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The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daiiy during the college year except Sundays,
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An Honorable Attempt
^"^REGON’S executive council of its Associated Women
Students voted unanimously early this week to do every
thing in its power to prevent aligning of political blocs in
its February women’s elections by a constitutional reform.
Before the amendment can even be brought to a vote,
there were campus rumors last night that one or two houses
had begun a telephone campaign of the “I’ll vote for you
if you’re up if you’ll vote for me if I’in up” variety. Ore
gon’s coed attempt to reduce political bigotry on the campus
by eliminating the week’s lime between announcement of
nominations and actual elections, is being threatened before
the reform gets to first base.
The attempt to reorganize, sponsored and worked out by
Mortar board, is built on slippery ice. It must have complete
support of the whole campus if there is to be any semblance
of success in the effort to do away with the short-sighted
political setup which has only recently begun to gain a strong
foothold in women’s elections.
Mortar Board is an organization made up of the most out
standing senior women on the campus. All of them have held
offices in the field of women’s activities . . . they know
the taste of political success and failure. When one hundred
percent support for a sweeping reform of the present align
ment policy comes from these veterans, it at least deserves
a fair trial by the campus.
# # #
''JMIEIR idea, to keep secret the two nominations for each
office until the actual election mass meeting, can be
successful. It can be a step toward greater integrity in
selection of leaders for women’s groups. But it can only be
come a real gesture of reform when every women’s living
organization on the campus declares itself behind the plan
and actually agrees to approach the problem with a complete
program of cooperation.
The new provision may not cure the evils, hut it will cer
tainly help to reduce the clear-cut divisions between living
organizations so prominent in last spring’s coed elections.
Mortar Boards arc idealistic about the plan . . . their
heads are in the clouds about its possibilities. But any hope
for the “choice of merit” election is doomed unless Oregon
women absorb that idealistic spirit of these senior organ
izers, and make an honorable attempt to back the amend
ment in all its provisions. —II. A.
(Continued from page one)
Hazel P. Schwering: Yes, by all meaus. The campus is
certainly ready for it and students have suffered injustice
long enough. McArthur court is unavailable in basketball
season and Gerlinger is too small for the big campus affairs.
We need a banquet hall for such events as Dads’ Day. It ’s
better to furnish students with a place for recreation than to
have them leave the campus.
Robert D. Horn: Yes, emphatically. It is of greater value
than gates and obscure scholarship funds. It is not only
needed for democratic aspects but for sheer satisfaction.
Virgil D. Earl: Decidedly L do. Students are entitled to
some consideration. There is too much conflict in housing
of social and academic functions.
Victor P. Morris: Yes, we need a Student Union building
James R. Jewell: I believe wholly, fully, and sincerely in
Student Union. Few things can do so much for a campus as
such a building.
.. L. C. Ball: I certainly think we need one badly.
# * #
JI'ST what is behind this present movement is not popularly
understood. Few realize its pattern. A Student Union
was conceived in the spring of 'St when undergraduates
campaigned for funds to be used in construction of such a
building. As time passed the Student Union successes at
Wisconsin, Wyoming, Utah, Minucsotoa, Michigan, Texas
and other schools were brought to Oregon. The plan of L’l
In 19:19. President Urb appointed a faculty fact-finding
group to study Oregon's physical plant and find its possible
uses for student social affairs. This committee included Dean
Ralph V.' Leighton. Business Manager J. Orville Limlstrom,
Athletic Director Anson B. Cornell, and Dean of Men Virgil
D. Lari. Significant was their recommendation that the
president "take steps to bring about the construction of the
first unit of a Student Union building that will provide a
suitable place for University dances and large social e\euts.’’
That same a ear the student executive committee voted to
haie 20 pet cent of thr funds collected from optional ASUO
memberships earmarked for the Student Union coffers. This
was" a significant step and added approximately $5,500 an
nually to the fund Vlthough the present incidentals fee ($2
activity cards) has necessitated changing the percentage
somewhat, the annual dividend will still be about $5,500.
