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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1949)
Improper parking in student parking lots was a flagrant is
sue facing members of the Student Traffic Court when they
met Tuesday evening.
Tickets will have to be issued to students who park their
cars in lot entrances, blocking entrances and exits. Persistent
violation will make it necessary to have cars towed away.
Much valuable space is now being wasted by careless park
ing. If car owners would park adjacent to cars already parked,
this situation could easily be remedied. And space would be
available for many more drivers.
The parking lots should not resemble cross-word puzzles
with harried latecomers struggling to find space.
This responsibility rests with the individual driver. Com
plete coperation would be a good indication of appreciation for
the large expenditures by the physical plant in making the lots.
That old stuff about Oregonians having webbed feet may
not be so funny in another 1000 years. It may be true then.
Probably, without realizing it, Oregonians and particularly
the campus variety who don’t have to worry about appearance
—have become quite well adapted to their climate.
For example, where do you think an eastern umbrella man
ufacturer would push his sales if he were to sponsor a “Buy
More Umbrellas” drive? Why, he’d probably pick Oregon. But
would the Oregonians buy umbrellas? No, indeed. Oregonians
don’t seem to need such contraptions.
Look around on campus on a rainy day. Who is carrying an
umbrella, or even has placed a newspaper over his head like
other civilized persons across the nation would do during a
downpour? Nobody. Anybody with an umbrella here is laughed
Somehow, people just seem to keep dry without such obvi
ous devices. Not even professors carry umbrellas, and there is
something about the collective personality of professors that
would lead one to believe they’d have spreading black umbrel
las with long spikes on the end.
The same goes for galoshes of the ordinary variety. Only
oddballs and foreigners wear them.
Probably the secret of the Oregonian’s weather resistance
is his choice of functional clothing. He has garments that don’t
wrinkle easily when wet— or he has clothes that are so sloppy
in the first place that it doesn’t matter what happens to them.
But it may be that these natives of the rain belt have be
come sanforized or lubricated or repellent so that they no long
er have to worry about the weather. And that is why we think
another 1000 years may evolve the webbed foot.—B.H.
Our Readers Speak
Dear Mr. Editor:
Please help us find Mr. Kavanaghji, the student with 11
wives. Upon receipt of his impassioned plea, I went immediate
ly to his apartment. The landlady, dark-eyed and grim, an
nounced that not even the wives had been seen since Sunday.
Other sources failed. Police blotter, no record—fire depart
ment, no calls.
Mr. Editor, apparently a terrible thing has happened. Mr.
Kavanaghji seems to have dried up and blown away.
Athletic Business Manager.
Howard R. Lemons,
(That was very nice of Mr. Kavanaghji and his 11 wives.
But there are still 500 married students who have not dried up
and blown away; and their spouses must still pay $5 if they
care to see the Homecoming game.—Editor.)
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Doit A. Smith, Editor Juan Mimnaugh, Business Manager
Glenn Gillespie, Managing Editor
Don Fair, Barbara Heywood, Helen Sherman, Fred Taylor, Associate Editors
Core Mobley, Advertising Manager
JjtRiLYN Thompson, National Advertising Manager Jean Lovell, Circulation Manager
News Editors: Anns Goodman, Ken Metxler.
Sports Editor: Dave Taylor.
Dvsk Editors: Marjory Bush, Bob Funk,
Gretchan Grondahl, Lorna Larson, Larry
Assistant Manager Editors: Hal Coleman,
Vic Fryer, Tom King, Diane Mecham, Stan
Chief Night Editor: Lorna Larson.
Women’s Editor: Connie Jackson.
Ritin at Random...
Living a Nice Sheltered Life
...by Jo Gilbert
I Get So Mad At: Those etaoin shrdlu char
acters who cheerfully take two parking places
to park their crates in. About eight o’clock on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
you can find same cars parked, so there just
isn't quite enough room for your jalopy to
squeeze in on either side of some convertible
whose owner thoroughly believes in the
“middle half” theory. May I offer humble
suggestion to the Traffic Court that offenders
mark off parking places with a nice new paint
brush and some bright yellow paint? Then
any joker who applies the “middle half” the
ory be fined the limit. Half of the parking
problems could easily be traced to this.
Kigmies: Wonderful idea, Mr. Capp. Send
some immediately out this-a-way. Think of
kicking a Kigmey in place of griping at the
prof during eight o’clocks; having the Kig
mey take the hacks instead of the pledge. For
that matter, Reno could go out of business—
vent your wrath on the Kigmey instead of
staring sullenly at your poor wife and wish
ing you could take a slug at her without start
ing the waterworks. Wonderful!
