Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 06, 1942, Page 6, Image 6

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    Out of the Chaos-Peace;
Out of Rehearsals— Sing’
Out of the usual muddle and seemingly impossible collec
tioa of scenes and actors. Director Horace Robinson is slowly
and surely bringing the “Of Thee I Sing'' rehearsals into the
home stretch.
With two rehearsals remaining, last night’s practice, the
tided, was fraught with the irksome worries of Larry Celsi’s
soye innjiL an a mary iviens. s
sniffles, with the last step of the
military routine and several flat
notes from the chorus.
Typical of the difficulties faced
the wail through the microphone
of Jim Bronson, who was wearing
one of Dean Earl’s suits (without
podding >, ‘’Oh gosh, I can't keep
these pants on!"
Bright Spot
Already a bright spot in the
Show, the team of Helen Holden
and Ray Dickson taps a mean
rhythm on the as-yet-undraped
stage boards. Glamor in mass
production is exemplified by the
various beauty and dancing cho»
runes, headed by Aldine Gates
with a thick-as-honey accent as
the luscious Diana Devereaux. A
spectacle was Director Robinson,
who hopped about the stage a la
Orson Welles, illustrating the
best way to put punch into a
cor muffin counterpoint nlum
Two expensive touches, a news
reel. sequence and an elevator
wh eh will raise the triumphant
Mr,-. Wintergreen and child in the
smash finale will get their chris
tenings in coining rehearsals.
JBaid Head
Jerry Lakefish wandered about
mumbling to himself with a tem
porary bald head. For the first
tiitw last night, the complete mob
scene in Madison Square Garden
wa, - run through with a yelling,
stamping' crowd on,.the balcony
.stage, watching a wrestling
match during campaign speeches.
Dirk Ashconi and Floyd Rhea
I>la,\ the diverting maulers.
i. ave and drooling long gray
beards, tiie nine supreme court
judges scrambled from the bal
cony stage when Robinson called
out, ‘ Okay, take five . . ."
Aiklepiads to Initiate
15 at Gerlinger Friday
A.sklepiads, campus pre-med
lioyotary, will initiate 15 into its
group May 8 at Gerlinger hall at
Jj pm. Dr. Irvin R. Fox, Eugene
physician, will address the group
at. the banquet which is to be held
at Seymours at 6:30. Alumni of
the honorary who are attending
the Portland Medical school will
tie present for the initiation.
Pledges to Aiklepiads, who can
lie recognized by the bone worn
around their neck, are Richard
Junes, Holland Merrifield, Timmy
P.initon. Donald Brinton, Thomas
Ilo^lon. Lloyd S Durkin. Robert
Jackson, Lewis V. Terral, Gerald
Chirk, Douglas Milligan Delbert
Dictkaon, Stanley Robinson, Paul
W Ution, and Frank Herman. The
group is planning to organize the
enuipus for donations for a blood
bank. Donald Brinton is in charge
of the movement and all living
groups wiil be contacted.
No Moleskins
Pantless Frosh?
What will this year’s freshman
Clans do when Junior Weekend
roll,, around'' Moleskinless'’
The local haberdashers report
t uii the traditional moleskins
c moot be purchased because of
jirvuiities. It has been the cus
loi,i for freshman boys to change
from tin pants to moleskins at
Junior Weekend: now they will
I c,<e to find a substitute YVheth
c will be decided by the up
]>e classmen or the frosh boys
I i not been announced.
Herb Penny air raid warden.
