Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 20, 1944, Page 4, Image 4

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Male Lead in 'Dark Victory’
Started Career in Sixth Grade
“I was born in Yokahama, Japan, and I arrived in the
United States an old man of a year and a half, so I do not re
member my years in the Orient very well.”
Frank H. Krasnowsky, alias Doctor Steele in University
theater’s “Dark Victory” opening January 22, at Guild hall, re
laxed upon the drama studio couch and resigned himself to the
inevitable torture ot the interview.
Krasnowsky came to Eugene
about four months ago to help
out in the army program as an
instructor in physics. Continuing
chronologically with his life story,
he related that he has lived in Los
Angeles since he was five, his first
dramatic experience being in the
sixth grade when he wrote, di
rected, and acted in an aspiring
drama entitled “Stuttering Jim
my” for graduation. “I think I
also lead the flag salute,” he added
modestly.
In junior high school, he devot
ed himself to science, going in for
drama again when he won the
high school drama contest as Shy
lock in “The Merchant of Venice.”
Asa high school senior he became
Woolsey in “When Knighthood
Was in Flower” and took the lead
in “Smiling Through.’’ “After
which I became an old man for
years.’’
Bearing out this statement, his
fii st four productions at the Uni
versity of California were Dr.
Curtis in “Thunder Rock”; the
executioner in the “Beggar’s
Opera”; the undertaker in “Our
Town” and the murderous Antonio
in “The Tempest.” In “Beautiful
People” he played the lead role,
and returned from the depths of
the aged.
'I've worked at Warner Broth
ers, Metro, Goldwyn and Mayer,
and Monagram studios—on the
labor gang such was my first
professional drama experience,"
lie continued gravely. It also
seems that at this time, name
signs from th stars’ dressing room
doors began to disappear, one of
which was Bette Davis' from the
Warner Brothers lot. “Naturally
not,” answered Krasnowsky spir
itedly to the obvious question.
Commenting on the University
Krasnowsky said, “I like the pa
ternal quality and interest the
University of Oregon takes in her
students." Of the Very Little
Theater of Eugene, Krasnowsky
stated that he though it very
unique. He expressed the opinion
that the legitimate theater would
be saved by just such community
theaters and college dramatics.
Stating that he had never seen
“Dark Victory” or read the play
before it was brought to his at
tention by Director Robinson,
Krasnowsky added that Dr. Steele
is the first straight part he has
over done. “I admit that competi
tion for the part was very stiff.”
Girls’ Basketball Tilts
Begin Thursday
Women’s basketball will start
rolling January 20, at 5 o'clock
in Gerlinger gym. The house teams
are anxious to begin competition
and many houses, including the
Gamma Phis, Hillcrest, Highland
and Alpha Gammas have had their
entry blanks in for over a week.
For those women interested in
officiating for basketball, a class
will be held every Friday at 4:15
o’clock. Miss Dorothea Moore and
Miss Mary Alderson will be the
facidty advisors for this class.
Oregon If'Emerald
Day Staff
Jane Corkran, day mgr.
Margaret Ball
Lillian Headman
Betty Emery
City Desk Staff
Marjorie Craven
Anna Young, co-editors
Night Staff
Maryan Howard, editor
Mary Jo Geiser
Odeon Show
(Continued from page one)
nounced appointees from the
music, art, and home economics
departments.
All students, whether civilian
or soldier, who have material to
submit may turn it in to the of
fice of the faculty judge of the
department in which they are in
terested. Any students desiring
to serve on committees are asked
to contact Norris Yates or W. A.
Dahlberg, facility chairman of the
event.
Lt. Treadgold
(Continued from page one)
member of Phi Beta Kappa and
Sigma Delta Pi. He made “Who’s
Who in American Universities” in
41-12, 42-43, and was a graduate
assistant in the history depart
ment his last term at the Univers
ity.
Bragging a bit on the Oregon
boys at Fort Bonning, Treadgold
stated that the Oregon ROTC boys
there had a much higher percent
age than the other schools from
all over the country.
“Most of the Oregon ROTC boys
are being sent to Georgia, Missis
SPECIAL DAD'S DAY STAND
AFTER THE GAME
t jr "DARK
VICTORY”
Presented by the
UNIVERSITY THEATER
l nder the Direction of Horace Robinson
Saturday, 9:30 P. M.
