Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 03, 1941, Image 1

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Heavy on
Ball Squad
Take It Easy
At First
Japs Merely Pester
U.S., Says Jim Young
Punctuating his speech with personal observations on oriental
politics Jimmie Young, International News Service correspondent in
Tokyo, told a University assembly Wednesday that the Japanese are
not a threat to the United States but are only a nuisance.
“The Japanese army,” he said, “has never been united and the
navy is constantly working against the army.” From observations
made during a trip all over fighting China, the speaker reported that
China is a total liability to Japan and will never be conquered.
“Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka’s trip to Berlin and Rome
was not by invitation,” Mr. Young stated, “but was taken to find
when and if the Germans are going to cross the channel.” From a
recent message the speaker was informed that Matsuoka has been
recalled to Tokyo.
During his 61-day “investigation” in a Japanese jail Mr. Young was
questioned by the “thought police” who wanted to know “what he
was thinking.” No books, no bed, no heat and constant questioning
were his daily prison program.
Palmer Hoyt, publisher of the Oregonian, introduced the speaker.
A vocal selection was given by Virginia Tooze preceding the speech.
Additional details on page 8.
Crockery Smashed
Drama Needs Dishes
“Chipped china and cracked crockery’’ is the call of the drama
division. “Tovarich,” coming University Guild hall production directed
toy Ottilie T. Seybolt, requires the smashing of china, and public
contributions of ill-fated crockery are needed in quantity.
“Shining Hour,” a University production in the fall of 1936, had a
similar need. Gerry Smith, then a Guild hall player who appeared in
a Portland Blue-room presenta
tion here last weekend, excelled
in smashing a whole table serv
ice at each performance.
Pi Delta Phi, French honorary,
will sponsor some performances
of “Tovarich,” it was announced
The University box office will
be open Friday.
Members of the cast in the or
der of their appearance are:
Prince Mikail Ouratieff, Par
ker McNeil and Jim Parsons;
Grand Duchess Tatiana, Helene
Parsons and Trudy Harland; Ol
ga, Bettie Jane Quigley; Count
Feodor Brekenski, Howard Speer;
Chauffourier - Dubieff, Adrian
Martin; Martelleau, Jerry Lake
fish; Fernande Dupont, Betty
Fiksdal; Charles Dupont, George
Francis Smith; Louise, Dorothy
Durkee; Georges Dupont, Jerry
Lakefish; Helene Dupont, Jean
ette Harbert; Madame Van Hem
ert, Bettie Jane Quigley; Madame
Chauffourier, Kay Fitzgerald;
Commissar Gorotchenko, Jim
Parsons and Parker McNeil.
Membership Card
Opens Film Series
To Non-Students
A few additional membership
cards in the “U of O Film So
ciety” have been made available
for faculty and other non-student
body members interested in see
ing the remainder of the series
of motion picture surveys.
Membership cards sell for $1,
and admit to the five remaining
programs this term. The films,
which are free to student body
members, can be viewed by oth
ers only if they are affiliated
with the society. Cards may be
secured at the activities office.
Sour Grapes No. 11
Not only to last night’s affair
Do I dedicate this rhyme,
But have you ever heard of a
concert or such
That started exactly on time?
Registration Hits
3185 Spring Term
Registration of 16 students
Wednesday raised total registra
tion figures to 3185. At the same
time last year 3237 students were
enrolled, which is two per cent
more than this year.
Wednesday's registration, how
ever, was an increase over the
eight late registrants for the
same date last year. April 5 is
the deadline for registration and
addition of new courses.
Students wishing to register
should do so in Johnson hall. A
late registration fee of $5 will
be charged.
Graduate students may ob
tain registration material in the
registrar’s office in Johnson.
Women’s Pages.2, 3
Sports . 6, 7
Edits.4, 5
Calendar .-. 8
News. 1» 5, 8
Ray Dickson and his 12-piece
University student band have
been contracted for the music
menu at the Order of the O’s
Lemon Squeeze dance Saturday,
April 12, in McArthur court.
Lettermen Ask
Campus to Hop
'Lemon Squeeze'
Will Offer Music
By Ray Dickson
Oregon's lettermen will invite
the campus to turn jitterbugs at
their Lemon Squeeze dance April
12 to the tunes of Ray Dickson
and his 12-piece orchestra, ac
cording to Jim Harris, general
Main feature of the Order of
the O ball will be the finalists in
the all-campus interfraternity
sing contest. Singing three songs
each beginning at 10 o'clock will
be: Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta
Theta, and Sigma Nu, followed
by three sororities, Delta Gam
ma, Gamma Phi Beta, and Pi
Beta Phi.
As a special event on the mu
sical concert program, the cam
pus athletes, under the direction
of "Butch” Nelson, have ar
arranged an Order of the O cho
rus, built around a novelty num
ber, "Little Joe the Wrangler.”
"An informal evening of fun
is what we are trying to plan,”
Harris stated, "with short silks
for the girls and suits for men.
Admission price will only be 50
cents each.”
