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Anita Holmes, Editor
Don Thompson, Business Manager
Lorna Larson, Managing Editor
Barbara Williams, Advertising Manager
Tom King, Ken Mf.tzler, Don Smith, Associate Editors
Assistant Editor: Sam Fidman
News Editor: Norman Anderson
Wire Editor: John Barton
Sports Editor: Pete Cornacchia
Assistant Managing Editors: Bob Funk, uret
chen Grondahl, Ralph Thompson, Fred Vos
Circulation Manager: Jean Lovell
Assistant business Manager: amney nmaiu
National Advertising Manager:
Layout Manager: Martel Scroggin
Portland Advertising: Karla V an Loan
Zone Managers: Fran Neel, Jean Hoffman,
Virginia Kellogg, Don Miller, Val Schult^,
-Are There Some Radicals Present?
Wednesday we related how Communism would never infil
trate the Oregon campus.
Today we offer the opinion that maybe we wish it would!
Or is that putting it a bit too strongly?
Maybe there should be a rephrasing: what we need is more
political consciousness on the part of college students. Organi
zations of a radical, or liberal, or socialistic nature might pro
Why do we say this? Because education is a symmetrical
thing. It includes exposure to other ideas and other ideologies.
Conservatism is a virtuous attribute—but it should have the
past experience of viewing radicalism.
In a nutshell, we feel a campus has a better educational en
vironment if it contains elements which are both in support of
and contrary to popular student thought.
For, however much we are intolerant of “out” groups, we
should be doing ourselves a service if we learned more about
them so as to be better able to combat them.
The first steps would involve a more student body-wide in
terest in political parties and groups—the Young Republicans
and Democrats, and the Progressives.
Thus Students would become more politically conscious, and
more aware of world affairs. A more active interest among all
students in these organizations; a familiarity among the stu
dent body as a whole about workl affairs rather than only local
affairs; a general awakening to the importance of concern about
these matters if only from an educational standpoint: These
we feel make for a higher interest and, against an expanded
Did we aforemention “conservatism?” Perhaps we meant
Did we really mean Communism?
No . . . but then maybe it would take something like a Red
cell to cause the awakening and awareness of which we speak.
Some Fast Stepping and Good Playing
New blood in the band this year has given it the lift that it
Most of the blood, we imagine, was supplied by Robert Vag
ner, new band director, who has turned the Oregon group in
to a smart looking and fast marching unit. And along with the
blood, there probably was some sweat and tears—for organiz
ing SO musicians into a tightly knit band that looks snappy and
sounds good is no easy task, for the director or for the musici
The formations at half time at the Portland game, and at the
St. Mary’s game last week were outstanding—both in plan and
in execution Plans for homecoming and for the Oregon State
game should be equally well executed.
Granted, last week the band had some competition in the
form of Gloria Ellexson. But while Gloria got the vocal cheers,
which she deserves, the band didn’t go unnoticed. The spirit
displayed by the band in its march on the field and its snappy
clicking of heels on the last beat, may have been just the thing
that got the rooting section in the right spirit for the game.
A snappv band performance before the game and at half-time
can add a lot to the pride a student takes in his school.—D.S.
to freshman men and women interested enough in stu
dent government to petition for class odices—despite the
confusing changes in petitioning procedure.
THE OREGON LEMON . . .
not to Ike Carpenter, but to those publicity agents who
persist in calling him "New King of the Keyboard.” He
can’t be that good.
Colleges from Coast to Coast
Police at Washington, Beavers at California
Up the coast to the University
of Washington—we find a mock
meeting of the U. N. Security
Council. Members of the Interna
tional Students Association at
Washington formed the council
and discussed the relative merits
of an international police force.
It was all part of campus obser
vance of United Nations Day.
Also in the police line at the
Seattle school, a University po
lice force is now being organized.
