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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 9, 1948)
By ED CAUMJKO
With many ducks making the
northward trek to Seattle the
campus was left minus much of
its usual hustle and activity . . .
Those who did make the journey
returned with contradictory stor
ies about having had a terrific
lime reminiscent of the Stanford
game and others reporting that
Washington hospitality could
take a few tips from our neigh
bors to the south . . . guess it’s
a toss up. However, understand
there was a much friendlier at
mosphere and a lack of snobbery
which was so evident at Cal.
Pi Phi Bev Pitman aimed her
arrow for a bull’s eye when she
tackled herself a football player
at Seattle, returning to the cam
pus with his badge . . . the lucky
grid-star is Marty Smith, a
Washington U. Fiji.
Also topping the weekend with
m pinning was Fiji Dave Blunt
who added his brass to the Gam
ma Phi jewelry of Pat Bailey. It
must have been the Puget Sound
weather. . . .
Surprised at his own Romeo
ability Kay Muessig was too bash
ful to let his brother Sig Eps in
on the scoop that he had pinned
Ann Dodds, a Portland lass a
week ago Friday. The cat was
finally let out of the big when his
excuses for not wearing his pin
wore thin. . . .
Another couple that can be
filed under the letter "I”, for in
eligibility, are Carol Hines of Ger
linger and Bill Seal. Carol now
sports Bill's DU pin on her cash
mere. . . .
Oregon's grid hero and Home
coming Hostess have culminated
a whirlwind romance with the in
evitable pin . . . Jane Hull, Kap
pa, all sewed up with Sig Nil
Dick Wilkins. . . .
Up on the hill Saturday night,
the Tri Delts danced to the music
of Widmer among decorations of
-Rchmoos coinciding with their
theme, “Shmoos-a-Poppin’ ”...
the pre-dance dinner menu of
fered Shmoos ala cackle, chicken
to we peasants, and was high
lighted with the announcement by
Dorothy Thompson of her engage
ment to Pi Kap Lynn Freeman. ..
Seems to be the season of en
gagements what with AChiO
Darlene Marlton sending a box
of candy from the ‘‘City of Roses”
announcing her impending con
solidation with Sig Nil Frank
Irulli; and Pi Phi Nancy Carlisle
showing a glittering rock, cour
tesy of ATO Mo Thomas. . . .
I Seen bye-byeing the proverbial
Hall, dark lad at the Greyhound
depot in Portland Sunday was DO
’rharmer Jackie Chalmers . . .
could this be the reason for her
many trips to the big city and
her subsequent return on pink
clouds. . . .
The “vine” reports that a cer
tain ZTA returned from the
Washington game with a strange
fraternity pin from an unknown
source ... in fact this unfortu
nate lass doesn't even remember
when or how she came into pos
session of said jewelry. . . .
Belated news comes in that Jo
Kawlins merged With Kubis Gil
bert at a ceremony at which Ex
Emerald Editor Bob Frazier gave
away the bride . . . Jo’s only com
ment was, “This is the first and
last time I'll ever go through that
again.” . . .
A Financial Problem
The University’s decision requiring that freshmen pledg
es to campus fraternities and sororities live in dormitories or
rooms in town beginning next fall raises many problems for
both the University and the Greek houses involved.
Not least among these will be certainly the problem of the
transition period. The big question confronting most houses
seems to be: Can we get over the hump?
Most fraternity and Sorority houses with whom we’ve
talked agree that the process of transition will work a great
financial hardship on the houses. Some houses, it is felt, may
not be able to weather the storm.
With the country in a grave inflationary period, it has
been necessary for the past several years for houses to ad
here to a strict budget, particularly in regard to food. To
avoid operating at a loss, houses have depended on full mem
bership quotas and quantity food buying to keep out of the
The question now arises: Will each of the Greek houses
be able to increase its membership total to a point where it
can operate successfully from a financial standpoint next
To do so will require pledging winter and spring terms
enough “extras" to off-set the loss of freight-paying pledges
But, are there now on the campus enough independent
students interested in pledging Greek-letter organizations to
make this possible? If not, surely some compromise between
the houses and the-University must be worked out.
One possible solution would be to allow pledges to eat
a meal or two at their own houses.
The financial problem here outlined seems to be the one
of paramount importance at present. For the welfare of the
fraternities and the University it must be studied and solved
Right now the journalism faculty is heaving one large sigh
of relief. Their annual high school press conference is put
away for another year. The high school students, eager to
improve their handiwork, have come, exchanged ideas on
better papers, and returned to their schools.
But the journalism faculty is also breathing words of
thanks to the campus living organizations. Without their
aid, the two-day conference would not have been possible,
for they made available all their extra space to house the dele
Some houses, even normally crowded, just made the space
for them to stay. Some people had to sleep in day beds, but
somehow they were all taken care of.
Even if only those delegates who sent notice that they
were coming had arrived, it would have been a heavy load
on the houses. But, expecting 203 students to arrive, the
journalism school found that when registration was over, 247
had signed. All this surplus was adequately cared for by the
These weekend conferences of high school students for
one thing or another have become more frequent of late, and
it’s becoming quite a problem for the living organizations to
provide the housing. Yet they’ve always come through.
So, to all the living organizations that particpated, thanks,
many thinks, for a job well done. J. G.
The OaEOON Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of
Oregon. Subscription rates: $2.00 per term and $4.00 per year. Entered as second-class matter
at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
BILL YATES, Editor
Bob Heed, Managing Editor
VIRGIL TUCKER, Business Manager
Tom McLaughlin, Adv, Manager
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
Beth Miller, Circulation Mgr. Virginia Mahon, Assistant Adv. Mgr.