Dear Miss Heywood: Thanx for your il
luminating edit on the wives and husbands of
married veterans. I am no longer confused.
But it still doesn’t make sense. The spouse of
the vet, if female, goes to the game to be with
the husband. She usually wouldn’t go by her
self, and she certainly isn't going to let bub
ble spend the money for the pint and then kill
it himself. So if she does dish out the $5 for a
reserved seat, you can be sure she is going to
trail over to the student’s section to sit with
the spouse. I doubt if they will spend $10 for
the game when this way is open. So the result
will be many vacant seats in the reserved seat
section. Wherefore in this is logic, I ask you ? -
PrayeF of Thanksgiving: We thank thee,
University, Athletic Business Office, and
Howard Lemons, for thy beneficial care of all
spouses; we sincerely appreciate thy kind ac
tions—but where in blazes is the five spot
coming from ?
Incidentally: We certainly live a nice shel
tered well-guided life around here. Along
with the University protecting us from all
evil, organizations happily tell us’ns what we
should wear. If you note, practically every
announcement of any event in the Emerald
is accompanied by a notice as to what should
be worn. To this, short silks; to that, informal
dress; to this, suits and heels; to that, a cor
sage. We had, don’t know if we still do, a
campus social chairman who blithely dictat
ed dress to different games, yet! Why doesn’t
someone show up to the Whiskey-rino in a
beige tinted sheet ?
If: Beards are a sign of virility the sopho
more class ain’t got it.
Smart, Reputable—and Quiet
...by Bob Funk
Every student who has been on the Oregon
campus for any length of time must have no
ticed—either with dismay or disinterest—the
sometimes unpleasantly strained situation
between Independents and Greeks.
For the most part, this situation is ignored;
however, social life, political campaigns, and
contests repeatedly draw out the undercur
rent of bitterness and distrust which mars an
otherwise commendable University life.
It seems to be the opinion of some people
in both groups that only a person of very du
bious character and personality woul d
choose, or be relegated to a position in the
other group. Reputable members of Greek
houses probably do not condone an attitude
of intolerance and superiority toward stu
dents who happened to be Independents; on
the other hand, broad-minded Independents
do not assume that every Greek is a moral lep
er on the lose.
But these reputable parties make a pretty
small noise when compared with the “we're
right and they’re wrong” faction, which
seems to be particularly verbose.
Oregon can never establish intelligently
amicable relations between the members of
its two systems of University living while
biased and unthinking persons continue to
circulate tales of derision concerning those
whom they consider, in some strange way, to
be their enemies.
There is nothing wrong with being a Greek.
Greek houses were originally established to
propogate good works and to mutually assist
their members. They were not established as
organizations of people impossible to equal
And there is nothing wrong with being an
Independent. An Independent organization
allows each individual a great deal of free
dom ; in addition, the Indepenednt may meet
a greater cross-section of people than the
Greek would. But Independents are not nec
cessarily superior in mental and moral quali
ties to those who happen to have chosen a fra
ternity or sorority.
If it were possible to keep the members of
our campus living organizations thinking
about the real worth of their own groups rath
er than the lack of it in other groups, our
problem would be nearly solved. Sometime in
the distant future this may be accomplished.
But for the present the problem is very
much with us. It should be disgusting to ev
ery observer that persons mature in practi
cally every other respect allow themselves to
be enmeshed in a tradition of ill feelings. This
is one of Oregon’s most important problems
at the present time—far more important than
deferred living or football scores; for this is a
problem of mental attitudes—a slippery thing
to combat on any basis.
* * * *
This is just one of those temptations we couldn't
Three persons recommended names to the Presi
dent for appointment to the Student Union Board
—Ed Anderson, Art Johnson, and Dick Williams.
Included among the membership of the boarT
are Ed Anderson, Art Johnson, and Dick Williams.
Naturally, as soon as we do more than scratch
the surface, the fun ends. Johnson, because he is
ASUO President, and Williams, because he is Stu
dent Union Director, received ex-officio appoint
ments. Anderson was recommended to the com
mittee by the dean of his school, and had to meet
the same qualification standards as all other ap
A Buyers' Market
Homecoming tickets, like other expensive items,
may now be purchased on an installment plan, ac
cording to the LATEST word from the athletic
No down payment is required on these easy-to
get hard-to-pay-for tickets. All you have to do is
sign your life away and guarantee payment by
next Wednesday (coinciding nicely with arrival of
If worse comes to worse, maybe the money can
be saved from the baby’s milk fund by next Wed
nesday; maybe the grocer would extend credit;
maybe married students can experiment and find
if candles are cheaper than electricity—Abe Lin
coln studied by firelight.