Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 02, 1945, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon If Emerald
Acting Business Manager
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
Published daily during the college 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.
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War priorities have taken their toll of campus activities; war
activities keep many students busy, and studying keeps most
students going at full speed. Yet there are some asipiring young
men and women here who want to be in more activities, who
want to gain the valuable experience that comes from holding
top positions on the campus and being in the swing of things.
From such people we often hear complaints that all the big
jobs for students on this campus are held by a few persons
who seem to have a corner on the market of appointments so
that no one else has a chance.
It is true that many people are doubling in positions, holding
several offices and thus cutting down the number of students
who can get into the big things. But remember, most of these
people who do have such jobs have them because they have
proven themselves capable and because they have put in the
time and effort to acquaint themselves with the work of the
office they hold. No one is likely to become chairman of a
large event, editor of a publication, or president of any group
if he has not served more or less of an apprenticeship learning
how to do the job. When we check back through the years and
look at which seniors of this year were willingly working in
the lowly jobs when they were freshmen we find that they are
the ones who have the important jobs now. They aren’t the
kids who were out just to earn activity points for pledging,
or just fouling around in their spare time—they're the ones
who really worked because they wanted to help.
Actually there is a lot more than just learning to do a job
to be profited from activities. There are new people to meet,
fun and valuable experience to be gained.
Consequently, if you want to work up to a top position and
get your share of the appointments, start now to prove that
you can do something. There is plenty to do despite the various
cancellations due to the war. There is still the Emerald, the
Oregana, the YWCA, and the YMCA; and there is hardly a
day goes by that the Emerald does not carry a story about
petitions being called in for another committee. So if you have
big ambitions, don’t be frightened by the fact that they all
seem to be gone this year—prepare now for the positions you
M ill desire in the future.
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A request may well be impending from the OUT that* the
University of Oregon cancel spring vacation in order to elim
inate unnecessary wartime travel by students. Such requests
have already been received by several other colleges in the
\\ bile the motive for this action seems v alid enough, we
question whether the elimination of the spring interval will
really achieve the result that the ODT desires. Some students,
especially among the freshmen, are addicted to dashing home
every other weekend—some of them every weekend. The lack
of a week or two in the spring would more than likely result
in an increase in short visits home to more than make up
for the falling-off in volume of travel by college students hoped
lor by the government. The only students whose trips would
be genuinely curtailed would be those who live long distances
from the institution of choice. These are in such a definite
minority at the University of Oregon that we believe the in
crease in travel by those students who live comparatively close
at hand would more than cancel out the decrease achieved bv
the abolishment of spring vacation.
Personally, we do not care whether we have a spring vaca
tion or not. The lack of it merely means that we shall finish
the year a week sooner and have that much more time in which
to work and play during the summer. If the ODT also has the
view in mind that an earlier closing of colleges and universities
in the summer will aid the war effort by rendering students
able to put in more man-days on defense jobs, then we will
allow that their reasons for dropping the spring travel are sound.
But we have frequently noticed that government agencies
defeat their own purpose by ordering moves, such as this one.
which bring about unprovided-for results that nullify the bene
fits expected. We believe that they will have to exercise a
great deal more foresight in the future if the country is not
to become disgusted and adopt a reactionary attitude toward
government enterprise.
Town Hall
(The following article was sub
mitted by a member of the student
body with the express purpose of
opening up a discussion on ways
and means of solving a pertinent
wartime campus problem. Further
contributions on this subject will
be welcomed and will be published
under the heading, “Town Hall.”—
“Dad’s Day Off” read Wednes
day’s Emerald, followed by stu
dent comment filled with sadness
and pessimism.
Sadness is justifiable. We
planned to have dads here; many
worked hard to prepare a grand
welcome and program.
Pessimism and inactivity are in
excusable. Yet, in the student com
ment w'ere included: “disappointed,
unfortunate, disappointment” . . .
and not one iota of affirmative
comment or possible constructive
action cited.
Comment on defeat needs no
further description than a tribute
to those who worked hard for
naught and simple acknowledge
ment of sorrow. The “too bad”
attitude, assumed whenever some- j
thing may go awry, will get us
only where we are now.
The ODT order provided an op
portune time to test ingenuity and
initiative. This was a challenge for
the ASUO president, Dad’s Week
end officials, other student lead
ers, and for you and me.
Comments herein submitted are
not to be interpreted as a cam
paign effort for the “girl-date
boy dance,” suggested by the
Secret Six, as an idea for a sub
stitute program to counteract the
surprising developments. That is
only one idea. A little thought and
interest could have churned out
many more. Perhaps a “Dad’s
Weekend” Emerald edition, as a
substitute means of telling par
ents about war-time U. of O.,
classes, campus, activities, and our
life here.
True, time was short and there
were obstacles. The pessimist can
always find them. But every prob
lem has a solution. Better to look
for the answer.
Our obligation is more than ut
terance of diplomatic and sooth
ing comments. Give “Duck ingen
uity” full play. That is our an
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Under British pressure King Peter of Yugoslavia has at last
reluctantly agreed to the formation of a regency. This means
that the Karageorgevitch dynasty will probably never return
to their kingdom.
