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examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
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rf-ollcUA* . . .
BRAZILIAN students of the University of Sao
Paulo send this message of good will to our fellow stu
dents in the universities of the United States.
“We believe in the united front of the American republics.
“We believe that such a front must rest on the cooperation
and friendship between our two countries.
“And we know of no stronger foundation for this friendship
than the understanding and comradeship between the young
men and women of our universities. It would grow with us,
and keep our two nations together in the years to come.
“To such an understanding and comradeship we pledge
That was the message delivered on a parchment scroll to
the University of Oregon student body October 13 by Dr. Her
nane Tavares de Sa, professor of biology at the University
of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
* sk *
J^EFORE Dr. Tavares de Sa left the Oregon campus Les
Anderson, ASUO president, replied for the student body
with the following, which was printed on parchment and sent
to Sao Paulo university:
“To the students of the University of Sao Paulo, we wel
come your message to us, and desire to express our common
belief in the united front of American republics.
“Now that both our great nations are at war with a force
that threatens our freedom and civilization, we feel that an
even greater friendship and unity should exist.
“We are fully in accord with your belief that any founda
tion must rest on the understanding and comradeship of the
young men and women of our universities.
“We join with you in such a pledge of understanding and
"Signed, “ASSOCIATED STUDENTS,
“UNIVERSITY OF OREGON.”
* * *
^^NE of the main points made by Dr. Tavares de Sa during
his v isit here was that inter-American relations should
be on a more personal basis to make the good will policy be
tween the Americas a success. That the truth of this was rec
ognized by University students, is'evident in their reply to
the message from Sao Paulo's students.
Once again an opening has been made by students of Bra
zil toward a more fundamental mutual understanding. Last
week the University of Oregon received a letter from a Sao
Paulo newspaper inviting Oregon students to write to teach
ers and students there.
Oregon followed the Brazilian lead in sending written dec
laration of good will, and pledging comradeship and under
standing. Will it follow through now, and make a construc
tive effort to promote such understanding?—J.A.W.
* * *
(Editor's note: Anyone interested in writing may contact
Dr. Y. P. Morris, dean of the school of business administra
tion, or write directly to Coluna Universitaris, Diario da
Noite, Caixa Postal 2936, Sao Paulo, Brazil.)
tynam QueAywiteSie . * .
War News Trickles Home
By LYNN JOHNSON
In a way the tension is being
eased this week. We are begin
ning to learn something of the
big events now being staged in
various theaters of war.
Last weekend a full-scale of
fensive was opened by the Brit
ish against the Axis fortified po
sitions along the El Alamein
front in Egypt. This new drive
into the desert doesn’t appeal- to
be just another attempt to re
move an immediate threat to Al
exandria and the Suez. The care
ful, intensive preparation evi
denced by the ferocity of the Al
lied offensive indicates that the
battle for Africa has been
launched. The avowed purpose
of the British army is to destroy
Rommel's forces completely, not
to be content with his retreat into
Libya where he might repair his
Although British soldiers are
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Home Fires Burn Low
By CHARLES POLIXZ
The editor has asked us what
the purpose of this column is.
After fracturing our left eye
brow trying to look intelligent
like Spencer Tracy we replied:
This will not be a pleasant,
It will not be an awful, ugly
It will be a column—at times
pointed and satirical hoping to
make us look behind the chrom
ium plated rooters’ lids that sit
so complacently on many heads;
at times slapstick and exagger
ated because we think Americans
still treasure the belly-laugh and
will ever love to play the fool.
Read at Risk
Read it at the risk of your lives
and the honor of your living
groups. We are not here to of
fend, but we will poke fun.
College is not all cuddly cash
mere sweaters, coke dates, and
Sen Sen scented heroes. Neither
is it never-ending studies, prison
warden profs, and thick, horn
rimmed book worms. Let’s laugh
at foibles, but not deny them.
On the Library . . .
Today let’s talk about the li
brary, or the "libe” as it is af
fectionately known to those sen
iors who have been there twice.
First, there is the John Henry
Nash collection of rare books—•
NOT first editions of Petty or
iginals as the senior told the
prospective pledge. All of three
people know about it by now:
John Henry himself, the man who
carried the books over there (and
has net emerged since), and the
man employed to semi-annually
blow the dust off the books. He
was cought ip the first semi-an
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(As Oregon prepares for war Homecoming, we know there can
be no real Homecoming until the final shot is fired, and “the boys”
come marching home. The story that follows is more a letter that
any of thousands of alumni at war might write.—Ed.)
rJ''HERE is no Flanders field of World War II. The "crosses
row on row that mark our place’’ are sometimes crudely
constructed crossed sticks. Sometimes there are no crosses, no
field, because the burial ground is the seven seas. “Flanders"
is now the Solomons, now the Alamein in Africa, now "some
where in Britain.” But somewhere men fall, whether in burn
ing oil of sinking ships, before fire of trampling tanks, or in
shattered pieces of a falling plane.
