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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1952 NUMBER Dl
Vets' Dining Hallj>
[Closed; Dorm Men
To Eat at Straub
J By Kitty Fratar
All men living in John Straulj hall and the Veterans’ dormi
tories this term are eating in the Straub hall (lining room follow
ing a decision made by the dormitory policy committee at a
fl )cc. 15 meeting.
!* Winter term drop in the number of men li\ing in the dorms
itvas the reason for the closing of the Vets' Commons and the
consolidation of dining facilities in Strati!) hall, II. I’. Barnhart,
Old Man Winter
Good to Eugene
” OUl Mun Winter has yet to get
Ah<- upper hand in the Eugene area,
but other parts of the state ha*e
’already felt his bite.
, Eugene, recovering from a three
and one-half inch snowfall that
blanketed most of the Willamette
A'alli-y during the Christmas vaca
,t^on, is experiencing moderate
M^her now. Temperature today
•^expected to rise to 40 from a low
.Thursday of 34 degrees. Rain or
pnow showers are predicted along
• » Sub-zero Temperature
. Sub-zero tempo! aturcs were re
ported from several places in the
‘state. Seneca in Eastern Oregon
hud a low of minus 25 degrees.
Themult reported a minus of 12
Thursday and Burnt 10 below.
I% Students returning to school
found hard going in some places.
State police said chains are needed
-m the Siskiyou highway south of
Ashland and over the Santiarn
pass. McKenzie pass is closed for
Trains On Schedule
Southern Pacific and Greyhound
Ines said trains and buses are ran
ting on schedule but 8P reported
tbit 84 inches of snow cover Cas
S*de summit und snowplows are
*'The weather bureau at Mahlon
Jwcet airport at Eugene reported
hat December was above average
hr rainfall although the record
'All of 1929 for that month was not
4>proached. Records show that the
lugcne area had 7.82 inches of
precipitation last month, the heav
efct since 1948. In 1929 there were
1* 38 inches.
Bill Byrd Ascends
Oregon's Mt. Hood
Bill Byrd, graduate student in
.’plication last year, was one of 10
persons who climbed Mount Hood
Mew«Year's Day, the first time the
■gak has been climbed on that holi
lay since 1947.
' Byrd was a member of a seven
•irson group; he and five of the
■hers belong to Obsidians, Eu
■ne climbing organization. A
■ree-man group from Corvallis
duo reached the top of Mt. Hood
he same day.
•director or dormitories, explained
According to the reservation fig
ures as of Dee. 15 and with the
subtraction of the number who for
one reason or another would not be
eating in the dorms, the total was
too small to warrant keeping the
Vets Commons In operation, Barn
Committee Makes Decision
The decision was made by the
policy committee when it became
apparent that there would not be
enough men living in Straub hall.
As permanent dorms have to be
kept filled to meet operating ex
penses, the vacancies would have
to be filled from the Vet* Dorms,
which is not considered permanent
Only 210 men had made reser
vations for Straub which holds 277.
i With the filling of Straub, only 323
men would be left in the Vets
The decision to close the Com
mons was made instead of forcing
students in the Vets Dorms to
move into Straub, something the
committee did not want to do.
At the first of December, the
policy rommUtee thought the Vets
, Commons could be kept open as
they expected Straub hull would
be filled to capacity, Barnhart rc
A minimum of 350 men could
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Gamma Men Hep
To Gals' Styles
The men In (iamnui hall know
all ahnut the latest styles in
snoods, slips and searfs. They
get a courtesy copy of Made
moiselle, women's fashion maga
/.ine, from a Portland depart
The reason? A few years ago,
before Carson hall was opened, ;
women lived In Gamma hall—
and apparently the Portland
merchant hasn't found out about
I tlie switch to men yet.
To Pick Member
Important business at the first
winter term meeting of the ASUO
senate, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan.
10, will be selection of a new sen
ator-ut-largc to fill the vacancy
created by the resignation of Shir
Petitions for that post may now
i be obtained at the ASUO office on
J the third floor of the Student
i Union. Deadline for returns is 4
' p.m. January 9.
