VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1949 NUMBER 47 Audience of4000 Receives Pianist With 'Enthusiasm' By BOB FUNK Pianist Grant Johannesen's Eugene concert last night broke the prevailing jinx of his musical career—a storm on concert night. 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. ‘HUMORESQUE’ INCLUDED 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. WIFE ATTENDS 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 ments.” Johannesen recently won first prize in the International Music Festival, held in Belgium. (Please turn to page eight) Wald Will Talk To Journalists John Wald, the “Richfield Re porter,’’ will talk to journalism students today at 3 in Room 105, Journalism. 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 Music. 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 Music School. 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. LANGUAGE PROFESSOR 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 Harvard. MANY CELEBRATIONS 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 German writer-philosopher. 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. SINGING PLANNED 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 in piano. 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 him. The program is open to the public. No admission is charged. Committee Adds To IM Insurance Governing Terms Additions to terms governing the recently-adopted Intramural Accident Insurance Fund have been made by a five-man com mittee. 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 sible.” (Please him to page eight) Officials Regret Food Publicity 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 existing shortcomings. 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.” BROAD STATEMENTS 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.” (Please turn to page eighty PE Majors Claim School Criticism 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 reported. 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 ficulties.” 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 ■ because some: 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.” WAA Petitions 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 letic Association. 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. Program Honors Ancient Scholar 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.