• r •
Twenty-Two Queen
Candidates Parade
Tonight at Dance
Junior Class Plans Warmup Spree;
"Queen Field' Will Be Culled to Nine;
'Disinterested Com' Will Pick Court
Twenty-two potential queens of the Junior class will be ;ntro-»
duced at a Weekend Warmup refreshment-dance for third year men
and women in Gerlinger hall tonight, Gene Brown, general chairman,
announced last night.
Names of candidates, one from each women's house on t'ne campus,
were submitted to Brown prior to Tuesday's noon deadline and will
be kept secret until tomgnt wnen
they are presented before the en
tire class by Lou Torgeson, Jun
ior president.
The Weekend Warmup will be
the first of its kind ever *pre
sented by a junior class and will
start at 6:30. Dancing to the
music of Ray Dickson's quintet
will last until 7:30. From 7:30 to
8 p.m. refreshments will be
served, and the queens will be
"'Members may come with or
without dates, it makes no differ
ence,” Brown announced. "Mem
bers do not need class cards to
be admitted.”
The field of 22 candidates will
be reduced to nine Thursday by
a non-partisan committee, and
final announcement of the queen
and her court will be made April
17 by a committee of Eugene and
Poitiand commercial artists.
Theta Chis,Chi Os
In Radio Song Fest
Second of a series of fratern
ity-sorority radio sings will take
place tonight at 8:15 over sta
tion KOAC with Chi Omega and
Theta Chi choruses singing.
Chi Omega girl9 will sing "As
I Sit and Dream at Evening,”
"Moonbeam,” and "I Love You
Truly.” The house trio will sing
"East of the Sun.” "As I Sit and
Dream at Evening” was written
in undergraduate days by Robin
Nelson, whose daughter, Robin
Nelson, is now a member of Chi
The Theta Chi chorus will sing
"Does Your Heart Beat for Me?”
and its sweetheart song.
Lois Geller, announcer, is in
charge of program arrangements.
The w?eekly sing is a part of
the ‘‘Students’ Hour” heard over
KOAC from 8:15 to 8:30.
Dance Duo Delights Ducks
Jose Limon and May O’Donnell,
a fiery duo of modern dancers,
presented a repertoire of four
selections on American themes
before an enthusiastic crowd of
students and townspeople in Mc
Arthur court last night. The
young couple was commended by
many as superior in ability to the
Martha Graham ensemble which
appeared here last spring.
Accompanied by Ray Green in
his self-composed selection, Mr.
Limon and Miss O’Donnell pre
sented themselves in a gay, bril
liant and witty opening piece,
each performer “doing a turn.”
The "curtain raiser” was com
posed of five short sections; first,
an introductory “how d'you do”
followed by a “show off” march
and then the opening prelude “in
between” followed by a slow
adagio leading cn to a dramatic
The second number was a re
telling of the story of Hernando
de Soto and his discovery of the
Mississippi. The dance drama re
counts De Soto’s search and coun
tersearch for fabulous treasure in
the vast unknown continent, and
is presented in deep emotional
rhythm with "Interludes" of en
ergetic credo. Miss O'Donnell
symbolizes the river and beckons
De Scto on through ordeal and
“War Lyrics," characterized
with a soldier and three women,
gives a generally sympathetic ac
count of the effects on a man in
war. First he leaves his "wife
with need of glory," flirts with
“the blonde in the backroom bar,"
and finally, through the ordeal of
battle, is wounded and given the
care of a nurse. Showered with
shrieking applause, the number
was truly befitting the lyrics and
(Please turn to ptujc cicjht)
Ex-Comm Sets
New Rally Quota
Pledging $175
--, ^
Cavanagh Namecl
Of Election Dates
To Have Charge ,
What the executive committed
did at its Tuesday meeting:
1. Pledged the ASL'O to j,inc*
funds for the rally committee,
2. Appointed John Cavanagh tw
take care of spring elections.
3. Passed the wrestling ami,
boxing awards.
Taking the drudgery of raisins'
its own funds from the rally com
mittee, the ASUO executive com
mittee decided in its Tuf sdayj
meeting that the pep squad's ex
penses for the next year would
come under the student body;
budget. i
Under the former setup, thc»
rally committee was allotted!
(Ph ase turn to fioge five)
Journalists Initiate
Eleven Members
One Oregon newspaper man
and ten outstanding men from
the school of journalism c t canto
full-fledged members of Sigma
Delta Chi, national journalism,
fraternity, at initiation ceremon
ies in Gerlinger yesterday. Tim
ceremonies were held at 12
o'clock, following the 31 o clock
assembly. After the initiation th©
members held a luncheon at tho
Anchorage honoring Jimmlo
Young, world-famed Into: nation
al News Service correspondent In
the Far East, who spoke at tho
At the lunoheon Young de
scribed the Japanese censorship*
and touched upon the foreign
policy of this country in regard
to Japan, which he described a©
being directed by the "best mis
informed experts on the Orient
in the state department.”
Wallace A. Sprague, publisher
of the Salem Statesman, was in
itiated into the Oregon chapter
of Sigma Delta Chi as a profes
sional member. The undergradu
ate members who were initiated
are: Don Butzin, Bernard Ef gel.)
Lee Flatberg, Ed Hoyt, Russ#
Hudson, Tom Judd, Johnnie Ka
hananui, Jeff Kitchen, n a yj
Sehrick, and Wes Sullivan.