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DAILY EMERALD Thursday, January 16, 1947
MARfStnERlTE WITTWER-WRIGHT GEORGE PEGG
2}4itor Business Manager
BOB FRAZIER, TED GOODWIN
Associates to Editor
JACK L. BILLINGS
MARYANN THIELEN and
Assistant Managing Editors
BOBOLEE BROPHY and
Assistant News Editors
WTT.T. STRATTON, WALLY HUNTER
Assistant Sports Editors
DON JONES DICK BYFILELD
Staff Photographer Chief Copy Desk Editor
Signed editorial features and columns in the Emerald reflect the opin
ions of the writers. They do not necessarily represent the opinion of the
editorial staff, the student body, or the University.
Entered as second class matter at the poa toff ice, Eugene, Oregon.
20th Century ‘Spectator’
Wednesday “The Pacific Spectator,” a new quarterly jour
nal of interpretive opinion sponsored by 20 Pacific coast uni
versities and colleges, made its appearance. Edited by six emi
nent California writers and professors, published by the Stan
ford university press, The Spectator “will maintain world-wide
perspective,” according to a press release.
“The Pacific Spectator makes its bid for a place in the sun
on the conviction that the country at large should know more
of the growing contribution which Pacific coast authors and
scholars are making to American letters, "Donald P. Bean, di
rector of the Stanford press explains.
The editors are determined to produce a magazine not
dominated by any coterie or group predisposed to a particular
ized creed. The Spectator’s field of discussion is limitless;
its opinions will be varied.
The press releases sounded good. The first edition is even
better than we had expected. And we are proud that the Uni
versity of Oregon is among those institutions supporting the
project. Through some regretable oversight, Oregon was not
mentioned in the first releases" but due credit is given this
school in the first edition's list of sponosrs.
We note sadly that only one Oregonian, R. F. Arragon of
Reed, is included in the 14-man advisory board. In loyalty to the
University, to our list of alumni nationally known for excel
lence in their specialized fields, to our faculty members equally
well qualified to participate actively in any committee for the
humanities, we must express the hope that future editions of
the journal recognize this institution. If our financial support
was welcomed, we are sure that our advisory and literary con
tributions should be welcomed as cordially.
The west coast institutions of higher education have some
times been characterized as producers of fairly good foresters
and football teams. Their activity in literature and the fine
arts has received a minimum of publicity. This Spectator,
which has for its purpose the interpretation and discussion of
enduring' human values, which will concern itself with history
in its human implications, to treat of men and events as they
affect intellectual and social currents, has been a long time com
We are glad it is here. We wish it a successful future. We
hope the West takes The Spectator to heart as a Worthy product.
11 our academic midwife, the educational activities board,
handles the forceps skillfully, Oregon may soon witness the
birth of a monthly "slick" magazine patterned after Washing
ton’s "Columns” and "The New orker."
Jim Prior, Jack Puffinbarger, and Win Kelker have been
hard at work drawing up pieliminary plans tor the magazine.
"Puddles” tentatively has been chosen as the name, and contents
will probably include humorous features, cartoons, and stories.
Last summer Austin "Suds" Chaney and Larry Lau were
planning; to launch a similar publication under Emerald spon
sorship. Chaney, however, turned out to prefer disk jockeying
at KUGN and the whole scheme fell flat.
Oregon has long needed a monthly "Lemon Punch. We
hope "Puddles" will fill the bill (that's no pun, son).
The next time you’re tempted to gripe, go ahead and gripe.
(Tripe good and'hard . . . bpt do something about it . . . find
the remed\ for the gripe! —Anon.
If we had no faults, we should not take so, much pleasure!
in noticing them in others. -—La Rochefoucauld,
Black or White Tie?
"Formal affairs are not the common thing on this campus.
Indeed for some girls—those who talked their parents out of
large wads of cash for glamor "formals”—they may be all too
infrequent. It is not too much to assume that many women who
put out a lot of money last August for a good-looking "formal”
have not yet had an excuse to wear it.
The senior ball January 25 will be their excuse, and we are
confident they will all look stunning in their long dresses with
no back and a minimum of front.. Nobody begrudges the right
of the American girl to "dress up ’ now and then.
With men the situation is a little different.' I here are not
many going to school this year under the G. 1. bill who feel
justified in buying a "tux” which they might wear twice all
year long. While formal attire can be rented inexpensively at
downtown men's stores, there are a lot of men who balk at
going to a dance in somebody else’s clothes.
