Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 15, 1943, Page 7, Image 7

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Well, kids, this is the old kiss
off. I’ll be hanged if I’ll sweat
over a dang column twice a week
any more.
I'm pulling out of this joint in
a fortnight. No more of this bat
ting out words on a crummy
typewriter for a moronic editor
to put in his lousy paper.
I’m sick and tired of . . .
| Aw, what's the use ?
I'm sorry I said that. I just
thought that would be the easiest
way of writing my last column.
I don't know what to say. If I
went into a little sermon on what
the University has meant to me
and what a swell bunch of guys
there are around and how I’m
going to miss writing this col
umn—you’d probably think I was
just kidding.
Once last fall I wrote a serious
bit of prose about something, and
what happens? About a half a
dozen characters come up and
say it was the funniest thing I
ever wrote.
I’m going to miss writing about
We have enjoyed
serving you the
past year.
Good Luck for
whatever the
next year holds.
Superior Work and
Service—We Prove It!
Exhibits Adorn
UO Art Gallery
“Unusual use of a very usual
subject matter,” said David Mc
Cosh, assistant professor of
drawing- and painting, in refer
ence to the new exhibit of goua
ches by Russell Green now on dis
play at the Little Art gallery at
the AAA school.
Mr. Green, an instructor of art
at Stephens college, Columbia.,
Missouri, is, according to Mr. Mc
Cosh, interested in effected color
and sees decorative possibilities
in kitchens, stairways, and oth
er similar things.
There are 30 cf his works in
the exhibit, which shares the gal
lery with the Red Cross exhibit.
wearing rubber bands to keep
shirt collars down. I’m going to
miss plugging the House of Char
I'm going to miss those discus
sions on brown sox. I'm going to
miss panning my old pal Beck
with. I'm going to miss telling
you stories about my -bitterest
friend and severest critic King
Klam Kuhl and my sidekick
"Scotty” Mindolovich.
About “Scotty”
It would hardly seem typical
if, in my last column, I failed to
give a parting comment on Min
dolovich. We call him “Scotty”
because he is Jugoslavian.
"Scotty” was sitting in the
Lemor "O” reading the latest pe
riodicals which he does for at
least an hour every afternoon and
sometimes longer every evening
when "Doc” told a customer:
"Some day that kid is going
to break down and buy a maga
Be Seeing You
But "Scotty” won’t be hang
ing around the Lemon “O” much
longer. And the "Clam” won’t be
moaning about not making the
road trip. These kids and most
of the rest of us have a matter
that's a little more important to
take care of. But we’ll be back
-—maybe in a year or two.
So, until then, so long to a
grand University and to the
friendly bunch that comprises its
student body.
Total assets of Northwestern
university today are valued at
o m erto \i
11th and Hilyard
804 Willamette and 917
100 Sheets—24 Envelopes
Royce Maur
Gift Ups Union Fund
Ear marking the money for the
student union furnishings fund,
the Roseburg Oregon Mother’s
club sent $10 to the University
this week. This is the third year
the mother's organization has
given money to this fund.
Larsen Says
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for knowledge is piled' up higher
and higher. Therein lies its liber
ality. Most unfortunate is the
neglected use of this learning in
the field of education itself.
Tied Down
No other Jeffersonian princi
ple has been adhered to as re
ligiously by university educators
as the proposition that "all men
are created equal.’’ So equal have
all students been created that an
education requires exactly four
years, specific assignments and
hours of exposure, uniform tests
and grading systems, equal short
ages of personal guidance and en
couragement, an all-around dis
regard for individual differences
and capacities, and a campus
wide set of rules to cramp the
cultivation of personal responsi
bilities. Henry Ford, the mass
production king, must have at
tended a university.
If America needs any one thing
for tomorrow, it is an active and
responsible citizenry. The minute
a young person succumbs to the
attractions of university life he
enters a sheltered and stifling
existence. Campus and house
rules protect him from the wis
dom gained by making mistakes,
and turn his attention from the
common sense of doing what is
good for himself to the devilish
delight of bucking authority.
This little battle of resistance
also exists in the classroom where
otherwise enjoyable professors
find themselves laboring under a
system of education where they
must scheme, cajole, and threat
en to get assignments completed.
Students boast about how little
they do. Their entire attention is
diverted from the value and pur
pose of education.
Such external motivation as
tests, grades, honoraries, and de
grees are used to bring about
learning. Their artificiality docs
not prevent them from becoming
goals much more ‘desirable than
education. The preponderance of
these devices smothers the na
tural desires to ask questions, to
improve one’s capacities for ex
pression, and to cultivate crea
tive abilities in special directions.
Grand climax to an educational
venture is a degree, making it
unnecessary for one's actions to
prove that he possesses an edu
cation. A degree is a display of
educational accomplis hment,
which in itself indicates little
about what a person can or will
do. It may even be. used to dis
guise actual ignorance.
What America needs, what stu
dents need and want, and what
the educators should assume is
more responsibility. Students face
a dynamic future, but knowledge
can only be power when it is
sought and used with a purpose.
if a Buddy
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UO student, who is a radio op
erator on an army bomber, has
returned to his home in Portland
on a twe-week leave. He was a
junior at Oregon when he en
listed in August, 1942. After
staying six months in Canada,
Corporal Whitely -saw action
Ensign Sue Moshberger. UO
graduate of the school of physi
cal education, is commander of a
company of WAVES training at
Iowa State Teachers’ college at
Cedar Falls, Iowa. After her grad
uation from Oregon, she was di
rector of PE and dean of girls at
Medford high school for five
Lieutenant Arthur F. Price,
ex-UO student, who was called
into service with the national
guard, has received orders to de
part for an undisclosed destina
tion after serving as a flying
fortress bombardier at Walla
Walla, Wash.
Over There
Captain Lawrence M. Selstead,
who transferred from Oregon
State to the UO, has been ser.t
on duty overseas after two years
of training. Elstead received his
first lieutenant's commission at
San Bernardino. Before leaving
the United States he completed
his training at Sioux City, Iowa,
and Kearney field, Nebraska,
where he was promoted to his
present rank.
William F. Wygant, ex-Oregon
student, has been promoted from
ensign to lieutenant, junior
grade. Wygant, who was on duty
in the Aleutians for four months,
is now serving with the Pacific
Another graduate of the Uni
versity in the flying service is
Aviation Cadet Carl Pochler. He
has just rounded out his pre
Nuf Sed
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Then there is Jane Rusgell's
present. What? Wouldn't you
like to know!
Heavy Ones
MU'xt come those boarding1
house upside down cakes that will
come in handy when sculpturing
;n stone goes out of style, and
those salt and pepper shakers the
College Side lent you that impos
sible time when the Smiths were
sleeping, and Zorirr.f. s last crepe
streamer and wasn't she .-Mr
Don't forget those artificial
flowers from the bush by Fenton,
hall, and that sample of (le i
spaghetti for the archeological .in
stitute, and the plaster cast' of
Dr. Lcseh pronouncing "poltroon,”
and, oh yes. Sigma Nus we'll
bring that bottle of peroxide baelr.
any da.y now.
flight training at Pasco, Wash
ington, naval air station, and has
(been transferred to Corpus Chris
,ti, Texas for further training. In
three more months he will be
commissioned an ensign in the
You'll like our Home Made Ice Cream served In
true collegiate atmosphere.
Be sure to stop in to say goodbye before you leave !
Open. 3-11 P.M.
Ice Cream Store
Next to Mayflower Theater
We have enjoyed serving you for the
past four years. May your future be
as successful as your college career.
Packing Co.
675 Willamette Prime '8