Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 26, 1943, Page 2, Image 2

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Oregon It Emerali
G. Duncan Wimpress, Managing Editor Marjorie Young, News Editor
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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.
npiIE executive council, which used to meet every Thursday,
has slipped week by week through almost a month with
out a business session. Tuesday at 4 the council will pick up
where it left off late in January. It has been a sad term for
student government. Last fall the council started out enthu
siastically, and winter term showed similar lively signs, at first.
But now the term is almost through, and the unfinished
business fills a heavy agenda. There is the rally squad which
is supposed to be appointed early in winter term, with a chair
man for the new year. Only a last minute rush can install a
squad for ’43 to ’44. Last year’s rally squad worked basketball
Season this year, an unusual situation. One girl did not come
back; another was ineligible. Neither vacancy was filled by
the council, and rally girls, on their own, picked up a new re
cruit. Though not the usual practice, this solved a practical
problem when higher action was not taken.
• •
• •
'HE council started more than a month ago to set up per
manent rules for the Babb trophy, awarded each year to
the outstanding graduating athlete. A sub-committee has fol
lowed the work, but results have never reached the council
Fall term started with great enthusiasm for a new ASUO
constitution. Some four years ago another council first began
work on bringing ASUO laws, regulations, and constitution up
to date. For four years, for varying reasons work has slid and
slipped along with no final action. At least two or three times
new councils have started completely from scratch, seeing
flaws in previous work. Les Anderson, ASUO president, tack
led the job anew fall term. Many hours were spent with Senior
Representative Wes Sullivan, and Charles G. Howard, pro
fessor of law, and some of the work was accomplished. But
twice the deadline date for completion has been moved ahead.
Now it appears that hopes for a new constitution in student
hands by spring election time arc once again doomed to dis
When student government resumes Tuesday, the executive
council can whitewash this blackening slate. For each item
awaits only on student action, just as four weeks ago. Then it
could no longer be said winter 1943 was a sad term for student
government. Gone also would be the fear, at least for the time,
that student government would kill itself even before the war
had a chance.
/I (letu/iH ta tycUth . . •
Ajpi I K competition, the strain of heavy study burdens, the con
stant pressure of rapidly absorbing new ideas and adjust
ing to new conditions have left a characteristic mark on the
average college student. They have inclined to make him more
bard headed, more cynical than before he matriculated. Too,
they have had the unfortunate effect of a harsh disillusionment:
the disintegration of ideals, the loss of faith.
Yesterday in McArthur court a strong hand was reached out
t«» the student body to help it back to the high path of early
idealism. It was just a hand and could not do all the work
alone, but it showed the way. It was the outstretched palm
of Dr. K. Stanley Jones, sixtiesh, vigorous, far-famed propo
nent of the Christian life. Warning a generation that "analvz
ed life to pieces” that it could not "live by a ‘no’," he urged a
strong return to Christian faith and idealism, and assured re
peatedly and emphatically that "it would work.”
Dr. Jones’ point—an important one especially for the col
lege man -is that science cannot offer the final explanation and
interpretation of life, but rather that, no matter how severely
ordered the knowledge we acquire, its final, full meaning de
pends on a return to faith. ■—J. J. M.
The way Congress is lining up against Roosevelt and his
executive authority it appears lawmakers are anxious to fight
the administration first and the axis second.
Biggest problem in North Africa is to convince the wily
Rommel to start retreating north to the Mediterranean and
not west against the Americans nor east against the British.
The Lines
“Hello. Is Esther Krummbot
tom in? What? Oh. you'll buzz
her ? Yeah, I’ll wait.
“Hello—Esther? Oh, she ain’t
in. A message ? Naw, I’ll call
later. She’ll be in at six, huh?
Thank you.”
"May I speak to Esther
Krummbottom ?
“Hello. Is this Esther ? Oh, not
in, huh ? Well, it's 6 o’clock. I
thought she’d be in by 6. Eating
out, huh? No, no message. I'll
call tomorrow.”
