Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 10, 1941, Page Four, Image 4

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    Oregon If Emerald
'1 tie Oregon uauy Emeran. puunshed daily during the college year except Sunday*,
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Editorial Board: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson, Helen Angell, Harold Olney, Kent
Stitzer. 'i-rtmie Leonard, and Professor George Turnbull, adviser.
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Mildred Wilson, Exchange
An Honor and a Challenge
A recent announcement from the secretary of state’s office
brings tlie welcome information that the state of Oregon
fca.s been designated as the safest state in the West, so far as
traffic accidents are concerned. This distinction brings the
State the TOO National Safety Council's traffic safety award
for the eleven western states.
In winning the award Oregon placed as one of the four out
standing areas in the nation in traffic safety improvement
for the year 1940. The nation is divided into four sections with
a winner picked for each section.
Ilow much of a part the numerous state and city safety
campaigns have had in determining this award cannot be
determined. The most conservative estimates, however, would
give the safety campaigns a great deal of the credit. The state
fcas attempted to make its citizens safety minded and appar
ently has succeeded to a large degree.
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•jpiIK Emerald is proud to have cooperated in some small
way with state authorities in promoting traffic safety.
Several editorials and articles throughout the year have at
tempted to put across the •'better be safe than sorry” idea.
The distinction brought the state by the National Safety
Council's award is something to be proud of, but as Secretary
ol State Earl Snell says, “it is a challenge to achieve even
greater results.” ‘•Our goal now is to win the grand prize
for the safest state in all the nation and it is a goal within our
It is a worthwhile goal and one towards which students of
the University can help by more careful driving.
A Contribution to Defense
“WE relinquish our chance to w in the governor’s trophy as
a part of our contribution to national defense,” yester
day stated Colonel 11. M. Lyon of the Oregon ROTC unit.
The annual competition between Oregon, and Oregon State
infantry units was inaugurated in 1938 to stimulate interest
in the military. At that time a large plaque was designed and
presented to the yearly winner of the trophy. Oregon State won
in 1938. Oregon reversed the tables in 1939. Again in 1940,
Oregon State grabbed the prize.
'With the country booming national defense, the officers of
Oregon State, endorsed by Oregon, suggested that this com
petition be dispensed with this year. Governor Charles A.
Sprague Avas willing. It remained for the state board of higher
fdm ition to pass on the suggestion of the two schools. This
action was taken at the last meeting of the board in March.
'^y/'T. need this valuable time to prepare the senior officers
to accept active commissions in the United States army.
The Juniors need the time to prepare for summer camp. In the
pa.>t, the entire Thursday drill has been given over to intensive
ehw order drill during spring term to prepare a company of
Mien for the annual show.
KOTC heads have felt that this time is much too valuable to
be devoted merely to giving the civilians a show. It can be
used to better advantage to give the young officers preparation
for possible war. It is a wise move in that it speeds up the
defense program in accordance with President Franklin IX
Roosevelt’s policy.—K.C.
picked himself off a sizable assignment for the coining
year at Monday night’s educational activities parley.
For the promise Bish made to the student-faculty group
which re-appointed him to the post, was for a bigger and a
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better Oregana than this year’s. “I have just begun,” he
declared in his address to the board.
If the precedent-breaking editor, who became the first Ore
*gana chief in "Webfoot liistory to hold the job two years, ful
fills that promise, he will have indeed an unrivalled yearbook.
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JpOR if whispers can be trusted the volume that will be de
livered to Oregon students Junior Weekend is the most
complete, the most colorful, the most unique in University
liistory. It is slated to cause a sensation when it hits the
If Bisli betters this 1941 yearbook, as he has promised to do,
his name will go down in the history of University of Oregon
activity men as one of the trailblazers of journalistic progress.
Already the sandy-haired chief has set two records. lie has
constructed the best book in history, and has received the
board's second vote of confidence. The campus waits—and
confidently expects—that he will set another.—II.A.
International Side Show
It is simply amazing the way
the German war machine has
swept down through the Balkans
during the last four days. Salo
nika has fallen to the Nazis and
Jugoslavia has been cut in two
at its 105-mile
I’m sure I could
write a piece that
would sound very
learned and tech
nical about the
Struma valley
and the Vardar
river valley and
the German strat
egy and all that.
tor l have m front of me a dozen
stories from London and Athens,
originating points for most of the
news, and it is easy to do a re
Don't Understand
But if I tried to explain what
has been happening then it would
sound like I understood it, and I
It beats me how over-extended
communication lines and terrain
rugged enough to hold up the
Italians for months have failed
to hold back Hitler's half of the
Axis four days.
