Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 16, 1941, Page Two, Image 2

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The Oregon J)ai 1 y Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University
of Oregon. Subscription rates: 51.25 per term and $3.00 per year. Entered as second
class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
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INC., college publishers’ representative, 420 Madison Ave., New York—Chicago— Bos
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LYLE M. NELSON, Editor JAMES W. FROST, Business Manager
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Hal Olney, Helen Angcll
Jimmie Leonard, Managing Editor
Kent Stitzer, News Editor
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Editorial Hoard: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson, Helen Angell, Harold Olncy, Kent
Stitzer, Timmie Leonard, and Professor George Turnbull, adviser.
Ediiunal and Business Offices located on ground floor of Journalism building. Phones
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News Editor
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ing Editor
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ing Editor
Corrinc Wignes, Executive
Johnnie Kahananni, Feature
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Ron Alpaugh, Layout Production Man
iiill Wallan, Circulation Manager
Emerson Page, Promotion Director
Eileen Millard, Office Manager
Defenders of Democracy’
Whoever thought up the name for the newest national
student organization, “Student Defenders of Democracy,”
deserves a great deal of credit for formulating a catchy
■phrase — one which packs an emotional punch sufficient
to get most students.
The “Defenders of Democracy” arc a group of student
leaders throughout the nation who “used the occasion afford
ed by the Christmas holidays to meet and discuss methods
of coordinating the work and activities of student groups
and individual students who recognize the urgency and need
of aid to all forces resisting aggression.”
The list of students endorsing the program is not overly
lengthy or impressive. It does include, however, representa
tives of many of the Eastern and Midwestern colleges and
Briefly, Ihe organization favors, with only minor excep
tions, President Roosevelt's foreign policy. Its leaders prom
ise support to that policy and denounce those who “urge
a shameful peace with the aggressors.”
The organization claims to represent the “great” majority
of students in American colleges and Universities. It urges
these students to sign their names to the platform presented.
This will be sent to the President and congress indicating that
students are whole heartedly in favor of his policy.
We cannot agree with the organization and its program.
In the first place the entire program is full of meaningless,
high-sounding phrases which actually prove nothing. No at
tempt is made to present facts or to reason the thing out.
The appeal is upon an emotional ground.
In the second place the material comes to the Emerald via
Air Mail and Special Delivery (4*’c). Wlujre is this money
coming from? Further, the material to the Emerald comes
in the same manner as the pre-election Democratic party
news. The envelopes are addressed in the same manner and
to the same people.
Thirdly, it can be doubted if this organization actually re
presents the opinions of the “majority” of college students.
Until more definite proof is forthcoming on the nature and
backers of the organization, until a clearer program is out
lined, this paper cannot endorse the program.
Not From the Fountain, Please
Whenever a visitor hits the campus one of the first things
he comments upon is the number of dogs. And truly one may
see “purps” of all sizes and descriptions in a ten minute
stroll around the campus.
We like dogs. They are wonderful pets. Probably they
give Oregon an attraction that would be lacking without
And yet, at times, we can see an undesirable side to having
the campus overrun with dogs. For instance, the other day
we saw a huge great dane calmly taking a drink from a foun
tain in one of tin; campus buildings while a student obliging
ly turned the water on for him. And we've seen the same
thing happen a number of other times.
Now we trust that none will criticize us very severely if we
say that we aren t loud of drinking after a dog no matter
how nice the dog is. Dogs, like most other things, are swell
—in their proper place. Hut we don’t care to drink from the
same fountain with them.
Three obvious solutions to the problem present themselves
at once. The first one is, got t id of the dogs. Hut -we like
the dogs and don't wish to do that. The second is to m
some way to protect the fountains so that the dogs can't get at
them. Hut when some of the dogs on the campus are the size
_of a baby elephant that too might he rather difficult.
No, tlie only plausible solution of the problem seems to be
to muzzle the dogs. That may seem rather mean and if any
one else ran suggest a more humane solution, which is plaus
ible, we would be grateful. Perhaps in the ease of some of
the smaller dogs it would be unnecessary since they couldn't
reach the fountain anyway. Hut certainly the larger dogs
should be muzzled to prevent such occurences as we witnessed
the other day. _11. q
Beside the Point
Claud" lng dl-. editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times, lui
in the pa t, accused the Oregon campus of being a center of
communistie activity. Perhaps Mr. Ingalls was referring to
the tact that the campu.' politicians have been seeing “'red”
The reason an old maid never wears more than seven but
tons on her blouse is. so we are told, because she eau't fi -
We’d add .on;4. moi, )• this except iVr ;L
v.'oaid V. -.id in ; :...
