Oregon W Emerald LOUISE MONTAG ANNAMAE WINSH2P Editor Business Manager MARGUERITE WITTWER GEORGE PEGG Managing Editor Advertising Manager JEANNE SIMMONDS News Editor MARILYN SAGE, WINIFRED ROMTVEDT Associate Editors Leonard Turnbull, Fred Beckwith Co-Sports Editors BYRON MAYO Assistant Managing Editor MARYANN THIELEN Assistant News Editor BERNARD ENGEL Chief Copy Editor TED BUSH Chief Night Editor ANITA YOUNG Women’s Page Editor JACK CRAIG World News Editor BETTY BENNETT CRAMER Music Editor manorial Koara Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Jack Craig, Ed Allen, Beverly Ayer Published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays *no final exam periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice. Eugene, Oregon. Hetitement an Qj^ice . . . The retirement of Frederick M. Hunter from the chancellor ship of the Oregon state system of higher education has pro voked the suggestion from several newspapers that the posi tion be abolished. Even before the chancellor’s retirement, the Eugene Register-Guard advocated this step and pointed out that the chancellorship was established at a time when the presidents of Oregon and Oregon State had not worked out as harmonious and cooperative policies as may he expected now. The Register Guard also urged that the presidents of the state institutions •were hampered in forming strong, progressive policies of their own as long as a higher executive officer administered the whole system. More recently, the East Oregonian has advised the state system to abolish the office and use the salary to bring the pay level of presidents of OSC and Oregon closer to the level of other western college presidents. The editorial listed the following base pay rates at other schools: Washington, $18,000; (Washington State, $12,000; Idaho, $10,000; California, $15,000; UCLA (provost) $12,000. The base pay granted heads of Ore gon’s major institutions is $7,770. As the state system was reorganized in 1932, the chancellor serves as the single administrative head to direct and integrate the entire system. The presidents of the institutions are mem bers of his executive staff and are responsible for the adminis tration of the schools to him and through him to the state board of higher education. The reorganization was effected after the United Slates Office of Education had surveyed the education situation in the state and offered recommendations. At that time, the chancellorship was regarded as necessary, and it still may fill a definite need. Chancellor Hunter has urged that his successor be "a professionally-trained and ex perienced educational leader” to form policies for the system, and he has advised against leaving the system in the hands of the business office. But the suggestions made by the Oregon newspapers have sound reasoning and offer ideas for improving the situation at the individual schools. If a change is to he made, it can most conveniently be made now. • # • Q'lee-k- Jl&xuUf A unanimous vote by existing fraternities at the University recently abolished among men’s Greek living organizations the pre-initiation period of chastisement known as “hell week.” An objective in itself, this move is evidence that men of college standing have outgrown the pointless and sometimes harmful practices usually associated with the clubs and cliques of high school days. It has been said that nothing short of war can bring the rela tive importance of human activities into proper focus. Yet the war has been held accountable for perhaps too many progres sions. Fraternity men have returned, after a two-year fighting leave of absence, to discard a superfluity which they may have discarded anyway. Whatever the bring-about, the abolition of hell week is a step in the direction of maturity. On the feminine side, the majority of Oregon's sororities have long abandoned hell week practices. Yet several women's houses persist in the objectionable custom of hazing initiates. When questioned as to purpose, the reply is generally one in volving the “sanctity of tradition”—an unsatisfactory one. College women cannot rely upon the war for the fabled maturity of mind—yet they demand and are receiving equal opportunities and recognition on a “double standard" campus. It is not too much then to expect from them the same adult standards and wisdoms which led to the abolishment of l'ra ternitv hell week. HITS and MISSES In Current Movies By George Pegg (Editor’s Note: Mr. Pegg, new advertising manager for the Em erald, can write as well as sell ads. Today he is a guest column ist.) Actions speak louder than words in the Spiral Staircase, now showing at the Mayflower, as Dorothy McGuire uses facial ex pressions throughout the play in her part as a deaf mute. Wailing winds and thunderclaps give rise to moments of great suspense as she finds a net of death and sus picion shrouding the old country estate where she is employed. Ethel Barrymore plays the part of a dying woman as perhaps only she could do it. George Brent, her son and an upstanding citizen of the community takes the lead in the male role but a country doc tor also keeps a hand in the ro mantic entanglement. The picture, except for a few short scenes, takes place in a rambling old house, complete with spiral staircase, cobwebbed hall ways, and winecellars. The wea ther is continually inclement to add to the eery atmosphere of the situation. As to the acting, it might be said that Miss McGuire does her self proud as a sensitive, eager to-please orphan, unable to speak for herself. Barrymore portrays the strong-willed mother from her Browsing... With Joe Young Back again . . . registration lines . . . new notebook filler . . . 