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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1944)
Oregon W Emerald
Bjorg Hansen, Executive Secretary
Betty French Robertson, Women’s Editor
Winifred Romtvedt, Assistant News Editor
Darrell Boone, Photographer
Flora Furrow, Assistant Managing Editor
Gloria Campbell, Mary K. Minor
Betty Bennett, Music Editor
Phyllis Amacher, World News Editor
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and
final examination periods by the Associated Students. University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
^Jhe 9dea WgA . . .
We talk a great deal about liberal arts and each one has
his own personal definition for the term. Its outlines are vague,
its purpose is abstract, and its results are controversial. But we
all nurse a hazy notion that education is somewhat based upon
the principles suggested by the term and we are quick to
encourage any individuals or organizations who are pledged
to promote its welfare upon the campus. Odeon, the annual
student creative art show was the most important outcome
of a few individuals’ enthusiasm for the liberal arts, that this
University has ever witnessed. There have been tentative steps
and motions towards the same goal on the part of many persons
on the campus and for the most part, the average student has
been wholeheartedly' if somewhat bewildercdly behind the
The Browsing Room in the library has been originated purely
and entirely upon the idea of liberal arts. It was fostered by a
number of intelligent faculty members with the view in mind
of affording for the student a place of mental relaxation where
he could pursue whatever reading matter appealed to his own
The idea was not that it should evolve either into a study
room or a room for complete physical relaxation. The student's
own room is for the latter and the library has provided con
venient study hulls for the former. Tt was furnished beautifully
and expensively by those interested in such a purpose, so that
the student not only has a room to browse in at leisure, hut
also is surrounded bv furniture and equipment few libraries
are able to boast of.
The Browsing Room is there for the use of all. It is to be
treated with respect by those who do appreciate its facilities.
Although the student does not encounter signs forbidding ink
in the room, his own good taste should warn him that the rugs
on the Hour and the furniture precludes any such treatment.
Neither does the purpose of the room permit any display of
leg-art by coeds nor a general atmosphere of sleep and nodding
The originator of the room had in mind the intelligent stu
dent, devoted to the aesthetic pursuits of a liberal arts training
and strongly hacked by respect and appreciation for the beau
tiful and costly, it should never happen that any institution
should have to regret an action which provided students with
the means for recreational reading; an action which was based
upon the most generous of principles—liberal arts.
Tbon't 2>siOfz 9t . . .
Krnpty cigeratte packages, candy bar wrappers, Co-op re
ceipts, old Kmcralds, paper matches, and torn pieces of paper-—
a description of a trash can or waste paper basket? No, just a
list of objects which cover our grass.
It seems that the campus lias been turned into a giant trash
pile where students may deposit all their unwanted bits of
scrap paper. Obviously the result isn't exactly pleasing- to
There are several trash cans in front of the library yet verv
little use is made of them. There are waste paper baskets in
all the buildings. It takes just a little effort to put vour cast
off papers in the baskets supplied for that purpose, rather than
tossing them casually onto the campus grounds.
We grant that the practice of throwing waste paper onlv
into the baskets or trash cans may force you to carrv an empty
cigarette package around with you for a short time. And we
know that when you have finished eating the last peanut, it is
so easy to crumple up the sack and throw it away, but the
appearance of our campus is worth some thought and effort.
We are always talking about how- nice our campus looks;
we point with pride to the big trees and green grass. We should
also have enough pride to keep the ground free from messy
There are no regulations requiring students to throw their
waste paper into the proper receptacles. It's up to the students
themselves to do so voluntarily, not because someone will pun
ish them for an infraction of a rule, but because they want to
have a neat and clean campus.
I Ho-Hum I
By OKIN WEIR
The story being told that the
great Barney Koch, Sigma Chi, is
thinking seriously of returning to
mighty Oregon if Jean Villair,
ADPi, thinks much of the idea, but
then again comes the question of
what about Bobby?
Will the li’l gal who has been
leaving red stains on the pure lips
of Bill O’Hearn in broad daylight
please either give the boy a hanky
or at least think of his reputation.
