Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 17, 1950, Page 7, Image 7

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    'Walls of Libe Addition
Offer Something New—
They Carry No Weight
At last there is something at the University which acini it
edly caities no weight. To wit—the walls and partitions of the
University Library addition, now approaching completion.
1 he new library addition is a modular building—which, in
terms of the layman, means that the partitions bear none of the
building s weight. 1 he ceilings are held up by columns.
'This plan provides maximum space and flexibility or ar
ys i . u. mornson,
library administrative assistant. In
short, it means that in years to
come walls can be knocked out to
change the floor plan, and the
building will not collapse.
A look around he addition shows
that space has been provided for a
great variety of special activities,
ranging from photography to phil
osophy. There will be conference
rooms, seminar rooms, and faculty
studies. The Douglas Room, to be
housed in the basement, will offer
individual listening booths for mu
sic, language, and speech assign
ments; rooms for small listening
► groups; a piano room; and shelves
for the' collection of phonograph
and tape recordings.
. Audio-Visual
The Audio-visual Department
will move to the new basement,
where there will be a studio for re
cording and showing movies, and a
lab for making slides and for micro
filming. Also in the basement will
be the staff lounge and kitchen.
Regrouping of the books will be
under the modified divisional orga
nization plan. This plan calls for
grouping together material in the
three fields of science, social sci
ence, and humanities, and having a
special librarian for each group.
The science division will be on the
second floor of the main building
where the periodical room is now;
the second and third floors of the
addition will house the social sci
ence and humanity division re
Further plans include opening
the stacks to all, moving the brows
ing room to the new Erb Memorial
building and retaining the general
reference department and the re
serve book room.
Some plans for the revision are
still pending, as are the color
schemes to be used. Tentative dec
oration plans include furniture of
blond birch.
The outside of the biulding is a
zinc-coated steel, which will be
painted. The steel makes an inex
pensive outside covering and it
can be removed and salvaged at a
later date, if a brick siding is de
Automotive Elevator
An automatic elevator will serve
patrons of the library. The com
pletely air-conditioned addition will
have floors of asphalt tile -and
acoustic tile ceilings. The stacks
will be of hard steel and will be
“free standing”—that is, they win
not be attached to the walls.
Carl W. Hintz, head librarian,
feels the new building has pro
gressed rapidly and contemplates
occupying the addition late in Aug
Difference in Sexes Note
By Law Dance Sponsors
By Ted Goodwin
Law students noted with appro
val last week the observation from
the Office of Student Affairs that
there is a_ difference between men
students and women students, a
conclusion which the law scholars
had reached independently.
Having this difference in mind,
they are busying themselves with
plans for their annual dance, May
r 6, in Gerlinger Hall.
Meanwhile queen candidates were
being kept under wraps pending
the selection of six finalists at next
week’s law student body meeting.
The entire student body, which
is “manifestly qualified” to judge
beauty, will select the chosen six,
and ask them to post bail to insure
their appearance at a run-off elec
tion to be held later, chairman
Curt Cutsforth said.
Bail is deemed necessary because
of the professed modesty of some
of the queen hopefuls, wfio in years
past have shown a tendency to run
off when the voting draws near.
Talent scouts in the third-year
class are counting heavily on a
1200 lb. royal court, and one opti
mistic estimate put the total
weight of the six closed to 1500
Since it is quality, and not quan
tity that counts, however, much
weight will be given to candidates
with outstanding talent, maturity,
and poise.
It was decided by the weekend
committee not to pair any organi
zations within the school, as the
only thing to be floated will prob
ably be a small mortgage to cover
the costs of the dance.
Eta Mu Pi Plans
inltition in May
Fifteen new pledges to Eta Mu
Pi, merchandising and marketing
honorary, will initiated May 14 at
the Oregon Retail Distributors In
stitute banquet.
The pledges are Eugene Chin,
Barbara Brayton, Robert Cool, Cole
Gardiner, James Howard, Eleanor
Johns, Esther Lang, Patricia Me
Ginty, Sylvan Mullin, Frank Pea
body, Wesley Perry, ETonald Pilling.
Glenn Putnam, Fred Thompson,
and Noel Wicks.
A Pennsylvania child has been
sleeping with her eyes wide open.
That’s not so unusual around
Chrismas time.
Wilbert Lei, New Critic
In Architectural School
Wilbert Lei, formerly employed
by the Portland architectural firm
of Annand and Kennedy, began
work with the University staff at
the beginning of spring term.
He serves as visiting critic in
architectural design.
U. 0. Graduate Obtains
Advertising Position
David Compton, Oregon grad
uate, was recently appointed divi
sion advertising manager for the
Portland district by Safeway
Comptonwas graduated from the
University School of Journalism in
Speech Students
Debate, Discuss
Welfare State
Four University students parti
cipated in the Pacific Forensic
League's annual speech contest
which wound up its four-day sched
ule of discussion and debates on the
campus last Friday.
