Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 03, 1944, Page 2, Image 2

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The Editor
These comments were to be de
livered at the Tuesday, October 3,
meeting of veterans planning to
organize a social club, but your
civilian-written editorial Saturday
'‘Home Again . . .” prompts sub
mission to The Emerald.
Emerald editorial writer “N.Y.”
says: "Because of the immeasur
able difference between your pres
ent environment and that which
you recently left, you form an ele
ment of the student population
which is totally new.”
True, all of us have had a taste
of military life. Some more than
others. Some very little. Now, by
our own choice we are in a univer
sity to enjoy the advantages of civ
ilian education, activities and social
contacts. We did not come here for
something military, but something
that service interrupted and should
again be continued.
Editorialist N.Y. goes on to say:
“You men . . . are . . . bringing
with you sociological, political and
personal ideas which have seldom,
if ever, been introduced in strength
to the academically and socially
sleepy old U. of O.”
Fie on N.Y. He should have read
the registration news. You can’t
have an academically sleepy old
U. of O. and have President Hollis
announce, as he did: "The school
is trying to raise academic stand
ards. (Already generally consid
ered good.) If your performance
does not indicate profit, the schol
arship committee may ask you not
to return to school.”
High academic standards are
fortified with a liberal opportunity
to choose courses of one’s liking
in this N.Y.-labeled “academically
sleepy old U. of O.” President Hol
lis lias also said: “Not a single
division, department, school or col
lege will lie suspended during the
coming (1944-45) academic year,
in short, any student interested in
one of the fields of study assigned
to the University of Oregon may
be certain that he can pursue bis
.major academic interest at the
University this coming year with
out any waste of time.”
“Socially sleepy” N.Y. also says
True, 2(18 men and 127G women
may make all campus males so
cially “sleepy”; but campus social'
activities need not be gauged to
problems arising from a prepond
erance of one sex against another.
.As for the campus veterans now
•organizing a campus veterans’ or
ganization “to promote the social
status of veterans,” it is fitting to
inquire; Why not ask the broader,
more representative student body
and ASUO executive council to get
busy on campus social life ? This
is not a problem peculiar to vet
erans alone.
Your N.Y. continues: “You are
agitated, discontented, possibly
cynical as a result of what you
have gone through and what you
have seen. . . . You will be centers
•of attraction.” >'.■
Certainly not that. We are out of
service, ou the campus, and will
want to pursue a healthy, well
balanced student social and aca
demic life with the hundreds of
fellow civilian students with whom
wo associate daily. YVliy then make
us centers of. attraction? Those
self-appointed chairmen who in
tend to organize campus veterans
Will do, as writer N.Y. predicts,
“make us ceuters of attraction.”
There is reason to question the
adviseability of veterans segregat
ing into a military unit, insofar as
membership qualifications are con
cerned. This would tend to separate
the veterans from those class
mates, whose association they
want, and their association that
the classmates want . . . both the
men and women.
We veterans are now civilian
students in a civilian university.
We want to enjoy the advantages
l Ph ase turn to pdiie three)
Oregon if Emerald
Acting Editor
Business Manager
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
Betty Lou Vogelpohl, Executive Secretary
Marguerite Wittwer, Women’s Editor
Winifred Romtvedt, Assistant News Editor
Jean Lawrence, Betty French Robertson,
Assistant Managing Editors
Gloria Campbell, Pat McCormick
Edith Newton, Carol Cook
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Ml. feiichei Sp&aUl. . .
Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican the speech to
be delivered by John W. Bricker in our McArthur court Octo
ber 12 is one you should not miss.
The Republican nominee for vice president is at the moment
one of the most important men in the United States. It matters
not what issue he will take up on his Eugene visit; he is sure
to discuss some major point in the presidential campaign and
for that reason his speech will be worthwhile.
We should remember that Bricker will discuss problems
which must be solved soon, and many of the students on this
campus will take part in meeting those problems and finding
a solution.
Mr. Bricker has campaigned throughout the country and is
an excellent speaker. He was long discussed as a possible presi
dential candidate. We should consider ourselves lucky to have
such a speaker come to our campus.
It has often been a criticism of this college community, or
any college community for that matter, that students tend to
forget world and national affairs and bury themselves in purely
college matters. Here is a chance to prove that students do
think about problems outside of getting assignments in on time
and coke dates at the Side. A speech of major importance in the
national history of our country will be made on our campus
and we will be privileged to go to the auditorium as free think
ing people and listen to a top figure in national politics. And
when we leave the auditorium we should not stop thinking but
continue to talk and discuss the issues, to look for holes in the
arguments, to praise and bolster the speakers’ points, to com
pare his speech with others, and to form our own opinions.
For Democrats and Republicans alike here is a speech which
should not be missed.—M.A.C.
All- Am&ucGM fy&i cHele+t. ..
This is for a girl somewhere in New York City who has
probably just received the good news. At the moment she is
either tramping those very, very hot sidewalks downtown near
42nd or she is proudly spending the returns of a paycheck
some magazine decided she was good enough to receive. For
Helen Johnson, editor of the 1944 Oregana, has received the
All-American rating for the book she put out last year under
extreme difficulties.
The announcement must have made her just a little home
sick for that busy little office up on the second floor of the
Journalism building. It must have certainly brought an I-told
you-so grin, because Helen had to struggle against a number of
obstacles imposed not only by wartime restrictions but by those
that were the result of wartime morale.
