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

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, , editor' • ; ■
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
Shirley Stearns, Executive Secretary
Anjie Craven, Assistant Managing Editor
Pvt, Bob Stephenson, Warren Miller,
Army Co-editors
Carol Greening, Betty Ann Stevens,
Co-Women’s Editor’s
Bill Lindley, Staff Photographer
Carol Cook, Chief Night Editor
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and
final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
Sunday fyootk&U. . .
■. Two days ago, this campus was the scene of the first football
game ever played here on Sunday. The grid tilt was played
between the ASTU team and the 104th cavalry team from
Marshfield, Oregon. Soldier students and civilians attended.
That day the ministerial association of Medford, Oregon,
passed a resolution criticizing University officials for allowing
a breach of “a time-honored moral principle” by allowing the
use of campus, facilities (Hayward field) for a football game.
The association considered this event “an embarrassment to like
neutral institutions of our . . . state, who sustain and respect
this principle held by evangelical Christendom.”
* * *
It is obvious at even first glance that the association was not
in possession of the facts. These facts are as follows: (1) The
Sunday game was in no way connected with the University,
aside from the fact that students attended, (2) The University
lias a signed contract with the army which provides, among
other things, for the exclusive use of Hayward field by army
trainees in sport and intramural activities, and (3) the Univer
sity has never, and probably will never schedule a football game
for Sunday.
’ The resolution, which was partially published in Monday’s
Oregonian, missed fire completely, because the association
thought they were dealing with the University, which they
.were not.
But their comment does emphasize the changes which the
army has brought to the campus. Sunday is the only day the
army students have for recreation. The majority of these stu
dents want to do something more active than reading or going
to a movie. About the campus there are no facilities for any
thing else, which is all right. But if the army students want to
stage a game, that is their privilegeMf civilians attending the
.University want to see the game, that too is their privilege.
No University regulations prevent students from spending their
Sundays at a movie, playing golf, or a football game. All the
[University has ever done, and its action has been sufficient, is
[to make sure that University-sponsored events fall on other
days and nights.
The army students may stage another game on Hayward
field, which is theirs at the moment. If they do, their religious
feeling cannot be questioned any more than can that of the
|Yanks at Salerno who did not exactly stop battle for a formal
Sunday observance.
(9u/i fyeliau/L StoAenth . .
W lien the Japanese invading- horde reached Chinese univer
sities, students and faculty hastily snatched up as much in the
;way of equipment, hooks, and personal ell'ects as they could
carrv on their hacks and began their historic inarch to the west.
On foot they trudged, over swamps and deserts, through rugged
mountain passes, across rushing rivers. They ate anything
'they could find or that impoverished farmers could share with
thetn. They dodged the strafing and bombing of swooping
Japanese planes. They stopped sometimes, thinking they had
found a haven the Jap could not reach. When the invader caught
up with them, they moved again to the west. And many of them
died along the way.
Finally, in far western China, they found their long-sought
refuge and sc*t up their universities. In straw thatched huts,
deserted temple yards, and damp, cold mountain caves the uni
versities of Chinn lived again.
Now, wearing inadequate rags, in unheated, hastily tlirown
jtogether shacks, half-sick with fatigue, ravaged by malaria,
tuberculosis, and other diseases, unable to study after dark
because they have no lights, barely able to keep alive on a two
jneal-a-da\ subsistence diet—the students of China are continu
ing their university educations.
Why do they go to school under such hardships ? Why don’t
they join the Chinese army, or light in some guerrilla baud?
Chinese students continue their educations because General
issiipo Chiang Kai-shek and other military and government
.officials believe so strongly that China's need for trained lead
ership now and in the future is almost as desperate as her need
to win the war.
China is only an example. It is not the only country whose
students are still studying.
