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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1951)
Maya Deren, Artist of Films
To Give Demonstration in SU
Maya Deren, who has attempted
ir. her unorthodox and hauntingly
p etic films to present the prin
ciple of film as an independent art
f m, will give a lecture-demon
stration at S p.m. Thursday in the
S,: ident Union ballroom.
In her films. Miss Deren is all
ti ngs writer, producer, director,
a tress, light man, editor, and dis
tributor. She has also gained a con
siderable reputation as a still
photographer, lecturer and writer.
Haitian dance, music and mythol
ogy have recently been added to
th > variety of subjects for which
sh? has particularly become known.
We are now offering' to our
'natrons free storage for their
j winter clothing and blankets
—from now until Xov. 1.
i853 E. 13th Ph.4-8072
Originally she was n poet. Then i
she discovered that in film mak
ing: she could not only realize the
poetic *mage, but could also draw '
upon a long-standing interest in
the dancing movement and music.
Maya Deren was born In Rus- j
sia, but came here as a very young
child. She was educated in thej
’.United States and Switzerland.
Miss Deren attended Syracuse and
New York University, from which
she has a B.A. degree, and Smith
College where she took an M.A.
degree in English Literature.
While at Smith, she wrote a long
paper on the beginning of relativ
ity in Seventeenth Century think
ing. This interest ir. mathematics
and science account for her con-!
cern with the technical side of film
Her films include Meshes of the
Afternoon (1934), At Land (1944),
A Study in Choreography for Cam
era (1945), Ritual in Transfigured
Time (1945-1946). and Meditation
on Violence (1948).
Miss Deren has won a John
Simon Guggeheim Fellowship for
creative work in motion pictures
and was awarded the first inter
national prize at the Cannes 16mm.
Film Festival in 1947.
Skull and Dagger
To Tap Members
Skull and Dagger, sophomore ;
men's service honorary, will tap j
new members during intermission j
of the All-Campus Sing. May 11,
President Jack Beyers announced.
The new members—between 20
and 30 will be tapped- are to be
introduced at the same time that
the annual William Frager scholar
ship is awarded. The scholarship is
given every Junior Weekend to an
outstanding sophomore man.
Petitions for membership are due
by 5 p.m. Friday. Freshmen men
seeking membership may hand
their petitions in to Beyers at Sig
ma Nu, or Dick Davis, treasurer, |
at Sigma Alpha Mu.
A special committee to screen
petitions and make recommeada-!
tions was appointed. A three
fourths vote is necessary under the
constitution to pass on candidates. |
Passenger cars were involved in
73.8 per cent of fatal accidents in i
1950. followed by commercial cars
with 21.4 per cent.
Born in Russia
11:45 :i.ni. — Chemistry Dept.,
Noon — Sunlight Serenade
Comm., Ill SIJ
3 p.m. — Newcomer's Tea,
4 p.m. — Bed Criw», 110 SI'
WSSF Comm., Ill SC
Culture Seminur, IIS SC
4 :S0 p.m. — Bowling Movie,
0:S0p.m. — Scabbard \ Blade,
Chairmen of the Mortar
Board, Kuppa Alpha
7 p.m. — Bowling Movie, II SC
Newman Kxcc. Connell, 110
Phi Alpha Delta, tier. 3rd
Hillel, 112 SC
Christian Science, 1252
1VCF, 384 SC
7 :S0 p.m. — lecture Forum
Series, Browsing Boom
8 p.m. — Record Concert, 202
SU Art Program
Open to Students
The creative arts program to be
held May 11-18 in the Student Un
ion is open to all students who
wish to submit entries, Barbara
Bates. Browsing Hoorn chairman,
Purpose of this program is to
provide opportunity for artistic
expression in the fields of art.
music, literature, and drama, and
at the same time build greater
popular interest in the arts.
Manuscripts or descriptions of
the entries in these fields should
be turned in to Miss Bernice Rise
or one of her assistants in the
Browsing Room by Apr. 30. These
will be returned after judging and
selection has taken place.
Sub-chairmen for the event in
clude Orv Collver, Jim McGrath,
Joyce Anderson. Jim Albertson,
Catherine Black, Phil Heppner,
and Betty Moshofsky.
