Weather 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. VOLUME xUx UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5. 1947 NUMBER 56 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 By DIANA DYE 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 Orchestra. 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 war. 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 <Please turn to page seven) 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 attend. 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 ies. 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 By DON SMITH 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 a.m. 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 i (Please turn to page six) Big Beer Bowl Battle Billed By NORM TREMAINE 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 dickey. 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 man. House managers from each house will take a collection during half time to buy army surplus band aids and stretchers. __<« _ 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 door. 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.