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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1943)
Stars Honor Service Dead
On Flag In Johnson Hal!
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in red. The whole flag is bound
In gold braid.
A plaque, made by Clell Crane,
sophomore in art, will be mount
ed beside the flag to tell the
men’s names and their class. More
names can be addl’d to the
plaque, and space has been left
on the flag for additions to the
Money which remained from
the Penny Parade after the pur
chase of the service flag will be
donated to the service scholar
ship fund for post-war scholar
ships, according to Ray Schrick,
Following are names. Of the
deceased service men and causes
of their deaths:
Major Thomas H. Taylor, ’41,
who was squadron commander of
heavy bombardment, was killed
in a raid in Lille, France in Jan
Captain Dale Lasselle Jr. ’38,
of the air corps was killed in the
British Isles, October 3, '42.
Another man to die in the east
ern hemisphere was Air Corps
Lieut. Robert C. Havens, ’41,
who was killed in an attack on
Tunisia. Havens had been promi
nent in dare-devil low-level at
tacks on the Tunisian port of
Sfax. Jens H. Hansen Jr. ’40, air
corps lieutenant, was also killed
in the African area on October
Kent Stitzer, ’41, of the air
corps, died in a plane crash in
South America in* 19-42, while
Earl C. Williams, ’39, rank un
known, was killed January 20,
’•42, while serving under General
MacArthur in the Philippines.
Second Lieut. Edwin Morene
•Jr., ’4 3, died in the Hawaiian is
lands, September 6, 1942, as did
Lieut. J. Edward Thomas, ’39.
South Sea Death
Air Corps Lieut. Jack N. Levy,
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’40, was another alumni to perish
in the southwest Pacific battle
area, although the records do not
have the actual date of his death.
Leonard H. Ballif Jr., '43, was
killed in a plane crash in Bakers
field, California, on April 9, ’42,
as were Leonard G. Gard, ’42,
and Air Cadet Herbert A. Jones,
Robert S. Clever, ’42, who was
with Brigadier General Doolittle
in the famous Tokyo bombing
raid, was killed November 20,
’42, in a plane crash in Greens
Major Don S. Gidley died at
Fort Lewis in July, ’42, just the
day before the papers appointing
him major came. Flying Cadet
Charles F. Goettling Jr., ’43, died
of meningitis in the hospital at
MacDill field, Florida, after two
months of service, on April 26,
Air Corps Victims
Lieut. David B. Griffiths, '42,.
of the air corps, was killed in a
plane crash in Roswell, New Mex
ico, in September, ’42, while Har
old C. Jepson, ’41, pilot, was
killed November 6, '41.
Edmond L. Labbe, ’36, was
killed in an automobile accident
in the East on December 20, ’42,
on the day that he would have
graduated from the air corps
school at Camp Davis, North
Colonel James A. Meek, '24,
died in a hospital at Vancouver
Barracks, December 13, ’41. Sec
ond Lieut. James O. Reed, ’39,
died on January 22, ’42, although
there is no other information
available about his death. Thom
as E. Swan, ’29, of the army
died November 2, ’42 in Albany,
Oregon, while Captain Edwin E.
Swanson, ’31, of the dental corps
died in ’41.
Army Air Corp Second Lieut.
Ernest W. Robertson, ’39, crashed
in a plane April 29, ’42 in Orlan
do, Florida. Byron F. Vandenberg,
’43, of the air corps, also died in
a crash in California, April 9,
’42. Lieut. Edgar Wrightman Jr.,
’28, also crashed in Florida in De
cember of ’42.
One Marine Dead
Marine Flying Cadet Donald H.
Rockwell was another alumnus
to die in a crash on October 29,
’40. Air Cadet Lyle V. Selleck,
’43, died November 6, ’42, in Cor
pus Christi, Texas, after an 11
Verdi Sederstrom, ’42, and El
don P. Wyman, ’41, both perished
in the Pearl Harbor raid on De
cember 7, ’41, on the U. S. S.
The only marine to die was
Captain Harry Q. Findley, ’40,
who succumbed to wounds re
ceived in the Solomon island at
tack and was buried at sea on
August 20, ’42.
“The Whole Town’s Talking,”
a typical farce on the home town
boy, opens February 12 with per
formances also on 13, 17, and 18.
Complications arise when Mr.
Simmons tries to marry his
daughter to Chet Binney, his bus
iness partner, in order to keep
the business in the family. Bin
ney, played by James Bronson,
is not attractive to women and
so the daughter falls for a ro
mantic European, Roger Shields,
played by Merlin Dow.
