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Four Nice Initials
Sometimes when editors lose associates it s a front page
story. The associates, after days of bickering, walk out in a fit
of pique because “that blasted editor hasn’t a brain in his head”
—(he doesn’t agree with me.)
But my associates are leaving for an entirely different rea
son—they are simply graduating. After three and a half year s
service to the University and to the Emerald, Barbara Hey
wood and Helen Sherman finally threw in the chips and said a
short spring vacation is too much—we quit.
With requirements, classes, professors, Emerald, and
other activities behind them, these two face the newspaper
world with fire in their eyes—and heaven help the editors.
Most of all we (perhaps I should use I, now) will miss their
notes. The ones that said:
Dear Boy Editor: , „ , .
Go interview your own snowmen; and stop trying to tell me what
to do, remember, I’M a senior.
I worked six nours mis aueniuuu uu w*a,i. ^v.-- j
contact the right people. I finally wrote something and I was bring
ing it over to the shack when I tripped over the curb outside Carson
Hall and sprained my ankle. The edit fell in the gutter, where it
belonged anyway, and was washed away. I had my roommate bung
this note over. I’ll write the edit when I feel like it (better). Remem
to do, remember I'M a Senior. g
Such delightful girls.
But their notes were only half the picture. There were the
nights they slaved at the Emerald, they informed their house
mothers, and they would just have to have late permission.
Such clever girls.
But what would have happened without them? No witty
comments on campus topics with the familiar initials B.H. a
at the end; no more praises of worthy people and events with a
modest H.S. at the finish. . . .
Miss Heywood’s edits have become a delightful habit in the
Emerald. She’s an associate editor since Bob Frazier recog
nized her talent in the spring of ’48.
Miss Sherman has been working for the Emerald since she
was a freshman; once turning traitor to news side and work
ing on advertising for a brief time. (She soon saw the error o
her ways, however, and returned to the proper fold.)
And who’s going to take their place? Undoubtedly the Edi
page will still come out Spring term. But without these quite
independent seniors things might take a turn. There was a -
ways an air of expectancy about just what either one of them
would write. When given an assignment, they would always
turn up with something, sometime—maybe a day or week late,
occasionally early—but always something.
And some of the most unexpected things would happen. It
sort of gave their editorials a spontaneity and liveliness.
And now all this will be behind them. No more edits; no
more ankles sprained in the line of duty; no more assignments
from stinking little juniors; no more cold shoulders when in
terviewing snowmen; no more late permission because of the
And no more, at the end of Emerald editorials, the initials
Final Exam bcheduie
All sections of subject:
BA 111, 2, 3.
Eng 101, 2, ..
Mth 10; 100; 105; 106; 108.
Psy 208, 9, 10.
Rht K; 111, 2, 3; 217.
All other classes meeting as follows:*
8 M ...
9 M ...
10 M ...
11 M .
1 M .
1 T .
2 M ...
2 T ....
3 M ...
3 T .L.w.
4 M, T.
.March 21 (Tu) 3-5
.March 22 (W) 3-5
.March 17 (F) 3-5
.March 18 (S) 3-5
.March 20 (M) 3-5
.March 21 (Tu) 8-10
.March 21 (Tu) 10-12
.March 22 (W) 8-10
.March 22 (W) 10-12
.March 17 (F) 8-10
.March 17 (F) 10-12
.March 18 (S) 8-10
.March 18 (S) 10-12
.March 20 (M) 8-10
.March 20 (M) 10-12
.March 21 (Tu) 1-3
.March 22 (W) 1-3
.March 17 (F) 1-3
.March 18 (S) 1-3
.March 20 (M> 1-3 .
* The M groups include all patterns of days involving Monday; M,
MW. MWF, MTuWF, MWFS, MTuWTliF, and so on. The T groups
include all other patterns of days; Tu, W. Th, F, TuTh, TuThS, and so
on. Only in case of conflicts are deviations allowed from the above
schedule; resolution of conflicts is arranged by the instructors con
Spring Term Calendar
Advance registration.Feb. 20-March 4 (M-S)
Regular registration .March 27 (M)
Classes begin.March 27 (M)
Last day to register or add courses.April 8 (S)
Last day to withdraw from courses.April 29 (S)
Memorial Day holiday.May 30 (Tu)
Term examinations .June 5-9 tM-F)
Commencement Day .June 11 (Sun)
(Sitin' at Kand&m
Wrote a Book
by /a Qilbent
Horace McCoy once wrote a very fine book.
It was called THEY SHOOT HORSES,
DON’T THEY? and it was excellently done.
I liked it and filed away the author’s name for
future reference. So about a year ago I read
M cC o y ’ s N O
POCKETS IN A
impre ssed me
from no w h ere.
Bad day, thinks S
I. Every author
is entitled to one.
So the other day
while at a book
store I see KISS
TOMOR R O W*
UUUD-rS Yi?, by same autnor ana ouy a.
of twenty-five cents).
