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Reddie, Returned from Trip.
Draws Comparison With _
The department of drama of the Uni
versity stands high in effort and achi
evement, having attempted more ser
ious and artistic productions than those
of any Little Theater on the coast, is
the belief expressed by Fergus Reddie
after having made an investigation of
the conditions of the acted drama, and
particularly the Little Theater, during
his Christmas trip from Los Angeles to
Vancouver, B. C. Since Oregon is the
only college on the coast having such
a department, and the first in the
country to include the acted drama in
its curriculum, the number and quality
of plays produced, Mr. Reddie thinks,
should make us very hopeful about its
future. The matter of equipment es
pecially attracted his attention, and it
was noted that in the theater itself as
\y?]l as in properties, Oregon is fortu
In Los Angeles, Mr. Reddie said, the
Little Theater lias been discontinued,
and stock companies of a second class
are giving plays for one month runs.
At San Francisco the Little Theater,
though somewhat weak, is attempting
such things as “Heart Break House”
which requires much in the way of set
tings for atmosphere. The plays ap
peal to a limited group, and the theater
seems to be feeling around, trying out.
At Stanford University there is no
curricular work in the acted drama.
Two or three plays a year are being
produced by the student body or dram
In Seattle a new venture in amateur
work has just begun, having the finan
cial backing of a small group. The
Cornish school has done some good
things, but here as everywhere on the
coast, there is that “feeling around,”
which does not make for serious and
consecutive work. The University of
"Washington has started a department
producing plays with casts chosen by
At Vancouver Mr. Reddie found a
good stock company, and a Little The
ater organization with a hall giving
performances for members only. At
the University of British Columbia two
yplays are given during a year under the
supervision of an English professor and
great interest is evidenced in the work.
At Portland there is no stock but
the Lyric music shows. There are no
Little Theater activities. There is,
however, he asserted, good work being
done in the Portland high schools. Nina
Greathouse of that city is one of the
best known dramatic leaders there.
The depratment on the campus pro
duces one play a month beside which
there is the Mask and Buskin play
and the Senior play. Barrie’s “Alice
Sit-by-the-Fire” and the Baroness D’
Orczy’s “Scarlet Pimpernell,” drama
tized by Fergus Reddie, have been pro
duced thus far and “The Raggedy
Man” which was to have been the De
cember play will be produced January
24, 25 and 26.
Mr. Reddie has worked out a new
plan in the department for the ensuing
quarter, that of dividing the company
on alternate months thereby enabling
the cast to do more thorough work
while not lessening the number of pro
WORLD NEEDS AID
» (Continued from page one.)
age supposedly educated American in
an hour, he believes. And Japan, for
merly regarded as a lot of small, unim
portant islands in the Pacific, ranked
third among the military and naval
powers of the world at the Disarma
ment conference held in Washington
last year—Japan—the maker of things
of beauty and delicacy as well as things
of war—Japan—in whose shops one
finds Beauty face to face as it will not
be found elsewhere in the world. All of
these races are emerging from their
former lethargy and are asking the
world, “Do we exist only for the profit
of the white race ” and the world must
answer, Mr. Wilson said.
National Thought Needed
The second problem is the interna
tional scope of modern thought. The
PLAYING 1 to 11 TODAY
The dare-devil star—
“The ROUGH DIAMOND’’
An Americano romantic
thriller in a Spanish
Eva Novak is “the girl”
“The Week-End Party”
Hawley and the organ
“TESS OF THE STORM
Her newest picture-14 weeks
in tlie making—and
Castle Orchestral Artists
in prelude and setting
concert “Souvenir” Drdla
Matinee 30c Night 50c
and “First National” Pictures are shown only at the Rex
and Castle Theatres
isolation of nations prevalent in the
j pre-war (lays is a thing of the past
and one must think now in terms of
1 one‘s country's relations to the other
nations of the world.
“Xo college man will be fit to even
make a publie speech in this century,
who is not familiar with international
problems,” said Mr. Wilson.
There is the question of property
and poverty which Woodrow Wilson
emphasized in his last message to con
gress, which President Harding express
ed in his speech delivered at the open
! ing session of the recently convened
; congress, and which Governor Pierce
, brought home to .the people of Oregon
jin his inaugural address this week.
I It is a problem of poverty that under
nourished children cannot be taught
jtlnd that food and clothing must be pro
! vided before men and women can be
made useful members of society.
Moral Power Is Needed
“Civilization is doomed,” he says,
| “unless men and women live up to their
j moral responsibilities. There are thou
sands of people at the present time who
do not think any more of their moral
; obligations of their duties to their fel
low men than the dogs in the street.
We would still be moral and spiritual
beings with moral and spiritual duties
! to fulfill if there were not a spire in
Christiandom or a preacher on earth.”
The universities of the country, in
order to fulfill their obligations to so
ciety and to prove worthwhile their
existence, must produce men who can
buck the line of world problems as
valiantly as they face their combatants
on the gridiron—men with hearts that
are clean and white, whose lips are
untainted with irreverance—for no
man, says Mr. Wilson, can know truth
who does not lead a reverend life—
men whose word will be stronger than
another man’s bond—these are the men
who must face and solve the problems
of the world.
It is an enlightened and informed
public opinion backed by moral power
fhat is needed to accomplish acts wor
thy of the human race, he says, and so
save civilization, slow-built through
the ages, from ruin and devastation.
Mr. Wilson is a tall, angular figure
with close-cut graying hair and keen,
penetrating blue-gray eyes which face
his audience squarely and unafraid. His
whole appearance radiates vital interest
j in a chosen work. He speaks with
■ splendid force and enthusiasm, and
with careful, clean-cut precision, inter
spersing his weightier material with
| clever-bits of wit.
