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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1950)
Holding Back the Orchids
The resignation of Dean Clifford Weigle puts the Emerald
editorial page in a peculiar position.
As dean of the School of Journalism, he is top man on the
totem pole to many of our staff members.
We’d like to make some nice comments on his policies—he
has made no attempt to change the Emerald s status from that
of a strictly student-operated publication.
He wasn’t around the campus when they laid the corner
stone in McClure Hall, but in the year and a half he has served
as dean he has supervised many progressive improvements in
the journalism school.
Yet it is virtually impossible to toss eulogies on a man who 11
be on the campus for the rest of the school year. It would be
like writing an obituary. And we can hardly do that to our
dean. So we’ll have to restrain the many complimentary things
and well wishes we’d say until later in the year.—H.S.
Today is Groundhog Day and we have some speculations
about that little animal.
Perhaps he’ll be so warm and snug in his cozy little hole that
he won’t bother to come out. Or he may find our zero-hugging
weather such a shock that he won’t even bother to look for his
shadow. We sincerely hope so. If there s no shadow spring
According to wire reports the Quarryville Pennsylvania
Slumbering Groundhog Lodge will go modern on their ground
hog detection. It seems that these groundhog hunters will keep
in touch with each other today by means of walky-talkies—
the portable radios used by Army and Marine forces during
World War II. Each groundhog should be well reported.
But the members might stand on the groundhog holes and thus
prevent these rodents from leaving their subsurface homes.
Perhaps there are similar societies on the Oregon campus.
If the sun shines tomorrow, we’d just as soon the groundhog
didn’t know about it.—H.S.
Breakfast at Home
With the opening of their impressive new dining room last
night,- Carson Hall girls almost completely lost their pioneer
Dormitory Director Genevieve Turnipseed and “her girls'’
who contended with minor inconveniences during the year—
like construction work in the spacious lobby—are now reap
ing the benefits of a finished product unequalled on the Oregon
For the residents, almost each day has brought added lux
uries, from matching draperies and rugs to lobby furniture and
And the mealtime trek to John Straub will not be mourned
for long. Unless it’s by those who’ll miss the company of the
opposite sex with their Wheaties.—H.S.
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If this weather continues, we’ll be recommending the establishment
of Intramural snowball teams.
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Another coincidence. The University Theater extension is 401. There
are 401 seats in the theater.
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Over One Hurdle
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PI E R C E
“Webfoot Huddles” Tuesday overcame the
first big obstacle blocking the sports show’s
return to KOAC. A tape recording made at
Villard studios met the approval of most
listeners, and now is in Corvallis where KO
AC officials will pass final judgment.
If the program is accepted, it will be re
corded here in Eugene, and copies will be sent
to the many state stations that have asked
for the program. To date, only the Klamath
Falls station has turned down the show. They
feel that “Huddles” is just a big boost for
Oregon, and that if they accepted it, they
would have to give equal air time to OSC,
Portland U., and other schools. It’s a sound
argument, but on the basis of some of the
sports shows we have heard, “Huddles” and
an Aggie counterpart would bring a measure
of improvement to that phase of radio.
Speech Instructor Robert Montgomery
(not the movie star) who is now preparing a
mammoth radio version of “Macbeth” needs
background music. If you’ve got any classical
recordings that are now being used to keep
the dust off your Dixieland collection, he and
the radio division would appreciate it if you
could donate a few. They are getting tired of
playing parlor scenes to the strains of the
“William Tell Overture.” The speech office,
second floor Villard, will cheerfully take your
Wanna crack radio? The Workshop still
needs people. Come up to the studios at 3 on
Fridays. If you don’t like the stuff they use,
write something better and it’s six to one they
will use it.
Don’t forget to follow the Webfoots via ra
dio this week. Team plays four times in five
days. If the mid-week games hit your studies,
you can always say you had to sit up with a
sick basketball team. If they sweep the series,
excuses won't be needed. Airtime for all
games is 7:30 p.m. over IvERG.
Double Bills Take the Upswing
By Gea^iae. £>p.eliatit
At last there are some
double bills at the local cine
mahs. that make sense. The
Mac, instead of putting a bad
Western with a first-rate fea
ture, has a mediocre West
ern feature and a bad jungle
picture as its companion.
The Rex, has combined two
over-length, all-star, super
production hits. Between the
two of them, all of Holly
wood’s trite tricks can be
found plus a few new ones.
The Lane has a murder
mystery comedy, and a com
edy that is murder. And nat
urally the Heilig does best of
all by having only one fea
The Mayflower is the jinx
in.this nice double-feature set
up ; for today they show a ro
mantic period drama and a
modern murder mystery.
The best entertainment bet
for mid-week is also the
cheapest —“T h e Velvet
Touch” with Rosalind Rus
sell, at the Lane. Co-feature
is Henry Morgan’s “So This
is New York.” The previews
of the latter had everything,
and the actual picture has not
much of anything.
But Miss Russell does a
top-notch job in “Velvet,” a
drama about a first-rate
Broadway star who commits
murder and doesn’t decide
whether or not to confess un
til she plays the lead in “Hed
da Gabbler,” which somehow
gives her the answer.
Miss Russell nearly plays
herself in this one—as a type,
not concerning incidents.
'I he role of a top comedienne
who attempts straight drama
is much like her actual Hol
Her performance in this
picture is far superior to any
she has given before; and she
is more than adequately sup
ported by Claire Trevor, Leo
Genu, and Sydney Green
Henry Morgan is the co
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Cows Live the Life of Riley at OSC
By STAN TURNBULL
Great things seem to be coming in pairs.
For a while Oregon’s PE school was the
only one in the state. Now it’s to have a com
panion at OSC.
Oregon is soon formally to dedicate three
new buildings—Carson Hall, Villard Hall
and the University Theater, and the School of
Music wing. And again, up at Corvallis there
is going to be a dedication too. A formal dedi
They’re going to dedicate the “new college
beef cattle, sheep, and hay storage barns re
cently completed on the west campus farms.”
(Direct quote from the OSC Barometer. Jan.
31. No explanation of how to t-ell the west
campus farms from the rest of the campus.)
Now. some of us may have considered Car
son Hall a fine new building, the School of
Music addition a good thing, and the new
University Theater just about the last word.
But blush for your temerity in so thinking,
gentle reader, for the achievements- at Ore
gon pale as the light from the star in the bril
liance of the sun of progress at OSC.
?\ot only will the “new, scientifically de
signed beef barn” (first of its kind in the
United States) house 150 animals, but “the
ai tificial insemination laboratory is one of the
best equipped in the nation.” How can stu
dents at a mere liberal arts institution hope to
match such wonders as these? Furiously we
1 he description is not detailed, but one pic
tures 150 pampered beef cattle living in far
more than Oriental splendor, waited on hand
and foot, reclining on chaise-longues waiting
for the artificial insemination man to make his
rounds. Egad, what a life !
In the near future the University Student
L nion (OSC already has one.) will be com
pleted and a dedication ceremony held.
But fear not. Surely, when that glorious
day dawns it will see some comparable dedi
cation down the river among our rural cous
J he new fur-lined chicken coops, perhapsU