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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1949)
A Worthy Cause
The March of Dimes has now become as familiar to the
public mind as the Red Cross or the Community Chest. Yet
this drive is one of the newest to be put into effect.
Recognizing the need for medical research and aid to vic
tims, the people of the nation have become more and more in
terested in contributing to the March of Dimes.
Yet, with all the work that is being done to delve into the
mysteries of poliomyelitis, little is actually known about its
causes. It may strike upon one person in the family and pass
over the others. Sometimes whole families are stricken. There
are theories that it may be communicated through contact,
food, or drink, but research has not yet definitely established
just how polio is contracted.
Theories on cures, too, may differ widely. Sister Kenny’s
methods are now being taught and studied in some of the lead
ing hospitals and medical schools.
Whatever the cause, whatever the cure for infantile par
alysis, funds from the March of Dimes will be used in discover
In spite of all the work that has been going on, incidence of
polio is on the increase. 1943 was the sixth consecutive year in
■which its prevalence was so noticeable.
Trained doctors and nurses who are trained to cope with
the problem are few. It has often been necessary to send these
specialists from one city or district to another, leaving yet an
other district short-handed.
There’s no need to say more. There’s no doubt about the
•worthiness of the drive. It we would rid the nation and man
kind of one of its worst afflictions, this is the time and way to
do it. Fall in with the March of Dimes. J.G.
By TOM MARQUIS
Hearing Aire Burrows on the
“Bing Crosby Show” Wednesday
/right made me start wondering
again why some smart sponsor
doesn’t grab him off pronto.
Abe himself seemed at some
thing of a loss to describe his
rapid decline in the field of radio
art. As he so neatly put it: “Only
one year in radio and I’ve already
lost my sponsor.”
i Anyone who has heard Abe and
his wonderful parodies on the
present crop of Tin Pan Alley of
ferings will probably wonder
along with me why somebody
•doesn’t get smart and put him
to work. Some of his better known
compositions are “The Girl With
the Three Blue Eyes,” “Wander
ing Down Memory Lane With
Nothing to Remember," and “If
You Were the Only Girl in the
World and I Were the only Boy,
All Right—But Right Now Leave
It doesn’t lake much of an im
agination to see that Abe lias
quite a sharp sense of humor.
He's not suffering from radio’s
lack of interest, being pretty busy
with night club engagements, but
*t personally feel radio is suffer
ing from a lack of Abe Burrows.
To help shake the old Monday
blues try listening to “The Rail
road Hour." Heard every Monday
on ABC at S p.m. PST, this show
offers a host of good entertain
ment presented by a topflight
group of stars.
Host of the show is tire young
newcomer Gordon MacRae who
is on hand every Monday to wel
come the shows famous guests.
The program offers outstand
ing musical productions original
ly seen on Broadway, often with
the stars who made the show a
success. Host MacRae sings one
of the prominent parts and the
guests do the rest.
Recently Eddie Cantor recre
ated the role he made famous in
“Whoopee." Jeanette MacDonald
sang her original role of “Naugh
ty Marietta." Next Monday, Jan
uary 31, Miss MacDonald returns
to the program for the presenta
tion of "Bitter Sweet." On Feb.
ruary 7 Patrice Munsel will be
present for “Rose Marie,” with
the help of comedian Pinky Lee.
Our best recommendation goes
along to “The Railroad Hour.”
Sunday, which, is the day be
fore Monday, Fred Allen will ven
ture forth from “Allen's Alley"
to do a spot as commentator for
“Living—1949’s” query into "The
State of American Humor.”
The program will attempt to
trace humor from its origin:
First Cave Man—Who was that
lady I saw you with last night?
Second Cave Man—That was
no lady, that was my dinosaur,
to its present state of develop
ment. Allen can think of no other
joke that could have preceded the
one listed above.
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Columnist Would Add a Class
In Advanced Ice Navigation
By Michael Callahan
Revising the list of classes of
fered at this University has long
been a favorite pastime of
columniis'ts. Now that winter
has closed every school -within
a radius of ten ifiles (ex
cept for our own dear home),
i'f m i a h t hp
worthwhile t o
take a second
look and see if
we are getting a
square deal on
First off, it is
obvious that all
is not as it
should be in the physical educa
tion school. A glance at the cata
log shows that the Jack Arm
strong department is offer
ing such odd courses this term
as “Advanced Apparatus” and
something rather improbably
called “Principles of Camp Lead
ership.” I must find out if they
have a winter lab in that last one.
From here it would seem that
a wiser course for the PE school
might be “Advanced Ice Naviga
tion.” This could cover as subject
matter such important points as
how to roll under cars after slip
ping in front of them, how to get
down the 19th street hill in one
piece, and how to spot the edge
of a curb under two feet of snow.
It can, at least, be said that the
prof would have no trouble with
grades here, as the slower stu
dents will also be extremely dead
students in no time at all.
“Ice Navigation I and II” would
also meet with official approval
because its graduates could be
converted into first rate com
mandos for the next Big Shoot.
Skipping over to the architec
ture school, I find valuable hours
being wasted in construction
classes on such useless objects as
plumbing, ventilation, acoustics,
and so on. It is about time some
one mentioned this, because with
the annual spring flood right
around the corner (it should be
a whopper with all the snow scat
tered around), the shortage of
good, qualified boat builders is
going to get mighty acute.
