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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 5, 1952)
The Oregon Daily Euerai* b nublished Monday through Friday during the cdleMjrgir,
versitv of Oregon. Entered as second class matter at the post office. Eugene, Oregon.
scription rates: $5 per school year, %2 per term.
the associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written b) the editor.
Lorn a Las son. Editor __
Robert Greknlke, Business Manager
Phil Bettens, Managing Editor
Carolyn Silva, Advertising Manager____
Geetchen Geondahl, Biu-Ciothies, Don Dewey, Associate Editors
AmmuInI Press. United Press. Member. Associated Collegiate Press.
News Editor: Larry Hobart
Assistant Managing Editor: Phil Johnson
Chief Night Editor: Sarah Turnbull
Sports Editor: Bill Gurney
Asst. Sports Editor: Larry Lavelle
Asst. News Editors: Kathleen Fraser, Jim
Hay cox, A1 Karr
Makeup Editors: Kathleen Fraser, Judy
McLoughlin, A1 Karr
Wire editors: Donna Lindbeck, Lee McGary.
Len Calvert, Mary Ann Mowery, Helen
Editorial Associate: Roger Sudd
Feature Editor: Harriet Walrath
Photographer: Fred Schneiter
Day Managers: Mary Waddell, Maureen
Reiter, Sally Thurston, Merle Davis, Sally
Advertising Salesmen: Janet Petersen. Ward
Cook, Marcia Dutchrr, Sally Haseltinc,
Barbara Kerleu, Nikki Trump. Silva W in
A Tribute to Mr.^lckes...
The old Curmudgeon is dead. Long live his memory.
Harold L. Ickes was that rare bird in the public service (or at
least it seems so lately) who was scrumptiously honest and
fearlessly forthright in everything he did or said while serving
as Secretary of the Interior from 1932 to 1946.
“HonestisHal” made a lot of enemies during his time. He
had a tongue like a two-edged sword and he showed no re
straint in the use of it. During the Roosevelt Reign lie was
administration hatchet man and trial - balloon - sender - upper.
Plenty of verbiage which should have been hurled at F. 1). R.
caught Ickes square in the face—and was returned two-fold.
But we’re not going to review his life. Most people know
something about this colorful demagogue who may have missed
a few opportunities to keep quiet, but never missed an oppor
tunity to do his job as he saw fit, with honesty and energy un
excelled by anyone in the governmental service during the past
We could use a few more public servants cast in the Ickes
mold. He was a credit to his country.—B. C.
A Question for Linfield College...
Linfield college has really come up with something new.
We can hardly wait to see who is the queen of the ball there.
It was a Sunday Journal story on the candidates for queen
of the Intercollegiate-Knights’ Sweetheart Week that aroused
- The headline on the back of the Journal sports section sa^s:
"Six Frenchmen in Contest for Queen of Linfield Ball.” W ith
the story is a picture of six freshman girls, but we don’t quite
see how they fit into the situation. Could be consorts for the
Frenchman who is elected queen?—D. D.
A Rose for Mr. Truman...
Our congratulations to President Truman.
Mr. Truman and the press haven't seen eye to eye for a long
time. He has what most politicians call a “bad press.”
We’d like to reverse the trend.
The President had a very special invitation to hear Evan
gelist Billy Graham’s harangue on the presidential doorstep.
Mr. Trumarr didn’t accept.
• We’re momentarily proud of him. One of the most sensible
things he’s done this year. Washington may need saving, all
right, but we feel the entire nation needs saving from the
Graham sideshow.—B. C.
Another for the Administration
We’re mighty glad our University administration will come
out and say what it thinks—unlike the top officials of a school
about 40 miles to the north.
While browsing through the OSC Barometer the other day
we came across a story beginning like this:
“A disinterested reply was given to the OSC cooperative
managers telephone committee by the administration in an an
swer to the request for the College to state its stand on the
phone issue for organized living groups.”
• The OSC committee asked whether or not the College would
permit local houses to connect with the campus switchboard.
The dean of administration answered that a decision hadn’t
been fully considered, but serious obstacles could be recognized.
Nothing like hedging around the issue!
. Contrast this with our dean of administration’s strong defi
nite statement a couple weeks ago before the ASUO senate.
Dean William Jones said, “The administration ... feels that an
appeal of the tariff should be made before the Public Utilities
commission.” , , • ' , '
' Not only did our officials decide to say something... they
said what we w.a/ijgcitp.lieat..
- - Letters to the Editor
"Big Brothers ..
You are to be commended for
your February 1st consideration
of the local juvenile problem.
The YMCA "Big Brothers" move
ment appears to be well Intended;
however, your article suggests
that more harm than good will
come of these good intentions un
less the "Big Brothers" have a
deeper understanding of the total
situation than do Mr. Briggs and
While enjoying the feeling of
"being a bit more broad minded"
nnd “being an influence on a per
son's character,” you might.bene
fit from an inward look at the
origin of your brotherly motiva
tion. Unless you have a sincere
and unselfish concern for each
lx>y with whom you come Into
contact, all your efforts will be In
vain. Your "LJttle Brothers” will
be the first to perceive an artifi
cial sympathy since most of them
have spent the majority of their
lives actively combatting the in
sincerity of adults.