Students taking part were Rich
ard Dahlberg, sophomore in Liberal
arts; Gordon Ericksen and Hob
Deuel, seniors in speech; and
Kelly Farris, third-year law stu
W. A. Dahlberg, professor of
speech, represented the University.
E. R. Nichols, professor of speech,
is secretary - treasurer of the
“What should be our attitude
toward the welfare state?’’ was
the general topic for all discus
Delegates were registered from
Stanford University, Whitman col
lege, Willamette University, and
the Universities of Idaho, Wash
ington, Nevada, and Southern Cali
Russian Art Club
Flans Movie May 2
“Russian Spring,’’ a Russian
movie, will be shown at 3:30, and
7:30 p.m. May 2 in 205 Chapman.
Sponsoring the film is the Rus
sian Arts Club, an organization for
students taking- Russian language
or literature on the campus.
Nickolai Cherassov is cast in the
leading role of the movie, which
features spectacular ballet steps
and comedy. The plot is built
around a Russian movie director's
attempt to film the life of a lady
scientist who has no use for the
movie world.
Norris to Study
Radar in Summer
W. V. Norris, professor of phy
sics, will spend next summer visit
ing laboratories in the East on the
subject of microwave spectroscopy.
Microwave spectroscopy is a
study of radar and chemical struc
Mr. Norris will visit Westing
house, General Electric, the Uni
versity of Michigan, Ohio State
University, Duke University and
Carl Webb Returns
From ON PA Meet
Carl Webb, professor of journ
alism and secretary-manager of
the Oregon Newspaper Publishers
Association, returned Saturday
from and ONPA admanagers con
ference in Portland.
Some 60 Oregon admanagers at
tended the all-day conference,
which Webb, in his secretary-man
ager’s position, helped to organize.
Council to Discuss
New Constitution
The ASUO Executive Council
will wind up its discussion of the
proposed new constitution tonight.
The meeting, which is open to the
student body, is scheduled for 7
p.m. in 103 Journalism.
Student body officers are check
ing the document for wording with
Edward Morton, professor of law,
Other business on the Council’s
agenda includes discussion of the
development of the Millrace area,
the short spring vacation, and next
year’s Homecoming celebration.
First University Dorm
Gets Face-Lifting Job
To Tune of $82,000
W hen the latest face-lifting job is complete. little but the
brick shell will remain of the first University dormitory, now
known as Friendly Hall.
otuning irom me north end, the
building will be completely remod
eled and fireproofed. The job will
cost approximately $82,000 dollars,
according to I. I. Wright, superin
tendent of the physical plant. Of
this amount, $32,000 is now avail
The rest, it is hoped, will be ap
propriated by the legislature at its
next session, or drawnfrom a reno
vation fund by the Board of Deans.
There is a sharp contrast
between the rest of historic old
Friendly and the portion of the
building in which remodeling has
been completed. Clean white walls,
soft pleasant colors, and broad
windows lighten the rooms.
“Blackboards” are a shade of
apple green to match the new lino
leum. Modern fluorescent lighting
has been installed. FI o o r s have
been reinforced, and wide metal
tread stairways have replaced the
old railed-in flights.
Built in 1893
Friendly Hall was built in 1S93,
as the first University dormitory,
to house 90 students. It had two
main entrances on the west side,
one for women students who lived
in the north end, and one for men,
housed in the south end.
Meals were served in a large
dining hall directly in front and
between the two entrances. Huge
sitting room accupied either end
of the building. There was even hot
and cold running water.
The contractor who built the
dormitory expressed satisfaction
with the good brick used in the
structure, according to “The Re
flector,” a student magazine in
1893. “Although made in this vicin
ity, the bricks are a superior qual
ity and are so well made that
scarcely a building in the Wallam
otte Valley is better constructed
in this respect," the magazine
After the construction of Mary
Spiller Hall for women, the Dormi
tory -housed only men students,
who were known as the "Dormi
tory Club.”
Graduate management offices
were moved into the building,
then, in 1933, it was remodeled to
provide classrooms and office
space for the Bureau of Municipal
Research, the Alumni Secretary,
and faculty members in the social
science, English, and speech de
partments. Men students moved to
the new John Straub Dormitory.
Evidences of its dorm days are
still to be found in Friendly. The
offices of the University Editor
were once part of the kitchen and
serving rooms. The sliding win
dows and thick serving counter
still remain between the “kitchen"
and “pantry.”
A large tiled fireplace, long since
out of use, can be seen in one of the
classrooms on the second floor
over the Alumni office.
When the building was re
modeled before, it was kept essen
tially the same. The huge dining
and sitting rooms were partitioned
off and some student rooms were
enlarged for classrooms, but
because of a shortage of funds at
the time, few radical changes were
The hall was named, after his
death in 1915, for Sams on H.
Friendly, a Eugene merchant, who
was one of the early members of
the Board of Regents.
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