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University of Oregon, Eugene
Richard Neuberger, Editor Harry Schenk, Manager
Sterling Green, Managing Editor
Thornton Gale, Associate Editor; Jack Bellinger, Julian Prescott.
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Oscar Munger, News Ed. John Gross, Literary Ed
Francis Palllator, Copy Ed. Bob Guild, Dramatics Ed.
Bruce Hamby, Sports Ed. Jessie Steele, Women s Fed.
Parks Hitcheoek, Makeup Ed. Esther Hayden, Society Ed.
Bob Moore, Chief Night Ed. Ray Clapp, Radio Ed.
DAY EDITORS: Bob Patterson, Margaret Bean, Francis Pal
lister, Doug Polivka, Joe Saslavsky.
NIGHT EDITORS-Bob McCombs, Douglas MacLean, John
Hollopeter, Boh Couch, Don Evans.
SPORTS STAFF: Malcolm Bauer, Asst. Editor; Ned Simpson,
Bob Riddle. Bob Avison, Bill Ebcrhart, Jack Chinnoek, and
Roberta Moody, Jack Miller.
FEATURE WRITERS: Elinor Henry, Maximo Pulido, Hazle
REPORTERS: Julian Prescott, Madeleine Gilbert, Ray Clapp,
Ed Stanley, David Eyre, Bob Guild, Paul Ewing, Cynthia
Liljeqvist, Ann-Reed Burns, Peggy Chessman. Ruth King.
Barney Clark, Betty Ohlemillcr, Roberta Moody, Audrey
Clark. Bill Belton, Don Oids, Gertrude Lamb. Ralph Mason,
WOMEN’S PAGE ASSISTANTS: Jane Opsund. Elsie Peterson,
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Catherine Coppers, Claire Bryson, Bingham Powell.
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Cailas, Marjorie McNiece.
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the University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday
and Monday during the college year. Entered in the poatoffice
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The Emerald’s Creed for Oregon
“ ... . There Is always the human temptation to
forget that the erection of buildings, the formulation of
new curricula, the expansion of departments, the crea
tion of new functions, and similar routine duties of
the administration are but means to an end. There is
always a glowing senfle of satisfaction in the natural
impulse for expansion. This frequently leads to regard
ing achievements as ends in themselves, whereas the
truth is that these various appearances of growth nnd
achievement can be justified only in so far us they
muke substantial contribution to the ultimate objec
tives of education .... providing adequate spiritual
and intellectual training for youth of today—the citi
zenship of tomorrow. . . .
“ . . . . The University should he a place where
classroom experiences and faculty contacts should stimu
late and train youth for the most effective use of all
the resources with which nature has endowed them. Dif
ficult and challenging problems, typical of the life
nnd world in which they are to live, must be given
them to solve. They must be taught under the expert
supervision of instructors to approach the solution of
these problems in a workmanlike way, with a dis
ciplined intellect, with a reasonable command of the
techniques that r re involved, with u high sense of in
tellectual adventure, and with a genuine devotion to the
ideals of intellectual Integrity, . . ."—From the Biennial
Report of the University of Oregon for 1931-32.
The American people cannot he too careful in
guarding the freedom of speech and of the press
against curtailment as to the discussion of public
affairs and the character and conduct of public
men. —Carl Schurz.
A NEW ERA LOOMS
ANEW era in student body government was
ushered in yesterday when the judiciary com
mittee handed down a decision depriving the execu
tive council of the power of arbitrarily rejecting
candidates for posts in various campus activities.
Injecting the doctrine of "reasonableness" into the
matter of appointments, the judicial group declared
that “good and sufficient reasons” must accom
pany rejection of any qualified candidate.
No longer will the executive council have the
dictatoi'ial power of refusing to appoint candidates,
as it may please. The positions of managership
of athletic teams and publications never again can
be filled solely on the basis of political partisan
ship or personal prejudice; the death knell has been
sounded for the motto, "To the victor belongs the
If this new doctrine is rigorously’enforced, and
we are confident that it shall be, the election of a
given "ticket" to office shall not award to it un
restricted patronage. Recommendations of com
mittees, made after long and arduous study of the
merits of competing applicants, shall not in the
future be dismissed by the executive council wltu
a wave of the hand. Such action as the refusal
to appoint Parks Hitchcock to the editorship of
The Oregana must be accompanied by specific
reasons reasons that will satisfy the judiciary
committee as "good and sufficient."
