Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 08, 1948, Page 3, Image 3

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    Nancy Swem Named Weekend Ruler
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Band to Escort'Storybook Wonderland' Floats;
Queen, Court to Ride in Place of Honor in Parade
The University band will es
cort 26 “storybook” floats down
Willamette and up Thirteenth
street to the campus today at 4
p.m. Mo Thomas, parade chair
man, predicted yesterday, “It looks
like Saturday may be a nice day,
but rain or shine, the floats will
Besides the floats, five conver
tibles will carry the queen and her
court through Eugene’s main
streets. A motorcycle escort has
been arranged by the committee.
By 3:45, all the floats should be
at Fourth and Willamette streets.
Chairman Thomas said they will
be numbered as they arrive.
The first one should stop at Wil
lamette with following floats lin
’’ ing up behind it east on Fourth
Parents to Assist
“A Parents-Eye View of Mar
riage” is the topic to be discussed
by a panel of University parents in
the “Love, Courtship, and Mar
riage” interest group at Wesley
house Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gordon and
Mr. and Mrs. Antone Fossen are
the parents who will participate in
the panel and other parents pre
sent may help out in the question
Speakers in’the other two groups
include Rev. Wade L. Carter, pas
tor of the First Congregational
Church of Vancouver, Washington
and former Army Air Corps chap
lain who will speak on the “Shinto”
religion to the group on “Com
parative Religions,” and Rev. Ro
bert Bull, whq_will speak on “Evil”
to the group on “Understanding
the Bible.”
All students'are welcome to at
tend these Sunday evening meet
ings and are ^specially invited to
bring their mcithers. A snack sup
per will start^the evening at 5:30
p.m., followed by a chapel talk and
1 * the Interest guoups at 6:30 p.m.
street and north on Lincoln street.
Judges will be Les Anderson,
Stan Williamson, Kenneth Carlyle
Mrs. Howard Boyd', Mrs. William
Russell, and Mrs. Charles Snell
strom. John Stehn will direct the
University band.
Each house represented by the
winning float will receive a trophy,
according to Thomas. There are
either two or three living organi
zations sponsoring a float.
The trophies will be awarded at
intermission of the Junior Prom
tonight. Last year’s winners were
the Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sig
ma Chi houses.
Route Set
To get to the formation point at
Fourth and Willamette, the floats
will follow a special route. This
was planned by the committee and
Eugene Chief of Police Keith Jones
to avoid congestion of downtown
Thomas said houses may take
their entries downtown any time
today just so they follow the route
and line up by 3:45.
The route is west on Fifteenth
to Olive, north on Olive to Thir
teenth, west on Thirteenth to Lin
coln, north on Lincoln to Fourth,
and then to Willamette.
Other members of the parade
committee are Bill Monroeo and
Mary Stadelman. Chairman Thom
as commended them for their “fine
SX Wives, Mothers i
To Fete Visitors
The Stgina Chi Wives and Moth
er’s club of Eugene will honor visit
ing mothers' and fathers of Sigma
Chi’s tonight at a buffet supper.
The supper will be held at the
home of Mrs. Harry Titus at 214
Thirteenth Ave. East from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Co-chairmen will be Mrs.
W. T. Plummer and Mrs. Harry
Mothers and fathers of Sigma
Chis, wives, active members and
Sigma Chi alumni are invited to
the supper.
Alpha Phis, Sigma Nus
Win All-Campus Sing
With a regal smile and gracious bearing befitting a queen,
Nancy Swem, junior in liberal arts, was crowned queen of the
1948 Junior Weekend court last night in McArthur court. Win
ners of the All-Campus Sing were Alpha Phi in the women’s
division and Sigma Nu in the men’s division.
The honorable John H. Hall, governor of Oregon, crowned
Weather Forecast—
'Very Few Showers'
“Partly cloudy with very few
showers” is the weatherman’s
promise for today. After pro
nouncing his verdict just before
midnight, he amended it by say
ing that there may be no rain,
but there is a possibility of a few
The weatherman estimated the
temperature for today to be
around 65.
Sunday, he promises, will be a
better day. He made no mention
of precipitation, but cautiously
added that there will be “in
creased cloudiness in the after
President of the junior class and
general chairman of the 58 th an
nual Junior Weekend, “Storybook
Wonderland.” Kinsell is a member
of Druids, junior men’s service
honorary, and of Chi Psi lodge.
