Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 27, 1943, Page 2, Image 2

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marjorie Major Elizabeth edmunds
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
Shirley Stearns, Executive Secretary
Anne 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.
Ca&if. to tyotUf/et. . .
The war has been very far away from the campus the last
few weeks. Rushing, registration, new classes to attend or to
remember to-forget to attend, the reorganization of the social
mill saw to that.
; But now that rushees have emerged from their marvelous
mental whirlpool over houses and the houses have emerged
frbm thgir marvelous mental whirlpool over rushees, and the
hospitals of Eugene and Springfield have been cleared of the
victims of registration, and the soldier students are getting
around—and we mean all over—it is time to settle down and
.take an accounting.
There still is a war going on. Men and women and children
jare still fighting and dying. Just thought you'd like to know.
Many former students have returned to the campus re
cently. Most of them are on leave or have completed courses
at training centers throughout the United States; few of them
have seenactual combat as yet. We’re glad to see them back.
There’s a little feeling deep down inside that rises up in us and
dances a jig on its little improvised anatomical dance whenever
yve see one of the boys come back on the campus. It makes us
feel good with the world. You no doubt get a similar feeling—
^difficult to explain in words.
• But many former students have not been back; won’t be
hack. You will know some of them. We will know others. All
iof them will be remembered and missed by someone.
. Millions pf Russians have been dying in the last two years.
[Vhfy few, if pny, pf us knew any of them personally, but some
jpn.d did; som'epne misses them. Just thought you’d like to know.
1 We’ve gotten lover worrying about rationing and are think
ing about mid-terms, and then there are dances for which dates
Jwould be nice tangible things to have. And trips to Portland or
Jback home'are nice, and so are telephone calls that don’t deal
.with tomorrow’s assignments or start in on that and shift to
jother things.
^Six thousand was the casualty list at Salerno beach. Surpris
ingly small, the army said. Sure, 6,000 casualties, nothing at all.
[Wonder how many you knew and we knew.
And in the air over Germany and the low countries and on the
islands of the south Pacific and in Burma and China and on the
bee an s of the world they arc dying—Americans, British,
.Chinese, japs, Russians, Germans, Italians, men of every na
tion and every creed.
Just thought you’d like to know.
# • •
Smooth Qneesi Machine
It lias all come to a sudden stop this morning—all the ques
tions and rumors and facts and counter facts that were buzzing
around about the sophomore dance. The sophomores just didn’t
seem It) know where they were going, and rather naturally they
never got there.
; The class had a good idea—rthey wanted the army swing
band to play. Ihft they forgot to consult the army officials until
it teas too late to make any other arrangements for a band.
And when the class of ’46 discovered they couldn't have a
bajtd, they didn’t want a dance.
There is a chance that things may be arranged so there can
be. a dance sponsored by the sophomore class later this term,
,but right now we are wondering if this is the way all class social
functions will be handled this year, or if the classes can organ
ize themselves well enough to make the best of what there is to
tvork with and straighten out the details soon enough and well
piuiugh to make Oregon’s social life the smooth running ma
chine it has been in the past.
•• —H.N.
WUat IdJSSfy Money 3>oed.
$1 a month will provide soy bean milk for Chinese students
(threatened with tuberculosis.
"$5 will buy from one to six books which w ill bring new hope
|to student prisoners and will enable many of them even to ob
tain their degrees while behind barbed wire.
$15 will support a Chinese student for a month.
$60 will provide tuition, board, lodging, and clothing for a
Refugee student in Switzerland.
$1,500 will operate for a year one Student Center in China
[with facilities for bathing, recreation, reading, and self-help.
The Cutting Room
Perhaps the predominance of dialogue over ac
tion and some of the mannerisms of the actors in
“Watch on the Rhine’’ will seem a little strange
and foreign to many cinemaddicts.
This is because “Watch on the Rhine” is Lillian
Heilman’s stage play transferred to the screen with
very little change. The picture has more of the char
acteristics of the typical stage production than of
the typical movie.
Bette Davis in It
Herman Shumlin directed both play and pic
ture. Playwright Heilman herself wrote some of
the extra scenes which are added to the screen ver
sion. Except for Bette Davis the cast is largely the
The result is the best picture we have seen this
year. “Watch on the Rhine” is emotionally power
ful and intellectually mature. It is a “grown up” pic
ture .. . quite a rarity in an industry that specializes
in pleasing the sub-adolescent mind.
Even before the outbreak of world war II there
was a strong anti-Nazi underground movement in
Europe. This picture is the story of one of the men
who took part in that movement.
To America
The man (Paul Lukas) and his American wife
(Bette Davis), who are in America collecting money
for the anti-Fascist cause, visit the home of Miss
Davis’s wealthy socialite mother (Lucile Watson).