We welcome this new policy for it means more
efficient student government; it means the man
agement of activities by the best qualified, not the
best "hanger-on." Campus politicians will no longer
"divide up the spoils" in anticipation of victory at
the polls. With the advent of this restriction, the
era of high-handed council action on appointments
is relegated to oblivion.
All that now remains is for the development of
n system of committee recommendations that will
make every campus position open to the best quali
fied student. With the examination of the merits
of every applicant, and the recommendation of the
student best suited, we will go a long way toward
accomplishing what must constantly be our goal;
namely, a system of student activities based on
efficiency and equality, with politics, partisanship
and prejudice banished forever.
THIS IS THE l>
OILVKR-TONGUED orators will rise from the
^ floor at Geilinger hall this morning and nomi
nate a set of A. S. U. O. officers to save the stu
dents of the University of Oregon. Resurrection
of the constituents is expected to got under way
immediately, for have not the campaign managers
told us that the anticipated candidates have the
best interests of the students at heart?
Sheer altruism prevails m politics this spring
We have entered the promised land at last. All
the candidates who yet have appeared on the hori
zon hold the students and their interests in the
highest regard. The wishes of the students are
next to the'r hearts. It would be little less than
criminal for us not to be grateful for the oppor
tunity to cast ballots in so noble a cause.
And yet the Emerald the old meanie -still is
not quite satisfied. What we want in the next
group of student body officers is the courage to
advocate change, the decisiveness to initial pro
gressive movements, the intelligence to discrimi
nate between what is good and bad. Forget the
platitudes and generalities; speak in facts and plain
statements. Remember the fact that a student has
peddled ice-cream cones and swept up dance floors
for campus committees does not necessarily qualify
him as a skilled executive to determine whether
football shall have $40,000 and minor sports $100,
or vice versa.
One of the chief objections to Abraham Lincoln
as a presidential candidate in 1860 was that he
never had served on the various lower commissions
and boards on which his adversaries had spent
And Lincoln was a pretty good president.
Think it over.
TRAGEDY IN THE RIVER
OPRING term the mill-race and the river are par
^ tieularly inviting to the student. Canoeing on
the lazy waters seems as pleasant and safe a sport
as can be found, but behind its seeming safety lies
the ever present possibility of fatal accident and
-In a letter to the Emerald today, Karl Onthank,
dean of personnel administration, warns the stu
dents of the dangers of the seemingly peaceful
mill-race. He points out that on the average there
has been a fatal accident every two or three years.
Says Mr. Onthank, “As I look back over my
years at the University it would seem that we re
quire an accident of this nature to warn students
away from risks of this kind. We have not had
such an accident for several years. I am afraid
that the younger generation of students at least,
not having been shocked by such an accident, are
taking excessive risks. The river is unusually high,
swift, and cold this year. Any upset in it is likely
to be serious and almost certainly so unless those
spilled are exceptional swimmers.”
There have been far too many drowning acci
dents on the Willamette river. Most of these would
have been preventable if proper precautions had
been taken. It was only a few years ago that the
editor-elecL of the Emerald met this fate, and there
have been many recent upsets that did not lead
to fatal results.
In the old days the typical collegiate student
shot the rapids in his canoe, not because it pre- j
sented any particular difficulty, but principally be- ;
cause of the thrill of disobeying a University regu
lation. The rapids have almost disappeared, but
the river is still dangerous to the inexperienced
swimmer and canoeist.
The appointment of Janies Ghormley as basket
ball manager by the executive council was O. K.
His service in filling out the uncompleted term this
year has been rewarded justly.
A total of $28,000,000 is being saved this year
by the 83 counties of Michigan, according to a
compilation of budget cuts.
On Other Campuses
CRIPPLING THE COMING GENERATIONS
iy>fORE than once President Glenn Frank has \
clearly pointed out an ominous tendency in |
American legislative chambers today a tendency j
which makes education the scapegoat of faulty t
economic leadership. In other words, our economic j
Jeaders having run us into various forms of debt,
and huge expenditure cuts being made necessary,
education has been curtailed unduly to meet these
necessary cuts. They have been able to so abuse
educational standards because this problem causes j
little immediate resentment among taxpayers, be- ,
cause its effects are not immediately noticeable.
