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Picnics Must Aid Grades
The Emerald wasted a good deal of space yesterday in print
ing the list of house grades.
Segregating—even as at athletic contests—the living orga
nizations into men’s and women’s, the list was two columns
wide. But with only minor exceptions, they would have been
just as segregated if they’d been run together in the same col
For some reason, the men’s grades began just about where
the women’s grades left off—with hats off to the Tekes and
Omega Hall for sitting in the women’s section—by themselves.
For shame, men! And a pat on the back for Orides for heading
the list two terms in a row.
But for the campus in general—women as well as men—a
pat slightly lower and harder, for despite “picnic-time tradi
tions of spring term, the grades then were higher than this past
fall term. All-university average has dropped from 2.546 to
2.427, brought on mostly by the bottom dropping out of the
all-men’s average—from 2.518 to 2.357. And the all-women s
average slid from 2.606 to 2.570. For shame, all!
But after all, it’s the men who really fell down, with only
five men’s groups squeezing in above the all-campus average,
and only three women’s organizations below. What’s behind
it all? Do women study after closing hours? Do they study over
weekends? Quick, someone, a survey.
In the meantime, we’re in the midst of winter term the
term when, according to tradition, everyone is supposed to
stay in out of the rain, study like crazy, and make good grades.
So don’t just stand there, hit those books!—Stan Turnbull.
For More Than A Week
Next Sunday marks the beginning of observance of National
Brotherhood Week sponsored annually by the National Con
ference of Christians and Jews.
The sponsors are members of the three great religious faiths
of our country—Protestants, Catholics and Jews. And it is no
coincidence that George Washington’s birthday falls during
This week has been set aside for Religious Evaluation week.
Perhaps the double dose will do us some good. Perhaps the in
spiration gained this week will promote some serious feeling
about brotherhood. For a man who takes his religion seriously
cannot shun any other man.
Every man under God deserves the right to be judged as an
individual—rather than as a Catholic, a Methodist, a Jew, or
an Episcopalian. Every man is honest or dishonest, charming
or annoying, wise or stupid, because he is himself—not because
he is a member of a particular group.
On campuses we are afforded an opportunity—perhaps
greater than in any period of our lives—to meet and associate
with a lot of people of a lot of different religious groups.
We must remember that it is their unalienable right— a
right far greater and more universal than any given in the
Constitution—to be an individual, to be accepted and rejected
as an individual.
His faith is a part of him—he is not a mere characterless
unit in the overall group.
In Brotherhood Week, we need an upsurge of genuine
brotherhood, of intelligent, warm friendship for our brothers.
In friendship, in brotherhood, simple courtesy is the straight
path toward decent human relations. We hope that this con
sciousness will carry on through the 51 other weeks of the
Equal rights and brotherhood are the very fabric of our life.
Therefore, brotherhood is a personal thing. It begins with you
and me. Before we make demands on other people or criticize
them we had better test ourselves.
Nelson A. Rockefeller.
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Don A. Smith, Editor Joan Mimnaugh, Business Manager
It Ait has a Hkywoo!», Helen Sherman, Associate Editors.
Glenn Gillespie, Managing Editor
Don Thompson, Advertising Manager
News Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Metrler.
Assistant News Editor: Mary Ann Delsman.
Assistant Managing Editors: Hal Coleman,
Tom King, Bill Stanfield, Stan Turnbull.
Sports Editors: John Barton, Sam Fidman.
t hief Night Editor: Mary Hall.
I'opv Editor: Marjory Bush.
Desk Editors: Marjory Bush, Bab Funk,
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Emerald Photographer: Gene Rose.
Women’s Editor: June Fitzgiblxms.
Office Manager: Karla Van Loam
Assistant Business Manager: Cork Mobley.
National Advertising Manager: Bonnie Bake
Zone Managers: Sue Bachelder, Shirley Hil*
lard, Barbara Williams, Virginia Kellogg,
Barbara Stevenson, Jeanne Hoffman.
On the Ai/i
Political Apathy -
Bears Heavy Expense
PI £ R C B
We see by our morning paper where Mao
Tse-Tung finally got together with Russia.
