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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1942)
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, holidays and final
examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
RAY SCHRICK, Editor; BETTY BIGGS SCHRICK, Business Mgr.
Dune Wimpress, Managing Editor Jack Billing’s, News Editor
Ted Bush, Associate Editor John Mathews, Associate Editor
1941 Member 1942
Associated Golle6iate Press
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Marge Major, Women’s Editor
Mildred Wilson, Feature Editor
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Joan Dolph, Marjorie Young,
Assistant News Editors
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summer long the rush chairmen worked and wor
ried. They talked house to the rushees almost as confi
dently as ever. They hoped and spoke optimism, but when
rush meetings rolled around they knew their lot would be
slim in pickings. It had to be. This was a war year.
When the sudden end of summer came, they rushed to
the campus to count cards, dollars, and old members. The
first surprise was a homecoming discovery: In near all cases
a larger number of “old hands” were back than they expected.
Their second surprise: More men were down to go through
rush week than in 1941.
Yesterday full force broke on the fraternity scene when
four days of rushing saw 54 more men pledged this year than
last. It was more than the best had hoped.
The story had its other side, too. It completed the para
dox, and it took the coeds to do it. Surprisingly, the rush
leaders saw the as yet undraftable women pledge 15 less
rushees than for 1941. They had a larger number to draw
from. They took fewer.
The dean of women's office reported one of the “scanning
est” rush weeks in history. For grades. For high school rec
ords. For more and more background. The office put a spe
cial worker on payrolls to handle the fact seekers. One house
threatened to pledge no girl with a high school grade rating
lower than seven.
Men’s houses pledged an average of almost 18 men each.
The women drew an average slightly over 16 coeds to each
All day the horn blasts and yells greeted new members.
For one house a horse-drawn wagon replaced cars to cart
pledges around the campus—the war-time touch. The rush
was over. This was the shout of relief. Evening came, and so
did sleep, the first good rest in four days of rush.
'WateA. M QoM...
■yyATKR again is skimming along between the grassy
banks of the millrace. The fresh, swelling stream has
hidden the ugly mud slough that has lain at the foot of the
campus since the Christmas floods of last year. From the
fraternities and sororities lining the near-legendary race comes
many a shout of glee, for the waters started rising with the
opening of rush week, and even the hill houses are trekking
race-ward, canoe money in their jeans. And freshman and
senior are picturing the broad, green sweep that is the campus
.Hut perhaps more deeply felt than any of these manifes
tations is the feeling, permanent and strong in every true
Webfoot, that Oregon is once again the real Oregon, the
Oregon of song and memory, for there is no tradition, no
habit, no custom more inseparable from the University than
'I'Uhute in a (loam...
^JREATEST tribute to the late Ethel R. Sawver lies not
in words, but in a room 90 by 30 feet. It is a house of
many mansions built by the jovial, gray-haired librarian in
five years of work at the University.
The room is everything a student would ask of home. As
Willis Warren, head librarian says, “Miss Sawyer's interest
and foresight did it."
* * *
'J^'HE bubbling energy, clever remarks extremely apropos,
and high culture which were Miss Sawyer's life still are
* stamped on the shelves though she is gone.
Miss Sawyer’s 90 by 30 feet were the Browsing room.
New librarians will come, but the name and room stand last
ing tribute to her work.
By LOIMAE RODENBOUGH
About Face .. .
Coeds will all but shoulder arms
with men in a new training pro
gram at the University of In
diana. Designed to furnish ad
vanced information on various
military subjects to women who
want to join the W.A.T.C., cor
responding with H.O.T.C., the
training will be under the super
vision of the department of mil
itary science and tactics.
No Victory—Until . . .
Portland’s Victory Bell built
by the engineers last year has
been silenced for the duration.
The Rev. Charles C. Miltner,
C.S.C., supervised the removal of
the clapper and in commenting
on the ceremony said, “There can
be no real victories until our boys
return victorious to their homes.’’
The Beacon, Portland
Columbia university sopho
mores studying humanities are
permitted to don earphones to
listen to musical recordings While
they learn their lessons.
•—The Utah Chronicle
The sunny south has at last
recognized the bay regions’ nat
ural attributes. Uor nearly two
hours recently the entire west
side of San Diego was enveloped
by a man-made fog which was
designed to obliterate entire cit
ies from the air.
The “fog” comes from white
chemical smoke sent up from
hundreds of flame pots spotted
throughout vital areas. Planes
flying overhead were not visible
through the fog and the pilots
noted they could see very little.
•—The Daily Californian
Alexander Woollcott was near
ly voted out of his fraternity be
cause he insisted on wearing a
red fez around the house.
In the Mood ...
Thousands of music-lovers in
colleges throughout the country
that Glenn Miller’s orchestra has
passed on to the Valhalla of
Miller, impressarie of the Lit
I MoilUvUf Sa&ieds
By J. SPENCER MILLER
THE LULL BEFORE THE STORM ... If any words
characterize the look o fthe Webfoot campus this last week,
they are these prophetic ones. Practically all the men are
back (those that couldn’t make reserves are 4-F and the rest
are too young). But we are on short furlough before march
ing off to the more serious things at hand.
As for Duck-tivities this summer . . .
How Times Change . . .
Yosuke Matsuoka, former Jap
anese minister, issued a plea that
the young people of both Ameri
ca and Japan “cooperate more
closely to the common interests
of peace” in a page one inter
view writter by Jasper (Jack) N.
