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Class Card Compromises
'T'HE freshman committee to determine the class card issue
still cannot reach any agreement. The three Greeks and
- three independents have had many meetings, have determined
Some of the compromises which have been offered are inter
, esting, if not acceptable. Almost everything has been pro
posed and turned down for one reason or another. The num
ber of compromises, however, seems to indicate that the stu
dents realize the existing problem and are attempting to do
something about it.
The great share of these compromises and a great share of
the talk about the question misses the point entirely. The
fundamental question at stake is the requirement of a class
card to vote. In other words, paying for the right to vote.
It makes little difference how much this class card costs,
whether the student gets a rebate on all dances, or whether
he is guaranteed eternal life by the purchase of a class card.
If a class card is required to vote and that card costs some
thing, then the student is paying to vote.
* # *
J^JANY of the compromises have a great deal of merit. The
sincerity of those who make the proposals cannot he
* doubted. Yet none of their proposals correct the underlying
* fault of the present system.
* If the class cards are made worth buying by giving dis
« counts to dances and other class affairs that most certainly
Z would be desirable. Undoubtedly more cards would be sold
Z and the classes would have more money in their treasury from
“ such a system than from selling class cards.
* But first take the right to vote away from the possession
; of a card. Grant universal class suffrage by giving all a voice
* in the election of their studoyj officers. 'When that is done
" the other suggestions can he acted upon.
5 All Over a Color
- gPROUTING up suddenly on the Oregon campus they have
2 stood with their concrete bases planted resolutely in the,
2 lawn, conspicuous, unattractive, with their iron grill work
covered with a dull,orange-colored paint. We have often
wished that the gates were some other color, especially since
that shade of orange resembles somewhat the colors of another
institution in this state.
A day or two ago, we heard rumors to the effect that the
gates were being painted several different colors to see how
* each would look and pick out the best one. So, yesterday,
we sauntered down to take another look at the gates. Sure
enough. Four of its many posts had been painted four very
We wanted to consider each one carefully so we stepped
back and surveyed the first post critically. It, was painted
an extremely bright blue. Very pretty. Then it occurred to us
that with that shade of blue on the gates and the coeds wear
ing wooden shoes, campus visitors would be looking for the
windmills and dikes.
# * *
we went to the next post. It was painted a steelish, blue
gray. We hesitated. It wasn't unattractive yet it wasn't
particularly attractive either. Since it was neither especially
attractive nor especially appropriate we turned away with a
A bright, very dark green post greeted our eyes. We
' blinked. Well, it looked pretty good after the others. It didn’t
look bad at all. And it did have the advantage of being appro
The last post, we found, was painted a reddish brown color.
Visions of barns rose in our minds. Since that, too, was so
closely connected with thoughts of another state institution
of higher learning we instantly discarded thut.
Sadly we turned away from the gates and walked across
the campus. We got an idea so we ran around and asked all
our friends what color they thought the gates should be. The
answers varied from sky-blue pink to black. Very helpful. But
when the logical answers were counted up there were a num
ber of votes for green, more for a metal finish of some sort
such as bronze, a few votes for a combination of yellow and
'^y^T'KLL, what color will they be" It will be interesting to
watch and see how the question is decided. Of the four
colors which were displayed on the gates only one got any
votes from our friends That color was, logically enough,
green. The green is appropriate and sufficiently attractive
Still a metal finish such as bronze would look nice but then,
who said that that would be possible. Of the four colors now
on the gate we unreservedly cast our vote for that bright,
Someone asks us if The Kmeruld will quit publicizing during
far cut ?
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The Board Looks At Pigging
J^TUpENT Nativities are not the main purpose of higher
education. They are a complement to the educational pro
gram of such an institution, whose main attribute is that
quality of teaching young people how to do things by doing,
how to meet people by meeting them.
That is why the action of the educational activities board
last night in leaving the Piggers’ Guide publication and man
agement in the hands of student administrators is a commend
able one. In so doing, the board is lea ving intact one of several
University fields for teaching the “how by doing” process.
The Piggers’ Guide, known officially as the student direc
tory, provides valuable experience both in selling and editing
. . . besides providing much-needed “pin money” for those
who work on it. Skull and Dagger and Kwama, who have
always given their support to sales of the book, are apt to
back a student-manned project with more real enthusiasm
than one controlled by faculty members. Because when stu
dents operate it, they have a personal interest in seeing that
it is handled successfully.
