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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1950)
Hersh Taylor Opens
Horseshoe Bar in 1919
By NA3f GAVENEY
Just out of the army and with
not enough money to buy civies,
the young air corps officer arrived
in Eugene. The year was 1919. He
was a transplanted ear of Iowa
corn from Guthrie Center and was
starting out in business for him
Hersh Taylor, without knowing
the difference between an ice
cream soda and a hamburger,
opened a restaurant for business
on the University of Oregon cam
pus. The building was small at
that time, only half the size it is
today, with a horseshoe counter.
But then the campus enrollment
was only 900 students.
The Good Old Days
After the serpentine rallies for
the big games, the college crowd
would swarm to Taylor’s for an
evening of fun-making. Everyone
lenew everyone. They were a bit
wilder in those days, according to
Hersh, and perhaps had ■ a little
By 3934 the campus had grown
and Hersh found that the horse
shoe counter was no longer prac
tical for the crowd. Not nearly as
many people could be served, and
so an addition was built on Tay
lor's and booths installed. The
counter service was still main
tained, however. The kids were
more at home that way.
i Taylor’s »has not been changed
since then. It's still confusing to
| townspeople who come in, sit at a
booth for half an hour, and then
; complain about the service.
When Men Were Men
' When World War II. came,
Hersh, who had been a reserve
military police major for a good
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many years, once more went into
the service of his country.
In the first World War he had
been in the 91st division and later
commander of the 184th air squad
ron in France. This time he was
an army transport commander in
the Pacific. Mrs. Taylor operated
the business while he was gone.
And Though Things Change
When he returned, he found the
college atmosphere somewhat al
In the last four years there has
been an immense change in the
spirit of the patronage at Taylor’s.
Before the war the high school
“hot shots” had to be acclimated
to campus customs. This is no
longer so. Thanks to the GI's, the
spirit has become more cooperative
and friendly. Hersh has a great
deal of sympathy with them and
occasionally runs into one that he
hauled over to some beachhead in
There’s Still! Understanding:.
He has been in this business for
30 years, longer than any other
restaurateur in Eugene, and has
had chances to go into business
downtown. But he understands the
students and they understand him.
He wouldn't be any other place
but on the campus.
This is a lucky break for Web
foots. If he were to leave, there
jivould. be 11 to 12 hundred less
coffees talked over per day; and
countless less beers to cry in.
Women Are Necessary
The state extension division,
which conducts dancing lessons
every Tuesday night in Gerling
er announced' that women arc
badly needed as partners. Nearly
GO men attend >the course; the
attendance tftr girls averages
about 12. Bessons have advanced
to the point where partners are a
The class is held from 7 to 9
p,m. And women are necessary
—whether they dance or not.
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A series of war films is now being
shown by the Department of Mili
tary Science and Tactics in con
junction with their evolution of
warfare lecture series.
Interested persons may attend
Today two shorts will be shown,
“Seige of Ploesti,” a story of aerial
warfare against the Ploesti oil
fields in the Balkans, and “Tale of
Two Cities,” which tells about the
atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima
Tomorrow a film dealing with
the airborne invasion of Norman
dy, “Drop Zone-Normandy,” will be
Scheduled for Thursday and Fri
day is “Victory in the West,” an
overall picture of the European
fighting from start to finish.
Feb. 14 and 15 bring a film en
titled “Air Power and Armies,” a
picture dealing, with a discussion of
strategic and tactical support of
armies through air power from a
theoretical, point, of .view. It dis
cusses the results obtained in the
Second World War.
The last (film, “Lest We Forget,”
is slated for Feb. 17. It is a picture
of the war from the soldier’s point
of view. It shows what the individu
al troops had to endure.
By? Legal Fraternity
Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity,
held its formal initiation on Feb. 4
in the courtroom of Judge G. F.
Men initiated were Jack Brown,
John Sabin, Fred Riaser, Bob
Kerr, Bob HU1, and Bob Gagner.
Judge William G. East of the Lane
County circuit court was also ini
Immediately after the initiation
a banquet was given by alumni.
Otto Vonderheit acted as master
Guest speaker for the evening
Was Ralph Moody, Salem, attor
ney. Moody was at one time As
sistant Attorney General under the
Harding Administration. His fa
ther was one of the first governors
GE Seeks Accountants
Accounting positions are now
available with the General Elec
tric Co., Karl W. Onthank, gradu
ate placement service director, re
t Students may obtain further in*
i formation from Onthank in 216
i Emerald Hall.
