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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1950)
Visiting Capetown Librarian Says
'Africa Was Never Like This!'
A librarian from Cape Town,
South Africa, now on an eight
month tour of foreign countries,
figures that the University of Ore
gon is fortunate, that the United
States is stimulating, and that his
-native town never had weather
He’s R. F. M. Immelnian, Uni
versity Librarian and Director of
the School of Librarianship at the
University of Cape Town, who is
on a lengthy tour investigating
the role of the modern library to
day under a grant awarded by the
Carnegie Corporation. His wife is
accompanying him and also is
looking into women’s adult educa
tion work while here. Immelman
will end his 4-day visit to Eugene
on Thursday when he leaves on a
junket that carries him from
Salem to Seattle and up through
A Columbia University gradu
ate, he is very much interested in
the University library here, parti
cularly its audio-visual services.
He intends to assimilate all the
modern library techniques into
what he hopes will be improved
library standards in South Africa.
The Immelmans have been on
the go now for six months, and at
the conclusion will have visited
England, Scotland, Holland, the
three Scandinavian countries, and
This is Immelman’s first trip to
the West Coast and his wife's first
trip to the U.S.A.
“But,” according to Mrs. Immel
man, “we never have storms and
snow like this in Cape Town.”
They stated that the South,
which they recently left, reminded
them greatly of South Africa, par
ticularly the mixed population and
the plant growth.
As for America, “It’s just like
South Africa, only more advanced.
Entertainment? South Africans
love cinemas, baseball, and the
musical hit ‘Oklahoma’.”
However, there is certainly one
difference. In South Africa people
go by their initials and not by
their given name.
So R. F. M. Immelman really is
Rene Ferdinand Malan Immelman.
Religious Evaluation Week
Committee Heads Named
Committee chairmen for this
year’s Religious Evaluation Week,
Feb. 12 to 16, were named by
Chairman Bob Kingsbury Tuesday.
All committee heads will meet
with Kingsbury at 4 p.m. Thurs
day, Westminster House.
Chairmen named include general
secretary, Mary Griffiths; fire
sides, Herb Nill and Mary Stadel;
man; publicity, Gretchen Gron
dahl; program, Bob Hasson; lun
cheons, Ellen Stone.
Morning worship, Gordon Burt
ner; promotion, Ed Neuenfeldt;
personnel, Pat Williams Brooks;
opening meeting, Frank Cothrell;
personal interviews, Ben Lyons.
Major addresses, Jean Burgess;
hospitality, Mary Nelson; campus
opinion, Gerry Smith; book table,
Edwina Shockley; fellowship sup
per, George Debell.
Principal speaker for this year’s
events will be Charles W. Gilkey,
nationwide lecturer and former
dean of the University of Chicago
To Be Located Here;
Eugene has been selected dis
trict headquarters for seven coun
ties in the forthcoming 1950 cen
sus, it was announced Tuesday by
Ray M. Feves, district supervisor.
Mr. Feves, who has just re
turned from a week's conference
in Seattle where plans and opera
tions for the 17th decennial census
were discussed, is in the process
of setting up the office which is
located on the second floor of the
JOBS FOB STUDENTS
University students who are in
terested' in procuring work as enu
merators and who can devote a
minimum of eight hours a day to
the job may submit their applica
tions to the Armory office.
“Citizenship, a high school edu
cation, and passing a simple exam
ination are all the requirements
necessary for the census taker,
Mr. Feves said.
He added that students' wives
are especially being considered for
clerical work. This help is already
HIKING TO START IN MARCH
The primary job of the office
now is organizing personnel, crew
leaders and enumerators: conduc
ting publicity, and interviewing
applicants for jobs. Most of the
hiring will stmt in March in prep
aration for the census, which will
last through April.
Work in March will mainly con
cern training of office clerks, field
crew lenders and enumerators, and
the mapping and surveying of
areas. Numeration districts in
each of the seven counties will
vise be established as part of the
More than 350 persons will be
employed throughout the district
>nd will cover five fields in the
April survey population, housing,
agriculture, irrigation, and drain
Fire protection plans for the
University were another step near
er completion Monday night when
the Eugene City Council and the
W a t e r and Electric Board ap
proved installation of new mains
and hydrants along campus
Water Board costs for the mains
will be approximately $15,000,
while hydrants to be financed by
the city will be $810.
The overall protection plan for
the campus will be presented for
approval at the State Board of
Higher Education's meeting Jan.
30-31. Estimated cost of the proj
ect is $22,000.
Tuesday University crews began
the portion of the work which
could be started immediately.
Trenches are being dug for the
Vets' Dorm and Physical Plant
Workmen found the supposed
four-inch main from 13tli Street
to Deady Ilall to be already an
eight-inch main, which the plans
called for. Therefore, they will
now have only to complete the
eight-inch loop to Franklin. An
eight-inch hydrant is also being in
stalled for Deady, replacing the
former four-inch one.
