Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 21, 1949, Image 1

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    . WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, with
scattered rain or snow. High will
* be 26.
Fiftieth Year of Publication and Sendee to the University
LOOK FOR Hal Boyle's column on
the inside pages.
Truman Hits Communists in Inaugural
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (AP) —
' Harry S. Truman came into his own
«s 32nd president of the United
States today—and solemnly called
for a great crusade to save the
World from communism by easing
, , the suffering of poverty-ridden mil
In his inaugural address, he
* urged the United States and other
„ nations with technical know-how
to join in raising the standards of
living of the world’s “free peoples.”
* Guarantees—presumably govern
. ment guarantees—to private in
vestors who will do their part
* were a salient point in the vast
* program he outlined.
- In blunt and scornful tones, the
_ president lashed out against com
munism as a “false philosophy” and
ta breeder of war. The nation, he
. said, is entering a period that will
be “eventful, perhaps decisive, for
us and for all the world.”
Standing under sparkling, sunny
■Gkies, Mr. Truman took the oath for
The Chief
President Harry S. Truman lays
down the law to the Communists
a new, four-year term at 12:29 p.
m., E. S. T., before an estimated
crowd of 130.000 spectators massed
on the capitol plaza.
A few minutes earlier, Senator
Alben VV. Barkley, 71-year-old
Kentuckian who was born in a log
cabin, liad been sworn in as vice
Promptly at 12:30 p. m., while
batteries of radio microphones
carried his words out across the
country and to foreign lands, the
one-time Missouri farm boy who
became president launched into a
fighting speech against commun
ism and for “peace, plenty and
The great throng volleyed ap
plause as Mr. Truman, pitting the
blessings of democracy against the
evils of Red Marxism, declared with
outthrust jaw:
“The American people stand firm
in the faith which has inspired this
nation from the beginning. From
this faith we will not be moved.”
Television cameras caught the
dramatic spectacle for the first
time in history. Networks beamed
the scene to video listeners
throughout the east and as far west
as the Mississippi river.
Wearing a cutaway coat,
grey-striped trousers grey four
in-hand tie, the 64-year-old pres
ident took the brief oath under a
glistening white 8-coluinned por
tico on the east side of the cap
itol, directly under the great
dome and the green-bronzed
statue of freedom at its top. He
took off his overcoat and white
silk scarf a moment before the
ceremony, and stood bareheaded
in the cold wind, facing south
east toward the sun.
Crackling bursts of applause
greeted the president's indictment
of * communism—undoubtedly his
strongest pronouncement on for
eign policy since he took over the
White House upon the death of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 12,
Each time he spoke the word
"communishi,” his voice was load
ed with angry scorn.
“Communism,” he said, “holds
that the world is so widely di
vided into opposing classes that
war is inevitable.”
“Democracy holds that free
nations can settle differences
justly and maintain lasting
Then he went on to propose a
four-point program of action,
1. “Unfaltering support” to tho
United Nations.
2. Continued aid for world eco
nomic recovery.
3. Support- including military
aid—to bolster freedom-loving na
tions “against aggression.”
4. A “bold new program” to help
the world's needy areas.
This last point was the new ele
ment in his speech. More than half
the world's people are miserable,
poverty-stricken, disease ridden,
he said.
. Voting Procedure
Will Be Explained
. To Frosh Present
The freshman nominating assem
bly will be held at 4 p.m. today in
room 207 Chapman.
Nominations will be accepted
’from the floor and the nominees
introduced. Only candidates whose
.petitions were turned in Thursday
may be nominated.
. Marv Rasmussen, ASUO first
vice-president in charge of elec
tions, will explain voting procedure
* to the freshmen present.
Elections have been set, accord
ing to the ASUO constitution, for
next Wednesday. The polls will
be open from'8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
' the YMCA.
Only two of the campus political
* parties have as yet announced their
candidates. Bob Gitner and Shir
ley Hillard will run on the AGS
ticket, and John Chaney and Vir
.ginia Wright will represent the
.Hikers Attack
Spencer's Butte
A hike to Spencer’s Butte is on
' the Outing club’s agenda for to
* morrow, according to Hazel Pef
» erson, president. The group will
» leave at 12:30 from Gerlinger
• “Everyone is welcome,” said
, Miss Peterson. Each girl is re
quested to bring a sack lunch. The
hike will terminate at 6 p. m.
Join the
Theta Chi Stays
With AGS Party,
Says Bill Green
In clarifying the political status
of Theta Chi, Bill Green, president,
stated yesterday that his organi
zation was a member of the Asso
ciated Greek Students.
Green explained that an inactive
member of the fraternity, active in
USA plans, was acting solely as
an invididual, and that the house
as an organization supports the
March of Dimes
Dance Tonight
A free March of Dimes dance in
the Gerlinger annex from 8:30 to
11:30 p.m. tonight will kick-off the
campus drive.
