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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 18, 1943)
RAY SCHRICK, Editor; BETTY BIGGS SCHRICK, Business Manager
G. Duncan Wimpress, Managing Editor Marjorie Young, News Editor
John J. Mathews, Associate Editor.
Elizabeth Edmund3, John Jensen,
Advertising Manager National Advertising Manager
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
Daily Advertising Managers: Connie Fullmer, Circulation Manager.
Don Dill, Dwayne Heathman, Lois Clause, Classified Manager
Arliss Boone, Lois Clause Leslie Brockelbank, Office Manager.
Yvonne Torgler, Layout Manager.
UPPER NEWS STA.Fl;
Fred Treadgold, Co-Sports Editor
Fred Beckwith, Co-Sports EditOT
Member Roy Nelson, Art Editor
_ . , J r' II r~»_ Marjorie Major, Women’s Editor
PlSSOCtatea CjOliGolClt© I “TOSS Janet Wagstaff, Assistant Editor
Edith Newton, Assistant News Editor
Joan Dolph, Assistant News Editor
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._—
“A lot of American boys have been killed in this
war, and many others will die, simply because they
did not know the first rudiments of boxing.”—Colonel
Harvey Miller, United States Marine Corps. Quoted
by Bob Considine, INS writer.
npiIlS STATEMENT by a top military official brings home
A the war-time importance of boxing, a sport which Univer
sity officials are trying to add to the spring intramural pro
gram. Students can already receive University training in this
sport through Oregon's physical fitness program, and the intra
mural addition would insure even greater interest in techniques
which may some day save a life.
Bob Considine quotes Colonel Miller in his February 15
column. “Americans have been bayonetted to death in this
war because they had no knowledge of the simple footwork of
boxing,” according to the Colonel. He points out that a fighter
can avoid a bayonet thrust in the same simple way a boxer
avoids a left hook. It's a matter of training in footwork. A
boxer is used to parrying thrusts, then charging back for the
kill. The agility that saves a knockout in the ring saves a life
on the battlefield.
* * *
npHE STUDENT boxer of a PE class probably doesn’t think
A a great deal of the day he may be dodging bayonets, but
nevertheless he lays the framework through training. This
split-second footwork is an elementary fundamental of boxing,
and the students does not need the ambition nor skill of a Joe
Louis to master the technique.
There is considerable student interest in boxing as a sport,
though maybe not as much as there should be. Because of the
student interest that does exist, however, and also because it
would fit in so well with the war physical fitness program, the
athletic board is trying to add boxing to the spring intramural
Intramural emphasis would give the classroom student a
chance to better perfect his own skill in ring competition, and
it would also open the way to more all-around student interest
and possibly participation. If only one extra student was inter
ested through the intramural program, and if only one life
was saved through ring training, the program would far more
than warrant its existence.
Peace and Quiet. . .
rjpODAY peace descends upon the University of Oregon.
At two-thirty this afternoon a switchman for Southern
Pacific will throw a lever at the Springfield junction and reg
ular rail service will start over the new tracks giving the stud
ents on the old campus a chance to hear a full lecture hour free
from the punctuation of train whistles, rumbling freights, and
the clanging of the crossing bell.
Peace and quiet of the mill-race houses will no longer be
disturbed by the “iron horses” and their multiple wagons. New
rush talks extolling the advantages of the seeming solitude
of the mill race mav now be developed by the Greeks who are
quartered along its banks.
* * *
MI hJvSTONK, will surely be passed when the first lum
bering freight clatters along the shining new rails. It will
be the end of the first step toward the creation of the mill
in this park, if all goes as scheduled, will be ball fields and
all the other things which go to make a college student’s life
happy, 'l'lie lagoon on which canoe fetes of the future will be
held w ill also be a part of the new addition.
Next step, which will probably be delayed until after the
war, is to be the relocation of the Pacific highway from Jud
kins point to Eugene. This will remove all the heavy traffic
from the doors of the University. W hen this is complete work
will begin on the park.
Truly, the millennium is coming.
—T. J. B.
To the Editor,
It seems that your favorite
“dirt” columnist, the author of
“Nothing Sacred,” has over
stepped his bounds in his column
of this date. It is perfectly all
right for a person to have his
likes and dislikes, and for him
to tell others of his feelings even
in print. Thus abiding by the
great slogan, “freedom of the
press.” But freedom of the press
gives no one a license to make
such derogatory remarks about
another as to amount libel.
It is obvious that the intent
of the columnist was to bring to
the front his feelings about cer
tain individuals on this campus
for whom he entertains personal
dislikes; and in so doing to sub
ject them to contumely, and rid
icule in the eyes of their asso
Looking at the matter from a
pmrely moral standpoint, and
forgetting the legal aspect of
such an action, I cannot help
thinking that calling people
names is not a very commend
able act. It does very little good,
may do much harm, and reflects
the character of the “name-call
er.” If one has a personal dislike
for another, it is a matter not for
publication, unless the public has
a legitimate interest in the mat
Carlton R. Reiter
(The Emerald regrets the inci
dent to which Mr. Reiter refers.
