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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1952)
Emerald Writer Studies Records
Of Past Oregon ASUO Presidents
By Charlene Christiansen
What happens to old student
body presidents ? Do they just fade
away ? In tin effort to find some
thing of the lives led by our past
presidents a search was recently
made through the files of the Em
erald and the Alumni office.
We discovered that Carlton Sav
age, ASUO president in 1920-21,
later went on to become a special
assistant to Secretary of State Ed
ward Stettinius, Jr., Cordell Hull
and James Byrnes. In February.
1948. he was appointed to the pol
icy planning staff of the state de
partment and was also an execu
tive secretary under George C.
Marshall. Today he is a general
consultant in the state department.
Robinson Heads Institute
Claude Robinson, student body
president in 1923-24 is now presi
dent of the American Institute of
Public Opinion. In 1949 Robinson
was author of an article on the
Taft-Hartley law. which appeared
in Look magazine.
It seems that even back in 1922
23 students were looking towards
the future—the far distant future,
that is. John McGregor, ASUO
president that year, is the man
who first organized a drive for
funds for a student union.
Several Presidents In Service
Several presidents went with in- ■
to the service. There is Lt. Colonel
Joe Renner (1934-35) who was
awarded the Distinguished Flying
cross in the Second World War
and who commanded a Marine
Corps observation squadron in the
Solomons in 1943. Also listed is
Capt. Randall Jones, ASUO presi
dent in 1924-25, and Commander
John Dick (1939-40), who is an
instructor in a naval officers’
Another service man is Lt. Col.
Janies Blais (1935-36) who, while
in Shanghai during the war, was
editor of a weekly news review
published by the the Marines. He
also served aboard the USS Hornet.
Some Close to University
Some of our past presidents have
stayed close to University life aft
er graduation. Bob Hall, president
in 1932-33, lives in Eugene, while
Les Anderson (1942-43) is Univer
sity of Oregon alumni secretary.
Lou Torgeson, ASUO president in
1941-43. now lives in Springfield
and is at present alumni advisor
for Oregon’s chapter of Beta Theta
Pi. Stan Williamson, a former
member of the Duck basketball
team and president in 1947-48,
took a coaching job at Springfield
Records of the two female addi
tions to the student body presi
dent roster were unobtainable. It
is presumed that they have since
gotten married and changed their
names. They were Nancy Ames
(1943-44) and Audrey Holliday
While they didn’t claim the same
home towns at the time, the 1933
34 president and vice-president
both live in Hillsboro now. At the
time they were elected President
Tom Tongue was from Hillsboro
and Vice:president Neal Bush lived
Past student body presidents
seemed to choose law as their ma
jor - although physical education,
medicine and architecture are
some of the others listed.
Great Actress' Movie
To Be Shown Tonight
"Great Actresses of the Past" ts
the educational movie to be shown
in 207 Chapman tonight at 7 and
9 p.m., according to Sandra Price,
chairman of the Student Union
Such actresses as Sara Bern
hardt and Eleanor Duse appear
in this movie.
There is no admission charge.
The Pioneer Father
Came from the Hills
' ConliHutd frctn pant stx;
but to us there lives that spirit of
conquering peace which I wish
posterity to remember."
Her history, if nothing else,
would emphasize Mis. Barkers
qualifications as a subject for such
a statue. At the age of three, she
came with her family from Illinois
over the Oregon Trail in 1847. Her
father died on the Barlow Hoad
section of the route, in Oregon, but
the rest of the family made It
through and settled near Philo
math, in the Willamette valley.
From this rugged background she
grew up to raise a family of her
own. She died in 1924.
The bronze cast of the figure
was cast in Belgium. It rests on a
six-ton base of pink granite be
tween Hendricks and Susan Camp
Interested in >> est
It is not surprising that Proctor
chose such subjects as these for
his work. He was actively inter
ested in the West and spent much
of his life in this part of the coun
try. An avid outdoorsman, his an
imal works are considered to be
I among his best.
Besides his two statues at the
University, Proctor's work in Ore
gon includes the widely-admired
Circuit Rider statue on the state
capitol grounds in Salem and a
statue of Theodore Roosevelt on
horseback for the city of Portland.
His other works are scattered
throughout the United States, one
of the latest of which is a horse
group, "The Mustang," which he
did for the University of Texas.
Proctor died in 1950, in Palo
Alto, Calif., at the age of 88. lie
was bora in Ontario, Canada, in
1862. He lived for a time in Den
ver, and spent considerable time
in the Seattle area. In the East, he
made his home in New York. Tile
family studio is still in operation
The national capitol would fit
into any one of the five pie-shaped
' sections of the Pentagon in Wash
Temporary Status Quo
Requested by Official
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phone company to install pny
phones in Jiving organisations
He said that it was true that
fraternities, sororities end co-ops
there had private phones, and hod
always had such service. It seems
that the IBT, in trying to enforce
its tariff regulations, had request
ed that pay telephones be installed
This met with oppositions from
the independents, he said, who
charged that they were being dis
criminated agninst. No strong at
tempt was made to put pay phones
in Greek or co-op houses, Scholl
added. The ptiones were not in
stalled in the dorms at the end.
However, he said, since then the I
university has requested and the
request has been granted that
pay phones be installed in the
dorms, since too much money was
being lost on uncollected long-dis
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