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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1943)
Ex-Duck Finds South Seas
■Like Movies’, Min us Lamour
By BETTY LU SIEGMAN
Movies of the tropics, excluding those of Dorothy Lamour,
come close to accurately picturing conditions in the South Seas,
believes A1 Hunt, ’42, now an army technical sergeant, who
returned to the campus recently after a period of six months
spent in action in the South Pacific.
Because of censorship rulings
Hunt could not disclose many in
teresting- but specific items such
as surrounding scerfery and
names of towns.
His idea of native girls isn't so
complimentary. "They are prac
tically all large and fat, and a
Dorothy Lamour type is non-ex
istent," Hunt explained.
“ ‘Bubbles’’ is the universal
name applied to the native girls
by the service men, while ‘Char
ley’ or ‘Joe' is the universal name
given to the native men,’’ said
the former Phi Delt president.
Explaining that these natives
are mostly all perfect physical
specimens, Hunt continued, "One
SO - LONG
It has been nice
knowing you ! !
SOLDIERS . . .
Drop in and try
our hair cuts
We are conveniently lo
cated right here on the
thing about the natives, they al
ways salute us service men—
even men of the lowest rank—
and, of course, we all salute
“The natives have beautiful
harmony in their songs; although
their speech is unintelligible to
persons who speak only English,”
he said, while speaking of the dif
ferent chants which the jovial
natives frequently sing.
Admitting that the country is
especially beautiful, Hunt gave
a picture of the uncomfortable
side of life in the South Seas.
“It's good to be home and away
from the heat and mosquitoes.
Even though we have mosquito
netting, if we happen to get one
of our bare arms near the netting
we find it is raw the next morn
Uninvited, he and a fellow ser
vice man attended a native
“pow wow,” including the re
mains of a native wedding. "We
ate out of tortoise shells; and
the tortoise meat, itself, was a
pasty tasting concoction with
different kinds of roots added to
it,” said Hunt, admitting that he
didn't enjoy it very much.
Speaking of mosquitoes again,
he said, “For some reason they
don’t bother the natives at all;
and it would be interesting to
know if the Japs are immune to
Grateful for some real Ameri
can food, he said, “Army food in
the South Seas is all dehydrated,
and it does get tiresome. We had
no refrigeration, either.”
One of a limited number re
cently selected for officers train
ing, Hunt started at the bottom
K. H. BALLARD
S'A.E. Alum Rates
Msrine Gold Bar
Robert Hale Ballard, former
University student, graduated
from the United States naval air
training center. Corpus Christi,
Texas on April 7 and was com
missioned a second lieutenant in
the United States marine corps
Lt. Ballard was a member of
the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frater
nity. He volunteered for flight !
training in January, 1942, and ■
received preliminary flight in
struction at the Oakland, Cali
fornia naval air station.
He completed his training by
taking specialized instruction in
the navy’s torpedo planes at Cor
Lt. Ballard’s home town is
as a private and worked up to his
present rank in approximately
Leaving the campus recently,;
he said, “Now I will go to Ft.
Belvoir, Virginia, for a three
month period of officers train
“It’s sure good to be back on
the campus again,” he said. “But
even though I was glad to come &
home, it was kind of hard to ^
eave the rest rf the servicemen
hat I knew so well.”
There is a closer association in
he army than in a fraternity,
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