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Oregon ^' Emerald
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the University of Oregon, published
«iaily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays, and final examination periods.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Ore.
Member of the Associated Collegiate Press
©OB FRAZIER, Editor BOB CHAPMAN, Business Manager
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walt McKinney, jeanne simmonds, maryann thielein
Associates to Editor _
" WALLY HUNTER
PHYLLIS KOHLMEIER VIRG TUCKER
HELEN SHERMAN Advertising Manager
Assistant Managing Editors ___
National Advertising Manager.. -Maril^Turner
Circulation Manager .Billi Jean Riethmiller
Editorial Board: Harry Glickman, Johnny Kahananui, Bert Moore, Ted Goodwin, Bill
Stratton, Jack Billings. _____
Office Manager .Marge Huston Foster
No Hucksters Are Helping
A campaign conducted on its own merits is something a bit
novel at the University. But the success or failure of such a
drive soon will be established, for the WSSF drive is being
conducted on just that basis.
Because the March of Dimes and the Red Cross refused to
participate in a once-and-for-all drive, whereby the student
would be touched for a contribution once a year, instead of
the steady hand-out routine, the United Fund drive collapsed
before it could be tested. But the World Student Service Fund,
which conducts its annual campaign on the Oregon campus
and thoughout the nation’s colleges and univesitries was willing
to stand behind the drive, sharing the proceeds fairly with
other worthy causes. The organization is to be commended for
its understanding attitude toward a single collection, both as
a boon to the college student and as a proper and sincere
means of aiding eleemosynary causes.
Last year, the University of Oregon contributed more than
$2000 to WSSF—more than twice as much as Oregon State
college, whose enrollment is considerably greater than our own.
In fact, the University contributed more than any other Ore
gon institution of higher learning, a sign indicative of Oregon’s
generousity, belief in learning, and liberality. However, the
campaign was based on a house-against-house dii\e, and the
sign could be mis-read. •
The same urgent need is still among foreign countries. Stu
dents are still suffering from cold and disease and hunger, in
addition to lack of books and school supplies. The campaign,
with a goal of a dollar a student can be achieved this year only
through a realization of Europe’s, China’s, and Southeastern
Asia’s needs, for no professionalized and consec|uently cheap
ened money grabbing methods are being employed.
The returns to date arc not encouraging—either as signs of
recognition of suffering and need, or as a help to education
which is looking toward America. To keep the flicker of hope
from (K ing out, and to encourage it to burst into the flame of
faith—it’s up to the American student to help his intellectual
Tlve University’s whistle didn’t blow Wednesday.
Schools throughout the land didn’t close, nor was there re
joicing in the streets.
Nonetheless Wednesday was Guy Fawkes Day here and
We spent the day traveling from campus coffee shop to cam
pus coffee shop (and in our classes) wishing our friends a
“happy Guy Fawkes Day.” In virtually every case the response
was a blank stare.
Tut, tut. Could it be that the infamous Guy is already for
gotten, and this only 342 years after his dastardly deed?
Are there really students on this campus who are not reared
on that delightful bit of doggerrell.
Do you remember,
The 5th of November,
Gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
As every schoolboy apparently doesn’t know, Guy Fawkes
(1570-1606) was arrested for trying to blow up the sacred
halls of parliament in London. Sixteen Ought Five was the
year if we remember correctly. Jamie of Scotland was yet
new on his job.
Annually on the 5th of November he is hanged in effigy in
London. Before parliament opens, a search party goes through
the basement of the parliament house looking for gunpowder.
That Guy Fawkes should be forgotten so soon is certainly a
sad commentary on our observance of traditions. His foul deed
is deserving of more recognition.
