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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1951)
Modern architectural designs by
upper division students are now on
displuy in the Student Union art
gallery. Tlie exhibition Is composed
of selected student material retain
ed for AAA school records.
Gathered together by Sidney Lit
tle. dean of the School of Archi
tecture and Allied Arts, the pic
tures are planned to cater to three
groups the general campus, Uni
versity guests during the North
west Architectural Conference,
and <>reg»n architects who will
gather on the rumpus as guests
of the student chapter of the
American Institute of Architects.
Buildings and outdoor designs
featured In the display arc a do
bed hospital, group housing pro
ject, museum, hotel for conven
tions, cemetery, ballet theater, and
modern business office.
HI STING Into song Is Martha
\\ rikht of Duvall, Wash., recent
ly named to replace Mary Mart
in in the starring role of Broad
way hit “South raeifie." (AP
Ai/ Views Friday
"What is the ethical value of art
with special reference to King
Lear?" will be the topic of dis
cussion when E. C. A. Lesch and
Hoyt Trowbridge, professors of
English, speak at the coffe hour
at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Library
Browsing Room in the Student
Everyone may attend and parti
cipate in the discussion.
Members of standing commit
tees for the United Students As
sociation steering committee were
appointed by president Ernie
Bajdini at a regular meeting Wed
Members selected were Virginia
Wright and Maggie Powne, his
torians; Phil Johnson, Ron Lowell,
and Pat Choat, publicity; Phil
McGillvary, Virginia Wright, and
Don Hagedorn, constitution.
Newlyweds should start with a
small home, says a women’s page
wrlEBr. So there won't be much
room for argument.
Records of State Since Civil War
Found in Dusty Oregon Collection
By .Jim Ilaycox
Behind the sign in the foyer of
the Library pointing up two flights
of Htulr« to the Oregon Collection
Ih a story, a story of over 100,000
manuscripts and an era in Oregon
history which iiaa not yet been
The fact that it resides in
the states biggest library, how
; ever, doesn't make it the best all
around collection available, simply
because there was no university or
historical society to record the an
nals of our history when it was be
: ing made.
Perhaps that honor goes to the
Bancroft collection in California,
which was picking up materials as
| early as 1870 and even before. At
any rate, says Martin Schmitt,
curator, a surprisingly young
man to find among bonk shelves
there are better groupings of the
pre-Oivll War era in Bancroft’s
, and perhaps in other places too.
The latent value on Oregon's
shelves is found in the post-Civil
War era of which, he continued,
there has not yet been written a
Roughly, in Schmitt's third floor
■ domain, you could expect to find
anything written by an Oregon
author, about the state or the ori-1
ginal territory, or in Oregon. And
beyond this any particularly old
manuscripts of historical value
will be picked up for that value
Lastly, there is a great deal of i
personal correspondence to and
from many of the state's notables,
past and present. Letters of once
promirient Joseph Lane, in which
indications of his desire to form
a Pacific republic out of the ter
ritory and fight with the South,
sympathies which were to destroy
his political career, are found. And
not a few of the many thousands
on file, some expressing the inner
most sentiments and gripes of
mankind, have a cryptic "Destroy
After Reading" written on.
Requests, especially concerned
with this phase of the collection,
come in frequently from all over
the country. Recently the Kansas
Historical Society asked for micro
film of all correspondence from the
early Kansans to their friends who
had crossed the Oregon Trail to
settle here. In the chitchat of every
day life whole pages of unrecorded
history were found and put down
for the first time In return they
sent microfilm of all the replies
that are still in existence after al
most a century.
Variety of Bogles
In the "written in Oregon" de
partment is almost every variety
of fish and fowl, for anybody who
can pay the printer automatically
sells one volume here. Cook books
are in superabundance, put out by
such organizations as the fish
packers, the nut growers, the
prune and apple packers, the DAR,
and so on down the line.
One of the earliest of these is a
number that was printed jn Al
bany which, in addition to its re
cipes, gives valuable tips to young
ladies on proper social conduct and
ends up with a listing of all the
new and different names to give
children. The number of women
called Zona or fellas tagged June
among your acquaintances would
probably indicate the success of
this somewhat novel attempt to
give a cook book flavor.
Money Used to Advantage-,
What the future holds for the
collection no one can say. Actual
ly it nas done well in the approxi
mately 30 years of its existence.
As a part of the library budget, it
has had a great advantage over
j many other collectors. . .that of
money. What people won't give
away, they will often sell.
Its value is a moot question. An
arbitrary sum of $20,500 has been
i fixed on it arbitrary because it
i would be worth much more to any
i collector but absolutely worthless
i to the average guy who probably
! wouldn't give 2 cents for all the
history in the world.
If, as many of the western ex
perts say, the literary day of the
cowboy the Indian, and the wag
on train is about over, the promise
of our collection will certainly be
realized. For on its shelves the
great and almost untapped decades
from about 1870 on, the more re
cent history and romance of Amer
ica's last frontier, are waiting to be
Compiled by Torn Shepherd
“Doughnut hours," work parties.