And now, in the form of an article in the cur- j
rent American Mercury, comes further confirma
tion of President Frank’s charge. This time we
read that the state of Kansas is wondering about
its educational system, and with misgivings. That
is as it should be, as it is also perfectly logical for
the people of that state to come to realize that
palatial school buildings alone cannot do much for
students. Teachers are also important, and so are
students who have the capacity to learn. But the
report also has it that out of these observations
extreme cuts in school appropriations are almost
certain to result.
I lie instances we have of extreme cutting are j
certainly not limited to Wisconsin and Kansas.
They are literally nationwide. There is nothing
mysterious about 1 He reasons behind these cuts.
We hr.ve stated them above, and they are bound
up with the opinion of those who are doing the
cutting that what exists five years from now is
not half so important as that the cuts be made
now. It is an extremely interesting form of na
tional suicide. It is being done deliberately, but
with absolutely no vision for the future.
What is perhaps more startling to the unsus
pecting citizen is this fact: in many places, the
citizens are fully behind the moves their legislators
are making to destroy the educational standards
which have taken decades to build. They feel that
they have weighed the question, and that nothing
matters now so much as cutting costs. “We must
still keep alive,” they say; and they do not realize
that civilization thereat slips hack a notch. But ^
even that would not perturb them. The mania for
cutting cost, is upon them, let it end where it may.
they say. It can hardly occur to them that their
children will some day be ashamed of what is now
Where wo are drifting cannot well bo judged.
Perhaps under a now era education will be worth
ies ■ At present, however, it is an invaluable aid
toward better living. And as long as we make
drastic retrenchments under present conditions, wo
are doing nothing less than stealing from the banks
of unborn children to balance our hopeless budgets.
W o are crippling the children of tomorrow that we
may stand straighter today. Their judgment of us.
if nothing else, should stay our greedv hands.— i
i" V/fneED MORE education-^
\not less. True economy de\
\MANOS THAT LEGISLATURES 1
\SAVE MONEY BY EUMINAT- I
llNG WASTE AND EXrRAVA- 1
I GANC E AND W8E MONEY I
I WISELY BY INCREASING 1
I SUCH ESSENTIALS A® I
I EDUCATION." I|
V C'M jCAGO HERALD-EXAMINERj
Tne Medical School Fights Cancer
/CONTINUED from yesterday is
the following article on the
University of Oregon medical
school’s vigorous fight against
cancer. The following paragraphs
are excerpts from an article
which appeared in the Sunday
Oregonian magazine section. This
is the concluding installment:
* * *
Most useful in the study of can
cer cell grow’th is the part played
by experimental animals, the oc
currence of the malady in the low
er creatures offering an opportun
ity to scrutinize the offending cells
not possible in humans. Foremost
Among the animals studied are
white mice, of which those on I
Marquam hill are only a small por-!
tion. The life span of the mice
being so short it is possible to
study many thousands of genera
tions of mice during an interval in
one human life. One cancer work
er in the east has studied under
rigid control conditions more than
90.000 direct lineal descendants of
certain mice. By inter-breeding
and cross-breeding experiments a
certain strain of mice which will
invariably produce cancer has re
sulted. Not only will they produce
cancer, but cancer of a certain
structure which can be foretold.
From this strain of mice are de
scended those original cancer mice
of Marquam hill, which now num
ber more than 250. Breeding to
produce a strain which will be re
sistant to cancer has not been
such a successful procedure.
* * *
The information obtained from
compilation of careful world-wide
.statistics and experiments is cir
culated throughout all cancer
fighting organizations, so that all
units striving to reach a common
goal may have the advantage of!
each other's efforts. Probably the
foremost single unit in this coun
try is the American Society for
the Control of Cancer, the Oregon
branch of which is now being or
ganized here throughout the state, j
Working with this organization
are the American Association for
Cancer Research, the United
States public health service, the
American Coliege of Surgeons, and
other medical units. Similar asso
ciations in foreign countries make
the fight against cancer world
From these sources of study
have come certain authentic facts
regarding the cause of cancer in
the practical sense, although the
absolute cause is still shrouded in
mystery. In the first place, there
is no evidence to show that cancer
is an infection. Under the usual
circumstances of living it is not
contagious and cannot be trans
ferred from one individual to
another, although it has been
transplanted experimentally under
ideal conditions with the aid of an
exacting technique. There is. prac
tically speaking, no danger in see
ing or being exposed to a person
afflicted with cancer. This unwar
ranted prejudice against those
with cancer has worked great
hardships on cancer sufferers in i
the past, and has been one of the
great difficulties in cancer work.