Marshal Tito is now firmly in the saddle; backed as he is
by both Churchill and Stalin. Tito is a Russian puppet. The
Kremlin envisages a Greater Yugo
slavia after the war — embracing
Bulgaria, Albania, Trieste, Mace
donia and the present kingdom.
The king was backed in his dis
pute with Tito by the Serbs in his
cabinet. The Serbs look upon Tito
as wishing to bring them under
purely Croat rule. The hatred of
the Serbs for the Croats kept
Yuogaslavia from ever being a na
Fascist-Inclined King
The young king is regarded as
being under fascistic influence by
the Tito government. He recently
married Princess Alexandria of
Greece, a piece of King George.
He seems to have inherited all the
dictatorial tendencies of his father.
Serbia was the trouble spot of
the Balkans ever since the country
achieved its independence from
Turkey. Two rival clans: the Obre
novitchs and the Karageorgevitclis
alternated on the throne.
The feud of the rival dynasties
came to a head with the murder of
the last Obrenovitch king, Alex
ander, and his wife in 1904.
Rival Line Enthroned
Alexander was a dumb cluck
who had married a woman with a
past who was ten years older than
he. The king and queen were
hacked to pieces in their bedroom
by a group of officers who threw
the remains out of the window onto
the main square of Belgrade.
The officers restored Peter Kara
georgevitch, the grandfather of
the present king, to the throne.
This same group of officers, led
by General Pera Zivcovitch, plot
ted the assassination of Archduke
Francis Ferdinand that led to the
outbreak of the first world war.
Old King Peter went gaga and
was succeeded by his son Alex
ander as prince regent. Alexander
became king of Yugoslavia as a
result of the peace treaties after
the last war.
The Serbo-Croat rivalry made
parliamentary government in the
country a farce. The Croat deputies
walked out of parliament after
their leader, Raditch, was killed
on the floor of the house by a Serb.
Another Assassination
King Alexander set up a per
sonal dictatorship. He tried to j
keep the Croats down and only
Serbs held administrative posts.
This was galling to the Croats as
they paid most of the taxes and
looked down upon the Serbs as illit
erate barbarians.
The king was essentially a busi
ness man. He piled up a fortune of
$40,000,000 in a few years. He
looked like a small town American
dentist. The king was assassinated,
along with Louis Barthov, in Mar
seilles in 1934 by some followers
of Ante Pavelitch, the present
Croat Quisling.
A regency was set up for young
Peter. The king’s cousin, Prince
Paul, became regent. Paul was
brought up at the Czarist court.
His mother had been a Demidoff.
He was bitterly anti-Russian. This
hatred of Communism was intensi
fied when he married the sister of
the duchess of Kent, Olga of
Greece, whose mother was the
Grand Duchess Helen of Russia.
Enter Russia
Prince Paul tried to do business
with Hitler. He signed the pact
with Germany in March 1941 that,
led to the proclamation of Peter
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Gl Loans
Not Open
To Students
According to a new release by
agency manager of the veterans
business loans, veterans of World
War II will have the opportunity
of applying for loans in pursuing
a gainful occupation, any time
within two years after their dis
There is no relation between the
educational aid provision, under
the GI Bill of Rights, and this new
loan act; but as the matter now
stands, a student enjoying bene
fits from the educational provisiafr
will not be eligible to receive the
other compensation loan until he
ceases or completes his educational
program. As soon as that benefit
is discontinued, the veteran is
qualified to appeal for a business
“The necessary machinery for
processing applications by veter
ans of World War II for business
loans under the Servicemen’s Re
adjustment Act of 1944 (GI Bill
of Rights) has been set up in the
Portland loan agency of the recon
struction finance corporation,"
William Kennedy, manager of tlte~
local agency, announced.
RFC to Review Requests
Mr. Kennedy’s statement fol
lowed an announcement from
Washington, D. C., that the vet
erans’ administration had desig
nated the reconstruction finance
corporation as an agency to review
applications to banks by veterans
for the guaranty of business loans.
Under the program, RFC will
recommend to the appropriate of
fice of the administrator of vet
erans’ affairs whether that office
should approve or disapprove siKjjfr
I Loans applied for may be used
in any business, supplies, equip
ment, machinery or tools to be
used by the veteran in pursuing a
gainful occupation. The govern
ment may guarantee repayment of
such loans to the extent of 50 per
cent but not in an amount exceed
ing $2,000 as its maximum guar
anty. Thus, the veteran who quali
fies for a business loan may ob
tain a guaranty for 50 per cent of
any loan up to $4,000. He may, of
course, obtain from his banker a
loan of greater amount, for in
stance, $6,000; but the guaranty is
limited to $2,000. In loans of less
than $4,000 the government guar
antees half; thus, in a $3,000 loajr
the guaranty amounts to $1,500,
and no more.
Steps Listed
Mr. Kennedy outlined the follow
ing essential steps for veterans
desiring guaranteed business loans:
1. The veterans should first con
tact his local banker. 2. If the
veteran is unable to obtain a loan
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