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Opinions expressed on the editorial page are those cf ‘he writer and do
represent the opinions of the ASUO or ottbe University. Initialed editorials
the associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written by the editor.
those cf the writer and do not pretend to
* ars written by
Air eta Hour**. Editor MaartL ScaoociN. Business Manager
Lobna Labson, Managing Editor_
Tom Kino, Kin Mternia, Jacbii Pbitaen, Associate Editors_
Fbax Neel. Advertising Manager
News Editor: Gretchen Grondahl
Sports Editor: Phil Johnson
Wire Editor: A1 Karr
Feature Editor: Bob Ford
Asst. News Editors: Marjorie Bosh, Bill Frye,
Asst. Managing Editors: Norman Anderson,
Phil Bettens. Gene Rose.
Night Editor: Sarah Turnbull.
Circulation Manager: Jean Lovell.
Zone Managers: Abbott Tame, Harriet ' a
hey, Denise Thutn, Yal Schultz, Sally
Thurston, Gretchcn Grcfc, Barbara Keelen,
layout Manager: Keith Reynolds.
National Adv. Mgr.: Bonnie Birkemeier.
Post-Mortem on AGS Triumph
A majority, a top-heavy majority of voting Oregon students
has picked its student body officials for next year. AGS won a
whopping victory, and USA suffered the worst defeat since
its establishment three years ago.
So go the tides of political fortune. The democratic system
says the majority is right, and so it is.
The campaign was clean, the candidates fair to each other,
and the only complaints which reached our office concerned
the Emerald editorial page's election stand, and the preferen
tial system of voting.
Complainers said Emerald news columns had been com
pletely fair, the full page interview of the candidates was just,
but the editorial was opinionated.
This is an ideal situation, and we hope it continues to exist.
Unbiased news columns, an editorial page which takes a stand.
We ask for nothing more, and we hope this campus newspaper
never loses its independence to the point where it fails to take
As for the preferential system of voting, we cannot help but
wonder. A voting system which is completely misunderstood
by the voters cannot be healthy. And few are the voters who
understand the preferential ballot.
However, it has merit in that it provides representation for
the minority. Both political parties and also non-partisan can
didates end up with representation, which is good.
New student officers would do well to re-examine this plan,
and if it is retained, attempt to teach it to the voter early in the
It is only one segment of the new constitution which will be
administered for the first time next year. The new ASUO presi
dent, Bill Carey, has proven that he has the confidence of the
students and that he has excellent organizational ability. With
these qualities, plus a good vice-president and a strong Senate,
Carey and the ASUO should have a good year.
Junior Colleges in Oregon?
A major step has been taken toward developing a junior col
lege system in Oregon.
The legislature passed a bill permitting their establishment
in local school districts having $20,000,000 or more assessed
valuation and at least 500 school children enrolled in the ninth
through twelfth grades.
Such a plan has both its pluses and minuses. Junior colleges
are excellent for those who intend to matriculate in college for
only two years. Students who are uncertain as to how they will
fare scholastically in a University may begin in a two-year
school with more confidence.
The advantage of beginning a college career near home has
its good points (and sometimes its bad points, too).
In California the junior college system has proved a boon
to education. Universities there are already overcrowded. As
it is, many begin in junior colleges—which takes part a great
load off the four-year schools. It also allows the latter to con
centrate more on upper division and graduate education.
Certainly Oregon and Oregon State are not overcrowded to
day. But they expect to be in the future.
Just exactly what effects a junior college system would have
—and also how many districts will be able to finance such pro
jects is open to question.
It will take time to actually bring about junior colleges in
Oregon. But such a system has possibilities that should be
goes to the freshmen women who have made the sale of
“Kisties” a success and to the many students who bought
them. It means money for Phi Theta scholarships.
Campon Critic ...
3 Short Stories by Somerset Maugham
Become Successful Screen Adaptations
By Don Smith
It is pictures such as "Trio,”
now at the Mayflower, that make
you think that movies really are
better than ever. However. Holly
wood can have little credit for
this film, since it is a British pro
Following the plan of "Quar
tet,” "Trio” In a film of three
short stories by W. Somerset
Maugham; the author briefly dis
cusses each story before its pre
sentation. Sitting through this
film is an experience similar In
effect to sitting down with a good
book. When you've finished,
Each of the three short produc
tions are given excellent core by
the cast and directors; there is no
need to worry here about minor
roles being poorly handled, or un
attended details botching up the
works. Each character is a dis
In the first story of a vicar,
you're given a glimpse of a lovely
middie-class family that accumu
lates great wealth. It’s a humor
ous, heart-warming tale of a fel
low who get* removed from hi*
position nt church because he can
neither read nor write. Then he
goes out and makes u fortune op
erating; tobacco shops, and ends
up giving; a donation for the poor
of the parish or the church for
which he used to work.