QTHER sources of revenue for Student Unionism haie been
and still are the annual rental receipts from the Co-op
St:. and :'c.„ p’rep*::/ originally par-aased ty Us Uni
versify for a Union building. Net returns yearly total about
ten thousand dollars.
Another possible source is the unpledged balance of Uni
versity student building fees. That fee also has a history.
With the Hayward field grandstands, McArthur court, Chap
man hall, Infirmary, and the new Library having been
financed in part by student building fees, undergraduates
recently began wondering why a Student Union could not
be built in part by such fees (originally adopted by the
student body to make Student Union possible). The answer
came back. The State Board of Higher Education had
pledged all of the fees for some time to come.
Following this answer, the same inquisitive students began
searching for other methods of financing construction of
such a building knowing that ammortization programs are
as sound as the funds behind them. They are still searching
but more intelligently since they realize that it is highly
possible to reduce a future Student Union indebtedness by
the three methods already mentioned: rental receipts from
Co-op store and Student Union property, funds from ASUO,
and cash returns from .$5 per term building fees (available
possibly by 1944). All of these returns are conservatively
sound and promises to increase appreciably.
# # #
p.INALLV, why is a Student Union building needed? Too
numerous are the answers. The professors and advisers
quoted give several. Self-evident is another: Oregon’s “non
organized” students. According to Dean Karl! Onthank
they total almost 50 per cent of the student body. They are
commuters, townspeople, private home boarders, and they
are increasing in numbers each year. This group needs great
er social activity and has least access to it. As a place to
spend leisure time, to eat lunches, to mix with fellow under
graduates, to find a “home of learning,” a Student Union is
almost imperative for the “unorganized” group. Other
reasons, however, are plentiful.
Today student social events interfere with academic and
sports programs. Such social events should be given an air
of dignity through decent appointments. A dance pavilion,
a banquet hall, a lounging room, and student committee
rooms are sorely needed. Therefore this cry of Student
Unionism is not so much hot air.
With the greater increase in student enrollment traceable
to families of small incomes, with little increase noted in
students having sufficient funds to insure fraternity and sor
ority connections, with this greater increase fostering more
students to be “on their own,” the need for better free-time
facilities becomes more apparent.
* * #
^^NCE built and occupieid, a Student Union will increase
the morale of students, will make them feel a greater
equity in their University, will therefore build loyalty (tritely
expressed as a “school spirit’’), and will once again incite pep
for worthwhile e^tra-curricular activities in the apathetic
Once our University was required to cater only to intellect
ual needs—so a Library was provided. Today there is a
demand for the recognition of other phases of student growth
with the democratic extension of education—so a Student
Union should be provided. Learning the art of living is as
important as acquiring the art of academic improvement.
Quoting from Editor Berlan Lemon’s squib in his Oregon
State Barometer (January ill, 1941) we read: “ no build
ing erected on the campus has had so profound an effect on
the life of the college as the Memorial Union. It has be
come the true center of Oregon State college activities.
Something that really brings home its value is to visit the
campus of any one of several schools which do not have such
a student center.”
If the increasing chatter from undergraduates is meaning
ful, Oregon is ripe for a Student Union. —R. N. V.
This Collegiate World
By THE ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS
It's not particularly unusual for a boy to be happy because
of a girl. But it was at the University of North Carolina one
Walking into class several minutes late with a smile on
his face and a cigar in his hand, one of Dr. E. E. Ericson’s
students startled the professor into stopping his lecture.
“HAVE A CIGAR,” he said.
Dr. Ericson and the class raised eyebrows and stared.
“I’VE JUST BECOME THE FATHER OF A BABY GIRL,
7 POUNDS. •_! OUNCES,” the late-eomer explained. “YOU
ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE A QUIZ, ARE YOU?”
And he took his seat.
