Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1945, Page 2, Image 2

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    M a Buddy Meet a Buddy
Fifty combat missions is the
mark recently passed by Capt.
Erie G. Swanson, jr. at a B-25
Mitchell bomber base on Corsica
where he is flying as a pilot, it
was announced by the 12th air
Capt. Swanson was a student at
the U. of O., as have been so‘many
outstanding service men, before
his entry into the service. His
group recently came back from
its 650th combat mission in the
Mediterranean area, and the Mit
chell bombers, to celebrate, had
left the enemy target a mass of
devastation and ruin. He wears
the distinguished flying cross for
extraordinary achievement in ser
ial flight when a formation of his
unit’s Mitchell bombers attacked
an enemy troop concentration ct
Pico, Italy.
Major Andrew D. Norris, jr.( for
mer student here, has been
assigned by Major Gen. C. L. Chen
nault as commanding officer of a
troop carrier squadron in the
transport service of the 14th air
force. Major Norris has been on
assignments that have taken him
from Alaska to North Africa. Af
ter he arrived in China, in June
1944, he became a transport pilot,
flying personnel and supplies over
a wide area of free China and
sometimes over enemy-held terri
First Lt. Ralph W. Eichenberger,
former U. of O. student, has been
awarded an oak leaf cluster to his
air medal, it was recently an
nounced by the commanding gen
eral, 8th air force. He is the navi
gator of a B-17 Flying Fortress,
and is a veteran of many of the
8th air force’s huge daylight pre
cision bombing assaults against the
Capt. William R. Young, former
U. of O. student, now wears the
third oak leaf cluster to the dis
tinguished unit badge, now that his
unit, the 27th fighter group, a vet
eran P-47 Thunderbolt air support
outfit, has become the first AAF
unit in the Mediterranean theater
to be cited four times in war de
partment general orders. This
citation covers the day of the
Salerno invasion, September 10,
1943. His group has been previous
ly cited for its gallantry in action
on Bataan and Java and in the
skies over Australia in the early
days of the war with Japan.
Lt. Frank Levings, graduate of
the U. of O., is assigned to the air
transport group in a unit of air
service command in France. His
job is to fly supplies and equip
ment to front line fighting troops
smashing into Germany. Piloting a
giant C-47 Douglas transport
plane he has carried vital material
needed by the United States
On return trips he has converted
his plane into a “mercy ship” and
has helped to evacuate hundreds
of American battle casualties to
base hospitals in England. He has
been in the U. S. air force since
1942, and in July, 1943, he went
overseas and made 14 trans
oceanic flights to the states as
well as several flights to Italy and
North Africa.
Lt. Ray E. Wells, former stu
dent, was recently awarded the
distinguished flying cross “for ex
traordinary achievement while
participating in aerial flight in the
Mediterranean theater of opera
tions.” He is a pilot of a B-24 Lib
erator bomber group in the 15th
air force and has flown on many
bombing missions against Nazi
installations in Germany, southern
Europe and the Balkans.
Also recently a winner of
distinguished flying cross was Lt.
Raymond C. Wolf, former student,
who was cited for “courage, deter
mination and superior professional
Oregon if Emerald
Acting Business Manager
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
Jane Richardson, Phyllis Perkins, Viriginia
Scholl, Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Norris
Yates, City Desk Editors
Bjorg Hansen, Executive Secretary
Betty French Robertson, Women’s Editor
Flora Fuilow, Assistant Managing Editor
Winifred Romtvedt, Assistant News Editor
Darrell Boone, Photographer
Betty Bennett. Music Editor
Phyllis Amacher, World News Editor
Gloria Campbell, Mary K. Minor
Wally Adams, Sports Editor
Norris Yates, Edith Newton
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final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon,
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3>ea/L jbuch in 'lAntjjosun. * .
It is a melancholy and disturbing thing to sit down and write
a letter to someone who has been gone a long time . . . melan
choly because the entire subject of one's thoughts are recollec
tions and remembrances of things irrevocably past which once
seemed peculiarly distinctive and permanent for us, and dis
turbing only because the realization is there that two and three
years lie between the writing and the subject matter.
These qualities are all here in this editorial which is an open
letter to you students who have laid aside, some forever, others
only temporarily, the uniform of the campus. From the class
room vou have stepped into horizons much broader and of
more significance for you than we, who still are just as you
left us, can ever hope to understand. We are all wrapped up
in the prospect of 9:30 desserts, Coed Capers, Junior Weekend,
and other campus topics, and like everyone else manage to
discern our own way close at hand but others only at a distance.
So if vou simetimes, while glancing over the stray Emeralds
that manage to reach you, feci a slight wonder at our interest
in trivialities only remember that we are constantly occupied
with being average college students and that the work with
which vou are concerned is for us only a distant though insist
ent suhiect for cammis discussion.
Yet, we have not altogether been unaffected by the war.
A Ye are in the midst of struggling with a war situation at home
and have tried to understand the necessity and extreme im
portance that each student take upon himself some respons
ibility towards the national war effort. Apart from the purely
personal impression which your absence has made upon the
campus—the registration is around 1700 in comparison with
prewar total of dOOO—we have also had to forego events which
were very close to us, as they were once to you.