Mr. Wilson made addresses yester
day afternoon at 4:15 and last evening
| at 7:30.
SCIENCE IS SUBJECT
OF SECOND LECTURE
Self-Preservation Not First Law of
Nature, Asserts Speaker Who Says
That Theory Means Disaster
“Society must become conscious of
itself and its position through political
activity, religion, and the press if the
world is to rid itself of the crucial and
fthaotic conditions that now exist,” J.
Stitt Wilson declared yesterday after
noon in his ad5ress on “Science,” sec-.
| ond in his series of four lectures on
[“Constructive Democracy.” The Her
i rin massacre in Ilinois, the negro riots
i in Chicago two years ago, as well as
I the Mer Rouge affair in Louisiana to
day, signify that the world is in a
crucial state. The four present world
problems—namely, the emergence of
races, international conditions, proper
ty and poverty, personal, moral and
spiritual issues, can be corrected only
by a new understanding Qf the truth.
“Self preservation is not fne first law
of nature,” the speaker declared. “Na
ture will sacrifice herself in every way
to preserve her animal life. We are
headed for universal disaster if man
feels that he is living merely for him
self, he must live for others as well.
Relate yourself to humanity by asso
ciating with every one that you can
and then you will enjoy a richer life.”
Mr. Wilson will speak tomorrow at
-1:15 in Villard JIall and Sunday at
DRIVE ON FOR NEW MEMBERS
A drive for members in tl#e Eugene
Chamber of Commerce is being carried
on this week among the faculty of the
University. W. K. Newell is "chairman
of the committee which is working in
connection with a committee of Eu
gene business men to solicit on the cam
pus and has secured memberships from
twenty members of the faculty.
MAY PLAY TONIGHT
Shy Huntington To Take Team
to Portland This Morning
if Train Permits Trip
Weather and traffic conditions per
mitting, the Oregon freshmen hoopers
will journey to Portland this morning
to open their season with Franklin high
school's fast "quintet tonight. The
yearling squad, which scholarship and
I eligibility rules have reduced to 11 men,
will be handled on the trip by Shy
Huntington, due to the fact that Coach
Bohler must be on hand for the var
sity games here.
At a late hour last night it was not
known for certain whether the babes
would be able to make the trip to the
metropolis because of the uncertainty
of train schedules, but Coach Bohler
said that if there was any possibility
of getting away the men would do so.
Last term’s examinations shattered
hopes of a large number of the prom- j
ising hoop squad which represented the j
freshman class but the 11 men whom
Bohler has selected to compose the reg
rulfjr squad for the season are all basket
eers and should make a good showing.
They are as follows: Leake, Scriptures,
Bryant, Mautz, Hobson, Gosser, Gun
ther, Woods, Stoddard, Toole, and Far
ley. Which of these will start the
game tonight is as yet undecided but it
is probable that every one will break
into the contest at some time. A con
test is also scheduled with Washington
high for Saturday night.
A schedule for the season has been
drawn up, although some of the dates
and contests are tentative, due to un-1
settled conditions. The schedule is as i
Jan. 12—Franklin high at Portland.
Jan. 13—Washington high at Portland. |
Jan. 19—Chemawa Indians here. j
Jan. 20—Mt. Angel here.
Jan. 25—University high here.
Jan. 26—Chemawa Ind. at Chemawa. !
Jan. 27—Mt. Angel at St. Benedict.
Feb. 2—O. A. C. Rooks at Corvallis.
Feb. 3—0. A. C. Rooks at Corvallis.
Feb. 9—O. A. C. Rooks here.
Feb. 10—O. A. C. Rooks here.
Feb. 23 and 24—Salem at home.
Games with Ashland on Feb. 7, Med
ford on March 2 and Ashland on March
3 are being planned. .
“Oh Look” which has been heralded
from coast to coast as one of the best
musical comedies of the day comes to the
Heilig theatre, Saturday, January 13.
It is the musical version of the well
known comedy “Ready Money.” The book
is by James Montgomery and the music
is by Nat Goldstein and Barry Carroll.
It is a comedy full of life, with Harry
Fox in the stellar role playing the part
of the young man who owns a mine, yet
has no money to operate it. His friends,
by a clever way create money for him. In
other words the play shows that money
can atUggh money.
Nat Goldstein is presenting the musical
comedy by special arrangement with
Comstock and Gest. ' Mr. Harry Fox has
long been in vaudeville and on the legit
imate stage, but his acting in this has’
brefi said to be far superior to anything
he has done.
Allowance with an
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PIANO INSTRUCTOR WILL
GIVE PORTLAND RECITAL
John Stark Evans to Appear Before
McDowell Club #t Multnomah
John Stark Evans, instructor in pi
ano ami organ in the school of music
is to give a piano recital before the
McDowell club of Portland Tuesday
January hi, in the Multnomah hotel.
The McDowell club is composed ot
musicians and non-profe;ssional people
who are interested in music, and Mr.
Evans has chosen for his program com
positions which are appropriate for the
club. The program will be opened with
Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A major. This
was originally written for violin and
piano and has been transcribed for pi
ano by Alfred Cortot, who interwove
the violin and piano parts making it an
extremely difficult composition.
For the second part of the program
Mr. Evans has chosen Chopin’s Sonata,
op. 35, which includes his famous fun
eral march as one movement. The third
group is made up of six rather small
light compositions of musicians of the
modern school of music; Nocturne La
Terasse des Audience du Clair de Lune,
Minstrels, Debussy; Ar Hyd y Nos,
Lento, Cyril Scott; May Night, Palm
gren, and County Gardens, Grainger.
McDowell’s own compositions are sel
dom given on McDowell club programs,
but Mr. Evans has chosen for his clos
ing number his Sonata Tragicn.
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