Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 09, 1945, Page 2, Image 2

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Business Manager
Managing Editor
Advertising Manager
News Editor
Associate Editors
Jane Richardson, Phyllis Perkins, Viriginia
Scholl, Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Norris
Yates, City Desk Editors
Bjorg Hansen, Executive Secretary
Flora Furrow, Women’s Editor
Jeanne Simmonds, Assistant Managing Editor
Winifred Romtvedt, Assistant News Editor
Darrell Boone, Photographer
Betty Bennett, Music Editor
Phyllis Amacher, World News Editor
Gloria Campbell, Mary K. Minor
Wally Adams, Sports Editor
Norris Yates, Edith Newton
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.
. . .
Chances are that either you or one of your roommates have
suffered from a cold or the flu already this term. Chances are
that they don’t feel as well as they might, that they feel tired
and wish they didn’t have so much to do. The complaints arc
common, hut so are the reasons.
There is plenty to do here besides study, and most University
students are inclined to do a lot of things besides burying
their noses in a book. There are regular activities, coke dates,
bull sessions, shows, and dances. By the time a student does
everything he wants to, there isn’t likely to be much time left
to include some of the things that are essential to good health—
important things like sufficient sleep, relaxation, and proper
Everyone realizes that a machine won’t operate indefinitely
without some special care. Typewriters get an overhauling once
in a while, radios get new tubes when they aren't doing so
well, hut too many students never seem to worry about giving
• themselves any kind of care.
You might be surprised how much eight hours of sleep can
do for you when you’ve been getting only about six or seven
a night. And meals can have something to do with it, too. The
meals you get at the house are all right, but too many cokes,
candy bars, and midnight snacks can do plenty to your stomach
that won't make you feel exactly like shining in your 8 o’clock.
Using a little common sense about the weather isn't going
to hurt you either, and it's likely to keep you from worrying
about the Kleenex shortage. We don't blame you if you think
•wearing galoshes is simply not being done, but we see no
reason not to wear wooden shoes, or boots, or not to try keep
ing out of mud puddles, extra downpours of Oregon mist, and
going out without warm clothing.
This whole subject seems like something that hardly needs
mentioning—common sense should tell everyone what to do,
.but we think it might be worth while to have everyone check
on himself to see if he is doing his hest to avoid overfatigue
and that general worn out feeling that is too common in winter
'lime Out tyob /J Qnifie. . .
Criping is an old democratic institution. If we don't like
something-, there is nothing to stop us from saying so in as
loud or as soft a voice as we wish. Many times that freedom
is ridiculed by those who favor different systems—by those
who do not understand why an individual or group should Ire
allowed to voice tlveir opinions. But we guard it carefully as
an “inalienable” right. All of which, leads up to a gripe we
have had for a number of years and have finally decided to
air out.
"Sorry, this row reserved for (lamina Beta Sigma," came
the shrill voices as a number of students tried to find seats
for yesterday's assembly. It turned out that most of the good
seats had been reserved ahead of time by faithful members of
the sororities who had taken their box lunches and arrived
early to snare a couple of rows in the front for their house
There is something particularly disconcerting to see a whole
row of empty seats, attempt to sit down, and discover that the
girl sitting on the end isn't there because she was too la/.v to
move to the middle, but as a guardian so that the members
of her house who come late will he able to get good seats.
How's about a policy of first come, first served? Let's let
everybody who comes to the assemblies have a chance at sitting
in the first ten rows.
Evidence indicates that Adolf Hitler suffered from hysterical
blindness for six months after the last war, says Dr. Victor A.
Hernia of the I.oyola university (Chicago) school of medicine.
To the Editor
To the Editor:
Out of curiosity’s sake we were
wondering whether it was an Ore
gon State Barometer or an Ore
gon Emerald writer that did that
BEAUTIFUL job on the editorial
entitled “rules of the game” that
appeared in the February 7 issue.
We would like to know if the
writer was in school when spirit
between Oregon and Oregon State
really was at a high pitch. Has the
writer ever had the urge to tear
down the goal posts after a foot
ball victory over the Beavers, or
the desire to grab an orange root
er’s cap after we beat them in
basketball? That’s not orneriness,
it’s just an outbreak of the type
of spirit that Oregon and Oregon
State have been carrying on for
the past 50 years.
The rivalry between the two
schools has never been exactly an
old maid’s tea party, and we see
no reason why it ever should be.
Don’t misunderstand; we aren’t
anxious to have a massacre, but
are we trying to build up school
pep and fight spirit, or-are we try
ing to see if we can reach a junior
high level of enthusiasm ?
What if the basketball team
comes out on the floor Saturday
night, bows politely, and says
"pardon me” every time they get
in the road of a “misplaced” Beav
er elbow or knee?
The writer talks about outbursts
during wartime. Are we to under
stand that the boys will want to
come back to a University that
stands up and listens intently to
their arch rival’s alma mater—not
that we expect OSC students to
return the gentlemanly attitude—
or will they want to come back to
the best school in the country and
yell “MIGHTY OREGON” in ev
eryone’s face.
Sincerely yours, with the hope
that we can have a successful
bridge party at halftime Satur
day night.
Jim Bartelt, Dick Wilkins, Brai
ley Brown, Bob L. Moran, John L.
Kroder, Deane Bond, R. W. Peter
son, Hal Schick, Floyd Frederick
son, Bill Mayther, K. Kay Hoover,
Jr., Henry L. Redhead, Ted Kent,
Jim Kroder, Harvey Humphrey,
Charley Ma, Leon Williams, Jack
George, Harry Eisminger, H. C.
