather completely the
Student Union building and its
functions.
Renewal of Thursday assemblies
will not be possible until spring
term at the earliest, according to
investigations made by Junior Rep- I
resentative Anita Holmes. I
A check with Registrar Clifford
Constance revealed that a morn
ing time for the assemblies, which
would involve not scheduling any
classes for that hour, is virtually
impossible. However, an afternoon
period on-Tuesday or Thursday
might be worked out, but not until
spring term because winter term
time schedules have already been
established.
“Hot boxes” for suggestions and J
criticisms of student government j
should be up on the campus next
week, according to sophomore rep-!
resentative Ron Brown.
Brown has had a sample box j
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me uk;ic. iic uxuvtu et illuaiucU,
background from his family, who
were music-loving Welsh people.
When the Thomas family migrated
to Scranton, Pennsylvania, Thomas
L. Thomas began a career some
what different from his present
one. He worked as art assistant
executive in an engineering firm.
He deserted the engineering of
fice for the music field, and became
successful on the concert stage and
radio.
Thomas has starred in such radio
shows as “Manhattan Merry-Go
Round,'’ The Firestone Program,
‘The Family Hour," the "Chicago
Theater of the Air,” and “Carnegie
Hall.”
As recitalist and guest artist, he
lias appeared with the New York
Philharmonic, and the Indianap
olis, N.B.C., and Detroit Sympho
nies.
Included in the Thursday pro
gram will be a group of Welsh,
folk songs. More sophisticated mu
sic will dominate the earlier part
of the prdgram. Jacob Hannemann
will perform a group of pieces by
Robert Schumann.
Oregano Offers
Betty, Joe Dates
In Sales Drive
A date with Betty Co-ed, Helen
Simpson, and Joe. College, Bob
Gray, will be won by a male and
female student during the Oregana
annual late sales drive, announced
Bill Lance, promotion chairman.
The Homecoming Hostess will
draw winners from a basket of
late sales receipts at the Home
coming game.
Winners will also get free Ore
ganas. The purchase price will be
refunded.
Last year more than 100 stu
dents failed to receive yearbooks
because they wanted to place ord
ers after the Oregana was already
in print.
Students arc reminded by Jim
Sanders, Oregana business mana
ger, that if they choose to pay $2
or $1 down on an Oregana reser
vation they will be given an oppor
tunity to complete the $6 full pay
ment during the winter term reg
istration. A special booth will be
set up for their convenience by the
Oregana staff January 1 to 15.
Sanders stressed the fact that
all campus living organizations can
reserve a house copy by returning
the order card mailed to them last
week. House salesmen for the men
and the women will receive a free
book for their efforts during the
late sales period.
Petition Deadline
Petitions for general chairman
and committee heads for the an
nual Associated Women Students
Charity Party are due at 5 p.m,
Wednesday to Marie Lombard at
the Delta Delta Delta house.
Purpose of the party, scheduled
this year for Dec. 3, is to collect
and distribute Christmas gifts and
necessities to needy Eugene fami
lies.
Committee chairmanships open
include decorations, program, dis
tribution, food, and publicity.