Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 25, 1949, Image 1

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    Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
'DuShartePlan' Tabled 'Til '50
JC Plan
Goes to
Almost first into the legislative
hopper of this session of the Ore
gon state legislature were two bills,
reflecting past criticism of Oregon
system of higher education, pro
posing the establishment of junior
The first and most controversial
bill, introduced by Senators Rich
ard L. Neuberger and Robert D.
Holmes would set up a junior col
lege in Por’tland'as a part of the
state’s college system. This would
require an initial appropriation of
The second bill, by Senator Aus
tin Dunn, would set up adult edu
cation programs with credits
earned applicable to lower division
work in college. This plan proposes
financing by school districts.
Much date, has been accumulated
showing the desirability of an Ore
gon junior college. Two important
factors affecting college atten
dance, cost and proximity to a col
lege, were considered and it was
cound that upper income families
send ten times as many students
to college as do lower income fam
ilies with children of the same in
telligence rating. Also statistics
show that in Oregon, college age
students have a four times better
chance of furthering their educa
tion if they live in a college town.
Thus a junior college maintaining a
reasonably low rate of tuition and
located in Portland, near which
forty per cent of the Oregon popu
lation live, would tend to increase
the state’s college enrollment.
Vanport college is at present
filling the position of the junior
college in Oregon which one of
these bills would establish. This in
stitution has been on a purely tem
porary basis and it is felt by some
to be inadequate.
Chief setback to the proposals is
the financial question. Edgar W.
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Got No Love to
Keep'em Warm
It was a cold, cold night last
night. If you don't believe it, just
ask the Sigma Nus. With an ex
pected temperature of 10 degrees
last night, the Sigma Nu’s oil burn
er exploded.
The only casualties were a few
men in the basement at the time
who were slightly singed. Damage
was slight and limited to the base
ment, but that didn’t keep the Sig
ma Nus warm.
To add insult to injury, the ex
plosion occurred just a few mo
ments after the members had se
lected “Hell’s Fire” as the theme
of their winter term dance at their
house meeting. “Mighty peculiar,”
reported Bill Lance, who should
know, he was there.
The oil burner was just recently
installed, replacing the old sawdust
burner. It is expected to be back
in operation within a couple of
Meanwhile, where, oh where, did
I put that electric blanket.
USA Sponsors
Frosh Mixer
United Students association will
hold a frosh mixer this afternoon
in Gerlinger annex from 4 to 5:30,
according to the USA steering
committee member Lou Weston.
Purpose of the dance will be to
acquaint freshmen with the USA
freshman candidates, John Chaney
and Virginia Wright. Miss Weston
states that the AGS candidates,
Bob Gitner and Shirley Hillardp,
have also been invited to attend.
Music by Magnavox, and free
cokes will be available.
“USA cordially invites all fresh
man students to this mixer, regard
less of political leanings,” urged
Miss Weston.
USA particularly urged off-cam
pus students to attend, marking the
dance as an example of their pro
jected program to bring all fresh
men into activities.
Preferential Ballot
Used in Voting
At YM From 8-6
'L'be freshman class will select
their officers in tomorrow's
frosh elections. Polls will he op
en from Ha. m. to 6 p. m. at the
Warren Davis, Druid presi
dent, will be in charge of the
polls. Handling the election work
will be members of Kwama, Skull
and Dagger, Phi Theta Upsilon, and
Only freshmen are eligible to
vote; and on receiving their ballots,
their names will be checked in the
poll book. Any eligible voter not
listed in the book must clear his
status with Virgil Fogdall or the
registrar to cast his ballot.
Watchers from both parties will
be at the polls at all times, and 4
counters from each will serve on the
counting board:
Marv Rasmussen, ASUO first
vice president in charge of elections,
reminds freshmen that the prefer
ential ballot will be used. The fig
ure "I” must be placed opposite the
choice for number one position, “2”
for second, "3” for third, and “4” for
fourth position.
Under this sytem, the voter can
vote for one, two, three, or all of
the candidates, in any order he
chooses. Ballots marked X will be
Candidates from two parties are
competing in the elections. Bib Git
ner and Shirley Hillard will repre
sent the AGS, and on the USA slate
are John Chaney and Virginia
Golf Meeting Today
All persons eligible and interest
ed in playing golf may attend a
meeting today at 4 p.m. in the ath
letic office in McArthur court.
Reds Threaten Barometer Inquiry
By Bob Funk
Communism vs. Democracy made
headlines at OSC and the Univer
sity of Washington last week as
“reds” madd’ real or imagined at
tempts to infiltrate the student
press on one campus and the fac
ulty on the other.
At OSC, new light was cast on
the “cold war” which has raged on
the Oregon State Daily Barometer
editorial staff. Student Body Presi
dent Tom House declared in the
January 22 Barometer that certain
OSC students “are on this campus
for the sole purpose of ‘converting’
students to the cause of commun
In the column entitled “A Trag
edy at OSC,” House asserted that
the OSC Young Progressives or
ganization was “determined to
take action to set up a machine for
investigating the newspaper (Ba
rometer) without any apparent
practical reason for doing so.
The Young Progressives had pre
viously issued a pamphlet called
“What’s Wrong With the Barom
eter?" They proceeded to hold
meetings in an attempt to bring
about an investigation of the Ba
rometer editorial policy.
