Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 20, 1943, Image 1

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Non-Reservists Get 'New Lease’
Meteorologists Needed;
Civilians, ERC, Eligible
The army air corps meteorology training program is open
to men who are in no reserve, or who are in the army enlist
ed reserve. Men in the naval reserves and in advanced ROTC
are not eligible for training.
Dr. R. W. Webb, army meteorological representative, will
be on the campus Friday, January 22, to talk with any men
wnu axe im.ei-etsi.eu anu wnu were
unable to see him on Tuesday.
The training is not confined to
meteorology alone, hut is also
concerned with the problems of
the combat officer. As an exam
ple of the situations in which the
men may find themselves Dr.
Webb, who is a civilian on leave
from his duties as an assistant
professor of geology at UCLA, cit
ed the case of an officer sent to
• advance weather base in Afri
Uncler this situation he was
responsible for about 300 men.
His tasks included their protec
tion during attack, their problem
of housing and food and all the
other items with which an army
officer must deal.
The government is very par
ticular about the men it chooses.
The average cost of the training
given each man is 58000. Men
who evidence a continuing inter
est in a subject will be given pref
erence to the' men who have .high
grades but just take the courses
because they are prescribed.
Again Dr. Webb used an ex
ample, this one of the music ma
jor who took math because he
“liked it,” although he never got
above a “C” in any course. This
man was given preference over a
Ai Beta Kappa because of his
^continuing interest.’
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Grades Down
Second UOKing
Yell King Ted Loud, freshman
appointed fall term to replace
Earle Russell who was declared
ineligible, is also ineligible to
hold the position this term.
ASUO President Les Anderson
last night confirmed Loud’s scho
lastic ineligibility and announced
that petitions for the position
would be received until noon
Students wishing to try out for
the yell leader position should
turn in a petition and certificate
of eligibility to Carolyn Holmes,
second vice-president of the
ASUO, or to Anderson at the ed
ucational activities office prior
to Thrusday’s deadline.
The executive council will
choose Loud’s successor Thursday
afternoon, and the student chosen
will lead yells at the Friday and
Saturday night basketball games
in McArthur court.
Petitions should include the
student's former activities which
would prepare him for the posi
tion, as well as his reason for ap
Gladhanders’ Named
By Dads’ Day Chairman
Heads of the hospitality and contest committee for Dads’
Day were named Tuesday by Jim Thayer, chairman of the
Dads’ Day celebration. Mary Bush and Bob Henderson will
be in charge of hospitality, while Bob Mueller will work with
Clifford L. Constance, assistant registrar, in making the award
ui me iNurumu uujj given aunuai
ly to the organization with the
most fathers attending the Dads’
day celebration.
^^Each committee head will he
^Pven a complete outline of his
duties by Thayer this week. This
is approximately the same out
line that was presented to the
entire committee by Dean Karl
Onthank, executive secretary of
the Dads’ club, at their meeting
last week.
Faculty members have been
appointed to work with each
Dads’ day committee. Dean On
thank will work with Thayer;
Mrs. Genevieve Turnipseed, di
rector of dormitories, will work
with the luncheon committee;
Clifford Constance, assistant reg
istrar, will work with the contest
^ommittee; Virgil Earl, dean of
^Pen. registration committee; G.
W. Belknap, University editor,
with the promotion chairman;
and Mrs. Alice Macduff, assistant
dean cf women, will work with
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UO Cast Named
For 'St. Mark'
Cast of the forthcoming Uni
versity production “The Eve of
St. Mark,” was announced yes
terday by Horace Robinson, pro
fessor cf speech and drama.
The play is in two acts and
dramatizes the home and army
experiences of a private in the
first draft.
Cast Mamed
The cast is as follows: Deck
West, William Countryman; Nell
West, Margie Robinson; Zip
West, Robert Over; Neil West,
Clinton Hill; Cy Peter, T. Chio
lero; Ralph West, James Whis
enand; Janet Feller, Norma Ba
ker; Private Quizz West, Alan
Foster; Corporal Tate, Earle Rus
sell; Private Thomas Mulverojr,
One More Week
Tickets for the Military Ball,
January 30, will be on sale just
one more week at $1.25. After
that time all tickets will be
$1.50, according to Bob McKin
ney, ticket chairman.
These can be secured from
any senior advanced KOTC
member or at the Igloo.
Dr. Erb Picks
WA AC Aide
University women interested
in joining the armed forces of
their nation now have a faculty
adviser on the campus, since Miss
Mabel Wood, head of the home
economics department, was ap
pointed to the women’s auxiliary
army corps faculty adviser post
by Dr. Donald M. Erb, president
of the University.
Miss Wood was appointed af
ter Dr. Erb had received a re
quest from Mrs. Oveta Culp Hob
by, director of the WAACs, ask
ing that someone on the campus
"be placed in the adviser's posi
tion for girls interested in join
ing the women’s force.
All girls interested in going
into the service should contact
Miss Wood.
Wendell Webb
Depicts Midway
Midway Island under Japanese
fire will be described to the as
sociated students, by Wendell
Wrebb, who will relate his eye
witness account of the Southern
Pacific battles which he covered
for the Associated Press.
