Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 24, 1946, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon It Emerald
Business Manager
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
Leonard Turnbull, Fred Beckwith
Co-Sports Editors
Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant News Editor
Chief Copy 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 holiday* ma
■nal exam periods by the Associated Students, University oi Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon,
Sandlot baseball players may look pretty sad in comparison
with major league stars, but the kid ball players may be the big
baseball names of the coming generation. In a like manner, the
freshmen nominations and elections may seem to be a minor
affair alongside of the spring term ASUO elections and, es
pecially, alongside of national elections, but they also serve as
the training ground for future campus leaders and active
Party maneuvers, the nominations, and the elections for the
class of ’49 may he quieter but just as true to traditional prac
tices as the coming student body elections. It is true that the
class officers will not have any very heavy responsibilities and
that both parties will he able to get representation if a reason
able number of students vote. The importance of the elections
lies in the attitude of the freshmen and in their concern for
fair election practices,
%If the freshmen accept dictation on how to vote and if they
let upperclassmen run their- elections instead of making their
own decisions, politics will he going-its traditional way at
Oregon. However, the freshmen can start their political and
governmental life on the campus by showing an individual
interest in procedures and candidates. v
The hope that a merit system can evolve is not too far
fetched, but it remains just a hope until it is given some practi
cal application. The freshmen can lay the groundwork before
they fall prey to the common assumption that the old system
cannot he changed.
QacJz with a Staty . . .
Lcs Anderson was the A$UO president in 1942-43 when
Oregon was most busily engaging in-the conversion from a
peacetime to a wartime basis. Today he is back, in the midst of
the reconversion, to tell his fellow Webfoots about his ex
periences as a lieutenant-in the infantry in Europe.
lie returned a little too late to fulfill the hope he expressed
at the send-off rally for the enlisted reserve corps in April, 1943,
the hope that at “the first homecoming after the armistice we
may all gather again for a reunion on our campus.” But he
will receive a personal homecoming tribute from Oregon
students who hear him at the assembly today.
IIis views on World War If will be more interesting to
University students because they are the impressions of a for
mer member of their group and one who left school to enter the
army. Hecau-se of his work with the Russians in Austria, per
haps he will be able to add detail or discount falsehoods in the
popular conception of Russian troops.
Whatever stories he wishes to tell, Lcs will find an
audience interested in his words as those of a fellow student
reporting back to Oregon after three years.
. Rainy weather is a driving hazard as well as an incon
venience in Oregon. During the month of December, there were
nine fatal accidents in the state as a result of skidding on
slippery road surfaces. When it's good weather for ducks, it's
often dangerous weather for Webfoots.
Telling the Editor
About Representation
In recent publications of the
Emerald and Old Oregon, I have
found several articles on the pro
posed U of O constitution. This
new constitution for the University
was purportedly a pattern from
our own country’s constitution; a
constitution which is democratic.
Yet, in studying the form subjected
to the executive council, I find that
this form smells to high heaven.
Democracy is based on a govern
ment of, by, and for the people,
and not for any particular clique.
Since when does' the constitution
limit representation by where an
individual may live ?
I am under the impression that
it was based on the NUMBER of
people and NOT where they lived.
Many persons who are now attend
ing the University live off the
campus in private homes because
the housing shortage is so acute.
Also, veterans are living off the
campus. There are also some
houses which do NOT have 26 men
or women living there. Are all
these persons not to be represent
ed? And if not, WHY? Of course!
The idea of the student congress
wag a Greek idea, but that doesn't
mean that the Greeks should rule
the campus from now on. The
membership, the way it is set up,
now allows for only 20 indepen
dent representatives; yet,- there
are more independents on the cam
pus than Greeks, and the pay-off'
is that the Greeks get a total of
33 representatives! Should Mr.
Allen’s sly plan to accomplish the
subjugation of the independents
succeed? Why did Mr. Craig, Mr.
Dana, and Mr. Larsen, the inde
pendent members of the commit
tee, allow such a document to be
published, knowing that their
names would be associated with
it ? By all means a change is need
ed but one for the better, not for
the worse!
Check Articles II, and V of the
proposed constitution, keeping in
mind that there normally are 17
frats and 16 sororities, while there
are but 19 independent living or
ganizations. Think it over, brother,
it’s your school, and the matter is
entirely up to you! What are you
going to do? It’s your govern
ment; so, think and then act!!
H. J. W.
Jam for Breakfast
Credits to Molly Connell for intelligent and well-done
answer to my appropriately criticized “blood and guttish”
letter to studes. You carve me, Molly, and say the whole thing
better. Apologies to thinking Ducks.
Profile No. 4: Bob MacFadden. Graduated with B.S. in
music in June ’42. Uncle held up his induction until cloth and
PYPrncPC riraffprl fViroo rlawo affor c«T?*
Lewis. Thence to Camp Roberts,
California, for basic infantry train
ing. To Ft. Meade, Maryland, for
4 months more basic and over.
Torpedoed, or mined, in mid-Atlan
tic to pull back for Bermuda and
change ships.
Finally to Casablanca, minus In
grid, for two months of playing
jobs with 314th. A. S. F. band for
"congress’ gentlemen’’ and a few
enlisted men. Among others, played
Allied club in Casablanca five
nights per week and even P. Lorre
dropped in for a scotch occasional
ly. To Oran for 4 months stay. At
last to Naples and civilization
(meaning different type of tent).
Hit there in Nov., 1943, for more
officers’ dances.
Now to Caserta
To Caserta (after leaving Naples
the night Vesuvius blew its top).
