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Volume I.Ill UNIVERSITY OK OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, FEB. 2, J9.V2 NUMBER 71
600 Dads Expected for Weekend
First Dad's Day Used
As Excuse to Get Money
By Harriet Walrath
Many of the Dads coming to the
campus this weekend are probubly
reminiscing about that firm Dad'*
Day in 1928.
Dad (Grandpa to youj arrived
on the train and was taken
immediately to the administration
biding to register. If his arrival
was on Friday evening, he went to
McArthur court where the top in
tramural athletes were holding u
Nource of Tradition
The Idea of this first week-end
to honor Dad wasn't started so
that students could get him close
enough to enable them to get their
hand in his pocket. It was started
because the students in 1928
thought, in that year before the
stock market crash, that "ignor
ance breeds contempt."
They decided, according to a let
ter written in 1928 by President
Arnold Bennett Hall, to get their
Dads down here and show them
Just where their money was going
and what their offspring were do
ing. This spirit has carried down
through the years to our present
“Open House'' First Theme
"Open House" was the theme of
the event nnd all day Saturday the
departments and sections of the
University held conferences and
exhibits for the parents. Living
groups, too. held their doors open
In honor of the man with the check
book, and sight seeing tours were
conducted around the campus.
About 5:45 pin. they thought
their Dads would be getting hun
gry, so the first Annual Dad's Day
banquet was held In the "Women's
building.” This gave the Dads a
chance to get acquainted with each
other and President Hall, who
spoke at the banquet. The Len
Casanova of our Dads’ time, Cap
tion John L. McEwan, added com
Everyone on campus went all
out for their honored guests; the
Emerald even published a special
edition during the day, so Dad
could watch. This they distributed
at the basketball game in the eve
Mra. LaNelle Gay Newman,
Dad's Day hostess, and two other
hostess finalists will attend the
Dad's luncheon in the Student
Union ballroom today and Mrs.
Newman will be presented during ,
halftime activities at tonight's;
Oregon- Washington basketball
Mrs. Newman, Oregon student ,
until this term, will welcome Dads j
to the campus today and Sunday.
Other finalists were Mrs. Jane
Carlisle Moshofsky and Mrs. Isbel
Leighty Ingham. Candidates for
hostess must be wives of Oregon 1
This year's hostess is originally |
from Balboa Island, Calif. She was j
a junior in liberal arts when she
quit school at the end of fall term.
Her husband is Cy Newman, senior
in psychology and yell leader fall
Students selected the hostess
this year for the first time. She 1
has been voted upon by the dads
, nlng, between Washington and
i Oregon. Dads were given special
neat* for the event. The Huskies
! then were on the top of the con
fcrnecc as they are now, but this
yaer’s students hope the parallel
ends there. Oregon lost that game.
The Eugene Chamber of Com
merce, early .Sunday morning, took
I he Dadd on an auto tour of Eu
gene. Then church, and back to
the house for dinner. Vesper ser
vices, in the afternoon topped off
To Be Presented
Tonight at Game
Four awards for Dad's Day
weekend contest winners will be
presented at half-time at the Ore
gon-Washinglon game tonight.
The awards to be given are:
J F.C. Merrifield cup originated
in 1950. given to the organization
with the largest percent of dads
registered; now held by Alpha Phi.
The Paul T. Shaw award, a sil
ver tea set. originated in 1929. giv
en to the living organization with
the second highest percent; held
by Pi Beta Phi.
The O. L. Laurgaard cup, origr
inated in 1930, given to the living
organization with the highest per
cent of freshmen dads registered;
held by Gamma hall.
A cup to the winner of the sign
contest, now held by Sigma hall.
As this is the first year fresh
men lived in separate dorms, frosh
halls will have a chance to win a
Rules for the awards contest are
1. Dads must be registered by 5
p.m. today to be counted toward
2. The awards shall be based on
a list compiled in the office of stu
dent affairs of an accurate count
of the number of students in each
living organization with fathers
present. This list will be compared
with the registration list and fig
ured on a percentage basis .so the
size of the living organizations
will not be influential.
3. Only dads of living organiza
tions members will be counted.
Dads of fraternity men and women
who live in the halls of residence
are to be counted to such halls for
4. Only freshman dorms will
compete for the freshman cup, but
all living organizations will com
pete for the other two.
5. Carson hall will be counted as
a whole, rather than by floors.
6. Dads of fraternity men and
women who live with parents in
Eugene are included.
7. Dads of mariied students who
have fraternity affiliations will be
8. Legal g u a r d i a n s will be
counted as dads for this contest.
9. Prizes are awarded annually.
If a group wins a trophy three
times in succession, they may
keep the trophy. In case of a tie,
both are considered winners. They
shall share the award, each keep
ing it for one-half of the school
10. Winners pay for their own
lettering on the cups.
' Dad's Day Schedule
Dad's Registration: Today
from 0 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Student
Union and from 9 to II a.m. in
the lobby of the Eugeni- and On
9:30 a.m.—Executive commit
tee meeting. Board room, Stu
11:50 a.m.—Annual Dad's Day
j luncheon for dads, sons and
! daughters: Grand Ballroom,
! Student Union.
i 6 p.m.—Dinner with sons and
j daughter* at Using organiza
| tiomt and elsewhere.
8 p.m.—V amity basketball
| game. University of Oregon va.
| University of Washington, Mc
I Arthur court.
8 p.m.—"All the King's Men,”
University Theater production
in University Theater, price
10 p.m.—Mixer in SU ball
11 a.m.—Dad’s Day service in
1 p.m.—Dinner with sons and
Scientist May Miss
Speech Date Here
It is extremely doubtful that Ar
thur Compton, president of Wash
ington university, St. Louis, will
speak to Oregon students as plan
ned. Ogla Yevtich. secretary of the
University assembly committee, I
Compton, who was scheduled to ;
talk at 1 p.m. Wednesday on !