Another house guest, a Roumanian count, rec
ognizes Lukas. When it becomes necessary for Lu
kas to return to Europe to continue his underground
work, the count demands $10,000 for not revealing
him to the Nazi authorities. Lukas, fearing a dou
ble cross, is forced to shoot the blackmailer. Ha
then leaves for Germany and almost certain cap
ture by the Gestapo.
Acting Tops
When Paul Lukas played the same part in the
Broadway production both the New York Drama
'league and the critic staff of Variety designated^
his performance as the best acting of 1941. His por
trayal of the sensitive man who abhors violence
but does not hesitate to kill when \t is necessary
for the cause which is his life work, is equally goo^
on the screen. |
Although a newcomer to her pawy: Bette Davis
gives a performance equal to the fife example set
by Lukas. The semi-comic role of fjnother-in-law
Lucile Watson adds an element of refreshing vigour
to this generally somber drama.
Only Objection
We have only one objection to tjie picture. We
do not like the extra closing scenej|,tacked on by
screen-writer George Coulouris. Th* story is com
plete when Lukas leaves for Geriiany. This six
months-later episode is merely an egetise for Bette
Davis to do a little more acting.
Chow Line,
UO Style
The unsung heroines of the
campus are the women who cook
for the army. These women serve
meals three times a day to boys
that came back for seconds and
In Straub hall alone, 650 men
are served. Four thousand bottles
of milk disappear each day. As
do also, 350 to 385 pounds of
meat. Fifty employees are re
quired to keep Straub kitchen
running smoothly.
They’re really interested
Five cooks have their hands
full with just the main portion
of the meals. Two types of pantry
women are needed; one group
makes the salads, prepares the
vegetables for cooking. The other
serves food to the boys as they
line up cafeteria style.
This is one of their most en
joyable jobs. In the words of one
of them, “we get a big kick see
ing the boys and having them
like our food.” Four pastry cooks
work continuously making pies,
cakes, cookies and hot breads. A
demand for seconds is always
heard on pie.
Hen-men Eat Too
Hendricks hall feeds about 225
men. The cooks there have
learned the boys dislike scram
bled eggs for breakfast and scorn
beans of any kind. Buffet style
is the order for all meals and ev
ery meal is usually over in 30
minutes. The dinner gong rings
promptly at 6:45, 12:00 and 5:30.
The cooks all like their work and
also feel in Hendricks that they
have never had a better bunch of
fellas to cook for.
While there is a smaller num
ber of men to cook for in the for
mer fraternity houses, this never
theless requires lots of work and
planning. There too, the meals
are served buffet style. As a
whole, the boys are moderately
quiet at meals. They are just a
bunch of boys, funny at times and
always nice, according to the
cooks. Steaks are always wel
come. But squash is definitely
out, for all meals.
Mabel Paige in
r;. .
There’s been quite a conglomeration of unifprms around
the campus this last week—what with all the V-l£’ers and n^®
rines coming come on leaves. They all seem to \£ant to come
back to get another good look at their alma niater—and of
course, those girl friends they left behind. 1
Canard club’s own Steve Bristol, Phi Psi’s John Noble, ATO
Bill Bartell look nothin’ but good
in those marine uniforms. After
their 12-day leave, they will all
return to USC for further train
Beta George Blake and Bob
Jackson have just completed their
basic V-12ing at Willamette and
after their leaves they will go
to base hospital for three months
training and then off to pre-med
Cadet Clell Crane, ex-Oregon
and character-at-large, reports
from training at Georgetown,
Virginia, that he has spent “96
hours, 14 minutes and 40.4 sec
onds and expended 6.06 x 10.23
ergs of energy—making beds.”
He reminisces of the “old days”
when “I used to make my bed
only when my mother would come
to Eugene to see me.”
Ensign Winston “Bill” Cox, ex
Delt, is home on leave after four
months training at Columbia uni
versity, New York, where he re
ceived his commission. From here
he will go on to San Francisco
to go into active service. Good
luck, Bill.
Before I go any further and
before I will have a good night’s
sleep I must rectify the error in
regard to Bud Houston, of which
there is no such person. The hon
orable name is Bud Johnson, Sig
ma Nu, V-12er, at Parkville, Mis
Beta Earl Walters is now a 2nd
Lt. in the paratroopers back at
Fort Benning. Wedding bells
should be ringing very soon for
him and Alpha Phi Sal Holden.
Rally! Rally! Ted Loud, Beta,
our ex-yell leader is back to see
us from Washington State where
he is a V-12-er. Maybe Ted might
honor us with a couple of the old
yells at the game this next week
end. How about that, Ted?
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