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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 18, 1941)
The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University
of Oregon. Subscription rates: $1.25 per term and $3.00 per year. Entered as second
class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
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2 ton -Los Angeles—San Francisco—Portland and Seattle.
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ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Hal Olncy, Helen Angell
Jimmie Leonard, Managing Editor Fred May, Advertising Manager
Kent Stjtzer, News Editor Bob Rogers, National Advertising Mgr.
Editorial Board: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson, Helen Angell, Harold Olncy, Kent
Stitzer, Timmic Leonard, and Professor George Turnbull, adviser.
Editorial and Business Offices located on ground floor of Journalism building. Phones
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Ted Kenyon, Photo Editor
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JPPER NEWS STAFF
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ager Eileen Millard, Office Manager
Democracy in Action
long ago, an Oregon student reminiscently told us that
he almost flunked out of school while at Willamette
university because he spent most of' his time attending the
sessions of the Oregon legislature, lie vouchsafed the in
. formation that he did learn a great deal during that term
although he did not learn it in a classroom.
We would hardly advocate flunking out of school. Flunk
' ing out of school is, certainly, not an accomplishment that
most students wish to have accredited to them. And yet,
under such circumstances, wc can almost find an excuse for
the former Willamette student.
Two things he did have that most students seem to lack.
In the first place, he had, obviously a, healthy interest in
his own state, its government and management. lie. was suf
ficiently interested to want to know who the men were that
were handling the business of the state. lit; wanted to know
how they were handling it. lie wanted to know the process
by which the state’s business was done.
In the second place, he was interested in watching, to quote
the apt expression of a friend, “democracy in action.” He
wanted to see the democratic processes of government being
carried out in the halls of the legislature, lie wanted to
watch that constitutional form of government, which was
established by the founding fathers, in operation.
" believe that with world conditions so upset, with
~ the future as uncertain as it is, with the distinct
" possibility that many thousands of American boys will be
" required to defend democracy on a European battlefield,
that University students should be vitally interested in dem
ocratic government. 'They should be interested, if for no
Z other reason than from a desire to know for what they are
Z fighting, if and when their country should call them.
” We believe that an Oregon student should feel that an
*■ opportunity to set in on a lab course in constitutional govern
" ment should not be passed by. Wc are confident, that any
- Oregon student who takes even a day out to attend a session
- of the legislature will decide that the day was well spent.
- —II. O.
They’re Not Pop’s Gates
“ 'J'HERE is about, $25,000 invested in some huge iron gates
“ planted in the ground over on Eleventh street . . . and
- not one out of 10 University underelassmen knows why.
- It’s not their fault . . . but any project carried on over a
- number of years naturally become a little shadowy in explicit
- details. Now that the gates are finished and new plans are
- ahead, it would appear that some form of an education pro
- gram as to this project of the dads’ organization of the state
Z would be in line.
” The dedication ceremonies of the completed gates, with rol
7 orl’ul description of future plans and tlie ultimate artistic
“ effect visioned, is a step in this direction. It will bring stu
2 dent and parent eyes together as they look forward to the
- future of their University of Oregon.
» The Dads' weekend program is planned to center around
- this impressive ceremony, scheduled for Saturday during the
- Webfoot fathers' annual visit to the campus.
Z May the ceremonies serve their purpose. May the Oregon
Z dads leave the campus with an educated student body . . .
” looking forward with the visionary eyes of their fathers to
Z the beautiful dreams of a greater Oregon that those dads
~ and University officials have tucked away in their briefcases.
2 For it is the student body’s Oregon too . . . and both father
2 and sou should look for greater things ahead together. 11. A.
What Other Editors Think
“ Democracy has one very peculiar characteristic. Because of con
* stitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech, any man can he
„ heard. And if he is celebrated enough he can make his voice
" sound completely out of proportion to the importance of the view
» he is representing.
" A graphic example of this fact is Senator Burton K. Wheeler,
- Montana's very competent and sincere isolationist leader. At this
_ time when an overwhelming majority of the American people are
* devoted to the task of preparing this country physically, industrial
» ly. and morally for any eventuality, Senator Wheeler has persistent
“ ly disapproved of almost all measures relating to the President a
- foreign policy.
