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An Olive Branch?
The lifting of the Berlin blockade Wednesday is a good
omen. It is an omen that signifies peace. Concrete details must
be worked out on four power control of Germany and a great
host of other problems. It remains to be seen whether the US
SR is sincere.
In a larger sense Berlin represents a victory for American
policy of firmness and policy that refused to allow us to be
bullied into war.
American policy has been based on the promise that there
can be no appeasement of aggression; that to appease now
only would lay the foundation for future trouble and war.
There comes a time when appeasement fails, a time when vital
interests demand a policy of firmness.
When a country is willing to give up its honor for peace, it
will receive neither peace or honor. Great Britain and France
gave up their honor at Munich and received war.
The United States has always been willing to negotiate
with Russia on the basis of equality, without a blackjack held
behind its back. The U. S. has demonstrated to the world that
a peaceful and united country can follow a policy of firmness
and justice. In so doing peace in our time has been preserved.
Thoughts of Union
Cord Meyer* the president of United World Federalists
■who spoke Wednesday night, is an earnest young man with a
Just as Woodrow Wilson stumped the nation following the
last war in an effort to drum up popular support for the Lea
gue of Nations, Meyer is touring the country to explain his
plan for world federation.
Unfortunately, the nation is no more ready for his idea than
it was for the League almost thirty years ago. During the en
suing decades, school children have been taught that keeping
the United States out of the League was such a serious error
that it was one of the main factors that doomed the League to
failure. By the end of World War II they were willing to try a
League-like organization—the United Nations.
Of course, there are definite differences between the Lea
gue and the UN, but Meyer would carry these still farther.
Among the most vitally needed additions are a world police
force and a world court, he said. But these are some of the
points on which public opinion has not yet caught up with the
There is little doubt that some sort of a world organization
is necessary for world peace. There is even little doubt that it
will develop eventually.
Meanwhile a small group of young men with a vision and a
mission are doing their best to make that eventually “why not
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A Letter to All
Mi 11 race—Now or Never
To the Editor:
Perhaps the campaign for res
toration of the millrace hasn’t
been fully explained to everyone's
satisfaction and for this reason
I would like to make clear what
is expected from the student body
The executive council agreed
last year to pledge $3500 as the
students' contribution and $4000
as the alumni contribution. This
is ail that is required from the
Oregon campus as part of the to
tal $50,000.00 needed to put wa
ter in the millrace. As the re
mainder, the city has voted $25,
000 and the citizens of Eugene
will raise the additional $17,500.
The millrace residents fall un
der the citizen’s share, and the
eight frateynitiees and sororities
have already pledged $400 apiece
to this fund.
It is planned to raise the total
$7,500 (students and alumni)
through our present campaign.
1'his will insure immediate ac
tion this summer rather than
having to wait for the alumni
returns to come in. The $4,000
:rom the alumni, however,
will be collected and placed in
the hands of the students (execu
tive council) to be used in the
construction of canoe fete bleach
ers or in beautification of the
surrounding grounds -—- (please
note front page for proposed
This park grounds and millrace
area will be for student use to
be employed for his or her own
recreation, so it is quite evident
that in order to have such a park
we must first have water in the
Our part of the total campaign
is a small one in the monetary
sense. However, it is this cam
paign which will prove to the cit
izens of Eugene that we really
want the millrace, and it will
guarantee that their con'tribu
tive share will be raised.
I fully realize that this drive is
for something many of you have
never seen but if you can corner
an old timer and have him ex
plain how important the millrace
was to the traditional Oregon of
old you’ll see the importance of
its return today.
This is not a compulsory drive
but one of student interest in
something they want—let’s each
and everyone sign a pledge card
today. At this writing approxi
mately $2,700 has been pledged.
That’s a long ways to go—SO
Warren E. Davis, Chairman
Campus Fund Drive
Something for Ali
Of interest to a great many persons—whether or not they
realize it—should be the meeting on campus of the West Coast
division of the American Society for Aesthetics.
Aesthetics is a formidable word. It sounds forbidding. But
in itself it really just doesn’t mean much. The word is just a
conglomerate title for the thinking and experimentation that
had been done on many phases of art.
