Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 24, 1945, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon® Emerald
Editor 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
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.
Ktuuuiruf WUatWe Want * . .
How much control do you think the Allies should exercise
over governments in liberated countries? Do you think an
international security organization should be set up to start
functioning before the war is ended? Why? Do you believe
our own government should keep hands off business or should
have a large measure of control; or do you sit on the fence
in between these two ideas? Are you sure that is what you
REALLY believe? Go ahead, sputter. Say it is nobody’s busi
ness what you think. Say weighty problems such as security
organization are entirely up to the political leaders—that your
ideas on the subject are neither desired nor welcomed.
but while you are hiding behind that attitude, it might be
well to remember that after all the individual is the basis of a
democracy. The ideas and beliefs of each person when put
together and coordinated with other points of view, become
the policy of our government. We are not Nazis or fascists and
we have not been taught to believe that only the leader knows
what is best for us. On the contrary, we have been taught to
think for ourselves.
On the other hand, do you actually have definite views on the
type of government you wish? Think, now—how about social
ized medicine, subsidies to shipping and industry, tariffs,
amount of power to be given to an international organization,
control of “service” industries by the government. What do
you actually believe is the policy you would like to see our
government follow? To put it clown to even finer terms—what
sort of a society do you want to live in? Are you sure? Chances
are that when you get right down to it, you haven't decided yet.
It is time to take out our ideals, dust them off and decide
which should be discarded and which are worth keeping,
connection with it, that word has fallen into a somewhat odor
■It is only when the individuals settle on the direction they
wish their government to follow that a democratic govern
ment can have the consistent policy we have been howling for.
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'''Pow&i Politick"9*i Plcuf,
The principles upon which the average American is edu
cated provide perhaps the fundamental cause for the narrow
and somewhat naive attitude which he assumes toward any
discussion concerning international politics. He has been taught
that democracy is primarily “idealistic," — that it does not
recognize the u-e of "force” in settling international disputes
and that a "hands-off" policy is the best means toward an
over-all international security.
The main trouble with the American's conception of foreign
policies is that he still thinks "power" is evil in itself. It repre
sents force in his mind and no matter what the purpose is in
connection with it that word has fallen itno a somewhat odor
ous repute. The fact that every system of government and law
rests upon that basis—force—as a means of punishment for
non-observance, does not occur to this individual. Neither does
he realize when the time for vague abstractions ends and the
time for speciifc details and for definite policies begins.
That time has already passed for this nation. It passed at
the last conference of the Big Three when Mr. Roosevelt, in
stead of withdrawing from events which might infringe on the
textbook definition of the use of "democracy." committed him
self and the nation to a definite participation in the shaping of
events to our liking. The time for "power politics" has come
for this nation because the other nations concerned have openlv
employed such principles. One "innocent" among the wolves
will surely perish.
Bower politics is not bad in itself. Whether or not it is bad
depends upon the end the power serves. The onlv intelligent
procedure to follow is to channel the individual power politics
of the nations into a central pool of responsibility which can
be exercised to insure a durable peace. It is up to us to decide
w hether we w ill withdraw our influence from Central Kurope
and leave it to the forces already raging there or whether we
w ill employ it towards an adequate and constructive goal—the
insuring of a durable peace.
© ESQUIRE, INC., 1943
Reprinted from the March issue of Esquire
Visitor on the campus this week was Jim Ticker, seaman 2/c,
Emerald sports editor fall term of this year. Good to see
you back!
Second Lt. Oglesby Young, former vice president of the
student body and president of Alpha Tau Omega, recently was
awarded the Bronze star for meritorious service in combat on
tne nun army iront in Italy.
Young, aide to the assistant com
mander of the 92nd “Buffalo” in
fantry division, was designated as
division staff officer to observe the
launching of a raid by a battalion
during the course of a battle.
In checking the plan at the as
sembly area, he noted many im
provements that could be made in
order to insure the successful out
come of the operations. His prompt
report on the action proved of
value to the division staff sections.
During the course of action, Lt.
Young evacuated a soldier whom
he found lying partly in water,
wounded by mortar fire.
McAllister Promoted
Sgt. Stuart McAllister, former
student, has recently been promot
ed to his present rank and also
assigned to the oldest heavy bom
bardment group in the Mediter
ranean theater of operations.
Radio-gunner on a 15th ait force
Flying Fortress,, he enlisted in the
army in the summer of 1942, and
was graduated from the radio op
erator’s school at Sioux Falls, S.D.,
and the aerial gunnery school at
Yuma, Ariz.