Friendly House Open
Friendly house, at Eleventh and
Ferry streets, will have a special
open house Saturday afternoon and
evening to give the visiting mothers
an opportunity to visit this new
campus and community place. All
students and mothers are cordially
invited to attend. Games, dancing.
yueen Nancy in an impressive
ceremony before approximately
6000 spectators who jammed the
The numbers which carried off
top honors in the sing were “Anda
lucia” by the Alpha Phi chorus and
“John Peel” by the men of Sigma
Nu. Susan Campbell with “I Won
der as I Wonder," and Phi Gamma
Delta, singing “Dry Bones” placed
second. Delta Gamma sang a med
ley from “Look for the, Silver
Lining” and “Til the Clouds Roll
By” to place third, along with
Sigma Phi Epsilon, who presented
“Beautiful Saviour.”
Judges for the Sing were H. Jo
hann Eschbach, Melvin Geist, and
Tom O’Brien. Groups were judged
20 per cent each on tonal quality,
interpretation and diction, and 10
per cent each on musical arrange
mnt, appearance and ability to fol
low the leader. The first half hour
of the program was broadcast.
Novelty Numbers
Novelty numbers were sung by
the ATO quartet during inter
During intermission Genevieve
Siskey, junior in business, was'
awarded the Hazel Schwering
scholarship, which was presented
by Mrs. Perrie Dolph.
Rebec house won the Josephines
Evans Harpham library cup for an.
“excellent reading program.’’
Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sher
ry Ross hall were second and third,
Twenty-seven students were pre
sented with diplomas for having
their names appear in "Who’s Who
in American Colleges” by Dean
Fogdall and Pean Wickham.
Miss Swem was escorted by
George Bell; and Princess Joy
Hamm was escorted by Dick Per
kins. Glenn Warren was the escort,
of Princess Mary Handelin. Bill
Van Dyke escorted Princess Mary
Lou Hill, and Ernest Jaqua escort
ed Donna Stageberg.
Crown bearer was Skipper Sei
grist, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. W.
Seigrist. Ann Rohlffs, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. G. Rohlffs, and Alex
andria Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dale Fischer, were trainbearers.
Miss Swem, of Medford, is a
member of Gamma Phi Beta. The
queen and her court will rule over
all the festivities of the weekend.
Mafce-Bef/eve Ballroom Prom Scene
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Cinderella’s Ball, the queen’s
make-believe ballroom, will be the
scene of the annual Junior Prom
in McArthur court tonight, com
plete with all of the finery of a
typical Storybook Wonderland,
said Joe Conroy, chairman of the
Dancing is scheduled from 9 to
12. Dark suits for the men and for
mals for the women are required.
Flowers are in order.
Bumpkin at Entrance
With a huge pumpkin guarding
the entrance, the couples will enter
the dance floor through Cinderel
la’s pumpkin at the north side of
the court. The queen’s balcony is
located in the south-east corner
and Will Osborne and his orchestra
will be in the south-west corner
of Mac court. A golden slipper,
representing Cinderella’s own, will
decorate the back of the orchest
ra’s stand. Velvet draperies will
line all walls and each exit is
flanked by two pillars with special
lighting adding that make-believe
The music of Will Osborne will
be aired over KUGN and KORE
from 9:30 to 10.
Entertainment at 10:30
Intermission entertainment is
scheduled for 10:30 with the pro
cessional of the queen and the
princesses opening the festivities.
Mo Thomas will present awards to
the float parade winners Bert
Brown Barker, vice president e
meritus of the University, will
award his scholarship award. Dean
Vergil S. Fogdall will present the
Koyle cup and Dean Golda P.
Wickham will present the Gerlin
ger cup to the outstanding junior
man and woman respectively.
Druids will tap new members. The
class honoring the most mothers
this weekend will also be an
nounced, said Joan Frycknlund,,
Mothers’ Weekend chairman.
As the queen and her court are
descending the golden stairs from
the balcony, a spotlight will pick
out each member of the court and
the queen will lead the first dance.
Robin Arkley is Prime Minister.
Tickets for the dance are being
sold at the educational activities
office until noon today and at the