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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 31, 1946)
Metropolitan’s Patrice Munsel Singing
In McArthur Court June 14 at 8:15 p.m.
Patrice Munsel, brilliant
young coloratura sporano will
appear at McArthur court June
14—the eighth and final of the
guest artist series which is
sponsored by the Eugene Civic
Music association. The program
will begin at 8:15. Known familiar
ly by her fans as “Princess Pat,”
Miss Munsel made her debut with
the Metropolitan Opera company
at the age of 17.
A native of Spokane, Washing
ton, she is well-known to North
west music lovers. This is her
fourth tour of the nation’s concert
halls. In December, 1943, 17-year
old Patrice made her debut at
America’s first lyric theatre in the
role of Philine in “Mignon.” She
received an ovation from the audi
ence which lasted eight minutes.
Now 20, she is still the “Baby of
While visiting some 40-odd cities
during the course of her present
coast-to-coast tour, Miss Munsel’s
voice was described by Claudia
Cassidy of the Chicago Tribune as
“rarely beautiful, rich and full and
warm and the true lustre of colora
She has been chosen as one of
the six best-dressed women today.
The judges noted that Miss Mun
sel gets -away from the frou-frou
of her opera costumes with simple
classic clothes, and that she light
ens her navy and brown tailored
clothes with bright accessories.
‘Family Hour’ Star
The young opera star, whose
brilliant career embraces opera,
concert, and the post of permanent
prima donna of the weekly Sun
day afternoon "Family Hour”
broadcast, was signed to a $120,000
contract before she had made a
single public appearance.
Her mother, Mrs. Audley J. Mun
sel, accompanies her on tours and
takes care of the details. Miss
Munsel also has a mascot, a pink
plush horse named Caruso Shos
Her parents smiled indulgently
when Patrice's teachers said her
voice was unusual. But when she
was 14 and friends insisted, they
took her to the University of Idaho
to sing for conductor Vladimir
Bakaleinikoff. His verdict—“the
most beautiful voice I have ever
heard in one so young."
Miss Munsel's program the night
of June 14 will include:
Allelujah, from “Exultate".
.George Frederic Handel
Aria: Ah! lo so, from "The Magic
.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Wren . Julius Benedict
Le Printemps .Henri Fevrier
Petite Poupe (Dancing Doll).
Chanson de Marie Antoinette.
. Myron Jacobson
Carnaval. Felix Fourdrain
Aria: Mad Scene, from "Lucia di
Prelude in E minor .
. Felix Mendelssohn
Etude in A flat, Opus 25 .
Etude de Concert .
. Cecile Chaminade
The Nightingale and the Rose ..
The Gypsy and the Bird .
. Julius Benedict
Aria: Ah, fors e lui, from "La
Traviata” . Giuseppe Verdi
Members of the ASUO and the
ECMA will be admitted to the
concert free of charge by showing
their membership cards.
3 to 5 p.ni.—Benefit tea at the Browsing room.
(S :30 a.m.—Breakfast of the state association of University
of Oregon women at the Osborne hotel.
10:30—Meeting of the Oregon Alumni association at Guild
12 noon—Senior luncheon at John Straub hall.
4 p.m.—Reception for President and Mrs. Harry K. New
burn at Alumni hall.
6—Class reunion dinners.
8—Failing-Beekman orations at the music auditorium.
11 a.m.—Baccalaureate services in McArthur court.
3 to 5 p.m.—Open house in campus buildings.
6:30—Flower and fern procession for senior women by the
statue of the Pioneer Mother.
8—Commencement exercises and installation of President
Newburn at .McArthur court.
Seniors Reveal Job Plans
After Tassel-Tossing Rites
By Laura Olson and
More than 500 seniors will re
ceive their diplomas June 16 in
McArthur court. Their plans for
the future delve into every field
of work: photography, foreign
trade, personnel work, and mar
riage. Seniors queried as to what
their specific plans were came up
with varied answers.
Phyllis Evans, liberal arts, is
going to work June 18 as a field
secretary for the Portland council
of the Camp Fire girls. During the
summer, she will attend Mills
college. (Phyl is engaged to Jerry
Wolfsehr who is attending the Uni
versity of Oregon dental school in
Mary Telles, journalism major,
plans work in a commercial photo
i grapliy shop in Portland, and after
wards enter the field of news
photography. Her summer work in
cludes society editor and police re
porter on the Hayward Journal,
j Janet Douglas, sociology major,
I recently received an graduate as
sistantship in the dean of women's
office at Syracuse university. She
plans eventually to become a dean
of women, preferably on the west
After graduation Bob Calkins,
journalism major, will board a
banana ship for Guatemala, where
he plans to take pictures of his
travels suitable for publication.
