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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 3, 1949)
Hettinger Plays Role of Nagger
By Barbara Hollands
k “Playing the part of a nagging I
wife seems to be my specialty,” |
laugher Gerry Hettinger, who will
play the leading role in the Univer
sity theater’s production of “The
Glass Menagerie” which opens on
Friday night, February 4.
Last year Gerry, who is a senior
in drama, played such a part in
the person of Mrs. Zero in “The
Adding Machine.” She also ap
peared in “The Man Who Came to
Dinner,” and has been active in the
“Amanda doesn't fit into the us
ual t,ype, though,” Gerry went on,
referring to her present role. “Her
one goal in life is to achieve happi
ness for her children, and although
her attempts have just the opposite
effect, the audience can feel des
perately sorry for her.”
A Southern belle who made an
unwise choice in marriage, and was
deserteu by her husband, Amanda
inspires sympathy. Her son Tom
narrates the drama, and he correct
ly describes his father as “a tele
phone man who fell in love with
Amanda is a woman of great but
confused vitality. She lives in a
world of illusions, having failed to
establish contact with reality.
"'“Amanda’s superficiality — her
company manner — her Southern
gentility — her overbearing sweet
ness — make her seem ridiculous
at times,” Gerry Said, “but there
is a tenderness anu a guuu umu
under this surface.”
Tickets for the seven perform
ances of “The Glass Menagerie” are
now on sale at the University thea
ter box office in Guild hall. The
play will be produced on February
4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Because of
the Northwest Drama conference
which will be in session on the last
three days, students are urged to
attend an earlier performance.
Bible Studies Today
The Inter-varsity Christian Fel
lowship will sponsor Bible studies
today at 8 a. m. in room 204 of the
library, at 11 a. in. in the confer
ence room of the YMCA, and at 2
p. m. in Gerlinger annex.
Play Day Petitions
Due This Evening
Play day petitions will be accept
ed until 5 p. m. today. Applicants
may turn them in to Bep McCour
rey at the Delta Gamma house.
Positions open are general chair
man, and chairman of registration,
invitations, refreshments, clean-up,
games and hostess committees.
Oregon will be host for campus
Play day for the first time this
year. Girls from schools throughout
the state will convene here to par
ticipate in badminton, tennis, vol
leyball, softball, swimming and
Petitions and eligibility slips may
be obtained at the dean's office in
Play day was held at Heed col
lege in Portland last year.
Lutheran Meeting Set
The Lutheran Student Associa
tion will meet at Luther house
Thursday at 1 p. m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 11:30 p. m.
Tickets Now On Sale
ON OUR SCREEN
A Horror Thriller Chiller
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
A MAM D/ED -
He had worked late—he was tired—thoughtlessly he walked to the
right along the darkened highway. Beyond the turn of the road were
the lights of home.
Speeding through thS early darkness/ a driver urged his car
along, hugging the edge of the road. A dim shape, a sudden sicken
ing jolt — and the terrorized driver, his car'careening,"sped ^on—
around the curve, past the lighted cottageJbesidelthe:road.. And in
the still of the night, a man died.
These are the ingredients of accidents and death at night. Often
the victim contributes to his own death by not walking to the left,
facing traffic. But far too many pay with their lives for the reckless
driving of the hit-and-run car coward. To him self-preservation is
more urgent than the saving of a. life.
To his kind let this be a warning. Of all highway and traffic vio
lators, the hit-and-run driver fares worst. Sooner or later, his crime
leads to prison and disgrace.
The highways shall be cleared of these auto highwaymen.