The columnist in question has
been suspended from the Emer
ald for the rest of the term.—Ed.)
Corsage Problem Solved
Coeds at the University of
Washington are working over
time before all big campus danc
es in order to keep up with the
student demand for defense
stamp corsages. AWS organized
the plan last fall to replace foot
ball corsages which proved so
successful that it was continued.
Profits from the sale of cor
sages will be turned ever to a
U. of W. Daily
* # *
You Can’t Win
An instructor in engineering
at the University of Southern
\ WAS THE TENTH SISTER OF
HER FAMILY TO ATTEND '
GEORGIA STATE COLLEGE
The lone brother.
IN THE MS MICHAEL
FAMILY WENT TO
Hunter college was
FOUNDED ON ST. VALENTINES
- DAY IN 1870 -
v I v ‘w
TThe average number of fouls in a
BASKETBALL GAME IS 22 ! fc. .
STRICTLY LOCAL: These Tuesday-Thursday air shots
from Clingman’s tavern have, without benefit of ballyhoo, half
the campus listening, and certainly haven’t done Mr. C’s es
tablishment any harm. Gene Leo continues to be tremendous
at the keyboard. * * *
California grew tired of seeing
an untidy stack of Daily Trojans,
the student newspaper, in the
The professor decided to make
a rack about 16 inches by 20
inches to hold the papers. The
day after the rack was installed
the Daily Trojan was changed
to a tabloid, its size: 12 inches
by 18 inches.
The 300 army air corps privates
stationed at the University of
California to receive pre-meteor
ology training in March will re
ceive up to 30 units of credit to
apply to their college degree.
■—The Daily Californian
Accelerating . . .
According to final tabulations
of the Student War Manpower
questionnaire at the University
of Washington, almost 50 per
cent of the University students
averaged a 60-hour week last
quarter which included outside
work and classes.
U. of W. Daily.
feathers from the fray
by barbara younger
Here’s something that you can
take fpr what it's worth. This
letter was written to a girl on
the campus who had her picture
in the Oregonian for some de
fense work she had done.
Dear Miss --
So I read in the Oregonian
where you were out to help Un
cle -Sam as much as possible. I
thought I would drop you a line
or two, asking a favor of you.
Would it be possible for you to
send me an autographed photo
of you. Though I'm just a lone
some soldier and would like to
have some one so lovely as you
to look at and give a little conso
lation. Will you do that favor for
me if it isn’t too much of both
er, in the way of your studies. I
know it would be a pleasure to
do it for someone who is fighting
to uphold justice.
Congrats to those Alpha Chis
and ADPis who helped a local
farmer through a crisis by pick
ing his carrots. It's quite a change
from coke dates to carrots, but
the girls took it very well.
The competition between the
sororities in wrapping bandages
should produce some interesting
KORE furnishes a couple of
notes this morn. It seems that
since I revealed that the station
had a pile of good music cached
away in the back room, people
have been calling up Bro. Mine
hart and demanding that he start
spinning it. Unfortunately a
character by the name of Traum
litz is managing KORE for the
profit of Frank Hill and not the
entertainment of Eugene jazz
addicts, so there isn’t a hell
of a lot that Wm. can do about
it. Incidentally, the local signal
squirter is picking up some reet
network stuff from L.A., nan^/
Les Hite and Benny Carter.
A couple of weeks ago the Eu
gene hotel inaugurated a series
of Saturday night dances which
deserve a lot more mention than
they have received at first. Man
ager McLean should be awarded
the fur-covered egg-beater for
giving the undergrad crew a
weekend dancing spot in a good
place within the city limits at
not too high a toll. Dance tem
pos are served up by Holman &
co. All the kids who have gone
so far like it well enough to won
der why the college trade doesn't
Eta Epsilon Rho, local jam fra
ternity, is well under way. The
Greek letters, in case you ha t
ndticed, look like the English
HEP. Stand by for your bid,
jack. * * *
Rumors that the big Carey
band is going, were confirmed
yesterday by the owner himself.
He is looking for something
smaller to meet spring term con
ditions: fewer available musi
cians and demand for cheaper
combos. It must be said for Geo.
that, despite the war, he has man
aged to give the campus about
as good dance music as it has
ever had, and here are best wish
es for the success of his new
* * * M\
Hocman interest: After check
ing the colm about his old sextet
the other day, Hal Hardin came
over to the house to spend a quiet
hour of talking over days of
yore. Hm. The power of words.