Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 05, 1949, Image 1

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    Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
Dr. Moore
On Poet
Some 175 persons were pres
ent Thursday night to hear Dr.
Carlisle Moore discuss the poe
- try of T. S. Eliot, 1948 Nobel
prize winner.
The mixed audience, made up
of students and members of the
Friends of the University of Ore
*■ gon library, heard the fourth in this
term's series of lecture-forums giv
en in the quiet atmosphere of the
library browsing "room.
After a brief biographical sketch
. of Eliot, Mr. Moore read some of
the more prominent works of the
poet. He also played recordings of
- Eliot reading two of his poems,
“Gerontion” and “The Hollow
Men.” Although the speaker warn
ed the audience that they might be
disappointed by Eliot’s rather dry
reading, many persons later report
ed they enjoyed the records. Dr.
Moore then laughingly explained
• that he had hoped his warning
would have just that effect.
His Poetry Difficult
“Many critics have found Eliot’s
* poetry too difficult,’’ Dr. Moore
. • said. “Eliot believed, however, that
it is almost necessary to write dif
ficult poetry in order to express the
- complexity of modern life. He
knows how to write with simplicity
and cheerfulness when he wants
to.” The speaker read one of Eliot’s
- more amusing poems to illustrate
„ this point.
A question period followed the
* lecture, and inquiries by seve'ral of
* the persons in the audience were
. directed towards the basic philoso
phy of Eliot, his religion, and some
of the controversies that have aris
* en concerning his poetry.
The purpose of the Lecture-For
* um series is to relate prominent au
thors and their books to current
questions of history, government,
* philosophy, literature, biography,
. and science. The Thursday night
. talks are free to members of the
association and university students,
said Miss Bernice Rise, head of cir
culation and readers’ consultant.
'I ^ Next Week
Next week's subject is entitled:
“Some sidelights of the Constitu
* tional Convention of 1787,” based
. on a work by Max Farrand. The
speaker will be Dean Orlando Hol
lis, of the law school. Mr. William
Tugman, editor of the Eugene Reg
. ister Guard, will be the discussion
U of O Will Get
Nine Day Vacation
Spring- vacation will begin bn
Saturday, March 19, and last until
Monday, March 28, according to the
office of the registrar. The period
of time is the same as last year’s
News of the change in tuition, de
■ cided upon at the recent state board
i meeting, has not yet been received
! by the registrar. However, it is ex?
! pected that the new rate, $55, will
go into effect next year.
'Year's Best'
By Barbara Hollands
and Bob Funk
University Guild theater last
night presented Tennessee Wil
liams’ "The Glass Menagerie”—
perhaps its best production so far
in the current year.
Mary Esther Brock, portraying
Laura, a neurotic cripple, carried
her role throughout the perform
ance with power and simplicity.
Her expression of Laura’s intense
shyness and acute terror when
meeting situations showed unusual
As Amanda, the tyrannical moth
er, Gerry Hettinger fulfilled the
demands of her extremely difficult
role which could easily have been
over-dramatic or over-amusing,
managed to follow the narrow line
between the two emotions.
Playing the role of narrator and
prodigal son, Louis Vogler was par
ticularly effective in the quarrel
scenes and a climactic 'scene in
which he came home, rather in
ebriated, from an evening ,of mov
ies and quarters over the bar. Vog
ler also displayed understanding of
the delicate balance between humor
and the stark reality of his role.
Appearing in the last scene of
the play, Don Dimick, as the "gen
tleman caller,” remembered his
lines admirably and made it
through to the end of the play. In
one of the most remarkable love
scenes ever written, Dimick did
show a faint grasp of the situation.
Adding to the non-realistic ef
fect of the play, the sets, designed
by Gordon Erickson, were appro
priate to the unconventionality of a
memory play. The lighting and
the musical background accented
the emotional qualities of the
The play, directed by Horace W.
Robinson, found its opening night
audience more than receptive.
Entertainment for Dads Gets
Top Billing in Campus Affairs
Dads' Day Hostess
MRS. PAT METCALF CHASE will reign as hostess for the Dads’
Day weekend activities. Judges selected the former Junior weekend
queen as the veteran’s wife with the personality and charm most ap
pealing to fathers.
Allies Organize
Western Blockade:
BERLIN, Feb. 4 (AP)—The Western allies hit baek at the
Soviet blockade today with a new counter move aimed at stop
ping all truck traffic from the West into the Russian zone of
The action, an open retaliation for the Soviet ring around
Western Berlin, may affect even the Russian satellite nations
of Eastern Europe.
