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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1951)
An Old Refrain. . .
Cloudy, with occasional light
showers. High today, 45; low to
Campus Dating. . .
Max Corner's series on campus',
morals continues with a discussion
of dating on page two today.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1951
Attack Would Shift
The Student Union will become a hospital . . . the faculty club
'yill be the University military headquarters . . . dorms, fraterni
ties and sororities, and co-ops will be used to house evacuees . . .
That’s part of the plan being faid by Sidney W. Little, civilian
t efense co-ordinator for the University, and his staff. Within a
month, the shift from classrooms to disaster organization could
be made with 24 hours notice, he said, in case of an enemv attack.
SU Board Calls
First call for petitions to fill a
vacancy on the Student Union
board was issued Friday by Donna
Buse, chairman of a joint SU
board-Executive Council commit
tee which will select the new mem
The vacancy was created at the
end of fall term by the transfer
of Carol Udy, junior in education,
to Brigham Young university.
Open to Junior
Membership on the board is open
to any scholastically qualified
junior in the School of Education.
Appointment will be until the end
of the next school year.
Petitions are available in either
the Office of Student Affairs or
the-program director’s office. They
are due by 5 p.m. Friday in the
program director’s office, third
floor of the Student Union building.
The joint committee will prob
ably act on the petitions early
next week. Final confirmation of
appointment is made by President
H. K. Newburn.
Rushees Must Sign
Women interested in winter
term sorority rushing may sign up
until 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Of
fice of Women’s Affairs, Panhel
lenic officers announced Sunday.
Rushing requirements are a 2.00
GPA fall term or a 4 decile for
All of the campus’ 16 sororities
be rushing this term, accord
ing to Marilyn Thompson, publi
Dr. t red N. Miller, director
of the University Health Ser
vice, has been chosen to guide
the transformation, in case of
emergency, of the SU into a
hospital. He will be assisted by
Dr. Marion H. Miller, assistant
director of the health service.
Communication Center at Villard
Villard Hall will be the nerve
center of the campus; its radio facil
ities offer a means of communica
tion in case telephone wires are
The swimming pool, University
St. and 13th Ave., will provide the
water supply for the campus, and
arangements are being made to
supply electrical, fire fighting, re
pair, food, and sanitation needs.
Much Work to Be Done
The quonset huts now being used
by the science department and the
Emerald would be turned into mor
These plans are-only in a skeleton
stage, Little pointed out. A great
amount of work remains to be done.
These plans would go into effect, he
emphasized, only if the northwest
were under enemy attack.
Tents at Hayward Field
To house evacuees, tents would
be set up in Hayward Field and on
other open spaces. Maps and other
records would be housed in a secre
tariat, and the University will try
to establish close cooperation with
city and Lane County disaster of
Little said the University must
perform its functions as a state in
stitution since it is owned by the
state. Thus its program must be
integrated with the state as well as
the city and county.
He also indicated that if armed
i attacks did come to the north
west the educational activities of
the University would have to be
limited considerably or done away
Taylor’s Coffee Shop and the Col
lege Side Inn have been granted
licenses to sell beer during 1951, but
several restrictions have been tack
ed on by the Oregon Liquor Control
The commission, which met Fri
day in Portland, let it be known
that the restrictions are an inter
mediary step toward ultimate eli
mination of beer selling privileges
within a specified area adjacent to
the University campus.
Ban Beer Before 4 p.m.
In letters sent out to the two
esablishments, commissioners in
dicated that they would be forced
to set up a zone in which no licensed
premises* would be permitted in
1952. Extent of such a zone would
be left to future decision.
In the meantime, both Taylor’s
and the Side have been ordered by
the commission to ban beer before
4 p.m. during class days and on
any day or night “previously desig
nated by University officials as
likely to present a“J>roblem to the
University or to the commission.”
No Beer on Certain Nights
The commission referred particu
larly to evenings following basket
ball and football games, and to the
days of such events as Homecom
ing or Junior Weekend.
