Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 29, 1941, Page 2, Image 2

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    Page 2 DAILY EMERALD Saturday, November 29, 1941
Feathers and Fur...
^^CCOIIDING to the records, there’ll be 22 college pigskin
experts fighting with everything they’ve got to win to
day’s football classic. But ask any one of those 21,000 cheer
ing, hat-pushing, liair-tearing, half-crazed fans who troop into'
Hayward field this afternoon, and they’ll tell you that they
battled just as hard as the bruised and bungled men on the
Today’s game is the crux of the 1941 Homecoming. There
could be no better way possible for University of Oregon un
dergraduates to give the “old gang” a glimpse into the care
free college life of their past than to let them lose themselves
in the fury, the gaiety, the jubilation and frozen noses that a
Bose Bowl-conscious mingling of Duck feather and Beaver
fur can provide.
JpOR the world may be on the brink of making a fool of it
self, next year’s taxes may be bigger than a man’s income,
and the wife may not be speaking . . . but at two o’clock today
in Hayward field, no one will care as he lets thousands of
frantically waving pompoms of orange and black and green
and yellow shadow the trials and tribulations of the every
day world.
It will be a fight to the last man, with Washington-battered
Webfoots and Bowl-covetous Staters putting all their blue
chips on the table for victory.
For three thrilling, screaming, hilariofus, perhaps heart
rending hours this afternoon, 21,000 Oregonians will tell Hit
ler lo go stick his head in a rain barrel.
gECAUSK he passed the test of a true scholar, that of put
ting educational issues ahead of personal prejudices, Dr.
Donald M. Erb was named this week Eugene’s first citizen
of 1941.
A man cannOI be named a first citizen of a city simply be
cause he made a successful fight for a science school for his
University. Dr. Erb is a popular and interested citizen of Eu
gene as well, and it is another tribute to his record here that
local citizens, as well as his students, salute his contribution
to community life.
It is fitting that at Homecoming time returning alumni
have a chance to see their University growing, under the tute
lage of a President who has earned the respect of his com
munity as well as his school.
The Acid Test...
T J K CAME, he saw, he conquered.
With debonaire ease, facile wit, and complete good
sportsmanship, he turned what might have been an embar
rassing, face-losing experience into superb victory. And he
left with the sincere respect of friend and foe.
For he fulfilled his bargain. lie came out on the losing end of
a political bet and gallantly he paid the winner. With sly
humor, he poked fun at his opponents and himself alike. Ilis
sarcasm produced peals of delighted laughter—and perhaps
made his political opponents squirm just a little bit, even if
it was good-humored fun-poking.
* * * #
J_JE liEFERREl) to himself as an independent, he wise
cracked, and he rose to a ludicrous climax with, “We are
not only interested in annihilating the membership of TNE,
but more importantly the boys of OAC." And then he was
through. But he could not resist the temptation for one more
jest, th.is time at his own expense. As he stepped from his
“soapbox,'' he quipped wryly, “I was very glad to see so
many bright and shining young faces out to see me make a fool
of myself."
He came, he saw, he conquered.
For he was a good sport. Hats off to you, Lou. IT. 0.
While some 3500 Webfoots and
alums arise this morning with
only one real thought running
around in their cranium-cavities,
the startling front page of to
day’s issue, and probably all this
and heaven, too, will pass clear
from any mental absorption.
So we can afford to be starry
eyed ourselves. Like this item
which we picked up Thursday
night. The Oregon Victory bell,
supposedly stolen by Oregon Stat
ers, really is on our campus.
Planned carefully as a ruse or gag,
the bell will probably make its
first public appearance in four
weeks at the game. Let’s hope we
can ring it in front of the OSCads!
The group which took the bell
even went so far as to send the
Emerald a letter, postmarked
from Corvallis, with an incendiary
note inside. Of late, we haven’t
seen the bell, but good authority
says it IS on the campus, that it
v/ill ring out today.
* *
CINEMATICS: After Wednes
day’s blunder into the pre-med
film, “The Muscles of the Throat
and Larynx,’’ we finally saw a
real picture yesterday. At a spe
cial preview showing, a stirring
picture of Maxwell Anderson’s
“Journey to Jerusalem” was
screened for a picked audience.
The reaction was most favorable.
Slated to be shown to the Uni
versity as a whole December 3 and
4, the feature is in sound, and was
filmed directly from the New York
stage during its record run. The
dramatic settings heighten the
tenseness of the film greatly, cap
ture the excitement of an actual
stage performance. The entire
screening takes 30 minutes.
