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Anita Holmes, Editor _
Don Thompson, Business Manager
Lorna Larson, Managing Editor
Six Steps to Spirit
Like the weather, everybody yells about spirit—but does
anybody do anything about it? No—not at Oregon.
It’s about time someone stepped in and told us exactly what
things are expected of loyal Webfoots in line of duty to the al
The ASUO Executive council should start making known to
the students what is to be done at games. Here are a few rec
ommendations, which might be followed :
(1) Reserve seats between the 35-yard-lines for students
wearing white shirts. No white shirt—no seat between the
(2) Save the first few rows of this white shirt section for wo
men—who are wearing, among other things, white blouses.
(3) Have the band play the pledge song somewhat faster
than a funeral dirge. And those students who don t want to
sing the pledge song should at least have the courtesy to stand
quiet for a few moments.
(4) Have the yells explained some time before the game, at
a pre-game rally, so we don’t have another deathly silence
(5) Have pre-game rallies planned so students will attend—
try the snowball technique, and on a night when there are not
(6) Have the song girls ready for the next game.
None of these suggestions is putting an undue hardship on
any student. No one is forcing anyone to do anything—if you
don’t want to wear a white shirt or white blouse, you don’t
have to. You can sit outside the 35-yard-lines and leave the bet
ter white-shirt section seats for those students who are willing
to put forth a little lung power for the school.—D.S.
7,200,000 in Dollars and Sense
What would you do if someone handed you $1,200,000 on the
spot? Whatever you’d do—don’t. Not until you’ve voted “yes”
on the constitutional amendment “lending state tax credit for
higher education building.”
That sounds like a mouthful of gibberish—but it makes sense
when boiled down to common, dollar and cents terms, to wit:
Educational buildings are financed by revenue bonds. These
bonds generally are subject to a higher rate of interest than gen
eral obligation bonds.
Thus—the amendment would enable the State Board to re
deem and refund outstanding revenue bonds and issue general
obligation bonds for self-liquidating buildings.
The lower rate of interest would make a minimum saving of
Does that mean more taxes? No. Over a quarter of a century
the State Board has never failed to meet its principal and in
The money to pay off the bonds comes from building fees,
charges at dormitories (such as at Carson Ilall right now),
proceeds from athletic events, income from concessions, special
privilege charges, and contributions and funds from other
The Oregonian, which is backing the amendment, states that
there should be “compensatory reductions in student fees or
additional benefits in new self-financing plants.”
That’s amendment 302 in a nutshell.
There’s a long list of influential parties backing this plan.
Read it: Governor Douglas McKay, gubernatorial candidate
Austin Flegel, Ex-Governor Charles A. Sprague, the Ameri
i can Legion, State Grange, CIO, and the Congress of Parents
Your chance to back the plan comes on November 7. Vote
| j“yes” and give $1,200,000 to the state system of higher educa
tion of which your University is an integral part. 1 .K.
to a football team who won, we’ll give the E, in spite of
those never-happy Ducks who think the margin between
the two teams should have been wider.
THE OREGON LEMON . . .
to the keeper of the electric scoreboard at Saturday’s
game. It never quite kept up with the action.
Out of a Clear Sky, or
Franky Freshman Gets Tak
en for a Ride in One Act.
Franky Freshman and his
girl were out joyriding one
Sunday. Being lovers of na
ture they had bypassed the
more heavily-traveled by
ways, and were jolting along
one of the delightful trails
known by courtesy as “coun
You may think they’re go
ing to run out of gas, but as
a matter of fact, they’re go
ing to get lost, instead. The
scene changes and they are
now lost. (Because we must
have a lot of action and not
too much description in a
Finally Franky spies a rus
tic rural resident. He and his
girl alight-and inquire direc
“Say, is this the right road
to Eugene?” Franky inquires.
“The right road to where?”
“The right road to Eu
gene,” Franky repeats.
“Where’s that?” the farm
er, who has a suspiciously
slanting forehead, inquires.
