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By J. SPOOK
(Today the Emerald welcomes
its newest columnist. Fearing the
fate of last year’s Jack Bryant,
who got a free haircut at the hands
of some of his more ardent read
ers, the new columnist prefers to
remain anonymous, writing under
the name, J. Spook. He will write
when the spirit moves him.—Ed.)
This is the week, so G. tells us,
when more people go unpledged
than pledged ... the week when
Greek letter rivalry becomes less
pronounced and "the boys" start
trusting each other a trifle more
(and here six words are censored)
. . . yea, and this is the week when
bayers, b seltzers (and little bro.
Alka) will find a ready market.
Accomplice Ghost’s travels this
summer brought the ghoulish guy
into but meager information about
ducks and duckettes, so he ex
plains to us.
pat taylor and sally mltchell, co
writers of once over lightly will
never print this, speaks the au
thoritative G . . . miss m., toast
of the athletic department, is no
longer displaying the s.a.e badge
belonging to bernard me cudden . . .
says they reached an understand
ing . . .; pat, ex-raleigh girl, still
wears dale peterson’s sigma nu
brand, but G. understands the
glorified hardware traveled be
tween clatskanie and oak grove
(sec your local rand-msnally map)
so often, balfour almost got it.
. . . word has it, too, that Caro
lyn holmes was the goober tycoon
of lake tahoe the summer . . .
there seems to be many a fair
haired boy missing from the cam
pus this fall; government scholar
ship Is the answer. . . . wen brooks,
emerald man, is back on the cam
pus, deserting the pen for polities.
. . . a longview (wash.) pi phi is
staying home this year: easier to
attend phi delt functions at Wash
ington state and those at oregon,
also, when they fall on alternating
weekends. ... it finally happened,
G. gloats, frank emmons, now with
the Philadelphia eagles, parked his
kap. sig pin on kappa mary thuch
er. . . . john cavanntigh, a.s.u.o.
exec, spent most of the summer in
yuba city working and, yes, play
ing . . . more later.
the Giddup poll queried oregon
coeds from beach resort to b resort
during the summer, and when
meeting the pretty lassies minus
their men's hardware found the
following to be the most frequent
answer: “why no, I left his pin
home, heh, heh—afraid I’d lose it
in the sand.”
. . . jim hickey has been making
a stir in the anne brown league—
remember anne and the colored
photograph of her in a grass skirt;
the pix appeared in a portland pa
per on the front page of the farm
section with a hawaiian pineapple
. . . wee willie norene, pride of the
news bureau, better known as
blushing boy, jumped the traces
for nan lewis this week. . . .
have ears. . . . but not like yours.
watch the romance of newcomer
pat longfellow and bill bradshaw—
it’s a carry-over from vacation.
the latest theme song for the
trees (there, there, and there)
seems to be: beat me, daddy, eight
to the bar. . . . and so friend G
drank a can of alpine milk, yo
deled, and disappeared, shouting:
remember, boys, even the walls
have ears. . . . but not like yours.
Than a Letter!
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ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Harold Olney, Helen Angell.
Editorial Board: Roy Vcrnstrom, l’at Erickson, Helen Angell, Harold Olney, Kent Stitzcr, Jimmie Leonard, and Professor
George Turnbull, advisor.
Jimmie Leonard, Managing Editor
Kent Stitzer, News Editor
Fred May, Advertising Manager
Bob Rogers, National Advertising Manager
Pat Erickson, Women’s Editor
7>d Kenyon, Photo Editor
Bob Flavelle, Co-Sports Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Ken Christianson, Go-Sports Editor
Wes Sullivan, Ass’t. News Editor
Betty Jane Biggs, Ass’t. News Editor
Ray Schrick, Ass't. Managing Editor
Tom Wright, Ass’t. Managing Editor
Corrine Wignes, Executive Secretary
Who’ll Buy A Rain Check on Tomorrow?
ALTHOUGH most, humans between 18 and
V 22 are in a fluctuating state of mind, open
to new ideas and revolutionary changes in
their Hi >;as, it is conservative to say that the
college student, of 1940 is sitting on a dynamo.
Even the most learned student of interna
tional affairs is only guessing—or maybe hop
ing—when he prophesies what the next year,
the next month, or even the next week may
bring. For the whole occasion is unprece
For the first time in many years, President
Erb devoted much of his welcome address to
new freshmen Wednesday night to a descrip
tion of the military standing of the University
of Oregon student as defined by the Burkc
Wadsworth conscription hill. There were 1300
freshmen gathered in the music building to
hear the president’s first official talk.
