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JT will cost pleasure-bent Webfoots 10 per
cent more than last year to entertain them
selves after October 1. For in four more clays,
the $3,553,000,000 tax bill signed by President
Roosevelt -Saturday as an arsenal-building
measure for American defense goes into
The bill, budget-shattering in every re
spect, is defined by administration leaders as
merely a “down payment” on the huge costs
of the war, with heavier taxation measures
slated for the future.
Obviously the bill will affect the income of
every student in the University. But because
collegians are young and like to play, they
seemed particularly interested yesterday in
what the bill will do to their “weekend allow
ances.” Investigation proves that admissions
to any entertainment function will be in
creased 10 per cent to help care for democ
# # #
i^ALES point of Harry Prongas and his ath
letic card drive committee is that the price
of athletic tickets will jump after October 1.
Now selling at registration for $9 for tlie
complete year, the cards will go np to $9.90
after next Wednesday.
Season tickets to University theater pro
ductions, on sale for $1.50 today in the box
office of Johnson hall, will jump 10 per cent.
Concerts will be hit throughout the United
States by the tax bill. However, on the Ore
gon campus, students receive free tickets to
the school’s Greater Artists series when they
register. Hence concerts will cost the under
graduates no more this year.
* * *
'JACKETS for campus dances will zoom to
the 10 per cent point, and dancing at
favorite spots near Eugene will increase too.
Movie prices will take a “penny on the dime”
The new taxes are just beginning, but for
the present individual taxpayers and corpora
tions will pay increased income levies, in addi
tion to taking part of the load of the high
excise and retail sales taxes to be enforced on
thousands of articles.
Oregon buckles down to take its share of
the burden of national defense.
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Hungry Ducks Press the Issue
jpOR some time the ASUO rally committee has been on the
spot for the “flop" of station rally. Past popster squads
have bowed their heads before criticism and done their best
to lure students from the campus to Willamette street to bid
the football and basketball team good-bye.
(Before this year's rally squad donned their white sweaters,
they were brimming over with suggestions on how to add “vim
and vigor" to depot send-offs.
doing right to the bottom of the trouble, the “bug-bears"
seemed to he the long distance to the station and the incon
venient time the south-bound train left Eugene.
# 4 4
rJ''IIE crux of the matter was a battle of Webfoot fans’ school
spirit vs. hungry tummies. Since the railroad could not
be asked to change the schedule of the 12:10 California train,
the rally squad pulled an ace out of its sleeve.
“Why couldn’t the train carrying the voyaging football
players stop at the campus’ front door?” the popsters won
In this way house mothers and house managers would not
have to tear their hair in anguish as lunches spoiled on the
table. Right from their 11 o’clock classes student could buzz to
the tracks and as the team pulled off from a campus point
burst out with their “Mighty Oregon” before dashing to break
their morning fast.
# # *
TjyiTlI Olivermen climbing aboard at Yillard hall a safety
measure would also be introduced and many hazards of
down town rallies eliminated.
First of all, noon traffic is always precarious. Add a two
block parade of Webfoot cars with students overflowing to the
running boards, the situation is twice as dangerous.
Number two, city traffic is completely disorganized for it
is necessary for Willamette street stop signs to flash caution
to give right-of-way to station-headed rooters.
Three, parking at the station becomes a jumble of mashed
bumpers and mangled fenders.
# # 4
rJPlIE rally committee realizes that many problems must be
met, discussed, and arranged with the railroad company
before they can boast of success. Perhaps, their hope cannot
be fulfilled this year and must wait until development of
tin1 millrace property is completed.
They are determined, however, that a new deal must be
installed if not for the 1941 team for the gridiron men of the
very near future.—B.J.B,
By TED HARMON
DER TAG puns the angle of the
annual Hello dance at McArthur
scheduled for tomorrow night.
Doors will be thrown open to new
students at 7:45 for reception and
introduction to faculty and stu
dent dignitaries. As for garb,
the. theme is strictly informal,
with tags adorning wrists and
lapels to identify each other. It
is a no-date affair, but there are
always those who come alone to
gether. Don Swink, general chair
man, promises a good floor, Art
Holman’s music, and additional
With dusky Erskine Hawkins
slated for jamelodic appearance
at the Park tonight, it was
learned reliably today that Ted
Fio Rito will also be at the local
dance spot on October 12. Falling
on a Sunday, there will be a tea
dance for students from 5 to 7,
with the regular dance at 9 that
* * *
Adventuresome Romy DePit
tard, Phi Delt, is now with the
RAF in Canada, with the job of
transferring U. S. planes to Can
adian soil, while Jack Whitcliff
is in Salt Lake with the army air
corps . . . ADPi’s Patt Mead and
Donna Dildad two-alikes boost
ing for Oregon . . . the most sooth
ing voice over a telephone be
longs to Tri-Delt’s Suzy Mack
. . . the early morning fog, so re
mindful of those 8 o’clocks . . .
for the rally dance at Portland
just before the California game,
Will Osbourne will help Web
foots really rally . . . Em Page,
Oregana business manager, and
his new expression, “I'm all teeth
for that" ... if all the 500 pledge
pins dished out after rush week
were pinned on one sweater,
they’d weigh a fraction over 15
pounds . . . Jack Daniels, Delt
prexy, failed to return to school,
so tanned Bruce Giesy takes over
the gavel . . . Alpha Chi’s Caro
lyn Holmes and her quaint hand
to-the-brow technique . . . Jack
Bryant, one-time 8-baller of Em
erald, is now at Mitchell field,
N. Y., flying “peashooters,” term
for the P-38 and P-39 jobs . . .
wonder if the national defense
priority board will begin to re
strict students from playing
bridge . . . the rubber, y’know . . .
