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UNIVERSITY OF OKKIiON, EUGENE, MONDAY, APRIL 30. 1051
Methods for improving the
system of inviting high school
seniors to attend the Cniver
site's Duck Preview Weekend
''ere discussed in a special
Present at the meeting wore
IttM Duck Preview Chairman
Gcorgle Oberteuffer; Roger Nudd,
assistant chairman; Klaine Har
tung and Bob Jones, housing co
chairmen; Donald M. DuShane,
director of student affairs; Mrs.
Golda P. Wickham, director of
women's affairs; Ray Hawk, direct
or of men's affairs; Lyle Nelson,
director of public services; and
Les Anderson, alumni secretary.
According to Miss Oberteuffer,
the group will recommend person
alized invitations from living or
ganizations to high school seniors.
In order that no high achool sen
ior who desires to come for Duck
Trevmw be omitted, cards would
b> distributed in high schools for
seniors to send in. Houses would be
aided in making up their lists by
use of residence cards on file in
the Office of Student Affairs for
high achool students planning to
attend the University.
Beavers IK) Well
Improvements in the invitation
system would be desirable in view
of the fact that Oregon State Col
lege, where living organizations
send personalized invitations, re
gistered some 1,300 guests for their
weekend this year, while Oregon
registered approximately 400, Miss
Other recommendations, which
will be presented in full when Miss
Oberteuffer presents a report to'
the ASUO Executive Council next1
Monday, include appointment of!
the Duck Preview chairman during j
fall term, and active promotion of j
the University in private and par- :
ochial schools throughout the state.'
Five Places Chosen
For Voting Booths
Five voting booth** will Iw set
up around the cam pun for the
Wednesday student body elec
tions. The (Mills will be open from
K a.m. to 0 p.m.
The polling places will Is* lo
1. The library
2. The Co-op
8. The .Student Union
4. Fenton Hall
H. The center of the campus
Students to Pick
On the shoulders of University
students rests the task of select
ing the Queen of the Law School
Weekend this weekend. Candidates
competing in the annual contest
are "Dolly" Young, "Bobby"
Abrams. “Billie” Dardano, "Kil
lina” Farris, “Roberta" Jones.
"Fran" Linklater, and "Jackie”
Exclusive shots of the seven
beauties have been released and
arc. now on display in the Co-op.
Voting starts today and, following
law school tradition, is on the
honor system: one student one
Individual ballot boxes arc locat
ed under each candidates' photo
graph. Poses v. ere modeled after
the 1950 Esquire calendar after
special permission wns obtained
from the magazine's editors, Gen
eral Chairman Bill Taylor said.
1,500 Hear Pianist
In Saturday Recital
Approximately 1,500 persons
heard Hazel Scott, noted pianist,
present a recital ranging from
Chopin to boogie-woogie Saturday
night In McArthur Court.
Miss Scott, who also sang on
one number, played modern jazz,
syncopated classics, and popular
songs from movies. One of her
encores was a medley of Gershwin.
Papers Should Stay Alert,
Says Washington Editor
The managing editor of Wash
ington, D. C.'s leading daily paper
Sunday night gave Emerald and
Eugene newsmen some of his ideas
on government and the press, the
’52 elections, the MacArthur story,
and television and newspaper.
J. Russell Wiggins, top news
executive of the Washington Post,
finished off the first of four days
Eugene with a press conference
last night. He will meet with
journalism classes today.
Wiggins said it’s necessary for
newspapers to maintain vigilance
in getting news about government.
“Unless this vigilance is main
tained," he said, “the sources of
government will be closed to the
press at all levels.. .city, state, and
He felt that in periods when se
curity is needed, governmental
agencies are likely to use this se
curity angle to cover news which
would be embarrassing in print.
When asked about the ticket for
’52, Wiggins said Senator Taft
seems to be waging the most vig
orous campaign in the Republican
As for Truman, “I think the
President is the only one who
knows, and I'm not sure that he
knows,” the Washington newsman
He mentioned polls which say
Eisenhower is the favorite of Re
publicans, Democrats, and inde
When asked about coverage of
MacArthur’s firing and return,
Wiggins said "the press of the
country distinguished itself."
He added that editorial com
ment which he saw seemed more
calm than that of politicians or
Wiggins was asked if he thought
the wave of public opinion concern
ing MacArthur and his policy
would force Truman's hand.
