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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 12, 1949)
World Government or Atomic War?
' By Ken Metzler
Either the countries of the world
unite to form a federation of the
world, or we have the horrors of
atomic warfare. These are the al
ternatives asserted by Cord Meyer,
president of the United World Fed
eralists, in an interview yesterday.
Meyer was in Eugene yesterday
for a speaking engagement here
"We cannot continue on our pres
ent path,” he said. “I don’t think
- people realize the alternatives that
we have. Either we form interna
tional control or certainly the next
war will k(e totally destructive. We
must act soon.”
Meyer, through the United World
Federalists, advocates a federation
of the countries of the world
through the United Nations. He be
lieves the United States must be
the leader in forming such a gov
The first thing that must be done, |
he said, is to accomplish a change
of foreign policy of the United Stat
es as a step to clear the way to
ward federation. The Constitution
of the United States must also be
amended to permit entry of this
country into such a government of
Certain sections of the Constitu
tion, such as the one declaring the
federal government solely respon
sible for organizing the militia, and
declaring war must be hanged.
Preliminary steps toward this
aim have already'been accomplish
ed Meyer reported. Five states,
California, Maine, Connecticut,
North Carolina, and New Jersey
have already put through legisla
tion to call a constitutional conven
tion. Action by two-thirds of the
states are necessary.
One of the main obstacles to a
world government is Russia, Meyer
stated. Should Russia elect to stay
Dut of a world federation, the unit
ng of as many as possible of the re
naming countries would probably
Meyer, 'Seven Gables'
Today's KOAC Features
The mystery of the ’’House of
Seven Gables” will be unraveled
over KOAC today at 4:30. A half
hour adaptation of Nathaniel Haw
thorne’s novel will be the dramatic
presentation of this week’s Univer
sity Hour program.
This will be the third in a series
of adaptations of great novels. Bob
Hines will direct the story, and Bob
Litten will provide the narration.
Inhabitants of the house of mystery
will include Hay Hamilton and
At 4 o’clock, songs by Jean Lich
ty will open the University pro
gram. A senior in music, she will be
remembered as the leader of the
Alpha Phi choir in this years All
Cord Meyer, president of the
World Federalist organization, will
go over points of his talk of last
night, in a question and answer ses
sion with Joan Heron. In a fifteen
minute discussion beginning at
4:15, he will explain the aims of his
organization, and his ideas on cur
rent world problems.
Writing the Western Union trea
ty took quite a while, and at last
they had to admit they couldn’t
do i in 10 words.
' induce Russia to eventually join, he
Problems of the smaller coun
tries would not be difficult to solve
Meyer felt, as most of them now
feel that neutrality is impossible
and would favor joining the larger
The government which Meyer
advocates would have limited pow
ers and each individual country
would maintain self government.
As long as the arms race con
tinues the United States must con
tinue to be prepared, but we should
also take the initiative to stop this
chain reaction which can only lead
to another war, Meyer said. We
must take action to form a govern
ment based on mutual understand
ing of the countries involved, he
Candidates from the University
of Oregon for state department
internships and United Nations in
ternships have been selected.
Named to represent the Univer
sity in the nationwide selection for
the United Nations internships
are: Lester D. Pederson, junior in
political science; Merlin Trued, his
tory junior, and John F. Valleau,
graduate in journalism.
Robert B. Allen, student body
president and senior in political
science and John A. Lauck, senior
in economics have been selected as
the candidates for the state de
partment internship. The student
chosen on a nationwide basis will
be guaranteed a year’s employment
Newman club is holding a joint
picnic with Oregon State College
students next Sunday, May 15, at
Swimmer’s Delight. Tickets are
fifty cents, revealed Bill Thompson,
club president, and will be on sale
at the University Co-op Thursday
and Friday afternoon from 1 to 4„
They can also be purchased from
Kit Wilhelm, Susan Campbell hall,
or Joe Conroy, Hunter hall.
Everyone is to bring their own
lunch, said Thompson, and the club
will supply drinks and other inci
dentals. The group is to meet int
front of the YWCA on Kincaid St.
at 11 o’clock Sunday morning,
where transportation will be pro
vided to the picnic area.
The fish that escaped is the big
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Martha Tilton takes a recess to talk
with Dick Haynes, popular Hollywood
radio personality. They reach a quick
agreement on Camels.
• Martha Tilton invites romantic
memories in this easy-paced
dream number! Martha picks
her songs with care. And she’s
particular about her cigarettes, too!
"It’s Camels for me!” says
Martha. "They’re my choice for
flavor—and Camels are so mild!”
In a recent coast-to-coast test of hundreds of people
who smoked only Camels for 30 days, noted throat
specialists, making weekly examinations, reported
NOT ONE SINGLE CASE OF
due to smoking CAMELS
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