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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1942)
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mendays, holiday! and final
examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
He who knows and knows not that he knows,
Is asleep; wake him.
He who knows not and knows not that he knows not
Is a fool; kick him.
He who knows not and knows that he knows not
Is simple; teach him.
He who knows and knows that he knows
Is wise; follow him.
—Dean Allen wants to know who is the author of the
/1 2uedio*i Palicy . . .
A BOUT half of the “gripes” one hears around an editorial
office are about errors in fact or proofreading, and the
other half are about editorial policy.
The other day we received a copy of the Amherst Stud
ent, campus newspaper of the Amherst college in Massachu
setts. In that issue the editor gave his readers a straightfor
ward account of his editorial policy. Most of it can be applied
las well to the Emerald.
Said Editor Warren Weaver, Jr.:
Wrj~'HE FUNCTIONS of our editorial page are not difficult
‘to define. Their purpose focuses on a value which is
primarily critical and secondarily entertaining. By criticism,
however, is indicated neither the labored wheeze of the pro
fessional cynic nor the feverish rantings of the stubborn an
tagonist; criticism involves the honest appraisal of both the
good and bad aspects of affairs about us and the straightfor
ward expression of that appraisal.
* * *
W'J'HERE are few individuals anywhere today who are
capable of an intelligent discussion of either the nation
al or international situation, and we have no claim to mem
bership in that august group. With this failing in mind any
reference we may make to the problems of the nation of the
war crisis will be confined to their relations to the university
student in general and to the Amherst college student in par
ticular. Here at least we have, if not a complete qualification
of knowledge, a sound backing of interest.”—J. L. B.
9t'l a Woman'& Wo^ild
CPECULATION runs rife o’er the feminine portion of the
campus, gaining' momentum daily. “How long before Ore
gon is a girls’ seminary?”
Some jokester will quip, “Ah, we’ll really have a woman’s
world!” But she’s not being funny, everyone knows it; it's
These speculators must not overlook the larger issue. It is
a woman's world, more so every day. The man’s world has
moved to the battlefield. The world behind the lines is wom
an’s, an indisputably essential one. The two are interdepend
ent. Men have been forced to abandon their tools, the work
heretofore exclusively theirs. Now they must depend on wom
en to keep their factories, their business, producing.
* * *
■yjyOMKN dreamed of equality—social, political, and eco
nomic—for centuries. College women led the fight, and
a measure of this equality was gained in the past century.
Now full realization is in sight. The requisite is to produce
The role of the woman welder has received great play in
production publicity. In the mechanical fields the feminine
half has taken hold, and begun to produce.
Administrative work, personnel management, accounting,
are among the business fields calling for women’s abilities.
Technical fields are wide open. To cite a few instances, tui
tion free courses are being given in personnel and labor rela
tions at the University of Southern California; the govern
ment is sponsoring radio training courses, paying all tuition
and laboratory costs; a bill passed by congress authorizes 50
Scholarships in meteorology to be given each year to college
graduates, preferably women, to re-build the personnel of
the U. S. Weather Bureau.
Away from mathematics, one finds the linguistic demand
great. Diplomatic services and special investigation offices
are crying for women who know a foreign language. After
the war, this field will be even broader. Further information
regarding occupations is available in Dean Kaarl \Y. On
*}c sjc %
The scope of the phrase “a woman's world" is illimitable.
College graduates have always been looked to as the lead
ers. Educated women led the struggle for equality; today's
college women cannot afford to limit their thinking to the
‘‘seminary” aspect and student outlook. There is essential
jyork to be done. They must lead.—J. ^Y.
By JOHN J. MATHEWS
Next item of fare on the cam
pus music menu will be the not
sufficiently - ballyhooed Thanks
for - giving jig tomorrow eve.
Though the band personnel has
not been definitely set, three of
the most likely lads for the line
up are Herb Widmer, strictly top
flight tenor man from the Geo.
Carey gang; Eddie Johnson,
from his own ultra-fine outfit,
and the number one trumpet man
on the campus, A1 Kasmeyer. If
the rest of the rhythm, reeds, and
brass give even decent support
to these lads, the musical end of
the affair will be a success.
* * a:
The 50 couples who dug the
Sig Ep house potty at the Eu
gene last weekend were the luck
iest souls on the campus.
Gene Leo, the great stone face,
sat expressionless behind the
1917 Maytag and played some of
the most electrifying choruses we
have heard in many a moon. The
guy is amazing. He sits there
staring glassily at the third knot
hole in the 17th plank from the
east end of the floor while his
fingers strike stuff |that will
make your hair curl. Yeah, I
know I’ve said he was good be
fore, but he’s worth all the plug
ging he’ll ever get out of a small
time col’m like this one.
Perhaps the least appreciated
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516 COLLEGE STADIUMS'
INI THE COUNTRY WITH A TOTAL
SEATING CAPACITY OF 5J68.ZOO OR .