After the class recovered its poise, the professor continued
with Chaucer. The student was Roy Gibson, 19-year-old
sophomore. After class, Dr. Ericson offered proper con
By MILDRED WILSON
College girls may have suave,
smooth sophistication but they
ain't got no grammar. This was
the conclusion reached recently
by the director of a prominent
eastern career institute which
trains coeds for secretarial and
executive positions in business
Average American girls have
difficulty with spelling, "use
the comma only for decoration,”
and usually pick the wrong
word when it comes to deciding
between "who” or "whom, the
Lising oth'T findings, how*
ever, the institute declared Miss
America to be untroubled by
frequent blushing, depressive
cy or o.i»....^-.
—The Daily Californian.
My parents told me not to
Or listen to a naughty joke.
They told me that 1 must not
At pretty girls or even think
about intoxicating drink.
To dance or flirt is very wrong.
1 kiss no girls, not even one,
I do not know how it is done,
You wouldn't tluuk 1 have much
—The Lantern iFortlandt
* * *
Harvard is still being incon
venienced by the visits of their
snooper man who specializes in
such tricks as reversing the po
sitions of books in the. libraries
of the various houses, so that
the titles of the volumes are
turned to the. wall. His latest,
prank was to padlock a dozen
and a half students in the li
brary of Lowell house.
— lie Harvard Crrcrson'.
By HUMBERT SEESALL
Of course there’s always
someone who knows all about
everything—but for those who
don’t, we’ll spike a bunch of
rumors with this statement;
the Passing Parade is formulat
ed from semi-weekly reports of
several (five to be exact)
stooge-ents, and is edited and
composed by a sixth—so if your
favorite guy or gal is snubbed,
sluffed, etc.—I didn’t done it!
Start out with a bit of clean
c u t circumstantial evidence
—seen through a window—DON
SWfNK and fellow boarders
chasing a girl around the front
room of ye old boarding house
—must have been the land
lady s dotter ... Why does
LOIS GELLAR call CHARLIE
HAENER “Pumkins?” . . . .
Hear tell things aren’t so
smooth right now with Theta
ELLIE EVANS and KENNY
BOWES, Chi Psi . . . AL HUNT,
Phi Delt, is again wearing his
pin, returned by Gammafi
MIKE DANIELS ... It seems
the ATOs are holding their
own in the pifi house this term,
but are having pretty stiff com
petition from the Phi Delts. . .
Word from the South has it
that EVANS SMITH, down
home boy friend of Alpha Phi
JANE TENANT, has a three
year movie contract—and to
think—she knew him when . . .
Three Oregon State queens
visit the campus Monday eve
ning—LUCILLE CECIL, KAY
SEABERG, and JEAN PETER
SON—and one of them is an
official queen — KAY SEBERG
was queen of the Junior Prom
back a coupla weeks . . . Tri
angles aren’t so rare—but here’s
a quadrangle that’s a bit dif
ferent. Sigma Chi HANK MIL
LER asks DG PEGGY KEMP
to the SX house dance, and
Peggy turns around and asks
still another Theta Chi, BILL
BERGTHOLDT, to the DG
house dance—amoozin but con
From way down Chi Psi way,
we hear that JOHNNY GLEA
SON showed the Portland girl
a mighty fine time Saturday
International Side Show
By RIDGELY CUMMINGS
There was quite a bit doing
both at home and abroad yester
The wobbly defenses of Be
nito Mussolini’s African empire
were quivering under British
blows on five fronts while in
London Anthony Eden, who is
foreign secretary now in place
of Lord Halifax, told the house
of commons that Britain rec
ognizes Haile Selassie as the
rightful ruler of Eethiopia.
Britain will help the bearded
conquering lion of Judah in “re
establishing an independent
Ethiopia,” Eden said.
This announcement nullifies
and repudiates the British sell
out of Ethiopia in November,
1938 when an Anglo-Italian
agreement was signed recog
nizing King Victor Emmanuel
as the Emperor of Ethiopia.
night. EMMA VERDURMEN
had her picture displayed in Col
lege Bazaar, FRANK HUGHES,
Hollywood producer sees it, and
writes asking EMMA for more
pictures — HUMBERT unani
mously agrees that aforemen
tioned Miss Verdurmen looks
just like an angel anyway.
Nothin’ from the law school
today—I'm afraid that opera
tor five in the law school gol
discovered and got abducted'—
or a reasonable facsimile . . .
