Junior Weekend Princess r Virginia Thompson, one of the five finalists in the Junior Week ! .end queen competition, has a unique hobby—mountain climbing. The pretty junior is an English major, was a member of Kwama last f years, and is social chairman of her living organization, University ! .house. (Photo by Kirk Braun) * * $ ft ( Royalty New To Dark-Haired JW Princess f Surprised is hardly the word for it. “I nearly swallowed the soap.” That's how Princess Virginia Thompson told of her.reaction to -the news that she would be a mem ber of the Junior weekend court. She was obviously not expecting the news at the time. , ~ The dark-haired, statuesque -princess listed many of the usual co-ed interests, including dancing, but added a rather unusual one: mountain climbing. “The judges sfiickered when I told them this; I ' -don’t think they believed me,” she told her interviewer. She went on to explain -that she i -had had this interest since she was j. quite young, since her father had been a guide. She includes Mt. 'Hood and Mt. St. Helens among the peaks she has scaled. ] - A native Oregonian, born in j “Portland, Virginia started high 'school at Monmouth, then moved Ito Iowa City where she finished high school. She returned to the -University here. -An English major “because i like ft,” Virginia, now a junior, plans to work as a secretary after gradu ation. A Kwama last year, Virginia is 'active in the affairs at University Jaouse, where she was social chair man this year. This is the first ittme she has been "royalty.” fleet Officers ^University of Oregon Religious Council will meet to elect officers fen- the ensuing year on May 3, at 7:30 p. m. at the Christain House, 736 E. 16th Street. Nominations are: president, Ed Ueide, vice president, Velma Snell strom, secretary, Mary Griffiths and Eleanor Mathews, and for treasurer, Jack Merner. History Classes Dismissed Today As a token of tribute to the memory of Dr. John T. Ganoe, professor of history who died Thursday in Portland, all history classes Saturday morning will be dismissed, Dan £. Clark, head of the history department, announc ed yesterday. Memorial service for Dr. Ganoe will be held this afternoon in the Congregational church at 1:30. Weekend Tickets On Sale Tuesday Tickets for three major Junior Weekend functions will go on sale in the Co-op and at the Educational Activities office, Tuesday morning. Luncheon tickets will sell for 45 cents, the all-campus sing, 80 cents, and the prom, $2.00, per couple in cluding tax. Sales will coi^inue from 8:45 a. m. to 5 p. m. each day and will end at noon, Saturday. Crown Queen at Two... Gaiety, Festivities Top Law Weekend All Hail Her Royal Majesty Avery I who begins her glorious rule at 2 today. When the custom-made golden crown is placed on her delicate head in front of Fenton hall today, the festivities and gaiety of Law School weekend will begin, with the law school students temporarily reduced to a state of “deminimus toxicomanio.” In keeping with the theme of “One Thousand and One Nights,” the queen's coronation robe will be a blue Egyptian gown richly embroidered with gold and cut with a deep heart-shaped neckline. The queen will be crowned by the prime minister who will b a member of the faculty. The coronation procession will be led by flower girls Jack Hill, Wally Martin and Bill Rooney. Crown-Bearer Bill (Pear-Shaped) Jayne will pre cede Princesses Roberts and Richard Carney. The royal princesses will be robed in svelt Mother Hub bard style gowns. After the coronation, the Royal Loyal band, led by Tracy Gitchell, and the entire law school student body will parade, ending at the ball field by the ROTC building. The faculty will be transported by sailboat while the royal court will travel by buggy, with law students for horses. The afternoon schedule will be completed by the Law School-BA School softball game, with Queen Avery throwing out the first pitch. Triumph is in evitable for the future lawyers, the loyal royal sub jects of Queen Avery maintain. Law School weekend will officially end with a dance at the Vets’ Memorial Union from 9-12. Refreshments for the loyal subjects will be amply provided during the afternoon, according to last minute reports yesterday. Fiftieth Year of Publication and Sendee to the University VOLUME L UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1949 NUMBER 129 Weatherman Says Sunshine For Today's Soph Gathering Transportation Provided to Picnic Scene “So what if it rains, we got a fire place.” With that Herb Nill expres sed the completeness of the plan ning for the Sophomore Picnic this afternoon at Swimmers’ Delight. But the weatherman says its sun shine for this afternoon, so the soft ball diamond, picnic grounds, and swimming area will compete with the dance hall for attention from picnickers. Free Transportation Transportation to the park will be supplied free of charge by the military science department, who have offered the truck which will leave the Co-op a number of times during the day. For Picknickers who have cars today, here’s how to get to Swim mers’ Delight. Take highway 99 south to Gosh en. Turn left at junction toward Oakridge. About two or three miles along this road there’s a sign pointing towards Svvimmers’ Delight. Can’t be missed. First trip will be at 1, second trip at 1:45, and third trip at 2:30. Return journeys will be made at regular intervals from 3 on till 5:30. Sell Lunches Sandwiches, spuci-nuts, ana cokes will be sold at the park for those who don't bring their lunch, or who want to supplement what they did bring. Donna Mary Brennan is in charge of food. Sgt. and Mrs. D. N. Elliott will be chaperones for the afternoon. The class of ’51 picnic i* the first off-campus picnic sponsored by a class in recent years. Tickets for the affair are 50 cents, and may be purchased at the gate of Swim mers’ Delight. Bouquets Deserved Persons who have made arrange ments for the affair include promo tion chairman Stan Turnbull; post ers Donna Fields; tickets Jim Cox and Steve Church, Eager sophomores get an early start for their class picnic this af ternoon. From left to right, Larry Hull, Ruth Minhos, Herb Nill, Sally Beach, Dick Fortwood, Anne Spence. (Photo by Kirk Braun) 'Marco Millions' Set For Opening Tonight Audiences attending the University Theater spectacle pro duction “Marco Millions”, to be presented in McArthur court tonight at 8:00, are assured of hearing every line. Five microphones have been installed on the double stage where the action will take place, according to D. L. Hunter, head of the audio-visual department. Hunter, who arranged sound equipment for “Green Pastures” Baldwin Awarded Geology Grant E. M. Baldwin, assistant profes sor of geology, recently received a fellowship in the Geological Society of America, according to an an nouncement yesterday. His election was based on his publication record. Articles on his work have appeared in various geo logical journals. Dr. Baldwin has made geological surveys and stud ies of the Coast Range area of Wes tern Oregon and has mapped this region. and "M ld-Summer night’s Dream,” former spectacle pro ductions, will control the mic rophones, which have been specially situated to follow the action of the play. Written by one of America’s foremost playwrights, Eugene O'Neill, “Marco Millions" tells the story of Marco Polo's journey to the court of Kublai Kaan. Weekly Fortrays Marco Polo Norm Weekly is cast as Polo, who is shown to be a shallow, greedy braggart by contrast with the quiet wise Orientals. Cliff James will portray Kublai Kaan; Doree Brownlee will play the role of his granddaughter. Princess Kukachin; Earl Taylor, Ken Neal, and Gordon Erickson are cast au Nicolo, Chu Yin, and Maffeo. The cast of nearly one "hundred will be clothed in colorful, elaborate costumes valued at almost four thousand dollars. Seven Different Sets Action of the drama will take place on seven different sets, which have been constructed under the di rection of William E. Schlossei, technical director of the University Theater. The University Symphony Orch estra, under the direction of E. A. Cykler, will be featured between acts, and will accompany particular scenes. Reserved seats for “Marco Mil lions,” directed by Horace W. Rob inson, are on sale now in the box office in Johnson hall. General ad mission tickets will be on sale at the door, and are priced at $1.20 and $.60 for students.