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Oregon If Emerald
JACK L. BILLINGS,
BETTY BIGGS SCHRICK,
Marjorie Young, Managing Editor
June Taylor, News Editor
National Advertising Manager
ASSISTANTS TO THE EDITOR
Marjorie Major, Editorial Page Assistant Betsy Wootton, Chief Night Editor
Shirley Stearns, Executive Secretary
Day City Editors:
Edith Newton, B. A. Stevens,
June Taylor, Fred Weber,
John Gurley, Roger Tetlow,
Marian Schaefer, Betsy Wootton,
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.
<7a MaAj&ue. Mojo*.
JJAVE you any idea how the captain of a ship would feel
if his ship were in great danger, but not sinking, and he
were forced to turn over the command of his ship to someone
else when he could think of so many things to do if only he
could stay with her?
That’s about the best simile I can produce for the feeling
I have, now that it becomes necessary to leave the newspaper
of which I have been a part for what seems to be the best two
years of my life. I know that I leave the Emerald in capable
hands—even at a time when the Emerald needs every pair of
capable hands it can get.
* * *
‘^y/rIIEN Ray Schrick was called into the air corps and I
took over somewhere near where he left off, I made no
statement of editorial policy. It was my policy to put out a
good student newspaper with no axes to grind and no bones to
pick. We had to vary from that policy only slightly and I hope
that whenever you have a bona fide axe to grind or meaty
bone to pick you grind and pick to your heart’s content.
Whatever I have learned from my experience I have tried
to pass on to you and I know that you believe as firmly as I
do that the Emerald is a darned good paper, worthy of repre
senting our University. Furthermore, I know that you and
the members of your staff (a staff to be dominated by women,
God bless them!) can and will carry on the Emerald tradition
and the Emerald spirit until the rest of us can return to become
members of the old crew again.
Until then and forever after,
The best of luck to you and your successors.
JACK E. BILLINGS, USMCR.
Qnx)AA.-J!.oi4. . . .
‘V^’ALKING down the hard dirt path between Kincaid and
14th is a nostalgic experience these last days of school,
ll isn't the trite feeling about the “many feet who have passed”
over that lot to classes. It’s just that you would kind of like
to see Joe and Dope throwing a baseball around over there
just before lunch.
The last days of spring term have always been a little that
■wav, not sentimental exactly, just a funny feeling. It's like
packing for home or a new job is for the seniors, or willing
your empty coke bottles to the coming-back roomie. It’s like
walking around the empty campus the Saturday after finals.
But this year that feeling has been for quite a while, about
Joe and Dope in particular, and the rest of them. Dope was
the guy for dumb stuff like “ante-over.” Joe made mustaches
on every magazine advertisement. And there are the fellows
who tipped canoes, guys who took wonderful lecture notes,
the ones who could talk about anything, and talk well.
The tired guvs walking away from track practice in droopy
sweat shirts. The ones who competed in speech contests, and
politics—and came out on top, winners or losers, and even
the guys who couldn’t take it.
npillv idea is that we are remembering them. W e can't help
it — little* things like walking across lots make its. And
there’ll he more of that by next registration day ! no more bot
We who are packing soon, but are coming back—are think
ing more of how they're slinging their duds together and head
ing for K. P.
All we can say to them can’t come out. Something about
sticking around and doing our jobs, writing funny letters and
not griping about anything if we can help it. And we ought
to tell them for sure that things won't be a mess on the cam
pus when they come back. Oh, and we ought to especially
mention about coming back, because they will.
By AL LARSEN
University students, poor kids,
deserve the tenderest of consid
eration. Aside from the war that
has tumbled down on them, and
the cruel mysteries of life itself,
they must leave the University
in doubt as to the nature cf the
education which they did or did
n't get, perplexed about the
methods by which the ordeal was
(At this point a note by the
editor should be inserted saying,
“the opinions herein exposed
are those of the writer”—a roar
The average university stu
dent is strangely below average
when an active responsibility for
the political, economic, social and
spiritual future of America is
considered. Democracy? Ha. Is
someone suggesting that stu
dents “go intellectual” ?
Despite the slaughtering of hu
man rights in the rest of the
world, and the demoic speed with
which the intricate mechanisms
of our republic are outworn and
replaced, university students dis
play a peaceful and childlike
faith in the protection offered by
the constitution and in a various
ly defined concept known as our
American way of life.
History plays no favorites.
Even God displays an uncomfort
able neutrality. Constitutions
and ways of life have been
ploughed under for the most
“righteous” and “superior” na
tions without Father Time’s even
blinking an eye. But history is
made whether men choose its di
rection or fail to choose.
