Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 16, 1942, Page 2, Image 2

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    m 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.
Dune Wimpress, Managing Editor
Ted Bush, Associate Editor
Jack Billings, News Editor
John Mathews, Associate Editor
Associated Co!ie6iate Press
Lee Flatberg, Sports Editor
Marge Major, Women’s Editor
Mildred Wilson, Feature Editor
Janet Wagstaff, Assistant Editor
Joan Dolph, Marjorie Young,
Assistant News Editors
xiuvci usiriK lwanagers :
John Jensen, Cecil Sharp, Shirley Davis,
Russ Smelser.
Connie Fullmer, Circulation Manager.
.L.01S ^iaus, ^lassineu Auvenihiug -u<ui
Elizabeth Edmunds, National Advertis
ing Manager.
Represented for national advertising by NATIONAL ADVERTISING SERVICE,
INC., college publishers’ representative, 420 Madison Ave., New York—Chicago—Boston
—Los Angeles—San Francisco—Portland—Seattle.
“Of the important shortages, that of steel is one of
the most serious. Therefore, the importance of collect
ing all available scrap iron and steel can not be exag
gerated.”—Donald Nelson, head of WPB.
*7he £r4fe-Catcher 0^e<fana. . .
“VyEE WILLIE” BISHOP, ’42, now Aviation Cadet Wil
bur Bishop of Santa Ana, Calif., set two powerful rec
ords in his two years of Oregana editorship. In fact, after
his 1941 book was awarded Honor Roll of Distinction as one
of the best 10 or less annuals in the nation, few thought he
could surpass himself in the 1942 enterprise. But “Bish” came
through again, and although no Pacemaker or Honor Roll of
Distinction has been announced for last year's judging as
yet, judge’s jotting comments on the Oregana are the most
lavish ever heaped on an Oregon yearbook.
Here are a few of the praise-worthy remarks directed
back to Eugene with the rating: . . the book is a real eye
catcher . . . While a theme, as such, is not strongly evident,
the book has marked unity and coherence . . . The stranger
could ‘see’ Oregon completely in (in school life section) . . .
A singularly attractive cover . . . You have a book of which
you can well be proud. Congatulations!”
rJ'MIK Oregana 1942 rated 1540 points, the highest total in
its class. This mark was also highest for any of the nine
college classes judged, for annuals throughout the nation.
As different officials judged different sections, as some graded
“stiffer” than others, it is not fair to say ipso facto, the Ore
gana rates number one over the entire nation. It is not only
fair, hut true, however, that it rated at least excellent in each
section, not once “slipping” down to very good, and in al
most one third of the marks rated superior.
Tall, wiry, red-thatched Wes Sullivan, editor 1943, paved
a hard road for himself last year when his job as managing
editor of the yearbook played a strong part in gaining this
highest rating of all time. That his work contributed to this
record is even greater assurance, however, that the coming
year's hook will carry on in appropriate style the Oregana’s
top-ranking tradition.
*1]044/1 cJiead a+uH attandl. . .
J^KLAX, Wehfoot.
Conu's now a chance to rinse out those quadratic
equations and Mendel’s laws, and use the odd brain for some
thing; bright and refreshing-. .1 lomecoming- Chairman Pat Cloud
is waving a tidy little pack of five dollars to be given to the
winner of the Homecoming slogan contest.
The contest is an easy one.
Knglish themes, grammar exercises, short stories, and
theses require a certain talent. They demand the polish of
training. Hut your brother in the eighth grade can dash off
as good a motto as the first-string center in the senior six.
From "Trek the Oregon Trail" to "Blitz the Heavers" we
have heard the ring of some excellent quips in the last few
years. Those who have been around the campus for a while
know how the slogan is run in every form of publicitv, how
it becomes a phrase on every tongue. They know that it is
not a forgotten thing like the winner of a soap companv
slogan competitions.
* * *
CO, IX addition to the fun of winning- the contest, and of
receiving the five dollars from Chairman Cloud, the win
ner cannot help getting a lasting satisfaction from hearing
his idea express the thoughts of the whole campus.
How about it? Why don’t you relax for a while, and trv
your head and your hand at a motto for the . Homecoming
celebration ?