Beta Bill Loud, not back because
he’s making airplanes at Douglas
Problems of World Peace Land
At America’s Front Door
(Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of guest
columns on world events to be written by Emerald readers. The views
of the writer, a sophomore in journalism, do not necessarily refleci.
those of the Emerald.)
By BOB FRAZIER
Here on the West Coast our eyes are focussed on the Far
East as often if not more often, than they look to Europe as
the American problem.
Last summer when Japanese assets were frozen in this coun
try and trouble seemed immediately over the horizon, per.sofljj^
on the Pacific coast were more wrought up than they were
when Hitler’s panzers swept over Europe. In the light of this
interest it might be well to consider an article in the September
issue of the “American Mercury” by Upton Close, widely
known authority on Pacific affairs.
Close expresses the opinion that America is about to have a
great Pacific empire dumped in her lap, whether she wants
it or not!
A native of Kelso. Washington, Close, otherwise known as
Josef Washington Hall, has spent a great of time in the Far
East as a newspaper correspondent. In the United States lie lias
been on the faculty of the University of Washington and has
written a number of books and magazine articles on the Far
Peace Only Twice
In tlie world’s history, Close argues, there have been only
two eras that have even approached world peace. These were
the “Pax Romana,” and “Pax Rritania.” He expresses the
belief that the next great peace, or approach to it, will be the
“Pax Americana” in the Pacific basin. “The nearest ap
proaches to liberty and justice come not when everyone is on
his own as an equal, but when authority is most widely ac
cepted and most humane.”
British imperial policy in the Far East would be materially
changed were it not for American support, he says. “American
authority must become the recognized supreme factor through
out the Pacific basin, just as British authority was the recog
nized supreme factor in China in pre-war days when Americans
ralied upon British gunboats to maintain the established
America does not desire to take such a role. Anti-imperialist
in temper and inclination, we are not yet aware of our position.
This Close admits, but argues that we are being forced into it.
Already we have established virtual protectorates over the
Dutch Indies. We are bound up in the defense of Malaya and
the maintenance of the Burmese open door into China. He
observes that we may soon receive in Washington a minister
from India, with the blessings of Viscount Halifax. “Shades
of Clive, Hastings, Corwallis, and Reading.”
We are saving the Pacific basin from the empire building of
the crude, 19th-century sort, but in so doing we are establish
ing a great American protectorate. “Uncle Sam, Imperator
of the Pacific.”
He points to our fortifying of Guam, Midway, Wake,
Johnston, and Palmyra, “Gibraltars of the Air Age,” as evi
dence of this. America first established air transport across the
Pacific, although that is the larger ocean. Our country is
building an aircraft industry second to none, and larger than
England’s shipbuilding industry.
rl hat the Pacific is the place for new empire is pointed out
by Close when he argues that much of Europe is probably
going the way of once populous Mesopotamia, or of the ancient
Mediterranean basin. “Greatness shall hardly spring from
cinders and insanity. But it eau spring from the unharmed
resources of the Pacific basin and its still vital populations.”
Proportionately speaking even China has suffered no such
devastation as Spain, trance, Poland, England, or Eui'opean
M hetlier or not Close is right in his predictions is stiR^***
doubtless, a moot point, but it does follow that there is a great
deal to be said for his arguments, and his arguments are cer
tainly worthy of considerable thought.
in California . . . Thetaki Jack
Matlick's “perfumed” room, the
result of some prankster spilling
Lilac liquid on all the furniture.
Because houseboys are under
rated by most individuals, we of
fer this evidence of their toil.
“At one house I first wondered
why all our dishes were pure
white. Now I know. All the de
sign has been eaten away; in
fact, the girls are complaining
about the food coming through on
“It's the strong soap we use.
The house manager got a bar
gain on 500 pounds. We'll probab
suspect the cook of using the
ly refurnish the living room by
saving the labels. Some girls, too,
soap as a base for her Coney
Island clam chowder, but that’s
probably an ugly rumor. After
all, what are girls in a sorority
house if they aren’t ugly board
“Washing dishes is much eas
ier. As soon as all foreign objects
such as olive pits, celery stalks
and Beeman’s Pepsin have been
removed, we must remove the
dishes. Herein lies the true a.rt
of dishwashing. The art of re
moving the plates after the for^
eign impediments have come off,
and before the plates start to dis
integrate. After the half-hour
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