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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1950)
A Spade is Not a Spade? A Statement from the State Board
The State Board of Higher Education was criti
cized, locally by the Register-Guard, before and
after its decision concerning the Oregon State Col
lege major in Physical Education. The criticisms
did not so much run along the line as to whether
or not OSC should have the PE major, as they did
to whether or not the board was continuing or
abandoning the Oregon system of allocation. In
addition, the Register-Guard wanted the board to
call a spade a spade, and to let the public in on its
Well, the state board has stated its policy on
this matter, which appears in full below; but it still
seems to leave some doubts as to the condition of
The law passed by the 1929 Legislature provid
ing for the control of all the state-supported higher
educational institutions by a single board express
ly granted to the Board the authority to eliminate
unnecessary duplication. A survey commission
was employed by the Board and made a report
recommending certain allocations and re-alloca
tions of curricular offerings to eliminate what was
then considered unnecessary duplication. For the
most part the Board, in its 1932 program, followed
the recommendations of that commission. It must
be remembered, however, that these recommenda
tions were made and accepted at a time when the
two major institutions had less than half the en
rollment of the present student bodies and at a time
when the state and the country as a whole were,
plunged into an economic depression.
FROM TIME TO TIME
From time to time the Board, after the most
careful study, has made some adjustments in these
original allocations in the interest of better serving
the student population. Science wras restored to the
University as a major field in 1941. Similarly a dis
tinctive major curriculum in Business and Indus
try was instituted at the State College in Septem
ber, 1942, with a later modification to a School of
Business and Technology. Very large student
bodies are enrolled in the Science and Business
units at both the University and the State College.
The Board considers these adjustments as neces
sary duplications entirely within the intent of the
original law. The passage of time has vindicated
the judgment of the Board in restoring these units
to make them well rounded and effective institu
tions Other less significant adjustments have been
made from time to time, some of them involving
duplication considered to be necessary, in the con
sidered judgment of the Board.
IT COSTS ONLY SO MUCH
It is pertinent to point out that duplication even
of major allocations does not necessarily involve
added expense to the state or to the student. It
costs only so much to educate a student to the
Baccalaureate, Master’s or Doctor’s degree re
gardless of location, assuming, of course, that
there are sufficient numbers of students to guar
antee adequate size of classes and effective utiliza
tion of facilities and faculties. Frequently where
instructional units get too large, there is an ac
tual loss in educational efficiency to the student,
and the concentration of students in a single field
on a single campus in very large numbers operates
against educational effectiveness. California is ex
periencing that very situation and is now distribut
ing its educational offerings in some of the more
general and popular fields among several campuses
even though there is considerable duplication.
THERE MAY BE SOME CHANGES MADE
Oregon is a fast growing state and the needs of
the state for higher educational facilities will be
ever changing. Furthermore, the pattern of higher
education is not static. It is constantly changing
to meet changing needs. Therefore, it is very prob
able that from time to time other changes will be
required in the pattern of higher education in Ore
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Row, Row, Row
Every time it has rained for the last three years, someone
has pointed out the gigantic puddle that forms in the street be
tween Condon and Taylor’s. “Why don’t you write an edit?”
they ask, “Someone’ll drown in there sometime if they don’t
clean out that sewer.”
.Always we’ve answered that we doubted if the city plumb
ers would give a hoot what the Emerald said. They’d probably
say, go jump in the puddle. We’ll fix it after the next bond is
But that wasn’t the real reason we didn’t run an edit about
the mammoth puddle. Truly, we have great faith in the Emer
ald’s ability to frighten people, and we had no doubt the plumb
ers would la p to their tools after sufficient prodding in the edi
We had another reason for silence. It can be told now that
our plans have been thwarted—for yesterday the masters of
the underworld showed up with large spirals of steel rope and
set to cleaning out the traditionally clogged sewer.
You see, we’d hoped that the puddle would grow and grow
until it became a full-fledged lake. Almost every campus has
a lake or two, or even a fish pool. Not many, if any, have Mill
■ races—but then, it is only by a stretch of the imagination that
Oregon has one.
So we had hoped that after a few more years of neglect, cat
alogs would speak of the Beautiful University of Oregon
Campus Situated on Taylor’s Lake.
