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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1940)
Webb Miller's Life
Praised by Ford
By JOHNNY KAHANANUI
When a fearful London laid
down a routine “blackout” last
night, probably none of its citi
zens realized how an ironic twist
was to incur tragic results. For
this precaution was instrumental
in the death of Webb Miller, ace
United Press foreign correspon
dent, an event that brought de
spair to many and left the news
paper world numb.
Perhaps very few people were
more shocked by Miller’s sudden
demise than was James L. C.
Ford, professor of journalism at
the University of Oregon. He was
a “rather close personal friend”
of the once obscure Michigan
farm lad, whose perseverance and
ability refused to be denied, rais
ing him above humble and try
ing circumstances of youth to be
come one of the twentieth cen
tury’s top journalists.
“In my opinion Webb Miller
was probably the outstanding
foreign correspondent in Europe,”
asserted Professor Ford. “Not
only did he have a wealth of ex
perience and background, but he
was a man of decided intellectual
integrity, a thinking man.”
It was while working on the
New York staff of the United
Press that Professor Ford first
met the late journalist, who had
then returned' on one of his nu
merous trips to the United States
as European news manager for
U.P., an acquaintance that later
evolved into a keen friendship.
For when Miller was assigned to
covering the Ethiopian war, he
talked over with the now Univer
sity journalism professor things
involved in the Italian invasion
and his plans for reporting it.
According to Professor Ford,
Miller was modest, unassuming,
and a “man of great personal
Transfer to East
After four years of service at
the Oregon ROTC corps, Major
Alexander L. Morris received an
order from the United States war
department yesterday, transfer
ring him to the Twenty-sixth in
fantry, Plattsburg, New York.
Major Morris will go to San
Francisco at the end of the term,
where he will sail for New York
on August 26 on an army trans
port. While at Oregon he has been
instructing the upper division
ROTC students in advanced mil
itary science and tactics.
Major Lawrence A. Quinn, Six
teenth infantry at Governor’s Is
land, New York, will relieve Ma
jor Morris, taking up his post at
the beginning of next fall term.
kindness.” He was the kind of
person who’d spend just as much
time ‘‘talking to the office boy
and a cub reporter as he would
to the president of the United
States,” and replacing him would
be an almost impossible task.
Said Professor Ford concerning
the ace correspondent, who wor
shipped the solitude and recluse
like life expounded in the philoso
phy of Henry D. Thoreau. ‘‘In
clined by nature to be an intro
vert, his life was more or less a
paradox. He hated crowds but
constantly moved about in them,
in the public’s eye, covering wars
and top stories the world over.”
Many hope, no doubt, that the
author of “I Found No Peace” has
at long last discovered the tran
quility he sought for in vain dur
ing his hectic life, away from the
pathos and turbulence of -wars
and world chaos his nimble fin
gers and untiring mind repro
duced in vivid descriptions for
newspapers to re-live.
Buildings to Stag
Open for Visitors
For Oregon mothers and vis
itors who are interested in learn
ing more about the various de
partments of the University, sev
en buildings will remain open for
inspection Saturday afternoon,
Norman Foster, hospitality chair
man for Junior Weekend, an
Arrangements have been made,
through the cooperation of de
partment heads, for instructors
to guide groups and explain
points of interest within the
Following is the list of exhibi
tion places and time open for in
Oriental art building, 2 until 4
p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Following open Saturday only:
Art museum in the art school,
2 until 4.
Infirmary, 3 until 4.
Condon museum, 2 until 4.
Library, with the Nash collec
tion of rare books, 2 until 4.
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