Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 17, 1938, Page Six, Image 6

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LLOYD TUPLING, Managing Editor
Associate Editors: Paul Deutschmann, Clare Igoe.
Editorial Board : Darrel Ellis, Bill Peace, Margaret Ray, Edwin Robbins, A1 Dickhart, Kenneth Kirtley, Bernardine Bowman.
Elbert Hawkins, Sports Editor Martha Stewart, Women’s Editor Alyce Rogers, Exchange Editor
Hill Pengra, City Editor Don Kennedy, Radio Editor Betty Jane Thompson, church editor
Lew Evans, Assistant Managing Editor Rita Wright, Society Editor John Biggs, Chief Night Editor
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official student publication of the University of Oregon, published daily-during the college year
Sundays, Mondays, holidays and final examination periods. Entered as second-class mail matter at the postffice, Eugene,
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'This Is Your Oregon Phototone Reporter
• • •
‘jVTKXT year when you no to the local movie
there will be a flash of film in natural
colors and the voice from the screen will say,
* - This is Freeman K. Patton, your Oregon
Phototone reporter, bringing to you the higii
1 'ghts of news from the University of Oregon
Perhaps the wording won’t be just that,
but by next fall Oregon students will be able
to see (and hear) movie reports of campus
news attractions.
Through the efforts of two students this
unusual service will be made available. And
colored sound pictures are unusual even in
these days of advanced cinematography. Al
though we have no accurate information upon
the topic (and no means of cheeking) Univer
sity of Oregon will probably be the first
.school in the nation to take this step.
# # *
( i rjpilU new service has the blessing of almost
| every individual who is aware of it. PresU
i dent Erb considers it a “splendid idea,”
• . 3 truce llamby and George Godfrey, news men
of the campus, heartily support it; Coach
, Oliver approves; Professor Arthur J. Harder,
•j himself an ardent amateur color moviest, rues
only the fact that he will not be here next
year to witness the films.
In one manner the newsreel comes as an
added service of the Oregon Daily Emerald.
Although Phototone is independently spon
sored. The Emerald staff Avill aid in the selec
tion of events to be pictured. Information
about “spot” neves, unusual breaks and inter
esting stories, Avhiqli The Emerald has avail
able. will be provided the Oregon cameramen.
Tims the student daily proudly enters into
almost full-fledged “metropolitan” standing,
with co-ordinated radio, newsreel, and regular
newspaper coverage of campus events.
Ad1 present the sponsors plan for only local
distribution of their product. From such
a modest beginning, however, the chances for
great growth are possible.
Success of the venture depends upon the
ability of the technicians who have under- -
taken to bring real-life pictures of Oregon
students to Eugene. Both of these men have
had considerable experience in their fields—•
Bruce Nidever as a cameraman, and Don Hun
ter, now working in the University speech
department recording room, as a sound tech
Developments of this type indicate a pro
gressive spirit on the Oregon campus. They
are signs of expanding vitality and show more
than anything else that the University of Ore
gon is alive and growing, and stands prepared
to tell the world about it—from the air, on
the screen, and in the columns of the Pace
Making newspaper.
Picnics • •. and 'Picnics*
'jpiIK soft, warm sun of advanced spring
time is beating down upon some beautiful
' pastoral scenes these days. The placid Wil
! J pnette wemls its peaceful, although a bit
r (fully, way toward the sea. Budding arbors,
growing greener every day, east pleasantly
j'peked shadows upon grassy spots, not quite
.vet undampened 'from April's showers. And
Jure and there peaceful cows lie munching
| ihoughtfully, unbothered by the flies of July.
Not oblivious to these scenes which delight
the pastoral poet are the students of Oregon,
t pou Sunday and Saturday mornings one
may see them, gathering in ancient vehicles,
!; wearing ga.vly colored play clothes and pre
; ) a ring for a jaunt back to nature,
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glTT when they arrive upon the place of
their choice sometimes a .strangely incon
gruous scene presents itself. Soft breezes,
instead of wafting the pleasant sound of ten
der leaves whispering the news of summer,
carry the harsh tones of ribald songs.
Instead of the pleasant, bucolic odors of
J. flowers and grass an alcoholic, odor, familiar
in less open places, presents itself. Instead of
a panorama which would delight a Words
i worth, an orgy which would have shamed
i even Bacchus is witnessed.
JE these play-minded students are fortunate
they may gather up their lunches, their
vehicles, and their ideas of a picnic to another
place, removed from these insincere lovers of
the outdoors. Too many times, however, they
must grin and bear it. attempting to turn a
deaf ear to the surrounding bedlam.
It is sad indeed, that true lovers of the
outdoors must compete with those who utilize
open spaces merely as a receptacle for emptied
bottled goods.
Something should be done about it. Per
haps we should form a “Society for the Pres
ervation of Picnic Grounds,” or a “Let’s
Keep Beer Busts at Home Association.”
• With Deep-Felt Sorrow
'JpOMORliOW under the green, Oregon sod,
Billie Riddlebarger, eight-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. AV. P. Riddlesbarger, will be
“tucked in” for the last, eternal sleep. Bil
lie's laughter and shouting was silenced last
Sunday in the Sacred Heart hospital when a
blood clot formed after a broken arm had
been reset.
It is with deep-felt sorrow that The Em
erald, on behalf of the University faculty and
student body, tenders sincerest condolences to
the bereaved parents, whose “light of life”
has faded into the horizon, upward into a
brighter lasting place.
