Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 12, 1950, Page 6, Image 6

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    Rhine Valley Like
Columbia Gorge
By Jim Haycox
Tops on my list of European
landmarks was the Rhine River
Valley. Imagine a stretch of wat
er like the . Columbia Gorge with
the same splotches of green and
brown on the hills. Add occasion
al small towns with white church
towers, streams of power barges
all draped with flags, ruined
castles at ever turn of the road,
and you can imagine what we
saw from the crowded, stuffy
train. •
Perhaps this would be the right
place to introduce you to the med
ium of all European transporta
tion, the third class coach, which
is what you use when you go
through Europe on $700. My hand
book of rules would include such
rules as; get to the station early
because there were three tickets
sold for every seat; do not travel,
if you are a male, with females or
you will lose all chance of getting
a seat.
Do not take a bath for two
weeks before the trip and be at
home with the crowd, bring your
own lunch like everybody else
and do not look for a better place
as there are none; and absolutely
do not make purchases from train
window unless you have correct
change as train may leave before
you ever see your money.
Heildelberg Untouched l>y War
Thus indoctrinated, I thought
Heildelberg, one of the only three
towns in Germany untouched by
the war, all the more quiet and
beautiful. Main attractions were
a castle on the hill above town,
a sixteenth century bridge partial
ly demolished by the retreating
Nazis, and a famous old univer
The central building in this 12th
century campus was an ancient
jail, rather an institution in it
self. Here perhaps the first frater
nitymen experienced that thing
wo all know now as social pro.
Violations were mainly two, duel
ing or drinking or both.
War Ruined Munich
Six hours south of here by train
is Munich, birth place of Nazism
and, like most big German cities,
Classes to Hear
Life Staff Editor
Dick Johnston, staff editor of
Fife magazine and a 1941 Oregon
graduate, will speak to two journ
alism classes at 8 a. m. and 2 p. m.
Johnston, now visiting family
and friends in Eugene, started
his newspaper career on the Eu
gene Register-Guard, and the Eu
gene Morning News, which the
Iteglster-Grliard purchased in the
early forties. He has also work
ed for the Oregon Journal.
As a staff member of the TThiU
ed Press, Johnston has worked in
Portland, Salt Lake City, Los
Angeles and Honolulu.
During World War II Johnston
covered the Pacific campaigns for
UP, receiving a citation from Ad
miral Chester W. Nimitz for brav
ery during the Tarawa landings.
Johnston has also been foreign
news editor of Life.
Visitors will be welcome to the
talks, according to the School of
Journalism. Johnston will speak
at 8 a. in. in 105 Journalism and
at 2 p. m. in 103 Journalism.
A man aud his wife were caught
robbing a store in Indiana- she
probably going along to pick up
pfter him. *
a complete mess. It will take
Munich, which is far ahead of
most cities in reconstruction,
about 96 years to reach the old
1939 level of stability. We spent
the day seeing the old sites that
Hitler made famous and by night
fall were tired of being tourists.
With German friends who knew
the way, we sought out a small
hole in-the-wall. Things are a bit
clouded over from this point on,
yet I distinctly remember a little
German girl with a fiddle who
was singing in my ear, “You’re
To Dangerous, Cherie.’’ It was all
very nice and my mother, who
stuck like glue, enjoyed it.
Next day we were in Obeam
mergau for the Passion Play and
had time for a side trip to Gar
mish, a terrific all year round re
sort which is, like a lot of the
best things in Europe, pretty much
US Army now. Then, all to soon
again, Germany was behind us. We
were eating breakfast atop the
Brenner pass and wondering if all
we had heard about Italy was
true. It was.
Looking like the typical tourist, Jim Haycox, left foreground, ad
justs his light-meter on the streets of Borne in the picture above.
Following is the first of a scries of five articles by the sophomore in
journalism on his journey through ’Europe. He not only traveled
abroad this summer, but also earned five hours of credit for the trip.
It was organized by a faculty member of the Oregon College of
Education through the Student International Travel Association.
Newburn Attends Meet In Washington. D. C.
President H. K. Newburn is in
Washington, D. C. attending a con
ference with heads of other United
States colleges and universities.
One of the problems under dis
cussion is how the draft will ef
fect men in the future.
He will return to the campus
Radio Workshop *
Airs First Play
“Sand Through His Fingers,”
a drama by Sanford Schlessinger,
will be broadcast by the Radio
Workshop this afternoon from
4:30 to 5 p. m. over KOAC.
Ed Ragozzino, a sophomore
from San Mateo Junior College in
California, will enact the lead role
of Steve Carter. This is his first
University play.
Supporting him is Elmarie
Wendel as Anna and Evelyn Hod
nett in the part of Doris. Miss
Wendel played Mary in “John
Loves Mary,” the recent Univer
sity Theatre production.
Tryouts for the next Radio
Workshop Drama will be held
from 3 to 5 p. m. in Studio A, Vil
Mildred Cram’s love story, “For
ever,” will be presented Thursday
over the University Hour. D. Glenn
Starlin, director, urges all stu
dents who want to take part in
tomorrow’s readings to do so.
It won’t be long until some girls<i
will go to the mountains to see the V
scenery-and others to the beaches
to BE the scenery.
FOR SALE: Slightly used pair of
tennis shoes. Old family heir
loom. Will sacrifice for $.75.
contact B. W. Williams, 6671 Ai
der Grove.
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