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The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of
Oregon. Subscription rates : $1.25 per term and $8.00 per year. Entered as second-class
matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
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LYLE M NELSON, Editor JAMES W. FROST, Business Manager
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Hal Olney, Helen Angell
Editorial Board: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson, Helen Angell, Hal Olney, Keni
>titsei. Jimmie Leonard, and Professor George Turnbull, adviser.
xeiijun. Photo Editor
i i'iiJuiwn. Co-Sportf
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Wes Sullivan, Ass't News Tom Wright, Ass’t Managing
Betty Jane Biggs, Ass’t News Corrine Wignes, Executive
Kay Schrick. Ass’t Managing Johnnie Kahananni, feature
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
cm VUcfiei Classified Advertising Man Bill Wallan, Circulation Manager
Hv.er Emerson Page, Promotion Director
Alpaugh. Layout Production Manager Janet Farnham, Office Manager
Jimmie Leonard. Managing Editor
ent Stitzer, News Editor
Fred May, Advertising Manager
Bob Rogers, National Advertising Managei
A Tough Assignment
'T'lIIS morning the mailman brings a letter over to the Fiji
house . . . addressed to Jim Burness, freshman class
And with that simple procedure, the final step in placing
the prospect of future class unity entirely in the hands of tin
officers of the class of ’44 is made. For the note contains a
copy of the petition signed by around 400 freshmen asking
for renewal of the discussion on adoption of the model con
The process of dropping the constitution question squarely
in Jim’s lap, officially decided upon at last week’s exec com
mittee meeting, becomes a reality. Tim petition is Ids . , . to do
with as he pleases.
It puts the frosh president in a spot that is not his own
doing, it has been something that has been gradually com
ing to a head for a good many years ... it. just happened to
choose this fall to happen.
But it gives Prexy Burness a great opportunity as well as a
toTigh assignment. After the unusual situation of an uncon
tested election, after opposing sides have shown their colors
. . . it is his duty and privilege to bring unity again to llm
largest class of the University. One might compare it to the
unifying program being at t cm pi ed in t he United St at es today.
Not an easy job, but one which will gain the respect of all
thinking persons when it is completed.
The Sound of Marching Feet
crinkly clouds in an ominous heaven prompted dull,
disheartening rain during Armistice Day observances
Monday, so did the sombre expression of marching HOTC
companies elicit little but occasional applause from shivering
spectators. Unlike preceding years, this November Eleventh
was celebrated, and paradoxically so, as a pause to pledge
future peace, not to praise the Unknown Soldier and the
thousands he represents.
Gcrlingcr hall’s assembly did not hear speaker Niel Allen
loss glittering generalities about those long dead. No! Me
exhorted those in olive drab before him to work and sacriliee
in the years that lie ahead. They heard Major Carlton Spencer
momentarily intone thankfulness for the past. Then he suc
cinctly discussed a serious need for moral as well as mechan
As the scene changed from just a year ago, this experience
of Monday caused comment among undergraduates, made
some think for the first time upon what the future of democ
racy depended: a zeal to serve and willingness to sacrifice.
Lugubriously some sought out fields of philosophy through
neglected books. At least one read Louis Pasteur’s comment
on war: “Two contrary laws stand today opposed: one a law
of blood and death, which inventing daily new means of
combat, obliges the nations to be ever prepared for battle;
the other a law of peace, of labor, of salvation, which strives
to deliver man from the scourges which assail.’’
Wondering like most youth just what to think, at least one
found violent conquest in the first law, relief of suffering
humanity in the second. Then mental confusion set in like
rigor mortis for the freshly dead. Futility vied with deter
mination to know. To know what? Perhaps why some One
greater than any other was giving this Job-like test. Finding
no solution in five solemn minutes, this individual escaped
to the local fleshpot, called for a coke, plugged a nickel's
worth of “boogie woogie” in a slot machine, found convivial
company was his.—It.N.Y.
Homecoming: 1940 Edition
JJOMKC’OMINO is over. Another Homecoming, with its
football games, danees, noise parades, and hordes el'
excited, celebrating grads, exists only in the memories of
those who participated in the annual celebration.
Homecoming, as far as the students are concerned, is just
another special, social weekend. It has a hard time fighting for
special recognition and distinction from the students among
a host of special occasions such as Dads' day, Junior Weekend,
and the military ball. But to the grails there is only one
Homecoming offers the grads ami students alike the on ■
chance of the school year to meet on common ground. The
grad to a certain extent, goes hack to his well-remembered
school days. The student drops for a time his "Joe College'
attitude and actions and shows the adult side of his nature.
So, once a year, the grads and students get together for a
good time They go to hull games, danees, and other social
■ events together. They get together in fraternity dens for
• "good olddu .hioucd hull fests.
