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    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
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
Colors for the settings are on
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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
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
Delta Upsilon: Billy Peckover,
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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
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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.
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
There is no admission and both
University and townspeople are in
vited, Co-chairman McGill empha
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,
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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
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
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
“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
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.,
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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
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.