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The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sunday!,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University
««1 Oregon. Subscription rates: $1.25 per term and $3.0l) per year. Entered as second
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•SCO Extension: 382 Editor; 353 News Office; 359 Sports Office; and 354 Business
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
Anita Fackberg, Classified Advertising
9Lju Alpaugh, Layout Production Man
It ill Peterson, Circulation Manager
Mary Ellen Smith, Promotion Director
Eileen Millard, Office Manager
(LELE M. NELSON, Editor JAMES W. FROST, Businesa Manager
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Hal Olney, Helen Angell
Jl«mn'> Leonard, Managing Editor
Jfcent Stitzer, News Editor
Fred May, Advertising Manager
Bob Rogers, National Advertising Mgr.
Editorial Board: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson, Helen Angell, Harold Olney, Kent
Atitzer. Tirmnie Leonard, and Professor George Turnbnll, adviser.
Pat Erickson, Womea'i
Bob Flavelie, Co-Sport*
Ken Christianson, Co Sport*
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Ray Schrick, Ass’t Manag
Betty Jane Biggs, Ass’t
Wes Sullivan, Ass’t News
Corrine Wignes, Executive
Mildred Wilson, Exchange
Sixty Per Cent
yyiMOORATIO procedure shook the sleepiness out of its
eyes yesterday on the University of Oregon campus. If
public opiiiion is the dictator of the republican government,
and such is the popular theory, the fact that GO per cent of
all eligible voters on the campus went to the polls is a rare
phenomenon. A two-thirds vote of the eligible ballot-casters
would create a furor in any national or state election . . . and
on the Oregon campus it’s practically unheard of.
When the last name was cheeked off the list last night, it
was shown that 1903 had east their votes for ASUO officers.
This is startling, when compared with the approximate 700
votes in the Kemler-Weston election of 1938, the G75 votes
cast the year that Dick beat out Sederstrom, or the 1940 ballot
ing between Payn•' and Oavanagh when another 700 votes was
tabula' d. A "1~> per cent turnout has been news in the past.
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J) [ : 1 1 first place, credit for the landslide of balloting goes
to the fact that for the first time in the history of the Uni
versity, every student enrolled is accorded the right to vote.
On - »r tin* new state system, no student athletic or activity cards
are . vvl-d, as proved in last week's test ease before the judi
ciary committee. To this Jnew universal suffrage may be
al.iriS uted much of the greater volume of voting. In the past
many studious followers of student polities have not felt
tfin.iocially able to pay the $lo poll tax.
On the other hand, even when the growth in voting rights
considered, there has been at least a 20 per cent increase in
j>oli attendance in comparison with those allowed to vote.
1 hiring the past three years, an approximate 1800 students
liiva held the student body card which signifies the right to
vof n T.’ 700 voted in each of these elections, there is still only
n 40 per cent turnout of the 1800 eligible.
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CCOT’NTIXG for the other 20 per cent vote increase is
student interest. Never before have so many under
pin urates known what was going on, nor have so many non
puifessional politicians taken an active part in the campaign.
Wiir three political groups, broken by unsure dividing lines,
viei g for the limelight as well as the vote, the campus came
to wake up lo the idea that elections are everybody’s business,
everybody’s right to expression of opinion.
The election just finished wasn’t the cleanest, nor did it
■|>ro • i to do away with polities . . . but it was certainly the
♦nov. representative that Oregon voters have taken part in
-4'or a long time.
From All Sides
Exchanges by Mildred Wilson
It *v i.5 all according to parlia
ment )ry procedure,
A. professor of speech at Michi
U:11.. State college was drilling a
cl i s in proper ways to conduct
meeting. Each student had to
Iti'/e a demonstration of a tech
nique used in meetings.
Things were fine —until it
cm, ' to one individual's turn, and
4ie motioned for adjournment.
The m >tion was seconded, and
~lSei i ■' the professor could say
juvy!h:ag the class had voted on
it a I walked out.
—The Daily Tribune.
*i: $ *'
V :er. the Theta Sigs, members
«f f ? women's journalism hon
ci y at the University of Idaho,
+t\\> .w. their special edition of
tli I la ho Argonaut, they really
jg-.i 'it a home touch.
