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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1941)
UO Committee Aids
In National Defense
, By TED GOODWIN
At the request of President Donald Erb a committee was
organized, last year to investigate ways in which the University
can aid in national defense^
The members, H. R. Taylor, C. B. Beal, A. E. Caswell, C. M.
Hulten, R. M. Lyon, W. B. Riddlesbarger, W. D. Smith, and
Miss Mabel Wood, submitted a report on University courses
Remarking that “This is one
of the highest percentages to
pass so far,” Lieut. M. A. Bywa
ter, air corps, announced Tuesday
that 9 out of 15 applicants for ap
pointment as flying cadets passed
the examinations and await final
papers to begin their training.
To date, 30 have applied, but
15 examinations are not com
pleted. The examining board will
be i session again today down
stairs in McArthur court from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lieutenant Bywater urges stu
dents interested in taking the ex
aminations to report at the ex
amination room before noon or
not later than 1 o’clock. They
must be ready to leave by 4, he
Students passing the tests suc
cessfully are: Gordon H. Hale,
Eugene; Richard T. Miller, Eu
gene; John T. Truesdell, Canyon
City. Justin G. Knowlton, Eu
gene; Richard L. Vannice. Amity;
Fred A. Phillips, Baker; Barney
M. Loomis, Moscow, Idaho; and
Herschel C. Patton, Uvalde, Tex
as. all for pilot training.
VY u ren H. Treece, Portland,
pas-ed the examinations and will
be trained as an aerial navigator.
Requirements for appoint
ment as flying cadet state that
the ,‘-Indent must have completed
two years of college by January
1 P'42, must be unmarried, in
exc* lent health, of good charac
te; and be between 20 and 27
years of age.
A farmer’s son is more likely to
follow his father’s occupation
that the son of a man in some
oth c kind of work, according to
a survey at Cornell university.
significant in defense.
Colonel Lyon recommended
various courses of value for men
about to enter military service
and the committee published a
bulletin to aid men students in
registration last year. This bulle
tin was revised and used again
Students enrolling in the Uni
versity and called to service dur
ing the year will be permitted to
remain in school until July 1.
Since any young man between 16
and 21 may be called in the near
future, the committee has rec
ommended certain courses that
are valuable to military work.
For those students who show
exceptional qualities and pass the
rigid requirements for advanced
ROTC, it is possible to graduate
from the University with a com
mission as second lieutenant of
infantry in the U. S. army.
Civilian pilot training provides
valuable background for flying
and students having this training
find it a stepping stone to a suc
cessful appointment as flying ca
det in the air corps.
Art and architecture cannot be
minimized in their importance to
the armed forces. A great num
ber of draftsmen, map makers,
camouflage artists, architectural
engineers, and surveyors are
needed. These courses have a
larger enrollment than before and
are placing special emphasis on
significant defense angles.
Medical and dentistry students
should immediately find a place
in defense. The army has a short
age of surgeons, dentists, and
other types of specialist.
In addition to the work of the
committee in suggesting courses
helpful in defense, it has been
exchanging correspondence with
the defense boards at Harvard,
William and Mary, U. S. office
of education and many other col
leges and universities throughout
Dr. Comer S. Woodward, pro
fessor of sociology at Emory uni
versity. has a collection of over
100 miniature donkeys.
Quality service by
an expert staff.
Courtesy Parking Service
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THAT THURSDAY STRETCH
Officers put Oregon’s KOTC units through their paces at the weekly drill session. The Univer
sity’s quota has been increased by 50 per cent this year over that of previous years. Over 950 fresh
men and sophomores have enrolled in- the first and second year basic course.—Courtesy The Journal.
Military Science Department Opens
With New Ideas/ Cadets’ Interest
This year the military science
department opened with a lot of
new ideas and on a larger scale
than ever before.
Colonel R. M. Lyon, head of
the department, announced that
there are more than 950 freshmen
and sophomores enrolled in the
lower-division basic course and
that only 78 students were ex
empted' this year.
Because of the increased in
terest in military training, both
in the University and the country
as a whole, the war department
authorized a 50 per cent increase
in the advanced course, junior
and senior classes. There are
now 149 juniors and seniors en
rolled in this course leading to
a commission as second' lieuten
ant of infantry.
The classes have been aug
mented by training films released
through the war department for
showings during the year and
lectures are being tied in with
timely present day conditions to
provide a valuable background
for future officers.
In their labs the students tear
down and assemble the more
common infantry weapons to ac
quire familiarity with their op
In addition to regular class and
field work, several advanced
course students have volunteered
their services in cooperation with
local defense authorities during
Hie blackout Friday.
UO Health Service Gives
All-Out Aid to Blackout
By JANET WAGSTAFF
The Student Health Service plans to make available the
full extent of its facilities for use during’ the blackout on
the evening of Friday, October 31, according to an an
nouncement made by Dr. Fred N. Miller, head of the health
Emergency work will be available not only to students
but to anyone in the neighborhood of the University. All
doctors on the staff will report at the Health Service one
hour before the scheduled starting time and remain for an
hour after the blackout ends. Extra nurses will also be
added, and there are rooms in the dispensary and hospital
which can be entirely closed from the outside so that
adequate lighting facilities will be available^
Dr. Miller requests that no students ask for medical at
tention which can be delayed until the regular dispensary
hours the next morning, and that the telephone line be
left free of personal calls during the blackout so that it
may be used for emergencies. He also asks that emer
gencies, insofar as possible, be brought into the hospital,
so that doctors may remain at their posts in the service
where facilities are at hand.
To President Erb’s statement urging students to con
form with the blackout regulations Dr. Miller added a
word of caution: “It might be well to advise that each
house appoint a committee, or at least some one person for
making plans for the blackout. I should also like to urge
that care be taken in the houses to avoid accidents.’’
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