Daily EMERA D /■■///V lltird year of Publication I MVKKM1TY Ol ()l(K(i()N, KIKiKNK, THUKKDAV, AI*KII. 17, 1952 Volume IJI1 NTMBKR 104 Helen Jackson Wins USA Primary UO Construction Work On Schedule—Wriaht All construction work on campus Is going along "quite satisfactor ily," according to I. I. Wright, su perintendent of the physical plant. The biggest project, the con struction of Commonwealth hall, t'.ic new business administration < molding, and the remodeling of Oregon and Commerce halls, is Third Language Confab Begins At UO Today College and high school teach ers from all over the Northwest flock to the University today for the opening of the third annual Pacific Northwest Conference of Foreign Language Teachers. High points in the conference, which ends Saturday, will indudi a talk by Gordon Wright, acting! head of the department of history, a production of the French play j "Le Medccin Malgre Lui," and an address by Ira O. Wade, chairman of the department of modern lan guages, Princeton university. Wright will speak on "French- | men, Arabs and Americans in North Africa” following an infor- > mal dinner which opens the con- ! ference. The play will be presented Sat- j urday in the experimental theater, Villard hull, and is produced by Jean Guedenet, assistant professor of romance languages. Tickets are being sold by professors and stu dents and may also be obtained at the door. >~The conference will include three general sessions, to be attended by al delegates and six different ! group sessions with teachers able ! < Please /urn In fa fie wen ) scheduled for completion this sum mer and the buildings will be ready for occupancy next fall term. The budget for the entire project is $700,000. Wright reported that the land scaping around the new science building should be done early this term. He also said that most of the painting on the Press building and the architecture annex is finished. Pome trimming and clearing needs to be done, he added. Studies Made Tentative studies have also been made for the remodeling of the second floor of Johnson hall. Wick anil Hilgers, architects for the mu sic school and business administra tion addition, have been employed to do this. No estimation of cost has been submitted since the plans are not completed but according to Mr. T. O. Lindatrom, University business manager, the plans will be com pleted by the time school lets out and reconstruction will begin dur ing summer vacation. Offices Replaced The second floor of Johnson hall originally contained the Univer sity business offices and registrar's office. A huge lobby was provided for the lines of students during registration. Now, since those of fices have been replaced by the Bureau of Municipal Research, and the Business Offices and Regis trar's Office have been removed to Emerald Hall and the Student Union, the lobhy serves no func tional purpose. Johnson Hall was constructed in 1916 and few minor changes or re modeling has been done on it since then. The most important change occurred two years ago when the office of the Dean of Women and Dean of Mon were removed to Em erald hall. Service Representative to Visit UO To Discuss Officer Examinations A Foreign Service officer of the U.S. Department of State will visit the campus April 23 to discuss the forthcoming Foreign Service offi cer examinations. He is Robert C. Brewster, 30, who has just completed an assign ment in Managua, Nicaragua and will soon leave for a new post as political and economic reporting officer in Stuttgart, Germany. Brewster is a graduate of the Uni versity of Washington. Brewster will speak at a coffee hour at 4 p.m.' in the Student Union. The examinations are open to young men and women regardless of race, creed or color between the ages of 21 and 30, who are Ameri can citizens of 10 years standing and who, if married, are married to American citizens. Women can didates can not be married. Starting salaries arc from $4000 to $5000 a year depending upon age and qualifications and officers may advance to a salary of $14,300 a year with opportunities to he appointed to ministerial rank with salaries ranging up to $25,000 a year. Retirement and leave priv ileges are granted in these posi t ions. Successful candidates will be stationed at any one of the 300 U.S. embassies, legations and con sulates scattered throughout the world in sonic 75 countries. Tours of duty will also be served from time to time in the department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Duties will consist of serving as counsular officials, cultural, po litical or economic officers. Closing date for applications for the Foreign Service Officer exam ination is July 1. Applications may be obtained from C. P. Schleicher, professor of political science. Schleicher will also make arrange ments for interviews with Brew ster during his campus stay. For eign service applicants are re quired to take a written examina tion which will be given Sept. 8-11. This exam is followed by an oral Results Held Up On Vodvil Tryouts Results of the tryouts for the all campus Vodvil show, held Wednesday night for women's houses, will not Is- announced until Friday. Tryouts for the men’s houses will be held tonight, the schedule Is’ing printed elsewhere in to day’s Kmerald, and the entire list of finalists will appear Fri day. Haycox Second In Vote for Prexy Helen Jackson received the United Students association nomination for ASUO president Wednesday night, to be the first woman candidate for the post since 1944. Muss Jackson polled 3,13 votes to Jim Haycox's 244, following red;1: .vwL'n Lanru r>y me ouier two candi dates. Before the redistribution process Don Collin had 165 votes and Herb Cook 60. Dick Davis was unopposed for the USA senior class presidential nomination. Merle Davis won the senior representative nomination with a vote of 293 to Do lores Parrish's 253. The junior class presidency nomination went to Tom .Shepherd with 357 votes over Dick Hollenbeck's 247. Ben Schmidt s 161 votes for the post were redis uiDuic-ci. coo simpson defeated Ea: 1 Fowler 311 votes to 228 for the junior representative spot. Helen Jackson Senate-at-large nominees and the votes they received are: Jim Haycox, 116; Don Collin. 