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The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University
of Oregon. Subscription rates: $1.25 per term and $3.00 per year. Entered as second
;lass matter at the postffice, Eugene, Oregon.
HELEN ANGELL, Editor FRED MAY, Business Manager
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Kay Schrick, Managing Editor
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Kahananui; Professor George Turnbull, adviser.
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A Feather in Their Cap...
^"^REGON’tt junior class showed some interesting signs at
its Wednesday night meeting. A group of class members
met in Villard hall, and their genuine interest in developing
class pirit and class activities indicates that this might become
an unusual year. There was a definite realization of the diffi
culties facing classes, and a genuine desire to make third year
students realize just what the “class of ’43” means.
They decided to start the year off by making a class project
of the decorating of Hayward field for Homecoming; they
systematically filled out application blanks with ideas tor im
provement of Junior Weekend; they indicated their personal
likes as far as class activities go; they tentatively scheduled
a junior class party.
* * #
J)AT Cloud’s early meeting of the juniors is a reassurance
that the class unit still has a function in University life and
that this one is interested in fulfilling that function.
One of the most lamentable aspects of campus life today is
the apparent uselessness of the class organization. The best Avay
to maintain alumni pride in the school, experts say, is to de
velop class rivalries during undergraduate days. The Univer
sity of Oregon agrees with the idea, but for one reason or
another there has been a tendency toward lapsing of one class
activity after another.
The junior class idea to develop unity and spirit by joint
tackling of projects and joint fun at class parties shows possi
bilities. Wednesday night’s preliminary efforts constitute a
feather in the cap of the officer personnel of the class of ’43,
and might be the signal of a new class attitude.
Why All The Jabbering...
NOTIIKR American ship, the USS Reuben James, was
crippled and swalowed up by the Atlantic to join the
rotting', barnacled hulks of nine United States vessels—
“Charles Pratt,” “Robin Moor,” “Sessa,” “Montana,” “Steel
Seafarer,” “Pink Star,” “I. C. White,” “Bold Venture,” and
Lehigh”—alegedly blown into their graves by axis submarines.
The egg-shell hull of the 21-year-old destroyer must have gaped
and disgorged some of her innards—including American sail
ors—as the explosive missle plowed into her belly and sent her
convulsing like a harpooned whale to the bottom of the waters
curling around Iceland.
This attack on an American warship, the third since the
European flareup, was perpetrated two weeks, to the day,
following the assault upon the USS Kearny, which was re
portedly torpedoed in North Atlantic waters but managed to
hobble into an Iceland port sans 11 of its crew and with 10
J^EWS of the Kearny a tack scorched the wires to Washing
ton and provoked some congressmen into putting forth
a volume of emotional talk, to wit: Senator Tom Connally,
(1)., Texas)—“This murderous and foul crime will be avenged
.... we shall not tolerate the assassination of our sailors and
the destruction of our ships.” Rep. Sol Bloom (1)., N.Y.)—It
demonstrates clearly that the Germans “are a lot of mad men
both on land and sea who do the most despicable things without
regard to life or property.”
Vicious names — “pirates” . . . “rattlesnakes” — were
screamed across the Atlantic, a demonstration that revealed
a lack of ideas and a diarrhea of words. This same exhibition
will probably be flaunted following yesterday's attack on the
USS Reuben James ... to what end?
* #> #
yyV are admittedly in a state of undeclared war with Ger
many. Our naval craft have been ordered to blast axis
shipping on sight. We have pledged billions to brace up the
hunched financial spine of England. We have promised her
To the Editor:
Well . . . it’s all over now; The
Northern Traveling Aviation Ca
det Examining Board today com
pleted another three-day session
at the University of Oregon with
the complete cooperation of the
military department under the
direction of Colonel R. M. Lyon.
The results were excellent and
the final score was 15 to 33. This,
we are proud to say, is one of
the highest percentages of stu
dents passing the physical exam
ination that we have ever had.
