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We Want No Closed-Eye Policy
If you violate the law, do you expect protection from the
The question has come up several times this year, bringing
the need for clarification of Emerald policy in printing stories
of students who violate city, state, federal, and in some cases,
We aren’t going to print names until we’re sure the student
has been arrested for robbing a store or drunken driving, or
whatever the charge. No American today is ignorant of the
great danger done by unjustly smearing an individual.
Nor are we going to overemphasize such news. It’s not worth
the play it receives in many of America’s sheets.
; But because you are a University of Oregon student, you
should be protected no more than the citizen outside the camp
us.This institution should be no nursery to cover up for a young
man or woman’s failings.
* * *
What if the Emerald does go to the high schools and par
ents of the state as representative of the University ?
We’ll put this alma mater of ours at least up to, and in most
cases well above any other state school in this part of the coun
try. And we realize that some of our fields of instruction are
stronger than others, and some of our administrative and stu
dent government problems seem insurmountable at times.
But we’re confident that our students are just as smart and
just as dumb and no more immoral than any other students
across the country. And we think our University is education
ally strong enough to bring worthwhile newcomers here with
out painting out the black and showing them only the white.
* * *
What if the law-breaker is ridiculed by fellow students after
they read in the press of his errors?
That’s the risk the student or any man takes when he breaks
Has anyone ever considered the preventative power of
knowing before a crime is committed that when caught it will
be aired in the papers?
This is best illustrated by the professor who has never even
violated Eugene traffic regulations because his pride doesn t
relish announcement of his violation in the Register-Guard.
By law-breakers, we don’t mean dormitory women who
commit the dastardly crime of wearing jeans to breakfast, or
other such violators of petty campus rules.
We mean those who break the laws recognized by our soci
ety, and punished by our courts. We ask no false blanket of
protection from our University. Society past graduation offers
no closed eye. Neither should we find one here.
Beauty in the Barnyard
Elsewhere on this page the Daily Emerald does a bit of bur
lesque on the selection of “America’s ten most beautiful wo
men” by the Artists’ Group of America.
(1) Six of the elite ten are movie actresses in one form or
another—present or past. A seventh is a singer.
(2) The rest are carefully combed from what may be aptly
termed the “Social Register.”
All of which makes for so much claptrap. Who is to say that
all ten of the epitomes of feminine pulchritude must come from
such a small and select group.
The selectors would have done better if they had peeled an
eye to the college campuses.
And we’ll wager that American Beauty No. 1 is just as likely
to be sitting on a three-legged stool milking cows in the Iowa
farmlands—or Oregon pastures—or classes in agriculture—as
making with the wow poses on Sunset Boulevard.—T.K._
to W. V. Norris, professor of physics, who has received a
citation for achievement from William Jewell College.
This award is given annually to alumni of the Missouri
college who have gained distinction in their fields.
THE OREGON LEMON . . .
to the author of this line in the good-looking new Piggers’
Guide: “When students leave the University, it is not the
classrooms—not the professors—but the traditions that
make them recall their days at Oregon.” Sorry sign of
college life if this is true.
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America s Ten Prettiest-Read Aem and Weep
Singer Margaret Phelan
.. .A Brass Gaboon
By Sam Fidman
Grades are sometimes called
the necessary evil of education.
There are instructors who frown
upon them, as well as students
who believe them to be both nee
-essary and good.
The greatest purpose served by
the grading system, especially on
the collegiate level, is to weed
out that element which simply
cannot hack higher education.
We distinguish here between
cannot and should not.
Of course, grades have both a
good and bad side to them. They
do, to some extent, serve their
purpose of “weeding out” and of
differentiating or ranking the
nuggets that wheedle out of the
In thinking about the problem,
we dug out one idea that seems to
be rather well devised..
It involves a strict interpreta
tion of grades and what they are
worth for the freshman and soph
omore years at college—and
THEN, for those that survive to
become upperclassmen, the sys
tem of grades is abolished.
Examinations under this sys
tem would still be given to jun
iors and seniors—but for the pur
pose t>f determining what diffi
culties they might be having with
the material at hand.
