Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 09, 1945, Section 1, Page 6, Image 6

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Jane Richardson. Phyllis Perkins, Viriginia
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Bjorg Hansen. Executive Secretary
Flora Furrow, Women’s Editor
Jeanne Simmonds. Assistant Managing Editor
Winifred Romtvedt. Assistant News Editor
Darrell Boone. Photographer
Betty Bennett. Musk Editor
Phyllis Ainacher, World News Editor
Gloria Campbell. Mary K. Minor
Wally Adams. Sports Editor
Norris Yales, Edith Newton
Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and
final examination periods by the Associated Students. University ot Oregon
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice. Eugene, Oregon
Unbeknownst to manv University students, a compulsory
athletic card stew is brewing down at the state legislature.
Some years ago the people of the state defeated a legislature
hill giving the hoard authority to charge the fees. Now there
lias been a renewal of the movement, to give the board power
to charge a compulsory alhletic fee in th schools of the
state system of higher education.
Main argument advanc 1 for the hill ; . .1 it will allow
the athletic department to broaden its extracurricular activity
field so that more students may participate. The emphasis,
then, would no longer he placed on sports bringing in large
gate receipts. Most institutions on the coast have such an
a rrangement.
The l\egister-( luard in arguing for the proposal declares
that tin.' idea of submitting the plan to the students is unwise,
feeling that it would he better to “leave it to the board’s good
judgment to say what fees should he and when."
(Mi the contrary, we feel that the students are the very per
sons who should he consulted. It is their money which would
pav for the accelerated athletic program, and it is for their
benefit that such a program would he inaugurated.
We don't mean necessarily that the legislature should turn
over the plan to the student bodies of the various schools and
abide therein bv the decisions.
\\ hat we would like to see is a poll taken on each of the
campuses involved to he used as an indication of student
thought on the plan and a guide in deciding its merits and
;icl\ isabilit v.
The result, we feel certain, would mean an improvement in
the relations between the state legislature and the state schools
of higher education.
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/! Jie^ar± deception
hast weekend an Oregon alum came to Eugene to see the
( Irvgon ( >Sl' game. 'I' 11 i>. particular alum has made a name for
himself in bundling missions on the continent and has just
returned from overseas. W hile he attended the University, he
v. as prominent in campus activities.
When he tried to lutv tickets for the game he was told to
come hack at 7 Saturday night and stand in line. Earlier in the
Vick tickets were sold freelv. Then a limited number were to
1 e field out for sale Saturdav night.
I snails that’s a good practice, lint couldn't a few excep
tions be made for ( >rcgon men in the sen ice who spend precious
time from their furloughs to visit their campus?
The praise that we give their war serv ice is very empty if
t\ c can't show theilt small courtesies when tlicv come hack.
WhrJJi Hie escape? o . .
'This weekend the Oregon basketball team starts its plav
oils with Washington State at Pullman. The outcome of the
game will put the winning loam one step nearer the champion
l ulcss something is done about broadcasting the game
here, however, most students will have to wait for the morn
ing papers to know the score. The station at Pullman will I
hroadca t the game, but not too mam radio set on the campus
can tum in on am thing but local stations.
K. S. W ood, assistant professor of speech and dramatic arts,
s tv s tha t for $75 the station here could, broadcast from tele
phone reports of the game. The University cannot finance it.
If students and townspeople will contribute the 875, we can
bear the results of the first play-off contest l'ridav night.
A total of b’.SoJ academic degrees hav e been granted bv the
I niversitv of W isconsin since the first class was graduated
i. i 1854.
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Purely Mechanical
Opening of three war training'
courses to begin this month was
announced by the University of
Minnesota. All thre of the courses,
welding design and inspection;
heating, ventilating', and air con
ditioning; and applied hydraulics,
will require employment in war
work for which this training is
Suspension of Bridge
Card playing in the University
of Cincinnati’s Grill has been for
bidden between 11:33 a.m. and 1
p.m. by the head of their Union
Board. He declared that service
and table facilities are not ade
quate enough to permit card play
ing during the noon hour and “it
this situation fails to clear up im
mediately, more drastic steps will
have to be taken.”
