UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1942 VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 24 Independents Hold Election Today, 12:30 Every independent student on the campus will have an opportu I nity to vote in the ISA election this afternoon when the freshman rep resentative on the independent students' association cabinet will be chosen by ballot. The candidates are Jack Mal colm, Jack Olin, Doris Horton, Phyllis Miller, and Warren Braun. The election, from 12:30 to 5:30, ^ 1 take place in the men’s lounge at the northeast entrance of Ger linger hall. All independent freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior stu dents are eligible to vote. Library cards will be used for identifica tion, according to Leighton Platt, president of the ISA senate, and chairman of the election. Nation Honors Modern Navy Today the nation honors Pres ident Theodore Roosevelt, father of the modern U.S. navy in the twenty-first observance of Navy day. This is the first such cele ^ ition America has held in war time. It marks the birth of “Ter dy,” to whom the strong naval policies of today are a monu ment. It was 167 years ago today that the continental congress first authorized the building of a navy. During 1907-8, when American and Japanese relations were strained, President R.oose velt sent the fleet around the world in a bold' gesture showing (Please turn to page eight) I.IP.SASY U. OF ORE. Coed Horseplay Plans Roll TowardCompletion By BETTY ANN STEVENS Coed Capers are rolling- rapidly along according to schedule, say all committee heads of the closely guarded event. To open the doors of Gerlinger the evening of No vember 12, from 7:00 to 10:30 AWS will “welcome all Eugene townswomen, Eugene and Uni versity high girls, and all Univer sity women’ to the feminine frolic, according to Janet Ross, general chairman. Under the chairmanship of Phyllis Evans, the freshmen will start practice today on their skit, “The USO ... Or Never Say Die.’’ The cast includes: Betty Hodecker, Sally Twohy, Mary Ann Lynch, Mary Sherman, Gloria Newall, Pat Warren, Pat Aldrich, and prop erties, Barbara Bock. “Goon-Girl” Theme Sophomores under the direction of Joan Dolph are working fe verishly on a “goon-girl blossoms out” theme, with committee mem bers as follows: stage designers, Hollis Johnson, Veleta Estley, Ruth Van Buskirk, and Edith Newton; vocalists, M a r g e Knowes, Zo Littlefield. Marge Por tales, Mary Jane Simmons, Grace Lillard, and Marian Anderson; mu sical arrangements, Betsy Woot ton. Other participants in the skit include: Jane Baker, Arliss Boone, Barbara Bean, Kathy Dunn, Mona MacAuley, Connie Fullmer, Betty Ann Stevens, Margaret Church wright, Gerd Hansen, Betty Rodg ers, and Hildegard Roselund. Parts will be definitely assigned by the end of the week, announced Joan Dolph. Can-Cans, Cake-Walks Rohda Harkson, directing the juniors, reports that their general theme will be a minstrel show traveling through France during (Please turn to page eight) Keep ’em burning... Pat Palmesi Proved. Patriotic G&ed By ROBERTA BOYD Home fires will be brightly burning for all loyal alums who will be on hand to participate in this year’s ^activities, said at tractive blond Homecoming Hos pitality Chairman Pat Palmer in an interview at the Side Fri day. Definitely an activity girl, but without the so-called activity stride, the polished and charm ing “Patsy" is an ideal example of the perfect hostess. Live Wire Drinking a coke and reading the Emerald while deeply en grossed in a conversation with Leona LaDuke and titian-haired Shirley Gravely, this Alpha Phi “live wire” who is constantly on the go doing many things at Nava! Reserve Programs Let Oregon Men Remain In College ’til Education Completed ^ Ed. note: This is the third and final article of a series dealing with reserve classes of the armed services. Today’s ar ticle describes the navy’s defer ment classifications. V-l is designed to enable fresh man and sophomore college stu dents to remain in college until the completion of their sopho more year, at which time they are given a comprehensive ex amination which, if passed, quali fies them for retention in college for the remaining two years. Upon graduation, they are or dered directly to active duty at a naval officer’s training school. Qualifications Candidates for enlistment must be male citizens of the United States, not less than 17 or more than 26 years of age; be of good character and possess potential officer-like qualities. They must be unmarried and remain unmar ried until transfer to another class of the naval reserve, at which time regulations of the class to which they transferred will apply. Tropical Isle Charms Scheduled for Alumni Think of an island with swaying palm trees, soft green grass, and bronzed Hawaiian hula girls undulating in the background. Sounds like a dream, but will become somewhat of a reality when members of the Hawaiian club, Hui-O-Kamaaina entertain for Home coming alums at the rally November 6, according to Clinton Childs, president. Opening with their theme “Song of the Islands,” the program will get into full swing with tantalizing hulas by Roberta Madden, Lulu Pali, and Elizabeth Cooper. Pre-War Hawaii Hawaii as it was in pre-war days will be pictured in the songs of the chorus and dances of the girls as thoughts of the war are waved into the background as alums and students take a temporary mental trip to the islands. Happy thought. With the soft singing of "Aloha,” followed immediately by the "Star pangled Banner,” everyone will be brought back to reality and the raly. Aso on the program will be the following cub members: Barbara Jean Tuttle, Carol Wicke, Dawn Trask, Helen Crites, Ben Elders, Jack Simpson, Terry Watson, Ruth Monroe, Betty Crabbe, Lois Winsley, and A1 