Emerau RAY SCHRICK, Editor; BETTY BIGGS SCHRICK, Business Mgr. G. Duncan Wimpress, Managing Editor; Marjorie Young, News Editor; John J. Mathews and Ted Bush, Associate Editors UPPER BUSINESS STAFF Advertising Managers: John Jensen, Cecil Sharp, Shirley Davi», Russ Smelser. Dwayne Heathman Connie Fullmer, Circulation Manager. LrOis Ulaus, Classified Advertising man ager. Elizabeth Edmunds, National Advertis ing Manager. Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice. Eugene, Oregon. ___ Wanted: Qne NuAAe TXT ANTED: Ten infirmary beds by ailing students. Wanted: One nurse by the Universary infirmary. University health service has the ten beds, and if any one of 2500 students can raise an unemployed nurse, both want ads will immediately come down. Shortage of funds from decreas ed enrollment cut infirmary capacity of 26 beds to 14 in use this year. Infirmary and University officials last week raised necessary funds to operate 10 extra beds for protection of stud ent health. The action was taken at a meeting of President Donald M. Erb, Business Manager J. O. Lindstrom, and Dr. Fred Miller. The step followed recognition of health problems for an infirmary jam-packed with winter term colds, flu, and other cases. Just as money is of no value on a desert island, so are the extra funds temporarily counter-checked by the bottleneck of nurses. The one required nurse would work a split shift, 7 to 12 in the morning, and 4 to 7 in the afternoon. If such a per son can be found despite war shortages, the 10 extra beds will go into immediate service. HE additions would remain in use “as long as conditions X so justify” according to action taken by the administra tion. University officials recognize the need to take every pos sible step to protect student health, and that it is short-sighted policy to do otherwise. The infirmary has not been faced by an excessive illness this year. It is no “epidemic threat” that forces the action. It is rather the usual run of winter term sickness which demands care lest a flu case should turn to pneumonia. Operating at half capacity (with 14 beds) the infirmary has been unable to accommodate many students who ordinarily deserve health .service care. The 10 extra beds might still prove too few un der some “rush” conditions. But at least it will mean that all possible steps are being taken to provide capacity quarters for illness. Two extra student dishwashers have been lined up to han dle the extra plates for 10 more patients. When the infirmary finds its nurse, students will find the 10 extra beds awaiting their call. HEN President Roosevelt of the U.S.A. paused long enough on his homeward flight from Africa last week to meet President Vargas of Brazil the reasons were plain. But when the president of International Business Machines cor poration circulates an exhibit of Latin American art, the rea sons aren't so clear. It is a notable happenstance when art receives a boost from a man who sells typewriters, calculators, bookkeeping machines and like implements of the work-a-day world, but that nota ble happenstance may be witnessed now in the University of Oregon Little Art Gallery. There, until February 2, is dis played an exhibit of 75 Latiu-Ameriean prints from eighteen South and Central American countries, seventy-five wood cuts, engravings, linoleum cuts, and copper plate prints from the hands of the most famous and gifted artists of the southern countries. * * * IMF, Magazine of December 8, 1941 gives a few details about Mr. Watson that add meaning to the exhibit. He possesses a large private collection of art works, which empha sises American artists. In 1941 President Roosevelt named him National Director of Art Week. A number one salesman, himself, he organized a nation-wide business men's committee to “talk art up” throughout the country. They talked sales executives into advertising displaying and buying United States Art, says Time. And now, this typewriter salesman is show ing the U. S. the art of its neighbors. The term “Good Neighbor Policy” has given way to that of "Hemisphere Solidarity,” and inter-American understand ing is more important now than ever. The art of a people re cords their lives, customs, and ideals, and to understand peo ple one must know their art. President Roosevelt and Thomas J. Watson can only apply rubber cement to the neighborly, cooperative spirit, of the two hemispheres. The people must do the understanding. It is the business of each Oregon student to visit this exhibit. —J- w. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiintiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniT: ..—w iiMiiiiiMiiimiiiiiiimiiiiiiimiimiiHiiiiiiiHHmimiiHi’iiiimimmmmiinmmiinmiiiiimii'iiiii^ir Free for Cl: • • iiiiitiiiiiitiHiiiiiiiMiiiiuiiiiit To the Editor of the Emerald: Your editorial inferences ap pearing last Saturday should be objected to by every self-respect ing college student. The gross ness of the fallacious comparison you offer is an insult to the in telligence of your readers, even though it is no great deviation from past policy. You remark that the student now struggling with 17 hours is actually pic nicking in comparison to a future army school load of 46 hours of study plus 2 hours of drill. This entirely disregards the fact that a minimum of two outside study hours is required for every hours spend in class in this university. This adds up to 51 hours per week for your contemporaneous college student taking “17 hours.’’ As for the technical study pro grams putting “any Phi Bete to shame,” may I remark that there are Phi Betes in this institution who omit pipe courses and take undergraduate loads cf up to 22 hours! The existing inferiority com plex that the Emerald editorial writers seem to demonstrate con cerning the sincerity and academ ic perseverance of Oregon stu dents adds nothing but criticism to the already unhealthy opinions of outsiders regarding the pres ent actions of college students. May I suggest that the edito rial staff refrain from printing such superficial essays, reject its editorial policy of mild sensation alism, and discontinue minimiz ing the work being done by the students here. Sincerely, Frank King Sigma hall Mr. Frank King has a cumu lative GPA of 3.8. Mr. Frank King made 3.64 fall term. }) Mr. Frank King has placed himself with the majority of Ore gon men who through their scho lastic endeavors have placed themselves above editorial criti cism from the Emerald. Mr. Frank King should read the editorial column more care fully.