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Senators Robert A. Taft (R
Ohio) and Wayne Morse (R-Ore.)
present their views on the Taft
Hartley Labor Law. See their let
ters to the Emerald on Page 2.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1951
A business manager for the
Oregon Daily Emerald will be
named this afternoon by the Stu
dent Publications Board.
Petitions for the position are due
at 3 p.m. today in the administra
tive offices of the Student Union.
Petitioners will be interviewed by
the publications board at 4:30 p.m.
in the Chambers room on the third
floor of the Student Union.
Board members will meet at 4 to
S>k over the petitions. If neces
ry, a night meeting of the board
Will be held.
A complete reorganization of the
financial system of the business
side of the daily was adopted by
the publications board at a meet
ing Tuesday. This was decided
after it was reported that the
Emerald was approximately $400
below its advertising budget for
This $400 was taken- out of the
photography, engraving, and tra
vel items of the 1950-51 Emerald
budget, thus removing the deficit.
Under the new system, the'busi
ness manager will be paid on a
commission basis rather than the
straight salary previously paid.
Don Thompson, who was business
manager under the old plan, will
be allowed to petition along with
other students this afternoon.
The motion setting up the new
plan was worked as follows:
“Student Publications Board re
quests petitions for the position of
business manager of the Oregon
Daily Emerald to take office
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Virginia City Actors to Appear Here
TWO ACTORS of the Virginia City Players’ Company go through a scene from one of their melodramas.
The company, which has become nationally known for its presentation of these old-time plays, will per
form here Saturday.
Indiana Editor Chosen
Tom H. Keene, editor of the Elkhart, Ind., Daily Truth, will be the
main speaker at the thirty-second annual Oregon Press Conference,
scheduled for the Oregon campus Feb. 16 and 17.
Keene, who has been a newspaperman for 42 years and editor of
Tike Truth for 34 years, will speak as the fifth Eric W. Allen Memorial
.Fund lecturer, according to Alton
F. Baker, publisher of the Eugene
Register-Guard and chairman of
the fund trustees.
One of the leading journalists
I of the country, Keene, general
manager of his newspaper as well
as editor, has had a long and suc
In 1948, he received the second
annual Minnesota award to a news
paperman for "service to journal
ism of a high order over'a period
Keene, who is also the past pre
sident of the Hoosier State Press
Association, and the Inland Daily
Press Association, will remain in
Eugene a few days after the con
ference to meet with journalism
students. On Feb. 20 he will de
liver an address in Portland to the
professional chapter of Sigma Del
ta Chi, national men’s joumalis
, tic fraternity.
' Arrangements for the press con
r ference program here are now be
ing' made by Conference President
* Lueien P. Arant, publisher of the
iSpter Democrat-Herald; Oregon
Newspaper Publishers’ Association
President Walter W. R. May;
ONPA Manager Carl Webb, assist
ant professor of journalism; and
Gordon A. Sabine, dean of the
School of Journalism.
TO SPEAK AT UO
Tom H. Keene
Gay Nineties Melodramas
Featured by Troupe
The Virginia City Players, pror
fessional stock company whose
summer activities in Alder Gulch’s
historic old restored mining Camp
have attracted nationwide, interest
in such publications as Holiday
and Theatre Arts, will visit the
University at $:15 p.m. Saturday.
The players/are made up of a
group of actors whose experience
includes professional and collegi:
tickets are 70 cents.
Weather conditions will be
back to winter norms by Sat
urday, the United States Weath
er Bureau at the Eugene Air
port reported Wednesday.
Cloudy skies and rising tem
peratures are scheduled for to
day with some possibility of
snow followed by rain Friday.
Normal winter weather should
prevail this weekend, the bureau
According to the government
meteorologists, average Eugene
temperature for this period of
the year is 45 degrees during the
day. Night-time temperatures
vary between 35 and 40 degrees.
The mercury dropped to 21 de
grees in Eugene Tuesday even
ing. Bend was reported to be the
coldest- spot in the state Tues
day with a reading of 12 degrees
When they appear at the SU
Saturday night, they will present
the “Bale of Hay Varities,” a lively
Gay Nineties variety show.
The fast-moving melodramas,
which are enhanced with the addi
tion of entre-acts, curtain raisers,
and after pieces will be presented
in the Student Union ballroom.
Tickets for the show will be on
sale the remainder of this week in
the lobby of the SU. Student tickets
are 50 cents; general admission
75 cents. •
The troupe uses authentic Gay
Nineties costumes according to
Dori Barsness, wife of the com
pany’s director-manager. High
button shoes for the ladies and
stiff, detachable collars for the
men are included. Much time is
required to get in and out of these
outmoded dress fashions, he said.
For the second time within a
month the Student Union board
will have a change in membership.
In a Wednesday night meeting, the
board voted to replace Herb Nill
with a member from the ASUO
Nill, who is first vice-president
of ASUO and an automatic mem
ber of the board, had earlier re
quested that he be relieved of hia
position on the board because of
conflicting working hours.
ASUO President Barry Moun
tain suggested the change at last
week's meeting. According to the
motion passed Wednesday, Moun
tain will appoint an Executive
Council member to represent Nill
on the board.
Mountain said he will make the
appointment at Monday's Execu
tive Council meeting. Final approv
al will be made by the SU board.
The board emphasized the fact
that the new member will be a rep
resentative of the office of first
vice-president and will have a voice
in board action but not a vote.
Other business taken up by the
board included a report from Dir
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Perry Byerly,_ Condon lecturer
for 1951, will conclude his series
of two lectures at the University
at 8 p.m. Thursday when he speaks
in the Student Union.
"Earthquakes—Their Effects and
Mitigation” will be the topic which
Byerly will discuss Thursday. He
is the sixth speaker to appear in
connection with the Condon lecture
series, which is designed to make
science research known to the lay
man. in terms he can easily undei^
Byerly discussed the causes and
the geographical distribution of
earthquakes in his first lecture
on the Oregon campus Tuesday.
His series of six talks, sponsorei I
by the Geological Society of the
Oregon Academy of Science, will
conclude Tuesday and next Thurs
day at Lincoln High School in
Among the fields in which he
has done research are earth struc
ture, roots of mountains, and
energy in- earthquakes.
Me, of Corpse
A mysterious epidemic of
coughing broke out in the Stu
dent Health Service Wedpes
tiay afternoon. Doctors, nurses,
and patients in the office all ex
perienced sudden fits of cough
But neither the cold wind out
side. nor an undiscovered virus
could be blamed for the epide
Examination of the situation
revealed that the janitor was
cleaning out a sink with Drano.
Mortar Board Awards Plaque
Alice Maier, Helen Jackson, and
Stephanie Scott were awarded the
Mortar Board Plaque at the senior
women’s honorary's annual Smarty
Party Wednesday night.
The plaque is given annually to
the three sophomore women who
earned the highest grades in their
Presentation of the award was a
feature of the party, which honor
rd 67 freshman women who earn
ed a grade point average of 3.00 or
higher this fall term.
Miss Maier and Miss Jackson are
sophomores in liberal arts, while
Miss Scott is a sophomore in archi
tecture and allied arts.
Entertainment at the party in
cluded numbers by a trio from
Hui O Kamaaina, Hawaiian club,
and Max Pierce, accordionist.