I remember Len Ballif, ’43. He ran for sophomore class
president, spring term 1940. He died at Bakersfield in a plane
I remember, too, Verdi Sederstrom, ’40, first vice-president
of the ASUO during the 1939-40 year. He and Buddy Eldon
Wyman, ’41, went down with the U. S. S. Oklahoma at
JT ENT STITZER, ’41, was always a hard worker. He stuck
to his 40-hour week as Emerald news editor two years
ago, made the air corps just before graduation when the ex
amining board passed through Eugene. Kent crashed "some
where in South America" last spring term.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that Dale Lasselle, Jr., ’38,
fought Oregon State on th egridiron. He joined the air corps,
fought Oregon State on the gridiron. He joined the air corps,
"somewhere in Britain.” .
There are others, too, whom I remember well:
Byron Vandenburg, ’43, who went down with his plane
over the Mojave desert; Football Star Ernie Robertson, ’39,
who crashed in Orlando, Fla.; Len Card, ’42, who cracked up
at Bakersfield; Donald Rockwell, ’41, who crashed October
29, almost one year ago; Earl Charles Williams, ’39, who wM
killed in the Philippines while serving with General MacAr
thur’s army; Lt. Edwin Morene, Jr., ’43, pursuit plane pilot,
who died in Hawaii.
x x x
rJpHERE Avere other friends I met at Oregon. They wore the
army khaki. They are gone now, too.
Charles Frederick Goettling, ’33; Harold Carl Jepsen, '41 ;
Col. James Alton Meek, '24; Lt. James Otis Reed, ’39; Capt.
EdAvin Earl SAvanson. ’31.
On the campus it’s almost Homecoming time. A lot of them
Avon't be back this year. I Avonder how many more Avill be
missing in 1943?
We Love a Parade,
By BOB EDWARDS
The influence of the United States in Panama is tremen
dous and the good neighbor policy is extended even to a
double celebration of independence days, according to Rey
nell Parkins, freshman in pre-medics, from that country. Pan
ama celebrates American Independence day, July 4, and the
Canal Zone, which is under American jurisdiction, celebrates
Panamanian Independence day,
November 3. “The Panamanians
love parades and fireworks,’’
“Persons in Panama are much
more conscious of the war than
persons here in the states,’’ he
said .regarding the war. “I have
hardly thought of the war since
I have been in the states. In
Panama we have blackout from
six to six. Automobile headlights
are painted black with a narrow
slit in the center.”
Parkins, who speaks with a
slight Spanish accent, told of
the interchange of English and
Spanish in the school systems.
In the Canal Zone, English is
taught and Spanish is taught as
a foreign language. In the Repub
lic of Panama the reverse is true.
Therefore, a student becomes flu
ent in both languages, in fact, he
said that conversations jump
back and forth from English to
The school systems in Panama
are identical with American
school systems, both in the Canal
Zone and the Republic. There is
an emphasis on vocational edu
cation. Boys are taught agricul
ture, carpentry, cabinet making,
and tailoring. Parkins learned
tailoring. At the time of the in
terview he was wearing- a pair of
slacks he had made. “There is a
predominance of female teachers
in the Panama schools,” he add
In the Canal Zone there are
two junior colleges operated by
the United States government.
One is located at Cristobal and
the other at Balboa.
At the University of Panama
in Panama City, Parkins studied
five terms of pre-law. He could
have taken a four-year course in
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The Lines <l>
By ROY NELSON
ON THE MINDS of a lot of
men rig-ht now is the following
question, or reasonably-exact fac
“What reserve shall I join?”
That is a good question and
one which might even stump the
quiz kids. The looming 18-year
selective service set-up makes
the problem almost unanimous
for almost .every University stu
dent now, as it will almost take
in youngsters like Eldon Wolfe.
A board of advisers yesterday
in an assembly at the Igloo gave
its sales talks, and will offer per
sonal consultation in respective
offices up until Thursday nooitf
Inasmuch as there is a chance fo™
slight prejudices in the advice of
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It s Our War
We start out with the inter
esting story of A.T.O. Bob
Adrian who was on a transport
bombed and sunk in the battle
of the Solomons off Guadalcanal.
Bob was standing on the bridge
of the transport when it was
blown right out from under him.
Suffering from shrapnel wounds
in the eyes and legs, he was
picked up by a destroyer, shifted
by means of a boatswain’s chair,
and then sent to the San Fran
cisco hospital for treatment. It
was reported that his vision will
not be impaired. Perhaps some of
you heard Mr. Adrian’s stoi’y
over the NBC national hook-up
from Los Angeles last Wednes
Patty Wright, former president
of the Alpha Chis, is a private
secretary at the Kaiser sliip
We all should send good luclc ^
to Bill Bergtholdt, Theta Chi and
former rally squadder. He grad
uates from officers’ training
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