Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 11, 1940, Men's Edition, Page Two, Image 2

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    The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the University of Oregon, published daily during the college jwar except
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Junior Weekend and World War
JUNIOR Weekend in the sun, with hearts
light everywhere and play the order of the
day . . .
Guns and bombs and flames and death,
with every heart filled with wild fear . . .
The first describes the University of Ore
gon campus today; the second describes
It was an ironic coincidence, somehow,
that the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands,
Belgium, and Luxembourg came the very day
Junor Weekend began at Oregon. But prob
ably Adolf Hitler didn’t know it was Junior
May 10, 1940 will go down in history as
the day the German legions goose-stepped
into the lowlands. But it will go down in the
minds of a few thousand peaceful souls at
the day Junior Weekend began. Only a few
thousand know it is Junior Weekend at Ore
gon. The world knows the guns are’booming
on the western front.
Thinking about the guns is difficult on
Junior Weekend, at least for undergraduates,
and maybe it’s a good thing. There’ll be plen
ty of days and years to worry about what’s
going on in Europe.
We’re Glad You Came, Mother
jy^OTIIER, we’re glad you came.
Junior Weekend is a climax to the
school year from any standpoint, but most
important of all the Weekend’s features are
the mothers.
A campus holiday that coincides with Mo
ther’s day is a fitting tribute in itself to the
mothers. It affords students a chance to honor
Mother on her day, by showing her their Uni
versity of Oregon.
Sandwiched among the junior prom, the
canoe fete, the campus luncheon, the banquet,
and all the other events should be time enough
to show Mother around the campus and show
her an enjoyable weekend.
We hope you like it, Mother.
The Emerald s Mr. Nelson
TP tliis were not the special men s edition of
the Oregon Daily Emerald, the Koyl cup
probably would not be mentioned today.
The reason is that the man who won it is
extremely modest . . . and that man is the
present managing editor and the 1940-41
editor of the Emerald.
Lyle Morgan Nelson has probably shown
as much executive ability as any man ever
connected with the campus daily. That’s in
addition to his standout scholastic achieve
ments and his participation in other activities.
The Koyl cup is awarded to the student “at
taining the best symmetrical development b^
Ills junior year.”
Because Nelson hasn t much to do with
this one edition of the Emerald, today is an
appropriate time to put the man in his right
ful place—on top.
Nelson as managing editor has organized
the Emerald staff into a unit probably more
efficient than any known previously in cam
pus journalism. He has done this because he
has worked hard and because he has the
executive ability the job requires.
It’s a safe bet that Lyle Nelson will next
year prove one of the best editors in Emerald
Nelson deserves the Koyl cup.
Newest Name on a Long List
^JRACE Irvin .is the successor, and a fitting
one, to 22 former winners of a cup do
nated back in 1918 by Mrs. George Gerlinger,
who collected the funds for construction of
Gerlinger hall.
The inscription on the Gerlinger cup reads:
‘‘For manners are not idle, but the fruit of
loyal nature, and of noble mind.”
Miss Irvin lias made good grades, lias been
outstanding in several activities. She was
chairman of the Associated Women Students’
convention held here earlier this term. She
was Kwama president as a sophomore. She is
a member of both Phi Theta Upsilon, junior
women’s honorary, and Mortar Board, senior
women’s honorary.
An Illustration of a Great Need
JpiVE hundred-fifty mothers 'will attend the
annual Mother’s Day banquet in John
Straub Memorial hall tonight.
But sixty other mothers will be on the
outside, because there isn’t room for those
who sought their tickets a bit late.
There will be dinners in the living organ
izations and no one will go hungry. The mo
thers in the living organizations can tune in
on the banquet over radio station KOAC.
Junior Weekend won’t be ruined for any
mother because she missed the. banquet. The
canoe fete that follows should in itself make
the Weekend a success.
The lack of space illustrates once again,
however, that the University of Oregon needs
a place large enough for such functions. Ore
gon needs a student union building.
Hot OH
The Press
History repeats itself and wire
editors find themselves puzzling
over the spelling of Holland and
Belgian towns while the poor ra
dio announcers who had just fam
iliarized themselves with the Nor
wegian language struggle with
Dutch and Flemish pronuncia
- Out of a welter of conflicting
{Claims a few facts'emerge. The
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Germans apparently drove
through little Luxmburg and are
locked in battle with the French
near the frontier.
A British expeditionary force
landed in Belgium and sped
across the fields of Flanders
in motorized units, ready to
try to roll back the Nazi inva
sion. It is significant that they
rode where 26 years ago the
Tommies slogged on foot.