Parade of Opinion
By Associated Collegiate I'rcss
FEED EUROPE? Britain’s recent thumbs-down on Amer
ean proposals to feed Europe's hungry lias checked, but not
stilled, the red-hot argument raging here.
A representative statement of the case is found in the col
umns of the Harvard Crimson. The Crimson holds that
outside relief is urgently necessary. “The most promising
proposal made so far,” continues the Crimson, “is that, of
Herbert Hoover. Ilis idea is to let the occupied countries
buy foodstuffs here with their liquid assets now in this coun
try, and carry it home in their own ships. Added to this
would be the food contributed by numerous charities. If at
any time it, appeared that the food was going to Germany,
the shipments could be halted immediately. Negotiations
would have to be undertaken by the state department with
British and German representatives, i'pon the shoulders of
the recalcitrant party would rest the responsibility for what
ever calamities may eventuate from a food less Europe.”
A new and interesting slant is given by the i’rineetonian,
which believes it would be to the advantage of this country
to check famine in Europe. The Prineetonian reasons that
“the revolution against Naziism on the continent must be
waged by a powerful underground democratic movement
organized and equipped by Britain and provisioned by Amer
ica. Once the people of Europe who still cherish the ideals
of freedom feel that behind them stand not only the armed
might of Britain but the moral and material support of the
United States, the fierce indignation which they must feel
against their oppressors will be translated into positive ac
tion. They will refuse to be crushed to earth, and united
will resume the fight against uniformed men.”
At the University of Wisconsin the Daily Cardinal adds
its viewpoint, as follows: “Opponents of Mr. Hoover’s
plan claim that by not allowing food to pass through the
blockade, the danger of revolution would be increased and
the cause of freedom helped that much more. However, the
latter make two assumptions which may or may not be cor
rect. They assume first that the subject people CAN revolt.
The Nazi machine and Herr Himmler and his secret police
are something the world has never seen before. Secondly,
the opponent of Mr. Hoover’s plan has to assert that he, safe
in a free country which would definitely suffer from a Nazi
victory, can conscientiously require the innocent people in
central Europe to die of starvation so that Hie form of gov
ernment, 11111011 he thinks best may survive.”
A contrasting view is expressed in the Washington univer
sity Student Life: “It’s the old question of ends and means.
Does the end—the salvation of British Democracy and thus
the defeat of totalitarian anti-democracy, of the new revolu
tion—-justify the means—the use of starvation as a part of
economic warfare, as a legitimate weapon of modern war?
Can we be callous and Jet children suffer while keeping alive
the principles we cherish? Or should we be merciful, allow
ing Hitler to keep the conquered nations in line, helping him
in the race with time, possibly destroying all chance of free
ing these same children from a lifetime of submission to the
new master-race, and subjecting even more people (includ
ing ourselves) to the iron rule?”
It would appear from a survey of these and other editor
ial opinions that the preponderance of America’s serious
minded collegians believe there is an obligation to provide
food, IF it can be established that such a show of mercy will
not be turned to the military advantage of the Nazis.
This week finds ol‘ Humbert
in mourning—another swell gal
goes out of circulation as Fifi
Isolde Eichonlnub sports Bill
MacOihbon’a maltose cross. . .
Incidentally, the Pi Phis have
more rocks than any other
house on the campus at present
• it' you don't believe it, just
take a look at the VVPA project
going on in their front yard.
The Cossacks were wonder
ful especially the boy in the
front row with the slightly
glorified shadow they say he
can play baseball for the House
of David if he wants to. Eadie
Bush and Bill seemed to enjoy
it the Russian boys certainly
had a wonderful alto section -
Bet those semi-sopranos didn't
get those high voices eating
birdseed Kay Diekson and
Phyllis Sanders were eagerly at
tentive most of the time—won
der if Bay got any ideas for
some snappy arrangements. . . .
Don't forget to patronize the
Theta house they give away
S & H green stamps a 10-sec
ond riddle what does I.ouise
Cordon have to be so "cool"
(that's the subtle way to say
it) about—Theta Nancy Lat
ourette is back in school this
term—as is Alpha fee .lane
Do you have your date for
the Senior Ball yet? Dates in
the Kappa house arc now as
scarce as t hi Psis with N. \ A.
jobs . the next in line after
the Crosby deal is the Soph
Informal on the first of Feb
ruary i Unless 07 more cases "f
Acute Measles break out be
tween now and then). . May
have Wes Lang's band from
Portland—Best in the west, the
ruse city boys say.
