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University of Oregon. Eugene
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A BEPL.Y TO ‘‘VON BBAUNES HAUS”
IT must have been astonishing to readers of the
Emerald to read yesterday a letter to the editor
written in utter seriousness by some student or
faculty member, bitterly scoring the action of the
Oregon chapter of the Association of American
University Professors in submitting to President
Roosevelt a plea to relax immigration laws in order
to provide refuge for Nazi victims.
That such a letter, impregnated as it was with
racial prejudice, could have been written by an
American citizen is strange; but that it could have
been written in a University environment is almost
America will gain immeasurably in at least one
respect by Hitler’s Jew-baiting tactics. Hundreds
of the finest thinkers in the world, Jewish profes
sors in German universities, will bring the wealth
of their learning and the benefits of their research
to the United States. Already many have come
and more will follow.
In the message of the A. A. U. P. itself may be
found the answer to the complaints of the anony
mous "von Braunes Haus":
"It has been a part of the American tradi
tions of individual freedom to offer asylum to
those escaping from foreign tyrannies. The
practice has been greatly to the benefit of our
nation through the addition to its numbers of
many of the abler and finer elements among
"The present harsh dictatorship in Germany
is forcing numbers of the ablest of its citizens
into exile, men who should be welcomed into
the United States of America . . . because of
the additions which they can make to our cul
ture. . . .”
Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom
of thought, freedom of instruction they are so
much a part of the American tradition that we can
not conceive of a place where they are ground to
earth. But it is a sad fact that intellectual liberty
has been beaten out of existence in Italy, Russia,
Japan, and now Germany. America seems to be
destined to bear the torch of enlightened science
for the world.
1..1TVINOY FAYS V CALL
MAXIM MAXIMOVICH LITVINOV, Russian for
eign minister, is on his way to America to
hold a conference with President Roosevelt a con
ference that may result in changing the whole
complexion of America’s foreign relations and alter
the entire international scene.
For it begins to appear that in flirting with
Russia Uncle Sam is preparing to turn a coldish
shoulder toward Japan.
An explanation of the situation must start at
least as far back as the recent strife between Rus
sia and Japan over the Chinese Eastern Railway
in Manchuria. The road was built as a Russo
Chinese enterprise, with the provision that China
was to have the right to buy it after 1936 and was
to get it free after 1980. But Russia, whose policy
has been timid enough in dealing with other powers,
was sufficiently bold to override any claims of weak
China, and offered the railway to Japan at a ridic
ulously high figure, considering the dilapidated
condition of the road. Japan countered with an
offer that was ridiculously low, feeling, apparently,
that the road could be had at any time by mere
There was furioiggling, and Russo-Japanese
relations reached such a crisis that war seemed
imminent. Then Presi lent Roosevelt stepped into
the picture dnd exprcs ad his willingness to confer
with Russia on matters of difference between the
two countries. Scenting long-awaited recognition
lor the Soviet regime, Russia made immediate
preparations to dispatch chubby Litvinov to this
Japan's reaction was as speedy. Three days
after President Roosevelt waved the olive branch
at Russia, Japan recalled her ambassador, Debuchi.
Under other circumstances this would not have
seemed unusual, for Debuchi has been in this coun
try five years, and Japanese ambassadors usually
enjoy only a four-year tenure. But coming on the
heels of Roosevelt’s overtures to Russia, it would
appear that Japanese statesmen are alarmed and
are planning to go into a huddle over the situation.
Undoubtedly the United States will recognize
Russia; but Japan knows that the United States
has never approved of the Nipponese activities in
Manchuria, and is seriously disturbed at the pros
pect of the United States backing Russia’s Far
Eastern program, at the expense of Japan’s own
ambitions on Chinese ground.
rpHREE THOUSAND librarians met in Chicago
recently and were informed that 43,890,548
persons, 38 per cent of our population, were with
out library service of any kind.
And the navy yards of Newport News clear the
decks for the construction of two gigantic aircraft
And a beautiful gas bag settles into the sea with
a few dozen lives and a few billion dollars.
And they build another beautiful gas bag for
people to throw their hats in the air over.
And Congress fans the air at a million dollars
And Morgan won't pay his income tax.