* * #
Dispatches from Holland and
Belgium claim the invaders have
been halted “at all frontiers” and
that parachute troops are “being
Thus the blitzkrieg has stalled,
according to the Allies, but the
a different story to tell. With
Adolf ‘‘the Redeemer” in person
directing the campaign on the
western front. DNB claims Nazi
troops are smashing deep into the
lowland countries, capturing
among other things the Maas
tiich fortress 20 miles inside the
Dutch frontier and taking 3,000
The Germans also claim mas
tery of all important Dutch and
Belgian airports and the capture
of The Hague, capital of The
* » *
Meanwhile in England 71-year
old Neville Chamberlain steps
down from the premiership and
turns over the leadership of the
war to 65-year-old Winston
m ' I t t I f M li ! f ! 1 V I T y I t !
J^ehind the g BALL
Sure got a swell start for the
weekend with yesterday’s activ
Today the tug of war takes
place. This year’s pull is unique
. . . first some of the smarter
committee members wanted to
dig a pit out on the flats and fill
it with mud and water. This fell
through when they found out that
somebody had to dig the pit. But
this same committee did succeed
in putting lace on the affair by
limiting the pull to 18 men on a
The rest of the fellows watch
Churchill. It looks like another
case of the old men doing the
leading and the young men doing
the dying.
These are tough days for the
pacifists. The writer of this
column considers himself a
member of that tribe and last
night he learned that he keeps
important company. The Presi
dent of the United States de
scribed himself as a pacifist in
a speech last night calling the
21 American republics to be
prepared to defend “our science,
our culture, our freedom, and
our civilization” by “every
Roosevelt described the U. S.
as “shocked and angered’’ by the
German invasion, and to this we
can at least partially subscribe.
Just two days ago we called the
threat of invasion a false alarm,
basing our reasoning upon a lim
ited knowledge of military tac
tics rather than any belief in Hit
ler’s ethical principles.
We still think Adolf may have
pulled a boner and the invasion
may richochet. If German troops
can march across the lowland
frontiers, what is to stop British
and French troops from marching
the other way? There’s no Sieg
fried line there. Confidentially,
we’re a little irked to' have our
prognostications upset so rudely.
To get back to the facts, Ger
many claims that Allied planes
have bombed the open German
city of Freiburg-Im-Bresgau, 15
miles inside the Rhine, and killed
24 civilians. The Nazis threaten
“total war” in retaliation. London
denies the attack.
The ancient seaport of Rotter
dam was the scene of bitter
street fighting as Dutch soldiers
stubbornly resisted parachute
troops landed outside the city.
Forty of these “winged soldiers”
were said to have been cremated
(Please turn to page six)
until someone wins, then the win
ners try to throw the losers in the
race, and vice-cersa ... of course
the onlookers join in. It’s going
to be more of a brawl than a
Back to yesterday’s events . . .
the duckings that interrupted our
lunch were administered by the
lettermen of the University. The
rowdy bunch had lots of fun, and
didn’t hurt anyone, but, ruled by
their mob spirit, many innocent
parties suffered. Take me, (they
did) . . . the 8-baller ended up
behind the sphere again . . . and
just because an elongated basket
ball player decided that for “gen
eral purposes’’ I should be just
like the column . . .
... all wet!
* * *
So many new names and faces
on the campus mixed with old
ones makes it impossible to name
all our old friends that are back
and the guests that are here for
tne first time. Mothers galore
. . . Rachel Ann’s mom from Free
water, Connie’s mom from San F
. . . and Mary Jane’s from the
same place. . . . Janet Collier, ex
Susie, is here with Bill Payne, of
Multnomah college . . . Ida Mae
(Farrell) Haggarty is also here
. . . so’s Carolyn and family . . .
LEY SHEAN. Mary hasn’t shown
up yet, but a few of the old gang
has gotten glimpses of Shir. . . .
They both came up for the week
end. Mary’s a Gamma Phi of days
when Tiger Payne was a frosh,
and was about the prize frosh of
the entire campus. . . . Seein’ as
how so many names have to be
omitted now, maybe there’ll be
enough for Tuesday’s column,
* * *
G. S. Paserooooooo takes the
Wilted Sunflower (8-ball’s high
est honor) for those five ducking
he took ... he just couldn’t leave
the women alone, like Corrine
Wignes . . .who made the crack
that “there should be more of
these dunks, the boys look so
clean when they come out” ?
It’s two to one that the gal you
drag to the Prom will drag you to
the Mortar Board . . . but some
are so bashful that it takes an
other meeting before next Friday
... at the Side perhaps .... all
left over fellas please see me.
I’ll fix you up with some Clats
kanie queens . . .
Welcome Mothers
to a Great University
Pacific First Federal
10th and Willamette