Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 30, 1949, Image 1

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    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)
* * $
( Royalty New
To Dark-Haired
JW Princess
f Surprised is hardly the word for
“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
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
Weatherman Says Sunshine
For Today's Soph Gathering
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
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
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
The University Symphony Orch
estra, under the direction of E. A.
Cykler, will be featured between
acts, and will accompany particular
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.