Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 11, 1950, Page 2, Image 2

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    Council Can Best Decide
* Who are the new ASUO Executive Council members going
to be?
Who knows?
There are eight names of potential AGS petitioners on the
front page— two of the new reps candidates may come from
this list.
And then again, they may not.
Perhaps two of the new reps will be nominated from the
floor at today’s AGS meeting.
And then again, they may not.
It could be that the AGS replacements will not be the indi
viduals which have the endorsement of the party. It could be
the new reps on the council will be members of AGS who have
petitioned on their own. (Though AGS frowns on this sort of
It could be.
AGS President Hob Deuel was quite correct yesterday when
he said:
“It is entirely up to the ASUO Council to choose whoever
they decide upon to fill the Council positions. ’
Mr. Deuel and AGS must be fully aware that the Council
uses petitions only as an aid to help them decide on persons
capable of filling positions, whether on the Council or to head
some campus activity.
The Council is not bound to accept any petition-.
Of all the petitioners for the Council jobs, only two will have
the endorsement of AGS. All other petitioners who belong to
the AGs have been requested by Deuel to withdraw their peti
tions after today’s decision by the party.
The purpose of any political party is to draw together per
sons who hold common beliefs. These persons then select can
didates, usually through primaries in a democratic society,
who they feel best represent their group. The primary is open
to all members of the party.
Therein lies the difference between an open, secret-ballot
primary, and the AGS meeting this afternoon. In this meeting,
one member from each AGS house will vote.
House members will have opportunity today to discuss
those candidates the steering committee of AGS recommended
last night; but will have no way of knowing what candidates
may be nominated from the floor this afternoon.
It is much easier for any group which desires to obtain
power (either within a party or within a government) to con
trol a few individuals than it is for them to control the mass of
the public.
There is no guarantee that the persons endorsed this after
noon by AGS will be the strongest or best petitioners for the
Council positions. (Just as there is no certainty that they will
NOT be the best petitioners.)
We should consider it unfortunate if students who have
planned to petition for junior and senior representatives should
withdraw their petition after this afternoon.
Because they do not receive the endorsement of their party,
at an election such as the one this afternoon, does not mean
they are doomed.
If a petitioner felt he did not represent adequately a major
portion of his party, if he felt he could not adequately serve
them, why then he should not petition.
But if a petitioner feels that he has simply not satisfied 20
or 30 individuals in his party, but that he still represents a
large segment of his party and is qualified to serve them, then
he should not feel required to withdraw his petition.
This, we think, is a matter for the individual to decide.
AGS, as it itself is aware, is not the body to determine the
new junior and senior representatives. The students must not
assume that the two individuals endorsed by the party this
afternoon are the two that will inevitably become representa
Students can consider it fortunate that the Executive Coun
cil is such that is can confidently handle this situation and pick
the new members on the basis of each petitioner’s qualifica
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Joan Mimnaugh, Business Manager
Don A. Smith, Editor
Baruara Hey wood, Helen Sherman, Associate Editors.
Glenn Gillespie, Managing Editor
Don Thompson. Advertising Manager
News Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Metz lei
Assistant News Editor: Mary Ann Delsman
Assistant Managing Editors: Hal
Tom King, Bill Stanfield, Stan
Emerald Photographer: Gene Rose.
Women's Editor: June Fitzgibbons.
Sports Editors: John Barton. Sam Kidman.
Desk Editors: Marjory Bush. Bob Funk,
c.retehen Grondahl, Lorna Larson, Larry
Copv Editor: Marjory Bush.
Chief Night Editor: Lorna Larson.
A-distant Business Manager: Cork Mobley.
Office Manager: Karla Van Loan.
National Advertising Manager. Bonnie Bnke
Zone Managers: Sue Bachelder, Shirley Hil
lard. Barbara Williams, Virginia Kellogg,
Barbara Stevenson, Jeanne Huffman.
On the Ain
International News Told by Students
Gets Spot on Station KOAC
by Maniy 'Weityne’i
Last week was an important one in the his
tory of the world. The President of the
United States reported on the state of the
Union, a new nation was born in Indonesia,
and the Chinese Communists prepared for an
invasion of Formosa. By listening' to the con
versations of the student body, or to the Uni
versity radio programs, one would never have
known that all this was going on.
