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

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    Page 2 DAILY EMERALD Wednesday, April 24, 1946
Oregon %' Emerald
Business Manager
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
Art Litchman, Tommy Wright
Co-Sports Editors
Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant News Editor
Chief Copy 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 tmo
Anal exam periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the poctoffice. Eugene, Oregon.
fyaad lab famine . . .
Saving food for famine on the campus does not necessarily
mean eating less. Meals at living organizations seldom are
bounteous; and many a coed purposely sticks to a minimum
It does mean substitution and prevention of waste.
The University conservation program will be centered
around this plea of President Truman’s emergency committee:
Cut waste and eat less wheat products, fats and oils—substi
tuting foods that are plentiful. Reduce the use of bread and other
wheat products by 40 per cent; fats and oils by 20 per cent.
In many living groups it would be difficult to eat less wheat
products; the amount of bread and cereal consumed is not great.
Because they are hard to find, the amount of butter, oleomar
garine, and cooking fats and oils has already been cut.
Probably the best chance for saving is the prevention of
waste. Each house should see that more food than can be con
sumed is not cooked and served. Leftovers, even though the
diners know that they are leftovers, should be utilized. No
bread or butter should be thrown away.
These, suggestions are obvious'; but it is up to each house
to act. When people in Europe and Asia are near starvation,
every slice of bread and each pat of butter counts.
In sponsoring the food for famine campaign on the campus,
Druids needs every ounce and every pound of material support
we can give.
* * *
Now that Easter is over and the food for famine campaign
is underway, it’s time to start that diet you planned for after
# • •
fy>uun the dank*.
Emerald workers of the khaki years nicknamed her the Little
Beaver. In two years she has lost the diminutive, but her
chances of discarding the rest of the tag are slim.
As editor of the Emerald for 1946-47, Marguerite Wittwer
•will find plenty of exercise for her capacity for work. Looking
ahead, she can see some of the problems the campus will face—
crowded classrooms, housing shortages, overworked and under
paid faculty, and all the other conditions caused by the increased
enrollment. Her job will be to keep the students informed of the.
•University’s affairs and to share in the solutions of the prob
lems peculiar to the year.
In the Emerald tradition, she has come up through the ranks
of the news room and steps into the editor’s position with three
years of training in tracking down University news. That
training, plus the personal qualities she puts into her work, won
her the position of editor. Applied next year, it will win for
the Emerald the recognition of the University and national
/Jmebicatt*Gaunt . . .
The choice of a Rose Festival princess by the students ol
Commerce high school in Portland is one of the most encourag
ing' features of race relations in Oregon since the pre-war daj*s
In selecting a Chinese student to represent the school in the
court of Rosaria, Commerce students did not self-conscious^
wave the banner of democracy. They recognized, in their elec
tion. that beauty, brains, and personality.are not racial but in
dividual characteristics.
When that realization sinks into millions of American minds
The United States can stop talking about race problems anc
start living up to one phase of democracy.
“New students are warned to visit photographer.” It reall)
isn’t so bad. You never see the pictures.
With Joe Young
Kahlil Gibran . .. “And how shall
you rise beyond your days and
nights unless you break the chains
which you at the dawn of your un
derstanding have fastened around
your noon hour?” ... I don’t
know . . . But these days the dawn
of my understanding seems re
mote when compared to the ma
teriality of the fresh but sleepy
start each day. . .
NG morning can be guaran
teed to be a good morning at
0745—but the bright spot, ex
ceeded only by the sun when
it chances to shine down Thir
teenth avenue, is the Emerald
stop at the Co-op. . . No, it
isn’t [always this eight-page
accountal and recountal that
is the climax after another
baconless breakfast. . . This
plaudit-paragraph goes to the
ingenious and capable hands
behind the Co-op show win
dows . . . and their plate glass
tabloids of the collegiate wants
and wares — always worth a
later look even when your
aren’t in the purchasing mood.
— UO —
This is the season for panoramic
pilgrimages by the landscaping
lads and lasses . . . the prospective
Olmsteads are beginning to pore
over good green growth. . . The
bibliophile at the libe cast mis
understanding scholastic looks on
this type of verdant education of
arborvitae, spirea, and viburnam
as the flora-fraternity strolls to
ward the Greek sidewalks. . . And
from the vegetality of landscape
lore it is an easy glance up to the
vitality of roof slaps decorated
with sunning visions of Minerva’s
and Madonna’s. . . Who cares about
One of the most recent acces
sions to that collection of books
listed as reading property of “The
Youngs” is an Alaskan experience
—a character sketch of the land
and its people. . . The front flap
said it is a book “to be read at
night by a fireplace.”. . It must
be good advise because Pat took
it word for word and curled up in
her favorite chair beside the fire
place and says it reads just like
George talks. . .
Sometime Again needs no re
view, and George Hall needs no
introduction. . . Alaskan duty dur
ing the war, but “it is not a war
book, nor is it a travelogue ... It
is not a history nor does it delve
into the politics or economics . . .
rather, it is a story of some un
usual happenings ... a story of
the grubby, earthy, humorous, real
kind of people who are Alaskans
. . . the reactions of an unwilling
traveler . . . the quandary of a
person who expected to find min
ers, gamblers, gunmen .. . Eskimos,
polar bears . . . igloos, and who
found some of these in part but
mostly something else . . . G.L.H.”
These stories would be a refresh
ing addition to your reading pleas
ure. . .
