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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1939)
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official student pub
lication of the University of Oregon, published
daily during the college year except Snudays, Mon
days, holidays, and final examination periods. Sub
scription rates: $1.25 per term and $3.00 per year.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice,
PAUL DEUTSCHMANN, Editor
BILL PENGRA, Managing Editor
HAL HAENER, Manager
DICK LITFIN, Assistant Business Manager
Upper business staff: Jean Farrens, national ad
vertising manager; Bert Strong, circulation
manager; J. Bob Penland, classified manager.
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TIONAL ADVERTISING SERVICE, INC., college
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Nobody Wants War!
'J'HIS year, more Ilian any oilier since the
World war, is a year which needs a
strong protest, against war. It is a year that
has seen the United States embark upon a
billion dollar rearmament policy, a vast naval
expansion program, a steady increasing in the
number of -soldiers and reserves, and a na
tional tension which results in a public who
listen to the radio with fear of war, read the
newspapers with horror of war’s possibility,
and talk fearfully of what they shall do when
Through all this talk, almost everyone
admits, runs a great hate of war. The mili
tarist does not want it. Business does not
want it. The farmer does not want war. No
body wants war!
Yet day by day the militarist learns the
use of new weapons for the next war, or
figures how long his life will be at the front.
The business man thinks of complete govern
ment control of his business; lie sees govern
ment experts surveying his factories, noting
how they can he used to produce war ma
terials. The farmer sees opportunities, per
haps, to increase his acreage, to plow under
new lands in production for destruction.
Yet nobody wants war!
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J>A('IFISTf(v groups moot all over tlio coun
try. Tlioro is llio Emergency IVaoo oom
mitloo, llio Youth Committee Against Wort
1 ho War Resistors league, llio Women's Inter
miliomil League for Peace and Freedom, (ho
Fellowship of Rooonoiliation, llio World
1 ’raceways, <‘lo. Tlioy look nl llio mounting
annamont bill, and decide lhal armaments
must be out down. Tlioy look at llio foreign
policy of Amorioa, and dooido that isolation
must bo pursued. They see munitions makers
wallowing in llio rielios of the last eonfliet,
and dooido that llioso people make war and
should be controlled.
They sponsor advertising campaigns, pro
grams, speakers; they print pamphlets, dis
tribute handbills, march with banners. They
call for action against war. They call for a
program. They say wo must act. But some
how, those many peace organizations remain
disorganized and localized, torn by discus
sions of policies and programs. But they loo
fool that nobody wants war.
Aptil 20 has boon sot as the dale of the
student strike against war. Hero is tin oppor
tunity lor students to express their opinions
against conlliet. Here is an opportunity to
make the fact, that nobody wants war visible
to the nation. Hero is an opportunity for the
campus peace organizations to direct a united
front for peace.
Bel the rallying cry be — Nobody wants
What Other Editors Believe
GOLDFISH AND SISSIES
Not long ago a Harvard student, eager to vindi
cate the general devil-may-care spirit of youth
(and incidentally to win $101 swallowed a live
This gesture is a reassuring one. It proves that
the pioneer spirit still lives, and also that today's
college students, like those of yore, will do almost
anything for $10.
But then came a Franklin and Marshall college
junior, who, “just to show that those Harvard guys
are sissies,” swallowed three live goldfish, one
after another glup! glup! glup! just like that.
Now, in retaliation, another Harvard student, a
sophomore from Seattle, has downed an entire
school of goldfish twenty-three of them easing
their descent with copious draughts of orange
We hope this fails to come to the attention of
the intercollegiate athletic authorities. Or next year
the sports headlines might read:
"Pennsylvania beat Southern California last
night at goldfish-swallowing, three fantails down
and two guppies to go.” Klamath Herald.
FROM CROW TO ANGLK WORMS
Publicity-hungry Oregon State college has
found a new way to make the headlines. One stu
dent, more zealous in the chase for elusive fame
than choice in his selection of foods, crashed head
long onto many a front page when he ate 139
That is probably a delicacy now over at Cor
vallis, where they have been eating crow for these
several years now.—Eugene News.