Heart Race
(Continued from page one)
Coed Capers he was the topic of
public discussion. The record also
reveals “Chic” was described as a
popular social light at fall term’s
men’s smoker in the following
manner, to wit: that curly-haired,
bronze-colored Oregon wine baron
. . . any newspaper story describ
ing Mr. Cecchini’s visit to a soror
ity house would read like a Frank
Sinatra appearance at Time s
Square ... at any time of the day
Mr. Cecchini, without using cigar
ets as a lure, can surround himself
with a human wall of squealing,
shoving, even fainting coeds.
A special meeting of journalism
students was called Thursday when
it was discovered that the school
was without a candidate for the
position of “King of Hearts." The
outcome of the caucus was the
unanimous election of Bill “Bro
ther" Lindley, rotund, fluent, apple
cheeked “errand boy for Mr. Tug
man” as representative of the
press in the race.
Stamp Sales
(Continued from page one)
house, $5.45; Alpha Delta Pi, $5.25;
Kappa Kappa Gamma, $4.95; Gam
ma Phi Beta, $4.85; Delta Delta
Delta, $4.65; Alpha Xi Delta, $4.60;
Zeta hall, $4.20; Alpha hall, $3.00;
Hilyard house, $2.30; Sigma Kappa,
$1.80; Mary Spiller hall, $1.80;
Rebec house, $1.50.
QlobaMtf, SfieahUuj,
The resistance of General Yamashita’s forces on Luzon has
been amazingly weak. The Japs are as apt at psychological
warfare as the Nazis. Thus one can explain the Nipponese
stories relative to their determination to defend the Philip
pines at all costs.
We can be too optimistic in regard to the length of the war
in the Far East after V-E day. Japan occupies a strategic
position off the coast of Asia
similar to that of England off
Europe. The attempts of Napoleon
and Hitler to invade England show
how very hard it will be for our
forces to invade Japan.
Invasion is only possible from
Korea and the East China coast.
Japan has been barely touched by
the war so far. Over one million
men come of 'military age each
After the War . . .
The Japanese government has
been successful in introducing po
tato cultivation to supplement the
staple rice diet of the people. Few
realize that Japan is now a con
tinental power. Industries have
been transferred to China. The re
cent Japanese victories over the
Chinese have severed China in two
and prolonged for years the final
victory in Eas't Asia.
The approaching defeat of Japan
raises the question of her future
government. One school headed by
Joe Grew, our last ambassador to
Tokyo, believes that the emperor
should be kept to preserve a rally
ing point for the defeated “Hon
orary Aryans.” An imperial re
script from his majesty would set
up democracy in the empire over
The other school believes that
Shintoism is so ingrained in the
Japanese that only by the over
throw of the imperial house, its
focal point, can eventual democ
racy be inoculated in the Japanese.
Dynasty of Sun Goddess
Shintoism is a recent develop
ment in Japan. It grew up after
the Meiji restoration in 1868. The
Japanese think that their em
peror is divine; of a “line unbroken
for ages eternal.” Hirohito is be
lieved to be the 124th descendant
of the first emperor of Japan,
Jimmu Tenno, who was the grand
son of the sun goddes, Amaterasu
O Mikami, the great deity of
The imperial house depended on
adoption and concubinage to pre
serve their race. The present em
peror's grandmother was a Korean
concubine of Emperor Meiji. The
father of Hirohito went mad and
was confined in a strait-jacket
until his death in 1926.
The emperors of Japan never ex
ercised absolute power. They held
a shadowy court for over 1000
years in Kyoto. Government then
as now was carried on by the men
behind the arras who ruled in the
imperial name.
Democracy, In Name Onlv
The opening of Japan by Com
modore Perry caused the revolt
against the Tokuwaga Shogunate
that led to the Meiji restoration in
1868. This revolution was led by
the two great clans of Satsuma
and Chosu that ran Japan until
recently. The Satsuma’s special
preserve was the navy—the Cho
sus’ the army.
Japan enjoyed a democratic gov
ernment in the twenties. It was a
democratic government in name
only as the Mitsuis and the Mit
suhishis each enrolled one of the
two major parties.
Japanese Chauvinism was led by
the late Mitsuru Toyama of the
Black Dragon society. His influ
ence was paramount in Japan from
the start of the invasion of Man
churia in September 1931, which
was the start of World War II.
The militarists gained control of
the government by a series of
assassinations that so scared the
members of the Five Families that
own Japan—the Mitsuis, the Iwa
sakis, the Sumitimos, the Yasudas,
and the Okuras—that they backed
the army’s expansionist policy that
was to set up the “Greater Ilia'st
Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.”
What Now, Stalin?
A fascist government was set
up and an official party, the Im
perial Rule assistance association,
was founded. The army believed
that Hitler had conquered Russia
when the wehrmacht had reached
the Volga at Stalingrad. Decem
ber 7, 1941, was the result.
The Japanese are worried. The
Russo - Japanese non - aggression
pact expires April 25. Stalin has
given no sign that he wishes to
renew it. The Kremlin is believed
to have demanded Manchuria and
Korea as the price for making
war on Japan. Whether Russia will
enter the Far Eastern war is qny
body’s guess. Churchill has termed
Soviet foreign policy “a riddle
wrapped in mystery and enclosed
in an enigma.”
'Heaven Can Wait',
see the
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Friday, February 9 - . - - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 - 9:30 p.m.
Tickets 60c including tax
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