Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 21, 1950, Page 2, Image 2

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Gazooks! Letters
For Your Benefit
To the Editor:
In reference to the feature of
■Wednesday’s Emerald upon the
history of the Lemon-Orange
Squeeze, it seems that the author
has taken the liberty of writing
her own supposedly humorous or
igin of the dance. If Miss Pearson
has bothered to do any research
on the subject, she would have dis
covered that both theme and dance
were originated by the usual dog
matic dance committee.
The dance has been a successful
tradition of both the Oregon and
Oregon State students and if an
actual history had been written, it
would have been of much more
interest to the Emerald readers.
I would appreciate having this
letter printed for the benefit of
your readers.
Respectfully years,
Leon Jeffreys
The readers have been benefited.
To the Editor:
The careful student of history
will note with sincere thankfulness
that every so often little bands of
thoughtful men to whom liberty
means more than life itself, band
together to battle tyranny. Their
efforts at rising above the narrow
dictates of willfull little groups
who seek to control the private af
fairs of others are bright chapters
in man’s battle to be master of his
own life.
The time has come again. Again
a little willfull group of bluenosed
citizens, purporting to speak for
the masses, have brought about a
condition reminiscent of the “noble
experiment” of our babyhoods.
Organize, lovers of freedom.
Organize to install in basements
and garretts over our city, quiet,
respectable “Strombolieasies.”
Patrick Henry*
(Name Witheld Upon Request)
♦Not really.
From the USA
Dear Mr. Smith:
There are several questions re
garding the recent freshmen elec
tions which should be settled before
spring elections. They are certain
to arise at that time, and should
be answered now in order to avoid
confusion and hard feelings among
the students. This Association re
quests your consideration of the
suggestions outlined in this letter.
In the freshman elections, the
polls which previously had been
placed in the dormitories by action
of the Executive Council, were
moved, by a last minute decision
of that body, to the library. We
recommend that this issue be re
viewed by the Judiciary Committee
of the ASUO and a ruling made re
garding the legality of such polls.
If the Judiciary Committee decides
in favor of the dormitory polls, the
Executive Council should then de
dermine whether or not the large
segment of University population
concentrated in the dormitories
merits a polling place iocated
The Council’s action regarding
the dormitory polls was taken less
than 4S hours previous to election
time. Thus, the majority of the
voters had no notification of the
re-location of the polls until the
election had started. The Council’s
reversal of a decision originally
made with no dissenting vote was
not taken in a regular meeting,
with the advantage of free and full
discussion, but by telephone vote.
We realize that the action was
taken under pressure of question of
legality of the polls in the dormi
tory, which might have necessitat
ed a re-election. However, we feel
that the Council’s vote taken out
side of a regular meeting, without
the benefits of full discussion, and
without adequate notification to
the voters, did not fill the require
ments of a legal decision. We rec
ommend that the Judiciary Com
mittee rule on the constitutionality
of this type of action.
We would like to present these
further suggestions to the Council: '
a continuation of the policy of pro
viding an adequate number of
polls; posting of the polls so that ,
all voters may see where they are
located; instruction of voters so ,
that fewer ballots will be disqual
ified due to misunderstanding of 1
the system of voting; use by both 1
parties of the open primary to i
choose their candidates. We feel
that the adoption of these sugges
tions would remove some of the
confusion and inefficiency which 1
resulted during the freshman elec- 1
It is the hope of this group that
the processes of student govern
ment may be as fair and efficient
as possible and it is for this reason
that we submit the above pro
The Steering Committee
United Students Association.
Elsewhere in the Emerald you
will find a report of the action
taken by the Council last night
concerning the questions which the
group decided to place before the
Judiciary Committee.
The Council, we are sure, was
sincere in their desire to place an
adequate number of polls in con
venient locations for the freshman
elections. The last minute chang
ing of poll location was an un
fortunate situation which the Coun
cil will undoubtedly try to avoid
in the future.
The matter of party primaries
is not mentioned in the ASUO con
stitution, and is left to the discre
tion of the parties.—Editor.
Dear Editor:
Now that the weather has turned
warmt.' and the snow has disap
peared exposing places of beauty
and unsightly places as well, it is
time the University of Oregon or
the city of Eugene did some much
needed work. I am referring to
the conditions of the cemetery lo
cated on the University of Oregon
Have you walked through the
cemetery recently? If you haven’t
you should, in order for you to see
these conditions for yourself. The
windstorm which we had a while
back has scattered limbs and
branches all through the cemetery.
The cemetery has apparently be
come a place to dump garbage. To
add to the branches and garbage
there seems to be quite a bit of
weeds and underbrush growing in
the cemetery. Many of the head
stones have been overturned. In
some places the graves have sunk
leaving a depression in the ground.
These are the conditions as they
now exist.
