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Oregon H* Emerald
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WEBFEET should be careful not to play the
Axis game of "bits and pieces”—a game in
which the careless pass along bits of gossip about
movements of pals in the service, and the enemy
pieces them into a pattern which the armed forces
have been trying to conceal. Above all, guard
your lips in “bull sessions,” for it is here that you
are most inclined to let down the bars.
JVa HamLikelll ^okUxaa^ . . .
'HE bombshell that threatened to explode in the lap of the
executive council Thursday afternoon proved to be a dud.
Quietly, Steve Worth, first vice-president of the ASUO, out
lined three possible courses of action the council might follow
in organization of the freshman class. One would have elimin
ated organization for the duration (“because of possible lethar
gy in cooperation”) ; a second would have eliminated organi
zation for all-time (“because freshmen might have different
political cleaveage with an extra year of no politics” and be
cause “there might be less upper class control of freshman poli
tics”) ; the third proposal would carry out winter term organi
Worth presented no recommendation on the three programs.
He offered them for council consideration and council action.
JJIETLY, members discussed the three proposals. One
member suggested "it wouldn’t help to postpone elec
tions one year; they could still be upper-class controlled. An
other followed it up, that the fall term delay was enough to
“acclimate” freshmen to their class members and campus. A
third suggested the value of maintaining class spirit, this de
spite the difficulties of war-time.
When the most startling proposal of the meeting came (to
nominate and elect officers all the same night), members ac
cepted it in stride, discussed its values; It would “clean up”
entire organization in the one night, saving time; it would in
sure heavy attendance at the nominating assembly; students
who often turn out just to vote, would for once hear the con
stitution their class would adopt.
The motion came “ . . . to organize prior to January 15,
at discretion of the first vice president ... to draw up a con
stitution ... to ratify the constitution, nominate and elect offi
cers at the same meeting, with at least wo previous notices in
the Emerald.” The motion passed unanimously.
There had been no bombshell. The discussion that might
have lasted into evening was over in less than a half-hour.
Freshman class organization will carry on despite the war.
* * *
NEW weapon has been developed in Europe.
Everywhere the swastika flies oppressed people—little
people you meet on the street—have found ways of digging
sharply at the Hun horde. Sometimes these • stabs have proved
expensive, even fatal, but they show the spirit is not conquered
so easily as the body, and are vivid illustrations of the real
meaning of “morale.”
The Office of War Information has released a number of
stories picturing these stabs. Some are brave, some are tragic,
a few are plain funny. One of these last tells about an old
Dutch woman arrested for listening to BBC broadcasts from
London, and hailed into a Nazi court.
“Why did you do this?" asked the judge.
“Whv, your honor,” she replied, “Hitler told us he would
be in London by October, 1940. 1 have been listening every
day since then. T surely would not want to miss der Fuehrer.”
Now the allies can add contempt to their list of weapons.
-J- J- M.
(Editor’s Note: Last week Vice
President Wallace delivered to the !
nation an address on the aims,
needs, and possible forms of the
peace to follow this war. Column
ist Henry McLemore in a nation
ally syndicated article took Mr.
Wallace to task for talking peace |
before the war is won. Now A1 !
Larsen, a regular contributor to
the Emerald, takes up the cudgel
for the vice-president.)
By AL LARSEN
The cleverness of Henry Me- '
Lemore, when he proposes a halo
for Wallace for “gettitng his
mind off the war” should be for
given, for McLemore’s quips
about peace planning show a dire
lack of equipment for considering
such a vital subject.
A political-economic crisis as
great as that faced by the colo
nies at the time of the American
revolution is approaching the .
T T14- ^ C!tntAr< 1 inltu I
fort by the United Nations at
war must preserved and extended
into a world at peace if coopera
tion between nations is to pre
vent future armed conflicts. Tre
mendous changes in international
relationships do not just happen
to bring favorable results. They
must be planned and the ideolog
ical groundwork must be laid be
Mr. McLemore, and others, do
not seem to be aware that:
1. Discussing the peace does
not mean to stop the fighting.
2. Peace aims and plans are
powerful psychological weapons
3. People were told in the last
war to hang the Kaiser and dis
cuss the peace afterwards. Wil
son went to the peace conference
armed primarily with ideals—and
twenty years later a greater war
engulfed the world.
We lost the first round of the
war because we were unprepared.
