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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1943)
RAY SCHRICK, Editor; BETTY BIGGS SCHRICK, Business Mgr.
G. Duncan Wimpress, Managing Editor; Marjorie Young, News Editor;
John J. Mathews, Associate Editor
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Connie Fullmer, Circulation Manager.
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<7<4e Political Qu*a . . .
TPHE fa-11 term quiet on the political front was like a two
minute’s silence at a football game. The situation was un
precedented. The cause was decision of last year's executive
council to postpone freshman class organization until winter
Slowly now, things are beginning to stir. The political guns
are polished, and they may begin to boom any day. A major
issue is taking shape: Should the freshmen organize at all in
this war year? One thing is certain. The question must be
faced head-on and immediately. Winter term enters its second
week, and Steve Worth, who is in charge of freshman organiza
tion presents in this morning’s Emerald (page one) three alter
natives that he sees to the issue. These will be presented to
the executive council for further action.
* * *
rTvHE question involves more than the present freshman class.
This is only the first step, the first problem which must
be faced through the war haze which hangs over student gov
ernment. Ultimate questions concern every class, ASUO gov
ernment, publications and every University activity. As and
when reserves are called out, is all semblance of student gov
ernment to disappear for the duration; is there to be a middle
road of semi-curtailment, or is it going to be student govern
ment as usual?
The ultimate issues affect every student through class and
ASUO affiliations. The class of ’46 question is curtain raiser
to the entire show which will follow in these next two terms.
The day of decision is near. Hazy events are taking shape.
They arc about to crystalize into action.
^Jte (leal Jdeade/ii.. . .
rJ'M I F, United States doesn't train leaders in college lor noth
ing-, and after this War, the United States is going to be a
world leader. In this role, it is going to take men, and women,
who know how to lead.
It is going to be up to us to see that economic conditions in
other countries do not enable new Hitlers to arise. One of
the surest protections against a dictator is a citizenry with full
()ur resources, our productive machinery today are such
that no persons, any place in the world, need starve. It is going
to be part of our leadership role to see that citizens of other
nations do have the economic necessities of life.
Without destroying competition, it is entirely possible to
give everyone at least a minimum standard of living. W e realize
that the absolute equality of all mankind does not exist, that
some people by breaks of birth or luck may have the jobs while
other capable men may be without bread. If we are to lead
we must prepare the way for the minimum wants of living.
* * *
npilhe fight to win the war is our great challenge now. But
somedav, the last shot will be fired, and our forces will re
turn home to reconstruct a peaceful world destroyed by war's
Just as there is great call for leaders in our army campaigns,
so there will be even greater call for educated leaders in the
world of peace. When we study today, we train for immediate
war. But we train also for the new world of plenty that will
follow this war. The war is global and so must be the peace.
The rationing program is getting so broad in scope that peo
ple can hardly tell what to hoard next.
* * *
A Ye heard "White Christmas" from Armistice Day or short
ly after up till Christmas; now it will be the new hit “Abra
ham" up till Lincoln’s birthday.
Local musicians are now mak
ing with the shifty eyes and the
face buried in the crook of the
arm routine. In the nine phone
calls yesterday I gathered enough
information to fill all my remain
ing colms for the year, but at
tached to every morsel of gossip
was the undertone plea, “But for
God’s sake don’t print THAT!’’
This place would be a priceless
find for Republic studios.
* * s=
Band boss George Carey has
come up with the idea that, since
a not insignificant percentage of
the musician shortage hereabouts
is due to the musicians’ wives,
female friends, and similar im
pedimenta, a band widows’ club
should be set up so that these
curls wouldn’t object so strenu
ously to the boys’ trips on week
ends. Seems Herb Widmer, Bob
Sell, and others love their music
but they love their women more.
Bro. Carey figures that if the gals
could get together, they wouldn’t
mind letting their men continue
in the band business. This in turn
would relieve the lamentable sit
uation created by the shortage of
active playing men. Hm.
William Lindley, our friend
who held the editor’s bicycle key
for ransom until an agreement
came through for a full page of
movie news, informs us that Hol
lywood is going band-crazy. Co
lumbia’s “Reveille with Beverly”
(sister flicker to “Vomit with
Mohomet”) screens—for proba
bly three frames each—the crews
of Bob Crosby, Duke Ellington,
Freddie Slack, and Count Basie.
Brothers Ellington and Crosby
also hold pieces of paper with
MGM. The rest of Metro’s taste
appears a trifle commercial, you
might even say mousey, for it
calls for Dick Jurgens, Kay Ky
ser, Vaughn Monroe, and Jimmy
Dorsey. The same studio is ru
mored to have signed also Harry
James, Gene Krupa, and T. Dor
Accompanying is a shot of
Trudy Erwin, Kyser canary, who,
I'd say from the pose, is starred
on the Listerine program.
The Trcjans and Bruins have
formed a joint bond and stamp
drive. They have set their mark
at 52,000,000, and have already
passed the 51,000,000 mark.
—California Daily Bruin
j I Cover the Campus
By FRED BECKWITH
Now is the time for all good pledges to cast fearful glances
about them, purchase a pair of concrete pants, and two dozen
boxes of pills for “Health Week.” . . .