Needless to say, the students
here at Oregon are in fine shape.
Our stay here, though short
as usual, was extremeely enjoy
able as it has been in the past.
It was a pleasure of the writer
to visit but few of the fraternity
houses, nevertheless, in each of
these the Oregon spirit revealed
itself no end. It practically shout
ed at you when you walked in
the front door as if to say, ‘‘Come
on, you’re at Oregon now, sound
off!” The courtesy displayed by
every member is of the very high
est order. As a matter of fact it
is so high that one could almost
reach the point of embarrass
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Wnjt&i 3>eola/iei . . .
Home Defense--Job of All
By DON TREADGOLD
Last night Eugene was blacked out. Probably some of us took it
seriously, Tjvhile others thought, “Well, this is the closest Hitler will
ever get to Eugene!’’
There has been some criticism of the whole idea of a blackout
as unnecessary and foolish. But even though the chances are that
Hitler will never threaten the Pacific coast, there is more value in a
trial of this sort than just lend
ing a little more excitement to
Hallowe’en. Blackout publicity,
which has been sensible and
thorough, has emphasized that it
would be a “trial of democracy.”
Maybe that sounds like a plati
tude, but we think it is literally
In Germany precautions of this
type are carried out with preci
sion, but under compulsion which
may carry dire penalties. In a de
mocracy the stimulus for any
such mass action MUST come
from the bottom. The blackout
last night did not see noncoop
erators arrested: it worked ov;
the assumption that everyone
would help voluntarily.
Democracy has been attacked
as unable to defend itself effec
tively. When a democracy gets
into a tight spot, it is said, some
one will always rock the boat. It
takes authority to get things
done in an emergency! Maybe.
We can’t deny these contentions
flatly, because compulsion is be
Big game day . . . drizzle driz
zle drizzle. The boys are franti
cally laying in a supply of mums
for their honeys, and the gals
are frantically trying to figure
out which one to wear. House
mothers like these football games
at home coz there’s always a few
extra mums left over for a good
centerpiece for Saturday dinner.
Mary Jane Rabbe, Jane Williams,
and Marian Lockman will prob
ably get four or five apiece, and
could pool their leftovers for a
good funeral spray.
All the boys are just picking
themselves up off the floor at the
news that Kappa’s Alma Pack
sis got hitched last Sunday to
some smoothie from Stanford by
the name of Vane. She was mar
ried at Atherton, California . . .
her home town. It was quite a
surprise to say the least. . . .
The Alpha Phis really were
surprised last night when attend
ing a shower for Roma Theobald,
by the announcement that Jean
Frink and Phi Delt Bill Feasley
intend to trip the middle aisle.
The irony of the thing is that
Jean has had a beeg sparkler
since August . . . and not even
Leona LaDuke knew about it.
Ain’t that sompin’?
The big lover of the Beta house
. . . nee’ Don Plier has been com
muting back and forth to Port
land nigh on to four weeks now
to see Dorothy Fairhurst, smooth
ie Alpha Phi, who has his pin . . .
Speaking of the Betas ... it looks
like Warren Finke is out in the
cold again as far as Jeanette
Torney is concerned. “Veronica”
is playing the field again . . . and
is very much in circulation.
Big tieup at the Pi Phi house
. . . Bob Sell and Alice L. Blood
worth get along OK . . . but
just when things get going along
fine . . . there’s always the rep
resentative from the Phi Psi
house. Triple Alliance . . . Alseen
Gates, Phi Psi, Phi Delt Dick Tur
ner . . and Pi Kap Tommy Roblin.
, , . and Pi Kap Tommy Robiin.
Shock of the week ... I actual
ly saw Edie Borda, DG, walking!
Edie, by the way, is going steady
with Kappa Sig Jim Higgens.
During her noteworthy career,
she has had the unofficial title of
the Kappa Sig’s sweetheart due
to her extensive pigging opera
tions down by the millrace . . .