While the first story is of the
warm chuckle variety, the second,
Mr. Knowall,’ * Is more guffaw
able. In this you discover ttiat an
ostentatious bore (the slap-on
the-back type of salesman) is
really not the total heel he's sus
pected of being.
"Sanatorium” is the third, and
longest, of the stories. It has Jean
Simmons, the only member of the
excellent cast who has gained
any great public in the t'nlted
States, in a lead role. This one is
a love story of two tubercular*,
who meet In a Scottish sanatori
Much of the story’s value
comes from the characterizations
of other patients, and bits of their
lives, that arc presented. This one
Ik tt little too long, n little (no
Hlow at first; but the cleft nr ting
of the east keeps It In line with
the other two stories.
Itette Davis Iiiii displayed her
great talent once uk»Iii In "I’ay.
ment on Demand”, which was at
the Mae earlier thin week.
In this tcar-Jerking story, liol
lywood's most honored .ye^-ss
portrays a middle-aged f / \l
climber whose husband gets tin I
of her relentless pursuit of »u ■
cess and usks for a divorce. At
this point, she (via unique flash
backs) runs over her life with
him hunting for the reason for
divorce; and when she finds the
reason, decides she has been a
rather selfish creature.
Miss Davis plays a 17-yenr-nld
girl, a woman In her ISO's, and a
woman In her 10’s In this (IIijj-,
and plays all with magnificent
ease and authority.
It appears that Bette, who
floundered around a good deal
during the last few years, is once
again back on course.
- Ro: Hash —
Columnist Funk Does Some Philosophizing
On Drowning Fly, Coke, and Spring Love
She sat looking moodily down
into her Coke, watching a fly
“Life,” she sighed. “The entire
nasty enigma of life is here in
this glass.” A tear coursed down
her face, and slowly evaporated.
He was not listening to her. He
was not even looking at her. He
was looking at a girl who obvious
ly had no IQ to speak of.
So he thinks she’s pretty, she
thought. Hah, those pretty ones.
He turned back to the table and
looked her full in the face. “Who
are you?” he asked.
As several who heard the ap
peal in behalf of two ousted fel
low-students, we want to enlist
out wholehearted support to the
As long as there is any uncer
tainty concerning the manner or
method of the recent bearing, it
would be in all fairness for them
to receive a new hearing. A
charge such as these boys are
facing is legally beyond the Jur
isdiction of a University commit
tee. Certainly no court of law
would charge and convict a per
son in such a short period of time,
with such far-reaching conse
quences resting on the outcome.
We must take our complete ac
cord with the two letters that ap
peared in the Thursday issue of
the Emerald. We hope the entire
student body will arise as one to
support these two who have
reached a cross-roads in their
lives, the question of being able
to continue their preparation for
their future lives.
Charles A. Duncan
Charles M. Hart
James H. McAlear
George C. Douglas
••I’m the girl you’re having »
Coke date with.” She gnashed
her teeth loudly, and the people
at the next table moved.
“Oh, that Kiri." And he smiled
his sweet, cretin smile. “I knew
we knew each other some place."
"I wish—oh, I wish life were
not quite so enigmatic," she sigh
ed, and another tear rolled off
her lower eye-lid and scored a di
rect hit on the still-drowning fly.
“It doesn’t bother me,” he said
In a deep voice. “I chew gum and
do sltting-up exercises.”
“Sitting up, shmitting up, gum
shmum,” she said. "Let's hold
“I’d rather not while I'm drink
ing this coke.”
“But It’* spring—look it's still
He looked, and there whs an
other giil going past. She kicked
him savagely under the table, but
he did not feel it. She quoted aomi
Shakespeare under her breath,
and picked the fly out of her
Coke with a spoon.
Somewhere an orchestra was
playing the “Love of the Three
Oranges.” Somewhere a wound
ed banshee was singing a hymn
to Venus. It's love, she thought.
He turned back to her. “Let's
make snakes out of our straw
wrappers,” he said.
“Let's," she said. Love. And the
wonderful emotional tangle of it
all came crashing over her.
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