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MARGUERITE WITTWER-WRIGHT Ed.tor
GEORGE PEGG Business Manager
MEMBER —ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS
ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE_
Signed editorial features and columns in the Emerald reflect the opinions of the writers.
They do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial staff, the student body^ or the
Entered as second class matter at the postofifice, Eugene, Oregon.
NOTICE TO VETERAN STUDENTS
I understand that the Veterans Administration
is making a special effort to encourage the rein
statement of thousands of National Service Life
Insurance policies which World War II veterans
allowed to lapse at the conclusion of military serv
If you are one of those who allowed his policy
to lapse, a call to the Veterans Administration con
tact office in Eugene at 41 West 8th Street or Room
110, Men’s Physical Education Building on the
campus, will provide you with complete information
on how it can be reinstated.
For yoUr own protection and the future econom
ic security of your family, I urge you to check into
this matter. You have only until August 1 to rein
state your policy without a physical examination.
H. K. NEWBURN, President,
University of Oregon.
When it is considered that about one half of the business of
the educational activities board is concerned with the major
campus publications, the Emerald and the Oregana. it seems
somewhat unreasonable that no member of the journalism fac
ulty is included on the board.
Estimated annual income from the Emerald and the Ore
gana totals $40,600, about half of the total educational activities
income. Expenditures for the Emerald and Oregana total over
half of the annual estimated expenditures of the board. Emerald
and Oregana editors and staffs are usually journalism majors,
and most of the problems which they bring up to the board are
of a journalistic nature.
Only once annually, when the new editors are selected, does
the board invite a member of the journalism faculty to “sit in,”
in an ex-officio non-voting capacity.
Years ago the educational activities board usually included
either the dean of the journalism school or a member of his
faculty who represented him. This year the voting faculty
members on the board are from the history department, the law
school, and the music school. Although the ability of these men
to decide on any matter which comes before the board is not
questioned, it does seem unreasonable to expect them to be as
qualified to deal with the Emerald and Oregana as would be a
man who is constantly in contact with their staffs and their
This always brings up the question of the actual usefulness
of boards as such. Unlike the record of the defunct athletic
board, the record of the educational activities board is excellent.
Nevertheless, it is a fact that the board members do little more
than to approve or disapprove the business on the agenda pre
pared by the manager—a function which could be satisfactorily
performed by "expert" advisers called in by the manager to
discuss any matter on which they are particularly well in
1 he ideal situation probably would he something like this:
All educational activities would be handled by a director who
■would be responsible to the president of the University alone,
but whose responsibility it would be to obtain "expert” advice
from qualified men in departments related to the problem at
hand. This method of handling educational activities would
undoubtedly expedite matters bv doing away with scheduled
board meetings. Furthermore, it would not obligate board mein
members to become haphazardly informed about everything
from orchestra uniforms to new Emerald news editors.
There is always the possibility that students would feel
slighted because they had no hoard to sit on. Actually, the
student members of the board this year have made no tremen
dously momentous decisions. Whatever information they have
contributed to board meetings could have been just as easilv
gathered from students by an educational activities director.
We recommend therefore:
That the president consider the appointment of a member
of the journalism faculty to next year’s board as a voting mem
ber in order to insure "expert" advice on matters pertaining to
the Emerald and the Oregana;
That the eventual substitution of an educational activities
manager for the board be seriously considered for the reasons
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Absent of flesh,
The product of a commercial art
ist for a steel cable ad,
Scooped up a quantity of earth,
In the year of Copernicus,
And thrust it back at the ground
from a high-flying B-29.
The hole in the side of the world
No one knew what to do.
Mr. Hutchins spoke. Mr. Oppen
heimer spoke. Mr. Ferni spoke. Mr.
Einstein spoke. Mr. Conan't spoke.
Mr. Compton spoke. Mr. Truman
spoke. Mr. Stimson spoke. Mr. Ber
nard Baruch spoke.
And Mr. Viacheslav Molotov
The problem had been solved by
many minds before:
Rousseau: Thinking man is a de
Spengler: Man is a beast of prey.
Marx: The economic factor is the
strongest, most elemental, and most
And Robert Burns: A man is a
man for a’ that.
These thinkers had only poured
oil on the water.
But a modicum of research data
had been made available
For possible future reference
If there was any future to refer
Pavlov had rung bells and flashed
Freud based theories on case
Conscientious Objectors were
subjects to experiments concerning
the effects of nutrition and fatigue
rli rt'rti ell ett rti ril rli rfri .
How long has life been earth, Dr.
Risley? When did Homo Erectus
emerge, Dr. Cressman ? What is the
relation between natural resources
and a developing society, Dr.
Moore ? Define the place of govern
ment in this development, Mr. Ca
hill and Dr. Ganoe ? What part does
ideology play ?