It will provide “central control
and responsibility for all camp
us protection and safety activi
Hardly in the safety line was a
recent paint job by 13 unidenti
fied “chemical engineers” from
Oregon State College. They trans
formed California’s golden “C”
into a bright orange “O.” The
Barometer said this is believed to
be the first orange paint job on
the “C” since the war. It’s locat
ed on a hillside directly above the
* * *
More serious subjects are both
ering male students at the Uni
versity of Mississippi. This week
they heard the dean of students
say, “This seems clear: every
Mod Columnists Hike South
In the dead of Tuesday night, Columnists Sam Fidman and
Stan Turnbull threw off their shackles and decided to hitch
hike to San Francisco. Not for the game—not for the weekend
—just because they wanted to go. Maybe they were trying to
refute Turnbull’s Wednesday column: “there seem to be no
campus-wide characters around here.” Regardless the reason,
San and Stan were last seen on a south-bound highway Tues
day night. And Wednesday afternoon, came this:
PRA 96 SER PD - GRANTS PASS, ORE. 127P
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
REPORTERS REPORT TO THE STUDENTS STOP
BOTTOM HAS DROPPED OUT OF HITCH-HIKING
STOP IDIOTS ABROAD ENROUTE SAN FRANCISCO
STOP OR IS IT FANS FRANCISCO STOP ALL AUTOS
TRAVEL NORTH STOP COMMIE PLOT STOP WE
WENT SOUTH WITH THE BIRDS STOP AVERAG
ING 8 MPH STOP DARNED NEAR STOPPED STOP
FLESH WEAK STOP SPIRIT LOW STOP KEEPING
STIFF UPPER LIP STOP
THE ROVER BOYS
young man must realize now uiul
he must spend a period of time in
the national service as a normal
part of his life.”
Editorial comment on this
statement was “the sooner we ac
cept the new idea, the better.”
# * *
University of Texans have sent
a petition objecting to the Uni
versity of California loyalty oath.
It was circulated “as a gesture of
sympathy on the part of Texas
students and as an indirect slap
at the University of Texas loyal
* * *
University of Idaho theater
goers are seeing “No More Fron
tier,” which was written by an
Idaho graduate Talbot Jennings.
A touring show of “She Stoops to
Conquor” is playing at Montana
State University. University of
Minnesota players are giving it.
Coffee-drinkers at the Univer
sity of Utah are now paying threfi^
prices for their precious bever
age. The Union building coffee
shop asks ten cents per cup, the
cafeteria charges seven, and the
bookstore “is still bravely hold
ing the line at the old fashioned
* * *
Syracuse, Cornell, and Colgate
students have taken a firm stand
against any form of abduction,
vandalism, and road-blocking in
connection with college rivalries.
They did not want to “destroy
the friendly rivalry existing be
tween the schools—rather to
lessen the danger of personal
harm or property damage.”
The Campus Answers
In regard to 316—X—Yes.
In the last ten years we lived
together, my husband spent ap
proximately $10,000 on whiskey.
Even prohibition, with its inevi
table evils would be better than
Now I live alone—and like it.
(Name withheld by request.)
That Giraffe Again
As long as everyone else is hav
ing something to say about the
liquor advertising bill, I might as
well put my two cents worth in.
At least it is more interesting
than arguing about the service at
There is one point I would like
to get straight. How much adver
tising can you do before adver
tising gets to be promotive? The
main purpose of the bill is to get
liquor out of the public eye and
to erase the power of suggestion
of the people who read the news
papers. At least that is the only
purpose 1 can see. Maybe this will
work, but I doubt it.
You can see a 10 inch ad with
three or four facts in it just as
well as you can see a 10 inch ad
with several paragraphs of read
ing matter-—sometimes even bet
ter. Space and layout are very
important factors in an ad, but
the contents of an ad can be made
If the “dry” are trying to
work toward another period of
rotten and poison liquor, increas
ed consumption, and enormous
expense of enforcement, I believe
they have got the wrong slant on
the whole deal.
Also there is the principle of
the whole thing. I read in the
back page of the Oregonian this
morning that two men had died
in automobile accidents the past
day. Going on this criteria, auto
mobiles are a ‘bad’ thing and the
public should not be allowed to
read advertisements of the car
manufacturers. Maybe we should
abolish these evils. Just think of
all the lives we could save.
After all, automobiles are
worse for the people because
more people are being hurt, and
then again, the human race has
been drinking alcoholic beverages
for several thousand years be
fore they got off their feet and
got into an automobile.
Nevertheless, if you’ll pardon,
the rephrasing, “the way to limit
the activity of the giraffe with
out killing it would just be by
cutting off his legs.” I don’t see
the subtlety of this remark, but
if Mr. Peterson wants to go
around cutting off giraffe’s legs,
he can. Personally, I like giraffes.
It Could Be Oregon
“OK men—This grassy field will give us a good chance to try our
hidden ball play.”