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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 28, 1945)
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LOUISE MONTAG, PEGGY OVERLAND
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.
“The resurrection of democratic ideology, not only on paper,
hut in the soul of the young generation . . . spiritual mobiliza
tion all over the world for defense of essential ideals of free
dom.” Those few quotes from vflexander Kerensky’s opening
talk Tuesday morning pretty nearly sum up what we are fight
We Americans do not want territorial gains or special ad
vantages such as reparations as a reward for our part in the
victory. We want a world based on the Four Freedoms. Becom
ing more and more realistic as various world problems have
come to a head, we realize that a perfect world will not and
cannot be built. But we arc striving for the closest possible
realization of our ideal.
As Kerensky pointed out, it is important for each individual
to be “dynamic ... to defend the ideals of freedom . . .” to fight
not only with arms, but spiritually, the “people who tend to
glorify the totalitarian ideology.”
It does not necessarily follow that the close of the war will
end all totalitarianism. There are many more,battles to be won
even on the home front. Much has been said about vigilance
and awareness of the responsibilities of living in a democracy.
That vigilance is necessary to maintain our ideals and protect
our social', economic, political, and spiritual institutions from
being bitten by the totalitarian bug. For totalitarian ideas
thrive on inaction and loss of interest.
Kerensky summed up the whole problem very well when he
said, unless an active world-wide fight to defend free ideals is
carried on, “our democratic world is doomed.”
/I Jiittle Ma'ie. . .
In (he 1850’s Henri Dunant, a Swiss businessman, went to
Solfcrino, Italy, to confer with Louis Napoleon on business
matters. A bloody battle was being fought, and Henri Dunant
helped with the evacuation of wounded.
( hit of this experience grew the idea of an international or
ganization to provide volunteer medical workers and form rules
for treatment of prisoners during wartime and to give aid to
areas devastated by flood, fire, earthquake, or famine. Mr.
Dunant’s writings about the horrors of Solfcrino aroused inter
est, and he soon started a series of conferences to put the plan
The organization he started is known now as the Inter
national Red Cross.
We recognize the great work that tire Red Cross has done
in the past and is doing now. Through its agencies we receive
information about prisoners of war. The Red Cross supervises
prison camps, handles mail for prisoners, and conducts other
This week the campus is asked to contribute its share to the
American Red Cross organization. Membership consists of a
contribution of $1. Racli student is asked to donate as much
as he can. The campus goal is $1200.
As students, our direct contribution to the war effort right
now is very small. We may help with volunteer work, buy
bonds, take summer jobs in \ ital industries, and prepare our
selves for useful careers after graduation. But whatever we do
now cannot compare with the sacrifices of our fighting men.
By giving to the Red Cross we can help a little more.
Atn&iican ^baily . . .
Journalism is the professional result of man’s curiosity about
the affairs of his world and his hope to keep those affairs in
their proper perspective and operation.
We in America who are as accustomed to our dailv paper as
we are to our morning- cup of coffee often fail to realize the
difficulty with which other peoples get their information about
the world's affairs. We are accustomed to sleek-appearing
pages, with easy to-read type, well inked, and printed with ease
and grace. \\ e would scorn small sheets, so poorly inked that
they were nearly unreadable, with old-fashioned tvpe and in
distinct pictures. Yet, all over the world people are getting such
papers and treasuring them. Modern American journalism, even
with its faults, is one more measure of American initiative and
' (t) ESQUIRE, INC., 194 5
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By JANE ELLSWORTH and
Things Are Tough All Over
A poll conducted this month for
Time magazine has revealed some
statistics concerning Montana
State university coeds. Of about
377 women on the campus who
were questioned, 90 are engaged,
and ten are married.
Scattered replies were given to
the question: What is your opinion
of men on the campus now? “Too
young!” said 25 per cent of the
girls. “Too old!” said 8.5 per cent;
“Too conceited!” said 9 per cent.
A survey of dating showed that
of the 37 per cent who are going
out, most “rate a date” about once
a month, 10 per cent date once a
week, and 9 per cent date oftener.
* * *
‘Our Stay-yate Dear’
“Hail Minnesota,” the University
of Minnesota's official song, will be
come the official state anthem if a
proposed resolution is passed by
the Minnesota state legislature.
The resolution suggests that “our
college dear” be changed to “our
state dear,” reports the Minnesota
It looks as though an amend
ment will have to be made to the
resolution unless they can find an
* * *
It Took the Long Way Home
The dean of the commerce school
at Northwestern received a book
the other day that he had ordered
from Copenhagen, Denmark, in
February, 1940, and he’s wonder
ing where it has been for the past
A bill dated April 10, 1940, one
day after the Germans invaded
Denmark, was enclosed, and the
wrapping showed no stamps of
foreign countries and no signs of
A faculty and course evaluation
survey is being conducted at the
University of Kansas. Students
will fill out blanks that will tell
professors how their teaching
methods and classes are liked in
no uncertain terms.
The civilian who buys bonds gen
erously, even sacrificially, is for
that reason more deserving of the
new world that is being purchased
for him by the serviceman’s sweat
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By JEAN LAWRENCE
“The Legend” has returned. __
Capt. Gerald Thornton Smith, ’38, known in the drama de
partment as “The Legend” for some now obscure reason, is
back from bomber piloting in China. Now stationed in Pueblo,
Colorado, he writes that he is using his “out-house variety of
Chinese” to teach Chinese pilots how they do bomber flying
“Heaven Can Wait” is trans
ferring bag and baggage, via a
University truck, to Westfir,
Thursday for a performance
there for the public school and
citizens. Only cast member not
going is Kai Lo who has tail
wagged it to San Francisco.
Thither his fan mail follows.
Members of the cast are warned
to dress warmly. (With that
G. F. (Jeff) Smith, ’37’ recently
stationed at Shephard field, Texas,
has had a reoccurence of malaria
which he picked up in the South
Pacific and is relaxing at present
in the hospital at the field.
Helmets. Shields. Spears and
daggers. The “Trojan Women’’ is
getting warlike in plywood. Stage
design student Dolly Manville was
found at the drama shack paint
ing green snakes on "rounds of
fiber board which she claims are
shields. We’ll take her word for it.
Memory: of the time Robinson
bet anybody in the cast 8 to 1 odds
that they couldn't get through
“Heaven Can Wait” a single night
without a blow. Quote Robinson:
“So far, I haven't been able to get
’em to pay off.”
To obtain white-haired dignity
for Mr. Jordan, Ed Lyons uti
lized some white clown paint
when the makeup box ran low
on white mascara. The paint had
white lead in it. Result: The
Eugene hotel bartender asked
GOLD and brown Schaeffer Ever
sharp. Pat Warring, ext. 270."
PAIR pigskin gloves. Reward. Call
Ann Stevenson, 2900.
Ed if that “child” (23, says Ed)
he had with him was of age.
Purred the undefeated Ed:
“l'es, she’s my daughter.”
Why don’t you try white
As Ed says the light are pretty
dim down there!
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