Herb "handsome brute" Hoff
man seems to have forgotten all
about Maudie Branneley and now
is devoting all of his precious mo
ments to one imported Long Beach
lady. By the way, we wonder who
Maudie will ask next for a date?
Speaking of handsome brutes,
we’ve noticed that Jim- "beach
comber” McGregor seems to be
having great times keeping com
pany with dreamy-eyed Jayne
Sorry to say, we are unable to
explain the reported nightly-noises
around the brick Pi Phi house, but
you can be assured that the pant
ing sound you hear is Hal Schick,
968 club lad, who is more than a
little infatuated with a Pi Phi
maiden by the name of Janet
Sally Timmens, that noted Gam
ma Phi pledge, is going all out to
enchant the male sex cold ( ?) Sat
urday evenings by warbling sweet
nothings to the gay and happy
kiddies at the noted Persian room.
What is all this chatter con
cerning Marilyn Sage taking the
job as chief siren in a little red
fire engine belonging to a husky
campus lad ?
Just as a cure for the curiosity
of many, will Hal Martin be so
kind as to inform 1899 students as
to just which Pi Phi he actually
goes with ?
George Luoma, one of the many
happy youngsters from the school
of law, seems to be quite con
cerned and grieved over the illness
of Jean Grashorn, Alpha Chi. We
hope for Jean’s speedy recovery and
return so our Georgie will be his
old sweet self again.
With blissful looks of complete
contentment, Fran Anderson and
Paul Smith are making one beau
tiful romance even more so. In all
seriousness, this looks like it could
be the real thing —• so say her
blessed sorority sisters.
Someone just told us that Gene
McPherson is minus one ATO pin
but hopes to have another one soon.
Could this be true or is it just
Happy Don Dyer, Phi Delt, is
rumored to be working on the sly
with a popular redhead from
Hendricks (hall) and Miss Suther
land, Pi Phi. Tsk, Tsk, such a tri
angle. Ho Hum.
"Dead Man Eyes"
It Started With Darwin
By ELIZABETH HAUGEN
“We are descendants (broadly speaking) of the apes. Why
be ashamed of our ancestry?” is the substance of Clarence Daj^
20-year better-seller, “This Simian World. ’
As are our monkey relatives, we are gregarious, garrulous,
and endowed with unbounded curiosity and energy.
Now, if we were a race of super panthermen, he proceeds,
we should have infinite grace and
much better control of our sex
lives. Cats’ desire is seasonal, thus
they have the remainder of the
year for aesthetic pursuits. Cat
men would be shrewd, artistic, al
most painfully clean; they would
need little government control, al
though they would think nothing
of killing another catman while on
the way to dinner, if their passions
were suddenly aroused.
Any species—ants, eagles, tur
tles, goats, buffalo—had their na
tures and other circumstances been
different, might have been destined
to rule the world. But all evidence
seems to point the crooked finger
of suspicion at the simians. Thus
they apparently must carry the
blame for propagating a race
which has thrown the world into
its present state of confusion.
Taking an isolated stand, Day
injects himself into the time when
the fathers of the human race were
just emerging from the wild, ape
like stages. As a prophet of that
period he looks into the future and
sees this new genus, always striv
ing for a higher goal, but not
strong enough to live without re
ligion; developing the use of its
hands, and making marvelous in
ventions. . . .
It’s 100 pages of amusing, satir
ical, and penetrating study of hu
man characteristics, reveal a real
understanding of man hopping and
chattering from place to place,
showing a feverish interest in ev
eryone else’s affairs, seeking con
stantly for praise and recognition,
and “expressing” himself in such
ways as writing down what he
thinks about books, etc.
After reading, in an unsimian
manner, this simian work, one
feels like beating the chest, throw
ing back the head, and emitting a
joyous, completely simian shriek.
We’re lucky! Suppose our an
cestors had been unicorns.
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invite you to come in
and warm yourselves,
while you enjoy re
freshments and relax
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