Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 23, 1948, Page 7, Image 7

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    County Manaaer: Good or Bad?
If the county manager plan is
voted in at the May 21 primary
„ election, Lane county will abandon
a form of government which was
devised at the adoption of Oregon’s
- constitution in 1859.
Backers of the manager plan say
“good riddance,” but opponents cry
' “dictatorship!”
The proposed plan provides for
an elected board of seven members,
one from each of the districts
mapped out by the Lane County
Charter association formed on
March 9. The elections Would be
non-partisan.The seven board mem
bers would hire a county manager,
a man trained in government and
finance, whose job would be to
carry out the policies of the board.
He could be discharged at any
time. A county judge would be
elected from the board for a two
year term.
Amendment Approved
The presefit form of government
for Oregon counties is established
by constitution and general state
laws, but in 1944, an amendment to
the Oregon state constitution was
approved, authorizing the county
manager form of government
whenever the legislature provided
“the means and method therefor.”
The legislation passed the enabling
act in 1945.
Those fighting the county mana
ger plan have said that it would
give dictatorial powers to the man
ager, with no adequate system of
checks and balances provided. They
point out further that “Lane coun
ty can well be proud of its form of
government. It is in grand com
pany; there are 3,080 counties in
the United States, and only 12 are
under county managers.”
No “Deadwood”
If there is any “deadwood” in
the court house, as manager plan
backers say there is, they would
be voted out, said the opposition.
Herman Hendershott, local at
torney active in opposing the plan
has said that the enabling act does
not represent the true wishes of
Oregon voters, because it was pres
sured through the legislature by
the League of Women Voters
“while all the young men were off
fighting the war.”
Charges Countered
Sponsors of the county manage
ment plan have answered the
I charge of dictatorship by pointing
out that the charter states that all
powers are vested in the county
board, not in the manager himself,
j The manager, they have said, is
merely an administrative tool.
Voters, according to the propon
ents, are required to choose a large
number of county officers to fill
technical jobs. The voters frequent
ly know little of the candidates’
qualifications, and as a result the
government of the county is placed
in the hands of inefficient men who
are responsible to no one but the
voters, have overlapping duties, and
do not feel a need to cooperate
with each other, say manager plan
enthusiasts. “The county govern
ment has many arms but no head.”
Proponents also contend that the
proposed plan will give more rep
resentative government to the peo
ple of Lane county. In the past, al
most all county officers have been
elected from the Eugene-Spring
field area. A board member from
each of the seven proposed districts
of Lane county would eliminate
The county manager plan will be
' submitted to Lane county voters in
I the May 21 primary election.
Faust to Speak on Chicago Plan
Dr. Clarence H. Faust, director
of the university libraries at Stan
ford, will discuss “The Chicago
Program” today in the opening ses
sion of the fifth annual meeting of
the Pacific Northwest conference
on the arts and sciences on the
Dr. Faust will speak at Gerlinger
hall at 1:20 p.m. The library direc
tor was formerly professor of
American literature, dean of the
college, and dean of the graduate
library at the University of Chi
He has been concerned for many
years, both as a teacher and as an
administrator, with the problems of
general education. He has attend
ed many conferences and during
the spring of 1945 made an exten
sive survey of liberal education in
the western part of the United
Preceding Dr. Faust's speech,
luncheon will be served at the fac
ulty club. Dr. Eldon L. Johnson,
dean of the college of liberal arts
and the graduate school at the Uni
versity, will welcome the delegates
from the universities and colleges
all over the Northwest at 1:15 p.m.
in Gerlinger.
The Chicago plan and the Michi
gan state plan will receive consid
eration on panel discussions from 2
to 5:30 p.m. in Gerlinger. Hoyt
Trowbridge, professor of English,
will lead the discussion on the Chi
cago plan. Chairman of the second
panel will be Robert D. Clark, pro
fessor of history.
Following dinner at the Faculty
club at 5:30 p.m., the delegates will
hear R. F. Arragon of Reed college
discuss “Survey of Teaching in the
Humanities.’’ The speaker, who
represents the department of his
tory at Reed, has just returned
from a national survey of integrat
ed or survey courses in the humani
'Last Miracle'
Lecture Subject
Herb Lazenby
“In Goethe's universality we
don’t find an exclusiveness. He is
a spiritual ruler, a miracle of
natural growth, the r last miracle
of natural growth in this chaotic
world,” said Dr. A. Closs, German
professor at the University of
Bristol, England last night in the
third lecture of the spring term
lecture series.
Dr. Closs, a noted German
scholar and author, in developing
the theme, “Goethe and the Pres
ent Age” stressed the differences
in philosophy of Goethe and his
arch enemy, Kierkegaard, the Dan
ish philosopher.
“Goethe lived in a world of vis
ion and of men and balanced them.
He is the only genius that is com
parable to Homer, Dante and
Shakespeare,” said Dr. Closs. “To
us Goethe means a reality to
which the whole world can turn,
anything that was violent or para
doxical disturbed him greatly.” Dr.
Closs stated that Kiergegaard be
lieved many of the things that
Goethe believed but that there was
a different slant, Kierkegaard to
the religious spirit and Goethe to
the view of man. Kierkegaard be
lieved that man should ultimately
be alone with God and Goethe that
man should be alone with self to
attain highest good.
“The world in another year on
the 200th anniversary of Goethe’s j
Sacramento Releases
Outfielder John Rizzo
(UP)—Outfielder Johnny Rizzo to
day received an outright release
from the Sacramento Solons and
at the same time Club President
Oscar Salenger announced he was
returning Pitcher A1 Tate to the
Pittsburgh Pirates.
