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During the last Tew years, student-faculty co
operative action has been expanded in several admin
istrative fields.From this activity students have gain
ed much valuable experience, and a better under
standing of administrative problems.
After considering recent editorials, letters to the
editor and personal experiences, the members of
Mortar Board feel that it would be profitable to ex
tend this cooperative action to the academic field.
On questions of curriculum, academic calendars,
grading systems, and other similar matters, students
naturally have opinions. Unfortunately, these opin
ions are often expressed in the form of unchanneled
criticism which occasionally results in poor publicity
for the University.
The faculty and the administration have many
problems in organizational mechanics and in main
taining high standards for the University of Oregon.
These are not fully appreciated by the student body,
However, when changes are made by the faculty or
Board of Deans which disrupt the pattern of student
life, they will not be accepted graciously by students
until the conditions which caused them are under
When the problem is aired and discussed openly,
reviewed in the Emerald, and student opinion is so
licited before a decision is made, it is far better re
ceived than when a decision is simply announced
with an explanation that is expected to settle the is
We believe that students feel themselves as cap
able and willing as the faculty and administration to'
put the best interests of the University before any
selfish interests. It has been suggested, with this
premise in mind, that some type of student commit
tee be organized which could study academic prob
lems, survey student opinion and be prepared to in
telligently answer requests for information by
faculty members It would act as the official spokes
man for the student body on academic matters.
In turn, this same committee could be one of the
spokesmen for the faculty in explaining to students
the need for changes and the inherent advantages
and disadvantages. We do not believe that this group
should be a pressure or voting group or should invade
the privacy of the faculty meeting. We do hope that
it might be invited to discuss special problems with
the Faculty Senate and perhaps occasi©nally with
the Board of Deans and that these groups would Ire
receptive to problems and ideas presented by the
When student and faculty opinions are com
pared, we believe it will be apparent that there are
splits on both sides-and not a student versus faculty
conflict as is so often imagined under the present sys
tem. This has been proven by the disciplinary, stu
dent affairs and other student-faculty committees.
It is improbable that such cooperation would be im
possible in the academic field.
There are already several groups actively at work
on such a project. Mortar Board feels that their un
dertaking is commendable and hopes that in the con
sideration of the possibility of this new student func
tion, more student interest and participation will be
stimulated.—by members of Mortar Board.
• • •
Women’s dormitories have agreed reluctantly to Panhell
enic’s request for continuation of early rushing in the Fall, de
spite deferred living. The dormitories agreed because they wel
comed the overtures of cooperation made by the sorority group.
The next step, then, is a meeting of sorority and women’s
dprmitory leaders to outline plans for the activity program of
the freshman woman next year.
. As it now stands, women will rush early in the fall term. What
freshmen women will do after the rush has not been fully de
cided—they will live in the dormitory, that we know, but
where they will study, and where they will “activate” is not
Last term the Inter-fraternity Council and the Interdormi
tory Council compromised on freshmen men’s rushing and ac
tivities. Up to the sixth week of winter term, the two groups
decided, the freshman man will not pledge. After that time he
will be allowed to participate in house activities if he so wishes.
From the standpoint of the freshman this will probably be
shown to be a wise decision. He must become oriented to the
University, and there should not be an undue demand on his
time and activity. Such a demand might exist if the freshman
was participating in all-University, dormitory, and fraternity
activities. Both the freshman and the dormitory and the fra
ternity would suffer from divided efforts. The IFC and IDC
The women are now faced with a similar problem. Panhell
enic and women dormitory leaders must meet to determine
how they can best help the freshman woman become oriented
to the University.
The freshman woman must learn, or continue to learn, how
to live with different types of people, she must learn to work
with these people and participate in community activities.
More specifically, the freshman woman must become accus
tomed to University life, she must learn how to work and play
at the University, if her work is to be successful.
In discussing the activity and scholastic program of the
freshman woman, then, it would be wise for the Panhellenic
and women dormitory leaders to fit rushing and the program
of the following weeks into the overall plan.
They must remember that orientation of the freshman is the
major problem, and special interests of the dormitories and
sororities may have to be subordinated to the successful groom
ing of the freshman woman.
The OREGON DAILY EMERALD, published daily during the college year except all
Saturd.iNs hut Junior Weekend, Sunday, holidays, final examination periods, Monday pre
ceding liu.tor weekend in May. and the last Thursday in May by the Associated Students,
University, of Oregon. Entered as second class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
Opinions expressed in editorials are those of the writer, and do not claim to represent the
opinions of the ASUO or of the University. Initialed editorials are written by associate editors.
