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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1950)
Weather . . .
Cloudy with intermittent rain
is the report for today. The forecast
for Wednesday is few showers and
partial clearing. High today, 56;
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, APRIL 11,1950
Millrace Goes on Rampage;
Faces Two Week Shutdown
History repeats itself!
Again the spasmodic Mill race has been shut down—less than
three days after it began to fill Saturday morning. This time it
was flooding the basement of an apartment house at 11th and
Ferry, and the millrace will be dry for about two more weeks
while repairs are being made.
Thus high-school seniors on the campus for Duck Preview
this weekend will see only a muddy stream-bed in place of the
Shortly after the race was revived last fall after a four-year
stretch it was closed down several times in order to allow vari
ous repairs along the way.
Then after being shut down for the winter it was announced
that the race would be running this spring only until shortly after
Junior Weekend, since a tunnel must be built under it for pipes
from the new heating plant.
So if everything goes according to plan ft is doubtful that the
ill-fated Millrace will be full more than a month this spring.
Ticket Sale Starts Today
For All-Campus Vodvil
Tickets to the All-Campus Vodvil Friday will go on sale in all
living organizations today, Chairman Ann Darby announced
Priced at 50 cents each, they will be sold until Thursday night
in houses and dormitories and Wednesday through Friday at the
Sixteen acts of top campus variety talent will be presented in
the second annual Vodvil.
Everything from song and
dance, to bands, comedy, and
original drama will be featured.
16-Piece Band Set
Special attractions will in
clude a 16-piece dance band di
rected by Gene Zarones, providing
music before tbe show and during
intermission. A singing group from
the Hawaiian Club, Hui-O-Kama
aina, will appear during judging,
and between-act entertainment is
Eliminations begin at 6:30 p. m.
today in Gerlinger Annex and will
continue Wednesday night. Nearly
40 entrants will be whittled down
to the 16 judged best.
To Give Trophies
These finalists, appearing Fri
day night at 8 p. m. in McArthur
Court, will vie for the engraved
trophies to be awarded first and
second-place winners. Best individ
ual performer of the show will be
presented with a Ronson table
Groups in eliminations tonight
are urged to be prompt by Gret
chen Grondahl, program chairman.
Props and costumes are to be used,
since they will be a basis for judg
Points to be considered in choos
ing finalists are originality of act,
wholesomeness, appearance, and
Examples of acts submitted for
judging tonight and Wednesday
are Carson Hall’s song and dance,
“Life Gets Tee Jus,” Phi Sigma
Kappa's jazz band, “Joe Banna and
His Bunch,” Sigma Kappa's “Stan
ley Livingston Expedition,” and
Phi Delta Theta's impersonations.
Chi Omega has changed its act to
a takeoff on “The Highwayman.”
For FM Station
ASUO Executive Council ap
proval was given last night to a
drive to be conducted by the speech
department to secure students’
breakage fees for the establish
ment of a low powered FM station
on the campus.
Donna Buse, sophomore in lib
eral arts, was appointed chairman
of Mothers’ Weekend, May 12
The speech department will
probably be able to take care of
April 26 was set as the date
for the ASUO constitutional elec
tion by the Executive Council
last night. Student body nom
inating elections were set for
May 17 and finals for May 22.
Student body elections will be
held according to the terms of
the new Constitution, if it is rati
The Council was still deliberat
ing on the proposed constitution
as the Emerald went to press.
funds to finance the wired-wireless
station KDUK within the next
year, R. C. McCall, department
head, told the council.
KDUK would be connected
through the electrical wiring to
campus living organizations only,
and would not be heard outside the
houses connected. Programs could
be picked up on any radio in the
Breakage Fees Asked
In the proposed drive, students
will be asked to contribute their
breakage fees toward the instal
lation of an FM station, programs
(Please turn to page seven)
'Magic Melody' Hunt Starts
For Junior Weekend Song
Complete details on Duck Pre
view, which will bring an expected
800 Oregon high school seniors to
the campus this weekend for a
glimpse of college life, will be
printed in a special issue of the
Emerald, scheduled for Friday.
Commenting on plans for the
weekend, Co-chairman Marie Lom
bard noted that Oregon State and
several other Oregon colleges are
having similar events at the same
time, and urged Oregon students
to cooperate in putting their “best
foot forward” for the visitors, pros
pective Oregon freshmen.
Registration for Duck Preview,
under the chairmanship of Willy
Dodds and Shirley Hillard, is sched
uled for 4 to 9 p. m. Friday and
9 a. m. till noon Saturday at John
son Hall. All campus living organ
izations must have a representative
there during those hours to take
care of high-schoolers assigned to
housing at their particular organ
The special Emerald and other
information and tickets to the vari
ous weekend events will be given
to the visitors at registration. They
must register in order to take part
in the events. Identifying tags will
also be given the high school stu
dents at registration.