Rizzo immediately signed a con
tract with Chattanooga of the
Southern association.
Speech Given
On Teaching
Future high school teachers ma
joring in liberal arts are urged by
Eldon L. Johnson, dean of the col
lege of liberal arts and graduate
school, to attend a meeting today
in room 4, Education, at 4 p.m.
Dean Paul B. Jacobson of the
school of education will give a
brief talk and answer questions oh
qualifications for teachers, specific
requirements in the various fields,
and opportunities for teaching in
birth will be headed more toward a
revaluation of Goethe and his
work. Dr. Closs emphasized that
that the intellectual sneer or con
ceit must go with this new eval
uation. Dr. Closs who holds a Ph.D.
degree from the University of
Berlin spoke under the auspices of
the University Lecture Series, Dr.
Rudolph H. Ernst, chairman.
ties made with the help of a grant
from the Rockefeller foundation.
Arragon will speak in Gerlinger
hall at 6:45 p.m.
At the second regular session in
Gerlinger at 8 p.m., the Columbia
plan and the Amherst plan will be
discussed. Chairman of the Colum
bia plan panel will be W. W. Hol
lister of Whitman college. Presi
dent Peter Odegard of Reed col
lege will chairman the Amherst
plan panel.
The conference will Continue
through Saturday with speeches
and panel discussions. The purpose
of the conference is a survey and
appraisal of the national experience
in general education and of inte
grated courses taught in the Pa
cific Northwest and in the country
at large.
W. R. Hatch of Washington State
college is chairman of the confer
ence this year. The chairman of the
committee for local arrangements
in Norman H. Oswald, instructor
in English at the University.
Midsummer Night's Dream Lead
Past Junior Weekend Queen
As Helena in “A Midsummer
Night’s Dream," to be presented
April 24 by the University theater,
Nina Sue Fernimen has the en
viable position of being pursued
all over McArthur court by two
handsome young men, both pro
testing their devotion for her.
But then such attention is not
new to the blonde beauty who
reigned as last year's Junior Week
end Queen.
"I'm really looking forward to
seeing this year's festivities, and
I'm wondering how it will feel to
be on the sidelines,” she said.
A senior in psychology, Nina Sue
will graduate this June, but she
plans to return to the University
next year to get her teacher’s
certificate in French and drama.
Her interest in these two fields can
easily be seen in her active partic
ipation in the University theater
and the recent production of the
French play, "Les Precieuses Rid
icules.” The role of Eustacia, the
cloying wife, in “The Dover Road"
was her most recent appearance
in the guild theater.
Speaking of her part as the
timid, sweet, young Helena, Nina
Sue said, “I have a scene in which
Hermia (Carolyn Lively) and 1
get very angry at each other, but
Carolyn and I are such good
Just Received a
Shipment of
Come and get the mwhile we have
your size—
name is not on the sole or in the shoe,
they're not SPALDINGS.
friends I find it hard to get indig
nant with her.”
At tlie moment the cast is kid
ding her about her "connections’*
with the costume house that is sup
plying the costumes for the play.
"I was fortunate to get some
very beautiful and flattering
gowns, and some people seem to
think "there might have been a
little conspiracy, because I knew
the girl who selected the costumes
and had them shipped to us," she
explained, "but I’m entirely in
A suggestion was made to give
more record listings once in a
while. So we shall . . . once in a
fine arrange
ments this week,
London (.107)
s with Vera Lynn
i vocal, and Decca.
(24325) with Bob
Eberly and Mon
ica Lewis vocal
and Russ Morgan,
orch. Vera Lynn
sounds like Hil
d e g a r d with,
blood. In this case
that’s good. With.
I Monical Lewis and Bob Eberly it's a
love story with a happy ending. So
take your choice; number one, an
excellent ballad with an excellent,
voice; number two, a love ballad
well told.
Tunes to look for;
(Columbia 38101) Frank Sinatra
vocal, rhythm background. This is
an old George and Ira Gershwin
tune that might be a “new” hit.
Nice phrasing lay Frank carries
bounce ail the way. This is the type
of thing that at one time made the
bobby-soxers squeal.
bia 38114) Dinah Shore vocal,
rhythm background. This Donald
son tune can never say die. Dinah
carries all tire warmth and feeling'
the tune deserves. Too bad Colum
bia didn't give the rhythm name
credit. In most cases no name
means mediocrity, but not here.
You know the tune. It's just an
other reminder that's not going to
lumbia 381G4) Lcs Brown orch, Ei
leen Wilson. This is a picture tune,
from “A Lady From Shanghai.”
It’s nice and that’s about all. This
sort of thing is done a thousand
times a thousand ways a year.
(Columbia 38165) Duke Ellington,
orch. It’s a showpiece for Elling
ton’s collaborator Jimmy Hamilton,
He plays perfect clarinet through
out. What does he play? I don’t
lumbia 38153) Buddy Clark vocal,
Dick Jones orch. Simple but pleas
ant background music to simple
lyrics. Should be popular next rail.
Clark a little stiff; maybe la just
finished a cold.
Next week’s tune—LOS7 APRIL,
(Capitol 15054) King Colt,
Remember, it’s a grave situation
if you can't purchase your favorite
waxing at 1198 Willamette Street.
Don Porter, KASH
Music Art
1198 Willamette, Phone 4407,