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Oregon S' Emerald
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. _
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“Idleness is the Dead Sea, that swallows all vir
’VV7’HAT are we going to do about Junior Weekend?
To the average student the weekend may seem a
long way off and any decision as to what entertainment to
furnish the comers to our annual spring festivities may be
relegated to the dim recesses of the average student’s mind, at
least for the present.
But to the people who have to plan Junior Weekend, to
the people who have the job of organizing the campus activ
ities for the year, Junior Weekend is not in the far distant
future; it is right around the corner.
These people are confronted with two problems. First, can
we have a Canoe Fete; secondly, if we can not have a Canoe
Fete, what will we have?
'£'HE answer to the first problem should be apparent to
all but the flagrant optimists. With priorities on lumber
and materials it will probably be an impossible task to build
the necessary bleachers for a Canoe F'ete. This presents the
second problem, and it is still far from its decision.
The people who are faced with the immediate problem
are the members of a sub-committee of the Educational Activ
ities Board who were appointed to recommend the answer to
the two above questions at the next meeting of the Board.
The three appointed were Les Anderson, student body prexy;
Roger Dick, Junior class president, and Dick Williams, Board
rJ~'IIE subcommittee, the Board, and the Junior class want
to put on the kind of a show the students want. The only
way they can find out what you, the student, Wants is for
you to tell them.
So, if you were to take this Junior Weekend problem out
of the dim recesses of your mind, think up a really practical
idea, and write a letter to the ASUO president, the Educa
tional Activities manager, or the Junior class president, you
might be able to relieve one of the biggest headaches that
has confronted these three gentlemen in a long time.
Take off a little time and think this problem over because
after all, what ARE we going to do with Junior Weekend?
Plan jjOSi Peace, A!am
J^JANY parts of Europe today are intellectual deserts.
Not one interesting book has come out of Germany
since 1933. The same has happened in all countries conquered
by Germany. Hitler is attempting to stifle all established cul
ture. ,ln this war of ideas, faith, and convictions the Nazi
leader is straining his energies to instill his own ideas into
the youth of Europe.
In the United States of America, the schools remain open.
,Young men and women are encouraged from every side to
remain in school until their services are specifically demanded.
* * *
'JN THE melee of mobilization America is trying to think
beyond the war. During the last world conflict the imme
diate business of battle was placed before till else. Evervone
said, “There will be plenty of time to plan the peace after
The war was won. But peace slipped through the victors’
lingers, and now the war is being re-waged on a globe-en
It is up to the colleges and universities. They are islands
of comparative quiet in a world of storm. Time must be given
to military training, and physical development, but thought
must go beyond that. The post-war blueprint must be made.
The groundwork must be laid in schools where there is time
and place for thought, so that those who are actually fight
ing may find something ready to start work on when they
come back. This is a war of ideas, faith, and convictions. Now
is the time to formulate ours. —JW
By BILL LINDLEY
Question: What will the publicity man who used the
phrase “It’s Terrific,” to describe “Citizen Kane,” concoct
to describe “The Magnificent Ambersons”? Best guess is
that he’ll commit suicide.
Here is a picture which defies description, as does the
man behind the camera, Orson Welles. The boy wonder has
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. . . 0*t Peace.
By AL LARSEN
Equal rights of women consti
tute the “fifth freedom” for
which America is fighting this
war. Two looks at the present
and a glance at the past tell us
that the “equality of opportunity”
and the “equality under the law”
for which women have struggled
since the colonial days of Anne
Hutchinson will be gained in this
country, even if the first four
freedoms require more time for
For more than a century a
steadily growing women’s club
movement has given proof to
the idea that woman has recog
nized her importance in Ameri
can national life. Today more
than 100 outstanding woman’s
organizations have active social
and economic programs.
And they aren’t fooling. Their
ideas have been crystallized into
demands for legislation, some of
which are at present before con
gress in shape of the Equal
Rights amendment, asking for
legal equality with men.
World War II will give a pow
erful boost to the trend that is
releasing women from certain re
strictions of traditional obliga
tions, church, home and children,
for history is given its greatest
twdsts as necessity makes itself
Seven million women have been
directly mobilized for war serv
ice in England, and because of
the aerial nature of the war ev
ery English woman is part of the
actual war front.
Present statistics show that
America has 131 women engin
eers, over 10,000 women physi
cians, 4,000 women lawyers, and
about 423,000 women managers,
owners, and executives.
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Some war plants still refuse
to hire or train women ,and many
labor unions look upon women
as unfair competition. Union of
fices, high executive positions,
and the many all-important war
boards in our national govern
ment all have a conspicuous lack
Our women—half of the popu
lation—are demanding and get
ting a chance to do their part in
America's igravest military ef
fort. An army of 13,000,000 men
will require, according to an ac
cepted formula, eight times as
many men on the farms, in the
factory, and in transportation.
When this army has been creat
ed there will only be 52,000,000
potentially productive persons
left, only half of the number
needed. A New York City offi
citl predicts that in five years
one-half our women will be wage
earners, as compared to the pres
ent 14 per cent.
