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Ducks Voice Opinions
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 31, 1942
COIN’ TOWARD THE POST OFFICE? . . .
. . . query Jack Olin, left, and Jack Robinson as they are forced to
carry their laundry down to the city mailing- depot to send home since
Claypool and Van Atta gave up their postal station contract. Scenes
like the one above may become familiar around the University unless
some sort of a mailing station is set up nearer the campus.
Homecoming Dance Formal,
Decrees UO Social Chairman
Contrary to information released Friday, the Homecoming
dance November 7 will be formal, according to a recent an
nouncement by Mary Bently, campus social chairman.
In honor of returning guest alums, Oregon coeds will be
on parade in their most bewitching formals, and campus Casa
Those who plan to enter their
poems and short stories in the
Emerald literary contest must
do so before November 13 instead
of the last day of winter term,
as was. previously announced.
.Five dollars worth of books
from the Co-op store will be giv
en for the best poem, and a sim
ilar prize will be awarded for the
best short story. Winners will be
announced in the last issue of
the Emerald for winter, and the
prizes awarded before Christmas
_ To be eligible, poems must be
^k’iginal and unpublished' previous
to October 1, 1942. Any UO un
dergraduate is eligible. This con
test is net limited to students in
the school of journalism or the
Judges for the contest are Mrs.
Alice H. Ernst, associate profes
sor of English, poems; and W. F.
G. Thacher, professor of English
and advertising,' short stories.
Entries may be placed in Carol
Greening’s box at the Emerald
or mailed to her at Hendricks
fhey could open up that second
From Vladivostok to Siam
And t’would be a complete and
If Hitler’s as muddled as I am.
novas will accompany them in
tuxedos or dark suits. No cor
sages are to be sent.
Sport Clothes for Game
The weekend is to be spent en
tertaining alums and sport clothes
with heels are in order for the
football game with UCLA Sat
Welcoming signs for visiting
alums should be “well under way”
according to Bill Lilly, sign con
.All houses are being contact
ed and entries must be turned in
to Lilly by twelve noon on No
The judges, W. A. Dahlberg, H.
C. Franchere, and Brownell Fra
sier, are selecting the winners
on the basis of originality, appli
cation to theme, and general ap
pearance. It has been suggested
by Lilly that the signs pertain
more to honoring Oregon men in
the service than to the collegi
ate theme of previous years.
Two large perpetual cups will
be awarded—one to the winning
women’s living organization and
one to the winning men’s living
There will be an important
meeting of all house sign chair
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According to reports from the
office of the dean of women,
Dorothy Wygant, of Eugene,
pledged Alpha Delta Pi; Betsy
Stwitevant ,of Modesto, Califor
nia, pledged Alpha Chi Omega;
Janet Fitzmorris, of Oakland, and
Barbara Blasinghame, of Fresno,
pledged Chi Omega.
Smokes for Soldiers’
Drive Begins Tuesday
“Well, let’s take the unusual
case of ‘Cobina Coed,’ who is al
ready such a . . . such a . . .
well, not to be unfair to Cobina,
but she really is a character.”
remarked campus social chair
man, Mary Bentley, when ques
tioned about the proper costume
for the forthcoming- AWS-spon
sored Coed Capers.
She has lovely eyes . . . limpid
pools of a muddy cast, hidden be
hind bi-focals. Her mouth, with
its special shade of graveyard
lipstick, has a glamorous droop.
By contrast, her chin is insig
‘‘She has an achingly slim fig
ure, similar to those adorning the
pages of ‘Vogue.’ The rattling
you hear when she approaches
isn’t her charm bracelet. It's her
skeletal system gently clacking.”
‘‘Cobina has beautiful hair.
She bleached the front piece in
California 'g.g.' style, then tried
to cover it up with a brown rinse.
It turned green.” In other words,
Cobina is a . . witch.”
‘‘Cobina is going to the Capers
at Gerlinger the eve of Novem
ber 12. She just can’t make up
her mind what to wear,” Mary
went on. ‘‘Now, people like Co
bina Coed don't have any trou
ble finding unusual costumes for
the Capers, because owing to
their gruesome appearance they’d
naturally win at least consolation
She continued, “Remember the
scrap drive? Well, all you coeds
who aren’t Cobinas will have to
be looking for something excep
tional in the way of costumes.
Clean out your closet. Rummage
through the basement.”
