Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 23, 1947, Page 2, Image 2

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    Items From
Roundabout
By BOB REED
The quotation of the week comes
from a girl friend of a dancer ac
cused of murdering a yachtsman:
“She loved that guy. They just
can’t convict her of shooting him.’’
* * *
Winter rain, or an unseasonable
facsimile thereof, continues to hoFd,
on in the roundabout region. But
then the seasons as we used to
think of them don’t seem to have
much bearing any more.
sje H? #
It's odd that the solution for the
professor’s tests should elude the
students, a race of people intelli
gent enough to keep track of three
football games on the radio, while
carrying on an intelligent conver
sation over a beer.
* * *
"Terrible tragedy,” a newsboy
bawls. “Killed a bandit in Okla
homa.”
* * *
Some houses have been accused
of serving less food, but unfortu
nately, no addresses were given.
* * *
Someone said last week that
there was more money in circula
tion than ever before, but we won
der what is the share for univer
sity students. From observation, it
doesn’t seem to be very much, con
sidering last weekend and all.
* * *
For a sociology major what could
be better than a thesis tracing the
relation between the rise of juven
ile delinquency and the spread of
that completely ineffective weap
on of chastisement, the plastic
thimble ? ,
si! Si! :!!
Sales of Hollywood gossip maga
zines seem to be holding up well,
and we think this is admirable of
Man, hastening toward the abyss
with his gaze fixed resolutely on
the trivial.
* H« H«
With some of the hair-dos ob
served at the stadium, the problem
arises as to which is the blonde
coed and which is the chrysanthe
mum.
*
With food rationing back, it
looks like a return of the good old
days, and that ex-serviceman is
brushing off his helmet and re-al
erting the trusty pea-shooters.
* * * '
In a recent Chicago trial, the
court record showed some inter
esting material. This excerpt in
particular:
Mr. Worthington: "Doctor, in
language as nearly popular as the
subject will permit, will you please
tell the jury just what the cause of
this man's death was?”
Witness: "Do you mean the
proxima causa mortis?”
Mr. Worthington: "I don't know,
Doctor. I will have to leave that
to you.”
Witness: “Well, in plain lan
guage, he died of an edema of the
brain that followed a cerebral
thrombosis or possible embolism
that followed, in turn, an arterio- j
sclerosis combined with the effect
of a gangrenous cholecystitis.”
A juror: “Well, I’ll be damned.”
The court: “Ordinarily I would
fine a juror for saying anything
like that in court, but I cannot in
this instance justly impose a pen
alty upon you, sir, because the
court was thinking exactly the
same thing.”
* * *
Most profitable way of earning
money among Harvard students is
donating blood for transfusions, a
report reveals. Harvard blood, of
course, attracting a premium price.
Oregon © Emerald
ALL-AMERICAN 1946-47
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of che University of Oregon, published
daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and final examination periods.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Ure.
Member of the Associated Collegiate Press_
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Editorial Board: Harry Glickman, Johnny Kahananui, Bert Moore, Ted Goodwin, Bill
Stratton, Jack Billings. _
Office Manager ..MarSe Huston Foster
Thunder From the Left
Watsa matter with this University? Watsa matter with
Oregon? Watsa matter with the whole darn country?
We think we’ve found the answer in the minority groups.
The state and nation have their own particular minority
groups, and they must solve their little problems. But the
University has unsung minority trouble also, and it’s all very
upsetting.
According to psychologists, only 5 per cent of the country’s
population is left-handed, although as high as 30 per cent
may have left-handed tendencies which were thwarted in
various ways during childhood and adolescence. The Univer
sity has its full quota of southpaws. It is in their behalf we raise
our cries.
Have you ever watched the agonizing expression on the face
of a leftie as he enters a classroom for the first time—a class
room equipped with right-handed armchairs? It's enough to
break your heart. Have you watched his feeble efforts at
solution—possibly rearranging the chair in front of him in
a reverse manner so the board is suited for his left-handed
dexterity. Or maybe you’ve experienced some of the contor
tions in a room like 105 Commerce, where the chairs are
firmly riveted to the floor and the neglected minority is forced
to kneel, back to teacher, to negotiate access to the—you
guessed it—right-handed writing board.