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Lansing to Instruct Officers
In Traffic Enforcement Today
CAPtaw* WALTER L. LAN
SING, Department of State Po
lice, Salem, Oregon.
Capt. Walter L. Lansing, de
partment of State Police, will in
struct the regional police school
today in traffic enforcement, cov
ering the basic rule, drunken driv
ing, and reckless driving.
Meeting for its fourth class in
Johnson Hall, the school is for
city, county, and state officers
who have had previous schooling
or training. Cities represented in
clude Eugene, Springfield, Cottage
Grove, and Roseburg.
Fifty-seven officers attended
last Friday’s class on patrol tech
The next session, Feb. 14, begins
a 15-hour study of the practical
problem of burglary.
Sponsors of the training pro
gram are the Oregon Association
i nf city Police Officers and the
Oregon State Sheriffs’ Associa
tion. The Bureau of Municipal Re
search and Service on the campus
cooperates with the school.
Robinson's Article to Appear
In Educational Theater Journal
Two articles by Horace W'. Ro-1
binson, director of the University
Theater, appeared in education
magazines in December and a
third is scheduled for publication
in March in the Educational Thea
The stories appeared in conjunc
tion with Robinson’s work as
chairman of the Theater Archi
tects Committee of the American
Educational Theater Association.
Covers -School Problems
The December, 1949, issue of
The Bulletin of the National As
sociation of Secondary School
Principals carried a discussion by
Mr. Robinson on “Auditorium and
Stage Facilities.” The director dis
cussed the problems facing high
schools in presenting plays.
Another article covering the
theoretical angle of this subject
appeared in the December, 1949,
issue of the Educational Theater
Journal, entitled “An Approach
to Theater Planning.”
The March issue of the ETJ will
carry an article by Robinson called
“Theater Architects vs. Theater
Personnel.” In this story, he dis
cusses the construction of thea
ters by the personnel who work in
The author points out the result
of a survey in which it was found
that out of 29 theaters built on
college campuses during the past
five years, only six were satisfac
tory to the theater personnel work
ing in them, because the structures
were architecturally conceived ra
ther than theatrically conceived.
Robinson also announced in this
article -three conferences which
will be the first step in the closer
cooperation between architecture
and theater people. The conferen
ces will be held in Ann Arbor,
Mich., in April, Paris, France, in
July, and in New York next De
University Sororities Pledge 47;.
End Three-Week Rush Period
Forty-seven women were pledged |
by University sororities Monday
afternoon, ending three weeks of -
winter term rushing.
Women pledging are as follows;
Alpha Chi Omega—Sheila Crawr
Alpha Delta Pi: Jane Knecht,
Betty Harland, and Mary Coch
"Alpha Gamma Delta—Anne Ma
rie Buzzard, Muriel Hagendoorn,
Barbara Johnson, Donna Knoll, and
Alpha Omricon Pi—Lois Kandra.
Alpha Phi—•Connie Butler, Le
nore Carlson, Ann Kolbe, Lois
Peterson, and Elaine Olson.
Alpha Xi Delta—Jane Wiggen.
Chi Omega — Bonnie Bressler
Juanita Carroll, Mary Gobble, Joy
Grimstad, Donna Ingram, and Bev
Delta Delta Delta—Nancy Van
Delta Gamma—Peggy Hawkins,
Rhoda Gow, Carolyn Oleman, Jo
Martin, and Mary Leigh.
Delta Zeta—Jean Asplund, and
Gamma Phi Beta—Mary Lou
Hansen, Isabel Lamb, and Sue
Kappa Alpha Theta—Judy Fort
ner, Sally Lewis, Mollie Me Waters,
Doris Purvine, and Dolores Rich.
Kappa Kappa Gamma •— Jane
Bowen, Mary Lou Hesse, Sally
Kelley, Catherine Vilas, and Joanne
Pi Beta Phi—Anne Gouge, Breda
Lynch, Elsie Mikkelson, and Betty
Tickets for Dinner
Available at Co-op
Tickets for the Religious Evalu
ation Week kickoff dinner will be
on sale today and tomorrow at the
Co-op. House representatives
should turn in tickets and money
by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Chairman
George DeBell stated.
Singing, special music, and short
talks by ASUO President Art
Johnson and University President
Harry K. Newburn will be featured
at the dinner, 5:30 p.m. Sunday at
John Straub Hall. Tickets are 55
cents a plate.
Swing sinks in a swoon,
Bewildered be-bop hushes,
Kenton’s coming soon!