Thus they meet each year and once more feet (hat they have
• somethin" in common. V\ hile it is the out hig event of the year
! to the grad, and only one of many to the student, it is dis
tinctly an occasion to he anticipated by student and grad
Then there was the sorority pledge trainer who orated to
her freshman protege , for a full half hour on the fact that she
would accept nothing below .1 three point average for their
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in all danger slip. b; Wedge-day uoon.
Three In the Bush
J£ARRIEI) chairmen of various University festivals would
be willing, we have no doubt, to scratch their names
below a plea for a fight song that might be really ours. For a
song that could be sung when we want to sing it, where we
want to sing it, and how we want to sing it.
They have learned their lesson from “Mighty Oregon,”
which cannot be used over the radio except with the pub
lisher's permission because of copyright restrictions. Last
week Homecoming heads had to put on a pop broadcast
without the pep song because permission to use it came
Little can be done about “Mighty Oregon.” But much can
be done about the two new figli't songs that the University
has selected for future use. Care should be taken by ASUO
heads that they are well-advised on copyrights before any
permanent action is taken on their publication.
We are reminded of the old maxim: A bird in the hand is
worth two in the bush. So, a good fight song that is our own
to do with as we please would be as valuable to Oregon as
the three present songs with no copyright privileges.
International Side Show
By RIDGELY CUMMINGvS
Few things are deader than
yesterday’s newspaper so it is
probably gratuitous to launch
ation of some
thing we wrote
a few days ago.
were it not that
it furnishes a
which to jump
into a familiar
we wrote a little piece pointing
out that Henry Morgenthau
secretary of the treasury, ami
other Washington moguls are
talking about getting permis
sion from congress to up the
national lebt by 20 billions (bil
lions is right) in order to pay
for the re-armament program.
We were wandering along quite
gaily giving expository details
and leading up to what we
thought was an inescapable
conclusion when, lo and behold,
the Emerald advertising staff
sold a lot of ads and the con
clusion never got printed due
to lock of space.
That left us in the hole and
several distinguished! readers,
after a certain amount of
prompting, took us to task for
"You say peace is wonderful,’’
said Dr. Harold Noble, “and ev
eryone agrees with you on that.
It’s like saying water is wet.
But you can’t get peace by just
repeating that it is desirable.
You say you prefer butter to
guns, but if the German people
decide they are going to sacri
fice butter to get guns then
we're going to have to do the
"But that’s gonna lead to in
flation," we replied, explaining
that that was the conclusion
which had been left out iA the
"Maybe so, but that is a bet
ter eventuality than subjuga
tion to the Nazis,” interjected
Dr. Homer Barnett, adding that
he found particularly offensive
the Nazi theory of a master race
lording it over subject peoples,
(so do we.)
Anyway, there we were,
caught between two professors
and Paul Deutschmann who,
though not a Ph.D. is no slouch
at a r g u m cut. We always
thought Paul was on oyr side
but he joined with the opposi
tion this time.
Your Pacifist correspondent
was in a tough spot. We were
told that we live in a world
whose whole organization is
based upon coercion, force. Par
allels were drawn between the
cop on the beat and armies and
navies. Passive non-violent re
sistance didn't work in Korea,
where it was tried quite a while
ago. It's a cruel world and bro
therly love may be very nice
and all that but it is impracti
cable. Life is a series of com
promises and no matter how
much one may desire a Utopia
one is ultimately faced with the
choice between two evils.
It went on and on and we felt
ourselves floundering in a sea
of argument. The democratic
way of life is better than that
of a dictatorship. Even if one
loses democracy by trying to
defend it against totalitarian
ship still an American fascism
would be better than a German
fascism. England is America’s
first line of defense against
Hitler. Etc., etc., etc.
In this welter of words we
struggled nobly but, we're
afraid ineffectually. We admit
ted that cops were cops but
pointed out the big difference
between the New York police
men whom we used to taunt,
from a safe distance, as “Cos
sacks,” and the Eugene police
men with whom we get along
very well. Still even that didn't
seem to prove much, merely
buttressed the opposition’s point
that one should choose between
the lesser of two evils.
In fact none of our argu
ments seemed to mean much,
cither then or now when we try
to marshal them in more con
vincing fashion. Wc like to
think we're logical but the
chances are we’re entirely emo
tional about the whole thing.
We've probably read too many
realistic novels like “All Quiet”
and "The Road to Glory.”
We’ve probably looked at too
many pictures of the blind and
the maimed and the rows and
rows of mouldering corpses
like the ones Laurence Stall
ings puts out in his “The First
Because we're still convinced
that peace is something worth
fighting for and we’re not go
ing to follow the puerile ex
ample of American Peaceways,
Inc. They used to put effective
anti-war ads in the national
magazines a few years back
when peace was a more popu
lar concept (remember the one
of the legless veteran selling
poppies, labelled “Hello Suck
er”?) but now, when the heat
is on, they're talking about the
just and permanent peace that
must be realized AFTER this
war is won.
