Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 04, 1942, Page 3, Image 3

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    Evil Poison Oak Plot
Warns Touch Me Not’
So you’re going on a picnic this week-end. Got the spot all
picked out—trees, shade, bubbling brook, flowers, and above
all rhus diversiloda. Then you can’t miss old Rhus Divers—
he’s every place at this time of year.
The villain of any spring day, he hides like a snake among
the grass, or sneaks out behind a tree, or stands in plain
view, his innocent demeanor belying the evil purpose of his
green leaves and mouse gray twig's. In less learned circles
Schools Seek
PE Teachers
There is a tremendous demand,
gradually increasing for the last
ten years, for teachers of phys
ical education, according to Dean
R. W. Leighton of the physical
education school. Although the
need for all teachers has grown
rapidly in recent years, calls for
instructors in physical education
far outrank demands fof teach
ers of any other subject.
Statistics contained in the 1941
report of the TJO Teacher Place
ment Service reveal that in that
year they received calls for 227
physical education teachers. Of
this number, 41 were to teach
physical education only, 69 would
handle one additional subject, and
117 were to teach two or more
subjects besides physical educa
Demand for knowledge of
physical education as a secondary
subject was greater than in any
other field, and the need for men
and women capable of handling
^athletics and physical eduction
as extra-curricular activities was
also larger than in any other ac
“The armed forces are taking
all of our I nen majors under
twenty-eight years of age,” Dean
Leighton said. Each year the de
partment normally graduates
thirty-five to forty men and wom
en, however, this year only two
men will graduate and one of
them will be called directly into
the army. Six women will also
receive their degrees this June.
Grad Now in FBI
Word has been received by the
law school office of the appoint
ment of Howard' Bobbitt, gradu
ate of ’35, as special agent in
charge of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation office in Richmond,
Ray Mize, law school graduate
of ’36, has been transferred to
the Portland FBI office. David
Silver, ’40, is also with the Port
land FBI.
Jam for Breakfast
(Continued from page tzvo)
^Ben is set to turn benedict, not
already turned. The fem is Alice
Hammond Duckworth, John’s
sis, and' a nicer sister you would
never want to have either. At
present Ben is vacationing in
pleasant anticipation.
Of great interest to all, we
know, is: Les Brown lost Abe
Most to uncle, Fatool back to
Savitt, and Butterfield tentative
ly to B G.T.D.’s disc dive drowned.
Shaw’s bride, we failed to men
tion, was Jerome Kern's daugh
ter Betty. Shaw is now vacation
ing in pleasant anticipation. Con
nie Haines left T.D. for a Holly
wood thing. Glenn Miller hired
ianother arranger, George Wil
liams, the seven thousandth. Mur
ray MacEachern, of the thirteen
^ instruments and a comb fame,
left “Pops" Whiteman to form his
own outfit. Seems he has a new
And so this week, as it must to
all men, a cessation of knocked
out ideas came to Hallock.
Rhus is known as poison oak and
is better known by his deeds.
Few Know
Few know him well by his
looks; Dr. F. P. Sipe, head of the
botany department, describes
him like this: the first spring
leaves, which haven't come out
as yet, are somewhat red. The
leaves are three lobed and exude
the non-volatile poison as does
every part of the plant that caus
es so much woe to ASUO.
The most distinctive way of
telling poison oak is not by the
leaves but by the twigs which
are a mouse color with a fine,
soft fuzz on them. Later in the
season the plant gets very gay
with fragrant white flowers
which carry the poison too.
But Find Out
And to you who swear that
“Aunt Flora doesn’t even get out
of the car and she gets poison
oak from the air” please remem
ber that to get the rash a person
has to come in contact with the
poison; though not necessarily the
plant. It can be contracted from
the clothing of a person who has
the poison on them.
For cure and treatment, Dr.
Sipe says that everyone has his
own method but he advises, first,
to confine your hiking and pic
nics to open places if you are al
lergic to the shrub and second,
for those who contact a light case
of poison oak to wash with a
strong soap and a solution of
soda and water.
But beyond that, he motions
silently to the infirmary.
National Scene Bows
(Continued from page two)
wins all the scholarships provid
ed by funds the Greeks raise, is
backward about entering campus
activities because there are no
well-defined channels by which he
may do so, while Mr. Greek, be
ing pushed by his house if he
looks promising, may find his
road much smoother.
It was emphasized that the ISA
organization is in part a product
of efforts to solve just that diffi
culty. If independent men and
women can be persuaded to avail
themselves of the facilities of the
ISA, they have here a medium by
which they may find it easier to
participate in campus affairs.
An Analogy .. *
To Labor
It is a problem somewhat sim
ilar to that of U. S. labor. A min
ority of labor is unionized, but
labor’s only major voices are
those of the AFL, CIO, and the
railway brotherhoods. Unless the
unorganized millions of laborers
are willing to enter unions, they
cannot reasonably expect to car
ry as much weight in labor af
The independent student may
choose either to remain isolated
or to attain representation
through the organization now of
fered him. Equality of opportun
ity for both Greek and barb in
campus affairs is at least in
sight. When that ideal is ap
proached, we suspect the chronic
feeling of being left holding the
sack, which now burns in the in
dependent politico or would-be
BMOC, wall tend to disappear.
