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Anita Holmes, Editor
Maetel Sceoccin, Business Manage
I.OANA Laeson. Managing Editor
KtM Metelm, Don Smith, Tom Kino, Associate Editors
Transfusion Needed By Salem Jaunt
Trips to Salem and the chambers of the state legislature are
rapidly becoming the thing to do, if only someone will. A
YWCA planned junket to the Oregon state capital Thursday is
going ahead under a full head of steam, athough to date re
sponse has been negligible.
At $1.75 a head, there isn’t a better show to be seen any
where in Oregon than at the legislative sessions and/or com
This show, it might be remembered has direct bearing on
each and every student enrolled at the University of Oregon.
The Salem show has a direct relationship with the operation of
the University. This point, not apparent enough to all stu
dents, may be some of the reason why there has been so much
difficultyln stirring up a busload of interest.
Although a visit to the legislative chambers is right down
the alley' of those students who are interested in political sci
ence, or related academic subjects, the relationship of the
state government to the individual student cannot be empha
sized too much.
The dignity and businesslike fanfare of government, plus a
relaxing trip and getting away from the campus for a day, all
add to the drawing power of the proposed journey.
It would be sheer tragedy indeed if such a worthwhile ven
ture were to flounder and die because a student body of several
thousand could not produce a busload of “mental plasma. S.F.
Poor Precedent—A Shoddy Garment
How much is each Oregon student worth to the state f
That’s a question which is now before the legislature s ways
and means sub-committee on higher education. And, accord
ing to the latest issue of the Oregon Voter, committee mem
bers don’t think the student is worth as much as the State
Board of Higher Education would budget for him.
The state board is asking the legislature for an average of
$12,650,000 per year for all campus instructional units in the
state. Divide this by enrollment of 13,942 (4,624 of which would
he the University) and average per student cost per year is
$900 of state funds.
Incidentally, that enrollment figure is the state total, based
on estimates submitted by each school. It represents a 10.8
percent drop for next tall compared to fall of 1950, at the Lni
Take that $900 per student again. That’s more than double
what the per-student cost of instruction was in 1947-48, the
year of the big sw'ell in college enrollment.
Remember, that year five of us were living in dormitory
units for four. Classes were jam-packed. Professors were far
too over-worked. Lines were long, and everything overcrowd
ed was temporary, we were told.
Well, that year there was an average of 22 to 30 students per
instructor. The ideal is 13*4 students for every teacher. And if
the state board’s enrollment-budget figures are accepted this
year, Oregon will count 15 students per instructor.
There’s no reason why higher education in this state should
continue to have a lop-sided student-instructor ratio just be
cause that ratio existed before. No reason except that the leg
islature is short of funds because of the basic school levy in
crease and the soldiers’ bonus which the people approved in
November. But should other departments be robbed because
of these two revenue-eaters ?
It’s easier for a politician to starve higher education than to
cut the budget of some project which shows more immediate
returns and wins more votes. But Oregon has a reputation and
tradition for outstanding state government.
We hope this legislature will continue the tradition. We
hope the statesmen in Salem outnumber the politicians.
| THE DAILY 'E'...
to Art Larson, president of the Eugene Duck Club, who
again has consented to come to the campus and speak for
college spirit at the rally Thursday morning.
THE OREGON LEMON...
to those Oregon students who are limited by neither time
nor money, but are simply not interested in state govern
ment and a visit to the legislature.
—-Magazine Huck —
Presidential Ponies Circling Ring;
Cowboys Riding on College Campuses
—By Marge Scandling—
"Who, If Not Truman, for
L 1952?” asks U. S. NEWS in an
article this week . . . reports that
Truman is dropping hints that he
won’t choose to run in '52 . . .
Democrats are wondering If HT
is showing preference for Gen
eral Ike by moving him out of his
secluded Columbia University
spot and back into the limelight
other observers arc waiting for
him to show preference by mov
ing Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson
into the Secretary of State post
... but Eisenhower, though "polit
ically independent" (meaning he
could be a candidate for either
party) remains the favorite pros
pect . . . other Democratic leaders
as Barkley and Speaker of the
House Sam Rayburn are consid
ered too old . . . while former big
names as James Brynes, John
Nance Garner, and Cordell Hull
have quit the national scene . . .
