Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 26, 1945, Page 2, Image 2

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Business Manager
News Editor
Acting Managing Editor
Acting Advertising Manager
Acting Sports Editor
Associate Editors
Acting Sports Editors
Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant News Editor
Chief Night Editor
Women’s Page Editor
World News Editor
Music Editor
Editorial Board
Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Jack Craig, Ed Allen, Beverly Ayer
Published daily during the college year except Sundays. Mondays, and holidays and
final exam periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as secon 1-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. _
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“Does it matter, losing your sight? For people will always be
hind,” wrote an embittered veteran of World War I. His
poetry was inspired by the memory of some of the world s fin
est men maimed on the battlefield, celebrated with a hero's re
ception, and then forgotten. He wanted people to remember the
human cost of war and prevent it.
But we have gone through another war and have maimed a
great many more of our country’s young men. We have a
double duty of preventing another war and of helping those
men to resume a normal life.
The AWS has found one way in which University students
may help. For $25 we can purchase one radio to provide enter
tainment and news for a blind veteran. In the next few days
we are asked to contribute whatever we can to buy as many ra
dios as possible for these men.
Because thi is a drive for funds, we are likely to take quite
a charitable view of the situation. But, if we think about it at
all, we will realize that we can't possibly repay them in dollars,
radios, or anything else for the loss of their eyes.
When we donate our coke or cigaret money for these radios,
we are merelv providing them with a form of entertainment that
may help them over some of the rough spots. During these
months and vears while they are hospitalized for treatment or
are being re-educated and trained for a new line of work, a radio
may be their ofilv contact with the world outside of their own
wards or rooms.
Despite some of the sensational articles about the disabled
veteran, we believe that most of these fellows want only to get
back into their usual way of civilian life and have a chance to ad
vance in their work.
Our generation is addicted to radio listening for a variety of
entertainment, news, and even education. We miss having a
radio in our rooms if il is even for a short time. These fellows are
from our generation, and the radio has just become a more useful
article to them.
Let’s contribute for this radio fund in the same way we would
go together to buy a roommate a birthday present or finance a
midnight spread.
eliminate the ^buyilieate...
Kxtra-curricular activities have 1)een gaining1 impetus each
term until they have begun falling over each other—with the
result of less result produced by each. Last year Webfect were
subjected to a YWCA food sale only 18 hours after the pro
ducers of a I’hi Theta food sale folded up their card tables.
Mouse members ate twisties and ice cream for breakfast, lunch
and dinner for three weeks straight.
One confused evening' witnessed the presentation of seven
sorority dances and a \YAA carnival. Kwama was grinding’ out
the functions of a h'rosh Council to promote activities among
members of the freshman class while, at the same time, Phi
Theta L’psilon was promoting activity among members of the
freshman class with a Pig Sister program.
In themselves, these plans were not without merit. But
lack of coordination and pre-planning gave the students too
much of a good thing at one time.
However, now the situation seems to be on the wav to be
ing remedied. Last Friday night the presidents of YWCA.
AW S. WAA, Panhellenic, l’hi Theta Vpsilon, Kwama, Mor
tar Board, (.hides. Heads of Houses; an officer of the Inter
dorm Councilthe dean and assistant dean of women, and the
executive secretary of the YW CA met to formulate a plan.
Thus, the Women's Coordinating Council was horn.
This council, meeting monthly, will require every living and
activity organization to submit to them, at least one term in
advance, a calendar of its activities such as dances, assemblies,
sales and driv es. At meetings of WCC these events will be ar
Nothing really new about the
campus. Except the freshman, 400
new men, , and a few additional
courses. But anyone will tell you
it’s good to be back. What is it
about Oregon that won’t let you
leave until you’ve finished four
years. And you are going to
finish four years, aren’t you ?
The Side has a new coat of
paint—and so do the gals that
languish in it. Everybody’s still
playing his own version of bridge,
and the place is bluer than ever
with smoke.
Note to the freshmen: Be sure
and pick “popular” friends, like
people who' always hang out in
the Side, because it's sooooo em
barassing to go in there and walk
all the way around the booths
without finding one person that
you know. Oh, how many times
has that happened?
Self-Styled Pin-Ups
Teeter’s still taking pictures.
The freshmen act natural when
he’s around, but just watch the
juniors and seniors. They’ll knock
down a friend to be noticed in a
picture. When Teeter was aiming
his camera from the balcony at
registration, one upperclassman
even stood on a table for atten
tion. Don’t let any of them tell you
that they’re above this kind of
The Mill Race is polluted again,
or should we say yet. Just imagine
taking a fraternity pin (and they
are coming back you know) on the
shores of a stifling slough.
Influencing Customers
People still know that they can
get “just everything” at Keith’s.
And even after a summer vacation
he remembers your name—even if
you were only a stamp customer.
Traditionally, the upperclassmen
are still compelling freshmen to
attend certain assemblies. And
traditionally the freshmen all go.
These things haven’t changed one
bit. And neither will the regular
routine of study table, house work
duties, and activities that’s soon
to come. Now we’re living in rain
coats and wooden shoes—and the
California girls will begin griping
as usual. But we don't mind.
Well, my buzzer just rang. It’s
hell to be so popular. As I said,
Oregon hasn’t changed a bit.
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To those of you who are accus
tomed to reading only the column
directly to the right by my
honored colleague, I might say
that occasionally there is good
listening material mentioned in
this section also. Don’t let “Bones"
intoxicate you with his “groovy
platter clatter" to the extent that
you are oblivious to such stuff as
the new album of “Boris Godoun
off” by Moussourgsky.
