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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1950)
Pull Up a Chair Until 10
Fred Taylor may relax.
Fred Taylor may relax in the Browsing Room.
Fred Taylor may relax in the Browsing Room until 10 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday.
Just as the sign outside the door says.
For Mr. Taylor’s plea, via the Emerald, has been heard by
the person in the library who knows, Miss Bernice Rise. And
the situation has been corrected.
In fact, the closing of the room 15 minutes early, as Mr.
Taylor claimed, was apparently done only because an over
eager student wanted to get off work early. For all Browsing
Room attendants have been expressly told to leave the room
open until 10.
So you can go back to the Browsing Room, Mr. Taylor, and
continue reading Gibbon’s “Rise and Fall of the Roman Em
But remember, don’t take notes.
The Board Must Go On
Once upon a time in the not too long ago (three years),
there was a student-faculty board at the University on which
the students could out-vote the faculty members.
Not only that, but the decisions of the board were binding (in
so far as any board’s decisions are binding at the University).
And the board would determine the policy of a University es
This was the Advisory Board of the University Theater.
The board would determine the policy of the theater, and se
lect the plays for the season, among its other duties.
On the board were two students from each class, and the
staff members of the theater. About an eight to three ratio,
with students holding the majority.
If one of the directors said, for example, they would like to
produce “Arin Slick from Pumpkin Crick,” and the students
felt that they would rather see “The Man Who Came to Din
ner,” then the matter would be put to a vote and the produc
tion would be the Kaufman and Hart comedy.
The students on the board were elected every year at an
open meeting of all students interested in the theater. The se
lection of members by students was, for the most part, wise;
with students familiar with the theater receiving positions.
And there were instances when the director was directed to
direct a play directly he didn’t want to direct.
But all this was in the long ago (three years). Because that
long ago, through order of Roy C. McCall, head of the speech
department, the student board was not to determine the policy
of the University.
So the board was, reluctantly, changed. It is called the ex
ecutive board, the number of students on it was increased (it
now includes graduate students and student staff members of
the theater). . .
No longer are decisions of the board binding; in fact the
board has practically vanished away to a mere figure-head. It
still meets, but not very often.
The director in the University Theater, to their credit, still
listen attentively to the wishes and opinions of the students.
And they follow them whenever they can; but if it ever came
to a showdown as to just what would be done when students
and faculty disagreed—there would be no showdown.
The situation that exists now is not nearly as healthy from
the student point of view as was the previous board. Neither
do we think it is best for the University Theater, or for the de
partment of speech.
A study of the standing of the University Executive Board,
with suggestions for possible revision, is an area of student
government which the head of the speech department might
well encourage the ASUO Executive Council, or a committee
of speech students, to investigate.
Ad Side Celebrates
Observance of Advertising Recognition Week was begun on
the campus yesterday by Alpha Delta Sigma and Gamma Al
pha Chi, national advertising fraternities.
The program includes- special interviews and lectures by
Richard G. Montgomery, Portland advertising executive.
Purpose of the week is to create greater recognition and ap
preciation of the values which advertising brings to consum
ers, and its importance as a sales tool in a “buyers market.
Without advertising we would have to turn the clocks back
a half a century.
Advertising makes possible more and better magazines,
newspapers, and radio programs, not possible unless sus
tained by advertising.
So we hope that the Emerald ad siders will not be so carried
away with explaining why they are a so dynamic instrument in
America's way of life that they will neglect their very import
ant huckstering duties.—H.S.
GnxUcUety OUl Vet
Don't Kid Yourselves
Cheating Does Hurt Others ^
This is a beef column. It’s about cheating.
Like sin, and closing hours, I’m agin’ it. I
don’t think it’s necessary and I don’t think
it will get you anywhere in the long run.
Cheating is an old story and it has been
hashed over from hell to breakfast before. I
don’t propose any cure, but in my opinion
the practice has gone beyond the point of
smelling bad. It stinks !
Did you get your own grades this term?
Can you be sure that some guy who had it a
little rough when finals came didn’t get boot
ed because your pony raised the curve?
Sometimes you hear that such things hurt
only yourself. Like heck it does.
If I’m talking to you, think of an excuse
about now. “I had to do it in self protection.”
Huh uh. “Everybody cribs.” Wrong again.
“My folks expect me to get good grades.”
Ask them if they want you to get them that
Did you make your house grades by cheat
ing? Try not to think of that during the initia
tion ceremony. Or, if you got your GPA with
a paper mule train, won’t it be a little difficult
to tell some freshman who is your responsi
bility, that study and work are the roads to a
respectable GPA? I’m sorry to say that I
I doubt it because you’re a thief. You steal
somebody else’s efforts and you think it’s
smart. Did you take any doors off of hinges
to get at a geography final ? Did you force any
windows to get a chem quiz ?