* * :»
ING is more than just a week
end . . . there was the alum that
stepped off the train yesterday
noon, flipped his hat back on his
head, rolled his pants cuffs up one
notch and hailed a taxi... the glee
ful, hungry looks of the Steve
Worth clan of ISA’s, rubbing their
hands together and licking their
lips during Torgeson’s speech. “We
got him! We got him!” they
chanted . .. the freshman’s mother
from California viewing her first
Homecoming sign with “but what
does it all mean?” . . . the house
signs seem to get bigger and big
ger each year; in fact, they can
hardly be called signs any more
’cause they have run afoul of the
original plans of years back. But,
too, mebbe it is for the best. Some
of the houses look better with their
facades covered . . . what we need
are more and more informal pro
grams like the one presented at
the Igloo last night. With the stu
dent talent that we have around,
our assemblies could be pepped up
. . . strange assortment, those pa
jama tops at the rally . . . remind
ful of an international settlement
or a thousand and one nights . . .
or even one thousand and two
nights. Who knows? And as a
last-minute item, we finally made
our mind just what the difference
is between a band and an orches
tra: the band walks, the orchestra
An oyster met an oyster
And they were oysters two;
Two oysters met two others
And they were oysters, too.
Four oysters met a pint of milk
And they were oyster stew.
* * *
And just as we went to one of
the campus eateries for a coke,
an alum thumped his fist on the
counter. "This coffee tastes like
mud!" he shouted. “That's funny,"
said the soda-jerker. “It was
ground this morning.”
9trl P&itible
'Union Now’ Takes Shape
The visit of George Heilyer, regional representative of the Unioi
Now movement, to the campus, stimulates more thought on thi
proposal he is defending. The point about it we wish to make i<
that Union Now is not just a beautiful vision, but is shaping int(
something both PRACTICAL AND POSSIBLE. In 1917 supporter
of the League of .[Nations iaea
seemed pretty starry-eyed, but
two years later their idea was a
reality. That its enormous po
tentialities were not exploited
else to the narrowness of cer
tain United States senators.
As more and more realize that
the curse of RAMPANT NA
TIONALISM must be removed
from the world scene to keep
western civilization from literal
ly battering itself to pieces, thou
sands are coming to see that Un
ion Now is about the most sat
isfactory plan yet advanced.
Aside from the persistence of the
isolationist attitude in part of
the nation, about the greatest ob
stacle the Union Now movement
faces is the retort of so-called
realists that, of course, the
whole thing is just a lot of ideal
ist foolishness.
They Don’t Get It
Let me quote Paul Birdsall for
a few lines: “Those who decry
idealism and justice as sentimental
and unrealistic terms in world
politics miss the point. For ideal
ism and justice are the very rudi
ments of common sense. The\
amount to a practical realizatioi
of what the traffic will reason
ably bear.” Or listen to Alber
A. Trever’s comment on the tlis
integration of Greek liberties i
the fourth century B.C. “Then a
now liberal men of internationa
vision like Isocrates pt^fche
Panhellenic peace and a sane in
ternationalism to deaf ears. The:
as now the hardheads doubtles
scoffed at them as Utopian idea
ists, and the appeal for Panhe
lenism when unheeded. Th
‘practical’ politicians persiste
in their fatal policies, until He
las was so weakened as to fa
a victim to a foreign power tin
it had scornfully dubbed ‘barba:
We could well afford to prof
by some of history’s lessons whe
we think about problems of th
kind. We have not won the we
yet, as sopae are fond of reinin'
ing us. But it’s not a bad idea t
begin thinking about what we ai
fighting this war for, and whE
we must try to accomplish if w
do win it.
Qtt&i 0*t 1^044
Yes, yes, Little Man.
“I’ll admit that I’m not very husky, and that my handshake isn
very powerful, but does that give my friends enough reason to call m
‘Little Caesar’ ?”
•* * #
No longer do you have to know the difference between Willaa&ett
park and Hendricks park. j
* j
During semi-quarterly exams three or four days will easily male
me weak. I
Every student should memorize the grade point system. G.P.A.’s o
5 are rarely given.
* * ❖
Make a big hit! Suggest choosing up sides and exchanging glances
With the
Only a limited number of shop
ping days until Christmas, so
here’s a reminder. If you have any
music-lovers on your shopping list,
buy them records for Christmas,
and order them now.
Stocks at local music shops are
bound to be limited and low at the
Christmas season, and it takes
time to order records.
For something a little different
in the way of a gift, order Brahm’s
“Alto Rhapsody”—a composition
for orchestra, chorus, and contral
to soloist. Marian Anderson does
the solo work.
There is no limit to the kind of
music to be found on records. A
glance at any record catalogue will
confirm this.
Price cannot be considered an
obstacle, as the records range from
fifty cents on up. For those with
large record collections, Gregorian
chants make a nice addition. They
can be bought singly or in an al
For the donor with a plump
pocketbook I suggest Beethoven’!
“Missa Solemnus,” a lovely masi
with chorus and violin and voca
soloists. (About $12.50.)
With more and more recor<
players being sold, records ar
coming more and more into tfr
limelight as the ideal gift. The;
last indefinitely and never ceas<
to give enjoyment.
• • •
Prof: Who was the greatest in
ventor ?
Stu: Edison, because he dreamed
up the phonograph and radio so
people would sit up all night and
use his electric light bulbs.
—Varsity News.
* * *
Men are like cellophane—trans
parent but hard to remove once
you get wrapped up in them.
I treat her gently, with loving
care, without her company life is
bare. My love for her will never
die, for darned good pipes are hard
to buy.
Idaho Trgonaut.
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