Bellinger, ’34, for the April 8,
Author Bellinger, since gradu
ation an employee of the Japan
Times Advertiser, recently re
turned to the United States on
the international exchange ship
Gripsholm, after he was slapped,
kicked, and generally brow-beat
en by Japanese authorities.
“Whoever, either among Jap
anese or among Americans,
dares to create misunderstanding
or misapprehension between the
two great nations facing each
other across the Pacific is com
mitting an unpardonable crime
against humanity,” Matsuoka
told Bellinger in the 1933 inter
view. “We must not do or say
anything that will hinder the
program of this endeavor to cre
ate the new Pacific civilization.”
Bellingfci returns from Japan
nine years later a sadder, thin
ner, and wiser man.
Not Without Reason
Greater festivals of the church
were written in red ink in old
manuscripts to distinguish them
from the lesser festivals, written
in black. This gave rise to the
term Red Letter Day which now
signifies an outstanding or for
tie Brown Jug, the Anvil Cho
rus, and Kalamazoo and Chat
tanooga symphonies, shortly will
join the army as a captain in the
specialists corps. His orchestra
now is disbanding.
—California Daily Bruin
Qteetb Neut BUuHentl
To you freshmen, we give a
hearvy welcome. Undoubtedly
you have already lost that slight
feeling of insecurity that comes
with entering college, and are
rapidly becoming accustomed to
the informal friendliness which
is so apparent here at Oregon.
We are proud of you, because we
feel your freshness will give new
vitality to Oregon spirit of which
we are indeed proud.
Another great year enferges
upon us, and new problems are
facing us. We all realize that it
will be necessary for us to for
sake some of the things which
have made the past so colorful,
but nevertheless this year will
be equally enjoyable. We have
successfully met the problem of
enrollm'ent which proves that we
will be able to meet those new
problems that face us, and make
a greater year for Oregon.
Then there are students who
are more disappointed than glad
that the dimout rule doesn't ap
ply to Eugene.
> . . his is the message to in
coming men and women.
pnysics nave sioweu uown ex
tracurricular activities on the
campus to a slow crawl this sum
mer—former smoothstones and
operators spending their Satur
day nights wrapped around a
Pi Phi Winnifred Wilkelan
married to Beta Jim Buell a c^^
pie of months ago—they are liv
ing in Oakland . . . Babs Read of
of the sun-washed Fees is wed
to Phi Delt Knox Parker in the
Air Corps. This is sudden as she
was engaged to Beta Don Turner
at the beginning of spring term—
and went with Lee Spitzer after
that broke up . . . Kappa Alysone
Wales had lots of fun, this
summer with San Jose’s Roa
Hadley . . . Dave Holmes and
Walt Kresse went to Balboa Isle,
Cal., to visit PDT brother Bud
Steele—took two looks at the
female pulchritude and stayed all
summer. . . .
War Bonds Honor Roll . . .
Lee Flatberg, Emerald sports ed„
who was rejected by the army,
put $4,000 in War Bonds—doing
his part . . . Theta Edie Onthait^
getting daily victory letters fro®
Hugh Collins in Australia, is put
ting all her salarv as Eugene
playground instructor into War
Bonds . . . Plenty of other Web
foots could take a hint from these
two . . . Pee Adele Canada is en
gaged . . . Aldine Hates was mar
ried in Las Vegas, Nevada to a
lad from Seattle . . . Canard’s
Jackson Billings, the bouncing
Emerald news editor, fell 16 feet
on his head, working on Swan Is
land, so he decided he wasn’t cut
out for manual labor . . .
There are plenty of gals that
aren't coming back to school—
especially Alpha Fees and Gam
ma Phis—but OSC is due to send
over a large contingent, on ac
count of the close proximity of
the “Farm” to the soldiers new
cantonment . . . Delt Dave Zil^fe
and Kay Korn are approachi^^
“that” stage . . . Suzie’s Jean
Phillips, who we think is the best
looking girl on the campus along
with her four-point, has been
holding down.a Portland office
• . . metaz gem ircm Hawaii,
Terry Watson has been the re
cipient of much attention from
ASUO President Les Anderson,
who received his pin back this
summer from Kappa Peggy
Johnston by registered mail.
SAE Jim Marnie put his pin on
KKG Janie Williams before leav
ing for Med school in Philadel
phia . . . Plenty of Ducks at work
in Washington . . . Theta Janet
Morris, Figee Neal Farnham, Pi
Phi Peggy Forney, Phi Delt
Hugh McMinnamum, and a host
of others. Dotty Green, Loi^
Spanioi, and Alice Trullinger
ly (wife of Lt. Maury Kelly, SAE,
41, now bound for ‘destination
unknown.') have been ever ready
to help the boys with math, phy
sics, or bridge. Greer’s theme
song is getting to be “Happy
Day(s) are Here Again.” She had
his Phi Delt pin for a day this
summer. That was, this sum
mer.Demure little Miss
Spanioi has been spending most
of her time writing Tom “Rim
rock” Oxman in Idaho . . . Jack
Lansing and Lou, the Torg, are
now in Fort Sill, Okla, and Fort
Wall, Texas Army khaki ....
Kappa Sig Bill Rapson has taken
to caveman tactics as a last r^^fc
sort with “Shoil, the Poil” Grav<^
ly. They went a good ten rounds
in fxTint of the KS house the other
day. . .