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Defeat in Victory
The honor code won the vote yesterday but it looks as if
it lost the election.
“Yes” votes in yesterday’s election totaled 97d. against a "no”
total of 895. That is a numerical victory for advocates of the
honor code, but it is a moral victory for the code’s opponents.
, When this important a measure pulls only a 52.1 per cent
vote majority, it means that the work of a lot of people has
for now at least—come to nothing.
A substantial margin of victory was what the honor code
committee wanted before presenting the product of their labors
to the faculty. This majority was a good deal less than sub
The apathy we've seen among students indicates that we
may be lucky if the code is not accepted in the committee's
meeting next week.
Such a plan would require the complete cooperation of stu
dents and faculty alike. Students have indicated that they are
not interested in this type of cooperation. Ten of them were
so completely disinterested that they encircled both “yes” and
“no” in an I-don’t-give-a-darn gesture.
We learned yesterday that a social reform can not be
legislated. We hope that persons pushing the honor code will
not be so completely dejected that they give up. They should
now put their efforts to convincing apathetic students that an
honor system really offers them something.
We won’t know what the system can do at Oregon until we
try it. It won't increase cheating. It might halt some of it.D.D.
This is a Week.
Not National Doughnut Week, or Be Kind to Journalists
Week, or Eat More Prepared Breakfast Cereals \\ eek; this is
National YWCA W eek.
And though we generally toss all the tons of publicity puffery
about these “weeks” in the round file, we'd like to take time
in this case to give credit to a hard-working organization.
The University’s YW, founded back in 1906, has grown to be
come one of the most active student associations in the country.
Its varied program is probably the most far-reaching of any
single campus organization. More important, most of its ac
tivities go beyond the point of “busy work and are designed
to meet a campus need—welcoming and orienting freshmen,
developing better student-faculty relations, working with fore
ign students, sponsoring educational programs such as political
conventions and marriage lectures.
So congratulations to the YWCA during its special week.
We feel we have a worthy representative of the national or
ganization on our own campus.'—G. G.
Wouldn't Be Ponies Under Code
“Class—didn’t I announce that I wouldn't tolerate a ‘pony’ during
Isn't Science Grand? Latest Soap
Stops Perspiration Before it Starts
_By Sam Chirman___
Even after a few years of
mind-broadening education under
our belt it is still hard to realize
completely the full extent of re
cent scientific advances. Only re
cently did light penetrate to us,
in the form of a full page ad in
a newspaper, and give us a daz
zling glimpse of the future and
of its thousand possibilities for
making this world better for our
This was an ad telling in re
strained terms of a new wonder
soap which stops perspiration be
fore it occurs. We noted this
carefully: before it occurs. These
three short, simple words opened
new vistas to us.
True, in the past we had used
soaps which stopped perspiration
as it came; dentifrices whose
benefits on our molars had pre
vented decay, pyorrhea and pink
- - Letters to the Editor - -
We have several complaints
about the grouping of the men’s
living organizations as units for
drawing in the Junior Weekend
The first complaint is that Jim
Owens, chairman of the parade,
stated specifically that the men’s
living organizations were to be
grouped to equate the number of
men in each unit in the drawing.
This was nbt done, as is shown
by figures of the Office of Stu
Our second complaint is that
no two Greek men’s living organ
izations were paired together.
Contrary to this, every dormitory
was paired either with one or
two other dormitories or with one
of the smaller fraternities.
Further, a great majority of
the fraternities were not grouped
at all with another men’s living
organization, even though the av
erage number of men in these
fraternities is 38, whereas each
dormitory has approximately 50
We can’t understand why some
of the fraternities weren’t paired.
We believe that each dormitory
has the same right to be con
sidered as a separate entity as
We expect Mr. Owens’ reply
will be that the dormitories in the
past have not participated ac
tively in such events. Our answer
is that we cannot, when our
initiative and incentive are stifled
by such groupings.
\V a y n e Parpala, president,
Sherry Boss-Omega; Kay Glass,
president, Gamma; Eddie W’ah,
president, Alpha; James Mead,
president, Stan Kay-Stitzer; Rob
ert Blaisdell, president, McChes
ney, and Ben Schmidt, president,
To an Ag Freshman
At risk of corrupting my own
views as to how outspoken chil
dren should be dealt with, I feel
it a duty to point out a few slight
inconsistancies in the recent Em
, erald article,, ‘‘On Stage,” by
Upon reading the article, my
assumption is that Mr. McCar
roll is a freshman majoring in
Agriculture. This assumption is
based on the author’s ambiguous
use of extremely difficult terms
such as "concert” and "opera.”
