Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 23, 1947, Page 6, Image 6

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    Smitty's Story Reveals Long Service;
Still Strong on His 70th Birthday
“I wouldn't even mind if Santa
forgot me sometime," said R- L.
Smith, “Smitty," janitor at the
We were talking about the way
people forget anniversaries; but to
prove that everybody doesn’t get
forgotten all of the time, here is
a happy birthday story for Smitty.
He is 70 years old today.
Nebraska Born
Smitty didn't seem to think his
trip from his Nebraska farm to
Oregon over 40 years ago is much
of a story. “We just hitched up
a team of horses and came,” he
said. “Mother—she taught me how
to dust—and Daddy and me.”
“I didn't have a wife then. Met
my wife in Roseburg. It wouldn’t
do to have two people from Neb
raska get together,” he confided
■with a little laugh that ma
bright water stand in his eyes.
Reminisces Proposal
“Oh, I can’t remember how I
met her.” Smitty looked shy and
his hands played nervously with
a marking pencil. "You know how
that is. You see people around
and—well, nobody ever says no,”
he finished candidly.
Just a little embarrased when
he couldn’t remember his wedding
anniversary, Smitty said, “You
should ask Mamma. She can re
member the birthdays and wedding
1 anniversaries of all 75 of our rela
t.ves." j
40 Years Here
The Smiths who have been in
Eugene for 40 years, have a house:
on Willamette street. “This is the
first year I haven't gotten around
to planting the garden,” said
Smitty with a bit of regret show
ing in his blue eyes. “The dog's
1 gone now, too," he added. “He got j
run over.” Smitty considered the I
Smith cat hardly worth mention. |
Smitty has been working at the
Co-op for 11 or 12 years, having
begun when the Co-op was in the
present Westgate Shoppe.
“Oh, I dont't think kids have
changed much, do you?” asked the
wizened little janitor in his kind
way. “Maybe the girls do smoke
more, but that's all right. BTy
aunt smoked a pipe for years,” he
‘Loves' Long Skirts
“I just love them” was Smitty’s
comment on long skirts, but when
asked how he liked the Eastern
trend for short pants for men—•
he didn’t. “Never did like short
pants. Wouldn’t even wear them
when I was little. Besides, your
socks have to be too long.”
“You aren’t going to print all
this stuff, are you?” Smitty asked
pleadingly when we got ready to
duck out into the rain again. But
we did, and so ends today’s happy
birthday story.
Honorary Wins
Service Award
Nu chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon,
women's music honorary, was pre
sented a national service award
Tuesday for being' ‘‘the most out
standing chapter in the nation in
the field of proficiency and
promptness in transaction with the
t ational office” during the past
Active clubs numbering 101
I t irough out the nation were also
eligible for the award which is
accompanied by $25 cash. The
money will be added to the Nu
I chapter's treasury.
Local president Wilma Jean Wil
1 son, received announcement Tues
1 day in a letter from Ava Commir
i Case, national president of Mn
Phi Epsilon. Winner of the award
, is chosen at the annual meeting of
the national council.
Among other activities, the Ore
! gon chapter helped install new of
ficers and initiate new members in
: a Lewis and Clark chapter, and
contributed eight articles to the
national honorary's publication,
‘•Triangle" last year.
Other officers of the chapter
are Mary Margaret Pundore, vice
president; Helen Hudson, record
iag secretary; Joyce Davis, corres
• ponding secretary ;Dorthea Schaer,
J historian; Margaret Holm, treas
itu-er; and Glaure Lewis, alumni
Two donations a year from every
1 person on the campus is the goal
of the committee in charge of blood
'donations for University of British
Columbia in a forthcoming' drive.
Religion Division
Engages Lecturers
Two lecturers have been engage
by the department of religion t
deliver speeches during winter an
spring term, Dr. Paul Means, hea
of the department of religion, ar
nounced yesterday.
Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed, former
ly a member of the faculty of th
University of Chicago, will lectur
here February 1 to 15 on the found
ing of the Christian church, and
will also be available for the Uni
versity lecture series. Dr. Good
^ speed, who recently taught at
3 UCLA, is the author of several
books on the New Testament.
^ ] Two courses offered during
spring term will be taught by Dr.
Henry N. Wieman, recently retired
- from the University of Chicago di
e vinity school. He will teach the
e philosophy of religion and contem
-1 porary crisis of our civilization.
“My demands are a two-hour week on my homework—and
a pack and a half of Dentyne Chewing Gum for overtime.
"Fact is, Pop, it’ll even be a treat to study over
time—for a bonus of swell, nifty-tasting Dentyne
. Chewing Gum! And don’t forget, Dentyne helps
keep my teeth white, too."
Dentyne Gum — Made Only By Adams
Emerald Classifieds
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rate of four oents a word the first insertion,
two cents a word thereafter at the Emerald
Business Office. A
Classified deadline is 4:00 p.m. the da.
)rior to publication.
WANTED: Tumbling shoes, me
dium size. Harry Ladas, French
hall, Room 107, Vets Dorm No.
2. (28)
WANTED: Half or full time po
sition for experienced laboratory
technician. Phone 3774. (28)
LOST: Single strand of pearls;
Millie Stookey; Phone 382. (30)
FOR SALE: Zenith short wave
portable radio; 3 aerials, 8 in.
speaker, new earphones. Jim
Kroder, 1320. (29)
FOR SALE: Special—cutom-made
full dress suit, size 40; like new;
suspenders and gloves; $50.00.
Phone 1698W. (29)
LOST: Brown leather flying jack
et in 114 P.E. building on Oct. 4.
Reward. John E.Ewing, McChes
ney Hall, Ext. 378. (29)
Dean Writes Article
Dr. Eldon L. Johnson, dean Of the
college of liberal arts and the
graduate school, is the author <S
the article, “Government by Habit,”
in the fall issue of Pacific Specta
tor published by the Stanford uni
versity press.
Copy Desk Staff:
Diana Dye, editor
Robert Stephensen
Leroy Hewlett
Joyce Merman
Jim Sanders
Walt McKinney
Coralie Thomson
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