Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 31, 1951, Image 1

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Dr. James Conant
Will Give Talk
At Friday Session
President Jump* B. Conant of
Harvard university will apeak on
"University Education and Nation
al Security" at the 75th Anniver
sary Convocation Friday.
President Conant has guided
Harvard, the-oldest and richest l its
endowment is more than one hun
dred and ninety million dollars i
educational institution in America,
nlnce 1933. At that date he became
obe of Harvard’s youngest presi
dents. and with one exception, the
only president who had been a
Since ascending to Harvard's
presidency at the age of 40, he has
achieved distinction as an educator
and as an adviser to the United
States government during World I
War II. In late 1950. as a member (
of the Committee on the Present
Hanger, he proposed the Iramedi
i»te mobilization of manpower and
the institution of universal mili
tary training.
Called for Universal Conscription
After the beginning of World
War II in Europe. Conant was one
of the first to call for universal
jronscription In the United States ,
and all-out aid to England. In May.
1941, he bcame a member of the
Fight 'for Freedom Committee
which advocated that the United
States enter the war. During this
beriod he gave many forceful
Speeches attacking isolationist sen
| On the war's scientific front, Dr.
Conant was a key figure, not only
bi-cause of his knowledge of the
field, but also because of his ad
ministrative ability. Obnant was, 1
in the words of TIME, the "orga
nizer. moderator and catalyst" for
the entire two-billion-dollar war
time research program, including
chemical warfare, radar and the
atomic bomb. In June, 1948, Presi
dent Truman awarded the Medal of
Merit to Dr. Conant.
In late 1950, Conant proposed
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Moonlight Girls
Chosen; Winner
Voting on Nov. 9
Finalists in the Moonlight Girl
(it Phi .Sigma Kappa contest arc
Jean Panins and Suzanne Ncy.
Carson hall; Jranese Crist, Delta
Gamma; Marilyn Power, Kappa
Alpha Theta; Rosemary Vaught,
Alpha Chi Omega; and Verla
Thompson, Alpha Omlcron Pi.
The finalists will attend a din
ner next Wednesday at.the phi
Sigma Kappa house. Voting for
the winner will take place Nov. t)
at a fireside at the house. The win
ner's picture will be entered in the
national content.
Class Council
Hears Reports
The A8UO council in its Tues
day evning meeting:
1. Heard a report from Home
coming Chairman Francis Gillmorc
on plans for Homecoming week
2 Appointed a committee to
prepare a model constitution to be
used by all classes in the interest
of uniformity.
3. Discussed the possibility of
class dues.
1. Reviewed proposed plans for a
freshman - sophomore vaudeville
show winter term.
5. Received a report from Les
Anderson, alumni secretary and
class OTviBor, on class records and
u dance organization chart.
Miss Gillmore told the council
that this year's Homecoming will
stress spirit and participation. She
called upon the two freshman rep
resentatives on the council to en
courage active defense of the Ore
gon Homecoming bonfire due to
expected retailiation from Oregon
State students. The OSC bonfire
was burned ahead of schedule last
Proposed Homecoming Schedule
The proposed Homecoming
schedule as announced to the coun
cil by Miss Gillmorc is as follows:
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.'tome zwju rajgene children will
be entertained by Oregon fraterni
ties and sororities tonight in a gi
gantic Halloween party which will
culminate in a campus-widc stock
ing dance.
Underprivtlegd children of the
Eugene area and fourth, fifth and
sixth graders of the elementary
achoola will visit Greek houses for
games, food and contests and then
will travel to McArthur court
Where chosen finalists will partici
pate in traditional Halloween
games of apple bobbing, compete
in a costume contest and play pin
Campus entertainment will also
be foaturejj as part of the Mc
Arthur court program.
No-date Sock Dance at 10
The no-date stocking dance will
begin at 10 p.m., at which time
children will be returned to their
parents by members of the Order
of the O. Dress for the dance will
be jeans or peddle pushers for
women; regular campus clothes
for men.
The dance will continue until
midnight. Closing hours for all
women's organizations have been
extended until 12:30 a m. Women
will be allowed to leave their dor
mitoriea at 10 p.m. to attend the
Parties Begin at 7 p.m.
