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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1945)
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Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and
'ii*al exam periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
JtawA and Jliuei....
The return of the “fill ’er up” phrase to the vocabularly of
Americans has brought a great increase in the number of cars
operated by students. Take a glance at Kincaid between 11th and
13th some morning, and you’ll find that the jalopy, the smooth
convertible, and the practical coupe or sedan are back in force.
With the greater number of cars comes an increased traffic
hazard in the University district. Thirteenth and other campus
thoroughfares are also main arteries of city traffic. Eventually,
Oregon officials hope to close these streets to heavy traffic and
make them strictly campus lanes. Other colleges, such as Oregon
State and the University of Washington, already have these re
stricted areas. It is only a long-run solution to a problem which
will grow steadily worse as new cars roll off the assembly lines
and more students have their own cars.
But the situation has to be taken care of immediately.
“Squirreling” may be an outdated word, but the trick of round
ing corners at high speed on two wheels is by no means a for
gotten art. College students are rather notorious for their sensa
Unless there is cooperation between students, townspeople,
and law enforcement officials, Oregon's byways will become
paths populated only by the quick and the dead.
The danger is accentuated when classes are changing and
students are rushing from one building to another. Part of the
responsibility for making the streets safe is on their shoulders.
Portland’s vivid signs reading “Pedestrian Killed Here” remind
us that accidents cost the lives of thousands of persons every
year. As long as such a volume of traffic is routed through this
district, students must observe the same safety rules as they
would in the downtown areas.
The Ore-liter lists about 25 national honor societies on the
Oregon campus, but very little is heard of any activity being
sponsored by these organizations throughout the year, Are they
For years the honoraries have been criticized because too
many of them apparently offer little to the member except an
impressive pin and an expensive initiation fee. The fees are often
a pretty stiff price to pay for such a return.
Those w ho are in favor of continuing the honor societies sav
that membership is an aid in finding a job. But we doubt if two or
three (meek letters are security for full emplovment for anyone.
I •>st year it was suggested that the student government take
ova^ >me supervision of Oregon’s honoraries. Under the plan,
the honoraries would have to maintain an active program
throughout the year to stay on the campus.
Some of them have exhibited a real interest in their fields of
study. The Spanish honorary, for instance, is co-sponsor of
Spanish language movies three or four times each year. In ad
dition, at their meetings and get-togethers, members have the op
portunity to cultivate coversational Spanish, learn folk Songs,
and study some of the different customs of the Spanish-speaking
Other honoraries hold professional meetings with guest
speakers who are experts in that particular line of studv or work.
And some of them do provide a bridge between the profession and
the University department or school. So it isn't a lack of ma
terial to work with but a lack of enterprise in starting a program.
It seems likely that if the honoraries had some goal to work
for under an ASUO-sponsored plan, they would get up a worth
while schedule of activities. Their members usuallv have been
carefully selected and are leaders in their fields of studv. And
they have faculty advisors or graduate members who can help.
Oregon has room for more scholastic endeavor of this sort,
but it's up to the individual organizations to foster it.
IF A BUDDY
j MEET A uUjXDY- j
By Carolyn Romtvedt
News of the former University
fellows concerns mostly their re
turning to civilian life or tranfers
after returning from overseas.
Dan Mahoney, Phi Delt, a for
mer captain in the air corps for
thre» and one-half years is now at
the law school. Other Phi Delts
who have returned to campus life
and the law school are Jim Gris
wold, who was a captain in the
eighth air force of the Pacific area
and Bill Bernard of the merchant
Ted Harmon, Theta Chi was
back home waiting to be trans
ferred to the Marine communica
tions in San Francisco.
Ensign Chuck Powers, Alpha
Tau Omega was in to see Dean
Onthank yesterday. He brought
his wife Dorothy Engel, Alpha Phi,
Navy Lieutenant Hal Morgan,
Phi Delt stopped in Eugene this
summer on his way to San Fran-1
cisco -where he is with the Navy
Major George Mackin, Phi Delt,
who was with the Hell’s Angels
flying squadron in England is now
visiting Eugene. He expects to he
out of the service in two weeks.
Doug David, Phi Delt, was mar
ried in Portland Saturday to
Katherine Zimmerman, Pi Phi.
Major Frank Nash, A.T.O., cele
brated the end of the war in the
little town of Januza up the east
coast of Okinawa. He reported
seeing Manila, now in shambles
but still giving signs of a beautiful
Marine Lieut. Paul Jackson, who
was a star in basketball and
known in campus circles as J.J.,
with his wife, Anne, has been visit
ing on the way to San Francisco.
On his way to Texas and a prob
able transfer overseas, Lieutenant
Gordon Childs, Theta Chi and his
wife, the former Lora Case, Pi Phi
stopped in Eugene recently.
Lieut, (J.G.) Bud Vandeneynde,
Alpha Tau Omega, whose father
is president of the Oregon Dads, is
on leave in Salem and Portland
and plans to return to campus togs
Phi Delt Don Kirsch, recently
discharged is now coaching basket
ball and baseball at Hillsboro high
Lieut. George Olsen, Phi Delt
and his wife Dorthy, Gamma Phi,
were in town the other day. He
has been in Germany and will go
to South Carolina for further ser
Also just returned from Ger
many and being sent to South
Carolina is Lieut. Bob Bloom,
From the USAT “Sea Cat,” Joe
Callahan, Alpha Tau Omega said
in a recent letter that he is now
in Europe on a shuttle bringing
troops back. Europe doesn’t look
at all bad to him after living in a
village where “Fuzzy-Wuzzies”
Theta Chi Joe Wicks, a corporal
in the marines is now in Japan
with the second marine division.