This r.light error in terms may
possibly be due to the fact that
Mr. McCarroll could not hear
Over the “exhibition of a con
siderable amount of stupidity,
egotism and lack of talent” which
the orchestra was producing at
the volume marked by the lowly
Unfortunately for the layman,
the duty of the orchestra is to
play the music. It is the duty of
the singer to make himself or
If, in the future, the Emerald
wishes to offer official comment
on productions for the public, it
would be rny suggestion that a
more qualified writer should of
fer the criticism. If this is diffi
cult, then at least get a person
not given to using terms and
opinions not within his compre
, , . I/pnard W- Jared
toothbrush at the right moment;
shampoos which had made our
hair more lustrous, more easy to
manage after we had washed
with them but that is ancient
history; those are obsolete prod
ucts of a backward civilization
now we possess, after years of re
search (so says the ad) a soap
which prevents the ugly crime
before it happens.
What possibilities indeed! Now,
with these products of war-time
research (the only kind of re
search which could possibly cre
ate such a wonder) we can mar
ket toothpastes that prevent
tooth decay before we have teeth;
lotions to stop baldness before
we grow hair.
Naturally this soap has a sec
ret ingredient. It wouldn’t be
worth advertising unless it had
such an ingredient. Picture a
soap without a secret bah! it's
a failure. No soap worth its lath
er lacks a secret. This soap has
In the past other soaps have
had secrets. We had Solium, Po
dium, and a lot other '‘-iums,"
but these were secrets of a minor
sort. Our soap is not only super
secret (its formula is whispered
to be ZX-5 In well informed
Washington circles) but is sold
with a triple-endorsed-double
your-money-back guarantee to
remove all perspiration before
it occurs, needless to say.
Our soap works by killing skin
bacteria on contact. These bac
teria, probably believed harm
less in the past allowed to live
on our skins as decent, law-abid
ing bacteria usually were now
are discovered to be villains. They
cause the offending odors. Our
soap's ingredient sorry secret
ingredient kills all these bac
terias, thus avoiding the disaster
before it happens.
Grateful though we are for this
miracle of science and research
(war-time research, of cohrse)
we are horrified at the brutality
of this soap’s operation. Perhaps
there is a way of avoiding all
this bacterial slaughter. Perhaps
a new super-super ingredient
(doubly secret) could prevent
bacterias before preventing bac
terias to prevent odors ?
Oh the HiA.., *
No Daylight Time;
Just Radio Mixups
By Don Collint
The noverelgn ruler of the «tat<•
of Oregon, with one fell swoop of
ills negative proclnmatlon hand,
denied the subjects of this Htute
day-light savings time. Ah one
of the court favorites put it, "Tluj '
Governor kept ua on God's time."
For I he convlence of not having
to tamper with your timepiece
you run begin watching the radio
logs carefully for time changes
when the network!* switch (hit
Sunduy and the provincial Iki
nilnlon of Oregon remains on
Moat networks are making nr- ..
rnngementa for delayed tape re
cording to bring your favorite
program to you at the same time. -
However, because of network
change-overs and other general
confusion, the stations won't
guarantee a thing.
"Town Meeting" (KUGN, TAJf*- 1
day at 9 p.m.) will discuss J |
question, "Was Yalta Stalin'*
Greatest Victory?" Affirmative
speaker will be Chester Wilmot
(BDC correspondent.) Arthur
Schleslnger Jr. (one of the Har
vard boys) won't agree.
This isn't the first time they y
haven't agreed. Schleslnger taker |
Wilmot's new book, "The Strug- j
gle For Europe," to task in cur- f
rent Reporter magazine just re»
celved by the subscribers.
KOKH steps up its truffle
safety public service series this
Sunday by adding "Eugene Safe- i
tv Program" at I p.m. and “Could
This Be You" at 1 :S0. KOBE airs
the latter on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ^
It records alibis of traffic viola
tors and treats any other spontan
eous program for humor.
"Mr. President" (KUGN. Mon-.!
day at 7:30 p.m.) will portray ai
story about Teddy Roosevelt . . .
"NBC Symphony" (KUGN, Sat
urday at 3:30 p.m. and KGM,
Sunday at 10 a m ) will present
contemporary American music.
Drew l’earson has found the
way to Increase the percentage
of predictions that come true.
Three weeks or so ago, he pre
dicted Ike would come home and
make four speeches. I-ist week
he predicts that Ike will make
two speeches. Want to try again
New series of "Latin Rhythm" i
starts this Saturday on KORE at j
0:30 p.m. Features the poplar
South American tunes . . . Eariy f
Saturday evening music oil
KORE is rounded out with “Lorn- '
bardoland" at 7:30.
Kissing in Doorway
Out at S-D. College
By Rae Thomas
A new ruling at South Dakota,
State college has replaced kiss
ing at the door of the women's
dormitory with a casual hand
"It isn't the idea to completely
prohibit the traditional good
night kiss,” says the dean of
women, “but to cuib prolonged
half-hour demonstrations at the
* * *
Psychology class at City Col»
lege of San Francisco, asked to
write Its views on the causes of
college apathy, has come up with
some interesting results. From a
hitter coed. “You have to have
a student hody card to breathe
in this school. Most of the- people}
who are here cannot afford the'
money to go to any other college,
or their grades are too low.
“The only thing yOu have to
have to ge*t into this plae1*? l»
warm blood, hut to ged out V*u
have to be a genius.”