Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 24, 1946, Image 1

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\ OLUME XLV11 Number 1101
Her Highness Pat I to Rule 'State Fair*
Coronation Set for Picnic;
Four Princesses Chosen
Royal Court Plans First Appearance On Float t
During Parade from Downtown to University
’Dear Brutus’
Scheduled for
May Production
First University theater pro
duction of the spring season is
to be the late James M. Barrie’s
“Dear Brutus,” which will open
-May 3. Ottilie T. Seybolt, as
sociate professor of speech and
dramatic arts will direct the play
which has been a favorite among
college and community players for
First introduced to the United
States in 1922 when Helen Hays
and William Gilette played in
Barrie’s beloved play, “Dear
Brutus” proved to be Miss Hays’
first big success and literally
launched the new star. Her part
of Margaret, the “might-have
been” little girl, will be played by
Shirley Peters in the University
play, \yilliam Gilette’s role will be
performed by Clifton James.
Re-take Wish
The play itself is a realistic fan
tasy drawing from make-believe
and developing the age-old theme
ogitthe human desire to do some
thing over again. “The fault, dear
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Ag Films Scheduled
“The Plow That Broke the
Plains,” a dramatic exposition
of the social and economic his
tory of the Great Plains; “The
River,” a panoramic story of
the Mississippi River Basin;
and “Farming,” a March of
Time edition, will be offered
tonight in 207 Chapman hall
from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
These free films are under
the auspices of the education
al activities board, and offered
weekly to students, faculty
members, and townspeople.
huh■mmiii MillBill
—photo by Don Jones
A full house of beauties was dealt into the hand of the "State Fair” committee with the
selection of the carnival queen and her court last week. Smiling graciously in their first group
picture are Princess Dorothy Dixon, Princess Marilyn Rakow, Her Majesty Pat Metcalf, ruler
of the 1946 spring term jamboree, Princess Doris Spearow, and Princess June Johnson.
Hail Queen Patricia I!
The veil of secrecy has at
last been lifted and the mem
bers of the royal court for the
56th annual Junior Weekend
celebartion announced:' Patricia
Metcalf, Alpha Chi Omega, will
rule as queen over the "State Fan’’
festivities planned for May 10 end
The four members of Queen
Patricia s court will be June John
son, Chi Omega; Marilyn Raekow,
Delta Delta Delta; Mary Dixcn,
Delta Gamma; and Doris Spearow"
Hendricks hall. The queen and her
court will be crowned at the all
campus picnic at 5:30 p.m. May 11.
Eight Finalists
Queen Metcalf and her four prin
cesses were elected from a group
of eight finalists by an all-campus
vote held Friday at the Co-op. The
other finalists were Gay Edwards,
Kappa Alpha Theta; Barbara Pear
son, Kappa Kappa Gamma: and
Selby Frame, Pi Beta Phi. Ballets
were counted by members of Phi
Theta, junior women's honorary.
The royal court will make the ir
first official appearance in the
float parade scheduled May 11.
Members of Druids, junior men’s
honorary, will construct the
queen's float. At 4 p.m. the parade
will proceed south on Willamette
street, turn on Eleventh avenue,
north again on Alder street, and
conclude at the entrance to the eld'
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YWCA Secretary
To Attend Meeting
Leaving Thursday for Portland
to attend a meeting of all YWCA,
staff in western Oregon will be
Lois Greenwood, executive secre
tary of the University YWCA and
Mrs. Helene Hoffman of the Eu
gene Community YWCA. They will
meet Dr. Kathlyn MacArthur, who
will be visiting the campus neat
week and addressing various cam
pus organizations.
Newsboy Success Story...
Odeon to Feature Jan Kok
UO’s New Music-Maker
Holland-born Jan Kok, who won firs’t prize in the National
Composers Congress contest in 1944 for his “Choral Suite”
composition, will be featured on the Odeon program Sunday
at 8 p.m. in the music school auditorium.
Kok left his homeland in 1938, following his graduation from
high school, and came to the United States with a friend who
bad been, here beiore. uunng tne
time of his one-year visitor’s per
mit, Jan sold papers and washed
dishes in Los Angeles to pick up
American slang; he was then 18
years old. War broke in Europe
just as his permit became void,
so he remained in Los Angeles and
soon became an American citizen,
after getting his immigration
papers in Mexico.
Rains in Cal., Too
Jan completed six months of a
civil engineering course at Los An
geles City college, but then his
parents arrived from Holland and
fftey all moved to Seattle. "My
folks didn’t like the»dry California
climate at all,” he said, "and, after
checking with the chamber of com
merce throughout the country we
decided that the Northwest would
have the most desirable weather.”
Visiting Californians will be ap
palled to learn that it rains more
in Holland than it does in Oregon,
according to Jan.
Ah, La, La
The University of Washington
claimed Jan for four years, where
he majored in general studies,
mainly psychology, mathematics,
and music. It was while he was at
Washington that Jan wrote the
“Choral Suite,” which later netted
him first prize in the first con
test sponsored by the National
Composers Congress. The suite was
written for a small chorus and
piano, and introduced a new idea
in choral work by having no words.
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Harris Ellsworth
Slates Speech Here
“How I Put In My Time As A
Congressman’’ will be the title of
the speech to be given by Harris
Ellsworth when the representative
from this district appears before
the ASUO assembly in McArthur
court at 11 Thursday.
This talk will replace the all
student talent assembly originally
scheduled for Thursday. The stu
dent show has been postponed un
til May.
Ellsworth is a graduate of the
University in the class of ’22. While
on the campus, he was a member
of Kappa Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi,
Sigma Upsilon, and Phi Mu Alpha.
He was editor and one of the
founders of Lemon Punch, then an
independent humorous publication
and now a part of Oregana.
The congressman has served as
publisher of the Roseburg News
Review. He was president of the
United States Editorial association
in 1928 and 1929, and is past pres
ident of the Oregon Newspaper
Publishers association.
Ellsworth is in Astoria today
dedicating a monument to the late
James Mott, representative from
Lovly to Look at..
Gay Pat Metcalf Elevated
To 'State Fair* Royalty
“It’s pretty wonderful!” exclaimed petite Patricia Metcalf
upon being asked how it feels to be the ruler of the 1946 Junior
Weekend “State Fair” festivities.
Queen Pat first heard the news of her election when Marilyn
Sage, Junior Weekend co-chairman, phoned the Alpha Chi
Omega house late Friday night. “I thought it was about com
miLiee pians, I'm saia, ana couia
n’t believe it when Marilyn said
I was queen." Needless to say, her
1 sorority sisters were thrilled and
happy when Pat called out from
the phone booth, “Hey, kids, guess
* Engaged, Lovely . . .
| The past two weekends have
been full of good things for dark
haired, brown-eyed Patricia as the
previous Saturday she .received a
diamond engagement ring from
Lowell Chase, Theta Chi liberal arts
sophomore. They plan to be mar
ried after Pat’s graduation next
year. “I’m going to be a lone wolf
on the campus, next fall,” Pat said,
“for Lowell is transferring to Ore
gon State.” The Monday after Pat
received her ring, the Alpha Chi n
found Lowell, securely wrapped and
crated, in their front yard.
Asked what Lowell thought of
her being elected queen, Pat re
plied, "He didn’t say much ... he
showed his happiness in other
ways." The resulting laughter from
her sorority sisters after this re
mark brought a blush to the pret ty
queen's cheeks.
Corvallis Beauty
Pat was born in Corvallis and
attended high school there. She
came to the University so that she
could major in music as she is very
interested in piano and has been
playing since she was four years
old. "My mother taught me until
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