There are thousands of students in refugee camps in France,
Spain, and Switzerland. Russian universities have been bombed
Condon Houses
Rarest Relics
One of the most interesting
and unexplored places on the
campus is Condon hall’s museum
of natural history. Named for
Thomas Condon, the Northwest's
instructor and first science teach
er at the University, the museum
“exists” on the second floor of
the building which also bears his
Charming Skull's
In the foyer is a “charming”
exhibit of our ancestral skulls
ranking from “fishy-looking” in
dividuals to present-day man and
his cousins in the anthropoid fam
inside the museum is a col
lection both varied and numer
ous. On the east walls are murals:
one, by Bryan Ryan depicts gen
eral research in natural history,
and the other, by D. G. Arnold,
illustrates the search for human
Relics a’Plenty
There are relics a’plenty—ev
erything from an Alaskan mam
moth’s tusk down to a mouse
pickled in formaldehyde. Indian
relics in c 1 u d e clothes, pot
tery, arrowheads, Navajo blan
ket, wampum, a large dugout from
Klamath lake, an Alaskan cere
monial bowl, a papoose basket,
Eskimo boats and weapons, and
numerous leering skulls.
These exhibits came from the
Indians of the plains, the South
west, Oregon, Washington, Brit
ish Columbia, Alaska, and the
Aleutian islands. Two of the most
fascinating items, are a minia
ture basket, half the size of your
little fingernail made of pink
hair; two grotesque dancing
masks from the Aleutians, one
of which has its tongue “lolled”
out in a most undignified man
Cloth That Isn’t Cloth
From the islands of the south
Pacific is an exhibit containing
tapa cloth (which isn’t cloth),
weapons, a grass skirt, and jew
elry. The Philippine island hill
tribe exhibit has clothing, jew
elry, and the most murderous
weapons for fighting—double
bitted axes, swords, and wicked
There are bones of Oregon ani
mals—some unusual petrified ani
mal brains, sea shells and plants,
minerals and ores, rocks, fossil
animals and plants, and old stone
age materials from the southern
coast of France.
In the “stuffed” line there are
all types of fowl, eggs, a fawn, a
bear cub, a squirrel, a mole, a
duckbill platypus, and a sailfish
with beautiful blue fins. The sa
ber-toothed tiger grins cheerful
ly down at you from his plat
Notable also are the busts of
the racial types — African and
Chinese -—• and the prehistoric
stone animals and men done by
Fred Collins.
Texas alone expects to send 324
nurses a year to the armed forces.
Maine, is the easternmost institu
tion of higher learning in the U.S
and have migrated inland. Pris
Japan and the Pacific area, Ca
of the British empire have fou
books they are able to obtain,
death, the students of Greece
to rebuild their stricken nation,
To aid such students as th
fund was established. Its functie
meat for students all over the
refugees, interned, or disposse:
officially open its 1943-44 cam;
all-campus assembly in the mu
But let us not wait till tome
of students everywhere, and te
I will give all that I can to help
the world.
r r
I /! SlifL 0/ ike Jdifi |
It was old home week for sure in these parts—Portland, too,
from all accounts—prime reason being the return of many of
our native sons on furloughs.
Crowded into the Eugene hotel, better known as the BIac£
Hole of Calcutta, on Saturday night were members of our uni
formed brethren, including DU Bob Gray with Kappa Alysone
Hales, ATO Paul Moore, and
Theta Phyllis van Petten, and
DU Cart Woodard — looking
mighty smooth in marine greens.
Also Glimpsed
Also glimpsed breezing by
were Phi Delt Wally Rodgers,
now in navy blues, accompanied
by steady Barbara Carter, Al
pha Chi.
Phi Psi Ted Klehmet has real
ly been making the most of his
leave, as the campus cuties can
testify. No one can say lie's net
a gentleman, though—after hav
ing dinner at the Tri Delt house
one night, he presented the sur
prised gals with several dozen
red roses.
“The” event in Portland this
weekend was the marriage of
Theta Jean Daniels to Sigma Chi
Bob Curtis, the nuptials being
attended by enough Thetas, Gam
ma Phis, and Sigma Chis to war
rant house meetings.