« And became Wheelei a record in Congress is so outstanding, hi ■
•comments always receive widespread recognition. This may be
fair enough in consideration of his record as a Congressman But
nevertheless it cannot be denied that Wheeler represents an lutm
‘ itesimal minority of the American people, and the publicity bis views
receive blows this minority into a prominence it does not deserve
“ Recently in a radio address Mr. Wheeler proposed an eight-point
* working busi . toward a peace that should be negotiated immodiato
. ly between the warring countries. Almost every newspaper in the
* nation carried reports of the talk in conspicuous places on their
- front page.
. Mr. Wheeler s eight point.- are j.- follow.
1. Restoration of Germany 1911 boundane with an autono
mous Poland and Czechoslavakia.
2. Restoration of l.w. - iC
International Side Show
By KIDGELY CUMMINGS
In Glasgow, Scotland, at an
open air meeting with Harry
Hopkins “sitting shyly on the
platform, his face half-hidden
in his hand,” British Prime Min
ister Winston Churchill made a
surprise appeal for an avalanche
of American weapons to hold
off the attacking Germans.
Britain must have weapons in
far greater quantities “than wo
are able to pay for,” explained
Churchill, if she is to hold off
Hitler’s blows in “the front line
Much of Churchill’s remarks
wore apparently directed right
to Hopkins, who went to Eng
land last week as Roosevelt’s
personal messenger. According
to the press stories Churchill
turned to Hopkins on the plat
form and said, "we do not re
quire in 1941 large armies from
overseas. What we do require
is weapons, ships, and airplanes.
All that we can pay for we will
pay for but we require far
more than we shall be able to
While Churchill was making
it plain that he already consid
ers the United States as Eng
land's paying partner, on this
side of the Atlantic ocean that
proposition was being debated.
The house foreign affairs
committee has been hearing
witnesses express their opin
ions on Roosevelt's lend-lease
bill to give unlimited aid to the
British and unlimited power to
the president for several days
So far four cabinet officers
have testified: Hull of the state
department, Morgenthau of the
treasury, Stimson of the war de
partment, and Knox of the
Hull urged speedy passage of
the bill and warned that Ger
many could easily cross the At
lantic if the British are de
Morgenthau said the British
have ordered three billion odd
dollars worth of war material in
the U.S. this year, and have
dollar holdings sufficient to pay
for only half of it.
The British exchange assets
available amount to $1,775,000,
000, according to Morgenthau.
This apparently does not in
clude all Britain’s financial as
sets in this country However,
but only the “dollar holdings.”
Stimson said he could foresee
conditions which might make
it desirable that the navy be
“transferred” and objected to
writing into the bill any prohi
bition against releasing Ameri
can nhips to Britain or any oth
Stimson also predicted that
Great Britain will face a crisis
in 60 to 90 days and insisted
that Roosevelt be given the
sweeping powers the bill calls
Knox said practically the
same thing, praising the British
navy for “keeping war out of
this hemisphere" and urging
that the bill be passed.
So far all the witnesses called
have been for the bill, but
Lindbergh and Kennedy are due
before the committee next week
and should present the case for
peace . . . what the opposition
calls “peace at any price.”
Kennedy is due to speak on
the radio tonight. He has been
conferring with Wheeler, lead
er of the anti-interventionists,
and Roosevelt, and may spill
some beans at the broadcast.
A letter was introduced at the
committee hearing yesterday
from John Bassett Moore, iden
tified as an authority on inter
national law, who wrote “there
can be no doubt” that the ad
ministration bill “assumes to
transfer the war-making power
from congress” to the presi
dent. That’s what I wrote a few
days ago, so I'm glad to hear
that Mr. Moore is in agreement.
Descending to a more inti
mate level, Fred Beardsley of
the music school remarked
about a poem titled “The Man
with the Gun” that appeared
here yesterday that he’d dis
covered the words fitted in with
the “Londonderry Air,” all ex
cept for one or two lines that
didn't scan perfectly, and want
ed to know if I’d been humming
it when writing. The answer is
“no,” but I thought it ironical.
