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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1949)
To Hear Five
For Talent Job
! Five petitioners will apear before
ilonday’s Executive Council meet
ing as candidates for campus tal
The meeting is scheduled for 8
p.m. in the ASUO office, Emerald
Talent chairman petitioners are
Fred Young, senior, Keith Harry,
junior, Fred Schneiter, sophomore,
Jerry Ct ary, sophomore, and Emily
West, junior, ail liberal arts ma
The five candidates were selec
ted by Council Members Anita
Holmes and Don Pickett as tops
in the list of petitioners presented
to them last week.
Approval of the faculty adviser
to the student traffic court will be
considered by the council. A. L.
Peiterson, instructor in business
administration, is the choice of the
Cheating on the Oregon campus
will be discussed by the Council,
ASUO president Art Johnson stat
Further debate and action is
scheduled on investigations al
ready begun by the council,. the
millrace problem, a possible “Fac
ulty Follies,” renewal of Thursday
assemblies, 'overhauling of tradi
tions, and a unified campus fund
All Council meetings are open to
the student body.
Dormitory Residents Must Pay Bond Issue
Worth $1,600,000 for New Women's Hall
“News Beat,” a 385-page report
ing workbook co-authored by Prof.
Laurence R. Campbell of the
School of Journalism, has just been
published by the McMillan Com
pany of New York.
John Paul Jones, associate pro
fessor of journalism at the Uni
versity of Florida, collaborated
with Campbell in writing the vol
ume. It is an expanded revision of
“Effective News Reporting.”
The new version is designed to
be flexible enough to be used to
gether with any reporting courses
or texts. It covers all phases of
reporting and even includes its
own city directory.
Another text book which Camp
bell also co-authored, “Exploring
Journalism,” was recently recorded
in Braille at the New York Public
Library for the blind.
Oregano Payments Due
Living organization space pay
ments for the 1950 Oregana must
be in by Tuesday, Business Mana
ger Jim Sanders announced Friday.
Delinquent organizations will not
have pages reserved in the book.
Social Security Field Posts
Open for Qualified Graduates
Social science graduates may
qualify for field office positions
in the Bureau of Old-Age and Sur
vivors Insurance of the Social Se
curity Administration, according
to information received from the
U. S. Civil Service Commission.
Appointments to the Bureau are
made through the Junior Profes
sional Assistant-Social Science An
alyst Examination announced pre
viously in the Emerald.
NOV. 8 DEADLINE
University seniors may apply for
the examinations through the grad
uate Placement Office, 216 Emer
ald Hall. Applications must be
filed by Nov. 8.
Field and claims assistants do
a large amount of public contact
work. They interview, assist and
advise claimants, beneficiaries,
employees, employers, and others
in the administration of the Old
Age and Survivors Insurance pro
vision of the Social Security Act.
Louise Fleming, personnel secre
tary of the National Student YW
CA, will be on the Oregon campus
next Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3
Miss Fleming will confer with
the campus Y cabinet, advisory
board, and community leaders on
personnel policies and practices.
Students interested in profes
sional group work, particularly
with the YWCA, nyiy arrange for
conferences with Miss Fleming by
contacting Jackie Barbee Miller at
the Y headquarters in Gerlinger
Opportunities include jobs with
student and community YWCAs
as executive secretary, Y-teen
leaders, and program or physical
She will discuss leadership in
the YWCA at a special meeting of
the cabinet. Junior Advisers, and
new officers of the freshman com
missions Thursday evening at 5
p.m. A 25 cent dinner will be
Appointment is made to an ent
rance position that offers oppor
tunity for advancement. Work re
quires the ability to deal effective
ly with a wide variety of people
and to apply and interpret laws
and regulations in specific circum
Registers established from the
Social Science Analyst option of
the Junior Professional Assistant
Examination will also be used to
fill p>ositions of the following types
in other Federal agencies:
Research analyst, intelligence
specialist, foreign affairs analyst,
educational assistant, and histori
Further information may be ob
tained from the graduate place
Music Room to Open
Two More Evenings
Responding to requests from
students interested in music, the
Library announces that the Doug
lass Room is now open two addi
tional evenings a week.
