Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 06, 1950, Image 1

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Sample to Conduct
Symphony Here
Conducting the Portland Symphony concert in Eugene Tues
day night will be James Sample, the orchestra’s new 39-year-old
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in McArthur court Tuesday.
Sponsored by the Civic Music Association, the program is open
to members and students.
Sample was unanimously chosen by the Portland Symphony
WSSF to Stress
Giving Buck,
"Not Passing It
“Don’t Pass the Buck—Give It”
will be the by-word of the campus
Apr. 3-7 during the World Student
Service Fund drive, according to
WSSF Co-chairmen Willy Dodds
and Ed Peterson.
WSSF, the agency designed to
enable American students and pro
fessors to help their needy con
temporaries throughout the world,
is the only campus drive of the
year officially sponsored by the
This year contributions will be
kept in collection boxes in the Co
op, Ann Darby, collections chair
man, said. Boxes will represent
each living organization and church
group on the can^pus, with solici
tations to be added daily by each
group’s WSSF representative.
This will enable progress of the
drive to be evident to students at
all times, Miss Darby pointed out.
Last year $1,500 was raised for
WSSF through the U. O. drive and
Vodvil Show. A total of $600,000
in money, books, clothing, and
scholarship and maintenance op
portunities was spent for overseas
aid through the total national
No Spring Athletic Cards
Students will not receive Ath
letic cards for spring term events
this year, Howard Lemons athletic
business manager, announced last
Regular activity cards will serve
as admission to spring term sport
Society from nearly ,30 applicants
to conduct the 1949-50 season.
Was Organist
Son of a Minneapolis Symphony
viola player, Sample was raised on
the viola, piano, and organ. At 15
he was the youngest regularity em
ployed church organist in Minne
At the age of 16, he joined the
viola section of the Minneapolis
Symphony and began to study
conducting with Henry Vergrug
In 1931 Sample became the first
American to win the Austrian
scholarship to the Mozarteum in
Salzburg. From Salzburg he went
to Paris to study under Pierre
Became Leading .Conductor
Returning to the United States
in 1938, Sample became leading
conductor of the Federal Musical
Project in Los Angeles.
During the next nine years he
worked with the Metropolitan Utah
Symphony, the San Bernardino
Symphony, and the travel company
of the New York Center Opera.
Pierre Montieux invited his old
student to join him and the San
Francisco symphony in their 1947
tour of the United States.
Plans Classic Repertoire
Sample plans a traditionally
classic repertoire for th,e Portland
Symphony. He believes that a
symphony’s chief duty is to pro
vide the community with author
itative and carefully prepared per
formances of the basic great music
of our culture.
American music, he feels, should
be an equal partner of the older
symphonic music. By placing it in
its proper prospective, new music
will be guaranteed competent pre
paration and hearing without sac
rificing the quality or quantity of
the classics.
Colonel Nichols
At Military Ball
Margaret Nichols became Little
Colonel of the Military Ball Sat
urday night at McArthur Court.
The winner, from Hendricks Hall,
was announced at dance intermis
sion just after votes had been
counted by Major E. L. Hibner,
Wears Eagles
professor of air science, ROTC, and
a committee of Scabbard and
Blade members.
The military honorary, which
sponsored the ball, tapped new
members before the Little Colonel
presentation. They arc:
Art Bailey, Gerald Harris, Bill
Short, Gordon Rogers, Ward
Haynes, Clifford McCrossin, Wil
liam Wallace, James Goode, Rich
ard Kading, Dave Rodway, Carl
Baker, Gene Hogan, and Bill Hall.
Three similarities were noted
between Miss Nichols and the 1948
Little Colonel, Ann Carter. Both
transferred from Oregon State
College, both were finalists for
Paul’s Pin-Up at OSC’s Forester’s
Ball, and both are from Roseburg.
Lois Heagles was Little Colonel
in 1949.
After Little Colonel Nichols,
Little Captains Bonnie Bressler,
Judy Bailey, Maxine Krisch, Jackie
Lewis, and Betty Pollock were
next in command.
USA to Inaugurate
Overhauling Plans
With New Council
Thorough reorganization of the United States Students As
sociation, to begin immediately with selection of a new body
called the. USA Council, was planned at a Saturday morning
meeting of the party s steering committee.
1 he L SA was formed as a coalition party of both Greeks and
independents two years ago. It has won two ASUO elections
since then. Bob Allen was first candidate on their ticket, Art
Johnson second.
b S.V I 1 esidcnt John Uav announced that the Council’s first
mceuiig wui oe neia wiimn a week.
Individuals qualified to serve as
council members will be selected
after a canvass of living organiza
tions and interested groups by the
steering committee.
Committee Cut Proposed
The steering committee also:
1. Planned revision of the USA
connstitution by the committee and
council, with consideration to be
given a proposal to cut the steering
committee from the present 13
members to about eight.
2. Reaffirmed faith in the direct
primary as “the only means of nom
inating candidates who will clearly
represent the true will of the stu
3. Declared its intention of con
tinuing to oppose campus politics
conducted along social lines, declar
ing the practice to be detrimental
to active and responsible student
government at the University.
