Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 05, 1949, Image 1

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Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
Look Over Prize Contraband
STUDENTS GAZE tentatively at special collection of books garnered
from the open shelf reserve room and stacked neatly on a bench in
the main portion of the library. No identification available on these
* people, yonr guess is as good as ours.
They Say Pilfering Books
Is Easy-- If Done Right
By (We Ain’t Say in’)
It’s easy to steal books from the library.
in less than five minutes a group of five persons proved this re
cently by pilfering 15 texts from the open shelf reserve room on the
ground floor.
These persons, whose names are withheld for obvious reasons,
walked casually into the open shelf reserve room, picked the books
off the shelves, and carried them out of the room without a word of
protest from the librarian in charge.
All of this proves that Oregon students are honest. If students
were dishonest, the library officials would have a difficult task balanc
■ ing the books. Stealing books is so easy.
Returning the volumes was equally easy. Instead of following the
prescribed method of returning the books to the shelf near the librar
ian’s desk, the “thieves” took the books to the shelves from which
they were taken.
The persons involved carried their project through in the main lobby
i>f the library—still unmolested by library officials. The 15 volumes
were stacked and three persons posed for a photographer with the
-stolen volumes. Librarians behind the circulation desk looked, but
^sked no questions.
The stolen books cover a variety of subjects. And to add a bit of
' irony to the story, “The Robber Barons” by Josephson was added to
the collection.
- Other books included “History of Esthetics,” by Gilbert and Kuhn;
"•‘Relaxation,” Rathbone; “Western Ski Annual—1940,” Stensas; “The
eWorld, the Art, and the Artists,” Edman; “Emotional Maturity,” Saul
“An Honorable Titan,” a biographical study of A. S. O.chs; “Life of
Neville Chamberlain,” Feiling; “Vision and Design,” Fry; “My Life in
'Art,” Stanislavsky; and “The Meeting of the East and West.”
After completing their project, the persons involved nearly decided
to legally check out their copy of “Crime and Punishment” by Dos
Poll-takers Ape Sherlock Holmes
While Checking Pigger's Guide
- The housing shortage on the
campus is acute.
The Pigger’s Guide contains
some interesting errata.
These facts, among others, were
gleaned from University students
by Professor Wanen Price’s class
in public opinion polls, which fin
ished a campus survey Wednesday.
The effect of the housing short
age was shown when an inter
viewee's address was listed in the
Pigger’s Guide as 1300 Potter
street. That address falls some
where in the vicinity of Johnson
hall. No one was home.
Prospective interview subjects
were selected at random by a
mathematical process. Of the first
72 names selected by six inter
viewers, 33 were found to be er
roneously listed in the Guide
Some had misspelled names, some
had wrong addresses, others had
wrong phone numbers. The jour
nalism students who conducted
the poll, using Sherlock Holmes
methods, were able to reach some
of the 33 who were wrongly listed
Some of the errors are unavoid
able, Price pointed out. Many ad
dresses now wrong were correct
when the Guide was issued, and
the changes indicate the fluidity
of the student body.
(Please turn to page eight)
Vishinsky Replaces Molotov
As Russian Foreign Minister
Final Poll
Final results of the campus poll
conducted this week by Professor
Warren Price’s journalism class in
public opinion were released yes
terday. Here are some of the fig
ures which show student reactions
to the various questions:
Forty-eight per cent of the stu
dent body believes that the honor
system would operate successfully
in all University departments.
Fifty-two per cent of the inter
viewees expressed preference for
the essay, or subjective type, ex
amination. Five per cent didn’t
care whether the exams are essay
or objective, but of the 43 per cent
who said they favor the objective
type, only 29 per cent said that
the objective type is the best to
test a sudent’s knowledge.
Little Interest
Proposed action on the Taft
Hartley law is evidently not a
matter of interest to a large ma
jority of the student body since
43 per cent declared they didn't
know what action is pending or
gave confused answers to the Ques
Of the 57 per cent whichh indi
cated knowledge of the pending la
bor legislation, 17 per cent favored
repeal of the Taft-Hartley law and
restoration of the Wagner act; 63
per cent favored modification' of
the Taft-Hartley law, and 12 per
cent would leave the law as it is.
Only 16 per cent would favor
changing the Emerald to a four
page full-size paper. Sixty per cent
believe the Emerald is giving ade
quate coverage of campus news;
63 per cent believe it is adequately
covering national news; 87 per
cent are satisfied with sports cov
erage; and 64 per cent think the
columnists are adequate.
Stay Single
Less than one of ten think a Uni
versity student should get married
before graduation. Thirty-four per
cent believe a student should not,
and 57 per cent said that it "de
Opinion on present closing hours
for women on campus was fairly
evenly divided. Fifty per cent are
satisfied with present arrange
ments, and 42 per cent would pre
fer later hours. Eight per cent had
no opinion.
Poetry Contest
Deadline Set
Deadline for the annual poetry
contest sponsored by the depart
ment of English has been set for
May 2, it has been announced by
Dr. Philip W. Souers, head of the
Two awards are given, the Julia
Burgess prize of $25 for upper di
vision students and the Walter
Kidd award of $15 for lower divi
sion entries.
The competitions art; held an
nually to encourage excellence in,
the field of poetry. Rules will be
announced later.
Kremlin Releases No Reason;
Foreign Trade Deputy Ousted
LONDON, March 4—(AP)—V. M, Molotov lias been fired
as the Soviet foreign minister and replaced by Andrei V. Yishin
sky, only recently recovered from an illness, the Moscow radio
announced tonight.
This startling news was recorded here by the Soviet Monitor.
The text of the announcement gave no reason. It simply said
Molotov has been released “from the duties of minister of foreign
at lairs.
At the same time the radio
said A. I. Mikoyan had been re
moved as minister of foreign
The text of the Moscow
broadcast as transcribed by the
Soviet Monitor:
“The presidium of the supreme
Soviet has released the deputy
chairman of the council of foreign
ministers of the U.S.S.H., Comrade
V. M. Molotov from the duties of
minister of foreign affairs of the
U.S.S.R. and has appointed A. Y.
Vishinsky foriegn minister of the
The presidium of the supreme
Soviet has released the deputy
chairman of the council of the min
ister of the U.S.S.R., A. I. Mikoyan,
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Ed 'The Squirt' Cauduro Pinched
Ed Cauduro, Emerald gossip
columnist, and Marion L. Rappe,
freshman in liberal arts, were
stopped by Eugene police Thurs
day for cruising about in a car
and shooting at pedestrians with
water pistols.
Police reported that the two
gunmen spent part of the after
noon driving around in a car
between Willamete and High
streets on 13th avenue when am
officer observed the boys pulll
ing to the curb, cold-bloodedly
dousing a pedestrian, and driv
ing away in glee.
The police car siren cut short
the fun. The boys’ names were
taken and they were told to re
port to the chief Friday morn
ing. The guns were confiscated.
In Concert Wednesbay
RUSSIAN-BOItN NATHAN Milstein, noted violinist, will perform in
McArthur court next Wednesday. Now an American by adoption, h©
has made 18 tours of the U. S. and Canada, ives in a colonial Ver
, mont farmhouse with his wife, Theresa, and daughter, Maria, after
whom he rechristened his famous Stradivarius violin the “Maria