Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 20, 1948, Page 6, Image 6

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    Porchlight
Parade
By ED CAI DI KO
Cow-catchers fastened to the
old lizzie, it's off to Cornvalley to
hustle up a few Beaver skins.
That is, if you were among the
lucky 1460 to get tickets or on
the Executive Council . . .
In the pin dept, things have
been moving slowly but one
latching caught our atten
tion this past week when ATO
.Jim Hanson hung his jewelry on
AOPi Grace Simpson . . . the hot
test triangle on the campus this
fall: K Sig Don Ausland trying
to be secretive with his dates,
Chi O Janet Harris and Pi Phi
Margie Hammond . . . the gals,
however, are wise and have com
pared notes . . , news to you
Don ? . . .
Theta Carol Ifohlffs is a firm
believer that the sun rises and
sets in the East . . . especially
when the youijg man in question
is from the East ... Pi Phi Jack
ie Younger and K Sig Dave Aiken
.seem quite satisfied with their ex
isting arrangements . . . (pass
the brass, Mirandy!) . . . An item
of interest to the Freudians: at
the mere mention of ATO, lovely
Theta Joan Larue begins to chant
Never! Never! Never . . . .Al
though we’ve promised not to
mention details, we think Chi Psi
Tom McLaughlin should got some
sort of prize for carrying the
most dignified torch of the year.
Somebody better tell suave
Iticlt Ward and luscious Dorothy
Dalqulst that Homecoming is over
or do they guard the “O" just
for kicks . . . Frank Hart and Al
pha Gam Jean Davis are sharing
the same raincoat to make sure
their romancing be waterproof.
Seems like old times seeing Phi
Delt Hill Abbey and Gamma Phi
Martha Cleveland back together
again after a lay off period . . .
no place like home, is there, Bill?
Theta Sally Boutin is finding it
mighty difficult to hold a love
match when it’s burning on both
ends . . . the males that are fur
nishing the fire are Beta Will
Mangelsdorf and Phi Delt Fete
Whit hoy, natch . . .
The cookie jar at the u/, nouse
took a beating the other PM when
cute Pat Kaxton announced her
pending consolidation with Pi
Knp I-.es Jones . . . the lad even
designed the sparkler. . .
Fiji Bill Lake is spending ev
ery spare moment with Chi O
Janet Morrison ... too bad pledge
pins-can't be planted . . . Report
comes in that the friendly Chi Os
arc mighty perturbed about the
disappearance of their door name
plate . . . it's getting to be an
expensive hoax . . .
Roundabouts: Gamma Phi llon
na Rankin just back from a visit
to Hillcrest and ready for a fresh
start . . . Rich Hopper all hopped
rip over Tri Dell Corky Hoppe . . .
DZ Casey Hyde proudly display
ing the trophy her man Hank
Chaney won for his outstanding
heard at the Whiskerino . . . Gam
ma Phi Marylin Morse cuddling
with SAP. Don Kessler . . . Theta
. Melba Heyser eagerly accepting
the attentions°of Sigma Nu Hal
Tergeson . . . Phi Psi Doug Car
ter showing more than a casual
interest in Gamma Phi Sue Hel
Irin . . . Kenny Allen doubting
his chances for a house date . . .
I’i Phi Joan Carr enjoying the
terrific rush being given her by
Sig Chi Perry Holloman. . . . DG's
petite Gay Williams swamped
with orchids from an anonymous
giver . . . that's 30 for now . . .
Happy hunting.
As We See It
On the basis of our present understanding of the DuShane
plan we’re opposed to it.
Here’s why:
Two weeks ago, Donald M. DuShane, director of student
affairs, present his deferred living plan to the Interfraternity
council. The council had not been consulted during the for
mation of the plan, nor had it even been warned of any im
pending change.
Now, after two weeks of study the council has formulated
a set of arguments against the plan. We heard them present
ed to Mr. DuShane yesterday afternoon at. a special meeting
of the council. .
Those arguments we feel are strong enough to refute or
cast in considerable doubt many of the advantages claimed
for the plan.
In brief, they center around the difficulties fraternities and
sororities would face in taking up the slack in membership
by next fall and the undesirability of having pledges living in
the dormitories.
Perhaps when further light is shed we’ll change our minds.
But, we call ’em as we see ’em. And at present the argu
ments presented by the council, in our opinion, outweigh those
presented by Mr. DuShane.
Of Evil Portent?
The Nobel peace prize will not be awarded this year. Can
this be the “Signs of Our Times”?
Although no explanation was given, the announcement has
been interpreted to mean that no worthy candidate has been
found.
On the surface, the committee’s announcement may ap
pear blacker than necessary. A provision in the will, under
which th£ trust for Nobel prizes was created, states that “Any
prize may be reserved for one year; if not then distributed,
the amounts revert to the main fund, or special reserved for
each section.”
The peace prize has been reserved frequently and special
Nobel institutes have been created from surplus funds. So
this is not the first time that the Norwegian parliament’s com
mittee of five has not awarded the Nobel peace prize.
On the other hand, in this period of cold war, it would
have been more uplifting if someone or some organization
could have obtained the highest standards worthy of the award
given to the one who has “most or best promoted the fra
ternity of nations and the abolition or diminution of standing
armies and the formation and increase of peace congresses.”
