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__ Fiftieth Year of Publication and Service to the University
VOLUME L UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1271949 NUMBER 84
New Blizzard Hits Cascades
In Northwest's Worst Winter
By Snow Storm
„ By The Associated Press
The weather battlefront cen
tered last night in the Cascade
mountain passes, where snow
had gained a temporary victory
closing Snoqualmie and Stev
ens passes, stalling two west
bound trains, and crashing
down eight transcontinental
telephone trunk lines.
In Oregon, Union Pacific main
lines were blocked again with a
new blizzard, just as workmen had
cleared a previous slide.
Eight inches of snow blanketed
Bellingham in a few hours, six inch
es fell in Everett, and an inch in
Seattle, just as all three cities
thought that “winter was over.”
After being marooned' two days
and nights, 105 Milwaukee road
passengers were hauled by bus
from Snoqualmie Pass to Easton,
where they were routed over Nor
thern Pacific tracks into Seattle..
Operations through Stampede pass
were being earried out with "con
siderable difficulty,” N. P. officials
said, with trains from one to four
Slide Halts Traffic
Great Northern trains were free
of more slide blockades such as
stopped traffic at Berne for 12
Emergency crews of the Pacific
Telephone and Telepraph company
went out to splice their broken
communication lines near Stam
pede Pass, and will stand by to pre
vent further trouble, company ag
Only pass open for automobile
traffic was Satus Pass, from Yaki
ma to the Columbia river, and only
light traffic was permitted.
Airline Business Goood
Northwest airlines, swamped
with calls for passage across the
mountains, had Geiger field in Spo
kane sanded, and is running extra
Elsewhere in the nation, wind
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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. II—
(AP)—This city’s two daily
newspapers ceased publication
today when the AFL Web Press
Both the Oregonian and the
Journal kept their editorial and
composing rooms running as
usual. But the presses were un
able to roll.
The pressmen, who postponed
a strike last week, walked out at
11:30 a.m. when the Journal’s
first edition was being printed.
They held a 31/2-hour meeting
their journey home tonight after
in the Labor temple, and emerged
turn to work.
Bus Strike Ties
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11 —
(AP)—Men and women trudged
the streets of Philadelphia like a
vast army of ants today as a strike
of CIO transit workers choked off
the main arteries of travel in the
nation’s third largest city.
Most of the 3,200,000 passengers
who ride daily over the 1,500 miles
of transportation company lines
were resourceful enough to reach
Many were late. Some never
made it. Snow-crusted streets
heaped an extra hardship on the
laughing, joking throngs who
inched their way to town aboard
suburban railway trains, by foot or
by flagging down the unending
stream of passing autos.
The strike began at one minute
after midnight as 11,000 transport
workers’ union members walked
out in support of demands for a
fourth round wage boost of 20
cents an hour.
Negotiations were resumed 12
hours after the strike began but
neither side budged from their an
nounced wage positions, A union
statement said "negotiations are
deadlocked” and that it is pre par
ing for a long strike.
White House States
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11—
(AP) — President Truman dis
closed today that Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower has been recall
ed to the nation’s service as
chairman of the joint Chiefs of
The White House gave no ink
ling of any new critical turn in
world events in connection with the
Mr. Truman’s announcement said
General Eisenhower had been as
signed “temporarily" to his new
role and it has planned that it would
be of “relatively” short duration.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff are the
chiefs of staff of the Army, Navy,
Air Force and the chief of staff to
Ike to End “Feud’n”
Officials said one of Eisenhower’s
chief task will undoubtedly center
in ending the old “feud” among the
Army, Navy and Air Force.
Eisenhower undoubtedly will also
deal with the military aid program
for the Western European nations
in bulwarking their defense against
The White House announcement
was made through Eben A. Ayers,
assistant presidential press secre
Columbia OK’s Release
Columbia University announced
on Monday night that it had given
Eisenhower temporary leave to
help the National Military estab
lishment for a period of several
A reporter asked Ayers if any
“worsening of the international sit
uation” had prompted Eisenhower's
return. Ayers replied: not to his
Phillips Answers Panel Questions
Answering questions until his
voice gave out, Professor Herbert J.
Phillips, ex-University of Washing
ton faculty member gave his views
on Communism to a Eugene audi
ence—in which, said Phillips, there
were no Communists. The state sec
retary of the party has no record of
Communists in Eugene, he said.
Here are some of the questions
i and answers:
Q.—Why was Earl Browder dis
, missed if the United States Com
munist party is independent of Rus
A.—I don’t know. Browder had
been too strong in the United States
. party, and when a French newspa
per issued a statement against him
. United States Communists were
propelled into action against him.
But this action was independent of
' Soviet dictation.
Q.—Why don’t you go to the So
viet Union to teach ?
A.—I am an American, and love
America, but don’t particularly
love the Soviet Union. I like social
Q.—Then why aren't you a So
A.—Because of certain features
of social democracy in which there
is no necessarily close connection
between economic and political
structure of the state. Socialism
will save capitalism. The Commun
ists say that a social system is an
organic whole, the most basic part
being the economic structure. You
can’t build socialism with the insti
tutions of the capitalist state.