The organization to which he has
been assigned has flown more than
400 combat missions and has been
awarded the distinguished unit
citation. This group flew the first
high altitude daylight bombing
mission over Europe.
An oak leaf cluster to his air
medal has been awarded to Second
Lt. John Sullivan, former student,
for meritorious achievement while
participating in bombing attacks
against the military and industrial
targets in the Reich and enemy
installations in the path of the
Allied armies in Western Europe.
Sullivan Co-Pilots Fortress
Lt. Sullivan, 23, is a co-pilot on
an eighth air force B-17 Flying
Fortress in the 385th bombardment
group. He received his pilots’ wings
at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, in
April, 1944.
Among latest arrivals at a vet
eran Mitchell 5-25 group is Flight
Officer Thomas Brock, former stu
dent and member of Sigma Nu. He
will serve as pilot with his medium
bomber unit that has given aerial
support to six amphibious landings
in the Mediterranean area in 22
months combat operation. Flight
Officer Brock was given his com
mission and wings in August, 1944.
More Protection Given
(Continued from page two)
to the office of the president ask
ing- for more protection and signed
by a cross-section of women stu
dents, may have helped speed the
Campus Still Perking
(Continued jront page one)
schools; no other system is demo
Ernie Haycox expressed the be
lief that lobbying by the students
would not serve their ends as well
as action by their parents. Stu
dents interested in the passage of
the Ellis bill now before the legis
lature should inform adults in their
communities of their opinions in
regard to the legislation and urge
the voters to contact their repre
New Novel Underway
A new novel, the title of which
has not been ascertained, is brew
ing in the prolific mind of Mr.
Haycox. The novel has been under
way since September, 1944, and the
author expects to complete it with
in two months. This book is set in
Portland during 1863, the days of
steamboating on the Columbia riv
er, when gold prospectors and for
tune hunters swept through Ore
gon in a steady stream of colorful
‘‘Canyon Passage,” Haycox’ ser
ial story currently being featured
in the Saturday Evening Post is
another of his works which was
inspired by the “wild and wooly”
days when the west was young
and the thundering hoofbeats of
fast-moving horses swept across
$i/i Hle/U
Greer Garson and Cary Oftriit
will star in the Lux Radio thea
ter production of “Bedtime Story”
Monday from 6 to 7 over CBS.
“Bedtime Story” concerns the hec
tic married life of two of the show
world’s top names, an actress and
her playwright-husband. Complica
tions occur, and the story becomes
a hilarious comedy.
Baby Snooks goes to the circus
with Daddy while Jerry Dingle,
postman, dreams that he is the
world's greatest circus tycoon—a
member of Barnum and Dingle.
This all happens to “Toasties
Time” Sunday over CBS from 7:39
to 8.
Ty Cobb, one of baseball’s im
mortals, will be interviewed on
Mutual’s Sports Parade today from
2 to 2:30. Honus Wagner, infielder
of yesteryear’s Pittsburgh’s Pi
rates, will also be on the show.
William Bendix, as Riley, is ex
pelled from night school for cheat
ing in an examination in The Life
of Riley over the Blue on Sunday
from 7 to 7:30. Of course it all
comes out right in the end, and
Riley regains his lost honor.
Is your cat in a can of varnish
that has hardened atop the Mount
Washington observatory ? Tint's
just a sample of the problems that
beset the “Handy Man” in his Mu
tual broadcasts Monday through
Friday from 2 to 2:15. Maybe he
can get us some cigarets ?
Berlin will be the topic discussed
by Commander Scott on Romance
of the Highway tomorrow morning
over Mutual from 10:15 to 10:30.
He has probably decided to talk
about it now, because it won’t be
around much longer.
Jane Wyatt is starring in an
original romantic drama being pro
duced on the CBS Theater
day from 9 to 9:30 this*morning.
Or did you get up too late to
hear it?
Share the meat, Save the fuel,
Spare the heat, If you’re feelin’
cool, Honey, let’s be patriotic,
Don’t beef—SHARE THE MEAT!
Written by Jack Kirkwood, Don
Reid, and Henry Tobias of the
CBS Jack Kirkwood show, Share
the Meat will be the official song
of the OPA meat conservation
the great plains. This- serial fea
tures southern Oregon in the vicin
ity of Jacksonville in 1854.
The only trouble about being
able to read women like a book M
that you’re likely to lose yotir
Watch Shop
For the
In Ttaste . . .
Just Opened
11 W. 11th
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Eugene s Modern Dairy Store
1224 Willamette St. Phone 1932