Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 23, 1943, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon if Ememlb
G. Duncan Wimpress, Managing Editor; Marjorie Young, News Editor;
John J. Mathews and Ted Bush, Associate Editors
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Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and final
examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice. Eugene, Oregon.
We An&n't etuHable . . .
“If people on the coast knew just half of the conditions
under which soldiers and sailors are fighting, I think they
could conform a lot more pleasantly with restrictions, both
voluntary and compulsory, imposed on them.”
* * * *
'\1I7'ENDELL Webb, war correspondent, knows the words
he speaks, because he has seen the war from both sides.
From his ringside seat at Midway, he saw United States armed
force in action. He’s back home now to see how the “other
half” lives on the continent. And World War II is a strange
about face from World War I.
In 1917-18 it was booming morale on the home front that
kept the soldiers going. The flag-waving and ultra-enthusiasm
carried over the thousands of miles of ocean. And when the ’
marines landed they knew the 101 per cent backing they had
from home. No home curtailment was too great if it would
help the “Yankee doodle hoy” or the “grand old flag” marching
over there. University students pitched in with enthusiasm as
they dug trenches on the campus and marched in the home
guard that might some day go across.
* * * *
JN World War II highest morale rests on the fighting side.
The “expendables” of Bataan, the marines of the Solomons,
and the navy men of Midway show how far our forces over
seas will go. It’s stories of Eddie Rickenbacker’s 21 days on the
Pacific that pull home morale along. Instead of home morale
pushing the fighting forces, a Dieppe raid and a second front
in Africa boast home production another notch toward all
out war.
When we see how tar morale has advanced since Congress
almost refused to hold draftees an extra year in service, our
home record doesn’t seem too bad. But when we compare it
to the average three-second life of a tail gunner in a bomber,
it doesn’t look quite so good. The Japanese who scorned our
mumbling fumbling democracy have learned to respect U. S.
marines of Guadalcanal and New Guinea. The home front of
1943 still has far to go to merit a similar respect. In 1918 it was
this “similar respect” which won the war.
r 1'IIE library made the headlines this week, and good news
it was.
Labor shortages have been marked throughout the campus
district this year as elsewhere. First house-boys were scarce,
then the dorms reported a dearth of workers. Meanwhile, the
library cinched its belt and cut down on special services in tune
with the times.
Although the first named shortages quickly called forth
gripes, and satisfactory solutions, it took longer for the import
of the library situation to sink in. At first small inconven
iences were dismissed with a ‘Vest la guerre” nonchalance. But,
gradually small things like the check room and the browsing
room began to be missed, then complaints began to sound. At
last, word came this week, that browsing room hours had been
extended; evening hours had been added. And accompanying
that good news came announcement of the re-opening of the
check, or cloak, room.
* H* * *
“J^AMKS make news" the saying goes, and that old saw was
never truer. Names made this news: Phi Theta, Mortar
Board, Kwama, ISA, and Jeff Kitchen. The first three are names
naturally and always connected with campus service; it was
the volunteering of their members this time to man the check
room and browsing room that started the thing. Now. the In
dependent Students' association has taken over the check room
As for the personal name on the list, "Jeff Kitchen,” it is that
of the founder and guiding spirit of the whole undertaking.
Behind this new wrinkle in service work, lies a new organiza
tion, the student librarv council, w hich Kitchen, Oregana busi
ness manager, will head. Presidents of campus li\'ng organ
izations will sit on the council which is designed t > give stu
dents a voice in determining the policy of the librarv and to
keep the browsing room open.
No longer need it be said that because of the war we can’t
expect good service. Students are providing their own g' oj
She was crying. In her eyes
was that I’ve - been - hit - by a
snowball look.
“Who done it?’’ I asked.
“That brute over there,” she
I turned, and marched over to
the culprit, intent on teaching
him to not only respect American
womanhood, but also the girls
who attend the University of Ore
“See here,” I sneered.
He faced me. I noticed he was
large, as snowball-flingers go. I
noticed, of course, that he was a
bit larger than I.
“You got a match?” I asked.
He handed one over. I put it in
my pocket. I don't smoke, but I
give hotfoots.
So does Ralph Lind. Yesterday
he was giving Dick Kiehl a hot
foot, and during the presentation
Kiehl woke up.
“Hey, what are you doing?”
"Giving you a hotfoot,” an
nounced Lind.
“Thanks,” responded Kiehl,
and went back to sleep. This cold
weather is wonderful.
There’s snow denying, that no
school Friday was as welcome
as Dune Wimpress at the Pi Phi
house. Most of us had tests.
The Pi Kaps have just gotten
around to cleaning their walks.
The Fijis battled the Kappas to
a draw in a snowfight early the
first morning of the tardy white
Christmas, and were invited to
breakfast. A Canard attachment
battled Hen hall yesterday after
noon, and then supped with their
foes that night.
One of the numerous casualties
was J. Warren Teter, Oregana
photographer. Not only was he
hit in the eye, but he was also
hit right smack in the camera,
and suffered a broken shutter.
