Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 03, 1946, Image 1

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    Postwar Malay
Talk Scheduled
Thursday Night
Dr. Fay-Cooper Cole
First Condon Lecturer
Dr. Fay-Cooper Cole, depart
ment chairman of anthropology
in the University of Chicago,
will address audiences in Eu
gene, Portland, and Corvallis
for the second series of the
1^45-46 Condon lectureship of
pus April 4 on the problem of
the state of higher education.
Dr. Cole will Speak on the cam
pus April 4, on the problem of
Malaysia in the postwar world.
The speech is scheduled at 8 in 207 i
Explorer, Writer
Cole has written several books
on this subject and has done con
siderable exploring. He is recog
nized as one of the authorities on
this question. For his extensive re
search in Malaya Dr. Cole was
awarded the Gold Medal of the
Geographical society of Chicago.
It is the opinion of Dr. Cole that
it would be inviting another war
if the western peoples tried to re
gain their pre-war domination of
the wealth and trade of Malaysia.
also feels that the Malaysians
must be given grave consideration
and their abilities must be recog
“We must have this willingness
to share the good of the land
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Red Cross Slates
Nursing Courses
Registration of home nursing
classes for veteran wives and Uni
versity women students sponsored
by the University Red Cross chap
ter will be held Thursday and Fri
day afternoon in Dean Karl On
thank’s office, Johnson hall, from
2 to 5 o’clock.
The classes for veteran wives
will be held two afternoons a. week
for two hours at the Fairmont
Christian church. Arrangements
have been made to take care of
children of mothers who wish to
attend the classes.
University women’s classes will
be held once a week for two hours.
Two classes will be organized and
each class will be limited to ten
Further announcements concern
ing the days of the classes will be
made in the Emerald.
YMCA to Formulate Plan
For Year; Install Officers
The YWCA will open their activities for the term with an
installation this evening for the newly-elected officers and
cabinet members, and the sponsorship of their annual retreat to
“Pujay” to formulate plafis for the coming year.
Installation of the new officers and cabinet members will
take place tonight at the home of Mrs. H .K. Newburn. Mary
Corrigan, retiring president, will install the following officers:
Margery Skordahl, president;
^Martha Thorsland, vice-president;
" Ifflfe-Desinger, treasurer; and Beryl
Howard, secretary.
New Cabinet Members
Cabinet members who will as
sume their new positions are:
Bobbie Fulmer, membership; Mary
Anne Hansen, publicity; Betty
Walters and Laura Olson, public
affairs; Bjorg Hansen, interna
tional affairs; Virginia Hammer
quist, luncheon club; Shirley Mult
hauf, worship; Geneva Davis, con
ference chairman; Shirley Pfaffle,
Town and Gown; Dedo Misley,
social; Ann Woodworth, house
council; Virginia Tomkins, girl re
serves; Dorothy Rasmussen, com
munity service; and Pat Ebert,
Heading this year’s Flying
Speech squadron will be Beverly
Deichler and Carolyn Jenks will
have charge of posters for the “Y.”
McKenzie Retreat
Hostesses for the evening are
the members of the advisory board
With Mrs. Dell Thorsland in charge.
“Pujay," site of many a YWCA
retreat on the McKenzie river will
once again be open April 6 when
the new and old officers and cabi
net members will meet to plan next
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Enrollment — 3286;
Record Threatened
Only 16 more registrants are
needed to break the reeord
spring term enrollment of 3301
set in 1940, Clifford L. Con
stanee, assistant registrar, an
nounced yesterday.
By 5 o’clock last night 3286
had completed their registra
tion, an increase of 497 over
tile first day.
During winter term a total
of 3423 completed enrollment,
making it the third largest
winter term on record. The
largest registration in the his
tory of the University was re
corded fall term of 1940 when
3705 students entered.
Constance now estimates
that his previous guess of
3500 registrants will be sur
Professor Thacher Back
Following Overseas Tour
W. h. G. Thacher, professor of English and advertising,
has returned to the University this term after 7 months as a
professor of advertising in the Shrivenham army university in
England. While attached to the army, Mr. Thacher held the
assimulated rank of field officer.
Shrivenham is one of three army schools in the EuroDean
tneater. 'Another university is lo
cated at V.iarritz, France, and
Camp Wharton near Liverpool
serves as a technical school. The
students, totally 4.000 for each of
the two eight-week terms during
which Mr. Thacher served on the
tacult.y, were predominately non
commissioned officers and officers
up to the rank of colonel. The
schools are open to all American
soldiers with college experience of
who are eligible to enter college,
Mr. Thacher said.
University Offered
The university offered a full
fledged curriculum in all courses
except medicine and law. “The
campus was a beautiful park,”
Thacher said in describing the uni
versity location. “The mess hall for
faculty and officers was located in
a baronial mansion and the campus
itself was carved out of an old
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Educational Board
To Resume Films
The Educational Activities board
resumes its free movies series to
night at 7:30 p.m. in 207 Chapman
hall with the feature "Alaska’s
Silver Millions,’’ a film depicting
the life cycle of the salmon.
