Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, August 16, 1945, Page 14, Image 14

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    Neophytes Take Note;
Oldsters Take Heed
Oregon has lived up to the best
collegiate custom in building up
a. mass of traditions and a cizeble
hunk of vocabulary more or less
of its own. They are calculated to
produce that “dear old days at
Oregon” feeling in anyone who
has ever spent a portion of his life
on the campus.
One of the customs which the
war jolted is the wearing of class
pants. Freshmen males are expect
Hello Ducks
/As always—
You'll find flowers
for all
ed to wear tin pants; sophomores,
moleskins or jeans; juniors, clean
cords, and seniors, dirty cords. Last
year there weren’t enough males of
any class to bother with the dis
tinction, but this year should see
a revival of the custom.
Although no one at Oregon has
come out against friendships be
tween the two most prominent sex
es, men and women do not sit to
gether at athletic contests. At foot
ball games, they sit in adjoining
sections, and at basketball games
they sit facing each other. Any
breach of conduct on this score
arouses the cry of “Pigger Pigger.”
Pigging Defined
A pigger is vaguely one who
dates, and the university telephone
and address directory is suitably
called the Piggers’ Guide.
Also on the list of special vo
cabulary is the term “shackrat.”
It refers to anyone who hangs
around the “shack,” or journa
lism school—presumably work
ing on the Emerald.
The Pioneer Mother and Father
are, on first glance, only statues.
But they have hidden talents. They
continue to be statues until one of
the very virtuous of womankind
approaches. Then with all due re
spect, Father doffs his hat and
bows very low while Mother stands
and curtsies primly.
The Senior Bench is a fading tra
dition. Seniors have all rights and
privileges for sitting on it, but none
of them ever bother. It’s a cement
affair to the rear of Susan Camp
bell hall.
The Oregon seal on the north
walk of Villard hall is polished ev
ery spring term and is supposed to
be %>y-passed by all strollers.
Old Campus is, logically enough,
the older part of the campus, where
all the large evergreens are. Dur
ing the week of Junior Weekend,
it acquires special thou-shalt-nots
but is treated quite casually the
rest of the year.
Oregon’s pride and joy is the Mill
ilace, formerly the scene of colorful
canoe fetes. Those who have done
research on the matter say that the
| University is the only one having
| such a feature, but most of its
fame comes from its weeping wil
lows, picturesque bridges, and its
canoeing facilities. Mill racing con
sists of tossing the boys into the
water, but the administration
frowns upon the sport.
Familiar landmarks such as
Hendricks park, Skinners’ butte
and the graveyard are famous
among students who are very like
ly to greet any mention of these
particular places with something
akin to a leer.
Then there are the annual special
social functions — Bunion Derby
which is the opening marathon
mixer, desserts which have became
foodless pauses in the day’s sWSy,
Homecoming when the alumni re
live the good old days, Coed Capers
and men’s smokers, the military
ball, class dances, Junior Weekend,
and a host of others.
Food, entertainment, dancing at
the Universitypicnic at Jantzen
Welcome to Oregon
When you arrive, came in and buy...
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