Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 02, 1943, Page 2, Image 2

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    The Cutting
II 1
“Thank Your Lucky Stars” is
lik-e stew. It contains a little bit
of everything, not very much of
The picture stars Eddie Cantor,
Betty Davis, Humphrey Bogart,
John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Ann
Sheridan, Errol Flynn, Olivia de
Haviland, Dinah Shore, Joan Les
lie, Dennis Morgan, Don Wilson,,
Alexis Smith, Hattie McDaniel,
Edward Everett Horton, S. Z.
Sakall, a cigar store Indian, and
assorted dogs.
Names Walk On
Most of these big names mere
ly walk onto the screen, sing a
song, and walk off again. Bo
gart doesn't even sing. He just
walks on, looks around, says a
few words, and walks off.
Eddie Cantor plays the leading
part in the so-called story that
is supposed to bind this series of
isolated scenes together. In fact,
he plays both leading parts. He
is: (1) a burlesque of himself,
filled with stale jokes, who wants
to dress chorus girls as boiled
potatoes and have them dive into
a vat of sour cream; (2) a frus
trated dramatic actor who can’t
get a job because he looks too
much like Eddie Cantor.
A Long Succession
“Thank Your Lucky Stars” is
principally one long succession of
song and dance acts. Some of
thorn .exhibit the worst taste
made public since the erection of
Villard hall.
Spike Jones, who has inspired
a considerable number of musk
cians to ram their heads through
brick walls, is displayed in all
his washboard and cowbell glory.
Cantor struggles through a num
ber called “Doing the Patriotic
Thing,” the lyrics of which sound
like a combination of an eighth
grader’s prize essay on “Why We
Should Cooperate With the Ra
tion Board” and page one of any
10 cent joke magazine.
But most of the acts are very
Why Little Girls Scream
Dinah Shore sings “Thank
Your Lucky Stars,” “The Dream
er,” and “How Sweet You Are.”
If Frank Sinatra does to the fem
inine sex what Dinah Shore does
to us we know why little girls
Ann Sheridan vocalizes “Love
Isn’t Born, It's Made,” a lyric
with extremely interesting con
notations. "That’s why every
window has a window shade,”
Miss Sheridan explains as the
muscles beneath her smooth-fit
tiyg dress ripple most ecstatical
Also good are Bette Davis’s
half-sung, half-acted rendition of
“They're Either Too Young or
Too Old,” and Errol Flynn’s ver
sion of a braggart cockney pub
dweller singing “That's What
You Jolly Well Get.”
But these acts are near the end
of the picture. By that time we
were so tired of watching song
nnd dance routines that we just
sat there, patiently and unrespon
sively, wondering when the end
would come.
Don't Slack
(Continued from pane one)
Wright; Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Nancy Bush; Kappa Alpha The
ta, Phyllis Evans; Pi Beta Phi,
Barbara McClung; Sigma Kappa
and Hillcrest lodge, Mary Corri
gan; Highland house, Wynetta
Ruth Cramer; Hilyard house,
Cloydeen Darby; Lombardy lodge,
Betty Strauss; Mill lodge, Pat
Gantry; Hawthorne lodge, Jan
et Douglas, and Casablanca lodge,
Alice Druskin.
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
Charles Politz, Joanne Nichols
Associate Editors
Shirley Stearns, Executive Secretary
Anne Craven, Assistant Managing Editor
Pvt. Bob Stephensen, 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.
<Mir SoldUeAA.!
We didn't have the traditional Oregon welcome mat down,
we couldn’t have the band and the cheers, but none of you have
to be told how we felt when you got in. Nobody has to tell you
how much it means that you juniors are back. The sight of one
“old” face was worth a million pep talks on any subject you
could name.
In these days, the fact that about forty men who left for mili
tary training last summer can come back to the old haunts is
worth nothing short of a miracle. And weTe proud it happened
that way. More than any other group you bridge the gap be
tween the new and the old. The new is the changed order of
things, and the shakeup it has brought.
Your present status actually has nothing to do with Oregon
as a campus, you are soldier students. The old is life as it. used
to be.
But the best parts of what we like to remember about the
peace days clings. You, as Oregon men returning to the campus
in uniform, will remember much of the old ways, and you will
have a great deal to demonstrate concerning the new.
* * *
No, we didn’t have the band out, we didn’t even know which
train was yours. You marched up the street instead of catch
ing a ride with some pal, you are living in one house instead of
the many organizations which you used to represent, you are
marching into the class rooms you saw for the first time three
years ago. But there is one thing to count on, those who knew
you before and those who have never known you felt pretty
darned glad. Hi, soldiers, and welcome home.
Awotltesi Qinune?
“Now they want us to contribute to the World Student Ser
vice fund. Every time you turn around, you have to donate
to something. I’m getting tired of hearing nothing but gimme.”
So wail Oregon students.
It’s no fun asking for donations for something—not even for
a cause like the World Student Service fund. Soliciting for
money is hard work. People don't like being requested to give
up the cash which they cling to so lovingly— and they don’t
like those who ask it of them. Nor do people like being told
they ought to contribute money to some fund. Words like “con
tribute" and “donation” set up an automatic “no” reponse in
the hearer.
Those who ask for donations get tired, too. Bell-ringing,
button-holing, and canvassing torture the feet and weary the
brain. But they remember the reasons they are asking for
money. They remember the work that money will do. And they
go on asking for more.
“I put all my money into war bonds. Shouldn’t we buy bonds
instead of giving to the WSSF?” queries a quibbler.
