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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1950)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1950
Press Meet to Emphasize
News, Editorial Problems
Over 175 Oregon editors and publishers, and University
faculty members and journalism students are expected at the
31st annual Oregon Press Conference here Friday and Saturday.
The program for the conference will emphasize news and edi
Featured speaker for the conference will be Marcjuis Childs,
Washington author-reporter-columnist, who will address the
group on I he Kole ot the in
terpretive Reporter.” Childs is
the fourth annual Eric W. Allen
Memorial Fund lecturer and
will speak at 2 p.m. Friday in
the Universty theater. The ad
dress is open to faculty mem
bers as well as journalism students
and editors and publishers.
Writes Nation-wide Column
Child’s column, “Washington
Calling’’ is published in newspapers
throughout the country. He recent
ly published an article in Look
magazine in which he named the 20
most outstanding people in the 20th
After registration Friday morn
ing, the conference will open with a
“Welcome to the University” by Dr.
Roy C. McCall, head of the speech
department at the University.
Campbell to Speak
Also included in the Friday
morning program will be a speech
by Laurence R. Campbell, of the
school of journalism on “Best Jour
nalism Books in 1949”, and' a panel
discussion, “Developing Tomor
row’s Readers” which will be led by
Dean Clifford Weigle, head of the
A joint luncheon, press confer
ence and University faculty, will be
held Friday noon at John Straub
Hall. Chancellor Paul C. Packer of
the Oregon State System of Higher
Education will address the group.
“Attempts to Restrict the Press,”
a panel discussion led by Warren C.
Price of the school of journalism,
will follow Marquis Childs’ speech.
■R. J. Jones of the Portland Ore
gonian will also speak Friday af
Luncheon Talk Slated
Ivan Nagy of the political sci
ence department will address the
conference luncheon Saturday on
"A Free Press in the Cold War.”
Conference committee reports and
election of conference officers will
also be held during the luncheon.
Due to the lack of space only stu
dents in the journalism school and
faculty members will be admitted
to the conference. Oregon newspa
permen who remain Saturday even
ing will be guests of the University
at the Oregon-Idaho basketball
Emerald Sets Up
Co-op Ad 'Office'
For the convenience of all
University Students, a clas
sified ad “office” has been
established at the fountain
pen counter in the Co-op.
If you have lost or found
anything, want to buy, rent or
sell a particular article, con
tact the Emerald representa
tive at the Co-op fountain pen
To Be Discussed
By Dr. Ellickson
Recent evidence concerning the
origin of the universe will be dis
cussed by Dr. R. T. Ellickson,
Physics Department head, tonight
at 8 in 207 Chapman.
This talk is a part of the Uni
versity Lecture Series.
Dr. Ellickson will describe the
results of recent experiments in
the field of radio-activity. These
results are expected to lead to the
solution of many formerly hope
less problems and perhaps to the
proof of existing theories about
the earth’s origin.
When interviewed, Dr. Ellickson
explained that no conclusions have
yet been formed, but that the evi
dence looks promising.
“These developments in radio
activity give us pretty good evi
dence that the earth and the uni
verse are of the same origin and
age,” he said. “It is believed that
they originated in one gigantic
The new uses of radio-activity
were discovered by physicists at
the University of Chicago within
the last year. Dr. Guy C. Omer,
former Oregon faculty member,
contributed to the developments.
Dr. Ellickson is also planning to
discuss new methods of uncover
ing archaeological and geological
data about life forms of 5000 to
several millions of years ago.
Lecture of General Interest
Both Dr. Ellickson and Univer
sity officials emphasized the fact
that this lecture will have audi
ence appeal not only for scientists,
but for all students.
“Although I will be dealing with
a technical subject,” Dr. Ellick
son said, “I shall assume no tech
nical knowledge. I want to make
it interesting to everyone.”
Dr. R. H. Ernst, director of the
lecture series which sponsors the
program, also stressed the fact
that laymen would appreciate the
lecture. “These lectures are an
excellent means of education,” he
said. “I think all students should
Dr. Ellickson has been with the
University since 1948. He is as
sociate dean on the graduate school
as well as head of the physics de
partment. He received his doc
tors degree from the University of
Partly cloudy with scattered
showers today and Friday. Little
change in temperature, with a
high of 52; low tonight 42.
Quartet to Give
The Four-Piano Ensemble will
perform in McArthur Court Mon
day at 8:15 p. m., the Eugene and
University Civic Music Associa
tion announced this week.
This will be the fourth concert
brought to Eugene in the 1949-50
series. No replacement has yet
been scheduled for Joseph Szigeti,
who was unable to be in Eugene
for his performance earlier this
Monday's program will feature
music from Handel and Mozart to
Weber and Wagner. Included will
be Carl Maria von Weber's “In
vitation to the Waltz,” the “Flight
of the Bumble Bee,” by Rimsky
Korsakoff, Wagner’s Overture to
“Tannhauser,” and Handel's Con
certo Grosso No. 12.
The quartet is comprised of
Stephen Kovacs, Audrey Kooper,
Hans Heidemann, and Sylvia Dick
ler. Kovacs, a graduate of the
Royal Academy of Music in Hung
ary, acts as the group’s director.
New York-born Sylvia Dickler,
a scholarship student at both the
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Now featured in the Co-op
window is the $150 gold-plated
typewriter which will be awarded
to the winner of the foreign stu
dent benefit drawing.
