Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 09, 1951, Image 1

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    n Daili/
Fifty-first year of Publication
White Elephants,
Pledge Classes
Go on Sale Today
The Alpha Chi Omega pledge
da**, the Sigma Chi Mophomore
cla** and "white elephant*" con
tributed by campuH living organi
zation* will be Hold by auctioneer
Bob Chamber* at the Asaociated
Women Student*' auction at 4
p.m. today on the Student Union
Sneak previews of the entertain
ment to be presented for the high
est bidder* will be presented. The
4\lpha Chi pledge* will do a take
off on the *ong "Frankie and
Johnnie." Sigma Chi'* sophomore
cla*» is to give a black-faced act.
The runner* up In the girls divi
sion, the pi Beta Phi pledge*, will
give a song and "bottle-band”
number, and two Alpha Delta Pi
pledges are to pantomime the song
"Why did I Believe You?”
Each campus living organization
ha* been asked to have a represen
tative at the auction to bid for hi*
Small article* will be priced and
ret on tables for student* to buy.
Money will be taken on the spot,
when a student bids on the larger
items or group* being auctioned.
Money raised at the auction will
be used for scholarship* for camp
us women. Last year’s AW'S Auc
tion brought over 90 dollars for
"Grand Illusion" will be shown
nt 2:15 and 4:45 pm. Sunday in
the Student Union ballroom, un
der the sponsorship of the SU
movie committee. The movie, di
rected by Jean Renoir, has Kn^lish
Bird Presented
To Entertainers
By Unknown Fan
The licit Trio, campus enter
tainers, this week received a
duck mascot from an anonymous
An accompanying note said
", . . a token of our incxprcssablr
grutltudc for the entertainment
you have provided.”
Fred Sclinciter, Trio manager, 1
said, “up appreciate the duck, ;
‘Stinky’, hut will the sender
please tell us how to take care of
It. It hasn't eaten anything since
we’ve had It.”
Reason: The duck s I»een dead
for several weeks.
'Friday at Four'
Entertainment Set
In SU Fishbowl
The third in the series of “Fri- (
day at Four" in the Student Union !
fishbowl will be held today.
A group of Hawaiian students.
Charlie Oyama, Jimmy Solidum.
Alan' Twvakinckona, Marmi Ma
goon and Giles Godfrey, will pro- i
vide musical numbers on the bass, j
guitar, ukulele, and piano. Miss
Magoon will also do a hula.
The weekly event is sponsored
by the SU concert committee, un
der the chairmanship of Jim Wil
Stars' of the movie are Jean
Gain. Pierre Fresnay, and Kric von
Stroheim. The film has been uni
versally acclaimed a great contri
bution to the peace and world un
derstanding. according to Sandra
Price, SU movie chairman.
Admission is 30 cents.
Full House Claps
Shaw's Musicians
To Eight Encores
Tho Robert Shaw Chorale and
concert orchestra performed to a
packed house at McArthur Court
last night.
The reception was so good that
eight encores were given, Robert
Shaw having to yell for mercy at
the end, "What do you want -
blood ?"
Encores included an Israeli folk
song. "For Out of Zion Corhes the
Law;" an old English folk song,
"Dear, Dear What Can the Matter
Be?”, an American folk song,
"Polly-Wolly Doodle;” Rodgers
and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma:"
another American folk song. "Lis
ten to the Mockingbird;" a nov
elty. "Little Bird. Little Bird. Go
Through My Window;.There's
Nothing Like a Dame," from
"South Pacific” by Rodgers and
Hammerstein; and "Sit Down
Servant." ao Negro spiritual.
The Requiem Mass in D minor
by Mozart occupied the first part
of the program and was well re
ceived. The later numbers. Brahms'
"Liebesleider Walzer” and Ravel's
"Trois Chansons’ were given ex
planations by Mr. Shaw in person,
and the concert became more and
more informal as the evening wore
on the planned program ended with
Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess".
The orchestra accompanying the
singers was clear and gave evi
dence of being a very professional
group. The singers, true to Shaw's
philosophy of what singing should
be. were clear and precise in their
diction, except when tho tempo
was too fast.
