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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1944)
By AL YOUNG
SHOUT, SHORT FEATURE ON
THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE—
Now that the Theta Sig edition
has come and gone, we can settle
hack in our easy chair and rest
assured that the Emerald will print
any old crud. Time was when wc
?thought that certain features in
our column were a trifle out on
the proverbial limb, but after read
ing the assorted stuff in the gay
and enjoyable Theta Sig edition,
we figure anything will do. We
might, for instance, write some
thing in the Ernie Pyle style.
Ernie, as you may or may not
know, recently won the Pulitzer
prize for his on-the-scene report
ing in the E. T. O.
To illustrate in point, here’s how
he might report news of the local
air corps operation:
I talked with Pvt. Dick Murway
of 7-11 Bush Street, Lakewood,
A>hio today about the recent re
classification of air corps men.
Private Murway was one of the
few who volunteered his services
to G-2 for purposes of gaining in
formation on the recent foreign
duty assigned to some of the men
in his detachment.
Private Murway asked me to
say hello to his father, Alfred K.
and his mother for him. I said that
I would be glad to do that.
After we had talked for a while,
Murway loosened up and told me
of his hopes for a better world
after the war. He said that he
could hardly wait until he could
plant sweet peas in his wall box
—%rd watch the little green things
growing taller and taller.
He went on to say: “Like all
patriotic young Americans, I’m
vigorously opposed to anything.
What was good en’uf for father is
good en’uf for me.”
That night while I walked across
the campus toward my tent, where
I sleep with 50 other correspon
dents, I could not help but think
of the home-spun philosophy that
this fine American youth had given
Fable of a Fabulous Misfit
By DICK MURWAY
We were walking along a dark corridor in Villard one after
noon last week when a strange fellow shuffled from the
shadows and wondered if he might have a few words with us.
The fellow bore an apologetic look upon his round, unhappy
face and we thought maybe his few words would be: Can you
spare a dime for a lemola?
But the chap opened with: “I
don’t drink beer.” He made the
statement very blunt and appar
ently it was intended to explain
‘‘That’s tough,” we replied. ‘‘It’s
gonna get pretty hot this summer,
too. But then you can always drink
lemolas, can’t you?”
“You don’t see,’’ the chap pro
tested, his unhappy face becoming
even sadder. He began to whine:
“Because I don’t drink beer I will
never be able to get my name in
A1 Young's column in the Em
“Well, that isn't such a tough
break,” we told him.
“Oh, but I do wanta get my
name in the Emerald so badly.”
“It shouldn't be too difficult,”
we assured him. “Why don’t you
do something that is new?”
“Nothing ever happens to me.”
“You can always write a letter
to the president of Indiana U. The
Indiana paper will make some
comment and Miss Wittwer of the
Emerald will put it in her ‘Clips
and Comments’ column.”
“What could I write to the presi
dent of Indiana U. ?”
“Well, if you don’t like that,
surely you can get your name in
Betty Sailor’s gossip column.”
When we said that, the fellow
drew himself up to his full stature
(five feet two) and replied with
dignity: “I have some standards,
Hastily we started off on a new
tack: “If you’re a human being,
me. And I could not help but think
of how the young had taken pos
session of the earth and were will
ing to die for it.
Anyway, Ernie Pyle might do
it that way.
Many of you are plan
ning suitable gifts for
Mother and that is
where The Broadway
comes into the picture
with appropriate sug
gestions. For instance:
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HANDBAGS—And all leather ones at that—in the new fash
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many to choose from—2.95 to $7.95.
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Miss Wittwer will interview you.
She likes to interview human be
The strange fellow blushed. ‘‘To
be interviewed by Miss Wittwer is
my highest ambition, next to get
ting my name in A1 Young’s col
umn, and since I don't drink beer
there is no chance of the latter.”
“Well, then, you should be inter
viewed by Miss Wittwer. You are a
human being, aren't you ? She loves
to interview human people.”
Continuing to blush the little
fellow declared: “I’m afraid I’m
not worthy of being interviewed.
You see, I don’t collect anything
but stamps; I haven’t shot down
any zeroes; and besides all that I
don’t drink beer.”
“What’s your stamp collection
like?” we pursued hopefully.
“It’s not much.”
The chap made the last state
ment in the most abject of tones.
It’s a pity there are people like
him in the world, we thought to
ourselves. Misfits. No place in A1
Young’s column, not worthy of be
ing interviewed by Wittwer.
“Your best bet is to rob a bank,”
we told him.
“I’ve thought of that,” he an
swered, “but the newspapers us
ually omit the names of first of
At that we had to depart. We
didn’t want to suggest robbing
Exec Council of Dads
To Meet Saturday
The state executive council of
the Oregon Dads association will
meet Saturday afternoon at Eu
gene, Karl W. Onthank, executive
secretary of the organization, an
Under primary consideration will
be the Erb Memorial scholarship
and a continuation of the former
discussion on returning service
To Conclude Today
Oreganas will continue to come
off the assembly line today be
tween 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Edith
Newton, business manager, an
nounced. The line forms at the
south end of McArthur court.
Some Oreganas are still avail
able at the educational activities
office for those who have not yet
purchased their books, she re
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■— and —
We are finally having- what is
supposed to be spring term wea
ther. These glorious sunny days
find the freshly clipped lawn in
front of McClure dotted with
O.D.'s, as the boys relax between
tussles with the elements in chem
In the spring a young man's
fancy turns—so we took off for
the house parties Saturday eve. .
There has been quite a change
since the close of winter season;
more ciivlians than we’ve seen in a |
long time, an overabundance of ait
corps personnel, and too many!
At 0900 Sunday a dozen or so
of the lads were teeing off at the i
first hole. No doubt they feel that
golfing is a prime requisite of a
successful physician. Late in the
day, a big boat cruised up to the
barracks and corraled a couple of
G.I.'s. These squares didn't even
get the femmes' names.
We look forward to the Junior
Ptom with hope and speculation as
we remember the caliber of the
campus dances so far this term.
The J. P. should be more success
ful in drawing a bigger and livelier '
crowd. Full support from the
armed (sliderules) forces is ex
pected, so it ought to be a “reet
Rosy and tanned faces were the
only visible results of our little
visit to the U. of O. Medical school
in Portland. Dr. Merriam got a
couple of fine shots of the roadside
nature lovers while Dr. Dedrick
helped to fix a flat tire.
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