Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, December 04, 1950, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Chinese Divisions
Hound Americans
TOKYO—GT)—Six Chinese Communist divisions—upward of 50,
000 troops—hounded cut-off American Marine and Army infantry
units Sunday in savage fighting on the blood-stained snows of North
east Korea.
At times the temperature dropped to 27 degrees below zero. Ameri
can casualties were high. Qualified senior officers called the entire
Christmas Music
Set for Sunday
“Christmas Prelude,” a musical
program, will be presented at 4
p^n. Sunday in the Student Union
Ballroom by Phi Beta, women’s
speech, music and drama honor
ary, Mu Phi Epsilon, women’s
music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia, men’s music honorary,
and the University Religious Coun
The musical program will take
the place of the “Messiah,” which
is presented every other year by
the music school.
Lynn Sjoland, Georgene Shank
lin, senior in music, LaVerne
Watts, junior in music, and Sharon
Anderson, sophomore in music, will
supervise the program, advised
by D. W. Allton, assistant profes
sor of music, and Jack Merner,
YMCA secretary.
The program will consist of a
processional, "Angels We Have
Heard on High,” Back’s “Break
Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly
Light,” Niles “Carol of the Birds,”
a Trolese carol, “Come, Shep
herds, Come,” to be sung by a
chorus of the three music groups,
a Christmas concerto by Corellis,
by the string ensemble.
Soprano solo by Louise Leding,
“Virgin’s Slumber Song;” Prelude
and Choral by Carl Busch, by a
brass ensemble, with an inciden
tal tenor solo by Eldon Penttila.
Carols Listed
Carols by the chorus and the
audience: It Came Upon a Mid
night Clear, O Little Town of Beth
lehem, Hark! The Herald Angels
Sing. The chorus will sing Mendels
sohn’s “And the Trees Do Moan,”
“White Mountain Carol,” arranged
by Gaul; “De New-Born Baby,”
arranged by Cain; and a recession
al “Silent Night,” by Franz Grub
The brass ensemble will sere
nade for twenty minutes from the
TS*p balcony of the SU, playing
“Deck the Halls,” arranged by
John Keinzle; “O Little Town of
Bethlehem,” arranged by Ted Hav
licek; “Christ Was Born on Christ
mas Day,” arranged by Marvin
Hart; “Sleepers, Awake,” arrang
ed by Don Hibbard, and “Joy to
the World,” arranged by Fred
Lewis. All arrangers are seniors
in music.
iNorineast situation critical.
Abandonment of Pyongyang
seemed imminent as the U. S.
Eighth army hastened the tempo of
its retreat southward toward the
38th parallel.
The heaviest fighting, however,
was under way in the Changjin
reservoir sector, some 35 miles
northwest of the east coast indus
trial center of Hamhung.
Red Forces Mass
Associated Press Correspondent
Jack MacBeth reported that pow
erful Chinese Communists forces
were massing for a drive to the
twin cities of Hamhung and
Hungnam. A U. S. Tenth corps
intelligence officer said some Reds
have been observed within 15 miles
of Hamhung. Other Chinese build
ings were in progress within a 35
mile radius of the city.
If Hamhung should fall, it
would further enmesh the trap
ped U. S. First Marine division
and two regiments of the U. S.
Seventh division who are consolid
ating remnants of their forces now
at Hagaru on the south tip of the
frozen Changjin reservoir.
Map Cen. uavid ti. Harr, com
mander of the Seventh division,
told AP Correspondent Tom Stone,
“We lost quite a few men and
much equipment.”
“But even though oui* men were
cut off,” Barr said, “they never
did quit fighting.”
Fighting Conditions Poor
Barr said small elements of the
31st and 32nd regiments of the
division “fought their way heroic
ally through vastly superior num
bers in some of the worst fighting
conditions imaginable.”
It was not clear whether the
small elements represented part
or all of the survivors.
There was no late report on the
trapped Fifth and Seventh Marine
regiments. Some of the Seventh
reached Hagaru Saturday, and
lead elements of the Fifth regiment
were nearing the town as night fell.
One Marine colonel told Corres
pondent MacBeth, “We know we
are surrounded. We know we have
taken a beating and will* take still
more; but we think we can get
ourselves out of this mess.”
If the Marines can pull out of
the Chinese trap they will have to
fight their way southward into
Hagaru, through It and then
through some three Chinese regi
ments lined up for six miles on
either side of a mountainous pass
between Hagaru and Koto.
At Koto they would then meet
other formidable Red forces block
ing the 30-mile road to the Ham
hung-Hungnam area.
Early Registration
Ends at Weekend
Advance registration for wint
er term ends at noon Saturday,
according to Clifford L. Con
stance, registrar. Students have
until then to check with the Of
fice of Student Affairs, the regis
trar’s office, and obtain fee as
The cashier’s office has asked
all students who possibly can to
pay their fees by Saturday. How
ever, those students not paying
fees until January must have fil
ed their cards in the registrar’s
office by Saturday or they will
be required to pay an $8 late fee
when they resume registration
in January.
