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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1950)
Queen for a Day Flies to MBS Program
HOLLYWOOD, (UP)—A small
girivate plane battled through
snowstorms fro m, Wenatchee,
Wash., Thursday in an effort to
get a housewife here in time to
compete for $35,000 in prizes on
a radio show.
Mrs. Helen Burton of Wenatchee
was one of five national finalists
scheduled to compete for the prizes
and the title “Queen of America”
• on tomorrow’s “Queen for a Day”
When the weather grounded
| commercial airliners from the
| Northwest, the Mutual Broadcast
ing System chartered pilot Dean
! Schuler and his twin-engine Cess
' na to fly Mrs. Burton out of snow
! hound Washington. They took off
: late today.
| “The pilot said he’d get here
I tonight, but we know that's being
j very optimistic,"a network spokes
man said. “We just hope they get
here for tne snow tomorrow.
The spokesman said Washington
lumberjacks and apple farmers
had promised to build flare fires
along the plane’s route to help
guide it south.
Monday Last Day
For Drive Petitions
Petitions for chairmanship of the
campus March of Dimes drive
must be turned in by 4 p.m. Mon
day to Gretehen Grondahl at Delta
Delta Delta or at the Emerald
Annual Requests Lists
All living organizations should
turn in names of their members to
the Oregana office by Jan. 10,
Larry Davidson, editor, requested.
The names should include mem
bers not living in, and should be
alphabetized by classes, he said.
116-year-old NewYork Sun
Receives Second Billing
NEW YORK, (UP)—The combined New York World-Telegram
and The Sun appeared on news stands for the first time yesterday.
Only two major changes appeared in the format of the front page
of the original Woriu-Telegram. The historic Sun title, in its familiar
Old English type and with the emblem of a rising sun, was centered
beneath the World-Telegram title line.
Sale of the 116-year-old Sun to the World-Telegram, a Scripps
Howard newspaper, was announced yesterday.
The new paper said in an editorial that it was “neither boastful
nor elated” when the first edition of the combined paper went to
“On the contrary, we are a bit humbled by the increased responsi
bilities to a greatly enlarged audience,” the editorial said. “For 23
years, first with the Telegram and later with the World-Telegram,
we have worked in the shadow and tradition of Pulitzer and Scripps.
Today we fall heir to the traditions of another titan of American
journalism, Charles A. Dana, who raised the Sun from comparative
obscurity to world fame.”
The newspaper said that in it’s “more serious moods” it would
remember the “importance” of news.
Visits Arizona Desert
TUCSON, ARIZ.— (UP)—The
Pima County sheriff's office today
was probing the mystery of a car
found on the desert near here with
its back wheels suspended on cac
tus and its motor racing 70 miles
In backtracking, deputies estab
lished that the car left the road,
struck a mailbox, knocked down
a sign, and turned several tight
spirals before heading into the
The car was stolen from a park*
ing lot last night.
Cothrell Requests News
University Religious Council or
ganizations are asked to submit
Emerald information to Frank
Cothrell, Westminster House, by 12
Thursday the week preceeding pub
can be FATAL /
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12 200 pedestrians were killed by automobiles lastyear—1,340 more than tfr«
year before. Two out of every three violated traffic laws or_committed_unsalffi
acts which contributed to their deaths/
And believe it or not—many of these fatal accident's actually Happened
less than six feet from the curb—only.a step or two from safety!
Between intersection accidents accounted for more than one-third of all
pedestrian fatalities last year. These victims carelessly rushed out from bei
hind parked cars, or simply jaywalked themselves into traffic—and death?
Others even ignored the safety of lights and.traffic officers at intersections
to save a few seconds—and lost their lives*
Never take safety for granted. Cross at intersections within the cross*
walks. Wait for the light or the policeman’s whistle. Be alert for the incon
siderate driver making a right turn, or the reckless one beating a light. On
open highways, allow for the speed of approaching cars.’ Walk to. the left
Whenever you cross, look both ways. One step can be fataU