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BUD JERMAIN, Editor
Lyle Nelson, Managing Editor
GEORGE LUOMA, Manager
Jim Frost, Advertising Manager
Helen Angell, News Editor
George Paaero, Co-sport* Editor
Elbert Hawkins, Co-sports Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Betty Jane Thompson, Chief Night Editor Marge Finnegan, Women’s Editor
Jimmie Leonard, Assistant Managing Editor .Jack Bryant. Staff Photographer
Hal Olncy. Assistant Managing Editor Ken Christianson, Assistant Sports Editor
Don Goodall, Asst. Mgr. Editor.
Jean Crites, National Advertising
Frederick Lhlers, Classified Manager
Bay Cook, Merchandising Manager
Herb Anderson, Circulation Manager
Janet Farnham, Executive Secretary
Charles Kenyon, Staff Photographer
Rose Bowl by Proxy—or, Who’s Kicking?
rpilK()UGlI the years that football lias been
played by University of Oregon teams
some great moments have been written into
Webl'oot gridiron history. True, Oregon foot
ball lias had its ups and downs, but on the
whole it has not done so badly.
This year it did rather better than “not
bad," by a considerable margin. Accordingly,
before Webfoot football is allowed to com
pletely submerge itself into the background
for another year, it might be in order to more
clearly mark in the edges of the picture for
Everybody knows about the percentage
angle. Last year it was .429, with three games
won and four lost. This year it is an even .500,
three won, three lost, and a tie. There are
some powerful schools lower on the ladder
than University of Oregon, schools which are
rather more used to being higher on the list.
j-JOWEVEIt, it is not the number of games
won or lost which provide interest, be
yond the stage of cold figures. It is the kind
of football put out that counts, and in this
department it would be hard to find a better
showman than wily Tex Oliver. 11 is boys
played colorful ball, their games were hair
raisers to watch, and Tex is still stronger than
horseradish with the fans up and down the
One of the main troubles with football is
1 hat its appeal is emotional, which means that
it must make way for other emotional appeals.
That is why every year, as soon as a season
is done, the eye is turned ahead to the next
year. For the same reason the great plays of
each game fade and blend together in defer
ence to new interests. It is only with special
effort that the memory will relive entire
games or situations. About all that is left of
a football season after it is over is pictures
like that of a hob Smith sweep to the left
with that sharp swerve to the rear, then the
long prayer pass to Jay Graybeal.
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a little thinking the savage contact
of the Oregon State game comes back,
with its final heartbreak, and the sneaker
pulled by the Gonzagas, and the UCLA
At the extreme other end of 1939 football
retrospect looms the Trojan tie. An Oregon
team which can tie the Trojans, who have been
ami are going to the Hose howl, need make no
apologies for a .5U0 season. They have done
Nickel Arithmetic and AWS Headaches
‘^y'TIJ'iN it comes to picking sure-fire dyna
mite it begins to look as if the “Nickel
Hop," nee “Dime Crawl,” ought to rate a
place oil the list as a natural.
This year it seems some of the lassies got
(heir figures crossed in the little matter of
door lax. They, it was rumored, charged some
of the boys not the specified nickel but a
dime, and therein lies 1 he “beef.”
Just how many campus males jingled
dimes into the collection boxes would be hard
to estimate. It, is probable that not many did
so. It is also likely that most of them didn't
care. But that makes no difference in the
final standings. It is no heinous crime to ac
cept the tenth part of a dollar rather than the
twentieth part, if the males do not object, but
it must be admitted it certainly would throw
a monkey wrench into the figuring which
conies after the returns are in.
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rJTvlIE AWS has a pretty good system worked
out to determine which house actually did
the best. They consider the number of girls
compared with the total take, and they have
a sliding scale so it works out quite equit
ably for aby size of house. But the whole
program is based on equal taxes at the door.
Accordingly, it is (he responsibility of the
girls to see that equal factors are kept equal.
That they did not do so makes little differ
ence in the long run, for the scholarship fund
swells just that much more, but it does not
make the girls feel any better when there is
room for even the slightest murmur.
Anne Krederiksen, AWS president, did
everything she eon Id (o insure smoother op
eration than last year. Last year's complaint
that the announcement of the winner was
delayed she forestalled herself by rolling up
her sleeves and going lo work immediately
the dancing ended. Nothing but commenda
tion should come her way for the way it was
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JT is possible that results might have been
different, had not the rules been infringed
upon, but it is unlikely that anyone will cry
over sjii11 milk, (lirls are good enough sports
these days to take things as 1hey come, and
they believe in fairness, although at times,
when the cry is raised against the election of
some “queen” of the many, it might seem
Kvrit making an award of any kind in
this ease is no easy task, with so many popu
lar houses among the women and so many
close scores. One mill of difference is not
much, but someone has to win, and there is
only one cup.
Anyway it must have furnished consider
able enjoyment to charm 2212 nickels (and
one penny) out of male pockets. And inci
dentally it is an improvement that the tax
was cut in half this year. The AWS did not
suffer much from the reduction.
