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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1948)
WEATHER—Eugene and vicinity:
Partly cloudy with a few light
(showers. High today 54. Thursday,
partly cloudy with rain by night.
Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1948
HOW docs Oregon fit into the
plans of other Bowl officials ? Bowl
picture round-up presented by the
Emerald on page 1, columns 4 and
Ducks Still Possible Bowl Contender
Actress Finds New
“Acting has always been my main interest,” dark-haired
Diane Barnhart, who plays a major role in the forthcoming
“School for Scandal," declared in an •interview yesterday. “I’ve
liked it even since I started out as a sunbeam in a grade-school
From this beginning Diane, now a senior, progressed to
Oregon’s chapter of National Col
legiate Players was increased on
Sunday, November 21, *when the
dramatic honorary society initiat
ed four pledges. The ceremony, at
which Norman Weekly, president,
presided, was the first of its kind
held since the reactivation of the
group last spring.
National Collegiate Players was
originally established on the Ore
gon campus in 1929, but became
inactive during the war.
The new members, Louise
Clouston, Marie Di Loreto, Pat
Laxton, and Dick Rayburn have
pledged themselves to further
the purpose of the organization,
which is to promote dramatic ac
tivities on the campus.
Among the group’s projects for
che year are a talent catalog and
an experimental theater.
National Collegiate Players will
also be co-sponsors with the speech
department of the Northwest Dra
ma conference, which will be held
in Eugene February 10-12.
Horace W. Robinson is the spon
sor of the group and Emilie Jack
ull is secretary-treasurer.
The other members are Chuck
Boice, Alan Button, Nina Sue Fer
nimen, LaJeune Griffith, Gerry
Hettinger, Anne McGeorge, Mary
Ellen McKay, Peg Randall, and
With four days of vacation to
practice up on bridge, students in
terested in the Intercollegiate Brid
ge contest should get prepared to
turn in their names to Dick Wil
liams at the educational activities
office by December 4.
Each participating college will
select eight players from their un
dergraduates. The elimination con
test here will be in January if enogh
The actual tournament will be
played February 23, 24, or 25 here,
with the prepared hands sent by
mail. Sixteen pairs of the high
scorers throughout the nation will
have their expenses paid to Chicago;
where the final round will be play
There are no entry fees or other
charges for the contest.
other grade-school and high
school parts here in Eugene,
where she has always lived. She
began her University theater
career last year when she played
Lorraine Sheldon in "The Man
Who Came to Dinner,” and
Queen Hippolyta in “Midsummer
“Since I didn’t say a word in the
latter, I’d say that I liked my part
in ‘The Man’ best,” Diane com
She compares her present ro'.e
of Lady Sneerwell to that part.
“Both women serve as the rival
hr ‘other woman’ type in that they
try to take the hero away from
Diane added that Lady Sneerwell,
as many of the other “School for
Scandal” characters, lives up to her
name well. She’s the ring-leader oi
a group of gossiping aristocrats.
Costumes for the play are de
scribed by Diane as “very beautiful
and colorful.” Hers includes a dress
with the extreme bustle, tight-fit
ting bodice, and high wig of the
eighteenth-century period in which
the play was written.
“All lines in the play are given in
a very elaborate manner, which is
how the people spoke then,” said
Diane. "Some of us in the cast
have had a hard time getting away
from modern slang inflections.’*’
She added that although the com
edy is a period play, it is not far re
moved from modern life, with its
gossipers who delight in news of a
Diane is majoring in speech and
drama, but says that she doesn’t
quite know what it will lead to
yet, although she definitely wants
to work in the theater field.
She has one major hope for the
year—that she might have a chance
to act in the new theater, now un
dergoing construction, before she
graduates next spring.
DIANE BARNHART will play
the role of Lady Sneerwell, ring
leader of a group of gossiping
aristocrats, in the University
theater’s “School for Scandal”
opening December 3.
On Radio KEX
With "U" Talent
The “Campus Headlines” pro
gram presented last night over sta
tion KOAC, will be released by
transcription to station KEX in
Portland Saturday, November 27,
at 9:30 p.m.
The half-hour program centers
around a confused array of things
that might happen without a script.
Between arguments about who is
responsible for not having the
script ready in time, the show re
lates history and future plans of
the current University expansion
Dick Williams, newly appointed
director of the Student Union re
lates plans for the Erb Memorial
Union, and the Villard addition and
new women’s dorm are discussed.
The show was written and direct
ed by Norm Lamb. Max Darnielle
and his band supplied the music
with vocals by Stan Smith.
By Associated Press
It’s far from official, but the Orange Bowl could stage a
“triple O” game next New Year’s day.
