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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1938)
Sigma Delta Chi to
Meet Thursdag at 7
To Consider Proposed
Setup of National
Sigma Delta Chi, men’s journal
ism honorary, will meet Thursday
evening at 7, to consider proposed
constitutional amendments, accord
ing to Hub Kuokka, president.
The proposed changes, said
Charles M. Hulten, faculty adviser,
are for the purpose of removing the
campus fraternity idea and chang
ing the organization to one of pro
fessional character, fostering ethics
of the journalistic field.
One amendment proposed will
change the official name from a
'Backstage in Xanadu’
Makes Campus Debut
By WEN BROOKS
Backstage in Xanadu, the new book of plays written by Mrs. Alice
Henson Ernst, associate professor of English, and hut recently released
by the publishers, is “making a hit,” according to reports from the
Co-op store where the book is now on sale.
This is the second book of plays Mrs. Ernst has had published. Her
first book, “High Country,” appearing in 1935, received favorable com
ment from critics everywhere. Whereas “High Country” was a collec
“fraternity” to a society.” Another
change will reclassify the two
types of membership into four
new ones; undergraduate, profes
sional, associate, and national hon
Chapter members are asked by
Kuokka to read the copy of the
amendment which is in the jour
nalism school office, before the
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tion of regional plays, dealing sole
ly with the Northwest, “Backstage
in Xanadu is a collection of amus
ing one-acts, universal in theme.
The four plays contained in the
small volume are all highly imagin
ative, brimming with the author’s
subtle humor, and make stimulat
ing reading for young and old alike.
The first play, “Cloistered Calm,”
was produced at the University of
,Washington a few years ago and
more recently right here at Oregon.
“Afternoon of a Nymph,” which
the author aptly calls a “diversion
in one act,” is the second play in the
series and was first produced in the
Guild theater here on' the Oregon
campus. “Nightingale,” the third
pne-act, an Arabian Night’s fan
tasy, was first published in Poet
Lore. The colorful. settings . . .
street and garden scenes in Bag
dad . . . and the rhythmic swing of
the lines combine to make it de
The Portland Civic theater was
first to produce “Welcome Strang
er,” the last one-act in the series.
This play was selected by the Port
land group as best suited to their
purpose in their annual contest
from new plays in 1932.
All in all, “Backstage in Xanadu,”
though very different in content is
a fine complement to Mrs. Ernst’s
first book, “High Country.” It is
a book people will enjoy browsing
in and provides the reader with
many a laugh.
By Local Editors
For Annual Papers
The editions of the Register
Guard and the Eugene News which
were edited by the students at the
school of journalism were said to
be better than usual by the man
aging editors of the two papers.
George Turnbull, faculty adviser
of the project, accredited the pa
pers with being the “best yet.” The
students have been putting out the
papers for more than twenty years,
Working on the Guard were
Larry Quinlan, managing editor;
Homer Graham, assistant, and
Phil Bladine, city editor. The
News was headed by Bill Lamme,
with Beulah Chapman, assistant,
and Dick Litfin, city editor.
Students in reporting and copy
editing classes did the staff work
for the papers, and members of the
editing class wrote the editorials.
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