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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1949
By BOB FUNK
Pianist Grant Johannesen's Eugene concert last night broke
the prevailing jinx of his musical career—a storm on concert
It always storms on the nights I play, ’ Johannesen marvel
ed. “ I played last year in New York on the night of the big bliz
zard; A week ago tonight in Amsterdam I played to an audience
that braved the worst rainstorm of the season.”
Johannesen’s concert, last in the fall series of the Eugene and
University Civic Music Associa
tion, was attended by approxi
mately 4000 persons, who received
his program, ranging from Bach
to Gershwin, with enthusiasm.
Included in the pianist’s encores
were “Humoresque” by Schumann,
“Three Preludes” by Gershwin,
and “Minute Waltz” by Chopin.
Johannesen’s concert here was
the first in his present tour—he
will next, appear in San Francisco,
playing with the symphony orches
tra there on Dec. 9, 10, and 11.
From the West Coast he will tour
through the South, terminating
his series of concerts in New York.
The artist’s wife, Helen Taylor
Johannesen, was in the audience
at last night’s concert. Mrs. Jo
hannesen is a composer of music
in her own right.
“Our similar interests are very
convenient,” declared Johannesen.
“We often play two-piano arrange
Johannesen recently won first
prize in the International Music
Festival, held in Belgium.
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Wald Will Talk
John Wald, the “Richfield Re
porter,’’ will talk to journalism
students today at 3 in Room 105,
Wald's talk was arranged by
Raymond Johnson, instructor in
journalism and radio newswriting.
The School of Journalism and Sig
ma Delta Chi, men’s national jour
nalistic fraternity, are co-sponsors.
Johnson said Wald will make a
brief formal speech, and then de
vote his time to answering ques
tions about radio news reporting.
All journalism students are in
vited to hear Wald, Johnson said.
Wald is in Eugene to help ob
serve “Richfield Week.” The news
caster will broadcast his news pro
gram at 10 tonight from the Pers
ian Room of the Eugene Hotel.
Weather . . .
Mostly cloudy with occasional
rain Thursday and Friday.
UC's Dr. Wolff to Talk
jOn Goethe at 8 Tonight
The bicentennial of Goethe’s
birth will be celebrated here to
night with a program sponsored
jointly by the University Lectures
Committee and the School of
Dr. Hans Wolff, University of
California faculty member, will
give an address on Goethe's per
sonality. The program will begin
at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the
The cathedral scene from the
Oratorio “Faust” by Robert Schu
mann will be heard, as well as
music by Schubert, Mozart, Bee
thoven, and Hugo Wolf.
Mr. Wolff is a professor of Ger
man at the University of Califor
nia and is the author of three
books in German, “Goethe’s Path
Toward Humanism,” “Kleist—A
Political Poet,” and “The Philoso
phy of German Enlightenment.”
He is the son of Max Wolff,
German Shakespearean scholar.
The lecturer received his doc
tor’s degree from Brown Univer
sity in Rhode Island, and later
taught there. He has also taught
at the University of Texas and
Celebra'tions in honor of
Goethe’s birth are being held in
[ many parts of the world. One of
the most widely known of such
festivals was in Aspen, Colo., for
which participants came from all
parts of the world. Goethe was a
The scene from Schumann’s
“Faust” will close the program.
It will be sung by Miss Florence
Vanderwieken, professor of voice,
and Herman Gelhausen, professor
of voice. The University Singers
directed by Donald W. Allton, and
the University Orchestra conduc
ted by Edmund A. Cykler, will
also participate in the scene.
Earlier in the program Miss
Vanderwicken, soprano, will sing
“The Violet" by Mozart, “Delight
of Sorrow” by Beethoven. “Who
Never Ate His Bread With Tears”
by Schubert, and “Restless Love”
by Schubert. She will be accom
panied by Wade Parks, instructor
During the program Mr. Gel
hausen, a bass-baritone, will sing
“Calm at Sea” by Schubert, “Wan
derer’s Night Song” by Hugo
Wolf, and “To Father Chronos” by
Schubert. Stacey Green, assistant
professor of piano will accompany
The program is open to the
public. No admission is charged.
To IM Insurance
Additions to terms governing
the recently-adopted Intramural
Accident Insurance Fund have
been made by a five-man com
The new sections would require
injured students to have as much
of their treatment taken care of
at the Infirmary as possible, and
would require students to pay for
ambulance calls, unless the emer
gency in question made the ambu
lance a necessity.
The committee urged men’s dor
mitories to adopt the program. All
fraternities and Campbell Club
now participate, but of the dorms,
only Sherry Ross Hall and Stan
Ray Hall have paid. Participating
groups are assessed $3 each per
term which will bring the total
fund to $300 if all join the plan.
Members of the committee were
Kenny Seeborg representing the
Interfraternity Council; Clarence
Naapi for the dormitories; Paul
R. Washke for the intramural of
fice; Dr. F. N. Miller of the Health
Service; and Vergil Fogdall of the
Office of Student Affairs.