Maybe you’ve witnessed the left-handed victim who really
has the answer. The one who utilizes the armchair to his left,
leaving a small hunk of right-handed normalcy desperate. If
the pair of them, representing the 95 per cent and the 5 per
cent, plan to double up on the same board, great are the griefs
of the professor, who is convinced that there’s dirty work afoot
and that two bodies cannot occupy the armchair of one. It’s
agonizing, we insist, to watch the frustrated acrobatics or the
disillusioned despair of such a student—who probably has
been told that Oregon is a liberal college.
It’s reported from authoritative sources that there are some
southpaw chairs—less than two dozen, to be accurate—in the
University. We watched a puzzled right-hander ease himself
into one of these concessions to the 5 per cent—completely
puzzled and no little annoyed. It was probably his initial first
hand realization of how the other half lives.
Our suggestions seem to fall into the realm of the impossible,
the impractical, or the just plain silly. But we’ll proffer our so
lutions anyway, and hope that some capitalistic free-enterpriser
will work up (1) a course called Ambidexterity 101, 102, and
103, teaching the leftie how to become a rightie in three easy
terms, (2) smooth little mechanical units that may be trans
ferred from side to side of stationary chairs, or (3) under
standing professors who encourage the 5 per cent to clutter
up the aisle with portable desks.
J.B.S.
Not to Be Missed
The Oregon student who really knows will not miss the first
of the University lectures tonight, when Dr. Gordon Wright,
associate professor of history, speaks on “ The Anatomy of
the Fourth French Republic."
His listeners can be assured of a good lecture, a lecture
sprinkled with the anecdote that has made his classes so pop
ular. They can be assured of an authoratative lecture, because
Dr. Gordon Wright knows France.
The author of two books on France, he knows the nation,
the language, and the people first hand. During his two years
in France (he returned last winter) he “covered” the French
assembly, and saw this republic in its germ stages.
Attendance should be a must on the individual social cal
endar.
Writer Thumbs Over
Pick of New Platter Crop
By MICHAEL CALLAHAN
The action of a certain person (who shall here remain nameless)
this week forecasts a dark and jobless future for yours truly. In about
two years, it seems, we shall run out of records to review, and unless
there is an unexpected opening in the pencil-sharpening department
we and our typewriter shall begin the exceedingly unpleasant process
of starving to death.
However, the red dawn cometh, and we give you warning, Mr. P.,
beware the dark of the moon and stay away from lighted windows.
Pick of the platter crop: The cream of the crof this week is in three
albums, which means more dinero
but maybe fewer broken records.
Victor has come up with two top
notchers in “The Three Suns Pres
ent” and Sammy Kaye’s “All-Sea
son Favorites,” while Decca’s
Hoagy Carmichael takes the bows
for his “Stardust Road.”
Suns Are Instrumental
The Three Suns are strictly in
strumental on their album, which
probably was cut before they added
their new vocalist and the Sun
Misses harmonizers. Among the se
lections offered are “Dardanella,”
“Sunrise Serenade,” “Deep Pur
ple,” and “When Day Is Done.” We
liked the guitar-accordion-organ
combination for heavy rhythm over
the melody and strictly straight ar
rangements.
Maestro Kaye seems to have cut
a lot of the old “Swing and Sway”
syrup out of his new group, so he
sounds like any of the other first
rank orks. In his all-seasoner he has
included “April Showers” for
spring, “Summertime” for summer,
“September Song” for autumn, and
“Winter Wonderland” for winter
listening. . . . They’re good and
danceable.
Hoagland Carmichael, who is
said to be the best “shaggy-dog”
singer in the biz, is backed up by
the Glen Gray Casa Loma orches
tra on some of the best-known of
his own compositions. Add “Star
Dust,” “Hong Kong Blues,” “River
boat Shuffle,” and “Washboard
Blues” to the hard-to-gets you can
now buy.