On Other Campuses
What Price Honoraries $$$
¥J ACK in the days when our grandfathers entered
college with side whiskers on their jowls, hon
oraries were something to write home about. When
grand dad made "damus plumbus,” it cost little
or nothing and carried some weight with the folks
at home and outside of the collegiate realm. And
even though “damus plumbus” was the only chapter
in the country and located at some high water col
lege, it still meant something. And if grand pop
happened to be a “poor farmer boy,” as Alger
would have us to know in his tales of up and com
ing paupers, he could still make the old honorary
and not be bled to death with outrageous fees to
be doled out to some highly organized national
It's a different story in this day of “inflated
dollars.” The toll for honoraries on this campus
ranges from ten dollars to twenty-five dollars a
head. He who has the twenty or more American
rubles to lay on the barrel head is assured of a
spiffy looking badge or key and a meal once a
month at one of the fraternity houses. He is also
blessed with listening to some harangue, dry at
times and worse at others, from a big-shot. Per
chance cigars will be passed out for a smoke bar
rage to lessen the monotony. Other than this
monthly and mouthy bull session, honoraries lie dor
Not only do they lie in a state of coma for long
durations of time, but men having the mental qual
ities and not the financial requirements, if they are
chosen, cannot take the bid, due to the laci that
twenty dollars means a month’s board and room.
We suspect, too, that many of the men are not
pledged because of political "door slamming.”
Honoraries cost, too much. A man being barred
due to a lack of funds is all wrong. Nor should
he be black balled by petty fraternal politics.
Yet after it is all said and done, of what value
after college is an honorary? What value is it in
college ? One may become round shouldered and
rate high on the campus from lugging around a
chain full of keys. The gold in the gadgets is of
value of course, and one feels good when his lady
friend awesomely counts the keys draped across
the manly and hairy chest. The honor would be the
same, however, il the fraternity is an up and going
local and cost less. Honoraries should get in step
with the times and do a little deflating. If they
don’t, they will lose all the purpose that motivated
their beginning and mean less than they do now.
Colorado Mines Oredigger.
By PATSY LEE
iRA LA LA have you seen the
J new suspenders, young gentle
men? They come in the most
beautiful shades olue, and every
thing, and you may have them
initialed in white at no extra
charge at the best men's shop in
town. And another thing, these
new zipper belts are absolutely
ihe cleverest things out. The
buckle is done away with com
pletely, giving a very smooth ef
fect with the zipper zipping under
neath.0 (This is all at no extra
And now for some last minute
tips. Dark blue evening gowns
will give plenty of thrills at the
coming formal dances The pop
ular shade is that dark blue, bu
a bright, bright, dark blue, which
doesn't look black on the blackest
of nights. Some of the extra spe
cial ones are fashioned from bun
galine and slipper satin. The vel
vet creations in this particular
shade are sensational.
Speaking of velvet Mannequin
can’t say enough about it. Quanti
ties of velvet gowns, velvet wraps,
and velvet gloves are being shown
throughout the land no end of
velvet and velveteen blouses for
daytime wear are being modeled
in the exclusive shops, and even
the most practical of wool dresses
arc flourished with touches of
luscious velvets in bright colors.
Ah. me! Tis a velvet year.
Necks are still high some even
stand up on the neck about an
inch. Cowl necks are very much
m favor, especially when they lie
in a drapy fashion half way to
one's ears. They are most ele
gant and effeminate.
Fabric flowers are much in
| prominence, and the dinner and
evening gowns are boasting of
these gorgeous creations right at
the base of the neck-line,
Not only that, beltless dresses
are astonishingly coming back in
to style. We hope they do they
give that nice slim effect which
is attractive, even if we are going'
Edwardian by degrees.
Mannequin chooses Dean Sehwet
ing for the most well-dressed wo
man this time, because she ap
peared m a lovely coppery gown
at the Delta Gamma reception
lately. Jean Failing was most at-'
tractive in a salmon pink and yel
low dress. She carried an armful
of creamy talisman roses, and re
mained most gracious and charm
ing throughout the evening.
Watch for tomorrow. 1 am do
ing a little research on what the
well-dressed Homecoming pajama
parader is earing this year That !
is, it he cnoose: to run this year.
The Flying Trapeze - - By STANLEY ROBE
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Disarmament: A Lost Cause
|'|ISARMAMENT ? Today no re
sponsible statesman suggests
disarmament. That word is used
as a euphemism for the limitation
of armaments, a very different
horse of quite a different color.
The economic arguments for
armament limitation are vigorous.
Quantities of capital and labor go
into armaments which should go
into more socially productive ac
tivities. But the limitation of arm
aments is not a means to end wars.
I do not belittle the effect of
armament races on national fears,
in developing psychologies, but
those races come from causes oth
er than armament for armament’s
The basic cause of modern war
lies in the competitions of capi
talistic organisms roughly grouped
along state lines. In this compe
tition the size of armaments does
not affect the competition itself;
rather it tends to determine the
victors in the armed struggles
growing out of commercial conflict.
Naturally, therefore, the state that
disarmed alone would be engag
ing in a piece of quixotism which
would give its competitor all the
advantages in any ultimate clash.
