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Oregon W Emerald
MARILYN SAGE, WINIFRED ROMTVEDT
Art Litchman, Tommy Wright
Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant News Editor
Chief Copy Editor
Women’s Page Editor
World News Editor
BETTY BENNETT CRAMER
Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Jack Craig, Ed Allen, Beverly Ayer
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Anal exam periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
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Jtioina Memorial . . .
When the Soldier's Scholarship fund was created in 1942-43,
the government had not guaranteed benefits for servicemen
whose education had been interrupted by the war. Now the
various government programs for veterans’ education make any
special University scholarship program superfluous, and the
ASUO is asking all contributors to the fund to transfer their
contributions to the War Memorial fund.
As soon as this formality is taken care of, the ASUO may
decide what would be an appropriate memorial fund to the
University students who gave their lives in the war. The ap
proximately $1700 in the scholarship fund, added to the Me
morial fund, may be a starter or the total to be used, depending
pn the form of the memorial.
The most obvious suggestion, and probably the best, is that
the money be used for some part of the Student Union building.
It could finance a plaque listing the names of all students killed
in the war, and the rest could be spent on furnishings for one
of the special rooms or for the decoration of some part of the
In this way , the fund could create a living memorial. The
dream of the Student Union building has been familiar to all
the students, and all students will be able to enjoy it. As the
center of the campus in future years, it could most suitably com
memorate the memory of those students who died, in a way
jthey would choose.
RaU Call . . .
Guest speakers at recent Oregon assemblies could find an
easy explanation for calling McArthur court an Igloo. No
matter how warm the reception of students present, the atmos
phere has been very cold because of the obvious scarcity of an
McArthur court was not built for small gatherings, and it
is disconcerting for any speaker to face row on row of empty
seats. At yesterday’s assembly, for example, the audience num
bered only about 200 out of a student body of more than 3700.
Since the turnout for assemblies has been comparatively
small all year, most of the students have not had a chance to
judge the value of the meetings. Disappointment in some of
the fall term assemblies did discourage some students from at
tending more of them, and those students may have discouraged
others from going.
Whatever the reason for the small attendance, the students
have the ability to correct it. A committee is working on a
better representation of student talent. A more general com
mittee could work on a better representation of students in
Oregon’s assemblies provide an opportunity for the whole
campus to hear interesting speakers, to know student talent,
and to stay in the swing in campus affairs. It will be a loss to
the Universitv if they are allowed to die out or to deteriorate
because of a temporary slump in attendance.
The Kwatnas are planning a campaign now to interest the
student body in the weekly all-campus meetings. They are
basing their drive on competition between houses and on co
operation w ith them in an activity project.
Once the upward trend has started, Oregon’s assemblies
can provide their own drawing cards.
Are you driving a war-wearv car? Inspection today means
protection tomorrow. Don't keep your car in first crash condi
tion. Tell a mechanic, not a jury.—National Safety Council.
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The front office has ordered condensation, so we’ll slash the
introduction to the sentence you’re now reading.
Covering the campus: Sigma Chi Duke Elder is finding the
going pretty tough in the Patty Webber (Alpha Chi) league as
Kappa Sig Ed Walters goes to bat . . . Half of the Alpha Gam
house is headin’ for Portland and a gay weekend. The gals are
so intent on absorbing sun-tans
that they sign out for lunch and
hit that old roof haven. . . The
Diane Earnhardt (Delta Zeta) and
Dick Byland affair has finally
passed the casual Friday evening
stage’ and is now on the Saturday
night routine . . . Theta Becky
Fish has found a new interest in
Chi Fsi Jim Ellison. We wonder
where this leaves the White-Shirt
King Henry Kavanaugh ? . . . “Ox”
Wilson, eldest of the clan, and a
big knob in the Oregon radio de
partment, is really kind to pedes
trians, especially to drama play
girl Roberta Quigley. It’s no co
incidence that he shows up at the
right time to open his car door
for her . . . It’s a big battle for
the attention of Tri-Delt Pat Jolliff.
