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U* 0F o. LI3RARY
VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 68
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1943
ALAN FOSTER . . .
— . private who defends his “hot rock” despite the chance to save his
^—in the play, “Eve of St. Mark.”
’Eve’ Shows Laughter, Tragedy
Of Wartime Living Problems
By MAR; OKIE MAJOR
An audience last night saw the heights of laughter and
tragedy as war dictates each emotion in the Guild theater pre
sentation of “The Eve of Saint Mark”.
Certainly in sincerity of presentation this production com
pares with last year’s “Of Mice and Men.” Faced with produc
tion difficulties in dealing with the supernatural, and with cer
An all-girl stage crew for “The
Eve of St. Mark,” continues at
the University theater tonight
and Saturday, have prepared
some of the “most difficult jobs
the Theater Workshop has ever
attenmpted,” according to Hor
ace Robinson, professor of speech
Lighting, sound, and scene
changing are all handled by the
girls. There are 11 scene changes
which are accomplished between
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tain weakness in the play itself,
the effort is more than commend
The story of one man. his girl,
his mother and father, and the
“hot, lonely rock'’ on which he
died, is of importance to Univer
sity audiences. When this story
is combined with the lusty brav
ado of soldier life, with simplic
ity and courage, the play holds
the beginning answer to the prob
lem of war and separation.
Credit is due Horace Robinson,
whose direction was restrained,
and kept out, at least to a great
extent, anything merely senti
First, the play is entertaining—
as boisterous humor is entertain
ing. Second, the play is absorb
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Last Stage of Plans Reached
As Military Dance Nears
By ROBERTA BOYD
With only one more day to go, plans for the Military Ball,
January 30, are in the final stages, according to Clint Childs,
The gala affair will not only be patriotic in its decorations
and dedications, but will be another step in helping national
The dance will be dedicated to
the commander-in-chief of the U.
S. army and navy, President
Roosevelt, as it is his birthday. I
hope all students will come, as
this may be the last big formal
dance of the year because of the
«ssibility that reserves might be
lied at the end of this term.
“Scabbard and Blade plans to
put part of the fund from tickets
into war bonds, and for this rea
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All-Day Meeting Set
Dr. Donald M. Erb, president
of the University, will preside at
the noon luncheon of the Oregon
State conference on Social Hy
giene to be held February 5 at
the Portland hotel in Portland.
The program will last all day,
beginning at 9:30 in the morn
ing with Dr. Adolph Weinzirl pre
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Salvage Pickup Slated Today
Speak Ye Not
Vis III Omen
Ed. note: This article was writ
ten by Jules Maitland, yeoman
third class, USNR, who is now
stationed at the local recruiting
office. He is attending classes in
journalism part-time at the Uni
“Well, mates, we're going for
a picnic—so all hands and the
ship's cook get topside and
schoon-rig so we'll be ship-shape
before we weigh anchor. And if
one of you men utter one word of
scuttlebutt, it’ll mean the brig.”
Such might be the words of a
navy commander to his crew be
fore they prepare their ship to
leave home base for enemy wat
eers. The order was given in typi
cal navy slang, which to navy
men would mean that they were
going into battle and that the
crew on ship-board should go to
their appointed stations with
firm confidence and prepare with
ship for sailing. But one word
he said, the word “scuttlebutt,”
was made for a precise reason.
Scuttlebutt aboard ship is dis
couraged because it is seldom
true and its use can only mean
undue worry and pessimism,
which men preparing for battle
should not possess. It is a word
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Tin Cans, Records,Stockings
Earmarked for Wartime Use
Tin cans, old and new records, and silk and nylon stock
ings will be picked up in today's scrap drive, Marge Curtis, co
chairman of the salvage committee, announced this week.
From these items tin, shellac, silk, and nylon are obtained.
