Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 06, 1941, Page Five, Image 5

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By Ann Reynolds
Once again we repeat that the
$250,000 bond authorization is
not cash. Ever since the passage
of the bill and the announce
ment in the Emerald that the
“grant” was available, there has
been confusion in the minds of
the students. Mainly because of
a bad mistake in headline writ
ing and second because the stu
dents neglected to read the story
further, the impression that ac
tual cash was available has been
fallaciously believed. Although
the mistake was corrected, stu
dents still persist in depending
on the money for immediate ac
And so again we appeal to the
students to understand that be
fore any action can be taken the
bonds must be sold. Although
this problem will easily be solved
and the plans for the site and fa
cilities of the building are set
tled, it is important to remember
that enough security to back the
bonds will be the biggest problem.
Two Schools
As the financial situation
stands there are two schools of
thought on how the security
should be guaranteed and how
additional funds raised. Accord
ing to the financial report sub
mitted to the student-faculty
committee, security for the $250,
000 could be raised immediately.
The security, however, would
necessarily drain all available re
sources. This method of using all
the sources at the present time
would not be advisable.
With the future economic con
ditions unpredictable, the Univer
sity financial advisers recommend
that another safer plan be de
vised. The cost of labor and ma
terials at the present are high
and will rise greatly. It is esti
mated that the combined cost of
buying land and cost of construc
tion will exceed that of present
This is the basis of the argu
ment for the other school of
thought. Some feel that if the
school waits perhaps a few years
the plans can proceed with great
er safety. They argue that the
building could be furnished more
completely and that perhaps a
larger building provided if we
waited until more assets could
From All Sides
(Continued from page four)
lie consumes 9,500,000 drinks of
what William Allen White terms
“a sublimated essence of what
America stands for.”
—Daily Trojan.
* * *
According to the results of a
survey among college men from
all parts of the country as pub
lished in the Indiana Daily Stu
dent, college men prefer that
“covered-up-look” for coed for
mats instead of “the less the bet
ter idea” commonly assumed.
When shown 35 luscious for
mats they chose the ones with
sleeves, heart shaped necks and
covered backs.
—Indiana Daily Student.
Social life at Iowa State Teach
ers’ college is flourishing again
after a lethargy of several
months. Women are now footing
the bills and the men, forsaking
any qualms of conscience, have
readily accepted their “deals.”
Because women outnumber
men two-to-one, the dating prob
lem has been quite serious, but
now that women have thrown
coyness to the wind, the stunt
has gone over big.
—The Bugle.
What Other Editors Think
On some college campuses in this country—most of them
as a matter of fact—student government is on the high school
pattern. Officers are voted upon and elected to figurehead
positions. Advisers from the faculty and administration see
to it that the students are kept under strict control.
The Universiy of California, on the other hand, has a tradi
tion of letting the students themselves run their own affairs.
The administration has confidence in the ability of the students
to control their own government and publications and other
activities without supervision.
That is why “student government'’ is not just a windy
phrase on campus. The Student Council of the Associated
Students has all final administrative and legislative power in
all A.S.U.C. affairs, subject to review by the students them
selves. Financial matters of the Association are handled by
the Board of Control—with three student representatives—
which guides the business manager in the disbursement of
The students themselves through their council must approve
such things as the hiring of coaches. They have the power to
do such things as providing paved parking lots.
The elective offices of the association are being filled today
and Friday by the students who are interested in what sort
of student government they want next year.
The rest don't care who governs them. They’ll make good
subjects for a fascistic ruler.
International Side Show
As campus politician Harrison
Bergtholdt remarked yesterday
about the president’s latest
speech: “We all knew Roosevelt
felt that way, tout
it was a surprise
to hear him say
What he said
was that the
American people
‘‘are ever ready
to fight again”
for their “simple
faith in the free
dom of democ
racy m the world.
Some writers, such as that di
vinely inspired lunkhead and
apologist for imperialism, Walter
Lippman, profess to believe that
the nation is way ahead of
Roosevelt in their desire to jump
into Europe’s blood-bath.
But to me, an amateur observ
er of Roosevelt’s foreign policy
since his Chicago “quarantine
the aggressors” speech, and par
ticularly since his re-election as
president, it is apparent and has
been long before November 4,
1940 that Roosevelt considers the
nation’s welfare indissolubly tied
up with the preservation of Brit
ish imperialism and that he is de
termined to go to any lengths,
including U.S. entry into the war,
to .guarantee that preservation.
A few years ago it was a
school boy’s axiom that the 1914
18 war was not fought to “save
democracy” but to save Mor
gan’s loans to the Allies and the
munition makers’ investments.
We who were school boys then
had it on good authority for we
heard it in the classroom and
read it in books written by theo
rists who were at least the intel
lectuals of Walter Lippman.
Such men as Congressman
Lane from Oregon and the elder
Lindbergh and Norris and LaFol
lette and the others, “a small
handful of willfur men” who vot
ed against American entry into
the war, were held up as courag
eous thinkers, heroes every one.
All that is changing now after
a two-year barrage of propa
ganda for war, and Roosevelt,
dedicating the birthplace of
Woodrow Wilson as a national
shrine, can speak unchallenged
about how we are “ever ready to
fight AGAIN” for democracy.