PAUL BOCCI and GENE CEC
CHINI perennially investing
their hard earned finances in
marble boards—and perennially
Have you been nicked for a
donation to buy ATO's RedDog
a license yet?
Seen Sunday — BETA BOB
CHESSMAN, who is a corporal
in the guards now, with Hen
dricks engage-ee DOROTHY
PYTHELA . . . Got a laugh
outa all of the OAC lads over
for the informal who were train
ing for the Whiskerino—several
bushy crops seen — one of them
hovering over NANCY RIESCH.
Congrats to RUSS HUDSON
and BJ BIGGS—for two things:
(1) Being elected Joe College
and Betty Coed
(2) Winning an honest elec
JOHN CAVANAGH and
MRS. MACDUFF supervised
the ballot counting—can you im
agine a more honest election
than that?—G'by all.
Do You Kuoid?
Eugene and University of Oregon writers
have attained distinguished recognition in
the literary world.
NINA FEDOROVA of Eugene was awarded
the Atlantic $10,000 prize for her novel
THE FAMILY .
FRANKLIN WALKER of the English fac
ulty of the University won the GOLD MED
AL' award of the Commonwealth Club of
California for his scholarly work, SAN
FRANCISCO'S LITERARY FRONTIER.
a new novel by EDISON MARSHALL, Uni
versity alumnus, is the Literary Guild selec
tion for March.
CUT FROM MULGA, a volume of poems by
JERRY MOLL of our. English faculty was
chosen by the Commonwealth Literary Com
mittee of Australia for miblication by the
University of Melbourne as their book of the
there arc a lot of other good books by Uni
versity of Oregon writers such as:
HENRY D. SHELDON S, History of the
University of Oregon.
NANCY WILSON ROSS’, Take the Light
GEORGE TURNBULL’S, History of Oregon
GEORGE HOPKINS', Piano Playing for
W. R. B. WILCOX S, The Curse of Modern
STAGE COACH and UNION PACIFIC, pop
ular films, were based on novels by ERNEST
HAYCOX, cx-editor of the Emerald.
all these books and practically any book in
print in America or England may be ob
tained from the—
Unit), 'CO-OP’ Store
It seems a long time since
May of 1936 when the news
reels showed Haile Selassie
walking up a ship’s gangplank,
fleeing his country, followed by
a pot of paraphernalia and duf
fle. I remember I was very in
dignant over what my liberal
friends called the “Hoare-Laval
sell-out,” although I don’t re
member the exact terms now.
Laval Still Busy
It HAS BEEN a long time,
come to think of it . . . nearly
five years. And Pierre Laval is
still busy selling out. This time
it is his own country, to Hitler.
There has been a crisis in
France for the last 51 days, ever
since 84-year-old Marshall Pe
tain bounced' Laval out of his
cabinet. Laval went to Paris
and got Nazi backing. Germany
is apparently trying to get him
reinstated in the Vichy govern
Yesterday Petain said “noth
ing doing.’’ The old marshall is
in a good bargaining position
for he has a French fleet of 100
or more warships and a big
colonial empire which so far he
has kept from German control.
Flandin Not Much Better
The fellow Petain put in La
val's place is named Pierre
Etienne Flandin and judging
from reports he is not much
better than Laval. According to
an article I read a month or so
ago by a refugee newspaper
man whose name escapes me at
the moment but who knows
both Flandin and Laval, it
looks like Hitler is playing both
ends against the middle, or,
more succinctly, two appeasers
Students who have not taken
preliminary or final examina
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ing office in 314 Fenton immedi
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Copy Desk Staff:
Ray Schrick, city editor
Bill Hilton, assistant
Betty Jane Biggs
Herb Penny, night editor
Motion pictures on skiing at
Timberline lodge will be shown at
a special meeting of the Ski club
tomorrow night at 7:30 in 101
physical education, Neil Farnham,
president, announced today.
Regular meeting of the club will
be next week, when arrangements
will be made for another trip to
Hoodoo bowl, he said.
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