Additional entertainment at
this faculty-sponsored assembly,
will be “Thine Alone” sung by
James McMullen, baritone. He
will be accompanied by Betty
Jean Taylcr.
Webb will also address a public
luncheon at fhe Eugene hotel,
Thursday noon, sponsored' by the
Active club, and the chamber of
commerce on the same subject,
as well as speaking at the annual
state editors' conference held at
the journalism school on Janu
ary 22 and 23.
Webb lived in Iowa before he
came to Oregon to work on a Mc
Minnville paper. He later became
managing editor of the Coos Bay
Times. After working as night
editor of the Portland branch of
Associated Press, he was called
to foreign service. Since his re
turn from the battle area, he has
been employed on the San Fran
cisco Associated Press.
Infirmary Bans Visitors
Visitors to the infirmary will
not be allowed until further no
tice is given, according to Dr.
Fred Miller, director of the
health service.
This order is given because
of the increase of colds, flu,
respiratory diseases and other
contagious diseases.
SchofasficAxe HifsReserves;
Forty-Five Ducks Rouse Ire
OfUncleSam for Poor Grades
Forty-five University men have been, or will be, called to
active duty in the armed forces because of a low scholastic
standing fall term.
Proof that the armed services are serious when they say that
men must keep up average grades in order to stay on inactive
status has been given these men and there is no recourse.
Frosh Women
'Scan’ BMOC
Campus big shots will bo on
parade Thursday when Phi Theta
Upsilon, junior women’s service
honorary, introduces "big men
on the campus" to freshmen wo
men at an assembly in Gerlinger
hall at 4 p.m.
"This may be our last look at
the men, girls,” warns Miki
Campbell, BMOC assembly chair
man, grimly. "Better come to see
them while they’re still around.”
Introducing Skit
The BMOC will be presented
by means of a skit written and
directed by Helen Holden and
Helen Johnson, Miss Campbell
announced. Each "campus light”
will speak briefly.
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Why Not Get Sick: or
Sleeping Porches Are
Colder Than Infirmaries
Why is it in the morning
When sleep still fills your head,
And you know you’ve got an S
You want to stay in bed.
And yet when you're in the in
With comfort spread about,
Where you can rest for days and
You wish that you were put.
The fate of the university stu
dent depends upon his work thiy
term. Dr. Carl F. Kossack, armed
forces representative said, "Ev
ery officer I've talked with says
that work done this term will de
cide whether or not the university
student may receive further col
lege training once he is called to
duty.” This statement is not to
be taken as meaning- that men
will be called at the conclusion
of winter term, however. Graded
for winter term will play an im -
portant part in the decision of
the army, navy and marine corps)
with regards to the future of the
college student.
Men on the University campus
have been placed in three classi
fications, namely, (1) Students
with unsatisfactory grades -
they are the ones who are being
called right away ... (2) Stu
dents with grades which must bn
improved by mid-terms ... (3)
Students with a satisfactory past
and present scholastic record.
Mid Term
At mid term, cards will be Sent
to all professors of borderline
students. If the grades of these
students have not improved suf
ficiently to warrant their reten
tion in a reserve they will be
transferred to group one ami
face immediate induction.
Dr. Kossack is still interview
ing members of the naval reserve
individually to determine if they
will be permitted to remain in
In the words of Dr. Kossack,
"A word to the wise is sufficient,
better ‘get on the boat'.”
Veterans Education Fund
By giving war bonds to the service scholarship fund, later
to be given to service people, six fraternities have pledged to do
their part to help men and women returning from the armed
forces complete their education.
Other campus organizations are expected to make similar
pledges when they are contacted in the near future by mem
Pill Palace Fills;
Flu Ails Many
Although there is a prevalence
of colds, flu, and other respira
tory diseases on the campus, the
condition can not properly be
called an epidemic, according to
Dr. Fred N. Miller, director of
student health service.
The health service treated
nearly 175 students Monday
mostly for respiratory diseases.
This is approximately twice the
number treated during an aver
age day. Tuesday’s sick list was
more nearly normal.
Some Hit Bed
Most of the students treated
are going to classes. However, a
number were sent home to bed,
and a few of the more serious
cases were confined to the in
Although conditions on the
campus are not serious, Dr. Mil
ler stated that it is wise to fol
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bers ot the service scholarship
Fraternities were contacted
Tuesday by Leslie Brockelbank,
who reported that the Delta L'p
silon and Sigma Chi membei ,-i
have pledged to give a bond every
month toward increasing the fund
that wall be used later for edu
cational purposes.
A gift of one bond each term
to the scholarship fund was
promised by members of Pi Kap
pa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
Sigma Alpha Mu, and Sigma Phi
Other fraternities have been
contacted concerning the Service
Scholarship fund, but they have
not yet made definite decisions
concerning what they will do.
All other campus organizations:
will be contactecl in the future,
and Oge Young, chairman of the
service scholarship committee,
will give a full explanation of the
plan at heads of houses meeting
next week.
Yvonne Torgler is in charge of
the committee that will contact
all organizations. Members of her
committee are Leslie Brockelbank,
Gerd Hansen, Alva Granquist, am l
Edith Newton.