Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 22, 1949, Page 6, Image 6

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    Current Economic Problems
Discussed by Scripps Head
- By Mary Ann Delsman
i The great- increase in papulation
ton the West Coast has brought
into focus obvious economic needs,
but it has also brought with it
great cultural needs, Frederick
HardL Scripps_.College president,
said in a lecture Thursday night.
“There are deeper demands, less
graphic, upon the ingenuity and
l’esourcefulness of society which
transcend ordinary considerations,”
he stated.
“The patent merits and achieve
ments of people on the West Coast
are overlooked because the spot
light is on the blatant and deplor
able side shows which do not rep
resent what we really are.”
Hard was the second speaker in
the University Lecture Series. He
was introduced by Prof. P. W.
Souers, head of the Department of
English, who was associated with
Hard at Sophie Newcomb College.
“The people of the United States
have suffered under some immense
cultural . .handicaps,” the speaker
said, “some of which are self im
posed, such as ignorance and indo
lance. -
"The idea that fine arts belong
in women’s sphere is one factor
that has handicapped the spread
of interest in these things. The
youth of this country still regard
the fine arts with contempt.
“It must be concluded that this
criticism is an American tradition,
since it cannot be shown to exist
to any great extent in European
"One reason for this is the ad
vent of the charlatan apostles of
culture who come to this country
and masquerade their products as
art. The decadent interpretation of
art for art's, sake and the ascend
ency of smart alecks in the literary
and art world are other reasons.
■"The result of all" this is that
men and boys are discouraged
from following natural inclinations
toward the arts.”
We are making progress in cul
tural achievement, Mr. Hard said,
but there is still a long way to go.
Eugene to Hear
Concert Pianist
Grant Johanneson, young Ameri
can pianist, will arrive in Eugene
Nov. 30, to begin his first concert
tour on this continent.
Johanneson will appear on ttie
evening of Nov. 30 as the third
artist in the concert series of the
.Eugene and University Civic Music
Association. His Eugene concert
will be the first subsequent to his
return from Europe, where he has
been studying piano.
The Johanneson concert will be
the last one scheduled for fall
term. Concerts scheduled for 1950
include Joseph Szigeti, violinist,
who will appear on January 15: the
"Four Piano Ensemble," February
.20; the Portland Symphony, March
7; and the Wagner Opera company.
Carl Webb Named
To National Board
Carl C. Webb, assistant profes
sor of journalism at the University
and manager of the Oregon News
paper Publishers’ Association, is
one of three men from the West
Coast recently named to the board
of directors of the Newspaper Ad
vertising Service.
He was appointed last week at
the fall convention of the National
Editorial Association in Chicago.
Webb is one of seven directors on
the board.
While in Chicago lie also attend
ed a meeting of the National As
sociation of Managers.
We have grown in musical maturi
ty at a rapid rate. There is a wide
spread revival of interest in ama
teur photography, and we are ex
ploring the possibilities of_ new
media and new techniques.
All of these'things, he said, have
new and valid cultural connota
The radio and movie producers
are very democratic, Mr. Hard
pointed out. They give the people
what they want.
People who thinK these media do
not put emphasis on cultural sub
jects should make their opinions
known, he said. Instead of doing
this, they too often complain only
to their friends.
During his lecture, Mr. Hard
spoke of the achievement of Fred
erick A. P. Barnard, an early pres
ident of Columbia University, who
emphasized the value of art and
culture in relation to the national
refinement and national morality.
Many of Mr. Barnard’s observa
tions, although written in 1854, are
still valid, Hard demonstrated.
Finance Pamphlet
Released by Board
Proceedings of the 13th annual
conference of the Oregon Finance
Association held in Portland Sept.
28 to 30 have been released in a
bound summary by the Bureau of
Municipal Research Service i n
Johnson Hall.
The pamphlet will be distributed
to city managers, recorders, and
treasurers; county clerks, treas
urers, and school superintendents;
school clerks; as well as members
of the association. State leagues
of cities and research bureaus in
other states will also be sent
copies of the publication.
'Barristers Inn' Now
Zeta Hall Monicker
Although the name-plate on the
door has not yet been changed,
“Barrister’s Inn” has taken the
place of Zeta Hall, by popular vote
of the law students now living in
that section of John Straub Hall.
According to Thomas Brownhill,
president of the law school student
body, “Barrister’s Inn” will hence
forth be reserved for law students,
and a few graduate students in
other fields.
Foreign Grant Deadline Nears;
But No Applications Received
No completed application forms
for Fulbright foreign study schol
arships have been received by the
Office of the Registrar, James D.
Kline, assistant registrar, reported
Deadline for submitting applica
tions is Nov. 30. Only 20 applica
tion forms have been requested by
students so far.
“We have every reason to believe
that some of the award winners
will be selected from the Univer
sity, even though Fulbright schol
arships are awarded on a national
basis,’’ stated Kline.
The scholarships provide full
traveling expenses to and from the
foreign country in which students
will study, living expenses totaling
about $5000 for one year, and edu
cational costs. Extra money is
given to winners with dependents.
Fulbright awards are available
to seniors, graduate students, and
faculty members. Kline assures
students they should not feel as
though they are competing with
older, more experienced persons
with the inclusion of faculty mem
bers as a special quotals set" for
this group.
Application blanks and further
information may be obtained from
the Office of the Registrar in Em
erald Hall.
Atom Bomb Attack
Theme of Picture
The International Relations club
will present the movie “Where Will
You Hide,” tonight at 7:30 in room
207 Chapman Hall.
What to do in event of an atomic
bomb attack is the theme of the
picture. The film will be accom
panied by a supplementary talk,
followed by a discussion period.
Doctor (breaking in on en
grossed Dean): My dear sir, I am
happy to report that a little boy
has just arrived.
Dean (from force of habit): Tell
him I won’t be able to see him for
a few days at least. i
Any harm in a nap after
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