Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 09, 1951, Image 1

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'Cotton Bair Theme of Dance
Coronation, Water
Await'Hop'Kina !
By Marge Elliott
Heart Hop festivities will start
with the coronation and tradition
al dunking of the King of Hearts
at 9 tonight on the front porch of
Zeta Tau Alpha.
wBob Wilcox, last year’s King of
Wearts, will crown the 1951 king.
A. dunking of the new king by the
ptinces and the Order of the “O”,
will follow. Entertainment will be
furnished by members of Hui-O
Kamaaina, who will present Hawai
ian music. Master of ceremonies
will be Stan Smith.
Heart Hop tickets at 60 cents
per couple will continue on sale
in the Co-op today. The stub of
each ticket serves as a vote for
the king, who will be chosen from
finalists Mike Lally, Dick Mc
Laughlin, Merv Hampton, Curt
Finch, Pierre Pasquio, and Martel
Scroggin. Voting ends at 5 p.m.
‘Sweetheart Serenade’ Theme
“Sweetheart Serenade,” will be
the theme of the progressive dance,
sponsored by the YWCA. It will
be held at Zeta Tau Alpha, Chi
Omega, Hendricks Hall, Alpha Del
ta Pi, and Pi Beta Phi. Couples
may dance in one or all of these
living organizations.
There is no conventional proce
dure to be* observed at the girl
date-boy dance, according to
Record Album
Given as Dads'
Letter Award
A record album from the Uni
versity radio laboratory will be
given to the men’s and women’s
living organizations with the larg
est percentage of letters mailed
to fathers in Monday’s Dads’ Day
letter contest.
^ Winners will be judged by the
speed of letter-placing and by
house participation, according to
Kay Kuckenberg, promotion chair
A “Letter to Dad’’ will be print
ed in Monday’s Emerald, which
will be available in the Emerald
“Shack’’ at 6:30 a.m. Copies will
not be distributed as usual, but
representatives from each house
must pick them up, Miss Kucken
berg said.
Students are to clip the letters
and place them in envelopes with
their fathers’ home addresses. This
can not be done in the “Shack”,
but letters should be returned there
for mailing by promotion commit
tee members.
The deadline is noon Monday.
Gretchen Grefe, publicity chair
man. However, the girl is supposed
to buy the ticket, she said.
Decorations for the Heart Hop
will be based on the “sweet” from
its theme, “Sweetheart Serenade.”
Springing from the main theme are
the individual house decoration
plans, “Cotton Candy,” “Candy
.Canes,” “Lolly Pops,” “Candy
Kisses,” and “Gingerbread Man.”
Refreshments will be served in
each living organization.
Chairmen Listed
Committee chairmen for the
dance include Ann Graham, tick
ets; Ancy Vincent, coronation;
Nancy Hall, decorations; Jody
Greer, promotion; Gretchen Grefe,
publicity; Carolyn Silva, refresh
ments; and Connie Ohlsen, selec
The ratio of 2.1112 men to every
woman gives the women on the
campus a definitely wider dating
field than the girls of 1946 had
with a ratio of nine-tenths of a
man to every woman. The oppor
tunities that accompany a girl-ask
boy dance formed the Ladies’ Leap
in the leap year 1936, which devel
oped into the annual Heart Hop.
Junior Weekend
Terrace Dance Set
A terrace da nee—the first
since 1947—is planned for this
year’s Junior Weekend, Class
President Merv Hampton an
nouneed at a meeting of junior
representatives Thursday.
The dance, to be held at 4 p.m.
Friday, May 11, in front of the
Student Union, will serve as a
kickoff to the weekend’s activi
ties. ^
Forty - seven representatives
from campus living organiza
tions attended the meeting, at
which Hampton described com
mittee functions and petitioning
KWAX Opener
Set Wednesday
Operation of KWAX, new Uni
versity FM station, will begin on
schedule Wednesday, upon receipt
of 20 feet of coaxial cable neces
sary for completion of installation,
station manager Jack Vaughn
said Thursday.
