Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 16, 1949, Page 3, Image 3

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    Vatican Had Chance to Save
' Cardinal, Hungary Claims
r Rome Warned
Before Arrest,
Budapest Says
BUDAPEST, Feb. 15—(API —
The chief spokesman of Hungar
ian Communists now says Josef
„ Cardinal Mindszenty was brought
to trial only after the Vatican had
passed up an opportunity to
withdraw him.
The spokesman, told a mass
meeting last night Hungary offi
cially informed the Vatican about
all charges against the Cardinal
“in due time, before the trial,” to
give the Vatican a chance to re
move him.
“We would have let Mindszen
ty go, only to help reconciliation
between church and state,” Josef
Kevai said. “The Vatican had the
Author Discusses Narrative
At Browsing Room Program
Verne Bright, author of “Moun
tain Men,” read excerpts from his
narrative poem to an audience in
the library browsing room yes
terday afternoon. His 190-page
work was discussed by R. V. Mills,
assistant professor of English,
during the first part of the hour.
Commenting upon the swift
moving story about the early
westerners, professor Mills said
he believed it is the best narrative
poem on a Western subject, and
that Bright is probably on the
verge of becoming a major Amer
ican poet.
The career of Verne Bright
closely parallels other Northwest
ern writers who learned human
nature the hard way, knocking
around logging camps, riding
freight trains, and sometimes
getting a few terms of college
training between jobs.
“During a rather varied life I’ve
become acquainted with many
types of people,” he said, “and
I’ve tried to make them live for
others through poetry.”
“Mountain Men” is his first
Pledge Fees Asked
All winter term women pledges
who have not filled out Panhellenic
registration blanks and paid their
55 rushing fee are asked to do so
immediately by Mrs. Margaret
Kopp, secretary of women’s affairs.
On 13th between
Alder and Kincaid
book-length poem. Bright is work
ing on another narrative poem at
the present time entitled “Alle
gheny Crossing,” a work that pre
cedes the other narrative, histori
The Ethel R. Sawyer browsing
room hour will present two one
act plays by the drama depart
ment next Tuesday, according to
Miss Bernice Rise, head of circu
lation and readers’ consultant.
opportunity to act. If the \ atican
did not want Mindszenty, we
thought we could go on and try
A government spokesman said
it was made before the arrest of
the Cardinal Dec. 26. After the
arrest, he said, the trial was in
The Hungarian primate was
sentenced to a life term a week
ago on charges of treason, es
pionage and black market money
dealings. He has appealed. , -
Tickets available now for
steamship accommodations
Nmnriy C-Md Tottn $700
Harvard Sq.; Cambridge, Mass.
YMCA Cabinet Meets
The YMCA will hold a cabinet
meeting at 12 noon oday at the Y'M
CA building.
Wesley Hep Tonight
Jive Nite at Wesley house will be
held tonight beginning at 9:30 p.
m. Everyone is invited.
See Advisers, Chemists
The chemistry department has
requested all advisees to see their
advisers during pre-registration
week as many of the chemistry pro
fessors will be absent during regis
tration day attending a meeting of
the American Chemical society in
San Francisco.
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