Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1945)
Oregon It Emerald
LOUISE MONTAG, PEGGY OVERLAND
Jane Richardson, Phyllis Perkins, Viriginia
Scholl, Mary Margaret Ellsworth. Norris
Yates, City Desk Editors
Bjorg Hansen. Executive Secretary
Mary Margaret Ellsworth, Anita Young,
Co-Women’s Page Editors
Jeanne Siramonds, Assistant Managing Editor
Darrell Boone. Photographer
Shirley Peters, Chief Night Editor
Betty Bennett, Music Editor
Gloria Campbell, Mary K. Minor
Maryan Howard. Assistant News Editor
Jack Craig. World News Editor
Norris Yates, Edith Newton
Published daily during the college year except Sundays. Mondays, and holidays and
«ca! examination periods by the Associated Students. University ot Oregon.
Entered as second-class matter at the poitotfice, Eugene. Oregon.
]; v the time college age comes around for young people most
of them are beginning to pretty well shake the peculiarities
•of adolescence, or at least they are beginning to come out of
that period. Maturity lies not far beyond the college youth.
One of the sets of ideas which has perhaps been twisted or
.incomplete through the inbetween period when the youth is
•nether adult nor child is the one concerning relations with the
opposite sex, with marriage an ultimate possibility. College,
-with it.- emphasis on initative and self-dependence, develops a
.•force toward the solving of psychological problems of this
nature. In many cases adjustment is inevitably ne\ci leached,
hut in far more the results are good.
Perhaps the best influence toward developing a healthy atti
tude in this field, outside of the regular hygiene courses which
arc compulsory for both men and women in the l_ni\eisity,
is rui all-campus assembly like the one 1 hursday at which Di.
fhod Popenoe spoke on engagement and marriage in wartime.
It P only in recent years that the tendency in matters of
tins nature has been away from repression and taboo. And it
-we.' about time for light to begin to dawn when it did. after
0 long' period of haphazard or misinformation.
\\ hates er kind of ideas are held on either side of the potential
family there is rarely a case where what can be learned at an
a .semblv like Thursday's will not do some good. Not sen
sational, completely matter of fact, Dr. Popenoe's talk was
w ■ rthwhile to anyone, and informative.
Members of the student audience may have disagreed with
some of the statements the speaker made. However, any
Kitional individual must ralize that his attitude of common
sense, unemotionalilv. and candor is an attitude to be cultivated
and practiced. Dr. Popenoe’s statement of the problem of hasty
in images and quick postwar divorces was to the point. His
advice to young couples, planning early marriages, to wait and
become better acquainted with each other is only sensible.
1 Isuggestion to women whose husbands are in the service
lo-keep busy by working or going to school, to maintain a well
founded social life, and to prepare themselves now, by taking
course.' in psychology, mental hygiene, and homemaking, for
tb ir future positions as wives, is also simple common sense.
'I'he problem of marriage, especially in view of the emotional
in'lability caused by war conditions, is an important one. The
family is the basic unit of a democratic system of government;
without sound, stable family and home lile for the citizens of
a nation, the entire structure may collapse. It is each individ
ual’s responsibility, not only to himself and his future mate, but
to the nation and the community, to face the situation squarely
and sensible, as Dr. l’openoe has urged.
SjxeahivHf aj Spositl...
1v it fair weather or foul, Oregon coeds are not as enthus
iastic about sports as they might he. Oh, they like them, and
each une has her favorite, but practicing is another thing. The
average cued dues not take more than the five required service
.courses She participates in intramural sports because her house
wants a team. Occasionally she goes hiking, canoeing and play s
This seems to be the situation on the V. of O. campus—and
th women's athletic association wants to remedy it. The plans
they made at their retreat at McCredie springs last weekend
t»i >\e that. It's not a tribe of superbly trained athletes thev
want; nor do they expect a woman to spend all her leisure
time participating in sports. Looking to the resumption of
•normal travel, they want to take advantage of the w inter plav
giouuds not far from Lugene. They w ant more overnight camp
ing trips They would like Amphibians to include a larger
gi oup of expert swimmers;.
In other words, they won't be satisfied with merelv sponsor
ing intramurals. A stronger membership in the affiliated clubs—
•Ruling, hockey, Amphibians, Orchesis (modern dance), thev
By BILL SINNOTT
Jan Christian Smuts is the outstanding man at the San
Francisco conference. He is the only delegate here whose
stature as a world figure dates back to the last century.
The field marshal is the best example extant of the blessings
of British imperialism. The one-time Boer rebel is now the
elder statesman of the empire.
Smuts is both the founder of the
League of Nations and of the Brit
ish commonwealth of nations. He
has had a most versatile life as a
lawyer, philosopher, author, botan
ist, statesman, and warrior.
Jan Smuts was born in Malmes
bury, Cape Colony in 1870. His par
ents were typical backveld Boers.
He had a strict Calvinist schooling
at Stellenbosch. His brilliance won
him a scholarship at Cambridge.
The young South African studied
law and took all the honors in
Protege of Rhodes
He hung out his shingle in Cape
town after his graduation. Cecil
Rhodes, ever on the lookout for
bright young men, made Smuts his
protege. The Jameson raid disgust
ed Smuts. He gave up his British
citizenship and moved to the
j Oom Paul Kruger needed an ad
j viser to cope with the Uitlanders
so Smuts became attorney-general
j of the South African republic at
the age of 27. Smuts tried to main
; tain his country’s independence
against the wiles of Lord Milner
who was backed by that great im
perialist, Joe Chamberlain.
