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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 9, 1950)
Talk of a silver thaw in Eu
I gene subsided Sunday as wea
ther forecasters predicted a
mixture of rain and snow for
the area today and Tuesday but
added that it wasn’t cold
enough to give the city a coat
ing of ice.
The prediction was for
cloudy skies, rain or snow, or
both, with a low temperature
of 30 this morning and a high
of 38 this afternoon. For the
record the Weather Bureau
said “there’s not too much possi
bility of a silver thaw here in the
Main disruption caused by Sat
urday’s storm was the outage of
power facilities in most of the city
. in the early morning hours. A Eu
Igene Water and Electric Board
pTokesman said this was due to
licing of a 66,000 volt power line be*
ween here and Leaburg. The out
ige occurred in various parts of
he city between 5 and 7 a.m. Sat
The ice caused grounding of the
iigh line causing a reduction in the
mount of power reaching Eugene,
he spokesman said'.
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
I Company reported no widespread
breakdown of telephone service
id thin the city although there were
solated instances of telephone dis
A total of three inches of precipi
ation for a 42-hour period begin
: ing at 12:01 a.m. Friday and end
; ig at 6 p.m. Sunday was recorded
II the Mahlon Sweet Airport wea
1 her office. Most precipitation fell
i s a mixture of rain and snow Fri
day evening and Saturday morn
IVI AJjB V
A total of 1.21 inches were re
orded Friday, .77 inches Saturday,
,nd .02 Sunday as of 6 p. m. The
ain and snow mixture began fal
rg shortly after 6 Sunday evening.
The storms during the weekend
pproached this area from the
Western Washington coast.
A weather forecaster, in denying
e probability of a silver thaw,
Isaid they were caused by warm air
aloft and cold air on the ground,
lS£foich results in the rain freezing
fcs soon as it strikes a surface. He
added that it wasn’t cold enough on
jthe surface to cause freezing.
Eugene police Sunday reported
3o automobile accidents attribu
te to the weather during the
Although Eugene was scheduled
1 >r mixed rain and snow today and
r uesday, areas of higher elevation
were in for heavy snow. The Mc
Kenzie Pass was completely closed
to traffic. State police said chains
were necessary on the Willamette
Pass from McCredie Springs east.
Traffic was completely blocked
from Dunsmuir to Redding Califor
nia with no detours, according to
state police. Cars going south were
being rerouted to the coast high
way at Grants Pass.
Larson Gets Post
On 'Old Oregon'
Lorna Larson, sophomore in
pre-journalism, was appointed
associate editor of Old Oregon,
alumni magazine, Saturday by
Editor Jim Wallace.
Miss Larson worked last year
on the alumni magazine, and is
also a desk editor, chief night edi
tor. and reporter for the Emerald.
Ducats on Sale
Now in Co-op
Tickets for the annual Marriage
and the Family lecture series go on
sale today at the Co-op. Sales are
limited to 200 tickets.
One 50 cent ticket will admit
any student to the four lectures
given each Tuesday evening start
ing Jan. 17.
Dr. Lester A. Kirkendall, associ
ate professor of family life edu
cation at Oregon State College,
will deliver all four lectures. Each
address will last approximately an
hour and will be followed by a
SEVERAL TOPICS INCLUDED
Topics for the series include
“How Do You Know It's Love?”
Jan. 17; “Making Courtship and
Engagement Count,” Jan. 24;
“Premarital Sex Standards,” Jan.
31; “Understanding the Other
Sex,” Feb. 7.
Dr. Kirkendall has given a simi
lar series at' Oregon State under
the title of “Looking Forward to
The speaker was recommended
to the YWCA sophomore commis
sion and the YMCA Campus
Affairs committee, co-sponsors of
the series, by the University of
Illinois Inter-Fraternity Council.
During the war he served as a
consultant for school sex educa
tion programs, and also taught a
course in Preparation for Marriage
and Family Life for American
servicemen at the Army Univer
sity in Florence, Italy.
KIRKENDALL ALSO AUTHOR
For three years he served as
Director of the Association for
Family Living in Chicago, work
ing with marriage problems and
Dr. Kirkendall has also auth
ored several publications, includ
ing “What It Takes to be Popu
lar,” “Understanding Sex,” - “Dat
ing Days,” and “Sex Adjustments
of Young Men.”
Speakers scheduled tentatively
in the University Lecture Series
have been listed by Rudolph Ernst,
professor of English, and chairman
of the series.
Dr. George Gaylord Simpson of
the American Museum of Natural
History in New York, will speak
Jan. 24, on the effect of geology
and evolution in developing the
animals of Latin America.
Among other speakers are Dr.
Edgar Salin, professor of political
economy at the University of
Basel in Switzerland; Dr. R. T.
Ellickson, associate dean of the
graduate school and head of the
physics department, in the Uni
versity of Oregon; Dr. E. S. Wen
gert, head of the pplitical science
department at Oregon; and Ros
coe Pound, American author.
Rabbi Joseph Gitin, Hillel direc
tor at the University of California
i at Berkeley, has been slated to
' speak on the Book of Psalms Apr.
20 and 21.
New Hydrant Installed
On Campus; Water Main
Also Part of Program
By KEN METZLER
I‘irst step in the over-all fire protection program for the Uni
versity campus was the installation of a fire hydrant on the cor
ner of 13th and Kincaid streets last week.
