Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 02, 1942, SDX EDITION, Page 3, Image 3

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    Junior Weekend
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guy 35 cents an hour to sit in a
booth and what do we ever get
out of it?” asked Paine, trying
to speak over the noise of the
Chi Psi radio.
The tickets will sell for $1.10
a couple and a "new” name in
campus music appeared when Art
Holman was signed for the affair.
Said Paine, ”—and Holman will
play.” His voice trailed off.
^Also something “new” in dec
orations will appear at the Prom,
for the Stars and Stripes will be
displayed prominently. There will
be blue drapes and on the ceiling
the U.S. flag. This original color
combination was designed by the
Allied Arts studios.
“This is an awful, thing,"
4 flashed Robert Hemling,
writer of long telegrams, as
he informed Junior Week
end heads that the Glenn
Miller program scheduled for May
6 had been changed to May 5.
This marks the second change in
the time of the Miller broadcast.
• Hemling is with the Newl Em
met advertising agency which
handles Chesterfield ads and
Glenn Miller. He telegraphed sev
en lines of type to tell of the
change in date.
“Also, I want to warn you,” he
adds. “The time has been changed.
Starting with y«ur serenade the
new time will be 8:15 your time.
Sorry to have to make all these
changes. This is absolutely the
So at the new time, 8:15 p.m.
PWT, May 5, Hallock-panned
Glenn Miller will dedicate his
program to Oregon’s 1942 Junior
\YVeekend. On the program he may
play “Of Thee We Sing, Ellie,”
written in honor of wide-grinning
Queen Ellie I. The words to the
song are written by J. Wesley
Sullivan, new flame-headed Ore
gana editor.
Slinging money around like
5 water, the Hollywood-influ
enced Junior Weekend big
shots have cooked up a su
per-extravaganza this year
to fill in for a canoe-feteless cele
bration. They call it “Of Thee I
Sing” and they have been singing
?£s praises like mad for the past
month so that the entire campus
can probably recite the musical
comedy’s score back to the junior
class boomers.
Not content with merely one
stage, they not only have many
stages, but the stages move
around, hoisted on the backs of
five men and a jack. The jack is
mechanical. And so that the audi
ence won’t walk out on the pro
duction, the whole play is contin
uous, moving from one stage to
another, literally from the floor
of the Igloo to the roof. Even to
the catwalks, although this was
merely during preparation.
^ They were going to have one
stout girl balanced above the
heads of the audience on the
of those beams near the roof but
at the last moment they feared
that she might drop one of the
color slides which she would be
using' in a spotlight, which might
embarrass the paying customers.
It’s going to be like a gigantic
staircase, with players flitting up
and down. Up at the top they look
pretty tiny and it takes a while
to get the proper perspective.
For a month the drama people
have been hammering away with
great clamor and the girls wear
ing interesting pants. The little
studio room where all these stairs
come from is in great contrast to
how the Igloo is going to look a
week from now when Winter
green takes the stage. In brief:
the studio is small, dirty, and in
a mess; the Igloo will be huge,
colorful, and with plenty of glam
All in all, it looks like the jun
ior class isn’t spending their
money so foolishly after all. In
fact, the educational activities of
fice is already smiling, and that’s
always news.
6It’s no simple task being'
president of the United
States, especially when the
president has to carry 18
hours of pre-medics. Fur
thermore, the president has to
hear the supreme court decide on
corn muffins or justice while the
French ambassador threatens to
break diplomatic relations.
All of these complications are
merely the stage-troubles of dim
ple-jawed, wid'ow-peakjed Larry
Celsi, starring in the lead role of
John P. Wintergreen for “Of
Thee I Sing,” to be presented a
week from tonight in expansive
McArthur court as the gigantic
climax to Junior Weekend.
The job of being president for
one night has its difficulties, but
to tenor-voiced, tanned Celsi it’s
a particularly unique experience.
“I’ve always admired the musical
production greatly, probably be
cause the music is by Gershwin,
but I never thought that I’d see
it actually produced on the cam
“It’s really a thrill to be in the
show, especially as it will prob
ably be the biggest production to
ever be shown on the campus.
Just imagine nearly 200 people,
dancing and beauty choruses and
the whole east side of McArthur
court for a stage. Not even
Broadway can beat that,” he add
Smiling, blue-eyed Celsi has ap
peared in only one other Uni
versity production, “With Fear
and Trembling.” A freshman
then, he had an insignificant role
as a chorus boy. However, in his
present role as John P. Winter
green, he sings songs, appears in
all but two scenes and even danc
es with the First Lady, Mary
Staton Krenk. “Eleanor should
see us dance,” he laughed.