Who is responsible for them?
If the University of Oregon is
responsible for the cemetery, why
haven't they done something to
clean it up ? If the city of Eugene
is responsible for the cemetery,
pressure should be brought to bear
against the city officials to clean
it up.
The cemetery is really one of the
most beautiful places on the cam
pus. As it is now it is a disgrace
to the University of Oregon. One
way or another let’s have it cleaned
Sincerely yours,
Leland Wach
Ofy/kand ObA&uMUiouA,
It's an
Thai- Blows
by QiU Royesid
“It’s spoiled cabbage—”
“It’s rotten eggs—”
“It’s a broken sewer main—”
It’s Weyerhaeuser’s, the only organization
irouncl these
oarts that can *
•aise a bigger *
itink than cam
ms politics.
People are get
:ing s o they
lon’t mind the
smell so much
my more, but
hey still say
he fumes burn
heir eyes.
Along about
me or two o’
:lock in the aft
;rnoon on a hu
nid dav. stu
dents dozing in class begin to come awake and
dart suspicious glances about them, dogs
howlingly run for cover, and the merchants
downtown curse over the tourist trade being
lost. Other citizens sit down and pen nasty
'letters to the Register-Guard (which has
printed a few), to Weyerhaeuser’s itself, and
to the city council.
The engineers out at Weyerhaeuser’s are
trying to do something about the mill’s escap
ing gas—but at the present time have found
no way to completely relieve the situation.
The best they can promise is to minimize the
stench somewhat. Here is a suggestion. Why
don’t they bottle it up and save it as a secret
weapon for the next war ? Of course, it would
be a little on the brutal side.
Some say it helps to light up a cigarette
when the vapors start rolling in, thus fight
ing fumes with fumes. It’s probably all adver
tising propaganda, because no one in his right
mind wants to strike a match in the midst of
all those gases, not unless he plans on going
to heaven in an aura of blue flame.
One letter writer to the Guard was either
more imaginative or more observing than the
rest. He has noticed that the ill wind from
Springfield has started to corrode all the ex
posed metal in this vicinity. So there’s some
thing else to worry about. If the works of your
watch fall out on the pavement some day
maybe you’ll have grounds for a lawsuit. But,
the smell remains. Maybe the people over at;
Weyerhaeuser’s should imitate the pioneer
father. He didn’t need a battery of engineers
to tell him what was wrong. He used his head
and bought a sack of lime.
GnatcJtetif, Old Vet
Some Mediocre Rationalization
by £ tie Hay
I think some of the easily impressed should
be clued in on something that wasn’t appar
ent in the list of grades published last week.
What I want to say in so may words is,
“We wuz rob
b e d.” So the
women got the
high grades. So
they got the high
grades the term
before ad infini
tum. So what?
Has it ever
occurred to any
of you suffrag
ettes that there
are only two women in the law school and that
the GPA over there was something like
1.445)4 ? The same ratio holds pretty well in
the rest of the professional schools. Look at
pre-mecl. Most of the music students are
women. (I’ll draw you a picture of that one of
you need it.)
Down with co-education. Why should we ,
men have to compete with the gals anyhow?
Women are in college for about the same rea
son hunters go to Eastern Oregon to get a
deer. This is where the game is.
I’m not insinuating for an instant that the
gals take unfair advantages but—. What
would happen for instance if I sauntered into
a professor's office, coyly posed against the
door a moment, and gushed “Oh professor, I
just adore your lectures, and I just adore your
green tie and blue suit, I mean really. You
know my father is a very important state leg
islator and I just know he’d feel terrible if I
didn't pass your course because he always
tries so hard to give your department the ap
(Please turn to page three)
This i
\ Just- a
Family Affair
by Bab fyu*
Around about this time of year we always
get an extremely pointed letter from our father,
the subject of which is What Kind of Grades
Are You Making This Term.
Father, innocent being that he is, is under the
impression mat
we still have
that clear and
un - befuddled
mind that nsedi
to win ns A’s in
lesk neatness ini
the third grade. 1
This is not the '
case, as any fool
can plainly see,
but father has
never become
adjusted to the
It is his firm
belief that if we
would study for just about ten hours per
week, we could be making four-points. One
week we studied for ten hours and nothing
happened, except that we passed our psychol
ogy final with a C.
Father also occasionally toys with such
hopeless ideas as our taking Greek or forensics
We have enough trouble conjugating Spanish
verbs, let alone taking on Greek or Persian
or what have you, and we would never be able
to stand the Decisions one must make in for
It is our custom, after receiving one of these
letters (which always end with a subtle hint
that we will be snatched bald-headed if we
don't come out with at least a 3.5) to answer
with a letter discussing the weather, the way
the basement flooded after the last rain, and
the lastest developments in the battle of
mange vs. the dog.