One wonders what has hap
pened to the huge Jugoslav army
1,500.000 men it was reputed
to be. And how’ about General
Wavell’s British expeditionary
force of several hundred thou
sand :
From Berlin, Too
It’ it weren’t that claims of vic
tory were coming from Berlin
also one might almost think that
Britain and her Balkan allies
were painting an especially dark
picture in order to highlight any
successes that may come w’hen
the Nazis finally run into the
solid lines that must be being
dug somewhere in Greece.
So far Hitler’s fanatics in uni
forms have not yet come to grips
with the Australians and New
Zealanders who were moved into
Greece from Africa. If the theme
song doe3 not change when that
event takes place then it looks
like the continent of Europe will
be completely dominated by Ger
many. The only ‘’neutrals” left
are Portugal and unoccupied
Things Have Changed
A few months ago I predicted,
in a gloomy mood, that the Amer
ican Expeditionary Force would
be landed in Salonika and that
many American boys would fall
face-downward on Balkan moun
tain sides in an attempt to blast
a path to Berlin.
It should take several months,
however, to get the American
public in a frame of mind that
will countenance an expeditionary
force, and by that time it is like
ly that Greece will be in hostile
I feel kinda bad about saying
it, which is a token of how ef
fective British propaganda has
been, but I still can’t see where
this war is our war.
Not Immortal
Say Hitler does control the
continent. He is not immortal. He
is bound to die sometime. And
unless the Hitler regime takes on
some of the humanitarian aspects
of the British empire then it, too,
will become top-heavy and col
lapse. A rule based upon oppres
sion won’t endure forever—that’s
one comforting thought.
Old Jean-Jacques Rosseau had
an even better idea—namely, that
since man is by and large a pret
ty decent sort of animal he does
n’t really need anybody to rule
him, not even for his own good.
Spring term is at last begin
ning to seem like spring term at
the U, what with politicians un
derfoot all over the campus, espe
cially down the millrace way. It’s
going to be rather confusing.
Well . . . that’s college.
Georgia Hartman, Alpha Phi,
got rattled last week and jumped
out of a canoefull of Sigma Chis
into the race—right in view of
the Beta house, too . . . Fiji Bob
Kendall’s girl back home got
married—deepest sympathy . . .
And Dick Coggin got his white
cross back from Jean Schneider,
Sigma Kappa . . . Eadie Yturri,
Alpha Chi, and Vic Townsend,
basketball flash, have been bill
ing and cooing between Eugene
and Hawaii via short wave these
nights . . . Virginia Gray, Hen
dricks, went to Portland last
weekend to see Jerry Phillips,
ex-Oregon man . . . ATO's gift to
the law school Norm Wiener, pig
ging at the Kappa house, Alpha
Phi house, Side, etc., etc. . . Chi
Omegas Margaret Stark, Jane
Kaarboe, Barltaralee Jacobs, and
Nancy Lewis remodeled their
room—and painted the floor a
brilliant orange . . . Thetas
pledged Elaine McFarlane, a nug
get, we think . . . Jack Lansing,
Kappa Sig, seen a lot with Jeanne
Filcher, DG . . . Likewise Chi Psi
Lloyd Sullivan with Margo Par
ker . . . Art Wiggin and Evan
Davies, Sigma Chis, date two
Rex theater usherettes steady
like, we hear . . . Don Root, Fiji,
took time out from the air corps
to visit Margaret Barrett, Hen
dricks . . . ATO Millard Dunlap
dates Alma Paksis, Kappa . . .
Sigma Kappa’s (un) official
house organ is entitled “Minnie
the Microbe” and “Gertrude the
Termite” is written by some gal
in the house that really has the
lowdown—just wish that we could
get our hands on that bit of pulp
, . . Joe Gurley, Kappa Sig polit
ico, says he’s on the Theta’s list
—blacklist, no doubt . . . Carolyn
Chapman, Theta, took Baxter
Pond’s Sigma Chi pin the other
This - may - be - ofd - stuff -
but - it’s - news - to - us depart
ment: Ellouise Gunn, Alpha Phi,
became engaged to Bob Cutler
Fidelt, last term . . . and Gene
vieve Tompkins, Chi O, gave back
a British Columbia Fiji pin . . .
Oregon7# Emerald
Copy Desk Staff:
Bill Hilton, city editor
Ted Goodwin, assistant
Dorothy Routt
Herb Penny
Lynn Johnson
Betty Sevier.
Night Staff:
Ardie Alexander, night editor
“Ox” Wilson
Evelyn Nokleby
Yvonne Torgler
Barbara Lamb
Jeanette Eddy
Doris Jones
Peggy Kline
Barbara Jean Vincent
Janitors at the University of
New' Mexico are campaigning to
stop students from throwing pin
on shells on the classroom floors.
In the 10-year period 1931-40,
graduate students in American
colleges and universities pro
duced nearly 27,000 theses as can
didates for doctorate degrees.