109: Judy McLoughlin, 85; Ben Schmidt. 57; Dick Hollenbeck, 53; A1 Karr, 48; Pat Choat, 47; Jim Lancaster, 46; Herb Cook, 44 and Don Rotenberg, 26. Milan Foster won the sophomore president nomination by seven vote't over Don Rotenberg. The vote was 261 to 254. iiarv Whitaker won the SU Board Petition Deadline Monday; Screening Plans Set MHcninery for screening canoi-: dates for positions on the 1952-53 Student Union board was announc ed at the board meeting Wednes day. Petitions for membership on the board are due by Monday. Open ings are available to sophomores from the schools of business ad ministration, journalism, and edu cation and the college of liberal arts; a junior from the school of health and physical education, and one representative each from the law and graduate schools. Appointed Wednesday to the joint screening committee to inter view peittioners were Jane Wiggen, Clyde Fahlman, Donna Buse and Ralph Hillier. Remainder of the committee, chairmaned by Paul S. Dull, faculty representative on the board, will be made up of repre sentatives of the ASUO Senate, Petition blanks are available in the box outside 301 SU. The board approved a committee recommendation that the Platoff Don Coossacks be secured as a spe cial attraction for next year, to appear Nov. 14. If this concert proves a success, the committee recommended that a second attrac tion be scheduled for winter term. A provision will be made for paid labor to set up chairs for the SU movie and concert programs in next year's budget, the board de cided. Set-up had previously been handled through the activity pool < Please turn to page set eu) sophomore representative nomina tion with 262 votes. Judy Ellefsen I was second with 212 and .A loy»> Brcwm with 127. Two women ran for the AST» number one post in 1944. Audrey j Holliday, candidate of the Inde pendent Students, winning the post over the Greek party candidate, Phyllis Horstman. This was during the war years, however, v.herv Plcase turn to pave set cn) SENATE AGENDA I* The agenda for the ASl'O sen : ate meeting at 7 tonight in the Student I nion includes the fol lowing items: • Election procedure • Constitution commtitee re port • Athletic award recommen dations. Two Operettas Present Contrast in Stage Settings By Jackie Warded Presenting completely opposite problems in staging, the two latest University theater productions. “The Old Maid and the Thief" and "The Devil and Daniel Webster," will oj>en Friday for the first of six presentations. In "The Old Maid and the Thief," , the primary emphasis , is on the1 - Eupcnc Rroistcr Cuard flii'to GORDON HOWARD . . . moved into a barn music and the singers with the scenery serving as a background. Also, although the operetta is short, the action takes place in several locales necessitating the building of each locale on the stage. As a result, the scenery is suggestive and similar to the type of setting used in television. A single chair and short railing serve as the back porch, a painted fire place, which looks almost j three dimensional from a distance , and two chairs form the living room. A few stairs leading to a platform, upon which is a bed and ; chest, depict the bedroom, the j actors moving swiftly from scene 1 to scene. Unlike the other production with its four characters and many scenes. “The Devil and Daniel Webster" has a chorus of over 30 voices besides its principal actors, but only one location. The original setting of this dramatic musical is a New Hampshire farmhouse, but for reasons of space it has been moved into a barn where a barn dance is in progress. Members of the stage craft class, who construct scenery for University productions as a part of their laboratory work, have used a contemporary interpretation of scenery as it was painted in the early twentieth century. Timbers are painted on the born backdrop instead of built there as is the usual custom today. Bales of hay and sacks of feed are used to add realism to the barn. “Rustic costumes to fit into the barn setting were not too difficult to find, and neither play presented ] any real problems in costuming,”; stated Joan DeLap, wardrobe chairman. "A pageant commemo-; rating Lewis and Clark and other, pioneer figures is held every three years in Eugene, so we were ab’o to borrow several costumes from townspeople." Daniel Webster's costume wa»~ patterned on pictures of the mar*- • and of other figures of his day, so it piesents as accurate a view a;* possible of costumes of the lS40's. Old Scratch, or the Devil, is dress ed as a seedy Boston lawyer. Set in the lS90's, "The Old Ma><*~ —Eugene Ecgistcr-C lard gketo AUDREY MISTRETTA . . . with suggestive scenery am) the Thief” features costume** of that period. Miss Pinkeiton (Dorothy Anderson), the village eccentric and gossip, is dressed-in black and white with an ornate hat to add to her eccentric characteri zation.