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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 20, 1946)
Bernie and Ashwell, two well-known campus figures, discuss the average
coed, the University of Oregon, the Side, and life in general as they
rendezvous beside an ashtray.
Side Cigarets Bewail Fate
As Coeds Continue Bridge
•- By SMOKY
A strange conversation was overheard the other day at the
Side coming in on a special frequency not usually audible to
human ears. Though interrupted by the usual human static of
gossip, gripes, and miscellaneous trivia, a "reliable source”
reports hearing the following conversation between two ciga
Since the real names, of these two cannot be divulged, we
will call them Berme and Ashwell to
conceal their identity. Any similar
ity to actftal cigarettes, living or
dead, is purely coincidental.
While a; blonde on his right was
bidding one no-trump, Ashwell
peered out of his package and leered
at Bemie who was just on the other
side of, the..ashtray: “Good after
noon and L(. S. M. F. T. to you,
friend! Wha|s the matter, you look
sort of crushed today?’’
'Well, yoi* would be too, pal, if
The Gad- a-bout
Tonight jnarks the last of the reg
ular Wednesday desserts and ex
changes lentil after Thanksgiving
vacation, leading off with their
preference desserts tonight are Pi
Beta Phi, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Al
The rest of the houses getting to
gether for exchanges are: Delta
Zeta-Delta Upsilon; Kappa Kappa
Gamma--Alpha Tau Omega; Alpha
Phi-Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alpha Del
ta Pi-Phi Kappa Psi; Kappa Alpha
Theta-Sigma Chi; Alpha Omicron
Gamma Phi Beta-Kappa Sigma;
Alpha Chi Omega-Phi Delta Theta;
Alpha hall-Campbell club; Omega
hali-Gamma hall; Alpha Gamma
Delta-Theta Chi; Chi Omega-Sigma
Sigma Kappa-Stitzer hall; Uni
versity house-Stan Ray hall; Delta
Gamma-Phi Gamma Delta; Hen
dricks hall-Sigma hall; Susan
Campbell hall-Minturn hall.
Sparking the firesides Friday
night are Alpha Gamma Delta, Sig
ma Chi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma
flfti, and Chi Psi.
hefty over there had landed on you
—she’s about as dainty as a ten-ton
truck. Besides, I’m tired of being'
cooped up in this package, I want
get out and see some of the better
ashtrays in the world.”
Frat Man . . .
• “No, no,” Ashwell fumed, “if
you’d seen the guy who mooched
cousin Willie, you wouldn’t say that.
Just think, in there you’re safe—if
you ever come out you’ll meet your
match; I’d hate to see my best
friend go up in smoke. Boy, was
Willie mad at having to leave the
L. S. M. F. T. fraternity, in .fact he
was positively burned up! He didn’t
even have time to say ‘Which way
does the wind blow?’ before he got
“I know, I know, Ashwell, but I
want to accomplish something in
this world, not just run with the
pack. I have a burning desire to be
come distinguished before I’m ex
"No, Bemie, you’re talking like a
college student—get some sense.
Don’tcha see, it says on my pack
age I’m lucky, and it’s right. Hey,
Ashwell, you better duck, that
Blonde’s dummy for this hand and
she’s reaching for you!”
“I guess this Is it, Bernie, good
bye, old friend. I’ll try to face it
with a stiff upper tip.”
WILL INDIVIDUAL who “bor
rowed” Army type field jacket
from hook in Friendly between
1-2 Friday, please return it?
LOST: String of Pearls on 13th
street between 11:00 a. m. and
12:00 p. m. on Monday—reward
—call 3874. Jean Jackson.
By NANCY BEDINGFIELD
The Thetas have taken the social
limelight the past two weeks with
three new pins—Polly Chafe is
i wearing Don Stanton’s Phi Delt pin,
and Miki Metcalf is sporting Dave
Edwards’ sword and shield. Mary
Kingston has Frank Robbins’ Fiji
DG Jeanne Herdon is wearing the
Sigma Chi White Cross—owner,
Dave Silver. Homecoming for the
Delta Gammas proved especially
exciting as former house president,
Barbara Lucas, announced her en
gagement to Gil Pease, SAE. And
Janet Field is wearing Chuck Kit
chell’s Beta pin.