No Soap
“May I speak to Esther
Krummbottom, please ? Went
home for the weekend? Be back
Monday, huh? Okay, I’ll call her
then. Thanks a lot.”
“Hello. Give me the Gotta Kop
pa Poppa sorority, please. I for
get the number. What? Oh, the
line’s busy. Thanks.
“Hello. Give me the—oh, the
line’s still busy, huh?”
“Hey—yer three minutes are
up, Fred. I got to get in a call.
Thanks. You can have it back in
a minute.
“Hello. Is Esther Krummbot
tom around ? At class ? Oh. Yeah,
I’ll call later.”
No Esther
“Line's busy, huh?”
* * *
“Esther Krummbottom, please.
In the infirmary? Oh. Sure, I’ll
call later. Say, by the way, when
will she be back ? In a couple of
days? Okay. Thanks.”
“May I speak to Esther
Krummbottom ?
“Heello—Esther? Oh, she can't
come to the phone? In a half
hour?” Thanks.”
No Date
“Can you buzz Esther Krumm
bottom for me please ? Oh, this
is Esther. Well, hi!
“What do you mean, ‘Who is
this’? Don’t you remember?”
“Nope. Nope. Heck, no. Wrong
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I Cover the Campus*
Like all things, good and bad, this column must come to
an end. And so, after this morning, we’re signing off for the
duration. But seeing as this is the last issue of the Emerald for
the semester, let’s take one last look at the gossip picture
around us:
E. Stanley Jones is one of the
numerous intellectual religious
speakers who have urged cam
pus young people, through an ap
peal to logic and their sense of
humor, to solve their problems by
a complete faith in God and an
application of Christ.
“Don’t argue with religion—
try it," he says. It will work.
That students are reaching for
a strong motivating force, for a
belief to give their lives meaning
and direction, cannot be denied.
Their remarks, questions, and
criticism indicate this need.
Beliefs Vary
University students vary great
ly in their religious faiths. As a
group they are not overwhelmed
by proposed conflicts between sci
ence and religion. God is viewed
differently by most of them. Re
ligion is observed as a personal
problem, one for individual in
terpretation and adjustment.
Of much greater concern to
thinking young Deople is a justi
fiable belief in things which they
can and should know.
A letter written to his mother
and dad by a young soldier in the
last few hours before the fall of
Bataan reveals the nature of be
liefs needed today:
Belief in a Cause
“At last I have found that for
which I have searched all my life
—a cause and a job in which I
can lose myself completely and
to which I can give every ounce
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With winter term examinations
“just around the corner” and all
that goes with them including
prodigious burning of midnight
oil, closed weekends, and thoughts
of “how heavenly it will be when
this is all over,” many campus
men will soon be known as Uni
versity alumni along with hun
dreds of other Oregon men in the
armed forces.
Ilaleigh Rourke, '36, who has
been a third class petty officer in
physical instruction at San Di
ego was recently promoted to the
rank of ensign. While on the
campus Ensign Rourke played
football and was a member of
Phi Gamma Delta. He has been
head coach of football, basket
ball, and track at Roosevelt high
school in Portland and coached
three consecutive basketball
championships for that school.
Lt. Earl Graduates
Second Lieutenant Quentin V.
Earl, formerly university student,
was recently graduated from the
United States marine corps re
serve officers' school at Quantico,
Virginia. He is now ready for as
signment either to a combat or
ganization or to a specialists'
school for final training.
Earl is noted as a sharpshooter
with the rifle and pistol. He grad
uated from Oregon with a degree
in business administration and
was a member of Kappa Sigma.
Walt Smith, ’42, is in training
to be a pilot instructor with Pan
American airways at Coral Ga
bles, Florida. He is married to
the former Marjory Clear, '42,
who is a member of Kappa Kap
pa Gamma.