Diplomatic sources in Washington said the United States
JO Department Heads Present
Views On Recent UW Dismissals
Discussing the action of Univer
sity of Washington President Ray
mond B. Allen in dismissing facul
ty members for alleged communis
* tic activities, Dr. E. S. Wengert,
head of the department of political
. science, called the action “wrong
and deplorable in every sense."
“A democracy which refuses to
take a chance,” warned Wengert,
“is doomed to failure. Academic
freedom is an investment that a
community has to make.” Follow
• ing this up, Wengert noted that a
. university should be a place where
all sorts of ideas are developed. He
rejected the idea of limiting
thought and research to any one
field or ideology.
“Most of us need to understand
that we sometimes have to make
investments in things which we dis
like or misunderstand.” Otherwise,
he stated, any unpopular ideas
whatsoever would be ruled out.
Action Went Too Far
“Our college administrations
have the peculiarly dififcult task of
getting people to take faith in the
institution.” Wengert regarded
President Allen’s action as “going
too far.” President Allen had con
tended that the suspended instruc
tors were too narrow-minded (be
cause of communist affiliation) to
be effective.
“For a (college) administration
to attack itself by putting members
in any political party on a blacklist
is confused thinking. A university
must be truly 'universal’, repre
senting all fields of thought. The
real question is whether or not the
people have confidence in them
selves and the democratic system of
government. Looking at the Uni
versity of Washington situation,
one can't help but think that there
must be a lot of scared people up
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nas iaia aown new ana more rigid
terms for settlement of Russo-Wes
tern dispute over Berlin currency.
These sources said the terms are
stated in a U. S. proposal submit
ted to a group of United Nations
experts. They provide for continu
ed circulation of western marks in
the western sector of the city, pend
ing the outcome of efforts to restore
four-power rule. Russian marks
would continue to circulate in the
Soviet sector.)
U. S. and British authorities an
nounced that, effective next Sun
day. the bizonal area will be closed
to all highway freight shipments
destined for the Soviet zone.
The only exceptions to the ban,
the announcement said, will be pas
senger vehicles and those trucks re
turning from trips undertaken be
fore the announcement was made.
UO Plays Host;
Opens Doors to
Visiting Fathers
Living Organizations
Compete tor Honors
In Attendance Contest
Dads registration will open at 9
a. m. today at Johnson hall and in
the^ lobbies of the Eugene and Os
born hotels. Registration will con
tinue through noon, and from 1 to 5
p. m.
Tickets for tonight's Oregon
Washington basketball game
should be purchased at time of reg
istration, announced Ed Anderson,
Dads day chairman. He pointed out
that because of capacity crowds,
tickets probably won’t be sold at
McArthur court tonight.
Alex Murphy, registration chair
man, urged students to remind their
fathers to give the name of their
son’s or daughter's living organiza
tion when they register. This is the
only basis for making attendance
awards, he said.
Flowers for the annual Dad’s day
luncheon in John Straub hall have
been donated by Wayne's Florists
and Tommy Williams flower shop,
announced Bev Miller, luncheon
chairman. Wayne’s gave the table
centerpiece and Williams donated
the hostess' corsage.
The Dads’ day program for Sat
urday includes:
10:00 a. m. Executive committee
meeting, office of the President,
Johnson hall.
12:00 noon. Annual Dads day
luncheon, John Straub hall. Ernest
Haycox, Dads club president, pre«
siding. Address will be by Chan
cellor Paul Packer.
2:15 p. m. Oregon Dads' business
meeting, election of executive com
mittee, University theater, Johnson
6:00 p. m. Dinner with sons and
daughters in living organizations.
8:00 p. m. Varsity basketball
game, McArthur court. Presenta
tion of sign contest and attendance
awards at halftime.
8:00 p. m. University theater pro
duction of "The Glass Menagerie”
by Tennessee Williams, University
theater, Johnson hall.
Sunday’s program:
11:00 a. m. Dads’ day services in
Eugene churches.
1:00 p. m. Dinner with sons arid
daughters in living organizations.
The Dads’ day committee issued
an invitation to all fathers to visit,
classes this morning with their soils
and daughters.
There will also be a campus op
en house this afteraoon after the
business meeting. The University
library, Museum of Art, Museum of
Natural History, and other edpart
ments will be open to visitors.
A conducted tour of new campus
construction will be arranged im
mediately following the general
meeting this afternoon. The tour
will include the Student Union, Wo
men’s dormitory, Speech-Theater
building, and the Music annex.