The room contains records, musi
cal scores, and equipment for lis
tening. It is now open every even
ing except Friday and every after
noon except Saturday.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday Thurs...1-5, 7-9:30 p.m.
Friday . 1-5 p.m.
Saturday . closed
Sunday . 2-5 p.m.
The Douglass Room was estab
lished through a bequest fmm the
late Matthew Hale Douglass, for
mer University librarian. Besides
musical scores, reference books in
the field of music, and phonograph
records, the room contains a phono
graph with earphone attachments
and an equipped adjacent room for
Land crabs in Australia often
steal golf balls. Over here the guy
who loses a golf ball sometimes
turns out to be a land crab.
Every penny of the $1,600,000 bond issue on Carson Hall must come from the pockets of stu
dents living'in University dormitories. T I1U T ;,vtc(-rmn
That’s part of the explanation given by University Business Manager J. r\
when he addressed the Executive Council this week on the high costs ot dormitory *•
Lindstrom said $11.40 monthly is being paid by the 855 students hv mg in c
ing the Vet’s Dorms, on the $81,600 yearly interest on Carson Hall.
' Interest alone on the Carson issue will add up to approximately $850,000 by the end of
bonds’ 30-vear span, making a total of $81,600 to be paid off each yeai. __
Lindstrom Wednesday corrected
figures he had given the Council
on interest costs for Carson. Fig
ures previously quoted totaling
$1,100,000 interest were based on
the original $1,825,000 building
plan for the new women’s dorm.
At present the Oregon legisla
ture does not appropriate funds
for the construction of “student
buildings,” such as dormitories,
student unions, and basketball pa
vilions. All such construction must
be financed by the University
through bond issues, although the
state furnishes tax money io build
Any profits over expenses in the
Vets’ Dorms go into an extra
ordinary repairs fund, or toward
paying back the bonds for the Vet
erans’ Commons, which contains
the cafeteria and other facilities.
RECEIPTS TO MEET DEFICIT
Vets’ Dorm receipts will be used
to help meet any deficit that might
arise in operating the regular
dormitories, Lindstrom stated.
It is anticipated that the money
in the repairs fund will have to be
used to reroof the Vets' Dorms in
the relatively near future.
New men’s dormitories to re
place the temporary Vets' struc
tures are being considered by Uni
versity officials, Lindstrom stated,
but any moves in that direction de
pend on two factors: (1) what the
1951 session of the state legisla
ture does and (2) what Congress
does in the way of federal aid to
To start University construction,
either the state or federal govern
ment would have to guarantee 45
per cent of the funds.
“If they would do that, we could
build tomorrow,” Lindstrom de
Married couples living in the
recently converted Susan Campbell
Hall also contribute toward the
Carson bonds. Kent for Susie’s
three-room suites is $60 monthly,
including heat, light, and water.
Asked if he did not feel these
rates rather high, Lindstrom an
swered that they are reasonable
compared to private housing in
Eugene. University officials felt
that they must earn as much from
Susan Campbell under this plan as
from single occupants in previous
In comparing dormitory bills
with fraternity and sorority house
bills, several factors should be kept
in mind, the business manager
Dormitory house bills are drawn
up on an 8 1 3 month basis, as op
posed to nine months in most fra
ternities and sororities.
Some living organizations serve
three meals a day seven days a
Theta Sigma Phi to Take
Theta Sigma Phi, women's jour
nalism honorary, will start taking
chrysanthemum orders next week
for the Portland game, Nov. 5.
Living organization chairmen
will take orders, and a booth will
I be in the Co-op during the latter
part of the week.
Flowers will be paid-for upon
ordering and may be picked up the
day of the game at a centrally lo
, cated Portland florist shop.
week, while others, including Uni
versity dorms, serve only two
meals on Sunday.
DORMS CAN’T SAVE
Another item on which frater
nities, sororities, and co-ops can
save is on service costs, Lindstrom
stated. Members and pledges can
do many house chores, while the
University is on a civil service
basis and must hire all help.
Average monthly house bills for
board and room, today are $68 in
Carson Hall, $63 in Hendricks and
John Straub, and $60 in the Vets’
This represents a steep rise
from prewar days. The Hendricks
house bill in 1939 was $33 a month.
