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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1951)
Maitel Scsoocii*. Business Manager
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Akita Holmes. Editor _
Sports Night.. More Fiasco Than Tun
It was billed as the “biggest show on campus'—as an "in
door picnic.” . . .
But the ASUO Sports Night was no picnic—and it was*big
only in the way it failed.
Several factors were responsible—among them general in
efficiency, poor timing, -and Student Body President Barr>
Mountain. , . .
What potentially could have developed into a successful ant
worthwhile function collapsed because of bad organizing.
Expenses approximated $150. The total intake as announced
Saturday was $169—and although the final figure will be slight
ly more than this, it is apparent that profits will be meager. The
plan was to make some money for the ASUO—but due large
ly to organizational malnutrition the sponsor succeeded on y
in raising few funds and wasting much effort.
From the beginning, the general planning for the event con
sisted of one faux pas after another. Consider:
(1) There was much question about the exact duties oi the
chairman—Dale Daugherty. It was decided to have him take
charge of the actual events themselves—the sports program
for the night. A chairman was needed for the all other nor —
and Mountain took it upon himself to handle this, a man-sized
task that should have been delegated to a regular chairman it
only for the stock reasons that more people should be given an
opportunity to participate in campus activities.
The result was that many individuals (including the already
overworked members of the executive council) were literally
dragged off the streets to sell tickets, paint posters, and do
other miscellaneous details. Poor organizing.
(2) The date selected was inappropriate. Spring term is a
difficult time to get the student body out to see a 1-riday night
event. Too many students want to go to an outdoor—not an
indoor—picnic. Poor organizing.
(3) There was no planned budget. A chairman, the execu
tive council, or some responsible individual should have fol
lowed the fundamental rule of handling this. Poor organizing.
(4) Promotional work was badly managed it did not ex
tend far enough to include the more than 3000 townspeople
that it was hoped would be attracted. Poor organizing.
(5) Ticket sales were hampered by lack of time to distribute
properly. 6500 were printed. Poor organizing.
(6) The handful of band members who showed up to pro
vide entertainment refused to perform. Were arrangements
made sufficiently far enough in advance? Poor organizing.
(7) At the event itself—there was much delay and Jerry
Crary failed to provide the animal act as advertised. Anyway,
no one thought of providing him with a microphone from the
floor until a few minutes before the opening show. Poor orga
Sports Night—which as an idea has much merit—was
originally conceived by the student body president. Much of
the responsibility for its failure comes home to roost.—T. K.
They've a Story to Tell Us
Foreign students on this campus have made about 175
speeches to various groups throughout the state this year, pai
ticularly community and church groups. The demand for them
as speakers has become so heavy that all talks are now channel
ed through the foreign student adviser’s office, to keep them
from being exploited and kept from their studies.
Why? Obviously because they are interesting, intelligent
students, having been selected to come to American schools,
for that reason. And they apparently have something to say.
But most of what they say is to off-campus audiences, 'i hey
run competition with faculty in speaking demands. But they
are a part of the University community.
What was the motivation for students and groups who spon
sor foreign students on the campus? Casual benevolence?
Teach them about the great American tradition? This attitude
. is a little sterile, we believe.
Probably foreign students know more about world affairs,
and international policies—political and diplomatic than
most informed students on the campus.
They could probably teach Oregon students something
about their country, their University, and themselves ... if
anyone were interested.—J.P.
| THE DAILY 'E'• • •
to the junior class of Kappa Alpha ’I beta for submitting
the winning Junior W eekend theme— Far Away I laces.
This theme should work well into the floats and activities
of the weekend.
In A S
Turnover in Personnel:
It seems a shame to bring up a
subject like this when everything
is so pleasant and peaceful. But
knowing that the atmosphere
will shortly get windy and hot
because of elections, now seems a
good time to offer a word of ad
vice to those who plan to be run
ning our fair little campus next
How about for Wire nominating
and appointing people who will
be abbs to serve the entire year ?
As both parties hunt for “accept
able” candidates and potentials
hunt for the “right” party, it
seems only fair to the 4,000 odd
students that some consideration
be given to them.
Let's have no more of this three
senior representatives a year,
three junior class presidents, two
sophomore class presidents, two
complete rally squads, and offi
cials who, for a variety of rea
sons, are unable to do more for
the student body than let their
name grace official stationery.
It would be nice for classes,
lionoraries and so forth to know
that the person they elect to head
them wilt do that, and the office
won’t change two or three times
during the year.
The ASUO Constitution says
that scholastic requirements for
office shall follow the regulations
of the student affairs committee.
