Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 13, 1952, SPRING OPENING Edition, Page Two, Image 2

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Opinions expressed on the editorial pare are those of the writer and do not Pretend to
represent the opinions of the ASUO or of the University. Initialed editorials are written by
tiie associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written by the editor.__
His Pride in the 'll' Goes with Him
This is where we came in—one term less than four years ago.
But we’re finally got our union card so now we’re going East.
One of the questions we’ll probably be asked as an Oregon
graduate is: “What kind of a University do they have out
there in Eugene?”
It won’t be hard to answer.
It’s a damn fine one, mister. One of the best in the country.
And it’s steadily improving.
You might consider a University as a social triangle with
the faculty making up one side, the library another, and the
physical plant the final leg. They combine to make a University
as strong or as weak as the collective parts. At Oregon they
make it strong.
It’s not hard to take a quick inventory of the new additions
to the physical plant. There’s the Student Union, one of the
finest in the nation, with facilities for any social occasion.
There’s Carson hall, an ultra-modern dormitory for women.
The new business administration building will be ready next
vear. The new science building, fully equipped with the latest
gadgets, will be opened this spring. Over in Deady hall, the
University theater is one of the very best in the country with a
$30,000 light mixing panel second to none.
The new addition to the library brought the booK snen
capacity to 535,000 volumes. The open shelf system is unique
among state universities and matched by few private insti
tutions. It enables students to go where the books are, browse
among- them, rather than wait at the desk for one book at a
time. President Newburn misses no opportunity to strengthen
and improve the library.
We hesitate to comment on those professors we consider out
standing faculty members. But to nail down the point about
high-class faculty, we might mention two professors we don t
know anything about except what their reputations indicate.
There’s more to the new building than its atomic age equip
ment. Professor R. T. Ellickson, head of the physics depart
ment at Oregon, was the former head of the physics department
at Reed College where physics is the single most distinguished
department in a distinguished college. Pierre V an Ryssel
berghe, professor of chemistry, is an international authority
on electrolysis.
Other items: Last year the French Government presented
honor awards to 10 American universities for distinguished
work in French literature. Oregon was one of the ten.
Oregon has four Ford Foundation fellows. Only six other
institutions in the United States have been honored with four
Ford grants.
The sophomore honors course adopted tnis year is aesignea
to challenge and stimulate superior students. This is expensive
education for a state institution, comparable to that offered
in the finest private universities.
The law school, school of architecture and allied arts, and
the school of journalism have national reputations which com
mand respect throughout the country—and perhaps even
farther. Eight state department sponsored German newspaper
men are studying at the Oregon school of journalism. Oregon
was one of four schools in the United States selected by the
state department for such a program.
Of course, there’s still an intangible that goes along with the
social triangle. You might call it school spirit. We don’t care
much for the term so we’ll call it something else. Pride. There
should be a lot of it at Oregon. There’s plenty to be proud of.
Sometimes we tend to sell the University short because we
doubt if a state institution can keep its requirements high
enough to match the private universities. But to meet that
problem, the University has established the freshman dormi
tory program with an expert counseling system. The system is
newer than the Student Union but even so it paid off last fall
term. The entering freshmen who can make it if they have
help, are making it, and the others who should never have
started to college are quickly spotted and returned to their
rightful owners. This is democratic education at its best.
It’s a fine system in a fine university. Give it a year or two
and this stuff some people call school spirit will bloom like a
rose in fertile ground.—B. C.
(P.S. We’ll still call it pride.)
(Ed. Note: This is the last time you’ll see B.C. at the end of
an Emerald edit. Associate Editor Bill Clothier has all his
graduation credits and leaves soon for a position with Better
Homes and Gardens magazine in Des Moines, Iowa. We re
sorry to see those initials, which represented a mighty able and
willing associate, disappear from this page.)
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YMCA Prexy
H AH CHUN, senior In art ami
architecture, recently elected
YMCA president. Other YM of
ficers elected were Ted Uoh, spe
cial student in liberal arts, vice
president; I^onard Calvert,
freshman In pre-journalism, sec
retary; and Jim Hetrick, fresh
man in biology, treasurer.
Buggy Shows Speed
Police reported an unusual traffic
violation. A driver was arrested
for drunken driving, running a red
light, and going the wrong way on
a one-way street.
Vodvil Heads Reauest Names from Houses
All-campus Vodvll Program
ming Chairmen Joanne Forbes ami
Patricia Bcllmer have requested
that living organizations elect and
turn in the names of their house
chairmen to them before March
21. MIhh Forbes may be reaclii^ru
5-900*1, MIhh Bcllmer at 5-2615.
The first meeting of chairmen will
be held April 2 at 4 pm. In the
Student Union.
got "final frenzies"?
Relax for a bit before those finals. Drive out
to Rod Taylor’s for quiet, friendly atmosphere.
Chinese and American foods for your enjoyment.
'Why not drive out TODAY?
rod taylor's
4CM) Pacific Hiway S. Dial 5
A Representative of Long's College Book Co.
Will be at the "Co-op"
Wednesday March 19 thru Saturday Noon March 22
To buy used textbooks which are
No longer required on this campus.
F. Grant Getchell and
James W. Getchell
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