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The Fight Goes On
rJ''HERE will be no sophomore informal this term and that, is
pretty definite. Heads of the class of ’43 met yesterday
afternoon and with the recommenflation of the University
infirmary staff and the administration before them decided
to postpone their annual fall term frolie.
The large number of cases of influenza on the campus and
1 the danger of spreading germs at such an affair were con
sidered too great to permil the dance being held. The sopho
mores realized this and took the initiative in calling the dance
The opinion of the infirmary staff has not changed in the
last few days as it may seem from previous various stories.
A statement attributed to an infirmary official in yesterday’s
Emerald was a wrong interpretation of what he said. Dr. L. S.
Porter, assistant physician, told a member of the sophomore
publicity committee that the severity of the cases was less—
not that the actual number of cases had decreased.
* # *
COMEHOW in the passing of the story from 1 he sophomore
publicity department to an Emerald reporter the mean
ing that Dr. Porter had said there was no reason for post
poning the dance was conveyed.
It is a tribute to the sophomores that they took the initiative
to postpone the dance. They stood to lose a great deal by that
move—a great deal of planning, of work, and of money. It,
seemed the best thing to do, however, and in a few short
minutes they threw out weeks of work.
Their ability to come back after a disappointing setback
was immediately shown when they began making plans for
a dance next term. Although everything is tentative as yet
preparations have already begun.
“It is the second effort, after the first has brought dis
appointment, that test the quality of a man or an age,’’ says
Sir Arthur Salter, noted economist.
The sophs are showing up well in the second effort.
A Change of Mind
J^ESS has been said of the several current wars among cam
pus students this past week than at any other period I his
term. Quite likely the cause may he traced to the Saturday
success at Corvallis, the Monday celebration in Eugene or
the nearness of final examinations. Nevertheless, our minds
have been occupied with many more thoughts unrelated to
Japan’s “incident,” Germany’s “luftwaffe,” England’s
superior morale, and Italy’s military boners. Thank God for
As long as we seem more concerned about localized affairs,
Hitler’s “war of nerves” will lie less effective. Using our
undergraduate citizenry as test tube objects, we feel the prob
ing minds of military intelligence officers may be able to
induce some solution. Perhaps such mental activity is more
healthy than brooding on distant wars and should be encour
aged. Perhaps not. Anyway, we’ll drop the subject of war
right here before fretting faces are encouraged.—R.N.Y.
That Tests the Quality
CINCE the first beginning of that occasion called Christmas
in a little town named Bethlehem, the world has come to
recognize through the ages hundreds of special customs that
to different people of the world mean the Christmas season.
One of the loveliest and most humanitarian, as well as the
. most Christian-like, is that American tradition of buying
The annual seal sale began yesterday on the campus under
the sponsorship of the Tuberculosis Association of America
; ... in booths on Thirteenth street, in campus living orgauiza
\ tions. The gay new seals, already beginning to decorate fa it h -
| ful letters home, picture three carolers singing Yuletide songs ;
• they bear the double-barred red cross that typifies the fight
against tuberculosis. With the launching of the drive conies a
■ chance for Oregon students to add their small part to the uni
versal fight that must be made to stamp out the disease.
Tuberculosis has already assumed great proportions in this
■ country . . . and no relaxing of the campaign is possible.
# # #
T?AOH living organization is expected to buy at least $5
. worth of the seals This amount, is certainly the minimum
that should be given by 40 students . . . for the fight is for the
) future of the nation that is theirs. A large percentage of tuber
; oulosis today appears in the age group between IS and so
protection of college-age students will not be a small part of
• the program made possible during 1941 by the sale of this
j ear's ( hristmas seals.
Too many times m the face of the modern interpretation of
. Christmas with its emphasis on turkey and gift-receiving,
people neglect to stop and remember why Christmas exist,.
It is good for Americans that there is a custom that all can
■ take part in . . . a custom that helps one to stop in the midst of
■ this highly commercialized world of ours and think for a
moment of others.— II \
After having to postpone their dance because of an epo
demit* of mflueu/n the sophomores should adopt ' The 1 hi
Germ's Ball" as the theme of their w inter term dance.
Juioui yeai. at tin University there js at least one tbiug >u
ha.ea't learned—Low to take a good Orcgaua picture.
With TOMMY WRIGHT
(Dear Tommy:) I don’t see
how people can start a letter
with such sweet salutations and
then say the things they do in
the body of the letter. The fick
leness of it all leads me to be
lieve they are all written by
women. But use of words over
one syllable leads me to believe
they are written by men.
WHO IS ’’CALIF” . . .
