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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1950)
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The cold -wave has, very conveniently, left
us, and it will be possible for voters to swim
rather than slide to the polls. This may help
bring out a record vote. It seems like every
new election brings out a “record vote.” This
may be due to the increased student interest
in politics, or maybe University enrollment is
Last week we wrote about a happen-chance
meeting with a robin, which to us indicated
the imminent arrival of spring. We were
rather nonplussed to find that there are a
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difference between a good newsman and an
average one. As for out of staters, they too
have certain atributes that could augment a
local staff. Local atmosphere is theirs via
four years at Eugene, Corvallis, or other state
campuses, while at the same time they retain
the outlook of other parts of the country.
Look at what the Middle West has done for
As in journalism, so in many other fields,
and so in radio. Next Saturday the Oregon
State Broadcaster’s Association is going to
hold a student forum. Someone of our securi
number of persons who do not think that
robins have anything to do with spring. They
say that the robins stay here all winter, liv
ing off the country and making loud noises
early in the morning.
I his may be, but soon after we saw our
first robin, we came home one day to fincj
about twelve robins in the front yard. That
was Thursday. On Friday the weather broke,
and spring is here, as any fool can plainly see.
Science or no science, we attribute all this
to the robins, particularly the twelve who
were sitting in the front yard.
So there, you scoffers.
ty-minded seniors is bound to mention jobs
and job possibilities.
1 hat local folks only” idea is on the right
track. But they’d be wiser to include local
educated people as well. What’s the use of
four years at one Of Oregon’s, colleges when
your own state snubs you? So far Oregon
radio has done all right by its own. With the
University now stepping up its radio pro
gram, we hope they will continue to do so. If
they don't we all have one consolation. The
Army is taking men without consideration
of state boundaries.
Forsenics Club Bills
Preliminary competition in ex
temporaneous speaking, sponsored
by the University Forensics Club,
will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in
Room 201, Villard Hall.
“Foreign Policy of the United
States” is the topic for the speech
es. Winners of the preliminaries
will meet in final competition at
8 p.m. Wednesday in Room 104,
First, second, and third place
awards of $50, $30, and $20, res
pectively, will be made from the
E. R. Nichols, professor of
speech, is in charge of the two
meetings. Both are open to the
Weather . . .
Considerable cloudiness and
showers Monday and Tuesday.
Possible sunshine Monday after
noon. Little temperature change.
High temperature Monday 45
degrees; low, 35.^
Even If You Know Nothing
About Christian Science,
take this opportunity to
learn some of the facts about
this scientific religion which
heals sickness and solves hu
man • problems. Accept this
invitation to attend.
A Free Lecture
Proving The Truth of
Christian Science in
Human Affairs -
RJIph Castle, C.S.
of San Francisco, California
Member of the board of Lecture
ship of The Mother Church, The
First Church of Christ, Scien
tist, in Boston, Massachusetts,
207 Chapman Hall
Monday, Feb. 6
The Chi’istian Science
Organization at U. of O.
Cordially Invites You
Oregon Alum to Discuss U.N./
Foreign Service Work Tuesday
How does the United States Fo
reign Service work with the Uni
ted Nations to rebuild the back
ward corners of the world?
Robert R. Schott, ’45, who
served four years in the Foreign
Service, will give the answers
Tuesday at an International Rela
tions Club meeting in the Men’s
i Lounge, Gerlinger, at 7:30 p.m.
Titled “The Foreign Service To
day and Article Four of the U. N.
Program,” Schott’s talk will ex
plain what’s being done to reha
bilitate the underdeveloped areas
of the earth.
After six months training in the
Washington, D. C., Foreign Service
school, Schott served a two and
one-half year assignment in Basra,
Iraq. For the last 18 months he
was attache in charge of councilor
affairs for the American embassy
Schott, who was graduated in
Business Administration,' is back
on the campus to audit courses
during his home leave from the
State Department. Next month he
will leave for Washington and
from there return to Teheran.
While at Oregon, Schott was a
member of Delta Upsilon, Alpha
Delta Sigma, and Friars. He was
secretary-treasurer of the ASIJO.
Sponsored by the International
Relations Club, Schott’s lecture is
open to all students.
The weatherman can take a
back seat when it comes to wrong
guessing. Have you been following
the football forecasters.
New Modular Library
Planned for Use in August
By JAMES WEAVER
When Gutenberg invented move- ]
able type, making the mass publi
cation of books possible, he
thought he was doing a very ad
But he did not take into account
the plight of the average college
Not knowing which way to turn
when he arrives, some students
stumble into the vast library south
of the quadrangle. Bewildered by
so many books, and not being quite
sure what they want, they stumble
out again, and to the utter dismay
of the librarians, haven't read a
‘Open Up Those Stacks’
To give the undergraduate a
chance at the more meaty reading
contained in the stacks, a place
well known to graduates, the lib
rary administration is going to
throw open to all students almost
80 per cent of the books, and allow
the students a free hand.
This revolutionary procedure
will go into effect in August, when
the new addition is completed.
A new system comes into being
upon the completion of the library
addition. Called Modular, it facili
tates the handling and allocation
of the various sections by being
of a transitory nature. A freshman
may begin studying in the corner
of a large room, and awaken to
find himself walled in. Or a sopho
more, who has by t-his time mas
tered the art of reading with both
eyes closed, may rest his head on
“Spinoza,” and revive to find that
the library staff has decided his
spot was ideal for the science sec
tion. He would be much alarmed
to find his pillow the “Atom
This plan gives the entire cur
ricula of books “availability,” and
together with the divisional plan,
should prove a stimulus to student
Three Main Divisions
The three main divisions—which
are Social Science, Science, and
Humanities- -will be separately
maintained, and each headed by an
expert. Bibliography and reference
will be the main tasks confronting
the three newly created positions.
Devoid of administrative duties,
they will be able to apply their ef
forts directly, giving personal aid
to the individual students. The in
dexing or card catalog will still be
utilized, but with the shelves made
“easy to get at,” the student may
see for himself, and pick out exact
ly what he wants by going to the
division he is interested in, and
looking over the selections.
Several schools throughout the
country are using this divisional
plan. Colorado University has a
slightly modified plan, creating a
core section for each division, in
which the more serviceable books
are placed separately. Princeton’s
system approximates the one to
be instituted here.
Reserve System Stays
The librarians, realizing the de
sire of the great majority of stu
dents to follow their professors”
instructions to the letter, are re
taining the reserve system intact.
All books assigned as class reading'
will be kept on reserve, in readi
ness for the masses that will cla
mor to get them.
The reference room remains, and’
with the new system, produces a
desirable equilibrium. C. W. Hintz,
head librarian, thinks that the one
will “give breadth, while tl!«? other
will provide depth.”
The new addition will also con
tain the audio-visual department
in a modern and roomy setting, the
Douglas Room, and several of the
other sections now housed in the
old part, while the Browsing Room
moves to the Student Union.
The basic idea behind the entire
venture is to render more and bet
ter service to the student. The
library administration will wel
come students to make use of the
open stacks, reference service, and
March of Dimes
Brings $ 400
Over $400 has been turned in for
the campus March of Dimes cam
paign, Kay Kuckenberg, co-chair
man, reported Sunday night.
Ten living organizations still
have not turned in their money,
and Miss Kuckenberg urges them
to do so immediately.
What About The Folks At Home?
You can save yourself a lot of pen
work and make them happy too! All
you have to do is send . . .
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