Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1950, Image 1

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'Thunder Rock' Curtain at 8
To Check
Responsibility for checking
graduation requirements will
be placed on individual stu
dents under a new system initi
ated by the Registrar's Office
this term.
^ A visible file containing rec
ords of each senior’s status as to
fulfillment of graduation require
ments is now available to students
at the senior counter on the first
floor of Emerald Hall.
Purpose of the file is to prevent
instances where seniors find they
have not satisfied graduation re
quirements too late to remedy the
situation and are consequently
dropped from the graduation list.
In the past, many seniors have
been faced with this situation.
The new system consists of a
file book situated on the senior
counter containing information
card strips for each senior who has
filed a degree card and an explana
tory chart posted above the book.
Listed on the chart, in simplified
form, are the graduation require
ments found in the 1950-51 cata
logue. The chart also shows where
the information may be found on
each senior’s card strip.
Cards for students who have al
ready filled all requirements are
marked with a large blue dot. Two
colors of cards are used, white for
undergraduates and blue for grad
uate students working for higher
Nine requirements checked, are:
1. Completion of 45 hours of
work since receiving the junior
2. Accumulation of sufficient
Ripper division hours. Professional
schools require 45, while 62 are
needed in the College of Liberal
3. Accumulation of sufficient
hours in subjects for degrees. A
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'Abnormal Cold'
Continues Today
Oregon’s cold wave is due to con
tinue with low temperature for
this morning predicted at some
where between zero and minus five
A high pressure area extending
over western Oregon and Wash
ington is causing the envelopment
of the Pacific Northwest in frigid
Arctic air.
The Willamette Valley went into
its second week of sub-zero wea
ther with little expectation of
warmer temperatures in sight. Eu
gene had a low of minus 2 for
Thursday. Portland and Salem
both recorded minimums of minus
3 degrees.
Some clouding will take place to
day and may help raise the mer
cury a few degrees more than it
was yesterday. The forecast calls
for a high of 25, five more than the
recorded maximum for Thursday.
King of Hearts
Candidates Cut
To Six Finalists
Six finalists for the King
of Hearts title were chosen in
Wednesday night's judging
from 28 candidates.
Contenders are Bob Wil
cox, Phi Delta Theta; Ed
Eveland, Sigma Chi; Leigh
Campbell, Alpha Tau Omega;
Ron Gillis, Chi Psi; Ray Karnof
ski, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and
Dave Palmer, Phi Gamma Delta.
Voting for the King of Hearts
of the Heart Hop Feb. 10 will be
by dance ticket stubs at the Co
op next week. Voting will end at
4 p.m. Friday. The annual Heart
Hop is sponsored by the YWCA
sophomore commission.
Judges in choosing the finalists
were Doris H. Brunton, instruc
tor in.Business Administration;
Virginia Nolph of Nolph’s Pho
tography Studio; Leo Harris, di
rector of athletics; Helen Simp
son, Betty Co-ed, and Bob Gray,
Joe College.
Candidates were judged on per
sonality, looks, and interest or
participation in campus activi
Committee for King of Hearts
selection is Pat Mullin and Bar
bara Clerin, co-chairmen; Betty
Jo Clack, Joan Manning, Anne
Henderson, Gerry Pearson, and
Nancy Pollard.
Reality vs. Idealism
Theme of Drama
I humlcr Rock," Robert Ardrey’s thoughtful drama of a man
who attempts to escape reality, opens tonight at 8 in the Univer
sity Theater under the direction of Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt.
The second production of the 1949-50 season, the three-act
GRACE HOFFMAN, Melanie, and Don Van Boskirk, Charleston,
in a tender scene from “Thundej Rock,” Robert Ardrey drama open
ing tonight in University Theater for a five-day run.
Stan 'The Man' Kenton Takes a Stand
Jazz Cleanup, Drop of 'Bop' Urged
Stan Kenton, whom students will
hear in concert Feb. 13 at McArthui
Court, thinks that if modern jazz is
on the blink, it has only itself to
Kenton contends that the present
rage for “dixieland" is not founded
on its merits alone. It has received
a hefty boost, he
believes, from the
bool, phony,
pseudo hepsters,
who are tying
a dog-can to mod
ern jazz.”
| Tickets for the
| concert are now
I on sale at McAr
* thur Court and at
Parties Fix Platforms
For Coming Elections
Reorganization of the freshman
council heads the list of USA plat
form points for the coming frosh
elections, Don Paillette, USA can
didate for the number one post, an
nounced Thursday.