Students not completing re
gistration this week will pick
up their cards in the registrar's
office Jan. 2 through 6, paying
their fees by Jan. 6. Regular re
gistration for new students will
begin Jan. 2.
Pi Kaps Select
Charlene Hanset
Miss Charlene Hanset, brunette
Alpha Chi Omega, was named 1950
Dream Girl of Pi Kappa Alpha at
the Drearrf Girl Ball in McArthur
Court Saturday night.
An estimated 1,000 people heard
Mrs. Richard Chambers, 1950 Dad’s
Day Hostess, announce the Dream
Girl. Miss Hanset's court was
composed of four finalists—Pat
Burrows, Kappa Kappa Gamma;
Doris Padrick, Gamma Phi Beta;
Jean Petersen, Delta Delta Delta;
and Arlene Stone, Susan Campbell.
Miss Hanset, a graduate of
Portland’s Grant High School, is
a freshman, living in Carson Hall.
Alpha Chi Omega will receive the
Dream Gill trophy, to be held un
til the next Dream Girl contest.
Each of the five finalists received
individual trophies.
Music for the Ball was played
by the Dave Brubeck Trio, who
will play in Salt Lake City this
week beginning an Eastern con
cert tour.
SU Sets Program
Of Alov/e Scores
A program of music and com
mentary from movie scores will
be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
in the Browsing Room in the Stu
dent Union. The program, spon
sored by the House Librarians,
will be given by C. Dane Wilsonne,
motion picture specialist.
Works by contemporary com
posers Aaron Copland and George
Antheil will be included in addi
tion to scores by Hollywood com
posers Roy Webb, Max Steiner,
and Alfred Newman. Difference in
techniques of composing for films
will be explained and demonstrated.
The program will be concluded
with the showing of “Valley Town,"
Supervised Study
Due for Freshmen
A supervised study hall for freshman men who fall below the required
2.00 GPA this term will be set up winter term in French Hall, one of
the 10 units in the Veterans Dormitory.
The hall will not be operated as a living organization, said James
D. Kline, associate director of student affairs in making the announce
ment Friday afternoon. The 68 men living in French Hall were im
mediately notified. They will be given top priority in selecton of quart
ers in other halls, including John --—-_
The decision to close the hall
was prompted by the number of
cancellations in winter term dor
mitory reservations, together with
the need for adequate supervised
study facilities for freshmen, said
According to the present plan,
15 of the 16 single rooms and all
30 double rooms in the hall will
be stripped of furniture with the
exception of study desks and chairs.
Three men will be assigned to each
single room and four to each
double room. The extra single
room will be reserved for the
counselor on duty for the evening.
Five Nights A Week
The required study program for
the scholastically deficient fresh
men will be carried on five nights
a week, Sunday through Thursday
from 7 to 10 p.m. Straub hall fresh
men as well as those from the Vets
Dorm will be included in the pro
The supervised study program
will be under the direction of Bill
Taylor, counselor of Barrister Inn.
Taylor will supervise study two
nights of the week and Ken Grif
fin, Sederstrom counselor, will be
in charge on two other nights.
Monitor duties for the fifth night
will be rotated among the counsel
ors of other dorms.
Others May Apply
Freshman students who do not
fall below a 2.00 but who desire
inclusion in the study program
may be assured of this if space is
“It is felt that such a plan is en
tirely fair to all freshmen in the
dormitory system,” Kline stated.
“These men have been given am
ple opportunity to prove them
selves during the fall term.”
Any student participating in the
program who makes better than a
2.00 during the winter term will
be removed from the study pro
Change Possible
The 2.00 GPA is a figure arbitrar
ily arrived at and existing accom
odations and grade results may
cause it to be raised or lowered.
The number of freshmen who will
be affected by the. present figure
has not yet been determined.
Kline advised that in the event
reservations for the winter term
come through in unexpected num
bers a portion of the hall may be
used as a dormitory. Letters point
ing out the availability of space,
are now being directed to juniors
and seniors not in the dormitories
at present.
'One More Chance'
For Oregana Shots
Although everyone has now
had two chances to have his pic
ture taken for the 1951 Oregana,
Kennel-Ellis studios will con
tinue taking photographs dur
ing the morning this week, Edi
tor Ruth Landry announced Sun
Emerald Year Ends
This is the last Emerald of 1950.
Publication will resume Thursday,
I Jan. 4, 1951.
Terrance Roseen Excels As Othello
By Don Smith
Terrance Roseen excelled Friday
and Saturday as “Othello” in the
University theater production
which se-opens for four perform
ances Wednesday through Satur
Roseen’s dynamic performance
gives evidence of thoughtful study
of the role; and it should give de
light both to the student of Shakes
peare and to the average theater
goer. His Othello majestically runs
the gamut from a tranquil, tolerant
man to a jealous, passionate war
Avis Lange Outstanding
But Roseen’s performance is
matched by a newcomer to the
University Theater, Freshman Avis
£ange, who makes it clear that
though her part of Emilia may be
of secondary importance, she
handles the Shakespearean lines as
if she were weaned on them; and
her stage presence is as command
ing a one as has appeared recent
ly on the stage of the University
The fact that this play is Shakes
peare will undoubtedly attract
many persons who feel they ought
to see “Othello;” but it should not
deter anyone who likes an excit
ing evening at the theater, for Mrs.