We hereby make a call upon,
that red, red bluff of pouting lip
belonging to the pretty coed,
frowning into the distant blue
and wishing that there was
something she could do.
Naturally, there’s plenty that
she can do—not just the small
monotonous duties either. Yes,
strangely enough, real, construc
tive necessities, by order of the
army and Red' Cross, can and
should be done by the quick wits
and enthusiastic fingers of col
lege girls.
Already, surgical sewing is one
of the best managed and fully or
ganized defense units ondhe cam
pus. Under Carolyn Holmes, Ad
liss Boone and Sue Sawyer have
handled the situation beautifully,
appointing Ij^n Campbell, Bever
ly Beals, and Grace Williams as
superintendents, and Nelda Rohr
bach and Mary MeCandl'ess, as
Surgical Sewing
The Lowdown: Every Friday
from 2 to 5, and every Saturday
from 9 to 12 only, surgical sew
ing holds its ever-growing circle
in the home economics depart
ment in Chapman. You don’t need
any experience at all; at the same
time the more of a super-duper
sewer you are, the higher place
you will take in the world of sur
gical sewing.
Honor, Too
Then, the nicest honor of all—
your official cap and veil with
the Red Cross badge after 72
hours of work. Careful records
will be kept by the Kwamas of
all of your hours. Credit will not
only be given to the girl but to
her house also. Here they must
insist that this be kept entirely
voluntary; compulsory methods
cannot be exercised. Essentially,
however, war work should be
done in the spirit of cooperation,
everyone trying hard toward one
So, you see, pretty coed, you
don’t have to go around banging
your head against walls and
things any more for want of
something to do for the defense
of your country.
And to the Red Cross surgi
cal sewing division, sincerely—we
shake your hand and wish you
scene at
Groans from tortured lips . . .
the thud of falling bodies . . .
cries of sympathy ... a dominat
ing voice urging “Do it again!”
are all typical of the class of
jui jitsu in section C2 of the
physical fitness program at the
University of Southern Cal.
-—Daily Trojan
Women's superiority has been
displayed in yet another field—
tomato picking.
A pretty Berkeley coed har
vested more tomatoes in the
University farm volunteer group
than any of the 20 men on the
same job.
—The Daily Californian
Inauguration of a “Chimes”
fund to which students may con
tribute for the purchase of war
bonds, which will in turn supply
a jeep to the United States army
in the name of the university, is
the new project of the University
:>f Washington.
—U. of W. Daily.
A certain Oregon State coed
was floored with the remark
that the Spanish corn her cook
ing class had prepared for the
men’s dormitories was tasteless.
(Continued on payc three)
Concerning her past,
We won’t say more,
Nor bother to cast
Driftwood on the shore.
Associated Press dispatches
which brought the news of the
gallant but tragic end of Dale
Lasselle brought back to us bits
of conversation we had with an
other former student last month.
While Lasselle will be remem
bered for his former gridiron ac
tivities from 1934 to 1936 in var
sity football, this friend of ours
has only a medium-sized college
career behind him. and war ahead
of him. And for p.nother compar
ison, Captain Dale Lasselle
crashed to his death only 10 days
after he had' arrived in England;
our friend expects to be there be
fore the end of the year.
Net a Sermon
This certainly is not any ser
mon on the fact that ‘‘war is
hell,” but merely to mention what
the human mind goes through in
certain moments. This friend of
ours has secured his air corps
wings and is merely adding fin
ishing touches to the career be
fore him, but already a strange
philosophy is weaving its pattern
in that young man's mmd.
Naturally military discipline
is, in part, acceptance of duty
without personal regard. And
this is a large order, especially
for our generation that has been
weaned cn a democratic life,
nursed with the warm milk of
peace-and-plenty. But this friend
has to forget all that for a bigger
job; the philosophy that he has
created witin himself, we th|^^
is important enough to pass^a
to e thers.
Not Bag Things
"One doesn't bother to think
of big things” we were told. “Of
course there is the job to be done,
but it's always the smaller
things that linger longer than
cne can imagine. On routine
flights I have often thought
about how the eight o’clock bell
used to ring in Oregon, how the
words of some so-ng I heard 'way
back in 1937 went, or even the
hollow sound of a cheering yell
at a football game. It’s those
little things, not how many com
mittees I worked on, who was
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