Conveniently located, the lake would allow for swimming
and boating between classes—for students and professors
alike. There could be picnics on its banks and mosquitoes on
its surface. It’d be wonderful!
Furthermore, a lake so situated would mean that Thirteenth
street would be closed to traffic. That would save the Emerald
another campaign someday.
But we’ve been thwarted. The plumber showed up.—B.H.
The ORKGON DAILY EMERALD, published daily during the college year except
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Opinions expressed in editorials are those of the writer, and do not claim to represent the
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Unsigned editorials are written by the editor.
Opinions expressed in an editorial page by-lined column are those of the columnist, and
do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editor or his associates.
Don A. Smith, Editor Joan Mimnaugh. Business Manager
Barbara Heywood, Helen Sherman, Associate Editors.
Glenn Gillespie, Managing Editor
Don Thompson, Advertising Manager
News Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Metaler.
Assistant News Editor: Mary Ann lKIsman.
Assistant Managing Editors: Hal Coleman,
loin King. Hill Stanfield, Stan Turnbull.
Emerald Photographer: Gene Hose.
Women’s Editor: June L'itrgibbons.
Office Manager: Karla Nan Loan.
Assistant Business Manager: Cork Mobley.
National Advertising Manager: Bonnie Birke*
Spirts Editors: John Barton, Sam Fidman.
Chief Night Editor Lortia l.arson
Copy Editor: Marjory Bush.
Desl: Editors: Marjory Bush, Beb Funk,
Cietchen Grondahl, Lorna Larson, Larry
Zone Managers: Sue Baclielder, Shirley Hil
lard, Barbara Williams. Virginia Kellogg,
Barbara Stevenson, Jeanne Hoffman.
The Morning After
The House Dance
by Rill Kayeki
House dances? They say there were six of
them Saturday night, but when the smoke
cleared Sunday no one seemed to know for
It was 11 o'clock in the morning when con
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lazily in its gimbals. He watched its gyra
tions critically for a moment, then suddenly
shuddered and shut the eye again, waiting for
the eels in his stolnach to settle down and be
“What in the name of good old Rho Rho,”
he thought, “is that pink bat doing flying
around the lantern ?” Then it occurred to Josh
to wonder what a ship’s lantern was doing
over his head. A horrible thought crept into
his b.rain. He tried to put it down, but it kept
arising to plague him. The thought grew in
to conviction, and he lept to his feet in terror.
“I’ve been shanghaied!” he screeched.
“I’m on a tramp steamer headed for outer
Mongolia!” The eels started to writhe and
squirm. Rough hands grasped him by the
arms and tried to quiet him. Some one drop
ped a feather on the floor and the concussion
threatened to blow the top of his skull off.
“Easy, Josh. Easy does it,” said a voice.
Josh thought for a second and then stopped
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Gnatchetif, Old Vet
Back in The Groove
With Tongue in Cheek <
tyf Steve Jloy
If you are one of the 5 million readers of
Life you no doubt read the spread on the Sig
Chi’s. (That's the name you can’t call 'em.)
By way of local adaptation, they, (the Sig
Chi's) have set a five dollar fine for all under
classmen caught without at least five copies
in his immediate possession. S’wonderful
what they did with that uncouth, poorly
dressed, illiterate varsity basketball player.
Too bad they didn't hear about my "pang-ini”
ability when I was an illiterate, poorly
I have been asked to apologize to mv Greek
friends for underestimating their number,
k ORRECT I OX ; I have 4 Greek friends.
My home town paper had an interesting
want ad this week. The thing read "wanted,
secretary, from IS to SO. Must be able to take
dictation and put in long hours. (Average
Apply first floor of the court house.
I he windows have bars to keep out the wea
ther. I he guy is laying out a fine for reckless
1 he ground owl meat award of the week
goes to the brainy Motor Boat gals who sug
gest that we install the activity point system
again. In reverse that is.
Found a dilly of a proof error the other
night in a story about a wedding. Seems the
happy couple were going to establish double
residence in his house and on her farm. The
story read, Mrs. Cleoporia Clabbertwitch’s
form is one of the original Lane county lancL