Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 23, 1941, Page Four, Image 4

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The Law Needs Enforcing
/%NK step towards solving1 the traffic problem at the corner
of Thirteenth ami Ililyard lias been taken. New bright
yellow stop signs now grace the corners on either side of
Thirwentli. stopping—or designed to stop—all Ililyard street
traffic before it enters Thirteenth.
Tiie expression “designed to stop” is more nearly correct
■fcecanse from observation it appears that not all cars are stop
ping before entering Thirteenth. A great many—six counted
in the space of fifteen minutes—merely slow down when ap
proaching Thirteenth and then zoom on across the street. None
of the six came to a complete stop. It isn't necessary to point
out the danger in that. Someday another accident will occur
which could have been avoided had the Ililyard street driver
obey‘d the law. Without proper enforcement the stop signs
are of little value. The public should be warned that the new
slop signs have been put up aiul this should be followed by
arrests of violators.
* * *
nPHI^ notice can serve as a warning to the students, some of
whom have been among the violators. If the city enforces
the stop sign law any student violator should be arrested and
tinea just as anyone else.
Norman Simms gave his life in an accident which was nn
•fieeessary. His death was a warning, rather late in the day, that
•something must be done about the Thirteenth-IIilyard crossing.
'The stop signs were the answer. Now. it looks as if another
life will have to be lost before someone realizes that the law
must be enforced.
One step lias been taken, the next is to enforce the law which
the officers have made.
No Tug-o-War
l^JODERNISM took its toll at the University of Oregon
this week.
For another age-old custom went the way of Model T Fords
and vaecoon coats before the criticisms of a student investiga
tory committee. The annual frosh-sophomore “tug-o-war” be
came temporarily non-existent as a Junior Weekend tradition.
And yet, though an old Webfoot tradition is being set aside
this year, few students will criticize the action taken by these
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in conference with Dean
of Men Virgil D. Earl.
For undergraduates remember the serious accident that be
fell Glenn Williams during last year's Junior Weekend strug
gle and the partial disability which resulted.
They realize that the highway runs by the present contest
Crossing the railroad track, is a dangerous threat to life.
They realize tha tthe highway runs by by the present contest
site, and that accidents may easily occur along this busy
* * *
TJNDF.RGRADUATES who have recently visited the spot on
the millraee observe that the bank is covered with broken
gla*>, which might cause serious cuts to bare feet and legs.
They recall with Dean Earl that a serious accident has
occurred nearly every year since the beginning of the tug-of
war, and many unrecorded ones have been experiened.
Ti e idea of interclass rivalry is, however, an integral part
of the spirit of Junior Weekend. So it is commendable that
the committee hit upon a new idea to carry out the same
struggle in a les> dangerous manner. A giant push ball will be
the object of the contest in this new modernized underclass
battle, and muscle men from the two classes will meet on one
of the school fields to “push” their way to victory.
Modernism took its toll, but the traditional fighting spirit
is retained in a new streamlined form.
Modernism took its toll, but perhaps a life was saved.
Parade of Opinion
By Associated Collegiate Press
(Excerpts from a series of editorial articles in the
Daily Princetonian, undergraduate publication at
Princeton university).
“We suggest that the ideal which America should strive
for is an orderly international society living in accordance
with the democratic way of life. We believe it is America's
obligation to pursue that end and its destiny to help in effect
ing realization of that ideal. This ‘way of life,’ embracing
social and cultural as well as political democracy, is of such
scope and vision that it can never be fully realized unless all
the peoples of the world unite to pursue it cooperatively. The
problem, facing America as a nation, then, is a dual one: to
pave the way for future international union and also to keep
alive and to extend the democratic way of life.
“Let's look at the blackest side of the picture first—sup
pose Britain falls. For two principal reasons, we believe that
America’s non-belligerency is mo(re important to America
and to the world than England’s victory. 1) The chance of a
clean-cut, unconditional surrender of the British people is so
slight that it should not be the bogey of American policy.
2) The Nazi regime is built on a quicksand. Even a German
victory over Britain would not clear the way for Nazi world
“Obviously, a British victory would make the problem of
establishing the basis for a just and lasting peace easier—
though the victory would not per se mean the solution to the
problem. A\ e have stated our belief that America as a victorious
belligerent, with the bitterness of war in its heart and the taste
of triumph sweet on its lips, would be psychologically unable
to offer any solution more rational than another Versailles, or
worse. But America as a non-belligerent would be in a position
to temper the blind fury of British demands, to prevent a mal
adjusted order which would produce another Hitler-Franken
stein, and to set up one which would give the world at least a
hope of lasting peace.
“The third possible outcome of the war is stalemate. In such
an eventuality the role of the I nited States should be to pro
vide without bitterness the structure of an international world
order based on democratic principles.
“It is not the war that we hope and believe can end all wars,
but the peace after the war. It is not that we would make the
world safe for democracy, but make the world a democracy.
And the peace we envision is not peace in our time, but for
all time.’’
