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.” (Please turn to page eight) 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 (Please turn to page eight) 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.