Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 01, 1948, Page 2, Image 2

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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
BOB CHAPMAN, Business Manager
Managing Editor
Co-News Editors
Co-Sports Editor
Associates to Editor ___
Asst. Managing Editors
Advrtising Manager
Assistant News Editors _
National Advertising Manager ..-.
Circulation Manager ...-.-.Billijean Kiethmiller
No Easy Choice
The next meeting of the executive council of the A.S.U.O.
should be interesting for two reasons—both of them having
to do with the job Howard Lemons vacated when he became
athletic business manager.
Somebody has to become first vice-president of the student
body. The executive council, which will fill the vacancy after
examining the petitions of University students, will be sore
put to find a successor who can do the job as well. As first
vice-president (which has come to mean “assistant presi
dent”), Lemons carried much of the A.S.U.O. load. His shoes
will not be filled easily.
Another problem is the political one. Lemons was an in
dependent. When the council met winter term to fill vacancies
caused by the scholastic ineligibility of several students, the
remaining council members were mainly independent. But
they kept faith by selecting Greeks to fill the positions Greeks
had vacated. It will be interesting to see if the council follows
along, and, with a Greek majority, appoints an Independent
to succeed Lemons.
Appropriately Enough
It is altogether appropriate that members of the fabulous
class of ’23 will break ground for the student union building
at the 25th anniversary of their graduation. That there will
be a student union building at all is owing in no small part
to the efforts of this class, and to their perseverance in keeping
alive a dream for a quarter century.
Names like Palmer Hoyt, John MacGregor, and Ernest
Haycox, all glittering stars in the alumni roster, were on
the list of graduating seniors 25 years ago.
Their class record, as students and as alumni, is a record at
which all classes may shoot.
No Cause for Complaint
News that students who fail to observe the stoplights on
13th street will be hailed into court and fined for “going
through a stop sign” should bring no complaint.
The idea of blocking off the street came from the students,
and it is for their benefit that automobiles are prohibited
from using the artery at the times when classes are changing.
With the old barricades gone, and with just the lights to
hold them back, they can expect no special treatment because
of their student status.
He Wants His Money
To the Editor:
The University has billed me for a $3.61 chemistry breakage
fee. I checked with the Veterans Administration in Emerald
hall and was told I had to pay up. With a little difficulty I
was allowed to examine the University’s contract with the
government, and found that the government is definitely
responsible for the “average and normal breakage fee of the
veteran student.”
Everyone seemed rather surprised that the contract con
tained such a provision and seemed powerless to do anything
about it. Mr. James D. Kline, assistant registrar in charge
of veterans affairs, tried to help me get action on it by getting
me an interview with Mr. J. O. Lindstrom, University business
manager. But Mr. Lindstrom refused to see me.
Since O.S.C. has been able to make arrangements to handle
this properly, it seems to me that if our administration can't
do it, and if the V.A. men aren’t interested enough to protect
the veteran student, we should get men who can do the job
and get V.A. agents who are interested.
In my judgment the U. of O. is guilty of either a direct
breach of contract or serious slovenliness in administrating
their end of a bargain that brings them plenty of cash.
In the Pattern of 'Bell for Adano’
How can Christian compassion
and military firmness be recon
ciled in dealing with a conquered
people ? Is there room for excep
tions to the rule in the military
order of things? What happens
if you treat a German like a hu
man being? What of the thous
ands of displaced persons who are
still swarming over Europe ? How
far are they to be permitted to
gloat over the misery of their
former masters?
These problems are the back
bone of “The Sealed Verdict,” a
novel by Lionel Shapiro, which is
in the rental library at the Uni
versity Co-op store. An old hand
at covering Europe for newspa
pers and radio networks, Mr. Sha
piro writes of a Europe he knows,
and discusses the problems of
Europe's Dogpatch with an in
sight possible only to a man with
a -.vide experience in Germany.
In a way “The Sealed Verdict"
is the “Bell for Adano" over
again. Like David Davidson s
“The Steeper Cliff,” and like John
Hersey’s story of military govern
ment in Italy, Shapiro’s story has
a lower ranking officer (a major)
as the hero, and a higher ranking
one (a general) as the Big Ob
Shapiro’s _major is a lawyer
prosecuting German war crimi
nals. The Number One criminal is
convicted of war crimes, even
though an attractive French girl
has testified in his defense. When
the major learns that the French
are going to hold the witness on
suspicion, he is offended, feeling
that the allies have a responsibil
ity to all witnesses. The French
attitude, backed by the general,
runs contrary to his sense of An
glo-Saxon justice. When he learns
that his own key witness, a crazed
Czech D.P., may have been lying,
he is even more troubled.
But before he can really worry
about his main problem, he is as
signed to investigate the case of
a very pregnant fraulein who shot
and killed an American soldier.
This side-story of life, death, and
birth, provides a brilliant coun
ter-pcint, running through the
novel. It is possible that every
body is right? Does it become an
American officer to buy black
market penicillin to save a Ger
man girl who has killed an Amer
ican soldier? Is he justified in
trying to save the unborn baby of
an American soldier?
