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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1944)
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LOUISE MONTAG, PEGGY OVERLAND
Betty French Robertson, Women’s Editor
Winifred Romtvedt, Assistant News Editor
Darrell Boone, Photographer
Gloria Campbell, Pat McCormack,
Betty Bennett, Music 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.
Both Republican and Democratic flag wavers on the campus
have organized and are campaigning for their respective candi
dates. Political faiths are now made known by the button one
wears on his lapel. And more and more bull sessions are turn
ing to arguments over the merits and faults of “crusader” Gov.
Dewey and “indispensable” Mr. Roosevelt.
We have noticed, however, that the arguments are usually
based upon statements heard by the students in casual con
versations at home—the usual generalities which are seldom
backed by facts.
One of education’s basic aims is teaching people to think.
,We should start practicing what we learned. For you who are
21, it will do no good if you go to the polls November 7 and
vote without having thought about the men or the issues.
For instance, have you read the platforms of our two major
political parties? Do you listen to the campaign speeches or
switch the radio dial to a more entertaining program? As for
the men you plan to vote for, do you know what declarations
they have made in regard to their policies if elected? Do you
know anything about their previous records? And if so, have
you the facts to back up your statements?
There will he various bills put on the ballot for your con
sideration. Do you know what effects those bills would have
upon the state if passed? Do you know what they are?
To have a true government of, by and for the people, the
electorate must be a thinking body of people who go to the
polls knowing what they are voting for and believing sincerely
that they are picking the right man or side, not in respect
to party affiliations but for the good of the country.—M.A.C.
'UJatitwm Education . . .
If war has brought a slump in the activity schedules of the
American universities it has, simultaneously, brought an in
creased awareness of service to the institution of education.
Apart from the tact that every coed seems to be in a morass
of indolence and lassitude as a result of present-day conditions,
the general attitude among educational institutions that the
system of higher education has learned a good lesson in the
conversion from pre-war service to wartime service which it
has been forced to undergo.
They have had to learn to make the highest utilization of
their educational facilities; they have been forced, reluctantly
in many cases, to revamp traditional programs and customs
in order to meet the demand for an accelerated pace of study;
they have had to discard many worthless and essentially “snap”
courses patronized overwhelmingly by students so that the
curriculum would include wartime information; and they have
had, above all else in real importance, to struggle with the best
means available in order to cope with the philosophical im
plications of war changes.
Kffects of wartime on the American coed's enthusiasm for
backing some campus activity, are not really what matter. It
is the over-all change that the American wav of education has
had to undergo and the possible outcome of that change, that
should be the main concern of every student. For from these
lessons which wartime has imposed upon it, will come the
realization of a more efficient and more effective education
after the war. Students in the future will probable have fewer
“snap" courses and more intelligent curriculums as a result of
these war years. There w ill probably be numerous educational
experiments much like the present one that Kureka college
is undertaking whereby students take one course at a time.
Under this plan a shorter and more concentrated study" is made
of the subject with the student managing to take at least four
subjects during the school term, the usual number attempted
under a regular schedule.
There will he more speed about post-war education and a
wider understanding of the student’s needs and how to satisfy
them on the part of the educational system. Wartime will have
rejuvenated education and given it an emphasis that will have
no place for the milk-minded, personality coeds of '43.—P.F.O.
IF A BUDDY
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By JEANNE WILTSHIRE
We’re back to remind you of the fellows out on the fighting
front and those almost there. It seems that each time this
column comes out more boys are over-seas.
Take, for example, PFC Don Mayne, former Beta, who is
now serving with the infantry in France. Then there are ATOs
Jim Bedingfield and Morrill Sharp of the army air corps,
both in the South Pacific war
theater. And don’t forget Bdl
Hoxie, Phi Psi, who is a seaman in
the merchant marine.
Bill Reed, Beta, is still in basic
training at Greensville, Missouri,
and will soon receive his wings.
Jack Morie, another lover of the
wide open spaces, is an air cadet at
St. Mary’s. Jack was also a Beta
or. the campus.
PFC Robert Gray, Delta Upsilon,
is now stationed at New River,
North Carolina, waiting for over
seas duty. The same goes for PFC
Ernest Snovvberger, who is at Hola
bird, Maryland, waiting to be sent
Well-known I.ieutenant Henry
Steers, Sigma Chi, was on the
campus last week-end visiting
friends on his way to San Luis
Obispo for amphibious training.
Marine PFC Lloyd Cobbledick is
now on an aircraft carrier, and
Corporal Jack Steele is somewhere
in France. As for more GI gossip,
Dick Hastings is keeping company
with Calvin Peel and the rest of
the V-12 unit at the University of
Washington and studying hard . . .
it’s finals this week for those poor
Ensign Russell Sabin, class of
’42, is somewhere in the South Pa
cific. Russ received his training at
Parkville, Missouri, and Columbia
University. Herb Large, former
Oregon student and son of Eu
gene’s mayor, is at home for a
short visit with his family. Herb
graduated in 1935 and since that
time has become a lieutenant (j.g.)
and has been stationed in both
New Guinea and Australia.
