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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1942)
To Drop to 18
In a fireside chat Monday
night President Franklin D.
Roosevelt stated that lowering
of the draft age from 20 to 18
would' be necessary to the win
ning of the war.
The president pointed out that
the armed forces must consist of
young, strong men. He said that
it is a known fact that 20-year
olds make better fighting men
than 30-year-olds and that, “The
sooner the younger men get into
action, the sooner the war wfll
be W'on. The eventual lowering
of the draft age to 18 is neces
sary for victory.
The chief executive gave as
surances that the United Nations
are winning the war. He gave
production figures to show that
the Axis is being out-produced.
On his recent western trip he
found the American people united
as never before in a struggle
which every day is increasing in
The much-discussed subject of
manpow'er was carefully sur
veyed by the president. “We
must select and train the men
with the highest fighting ability,
and we must solve the farm labor
problem by using high school
students, women, and older men.
War workers must not move
from job to job,” he said.
President Roosevelt concluded
saying, “It is useless to win bat
tles if the cause for which we
fight is lost. We are fighting for
restoration of faith, hope, and
peace throughout the world. The
military strength of the Axis
must be so destroyed that it will
not rise again a generation
Dr. Hernane Tavares de Sa,
Brazilian educator and journal
ist, cleared many misconceptions
of his native country Monday
evening when he told a meeting
of students and faculty that the
United States does not realize
the tremendous pace at which
the industrialization of Brazil has
"The North American public
has been under the tyranny of
picturesqueness and local color
in its conceptions of Latin Amer
ica; if this is lacking, the picture
for the public is full of suspi
cion,” said Dr. Tavares.
Crusading Spirit Dangerous
He believes that the American
university is the place for such
mistaken ideas to be clarified in
an intelligent manner. But, he
warned, such clarification must
be done in a tolerant manner.
"South America fears the cul
tural imperialism of the United
States.” he declared. "The dan
ger of the good neighbor policy
lies in the crusading spirit of the
U.S., its desire to make another
country exactly like itself; happy
and perfect,” he said.
The two nations have much to
learn from each other, he feels,
and since the basis of mutual
sympathy is already there, it re
mains to establish a perfect mu
This meeting was sponsored by
Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi.
Dr. Tavares' next ‘£]!sbeeh will be
at 11 this morning in McArthur
(Courtesy oi the Register-Guard)
UO’s GREATER ARTIST SERIES THIS SEASON WILE INCLUDE . . .
. . . top row, left to right: Larry Adler, the choral union, with Dean Kratt, insert, and Paul Draper; bottom row: Dorothy Maynor, the
Mine o’clock Opera Company, and Zino Francescatti.
Draper and Adler's Novelty Act
Will Open Greater Artist Series
By BETTY LU SIEGMAN
Among the five outstanding attractions on this year’s
Greater Artist concert series schedule is the famous team of
Draper and Adler, harmonica and tap dance specialists, who
will present the first 1942-43 event in McArthur court Mon
day, November 16.
Completing the series are “The Marriage of Figaro,” Mo
zart s famous comedy opera, Feb
ruary 15, 1943; the University
Choral Union, directed by Dean
Theodore Kratt, Monday, March
1; Dorothy Maynor, sensational
negro soprano, Friday, April 2;
and Zino Francescatti, famous
violinist, Thursday, April 8.
Tickets on Sale
Season tickets for the concert
series went on sale Monday at
the University ticket office, ac
cording to Richard C. Williams,
educational activities director. The
drive will last from October 12
Phi Beta, campus music hon
orary, will also direct a sale of
tickets at Miller's store. Repre
sentatives of the society will be
on hand from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
on weekdays and from 10 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
Draper and Adler
Paul Draper and Larry Adler's
harmonica and tap dance team,
whose refreshing act has an
swered the public demand for
novelty on the concert stage, will
range from Bach to Gershwin and
from Scarlatti to Ravel.
“The Marriage of Figaro," Mo
zart's enchanting comedy opera,
will be presented by the Nine
o'clock Opera company, a group
of young American singing ac
tors, whose first transcontinental
tour of 75 appearances last sea
son was the sensation of the con
Critics have agreed that this
ekgttyig, 'stream-lined t production
in Englisl^ .t^axjsljition. has done
more to popularize opera in
America than anything in years.
The presentation of the Choral
Union has not been announced as
yet because publishing houses
cannot commit the oratories that
will be available.
Negro Soprano Good
Miss Dorothy Maynor, negro
soprano, has risen rapidly to
fame and today she is considered
one of the outstanding attrac
tions on the concert stage.
The famous French violinist,
Zino Francescatti, came to this
country three years ago and has
been a hit ever since.
Alumni Staff Shift
Rosalind Grey, secretary-treas
urer of the alumni office, has not
returned to her post this term,
announced Jean Parker, records
clerk of the office yesterday. La
Verne Davis, secretary to Elmer
C. Fansett, is being trained to
take over her duties. Miss Davis
is unfamiliar with the duties of
the office and is being helped by
Miss Parker, who has worked
with the office since last year.
Cottage Nearly Empty
Strangely enough, the infirm
ary is nearly empty- and this
after a big game. It’s only woe
ful occupant is Ted Odland.
Dick Brown spent Saturday
night in the cottage and was re
leased Sunday morning. Bob
Martin was dismissed Saturday.
For failure to pay out-of-state
tuition,' 12 students were sus
pended from the University as of
October 10, according to C. K.
Stalsberg, cashier in the business
Students suspended for this
reason are given one week to be
reinstated by paying whatever
they owe plus a $2 reinstatement
fee, according to Mr. Stalsberg.
If the fees are not paid by Oc
tober 17, registration of the sus
pended student is cancelled al^
no credit is given for the term’s
work. Two women and ten men
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THE CHARRED WITNESS
James Gould Couzzens,
THE JUST AND THE UNJUST
Howard Hunt, EAST OF FAREWELL
Armstrong Sperry, NO BRIGHTER GLORY
Arthur Koestler, DIALOG WITH DEATH
Arthur Garfield Hays, CITY LAWYER
Gertrude Diamant, THE DAYS OF OFEL1A
James M. Cain,
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