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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1950
VOLUME LI NUMBER 99
Feature of Second
Day of WSSF Drive
^ our All to W SSI1—I Did! —That's the message of
the man with the barrel who will appear on the campus todav
every hour between classes.
He and his three brothers with sandwich boards will boost
the WSSF drive, now entering its second day. Burma-Shave
style signs advertising WSSF will also be up today on the Old
Campus and the Quad, according
to Ann Gillemvaters, poster
Due by 5 Today
Deadline for Junior Weekend
theme suggestions is today at
5 p. m. They may be placed in
the box in the Co-op or given to
junior class officers up to that
time. Dinner and tickets for two
to the Junior l’rom are offered
Class officers are Barry
Mountain, at ATO; Ed Peterson,
Lambda Chi; Kathy Littlefield,
Alpha Phi; Anne Goodman,
By these means, plus posters and
flying speeches, Oregon students
are being acquainted with the
World Student Service Fund.
Through the efforts of WSSF, stu
dents and faculty are given the op
portunity to directly help others
who are seeking an education in
Much of the work of World Stu
dent Relief depends upon WSSF, its
American agency. This is the only
drive of the year that the ASUO of
ficially sponsors and appeals to the
students to support.
Personal solicitation is keynot
ing the Oregon drive. House repre
^rsentalives in every living organiza
tion are contacting all members of
their group during the week. Con
tributions are to be kept in milk
bottles in the Co-op.
Special features of the drive will
be a contest Wednesday an auction
in front of the Side Friday at 4
p.m. All proceeds from the Vodvil
Show Apr. 14 will go to the camp
us WSSF campaign.
A call for petitions for general
chairman of Mothers’ Weekend,
. held in conjunction with Junior
Weekend May 12-14, was issued by
the ASUO Executive Council in its
regular meeting Monday night.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
may petition for the post. Applica
tions are due by 5 p. m. Thursday
in the ASUO office, Emerald Hall.
Last year’s chairman was Ruth
Landry, now a junior in sociology.
University of Washington Stu
dent Body President Phil Palmer
will be the guest of the Council
at next week’s meeting, ASUO
President Art Johnson announced.
The Washington student leader
will discuss the National Student
^Association program. Oregon is
not a member of the NSA.
A report from the ASUO Con
stitution Committee will be pre
sented at the next meeting by
Chairman Dick Neely. The com
mittee has been at work revising
the old constitution and preparing
a new one.
Reports from other Council
committees will be discussed in
order to form a picture of the
Council’s spring term activities.
Joan White has been named 1950
51 president of Panhellenic, begin
ning her duties this term.
Other new officers are Phyllis
Mathews, first vice president; Pat
McGinty, second vice president;
Pat Mullin, secretary; and Joanne
These officers are chosen on the
basis of rotation of the houses.
Chairmen of standing commit
tees for the coming year are as fol
Shirley Hillard, relations; Ann
Gillenwaters, standards; Shirley
Potter, social; Bev Miller, public
ity; and Pat White, scholarship.
Incomplete Grade System
Subject of Faculty Vote
Motions concerning the removal
of incompletes and requirements
for the bachelor’s degree will be
voted upon by the faculty at its
meeting Wednesday, 4 p.m., in 3
The first proposal would change
University legislation so that a
student, to remove an incomplete,
must complete the course within
his next three terms of residence in
the University, or at such earlier
date as the instructor may specify.
One Year Limit
As it now stands an incomplete
must be removed within one calen
dar year after receipt of the mark.
To this motion an amendment
has been added by P. J. Powers,
professor of romance languages.
The amendment states:
‘‘If an incomplete has not been
removed, or if the student has not
repeated' the course with a passing
grade, within his next three terms
of residence, the Registrar shall
change the incomplete to F. For
purpose of this motion, summer
sessions shall not be counted as
45-Hour Rule Questioned
The second motion to be voted up
on would repeal the requirement
that “A minimum of 45 hours is
necessary after obtaining the Jun
ior Certificates before the bache
lor's degree is granted.”
Both motions will be presented
by C. F. Weigle, chairman of the
special Committee for the Study of
Nominations of candidates for
membership on the Advisory Coun
cil is also scheduled to take place
at the faculty meeting. The council
members will be elected at the May
Most living organizations have
now chosen themes and are begin
ning work on their acts for the
All-Campus Vodvii Apr. 14. Pro
gram Chairman Gretchen Gron
dahl said Monday.
Post cards are being sent to all
grofips today informing them of
the time for their act in elimina
tions next Monday and Tuesday
nights. Eliminations will begin at
6:30 in Gerlinger Annex both
Cards should be returned by
Thursday, indicating theme title
in order to avoid any possible dup
lication. Groups not planning to
enter an act, should state so on the
Winners of the Vodvii show will
receive first and second place
trophies, with men’s and women’s
houses competing equally. There
will also be an award for the most
outstanding individual performer.
Committee chairmen for the
Vodvii are Willy Dodds and Ed
Peterson, general co-chairmen;
Gretchen Grondahl, program; Judy
Rowe, awards and final judging;
and Mary Hall, stage.
Last year’s winners were Orides,
Lambda Chi Alpha, and Sigmu Nu.
Weather . . .
Fair and warming today. Thick
ening cloundiness tonight, becom
ing cloudy with rain Wednesday.
High today, 62; low, 40.
Harpham Cup Reading
Award Date Chosen
The night of the All-Campus
Sing, May 12, has been chosen as
the date for presenting the annual
Josephine Evans Harpham silver
cup to the living organization
which is judged to have promoted
the most interest in good reading
among its members.
