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Movie Critics Miss So Many Movies
By LARRY LAU
We wish we were clever and thorough and had the art of
criticizing movies down cold. Pick out a good one, rip it to
shreds, and before you know it you have a reputation as a
Not being clever, we’d probably stumble through some of
the less glittery Hollywood offering, like Jane Muscle in The
Outhouse or What Price Gloria?, and let it go at that.
Critics may be missing a good bet. Act
ually, epics like Grapes of Wrath (or, where
the OSC student body came from), Valley of
Incision (with Morris Fishbein), and Hannah
Burner in Peak’s Pike or Bust have never
been criticized properly.
Some of the best pics never reach Eugene.
The French version of Double Indemnity
staring Tu-Uv-Uss (the brilliant Chinese
hermaphrodite), Western Union (the ups and
downs of married life in California) and Des
with Errol Flynn have never been allowed to
cross the Oregon state boundary.
Hadda Hopper relates to intimates that many of the
cpiickies Hollywood tossed off during the war are still smelling
up the storage rooms. Life With Daddy (or, why mother left),
Brute Force (or, I married a logger) and West of the Pogos
(or, life in the sticks) are typical.
Some of the coming attractions will have much local intei
est. Miricale of 11th Street (a lesson in jaywalking), King for a
Day (with Gov. John Hall), and High Barbasol (and why it
costs more at Fennels) are good examples.
There are others, of the Grade X variety, like Lets Dance
(you eat too much sitting down). Abroad With Two Yanks
(of the female shortage in London during the wai), Saia
Toga’s Trunk (a short production on women wrestlers), that
aren’t worth a critic’s time.
Critics, being very busy criticizing, are bound to miss a few.
We’ll give our timid recommendation to Magnificent Obstet
rics (or why you were born), Green Light (or, I know she
couldn’t always say “no"), Indian Love Call (or, V ho Stole
My Squaw?), Life With Father (or, the war didn’t start ’till I
was discharged), High Voltage (case history of a girl who
dated Roger Wiley), God’s Little Acre (shot at Fiji meadows),
Of Human Bandage and Great Expectorations.
Others, if they haven't been missed, should be: Goontown
(a Corvallis chamber of commerce release), Hellzapoppin
(taken at the Chi Psi house dance), Heaven Can Wait (or, I
just can't miss spring term), Intrigue (hazards of a sneak
date) Leave Her To Heaven (hell won’t have her). Withering
Tights, and a host of others too awful to mention.
That’s the best we can do critics, you take it from here.
This Registration Is No Simple Thing
I lie expression is “bolixed up.” That’s the best way to des
cribe the current registration tangle. There are other ex
pressions, too, of course, but they are either indecent, or are
mere euphemisms for indecent expressions. And the Emerald
is a family newspaper.
It was bad enough when things were merely held up, but
now there is an extra card to fill out, and some departments
in the college of liberal arts are handing out special cards
in classes, which must also be filled out by the student who
wants nothing so much as the privilege of registering. All
this is made necesary by the fact that there is only so much
time between now and the beginning of spring term.
There are several choices:
1. Give everybody a longer spring vacation.
2. Hold up distribution of winter-term grades.
3. Hold up distribution of spring-term class cards to in
4. Hire more help, a difficult avenue under the present bud
5. Fill out more forms.
6. Forget it.
Under the original plan, as drawn up by the registrar's of
fice and approved by the board of dejins, registration would
be nearly completed by now. Clerks would be sorting class
The Frosh Are Griped
As Who Wouldn't Be
Athletic Director Leo Harris is sore put out, and we don’t
blame him. It seems that Oregon rooters have not only been
failing to give frosh basketball players their support, but
have actually been booing them and rooting for the opposing
teams at these pre-varsity games.
Harris points out that students can hardly expect Fresh
man ball-players to stick around for varsity ball, if they get
nothing but insults from the loyal fans. Their attitude toward
the rooters is becoming one of "TTIell with 'em.” In view of
the circumstances,'the attitude seems reasonable.
Oregon W Emerald
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the 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, Ore.
Member of the Associated Collegiate Press
UU15 fKAZItK, Editor
BUB CHAPMAN, Business Manager
JUNE GOETZE, BOBOLEE BROPHY
DON FAIR FRED TAYLOR
walt McKinney, jeanne simmonds, maryann thielen
Associates to Editor
Asst. Managing Editors
DIANA DYE JIM WALLACE
Assistant News Editors
National Advertising Manager -...Marilyn Turner
Circulation Manager ...Billijean RiethnnMer
Editorial Board: Larry Lau, Johnny Kahananui, Bert Moore, Ted Goodwin, Bill Stratton,
cards, and the University would have a pretty good idea ot
how things would look next term.
But that isn’t the way it’s worked out. Registration has
hardly begun. Only today—a week and a half after registra
tion opened—will students begin enrolling in liberal arts
courses. And registration in these courses will be chopped
off Saturday noon sharp. This will result in a mobbing of the
co-op book store, and of the registrar’s office. The registrar’s
office, of course, has to extend their part of registration well
into next week to accommodate this rush. Therefore registra
tion will actually recpiire close to three weeks, instead of two
weeks as originally planned, or instead of the one week the
college of liberal arts started out to prove possible.