Captain Ken Bowes, Chi Psi
graduate has just lately been sent
to North Japan.
Lieut. Pat Cloud, Phi Delt, now
in Long Beach California after
serving in Germany will soon leave
for South Carolina.
Awaiting a discharge at Fort
Lewis, Lieut. Larry Olson, a Phi
Delt from Portland, plans to re
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All That Meat
And No Seconds
By PAT KING
A surprising amount of human
activity may be observed at what
was once a comparatively quiet
after-dinner hour. Students are
seen scuttling toward the nearest
grocery store and returning stag
gering under a load of groceries
which is modestly referred to as
“something for a little snack.”
Milk, a drink being initiated by
some of our older students, cheese,
and crackers, fruit, and pastry
goods are the favorites.
One co-ed sagely observed, “I’m
gaining weight, and yet I’m star
ving to death.”
This “snacking” has become a
last resort for students who find
that a supposedly-filling meal pro
vides just enough strength to see
them to the grocery store or
restaurant where a happy supple
ment of a steak may be procured.
Meal-time is no longer a period
of gay, youthful laughter. All that
is past. The minute quantities of
food are consumed in deadly
earnest while fellow diners covert
ly eye each other’s plate. Any
thoughts of second helpings are
exteremely humorous for incredu
lous students find these can be
even smaller than the original
servings. (Ugly thought: The
kitchen staff shows no signs of the
prevailing food shortage. Hmmm.)
Words of wisdom to susceptible
females: That isn't love burning
brightly in his eyes—it’s just
tJlo-lhfwo-QxIl tf-bee Stifle...
Eugene has no newsreel theatre to offer short subjects of cur
rent interest without a Western thriller thrown in. But the Uni
versity provides a movie series that features films very similar
to those shown at such theaters.
Tonight at 7:30 in 207 Chapman hall the first of these movie
nights will be held. On the program are a 45-minute film, “Con
quest of the Air," a March of Time feature on “Russia at War,” a
Robert Benchley comedy, and a musical.
It's good variety entertainment, and it's free.
Movies deserve an important place at the University because
they have proved their value as educational aids and as popular
entertainment. More and more films are being produced to sup
plement classroom work and to make textbook material more real
to the student. The armed services have employed movies to
great advantage during the war.
Strangely enough the free movies did not draw the expected
crowds last year. A regular group attended every week, along
with a number who were especially interested in the film that
Too many people did not even realize the University spon
sored such a program. This year the bill will he announced in
the Emerald two days before the show.
Judging by tonight’s schedule, the movies will be good. They
are free. And they’re right on tlve campus. If students are inter
ested. the Oregon movie program can expand.
I By BEX GUNN
1 Writers are conceited, asinine
persons who think they have some
thing that everybody else should"^
Other people who are conceited
and asinine keep their typewrit
ers quiet and require research, but
writers are not content w’ith just
being asinine, they write about it
and then wonder how it got out.
To be a writer, one must also
suffer. I have suffered, therefore
I wish everyone else to suffer,
therefore I write columns.
If you don’t read my columns,
you are illiterate. If you read it
and don’t like it, you are dumb,
stupid and' asinine. If you read it
and like it, you are wonderful.
I always read and approve of
everything I write, therefore I am
wonderful. If you ever doubt this,
just ask me. Huxley, Keats,
Shakespeare, Thorne Smith, and
and Willie Saroyan stink because
I didn’t write under those names.
If this confuses you, read my
next one. It get’s worse as the pldjj^
Short months ago, men with
gold buttons in lapels came upon
the campus—green—grinned and'
pondered the worth of education.
They searched files . . . found
courses . . . grunted approval at
the U of O national rating . . .
tops it is and was.
But, they said, (I’m not quoting
them) wre must not be too hasty—
leave us poijder all the angles . . .
so they did.
There’s good money on the coast
. . . most any job you want. Labor’s
scarce . . . lots of men with college
educations don’t make dough. . .
maybe we should learn trades.
Tied down, w’e’ve been, three . . .
four years to a murderous routine
that would curdle your . . . per
haps a year or two in the moij^.
Thus they thought . . . thought
. . . and thought. One, however,
had no qualms, no money either.
What makes you so sure? . . .
they said ... he grinned, superior
like (you know and said: “I have
never been confused.”
And he told them ... all the
reasons why we go U of O.
Omar Khayam didn’t have as
many reasons for getting drunk as
this guy did for going collegiate.
But he lied. I know why he
The little blonde had big eyes.
The man was mostly tweed sports
coat. The blonde looked . . . looked
harder . . . relaxed . . . sighed . . .
Brother and sister, leave us face
it, my home is here.
I must say your new boy friend is
“Well, he belongs to the ReJ^
"FOR WHOM THE
"The Town Went
John Loder, June Du Prez