Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 19, 1947, Image 1

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    VOLUME XLVIII T ~~~ Number 11? “
U?usf) Weekend Opens
I For High School Seniors
Many Activities Provide
Busy Day for Seniors
Approximately 200 senior high
school senior girls arrived on the
campus yesterday as guests of the
University women.
On the schedule of entertainment
for the girls today are tours around
the campus from 9 to 11 a.m. At
12:30 members of Kwama, sopho
more women’s honorary, will pick
up the visiting seniors in the living J
, organizations and escort them to j
rthe luncheon given at Gerlinger by j
Oregon Mothers’ club.
From the luncheon the girls will
be taken through the museum, to a J
swim pageant given by the Amphib-1
ians, and to .a dance concert given
by Orchesis. A tea will be sponsored
by the Eugene Panhellenic at 3 p.m.
The all-campus production “Green
Pastures,’’ and a fireside at the
YWCA complete the schedule for
Chairmen for the weekend in
clude: housing, Dorothy Rasmussen,
Barbara Williams, Pat Spencer, and
Geneva Davis; publicity, Jordis
Benkc; tea, Alice Mae Robertson;
Sunday dinner, Vickie Utz; ar
arrangements and registration,
Trudi Chernis; invitations and pro
grams, Helen Sherman; contacts,
Sally Waller and Mary Stadelman;
luncheon, Mary Hibbitt and Roxie
Sears; Saturday tour, Joan O’Neill; [
and guides, Kwama, Phi Theta, and
Skull and Dagger.
The annual Nickel Hop, sponsored
Jay the AWS, was held last night
from 9 to 12 in every women’s liv
ing organization. The money col
lected during these hours is to be
turned in to Jackie Wachhorst at
11 today in the upstairs “Side.” The
winning houses, computed for men
on the basis of circulation, and for
women on the basis of money col
lected, will be announced at the
Frosh Glee next Saturday night.
Women's Presidents
To Attend AWS Tea
All heads of living organiza
tions Or their representatives are
asked to be at Gerlinger today
from 3 to 5 pan. to assist with the
tea for the high school seniors.
New Policy on Meals
Encourages Guests
Under a new policy of honoring
exchange meal tickets, students
eating in a University dormitory
may have students living in other
dormitory units as guests Friday
nights and Sunday noons.
The system, as outlined by Mrs.
Genevieve Turnipseed, director of
dormitories, is to have the student
who wishes to have guests sign
them in with the food manager of
his own dormitory. The guest's meal
ticket is then honored as if he were
eating in his own dorm.
Another feature of the new ex
change meal policy is the weekly
dance which is held during and im
mediately after the Friday night
meal in each dorm having dining fa
Blind Xylophonist
To Play in Concert
Pierce Knox, blind xylophonist,
will present a concert Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m. in Guild hall in John
Regarded as one of the phenome
nal musicians of all time, Knox
plays some of the most difficult mu
sic on one of the most difficult in
Included in his tentative program
are “Hungarian Rhapsody,” “Gyp
sy Airs,” “Stars and Stripes For
ever,” and “Flight of the Bumble
Bee” as well as modern music.
While still in high school, he was
awarded first place in a national
high school student contest.
The blind musician played for
Bob Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” ex
hibition in both the New York and
the San Francisco World’s fairs.
Between musical numbers there
will be a demonstration of the
Braille system of writing and an
explanation of how Braille books
are made for the blind.
Knox’s concert program is being
directed by the National Transcrib
ers Society for the Blind of Palo Al
to, California, an organization em
ploying the blind to make Braille
Campus Presentation of Odeon [
To Feature Seven Fine Arts
Presentation of the seven arts,
as interpreted by students of this
campus, will be the order of the
day on April 27, the date set for
' *the annual Odeon. Although a
definite program has not yet been
outlined, the day’s festivities will
offer original compositions in
music, dance, drama, exhibitions of
sculpture and painting, as well as
selections of student literary tal
The Odeon was established as an
annual event some' years ago
through the efforts of a co-ed de
termined to win deserved recogni
tion for student talent in the arts.
Suggesting that a day be set aside
solely for the display of student
creative ability and reacquaintance
with the arts, she was met with
enthusiastic approval from stu
dents and faculty alike. The day
received the name of “Odeon”
from an ancient Greek amphi
Fi'om the school of music, stu
dents will direct their own choral
music written in class. A string
-♦^quartet is promised, and student
pianists w.ill play original compo
sitions. Mr. Arnold Elston, fac
ulty advisor, stresses that these
student presentations were com
posed in class under class stand
ards, but that original feeling and
insight were sought.
The finest and most original
(Please turn to page eight)
'Pastures/ Post-War Extravaganza,
Scheduled Tonight at Mac Court
“De Lawd,” Jdrnes Bronson, warns Gabriel, barren Dobbin, against
blowing the horn in “The Green Pastures,” tonight’s McArthur court
production of the Negro version of thee Old Testament.
Frosh Glee Committee Engages
Freddie Keller for Annual Dance
Freddie Keller and his orchestra has been engaged by the
freshman class to furnish music for their annual Frosh Glee to
be held next Saturday night, April 26, at McArthur Court.