(Texas Christian Skiff)
In a way. one of the saddest things we know of
i' going back for the class reunion on the 15th
anniversary of graduation. That timid boy whom
)■' one ever noticed on the campus comes back in
a Cadillac. The campus queen who was voted the
( j lost popular is rather a plain woman now. and you
{ < in see that having children and scraping through
the depression have taken toll of her looks.
The hot shot who ran student politics and dated
all the prettiest girls, and' who, everyong said,
would probably make his first million in 10 years,
is teaching school.
And the little mousey creature who had only
one date in four years—you hardly recognize her.
She's still plain, but what an air of assurance! It
seems she went on and did postgraduate work and
finally married a famous surgeon.
1 hey don t all come hack the way they go out,
time brings many things—including plenty of
surprises at the loth class reunion.
The Oregon mill-race isn't
the only. stream in the world
where boat rides are given to
make the object of one’s affec
tion come back into the fold.
Saturday afternoon in Wash
ington, D. C., “Big Chief F. D.
R. headed his “yachty” canoe
down the mill-race Potomac
with young Bob LaFollette as
the fickle one who was sup
posed to suecurtib to the whis
perings of gentle waters and
come back to the party.
* * *
“Young Bob” left the Demo
cratic party Thursday, April
28, to become father of a new
third party.
It was at Madison, Wiscon
sin, in a stock pavilion at the
University of Wisconsin that
the new party veas born. The
New York Times account reads
“The pavilion, packed with
5,000 people reeked and
steamed with the odor of prize
cattle from Wisconsin’s famous
dairy farms.”
University of W. football let
termen with big “W’s” acted
as ushers.
* * *
Governor of Wisconsin Phil
LaFollette keynoted the party
with six tenets including: (1)
Public ownership and manage
ment of money and credit; (2)
Restoration of the right of ev
eryone to earn an honest living;
(3) reorganization of execu
tive government “to get things
done” without dictatorial pow
er; (4) security for farmers
and workers; (5) an end of “cod
dling and spoonfeeding the
American people”; (6) belief in
the sacred destiny of the West
ern Hemisphere.
LaFollettes have been in the
headlines in Wisconsin politics
since in the 1890’s. After be
ing governor of Wisconsin.
“Fighting Bob” LaFollette went
into the U. S. senate for 20
years. In 1924 he headed a
third party movement for pres
ident and polled over 5,000,000
His son Phil is now governor
of Wisconsin, and “Young Bob,”
only 30, filled his father’s seat
in the senate when his “papa”
And now, when Wisconsin
Progressivism threatens to be
come nation-wide again, Presi
dent Roosevelt takes “Young
Bob” for a boat ride.
And not a bad idea either.
Because: a third party in the
1940 election would probably
mean that the elephant would
again be pastured on the
White House lawn. A large
part of the support that swept
Roosevelt into office twice is
transitory: it would be they, if
anyone, who migrated to a new
party. Republicans, having lost
their weaker members in ’32
and ’36, would enter a 1940’
three-way race with good
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Were the third party to in
jure the Republicans more than
the Democrats, Roosevelt
wouldn’t be a-courtin’ - “Yeung
Bob” back.
Rush week is due for a big
change next fall, and if the
present plans of those who are
working on it go through, the
new system should have decided
improvement over the old. The
main idea is to divide rushing
and the entrance exams given
by the University, so as to
eliminate the annoying conflicts
which .caused so much trouble
last year.
Rushing, under the proposed
setup, would probably start
over the weekend and would
end on Wednesday, leaving the
remainder of the weekend open
for entrance exams and advis
ory conferences. Thus rushing
would be carried on with no
interfering dates with the Uni
versity, and dates with the
University would not interfere
with rushing.
The main objections against
having exams and conferences
scattered through rush week
are: (1) Rushing dates actual
ly keep freshmen from attend
ing their exams and conferenc
es on time. (2) Freshmen are
in no mood during the process
of being rushed to take time
out for a psych quiz or a con
ference. (3) Many freshmen
not interested in fraternities
are forced to come to Eugene
a week early just to take en
trance exams on schedule. (4)
Results of the entrance exams
in the old system are not a fair
estimate of the freshmen’s ap
Two problems arise out of
the proposed ..system which
must be ironed out. If rush
week starts over the weekend,
instead of on Monday morning,
as it has in the past, houses
will have trouble getting their
men back to Eugene in time,
and organizing plans for a sys
tematic rush week. No one
likes to leave a summer job and
get to school any earlier than
necessary. Then, too, all sopho
mifres and upperclassmen
would have two or three days
to waste the latter part of rush
week while the freshmen, al
ready having pledged, are tak
ing their entrance exams.
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House dances had their field
day over the weekend, and with
the schedule heavily laden both
Friday and Saturday nights, the
result was something of a mara
thon. Everybody viisted every
body else. “Crashing” house
dances is getting to be a custom
which leads up to a new idea in
fraternity parties. Why not
have an interfraternity dance,
eliminating all individual house
dances one term each year?
Each house could put in an
equal amount, say $100, and
with a pool such as this, almost
any orchestra could be hired.
If everyone is going to tour the
campus—from house to house
fraternities might just as well
get together on a mammoth
party every winter or fall term*
instead of throwing a house
dance for everyone on the cam
pus but the members, who
would rather go visiting.
New York World’s Fair offi
cials have banned fan dancers
at the coming exposition. That
means they will have to dig up
something nude and different.—
Los Angeles Collegian.
Pennsylvania State college
students consume 100,000 spoon
fuls of ice cream at one meal.