Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 06, 1942, Page 3, Image 3

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    Tap and Harmonica Artists
To Entertain November 16
Different in the way of entertainment is the combination
of Draper and Adler, presenting a varied tap dance and har
monica program, who will open the University’s Greater Art
ist concert series Monday night, November 16, in McArthur
Reserved seat tickets priced at $1.85, $1.50, $1.25 and gen
eral admission tickets for 85
cents, are on sale at the educa
tional activities office in McAr
thur court, Richard C. Williams,
educational activities manager,
announced Thursday.
This season marks the first
transcontinental tour of the two
artists who are appearing in their
fnd season together.
Exceptional Ability
The young Americans, both in
their early thirties, are equally
noted for their exceptional abil
ity in their respective fields—
Paul Draper, as the tap dancer
who combines the classical ballet
with his own dancing interpre
tation, and Larry Adler, whose
tones on the harmonica are noted
to be as varied as those of a sym
phony orchestra.
After dancing to the
music of Tommy Dorsey
and his famous band,
drive out and try one of
the delicious barbecued
sandwiches with French
fries that Bev is famous
1900 Block on W 6th.
100-Car Parking Space
Of the two, Paul Draper prob
ably has had the most exciting
life; for he didn’t find his niche
in the world until after being ex
pelled from two private schools,
running away from a third, em
barking on a career of his own
as a ditch-digger, shipping as a
sailor to South America and re
covered by his family and sent
for a semester to the Brooklyn
Polytechnic institute.
Went to London
Disliking mathematical root
equasions he went to London
where he landed a job doing com
edy dancing; but finally he went
broke and returned to his family
once more, promising to settle
down in his uncle’s Wall street
brokerage house.
Fortunately for the world of
dance, Draper didn’t settle, for
he was soon off again doing
vaudeville circuits, and from
there to cafe society, until he
finally emerged as a finished art
In contrast to his partner, Lar
ry Adler always knew where he
wanted to go. He wasn’t more
than eight when he had his moth
er enter him at the Peabody Con
servatory of Music. There, ac
cording to Mr. Adler’s descrip
tion, “a large, bosomy woman
with a mean face” told him he
had no musical sense and never
would be a pianist.
Not Discouraged
That didn’t discourage him, for
he went out and bought a har
monica and’ learned to play the
instrument so well that he won
first prize in a contest for young
harmonica players, which was
sponsored by a Baltimore news
After holding various jobs in
New York, he was engaged as a
part of Rudy Vallee’s floor show,
played in vaudeville, and finally
won fame when he was signed to
play in London, played before sev
eral kings, and toured many
AYliat cheers are to the players . . . chrysanthemums
are to your girl! Before you call for her on the day
of the game stop in and select her favorite “mum.”
We’ll make it up into a corsage, set off by autumn
foliage and tied with the colors of your favorite
team. Russet, gold and bronze color chrysanthe
mums in pom-pon and giant size. They cost so
little, too!
Just a Step From the
13th and Patterson
Oregon W Emerald
Copy Desk:
Jack Billings city editor
Betty Lou Siegman
Gene McPherson
Sidney Seymour
Fred Weber
Wilma Foster
Berniece Davidson
Dorothy Wiederhold
Night Staff:
Dorothy Stevens, night editor
Joyce Durham
Peggy Allison
Vic Huffaker
Shirley Wallace
Pat Spencer
Bill Stratton
Library Shows
New Collection
Books just added to the library
from the collection of the late
Miss Ethel R. Sawyer, brows
ing-room librarian, will be on
display for the first time in the
browsing room, from 9 to 12
a.m. Saturday, and from 2 to G
p.m. Sunday.
According to Willis Warren, li
brarian, the collection contains
books of wide variety from drama
to books on education. Children’s
books, history, and a few classics
are among the other subjects
Miss Sawyer was librarian
since the browsing room was first
opened in the fall of 1937. The
books were selected by her close
friend, Miss L. Elizabeth Hansen,
after Miss Sawyer's death.
