Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 22, 1947, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon ^Emerald
Associates to Editor
Managing Editor
News Editor
Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editors
walt McKinney
Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant News Editors
Advertising Manager
Executive Secretary
uon Jones, oian rnuiograpiici
Beth Basler, Bettye Toe Bledsoe, Diana Dye, Ruth Eades, A1 English, Lmvavne Engwall,
VTir«inia Fletcher, Joanne Frydenlund, Chuck de Ganahl, Laverne Gunderson, Dale Harlan,
Donna Kletzing, Janice Kent, Pat King, Phyllis Kohlmcier, Betty i.agomarsmo, June
McConnell, Barbara Murphy, Laura Olson, Carol Jo Parker, Raney Peterson, Helen Shei
man, Virginia Thompson, Jim Wallace, Sally Waller._
Signed editorial features and columns in the Emerald reflect the opinions of the wiiters.
They do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial staff, the student body, or the
Universitv. — /-\
Entered as second class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon._
Five Card Showdown
Jn spring the young BMOGs fancy tuius to thoughts of
politics. Some time ago rumors started reaching this office
concerning the nature of those political thoughts.
We hear, for instance, that all is not well in either of the
political camps. And the disgruntled Greeks and Independents
have been muttering something about a plague on both their
ASUO elections come up May 27. Between now and then,
the fall term seeding should begin to show above ground. In
fact, already some of the corn is as high as a Bl'O’s ear—a
RTO with his nose on the ground, that is.
We venture to predict that the ISA will run Howard
Lemons for ASUO president—no surprise to anyone. l\o sur
prise, especially, to those independent Independents who think
that Lemons’ machine is not much different from the Greek’s
well-tried and still well-oiled dynamo.
And everyone who’s in the know, knows what we mean
by dynamo, the secret underground (and outlawed) fraternity
known as TNE which the Emerald has been bucking all year.
The TN-Emen are still running the Greek bloc, whether it is
named Affiliated Students Association or not. We predict
that the ASA will nominate Stan Williamson, Sigma Nu, for
ASUO president. And we also predict that the news of his
nomination will not be well received by those Greeks who
wistfully wish they had more to say about what goes on behind
the scenes. 'I'hev arc tired of being told to play ball or else. . .
It is those Greeks, those who are fed up with the set up, to
whom the campus must look for future straight up and down
political leadership.
The independent Independents are students who are as
anxious to see campus politics cleaned up as are the dissatisfied
Greeks. Rut usually they are more scattered and lack effective
leadership to give them a voice.
The Greeks, however, have generally been in a better posi
tion to form the nucleus for any coalitions. And we sincerely
hope that some of them will have the guts to revolt this year!
We say again, as we’ve said repeatedly all year, that the
Emerald is not anti-Greek. We say again, we are anti-TNE
and anti-crooked cut-and-dried political action.
There have been several movements this year, backed by
men we suspect of TNE-membership, to force the resignation
or force the discharge of the Emerald editor. These move
ments were the direct result of the Emerald’s forthright stand
against undemocratic politics on this campus, and the Emer
ald s condemnation of the most undemocratic group of all—
Theta Nu Epsilon.
1 he Emerald editor for 1947-48 will be named by the educa
tional activities board this Wednesday, April 23. We have
teason to believe that there will be some movement to put the
new editor into office immediately, removing this editor before
AST O elections. If this comes off. against the wishes of this
editor and against Emerald tradition, it will be a coup d’etat
by TNE.
'The only way to beat TNE and to re-establish democratic
student government on this campus is through concerted stu
dent action. 'The administration is not going to do it, because
the University s policy has always been to keep hands off stu
dent politics if possible.
I he only way to achieve united student action is to put up
a third candidate, acceptable to Greeks and Independents both,
u ho will declare his opposition to TNE and promise his faith
in democratic procedure.
Telling the Editor
For the sake of informing new students and reminding old ones the
scholarship committee would appreciate it if you could find space for
the following statement.
The fundamental scholarship regulation of the University of Ore
gon is that a GPA of 2.0C is required for graduation. This means that any
persistent failure to come up to this minimum standard requires some
investigation. The scholarship committee considers such cases. It starts
with the record of poor grades but it takes into account all available
evidence which might have a bearing on the record. We want to know
not only what the record is but what the prospects are that it can be
improved. The evidence is assembled by the dean of men or the dean of
women and the registrar and then placed before the committee. We in
tend to encourage a. student by giving him ample time and opportunity
to meet the standard but we do not intend to allow him to remain in
the University after it is plain that he is failing to do what is required.
For the Scholarship Committee
H ' .G. Townsend
fylosia tyuASi&ui
Do you want to be the life of the
party? Do you want to be an au
thority? Do you want to be abie
to say, huskily, to a fellow across
a candle-lit table, “Yes, yes, that’s
very TRUE but the IDEA IS that
. . ., and it works THIS way. When
. . . and although in certain cases
we see that... it actually isn’t that
way.” All one has to do is will in
the periods. Simple ?!