Here’s where the Cost of Liv
ing Index comes in, Lindstrom ex
plained. University administrators
watch this offical survey of com
parative prices carefully to see
how dorm prices compare with
food, rent, and labor rates through
out the nation.
The food index alone has gone
up from 99.8 to 202.6 since 1939; at
that rate today’s bill at Hendricks
should he $66 monthly.
“If we cut food costs we could
cut charges to the students, but
they wouldn't like that,” Lind
Fifty to 52 per cent of student
board bills is set aside for food
alone, not including the salaries of
cooks and other helpers.
“The only answer the University
can see is good management,”
LABOR COSTS SOAR
“We watch food and labor costs;
especially labor, because we figure
that the student can get along
better with fewer services than
with poorer food.”
Labor costs have risen 2Vj> times
above the 1939 index.
To supervise the diet of all dor
mitories, new foods director, Philip
Barnhart, was appointed this year.
Barnhart will also watch over the
food services in the Student Union
when it is completed.
MONEY SAVING PLANS
Barnhart is now working in
several money-saving plans, Lind
strom said. Among these is the
possibility of putting in a sealed
milk dispenser which could save
$7000 a year. Milk could be pur
chased in bulk at 18 cents a quart
instead of in half pints at 5 y2 cents,
or 22 cents a quart.
“As such reductions accumulate
we will pass them on to the stu
dents in the form of lower bills,
but our first responsibility is pay
ing for the bonds on the dormi
tory,” Lindstrom explained.
Cross Jobs Open
Co-chairmen for the annual Red
Cross fund-raising drive, to be
held sometime during the latter
part of winter term, are still being
sought. Sophomore, junior, and
senior men and women are eligible.
Petitions may be turned in to
Donna Mary Brennan at Kappa
Alpha Theta Wednesday.
U.O. Professor Comments
On Texas Civics Text Ban
Action of the Houston, Texas,
school board is symptomatic of the
fear and hysteria which we may
see evidenced on a much broader
scale in the future, C. P. Schleicher,
profesor of political science, stated
Thursday in regard to the banning
of the civics book written by Dr.
Schleicher said such tactics
would result unless some way is
found to provide a much greater
degree of security in the world.
Magruder, whose book was ban
ned because of an objectionable
paragraph mentioning communism,
is retired Oregon State College
history professor and is still a
resident of Corvallis.
His book has been standard in
Oregon and throughout the nation
for 30 years. Revised editions ap
pear yearly to keep pace with
changing conditions, Magruder
fcugene High School uses the
book as a regular text for United
States history in the junior year,
while University High has the 1948
edition as a supplementary refer
“We have never received any
complaints on the book,” said Dean
Mickelwait, Eugene High principal.
The Houston board Tuesday
night banned Magruder’s book,
“American Government” due to
the objectionable paragraph cited
by Attorney Ewing Werlein in the
1947 edition which might “cause
youngsters to think socialism and
communism are good.”
The paragraph states in part,
“ . . . postal system, power projects
and progressive taxes are bits of
socialism; and public free educa
tion and old age assistance are ex
amples of communism.”
‘‘The board’s action is showing -
fear of a word,” said H. E. Dean,
professor of political science.
Magruder said Wednesday that
‘‘the board got excited over some
thing that already had happened.”
The statement in the 1947 edition
was revised in 1949 because Ma
gruder thought it might lead to
misunderstanding. The word com
munism has been eliminated. The
book now states that the United
States has capitalism modified by
certain co-operative trends.
Houston schools will have to
continue using the book, in spite
of the ban, because there are no
other approved texts available. Be
sides the paragraph in question has
already been studied by the Hous
Werlein said he might approve
of continued use of Magruder’s
book if the revised edition chang
ing the paragraph was used. The
matter will be settled, he stated,
at the Nov. 14 Austin meeting of
the state textbook committee.
The first statement had been in
the book for 20 years, Magruder
added. The Houston ban was the
first to ever be invoked against
“I am not interested in commu
nism, know no Communists, and
have never voted for socialism or
communism,” Magruder asserted.