. . . Our over-worked grapevine indicates that the Theta
Chis are selecting a Queen from the bevy of young ladies who
will be at their pledge dance Friday night. Who will be the
lucky girl? Your guess is as good as mine. . . .
TRUDY ERWIN . . .
. . . sings for Kay Kyser.
By LYNN JOHNSON
The red bear is at it again.
Hitler has found one of the specie
which doesn’t go into hibernation
in the winter. On the contrary
the Nazis are facing the most
serious threat of the war in the
present threefold Russian offen
sive which is rapidly driving the
Germans from the Caucasus oil
lands, grinding down the forces
besieging Stalingrad, and routing
the invader from key points in
the northern front.
Axis losses in men and ma
terial are terrific because the
speed of the Soviet thrusts is too
great to allow an orderly with
drawal. In some cases the re
treating enemy infantry have
thrown away their rifles, a move
made only in the most desperate
To the south the Germans at
tempted a strong tank attack
(Please turn to page eight)
Parade of Opinion
By Associate Collegiate Press
Public opinion, backed by
strong men behind a conference
table and not merely idealists
and dreamers, will mold the peace
after this war, Dr. Henry J. Bru
man, assistant professor of geog
raphy at Pennsylvania State col
lege, declares in outlining a four
point peace plan.
Dr. Bruman believes we must
start now to think about terms
on which peace can be main
tained, and he lists the following
four steps for a lasting peace:
1. A program of re-education
and indoctrination for democracy
in the conquered countries. To do
this will probably take a lifetime,
gradually placing into positions
of power youth who have been
taught the principles of freedom
2. Military occupation of Ger
many, Italy, and possibly Hun
gary with maintenance of an
army of occupation in these
countries for at least 8 to 10
years, and perhaps a whole gen
eration during the re-education
3. Compulsory military train
ing in the United States for ev
ery male citizen to provide a
large standing army.
4. Generous boundary allot
ments to Germany and Japan,
and equally generous allotments
of sources of adequate raw ma
terials. Germany should be given
Austria and the Sudeten Ger
“I fervently hope the powers
in Russia and the English-speak
ing peoples will be able to arrive
at a mutually satisfactory agree
ment regarding the nature of the
peace,” Dr. Bruman concludes.
”If such harmony does not come
about, we shall have lost the
. . . Tn-ueit-ZiOe r-iirueneia an
nexed a Phi Delt pin from Rod
Taylor on New Year’s eve . . .
Sounds like a good way to s/""^).
the year off. . .
Overheard in these hallowed
halls by a pensive senior lass:
“It’s better to be kissed by a
fool than fooled by a kiss.”
Seems like the Alpha Chi
Omegas kinda got themselves
engaged over the holidays: Anna
Voderburg, sister of the Fiji’s
famous Hank, totik a ring from
Chuck Haener, Who is marking
time in California, preparing to
go into the air corps; Ruth Zur
brick and Doug Olds of La
Grande are contracted, and Mary
Arkley is flashing a sparkler from
Beta Bill Lyon.
Jawn Mathews has a brilliant
radio deal brewing with KORE,
but at this writing it’s in its in
fancy stage. . .
Frank Watson is really knock
ing himself out behind the col >'•
ter over at the Side. They say
the concoctions he’s been whip
ping up for the customers lately
. . . And welcome back to Fiji
Alan Foster who spent his New
Year’s even in the worst way
possible—he- was in the campus
. . . They tell me that Granny
Abbott had a veddy, veddy suc
cessful social gathering at his
Berkeley abode over the holi
. . . That handsome, tall law
yer confides that he’s having
his first blind date in two years.
. . . The lucky gal is a Gamma
Phi. . . .
The Kappa date-booking so
ciety is arranging social engage
ments for all of the cute new .4
tie K.K.G. pledges at—the Fiji
house. . . .
The Sig Epn are complaining
that they won’t have any pledges
left after next Sunday’s big in
itiation. . . .
... A certain Alder street fra
ternity was making too much
noise Tuesday night to suit its
neighbors. Hardly the pranks of
Coca Cola admirers. . . .
. . . The government’s new vic
tory tax will shortly hit bus and
trgdn companies, an unofficial
statement indicates. It'll be 5 per
cent for the government out of all
total profits for the railroads and
It’s old news by now by AOPi
Carrol Pageler has had John
Denning's Fiji pin for a couple
of months. ...
. . . Dot Flanery of the sarilc
house applied for a marriage li
cense today with Delt Tom
Watts. . .
Tri-Delt Marilyn Beard had a
tall admirer in such a daze yes
terday that he bumped into four
people in a row in front of the
fizz-ed building. . . .
. . . Kinda looks like that’s the
limit of the chatter and patter
for now, but if you know some
thing vital that we don’t, slip
the dope on a piece of paper and
shoot in to the Emerald, care of
this column . . . For the most
original news, we will offer a
free ticket to the 1943 Rose Bo ^
game. . . .
Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt has ac
cepted electio as a member of
the board of trustees of Hobart
and William Smith colleges.