The board looked at the record of the student directory for
the past several years ... it saw that expenses had been kept
to a minimum, advertising sales had been high, editing com
paratively clean. It observed that, in the final analysis, the
Piggers’ Guide, as the students’ handiwork, has no outstand
ingly bad features.
The Oregon directory of student and faculty names, ad
dresses and phone numbers remains in the hands of the stu
dents for whom it is compiled. Such action is a victory for
those who agree with John Dewey’s famous statement that
“true education is not preparation for life but life itself.”
In the Editor's Mail
To fhe Editor:
It’s disgusting to hear stu
dents complain about the food
they’re getting here, while Eur
ope’s empty stomach is growl
ing, we buy ice cream when 10
cents would buy soup or medi
cine for some sick, starving
Britisher. The British are also
shivering; it may be reserved,
English shivering, but it still
feels the same way on the spine.
We turn on the radiators in the
room and the heat comes up;
there are no radiators in the
shelters where the British
sleep. If the bunks at school are
hard, how would a bed on the
stinking mud of an air-raid
shelter be? If a flu epidemic is
bad here, how is it to sleep at
night all crowded together,
coughing, moaning, cursing,
wailing, and worst of all; think
ing and hearing? Hearing the
whine of a bomb and the zing
of shrapnel and the cries of hu
mans in torture. Thinking of
friends and relatives dead; dead
or fighting somewhere in the
night, alone and dogged with the
enemy to face.
There are opportunities for
us to help. The British Relief
chapter here in town has yarn
to be knitted into warm sweat
ers and socks; that could be
done in the time it takes to play
a college bridge game every
day. There is material to be cut
out and sewed. If you have mon
ey, it is needed. You can buy
British badges and give them
to your friends at Christmas;
you can just give money and it
will be used to buy cots for sol
diers and babies. You can con
tribute money monthly for some.
British child; he can be “adopt
ed" by you. If Britain is to have
help; she must have it now.
"Help is only help that is given
when needed." We could even
give up organization Christmas
parties where Jane buys Sally
a jumping-jack and give the
money to British relief.
wore carefree; were warm,
we're well fed, we’re roofed ami
we’re smug about it. We say,
“They got themselves into it—
let them get themselves out.’’
We say, “Oh, that war- -well I’m
just pretending that it doesn't
exist; I’m putting it completely
out of my mind.'"
But millions of people are
LIVING IN THIS WAR, we so
casually discuss. While we are
flicking it away from us like
the dead ashes of a cigarette,
people are in agony; crushed
between the walls of their own
homes—dying horrible, unthink
able deaths, or living, and wait
ing—waiting for a victory or a
loss or a warm sweater. If
Great Britain doesn’t win, and
a great deal of this “if" de
pends upon whether we give
her support and cooperation
now—as far as we are able—,
we may be m war. And then the
South Americans may say
"They got themselves into this,
Jet them get themselves out.’’
To the Editor;
If you were walking down
the street “full of humanitarian
principles and $30 in your pock
et and came face to face with
two starving babies, would you
be inclined to feed the nearest
one and let the other die, or
would you make an effort to
help them both? No doubt you
ucyld te unable to lea\e cue
there to stars e.
Yet Oregon's University AWS
has done just that! She has
discriminately decided to do
nate $30 for use to buy three
cots for English babies in the
air raid shelters.”
But one "H.A.”, who wrote
the editorial "Coeds Look at
War” last week, would have us
believe this is "a contribution
to relief for suffering "motivat
ed purely by the "humanitarian
principles” of the AWS; that it
was a caprice of the gods which
placed the donation in the
hands of the British.
If this is discrimination, why
did the editorial by H.A. at
tempt to make it appear other
wise ? If it is not discrimination,
why didn't the AWS donate a
part of it to the Chinese babies,
who have been in need for these
past three years; or to the In
dian babies, whose freedom has
been denied by these very same
I suggest that AWS and H.A.
find a more subtle or savory
pill that students can swallow.
To the Editor:
Summer vacations .120 days
Armistice day . 1 day
Thanksgiving vacation 4 days
Christmas vacation . 13 days
Spring vacation . 10 days
Memorial day .. 1 day
Saturdays, Sundays.104 days
Registration days . 4 days
Eeach student sleeps
6 hours a day . 91 days
Lunch hour every day 15 days
VICTORY DAY . 1 day
There are in each year 365 days
No wonder the Board insists
that we go to school Jan. 3rd!!