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 Managtt
Anne Goodman, Tom King, Associate Editors
Glenn Gillespie, Managing Editor
On Bonnets and Bunnies
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Easter is always a time of indecision for
most males. They can’t decide which is more
strange—women’s hats or rabbits suddenly
beginning to lay eggs. Either way you look
at it, it’s hard to swallow. .
Take rabbits for instance. If you suddenly
see a bunny go beserk and start spewing out
eggs all over the place you have two alterna
tives. You either figure that the rabbit is
crazy or you are. But when it comes-to seeing
hats, all sorts and colors of hats, that’s a dif
ferent proposition. Because you can’t accuse
a woman of being psycho. It just won’t take.
Some of the hats that are being featured
this year are really going to blow the lid off.
For one thing, those close-fitting jobs of the
twenties are back. If you haven't seen one yet
you’re in for a real surprise. It looks like a
beany that forgot to stop growing. If a wo
man’s nose is too big it will be accentuated.
If her ears are too big they will flop out from
under like wings. In fact, the only beauty of
this revival is that it will completely cover up
the crew cuts which fashion-happy women are
sporting these days.
Also on the shelves for milady to pick and
choose from are the hats which appear to be
fugitives from Mrs. Wiggs’ cabbage patch.
While the big beanies are hateful in their aus
terity, these are terrific. They provide laughs
and laughs and laughs. And not only that, the
enterprising housewife should be able to cull
enough vegetables from them to feed the nor
mal family for a week.
The real gem among all these chapeaus
though is the fruit salad variety. Man, they've
got it. It’s usually the straw sailers that you'll
find festooned with fruit. Some come equip
ped with a a veil to sort of hold all the stuff
in place. There won’t be any mistake at all
when it comes to recognizing them. They
have more color than Joseph’s coat, and sun
glasses are recommended spectator equip
Speaking of women’s hats in general, the
one feature prominent about all of them is
their lack of utility. The ones with wide
brims, which should be invaluable protection
against showers, invariably have a large hole
cut in the top. Others are made of stuff which
will disintegrate in a mild breeze, yet they all
have a price tage that’s reminiscent of the na
If it’s a safe and sane Easter you’re looking
for, maybe the secret is to ignore the bonnets
and concentrate on the bunnies. No self re- j
specting rabbit will do anything that can sur
pass the efforts of a hat designer.
Good for Spring Dancing
Lu tyfied tyauna
Biggest news in the popular music area is
the 15 album release by Victor. All are "De
signed for Dancing”—and include a smatter
ing of jazz. Our suggestions concern just five.
First, there’s the new 13-piece Charlie Ven
tura band performing the music of Duke El
lington. "It Don't Mean a Thing.” "Solitude,”
“ ‘A’ Train,” and the rest are nicely presented
with Bennie Green’s trombone and trumpeter
Red Rodney highlighting the good sounding
arrangements. Naturally, either Ventura's al
to or tenor sax is present with its moody in
tracacies. This rating the top of the fifteen al
bums in regards to "wellness.”
The next four rate about evenly and in
clude Tommy Dorsey playing Cole Porter,
Erskine Hawkins with \V. C. Handy tunes,
Rav McKinley featuring Rodgers and Hart,
and Claude Thornhill playing Gershwin. All
15 albums include S tunes.
Comments are these: Porter is well suited
to Dorsey. Pretty things as "Love for Sale”
and bounce as ‘‘One of Those Things” are
common to and well-done by Dorsey E.
Hawkins is well-known for blues and so is
W. C. Handy. McKinley’s has always been a
smart band which makes such as the blue
“Room" and “Moon” good listening. Thorn
hill as one of our favorites is the tone perfec
tionist and Gershwin’s “Summertime” and
“Man I Love" make fine subject matter.
A must for the club jukes is “C'est C’bon” or
thereabouts by Tommy Dorsey and spotting
his newest gal singer, Frances Irwin. There's
no doubt about this—it does everything but
pull down the shade.
Also, the most recent Ventura single of a
"Flamingo in full flight is worth serious note.
And, V oody Herman’s last of “Detour
Ahead features the always pleasant Mary
Ann McCall singing. And, let’s be getting
ready for the "end" in vocal duets as a record
is about to be released by MGM with a Sarah
Vaughn—Billy Eckstein duet.