Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 08, 1948, Image 1

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University Theatre
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“Adding Machine” will be held
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Morse States Political Stands
Senator Wayne L. Morse told a
McArthur court audience last
night that he did not think it was
too Utopian or too idealistic to
take the position that the two
major issues facing the United
States today, foreign policy and
domestic economy, could be dealt
with on the high level of non-par
Morse prefaced his speech on
issues of the day with a statement
o fhis political beliefs. He said
that it is and should be the obli
gation and the objective of a free
government to protect the econom
ically and politically weak from
the economically and politically
He emphatically modified this
statement, however, saying that
such protection must come within
the framework of a private prop
erty economy and within the struc
ture of the bill of rights. This
objective, with its modification, he
declared, ought to motivate all
politicians in the period that lies
The Republican senator said that
communists, fellow travelers, and
police statists could not accept
such an objective because they be
lieve in a state that is the master,
not the servant of the people.
The Wallace followers could not
accept it, he declared, because
when politicians are class con
scious the bill of rights becomes
but a legal tool.
Morse insisted that it is impos
sible to have political democratic
lights of individuals without a
capitalistic economy. A democracy
cannot be separated politically and
economically if we are to preserve
the rights of the individual as we
know them, lie declared.
Inflation First Problem
The number one domestic prob
lem, according to Morse, is infla
tion. He declared that its solution
will determine whether or not we
win the peace because only by
solving internal inflation can we
fulfill our international obligations
so necessary to winning the peace.
On the subject of taxation Morse
came out as opposed to certain
types of tax reduction .He stated
his criteria for the judging of a
tax bill as 1. Will this bill en
i courage an expanding economy ?
and 2. Will it maintain high fed
eral revenue? Both questions must
i be answered in the affirmative in
any good tax measure, he de
I dared.
He added, however, that high
federal revenue need not include
any waste or items the people
can do without. But among the
things we cannot do without, he
said, are items such as conserva
tion and national security.
National security, he declared,
is something that cannot be safely
neglected until Russia lifts the
iron curtain. He estimated that
this would not happen in the cur
rent decade.
Returning directly to taxes ho
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Set to Sing
Here Soon
Hailed as a “Hungarian Caruso,”
tenor Miklos Gafni will appear in
the next concert sponsored by the
Eugene civic music association
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in
McArthur court.
Only 23 years old, Gafni made
his American debut a year ago in
New York’s Town Hall. After that
some critics rated him favorably
with the greatest of the day. Al
though he appeared practically un
heralded in Town Hall, critics for
leading New York newspapers
wrote, “a phenomenal voice—his
tones have the golden edge,” “as re
markable for volume as for qual
ity,” and “tonal magnificence.”
In Concentration Camp
His voice was discovered by a
former piano teacher whom he met
in a Hungarian concentration
camp. Gafni had been studying
medicine in Debrecen, Hungary,
until 1943 when he and his friends
were put into the camp by Hun
garian Nazis. The piano teacher
taught him elementary lessons of
breathing and voice development.
After Russians liberated the pris
oners of the Hungarian camp, he
was recaptured by the Germans
and sent to another camp in upper
Silesia. Three fellow inmates who
had been voice teachers believed
in his extraordinary ability and
continued teaching him funda
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News Staff Calls
For New Workers
All prospective Emerald report
ers and night staff workers are
asked to meet at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Emerald quonset hut.
Students who worked on these
jobs last term and intend to con
tinue working during winter term
are also asked to be present.
The various jobs will be ex
plained and assigned. Several re
porting beats are still vacant and
there are opportunities for special
assignment writing.
The advertising staff will also
interview new workers in room 105,
journalism building tonight at 7:30,
according to Bob Chapman, busi
~ ness manager.
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Guide Distribution
Underway in Court
Students who ordered Pig
ger’s Guides at fall term regis
tration can get them now at
McArthur court from 8:30 to
neon and from 1 to 4:30. Those
who did not order the directories
may buy them for 30 cents at
the Co-op beginning today.
According to the directory’s
business staff, no receipts are
needed to get the books. Kwaina
and Phi Theta Cpsiion members
are in charge of the distribution
which is managed by Martha
Piper and Isabel Young.
