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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 24, 1943)
Oregon W Emerald
KAY SCHHICK, Editor; BETTY BIGGS SCHRICK, Business Manager
G. Duncan Wimpress, Managing Editor Marjorie Young, News Editor
John J. Mathews, Associate 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.
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A TRADITION was started Monday night. Its name was
Odeon (o-day-on) and its purpose was to show the too
often hidden reason for the existence of a liberal arts college.
In the minds of the public at large any college, and to an
even greater degree a liberal arts college, is a place where stud
ents may have a good time, play football or basketball, and ac
quire a smattering of culture.
These are the times when such conceptions in the minds of
the general public are coming home to roost, expressing them
selves in the dissatisfaction of the public with the reserve pro
gram, in the pressure that has been applied to have those re
serves called up.
Largely in the past the Universities have been to blame.
Their publicity releases have stressed formalized athletics and
the social activities of the students. Those students who have
been fulfilling the purpose for which this University was found
ed have had to fight for recognition and publicity. Altogether
too often their efforts have gone unheralded and unrewarded.
It is a certainty that if such work had been rewarded in the
past, interest would have been greatly stimulated in the crea
tive fields of endeavor.
pROOF of tlie fact that such a talent show can be interest
ing to an audience as well as to provide an outlet for crea
tive efforts is voiced in the fact that a packed music auditorium
sat attentively for for two and a half hours, then packed Ger
linger hall for another hour’s entertainment.
The inspiration for Odeon came from a University student
who was tired enough of seeing false emphasis placed on Uni
versity activities that he expressed himself. Credit for the or
ganization of the show and its excellent presentation goes to
Mr. W. A. Dahlberg, head of the speech department.
Odeon, as it was presented Monday night, is a living rea
son for the existence of liberal education, and it comes at a
time when reasons are needed badly.
So we bid welcome to a new tradition. May it enjoy a long
and successful run. —J. AY. S.
jbecUian . . .
A NOTHEH grim reminder of the war flapped darkly across
the campus yesterday with the announcement of the with
drawal of Phi Sigma Kappa from the University.
As each student heard the news, a questioning look rippled
over his face. Is this just the first of many such announcements?
There is not a fraternity on the campus which has not been
hit by having the army call up men. Some have been hit hard
er than others; the Phi Sig house was one of those. Some have
hardly been touched at all as yet . . . they are extremely for
Hut despite how lucky some houses have been thus far,
there can be no doubt that the shortage of men is going to be
even more acute, the problem more pressing.
This will undoubtedly increase rushing activities; it will
raise the importance of the glad hand to heights never before
attained, and, to many houses, it will bring a great problem.
. . . ‘‘Should wfc remain on the campus and run on a shoestring
or should we pull out and take our chances on reestablishing a
chapter here after the war?”
* * *
DECISION will have to be made on this question within
the next term by almost every fraternity at the University.
I fere’s hoping they put the amount of thought into the decision
that its importance warrants.
Naturally, no house wants to leave the campus. But the
willingness to do what we dislike in order to help the common
cause is one of the basic foundations of our wav of living.
If, in the term to come, any houses pull off the campus, the
average student should not laugh in scorn, nor should he ex
claim in sympathy, rather should he know that a house has
realized its would*help more to disband for the duration; that
it knows dropping from the campus will mean other people
may have things, essentials, they mightn’t otherwise; that a
house is doing its share for democracy by not staying to strug
gle along on only a few men.
* * * ,
rJ'HK PHI SICS were the first; we hope there won't be many
to follow; but if there are, we are confident we voice the
opinion and hope of the entire student body when we say we're
sorry and we sincerely hope they'll be one of the first to re
turn after the axis has been beaten and University students can
once again think about such things as fraternities and liberal
Goodbye Joe College
University of California men en
listed in the collegiate training -
program will soon find vacation
periods and sports clothes are a
thing of the past.
During the army training they
will not he allowed vacations and
will be dressed in government is
sued garb. Tuition will also be
paid by the government and they
will receive a monthly check of
A six day school week is
planned for the students with 24
hours spent in class, 24 hours on
study table, five hours of drill and
six hours of physical condition
-—The Daily Californian
* * *
Twenty-three women selected
by the civil service commission
are studying blueprint reading,
elementary mathematics, mate
rial inspection, materials of con
struction, drawing and shop
work. When they complete the
course they will be employed by
various airplane factories as in
spectors of aircraft materials.
Until graduation the prospec
tive inspectors are paid by the
army air corps.
U. of W. Daily
e * *
Present Day Draftees
Among the present draftees
there is a higher percentage of
college trained men than there
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SPEAKING °F ENDOWMENTS
W.R MURPHY’S GIFT OF *20,000,000
v NORTHWESTERN UNIV. RANKS AMONG
the largest ever given to an
EDUCATIONAL INSTnUTICN. I1
& (T RAISED NW'S ASSETS TO' i
m #82,662^000, pitting the v ]
. SCHOOL IN 6TH PLACE AMONG
, 3| HEAVILY ENDOWED UNIVER
;1ak, SIDES .(FIRST FIVE ARE
THH HARVARD, YALE, CHICAGO,
COLUMBIA AMD ROCHESTER.