On the basis of these gradeless
upperclass tests, instructors
could call individual conferences
with those who “missed the boat”
or in the case of larger classes,
the instructor could call a group
of students for a seminar-type dis
cussion of the material covered in
This, It seems, would put more
of an intellectual flavor in the
upperclass. It would eliminate
pre-test butterflies and the
“cheapness” of having a grade as
the end point in education.
The aforementioned system
would meet with the disapproval
of the elite under the current ar
It would as well meet with re
sentment from the lower strata
since a strict grading system
early in the college career would
pinch a lot of feet.
But, selfish interests and am
bitions excepted, the plan seems
to smack of just what most of
the faculty and students want—
(Editor’s Note: The following news service story was printed in last
Saturday’s Oregonian. Inserted comments, in parenthesis, are our very
own.—S.F.) _ , . .
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (INS) Actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Ava
Gardner were picked one-two Friday in a list of America’s “ten most
beautiful women” announced by the Artists’ Group of America.
Miss Taylor was chosen, said the group’s director, Russell Patter
son, for having “the face and grace of an angel” and eyes and nose
described as “masterpieces of nature.
(Even we could resemble an angel—or at least turn blue trying
with Hilton’s millions tinting our complexion.)
The sultry Miss Gardner landed on the list with praise for her shy
and retiring facial characteristics” and “temptingly curved bosom and
(WELL, ntow! Avid Ava seems to have a body (true) that just does
n’t go with her facial expression.)
Swimming star Esther Williams, number three among the artists’
choices, was described as “the girl next door type, and possessor of
“flawlessly formed jaws and thighs.”
(This artist must live in a dandy neighborhood. There is also doubt
as to whether he can be so darned sure about flawless these or those.)
“Regal splendor” was given as the chief attribute of Mrs. Harrison
Williams, noted hostess.
(That is saying nothing in a short space.)
Actress Ginger Rogers, next in order, was described unequivocally
as “the most beautiful blonde in America.”
(Miss Rogers was really slighted. She should have been named the
most beautiful blonde in the last half century, since she has had a
chance to compete with ALL the rest of them.)
Colleen Townsend, also of the movies, came next. She was descriOTP
as “cuddly and cute” and “a gal with divinely shaped arms and legs.
(A-w-w-r, ootchie kootchikins.)
Seventh was singer Margaret Phelan, credited with “come hither
loveliness” and “inviting lips and shoulders.”
(Inviting what! An old brass gaboon—spitoon to the elite—hits me
with a come hither look, and definitely invites the aim of a sloppy
shot of saliva.)
Former actress and now producer Mary Pickford was chosen among
the most beautiful ten for what the artists described as her “youthful
maturity and vivacity,” plus eye-catching neckline.” Miss Pickford
also won an accolade as “everybody’s favorite aunt type.”
(Margaret O’Brien has a youthful maturity, but she lost out to Pick
ford when it came down to the neckline. Also, just off-hand, we can t
place an aunt of ours who has a neckline any riskier than a turtleneck
Mrs. William O’Dwyer, wife of the former New York mayor who
now is the U. S. ambassador to Mexico, was honored among the top
ten as a “haunting and dreamy” type woman who also shows “soul
tenderness” and' is equipped with a striking, intelligent forehead.”
(Maybe we could pickle her head and preserve it for future genera
tions to sigh and pant at. We can think of a gal who works in a San
Francisco five and dime who has tenderness, is dreamy, and is equip
ped with a few items which we would rank above even the sexiest
Completing the list was socialite Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt, chosen
for her “sweet dignity, charm and understanding,” plus “lustrous hair
and shapely ears.”
(Oh, to have shapely ears.)
The Second Cup...
In the midst of a squabble over campus politics, one of our
deeper thinkers was heard to remark, “A peanut rots away in
side and the whole world is supposed to jump.”
That charity which longs to publish itself, ceases to be char
• It Could Be Oregon
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“I wish you guys would ‘thumb through’ my medical books a little
faster—I’ve got to study ’em.”