Clerks will still be working on advance registration, late in
the term when they should be compiling students’ grade
reports and getting class cards out to the instructors. One or
the other has to suffer, and the registrar was justified in feel
ing that, since this mess was no fault of the students, it should
not be they who are held up. So the students will get their
grades on time—or approximately on time. On the other hand
the instructors have to have their class cards. They have to
know who is in their classes sometime before mid-term. Thus
the extra form.
It just goes to show what happens when somebody tam
pers with a system.
Emerald Ecstasy Contagious,
Co-op Book Store Swamped
The people at the co-op book store have sent a telegram
for more copies of "The American Mercury Reader,” which
the Emerald reviewed so ecstatically yesterday. It seems the
place was mobbed early in the morning, and the few available
copies were quickly sold out. We had no idea our literary
enthusiasm would be so contagious. We apologize though,
for any frustration we may have caused Mercury fans who
cannot get copies of the book. Next time we wax ecstatic
about a book, we'll be sure there are a lot of ’em in stock.
Of Crashes and Clover
(From the Idaho Argonaut)
A big topic for discussion these days is the oncoming' depressioon
—are we going to have one ? If we are, how far off is it, and can
we avert it? Economically, these are hard questions to answer
but we are able to compare the social life of our times and the years
preceding the last depression and find striking similarities.
The “New Look” is an example. Women wore long skirts in the
twenties, fashion in dresses emphasized the small waist and the
“hour glass” effect. Today the same trend in “style” is noticeable
even old-fashioned hair-dos are Coming in for a revival in popularitv
Partially caused by the Petrillo ban on new records, the nation's
musrn makers and recording companies are bringing back old songs
and old ways of playing them, to the entertainment world For in
stance, the “new” hit, “I'm Looking Over for a Four-Leaf Clover”
was a rip-roarer back in Coolidge's day-today we can hear the old
the tune""*0 baCk§:r0Und by listeninS to Ar^ Mooney's recording of
A depression is caused by inflation, over-speculation a,„i
desire on the part of twoo many people to “get rich quick and not to
uorr> about any rainy days.” America seems to be hastening the
advance of the lower curve of the economic cvele hv thl *V,
to life in the days before ’29. back
■ * * - * • *.. . .
By SALLIE TIMMKXS 1
Local characters are beginning
to look and feel like a bunch ol
wilted vegetables, and one phanl
Lum irum me ai
school has beei
drinking a quar
of milk for lunoi
is a bracer fo
But spring hsf
sign is the debu
of the SAEs suit
2d ud on the ton
nis court. Other legitimate factox
are smaller classes and bigge
Down at the DG pillars the did
of the typewriter keys can b
heard at weird hours from weir
places. Jane Ellsworth has take
to the basement and Barbara John
has isolated herself on the thij
floor to work over the editin
Just to prove that music has it
place the AOPis and the Tri Delt
both featured “Golden Earrings
as their dance theme. The Ti
Del'ts had dazzling gold earring
and gypsy silhouettes against *
fuchsia background, and gave thei
dates a golden earring. Sigma IJ
John Ross came over from OSC t
go with Beth Basler as did Thet
Chi Don Koburg to see Joan Basil
ble. Marilyn French’s fiance, Te
Carter, was down from Portlanc
and Donna Masterson was wit
Boyd Cooper of Idaho college. Cut
couple: Gloria Merten and Phi D«i
At the AOPi dance Phi Delt Jii
Howard was with Dolores Stenei
son, and Phi Delt Jim Boyd wit
Mary Keller. Beverly Shorb datt
Chi Psi Chris Strahan, and Mai
Lou Sexton took Sigma Nu Bo
Pin department busy of late wit
Tri Delt Carol Fallin now wearin
the Maltese cross of ATO Dai
Crockett, off-campus romance <
former Tri Delt Rally Squade
Margueritte Reardon pinned f
SAE Bob Burns of the U. Wasl
Much noise and elation at Zeta ha
when Jean McKean appeared wit
Phi Kappa Sigma pin of Roger TeJP
low, and the stocks are ready fcl
Don Pickens who planted the Sia
ma Chi white cross on Theta J?aL
Biliter. That character who wi
wrapped in fish netting and depoi
ited on the doorstep of the Alpi®
Xi Delta house, Joe, was Hei
Bachofner who gave his DU pin ;
Who is this guy Bert Moore?
thought he was janitor at the Mi
theater. But then he can even mal
an omlette out of Hamlet.
Theta Barbara Cook is up fro
SF to date Sigma Chi Bob Stede
strom, and Patty Duncan malt
frequent trips from Portland
see Phi Delt Chuck Fagen. AD
Pat Stevens, sister of Ivy Butte
flop, dating, TKE Ted Ramie
these days. X-ASUO prexy To
Kay away from the state capit
long enough to come to the camp
for a date or two with ChiO *P
Davis, Jr. Wlcnd lovely of la
Lucky people to win cartons
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