Use a Different Word
N-U-C-L-E-U-S is one of the
most frequently misspelled words
in the English language, at least
by college students, according to
Harold V. Anderson, chemistry
professor at Lehigh university.
For 15 years he has listed every
misspelling of the word discov
ered in written work of his stu
dents. He has found it spelled 61.
different ways, and spelled in
correctly hundreds of times.
| I Cover the Snowfield
. . . This is the saga of snowville, of broken panes and hearts
... of wet hands and faces, and snow fights in strange places . ..
of slush and'mush . . . and the crunching of a white substance
under the pressure of many foot-walkers . . .
. . . And picked up in passing, the well known birdie shot
the following tid-bits to me on the run:
Beta Warren Finke and Jeannette Torney, that blonde dream
What’s in a Name?
Two girls with, the same name
at Louisiana State university
found that this little phrase
meant a lot. When one of the
girls was asked for a dance date
and accepted, she spent the eve
ning sitting in her room the night
of the dance because her date had
had confused her with another
girl of the same name.
-—The Reveille
Basketball Background
Tri-Delt sorority at Oregon
State college has as its house
mother Mrs. Florence Naismith,
wife of the late Dr. James A. Nai
smith, inventor of basketball.
Men’s Week
Men at UCLA have set aside
one week during which they do
just about what they please.
During this week a Campus Wolf
will be elected, and ration books
will be distributed to insure a
“ration cn Passion.’’
Greek Tragedy
The drama department at
UCLA has produced a modern
ized version of the Greek play
Sophocles’ “Electra.’’ The drama
will be presented with simple
stage settings and an individual
ized use of the Greek chorus.
—Daily Bruin
College Faculty Drop
A report issued from the Unit
ed States office of education
shows that the number of college
and university teachers in the
United States has dropped 5 per
cent between the fall of 1941 and
-—The Stanford Daily
Don’t Spare the Red
A Nazi educational publication
recommends that teachers in the
eastern occupied territories em
ploy “weighty canes . . . for in
struction purposes.”—(ACP)
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who lived at the Alpha Phi house,
plan to ring the weddin’ bells in
March or June . . . Paul Moore
re-hung his Maltese Cross on
Theta Phyliss Van Petten . 'I
The ADPi snow fort was de
stroyed by the Theta Chis and Pi
Kaps . . . George Godfrey, for
mer news bureau head here, and
now a first looey in the public
relations division at Camp Adair,
paid, the shack a visit yesterday.
It Happened Here
Scott Mindolovich, that Canard
clubber, had a pleasant experi
ence the night of the Senior Ball.
He was dateless on the eve of the
function, when suddenly a myste
rious phone call came to him,
and a voice asked him if he would
like a blind date. With fingers
crossed, he accepted. The next
night, a smartly tailored suit ar
rived, and he slipped in it as if it
were tailor made. He went to Hen
hall, waited patiently downstairs,
looking at each girl to see if she
were the one, and finally his w
man showed up. And she turn.,,
out to be a queen. Yes, Jack,
And when the lights almost
went out Thursday night, the
most perplexed people on cam
pus were those Radio Worship
pers who were doing a broadcast
and had. a momentary case of the
jitters. Director Kenneth Wood
was all set to call for an ad lib
jam session . . . Betty McTavish
smashed her arm through a win
dow of the Tri-Delt house, and
consequently is now wearing that
injured member in a sling. . . .
That Warren Christensen-Billie
Marshall deal is moving right
along. . . .
Cancelled Pins
Jeanne Villaire has cancelled
her steady-going plans with The
ta Chi Bill Davis, and althou'^
she still dates the man, she do«
likewise with a Fiji . . . Curt
Wellborn, SAE, is a steady guy,
especially where Jody Hume is
concerned . . . That tall lawyer
may have a double interest in
the Gamma Phi house now, after
a recent dessert. . . .
Red-head of the week: Janet
Harney. . . .
Novelty of the week: Date-ra
tioning. . , .
Famous last words: "Here’s
Morgan? Never heard of him or
John Lauc has ordered a new
pigger’s guide. For why, we can’t
say. ...
Hank Voderburg’s sojourn in
the infirmary was marked by the
arrival of a mysterious bouquet
of flowers . . . One of the prim
cipals in a famous Hollywo> /
trial now, formerly was an ush
erette at a Eugene theater, and
was escorted around town by a
famous pigskinner. . . .
A math book, some unidentified
jive on the radio, and a Saturday
night date are all calling, so we’ll
cap the lid on this stuff for now.
and shuffle off left. Take it easy.
Snow fun, i you don’t. . . .
Want to Be a Captain?
A Yale professor suggests
teachers be provided with “suit
able uniforms or insignia of of
fice” as an inducement to stick
to their profession.
“The Red Cross has demonstra1^
ed the value of the psychologic:*'
principle involved in such a de
vice,” said Prof. Clyde M. Hill,
education department head, in an
editorial in School Management.
— (ACP).