Duties, Purpose Stated
The new USA Council will assist
in formulating party policy and will
work on election campaigns. Presi
dent Day said the purpose of the or
ganization is to provide closer re
lationships between individual par
ty members and party leaders. The
council will not replace the general
assembly, he said, but will serve as
a liason body between the steering
committee and the party member
Commenting on the steering com
mittee’s action, ASUO President
Art Johnson, USA, said the move
represents a progression in the par
ty platform of giving the individual
student a voice in student govern
No More Emeralds;
Last Issue Tuesday
Tomorrow’s issue of the Em
erald will be the last issue of
winter term. Any announce
ments must be phoned into the
Emerald office, ext. 218, before
4 p. m. today if they are to ap
pear in Tuesday’s paper.
The. first issue of spring; term
will be Thursday, Mar. 30.
Council to Hear
Advice Report
A report from Chairman Stan
Pierson on the progress of the
dormitory counseling committee
will be one of the main items on
tonight’s agenda for the ASUO
Executive Council, President Art
Johnson stated Sunday.
The meeting, final one of the
term, is scheduled for 8 p. m. at the
Delta Delta Delta hou.^e.
The Council will select a man
ager for the Ore-nter, freshman
information booklet. Students
under consideration for the posi
tion are Leslie Tooze, junior in
political science; Bill Carey, junior
in business; and Gerry Smith,
junior in business.
The Council will discuss dates
for spring elections, student union
board perpetuation, the ASUO
budget for next year, and the
Frosh Glee.
Johnson will report to the Coun
cil on the rushing compromise
reached by men's fraternity and
dormitory groups in regard to
rushing under the living-in plan
next year.
U.O. Official Wins
Gold Typewriter
Margaret M. Johnson, assistant
to the University budget director,
won the foreign student benefit
drawing for a $150 gold-plated
typewriter Friday night.
The drawing took place during
intermission of the musical pro
gram, "Merry Scenes from Aus
tria,” presented by a group of Aus
trian students in the Eugene High
School auditorium. Three names
were drawn by Mistress of Cere
monies Susanne Polsterer, the
third being the winner.
The typewriter was displayed on
the stage; however, Miss Johnson
was not present to receive it.
All profits from the drawing will
| go to foreign students at Oregon.
Worrior's Husband' Called Funniest in Years
It's hilarious! It’s stupendous!
It’s riotous! It’s a burleque of the
sexes. It’s the funniest comedy
presented by the University Theat
er in three years (at least).
It’s got Greeks in it—and I
STILL liked it.
Naturally it’s “The Warrior’s
Husband’’ which opened Friday
and Saturday evenings for a week's
run at the University Theater.
It’s a laugh triumph for Gordon
Ericksen in the lead role of Sa
piens, the man raised in a woman’s
Cast, Setting, Good
The costumes are colorful, the
settings magnifieient, and the cast
terrific in its own burlesquing
fashion. Some may cal! “Warrior’s
Husband’’ a satire, which it tech
nically is, but broad comedy is a
term that more neatly fits the Uni
versity Theater production, direct
ed by Horace W. Robinson.
Never such a play, in the last
few years, on a University Theater
stage. It has the pomp and mag
nificence of the annual McArthur
Court production (which is now a
thing of the past); and the polish
and visibility and clarity of hear
ing typical to a theater presenta
The cast seemed to be having
a wonderful time with the play;
but the audience wa s enjoying the
farce a whale of a lot more.
Vosburg Commanding
Tru Vosburg as the Amazon
Queen Hippolyta was as command
ing in her stage presence as she
I is in physical beauty. She was
j striking, domineering, and just
overall excellent in her first Uni
versity Theater role.
(Miss Vosburg is double cast
with Evelyn Snow, who will play
the role Monday, Tuesday, Friday,
| and Saturday of this week. Miss
Vosburg performed both Friday
I and Saturday nights last week.)
DeLap Shows Excellence
Also in her first University role
! was Joan DeLap, who was a su
perb Antiope, and from whom it is
hoped more performances in other
plays may be expected. Her in
telligent performance Saturday
night lacked only a slight unfamil
iarity in timing. Her Antiope was
matched in every way by the excel
lent characterization ppven by Pat
Boyle in the Friday night opening.
Gordon Ericksen should be com
mended not only for a hilarious in
terpretation of Sapiens, but for
general polish as a comedian. His
timing was extraordinary. Not a
speech, or a word, was lost because
of Ericksen, upon whom a great
many of the play’s laughs fell. He
would throw out a line, pick up the
laugh, let it ripple quietly after
the first guffaw, and then throw
out another line.
It is rather unusual to find such
timing; for comedy is not an easy
thing to play. But Ericksen, and
the rest of the cast, do remarkably
well in this respect. While a few
laughs were killed prematurely or
stifled completely by overanxious
actors, the laughs were generally
given free roam. Perhaps by to
night’s performance more of the
crowding can be eased out.
No Laughs From Cast
And one magnificient, glorious,
almost unbelieveable thing:
The cast didn't laugh at its own
lines and humor. This, indeed, is
remarkable. Each character re
tained his character; not one be
came a showoff or exhibitionist
and became so pleased with him
self that he laughed with the audi
I bow low in admiration, and
thank director Robinson and the
east for this control.
Much Credit Duo
To give credit in this play where
credit is due would be a difficult
thing and take too long. Let us
suffice, to say:
See the play yourself, read the
program carefully and silently
thank the girls who sewed the
costumes, the stage crew that
painted, designed, and executed
William Schlosser’s set; the man
who handled the properties; the
guy who worked the sound effects;
the crew that slaved to get the
show on the stage.
As for the cast—everyone seem
ed to do a passable job, whether
a sentry or a Greek warrior.
Special Mention Given
Several deserve special men
Norman Weekly as Theseus was
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