Beer signs visible from the street
and the previously practiced method
of sei'ving beer “cafeteria style”
must also be eliminatedT.
Emerald to Resume
The Emerald will resume publi
cation of Campus Merry-Go-Round
with Wednesday morning's-paper.
All copy for the column must be
turned in to the "Shack” no later
than 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Announcements of engagements,
marriages, pinnings, and house
social events will be printed in
Merry-Go-Round. All living organi
zations should appoint an individu
al to handle Merry-Go-Round in
formation, Emerald News Editor
Norm Anderson stated.
Campus Merry-Go-Round, begin
ning next week, will appear in the
Emerald every Monday and Thurs
Levy for ID Cards
Nixed by Lemons
There will he no identification cards issued this term and prob
ably not next term.
Howard Lemons, athletic business manager, and administra
tive assistant to President Newburn, informed Virginia Wright,
Executive Council member in charge of arrangements for the
cards, that charging students ten cents apiece for pictures made
the cards illegal.
.Lemons said that this ten
cent charge actually constitut
ed the levying of a compulsory
fee upon the students for edu
cational and athletic purposes.
The State Board of Higher Ed
ucation, said Lemons, sets the
maximum at which all such
fees can he, and the. student
body cannot exceed this.
Miss Wright said that all ar
rangements for having pictures
taken have been cancelled.
New students arriving at the
University for the first time winter
term will have identification photos
for the Office of Student Affairs
taken Monday and Tuesday from 9
a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1 to 5
p,m, in the photo bureau in the base
ment of Johnson Hall.
The statement from Lemons, said
Miss Wright, came as a complete
surprise. She told the Emerald that
she had considered such a possibil
ity before the final plans for hav
ing pictures taken were made. But
the fact that no one had called the
illegality of the process to her at
tention had caused her to ignore the
Miss Wright said she had arrang
ed for six girls to help process the
students in having pictures taken.
Art French, director of the photo
graphic bureau, had already pur
chased $50 worth of film for the
Lemons told the Emerald Sun
day night that he was not aware
that the students were to be charg
ed ten cents apiece for the pictures,
and that the fact had not been call
ed to his attention until Thursday.
Slips announcing the dates for hav
ing pictures taken were given out
with registration material. But no
mention of price for such pictures
appeared until the fact was printed
in Thursday’s Emerald.
Lemons and Miss Wright esti
mated that the cards would cost
about $570. Of this, the athletic de
partment had promised to pay $120,
(Please turn to pane seven)
Incident Leads to Libel Suit
Dead Whale Becomes White Elephant
By Phil Bettens
This is a whale of a story.
And it’s also the story of a whale
—plus an account of one of the
juiciest libel trials in the Univer
Back in 1915, a whale was beach
ed on the shores of Lane county.
A Mr. James Fullerton saw the pos
sibilities of the mammal, and began
a campaign to raise funds to have
it brought here. Seems he thought
the skeleton would make a nice
frame for a tea house.
Mammal Very Large, Dead
The whale was quite dead, quite
large—and quite smelly. As it had
been dead for some time, there was
little left of the carcass but the
bones. But Mr. Fullerton, being a
“public spirited citizen,” was deter
mined that the University should
. Sent to Eugene
One morning in January, the
University was notified that one
box car of whale was awaiting de
livery at the Eugene railroad sta
tion. But the University didn’t want
the dang thing.
The Eugene Daily Guard carried
a story on the incident—as did
many other papers—and we quote
from their account of .L’affaire
UO Refused to Take It
“ ‘The University don’t want
their whale,’ exploded Jake Coupal,
freight foreman, over the telephone
to A. J. Gillette, agent, who had not
yet realized the seriousness of the
“ ‘Well, I guess you can have it,’
Johnson Remains Firm
L. H. Johnson, head of the Uni
versity business department, refus
ed to allow the whale on the cam
pus. He was immensely disturbed
over the whole affair.
“I wish it was a white elephant
and alive; we could take it out in
the woods and shoot it,” he stated,
acording to the Daily Guard.
