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Sale of Buttons
Begins in Eugene
Homecoming Hutton sales will begin in downtown Kugenc
;m<l in Springfield today, according to I5<S|> Metz. Homecoming
finance chairman. Alpha I’lii Omega, national men's service
honorary, will sell bnttons in the downtown area and Shnil and
Dagger, sophomore men's honorary, will have charge of Spring
• his year's (|uota for button sales has been set at 5CXXJ. Goals
iur miii-H are apringneia, tuu; k;u
gene, 1200; and campus, 2500. The
remainder will be srid at the
alumni registration tables Home
coming weekend and In the public
schools, Metz said.
All Eugene high schools arc be
t lng contacted starting today by
' committee workers under the di
rection of Sally Hayden.
Buttons will cost 10 cents. The
revenue from the sales is expected
to pay for three-fourths of all
Homecoming expenses other than
the dance and the alumni luncheon,
All living organizations will be
contacted for sales before Wednes
day It was announced.
"Homerorning event* will run off
ns scheduled on Friday, Nov. 23
even though Stan Kenton will be
playing an engagement in Kugene
on the name night," Mike Lally.
Homecoming dance chairman, an
The bonfire rally will start at
8 pin. on Nov. 23 and will be
followed by an informal dance in
the Student Union fishbowl. There
will be no admission charge.
Questions had arisen concerning
the conflict with the Kenton ap
pearance, but Lally and alumni di
rector Lea Anderson asked that
committees go ahead with sched
Voting Booths Open
Voting booths for Homecoming
Queen selection will be open today
from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. in the Co-op
and the Student Union.
Today is the last day to vote,
according to Nell Chase, queen
selection chairman. Student body
cards must be presented at the
booths, Chase said. The 1951
Ttomecoming queen will be an
The six candidates up for the
Homecoming queen are Jody
Greer, Mollie Muntzel, Barbara
Bates, Lyn Hartley, Nancy Miller,
and Helen Jackson.
In previous years the winner had
the title of hostess. Last year's
winner was Lee DeJarnctte.
UO Water Ballet
"Seasonal Watermoods,” this j
term's water ballet, will be pre
sented by Amphibians, women's
swimming honorary, at 8 p m. ,
Wednesday and Thursday nights'
in the men’s pool.
The various swimming numbers '
done to music will be butlt around
the four seasons of the year. The
j four main numbers are "The Foot
ball Heroes" r f n Hi, “Christmas
Toys” i winter). “I'll Take Ro
| mancc" (spring) and "Fireflies”
! isummer i.
Participating in these and other
j numbers will be Amphibian mem
j tiers plus four men, Pete Van
; Dyke. Jim Allen. Yoshinobu Ter
; ade, and Allan Wakinekona from
the men's swimming team.
"This year's show promises to be
; the most outstanding and interest
j ing we have put on yet.” Jean
jSkordahl, co-chairman of the show,
| Tickets are now available at
j Gerlinger hall. Student Union,
men's physical eduaction building,
j and the Co-op. Price is 60 cents.
To Go on Sole
'Che 1051-52 logger's Guide*
will lx* available* next Monday,
lU'iordin)* to huHim-ss managcr,
The guide will contain the
names of all students with their
address, telephone number, class,
and major. There will also be a
faculty directory, a list of offi
cers of campus living organiza
tions and honoraries, and Ore
gon songs and traditions.
The directory will sell for 50c
and will be sold in the Student
Pairings for Thursday night's
Oalifomia-Oregon football send-off
rally at Union station for the
California game have been an
nounced by the rally board.
Men's houses arc to pick-up the
women's houses they are paired
with at 6:50 p.m. Thursday. The
rally is scheduled to begin at 7
House pairings are as follows:
Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Nu;
Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Mu,
McChesney; Alpha Gamma Delta,
Chi Psi; Alpha Omicron Pi. Sigma
Chi: Alpha Phi, Alpha Tau Omega:
Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Upsilon;
Ann Judson, Philadelphia.
