Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 06, 1950, Page 3, Image 3

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    Been Featured in Hometown Paper?
Campus News Bureau Takes Blame
Ever worked on 'a dance committee here at the University
and had it turn up in your hometown newspaper even before
you’d written home about it?
That's part of the work of the University news bureau, head
ed by Mrs. Josephine Moore and her staff of five.
The news bureau, started by Oregon graduate George God
frey 19 years ago, fills three rooms in the southwest basement
corner ox jonnson Hall—perhaps
three of the busiest rooms you’d
find on the Oregon campus. Seven
typewriters and two telephones
help keep it that way.
All University news crosses Mrs.
Moore’s desk. From there it goes
to one of 135 Oregon newspapers,
to an out-of-state paper, or per
haps to one of eight Portland and
Eugene radio stations.
What’s it like to run an office
serving that many demands for
“It’s mostly telephone calls, with
a little of Grand Central Station
thrown in,” Mrs. Moore, with the
bureau for six years, will tell you.
The news bureau maintains a
3 super-efficient file system. A large
file for ea'ch year holds carbons of
all stories sent out. Another one
keeps clippings of newspaper
stories printed from news bureau
copy. A third is a card file of Uni
versity students. That’s where the
information for the “home towns”
—small personal items sent to the
student’s home town newspaper—
is found.
Since a majority of University
students are from Portland and Eu
gene, much of the news goes to the
Oregonian, the Oregon Journal,
and the Register-Guard. But news
bureau stories cross the Pacific to
Hawaii, too.
“Foreign newspapers aren’t on
our list, however,” Mrs. Moore
says. “We’ve found that just isn’t
For Juniors
“Junior Year in Munich,” a for
eign study program for student:
in their third year, will be re
opened in the school year of 1950
51, according to word receivec
from German Junior Year, Inc.
The program provides for a pre
liminary period of intensive lang
uage work before school opens, as
well as special courses and selectee
courses in the University of Mu
Tuition, and board and room are
covered by the fee of $1,378, anc
the organization advises students
to allow $20 to $30 per month foi
spending money. Roundtrip froir
New York is said to cost aboul
Inquiries may be addressed tc
Junior Year in Munich, Amalienstr
54, Munich 13. Application blanks
will be available in February, anc
will be returnable in April. Foi
air-mail replies, 15 cents in U.S
stamps should be enclosed.
FOR RENT — Single sleeping
rooms for men, $22.50 per month
or $60.00 per term. 1387 Onys
(across from Straub Hall) Ph
5-3833. 7
WANTED—U. of O. couple to dc
light housework for nice room
and board. 5-5222. 7
LOST—Black corde purse. Cal
Lou Weston, 4-6021, Delta Zeta
Reward. 5E
FOR SALE—1947 Buick custom
convertible to highest bidder
Call Jack Baldwin, Sederstrom
hall, room 215. 5(
LOST—Pair flesh colored glasses
in Side. Bob Kittilson, 4-2245
SALE—3 ping pong tables, fail
condition. Folding type, easilj
stored. See at University YM
CA, 1240 Kincaid. 5<
RENT—Room and board for i
students with car. Breakfast
dinner, room, $60. 1486 E 25th
« phone 4-2731. 5<
Marriage Series
Begins Jan. 17
A series of four lectures dealing
with marriage and the family will
be given here starting Jan. 17 by
Dr. Lester Kirkendahl, professor
of family relations at Oregon
State College.
The series, presented by the
Sophomore Commission of the
YWCA, and the YMCA Campus
Affairs Committee, will be held
Tuesday nights at 7 in room 3
Fenton. Tickets for the series cost
50 cents and will be on sale in the
Co-op Monday through Friday.
Ticket sales are limited to 200.
Dr. Kirkendahl was recom
mended to the University by the
Interfraternity Council of the Uni
versity of Illinois. He has lectured
extensively throughout the Mid
The topics of Dr. Kirkendahl’s
lectures will be announced later.
Ancient Maya
Exhibit Planned
For University
A photographic study of Ancient
l Maya will be exhibited on the Ore
gon campus Jan. 10-22 according
to M. R. Sponenburgh, assistant
professor of art.
Prepared by the editors of Life
magazine, the exhibition is spon
sored locally by the School of
Architecture and Allied Arts.