If Mr. Briggs and Mr. Wilhelm
are sincere in their interests, I
find it difficult to understand
why they feel called upon to con
demn publicly the institution in
this county that has accomplish
ed more than any other in the
attempt to Improve the lot of un
derprivileged and mistreated ju
veniles when they are clearly not
in possession of the facts. For the
enlightenment of these well
meaning "Big Brothers" and
those who have accepted their re
port as factual, here is the correct
information on the conditions at
the Skipworth Home which, out
of ignorance, have been "de
The supervisor, rather than
having had “no training in sociol
ogy,” has a BA in Sociology and
Psychology, has completed 20
hours of special studies at the
graduate level, worked with Port
land psychiatrists in the handling
of juvenile cases, and has for
some time cooperated with the
U. of O. Psychology Department
in the handling of psychological
care for boys that come to the
home. His wife has had an equal
amount of training in sociology.
The program director taught at
the college level for five years
and is presently at work on his
Through the efforts of these
people and those they have found
to give much-needed assistance,
an old machine-shed has been
converted into a modem building
with a schoolroom, counseling
room, five boys' bedrooms and a
30 by 40 ft. gym. Community aid
has helped to make possible a
home which has been greatly ap
predated by most of the boy*
who have lived there during the
past yea;- and a half.
Further assistance is needed,
and suggestions for improve
ments arc welcomed by the staff.
However, persons who have the
welfare of the boys in mind
would do well to know something
of the present orgnnlzutton and
philosophy of the home before
they pass flippant judgments
that may hinder the work pres
ently being done. If Mr. Bi iggs
and Mr. Wilhelm are Interested
in obtaining further information
about the situation facing them, I
welcome an opportunity to be of
B-12 Stan Kay Hall
Without Fear or Favor
II has been a source of satisfac
tion to me to see how you run
your news in the Emerald. I have
had some experience with other
college newspapers and I have yet
to see one that covers the police
beat without fear or favor.
I am referring, of course, to
your seeming policy of running
the names of every University
student that runs afoul of the
law. There is something to be
said on both sides of the question.
From- a professional newspaper
man's viewpoint you are to be
congratulated. From the view
point of some mem berg of the'ad
ministration, no doubt, you are
poking your nose into business
which is no concern of yours.
Of course, the Issue is not so
clear-cut as that, but I gather
there are some of the (towers that
Ite who would heave a sigh of re
lief If you would cease and desist
your newshawk activities Inso
far as the police blotter Is con
But yesterday you scored a
clean beat on those who impute
ulterior motives to your straight
forward action. I notice you had
a small story on page six which
included the name of one of your
journalism instructors. Surely,
you could (if you were slanting
your news either by sins of com
mission or omission) have killed
that item. But you didn't. Con
Name withheld by request
rfiom tfte Monique...
20 YEARS AGO
Feb. 5, 1932—I,aw School stu
dents indict co-eds. The defend
ants must appear at “Barristers’
Ball" Feb. 10. Said Dave Epps,
general chairman of the ball, "All
the ‘Lizzy Ones' must appear at
the ball or have judgment taken
against them for breach of prom
ise and contempt of court.”
“If you have to drive thin thing to school, do you have to park it in
"Why’il THAT story go on
page one? Mow’d you find out
about It? Who’s responsible?”
Those arc only a few of the
questions we anticipate each time
our phone rings, or when students,
come to the door with u "May I
sec you for a moment?"
We're always glad to tulle to
these people and help straighten
them out bn our policies and or
So we got to thinking the other
day that, If people take the time
and effort to walk over here, or
give us a ring, many others, who
we never see or hear, must have
the same questions.
We’d like to answer these other
questions. So we’re going to give
it a try under the heading of this
column, "It's YOUR Emerald
column, "Your Emerald and
What'll we say? Things wo
think you, our readers, might like
to know. We’ll discuss why some
stories are run the way they are,
why they're on page one or eight,
who's responsible for what's in
the paper, and so on.
Who Does What ?
For instance, do you know that
one person Phil Bettens, senior'
in journalism and Emerald man
aging editor- in responsible for.
the placement of the news, the
size of headlines, the pictures, in.
short, the general news operation
of the paper. He has four what,
we call "makeup" (not the li|>
stick and rouge variety i editors
working under him each taking*
a 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.ni. shift once
a week. It’s their news Judgment’
that determines whether or not
u story is important enough, or.
wil! attract enough Interest, to
hold a page one spot.
News Editor Carry Hobart,*
junior in Journalism, is the man
who says what's news and what _
Isn’t. He’s in eharge of all the
writing—other than sports and
editorial—in the paper. If he
doesn't think a story Is written
according to Journalistic stand
ards, he changes It.
If any of you have a news tip
or story for the Emerald, h» li
the one to call or drop by and
Did you realize that many of
the Emerald’s headlines arc set
letter by letter by hand ? This, *
and the all-important job of proof
reading (finding and changing,
the errors in type that comes off
the typesetting machines) is in
the hands of Chief Night Editor*
Sarah Turnbull, junior in foreign
And the uds, those revenue
producing pieces of copy that
make it possible for you to re-*
reive an eight-page daily news
paper, are the responsibility of*
Business Manager Bob Greenlee,
senior in journalism, and Adver-.
Using Manager Carolyn Silva,
junior in political science.
News of how our basketball •
team’s doing—and all the other
sporting stories—come under the «
jurisdiction of Sports Editor Bill
Gurney, sophomore in liberal ai ts.
These are people most of you’
don’t know personally . .. you
probably never will. But you
know them through the Emerald. •
What you read is the result of
We’ve taken enough space here
to tell you about "Your Emerald
and You” column. You’ll be see
ing it more or less regularly *
from now on.
The sky’s the limit on content
...as long as it concerns the.
Emerald. So, if something’s begn
puzzling you,, don’t hesitate fo ■.
tell us. Maybe our other readers
-would like It explained .too.