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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 Billings, News Editor
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1941 Member 1942
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therefore suppress it, the believers in democracy also regard
the freedom of press as a nuisance and thank God they have
so glorious a nuisance.”-^-Lin Yutang.
Watch ^hoAe SluxUawA,. . .
J1‘ it is true that great events cast their shadows before
them, shadows now are being cast in direction of the stu
dent government setup on the University campus.
Last spring the executive council, without a huge fanfare
of publicity, started looking over a tentative constitution for
the ASUO to replace and modernize the present tangle of
by-laws, constitutions, and legislative action under which
the ASUO now acts.
After weeks of discussion, the tentative constitution was
in fine enough fettle to be presented to Dr. Krb for his ap
proval and suggestions.
'J'MIIS stimulated a series of meetings between Dr. Erb and
some of the members of the executive council that had
been working on the program during spring term. During
these meetings, it became evident that the students and the
faculty do not agree in some cases on matters of policy. To
bring all the student grievances out in the open, Dr. Erb ap
pointed a committee, composed of Dick Williams, educa
tional activities manager, Les Anderson, student body presi
dent, and Wes Sullivan, senior class representative on the
executive council, to draw up a letter which would make
these points of difference more specific.
'X'llI- ,otUT outlining the problems and their proposed solu
tions from the point of view of the students was sub
mitted to Dr. Erb a few weeks before the beginning of school.
In the pre-rush period more meetings were held at which
tentative decisions were made concerning these problems. In
the near future, a letter embodying these decisions will be
presented to the educational activities board for its approval.
With these grievances out of the way, discussions was re
opened on the constitution itself, and within a few weeks that
.too should be tentatively settled.
T. hat is the story to date watch those shadows deepen.
tyacituj, J.lie fyactl. . .
QURS is a great responsibility. During this next year_a
war year—we who will have the privilege of attending
the University, or any university, should stop before we ap
proach-the registrar s desk to evaluate our motives and to try
to visualize our aims.
Some students will be training directlv for various
branches of the service. They must realize that thev must
do more than just study. They must learn.
To the student who prepares for the service, his aim is
tangible, ever present before him, but we who are not en
tering these specialized fields, the average year-to-vear stu
dent, must realize that we too have an added responsibilitv.
We have been granted an education. Therefore it is our
responsibility to use that education to think out the prob
lems of today.
* * *
'T'HIS is not an easy aim to fulfill.
A campus is a more or less isolated communitv. The
round of campus life can altogether too easilv take one’s mind
oil" the war and the problems his nation faces.
If we can use our education to analyze clearlv the prob
lems that are to come; if we can keep those problems before
is, and if we can at the University of Oregon prepare our
selves to better aid in the war effort when it comes our time
to serve, we can sav that we have lived up to the responsi
bilities of the American college student in the vear 1942-43.
—J. w. s.
At SecxMidl Qlance
By TED HARMON
NEWTON WAS RIGHT!
Here’s an ode
to a strapless gown;
What goes up
must come down.
With McArthur court bulging this morning with the trials
and tribulations of registration, fall term officially opens
with a bang as well as a checkbook. Gone far into memory
are the record-breaking pledge classes, the “Strip Polka,” Cal
ifornia limousines and the life of a collegiate Riley.
By ROY NELSON
A fellow stopped me on the
campus the other day and asked
me where Johnson hall was. Be
ing but a sophomore I stopped a
moment to think. Then I got up.
"Johnson hall?” I asked.
"Thanks,” he said, and left.
Student and More
The place is over run with
freshmen and new students.
There are many interesting pledg
Gamma Phi’s Shirley Casebeer,
who is a transfer from St. H.
hall where she ran the yearbook,
in high school days steadied with
Beta Don Mayne . . . the Phi
Delts have a Bob Hope . . . Al
pha Chi O’s Lois McConkey was
a celebrated tap-dancer at gram
mar school . . . the same housee
has pledged Pat Ring, Jeff high
Rose princess of the year before
last . . . Sigma Chi’s Hal Abel
sen was once named “most hand
some physique” by a high school
Canard’s Dan Mindolovich, who
came down to school to learn
how to spell his last name,
claims to have the autograph of
a gent who didn’t work in the
shipyards last summer.
The Oregana editorial office
has moved from its site in Mc
Arthur court to suite in the
journalism building—on the sec
j Cars on Way Out?
President Erb’s request that
cars be left at home this year
hardly seemed to take effect.
There’s more cars on the campus
this year than you can shake a
rubber tire at. In his column a
few days back, Winchell men
tioned something about a rumor
about a possibility that maybe
there was a chance that the gov
ernment was considering the
probability of buying up all cars
older than ’35s, perhaps.
A campus without cars would
look like a Phi Delt without a
rubber band fastened from his
slacks to his shirt. But it might
happen. Things change.
I remember how we used to
build up the merits of the Finnish
soldiers and tear down that of
the Reds’. Now it’s quite the op
posite. And I read an account in
the paper the other day of how
a woman was arrested for preach
ing anti-communism and “tear
ing down soldiers’ morale.”
Even though Sisie and Buz
zie hate it, too, war-time college
will be emphasized with more
hard work, more concentrated
study, and gym classes every
day, instead of the usual three
times-a-week. At any rate, we’re
bound to be a leaner bunch.