One note informs me that the
possibilities are narrowed down
to two. Quote—Odds favor cur
ly-haired “Lou Lowry, last
year’s “Sweetheart of Alpha
Chi,” though it is rumored that
his roommate and better half,
“Glbby the Goat” Roberts is in
there pitching hard to grab the
Maybe it is Queen Kroopnick,
who even Dean Morse can't ar
bitrate with. What do you
think? From the Alpha Chis
comes the denial of ever having
written to YT about “Calif.”
THIS WEEK . . .
While breezing through the
publication “The Japan Times
Weekly’’ we ran across the
word KAPPA. According to the
accompanying article the word
means a fabulous creature of
the rivers, ponds, lakes, and
seas, usually represented like a
child about three to ten years
old. Looks like a child with an
ugly face. . . . Its skin is green
ish-yellow, and at the top of its
head is a little cavity contain
ing water . . . looks like a mon
key, with a long nose and round
eyes . . . Its hands and feet are
Any reference to persons on
this campus is purely up to
CAMPUS WHISPERS . . .
Mary Thomas, Delta Delta
Delta, with Les “Brummel” An
derson, of the DUs . . . Jean
Van Fossen, Alpha O takes
charge of Wilbur Greenup's Sig
Ep pin . . . Canard club’s How
ard Lemons really gets in some
interesting conversations in his
sleep, we hear . . . understand
that Art Npriok of Campbell
co-op instituted a ’’blitzliebe’’
(blitz meaning lightning, and
liebe meaning love, in the case
of Adele Kiggs of Hilyard
house—He came, he saw, and
she conquered . . . and Phil Sin
nott-Phil Shaffer go on forever
. . . everyone was with everyone,
else at the rally dance . . . what
about all those dates we had
fixed up for the soph huddle
and hop. . . . Mildred Wilson
wins a Theta Chi pin from Ben
Past dead and wounded and
piles of hastily abandoned war
materials, Greek soldiers last
night were reported to be enter
ing the outskirts of Porto Edda,
the Italian's southernmost port
of entry into Albania.
The Greek advance north into
Albania was said to have fol
lowed violent fighting in which
members of Italy’s crack Ber
sagliri regiments who had been
rushed in as reinforcements
were taken prisoners.
Reports from Rome were
meager and repeated the old
story about the Italian lines
holding firm, but weight of evi
dence seems to be on the side
of the Greeks.
Last week when we were
busily occupied writing obitu
aries of the last Genro and the
boy plunger of Wall street the
wire carried stories, from vari
ous Balkan cities, telling how
the Italians were taking regi
ments which had retreated un
der fire and without permis
sion and shooting every tenth
These border reports are not
always to be accepted at their
face value and it is possible that
the stories were canards. But
there is little doubt that Italy
is using desperate measures in
an attempt to stop the Greek
advance. Fascist "suicide
squads” are said to figure
prominently in the fighting.
From Vichy, France, comes a
story about how the Portuguese
premier is sounding out the
European belligerents on the
chances of bringing about a ne
The man's name is Salazar
and his argument is said to be
that only four European na
tions are actually at war—Bri
tain, German, Italy, and Greece.
But seven nations -— France,
Belgium, Holland, Denmark,
Norway, Poland, and Albania—
are occupied and blockaded into
near starvation; and five other
nations Turkey, Jugoslavia,
Rumania, Bulgaria, and Swe
den—can’t pursue a normal
peace time course because of the
need to keep great bodies of
men mobilized in an effort to
prevent invasion and prevent
being dragged into the war.
Salazar has something in his
arguments but, as Rabelais
pointed out 400 years ago, the
best time to propose peace is
when both sides are thoroughly
worn out with fighting. The
quick way in which Pope Pius’
appeal for a Christmas truce
was knocked in the head indi
cates that neither side is quite
ready to quit.
But good luck to Premier Sa
lazar. Veteran Senator Hiram
Johnson doesn't see eye to eye
with him apparently, for the
old-time isolationist predicted
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l. oi 0. ^SkOCLsTED &IUDLM&
last night that the U.S. is sure
to get into the war.
"I will make every effort of
which I am capable to prevent
repeal or emasculation of the
little act which bears my
name,” he told reporters, refer
ring to the Johnson act which
forbids U.S. loans to nations in
default of their war debts.
“I strenuously object on
grounds of common sense to
fighting another fellow's war
on our money,” Johnson said.
But last night Henry Ford
saw the other side of the shield.
“If England wants money, I
say give it to her,” he said.
“That's what it's for.”
Take your pick, ladies and
gentlemen, and I’ll see you
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