College students today are two
inches taller on the average than
students 10 years ago.
done it again. The first time the
movie colony ignored the product
of his genius. This time they will
probably be blinded by it.
Story: The magnificent Amber
sons are the one wealthy family
in a small town at the turn of the
century. Tim Holt, youngest
member of the family, is a dis
grace to the whole community,
and many citizens swear they
would give all their possessions
to see young Amberson get
his “come-uppance.” However,
they are destined to wait a long
time, for he continues to have
his good times.
Finally the day comes. Young
Amberson learns that his father
is slowly dying from over-exer
tion and from worrying about
some unwise investments! The
family fortune is exhausted.
In order to keep his aunt living
in the comforts to which she had
been accustomed, he is forced to
take up a dangerous job. In an
accident, he gets both legs bro
ken, and is taken to the hospital
a pauper, deserted py his
friends . . .
Rating: Here is undoubtedly
one of the best pictures of the
year. The painstaking production
and direction by Orson Welles
are evident throughout, although
Welles does not appear on the
screen at any time. The acting is
in the capable hands of Dolores
Costello, Tim Holt, Joseph Cot
ten, and Anne Baxter. Miss Cos
tello returns to the ncreen after
a long absence to make the most
of an important role. Tim Holt
has been elevated from the horse
operas for his part as the young
est Amberson, and he will prob
ably never go back to the range
We select “The Magnificent
Ambersons” as one of the five
nominees for the Academy
Award. Don’t miss it.
In 1930 the U. S. turned out
nine times the volume of goods
that it did in 1870. It took only
2.7 times as many workers to
pi'oduce the goods, but 8.75 times
as many workers to distribute
them—practically no gain in ef
Ten vs. Many
Ten women are enrolled in the
engineering school of the Univer
sity of Colorado. Of the 950 en
gineers, the women boast seven
freshmen, one sophomore and two
Pocketfull of Notes
By JOHN J. MATHEWS
With tears for the Great Glenn,
hardly dry on the public cheek,
grows now the thunderous ac
claim—for months held back only
by Miller’s popularity—for the
old man of the horn, Brotha’
Ever since the untouchable
Benny Goodman made the wavy
grooves jump in the Victor re
leases with “Roll ’Em” and
“When Budda Smiles,” fans ha^ >)
felt and heard the lift of a su
perb trumpet, identifiable from
the beginning with only one
man. They have listened to it
grow full and rich and mellow.
They have thrilled to its dazzling
speed, to its round, half-swal
Dammed by the purists of le
jazzhot as “commercial,” damned
by the ickies as “too blowsy,”
James still emerges from the
storm of criticism that has al
ways raged around him as one
of the greatest horn men of all
time, a name never to be forgot
And what is surprising, he
makes money. It is legend and
tradition that the kingdom of
swing has ever been stingy with
reward for the truly great jazz
ists. Pops Bechet, Peewee Ru^h
sell, Billie Holiday—all immor
tals in the hearts of the jazz
lover—have been comparatively
ignored in favor of swill-sloppers
like Sammy Kaye, Guy Lombar
do, and Clyde McCoy. But now
another band joins the ranks of
BG, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Her
man, and the old Shaw combo, to
cash in on the tremendous reward
of combining good jazz with
Brotha’ James holds contracts
for air shots with Jack Benny,
Coca-Cola, and Chesterfield, and,
come January, will star in MGM’s
version of “Girl Crazy,” with
Mickey Rooney and Judy Gar
Hel-lo, Mr. Alger.
A moment ago we were speak
ing about G. Miller. Local buz^|'
buzz has it that the Meadow
brook Marvel was in the old col
lege town for a few moments the
other day. Gee, kid.
Still on this miscellaneous
kick, we might mention that the
only respectable nitery, the Hol
land, waxes stinky for much money
on Saturday eves, and equally
hep the rest of the week for many
fewer chips. Garlands of posies
to Gene Leo’s hair-raising piano.
* * *
With all the big smoke signals
going up for new bands in these
parts, it's hard to understand
why Hal Hardin, who dug the
cleanest groove hereabouts last
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Bv DOROTHY ROGERS
WAR AT HOME:
A “changing news map” of the
world has been placed in Cowels
library at Duke university allow
ing students to keep up with the
latest developments each day.
Small flags pinned on the map
at strategic points with each
flag representing the country
that holds the designated terri
tory are changed as soon as re
sults are known.
A “Bond Bari'’ was given at
Berkeley to end a war stamp and
bond sales campaign conducted
on that campus. Each stamp en
titled the purchaser to one vote
in the queen contest.
-—The Daily Californian
Students at the University of
Washington are replacing their
Homecoming with a War Chest
and the goal is $2,000.
—U. of W. Daily
War posters from Canada,
Great Britain and the United
States are on display in the mu
seum art gallery in Boulder,
Colo., so students can see the dif
ferences in war posters from each
nation. ■—Silver and Gold
“Keep 'em readin’,” is the slo’
gan of Southern California stu
dents for their campus book drive
which has now surpassed the