Officials have begun getting bids
on material, so work may begin
immediately if approval is granted
by the state board.
Eos Angeles has devised a sche
me to hold the tourist one day
longer by "getting him into places.
In our experience of LA the real
problem is how to get out of some
Commencement attendance and
wearing apparel will be the chief
items of concern to the faculty at
today’s meeting in Room 3, Fenton
Hall at 4 p.m.
Staff members will clarify the
point of whether or not they can
require themselves to attend com
mencement exercises, and whether
they are expected to wear “proper
academic regalia” when in the
academic procession at commence
This point of confusion has
arisen over ambiguous legislation
passed by the faculty in 1941,
which states “That the University
faculty obligate itself to appear at
commencement exercises dressed
in proper academic regalia.”
Purpose of the motion to be
voted on today is to restate and
clarify this old legislation. The
amendment reads, “That the Uni
versity faculty obligate itself to
wear proper academic regalia
whenever in the academic proces
sion at commencement exercises.”
Correction . . .
Contrary to Tuesday's Emer
ald, the only place new Oregana
orders may be placed Is the Ore
gana oftiee In McArthur Court.
The Booth in the Co-op will take
only late Oregana payments, to
day through Saturday.
Nothing does a better job than
a mirror at showing you who is to
blame for most of your troubles.
Millrace Injunction Filed
On Account of Dirt Fill
A suit for injunction filed
against the city and property own
ers sent the Millrace issue flaring
Complaint was registered hy
Anena M. Stewart against part of
the dirt fill just south of the inter
section of the Millrace and Broad
way. The defendants named were
Elva H. Koke, Thomas I. Chap
man, and Marion Chapman, and
the City of Eugene.
Suit for removal of the dirt fill
was based on the claim that the
plaintiff owns the westerly half
of the Millrace bed to the length
that her land extends north and
south on the banks, and that she
has a vested right to use and en
joy the Millrace itself and to have
water flow by her property.
The Stewart property is on the
southwest corner and the defend
ants’ property on the southeast
corner of the Millrace and Broad
NO RIGHT, CLAIMS
The defendants ran a concrete
conduit pipe under the dirt fill,
allowing water to run under the
fill and the highway, the com
plaint alleges. They did so “with
out having any interest, in or ngui
whatever to the westerly half of
the bed of said stream.”
Water begins to flow into the
conduit just at the south line of
the plaintiff’s property.
The defendants also were alleged
to have intentions of establishing
a business on the space formerly
provided by the Millrace, to the
detriment of the Stewart property.
Possibility of a rezoning which
might allow the establishment of a
business or industry is now being
considered by the planning and
zoning commissions. A petition,
backed by residents in the imme
diate vicinity of the fill, has been
submitted by Koke-Chapman. A
counter petition, also signed by
residents, has been filed by oppo
nents of the rezoning.
The suit asks that the defend
ants be prevented from taking any
further action and to require them
to remove the fill and conduit that
extend along the plaintiff’s prop
The suit was made known to
the City Council Monday night by
John W. Pennington, city attorney.
All Fields of Industry
Affected by Advertising;
Weekend Progrom Set
“Advertising is one of the strong
est forces affecting industry to
day,” Dr. R. D. Millican, assistant
professor of advertising, said Tues
day in a discussion of Advertising
Recognition Week on the campus.
“Few people realize the import
ance of advertising in every field
of industrial activity. Our func
tion during this week is to give
students a picture of what adver
tising does and the part it plays
in the life of the public.”
Dr. Millican is adviser of Alpha
Delta Sigma and Gamma Alpha
Chi, national advertising fraterni
ties, who are sponsoring the week’s
activities on the campus.
Emphasizing that most adver
tising is largely taken for granted,
he pointed out that the public is
largely unaware of the force and
potency of advertising as a sales
Among the “plus values” usually
overlooked in advertising is the
number of newspapers, magazines,
and radio programs it makes pos
sible, insuring a free press and
radio, Millican explained.
“Advertising is the most eco
nomical device we have found to
acquaint the public with goods and
services offered by producers in a
market as widespread as the Uni
ted States,” he continued.
MONTGOMERY TO SPEAK
“Over 5 billion dollars was spent
last year in advertising—about 2)'2
per cent of the national income.
The purpose of Advertising Recog
nition Week is to point out these
facts to the public.”
Advertising Week activities <3t
the campus will include the ap
pearance of Richard G. Montgom
ery, Portland advertiser, on the
campus. He will conduct a round
table discussion on advertising
problems Friday at 4 p.m. in room
103, Journalism. The following day
he will interview advertising sen
iors concerning job possibilities on
the West Coast. .
IN THIS SPACE
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