Program points pledged by Pail
lete and Helen Jackson, USA can
didate for the second position, are
as follows:
1. Reorganization of the fresh
man council, making use of its po
tentialities as a central body of the
freshman class.
2. Revival cf a successful “Frosh
Glee” as a semi-formal dance, with
supplementary frosh activities.
3. An orientation program which!
includes (a) freshmen aiding in the
preparation of the “Ore-n-ter,” and
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Fall term elections for freshman
officers will be a major point of the
AGS party platform for freshman
elections Monday, Don Denning,
AGS candidate for the number one
class position, revealed Thursday.
Points emphasized by Denning,
supported by Jackie Wilkes, AGS
candidate for the number two posi
tion, are as follows:
1. Fall term elections for fresh
man class officers to facilitate ear
lier participation of the Frosh in
campus activities.
2. Support of freshman athletics,
beginning with a frosh ski club, and
looking toward a University ski
3. “Frosh Glee,” planned, organ
ized, and prepared by the freshmen
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the Eugene Appliance Center. Stu
dents receive a 40 cent reduction
in price. They may enter for 80
cents, while non-students are to be
charged $1.20. Reserved seats cost
$1.80. All amounts include tax.
The public, Kenton claims, isn't
“as gullible as one might think.”
Consequently, they have reverted
back to simple music.
The bandleader feels that medio
cre musicians have been “looking
down their noses at the public and
that they have been creating con
fusion in the minds of those who ap
preciate good jazz.”
What’s the solution ? He says all
that is needed is a first-class musi
cal house-cleaning. In the case of
“bebop,” "a small price to pay
would be the sacrifice of the name.”
Kenton, in his two-hour concert,
will give the audience a full sampl
ing of modern music in the copy
righted Kenton style. He calls his
arrangements “Innovations in Mod
ern Music for 1950.”
Student tickets will go on sale
Monday in the Co-op. The Student
Union Board is sponsoring Kenton's
appearance in Eugene.
Soph Names Asked
Sophomore men who earned a 3.5
GPA last year at the University
may submit their names to the of
fice of student affairs for possible
Phi Eta Sigma, scholastic honor
ary, membership.
drama has newcomer Don Van
Bos kirk in the lead role of
Charleston, the cynical light
house keeper.
Supporting Cast Varied
Supporting roles are played
by Grace Hoffman as Melanie,
the daughter of Viennese Dr.
Kurtz, enacted by Faber de
Chaine. The doctor's wife,
Anne Marie, is played by Joan
Landman. The gruff Captain
Joshua is portrayed by Ken
Neal, and Bob Morton appears
as the illiterate cockney Briggs.
Fiery Miss Kirby is played by;
Louise Clouston. Characterizing the
lighthouse staff are Harold Smith
as Streeter and Bob Peterson as
Flemming. Other roles are filled by
Wayne Wagner as Nonny, Robert
Metz as Chang, and Donn Doak as
Doak, along with Margaret
Maulding, also doubles as assistant
Show Broadway Hit
Ardrey’s drama was an immedi
ate success when it opened in 1939
on Broadway with Francis Farmer
in one of the leading roles. Moving'
to London in 1940, just before the
blitz, "Thunder Rock" was hailed,
in the words of The Spectator, as
"one of the great plays of the age.’’
Its theme appealed to a people be
set by the trials and brutalities of
Though “Thunder Rock” utilizes
but one set—the interior of the
lighthouse—it is a careful blending
of sounds, lights, set, and action in
an attempt to depict the somewhat
supernatural story of dead people
returned to life. Charleston, trying
to escape from his own present,
delves into the past and recreates
in his imagination a group of people
who died in a Lake Michigan ship
wreck in 1849. Through them ancl '
their experiences, his warped phil
osophy is reviewed.
Five-Day Bun Set
The drama is scheduled for a
five-day run—tonight, Saturday
night, and Feb. 8, 9, and 10. It will I
be presented before delegates to the
Northwest Drama Conference on
Feb. 9 and 10.
Tickets for the production may
be purchased in the theater box of
fice from 8 to 12 and 1 to 5 daily.
The box office, under the supervi
sion of ticket manager Ken Olsen,
will be open until 8 p.m. on produc
tion nights.
Speech Contest
Set for Feb. 6, 7
An all-University extempora
neous speaking contest will be held
Feb. 6 and 7 on the general topic
of United States foreign policy,
according to E. R. Nichols Jr.,
professor of speech.
The preliminary round of speak
ing will be held Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. in
room- 201 Villard. The final round
will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 7.
Prizes of $50, $30, and $20 from
the Jewett fund will be given. The
contest is open to all undergradu
ate University students.