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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1950)
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fifay 12 by the Associatfd Students of the University of Oregon. Entered as second class
matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. Subscription rates: $5 per school year, $4 for two
terms; $3 per term.
Oninions expressed on the editorial page are those of the writer and do not pretend to
represen™ he opinions of the ASUO or of the University. Initialed editorials are written by
the associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written by the editor.
Anita Holmes, Editor
Don Thompson, Business Manager
Eorna Larson, Managing Editor
Barbara Williams, Advertising Manager
Tom King, Ken Metzler, Don Smith, Associate Editors
Assistant Editor: Sam Fidman
News Editor: Norman Anderson
Wire Editor: John Barton
Sports Editor: Pete Cornacclua
Assistant Managing Editors: Bob Funk, Oret
chcn Grondahl, Ralph Thompson, I'red Vos
Circulation Manager: Jean Lovell
Assistant Business Manager: Shirley Hillard
National Advertising Manager:
Layout Manager: Martel Scroggin
Portland Advertising: Kfrla Van Loan
Zone Managers: Fran Neel, Jean Hoffman,
Virginia Kellogg, Don Miller, Val Schultz,
if Can't Happen Here
Somewhere within its red-brick walls the University of Ore
gon may have a Communist cell eating away at its foundations.
It’s doubtful, though. A Saturday Evening Post article this
week concerning the Red underworld at UCLA tells why. It
makes good reading—and answers a great rtlany questions.
UCLA is tailor-made for Communist infiltration. Oregon,
•diametrically opposite UCLA in many respects, is not.
The requirements for establishing an influential and effec
tive Communist group on a campus look like a prescription
any campus could fill——Post says you only need loyalists (they
can be imported), dupes, a little racial discrimination, and a
weak point or two. That s what makes a Red coup d etat
Maybe so—except for a fundamental difference that distin
guishes UCLA from Oregon, and also from many other insti
AT UCLA, most of the 13,000 students desert the campus as
soon as classes are over. Only a very few remain for extra-cur
ricula functions. Thus, the UCLA newspaper has a staff little
larger than Oregon’s—despite the difference in school popula
And what does all this mean ?
It means that at UCLA a small, alert clique can have the
field to itself—because of student apathy.
Example: A half-dozen campus Reds may storm the college
paper and, within a year, capture key editorial positions and
regulate policy. Their opposition is both small and unawares.
Control of a newspaper can become important at a school
where students are deeply concerned about national and inter
This never would happen at Oregon. It is not the kind of
school the Commies would take it upon themselves to infiltrate.
So—the only Red cells Oregon students will ever have will
be in the bloodstream.—T.K.
'You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet'
A1 Jolson—the man who brought the Great White Way to
Main Street—is dead, but it is a death that will be about as
thorough as the one that swept vaudeville to a grave where it
just wpn’t “play dead.”
Old-timers recall the Jolson who was billed as America s
Greatest Entertainer;” the Jolson who starred in “Sinbad” at
New York’s Winter Garden Theatre from 1918 till 1920; and
of course, the Jolson who took the title role in "The Jazz Sing
er,” the first talkie, appearing in 1927.
The newer generation knows a Jolson that sang his way back
from comparative obscurity through the film dubbed 1 he Jol
son Story.” They know of his tireless efforts during the last
war, and of his more recent entertaining in the bar East.
For all that was Jolson, rolled into one—his first stage ap
pearance at New York’s Herald Square Theatre in 1899; his
vaudeville tour with Lew Dockstader’s Minstrels till 1911; his
tour through the "sticks" with “Bombo” from 1922-24; for the
famous Jolson quip—"Folks, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet”—for
all that and as much more—A1 Jolson was truly an impact on
THE DAILY 'E' • • •
... to Eve Overback and Dana Lind for their work in get
ting the social chairmen behind the ASUO reappbrtion
ment of desserts plan.
THE OREGON LEMON . . .
... to the 40 faculty bowlers who broke no records at the
student union alleys Monday night except for fouls and
The inquiring reporter’s ques
tion concerning a 9:30 to 10:30
coke dance Wednesday night at
the Student Union gave us a
thought along a similar line.
We’ve found that just about
this same idea has been brought
up at the Student Union board
We hope they decide to do it.
The idea is simply this: With
all the facilities available in the
building, couldn’t a room with a
jukebox or piped-in music be
made available for a few hours
Friday and Saturday nights for
people just to drop in and dance
when and if they felt like it ?
It would be another step in
building up things to do around
here, such as the new Friday
“College Night" at he Park.