(Editor’s note: Just think. If
a student sleeps eight hours a
day he wouldn't be going to
school at all! Perhaps infirmary
doctors are being disloyal in
recommending more rest. We
will point out the flaw in this
table tomorrow—in case you
haven’t already figured it out.)
By CORINE LAMON
The average freshman wo
man at the University of In
diana received danger slips—
called “smoke-nps” there for
2.S7 class hours this fall se
mester. Sorority pledges aver
aged 3.2 hours per coed, and
sorority upperclassmen received
an average of 1.5 hours of dan
Twenty University of Cali
forma coeds wrote a letter to
the editor of the campus daily
at said institution offering
themselves, in a spirit of tom
foolery. as wives to prospective
conscnptees They made one
faux pas. however-—-they in
cluded their telephone number.
By noon on the day the letter
was published more than 50
V* ' rx n *■! *•.
ask for blind dates, in all se
By BILL, MOXLEY
Negro Jive for the Park
Floyd Ray and his 18-piece
negro orchestra is coming to
Willamette park weekend after
next. Mr. Ray should draw a
crowd appropriate to his abil
ity to produce good solid negro
swing. Which means that he
should entice a capacity throng.
Ray is right up there with the
best of the negro bands al
though his fame hasn't spread
as far as that of some of his
An interesting bit of public
ity about Ray concerns his ap
pearance two years ago at the
annual Los Angeles Musicians’
Benefit. This particular affair
was held at the Palomar with
thousands and thousands of rab
id fans in attendance. As usual,
every band in town gave a fif
teen or twenty minute exhibi
tion of its wares. Benny Good
man was there among others.
But Floyd Ray was the only
band to receive loud and enthu
siastic requests for an encore.
Those who like the Jimmy
Lunceford-Count Basie school
of music should take no chanc
es on missing Floyd R'ay.
Goodman Still Tops
COMPARE your choices of
bands and soloists with the first
results of Down Beat’s poll. De
spite his layoff Benny Goodman
is way ahead in the favorite
swing band department. Duke
Ellington has jumped from last
year’s sixth spot to second
place in the current poll.
Glenn Miller leads the sweet
bands with Jimmy and Tommy
Dorsey following in that order.
The soloist department this
year bars voting on bandlead
ers. Muggsy Spanier, Cootie
Williams, and Ziggy Elman are
leading the trumpets with Chu
Berry, Lester Young, and Ben
Webster holding top spots in
the tenor sax division.
Music-Minded Webfoots Say:
WHAT’S POPULAR ON
THE CAMPUS . . . Artie
Shaw's “An Old, Old Castle in
Scotland’’ and “If It’s You’’
form two very popular sides to
the Victor record . . . Glenn
Gray’s latest are "Moon Over
Burma’’ and “When You
Awake” . . . Charlie Barnet does
a good job on “I Hear a Rhap
teiy Dickson sounded fairly
good during the latter part of
the rally dance the other after
noon. Especially on the many
Benny Goodman standards
which included “One o'clock
Jump,” “Wrappin’ It Up,”
“Sent for You Yesterday . . .”
and several others.
Jean Morrison can sing at any
rally dance of mine.
riousness. The next day the pa?,
per printed an explanation.
Do You Putter?
A puttering room has been
opened in Scott hall at North
western university. Students
who suspect hidden artistic tal
ents may make linoleum block
print Christmas cards, or just
generally putter around for a
Youth must be served—and
then carried out.
One enters college a green
freshman, progresses to a nor
mal gray, and comes out a se
nior in black. That process of
decay is known as an educa
tion. —Y News.
A. M. Checkering, Albion col
lege biologist, reports that in
Panama there are small spiders
that seek security from the
world's dangers by taking up
residence in the webs of large
Ask about our Christmas
IhU High Street
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International Side Show
By RIDGELY CUMMINGS
(Editor’s note: Today Mr.
Cummings is trying out a new
technique. He promises it will
not be a regular thing, but will
be used irregularly on feature
columns. It should be remem
bered that the opinions reflect
ed in this column, or in any Em
erald column, are not necessar
ily the opinions of the editorial
It was reliably reported in
Washington last night that, par
don me, your necktie is hanging
in the soup, steps are being
taken to impose legal curbs on
labor's right to strike in na
tional defense industries. Oh, do
you like that dress? I think the
material is just simply yes I
read where the Greeks are driv
ing steadily deeper into Alban
ia and would you believe it my
dear it says here the main
Greek forces have now left the
roads and are fighting pitched
battles in the mashes.