What is the physiological basis of
an ideology, Dr. Taylor and Dr. So
derwall ? Explain how economic
situations, and beliefs are connect
ed, Dr. Morris, Dr. Wood, and Dr.
Tell how education, linked with
geography, determines industrial
development, Dr. Huffaker, Dr. Gil
bert, Dr. Breen, and Dr. Stovall ?
What other factors are involved,
Mr. Parsons, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Beck,
and Dr. Townsend. And to what ex
tent are each involved—Anyone ?
Are Farnham and Lundberg right
in relating the use of force and the
home ? How does foreign policy de
pend on public opinion, Dr. Dull ?
What IS foreign policy? What per
cent of public opinion is pure reason
and what per cent is emotion, Dr.
Taylor, and Dr. Schumacher ? What
determines percentages ?
What is the relation between real
ity and perception, Dr. Tyler and
Dr. Breen? Under what conditions
is mass fear fostered, Mr. Myers
and Dr. Moore? What are the so
ciological, economic, psychological,
geographical, historical, education
al, and political differences between
a democratic and a totalitarian
Who has the scientific formula
for the collective hand ?
J. A A A A .A A .A .A .A .A A .A .1
Telling the Editor
ABOUT THE “FREE AND RESPONSIBLE” PRESS
Not so long ago there was a conference of “men-who-should-know”
from all over the United States. They were supposed to make a review
of news reporting and newspapers and prepare a statement as tc how
good it all was, and how free. TIME magazine was disappointed. Most
of the newspapers cried out in self defense, for the statement the com
mittee issued was, in effect, that newswriters are not good writers, that
the press is not “free” but controlled by monopolies, ahd the editors
are not living up to their admittedly high code of ethics.
They may or may not have been right. My argument is not with
them, but I wanted to say that had they included in their report a state
ment on the Emerald, they would have been wrong on any of the
accounts named. If those are indeed sicknesses of the American press
today I don’t believe there could be any better remedy for it than the
training of such newspapermen and women as turned out of our colleges
by papers such as the Emerald.
I have noticed many times that the Emerald has published not only
news.but a variety of items that in my opinion could be classed as liter
ature. This letter was really brought on by the editorial in your April
5 issue entitled “Renaissance.” I dar’t'believe I have ever read a more
stirring piece of writing in any newspaper. It may be that what the
writer has to say in this article has been said before; it may be that it is,
not good writing; I say it may be so. I doubt it. I believe that this is not
only good writing but good newspaper work. I believe that the Emerald
is to be highly commended for this and for other similar articles it has
printed and will, I am sure, continue to print. 1% personal feeling to
the Emerald is thank you very much.
Sgt. Richard E. McVoy, ’49
Student Officers Hqs.
Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
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DESIGNING TO YOUR
895 E. 13th
By BOB WHITELY
The biggest crop of liars in the
history of Oregon returned to the
campus Sunday night after a
weekend of eager trout chasing.
The stories were wide and varie®
. . . like a detailed report of a
sneak date . . . and it seems as if
all the big ones got away. Several
of our well known politicians after
a night of revelry preceeding the
dawn, swore up and down that
there is a huge 40 foot monster
with pointed ears and an armored
tail swimming in the McKenzie,
and the fool thing won;t bite on
single eggs. Lake Creek proved to
be a veritable Hollywood and Vine
with state cops directing traffic
on every rock, and there were so
many boats on it it looked like a
log jam. Best story of the week
end ..concerns big babu John
Schaefers . . . the owner of the
local snake pit. John spent days in
preparation for opening day . . .
tying flies, oiling his rod, etc., etc.
. . . took his boat all the way down
to Lake Creek . . . put the speaker
of the'House of Representatives in
the back end and took off. From
sun-up to sundown . . . they tried
everything but a shotgun, and
finally wound up with two dinky
specimens about 3 y2 inches lt^fg
that had died of natural causes.
Mr. Schaefers tried to ease out of
of his visible embarrassment by
stating that he had to row the
boat for the speaker of the house,
but knowing Genial John. . . I fig
ure that the speaker was behind
the paddle. Just ask him about his
prowess as a fisherman . . . might
give you a free coke. The law
school’s Jack Hoffman entered the
nimrod’s hall of fame by hooking
and landing a fighting carp for his
first fisht of the season. He wins
the Side’s award of one “gilt
edged purple shaft” and a cedar
float. The Frosh Glee was quite a
hoe-down, and congrats to the new
Skull-Duggery pledges. The light
ing committee done themselves
proud. The lowly b.a. school had
better get in shape for the shy
sters for the “Big Game” this Sat
urday. “Glassarm” YVeener and 9
other cronies from the school of
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