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- MARGUERITE WITTWER-WRIGHT
Associates to Editor
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DON FAIR, WALLY HUNTER
Assistant Sports Editors
Assistant Managing Editors
liOBOLEE BROPHY and
Assistant News Editors
Beth Basler, Leonard Bergstrom, Bettye Jo Bledaoe, Hugh Davies, Diana Dye, Ruth Eades,
Virginia Fletcher, Lejeune Gnff.th, John Jensen, Donna Kletzing, Dick Laird,.June Me
Connell. Kathleen Mullarky, Barbara Murphy, Laura Olson, Joan O Ne‘'>. Nancy Peterso i,
Marjorie Rambo, Katherine Richardson, Adelaide Schooler, Helen Sherman, Jackie ietz,
Gloria Talarico, Sally Waller, Hans Wold, Phyllis Kolilmeier.
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Spit and Polish
Harold Barnett, father of a Pendleton high school girl and
a potential Oregon Dad, takes a rather dim view of the Uni
versity’s outward appearance and of the grooming habits of
Webfoot-s in general. Sometime ago his comments, clipped
from the East Oregonian, were brought to our attention, and
we pass them on with the hope that his criticism will en
courage students to “buck their equipment” before Dads Day:
The careless effect is rampant at Oregon. Clothes are casual
to the point of sloppiness. Is it necessary for students to mush
along in bedroom slippers? When I went to Whitman college
I’ll admit I was no Beau Brummell but I pressed my pants and
shined my own shoes. We took pride in our appearance. Al
together, after my first glimpse of the University, I’m afraid
you’ll have to put me down as being a little on the doubtful side
so far as our standards of higher education go.
This would indicate that visitors to our campus definitely
notice the students’ appearance and form impressions of the
whole school accordingly.
Mr. Barnett may be a bit harsh. After all, comfortable
casual clothes are ideal for collegiate living, and baggy sweat
ers, dirty cords and dirty saddles are traditionally acceptable.
Casualness need not be carried to the extent of sloppiness,
however, and there we agree with the Pendletonian.
it is hard to keep shoes looking decent despite mud and
rain. It is hard to keep knife-creases in flannel trousers. But
most of the dorms are provided with ironing facilities and
everyone can afford a ten-cent bottle of easy-to-use shoe wax.
For Dads’ Day—and for the rest of . the year—let's try a
little spit and polish.
Not so long ago we ran a letter to the editor signed “Je
rome Foley” which requested stag mixers:
Due to the increased enrollment at the University this year
and the decrease of informal dances, I should like to suggest
more mixers . . . which should be stag.
This idea would be welcomed with open arms by fellows and
girls alike, both from the economic standpoint and the social
It so happens that Mr. Foley, a pedantic young law stu
dent, didn’t .write the. letter because he personally has no
interest in social affairs. It was a gag—hut we think the sug
gestion is a good one.
Most students can't afford the high tariffs charged by
local nighteries every Saturday night. House dances can only
accommodate about 50 couples. Motion pictures aren't too
good a steady diet. Consequently, the campus definitely needs
inexpensive social affairs like mixers open to all students.
The program for dances recently approved by the educa
tional activities board offers an excellent opportunity for honor
aries and service clubs to make use of their organizational abili
ties. We hope student support of these dances is such to en
courage their continuation next year.
The anonymous boys of Westfalia house have reminded us
that Campbell club, despite the fact that it spends consider
able time initiating, rushing, and wearing pins like "the big
boys" do, has also managed to acquire the highest average
(Il’A for any male house in the campus. ... A notable achieve
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When a man has no good reason for doing a thing he has
one good reason for leaving it alone.—-Walter Scott.
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Knowledge flows from two unfailing springs: one's own
experience ami the experience of others.—Proverbs.
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Only two more weeks remain before Spring term regis
tration—Let's get our course shopping done early.
A Bit o’ the Old Blarney:
Oirish Ale Helped Name Oregon
By B. GORRA
The Oregon Blue Book has it that the name of our
great state, whose glorious birthday we observe
today, came from “Ouragon,” the natives’ name for
the great Columbia river. “Ouragon” is an old Injun
word, of which nobuddy knows the true meanin’ of.
Now them Injuns been gettin’ too blame much
credit for a lot o’ things they never done. This name
of our glorious state is one fer instance of what I’m
Let me tell you, me laddies, the real story of how
Oregoii got its name. And them Injuns had nothin’
to do with it.
I recall the story me great granfither used to tell.
The old greybeard was a member of the old Men's
and Leprechauns’ Chowder and Ale Society in Boston.
Another member of the club was a roarin’ old brewer
of beer and Oirish ale. His name was Timothy Pat
Now Timmy O’Reagan was the pride o’ Boston’s
Oirish. His ale was the finest and there was always a
keg o’ it for ev’ra meetin’ o’ the Old Men’s and Lepre
chan’s Chowder and Ale Society. Furthermore he was
the bowlin’ campion o’ the whole city o’ Boston. Old
Timmy O’Regan was the apple o’ ev’ra colleen’s eye.
Ev’ra man has a weakness, and Timmy had his. It
was drinkin’. He was a great man for drinkin’ his own
fine ale. It was good ale, but it wasn’t verra good for
O’Regan. Well, the story goes that one St. Patrick's
day O’Regan got more roarin’ howlin’ hootin’ drunk
than ever before. The old man lost his head and went
gallopin’ through the city o’ Boston on his favorite
little bay mare. He was up to all sorts o’ shenanigans.
He jumped the filly over a high stone wall and the
poor thing fell under him and broke her leg. Timmy
had to shoot her and it broke his heart. You see, lads,
next to lovin’ his ale his first love was good horse
Like I said, killin’ that mare broke Timmy’s big
Oirish heart. And Timmy got religion. He was always
a good church-goin’ Catholic, but now he really got
religious. He started talkin’ about the saints and Hail
Mary, and he sold his brewery and said fare-thee
well to hi3 friends. He said he was goin’ out West with
one o’ the Fithers who was bent on convertin’ the
Time, as it will, went by and Timothy O’Regamr
forgot his horse and neglected his beads. He took to
makin’ Oirish whiskey flavored with Oregon Grape
berries, and sellin’ it to the Injuns. ’Twasn’t long be
fore olyd O’Regan was the most popular man in the
West. The Injuns scalped the Boston priest but they
adopted Tim O’Regan as one o’ their blood brothers.
That’s how they came to call this great state "Ore
gon.” The redskins couldn’t pronounced “O’Regan” so
they called him "Ouragon.”
Telling the Editor
ABOUT BLISSFUL IGNORANCE
This letter is prompted by the ed
itor’s treatment of Mr. John Stehn’s
letter in Wednesday’s Emerald.
Though the issue concerned in this
incident is not unimportant, my
purpose is not to jump to its defense
but rather to express my disap
pointment at the series of similar
incidents, which have so firmly es
tablished the Emerald’s attitude of
supercilious pre-eminence and aura
of blissful ignorance. . . .
Why does a reader's intelligent
disclosure of the fallacies of a ful
some editorial, or the corrective
criticism of editorial misinforma
tion! inevitably call out only ver
miculate sarcasm . . . ?
The Emerald’s aggressive cam
paign for such things as democracy
on the campus, for a mature atti
tude in regard to various issues,
from GFA to public relations and
student elections, are highly com
mendable and are admired and ap
tion, inevitably call out only ver
the picture with uninformed, ill
considered “running off at the
mouth” (to borrow a phrase from
the Emerald and Mr. Stehn) on
matters which you apparently re
gard as not sufficiently momentous
to warrant reasonably careful con
Charles T. Sears.
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