# * #
'J^llEBE lies the hope for the whole situa
tion, in the fact that there is expected an
enrollment at least equal to that, of last year s
“biggest in history’’ mark. That there are
1300 high school graduates coining to this in
stitut On atone, with faith enough in the
future to plan for a career in the years ahead.
War or no war, conscription or no con
scription, Americans still have a peculiarly
fascinating way of living today as if tomor
row were certain and secure. In the last an
alysis, perhaps peace is a state of mind even
before it is a physical situation.
For years college editors have been coun
selling first year students with the idea that
“the next four years are to be the most im
portant years of your lives . . . because they
are the years in which your life is molded.”
And here it is September, 1940. There’s a
bumper crop of freshmen on hand, who are
willing to take a chance. Realization that they
are entering on an important phase of their
mental growth has prompted as large a group
as ever of young Webfoots to take advantage
of a University education.
* # *
JT is a situation such as this that brings out
in silhouette the really important things of
life. When the world is in a state of flux and
the future unknown, it is good to know that
one is building within himself a set of ideas
and ideals, and a cultural background that
will help him to see conditions from an in
telligent viewpoint and to make his personal
decisions as a member of a democracy more
It has often been said that the greatest
value of a university education is that it is
something that cannot be taken away by
external conditions. Today that seems even
more valuable. Strong opinions and theories
on government and the governed must be
entrenched in American minds is that nation
will remain a nation “of the people, by the
people, and for the people.”
I The college student of today will be the
.statesman of tomorrow.—11.A.
New Fee Setup and the Athletic Card
'J^HK new compulsory educational activ
ities fee, voted last spring by the state
board of higher education, has caused con
siderable confusion in the minds of old stu
dents as well as newcomers and perhaps
should be clarified at Ibis time.
The old optional fee of the past was $15 for
a full year. This included everything, admis
. sion to athletic contests, concerts, the right
to vote, and the right to participate in ASUO
activities. This fee could be paid each term
if desired at the rate of $7 for fall term, $5
for winter term, and $5 for spring term.
The proceeds from the $15 fee went into
two divisions of the ASUO at the ratio of 40
per cent to educational activities, including
concerts, publications, etc., and tit) per cent
to the athletic department. This meant that
out of the $15 the athletic department re
ceived $9 and the remaining $li went for
# # *
rJ~'IIK rule passed by the state board changes
all this. It made the $(> a year for educa
tional activities compulsory. In other words
every student registering in the I’niversitv
must pay, along with his other fees, a total
of $(> a year, at the rate of $2 a term, for
educational activities. The remaining $9 for
athletics continues to be on an optional basis
with only a few changes in the setup.
Principle change is in tlie method of pur
chasing the card. Whereas the old combina
tion aetivities-athletic ticket could he pur
chased one a one term basis, at the rate al
ready given in this editorial, the new ticket
sells only for the entire year or that part
Students desiring to purchase an athletic
ticket at the beginning of fall term pay the
full $9 which includes admisson to all athletic
events of the year. No other ticket is available.
Those entering winter term purchase a ticket
for $6 which covers the rest of the year.
# # *
rJpilK if!) ticket bought in the fall can, how
ever, be paid for in installments at the
rate of $9 down, $11 on October 10 and $0 at
the beginning of winter term. A if 1 deduction
is gained on the Oregana by paying the entire
amount in a lump sum at the first of the year.
The new athletic ticket has a $211.85 value
in athletic events throughout the year, accord
ing to ASl'O officials. This includes admission
to five football games, II basketball tilts, two
conference track meets, 1:1 baseball contests,
and three swimming meets. In addition the
athletic department has arranged for a $1.10
reduction to the Oregon-Oregon State football
game in Corvallis and a ten cent reduction on
all football programs.
It shouldn't be hard for athletic card sales
men to vend that kind of a ticket.
No Sales Talk Needed Here
'JpHE 191011 Oregana salt’s campaign will
l)r underway by (lie timo most students
road Ibis morning's Kmcrald. With the zero
hour sot for S o’olook today. Oregano sales
men "ill be busy all during registration, try
ing to place a copy of Oregon's all-American
yearbook in the hands of every student.