The series, of individual parties
will begin at 7 p.m. Children will
visit three or four houses where
they will be entertained until 9
p.m. by sorority and fraternity
members who have been paired by
houses for the oceasion. They will
Homecoming Queen Candidates
Nominated; First Eliminations
Scheduled tor Toniaht at 7 in SU
Candidates for Homecoming
Queen of 1951 were chosen Monday
evening in campus living organiza
The candidates are Barbara
Bates, Alpha Chi Omega; Frances
Neal. Alpha Delta Pi; Pat Rice,
Alpha Gamma Delta: Joan DeBen
edetti. Alpha Omicron Pi; Starly
Sparks, Alpha Phi; Virginia
Wright, Alpha Xi Delta; Joanne
Abel, Chi Omega: Marilyn Thomp
son, Delta Delta Delta: Connie
Ohlsen, Delta Zeta; Donna Sher
wood, Gamma Phi Beta; Davia
Saul. Hendricks Hall; Nellie Sano.
Highland House; Meredith Burch.
Kappa Alpha Theta; Judy Mc
Loughlin, Rebec House; Donna
Jean Meier, Sigma Kappa: Jean
Godknecht. University House; Gin
Egyptian Student Describes
Thousand-year-old School
(Editors nolo: George J. I’rlmis,
the contributor of thin article, Ik
a graduate assistant. in the busl
nmtK adminlHtration school. He huh
born in Alexandria, Egypt, and
caine to this country 2'/j yearn j
By George J. Prlmls
In fascinating Cairo, the Orient's
Paris, where the enigmatic Orient
meets the practical Occident,
where the. unexpected is always
possible, stands a building which
is a thousand years old. This build
ing is the El-Azhar university.
There one sees a perfect example
of East and West flowing together,
but never mixing. Beside the west
ernized Egyptians, one sees robed
and turbaned Moslems from all
over the world.
El Azhar (meaning "the splen
did") university was erected by the
Eatimite dynasty in 87 A. P. In
1148, it was discontinued as a
learning institution and used sim
ply as a mosque. But this situation
idid not last long and its doors
were opened again to students.
In this seminary, half-university
and half-church, many thousands
Of Moslems from youth up devote
■tl»emselves to the memorizing of
the Koran (the Moslem's Bible)
gnd the discussion of the Koranic
V • : .
commentaries. At the same time
they study the science of religions,
moral, civil, and criminal law as
founded on the Koran. Courses in
Arabic literature, grammar, rhe
toric and logic are also given.
Fifty Percent of Students
Fifty per cent of the students
are foreigners. From China, India,
Malay, Turkestan, Morocco, Japan
and Turkey the faithfuls make
their way to El-Azhar, because it
is the chief centre of learning in
the Mohammedan world.
At El-Azhar, students read t.he
unchanging texts of their prede
cessors and study to become
shiekhs of learned holy men. Rome
of the advanced courses take al
most a lifetime to complete, but
years are of little significance in
such an atmosphere and one gen
eration is indistinguishable from
the next.
You may enter the vast arcaded
quadrangle of the university at al
most any hour and find, sitting
cross-legged on the ground upon
their mats, solitary or in groups,
the students memorizing their
Koran. Everyone here wears na
tive dress and the white Moslem
turban. Their shoes are placed be
side them and as they learn their
work they sway monotonously
backwards and forwards. Some ol'
them will have been there since
before dawn and will have gone
straight from ther morning prayer
to their book.
Not Tart of Kgyptian Educational
El-Azhar university does not
really form part of the Egyptian
educational system, because it is
unique in its methods, and objec
tives and as such it differs greatly
from both government and non
government schools. In this way
the religious institution can be
compared to Oxford university in
that both began with monastic
and other education being carried
on side by side.
Apart from its function as an
educational and theological cen
tre, El-Azhar university has been
a centre of nationalistic move
ments, especially since the days of
Napoleon’s invasion. Arabi Pacha,
Saad Zaghloul Pacha and Mustafa
Kemal Paclm were all students
From the social point of view,
the university has a great influ
ence on the education of its stu
dents. It acts ns an agent of con
servatism and throughout displays
the thousand years of religious tra
ditions behind it.
ny Simmons, Zeta Tau Alpha; Sal
i ly Hayden, Orides.
Candidates Listed
Joan Blakely, Alpha Tau Ome
ga; Sally Palmer. Beta Theta Pi;
Helen Jackson, Campbell Club and
Carson Hall; Carol Tate, Cherney
Hall, Hunter andPi Beta Phi; Ann
Carson, Chi Psi; Marilyn Power,
Delta Tau Delta; Martha Staple
ton, Delta Upsilon; Maggie Powre,
Lambda Chi Alpha; Diane Flenner,
McChesney Hall; Jo Martin. Nes
tor Hall and Phi Kappa Psi; Nancy
! Miller, Phi Delta Theta; Jody
| Greer, Phi Gamma Delta.
