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Nope—lt's Not Money I Want
Today the Kmerald printed a letter to dads which I m en
closing. But I wanted to add a line or two of my own, because
the letter doesn’t say everything I want to say.
(Two whole sentences without mentioning the high cost
of college living. Dad’ll be surprised!)
A lot has happened on the campus since you sent the last
check (oops!). We’re preparing a big celebration and you re
invited. In fact it’s in your honor.
It’s called Dad’s Day. It’s a day when you can throw away
your office cares, Dad, and enjoy yourself. You 11 be King, and
the whole campus will be at your disposal. Remember the
date, Feb. 23 to 25.
(Bet he’s still suspicious about the money angle. This 11
Put away the checkbook, Dad, this isn’t written for money. I
want you to be my own personal King-for-a-weekend. So come
on down, Dad, we’ve prepared something real special just for
Joe College. >
R. A. Taft: Every Day a Hat in the Ring
Presidential Hopeful Bob Taft let loose with more political
<fire and briiystone Saturday.
“Reckless and thoughtless” he calls Truman’s actions.
“No faith” he calls the American people’s evaluation of
And he agrees “in practically every respect” with Hoover’s
plea for emphasizing the buildup of air and naval forces.
The hue and cry of the candidates who constitute the
“presidential prospectus” for 20 months hence have been heard
with unrelenting frequency in past weeks. And not the least of
the stumping has been the handicraft of the clever Mr. I alt.
Saturday’s policy statement was not the first by the present
"Mr. Republican” and needless to add it will be anything but
Whereof he next will speak is a matter of conjecture that
historically should remain a puzzle only until such time as he
finds an opening in his daily schedule again.
This all adds up to unadulterated—
Politicking for ’52,
The lines are being drawn . . . and as Taft projects himself
into the picture more and more, Eisenhower s possibilities
seem to steadily dwindle. True to the service he is performing
for his country, Ike is more concerned with carrying out his
present responsibilities as Western Europe defense chief than
with creating a “Run Eisenhower Band-wagon.
Eisenhower, in fact, is putting national welfare before
Taft is for national welfare, too—more specifically as it
relates to November of '52.
There is a question of how much of this sort of thing the
country will swallow in one lump.
Especially since Truman is flashing his colors, too . . .
calling railroad unions “Russians" and the RFC report
The political picture is gradually being filled in.
It doesn’t make too prettv a scene at a time when national
unitv is needed so very much.—T. K.
THE DAILY 'JT'...
to Pierre Pasquio for winning the heart’s king title, and
to Ann Graham, Nancy Hall, Jody Greer. Gretchen Grefe,
Carolvn Silva. Connie Ohlsen, and Anne Vincent for engineer
ing the annual Heart Hop.
THE OREGON LEMON . ..
to the Student Union loud-speaking system which cut off
Speaker Clarence Derwent’s microphone to make an an
nouncement throughout the building several times Friday.
A Snob Among Snobs Portrays Life
As Snobbery and Counter-snobbery
From Stan Turnbull
It sounds inhumane but possi
bly if someone gets killed or
maimed in the big mail-home-a
letter-to-dad contest today it
would point up the idiocy of this
In former years people have—
and it may happen this year too—
tried to get into the University
press in the wee small hours to
get their papers early so they can
win this big contest. H it’s so im
portant, who won last year?
BU you know ...
That a wombat can eat 40
pounds of Kala grass in a year ?
That the British Medical As
sociation Journal says that four
pints of beer daily will satisfy the
human requirement of riboflavin ?
Obviously the University and the
liquor commission are in cahoots
to keep us from getting enough
That there are snobs on this
very campus ?
That brings us to the first of
what will undoubtedly be a drawn
out series on Campus Snobs, a la
Russell Lyses . . .
One of the most galling types,
because they’re so righteous
about it all, is the snob who down
deep is a To-H e 11-With-the
Peasants Snob. He/she is'a “cam
pus leader,” whatever that means,
and is an officer in some branch
of government or a member of
some board—and'quite serene in
his/her belief that he/she is doing
the best that can be done for the
Sometimes, if pressed, this type
of snob will even invite student
comment—but only in the hope
of getting backing for an already
decided pet plan.
The counterpart of this snob
(for every snob there’s a counter
snob, with words and music) is
Snob. He doesn’t bother to find
out why decisions are made; he
just gripes no matter what the
Then there are the Greeks-are
Snobs Snobs and the Independ
ents-are-Snobs Snobs, the Studi
ous Snobs and the Grades-are
Unimportant Snobs . . . Watch for
the remainder of this griping
The Campus Answers
Challenge from OAC
We bowling enthusiasts from
dear old OAC wish to extend an
open challenge to any five stu
dents frt>m the Southern branch
who would like to bowl a friendly
home and home series on any two
consecutive Saturday afternoons
or any other convenient times.
Possibly we could agree on some
type Of a rotating trophy.
WTe hope our offer will not go
unchallenged. You may contact us
by writing to
Don Ten Eyck
Disapprove Dance Plans
In reply to the article concern
ing plans for Senior Ball in the
Emerald of Feb. 7 we should like
to say that we do not approve of
the plans Mr. Church and his com
mittees have made. We took in
formal p o 11 a in our classes and
found that the following are some
reasons for disapproval:
1. Too many campus traditions
are being abolished. The Senior
Ball, as one of Ehe nicer traditions,
has been considered an important
formal occasion of the year.
2. Your proposed costume
dance will not be well attended
because many of the campus “Joe
Colleges’’ do not like to wear cos
tumes; many girls do not like to
wear them either.
3. How many formal dances are
going to remain at Oregon ? The
Military Ball was nice, but we
didn’t have it this year, and now
they want to turn our other for
mal dance of winter term into a
We hope that the Senior Ball
The Second Cup
After all there is but one race
All sects are different, because
they come from men; morality is
everywhere the same, because
it conies from God—Voltaire.
Nothing ventured, nothing
gained. A bird in the hand is
worth two in the bush.
Two heads are better than one.
He travels fastest who travels
The crest and crowning of all
good, Life’s final star, is Broth
committees will read this letter
with some consideration, for it is
our individual opinions combined
with the opinions of other stu
dents. We recommend for finan
cial reasons, if for nothing more,
at least limit your dance tp short
silk if you can’t keep the tradi
tional formal dress.
Donna C. Anderson
Curses on Jurgens p
I am writing not so much in
protest to the King Perry outfit
as to the nature of the bands at
Will I be telling my grand
children the reason they don’t get
to have nice music for their dan
ces in the Erb around 1982 is that
the Senior Ball committee in 1948
lost $600 on Dick Jurgens? That
is a little far fetched you may say
but every time in the last three
years a top band hasn’t been hired
that is the reason put forth by
officials through the Emerald to
the student body.
Let’s be practical about this!
Did anyone lose money on Les
Brown, Skitch Henderson, or Ike
Carpenter? Did OSC (I hate to
have to pour salt in the wound)
lose a nickel last spring when they
had to guarantee a couple of
thousand dollars to Vaughn Mon
roe ? On Feb. 23 at State a little
band some of you may have heard
of is playing. Some fellow by the
name of Ralph Flannagan. So the
price is more. How many students
would rather pay $3.50 to hear
Flannagan ? If a survey was taken
I am willing to lay odds that you
would find no financial loss re
sulting from the appearance of
At Vanport there was the prob
lem of not being able to secure
top bands and attendance was
poor at the dances. So the school
paid for the .local band and a free
dance was held occasionally with
As a parting note remember the
Military Ball last year? It seems
they lost money and did a good
job of it without the help of a
It Could Be Oregon •
“Did you ask for the salt, Louise?”