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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the University of Oregon, P“Mjfhed
daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays and final examination periods.
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BOB FRAZIER, Editor__BOB CHAPMAN, Business Manager
BILL YATES JUNE GOETZE, BOBOLEE BROPHY
Managing Editor _'Co-lJews Editors
DON FAIR FRED TAYLOR
JEANNE SIMMONDS, MARYANN THIELEN, BARBARA HEYWOOD
Associates to Editor
VIRGIL TUCKER , -DIA1J,A
Advrtising Manager Assistant News Editors
Editorial Board: Larry Lau, Johnny Kahananui, Bert Moore, Ted Goodwin, Bill Stratton,
PIIYLLIS KOHLMEIER HELEN SHERMAN
Asst. Managing Editors
National Advertising Manager ----“■ii:iVii^anll5RiethmiS2
Circulation Manager ....__-.-...Billijean Riethmiller
The Voice in the Wilderness
The campus political pot brews apace.
Spring term is here and so are the sophomoric estrange
ments among old friends who find they can no longer agree
on things political.
Traditionally the Emerald must wade into the fray. Tra
ditionally it is a voice in the wilderness. So it will doubtless be
this year, but the voice shall be there. It is of the greatest im
portance that the voice be there this year for this is the Year
of the Big Chance. This year a real step toward good student
' government is possible. It would be so easy this year.
Here’s the situation: The Independent Students associa
tion, meeting Thursday in a most democratic manner in Fen
ton hall, repudiated the leadership of joe Conroy, the Sherry
Ross political leader who was acknowledged to be the I.S.A. s
candidate this year. Conroy was not a strong candidate; he
did not even carry his own hall in the I.S.A. primaries. In his
place the Independents nominated Bob Henderson, president
of Yeomen and a political unknown. The Conroy forces within
the I.S.A. are most unhappy.
Nobody has come up yet with anything against Bob Hen
derson, save that his name is not one of the best known on
the campus. Conroy at least had the name, and a “name” is
always good for votes.
So the Independents are faced with the necessity of mak
ing an unknown known in the 10 days before elections. If the
independent candidate wins, he must draw not only the votes
of the party regulars, but also the votes of the Great Un
washed who very likely don’t care one way or the other. He
has to be a man who can get out the vote. It will be tough.
The Greek picture looks better—or worse, depending upon
how you see politics. The Greeks have the advantage of a dis
ciplined organization. All the brothers and sisters will go out
and vote. The Greeks don’t have the problem of “getting out
the vpte” that has plagued the independent forces since their
organization here in 1940. Besides the votes of all these broth
ers and sisters, the Greeks stand to gain the votes of many
Conroy followers who are bitter about the I.S.A. decision
Thursday. This appears to be true despite Conroy’s affirma
tion of party loyalty, win or loose.
So it seems to be a safe prediction that the Greek can
didate—any Greek candidate—will walk off with the election
Mav 24. The majority should be overwhelming.
Now, in other words, is the time. This Voice in the Wilder
ness hastens to point out that if ever there is to be a chance to
break up this silly political split between Greeks and Inde
pendents, this is the year. The system which has prevailed
ever since the Independents organized in self defense to get
some share in student government, is based solely upon where
a person lives, on the cost of his jewelry. That’s artificial.
Political differences should be differences of OPINION,
not differences of dwelling or differences of jewelry.
Oregon State college, our good neighbor to the north, has
forged far ahead of the University in this respect. The Beavers
recognize two parties, the Free Staters and the Progressives.
Party lines cut across Greek-Independent lines. Some mem
bers of a house will belong to one party, some to another. It's
almost like a democracy.
It is no secret that many of the “small'’ houses on this
campus are unhappy with the Greek leadership, are tired of
standing back while the big three or big four feed at the
political trough. This is no less true of sororities than of fra
If these smaller houses can find leadership between now
and midnight Monday, if they can break off the main stream,
: announce themselves as “purity” candidates, and throw a
plum or two toward the independents, they stand a good
Most Victor Platters Are Oldies
By MICHAEL CALLAHAN
Quite a few discritics are lifting eyebrows
this week over Victor’s latest releases. With
names like Larry Clinton, Bunny Berigan,
H a 1 Kemp, and Coleman
Hawkins on the shelves a
gain, columns are looking
like a “Who’s Who” of a dec
To boil down to statistics:
' less than one-third of the Vic
I tor platters are new!
| Among this new wax are
Lomo-coma s Pianissimo, Experience, by
busty Beryl Davis, and Spivak’s “Golden
Earrings” (how stale can we get?). But
paired with these, two to one, are such old
timers as “Dolores” (one of the first TD
Sinatra combos), Larry Clinton’s “Lime
house Blues,” Bunny the Horn’s “I Cried for
You” and “In a Mist,” and Kemp’s “Three
Little Fishies,” “Confucius Say,” and “Time
on my Hands.”
