VOLUME XI.III NUMBER 85 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1942 rw Princess oparke . . . ... a South Seas character comes to Eugene in tonight’s drama, “The W ingless Victory.” (See story column four) Ball Coeds Reverse Roles Tonight Gamma Alpha Chis became so excited about their Cham pagne Waltz scheduled for tonight that they couldn’t wait; they printed 8 o’clock on all publicity signs. However, the time is £ p.m.—the place, Gerlinger hall. Coed models will display spring sportswear and dress-up creations in the fashion show, intermission feature. Muriel Defense Drive i Started Anew l3y Torgeson I Oregon students will set the pace for the rest of the nation ' when they start buying defense bonds and stamps this morning, ^ according to Leu Torgeson, stu dent body president and head of j the campus defense committee. Today the individual pledging ] campaign for bonds and stamps j will reopen to give the houses i another opportunity to reach the j 100 per cent mark. ^Seventy-five cents per person j on the campus was the average 1 pledged by 522 people contacted 1 during the initial 12-hour cam- f paign period. I Last night pledge books were again distributed to house repre sentatives and the Kwainas. At 12:30 today the white-sweatered girls will be at a row of desks between Oregon and Chapman buildings to receive pledges from any students who have not been contacted through their living organization. j All houses are expected to go 100 per cent on the pledging which will obligate them to pur- , _ ^nhacn stamps or bonds of the (Please turn to page two) Stevens, sophomore in social sci ‘nce, will read the script for the ■vent, whi'e Art Holman’s or :hestra will furnish a scintillat ng musical background m tune vith the dance theme. Sale of tickets for the girls urn-escorts affair will continue n women’s houses. They may ilso be procured tonight at the ioor, according to Kathleen 3rady, head of ticket sales. As previously announced girls ire taking a turn about where ocial amenities are concerned, ’hey wil send boutonniers, call or the boys, furnish cigarets, heck wraps, and take elates ome. Committee heads are: Mary lllen Smith, general chairman; Kathleen Brady, ticket sales; Pat Vright, patrons; Emiy Tyree, rograms; Bette Workman and Jaxine Cunning, decorations; cnita Simon, orchestra; Bar arajean Tuttle, publicity; Mari an Marshall and Jeanne Routt, ashion show; and Betty Mae .ind, cleanup. s ABBIE JANE WHITE . . . . . . Will steer YWCA course. i l'hotn hr jiennei. MARGE DIBBLE . . . . . . AW S’ New leader. -i-A.ts; Songbird Jepson Tours To Boost Victory Spirit She held up two fingers to ooked as if she meant it. Sitting comfortably at a lone itudio of KORE yesterday nooi jiously posed for pictures and 'ollowing her 12:30 broadcast -— HEL.KJV JEESON . . . . . . Metropolitan opera star sweeps through Eugene iorm a “V” for victory and microphone in the suburban i, lunchless Helen Jepson gra chatted easily with visitors for “Bundles for America.’’ In her first 1942 cross-country concert tour, the Metropolitan op era star is not only building mor ale with a song, but is also de veloping in women throughout America the will to win the war by giving until it hurts. “Morale building is our job,” she told her radio audience. “I give a broadcast urging Americans to support ‘Bundles for America’ in every city where I am scheduled to sing,” she ex plained, “and even if I'm not sing ing in certain cities, I stop to tell them about the movement.” In one mid-western stop, she gave four talks in an hour and a half. She was able to steal a day from her concert tour to come to Eugene to visit old friends and speak at yesterday’s tea because her singing engagement took her to the Corvallis campus Wed (Plcasc turn to page three) ubniKturj j'UZISS . . . . Honored by WAA (I’hoto by Kami U-Kllix) Wingless Y Flits on Stage At 8 Tonight The macabre curtain of a New England nightmare will raise to night at 8 when “The Wingless Victory” flies across the Guild hall stage. The play promises to be one of the most entertaining given this year. One of the important cast members is Durian, the four year-old daughter of Princess Oparre and Nathaniel. This role is played by Charlotte Louise Means, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul B. Means. Charlotte was born in Singa pore, coming to this country when she was 20 months old. She has several lines in the play, and is wearing her native costume, which was brought buck from Singapore. There are still tickets left for Friday night, but they are selling fast. Anyone interested should call at the box office in Johnson as soon as possible. The dates for the play are: Fri day and Saturday, February 27, 28, and Thursday, March 5. It is to be held in the Guild hall at Johnson. This is the third American dra ma to be presented this year. The other two were “Three-Cornered Moon,” a gay tale of Brooklyn family life, and “Of Mice and Men,” a gripping tale of wander ing farmhands in California. Maxwell Anderson, author of “The Wingless Victory,” is an al ready famous American play wright. Noted for delving into historical legend and history, An derson has previously written two epics of the American way of life. “Winterset,” and “High Tor." The latter was produced' on the Guild stage last year. Mr. Anderson is said to rank with Robert Sherwood and Thornton Wilder as an exponent cf serious drama in the modem American theater. AWS, WAA, YWCA Elect New Officers Apparently good things run in threes—Marge Dibble, Gertrude Puziss, and Abbie Jane White in this case. These three coeds were elected to the presidencies of AWS, WAA, and YWCA, re spectively, Thursday morning in Gerlinger hall by the feminine half. Other Officers Miss Dibble will be assisted by Corrine Nelson, new AWS vice president. Miss Dibble was for merly secretary of the organiza tion, and Mrs. Nelson was presi dent of Orides, independent wo men's group. Miss Mary Jane Terry, new vice-president of WAA. steps up from sergeant-at-arms. President Puziss was this year’s vice president. Second in command of the YWCA group will be Genevieve Working, former regional officer, President White was secretary of the organization this year. Other officers of AWS were Neva Haight, secretary, now pres ident of ICwamas, Rohda Harkson, treasurer; Gerd Hansen, sergeant at-arms; and Betty Ann Stevens, reporter. Beautiful Set "I think they elected a beauti ful set of Officers,” said incum bent Elizabeth Steed Thursday night. Completing the new crew f- v WAA are Janet Ross, secretary, ex-custodian; Babs DuPuy, treasurer; Beverly Goetz, custo dian; Audrey Hannum, sergeant (Please turn to page seven) Harvard Man Will Lecture Phi Delta Kappa, men's pro fessional fraternity in education, and the University lectures com mittee are jointly sponsoring' to night's speaker, Harold E. Wil son. Mr. Wilson, associate profes sor of education at Harvard uni versity, will speak on “Education Faces the Future” at 7:30 p.m. in the faculty lecture room of Friendly hall. The Harvard man will arrive* from San Francisco, where ha has been a principal speaker at the American Association of School Administrators’ conven tion this week. An author, con tributing widely to periodicals* and having written several publi cations dealing with his field, social studies, Mr. Wilson should prove a rare treat for faculty members and students alike. Tonight’s lecture will serve a dual purpose as opf'n February meeting for the local Phi Delta. Kappa chapter and a public, meeting for all persons interested. Ballot Ballad Political schemes Always give me the themes For sarcastic poems full rare. So I hate to say so, But as far as I know, The women’s elections were fair. —J.W.S.