HARVARDS #150,000.000 ENDOWMENT
MAKES IT AMERICA'S RICHEST SCHOOL —
BUT ONCE THE C0LLE6E WAS SO POOR
THE LEGISLATURE ORDERED MEN TO SOL
ICIT SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR ITS SUPPORT/
IN 1924 JAMES B. DUKE i
WILLED *40,000.000 TO ,
TRINITY COLLEGE, SINCE RE
NAMED DUKE UNIVERSITY/
(Endow your country with
BUY WAR STAMPS NOW/;
By LEONE LaDUKE
Of course, the Fijis just don’t do things in a small way—
witness the MASS pin-planting over the weekend:
Chuck Van Atta gives his brass to Alpha Phi C. J. Cox.
Johnny Emerson plants his on Jean Burrell, another Phi,
and Dick Ward, Fiji frosh, hung his newly-acquired pin on Bar
bara Officer, cutie from Portland.
B’tween the Lines
By ROY PAUL NELSON
A SWELL BUNCH of fellows take down their Petty draw
ings from the walls of the Phi Sig house and prepare to move
out for the duration. About 15 of them are going into active
service, leaving that many still in school, and the house, feeling
that it would be futile to operate on that basis, has decided to
shut down—keeping their char
ter, however, and ownership of
And this is only the starting
point. The Phi Sigs have broken
the ice. There are four pr five
other houses that are about ready
to say, “Move over.”
Spring term will undoubtedly
see great changes at the Univer
sity. Things, though, are about
as indefinite as Beckwith’s gos
sip column. Will the army actu
ally take over ? Will the army re
servists be left here on an active
basis? The marines, according to
Emerald dispatch, will be here
at least until the end of spring
term. And what about the navy?
As the term draws to a close,
we find part of the campus still
dabbling in collegiate matters as
Keith Claycomb is called before
the dean of men to help clear up
the millracing episode of the re
cent coronation of the king of
hearts. Millracing, you will re
member, had been declared un
And what’s this we hear about
the sponsor over at Omega hall
getting lost in the country Mon
day night? Meanwhile, Dick
Schultz, the boy with the Califor
nia haircut, feels the full effect
of the war as he picks up a de
merit at yesterday's drill—for
not having a haircut.
Alpha Chi Arliss Boone an
nounced yesterday that she would
be one of those who would not be
back for spring term, but will re
main at her home in Frisco. She
plans to return next fall, how
ever. Next fall—that's a laugh.
I wonder what this place will
look like next fall ? Here are
some of the changes you might
well expect: Girls will actually
be working on the Emerald to
put a paper out. Girls will actu
ally be going into the Side to buy
cokes. The graveyard will be a
place for dead bodies.
But that’s a long way off.
While both kinds of us are still
here—some of the characteristics
of our campus will be yet alive.
For instance, they're still picking
queens, if they can find some girl
who hasn't been a queen of some
thing or who isn't tired of being
a smiles girl, or a little colonel,
or a paltry private, or a cover
girl, or an uncover girl, or some
thing. Latest of these cutie-choos
ing affairs is the Emerald-spon
sored Bond Babe contest.
First Come . . .
This time it’s the fellows who
do the nominating. Each house
will stand back of some would-be
queen, but each will be backing
a different personality. Houses
are asked to register with the
Emerald business office at once,
before some other organization
chooses the same girl. For full
details, have some housebrother
read you the news account of the
contest featured elsewhere in the
Incidentally, there will be only
a couple more issues of the Em
erald this term. It is getting close
to phinal time. Some of the best
people take phinals, and, on the
other hand, Emerald workers
take phinals, too. That's phinale.
These house dances really do
create a romantic mood—oh, yes
—and just what did Jim Higgins,
Kappa Sig senior, find to do all
Saturday morning ? He finally ar
rived home Saturday afternoon—
still in his tuxedo!!!
Barbara Bagley, Pi Phi, and
Verne Sellin, Phi Sig pledge, are
Chi Psi Bud Smith came whip
ping up for the weekend—could
be to see his fiance, AXO Pat
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Terry!! You almost shocly^.
the Kampus Kids who were leav
ing their house dances Friday
night. . . .
What a group of alums were
here for the weekend; Kappas
Barbara Johnson and Irene Fran
cis; Gamma Phi Carolyn Vaughn;
Alpha Phi Muriel Meier— a choir
of queens ! ! !
More nominations for Frosh
King—the gals really flock in
with suggestions—Sigma Nu Ed
die Dick, who dees look just like
Bambi; and Craig Norton of the
Beta house, who can do amusing
Bobbie Morrison has returned
Fiji Lon John Schaeffer’s pin . . .
the line forms to the right, boys!
That Sigma Chi, Ralph Brown,
brings nostalgic memories of an
other Sigma Chi—Chan KllfcO^
•—same smooth black-boy typ^l!
Delta Gamma Virginia Howard
has the most amazing eyes on the
Our newest campaign is one to
persuade Johnny Bubalo, Sigma
Nu, that he should have at least
one date this year ....
Phyl Root, Theta, “shows”—
one of the best gals in school, for
Dances Restricted for
The student executive council
at UCLA has banned all formal
and semi-formal dances. It was
also recommended that all darM
be held on the campus, there sliall
be; no corsages, no dance bands
shall be hired without the consent
of the student council and frater
nity paddling and “hell-week”
be eliminated. —The Daily Bruin