I wonder if some of the professors who say
we are to become the backbone of the nation
are wondering what kind of a country it will
The honor system won’t work here. Bitter
as I am about the practice I wouldn’t mention
names and neither would anyone else. The
guilty must admit to themselves that they
should have studied or skipped coffee at 10 in
preference to the class.
Whether or not you are seven months or
seven years out of high-school, you’re no
longer putting in your time waiting for vaca
tion. Whether you were sent here or came,
you’re paying for equipment to make you use
ful to yourself later. That equipment is going ±
to be in poor shape when you graduate if you
don’t see that it has good material in it. Will
you be able to trust it?
Don’t stop worrying about grades. They’re
a necessary evil. Maybe the other guy would
have gotten a. D anyway. You wouldn’t steal
his overcoat or his notebook, that’s dishonest.
That C or D or whatever it was might have
been a lot more important to him than an ov
ercoat. Suppose he doesn’t get admitted to
med school because of that grade? He just
might have been the guy who would have
stumbled upon a sure cure for cancer.
If the shoe fits, put it on. Shine it up a lit
tle. Look at it, other people do.
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
By BILL ROGERS
Believe it or not, something
has made a bigger splash
here at Oregon this year than
Gloria the baton twirler.
Dozens of students have
been making—and keeping—
resolutions to never again let
the vile, nasty smoke of to
bacco pass their lips. The
“something” behind all these
drastic actions is an article
appearing* in the January
Reader’s Digest called “How
Harmful Are Cigarettes?”
While the author has not
claimed that smoking is the
cause, he has written of
countless horrible diseases
that only smokers seem to
fall heir to. The immediate
result has been a return to
clean living by students here
that is probably unrivaled
since the days of prohibition.
The Viceroy cigarette peo
pie (King-size with built-in
filters) are having a held day.
Roger William Riis, writer of
the article, somewhere in it
made a statement that filters
eliminate much of the nico
tine in cigarettes. Thus Vice
roy cigarettes, turning trai
tor on the rest of their ciga
rette manufacturing breth
ern, are in their ads urging
people to consult the R.D. re
Did the editors of the Di
gest stop to think of the pos
sible far-reaching results of
their article before they print
ed it? What if it does keep
people from an early grave
because of nicotine—it may
scare them into an earlier one.
And there is also another
hazard. If the cigarette re
port finds its way into enough
hands it may bring about the
collapse of the multi-billion
dollar cigarette empire.
The economic consequen
ces would be disastrous.
stockholders r e d u ce d to
Fords and one home, ruined
ad agencies, and a govern
ment bankrupt from lack of
revenue round out the pic
Wiped out for good would
be such classic American
phrases as “not a cough in a
carload,” “no cigarette hang
over,” “always milder, better
(Please turn to page three)
Back To Normalcy
The Emerald came out yesterday, despite almost every
Rather late, but it did finally come out.
The paper was finished, stacked at the press, and ready to go
by 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning.
But changeovers are difficult things to make, and people
have a habit of getting into habits and not breaking habits.
Even though they’ve been warned.
So the fellow who gets up early every morning, who trudges
around the campus through snow, sleep, rain, slush, hell, and
high water to bring your Emerald, attempted yesterday to
make the paper an afternoon publication.
But starting today, the Emerald once again becomes a morn
The OREGON DAILY EMERALD, published daily during the college year except
Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and final examination periods by the Associated Students,
University of Oregon. Subscription rates: $2.00 a term, $4.00 for two terms and $5.00 a
year. Entered as second class matter at the postoffice Eugene, Oregon.
Pnw A. Smith. Editor Than Mtvvut.h. Pusittp.ts Mn*nn*+
Barbara Heywood, Helen Sherman, Associate Editors.
Glenn Gillespie, Managing Editor
Don Thompson, Advertising Manager
News Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Metzler. Sports Editors: John Barton, Sam Fidman.
Assistant News Editor: Mary Ann Delsman. Desk Editors: Marjory Bush, Bob Funk,
Assistant Managing Editors: Hal Coleman, Gretchen Grondahl, Lorna Larson, Larry
Tom King, Bill Stanfield, Stan Turnbull. ^ Meiser. g
Emerald Photographer: Gene Rose. Copy Editor: Marjory Bush. r
Women’s Editor: June Fitzgibbons. Chief Night Editor: Lorna Larson.