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Oregon t#v Emerald
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, holidays and fina
examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice. Eugene. Oregon.
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“If you now have the opportunity to be on
a college campus, yours is the responsibility—
the grave responsibility—of utilizing the time
you are there to prepare for the wartime serv
ice you all will be called upon to give.”—Presi
dent Walter C. Coffey, University of Minne
AUuhA, in Ansnl . . .
■^JNDER the direction of Uly Uorais a timely contest has
just begun. Called the alumni service contest, it offers
a prize of a large and beautiful service flag to the campus
living organization which has the most alumni in the armed
The contest is newsworthy not only because it is in har
mony with the spirit of this year’s Homecoming, of which it
is a part, but because it offers the first organized encourage
ment for houses to prepare a record of men serving the coun
try. To each house, its record will he a highly memorable
and significant thing.
To the University, the combined records will have a very
* * *
^^SIDE from sentimental interest, the data brought in by
the alumni service contest will be valuable to the alumni
office for its records and Old Oregon. The Emerald will find
many an occasion to use this information. Over all. the Uni
versity administration will no doubt refer to the lists com
piled for Homecoming weekend for a long time to come.
Homecoming Chairman Pat Cloud is to be complimented
for originating so worthy an enterprise as a publicity meas
ure.—j. J. M.
cttatl OjJj la Zable . . .
TJNIVEKSITY students are losing one of their best organ
izers, one of their hardest workers in retiring a-e 11 king',
Earle Russell. Ever ready with a "skit" in the pinch for as
sembly or rally, always ready to “get up there” and shout a
few words of encouragement for team and for game spirit,
Earle has put spark intBsports and student body.
Although Earle thought the Emerald was directing a per
sonal attack at him spring term when it aygued that no yell
king should serve as a voting member of the executive coun
cil in all its business of th eyear, such is far from the actual
case. The Emerald feared, rather, that men of lesser calibre
than Earle might fall heir to the yell king’s position in future
Earle’s years in the top yell position bore fruit in his orig
inal swing yell and the Oregon chant, which he introduced
and "put across" at the University. Leading veils or perform
ing good-natured clowning before student eyes has been the
minor part of his job. The yells he has created, his efficient
planning, his excellent results are high marks for his succes
sors to meet.
Beside the Point...
University men who registered in math must have fore
seen complication of the new income tax figures.
* * *
The executive council chose Lone Candidate 'I'ed Loud veil
king Thursday afternoon. At that, the vote was almost as
large as when the “entire” student body casts ballots.
* * *
It’s getting so there are more secretaries running late to
their jobs at S a.m. than students rushing belatedly to their
S o’clock s.
• r r •
By NORMA TREVORROW
At last the day arrives, the
stage is set, the trumpets blow,
the curtains part, and there are
the players: trim and neat in
clean white uniforms, caps, and
soft veils—all of which paints a
rather romantic picture of a very
wonderful thing, the introduction
and beginning of the Red Cross
division of surgical dressing at
Friday marks the termination
of the pre-training of eleven stu
dent instructors, Barbara Bar
low, Florence Couley, Esther
Griffiths, Rohda Harkson, Caro
lyn Holmes, Doris Hoiland, Char
lene Pelly, Barbara Plaisted
Bonnie Uhl, Norma Trevorrow,
and Carol Wicke. Charlene Pelly
was also named assistant to Car
olyn Holmes, chairman of Red
Cross work on the campus.
Is your pompadour puny? Is
your lipstick lumpy? When you
labor over the ironing board in
that Saturday session, do you
softly mumble to yourself, “*!’!
**!&*?!*?” Then come down to
the home economics department
at 9:30 next Saturday morning
and learn that feminine touch
that you long to own.
Do your caresses
Mess up tresses
Are you in a tizzle
With a face fizzle ?
Come on up
Seriously, surgical dressing is
an ideal war activity for you.
Since these bandages are helping
to fulfill the army quota and will
eventually be used for the wounds
of our boys, it places your serv
ices down to the small matter
of life or death.
The actual folding- is easily
learned although every fold must
be exquisite and precise. Each
girl will be in a class of four un
der its separate instructor. The
more girls seriously interested in
the work, the more instructors
will be appointed and the more
days will be open.
Letters will be sent to each
living organization explaining the
functions and objectives of this
war work. Posters will also be
placed at strategic points on the
Although there will be com
petition between houses, the stu
dents’ services must be entirely
voluntary in accordance with
just how much work each girl
personally wishes to offer. Recog
nition and probably a prize will
be awarded to the house display
ing the most hours at the end of
Although this week, Saturday
will be the only day during which
surgical dressing will be open,
following this weekend the ses
sions will be held on both Friday
from 3 to 5 and Saturday from
9:30 to 12.
White wash dreesses are the
most desirable uniform but a
white shirt and a washable skirt
are also acceptable. A white
scarf for the head is also neces
There is no need to sign up be
forehand—just be there Saturday
morning. Come in^jrny time.
—H. L. Mencken.
Once in every half-century, at
longest, a family should be
merged into the great, obscure
mass of humanity, and forget all
about its ancestors.
By TED HARMON
“Shall we take the street car?”
He said, not wanting to foot it.
“Yes, of course,” she answered,
“But where do you suggest we put it?”
