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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1945)
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Sylvia Mitchell, Phil Dana, Margaret McGee, Jeanne Wiltshire
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and
final exam periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene. Oregon.
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About a month from now the hectic days of rush week and
freshman week will he over, and we’ll be hunting through the
■white book schedule of classes for n 10 o’clock swimming class
or a good three hour 9 o’clock.
During those two days of registration we’ll see most of the
students who will shape the college year of 1945-46. Each of us
will have a part in making this year one of the most successful
Oregon has known.
We have the prospects of a wonderful year. Our new presi
dent, Dr. Harry K. Newburn, is eager to help build the Uni
versity into a greater institution. Under his leadership Oregon
can move ahead during the period of reconversion instead of
merely returning to its pre-war status.
We expect a larger enrollment, greater in a few years than
any before the war. Housing will be a problem for a while, and
it will have to be solved soon if Oregon is to keep growing. Re
turning veterans will add new competition in classes and put new
life in social affairs.
A full sports program will revive the color and spirit of ral
lies, torch parades and a real Homecoming. And victory will take
on its old meaning of conquest on the athletic field.
We hope our elders will understand that when we welcome
back some of the insanity of college life, we are not forgetting
our responsibilities. In spite of our youth, we cannot help but
be aware of what has happened in the world in the last six years.
,We will prove to them that we can prepare for intelligent par
ticipation in democratic government without losing our ability
to enjoy life.
College life w ill not be “normal” this year. We cannot ex
pect the University of Oregon to be a haven apart from the rest
of the world. But going to college in these times has its advan
tages. Our courses have greater importance to us when we can
see clearly the link between them and our future part in world
peace. In each history class we can learn what has brought the
world to its present condition. In sociology we can study the
problems we will have to solve to right some of the wrongs of
our social system. Even as we study music or physical educa
tion we w ill be learning to build the more abundant life.
This is the year we’ve been waiting for so let’s do it up brown.
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Gone arc the days of pleas to “fellow athletic supporters”
■ to buy an athletic card. From now on, Oregon teams will have
the financial backing of all students.
The addition of $3 a term to the incidental fee will give the
athletic department $9 a year from every student to pay the way
for sports. It will strengthen the sports set-up by providing a
larger predictable income with which to pay for travel, equip
ment and services. Oregon will be able to compete on a more
equal footing with the schools of Washington and California
which have had compulsory fees for some time.
For most students the new set-up will mean a saving. If the
athletic cards were sold by the old system, they would cost
$10.80 because of the tax. Then, too, the new system provides
lor a “pay-as-you-go” plan and spreads the expense through the
entire student body.
Ten years ago the compulsory athletic fee question was a
hot issue. Emerald Editor Bob Lucas campaigned vigorously
for the fees, but Oregon voters turned down the measure in a
But times have changed. Oregon voters paid little attention
to the state board of higher education’s announcement of the
approval of a compulsory fee, and most students will not even
notice the higher registration costs unless they are pointed out
Of course, the fees may have to be adjusted when the pros
perity of war-time has passed. But by that time, they should
be an accepted expense, and the athletic program will be assured
This year the sports program will make its comeback with
adequate funds. And Oregon students will be spared at least
By GLORIA GRENDEL
Those webfoots who are still un
engaged by the time they return
to school in the fall may be in the
minority the way things have been
popping' this summer.
For instance—Junior Weekend
Princess JANET ROBERTS, Kap
pa, announced her engagement to
“Greek God’’ DON TURNER, Beta,
at an evening tea. They will be
married sometime in September
and plan to find an apartment on
Also rumored apartment hunt
ing are CHUCK REYNOLDS and
Alpha Chi LOIS McCONKEY. If
they are among the lucky few who
can find one, it is said they will
marry in the fall. By the way, they
make an interesting picture stroll
ing down Portland's 6th street
Just ask DOROTHY CARLSON
about the engagement of JACK
CRAIG and BARBARA ERB, Gam
ma Phi. It seems that she was the
third party present at dinner when
Jack gave Barbara her ring. He
just couldn’t let it burn a hole in
his pocket any longer.
Other Gamma Phis are doing all
right, too, with GENE MePHER
SON having announced her en
gagement to PETER B. HILL, a
Delt now in the Navy. And when
you drop into the Side this fall,
congratulations will be in order for
MARK HOWARD, “the man be
hind the counter,’’ as his wife, BET
SY WOOTEN HOWARD, is in
Flash — Where is PRO WELL?
He’s the only one of the Hamilton,
Hoffman, Prowell trio who’s not in
the news. HOFFMAN is in Eugene
and, at last reports, MARY JANE
SIMONS, Pi Phi, was the undisput
ed possessor of his Kappa Sig pin.
