The Weather n_ Fair today with showers expected I I T| Pnn\T Dfea™ ^teryieW , , HI I—I B*> | I I 1% I Pat King interviews Louise Clous* late tonight and increased cloudi- ■ ■ || |B|-|| I I %|. ton, who plays Puck in “A Mid* ness Sunday. ■■ MM MM X V summer Night’s Dream,” on page 6. VOLUME XLIX UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE SATURDAY, APRIL 24. 1|)48 ' Xl’MI’.KR 120 Ed Act Board Picks Publication Heads *--! ♦ ♦ ♦ _ Shakespeare Reigns Tonight in Mac Court Cast to Include Dancers, Full Orchestra 'Dream' Production Lavish, Difficult; Expected to be one of the most lavish and spectacular pro ductions ever presented by the University Theater. Shake speare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will begin at 8:30 p.m. for its one performance in McArthur court under the direction of Horace W. Robinson. Heading the cast of principles as the lovers who become lost in the woods outside of Athens are Don Smith as Lysander and Carolyn Lively as Hermia, Dick Nelson as Demetrius and Nina Weekend Float Entries Feature Myth Fugitives Cinderella, Snow White with her dwarfs, and Wonderland’s Alice will ride three of the 26 floats en tered in the Junior Weekend pa rade, scheduled for Saturday, May 8. “The general weekend theme, (Storybook Wonderland, is ideal for a float parade,” according to Mo Thomas, chairman. He predicted Friday, “I think the float parade will be something out of the or dinary, if it is worked out right.” Trophies Promised He announced that trophies will be awarded to the houses sponsor ing the winning float. Two trophies were purchased last year, but in case the winning float is entered by three houses, the committee prom ises another trophy. Judges for the parade will be Les Anderson, alumni secretary, Ken neth Carlyle, an Oregon Dad, Mrs. Howard Boyd, president of the .Oregon Mothers, Mrs. John Snell Strom, Mrs. William Russell, and Keith Jones, Eugene chief of po lice. Route Planned With the cooperation of Chief Jones, the parade committee has planned the route so traffic will not become too congested. The floats’ main route will be down Willamette to Trirteen'th street. The University band, under the direction of John Stehn, will play for the parade. Thomas said the committee is trying to get several high school bands, too. Committee members assisting Thomas are Bill Monroe and Mary Stadelman. Phi Theta Petition Deadline Extended Phi Theta Upsilon deadline for petitions is extended until Monday at 5 p.m., according to Laura Olson, president of the junior women’s honorary. They must be submitted to Miss Olson at the Delta Delta Delta house or Ann Woodworth at the Kappa Alpha Theta house. An activity list, picture, GPA for last term, and accumulative GPA is requested with each peti tion. Only third-term sophomores are eligible for membership in the , honorary. Sue Ferniman as Helena. Ruling the fairy kingdom in the woods are Oberon (Norman Weekly) and Ti tania (Mary Esther Brock) as king and queen. Part of this fairy kingdom is the mischievous Puck (Louise Clouston) who manages to play tricks on everyone. The fairies have come to help cele brate the wedding of Theseus (Dick Rayburn) and Hippolyta (Diane Barnhart). A group planning entertainment for the wedding celebrations are the Rustics with Paul Bender as Bottom, Elton Allen as Quince, George Watkins as Flute, Dick Ward as Snout, Dick Monnie as Snug, and Paul Wexler as Starv ing. Orchestra and Orchesis In addition to the regular cast of actors, a full symphony orchestra and a retinue of 50 dancers will participate in the production. The school of music’s symphony or chestra will present Mendelssohn’s complete score for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” conducted by E. A. Cykler, associate professor of musicology. Members of Orchesis, women's modern dance honorary, will per form the dance sequences under the direction of Miss Rosamund Wentworth, associate professor of physical education, and Miss Mar garet M. Moran, instructor of health and physical education. The entire action of the cast, fiancers, and orchestra will take (Please turn to paqe three) Guest Program Given by AWS Oregon high school girls visit ing the campus this weekend as special guests of AWS and wo men’s living organizations, will enter another full day of activities today, designed to give them a preview of college life, according to Barbara Johns, AWS president. Exchange luncheons have been scheduled for noon and highlight ing the afternoon will be a Fun Fest in the women’s indoor gym beginning at 2 p.m. A talent pro gram is planned and the presi dents of AWS, YWCA, and WAA will be introduced. The girls will have a free even ing and will have dinner in the living organizations in which they are staying. Preview Weekend will end to morrow after dinner when the high : school seniors will be escorted to : trains and busses by their host | esses for the weekend. BILL