Colonel Cited
Lieutenant-Colonel Graham W.
West, '34, has been recommended
for a citation at headquarters of
the 12th fighter command in
North Africa, according to a re
cent army press dispatch.
Announcement stated that
Colonel West received the recom
mendation for his “extraordinary
courage, initiative and achieve
ment beyond the ordinary call of
Harold L. Armstrong, ’41, has
been promoted from sergeant to
the rank of staff sergeant. He is
stationed at Cochran field, Ma
con, Georgia.
Ruben F. Libke, ’40, recently
received promotion to the rank
of captain in the army air force.
Captain Libke is personnel adju
tant at a flying field in Alaska.
Louise A. Kennedy, ’42, has
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The late stuff, so help me:
Signe Eklund of the Tri Delt
bunch and Sigma Chi Hal Ford
are really going strong. He has
sent her a dozen roses each week
for the last three weeks. Looks
like love. Could be. . . . Peggy
Heitschmidt and footballer Jim
Shephard are also solider than^a
stonewall, Jackson ....
DU Kenny Ginn and Kay
Hitchcock are one of the more
cuter couples, so they tell us . . .
The A-Dee-Pis kinda got in some
hot water because of item the
other day about the pin-snubbing
deal they were givin’ the SAEs.
Ooops, sorry, girls . . .We don’t
want to interfere with romance.
Engaged Now
Johnny Lauc put an engage
ment ring on Joanne Taylor, Al
pha Phi . . . Mickey McCandless’
man left for Portland and work.
Peggy LaRue Satterlee who fig
ured in the recent Errol Flynn
trial, has a bit role in “Arabian
Nights” coming to the Heilig this
Sunday. . . .
Art Damschen, Sigma Chi, is
currently escorting the much
dated Dottie Hopping of the Fa'',
house. . . The Fiji upperclassme.r
are in their second childhood . . .
Kendall and Schaeffers, these ro
bust kids, were last seen flying
kites in front of the libe. • . .
Pleasant Memories
IES: Of cute brunette Jackie
Klein, now working at the army
air base in Tucson, Arizona . . .
Of Slush Queen contest winner
Dorrie Stein ... Of Little Emmy
Lou Fargo, Frosh Mixer Queeen,
now on the Warren Smith band
wagon ... Of playwright, song
writer, and' singer, Ray “Spider”
Dickson ... Of the time the DUs
forgot to tell Larry Holden that
their Sigma Kappa deal was off
and he went over to that’ soror
ity house by himself and was
forced to entertain the girls for
an hour by himself and w^[
forced to entertain the girls for
an hour by himself! ... Of how
Don Mayne raced against the
clock and Gamma Phi complica
tions to plant his pin on Barbara
Blair . . . Did somebody ever say
anything about the third time be
ing the charm?
More Memories
Of Gene Cecchini’s mysterious
adventures in Salem a week or
so ago ... Of Betty MacTavish
and the sparkler she received
from Theta Chi Joe Wicks a
short time ago. ... Of lovely
Helen Crawford, who is still in
luff with that Santa Clara uni
versity kid, somewhat her junior,
much to the chagrin of local lads.
Of the on again-off again,
Jean Villaire-Bill Davis . . .
the Barbara Bock-Lou Justice
feud, currently dead ... Of Pixie
Pi Phi Jo Anne Hemenwav, who
misses her native Colorado . . .
Of sweater boy Peter Hill, the
Relts’ good will man . . .
Marty’s Eyes
Of the cutest pair of eyes on
the campus—belonging to Marty
Beard ... Of that great song,
"That Old Black Magic” . . . .
Of Peggy Allison, Los Angeles’
gift to the campus, who can’t
make up her mind about that
home town lad ... Of Dottie En
gel, who returns to the campus
this weekend .... ^
Of the personality girl of tlS
year—Gloria Malloy ... Of the
trouble A1 Popick had to talk
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