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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 18, 1949)
Gates Open at Noon
Student gates will open at 12
noon Saturday for the Home
coming football game, instead
of 11 a.m., as previously an
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1949
Widening 13th street, improving
campus lighting, fixing crumbling
sidewalks, rezoning. The newly
formed University District Civic
Club plans to tackle all these proj
Sixty-three merchants and pro
fessional men, including University
Co-op manager G. L. Henson, at
tended an organizational meeting
at the College Side Inn Tuesday
evening to discuss forming the
University district chamber o f
“Campus organizations like
Lambda Chi Alpha, who want re
zoning regulations so they can buy
a house on University street, need
the backing of an organization like
the Civic Club when they present
their appeal to the city council,”
Dr. Clifford Clarke, acting chair
man of the organization, said.
The Civic Club plans action on
district cleanup, attracting more
businesses to the University dist
rict, helping agitate for rezoning
legislation, better street lighting,
publicity for the district and spec
ial projects like Christmas decora
tions in the campus area.
The University, University or
ganizations, the Millrace Associa
tion, and other local improvement
groups will get the support of the
club, Dr. Clarke stressed.
The organization has no con
nection with the Eugene Chamber
of Commerce, according to Dr.
Clarke. Only three of the local
businessmen who attended the or
ganizational meeting belong to the
“Last year these local members
were assessed $10 for Christmas
decorations in the city, but none
of these decorations were put in
the campus area,” Dr. Clarke said.
The club, which hopes to organ
ize most of the business and pro
fessional men in the area, will
meet Dec. 14 to select officers and
complete adoption of the consti
tution and bylaws.
^. Tapping of new members by
Friars and Druids, senior and jun
ior men's honoraries, will be fea
tured during intermission of Satur
day night's Homecoming dance.
Theme of the annual dance is
“One Touch of Tomorrow.’’ Futur
istic decorations in black and
white, utilizing black light, will
portray the theme.
Balloons will cascade from the
ceiling of McArthur Court at some
time during the evening, accord
ing to Jerry Smith, chairman.
On the bandstand for the second
* time at the University will be Will
Osborne and his orchestra. They
played for Junior Weekend in 1948.
“Slide Music,” the earmark of
Osborne's style, is combined with
smooth, rhythmic music. A com
poser and vocalist, he has appeared
in motion pictures and on radio
programs, such as the Fitch Band
wagon and Abbott and Costello.
Music will begin at 9 p.m. Sat
urday night and continue to mid
night. Short silks for women and
suits for men are in order.
Admission price for the dance is
$2.40 a couple. Tickets are avail
able in the Co-op and through
representatives in men’s houses.
Ann Darby, dance ticket chair
man, asks that representatives in
living organizations turn in tick
ets to her at the Pi Beta Phi house
, by i p.m. today.
U.O. Set for Annual Alumni Invasion
As Weekend Agenda Is Completed
To Rend Nighf;
Air-compressors and lung power
will combine tonight to give Eu
gene several moments of unre
strained “whoopie” as the annual
Homecoming noise parade pro
gresses down Thirteenth street.
Leading the throng will be Ore
gon’s band, which may or may
not be heard above the din. Home
coming chairman Willie Dodds,
Queen Marguerite Johns, and the
rally squad will parade between
the band and living organization
Parade chairman Vern Beard
has requested that floats pass
John Straub Hall on their way to
the University - Street starting
‘tThe team is going to be at
Straub,” Beard explained, “and
we would like to have them see
the floats.” Floats must be in
place at McArthur Court not later
than 6:50 p.m,;. living organiza
tions will take their places accord
ing to a number system.
Route of the parade will be
down University to Thirteenth, and
across the campus past the judg
ing stand at the Lemon “O.”
Judges include V. P. Morris, Dean
of the School of Business Admini
stration; Lt. Col. J. H. Cunning
ham of the local ROTC unit; J. C.
Stovall, professor of geography;
and R. D. Clark, Assistant Dean of
the College of Liberal Arts.
Immediately following the par
ade, the bonfire will be ignited on
the intramural field behind Mc
Materials fcr the fire were gath
ered by freshmen of men’s living
organizations under the direction
of Herb Lombard, bonfire chair
man. Guarding duties were handled
through the Freshman Inter
To Paint Big 'O'
Two old University traditions
will be carried out Saturday
morning when freshman men
trek to the “O” on Skinner’s
Butte and the Oregon Seal in
front of Villard Hall armed with
scrub brushes and feelings of
Freshmen from each men’s liv
ing organization—two of them—
will scrub and paint the “O.”
Garbed in “suitable” clothing,
they will meet Order of the O '
members Bob Mensor and Lloyd
Hiekok at 8:15 a.m. in front of
Chapman Hall, where transpor
tation will be provided. The “O”
will be painted in the time-hon
ored manner—“a la derriere.”
The Oregon Sea! will be cleaned
by two other freshmen from
each living organization. At 9
a.m. men assigned to this task
will meet Mel Krause in f -ont of
Scrubbing of trophies in Mc
Arthur Court was completed
Friday afternoon by freshmen.
Fire Sirens Add Noise
CHIEF CAUSE FOR ALARM at the Eugene Fire Department are
these pretty co-eds engineering the loan of a fire truck to add to the
confusion at tonight’s noise conflagration. Looking at home on the
pumper are Harriet Vahey, Maribeth Muller, Ann Irwin, and Susan
Bohlman. (Emerald Photo by Gene Rose.)
'Then, Now, Tomorrow' Signs
Prepared for Today's Judging
Signs will appear on University
living organization lawns and walls
today depicting various interpre
tations of the 1950 Homecoming
slogan, “Oregon—Then, Now and
Tomorrow,” with the opening of
the annual sign contest.
Judging will begin at 5 p.m.,
with winners announced and
awards presented at tonight’s vari
ety show in McArthur Court.
Signs will be judged on four
main points. These are originality,
effort, impressiveness, and adher
ence to the Homecoming theme.
Judges are Loy Rowling, vice-pres
ident of the First National Bank
and the Oregon Dads' Club; C. A.
Swarts, Lane County sheriff; S.
T. Ford, assistant professor of bus
iness administration; Donald Boyd,
graduate assistant in art; and Sid
ney W. Little, dean of the school
of architecture and allied arts.
New rotation trophies, now on 1
display in the Co-op, will be given
as first prizes in men's and wom
en’s divisions. Second and third
prizes, contributed by Eugene busi
nesses, will also be awarded in
An expense limit of $30 has been
set on the signs. Living organiza
tions must turn in itemized lists
of contest expenses to committee
members by 12 noon today. Houses
failing to submit lists or observe
the limit will be automatically dis
qualified, according t o Steve
Church, sign contest chairman.
Friday, November 18th—
1:00 - 9:00 p.m.—Registration at Johnson Hail and Eugene and
5:00 p.m.—Sign Contest Judging.
6:45 p.m.—Noise Parade.
7:45 p.m.—Bonfire, Practice Athletic Field.
8:30 p.m.—Variety Show, McArthur Court.
Saturday, November 19tli—
8:30 a.m.—Frosh Traditions: painting of “O,” Skinner's Butte:
scrubbing Seal in front of Villard.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.—Registration at Johnson Hall and Eugene
and Osburn Hotels.
11:00 a.m—General meeting, Oregon Alumni Association, Johnson
11:30 a.m.—Homecoming Barbecue Luncheon, McArthur Court.
1:30 p.m.—Pre-game ceremonies, Order of “O” March, Hayward
2:00 p.m.—Oregon vs. Oregon State, Hayward Field.
4:30 p.m.—After-game Reception, Veterans’ Memorial Building,
1626 Willamette Street.
6:00 p.m.—Dinners at living organizations.
9:00 p.m.—Homecoming Dance, McArthur Court, Will Osborne and
In Seven Acts
Seven student acts and an-*
nouncement of winners of campus
Cleanup, sign contest, and noise
parade are on the slate for to
night’s variety show in McArthur
Court about an hour after tho
bonfire, say’s Bob Nelson, variety
“Now” is the show’s theme,
taken from the Homecoming slo
gan, “Oregon—Then, Now, and
Tomorrow,” and featuring the tal
ent of today. Interspersed between
acts, yells will be led by Rally
King Jim Crismon and rally squad
Radio station KOAC will carry
a half-hour of tonight's show,
from 8:45 to 9:15. Chairman Nel
son has asked that students hus
tle to McArthur Court after the
bonfire to supply background
Acts and personnel, to be intro
duced by Nelson who will be mas
ter of ceremonies, are as follows:
Kappa Sigma quartet, featur
ing a “couple of new songs,” by
Dick Shirley, Has Haight, Harry
Jester, and Bill Monroe, an ATO
who got into the act.
Lambda Chi Alpha will present
a piano duet by Jim Crakes and
Pi Phi trio will present songs by
Davida Riddle, Roberta Tussing',
and Ann Gillenwaters.
Four numbers, including a hula,
will be the contribution of Hui O
Kamaaina members Louie Santos,
Julie Beth Perkins, George Hend
rickson, George Kekuna, and Kihei
A question mark contingent
from Theta Chi, under leadership
of Jack Faust, will present a skit.
Delta Tau Delta Fred Schneiter
and ATO Gay Norton will alternate
patter and ukelele music.
Jack Weaver, Stan Ray Hall, ac
robatic contortionist, will contort
Five Stunts Set
For Card Section
Special admittance cards and
student athletic cards will be re
quired for entrance into the flash
card section of Saturday’s game,
chairman Jerry Kinersley announc
Living organizations will be
seated together in the 475-man sec
tion. Men will wear white shirts
and rooters’ lids; the lids will
form a huge “O” visible from the
grandstand across the field.
The section, between the 40 and
50 yard lines just south of the
band, will be roped off and re
served until 1 p.m.
Five stunts are slated for half
time entertainment, Kinersley stat
ed. Spelled out in various colors
will be “Hi OAC”; the Homecom
ing slogan, “Oregon- -Then, Now,
and Tomorrow”; “Hi Alums”; a
big “O”; and an Oregon duck.