By now the good news has spread everywhere that T. D. is
headed for the campus in time for the Homecoming dance,
and the rumors that sparkled and glistened about for over
rnree weeKS nave proven correct,
much to the surprise of everyone.
Especially those who remember
the wild tone circulating early
last year that Artie Shaw would
somehow move Jan King off the
Frosh Glee bandstand and bring
his own group in.
Wc remember one frosh cutie
stepping onto the dance floor and
asking, “Where’s Shaw?” Her
date shot back, “In Los Angeles
at the Palomar.”
Anyway, with Dorsey due to
arrive in time for the Homecom
ing dance on the night of No
vember 7, we immediately delved
for some information and facts
concerning the well-known group.
Of course, tweedish, white-sweat
ered George Durgan, T.D.’s ad
vance man, had been here for
two days, cruising about the
campus in a station wagon, but
we couldn’t find him, so we
For instance, Dorsey is bring
ing along some 27 persons to
form his appearance here, but
noticeably absent will be Buddy
Rich, drummer, and Vocalists
Connie Haines and Frank Sina
tra. Rich has joined the marines,
while Sinatra is bargaining for
a movie career. And like the wind,
so has Connie.
By replacing Connie, Dorsey
has found a smooth, smiling hit
in Jo Stafford, whose disk of
“Little Man With a Candy Ci
gar” is a near-classic. And tak
ing Sinatra’s place in front of
the microphone is Dick Haymes,
formerly with Benny Goodman
and Harry James. All we know,
so far, of Rich’s replacement is
that he was a winner in the an
nual Krupa-Drum contest; good,
but still not coming up to the
Look at Future
At any rate, Durgan left prom
ises that Tommy would play all
of his hits, ranging from ‘Til
Never Smile Again” to “Hawai
ian War Chant” or even “Beale
Street Blues.” Add, too, Ziggy
Elman, the Pied Pipers along <
with Dorsey, which should make i
the dance easily comparable to '
anything yet on this campus.
Some of the publicity gags at- j
tached to the advance notices are 1
fun, such as the fact that Tommy 1
has a 22-acre estate in Bernards- 1
ville, New Jersey. That on these
acres romp -his two children, Pat
sy and Skipper, and furthermore 1
that Bing Crosby designed the 65- 1
foot swimming pool. Both Tom- i
my and Jimmy once played with j
Kostelanetz, Whiteman, and even t
Rudy Vallee. ]
Separate plugs state that T.D. <
drinks only Rheingold. the DRY t
beer, while Paul Martin (of the '<■
Morning Telegraph! quotes that 1
“Dorsey's music, a smooth style <
of swing, attracts an audience s
that ranges from crew haircuts to
bald heads.” \
Perhaps a dash of wildroot 1
will clear that up. t
GOSSIPATTER: Overheard a 1
lot cf quips earlier this week, c
with two or three that rate hon- a
orable mention as far as they 0
go. There was the sorority fresh
man who pointed to a high chair
and said, “I’m fed up on that” e
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By LYNN JOHNSON
The declaration before the
British parliament by Jan Chris
tian Smuts, prime minister of
South Africa, that the Allies
were nearing the offensive phase
of the war, only added to an al
ready intense feeling of expecta
tion existing this week.
Mr. Smuts told the joint ses
sion of British lawmakers that
the United Nations should strike
now, while the Germans “are
bleeding to death in Russia.’’
This unusual address came at a
time when the world battlefronts
were in a confusing state of in
decisive activity. No news of d^N
inite gains was forthcomiiqj?
from the south Pacific theater,
and the battle for Stalingrad still
alternated from offensive to de
fensive for the attacking Nazis.
Rest of Picture
To complete the picture' air
warfare flared violently in the
Mediterannean with Allied air
craft blasting Axis desert bases
and ports in north Africa, while
Axis bombers pounded indomit
able Malta. An unsuccessful sor
tie by Italian planes against Gi
braltar, recurring rumors of an
Allied concentration of landing
forces in the vicinity of Dakar,
and the unconfirmed report of
the landing of U.S. troops in Li
beria indicated the possibility of
an entirely new theater of ac
tion being opened.
Indications that Hitler is starP*
ing a drive south of Stalingrad
n an attempt to cut through to
;he Caspian sea and occupy As
irakhan brings a new and serious
problem to the Soviet armies.
Should this thrust be made suc
lessfully it would isolate the
luge oil-producing region of
3aku to the south and would cut
iff from Russian industry a
treat percentage of their pe
roleum supply. Through the Cas
pian also runs the route by which
end-lease aid reaches the Rus
lans from the Persian gulf, one
if Russia’s few remaining open
ngs to world trade routes.
The strictly American show in
he south Pacific in which we
end to be more interested, hae
tot as yet revealed any decisiv'
noves by either side. The loss of
he two new U. S. destroyers,
.tered'ith and O'Brien, this week
ioes not help matters for us, but
he navy reports that our planes
ire giving the Japs plenty of
rouble in return, although no
onfirmed sinkings of enemy ves
els have been reported.
Henderson field was still in
T.S. hands at last reports, and as
mg as it remains in our hands
he balance will be in our favor.
This week’s war situation could
ring news, big news, good news,
r bad news at any time from
ny quarter, far-reaching move^
ppear in the making.
To see clearly is poetry, propli
ey, and religion—all in one.