Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 21, 1942, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon W Emerald
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
class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
HELEN ANGELL, Editor FRED O. MAY; Business Manager
Associate Editors: Hal Olney, Fritz Timmen
Ray Schrick, Managing Editor
Bob Frazier, News Editor
Betty Jane Biggs, Advertising Manager
Elizabeth Edmunds, National Advertising Manager
Helen Kaytmrn, layout Manager
Helen Flynn, Office Manager
Lois Clause, Circulation Manager
Jonathan Kahanantii, Lee Flatberg,
Co-Sports Editors
Corrine Nelson, Mildred Wilson,
Co-Women's Editors
Herb Fenny, Assistant managing muw
Joanne Nichols, Assistant News Editor
Mary Wolf, Exchange Editor
Represented for national advertising b? RATIONAL ADVEICHSING SERVICE,
INC., college publishers’ representative, 420 Madison Ave., .Ncwl ork Chicago Boston
-San Francisco—Portland and Seattle.
Los Angeles
Two Names Removed...
A janitor had an extra job to do on the Emerald yesterday.
Coming into the basement of the journalism building,
where liveth the Emerald, lie moved to the first Emerald dooi
on his right, and deftly removed the letters of “ Associate Editor
Hal Olney” from the frosted glass pane of the editor’s office.
Moving on down the building, he crossed the hall, to take
the title “Bob Frazier, news editor” from the managing
editor’s office door.
The war hit the Emerald twice last week, and the loss of
both these men will be felt keenly. Last night, in its usual
hilarious manner, the Emerald’s official “Three o Clock club
said a farewell in its usual inimitable way by issuing special
editions of their own private weekly newspaper in honor of
these two shack favorites.
# # # #
T>OB Frazier, who during fall and half of winter term served
as news editor of the daily, left the saff earlier in the
week to take an excellent position on the Eugene Daily News.
The step was liyule because of financial reverses. Bob has
earned the respect of his reporters, his colleagues, and his
professors for his flashy writing, his calmness in a situation,
his unusually broad background of information, his coopera
tive attitude, and his pleasant, unassuming personality.
Hal Olney is an Emerald institution. He has seen five editors
come and go in the narrow office of the journalism shack, and
has dabbled in every phase of the newspaper’s publication.
Copy desk, night staff, reporting—he worked in all of them,
lie served as associate editor last year, and was reappointed
to the editorial writing capacity again this year. A man of
convictions, he is the shack's most spontaneous debater, will
ing to argue on any and all subjects. Friendly object of many
staff jokes, he is a true representation of that “ Emerald spirit
which is best typified by an inability to avoid spending every
waking moment in the shack. Uncle Sam will hand him an
army uniform next Thursday.
npiIE contributions of both these men toward making the
Emerald one of the best college dailies in the United States
cannot be estimated in words. Their spirit and true interest
in journalism will remain with the Emerald staff long after
their names are removed from the doors.
Educated Soldiers...
JIT'S an ill wind that doesn't blow some good, and even Uni
versity draftees are coming into their own with plans re
leased by the state board of higher education. The potential
selectee need feel no fear as exam week and his draft number
seem to approach rapidly toward the same point at the same
time. Plans now in operation provide that any student who
must leave the University to join the army may receive full
credit on all subjects in which he has a “C" or better average.
No actual grade is given, no final required, but the hours and
subjects are added to the person’s record to count toward
ultimate graduation. A substitute plan allows the draftee a
rebate of $29 on his registration payments, if he prefers the
money to the credit.
# * # *
STUDENTS of today, looking ominously toward the draft
which needs come tomorrow, can find a comforting solace
in tins offer. For though they are glad to do all they can for
armed forces, ‘hey would feel especially the evil effects of
leaving school with only a short week or two or three, before
final exams could give them the fruits of a full term’s work.
Although the plan has only been in operation since February
17. many men are already taking advantage of the offer. Edu
cational leaders who planned the move showed special fore
sight and concern for the student problem when they drafted
such a proposal.—R.J.S.
America’s newest and strongest ’ war-cry is another out
growth of the Pearl Harbor attack. ‘ Praise the Lord and pass
the ammunition,” statement by the Pearl llarbor navy chap
lain, is the victory slogan of today.
