Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, December 05, 1947, Image 1

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tSugene and vicinity: Clear to- OHSPA Delegates
day, becoming partly cloudy Sat- Emerald Columnist Larry Lau
urday with possibl3 light show- gives you the lowdown on join
ers Saturday. Little change in nalism school. See page 2.
temperature today.
Christmas Concert Soloists
Seven soloists will appear on the Christmas concern Sunday afternoon sponsored by Mu hi Epsilon and
Phi Mu Alpha, national music honoraries. The fiv' shown are seated, left to right, Claire Lewis and
That! Elvigion; standing, Albert Marshall, Mary M rgaret Dundores, and Lowell Chase. Not pictured
are John Drysdale and Margaret Holm. (Photo courtesy Register-Guard)
Guest Artist Interviewed
Robert Schmitz Acknowledged
As Versatile, Competent Artist
Concertizing is not the only talent of E. Robert Schmitz,
pianist who appeared at McArthur court last night. The soft
spoken musically gifted Frenchman, besides the piano, can
play the organ and violin with ease extending his ability also
to music editing and composing.
Although he has been “labeled” a Debussy specialist,
Schmitz enjoys playing old masters’ works, especially Bach and
Chopin. A close friend of Claude
Debussy, Schmitz met him four or
five year before the World War I.
He premiered several of Debussy’s
compositions as well as works by
Ravel, Szymanowski, and Milhaud.
Many new world contemporary
composers have had initial selec
tions promoted by Schmitz through
the Pro Musica society. Schmitz
founded the organization to further
the work of the living composer
and has been its president since
1923. John Alden Carpenter and
Leo Sowerby are among the mod
erns who have had works intro
duced by him, Schmitz said.
The pianist will play at the pre
miere of his own concerto for piano
in Paris sometime next year, he
revealed. Written in seven moods
and three movements, Schmitz
will solo with the Paris National
Born in Paris, the artist came to
the United States after World War
I. He studied at the Paris conserva
tory and upon graduation formed
an orchestra which played for Par
is orchestras for over two years.
His musical career was interrupt
ed for three years when he joined
the French army at the start of the
After the armistice, Schmitz
toured this country and when he
had completed his American ap
pearances, he gave concerts in
Europe and the Orient. When
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Language Club Meets
The first meeting or the “Jour
nal” club, an organization from
the foreign languages department,
will be held at the faculty club
December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
All staff members, and graduate
students in the department, as well
as any undergraduate language
majors interested are invited to
The program will be devoted to
current scholarly activities in the
language fields.
Yule Concert
To Feature
Choral Work
Solos by seven music students,
choral music, and informal com
munity singing will be included in
the Christmas concert at 4 p.m.
Sunday in the music auditorium.
The annual concert is sponsored by
Mu Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, national music honorar
Soloists will be Claire Lewis,
Thad Elvigion, Albert Marshall,
Mary Margaret Dundore, Lowell
Chase, John Drysdale, and Mar
garet Holm.
As a prelude, Christmas selec
tions played by a brass quartet will
be broadcast from the top of the
music building.
The two music lionoraries pre
sented the Christmas concert last
year for the first time. General
chairman Beverly Howard and
Wayne Sherwood plan to make it
an annual event.
200 Delegates Attend
OHS PA Conference;
Six to Edit Emerald
Nearly 200 aspiring journalists have arrived on the campus
from 88 Oregon high schools to attend the Oregon High School
Press Association conference today and tomorrow. Special'
feature of this year’s press parley will be the handling of execu
tive positions on the Emerald staff by six delegates—Clara
Belle Roth, Vern Stolen, Dave Ramstead, Darlene Sayles, Gret
chen Grondahl, and Danny Brown. This is the first time this
has been done, according to Jack
L. Billings, director of the plan.
Another first for the conference
are two demonstration interviews,
scheduled by Harry Heath, chair
man of the program committee.
Richard Montague, junior in jour
nalism, will interview Joseph Gur
ley, who was stationed in Yugo
slavia while in the air corps, at an
open meeting of delegates. After
Montague has completed his ver
sion of an “ideal interview" the del
egates will be allowed to ask ques
tions of Gurley.
“It is hoped the preppers will
take notes during the interview,”
Heath said. “They will then have a
feature idea to take back to their
high school paper as well as seeing
liow to conduct an interview.”
Rex Gunn, Emerald columnist,
will interview Hsu Kai Yu, Chinese
army captain now attending the
University, at another hour.