The plot thickens as Mrs. Sim
mons, Marge Quigley, becomes
jealous over an evening purse
found in a cab used by Mr. Sim
The cast includes James Bron
son as Chester Binney, the shy
little farm boy; Marge Quigley,
playing Mrs. Simmons, the typi
cal jealous wife; Maxine McNeil
as Ethel Simmons, the frivolous
daughter; Bob Farrow as Mr.
Simmons, the big business man
in the small town; Louise Ross
man plays Letty Lythe, the typ
ical movie actress with a Kath
erine Hepburn voice; Ray Dick
son is the ex-welterweight cham
pion, Donald Swift; Merlin Dow
is Roger Shields, the hand-kiss
ing European; Vivian McNamee
is Sadie Bloom, who leaves the
purse in the taxi; Nelda Rohr
back, Lila Wilson; Grace Dillard,
Sally Otis; Vivian McNamee,
maid; and Bill Neder, taxi driver.
The box office opens Tuesday
from 10-12 m. and 1-5 p.m. Tick
ets are 55 cents and all seats are
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fiscated, but wait till you see our
Social chairmen from each of
the dormitories are working as
committee heads, while Allen
Wong and Nelson Sandgren are in
charge of the special program
The dance is scheduled to begin
at 9 p.m., and “Goodnight Ladies”
is set for midnight. The patrons
and patronesses will be handled
by Bea Gay and Jean Page; the
decorations by Dick Lawrence,
and the programs by Howard
Guests of honor for the occasion
include Chancellor and Mrs. F. M.
Hunter, Dr. and Mrs. Donald M.
Erb, Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Schwer
ing, and Dean and Mrs. V. D.
The evening’s patrons and pa
tronesses will be Mr. and Mrs. K.
L. Schumaker, Dr. and Mrs. D. L.
Dedrick, Dr. and Mrs. V. P. Mor
ris, Mrs. Genevieve Turnipseed,
Miss Janet Smith, Mrs. Bertha
Fulwiler, and Dr. and Mrs. J. M.
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Women s PE Program *
Stresses Body Fitness
By ANNE CRAVEN
Emphasis in the University of Oregon’s physical education
program for women has shifted, from one of training for bet
ter use of leisure time to one of body building and keeping fit,
Miss Helen Petroskey, assistant professor of physical educa
tions said Thursday.
“Previous to the present war emergency, the physical edu
cation program was designed primarily as a recreational pro
gram,” she stated. “Leisure time
had become a problem and we felt
that it was essential to give girls
the necessary skills to cope with
the leisure time problem in a
wholesome, stimulating, and vig
The wrar has made physical fit
ness and not leisure time the
main problem that the physical
education department has to work
out, Miss Petroskey said.
Many Girls Weak
“Many college girls are pretty
weak and have little endurance,”
she continued. “They don’t know
how to relax, or the first ele
ments of body mechanics, or how'
to lift and carry things efficient
ly. Most of them don’t even know
how to walk properly.”
In order to correct these de
fects, the University coed is re
quired to take one term of body
building or conditioning, must
learn to swim, and engage in a
vigorous team sport.
“We are insisting on a team
sport because we feel it is neces
sary and important tfeat women
learn to play and work together
as a group.” Many of the less
vigorous individual sports have
been eliminated such as archery,
bowling, riflery. This is not be
cause these sports are not use
ful, but because there is no long
er room for them in the physical
education program under the
Never Keturn to Old
Miss Petroskey felt that the
physical education program will
never go back to the old way—
purely recreational emphasis.
"Because,” she said, “people
are generally of the belief that
any civilization can preserve it
self only by keeping fit. History
has proved that civilizations that
have fallen ill as a result of dis
ease or idle living have disap
At the present time, members
of the physical education staff at
the University are engaged in ex
perimental work leading toward
establishment of physical fitness
standards. These standards will
determine whether a girl is fit
or not and just how much body
building and conditioning she will
need to become physically fit.
This is being done by testing
representative group of physical
education students as to their
skills, abilities, and endurance.
In line with this policy, the
physical education majors—fu
ture high school physical educa
tion teachers are receiving train
ing which emphasizes gymnas
tics, exercises, apparatus and
Speakers at Westminster house
Sunday night will be Jack Mc
Climent and A1 Larsen who will
speak on the debatable questia
question “Should Competitive En
terprise Be Reestablished after
The meeting will start at 6:30.
Both speakers will be allowed ten
minutes for the opening presen
tations. After the exchange two
questions from each of the panel
members, the topic will be opened
to group discussion.
The timeliness of this subject
was emphasized by the discussion
last Sunday at Westminster
house on the subject, “The Trans
formation to a Peace Economy”
led by Esther Quier, Jim Thayer,
and Jack Caldwell, members of
the University symposium team.
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