Miss Korpela is the third mcm
1 ber of the senate to resign during
| fall term. Previously Don Pailette
i resigned his senate post, as Junior
| class vice president and Jack
; Smith. Senior representative, left
to become Athletic chairman on
:the ASUO president's cabinet.
Frosh Rush Week Starts Sunday
Oregon fraternities are now pre
paring for their 1952 rush week
which will begin next week. Ac
cording to the office of student af
■ fairs, about two-thirds of the ap
proximately MO frosh men will be
eligible to rush with the required
2.00 grade average.
New rules governing this year's
rushing will allow rushces to use
their own initiative in making and
breaking rush dates for the first
Meet in SI’
Hush week will officially begin
Sunday night at 7130 p.m. when
all freshman men planning to rush
will meet in the SU ballroom to
be instructed on rushing proced
ures.^ Registration will follow on
Monday with rushees filling out
their rush cards without fraternity
influence from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and completing the cards from 7
p.m. to 10 p.m. under fraternity
Rushing will start Tuesday noon
and end Friday night with three
dates per day. The first date will
he from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
the second from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.;
and the third from 7:30 p.m. to 10
The rushees may break dates
each evening from 10 p.m. to 12
midnight in the office of student
affairs. Fraternity drop lists will
be posted every morning at 10 a.m.
Compile Lists Friday
Rushees and fraternities will
compile their preference lists Fri
day night after 10 p.m. and pledge
results will be posted Saturday
An assembly opening rush week
is a new procedure this year. Ac
cording to Dick McLaughlin, Inter
Fraterntty council president, the
assembly is intended to "clarify
rushing procedures for the fresh
man men interested in rushing."
Thursday night's IFC meeting
resulted in banning fraternity men
Irom that audience. At Phi Delta
Theta President Norm Peterson's
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Few Present at First Day ot Classes;
About 50 Rer Cent Is Average Figure
By Al Karr
C lass attendance Wednesday, first claes flay of winter
"as "nly about 50 per cent of enrollment, an’ Emerald
Attendance in many classes fell far below that figure, t
semie classes; were well-attended bv comparison.
slirv ' y
.Several departments and schools \
termed attendance "poor", and ;
some said the figure was unusually
low as compared to past initial
day attendance for winter term, i
though a few said the low per- j
centage is common.
Chief cause of the low figure, '
the departments and sehools indi
cated, was the starting of classes
in mid-week the day after New
Dess Than 50 Per Cent
One class in political science was
attended by 6 of 18 students, an
other by 10 of 25. Still another
was attended by 20 of 45 enrolled.
Ten persons showed up for a
geology class in which 18 register
ed; 23 were present out of 50 in an
economics class. Typical school of
journalism classes were attended
by 13 of 21, 1 of 7, and about 25
out of 40.
Other factors influencing the
low figure, it was indicated, were
conflicts caused by late registra
tion, registration changes, ten
dency for instructors not to do
much the first day, and particular
problems, such as the confusion
caused by the move of four de
partments from Oregon hall to
Susan Campbell and Gerlinger
System “Termed'’ Silly
Many department heads were
displeased with the System of be
ginning winter term in the middle
of the week. One termed the
practice "silly," and said it is un
fair to the students who do attend
to have the split week. He said he
began his own classes Wednesday,
but would have to begin all over
the next time his class met. At
least a day's delay after New
Year would be more sensible, he
asserted. Class attendance in that
department was generally below
the 50 per cent figure.
Another department head said
the poor attendance, which he
called "common", was a result of
the split week. "I don't like split
weeks," he said, "because they up
set our weekly Jab schedule.” The
department has a system of lab
oratories, he said, which a split
week upsets by putting students in
Monday and Tuesday labs behind
the others. "I wish whoever sets
classes would figure out how many
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For Winter Term;
Fee Payments Slow
Payment of winter term regis
tration fees is progressing "rather
slowly" as the third day cf classe.^
begins, Clifford Constance, regis
trar, said Thursday.
At least 3,730 students had de
posited their Student Affairs* card* •
at that office by 3 p.m. Thursday.
Constance pointed ,ont that only
69S students had completed regis
tration and payment of their feesr*
during advance registration.