Library day contest coming up
—and there’s no assurance that
Browsing titles would make an
eligible list. . . But for your entry
check-off here are some lines by
Carolyn Wells. . .
“The books we think we ought to
read are poky, dull, and dry;
The books that we would like to
read we are ashamed to buy;
The books that people talk about
we never can recall;
And the books that people give us,
Oh, they’re the worst of all!”
Graft and Corruption
By O. Larson
(“Graft and Corruption” is a
new Emerald column devoted to
comment on current affairs.
Since Mr. Larson will discuss
controversial issues from his
own viewpoint, the Emerald in
vites students to reply to his
comments either in letters to
the columnist or in guest-column
Lest we be described as provin
cial, let us stroll occasionally into
the weird world existing outside
the shell which is this campus, and
review with sweeping generaliza
tions the events of the week.
The high purpose of this column
is thus implied, that of focusing
the significant happenings of cur
rent history into a concentrated
paragraph to be consumed with a
glass of water—and a grain of
salt—in the moment between late
breakfast and an 8 o’clock class.
This news-pill will be coated, to
be sure, with pre-conceived opin
ion, undisguised prejudice, and the
personal bias of the author. We
might as well be truthful about it
from the start. With the starry
eyed liberals flowering forth on
college papers in amount of space
all out of proportion to their cam
pus representation, there ought to
be a column or two for us hard
shell reactionaries anyhow.
On with the news!
si: * *
Those of us who view with alarm
the national debt can breathe easi
er. The LaFollette-Monroney re
port, which provides primarily for
a complete revision of congres
sional parliamentary procedure,
was released last week. It contain
ed an important provision against
deficit spending, and it is to be
hoped that when the report emerg
es in legislative form from the
senate rules committee, this par
ticular feature will refain, if noth
ing else. It requires Congress to
authorize by roll-call votes any ad
ditions to the national debt that
are needed to offset deficits for
the fiscal year.
Actually, the LaFollette-Mon
roney report is the biggest report
of the week, although little has
been said about it in the press at
large. If Congress sincerely desires
to give itself the face-lifting that
the report urges, it will reduce its
48 house committees to 18, and the
33 senate committees to 16. Con
gressional salaries would be raised
to $15,000, and each member would
be provided with an $8000 assist
ant to handle non-legislative du
ties. (High time, indeed, that our
elected representatives be given as
much consideration in these mat
ters as our appointed bureaucrats).
Another provision suggests a new
coordination policy for majority
and minority parties in forming
legislative programs. Now they de
pend on steering committees oi
which someone has said, “seldom
meet and never steer.’’
A year of Truman ended on Ap
ril 12, and it is becoming distress
ingly apparent to his opponents at
both left and right extremes, that
the ex-haberdasher will be a
strong candidate to succeed him
self in 1949. Despite the attempt ot
a leftwing-tory combination tc
smear the president on the Paulej
matter, Truman, with all his limi
tations. is still recognized as the
only man who can hold the Demo
cratic party together. Even as he
functioned for that purpose at Chi
cago in 1944, so he does today, anc
so he will in '48—the noisy decla
mations of Harold Ickes to the con
trary. Ickes might have been some
what justified in making an exit
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/1 1buck
At the jbial
By Pat King
Referred to as the only radio
program written by the listening
audience, the Dr. Christian show
is based on scripts derived from a
contest among amateur and pro
fessional scribblers which is con
ducted by the sponsor. In the fifth
year of the contest 60 per cent
gain was represented this year in
an avalanche of 8000 scripts. Out
of the 52 scripts that are selected,
the best ones will be awarded
prizes of $2000, $1000, $500, and
three at $350. A noticeable feature
of the contest is the increase in
the number of amateurs clicking.
Gillette will broadcast the Joe
Louis-Billy Conn heavyweight box
ing championship fight from the
Yankee stadium on June 19. This
fight will complete a cycle for the
razor company, which started its
first boxing broadcast with the
first Louis-Conn fight at the Polo
grounds on June 18, 1941.
Spike On Air
Spike Jones and his 32-piece
dance orchestra, which is smashing^
all previous records for the Troca
dero, can now be heard each Wed
nesday night on Mutual from 8:30
to 8:55.
Arturo Toscanini will conduct
three pairs of concerts in May to
open the La Scala opera house,
damaged during the war, in Milan,
When one of the characters on
the Joan Davis show lost an em
erald ring, according to the script,
it was all terribly funny; but when
Shirley Mitchell, who plays Bar
bara Weatherby, lost $4000 worth
of jewels when her home was rob
bed—the situation lost its humor.
Maladjusted Millinery
Needing very little encourage
ment anyway, all the suppressed
Dache’s were brought to the fore
in a frightening exhibit of mal&jL
justed millinery by the Breneman
Hopper hat contest. The latest to
appear on Breneman’s program
was a woman who trained a live
cockateel (small Austrialian par
rot) to perch on her hat without
fear of his flying away. She ad
mitted, however, that it was a
little embarrassing when “Butch”
whistled at sailors.
Wonder if Jean Rouverol Black,
who makes listeners gag as she
simpers about her three chldren
as Betty in “One Man’s Family,” is
as nauseous about her real chil
dren, who total three with the lat
est edition April 6.
Latest Ish Kabibblism:
There 'was a young fellow from
Who was born on the day of his
birth, *
Was married, they say, on his
wife’s wedding day
And died on his last day on eawrtfe
Maybe there’s a heatwave in
L. A. right now.
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