Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 19, 1927, Page 4, Image 4

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    Russians Have
Great Respect
Fur Henry Ford
Admiration of American
Typical of Country,
Says Barry
Two Student Croups Hear
Noon Lecture
“Henry Ford is a great name in
Russia,” said Giffen Barry, former
correspondent of the London Daily
Herald and a member of the Amer
ican embassy in Russia, at a special
luncheon of Sigma Delta Chi mem
bers at the Anchorage yesterday
William Maddox’s class in inter
national politics participated in the
informal discussion of Russian af
fairs, and heard Barry’s answers to
questions concerning social, political
and economic conditions in that
The great respect of the Russians
for Henry Ford, Barry explained,
is typical of the materialistic, in
dustrial attitude of modern Russia.
They consider America as having
advanced further mechanically than
any other country. Russian com- j
munists, like Sinclair Lewis’ “Bab
bitt,” are materialistic, said Barry. I
Trotsky Is Leader
“Tho job market is open in Rus-j
sia, now, ”ho said. This, he ex
plained, is not true in Germany,
France, or Italy. He told of experi
mental farms established through
out Russia by the government, on
which were placed tractors, good
stock, and new agricultural methods.
There are comparatively few of !
these farms, however, he said.
jjcu/i xroisay is tnn outstanding
man in Russian affairs, said Barry.
Government Discussed
Tho necessity for a strong central
head of Russian government was
explained by Barry, who believes
that intense centralization is inevit
able for some time in Russia. The
largo area of the country would be
the cause of revolution under a de
centralized form of government, he
said, because only a strong central
power can suppress unrest in tho
outlying provinces, which if un
hindered, would burst into revolu
tion and anarchy.
The place of tho old aristocracy
in Russia has been taken by the
communists sinso the revolution, he
said. The revolution was carried
through by a faction of young in
dustrial workers, the communists,
who number about 100,000. They
live comfortably, said Barry, but
they are not allowed to accumulate
large fortunes. The gathering of
small fortunes is allowed.
Church Situation Given
Barry pointed out that there wore
undoubtedly Russian communists
throughout the world, but he was
unable to say if there were paid
emmisaries of the Soviet in Amer
ica. Russian influence on labor
groups, he acknowledged. Russia
has much in common with Mexico,
and the Soviet government is sym
pathetic towards that country, said
Barry, although lie declared that
there was a recognized feeling in
Russia that the Mexicans (were
“'boungoisie,”. and not the same -as
the communists.
In Russia, the light comes from
the East, said Barry. Thev want
to Russianize Constantinople and the
surrounding country, and there is
a radical element in Turkey as well
as in fermenting China which is
friendly to Russia.
lne attitude of the government^
toward the church was explained
briefly as one of ridicule. Although
opposed by the government, the
■church is still strong in Russia, lio
pointed out.
Population Restless
One of the most amazing things
■‘bout Russian life, said Barry, is
the restlessness of the population, j
Russians are curious, venturesome, :
careless of hardships, and always
moving without cause or objoct, ho
"Even before the revolution, tho !
Volga boats were packed with fain-1
ilies going nowhere.”
Teaching is an extremely honor- j
able profession in Russia, according
to tho speaker, explaining that edu
Conference Delegates Find
Rising Tide of Jingoism
Nation’s Greatest Problem
(Editor’s Note: Following is the
first of a series of four articles on
the findings of the c&mmittee which
attended the National Student Con
ference at Madison, Wis., during the
“The religion of power is the
fetish of the modern,” said Dr.
Reinhold Neibuht in speaking to the
3000 students assembled from all
parts of the country at the National
Student Conference held recently in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This paradoxical nation of Amer
ica is fast approaching such
a climax that even the most
optimistic of the more foresighted
statesmen and thinkers are conscious
of darkening skies in the interna
tional heavens. No nation in the
world is more greedy of power, nor
so quick to profess Christianity.
No nation is more restless nor blithe
ly optimistic of the future than
America, and no nation has a tenth
of the ill-will of the world that she
has. We have earned the distinction
of being a nation of pious frauds,
gesturing to heaven with one hand,
and greedily clawing the wealth of I
the world to us with the other.
Recently 27 economics professors
at Columbia University sent a state- |
ment to the president and his cab- ;
inet that set forth a plan for seal- 1
ing and cancelling* certain of the !
European war debts. They received j
an intimation that Washington will !
never consider the cancellation of I
To the 3000 delegates no problem
held graver attention than the men
acing and timely one of Imperialism
and its results. Because of a dip
lomacy as short-sighted, as unchris
tian as this, our nation is rapidly
becoming the most hated in . the
world. According to one of the
speakers, “the Asiatic missionary
ictivities have nearly ceased to have
any progressive effect whatever.”
While the Japanese ambassador may
smilingly protest that Nippon loves
America, yet on the floor of the con- !
ference, Japanese students warned |
us that their nation was wounded
and alarmed at the recent acts of
America, “Christians,” exclaimed
one Asiatic speaker, “make it hard
to believe in Christianity.” Our
economic power is feared and hated
throughout the world .
The conference attempted neither
to view with alarm nor point with
pride, but instead to face an ex
tremely grave situation and deter
mine what intelligent and Christian
solution might be found to combat
the rising tide of jingoism.
