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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1948)
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the university of Orfgon, 1pu^^jd
dally dmlng the college year except Sundays, Mondayv and final examination periods.
J 44 Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Ore.
Member of the Associated Collegiate Press
#OB FRAZIER, Editor
BOB CHAPMAN, jpusmcsa ra
TUNE GOETZE. BOBOLEE BROPHY
Assistant Managing Editors
Is Anybody Staying Home?
Odds are that the house will be more than packed to
night when Senator Wayne L. Morse speaks at the Igloo on
“Political Issues as I See Them.” Senator Morse, as one of
the most controversial figures on the American political
scene today, would draw a good crowd almost anywhere.
But his appeal is especially strong here at the University
of Oregon, largely because of his former position as dean of
the law school. This tie, plus his voting record, has worked
to create a cult of “Morsism” that seems to center in the
University district in Eugene. The man’s popularity is al
most universal in the University community.
Another factor which should assure the senator a large
audience is his record as a champion of veterans’ legislation.
The Senator’s story of what happened in the first session of
this congress was carried at some length in the Emerald last
fall. Suffice it to say here that he, almost single handedly.
pushed a bill through the senate authorizing subsistence ad
justments ,and raising the “ceiling” on veterans’ earnings.
The bill is now in the house, awaiting action by the next ses
sion of congress which convenes January 20.
His position as the senate’s leading foe of the 1 aft-Hartley
act last spring and summer, plus his other energetic activity in
the upper house have earned him the name of “The most
feared man in congress.”
Is anybody staying home?
It's Raining, You Say . . .
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s raining. That fine, old
conversational topic, the weather, has again provided us
with something to talk about. As you squish across the
campus with streams of water coursing down your face and
and drenching your clothes, some wit is bound to accost
you with “Kind of wet out, isn’t it?” in a bright, cheery voice.
Society demands that you answer with forced gaity, "Cer
tainly is!” or the more curt "Yup.”
The above is known as surface coverage of the topic. If,
perchance, you are waiting uncomfortably for a bus when the
above exchange takes place, you can’t let it drop there. This
is a delicate situation that requires care in discussing. To
carry on the conversation intelligently you have to be ac
quainted with facts and figures plus a knowledge of the
local problem. If your drippy (because of the weather, we
trust) chance-acquaintance is also an old hand at this sort of
thing, the repartee may get very brisk and lively as you vie
with each to see just who knows the most about this rain
For the benefit of entering freshmen, and new students the
Emerald herewith offers a few facts and pointers so they
won’t be handicapped in this native Oregon game.
As background information, it is imperative to know that
the flood stage of the Willamette river in Eugene is 12 feet.
At least once during the year the river rises above this mark,
such as is happening now. Another term to become familiar
with is the "crest.” When reports come in that the river
will reach its crest of 15 feet at 3:02yj a.m., it means that 15
feet is as high as the water will rise. You see, it’s all quite
simple. To be really well versed on the subject, however, one
should know just how many inches of rain have fallen, what
areas are flooded, and what areas are likely to be flooded. The
absolute “crest” in preparedness is to really kno\v someone
whose home is flooded with at least two feet of water, and
they’ve piled the furniture on saw horses, etc., etc. This can
be very impressive especially if your opponent can’t come
back with a story about a friend of his, or, w'orse luck, his
own flooded home. By this time, your bus should have ar
rived and you can gracefully drop the whole thing.
The discussion technique in a classroom full of soggy
students and steaming clothes is a little more difficult. We
offer only one suggestion and that is to quote Robert Love
“It isn’t raining rain to mee
It’s raining daffodills.
In every dimpled drop I see
Wild flowers on the hill.”
We guarantee you will be mobbed immediately.
, ‘ —M.E.T.
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Columnist Apes the Venerable Drew
By LARRY LAU
All in all, we think quite enough has been
said concerning the New Years festivities.
Judging from the twice-told tales heard since
returning, Oregon’s smart set gave 1947
a typically boisterous sendoff. The washed
out feeling January 1st was reported no
better or worse than in other years .Many of
our friends actually grow pale at the men
tion of Tom ’n Jerry, et al, so we’d best leave
it at that. As always, will use this first col
umn to offer a limited number of suggestions
Athletically speaking, we predict a second
successive gridiron victory for the Webfoots
over OAC. In addition, we predict a long de
served win for the Aikenmen over SC’s Tro
jans in Multnomah stadium next fall. Talk in
inner circles has it that 1948 will mark Ore
gon’s first serious bid for the Rose Bowl for
nearly a decade.
Predict that the University of Washing
ton will capture the northern division basket
ball crown, with the Webfoots squeezing
into second place; and that California will
rate similar honors down South with Stan
ford as the runner-up. Predict the Pluskies
will beat the Bears in the Coast playoff.
The Gerlinger Kids
Predict also that Oregon’s baseball team
will be playing their games in the girls gym
unless something is done reasonably soon
to surface the field. Either that or have
WSC’s colorful Coach Buck Bailey make a
speech in Mac court and forget about the
rest of it.