They Were There
Among those present were En
sign Dave Jahn, Sigma Chi, and
last year’s Pi Phi queen Jenny
Coykendall, Alpha Phi Jean
Brice, and Gamma Phis Mary
and Virginia Wright. ATO Bob
Sell arrived from UCLA in time
to attend with steady Alice
Bloodworth, Pi Phi, too.
And how about the reunion
party the SAEs threw in the
Rose city Saturday night? They
came from all over to meet and
greet each other once more.
Among the brothers attendir%
were Hank Doeneka and Bob
Westover from UCLA, Don
“Pinky” Pinkerton from Farra
gut, Fletch Skillern, Rod Miller,
and Bill Hardy from Willamette,
Ace Hailing, Kurt Olsen, and
Wes Johnson, plus many of then
women still on this fair campus.
And Speaking of
And speaking of SAEs, Alpha
Chi Pat Goss is a happy gal this
weekend, reason being old flame
Jim Popp, who blew in town Mon
day. Don't let anyone tell you
ski troopers don’t look sharp in
their uniforms!
Tri Delt Lynn Ortman jour
neyed home this weekend, a-fcd
returned with quite a present for
fiance Wilbur Rjnde, DU — a
very dead duck, which Linde had
better clean and cook but quick
ly' 1
“Bib Chuck” Noffis, one of k
football heroes, isfslowly recti'
ering from a bout'' of bronchitis,
aided by cokes brought to the in
firmary by ADPi Ejbtty Ann Ste
That lush diamond shining on
the third finger left hand of Al
pha Phi Betty Claiffc is a present
from her Fiji boy, jSi Sidesinger.
Clips and Comment
Another campus canteen for service men has been estab
lished, this one christened the USS Poop Deck. Platfe—the Uni
versity of Southern California. The canteen was made possible
through the cooperation of many campus organizations who
took over and transformed the former Trojan men’sjgrill, peace
time mecca of athletic heroes, into the newly decollated cent I
for fun and relaxation that it is now. The Poo$ Deck wls
launched with a formal tea
and reception and was accorded
enthusiastic approval after in
spection by civilians and trainees
Southern California is only one
of the many universities who
have established canteens for the
GI's. Wednesday night mixers
are a swell idea and have been
quite successful; but perhaps it
would be possible to work out
some plan by which the ASTP's
might have their own informal
get-togethers with the coeds at
a canteen.
The traditional “Big W” blan
ket parade during the half time
of Washington’s homecoming
game this fall will not be as long
as those of yesteryears because
many of Washington’s “Big W”
winners are serving on battle
fronts all over the world.
They will not be present, but
their spirits will, and their blan
oners of war in Germany, Italy,
iada, Australia, and other parts
nd new hope through whatever
Though near to starvation and
build sharp-edged mental tools
ese the World Student Service
n is to provide money and equip
ivorld who are prisoners of war,
;sed. Tomorrow the WSSF will
laign at the University with an
sic auditorium.
rrow to think of the tragic need
make to ourselves this pledge:
my fellow students throughout
kets. One of Washington’s former
football stars, who/is now in Af
rica, wrote home fixT his mother
asking her to carry his blanket
in the parade. Two:, other moth
ers will carry their son's blan
kets, making an unusual scene
never before witnessed in former
traditional footbalj homecom
* * *
The only Negro sorority which
operates a house is Zeta Phi Beta
at the University ofrKansas. The
house was opened at the first of
rush week this year and has
seven charter members. There
are two other Negro sororities
on the campus but *tliey do not
have houses.
Because of the film shortage
only class pictures will be taken
this year for the “Gumbo,” Louit^
iana State university yearbook.
The same pictures will be used
on class, sorority, fraternity and
other organization pages.
Women at Stanford are not
allowed to entertain on-campus
guests at dinner from Monday
to Friday but no restrictions or
limits are placed on week-end
guests who may be invited to
meals if they are signed up the
Wednesday before.
Why not something like that
here at Oregon ?
For fifteen years sophoniore
and junior journalists of the Flo
rida State College for Women
have edited a Sunday edition of
the local Taliahassefe News-Demo
crat while the regular staff takes
a holiday.