War is the result of Imperialism
and in America eminent editors and
divines, to the contrary, the war
spirit is rising. The war depart
ment is encouraging py every
means in its power such institutions
as the compulsory R. 0. T. C., the
C. M. T. C. and branches of military
schools. This peaceful nation which
made the world safe for democracy
and for peace spends $500,000,000 a
year on war and preparation for
war. Kirby Page, an editor and
speaker, stated that by no stretch
of his imagination could more than
$50,000,000 a year be spent on peace
projects. The comparison is not
fattening td tlje intelligence of our
statesmen, but it is characteristic.
Certain definite stands were taken
by the conference on the War and
Imperialism question. Our nation’s
policy of nationalism and eco
nomic imperialism was roundly
condemned. Agitation was urged
against the mischievous R. O. T.
C. and C. M. T. C. While the
conference as a whole admitted that
a hypothetical war might exist
which would permit a man to recon
cile his Christian principles and
fight yet any such war as the past,
or those looming in the future were
recognized as impossible of any just
attitude but that of pacifism. It
is interesting to note that only 24
out of 3000 delegates stood firm on
the' proposition, “my country, right
or wrong.”
As prospective cannon fodder we
students of Oregon and of the na
tion should do a bit of serious think
ing. As a speaker observed, “The
oresident and the senate are watch
ing their mailbags.”
cation and learning were greatly
respected in that country.
Money for educational purposes
is a great need in Russia today,
said Barry.
Sociology Fraternity
Plans Survey of City
Alpha Kappa Delta, national soc
iology fraternity, has chosen to
make a social survey of Eugene as
its major activity for the year, fol
lowing a requost made to the school
of sociology by the Eugene Y. M.
(' .A., according to Dean F. G.
Work on the survey will begin
immediately after the completion of
the Y. M. drive for finances for the
coming year.
Prof. Tuttle to Talk
I To Faculty Committee
| “University Training of Teachers
in Connection with the Weekday
I Religious Schools” is to be the sub
I ject of a talk to be given by Pro
fessor II. S. Tuttle, of the school
of education, at the weekly lunch
eon held under the auspices of the
faculty committee of morals and
religion, every Wednesday at noon.
Discussion will follow.
Household Arts Shows
Enrollment Increase
An increased enrollment is shown
this term in the household arts de
partment. Most of the classes are :
now filled to capacity.
Clothing selection, taught by Miss
Margaret L. Daigh, house planning
by Mrs. Andrew Fish, and foods by
Miss Lilian Tingle, are the courses
which show the greatest increase.!
The latter class has almost doubled. '
It is planning to give a number of;
practice luncheons in the near fu- !
Varsity Swimmers
Will Match Clubmen
At Portland Saturday
Saturday morning the Oregon var
sity swimming team leaves for Port
land to engage the unusually strong
| Multnomah club team. The Web
! foots will be minus the services of
j Hob Boggs and Art Larsen, neither
of whom will be able to make the
| trip.
Little hope is held for an Oregon
victory as the club is presenting one
Our Gang: Comedy
Brr! it’s cold—
to walk downtown those January days. Don’t you
just shudder inside your coat all the way! But when
you get there, on the corner, is the Peter Pan.' You
dash in for a cup of hot coffee or chocolate, and come
out feeling fit for any weather.
Peter Pan
10th and Willamette Phone 1096
of the strongest teams in its his
tory. Practice gained in actual com
petition, however, is expected to
benefit the team materially in the
coming meets with O. A. C.
A return meet is scheduled with
the club for February 5 at Eugene,
and, if Jack Cody, Multnomah men
tor is willing, the crack freshman
team in place of the varsity will
be pitted against the clubmen.
The lineup is announced as fol
lows: 100 yard dash, Greulich, Sher
idan; 220, McCook, Johnson; 440,
Reid; Dives, Byerly, Thompson,
Davis; 200 yards, Fletcher, Smith,
Newbegin; 150, Smith, Kier, Fletch
er; medley, McCook, Kier, and
“Outward Bound” to
Appear January 24
The last Moroni Olsen play of the
season, “Outward Bound,” iby
Sutton Vane, will be presented at
the Heilig theatre on Monday eve
ning, January 24, instead of the
date first announced. The change
was made to avoid conflict with
the concert of Elly Ney, which is
one of the University series.
“Outward Bound” is a play
It’s a poor fish who
can’t laught at —
i is4nR 8
“The Whole Town’s
about the hereafter, in which all
the characters are dead, but don’t
know it.
The picture he draws of that life
is unique in being at one and the
same time extremely humorous in its
simplicity and genuinely moving
and quickening in its personal ap
plication. Neither does he attempt
to make the application, but leaves
each person to interpret for him
Introduction After Inventory
Half Price SALE
This event, one of the many featured during our January Clear
ance Sales, offers unusual opportunities to buy smart apparel
and dress accessories at a fraction, of their real worth. Come to
this store today and take advantage of the many bargains
• |
100 Women’s
I Costs
Half Price
Regularly $9.95 to $85
A final clearaway—including Sports and
Dress Coats in a variety' of colors. Mod
els along straight and wrappy lines.
Squirrel, fox, wolf and other popular furs
often appear as trimmings. A once a year
opportunity to choose.
Sizes 34 to 44
$ 9.95 Coats for . .$ 4.98
$16.95 Coats for . . $ 8.84
$22.50 Coats for r . $11.25
$26.50 Coats for . $13.25
$29.75 Coats for . .$14.88
$35.00 Coats for . . $17.50
$62.50 Coats for . .$31.25
$85.00 Coats for . . $42.50
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