Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1948, Page 6, Image 6

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    Somewhere Tonight Dreaming of a Happier Day
Sits Lizzie-Unclaimed-Just Settin' and Rustin'
Somewhere tonight a tired old j
, utomobile will sit friendless and
rejected, a snuffling damp fog
•Misting it's yellow and green paint
• l sides. That is, unless the Web
toots who own it take $17,50 (fori
towing and storage i to the pudgy
> ttle man who operates Mortons I
Used Car lot at 68 West Fifth.
On the mildewed seats lie a gas j
• an, a twisted pair of pincers, a.
t ided history examination, a brok-;
-n ballpeen hammer and an empty j
Dottle of Old Bard. The open leath-!
• r top is sagging dispiritedly down!
• u the middle; an occasional drop
of water1 soaks through and hits
the floor with a flat, lifeless sound.
he sign, OREGON, on the back,
'.i fading. It excites no memories
:rom passersby. |
Age Unknown
It's a Star, but what year it is ■
.ve can only guess. Probably it j
oiled off the assembly lines about
the time most of us were cooing in 1
iour cradles. It must have been a
proud, jaunty automobile then, all
sleek and shiny. Now it sits
hunched, cold and grim, waiting
with stolid patience . . . there are
no green pastures in which to re
tire an old car.
The little man at Morton's wants j
his money, and says he’ll start fore
closure proceedings pretty soon. J
What unromantic fate lies in store
for it once the auctioneer’s ham-J
hate ’to guess. The little man sug
gested it would make a good trac
tor ... a tractor! Somehow, it
seems a shame. W;hat a story this
relic of a more frolicsome past
could tell!
We wonder what Other times
this long-suffering mechanized
beast of burden has seen ... of
loaded picnic baskets, cold cases
of beer, eight or ten Webfoots
jammed into its stout hull, it’s lit
tle tin nose pointed eagerly to a
lush spot beside the river . . .and
now ? Tonight may be the one when
the thin, outsized tires will sigh
Travel Enthusiasts Offered Trip
Via Queen Alary to Foreign Soil
Those with an urge to travel
'.'ho would like to combine the d'e
ights of visiting strange places
with new insights into life and so-'
■iety, should tuck an old copy of
dark Twain’s “Innocents Abroad"
inder arm and prepare to climb
aboard the Queen Mary. Sched
uled to leave New York February
!C>, the famous Cunard liner wTll
carry a group of travel enthusiasts
... Europe for a 59-day studytour.
The trip is sponsored by World
Study tours, a non-profit corpor
<tion chartered by the education
department of the state of New
’ork as an adult education agency, j
:.t will “open doors of opportunity
which would be closed to individ-;
cals travelling alone." There will,
cc opportunities to meet interest-!
■ng people and visit significant
• >cial projects instead regimented
sightseeing. |
After landing in France, the j
croup will head toward the Rivi
■ ra making brief stops at Toulous,
larcassone, and Avignon. There!
cell be chances to interview lead
ers of political parties and social;
Movements in Marseilles, center of
economic and political struggle
md second largest city of France
Easter In Rome
After a we A of relaxation at
( From a delicious selection
of fresh hacked pies, cakes
and cookies, you can have
any of them on hand if \ oil’ll
onh stop in at
740 F. 11 I’h 1577
| _
Monte Carlo, Nice and Cannes a
lcng the Mediterranean highway,
the party will proceed, by bus, to
Genoa, Italy and then to Pisa. Eas
ter observance and political dis
cussions will feature a weeks stay
in Rome, the southern pinnacle of
the tour.
Sail on Queen Mary
Returning across Germany to
Paris the studytour will offer op
portunity to meet artist, political
leaders, and others of special in
Then late in March the tour will
move northward to Milan, Lake of
Lugano, famous St. Moritz, and i
Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, i
Zurich will provide interviews with j
people who can interpret the Swiss
economic life, political position,
and social legislation.
The 600th anniversary of the
founding of Charles university, one j
of the finest in Europe, will be j
terest to members of the group, |
along with the usual sight-seeing I
celebrated in Prague, capital of j
Czechoslavakia. There will, also, j
be an opportunity to observe
how democratic freedoms are be-'
ing continued with new ventures
into socialist planning, behind the
"iron curtain.”
Dean and Mrs. Hubert Phillips
of Fresno State college in Calif
ornia will lead the studytour. Dean
Phillips, nominated a few years.
ago for congress, is a competent
scholar who has travelled extensiv
ely abroad.
resignedly, gasp their last, and set- j
tie, with dread finality, to the |
earth, never to rise again.
The steering wheel is made of
wood-, polished like high grade ma
hogany from the sweat and fric
tion of many hands . . . hands that
were nervous from the tension in |
learning how to control the little
car, or perhap^. a single hand, cas
ually tapping the wheel to keep it
true. The hood hangs a little to
one side, as if it were winking. The
headlights are square and purpose
ful, like an old man with specs . . .
This is the son of the iron monster t
that chased the horse and buggies
into retirement.
‘A Sittin’ and a Rustin’
Perhaps the little car gets tired,
just sitting and rusting, and wishes
it were bumping around the coun
try again, full of kids, and ice
cream and weiners . . . and just a
little gas. Oil ? These were a
tougher breed than the chromed
dandies of today. They would gulp
it gratefully, but were seldom tem
peramental enough to balk without
it. Oil was dessert—an extra frost
Perhaps it would like to smash
into something before it goes; pio
neers never died in bed if they
could help it . . . Smash right into
a great big truck, just as hard as it
could. And maybe the radiator!
would 'twist into a youthful grin !
. . . just for a moment.
Fellowship to Hear
Portlander Tonight
Rev. Alexander Sauerwein, pas
tor of the Staub Memorial Congre
gational church of Portland, will i
speak at the Intervarsity Christ
ian fellowship meeting in the din
ing room of John Straub hall at 7
A graduate of Dallas Theologi
cal seminary, Rev. Sauerwein’s
first ministry was at a Presbyter
ian church in New York City. He
came to the Pacific coast eight
years ago, assigned to the Presby
terian church in Beaverton, where
he remained until he assumed the
pastorate of Staub Memorial six j
months ago. j
under new management
George Webb
Bill Countryman j
1224 Willamette Phone 1932 ■
i i
dressed male
at the
Have your
suit cleaned
and pressed
821 H 13th Phone 740
Library Makes
New Reference,
Periodic Move
Several changes have been
made recently in the library con
cerning periodicals and reference
Open shelf reserve has been
moved to Room 150, the room in
back of the lower division reserve
bookshelves. The periodical divis
ion of the reference department
has been moved to Room 201, sec
ond floor. Current periodicals are
on open shelf reserve in Room 214,
which adjoins Room 201.
Books Moved
Everything in . the present bibli
ography room except the library of
congress catalogues, and the sub
ject bibliography, which was back
of the reference desk, is now back
of the former periodical desk.
Also back of the former periio
dical desk are the U. S. govern
ment indices, United Nations mat
eria land current college catalo
gues. On the mezzenine above the
former periodical desk is the leag
ue of nations material, and on the
floor below, the serial set of U. S.
government documents, American
state papers, and the congresional
record and its predecessors. Also
there, will bo the U. S. supreme
oourt reports.
The periodical guides will re
main in the reference room, but'
additional copies of “The Readers
Guide to Periodical Literature”
and “Poole’s Guide to Periodical
Literature" will be obtainable in
Goom 201.
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