Among these was Dad’s Day which was recently ruled out j
by University officials in order to cut down on congested
travelling conditions. Although it had meant a lot to us we
were able to realize that you were the ones most immediately
affected by your decision, and that if you were to travel with
the least possible difficulties we had to keep our dads at home.
Spring vacation may receive the same ruling. There is a
great deal of talk around the campus over it and indications
seem to point towards its cancellation.
. As you can see, we are struggling with our own problems
which on a smaller scale somewhat reflect the conditions with
which you are occupied. Our conception of the war is probably
verv dim in comparison with yours but we are concerned with
new and strange difficulties which seldom occur to college
students and we are solving them as well as we know how. Our
strongest wish is that you approve that solution.
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First comes a suggestion from
the Alpha Chis that Miit “I knew
Sage” Sparkes drive his automo
bile around the block once or twice
with his dates before heading for
his Hendricks haven.
Poor Donald Turner is at this
time quite disturbed over the news
of one Jim Reed returning to the
campus—and Janet Roberts, Kap
pa. It takes a lot of nerve on Jim's
part even if Janet does have his
Beta pin, eh Don?
A campaign for suggestions for
six more contests is at this time
being presented so each and every
ASUO student body member will
have a title of some sort.
Now comes the long story of the
much publicized Donald Dyer who
Saturday night at the Persian
room tried to empty every coke
bottle so Hal Bailey would not
be led astray. The climax came
with Don’s date for that evening,
Dorothy Maddox proving she could
drive the lad’s car home.
congratulations to the mighty
Gamma Phi girls who take pride in
announcing that they now have
over their allotment of men al
though it took several high school
youngsters of the masculine gender
to make up the deficit. Oh well,
things are tough all over.
Bob “I’m jinxed’’ Prowell com
plains of all his women supposedly
becoming quite ill just prior to
date time. Must be his pleasing
Lois McConkey still claims they
were for use in the recent Coed
Capers, but many are still ponder
ing our the thought of Chick
Cecchini’s long red woolies in the
girls’ laundry.
At inis time may we person
ally pay our respects to one Sally
Timmens without whom we would
probably be unable to fill the space
of a column. As for now it looks
as if the girl is in the best of hu
mor after announcing a wee tidbit
to her best of friends and all the
other students that stroll up and
down Thirteenth street which con
cerned a romantic Sgt. Eachern
who, incidentally, seems to be the
only one not in the know of the
entire goings on. Oh well, he may
learn all about what lie's really
like someday.
A very unhappy group of girls
are two members of the original
four horsemen, namely Marilyn
W illiams and Phyllis Brugman,
who entrusted their hearts to one
Peter “Mine, all mine” Walsh who
in turn broke the trust they re
posed in him after gazing at a
stunning Theta lassie who is beck
oned by the monicker of Charlotte
Gething. Isn’t there some law that
will stop the boy?
Tsk, tsk, the Wally Johnson,
Eloise Mulhausen, Buck Shott sit
uation is growing more and more
acute as the Theta house dance
approaches. It should prove very
Air Alert
Niles Trammell, president of NBC, speaking on New Hori
zons of Radio Broadcasting, declared that television is tne
most effective means of mass communication ever created.
He said; “Once it is introduced in the United States on a
national scale, television will provide employment for many
thousands of men and women and for many millions of dollars
or capital. .Both as a service to the
public and as an avenue of em
ployment, the significance of tele
vision is enhanced by the fact that
it does not displace or replace older
services or jobs. It is unique and
different from anything else in ex
You won’t need to dress for this
premier. Just relax into an easy
chair and flip on your static box
Sunday at 5:30, when Eddie Brack
en’s new show makes it debut over
NBC. With Eddie will be William
Demarest, who played with the
young comedian in ‘‘The Miracle of
Morgan’s Creek” and ‘‘Hail, the
Conquering Hero,” the pictures
that zoomed Eddie to fame. Leigh
Harling will conduct the orchestra
for the program.
The Electric Hour this week will
have Rece Saxon, talented young
contralto, as the guest of Nelson
Eddy, Shirley Dinsdale, and Judy
Splinters. Nelson Eddy, with a 12
voice male chorus, will open the
show with the stirring title song
from “Rose Marie.” Rece will sing
Noel Coward’s “Zigeuner” and join
Eddy for a duet of Friml’s “Love
Me Tonight” from “The Vagabond
King.” Nelson Eddy will also sing
a number of other songs over this
Eddie Bracken’s
new NBC show
makes its debut
Sun., Feb. 4, at
5:30 p.m. (PWT).
eddik BitAcr.'CaK^
program Sunday, 1:30 to 2, over
The Richfield Reporter has
signed off nearly 2000 of their Sun
day through Friday 10 NBC news
broadcasts with clever mons mots,
for example:
“Remember ... a war bond is
the PRESENT of the FUTURE.”
“Remember . . . PFC also means
—Patriotism, Fortitude, Courage.”
“Remember . . . the average man
will never admit it.”
Here is next week’s schedule for
“The Victory Parade of Spotlight
Bands” heard Monday through
Saturday from 6:30 to 6:55 over
the Blue network: Monday, Feb.
5—Tommy Dorsey; Tuesday, Feb.
6 — Vincent Lopez; Wednesday
Feb. 7—Tommy Tucker; Thursday,
Feb. 8—Ted Lewis; Friday, Feb.
9— to be selected; Saturday, Feb.
10— Jimmy Dorsey.
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