Here is the pitch. A menacing ex
pression crosses the face of the for
merly benign-appearing one across
the way. He has made a rash state
ment. Throats are cleared. Ah HA!
He has taken a hostile and insidious
dig at the capitalistic system. You
are enraged. (Your father owns a
lumber yard.) Mad, mad, mad! The
adrenalin is flowing like wine. Now
is the time to fill in the periods. Re
fute !
You whip out of your hip pocket
a handy dictionary—Webster’s Un
abridged, 1946 printing—(How au
thoritative can we get ?) and go to
work on this heretic. “Wrong,
wrong,” you state. “Capitalism is
‘the established economic system of
most modern civilized countries’,”
(You have him here. Note the word
CIVILIZED.) “ ‘ in which the own
ership of land and natural wealth,
the production, distribution, and ex
change of goods, the employment
and reward of human labor’,”
(Check that reward!) and the
extension,- organization and opera
tion of the system itself, are en
trusted to, and effected by, private
enterprise’,” (Your nice old grey
haired dad) “‘and control under
competitive conditions.’.”
The opponent blushes and stam
mers. He doesn’t know what to do
—for the unabridged Funk and
Wagnall’s dictionary he was goirg
to use from his hip pocket was pub
lished in 1924. You have every ad
vantage in the world over him.
The talk changes to liberalism.
But you have the fellow at every
turn, filling in the periods with your
collection of one-hundred-and-fif
teen volumes on how to know a lib
eral when you see, hear, or smell
one. He is stymied. (For bigger and
better hip pockets, trade at Harry
K's Haberdashers’.)
Alas, the line suddenly shifts to
communism. Unhappily, you have
only the dictionary as a source to
support your views. This joker has
you. He wields the Communist
Manifesto, Das Kapital, Pravda, Iz
vestia, In Fact, and seventeen po
litical science texts by Harold Las
ki to prove his point. It is a sad day
in Mudville.
If you want to find out WHAT
these ideas, concepts and people are
—at a time when all words mean all
things to all men . . . well, it's most
difficult. According to the liberal
nea-fascistic communists, “Things
is tough all over.’’
(It takes the Japanese long and
arduous years just to learn to READ
as well.
Side Patter
Ain’t this reel walkin’ thru the
cemetery weather ? There’s nothing
like spring weather to bring out the
•best in Oregon’s beeyootiful wim
men. All kinds of things happened
over the weekend so best we get at
’em. Presiden tHarry K. Nevvburn,
the famous left knuckleballer, add
ed another star in his crown by
whooping down the McKenzie
White-Water Pageant in one of
those overgrown canoes. He was
automatically upped to seaman
first. “Prisoner’s Leap” was a rip
ping success. Some of the sentneces
meted out were stiff . . . and the
gals, especially Kappa’s Pat Stone
came up with remarkable apparel
in tune with the theme. Next spring
the theme has already been set . . .
“The light that failed.” Theta Mick
ie Metcalf’s wedding in Portland
was a fine deal. Dave Edward’s
“boys” took care of him in tradi
tional style, and half the Phi Delt
house made the trip. The reception
line-up sounded like a Theta roll call.
DEPT. The Alpha Chis must be
running out of coffee and cakes this
term as Lodel Lamson received a
hunk of that stuff that glitters from
Ellery McKern, Suzy’s J o y bo
JJiedermier and Dale Harlan are all
sewed up . . . over at the Kappa
Klan, Alice May Robertson and
Fhegee Abe Hathaway are causing
the diamond mines in South Africa
to run over time. The Phi Psis are
warming up their “infunnel box’’ as
Bill Duncan and Theta Harriet
Hawkins are on the verge of a
merge. The transfer of hardware
department, includes such notable
figures as these. Cute Three-Delt
Marge McElvain is a noo member of
the DU inner circle as Bert Sprick
hung his brass before he had time
to punch a good hole in his sweater.
Kappa’s Mary Ellen Struve has ad
ditional weight on her sweater to
cart around. Pore ole Jam Thayer
has had it. All you can do is say NO!
Jim. If the Chi Oh’s Dodo Mislef|
will rush over to the snake pit, there
is a carton of Chesterfields wait
ing for her with Bob Chapman’s,
and the company’s best wishes. Are
we friends now Dodo ? Drop your
names in the big bowl, as there will
be a drawing to get Thursday’s
winner. No strings attached ... no
nuthin. More poop from the group:
Zeta Hall’s Bernice Stearns and
Thatcher’s Ray Sebfield are rock
hunting, as well as Bobbie Atwood
and Don Ferguson. Don’t forget to
stop in for a tall cool one at the poor
man’s Stork Club . . . any time is
coke time. —Pd.Adv.
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