Q.—Does the American Com
munist party endorse the Commun
ist Manifesto ?
A.—No. The party is not respon
sible, according to its constitution,
for any utterances other than come
from party conventions.
Q.—If the United States were
Communistic, do you think the
Catholic church would be allowed
complete freedom ?
A.—Unless we do worse than in
the Soviet Union, yes.
Q.—Docs the American Com
munist Party agree with the Mani
festo that social change can be at
tained only by forcible overthrow of
Q.—Do you believe that in a
Communist society the individual
must be subordinated to the state ?
A.—The state will wither, and in
dividuals won't have to be coerced.
Q.—Do you know whether any of
your students have become com
A.—I have recognized some for
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Jerry Smith Voted
UO King of Hearts ...
By Gretchen Grondahl
"(■iris at Oregon are much superior to California coeds,”
stated Jerry Smith, 1949 King of Hearts, when interviewed af
ter he had received notice of his election last night.
1 hey are more down-to-earth and natural in appearance
and personality, Smith said. "I he Northwest reallv has it over
calitornia m that respect.
Smith, a sophomere in busi
ness. came to this campus last
spring- from Yuba Junior Col
lege, Marysville, California. He
attended Grant high school in
Being chosen king of hearts of
Oregon co-eds isn't exactly a new
experience for Jerry; last year he
was chosen Crown Prince of the
Mardi Gras a three-day celebra
tion corresponding to our Home
Nevertheless, he was surprised.
“At first I thought it was just fel
lows from some other house calling
me up and joshing me,” he said of
his notification of victory.
The new King, a wavy-haired
blond with a friendly grin which
may have played a part in his elec
tion by the vote of women Heart
Hop ticket buyers, attributes his
success to the backing of his Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity brothers.
“The boys went around in two
groups, but they wouldn't let me go
with them and spoil the entertain
ment,” Smith laughed.
Smith’s chief sporting interest is
football; he plays halfback in the
gridiron game. He also plays base
ball, “just for fun.”
“My first duty as King of Hearts
will be to crown all the girls at Ore
gon queens,” he concluded.
His coronation took place during
half-time of the Oregon-WSC bas
ketball game last night. Carrying
out the animal “Twitterpation”
theme of the Heart Hop, crowns for
the King and little “Fawn," Sterl
ing Ecklund, son of football giant
Brad Ecklund, were adorned with
Deep Snow Brings
MEDFORD, Feb. 11— (AF) —
Oregon’s mountains have 156 per
cent the normal amount of snow,
presaging both plenty of irrigation
water and a potential flood.
That was the report of the U. S.
soil conservation service and the
state agricultural experiment sta
The snow lying between 2.000
and 5,000 feet altitude is 221 per
cent of average and 306 per cent
of last year’s figure, the February
1 survey showed. It is that low
level snow which feeds both irriga
tion canals and floods.
The survey warned that the
snow cover in the Willamette, Um
qua, and Rogue basins could pro
duce a winter flood should a warm
period occur simultaneously with
The largest snow accumulation
in Oregon is in the northern Cas
cades: 190 to 250 per cent of nor
mal. The Blue mountains rank next,
with 150 to 200 percent of normal.
I Today's Chuckle... \
How Informal Can Students Get
department: Professor D. S. Willis,
entering the physical education
building Friday for his class in
Japanese was greeted by a volley
of snowballs from his waiting stu
Commented Willis, entering the
classroom after successfully weath
ering the barrage with nary a hit,
“It’s a good thing you students are
not being graded on accuracy.”
Pre-registration materials will
be available in McArthur court
today only, from 8 a. m. to 13
noon. Alphabetically arranged
tables will be set up for the con
venience of students registered
for winter term.
Students with specified grades
may not participate in pre-regis
Securing of adviser certifica
tion, class and department checks
will take place next week. Fees
may be paid at any time from
next Monday to February 36.
Registration may be completed
on March 38, t lie day before
spring term classes begin.
Robert Edmond Jones, renowned
pioneer in theatrical design, will be
the featured speaker this afternoon
at the principal session of the
Northwest Drama conference.
Jones, who will discuss "The The
ater of the Future,” has designed
such stage production sets as John
Barrymore's "Richard III," “Ham
let,'' and the movie, "Becky Sharp."
He was also responsible for the fa
mous set for “Green Pastures,” and
many of Eugene O'Neill's plays, in
cluding "Desire Under the Elms/’
and the recent "The Iceman Com
Recipient of the Howland me
morial prize, from Yale university
in 1926, Jones has also received the
Fine Arts medal presented by the
American Institute of Architects
for conspicious attainment as a
Jones is the author of two books,
"Dramatic Imaginat i o n,” and
"Continental Stagecraft,” which he
Wrote in collaboration with Ken
Robert Ormond Jones, noted foir
his contributions to the Ameri
can theater as a stage designer,
will speak at the Northwest Dra
ma conference this afternoon.
neth MacGowan. He is also a direc
tor, and was instrumental in the
origin of the famed Central City
Festivals in Colorado.
Looking forward toward the the
ater of tomorrow, Jones will ad
dress the general meeting of all del
egates, which will begin at 2:30 this
afternoon in the music school audi