YATES TRUDI CHERNIS VIRGIL TUCKER OLGA YEVTICH Italian Election Victory Insecure; Reds Still Threat-Schleicher By ANITA HOLMES Although the Christian Demo crat victory in the Italian elections is important, Dr. E. P. Schleicher, professor of political science, em phasized Thursday that the “vic tory is not secure.” Dr. Schleicher will speak on “Italy Today and Tomorrow” at a Westminster house forum Sunday evening at 6:30. Not claiming to be an expert on Italy, the professor has studied their governments and closely fol lowed recent events. He said he feels that de Gasperi’s party will have to bring about so cial and economic reforms or the people may turn left. It will have to be a “really unified party.” Not Won Completely “Had the Popular Front won, there never would have been an other free election in Italy,” ac cording to Dr. Schleicher. “But,” he continued, “the Communists did not lose this one so completely that they will not have another chance.” A vote taken before the election in one of Dr. Schleicher’s classes gave a large majority to the Chris tian Democrats, with four stu dents supporting the Popular Front, three the right wing Socialists, and three the Republicans. The professor credited the vic ican parties in the coming election. I Uian coup that demonstrated “glar- | ing stupidity on the part of Rus sia.” Besides the Czech affair, Dr. Schleicher listed (1) the church’s influence (2) the Trieste incident and (3) “the millions we paid for each vote” He wondered what would happen if the Italian government attempt ed to influence our election as much as we did theirs. “Anything is possible” was the professor’s opinion about a revival of fascism, considered because of the fascist Italian social movement that won a small percentage of votes in the election. Dr. Schleicher believed the Com munist defeat will not affect Amer ican parties in th ecoming election. “It may have made a difference if votes had gone the other way. Not Weakened The Communists in France will probably not be weakened either, he declared. Expressing an optimis tic opinion about possible uprisings in Italy, Dr. Schleicher was quite sure “there will not be any organ ized rioting.” Comparing our foreign policy to the de Gasperi party, he said wc are “against something, but what are we for?” The importance of distinguishing between friend and (Please turn to page eight) r Journalism Juniors Get Editorships Tucker, Olga Yevtich Appointed to Hold Top Business Posts Bill Yates, junior in journalism, was named editor of the Oregon Daily Emerald last night at a meeting of the educational activi ties board. Trudi Chernis, junior in journalism, was appointed to the edtiorship of the 1949 Oregana. Virgil Tucker, junior in adver tising, and Olga Yevtich, junior in liberal arts, were chosen business managers of the Emerald and Ore gana respectively. Miss Yevtich. was commended by the board for her work on the 1948 Oregana. All appointments are to be recommend ed to the executive council for ap proval. Yates, who succeeds Bob Frazier, has currently served as managing editor of the Emerald. He began on the daily two years ago as report er for Johnson hall and served in 1947 as news editor. He is a mem ber of Sigma Delta Chi, men's na tional professional journalism fra ternity, Druids, junior men’s hon orary, and Beta Theta Pi social fra ternity, and has served as a report er on the Bend Bulletin. Miss Chernis began work on the Oregana her freshman year when she served as co-layout editor. She was appointed associate editor in charge of schools winter term 1947 and has been managing editor of the 1948 Oregana. Named the out standing independent freshman, Miss Chernis was a member of Kwama, sophomore women’s hon orary, is a member of Phi Theta Upsilon, junior women’s honorary, and Theta Sigma Phi, women’s na tional professional journalism fra ternity. Advertising manager of the Em erald, Tucker will fill the vacancy which will be left by Bob Chap man a,t the end of spring term. Be is a member of Alpha Delta Sigma, men’s national advertising frater nity, and served as University base ball manager last year. He is a member of Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity. Miss Ycvtieh has been business manager for the 194S Oregana. She edited the 1946-47 Pigger’s Guide and is a member of Phi Theta Up silon. For nearly three years she served as secretary to the chief en gineer of the Kaiser company at Swan Island, Portland. Miss Yev tich is a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Bobolee Brophy and June Goetze, juniors in journalism, were other petitioners for the Emerald editor ship and A. T. Murphy, sophomore in liberal arts, petitioned for Oie gana business manager. Bail Chiefs to Meet Committee heads of the Mortar Board Ball will meet Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Chi Omega house, announced Kay Schneider, chair man of the ball.