Maybe next year there will be no hitch.
With JACK BUY ANT
All ill ail the nickel hop was
O.K. . . . had ilh l>ii<l spots of
course, it was a financial suc
cess with the Alpha Chi's tak
ing in the most money for iho
second year in succession. A
slight infraction caused them to
forfeit (be cup. Someone curried
a joke too far . . . The Chi O's
seemed to ha\e the most people
and the lnist time in spite of the
lousy music; just vvjiy they
didn’t place is a mystery . . .
pledges were very much in view
and several belles wore missing,
upperclassmen of course, but
then thry want their pledges to
get around . . . the mill race
gang seemed to have a good
time .... .lust got a tip that it
wasn't only the Alpha Chi’s
Out were playing jokes, several
houses are reported to lu'e lav u
carrying out the same policy as
the Alpha this . . .
Tried to find out about the
Kappas being on social pro with
a fair amount of success . . .
tfc." ' C4 ccsjiJdeU. pro fo
1 reported, just dessert pro, lor
an infraction of panhcllcnic
rules . . . but not a few arc won
dering if they were dished out
so much because of a serious in
fraction, or because of lilies and
dislikes . . .
Dick Clarke, College Sale
rumen, has a past that is be
ginning to catch up with him
. . . the stories of his trip to
Seattle arc leaking out . , . cut
est thing so far released is his
and Betty Brigham's standing
in the streets of the big city,
gazing up at the tall buildings
and shouting, "don't jump!" . ..
every time one of the Seattleites
would stop to look up and help,
Dick would award him with a
sucker . . .
Dick 1’eters has started a new
game in the Side much .similar
to hide and seek of the old
<lat>s . . .
Ku.ss (jiiiiin as one ol the lies!
soda jorkers on the campus . . .
Chi O's Phyllis Ash, a pledge
from Astoria as very, aery,
popular at the uickel hop . . .
B. ,1. I'oullie, Camilla I’lu, as
the best lookin' and suell-ek
gaj'.tecst, thrte am.
Bream <iul of Ueu kali is
popular Adele ( mida . .. inci
dentally. she doesn't smoke . . .
\ irginia M > 11 n y, "Darling
adorable Blonde.’’ (Contributed) ,
tiruee YY dll uns. Theta pledge,
Di&li pees on a YYeUdrtheU ... **
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tunic . . . theme . . . “Empty
Saddles”. . . .
That Uamma 1'hi pledge w it it
dark sparkling eyes is Ann
Howard . . .
<'hi Tsi-Gaiimia 1’hi
Larry Cartwright goes steady
with Virginia Kalcy . . .
Hally Lou Bubb, Gamma Phi,
imported from Cal . . . pledge,
alio thinks she'll stay . . .
She said, "You're no rapid in
that eolunin!" which (if course
puts .... behind the 8-ball . . .
It might be a good policy to
withhold publication of pins
planted until a week after it
happened, there a re several that,
have been planted in the last
week that have gone back or
are rumored to have gone back
already . . .
One Way Out
Virginia Tooze, one of Theta’s
best ads, does it again . . . this
time she appeared at the nickel
Imp with tier foot wrapped up
and a pair of crutches . . . what
one won't do to avoid some
tiling . . .
Napoleon and Our Boy John
J^APOLEON was no slouch at winning bat
tles and fame. lie had a system all his
own which it took a long time for anyone to
figure out. Anyway he had all the answers.
Right now it might be said that Big John
Dick. ASLO president, is not so bad himself
as a tactician. In this particular instance he
gets the croix with the palm for his neat job
of handing the fight song job right over to
the Emerald. Yesterday he fused four of the
Emerald’s heaviest-duty voices into a com
mittee of momentum, for that is about what
it simmers down to.
It was not so long ago that someone pro
posed a quest for a fight song to take some of
the load away from “Mighty Oregon,” which,
it is almost unanimously agreed, is literally
worked to death wherever there are Web
fools. Music was to be selected, then words
fitted thereto. A music and words committee
was named. Then came stalemate when Band
Director John Stehn declared the time to
work on the project was not then — three
weeks into f<*>tball season—but after the sea
son was over, when the band had more time
to fool around. Fred Waring got into it when
lie offered to help.
When nothing at all had happened for
so long that it looked as if nothing was
would, the Emerald approached John Dick,
suggested that the song be given a fighting
Dick, worked to a frazzle between basket
ball, his ASUO duties, and studies, there and
then won his spurs as a master strategos, pull
ing the rabbit out of the hat in the shape of
the Emerald committee. By this one fell swoop
the Emerald is stopped cold.
To say that the position Nels and his min
ions find themselves in is complicated is a
prize understatement. If no results are forth
coming, they must point the journalistic fin
ger at themselves in all solemnity and good
faith. Either they “put up or shut up.” They
certainly can t pick on anyone else for not
doing the job.
