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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 4, 1943)
By DICK MURWAY
One thing the parmy page has
lanced in the past is book re
views. Some of the fellows, it is
true, don’t feel they have time
to read. Others don't think they
do. Others don’t feel. So it goes,
but here’re some book notes.
A best seller on the campus
ever since the soldiers arrived
last May has been the delightful,
fascinating, informative “Hand
book of Chemistry and Physics.”
This attractive book has been a
source of enjoyment for many.
Dr. Norris, eminent physicist,
continues to recommend it as a
I happened to mention that I
lik^to read Boccaccio and Thorne
Smith as they’re whimsically ri
bald and ribaldly whimsical, re
spectively, and a big-looking boy
taps me on the shoulder with a
hand which I am glad is not in
a plaster cast. He says, “Yeah,
I l’-'""’ to read something besides
maJeajneself, but I wonder if it
is worth the effort wading
through a lot of boring philoso
phy and junk before you comes
to the few hot passages.”
Like Joe Louis’ sparring part
ner, I reply: “Whatever you say
Jt-oetry, May he
The Co-op has been displaying
■sOJHie modern poetry in attractive
folder format. These folders fit
neatly into calculus texts. Per
sonally, I go for the Baudelaire
but can’t see much in the Rim
baud, Delmore, Patchen, etc.
When I say I can’t see much, I
mean it—the words may sound
nice, but that’s all. Maybe
“V Ruii" should explain the ideas
to me. However, once I was in
spired by a French work and
composed the following:
This hanging in space and look
down at the ceiling
Is beginning to get me,
Raid the sloth.
Purple calico, the poet told him,
The only title I can think of is:
“My parents were Twin Sisters.”
Air Corps Renews Flight Athletic Battles
Having completed the playoffs
of the recently concluded round
robin athletic tournament, the
“ex" pre-mets are now reviving
the old saying, “Don't knife my
mother! I’ll give you the extra
two points,” and starting on a
new round robin series. This time,
however, the schedule has been
revised so that the air corps boys
have been split into two leagues
with the winner of each circuit
battling for detachment suprem
acy at the conclusion of the play.
The sports to be featured in the
league competition are basket
ball, handball, volleyball, and
swimming. Lt. Max Punches,
head of the detachment athletic
program, is scheduling no out
door sports to protect the Hen
dricks haliers from the blinding
rays of the winter Oregon sun.
Flights C, F, and G managed
to capture the championship
berths in the basketball, softball,
and soccer playoffs, respective
ly, by virtue of their being able
to play at catch-as-catch-can a
little better than the rest of the
teams in the finals.
No one was a match for the
plucky C five in basketball and
the “Hurricane” trampled every
team it faced with overwhelming
scores. “Red” Williams was the
sparkplug of the “C” cagers and
bagged enough buckets during
the tournament to convince ev
eryone that he is top-flight ma
terial in this sport.
Flight F also massacred all op
posing nines in the softball play
offs until her final contest when
she had to come from behind in
the last of the ninth to cross the
platter five times, edge out
Flight A, and take the champion
ship by one run. The final game
was played in a rainstorm (“Cal
ifornia mist” to the natives) and
the going was slightly wet.
Maybe Flights G and F were
playing soccer in their champion
ship game, but from where I
stood it looked more like water
polo. A .young tributary of the
Willamette flowed dirtectly
through the middle of the soccer
field and the two “aquatic” elev
ens had trouble keeping the ball
afloat. G had a good 100 yard
free-style swimmier and conse
quently overpowered F, 3-1.
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EARLY THIS YEAR
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is resplendent with new ideas
in inexpensive gifts.
ART NEEDLEWORK and
knitting yarns are attracting a
great deal of attention. The Gift
Department is featuring many
things, but right now
is making a hit.
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The 300 or more games that
were played in the first tourna
ment served to round the men into
keener condition and the results
of the competition give some ba
sis for evaluation and specula
tion in regard to future perform
ances of the players. A large
Here goes the army again. If
we can't have a dance, we can
certainly show our determination
by presenting an army swing
program. “Campus Serenade"
brings the band to the fore again
with all its jive. The boys have
been working hard to make their
presence known and, even though
it be Sunday at 1500, folks will
know they’re good.
The football team will be away
this weekend, scheduled to play
the Tankers at Marshfield. Again
we have a Sunday attraction.
We're all rootin’ for the boys to
come home with another win over
their brothers in combat.
* * *
“Just a good deal" is about the
only comment that really covers
the swell time the air corps had
at their dance last Saturday
night. Quite a nice crowd gath
ered to a six-piece section of the
army band and Sue Welch, vo
* * *
The engineers and language
men have gotten to the system
of permanent section leaders. The
new men took command yester
day with cadet company com
mander and first sergeant, sec
tion leaders and assistant leaders.
The leaders wear acting-sergeant
or corporal stripes denoting their
The air corpsmen have used
this system to a degree since
they came last spring but the
ASTUs have held the idea of ro
tation of duties until now.
number of experienced and flashy
athletes have been uncovered and
some of the new teams have al
ready given evidence that they
will bear watching in future tour
There is one consolation in con
nection with the new tournament
—the games are to be played in
doors. It's not that we don't like
Oregon weather, we just hate to
see those three men drown on
the middle of Hayward field.
Yikesl—I hope McArthur court
For a neatly tapered haircut
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