To wind things up, another big
change could be made in the psy
chology department's courses. Al
though hour after hour is given
over to such obscure matters as
psychometrics (it has something
to do with batteries and Christ
mas lights) and counseling pro
cedures, not one course tells a
thing about—well, ^let’s call it
"Abnormal Drivers I and II.
Every one knows, of course,
that there are drivers and then
there are wild-eyed jet pilots
whose aim is uncanny. These last
are the ones that zoom up and
down 13th street, and always
seem to be lurking on the campus
In all fairness it must be said
that the psych course titled ‘‘Psy
chology of Testimony," which
concerns itself with reliable tes
timony and proof of guilt, is a
step along the right direction,
but somehow it doesn’t seem to
have the right spirit of ‘‘safety
first.” No sense in being pessi
mistic, after all!
The small list of changes that
I have offered is naturally rather
brief, bu't perhaps someone will
carry the ball from here. Reform
is a great thing, and we might as
well clear away the deadwood be
fore they throw the midterms at
From Our Mailbag
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor:
Why do we hear the cry, “Red
Perhaps this is the explanation:
1. There is no political theory
competing- successfully in the
world with the one activated by
2. Many of us do not wish to
live in a socialistic or communis
3. We do not know how to fight
these ideologies with reason.
Therefore, in order that we
may take a more active part in
determining- our futures, I pro
1. A lecture series in McArthur
court on past and present politi
cal theories and social move
2. School sponsored and faculty
ty led, small discussion groups to
develop our ideas.
3. Student debates on the im
portant issues of our time.
4. In the Emerald, a suggestion
colunui for the improvement of
our society, with contributions by
the faculty and students.
No force will stop an idea, un
less it is a better idea put into
action. The believers will continue
to spread their gospel as long as
they live. To develop and initiate
a better political theory is our
problem today. It is as much our
responsibility as it is our legisla
tor's: maybe more; we have a
REPLY TO KANE
To the Editor:
When the Emerald’s columnist
Hank Kane strays “from the safe
field of attempted humor and
good-natured satire,” as he puts
it, to expound the meaning of
American freedom, the result is
nothing other than degeneration
from attempted humor to intel
First of all, Kane disqualifies
himself from any serious, rational
discussion of political theory. He
is in too much of a hurry to dis
play his abject conformity to
prevailing political winds.
Referring to the conservative
Oregon student who discovers his
American government professor
has departed from the textbook
and is teaching socialism instead
of American government, Kane
declares the student “quickly
cures his incipient case of high
blood pressure by simply chang
ing his section. . .” As Kane so
obviously places himself among
the predominately conservative
part of the student body, the fact
then must appear that he has
never permitted himself to hear
the arguments for socialism.
In using the City College of
New York as an example of the
horrible consequences of a minor
ity using a school as a "forum for
Marxian dialectics,” Kane is hard
ly in a position to act as a judge
of what is or what is not Marxian
For by his own remarks, he
could not possibly tell the differ
Four senate Democrats intro
duced a bill yesterday to make
presidential candidates in the
Oregon primary file campaign ex
pense statements with the secre-'
tary of stgte.
The bill is the outgrowth of last
May’s presidential primary battle
in Oregon between Thomas E.
Dewey and Harold Stassen.
Democrats attempted to force
Dewey and Stassen to file state
ments, but the attorney general
ruled the campaign expense state
ment does not apply to presiden
The new bill provides that if
such candidate fails to file his
expense statement, he would be
barred from appearing on the fol
lowing general election ballot.
Sponsors of the bill are Sens.
Richard L. Neuberger, Portland;
Ben Musa, The Dalles; Robert D.
Holmes, Gearhart; and Austin
Rep. Tollefson (R-WasV) said
he believes a housing bill intro
duced by 11 Republicans in the
house yesterday is the best an
swer to the nation’s housing
needs that can be worked out.
Tollefson is the group’s only
member from the Pacific North
west. He has worked since the
opening of congress with the
house group and a similar senate
group to perfect the measure.
It would provide for 810,000
homes at a rate of up to 200,000
a year, with the entire program
to be completed in a maximum
of six years.
“This legislation, in the opinion
of its sponsors, is superior to the
administration sponsored Ellen
der bill in that it more nearly
meets the needs for low cost
housing, slum clearance and rural
housing at a much less cost to the
administration,” Tollefson told a
“The measure also differs from
the administration backed bill in
that it provides direct, loans to
lower middle-income families
($2,000 to $3,500) for housing
not to exceed 60,000 units a year.”
Tollefson said the measure also
would provide federal funds for
housing cooperatives and limited
dividend corporations. It would
amend the federal housing act,
too, to make more money for
housing loans available to banks
and financial institutions.
A somewhat similar bill intro
duced in the senate today, had
Senator Morse (R-Ore) among
ence between Marxian dialectics
and Fabian socialism. Unless, of
course, he has sneaked into a se
cluded corner with copies of “Das ■
Kapital” and Shaw's “The Intel
ligent Women’s Guide to Social
If Kane cares to contradict this
observation, then let him consid
er, before speaking, that he is
guilty of un-American activities
and disloyalty to the conservative
majority. He has betrayed the
purity of thought on this campus,
weakened the majority, by in
specting left-wing doctrines.
But the inplications of Kane’s
intellectual farce do not end with
merely self-disqualification to
ramble through the fields of po
No, they go so far as to explain
why the General MacArthur
Colonel Robert E. McCormick
American military government in
Japan can restore the cartelized
industrial structure and the ag
gressive potential of Japan with
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