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BUD JERMAIN, Editor
Lyle Nelson, Managing Editor
GEORGE LUOMA, Manager
Jim Frost, Advertising Manager
Helen Angell, News Editor
George Pasero, Co-sports Editor
Elbert Hawkins, Co-sports Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Betty Jane Thompson, Chief Night Editor
Jimmie Leonard, Assistant Managing Editor
Hal Olney, Assistant Managing Editor
Ralph Woodall, Cartoonist
Marge Finnegan, Women’s Editor
Ken Christianson, Assistant Sports Editor
Jean Crites. Tuesday Mgr.
Fred May, Wednesday Mgr.
Majeanne Glover, Thursday Mgr.
Hetty Mae Lind, Jay Scott, Friday Mgrs.
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
Bob Rogers. Saturday Mgr.
Mary Ellen Smith, Nat. Adv. Mgr.
Lynn Johnson, Merchandising Mgr.
Rhea Anderson, Special Acct's. Mgr.
Doug Parker, Classified Dept. Mgr.
Kathleen Brady. Promotion
Ted Kenyon, Photography
Bill Ralston, Layouts
Which Way The Wind?
'T'lIE ASUO executive committee finds itself
at the well-known crossroads, and with
out even a whisper of wind in which to toss up
straws, in the matter of deciding how to deter
mine on what fee to hang student body mem
bership for next year.
It should really be a simple decision, for
there are only two choices. Either make mem
bership universal by tacking it on with the
compulsory $2 activities fee, or retain the
present limitation system by making student
body membership go with a special assessment.
This would mean another card and a small
student body as usual.
The preponderance of support, it must be
admitted, goes with the $2 fee. Universal mem
bership in the student body has long been
wanted by many sound thinkers, who see it
not only as the only fair way but as the only
way to make the student body a universal
project. Dr. Erb himself is one of this camp.
N the other hand there is the highly prob
lematical question of revenue. Is it neces
sary to tie membership onto the athletic card,
or will it mean no falling off in revenue to
include membership with the compulsory
activities fee? There is no right answer to this
without trial. So far a few voices have been
raised in defense of the revenue principle.
It is argued that those to whom membership
means something will be willing to pay to sup
port it. This is the argument which has pre
vailed, of necessity, for the last several years.
At the state college, where the same $2 fee
will go into effect next year, big things are
happening. In their contact with the implica
tions of the compulsory fee, the Beaver leaders
have found it necessary to revise their con
stitution “by cutting out-of-date portions and
assigning new parts to other constitutions
under student control.” Among other re
visions they have substituted for the former
membership, an eight-student seven-faculty
member educational activities board.
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gUT the first point in the OSC revision is
that all registered students are hereafter
to be members of the student body. This is
held “in accord with the recent action of the
state board, which added $6 to the regular
student fee for the support of educational
activities formerly supported by the sale of
student body tickets.”
As for the ASUO executive committee, it
finds itself facing the most important decision
which has faced an executive committee (for
tire executive committee system is only four
Not the slightest indication has ever come
from the three and a half thousand under
graduates at the University as to what they
think about the membership question. Should
the executive committee string along with the
special assessment idea, passing up the $2
membership, it is going to cost a seventh of
these same undergraduates money next year
for their failure to make themselves heard.
rJMIE executive committee held off action on
the membership question yesterday, in the
hope that some indication would break into
th»‘ open before the next meeting. It would
seem that the next step should be on the part
of those who would be affected next year by
whatever is done about membership.
If what is wanted is automatic member
ship, it should be so indicated, by one means
or another, even if it should call for resorting
to the time-honored expedient of name-signing
on long petitions.
The committee will not meet for another
week. Meanwhile names could be being signed
yes or no. With a start the process should be
simple and the effect direct.
r.y I51LI. MOXT.EY
Almost Harder to Watch
Bet it would be fun to spend
a few evenings watching some
of these girl jitterbugs who sing
with several of the big-time
dance bands. America's Number
one Jitterbug, Peggy Hutton,
left Vincent Lopez and is mak
ing a big hit on Broadway in
“Two for the Show.” Betty
dances so strenuously that the
audiences leave the theater com
pletely exhausted from watch
ing her. Betty's sister, Marian
Hutton, is vocalist with Glen
Miller; Marian is a definite chal
lenge to her sister's supremacy
with many wild gyrations which
include hopping, skipping,
jumping, twisting, turning,
waltzing, writhing, body-smash
ing. body-crashing — and just
about everything else except
skiing down the bandstand.
