Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 04, 1945, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon W Emerald
Business Manager
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
J.-.ne Richardson, Phyllis Perkins, Vingima
Scholl, Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Norris
Yates, City Desk Editors
Bjorg Hansen, Executive Secretary
Flora Furrow, Women’s Editor
Jeanne Simmonds, Assistant Managing Editor
Murlov reters. t met .Mgiu I'.umu
Darrell Boone, Photographer
Betty Bennett, Music Editor
Gloria Camobell, Mary K. Minor
Jack Craig. World Xews Editor
Norris Yates, Edith Newton
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.__
Alan<j, *
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Tuc College and Hetty Coed—with these names college stu
dent' have been tvped. J'licir dress, their language, their eating
liabils, their recreational tastes, even their ways of thinking
are typed.
A basic purpose of education is to intensify the distinction
of men from other animals, to encourage personal individuality.
I tut at Oregon the idea seems to he to mold everyone to the
set pattern.
Upperclassmen influence their younger brothers and sisters
to conform. J\vcn without,any pressure students model their
iii inner of dressing', speaking, and thinking after favorite room
mates or friends.
Home of the patterns are good. It’s easier, cheaper, and more
democratic to have a campus style in clothes that is almost
uniform. Students naturally get to like similar recreation be
cause they like to do things with their friends.
Hut following the crowd in reasoning is dangerous and fool- j
i:,h. One of the gang picks up a vague idea about communism.
II lie has persuasive power and endurance he can usually win;
many 01 his tellows over to the idea he has adopted, hollowing)
tlu leader is bad enough in itself, but it becomes a real fault
when the leader doesn't know his subject.
It becomes parts of the college spirit to stick to whatever!
one'' own little gang says is right. Thinking can become asI
much of a chorus as celling "Here we go! at a basketball:
Associating with fellow students should give one under
standing and enjoyment. When individual differences are sup
pi anted by imitation of others, fellowship becomes stale and
It’s refreshing to see a coed in a new and different dress
sl\le, and it’s refreshing to hear a college student express a
thought that isn’t quoted from books, prolessors, or friends.
iJio-uAi+uj, jja>i fl/ete>ianA,. . .
Sob-sister svmpathi/.ing doesn’t help :i veteran who is tramp
ing the streets near the campus looking lor "for rent" signs
lo find a plaee to live for himself and his family while he attends
tiie Universitv under the (11 Hill of Rights. The l niversitv
■administration is aware of the acute housing shortage in
Jtugene and remedial action machines which were cranked up
when registration figures showed an increase in veteran stu
dent- have heen accelerated h\ Momlay’s editorial in the Hu
ge lie Register-tluard and letters sent to townspeople by Bryant
Del’ar, commander of the local post of Veterans of Foreign!
According to Dean of Men Virgil Karl, the immediate prob
lem is housing for married veterans. Incompleted returns on
.spring term registration show a total of l,8 veterans on the
campus, 20 of these matriculating as new students. Several
wore are in the process of registering. Many of these men are
married and want to live with their wives. The (II Hill of
Kighls allows them tuition and $75 per month for themselves
and dependents. Single men are no problem, Karl said, because
there i- more than enough room for them in the Universitv
dormitorv units, (hi- term, at least. Hut married men looking
for apartments find that within commuting distance of the
campus living units cost from $30 to $(>5 per month and over;
most ot these are near the $50 rent level and few are unoccu
pied. \o matter what the poets have to say on the subject, it
Minplv is not possible for two people to eat, dress, and huv
hooks on $25 per month.
Obviously, the University itself is not able now to provide
apartments tor married students in the University-owned
dormitories. It may he a good plan to note the possibilities of
ti e postwar construction of University-owned apartment build
ings tor married students. These buildings could he managed
along the same lines as the present dormitories, w ith common
l.'iuulrv and recreation facilities but with individual cooking
f. cilities in each kitchen bath-hedroom-livingroom unit. Sta
Clips and
| - Comments j
‘Nuts’ to You
No matter how hard you study
these days, the profs will get you
if you don’t watch out. A be
wildered student went up to Pro
fessor John DeHaan of Michigan
State college the other day to find
out what on earth he had given
her for a philosophy test. It seems
that an abnormal psych test had
crept in, and there she was—con
fronted with a question on manic
And Now Tomorrow
A puzzled coed at the University
of Washington doesn’t know what
to expect next. One day a crate of
rhubarb arrived for her, and the
next day she got 1000 daffodils
from a fellow she says is just a
friend. What can he be leading
up to?
Wampus Hits Campus
This week at USC has been de
clared “Bye-Now and Smirk Week"
to promote sales of their campus
luimor magazine, the Wampus.
Attractions being planned for the
week include a goldfish gulping
contest and a three-legged race
for mothballs, but the Daily Trojan
warns that they are only being
planned and will not be held.
Maybe this is because there is a
shortage of goldfish and three
legged students.
Ode to a ‘Code’
It doesn’t breathe
It doesn't smell
It doesn't feel
So very well.
I’m quite discouraged
With my nose
The only thing it does
Is blows.
—OSC Barometer
Strange Fruit
When the sleepy Pi Phi at the
University of Idaho heard a mas
culine voice on the other end of
the line say something about
“lemon” she thought it was one
of her gentleman friends playing
a practical joke. Grumpily she re
plied, “You’re a lemon? I'm a
grapefruit from Texas. What do
you mean calling me at eight in the
morning? I wanted to sleep in!”
A startled laugh came from the
voice at the other end of the wire.
“I'm afraid you don't understand,
this is Dr. Lemmon of the psy
chology department.”
Dangerous Journey?