Ottilie Seyboit has so directed the
tragedy that it remains above all
a good show; and is secondarily
“good culture.”
Technical Excellence Marks
“Othello” is marked, as have
been most plays in the new theater,
with technical excellence. The one
setting, built under the direction
of technical director William E.
Schlosser, with its various levels
and numerous exits, and with tre
mendous lighting effects—has been
used effectively by Mrs. Seyboit
to keep the tragedy moving rapid
ly with one scene flowing smooth
ly into another.
Technical director William E.
Schlosser and his stage crew have
once again turned out a powerful
setting, to fit a powerful play,
which this time has been power
fully directed and acted.
As with, most Shakespearean
productions, it is at first difficult
to catch the language; but the
cast speaks distinctly and intelligi
bly—any difficulty of hearing
springs not from the stage, but
from the audience.
Paul Wexler as lago is almost
too theatrical in his presentation
of the villain—there is a bit too
much of the mustache twirling,
raised eyebrow, cape swishing vil
lain of a Gay 90's melodrama in
his interpretation of the difficult
role. But r.o one can deny that
Wexler can handle his Shakes
peare—his lines flow with ease,
and he is adept at pointing the
important and glibly rushing over
the less important.
Pat Saunders Attractive
Pat Saunders made an attractive
and sympathetic Desdemona, who
was particularly good in scenes in
which she portrayed the light
hearted and gracious Venetian
lady. Miss Saunders, in her second
theater role this season, shows she
is a talented and versatile young
Donn Doak was commendable as
Ca»sio, and especially good in his
clever handling of his drunk
scene. Michael Lundy was an ex
cellent foil for Iago as the young
and gulhble Roderigo.
Joan DeLap, as Bianca, display
ed a wonderful sense of the theat
er; and captivated her audience in
the three scenes in which she ap
Infantry Chorus
To Visit Oregon
The Dc Paur Infantry Chorus,
third Civic Music Association
sponsored concert of the year, will
appear at 8 p.m. Thursday at Mc
Arthur Court.
Student body cards for students
and membership cards for faculty,
will be required for admittance.
Called "male ensemble singing
at its best” by a well-known New
York critic, the chorus originally
began as a glee club in the 372ntt
Infantry Regiment, led by Capt„
Leonard De Paur, who had lisa*
from the rank of private to lieuten
Not only have these veterans,
of World War II sung for their
own forces, often up to six pro
grams a day, or over 2,000 con
certs in all, but they are now on
their fourth big civilian tour.
While on their way to Europe after
the war, they sang for Columbia
Artist management, winning a con
Capt. Dc Paur was born in Sum
mit, N. J. of French Guianian par
ents. He attended Columbia Uni
versity and the Institute of Musi
cal Art. Later he was musical di
rector for the Hall Johnson Choir,
and for the Negro Theater, and,
for the Broadway production of
Ruark Bradford and Jacques
Wolfe’s play “John Henry.”
In 1942 De Paur joined the army,
later attending Infantry Officers
Candidate School in Fort Benning,
Ga. After graduation, he directed
the AAF show, “Winged Victory”
for a year before he finally met
the infantrymen he now directs.
No Formal Rushing
Slated Winter Term
No formal rush week for fresh
man men is planned winter term.
Men who did not rush during fall
term will be allowed to sign up for
informal rushing the first week of
the new term, according to the Of
fice of Student Affairs.
Instead of the formal rush week,
a period of open rushing will prob
ably begin during the third week
of the term.
Rules governing this open rush!
period have not yet been establish
ed, the office said. It is believed
that no specific number of dates
will be necessary before rusheesr
will be allowed to pledge.
This situation will be changed
if the Interfraternity council de
cides to effect a ruling similar to
those governing boarders earlier
this term, the Office reported.
The rule prohibited boarders
from pledging until they had dates
with at least three fraternities,
other than the one in which they,
were boarding, and could provide
letters validating this.
Nine UO Students
To Attend YM-YW Meet
Nine representatives from th®
University YW and YMCA hav®
been chosen to attend the National
Student Assembly of the YM and
YWCA from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2 vt
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Two thousand students from 900
associations all over the United
States and Canada will gather to
decide upon the main program em
phasis foil YW and YMCA’s in th®.
countries for the next four years.
Oregon women attending will b®
Patsy Matsler, Mary Ellen Bur
rell, Dolores Jeppesen, Janis Evano,
Jackie Wilkes, and Yoshiko Seki.
Men going include Wayne Caroth
ers, Mercer King, and Bob Hollo
Delegates will leave Portland
with other representatives of (ho
Pacific Northwest Dec. 25, by a
special Greyhound bus.
Co-op Closing Set
The Co-op will close for Chri t
mas vacation at 12 noon Dec. 29
and will open again at 8:45 a.:®,
Jan. 2.