Leslie Hildenbrandt, senior in
music, will teach orchestral in
struments, orchestra, and band at
Pendleton high school next year.
Col. Crissy
Due Monday
Lt. Col. John W. Crissy, for
mer assistant professor of mili
tary science and tactics at the
University, will visit the. campus
Monday, April 6, in his capacity
as Ninth corps area ROTC of
Colonel Crissy will conduct the
regular annual administrative and
training inspection of the Re
serve Officers training corps and
visit with friends in the UO
His tour of inspection includes
the colleges and universities in
the corps area having ROTC.
This inspection was made last
year by Col. D. B. Crafton, who
reviewed several basic course
Colonel Crissy was called from
the University to active duty at
Fort Lewis last winter. He has
since been assigned to ROTC du
ty with the Ninth corps area
headquarters in Fort Ogden,
Dr. Marshall
Will Visit UO
Dr. L. W. Marshall, staff mem
ber of the Massachusetts Insti
tute of Technology in Cambridge,
will be on the campus this week
to interview Dr. A. E. Caswell,
head of the physics department.
»Dr. Marshall is interviewing
him in connection with Dr. Cas
well’s recent acceptance of a po
sition at the institute. All other
faculty members who might con
tribute to the defense effort
through employment at the Mas
sachusetts Institute of Technol
ogy will be interviewed by Dr.
Dr. Caswell will work in the ra
diation laboratory of the insti
tute this summer carrying on
physical science research that
might prove useful i» prosecu
tion of the war. The nature of
the work is confidential, accord
ing to Dr. Caswell, who expects
to be at the institute for the du
ration of the emergency.
Upham University has a special
seminar in play writing.
770 Willamette. Pli. 151.
Oregon WEmerald
Herb Penny air raid warden.
Elsie Brownell
Joanne Dolph
Bob Ed wauls
Ted Goodwin
Carol Greening
Ruth Jordan
Mona MacAuley
Marjorie Major
Bette Miller
Roy Nelson
Edith Newton
Margie Robinson
Betty Ann Steven*
Janet Wagstaff
Mildred Wilson
Peggy Overland
Marjorie Young
Margaret Brooke
Ruth Kay Collins
Dorman Alford
copy ijpsk start:
Herb Penny, city editor
Barbara Younger
Margie Robinson
Carol Greening
Chuck Politz
Night Staff:
Bob Edwards, night editor
Janet Wagstaff
Advertising Staff:
Paul Thurston, day manager
Cecil Sharp
John Jensen
Lose Anything?
Try Art School
If you didn’t find your long lost
fountain pen or mitten at the
AWS auction, maybe there’s hope
for you yet. Try the art school
secretary, Mrs. Mabel Houck.
All articles found" in the art
school are turned in to Mrs.
Houck, who keeps them for a cer
tain length of time at her office
and then sends them to the lost
and found department at the de
At present Mrs. Houck has a
box of tempra colors, two wool
bandanas, a pair of gold-rimmed
glasses, a blue wool mitten, a
small mirror, two cigarette cases,
a compact, a ring, a lapel pin, a
pen top, a pocket knife, five pens,
and one pencil.
Council Head Chosen
Lee Smith, Alpha hall, was
chosen by the interdorm council
to head its group during the next
year at a meeting April 3. Other
officers chosen were Jerry Win
kler, Omega, vice-president; De
Loraine Markwardt, Susan
Campbell, secretary-treasui'er.
Dr. Erb Speaks Here
President Donald M. Erb will
speak at the monthly convoca
tion of Eugene ministers in the
study of the Baptist church at 1
1 p.m. Monday.
His subject will be “Religion in
Higher Education.”
Save Money!
Use the
Phone 3300, 354
The Yeomen potluck supper
and initiation has been postponed
until Monday, April 13, at 6 p.m.,
because of the Army Day pa
rade. The meeting' will be held
in G e r 1 i n g e r as previously
Pearl Harbor Witness
Visits Eugene Friends
Colonel Leland Hurd, graduate
of University of Oregon, and
nephew of County Judge Clinton
Hurd, stopped in Eugene Thurs
day, April 2, and visited friends
and relatives. Colonel Hurd was
in Pearl Harbor at the time of
the December 7 attack, when his
Chinese mess boy was killed dur
ing the bombing, he reported.
Colonel Hurd played football
while he was here and later dur
ing World War I, he was in the
Marines, transferring to the
Army shortly after. At present
time he is with the Army Air
Capt. Slattery in Hawaii
Capt. Eugene V. Slattery, law
school graduate of ’28, is now
working in the office of the mili
tary governor of Honolulu, ac
cording to a letter received by
Orlando J. Hollis, acting dean of
the law school.
. . . at your service for
careful protection o f
your spring' dresses.
Free Yourself From
the Annoyance of
Yourself Fitted With
Phone 330.
14 W. 8th.