Would Make Everybody Happy The junior college issue is in the spotlight again. A bill in troduced in the Oregon house Monday would make Vanport college extension center in Portland a permanent junior col lege. Introduction of this bill throws a different light on the state board’s decision concerning the issue. In its report issued last week, the state board advised against the establishment of a junior college at present, citing the need for emergency con struction on other campuses. The board felt that present needs should be met before any new projects were undertaken. The new bill, which was introduced by Portland^Republi can Rudie Wilhelm, Jr., would authorize the state board of higher education to spend $1,200,000 to get a permanent build ing for the school. It could either build or buy. No decrease in other building activities is proposed as in the bill introduced by Senator Richard L. Newberger. His bill for a junior college in Portland would halt building on other campuses until the Portland school is completed. Portland needs a junior college. Oregon’s present state in stitution campuses need immediate improvements. With the introduction of the new bill, the problem for both sides can be solved. Building on present sites would proceed as per sched ule and the junior college, now Vanport college extension cen ter, would be established on a permanent basis. Students at Vanport indicated their approval of the idea. John Kelly, student council representative, appeared before the Portland city council Wednesday asking that the city council approve the establishment and maintenance of Vanport as a permanent junior college. The students estimate that this move would result in an approximate saving of 50 per cent ' for themselves and the tax payers. Continuance of Vanport as a junior college would be a def= 1 inite step forward in Oregon education. With the increased en rollment in the state system schools, it would help relieve the crowded conditions. The junior college would give Portland students who could not afford to go to an out of city state institution or a private ' Portland school, a chance to have two years of college and an opportunity to live at home and work at the same time. D.D. With the Legislators BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Salem A proposed constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty in Oregon was introduced * yesterday by the senate state af fairs committee. The measure was requested by fhe Oregon Prison association and six other organizations. * * >:•• The governor’s emergency pow - er bill was back in the senate ■utilities committee yesterday af ternoon after a maze of parlia mentary maneuvering in both liouses. The bill, which would let the governor declare an emergency during a power shortage and let the public utilities commissioner allocate power, bad been approved unanimously by the senate and 47 . to 9 by the house. The utilities committee will consider objections to the bill by people's utility districts and the ....Reynolds Aluminum company. The PUD’s don't want any state regulation, and the Reynolds company fears it might lose some of its power to the private power ' .companies. The house wanted to work the bill over, too, but the senate had ji priority since it is a senate bill. Washington Senator Morse tR-Ore) de ' dared in the tumultuous senate Habor Committee session Thurs day that the administration labor bill “hasn't a ghost of a chance" ;is it is now written. Morse said ‘.'a lot of compro mises must be made," and added: , “Labor is not going to write "this ticket. I< is going to be writ ten by the counting' noses in the Senate. The votes are not there today to pass this bill.” For more than two hours, the senators had engaged in hot ar gument over the measure. Across the capitol, meantime, a resolution to repeal the Taft Hartley law and reinstate the old Wagner Labor Relations act with out any changes was approved 7 to 5 by a house labor subcommit tee. Hep. Kelley (D-Pa.) subcom tee chairman, said it will be considered by the full committee some time next week. The sub committee vote was on straight party lines. The subcommittee said: “The most feasible approach in repealing the Taft-Hartley law is to incorporate an outright repeal bill with a provision restoring the Wagner act in one bill, and then a subsequent measure using the old Wagner act as the basic law for amendments.” * ¥ * President Truman expressed opposition yesterday to the ex emption of any departments or agencies if congress gives him authority to reorganize the gov ernment. He told a news conference he thought the president’s hands should not be tied by any exemp tions. His remarks were prompted by a question as to whether he agreed that the Interstate Com merce commission, the Federal Communication commission, the Securities Exchange commission and the Federal Reserve should be exempted. * From Our Mailbag Letters to the Editor __ A DELICATE PROBLEM To the Editor: It is interesting to note the kind of unsigned letters sent to the ed itor. There is ofen ample reason for the author to feel ashamed. Others appear to have no reason for shame. Admitting the real possibility that Mr. Kane’s reasoning may be somewhat faulty, there is ab solutely no excuse for the kind of raking over which he has been getting. It seems to be a favorite trick of some to attempt to dis credit a man’s basic idea by ex tending some of his example to asinine lengths, by the use of heavy sarcasm, and by uncompli mentary remarks. Name calling doesn’t do any good; it not only shows lack of good taste on the writer’s part, but it clouds the issue. The question of freedom of thought in academic circles (or anywhere else for that matter) is an extremely delicate problem to which there is no easy answer. Whether or not a person is fit to teach in an institution of high er learning or, more explicitly, whether or not he has a right to citizenship in this country can in part be answered by a question so well put by Mr. Kane a week or so ago: namely, Will he or will he not fight on our side in the event of a war with Russia? Obviously, to determine the an swer to this question is the catch. There are a number of ways of American # AIRLANES By Tom Marquis Television seems'to be given a a new lease on popularity to stars