Jay Allen, newspaperman who
specializes in dangerous journal
istic pursuits, received his diploma
at Washington State college last
week just 19 years after he was
graduated. He explained this by
saying that he was in Paris in
1920 when the graduation exercises
were held.
Allen attended the UO in 1921
The latest news of the ATO’s activities overseas has been
received by Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, the ex-ATO cook. In his
letter to her, John Boone, ’43, mentioned that Gene Brown, ’42,
was in the fighting at Bastogne; Bud Vandenynde is now in
the Pacific; Dick Ralston, ’43, is in the European theater of
war (Germany), and A1 Rouse, also of the class of ’43, is with
the 8th air force stationed in Eng
John Boone described the fight
ing in Belgium as pretty tough. He
said, “We haven’t had a picnic our
selves, but that's to be expected.
I had my dispatch case shot off me
in one attack and artillery shells
landing all around me. When you
see 10 and 12-inch trees cut in two
you can imagine what a shell can
do to a man.”
Master Sergeant Sidney Sinclair
has been awarded the soldier’s
medal “for heroism not involving
actual combat.” The occasion for
the award, which occurred in the
Mediterranean sea in 1943, is de
scribed in the citation as follows:
“Sergeant Sinclair having ob
served a soldier struggling in the
water and heeding the soldier’s
cry for help, rushed to the drowu
ing man’s aid. Despite the personal
danger of a strong undertow, he
was able to reach the man. Ser
geant Sinclair fought his way back
through the unusually rough water
to shore in time for the successful
application of artificial respira
During his two years at the Uni
evrsity, Sinclair appeared as a
baritone soloist with the symphony
Marine Second Lieutenant Ever
ett J. Dickerman has been selected,
to serve with the first all-marine
carrier aircraft group as a fighter
pilot. He is now stationed at the
marine corps air station at Santa
Barbara, California, where hi3
squadron is undergoing training.
The squadron’s assignment to duty
will mark the first time the corps
has operated from its own car
riers. Lieutenant Dickerman left
his studies here. to enter flight
training in July, 1942. He was com
missioned in October, 1943.
Home on leave is marine First
Lieutenant William Hopper, who
has recently returned from the
central Pacific where he was a
pilot with a fourth marine air wing
lighter-bomber squadron.
From bases in the Gilbert and
Marshall islands his unit carried
out bombing missions against en
emy installations on the atolls of
M'ili, Jaluit, and Maloelap in the
Marshalls. He participated in 33
missions, logging 300 combat fly
ing hours, and is credited with a
direct hit on a gun emplacement.
Lieutenant Hopper is a member
of the Phi Delta Theta. He entered
flight training in August, 1942, and
was commissioned at Corpus
Christi, Texas, in April, 1943.
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Casting' Around -I
Hollywood has taken Graham Greene’s superb mystery
story. Ministry of Fear and molded and patterned it into a
rather disgusting thriller that has very faint and somewhat
bizarre resemblances to the original tale of a man, acauitted
by an Knglish court of the mercy-killing of his wife, who can
not find peace from his own thoughts.
in the turn version which played
over the weekend at the Mac
theater, there is very little evi
dence to be seen of Greene’s clever
and subtle treatment of a man
continually obsessed by the thought
that he has killed a woman too
well-bred to ask her husband if he
has doped her milk. Instead we
find that Ray Millar.d has not even
administered the drug which ended
his wife’s incurable and painful
disease, but has absently left it
about the house for her to find
and use.
Why this should torture Mr.
Milland was beyond me. However,
he didn’t seem to believe it too
well himself, referring to his re
morse only once in a rather half
hearted and confused manner as
though he felt it the only gentle
manly thing to say under the cir
The mystery at the Mac takes
tistics from other universities indicate that there will be an
increase in married students attending school together after
the war. The University should use the present housing prob
lem as an experimental project to work out possible housing
facilities for our postwar married students.
Acting President Orlando Hollis admitted Tuesdav, after
discussing the problem with Dean Earl and George Aiken, sent
by Governor Snell to inquire into the situation, that the pinch
comes between now and when general construction can begin
in Eugene. By appointing a committee to represent the Univer
sity in the meeting called by De Bar, President Hollis has
indicated the definite interest of the administration in this
problem which might otherwise be considered merelv the con
cern of the individual. The University is anxious to keep her
G1 students; the Veterans of Foreign Wars want to do what
ever they can for their buddies, and Eugene landlords are eager
for anything they can get out of University students. Between
them the problem of housing should be ironed out, or at least
steps in that direction be taken, at the meeting Thursdav
the barest thread of Greene's plot
and manages to twist it into an
absurd and run-of-the-mill spy
thriller. The original plot con
siders a young man who wanders
into an English country fair and
wins a cake intended for someone
else, thereby propelling himself in
to the midst of a series of fan
tastic and sinister events. He dis
covers that a powerful spy ring
is operating under the guise of a
charity movement headed by a
young girl and her brother, and
that he has fallen in love with the
Grade F
The film story in adapting this
plot manages to omit the most
dramatic and sinister events and
pads the outline with Hollywood's
usual gilt and sawdust tripe. Also
I considered Mr. Milland’s selec
tion for the role as unfortunate and
that of the girl as absurd, and
altogether the picture palpably in
ferior to its source.
Its accompanying feature “The
Man in Half-Moon Street," al
though a rather anonymous^ro
duction, presented two interesting
and unusual personalities—Hek.a
Walker and Nils Asther.
Shades of Valentino
Nils Asther, a former silent
screen star who is beating a long
and hard way back to fame
through a series of B productions,
continues to impress me as one
of the better foreign lovers whose
standing in the cinematic world
has been established so firmly by
Charles Boyer. Although a strong
personality actor he also handles
his dramatic scenes with precision
and understanding. ^
Miss Walker is one of the most
beautiful women on the screen to*