He answered that the administra
tion's policy has already been
forced off the general line it fol
lowed at first.. .isolation of Korea
and neutralization of Formosa.
"I think it’s inevitable in a
democratic country that an articu
late opposition will tend to bend
policy,” Wiggins said.
He will be the speaker at the
combination Matrix Table-Grid
iron banquet Tuesday night. Sun
day afternoon he met with Ore
gon newspapermen in a seminar
sponsored by the school of journal
In Heavy Voting
.Vaney Allison, Ann Darby, Jeanne Hoffman. Libby Miller,
and Dot Polanski are the five princesses who will make tip the
Junior \\ eekend Court. Which princess will be queen will not be
announced until the All-Campus. Sing—May 11.
I he princesses were selected by an all-campus vote held Tues
day through Friday.
The court members, who were selected from a field of 11 final
• iMHiiii«i m viirir sncc
lion lat«- Friday night after the
votes had been tabulated.
" 1 he voting was extrcmclv
heavy, and we are verv glad
that the student body showed
its interest," Pat Mulliu, co
chairniau of the queen selection
and coronation, stated Sundav.
Three of the princess<*8 are from
Portland, while the remaining two
are from Salem.
Princess Nancy Allison is past
president of Hendricks Hall, and
is an art major. She is a member
of Phi Theta Upsilon, junior wom
en's service honorary, newly elect
ed president of the Associated
Women Students, and a member
of the Inter-Dorm Governing
Princess Ann Darby is a major
in Romance languages. Miss Dar
by is the president of the YWCA
and a member of Pi Beta Phi sor
ority. Phi Theta Upsilon, and
chairman of the Junior Prom.
Princess Jeanne Hoffman, a
sociology major, is president of
Phi Theta Upsilon and co-chairman
of the All-Campus Sing. She is a
member of Kappa Alpha Theta
Princess Libby Miller recently
took over the presidency of Delta
Gamma sorority. Miss Miller is a‘n
education major, and hopes to be
come a kindergarten teacher after
graduation from the University.
Princess Dot Polanski, a Chi
Omega coed, is a speech major.
Miss Polanski is secretary of the
University Theater executive
board, and a member of Phi Beta,
women's music and speech honor
Other finalists for the Junior
Weekend Court were Diane Ford.
Alpha Gamma Delta; Shirley Hil
lard, Alpha Delta Pi; Arlene Ken
nedy. Delta Delta Delta: Joanne
Lewis, Delta Zeta: Bunny Phil
brick, Carson Hall; and Mary
Preuss, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Orchesis, Oregon's honorary
dance group, will present a con- i
cert of modern dance at 8 p.m.;
Thursday and Friday in the Uni- -
The concert's dances will be
based on American poetry includ
ing negro spirituals and Emily
Dickinson's works among others.
The words of the poems will be
acted out by movements in the
Tickets are 74 cents for students
and one dollar for townspeople.
They may be purchased in either
the Health and Physical Education
building or in the women's P.E.
building on campus or in down
town Eugene at Graves Music
store. They will also be on sale
the performance night at the Uni
The dance group, wno is com- i
pletely handling both the work of
choreographing and the actual
dancing, is under the direction of
Miss Bettie Jane Owen, instructor
in physical education. Composer
and accompanist for the dances is
Mr. Rachel Reilly with Mrs. Marg
aret Provart as a percussionist
and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Marshall
Solo dancers for the concert are
Nancy Morse. Joyce Everson.
Nancy Radabaugh, and Jane
Dancers of the ensemble, all
members of Junior Orchesis, are
Joan Jacobs, Lois Randle, Inga
Wages, Susan Hunt, Susan McAn
die, Joan Safarik, Catherine Vilas.
Jacqueline Conrath, Betty Wise,
Patricia Burrows, and Carolyn
In all there will be twenty poems
or excerpts from poems acted out.
Robert C. North Offers Program
For Stopping Communism in Asia
By Adeline Gnrharinn
Robert C. North, authority on
communism in Asia, suggested a
three-point course for the United
States to follow in order to com
bat the influence of communism in
China at an assembly Friday in
the Student Union ballroom.
North's three points arc:
1. For the United States to exert
a democratic, revolutionary leader
ship in Asia.