of the silent and early talking pic tures. Leading in informal popu larity polls at the present time is the screen’s greatest lover, Rudolph Valen tino. The American Broad casting company first televised an old Valentino epic, “The Eagle,” last September. Audience re sponse was so great that the movie was repeat ed in October. Recently another of the Latin lovers films, and per haps his most famous one, “Son of the Sheik,” was televised. Time marches on, but love and lovers never die (unless they stay out too long on these winter nights and freeze to death.) Pychologically this is probably the wrong time of the year to take up this next item, what with mid-terms and all. But maybe it will prove of value to English majors. Beginning on Sunday February 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, the National Broadcasting company will begin the presen tation of a chronological survey of English and American novels. These broadcasts are in connec tion with the NBC University of the Air, which has arranged with several of the country's univer sities to offer instruction and study for credit via the airlanes. Washington State College is the member of the plan representing the Pacific Northwest. First in the novel series will be “Gulliver’s Travels,” which will star Henry Hull, of the screen and stage, as the intrepid traveler. This initial presentation will be followed by “Tom Jones,” “Pride and Prejudice,"and a host of oth er novels important in the devel opment of our Anglo-American literary heritage. A total of 17 such books will be presented in the period from Feb ruary 6 to May 29. Those interest ed in the complete list of drama tizations and the dates on which they will appear may find such in formation posted on the English office bulletin board in Friendly hall. Voices as smooth as that of John Nesbitt will seldom be found, in radio or anywhere else. The twentieth century Demos thenes, characterized as “Amer ica’s foremost teller of tales,” brings his “Passing Parade” to the air every weekday afternoon from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m., PST, over station KORE. Long known for his outstand ing movie short subjects, Mr. Nesbitt is no less effective in his radio role. His stories of the strange and unusual make good listening anytime. “Sally sent her picture in to the lonesome heart club. But they sent it back. Said they weren’t that lonesome.” “Then I invited Sally to go out with me and she retired to her boudoir to powder her face. She must have used gunpowder—her complexion was all shot.” Don’t blame me—these yaks courtesy of ABC’s “Curt Massey show.” Oregon HEmerald The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays, Mondays. holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University ot Oregon Subscription rates: $2.00 per term and $4.00 per year. Entered as second-class matter it the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. BILL YATES. Editor VIRGIL TUCKER, Business Manager Bob Reed, Managing Editor Tom McLaughlin, Ass t. Bus. Mgr. Associate Editors: June Goetze, Boblee Brophy, Diana Dye, Barbara Heywood Advertising Manager: Joan Minnaugh UPPER NEWS STAFF Stan Turnbull, News Editor Don Smith, Ass’t Managing Editor Tom King, Sports Editor Ann Goodman, Ass’t. News Editor Dick Cramer, Sports Editor Tom Marquis, Radio Editor UPPER BUSINESS STAFF Helen Sherman, Circulation Mgr. Virginia Mahon, Assistant Adv. Mgr. 1 Eve Overbeck. Nat’l Adv. Mgr. Donna Brennan, Asst. Adv. Mgr. Bill Lemom, Sales Manager * Jack Schnaidt, Asst. Adv. Mgr. ] Leslie Tooze, Assistant Adv. Mgr. ■. Cork Mobley, Assistant Adv. Mgr. J finding an indication. The an swers to a number of questions of the following type will serve to indicate the answer: Does he follow the communist trends as indicated by Moscow or are his beliefs independent of Rus sian acrobatics? Does he believe in the immedi ate or eventual overthrow of our • government, by force if necessary, or does he believe that any change must come gradually through the due processes already set up in our country? Does he seek to destroy the ba sic ideas behind our form of gov ernment or does he believe that they are intrinsically right? There appear certain difficul ties the most obvious of which is that the answers must be arrived at by observation rather than di rect questioning. In defense of University of Washington President Allen, I might suggest that a careful in vestigation will show that a Rus* sian communist is incompetent to teach the truth because he is psy-. chologically incapable of teaching the truth. In other words, wheth— r er he knows it or not, in order for« him to hold to the Russian com munist line, he is literally forced to distort his impressions of his surrounding and to admit of no other possible ideologies. I have found it necessary to make a distinction by using the term “Russian communist.” I feel that a man might very well be called a “communist” because of certain views he holds and yet be perfectly loyal to the American way of life. In conclusion I believe that a man should be free to expound any idea that he wishes so long as he presents it as his own opin ion and does not insist that his students think and believe as he does. Or has our educational system so decayed that our young men and women are no longer suffi ciently aware of the basic Ameri can ideals to be able to success fully meet and answer contrary and harmful ideologies. Robert M. Noller Fire Sidnleedi By Altercation BAKER, Feb. 3—(.AP)—Fires and feudin’ are taken in stride at Halfway, Ore. A dance was in progress there at the community hall Saturday night when a fire broke out around the flue of the main stove. At the same time two of the lo cal swains were engaged in a physical altercation caused by some mutual problem. Like they do during major catastrophes, the music kept playing, the couples went on dancing, and the fisticuffs con tinued unabated—while the fire was extinguished with minor damage. The reason the news didn’t get to the outside until now was be cause up there they figured the evening was uneventful. Collier Appointed Chief Night Editor Warren Collier, junior in journal sm, has been appointed chief night iditbr of the Emerald. Other students appointed as win er term night editors are Bob 3owns, Lorna Larson and Betty ■’rench.