The senior ball committee is to be commended on their good
judgment in okaying dark suits for their annual dance. Per
sons possessing a Aveird affinity for the “boiled shirt can still
wear their tuxes if they wish.
Telling the Editor
ABOUT BEAUTY ON THE SPOT
This new feature, “Beauty on the
Spot,” is in a fair way to put it fur
ther on the spot. Miss Carolyn Hin
son’s juvenile “back to Hoover-days
reasoning,” is not based on factor
any reasonable facsimile thereof.
For a girl who has obviously
spent the-major portion of her life
filing finger nails and putting up
hair, to come out with such an out
cry against legal decision of one of
our country’s highest courts, would
be funny, if it wasn’t the bleating
of just one more sheep in the man
In the first place, Miss Hinson,
portal to portal pay does not mean
pay for all the time spent in the
place of business. The word orig
inally Came from suits placed by
miners in the country, who felt
that the time they spent getting
down into the mines and up out of
them again, on elevators and in the
connecting shafts, were entitled to
pay for that time. If you were not
a girl and had lived anything but
the perfect sheltered life of the av
erage sorority girl, you would real
ize the dangers of time spent in a
mine shaft. I have seen men crip
pled and maimed from work in the
mines and can point out men on the
streets of Eugene who will be phy
sical wrecks as long as they live be
cause of accidents in the logging
camps of Oregon.
Some time when you really feel
like roughing it, drag yourself out
of bed at 4:30 a.m. and ride 35 miles
on a cold rough-riding logging jit
ney. Climb out of that jitney and
load yourself with about 50 pounds
of falling equipment, falling saw,
axe, undercutter and a half dozen
big wedges. Then walk two miles
over down timber to work.
The portal to portal pay suits are
legal under the National Labor Re
lations Act, and the unions filing
them are morally and legally entit
led to them. The propaganda you
have been reading, in case you don’t
know it, is anti-labor, put out by
THE MARX BROTHERS
"A NIGHT IN
v THEATRE 5
the bosses and the NAM, who own
or control 98 per cent of our so
called free press. Your article would
get front page coverage in any of
the Hearst, Scripps Howard chains
and probably get put on over the air
from Colonel McCormacks, Chica
Why don’t we just shoot all those
troublesome workers, so Miss Hin
son won’t have to bother her pretty
head about them.
Bruce A. Bishop.
13th and Hilyard Streets
Plave a cameraman on
the spot to take pictures
of that dance or party.
You’ll want them—
the gang will want them
For photography at its
best—at any time, any
Operative Z-4 reports great newlS
from the Theta Chi house to wit:
Dick “Sledge” Steelhammer hung
his pin on cute Toby West of the
Delta Zeta clan. Love has kicked
brother Steelhammer in the teeth
at last and really picked a big win
ner. Red Skelton also of the same
clan has really learned fraternity
manners. After being coached and
coached on meeting strangers that
come in the house, young Skelton
showed a stranger the cups and
warmly started in on Theta Chi
history. The stranger listened ’in
tently, and then politely announced
that he had come for the house dry
cleaning! The Phi Phis hit the trail
again this week when Bob Blood
worth placed his cop’s badge on DG
Elsa Binum. The tong hauled out
their much used box and in chilling
circumstances dumped Bloodworth
in the snow in front of the DG
house. Elsa attacked the box wi.th
such vigor and careless abandon
that fears were felt for his saf^y.
When she finally did get him out,
the lovers peck that ensued melted
the snow off the roofs of three
houses and nine windows in the
house cracked from the heat. The
friendly Alpha Chis announce that
there will be an open house at the
local tong Friday night after the
game, and that everyone is invited.
Nothin but the best in music sez
they. The jolly Pi Phis chalked up
another one when Helen “Ham
burger” Eichemeyer took SAE
Glenn Wilson’s pin. Who’s left un
pinned over there anyway ? The In
side Straight and Thanotopsis club
will hold their weekly meeting at
“Major” Gene Brown’s following
the game Friday night. This cold
weather is causing many com
plaints to piggers who bewail lack
of space in various living organi
zations. For the last week it’s been
Meet the people” in sun porches
all over the campus. Watch Oregon
take Corn Valley Friday night . .'.
but you never have to watch your
hat at the Side. For dates, donuts
and coffee . . . it’s the Side . . .
It's time for
So it's time to