Alice Bloodworth comes down
for a weekend wearing her Pi Phi
pledge pin and goes home with
“a something new has been add
ed” feeling. The addition, Boh
Sell’s ATO pin.
People we like: Muriel Ste
vens, because she’s such a good
scout. A good friend to each and
every Sigma Chi, but more so es
pecially to her steady, Maurie
So sorry we never say too much
about the Sigma Nus but since
social pro set in to plague them
’way last term they’ve been a
wee bit on the unsocial side of
A good sign that spring term
is just around the corner no mat
ter what the weather: people ask
ing about new picnic grounds.
Won’t the old ones do?
Have you ever thought you
were still seeing double on a Mon
day morning when you ran
smack-dab into the Sigma Nu
Steer twins ?
Beta Bob Duden has had a good
many girls on this campus slight
ly perturbed. He just didn’t take
girls out or so they thought, but
now the set-up has changed and
not just mildly. Heave a sigh of
relief, girls, and sit back and wait
patiently while he makes up his
Signs of to be—Spring term
devotion: Phi Del't Dave Holmes
and Phyllis Dyer. DG, and a fra
ternity brother of the former,
Tommy Kaye and Jane Williams,
KKG’s Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
This has been coming for quite
a while, but we’re still amazed
to learn that Pi Phi Lora Case
has broken up with Marvin Gorie.
Tonight’s the night we vote for
Little Colonel—wish we could
vote twice — once for brunette
Carol Ann Evans, Pi Phi candi
date, and once for blonde Jean
nette Torney, Alpha Phi same
Something horrible to look for
ward to: taking finals on Friday
the thirteenth.
Posted on the Emerald bulletin
board—a poem to end all Har
mon’s little ditties and if it does
n’t succeed, we’ll all keep trying.
Pansies are purple,
Roses are pink,
Harmon’s a poet,
We don’t think.
/J Mew Voice Sfiechi
The Question Mark of France
(Editor’s note: The following guest column on international af
fairs is written by Milton Small, senior history major, and member
of Phi Beta Kappa.)
In the midst of such increasingly familiar names as Bataan,
Macassar, Batavia, Smolensk, and many others of equal pre-war
obscurity, there is a tendency to forget the potential importance of
a once great country, now a victim of German militarism. That
country, is France.
The greatest question mark of the Vichy regime at the present
moment is: What will be the fate of the French navy? That is a
question that Sumner Welles,
Adolf Hitler, Marshal Petain,
and the rest of the world are try
ing to answer, each in his own
Let us consider the possibili
ties: 1. The navy remains in Tou
lon as a non-belligerent unit. 2.
France turns over her navy to
the Allies. 3. France turns over
her navy to the Axis. At the
present time, Allied diplomatic
strategy is seeking to make the
firsc hypothesis a reality—to in
sure French non-belligerency. Of
course, the second would be pref
erable, but even the most opti
mistic observer could hardly hope
for so much from the puppet
Vichy regime.
The third possibility is becom
ing too real for comfort. Berlin
is using heavy pressure to con
vince Petain of the wisdom of
further collaboration — which
means turning over the fleet.
Since a two-ocean war has di
vided the Allied navies, and since
the Far Eastern waters are be
ing pretty thoroughly dominated
by the Japanese, the danger of
an augmented German navy be
comes every day more real.
Dover Gray Hairs
It became altogether too real
when, on a recent Friday 13, the
world received the news that
three German ships had evaded
the British Dover straits fleet, to
come to port in Helgoland. Al
though Churchill claims the Na
zis did not better their situation
by this daring move—in fact,
quite to the contrary—it is hard
to believe that even Hitler would
choose to risk the safety of three
valuable ships just to prove it
could be done. It is apparent that
Churchill has not adequateely ex
plained it to the House of Com
mons, either.
Between powerful pressure ex
erted on the one side by Wash
ington and on the other by Ber
lin, Petain will have to make the
final decision as to the future of
his feet. His answer may change
the course of the war, in the At
lantic, in Libya, in France it
self. Whenever the answer is
given, it will be important; it
will probably be given soon.