Howard. Physical requirements which must he met are those for even tual commission in the naval re serve. Recommendations Needed Students who enlist must agree to take, on or must have taken, one year of college phy sics, one year of college mathe matics, including trigonometry. They must also have letters of recommendation from responsible citizens who are in a position to testify as to the applicant's char acter. V-l students have the oppor tunity of transferring to the na val air corps, class V-5, at any time they desire, providing they can pass the required physical and mental tests. Failure to qual ify for cadet flight training does not prejudice one’s opportunity to qualify for any other officer training class. Pre-Med and Dental' Students Students enlisted in this pro gram and following pre-medical, or pre-dental courses will, at their own request, be retained in class V-l for not to exceed four years while they complete the re quirements for entrance into an accredited medical or dental school. Candidates who fail to qualify (Please turn to page six) Russian Football American football may be great, Their teams may well be laurel clad, But the greatest goal-line stand yet made Is being staged at Stalingrad. —J.W.S. once and doing them all well, re laxed for a minute. A transfer from Stephen col lege she was wardrobe chairman for Junior weekend last year and is now president of the Alpha Phi house plus hospitality chair man for Homecoming. USO Hostess “Engaged?” she grinned as she unconsciously looked' down at the Beta pin on her sweater, "His name is Don Turner and he's stationed at Fort Riley, Kan sas”—another smile, “we’re not engaged though.” Besides working as a recep tionist in her father’s office, pa triotic Pat was a hostess for the USO and also a Red Cross work er this summer. She knits, skiis, swims, plays volleyball, bridge, and loves to dance. In fact there is very little she can’t do. Serice Flag Having a service flag in the Alpha Phi house with a star for each of the girls’ sweethearts, brothers, or fathers in some branch of the service was just another one of the many ideas, which she conjures and then pro ceeds to put into effect. “I like work,” she said. “My (Please turn to hage eight) PC Military Men SeekStudents For Reserves (Sec story Page S) One of the most important as semblies of the year will be held today in McArthur court when tho Joint Procurement board of the army-navy-marine corps sponsors a meeting for all campus men. Members of the College Procure ment committee will speak to the men about the reserve classes, and following the assembly the com mittee will take offices on the campus where they will be avail able for interviews by men who are interested in the several classes. For All Men The assembly is for all men, re gardless of their present status with the reserves. Those men who are already in the reserves will receive clarification of their sta tus, and men who are not enlist ed will be informed as to their status following enlistment. Tuesday 11 o’clock classes will meet at the regular assembly hour. It o’clock, Thursday, to permit all men to attend today’s assembly. The assembly is of special im port because of the threatened closure of all reserve classes to en listment with the exception of freshman students. “The reserves are no haven for draft dodgers," said Dr. Carl F. Kossack, campus armed forces represetnative. Here Three Days The board will be here for three days, October 27 through 29, and it will return with a medical ex amining board on November 4 through 14 to make final enlist ment of interested men. While here the board will dis tribute preliminary enlistment material. The interim of time is provided so that all students may have the necessary* papers here when the medical board arrives to give the physical examinations. No enlistments will be made prior to November. More Convenient Presence of the board on tho campus is a boon to men who are not enlisted because it eliminates the necessity of a trip to Portland for enlistment and can be complet ed without the loss of time from classes, not to mention the incon venience of being enlisted in an al ready overcrowded recruiting of fice. Information may be obtained about the army, navy, marine corps, and the coast guard from the board. Press Contest Closes; Franklin First In State For the fourth time in five years, the Franklin high Post, Portland, was judged the best all-around high school newspaper in the state and was awarded the coveted Arnold Bennett Hall trophy, as the Oregon High School Press association closed its 18th conference on the campus Saturday. Main topic of discussion by student and faculty leaders was the wartime effect upon high school papers. Other awards presented to the winning news-sheets included the Guard cup for best paper in schools of more than 500 students, High-O Scope, Corvallis; honorable mention, Klamath Krater, Klamath Falls, and Lincoln Cardinal, Portland; Register cup for best paper in schools of less than 500 students, The Lantern, Pendleton; Eric W. Allen cup for best mimeographed weekly or bi-weekly, Carlton Hi-Life, Carlton; honorable mention, Timberline, Vernonia; OHSPA cup for best mimeo graphed monthly, Yamhill Ink-Drops, Yamhill; honorable mention, Dundee Wee Hi, Dundee; Harris Ellsworth cup for best news notes in local paper, Forest Grove. Officers for the 1943 conference were elected Friday and announced at the annual bancpiet Friday night in the Osburn hotel. Moshe Lenske, Cardinal, Lincoln high, Portland, was elected president; Doris Spearow, Washingtonian, Washington high, Portland, vice-president, and Dorothy,. Smith, Ranger, Roosevelt high, Portland, secretary. Delegates numbering 132, representing 00 high schools from all parts of the state, attended the conference.