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Here's To The Second 75
This weekend we’re looking back on 75 years of education
in the University of Oregon. We gaze up at old Deady hall and
try to visualize it in 1876—standing all alone in a grassy field.
We read of the struggles and hardships undergone by those
■who have built our institution.
And we’re probably sitting back and saying, “They’ve done
a good job.’’ This is fine, for a minute or two. Then let our
thoughts return to the present—and go on into the future. If
the University people of 25 years back had, on the school’s
50th anniversary, said “We’ve done a good job.” and just left _
it there, there’d be no library, new science building, no Stu
dent Union, no increase in curriculum, no additional faculty
Xo, we should during this day of celebration of our 75 years
of progress think ahead and plan for the future. The realiza
tion of the work done before us should inspire us only to forge
ahead—toward our goal of giving the best possible education
to Oregon’s young men and women.
Now, after 75 years of building this University of ours, let’s
start work on another 75 years of progress.
Time For a Trial?
We’re happy to see that the ASUO cabinet is considering
an honor system for the Oregon campus.
Frankly, we don’t think a campus-wide honor system has
much chance for success here. On a campus where cheating is
tradition, the sudden shift brought by an honor system might be
too great a temptation.
Admittedly chances for success are slim. But now is as good
a time as any to give the system a trial.
If cheating continues under the new system it won’t take
the professor more than one test to find out.
If the cheating should stop, then the system is a success;
and we'll have something of which we can be proud.
Although a campus-wide system might perhaps be a fruit
less experiment, we see absolutely no reason why upper division
students should not be given this trust. Juniors and seniors
have already undergone a vigorous weeding-out process. By the
time they reach upper division status they realize that they
must make the most of their courses, not operate on a test-to
test, class-to-class basis.
Eventually the plunge must be taken. Why not find out now
if the system will survive on this campus?
If it’s a failure; forget it. But if it should succeed we’ll be
able to reap the benefits now instead of later.—D. D.
On the Screen...
Tuesday Bargain Night at Campus Theater
By Wes Robinson
Scenery is being built and cos
tuming chosen in preparation for
the Lab Theater scene jamboree
Tuesday afternoon and night at
at the speech school. For all those
who like the theater, this is a real
treat, a bargain night. Every
thing is free.
A short one-aeter and four 25
ininute excerpts front the plays
“Blithe Spirit,” "The Importance
of Being Ernest,” “Ghosts,” and
“The Women” are being whipped
Into shape by technique of acting
classes for final presentation.
Three out of these five will be
chosen for the Tuesday night
The cinema for the coming
week in Eugene:
“Rhubarb” (MacDonald): For
the first time In something like
two years, Ruy Mllland gets to
exercise his prowess as a comedi
an. Also, for the first time since
“Lost Weekend," he gets to get
drunk on the screen. And for the
first time ever, he gets to play
opposite a cat.
All of these things plus a good
many others all neatly wound up
together go to make ''Rhubarb" a
pretty good show. Undoubtedly,
it would have been a better show
had those who adapted it from
the H. Allen Smith bool^ attempt
ed to keep the humor more H.
Allen Smith-ish. In .spots, their
substitute slapstick sticks out
like a sore thumb. Generally,
however, the comedy is pleasing
enough to fulfill most anybody's
demands. And if you like either
cats or baseball or both, it'll be
more than pleasing.
The story concerns a tough,
golf-ball-stealing alley cat (Rhu
barb) who gets himself adopted
by a milionaire that's crazy
In course of time, the million
aire dies, leaving 530,000 and a
major league ball club to the cat.
The club’s press agent (Milland)
becomes the unhappy keeper of
the feline, only to discover that
his girl (Jan Sterling) is allergic
to Rhubarb. The former king-cat
of the garbage cans becomes the
lucky mascot of the team, then is
kidnapped by gamblers in an at
tempt to make the v.lub lose a
coming game. Best touch in the
picture is the artificial rain-mak
ing which floods the field while
leaving the rest of New York dry,
as a device to gain time until
Rhubarb can be found.
As it stands, the chuckles are
plentiful enough; but a good job
of editorial cutting and glueing
would help the presentation tre
mendously. You can have a really
riotous afternoon of it anyway,
though. if you simply do ono
thing: tuke your dog along.
• • • • •
“Pickup” (liellig): This Is a
class C picture which cornea off
amazingly well for ull It has
against It. The film seems to la*
growing In reputation and popu
larity every place It’s shown.
The picture doesn't really de
serveas much praise as it's get
ting, however although producer
director-script-actor Hugo Haas
is entitled to a big hand for try
ing to make it something.
The story concerns a lonely
man (Haas) who gets hooked
into marrying a floozy. The men
tal impact of the marriage cuuacs
him to become deaf, but he re
covers in time to find out she Is
planning to kill him for his
money. When her asslstant-ln
crlnic backs out, Haas is aide to
dispose of her and go back to
I hr lonely hut happy life he knew
In-fore lie met her.
One reason why people like this
one is because they go ln expect •
Ing nothing anil rome out having
seen at least a little something.
They Ni-cm to get more than then
money's worth, ho to speak. But
if one goes In expecting anything
at all from the picture, hc-'M
bound to be dlfiappolnted. The
ment of surprise is what makes it
‘•Time of Your IJfc” anil “Lit
tle <.iunt” (Hex): Abbott mul
Costello can In- refreshing if you
haven't seen or heard them for
a couple of years, hut even so
two of their pltcurcs at one sit
ting Is pretty wearisome. "Time
of Your Life" is more original
than most of their vehicles uml
not quite as slapstick, lint after
you've seen that one, you'll prob
ably hsve all the Abbott ami
Costello you want.
the new college
Beyond Springfield on S. Jasper Rtf.
presents the Modern Music of
Every Saturday Night
"THE EUGENE STORY"
See someone just like yourself, —in the
movies! The "Eugene Story" Is a story
about YOU, a student of the University
A full length picture, In 'Natural Color'
Filmed by Reelife, Holloywood.
Will Play at the
NOV. 5. 6. 7.
—To the Editor—
Yourn Monday article, “Ger
many Renews Student Dueling,”
written by the United Press is
quite a nice story, but it is not
all true. If it wouldn’t be so ob
viously nonsensical, I could try
to meet the editor in the Uni
versity of Oregon’s first duel,
without “mask and arm guards”
of course as in your story, but
not “in secrecy.”
Dueling has been forbidden in
Germany for a long time. The
"Occupation authorities first
banned the sport because it was
practicied by aristocratic frater
nities from which the elite of the
army officer corps was selected.
It was thought to promote Ger
man militarism and nationalism.”
That is really the peak of silli
ness, for, even in the Nazi period,
duels—your “manly sport”—were
forbidden, as they are now.
Prohibition, of course, can not
absolutely prevent dueling, as the
study of journalism does not nec
essarily make good journalists.
There are so many German stu
dents on the campus. Why were
none of them asked about that
problem before wasting your
space by printing that stuff?
A final word yet: Most of the
German post-war students have
been soldiers during the war.
They won't tolerate being chal
lenged to prove their pluck by
dueling. Some foolish guys are
exceptions, but not the German
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