That body says all officers must
have a 2.00 accumulative and 2.00
each term. Maybe it wouldn't be
such a bad idea for a 2.25 GPA
to be made mandatory each term
also. Look what happened within
the junior class this lust year.
After all, elected officials are
supposed to do many things, be
sides make their grades.
It's all well and good to hold
down a political or non-political
position and bask in the glory re
flected therefrom. But some of
these positions are there to be
filled and adequately so, many
This column trusts that both
AGS and USA rare enough for
the effective running of student
affairs to provide candidates who
will do the job gives them. If they
do that, the ruminating methods
Consider carefully between now
and May 2 what effccCgrades. so
cial activities, personal difficul
ties are going to be and take care
of them now. Don't elect someone
who then will be forecd to bare
his troubles to the student body.
Spring term the new Constitu
tion goes Into effect. On May 2,
a senate of II will be elected.
The two highest candidates in
this race will lie president and
vice president. Consequently, all
11 candidates will be running for
ASUO president. Is it pertinent
to say all 11 should have Lhe qual
ifications for the office ?
The Campus Answers
In the 18th century in Eng
land, there were numerous clubs.
The fat men had a club; so did
the thin men. There was a club
for ugly men, one for drinkers,
and one for teetotalers. Even the
lovers had a club. So why not
something a little different at
Why not a club for male stu
dents who are 25 and over ? Such
a social group Is now In the pro
cess of being organized. It will
have the frank and uninhibited
title of “The ’Ot Men’s Club.”
The purpose will be one strict
ly of social activation on and
about the campus, so as to pro
mote greater harmony and inter
est among those who have lived
one quarter of a century or more.
Since living is becoming more
complicated and strenuous as a
result of the modern pace, those
who have reached the age of 25
deserve some sort of recognition.
After all—the life expectancy
in India is still around 30, and
shouldn't one receive some sort
of reward while at an age when
one is certainly more aware of his
senses and more appreciative of
“Age is wisdom.” This byword
is the motto of the club.
The club is being promoted and
established by two students who
have reached thcage of 25. In the
business world one of 25 is con
sidered a “young whippersnap
The Second Cup
At the University of Virginia a
medical school cadaver was found
early one morning hanging from
a tree on campus. The body was
clad only in a yellow tie and a
sign that read, “Fletcher, change
your regime.” Dean Fletcher, as
sociate dean of admissions, is a
member of a three-man board
that has the power to dismiss stu
dents found deficient in class
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At Oregon he In a* old as the
Stanley Steamer or “23 Hkidoo.’’
Here’s to a new organization.
Tom Barry and Lloyd Lease.
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Olives on Toothpicks Again
Emerald Editor: ■
To Bruce Shaffer (complain
ant against the new street-lights)
may I say only, “Ya, bo."
Those crazy numbers already
look 50 years old.
But there is one think I want to
know. How come the lights don't
use candles instead of electricity.
It would be more becoming to
How much faculty and admin
istration control la exercised over
That’s a question frequently
asked by outsiders and just an
frequently answered by Emerald
Neither the Journalism school
nor the administration dictates
policies of the editorial or busi
ness sides of Oregon's dully. This
complete freedom on a eolloRO
newspaper Is rare, and It Is Jeal
ously Rtmrded by students and ad
An editor or business mnnaRcr
often asks advice of more experi
enced heads, but he doesn't al
ways heed the advice. To Emer
ald I tea, the old adage " live and
learn” cun well be applied.
Management of the Emerald's
budget and expenditure* is not as
much in student hands ns are
other phases of the publication.
This is understandable to some p.
degree In a state Institution.
But it is Inconsistent when the
amount of damage possible from
a misspent dollar is compared to
the amount of damage possible
from an explosive article or edi
torial. The staff is given credit
for more judgment in which
word to print than in which dol
lar to spend.
» • •
More than 50 years of complete
freedom on the Emerald is one of
the prized traditions of Oregon
Journalism students and gradu
ates. Many men and women who
are now veterans in the field of
working journalists first tasted
the pride of a free press while
working on the Emerald.
Pracllrlng journalists such as
those who started out at Ore
gon have Joined their voices in
print against the killing of one of
the world's great newspapers In
Argentina. La Premia's eud marks
the beginning of Increased vigi
lance by the rest of the world's
La Premia may be far re
moved from the Emerald. But
here is where the ideal begins.
Here is where we arc taught that
a free press is vital to a free peo
And if that concept were to
change either by a Peron or by
the peoples choice the newspa
pers of the schools and colleges
would be among the first to be
• It Could Be Oregon
“Just pull ’em all out, I>oc—I’ve got a Speech test tomorrow.”
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