Eve Overbeck. Nat’l Adv. Mgr. Donna Brennan, Asst. Adv. Mgr.
Sally Waller, Assistant Adv. Mgr. Jack Schnaidt, Asst. Adv. Mgr.
Joan Mimnaugh, Assistant Adv. Mgr.
Associate Editors: June Goetze, Bobolee Brophy, Diana Dye, Barbara Hey wood.
Mike Callahan, Stan Turnbull
Glenn GiUespie, Sports Editor
Vinita Howard. Women’s Editor
Bob Funk, Church Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Don Smith, Assistant Managing Editor
Evelyn NiH and Ann Goodman
Assistant News Editors
Jo Rawlins, Research Director
Tec Arthur, Research Assistant
The End of Tillie,- or The Evils
Of Toujours Cologne - A Story »
By BARBARA HlSinuuu
Miss Tillie Stevens lay dead in
the bushes. Her dress was disor
dered and her hand-crocheted col
lar had been snagged off by a
branch. A smear of blood had
dried at the corner of her mouth.
Had you seen her there, you
could not have believed that it
was the same Miss Stevens who
had walked into Gilam’s grocery
store earlier in the evening.
It was nearing dark when she
left the library that day. She had
secreted one of the new books—
the most risque epic out that sea
son—into her locker in the li
brarians’ sitting room earlier, and
this, wrapped in brown paper so
no one could see the title, she was
carrying under her arm.
At home in her apartment she
scanned the book for a few min
utes, then freshened up in the
frilly bedroom. She put Toujours
cologne on her ear lobes, Two
Hearts on her wrists, and changed
into a fresh lace collar.
Then she went to the grocery
store, because she needed some
milk to mix in the bread she made
for her love birds Heloise and
Miss Stevens was afraid to be
out after dark, but she carried a
small pistol—her “only vice,” she
called it. She didn’t know how to
use it, but the landlord had load
ed it for her, and she carried it
iUl UIC 0“’ ^
“Pasteurized milk?’’ the clerk
“Why, of course,” Miss Stevens
“Why the big grudge against
germs?” a masculine voice asked.
She turned and saw Chuck, the
almost-young bachelor who had
the apartment below her.
"There’s no sense taking chanc
es with undulant fever,” she an
swered him rather shortly, for
she disliked him. Mrs. Burns in
the room across the hall told
her that he’d had a woman In his
She picked up her milk and
walked to the door. Chuck came
up behind her and opened it with
a flourish. “May I give you a lift,
Tillie?” he asked.
“Miss Stevens,” she corrected
“Would you like a ride, Miss
Stevens, from a perfectly harm
less neighbor of yours who had
all his bad habits cured in a fif
teen-year prison stretch?”
Miss Stevens thought of her
gun, and got in reluctantly. She
sat as close to the door as possi
ble, and didn’t say anything.
Chuck turned to her. “About
jail, I think you really believed
me, Miss Stevens. Truthfully, I
have spent the last fifteen years
working at the Murdock con
(Please turn to page 7)
Many people these days are
finding it fashionable to criticize
the radio industries’ every action.
It has become quite the thing
to jump on the bandwagon and
start hurling abuse. It is always
more fun to knock something
than to offer constructive com
ment, but one of the things a lot
of people don’t realize is that in
criticizing radio they are criti
cizing themselves and their own
The radio industry is regulated
by the federal government be
cause the airlanes are regarded as
belonging to the people. The FCC
has directed that radio stations
shall operate in the “public in
terest, convenience, or necessity.’’
Radio could probably offer a
strong defense that they are sub
stantially living up to this direc
Because the airlanes belong to
the people radio gives the public
what it wants, And what does
the public want? It seems that
the great majority of the public
favors insipid soap operas or the
vicarious thrill that comes from
listening to someone collect a mil
lion dollars on any one of a doz
en different quiz programs. “Stop
the Music” has a Hooper not even
Fred Allen can buck; and ABC’s
“American Town Meeting” has
been left at the starting gate.
Most of the industries to offer
programs of quality have met
with firm resistance from the lis
tening audience. Because of this
attitude radio is forced to go on
presenting an abortive amount of
trash. Today the airlanes are
cluttered with the domestic prob
lems of dozens of Portia’s, the
mass murders of hundreds of
criminals, and the frantic seek
ing of the nation at large for the
answers to a barrage of asinine
Radio is not without blame.
This thing works both ways and
responsibility for radio’s present
condition must be shared by the
industry and by the public. Per
haps radio’s attempts to provide
better programs have not been
vigorous enough. Perhaps radio
has too easily given up trying to
do something to improve the
quality of its offerings.
But improvements are being
made at a steadily increasing
rate. Minority groups are being
considered more and more when
program schedules are made up.
Today anyone interested in good
radio can find without much
trouble a variety of programs
from which to choose, both cul
tural and otherwise.
Rival networks are finding the
competition is getting rougher
every day. They are finding it to
their advantage to provide pro
grams that appeal to all levels of
the people rather than the ma
jority alone. The coming of age
of television will force the indus
try to strengthen its appeals in
order to survive at all.
The public will benefit from
these things. More programs like
the “NBC Symphony Orchestra,”
“Theatre Guild on the Air,” “Liv
ing 1948,” “NBC University Thea
tre,” and “American Town Meet
ing” will serve an awakening
Our schools can provide an in
valuable service by training peo
ple to work in the industry and
teaching others how they can
help the situation by better lis
The next few years can be the
golden age of radio or the start
of the decline and eventual death
of a great medium of communica
tion. Let’s hope radio reads the
signs correctly and acts accord
ingly. We will all benefit from a
vigorous and enlightened radio