Three other pictures which will
also be offered include "The Home
Place," showing various shots of
homes of historic interest from
colonial homes to the present, and
will point out types of architec
ture worthy of perpetuation: Alex
ander Calder: Sculpture and Con
struction," q technicolor film tell
ing of this contemporary artists
work; and "Modern Lithographer,”
describing the techniques and
processes of lithographic . artists.
Former China Observer Relates Impressions;
Russian Threat Minimized by History Teacher
By Vernon White
The knowledge that American
material war aid would soon pour
in to the Chinese battle-front in
sufficient quantities to make a real
difference had a very great effect
upon the plans and morale of the
Japanese forces in the spring of
1945, Thomas E. LaFargue, visit
ing associate professor of history,
asserted in a recent interview. He
pointed out that the arrival of
American-trained Chinese fliers
and the completion of training of
large numbers of troops in infil
tration and western battle tactics
coincided with the arrival of more
supplies so a great counter-offen
sive was in the offing when the
war ended. La Fargue was con
nected with American forces for
nine months in 1945.
Corruption Overemphasized
He believes the much-publicized
corruption in the central govern
ment to have been vastly over
magnified in the American press.
Although much inefficiency due to
lack of transportation and experi
ence with western machines exist
ed, he is of the opinion that China
could not have fought an organized
war for seven years if the bulk
of these charges of corruption were
Peasants Uninformed
LaFargue cleared much of the
smoke from the Communist-Na
tionalist situation when he stated
that the peasants in the Red-con
trolled area have very little know
ledge of the ideology of economic
systems and support the Red gov
ernment because practical ex
perience has shown them they are
beter off under it. Decreased taxa
tion, reduction of usury, increased
education and division of the great
estates are the tangible proofs of
fered them. There is little concen
trated attempt to indoctrinate com
munism among the people as the
Marxists are a handful among
Russian Policy Clever
Despite stories in our newspapers
that Russia doesn't intend to with
draw her troops from the railways
and mines of Manchuria, Mr. La
Fargue believes that Russian
foreign policy in Asia during the
past quarter-century has Shown it
self far too clever to sacrifice its
carefully built-up fund of good will
for mere immediate gains in Man
churia. -
He sees' a tremendous sacrifice
of Oriental good will, however, by
j both Russia and the United States
in their occupation of Korea. The
only explanation which appears
plausible to him of this occupation
is the old concept of the right of
the victor nation to occupy the land
of the vanquished until its fate is
decided. Characterizing the policy
as "stupid” he asked how Korea
will be any more ready for de
mocracy five years hence than it
is now. Democracy is learned by
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Nine to Receive
Varsity Awards
For Basketball
Three-Stripe Badge
To Robert Hamilton
Following- a recommendation
from Anson Cornell, athletic mana
ger, the executive council approved
nine varsity basketball awards,
three freshman numeral awards,
and one senior manager award at
their last meeting.
Robert Hamilton was given the
only three-stripe award and wdl
receive a blanket upon graduation.
Recipients of the two-stripe badges
were Richard Wilkins, Kenneih
Hays, Reedy Berg, Stanley Will
iamson, Roy Seeborg, George Bray,
Marvin Rasmussen, and Bruce
Hoffine. Nick Weddle will receive
an award as senior basketball
, Freshmen given basketball
awards for junior varsity play are
Walter Kirsch, Robert Kehrli, and
Alan Cohen.
Group Qualifies
Qualifying- for their varsity
swimming letters in the 1946 sea
son were Clifford Brooks, Dani*-!
Callis, Jr., -Robert Hiatt, George
I Moorhead, John McGee, Robert
Prowell, Val Robbins, Alden Sund
; lie, and Richard Trctheway. All
will receive first-year awards ex
jeept Prowell and Callis who are
: eligible for their second-year
Cornell Recommends
Recommended by Cornell and
! passed by the board were 14
freshmen basketball awards, to be
given to Ramah Gordon Allbright,
George Bell, John Costello, Don
Dibble, Eugene Evonuk, George
i Huggins, De Wayne Johnson, Carl
| Kitchell, John Lieder, Walt Mc
iClure, Arthur Milne, Wallace Mold,
I John Neeley, and Joseph Winter.
; Newburn To Talk
At First Assembly
Dr. Harry. K. Newburn, pre.-jir
dent of the University, will open
the spring term assembly series
with an address titled “Responsi
bilities of the Educated Mar.”
McArthur court will be the scene
of the gathering to be held at 11
a.m. Thursday. The assemblies a- e
alternately student and faculty
sponsored. The former are for en
tertainment purposes while the
second group regularly presents
outstanding speakers and lecturers
of an educational nature.
ream introduced
During winter term, the assem
blies featured such diverse pro
grams as the basketball team, in
troduced by Coach Howard Hob
son, student introduction of the
proposed new University constitu
tion, an account of military gov
ernment in Germany, and another
on the army of occupation in Aus
tria: "Russia and Asia” was the
subject of a talk by Dr. Stefan
Osusky, former Czechoslovak am
bassador to France, while Dr. Roy
Dickerson spoke on "Love and
Bands Featured
Student bands and campus tal
ent were the keynote of other
; Thursday morning assemblies. No
! classes are scheduled at this time
to give all students opportunity to
take advantage of these assem
blies, both educational and enter