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Casolyn Silva, Business Manager
Masjosy Bush, Don Dewey, Gar.tcutx Gsospaul. Associate Editors
Give It a Try
“I’m not going to vote for it. Why? Oh, I just don’t think it’ll
work. Too many guys cheat in my classes right now.”
“Sure, I think it’s a good idea. I don’t like to have proctors
standing over me every minute. They make me nervous. Why,
I’m even afraid to look up from my paper in a test. Every time
I do the professor seems to be staring right at me.”
These are only a couple of the many and varied comments
heard on campus since the honor code committee released its
final report on an honor code for Oregon to the ASUO senate.
Today all these persons will have the chance to express their
feelings, pro and con, where they'll really have some effect—
on the honor code referendum ballot.
We agree completely with honor code committee members,
with the board of deans, with other University groups, that this
code must be desired by a large majority of the student body
before put into practice.
But we consider ourselves unqualified to say, as some are
saying, either: “The honor code WILL work at Oregon” or
“The honor code WON’T work at Oregon.” We can not see
how anyone would be qualified to make such statements.
But, we’re willing to give it a try.
There’s a deplorable amount of cheating going on right now.
And how are we going to prove that a well-planned and intelli
gently-administered honor system won’t reduce cheating at
Oregon if we don’t give it a chance?
Otherwise this could be one of those eternal debates—where
hundreds of hours are spent discussing abstractions and
theories with no concrete evidence—pro or con—ever secured.
Student to Student
This is a special week at Oregon—the annual week set aside
for the World Student Service Fund drive.
Amid preparations for Duck Preview, practices for the All
Campus Sing, and spring-term busyness, we seldom stop to
realize that all university campuses are not so fortunate.
Students in Asia and Europe have few pleasures. Bad hous
ing, inadequate diet, and lack of books and equipment take their
toll in lives and in educational opportunities. WSSF is de
signed to meet these immediate needs—to work directly in
supporting the schools and helping the students.
This is the one concerted effort of Oregon students to give
concrete, practical aid to needy fellow-students. If you heard
one of the University foreign students speak on the work of
WSSF, you will know that it is supplying a two-fold need : ma
terial aid and also something less tangible, but equally im
portant—friendship and understanding.
It’s a satisfying feeling to know you’re contributing to this
spirit of cooperation. You will be doing just that when you
attend the Vodvil Friday night, give to your favorite candidate
in the “Ugly Man” contest (proceeds are for WSSF),or add a
little more to your personal contribution.—M. B.
It's [Election Time
Now is the time for all good moppets to come to the aid of
the Party! This is brought forcibly to our attention by a news
photograph of Mr. Taft, with a small child pushed against his
knee (both looking rather ill at ease) during a recent public
Well over a hundred years ago a young reporter on the Lon
don Morning Chronicle took shrewd note of the political cam
paigns of his day. And in “Pickwick Papers,” the book he was
producing by candlelight, in his brief snatches of leisure,
Charles Dickens described an election at “Eatanswill.” 'J he
rival parties were the “Blues” and the “Buffs.”
As the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, Parliamentary candi
date for the Blues, paraded through the streets, his right-hand
man said to him, “Nothing has been left undone, my dear Sir—
nothing whatever. There are twenty washed men ... for you to
shake hands with; and six children in arms that you’re to pat on
the head, and inquire the age of; be particular about the chil
dren, my dear Sir,—perhaps if you could—I don’t mean to say
it’s indispensable—but if you could manage to kiss one of ’em,
it would produce a very great impression on the crowd.”
An election campaign is still an election campaign on at
least two sides of the Atlantic, and long may the parents re
main free to choose who shall pat their moppets on the head!—
Christian Science Monitor
-The Atomic Age
Rep. Rivers Keeps Pork Barrel
Filled for South Carolina
_ _— By Phil Johnson -—
Representative Frank Boykin
(D.-Ala.) is a great admirer of
Representative Mendel Rivers
So Boykin mentioned Rivers
in a speech Mar. 17 at the 151st
anniversary of the Hibernian
Society of Charleston.
He praised Rivers' noble rec
“There Is no man In Congress
more beloved, more astute and
more respected for his wonderful
abilities and his devotion to duty
than Is Mendel Rivers. Somehow
I feel that he no longer belongs
to the people of the First District
of South Carolina. It Is because
of the marvelous things he has
accomplished In the nation’s
Congress—and particularly on
the all-important Armed Serv
ices committee of the House—
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now belongs, not alone to the
people of Charleston, but also to
"I remember full well the al
most singlehanded fight he put
up in the days of the economy
drive initiated by Secretary Louis
Johnson to keep open the great
Navy yard here in Charleston.
For several days Mendel labor
ed—personally preparing techni
cal and statistical data to ex
hibit to the Congress the econo
my that would be effected to the
nation's treasury by continuing
the operation of the Charleston
“Day after day he worked in
the cloakrooms as well as in the
House- and in going from office
to office to call upon the mem
bers of Congress, Republican as
well as Democrat; he literally
wore a groove in the marble
floors of both House office build
, ings to accomplish that objective
in behalf of his constituency.