AN AVERAGE OF 10,000 PER SCHOOL/
Way back when Wisconsin rrst played
MINNESOTA IN FOOTBALL, THE WISCONSIN TEAM
TROTTED OUT ON THE FIELD WEARING TOP
HATS. THE STUNT SO INFURIATED THE
GOPHERS THAT THEY DRUBBED THE BADGERS
WAS THE FIRST OF
SEVEN CONSECUTIVE Y
AT MIAMI UN IV.
Join «VJAm-NAZI SINKW3 FUND
^uy WAR STAMPS!
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By BILL LINDLEY
One of the good ideas which Hollywood ..producers have
had and have used to advantage for several -years is that if
you take a New York stage play, change the dialogue a little,
add a few different sets, and then film it, you will have a
smash hit. ^
Take “My Sister Eileen” as a slap-happy example.^ in
fact it seems that practically anyone in New York will take
Eileen, for that’ sthe whole story.
Siberia’s Future-- j
By NICK RIASANOVSKY
Siberia is certainly a land of the future. Far from being
as imagined by many a foreigner, a snowy waste, this enor
mous country is rich in almost every conceivable raw ma
terial. Many large rivers run across Siberia. Biggest forests
in the world stand there. The climate is cold, and—in the
north—very cold, but still the country is quite inhabitable.
Under Siberian soil there is gold
and silver, coal and iron, oil and
radium, to name just some of
the mineral resources. Siberia is
a veritable paradise for the fur
rier, the hunter, and the fisher
Siberia belongs all the more to
the future because it has never
been very important in the past.
No great civilization has ever
existed there. From times im
memorial Siberia was peopled by
nomadic tribes—shepherds and
hunters. Even now its population
is extremely scarce—twelve and
a half millions for 4,831,882
Russian penetration into Si
beria, led by the famous Kossack
Ermak, began in the sixteenth
century. The kossacks, the out
laws, the furriers were the first
to move eastward. These pioneers
often covered distances un
equalled even in the American
westward expansion. Only very
gradually the churches, schools,
universities, hospitals, theaters,
museums, libraries, appeared in
Siberia. The trans-Siberia rail
road was completed in 1898.
The special conditions of life
in Siberia produced the particu
lar Siberian type, which for ob
vious reasons bears a consider
able resemblance to the Ameri
can frontiersman. A Siberian is
characterized by self-reliance, in
dependence, persistence, rugged
ness, and a democratic attitude
toward his fellow-men. Serfdom
never took roots in Siberia.
The development of Siberia is
even now in its early stage. True,
Soviet government was quick to
realize the vast significance of
this great country. After the
first two Five-Year plans made
Russia an industrial country, the
aim of the Third Five-Year plan
was to shift the industrial center
eastward by a tremendous devel
opment of Siberia.
A considerable amount of work
had been accomplished before the
Germans struck. Perhaps, Ger
mans attacked Russia in 1941
because they saw that when the
third Five-Year plan would be
completed Russia will be practi
Japanese are, of course, also
interested in Siberia. Their best
army is standing for years on the
Siberian border. As a matter of
fact, many authorities are sur
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Ruth Sherwood. (Rosalind Rus
sell) and her sister Eileen (Janet
Blair) come to New York from
Columbus, Ohio, all ready to
crash the city in a day or two
with their talents, but it seems
that they are unnoticed by any
one of importance. Ruth falls for
a magazine editor (Brian
Aherne), leaving sister to han
dle the fifty-odd wolves who
seem attracted- to their small
room in a Greenwich Village
Line for Each
Sometimes they come one at a
time; sometimes they come in
droves, but sister' Eileen has a
line for each and every one.^of
them, and the way in whict® , le
plays the whole field at once is
nothing short of amazing.
The story seems to be built
around the characters of the
neighborhood. There is the too
friendly air raid warden, and the
football player who runs around
in shorts all day while his wife
is at work, and the six Portu
guese marine cadets who drop in
to do the conga. And on top of
all this, construction workers are
blasting for a subway beneath
Rating: Completely slapstick—
but good. Rosalind Russell puts
over her risque dialogue with
that certain punch which she
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It's Our War
By NORMA TREVORROW
ADPi's Marty Beard, Mary El
len Smith, and B. A. Stevens
and AOPi’s Alice Chatman and
Gladys Stevenson went beet-pull
ing Saturday a la Levi's under
water-proofed raincoats and mud.
Disillusionment came when beets
turned into “mangle,” used to
feed cows, but was closely fol
lowed by the sublime revelation
of 60 cents an hour.
A fine suggestion from Salvage
Co-chairmen Bill Lilly and Marge
Curtis: Give up having gravy for
dinner for just two nights. Those
fats and oils are really not good
for anything but a spare tire
anyway. And justi think of that
lovely complexion in the days
following. This little act would
really double the amount of fats
and scraps collected for salvage.
Remember that the proceeds
eventually come right back to
you in another forpi of gravy af
ter the war.
Two More Enlist
Sig Eps Chuck Herman and
Bob Wells enlisted Friday, were
gone Saturday—just like that.
Incidentally, it may be intei^)
ing to some that, stated closed are
military police corps, ordnance
department, quartermaster corps,
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