Maybe this idea wouldn’t catch
on, but with old devil cost of liv
ing rising faster than Sam Fid
man with a hotfoot, here’s bet
ting it would.
Speaking of Sam Fidman with
a hotfoot reminds us of a favor
ite subject of ours: The fact that
there seem to be no campus-wide
characters around here. No mod
el T’s assembled in people’s
rooms. No Doodles Weaver bring
ing toothbrush and shaving ap
paratus to 8 o’elocks after being
chided for late appearances. No
Sure the Administration here
would tear its hair. But it would
likely put new life into those ag
ing auricles and ventricles. And
it would undoubtedly do a lot to
make more cheerful the lives of
what are laughingly referred to
as the students.
This department will person
ally award a (deleted by column
ist just to heat the editor to it) to
the first person to stage a mam
moth tricycle race down 13th
street between classes, or name
a Miss All-Campus Slob at the
Spirit Best Yet
Saturday’s half time celebra
tion at the Oregon-St. Mary’s
Game was one of the best yet. Mr.
Robert Vagner, University band
director, and Mr. Leo Harris, Uni
versity athletic director, are to be
commended. It is activities of this
sort which do much to instill
spirit and harmony in the stu
But Something Missed
The performance of the Ore
gon band at the game Saturday
was excellent. But wasn’t there
something missing from the pro
Our past college experience has
led us to consider it proper and
customary for the host musical
organization to honor the visit
ing athletes by playing their
Such was not the case Satur
This oversight or omission
would seem to indicate poor pro
gramming and poor public rela
tions on the part of the Oregon
A Simple Way to Save a Million
Amendment 302, 303
Probably closer to the University than any other measure on the
ballot this fall is the proposed constitutional amendment whic wou
lend state tax credit for higher education buildings.
It’s numbered 302—Yes and 303 No.
The Measure Would:
Enable the State Board of Higher Education to redeem and refund
revenue bonds which now finance the higher education buildings in
Allow the board then to issue general obligation bonds backed by
the full faith and credit of the state.
Buildings such as Carson Hall, and the Student Union, which are
self-liquidating and self-supporting, are now financed by revenue
bonds. These command a higher rate of interest than do genera o
ligation bonds backed by the state.
The difference in interest rates makes the saving.
Interest savings of more than a million dollars can
Additional taxation is not proposed.
The proposal includes only self-financing projects.
^What if the projects on these campuses should default on their
bonds and the charges would go back to the tax-payer’s pocket:
The Emerald Says:
To the one objection—the State Board of Higher Education has
never failed to meet its bond requirements in the last quarter of a
A simple change of bonds—with no additional taxation will mean
a million dollars to the people of Oregon. Only lack of understanding
of this amendment will prevent its passage.
You might tell those voting friends and folks that a 302 Yes vote
will remedy the present situation which is like buying a horse for $100
when the trader will settle for $50.
—Magazine Rack ^ -
If You Want Tradition
Get a Publicity Agent
By Marge Scandling
TIME this week tells how com
mittee at Boston University de
cided traditional trophy would
add spirit to B.U.’s annual Syra
cuse game ... so B.U. publicity
man found a 100-pound bean pot
in a local pottery, took it down to
the river bank and spilled some
mud on it . . . and fed Boston
newspapers story Of “gigantic
bean pot found on river bank . . .
definitely .authentic ... 50 years
old” ... next step was to say that
Syracuse U. claimed it, and story
was set . . . teams will play for
the bean pot... at least the pub
licity man tipped off local editors
it was just a hoax . . . says he
doesn’t care who knows it — yes,
a tradition has to get started
Pro football isn’t football at all,
claims COLLIER’S article this
week, and the many they’re quot
ing is Army Coach Earl Blaik
v/ho says it doesn’t have what col
lege football has, namely “youth,
condition, spirit, and continuous •
hard work by coaches and play
ers” . . .asked what’s wrong with
pro football, he says “Nothing ,..
it’s what it aims to be—a show.
The pro’s are in the entertain
* * *
NEWSWEEK has pianist Ar
tur Rubinstein telling one on him
self ... a little boy approached
him between plane flights in Ari
zona and asked for his autograph
... finally admitted to Rubinstein
he didn’t know who he was, but
thought he was a celebrity be
cause he “looked funny.”
* * *
Winston Churchill remarked in ..
NEWSWEEK, upon receiving an- n
other honorary degree, that he’s
received more degrees than he
has passed examinations . . . and
added that it should encourage
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