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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1947)
The annual state peace oratori
cal contest will be held Monday at
7:30 p.m. in the music school audi
torium. The contest is sponsored by
the Intercollegiate Forensic Asso
ciation of Oregon. Rex Gunn will
represent the University with the
speech , “An Oration on Peace.”
Each speaker is limited to 1400
words or about ten minutes of
speaking time. The oration must
deal with peace and how to achieve
it, and advocating war as a means
of peace will not be allowed.
The winner will receive $50,
which will be given by Mr. Rich L.
Reimann, president of the Reimann
furniture manufacturing company,
Salem. Second and third prizes will
be $15 and $7.50. The first and sec
ond winning manuscripts will be
sent to the Intercollegiate Peace
association where they will be
judged in national competition.
Chairman of the event is W. C. Bal
laine, associate professor of busi
Members of the league who are
expected to participate include
Oregon State college, Willamette
university, Pacific college, Pacific
university, Portland university,
Linfield college, Lewis and Clark
college, and the University of Ore
gon. The public is invited to attend
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cynic may uepict a sewer inspect
or’s view of the world, and his
book will show the cruelty, bru
tality, the ignorance, the crime,
superstition, which is all true, but
not a true picture, asserted Di*.
The view of the sentimentalist
may be seen in the book, “Swords
and Roses,” a story of the civil
war, which pictures everything a
gallant affair, with none of the
dead, disease, blood and dirt, he
j said, characterizing this view’ as
I one of lavender and old lace, with
emphasis on. the lavender.
“Most of us do what Walter
Lippmann says not to do. That
is, we define before w’e see, in
stead of seeing first and then de
fining,” said Dr. Odegard.
| The view’ of the sentimentalist
| and the cynic could be illustrated
| in almost any context, stated Dr.
i Odegard. As examples he cited
the sentimentalist's tendency to
remember the good old days, while
the cynic recalls only the drops
of the stock market and farm in
me cynic would say that the
United States is a nation of split
personalities, but the sentimental
ist would see a just nation, a pro
tector of the weak, said Dr. Ode
Man, according- to old Greek
views, is connected to animals
through his physical traits, and to
the gods through his reason, ex
.'lained Dr. Odegard. The monas
teries in the middle ages were
started so that man could dis
courage himself from animal
traits and trust in reason alor.e,
Dr. Odegard, in closing', advo
cated in the words of Henri Berg
son, "Think as men of action, and
act as men of thought.”
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