With HAMILTON everything is as
usual. He was seen, as usual, at
the Officers club. There, as usual,
a beautiful blonde strolled over to
his table to murmur, “Hello, Dar
Most whirlwind romance of the
summer was that of Kappa LIZ
POWERS and 1ST LT. CLIFF
WILCOX, Phi Psi prexy of a few
years back. They met on his fur
lough and in 10 days he had plant
ed his pin. Liz now has that plus
his identification bracelet and ev
ery other kind of jewelry you could
mention—except engagement ring
and that most probably will be
Portland’s Chicken Coop has tak
en over the position" of Taylor’s
for the summer as far as many
Ducks are concerned. It was there
that one of the more embarrassing
incidents took place concerning
SALLY MANN and DICK SAV
INAR (the ex-“cheers and more
cheers” couple). A large party was
going on, and both of them were
present, only Savvy was with BEV
CARROLL and Sally with the
Navy man in her life. Things were
just a bit strained.
Also overheard at the Coop was
LORRAINE DAVIDSON, ex-Pan
Hell president, murmuring “Oh no,
really I couldn’t” to an unidentified
escort. That red-headed man-about
campus, HERB SQUIRES, and
Theta NANCY KALLAMER have
been other Coop patrons.
The Navy’s JERRY WOLF
SHIRE got a leave early this sum
mer, and Gerlinger Cup Winner
PHYL “MISFIT” EVANS seemed
awfully glad to see him. In fact, by
the time he left she was wearing
his Beta pin again. Nice work,
Two of Oregon's long lasting ro
mances have come to au abrupt end
during the summer. GIN N Y
HAYES, Phi, and CHICK CEC
CHINI, ato, are now “just
friends.’’ BILL (“GIRLS, GIRLS,
GIRLS”) DONALDSON and MAX
INE DAVIS, Chi O, broke up when
not one but two army lieutenants
started taking up her time.
Seaside Snatches—Seaside will
probably never be the same since
(1) ED EVANS and rosy-cheeked
BILL DAVIS started the summer
as life guards there, (2) KAY
SCHNEIDER got a job at the Gear
hart hotel, and (3) EVANS SAX
worked as a night clerk in the Sea
side hotel (strictly rumor).
They say it’s “out of sight, out of
mind’’ as far as SOUP CAMPBELL
and COLLEEN KEATING are
concerned. Just ask SUE SCHOEN
FELDT to tell you all about it.
Surprise of the Summer—Seeing
Tri-Delt SIGNE EKLUND, AWS
president, walking out of the train
depot after meeting a very good
looking major there. Turns out that
she no longer has HAL FORD’S
ring but does still have his Sigma
Chi pin. She wears a pair of Air
Corps wings more often, though.
Another confusing fact—the Ma
jor’s name is Hal, too.
One of the best-liked couples on
campus is still getting along beau
tifully. In fact, Junior Weekend
Queen JO HALSTAD, Theta, went
with law school grad HARRY
SKERRY, Phi Psi, on his recent
visit to Hood River in quest of a
job. Harry had just recovered after
a bad attack of pneumonia. Speak
ing of Jo Holstad, the poker par
ties which she and “PINKY” BOD
WELL have are known as being
the finest events of the summer
school social season.
MARY PALMER, Phi, remains
firm in her declaration that she will
NOT send TED LOUD an essential
part of clothing (his trousers) un
til he writes to her from University
Five summer marriages were
those of ESTHER QUIER and
MAX SIMPSON of Eugene; GERD
HANSEN, Kappa, and BILL TUG
MAN, SAE; Jean Lawrence, Alpha
Gam anck Oregana editor, to MER
LIN YODER, once an ASTP on
campus; EMILY RHODES, Theta,
and VIRGIL PARKER, SAE; and
LOUISE MITCHELL, Alpha Chi,
to an Ensign in the Navy (sorry,
don’t have name).
Planning marriage in the fall are
BOBBY DORRIS, AOPI and
GENE MILLER, Theta Chi.
Another much anticipated fall
event will be the furlough visit of
“ACE” HALLING, SAE, known
among friends as the “All Ameri
Word from Los Angeles has it
that ELMER SAHLSTROM has
been seen in several night spot3
with HELEN MORGAN . . . but
word from Portland says that DG
PHYL HORSTMAN has been hear
ing from Elmer regularly and that
another engagement might not be
too far off. What’s up, Elmer ?
We’ve heard a lot about a girl
who’s to enter school this fall nam
ed MADELINE CRUMP—watch
Be careful net to mention the
name “Camp Namanu” to Esquire
BOB HEASTAND. He may hit^he
ceiling as it’s Theta ANNE 3S^R
GESS’S counselling job there
which has kept the Kwama Prexy
out of town for most of the sum
Seen puzzling over a road map
in Eugene was BRALEY BROWN
with GIB PLUM on their way to
the University of Miami in Florida.
Going for the sunshine, boys?
MESSAGE FROM MAX — He
wants to welcome back all his old
friends of last year, and cordially;
invites them to participate in Rob
inson’s extra-curricular activities.
Even hard-working shackrats
have to have some time off from
putting out the summer issue. So
a group consisting of Jack Chaig,
Barbara Erb, Phil Dana, Beaver
Wittwer, Gloria Grenfell, George
Luoma and Annamae Winship de
cided to find out if poison oak still
grew in Hendricks park. It does.
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