Oregon VOLUME XLVI NUMBER 106 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE. FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1945 Gene Conklin to Resign Position As Student Union Chairman; Plans for Building Have Begun Gene Conklin, chairman of the student union committee, an nounced his intention of resigning his position, which he has held since winter term of last year, at Thursday’s assembly at McArthur court. “I have enjoyed very much working with the student union committees during the last year,” said Conklin. “We have let ^ TO LEAVE POST Gene Conklin, Student Union com mittee chairman, announced his plans to resign at the assembly Thursday. Interdorm Formal Tonight Features Arabesque Theme Tonight at 9 o’clock the annual dormitory dance will he held in the “Arabian Room” of John Straub hall for all the dorm stu dents and their guests. This ex travaganza was postponed from Tfe.st Saturday due to the death of President Roosevelt. The “Arabesque Ball” will fea ture the music of Art Holman and Today at 4 in the Side, cam pus houseboys will give a short informative preview of “their five favorite dishes” and a little “something” about their But ler’s ball. his orchestra. The dance is formal, but corsages are not allowed. Stu dents who live in dorms may ask anyone they wish for guests, in cluding Greeks, servicemen, and frtfcnds living off the campus. Chairman A1 Land promises a good time with plenty of unusual surprises in store for everyone. Patrons and patronesses are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shumaker, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Jermain, and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Fennell. New Service Stripes The new service stripes on the blouse of Staff Sergeant D. K. McEachern, D.E.M.L., show that he has completed his first three year enlistment in the army as of April 15. Sergeant McEachern en ter:*' the army from Washington university, St. Louis, Mo., and has been at U. of O. since February, 1943. the right people know that the stu dents sincerely want and need a student union building. I am glad to think that I might have had some part in bettering the Univer sity. “Tomorrow I am going to resign as chairman of the student union committee in order that I might do justice to my studies in the law school,’’ he concluded. In his speech, which covered the history and the future of the stu dent union project, he explained that the student union program has been in existence since 1923, when it was proposed by John Mc (Please turn to page four) Pageant Planned By Amphibians For Jr. weekend Preparing to splash their way into the University limelight with their Junior Weekend water pag eant, the Amphibians recently ap pointed committees for this event. Chosen chairman was Doris Trask, while Beverly Bennett was selected assistant chairman. The other committees chosen are: program committee — June Rogers, chairman; Sylvia Sachter, Marilyn May, Charlotte Wicke, and Peggy Finnell; properties—Wanda Lu Payne, chairman, Robbieburr Warrens, Dorothy Currier, Betty Lu Cramer; decorations — Betty Crabb, chairman, Ruth Shipler, Ada Anderson, Marilyn Sage, Mary Anne Hansen,- Suzanne Sadler, Jeanne Simmonds, Betty HindSj Peggy Ziggler; music — Nancy Hecker, chairman, Shirley Mult haulf; costumes—Mary Lu Welsh, (Please turn to page four) Today's World THE SOVIET HIGH com mand announced for the first time that its armies are storm ing Berlin’s approaches on a 150-mile front and are said to be in some places within 9 miles of the German capital. AMERICAN GROUND FORCES reached the northern tip of Okinawa island placing them 325 miles from Japan, while other forces on Mindanao swept 35 miles up the island coast line in the second invasion of that major Philippine island. CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE buried the hat chet with a pledge of mutual co operation expected to bring the most harmonious relations since the early days of the first Roose velt administration. THE UNITED STATES re jected Russia’s second request for admission of the Polish provis ional government of Warsaw to the San Francisco world security conference. cMeaSiA at a tyaxf Jli+te “This weather reminds me of summer, it’s so nice,” remarked a woman to a man standing be hind her in a downtown cigar ette line Thursday afternoon. “You know,” she continued, “I didn't smoke very much until last month. I hate to stand in line during the rain. But now it’s so nice, I don’t mind at all. I guess I’ll start smoking again.” ODEON Karl W. Onthank, dean of per sonnel administration, says: Odeon is a fine and unique Oregon tradition, displaying the best of student talent. UO Houseboys Name Five Favorite Dishes ^ By JACK CRAIG In what will probably go on record as one of the quickest and most efficient contest judgings in Oregon’s "girl” contest history, campus houseboys selected five of the University’s most comely women as finalists in their “favorite dish” contest for the Butler’s ball. The decision was made in 30 minutes. The best judgment of campus houseboys chose Marylin Moore, Alpha Phi; Erna Gawehn, Pi Beta Phi; Catherine Rob bins, Alpha Delta Pi; Norma Davidson, Alpha Chi Omega, and Betty Ditto, Sigma Kappa, as the five finalists. One of these girls has already been selected as their favorite “favorite dish,” but her name will not be revealed until Saturday night at the ball when eyes of the entire campus will feast upon Oregon’s newest queen. Adding to the grandeur and ex citement of the Butler’s ball will be the music of the Klamath Falls marine band, an organization which boasts of side men from such name bands as Dick Jurgens, COMMITTEE MEMBERS who are