# * *
\\ itli or without an inherited
predisposition cancer will usually
not develop in the absence of an
exciting cause. This exciting cause
may be said to be the practical
cause of cancer. It is really a sm -
■ e-'.-ion of causes, listed under the
head of chronic irritation or
chronic inflammation. It is doubt
ful if cancer develops from a
single blow or injury to a part. It
is much more likely to develop
following long-standing, repeated
minor abuse or injuries.
The injury may be mechanical,
as cancer of the lip may develop
from the heat of a pipestem, or
from chemicals, as cancer of the
skin has followed repeated appli
cation of certain coal-tar products.
Cancers of the tongue may result
from infected or snags of teeth, as
well as ill-fitting, irritating dental
work. Cancers of the skin or
stomach may start from the mar
gins of old ulcers. Cancers of the
womb may follow long-neglected
tears or infection following child
birth. Hot liquids, certain indus
trial dyes and chemicals and long
standing sinus or other infections
may all serve as exciting causes
of cancer if not properly guarded
against. Various types of irrita
tion, often as simple as the irrita
tion of bits of clothing, may cause
a previously benign abnormality to
acquire malignant properties.
Chief in this list is the dark pig
mented mole or birthmark, which
may become malignant without
warning and spread rather rapid
# + *
One of the greatest difficulties
In dealing with cancer is the.
treacherous nature of the condi-]
tion, which may be present for
weeks and months without making
itself known to the unsuspecting.
Most people consult a physician ]
chiefly for the relief of pain. In
cancer pain may be entirely ab
sent. If present at all, it is usual
ly quite late in the course of the
disease. Pain in cancer is totally
unreliable as a warning of possible
danger. By the time it appears
the surgeon usually can only
shake his head and regret that he
was not consulted earlier.
There is no set rule for tile ap
pearance of cancer. It depends
upon the location and the type of
tumor present, but usually the
earliest sign is the presence of a
lump. In times past this is prob
ably the one tiling which caused
people to see their physician in
suspected cancer, and one thing
which has saved countless lives, i
If the lump happens to be on the!
surface of the body it is readily
detected and treatment instituted,
but if it happens to be within the
body, where it cannot bo detected!
early, the cancer may have spread
so far by the time it is discovered
as to be hopeless. In a general
way any swelling, bleeding, indi
gestion. ulcer or chronic process
which does not readily yield to
simple treatment should be con
sidered suspicious and investi-!
Tile time to detect cancer is!
before cancer as such has devel-!
oped. ”Jhe commonest sites of
these forerunners of possible can
cer are the skin, lips, mouth, |
breast (both female and male),!
womb, stomach and bowels.
On the skin, chronic ulcers,
horny warts or other warts which
tend to harden, enlarge or scale,
or to become moist and scab, and
the single, flat, non-hairy moles
of black color should be watched
for the development of cancer.
On the lip any hard lump at the
margin, especially if it is ulcerat
ing or scabbing, should be inves
tigated. In the mouth any open
sore that persists over three
weeks, particularly in the elderly,
should be considered suspicious.
Breast cancers usually manifest
themselves as a lump, or an ulcer
ating process near the nipple. Any
lump should be considered suspi
cious, and a physician consulted
at once. Not all breast lumps at
the time of discovery are cancer,
perhaps not over one in four, but
many of the other kind may later
become cancer if neglected, and
the non-professional person is not
sufficiently skilled to determine to
which group the lump belongs.
Early breast cancer can be cured,
hence the need for early consul
* :!: *
In case cancer is suspected there
are things which should be done
and things which should not be
done. It is very unwise to be
come panic-stricken. There is no
need to fear cancer in this day
and age to this extent. It should
be respected, possibly, but cer
tainly not unreasonably feared,
for in many cases, if seen early
enough, the condition is far from
hopeless. Time is the most im
portant single factor. Anything
which wastes time before the con
dition is diagnosed and treated
may be fatal. This includes the
well-intended advice of friends and
For the same reason, all quacks
and irregular nl thods of diag
nosis and treatment should be
scrupulously avoided. The danger
here li&s in the actual damage
which may be done, but more so
in the valuable time which may
be wasted, for with the wasted
time may go the only chances of
a cure. If suspecting cancer—
without delay—consult a reliable
physician and surgeon, preferably
the family physician. If he can
not recognize the nature of the
process he will gladly recommend
a colleague more skilled in this
respect than himself. Should there
be a doubt in many instances it
will be necessary to study the
growth under the microscope, but
by consulting the family physi
cian much worry, time and money
may be saved.