I emphasize the problem of a
capitalistic world because it is in
that world that we live. I am not
sure that a communist world
would be any better. It seems
probable that in a communist world
civil wars would be substituted for
* * *
Today, with the exception of
Germany, the nations of the world
are prepared for war incomparably >
better than they were in 1914. If
we compare the armaments of 1914
with those of today, the bombing
and fighting planes, the mechani
cal land weapons, the submarines,
and the immense size of the arm
ies, the world was relatively dis
armed in 1914. Yet in that year
quite a little war did manage to
break out. In other words, limita
tion on armament now, while eco
nomically desirable, can not be
said to be a step towards the re
moval of the possibility of war.
The political world is composed
of a number of units, known as
states, which exist together in a
condition closely bordering on an
archy. Each state acts from its
own self-interest, and its last re
sort is force. Force is elemental
in international relationships. Us
ually it is used in its potential
sense, as a threat, but at times the
threat is not good enough to over
awe competitors and force must
be used. Then w'e have wars.
No greater accomplishment
could be made by men than to end
the prevailing international anar
chy. That has been the aim of all
the attempts at international or
ganization since the world war.
But to each specific project the
major nations of the world have
given little more than lip service.
The great powers, including the
United States, have shown them
selves unwilling to make the nec
essary sacrifices for the sake of
establishing world order. To
achieve great things great sacri
fices are necessary. We won’t
make them. So anarchy continues.
The necessary alternative to a
general international organization
is the alignment of groups of
states together where interests are
similar. This was the practice be
fore 1914 in the development of a
world balance of power. Such al
liances do serve to postpone wars,
but only for a time. Their very
existence makes wars inevitable.
They create larger fighting units,
but do lend some elements of sta
bility to the prevailing anarchy.
Since we won't cooperate on a
general world-wide scale I can see
no alternative to the development
of another alliance system, despite
the fact that only war can come
out of it. Our only hope is to post
pone that war by the creation of
allied state units of sufficient size
to make immediate attacks by sin
Scanning the Cinemas
McDonald ‘'Night Flight,”
John and Lionel Barrymore,
Robert Montgomery, Helen
Hayes, Clark Gable, Myrna
Loy. Also, “Torch Singer,”
Claudette Colbert, David
Manners, Ricardo Cortez.
COLONIAL "The Dentist,"
“Barber Shop," and "The Fa
tal Glass of Beer," with W. C.
Fields. Also Mickey Mouse,
Betty Boop, Flip the Frog,
and Popeye the Sailor.
By J. A. NEWTON
That Fiend Fields
\V. C. Fields going about non
chalantly and doing the craziest
things as though they weren't
crazy, these ami
events are what
a w a i t you in
ami "The Fatal
Glass of Beer" at
\\. C. Fields the Colonial.
A ml as though this weren't
enough for one program, you have
Mickey Mouse on a ’ Beach Par
ty,” ami Popeve the Sailor's init
ial appearance in the cinema, an
event deserving more thau passing
One of the best Betty Boop
cornice to Ja:s built around the
Saint James' Infirmary' tune
iwith Cab Calloway doing the moan
: ing. It’s one of the most fantastic
j and imaginative comics from Bet
ty s studio yet. Good Hallowe'en
* * *
“Night Flight" is a sure shot to
be one of the best pictures of the
year. It has something to tell, and
Not only as a story does it stand
out. It also has some of the best
mountain and cloud scenes to ap
pear on the screen in some time.
The sequence in which Robert
Montgomery is represented as run
ning suddenly into a cyclone is
refreshing in its novelty as well as
being one of the finest individual
thrills I've ever sqpn from the
He is sailing along in the beauti
ful, quiet mountain air. Just after
crossing the crest of a mountain
at 10,000 feet, a down-draft drops
him to about 5000. He is in clouds.
His only way out is through a
rocky gorge only a few hundred i
yards wide. He plunges into it. i
He can t see. He opens the throt
tle and points the ship's nose up.
And so my frans,—and so—.
Helen Hayes’ dramatic scene i
falls rather weakly. John Barry
more is exceptional, and Lionel has
nothing to do. Montgomery is very
fine. Don't miss this show.
Claudette Colbert does her own
"torch singing- in the other show J
on the program.
gle states on others improbable.
Already such alliances and under
standings are busily being made all
over the world. No doubt the com
ing American recognition of Rus
sia is a step toward the alignment
together of the United States and
the U. S. S. R. in meeting a com
mon problem in Asia.
* * *
Where does disarmament come
into this scheme ? It doesn’t. Right
now the prospect of any limitation
or armaments is almost nil. Yet
any intelligent man will agree that
no modern war can benefit perma
nently any participating group.
