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World News Capsules —
Taft's Nevada Supporters Claim
Resounding Win Over Eisenhower
Compiled by Donna Lindbeck
(From the wires of the United I’reaa)
Nevada supporters of Sen. Robert Taft claimed a resounding
victory over the state’s Kisenliowcr forces Sunday at the con
tin ion of the Republican state convention.
I he nine factions which gave Taft supporters a big majority
"f the slate’s 12 man delegation to the Chicago convention also
combined to elect Marvin Humphrey of Reno as stale chair
man and W illiam B. Wright of I teeth as national coipmittcc
Aeluitlly, Nevada's 12-man delegation to the national convention
goen unlrmtructed But an Informal poll of the delegates showed seven
favor Taft for the presidential nomination, two favor Elaenhower and
three are undecided.
Government and steel industry attorneys open ...
. . . oral arguments before the Supreme Court Monday on the momcn
tonus question of whether President Truman had legal authority to
seize the steel mills.
The government will contend that Mr. Truman had ample power
to seize the Industry April 8 to prevent a nationwide strike by the
650.000 CIO United Steelworkers. The industry will counter that the
president had no constitutional authority whatsoever to seize its
A new tornado striking . . .
. . . more than eight hours behind other twisters and wind storms
that killed six persons in Dixie roared through Alapaha, Ga., Sunday,
injuring three jiersons and splintering buildings.
A dozen business houses, a school and 12 homes were destroyed as
the black funnel whipped into town on the heels of a driving rain
Passage of a $6,901,100,000 foreign aid ...
, . . program was recommended by the house foreign relations com
mittee Sunday to keep the free world on guard against the continuing
danger of Russian aggression.
The committee said l’ S. dcf--n.se b ailers believe “the Soviets have
not net a date for an attack on tlv w- at and that it is quite likely that
the Kremlin has not yet reached a decision that an all-out war with
the free world Is Inevitable."
l: it. it warned, “there ha; been no lessening of the danger of Soviet
aggression which woulu justify any modification or relaxation of the
United States defense effort."
Leap Year Gives Fairer
Sex Chance in Initiative
Leap year come* but once in
four years and now is the time for
the fairer sex to take their perog
utive to assume the initiative.
And what better fields of oppor
tunity arc offered than the bache
lor members on the University
Of the 418 male professors and
instructors engaged in teaching at
. University of Oregon, approxi
mately 76 members or 18 per cent
have maintained their bachelor
status to date.
In Kvery School
An eligible bachelor can be
found teaching in nearly every
school in the University from the
law to the art to the architecture.
Nursing, due undoubtedly to the
feminine character of the field, has
no male professors bachelor or
The chemistry department offers
the best prospects for matrimon
* ial finds. Ten unmarried assistants
and instructors teach in that field.
Being isolated in laboratories has
evidently kept them out of femi
, nine view and harness of wedlock.
Next in Order
Following up chemistry are the
physics, mathematics and English
departments. If you are a bi-lin
guist, try the romance languages
department where still remain
Bachelors on the faculty range
in professional rank from four
emeritus professors, through as
sistant and associate professors,
instructors and fellows to the num
erous graduate assistants, 38 at
' present. Few full professors re
Living Quarters Described
Most of the "Benedict faculty”
live in apartments, private rooms,
boarding houses or fraternities.
The Faculty club and Straub hall
• house the rest of the bachelor
Whom do they date? While some
of the instructors date coeds on
campus, most do not, as a rule.
This question drew the comment
from one of the younger represent-1
atives of the field that "probably
more would date their coed stu
dents, if they could get dates.”
One instructor, speaking for his
fellow members on the staff, said
that most of them dated acquaint
ances met through civic or cultural
i organizations and members on the
Coed crushes don’t appear toi
bother the bachelor professors.
Most of them thought the idea
[ amusing, depending of course, up
' on the individuals involved. One
instructor queried on his opinion,
however, believed such sensations
In their spare time, professors
and instructors engage in sports,
read and attend social functions.
Many, working towards their Mas
ter.. or Ph.d. degrees, spend a large
part of their time in study.
Commenting on the state of
bachelorhood, two faculty members
said, "It’s mighty lonely”, and the
other regarded it ns "... a fine [
A married instructor, reflecting
on his past, single state, called it a
"pleasant, butterfly existence.”
There are 140 species of trees
growing in the Great Smoky Moun
tains, more than are found in all
A horse trough, built for the
convenience of cowboys long ago,
is one of the most prized civic rel
ics in McAllen, Tex.
History of Printing
Shown in Display
Of Ancient Books
By Ixils Reynolds
One of the most popular exhibits
at the recent student library exhi
bition was the old books collec
tion, belonging to R. G. Neville,
graduate in chemistry from Eng
His collection showed a different
type of book collecting the his
tory of printing for five centuries.
Neville told observers how he col
lected the books, starting in Sep
tember of 1945 , by browsing
through old book stores in England
and by reading book and dealers’
It’s Cheap, Too
"Anybody can do it,” Neville said
"if they have the connections in
England and it isn’t expensive—
in fact, it’s less expensive than
some shops in America.”