The star has the deepest admi
ration for Jerry Lakefish who ap
pears in the role of Alexander
Throttlebottom, the role originat
ed by Victor Moore on the New
York stage. “He’s really a good
actor. His performances in the
past have been splendid, but I
Let Us Help You
Look Your Best
Jr. Weekend
Balcony Tiffany-Davis
‘Sing’ Schedule
Beginning at 7 p.m. and
thereafter at 7:30, there will be
complete rehearsals every eve
ning of “Of Thee I Sing.” These
will include every member.
think that this one tops them all.
I only hope that the audience
can stop laughing long enough to
hear the rest of us,” six-footer
Celsi said.
As he spoke, coke-drinking Cel
si pointed to the stage crews
wandering about on the cat-walks
above the floor, remarked that
they have really the largest job
of all. “All we principals have to
do is to act and sing; they have
to risk their necks to turn on
lights, pull curtains and set
The three-hour show is the sec
ond effort of the campus to pre
sent a student musical and jovial
Celsi believes that Horace Rob
inson will be called the Max
Rheinhart of Oregon. ‘‘Mrs. Ot
tilie Seybolt and Helen Holden,
as well as Dorothy Durkee and
Art Holman, deserve the greatest
amount of praise for their re
spective departments, for direct
ing a show with 200 people is no
easy task. It’s more like a dra
matic rush week.”
“Of Thee I Sing” will be pre
sented one night only, May 9, at
McArthur court. Tickets are on
sale at the Educational Activities
Comedian Bob Burns studied
civil engineering at the Univer
sity of Arkansas, and today rates
as something of a technical ex
pert in aviation.
Pat Taylor
Biggest news since finding
out that Salomey is a Ham
mus Alabammus with a zoot
snoot and a drape shape (stop
the car, Gaylord!) is that the
KKGs had five—count ’em,
five Phi Beta Kappas in
their graduating class . . .
Ruth Hall, Marge Clear, Bet
ty Plankington, Katie Thomp
son, Pat Parker—beauty mit
brains to go with . . . How
about that? . . . Crack of the
week: Marge Cole, who left
last Sunday to marry Fiji Gil
Geitner of the Air Corps, said
that after buying her trous
seau that she didn’t have
enough money to buy bird
seed for a cuckoo clock . . .
Bob Newland, the track man,
is one-track as far as Carolyn
Vaughn, Gamma Phi, is con
cerned . . . Those darlin’ boys,
the Phi Delta Thetas, are
making sure the girlies are
going to be hard put to con
coct a costume by having a
“Teepee Town War Dance”
. . . May we be so unoriginal
as to say that Theta’s Ann
Whitman shows us quite a bit.
And if, arfter the weekend,
you-all deecide you’d like a
little healt’, come College
Side, catch fresh salad bowl
. . . nuttin’ but vitamins.
V for vitamins, don’t cha
See you on the late shift.
Oregon ^Emerald
Herb Penny air raid warden.
Ray Schrick, air raid warden
Advertising Staff:
Paul Thurston, day manager
John Jensen
Cecil Sharp
Kappas Display
Brains as Well
The Kappa house is well known
for its beautiful woman but per
haps not so much for its brainy
ones. Which shows that the Uni
versity of Oregon campus has
overlooked a good thing.
The Kappa house has seven
graduating seniors. They are
probably average Kappas, phys
But five of the seven were
chosen to be Phi Betas. And new
there is a slightly suspicious look
given when the Kappas are men
Kwamas Picnic
Present Kwamas will hold a
picnic for old Kwamas on the
campus today. All will meet at
10 a.m. in front of the Kappa
House and the picnic will be held
at Swimmer’s Delight. The picnic
will last until 4.
Episcopal' students will meet
Sunday evening at 6:30 on the
third floor of Gerlinger hall. A
program led by Maureen Conklin
will be given.
Prospective WAA initiates
should get in touch with Beverly
Getts before Monday, May 4.
ROTCers Face
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upon the satisfactory completion
of which they will be commis
Further instructions from the
War Department reference to the
enlistment of advance course ap
plicants in the Enlisted Reserve
Corps are expected shortly.
Those applicants who have
paid fees for physical examina
tions will be refunded such fees.
Also, applicants who decline to
join the Enlisted Reserve Corps
under the new conditions, may
withdraw their applications.
Students enlisting in the En
listed Reserve Corps will be de
ferred' from active duty during
the period they are enrolled in
the advance course.
Friend or Enemy?
They’re taking no chances
Day and night thousands of civilian volunteers at Army author
ized observation posts report Aircraft Flash Messages to Army
“filter” centers—by telephone. From this information, each plane’s
course is charted on filter maps... relayed to operations boards
such as the one shown above—by telephone. Should checking
prove the aircraft to be an enemy, the telephone would play an
important part in the defense strategy... in warning endangered
communities... in mobilizing civilian defense units.
Bell System men cooperated with Army authorities in design
ing and providing the telephone facilities used by the air defense
system. This is but another example of a war-time job well done.