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OREGON’S 75th YEAR
VOLUME LllI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER Ifl, 105t NUMBER 1
Ho BEGINS 75th YEAR
SU Enters Second Year
As Hub of Campus Life
The Student Union begins it)
second years as the hub of th»
University with the start of New
The SU is the result of effort)
vdiR'h began in 1923 and perslstei
despite discouraging obi tacles and
setbacks. The student center war
built solely through the efforts ol
leaders of the Univc rsity family
Not one cent of its S2.100.D00 cost
represents an expense to the tax
payers of the- state of Oregon.
The SU is divided into five
ma.iq,- units th • cultural, the rec
rt-a..or.nl, the social, the food serv
ice, and the student offices.
Offices nf stvuler.t leaders, meet
ing rooms for student clubs and
committees, as well as the offici
Student Union Hours
The Student Cnlon will open at
i> a.m. today and v.ill s< r\e luneh
from 12 noon to I p in., and din
ner from 5 p.m. to 0 p.m. as a
^service to students. No nn-uls
^fvti. he served In dormitories un
1 til Monday.
The SU opened for the 19.M
r>2 school jeur Saturday.
of the- program director. Olgt
Yevtich. arc located on the thiri
floor of the building.
V* c-adquarters for the Oregana
ent yearbook, is also located
he third floor, and the locatior
Old Oregon, alumni magazine
On the mezzanine.
offices of Dick Williams
ector, and Larry Davidson
jfh- manager, a:e located on the
Another feature of the SU it
•e circular glassed-in area knowr
-the "fishbowl." A snack bar. r
•jTfeterla, and u bag-lunch roorr
are located here.
Heart of the SU is the ballroom
on the second floor of the struc
ture, which doubles as an audi
torium for speeches, lecturers, and
i allies, and as a ballroom for
dances and other social events. A
modern projection room also
' makes possible the showing of
Within the cultural area of the
building are the Browsing Room,
for leisure reading, two well
equipped music listening rooms to
! further interest in good music; and
! an art lounge, where student work
is displayed. The a:t lounge is
1 located on the second floor, and
the Browsing Room and music
listening rooms at the north end
>f the SU.
Among the recreational features
in the building are a modem eight
line bowling alley, a billiard room
with ten tables, and a table-tennis
room with seven tables.
Other conveniences in the SU
include the four-chair barber shop
j In the base in < nt and the branch
post office at the north" end of
An 18'/j-joar hid Emerald
prediction wan fulfilled today—
Nineteen years ago this Jan
uary 31, tip* followIng article
appeared In the Oregon Daily
“Probably destined to ho a
journalism student at the I'ni
\erslty of Oregon—a I suit 18
year* from now—Is young John
Clifford Gregor, who was horn
Friday, Jan. 27, at the Pacific
“ ‘I have no plans for his
future,’ Ids father, Clifford
Gregor, senior in journalism,
elaimed last night, however,
His mother was formerly Elsie
May Allen, who graduated from
the Sehool of Education in
And today, eighteen-year-old
lohn Clifford (iregor enters the
i'niversify of Oregon as a fresh
man. Hut John has partly foiled
(he prophesies** of in:;3: he ,
want to major In physics.
TV STATION OK'D
| Three television channels have
tentatively been allocated to the
state of Oregon for non-profit,
educational use by the Federal
Communications Commission, with
one planned for Eugene.
The Federal Communications
Commission has begun to loosen
up on channel allocations after
maintaining a policy of freezing
The other two channels would be
located in Portland and Corvallis.
The State Board of Higher Edu
cation Tuesday voted in favor of
the plan, but the channels have not
been allocated, Dr. William Jones,
Doan of Administration announced.
The entire plan is somewhat in
the future, for the State System
of Higher Education must appeal
to the Oregon legislature for funds
to build the channels, Jones ex
The State System of Higher j
Education will not go before the
legislature again until January,
1953. The cost of a television chan
nel is estimated between $250,000
and $300,000, Jones stated.
However, if a television channel !
is ever developed in Eugene the
conditions will be favorable for it.
because channel number nine in
Eugene is a high frequency chan
nel, Jones concluded.
Obtaining material for new* j
student registration, the open
ing assembly, and dormitory
meetings compose today’s
schedule of events beginning j
Xew-Student W eek.
Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to
day registration material may be
picked up in the Student Union by
all new students. These materials, 1
which are nccesary for proceeding
through examinations and regis
tration. must be kent intact until
they have served their purposes.
The official opening assembly
of N< w Student Week will be held
at 7:30 p.m. at McArthur Court.
Donald M. DuShane, director of
student affairs, will preside over
the assembly. Dr. Harry K. New
bum, University president, will
present his official welcome. Ex
planations of advising and regis
tration will be offered.
Activities for today will be
closed with dormitory meetings at
9:30 p.m. Purpose of the meetings
in the units is to answer ques
tions which have arisen during the
day and to carry on the organiza
tion and instruction appropriate
to each living organization.
Beginning Monday, entrance ex
aminations will be given. These
are required of all new students
before registration. Physical ex
amination appointments are at the
Health Service for men, and at
Geriinger Hall gymnasium for
women. Placement examination
scores may be obtained the after
noon following the examination, at
the registrations materials tables
in the Student Union.
Dean Johnson's staff in Fenton
Hall will assign each lower-divisior.
student to his faculty adviser. The I
deans of the several schools, in
their respective offices, will asign
upper-division students to their
Student Affairs Assembly
The official Student Affairs as
sembly will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Monday at McArthur Court.
This assembly will introduce the
students to the staff of the Office
of Student Affairs, and will ex
plain the services offered to the
The official adviser-a d v i s e c
meetings will take place at 7 fV ;
< /'lease turn to fatie serai)
Is October 16
The 75th anniversary of the
University will he "in on Sept.
24th, the first day of classes
Seventy-five years a"o, on
Oct. 16. 1876, the first classes
in the University were held in
Only 87 students were in the
first class in 1876, in comparison
with this year's 75th class which
totals approximately 1200.
Dcady Hall, the lone building on
the campus in 1876, is still in use,
and in addition there are about 35
permanent structures on the 130
The 1951 faculty totals close to
350, only five faculty member.*
greeted the 1876 class.
Today's freshrnen will select
their studies from a wide variety
of possible majors in the college
of libera! arts or from nine pro
fessional schools. Students enter
ing 75 years ago had only two
courses of study from which to
choose- one »lassical, the other
Commemorating the anniver
sary will be a series of lectures by
world authorities. Arranged by a
faculty committee, the series will
be held throughout the year and
will bring to campus such jnen a3
Arnold Toynbee. British historian.
President James B. Con ant of Har
vard University; Senator Paul
Douglas: and President Arthur
Compton of Washington Univer
sity. Walther Reuther, president
of the United Auto Workers, haa
been invited, and a representative
of business will be invited.
Emerald Open House
Ever seen the workings of a
You'll have your chance thi3
Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to
5 p.m. The Oregon Daily Emerald
will hold open house for new stu
dents at these times in its quonset
hut adjacent to the journalism
school on University st.
Staff members will be on hand
to talk with visitors and explain
Applications for staff members
will be taken at these times. A
number of positions are open on
the paper's news and advertising
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