Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 04, 1948, Image 1

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    The Weather Webfoots Lose
Eugene and vicinity: Mostly
cloudy today with occasional Oregon drops one-point decision
showers of rain or snow. Colder to WSC—See story sports page,
tonight. Partly cloudy tomorrow.
Dads' Day
Top Signs
Get Cups
Simplicity, Interest,
No Movable Parts
Keynote of Signs
Two cups will be awarded to the
student living organizations which
display the best welcome signs
for their dads on Dads’ Weekend,
Feb. 14 and 15, Jarcfis Benke,
special events chairman announced
The signs must be flat with no
movable parts. Cost is not to ex
ceed two dollars. Miss Benke said
that the most interesting, but sim
ple sign is the type being consid
ered. A cup will be awarded to the
winning men’s and women's house.
Judging is to be Friday after
noon, Feb. 13.
Thursday morning, Feb. 5, is the
date of the letter contest under the
leadership of Donna Kletzing.
An invitation to dads is to be
published in that morning’s Em
erald. Stamped addressed letters
are to be turned in to the Emerald
office. The first two women’s and
women's living organizations to(
. attain 100 per cent will receive
The contest staff will see that
will be anounced in Friday’s Em
A report yesterday from Dean
Karl W. Onthank’s office, room 6,
Friendly hall said that luncheon
tickets are selling fast. There is a
limited number and students have
been urged to make their pur
chases early.
Alex Murphy, basketball chair
man, has announced that tickets
will be sold at the time of registra
Registration of dads is schedul
ed for 9 a. m. to noon and 1 p. m.
to 5 p. m. at Johnson hall and in
the lobbies of the Eugene and Os
burn hotels on Saturday of the
Awards to the houses having the
largest percentage of dads in at
tendance will be made at half time
of the basketball game that night.
Janet Beigal, hospitality chair
man. is urging all students who
have not made reservations for
their fathers to contact Mrs. Alice
McDuff, University housing sec
To Speak Here
“Problems of Human Evolution”
will be discussed by Dr. Franz
Weidenreich Feb. 18 and 19 when
the fourth series of the Condon
lectures will be conducted.
Dr. Weiderfreich, who is now
carrying on research with the Am
erican museum of natural history,
w’ill speak on “General Problems
of Human Evolution” Feb. 18 and
“Evolution of the Brain” on Feb.
The Condon lectureship -was es
tablished in 1944 by the Oregon
state board of higher education
upon the recommendation of the
late Dr. John C. Merriam, a mem
ber of the Oregon faculty. The
series has been named in honor of
Dr. Thomas Condon, first profes
sor of geology at the University of
,'r Oregon.
Hettinger to Play Leading Role
In New University Production
To be known as "the most hated
woman in the cast" is not, as some
might think, any disparagement to
Geraldine Hettinger, who plays the
role of Mrs. Zero in the latest Uni
versity theater guild production,
“The Adding Machine,” to be pre
sented February 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12,
13, and 14. It really is quite a com
pliment to her interpretation of
Mrs. Zero.
As the possessor of a vicious,
nagging tongue that never ceases
lashing out at her poor, cowed hus
band, Geraldine pronounced the
role as “a good brief for marriage.”
In fact, Paul Bender, as Mr. Zero,
is able to get in only one word dur
ing all their scenes together. Ac
tually, Geraldine herself is a very
likeable young woman who re
cently proved her popularity by
being chosen president of Alpha Xi
Delta sorority.
“I’ve always preferred to do
character roles, but I secretly have
a terrific yearning to do a Ger
trude Lawrence type,” admitted
the tall, slender drama major.
Transfer Student
Geraldine came to the Univertj
sity as & junior after going two
years at Boise junior college where I
Geraldine Hettinger, who plays I
the role of Mrs. Zero in “The
Adding Machine,” latest Univer
sity theater guild production.
she exercised her dramatic talents
in the role of Bell, the prostitute,
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Beaux Arts Ball Tickets on Sale
Ball Similiar to Parisian Event
Tickets for the art school Beaux Arts ball will go on
sale Feb. 6. The ball will be held Feb. 28 in the girls’ out
door gym.
Tickets may be purchased at the art school in the second
floor drafting room for $1.75 per couple. Anyone who is
interested in this costume event can atend.
Best costumes of either couples or stags will be selected
by having those in attendance parade past the judges.
Spectacular and unusual enter-,
tainment is promised to highlight
the evening.
Oregon’s annual Beaux Arts ball
is a diluted adaptation of its fore
runner, the Quatz Arts bal, which
is presented anually by the stud
ents of St. Germain des Pres in
Their entertainment consists of
the finest champagne and the love
liest ladies. The ladies are reputed
either to die within two weeks
after the “bal” or to join a con
The evening begins and ends
withf th boistrous singing of
“Ecole des Beaux Arts” which is
their school song. After dining in
the Latin Quarter cafes, the stud
ents riot through the streets to
their school, where they are ad
mitted after a thorough question
ing to prove their identity. The
doors are bolted at 11 p. m. and
no one is permitted to leave until
the following morning at 5.
