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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1949)
Fifty-First Year of Publication and Service to the University
VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 194!) N UMBER 25
To Sing Tonight
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Kirsten Flagstad, Norway’s
great Wagnerian soprano, appears
at 8:15 tonight in concert at Mc
Arthur Court as the Eugene and
University Civic Music Associa
tion begins its 1949-1950 season.
Madame Flagstad, accompanied
by Vladimir Brenner at the piano,
will present a program varying
from Wagner to lyric compositions
by English composers. Also includ
ed on the program are selections
from Schubert, Brahms, Richard
Strauss and Grieg.
The soprano’s voice, according to
recent press criticisms, is now of
even better quality than it was be
fore the war. It has gained rather
I than suffered from her years of
virtual retirement during World
War II. Attesting to this is the fact
that the singer has received tre
mendous ovations from the Ameri
can audience and press in spite of
controversy over her allegedly pro
Nazi wartime sympathies.
APPEARED AT MET
Kirsten Flagstad was first in
troduced to the American public
in 1935, when fehe appeared at the
Metropolitan Opera in New York.
She was almost immediately ac
claimed as one of the greatest liv
ing sopranos, and a genius in Wag
ju uie ueginnmg ox world War
II, Madame Flagstad returned to
her native Norway to spend the
duration with her husband. She
made only four appearances during
the war, all in neutral countries;
however, due to her husband’s
known Nazi leanings, she has been
a center of much criticism.
CLEARED IN NORWAY
This has come chiefly from the
United States; her own country
has cleared her of all disloyalty
charges, and her return to the con
cert stage was welcomed enthusi
astically throughout Europe and
Madame Flagstad’s Eugene ap
pearance is one of many included
in her second post-war American
The program for the concert
appears on page 6.
Student Fills UK Job
Randall S. Caswell, son of Dr.
andd Mrs. A. E. Caswell of Eugene,
will serve as associate professor of
physics at the University of Ken
tucky. He will begin work in Feb
ruary, 1950, after completing his
doctorate degree at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
Blamed in Exec
Joel Krane, who holds the con
cession for football programs, ex
plained yesterday he had frater
nity brothers sell programs at the
games because past sales ran as
short as 2000 copies unsold.
In answering accusations made
at Monday night’s ASUO Execu
tive Council meeting, Krane said
that Art Litchman, athletic publici
ty director, told him he didn’t care
how the programs were sold so
long as there weren't many left
Krane said he has held the con
cession for four years and had con
sistently been caught with unsold
programs when they were being
solicited solely by campus honor
He explained that the shortage
at the Colorado game Oct. 15 was
because there weren't enough cop
In the future so long as the hon
oraries have all the programs they
want, Krane said he saw no reason
for not letting fraternity brothers
handle part of the sales.
“The main thing is that I'm not
caught With copies left over,” he
Deadline for Skull and Dagger
members to turn in Sophomore
Whiskerino tickets has been ex
tended until Thursday.
'Seventeen' to Publish
Student's Short Story
Marge Scandling, junior in jour
nalism, received a notice of accept
ance yesterday from Seventeen
magazine for a short story entitled
"I Just Can’t Help It.”
‘‘I wrote the story last winter in
a short-story class,” explained Miss
Scandling: ‘‘Then I entered it in
the “Mademoiselle” contest for
college fiction. It didn’t win any
She submitted “I Just Can’t Help
It” for publication last summer,
along with another story which
Seventeen had sent back to be re
written. A letter from Seventeen
Editor Margot Macdonald indicat
ed that the accepted story will be
published in the January issue of
“I’ve been writing stories for
five years, so of course I was very
pleased when this one was ac
cepted,” Miss Scandling said.
“What am I going to do with the
money ? I think maybe I’ll give a
party for all my room-mates who
have had to read my stories.”
Miss Scandling will submit a
biographical sketch to Seventeen’s
“You Worked With Us This
Month” column. The sketch will
appear in the same issue with the
Homecoming hostess candidates
have been selected by 25 women’s
First elimination, which will
pare the list to six, will be held at
7:15 Thursday night in Alumni
Hall, Gerlinger. Candidates have
been asked by Betty Wright, selec
tion committee member, to wear
short silks for the affair.
Final voting will be by students
in the Co-op next Tuesday and
Wednesday, The hostess will be
announced Nov. 5 at the Wash
ington game in Portland.
Judging Thursday will be on
four points: poise, charm, appear
ance, and ability to speak effect
ively. Judges were announced in
Tuesday’s Emerald. They include
two students, three faculty mem
bers, and two downtown business
Joan White, Zeta Tau Alpha;
Virginia Thompson, University
House; Shirley Smouse, Sigma
Kappa; Clara Belle Roth, Rebec
House; Carol Kneeland, Pi Beta
Phi; Marjory Griffith, Orides;
Grace Hoffman, Kappa Kappa
Gamma; Melba Heyser, Keppa Al
Sue Dimm, Carson Hall No. 3;
Ardetta Daniel, Carson Hall No. 2;
Nancy Allison, Hendricks Hall;
Eva Paronen, Highland House;
Barbara Buddenhagen, Gamma Phi
Beta; Lou Weston, Delta Zeta;
Marguerite Johns, Delta Gamma;
Carol Bartel, Delta Delta Delta.