In the Editors Mail
Dear Editor:
I've always thought Oregon
was a “cultural” school. Well, I
don’t want to write myself into
a rut any more than anyone else,
but it appears to me that we need
a little cultivating on the musical
horizon. In the strictest sense, I
refer to the UNIVERSITY OF
After a brief investigation—
on my own accord—I have found
that the football band is under
the sponsorship of the ROTC de
partment. The privileges under
this sponsorship are definitely
limited and that’s why Oregon
never sees any more than a small
55-piece poorly uniformed, un
balanced musical unit.
I’ll agree that John Stehn is
the undisputed impressario of
four states, but it takes more
than one man to build a band.
The facilities furnished by the
University are inadequate and al
most improper.
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For instance, let’s take the re
hearsal room over the barracks—
or rather, you take it. The room,
in itself, is technically off the rec
ord, being small, tight-aired, and
so poorly constructed that every
time the bass drummer hits a
sour note the termites have to
hold hands.
The benefits of a first-class
band are numerous, wide, and
varied. Have you ever heard the
SMU “Mustang" band? If you
haven't that's just too bad, but if
you have I needn’t say more.
Athletic department officials at
Dallas estimate that at least 50
per cent of the fans who line
the stands every fall at SMU
games came merely to see the
band. And I'll wager it’s worth
walking 75 miles to see the big
Willamette band truck across a
football field. Little Idaho has
three separate bands — ROTC
concert, and pep bands. A small
school boasting no more than a
few thousand students, namely
Pasadena junior college claims
the most active band in the na
tion, touring the country annual
ly—100 pieces and three changes
of uniforms.
It’s “Stinks”
After craning my neck around
a bit, I’ve decided to join the
chorus that the U. of O. band
“stinks." Even some of the mem
bers themselves have come to
consider it a disgrace to be in
the band. Student respect and
support is entirely lacking; the
ROTC doesn’t give a hoot; the
administration isn’t doing any
thing about it, and so Oregon is
virtually outclassed.
The Student Union is taking
the headlines this year; Gene Ed
wards and his so-called “poten
tial fascist" Mr. Cummings are
flim-flamming on the edit page;
Christianson and Flavelle are do
ing their usual blowing about
baseball; Miss Erickson writes
about fresh-air and fancy hair
dos; and the gossip columns are
doing a noseful job. That’s all
fine—and no punches pulled for
my part. But suppose Oregon
went to the Rose Bowl next year
and what would we do to show
them we're proud too, we of Ore
Sincerely, —Tommy Mayes. v .
Shop Talk
at the
When Ted Hallock started
looking for a name band for the
annual Frosh Glee, he not only
hit a snag, but he darn near ran
Lean Ted, who made quite a
bit of noise fall term in freshman
politics and has since been mak
ing more noise as a drummer
with Ray Dickson's band, was in
his glory when commissioned to
do the dickering with the frosh.
He’s a swing fiend from farther
than way back, but that wasn’t
enough. He says that now only
an act of Congress can get a
name band for the freshman
There are plenty of bands on
the coast during May, but none
will be in Eugene. Jan Savitt
won’t hit the coast until June 1
and will head for the Casa Man
ana when he arrives. Jimmie
Lunceford will be at the same
spot between the time Jackson
Teagarden finishes his stand
there and will stay until Savitt
takes over—probably two weeks.
Miller Is Booked
Glenn Miller is booked in Los
Angeles until June 6. He may
start hiS trip north after that.
Teagarden may come north af
ter he finishes his date at the
Casa Manana, about the middle
of May, but his plans are not set
now, and Hallock says the band
must be signed soon for the Glee.
Result is that a Portland band
will probably be signed for the
Bits on the bands: Sammy
Kaye will open April 29 at Frank
Dailey’s Meadowbrook in New'
Jersey . . . Art Jarrett wrho for
merly had an orchestra of his
own will take over the Hal Kemp
band May 14 at the Blackhawk
in Chicago ... it was at the
Blackhawk that Kemp first rose
to fame ... Jan Savitt has
jumped from the Decca to Victor
label ... in one week recently he
cut his first record under his new
Victor contract, opened at Chica
go’s Hotel Sherman, and cele
brated his first w'edding anniver
sary . . . Alvino Rey, formerly
with Phil Spitalny and Horace
Heidt, has more than 1000 hours
flying time to his credit, but says
his big hobby is photography . . .
Rey’s orchestra is currently play
ing a stand at the Rustic Cabin
in Englew'ood, N. J.
It Jumps
Tommy Dorsey turned arrang
er Sy Oliver loose on not one but
two tunes and the result is a T.
Dorsey record that jumps on
both sides. “Another One of
Them Things’’ and “Serenade to
the Spot’’ are the numbers (Vic
Not quite in the long-hair de
partment is Enric Madriguera’s
“Intermezzo.” Madriguera gets
nice backing from the orchestra
for what is virtually a violin solo.
A tango, “A Media Luz,” is on
the other side (Victor).
The best record Joe Reichman
has turned out in months is his
“Number Ten Lullaby Lane” with
vocal by Marion Shaw and plenty
of Reichman piano. Marion Shaw
sings “Afraid to Say Hello” on
the other side (Victor).
Sally Stanton, queen of Pasa
dena’s Jan. 1 rose parade, recent
ly addressed students at Califor
nia Institute of Technology.
Rockhurst college will be host
May 22 at a national symposium
on “The Good Life in an Indus
trial Era.