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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1941)
By BILL NORENE
For blues as they really shoul<
be played, tune in on Jacksoi
Teagarden, broadcasting fron
the Casa Manana in Los Angele!
over the Mutual network. Th<
Texan has long been recognizee
as tops in the trombone and bluei
He opened at the Casa Manam
April 4 for a six-week stay. Fol
lowing Tea at the Los Angele:
location will be Jan Savitt anc
Muggsy Spanier, here with Bot
Crosby in January, expects tc
open with his new crew in Maj
at the Roseland ballroom in New
York City. Fazola hasn’t signed
with Spanier yet, but Ben Good
man has. He’s an alto saxist ,nc
relation to the ex-king of swing
Notes on the bands: Jack Tea
garden will appear in Bing Cros
by’s new picture, “The Birth of
the Blues.” Tea has appeared in
movies before, when he was with
Paul Whiteman. Glen Gray’s Casa
Loma band celebated its 12th an
niversary April 10 at the Palace
hotel in San Francisco. The band
got its name from the first job
it had, the Casa Loma hotel in
inner man music
Bunny Berigan created quite a
efisis when he left Tommy Dor
sey—he was the T. Dorsey soft
ball team’s star catcher. TD has
remedied this with the signing of
Grover Cleveland Alexander, one
time pitching great with the St.
Louis Cardinals. He will coach
the team this summer.
Caught in the draft—Bill Dar
nell, vocalist with Bob Chester,
and Don Matteson, third trom
bonist with Jimmy Dorsey. Mat
teson is the only man who start
ed with Jimmy Dorsey when the
Dorsey brothers split in 1935 and
Tommy walked out to form a
band of his own.
Another New Band
Freddie Slack, whose piano
helped make Will Bradley band
famous, has split with the Ray
McKinley-Bradley duo and is
planning to form a band of his
own. Slack left Jimmy Dorsey
in the summer of 1939 with Mc
Kinley to become charter mem
bers of the orchestra.
Ray Noble will open at Cata
lina Island May 17, arid Cab Cal
loway moves into the Panther
room of the Hotel Sherman in
Chicago May 20 for a four-week
Records: Merry Macs, King
Sisters, Bing Crosby and Connie
Boswell turn out the best vocals
this week. Crosby and Boswell,
aided by Bob Crosby’s Bobcats
was “Yes Indeed’’ and “Tea for
The Merry Mac record “It Just
Isn’t There” and “You’ll Never
Get Rich” (Decca), and the King
Sisters cut “Where the Mountains
Meet the Moon” (choice) and
Bob Crosby’s “Burnin’ the Can
dle at Both Ends,” featuring Jess
Stacy on the piano, and “The
Mark Hop" are both good
Jan Savitt’s arrangement of
“Big Beaver" (Decca) is done
without shuffle rhythm for a
change. It's good.
Rees Robrahn, blind student, is
taking pre-law courses at Em
poria, Kansas, Teachers college.
Scholarships valued at $450 and
$500 were recently awarded 11
freshmen at Brown university.
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'Out to the Ball Game’
i 'jpODAY \S 1941 Northern Division Conference baseball
opener abounds in tradition. It is, in fact, one of the few
campus traditions which lias not felt the axe of change during
Opening day is about as traditional in baseball as is the
familiar "play ball” which everyone knows so well. Somewhere
back in the early history of the game someone hit upon the
idea of an opening day and since then such celebrations have
ushered in the baseball season in almost every city of im
portance in the United States—that is every city that could
muster enough men to form a baseball club.
Eugene and the University of Oregon have been no excep
tion. This year will be no exception.
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'J^IIE only event which will be dropped from this year’s cere
monies will be the "opening day” parade through the
streets of Eugene. All the rest—the usual number of firsts for
the teams, the parade of the Order of the 0, and the pitching
of the opening ball—will still mark the conference opener.
In another way, too, the game today will be traditional—it
will be against a traditional rival, Oregon State. Very often
these two rivals have fought it out for the championship of
the Northern Division, more often they have started the season
against each other.
Today’s game promises to be a good one with plenty of
thrills (and hot dogs on the side) to attract the students. The
1941 Oregon club is expecetd to go places. It is a veteran
organization with hopes of bringing home the pennant. The
Oregon State nine also is reputed to be one of the best in the
conference and boasts an experienced pitching staff.
Today it's baseball.
Swing Wide the Gates
J^ESPLENDENT in bright green paint, with their feet
planted solidly in cement foundations, they stand. And the
gates are locked.
Across the green stretch of lawn which spreads like an
ermine cloak over the broad expanse of campus below Yillard
and Deady halls winds a twisted path—a strip of brown,
beaten down grass.
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J^"0\Vr the gates have been installed, courtesy of the Oregon
Dads. Great quantities of shrubbery have been planted
around them. They are there and that’s that.
