Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 20, 1943, Image 9

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(a victim of circumstances)
After spending several months in the services of our beloved
uncle and coming home on a short furlough, naturally the first
place any devoted Emerald worker would shoot an azimuth
Is the “shack.”
That is what we did and before a firing line could be estab
lished, madam editor has us parked behind a typewriter in
stead of a gun pounding out a column instead of noundino
on Jpe sons ot heaven and their
Of course, it is good to be back
on the beam but when you are
expected to predict the coming
football season after being out of
touch with the civilized world for
a number of months, it creates an
embarrassing situation.
No Predictions; Just Hopes
Nevertheless—here wer go. As
far as we know, there are few
returning from last year's team
and if Oregon does have a football
team, it will be mostly freshmen
unless the army gets on the beam
and allows the students stationed
here to compete in varsity sports.
However, when anyone starts
pr^ftcting what the army is going
to do they are getting into deep
water, so we will not prognosti
cate—just hope. If army students
were allowed to compete, ' some
pretty fair players could probably
be found, but on the other hand,
they seem to be so busy with
these ASTP courses that whether
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they would have time to compete
in varsity sports is questionable.
On second thought, we know
nothing about the physical struc
ture of the present military stu
dent body, but the law of aver
ages should find a few guys that
could be developed to play a little
football. Doesn’t sound like a
very logical conclusion, does it?.
Well maybe it isn’t, but with the
manpower situation such a de
plorable one, it seems to us like
every conceivable angle should be
thought of.
-Deadline Material
We haven’t talked to Warren
because they have such a thing
they call a deadline on this rag,
and we haven’t been here long
enough to establish communca
tions, so the specific amount of
potential freshman material is
not known. However, hearsay has
it that some freshmen have in
tentions of enrolling fall term and
want.to play football.
Therefore, regardless of the
team’s strength, there will prob
ably be a team, because they have
a schedule to meet and it isn’t
polite to break a date—especially
so many of them all at once.
All Hard Up
Thus far, all we have done is
talk about the lack of material at
Oregon. Probably most of the
other schools are as hard up for
men as the University so maybe
there will be an even battle for
the pennant after all.
However, there is a catch to
this one, too. The University of
Washington is packed jammed
with naval students and the war
department has issued orders that
allows them to compete in varsity
sports. If the army doesn’t kick
through with similar orders, it
seems obvious that Washington
should walk away with the flag
because they are the only school
in the northern division that has
catered to the navy to any ex
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tality to no end with nothing in
particular to write about, a pen
pal finally brought a schedule, so
now we can make it the topic of
conversation for awhile to fill
There are three games at home,
two in Portland, and one in Cor
vallis. Such a schedule is certainly
keeping traveling to a minimum.
Portland isn’t a very long hop and
there are only two trips to the
state of ignorance—as you were
—soldier—should have said the
state of Washington.
After reading this mess over,
it is quite obvious that your col
umnist knows practically nothing
about the coming football season.
The only consolation is that this
issue is supposed to be sent to ex
ducks wherever they may be and
that we have enlightened a few
that may have lost contact with
the civilized world although they
may still be in the United States.
Greening Editor
Carol Greening was named edi
tor of the student directory and
Joan Dolph business manager at
a meeting of the educational ac
tivities board late this spring.
Betty Ann Stevens was appoint
ed assistant to Miss Greening.
Work on the pigger’s guide will
begin after fall term registration
and the guide will be published
during fall term. It is not known
as yet whether army students on
the campus will be listed in the
Pre-Met Furloughs Commence
August 21 as Screen Exams End
Main Street—whether you are in Texas, Utah, Florida, or
Missouri—here we come. In twenty-four painfully long hours,
the dormitory, home of the air corps pre-meteorology detach
ment here on the campus of the University, becomes “the de
serted village" as furlough week begins.
August 21 approaches with the enlisted personnel of this
detachment preparing to meet all that it holds with various
emu auuuiciuuuuus. a, mail
but is somewhat afraid of that
date and its accompanying
screening tests, for the full 245
of them realize the importance
of those perhaps fatal, certainly
potentially lethal tests.
But is worry, fear, or doubt
overshadowing the pleasant cells
of the barracks ? Not on your
life! Not with the first furlough
in many months coming hand-in
hand with the tests. They are
studying harder than ever before;
they are learning (and remem
bering) more than ever before;
and still they are doing more con
centrated day-dreaming and high
powered anticipating than the
hall has seen since its feminine
occupants were dispossessed.
A remarkably large percentage
of the men are planning to leave
Eugene the afternoon of the
twenty-first, 85 per cent to be
exact. But yet, is it remarkable:
Is it strange that men whose
home-ties have been broken only
with their membership in this
man’s air corps should do every
thing but try to walk home if the
opportunity affords. And those
of them who aren’t bound to a
painted home have a desire to be
back in the old habitat once
more, roaming on familiar streets
for a change.
A lot of sincere thanks goes to
detachment commander, Lt. Ca
ble for all of them are looking to
the furlough—not just those who
can afford, beg, borrow, or steal
their railroad fare home. Boys
from the Bronx, and similar bits
of inaccessible wilderness, are be
ing presented with the opportun
ity to spend a week in the moun
tains. Arrangements have been
made for the detachment to take
over a scout camp located on the
Blue River, near its joining with
the McKenzie river, 45 miles from
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for Oregon Fellows
Is as much a tradition with Oregon
men as the "hello walk." Upper
classmen all are old customers at
DeNeffe's and will tell then fresh
man brothers—"it's the place to go
for style, quality, and smartness at
reasonable cost."
You'll find old friends,
and make new ones at DeNeffe's
• Hollywood Suits
• Manhattan Shirts
• Knox Hats
• Interwoven Sox
• Jarman Shoes
• Alligator Raincoats
• Can’t Bust ’em Cords
• Finest of Sweaters
We Make It Easy for the "Frosh"
Along with various courses first year men will take a
course in social values. Professors may grade your the
sis, but Tom, Dick, and Harry, Mary, Jane, and Irene will
grade your appearance by your clothes. So play safe,
by supplying your every campus, and dress wear needs
at DeNeffe's.
Plan to make your headquarters at
It is your Down Town Campus Shop
1022 Willamette St. McDonald Theatre Bldg.