If the Shoe Fits
If coeds are so apt at mak
ing up their faces, why can't
they do something about their
minds. To wit
Carolyn Chapman giving Tom
Corbett, KS, the shoe for Ber
tha Cianelli, SX. Bill '"Beta"
Regner and Connie Walbridge,
Alpha Phi we thought he
couldn't get a date' Same line,
third verse -Barbara Pierce, Pi
Phi, and Brad Kaneher. SN.
When are the Kappas going
to send a board hill to Bill
"Transportation" Ki liman ' ? "
We understand the postal serv
ice is doing double duty these
days between Texas and the l',
while George Kilmer. SX, and
Roberta Kisclil ‘Tati dream"
anxiously await results at this
On again, off again, come
again, CUB again as Bonnie
gives back Ellsworth Maas
'-'X i-'u-■ — L*li
Fal: after her sensational bula
dance at Homecoming.
Romance overran the campus
this weekend as Kim McKim,
ATO, plants his Maltese Cross
on Ann Hawkins, Gamma Phi.
Peggy Dunn, Alpha Phi, takes
Chan Smith's Beta pin. Frankie
Baker, SX, puts his pin on a
hometown girl. And history re
peats itself as Phyllis Sanders,
Theta, takes Ray Dickson's Phi
Delt pin again!
Spud Adams, Phi Delt, is up
for yell leader at Ashland nor
mal. Rail! Hah! Rah! for Ash
When are the Oregon men go.
nig to wise up and send flowers
the "Jjlddie Wallis way"?
■'Uncle" Jim Pickett is ran
sacking the campus for some
one to "shack up" with after
receiving his sheepskin
We wonder if the UCLA first
string and the DGs can return
to training rules, especially af
ter Lurxi-ij' ^ re
other Homecoming rolls by!
By CORINE LAMON
Another Trailer Banned
Eugene isn’t the only place
where trailer lunch wagons
have been banned by the city
council. At the University of
Texas an enterprising student
was denied permission to oper
ate his portable standwich trail
er behind his car on the grounds
that he would be running com
petition with established res
turants and drug stores in the
The student explained that
delivery service of such places
was poor, and that he would be
able to serve campus living or
ganizations with the “hot food
hot and cold food cold.’’ Several
“jumpers’’ would be employed
to dismount and sprint up to
the house to take orders, he as
After hearing his case, the
mayor suggested that he appeal
to the students, and advised
that “the council is sensitive to
Expenses of the average
Stanford university student
should not exceed $200 a year,
exclusive of clothing and rail
way fare, it was believed in
. —Stanford Daily.
College bred — A four-year
loaf, made with father’s dough.
* * *
Morning—The time the ris
ing generation retires and the
retiring generation rises.
Life—One thing after anoth
Love—Two things after each
a: * *
Q.—If your father was “the
little man who wasn’t there”
and your mother was Yehudi,
who would you be?
* * *
A student at the University
of Southern California, in a let
ter to the editor, expressed the
belief that kleptomaniacs on
that campus are improving
While (checking in physical
education equipment he had
left his notebook in his locker.
On returning, the notebook was
gone. A short search revealed
that light-fingered Yehudi had
taken the book, but had left
the notes in the next locker!
Dr. Smith Speaks
Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
the geology and geography depart
ments, spoke before the Eugene
chamber of commerce at a lunch
eon Friday. His topic was “Stra
tegic Minerals of Oregon.”
Sammies Pledge One
Most recent Sigma Alpha Mu
pledge is Leonard Barde, fresh
man. His pledge report was filed
in Dean Virgil D. Earl’s office yes
laundered her clothes.
They are all clean,
refreshed, and smart
er tor that dance.
839 High St.
880 M$§> &»
PROF. R.H.WHEtLER, ONIV. CF
KANSAS IS WRITING A
IOOO PAGE MANUSCRIPT WITH
PAGES 4 FEET WIDE AND 18
INCHES HIGH/ HE IS RECORDING
THE INTER-RELATION OF POLITICAL,]
LITERARY, HISTORICAL,ART AND
IlHE FIRST COLLEGE Y.M.C.A
BUILDING ERECTED IN
AMERICA IS STILL IN USE
IT WAS BUILT IN IBBS AT
HANOVER COLLEGE^ INDIANA
A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR FROM AUSTRALIA
TRAVELED 12,000 MILES TO ATTEND THE
EMPIRE UNIVERSITIES CONGRESS AT
LONDON, ONLY TO FIND THAT HE WAS A
YEAR AHEAD OF TIME ■'
THE MISUNDERSTANDING WAS CAUSED
BY A TYPIST'S ERROR.'
