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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1950)
Nation's Biggest Snoop
Due This Week, Hunting
For 150 Million People
By BIBB FRYE
Hrre comes that man again!
Yes, sometime this week Uni
versity students will meet one of
the country’s most inquisitive char
acters the census taker. Every
ten years this pencil-armed repre
sentative of Uncle Sam goes out
ringing doorbells and asking ques
tions in order to bring America
statistically up to date.
Apr. 1 the Bureau of the Census
swung into action in an attempt
to locate approximately 150 million
people. When this ambitious nose
counting spree ends Apr. 30, the
Bureau will know not only how
many people live in the 48 states,
hut whether they prefer shower’s
0 to bathtubs, how many television
sets there are in the country, and
how many American women have
been divorced. |
To Question Students f
Within a few days, all living or
ganizations will be visited by an
enumerator from the district office j
in Eugene. Students will be queried
in the same manner as any other
Ten basic questions will be asked
each member of every living organ
ization. Every fifth student inter
viewed will be given one additional
question concerning his education,
and one question regarding employ
ment. Every 30th one will be asked
about his marital status.
Time to Be Set
To assure that every one of the
more than 5,000 University stu
dents is included in the 17th de
cennial census, Ray M. Feeves, di
rector of Oregon Census District
No. 2, said that living organiza
tions would be contacted and a
time set when the enumerator
would be on hand.
In order to facilitate easy cov
erage of the campus area, two
former University students have
been assigned to this sub-district.
Questions will not be confined
to the status of students alone.
Heads of houses will be queried on
facilities in the house—running
water, electricity, etc.
Includes Living Standards
For every fifth house the en
umerator stops at, he’ll want to
know something about the stand
ards of living—how many radios
it has, does it have a refrigerator,
electric stove, or television set.
When the campus questionnaire
is completed, the statistics will be
compiled along with those of the
rest of the Eugene area and 5.000
Webfoots will be considered as res
idents of this city.
Six SU Office Members Work
Amid Confusion of Construction
The noise of construction is mu
tic to the ears of a Webfoot—
especially if that noise emits from
construction crews at work on the
new Student Union Building.
But how many VVefoots could
work all day with a bulldozer
churning away outside the win
dow, or a concrete vibrator work
ing on the floor above?
To six staff members of the Stu
dent Union Office this is everyday
day routine. Neither the din of
construction nor the fact that they
have the spheious SU Building to
themselves seems to hinder the
work of that office staff or impart
a feeling of lonesomeness to its
In fact, they all appear perfectly
content, finding consolation in their
views of the future when the mod
ern plant will house other offices
and the tile corridors will team
oimlontc nrwl nHministratOlS.
Only One Finished
The room where the SU office
has been since Feb. 20 is the only
finished one in the building'. It is
located just inside the 13th and
Here, amid the noise and confu
sion, is where the administration
of the Student Union is being' car
ried on by SU Director Dick Wil
liams and this staff. Currently
sharing the two million dollar
structure with Williams are Olga
Yevitch, assistant to the director;
Ruth Coffey, foods service super
visor; Louie Bellisimo, recreation
manager; Emmagene Bailey, book
keeper; and June Winkler, secre
Originally in McArthur Court,
the SU Office still is not perman
ently settled. When the building
is ready for complete occupation
the SU staff members will pick up
their typewriters and desks and
move into their own offices.
Thursday in Orqan Concert
Organist David Craighead will
present the third and final concert
of the 1950 Chamber Concert
Series at 8:15 p. m. Thursday in
the Music school auditorium.
Admission to the concert will be
l.y season tickets. Tickets may also
lx> purchased for $1.20 at the door.
Craighead is from Southern
California. The son of a Presby
terian minister, he has been play
ing in recitals since he was 13.
The organist won his Bachelor
of Music degree from the Curtis
Institute in 1940. Currently he is on
the faculty of Occidental College,
Los Angeles, and is organist for
the Pasadena Presbyterian church.
His program will include works
by Bach. William Honeggar, Mo
zart, and Messiaen.
The work of WSSF depends en
tirely on the contributions of stu
dents and faculty in American high
schools and universities.
KOAC to Present
KOAC will present a recital of
piano selections at 8:30 tonight.
Featured soloists are Joyce Ever
son, Frances Baum, and Patricia
Johnson. Miss Everson is a junior
in music, Miss Baum is a sopho
more, and Miss Johnson a fresh
Miss Everson will play "Mazur
ka in C Major” by Chopin: "Del
phic Dancers” by Debussy: and
“Cadiz" and "Leyenda" by Albeniz.
Miss Baum will present “Fanta
sia in C Minor” by Mozart.
Selections by Miss Johnson are
"La Plus Quo Lent,” a slow waltz
by Debussy, and "AD 1620" by Mc
The program is part of the “Cam
pus Recital" series presented reg
ularly by the School of Music.
The newly-formed Cosmopolitan
Club of the University met Thurs
day at the YWCA quarters in Ger
linger Hall to ratify the constitu
tion and elect Leavitt O. Wright,
professor of romance languages,
as temporary adviser.
Students, faculty, and towns
people may join the club in either
an active, associate, or alumni
capacity. Dues are 75 cents a term.
The purpose of the club is to in
terest American and foreign stu
dents in social times together.
The constitution committee was
composed of Jim Oswald, Dirk
Schepers, Carolyn Oleman, Mad
eline Michel, and Gunther Her
mann. The constitution itself was
based on that of the club at Ore
gon State, and is ratified tempor
arily until fall term.
Students interested in joining
the club were invited to tea at
Professor Wright’s home Sunday
The next meeting will be held
Friday in Gerlinger Hall. Members
will go to the All-Campus Vodvil
in McArthur Court, and then re
turn to Gerlinger to conclude the
Orides Plan Open
Meeting for Tonight
Orides, off-campus women’s or
ganization, will hold an open meet
ing tonight at 7 in the third floor
of Gerlinger. All independent off
campus women, who are not af
filiated with Orides, may attend.
An informal party will follow
the regular meeting. Campus
clothes will be in order.
Last Monday night, the Orides
were entertained by the Eugene
In a reorganization meeting held
Thursday night in 102 Oregon, the
campus Young Republicans selected
a nominating slate of officers for
the Spring term.
Candidates nominated were Bill
Lees for president and Leslie Tooze
for secretary-treasurer. Bill Hem
py, Doug King, Don Collin, Marj
ory Cardwell, Anne Fenwick, and
Beldon Owens are candidates for
the three directorships.
Election of new officers has been
scheduled for 7 p. m. Thursday at
a site to be announced later.
David C. Shaw
To Talk April 17
David C. Shaw, Democratic can
didate for the United States Con
gress, will address University stu
dents during a luncheon meeting
at the Anchorage Apr. 17.
Shaw will discuss his platform
for office and conduct a question
The candidate was an instructor
in the University law school in
He is a 1929 graduate of Harvard
University, whei’e he also received
his degree in law in 1933. He later
went into private practice and be
came connected with the National
Labor Relations Board in 1935.
During the war, Shaw served
with the Office of Strategic Serv
ices and did intelligence work with
the underground forces in several
He now is practicing law in Gold
Caves Interviews Set
A representative from the Ore
gon Caves will be at the Office of
Student Employment at 9 a. m.
Apr. 19 to interview students inter
ested in summer employment.
The office requests interested
parties to call in for appointments.
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