Daily EMERALD VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1950 NUMBER 73 'Thunder Rock' Curtain at 8 Seniors To Check Records 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 degrees. Nine requirements checked, are: 1. Completion of 45 hours of work since receiving the junior certificate. 2. Accumulation of sufficient Ripper division hours. Professional schools require 45, while 62 are needed in the College of Liberal Arts. 3. Accumulation of sufficient hours in subjects for degrees. A (Please turn iu page eight) '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 degrees. 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. ♦a 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 ties. 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 By NORMAN ANDERSON 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 blame. 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 (Please turn to fatje three) 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 team. 3. “Frosh Glee,” planned, organ ized, and prepared by the freshmen (Please turn to page three) 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 Cassidy. Doak, along with Margaret Maulding, also doubles as assistant director. 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 war. 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.