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The Light That Fails.After Election Day
HEN the polls closed at 3 o’clock Tues
day in the ASIJO elections 776 ASTJO
next year’s student leaders.
Although this total is slightly under the
843 mark set in last year’s hotly-contested
campaign it proves that at least for a day over
half the ASTJO members on the campus were
interested enough in their government to come
out and choose their officers. That more didn’t
vote may, in part, be attributed to the fact
that only four candidates were running for
the four positions on the executive com
Now that the campaign is over there seems
to be a tendency on the part of most of the
voters to settle back to their daily routine and
take their government much for granted. Poli
ticians have gone back into their shells, and
card holders had registered their choice for
like the hibernating bear, probably won’t
come out again until the next season.
* * *
^^TIAT few citizens of the ASUO seem to
realize is that student government and
the rights it conveys does not end when the
polls close on election day. An aroused and en
lightened student body can do a great deal
towards influencing the course taken by its
Student opinion, be it voiced through or
ganizations, all-school assemblies, in personal
calls, or through the Emerald, is vital to the
very existence of good government. This inter
est, manifested for a day at the polls, should
not be left to die over night. Rather it sljould
be a continuing and self-perpetuating force—
the beacon light by which the ASUO pilots
can steer the ship.—L.N.
By RIDGELY CUMMINGS
Wednesday morning papers
carried banners to the effect that
German troops were on the way
to invade The Netherlands, but
by Wednesday night it appeared
to be just another false alarm in
a war that is only too full of
alarms and excursions. Not that
this column is complaining over
the lack of definite action. There
appears to have been too much of
that since August 2, 1939. Czecho
slovakia, Poland, Finland, Nor
way—one wonders where the
blow falls next.
The Dutch are reported main
taining readiness to resist inva
sion, but from this corner it looks
like military folly, to say noth
ing of the moral aspects, for the
Nazis to extend their fronts any
further. Hitler must maintain le
gions to police the Czechs, Poles,
and Norwegians, and the English
would probably like nothing bet
ter than to have a few more small
nations fighting for the British
Chamberlain and his cabinet
came through with their political
life but little else last night when
he won a vote of confidence from
the house of commons by a very
slim majority. The vote was 281
to 200, and came after the labor
ites and Lloyd George had de
manded his resignation.
A few weeks ago Chamberlain
had boasted before Commons that
Hitler had “missed the bus” in
the Norwegian campaign, but, as
a member of His Majesty’s loyal
opposition remarked in the course
of the two-day debate: “Hitler
took a taxi instead of waiting
for a bus and the man with the
imbrella was left at the stop
sign.” That doesn’t sound much
like parliamentary debate talk so
maybe we made it up, but it
sounds familiar so we must have
read it somewhere.
The Columbia Empire indus
tries prosperity quiz closes May
35, and all entries must be turned
in to the Emerald before midnight
of that date. District judges will
announce the district winners in
Ibis paper on May 22 and all dis
Bob Brooke Wins
Bob Brooke, geology major,
was selected by the geology and
geography faculty, as the stu
dent who had accomplished the
most in the geological field dur
ing the past year. He was award
ed a recently published book on
minerals at the Condon club pic
nic Monday evening.
Dr. L. W. Staples, geology in
structor, who made the presenta
tion cited Brooke as being a per
son who didn't work for grades
or credits but merely because he
found pleasure in the field. The
award is an annual feature of the
Condon club picnic.
trict prize-winning entries will be
forwarded to the grand prize con
test at once.
Tonight will be the last time
for Amphibian tryouts. They will
be held at 7:30 in Gerlinger pool.
All swimmers are invited to try
out. Bring caps.
Members of this gear’s and
next year’s executive council will
meet in the Anchorage at noon
today for a special session.
The YWCA’s weekly open
house tea will be held this after
noon from 4 to 5 o’clock in the
Y bungalow, YW president Jean
Crites announced last night.
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