Being inevitable as a Pi Phi,
Rush Week didn’t pass without
incidents and mixups. F’s in
stance, there were two freshman
girls who insisted that Oregon
had a sorority with the moniker
of Alpha Delt (meaning, of
course, ADPi), and the anxiety
of the Thetaz who found out
whom they had pledged when the
baggage of theirs-to-be arrived
some hours before any of the
girls. Instead of throwing their
arms about the new members,
who weren’t there, the KATs em
braced the luggage, screamed
s,nd squealed as they read each
new name on the luggage tags.
And while we imagine that the
Betas made Dale Carnegie’s best
seller required reading for all
of their members during the
summer, the Tri-Delts, Alpha
Phis, Gamma Phis, Alpha Chis
and Thetaz are bound to raise
MUTTERINGS AT MID
NIGHT: Newest polka to hit
wax disks is the “Bubble Dancer
Polka’’ which sounds amazingly
similar to the episodes of the
“Strip Polka’s” Queenie . . . the
air-raid lookout station, once
atop the library, is now squat
ting informally on the edge of
the Uni-High’s practice field . . .
gay, sprightly Norma Trevar
row is back after a summer of
volunteer defense work and ac
quiring a deep California tan . . .
the eleven o'clock curfew for
rushees stopped many from see
ing the “Rendezvous With Death”
floorshow at a local nitespot . . .
Philanthropic Dottie Horn is giv
ing away knives, especially de
signed to sink in between the
shoulder blades . . . Looks like
Harry James and trumpet will
be hitting Portland soon, along
with some 20,000 defense workers
. . . One of the most subtle and
irritating remarks at the pledge
dance came from two girls.
Said one, “She's positively liq
uid!” The other one smiled,
ftodded and whispered, “Drip?”
. . . Best-bet for social chairmen:
secure “Cow-Cow Boogie,” new
disk sensation . . . No one can
tell us that there’s a priority
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... I have been here nearly
three weeks now (Santa Ana
Army air base). The first part of
last week I was classified as a
pilot and transferred to a pilot
squadron. Kahananui is in the
same squadron with me, in fact
we sleep in bed next to each oth
er in our tent.
We have all our uniforms now
and feel like real soldiers. I real
ize classes start at Oregon next
Monday, but I don’t feel too bad
about it all. I actually like it
pretty well here by now and am
anxious to get out to primary
flight training. We have from
seven to nine weeks of school
here before we are sent out to
(Bishop, editor of the 1941 and
1942 Oreganas has been in army
air corps training fcr three
weeks. Letters from him and oth
er recent Oregon alumni will be
relayed to readers as they ar
Men Are Not
By DON TREADGOLD
Mast of us men students know
we remain in school only because
of the simple fact that the war
situation is not getting- much
worse right now. Since that is
so, it might be worthwhile to tia^
a look into the crystal ball IV
try to estimate how long it will
be before the need for men be
It is not hard to see that the
lives of Oregon students, in this
respect, will be vitally affected
by such remote events as the
fighting in Stalingrad and the
Solomons. How long is the war
to last? Will it get worse before
it gets better ? Probably.
Do We Lose?
Some say we are losing the
war. It would be more accurate
to say that we have not begun
to win it anywhere as yet. Yet
tomorrow the British may in
vade Norway, Italy, or France.
Tomorrow Gen. Alexander might
start to wipe out Rommel’s army
in Egypt. Tomorrow the Rus
sions might start a real counter-^
drive. Tomorrow England migl^B
give India her independence. To
morrow the Allied Air Forces
might begin to reduce Germany’s
industrial areas to rubble, one by
Tomorrow all these things
might happen. Probably none of
them will, right away. But until
some of these happenings do ap
pear in the headlines, no one
should take any bets on the dura
tion of the war.
When will they need men? A
good guess might be January,
when the elections are safely
over. Drafting five million men—
especially married men and boys
—cannot be too popular at any
time, when the need' for them is
not clearly explained.
Why does the country need ter^^
million men? Something mor^
than tiddledy-winks is in store
for them, it is certain. We can
only guess at the decision of the
general staffs as to that. They
may have decided it is necessary
to invade Germany and Japan by
land, and that we cannot avoid
taking four or five million cas
ualties. They may plan to under
take a real air offensive against
Germany, keeping these massive
armies only as a reserve in case
1943 the End?
Will the war end in 1943? No
one can say. If Russia can hold
the Baku oil fields, keep her
armies from being split in two at
Astrakhan, and withstand an at
tack by Japan at the same time
—if China can keep fighting—if
India can somehow resist th<g
Japs—the war might end in eu
year. The wiseacres say five
years. Yet when the Axis really
starts falling apart, it will prob
ably fall fast.
However, it is dangerous to
hope for too much now. Remem
ber that the Solomon Islands
were the first inch of territory
yet reconquered from either Ger
many or Japan in all this war—
and they are not very large. One
might su mup in saying that the
average young man of draft age
ought not hold his breath until
the war is over, but probably will
not be a soldier all his life.
How About a Plane?
The man-hours required to
make an aircraft propeller are
more than, double that of an au