The announcement of Keller’s choice was made Friday af
ternoon by Art Johnson, freshman president, at a meeting of
the Glee committee. Keller is well-known to Portlanders and
beachgoers, having played around Portland and Seaside for
a number of years.
Tickets will be placed on sale Monday according to Jim
v.nau mau. x ucc t^x
the Glee will be $1.60 a couple, he
Grace Hoffman, entertainment
chairman, stated that a full pro
gram of intermission entertain
ment had been planned. The dec
oration committee, headed by Wes
Nicholson, is proceding with ar
rangements to carry out “Danc
ing in the Dark,” the theme which
was selected by the committee last
Males Mutter as Campus Skirts Stylishly Lengthen
“Molding the dress to the body
not the body to the dress” is the
idea of modern designers of skirts
according to latest fashion maga
zines. A glance through these
magazines will reveal such expres
sions as “the suave silhouette”,
“long-bodied”, “in the dancing
mood of spring”, and "to make
your every move a poem” to des
cribe the lengthening skirts.
Campus style critics, however,
take a different attitude toward
this trend of lengthening and nar
rowing skirts, as the opinions of
male students will show.
“The longer skirt gains a gentle
decorum for the silhouette” said
one magazine fashion expert, but
according to Bill Bishop, campus
magician, the subject of the disap
pearing ankles is serious. “At this
rate, men soon will have to look
at girl’s faces instead of their legs
to identify them”, Bill sighed.
Caustic Comments
Jack Billings, senior in journa
lism, while strolling across the
campus with his fiance, Gloria
Smith, said that his field of study
on this subject was limited but
that he thought “it a dirty capital
istic scheme to trick women into
buying new clothing.” “I was per
fectly satisfied with skirts as they
kere,” he said.
Harvey Wardrip, a clerk in the
co-op, echoed the sentiments of
Billings and added that he con
sidered the short skirts had been
| “long enough to cover the subject
but short enough to be interest
Ed Cuthbertson, a fellow worker
quipped “the length some girls wit
go to!”
All of which makes Scotty Min
tolovich very unhappy. He claims
that “as the skirts grow longer,
my face does too.”
A Theta Chi spokesman, Bud
darter, said that his fraternity
brothers, when discussing the sub
ject, arrived at unprintable state
ments but settled for “terrible”,
“stinkaroo”, and "no need for it
at all.”
“It doesn’t make ary difference
because they’ll soon be running
around in shorts and pedal-pushers
anyway,” was the philosophical
statement of John Schaefers, pro
prietor of the Side; which is en
tirely in keeping with the state
(Please turn to page eight)
Hundred to Enact
Connelly Drama
Tonight at 8:15 p.m. the cur
tain will rise in McArthur court
on the first post-war spectacle
performance staged bv the Uni
versity theatre. Marc Connel
jly’s Pulitzer prize play "Tlie
Green Pastures," complete with
oyer 100 cast members and a
75-voice choir will be given 1
under the direction of Horace W.
Robinson, director of the Univer
sity theatre.
The play opens in a Negro Sun
day school where Mr. Deshee is
telling his class about the Old Tes
tament. His explanation of the
wonders is in terms which the
young people can understand.
Heaven is shown as a place where
the angels can do things they en
joy most—-it is like a series of
earthly holidays.
Play Amusing
The play is amusing and touch
ing by turns. There are laughs
one minute and spiritual exalta
tion the next. Scenes shift from
the serenity of the office of "de
Lawd” to a Babylonian night club
and its frenzied dancers. The New
York Times has called the play
the “divine comedy of the modern
Glenn Griffith and his Eugene
high school a cappella choir will
sing 25 Negro spirituals in the
Bronson Plays Lead
James Bronson plays “d^ Lawd”;
Warren Dobbin, Gabriel; Harry S.
White, Adam; Marie DiLoreto,
Zeba; Robert D. Over, Noah; Alan
Foster, Moses; and Clifton G.
James, Pharoah.
Other members of the cast are:
Clell Conrad, Florence Hawkes-.
(Please turn to page eight)
Edition to Feature
Prize Short Story
The first edition of the Emerald
Literator will feature “Heir Appar
ent,” the prize-winning short story
by H .Jack Ostergren, Manny Muss
man, Literator prose editor, an
nounced Friday.
Ostergren, senior in journalism,
walked off with the blue ribbon in
the annual Marshall-Case-Haytox
short story contest.
Other stories, poetry, essays, ar
ticles, and photographs submitted
for publication in the Literator must
be in the Emerald editor’s office to
day. Any student now enrolled in
school is invited to contribute orig
inal creative writing.
Membres of the Literator editor
ial staff will meet at the 10 a.m. to
day in the editor’s office and are re
quested to brin gwith them any
completed work.
Interviews Set Monday -
R. H. Jordan and W. P. Mjntun,
both of J. C. Penney company’s dis
trict office, and Calvin Smith, Man
ager of the Eugene J. C. Penney
company will interview seniors for
positions with the J. C. Penney com
pany from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday. In
terviews will be held in the offices
of Dr. N. H. Cornish and Dr. D. D.
Gage in Commerce hall.