Costumes, for each organiza
tion under the direction of Alva
Granquist, are getting rapidly in
order for the feminine frolic. Eu
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Rally Dance Slated
The football game broadcast
between the Ducks and the
Bears may be heard today in
Gerlinger hall. At the same
time a rally dance will be given
at the far end of the hall for
those who prefer to dance.
The game broadcast is spon
sored by the rally squad, and
will be heard ever station
KOIN in Portland. The game
will last from 1:30 to 4:30. The
purpose of the broadcast is to
enable all students who wish to
listen to enter into the spirit of
The dance will be informal,
a no-date affair, and is free to
all students on the campus.
Donald Stephens and Brimin
na Vrang are in charge of the
dance for the rally squad.
Cokes will be on sale during
Collection Depots Awaiting
Goal of IOOO Packs a Day
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week will
be set aside for the collection of cigarettes for the men at
Camp Adair, according to Rohda Harkson, head of the cam
Although these are the only three days given to the drive,
Miss Harkson has set the sale soal at 3000 nackairpc wtnVt.
The thrilling story of how an
unidentified Negro mess attend
ant rescued a raft-load of wound
ed seamen was related by En
sign Robert N. Adrian, a former
Oregon student, over an NBC
radio broadcast this week.
Adrian revealed that as the
U. S. destroyer Gregory was on
her way to relieve the embat
tled marines on Guadalcanal, she
was- sunk by enemy action.
Wounded in the legs and face, he
drifted until sighting one of the
Gregory’s life-rafts. It was al
ready overloaded with wounded
men, but he managed to get on.
The raft started to drift sea
ward. Then the powerful Negro
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means that almost every student
on the campus will be expected
ito buy at least one package for
the collection boxes. Each day of
the drive 1000 should be sent in,,
| Boxes for the collection will be.’
set in convenient spots around
•the campus. Miss Harkson plane,
to have them at the College Side,
the Co-op, Taylor’s, YMC.A,
YWCA, and Gerlinger hall. It.
will be hard to miss them, she
explained, because big sigma,
"Buy a Pack for a Buddy,” will
be in plain sight over each collec
A USO representative has been
appointed in each, of the campus
living organizations, Miss Hark
son said, to be in charge of the
house’s donations. Each one will
be responsible for his own box,
she said, and may use his own
'discretion as to how the house
will go 100 per cent. There is no
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Short Silks Favored
3 to I for Dorsey Dance
By EDITH NEWTON
Three to one, it would be short silks for the T. Dorsey dance if
the majority of students questioned by an Emerald reporter last nighl
had their way.
That’s the way it looked after a survey of opinions was made*
among a cross-section of students from various parts of the campus.
As random calls were made to dorms, co-ops, fraternities, sororities*,
and students living at home the vote grew strongly in favor of tho
short silk dresses and heels for women and suits- for the men.
Thinking of the alums visiting the campus for Homecoming, sev
eral students mentioned the trouble of bringing formal attire in a
suitcase, as well as the fact that many of the visitors wouldn't know
about the need for formals and would feel out of place if the students
were all in formals.
“Sweaters and skirts look too sloppy, and it will bo too crowded .
for long dresses,” commented one coed, as she considered the proper
clothes for the -affair. - - -
Thinking about the financial situation, someone .said that since
the tickets were costing so much, boys shouldn't be bothered w;th
the extra expense of the lavish corsage a formal would call for.
Short silks seem like the type of thing for the annual dance a
dormitory girl said, and her statement was fortified by the person
who mentioned that the many extra details and expenses of a formal
dance seemed inappropriate at this time.
One business-minded Oregon student brought up the questma
of the extra space formal clothes would take up in the luggage ol"
alums, “and after all, that would be unnecessary transportation.”
“Who wants a bunch of formals in a crowd like that,” was tho
opinion of one sophomore, as she thought of what the crowded situa
tion might do to her long dress.
This is war time, and unnecessary frills should be avoided, some
one said, and mentioned that the University of Washington haq
banned all formals and corsages for the duration.
“This is Homecoming and not a formal occasion,’’ one of the'
interviewed men said. He thought there would be plenty of sport:*
dances w-hich left this dance as a specially good one to have as a
short silks and suits affair.
With simplicity the keynote for the duration, short silks seemed
the proper answer to the clothing problem, according to one of The
girls who brought u pthe subject of hove much more comforta1 h>
short siiks would be than the long dresses and tuxes a formal d:-.r. _t>
would call for.