Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 17, 1947, Page 2, Image 2

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    Uregon '<§" Emerald
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Donna Kletzing, Janice Kent, Pat King, Phyllis Kohlmeier, Betty Lagomarsino, June
McConnell, Barbara Murphy, Laura Olson, Carol Jo Parker, Nancy Peterson, Helen Sher
man, Virginia Thompson, Jim Wallace, Sally Waller.
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Entered as second class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
It Should Happen to a Dog
All this foolishness about the Phi Psi’s dog “Snowbelle"
as a contender for Oregon’s traditional weekend crown leaves
us more than a little disappointed. The pre-election campaign
of “Oueen Snowbelle I.” was a lot of fun. It is the result we
are talking about.
Snowbelle drew only 203 votes.
That put her in an easy third place—hut with only about
a third as many votes as the queen.
Maybe it all can he chalked up to campaign methods. Could
It he that Snowbelle was not sufficiently aggressive? After
all, when other candidates for the job broke a long-standing
tradition and campaigned for the honor as if it were the presi
dency of the sophomore class or the plum of alderman from
the third ward, they went whole hog. Snowbelle may have
been too modest. Perhaps she was not energetic enough, or
perhaps her campaign managers failed to line up the boys and
girls to vote and vote their way.
Snowbelle, riding around the campus, perched up on the
tail end of a convertible, was the picture of majestic, regal
splendor. Her rooter’s lid was in keeping with the rah-rah
'tradition set for the election. Snowbelle probably had about
as much say about her campaign methods as any of the other
candidates. She bore up well.
Poor Snowbelle. She wasn’t elected this year, hut she
stole the show.
The Big Squeeze
The above four-column front page headline in Wednesday’s
Oregonian gives the impression that the Red cells in the life
blood of America's youth are really raising hell with the right
The newstory with a Washington, D.C. dateline reports that
the un-American activities committee has declared that "the
specter of communism stalks our college campuses masked
under the cloak of the American Youth for Democracy” and
has asked governors and education officials to expose the or
The AYD, the story continues, is merely the new name
for the pre-1943 Young Communist league, and, we are to
understand, it smells just like the old outfit. Maybe worse.
Eccause it hides "behind a veil of high sounding slogans" while
in reality it “is completely and uniformly subservient to the
interests of Nazi Germany.”
A story in the Register-Guard last night reports that the
AYD claims members in the state of Oregon.
As far as we know there is no AYD chapter on this campus.
TJ he intellectual and political liberals on this campus are of
the milder sort, not likely to pledge allegience to any flash-in
the-pan leftwing group which urges direct action and perhaps
even violence to secure the measures it proposes.
We have in our office a publicity booklet “explaining" the
purposes of the American Youth for Democracy. It is titled
“The Big Squeeze" and tells how the squeeze is on as far as
higher education is concerned. The AYD screams about the
housing shortage, the professor shortage, the lack of classroom
space, the race discrimination and race quota systems on some
campuses, the low subsistence checks for veterans, and other
problems of which students and educators are all aware.
1 he published program of A\ D proposals includes meas
ures which most of us agree should be taken: an end to the
quota system, substantial raises in faculty salaries, full aca
demic freedom, low cost housing, low tuition, more state and
federal scholarship grants, etc.
However, those measures can, and probably will, he put
through by educators—not by communist-front organizations
which use popular sentiment to gain support for their really
subversive motives. The big squeeze should be shifted from
the campuses to the dishonest AYD.
Reprinted from the May, 1947 issue of esquire
Copyright 1947 by Esquire, Inc.
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fey Many ManyaAet undone
An interesting, controversial
subject these days is the return of
Kirsten Flagstad, famed Wagner
ian soprano, to the United States af
ter several years in Nazi-occupied
Norway. It would seem that Mme.
Flagstad’s husband was not unsym
pathetic to the Nazis, which fact
immediately throws suspicion on
Mme. Flagstad herself. Any guilt
on the singer’s public record, how
ever, yet confines itself to the fact
that she sang for Goering; a victim
of circumstances ?—perhaps. At
any rate, the present question ap
pears to be: Shall we recognize pri
marily the musical artist, or a pos
sible political enemy in Mme. Flag
While we do not offer an answer
to this question, nor an estimate of
its importance, we might speculate
as to the effects in the event that
the soprano be reinstated in Amer
ican musical circles.
