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Extracurricular Civil Wars .
Along with the annual news of the Oregon-Oregon State
game comes the inevitable plea for fair play on the part of
the two schools. Somehow little worry is expended on
■ sportsmanship on the playing field, but the actions of the rest
of the student body are another matter.
Already the “O” on the butte has turned a beautiful, rich
orange, and any day now we expect to see beavers, with the
ominous inscription “O.S.C.” appearing on the sidewalks.
Looking back over the past few years, one can remember
spies in Junction City alerting the campus on the approaching
cars full of the enemy. But one can also remember the sorry
looking creatures who showed up for their classes the next
day. Some of them looked pretty battered—and sleepy.
Yes, those days were exciting, if a little hard on the con
stitution. As those who fought said later, fights are fine as
long as you don’t get hurt.
Then there were the mornings that the campus awoke
to find those strange symbols, “O.S.C.” burned into the grass.
Rumor has it that similar happenings occurred at the neigh
boring school to the north.
! Evidently the men at the physical plant ran out of turpen
tine removing paint from sidewalks and the Pioneer Mother;
or maybe a dire shortage of Vigoro occurred trying to restore
At any rate, the two schools decided that they’d had efiough
of this stuff. The tight budgets of the Oregon schools just
couldn’t take it if someone decided to blow up Johnson hall—
all in fun, of course.
So, before things got completely out of hand, they issued
their proclamation on the dangers of active participation in
any extracurricular civil wars.
All is not lost, however. There’s still a fine battle coming
tip Saturday—22 men on Bell field. J. G.
The Piggers’ Guide, under one name or another, has been
coming out for 32 years. And this year another was publish
ed, in the same week that advented The Baby Who May
Someday Be King.
As a matter of fact, this is a fine week for a birthday be
cause many important things have happened on these dates
in years past. For example, on November 17, 1933 the stud
ent council authorized a payment to a firm in Salem for a pi
ano cover lost at a Glee club concert the year before.
But getting back to the Piggers Guide, as surely as it ap
pears, the Emerald runs a story telling how many Smiths and
Johnsons were listed.
We don’t know how many Smiths were in the first Pig
gers guide (1916) for it is at the bindery. (There’s no hurry
about getting these things bound, you know.) In 1922, how
ever, when the first Piggers Guide came out in printed, not
mimeographed form, there were 19 Smiths, or .9 per cent of
the total enrollment.
This year Smiths comprise more than one per cent of the
student body. SMITHS ARE ON THE INCREASE. If
the Smiths continue gaining at the same rate, and the enroll
ment goes up at the same rate, by 27,948 A. D. everyone ex
cept professors at the University of Oregon will be named
But even before that date, we have good cause for alarm.
A minority can often overturn a majority. Witness Novem
ber 3, 1917 when the Bolsheviks under Lenin (Ulianov) seized
supreme power of Russia.
All of us not named Smith should organize. We should
put the Smiths to good use, let them channel their energies.
John Stark Evans should have used them when he announced
on November 18, 1922 that unless the Glee club received
new impetus, it would disintegrate.
And furthermore, what were the Smiths doing on Novem
ber 19, 1924 when—oh well. Let the Smiths increase. B. H.
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A Fable: 'Betty K' Falls Victim
To the God of Textiles, Styles
By Bud Hurst
We have had the New Look for
a little over two years now. What
thoughts does such a reflection
bring to mind ? It reminds us of a
fable without an ending.
Once upon a time there was a
very happy little girl named Bet
ty Koedd. She was style con
scious but happy. She went
around dressed in short skirts
and tight fitting sweaters and all
the boys were happy too. It was
a good old world.
Then one day disaster struck.
The God of Textiles and Styles
issued a statement to the press
of the nation. “I am not making
enough money so styles will have
to be changed and every woman
will have to buy new clothes. So
shall it be!!”
The die was cast. One could ar
gue with parents and teachers
and higti officials of the state but
who could dispute the word of
such an all-powCrful authority as
he who dictated style. No one
So all over the country millions
of girls like Betty, who had once
been happy, thrifty and indepen
dent, were bowed down to this
edict and set about spending all
their money on new clothes. The
trim ankles and lithe legs disap
peared and the curves became
snarled in an orgy of cloth. The
looks and smiles vanished from
the faces of the boys and sensual
desire hit rock bottom on the
market. The visual affections of
men all over the world were
transferred from anatomies to
As the years went by only a
few found themselves able to re
call the glorious days of the up
lift bra and the dimpled knee.
The college professor looked with
a feeling of nostalgia at our little
Betty, seated in the front row.
“The impossible has happened,”
he thought to himself, “The
Mother Hubbard has been con
verted to everyday wear.”
Old fires died down to smolder
ing embers. The virile male
stirred restlessly in his chair by
the fire as he read the comics
and appraised the features of
Daisy Mae and the Wolf Gal. He
took small consolation in the Bi
kini bathing suit for he had nev
er actually seen one on a woman.
He lived in Oregon, not Florida.
It is here that the fable ends.
Our Betty is still covered dis
creetly with clothes from head to
toe and still trips over the edge
of her skirt when she gets up
from the table.
She is middlin’ happy in her
own little world but wht of the
men in theirs.The story is unfin
ished but the men need no happy
ending to help them draw their
inevitable conclusion. The Great
American Sucker of universal re
nown—is a woman!!
