Oregon cJ§ Emerald MARJORIE M. GOODWIN > EDITOR ELIZABETH EDMUNDS BUSINESS MANAGER MAKJUKIE YUUWU Managing Editor (jL,UK1A MAiviiU Y Advertising Manager ANNE CRAVEN News Editor Norris Yates, Joanne Nichols Associate Editors EDITORIAL BOARD Betty Ann Stevens Edith Newton Mary Jo Geiser Betty Lou Vogelpohl, Executive Secretary Warren Miller, Army Editor Carol Greening, Betty Ann Stevens Co-Women’s Editors Betty French Robertson, Chief Night Editor Elizabeth Haugen, Assistant Managing Editor Marguerite Wittwer, Exchange Editor Marv Jo Geiser, Staff Photographer Published daily during the oollege year except Sundays, Mondays, and holidays and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of Oregon. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. Ql&G4tup, JjQSi Qamfianif * . . Visitors, etc., have been remarking for some time now that this campus needs a face wash. One too many candy bar wrapper floated into the old campus, it seems. But the exec council is going to change all that as of today. I'or the time has come for “campus cleanup” day which will brighten Ore gon’s lawns and paths for Junior Weekend. While the girls don slacks and look hopefully for the sunnier spots (thinking of the sun tan, you know), and while they rake and pick up and sweep, perhaps we’ll all get the notion that the lawns would look fine that way ALL THE TIME! :|c * :|: * Gripe upon gripe concerning student carelessness with their papers and cigarette remains have come in this year. Students have been requested to keep things neat through every living organization—repeatedly. All to little avail. This morning the campus looks a little messy but by 5 o’clock this evening it should look fine. Perhaps if all of us register a good “before” and “after” set of pictures in our minds today as the campus cleanup goes into action, we’ll get the drift. We’ll see quite plainly that nobody should have to clean up for company, which is what we're doing today. —M. M. (1. r 9 0 ^Jlte Revil'd, tf-i/ie \\ e noticed that 111 the \\ aruer 1 * rot lie r.s ] > ic lure '" I kis sage to Marseilles, which has been playing1 recently at a local theater, tlie leading character grabs a machine gain and mows down three helpless men who are standing atop their sinking plane waving their arms in hope of rescue. Now we do not see how anybody can lind the slightest justification for that type of nun del, whether committed by us, our allies, or our enemies. Granted that the three Germans in question who were killed in this manner had just been perpetrating exactly the same type of murder upon the men of whom the killer was one. Granted that the na/.is have been guilty of much real butchery of the same type. l>ut we do not believe that these, or any' other rea sons for that matter, justify "fighting the devil with fire." Nor by so lighting him one becomes a devil oneself. \\ e Americans pride ourselves on our notions of humanity and mercy. Is the motion picture industry, then, justified in using its enormous influence to sanction the very tactics so often used by our enemies? M 1 think not. \\ e believe that \\ arners , in allowing* that scene to pass unchallenged through the cutting room, was guilty of exceedingly bad taste. And we trust that no students ol the University of Oregon will be influenced by this scene toward the countenancing ol any such atrocities.—X.Y. " There is no easy answer to Britain’s India problem and we should lie tolerant and restrained in our judgment of what she is forced to do there. The moment Gandhi dies he changes from a man to a saint and 1 shudder in fear that his detail may bring on the bloodiest uprising in India since 1807. He is an astute Politician and at the same time a great religious leader and so one never know s which side of his nature may be dictating any more. The Mohammedans and Hindus hate each other greatly. I he Mohammedan despises the Hindu as one might despise a dangerous snake. Politics in India is always governed by re ligion. I he two groups don l even do business together, nor do they intermarry. Of course all peoples should be free, but the problem is not just that simple in India. Kngland has made many mistakes, but in general her government has been good, Borne of us in America are taking too much to ourselves Brit ain's India problem."