Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 08, 1951, Page Three, Image 3

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    -Morals on the Campus
(Continued from page two)
I don’t say that there isn’t the
element of the game or contest to
be found in “dating.” Of course
there is. For one thing, remem
ber that most of thes^youngsters
are inexperienced, and many of
them are scared. All of them are
deeply vulnerable.
The boys fear that their ad
vances will be rejected; they
don’t want to take a blundering
step that will break a relationship
that they find attractive and
moving and would like to con
tinue for some time. The girls
know they will have to live in the
college community for some time,
they know how the boys boast,
and they don’t want their stand
ing blasted. Neithr of them is
playing a game.
Both of them, moreover are
groping for the real relationship
that will work, they are still look
ing for the ideal of romantic love
that I discussed in yesterday’s
article; they are at the same time
also looking for some one who
fits the economic, social, and
prestige standards that Ameri
cans do not wholly forget even
twhen they abandon themselves to
These young people—even the
so-called “popular” ones—share
some of the loneliness that char
acterizes all of American life.
They want human companion
ship. The;/ fear, as Miss Mead
rightly points out, to give them
selves wholly, to surrender com
pletely. But this fear is not just
part of a calculating game. It
comes from a knowledge that, in
the American male, there is a
protracted period of study and
preparation for a career which
makes marriage a very distant
culmination of a courtship, and
often leaves a number of wreck
ed sexual and emotional hopes be
I have had occasion to discuss
with several of the more articu
late students the comparison be
tween the 1950 college generation
and the “revolt generation’’ of a
quarter-century ago.
There is still, as there was at
that time, a considerable amount
of drinking on the campus. There
is constant “dating.”
But as far as I can make it
uot, there is this difference. In
the generation of the 1920s. the
young people were in revolt
aginst the Puritanism of the
American tradition. They did
what they did mainly as an asser
tion of their freedom, and as the
expression of disillusionment
with the sawdust stuff with
which their minds had been filled.
But. in the case of the mid-cen
tury generation, there is no dis
cernable “revolt.” They are not
showing their disillusionment.
Their drinking and dating and
petting are the products of a
hunger for human warmth at a
time when the sense of human
fellowship all over the world
seems to be crumbling. And even
more, they are the product of a
sturdy and self-reliant effort to
find some pattern of fulfillment.
Remember that the older bro
thers and sisters of this college
generation are today showing a
greater desire for roots than ever
before. The recent census figures
show they are refuting all the
population theorists and instead
of committing race suicide they
are raising large families. The
college generation of today
shows the same kind of mood.
This is not an escape from emo
tion, but an experimental search
for emotion with meaning.
(TOMORROW: The Kinsey Report
and the Colleges)
Co-Op Members
For your own protection please
observe the following:
1. Be sure you have a membership.
2. If for any reason you drop out of
school during the year please
leave your cash register receipts
in the proper envelope at the office
of the Co-op.
3. To be sure of your refund try to
have your envelopes turned in to
the Co-op before May 20th. The
deadline for these receipts is us
ually sometime in the last week of
4. Checks will be mailed to students
who have dropped out of school.
5. Patronage Refunds will only be
paid to students with memberships
on record at the Co-op.
6. The refund is paid in cash during
final examination week soring
7. Turn in only one envelope. If an
other is required please staple to
gether. Be sure your name, home
address and membership number
is on the envelope.
Crycfor Receives
Library Position
Robert W. Crydor, for the past
year a student in the graduate lib
rary school of the University of
Chicago, has been appointed ad
ministrative assistant of the Uni
versity library, according to an an
nouncement by Carl Hintz, librar
Crydor will begin his new duties
A native of Illinois, Crydor at
tended Joliet Junior College and
the University of North Dakota be
fore going to the University of Illi
nois, where he received the baccala
ureate and master’s degrees. He
went from Illinois to Chicago to
work toward the master's degree
in librarianship.
Post-war Italy Film
Due at Mayflower
“The Bicycle Thief,” Foreign
Movie Club-sponsored Italian film,
will be shown at the Mayflower
Theater at 7 and 9 p.m. Wednes
day and Thursday.
Shown Post-war Italy Life
Depicting life in post-war Italy,
the film shows the poverty of the
workers and how even the bare
bicycle is worth stealing w’ithout
true justice in restoring it to its
A Mayer-Burstyn release, “The
Bicycle Thief” features Lamberto
Maggiorani as the father and
Enzo Staila as his seven year old
son as well as Lianella Carell and
other actors.
Prices at the Mayflower are 55
cents for University students.
9 a.m.—Lane County principals,
Dad's Room, SU
12 noon—SU publicity commit
tee, 112 SU
1:30 p.m.—Housemothers' tea,
Alumni Hall
4 p.m.—Heads of Houses, 113
Foreign students, 110 SU
7 p.m.—Yeomen, 110 SU
8 p.m.—Phi Mu Alpha, 334 SU
Group Holds Open House
Open house was held by the Con
cert, Dance and Movie standing:
committees of tfce SU Jan. 7 to
gather a pool of students interest
ed in working on these committees
during the term.
Refreshments were served. En
tertainment was provided by the
Alpha Delta Pi trio—Pat Belmer,.
Harriet Vahey and Joan Safarik.
ampus Interviews on Cigarette Tests
Humber 11...
“Thereby hangs
a taleT
^Iie class clown went out on a limb and tried to prove
cigarette mildness by the quick-trick method! He tried the fast inhale, fast
exhale test—a whiff, a sniff—and they still left him up in the air!
But then he got his feet on the ground. He learned that there is
a reliable way to discover how mild a cigarette can be!
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