The 30 large photographic pan
els have been assembled from sev
eral hundred photographs made by
Dimitri Kessey on his Life assign
ment in Central America. They
form a detailed pictorial review
of the archaelogical remains of
Maya civilization, documenting the
districts of Copan, Palenque, Ux
mal, and Chichen Itza, reported
Mr. Sponenburgh.
Mayan civilization, the most
brilliant of pre-Columbian Ameri
ca, flourished in the Yucatan Pen
insula during the fourth to six
teenth centuries of the Christian
era. The ruins, now overgrown by
the jungle, reveal the extraordi
nary refinement of Mayan culture.
Photographs in the exhibit deal
particularly with the architecture
and sculpture of the age.
: An Ohio man tried to bring a
j 20-year old girl friend to live under
, i the same roof with his wife. Just a
i | fight at heart.
News stories are sent out by
mail, except for the Register
Guard’s. That copy must be down
town by noon to meet the dead
Mailed copy goes in envelopes
marked “News — Please Rush.”
When it’s old, it’s not news, and the
bureau is well aware of this. Oc
casionally big stories are wired.
“Working in conjunction with us
is the University photography bu
reau just across the hall,” Mrs.
Moore explains. Glossy prints are
often sent to the Portland and Eu
gene papers along with news copy.
The smaller papers get mats, but
news in this case must be of state
wide interest.
•“One thing a newcomer has to
get used to,” Mrs. Moore says, “is
our constantly-ringing phone. Peo
ple call here for all sorts of odd in
formation which is usually handled
by another University depart
Next time the phone jangled, she
picked it up, then shrugged. “That’s
an example,” she said. “How would
I know what house presidents are
to wear for their photographs ?”
Probably the news bureau is
strikingly similar to any small
newspaper office. The difference is
that Mrs. Moore and' her staff con
tribute not to one paper, but to
many, ranging in size from the Ore
gonian to the smallest weekly.
The pace is the same—there are
deadlines to meet, beats to cover,
stories to write, typewriters to be
pounded. In any event, the staff
strives to work with speed and ac
And the telephone rings on and
Religious Events [
Open house will be held at the
Christian Student House following
the Oregon-Washington State bas
ketball games both Friday and
Saturday evenings. Refreshments
and folk games are on the pro
Three students who attended
the conference held at Des Moines,
Iowa, this past vacation will lead
the Sunday evening discussion
group. Miss Jan Hood, in charge
of the evening program, announced
that the theme will be “New Trail
ways for 1950.”
The Westminster Student Foun
dation on the campus will present
a discussion on the various reli
gions of the world. Student Presi
dent Ben Lyon is in charge of the
meeting in the absence of Rev.
Thom Hunter, foundation director.
Chapel services will be held at
Westminster House next Wednes
day noon from 12:30 to 12:45. On
Friday of next week, the group
will go on a joint retreat with the
Westminster groups from Oregon
State College and the University
of Washington. The retreat will be
held at Camp Magruder and all
students interested are invited to
contact Ben Lyon or Frank Coth
rell at Westminster House.
Wesley Foundation, Methodist
student center, will be host to.
students Friday night after the
basketball game at the first open
house of the new term.
Features of the open house will
be dancing, games, singing, and
Sunday evening, Wesley will
hear reports from its delegates to
the National Methodist Student.
Conference held at Urbana, 111., in
December. Delegates were Bob
Kingsbury, June Kelso, Jax Baker,
and Gordon Burtner. Theme of the
conference and the Sunday eve
ning forum is “The Christian Use
of Power in a Secular World.”
A buffet supper will be served
at 5:15 p.m. and a chapel service
at 6 p.m.
Canterbury Club will sponsor a
"Feast of Lights” at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday. All interested students
may attend the annual event, held
at the Episcopal Church on 13th
and Pearl streets.
Plymouth House will have open
house Friday night after the bas
ketball game.
Documentary Film
Slated Wednesday
“Kukon,” a documentary film,
will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. in
207 Chapman next Wednesday
evening. “China,” a “March o f
Time,” and a short subject will be
shown along with the main fea
This term the movie series, spon
sored by the Student Union, will
be open only to University stu
dents and faculty members.
Magazine Publishes
Article by Pomeroy
An article by E. S. Pomeroy,
associate professor of . history, ap
peared in the December issue of
the Wisconsin Magazine of His
The article, titled “Wisconsin in
1847” was edited and transcribed
by Pomeroy from notes in the
diary of a Western traveler dur
ing that year.
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