Sentimental Hutton
Dick Haymes on Decca and Betty
Hutton on Capitol hit the market
together with records of “I Wish I
Didn’t Love You So,” from Hut
ton’s film “Perils of Pauline.” Both
have orchestra and chorus back
ups, but we give the edge to Betty
Hutton on some really sentimental
singing. By the way, advance no
tices from Capitol say that Hut
ton’s “It Had to Be You” will be
reissued immediately to tie in with
her new popularity.
Bing Crosby has had a busy
month with Decca, cutting four sin
gles (and setting some sort of a
record by using three different
sets of paid pipers on them) and
an album of Latin American popu
lars. We have yet to sea Crosby cut
a bad one, and these are as good
as any . . . best singles are “The
Old Chaperone” and “Feudin and
Fight-Fighting.” In his “El Bingo”
group he includes “Siboney,”
“Baia,” “You Belong to My Heart,”
“Let Me Love You Tonight,” and
“Amor.” This is unusual in that he
alternates between three different
orchestras all in one album, and
sings some of the songs in English
and some in Espanol.
Ye Gods department: Nellie Lut
cher seems to be the hottest thing
on discs in many a month, even
TIME gave her a big rave. Capitol
carries her on its “Americana” se
ries, latest of which is “Come On
Down” and “The Lady’s in Love
With You.” Lutcher sings loud and
barrelhouse, mangling the words
thoroughly and straying any old
direction from the melody. Some
listeners like her dips between bel
lows and whispers.
Yates Sets SDX Meet
Sigma Delta Chi, national men’s
journalism fraternity, will meet at
noon today in the banquet room
above the Side, Ross Yates, presi
dent, announced yesterday.
Bible Study Scheduled
Informal Bible studies will be
conducted today by the Inter Var
sity Christian fellowship from 8
to 8:50 a.m. in the men’s lounge
of Gerlinger hall and from 11 to
11:50 in the conference room of the
' Univesrity YMCA. The second
chapter of St. John will be con
sidered.
Side Patter
By SALLIE TIMMENS
The inquisitive ear picked up a
few leftover combos from the de
ceased weekend in Portland.
Among them were Alfa Chi Nancy
Bedingfield of the journalism
school with Kappa Sig Carl Bugge
plus Kappa twin Barbara McClin
tock with Beta Frank Olson.
An off campus romance is that
of ADPi Arlene Larsen’s engage
ment to Bob Haggerup of Pacific
university while Alfa Gam Beverly
Powell announced her forthcoming
wedding'to John Goldsmith of the
local Sig Ep clan. Sigma Kappa
Roberta Scott is now proudly wear
ing UCLA grad Bill Mays’ Kappa
Sig pin.
x- mci uicguu mu i cic aisu,
now a Beta at Stanford has been
up from California several times
to see Theta Bernice Lind who
looked like a page out of Vogue in
a blue satin draped dress last
weekend. Alfa Phi Marcie Jack
son and her ’47 Ford have been
seen lately in the company of ATO
Don (Due to error, “Smith”) South.
A handful of congrats to DG
Zata Sinclair who will reign as
Homecoming Hostess over the
weekend of the Oregon-OAC game. <
And also congrats to Alfa Chi Pat
ty Webber and Kappa Sig Ed Wal
ters who celebrated a year’s pin
ning over the weekend.
Several of the Theta frosh are a
bit wetter after the dunking they
received from the Fijis. It seems
the gals walked off with the “Fiji
Only” parking signs and placed
them out of bounds.
Looks like an interesting week
end coming up, what with the
Whiskerino on the agenda for Sat
urday night. Betty Coed and Joe
College will be voted upon at the
dance. The six Joe College contest
ants are: Carl Bugge, Bob Rasmus
sen, Joe Miller, Perry Holloman,
Harry Nyland, and Jim Bartelt.
Betty Coed finalists are: Jackie
Waehhorst, Carol Handeline, Mari
lyn Anderson, Ann Hoch, Phyllis
Morgan, and Annie Bennett
Between mid-terms brace your
self with a coke or a sundae at the
Side. Censorship or not, things are
rough all over, Larry. Check what’s
doin’ next Tuesday. (Pd. Adv.)