FDK, <Ir„ of New York, is regard
ed as too young and lacking in
experience . . . Republicans con
sidering Ike for the nomination
are warned that he’s an "out
siller” on whom the party wwuld
have to take a chance, which
would he too bad since the party
thinks its chances are Rood for
'52 . . . Taft forces would of
course fight Ike's nomination nnd
observers feel the General would
n't take a divided party nomina
tion . . . though as an old soldier,
he might regard a call from Tru
man as a call to the service of his
country . . . Truman's decision,
however, will probably not come
until after the Republicans name
their candidate at the 1952 con
• • •
Cowboys have invaded the col
lege campus, reports the POST
this week . . . rodeo teams are
the newest intercollegiate sport,
with 35 teams established in 11
Western states now .. . including
one at Washington State . . .
sports writers predict that at
the rate its growing, someday tin
same inducements offered to foot
ball players will be offered to
• • •
U. of Chicago’s "boy wonder'
of education, President Robert
Maynard Hutchins, has ldt . . .
and the campon In trying to net
lined to It, according to a LIKE
article . . . during hi* 21 yearn In
office, llutchlnn Hturtled many by
hi* uttrmpt to *how "what an
education for American* should
lie" . . . enraged Chicago ulinunl
by liunnlng blgtime football, told
the Hludent* they didn’t have to
attend clan* If they did llielr
work, and could graduate iu two
year* If they qualified for a de
gree . . . behind him he leaven an
assortment of wisecracks on edu
cation .. . on U. 8. learning: 'The
regular cycle from the bottom to
the top is to take a course, memo
riae It. take a test on It. pass it.
forget It” . . . on alumni: "All
alumni are dangerous. No mu t'd
change could ever he made wrf)i
their approval" ... on football:
"There ure two ways to have a
great university. It must cither
have a great football team or a
greut president" . . . and on mak
ing changes: "All tinlverslth s
should be burned down every 2.’>
years lest they get In a rut."
— Sky’s The Limit —
Gurgling Hilda Takes Wrong Road
And Makes Your Troubles Minute
—By Sam Fidman —
Sit back on your big, fat easy
chair and listen to the soft, me
lodious strains of a violin-led
waltz. Chomp on your bon-bons
and take a swig from your bot
tle of near-beer. Pat the furry
creature lying at your feet on its
head, then sit back and light up
a cork-tipped regal-size cigaret.
And then start griping. And
keep right on griping. You, more
than most anyone else ever born,
have more troubles, more wor
ries, shortcomings, and internal
or external maladies.
Your in-grown toe-nail is a
damned sight more irritating
than anything anyone else has.
Irritating to you, that is.
There are certain times of the
year when you are “good” and
that is sufficient. Around Christ
mas time you feel the warmth of
the brotherhood of mankind.
Around New Years Kve, with the
fattened cover charges, you feel
the pinch of that warmth as it
cools off and contracts.
A fine way to ease your tor
ment is to don your water-soak
ed shoes, leave the warmth of
your room and furry pet, and go
for another walk in the great out
of doors. It is drizzling just a bit,
but actually you find yourself
enjoying the mild spray of mois
The Second Cup
To tie in with the dormitory
men’s opinions of their meals, a
word or two on eating:
* * *
Tell me what you eat, and I will
tell you what you are. Brillat
* * *
Better halfe a loafe than no
* * •
Thou shouldst eat to live; not
live to eat. Cicero.
* * *
A cheerful look makes a dish a
.lust Outside the front entrance
to Heapotrash Hall for women
you spy young Kinll Blowgas In
an empassloned clinch with shy,
retiring Hilda Bumberguarde.
“Emil, Emil, oh Emil.”
“Hilda, Hilda. Hilda."
"Emil, Emil, my Emil."
The two lovers melt together
in a well-lubricated osculation,
well intended, but unnecessarily
“Blub-blub Emil," gurgled the
lovely Hilda, all three eyes wat
ery with emotion.
“Oh my little, bitty, witty, Ilil
(la, what house arc you pledg
"Oh me big hantsome Emil I
ain't pledging no hoime I I'm the
independent trail for me."
“Did you hay Independent?"
naked Emil, Ills eyes wide with
"Yes," bleated the luscious Hil
da, "I said independent."
"Then goodbye, Hilda," whis
pered the smooth Greek, “I guess
that Is that between us.”
So, when you get back to your
room you feel lucky and you
thought you hud troubles.
It Could Be Oregon
“See—I told you we could get dates If we Just had a car.”