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Anita Holmes, Editor
Mantel Schoccin, Business Manager
Sweet Young Voice in the Spring
"Of course I wear pedal pushers, silly, ’ said the Sweet
Young Voice on the other end of the line. " J hey re comfy.
.Why, what is this, a gag?”
Women are so suspicious, l'o tlie owner of the Sweet \ oitng
Voice, whom we anonymously telephoned for an opinion of
the wearing of pedal pushers, we can only say, “No, this is not
a gag. It is a serious sociological approach to a problem that
has been bothering a lot of males on campus lately."
It all started as a seemingly harmless note to the editor. It
said, “How about an editorial on this—pedal pusher routine
on campus? It looks like hell. In spring a young man s fancy
turns to thoughts of love . . .”
Except for persons who have a vivid imagination, the con
nection between pedal pushers and love was a little hard to
When the note was handed to us, we—like all good journal
ists—did some research. Our findings:
“Not only are they comfy,” said the Sweet \ oung \ oice,
“but they are nice looking, practical, easy to take care of and
furthermore they wear them in California.
Well, men, it looks like that’s that. There can be no argu
ment with feminine logic and as one man we talked to put it,
“It’s just something we’ll have to put up with. But whether we
like pedal pushers or not depends on who is wearing them.
P.S.—(Upon further investigation, we have just discovered
thev also wear pedal pushers in a remote area in V ashington.)
Freshmen Here Need Fortitude
We’ve been crying for class unity around here for years.
But comes a class with natural unity and we do nothing
about it. In fact, we have discouraged the freshmen and their
class of ’54.
They elected officers fall term, and began organization of a
talent show. Well, the all-powerful Student Affairs committee
decided that freshmen shouldn’t be setting out on money-mak
ing ventures and interrupting their studies, so the talent show
About the same time, freshmen women were bombarded
with a list of rules. “You can go to the library tonight . . . you
can’t go to the house tomorrow night . . . you study now, and
not then,... and if you’re good, you can have one date a month,
provided the man is approved.”
Letters to the editor complained of the plight of the plebe,
but then things quieted down. Now comes Duck Preview
Weekend, and this class closest to the high school senior de
cided to sponsor a mixer in the Student Union after the Vodvil.
The SU committee said a short, sharp “no”, so the freshmen
Now they are planning an assembly for Friday night. And
may the freshman show be good ... it has been a long time in
Officers of the class appear unusually sharp and enthusias
tic. Unfortunately, their first contacts with student govern
ment at Oregon have been anything but good.
No records were given the officers when they started the
year. They had nothing to go on, but they wrote up a consti
tption, established a freshman council, and have kept a perma
nent set of records to be handed down to next year’s officers.
The only documents given President Wayne Larotners and
his officers this year were bills for the damaged athletic field
around Homecoming time.
And one more point... this first year class is tied to no other
governing body. They are left to flounder for themselves, while
other classes half as active are represented in the Executive
Council. (Incidentally, the freshman council has held seven
meetings this year.)
Now that we’re about to toy with ballots again, the possi
bility of a constitutional amendment giving freshmen repre
sentation on the new Senate should be considered.
Our largest and most eager class deserves more than it now
receives from extracurricular Oregon._
THE DAILY 'E'...
To Karl W. Onthank, director of graduate placement,
who is the new president of the Northwest College Per
sonnel Association, which represents all the Northwest
THE OREGON LEMON ...
to the clever feminine voice that brought fire engines roar
ing to the Phi Delt House on a false alarm.
Black Cauldrons Evolve
n - —By Bob Funk
Room mates arc a race of peo
ple unto themselves, bred, I sus
pect. in black cauldrons in re
mote parts of Oregon for the ex
press purpose of driving me and
others like me mad.
1 have seven room mates. I
doubt whether many persons on
this campus are likewise blessed.
My seven roommates arc crea
tures of habit, staggering thetr
hours so that the last matey stag
gers in about 4 a m. and the first
to get up bursts into song and
"Where's my hair tonic" at about
4:30. It is no w'onder that I have
become marvelously adept ut
sleeping through class.
My room mates are all persons
of great individuality. There is
the Saturday-morning room
mate, who leans out of the win
dow next to his bunk beginning
at about 7 a m. and carries on
conversations with people in the
front yard. This is disturbing to
lie who went to bed late Friday—
but at least we always know who
is out in the front yard.
There is the Sunday-morning
room mate, who gets up at some
awful hour screaming "goody,
let’s clean the room!" and pro
ceeds to run a vacuum cleaner
back and forth over your bed
(with you still in it).