By HIM. CUMMINGS
You and you and you arc no doubt suppressing
a shudder as these lines are glimpsed again under
the battle-worn caption, “The Calliope,’’ but the
editorial department of the Emerald has reached
into the ashcan and hauled out the mud-spattered
heading at the top of this column for a good
Webster defines “calliope” as an instrument
for the letting off of steam. So far this department
has lived up to that definition to the “t”. Steam
was let off in great style last spring when the
Calliope brought the wrath of the politicians down
upon the editorial heads of the Emerald. The
blasts were even more sensational this winter when
Joe Soap III jumped into the middle of the political
ring like a mad bull, then obligingly hopped a
freight to California as the editorial department
was casting the Calliope into the aforementioned
Rut once more out comes the instrument for
letting off steam. Fingers crossed, we pull the
strings to the valves of the Calliope, hoping that
the blasts which issue forth will he music to the
ears of those involved.
Already, the campus medicine men are start
ing1 their annual hullaballoo. Time grows short, and
much must be done to make sure that the wheels
of the traditional gravy train roll smoothly. But
at the start the going deems to be rough.
Right now junior politicians are faced with
the problem of organizing behind their prospective
candidates for ASUO prexy. Big names, minus the
“milquetoast” title which Mr. Soap applied, are
John Dick, Scott Corbett, Verdi Sederstrom, and
others. Boosters who are trying to organize blocs
behind these big guns include Harold Jahn, Walt
Miller, Burt Barr, Lloyd Hoffman, and a few who
will become more active as time goes on.
Only a rough framework of last year's blocs
exist, and the 3 939 campaign may see an even
bigger shakeup than the Weston-Kemler campaign.
Politicians on all sides are after the dorm sup
port, which was placed in the hands of Gordon
Ridgeway at an interdorm political meeting last
week. The dorms boast a solid bloc of more than
200 ASUO card holders, but dissension within the
dorms may cause a split.
Biggest concern among the booster boys is
caused by the political promise of the ATOs last
year to support Dick in return for the Sigma Nils’
votes for Harry Weston. Just how much weight
that promise will carry remains to be seen, but the
Taus are the only house directly obligated.
4; * *
Jim Pickett, ATO, has forged into the lead
as the most plausible candidate for Junior class
proxy. Art Hannifin, Sigma Chi, apparently had
his aspiraitons blasted by Sederstrom’s ASUO
plans, and Fiji Stan Staiger is out of the running
because lie is a class president this year.
Freshman politicians, still jittery over I’rexy
Jack Daniels’ appointment of a Phi Delt and a
Bela to handle the I'rosli Glee, met last week to
talk over sophomore campaign plans. Houses
represented at the meeting included Sigma Chi,
AYO, Chi Psi, Sigma Nu, Phi Delt, Kappa Sig,
Sammy, and Fiji.
Round V About
with WEN BIIOOKS
I suppose all of us have at some time or other
in our lives found it expedient or desirable . . .
perhaps both ... to place our lips upon the lips
of some other person. How well I remember the
first time I ever kissed a girl of reasonable years!
I'd kissed my mother often but somehow . . . well,
iL wasn’t the same. This girl and I had been out
dancing and it was a glorious night and . . . well,
finally, 1 had reluctantly taken her back to her
* Hi Hi
Well, she didn't go right in as I had hoped she
wouldn't. But I hadn't had an awful lot of ex
perience in such situations . . . the pretty girl
and the glorious night ... so I just sort of waited.
After what seemed to be hours a rather pained
expression came over her face ... as though I
might bo standing on her feet but I knew I wasn't
because I was looking right at mine.
And then it happened! So suddenly I didn't
even have time to catch my breath and the door
was closing and all 1 could do was a feeble Mickey
Rooney and beat it for home, feeling like I was
flying instead of running as I happened to be.
I'd actually kissed a girl! Maybe it hadn't exactly
been my fault but 1 didn't mind that! Boy!
