Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, December 01, 1949, Page 2, Image 2

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Thanksgiving passed—there came a new
month and the good Lord blessed the Dixie
landers. There are revolutions, it is said, and
then there are revolutions. Probably for the
first time in its rollicking existence the old
“U” is promoting a popular music spectacle
in Mac Court. But none of us mind having
this “crammed down our throats. ’
The Dizzy addicts might attend this nomi
nally-priced event Monday night for the
great showmanship that will undoubtedly ac
company these good old jazz musicians. Mu
sically, these eight men and “thrush’’ will
probably present as accurate account of two
beat dixie as can be found anywhere.
Not practicing a close communion with the
dixieworld we’re not altogether familiar with
all names promised present; but, Nappy La
mare has long been one of the foremost pro
mulgators of the two-beat style, Zutty Single
ton has consistently rated among the top
most jazz percussionists, and Brad Gowans
with his valve “bone” still tickles even the
progressively minded listener.
Decca reactivating its Brunswick masters
with some fine new releases by the jazz greats
of the ’30’s and since. Art Tatum and his im
mortal piano lend considerable brightness to
“Moonglow” and “Honeysuckle.”
Stuff Smith, one of the two or three suc
cessful jazz violinists, with a tasty and clever
“Ghost of a Chance” and “Desert Sands.”
Worthy additions to any type collection.
Dormitory Foob
To The Oregon Daily Emerald:
In answer to your editorial beginning, “We
sit around and scream and holler foi moie
responsible student government, ,.appear
ing in Tuesday’s edition. I applaud the choice
of the verb, ‘sit’. Responsibility is never giv
en. It is always assumed.
The letter mentioned in the editorial would
never have received so large a number of sig
natures iu its brief circulation had it not stat
ed that it would be submitted to the state
newspapers. In the opinion of those who
signed it, there was no point in taking it to a
student government or an administration both
of which had met previous complaints about
the food with explanations and nothing else.
If the publicity which the letter brought to
the university was unfavorable it is indeed
unfortunate, but the loyalty engendered by
an institution is directly proportional to the
degree that it fulfills the needs of the individ
uals which comprise it.
One wav to get more responsible student
government is to have that government le
sponsible to the students as well as to the
Glenn 'W inklebleck
Student government will have a difficult time
of Iccing responsible to the students, Mr. Vtinkle
blecli, if the students are unwilling to place before
it matters which they think need attention.
The attitude “student government lias never
done anything, therefore 1 will not give it a chance
to do anything” is certainly not a constructive one.
If you are dissatisfied with student govern
ment, then you might try to develop that govern
ment to what you think it ought to be. It is the
students who make, or break, student government.
Incidentally the matter is now In the hands of
the agency to which it should first have gwne—the
luter-Donuitory Council.—Editor.
Oust Readebl Speak.
Fodder for OSC
Dear Editor:
For a school that is supposedly of as high standards as
the University, there are some pretty raw deals being handed
out to undeserving students. I am referring to the women phy
sical Education majors who are being dropped from their ma
jor for merely disagreeing with some of the department’s poli
Several weeks ago, a meeting was called for the purpose of
hearing the students’ side of the question. They were encour
aged to present their views and were told it would not be held
against them.
Now, the girls who expressed their opinions in that meet
ing are being told they haven’t the right “attitude” to major
in that field. Some of these students have been in PE for two
or three years and have high GPA’s. Now they must go to an
other school or change their majors.
This is not the prejudiced opinion of a PE major. I am in
no way connected with PE, but I object to students being
treated so unfairly for merely exercising the right of free
speech and opinion.
Jo Morton
The Emerald fully agrees with you in your belief that stu
dents should be allowed to express their opinions about the
administration of any phase of the University which affects
them, without fear of punishment.
This seems a rather inopportune time for the School of
Health and Physical Education to be running into difficulties,
with Oregon State crying for a major status for the PE de
The advisers, Miss Marjorie Murray and Miss Myrtle S.
Spande, who seem to be doing most of the advising of girls to
change their major, referred all questioning by the Emerald
to R. W. Leighton, dean of the school.
Dean Leighton says girls are requested to change their
major because of two reasons:
1) Some girls have indicated they do not intend to take the
complete Physical Education requirements.