"Ye Olde Community Sings," and
discussions on Brotherhood, the
Catholic Church, and Communism
are on agendas of campus reli
gious groups this week.
A work party is planned by
Christian House for Saturday
morning beginning at 9 am. A
luncheon is scheduled for noon.
Students are needed to help paint,
make shelves, sew rugs, clean
floors, and work outdoors, weather
The first "doughnut hour” at the
church will be 9:30 a m. Sunday
with coffee and doughnuts being
served in the University class
room before the regular Sunday
School hours. Mary Alice Baker
and Pat Hartley will serve as
The World Student Day of Pray
er will be observed by Christian
House beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sun
day with Bob Peterson as worship
service leader and Rev. J. A. Cov
ington, St. Mark’s Methodist
Church, os guest speaker.
Refreshments will be served at
the House after Monday's concert
at McArthur Court. At 4 p.m. Tues
day the weekly International Tea
witn Gisela Calliebe, special stu
dent from Germany, as featured
guest will be held. Wah Chun is
in charge of arrangements.
Campus clothes are in order for
the group’s Valentine party be
ginning at 8 p.m. Friday.
"The Christian Concept of
Jesus” will be the subject for dis
cussion at the Foundation at 5:30
p.m. Sunday. Rev. David Seaman,
House Director, will be discussion
"The Catholic Church and Com
munism” will be discussed by Rev.
Director to Speak
Major Jan Hoogstad, Salvation
Army director in Eugene, will be
guest speaker at the YMCA mem
bers’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in
the Student Union.
“The Salvation Army, It's His
tory and Origin" will be the sub
ject of Hoogstad’s talk. All inter
ested students may attend the
meeting, whether they are YMCA
members or not, according to Jack
, Merner, campus YMCA director.
Matthias Berger. OSB. at 7 p.m.
Sunday in Gei linger Annex. Fath
er Berger will compare and con
trast the Church and Communism.
Newmanites are planning a busy
scheduled during Lent. The rosary
will be said at 6:3o p.m. Tuesday
night during Lent in the Student
Union, and at 7 p.m. on Thursdays
in 207 Chapman.
Tuesday nights the rosary will
be followed by the executive coun
cil meeting and the study club
discussion while on Thursday night
the marriage series will follow the
“The Catholic Church" will be
the subject of Rev. E. S. Bartlam
at the Canterbury Club meeting at
5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s
Church, 13th and Pearl.
Open House will be the highlight
at Westminster House 8 p.m. Fri
Church service work within the
United States will be discussed at
6:15 p.m. Sunday by Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Childs of Eugene who will
relate their experiences in Arizona
and California missions.
“Ye Olde Community Sing" will
be tho theme of Tuesday’s 5:30
p.m. potluck at the House.
To Active Duty
Alfred C. Shepard, head of the
Portland office of the University of
Oregon Bureau of Municipal Re
search, has been recalled to active
duty in the Air Force at the rank
Shepard will be in charge of the
Portland Filter Center where he
will direct training of volunteers
in the Oregon civil defense organi
K. A. Brooks, district manager
of Montgomery Ward, will be on
campus today interviewing pros
pective job applicants at the gradu
at placement office.
The Oregon Supreme Court
meets in both Salem and Pendleton.
Some 15 members of the Ameri
can Institute of Architects will at
tend the Northwest Conference of
the institute to be held Friday on
the University campus.
Sidney W. Little, Dean of the
School of Art and Architecture
and member of the A. I. A. com
mission, will be host.
The afternoon session will be
held in the beard room of the Stu
dent Union, and the evening ses
sion at the Town Club.
Fewer men are tied to the wife's
apron strings these days because
fewer women have time to wear
By Wally McClain
“What do students think of the
Sunday afternoon movies offered
for 30 cents in the Student Union?"
In reply to this question of the
Inquiring Reporter, most students
said that they were in favor of
this movie program, even if they
had not attended one so far.
Beth Rubenson —sophomore in
sociology—"I think that the movies
chosen are too old. I’ve already
seen most of them before, but
otherwise I think they’re a very
Cal Rowe senior in business ad
ministration "They’re a good idea.
I usually go to the movies down
town anyway on Sunday, and it’s
a lot cheaper to go at the Student
BUI Gurnej-—freshman in law—
“They’re ail right, but the only
one I saw was a war picture and
it was too realistic for someone
wno’s worrying about the draft.’’
Hope Riley freshman in anthro
pology—“They’re a fine idea, but
so far I’ve never been to any of
Virginia Korn -sophomore in
business—“The choice of movies is
Hal Lemon—junior in business
administration—“The movies are
fine, but it’s hard to hear. I think
it would be much better if they
would turn the volume up.”
Don Paillette—sophomore in
speech—“The movies are good. The
seats are hard. I also think it would
be better if more recent movies
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really becomes universal what will
our politicians have to talk
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