Volume xlyii Number 112 Student Creative Art Show Set Sunday 'Brutus’ Setting Ready for Play Mr. Ramey Describes Production Background While rehearsals for “Dear Bru tus,” University Theater produc tion opening May 3, are in full swing, a little house over on Onyx’ street is the scene of much activi ty. It is here that Howard Ramey, technical director in charge of de signing and constructing the set ting, makes his blueprints come to life. Mr. Ramey described the set ting of Act I as semi-realistic, with suggested walls and drapery back ground. According to the designer, this idea was followed out very successfully in the New York pro duction of “Golden Boy.” Predom inate feature of the scene will be a large French window effect, sug gestive of an English country home. Act II is set against a back ground of a forest and here again the semi-realistic idea is used with tree trunk masses and heavy green draperies as a backing. All of this helps to capture the en chanted spirit of James M. Barrie’s .realistic fantasy. Furnishings are not of any spe cific period, but rather the ac cumulation of a man’s lifetime and have a familiar and comfortable appearance. Colors for the settings are on (Please Turn to Page Eight) Houses Pledge Fifty-one Men Fraternities Sign Up 81 During Spring Term Fifty-one men have been pledged by fraternities at Oregon since April 6, when the Emerald report ed that 30 men had been signed since the beginning of spring term. total now stands at 81, with Sigma Nu and Sigma Chi taking the lead in the second compilation by pledging seven men each. A re cent resolution by the student af fairs committee specifies that ijien’s houses may pledge up to 120 per cent of their rated capa city. The new pledges are: Sigma Nu: Lester Bult, Ted Me land, Herbert Luck, Paul Williams, Donald Shaffer, Robert Wardwell, and Eugene Mallicoat. Sigma Chi: Norman Lamb, Don ald Edwards, Karl Glos, Richard Lehl, John Jones, Robert Dodd, and James Curley. Theta Chi: Walter Gelinsky, Wil liam Anderson, Tommy Wright, Gene Hebrard, Roger Mockford, and William Green. Sigma Alpha Mu: Harold Phi lan, Paul Georges, Kenneth Gurian, Irving Benveniste, Saal Lesser, and Erick Gorgias. Delta Tau Delta: Herbert Leon nig, Ernest Schauer, Edward San T^rd, William Privett, and Dayton Reinke. Delta Upsilon: Billy Peckover, (Please turn to page eight) ART FOR ODEON Bob McGill and Pat Smith, co-chairmen of Odeon, annual student-produced exhibition of original student art, writing, music, and dance, criticize one of the paintings to be shown. Odeon takes place Sunday, April 28. Gala Weekend for Moms Promised by lean Watson Plans are now underway to make Mothers Weekend as enjoyable for mothers as Junior Weekend is for students, ac cording to Jean Watson, Mothers Weekend chairman. She further declared that every endeavor is being made to find as many accommodations as possible for visiting mothers. “We are encouraging all students to ask their mothers down tor this combination Mothers Weekend and Junior Weekend which is planned to coincide with the national Mother’s Day, May 12. We are definitely integrating the many events of Mothers Weekend with Junior Weekend, enabling mothers to take part in as many student activities as possible. Our efforts are directed toward avoiding any overlapping of events that would complicate the schedule particularly designed for both students and mothers. “In organizing Mothers Week end, the committees are attempt ing to make up for the fact that we were unable to hold such an event last year,” said Miss W'atson. Letters to Mom Mimeographed letters have been (Please Turn to Page Eight) Phi Theta Petition Deadline Extended Phi Theta Upsilon, junior wo men’s honorary, is still calling for activity lists from all eligible sophomore women. The deadline for all activity lists is Tuesday, April 30. The cumulative GPA, as well as last term’s GPA should accompany all lists. All sophomore women who will be returning to school as juniors next fall are eligible, and selec tion will be based on service to* the University, scholarship, service to the students, and cooperation. Previous membership in service honoraries will not influence the selection of future members. Music, Writing, Art, Dance Programs To Be Presented at UO’s Annual Exhibit Odeon, annual student creative art show, will again take its year ly bow at Oregon Sunday when students display original talent. This presentation of student cre ative talent is appearing before the students and townspeople for the fourth year, and its opening cur tain will show what Oregon stu dents can produce in the fields of music, poetry, prose, dance, paint ing, sculpture, architecture, and other fine arts. Co-Chairmen Odeon has been under the co chairmanship of Bob McGill and Pat Smith. McGill is also editor of the Odeon magazine, first pub lication of its kind on the campus. This year will mark the first publication of the magazine, which will contain original student prose and poetry. Associate editors to McGill are Valerie Overland, Phyl Perkins, and Marguerite Wittwer. Cover artists are Beverly Slaney and Patricia Silver and faculty ad visers, Robert C. Hall and Maude I. Kerns. Gerlinger, Sun Porch The art exhibit and tea