Uh-huh, it says Greeks and
Romans fought in close quar
ters deep in slime, with no
chance to help the wounded who
fell and were smothered in the
Ain’t it awful. Well as I al
ways say pass the salt please
where was I oh here it is Dr.
Milton A. Marcy, Portland dis
trict superintendent for the
Methodist church said last
night that he wished to correct
misstatements and emphasize
that the church does not con
done or support persons violat
ing the selective service act.
He made his statement to cor
rect a “garbled newspaper re
port’’ of his last Sunday's ser
There goes that nickleodian
again no I never use mustard
but Life magazine calls them
“juke boxes’’ isn’t it silly yes
one reads the most awful things
in the newspapers why only
last night it said the stock mar
ket is in a stalemate with pric
es edging irregularly lower and
you know Henry took an awful
flutter in Anaconda copper.
You'd think it ought to be
rising the way everybody is
busy killing everybody else and
copper is so good for that pur
pose. You know. It goes up for
a little while and the little fel
lows jump on the bandwagon
and the big fellows sell out and
then it goes down again and the
little fellows lose their margin
. . . margins are simply terrible
and a poor man ought never to
fool with them . . . and the
big speculators buy it back
Henry is no dummy of course
but I told him to be careful. He
was telling me about that awful
Ma Perkins uh-huh, Frances
Perkins, secretary of labor.
Why do you know that she has
a relief program to help migra
tory agricultural workers but
the associated farmers meeting
in Fresno will put her in her
Yes indeed, Henry L. Strobel,
from Salinas, the treasurer of
the associated farmers, devoted
most of his speech last night to
an attack on Ma Perkins' pro
“Agriculture and business
have got to get together . . .
neither one can any longer alone
protect themselves, but both
groups getting together might
remove some of the termites in
Washington . . .” he said.
I guess that was telling them.
Well so long dearie I must be
going. I enjoyed listening to you
you say the funniest things. Yes
indeed I like your new hat good
bye. Good-bye dear. Good-bye.
Harvard university in the last
year received gifts totaling
offers the Oregon man
for your Sleep~$emester .
Bed yoursell down in surplus comfort for the third of
your college life spent in sleep. Alpiner is the ski suit
idea perfected by Manhattan for rumple-less slumber.
Knitted, neat, and in rich dark colors, it’s also mighty
right for lounging around before the shut-eye session.
More good looks but no more cost than the usual sleep
wear ... $2 —the Manhattan Alpiner.
The Manhattan Shirt Company, -4-4-i Madison Ave., N. Y.C.
TWO TOP FEATURES!
Vivien Leigh and
Laurence Olivier in
“21 Day* Together”
— plus —
Carefree and Collegiate!
with LUCILLE BALL
and RICHARD CARLSON
Oregon W Emerald
Wednesday Advertising Staff: '
Bob Marland, manager
Ted Goodwin, night editor
Copy Desk Staff:
Tommy W'right, City Editor
Bob Frazier 1
Adorable Salt and
shaped like bells . . .
Lovely hand embroi
dered Slips, Nighties,
and Pajamas . . .
We have a gay assort
ment of exciting gifts—
Something for everyone
on your list — (except
perhaps Dad or HIM),
We’ll help wrap them,
and pack them for mail
ing, too ! Ask to see our
Campus Represent at i ve,
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A Neat Haircut
Alder at 12th.
James Stewart and
Rosalind Russell in
“No Time for
— plus —
“World in Flames”
with Albert J. Richards
DON’T MISS THESE!
Lum and Abner in
‘Dreaming Out Loud’
with Frances Langford
— also —s
! Newsreel Shots of
the OSC Game!
Ten words minimum accepted.
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Subsequent insertions lc per word.
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Frequency rate (entire term) :
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34c per column inch twice or more a
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charge basis if the advertiser is a sub
scriber to the phone.
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remittance enclosed to cover definite
number of insertions.
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later than 6 p.m. prior to the day of in
DON LEE H AND ICR A FT - A> 2 "s!
Park Street. That unusual per
sonalized Christmas Gift. Small
monogramed shiny brass Christ
mas bells, 35c.
PASSENGERS for round-trip to
Los Angeles during Christmas
vacation. Leaving December 20.
Returning about January 3rd.
Phone J877-R. Harrie Young.
BROWN zipper purse on Laurel- ^
wood golf course a week ago
Ucaday. Reward. Phone till.