Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 01, 1949, Page 8, Image 8

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    'Miss Bobcat'? Oregana Editors
Make Choice for High School
Poise . . . personality ... or what are the characteristics of a
“Miss Bobcat’’ ?
Trudi Chernis and Larry Davidson, editor and managing editor of
the 1949 Oregana, were faced with that question this week. They were
judges of the first annual “Miss Bobcat” contest spoasored by the
yearbook of Union high school.
"Miss Oregana” of the Oregon campus inspired the high school title.
Union high’s yearbook is called the Bobcat.
Miss Chernis and Davidson picked the winner Thursday from pho
tographs of three finalists. A freshman girl won over a sophomore
and senior.
Counselor Jobs Open
Upperclass women interested in
summer camp counselor positions
in the San Juan islands of north
ern Washington may contact the
office of Golda P. Wickham, direc
tor of women’s affairs, for further
Instructors or assistants for
various camp activities are want
ed by the Four Winds camp at
Deer Harbor, Washington.
Houses Solve
Mail Problem
Vergil S. Fogdall, director of
men’s affairs, yesterday commend
ed the presidents of men’s and
women’s living organizations for
their handling of the mail distri
bution situation during the spring
After the Christmas vacation,
a complaint was received from the
post office department about the
confusion in mail deliveries re
sulting from the closing of living
House presidents were asked by
Fogdall to arrange for someone to
pick up mail at the house or to
have mail delivered at the Eugene
home of one of its members.
A letter from Eugene postmas
ter Ethan L. Newman during the
holidays commented on the im
proved situation resulting from
this cooperation.
By Al Pietschman
. . . spring time is romance time
and if you get the starry-eyed
look, remember that for the very
finest in diamonds, it is Carl
Greve’s, Jeweler, Portland, Ore
. . . the vacation saw a lot of
Ducks leave the wet state and
head for sunny California. The
suntans brought back from LA
make most pale-faced Oregonians
rather envious. If only this spring
term will be like the one two
years ago when everyone sported
wonderful tans by Junnior Week
end time.
. . . Lau’s information about Dr.
Wright and Dr. Dull being rated
as “Outstanding” professors
comes as no surprise to those
students fortunate to get into
their classes. Both men should
be put on a pedestal for all pro
fessors to aim for. They are both
conscientious and fair.
. . . the newest promotoin by
Chesterfields is “Buy ’Em by the
Carton” and in line with this we
are starting a contest out here
(yep, another one.) Each week
the other Chesterfield rep. Kit
Wilhelm, will put a slip into a
carton of Chesterfields at the
Co-op, the Side, The Bird, and
Lemon "O.” If you buy a carton
of Chesterfields and it has the
lucky slip inc it, you get a free
carton of smokes. So, "Buy ’Em
by the Carton.”—(Pd. Adv.)
Names Offer
Varied Seletion
Oregon students are in a favor
able geographical position to ex
plore some of the fabulous place
names that crowd the maps of the
great Northwest.
Surrounding us are names of
rivers, towns, counties, and areas
that are fun just to roll off the
tongue, even without knowing
their meaning.
Some of the richest Oregon and
Pacific Northwest place names
are rooted in the Indian languages.
Others are connected with early
history or from other languages.
French Name Town
One of the most interesting of
Oregon names is The Dalles. Its
origin is the French word meaning
“flagstone” and the name was
given to the city by the Hudsons
Bay company because of the re
semblance to flagstones of the
deep stone chasms that formed a
narrow passage for the river near
Eugene follows a widespread
practice of being named for its
first settler, Eugene F. Skinner,
but our neighbors in corn valley
seem to have picked up a south
of-the-border influence. Corvallis
is formed from two Spanish words
1 meaning “Heart of the valley.’’
Toss Decides Name
The big town, Portland, received
its name in sort of a haphazard
fashion. Two early settlers, one
from Boston, Mass., and the other
from Portland, Maine decided the
whole thing with the toss of a cop
Indian names offer some real
tongue twisters to say nothing of
spelling difficulties. Take the little
village of Skookumshuck in Lewis
county, Washington. It’s Indian
for “strong water.”
Indeed the references to water
are many in Indian names. Ska
mania county in Washington re
fers to the Indian word for “swift
waters.” The Willamette river,
said originally to have been Wala
met, has the same roots as Walla
Walla and Wallula and means
“running water.” One authority
insists, however, that Willamette
is Indian for "long and beautiful
Multnomah county also comes in
for a damp name. It means simply
“Down river.”
Indian Name
Still in the water, Wallowa
county and river is an Indian name
for a tripod which holds fishing
traps in the water.
The Indian tribes come in for |
their share of glory. Wahkiakum
county in Washington is a good1
Oregon history gives us Astoria j
and the John Day country and riv
er. The former was named for John
Jacob Astor of the Hudsons Bay
company and the latter for a mem
ber of the Astoria overland expe
dition of early days.
Admiration must be expressed for
anybody who can remember
enough of what happened at the
cocktail party to testify about it
in court.
Back to Civilization
Movie Actor Robert Mitchum (left) greets that California sunshine
after serving 50 days of a 60-day sentence for a narcotics violation.
At right, Lila Leeds waved a farewell as she entered the county jail
elevator in Los Angeles as she completed her sentence on a like
charge. She and Mitchum were arrested together. (AP Wirephoto)
Who Would See
The Difference?
BOSTON—(AP)—The Senator's
civic pride was hurt.
“I wouldn’t mind,” State Senator
Joseph A. Gibney (D-Webster) told
the other Massachusetts senators
“If legislative documents left out
one, or two or even three letters of
the name of the lake in my home
“But they left out 28!”
The lake, Gibney, added is named
(he drew a deep breath at this
“Lake Chargoggagoggmanchau
ggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. ’ ’
“It means—in Indian: You fish
an your side; I’ll fish on my side,
and nobody fishes in the middle.”
Since nobody else would pro
nounce it, the other senators just
looted for the bill under discussion,
it changes the date of the fishing
season. The name in the document
remained unchanged.
Wesley House
An April Fool’s party will be
neld tonight at Wesley house at 8
a’clock. Events of the evening will
include a weiner roast, games,
stunts, and singing.
The student council is in charge
under the direction of Cathy Dob
son. Frank Blenkinsop is in charge
af publicity. A1 Gordon will be in
charge of decorations and Fran
Dunn will be responsible for food.
Everyone is welcome and new
students are also invited.
Nature arranges things so well
that the wind blows hardest high
up in the sky, where there’s noth
ing to be tipped ever.
Ganoe Returns
For Treatment
Professor J. T. Ganoe of the his
tory department, stricken just be
fore winter term finals, returned
to a Portland hospital Wednesday
for further treatment. His spring
classes have been taken for an in
definite time by D. E. Clark, head
of the department; E. S. Wengert,
political science professor; and L.
R. Sorenson, economics instructor.
Students in Professor Ganoe’s
classes last term will have to wait
for grades except Oregon History
marks which haVe already been
turned in until he is able to compile
Professors Speak
Samuel N. Dicken, head of the
geology and geography depart
ment, and S. D. Erickson, assist
ant professor of geography, spoke
to the Oregon Educational asso
ciation in Portland Thursday.
Dicken discussed techniques of
teaching Oregon geography and
Ericksen covered the steel indus
try of the western United States.
YWCA Plans Retreat
Campus YWCA cabinet mem
bers and junior advisers will re
treat to Yachats this weekend to
plan a program for the ensuing
Mrs. Gladys Lawther, regional
secretary for student YWCA
groups, will confer with the group.
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