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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1943)
Professors Watch Air,
Prepare Lessons, Too
By TED GOODWIN
There were some last week to whom the snow was no sur
prise when they awoke in the morning. While the campus
slept, their ears were tuned to the feathery falling of flakes as
they listened in the little green hut near the campus where civil
ian observers keep a 24-hour watch against attack by hostile
During the night these watch
ers are professors who find the
hours in the remote quiet of the
lookout station may be well spent
in preparing lessons for the next
day. Some peruse “outside read
ing” so they can give points in
lectures not covered by the text.
■ iers read for pleasure.
Warren C. Price of the jour
nalism school recalls with min
gled regret and frustration a
story in a popular magazine, in
which he was well involved when
his relief stepped into the room
with a cheerful greeting. Asso
ciate Professor Price still doesn’t
know whether the hero returned
to his rather plain, but pants
wearing wife or remained with
the fair and buxom damsel to
whom he had confided his un
The magazine was gone when
Mr. Price once more mounted his
post, but he oriented himself with
effort and at the end of his four
hour shift found himself with
enough work outlined to keep a
Mshma’i journalism class on its
■lb for at least a wTeek.
It is a military secret how
many flights have been reported
to the local filter center, but it
is no sccfet that a plane can’t go
very far in this area without be
ing detected and reported. The
filter center in Eugene is oper
ated by civilian personnel under
Captain Ray Siegenthaler and his
staff of three officers and five
The filter center receives tele
phoned descriptions of every
flight detected, which means vir
tually every aircraft of any type
that flies over this area. A huge
map table is used in plotting the
positions, direction, number, and
probable mission of the planes.
Dangerous for Japs
•Should a plane remain uniden
!ed, which indicates that it
may be an enemy, the rest would
be up to the Fourth Fighter com
mand of the US army air force
who would engage the craft from
one of its numerous fighter bases.
The teamwork that would send
a Jap plane blazing out of our
sky has been thus organized
om Lt. Gen. J. L. DeWitt of
of the Western Defense command
down through the air forces. Fi
nally, civilian volunteers are on
guard 24 hours a day up and
down every coast line, much the
same as those professors in the
green shack on the hill.
Awake Next Day, Too
Early in the organization of
the filter center and spotter sta
tions, the one on the campus was
manned by student volunteers.
The spirit was willing but it was
found that student spotters often
had conflict, or difficulties in
keeping their appointments ac
When the professors were giv
en a try, they showed that they
could stay awake and study at
night as well as any sophomore
and could go him one better . . .
they could stay awake in class
the next day, too.
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range. This is also true of the
subject matter, which, for the
most part deals with Latin
The prints have such titles as
“Little Mulatto from Lima,” “As
sassination,” “Tropical Night,”
“The Mystic Cock,” and “It’s
Always the Same.
Represented on the exhibit are
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ec
uador, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pana
ma, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay,
A similar exhibition composed
predominantly of United States
prints is traveling through the
Pants Makes the Man
(Continued from page one)
longer as available as it once was,
befoi-e officer candidate schools
and other training elements began
turning out thousands of officers
When it is possible to purchase
these pants ready-made, the price
is around $15. Advanced ROTC
students are on government pay,
however, and their uniforms arc
paid for on an allotment of the
pay each term.
When the uniforms arrived re
cently at ROTC headquarters, it
was found that only 26 pairs of
trousers were included. Every
student now has coat, cap, and
other articles of uniform as pre
scribed by Colonel C. L. Samp
son, ? ? ?, and by the war depart
To forget suspenders for a mo
ment, juniors are asking, “What’s
holding up the pants?”
Tell Him He's Your
(Continued from /'age one)
mg, as tragedy is absorbing.
None of the actors deserve the
slight praise “adequate.” With
out exception, their understand
ing of character was thorough,
and competent. Alan Foster as
the private who defends the “hot
rock” is fresh and convincing.
Pres Phipps, as the southern aris
tocrat, Private Francis Marion,
has lines that tie the play togeth
er, both comic and serious, and he
muffs none of them.
Norma Baker, as the girl Janet,
gains assurance as the play pro
gresses, and escapes from the role
of ingenue into a real character.
Notable for an authentic voice
and appearance as the mother is
Margie Robinson, this same com
ment may be applied to William
Lill and Sail Bird are funny
and pitiful characters on the
loose, and they were well handled
by Helen Holden and Betsey Stef
Among the soldier characteriza
tions, it is impossible to single
out good performances. They can
only be listed and recommended:
Earle Russell, Harold Larson,
Richard Landis, Roy Dyer, and
Nisma Banta should be men
tioned for making her part as Pepe
the Filipino girl the shadowy,
dusky thing it was meant to be.