Carson 2, Kappa Sigma. Cher
ney; Carson 3, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Stitzer: Carson 4. Tau Kappa Epsi
lon, Sederstrom; Carson 5, Nestor,
Hunter: Chi Omega, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon; Delta Delta Delta, Camp
bell club, Sherry Ross; Delta Gam
ma. Phi Delta Theta; Delta Zeta,
Phi Kappa Alpha, Sigma; Gamma
AGS Considers Sponsoring Jazz
Associated Greek Students,
campus political organization, will
consider sponsoring Jazz at the
Philharmonic at a meeting at 4
p.m. today. Larry Dean, AGS
president, said Monday.
Dean said an AGS committee
meeting Monday was in favor of
hacking the band for a perform
ance next Monday night. It will be
necessary to present the proposal
to all Greek houses and secure in
dividual house opinion, he stated.
Fraternities and sororities will
vote on the proposal this evening
in house meetings, Dean explained.
Stu McCollom, who, together
with six other Oregon students, !
has indicated willingness to pro-1
vide the $2500 guarantee necessary !
to book the band, said Monday he
had obtained use of the Eugene
armory for next Monday. However,
he said nearness to Homecoming
activities and the lack of "poten
tial" in seating capacity in the
armory (3100 seats) have caused
him to consider dropping the pro
McCollom said that if AGS
agrees to sponsor the musical en
semble. he will be in a position to
make arrangements for McArthur
court for the band's appearance.
A University policy will not allow
private promoters to schedule
events in McArthur court.
Monday is the last available date
for booking the band before it dis
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13th Street Data
By Bob Southwell
New rlata on the 13th ave. pedes- | ■
trian problems will soon be avail
able through a traffic survey made '
of all cars traversing the Univer- ;
sity campus via that street.
For two nights last week and j
two days of the previous week six
men stopped about 3,000 cars on
13th avi between University and
Kincaid sts. to ask questions con
cerning destination, origin, and j
purpose of each trip along the j
street. The resulting information !
will be compiled and analyzed by j
the Eugene traffic survey group to ■
aid the city council in solving the j
At the Oct. 22 city council meet
ing the University requested in
stallation of standard traffic sig
nals at Kincaid and University sts.
to replace the unofficial and disre
garded signals now there.
Wants Campus Traffic Limited |
I. I. Wright, physical plant su- I
perintendenc, believes the statistics j
obtained in the survey will confirm i
his stand for holding campus traf
fic to a minimum, and having four
way stops on 13th at Kincaid, Uni
versity, and Onyx sts. However.
Larry Thompson, who is in charge
of the traffic survey, pointed out
the statistics may reveal a large
percentage of 13th st. traffic as
University-bound, thus making re
I strictions undesirable.
Thompson defined the problem j
I by explaining that while 13th st. is J
an artery of the Eugene street lay- i
out and is therefore a through j
street, there is a need for the ac- I
commodation of the large number
of University students who must
cross between Kincaid and Univer
sity sts. between classes. "Since
pedestrians and cars don’t mix,
serious consideration of the prob
lem is warranted," he said.
Major Eugene Traffic Problem
The resulting situation has made
| the LTniversity's segment of 13th
] ave. a major Eugene traffic prob
j lem and has thereby stimulated
: the traffic survey just completed.
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A complaint has been lodged
with George H. Flagg, public utili
ties commissioner in Salem, con
cerning the installation of pay
telephones in university and col
lege living organizations.
Monday, officers of the Oregon
Federation of Collegiate Leaders
mailed the complaint to Flagg to
gether with a resolution passed at
a recent convention of OFCL pro
testing the action of the Pacific
Telephone and Telegraph company.
ASUO President Bill Carey is
sending out a similar complaint on
behalf of the ASUO.
The statements were filed alter
it was learned no hearing regard
ing the controversy could be au
thorized until formal complaints
were received by Flagg.
Dismantling of 128-foot Brick Smokestack
Proves Long and Interesting Process
By Al Karr
"Okay, let ’or go!"
The workman astraddle the
smokestack 125 feet in the air
pushed a large piece of stone off
the top, and wide-mouthed onlook
ers watched the stone hurtle to
the ground and land with a tre
Work on the task of dismantling
the smokestack of the -old steam
plant was in process.
"That fella up there, a real
steeplejack, will hack off pieces
of that sandstone rim and push
’em over until the rim is taken care
of," the workman’s partner on the
ground told the reporter.