‘‘The University has had a good
many cases of junk shipped in on
it, some of them charges prepaid,
but this takes the cake,” he continu
ed. “In this case, the charges were
prepaid, all right, but we’ll never
accept that odor.”
“We didn't order any whale; the
man that brought it here did so on
his own initiative and it’s up to him
to dispose of it. I’ll never approve
of bringing that thing on the cam
pus in the condition it’s in,” John
Stays at Depot
Mr. Fullerton made further at
tempts to get the whale over to the
Universiy, but to no avail; it re
mained at the depot—on a side
track in a carefully roped-off area
—exuding its own peculiar, pungent
odor of dead whale.
Apparently, this incident so up
set Mr. Fullerton that he resolved
to do something about it.
Attacks UO Officials
He began publication of a pam
phlet, The Oregon Hornet, in which
he attacked the University Presi
dent, P. L. Campbell, charging that
immorality was rampant on the
campus and is publicly condoned by
President Campbell. He called Dean
of Men John Straub a “hun profes
sor.” He also declared that the
board of regents among whose
members were Governor James
Withycombe, Secretary of State
Ben W. Olcott, and other state of
ficials—is allowing the taxpayers
to be robbed unmercifully, and ask
ed that the public remove them
from office. He wound things up in
fine style by referring to President
Campbell as a "common liar.”
Tried on Libel Charge
Finally, these people brought
him to trial, where he was found
guilty of criminal libel—he was un
able to substantiate even one of his
fantastic charges. He was sent
enced to one year in jail but, due to
his advanced age, eleven months of
the sentence were suspended.
The moral of this story seems to
Don't ever, EVER try to give a
whale to the University of Oregon!
Tickets will bo on sale in the Co
op for this year’s marriage lecture
series sponsored by the YM
YWCA. The tickets are 50 centa
for the series of four lectures,
there being a limit of 200 avail
Speakers for the lectures are
Dr. and Mrs. O. R. Chambers, both
well-known counselors. Dr. Cham
bers has been professor and chair
man of the psychology department
at Oregon State since 1929 and
Mrs. Chambers taught psychology
there for four years during the last
“Mid-century Marriage” is the
general topic of the series, de
scribed by Dr. Chambers as "a
discussion of marriage in the light
of mid-century situations and
trends. ' Title of the first lecture,
to be held Jan. 16, is “Social Ade
quacies”; the second, scheduled for
Jan. 23, “Dating”; the third, Jan.
30, “Engagement"; and the fourth
Feb. 6, “Marriage.”
The lectures will be given at 7
p.m. in 207 Chapman. From 7 to
8:30 p.m. lecture will be presented
and questions answered. Personal
conferences will be held following
this. A question box will be in the
Co-op, where the tickets are sold,
so that those interested may leave
questions or suggestions for topics
they would like covered.
War Takes Toll
Two fraternities, at least, have
reacted to the trials of the war and
Chi Psi and Phi Sigma Kappa
are now eating at a joint table at
the Chi Psi lodge. Rumors to the
effect that Chi Psi would “fold”
because of lack of members were
termed Sunday by a Chi Psi mem
ber as "just bad rumor,” and the
Chi Psi’s were still operating.
A Phi Sigma Kappa spokesman
said Sunday that the two fraterni
ties, who are using the latter's
cook, would probably eat together
"for the rest of the term.”
New UO Athletic Cards
Issued at Mac Court
New athletic cards for winter
and spring terms will be issued be
ginning next Monday in McArthur
Court, Howard Lemons, athletic
business manager, said Sunday.
These cards are necessary for ad
mittance to all athletic events these
In another change coming as a
result of abandonment of plans for
a picture-type card, it will be neces
sary for all new students to have
pictures taken today and Tuesday
in the photographic bureau in the
basement of Johnson Hall.
The photo bureau will be open
both days from 9 a.m. until noon,
and from 1 to 5 p.m.
These pictures are for records in
j the office of Student Affairs.