According to Vaughn, the cable
should arrive next week. The addi
tional cable was required~dTte to
re-location of the station trans
mitter. All other equipment is in
Program Today Presents
Actor-Producer Derwent
“The Place of the Theater in American Culture’’ will he dis
cussed by Clarence Denvent, president-of Actor’s Equity, at a
student assembly at 11 a.m. today in the Student Union ballroom.
Derwent has played leading roles with Otis Skinner, Margaret
Anglen, Laurette Taylor, Katherine Cornell, and Lunt and Fon
In addition to his duties as pre
sident of the actor’s union, Der
went appears regularly in New
York productions. He has demon
strated a strong interest in ama
teur theatricals and on occasion
has appeared with amateur casts.
1-Ie is appearing at the Univer
sity in connection with the North
west Drama Conference. His lec
Morning classes will each be
shortened 15 minutes, as follows:
First period 8:00 to 8:35 a.m.
Second period 8:45 to 9:20 a.m.
Third period 9:30 to 10:05 a.m.
Fourth period 10:15 to 10:50 a.m.
ture at tfie assembly is sponsored
by the University Assembly Com
Derwent has staged a number of
theatrical productions. Two of
these have been produced at the
Gaiety Theater in Manchester,
Eng., and one at the Court Theater
in London. On the Broadway stage
he directed “Rebecca.”
Hey, Salesmen—Here's a Deal!
In an effort to stimulate off
campus sales, free copies of the
1951 Oregana will be given to any
off-campus student who can sell
15 year books, Business Manager
Bob Schooling announced Thurs
Research has discovered that
although 90 per cent of all stu
dents in living organizations have
Ordered yearbooks, less than 50
per cent of off-campus students
| have made purchases.
Names of students who have not
purchased Oreganas are available
at the Oregana office.
The reopened late sales drive will
continue through Wednesday.
Free yearbooks are also being
awarded to six outstanding living
organization salesmen: Jean Mau
ro, Carson 4; Bruce Wallace, Yeo
men; Ken Peters, Sederstrom; De
Wayne Bills, Beta Theta Pi; Wil
liam Leabo, Nestor Hall; and Rob
ert Schug, Hunter Hall.
King Perry to Play
At '51 Senior Ball;
Dress Not Costume
By Stan Turnbull
The 1951 Senior Ball will fea
1. The theme, “Cotton Pickers’
ifall”, appropriate to the orchestra,
2. King Perry and his, boys, a
Negro orchestra from Los Angeles
and coming to Eugene from a
week’s engagement at New Or
leans' Mardi Gras.
3. Dress (definitely not costume!
consisting of cotton dresses or
peasant blouses and print skirts
for the women, jeans and plaid
shirts, or anything “cotton-picker
ish” for the men.
4. An admission price, of $1.75.
Tickets will go on sale Monday at
the Co-op and Student Union, and
will be sold at the door,
5. An invitation from the com
mittee for “everybody to come and
jump up and down and have a
good time.”
Church Answers
A storm of student protest
aroused by the impression that it
was to be a straight “costume
ball,” and by the fact that the
senior-sponsored dance is tradi
tionally formal, was answered by
General Chairman Steve Church.
“We felt that our obligation to
the students to present the best
possible dance with the best avail-’
able orchestra was stronger than
the desire to follow tradition of a
formal dance,” Church said.
He pointed out that last year’s
Mortar Board Ball, another tradi
tional formal, tried to combine the
Castle Jazz Band and the “tradi
tion,” with unhappy results.
Best Possible Answer
“The committee felt that in of
fering a low-admission informal
dance with a good orchestra—but
like the Castle band, not one suit
ed for a formal—they had reached
the best possible answer,” the
chairman stated.
“Four months of effort showed
us we could not obtain a big-name,
and we did not want to settle for
a local group,” he concluded.