2. For the United States to bring
all Asian problems to the United
Nations, rather than trying to
solve them by itself.
3. For the United States to pro
claim the right of all peoples to
better themselves economically and
socially, and aid them materially
in their struggle for this better
standard of living.
"It is one of tne tragedies of
modern times that the United
States has reached the point where
it has forgotten its own demo
cratic, revolutionary origin,’’ said
As a place where the United
States has opposed revolution-or
supported the status quo, North
cited the case of the French in
Indo-China and Chiang-Kai Shek
in China. In both places the Unit
ed States has supported interests
contrary to the wishes of the
Not only should the United
States set forth her troubles in
Asia before, the United Nations,
but she should urge all other na
tions to do likewise, he continued.
“Words are useless and even
damaging without actions,” said
the Far East expert. Helping the
people of China to do such things
as building hospitals and irrigation
projects is absolutely necessary if
democracy is to take root and flour
ish in Asia. North said that the
United States could be powerful
militarily and still lose the struggle
in the long run.
It is difficult for us to analyze
the situation in Asia, said North.
So far the United States has tend
ed to ignore it. while Russia has
studied the upheaval in Asia for 30
The upheaval in Asia, he said,
has been caused by two broad hu
man impulses. The first of these
is the refusal to live any longer
under conditions as they are. The
second is a fierce determinaiton to
drive Westerners out of Asia.
Specifically. North listed three
things which the people of Asia
1. True independence.
2. Social and economic better
3. Peace to achieve these aims.
The urge for nationalism is there,
said North, and whether or not the
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In SU Scheduled
Deadline for ticket reserva
tions for the joint Matrix Ta
ble-Oridiron Banquet, set for 7
p.ni. Tuesday in the Student
Union has been extended to to
Reservations may be made
until 5 p.ni. in the journalism
More than 400 invitations weie
mailed to campus journalism ma
jors. faculty members, house pre
sidents, and housemothers, as we t
as to journalists and civic leadeia
throughout the state.
The banquet is a combination of
two annual dinners Matrix Table,
sponsored by Theta Sigma Phi,
women's journalism fraternity, anil
Gridiron Banquet, sponsored by
Sigma Delta Chi, men's journalism
The two groups combined this
year to enable guests of both to
hear J. Russell Wiggins, managing
editor of the Washington Post,
Washington. D. C., speak while he
is on campus as a visiting lecturer
in the School of Journalism.
"Is There A Free Press In Our
Future?" will be Wiggin’s topic
at the banquet.
Four senior girls from Eugene
high schools will be honoi-ed at the
banquet. They are Eilene Harris,
Eugene High School: Mary Jean
Heidenreich, St. Francis: Carolyn
Keith. University; and Beth Miller,
The four were named as out
standing senior girls interested in
journalism by the advisers of their
high school newspapers. They wi l
be introduced at the banquet.
Miss Harris has had poetry pub
lished in several national maga
zines. She has written both fea
tures' and news for the Eugene
High School News, and is now writ
ing a history of the school.
Miss Heiden.-eich was editor of
the St. Francis News last year.
She is now on the annual staff,
and is a member of the national
honor society. Other activities in
clude Pep club and Girls League.
Assistant editor of Uni Hi-Light**
is the title of Miss Keith. She won
the Eric Allen award this year, be
longs to Quill and Scroll, and haa
also been active in both speech
and drama work.
Miss Miller has acted as editor
in-chief and page editor of the.
Willamette High paper this year.
She is also president of Ambassa
dor Club and plays in the band.
Cut Staff, Up Fees
If Funds Slashed
A $27,707,000 appropriation to
run tho State Board of Higher
Education for the next two fiscal
years beginning July l was ap
proved Thursday by the House
and sent to the Senate.
The amount designated for state
universities and colleges is 4 mil
lion dollars less than the boaid
The board said the reduced ap
propriation would force it to fire
00 to 70 faculty members, and 65
Civil Service employes, as well a-i
to increase student fees 25 per cent.
Rep. Rudie Wilhelm Jr., Port
land, told the House that the num
ber of students in state institu
tions of higher learning has drop
ped to 13,000 from a 1945 peak of
The budget cut was recommend
ed by the joint legislative waya
and means committee last week.