Daily EMERALD VOLUME LH UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1950 NUMBER 49 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 cil. 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. Program 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 er. 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 sessments. 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 --—-_ Straub. 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 Kline. 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 gram. 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 available. “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 gram. 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 day. 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 day. 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 rior. 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 theater. 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 actress. 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 peared. 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 ant. 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 tract. 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 way. 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.