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VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1950 NUMBER
Denning, Wilkes Take Election
University, City to Unite
In Religious Service
University students and Eugene townspeople will unite in a
union service opening Religious Evaluation Week Sunday.
Theme for the week this year is “First-Hand Religion.“
Dr. Charles W. Gilke}-, featured speaker for the week, will
deliver the main address at the opening meeting, scheduled for
7:30 p.m. in the Music Auditorium.
How Long Will Cut Flowers
^JLast?” is the subject of the na
tionwide lecturer’s first talk on the
Eugene High School’s a capella
choir will furnish special music
under the direction of Russell Har
rison. The congregation will join
in the s'inging of two hymns.
Nicholson to Speak
Dr. Wesley Goodson Nicholson,
pastor of the Eugene Congrega
tional Church, will introduce the
speaker and give the benediction.
The Rev. Mr. Thom Hunter,
director of Westminster House,
will give the call to worship and
prayer. Dr. Beryl Ferris, minister
of Eugene’s First Methodist
Church, will read the Scriptures.
Frank Cothrell is chairman for
the event, assisted by Mary Coch-1
rane and Natalie Beckett.
The meeting will follow a Fel
lowship Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in
John Straub Hall.
Daily Talks Planned
Included in the week’s schedule
are daily addresses by Dr. Gilkey,
emphasizing the necessity of first
hand religion in everyday life.
These speeches will be delivered
before student audiences every af
ternoon at 4 p.m.
Personal interviews with stu
dents each morning and luncheons
Monday through Thursday noon
are being arranged.
Campus living organizations will
hold firesides Tuesday at 5:30 and
-10:30 p.m. Thirty-one speakers
will discuss religious problems and
questions in which interest has
been indicated through a campus
To Open Confab;
500 to Attend
Nearly 500 delegates are expec
ted to attend the third annual
Northwest Drama Conference
which begins Thursday, according
to Horace W. Robinson, director
of the University Theater.
More than 50 delegates have
registered. Due to warmer weather
more registrants are expected
from the University and Eugene.
JjJtudent registration fees are .,$1,
Registration permits attendance
at all sessions of the three-day
conference and will include tickets
to two productions of the Univer
sity Theater—“Thunder Rock,”
Thursday and Friday, and “Win
terset” Saturday night. The Port
land Civic Theater presentation of
“Yes, My Darling Daughter,” is
also included in the registration
The National Collegiate Players,
who will handle registration, would
like additional personnel to assist
them. Those interested may sign
up on the bulletin board on the
second floor of Villard.
Weather . .
Mostly cloudy with scattered
showers Tuesday and Wednesday;
little change in temperature. High
today 45; low near 35.
Win in Light Vote
A(.S candidates Don Denning and Jackie Wilkes were
elected president and secretary of the freshman class in a light
Ot the 1,192 freshmen on the campus, 529 cast votes in the.
election. Fifty of the votes cast were invalid, Ed Anderson,
AAA Head to Open
Portland Art Exhibit
D6an Sidney W. Little, of the
School of Architecture and Allied
Arts, will give the opening lecture
at the exhibit of San Francisco
Domestic Architecture in the Port
Highest-Paid Vocalist; June Christy,
To Appear With Kenton Monday
Blonde, vivacious, and the high-!
est paid band vocalist in the na
That’s June Christy, the singing
star who is coming to McArthur
Court Monday Feb. 13 with the
Stan Kenton orchestra.
Miss Christy is back with the
Kenton group after having worked
a year on her own, during which
time she performed in the leading
clubs and theaters throughout the
country. She left Kenton a year
ago when he went into temporary
The singing star has rapidly
climbed to success since she first
joined Kenton in 1945. At the time
he was seeking a replacement for
Anita O'Day. He hired a young
singer named Shirley Luster. The
name was changed to June
In her first week with the group
Miss Christy made a recording of
“Tampico” which quickly projected
her into the national spotlight
when it hit the million sales mark.
Now she has her own separate
contract with Capitol records and
a number of sides already have
Along with success came her
standing as the highest paid band
vocalist extant. On the present
tour she will receive a total of
$1,000 weekly plus traveling ex
penses. When she was singing as
a single, she often made as high
as $1,250 per week.