A complete splashing of silver,
gold, or indigo paint completes
the most elaborate costume.
Parisians themselves are accus
tomed to these student antics and
either ignore the bal or try to
crash it. The penalty for gate
crashers is a dunking in a weird
shade of green paint, which makes
the prospective gate-crasher easily
recognizable if he should again
attempt entrance.
While U. O. alumnae protest
student laxness, the St. Germain
graduates complain of the lost art
of abandon formerly represented
in this springtime event.
Sinfonia Names
New Pledges
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, national
men’s music fraternity, held a for
mal pledging ceremony for 12 fu
ture members Monday night at the
music school auditorium.
Following a program, refresh
ments were served at the Side. New
pledges are:
Donald L. Bunyard. Francis W.
Bittner, Clell L. Conrad, Lyall J.
Gardner, Don Jordahl, John C.
Kienzle, Bob Luoma, Richard L.
McClintic, Ed Peterson, Lynn Sjor
lund, Gene D. Slayter, and Steve
Bill Putman is president of the
Dean of Men Has
Co-ed Trouble
“But I’m not a man!” the
co-ed with dark-brown hair
protested over the phone, yes
The situation arose when
Weslie Eyres, a sophomore in
liberal arts and living at I'n
iversity house, received a card
from the Dean of Men’s office
requesting that he (she) re
port to that office immediate
ly, to verify some information.
Weslie seemed to be having
a very difficult, time trying to
convince the office of her sex,
over the phone, when the re
porter last heard the conversa
French Speaker
To Lecture
On Philosophy
Jean Paul Sartre’s French school
of philosophy, existentialism, will
be the lecture topic of Dr. Lucien
Wolff, of the University of Rennes,
France, Thursday at 8 p.m. in 207
Chapman hall. Dr. Wolff's lecture
will be the second in the winter
term lecture series.
Dr. Wolff, who has just complet
ed a semester of lectures at the
University of California, is a hold
er of the degrees of Agrege de
l'Universite and Doctorat es Let
tres from the Sorbonne. He was
also awarded an M.A. degree from
the University of Cambridge,
where he was an assistant in
French for two years.
A professor of English literature
at the Faculte des Lettres at the
University of Rennes, France, Dr.
Wolff also served as chancellor of
the University during the war
During the years 1915-36 Dr.
Wolff was visiting professor of
French at the University of Buf
falo and during the school year
1938-39 lectured at numerous col
leges and universities in the United
States. Before going to the Uni
versity of California he was a vis
iting professor at Cornell univer
Bible Talk Series
On West-M Slate
A series of studies on "The Mod
ern Approach to the Bible" will be
gin at 8 p.m. Wednesday at West
minster house. The. Rev. D. Hugh
Peniston. minister of the Cottage
Grove Presbyterian church will
give the group of six lectures.
New Club
Campus Club Heads
Compose Advisory
Coordinating Group
A world affairs council was es
tablished yesterday by the AUSO
executive council to coordinate
and advise activities at the Un
iversity in the field of international
and world affairs.
Presidents of the International
Relations club, Political Science
club, One World club, YMCA,
YWCA, Wesley house, and West
minister house compose the group.
Any group which notifies ASUO
president Stan Williamson that
they wish to participate on the
council will be considered as possi
ble members.
First major undertaking of the
council will bo to sponsor the
student assembly which will dis
cuss resolutions adopted by the
Pacific Northwest College congress
held in March.
The need for the organization,
became apparent when last year sr
PNCC assembly did not meet the
expectations of the University, ac
cording to Williamson.
Howard Lemons. ASUO vice
president, will call the first meet
ing of the group this week to dis
cuss organization.
To sponsor a mass meeting of
Eugene citizens and students on.
the campus to discuss problems of
International organization, the
council will cooperate with the Eu
gene World affairs council.
Alcohol Series
Lecture Tonight
Alcoholics Anonymous, an or
ganization of former alcoholics who
offer their own experiences for
the benefit of other alcoholics who
are seeking to cure themselves,
will be the subject of the fifth lec
ture in the University alcohol stud
ies scries. The conference series,
which meets Wednesday evenings
at 7:30 in room 106, Oregon hall, r.-s
open to the public.
Speaking at tonight's meeting
will be Cecil Fames, Portland busi
nessman, with Dr. J. R. Jewell, for
mer dean of the University school,
of education, serving as moderator.
The lectures are sponsored by the
general extension division and the
educational advisory committee to
the Oregon liquor control commis
Students to Enjoy Romantic's Music
I Until midnight tonight, Oregon co-eds may
I dance to the melodies of Tex Beneke and the Glenn
Miller orchestra appearing in Eugene on a one
night's stand. Floodlights, spotslights, and soft
colored lights will transfer the Eugene armory into -
a one-night ballroom.
Dancing will begin at 7:30 p.m. and a stage
show will be put on early in the evening. Forty
| seven people, including 36 musicians make the
Beneke outfit the largest traveling band in thei
United States.
Beneke, since he took over the Miller orchestra
two years ago, has recorded over 100 sides for RCA
Victor records. He will play all of the Moonlight
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