DISCrjtic Finds Victor's New
Collection - 'Theme Songs' - Good
By Michael Callahan '
It’s a long time between hits in
the discritic racket, when each
record has to pass inspection for
arrangement, surface quality, and
performance. That’s why we find
it easy to give the word on Vic
tor’s ..new ..collection: ..“Theme
Take eight of th top name
orks now playing the American
airlanes, ..package ..their ..talents
into their own theme tunes, and
serve in a bright album loaded
with history highlights. The re
suit is a smash seller. And that’s
Into eight solid sides, Victor
has paraded “Twilight Time”
(The Three Suns), “Kaye’s Mel
ody” (Swing-and-Swayer Sam
my), “Racing With the Moon”
(Vaughn Monroe), “I’m Getting
Sentimental Over You” (TD)
“Piano Concerto No. 1” (a la
Freddy Martin), “The Waltz You
Saved for Me” (Wayne King),
“Moonlight Serenade” (styling by
Beneke, not original), and “My
Promise to You” (Larry Green).
The cover blurb calls it "mu
sic that inspired a generation of
dancers,” we call it the melodies
that a million commercials cut
to ribbons . . . for that porch
light night, what more could you
New and noticeable: The King
Cole Trio, with Nat handling the
words, has another new one on
an Atlas label. After a while
these Cole discs begin to sound
alike to us, they’re that good.
This time they paired a jumper,
“Got a Penny" with the standard
sentimental. “Let’s Pretend.” For
what it’s worth, we lay odds or
“Penny” to catch.
The least we can say about
Charlie Ventura's new item,
“Moon Nocturne,” is that it gave
us a good ride over both sides of
the disc. Ventura’s so-called new
orchestra kicks the theme around
a la Kenton, using the trick heavy
drops and weaving horns for all
The sax crew is as strong as
ever, and keep well behind CV’s
lead alto. It’s not danceable, but
offers a pretty fair showcase of
the new band.
Dixieland jazz, when it’s good,
is as “pure” a form of music as
is likely to be found on the cur
rent American scene. That’s why
we keep a warm spot on our
typewriter ribbon for collector’s
items from Kid Ory, Satchmo
Armstrong, Woody Herman, and
And that’s why we can’t see
Tommy Dorsey’s latest album—
“TD’s Clambake Seven.”
First recorded in 1935, Dorsey’s
burlesque of the Storyville style
went over big on the New York
cafe circuit. As long as the sev
en keep it light and corny, like
“Rrancho Grande,” it’s good spot
light stuff. But when Pee Wee
Erwin cuts loose with a high
trumpet, we can’t help thinking
what really good jazz the boys
could give with their coats off in
the back room.
Offered in the clambake album
are “The Music Goes Round and
Round.” “At the Codfish Ball,”
“Josephine,” “Shiek of Araby,”
“The Lady Is a Tramp,” and a
few other “gems.” Some of the
better music makers of that era
worked for Dorsey, including
Gene Traxler and his bass, drum
mer Dave Tough, and the afore
mentioned Erwin, who Berrigan
called the second best white jazz
trumpeter in the business. And
that's planty good for such a col
It’s been pretty well hashed
over, but there are a couple of
angles to this deferred living
business that haven’t had the at
tention they deserve. First of all,
what about the financial strain
on fraternities and sororities dur
ing the transition period?
It’s been three years since the
Oregon fraternities were reacti
vated after the wartime shut
down. Most of them are now on
fairly stable ground, but they’re
facing another manpower short
age because of the draft. Perhaps
college students won’t be called,
but there’s no guarantee of that.
If they are, it’s going to be tough
sledding for the men’s houses,
especially if they are cut off from
their one available source of im
A glance at the registration
figures will show that the veter
an is a vanishing race on the
Oregon campus. When the class
of 1950 graduates, the last of the
vet-loaded groups will be gone.
It doesn’t take an overdose of
logic to prove that the remain
ing men will be first-class draft
With the present set-up, the
pinch will come next fall. Under
deferred living, freshmen won’t
be moving into the houses next
September. Under the present
draft law, college students are ex
empt only for the current school
year. This could easily develop
into a one-two punch that would
close quite a few of the men’s
houses, a situation that wouldn’t
quite be in keeping with the pur
pose of strengthening the fra
ternity system at Oregon.
It won’t be so bad for the girls.
If the time comes when the co-eds
are called into service, we proba
bly won’t be worrying much
about a new pledging system.
But the ladies will'feel the fi
nancial strain, too. Prices aren’t
on the downgrade and it costs a
lot to operate a sorority, ask
any house treasurer. The transi
tion period needed for deferred
living would boost house bills out
of sight and limit the number of
girls who could pledge, also not
in keeping with the purpose of
strengthening the Greek system.
But most telling of all is the
fact that nobody who will be af
fected by the change wants it.
The Inter-Dorm council is op
posed to the plan, the Interfrater
nity council and Panhellenic are
The reasons for this opposition
%re varied, but an important one
lies in the manner of presenta
tion of the deferred living scheme.
It was suddenly foisted upon
them, before they had a chance
to help work out a plan accepta
ble to all concerned.
All of which brings us right
back to the point we stressed two
weeks ago, letting the student
body in on administrative deci
sions. It's too late now to work
out anything without somebody
backing down. But whatever de
velops, why not let the people
concerned speak their piece be
fore the program is finished?
ASST. ADV. MANAGER:
Leslie Tooze I
JOAN WAGENBLAST !
Lee McGraw — -T
Kay Kuckenberg i
Jean Lovell r