Fersons Who fail to pay their
fees by Monday will be charged
on Tuesday. An additional dollar
for each succeeding day will be
charged until fees are paid, regis
tration officials said.
Looking hack to fall term regia
i Iratior.. Constance pointed out that
because most students completed
all registration steps during orien
tation week, this term's registra
tion is extending late: into the
Last day to freely add or drop
classes is Jan. 16.
Greenlee Takes Over
As Business Manager
Bob Greenlee, senior in journal
ism, takes over today as Emerald
business manager. Greenlee ha*
worked for the Oregonian, selling
classified ads, and for a Boise,
Idaho, advertising agency.
I "We need more staff workers irv
the Emerald advertising depart
ment," Greenlee said. "There are
jobs open for people interested in
selling ads, making layouts, and
general work.” He urged, anyone
interested in this work to contact
him any afternoon at the Emerald
Greenlee replaces Abbott Paine
who resigned as business manager
at the end of fall term.
Activity Point Ruckus, Opening of KWAX, MacArthur's Dismissal . . .
Emerald's Top News Stories Came Early in 1951
By Cretchen Grondahl
'NowHwi.se, 1951 wont in like a lion and out like a lamb
X) the Oregon campus.
$A glance at the Emerald files for the year 1951 finds
Me winter and early spring term rocked by a series of
Knificant, controversial and even sensational issues,
/Tale fall '51 was relatively quiet.
'At any rate, lumping the year together for good or bad,
he Emerald herewith revives an old custom of presenting
he campus year in review—“The Ten Top News Events
t 1951.” Since bases for judgment differ some events
■ected for their significance, others merely for their
lgh campus interest we make no attempt to rank our
n events; they’re in chronological order.
*'j. The abortive attempt to establish an activity point
ytteni for Oregon women.
^Announced by Associated Women Students .Tan. 22 as
?gily to go into effect, Oregon’s ill-fated activity point
Mtem met immediate campus opposition.
The idea was to spread women’s activities around by
mlting each woman to a total of 25 .term points dc
jBjjdned according to the importance of her office.
«*^Rlwks were long and loud, be;
rotest Feb. 5 by Kwaraa, sopL
ng with a formal
e women's service
honorary, to the ASUO Executive Council.
The upshot was that AWS took its plan to the women
through house speeches: but opposition was so pronounced
that the whole plan was allowed to die; as far as we can
determine, no statistics were ever compiled on the house
2. The debut of KWAX, Oregon's FM radio station.
After numerous postponements, complete with prema
ture banner headlines, KWAX finally hit the airwaves
Apr. 4 with comparatively little fuss by the student body.
KWAX marked a big step ahead for the University’s
radio enthusiasts, however; quite an advancement from
the old KDUK, which could be heard only by a few dormi
tories. Anybody can hear KWAX with one important
qualification: if he has an FM radio.
3. Tile dismissal of General Douglas Mae Arthur.
At first glance this doesn't look like a campus news
story; but the Emerald made it one, sending three corre
spondents to San Francisco to meet the general after his
Apr. 11 dismissal.
Through this move, unusual Among college dailies, the
Emerald was able to publish exclusive dispatches from
San Francisco ami campus interest soared; whole class
periods were devoted to discussion of the pros and coca
of the firing-, and professors, veterans and "the student
on the street" were queried on their reactions.
4. The Stanford Flan.
Attention focused on this student attempt to unsnarl
the "deferred living” situation from the time a commit
tee was appointed to study Stanford's system Apr. 12
through discussion, revision and final acceptance of the
Eleven student leaders made the trip to Stanford to
study that institution's method of handling its dormitory
freshmen. The plan which they presented called for fresh
man dormitories, deferred rushing for men and women,
and greater use of student sponsors in the dormitories.
In the ensuing discussion, women’s organizations objected
to deferred rushing; this provision was removed for wom
en while retained for men, and the plan, in its basic essen
tials, went into effect his fall.
5. The Loscutoff-Barclay episode.
• Rumors multiplied and remultiplied following the an
nouncement of the suspension of two of Oregon's basket
ball stars, Jim Loscutoff and Curt Barclay, May 1. No
details were released by the University administration,
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