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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1930
Homecoming Bonfire Burns
By Walt Graydon
Freshman bonfire guards
really “whooped it up” Wed
nesday night. The result was
that the bonfire was cancelled
at Howe Field and moved to
the Fiji parking lot. It will be
held at 9 p.m. tonight.
Howe Field looked like the scene
of a sham battle Thursday morn
ing after the freshman guards
had spent the night “guarding”
the rally bonfire that was pre
maturely touched off about 8 a.m.
ASUO President Barry Moun
tain called a meeting of the fresh
man class at 4:30 p.m. at Howe
Field Thursday to point out the
The guarding of the Homecom
ing bonfire usually develops into
a near brawl every year when
guards attempt to ward off would
be invaders. This year’s exper
ience was quite different because
damage was done without the aid
of any outsiders.
The $10,000 turf of Howe Field
is deeply rutted by automobile
tracks; it was littered with broken
bottles, and areas of grass have
been burned by warming fires.
Part of a concession and press
box were destroyed; an ROTC jeep
was damaged, and the shed it was
parked in was nearly destroyed. .
Guards on the 6 p.m. to midnight
shift, when activity was at its
peak, don’t seem to know who com
posed the unruly group. The driv
er of the “borrowed” ROTC jeep
that raced around the field and
caused the ruts is also unknown..
“The guilty jfersons will not he
expelled from school,” Mountain
said. “The administration has as
“The field must be repaired,”
he stated. “The athletic depart
ment has been working on Howe
Field for two years to get it into
good shape. This damage will
probably take another two years to
repair, and it will be repaired by
the guilty persons.”
To date, no one knows just ex
actly how the bonfire got started
or who started it because the
■guards had gone off duty before
the 8 a.m. burning.
Leo Harris, director of athletics,
in cancelling the bonfire at Howe
Field said that “the athletic de
partment has co-operated with the
students for the past two years
and each year considerable damage
has been done despite promises to
control the situation. This year
hundreds of dollars of damage has
been done. , .the athletic depart
ment must take the position of not
allowing the bonfire on the athle
% (please turn to page eight)
BLONDE HOMECOMING HOSTESS Lee DeJarnette will reign
over weekend festivities and represent the student body in greeting
alumni. She, will lead the Noise Parade tonight with Toni Barry,
chairman of Homecoming.
IDC, IFC Representatives
Discuss Fall Rushing
The possibility of fall term rushing moved closer to actuality
Wednesday night when the Inter-fraternity Council and leaders
of the Inter-dormitory Council met to discuss the program set
up by the IDC.
Using the iDC-proposed plan, the IFC and the IDC leaders—
Daily Emerald Frints
Two Special Editions
Today’s Emerald is the first
of two 16-page editions this
weekend, the' second being
scheduled for Saturday.
First section of today’s Eme
rald is the regular daily news
paper; second section is a spe
cial insert honoring the Student
Union dedication. This section
was edited by Marjory Bush,
Emerald assistant news editor,
assisted by the Student Union
3-10 p.m.—Registration of alumni, Student Union, Eugene
and Osburn Hotels
3-5 p.m.—Inspection of Student Union by state officials
5 p.m.—Religious consecration of Student Union—Din
ner at all living organizations
5:30 p.m.—Sign contest judging
6 p.m.—Noise Parade (ending at 7:45 at Student Union)
8:30 p.m.—Student Union official dedication—Ballroom
9:00 p.m.—Bonfire and rally, Fiji parking lot
9:30 p.m.—Variety Show—Fiji Parking Lot
President Bill Clothier, Vern
Thompson and Clarence Na
pier—rewrote the ten points in
to what both groups hoped
would eventually be accepted.
Donald M. DuShane, director
of student affairs, was also
The Inter-fraternity Council ap
proved the plan Wednesday night.
The Inter-dofmitory Council met
late Thursday night to consider
the new program.