The new sections state, in full,
a., “If the injured student should
have to go downtown after con
sultation with nurses or the Doc
tor at the Health Service, subse
quent treatments should be taken
care of at the Infirmary if pos
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University officials expressed
regret last night at an Interdorm
Council meeting that unfavorable
publicity had come to the Univer
sity as a result of the recent
criticisms of dormitory food.
They promised to investigate the
problem and do what was possible
within the budget to correct any
Glenn Winklebleck, sophomore
in liberal arts from Portland, said
he would not have taken his letter
with its 397 signatures to the
Oregonian and the Oregon Jour
nal last Friday if he had known
the response would be “like this.”
“But I don’t think the response
would have been like this,” he
said, “if we had not done it.”
H. P. Barnhart, dormitory foods
director, said that Winklebleck's
letter, part of which was published
in Sunday’s Oregonian, contained
some broad statements. He said it
is a different matter when you get
down to facts.
An average of 448 men eat
breakfast on weekdays he pointed
out, and 272 on Saturdays and
Sundays. This would be a weekday
average of 64 per cent. Winkle
bleck’s letter stated that less than
half of the men ate breakfast.
“It isn't true that the food at
John Straub is better than that
served at Veterans Commons,”
Barnhart stated. “It is of exactly
the same quality.”
“The atmosphere is much better
at Straub,” he said. “At the Com
mons it is noisy during meals and
the fluorescent lights give the
food a bad color.”
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PE Majors Claim
Results in Oust
By ANNE GOODMAN
]'oui majois and one minor in the women’s physical educiv*
lion school were requested this week to discontinue courses in
the school. 1 his action was a result of comments made at a gen
eral 1 L meeting (let. 27, the live believe, concerning the admin
istration of the school.
.Advisers told them they lacked "a professional attitude," they
I he requests were the first the two juniors and three sopho
mores had heard of what advisers termed their "disloyalty, poor
attitudes, and uncooperativeness.” No mention of grades was
made in any of the cases.
Dean R. \\ . Leighton, of the School of Health and Physidal
Education, believed that the girls had better change their majors
il advisers felt they would not be successful in the field.
MEETING HELD ON REQUIRED COURSES
He said the situation is not an outcome of a meeting held Oct.
27 in which women I’I', majors discussed physics and chemistry
courses, required of them. Myrtle S. Spande, professor of IJE.
Marjorie Murray, instructor in PE, and Leighton attended the
meeting. Miss Spande and Miss Murray arc advisers to all wo
men PE majors and minors.
At the meeting students felt that requirements should be
changed so that either chemistry, physics, or both would not be
necessary in the course. These subjects were pulling down other
wise good grades, they said.
“There were admittedly some poor practices in the teaching
of chemistry," Leighton stated. “We set tip tutoring classes in
chemistry and one in physics, to help those students having dif
Miss Murray^and Miss Spande, both in their first year at the
University, refused to comment on any phase of the situation.
TWO OTHERS NOTIFIED
Besides the five girls who were advised to drop PE courses,
two others stated they were being given another term “to im
prove their attitudes.”
Grades of the five range from a 1.8 to 2.9 accumulative. All
have received a predominance of A’s and B’s in their PE courses.
However, they were told that grades had no influence on the ad
vice given them.
According to Dean Leighton these students were so advised ■
1. Did not take the complete PIC major requirements.
2. Did not appear to be the type of person which the school
could recommend to administrators.
3. Did not seem to enter whole-heartedly in their work.
Students complained of pot being told what criteria were be
ing used to judge whether or not they were the right type of
person for the field.
STUDENTS ‘BREAK DOWN’
Manjr “broke down” after their registration interviews.
One student said she was told she faced a crossroads earlier
in the term and went the wrong way.
“Why didn't they tell me that two months ago? Why wait
so late?" she asked.
She had never received below a B in the PIC school.
Another was told she didn't have a teacher’s qualifications.
Just what were a teacher’s qualifications and which ones she
lacked she didn't know.
Yet another who complained of not being allowed to sign up
for any professional courses in the school, claimed she also was
not told “why I would not be a good PIC teacher.”
Due Today at 5
All women students have until
5 p.m. today to petition for chair
man and committee positions for
the annual Carnival, sponsored
winter term by the Women's Ath
Petitions' may be turned in to
President Bonnie Gienger, Hen
dricks Hall, or Vice-President Joan
Carr at the Pi Beta Phi house.
Openings are for general co
chairmen and chairmen of decora
tions, finance, food, booths, proper
ties, tickets, clean-up, and promo
tion and publicity.
Petitioners do not have tp be
members of WAA.
A symposium commemorating
the life and influence of William of
Occam, 14th century theologian
and philosopher, was held Tuesday
night in the browsing rdom.
Papers were read by Alburey
Castell, head of the philosophy de
partment; Quirinus Breen, associ
ate professor of history and social
science; Arthur Pap, assistant pro
fessor of philosophy; and Lewis
Gleiselman, graduate assistant in
philosophy. Speakers were intro
duced by Paul B. Means, head of
the religion department, who led
a discussion following the talks.