9*t the. Mail feat}.
To the Editor:
So at last the university has
come to emulating our cousins
at Cornvalley.
The reference is to the corsage
ban for the military ball. The
committee heads who dreamed
that one up out of their opium
pipes must be on the “cheap”
side to have imposed such an as
inine regulation upon the aver
age university student and ex
pect him to comply.
The excuse given for such a
decree is in itself an absurdity.
True there are more vital things
to purchase than flowers—de
fense stamps, for instance—but
will the ban accomplish the pur
pose ? Perhaps, but for the ma
jority it will mean that instead
of the fellows paying that extra
little bit of sentimental tribute
to the girl with whom he is go
ing by buying a corsage he will
have an extra dollar and a half
or two to spend for less worth
while purposes.
As a matter of fact the girl
that is without a corsage will in
all probability be the exception.
And just how will that make the
word-of-the-letter-follower feel ?
In the discussion of the question
with a number of other men go
ing to the ball, they indicate that
they intend to disregard the re
quest and send corsages to their
A few feel that a formal date
isn’t complete without a floral
remembrance of some sort and
if they don’t get a corsage they
will send a dozen roses or some
other appropriate token of their
Certainly, the flower ban will
be regarded as a tactical blunder
on the part of the ball commit
tee as bad as the fall of Singa
—Don D.
Since 1696, Harvard university
has offered a $500 scholarship for
an Englishman or Indian from
"Petaquamscot in the Narrangan
sett country otherwise called
"King's Province.”
Sam fjQJi
Get with Ballin’ the Jack to
night Sid. Nothing but solid gold
braid and solid murder with that
moosic. The take goes to aid
enfeebled seniors with less rocks,
and also for bonds for the Blade.
Ken Christianson says it’ll be a
real nice get-together, soi;ta like
the annual 145th area coiigregar=~
tional choich taffy pull. ’Cept no
taffy, just taffyta.
In the Big Field
In case any assorted cats have
been losing sleep over whether
the name orlc biggies have to
wear the Times edit page neath
their instep, we shall now make
with the larger digits. Jimmy
Dorsey ork snared $350,000 for
work in “Fleet’s In,” which is a
magic lantern thing made by the
RKO colored slide people.
This figger ain’t grease, but
dig this Harry, J. D. personally
netted, minus union dues (very
funny joke), mgr.’s salary (-ha
ha), and side men gravy (I’m
knocking myself out), a frigid
eighty-five thousand nails, the
round silver-coated kind. Eberle
and O’Connell, male chirp and
fern chick with said band, also
got a big fat group of stones
running like ten thousand apiece.
Wanna Buy a Band?
But the killer of all time is
when Clyde McCoy of the “who
the hell gave HIM a mute to
play with” McCoys, walks into a
Defense Bond hangout in Mil
waukee with intentions of piling
a little scratch under Sam’s wjijs
kers. So corny is walking up to
yea counter while asking George
R. Snag, local clerk, “What de
nominations can I buy into,
Jack? For I am ready.” So, the
desk jerk, being in a clowning
mood (best East Brain manner),
is saying, “Heyuck, heyuck, way
ull, I can fix you up with about
seventy five thousand dollars
worth, heyuck, heyuck” (enor
mously satisfied with self over
large joke). So our blond
friend Mac is making with,
“Fine, I am ready Harry, so make
with the bond.” So this character
is pulling himself from the floor
and watching with those glazed
optics, the writing of a non-cla*»
tic check for $53,675. Which goes
to show you that Croesus didn’t
really die kiddies. They could
kill this hyar ol’ body but his soul
went a marchin right on, and be
came trasmuted into Clyde’s.
Late Per Maybe
There is an extremely fine deal
coming up next Wednesday night
at the Wintergarden in town. It
is the annual Musicians’ Benefit
Ball, which is given to raise
green to care for Eugene musi
cians who are no longer able to
play for a living, due to illness,
and to furnish a grant for the
relatives and dependents of de
ceased members of this local. The
event only goes to emphasize
more graphically than ever be
fore, just how the musicians ob~
our country do care for their own,
besides giving their share of sup
port to other worthy causes.
The deal will start at 8:30 and
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