—Statement by l)r. D. Wilson MacKinley, superintendent of Pinch memorial hospital at Washington State college, who has spent six years in India. The Cutting Room By BILL BUELL A blend of a serious and dignified love story with the history of one of the supreme achievements of modern science, “Madame Curie” is a picture emotionally and intellectually mature. It succeeds in portraying realistically and without undue sentimentality a relationship combining deep personal affec tion with intellectual comradeship and respect. When the eager young Polish student Marie Sklodowska (Greer Garson) is first placed in his laboratory Pierre Curie (Wal ter Pidgeon) who thinks women have no place in science, is thor oughly disgusted. But he soon comes to admire her scientific gen ius and almost without knowing it they fall in love. ' They are married. During the years filled with discouragement and defeat in which they devote themselves to the search for rad ium, the bond between them be comes continually stronger. On the day of their final triumph Pierre is killed in a street accident. Ma rie, at first stupefied with grief, finally decides to carry on their work alone as he would have wished her to do. Pidgeon Good Pidgeon, as the enthusiastic, talkative, bashful, absent-minded Pierre, turns in the best perform ance of the year. Especially fine are such scenes as the one where he bursts into Marie’s room in the middle of night with a proposal of marriage, proclaiming that their personalities fit together just like the chemical formula NaCl; and the one where in selecting a pair of earrings for Marie he describes her beauty to the jeweler. Miss Garson is also excellent. But she does not quite come up to Pidgeon’s standard because of a tendency to adapt the role to her own Mrs. Miniver personality ra ther than adapting her personality to the role. The attempt to dramatize the search for radium is admirable but not entirely successful. The script was checked and approved by Nobel prizewinner Robert Millikan. The scenes of the initial discovery and of the final isolation convey a feeling of intense and jubilant tri umph. But the sections describing the years of boiling down pitch blende and the 5677 separate evap orating processes become rather tedious. Novelist James Hilton, who serves as narrator for these expository interludes, sounds like Oregon ^Emerald Desk Staff: Virginia Scholl, city editor Wednesday Ad Staff: Franny Meier, day manager Marilyn Glenn Jackie Kenfield Might Staff: Marian Schaefer, night editor a combination of an English head master, a traveltalk commentator, and the type of professor who reads his lectures. Dr. Herring Outlines (Continued from page 1) tacked the former system of mak ing diplomatic appointments out of the gravy bowl, and said that we have been sending- second or third raters to South America. “In the last 20 years there has been some improvement, however, and we’ve been trying to make up for lost time,” he said. Obstacles that will have to be surmounted before the relations can be strong, according to the doctor, are the institutions of dic tatorships in some South American countries, the growth of violent nationalism in others, and political issues in the United States. In answer to questions at the conclusion of his talk, Dr. Herring said that the resignation of Under secretary of State Sumner Welles had hurt the relations with South America, because Welles was held in high regard there. He also said that the “career diplomats,” while being well trained and discreet, did not have enough imagination to help either the South Americans or the United States in these rela tions. Panel discussion leaders declared in the second meeting of the in stitute series Wednesday afternoon Take your Mother out to Friday night Dinner This Weekend Fish 'n Chips only 45c at NEWMAN'S GROTTO 764 Willamete THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE ORGANITION OF THE UNIVERSITY Announces a Free Lecture on Christian Science by Charles V. Winn, C.S.B. Member of the Board of Lectureship of tire Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, in Boston, Massachusetts at the GUILD THEATER, IOHNSON HALL Sunday, May 7, at 2:30 Students and faculty* are cordially invited to attend Book Collection Due For Prisoners of War Books donated by the various houses in the war board cam-j| paign to secure much-needed books for prisoners of war will be collected from the houses to day, Florence Hintzen and Bib bits Strong, co-chairmen, an ounced Wednesday. The house donations should be tied in bundles or boxed and placed on the front porch. that bettering of Inter-American relations rests primarily on an in creased understanding between peoples, to be gained partly through the increased trade rela tions expected ffollowing the war. Based on iftie theme "Under standing Inter-American Affairs," the forum was conducted by coir? sultants Dr. Herring, Professor A. L. Lomax, school of business administration; Dr. Warren D. Smith, geology and geography de partments; Dr. Victor P. Morris, dean of the school of business ad ministration; and Dr. Anibal Var gas-Baron, Romance language de partment, chairman for the meet ing. © Wanted WOMEN STUDENTS for lunch and dinner hour help at the An chorage. 1 HI MOMS! Drop in and make your annual Junior Weekend visit For finer flavors in iresh Ice Cream “Doc” Ireland, Prop. "THE IMPOSTER" JEAN GABIN ALLEN JOSLYN fTEUlfll "NONE SHALL ESCAPE" MARSHA HUNT ALEXANDER KNOX sgros&nfi 'The Woman of the Town" with with CLAIRE TREVOR "Tunisian Victory"