The United States has a verv limited suddIv of these nrodncts
Invites UO Dads
When dads receive invitations
from sons and daughters at the
University to the 1943 edition of
Dads' Day, they’ll receive a spec
ially prepared handbill graphic
ally illustrating the major events
and purposes of the February 13
and 14 celebration.
Students are urged to postpone
writing their fathers until Mon
day so they can include the invi
tation handbill. Members of the
Dads' Day committee will appear
at all living organizations during
lunch Monday to explain the pur
pose of the circulars and Urge all
students to send one, if not more,
to their dads.
Jim Thayer, Dads’ Day chair
man, emphasized Thursday that
mothers are also invited to attend
the Dads’ Day weekend this year,
and they will be welcome at the
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Pants Make the Man;
Shortage Grieves Cadets
There will be only about 25 junior cadets in ROTC uni
forms at the military ball Saturday night to strut and salute
with pardonable pride as they meet classmates in tuxes and
other civilian garb.
Roughly 75 per cent of the class will have to appear out of
uniform, that is in a tux or other appropriate dress due to a
war-time shortage of pants.
Latin Art Prints
Special hours will be observed
at the Little Art Gallery Sun
day when it will remain open
from 2 to 6 p.m. to enable the
public to see the exhibit of 75
prints by Latin-American artists.
According to David McCosh,
assistant professor of drawing
and painting, many of the prints
not only have artistic merit, but
express graphically the spirit of
the countries they represent.
The display was assembled by
the American national committee
of engraving and acquired by the
International Business Machines
corporation, which circulates it. It
presents a survey of contempo
rary printmaking in 18 countries
of Central and South America.
February 2 is the last day of
the exhibition. It js open daily
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 m.
McCoch comments, “The tech
niques used and the artistic points
of view expressed cover a wide
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Punts Make the Man
These men have their brown
sox, shoes, shirts, ties, ca.ps, belts
and blouses, all in a color scheme
that will go with any complex
ion. Some even have garters and
suspenders, but no pants. In spite
of tlie reat shape of the coat or
other fine tailoring, when faced
with cold realities, it seems the
pants still make the man.
These officers’ pants, “Pinks”
in army parlance, are no bargain
counter product. They are cut
from the finest fabrics available
for their particular purpose, mak
ing the officer look like one when
in full dress.
Apparently this material is no
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Military Ball No. 2
Ya. have much more fun
'Twixt 12:30 and one.
They'll be no extra dancin'.
No time for romancin’.
There's just one justification
For such an alteration.
When the dance is o’er, perhaps
We’ll have time to get her wraps.
— J. W. S.
which are now vitally needed to
carry on the war.
Make War Items
Planes, tools, and machinery
are made from tin. Shellac is usctl
in bullets for waterproofing. The
new records are needed in army
camps for entertainment. Silk
and nylon are used in parachutes.
The tin cans should be flat
tened and the labels removed.
They should then be placed in a
covered box with the namei of
the living organization on the
outside, because the amount of
scrap material that each organ
ization contributes will be re
corded in the Oregon Daily Emer
Houses should have their scra.}»
on the following corners before
2 this afternoon.
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MAGGIE ROBINSON . . .
. . . “notable for an authentic
voice and appearance.”
Many Russian Songs
Featured in Concert
Several Russian numbers will
be loaned by the University
school of music for the fifth re
corded concert in the browsing
room of the library, Sunday from
4 to 4:15 p.m. They will include
Borodin’s Symphony number 2.
in B minor, Stravinsky’s Firebird
Suite, and Prokoffief's Piano
Concerto number 3.
The program will be arranged
by the library committee, repre
sented by Miss True Morris and
Miss Doris Hack, members of Mn
Phi Epsilon. Assisting at the Jan
uary 31 concert will be Mrs.
Theodore Kratt, of the patroness
group; Mrs. Samuel Haig Jame
son, Mu Phi Epsilon alumnus;
Miss Dorothy Stevens, Univer
sity active group; and Miss Doris
Hack, library committee member.
Request numbers will be played
at the end of the program for
those who care to remain.