What the price of Russian support is, we will
never know. It must have been high, and Rus
sia must be pretty sure Mao is leveling, or. she
wouldn’t have agreed to give up Manchuria
and Port Arthur and Dairen. It is a big vic
tory for Communism.
People who have travelled around say that
we at Oregon are a politically-unconscious
lot, but whether that is true or not, there are
a few facts that should stay in our heads as
we busy ourselves with coffee at the Side,
beer parties, and ball games.
There are now over 700,000,000 people
working day and night to get us. They are
jealous of our standard of living, and as years
go by, they will become less and less reluc
tant to tear it down. We aren’t going to be
killjoys and say let’s not have our fun while
at school. Just remember that a do-nothing
policy lost us China, and the same idea may
one day cost us the United States.
Anybody know who copped a radio pro
gram out of Villard Hall? That’s right, a ra
dio program, one quarter inch wide by 1200
feet long, is missing from the radio studios.
Seems Jack Vaughn, one of the depart
ment’s seniors had arranged a program deal
ing with the radio history of the University.
He had a chronological story that involved
many hours of research, and a section where
Oregon grads employed in stations all over
the state sent in bits of tape recording on
which they gave their name and their present
While all the excitement about the Broad
caster’s Conference was going on last week,
Jack neglected to store away his brainchild.
And now it is in someone's unauthorized po
session, or else has been cached away in some
obscure corner of Vi'llard Hall.
Friday night, it’s Norm Van Brocklin over
KOAC. Time is 5 :45 p.m. and the program is
our own “Webfoot Huddle Time.” If you’ve
got time, leave your radio on that night, for-'
at 7 p.m., an important fight between Light
weight Champion Ike Williams and Califor
nia favorite Bernie Doucusen will be aired
from Madison Square Garden.
. Word from the radio studios has it that Fri
day afternoon tryout sessions are dwindling
in attendance. Everybody is welcome, every
body gets a chance.
The University has prepared eight pro
grams for use by stations throughout the
state viajape recordings. Most of these are of
the musical variety. It’s a good stunt to get
our name before the industry’s eye in the
same manner as the Conference recently con
cluded. What we really need though is a radio
station to keep our name there.
By Qeosiye. Sfxelvitt
I ne surprise nomination of Loretta
Young for best actress in the annual academy
awards, takes us back two years when Miss
Young got the award for her performance in
“The Farmer’s Daughter.” She was, in the
minds of most critics, the nominee most likely
not to get the Oscar then.
The surprising thing about the nomination
seems to be that most people think good act
ing is synonymous with tragedy or deep
drama; and that comedy is entertaining but
requires little talent.
There is a drama coach in Portland who
claims she would a hundred times rather di
rect amateurs in tragedy than in comedy, be
cause comedy requires a skill and deftness
that only experience and natural talent can
give an actress or actor.
Be that as it may, Miss Young will prob
ably not take a second Oscar this year; since
the competition is as rough as usual, and the
academy isn’t prone to passing out Oscars"
twice to the same person unless it feels that
performance stands heads and shoulders
above the rest.
That someone will get a second Oscar, is a .
distinct possibility this year, however. Pre
vious winners nominated again this year in
clude Miss Young, and Olivia DeHavilland
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Modern Jazz Not For Shuffle-footed
Still getting a few kicks from discussing
the “Innovations” episode. Even if you
couldn’t quite “dig” all of the things Kenton
did, you could feel the intensity of the music
from the way that all 40 of the musicians
listened to what one another did and seemed
to gain a genuine satisfaction from the entire
Seems that a new band is opening at the
Fark this weekend—name of Curt Kenon.
From all reports it will be a fine orchestra to
listen and dance to—featuring a very well
written book and ex-Bobby Sherwood altoist
Noticed some strong words about the bop
in this area, yesterday. Immediate defensive
motions to say that this form of modern jazz
was not designed to accomodate the shuffle
footed. Its evolution came as a result of the
thinking-musicians’ desire for a new and freer
form of expression. It will die no sooner than
its famous proponents Charlie Parker, Dizzy,
Shearing, and the rest.
1 ended to slight June Christy a bit in the
Concert notes published. Did suspect her ap
pearance to be Stan's last association with the
^ ou can buy most of Maynard Fergueson’s
trumpet of “All the Things You are” on Char
lie Barnet s recent Capitol record of that tune.