More GI News
Jack Ruble, Chi Psi, is at Fort
Leonard Wood, Missouri, in the
military police platoon and is ex
pected home in November. Lieu
tenant Earl Walter, Beta, is with
the paratroops in Hawaii.
Don Beardsley, Kappa Sig, and
Jack Warrens, Beta, are at the
medical school in Portland. Paul
Everett, Kappa Sig, and Doug
Fetsch, Phi Sigma Kappa, are
finishing their training in the naval
air corps at Corpus Christi, Texas.
And in case some of you missed
seeing him, Jerry Lakefish of
Sigma Alpha Mu, visited the cam
pus recently on his furlough. Jerry
was on his first trip home from
By CHAS. POLITZ
AN EVENING WITH GOVERNOR BRICKER—II
At 7 :03 the headlight of the Bricker special popped onto the
horizon—a gold bright bowling ball that grew steadily larger
as it rolled down the alley toward the crowd. Cheers like
mad. At 7 :05 the faces of Secretary of State Bob Farrell and
State Treasurer Leslie Scott looked out at us from Pullman
The observation car with its
railed rear porch, scalloped metal
awning, and lighted tail-sign flash
ing JOHN W. BRICKER - - VICE
PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE came
to a stop about 100 feet to the left
of the station.
All Pandemonia and her seven
suburbs broke loose! Suddenly, as
if thru a prearranged mutual co
operation pact, the brains of every
boy, girl, dog, and nondescript liv
ing facsimile thereof flipped the
switch and lighted up with the
same idea—to get within breath
ing range of the Great Emanci
pator of the Study Table. Shoving
Geee — great rackets of sound —
screams—yells—whoops and whis
tles rising from the mass—a bob
bing sea of opened, uplift mouths—
He Was There
The great man was on the ob
servation porch looking very hand
some. very pleased in a beautifully
cut Eleanor-blue suit—yellow rose
in buttonhole—50,000 and 1 pin
on lapel — beaming down his ski
jump, knobtipped nose at his hep
doped enthusiasts—eyes sparkling
— silver-grey mane cut shorter
than "usual, but combed back Holly
wood on the sides.
We were rather disappointed;
we had visioned him appearing in
an All-American blanket and cleat
ed shoes with a yellow-green hel
met and shoulderpads tossed cas
ually over his broad clavicles.
He seemed to be very touched by
the whole thing. What he said is
history. “This makes me wish I
were back in college," he said.
His enunciation bore preacher ten
dencies, we thot. That we were
far from wrong was borne out
later in the evening.
The governor then made quite a
little speech about the great good
of college students and their at
tractive appearance and their re
sponsibility in the postwar world.
He told several stories, one oF.
which led up to introducing his
wife, a coincidence which prompted
a young lady jammed next us with
eyes that flashed on and off like
traffic lights to suspect that it
was all deliberately planned.
Meet the Missus
Mrs. Bricker suddenly appeared,
altho she had been standing there
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Be certain that the oil
you buy this winter
is clean so that you
can get the most heat
from the least quan
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By BETTY BUSHMAN anil ~
The Bidder Truth
At the University of Kansas
members of the faculty are auc
tioning off their services for the
benefit of a campus War Chest
To mention a few of the unusual
offers, a chemistry professor will
escort the highest feminine bidder
on a coke date, the chancellor of
the university will answer calls in
an organized house for 30 minutes,
the men’s student adviser will offer
his services as a house boy for one
meal, the dean of the college^if
liberal arts will act as a chauffeur
for a couple on a date, and one
professor is leaving the nature of
his services up to the person who
bids highest for him, with a time
limit set for one hour.
* * *
Last week medical and dental
students, members of the Skeleton
club, chose a Queen of Cadavers
at Indiana university. The lucky
(?) freshman coed shudderingly
acknowledged her victory by kiss
ing Walter the Cadaver.
* * *
Everything Ship Shape
We see by the Minnesota Daily
that the USS Minnesota, navy
dorm at the U. of M., has been
evacuated by the men in blue.
According to the student daily,
university officials say that the
“ship” will soon be reconverted
into a political science and sociol
An editorial comments that the
students can hardly wait to take
Pol. Sci. 3 or Soc. 1 on the after
poop deck of the ship. Doubtlessly,
criminology will be taught in the
navy’s old brig.
A-Hunting We Will Go
Recent classified ad in the Daily
Californian from the University of
Daddy is hunting Japs. Mommie
is hunting two-bedroom house or
Just Wait ’Til Hallowe’en
Freshman walk-outs reached a
new high this year at several uni
versities with frosh throwing tra
dition aside and introducing the
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