Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 26, 1942, Image 1

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. . . Jerry Lakefish, Jim Bronson, Lulu Pali, and Elizabeth Cooper.
Bronson “instructs” two native Hawaifans at a dress rehearsal for
the Spring Varieties show which will be presented in the Igloo Fri
day night. The number is but one of several on the SDX program
and is part of a city-wide celebration in honor of Gen. Douglas Mac
Photo by Wes Sullivan.
tyiA&t Meeting . . .
Assembly Bills
Yell King Trials
With yell leader tryouts its major objective, the University’s first
assembly of spring term will open today at 11 a.m. in McArthur
Those scheduled to contest for the position are: Earle Russell,
sophomore in arts and letters; Relf Case, freshman in architecture
-and allied arts; and Stanley K.
.Marks Return
Of 'Varieties’
Spring Varieties returns to the
campus Friday night as a feature
of the informal Douglas MacAr
thur dance in McArthur court,
first all-campus dance of spring
After lapse of several years,
the Varieties, traditionally made
up of student talent, will bring
hula dancers, modern swing, and
comic skits in a show honoring
the defenders of Bataan and
The dance will be informal.
Flowers will not be in order.
Ticket Sale
Tickets for the combined dance
and variety show will be on sale
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and
Friday for $1.10 in front of the
College Side. Tickets purchased
at the door Friday night will cost
Skits from the show will be
presented at the ASUO assembly
today at 11 a.m. in McArthur.
Jerry Lakefish is director and
Jim Bronson is writing the script.
A^ Holman’s orchestra will
Blackouts Billed
Special lighting effects and
two “blackouts” will add color
to the 45-minute program. Skits
and acts are tied together with
“surprise” transitions.
The show will be presented be
tween halves of the dance, which
starts at 9 p.m. and is sponsored
by Sigma Delta Chi, national pro
fessional journalism fraternity.
Among cast members are Al
dine Gates, Ora Mae Watson,
Robin Nelson with a comic pat
ter, the Pi Phi and AOPi trios,
Earl Holmer with a “south Rus
i§ian accent portraying “very”
sad man, Bob Mundt, Keith
Hoppes, and Ray Leonard.
fylelU+ne+t 9+tcluded . . .
Leatherneck Reserve
Assures Graduation
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are now all eligible
for draft deferment for the length of time necessary for graduation
and exemption from ROTC training if they enlist in the Marine
Corps Reserve as candidates for commissions, according to Dr. R. W.
Leighton, head of the medical disaster unit on the campus, and dean
of the school of physical education.
Lieut. Kelly Here
Students interested in this plan
should see Lieut. Maurice J. Kel
ly of the Western recruiting di
vision while he is on the campus
next Friday, Saturday, Monday,
and Tuesday. Lieutenant Kelly
will interview applicants each day
from 9 to 12 in the morning and
from 1 to 3 in the afternoon in
room 143 of the physical educa
tion building.
After graduation students who
enlist in the Marine Corps Re
serve will be sent to Quantico,
Virginia, where they will train
as first class privates for three
months. At the end of that time
approximately 75 per cent of the
class will be commissioned to ac
tive duty as second lieutenants if
an emergency still exists. In case
of peace the class will become re
serve officers.
Until the time of graduation
students enlisted in the class for
commissions are classed as pri
vates first class and placed on in
active status. As the reserves
graduate they will be ordered to
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Emerald Staff Meets
Reporters, copy desk work
ers, and night staffs will meet
at 7:30 this evening in 105
journalism, for the first staff
meeting of spring term. Sever
al new positions may be an
nounced at this meeting or im
mediately afterward.
Davis Given
Captain Benjamin F. Davis,
recently appointed adjutant for
the University military science
department, came to the Univer
sity last year with several years’
experience in education and mili
tary personnel work.
Appointed to fill the vacancy
left by Major F. I. Agule, who
was ordered east for advanced
training at the adjutant general
school, Captain Davis has under
taken the work of coordinating
the personnel functions of the de
World War Veteran
A veteran of World War I, Cap
tain Davis received his commis
sion from the University of Ala
bama in 1922 on his return from
war. Additional military training
was acquired in nearly every
army camp jn the South. He
spent summers at many of the
largest forts in the country and
has been assigned to various du
ties in personnel work.
While a reserve officer, Cap
tain Davis was a high school
principal and an instructor at
New York university. He did his
master’s work at the University
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Dyer, freshman in law.
changed to 12 to -1 p.m.
Time for elections has been
Tolls will be open in the YMCA
House as originally scheduled,
with Jim Frost, director of
elections, in charge.