“The fact that he sucoeeded in
his task—and against bitter odds
—was the greatest mark of com
mendation and respect that could
be paid him by his every col
league in the House. I know that
this is true because I was, in a
very small way, privileged to
help him in that work.
“Certainly, no one should know
better than I what it meant to
labor, to the business interests,
to real-estate values and to the
overall commercial interests in
a city such as Charleston to have
retained that payroll to the work
ers of this metropolis.
“Equally important was Men
del River’s single-handed accomp
lishment in inducing the United
States Air Force to locate its
new, great $3u,uw,uuu case nere
in your city when a score or
more towns along the seaboard
were pulling every wire possible
to bring it to their own localities.
“It is because of such facts as
these I say to you that so long
as Mendel Rivers serves the First
District of South Carolina in the
nation’s Congress—that you here
in Charleston can be sure you
have the finest and most effective
type of representation that can
be given to any district in these
Well, well, we should be in
debted to Congressman Boykin
for bringing us this picture of
such a great American patriot!
In these turbulent days, the pic
ture of this great legislator
shines like a solitary beacon in
an ocean of darkness!
Ol’ man Rivers belongs to the
nation now. Maybe he’s a poten
What other Congressman can
match his mighty record, his al
ways-succ'essful federal pork
Charleston should be proud of
their boy, Rivers. After all, they
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have “the finest and most effect
ive type of representation that
can be given to any district in
these United States."
Q\om tlw Mosupue... v
1ft YKAILS AOO
April 28, 1987—The political
aclence department head, Jmmrn
l>. Barnett expreaaed confidence
In the now proportional repre.
M>nt»llun plan to lie IniuiKurutcd
for the flrat time In ASI'O all
cainpua electlona thin aprlng.
Terming It “complicated" tent,
“nothing to be afraid of," ho
anggeated » apeclal aaaemhly to
explain the new ayatem.
- - Letters to the Editor - -
We of the School of Music wish
to make a reply to Toby Mc
Carroll's unwarranted, though by
no means unprecedented, attack
on the production of the “Old
Maid and the Thief and the ac
companiment of the orchestra.
Our critic Is obviously not well
acquainted with operatic sing
ing. The singers in the "Old Maid
and the Thief” are four of the
most outstanding voice students
In the University’s recent history.
Singing contemporary opera Is
at least a difficult feat. Fre
quently It Is superhuman. Hut
not knowing whether or nut our
critic has ever before witnessed
a modern opera, we shall pursue
that subject no further.
As for the orchestra, we feel
that ". . . stupidity, egotism and
lack of tajent..." are rather
strong and difficult-to-explain
statements, and if Mr. McCarroll
would care to venture up to the
School of Music, we are sure that
a satisfactory explanation would
The orchestra members are
giving their own time to par
ticipate In the operas. One can
not expect a Metropolitan organi
zation without some semblance
of Metropolitan pay. The acous
tics of the theater do not lend
themselves well to a production
of this type. The pit Is draped
in black cloth to absorb as much
sound as possible. It is physically
impossible for the singers to get
their cues and pitch If the orches
tra plays more softly. Unfortun
ately this sometimes results in
the overpowering of the singers,
through no fault of either tiie
orchestra or of the conductor.
We do not believe that it is
the proper thing for a reporter to
defame such an organization, for
it has a decidedly detrimental ef
fect on the School of Music and
it reflects on the entire Univer
Therefore, we beg the Em
erald either to have a qualified
reporter criticise musical per
formances, or to have no critic
isms at all.
Thanks from Mothers
This Is directed to the Junior
With Junior Weekend just
around the corner, may I take
this opportunity to express the
gratitude and appreciation of all
Oregon mothers for your finiul
spirit of cooperation in acquies
cing to our request to change the
Junior Prom from Saturday
night to Friday night.
I am quite aware of the prob
lems this request evoked, particu
larly in view of the fact that it
was presented so near to the
We mothers, who live In Eu
gene, feel especially fortunate in
being ulile to enjoy so many cam
pus activities, anti we feel I In
AIM'umpu* Slrg Is one of the
finest ut I ructions of the year. In
the past, with the Sing being
held on Friday night, us the ma
jority of mothers did not arrive
on the campus until Saturday,
they were denied the opportunity
of enjoying It.
With the Prom being held in
the Erb Memorial, there is no
way in which mothers can watch
the dance, so we felt it would be
an excellent plan to change the
Prom to Friday night and the
Sing to Saturday night, enabling
all visitors to hear the Sing and
to witness the awards that are
It is most stimulating to know
that the student body Is so ready
and willing to work with us, and
I am confident the Junior Week
end of 1952 will 1m- a memorable
One for all of us.
Ella J. Meisel, president,
University of Oregon.
Honor System Needed?
“Class—It has been brought to my attention that some of you h.ui**’
been using ‘crib nbtes’ during my tests.”