will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Gerlinger sun porch, and the music and stage performance will be pre sented at 8 p.m. in the music school auditorium. There is no admission and both University and townspeople are in vited, Co-chairman McGill empha sized. Lewis Vogler, as master of cere monies, will open the program with musical harmonizations and cho: al setting of American folk music. The first of this group will be "The Crucifixion," a Negro spirit ual, arranged by Rollin Calkin. Quartet for this piece will be Janet Whitfield, soprano; Virginia Burt, (Please turn to l<at]c seven) Imitatin’ Law Men Plan Gala Affair At an all-afternoon law school student body meeting held Wed nesday under chairmanship of President John Hathaway, 6D law students pledged themselves to a gala pre-war type of law school Junior Weekend to be held May 4 and 5. The law school's own Junior Weekend has been a tradition with the barristers. The program will include: 1. Crowning of the law school junior weekend queen. 2. Law school junior weekend parade. 3. Rivalry softball game with BA students, provided they accept a challenge issued to them by the law boys and girls. 4. An alleged dance which is more broad ly termed a social function. The law students announced the return of their traditional Junior Weekend parade will also celebrate victory over Japan. The December 8, 1941, Emerald carried a banner headline in which the Law School student body declared war up n Japan. Jet Aircraft Will Bring World-Famous Scholars The Honorable Charles S. Politz, who was recently contacted by the student committee for faculty en lightenment, is scheduled to arrive in Eugene by jet propelled air craft Sunday evening. Mr. Politz, in answer to the com mittee’s urgent request, has pre pared an address for the enlight enment of the faculty. This add Congressmen Just People, Member Tells Students at ASUO Assembly, Thursday By Laura Olson Presenting a general picture of what congress is, and what part he, as a member of the House of Representatives, plays in it, Harris Ellsworth, Oregon statesman, spoke' at yesterday's ASUO as sembly. He stressed that “con gressmen are just people from all types of professions’’ and that the 435 members of the House repre sent a croes-section of American life. Ellsworth believes that there is no job so demanding of a man as that of senator or representative. “We never get everything done, because this is an impossible ac complishment,” he declared. Resembles Newspaper Office “It's a good deal like work in a newspaper office—people busy all the time,” he said. Ellsworth was publisher of the Roseburg News-Review before entering con gress. “Washington, D. C., is not a ‘mad house',’’ he declared. “I have found that it is not a bad place to live, and I believe that it is the most beautiful city in the world,” he added. “The House of Representatives is not in it’s dotage,” he empha sized. “There are more than 40 members who are under 40.” Ac cording to Representative Ells worth, the representatives are not a group of men and women who are politicians in the unpleasant form of the word. “They are there to see that the government is run correctly,” he said. “Not every member of congress is constantly in fear of being de feated,” Ellsworth continued, “and the members of the house con duct themselves in the manner best for the house,” the congressman said. Congressmen’s Day A regular day in Representative Ellsworth’s life was presented as follows: Arriving at his office at 0 a.m., he starts to work on the problems which concern congress and the people back home. Ap proximately four times each week he meets with his fellow members of the Naval Affair’s committee at 10 a.m. At noon he may be found at the House of Representa tives waiting for the daily session to begin. ‘‘There is no set time limit of the length of sessions,” Ellsworth pointed out. Sometimes they may last until 10 p.m. If they are adjourned by 5:30 p.m., (Please 1 urn to Page Eight) ress, ‘‘Sex, Ladies and Gentlemen, Must Out!” will be presented by Mr. Politz' assistant, Dr. Carroll C. Calkins. At the time of the lecture Dr. Calkins will appear in his scholastic robes. Unfortunately, the lecture will not be illustrated since thestereop tican slides were lost in transit. Mr. Politz and Dr. Calkins will be received at the Eugene airport by a group of faculty members in cluding Dean K. W. Onthank, Dean V. D. Earl, Gokla P. Wickham, dean of women, H. C. Franchere, assistant professor of English, and Mable A. Wood, home econonii s department head. During his sojourn in Eugene, Mr. Politz will hold forth in the. Mirror room of the Eugene hotel. It was necessary to reserve the. Mirror room because of his exten sive taveling research library. Mr. Politz, librarian emeritus of the Krafft-Ebbing room at the University of Vienna, is at present holding down a chair in one of the nation’s institutions of higher learning. He has held chairs in three uni versities on the continent and re ceived four honorary degrees. ‘‘It is indeed fortunate that the University faculty is about to be given this opportunity for enlight enment by such an outstanding dignitary as The Honorable Charles S. Politz,” the committee chair man said.