"What Faith Does the Scientist
Use?", has such a tight schedule,
between San Francisco and Port
land that it is doubtful that he j
would have time to speak to the
students, Miss Yevtich said.
The committee expects to know ;
by Monday whether or not Comp- j
ton will speak Wednesday, she I
Program for 'Pop'
J"r 2Sth annual Dari’s Day, baser! this year on the theme
My Heart Belongs to Dari,” will be celebrated today with
om i t* KUCSt ° honor at numerous campus-wide events. Over
//Vi , , ■ ..
AX) dads arc expected to be on campus during the weekend,
according to Dad’s Day officials.
Welcoming dads of Oregon students to the campu- this >ear
as hostess is Mrs. La Nellc Gay Ne wman. She and her runners
up in me Hostess contest, Mrs. Ger
ry Moshofsky and Mrs. Arthur
Ingham, will be present at the
luncheon today and the hostess
will be presented at the game dur
ing half-time activities.
Committee to Meet
The Executive Committee of the
Oregon Dad’s club will meet at
9:30 am. in the Student Union.
President Owen Bentley will pre
The annual luncheon will be held
at 11:50 in the Student Union ball
room. Doors will open at 11:30
a.m. and all attending are asked
by the committee to be seated
promptly. Seven hundred fifty!
tickets have been sold. No more j
are available due to the limited fa-!
cilities. For those dads unable to !
attend the luncheon because of the j
limited seating capacity of the*
ballroom, lunch will be served in !
the cafeteria and chairs will be ■
placed in the ballroom so they can
hear/ the program. The program
will be carried over station KOAC i
at 12:30 p.m.
Business Meeting at 2 p.m.
Following the luncheon there j
will be a business meeting of the '
Oregon Dad's chib at 2 p.m. in the
Dad's Lounge of the SU. At this
time a new president of the club
will be elected to succeed Eentley,
1951 president. j
Nothing has been scheduled for !
the afternoon in order to give dads
more time with their sons and
daughters and to look over the
campus, according to Pat Dignan,
general chairman of the weekend.
The new science building, the Uni
versity library. Oriental Art Mu
seum, the Museum of Natural His
tory in Condon hall, the Physical
Education buildings, the Student
Health service and various other j
departments will be open for in- j
Dads are invited to visit Univer- i
sity classes in session Saturday I
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For Dad's Day
The two "head men’’ cf the 25tlv>
annual Dad’s Day—Pat Dignan,
geenral chairman, and Karl On
thank, executive secretary of the
Oregon Dad’s club- have predicted*
a highly successful weekend.
"Attendance for Dad’s Day thi»»
year is way above expectations,”
Dignan said. "Credit for this can
be placed directly upon those stu
dents who personally invited their
dads for the weekend. Indirectly,
credit can be placed upon the
Dad’s Day committee who, througla
their promotion and planning,
made this an extra-special week
end for every Ore-gon dad."
A junior in economics, Dignan
has been active ir. campus activi
ties. These include president of
Druids, junior men’s honorary;
ASUO senator-at-large; and col
umnist for the Oregon Daily Em
Onthank. who has been execu
tive secretary of Oregon Dads for
25 years, is associate director of
student affairs at the university.
He became secretary cf Oregon
Dads before his daughter entered.
Oregon. Onthank often quips by
saying "Once a dad, always a dad.'
He is a graduate of the class of
Comparing this Dads Day to
those in the past Onthank stated,
’’Fundamentally it is always the
same. The understanding and sup
poit of the University in cocperat- •
ing with the Dad’s club has not
'A Good Idea/
Living-in Plan Works
Found in Vets' Dorms
By Phil Johnson
A favorable attitude toward the counseling sys
tem, deferred rushing and pledging and the orienta
tion program was evident among Vets’ dorm fresh
men interviewed by the Emerald.
The majority also favored the system of separate
living quarters for freshmen with upperclassmen
located in other halls. They indicated approval of
separate intramural sports for freshmen, but many
stated that they preferred social functions which
Proponents of the counseling system argued that
freshmen away from home for the first time need
guidance and that the counselors helped studies "by
keeping other guys quiet."
One enthusiastic yearling, when asked if the
counseling system has aided him at the University,
replied frankly, "Yah. I think so, quite a bit, I
Another student stated that his counselor "hasn't
inteifered any.” Of those interviewed, he was the
only one who had no praise for the counseling sys
The interviewed students who participated in
rushing unanimously favored deferred rushing and
pledging. One freshman asserted that the present
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Approved by Womerv
By Kilty Fraser
Almost unanimous approval of the counseling sys
tem was expressed by freshman women interviewed^
by the Emerald during a recent survey on their
feelings on the system of deferred living and handl
ing of freshmen programs.
The counselors seem to show an interest ;n them
and are always eager to help, the freshmen reported,
although some of those interviewed said it appeared
the counselors have a lot. if not too much, to do.
'it's the best way to meet people," was the com
ment of one freshman woman on the deferred living
system which requires all freshmen, pledges or not,
to live in the dorm during their first year.
That seemed to be the general concensus of opin
ion. several pointing out that living in the dormi
tory enabled them to make friends with those who
pledged other houses and those who remained un
pledged. This will create better feeling between
houses next year, one freshman said.
Some expressed concern over grades, fethng that
they would have more personal help living in houses
and others disagreed over the deferred living lasting
for a year. They thought one or two terms would
be enough time for dorm living. But most seemed to
think that living in a dorm was good experience.
The freshman orientation program carried out
during the first week of fall term before classes
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