The fire plug was financed by the city of Eugene and installed
b} the Eugene W atei Board. It was placed there to oifer fire pro
tection to Otegon and Condon Halls and the commercial busi
ness establishments in that area.
Work to be done by the Uni
versity or financed by it will be
gin about Felx 1, subject to final
approval of the State Board of
Higher Education. The board
must approve appropriations of
$22,275. Eugene is required to pay
$15,000 for the installation of four
new mains, the replacement of two
old hydrants, and the placement of
two more new ones.
BOARD TO MEET
The state board will meet
Jan. 30 and 31 to decide on the
appropriation of money asked for
by the University.
The campus is presently protec
ted by 31 hydrants (including the
new one) 29 of which are on city
streets and the other two are on
the campus proper.
The University plans to install
10 new fire plugs and replace the
two now existing.
MORE MONEY ASKED
The state board is also asked to
(1) An 8-inch water main ex
tending from Franklin to 13th
(2) An 8-inch main to protect
the Veterans’ Dormitories.
(3) An 8-inch main extending
from 13th Avenue between Chap
man and Johnson around Gerlin
ger, terminating at University
(4) An 8-inch main extending
from 15th Avenue past the PE
building and McArthur Court.
Present plans call for the Uni
versity Physical Plant crew to, dig
all trenches for the mains and fill
them after the pipes are laid.
CITY WILL, PAY
The Eugene Water Board will
install all pipes and hydrants.
Mains to be financed by the city
of Eugene are:
(1) A 12-inch main on 15th
Avenue extending from Alder tc
(2) An 8-inch main extending
in front of McArthur Court oil
(3) A 12-inch main on 15th Ave
nue from Agate to University
(4) An 8-inch main on 14tl
Avenue from Agate to Beecl
Ad Week Starts
At U. O. Today
Advertising Recognition Week,
which begins today in 11 western
states, will be observed on the
campus by Alpha Delta Sigma and
Gamma Alpha Chi, national ad
Designed to acquaint the public
with the functions of advertising
in the business world, the week’s
activities will include special in
terviews and lectures by Richard
G. Montogmery, Portland adver
Advertising 'Recognition Week
is sponsored by the Advertising
Association of the West, which
includes all advertising clubs in
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Students Discharged; Cut Brings
Explanation From Food Director
Fourteen student employees at
the Veterans Commons returned
to school this term "to find them
selves out of the jobs they held
"The cut in the number of stu
dent employees,” said H. P. Barn
hart, dormitory foods director,
“was made necessary by the drop
in the number of students eating
at the Commons this term.”
The students were not given
notice that they were to be let go,
and some thought the firings
stemmed from last term's food
fracas. Many said they had signed
the petition circulated in Novem
ber criticizing the food at the
Barnhart said there was no
connection between the two inci
“We are also moving some ol
the permanent help to Carson Hal
when that dining room is in opera
tion, and we may be able to give
some of these students jobs there,’
Elbert M. Nelson, student super
visor of students at the Commons
said that the cafeteria is now
serving about 600 persons as con
trasted with an average of about
750 last term. One cause of thf
drop is that the Sigma Phi Epsi
lon men moved back into theii
fraternity house late last term
The house was damaged by fire
last summer, and the men had beer
living at the Veterans' Dormi
The cut in student employee!
! leaves 39 students working out o:
| a previous 53.
Win First 51-48
By Sam Fidman
Emerald Sports Editor
Oregon’s one-night bubble
burst Saturday night at McAr
thur Court as the Washington
State Cougars salvaged an even
split in their two game stand
Saturday by slapping a 54-46
defeat on John Warren’s Web
A packed house was lured to
the Igloo after the Ducks scor
ed a 51-48 win Friday night
over the Cougars. They came to
see the impossible reoccur Sat
urday, and saw a glimmer of hope
when Will Urban rejoined the
squad after missing the first scrap
because of the death of his father.
But the impossible did' not come
SOWERS HITS 16
Paul Sowers, who paced the Ore
gon first night triumph with 15
points, upped his ante to 16 for Sat
urday's fray—but to no avail. The.
Webfoots seared the twine for a
.404 shooting average Friday; the
following night they hit for .296.
Thereby hangs the tale.
Ted Tappe, who was named to
the junior college All-American
last year after racking up a 19
point per game average with Olym
pic Junior College, provided the
punch that Washington State lack
ed in the first game.
DEFENSE HOT FRIDAY
A scrappy Oregon defense kept
WSC plays to a minimum of effec
tiveness Friday, with the exception
of Easy Gene Conley’s work from
the center slot. The Cougars solved
their problem with a scintillating
outside attack Saturday. Tappe op
ened' up the defense when he picked
up four long field goals and a gift
toss for a nine point evening.
Conley was high point man for
the night with 17 markers. His 39
points made him the top scorer for
the series, and stepped up his 14.5
point per game average for WSC
(Contined on Sports Page)
First Monday Paper
Today’s Emerald comes out
in the first Monday edition since
long before the war. This edition
will replace the Saturday Em
erald which has been discontin
ued until further notice.
Approximately 5,389 students
had enrolled in the University for
winter term courses by Saturday
noon, with about 175 registering
on that day.
Winter term registration will
officially end at noon Saturday,
Students who failed to complete
registration Saturday will be as
sessed a late fee of $5.