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Anita Holmes, Editor Don Thompson, Business Manager
ILorna Larson, Managing Editor Barbara Williams, Advertising Manager
Tom King, Ken Meteler, Don Smith, Associate Editors
Dear Santa—Take, Don't Give
Don’t give us anything for Christmas this year, Sir Santa.
We don’t want a Cadillac or a fur coat or a vacation at Sun
We only want you to take things away from.us this Dec. 25,
Mr. Claus. The greatest gift you could deliver would be the re
moval of some of that which we already have.
Take away distrust.
When you clean distrust from every heart, you’ll take war
away from our 20th century. And you’ll remove forever that
schism separating ours and the Russian world. What a great
gift that would be—disappearance of distrust.
Take away poverty and hunger and want.
With one sleigh-bell ring, swreep away our slums and empty
stomachs and yearnings for a higher standard of living. But
don’t let anybody tell you that communism will be the eradi
cator of poverty and hunger and want.
Take away ignorance.
This is a big order, but if you could possibly do it, most other
ills wrould go too. Incidentally, Santa, if you happen to have a
spare brownie assigned to this project, he might do away with
final exams at a certain Oregon school.
Take away pettiness.
Take the smallness out of people. Make them forget their
crafty ways, and look to their neighbors rather than them
Take away selfishness.
Put it back in Pandora's box, and surely you will have re
moved evil’s greatest root. If you can’t give us any of these
other “take aways," please do something about selfishness.
With it gone, Christmas would truly be here.
THE DAILY . . .
to men of Minturn for organizing three championship in
tramural teams in one term; to Yeomen, PiKA, Delts,
and other groups who sponsored outstanding dances Sat
urday night; to Dr. H. E. Dean, assistant professor of po
litical science, first faculty member to be called to the
This last paper before Christmas just can’t give a
Lemon—so another "K” to students, faculty, and admin
istration who have stood by and helped this paper of yours
through its first term of ’50-51.
It Could Be Oregon •
“I was chosen to play Santa for our sorority an’ l*m just waiting ’til
they all get to bed. Who are you going to play Santa for?”
cMoujl to mcJze oh /J
What the Professors Like To See
How do you get an A ? Ask the
man who gives one—the profes
sor. And the answers given are
what make up this, the last in a
series of three, on how to get that
top grads, _
First of all, said one professor
of history, does the student an
swer the test questions? A long
essay, no matter how well-writ
ten, on some subject other than
the one of the question, will not
win an A from this professor.
“I’m interested in what the
student has learned in the course
I teach,” he explained. “I appre
ciate the knowledge he has gain
ed elsewhere, and hope he will use
it to learn in my course, but I
cannot grade him on material
that is nbt pertinent to the sub
ject under discussion.”
A well-organized paper will
meet with a favorable attitude
on the part of most professors
and graders. Legible handwrit
ing helps, too. Though grades
aren’t given on handwriting, an
unintelligible scrawl is likely to
create a bad impression.
“Regular class attendance is
important, and the A student will
cut few, if any classes, one Eng
Summary on A's
Well—how do you get an A?
If you really want A’s, better
follow the advice of the student
who reads his material three
times, formulates questions,
studies his class notes, “learns”
the professor, and has answers
prepared long before he takes
the test. DO all that, and you’ll
get your A’s; because few stu
dents think A’s are that worth
But before you start worry
ing about A’s; why not take the
advice of the psychology depar
ment faculty — ask yourself,
“Should I try to get an A?”
Then maybe you’ll decide to take
a D in econ, so you can db a
really good job in philosophy.
And then, maybe, you’ll be
lieve the A is incidental—it’s
new ideas and growth in under
standing for which the good
lish professor proclaims. “I can
not see my way clear to give an A
to a student who misses many
But the absentee gets consola
tion from the business professor
who believes "that achievement
is the only basis for grades; I
don’t see where class attendance,
by itself, should be the basis for
Taking the trouble to get all
papers and assignments in and
done on time; and taking care of
see that they are completed care
fully and thoughtfully, seems to
several professors to be the ear
mark of an A student.
And most professors are prac
tical enough to admit that get
ting to know the professbr sel
dom does a good student harm;
knowing the professor in the
sense of being able to realize
what he stresses and emphasizes,
what type of answer he prefers in
his tests, what kind of lectures he
gives, how much he counts on
class discussion, Outside reading,
But, the professors will point
out, the best way to get an A is
to study the material of 4$e
course, comprehend it, learn it.
And, though sometimes diffi
cult to believe, most professors
contend they enjoy giving A’s.
The famous Rose Bowl
Seats 95,000 people.
Yet it would take
More than ten Rose Bowls
All the parents
And everyday people
In all walks of life
Bell System stockholders.
About 975,000 people-including
200,000 telephone employees
A part of .their savings
In the telephone business.
It’s their money
That helps make possible
Top-notch telephone service
A service vital to our
National defense effort.
BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM