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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1949)
"Better watch that Chem student—last time he went around sayin'
he found sawdust in the potato salad!"
Let's Use What We Got
We sit around and scream and holler for more responsible
student government; we yell that the administration (peren
nial doer-of-no-good-to-students) doesn’t give the students
the responsibility we deserve. This happens every spring.
An then, six months after the election hub-bub is over,
some students write letters to state newspapers complaining
about things which could best be handled through responsible
If vet-dormers think the food served them is bad, then they
have every right to complain to and expect answers from the
persons in charge.
But the indirect method of reaching these persons through
news items in state papers brings nothing but bad publicity
to the University.
No one is deliberately trying to kill off the dormitory by
malnutrition. Perhaps the director of foods is pinching pen
nies in the wrong place.
At any rate, tne university Dusiness meuwgu, me
of foods, and representatives from the office of student affairs
intend to meet with the Inter-Dormitory Council and discuss
the food situation,
The complaint registered by the 397 men in the vets dorms
should properly have gone to the Inter-Dormitory Council in
the first place.
One way to get more responsible student government is by
using the agencies which have been set up by the students.
One way to turn things completely over to the administration
is to ignore the student agencies.
This seems to be the season for ignoring—or ignorance.
For students who complained about the method the admin
istration used in presenting deferred living, the students them
selves certainly did not select the best method to obtain an in
vestigation of the food at the Vets’ Dorms.
Perhaps it was just a matter of following a bad example.
Most unintended insult of the week: A network program Sunday
saluted west-coast universities. The hand waltzed through the school
songs of Washington, Washington State, omitted Oregon altogether,
and raised the baton for the Oregon State salute. How many Oregon
State students lost fillings gnashing their teeth as they heard the
chorus sing “OAC our hats are off to you . .
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Gi.enn Gillespie, Managing Editor
Barbara Hkywood, Helen Sherman, Associate Edit,vs.
Cork Mobley, Advertising Manager
News Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Mctzlet.
Assistant News Editor : Mary Ann DcUman.
Assistant Manager Editors: Hal Coleman,
\ ic Fryer, Tom Kin^, Stan Turnbull.
Women’s Editor: Connie Jackson.
Editor: Dave Taylor.
Desk Editors: Marjory Bush, Suzanne Cock
tram, Bob Funk, Gretchen Groudakl, Lorna
Chief Night Editor: Lorna Larson.
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Who's a Rah Rah Boy? ^
by Steve Jtey
It is evidently necessary to explain some
thing that I thought was understood. Yours
truly does not represent all the veterans on
the campus. Sometimes I yak as the voice of
the vets 1 do know and sometimes it's only
my own opinion. Perhaps it hasn’t always
been evident which was which.
A fan letter I received yesterday is the rea
son for the above. “S. Roy, Regarding your
article published Tuesday, November 22,
1949: In the future, please use first person
To Vote Or~
Not to Vote
Standing of University students on voting
in Eugene has been clarified by statements of
M. L. Wadman, Lane County Registrar of
Following are excerpts from a letter from
Wadman to Jack Sollis and Charles Zulauf'
members of the Lane County Young Demo
crats, who requested the clarification.
“As you know, this office cancelled the reg
istration of all students living in and giving a
University of Oregon dormitory as his or her
These students were notified by mail; fra
ternity and sorority residents’ registration is
now being checked and will receive similar
Article 2, Section 4 of the Oregon Consti
tution provides that no person shall be deem
ed to have gained or lost a residence for the
purpose of voting by reason of his absence as
a student at any seminary of learning.
“In an attempt to clarify further a stu
dent’s voting status, we requested an opinion
from the District Attorney of Lane County,
which reads in part as follows:
“ ‘The presumption is that a student com
ing to Eugene to school retains his former
domicile unless there is some reason to be
lieve that he has established a domicile here.
This presumption is particularly strong if
the student is single, or if he is still supported
by his parents, or if he lives in University
housing facilities, or if he goes home for his
“ ‘On the other hand, the presumption
might be rebutted if the student were mar
ried or if he remained in Eugene during vaca
tions, or if he owned or rented a house or
“ ‘The question is entirely one of trying to
arrive at the individual intent, by examining
“ “It is important to note that ... if it is the
student’s intention upon finishing school to
go where his opportunities seem best, that
fact would not defeat his domicile in Eugene,
providing other circumstances were suffi
cient to show that, at least until a better op
portunity arose, he would make his home in
In other words, being a student in Eugene
does not prevent one from establishing a
domicile here, but attendance at the Univer
sity is in itself no indication of his having
“ ‘It is not the purpose or intention of this
office to deny any person, student or other
wise, the right of voting in this county, but
we are taking a precautionary measure to
prevent any future elections from being con
tested as an illegal election.’ ”
Wad man told the students that he would
be glad to discuss the situation with any stu
dent or students at any time and will do all he
can to straighten out the situation.
singular while drooling on your bib. There
are still a few members of the old guard who
cannot stomach your enthusiasm for either
the rah-rah spirit or the joy of being a mem
ber of one great groups of ‘heroic defenders
of Democracy.’ (Signed) Even More Cro
My unknown friend didn’t sign his name
so I'll have to reach him this way.
Sir: I had a hunch when I wrote that last
column that someone would challenge the
sentiment I displayed. That’s why I said,
“some of us are catching on.” I meant it and
believe I can prove it. Your feelings are your
business. It doesn’t matter to me whether or
not you will even admit that you’re going to
the University. I don’t care whether or not
you go to athletic contests, but, I do think
that if you are going to school on the GI bill "V
that you have a lot of gall making light of any
other veterans pride in the fact that he is a
Whether or not you did five years or five
months in the service, I don’t believe that
Uncle Sam owes you, or me, or any of us, a
nickel for that service. (My opinion). Any
one who came out of the war in one piece
should be grateful for that fact. If not, be
grateful for the help that you are getting.
Somebody won the war, if you feel'that you
didn’t and don't want to be proud of the guys
who did, don't spread it around.
You don't like my stuff so why not skip it?
Wha'l in Ghanxje, <Jlene?
Friars and Light
by Hod Smith
During intermission at the Homecoming
Dance, a very old tradition was observed;
Friars, senior men’s honorary, tapped its new
members for this year. Accompanied by sol
emn music, which recalled to many of us the
nostalgia of high school graduation, the long
line of distinguished, black-robed Friars, past
and present, arms folded, slowly threaded its
way among the crowd. As the new members
were tapped, they joined the procession. This
ceremony is certainly impressive and it is
therefore regretable that most of the people
sitting in the balcony were not able to see it.
The inability to see was not caused by al
coholically dimmed refractory processes.
Lack of proper lighting was the culprit.
Many people remarked to me, “Its too bad
there were no spotlights on the Friars when
they marched.” They followed up the remark
with, "I would have liked to have seen what
the boys that were tapped looked like,” or, “I
know some of the alumni Friars, who march
ed tonight, but it was so dark I couldn't spot
them in the line." I doubt if such » reaction
was expected or desired. It should be remem
bered that even though most of the students
know the men tapped, most of the alumni do
not, and since Homecoming is essentially an
alumni weekend, the alumni should be con
briars began at Oregon in 1910 and only an
outstanding few of each year’s senior class
are honored with membership. They deserve
public recognition. They would have a better
chance of receiving it if more light were cast
upon the briar’s march.
(Our columnists speak for themselves.
We. too, would like to see some light cast
on Friar tapping—for other reasons.
The editor and his associates.}^