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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1949)
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off the platform,” “paces the floor
like a mountain lion,” and “uses T
24 times in 20 minutes” profited
more than the one whose “tests are
But their cases are slightly dif
ferent from the professor who,
when accused of "doodling on the
board,” adamantly contended it
was part of the course.
One instructor declared the "op
inionnaire” should be “worked out
.mathematically.” He teaches cal
A suggested question to add to
the form was “what do you think
my home life is like?”
Whether or not students were
restrained in their opinions was
discussed at length.
One student evidently not re
strained, wrote, “I think the prof,
is a cynic; whether this is the na
ture of the brute or a result of . . .”
etc. Another had the same idea in
mind with “I trust you’re in tem
porary employment until vaude
ville comes back.”
There was belief that too biting
a criticism would give a few strug
gling, impressionable professors
something of an inferiority com
plex. But this was not true of the
teacher who was admonished, “You
"cold us like you were our mother.”
On the opposite side of the ditch
is the professor put out because
students soft-pedaled their opin
ions. “Possibly they were afraid of
being identified,” he expounded.
Most professors admitted they
could identify a whole raft of their
critics by their hand writing, year,
major and sex.
However, one shrewd student
wasn’t to be outdone. He gave his
all A’s and then promptly signed
his name. An even shrewder pro
fessor had the class fill out their
forms and immediately bullied
them into showing them to him.
One professorial beef which
stuck out all over was that many
of the results had to be taken with
the proverbial grain of pepper.
Opinion was too divided.
There was a tendency to give a
professor all good or all bad marks
instead of using discrimination.
Virtually all the students did,
however, take the “opinionnaire”
seriously, more so than did the
professors. And there was no defi
nite indication that the inferior
student rationalized and degraded
the professor out of sheer spite.
SOME RESULTS IGNORED
Of course, some instructors ig
nored the results altogether. One
was afraid to look at them because
he felt he unconsciously would
^orm prejudices. He would be able
to identify too many students. An
other’s wife was gravely ill. His
normal effectiveness thereby was
lowered, and this reflected in the
Only five of the 30 professors
tabulated the results statistically.
One burned them.
Some felt rather frustrated be
cause they could not turn over the
results to their deans. One blandly
did. These apparently had high ra
ting, though one was charged with
“implying most students are dund
erheads; maybe they are, but you
shouldn’t say so, so much.”
On the whole, most of the facul
ty favored continuing the idea. One
professor who took exception, said
some switches would have to be
made.” He felt short-changed.
It seems no one called him an
SOB like Truman called Pearson.
And he’s positive that even Tru
man thinks more of Pearson than
some of his students do of him.
Assistant Managing Editor: Di
Desk Editor: Gretchen Grondahl.
Copy Desk: George Dorris, Dean
Pass, Bob Tweedell, Florence Erie,
Suzanne Cockeram, Dixie Lee Fitz
V^ater, Diane Ford.
Invited to Meet
Mu Phi Epsilon, national music
honorary fraternity, and Phi Beta,
national music and speech honor
ary, will sponsor a joint reception
for all new music majors at 7:30
p.m., Thursday, in Alumnae Hall,
Faye Schick, president of Mu Phi
Epsilon, and Treva Rice, president
of Phi Beta, will be at the head of
the receiving line. Also receiving
for Mu Phi will be Mrs. Frank
Asay, alumnae president, Mrs.
Howard Boyd, patroness presi
dent, and Mrs. Francis Bittner,
In the receiving line for Phi Beta
will be Mrs. Kermit Scott, alumnae
president, Mrs. V. H. Davis, patro
ness president, and Miss Maude
Garnett, faculty adviser.
Dean Theodore Kratt of the mu
sic school will speak, and the ac
tive presidents of both chapters
will give short talks.
A musical program will be pre
sented by members from each
Short silks will be worn for the
Bills Mailed Soon
For Season Tickets
Season ticket holders for the
1949-50 season for the University
Theater will receive bills for their
tickets within the next week, ac
cording to LeJeune Griffith, thea
ter business manager.