Originally 128 feet high, the
smokestack has been torn down
* three to five feet from the top
since dismantling began last week,
I anil the worker on the top of the
stack will soon he ready to begin
bringing down the bricks.
Worker is Veteran
"He used to do steel construc
tion work in Chicago where they
really get up high. Highest he ever
worked was 280 feet in the air.
Spent 15 years working for the
Chicago Bridge and Steel com
We gazed upward at the lofty
worker, and saw him chipping
away at the rim, one leg inside the
stack, and the other hanging over
the outside. lie and his equipment
were tied to the inside of the stack.
Fart of the old steam plant re
placed by the new heating and
power plant, the smokestack is
located between University and
Onyx sts, behind the science build
i in£, now under construction. The
I steam plant building will become
| an annex to the school of architec
! ture and allied arts when that
I school expands across University
"He'll have to bring the rest
down the inside in a bucket, brick
by brick," his partner on the
ground said. "When he gets that
rim finished, it'll All clear! Do it
again!" The worker above was
ready with another chunk, and his
partner, seeing the roped-off
safety area on the ground was
clear, waved his red flag. The
"steeplejack" moved the loose
chunk off the ledge, it hurtled over
the top, and crashed to the ground.
"It'll take about a month to get
the whole thing down," the ground
man continued. "He'll take down
four to eight feet of the stack a
week, handing down bucketfuls of
brick inside to men below.”
Bricks Are Valuable
‘'Why not just push the smoke
stack over?" we asked.
"Oh. no. We can't do that. In
surance company won't let us. The
bricks are too valuable. And the
University's gonna sell them. Lotta
money in bricks.”
"Hey. All clear down there?”
We looked up, saw the stack
man's grimy face peering over.
"Yep. push er over!”
Another speedy descent and
booming thud. Onlookers cast ap
preciative glances at each other.
We walked away with the crash
echoing in our ears; the chipping
of the workman’s hammer con
rhe 13th ave. survey is just ona
Portion of a $25,000 project spon
sored jointly by Eugene. Spring
'ield, Lane county, and the ‘lata
lighway department, according to
Eugene city manager Oren King.
The traffic survey will analyze
the traffic routes through vital
traffic zones by determining tho
origins and destinations of tup?'.
Parking facilities available in
downtown Eugene have already
By appropriating $2,000 for the
route analysis and $13,000 for thim
parking survey, Eugene contrib
uted $15,000 to the project whilo
Springfield donated $500, Lane
county $15,000, and the state high
way department $5,000.
Three Main Questions
The six interviewers on 13th ave.
based their survey on three prin
cipal questions. They asked <1)
where the cars were going and
where they came from, to deter
mine what percentage is through
traffic and what peicentagf is
University; (2i the reason for eaclv
trip; and (3t, if tourists, where
they stopped in town, so spontane
ous tendencies in traffic loirtcy
may be discovered.
A traffic counter also was on the
scene. Besides counting the total
number of cars passing thiouglv
the area, he recorded all the turn
ing movements from each lane. Be
cause of this latter duty, a man
was necessary instead of the me
chanical counter used in the pre
liminary determination of 13th ave.
Every effort was made to con
duct the survey during a typical'
traffic situation. Wednesday
Thursday of the first week were
chosen as typical days for morning
interviewing; Monday and Tuesday
of last week were chosen as typical
for questioning between 2 p.m and
10 p.m. The eastbound traffic w;* j
questioned at the University s„
intersection and the westbound*,
traffic was questioned at the Kin
caid st. intersection.
Action Left to City Council
Action on the survey’s data will
be left to the city council. Its prin
cipal problem on 13th ave.—wheth
er or not traffic should be routed
on Kincaid and University sts. be
tween class periods—is now being
studied by the Eugene traffic safe
However, the traffic survey will
include an analysis of the situa
tion, which could affect the com
mission's and council's action. Ac
cording to Thompson, this analysis
will include this question: ' What
trips would be inconvenienced by
the closure of 13th st.?"
Thompson indicated a large per
centage of 13th ave. traffic may
be due to habit, rather than con
venience. Consequently, the survey
may reveal that a number of Eu
gene and Springfield residents are
using 13th ave. when 19th *ave.,
Willamette st., or 11th ave. would
provide a much more direct route.
SU DIRECTOR Dick Williams
waves flag lor new poliey.