VOLUME XLIII NUMBER 83 _UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1942 Miss Jepson To Talk Here At Silver Tea Miss Helen Jepson, singer, con cert soloist, and star of the Met ropolitan opera, will speak at a silver tea in behalf of “Bun-* dies for America” at the alumni room, Gerlinger, Thursday at 4:15. Miss Jepson, who was here sev eral years ago under the concert series, is making “Bundles for America” her main interest, ac cording to Mrs. Mary E. Brockel bank, chairman of the tea. Pro ceeds <from the tea will go to the local chapter of Bundles for America. Singing at a concert at Cor vallis tonight, Miss Jepson will be in Eugene Thursday, then on to Salem, where she will sing Fri day. While here, she will be the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Horn. Dr. Erb Hears Dorm Group Members of the. dormitory food investigation committed met Monday and Tuesday afternoons with President Donald M. Erb to discuss ways of conserving food costs in their living organization. Charles Lundquist, senior in business administration, Hall Simmons, sophomore in business (administration, and Dick Elen nett, sophomore in business ad ministration met with President Erb on Monday. Dan Mercer, senior in architecture, met with t^ group also at their Tuesday parley. The student group will meet with Mrs. Genevieve Turnipseed, director of the dormitories, and Miss Helen Goodenow, dietitian for the dorms, at 4 o'clock Thurs day afternoon to discuss further improvements in dorm conditions which have been suggested by students living in the dorms. Old Stuff We would liked to have wrote on the snow. ’Twould have made a good pome as you know, But the Ninth Army area Would have had mass hysteria, ■%> we just had to let the thing' go. —J.W.S. NEW RESERVES FOR THE CROW’S NEST . . . . . . Bob Hasson, left, relieves Harry Gliclanan, center, and A1 Popicli at the air raid tower atop the libe. Ethereal Gazers Spy More Than Cute Gals , Taking sunbaths in spring-like weather, huddling around a couple cf heaters that don’t work in cold weather, or whistling at coeds and playing cards in any kind of weather isn’t the only thing that inhabitants of the observation post find to do, in spite of indications to the contrary at times. Vitally important since the recent bomb-scare, the observa tion post has direct connection with the Eugene filter center in the armory, where reports of planes are sent. Six men’s living organizations, Chi Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kap pa Psi, Theta Chi, Sigma Alpha Mu, and Kirkwood Co-op are now taking over the 24-hour shifts, each house supplying two-man crews. Last Month Living organizations running up and down the ladders last month were Sigma Alpha Ep silon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Al pha Tau Omega, Kappa Sigma, and Phi Delta Theta. In charge of the observation post, under Dr. Luther S. Cress man, head of the anthropology department, is Bruce Hamby, John Warren, and Lou Torgeson. Only staff members are allowed to brave the hazards of ladder climbing, and no one else is al lowed on the roof ox the library, according to Dr. Cressman. Possible Even an air attack seems pos sible after Monday’s coast shell ing and the observers are al ways on the look out for such a possibility. Since no civilian planes have been allowed in the air, excepting regularly scheduled transports and mail planes, it is a near cer tainty that the drone of a power ful engine through the night sky means a war plane in deadly ser iousness. Whenever a plane is heard, or seen in the daytime, a srnaM re port blank, supplied especially for the purpose, is filled out and the information phoned in on the post’s special wire to the filter (Please turn to pacte cli/lit) PC rWo*n,a+i rd. IaJqaIA . . . Coeds to Elect Chiefs Thursday Three elections under one gavel will be held Thursday afc 11 a.m. in Gerlinger hall when officers for the AWS, WAA, and YWCA will be nominated and elected by the assembled coed population of the campus, according to Elizabeth Steed, presi dent of the associated women students. Nominations for the AWS election will be presented by the senior members of the AWS cab inet, following a rule inaugurat ed last year. Other nominations may be made from the floor, say election officials. Eligibility Grade eligibility is to be checked by phone as soon as floor nominations are made. Kwamas, sophomore women's ser vice honorary, will be on hand to pass out ballots at the door. Positions open are president, vice-presidertt, secretary, treas urer, sergeant-at-arms, and re porter. WAA and