Liz Powers, Kappa, is the proud
possessor of Kappa Sig Prexy Bill
Barrish’s pin. Mary Fairchilds, also
KKG, is another wearer of the SAE
pin . . . Wayne Stroehecker.
Cupid seems to have slowed down,
with mid-terms and all, but is gain
ing momentum for a gala Thanks
Beauty on the Sp«t
It has been stated that no two snowflakes fall alike. This
same statement could very easily be applied to sjkiers.
With the recent organization of the ski club here at Ore
gon it seems an established fact that the ski season is officially
There’s a certain thrill (or spill) about balancing oneself on
two, long narrow boards and swishing down the hillside. Of
SmesiaiA PunAu&i Seasick
tf-osi yfl/l*thwaw*i Sweetkeall'
In its search for the University’s “Unknown Sweetheart,”
the women’s page publicity-man-on-the-spot opened tlic rig
gers’ Guide, put his finger on a name, and found the first con
testant for the campaign. The results are printed herewith.
947? .. . yup. Is Peggy Finnell there? vup. Tell her that she
is the number one gal for theEmerald’s “Unknown Sweetheart”
Contest this week. Yup.
This sort of monologue could have gone on all afternoon so
I thought it best to go over and interview her personally . . .
and to say the least it was a pleasant surprise.
The smooth 21-year-old Pi Phi fit the qualifications to the
letter . . . not a big wheel on the
campus, no columns of committee
appointments, no closet full of vari
colored sweaters with unknown
hieroglyphics labeled thereon, and
without an honorary to her name.
Name: Miss Peggy Finnell,
weight . . . she didn’t say; height,
5 feet 6y2 inches; eyes, green, age,
21; home, San Francisco; year, jun
ior; looks, judge for yourself.
“I wanted to major in journal
ism when I came to Oregon,” she
confessed, ‘‘because during the war
a gal at least had a chance in that
field. In another year I’m going to
work for United Airlines as a stew
ardess, and ultimately hope to wind
up on the San Francisco-Honolulu
Peggy is no stranger to Hawaii,
as she took the Matsonia over this
summer to visit her sister. After
hearing definitely from the airline
as to when she would report for
duty, Peg switched over to liberal
arts to cram in a few courses on
cooking and management which
would help her in her job.
“I’m learning how to cook meals
on an airplane which come already
prepared,” she laughed. “What
sports do I like ? Well, swimming,
riding, football games and basket
ball are tops with me.” When ques
tioned about the current Oregon
football team she nearly blew her
coffee out the wihdow.
Miss Finnell on men: prerequisite
must be a good personality, taller
than five six, and easy to talk to.
The only phobia Peg has is the!
wearing of odd-ball skull pieces. I
She has one job that looks like a|
week-old pancake covered with felt,
completed with a microscopic brim,
but she defended herself with a
snappy . . . “well, it keeps my head
dry.” After looking- at this castoff
from some unknown garment fac
tory, we closed the interview with a
quick, “sometimes water is good for
the hair-.” Happy landings, Peg.
course the discouraging part of it
all is that once you reach bottom
you must again make the uphill
To become a skier, I'm told, you
need four things—a mountain, a
pair of skis, strong bones and an
optimistic attitude. With the ac
knowledgement of these important
elements, the rest might be consid
ered relatively simple.
A word of caution to beginners—
your most deadly enemy is the tree!
Glorified as the thing might be in
Joyce Kilmer’s beautiful poem,
“Trees,” to the skier the problem of
preserving them for the poets is
In observance of current weather
conditions here on the campus, per
haps we should be directing this
subject toward water skiing.
Nevertheless, the popularity of
skiing is increasing each year. Note
to California students! You should
be brushing up on your skiing tech
niques, too, as recent weather re
ports indicate that you may be ski
ing home for Christmas.
The preceding facts and opinions
do not guarantee mastery of the art
of skiing— however, it is really very
surprising the number of friends
one meets in snow games.
Next week’s Beauty on the Spot
will be Ruth Allen. Her article of
not more than 800 words is due Mon
day at the Emerald offices.
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