- Contact Ideas Differ
Principal difference between
the two proposals regards the con
The IDC Thursday night
agreed with ASUO President
Barry Mountain that a new rush
ing and pledging program must
be worked out within the next
The group will meet Tues
day to give final action on the
joint IFC-IDC rushing program.
tact freshmen may have with fra
ternities. Under the program ap
proved by the IFC, freshmen will
be allowed to be at their fraternity
one night a week for orientation
meetings. They will also be allow
ed to be at their house all other
times except during dormitory
(Please turn to page seven)
SU Formal Dedication
Set Tonight in Ballroom
formal dedication of the Student Union will take place tonight
beginning at 8:30 in the SU ballroom. Governor Douglas McKay,
will be among the official guests.
Actual dedication ceremonies will be preceeded at 5 p.m. by a
consecration of the building. The consecration will be performed
by Father Leo Linahen, chap
lain of Newman Club; Rabbi E.
Charles Sydney, rabbi of the
Ahdrai Sholom congregation in
Portland ; and Wesley Coodson
Nicholson, minister of the Con
gregational church in Eugene.
John M. McGregor, class of ’23
will deliver the principal address.
As ASUO president in 1923, Mc
Gregor was the first to advocate
the building of a student union on
this campus. He now is a practic
ing attorney in New York City and
this will be his first trip back to
Oregon since he graduated.
Gov. McKay will address the
public on what the Student Un
ion means to the state of Ore
gon, and the plans the state
legislature has for furthering a
similar building program.
R. E. Kleinsorge, a member of
the State Board of Higher Educa
tion, will explain the building pro
gram of the board, and how the
Student Union was a part of that
President Newburn will give an
address on the significance of the
SU to University students. Dedi
cation ceremonies will be climaxed
at 9 p.m. when Newburn will pull
a switch to darken the ballroom.
University Singers will then sing
the pledge song, to be followed by
Ceremonies are to be broadcast
beginning at 8:30 over KERG,
KASH, and KOAC.
Big Variety Show
Set for Tonight,
Mountain to Talk
A gigantic variety show and.
rally will be held at 9:15 p.m. to
night in the Fiji Parking lot, Tom
Barry, general chairman of Home
coming, announced Thursday.
Ten top flight entertainment
numbers will be presented to stu
dents and alumni at the show.
Headed by master of ceremonies.
Gay Baldwin, the show promises
to be one of the best Oregon has
seen in many years.
The program will get undo*
way with a number by the Uni
versity band after which Barry
Mountain will say a few words.
He will introduce Gay Baldwin
who will start the show rolling by
introducing the first number.
Highlights of the show will bo
the presentation of awards for
winners of the noise parade a:nd
Delt Trio Slated
The following program is on
tap for this evening’s show: Pre
sentation of Red Feather Commun
ity Chest girls; Delta Tau Delta
Trio, with Fred Schneiter, Paul
Barrow, and George Guldagger;
Phi Gamma Delta Duet, with Boh
Wheelas and “Frosty” Durland
Pi Kappa Alpha skit, featuring
Pete Urban, Eddie Raggozino, and
The Governor Speaks...
My participation in today’s dedication ceremonies for the Uni
versity of Oregon’s new $2,100,000 Erb Memorial Union will be
one of the most pleasant experiences of my 21 months in the of
fice of Governor.
Men and women who are my contemporaries envisioned a stu
dent union building for your campus before a great majority of
the present members of the University of Oregon student body
were born. It was the Class of 1923 that first sought to crystallize
fervent but nebulous hopes and translate them into organized
action. Actually, then, Friday’s dedication climaxes 27 years of
work, and it is to be bitterly regretted that two of the prime
movers, the late Ernest Haycox and University President Don
ald M. Erb, have been deprived of this triumphant hour.
I am sure that those of us who arc present at the ceremonies
will be moved by the thrill of this great accomplishment and a
deep sense of gratitude for the contributions of these two out
standingly brilliant men of letters.
The Erb Memorial Union reflects, in its beauty and utility,
the planning of these fine minds. Its materialization was long in
coming, as is the case with anything of lasting value. So appreci
ate it, treat it with the love and care that went into its develop
ment and it will be a source of rich pleasure to countless future
classes of Oregon students. -*
Douglas McKay, j