Itia'ck Face .1 h C
And speaking of jitterbuging,
saw about 500 negroes dancing
(if that's what you would call
it) to the music of Count Basie
in the Exposition Ballroom of
San Francisco's Treasure Island
last summer. That was a sight
to behold just like Africa at
its wildest. That whole sea of
black faces was bouncing up
and down in perfect unison. Talk
about strenuous dancing ... if
you’ve ever seen a Thursday
night wrestling match you’ll
have some idea. It is really an
experience to see a big husky
fellow pick up his girl and
throw her over his shoulder two
or three times, then slam her
against the floor a couple of
times, toss her five or six feet
in the air, and so on, all in per
fect rhythm with the music.
And then the Count yells "yes,
yes," and five hundred perspir
ing voices chant back "yes,
yes.” . . . Some fun!
April Old Oregon
Will Feature History
Of Junior Weekend
A history of past Junior Week
ends and plans for the coming one
will be featured in the April issue
of Old Oregon, alumni magazine,
Roy Vernstrom, editor, announced.
Wes Sullivan is writing an ar
ticle for the magazine on the his
tory of Junior Weekend, and John
Cavanagh, chairman of this year's
Weekend, is writing a story on the j
current one. Both stories will be!
illustrated by many cuts of former
As an added feature, Betty Jane
Thompson is writing an article on
history of the class of 1900, of
which Homer D. Angell, United
States representative from Oregon,
Dr. Howard R. Taylor, head of
the psychology department, and
Dr. Lester F. Beck, associate pro
fessor of psychology, are attend
ing a convention of the Inland Em
pire Education association in Spo
kane this week.
Dr. Taylor is scheduled to de
liver a paper on “Evaluation of
Some Recent Experiments in
Bocks by Kirby Page and Harry
Elmer Barnes, who will both visit
the campus soon will be exhibited
in the browsing room this week.
Mr. Page is scheduled to speak at
the Friday assembly and Mr
Barnes will arrive Tuesday.
With JACK BRYANT
For Women Lonely
TODAY’S WOMEN'S BIT:
Women’s editor for today, KB,
is responsible for this:
Yes, they’ve gone and done it
again. The SAE's gave a won
derful tea which for those pres
ent, among other things, a sur
prise . . . Roberta Lemen, lovely
as ever, walked in with the
The Alpha Chi house was offi
cially opened for Spring term
when Norm Partridge called for
Mary Lou Symons.
Have the Betaz been spring
cleaning all term or are the cur
tainless windows the style? (or
are they planning on renting
out the third floor?)
Oh, yes, Sigma Delta Chi will
officially oppose any Green
Goose publication. Tonight is
the last night of “The Drunk
ard.” It’s put on by the Very
Little Theater. University work
men were carrying broken
chairs out of the dean of wo
men’s office yesterday. Thun
there is the absolutely fictitious
story about poor little Geraldine
that pledged a house because it
was the only way in which she
could move out of the dorm.
In spite of the very very late
picture taking by the year book,
it will probably be cut a little
earlier this year. You can't have
your copy for about a month.
You can have my copy for $4.75.
Now that the Sigma Chis
have their walk finished the
boys are ell set for a fast hop
scotch touranment. . . . Jean
Frink, "Did you hear about the
party up at Timberline? Well
Conscience Connie Walbridge
was there—and did they have a
good time. . . .”
Incidentally, DA has an ad
vertising book to sell. . . . and
J. Bryant has one dam good
roadster for sale too . . . cheap.
* * *
Was out watching our army
do its stuff, never saw so many
soldiers. There was all of 600
. . . 62 more and you’d have the
population of Clatskanie.
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If it starts to rain before 2:30,
stay in class!
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