If the growth is determined to
be cancer, there is no need for
panic. Do not become fearful. In
spite of all that may be said to
the contrary, and in the face of
the failure of myriads of past
"cures,” cancer today is ranked
as a curable disease. This state
ment is not unqualified, and not
all cases of cancer are or can be
cured, any more than all cases of
pneumonia or appendicitis can be
cured. Nevertheless the percent
age of cancers which can be cured
is mounting annually.
To accomplish a cure, how'-ever.
two things are absolutely vital.
In the first place the condition
must be recognized and treated
early in the disease. In the sec
ond place, the treatment used
must be thorough and adequate,
and the type of treatment which
has been proven to be the best
at our command today, the only
treatment which has stood the
test of time. To employ anything
less is to invite almost certain
disaster. To resort to quackery,
nostrums, advertised "cures" or
irregular procedures, in the face
of treatment which r- standard
ized a> much as any progressing,
intelligent, scientific treatment
can be, is to be foolish in the ex
treme. Some of the irregular
treatments are frankly dishonest,
most of them are ignorant, and all
of them harmful, if for no other
reason than that they may,
through waste of time prejudice
what otherwise might have been
* * *
The best results, weighed in the
light of time and science, and the (
only hope of cure are obtained i
through the use of early and ade-j
quate surgery, or the use of radi-!
ation with X-ray or radium. In;
this respect the use of X-ray has j
been a disappointment. Its field
of usefulness in cancer treatment.
is distinctly limited. Radium has
a decided advantage over X-ray,
but its field of usefulness is like- j
wise limited. In the hands of the ,
unskilled, both radium and X-ray ■
may produce more damage than j
good, through the destruction of
normal healthy tissue, or the
spreading and speeding up of the
growth. None but a regularly li
censed surgeon should be permit
ted to treat cancer with radiation,
and the specially trained surgeon
will do so only after exercising
all possible safeguards.
* * *
Today much cancer is prevent
able. If seen sufficiently early
after the onset, it is largely cur
able. It is not contagious, and it
should not be feared. It probably
can be avoided to a large extent
by frequent health examinations
by the family physician, provided
his advice is followed, once it is
given. If cancer is suspected, se
cure an immediate consultation,
and be guided by the advice of
physician and surgeon trained to
safeguard health. If the suspicion
proves justified, do not worry
or become panic-stricken. The
chances of a cure, when treated
early, are as high as 80 per cent
or more, depending' upon the site
and nature of the growth. The
one provision in addition • is that
it must be attacked early.
By an adequate use of the
means of prevention, diagnosis and
treatment at our command today
it is within the realm of possibil
ity that within another generation
the intelligent use of these alone
will go a long way toward rele
gating cancer well down the rank
ing list of statistics.
(Continued from Page One)
Kappa Kappa Gamma house. All
women interested urged to come.
Moot court trial of the law
school will be held in room 105
Oregon tonight at 7:30 instead of
the cricuit court room.
Sigma Delta Chi pledges meet in
104 Journalism today at 5. Impor- j
Interfraternity council meeting
will be held today at 12:30 in room
110 Johnson hall.
Pan-Hellenic meeting will be
held tomorrow at 4, 110 Johnson.
Important. For house presidents
and rushing chairmen.
Campus Culinary club will meet
Monday night at 7:30 in the Y. M.
C. A. hut. Very important.
There will be a meeting of the
drama group of Philomelete at the
Pi Beta Phi house at 8:30 tonight.
There will be a program and mem
bers and others interested are
urged to attend.
Meeting of all freshmen interest
ed in trying out for freshman golf
at 7:30 p. m. tonight at the Chi
There will be a meeting of Skull
and Dagger at 4 :30 at the College
SCOPE OF LEGAL GROUP’S
POWER GIVEN SCRUTINY
(Continued from Page One)
no declaration regarding the judi
ciary committee’s action.
Dick Neuberger, editor of the
Emerald, last night said he
thought Hitchcock had not been
rejected for “good and sufficient”
reasons, and declared he would
communicate at once with the
judiciary committee requesting a
decision in the case.
The Emerald checked last night
with Marguerite Tarbell, A. S. U.