A large banner head
‘•STIR IX TWO CUPS OF RAI
SINS: ADD ONE CUP OF
MILK.” Immediately under this
in the position saved for the ‘'top''
story of the day—was a luscious
recipe for Brownie cup cakes,
complete with all directions for
As a sarcastic touch one col
umn on the front page was left
blank except for the words—■
‘•Aunt Lucy’s Cooking School
Doesn't Stand for a Fifth Col
— The Idaho Argonaut.
$ * *
A Creighton university sopho
more medical student recently
received the nickname “Bicycle
Lockinvar" when he pedaled his
bike 180 miles to Wisconsin. Ne
braska. and back in 20 hours -
just to see his girl.
- Creighton Daily.
International Side Show
By RIDGELY CUMMINGS
Li’Affaire Hess, the most bi
zarre story to come out of the
war, seems to have a strangle
hold on the front pages. The bat
tie ot the Atian
with the Ger
last night to have
sunk 13 merchant
ships of a British
convoy in an at
tack lasting sev
eral days; the
battle for Suez
also wages in
Iraq and Libya; and the nazis
declare the Red sea in the war
zone; but one has to turn to the
inside pages for this information,
for Rudolf Hess, the war's most
sensational prisoner, has cap
tured the public imagination.
Last night Hess, the man Hit
ler named as second in line for
German leadership if Adolf him
self failed to survive the war, the
man who ranked below only Wil
helm Goering and above Goeb
bels, Heinrich Himmler, Ribben
trop, and all the other assistant
dictators and lesser fry, the man
who shared Hitler’s prison cell and
wrote “Mein Kampf’’ as Hitler
dictated it, the man with the
poker face and thin compressed
lips clamped tight on a world’s
curiosity was reported “in a se
cret place” somewhere in Eng
land or Scotland.
He Was “Cheerful”
A reporter had a glimpse of
him in a Glasgow hospital yes
terday before he was hidden
away, and filed a dispatch say
ing that his broken ankle was
swathed in splints, that he was
constantly attended by a British
officer, that he was wearing
British army pajamas, was
“cheerful," and was reported to
be “writing a great deal.”
All the lest seems to be con
jecture. Berlin declared Hess was
a sick man with “insane illu
sions.” British doctors were re
ported to have found him sane.
All the hullabaloo indicates
one basic truth. Wars may be
fought by mechanized units for
economic reasons, but it is still
personalities which inflame the
imaginations of high and low,
great and small.
Hitler called a meeting of the
leaders of the national socialist
party yesterday and took over
the reins abandoned by Hess
when he fled. Why? Has one
man's absence disrupted the
nazis? It looks like it might
Is It a Split?
In England there were dozens
of tentative solutions offered to
the bewildering affair. Responsi
ble officials said Hess’ flight in
dicated a split in the Nazi party,
but individual interpretations
Some said Hess bitterly op
posed the German collaboration
with the Soviets—he was a lead
er in the street-fighting between
communists and nazis before Hit
ler's lise to power and suffered
head wounds—and that this was
the basis of the split.
Others thought he had dif
fered on some matter of inner
party policy and feared he would
be purged as he had helped to
purge Ernst Roehm on the night
of June 30, 1934.
It was rumored that he came
bearing peace proposals, but the
British officially denied this.
In spite of the denial there
were two schools of thought on
the peace proposal solution.
Peace From Adolf?
Did he come bearing peace pro
posals from Adolf Hitler? That
seemed unlikely judging from the
attitude of the German govern
ment in tagging him demented.
Did he come bearing an offer
of peace from some sizeable fac
tion in the nazi party, against
Did he come believing that
Germany’s defeat was inevitable
in spite of early nazi successes,
or did he come sure of Germany’s
ultimate victory and trying to
“save his British friends?”
Did he come as a Trojan horse
to lead the British into a trap, or
did he come as a man who had
had a change of heart, one wh’o
had rejected the nazi philo^bphy
of force and violence and wanted
to turn his no doubt large fund
of valuable information over to
Perhaps a German Truth
Nobody seems to know the an
swers. Perhaps the Germans were
(telling the simple truth when
they say his gall bladder, head
wounds, and other infirmities had
made him unstable.