Janet Morrison, Chi Omega;
Shirley Anderson, Ann Judson
House; Mary Dewees, Alpha Xi
Delta; Sally Beckett, Alpha Phi;
Wilrae Widness, Alpha Omicron
Pi; Jackie Moore, Alpha Chi Ome
ga; Frances Flehr, Alpha Hall.
No candidate from Carson Hall
No. 4 had been named at Emerald
Judging- of Homecoming Noise
Parade floats will be based on four
main points, according to informa
tion released by Vern Beard, para
1. Sustained .noise along 13th
street between Alder and Kincaid
2. Appearance of float in rela
tion to theme displayed—25%.
3. Spirit of float occupants—
4. Ingenuity in methods of noise
Chairmanships of five Home
coming Dance committees and nu
merous committee positions are
now open to University students.
Students are needed to chair
man the following committees:
Decoration; patrons and pro
grams; tickets; clean-up; and
Interested students, freshmen
through seniors, are urged to pe
tition for dance positions by Jerry
Smith, dance chairman.
Petitions should be turned in by
5 p.m. today to Smith at the Phi
Gamma Delta house.
TWO JOES AND A BETTY share the Betty Coed—Joe College
spotlight today. Interviews of these three finalists appear below,
with the series concluding in Thursday’s Emerald. Final voting is
scheduled Friday night at the Whiskerino. From left, Dick Lee,
Kathy Newman, and Bob Gray. (Emerald photo by Deane Bond.)
Three More Candidates Share
Betty, Joe Election Limelight
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Two Joe College candidates and
one prospective Betty Coed were
interviewed Tuesday, continuing
the series which will be completed
Kathy Newman, Kappa Alpha
Theta; Dick Lee, Alpha Tau Ome
ga; and Bob Gray, Sigma Chi, will
share today's spotlight.
Voting for Betty and Joe will
take place from 8:45 to 10 p.m.
Friday at the Wliiskerino. Skull
and Dagger members are taking
Betty Coed candidates to men’s
houses at noon for beard checks,
and Kwamas are introducing Joe
College contestants to women's
living organizations at dinner.
Bob Gray is glad today that he
was fired this summer.
The tall, blonde Joe College fin
alist told this story on himself
when interviewed Tuesday:
It seems that he spent the sum
mer loading boxcars for the Union
Pacific Railroad. Being an easy
going fella generally, he used to
sneak a few winks on the job, but
wasn’t caught until the day before
he planned to quit.
That day he didn’t play it smart.
He went to sleep amid bales and
packages in one of the cars, where
he was found by the powers that
be as they made their final check
before sealing the car.
FREE RIDE NIXED
‘'Lucky thing,” Bob laughed. “I
got fired, but if they hadn't found
me I might have found myself in,
Pocatello in the morning.”
A pre-med major, Bob is getting
a taste of his own medicine from
his Sigma Chi fraternity brothers.
He's always razzed the boys about
this “rah rah stuff,” pretending
conservatism. Then came his selec
tion as Joe College finalist.
Now he’s really getting it.
Bob’s not all rah rah boy, as his
record proves. Last year he was
awarded the freshman interfratcr
nity council scholarship and served
! as games chairman for the Oregon
picnic; he is a member of Skull
I and Dagger, sophomore men’s ser
vice honorary, and Alpha Phi Ome
ga, national service honorary.
His phenomenal high school rec
ord includes the posts of student
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Rally Tickets Sell
In Living Groups
Highest percentage of ticket
sales for the Portland rally Nov.
4 wil earn some campus living or
ganization free passes for each
member to a movie at the Para
mount Theater. The rally will be
held inside the theater.
All living organizations are ask
ed to select a house chairman for
rally ticket sales today. The chair
men should' contact Jerry Kinners
ley, ticket sales chairman, at the
Phi Kappa Psi house immediately.
Tickets will sell for 85 cents and
will admit Oregon students to the
regular movies showing at the
Paramount plus the rally program.
Th# rally is scheduled for 7:30 Fri
day, Nov. 4, the night before the
annual Portland game.
Tickets on Sale
Seven hundred reserve seat tick
ets to the Oregon State game, set.
aside for wives and husbands of
University students, will go on sale
today at McArthur Court.
The seats are. the only ones left
to the game.
The Athletic Department had
originally planned to seat wives
and husbands in the student sec
However, the University’s en
rollment this fall was higher than
expected as was the number of stu
dents who picked up athletic books.
With all students expected at the
Oregon State game, it was neces
sary to set aside a block of reserve
seats for the wives and husbands.
The policy followed by the Uni
versity is similar to that of other
Pacific Coast institutions for their
"big games.” Since all seats to this
game are reserved, it is necessary
to charge the reserve seat price, it
was pointed out.
Students will have until Thurs
day afternoon to pick up those
tickets. Those remaining will be
used to fill back orders now on.
file at the Athletic Business Office,