Recall the Nipponese? Well,
They Don't Hate You Anymore
By BETTY LYNCH
What ever happened to those lit
tle brown boys you hated so much
two years ago—the little fellows
you were going to annihilate, whose
homeland you were determined to
destroy; those treacherous people
who attacked you with your pants
down at Pearl Harbor? What hap
pened to them? Maybe they won
That isn’t the way you heard it,
is it? But they don’t hate you any
longer. The Japanese are through
following the leader. Yes, they do
follow General MacArthur, but he
has handled the whole conduct of
the occupation so as tp forge a
bond of understanding between him
and the Japanese people unmarked
between conqueror and conquered
in all history. All this contrasts
with “Dug Out Doug’s” status as a
prophet in his own country. His
reputation among Americans at
home is not unscarred by criticism.
The General’s popularity with the
Japanese rests not only on his per
sonal qualities but on the sense of
liberation from the militarists
which the defeat gave them, and
along with that, on their craving
for a new leadership.
«jatcn on ^uick
The Japanese grasp new ideas
fast; too fast, many say, as mere
imitators without principles or
convictions. A strong basis of his
toric fact tends 'to support that
contention. They took over the Chi
nese system of government in the
twelfth century and the German
militaristic form in 1889. Both of
these systems proved highly effi
cient for the economic and military
dictators, but what about that
great entity—the common man ?
A childlike trust in their leaders
has always prompted the Japanese
to follow where leadership directs.
They work by group decision with
out individual independence. To
day there IS a new queen-bee of
democracy AND a new swarming.
Based on the wise decision to
keep intact the native form of gov
ernment and the emperor with it,
the occupation has stimulated—by
conference, directives, and public
ity—a complete revolution in Jap
anese political institutions. A new
constitution, complete with all the
devices for getting good men into
office and keeping them good, went
into effect on May 3 of this year.
Its Bill of Rights, the number one
provision, is more precise and ex
tensive than our own.
The constitution marks the of
ficial end of a Japan dominated by
“thought police,” by militarists, by
a bureaucracy in league with the
18 families who monopolized an uig
business, and by a central govern
ment reaching into every village.
No civil liberties were possible un
der such a network of controls.
So you want to know what was
the matter with the people? Why
didn’t they revolt against these
men responsible for leading them
into wars and for dominating their
every thought ? Xhe reasons ai e |
three: first, they did and still do
need the land to support their vast
population; second, their “follow
the leader” tendencies left them
blind to realities; third, the liberals
in the country, of whom there were
many, couldn’t find out who was
responsible for the actions which
the government took. Would you
know, if when a law was passed it
went through the following chan
nels of diffused responsibility ?
The emperor advised the cabinet,
but he was first advised by the
privy council, the genro, the im
perial household ministry, and the
high command. The cabinet then
passed the law down to the diet,
which was forced to pass it or be
dissolved. The law then was re-ex
amined and passed upon by all of
these agencies plus other outside
influences. Who was responsible for
the law? You guess.
Today in Japan speech is as free
as with us. The secret and thought
police are bad memories. The 25,
000 men who favored military ex
pansion can never hold office, and
the eighteen Zaibutso families have
been stripped of power by anti
trust actions and a capital levy.
The villages have their own gov
ernments, the rich are paying tax
es, the people are voting, and they
can fix responsibility and defeat
any man or group responsible for
Of course, it may be true that
when the occupation forces leave,
the government will again come un
der the control of a power-seeking
group and the people will follow
that leadership back into the dark
ness of a police state or, what may
or may not be worse, into commun
ism. But our government recog
nized that possibility. By the terms
of the peace treaty the American
government can continue to advise
the Japanese even after the occupa
tion forces have gone. More than
that, we can re-occupy Japan if
their new government fails com
pletely and the old military forces
appear to be rising to power.
It is true that our occupation
forces have not. solved the many
economic problems of Japan. But
Money Well Spent
'i'lve appearance of Mr. Louis Adamic on the Igloo stage here
Tuesday night is too significant to be'overlooked. Students
saw a speaker addressing an audience that shifted from the
friendly to the hostile in an hour. They saw an audience that
disagreed, almost to the man, with the speaker. Yet, in the
question period that followed the lecture, the audience was
for the most part courteous and willing to listen.