N*nv whatever started all this? Oh yes, I was
going to talk about the evils of kissing ... or
was I? Darn, I sure get mixed up!
* * *
But that’s beside the point. Got a letter from
oni of my readers the other day, and it's sure
nice to hear from your public! Well, the guy . . .
excuse me . . . gentleman, informed me I was all
wet. He was nice about it, though, insinuating I
might only be a little damp so I don’t mind. At
any rate, JACK BRYANT IS NOT LONESOME.
I'd heard that he was but what's hearsay’
Jack also tells me Ruth Holbrook, Marjorie
Buck, Lila Heldberg, and Betty Funkhouser are
among the Oregon transfers now attending East
ern Oregon normal. Most of them want to be
teachers. Jack says, but eupid has a queer way
of disrupting plans at times. Jack hopes to be
back here at Oregon next fall . . . will perhaps
be down for Junior weekend.
» * *
Most ot us drop into the Side occasionally and
see Newt and Mrs. Smith who are going on their
tenth year at that establishment. And we see a
good many students there . . . the girls in blue . . .
and the boys behind the fountain . . . but I daresay
we don't know many of the students' names.
Most recent addition to the Side’s fountain
staff is Bob Berghen, Fiji pledge. And there's
Bruce Macintosh, I*aul Christenson, Jack Young,
and Steve Uinquist ... all serving their time out
front. Bob Littleton and Bon Norris I>oth work in
the back room. And, of course, there’s the boy
with the drawl and the dancing feet we call "Tex"
By GORDON RIDGEWAY
Americans are finding themselves confronted
now more than ever since the last great world
conflict with the issue of what stand to take in
respect to foreign diplomacy. It is evident that
they must adopt one or the other of two alterna
tives— either they must pursue as best they can a
policy of neutrality based upon principles of isola
tion, or they must join the other so-called demo
cratic nations in formulating the defenses offered
through collective security. The first-named policy
arouses a question in many minds as to whether
neutrality and isolation can be accomplished, and
if so, what can be the means to such an end. The
latter plan is said to subject America to all the
troubles of another war, and there is some dispute
over the question of whether to draw up formal
. . . Jim Morrison.
The short blonds with the smile who W’aits on
booths is Margaret Farris, Hendricks. And there’s
Opal Meyers . . . and Claire Slattery, a graduate
student, who has been working in the Side for
about four years now while going on with her
* * *
Well, I’m about winded for today. Besides, I
don’t feel very well . . . it’s not Bob’s cooking,
either . . . just that everything seems to be going
wrong. And to top it all someone suggests I write
a column of advice to freshmen ... as if they
And another kindly soul comes along and re
minds me that no matter how bad my troubles
may seem, just think of the other millions in the
world who are in much worse shape! Just think
of the poor American college boys who have to
subsist on angleworms and goldfish! I'd rather not.
# * ■ #
Flash! I fed better now . . . someone actually
planted their pin on a coed which gives me new
life and hope . . . the boy, Jim Broad, Beta transfer
from Washington State . . . the girl Francelia
“Dolly” Oliver ... a veritable blonde menace, I
* # *
Oh, yes . . . meant to tell you, rather warn
you . . . there’s definitely going to be another
GREEN GOOSE this year. I don’t suppose there’ll
be much in it. Nothiong ever happens around the
agreements or only tacitly to support such a
scheme. » * *
The direction to be taken will probably be
indicated by congress within the next month when
the two chambers take up the problem of enforc
ing a system of embargoes on trade with aggres
sor nations or of directing business to a “cash
and carry policy” with all nations alike.
But, as one well-known commentator was once
wont to say, we find it exceedingly regretful that
all persons and groups are not so content to
leave the mattet to congressional jurisdiction. The
barrage of propaganda in each direction is becom
ing increasingly heavy. For that we are very
sorry. It- was only about 22 years ago when Am
erica became convinced that it had to go to France
in order to save the world for democracy. It was
only within the last 10 years that America dis
covered that it had not saved very much of democ
racy for anyone, and when the methods of propa
ganda which seducel them into the war became
known, the respectable citizens became very dis
illusioned about the whole thing. Never again,
was their verdict, then.