“To the extent that education
fails to bring young people and
adults to grips with the great is
sues of our times, it has failed to
serve the cause of democracy,”
said J. W. Studebaker, U. S. com
missioner of education. And ex
actly to that extent does educa
tion suffer the need of reorgan
Hobbes should never have sug
gested that “Knowledge is Pow
er.” It has thoroughly entranced
present day educators. They sad
ly misinterpret liberal education
in institutions of higher learning,
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if a mnmi
MEET A BUDDY-.
By BETTY LU SIEGMAN
With final exams about to descend upon the University,
this is the last issue of the Emerald as well as “If a Buddy—,”
which will probably be crammed with more news than ever,
considering the number of UO men in the service.
Back on the campus for short leaves are Wilbur Bishop, ’42,
and Jim Frost, ’42. Bishop, who arrived Wednesday, is a second -
Packinng to go home is always
a problem. Escape with stolen
goods is usually tricky.
First there is the question of
whether you want to go home.
The other alternative is summer
school. There is no longer a ques
Now for bags. You call up Lor
etta. She has a date.
You remember you brought
some bags down with you. You
call up the Chi O’s. They can’t
remember them. You can. They
are in the closet. (A transition of
thought from female to alligator
is now necessary—if possible).
You suddenly remember those
suitcases are not your own. You
put them back; steal some better
What to pack first? That is
easy. In go the text books.
Exams are next week, and pre
paring for tests ahead of time—
that would be cheating.
Next comes a problem. Shall
you or shall you not? You flip a
coin. You shall. And why not:
Morphine Joe always did say you
get more for Olympia bottles in
The collection of gym sox?
Sure. You need them worse than
Then come the clothes. The
pearl grey T-shirt for formal Eas
ter wear, the phosphorescent T
shirt to satisfy deans of women
at Kappa house dances, and the
Coalition T-shirt that the Pi Phis
knitted you. Then the assorted set
of rubber shirt bands the Phi
Delts sent as rushing invitation.
You can hardly forget what the
San Francisco girls gave you. But
pieces of one's mind are so bulky
for one to carry.
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DR. ELI PALLET
SERVED AS ■
I DENT WHO
FLIES HIS '
PR. GEORGE M. SMITH IS PREXT
AT SUSOUEHANNA. UNIVERSITV
WHILE HIS BROTHER N CHARLES J.
SMITH IS PRESIDENT OF
ROAHOKE COLLEGE /
lieutenant in the air corps sta
tioned at Mather field, California.
Arriving' Thursday, Frost has
been training at Fort Benning,
Georgia, as a second lieut^fr nt
in the infantry. ^
Both men were Theta Chis
while on the campus and' were
active in student affairs. Lieu
teuant Bishop was editor of the
19'!1 and 1942 Oreganas, while
Lieutenant Frost was 1942 first
vice-president of the ASUO as
well as Emerald business mana
William S. Burghardt, ex-’44,
and Robert Mitchell, ex-’43, have
reported to the (army air forces
pre-flight school at Maxwell
field, Alabama, fwhere they will
receive nine weieks of intensive
training, preparatory to begin
ning their actual flight training.
Lt. John L. Hardy, ’39, who
was a graduate' of the Univer
sity medical school, has bee^ s
signed as aviation medical exam
iner at the army air base at
Great Bend, Kansas. Also pro
moted recently was Leith J.
Oglesby *of Eugene, who was
commissioned a second lieutenant
in the air force at Turner field,
Captain Robert Boyd Sawyer,
ex-UO student, who is now sta
tioned at Blackland army flying
school, Waco, Texas, was recent
ly notified by the war depart
ment of his promotion to the
rank of captain.
A former veterinarian of Eu
gene, Captain Sawyer, is now
serving in the veterinary corps of
the army air forces.
Ensign Kathleen E. Wyman,
Oregon graduate, has complied
indoctrination courses at S^ph
college, Northampton, Mass., and
is now at the; naval training
school for women yeomen at Mil
Ensign Wyman, who entered
the navy after teaching in Mil
waukie union high school, is now
teaching advanced typewriting
on the staff of the retaining
school at Georgia state college fox
Captain Chester E. Trout, ex
UO student, was awarded the
distinguished seryice cross for
the heroism of his remarkable
feat of breaking pp. single-hand
ed an attack made by 37 Jap
bombers on Port Moresby, New
Guinea, last July.
Recently returned to Amerca,
Captain Trout told how ^ 3
fought off enemy planes in his
P-39 Airacobra fighter, causing
them to drop their bombloads
into the bay. -
Only 23 years of age," Trout
was graduated from the Univer
sity in three years, and was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is
now assigned to duty with a
bombardment squadron at Ham
ilton field, California.
Ted Harmon Jr., ’42, has re
ceived a second lieutenant's com
mission in the marine corps, af
ter completing work begun in
February at the marine base in
Quantico, Virginia. He is
taking specialized training which
will complete a six-month indoc
trination course preparatory to
his going into active combat.
Corporal Robert Whitely, ex
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