Anyone wishing to purchase a
season ticket may do so at the
speech office, Villard hall. Those
buying them now will be billed in
November, as immediate payment
is not required. The first Univer
sity production of the year has
been cancelled, so season tickets
will be priced at $4.00 instead of
Speech Class Set”
For Foreign Students
Weekly speech correction classes
for foreign students will begin this
afternoon at 4 in room 105 Villard
Hall. Object is to cut down foreign
accent, making English speech
Students unable to attend the
first meting have been asked to
contact Kenneth S. Wood, associ
ate professor of speech, University
Late Per Granted
For Beneke Dance
Twelve o’clock late premission
will be granted Wednesday night
to University women who are
above a 2.00 accumulative GPA,
provided they did not drop below
a 2.00 spring term, the Office of
Student Affairs announced Mon
Extra hours will be permitted so
students can attend the Tex Ben
eke dance Wednesday night at
Whether or not freshmen may
stay out until midnight will be
left to the discretion of the individ
Soph Petitions Due
For Traffic Court
Petitions for sophomore repre
sentative on the traffic court are
due Thursday at 5 p.m. in the AS
UO office, Emerald Hall.
Since petitioners will not be in
terviewed, they are requested to
fill out applications in full, listing
experience and suggestions.
Theta Sig Plans
Women in pre-journalism are
invited to “meet the press"—the
female half thereof — Thursday
from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sigma
The meet is planned by Theta
Sigma Phi, women’s journalism
fraternity so that the freshmen and
sophomores can get acquainted
over coffee and “mint juleps" with
upperclassmen active in publica
tions on campus.
Guest of honor will be Darcy
Friedman, assistant college board
editor of Mademoiselle magazine.
Theta Sigma Phi members will
give tips on ways to get ahead in
University journalism activities
and will answer questions tossed
their way by lower-classmen.
Campus clothes are in order. In
vitations have been issued by mail.
Chem. Seminar Set
At McClure Today
Dr. Frank Chan, Research As
sociate in Chemistry, will speak at
the Chemistry seminar in 105 Mc
Clure Hall at 4 p.m. today.
His talk is entitled “Partition by
Chromatography of Red Eye Pig
ment of Drosophilia Melanogaster.”
Translated, it concerns the taking
apart and study of the red eye pig
ment of the fruit fly.
Although the seminar is a week
ly course, anyone interested may
Russian Club Slates
Members of the Russian club
will meet tonight with their ad
viser, Victor C. Strash, from 7 to
7:30 in Gerlinger Hall, to discuss
plans for the Christmas Fiesta
Officers for the year who were
chosen yesterday at a brief meet
ing are: Dorothy Wonderly, presi
dent; Charles Humphreys, vice
president; Gloria Grimson, secre
tary-treasurer; and Coralie Nel
son, publicity manager.
Red Cross Prexy
Sally Waller, president of the
campus Red Cross, announces that
new committee heads for the com
ing year are: librarian, Carol Udy;
water safety, Margaret Edwards;
posters, Ann Darby; publicity,
Helen Gatewood. MVS. D. O. Ste
vens is the new adviser for the
There will be an important meet
ing of all committee heads Wed
Sets First Meef
Beta Gamma Sigma, national
scholastic fraternity for business
administration students, will elect
officers at their first meeting of
fall term, today at 2 p.m. in room
Twelve new members, initiated
at the close of spring term, will at
tend their first meeting as active
members today. New members are
tapped twice a year from the top
3 per cent of the junior class and
the top 10 per cent of the senior
New members are William Bond,
Seymour Gassner, Betty Rose
Horand, Catherine McFarland,
Johanna Wong, Ralph Van Cleave,
Walter McLaughlin, Philip De
Long, Boyd Lemmon, Robert W.
Kester, Faith De Bernardi, and
Night Editor: Bill Holman.
Night Staff: Ann Henderson,
Beverly Sorenson, Lavonna Til
kens, Jean Hall, Wes Vail, Joanne
Abel, Ann Ostenson, Bonnie Lee
Strong, Walt McKinney.
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