If America will only remember that, perhaps
the best decision will be available through clear
and orderly procedure. But even now, colored news
reports are abundant in thousands of sheets run
off presses in almost every corner of the world.
The public goes to see Mickey Mouse, and it gets
a picture of some motion picture tycoon shaking
hands with the deposed leader of some small Euro
pean state recently taken under a “protectorate.”
It usually turns out that both are trying to hand
shake the audience. All of which lends nothing
towards the goal of a logical conclusion.
This procedure has led us to one decision—
instead of throwing in with the bund organiza
tions, the American Legion, or any of the groups
who command that America bo kept out of for
eign wars, we are going to inaugurate a brand new
Our slogan: Let’s Keep the Bats Out of the
Eligibility: Presentation of five good examples
of the wool used for eye-pulling-over.
(Note: The membership requirements are made
particularly low in order to facilitate rapid or
A Real Queen—Is Maxine
She was normal about the whole thing last night, was Queen
elect Maxine Glad, just after being told she had won her race.
All the usual adjectives fitted her state of mind, as ought to be
when one has just won one of the most coveted honors which ran
fall to a University of Oregon girl in her college career.
She’s Level-Headed About It
But she was level-headed about it at the same time. “Tt s no
use to say it’s exciting, because everyone knows that, was the
way she disposed of‘the “thrilled to death”—for publication idea.
"But I can't get used to it.”
She’s Got ‘Umph,’ Too
As for the vital statistics department, Maxine Queen Alice is not
so tall, 5 feet 3'i inches, to he exact, and manages to tip the beam
at 110 pounds. Her hair she classified as “brown,” but she didn’t
classify a pair of upsetting blue eyes. At the age of 20 she still
wears only her own pin, by choice. Her major is English, although
it used to be journalism. A town girl and member of Alpha Phi
sorority, she pronounced herself "a pillar of Eugene."
Every sport jacket or skirt. Let
yonr intuition be your guide in
selecting unusual combinations
of high fashion colors. In this
roup arc zephyrs, cashmere,
ngora, Shetlands as -well as
new loop yarns, euna, new
stitehings and nibbings. Sizes
32 to 40.
Turnabout! . . .
Some two years ago, the heads
of CBS passed the word down
the line that a certain announcer
was to be given all the tough
assignments. The idea being to
ease him off the payroll. That
man was H. V. Kaltenborn. To
day he is one of the highest
salaried men in radio and cer
tainly CBS's top foreign com
Waxworks! . . .
Larry Clinton and company
have waxed a tune that will go
well at any exchange dessert.
Easy to dance to is “Over the
Rainbow” on Victor. On the oth
er side is "The Jitterbug" from
M-G-M’s "The Wizard of Oz."
Would-be exchange desserters
use the latter tune at your own
risk. Another good “happy hour”
waxing is Sammy Kaye's "I'm
Building a Sailboat of Dreams”
and "Out of the Starlight” for
a: * *
Hopes! . . .
Every once in a while a song'
from some college musical hits
Big Ten rating. A few years ago
it was Princeton’s “East of the
Sun” last year “When I Go A
Dreaming" was right up there -
and this season it seems to be
Yale's “Here We Go Again.”
We say “it seems" because we
have hopes that Wilfred Road
man's "I've Found Something
New In You" from Oregon's own
musical "With Fear and Trem
bling” will top it. “Here We Go
Again" is recorded on Bluebird
by Charlie Barnett with Judy
Ellington on the vocal.
Author! . . .
Perhaps you read the charm
ing article in the current Liberty
called "Hollywood Treated Me
Like a Leper" and supposedly
written by Elaine Barrymore. It
was actually written by the Hol
lywood correspondent for the
Boston Globe. Maynie Ober Peak.
HIuenoses! . . .
Movie censor trouble usually
means double box office attrac
tion. Warner’s “Yes, My Darling
Daughter" is doing wonderously
well since New York blueuoses
started fooling around.
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