First event of the weekend will
be the All-Campus Vodvil Friday
at 8 p. m. in the Igloo. Saturday an
assembly in the new Theater at
10 a. m. will begin the day. Car
son Hall and the new Student
Union will be open from 11 until
noon for inspection, and an “old
time picnic” luncheon on the new
campus, weather permitting, or in
Gerlinger, will hold the noon hour
The afternoon will offer a vars
ity baseball game at 2 and an Am
phibian water show in the Men’s
Pool at 3 p. m.
Reversed Lyric Title to Follow Theme Idea
With Possibility of Becoming a Tradition -
It’s really not confusing if you take it by stages.
So here, by stages, are details of a contest for a theme song
lor Junior Weekend. John Epley is chairman.
The theme for Junior Weekend is “Melody Magic,” so bv a
ight switch the title of the theme song will be Magic Melody.
Contest Starts Today
Opening today is a contest for lyrics that will tie in with tW
* * *
Set for 4 Today
Already-booming plans for Jun
ior Weekend call for three import
ant meetings today, all at 4 p. m.
All women’s living organizations
should make sure that their candi
date for Junior Weekend Queen
attends a “briefing” meeting at the
Delta Gamma house; song leaders
from every campus living organiza
tion must attend a gathering al
the Pi Beta Phi house; float par
ade chairmen from each living
group must gather in room 105
Oregon, according to General
Chairman Barry Mountain.
1. Queen candidates—all must
be juniors in school—will be
“briefed” on what will happen at
the first eliminations at 7 p. m. to
morrow in Gerlinger alumni lounge.
A group of six judges, represent
ing faculty and downtown business
people, no students, will at that
time narrow the group of hopefuls
to about eight.
2. Song leaders will be expected
to bring the title of the song their
group expects to present in the All
Campus sing. The titles will be
okayed and duplications ironed out
at the meeting and all rules con
cerning the sing will be explained;
the rules will also be published in
3. Pairings of living groups for
the float parade will be made at
the float chairmen’s meeting.
Groups not represented at the
meeting will not be able to partici
pate in this year's parade.
Dorm Room Changes
Planned Spring Term
All half-filled rooms in Univers
ity dormitories will be filled to
normal capacity, and vacant rooms
closed to conform with a Univers
ity policy, Mrs. Genevieve Turnip
seed, director of dormitories, said
“During spring term the num
ber of students living in dorms is
always less than at any other time
during the year,” she stated.
Such a policy has been effected
here for the past 20 years and , is
“just good business,” she added.
Reasons for moving students into
other rooms more than two weeks
after the start of the term are (1)
that it is not fair to students pay
ing for single rooms to have others
living alone in double rooms at no
additional cost, and (2) that room
is needed for high school students
who visit during weekend events
and are invited by University
Mrs. Turnipseed, who will speak
to Hendricks Hall residents tonight
to explain the situation, said that
it will not be necessary for dorm
students to double up with high
school students, if the University
has enough vacancies in the dorms.
The program involves putting
not less than two persons in double
rooms in vet’s dorms, John Straub
and Carson Halls. Hendricks Hall,
which accommodates four girls in
three-room suites, will contain
three instead of four girls in a
suite, she said.
title and with the atmosphere of
Junior Weekend. Then, after the
Apr. 21 deadline for lyrics, a win
ner will be selected and another
contest begun, for music to the
The combination, obviously, will
be a "Magic Melody," a theme song1
for "Melody Magic"—Junior Week
end. Epley also stated that if it
worked in better, the song title
could be switched batik again, to
Music Competition Next
To recapitulate: between now
and Apr. 21, lyrics for a Junior
Weekend theme song may be turn
ed in to John Epley at Phi Kappa
Psi, or placed in a specially-marked
box in the Co-op. Following that,
the music-half of the contest will
open. Prizes will be presented to
the winners in both divisions at
the All-Campus Sing, May 12.
The resulting "Magic Melody”
will be recorded and used in state
wide radio publicity preceding the
weekend. Possibly, if it’s a very
good song, it will become a Junior
Weekend institution. At any rate,
it will be presented at the All
Campus Sing and at the Prom the
Lyric contest rules are printed
on page 7.
It's Amazon Flats
In answer to numerous queries
about a classified ad which ap
peared in the Emerald recently
concerning the. whereabouts of
“Pregnant Gulch,” a complete in
vestigation has been made and data
The ad stated that a pair of
glasses has been lost between 106
Oregon and Pregnant Gulch.
The geographical location re
ferred to is better known as Ama
zon Flats, the site of a Veterans
housing project. The area is also
known as Fertile Acres. It is so
called because the population
among the families there has risen
quite rapidly, according to the loser
of the spectacles.
He explained that he had used
the name to attract attention to
the ad, which it apparently did, be
cause the glasses were returned
The item also answered a ques
tion the Emerald ad staff has
wondered about for some time.
People do read the classifieds.