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Oregon W Emerald
’ MARGUERITE WITTWER-WRIGHT, Editor
GEORGE PEGG, Business Manager
Associate to Editor
DON FAIR, WALLY HUNTER
Assistant Sports Editors
Assistant Managing Editor
BOBOLEE BKOPHY and
Assistant News Editors
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Beth Easier, Bettye Joe Bledsoe, Diana Dye, Ruth Eades, A1 English, Luwayne Engwall,
Virginia Fletcher, Joanne Frydenlund, Chuck de Ganahl. Laverne Gunderson, Dale Harlan,
Donna Kletzing, Janice Kent, Pat King, Phyllis Konlmeier, Betty Lagomarsino, June
McConnell, Barbara Murphy, Laura Olson, Carol Jo Parker, Nancy Peterson, Helen Sher
man, Virginia Thompson, Jim Wallace, Sally Waller.
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 postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
Proceed as Directed
Tonight a handful of the student body (we hope more) will
witness the formal ceremony of nomination of ASUO and class
officers for next year. Dress rehearsals have been quite success
ful ; both political factions, the ASA and the ISA, have already
announced the names of their candidates. Each party has nom
inated half as many candidates 'as there are positions. This,
together with the preferential system of voting, insures that
everyone will get a prize. All candidates will get some kind of
Nominations, campaigning, voting—all merely formalities.
And it all seems a little ridiculous.
The only really hitter struggle is'over the ASUO presi
dency. But after all, the party that loses the number one spot
gets the first vice-presidency. And that's almost all-coast.
* * *
We agree with the editorial Lyle Nelson wrote for the Em
erald in 1941. He said:
With only four candidates running for the four positions the
election would be a mere formality of marking the ballots. With
more than four candidates the voter can pick the four that he con
siders the best qualified for the various ASUO positions. ... A
straight bloc election on the basis of whether a man is an Indepen
dent or a Greek is almost certain to involve politics of the kind
that aren’t exactly to lie called clean. With more than four candi
dates—with a chance to vote on the basis of a man’s qualifications
and ability—the election should be more fair.
In ’41 another candidate did enter the race. It was Theta
Chi Jim Frost, Emerald business manager. He was supported
by men like Nelson, Dick Williams, and Wilbur Bishop, who
believed he was “honest, well-qualified, and had the welfare of
the University at heart.”
Jim Frost ran against Independent Bob Calkins and the
Greek bloc’s Eon Torgeson, Beta Theta Pi.
What happened? We understand that on election day it
began to look as though Frost, who had, of course, “bolted the
bloc,” was winning. Naturally, the election was declared
illegal. ASUO President Tiger Payne had objected to the use
of educational activities card as identification.
Self-evident was this one fact: to an overwhelming degree stu
dents wore fed up with the bigotry of being told how to vote, with
machine politics, and with bartering activities.
From early morning it became apparent that Oregon students
were voting as they wanted to. That wouldn’t do, thought the
political leaders—something must be done. It was done. . . .
After a suitable interval during which the machines swung
into operation more than ever, the election was held again.
This time Torgeson won.
* * *
We had hoped that this year someone would enter the race
for president on his own. We thought, for a time, that Tom
.1 lazzard would. But enough people were scared, enough people
were convinced that the 1941 fiasco would occur again, that
Uazzard was persuaded to “forget it." He was told that he was
We don’t know what will happen at the assembly tonight.
Chances are everything will go according to schedule. But we
are still hoping that someone had the fortitude to break loose
and give decent government a chance on this campus.
If there is anything that indicates that the University is
returning to “normal." i.e. pre-war ways of doing things, it is
the new and wonderful Oregana.
Roy Paul Nelson and his staff are to be commended for
their good work. Faced with shortages of paper and all the
post-war printing problems, the Oregana personnel produced
a yearbook with surprisingly few errors.
We'd be willing to lay two to one odds that the 1947 Ore
gana will be awarded All-American honors in the long-standing
tradition of such outstanding books. It has already won unani
mous campus approval.
A fitting tribute to the photographic craftsmanship of
J. Warren Teter, who has left the University, are the brilliant
spectacle pictures in full color double-truck: the fraternity
houses on the .cover, the baseball team in action, the art school,
the Junior Weekend floats.
Best of all we like the features: the photographic introduc
tion, the photo contest, the personality section, the "what the
campus wore” section. These show originality as well as appre
ciation of the factors which make Oregon peculiarly Oregon.
Effective and amusing are the cartoons by Roy Paul, Mel
Van Lorn, and Dan Mindolovich . . . there are so many goocl
angles it is difficult to single out one really outstanding feature
that distinguishes this Oregana.
We have only one suggestion: Sometimes, as in the case
of Emerald write-up this year, the stories are inaccurate or mis
leading. Future Oregana staffs might do well if the stories
were checked with the students most likely to know the facts:
This would eliminate any possibility of a few sour notes here
Note: the following opinions
are those expressed by Horatio
B Smuts and Abdul Ahmed
A’mer at one of the local pubs and
do not necessarily reflect the
thoughts of the writer.
Horatio: Hello, Abdul Ahmed, did
you read where Dr. Henry M. Wris
ton, president of Brown university,
has stated he doesn’t think all those
who receive bachelor of arts de
grees are educated men?
Abdul Ahmed: What is an edu
cated man ?
Horatio: That’s a good question,
son. Margaret Mead—just hap
pened to have it here someplace—
says in the Encyclopaedia of the So
cial Sciences that “the purpose of a
total educational process . . . may
be defined as the assimilation of
each individual to a cultural tradi
A. A.: Yeah, but what’s an edu
cated man ?