Robert Over, Clinton Hill, Peter
Chiolero, James Whisenand, Neve
na Delloff, Saily Clark, complete
the extremely long cast list.
It should be mentioned that be
cause of the many scene changes,
partial sets were designed by stu
dents against a background of
black. Two scenes are played be
hind a thin screen used with spot
lights to create a supernatural
impression. The use of music in
one scene was good and height
ened the emotion, but the tech
nical difficulties of a P. A. system
made portions of the music too
The one fault in the play struc
ture is the ending, which is anti
climatic. However, the original
manuscript with which Robinson
worked at first was even more
awkward, and any tinkering \ftas
entirely to the good.
ADPi Pledges One
Marjorie Major, junior in jour
nalism, pledged Alpha Delta Pi
last night, according to reports
from the office of the dean of
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conversation is taught by Mrs.
Wright each evening from 7:15
to 9:15 o’clock in Friendly hall.
Students enrolled', she explained,
want to become conversant for
travel or to understand a little of
the spoken language rather than
to study it in literature. “The
class is more for fun, as it were,”
Mrs. Wright commented.
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90 seconds and two and a half
Their first duty, they say, is
building the flats on which the
scenery is painted. Then the flats
are painted and set up on the
stage in Johnson hall. They built
the cabinet, fence, and posts for
the pier scene.
“It’s hard work, but a lot of
fun,” commented two of the
girls. “We’ve been living in
these dirty, white overalls for the
past week,” they added.
Work often lasts until 1 or 2
a.m., and Wednesday a few
worked from early afternoon un
til show time. They are already
Betsy Wootton, night editor
Barbara Jones, assistant
Arliss Boone, Adv. Mgr.
City Desk Staff:
Kelly Snow, City Editor
Betty Lu Siegnian
Vic Huffakcr, copy boy
at work on sets for the Guild Hall
The crew included: stage man
ager, Yolande Pouteau; assistant
stage manager, Ruth Matthews;
switchboard operator, Katherine
Korn; property manager, Elaine
Lakefish; others, Barbara Ran
dolph and Aileen Clark.
Some rather technical work
concerning telephones made the
girls draft Richard Landis to as
sist them in some of their work.
Last Stage of Plans
(Continued from page one)
son I believe every student should
co-operate to make this year’s
Military Ball one of the most suc
cessful ever held,” stated Childs.
Tickets can be purchased at the
door for $1.50 and no balcony tick
ets will be sold.
There will be a guard at the
door to check and see that abso
lutely no corsages are worn.
George Carey and his orchestra
will play for the affair. With war
conditions, and traveling difficul
ties as they are, Scabbard and
Blade decided to save money, so
no big name band was hired.
At 10:15 the Little Colonel and
her staff will be announced. Cap
tain Pat Cloud will pin the cape
around the Little Colonel’s shoul
der and officially commission her.
Fanfare will then precede the
marching of new Scabbard and
Blade pledges through an arch of
crossed sabers to the Little Col
onel, who will pin pledge ribbons
Following this the grand march
will begin. The Little Colonel ac
17"-' "" —
“The Metallurgy of Magnesium
and Aluminum” will be the sub
ject of a talk to be given by W.
E. White, senior in chemistry, at
the regular meeting of the chem
istry seminar Tuesday afternoon
at 4 in 103 McClure hall.
A social swim for men and wo
men will be held Friday evenings
from 7:30-9 in Gerlinger hall.
Westminster will hold open
house Friday night from 8 to 12.
companied by Cadet Colonel Mal
com Almack will lead.
In honor of President Roose
velt, the Star Spangled Banner
will be played and a special dedi
cation given. There will be a sur
prise display in the decorations.
Programs have been designed
in red, white, and blue with a
picture of Roosevelt on the cover,
according to Hugh Muir, program
Late permission for the
Military Ball means you
will want to come in
afterwards for an extra
special Snappy Service
Because of our 24-hour
service you may be serv
ed at any hour of the
Tt's an easy walk from
the campus, so you need
n't worry about gas . . .
just drop down and try
our juicy Cheeseburger
Supreme at any time.
ing- splashy prints to
bring a touch of Spring
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- Wear them now with
your furs—or under your
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Rayon, Jerseys, Crepes,
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