Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 08, 1950, Page 7, Image 7

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    43-Year-Old Frosh Seeks
U.O. Degree in Sociology
Police officer, professional box
er, sailor, homesteader—these are
only a few of the vocations fol
lowed at one time or another by
one University freshman.
The student is 43-year-old Har
old Maxwell, who decided to return
to the books and classrooms after
a lapse of 25 years since hearing
his last school bell.
Maxwell came to the University
from his home in Seward, Alaska,
to seek a degree in sociology. Re
siding presently in Eugene with
his wife and three children, the
balding frosh intends to finish col
lege and then go back to Alaska
and work as a juvenile officer.
Returns to Alaska
His decision to make the pic
turesque community on Kenai Pen
insula his. home came after spend
ing a hitch in Seward with the
Coast Guard in 1945. He was sent
there for shore duty from Marine
Hospital, Seattle, where he had
been convalescing since an acci
dent with a Coast Guard explosive
While in Alaska, Maxwell found
time to get around. He saw the
country and liked it, especially the
part around Resurrection Bay
where he was stationed. So after
his discharge at Seattle in Sept.,
1945, the ex-gob packed up and
headed back to the northland.
There he took over as chief of
police, but this was eventually
given up in favor of his own busi
ness. He contracted a school bus
Foute and bought a shoeshop and
three houses.
With the way cleared for settle
ment of new land, Maxwell staked
out 25 acres in 1947 under a vete
rans’ homestead act. He began
growing potatoes, celery, and
strawberries “the size of a tea
Promotes Activities
His first interest in promoting
juvenile activities came when he
took over as director of a youths’
athletic club in Seward. The as
sociation with youngsters devel
oped into a desire to enter this
work as a profession, but more
education was required.
When fall term registration
lines started to move, Harold Max
well took his place with other
freshmen who looked zealously to
the life ahead.
When asked if he felt out of
place with his younger counter
parts, Maxwell replied: “On the
contrary, it seems to make school
all the more interesting. However,
25 years away from school has
given me a lot of practical exper
ience and not much of this theory
I’m learning now ‘rubs off’.”
A former professional boxer,
Maxwell finds time from family
and studies to work with the Elks
Club in Eugene where he is pro
moting an amateur boxing card.
Coeds Answer Query
Are men necessary?
The Emerald yesterday received
a publicity release concerning a
magazine article dealing with that
perfectly logical question.
“Probably so,” the author, Her
bert U. Nelson, contends. Appar
ently he wasn’t sure, and being a
mere man, how could he be in a
position to tell?
The editors wondered. A repor
ter was told to call a half-dozen
girls at random and get some valid
Most of the girls contacted seem
to feel they are necessary—for one
reason or another.
Donna Buse, sophomore in liber
al arts, asked.. “Necessary for
what?” As an after thought she
commented, “But they come in
handy in a way—for rides home
from the libe—but who goes to
the libe?”
Irma Uhle, a junior in liberal
arts, said it all depends. ‘‘Some you
can do without and some are nice
to have around.” Which ones are
nice to have around? Why, the
“nice ones,” of course.
Kitty Lou Shayv, freshman in art
education: “Certainly they are! It
makgs life more interesting.”
Estelle Greer, senior in journal
ism, is another who asked “for
what?” She had an answer. “Pro
Joanne Hite, freshman in liberal
arts, said yes she guessed they’re
necessary. Necessary for support
and disciplinary action—against
women “to a certain degree.”
Irene McLeod, sophomore in lib
eral arts, contends it “just would
n’t be any fun without them.”
Ladies Dai]
W ith basketball intramurals in full swing, swimming meets
scheduled for Feb. 16 and 22, and the W.A.A. Carnival in only
nine days, girl’s sports will have plenty of participants.
It s been a little icy for field hockey lately, but the Evergreen
and Cascade women's teams are already making plans to journey
to Vancouver B. C. next fall for the annual Northwest tournament.
Both teams have participated in experimental games to find out
if the ball can be tied without a foul being called. As yet the results from
other colleges who have played in this way have not been tabulated, and
the decision will not be reached until spring term.
uancers to Travel
Both senior and junior Orchesis
have been keeping very busy prac
ticing for their annaul Spring con
cert. The program is tentatively to
be built around the theme “History
of American Women” with solos
and group work. The modern dance
club also plans to travel to Co
quille high school to give a dance
exhibition sometime next term.
Organizing the intramural swim
ming meet has been the foremost
task of Amphibians the past few
weeks. Eleven houses have signed
up to enter the contest.
^ On Feb. 11, the group is planning
a trip to Corvallis for an informal
get-together with the Bats and
Sea-Horses, swimming clubs at OS
C. The girls are spending extra time
perfecting their strokes in prepara
tion for an exhibition this spring to
high school students when they
travel to the campus for “Duck Pre
The Outing Club which has been
temporarily stopped because of bad
weather is planning an overnight
hike to Walker's barn on Feb. 18.
The last such hike, thanks to the
weatherman, ended in a popcorn
popping session in front of the fire.
A man of 60 enrolled in a west
ern college. He must have won
that scholarship at last.
Square Dancers
To Meet in Men's
East Gymnasium
Place of meeting of the Univer
sity square dance group has been
changed from Gerlinger Annex to
the East Gymnasium of the Men’s
PE Building, Mrs. Margaret M.
Logan, instructor in physical edu
cation, reported Tuesday.
The change was necessary be
cause of crowded conditions in the
Annex. An average of 50 men and
women students attend the dance
Tonight from 7:30 to 9 the
group will meet in the new loca
tion. Beginning tonight meetings
will be held every Wednesday
night, instead of every other Wed
nesday, as in the past, Mrs. Logan
stated. The increase in meeting
dates was made upon popular re
quest of the dancers.
Beginners will review the "Var
sovienne” and '“Black Hawk”,
waltz and learn the heel-toe polka
from 7:30 to 8. Regular dances will
begin at 8.
Mrs. Logan requests all dancers
to bring soft-soled shoes that are
not worn outside, as no street
shoes are permitted on the gymnav
sium floor.
Randall Mills to Speak
At Forum on Clemens
“Samuel Clemens and his Novels
of the Crossroads” is on the pro
gram for this week's lecture-forum
series to be held in the Library
Browsing Hoorn at 7:30 tonight.
Randall V. Mills, assistant pro
fessor of English, will be the
speaker. Dr. J. C. McCloskey, as
sistant professor of English, is
discussion leader.
French Movie Slated
The fourth movie in the series
sponsored by the Foreign Movie
Club will be a French picture,
“They Met on Skis,” to be shown
Feb. 15 and 16 at the Mayflower
The Danish film, “Day of
Wrath,” has now been obtained
for the near future.
Assistant Managing Editor: Hal
Copy Desk: Joanne Friaulx, Donna
Holbrook, Muriel Hagendoorn,
Marcille Wallace
Night Editor: Cliff Cain
Night Staff: Bob Bowin, Dick Still
The difference between a states
man and a politician is that the
first works for the public and tho
second has the public working for
Other people make excuses, but
we have good reasons.
We carry a complete
Line of ladies headwear
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