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Try Cutting Coffee
Boy! WUsi a ro“gh schedule I've got. Breakfast at 10 a. m., Eng
1 sh 11, lunch 12, snooker 1, phys. ed. 3, pin-ball 4, supper 6, movie 7, i
beer 9, Gee whiz, guess I'd better drop English."
No Gripes with Gulps
The local bistros which recently raised the price of a cup of
coffee from five to ten cents are not mercenaries. Increase was
an economic necessity.
The United States Department of Agriculture said this
week that coffee prices in New York advanced nearly 50 per
cent in October as a result of the “trade’s interpretation” of
the demand and supply situation.
The department said there are inadequate supplies to meet
world demands at current consumption levels. This deficit was
said to reflect largely (1) a short Brazilian crop coupled with
depletion of stocks accumulated by that country during the
war, and (2) a sharper increase in postwar consumption than
Current stocks in this country should prevent acute short
ages. But gripes with the gulps won’t alleviate the situation.
We know all the panaceas that any doctor would recom
mend. Social drinkers can switch to orangeade and sarsaparilla.
We can join the other two-thirds of the world in drinking tea.
Students can attend their ten o’clocks instead of drinking cof
fee. The price may be cut in the short run by increased use of
chicory and other extenders in coffee blends. Consumer resis
tance and some curtailed demand in this country as a result
of lower purchasing power may prove another important fac
And “coke” dates need not be coffee dates. Insipid bever
ages can be submitted for this stimulting, savory drink.
We’re still wondering. In a recent Emerald story on the re
turn of unneeded supplies to the Co-op by vets, someone was
quoted as having said, “It will greatly facilitate the whole pro
cedure if veterans who are aware that they have dropped class
es or withdraw from school will go immediately to the Co-op
with the items to he returned.”
Now, how could it he that someone had dropped school
and was not aware of the fact? Had he gone to bed and forgot
ten to wake up? or gone to coffee and forgotten to come hack?
Even that would not take care of the mechanical process of
the mechanical process of dropping.
Perhaps ahe vet's subconscious had impelled him to Emer
ald hall and held his hand while he tilled a drop card.
Anyway, there’s a lost generation somewhere on this
campus—just wandering around; unaware ...
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Sour Grapes, or
Way Down Southern Berkeley
For the diligent and thrifty student who
remains in Eugene this weekend, proverbs
and maxims offer much consolation—it says
here. Turn the following gems over in your
mind when you plod about the soggy quad
Those Berkeley-bound might have consid
ered, “Travel makes a wise man better, but a
fool worse,” or “Thrift is the philosopher’s
Or consider this from Poor Richard’s Al
manack :“Alas! says I, he has paid dear, very
dear, for his whistle,” and “Never leave that
til tomorrow which you can do'to-day.” Or,
“For Age and Want save while you may; No
morning Sun lasts a whole Day.”
Next week when some one of the Berkeley
gad-flies wants to borrow a buck from you,
quote these consoling—to you— Franklin
ism’s to him: “All things are cheap to the
saving, dear to the wasteful,” and “There is
more art in saving than in getting.” If the
borrower is still not impressed, give him this
one from another author: “A hundred years
of regret pay not a farthing of debt.”
If things get too depressing when you find
yourself alone in the library, Francis Bacon
is your man. He said, “I would live to study
and not study to live.”
And Rabbi Hillel hit the nan squarely
when he intoned, “Say not, ‘When I have
leisure I will study’; it may be that thou wilt
have no leisure.” That one should impress
anyone who tries to borrow Friday and Sat
urday class notes next week.
Even Confucius has a chip to put in here:
“Studies grow into character.” He didn't
mention what kind of a character.
But getting back to all the money that one
can squander in San Francisco, one E. W.
Howe—we don’t recognize the name; he was
probably a dean of men somewhere—E. W.
Howe says, “Thrift is to a man what chastity
is to a woman.” Thomas Fuller adds to this,
“He who spends before he thrives, will beg
before he thinks.”
Then, for speedy drivers there is, “A stitch
in time saves nine in the emergency hospit
al.” And as a passing slur, you could say to
those who tore down the coast, “Fools rush
down where angels fear to tread.”
Be not depressed, oh stay-at-homes! Re
member that you are in mental communion
with the great as you practice diligence and
thrift. And don’t take it to heart if someone ,
should say to you Thoreau’s words, “Of all
sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are
these: ‘It might have been.’ ”—H.S., B.H.
On ttte Ain
A Guy's Best Friend
lsn't|His Dog Today
by Malty Weitynel
Next to his pledge brother, his roommate,
and. the best girl, a guys best pal is his radio.
When he’s blue it gives him music for com
fort, when he wants to study it gives him
more of the same to ease the pain. We don’t
have to tell you how handy a portable is on a
lovely night in spring. Unless a tube blows,
or the wiring goes haywire, your radio will
never do you wrong.
In the last few weeks we’ve discovered sev
eral ways in which your radio will give you
even more entertainment. For one, we’ve dis
covered something to pass the time on Fri
day night during that interval after supper
when you’re preparing for a date, rounding
up someone to go to the show with, or just
sitting around and taking it easy.
Every Friday night at seven until April,
KUGN broadcasts the fights from Madison
Square Garden in New York, and other lead
ing national fight centers. Blow by blow re
ports by Bill Corum and Don Dunphy are
guaranteed to be good; it’s been said they are
often a lot more exciting than the real thing.
For your Sunday night listening pleasure,
you may soon be able to get better reception
for several of the better network shows.
Hitherto the Portland stations brought the
clearest versions of such features as the Jack
Benny Show and the Phil Harris program.
If negotiations now being conducted go
through, we may get these and/or other top
broadcasts over a local station.
If you get some queer noises over your ra
dio next week, don't call the repair man. It’s
probably KDUK going through some dry
The World and 1000 Graduates
If the number of students who have visited
Mr. Kline’s office in the last two days is any
indication, many more people would like to
study in Europe than go into business with
dad at graduation.
Mr. Kline is dispensing application forms
and pamphlets on the Fulbright plan of
scholarships in foreign countries for Ameri
can students in return for payments on credit
in the United States. And you would think
Air. Kline was giving away deep freezers !
A little more information on the subject:
Students who apply at this University will be
screened here. They will be interviewed oral
lv by the faculty committee on international
affairs and scholarships.
Members of the committee will ask ques
tions of a general nature to test the students
knowledge of his own country and its culture
and his knowledge of the country of his
choice. There will be “reasoning” questions,
as well, and queries into the student’s ability
in his specific field. The student with the fa
miliar "broad background” has a good
Furthermore, applicants must have fluen
cy in the language of the country they intend
to visit—and this means more than being
able to decline a noun or two.
In short, a Fulbright scholarship applicant
should be a whizz at literature, history, phi
losophy, the humanities in general—and
above all he must be able to talk something
Providing that the student gets beyond Dr.
Gordon Wright and his colleagues on this
committee, he will then be considered by two
national boards, the Institute of Internation
al Education, and the President's Board of
Foreign Scholarships—which we doubt if
Mr. Truman is very active on.
This sounds rather forbidding, but two
University students made the grade last
year. Both were foreign language majors.
Willard Overgaard is now in Oslo, Norway
studying, and Guido Palandri is in France—■
trying to be transferred to Italy.
On the reciprocal side, Madeline Michel
from Paris is doing graduate work at this
University under the same plan.
Good luck, then, to all the people who have
picked up application blanks (deadline No
vember 30.) Studying history in Paris sounds
much more interesting, as well as more pur
poseful, than selling plumbing fixtures in La