The stag or drag hope is spon
sored jointly by Alpha Phi Omega,
national service fraternity, and
the Young Democrats. Bob Davis
is general chairman of the dance.
The Sigma hall trio: Ralph Ha
ley, Joe Labadie and David Twohy
will provide intermission enter
tainment. Collections for the na
tional drive to benefit infantile
paralysis victims will be taken.
Dr .and Mrs. Louis Wood are to
be chaperons.
Committee chairmen are Keith
Clark, music; Alan Murphy, re
freshments; Joe Labadie, entertain
ment; and Duane Lemley, publicity.
Burglars Loot
Millrace House
Alpha Phi sorority members lost
approximately $150 in a burglary
which took place there during Wed
nesday night dinner.
The burglar or burglars came in
through the front door and appar
ently removed the phones from the
hooks, Joyce Strickland, house
president, said, as no phones rang
during dinner.
Billfolds, one containing more
than $100, were taken. Some were
emptied and left, others taken,
most of them from the third floor
of the house.
Duhaime Quits Junior Post;
MacGregor Takes Up Office
Senior Boll Ducat Sale Limit
Set to Prevent Fire Jeopardy
Murals on the walls of McArthur court will contrast the gold-rush
days with modern life in 1949 when the senior class presents its annual
formal ball Saturday evening. The doors will open at 9 p.m.
The dance, with the music of Wally Heider and his orchestra is
open to all students. Tickets are now on sale in all men's living organi
zations, at the Co-op, and at the vets commons. Students have been
warned to get their tickets before the night of the dance, since fire
regulations limit the number of tickets to 1200.
During intermission, Druids, junior men’s honorary, will tap three
new members. Entertainment will be provided by the orchestra and
Patty Pritchard, popular vocalist.
Formals are in order for the girls and tuxedos or dark suits for
the men. Flowers are optional.
Casadesus Awarded
Medal by Dutch
Robert Casadesus, pianist who
will appear in McArthur court Mon
day at 8:15 p. m., was recently ap
pointed Commander of the Order of
Orange Nassau by the Queen of the
Given him after a concert in Am
sterdam, the honor was in recogni
tion of "the many years his art had
helped in the development of musi
cal life in the Netherlands.”
The artist, whose concert here
will be open to all students who
show their registration cards, re
turned last month from his third
ponsecutive summer in his native
France where he is director of an
American conservatory.
Fifth on the series of the Eugene
and University Civic Music associa
tion, Casadesus will include on his
program a composition by Ravel,
who was a good friend of his. Sev
eral years ago the two toured
France, Spain and England per
forming works for two pianos.
The virtuoso has been associated
with other outstanding French
composers, but he says America* to
day “has at least a dozen important
composers of its own.”
A composer himself, Casadesus
has written works of every type.
Some, which have gained interna
tional reputation, are a Concerto
for two Pianos, Second Symphony,
and a Piano Concerto in E dedicat
ed to Dmitri Mitropoulos who intro
duced it with the Minneapolis sym
Name Funk,Hollands
Barbara Hollands and Bob Funk,
both freshmen in liberal arts, have
been appointed executive editors of
the 1949 Oregana by Trudi Cher
nic, editor.
Their appointments were made
this week. Miss Hollands will work
on the living organizations section,
and Funk will help with the editor
ial side.
Friends Meeting
A Friends meeting for worship
will be held at the University
YMCA, at 10 a.m., January 23,
1949. Anyone interested is invited
to attend.
Former Prexy
Busy at Oregon
Duties of the junior class presi
dent were left to vice-president
elect Malcolm MacGregor yester
day when Bill Duhaime, president,
turned in his resignation.
Due to a part-time position, Du
haime, who was recently married,
feels he can no longer give his of
fice the time it deserves, according
to Bob Allen, ASUO president, who
received the resignation.
MacGregor will begin his new
responsibilities by appointing a
new vice-president in the very near
future. He intends to “carry on
where Bill left off,” and an
nounced that plans are already un
derway for Junior Weekend, which
occurs spring term.
Duhaime, who was a committeo
head of the Sophomore Whiskerino
last year, took an active part in
campus activities. A consistent
honor roll achiever, and Skull and
Dagger member, he has played
roles in several University theater
productions, and is now a pre-law
MacGregor, who was treasurer
of Skull and Dagger last year, ha^
been tapped for Pi Mu Epsilon,
mathematics honorary, and Askle
piads, medical honorary.
Service Fraternity
Announces Initiates
Virgil Tucker, president of Alpha
Phi Omega, welcomed Cork AIo
bley, Bill Plummer, Gale Sheldon,
Fred Mohr and Sherman Comb
to the national service fraternity
after a dinner at the faculty club.
Alpha Phi Omega was active
d u r i n g freshman orientation
week and sponsored the Commun
ity Chest Drive on the campus last
term. This term they are working
on the March of Dimes campaign.