Gayle Pattee, Phi Kappa Sigma;
Donna Wilcox, Phi Sigma Kappa;
Mollie Muntzel, Sigma Alpha Ep
silon; Barbara Jones, Sigma Alpha
' Mu; Patty Ruan, Sigma Chi; Pat
j Howard, Sigma Phi Epsilon; De
| borah Mallott, Sherry Ross Hall;
: Ina Hoddes, Stan Ray Hall; Donna
Ringle, Tau Kappa Epsilon; Betty
| Coc Rilea, Theta Chi; June Clark,
Alpha Hall; Marian Moore, Kappa
. Sigma; Pat Turgeson, Sigma Nu;
Molly Muntzel, Pi Kappa Alpha,
and Peggy Mainer, Pi Kappa Phi.
Interviews at 7 p.m. Tonight
Candidates will be interviewed
tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in Rooms
110. Ill and 112 of the Student
S Union. Judging will be based on
appearance, poise, personality and
campus interest. The contestants
will wear short silks or suits for
the preliminary eliminations.
Due to the conflict with the
Greek-sponsored Halloween party,
[ fiH candidates should be at the SU
| early so that judging can start
promptly at 7 p.m., the committee
Candidates who are to partici
pate in the Halloween party will
be interviewed .first and released
soon afterwards in order that they
may take part in the party as
Semi-finalists will be announced
Thursday. The judging will take
place Thursday night in Gerlinger
Square Dance Tonight
In Student Union at 7
A two-hour square dancing pro
gram sponsored by the Student
Union dance committee will begin
at 7 p.m. tonight in the SU Ball
i then be escorted to McArthur
! court. Children will return to the
j house which was their original*
i startnfg point before leaving for
the basketball court.
Three of these Halloween parties*
will be visited and tape recorde<V
by George Drougas, KWAX an
nouncer. The recordings will Bo
played on the air at 9:15 p.m., fol
lowed by a “live" broadcast at
9:45 p.m. from Mac court.
KWAX Will Record lnterviews
Drougas will intei-view both.
hosts and guests at the parties.
| “By this arrangement we hope
I to present a campus Hallowed*
i to the general public," Drougat*
I explained.
At Mac court, entertainment am\r.
judging of contests will take place
betwen 9 and 10 p.m. Costume
i Judges are President Newbum,
Mrs. Leonard Casanova. Basket
j ball Coach Bill Borcher and Eu
f gene's mayor, V. Edwin Johnson.
I This feature will highlight the 15
i minute broadcast.
Representatives from the Ore
1 gornan, the Journal and the Regis
. ter-Guard will be present. A gr oup
i from Republic Studios of Holly
; wood. California, presntly filming .
■ 'This is Eugene," also will to
1 there.
| The. fraternity and sorority hav
. ing the greatest proportion of'
: their membership present will bo
; given awards. The four losers, de
| termined by the number of shoeu
. deposited in individual boxes be
[ fore the dance begins, will form
the clean-up committee.
ASl'O Cabinet to Count Shoes
Shoe judging will be handled by
members of the ASUO cabinet. Stii
McCollom, ASUO public relatiom*
chairman and promotion chairman
of the parties and dance. requests
that each organization furnish its
own box for shoes.
Main chairman for the evening
is Jack Smith. Other committee
heads are Nancy Pollard, judges;
Murial Hagedorn, decorations:
i Gerry Pearson, entertainment; an<V
j Dick Davis, publicity.
Duck Club Rep
To Speak at Rally
Friday in Court
Dick Reed, a representative from
| the downtown Duck Club, will bo
j featured speaker at Friday's rally
[ in McArthur Court,
j Short talks also will be provided
I by Coach Len Casanova and Duck
j Co-captains Mike Sikorra and Dick
; Patrick. The program, which bc
| gins at 6:30 p:m., also will include
! several yells, a performance by tho
| newly-organized pep club, a pre
sentation of John Epley's new fight
i song, and other entertainment.
The pep band, which consists of
15 students, has vacancies for ad
j ditional members. An application
i may be enterd by any student by
I sliding it under the door of Room
j 309 of the SU.
I The University rally board met
j Tuesday evening and discussed tho
I possibility of a California-Oregon
i dance in Berkeley on the Friday
i preceding the Nov. 17 Duck-Bear
gridiron clash.
j The rally board also decide dthat
i houses will be paired for Friday':*
i rally with house pairings listed in
| Thursday's Emerald. The board.
■ also established committees for all
i rally board activities.