Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 10, 1949, Page 2, Image 2

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Control Those Impulses
Little boys who play with matches are likely to get their
fingers burned.
And little boys who play with dynamite are likely to have
no fingers left to burn.
The news story in the Oregonian was very discreet in the
item concerning the dynamiting of the Oregon O on Skinner’s
Butte. The story simply stated that a portion of the O had
been destroyed by dynamite and that splotches of orange paint
were found on the O. The story continued:
“The school colors of Oregon State, rival college of the
University, are black and orange.”
Now, dear friends at Oregon State (if you happen to be re
motely interested in this item), a joke is a joke. If you want to
paint our O, or raid our campus, or set off our bon-fire early,
we will only mildly object through the regular channels. Some
of us may even come over personally and show our objections
—though all good papers and deans of men frown on this sort
of visitation. A little gay, carefree college spirit that will cause
no damage is certainly no major crime.
But, please, put the dynamite sticks back. This thing could
be carried too far.
We don’t want retaliation to take the form of an atom bomb
blast at the OSC administration building.
Hurrah tor the Barbarians
Yesterday the Oregonian devoted several hundred words to
being mildly enthusiastic about the DuShane plan. It attribut
echsuch large and unqualified virtues to the plan that it almost
sounded as if the editorial man had written a letter to the of
fice of student affairs, asked for a list of the benefits of the plan,
and printed them as is.
The Oregonian said that the DuShane plan would be “bene
ficial in reducing the number of freshmen who drop out or are
flunked out of school.” This presumes that not many dorm
residents flunk out the first year or/and most of the flunked
freshmen are Greek.
The Oregonian rejoices, too, that the admission to houses
of these poor little semi-independents—illegitimates among
students—will raise the grade standards of fraternities (same
argument as above) and swell Greek membership 20 per cent.
The latter the Oregonian considers a benefit after crowing ear
lier in the editorial that independent living is good for students
because it gives them “democratic” ideals.
And finally, our state paper lists as a benefit the breaking
down of false barriers between “fraternity and sorority folk
and the ‘barbarians’ ”—the last rather non-Oregon word in
quotes, thank goodness.
The Oregonian forgot to mention that one reason for de
ferred living is to maintain full dorm residence—and thus pay
off Carson Hall.—B.H.
Cash PLUS Imagination
Ingenuity rather than hard cash will have to be the major
expenditure for homecoming signs this year, if the sign com
mittee sticks to its request for itemized bills from houses.
The time for organizations to think about staying within
their $30 limit is now, rather than feel sorry homecoming Sat
urday because their sign was disqualified from judging be
cause of expense.
Staying within the $30 may be difficult for some houses, if
they have habitually let money be no object. But results are
sometimes better if persons call on the resources of their mind
rather than the resources of their pocketbook.
The maximum amount that is allowed to be spent on signs
in past years has been too frequently laughed off; this year
the committee intends to make no joke of it.
The Oregon Daily Emerald published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of
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second class matter at the postoftice Eugene, Oregon.
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Mews Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Metxler. Sports Editor: Dave Taylor.
Assistant News Editor: Maty Arm Delsman, Chief Night Editor: Lorna Larson.
Assistant Manager Editors: Hal Coleman, u,.sk Editors: Marjoo Hush. Suzanne foek
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Women's Editor: Connie Jackson. Larson.
What Should College Teach Women?
Does a college education unfit women for
their role as wives and mothers? Too many
people think so. >
But Dr. Mirra Komarovsky’s thesis in the
current issue of “Harper’s” contends that the
colleges cannot be blamed for “society’s un
finished business.”
Recently, Dr. Lynn White, president of
Mill’s College, accused educators of disre
garding the biological differences between
men and women and incorrectly assuming
that the path to equality to men lies in giving
both sexes the same education. He believes
that there is a need to design a “distinctively
feminine college curriculum.”
Perhaps it was mainly the dissatisfied
graduates who responded to a recent Barnard
college questionnaire asking “What changes
would make the college more useful to its
graduates?” Forty per cent of those answer
ing asked for better preparation for family
It’s true that higher education for wo
men resulted from the social struggle. Its ad
vocates were fighting for recognition of wo
men’s intellectual and professional interests.
In so far as sych an attitude still persists in
women’s colleges it’s a bad thing.