The room mate I like best is
the "hah, let us put lots of stuff
In Funk's bed, short short it, ami
haul it (town into tho front yard"
one. Only last night my bod con
tained a tennis racket, two Coke
bottles, and ft rubber frog that
croaked horribly when I inno
cently sat on him during the
dark. Tonight I am expecting
maybe a garter snake. Ha, ha, ha
One of my room mates is fond
of having parties late at night - -
preferably when everyone else is
asleep and he gets to wake us up.
At some of these parties he ser
ves refreshments, such as cook
ies with icing that looks like su
gar but turns out to be shaving
A "party” consists of waking
everyone up. nsking them if they
were asleep and or if they were
in bed, and then telling everyone
The names of my room mates
are as various as their activities
— being seven in number Freud,
the Brown Creeper, Allard, Too
Doo, Sufferin' Surf. Stromboli
With spring coming on, I may
desert this crew and take a sleep
ing bag out into the back yard.
However, out there, I would be
prey of the frogs, the night craw
lers, and the milk man. Sometime
I must take time out and think
of which is the lesser of the two
Fifth in a Series
New ASUO Constitution
(This is th« fifth in a series of
articles explaining the new ASUO
constitution which will govern
the student body next year. Of
. fleers will be elected under this
constitution this spring.)
Article four covers the Senate
which will replace the Executive
Council now in existence.
Senate membership shall con
sist of the president and vice
president of the ASUOf presi
dent, vice-president, and two rep
resentatives from each class;
nine members elected at large;
two faculty members appointed
by the president of the Univer
sity for two year terms except
for the first year when one of the
members shall be appointed for a
The Senate shall eleet Its own
officers; with the exception of
the president and vice-president,
who shall be the president and
vice-president ttf the ASUO.
The legislative powers of the
ASUO shall reside in the Senate.
The Senate shall approve by a
two-thirds vote all appointments
to the Cabinet and chairmanships
of standing committees made by
the ASUO president.
The Senate shall have the
power to investigate and report
In any area of student life, and
the power to create special com
mittees and shall elect their
It shall have the power to re
move student administrative and
judicial officers by proceedings
initiated by a two-thirds vote at a
regular meeting and passed by a
three-fourths vote at the follow
ing regular meeting.
It shall fill vacancies in the of
fices of president or vice-presi
It will meet semi-monthly ana
also at the call of the president.
It shall make all rules and reg
ulations necessary for properly
carrying but elections, and the
power to withhold approval of
class activities and functions.
It shall elect a yell king.
It shall be the duty of the Sen
ate to maintain its membership
and therefore it shall elect stu
dents to fill class omce and AS
UO representative vacancies.
Coast to Coast
Oregon students with empty
pockets should appreciate the
.story about the two University of
Miami students who got 30-day
sentences for robbing tiic poor
box at a suburban church.
One of the Isiys explained I hut
he needed the money to buy food,
' the other said he wanted to buy
gasoline for his car.
• * *
At the Fill Ilelta Theta frater
nity house, University of H Is
eonsln, the long dlstanee phone
hill was stuggerlng. It seemed
that whenever the boys Irnhllied
n little too much, they would cull
up some girlfriends lA distant
So the fraternity asked the H* II
Telephone company to fix the
phone dial so no long distance
culls could be made. The company
said this was preposterous. Mean
while the house manager is tly
ing to run down long distar, c
calls. The house was stuck last
year with $275 In uncollected*
Members of the fraternity
eould not lie reached ut their
house for comment. Their phone
A recent student council elec
tion at Hofstra College in New
York was called Illegal and
thrown out by the campus elec
tion commission. Many voters,
said the commission, were b< Ing
illegally influenced by candidates.
The Hofstra Chronicle, student
weekly, was first to point out
these illegal practices. The paper
declared that representatives of
ail four candidates had exerted
coercion on the voters to cast Hal -
lots-for their respective candi
“At first,” said the Chronicle,
“there was marked opposition
from all sides. Many students, In
cluding some In high government
positions, suggested that the
Chronicle ndnd its own busi
ness . .
The Chronicle's view of the
whole incident was summed up in
its editorial: "This is no laugh
ing matter . .
The Second Cup
Speaking of campus politics ...
Who is the dark horse he iia.s in
his stable? (Thackery).
It Could Be Oregon
“Yttur blind date is an Alpha Phi Omega—and all I can find out about
him Is that he’s trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, obedi
ent, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”