The money would have been well spent
elsewhere—anywhere. The book just doesn t
hit the bell. The story is of a Phi Bete who re
bells against society and is determined to be
come the greatest criminal of them all, all of
which coidd work into a fine study.
However, there are several things wrong
with McCoy’s presentation. The subject, Ral
ph Cotter, is not convincing. We are told that
he is of a prominent family, a college gradu
ate, ad inf. However, Phi Bete key or not, he
has the brains of a low grade thug. No sub
tlety, no finesse, but simply brute killing.
There is shown no underlying reason for his
rational (that’s what the book says) attitude
towards crime. The only motivation I can see
is that of the usual low-grade moron, though
I admit my experience with such types is
based upon other reading and that gift to hu
manity, the “movin’ picture.” One thing is
said by Cotter, and then he immediately acts
opposing his supposed beliefs.
Only one thing relieved the word—gloom
—the memory of his grandmother as Marg
aret, one of the two women in the story,
brings forth powerful writing. In this is
seen the potential power of McCoy and
some of the ability used in THEY SHOOT
HORSES, DON'T THEY? However, the
book isn't worth reading for that alone. It
may be realism, but it doesn't come near ring
ing any bell.
On the other hand, I have been going back
through an old H. Allen Smith epoch—LIFE
IN-A PUTTY KNIFE FACTORY. It's the
best thing I can think of for relaxation, for
get finals, and school. Smith’s earlier books
are wonderful and written with a spontane
ity that he hasn’t achieved recently.
Incidentally, this week there are some fine
movies on—in Springfield, TWELVE O’
CLOCK HIGH; at the Mayflower, a great
double bill at the first of the week, then the
foreign movie selection CHILDREN OF
PARADISE, and the week-end shows a Ros
sellini production. Also LOST BOUND
ARIES at the Lane. Looks like the books get
a bit neglected for the week.
0*1 Ut& Api
'Sometime Every Summertime'
by Monty /U/eit<j,Hesi
Thanks to the good people
of Eugene, our University re
tained its self respect Wed
nesday night. Were it not for
a good turnout of townspeo
ple and members of the fac
ulty, Norman Thomas, one of
the most interesting speakers
we have ever heard, might
have imagined he was speak
ing to some left overs from
the last Oregon basketball
Time was when attend ance
at a Norman Thomas speech
was as “unAmerican” as be
ing in possession of a copy of
the Communist Manifesto,
but all that is past and gone.
Even members of the Nation
al Association of Manufac
turers will tell you that
Thomas’ patriotic motives
are of the highest caliber ev
en if they do feel that the man
is more than half cracked.
So kids, its all right to go
listen to the guy next time
yon get a chance. If you heard
the radio version via KORE
or KERG you can see that
America’s top Socialist mixed
a lot of common sense with a
good sense of humor. Its all
right to get out and hear stuff
like that once in a while; your
friends will still talk to you.
Radio Workshop, Willard
Hall’s answer to Orson Wel
les and the Columbia Broad
casting System, has ventured
into some interesting fields
with their dramas this year.
They explored everything
from the classic to the con
temporary, and this week
they have come up with a
script that looks like it might
be one of the best they’ve
The play is Fletcher Mark
le’s “Sometime Every Sum
mertime,” and it seems to
have a little of everything.
Reading it over swiftly it con
tained bits similar to parts of
works like “H. M. Pullham
Esquire,” “The Hucksters,”
and "Letter to Three Wives.”
The story concerns Clem
Waldron, a young man mak
ing his break in the advertis
ing business (thank you
Clark Cable) who meets
Mary Thomasino during a
summer vacation somewhere
in New England. They both
hand each other a line, and
the trouble begins when he
takes her too seriously.
The windup comes when
the couple come back to the
big city, and Clem finds out
how Mary really lives. She
invites him home one night
(and thanks to you Linda
Darnell and Paul Douglas) —
and the conclusion of our
story is formed. Seems like
our local dramatists hit their
peak on contemporary works,
so Thursday afternoon at
4:30 ought to provide some
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opinion of the editor or his associates.
Don A. Smith, Editor
Barbara Heywgod, Helen
Joan Mimnaugh, Business Manager
Sherman, Associate Editors.
Don Thompson, Advertising Manager
News Editors: Anne Goodman, Ken Metzler.
Assitant News Editor: Lorna Larson.
Assistant Managing Editors: Norman Ander
son. Hal Coleman, Lorna Larson, Bill Stan
Emerald Photographer: Gene Rose.
S.p?rts Editors: John Barton, Sam Fidman.
Chief Night Editor: Mary Hall.
Copy Editor: Marjory Bush.
Desk Editors: Marjory Bush, Bill Frye,
Gretchen Grondahl, Larry Meiser, Jackie
Office Manager: Karla Van Loan.
Assistant Business Manager: Ark Moble*
National Advertising Manager: Bonnie Birkt
Zone Managers: Sue Bachelder, Shirley Hil
lard. Barbara Williams, Virginia Kellogg*
Barbara Stevenson, Jeanne Hoffman.