Actually, neither the innate differences be
tween men and women nor their different so
cial roles call for any radical differentiation in
their education.
It is true that the college boy will normally
become a family provider while his sister will
be a mother and a housekeeper. But the crit
ics go too far in insisting that a woman’s pri
mary concern should be the study of subjects
which deal with human relations.
“Higher education of women does present
more complex problems than higher educa
tion of men because women’s status in mod
ern society is still full of inconsistencies,” ac
cording to the author. But it is generally
agreed that a solid liberal arts education is a
valuable asset to any woman s life. The col
lege should provide an atmosphere favorable
to a girl’s potential future role as wife and
mother. And courses dealing with family re
lationships should be effectively placed at
her service.
Good colleges offer rigorous academic train
ing in the social sciences. More field work is
needed to help the student span the gap be
tween the printed word and experience.
These educational reforms cannot reduce
modern woman’s discontent. The root of this
discontent lies outside the campus. Colleges
should not be blamed because society frus
trates the legitimate interests of women and
fails to give them a real choice in the matter
of their lives.—H.S.
The other night about eleven o’clock. I en
countered a shadowy figure stumbling about
the campus. In his hand he carried a long
blunt instrument. A knife (gasp) ? No, a pen
cil. Through intense questioning I learned
that he was still hunting, after breaking his
lead during his eight o’clock, for a classroom
pencil sharpener. Astounding! (Attention ap
propriate Congressional sub-committee).
The next day, clenching an assorted collec
tion of pencil stubs in my chubby fists, I set
out to further the shadowy figures quest.-T—
found it to be a futile one. Not one of the
many classrooms I searched thoroughly and
hopefully contained a pencil sharpener.
Why no sharpeners? There could be a
number of reasons; to encourage the student
to use a pen, the immense cost of purchasing
and installing the required machinery, to
keep wood shavings off the floor, to boycott
the lumber industry, or even to bring back
the chalk and slate era. j
However, since the Co-op still sells pencils
and someone is always borrowing mine, pen
cils must have some preconceived purpose
besides fuel for the Homecoming bonfire.
I find it hard to write with an unsharpened
I’m not advancing a solution to the sharp
ener problem, but I am wondering why there
are so few, if any, where they are most need
ed. Has anybody an answer or a solution? If
so, out with it! I'm running out of crayons.
by Rad Smith
Mums, Notices, Quips,
Confused House
by Hill Jlcutce
Funniest remark heard concerning the
multitudinous Portland parties last weekend
came from one co-ed as she hastily departed
from the Nortonia Hotel ballroom. “Pm los
ing my punch !” cried she.
Chrysanthemums were sold by Theta Sig
ma Phi, professional fraternity for women in
journalism, at the game. The nice big flow
ers were sold from a stand with a large sign
reading “Mums.” After the game Woodley
Lewis was overheard asking Barbara Hey
wood how well the deodorant sold.
Adrian Nelson, soph in business, discover
ed himself with out a date for Friday night.
He phoned an old girl friend who lived out
in the St. Johns district. "Are you free to
night," he asked "No," she replied coyly, “but
Fm inexpensive!”
From the Albany High newspaper "Whirl
wind" we get a very prophetic little clipping
which certainly is in tune with midterm psy
chology. "Worry is like a treadmill—it can
wear you out to a frazzle, and you still don't
get anywhere.”
And then, of course, there’s the one about
the co-ed that had to leave school because her
slip was showing.
Alpha Chi Omega certainly was a “'House
of Confusion ’ last Tuesday night. First,
there was a Kwama meeting scheduled there.
I nen all the Mortar Boards arrived as they
too had a get-together planned at the abode.
To complicate matters, in rolled the whole
J heta Chi house, sirens screeching, with one
of their newly pinned members all crated up.
A dumb girls is a dope. A dope is a drug.
Doctors give drugs to relieve pain. Therefore,
a dumb girl is just what the doctor ordered.
Here s a verbatim quote from a notice post
ed on the A ar Assets Building bulletin board
out at Swan Island.
All officials who wish to take advantage of
the stenographers in the pool should report
to room 5253 to show evidence of their needs.
A\ ho will be the "lucky” guy and gal who
wdl win dates with Betty Co-ed and Joe Col
lege ? Stranger blind dates have been arrang
ed but it does leave room for a lot of specula
tion. Incidentally all this trouble is being
gone to for a very worthy cause. V