Humbert’s award for aalor.
end ccofcei. under ::: for t ..
v.ssl; goes to dim L, U \ _o did
two things. (1.) Dated Dotty
Havens, only one week and a
half in advance, for his house
dance, and (2) Kan up 69 free
games on the marble board at
the bookstore... .Tsk tsk—
Lyle Nelson is a cagy ol’ fox
—fearing a wrong-doing from
one of columnist (?) Wright’s
ugly moods—he waited until
the day after the Emerald fold
ed up for fall term, then plant
ed his Signal Delta ('hi pin on
Reedport's gift to the Emerald
shack, C’orrine Wignes.
No-no, a thousand times no —
Jack Lansing did not trans
plant any pin on any Theta he
is permanently entrenhed in the
Gamma Phi house—his frater
nity brothers just played a
hoomerus prank on him... .Who
was the red-haired ball of fire
out with Beverly Tobin Satur
day night at the park? Beverly,
incidentally, misses a eoupla fu
ture dates for ditching t lie
Nickel hop customers for Thct
aki Jim MaeBurney.
Confine your curiosity down
to Wednesday and Friday
mornings—the two mornings
per week we'll drag in these
quibblings —consolidated under
the title of Passing Parade
we hesitantly leave you Tom
my's rot the other three
J. C. Stovall to Speak
On Pilot Instruction
Jamc: C. Stovall, acting director
of vilian pilot training lender the
t' A A ( will explain and discuss the
organization and scope of the pilot
instruction course today in Condon
Students planning to enroll in
the spring phase of the civilian
pilot training class are asked to
tie present and to bring their stu
dent permits, it was announced.
Advertising Banquet
To Honor Franklin
Alpha Delta tsigma, men's na
tional advertising honorary, will
meet at luncheon Friday noon in
commemoration of the birthday of
Benjamin Franklin, pioneer Ameri
can advertising man. Professor
Robert Hall, superintendent of the
T ’ ’ t i'C«.. V i'J t,
address on ths life of F rank.in.
International Side Show
All Japanese living in the
United States and in British
territory will soon be summon
tu numc, uuc m
Japan’s numer
ous patriotic so
cieties has its
The national
service associa
tion, which I
don’t know but
would guess
from listening to
Professor Noble's
icvuuies is, equivalent to our Amer
ican legion, has launched a move
ment toi call back all Japanese res
idents "because of increasing hos-.
tility of the ‘British-American al
liance’,” according to Domei, Jap
anese news agency.
Several months ago the state de
partment called home American
residents of Japan and Japanese
controlled areas of China. There
was quite a hue and cry raised at
the time, with protests about ex
cessive fares charged by the
steamship companies, and then the
affair faded out of the headlines.
I presume lots of Americans
came back, although there hasn't
been much hullabaloo raised over
their arrival. Two from Eugene,
Robin Drews, formerly of the an
thropology department and his
wife Elizabeth, are still in Japan
ese dominated reking, teaching
Japanese Retaliate
Japanese nationalists have been
agitating ever since the state de
partment's action for a recall of
Nipponese, "in retaliation."
Also from the Orient last night
came word that Oregon-educated
Yosuke Matsuoka, Japanese for
eign minister who loves to taik,
has made another speech.
Japan is sending a new ambassa
dor to Germany, a gentleman nam
ed Lieutenat General Hiroshi Osh
ima, and in a send-off oration Mat
suoka told the general he expects
him to strengthen Japan's rela
tion with the Nazis.
No Application
Said Matsuoka: “Since practial
application of the three-power al
liance (between Japan, Germany,
and Italy) is yet to be made, we
will expect much from General
Oshima's competent activities.
When we consider the future of
Germany in Europe and Japan in
Asia we realize that our new am
bassador’s reponsibilities will not
be light.”
That is mostly politician's talk
for "goodbye and be a good boy,”
but it is interesting that Matsuoka
says the axis agreement has not
yet been put into "practical appli
cation.” When the Nipponese start
getting “practical” about helping
Germany we on the west coast can
be glad the fleet's in the Pacific.
Senior Boll
for this
Excellent colors and varieties in heavy
supply from our own greenhouses.
Chase Gardens
58 East Broadway . . . .Phone 1950
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Betty Jane Biggs
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Night Staff:
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Malcolm Ordway
Yvonne Torgler
Barbara Lamb
Don Ross
Madelle Christopherson
Doris Jones
Ardie Alexander
Jim Wilson
Laurel Gilbertson
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