“Gee, I don’t kno w,”
“Well, thanks anyway,” re
plies the farmer, and he
climbs into the car and drives
And they had the darndest
time convincing the house
mother when they arrived
home a trifle after closing
The Second Cup
Philosophical babblings, origi -
nal, borrowed, and assimilated—•
that fit into life.
How many people live on the
reputation of the reputation they
might have made—O.W. Holmes.
The greatest crime an honest
man can commit is to permit him
self to be born poor.Fidman.
Perhaps it is wiser to leave the
poor in ignorance, for when they
are not educated to know of the
things they cannot possess, their
poverty is made less painful.—
Only those Americans who are
willing to die for their country
are fit to live—MacArthur.
A refusal of praise is a desire
to be praised twice—La Roche
In the United States there is
more space where nobody is than
where anybody is. This is what ,
makes America what it is—G.
In dedication to National Cat
Week, which is practically upon
It has been the providence of
nature to give this creature nine
lives instead of one—Pilpay.
A cat may look at a king.—J.
The Campus Answers
Don’t you think it’s rather presumptuous to assume that
freshmen girls living in the dormitories are either third graders
or inmates of an institution? Most of us were allowed a reason
able amount of privileges while in high school, and after all,
college girls are considered to be mature.
Bars on the windows, we’re sure, are the only exterior deco
rations missing from Carson, Hendricks, and Susan Campbell.
In keeping with this theme, we could also purchase little white
coats for our hall proctors. They could be labelled keeper
over the left pocket. The girls could then wear black and white
striped leotards, and everyone would be happy.
It’s time for the house and rules committee to get together
with the girls to make rules that will satisfy not only the
Deans, but also the residents of the dormitories. We’re not
asking for anything unreasonable; we just want to be treated
as young adults rather than juvenile delinquents.
Very truly yours,
A group of very dissatisfied freshmen.
Colleges From Coast To Coast
Kappas, Communism, and FBI
With another bustling football
weekend now history, other stu
dent problems were arresting the
attention of colleges the nation
over—new buildings, the FBI,
and even that ol’ Oregon buga
Here’s the rundown on what’s
going on—from Corvallis to
Up north in the valley at Ore
gon State, students were still
waging an enthusiastic campaign
to construct a $709,000 stadium
seating 35,000 ... In halftime
ceremonies at Saturday’s game
they did a dramatic “Hail and
Farewell” honoring the “death”
of Bell Field . . . Hopes are that
the structure will be ready for
the 1952 season.
Concerning spirit: they even
worry about it at the Oregon
Technical Institute. The attitude
seemed to be that “your team
can be no better than the backing
you give it ... if you (the stu
dents) slack off, then the team
will lose spirit, too.” Evidently
the spirit—on both parts—is lack
ing, because OTI lost its last
game, 19-12. But they’re work
ing on it—until some day they
hope to become known as “the
little school with the big spirit.”
At the University of Colorado,
interest was centered around a j
law enforcement school con
ducted by FBI agents. The sub-,
ject of the course undoubtedly,
.added to the opening night’s at-,
tendance at the Saturday night
dramatic attraction, “Death of
At Seattle’s University of
Washington, heavy penalties
were dealt out to the organisa
tion which vandalized the Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority house.
Meanwhile, the University of
North Carolina was all aflutter
over the question of how deeply
Communism had imbedded itself
in the campus ... The Chapel Hill
mayor finally stepped up and
lashed out at those “who yam
mer, howl, spit, and snarl about
... the University being a ‘hotbed
At Syracuse University, the
girls got a thrill when a burglar
looted one of the dormitories. The
prowler sent an apology note the
next day—said he was trying to
prove to his pals he was a com
mando during the war. One of the
girls went into hysterics, laugh
ing “There’s a man in our room,
hee-hee-hee,” when the burglary
was staged. Asked another girl,
incredulously, “A WHOLE
It Could Be Oregon
-If you think that M«*, you should ^ uottnd j
■when I take off his chains!'*