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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1950)
Today the Emerald wishes to in
troduce to the student body two
more candidates for Homecoming
Jessie Bennett, Gamma Phi
Beta, and Martha Stapleton, Car
son Hall, are the third and fourth
candidates to be presented to stu
dents in interviews.
Jessie Bennett, a speech and
political science major is a twenty
one year old senior at the Univer
sity. Future plans after gradua
tion are concerned mainly with
the teaching profession.
Miss Bennett i& a radiant brun
ette with brown eyes. She reveal
ed that she is five feet five inches
tall, weighs 120 lbs., and is from
Coos Bay, Oregon.
This brown-eyed miss is inter
ested in horseback riding as an
outside activity. Her father owns
a string of American saddle horses
and she has won honors at the
State Fair in showing horses.
Most of the activities Miss Ben
nett is concerned with evolve
from her house. At present she
is Vice President and House Social
Having her own radio program
is one of the distinctions Martha
Stapleton, the fourth candidate for
Hostess, can claim.
Miss Stapleton, who is very in
terested in dramatics and radio,
gained this honor during the sum
mer when she headed a program
over KERG. Being a member of
Kappa Rho Omicron, radio honor
Mortar Board Set
To Honor Official
Mortar Board, senior women’s
honorary, will honor Mrs. Robert
Sisceloff, at a dinner Tuesday
Mrs. Sisceloff is Expansion Di
rector of the National Mortar
Board council. She will conclude
the activities during her visit by
attending the di Stefano concert
Tuesday night in McArthur Court.
After her stop here, Mrs. Sisceloff
will visit Oregon State College.
SALEM— (A*) —Stockholders in
the plan to buy the Salem Western
International baseball club held a
meeting last night to elect a board
of directors. The directors will then
complete the deal to buy the team
for $50,000 from the Portland Bea
vers of the coast league.
As of last weekend public sale of
stock of the team had reached $46,
575. The sale price for the club is
$50,000, but only $25,000 is needed
for the down payment.
ary, she has had previous exper
ience in this type of work.
This Hostess candidate is from
The Dalles, Oregon. She is twenty
years old, stands five feet six
inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds.
Miss Stapleton plans a future
in teaching. She would like to
teach high school dramatics and
speech and her background is ex
cellent for this type of profession.
One of her other accomplish
ments is being president of the
fifth floor of Carson Hall. She is
a Junior who loves to dance,
swim, and play golf. She finds
little chance to do some of these
during fall and winter terms but
it helps her to look forward to
spring term and sunshine.
• • •
On the Textbook Balcony
Some last years' Xmac Cards
To move —
5c cards at Ol.c ea.
10c to 25c cards at .05c ea.
25c and 50c cards at 10c ea.
• • •
A new shipment of
Crew Rain Hats in a
wide selection of colors
and sizes —
U of O CO-OP STORE
To Talk Today
“My Escape from Communism”
will be the subject of a talk .by
Leopold Pospisil, foreign student
from Czechoslovakia, at the inter
national student luncheon at noon
today in the Student Union.
Pospisil, a graduate student in
law from Charles University in
Prague, escaped from the Russian
zone to the United States zone of
Germany Mar. 13, 1948.
For three weeks he was forced
to hide from the Communists be
cause of his adverse views as sec
retary of the Bennsh political
party and the Union of Friends
of the USA. He will tell of his
experiences in today’s talk.
The luncheon is open to inter
ested students and faculty mem
bers. Reservations may be made
by phoning Wah Chun at the
YMCA before 11 a.m.
The speech will begin at 12:15
p.m. From 12:45-1:30 there will
be a discussion period.
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ing a rather unsuccessful sales
man, di Stefano’s luck turned in
a cgrd game. Not only did he win
but he celebrated the win by break
ing into song. His friend realized
that he had a voice and urged
him to study.
Later the fortunate young sing
er met Luigi Montesanto, the
leading baritone at La Scala, an
important opera in Italy, and,
through sheer bravado, persuaded
him to be his teacher.
Voice Aids Escape
During the war, his voice help
ed him to escape, because by sim
ply vocalizing, he convinced a Ger
man corporal that he was an im
portant singer in Berlin so that
the man helped him get away. In
Switzerland he was interned for
a while, but soon did more con
cert and radio work than staying
in camp. He thinks that his prime
experience iff that country, how
ever, was being soloist at a re
quiem mass for the last President
Roosevelt, at the express wish of
the United States Minister there.
Ten months after the war di
Stefano was ready for his debut
at a provincial opera house, Reg
gio Emilia. After rapid advances
through Venice, Romagna, Barce
lona, Rome, and La Scala he made
the Metropolitan Opera.
The young singer is happy that
he left the seminary, because, as
he said, “It is good I leave the
seminary. It is easier to be a good
tenor and good husband than to
be a good priest.”