YWCA elec tions will be held after the AWS balloting. Officers of the AWS for this year are Elizabeth Steed, presi dent; Maxine Hansen, vice-presi dent; Marge Dibble, secretary; Nancy Riesch. treasurer;' Marge Curtis, sergeant-at-arms; and Barbara Lamb, reporter. WAA WAA officers are Hope Hughes, president; Gertrude Pu ziss, vice-president; Mary Ander son, secretary; Virginia Bubb, treasurer. YWCA officers whose offices expire at the end of the year are Lois Nordling,. president; Abbie Jane White, secretary, and Betty Pratt, treasurer. Silent Film Almost Talks A silent film that almost talks, today’s educational activi ties movie, “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” is a culmination of many silent techniques, a portent of the talking- picture. The film is largely made up of enormous pictures of faces, sep arated by dialogue titles. It is in reality a gallery of living por traits which drew forth tremen dous acclaim and was hailed as a "work of art” on its release in 1928. Casting The casting of the picture is remarkable, especially for the time the movie was filmed. Each player was chosen and presented as an individual in the real world instead of as a famous and highly paid favorite charmingly inter <ricasc turn to page eight) Summer Plan Shows Gain “Nearly every department of the University will offer courses during the summer sessions; the principal exception is the- law school,” Dr. Dan E. Clark, direc tor of summer sessions, said Tuesday. In past summer sessions law had been offered but this year it is eliminated because of a lack of demand for law courses. The summer sessions catalog will be ready for distribution about March 25 when interested' persons may obtain copies. Sled School Students desiring to enter med ical school or nursing will find that numerous preparatory cours es are obtainable. Mathematics' will interest those who wish train ing for the army and navy. A full, schedule of social science courses will be offered including econom ics, geography, history, political, science, psychology, and sociol ogy. Arts, Letters In arts and letters courses in English, French, Spanish, and German will be offered as in reg ular sessions. The art school will offer a variety of courses. The physical education department will offer an unusually large range of courses for summer ses sions. The school of education will be busy with a large number of teachers. Many teachers will be working for their high school teacher's certificates. Expectations Former summer sessions have numbered as many as 900 stu dents. Last summer's seessions' enrolled 713 in the first and 323 in the second session. More cam pus students than usual are ex pected this year, but there may possibly be a decrease in out off' state students. Dr. Clark stated that it is im possible to estimate the numbers at this time since no one knows how war conditions will affect education. During summer sessions school will start at 7:30 a.m. with full hour classes and 10 minute inter (Please turn to page eight) JEAN PERSON... . . . Wingless Victory’s Mrs. McQueston fieedU Mate *7ban a QaLlan, . . . Cruelty Takes Subtle Form In 'Victory' By RUTH JORDAN Cruelty in its most subtle form will be the high point of the char acters the Reverend and Mrs. Phineas McQueston, played by Adrian Martin and Pat Lawson in the romantic drama, "The Wing less Victory.” Heads of a plotting ring to rid Salem of Oparre, Nathaniel Mc Questcn's bride, they display the type of crue'ty that was typical of the old Salem days of the 19th century. Phineas The Reverend Phineas McQues ton is one of the town leaders. He shows clearly his hatred of Oparre, and he tries through the most subtle methods to make Oparre, a stranger in a strange land, unhappy. Mrs. McQueston is a typical wife of the puritanical era. Obed The date of “The Wingless Victory” has been changed from March 1 to March 5 be cause of the all-star basketball game being played in McAr thur court that night. ient, acquiescent, complacent, and good natured, she is wi ling to believe that men are superior to women. There is a display of East In dian curios in the circulation sec tion of the library. They were loaned to the drama division by Mrs. Paul Means and by Dr. Weatherby. Tickets All those desiring tickets, please call at the ticket office in Johnson' hall sometime before Fiiday as the tickets are selling fast. Salem, Massachusetts, the set ting for the play, was originally named Schemeccta, and later changed to Scholem, or with the English spelling Salem. ADRIAN MARTIN . . . . for three days, a Maxwell Anderson character.