At any rate L’Affaire Hess pro
vides a welcome diversion, adds
human interest to war news that
has been tragically devoted to
millions of refugees, thousands of
tons of shipping, dozens of planes
shot down, casualties in the mass
figures, figures, figures; and the
impersonal names of towns and
seas and rivers. It makes one
realize that wars are fought by
individual men, men who are sub
ject to individual hopes and fears,
sorrows, dreams, illusions, men
who, even in Hitler’s Germany,
will not forever be counted as
pawns to be shuffled by callous
big-shots on the plains of life
To the Editor:
I wish to express my sincere
appreciation to those students
of the University who supported
me in the recent ASUO elections.
It is my sincere desire that not
only my supporters but the entire
student body will back our new
ASUO president. Lou Torgeson,
one hundred per cent during the
It is extremely gratifying to see
that 60 per cent of the total Uni
versity of Oregon student body
exercised that sacred and in
alienable right yesterday — the
right to vote for whom one see3
Thanks to you all.
Wednesday Advertising Staff:
Jim Thayer, manager
Copy Desk Staff:
Herb Penny, city editor
Jo Ann Supple
Don Butzin, night editor
There'll Be a Change
(Continued from page one)
I’ve been on much better behavior
this year . . . and besides, I
planted my pin last week. Every
thing helps,” he smiled.
By BILL NORENE
“Jeannie with the Light Brown
Hair” was sickening last Janu
ary, but as the mainstay of the
BMI library faded from the air
lanes and the broadcasters added
to the BMI songs, the row
ASCAP had to hoe got tougher.
The networks formed a solid
front against the society and
just recently a weekly news mag
azine as much as predicted that
it would be quite a while before
ASCAP would be able to get its
music back on the air.
Monday came the announce
ment that ASCAP had cracked
the solid front, had signed an
agreement with the Mutual net
work, and the 1,200,000 songs in
the ASCAP collection would be
released Tuesday evening.
This opening wedge which
ASCAP has driven almost in
sures the capitulation of the oth
er two chains, NBC and CBS, and
it also practically sets the rates
the other chains will pay. Mu
tual will pay three per cent of its
gross receipts for four years and
three and one-half per cent after
that until 1950. This corner’s
hazy memory is that ASCAP was
demanding five per cent when ne
gotiations broke down last fall.
At least two results of the bat
tle have been noted. First, it
speeded the growing popularity
of South American music, music
which was not ASCAP and there
fore desirable. Enric Madriguera,
for example, took over Bob Cros
by’s spot on the Camel program
because most of liis library was
non-ASCAP. Second, the fight
brought about an extensive bor
rowing from the classics, more
widespread than before the beef
Donahue in for Burke
Bluebird' has added another or
chestra to its roster, Sam Dona
hue, who will front the old Sonny
Burke band. Burke turned out
some terrific records under the
Vocalion and Okey labels, but fi
nancial entanglements proved his
downfall. Donahue played the
tenor sax in the Burke crew.
“Au Reet” by Jimmy Dorsey
has finally appeared in the rec
ord shops after several weeks of
anxious waiting by this corner.
Dorsey has played it on his air
shots and with Helen O’Connell
on the vocal, which is Harlem
jargon set to swing, it's tops.
“Man, That’s Groovy,” another
O’Connell vocal, is on the other
side. Helen’s third vocal of the
week is on “Minnie from Trini
dad.” An instrumental featuring
the Dorsey clarinet, “La Rosita,”
backs the latter. All are on Dec*
Sonny Dunham, another new
Bluebird orchestra, cut “Mighty
Lak’ a Rose,” a trumpet solo by
Dunham, and “I Understand”
with the vocal by Ray Kellogg.
Larry Clinton turned in a top
notch arrangement in “Smiles”
with the vocal on a T. Dorsey
kick. His other sides, all worth
hearing, are “The Night We Met
in Honolulu,” “Sahara,” and “Be
cause of You.” Both records are
Set for Saturday
Members of Yeome n and
Orides, organizations for inde
pendent men and women, are
planning their annual joint picnic
for Sunday afternoon. Cars will
leave Gerlinger hall at 10 a.m.
Each person is to bring his own
lunch, with ice cream and coffee
being furnished by the clubs.