SenatelBlasts SU;
Phone Hearing
Closed to Students
By Jim Hay cox
V ',u-' K!.ass counter in the Student Union “fishbowl” didn’t
melt last night it wasn't because of something the senate didn’t
a )Out it. fleavy criticism was directed at the management,
and mismanagement, of the soda bar and at the Student Union
board w”,ch* sa,(l a* least two members, turned a deaf ear to
student suggestions for improvement.
Arlo Idles led the spearhead of complaint which met a Stu
dent Union board report read by Merv Hampton, ASUO vice
Service is not so slow,” he said, “as people make it. It would
lie the same if 35 to 40 crowded into a downtown restaurant.
he soda bar has had green help and the wage ~cale is <et by
the state. As many people are employed behind the bar as there
is room for and economically feasible.”
Chairman Tells
Parade Rules
The Homecoming noise parade,
scheduled for Saturday. Nov. 24 to
precede the Oregon-OSC game,
will be on a non-competitive, vol
untary basis, Tom Wrightson, pa- I
rude chairman, announced.
One requirement only will be j
made for the parade if trucks are I
used, they must be dual-controlled j
to enable them to get through the !
gates of Hayward field.
Wrightson said Thursday, that
the committee was “anticipating a
foot rally in the main to follow
the floats," and that the parade j
would be a “snowball type rally
with floats option?! but encour
The parade will form at 19th and
Alder about 11 a.m. and will pass
by the Student Union between 12
noon and 12:30 p.m. The route of
the parade will be down Alder to
13th ave.: from 13th and Alder
> to University st.: past the SU to
13th; ar.d down 15th to Hayward*
Parking space will be available
at Hayward field for trucks and
cars in the parade and a section
in the stands will be reserved for
student participants.
“The idea of a modified noise pa
rade this year is to minimize prep
aration on the pait of the various
living organizations.” Wrightson
said. Speaking for the committee,
he said, “We expect a lot of spirit.”
64-year-old UO Student Served in World War I
Writer Reminisces about 1918 Armistice
* (Ed. Note: Enrolled «l Orcgnn
as a graduate student tn geology
S3 years after tlie signing of the
World War I Armistice, Ilnr
land I,. Osgatlnrp has written
for the Kmcruld, in connection
with Armistice Day Sunday, the
following reminiscences of how
he learned of the signing of that
* * id
By Harland L. Osgatharp
Thirty-three years :s n. long
time, but I remember vividly my
experiences before and at the time
of the signing of the Armistice of
World War I.
With American troops again en
gaged in battle—in Korea and
looking back over world history
that has transpired within the past !
three decades and three years, we
are prone to wonder whether or
not civilization has advanced or re
But let's leave all that to stu
dents of the social sciences and
recall what this University student
was doing 33 years ago when the
Armistice was first celebrated.
If you will take a good map of
. the Benelux countries (Belgium,
Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
. and look along the Lys river about
10 or 12 miles south of Ghent, the
• capital of Belgium, you will see a
ittle town called Dienze. (Ameri
^ can soldiers strong on phonetics
| pronounced it Dinezy.)
| The 37th, or Buckeye, Division
* had its headquarters in Deinze in
1918. Headquarters of the 148
A 64-year-old veteran of two world wars with a college degree,
white-haired Harland L. Osgatharp has returned to college as a
graduate student in geology at the University of Oregon.
Osgatharp, who graduated from Oakland City College, a small
Baptist collccg in Oakland City. Indiana, in 1927, is attending Ore
gon on the O.I. Bid of Bights. He is taking courses in geology,
geography, chemistry and Russian, 16 hours in all.
He served as a private in the 37th Division of the United States
army in World War I. a member of the 118th Field Hospital Com
pany which was stationed at Deinze, Belgium, when the Armistice
was signed..
Discharged in 1919, Osgatharp re-enlisted in the army in January
of 1942, serving as a corporal until July 8, 1950. During World War II
he served in North Africa, and Italy, and after the war in Hawaii
and Japan.
In 1940, he had come to Eugene for the first time.
While on the campus, he said, he was fascinated by the replica of
the Willamette Meteorite displayed on the west porch of McClure
hall, the original of which was found near Oregon City in 1902.
"I knew then that I wanted to come to this University," lie said.
1 have to leave now, he stated at the close of the interview. "I've
got a tough 17 pages of French translation to do for my course in
Geography of Europe. And he picked up his papers and left for
the library.