That't like saying we should sleep rather than eat. We have
to do both. We must buy w-ar bonds, of course, but we must
also give all that we can to the significant work of building a
better world. Perhaps the “better world” will have to wait
till after the war for actual construction, but the framework
can be made now. The foundation for the framework is called
education, and education is the purpose of the World Student
Service fund.
“Well, that's all very true, I guess, but I’ve already given
my share.”
Behind,the barbed wire and within the stone walls of enemy
prison camps are American soldiers, sailors and marines. Thev
did their share, and their only thought now is to get out and
do it all over again. Meanwhile, the World Student Service fund
sends them books and supplies to make the hours of waiting
seem shorter.
/J Slip tke. Jlty 1
’Twas a happy moment for the coeds Saturday .when, at
long last, the train bearing returning Junior ROTC men
pulled into Eugene. In fact, it was hard to tell who’s happier
about the whole thing—the gals or the fellows. First on re
turned Sigma Chi Bill Lilly’s list of things to do is a bona fide
serenade, so prepare yourself, women!
- Oops, No Mattresses
War or no war, Hallowe’en pranks go on forever. Take, jror
example, the trick the Alpha Chi
pledges pulled on their dignified
upper-classmen. Picture a freez
ing sleeping porch with icy mem
bers climbing into bed only to
find their mattresses gracefully
dumped on the fire escape. Oh,
well, that’s life!
Alpha Chis Chuck Pelley and
Lois McConkey were also hon
ored with a traditional tubbing
At the Chi O house, the femmes
were busy chasing little ( ?) boys
away from their doors, while the
Tri-Delts were plunged into a
total black-out when some char
acter with an odd sense of hu
mor pulled the master switch—
hmmm, fun!
One Returned—One Will
Back in town last weekend was
DU Hal Oman, now a big report
er on the Journal. Last year’s
senior class prexy, Ray Packouz,
is also slated for a return trip to
the campus in the near future.
Happy indeed Sunday were Phi
Delts Jim Thayer and Pres
Phipps of the ROT.C, when they
greeted brother Bill Skade, now
wearing an ensign’s stripe and
home on leave. The boys hadn’t
figured on seeing each other
again till afti*r the war.
Oh So Solly
What would this column be
without the customary apology
paragraph? This time it’s Marge
Titus whose forgiveness we hum
bly ask—seems she’s not a Pi
Phi, but a Theta.
Attention all who profess to
have talent: There should be an
advertisement in today’s Emer
ald, or one in the near future,
about all who are interested in
entertaining at local functions.
We are on the “inside,” and it
sounds great!
But She’s All Right
Dorrie Stein was scared into
immobility when Oge “ROTC”
Young surprised her by his ar
rival—she still chuckles gleefully
to herself at odd moments, but
she’s all right, all right, all right.
On that next trip to the Eu
gene hotel, check cutie Marilyn
Olsen who plays the violin with
Holman’s band. P.S.—She’s an
Alpha Chi pledge.
“Sultan” Bill Sinnott—he of
the wavy locks—has been seen
on various occasions squiring
three of the local queens at the
Eugene officers’ club. Funny part
of it is, the whole deal is strict
ly Dutch—just good friends, Bill
Quickly getting to be a steady
twosome are ADPi Faye “Stinky”
Rice and Thomas B. Hewitt, one
time Beta at Cal, and now with
the army engineers here.
Wayne university offers in
struction in Russian, Portuguese
and Chinese.
Good for your morale
Daily.1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday... 8 a.m. to 6 p
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Morning and Evening
rides by appointment.
28th & S. Hilyard
Co-op Rental Libe
Proves Enigma
The student rental library and
bookstore in the Co-op is one of
those campus advantages which
is either enthusiastically patron
ized or indifferently ignored.
Elonde Mrs. Florence Jessup, li
brarian in chargejsSince last May,
handles the buying of all books
for the department and, contrary
to popular belief, 'has no difficul
ty in securing reading material,
new or old. f__
Her clientele, Of course, con
sists mainly of civilian and , sol
are rented by iriembers of the
faculty, housemothers, and a few
According to Mrs. Jessup, the
number of rentals [this year com
pares favorably wjth the pa> a
spite of the decrease in eimuil
ment. Books foretnost in popu
larity at present aj?e: “The Robe’’
by Lloyd Douglais, Marquand’s
“So Little Time,”:'Vincent Shee
an’s “Between thf~ Thunder and
the Sun,” and Evet Curie’s “Jour
ney Among Warriors.”
There is a great revival in the
demand for “War and Peace” by
Tolstoy. Surprisingly, of the muri
ber of books purchased1 by the
men in khaki, the preference runs
to volumes of poetry. Although
not as favored as:more literary
types, humorous and detective
stories receive their, due as pure
entertainment reading.
The library’s rental fee is '~\e
dollar a year or three to
cents a day, according to the
type of book. ~
When questioned...as to the
merits of student-centers, Mrs.
Jessup admits that: they are co
operative and careful in book
handling but calls attention # to
the one exception—the disregard
for new books on the display ta
bles in the Co-op aisles. The un
intentional damaging of these
volumes acts as a boomerang to
the student—in other word's, less
profit in the store, less d{scount
on purchases.
Rollins college recently cele
brated its 58th anniversary.
dier students. In .addition, bo^ks
Most Popular
First Church of Christ,
Eugene, Oregon
Announces a Free Lec
ture on Christian Science,
“Christian Science: The
Religion of Reality’’
Paul A. Harsch, C.S.B.
of Toledo, Ohio
Member of the Board of
Lectureship of The
Mother Church
The First Church of
Christ, Scientist, in
Boston, Massachusetts
Mayflower Theater
784 11th Ave., East 1
1 his Evening, November
2nd, at Eight o’clock
The Public Is Cordially
Invited to Attend