Add Rudy Vallee’s bouncy “The Pig Got
Up and Slowly Walked Away,” and Shep
Field’s great twin of “Jersey Bounce” and
“Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to the list if
that wasn’t enough. Not to mention Coleman
Hawkin’s “Body and Soul,” Abe Lyman’s
likker-jug version of “Hand Me Down My
Walking Cane,” and Spike Jones’ fame-mak
ing “Der Fueher’s Face.”
I looks like a long war with Czar P, and
Victor is following Decca’s lead by digging
into the files for reinforcements. At least one
reissue, Vaughn Monroe’s “There I Go,” has
hit the juke joints again. Keep an eye on that
Disc lines: This guy Spike Jones is
nuts, but taken in small doses he is also darn
good. And when he really clicks he is a car
toon on wax. Take for example his latest,
“My Old Flame.”
“Flame” has the standard Jones format
up to a point. After the usual straight sweet ,
opener and the siren section, Paul Frees came
in with the neatest takeoff on Peter Lorre
this side of bogeyman Bogart himself. YV e
couldn’t do justice to Lorre’s insanity, but
it’s well worth a listening ....
Even the best can flub once in a while,
and it looks as if Frankie Laine did it on his j
latest: “Four Leaf Clover.” It’s not a bad
dance number, though a leedle beet late, but
Laine didn’t seem to know what to do with
his voice. He sounded ready to cut loose
“Shine”-style at any moment, but he never
quite got around to it. For our money the
flipover of “Monday Again” is better Laine
and a better listening ....
From the rave notices that we’ve seen
so far the new album by Kenton is a classic.
It’s in his modern jazz tempo, and if you like
yours loud and frenzied—“Progressive Jazz” ,
as he calls it—it’s a natural.
■ “Progressive Jazz” includes arty items
like “Elegy for Alto,” “Monotony,” “Cuban
Carnival,” “Fugue for Rhythm Section,” “Im
pressionism,” “This is My Theme,” "Lonely
Woman,” and "Lament.” Incidentally, first
shipments are expected at Eugene disc mar
kets today, or Monday at the latest.
chance of coming up with the Number 1 and Number 2 posi
tions on the executive council.
In any case it seems to be in the cards this year that a
Greek candidate will win, so the smaller houses need not
worry about sabotaging the Greek system. But they may
weigh their priceless opportunity to scrub it up a bit.
We suggest that if there is the necessary courageous
leadership in some of these dissident Greek houses, the plan
be brought into the open as soon as the house back is secure
from the knife. If the insurgents let it be known that they
stand for “reform,” for “clean government,” for “democracy
on the campus,” for "open covenants openly arrived at,” they
will attract votes from the most surprising places.
But time is short. Petition deadline is midnight Monday.
The candidate(s) must be dynamic. The person who heads
this ticket must be no “me too’ boy; he must be verily a ball
Will some honest guy in the back row please pick this up?
Helen Nickums Statement
To the Editor:
In regard to the story in Friday’s Emerald, I would like
to clarify a point in regard to my nomination as the I.S.A.
candidate for Number Two Position in the A.S.U.O. I hesi
tated in accepting this nomination, merely on the basis of my
own inexperience in the numerous activities and in the politi
cal life at the University.
At this point in the coming campaign, I now realize this
to be, and regard it as a definite asset in helping to truly rep
resent the Independent Students. I am fully in accord with
those principles as represented by Bob Henderson, and feel
highly honored to receive this nomination.
Reprinted from the June. ISMS issue of tsauw )MI bf ^ lnt
Mr. Handy Wins
At Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Cal., May 14—(UP)
Mr. Handy Friday displayed a
strong stretch drive as he won the
featured $2500 mile pace at Santa
After losing the lead on the
backstretch, Mr. Handy was tak
en to the outside and responded
gamely, winning by nearly a length
over Brother Harmony. Angus
Worthy was third.
Casey Hyde Chosen
Casey Hyde was elected presi
dent of Senior Orchesis of WAA
Wednesday night. Others elected
to office are Patricia Williams,
vice-president; and Joyce Bailey,
New members were initiated at
the same meeting. They are Estella
Allen, Nancy Apfel, Joyce Bailey,
Barbara Kletzing, Alene Litson,
Ann McGeorge, Margaret Moran,
Marilyn O’Neal, Lucretia Prentiss,
Peggy Randall, and Patricia Wil
Students planning on attending
the hike planned by the Inter-Var
sity Christian fellowship for this
afternoon, are requested to meet in
front of the library at 12:30 p.m.
The hike will begin seven miles
out of Eugene and lead into the Co
Students are asked to bring their
own sack lunch and wear old
Bob Reed J