H. Didn’t you understand ? One
who’s assimilated—Into the cultur
al tradition, that is. “The great ac
cumulation of knowledge and tech
niques in a society with a written
tradition, a huge population and an
extensive division of labor makes
the educational process impinge
differently upon members of the
growing generation.” This article
said that, too.
A. A.: Does that mean I can play
pinball machines and be just' as ed
ucated as Harry K. Newburn?
H.: According to this definition,
if you’re properly assimilated into
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a cultural tradition, you’re educat
A. A.: Somehow I don't feel as
educated as Harry K. Newburn.
H.: But we said that in a com
plicated society the educational pro
cess impinged differently on mem
bers. Don’t you think Wriston was
referring to some other definition
when he said an educated man ?
A. A.: What about educated wom
H.: What about educated women ?
A.A.: My favorite professor is
always saying he wants his stu
dents to develop a critical sense.
H.: He’s out of his mind What
good is someone who always criti
cizes? I hate people who always
criticize and complain about the
food, for example. They never do
anything about it.
A. A.: Maybe one should be criti
cal and do something about what
one is critical of.
H.: Constructive criticism.
A. A.: You have to know some
thing to be critical that way.
H.: What do you want to be criti
A. A.: I don’t like the way one of
my courses is taught.
A. A.: I had the first part in the
army. We learned lots faster and
more graphically. Now we get so
bogged down with detail.
H.: Since Wriston didn’t give a
definition of an educated man we’ll
have to say whether he is right
about college graduates and the
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Telling the Editor
ABOUT FACULTY ADMISSION
It has come to our attention that
faculty members must pay full ad
mission prices in order to attend all
athletic events. Isn’t this squeezing
the nickel just a little too hard?
After all, most of the faculty are
underpaid and yet they are ex
pected to attend all such events.
Other universities may make their
faculty pay admission but does Ore
gon have to follow the beaten path.
We realize that pressure on the
coaches to win games has tended to
commercialize athletics at the ex
pense of sportsmanship. If Oregon
must commercialize, why stick the
poor faculty members who form the
guiding hand of our institution?
We feel that this practice has been
carried on because the students did
not realize the faculty was subject
ed to this cheap practice. We rec
ommend the ASUO be allowed to
vote on this issue immediately.
Victor D. Viers
ABOUT HEALTH SERVICE
In reference to my letter about
conditions at the student health ser
vice, (May 17th), I feel it necessary
to qualify the point of my state
I felt, primarily, that an adequate
health service should be provided
for students. If this entails addition
al finances, additional personnel, or
any other reasonable help, I feel
it should be furnished.
Regarding reference to a student
who was ill last spring I find on fur
ther investigation 'that there was
some doubt about his illness, but
that eventually it was correctly
diagnosed, although treatment was
given in Portland.
In short, it was not a letter di
rected at those who are presently
there, but rather directed at the
conditions that will not allow stu
dents to benefit from a full meas
ure of health service.
By BOB WHITELY
A big pop gun salute to Roy
“Cool Water” Nelson and his staff
for turning out a swell Oregaua
. . . in the words of the man on
the street, “they done good.” In
musing thru the slick pages, Little
F. Grenfell of the pink palace
gang, appeared all over the area
. . smiling . . smirking . . and “look
at the birdie” poses. She wins the
chocolate-covered peanut award
for being the most fotographed gal
in the book. Stop the presses . .
ring dem bells. . . . The gal with
the blonde locks and other attri
butes announced her engagement
last night before a fireside at the
Gammaphoo house. Sally Timmens
has a hunk of ice on her third
flinger left hand that would put
your eye out, and it’s from Figi
Fran Thorn. Seventeen thousand
hearts were crushed' about the
campus. The Delt house is in a
gay mood of late as aging George
Kikes definitely announced that lie
was going to Mortar Board on his
own hook this year. He’s been
taking out rushes sooooo long on
this annual event he can hardly
contain himself, and knows every
high school in the state. Bud -Jett*
main creaked another year closer
to the man with the sythe yester
(Plcase turn 10 page seven)
By DALE HARLAN
Thomas L. Karnes, veterans
training officer at the University,
wants to remind all veterans under
Public Law 346 (the G. I. Bill) that
the subsistence check they receive
at the end of June will only contain
pay for the first 13 days of that
month. All veterans planning to at
tend summer school are reminded
again that they should pre-register
on May 26, 27, 28, or 29 and then re
port in to Glen Sweeney at the dean
of men’s office on June 18 or 19. If
this procedure is followed the vet^y
under P. L. 346 will receive the bal
ance of their June pay sometime in
July. If this is not done it will be as
sumed the vet under 346 is not go
ing to attend either summer ses
sion and his training will be auto
matically interrupted. The proced
ure for those veterans under Pub
lic Law 16 is somewhat different.
Letters have been sent to all vets
under Public Law 16 and the VA
office at room 114, men’s physical
education building, requests that
the information asked for be sup
plied either in person or by mail
on or before Friday, May 23. If any
veteran under P. L. 16 failed to re
ceive one of these letters he should
report to the above office on or be
fore this coming Friday. Public
Law 16 veterans who plan to at
tend the first session or all of sum
mer school will not have their sub
sistence pay interrupted if they re
spond to this letter and pre-regis
ter as requested. In fact, Karnes
stated that if the vets under P. L.
16 meet these conditions they, un
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