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Dear Friends at Oregon:
We have been at sea for better than a month. There h^f ■
been few good opportunities to get a clear glimpse of a strange
land—what land I cannot disclose. Had I spun the globe a
year ago and picked a remote spot, I could have done no bet
ter than late has done tor me.
You know the rigid rules of
censorship. They are for our own
benefit and we all appreciate
this fact, and therefore do not
feel taxed. Since I see only men,
ship, and ocean, and it is not
If we lose the first round of the
peace we’ve lost the peace. (And,
in actuality, the war).
It is better to meet an unpre
dictable post-war situation with
our heads full of ideas and alter
natives than to meet it empty
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town every day with a baked ham
iinder her arm, trying to find
some nice looking soldier or sail
or to share it with her. So far,
all the soldiers and sailors she’s
met don’t seem to care for baked
ham. But perhaps you and oth
ers are having better luck than
Bessie. Whether it’s carrying
baked ham down town every day
or doing something else, we
should all do something about the
“share the meat” plan.
One article I read about it
said, "The meat output for the
present marketing year will be
more than 24 billion pounds.”
Along with other figures, it also
said, “Civilians will have to get
along on about 3'4 billion bounds
less than they’d like to have.” A
person with half a mind can see
that’s right—and I agree with
it! Speaking just for myself and
a hundred and thirteen million
others, I’d say that each of us
can easily get along on 314 bil
lion pounds less meat. Further
more, if it’s necessary we can get
along on 2'i billion pounds less!
And we’ll be glad to do it! After
all, we can use less meat more
than our allies and soldiers can.
That may sound a little confus
ing—what I mean is: We need
more meat less than they do.
Anyway, we should all try to
save meat and here’s a little tip
on how you can make it go far
ther when you have company.
Take a five pound roast of pork
or beef—that's the weekly ra
tion for two people. Cook it in a
slow oven and use plenty of gar
lic and seasoning so the aroma
will fill the whole house. When
your dinner guests arrive, leave
the door to the kitchen open.
How their mouths will water as
they sit waiting for dinner. Af
ter you feel your guests can’t
stand it any longer, call them in
to the dinner table and serve
them a nice snack of sardines and
potato salad. After sniffing the
roast for half an hour, sardines
will taste wonderful to them—
and next day you and your hus
band can warm over the roast for
your own dinner.
Of course, things like this
won’t completely solve the meat
problem, but they’ll help. And all
of us want to help, don't we?
Grade Does Meaty
Article on Rationing
By GRACIE ALLEN
Nowadays everybody is talking about Clark Gable being in
the Army and about sharing meat before we have rationing so
there will be enough for our boys in uniform. I don’t suppose
there’s any connection between these two subjects but anyway
everybody is talking about them. And many people are actu
ally sharing meat already. I know my sister Bessie goes down
advisable to write about men and
ship, that leaves me the ocean.
There is certainly plenty of it.
As one soldier put it, simply be
cause a guy does not get sea sick
does not necessarily mean that
he doesn’t get sick of the sea.
The ocean works a curious ef
fect on everyone. I’m no excep
tion. Being out here has increased
my respect for the navy, especial
ly the young sailors who man our
fighting craft. Enough cannot be
said about them. Dodging trouble
takes nerve; looking for it takes
It seems the most import;' -t
thing right now, though, is so-,..
A bath in ice water is not so hot, i
but without soap it’s close to im- !
possible. Officers supply a great
deal of their own equipment, and
that includes soap. Coming
aboard this struggle buggy in a
rush, I forgot to bring mine.
Those lifebuoy ads have their
The humorous people aboard
are the yardbirds. Yes, even
here. They brought ’em along be
cause they are an indispensable
part of the army. A yardbird is I
a jerk with a neutral personality I
backed up with a great deal of
misinformation which he peddles
at the most inopportune times.
He would much rather talk than
work. Because of this failing, he
Regardless of the $5000 edu
tion we are supposed to have
been given, our geography stinks.
I thought I knew something
about the world, but I shudder
every time a soldier asks me a
question about geography now.
I ask the rest of the army and
the result is the same.
I’m enjoying my trip. Ship's
watch takes only four hours a
day. The rest of the time I study
a new language, read geography,
and wade through the bull ses
Best regards to my friends and
hoping you will drop me a line at
Hq Det A.P.O. 3310
Care Postmaster, New Y ^
Wish you were here.
Lt. Ray Conroy
United States Army