Whether the committee gives the peace prize is not for
the layman to decide.
It does seem ironic, however, that the physics prize was
awarded to Patrick Blackett for his outstanding contributions
in the field of nuclear physics. D. D.
Win, Lose, or Draw
Old timers tell us that a football season is never successful
for Oregon unless the Webfoot gridders beat Oregon State.
Phooey!
Win, lose, or draw today, Jim Aiken’s men have had a suc
cessful season this year—a VERY successful season. We
doubt if any Oregon team in history ever played better and
more consistent winning football, or received so much favor
able nation-wide publicity.
We’re as convinced as anyone that the final gun will find
Oregon way out in front. But regardless of the final score,
we’re going to stand up and give those guys one hell of a yell
when they leave the field.
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BILL, YATES, Editor
Bob Reed, Managing Editor
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Tom McLaughlin, Adv. Manager
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---Musing
Is 'Honeyed Criticism' Era
At an End? Scribe Asks
By Bill Wasmann
For three long years we’ve been
reading the hearts-and-flowers
offerings of the local music crit
ics, those left-handed members of
the fourth estate whose ink is al
most without exception not ink at
all but some sort of a queer hon
ey-like stuff capable of forming
only sweet words of praise, no
matter the facts, good, bad or in
different.
But the honeyed era in local
music criticism may be over.
Someone has finally gone and
done it. Friday morning’s Emer
ald carried as rough a report of a
concert as you’ll ever see.
Whether or not the critic was
qualified and his pointed remarks
valid, is not my subject. I’m not
judging the critic, neither am I
concerned with the presentation
he worked over. I am hoping that
right or wrong, this particular
report will start us down a new
and better road of music criti
cism.
It seems that the local critics
have the idea that they should
use weaker standards to judge*
the output of local musicians,
particularly student musicians.
This may be a moot point, but
it seems to me that every other
student endeavor, journalistic,
scientific or what have you, is
judged on a professional basis,
therefore, why not student musi- „
cal presentations?
To judge them by any other’ _
standard is to do them an injus
tice, moreover, it casts an un
healthy light on their teachers -
and finally the institution in
which they study.
Wouldn’t it be better if the lo
cal critics would recognize the
fact of a sour note, or a badly -
interpreted passage ? Construc
tive criticism never hurt anyone;
like fresh air, it’s healthy for you -
and a musician will eventually be
better for it.
This leads to another thought.
Some of the outpourings of the
professional musicians in McAr- -
tliur court have left much to be
desired, but it seems that they
enjoy some sort of immunity •
from criticism,#no matter how in
ferior their product.
Honest, well-founded criticism
would give the local audiences
more for their money; it does in -
San Francisco and New York.
Some music critic could prob
ably do something with a compar
ison of the artists of this year
with those who appeared several _
years ago in McArthur court.
-The Political Front
Analogies Seen in DuShane,
Dewey, and Marshall Plans
By Vinita Howard
With the Rose Bowl talk and
the DuShane Plan fast becoming
THE topics for campus conver
sation it seems almost useless to
go back to the national political
scene even for a day. However,
perhaps a few analogies can be
drawn between the various plans
now before us.
It seems as though someone
has devised a plan for almost ev
erything within the past few
years. There’s the Dewey Plan
(now obsolete), the Truman Plan,
the Marshall Plan, and of course,
the DuShane Plan.
If it’s any consolation to the
opponents of the DuShane Plan,
President Truman is being forced
to move out of the White House
for a year, too, in order that the
sagging second floors can be re
paired. Still on the DuShane Plan,
prior to the presidential election
everyone said Dewey was sure to
win and Truman was certain to
lose . . . this proved a misconcep
tion. And, there seem to be a few
misconceptions on the supporters
and the opponents of the DuShane
Plan.
For instance, in Friday’s paper
The Druid Corner said that the
Inter-Dorm council was opposed
to the deferred living plan. The
correct information is that the
council, as a group, has not made
up its mind on the question and
will not decide until a special
meeting is called either this
weekend or the first of next week.
When the Marshall Plan was
proposed by the national admin
istration, it too met with some op
position; however, as note the
millions being spent by the Unit
ed States today in Europe, the
administration had its way on
this question too. Somehow the.
administration, national or local,
usually finds a way of making
eertain that their friends are suc
eessful . . . Mr. DuShane probably
knows how this is done also.
Truman’s Plan will undoubted
y meet with some trouble among
tne minority section in tne sist .
Congress. However, since the HR
and the senate are now controlled
by the Democrats it seems safe to '
assume that most of the Truman
Plan is destined for success.
Truman’s Plan, like the Du
Shane Plan, is also concerned
with the housing problem. Mr.
housing and the high cost of hous- -
ing . . . opponents to the DuShane
Plan have also mentioned some- '
thing about the increased cost of
housing for freshmen.
Another part of Truman’s Plan
is centered around- the Taft-Hart
ley labor law that the Republi- _
cans put in about a year ago.
This law is almost certain to be ’
whacked down to size by the '
Democrats and some say it will -
be repealed altogether. It might -
be interesting to observe whether
the deferred living plan will be
whacked down to size also or if
its founder will stick by his guns. .
He might even try a filibuster.
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