After returning, Bob plans to at
tend a photography school in Cali
fornia and afterwards to travel and
do photography work for some
large magazine such as Life or the
Lee Moritz, business administra
tion, will begin work in retailing in
Portland a month after graduaton,
with the goal of a position as a
buyer. Lee attended Boise junior
college two years before coming
Lois McConkey, economics ma
jor, plans to work in Portland this
summer. Eventually she hopes to
go into foreign trade or work in
a broker's office. This fall she will
go to New York to attend the UNO
conference as a representative of
the Pacific Northwest college stu
Nona Bradley, journalism major,
J will return to Nampa, Idaho, this
summer to work as a reporter on
the Idaho Free Press. She plans to
j return to Eugene next fall and
I continue her journalistic career.
To Organize Here
Campus Chapter of World War II GIs „
To Hold Initial Meeting Tuesday
The Eugene Chapter of the American Veterans committee,
largest World War II veterans organization, is scheduled to
hold an organizational meeting Tuesday, 7 :30 p.m., 107 Com
merce, according to Jack Caldwell, acting chairman of the local
Following an informal question and answer period on the
purposes of A VC, those attending
will apply for membership in AVC,
apply to the National Planning
committee for a charter, and elect
officers to carry the new organiza
tion through the summer months.
John Durr, AVC member of over
a year’s standing, will lead the
question and answer session.
Caldwell emphasized that all
veterans who think they may be
interested in A\C should attend,
as only those present will be able
to become charter members.
“We feel,” stated Caldwell, “that
the vets of this war should have
their own organization, one that
serves their own purposes. There
is a difference in thought between
the veterans of this war and the
last, and we want to bring our
viewpoint to the fore unhampered
by ties to the past.
“We young fellows don’t care for
funny hats or going through cere
monial. hocus-pocus at a weekly
meeting. But we do know that 12,
000,000 men and women who were
in uniform have tremendous po
tential influence on the side of a
more democratic and prosperous
America and a more stable world.
That’s why we are forming this
“AVC is the fastest growing
veterans’ organization in the U. S.
today. It jumped from 20,000 to
60,000 members in three months,
and now includes over 400 chap
ters, with more being added daily.
56 chapters were organized in
colleges alone in those three
The acting chairman also said
that policies in AVC come from
the bottom up, not from the top
down. He stated definitely th^
AVC is ready at any time to prove
that its decision on any issue was
arrived at democratically from
within the organization itself.
“But AVC’s greatest induce
ment,” Caldwell concluded, “is its
program of action. While others
have talked, AVC has done things,
from forcing local action on vet’s
housing to proposing and winning
the increase from $50 to $65 for
veterans returning to school. As a
matter of fact, the veterans’ hous
ing here at the University is one
of the problems we hope to tackle
as soon as the chapter is big
Students Invited to Attend
NW Institute Conference
Fifteen authorities on world affairs will participate in the
twelfth annual Northwest Institute of International Relations,
June 12 to 22, at Reed college in Portland, Dr. E. L. Clark,
institute chairman and president of Multnomah college, has
College students and professors are particularly invited to
attend the institute lectures, round tables, and question periods,
for which three term hours ot
undergraduate or graduate credit
may be earned from R^ed college.
Dormitory facilities will be avail
able on the campus.
Among the faculty of the insti
tute will be Dr. Frank Oppen
heimer, atomic scientist from the
University of California radiation
laboratory; Dr. Ralph J. Bunche,
Associate Chief, Division of De
pendent Area Affairs of the U. S.
Department of State; Louis Doli
vet, editor of Free World maga
zine; George H. Middleton, first
secretary at the British Embassy,
Washington, D. C.
Rabbi Morris Kertzer, only
Jewish chaplain at the Anzio
beachhead, who served from North
Africa to the Rhineland; Aouney
W. Dejany, of the Arab Office,
Washington, D. C., a lawyer in
Baghdad and Jerusalem until 1945;
Dr. Graham Stuart, Stanford uni
versity political scientist, and
author of the book, “Latin Ameri
ca and the United States.’’
Dr. C. K. Yang, formerly a
guerilla fighter in China; Dr.
Frank Munk, who will return in
June from a year as economic ad
viser to UNRRA missions in Po
land, Czechoslovakia and Austria;
Dr. William Sollman, twice Minis
ter of the Interior in the German
Republic before 1933; Dr. H. F.
Peters, Chief of Intelligence,
Morale Operations Branch, Office
of Strategic Services in Europe;
and Dr. Hans Simons, Dean of the
Graduate School, New School for
Social Research, New York City.
All communications should be
addressed to the Institute Execu
tive Secretary, 2117 N. E. lo?h~
Avenue, Portland 12.
All girls who are not enroll
ed in physical education class
es, and who still have clothing
equipment in their possession,
must turn the property in at
the equipment cage as soon as
possible, it was announced re
cently by the department.
There will be no more ASUO as
semblies this term, according to
Karl W. Onthank, dean of person
TO : UNIVERSITY OF OREGON CASHIER
I hereby assign to the University of Oregon Student
Union Building Fund as a gift, any balance remaining in
my Student General Deposit after all breakage and other
charges assessed to me have been satisfied.