Speaking of the DG’s , . , the
Delts had a field day this week
as far as losing their bronze is
Jim Whisenand gave his pin
to Anne Staples, and, not to be
outdone, Dave Hart has nothing
left but a hole in his sweater af
ter pinning Bertie Stephens.
“Wanted . . . Notorious window
soaper and dangerous character.
Name P. “Grandma” Vande
neynde . . . Age, 27 . . . Descrip
tion: brown hair . . . wild stare
in eyes . . . mole on left eyelid
. . . If caught soaping windows,
drown her in the tub . . . Crime:
Molesting ATO peace of mind.
OK. Pat . . . the boys are wait
ing patiently for you again this
arms Avitli which to lash back at Hitler. Aiul we do this, ob
viously, not because we have had revealed to us some lost
love for the British, but because it has been deemed imperative
to our national security that Hitler be destroyed, because Nazi
policies are entirely incompatible with our own, and because,
in this respect, our interests parallel those of Britain.
Why, then, does Congress persist in attempting to whip
Hitler with innocuous tongues? How can it justify its wailing
for national unity when it is eimultaneously writhing with
intra-factional coercion? Why doesn't Washington blow away
the haze that is obscuring the issues? Why the indulgence in
this ridiculous jabbering by congress when it must obviously
expect casualties while directing the nation's present role in
the international show? Why not direct that perspiration along
more constructive channels? Why not make a clear statement
of our foreign policy and proceed to act accordingly ?—J.K.
ing used here and there today.
Conscription is the most obvious
example of that. But such com
pulsion as there is, is being used
as the instrument of the will of
the majority of the people.
The stimulus IS coming from*
the bottom, in direct contrast to
the case in Germany. And while
compulsion is accomplishing re
sults in some cases, far greater
achievements are being effected
by genuine mass cooperation in
all phases of the defense effort.
Millions are buying defense
bonds, newspaper editors are re
fraining from publishing military
secrets, businessmen are volun
tarily holding down certain pric
es and altering production under
government advice, not because
they will be jailed if they don’t
but because they want to helj^
defend America. We see some
employers and union officials ex
hibiting a peculiarly offensive
kind of selfishness in obstructing
defense work, but the positive
effects of democratic cooperation
have been more notable and more
important than the sour notes of
the piece. Every person who
turned off a light switch last
night at nine, whether they knew
it or not, struck a blow for de
By DON DILL
College is the place where
things hapuen fast and funny.
Newspaper and magazine editors
want lively, comical, sparkling
news photos of general human in
terest to brighten the news-pho
to page and to relieve the dam
pening effects of present day war
Put these factors together and
the enterprising collegiate pho
tographer can get shots of ths**
lighter side of school printed, and,
in turn, add a little something ex
tra to the old sock for the trip
to the Rose bowl with Oregon
this New Year’s. (Sure we’re go
Seen through the view finder
this week at the Co-op was the
graphic portrayal of Oregon dam
pened spirits at the Portland
game last weekend—or at least
a flock of very wet, and very dis
pleased Duckesses. The pix is
commendable inasmuch as one
can feel that cold, wet “drizzle”
by just looking at the coeds’ ex
pressions; and that is what
makes a good photograph. Just
good old human interest by Ho
Willamette valley’s blackout
provided many good opportuni
ties for the shutter bug with
enough money to purchase infra
red film and blackout bulbs. The
results will no doubt be of inter
est and amusement—not to men
tion confoosement—to many dif
ferent parties, especially those in
focus. Infra-red in itself provides
an interesting and different me
dia for landscapes, the sky being
held back while buildings, trees
and foreground objects are
filmed in startling whites.
The use of filters will help pro
duce some of these effects with
ordinary ortho and panchromatic
films, not so much so but they
do help bring out the clouds. And
brother, we’ve got them—a solid
mass at present.
Keep that lens dry.