And everybody likes some kind of art, or some philosophy
about some sort of art. It’s a good menu of original thought
and creation that you are being offered this week.
Today there will be lectures on the graphic arts and the chang
es that have been accomplished in that field. There will be talks
tying in psychology with art; and in the afternoon newer com
positions will be played at the music school.
In the evening will be two experimental dramas—one of
which has never before been produced. Saturday brings more
of the same.
It would profit all to consult the schedule and pick an event
to suit his tastes.—B.H.
Traditions or Haunts?
Isn’t someone forgetting something?
We mean that left-over Junior Weekend bandstand that’s
flapping in the breeze that rustles the pines on the old campus.
If we were at war, we’d think that is was conservation of
materials. If we believed that a mystic sort of humor existed
at Oregon, we’d conclude that a haunted structure was being
But as things stand, we can only conclude that the band
stand must already have become traditional. And if it is tradi
tional, there the bandstand will stand, until doomsday, a cy
clone, or a triumph of the termites.—B.H.
The Future, Ha!
Listen, my children who think campus life is a bit foolish!
Here’s what you'll mee.t outside Dad's Gates. (This knowledge
is not first hand. It’s gleaned from press notices and magazines
that all journalists should read.)
TO MEN CHILLUN: You’ll have to be fashion minded
when you leave the quad. Take your cue from this bulletin:
“. .. Then, there is to be a marked prevalence of widespread
collars. This might well be corrupted into plunging neckline
for the hairy-chesteds . . . Cravats are to be crazier yet. and
socks must have a bold design. Ankle-area embroider)- is not
frowned upon in the least. The man about town comes to look
more and more like a needlepoint mannequin ... A progressive
haberdashers’ movement decrees that the keynote of clothing
purchases should be ‘rugged masculinity.’ This is further des
ignated as the ‘lusty look'.”
TO ALL CHILLUN: Although you’ll be through with
..Junior Weekends and week-long fund drives, you’ll be expect
ed to support all manner of things. You’ll be asked to give
you’re whole-hearted cooperation to National Baby Week and
National Canned Asparagus week.
You'll be subjected to all manner of wide-spread experi
ments. If you were in New York right now officials would be
encouraging you to stop saying “hello” on the telephone. Con
versations are considerably shortened by this elimination, they
speculate. Instead of going through the “hello, who's this,”
routine, you merely say. “Smith speaking!"
Things are foolish all over—B.H.
Reds for Ruhr
By J. M. Roberts, Jr.
A diplomatic report in London
that France has proposed to give
Russia voice in control of the
Ruhr has been received in the
United States with skepticism.
All sorts of possibilities are
being mulled over in connection,
with the forthcoming negotia
tions looking toward a four
power settlement of the German
problem. But none of the west
ern allies would be expected to
make such a proposal pending
receipt of Russia’s demands.
Although there are political
gains to be sought by Russia in
a communized Germany, Mos
cow’s real objective has always
been the Ruhr. It is one of the
world’s five great industrial bas
es which is capable of supply
ing the sinews for wars of any'
size. The others are Russia her
self, Japan, the United States
and Britain. India may soon be
another. Possession of the Ruhr
emboldened Germany to defy
the world twice.
The allies have no slightest in
tention of seeing her do it.
If there were to be any four
power settlement, which seems
very doubtful, Russia would
have to have some sort of voice,
of course. But not as in the four,
power council which fell apart
two years' ago, a voice capable
of derailing the allied program
for western Germany.
Whether she would accept
membership in the Ruhr control
without the veto on which she'al
ways insists, knowing that she
would be in a 6 to 1 minority, is
highly problematical. But that’s
as good an offer as she is likely
There is room for allied coun
ter-attack in this Ruhr question,
too. Russia has frozen out Brit
ish and American participation in
the enforcement of the peace
treaties with Hitler’s former sat
ellites in eastern Europe. Where
as Russia has no investment in
the Ruhr, Anglo-American inter
ests had vast prewar investments
in the oil and other industries of
southeastern Europe from w'hich
they have been evicted. The west
might at least get some ponies in
return for any horse it trades to