“World In Review”, the one University
program to keep us abreast on behind
the-headlines developments, died an unla
mented death on Monday. Throughout the
cold war in Europe and the shooting one in
China, the program confined itself largely to
topics similar to those the student listener
was getting if he or she went to class.
The replacement program (Monday 8:15
8:30 p.m.) will be a news show prepared by
members of the radio journalism classes. We
understand you will be able to get the latest
international news, the name of the band for
the next dance, and the eighth race at Port
land Meadows all on the same program. We
cannot vouch for the technical caliber of this
review, but it’s better than even odds that it
will draw more listeners than its predecessor.
For an institution that is seeking to spread
its work throughout the state through the
medium of University radio, the School of
Music seems to be operating in reverse di
rection. Responsible for filling the majority
of Oregon’s allotted air time, they have with
held their announcements till the last min
ute. Thus if the IvOAC program director
wants to notify the Register-Guard or the
Emerald, or if the radio publicity department
wants to let the Myrtle Creek paper know
that Sadie Glutz is singing over KOAC, they
stand a good chance of having the copy arrive
late. There is nothing so startling or original
in the School of Music’s programs that would
keep them from getting their information ov
er to the people who can use it. It may incon
venience some professor, but it will help
some music student who finds a little reward
in getting a couple of lines in the school or
home town paper.
If you have been getting squeaks and
grunts on your radio it isn’t KDUK anymore,
it’s just plain static. Incidentally, we’ve been
corrected on something we wrote last week.
It seems the Speech department did have
funds to hire an engineer to look over KD
UK. The trouble is, once the technicians took
a look at the situation, they refused to touch
it. Why? Could they induce you to build a
trans-Pacific steamer out of cigar boxes?
SoftIu»n&ie hifibAom
Winnie the Pooh, and a Few Others
by Bob. fyutth
While vegetating over
Christmas vacation we re
newed acquaintances with
several bodks which we first
read long ago in our palmier
days — books like “Winnie
the Pooh,” “The- Wizard of
Oz,” and a couple of numbers
of the “Uncle Wiggly” series.
The years have not done
too much for the Oz books.
Even with such a scanty
gloss of sophistication as we
possess, it was difficult to re
create the thrills that once ac
companied our readings of
the doings of Oz, Glinda the
Good, the Gillikens, and the
Munchkins. Uncle Wiggly,
even worse, seemed down
right asinine. Pooh is still
fine. We laughed mightily as
usual over the trapping of the
hephalump, which the auth
or, A. A. Milne, spells slight
ly differently. It is elephant,
spelled sideways.
We had another meeting
with author Milne during va
cation. He has written an in
troduction to Heritage Press’
new edition of “The Wind in
the Willows" by Kenneth
The. American press has
been applauding "The Wind
in the Willows” for some
months now, and our contri
bution is rather late. How
ever. it is that kind of book.
It is probably going to be get
ting plaudits for some years
to come.
Kenneth Grahame was an
English author who wrote at
the turn of the century. He
led a sort of Jekyll-Hyde ex
istence—by day he was Jek
yll, counting money at the
Bank of England. During off
hours we was Hyde, writing
some of the finest prose now
on library shelves.
Anyone who was ever
young (and that includes a
number of persons), and who
has any recollection whatso
ever of what it was to be
young (this limits the field a
little more) will find Gra
hatne’s “The Golden Age’’
and “Dream Days’’ an ex
tremely gratifying reading
Now this other book, “The
Wind in the Willows,” is a
little different.. it deals with
the activities of Badger (the
Wise), of Rat (the Sophisti
cate), of Mole (the Happy),
and of Toad (the Innocent).
Beyond this, it has some
pretty intimate doing with
the great outdoors and the
Simple Life, whatever you
want to take that for.
“The Wind in the Wil
lows” is a book that should be
read by everyone who is as
yet not too sophisticated and
callous of heart to sit down
by the fireplace and be human
for a little while.
...= ~ " —m
"I'd better say good-niie. Elsie Mae—I think some of the other boys
in the house wanna use lh‘ phone."