The Neville collection emphasized
the older editions as being more
valuable, and yet, due to book sales
and the necessity for clearing out
the book shops from time to time,
r^eviue reaiured a small exhibi
tion designed to show the develop
ment of book production from the
fifteenth century to the present
Kare Editions Displayed
He displayed many examples of
early printed books. Among them
were a pair of leaves from the sec
ond collected edition of Chaucer
f 1542>; the very rare first English
edition of Euclid's "Elements of
Geometric''; Burton’s "Anatomy of
Melancholy” (1670); and a rare
first issue of Samuel Johnson’s
“Journey to the Western Islands
of Scotland” (17751.
He also traced the development
of book illustration from 1450 on
wards. The collection will be on ex
hibition at the library for the re
mainder of the term.
University Press Prints
“Pacific Coast Earthquakes,” a
booklet form of the 1951 Condon
Lecture series, has just been pub
lished by the University Press,
Perry Byerly, professor of seis
mology at the University of Cal
ifornia, made the addresses here
last year. Byerly recently received
a Guggenhein fellowship for the
study of earthquakes in the Carib
bean sea area for the 1952-53
Oregon to Select
Oregon will select an armed
forces day sweetheart for U>e day’s
parade Saturday, Neil Chase, stu
dent member of the parade board
said Sunday night.
Chase requested all women’s liv- j
ing organizations to select a candi-1
date from their group today and
turn the name into Joyce Jones,
chairman of the selection commit- j
tee, at Chi Omega after meetings I
Senior women are preferred,
Chase said. He explained that the
purpose of holding this selection
and of not using Scabbard and
Blade’s “little colonel” for the pa
rade was to give women who have
not had a chance to receive such
an honor in the past an opportu
nity to be selected.
The parade Saturday will include
the entire corps of cadets at Ore
gon—both army and air force
ROTC— and reserve organizations
and other groups from Eugene.
Preliminary eliminations for the
sweetheart will be held by the
board at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in the
Student Union. Final eliminations
—to select the six candidates—will
be conducted by a board of Univer
city ROTC officers at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday in the SU. Winners will
be announced Friday, and the
sweetheart will be in Saturday’s
Teams to Inspect
UO ROTC Units
Two inspection teams, one from
6th Army headquarters at San
Francisco and the other from
Hamilton air force base. Cal., have
arrived on campus for a two day
inspection of the army and air
force ROTC units.
The teams will visit William C.
Jone3, d'ean of administration, at
Johnson hall and look over campus
facilities. Tuesday at 1 p.m. DST a
parade review by all ROTC cadets
will be held in honor of the inspect
ing groups at Howe field.
Col. Emory Bruns, head of the
military department, said that all
students, faculty and townspeople
are invited to observe the review.
Chile's great copper-producing
industry is second only to the
United States in world production
of this vital material.
Scarlet and gold are the official
colors of the U. S. Marine Corps.
UO Press Lasts
The University of Oregon press
has upheld itself through fire and
threat of dissolution since its rude
beginning in the basement of Mc
Clure hall some 37 years ago.
The press, superintended since
1948 by Fred A. Beard, bears the
same relationship to the Univer
stiy as does the Student Union. It
must be self-sustaining, Beard
pointed out, but it cannot show a
AU Except OSC
Printing for all the institutions
under the Board of Higher Educa
tion except Oregon State college is
done by the University press. This
includes administrative forms and
publicity materials. Oregon State
has a press of its own.
The issues of four periodicals in
addition to the Oregon Daily Em
erald are regularly run off the
presses in the plant behind the new
Science building. They are Com
parative Literature and Oregon
Law Review, both quarterlies; Ore
gon Business Review, a monthly,
and Old Oregon, published monthly
during the school year.
occasionally a book
Occasionally a book is published
by the University and printed by
its own press. Two books which
reached their readers in this man
ner are Douglas C. McMurtrie’s
"Oregon Imprints” (1950) and
"The Early History of Transporta
tion in Oregon,” by Henry Villard
An annual job of the press is the
printing of the Piggers’ Guide.
Started in 1915
The press began operations in
1915 with a Washington hand
press donated by Webster Kincaid.
This press now stands in the base
ment of the Journalism school. It
claims as distinctions a trip around
the Horn and responsibility for the
first newspaper published on the
coast. This was the Oregon City
Spectator, originated in 1848.
Now nine printing beds are
available, ranging in size from 8
by 12 to 31 by 45 inches. Twenty
persons are employed to run the
presses and other machinery,
working two shifts regularly, three
Pays Union Scale
The press pays union scale and
maintains union conditions, though
there is no union contract.
Only state printing jobs are ac
cepted. Before the press came into
existence, all university printing
was done at Salem. None could be
taken to a commercial shop unless
the state printer issued a subcon
tract covering the particular job.
Its building was destroyed by
fire in the summer of 1946. Resto
ration was accomplished, despite
an acute shortage of materials and
equipment and the University
press continues to roll.
Coventry Patmore penned:
LIFE IS NOT
LIFE AT ALL
Victory in Depot
Punctuate your life with pleasures. A
short pause for a Coke means a full stop
to tiring work and a fresh start rejreshed
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