WAA Carnival
Slated Friday
In Girl's Gym
Pie throws, fish ponds, bingo
games, and hot dogs—all at the
WAA carnival. The date for this
annual fun fest has been set for
Friday night, January 16, in the
main gym of Gerlinger. All stu
dents and townspeople are invited
to attend and take part in the
games, dancing, and stunts.
Plans for the big event are well
under way, according to co-chair
men Bep McOurry and Genevieve
Chairmen to Meet
Booth representatives will meet
at 6:30 tonight at the Delta Gam
ma house, booth chairmen Jordis
Benke and Marguerite Johns an
nounced yesterday. They stressed
that each house planning to have
a booth at the carnival should
have a representative present at
the meeting.
Those interested in decorating
for the carnival are scheduled to
meet at 4 p.m. today, also at the
Delta Gamma house.
Heads Listed
Committee heads are: decora
tions, Joan O’Neil: finance, Mar
cia Summers; posters, Carol Beck
er; food, Betty Sanford.
Properties, Mary Stadelman;
publicity, Beth Basler; arrange
ments, Betsey Moffitt; tickets,
Nancy Peterson; dance, Renee
Cowell; clean-up, Virginia Avery,
and booths, Marguerite Johns and
Jordis Benke.
The carnival is an annual event,
sponsored each year by the Wom
en’s Athletic association.
Rampaging Flood Waters
Recede After 15.7-Foot Crest
Signed for Senior Ball
iJick Jurgens and his orchestra
will play for the Senior Bail
January 24 in McArthur court,
Bob Wallace,, senior class presi
dent, announced yesterday.
Wallace will serve as general
chairman of the event, aided
by other senior class officers.
Inauguration: Dance to Open
New Gerli nger An nex Friday
First of a series of campus danc
es, sponsored by the educational
activities board, will be held tomor
row night in Gerlinger annex, the
new building located between the
library and Gerlinger hall.
Johnny Lusk and his six-piece
band will provide music for the
dance, which will start immediate
ly after the Oregon-Washington
basketball game and continue till
Entrance to the building may'
best be attained via the walk on I
the east side of the library, or by
driving up Kincaid street then
walking behind the library. Cam
pus clothes arc in order for the
“After basketball game dances
are a new practice at the Univer
sity," said Williams. “Whether
they are continued or not depends
upon the success of the first danc
About 200 couples can be accom
modated on the maple floor of the
structure recently secured from
Camp Adair, according to Irwin I.
Wright, superintendent of the phy
sical plant.
Williams requests that smoking
be confined to the balcony of the
structure, in compliance with fire
Portland's Peak
Slated Saturday
Tlic Willamette river—swelled
by torrential rains—reached a crest
of 15.7 feet at Eugene Wednesday
morning at 3 o’clock and them
started dropping at tlic rate Of one
tenth of a foot per hour.
\ report that one man was
drowned when flood waters of the
Willamette swept a ear carrying
two men off the Ferry street
bridge was denied last night by
both the sheriff!* office and state
police oficials.
According to the United Press
the Willamette is expected to re
serve its blow at Portland until
Saturday. A crest of a foot over
flood stage was predicted, but this
would be high enough only to flood
lower liver docks.
Four Dead
At least four persons lost their
lives in Western Oregon as a re
sult of the raging flood waters
which swept the area. Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Lackey and Mrs. Moss
Cooper were drowned when they
attempted to cross the Rogue river
on a suspended cable ferry near
Illahe, 40 miles northeast of Grants
Pass. The fourth victim, Norlan D.
Wilson, 24, drowned in OllalJa
creek near Roseburg when he at
tempted to ford the stream on.
horseback after his ear stalled in.
high water.
Rainfall at Eugene for 48 hours
ending at 10:30 a.nr. Wednesday
was 4.68 inches, according to the
weather bureau.
Rescues Difficult
Slides, hail and backwaters ham
pered rescue efforts of police, the
corps of engineers and other emer
gency groups Tuesday night and
early Wednesday morning. The
state’s main north-south artery—
U. S. highway 99—was cut at two
places, near Grants Pass and south
of Eugene.
In Salem, California-bound bus
traffic was being re-routed
through Bend to Klamath Falls.
The highway department reported
that Grants Pass to Medford traf
fic was resumed today over a de
tour route through Provolt.