Contestants include Frank Rei and
Theta Chi Marv Hascomb . . . Sig
ma Kappa Betty Greene and Theta
Chi Wally Johnson made it official
with a diamond this week.
Battin’ the breeze: Chi O Marge
Skordahl’s fiance, Jim Gerkin, ar
rives today from Sioux City, Iowa.
. . . Alpha Phi Nancy Peterson had
a happy birthday last Tuesday,
mainly because of a box of candy
and a pair of nylons from Oliver
Larson . . . Theta Mary Rafferty
occupies the number one spot with
Kappa Sig Bill Barrish . . . Going
strong is the Terry Metcalf-Patty
Berg combo. Terry spent last
In Current Movies
By Mimi Moores
“The Bandit of Sherwood For
est,” at the Mayflower, is enough
to make even hardy old Robin Hood
blush and trade his crossbow for
the uniform of the sheriff of Not
tingham's police force.
The whole gloomy affair began
when the real Robin Hood, who
looks a lot like a middle-aged
Douglas Fairbanks, had to take to
the woods. Unfortunately, he
brought his son along with him. I
thought that I detected disap
pointment on the faces of Friar
Tuck and Little John when they
met Robin Hood, Jr., but it may
only have been boredom; Cornel
Wilde, shooting goose-gray shafts
in all directions, is a rather im
The pay-off is when Robin
Hood's prodigal son chances upon
a blonde and produces a series of
plain and fancy whistles that no
self-respecting bird would answer.
It’s too bad that the comedy of
this scene wasn’t intentional—I
kept wishing that Mr. Wilde’s bird
calls would draw a Bronx cheer
from a low-flying vulture.
Although he fails miserably as
a bird caller, Cornel manages to
pick up the blonde. Then we get
the impression that they live hap
pily ever after, if she can stand
him. I would have chosen Friar
Tuck any day.
Trials of a Father
The original Robin Hood, who is
gray at the temples but still very
handsome, should have been the
hero. Instead, he steps into the
background and keeps a poker face
during his son's absurd antics. This
example illustrates the fact that
famous people often have to put
up with atrocious children.
My last observation is that a
thing like this shouldn’t happen
weekend with the cute little Dee
Gee’s parents in Coquille . . . SAE
Jerry Miller and Alpha Chi Jeanne
Carpenter went on an interesting
fishing trip Monday . . . Chi O
Carolyn McKinley and Sig Ep
Maurie Childs took off for Vic
•toria, B. C., following their Tues
Stuff and sluff: Joyce Utz, Delta
Zeta prexy, is looking for a sec
retary to keep track of her in
numerable dates . . . men, that is!
. . . ATO Bill Burnett’s heart is
following the course of an arrow
that is located in the central re
gion of the Pi Phi house. . . Add
combos: Alpha Phi Joan Smith and
Chi Psi Ellery Riem. . . Alpha Chi
B. J. Ronning is back in circuation
after returning Johnny Miller’s
Beta pin. . . Kappa Sig Howard
Coffey is down with the measles
and so will be unable to attend
Nancy Wortman’s Theta house
dance. . . Sig Ep Dune Wimpress
got off the rabbit routine for Eas
ter and gave Pi Phi Peg Skerry,
who carries his pin, a black sheep!
. . . Add engagements: Harriett
Banburry, AOPi and Woody Hol
land, Alpha Gamma Rho from
Bulletins from the boys: Smilm
Den Turnbull has accepted an'in
vite to the Alpha Phi house dance
from Phyll Annola. . . Kappa Sigs
Jack Meek and Reedy Berg are
concentrating on the Jean Merri
field league. . . Janet Fitzmaurice
and Norma Greene are poison oak
victims. . . Ginnie Skow, Alpha
Gam, is dividing her time between
Jim Kroder, Chi Psi, and a certain
DU. . . There’s a big B.A. school
attraction for Doris Loenig, AOPi,
and Jim Callahan. . . Since Fiji
Paul Kunkel’s military departure,
there’s a line three deep for the
attentions of Theta Patti Beaton.
