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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1942)
, Allied Optimism Chief Cause
Of Trouble, Says Dr. Kuo
By JUNE TAYLOR
Underestimation of the Japanese and the occidental atti
tude for imperialism are responsible for the present situation
in the Far East,. Dr. Zing Yank Kuo, noted Chinese scientist
and educator, declared Thursday to the assembly in McAr
.Explaining that the Japanese had lost over two million
soldiers, including eight lieutenant-generals, in China during
the past tive years, Dr. Kuo em
phasized Viat the United Nations
failed to recognize how acute the
Japanese desire to withdraw
troops from China was.
f Lack of Understanding
He stressed, “This lack of un
derstanding of the desperate situ
ation of Japan in China was
briefly responsible for the sneak
attack of the Japanese on Pearl
Japan could not have merely
recalled the soldiers without in
curring a mass revolt, he stated,
remarking that the Japanese
soldiers like China. Some even
went so far’ as to adopt foster
parents and establish themselves
on semi-permanent grounds in
the sectors in which they are
quartered, according to Dr. Kuo.
The allies made a psychological
error when they allowed Japan
to first annex Manchuria, which
in Dr. Kuo’s opinion, served as
encouragement to Mussolini to
♦take Ethiopia, and Hitler to at
"tack Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
“If the statesmen of the West
understood the psychology of
the east, they wouldn't make
such a mistake,” he surmised.
He explained that the Nippon
ese had appeased Britain’s fears
about the invasion of Manchuria
by telling England that they were
abolishing Russian . communism
and thereby indirectly protecting
the British empire.
Although Dr. Kuo admitted
that China was interested in the
second front, he said she also
feels that the United Nations are
making another mistake in con
sidering Japan a secondary en
emy to be dealt with only after
Hitler has been defeated.
“One day lost or delayed will
£ sacrifice thousands of lives,” he
Another reason for the fact
that Japan should be dealt with
immediately, according to Dr.
Kuo, is the fact that she is train
ing native troops who will act as
patrols in their respective re
gions to guard against Allied in
One solution he offered was
that the United States send more
lend-lease help to China, com
menting that China asks for no
more than 5 or 10 per cent of
the aid the United States is al
ready sending Great Britain. In
this war, China could open a
counter offensive and keep Japan
“If the United States would
give China 30 transport planes
with a 20-ton capacity, their loads
would be double that of the
Burma road. Is China asking too
much?” he demanded.
Commenting on what he term
ed the second big mistake in the
East, he mentioned the “Kipling
complex” of western powers, re
marking that “the Chinese and
Russians who have died during
the last five years did not die to
help preserve the British empire.
I think the time has come that
the West should stop thinking of
the East in terms of an inferior
race, in terms of trade, and com
merce, and national resources for
Remarking that the new order
for the East will be “Asia for
the Asiatics,” Dr. Kuo hastened
to explain that he spoke in the
true sense of the phrase, not the
Japanese version, “Asia for the
“White imperialism must go,
but no other imperialism must
come to take its place, whether
yellow, gold, or red,” Dr. Kuo
announced. “The whole world is
looking to the United States for
far-sighted leadership to lead the
world to a better future,” he con
Ray Leonard sang a solo,
“Little Song of Life,” at the as
sembly, accompanied by Jean
Dean Victor P. Morris of the
school of business administration
was master of ceremonies.
Dr. Kuo spoke also at the fac
ulty forum sponsored by the in
ternational relations faculty com
mittee at 4 Thursday in 207
Chapman on “International Re
He opened the lecture series
in Friendly hall, at 7:30, talking
on “The Chinese Mind.”
Coeds are encouraged to enroll
in mathematics at University of
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Between the Lines
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and his pulse continued to reach
for the sky. The only thing- to
do, reasoned his house brothers,
was to carry him over to the doc
on a stretcher while he was still
asleep and while his pulse was
free from worry that would have
been present had he been awake.
This Is It
And that is what they did.
“Here is a man who wants to
join the Marines,” they said as
they carried him in.
“But we can’t take a man in
that condition,” argued the doc.
“And why not?” the brothers
“I’m glad you brought that
up,” smiled the doc, and picking
up his briefcase left the room.
—but what are a few
drops of rain when you
can have your clothes
cleaned and pressed so
\\ e call and deliver.
Nine Girls Pledged
By Music Honorary
Mu Phi Epsilon, national hon
orary society for women in mu
sic, announced nine pledges re
cently. All are enrolled in the
school of music.
Those pledged, according to
Ruth Baker, president of the lo
cal chapter, were Nymphia Lam,
Marilyn Beltz, Ruth Merritt,
Phyllis Gray, Genevieve Graves,
Phyllis Taylor, and Mary Gene
The new pledges, members and
alumnae will attend a banquet
celebrating founder’s day at 6:30
p.m. Friday, in Gerlinger hall.
Radio Group Presents
New Skits on KOAC
Radio Workshop last night
presented two programs, K. S.
Wood, director, said' today, the
“Professor's Chair,” in which Nor
ma Baker interviewed Mrs. Edna
Landros, acting head of the de
partment of classics, and a bio
graphical sketch on the life of
Omar Khayyam by Kenneth
Wood, entitled "Petals from the
Members of the cast were
Fred Beckwith, Mary Plowman,
Larry Holden, Bob Mundt, Dale
Miller. Frank Watkins, and Wil
Next Thursday from 8 to 8:30
the workshop will present the
“Gentle Poet,” another biograph
ical sketch about Henry Wads
(Continued from page one)
C. J. Sullivan, assistant professor
of philosophy. Dr. Leona E. Ty
ler, assistant professor of psy
chology and John Stehn, band di
rector, have been recruited to
teach intei-mediate algebra.
Six graduate assistants are
now supplementing the regular
staff of five teachers. Esther Al
kire, Bessie Kamarad, Gordon
Bailey, George Costello, Whitney
Scobert, and John Rowland are
Lola Rae, a senior, and Mrs.
Jeanette Lund, a former high
school teacher, are also instruct
Math classes are being held in
seven buildings this year in con
trast to four last year, Oregon,
Deady, Friendly, Villard, com
merce, PE, and education.
Planned for two sections each,
elementary algebra has jumped
to 12 sections and intermediate
algebra to 10 classes.
Love and scandal are the best
sweeteners of tea.
“The Coke’s in”
“That’s the happy greeting heard today when a
new supply of Coke arrives at a cooler. Folks
waif for it... wait because the only thing like
Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola itself. Customers smile
and start moving up to pause and be refreshed.
“There’s a cheerful spirit about this way of
accepting wartime restrictions. Morale is high.”
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