Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 22, 1945, Page 8, Image 8

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    Atomic Bomb Tests
Done By Oregon Man
When the rest of the world was marvelling at the American’s
use of the atomic bomb, an assistant professor of chemistry at
the University, Dr. Charles H. Secoy, could sit back and say,
“The bomb lived up to my expectations. There is no question
it brought the war to an end.”
In the spring of 1943, Dr. Secoy was called by the govern
ment to Columbia university to work on experiments that led
directly to the production of the
atomic bomb. He is believed to
have been the only Oregon man
working on the project at Colum
After 15 months, the University
chemist returned to his duties at
Oregon in June, 1944, “reasonably
confident that the atomic bomb
would be successful.”
Keeping the Secret
For more than a year he went
about his work on the campus,
knowing that thj£ country was as
sembling all available resources to
perfect this tejrrifip weapon, know
ing that the Germans were work
ing on the same pFoblem and that
they might be successful before
the Americans were. Not even the
head of his department knew what
he had done until the atomic bomb
project was revealed to the world.
“Some have voiced opinions that
the bomb is inhuman,” Dr. Secoy
said, “but the hundreds of thous
ands of lives that haVJT bhe?! saved
by the early ending of the war
should be considered.”
He continued, “We who were
working on the project at Colum
bia were aware of what we were
was to be. Of course we were
doing and what the, development
told only as much as we needed to
know to perform, our particular
job.” *
Harnessing Hie Energy
However, Dr. Secoy pointed out
that in a true sense the energy of
the atom has not been harnessed
and in the harnessing will come
tremendous developments. He ad
ded that the peace time applica
tion of the work at Columbia was
one of the things that made their
phase of the project worthwhile.
“Among the possibilities that
may come with th£ harnessing of
the energy are medical applica
tions—possibilities seem unlimit
ed,” he commented.
Lt. Sullivan News Editor
Of Oregon Newspaper
Placed on the inactive list from
the army air forces after piloting
a B-17 with the eighth air force
in England, Lt. J. Wesley Sulli
van, class of ’43, has accepted a
position as news editor with the
Salem Statesman.
Lieutenant Sullivan, active dur
ing his college career, was a mem
ber of the executive council of
editor of the Oregana, news editor
of the Emerald, and senior mem
ber of the executive council of
ASUO. He also acted as president
of the inter-co-op council.
His wife, the former Elsie
Brownell, also graduated in 1943
and was active in journalism.
You’ll Find
That The
Social Center
Of The Campus
is the
at the
Eugene Hotel
. . . This Year more than ever . . .
dance at the Eugene Hotel
We will serve you this year
As faithfully as before!
Eugene Water Board
.* 1116 Willamette
Brecon ^Emerald
Shirley Anderson
Betty Gene Simmons
Margie Weeks
Audrey Wishart
June Goetze
Elizabeth Gully
La Verne Gunderson
Jeanne Simmonds
Beverly Tommas
Marj Colt
Wini Romtvedt
Janie Richardson
Louis Vogler
Louis Vogler
Beverly Ayer
Janette Richardson
LaVerne Gunderson
Norma Figone
Jean Patterson
Beverly Pittman
Peggy Randall
Chuck de Ganahl
Pat Bright
Virginia Parr
Prudy McCroskey
Dorothy Lee
Joan Hirschbuhl
Anajean Knighten
Sharon Willits
Mary Katherine Wilhelm
Carol Jean Kaulle
Gals Like
Half Pants’
Fads go in and fads go out. But
pedal pushers are still around and
they’re going out everywhere! Co
eds are turning a revolution all
right, but it’s' definitely not con
nected with a pedal and a wheel,
as many and various comments
will assure you.
Previously, the girls have been
more conservative or shall we say
modest, about sporting them
around the campus; but now, the
thrill of seeing a forbidden pair
concealed beneath a coat is as lost
to this generation as the sight of
grandmother’s ankle in days of
Parent hesis
Joe College seems to be curi
ously fascinated or profoundly re
pulsed at the sight of a pair of’cut
off slacks. May I ask you what’s
so fascinating about a pair of pa
renthesis a-walking down the
street, the broad side of a barrel,
or formerly concealed knees, now
a knockin’ in the breeze? Of
course, there are some ferns that
can wear them and look ca-yute!
These are few and far between,
believe me!
Cover Subject?
The materials that cover the
subject range from smart gabar
dines and plain wools worn for
evening jive to plaids and stripes
as flashy as the autumn leaves
and denims, plain and casual for
afternoons. To make a once-long
story short, the tailors usually end
the matter with a rolled cuff, a
straight edge, or a fringe. What
next? Well, the ground’s the
And men, it’s up to you from
now on to see just who wears the
pants in this big college family of
Continuing its functions as offi
cal dispenser of Oregon news, the
University news bureau, under
Mrs. Josephine Moore, will again
cover the campus for the state
newspapers. Mrs. Moore, with her
staff of reporters including Nona
Bradley, Dorothy Godkpecht,
Margie McNeel, and Alyce Rogers i
Sheetz, is responsible for all Uni
versity news, activities, and pic
tures for various Oregon sheets.
Publicity for the various UO de
partments is propagated through
the reporters, each girl being
assigned a certain school or divi
sion of University activity.
Releases are sent to Oregon
papers from the news bureau office
on 13th avenue between Onyx and
University streets.
There are eight generals among
the alumni of Ohio State univer
Cressman Sent Photos
Of South Pacific Natives
An unusual group of photo
graphs of the Kukuka natives of
central Dutch New Guinea have
been received by Dr. L. S. Cress
man, head of the anthropology de
partment at the University of
Oregon, from S /Sgt. Carl L. Huff
aker, Jr., former anthropological
student of Dr. Cressman’s and
graduate of the University in 1940.
Huffaker is now with the second
photo charting squadron some
where in the Philippines.
The photographs reveal the
natives of that section to be of the
pygmie or negrito type, according
to Cressman. One of the most in
teresting things about the natives
is the way in which they pierce
their noses with pig tusks and
sticks. Wearing a minimum of
clothing, the natives are stocky
and well-built. Another note
worthy fact is the cheerful expres
sion on nearly all of the faces. One
photograph showing the natives
with bows and arrows reveals that
those implements must be their
means of defense, says Dr. Cress
Freshman Tea Scheduled
Westminster house will hold an
informal tea especially for fresh
men Saturday afternoon from two
to five.
This annual affair is a get
acquainted party held every year
at ,the close of freshman week.
New students are particularly in
vited and everyone is welcome.
Cornel Wilde &
Phil Silvers
And Shorts
We Have The
girls love.
We also carry your favorite loafer moccasins.
For Collegiate Style Come To
of course