I may be “cracked,” a “mis
guided egotist,” a “case of ar
rested development,” and a num
ber of other things that the op
position in the back booths of
Newt’s emporium takes pleasure
in calling me, but I still doubt
that the last war was fought for
“democracy” and I doubt that
this one is being fought for “de
Granted that the British re
gime is preferable to that of Hit
ler, I still doubt that the question
of which of them shall dominate
the political and economic life of
Europe is a vital enough question
for American youth to be called
upon to die in an attempt at set
In the name of democracy
abroad we are being called upon
to make sacrifices which may in
the end mean the end of democ
racy at home. We already have
male conscription, which many
of our best citizens fled to this
country from Europe to avoid.
And now there are straws in the
wind for female conscription.
Castor Oil
My illustrious substitute in Sat
urday’s Women’s edition, Betty
Jane Biggs, intimates that some
sort of year’s training for women
may be a good thing—“like cas
tor oil.” Mussolini fed the Italian
democrats castor oil and they
either turned fascist or died or
fled. Hitler has a triple “K” pro
gram—kitchen, kids, and I don’t
remember what the other “K” is,
possibly kleptomania, so they
can steal enough food to put in
the kitchen to keep the kids well
So it goes. Turkey has offered
to mediate the British-Iraq quar
rel and Britain announces an “es
sential prerequisite to entering
any negotiations” is the with
drawal of Iraq troops from a be
sieged airbase near Baghdad.
The Iraq government was re
ported to have cut the pipeline
that is the outlet for four million
tons of oil to the Mediterranean.
Great Britain threatens to cut it
anyway rather than let it fall
into German hands. Either way
it looks like American oil-tankers
will soon be called upon to carry
American oil up through Suez for
the British Mediterranean fleet.
Edward L. Ryan, B.S., LL.B., Mgr.
860 Willamette, Eugene
Phone 2761-M
In Time
With the
“Music has no politics and no
frontiers. All great composers be
long to the world, and their art
owes allegiance to no one na
tion.” Deems Taylor, noted radio
commentator and composer,
spoke these words Sunday during
the New York Philharmonic
As a part of his intermission
talk, Mr. Taylor told of the na
tion-wide reaction to the all
Wagner program given Easter
day. Naturally, some reaction
could be expected from an audi
ence given a program of German
music on Easter day.
The reaction came in the form
of 400 letters. Three hundred
eighty-eight were complimentary
to the program, and twelve ob
jected. As it is human nature to
give (Jislikes an outlet, each let
ter of objection may be said to
represent 100 listeners.
On the other hand, each letter
favorable to the program repre
sents 1000 persons who do not
trouble to express their pleasure.
At any rate, these are the figures
that CBS goes by.
In conclusion, there are only
1,200 people who are against per
formances of German music to«
every 388,000 for it. This, Mr.
Taylor thinks, i.« ample proof
that the old hysteria that seems
the invariable product of “war
fever” has not yet caught hold.
From this Sunday on, the CBS
symphony orchestra will replace
the New York Philharmonic for
the Sunday noon programs.
Thursday the Standard Sym
phony hour will be presented as
usual at 8 p.m. over KORE. Sme
tena’s “Overture to the Bartered
Bride,” and three movements of
Beethoven’s Eighth sympony will
be played.
Inconsistencies in spelling
books may often be the cause of
poor spelling among school chil
dren, according to Dr. Emmett
A. Betts, head of the reading clin
ic at Pennsylvania State college.
Cook on a
That’s a task that went
out of date when grand
ma became of age.
But a task that is yours
this week-end is to be as
neat and clean as pos
sible for Mother’s Week
end. Everything should
be spotless.
Assure meticulosity by
sending your clothes to
us today.
Phone 825
‘Service Our Motto’
839 High St.
Oregon If Emerald
Tuesday Advertising Staff:
Chuck Woodfield, manager
Barbara Schmieding
Paul Morris
Morrie Riback
Copy Desk Staff:
Bernie Engel, city editor
Herb Penny, assistant
Marjorie Major
Ted Goodwin
Ruby Jackson
Night Staff:
Don Butzin, night editor
Beverly Padgham
Herb Penny
Charlotte Knox
Frances Oliver
Elzie Brownell
Bernie Engel
Campus Calendar
The annual YWCA ice cream
sale originally slated for today
and tomorrow, has been post
poned until next Tuesday and
Wednesday, May 13 and 14.
Phi Beta musical program,
candlelight service honoring sen
iors and coffee dessert at 6:30
p.m. Gerlinger hall.
Christian Science organization
of the University of Oregon will
meet this evening on the third
floor of Gerlinger hall at 7
WAA initiation is postponed
from today to Tuesday, May 13,
at 7 p.m. in alumni hall in Ger
Social chairmen from all men’s
living organizations will meet at
Tuesday, 4 p.m. in Gerlinger hall
in the men’s lounge.
There will be a special meeting
of the judiciary committee of the
ASUO in the office of Dean
Wayne L. Morse at 4 p.m. today.
The meeting has been called to
form a ruling on the construc
tion of the amendment to the
constitution to elect additional
members to the executive com
mittee, and to determine the GPA
necessary for nomination.
Order of the “Q” will meet
Wednesday noon at Sigma Phi
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