—Ed. AdJP.ih By JOHN J. MATHEWS Last week was a milestone in jazzdom. Almost since the time that the threads of hot music began to form a tangible pattern and im provisation began to assume form, Edward Kennedy Elling ton has been leading a band, and, while other figures have come to overshadow him, they have like shadows passed. As Time says, the real king of jazz is a duke. Last week marked Elling ton’s twentieth year as a band leader, an occasion celebrated of ficially (AFM proclaimed Na tional Ellington Week) and pop ularly (the Beat had just rated the Duke’s band the nation’s fa vorite.) The band itself celebrated with a sell-out concert in sacrosanct Carnegie hall. Public Fancy Much of the Duke’s magnifi cence arises from his having no need to kowtow to the fickleness of public fancy: his forte is cre ation rather than conformance. Eeryone knows that what he played in the twenties influenced others in the thirties, and what he played in the thirties we hear others beginning to play now. This fact of itself is nearly val ueless, for any top-notch arrang er could whip out a number that is over the layman’s head, but the significance here is that the Ellington progressiveness is spontaneous with the men. They are experienced musicians who are revolted by triteness. If their work suffers now and again from over-ambitiousness, it is at least not shallow. To the Duke himself much credit must go for drawing his men out. Unlike Goodman, who is a fierce taskmaster, Ellington is warmly sympathetic, an in spiring, heartening leader—ex actly the type of man for his band. In fact, it is inconceivable to imagine one apart from the other. Reflecting this is the stag geringly slow rate of turnover in the Duke's personnel. Symbolic of Music Though volumes virtually write themselves about him, the Duke is, after all, a symbol of music and it is his music, not what is written about him or it, that will quicken pulses in the long tomor rows. So I suggest if you haven’t done so for a while, spin a few of his records. Your Ellington craze will be revived, as lots of ours is about three times a year, (Please turn to Page Seven) ! I Cover the Campus By FRED BECKWITH Out of the potpourri of pressdom, out of a week-end of mad activity, out of a thousand mouths, out of telephones and writ ten messages—these are the items of chatter and patter th*’p roll before your correspondent as he assembles your mornnig breakfast of coffee and gossip: In 30 seconds (special stop watch time) SAE men Roy Stommel and Bill Peterson hung their pins on Chi Omegas Bever ly Cameron and Bette Hoge . . . Back together again for several nights were Betty (my - arm’s - out - of - the - sling) MacTavish and Theta Chi Joe Wicks who blew into town for the M.B. . . . And this is the story of why Ted Bush is drinking two chocolate ice cream sodas daily instead of the usual one . . . His date for sattiday naht, one Miss Pat Ward of A-Chi-oh! fame, buzzed him via the phone to the effect that their social engagement was off, as her dear friend Bud Smith, Chi Psi kid, was leaving these fair parts for the University of California, and “Ted, deah boy, I’ve got to see him before he goes. Would you mind so terri bly much?’’ , . . Bush gulped, popped two gum drops in his mouth and then said, “No—Pat —that is-” “Thank you, Ted. I’ll see you around.” Came the dawn, and early Sunday morning, and Bush phoned back—and Smith had dood it. Miss Ward had become engaged . . . Rawley, the aspirin, and another choc, sody for T. Bush . . . More Romance CHAPTER 14 on the Herb (I play tenor sax and wear zoot suits) Widmer-Jean (I’m a cute Pi Phi) Barringer romance . . . After takin’ Herb’s pin (really wasn't his, one of the Theta Chi brothers) Jean backed out of the deal. Herb's own pin arrived from national headquarters, but a let ter from Mrs. Barringer beat him to the punch, and mama said no! . . . Speaking of mysteries, won der why Dunk Nesbitt, a steady goin’ fool for a year, hasn’t planted his brass on that certain woman ? . . . . . . And still another communi que on the Villaire-Davis deal; Another A-Dee-Pi freshman has followed Jean’s example and is cool to a brother Theta Chi . . . Look out men, here comes Davis with a tommy-gun! . . . Add to the growing list of engagements: Bob Dow to Pi Phi Jean Bohnen kamp . . . Ray Dickson’s bril liant new literary masterpiece is called "The Playwright and the Kid Johnny” . . . One of the cut est couples seen at the Military (Please turn to Pane Seven) By BERNIECE DAVIDSON Art for Art’s Sake Three romantic Stanford men with their guitars and mandolines went serenading one night. Their first selection was enthusiasti cally received, but the cops be ing notified of a disturbance con fiscated two of the troubado^jf' The third member, after twc hours of “sliding in muddy ditch es, climbing through barbec wire, and brandishing his guitai at irritated watch-dogs” sneaked into his room a fugitive from in justice and from those who, he thinks, are using the war as an excuse to destroy arts and artists —The Stanford Daily * * Term’s Work A student at Texas Christian university has filled a 12-foot roll of wallpaper, 18 inches wide, with the solution of an advanced cal culus problem. Depending on the worker’s knowledge of underly ing principles, it takes from six weeks to three months to solve the problem. — ^ —The Skiff(P Dimes for Diplomas Each person in a campus liv ing organization at Stanford is asked to contribute 10 cents toward the Dimes for Diplomas campaign. This money will be used after the war to pay the tui tion of senior men who left Stan ford to enter the service. -—The Stanford Daily * * * Women Volunteer Women at the University of California are being mobilized for war activity through voluntt^a registration. The organizat^P plans to work in the following fields: clerical, Red Cross, farm work, canning, entertainment for service men, and surgical dress ing preparation. —Daily Californian.