“These books are an excellent
addition to the present collec
tion,” commented Mr. Warren.
“They indicate the wide scope of
interest of Miss Sawyer. I'm cer
tain that there could not be a
more fitting token of Miss Saw
yer’s memory.”
Miss Dorothy C. Hanson, stu
dent in the school of architecture
and allied arts, will christen one
of the vessels to be launched at
the Northwestern Shipbuilding
company’s yards in Bellingham,
Miss Hanson is the daughter of
Mr. H. C. Hanson, who prepared
the plans and specifications for
these ships.
The vessels to be launched are
wooden passenger and freight
motorships of the Alaska type.
They will be used for army trans
port service. These ships will be
the first carriers sent down the
ways from the Northwestern
yard. The ships to be launched
have pre-installed engines and
are ready for service.
Faculty Concert Set
As its second program of the
faculty concert series, the .Uni
versity music school is presenting
Mr. George Hopkins, pianist and
professor of music, in a recital
cn November 24. The concert will
be held in the music auditorium,
starting at 8:15 p.m. This con
cert, as are all of the faculty se
ries of concerts, is free. Mr. Hop
kins will announce his program
Dr. James P. Bird, professor of
romance languages at Carleton
college since 1915, has taken over
duties as visiting professor of
Spanish at American university.
Coed To Christen
Army Transport
Friday ’Watch’
Deals in Murder
Although “Watch on the
Rhine opens on Friday the 13th
it will not be a Black Friday su
perstition day, Keith Hoppes,
business manager of the Univer
sity theater, said. The show will
open as usual. However, he con
tinued, students are encouraged
to “come as you are”—formal,
informal, or barn dance—for the
opening, because of the number
of house dances the same night.
In tune with the occasion the
play deals in murder, villains, and
Nazis before our entrance into
the war, Hoppes explained, and
there will be strong comedy re
Horace Robinson, assistant
professor of drama, designed the
stage setting, which was unin
tentially shaped into a V for vic
Members of the Guild Theater
players in the cast are Dan Wess
ler, freshman, making his first
appearance as the villain; Bobbie
Joe Quigby, the 12-year-old who
played in “Georg'e Washington
Slept Here”; Bob Farrcw, the
hero; Louise Rossman, the dowa
ger mother; Margery Quigby,
Vivian McNamee, Kay Dougherty
Richards, Jim Bronson, Pres
Phipps, Gordon Cochran, and
Maxine McNiel.
BA Honorary Pledges
Ten Members at Dinner
Beta Gamma Sigma, national
business administration honorary,
pledged 10 new members Wed
nesday. The pledging ceremony
was held at a banquet at the Os
burn hotel.
Of the senior class in business
administration, 10 per cent are
received into BGS membership
each fall. An additional two per
cent come from the junior class
in the spring term.
Those pledged were: Paul Lee,
Frances Montag, and Clinton
Paine, Portland; Minor Brady,
Mt. Vernon; John Crawford,
Heppner; Hilda Freed, Corvallis;
Bill Maltman, Eugene; Leighton
Platt, Medford; Alice Kelly, As
toria; and Lee Schmidt, Great
Falls, Montana.
The Student Fellowship of Rec
onciliation will meet at 1420 E.
20th Saturday evening at 6:30.
The topic for discussion will be
“Freedom for India.”
Assumes Duties
Taking over duties of secretary
of the school of architecture and
allied arts is Mrs. Rachel Fischer,
formerly employed by the public
health department of Lane coun
Mrs. Fischer will assume the
secretarial work which was pre
viously done by Mrs. Mabel
Houck as secretary and art li
brarian. Mrs. Houck will remain
in charge of the art library.
the sandwiches at the Polar
Bear are terrific. Especially
that taste sensation known
as a “Nu-way.” Or that old
campus classic the ham
burger, with French fries.
Our creamy milkshakes are
Curb service for your
1184 Moss. Phone 618.
For the Game
Chase Gardens
58 E. Broadway. Phone 4240.