Professor George Turnbull of
the journalism school also
caught a serious weakness in
the poem’s message. He pointed
out that the masters, lords, and
rulers have to get together on
this policy of better treatment
to the man with the gun, other
wise the unregenerate rulers
who won't mend their ways
may walk over the people who
do. Disarmament isn't effective
or safe unless everyone docs it,
was Professor Turnbull’s thesis.
And I suppose a sound one, too.
so be it.
By BILL FEND ALL
University of Oregon,
Jan. 16, 1940.
Undoubtedly you noticed the
double head on the front page
of Wednesday's Emerald over a
story concerning the crippled
American freighter, West Ke
bar. The sorry spectacle moved
me oh, so deeply. Perhaps you
can use the result of my an
guish in your ‘column.'
coltn ed.'s note: ‘HUTCH’ re
fers to the story that assured
t he campus that DEAN
KRATT'S sister, who is aboard
the WEST KEBAR, is safe . . .
the erring headline was:
CONVOY WILL ESCORT
TO NEW YORK PORT
TO NEW YORK PORT
and here is the result of
HUTCH'S anguish . . .
Headset ters must have
Drunk a quart
Drunk a quart
Drunk as well
Drunk as well
Emerald has obviously
Gone to H
Gone to H
Confidential note to PAT ER
and just because you heard
me murmuring “prune” that
once, and couldn’t see what I
was really doing because your
eyes were closed, is no reason
to shift your SAUCEY comment
onto a mythical "she” . . . and^_
we agreed not to tell anybody,
too . . . I'm hurt, PAT, that you
should betray us in such a man
ner, deeply hurt. . . .
* * *
campus quips . . . JIM BER
NESS, the GREEKS' freshman
class proxy, who hit the 5:50
bus out of Portland yesterday
afternoon upon receiving a tel
egram from the campus telling
him there was to be a “major
ity class” meeting . . . KAPPA,
SIGMA'S BILL, NORENE out
with a certain not-so-unknown
brunette . . . JIM PARSONS
bought a non-coed a bus ticket
to BREMERTON just to get’
her out of town—oh, well, orig
inally she was going there any
way . . . FRANK ALBRECHT,
who planted his pin on SK’3
MARIE GABEL and two days
later landed in the infirmary
. . . PROF. KRENK raving
about this “quote” in yester
day’s EMERALD . . . “and this
is one way where they can
really get down and air their
opinions’’ so went the EM
ERALD . . . such English,
PROF, such English, in the
above news quote, that is . . .
so be it . . .
Restoration of Alsace-Lorraine to France,
t Restoration of German colonies.
.) Protection of ill racial and religious minorities in all countries,
ti Internationalisation of the j>u»-z Canal.
T. No indemnities or reparation-.
S Arm- Limitations.
Cven it' peace could t.e arranged at the present tune, is Senator
Wheeler -uggests, it seems absolutely incredible that a German
dominated Axis would subscribe to the majority of these points—
especially the first three and the fiftn. Only the most optimistic
of persons could possibly believe that Germany would ever cease
hostilities at the present time and agree to a plan such as Wheeler's
It s«ieills remarkable that a man as conscientious as Senator
"heeler could stand no wholeheartedly m the way of President
Roosevelt's foreign policy s:ni yet cifsr .. a ,-utsUtnts.
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PltiECT FROM MOSCOW?
— PY GEORGE HR*T —
With TOMMY WRIGHT
We don't even get a chance
to let the last colm get cold,
when we have to cut loose on
another, but here goes on an
other Wright "Never Finished
Rhapsody.’’ It may not sound
like the "Blue Danube,” but we
understand that even the Dan
ube is a little muddy.
THIS WEEK . . .
J. Bryant, once behind the
Kappa Sig 8-ball, may see the
realization of his fondest hope.
Word from Jack, reveals that
he is now in the army air corps.
So if the boys on the race find
their house “coventrated” some
morning, just remember we told
Latest news from Bill “Woe
be it” Fendall, reveals he has
no “set-ups” In his course this
term, (that is; no courses he
will have to “set-up” studying
3-MINUTE 1*0ME . . .
This little toe went to market.
This little toe stayed at home.
This toe went to Crosby,
Now it's as flat as this pome.