Prominent Speakers Scheduled
Speeches by prominent leaders
in the field of journalsm, round-ta
ble discussions, and social events
have been scheduled for the rep
resentatives. Leading speakers are
Robert C. Notson, editor of the
Oregonian, Floyd W. Lansdon,
chief of the Portland AP bureau,
and John Thompson, NBC news di
rector in San Francisco and direc
tor of NBC Pacific operations.
Welcome by President Harry K.
Newburn, announcements and in
troductions by Dean George S.
Turnbull of the school of journal
ism, and Notson's opening address
will start the convention at 10
I Round-table discussions start at
11 a.m., with others scheduled at
different hours throughout the two
day parley. These discussions deal
with all phases of high school
journalism and are led by members
of Theta Sigma Phi, women’s na
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Big Beer Bowl Battle Billed
Custom takes the spotlight
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. when Chi
Psi and Phi Psi clash jn their tra
ditional Beer Bowl football game.
This event, which will be staged
on the Oregon practice gridiron
south of Hayward field, was first
started after the Chi Psi lodge at
Cornell university burned in 1906.
The Phi Psi house was converted
into an emergency hospital for the
injured and this Good Samaritan
act bound the two fraternities to
gether, so that each year they get
together and play the infamous
Beer Bowl game.
Scores in past years have run
Phi Psi 7-Chi Psi 0 in 1940, Chi
Psi 6-Phi Psi 0 in 1941, 1942 was
a 0-0 tie. Games were not played
in 1943, 1944 or 1945, but in 1946
the game was resumed and the
Phi Psis won 24-0.
Seats Available
The seating capacity of the
Hayward grandstand is 20,000,
but it’s a little hard to see the
practice field from there, so
standing on the side lines has
been recommended.
The initial tilt at the Univer
sity took place in 1931, two years
after Wall Street fell. It is be
lieved the Beer Bowl games were
the main reason why Pabst and
Schlitz managed to stay in busi
ness during the trying years of
the depression.
A complete football uniform
will be draped on each individual
player which will include shoulder
pads, helmet, pedal pushers and a
Both teams have been scrim
maging, training, getting to bed
early and other lies for the past
two days and according to their
two coaches they will be in tipsy
top condition. The two teams are
! evenly matched in that both lines
average about 97 pounds to the
House managers from each
house will take a collection during
half time to buy army surplus
band aids and stretchers.
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Houses Collect
Needy Boxes
At AWS Tea
Final arrangements have been
made for the AWS benefit tea to
be given in alumni hall, Gerlinger,
Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Boxes
for needy Eugene families which
have been filled by the individual
houses will be exhibited under a
Christmas tree and further con
tributions will be accepted at the
AWS house representatives are
reminded to have the boxes com
pleted and delivered to Gerlinger
before the tea. Members of each
house are to contribute items val
ued at 10 to 25 cents. Most of the
houses have held dime dinners for
the purpose of filling the boxes.
Names and descriptions of the
families for which the boxes are
being filled will not be given out as
previously announced, according to
Joan O’Neil and Rene Cowell, co
chairmen of the benefit.
Advisers Urged
Junior advisers of the AWS cam
pus life program are urged to in
vite their groups to the tea. Other
guests will be faculty wives, the
Dames, organization of students’
wives, and University students are
urged to attend.
The entertainment committee,
under the chairmanship of Mary
Stadclman and Carol Becker, is
completing plans for a program of
student entertainment.
Featured on the program will be
Mildred Chetty giving a monologue,
Mary Stadelman with a harp solo,
Liz Nelson singing, the Alpha Phi
chorus with Helen Thorburn as so
loist, and a surprise pianist. Betty
Bagley and Betty Perry will sup
ply background music.
Pouring will be Mrs. Howard.
Boyd, state president of the Ore
gon Mothers; Mrs. F. L. Stetson,
president of the faculty wives; and
Mrs. Stanley E. Summers, Eugene
president of the Oregon Mothers.
Edmonds Honored
By Law Fraternity
Hon. Douglas L. Edmonds, Cali
fornia state supreme court justice,
will be the guest of honor today at
a luncheon meeting of Phi Alpha
Delta, professional law fraternity.
Justice Edmonds is supreme vice
justice for the national fraternity.
The luncheon at The Anchorage
will also be attended by Eugeno
alums of Phi Alpha Delta.