0800’s . . . Gotta-raise-that-GPA resolu tions to work harder this term . . . campus a little greener . . . days beginning to prompt the carefree abandon sure to break the just mentioned resolutions . . . — UO — A couple of days in Portland ’tween terms . . . Some past performance in Cbi’s loop dis- • trict and some street-car dodging on Frisco’s Market street made Portland driving seem slightly cramped . . . But came through without a scratch except for two apolo getic drivers who tried to test the strength of my rear bump er . . . Weather was foul'-as usual ... — UO — It just wouldn’t be “browsing” without visiting a book shop. . . But all volumes were eclipsed by the charm of the “maitre-de-book four poster bed until—well, until it’s time to get up. George Brent is his usual smooth self but with little force or great opportunity to make his part overly important. There is little room for humor in the Staircase but Elsa Lancaster is comical as a brandy-loving cook for the household. It’s a good picture. 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Another radio actor took the place of Noah. vuui, unpafioivc uaouia refused to be upset when during an eastern broadcast of the Tele phone Hour a couple of weeks ago he broke a string on his violin dur ing a big number of the evening. Conductor Donald Voorhees had to stop the orchestra while a new violin was procured—then the selection was picked up from where they left off and the show went on. Hope a Wreck Last Tuesday night Bob Hope became a mumbling, frustrated wreck when after quipping as the climax of a gag, “The benches in the park were applauding,” the audience failed to hysterically fall out of their seats and foam at the mouth. “Did I leave out a word or say it wrong or just what?” he begged the audience. He continued to mutter about it throughout the program and then broke into Skel ton’s program and tried it out on that audience. Skelton picked it up and played the gag throughout his program. Last night Hope pulled it again and warned the audience that they might as well get used to it because his contract runs for eight years. A shock to the radio world was the deatn of Marlin Hurt, 30-year old actor who had just catapulted to fame on Fibber McGee’s pro gram as Beulah and on to his own starring program. Hurt died sud denly of a heart attack in his home. Uncle Sam Got Him Dix Davis, who plays an adoles cent pain in the neck of about ten yeaTs old as Randolph in “A Date with Judy” and Pinky in “One Man’s Family," has been invited to Uncle Sam's little tea party for the next 18 months. Variety is still passing out awards for the best this and that in radio. The latest to receive the honors are Bing Crosby for all around showmanship on his pro gram, Ralph Edwards for his crea tive inventiveness on T or C and his work for wartime causes, and “E)uffyrs Tavern” for its contribu tion toward improving race rela tions. Drape Shape Perry Como outshone his fellow crooners as far as the drape shape goes when he was chosen as one of the 10 best dressed men in the country by the Custom Tailors Guild of America. Versatile Jean Hersholt of the Dr. Christian shows has just, pub lished his translations of 44 stories by the famed Danish writer, Hans Christian Anderson, and is current ly working on a new series. Of the 160 tales by Andersen, not all have been translated into English. Her sholt estimated that it will take him till 1948 to finish the job. Boatman Lombardo As a result of his winning a free for-all speedboat race during a series of preliminary heats at Miami, Florida, Guy Lombardo is now qualified for the Gold Cup championships to be held in Detroit sometime in September. The cham pionships bring together the country’s finest racers. For the oc casion Guy has purchased a new boat called ”My Sin.” The Chesterfield club will be broadcast 20,000 feet over New York City Friday when the entire cast, including a 25 piece orches tra, takes to the air in a TWA Constellation and ' broadcasts the show. The whole thing is in honor of Perry Como, who will leave on the following morning for Holly wood on a motion picture assign ment. What next? Como seems to jhave done all right in "Dollface,” Giis first picture for 20th Century. stall”. . . a continental accent . , . favorite cities are Vienna and. Prague . . . has decided that filling stations are the curse of the American city-scape . . . offers the outskirts of Alexandria as an ex ample of regional design. . . Who wants to look at print and paper when there is a living volume so interesting . . . for we are all like many books . . . telling a story, daily writing new chapters . . . books of many sizes, shapes, bind ings, colors, moods, and prices. . . Oft times it is interesting read ing—in these living volumes. . . „ — U O — Have enjoyed that Life in a Put ty Knife Factory. . . Have been Lost in the Horse Latitudes. . . Have fallen to the rank of Low Man on the Totem Pole with H. Allen Smith. . . So it is just nat ural evolution to listen to his hu morous nothings in Desert Island Decameron. . . A collection of stories especially desirable if you are an anthology fiend—but even making putty knives out of totem poles in the horse latitudes would be a humorous haven with the Smith appetizer before each laugh entree. . . -Ho used to be worried about the practical nature of the concrete seat half hidden in a bush or two just east of John son hall . . . By a little dig ging around—but not quite enough to fail into the utility tunnel—I find that it is just camouflage for a battery of transformer boxes. . . Speak ing of concrete—just try your soles on the vacation-laid side walk slabs giving new firm footing along the west-cam pus part of Thirteenth street. — U O — ‘v A personal item for T-square buddies and others in AAA who are FLW devotees. . . G. P. Put nam’s Sons have just published My Father Who Is on Earth—the most unconventional of biogra phies as John Lloyd Wright sees Frank Lloyd Wright through the eyes of a contemporary architect as well as through the eyes of a son. . . The solid red-square mark of the father echoes in the chap ters of rebellion, “You can muffle the drums, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?’’ . . . And “lieber meister” Sullivqn and M. Violeet-le-Duc also claim a few pages of this filial portrait of Wright. . . — UO — This columnar collection of words is beginning to sound like a book-nook. . . Perhaps I should heed the words of Charles Laiffb. . . . “He has left off reading alto gether to the great improvement of his originality. . .” THE MOST HONORED WATCH CN THE World’s Fair Grand Prizes, 28 Gold Med als and more honors for accuracy than any other timepiece.