O. secretary, to determine whether
the motion asking that the judi
ciary committee investigate its |
statement had been passed unani
mously. She replied that there was
no dissenting votes to any motion
before the council yesterday.
QUEEN-ELECT GIVES HER
VIEWS ON NATURALNESS
. (Continued from Page One)
America’s going off the gold
"Dean Gilbert expressed my!
sentiments very well."
"What do you think is essential
in a man?"
"There are many things he
really should have, but particu
larly he should be well groomed,
have ambition, be smart and cui
tured. And then, of course, one
likes a good dancer and a man
who can carry on a good conver
The queen was attractively clad
in a yellow sport suit that empha
sized her dark complexion, haze!
eyes and brown hair. She is five
feet five inches tall, wears a five;
All "Letters to the Editor" must bear
either the signature or initials of the
writer, the former being preferred. Be
cause of space limitations, 'he _editor
reserves the right to withhold mich.
communications as he sees fit. All let
ters should be concise and to the point.
The editor of the Emerald solicits opin
ions and constructive criticism from
the members of the student body.
Safety On the River
To the Editor of the Emerald:
Sir: With the advent of good
weather students are again taking
to canoes. Most students who ca
noe doubtless can swim and are
skilled enough at handling a canoe
so that no great risks are run.
But some do not swim and some
are not at home enough in a canoe
to handle it under unusual condi
tions on swift or rough water and
so are in danger of coming into
grief especially if they venture
into the river. Every few years
we have a fatal accident almost
always resulting from just this
combination of circumstances;
that is, an expert canoeist who
cannot swim or is not a suffi
ciently powerful swimmer to get
out of the river at this season,
and upsets and drowns. Only a
few years ago the editor-elect of
the Emerald met this fate. As I
look back over my years at the
University it would seem that we
require a fatal accident every two
or three years to warn students
away from risks of this kind. We
have not had such an accident for
several years. I am afraid that
the younger generation of stu
dents at least, not having been
shocked by such an accident, are
taking excessive risks. The river
is unusually high, swift and cold
this year. Any upset in it is likely
to be serious and almost certainly
so unless those spilled are excep
There is an old University regu
lation forbidding students to shoot
the rapids. The rapids have pretty
much disappeared but the dangers
in the river to inexpert canoeists
Other springs the Emerald has
in one way or another warned stu
dents against taking unnecessary
risks of this kind.
These warnings have been large
ly instrumental in preventing fa
tal accidents on the river during
the last few years. We shall be
glad if you can continue the good
work this year.
KARL W. ONTHANK
■WWELL, the big race for Junior
” queen is all over. The pride
of the Kappas beat out the great
Rose Gagnon. That’s all right,
supporters. Rose is still right in
Method of Telling Sex Given
By Foreign Poultry Man
(Headline, Oregon State
Why don’t they mind their own
business? Them dura furreigners!
* * *
We nominate for the Keg club:
Bob Miller because he is famed
for his collection of sorority house
trinkets. (This carries a free pass
to the Colonial, where George God
frey is showing “Flesh.”)
HORSE COLLAR INDUSTRY
IS SHOWING INCREASE
That sounds queer along with
present day faculty cuts.
Harry Handball wants to know
if Ed Lesch is still picking flow
ers from the neighborhood lawns.
# * *
ON THE POLICE BLOTTER:
Bob McCombs playing Joe College
. . . . Virgil Larsen making parch
ment in chem class .... Frank
Swayze prospering in a pinochle
game .... Bill Martin crossing
the street .... Foxy Allen rolling
down the drag in his Ford ....
Rosser Atkinson hiding behind
dark glasses ....
shoe, and is a perfect sixteen. Her
only make-up consists of lip
stick (Louis Phillipe 4091.
The masculine population will
be particularly interested in the
fact that the queen is essentially
womanly. While getting a “gen
eral education” in English and
French, she is making a patch
work quilt, is interested in child
care and training, and is ambitious
to be a good cook. All hail to
Her Majesty, a real American
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said he would last night in a defi
nite statement, although both are
expected to do so.
One of the factors which influ
enced the council to wish to recon
sider Zurcher was some material
which he presented from his pro
fessors, several of them saying he
had an adequate opportunity to
attain the grade average necessary
to give him a junior certificate by
the fall. A petition signed by 15
members of the Oregana staff, in
cluding Virginia Wentz, editor, re
quested that the council give Zur
cher an additional hearing.