Enrollment Next Year
In Oregon Colleges
Should Equal 195l's
To Speak Here
Miss Ruth Hains, from the New
I York office of the Committee on
Kri. ndly Relations Among Foreign
SUkients, will speak at an Inter
national Education Luncheon at
noon Thursday in the Student Un
Miss Hains will speak on "Look
ing at the Foreign Student Pro
gram." She will be on campus to
confer with persons interested ill
the foreign student program, and to
discuss phases of her work.
At the luncheon information will
be given on recent developments on
educational exchange by James
Kline, foreign student adviser.
Kline lias just returned from the
Conference on Educational Ex-j
change in Denver, Colo.
All interested students and j
| faculty members are invited to at- J
j tend the luncheon, Kline stated,
I but they should make reservations
with Kline beforehand, at Ext. 242.;
I Price is $1.00
Diapers Nifty Wipers! !
WICHITA, Kansr., Apr. 16 — t/P)
Now they're using baby diapers
| on the air force's B-47 Stratojet
Even Don Penner, senior mater
ial buyer for the Boeing Airplane
plant didn't know. He got a re-1
I quisition for a dozen diapers for]
the big bombers, scratched his
head a while, then checked with
the superintendent who put in the
The superintendent, Ray Mitchell,
gaye this explanation:
The diapers are used to clean
the bomb sight lens. The soft, lint
free material is Ideal for the job.
Dancing Class to Begin Wednesday Night
An advanced dancing class will
be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday in 213 and 214 Student
The class will be instructed by
Pat Rowe and Louise Henderson,
graduate assistants in physical
The class will begin with in
struction in the waltz, and then go
into the more advanced dances,
such as the rhumba and Charleston.
Students who have their own re
cords which are specialties or fa
vorites are asked to bring them to
the dancing class, Miss Rowe and
Miss Henderson stated.
" 1 | ■ '■■■" I", i
• TAILORED FOR THE
OREGON - HAWAII
• DEPARTURE FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
ON OR ABOUT JUNE 16th FOR 42 DAYS IN HAWAII.
SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
HAWAII (optional). ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE
LOVELY EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL. RETURN
VIA SAN FRANCISCO ...
EUCiKNJO </!’) Orcgon'n state
colleges will draw Just hm many
(reshmen next fall as they did last
full because of the executive order,
Chancellor Charles I>. Byrne pre
dicted late last week.
Earlier, a 10 per cent enrollment
drop had been foreseen. That figure
now Is ‘•excessive," he said.
His comments followed receipt
of a letter from the Department
of Defense, darlfyll g the govern
meat's views on formal education.
The letter, signed by Assistant .Sec
retary of Defense Anna M. Rosen
berg, said that "the armed forces
earnestly desire ttiat every Ameri
can acquire the maximum formal
education within Ids capabilities."
Byrne had asked for a statement,
on the defense department's posi
tion. Mrs. Rosenberg's letter said
the position was "unequivocal. The
services recognize fully the contri
bution that American colleges and
universities make to our nations I
defense. Each service has more
need than ever before for highly
trained and specially skilled men
Byrne pointed out that the pre
sent draft deferment under execu
tive order for students passing
special examinations does not elim
inate military service. Rather, he
said, it "merely enables qualified
students to continue their educa
tion without interruption before
serving in the armed forces. It
means basically that the nation’s
needs In science, technology, medi
cine, dentistry and other special
ized areas will not be shut off for
the duration of the emergency.”
Spring term enrollment at the
University has dropped only about
6 per cent since winter term as
compared to a 7 per cent drop re
ported at Oregon State College.
88.1 megacycle* on your FM radio
5 :00 p.m. Plano Moods
5:10 (iiii-Ht Star
5:30 Thorn's Music In the
C:00 Through the Hook
6:15 Table Hopping
6:30 Progressive Rhythms
7:00 Parisian Skies
7:30 Music from Villa i d
7:45 Four for a Quarter
8:00 World In Review
8:15 ('umpus Recital *
8:45 Calling All Alums
9:00 Serenade to the Stu
9:55 News We Almost For
'10:00 Anything (Joes
10:50 Kmernld on the Air
10:55 A Tune to Say tJood
CLASSICAL S MODERN
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Sat. Apr. 28
General Admission __$1.00
Students & Emp.
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Union Office, U. of O.