Both figures are far in excess of
her former $300 weekly salary
with Kenton. He felt her tremen
dous reputation and following was
well worth the increase.
Miss Christy plans to continue
as an independent after com
pletion of the present nationwide
With her many successes it
would seem natural that she con
sider the many motion picture of
fers that have come her way.
But she has nixed them.
"Movies don't interest me,” she
said. "All I want to do is sing, and
I get plenty of opportunities right
where I am. Besides, I made three
movies with Stan, and they were
enough to cure any childhood
dreams I may have had.”
Student tickets for the concert,
featuring Miss Christy, are now
on sale at McArthur Court and the
Co-op. They cost 80 cents, includ
ing tax, while reserve seats cost
$1.80 and general admission $1.20.
See picture on page seven.
For Heart Hop
Theme of Friday night’s Heart
Hop will be “With a Song in My
Heart." Students may buy tickets
at the Co-op for the annual girl
ask-boy progressive dance, to be
held in five women’s houses after
the Oregon-Oregon State basket
Five subsidiary themes at each
house are "Hearts and Flowers,"
Kappa Alpha Theta; "My Heart Is
a Hobo,” Sigma Kappa; “All of a
Sudden My Heart Sings," Alpha
Chi Omega; "Game of Broken
Hearts," Zeta Tau Alpha; and
“Haunted Heart,” Orides at Ger
Refreshments will be served at
each house at 10:30, Carol Udy,
chairman of the refreshment com
Sex Talk Tonight
“Understanding the Other Sex”
is the topic to be presented by Dr.
Lester A. Kirkendall, professor of
family life education at Oregon
State College, in his fourth and
last lecture on Marriage and the
Family tonight at 7 p.m. in 3 Fen
The lecture will be open to tic
ket holders only.
Aauo vice president, announced
“A smaller percentage of fresh
men cast votes in yesterday’s elec
tion than in any election since
World War II,” Art Johnson.
ASUO president, said.
Denning polled 269 votes, to win
the number one post of the fresh
man class, over Don Paillette, USA
candidate, who received 195 votes.
Paillette automatically becomes
vice president of the class.
Miss Wilkes, polling 173 votes,
topped Helen Jackson, USA, by 60
votes. Miss Jackson receives the of
fice of treasurer.
Ballot tabulation was under the
direction of Anderson and Don?Id
M. DuShane, director of student af
fairs. Three representatives from
each political party were present at
Phi Sigma Kappa last night
voted to petition the AGS Council
for entrance into the Greek bloc.
The Phi Sigs justified their ac
tion on the basis of their feeling*
that the Greek students should bo
unified in one party,
Representatives emphasized that
this vote was taken before the re
sults of the freshman elections
were known. A formal statement
from the house will he issued later.
Denning, Beta Theta Pi, was
president of Bend IPfch School last
year, and representMive to the na
tional student conn™ in Washing
ton, D. C.
“Our objective will be more class
activities through the cooperation
of the class officers and the fresh
man class,” Denning commented.
“All appointative offices will be
made without partiality on the ba
sis of merit and interest.”
Miss Wilkes, Sigma Kappa, came
to Oregon from Washington High
School in Portland, where she was
editor of the “Washingtonian,”
school paper. On the campus, she is
president of a YWCA freshman
“In years past, the freshman
class has been known for inactivity,
but this year we shall begin to put
the outstanding ideas of both po
litical platforms into action as soon
as possible,” she stated.
Invade Carson Hall
Carson Hall is now in the offi
cial swing: of campus activities.
Last night the girls in the new
dorm received their first flying
speech in their brand-new dining
room. Some 320 residents, in
cluding members of Delta Zeta
sorority, eating at Carson, wit
nessed the debut.
Tin' occasion was the current
rash of King of Hearts cam
paigning. Mike Lady and Leo
Rogers, hilled as “exotic dancers
from the Fiji Islands,” per
formed as a boost to the candi
dacy of their Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity brother, Finalist Davo
Sian Hargraves, Armand
Smith, and Boh \\ heeless ac
companied the act with ukelcle,
guitar, and hull fiddle strains.
Indications are that it won’t
he long now till Carson is re
ceiving its full quota of near