Who knows, he might even go
around trumping their aces if they
don’t watch out.
The Run of the Campus
Men on the OSC campus will be
running like h&!t>#lt>&?? Thurs
tay ; veen noon and 6 o’clock as
it’s proclaimed Sadie Hawkins Day
over there. The poor unfortunates
who are caught will be hauled ofi
to a dance in Memorial Union ball
room where winners of the Daisy
Mae foot race and beard contests
will also be announced.
Members of the Daily North
western staff attended a relax
and-play party after the last paper
of this quarter was issued. Every
one who went was required to wear
a costume which represented a
Northwestern news event or per
sonality of the year.
Prizes for the best costumes
were awarded and any resemblance
between such costumes and libel
suits were hastily overlooked.
* * *
Every Wednesday afternoon at
Montana State university, students
and faculty can get together in
the Student Union lounge for free
coffee, free conversation, and a
free exchange of opinions uninhib
ited by classroom walls.
More and more students and pro
fessors are attending this “coffee
hour” but whether they’re taking
advantage of the free refreshments
or the free conversation we
couldn't say.
Student at co-op: This book will
Jo half your work for you Second
itudent: Great, I'll take two.
Dean Earl Just Missed
Picking Coaching Career
The fact that the male population on the University of Qn^
gon campus has greatly decreased since the war, does not seem
to lesson the work of the dean of men, Virgil D. Earl.
After graduating from the University in 1906 with a BA
and an MA in 1932, and attending the Oregon Law School
from 1909 to- 1910, Dean Earl commenced his career in educa
tional work. Beginning as an instructor, from 1906 to 1907 at
the Lewiston, Idaho, high school, [
he then went to Jefferson, Oregon,
where he w'as appointed principal
of the high school, and superinten
dent of the grade schools. From
1908 to 1912, the dean remained
as an instructor at Washington
high school, and then in 1912 be
came head of the mathematics de
partment. In 1919 he was appoint
ed principal of the Astoria high
In 1923 Dean Earl came to Ore
gon as director of athletics and
served in that capacity until 1930
when he took over his present po
sition as dean of men.
F>esides his regular work as
dean, Virgil Earl has taken an ac
tive part in student activities,
serving for four years as adviser
on the ASUO executive council.
Almost Became Coach
“Ever since I came back to the
University in 1923,” reported Dean
Earl, “I have been especially in
terested in athletics, .and for a
while was manager of the track
team. In fact, coaching almost be
:ame my career.”
When queried about his work,
the dean replied, “Well, of course
you know our main responsibility
lies in solving and advising the stu
dents with their various problems,
but I am also head of the student
loan fund, which is a job in itself.
Oftentimes we handle $ 125,000 a
Like many in his profession,
Dean Earl's duties will become
more complicated as the war draws
on and the veterans begin to re
turn. “I’m trying to help them in
the adjustments of their affairs
and their start of an educational
program. It is estimated that at
least 25 per cent of those qualified
for an education will return to
college and the estimate of Ore
gon’s returning veterans is from
3,000 to 5,000.
Women Veterans, Too
“But you must remember, vet
erans are not men alone. Already
two returning women have en
rolled for next spring term and
this is expected to be the beginning
of a procession of girls from the
service who are entitled to some
of the benefits. Our greatest prob
lem lies in the housing project for
the married couples and those with
Dean Earl has written a number
of research papers, though not
the sake of publication, but more
for their fundamental value in his
A family man, Dean Earl has
both a son and a daughter. His
daughter, Mary Elizabeth, is mar
ried to a lieutenant stationed at
Washington, D. C.
For his off campus activities,
the dean has chosen to make gar
dening his hobby.
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