The solution to all this is high
ly unsatisfactory. There could be
no satisfactory solution.
The novel falls short of “Bell
for Adano” and “The Steeper
Cliff,” although it approximates
the latter in its problem. It is still
a good evening’s reading.
Fred Pluas Freddie Side Patter
Spring term at the U, but there'll still be those rainy days
when even the record collection will help to satisfy. And dur
ing our respite from the frenzy of knowledge, the local record
emporiums have been acquiring music of interesting sorts.
Capitol records have been the most active withe contri
other side won’t
butions from their more progressive artists.
Imagine everyone has heard Kenton’s “Lov
er" by now. Some of us purchased year-old
copies of Krupa’s or J. Dorsey’s instead. Bill
Butterfield came up with another instrumen
tal worth attention. Listen for “Flip Flop"
and “Can’t Get Started". And Freddie Slack
isn’t seeing eight at the bar in his “Strollin',"
which will prove pleasantly surprising—the
, “The Geek" with the King Cole Trio is nice
and moderne. I rne these records have been passing over the
counter the last few weeks, but we’re only trying to be
nearly up-to-date.
Metronone Mag, with the help of readers, selects the year’s
stars and has a record on Capitol now with Kenton band and
stars on one side and only stars on other. Good Rich drums
keep sides moving, short solos handicap performances. Great
feature of record is that it’s the only place you’ll find Bill
Harris, Flip Phillips, Nat Cole, DeFranco, Bauer, and Dizzy
on the same record, regardless of what they’re doing.
A local record bar on West 10th has been interested enough
to get a trial stock of Dial records. Dial features the hard to
get music of Charles Parker. Miles Davis, Warded Gray,
Allan F,ager, Dodo Marmarosa, Errol Garner, Sonny Berman,
Dizzy, and more. Also received was the Dial Bebop Album
No. 2 which features the mentioned. Those interested might
display it and there would develope a willing source. So to
Freddie Keller has consistently headed the finest band in
Portland for quite a few years, and the group that will par
ticipate at the Frosh Glee will be better than ever. A lot of
top-flight musicians have been settling in residential Portland,
and Keller’s good reputation has brought them to the fold. It
would be too bad if the freshman lose money on their dance
after the work they’ve done to insure good music, and since
the low tariff makes the Frosh Glee a dance hard to beat.
The week before finals the Portland Symphony gave us
the benefit of-their music—a show made greater to us by its
rarity. Usually the Eugene Artist series joins us in the
promotion, but this time credit is due solely to our educa
tional activities office—a big undertaking—much encourage
ment and many thanks are due Richard C. Williams.
Bob Reed Observes
Cousin Dillingwater protests that he was driving slowly and
on the right side of the street and the fact that it was the
sidewalk he was driving on is nothing but a dirty technicality.
* * *
Roy Rogers has wed his leading lady, and the moral seems
to be that cowboy actors never marry the horses they kiss.
* * *
History has more significant events, but archeologists dig
ging in the archives of our times might come up with an ad
printed in a recent magazine which boasted that a bride
who washed her face with a particular soap would have skin
The inevitable plateau of learn
ing . . . the season when the well
chewed pencil is replaced by the
tennis racket, the rain-soaked note
book by the golf clubs, and only
.nonor stuuenus
| are enrolled in 4
| o’clocks . . .
I spring term at
{the U.
| To quote a
j prominent type
writer pecker,
I "Spring term of
I my seilior year!
(After eight
years). A spring of dunkelbrau (for
definition see Wednesday’s edit
page), picnics, frauleins in shorts,
and me with 21 hours!”
Even the grads can't stay away
from the ol’ alma mater come the
initial burst of spring. Spee Johnny
Mathews, sporting a bow tie, sat
in on an editing class with his fi
ance Theta Gloria “Grendel” Gren
Gamma Phi Irene Moor and Sig
ma Nu Don Malarky are all smiles
now that their engagement is of
ficial. KKG Mary McClintock is
now wearing a sparkler from ATO
Frank Bosch, Pi Phi Jean Boquist
and ATO Peter Dunn are engaged,
as are Zeta's Jean McKean and
Roger TetlOw.
The DG pillars has been loaded
with candy of late with three re
cent engagements: Audrey Wood
to K Sig A1 Davis, Joan O’Neill to
Phi Psi Fred Foulon, and former
student Ann McGillicuddy to the
U. of Wash. DU prexy.
Then Tuesday night Dg Altha
del “Honey” Johns started the term
out on the right foot by announc
ing her engagement to Larry Bea
Over the Easter vacaton Gamma
Phi Elaine Sherwood took Herb
N ill’s Theta Chi pin, and ChiO Nor
ma Green came back with Harry
Officer’s Chi Psi badge. Tri Delt
Carol Fallin is now sporting Dave
Crockett’s Maltese cross.
Thetas Mary Jean “Reefer”
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