It was also noted that the price
of $1.75 was much lower than for
most all-campus dances, and would
represent the only necessary ex
The Student Union ballroom,
scene for the dance, will be de
corated along lines appropriate to
“Cotton Pickers’ Ball” by a com
mittee under chairmanship of Bon
nie Berkemeier.
Ultra-informal entertainment to
go along with the ultra-inform
ality of the dance will be held at
Church also extended an invita
tion to students who desire a fuller
explanation to phone him personal
ly at 4-6221.
He concluded, “We feel sure that
the 1951 Senior Ball will be a
dance at which everyone can have
a lot of fun at very reasonable
This year's informal Senior Ball
does not represent the first break
with tradition. Last year, the tradi
tionally formal dance was switch
ed to informal, due to heavy snows
which made long gowns unfeasible.
See Monday’s Emerald for a
story and picture on correct attire
for the dance.
Ballgame Rally
Tuesday in SU
A pep rally and assembly for
the Oregon-WSC basketball series
Will be held at 31 a.m. Tuesday in
I the Student Union Ballroom.
It will be the only assembly be
fore the Washington State games
at McArthur Court Tuesday and
Wednesday, Yell King Ron Symons
The assembly will begin with
roll call of all living organizations.
Coach John Warren will introduce
the Oregon basketball team. Fea
tured speakers will be three team
members—Captain Will Urban,
who has been out of action for
two weeks with an injured foot;
forward Bob Peterson and center'
Jim Loscutoff.
The yell squad, song queens, and
band will lead the rally.
325 Drama Conferees Sign
For Talks, 3 Plays, Banquet
More than 325 students and lead
ers in the theater had registered
for the Northwest Drama Confer
ence at closing time Thursday,
conference manager Virginia Hall
More registrants are expected
before the three-day meet, the larg
est of its kind in the country,
closes Saturday, she said. Horace
Robinson, director of the Univer
sity Theater, is heading the con
General sessions, sectional meet
ings, and three full-length produc
tions are on the conference pro
gram today and Saturday. The
majority of conference activities
will be held in the University
Theater and Villard Hall.
“New Techniques and Methods
in the Theater Demonstrated,” is
the theme of the conference, being
held for the fourth consecutive
year on the Oregon campus.
To carry out the theme, pro
ductions of “Right You Are,” by
the University Theater group, and
“The Guardsman,” by the Port
land Civic Theater Players will
be presented tonight, and “Lady
of Fatima,” an Abbey's Players
production by St. Martin's College,
Olympia, Wash., on Saturday night.
Sectional meetings of all phases
of the theater will be held from
As a convenience for delegates
to the current Northwest Drama
Conference, the Student Union
cafeteria will be open from 12
noon to 12:80 p.m. Saturday.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Satur
A conference banquet will be
held at 6 p.m. today in the Student
Union, followed by a conference
theater party.
Main speakers at Thursday ’»
opening session were Norman Phil
brick, executive secretary of the
American Educational Theater
Association; Arch Lauterer, Mille
College; and Campton Bell, Uni
versity of Denver.
Philbrick pointed out that con
ferences of this kind will encour
age and stimulate the theater ia
A Junior Inter-fraternity Coun
cil committee, composed of fresh
men and pledges living in dormi
tories, met Thursday afternoon to
consider the possibility of living
problems which might be facing
A member of the committee told
the Emerald Thursday evening that
the JXFC was seeking to aid fresh
men by a study of living condi
tions in dormitories. A few com
plaints from freshmen have come
to the attention of the JIFC, he
Counseling, study conditions, and
general dormitory atmospheres
were items discussed by the eight
man committee.
A poll of freshmen in regard
to the dormitory situation through
use of a questionnaire was debat
ed by the group. No definite pro
gram was decided upon at the
afternoon meeting.
The committee will meet again
Tuesday afternoon. The group’s
suggestions will be presented at a
meeting of the Junior Inter-frater
nity Council at 7:30 p.m. at Phi
Gamma Delta.