The Oregana sales crew, headed by Busi
ness Manager Dick Williams, expect this
year's sales again to be high. Their expecta
tions are based on a sound consideration of
the facts. First, of course, is previous sales
experience. Second, is the high rating which
the Oregana has won in national competition
the past four or five years. Third, is tlvc in
creasing desire of most students to take home
some permanent souvenir of their college
The Oregana i.-. a pictorial presentation, in
lasting form, of thiugs which probably best
represent the University of Oregon to most
students. Its value grows greater as it gets
older. In years to come each page avill prob
ably recall some person, some incident, or
some event which happened during college.
'T'llK Oregana lias consistently rated “lops"
among college yearbooks throughout the
nation. To the editors and managers and to
Kducational Activities Director lleorge Hoot,
"ho has had a great deal to do with guiding
the destiny of the publication, should go the
credit for this achievelnent.
A great deal of hard work—much more
than appears on the surface—goes into the
making of this yearbook which has so con
sistently won national acclaim.The ID40-11
book is already planned and is gradually
gravitating from layouts and drawings in the
offices of the editor and manager into a ftrst
bditor AN ilbur Bishop promises another dis
tinctive book. Business Manager Dick Wil
liams promises a whirlwind circulation cam
paign. V* t promise to buy one.
A Preview of Coming Attractions
rJ'TIEATER goers all over the nation have
come to expect the previews of coming
attractions which are invariably shown in
American theaters with every motion picture.
But the preview is a new advertising device to
football fans—at least those of the Oregon
Last Friday night several thousand Oregon
fans got their first glimpse of the 1940 Ore
gon football team as Tex Oliver put his boys
through their paces. It was the first of the
“football schools” which Oliver promised the
Oregon student body when he took over the
head football coach's duties here about three
Probably the short glimpse which the fans
received of the football team dicln’t give
most of them much of an idea about how far
the Oregon team is likely to go this year.
Possibly it was not intended that it should.
But it is very likely that many of the Oregon
fans did learn something about the tricks anti
techniques employed by college football
players. And the fans did get an opportunity
to see the boys who will be carrying Oregon
colors during the coming season.
If the “football school’’ accomplished these
things, which is hardly to be questioned, it
probably accomplished most, if not all. that is
was intended to accomplish. At any rate, it
was a good show for the fans and undoubtedly
stimulated interest in the Oregon team.
Tonight, just a week later, the Oregon fans
will see their team put on its mettle when
the Bucks square off on Hayward field
against the Marine team from San Diego.
By BILL MOXLEY
Beat Me Daddy
“. . . And when he jams they
holler, ‘Oh, BEAT ME DADDY
(EIGHT TO THE BAR)’.” So goes
the newest and most unusual jazz
recording to be waxed in many a
moon. Everybody has heard about
it and nearly every record col
lector has it by now. Will Bradley
takes two sides of eight-to-the-bar
boogie woogie to tell about Peck
Kelley, greatest piano player of
“Beat Me Daddy" is the first re
cording of Boogie Woogie to take
the public’s fancy although jimmy
Yancey originated Boogie Woogie
piano many years ago. Yancey
taught many of the modern expo
nents of Boogie Woogie including
such piano pounders as Pete John
son, Albert Ammons, and Meade
Lux Lewis. Yancey’s appearance
on “We the People” two weeks ago'
climaxed Boogie Woogie’s long
climb from negro honky tonks to
“I’ll Never Smile
Again” Smiles On
Ruth Lowe, the author of "I’ll
Never Smile Again,” is wearing a
big grin from ear to ear these
days. For the fifth straight week
her song has topped all popularity
records. The story behind the song
helped to start it out, but once on
its way “Smile” soared way up in
the blue. Ruth Lowe's husband did
die and Ruth Lowe was heart bro
ken but now she is rich and famous
and smiles all the time.
The tune has been pushed so hard
in juke boxes and over the radio
that all the college kids are sick
and tired of the thing, but it’s
catching on with the older genera
Look . . . Here Is The
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ter. Styled for wear without
care almost anywhere — in
class, on the campus, at play,
at rest. Always looks spick and
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shops. Priced about
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• MGM Stai — Now Appearing |p
"STRIKE UP THE BAND"
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Oregana staff members will meet
on the second floor of McArthur
court Monday night at 8 o'clock,
Wilbur Bishop, Oregana editor, an
nounced last night. At that time
approximately 40 staff positions
will be announced.
Delta Gamma will hold a cam
pus-wide open house after the foot
ball game this evening. The Ma
rines will be guests of honor and
the student body is invited to meet
them. There will also be a radio
dance and refreshments.
tion and should be good for a few
more weeks of record breaking en
It looks like some darn good
campus music this year. Art Hot
man is adding two more pieces to
his swell outfit and is all set for
an all winter stay at The Holland.