♦ * *
CAMPUS WHISPERS . . .
Marellen Wilber, Hendricks
brunette, breaks with Football
er Dick Ashconi, Sigma Nu,
who Cawote—Doesn't read this
colm anyway—uncawote . . .
’tis understood some couples
are going skiing this weekend,
and some are going period . . .
Eugene “Fibber” McGee of the
Theta Chis takes a pin planting
seriously and some sources say
that it may be all fixed. . . .
. . . Seymours is a bad place
for Sigma Kappa Pledges to be
at 12:15 a.m.—and on a week
night too Kuthie and Veva—
naughty, naughty ....!. W. S.
of poetry fame (Longfellow
does a half gainer in his tomb
every time J. Wes picks up a
pencil) breezes out it a late
rendition —“They Found My
Still on Blueberry Hill.”
CONFUSION . . .
What: A game called basket
Tdluso tosses up the ball and
“ONE NIGHT IN
with Allan Jones and
O V) cvy ITfryU*
Hank Anderson tips Piluso to
Townsend. Townsend made a
pass at Yturri sitting in the
third row. Anderson gets the
ball and does a specialty. Two
points for Oregon and the bald
heads in the gallery call for a
fan dancer. Mandic throws a
block on Jackson and Hobson
calls for a ladder to get PJ off
the rafters. Mandic throws an
other block, the one between
18th and 19th on Chestnut
street. Half-time score 0-0. They
forgot to hire a scorekeeper.
P.S.—It wasn’t halftime. They
forgot to hire a timekeeper too.
Taylor passes—out. Oregon pen
alized for having only four men
on the floor. Hobson rushes on
the floor, and Atherton protests
that Hobby is a professional.
Oregon penalized for having six
men on the floor. Referee stops
fight—Oregon wins on Techni
cal Kayt>. Dog team rushed from
Nome with ice water to give
Slats Gill a transfusion.
CONCLUSION . . .
So long for a while ... we
know—you hope it’ll be a long
Architecture department at
the University of Nebraska is
replacing the standard German
color chart with one using
By MILDRED WILSON
Harvard used to chain its li
brary books to the shelves to
prevent over-prehensile under
graduates from making off with
the volumes—and they’ve al
most decided to start the prac
tice again. It seems the librar
ians in Lowell house, on enter
ing the library door in the
morning, found that during the
night some wits had taken all of
the 3000 volumes in the main
reading room and reversed them
so that the titles faced the wall.
Five librarians placed the books
in order after working three
hours. Nobody was able to ex
plain how the culprits man
aged to do the deed, for the li
brary doors were locked, and
the windows are two stories
above street level.
—The Harvard Crimson.
* * *
An example of a practical
joke that grew to a symbol of
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Oregon W Emerald
Saturday Advertising Staff:
Warren Roper, Manager
Mary Wolf, Night Editor
Hunter Van Sicklen
Copy Desk Staff:
Kent Stitzer, Copy Desk Editor
Mary Ann Campbell
great honor is a little red oil
can presented to Dean E. M.
Freeman of the University of
Minnesota, in 1916. Now, at the
annual college of agriculture as
sembly it is given to the stu
dent or faculty member who has
contributed most to the campus
during the year. Another fea
ture of the dance is the pre
sentation of a ball and chain
award to the couple most re
—The Minnesota Daily.
Poor posture is the coed's
most common fault, according
to Mrs. Josephine Harford,
blond personality authority at
the University of Washington.
Emphasizing the fact that girls
who wished to be more attrac
tive should “straighten up,”
Mrs. Harford declared—“Pos
ture denotes everything—it re
flects your mental attitude and
your way of meeting life as well
as mirroring accurately both
confidence and self-conscious
-—The University of Washing
* * *
I’m through with women
They cheat, they lie,
They prey on us males to the
day we die.
They tease us—torment us,
They drive us to sin;
Oh, oh, who’s that blonde
That just walked in. . . .
—The Cornell Daily Sun.
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silks at half price. Just
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Pat O’Brien and Gale Page
“THE GAY CABALLERO’’
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Action and Love!
Robert Taylor and Ruth
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“ALWAYS A BRIDE’’
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