Commenting further on the
Young Progressives, House ven
tured that “In my opinion, most
participants in the Young Progres
sives movement on the campus are
not Communists, but will be brand
ed as such by the student body as
a whole because of the actions of a
small faction of the group.”
OSC President A. L. Strand
stated that “While we probably
have less of this sort of activity
than the average campus, we un
doubtedly have some, hence it is
gratifying to see the responsible
student leaders recognizing the sit
uation and thus taking steps to
guard against it. My chief concern
is that a number of sincere, well
meaning students . . . have been
misled by the few active and per
sistent pro-Soviet advocates . .
Meanwhile, the University of
Washington was feeling the after
math of the state Canwell investi
gations. The investigations, which
began last summer, had found six
University professors guilty of
Communist activities. Although the
committee had no authority to pass
judgment, the University observed
its decision by suspending three
professors and placing three more
on probation.
All of the professors but one had
been on the University faculty
over twenty years. Committee tes
timony had brought out the fact
that the six faculty members had
been in some way connected with
the Communist party during their
years at Washington.
New Date Allows
'Breather' Period;
Policy Unchanged
Organizations Will Have Longer Period
To Work Out Details, DuShane Says
In a short, three paragraph statement, Donald M. DuShane,
director of student affairs, announced yesterday that the defer
red living plan had been postponed until the fall of 1950.
At the same time, he made it clear that the postponement ap
plied only to the effective date, not to a change in University
DuShane met with representatives of the IFC vesterdav af
ternoon in his office. Efforts to
reach an agreement concerning
the plan had been unsuccessful
up to this time.
lie told representatives that
the new date would give the fra
ternities and sororities a longer
period to adjust themselves to the
measures necessary to put the plan
into effect. He said the details of
the plan can be worked out better
in the additional time thus granted.
After the meeting, the IFC repre
sentatives said the statement was
not what they had wanted.
“Present Situation”
Carl Reusser made the following
“We now feel that although we
may not be able to change the plan,
we should let students and alumni
know the situation.
“When the IFC first started
studying the plan, we didn't at
tempt to enlist the Emerald's aid.
We agreed to work the program out
with Mr. DuShane, the IFC, and the
student body.
“We talked with the girl's houses
and with the Inter-dorm council,
but we kept our promise to stay out
of any public controversy. Now,
however, we feel we’re only getting
a breather.”
II1 C Stand
A spokesman for the Inter-fra
ternity council released this state
ment :
“The statement released by, Don
ald M. DuShane on the deferred liv
ing plan is not what the IFC had
hoped for.”
“We still desire to continue the
j discussions and try to work out a so
, lution agreeable to all parties con
cerned. Up to this time, the IFC has
withheld from publication informa
tion regarding its stand on the is
“The IFC will continue to inves
tigate the problem, and seek alter
native action.”
This same opinion was expressed
by Ann Woodworth, spokesman for
sorority presidents.
The policy requiring all freshmen
to live in dormitories or University
supervised housing, was first pre
sented to the IFC at a council meet
ing on November 0. Since that time,
committees have been set-up by
various campus groups to study the
proposed living plan. An IFC com
mittee headed by Carl Reusser has
| been the most active in working out
| with Mr. DuShane in a series of con
! ference problems raised by the new
j plan.
Choose Managers
Fneshmen and sophomores in
terested in 1949 assistant baseball
managers' jobs next year should
| contact Coacfi Don Kirsch in his
| Mac court office Thursday after
noon at 1.
Druids, Junior
Honorary, Tap
Three at Ball
Malcolm Epley, George Pied
Taylor, and Robert Lavey are the
new members tapped by Druids,
junior men's honorary, at the Sen
ior ball Saturday night.
Druids, limited to a membership
of ten, traditionally tap eight new
members during the junior week
end festivities each spring. The
new members then select the last
two members the following fall
term. Tapping was delayed this
year, however, until winter term
and as one member, Bill Monroe,
dropped at the end of fall term,
there were three vacancies to fill
rather than the normal two.
Scholarship, personality, past
service to the University, and pos
sible future service to the Univer
sity are the factors that determine
the selection of new Druids.
Radio Station
Permit Granted
EUGENE, Jan. 24 -(AP)— Eu
gene Broadcasters, Inc., granted a
construction permit today fo: a
standard radio station, said here
that no construction date yet has
been set.
The Federal Communicati ms
commission in Washington, D. C.,
granted the permit for a station
to operate on 1280 kilocycles, 1000
watts power on unlimited time.
Principal stockholder in the
broadcasting company is the Eu
gene Register-Guard Publishing
company. Alton Baker Is publisher
of the Register-Guard. Other stock
holders are Roger Houglum, Eu
gene, manager of the Eugene Vo
cational School radio, KRVM-FM;
William Tugman, managing editor
of the Register-Guard; Sam.tel
Bromaugh, Eugene insurance m. n;
and Earl Meisner, Portland.
The station’s call letters would
be KERG.
The company has a lease on the
new Studio building" at 13th iml
Latin-American Ad
Discussion Topic
M. D. Ross, assistant professo; of
architecture, swill speak on “The
Colonial Art of Latin America" to
day at 4 p.m. in the art gallery of
of the school of architecture and al
lied arts. This lecture will be m? .il
ly concerned with the Latin Amer
ican material on exhibition in the