Art will probably be available for
a good many campus dances, too.
His ten men sounded plenty smooth
at last Tuesday’s Pledge Dance.
There are many plans afoot for
small six and eight-piece combos
to be whipped up for house and
dorm dances. Mayhap a new super
band will spring up from the ranks
of the yet young and tender fresh
men. At any rate it looks like a
musical year. And by the way . . .
Orchids to the Educational Activ
ities Committee for signing up a
couple of swell artists for the
year’s program. ALEC TEMPLE
TON and PAUL ROBESON should
pack the dear old Igloo to over
In order to obtain work through
the employment service students
should fill out the registration ma
terial available at the YMCA of
. ... • ..
(By. Associated Collegiate Press)
A fairly comprehensive picture
of the average sorority girl on the
Washington University campus at
St. Louis is contained in a survey
in Student Life, campus publica
tion. Some of the conclusions fol
"She comes in assorted heights,
dressed and shaped according to
latest fashion. Her well-curled hair
is becoming, and she will seldom
cover it with a hat; but just let a
suspicion of rain appear and she
wads it up under a bandana and
looks like someone who should be
slaving in Russian wheat fields.
"In spite of her 12-hour study
average weekly she keeps her
grades well above the campus level,
makes more B's than C's, and in
spires all kinds of tales^of apple
polishing by the less successful
“She thinks about men almost
as much as they like to think she
does, but her thoughts are not al
ways to their credit. Rather often
she has more dates than she wants,
because that’s the only way she
can be sure to have the ones she
really does want.
“She may look frivolous, but
there’s a fifty-fifty chance she has
held down a paying job at some
time or other. She may even be the
one girl in a hundred who's work
ing her way through college with
a full-time job. She's more apt to
be the one sorority girl in 10 who
earns her spending money by
working about seven hours a week.
“In general, she’s a happy girl,
fairly well satisfied with her share
A lot of blood has watered the
soil of widespread battlefields since
this column made its final appear
ance last spring, and many a mo
ther’s son has gasped out his last
»|-eatji for “la Patrie" or ‘'der
Vaterland" or “jolly old England."
World War II dragged on all
summer while lucky students in
thi3 country worked and played
and, some of us, worried about
conscription. That issue was set
tled the other week, but those of
us who pay $39 this Friday or Sat
urday won't have to worry until
July 1, 1941—unless this country
goes to war!
Meanwhile the war has spread
to West Africa, Indo-China, and
Egypt. Great Britain's prestige
suffered another serious blow at
Dakar Wednesday when the gov
ernment announced t hat British
forces were being withdrawn from
that West African port after three
days of unsuccessful fighting.
It is likely that Britain will pass
the buck to the “free French.”
Probably the refugee General
Charles De Gaulle will be the
scape-goat. Dispatches indicate
that he miscalculated the weakness
of the Vichy government and the
strength of his own following in"
the French territory.
Coming so soon after the British
withdrawal from Somaliland in the
face of a strong Italian offensive,
it is likely that waverers in other
French colonial possessions will be
more likely to stick with the Vichy
government, which is under Pe
tain's dictatorship but probably
strongly influenced by the German
One thing at least the British
are learning from this war. That
is the technique of withdrawing.
One only has to recite a list of
place names to prove the point:
Namsos, X'Jarvik, Dunkerque, Ber
The French themselves are suf
fering reversals in French Indo
china. A few hours after a treaty
was signed giving the Japanese
certain military rights in Indo
china the Japanese South China
army marched across the border.
Probably another case of the right
hand not knowing what the left
hand is doing. The Japanese army
is always getting ahead of Tokyo.
Anyway, the French are retreat
ing slowly, having lost Langson, a
border town. And Vichy and Tokyo
are negotiating while their troops
are killing one another.
Old and New
With the newest styles
from mannish e a m p u s
clothes to strictly feminine
formal gowns. Kauiman M
Bros, is looking forward *
to renewing old friend
ships and making new
The convenient way to
make many dresses out of
one by varying your
blouses. Especially smart
are our styles in gay plaid.
SKIRTS and SWEATERS
which of course you mix
and match with regular
ity. New pleats and gored
styles in skirts and ador
able new vest styles in
The sportswear shop at
Kaufman Bros, is head
quarters for beautifully
made blouses f r o m the
most tailored to the dres
MODEL AS SKETCHED
Left: Man-tailored shirt
with full plaid skirt.
Eight: New fitted jumper
with plaid blouse. Below
Jauutv tarn with gay fea
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