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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 29, 1949)
From Slaves to Warriors
Costumes Present Difficult Problem
Clothing the cast bembers who
portray the two hundred and fifty
odd roles in the University theater
spectacle production, “Marco Mil
lions,” has been keeping pert Peg
Randall busy since the beginning
of spring term.
Interviewed in the midst of the
organized disarray that typifies
any costume room, Peg demon
strated proof that the little room
in back of the Stage in Atac court,
where "Marco Millions” will be
presented Saturday night, contains
much more than the average ward
robe for the average production.
“We are costuming coolies,
slaves, a Mongolian warrior, a
Buddhist priest, a Persian Khan,”
Peg said, mentioning just a few of
the many and varied roles in the
Oriental extravaganza about the
life of Marco Polo.
Holding up a coat of mail which
looked as if it had stepped right
out of “King Arthur,” Peg ex
plained that the Saturday night
audience will see it worn by a
She pointed out a plate of arm
or that serves as protection for a
Mohammedan warrior, and the
rich, costly robes of Kublai Kaan
Peg also displayed a lovely sil
ver metallic robe which was the
accepted fashion for the 13th cen
tury Buddhist ruler, and remarked
that one of her main costuming
problems was finding authentic in
formation on what the characters
“It’s easy enough to find out
whht a Toast priest wears today,”
she said, “but what he wore in the
13th century is another question.
“I spent many hours in the Ori
ental library,” Peg continued, “and
I found the information—but I
discovered some of it in books in
French, and even one in German!”
Now that the preliminary work
and planning are over, Peg’s prob
lems are keeping the costumes,
valued at about $4000, repaired,
and checking them out to cast
members at each rehearsal.
After the performance Saturday
night, Peg will collect the garb,
and return some of it to the cos
tumer in San Francisco who fur
nished it, and the rest to the cos
tume room in the basement of
Comedy and music will be com
bined in the music school presen
tation of three short operas, “The
Maid as Mistress,” “There and
Back,” and “The Telephone,” on
May 3, 4, and 5 at 8:15 p.m. in
the music school auditorium.
One of the first comic operas
written, “The Maid as Mistress,”
by Pergolesi, is the story of a maid
who is raised and educated by a
doctor. Of the three operas, this is
the only one presented in costume.
In “There and Back,” by Hinde
mtth, the action takes place when
a girl comes in to greet her hus
band at the breakfast table. From
this beginning the action progress
es rapidly through jealousy, shoot
ing, suicide, and celestial compli
“The Telephone,” by Menotti,
concerns a young man trying to
propose to his beloved, who insists
on holding long conversations dur
ing his visit, interrupting his pro
posal attempts. Written about
1942, this opera has been produced
on Broadway and presented over
Tickets for the operas, all three
of which will be presented each
night, are now on sale in the Co-op
from 9 to 1 and in Miller’s depart
ment store from 11 to 2. Price for
each ticket is $1.20 including tax.
The April issue of the Oregon
Law Review was released yester
day, according to Charles G. How
ard, professor of law and editor-in
chief of the publication.
(Notices for Campus Calendar should be turned in, in typewritten form, to the Emerald
News Editor’s office by 3 p.m. of the day preceding publication. Notices will not be accepted
on Saturdays or Sundays.)
7:00 p.m.—Recorded Concert—Friendly house.
7:30 p.m.—Work party, weiner roast—Christian house.
8:00 p.m.—Talk on “Labor Legislation”—Friendly house.
8:00 p.m.—House party—Wesley house.
8:30 p.m.—Folk music and dancing—Westminster house.
9:00 p.m.—Cosmopolitan party—Friendly house.
10:00 a.m. Saturday—Millrace enthusiasts—Side.
6:30 p.m.—Sunday—Forum—Westminster house.
Sophs Plan Everything
For Picnic But Weather
You’re athletic? Baseball and swimming are planned.
You’re not athletic ? There are swings and lots of shady places to
spread blankets, if you’re a bridge fiend.
You’re set on being social ? There’s going to be dancing.
You’re short on cash? Price is only 50 cents per head.
You say you should study? Don’t be ridiculous: you know you won’t
anyway, so why pretend. And since you aren’t going to study, you
might as well drop out.
All in all, there’s practically no reason for your not coming to the
sophomore picnic, this Saturday at Swimmers’ Delight, from 1 to 5.
You’re not a sophomore ? That’s okay, too. Get a soph to ask you,
or failing in that, come on out anyway.
To sum up: Sophttmore class picnic, Saturday from 1 to 5 at Swim
mers’ Delight, admission 50 cents, transportation in an army truck
available throughout the afternoon; date or no-date.
Other people's Moms are coming
down for Jr. Weekend
SWIM AT BENTON LANE
OPENING - - Sunday May 1st
• HEATED CONTINUOUSLY, FILTERED WATER,
STATE TESTED WEEKLY.
• POOL HOURS, DAILY 1:00-10:00.
• NEW DIVING BOARDS, SUN DECKS AND LOCKING
BENTON LANE PARK
99 W—5 MI. NORTH, JUNCTION CITY
Only 175 Breakfast
Tickets for the buffet breakfast
meeting of Oregon mothers Sat
urday, May 7, are now on sale in
the graduate placement office.
Only 175 tickets are available at
85 cents ach for th affair, which
will take place in John Straub at
The mothers will not be accom
panied by their sons and daugh
ters to the breakfast, at which the
annual Oregon Mothers business
meeting will take place.
Group Plans Dinner
Beta Alpha Psi, accounting hon
orary, will hold a dinner meeting at
6:30, Tuesday, May 3, in the east
dining room of the Eugene hotel,
Andy Ickra, president, announced
Dr. Calvin Crumbaker will be
Typist, term papers, thesis,
letters, intelligently, prompt
ly, inexpensively typed.
CHARLES REETZ, grad,
ass’t. Anthropology Dept.
IT'S JUNIOR PROM TIME!
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