2) Some girls appear to be of the type of PE major which
the school could recommend to administrators after the girls
The dean also stated that it would be better for girls to
change their major, if their advisor has so recommended, to a
field in which they might meet with more success.
These answers do not satisfy, girls who want to know ex
actly why they may not meet with success in PE, and who do
not want to change their major. The answers do not satisfy us.
We hope the dean and the advisers will feel free to elabor
ate on the statements they have made when we contact them
The Good Old Days
Yesterday, while looking over a 1941 Emerald, we found
proof that (1) culinary art in the dormitories has not improved
in the last eight years, or (2) human nature never changes, or
(3) both.
In December, 1941, came not only Pearl Harbor, but an ex
plosion about the quality of food in relation to the price of
board in dormitories. The immediate cause was a $5 increase
in the board bill. One person wrote a letter to the Emerald,
and it was followed by a deluge of mail. The students stated
their complaints and then asked for action by the University.
Said one student, “The food is so doctored up with corn
flakes, cornstarch, and other ingredients designed to give it
bulk, it’s difficult to figure out what a dish started out to be.”
About this time there was a “cottage cheese strike” and
then Christmas vacation. The students returned to college to
find that cottage cheese had been removed from the menu, but
that all else was the same—dorm residents paid for breakfasts
they did not eat, they felt they were being rooked because their
house bill was larger than that of most Greek houses, and they
still didn’t like the food.
Said another students, “Breathes there a man with a soul
so dead that he hath not to himself said, ‘this is the lousiest
food I have ever tasted.’ ”
Speaking for 40 other "indigestion sufferers” he continued
that the food should not only be up to par on a calorie chart,
but should be palatable: “a stringy, dried up piece of beef still
tastes like the binding on my grandfather's Bible.”
We can ease any heart-pangs we have for these hapless stu
dents of yore by remembering that most of the boys were re
moved from the dorm table by a summons of "Greeting" from
the President, and many of the girls left the bonds of the dorm
for the bans of marriage.
Let it prove what you will.—B.H.
by Hill
According to a recent AP press release tel
evision has the safety commission in Milwau
kee tearing its hair out. Seems as if an indus
trial research company has succeeded in
mounting a set in a car, and the commission
is wondering how the driver can watch the
screen and the road at the same time.
If television sets ever become standard ac
cessories for automobiles there’s the possi
bility that the bottom will drop out of the
market for traffic victims. Instead of a prem
ium seven points, an expectant mother may
be worth only two, in which case old folks
and children could hardly be expected to
draw more than one.
However there's no imminent danger in
the Northwest. A reliable source predicts
that NBC won’t have a coax cable up this
way until 1952. I can see it now—all the gay
blades wheeling around in their convertibles
with tops down and screen intensity all the
way up in order to dazzle the coeds.
Trouble is, this television is apt to spoil
the more simple pleasures of life. Can you im
agine being parked up on Skinner’s Butte
with a television set in the car and using that
faithful old gag about “well—we don't have
any other form of entertainment, so—.”
Right there, within easy reaching distance,
would be science’s latest brainchild to make
a liar of you.
However, manufacturers are happy. The
possibilities for advertising are unlimited.
The Polygrip people could not only have
their testimonials presented to the public by
auditory means but visually- as well. I can
conjure up a beautiful vision of it now—the
person giving the testimonial being subjected
to all soVts of unsuccessful tests in an effort
to dislodge his dentures, which have been ce
mented fast with Polygrip.
Of course it takes an announcer with more
gall than sincerity for television—he must be
able to look the public right in the eye while
making all those fantastic claims for his pro
Everybody else is.going overboard for TV,
but deodorant manufacturers consider it kid
stuff. What they’re holding out for is smelle
Qosi Reade/iA §jxecJz
Homecoming Thanks
I should like to express the sincere appre
ciation of the Alumni Association to the stu
dent body for its excellent co-operation in
staging the most successful Homecoming
Week-end ever held at the University.
1 he united efforts all who served in our be
half—the committee heads, the living organi
zations, those who served the hundred who
attended the pre-game barbecue, the fellows
who built and guarded the bonfire—gave the
visiting alumni a week-end they will long re
It all student activity is carried on with
such a spirit as demonstrated by those who
worked on Homecoming, I predict a bright
future for all activities of the University of
Oregon student body.
Lester E. Ahderson
Director. ^