. Tickets, at 50 cents each, have
been distributed to campus houses,
dormitories, and service organiza
tions. Students may purchase
tickets from organization repre
The drawing for the typewriter
is the first project of the recently
established foreign students serv
ice committee. Purpose of the
organization is to raise funds to
help defray expenses of University
All profits from the drawing will
go into a fund for foreign stu
Sing to Houses
“Coney Island serenaders’’ tour
ed lower campus living groups
Wednesday night, inviting Oregon
students to the campus version of
the fabulous playland Friday night
in the PE Building.
The annual WAA carnival will
begin at 9 p. m., following the
Oregon-Idaho basketball game.
Costumed salesmen will sell tick
ets at the game, and at the door
of MacArthur Court. Admission
will be 16 cents.
The serenaders included a chorus
of 13 singers and 2 ukelele players,
who parodied “Coney Island
Sweetheart.” A carnival barker
passed out balloons and advertised
the carnival. The group will tour
houses on upper campus tonight.
Panel to Talk
A panel of four will ponder the
problem of cheating tonight at 7
in 106 Commerce, at the second
meeting of Campus Forum, stu
dent discussion group.
Questions from an audience of
.anyone wishing to attend will be
answered following five minute
talks by each panel member.
They are Joan Mimnaugh, mem
ber of Mortar Board, senior wo
men’s honorary; Anne Case, stu
dent member of the Student Dis
cipline Committee; Jim Sanders,
Oregana business manager as a
"student at large;” and H. R.
Taylor, head of the Psychology
Department and faculty member
of the discipline committee.
Dorothy Orr, chairman of the
Forum Board, will serve as mod
erator. “We hope students will
attend and participate in the dis
cussion, which should be of real
campus interest,” Miss Orr said.
Campus Forum, which meets
every other Thursday, is an ASUO
Executive Council-created board
aimed at putting problems of in
terest to students “in the open”
where those students may hear it
discussed by persons in informed
Two weeks ago, Campus Forum
discussed deferred rushing. Miss
Orr has asked that students with
topics they would like discussed
submit them to her, or to Ed Pet
erson, Ruth Landry, or Stan Turn
bull, other member of the board.
Spring term advance registration
begins Saturday. Full procedural
details were released Wednesday
afternoon by the Registrar's Office.
Dates for advance registration
Step .1—Feb. 18, 20-24.
Steps 2, 3—Feb. 20-24.
Steps 4, 5, 6—Feb. 20-Mar. 4
All full-time undergraduate stu
dents attending the University win
ter term must complete at least the
first five steps in advance registra
tion, or be assessed the full late fee
of $5. Regular registration will be
held Mar. 27 through noon on Apr.
Registration steps are:
1. Obtain registration material at
Registrar’s Office in Emerald Hall.
2. Build study program with ad
viser’s approval in his office. Be
sure adviser stamps your registra
tion card, certifying his approval.
3. Enroll in courses with depart
ments in department offices. Be
sure registration card is stamped
for each course to certify that the
department has received that class
4. Check with Student Affairs on
the second' floor of Emerald Hall.
Leave students affairs and grade
report enclosure cards, and secure
the proper stamp on the back of
your registration card to certify
that you have been checked.
5. Check with, registrar at Regis
trar’s Office in Emerald Hall. Pre
sent fee card and registration card
for fee assessment. In advance reg
istration a non-veteran who wishes
to pay fees immediately will take
these two cards right to the cash
ier; all others will leave them with
the registrar until Mar. 27.
6. Fay fees to cashier in Business
Office in Emerald Hall. File fee
card and registration card, pay as
sessed fees and obtain cash-register
receipt. Students who left these
cards with the registrar in advance
registration will pick them up at
McArthur Court on Mar. 27, or at
the Registrar’s Office later. On
Mar. 27 only, veterans will file
these cards with the cashier at Mc
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Morning Worship in Alumni Hall Scheduled
For Final Day of Religious Evaluation Week
Religious Evaluation Week en
ters its final day today with morn
ing worship from 7:30 to 7:50 a. m.
in Alumni Hall, Gerlinger. Ken
neth Neal, sophomore in liberal
arts, and the Rev. E. S. Bartlam
of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
will lead the service.
Dr. Charles W. Gilkey will sum
up his five-lecture series on “First
Hand Religion” this afternoon with
an address on “The Roots of First
Hand Religion,” scheduled for 4
p. m. in 3 Fenton.
This is the final lecture in the
daily series, which has included
"How Long Will Cut Flowers
[Last?” “The Impotence of Sec
ond-Hand Religion;” and “Con
temporary Religious Illiteracy.”
Religious Evaluation Week will
be evaluated in its turn by mem
bers of the planning committee
and the University Religious
Council at a luncheon this noon at
Westminster House. Members will
bring sack lunches.
Last opportunity for personal
interviews with Dr. Gilkey will be
from 10:30 to 11:30 this morning.
Students wishing td confer with
the speaker on religious or personal
problems may arrange interviews
by calling Ben Lyon, Westminster
No question box session will be
held tonight, since Dr. Gilkey plans
to catch a train for California after
his 4 o’clock lecture. These ses
sions have been held nightly at
Westminster House for the pur
pose of discussing questions
brought out by the addresses or
other features of religous activity
on the campus.
Activities of the week included
daily morning worship services
led by students and local clergy
men; a series of luncheons for
workers in different phases of the
program; and fireside discussions
on religious problems in campus