Popular With Audiences
Di Stefano also sang at the Na
tional Opera in Mexico City and
the Teatro Municipal in Rio de
Janeiro where audiences forced the
management to break their "no
encore” rules for him, especially
in the opera “Rigoletto” and the
song “Lo Donna e Mobile.” Two
Sundays ago he sang over the
Standard Hour in San Francisco,
where he is now making his debut.
Some of his roles have included
des Grieux in "Manon Lescaut”
and the Duke of Mantua in “Rig
oletto,” plus roles in “Mignon,”
“Traviata,” “L’Elixir d’Amore,”
"Gianni Schicci,” “Falstaff,” "Bo
heme,” “Der Rosenkavalier” and
Last summer di Stefano return
ed to Italy for the first time since
his American debut. His appear
ances in Rome, Naples and Sicily
turned into a triumphal march.
He is now on his third national
concert tour of the U. S.
In the good old days mom used
to hide change in the coffee pot—
now with the price where it is, she
1 hides coffee.
Faber DeChaine Plays
Lead in 'Born Yesterday'
By Don Smith
“I guess I’m just a natural born
heel,” Faber DeChaine comment
ed in discussing his role in “Born
Yesterday,” which opens this Fri
day evening in the University
DeChaine plays the lead role of
Brock in the three-act comedy.
During summer session he play
ed Lt. O’Leary in “John Loves
Mary.” Both characters are heels.
“But different types,” DeChaine,
a junior in speech, added hastily.
“O’Leary was a small time crumb,
and Brock is a big time operator.”
Brock is the first lead role that
the Sigma Nu member has play-,
ed. He had a walk-on last year in
“The Girl I Left "Behind Me,” and
Set Tonight in SU
Movies of the Oregon-St. Mary’s
game will be shown tonight at 6:30
in the ballroom of the SU. Jim
Aiken, Oregon football coach, will
narrate the movie.
Carol Udy, SU board member,
will introduce Leo Harris, athle
tic director and John McKay, as
sistant coach, who will give a
scouting report on the Southern
All University students and
faculty members are invited to at
tend the football movies. In the
past the attendance has been prin
cipally male, but the girls are al
so urged to attend.
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council that petitioners had not
been given adequate notice of the
The move to enlarge the court
was made in anticipation of the new
constitution which will go into ef
fect after the spring term general
(Under the provisions of the new
constitution, the Student Court is
to be enlarged to a five member
I. F. C. President Harber present
ed a problem by letter that fraterni
ties are generally disturbed about
how they will exist in the future
when deferred living keeps incom
ing men from their organizations
until spring term and the draft will
remove a large portion of the pres
ent students, during the summer
when they are not deferred.
A committee was appointed to
investigate and report its findings
at the council’s next meeting.
The new dessert procedure as
presently formulated will be pre
scented to the social chairman of
the living organizations by Dana
Lind, campus social chairman and
Eve Overback, Executive Council
representative. The meeting will be
held at 4 p.m. to day in the Student
(Continued frotn baae tour)
to lead the Alpha Phi team.
Zeta Tau Alpha forfeited their
game to Gamma Phi Beta, giving
them a win of 1 to 0.
Teams playing today are Rebec
House vs. Susan Campbell Hall and
Kappa Kappa Gamma vs. Delta
Gamma, both in the main gym; and
Ann Judson House vs. Alpha Delta
Pi in the outdoor gym.
Games cannot be scheduled ahead
of time as the day’s winners are
what determine it.
America may spend more money
on chewing gum than on books,
but judging from some of the best
sellers that doesn’t necessarily
mean we have bad judgement.
played Dr. Kurtz, a featured role,
in last season’s “Thunder Rock,”
besides performing- in the sum
mer play. He has done other stage
work with the El Paso players
and at Balboa Beach.
“Born Yesterday” is Brock’s
show, according to the man who
plays the role, yet it is not like
most leads—Brock is a character
role, not a romantic lead.
“It’s difficult to carry a char
acter for three acts,” the thes
pian explained, “particularly when
you have to develop a different
The characters in the Garson
Kanin comedy are the uneducated,
uncouth, hard type, and DeChaine
says their speech is “generally un
familiar to Western listeners.”
Three Fight Scenes
A bit sadistic, the “guy who
started with one junk yard and
ran it into 50 million bucks,” has
a walloping time during the pl^
—he has three fight scenes, he
“slugs one guy in the kisser,”
DeChaine explained, slipping into
his play speech pattern, “slaps
Billie in the mug, and practically
“But Brock gets it in the end
when the dame he thought was
dumb fouls up the works for him,”
DeChaine explained. “The play is
a satire on his attempt to bribe
the senate, and his scheme is ex
posed when the mistress he had
educated gets too smart for him.”
DeChaine hopes to go into the
professional theater after gradua
tion, preferably the technical as
pect of the stage. He was stage
manager last year for “The Girl
I Left Behind Me,” and assistant
stage manager of “Martha.”
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