Predict the Oregon student body, through
letters and the Emerald, will participate in
a nation-wide collegiate movement to put
pressure on the congress to revive the vet
erans pay increase bill. We suggest that the
Emerald give the same kind of attention to
Oregon’s congressional representatives (who
did nothing to get the bill out of a house
pigeonhole) as it did to Senator Wayne
Morse (who did so much to get the bill
passed through the senate). With house bills
going up and up, and up, we predict that
this will be one national issue that even the
country-clubbish Webfoots will be greatly
Have heard for two years now reports
of a “combine” running Portland that would
put the old Kelly-Nash machine to shame.
Some years ago “the boys” began to have
designs on downstate areas, all of which
prompted many small newspapers and civic
organizations to institute their own investi
gations with an idea of stopping the pro
posed invasion. We predict that during 1948,
some of this group will make an unsuccess
ful attempt at exposure. Predict also, some
kind of disaster (either fire, explosion or dol
lars) for the brash, screaming tabloid, the,
Portland Sun, who thus far is openly in the
fight alone. We've never yet seen a tail that
could wag a dog.
Predict that someone (or ones) will soon
form a committee on the Oregon campus for'
the purpose of promoting Henry Wallace amt
his Gideon army. Similar committees hav|
been, or will be, set up at OSC, Linfield, Wi.(jj
lamette, SOCE, and Vanport.
Predict that neither Dewey nor Eise;~
hower will have the necessary two thim
vote in the Republican convention this Jh:j»
and that the Republican nominee will btf,
compromise candidate, quite possibly Artl.,
Vandenberg, with California’s Gov. Eu-^
Warren for a running mate . . . Along th
line, wre think that Avith at least 2000 eligibk
voters at Oregon, arrangements should LJt
made for registration and voting facili'tk
right on campus. If the city can set up a pre'j
cinct for 150 townspeople, one for 2000 (per
haps in the YMCA) isn’t asking too much
Politics: Campus *
Predict that 1948 Avill see campus poli
tics sIoav doAvn to a fast trot after tAVO hecti<*
post-Avar years of the closest kind of in
fighting. The Greek machine will be free o|
the dissentions that nearly split it last year
and will be able to count on it’s regular £
percent turnout. The ISA has lost such speo?
tacular firebrands as the great Ted Halloc^
“Suds” Chaney, Gil Roberts, HoAvard Leifll
mons (to name a feAv) and Ave see no ad?
quate replacements at this A\rriting. Perhaj^
this spring then, Ave'll be able to concef
trate more fully on such delights as picnic
and picnics, and picnics, and things. Canjpu '
politics—Poobah ! i
Predict a mass turnover in the Exec couik
cil, as Ave hear that Several Oregon biggie:
failed to make ye olde two point . . . Predicv
the Beta’s hard-Avorking Bill Yates Avill edi,j
next year's Emerald . . . Predict that one
again a gi;oup Avill approach educational ac j
ti\'ities director Dick Williams with a re-1
quest to be alloAved to put out an Oregofj
magazine similar to the Stanford ChaperellJ
Washington Columns, the Minnesota Skf4
Yu-Mah ,etc. Predict that they will hear th i
same old excuses given other hopefuls iju
years past. j
Predict success for Dean Eogdall’s scho|J
arship drive by the end of the year. A sortj
of compromise success, as Ave think —thef
Lemon and Yellow will be just as countr
clubbish as ever. A toast then, to our man -
friends who are, or soon Avill be, attending
Vanport. May they rest in peace!
We Highly Resolve
Comes a time once a year when resolutions are in order.'
Comes that time and everyone makes resolutions like mad—
silly resolutions, wise resolutions, thrifty resolutions, practi
cal resolutions, foolish resolutions. But resolutions we make.
1 he Emerald, the voice of the Oregon student, is making
a few of its own.
1. We will study our lessons daily in a conscientious man
ner, devoting the two-hour minimum to each class meeting.
2. Our time at I aylor’s, the Side, the Rush Joel's, etc., etc.,
will be in. a direct inverse ratio to the amount of studying
we have to do. The more work, the less time out.
3. W e shall spend the Wednesday night dessert hour,
formerly devoted to socializing, to discussions of problems
of an intellectual nature, demanding more thought than was
generaly allocated the answer to “Where'r ya from, dearie?”
4. We shall not cut any classes except because of sickness
or some equally valid excuse.
5. W e shall attend assemblies ,lectures, free movies, and
other pursuits cultural, profiting by all opportunities for self
6. We shall attempt to carry out the foregoing with no
deviations except in unusual and dire circumstances, including
such extiemities as flood, earthquake, birth, death, marriage,
divorce, slow clocks, oversleeping, alarms that didn't go off,
picnics, coffee, intriguing discussions, or acts of God.
AN OPEN LETTER
As we begin a new year th(
Athletic Department wishes t'
thank the students for their cor
tinued support of our program
We are taking this opportur,
ity to remind you of our polic;.
regarding student admission t
varsity basketball games. Mem
bers of the Associated Student
of the University of Oregon will
be admitted to each varsity ba.»
ketball game upon presenting
the proper ticket from the
Athletic Activity booklets frotfj
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Promptly :
7:30 p.m. student doors will
closed and general admissk'.
tickets will be sold to the pub!:
No student tickets will be ho.' ■
ored after 7:30 p.m. This polic
is necessary because of our lin
ited seating capacity. The publi
would like to see our team pli.
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