Two skits from the floor show
of the MacArthur Day dance will
be presented by Sigma Delta Chi.
Wini Green, past president of
heads of houses, will introduce her
newly elected successor.
Pledge Cup
Other business includes the pre
sentation of the Pledge Cup by
Porky Andrews, inter-fraternity
president. This trophy, an award
for the house having the pledge
class with the highest GPA, was
earned by Phi Gamma Delta for
the second year in a row.
New officers of WAA, AWS,
and YWCA will also be intro
duced, and possibly the members
of the baseball and basketball
teams, Barry Campbell, chairman
of the assembly, said.
C.O.D. Australia
SDX should wire Doug MacAr
thur today,
If they can get a chance,
And ask if he'll win us a fight
right away
To publicize the dance.—J.W.S.
P.S. (I can see Buchwach pacing
the floor,
"Why didn’t I think of that
Russ Hudson
Heads 'Sing'
Plans for the 1942 junior week-*
end moved forward yesterday
when John Busterud, general
chairman, appointed Russ Hud
son, last fall's homecoming
chairman, as head of the musical
drama attraction, “Of Thee I
Hudson has been prominent in
campus activities since h j •■*
freshman yea r. Homecoming
chairman, rally committee, Em
erald worker, and member of
the Dad's day committee are
among his achievements. He will
supervise the sub-committees oa
publicity, stage, and tickets.
“Of Thee I Sing,” a large scale,
musical comedy embracing all
campus talent, will be directed by
Horace W. Robinson of the
drama division.
Rehearsals for the production
will begin April 1.
University eenrollment rose to
2,549 iVe4p.esd^,c^ly 1* pet cent
below the 3,069 of last wint*n
term at a corresponding date, reg
istrar's figures showed.
This. 17 per cent drop compares*
with a 13 per cent decrease
shown by winter term rolls from,
those of last winter term. The fall
term enrollment this year was 7,
per cent below that of the pre
vious fall.
Figures Broken Down
Figures will be broken down to
indicate registration by sex, c!as;«
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Webfoot Covers Aussies
Bringing the exploits of United Nation troops in Australia be
fore the eyes of America is a stocky, brown-haired, informal jour
nalist, Don Caswell, correspondent for United Press and former
student at Oregon. Mr. Caswell recently wrote a story from Aus
tralia, telling of General Douglas MacArthur's journey frona
About a year after leaving Oregon Mr. Caswell joined the
U. P. and was sports correspondent in San Francisco. He traveled
with the Santa Clara team, covering their games and those of other
Bay area teams. He was considered one of the top staff men on
the Pacific coast.
Mr. Caswell left about a month ago for Australia when it
had become evident that much action was going to take place m
that area.
Artist Series Slates ‘Romeo Opera Star’
Nino Martini, the only opera
star who has ever had a blind
date with a college coed, appears
next on the Greater Artist con
cert series, Tuesday evening,
April 7.
Although Martini has been in
this country since 1929, he had
to wait until 1937 for his first
blind date. The morning of a
scheduled concert appearance at
the University of Washington,
^ie was casually strolling about
the campus.
Looking around at the build
ings and students hurrying to
classes, he had a sudden urge
to meet a typical co-ed. There
upon he rushed back to his hotel,
phoned the local manager and told
her about his idea—that he would
like to have her arrange a blind
date with one o£ the Univer
sity co-eds.
It wasn't hard, since Martini is
something - of a dream-man. So
that evening a ]very thrilled
young damsel (name unknown)
went dining and dancing with her
favorite movie star.
The golden-voiced Mr. Martini
comes from Verona, Italy, where
his father was honorary custo
dian of the tomb of Romeo and
Juliet. He began singing when he
was ten, and sang so vociferously
that his teacher, the local choir
master, had to insist he stop for
a while in order not to ruin his
He made his operatic debut at
21 as the duke in “Rigoletto.”
On the strength of this perform
ance he was signed for “I Purti
tani,” an opera that had not been
sung for over 50 years in its orig
inal key because one of the tenor
arias called for F above high C.
His success resulted in sixteen
successive performances in Mi
Mr. Martini came to this coun
try from Paris in 1929, where he
had signed a contract with Jesse
Lasky to make sound pictures. In
Hollywood he made a series of
foreign shorts and was signed for
radio. He was then invited to
audition with the Philadelphia
Opera company and made his de
but there in 1932, singing as
the company's leading tenor dur
ing that season.
In 1933, he made his Metro
politan debut and has sung there
as leading tenor each year since.
He has starred in three musical
motion pictures, “Here's to Ro
mance,” “Music for Madame,”
and "The Gay Desperado.”
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. . . comes April 7.