That set-up was living refutation of some of the allegations
the speaker made about American democracy, about how far
we have to go ere we equal the democracy now being practiced
in Eastern Europe.
Mr. Adamic was paid $250 for his appearance here—$200
from the University proper (from the convocations and lec
tures fund) and $50 from educational activities funds. It was
money well spent.
This student body is predominantly conservative. The stu
dents come from conservative homes, listen to conservative
professors delivering conservative lectures, and they will go
out into the world to thing and to vote in a conservative man
ner. In a few more years they will be living in a society where
they are isolated from ‘‘disagreeable" thoughts; their friends
will all agree with them.
This college experience may well be the last time many of
us have the real opportunity to listen to something we don’thke
The University’s money will be wisely spent if more speakers
of this type are brought to the campus.
these problems must be worked ou
by the people in a democratic waj
and the institutions through whici^
they can be solved have been se
History may record that Amei'
ica has performed the miracle o
transforming an autocratic eneim
in war into an ally of democracy;
and this by means of a conquering
army. Some day, it may look as if,
in a larger sense, the Japanese ww
the war—and from our victory.
By SAELIE TIMMENS
In the tradition of Halloween, tlv
Kappa Sigs turned their establisi
ment into a “Haunted House" las
weekend for their fall term hour
dance. Most of the artistic wor
was done by Bob Miller who wn
there with Kappa pledge Shirk
Potter. Seen peeping through tr
many cobwebs were Theta Sail1''
"Waller and Phil Patterson, Pi PI
Jacqueline Younger and Dave Eig.
kin, Bob Oas and Jan Peterson ^
last year’s Junior Weekend corf
and Alpha Chi Jane Thompson w j*
As a result of the SAE “Ap<~
dance, Bob Helm planted his pin^
Alfa Gam pledge Jean Gibson, e'\
Ray Segale imported as his “m:.L
moiselle” Cynthia Cutsforth fi./g
Boise. Rudy Taggesei had a ha.,
time keeping track of his Tri Dei,
Shirley Kiselring, because it seen,
that Rudy broke his glasses anjji
had to spend the evening gropi £
around without them. ,
They’re not related, but ADM
Marge Johnson is now weariil
Clyde Johnson’s Theta Chi pin. bJ
Runnion has his Sigma Nu pin on
Portland girl, and Kappa Shirk.
Lukens has Bob Steeves’ SAE pi-’
Jack Hannam will find a carte *
of Chesterfields waiting for him at
the Side when he drops in for th"i
cup of coffee. Watch for the AB
Man! Once a week he will stop stid
dents on the campus, and to tho
students carrying Chesterfields, \i
will give one pack. To those smo:
■ g Chesterfields, he will give t*j,
Speaking of cigarettes, the £’
house was the scene of a soleri'i!
ceremony Tuesday evening. He.i
Mugwug of the Hooded Coat tap.
pers, Sally Grefe pledged seven ley
al members, including the house
mother, to the LSMFT Club. Bet,
ter known as the “Let’s Save Mil
lions From Tobacco” club, the
group consists of upperclassmer.
only who have proved that they
have been able to go without smok
ing. Assistant MugWug Betty
Bushman was quoted: “Nope, can’t
pledge any freshman. They haven’1
been here long enough to provt
themselves loyal non-smokers.'
The house mother announced th
group will hold its first meeting ii
the basement by the oil tank. «
Another group has sprung up
too, called the “Turtle Club.” N*
one seems to know much of any
thing about it except thatJack Pui
fenbarger, the Elisions, and Duk
Elder are charter members.
New band on campus is Bob Hil
bers’ who played for the first tim,
at the Kappa Sig dance and is sai<
to be mighty fine. Bob, a campus
man, is restricting himself mostly
to campus house dances. '
Theta Sally Powell who was here
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