presenting the third annual student art show, Odeon, next Monday, April 23, are (left to right): Claudine Biggs, writing; Betty Jane Bennett, music; Peggy Overland, chair man; Pearl Peterson, modern dance; and La Verne Erickson, art. Odeon will be held in the auditorium of the music building at 8 p.m. Odeon Program to Include Original Play by Students For the first time since 1943, the student creative art show, Odeon, is including on its program to be presented next Mon day, April 23, in the auditorium of the music building, a one act play written and produced by undergraduate students of the University. Although the idea was dropped last year due to manpower difficulties and lack of material, plans have been made to stage an original play along with the remainder of stu dent work for this year’s Odcon, Peggy Overland, chairman, said. Selection has been made from several plays contributed in re sponse to a plea for material from Miss Overland, and casting is now in progress. The play chosen was “Station in Transit” by Bob Mc Gill, junior in liberal arts, and re cent winner of first prize in the 1945 Marshall-Case-Haycox short story contest. Mary Krenk, prominent member of the Eugene Very Little theater and director of the recent VLT smash hit, Kiss and Tell, read the contributions and decided upon Mr. McGill’s play as the most suitable for staging and production at Odeon. A fantasy in one act, requiring nine characters and modernistic presentation, it promises to receive the approval accorded the 1943 play, “Family Portraits,” by Vir ginia Lippman. Following some what in the footsteps of two form er Guild theater plays, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” and “Heaven Can Wait,” both of which deal with bizarre concepts of mankind’s rela tions to the world about him and to the other world, “Station in Transit” is concerned with the role played by God as judge over hu manity's souls. The treatment is highly realistic with the setting placed in the office of a coordin ator. Students cast for the play which went into its first rehearsal on Thursday, April 18, are: Eddie Ly ons, Shubert Fendrick, Valerie Ov erland, Dedo Misley, Lawrence Campbell, B. J. Miller, Evelyn Woodworth, Ray Beeson, and Dar rell Boone. Rehearsal has been scheduled for today at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of Villard, accord ing to Mary Krenk, director. Tickets for Odeon may be ob tained at the Co-op store today from 10 to 11 and 1 to 3 p.m. The show will begin at 8 p.m., Monday, April 23, in the auditorium of the music building and the art exhibit will follow on the third floor of Gerlinger. Phi Theta Asks For Activity Lists Phi Theta Upsilon, junior wom en’s service honorary, requests that all aetivity-minded third term sophomore girls turn in activity lists to Signe Eklund at the Delta Delta Delta house not later than 4 p.m. Monday, April 23. These are not petitions for mem bership, but lists of activities in which the student has participated and should inculde the student’s cumulative GPA and last term'3 grade, which must have been at least a two-point. Les Brown, Johnny Nichols, and numerous other leading- national bands. The band is composed of IT musically tranied marines who have been together since March, 1942. The original band was or ganized at Camp Elliot, Calif., and after a month was sent to Samoa, thence to New Zealand, and finally to Guadalcanal. Played for Admirals During their south Pacific so journ, the band played for Ad mirals King and Nimitz, and was scheduled to appear before Mrs. Roosevelt until she cancelled the visit to their camp. “One fellow we enjoyed playing for because he is a real marine was Col. James Roosevelt, the late president’s son,” said ' Zamzow (then leader of the band). “Anoth er was Carlson, of Carlson’s Raid ers.” The band plays hot martial mu (Please turn to page tour) Scholarship For Juniors Honors Dean A fund for the Hazel P. Schwer ing Memorial scholarship for out standing junior women has been established by students and friends of the late dean of women, accord ing to Kathryn Dunn, past heads of houses president and member of the scholarship committee. The $300 scholarship will be awarded during Junior Weekend to the junior women most represen tative of standards set by Mrs. Schwering. “The recipient of the award shall be a girl Hazel Schwering would have been proud of,’’ said Mrs. Perrie Dolph, state president of the University Moth ers and promulgator of the schol arship. The requirements, as formed by committee representatives this week, are: the applicant must be a junior woman, reaching senior status by next fall term; her rec ord must show scholastic ability, an interest in campus activities, high moral standards, and must in dicate a definite need for financial aid. Applications Due Applications must be submitted to the dean of women’s office by Wednesday, April 25, and should include the cumulative GPA, activ ities, economic status, and char acter references. Applicants will be interviewed by the committee Monday, April 30. The initial fund has been col lected by the heads of houses or ganization. Further contributions may be sent to Miss Dunn at the Chi Omega house. Members of the committee in clude Mrs. Dolph, permanent chair man; Dr. Eurt Brown Barker, vice president of the University; Mrs. Golda Wickham, acting dean of women; Mrs. Gordon Stapleton of Roseburg; Janet Douglas, secre tary of heads of houses; Frances Anderson, treasurer of heads of houses; Mary Riley, outgoing AWS president; Marty Beard Bienvenui, president of Mortar Board; Signe Eklund, president of Phi Theta Upsilon; Martha Thorsland, presi dent of Kwama; and Miss Dunn.