. . . Returned to the campus is Sig
Ep Den Dill. His wife with the
unpronounceable Polish name is
planing out from N’Yawk to join
him. . .
Rumor round-up: Add Don Car
ney’s name to the Delta Gamma
contingent. . . Former AOPi Jean
Hayes was a visitor on campus re
cently. . . Things are definitely
progressing for Alpha Chi Marge
Slater and Ralph Johnson from
Washington. Prediction for a cer
tain Alpha Phi: the Chi Psis will
play while Pete Miller’s away—
this weekend. . .
Kappa Sue Sullivan seems to be
dividing her time between the Eu
gene and Corvallis campuses. . .
Plenty of SAE's haunting the KKG
house these days. . . Add one more
to the list. Another Beta, George
Alexander, bestowed his pin on a
Pi Phi, Selby Frame. . . Ted Hal
lock’s band is playing at the Sigma
Kappa house dance tonight. Paper
Moon is the theme, and the coed's
are inviting the campus to drop in.
Adios, mis amigos, until the top
of next week, when we’ll drop in
on you again for a chit-chat of
chatter and patter.
Veterans View Religion
Topic of Sunday Talk
"Veterans View Religion,” a
panel discussion, will be held dur
ing the Congregational college
fireside at 7 p.m. Sunday. Veter
ans who will participate are War
ren Smith, Herbert Armstrong,
Lee Tellotson, John Staley and
Mrs. Gwen Hale. After the open
ing panel discussion other students
and veterans are invited to take
Once there was a man who de
cided to cure the world’s ills. He
was a little man with big glasses
and very believing eyes. In fact, he
believed everything because, ac
cording to him, the only reason
anything fails to do what it starts
out to is because people do not
believe in it.
He started out by packing a
small bag and walking down a
highway. A farmer in a 1932
Chevrolet picked him up, and the
little man found with great excite
ment that the farmer knew how
to cure the world’s ills.
“Running the world,” said the
farmer, “is just like running a
farm. You got to dig out the weeds;
plant good, healthy seeds, and
spread plenty of bull manure to
make ’em grow.”
Delighted, the little man wrote
down the formula in his notebook,
but then a frown settled on his
face and he asked: “What if you
have earthquakes, early frost,
hookworm, locusts, or beetles?”
“Why,” snorted' the farmer,
“anybody knows that—you got to
have insurance on a farm.”
“But how can we insure the
“You talk too gol-danged much,”
said the farmer, and the little man
once more walked along the road.
A burly figure in sweat clothes
came trotting over a hill, wheez
ing and snorting and chewing gum.
“Wait,” called the little man.”
"Can’t,” grunted the sweat
clothes, “got to finish my road
After trotting two miles the lit
tle man learned that life is a priffe--~
fight, and the world should be run
by the best fighters.
“But how could prizefighters
settle labor disputes, wars, or
women's tolerance movements?”
asked the little man.
“We’d murder ’em—=you talk too
much,” said the sweaty one, push
ing the little man through an open
door on which was a sign reading
There the little man learned that
the world should be run like a fil
ing cabinet. Down the street a
block later, a soldier said the
world should be run by discipline,
but lie didn’t have time to explain
what he meant, for a girl came by,
and he excused himself, saying he
was following the law of nature.
This sort of thing went on for
years, and the little man learned
that the world should be run in
3,694,037 different ways.
Quite gray and tired, one day
he stretched out prone in lush
grass in a meadow where the sun
was very warm and good.
A booted foot crunching through
three of his ribs informed the lit
tle man he was not alone.
“Do you own this field ?” growled
a big, unshaved man with the boot
“No, but I’d like to enjoy it for
A bolt of lightning liquidated
the unshaved one, and a voice came
out of the sunlight:
“Then, don’t ask so many imper
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