This new Victor release is sung
in Russian and, in my opinion, is
superior in many ways to any
other album of the famed opera.
Boris, at its best, is a thrilling
and dramatic work, full of native
color and pathos. Alexander Kip
nis, renowned basso of the Metro
politan opera, recreates many
scenes with true artistry.
The Victor symphony orchestra
is conducted by Nicolai Berezow
sky and the outstanding choral
work is handled by Robert Shaw.
Another added feature, (included
in the album), is the nine page
illustrated text which tells the
entire story of the opera. There
are five records in this release.
Musical Refreshment
To the romantic minded, the
new issue of Strauss-Dorati's
“Der Rosenkavalier” suite is a
must for fall listening. Its per
formance by Eugene Goossens and
the Cincinnati symphony orchestra
is especially refreshing and en
The music is gay, reflecting the
inimitable court life in Austria
during the reign of Maria Theresa.
I promise that whoever hears this
album will be whistling the themes
immediately . . . it’s that kind of
music. Only three records in this
A popularly unknown conductor,
Desire Defauw, leads the Chicago
Symphony in a beautiful perform
ance of “Cephale et Procris" (Airs
de Ballet. This delicate 18th Cen
tury ballet music is just the thing
to soothe those Freshman Week
frustrations. The energetic Tam
bourin, romantic Menuetto, and
vigorous concluding Gigue is
played with superb tonal delicacy.
It costs but one dollar and is well
worth it.
Jose and Jazz
The name of Jose Iturbi is well
known to all varieties of music
lovers, and his recent recording of
two popular numbers by Morton
Gould is a rare combination of
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ranged and coordinated to avoid repetition and duplication—
and the greatest benefit to students can lie achieved. In addi
tion, WCC plans to increase the efficiency of the organization
involved in freshman activities, a problem to be solved at the
next meeting of this much-needed group. . *
*74e Solely Value...
So you don’t like the housing situation? Or you think tra
ditions are silly? Or you think someone or something is worthy
of a little public praise?
The Emerald is your safety valve. Through letters to the
editor, you may voice your gripe or your praise for the Uni
versity, its activity, or its way of doing things. The best of
the letters—those which state the point clearly and briefly and
which have a basis in fact—will be printed on the editorial
pages when they are received.
The Emerald's edit page should be the means of expressing
opinions for all students and not just for the small group which
is attached to the Emerald upper staff. Shackrats, however ac
tive they may be in other fields, cannot possibly know the inside
situation of every campus activity, organization, or classroom.
Letters to the editor bring to light many matters deserving
investigation or explanation.
All letters must be signed, of course, although the name need
not appear in the paper.
Although the Emerald could not solve all the problems that
could be presented, it can focus attention on them and possibly
bring about correction.
Your use of the letters to the editor column will make the
Emerald in fact the voice of the students of the University of
Hello, all you lucky people, and
welcome back to the old rat race.
And especially groovy greeting
the freshman class and all of you”
returning G.I.'s. Good to have you
back. I hope to see a lot of you hip
characters out diggin the mellow
jive. May hap this column will
provide the impetus to convert
you to the righteous music.
Perhaps a word of explanation
is needed about my writings.
I leave all the classical shout
ing to my better half (see adjoin
ing column). I do not write about
such characters as Clammy Kaye,
Guy Lumbago, or Finky Martin.
I do not discuss their platters, for
space is too short, and their music
bores me, anyhow.
I do not discuss cowboy music,
for it leaves me cold and shudder
I do discuss music that comes
under the heading of jazz, swing,
jing, swazz or what you will. Some
of it may not reach the de-aired
heights, but it is still righteous.'^
The Hip Characters
I do discuss those hip characters
that make this music possible. And
I hope to make their names as
familiar to you as they are to me.
I will try to let you know where
the better bands are playing, so
that you may sit and drool in the
nearest saucer (don’t get any on
your new suit), and wish that you
were there. And also what is doing
in the centers of stomp and sweat.
I will, every so often, bring to
your attention problems that are
facing musicians and the public
alike. Which leads into the follow
ing pitch.
The War is over. That is, the
war “over there”. But back on the
home front a war is still being
fought. A war against the forces
of racial bigotry.
Don’t look startled, Betty Co-EkJ,
or you either, ex-G.I. There are
plenty of us who are not aware
of the forces at work within our
ranks, either intentionally or un
intentionally .
Racial' Bigotry
Recently Benny Carter, Negro
bandleader and alto man, was in
volved in a law action to force him
to move from his Hollywood home.
Carter's rights were upheld. This
was a civilian case of racial
Also, quite recently, an officer,
who had served two years in the
Pacific, was heard making dispar
aging remarks about a couple of
Orientals near him, one of whom
was wearing on honorable dis
charge button. He continued in the
usual and familiar tirade against
other groups, who because of color,
race, or creed should not be elig
ible for citizenship, in his opinion
“Just being born in America:
does not make you an American.”
There, Jack, is a very wise say
ing. But this character, wth his
general views based on a narrow
intolerance, is a very fine demon
stration of this fact. Even his serv
ice in the armed forces had not
accomplished his Americanization,
leaving his “democratic ideals”
What can be done about it ?
Education can help. Not only of
the other races, but of our own
The Musical Score
Music can help. Music has
helped. Recently a young Negro
musician Rudolph Dunbar, won
the respect ^nd applause of 3,500
German civilians by conducting
the Berlin philharmonic. They
went away with the feeling that
here was a man whobi they could
respect. And you all know the_
effect that popular music has had
toward winning the Negro
The people of Europe do not
have the racial bigotry that is
found in the U.S. That is why so
many of the better Negro musi
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