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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1943
HELEN HOLDEN . . .
. . . Little Colonel
Dancers at Saturday night’s
Military Ball hailed Helen Holden
as this year’s Little Colonel.
Marching under crossed sabers
of Scabbard and Blade members,
Miss Holden and Cadet Colonel
talcolm Almack led the proces
,n to the thrones of the Little
Colonel and her staff. Following
were Little Majors Marguerite
Keating and Mary Mercier, nad
Little Captains Jean Villair and
Kay Marshall, accompanied by Ed
Moshofsky, Bob McKinney, War
ren Finke and Len Suries.
Miss Holden was officially com
missioned Little Colonel of 1943
by Captain Pat Cloud of Scab
bard and Blade. Sterling silver
bracelets fvith the United States
army crest on one side and the
girl’s rank on the other were pre
sented to the five finalists.
Following the Littie Colonel
presentation, new Scabbard and
Blade pledges were given their
pledge ribbons by Miss Holden.
J After the grand march the Star
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By JUNE TAYLOR
It’s not that we don’t know any
thing. We know all types of for
bidden information, all about
FDR’s fourth term, why freshmen
are wearing jeans, as of today,
and even why Fred Beckwith has
decided to be noncommittal from
last Saturday on.
Still we can’t divulge any info
about the subject of (censored).
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The Phi Bete
Who Went Away
Once I met a Phi Eete.
Was the smartest man I knew.
Spent his time a-readin’ books
As cultured people do.
He said he’d studied everything
The mind of man evolved,
And he’d never found a problem
That he hadn’t quickly solved.
I haven't seen him lately.
Heard he went away in shame,
J3o X followed him to ask him
Pldiat had undermined his fame.
I found him as a hermit
With a cave as his abode
Reading “Terry and the Pirates”
And a-workin’ on the code.
—J. W. S.
MARGUERITE KEATING . . .
. . . Little Major
MARY MERCIER . . .
. . . Little Major
JEAN VILLAIR . . .
. . . Little Captain
KAY MARSHALL . . .
. . . Little Captain
Freshmen Stage Revolt;
Refuse to Wear Pants
Under the co-leadership of Ted Loud and Jack Olin, the
class of ’46 Monday organized a revolt against the established
campus custom of wearing “tin pants” and “blue denims.”
Completely renouncing the practice of wearing the prescribed
pants, a freshman class committee drew up a five-point consti
tution to back up their open challenge to the sophomores and
upper-classmen. The argument:
By Punch Board
Student cartoonists are being
paged by Lemon Punch Editor,
Charles Politz. The Oregana will
reproduce ten of the most out
standing drawings in the Lemon
Punch section, that part at the
back of the Oregana which con
tains jokes and the best JWS
poems of the year.
Artists are asked to draw their
cartoons in black india ink on
white cardboard, 8 by 11 inches
or larger. The idea expressed will
be given more consideration than
the artistic technique.
Deadline for the contest is
noon, February 6 at. the journal
(1) The supply of "blue denim”
and “tin pants” is too small to
outfit four hundred-odd first year
(2) It would be wasteful and
unpatriotic not to use "jeans,” al
ready owned by many members
of the freshman class;
(3) A roughly estimated 32500
will have been spent on frosh
(4) Because of the war. the in
crease in studies calls for a strong
er pair of pants;
(5) The solidification of class
spirit is desired.
The entire move on the part of
the class of ’46 falls on the heels
of a ruling issued by the sopho
more class last week—to the ef
fect that "jeans” will be recogniz
ed as traditional sophomore pants,
along with moleskins.
Spokesmen for the frosh class
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(J O Host to Jim Howden,
First Solomon Marine
By JACK BILLINGS
Pearl-Harbor meant a lot to Jim Howden Jim was already
25 when the Japs came and the Howdens’ little farm near Ar
lington was a long way from college. No, Jim would never be
an officer, but he didn’t care about that. He just wanted to be
where the fight was and above all he wanted to be there first
when those dirty sons of the sun started running the other way.
Jim Howaen, private, first
class, was thinking about Pearl
Harbor as he and thousands of
his comrades in the fleet marine
force stood on the deck of a
troop carrier in the la7,y grey
dawn of the South Pacific. He
also thought of his home on the
quiet, peaceful Columbia gorge.
He was thinking, too, about Lyn,
who had gone away to college.
He wondered if he would ever
see her again.
Heady, Aim . . .
After that there v/asn't much
time for thinking. Things moved
too fast. Over the side and into
the landing boats went Jim and
his buddies. Before long they
were chugging up a silent, wind
less lagoon, guns ready, bullets
ready,' men ready.
The came the signal, "Boats
Pert,” and hell seemed to boil
over as every gun on every ship
started firing shoreward. The
water ahead frothed with the
wake of machine gun bullets and
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’Write Dad; Enclose This Ad’
Spurs Handbill Distribution
‘‘Write to Dad; enclose this ad.” Members of the Dads’
Day committee told this to University students when they de
livered handbills advertising the Dads' celebration to living
"We want everyone to send these home, even if they only
put them in an envelope with no letter and only a cent and a
War Board Head
To Attend Confab
Len Barde, chairman of the
war board, will leave Wednesday
night for the University of Wash
ington where he will attend a
convention of the war board,
chairmen of the Pacific north
The purpose of this meeting,
Barde stated, is to discuss the
individual problems of the chair
man. The different types of or
ganizations will compare as to
their effectiveness in carrying
out drives, and the various types
of drives being conducted on the
Methods of obtaining student
cooperation will be discussed and
compared. The chairman will ob
tain information from other cam
puses and contribute their expe
riences for criticism and compar
LEX BARDE . . .
Goes to University of Washington
nan postage, we nope tney n sencv
’em home," said Charles Polite,
promotion director of Dads’ day.
Jim Thayer, Dads’ Day chair
man. assigned various members
of his committee to deliver the
handbills. Organizations that did.
not receive them Monday will
have the yellow handbills deliver
The Dads' day ads, designed by
Politz, give a short explanation
of plans for Dads' day and em
phasis that even though this may
be the last Dads' program for the
duration, it's still the best.
"Let's make every organization
100 per cent sent ’em home to
Dad,” Politz said.
Available at Co-op
Independent students who am
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Saga of Defense
Members of the cast of the Kwa
ma saga of campus defense, “Pag
ing Hitlerina Hep-Cat,” to be
held this Thursday afternoon at
4 :05 in Gerlinger, were chosen at
a meeting of the sophomore wom
en’s honorary last night, said Mo -
ry Riley, co-chairman of the as
The cast includes: Master c,3
Ceremonies, Phyllis Horstman;
Hitlerina Hep-Cat, Joan Dolph;
Daisical Laeka, Jean Taylor; Dean
Schwering, Betty Ann Stevens;
stage manager, Audrey Holliday.
Music, Marjorie Pengra; song"
leader, Flora Kibler; also appear
ing are Marian Schaefer. Jenelyn
Gaston, Gerd Hansen, Sue Stater
and Betty Bevil.
The event will concern a fresh
man, Hitlerina Hep-Cat, who rev •
olutionizes the campus, bringing
bored seniors out of a state of leth
& rgy concerning the present war.