All Seats Reserved
Admission 55c (inc. tax) Phone 3300—Ext. 216
UNIVERSITY THEATER
Johnson Hall
Hour Course Added
To ASTU Program
Effective next week, by order
of the war department, a one
nour course in orientation will
be given to all ASTU trainees
on the campus. This course
which will be in addition to
other regular classes and study
hours, will be under the direc
tion of Captain Derrill Ronnow,
it was announced by the com
mandant, Major W. S. Averill
last night.
Dad's Hosts Urged
To Make Reservations
All students whose fathers or
mothers are coming to the campus
for Dad’s day Saturday should be
sure to notify the dean of men’s
office and make reservations for
the luncheon at the Eugene hotel
Saturday. Hotel reservations
should be made before parents ar
rive to avoid disappointment. Any
student who is unable to find a
hotel room for his father should
contact Mrs. Alice Macduff, assist
ant dean of women.
fippi, Texas, and California,”
Treadgold stated, adding that
there are only three Oregon men
left at Fort Benning, the others
having graduated. Treadgold him
self will go to California when hs
leave is over.
Loyally plugging the Emerald,
Treadgold climaxed the interview
by adding that the Oregon boys
always share copies of the Em
erald which are sent to them at
the Fort, and are always glad to
get news from home.
Topics Listed in
Speech Contest
Five main topics will guide
discussion in the National Dis
cussion contest to be held on the
campus February 14. The head
ings to be considered arc: The
historical basis of inter-American
cooperation; present treaty basis
of Pan-Americanism; lessons from
economic and military coopera
tion during the war; plans now
being made for permanent co
operation between the American
Republics and hemisphere cooper
ation and world organization.
Round table discussion will be
followed by an extemporaneous
speaking contest, where the con
testants draw a topic and have a
stipulated amount of time to pre
pare their speeches.
John Craig, Jane Hooker, Nina
Sue Ferniman, Helen Schow,
Varney Baker, Kay Hill and Ruth
Blum have signed with Robert
D. Clark, asssitant professor of
speech and dramatic arts, to enter
the contest.
Winners of the local contest are
eligible for the regional competi
tion at Stanford university, and
the winner there will receive a
trip to Mexico City with all ex
penses paid.
'Cellist Thrills
(Continued from page one)
“I love the ’cello. To me it has
richer, lovelier tones than any
other stringed instrument.”
Ralph Berkowitz provided an
excellent accompaniment for the
’cellist.
To Really
make a hit . .
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CALENDAR
Students invited to weekly Pot
Luck Dinner at Westminster
house this evening at 5:50, bring
some article of food and join in
the fun.
The Vesper choir will rehearse
Thursday at 7 p. m., in Gerlinger
for the memorial service.
A YWCA tea will be held this
afternoon at 4 in the YW bunga
low. All students and faculty
members are invited.
Mrs. Harth Wilson of Gamma
Phi Beta and Mrs. A. S. Raj^ of
the Alpha Omicron Pi house will
pour, and hostess in charge will
be Mrs. Elizabeth DeCou of the
-Y”.
During tea time the member
ship committee and sophomore
commission will meet.
EUGENE
HOTEL
Presents
ART HOLMAN
AND HIS
ORCHESTRA
in the
Persian Room
Dancing 9 ’til 12
Every Sat. Nile
STARTS TODAY!!
"NORTHERN
PURSUIT"
ERROL FLYNN and
JULIE BISHOP
HELMUT DANTINE
DOUBLE ACTION!
"SO PROUDLY
WE HAIL" ^
Claudette Colbert
Paulette Goddard
Veronica Lake
"CALABOOSE"
JIMMY RODGERS and
NOAH BE/^RY, jr.
FIRST RUN TODAY!
Johnny Mack Brown
"OUTLAWS ON
STAMPEDE PASS"
Plus *
ALLEN JONES and
EVELYN ANKERS
"You're a Lucky
Fellow Mr. Smith"
ACTION! THRILLS!
Don’t Miss It!
HUMPHREY BOGAl^r
in
"SAHARA"
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