After more brass functions to
staging area for post-D-Day-land
ing in southern France. Hit said
country on D plus 17 at Plain de
la Tour. By motor convoy to the
north, winding up two months later
at Epinal, seven kilos from the
front (which was considered as
safe as New York at the time).
Got as far into Reichsland as
Worms; then to Namur, Belgium,
ending it all at Antwerp and the
boat home. During 32 months
overseas sojourn, Mac was bombed
at Naples by the poor-aiming
“bombardieren,” and strafed at
Epinal by a couple of low-flying
Nazi fighters, while playing cards
(Mac, not the jerries). Hit Boston
September, 1945, and out in Octo
ber, same year. He’s a Pi Kap and
plays lead tram in Hallock's bunch.
Jazz. Yearly Out
The new Esquire jazz yearly for
1945 is out (in Portland at least)
and should be on local newsstands
soon. Good buy. This time deals
with Chicago style and history.
.Polls in same prove that Diz Gil
lespie has created a type of play
ing and thinking that will be. and
is, copied by millions of the na
tion's musicians. If you are not
familiar with that idea, catch any
of his Guild affairs with Charlie
Parker’s alto, Remo Palmieri’s
guitar and Clyde Hart’s piano.
Find (how silly) this week's
Look magazine for an excellent
pic series on the Herman Herd and
their $100 per week band boy. A
bit disenchanting (right spelling,
Hoyt?), but true story of what
glory lies behind an 802 card.
People who have been invited-to
Herb Widmer’s tonight’s audition
will find an earnest and very good
young tenor man, plus side men
who know what they are about.
Playing “pretty for the people’’ is
an idea that will please many, after
the-they have been listening
to for the past three years. Sig
Ep house is the place. Time is 4
Musicians Note I
All campus union musicians:
(Please turn to page three)
By Rex Gunn
Satan journeyed westward out
of the gates of hell to seek for his
dominion an earthly parallel.
And deep in earthly paradise
within an island realm, he found
a hellish section that astonished
even him.
“Why, this is a truer hell than
mine,” he cried in utmost glee,
“I blush to think such wickedness
has grown unsown by me.
“But rest assured, ye mortals,
who quite unbid so true, have
Served my- earthly purpose, I’ll
serve your purpose too.
Satan turned and beckoned an
oriental aide who bore a fleet of
warships—an ocean barricade.
“Let’s get a rumpus started,
there’s nothing I love more; they’ll
get a rush of business like they’ve
never had before.
“I send a million servicemen to
lavish them with gold and I’ll plant**
a million arguments to get them
in the fold,
“I’ll scourge the dirge of virtue
till it bolts in disarray arid I’ll
swell the tide of River street to
spur it on its way.
"But more than that, I promise
that before this time shall be there
shall come among their number a
mortal born of me.”
Thus speaking, Satan vanished,
but his words were proven true,
and here’s the things that happen
ed, that still can and sometimes do.
Shortly afterward—in Paradise
—on River street—a mist rose out
the Ala Wai canal and left—and
then came this:
The Beginning
Christie Pearl had auburn hair,
an incredibly tiny face; the eyes
were green, a sensuous sheen of
varied depth, the lashes crept t<f“~
preludial tendrils—the brows’ pre
The nose was pert and firmly
bridged for what there was, (there
wasn’t much), on the dominant
lip the rosebud touch emplaced
itself, the nostril clutch releasing
rights allowing it a curving height.
The underlip pouted full, matched
the molten sensual effect that
framed the face in its entirety—
angel or imp, which might she be?
Well, I don’t know, but soon the
tale unfolds—you make your own
Clips and Comments
By Carley L. Hayden
From the Oregon State Barome
ter—"We have figuratively stuck
out our necks in berating the boo
ing and poor sportsmanship dem
onstrated by Duck rooters at last
Saturday’s game in Eugene.” Par
don the comment, but The Beavers
seem to be unduly “eager” in their
The University of Kansas all
student council is attempting to
save its traditions and crack down
on rules by appointing a smoking
chairman. Offenders will be
brought before the student court
and punished in accordance with
council constitutional law.
For the first conviction a fine of
$2 to $5 will be imposed. For the
Second conviction, a $5 to $10 fine
will be inflicted. Third conviction
offenders face possible expulsion
from school for the semester. There
are specified places on the campus
where smoking is allowed. This
is a rigid ruling. Wonder if they
will get results?
New Grade Scale
At the tlniversity of Kansas \
brilliant students have come forth i
with something new. A certain
student decided that term papers
were graded by placing them on a
scale and weighing them. In the
middle of the paper he wrote, "If
you read this far, I’ll buy you a
coke.” Haven't yet heard the out
come or grade. You wouldn’t' go
broke though, cokes are only a
One of the men at Syracuse uni-,
versity decided to take a census
as to how the average college stu
dent spends his leisure hours. In
his report he stated that about 45
percent was alloted to movies, 40
percent to cokes and bull sessions,
10 percent to bridge games, and 5
percent to reading Women’s Home
Companion or the Ladies’ Home
Catching Wily Women
Down Southern Cal way 100 per
cent of the men spend 100 percent
of the time trying to catch wily
females and conversely the same
percentage of women spend the
same percentage of their time try
ing to be wily, but at- the same
time being clever enough to make
the poor, bewildered male think
that she is worth the trouble, time,
and money. Ah, yes!
“Harmony was the thing” at
Southern Cal last Friday night
when all-Greek men sang such
crooning songs as “After Dark,”
“Smoke Rings,” “Man Without
Woman” and “Medley.” This In
terfraternity Songfest was a cam
pus activity that has been missing
from the University during the
war. One novelty and one frater
nity song was given by each par
ticipating fraternity.