Field Hospital company, attached
to the 37th Division, was in a large
church and a surrounding monas
tery. This monastery had been
used by the Germans as a bar
The 148th Field Hospital Com
pany used the church for both a
receiving ward and an operating
l oom. Parts of the monastery were
used for wards and for barracks.
We went into Deinze on the
morning of Nov. 9, 1918. When we
alighted from our Packard trucks,
were were told by some of the
talkative citizens that the war was
going to end in two days, but we
were skeptical.
On the next day, Nov. 10, we re
ceived as patients some men who
were driving ambulances on the
highway being shelled by the Ger
mans. “Don't tell me there is go
ing to be peace tomorrow," said an
ambulance driver whose face was
bleeding from shrapnel.
On the morning of Nov. 11 a bar
rage was put up so near our hos
pital that it was impossible to stay
asleep. It lasted long enough to
warrant our getting up to go to
breakfast. Skepticism regarding
peace was rife, as we ate.
One of my duties at that time
was cleaning up the receiving ward
and making it ready for the pa
tients. When that task was done,
everything semed so quiet after
the heavy barrage that X walked
down the main street of Deinze.
and soon I noticed a crowd of ex
cited citizens milling around a bul
letin board.
Communique Causes Excitement
A communique in French was
the cause of the excitement. I
copied it down and took it to the
receiving ward, where an officer
was on duty who could lead
French. First he read it through in
French, then, turning to all of us,
he said:
“Well, boys, this means we are
going to quit fighting at 11 o'clock
this morning."
Then, as an afterthought, he
said, “If you don't mind I would
like to keep this copy of the com
The communique was a copy of i
one that French Madshal Ferdin-1
and Foch, supreme commander of
all the Allied arimes, had issued, j
bringing World War I to an end. !
"People are critical," Hampton
saicT'on a subject they know ve, yr
little about."
Phone Hearing Closed
A brief bombshell at the meet
ing was the revelation that no stu
dents, cither from Oregon or OSCT,
would be able to attend the tele
phone hearing. A letter from OSC*
President Donn Black read by Eill
Carey, ASUO president, said Gov
ernor Douglas McKay “is going to
take our stand in this matter." The
hearing will take place between
Nov. 10 and 15.
With a vivacity which seemed to
characterize the whole meeting,
the senate unanimously passed a
resolution to "urge faculty assist
ance in promoting attendance in
the incllectual program offered by
assemblies." The resolution, which
will be transmitted by E. G. Ebbig
bausen, associate professor of
physics, to the faculty, culminated
discussion of poor student assem
bly attendance.
Giles Charges
Preferring to the SU, Giles said,
"It’s the most fouled up. ineffec
tual organiaztion of the campus.
Anything anybody suggests they
fthe SU Board i don't accept. Pub
lic relations are lousy. Publicity is
lousy.” He also indicated the food
was, or had been, not always good.
Hampton countered saying the
charges by Giles "were not the
products of mature thinking.” The
Union ar.d soda bar. he said were
not perfect but “very effective and
efficient. The time for criticism of
thi snature (Giles) would come
when it was 10 or 20 years old.
Soda Bar Suggestions
Two suggestions were made by
Cece Daniels and Mike Lally for
Hampton to carry back to the SU
board. They were (1) to reinstate
th morning "coffee table" and i2)
work out some kind of “stalls" so
people would line up for services
A proposal to give entertainment
chairman Gerry Pearson a cabinet
seat as a non-elective member was
One preliminary report was
given on the Mil race investigation,
and ASUO President Bill Carey
appointed seven senate membeis
to look into the proposed honor
Ten Reports Heard
Ten leports in all were heard.
Athletic chairman Jack Smith's
proposal, passed with IS affirma
tive votes, was called back when
senators realized that 19 votes
were needed to constitute three
fourths of the membership. A sec
ond ovte failed by three. 16 to 3 for
the proposed change.
Smith had asked that the sec
tions referring to the rally board
be struck from his designated du
ties, stating the board could more
efeetively report to the president
Pigger's Guide
Almost Finished
The Pigger's Guide, campus stu
dent directory, will be ready for
publication soon, Editor Pat Cheat
stated Thursday afternoon.
"It’s almost completed except
for the press run,” Miss Choat
According to Miss Choat, the
1951-52 guide will have two added
features, an index of its own sec
tions and an index of advertisers.