Kay Schrick, air raid warden
Dorman Alford
Bette Armstrong
Margaret Brooke
Elsie Brownell
Ruth Kay Collins
Joanne Dolph
Bob Edwards
Carol Greening
Ruth Jordan
Flora Kibler
Night Staff:
Shirley Davis, night editor
John Gurley
Marjorie Young
Jack O’Harra
City Desk Staff:
G. Dune Wimpress, city editor
Marge Pierce
Bill Buell
Barbara Younger
Advertising Staff:
Russ Smelser, day manager
Harriet Noyes
Bob Nagel
Bob Bryant
Office Staff:
Edith Newton
Elizabeth Eid
Susan Slater
Phyllis Hortsman
Mona MacAttley
Marjorie Major
Roy Nelson
Edith Newton
Reggy Overland
Betty Atm Stevens
Janet Wagstaff
Mildred Wilson
Marjorie Yotmg
Barbara Younger
Five Students Dance
in Gerlinger Recital
Five University students will
be featured during the master
dance recital next Thursday and
Friday in specialty numbers at
Gerlinger hall. The theme Of the
dance is “Variations on a Yankee
The Thursday showing at 8:15
p.m. is reserved especially for
faculty and University students.
The Friday showing at the same
time is for mothers and children.
Spectators are asked to sit down
Specialty dancers are Tom
Hardy, “Open Road”; Merlin
Dow, “Rodeo”; Bob Forsythe,
“Comics”; Elise Older, “Ra Ra";
Barbara Scott, “Small Fry."
Platt Named
(Continued from page one)
to be held some time next week.
The exact time and place will be
announced later in the Emerald.
Marion Schaefer, freshman in
business, and Audrey Holliday,
freshman in social science, were
the two girls who tied for the po
litical job.
These five officers listed above
make up the cabinet of which A1
Larson will act as head.
House Leaders
The various houses will choose
their senators for the ISA assem
bly in the near future, according
to Platt who will head the group.
Old and new senators will meet
sometime soon after the new
members are elected by their or
ganizations and Platt will be in
stalled by Milton Small, outgoing
vice-president. Time and place of
this meeting will be chosen later
by Small and announced in the
While still being congratulated
Larsen last night said, "With the
steadily increasing interest of the
independents in all-student af
fairs it seems very possible that
next year we'll be able to help
work towards a campus situation
that will bo equally advantageous
for all students."
An athletic field at the College
of Scholastics, Duluth, Minn.,
covers oue-third of the 160-acre
Artists Come;
Eugene Plays
Musical Host
For the first time the regional
division of the national school
music competition festival will
be held in Eugene. Eugeen, in
fact, is the only city in Oregon,
except Portland, ever'selected for
May 15-16 are the dates se
lected for the contest: expected
entrants will include approxi
mately 15 bands, 10 orchestras.
10 choruses, 300 soloists on vari
ous instruments and vocalists, and
many small ensembles and glee
Previous Contests
Previous regional contests have
been in Seattle, Spokane, Port
land. and Tacoma. The contest
ants will be lodged in local ho
feTs, fraternities, sororities, and
dormitories. All entrants have
previously received top ratings in
the various district contests held
in Oregon, Washington, and
Solos and small ensembles will
play in Gerlinger hall and the
music school. Choruses, bands and
orchestras will play in Mc
Arthur court. ™
Judges for the contest will in
clude several members of the
school of music faculty, and
several out-of-town men. Local
judges are: Dr. Theodore Kratt,
dean of the music school; Rex Un
derwood, professor of music; Sig
urd Nilssen, professor of voice;
Miss Maude Garnett, associate
professor of music.
Contestants will be rated su
perior, excellent, good, fair, or un
satisfactory, according to national
rules. Ratings give nat the Eu
gene contest are national ratings
and are given on the same basis
as rating given in Middle West
ern and Eastern contests.
Delta Sig Initiation
Delta Sigma Rho, national for
ensic honorary, will hold its an
nual initiation Wednesday, May
C, in the AWS room of Gerlinger
hall. Following the initiation at 5
p.m., the new and old members
will have dinner at the Anchor
Those being initiated are Earl
Holmer, Merlin Nelson. Lois
Bechdolt, Michi Yasui, Jane
Hooker, and Elva Jane South.
'Little Sir Echo'
(Continued from page one)
part he does the first singing in
his long succession (about 20) of
plays while at the University.
Saturday night’s performance
will be his last on the campus.
Roll Call
“You see, this scene where T
sing is really the senate roll call,"
he added, “and it’s a swell chance
for comery.” The set> for this
scene is Jerry's own design.
