Daily EMERALD VOLUME LII UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDA 1', FEBRUARY 9, 1951 NUMBER 76 '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 man. 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 tion. 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 procedures. 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 stalled. 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 tanne. 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 mittee. 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! « l 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 day. 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 ture: 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 penses. 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 intermission. 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 cost.” 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 said. 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 announced. 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 ference. 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 day. 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 America. MFC MULLS LIVING PROBLEMS 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 freshmen. 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 indicated. 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.