By WEN BROOKS
Startled out of bed in the
middle of the night (six ayemi
by the incessant ringing of one
most annoying alarm clock. Six.
Two hours to get that assign
ment before the 8 o’clock. But
it’s still pitch black outside!
Can't see a thing. Couldn’t pos
sibly read without turning on
the light and . . . well, being
Scotch comes in handy. Besides,
feels like the north pole has
come south for the winter. Much
warmer in bed. Decide to set the*
alarm up to 6:30. Will still give
me plenty of time for that . . .
Startled out of bed in the
middle of the night (6:30) by
the . . . yes, I set it up to 7:30
so what? Don’t feel like study
ing, anyway. Besides, have to
stay in bed until the room
warms up. Go back to sleep hav
ing completely forgotten to shut
Startled out of bed in the mid
dle of the night . . . “It is 7:45
Pacific coast time. Do you feel
like a grapefruit? How about
just half a grapefruit? Tasty
with cream at your nearest cor
ner drug store KOA Denver ...”
Ye Gods! Have to step on it!
Into a cold shower (oh yeah ?)
my clothes and off to class. Too
late for that cup of coffee and
stale doughnut now. Hurrying
up Thirteenth and given to
think how wonderful college life
is. Especially at 8 in the morn
ing. (An 8 o’clock, as you know,
is a necessary evil a fellow at
tends because one particular
professor has a nasty habit—
namely, taking roll call. Neither
the professor nor the students
enojy 8 o’clock. That’s why we
have them.) Hurry into class as
whistle blows only to find room
empty. It’s Saturday.'
Sure I feel swell. So does
Wednesday Advertising Staff:
Bob Marland, manager
Ted Goodwin, night editor
Copy Desk Staff:
Ray Schrick, City editor
Roy H. Wolf of d
Faculty Gives Tea
All housemothers and chaperons
oh the campus will be honored at
a tea today from 3:30 to 5:30 in
Gerlinger hall today from 3:30 to
5:30 in Gerlinger hall to be given
by the Women’s Faculty club.
Mrs. M. H. Douglass and Mrs.
R. R. Huestis arc in charge of the
affair. Mrs. Wayne Morris is pres
ident of the club.
Russian Missionary and lectur
er, who recently returned from
Germany and Eastern European
countries, will speak at the
Lighthouse Temple Tiles d a y
through Friday nights at 7:30.
His topic Wednesday night will
be “Prophetic Description of
Hitler.’’ Thursday night he will
talk on “Why This Way Will
End Ways Forever.” Friday
night he wil speak on “I Was
Arrested in Germany.”
TRAIN FARES CUT
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Tickets good on trains departing at 12:20 p.m.
and 1:20 p.m.
Special train leaves Portland, Sunday, Nov. 21
at (i :00 p.tti.
being organized to San Francisco and Klamath
Falls at low party fares. Inquire at ticket
booth on loth between Oregon and Commerce
buildings or phone 2200 for details.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS. V. vt V.
To the Editor:
I would like to publicly ex
press my thanks to those who
worked in such close coopera
tion to make the 1940 Home
coming the success it was. To
Elmer Fansett, Roy Vernstrom,
and the alumni office staff;
the University administration;
Wally Rossman, finance chair
man; Stan Stiger, dance; George
Mackin and Bill Edlefson. pa
rade; Bill Fendall, publicity;
A1 Gray, sign contest; Cynthia >
Caufield, personnel; Maxine
Hansen, secretary; Nelda Chris
tenson, hospitality; Carolyn
Holmes, registration; all house
presidents; John Stehn and the
band; Pat Keller and the rally
committee; the Emerald staff;
George Godfrey and the news
bureau; Anse Cornell and the
athletic department; Francis
Cox, department display chair
man; Officer Rhinesmith and
the Eugene police force; presi
dents of Skull and Dagger and
Kwama; Jim Rathbun and his
squad of lettermen; Mrs. Per
kins and her art museum staff;
the downtown trophy donors;
and the Eugene Monday Morn
ing Quarterbacks I would like ^
to extend particular thanks.
■ P.S. My acknowledger, ut,
too, to Jupe Pluvius for an oc
casional relaxing; John 1 ' rri.
and Tex Oliver for maki the
football events 1.000 pe ent.
Classic Shirt maker Styles.
Fine-wole corduroy, short
sleeves. Colors, fireman
red, dusky rose, sky blue,
and khaki green.
Two Big Features!
TYRONE POWER in
“T he Mark of Zorro”
— plus —
JANE WITHERS in
“Youth Will Be
MARGARET SULLA VAN in
‘Next Time We Love’
— plus —
ALICE FAYE in
‘ You’re a Sweetheart’
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS Jr.
with Rita Hayworth
A Reign of Terror!
DON AMECHE in
— plus —
vMh JTanQy T-f clly