The Boer war found Britain un
prepared to fight. Smuts took the
field and became the leading com
mando leader of the war. Kitchener
finally forced the Boers to sur
render after two and a half years
Smuts and Botha became the
two leaders of their people. Smuts
won self-government for the two
defeated republics from Campbell
Bannerman in 1907. In 1910, the
Union of South Africa was formed
with Botha as premier and Smuts
as his second.
In 1914, Smuts put down the
pro-German rebellion of his old
comrades-in-arms, de la Rey, de
Wet, and Beyers.
In 1916 Smuts was made a lieu
tenant-general in the British army
and conquered German East Africa
for the crown.
Lloyd George called him to Lon
don in 1917 and made the ex-rebel
a member of the war cabinet.
Among his colleagues were Lord
Milner, his old enemy, and Curzon,
that most superior person.
By his eloquence, Smuts ended
the Welsh coal strike that had al
most taken England out of the
war. The general’s formula for a
League of Nations was used as the
basis for the Geneva experiment.
Smuts was disillusioned with Ver
sailles. He realized it laid the
ground work for a future war.
Hated by Labor
In disgust he returned to South
Africa where he succeeded Botha
as prime minister in 1919. Smuts
secured the eternal hatred of la
bor by his ruthless suppression of
the Rand revolt of 1922. The strike
leaders were deported to Europe
A drouth and Boer jealousy of
Smuts’ world position caused his
defeat in 1924 by Hertzog, the na
Smuts returned to his farm near
Pretoria and wrote “Holism and
(Please turn lu page three)
j flSlFA BUDDY
[MEET A BUDDY
By JEANNE WILTSHIRE
More and more medals and awards are being won by Oregon
boys in the service. For example. Second Lt. Robert Duncan,
former student, has been awarded the distinguished flying
cross at a formal award ceremony recently conducted at an
air transport command base in India.
He received the award for having participated in 300 hours
of flying- cargo over the Himalaya
mountains in giant transport
planes. This route is considered the
most treacherous in the world be
cause of the dangerous flying
weather and the craggy terrain.
Lt. Duncan is also holder of the air
First Lt. John William, class of
'43, received the purple heart for
wounds received in action in the
Alsace-Lorraine district on Jan
uary 16, 1945.
Tieileinann in Tunisia
Pfc. Walter Tiedemann, former
student, is stationed at El Aouina
air base, Tunis, Tunisia, in the
North African division of the air
transport command. Assigned to
the communications section, Pfc.
Tiedemann’s duties consist in in
stalling and repairing telephone
An important link on every air
base, communications helps speed
arrivals and departures of tactical
and transport aircraft by keeping
all departments in close relation
ship with one and the other. Over
seas six months, Pfc. Tiedemann
has found time to visit the pic
turesque towns of Casablanca,
Oran, and Tunis.
Pvt. Stanley Prouty, former U.
of O. student, is now at the U. S.
army general hospital at Camp
Carson, Colorado. He fought with
(Please turn to page three)
feel, will not only gain for each woman skill and well-being, but
it will also bring more coeds together. Playing together can
promote friendships among women who might not know each
One thing which the W'AA did to unify its organization was
to change the membership fee from one dollar a year to two
dollars for life membership. In this way those who are trulv
interested will join. Another step in the right direction was
calendaring for next year a “co-educational" fun night, at which
both men and women may participate in sports.
W ith a more intensive membership drive and program plan
ning. the W'AA is destined to increase in importance on the
campus, and it is right that Oregon women become sports
conscious in a region where springtime offers more than a
suntan, winter means more than rain, and fall holds more than
By SHUBERT FENDRICK
Day by day progress of the his
torical United Nations secufTTj*’
conference will be broadcast over
KORE at 6:15 Mondays, Wednes
days, Thursday, and Fridays on a
special quarter hour program.
Royal Arch Gunnison, Frank Sin
giser, Leo Cherne, and William
Hissman will all report on this
special program. Other coverage
of the conference is as follows:
Rex Miller — Daily, 4:15, Tues
day, Thursday, and Sunday, 9:15.
Upton Close—Sunday, 3:30.
Harrison Wood—Monday through
Gabriel Heatter — Monday
through Friday, 6:15; Sunday, 5:45.
Alexander Griffin —-Mon d
through Friday, 3:00.
Arthur Gaeth—Monday through
Elsa Maxwell—Monday through
Gordon Burke—Monday through
Loretta Young and Joseph Cot
ton will star in “Ramona” on CBS’
Screen Guild Players Monday from
7 to 7:30. “Ramona” is the love
story of a young Indian girl and
her mate who undergo a series of
hardships throughout their life
time and never seem to find t^lB
happiness they seek.
Stars over Hollywood will bring
Charles Boyer, Irene Dunne, and
Mona Freeman to the microphone,
to star in “Together Again” over
CBS at 9:30 this morning.
Billie Burke portrays Dora
Featherstone on her new NBC pro
gram, The Gay Mrs. Featherstone,
Wednesdays at 8:30. This program
has the distinction of dealing with
the trials and tribulations of an
American family which isn’t the
slightest bit average.
And here’s a few CBS flashes fj&P
Sunday: Kate Smith celebrates her
14th radio anniversary with an all
star show including Tallulah Bank
head. The New York Philharmonic
Symphony highlights a perform
ance by Robert Casadesus of
Beethoven’s Fifth Piano concert.
Phil Baker boosts the 7th war
loan with a special San Francisco
broadcast. Ted Paxson is Nelson
Eddy’s special guest on the Elec
tric Hour. Lyman Bryson explores
the question, “Will Dumbarton
Oaks get us into war?” over Prob
lems of the Peace.
wi'Tsr- ~**m" *
Cor. 13th and Alder
“DOC’ IRELAND, Prop.