Shortage of paper, shortage of printing equipment, shortage
of help, forced her to condense the usual yearbook material
into a thinner and smaller package. Naturally some things had
to be dropped completely, so that she was faced with the prob
lem of not only gathering and assembling the material, but
also of selecting the most important.
Her job was a hard one. It was made harder by the usual
“campus kicking" and the pessimistic predictions that a smaller
Oregana wouldn’t "have a chance” in the finals. Helen man
aged to circumvent most of the drawbacks to a smaller year
book by revolutionizing the layouts, introducing new styles,
and in general packing a lot of pep and show into the edition.
Her idea worked ... in the manner that most of Helen’s
“brainstorms" worked. The Oregana received the rating be
cause it'had "such an interesting organization,” because "the
pictures were the best they had seen,” because the "coverage
was so excellent.” Now this year’s editor, Edith Newton, can
pin up the traditional All-American rating where all the editors
before her have pinned them up.
And for those students who worked on the staff with Helen
and believed what she believed, and were willing to prove it.
the rating means just as much. For Helen it probably meats a
"job well done” and, incidentally, an added boost to that new
job she is busy plugging.—P.O.
Slifi oJj the Jlifi
From the number of pins and rings being sported around the
haunts of the Webfeet this fall, it looks as though Dan Cupid
was really working overtime. The combination of rice and
wedding bells is even pushing ye olde Oregon brand of mist
into the position of atmospheric runner-up.
Latest wedding in the Theta
house has been that of Sally
Bowerman to Dick Rathburn, and,
from the realms of the KKGs
comes word of Junior Weekend
Princess Pegge Klepper middle
aisling it with Chi Psi Bud Fenton.
Alpha Phis were pleasantly sur
prised by the news of former house
president, Kay Jenkin's, marriage
to ATO Clyde Hollenbeck on Sep
tember 16. Pi Phi flash of the
week—Dodie Lakin and Lieutenant
j.g. James Cutler, graduate of
Stanford, where he was affiliated
with SAE, were married in Port
land Sunday. Alpha Xi Charlene
Brown is back on the campus this
term after her marriage to navy
man Bob Davidson during the sum
That huge solitaire worn on the
third finger left hand of Betti Ho
decker, Alpha Phi, is from ATO
Pete Miller, now a flight officer—
and have you seen DeeGee Rannie
Flatcher’s new ring—from Pete,
the SAE whom she met when he
was stationed in Boise where she
lives. Yep, it’s a diamond for Jan
ice Hough from Marine Lieuten
ant William Otto. The culmination
of a Webfoot-ASTP romance was
the announcement of the engage
ment of Jean Lawrence to Marlen
Yoder, now overseas, at the Alpha
Gam house the other evening.
Speaking of rings, you’d better
keep an eye on that zircon that
Tri-Delt Pat Percival is wearing—
from Orin Weere, now on campus.
It might turn into a diamond one
of these days. Looks like it’s going
to be a January wedding for ADPi
Laura Kimball. Big news at the
Pi Phi house last week was the
announcement of the engagement
of Dora DeJahnatt to George
Wood. It’s an engagement for Al
pha Phi Toni Sutton—lucky man
is Dick Bates, Beta, from the Uni
versity of California—the wedding
is scheduled for November, unless
Uncle Sam has other plans. Char
lotte Fehley, Alpha Xi Delta
pledge, and fiance Charles Boss are
altar-bound in Ihe near future.
DeeGee Jackie Kenfield returned
with a ring from her California
man, and Alpha Xi Ruth Van Bus
kirk recently announced her be
trothal to Phi Delt Dave McGuire,
pre-med. Kappa Marge Hill and
Bill McElhenny tied the final knot
in a summer ceremony. A headliner
(Please turn to page three)
Grade Allen
For President
Once again an election year has
shoved its red, white, and blue face
across the threshold of Dr. Gallup,
and it behooves us—the common
man—to consider for some length
the quality of candidates who are
again determined to fool the peo
Riding the rods in from Portland
on the Dewey special, I was par
ticularly struck by the modesty of
the man. Not a mention of Manila
or the Maine. Here is a man who
has something to say — and it’s
too bad he doesn’t say it.
Nevertheless, far be it from me
to present the wrong view of blis
sterling (copper) candidate. In
fact reports from Washington al
ready say that someone has hung
a sign on the White House read
ing: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’’
On the other hand, we nave that
sterling (brass) candidate for re
election for the 98th or 99th time,
Franklin Benjamin Roosevelt. It is
rumored that Mr. Roosevelt is
backed by the communists, the
fascists, the anarchists, and even
a few scattered democrats.
But what Roosevelt loses in the
north he will gain in the deep, or
“solid’’ south, for it is a well-known
fact that there are no republicans
in the south, except for two New
Englanders who have been stranded
c* a large Louisiana catfish float
ing through the Mississippi delta.
It is said that the republicans, un
wise to democrat ways, were sold
a ticket on the catfish by the De
troit office of ODT, and have made
better time than any known South
ern Pacific train has done between
those two great metropoli, Port
land and Eugene, to anyone’s re
And then there’s the prohibition
There’s also a man named Morse,
who, since he cannot play the
guitar, has faded into the back
ground, along with his horse,
which he forgot to change in the
middle of the stream.
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