The O’s would be for Oregon, Oklahoma and, of course,
Oregon is interested. Orange Bowl officials received a
telegram which told how good their team was.
Oklahoma is the apple of the Orange Bowl committee’s eye.
And with its enlarged stadium
seating 60,000, the committee
believes it’s in better position
to meet competition from other
By tradition, the Orange Bowl
game includes a southern team.
But there is no rule requiring it, and
the message from Oregon students
•—miffed because the Pacific Coast
Conference voted to send Califor
nia to the Rose Bowl — wasn’t
brushed off by the committee.
The selection committee for the
Orange Bowl hasn’t said a word as
yet. An announcement could come
anytime between now and Saturday
The University of Oregon,
whose football team finished the
Pacific Coast Conference season
with a half-game edge over Cali
fornia’s Rose Bowl entry, has de
clined invitations to play post
season games in Los Angeles and
in San Diego, Athletic Director
Leo Harris has announced.
The Harbor Bowl at Los Angeles
was declined last night, and Mon
day night Harris wired to the spon
soring Los Angeles American Leg
ion that Oregon could not compete
in a game in the coliseum Dec. 18.
The Harbor Bowl is a New Year’s
Harris said that Oregon has re
ceived several "feelers” on other
post-season games, but would be in
terested only in major bowl tilts
apparently the Orange, Sugar and
Cotton Bowls are included.
Cotton Bowl Officials said yes
terday there was small likelihood
of an announcement of the visit
ing team in tin * .'alias New Years’
Day grid classic before sometime
(Please turn to pane cic/ht)
Weather Havoc Hits Vacation,
Missed Road, Tell Next Relation
By Fred Young
The infallible weatherman re
ports continued showers, which
may give the road toward home
a somewhat slippery status.
You might object to this by sur
mising that the weather report was
incorrect last Monday. Since then
it did not rain, yet it seemed wet
out and the road towards home was
But, we hope the desire to ar
rive early to tart the vacation ear
lier—or, just to start the vacation
earlier, will not cause campus “hot
pilots” to slip up on the wet road.
You’ll be a little late to get your
arm in the cast for the “Messiah.”
The unfortunate truth to the
matter is that during these last
few years when the time merits a
mass exodus from the University,
we soon view in the Emerald or
elsewhere that so-and-so (he's in
my Kem Tone 112 class!!) sort of
messed up his recently unmort
gaged turnabout hs he tried to in
dividually construct a new tunnel
in the Willamette pass. It’s been
like clock-work, so drive better
when it's wetter.
Don’t sell the local constabulary
short. The highways leading out
of town are always well patrolled
I on the days we students depart in
haste. And those that do in haste—
are cheerfully given a token of the
city to take along with them, and
to bring to court with them when
they get back. The speed limits are
brutally enforced, and the reven
ues make law enforcement seem
secondary. Commissions will prob
ably be boosted today. And they
had to vote a bond issue to finance
The University will request you
to drive slowly and remain in good
shape for the turkey dinner. We
suggest you drive it easily or you
might be more so than the turkey.
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Everybody seems to 'Know who
ought to play in the Sugar Bowl
football game — except the men
who pick the teams.
Advice has been pouring into
Sugar Bowl headquarters by tele
gram, telephone, letter and post
card, from U. S. senators, spoil?
editors, influential alumni, and a
regular correspondent who signs
The advice is much appreciat
ed, because it certainly shows
somebody cares. But the selec
tion committee is keeping an
open mind, at least until Satur
"We haven't sent anyone any
where to talk to anyone or look at
any team,” is the rather definite
way the Sugar Bowl's executive
manager, Fred Digby, described
the situation today.
Members of the committee are
going to talk about the New Year’3
day team tomorrow—but just to
each other. They’ve scheduled a
meeting for the purpose.
The Sugar Bowl isn’t commit
ted to the choice of a southeast
ern conference team. But at least
three—Georgia, Mississippi and
Tidane—are more or less in tho
running for a bid.
Announcement of a Red Cross
sponsored Christmas gift drive to
be held December 2 and 3 was made
yesterday by Drive Chairman Pat.
The gifts will be sent to the Vet
erans’ Memorial hospital in Rose
Representatives in all campus
living organizations will gather the
gifts, and recognition will be given
to the house which makes the larg
Miss Williams recommended that
students find articles at home dur
ing the Thanksgiving holiday which
they could contribute. Suggested1
donations are harmonicas, playing
cards, combs, book markers, ad
dress books, belts, billfolds, plastia
or leather cigarette cases, handker
chiefs, puzzles, and stationery.