It is of no use to discuss whether installation of the gates
was a good idea. We have them and they fit in with the
landscaping plans drawn up for the University.
But we do think that someone might sneak up to some
responsible person and whisper in his ear, “Couldn’t the gates
be unlocked? It's terribly unhandy the way it is.”—II.O.
Beside the Point
We d like to bet that Dean of Men Virgil Earl will be at the
“opening day ’ baseball game today, lie’s been to most of
the games we’ve seen.
ft c #
So L. II. Gregory will pitch the first ball today. Well, that’s
one way of getting in his column.
ft ft ft
“It Can’t happen here” department: Headline from the
Emerald files of a few years back:
NECK AND NECK
IN QUEEN RACE
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The Bad Rumor Man—Tiger Payne.
In the Editor's Mail
An Open Letter to the Lads and Lassies at Oregon :
Comes Spring (either wet or dry) and comes Baseball. Comes
Baseball and we have the customary Opening Day. But when
comes the students? That’s the sticker. Puzzling, isn't it? It’s
a rare event when the bleachers are filled past first base—
this year that should be rare—and unfair—for indications point
to a pennant-nabbing club.
During my four-year pursuit of a j.c. I’ve never seen those
stands filled with a rootin' gang of partisan Oregouites—today
would be a top day to try it. Oregon-Oregon State—that’s
enuff incentive for any mild riot, huh?
The appeal is short, it calls for support : Be on hand for
the opening game at Howe field this afternoon.
JOE GURLEY, Chairman Opening Day
P.S. The rumor I take a cut from the peanut hawkers is but
ugly and idle.
What Other Editors Think
“An Editorial reprinted from the Bulletin of the
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies)
“I would like to point out by what_ principles or action we
rose to power and under what institutions and through what
manner of life our country became great.”
That is the way Pericles opened his stirring tribute to Athen
ian excellence in war and peace. And the moral he draws is
this: That Athenian strength was founded on the devotion of
free people to free institutions.
Twenty-five hundred years later, the strength of our own
country rests on that same foundation. American strength is
built on American freedom and the devotion of Americans
to that freedom.
Today more than ever we need to be strong, and to pass on
our strength to the democracies at war. Today more than ever
we must remember that the marrow and fibre of our society
is the devotion of all of us to a society worth having.
Recently I have been worried. Raised eyebrows over radical
ism begin to smack of intolerance. Indiscriminate clamor
against strikes may turn out to be a fatal thrust at labor’s
fundamental right to bargain collectively. Successful evasion
of the law by prominent industrialists begins to suggest un
Pericles said “Anyone can discourse to you for ever about
the advantages of brave defense, which you know already. But
instead of listening to him 1 would have you day by day fix
your eyes on the greatness of Athens.”
We must fix our eyes on the greatness of America. While
strengthening the democracies at war, we must hold fast to the
fountainhead of democratic strength—free society.
International Side Show
By li IDG ELY CUMMINGS
Small figures may sometimes
throw large shadows against a
fiery background. Such a figure
is Wendell Willkie, former repub
lican presidential candidate who
has now retired to law practice.
Such a figure also was Prime
Minister Alexander Korizis, Greek
premier, who died suddenly Fri
wniKie was un
der fire yesterday
from a Seattle
bishop who said
in an Easter ser
mon that Willkie
had dismissed as
tory’’ a state
ment that if
velt were re-elect
cu me uimeu Pieties woiuu ue
at war by April. Willkie demand
ed a public apology. The most
Rev. Gerald Shaughnessy re
fused, saying the Congressional
Record quoted Willkie’s reply to
Senator Nye as “It might be. It
was a bit of campaign oratory.”
Speaking in Spokane, Senator
Burton K. Wheeler, ardent isola
tionist, supported the bishop's
charges, saying “Wendell Willkie
told the voters he was making a
crusade to keep American out of
war. Now he calls it only “cam
Wheeler declared that an un
precedentedly heavy tax pro
gram is being prepared and asked
if Americans are ready “to
spend our tax dollars for the de
fense of Salonika or Singapore ?
Are we prepared to pay taxes to
establish the four freedoms in
Hong Kong, in Berlin, in Rome?”
To Wheeler’s rhetorical ques
tion I would reply that it is not
a question of money but of mo
rality. Do we have the moral
right to drop bombs on half the
population of Berlin in order to
force our own conception of free
dom on the other half?
Speaking of Rome, the “Eter
nal City” which has so far gone
unmolested by planes, London
has warned it would commence
“systematic bombing of Rome”
if either Athens or Cairo is at
tacked. At the same time the
British promised to try not to
bomb the pope’s home and ac
cused the Italians of “being pre
pared to drop captured British
bombs upon the Vatican city,”
should Rome be raided.
To get back to the Greek pre
mier. Korizis was 56 years old
and had been the wartime head
of Greece since January 29 when
Premier John Metaxas died of a
throat infection. The cause of
his death was not immediately
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