You never can tell, the old alma mater
might have a fight song yet.
And we still think Prexy John has the last
laugh, if any.
By BILL MOXLEY
Last week, Time magazine
gave over a column to Glen
Miller and his band, calling him
the “undisputed King of
Swing.” That is really some
thing. For a band to skyrocket
to the very top of the heap in
a few short months is nothing
short of phenomenal.
How does Glen Miller do it?
What is there about his music
that draws such a horde of pop
ular followers. Glen is recog
nized as being one of the few
bands without numerous pre
mium instrumentalists or ace
soloists who share the spotlight
and have a following of their
own. His band is just a good all
around organization, with no
widely featured and highly pub
Perhaps the largest part of
Glen Miller’s success is due to
his “style.” This one factor has
operated more in Miller’s case
than with almost any of the
other top bands. He makes no
secret of his orchestration
tricks that give some of the
unusual effects characteristic
of his style.
The “saxatones,” for instance,
give that unusual effect of sax
ophone harmony featured in
many of his numbers. In creat
ing this effect, the clarinet and
fourth alto play melody an oc
tave apart, with the other alto
and two tenor saxes filling in
the harmony. Simple isn’t it?
Yet a few devices like that
have made Glen Miller tops in
the nation's favor.
Two hours of Nickel Hopping
gave an excellent survey of
campus music of the moment.
Glen Miller, Orrin Tucker, and
Artie Shaw were going full
blast everywhere. Columbia re
cordings arc gaining favor
with some good bands. . . .
Speaking of Artie Shaw, he
has become a No. 1 headache of
late. Mr. Shaw says that ‘‘the
music business stinks.” He may
be right but anybody who is
making several thousand dol
lars a week from a business
shouldn’t mind a little smell.
Artie is quitting the business
and heading for distant parts
to enjoy a full life of peace and
quiet (and no thousand bucks a
week). Maybe he’ll be back in
a few months going stronger
than ever with lots of martyred
glory behind him. Most people
who walk out on gold mines
.don't stay away very long.
Tonight is a good night for
swing fans. Goodman, Miller,
and T. Dorsey are all scheduled
for airings at various times.
Law Major to Pledge
The pledging of Myrt P. Wilson
by Sigma Nil, was announced yes
terday through the office of Virgil
P. Karl, dean of men. Wilson is a
freshman in law.
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World at Large
By JACK BUKEK
Again the United States comes close to war in the Far East,
as many observers declare we are on the verge of a scrap with
The trouble, as usual, begins with England. By a master stroke
of diplomacy last month, John Bull reminded us of our responsibility
in China, while she is busy guarding her loot in Europe. In other
words England is walking out of China, letting Uncle Sam hold the
sack. And that sack contains just this:
The U. S. marines, next to the Japanese army, will soon be the
largest foreign armed force in China, and our diplomatic position
makes us the number one saliva in the Japanese tea cup, regards
her complete control of China by present methods.
Japanese Army Attacked
Ambassador to Japan, Grew, although gaining the favor of
Japanese industrialists in a recent move, did not warm the hearts
of those little fellows who drop bombs and will pick a fight with
anyone, relying on the invincibility of the Japanese soldier which is
not entirely mystic since Japan has never lost a major war.
Also important is the fact that Japan needs an excuse for quit
ting the China struggle without losing face. Russia offered a pos
sible diversion, but the Japanese cannot wait for Stalin to turn his
Therefore a short naval battle with this country would strength
en our position in China at the expense of busily occupied England,
which would please the Nipponese since their future in China would
be brighter because of our point of view which is more pro-Oriental
than that of the British.
Would Give Japan Advantage
After a short struggle, an expertly arranged settlement on the
part of Japan would put her in the number two position in China
which would give her every advantage for trade and sectional
Of course we would start the war. The state department has
promised real trouble if any more American property is destroyed
in China. The Chinese will take care of that rash act, if Japan does
not beat her to it, since both would evetually profit by the ensuing
Undoubtedly the United States would profit as the dominant
force in suppression of the Sino-Japanese hostilities, so why not?
But who ever heard of taking a chance on losing three million
dollars worth of business in Japan to save one million in China.
The loss would probably only be for a short time, but oh those
If your viewpoint is conservative on this, just try to get a pass
port for China.
To See Service
Required to Secure
Three former Oregon students,
now second lieutenants in the na
tional officers’ reserve corps, have
been included in a group of 57 re
serves who will soon start active
duty with the regular army in the
ninth corps area, it was announced
yesterday by the Presidio, San
John Gavin, who last year was
captain in Scabbard and Blade, na
tional military honorary, Don
Boyd, another Scabbard and Blade
.member, and Ralph Amato, one
time Oregon baseball player, are
the three from this University.
According to the bulletin, the
group will spend seven months
with the regular army.
Connoisseur in Libe j
The library has recently received ,
37 volumes of the magazine Con-1
noisseur which will be on the
shelves for general circulation
within a few days. The volumes
include number 50 to number 70.
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