Helen Traubel has taken the ab
sent Mme. Flagstad's place as first
lady of the Wagnerian opera. Miss
Traubel has achieved great things
in her field, not to the exclusion of
a fine reputation in operatic, con
cert, and radio performances. Her
position is a symbolic one, repre
senting many factors which always
gain the admiration of Americans,
e.g., achievement after long hard
years of work, etc. And there is the
unforgettable element of Miss Trau
bel’s voice.
Mme. Flagstad back on the scene,
what changes will take place in that
scene ? Not feeling prophetic, we
will not venture to say what may or
may not be the outcome of these
various combined facts. However, it
will be interesting to watch this
matter, while we wait.
In the meantime, we might turn
our attention to such things as the
new album of Italian arias, sung by
Helen Traubel, that Columbia has
released. Included are selections
that are usually sung by somewhat
lighter soprano voices; but to near
ly every aria, Miss Traubels’s voice
and interpretation lend outstand
ing beauty, in tonal warmth and
dramatic intensity. “Ritorna Vinci
tor” from “Aida” is the least suited
to Miss Traubel’s voice of these
arias;—the “Ave Maria” from
“Othello” is sung beautifully, with
a sonority and depth that emanate
The other arias in this album are
“Vissi d’Arte,” Donna Anna’s ven
geance aria, “Suicido,” and “Voi lo
Of charm she exudes such an aura.
Jrom Maine to the Coast
She’s the college man’s toast.
Jo dizzying heights she will soar-a!
Side Patter
It was a great campaign J. . and
Snowbelle sez “it shouldn't iheppen
to a dawg.” Congrats to Junior
Weekend Royalty of 1947. The Phi
Psi’s Snowbelle, complete with a
new hair-do caused quite i stir in
voting circles. Smokey the Phi
Delt pooch who has been on the
campus longer than Doc Hayes and
Norm Weener combined, was re
ported to state that Snowbelle was
just trying to make Mortar Board.
It’s too bad that the race isn’t full,
as the Queen and her court would
make a decided splash. The Law
school freshmen voted in a body
for one . . . Raye S tana ban and her
beach ball. Now that the Junior
Weekend Queen has beer selected,
Fenton Hall is turning to their own
weekend and royal court. The race
for law school queen is st 11 red hot
with “Senator” Carmicheal, Rex
Kooler, Billie "The bulb’ Bernard
lining up Kappa house votes, and
Harry is expected to sweep the law
school. The famous Legal Eagle
infield, Combs to Hay to Grand
quist is working out at Eobinson’s
nightly in preparation for an af
ternoon game with the BA school.
Don t miss the big baseba.ll opener^]
tomorrow when Oregon end Idaho
will attempt not to fan and fall
down. The opening battery of
“Lefty” Newburn and “Iron Arm”
Hollis will be worth borrowing a
student body card to watch. There
is always the possibility that New
burn will throw a real curve at
the jolly dean. The traditional
Nickle Hop is brought out of the
mothballs tomorrow night . . . and
seeing that the phone situation is
still punk, get around p.nd line up
future picnic material! With prices
in the ionesphere, it’s a wonder
that the gals didn’t nick the fellas
for 7V2 cents for a whirl on the
hardwood. Commendable! MEN!
The AWS is bringing them down
again! Huuuuundreds of eager
high school wimmen (seniors) will
be down to take a lock-see at the
U this weekend. Polish the cups,
put on your ’42 numerals, and sally
forth . . . and come in fifth. “The
Load” Hinkle can hardly contain
himself till Friday night. RO
MANCE DEPT: Delt Wayne Pri
vett and Judson House’s cute
Aileen Slatery can’t see anyone ^
else in the room . . . and the AXO’s*
must be running out of coffee and
cakes coz Bev Dichler has a hunk
of that compressed carbon to show
from Bob Lewis. The Alpha Chi’s
are sure showing lots of hustle!
Well, let the do-nut machine cool
down till Tuesday. 13ee you on
that late shift at Jim and John’s
Waxwork Museum.
John Wesley Johnson was the
first president of the University of
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