Every campus living group is
eligible for the award, providing
it has sent aa representative to
each meeting of the house librar
ians, kept records of the author,
title, and individual readers of the
books read, organized an approved
reading program for the organiza
tion, and declared an intention to
compete in the contest no later
than last Oct. 15.
Judging will be based on the num
ber of books borrowed per student
in the house, quality of books bor
rowed, range of reading interests
represented, and the improvement
in reading habits over the year.
The organizations grade point av
erages will also be criteria for
House librarians will be respons
ible for seeing that books borrowed
from the- library are actually read.
Unreliable data submitted will dis
qualify the house.
Mrs. Harpham has offered this
cup in hopes of enriching students’
ttves by stimulating the develop
ment of good reading habits. The
award was made available through
the suggestion of Miss Bernice
Rise, head of the library circula
'Music for Fun'
Subject of Spaeth
In Speech Tonight
Noted Lecturer to Discuss Lighter Aspects
Of Field in Final 1950 Assembly Program
By ANDY FRIEDLE
Di. Sigmund Spaeth, author, lecturer, and composer, will
speak at 7:d0 tonight in McArthur Court on "Music for Fun."
I he lecture will deal with the availability" of music. Dr.
Spaeth will discuss music as a recreation, regardless of the talent,
or experience of the participant.
\\ til known in this country for his easy, humorous approach'
to music. Dr. Spaeth has appeared on both radio and the motion
picture screen, lie lectures and writes on music, and is a com
poser. However, the composer-writer is not entirely one-sided.
On the serious side, Dr. Spaeth has
written “A Guide to Great Or
chestral Music,” “Great Sym
phonies,” “Stories Behind the
World’s Great Music,” and “At
Home With Music.”
On the lighter side, Sigmund
Spaeth has to his credit, “Read
'Em and Weep,” a large collection
of American song-lore containing
the words and music of more than
200 popular songs of the past. The
work, tilong with the music, also
contains a store of anecdotes and
humorous, personal comment.
Other popular books include, “The
Art of Enjoying Music,” and many
Called Tune Detective
The “Tune Detective,” as Sig
mund Spaeth is popularly known,
possesses a sound musical back
ground, wide experience, and
amazing versatility, which, in part,
accounts for his ready sense of
humor, dependable grasp of human
inclinations, and consistent adapt
Dr. Spaeth applies the same or
iginal technique to the medium of
motion pictures as he does in his
books and has won the acclaim of
thousand of admirers. His literary
contributions on the. musical side
have appeared in Life, McCalls, Es
quire, Liberty, and The Saturday
The well-known lecturer and
writer was recently elected presi
dent of the "Songmart,” an organ
ization designed to bring together
the amateur composer and the pub
lisher. He is also president of the
National Association for Ameri
Authority Widely Recognized
Political and musical talent are
only two of the many talents of
Dr. Spaeth. His renown as an auth
ority on music is so outstanding
that he is asked, frequently, to ap
pear as a witness in a court case
involving musical plagiarism.
Sigmund Spaeth graduated from
Haverford College, Philadelphia,
and later earned his Ph.D. degree
from Princeton where he was also
a member of Woodrow Wilson’s
His speech will be tape-recorded
by radio station KORE for re
broadcast at a date to be an
Dr. Spaeth’s lecture will con
clude the Assembly Committee lec
ture series of 1949-50. Other As
sembly Committee speakers this
year were Dorothy Thompson, Wil
liam L. Shirer, and Norman
Reaches 5019 Total
Sixty-three students completed
registration steps Monday bring
ing the total spring term enroll
ment this far to 5019.
Registration is running some
what behind last year’s comparable
figure of 5304, according tc reg
istrar's office statistics.
Slated to Speak
Dr. John Anderson, professor of
religion at Lewis .and Clark Col
lege, will be the third consecutive
Portland man to speak at the Eu
gene Easter Sunrise Services.
“The Light Still Shines” will be
his topic in services to start at 6:30
a. m. Sunday in McArthur Court.
Doors will open at 6.
In 1949 Dr. Morgan S. Odell,
president of Lewis and Clark, was
guest speaker. Dr. Henry Marcotte,
retired Presbyterian minister do
ing ad-interim work in Portland,
gave the 1948 sermon.
Special music for the Easter
services will be furnished by the
Eugene Gleemen. Organist will be
Donald Allton, University profes
sor of organ and theory.
Radio Station KORE will broad
cast the services direct from Mc
The annual Sunrise Services are
co-sponsored by the University Re
ligious Council and the Eugene
Springfield Ministerial Association.
Kathy Littlefield, junior in archi
tecture and allied arts, was named
junior class secretary yesterday,
to replace Anne Case who has
withdrawn from school.
Miss Littlefield is president of
Alpha Phi sorority, a member of
Phi Theta Upsilon, junior women’s
service honorary, and was co-chair
man of this year’s WAA carnival
and chairman of the AWS auction.
She was selected from a group of
petitioners by junior class officers,
Barry Mountain, president; Ed Pet
erson, vice president; and Anne
Set for This Week
Excavation for the new science
building on University street across
from the School of Journalism
building will begin late this week,
according to I. I. Wright, super
intendent of the Physical Plant.
Work will be done by the Ross
B. Hammond company of Portland
who won the general construction
contract for the building Mar. 21.
The new structure will house
the departments of biology, chem
istry, and physics. It is scheduled
to be completed in approximately
Old Oregon Petitions
Applications for the position of
Old Oregon business manager are
due today between 10;30 a. m. and