Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 28, 1950, Image 1

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Here's How
To Survive
Winter Perils
Friend ambushed friend, and
foul play and skulduggery were
the order of the day Friday as a
new snowfall turned out to be a
lot different from the last—this
snow packed into keen snowballs.
Guerilla warfare was rampant
(whatever that means), as grin
ning fiends armed with snowballs
popped out from behind cars and
buildings, lowering the boom on
friend and stranger alike.
Handy Helpful Hints
For Snowball Dodgers:
1. Leave notebooks at home:
that lost split-second setting it
down may mean taking a frosty
one in the face.
2. Always travel in twos—and
don’t turn your back on your
3. Avoid bottlenecks, such as
between Commerce and Oregon.
^ 4. Don’t walk under trees, you
may be buried for life.
5. Walk softly and carry a big
6. Cut all classes and stay
home in bed.
The Emerald quonset was a haz
ardous area—windows had a way
of popping open to admit a ton or
two of snow, and crossfire kept
the hallway from being filled with
too many loiterers. Hardened re
porters sat at their typewriters
looking in all directions at once
and kept a “defensive” snowball or
two handy. Alliances usually
proved mere scraps of paper.
Sources “close to Johnson Hall”
(within a block) expressed hope
that the neutrality of visiting dads
would be respected. “No one is ex
pected to feel neutral, but we don’t
want to start a shooting war,”
someone or other might well have
(This story probably would have
been longer and more complete,
but wartime censorship was
clamped on. Troop movements and
ammunition supplies were jealous
ly guarded secrets. Good luck.)
Chambers, O'Toole, Thompson Vie for Honor;
Dads to Select Official Hostess Today
Three smiling finalists will
welcome visiting dads today, and
one will be elected official hostess
by the dads themselves.
Finalists are Bobbie Bagley
Chambers, Harriet McGill O’Toole,
and Jo Anne Johnson Thompson,
all student wives.
The winner will be announced at
the basketball game tonight, with
voting at registration booths to
end at 5 p.m., Dick Lee, chairman
of special events stated.
Last year’s hostess was Pat Met
calf Chase.
Bobbie Chambers
Bobbie Chambers is one of the
best-known girls in the University
Co-op—she works behind the cig
arette and candy counter!
"It’s a good way to keep in con
tact with the campus,” she ex
Bobbie, formerly Bobbie Bagley,
went to Oregon State for two
terms before joining the Webfoots
spring term last year. She is affili
ated with Delta Delta Delta sor
Five feet two, eyes of blue is
almost a perfect description of
Bobbie. Only, she says that she
used to be five feet two. She is sure
(Please turn to page eight)
Ducks Bump Huskies, 57-49
Webfoots Welcome Dad—Oregon's Man of the Half-Century
Show Goes On Despite Weather;
Campus Ready to Welcome Dad
The campus is still prepared to extend a royal welcome to every .Dad—Oregon s Alan of the
Half-Century,” despite heavy snow. Some housing in private homes may he obtained by calling
Afarian Christenson at Alpha Omicron Pi. >
Hostess finalists, Skull and Daggers, and a volunteer taxi service will greet the arrival of the
Shasta Davlie'ht, scheduled for 10:10 this morning. Manv Dads are expected to arrive on this
CArdiiUJAiEai, from left: Bobble Chambers, Harriet O'Toole, ami
JoAnne Thompson. (Photos by Gene Rose, Emerald photographer.)
train and students are encouraged
by General Chairman Gerry Smith
to attend the welcoming.
First event for the day will be
registration, continuing from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnson Hall and
the Eugene Hotel; from 9 to 11
a.m. at the Osburn Hotel, and
from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at John
Straub Hall.
Members of Kwama, sophomore
women's service honorary, will reg
ister Dads. Trophies will be given
to the living organizations with the
highest percentage of total Dads
The campus cleanup contest
scheduled for yesterday will be
transformed into a snow-shovel
ing contest from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
today, if it is not snowing. If it
is snowing at 9:30, the contest
will he completely called off.
Prizes of record albums will
be awarded to the pairing which
achieves the best-shoveled walks.
Records were donated by the
Radio Laboratory and Graves
Music Company.
registered, and to the group with
the highest percentage of fresh
man Dads. Registration fees wil
go toward Oregon Dads' scholar
Voting for Dads’ Day Hostess
will also take place at the regis
tration booths. This year for the
first time the Dads will choose
their own Hostess from a group oi
three finalists, Bobbie Baglej
Chambers, Harriet McGill O'Toole
and Joanne Johnson Thompson.
•'Welcome Dad” signs will be
(Please turn to fayc eight)
Keller High
Scores 16
A hoppcd-up crew of Univer
-ity of Oregon basketball spoil
?rs snapped a four-game losing
streak last night at McArthur.
Court, by trimming the league
leading Washington Huskies,
Oregon Guard Jack Keller
led the Wcbfoot uprising with
16 points. Forward Paul Sow
ers was second high for the
Ducks with 13.
John Warren's surprising
team turned the tables and
played ball-control, to win their
second Northern Division con
test. A tight Oregon defense
held the Huskies to 16 field
goals in 67 attempts, a .237 av
The two teams meet again to
night at S, at McArthur Court.
See the sports page for further
details of Oregon’s upset vic
Snow Blanket
Causes Dads
To Stay Home
Possibility of a large turnout of
Oregon dads this weekend was*
chilled yesterday when a new snow
storm laid down a 6-inch blanket,
of snow in the Eugene area.
The storm extended over most of
the state b y Friday morning,
bringing snow and freezing rain.
Temperature lows ranged from 5
to 15 degrees but colder weather
was forecast for many areas.
Traffic on highways in western.
Oregon was slowed almost to a
standstill over many routes and a
few sections were closed altogeth
Highways Closed
State police reported Highway
36 closed near Florence because of
a washout. The coast route was
cut off 13 miles from Port Orford.
Both north and south Santiam
passes are blocked with 34 inches
of new snow and 10 inches at Wil
lamette pass has hampered traffic
movement there.
A closure on the Columbia River
Highway at Shell Rock has cut
off through traffic from eastern
Oregon and motorists are prevent
ed from using the ferry at The
Dalles because of ice on the Colum
i bia.
Train Late
Transportation facilities re
ceived their usual share of trou
bles. Southern Pacific’s north
bound train arrived here four
hours late because of trouble in
the pass south of Odell. Greyhound
buses were as much as 1 hour and
25 minutes late.
Eugene residents can look for
I ward to clearing skies but some
| scattered snow flurries are fore
cast for today. The weather bur
eau reported a low last night of
25 with a high of 28 expected to
Browsing Room to Air
"Simone Boccanegre"
The Metropolitan Opera Broad
cast of "Simone Botcanegre” by
Giuseppe Verdi may be heard at
11 this morning in the University
Library Browsing Room.