We are fools, utter fools, when we
approach the problems of interna
tional relations. We know that
war is ghastly; worse, we know
that it is futile. We know that for
the most part it develops out of
uncontrolled, anarchic competition
of a ruggedly individualistic capi
talism. We know all these things,
but we cover our shame by per
visions of patriotism, a generous
loyalty common to all civilized
In the name of this patriotism
we refuse to make those conces
sions of national rights which
would put any curb on the privi
leges of competition. Every time
we are put to the test, whether we
MARY LOUIEE EDINGER —
Our esteemed society editor, and a
bright and shining ray at the Al
pha Gam hangout. Says that swell
middle moniker of hers is a cross
between her grand and her great
grandmother’s names. Figure that
DIXIE JUANITA MILLER —
Well, it's pretty certain Dixie
wasn't born in Alaska:
GUS GAIL AS
AND—A well-known University
prof who is a Ph.D., and who does
not want this cat let out. So here
we go suppressing again. Heck!
he had a wonderful name, too, but
this is no time to run around an
FOR TliE DANCE
64 East Broadway
are Americans or Japanese,
Frenchmen or Germans, we refuse
to concede any measure of our
sovereignity. We chatter about
international friendship, but we
haven't it. We are a stubbornly
foolish people, we of the modern
world. We even measure the de
5fee of progress of peoples like
[those of India and China in their
willingness to accept our stand
ards of aggressive nationalism.
Armaments don’t make wars;
they help them along. No major
power has shown the slightest
concrete interest in disarmament
since the world war, least of all
at the present time. Of all the of
fenders I am not sure that the
United States is not the most guil
ty, for our nation has consistently
refused to cooperate even to the
extent of participating in an in
nocuous organization known as
the League of Nations. With ade
quate leadership something might
have been done to reduce the inter
national anarchy in the years of
disillusionment after 1918. And
had the anarchy been brought into
some sort of order, then a measure
of disarmament would have been
possible. I am afraid we have wait
ed too long.
PEGGY CHESSMAN, Editor
A T last, a bookshelf prepared
^ especially for college students!
Dean Onthank, Miss Bernice
Rise, circulation librarian of the
old libe, and Polly Pollitt have col
lected more than 100 books chosen
to help students of college age to
cope with the many problems that
present themselves during life on
the campus and have placed these
books on reserve.
Designed for both men and wo
men, this college life shelf at the
old libe contains literature on how
to study, how to succeed in col
lege, how to act at the various so
cial functions sponsored by col
lege groups. There are outstand
ing fiction books, collections of
poems, biographical selections, and
material on the present economic
situation as it affects students.
Some of the books contained on
the shelf are: “The Campus,” Rob
ert Corley Angell; “I Like the De
pression,” Henry Ansley; “On Un- ;
derstanding Women,” Mary Beard,
of the Air
w/E bring you a complete report
” of what's doin’ in the football
realm and particularly the latest
news from Hayward training field.
These sports slants come to you
via Malcolm Bauer at half past
four. The station is KORE. What
other one could it be ?
The weekly fifteen minutes of
drama comes to you tonight at
8:30. The second episode of “Su
burban Murder Case” will be
pulled off under the direction of
Carroll Wells. The cast is as fol
low: Bill. Ireland, Hank Roberts.
Katherine Eismann, Carroll Wells,
Virginia Wappenstein, Bill Rice,
and Earl Buckman. The play is
written by Howard Kessler.
“Columbus—Undergraduate,” J? A.
Benn; “A Study of Undergraduate
Adjustment,” Robert Corley An
“Education of Henry Adams,”
Henry Adams; “How to Live on 24
Hours,” Benny; “From a College
Window,” A. C. Benson; "How to
Succeed in College,” William E.
Book; “Religion and the Good
Life,” William Clayton Bower;
“Personality and the Social
Group,” Ernest W. Burgess; “A
College Student and His Problems,"
James H. Canfield.
“College Students Thinking It
Through,” Charters; “The Tech
nique of Study,” Claude C. Craw
ford; “When I Was a Girl,” Fer
ris; “The Bent Twig,” Ferber;
“Through College on Nothing a
Year,” Christian Grauss; “Modern
Conversation,” Barrington hall;
“Midstream,” Helen Keller; "Read
ing—A Vice or a Virtue?”, Theo
dore Wesley Koch.
“Life in College,” Christian
Gauss; “The Meaning of a Liberal
Education,” Everett Dean Martin;
“Ordeal of Richard F e v e r e 11,
George Meredith; “Second April,”
Edna St. Vincent Millay; “Vogue’s
Book on Etiquette”; and “Hands
Full of Living,” Kathleen Norris.
No shelf for college students
would be complete without Baird’s
Manual, so naturally that volume
is one of the collection. The man
ual gives a resume of each college
Greek letter fraternity, its history,
standing, and chapters.
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This shop in the same
location where for four
years you have had
flowers of unusual dis
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