As Throttlebottom, the man
who is conspicuous by his ab
sence, Jerry will wear the most
inexpensive costume in the show.
After several days' prowling
about in second hand stores, he
came with a dusty old business
suit, a musty hat, and a high
starched collar. “I borrowed the
suit and hat, so the whole cos
tume cost me about a dollar, I got
a pair of shoes that button for
75 cents," he smiled.
Own Make-Up
As usual, he will do his own
make-up. attempting a full-faced
effect. "You see, Throttlebottom
is about GO, and a bit plump,” he
Superstitious, as most actors
are, Jerry is suffering from an
unusually acute attack of stage
fright. “I don't know. I guess it's
because the allow is so big. And
then, there's that echo. . . ."
UO Signs for Sugar
(Continued from page one)
By registering, students who
reported they had no sugar in
their possession, were given their
first war ration book which is
actually a card with 28 white
stamps attached to it. Each one
of the first four stamps entitles
its owner to one pound of sugar.
The office of price administra
tion may later announce another
amount of sugar that each stamp
will permit its holder to pur
Dorm Students
Dorm students will not have to
use their rationing cards for su
gar at present since the dormi
tory is classed as an institution
and is allowed one-half of the to
tal sugar they used in May and
June of last year for each of
those two months this year. This
year the dormitories will get 800
pounds of sugar in May and June,
according to Mrs. Genevieve Tur
nipseed, director of dormitories.
Fraternities and sororities do
not come under the classification
of institutions and each individ
ual living in these organizations
will have to use his own stamps
to secure sugar during the ra
tioning period.
No Proxies
Persons not living in a family
unit and related by blood, mar
riage or adoption cannot register
for each other.
Registration will close at 8
o’clock Thursday evening. Any
one who has failed to register by
that time must wait two weeks
before applying to his local ra
tioning board for a ration book.
Condon School
Condon school will be open to
day and tomorrow from 2:30 in
the afternoon to 8 o’clock in the
evening for people wishing to
register. Two shifts of 20 people
are kept busy by the continuous
stream of people coming to the
school to register. Approximate
ly 3,500 people are expected to
register at the local school be
fore Thursday night.
Each stamp on the rationing
card will be valid only during a
certain time set by the govern
ment and cannot be saved to use
later. The stamps may be used
only by or for the person named
and described in the ration book
and stamps must be taken from
the book in the presence of the
storekeeper, his employee, or the
person who makes the delivery if
the sugar is delivered.
If a rationing book is lost, mu
tilated or destroyed it should be
reported immediateely to the lo
cal rationing board.
When persons are registered
they are requested to fill in their
full name, address, height, weight,
color of eyes, age and sex. The
number of pounds of sugar
hand at time of registration is
considered and if this amount
totals more than two pounds per
person in a household stamps
equal to the amount over two
pounds are removed from the*
Not Too Acute
The government has announced
that the shortage of sugar is not
yet so acute that sugar must be
entirely restricted, but the short
age has become sufficient to make
a control necessary on consump
tion of sugar for non-war pur
In the past, 27 per cent of the
American sugar supply has corrrtr
from the Philippine islands, and
35 per cent came from the West
Indies. Home grown sugar, which
now makes up all America is like
ly to have available, made up 38
per cent of the total sugar usual
ly used here.
Physics Assistants
Dr. A. E. Caswell, head of the
physics department and dean of
the lower division, has announced
the following' graduate assistants
for the coming year: Lyman A.
Webb, graduate assistant for
physics; John Roland, gradual:
assistant in mathematics; and
Mildred Riechers, graduate as
sistant in zoology.
Be sure your
Brakes and
Battery are okay.
1042 Oak Phone 8d
The boys and girls graduating this year, are going
into active life in many branches of business, war
work, and advanced, more technical study. They'll be
getting jobs out of town, and traveling around quite
a lot—so give the
most practical gift:
fine luggage. We of
fer several specially
priced pieces, smart,
sturdy and spacious.
Gifts from $3 up. . . .
Preston & Hales
Willamette Street. Phone 665.