Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 30, 1949, Image 1

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Peace by Power
Illusion, Warns
News Analyst
Peace by power has become an
illusion, Raymond Swing, news an
alyst and former radio commen
tator, declared before a capacity
audience at Eugene High School
auditorium Tuesday night.
Speaking on the topic “History
on the March,” he continued that
“War won by brutality cannot
bring endurable peace.”
Swing, who is vice president of
the World Federalist movement
believes that the danger of future
' wars will have diminished when
we have accepted world govern
ment. His lecture was based on
his recent tour of Europe.
“We must first convince our
selves that we want world govern
ment, and secondly must convince
the world that it needs it,” he said.
“If we believe in peace and work
for it, then surely our children will
live to enjoy it.”
Swing noted four alarming
changes which have occured in the
last year: 1. Russia has the A
bomb; 2. The collapse of national
ist China; 3. We have learned that
the Marshall plan is going to fail;
4. The rebirth of nationalist Ger
All these points have catastro
phic possibilities, the speaker
stated. However, he listed some
more hopeful points:
First is the meeting of the Coun
cil of Europe, which might be a
start of world federation. Second
ly, Swing called the Atlantic Pact
the worst set back to Soviet pow
er since the end of the war. Other
promising aspects of world con
ditions are the birth of Israel and
of independent Indonesia.
Under the Atlantic Pact, Swing
said, the West must keep Russia
from overrunning Europe. Al
though the Pact calls for only 40
divisions to safeguard peace, Rus
-^rsia now has 175 in Europe, with
prospects of 400 in a few months.
“We cannot place any reliance
on the French,’’ he pointed out,
“because too many French are
pro-Communist. We must back up
the French with armored divisions
of our own.”
A note cf encouragement is
(Please turn to pave eight)
Pair Apprehended,
Jim Stilt Out Car
Two men have been arrested
in Seattle for the theft of Coach
Jim Aiken’s automobile in Eu
gene, Nov. 2, according to infor
mation received from the Eu
gene city police.
The pair took tl»e car to Reno,
Nev., where they traded it for
another auto and then made
their way to Seattle.
Aiken is still minus his car.
ID Meet to Air
Vet's Commons
Food Complaint
The meeting of the Interdorm
Council with University officials
on the dormitory food problem has
been set for 7 p.m. tonight in the
dining room of John Straub Hall.
Glenn Winklebleck, author of
the letter criticizing the food
served in Veterans Commons, will
probably be at the meeting. He is
president of Nestor Hall and hence
is a member of both the Inter
dorm Council and the Council of
Men’s Dorms.
University officials who will at
tend the meeting are Mrs. Gene
vieve Turnipseed, director of dor
mitories; H. P. Barnhart, dormi
tory foods director; J. Orville
Lindstrom, University business
manager; and Vergil S. Fogdall,
director of men’s affairs.
Mrs. Dora Churchman, super
visor of the Veterans’ cafeteria,
said that the dormitory has good
“They eat the food themselves,”
she said, “so they should know if
it is edible or not.”
'Senior Six' Initiation
Flanned for Friday
The 1949 “Senior Six” will be
initiated into Phi Beta Kappa Fri
day at 4 p.m. in Gerlinger Hall.
All Phi Beta Kappa members have
been urged to attend.
Students who will be initiated
are Jack Lawson, English major;
Eugene Maier, mathematics; Joan
Mimnaugh, English; Stanley Pier
son, history; Eleanor Ribbans, so
ciology; James A. Sanders, his
Grant Johannesen Appears
At McArthur Court Tonight
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Sigma Chi to Tell
New Sweetheart
This year's "Sweetheart of Sig
ma Chi" will be announced over
radio station KORE Friday at 9:30
p.m. Prior to the announcement
the five finalists will be inter
viewed over the air by Virg Par
Vieing for the title, won last
year by Joan Nelson, are Jo Mar
tin, Carson Hall; Rosemary
Vaught, Alpha Chi Omega; Bar
bara Calvert, Chi Omega; Pat
Laney, Kappa Alpha Theta; and
Joyce Rathbun, Delta Gamma.
The candidates will be guests at
the Sigma Chi house for dinner
Announcement of the new Sweet
heart Friday will climax the con
test which began Nov. 1.
Rehearsal Pace Quickens
As 'Winterset' Date Nears
Noted Reporter
To Talk at U.O.
The “Richfield Reporter,” John
Wald, Thursday will give three
talks at the University concern
ing radio newswriting.
The nationally known newscas
ter will speak at 3 p.m. in 105
McClure and at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
in 104 Villard.
Ward, who arrived last night
from Los Angeles, is visiting the
city in observance of “Richfield
Week.” He will go on the air
tonight at 8 over KUGN and
Thursday night at 10 from the
Eugene Hotel.
Raymond Johnson, instructor in
journalism, made the arrange
ments for Wald's appearances. The
program is sponsored by the school
of journalism and Sigma Delta
Chi, men's journalism fraternity.
Women Hold Purse Strings in City
Say J. C. Penney Student Managers
It’s a woman’s world, 15 student
managers decided Tuesday when
they assumed the managerial po
sitions of J. C. Penney’s Eugene
store for a day.
Even in men's clothing the ma
jority of customers are women,
said Kenneth Hansen, acting sec
tion manager, who was one of the
15 retail merchandising students
participating in the project. Most
feminine trade was in accessories,
especially neckties, he explained.
The excursion, arranged by Prof.
N. H. Cornish, professor of busi
ness administration, and Calvin
Smith, manager of J. C. Penney’s,
was designed to provide actual ex
perience to supplement studies in
retail merchandising.
“The project was an excellent
opportunity for the students to
practice the principles and pro
cedures which they learn in class,”
Frank Hale, student general man
ager, commented.
“It shows the practical attitude
of Prof. Cornish in preparing stu
dents for the field of business.”
Most of the students spent part
of the day meeting customers in
sales transactions. Most active
manager was Donald Van Zyle,
manager of the downstairs store,
who supervised the sale of over
I 1,000 yards of plastic goods. Other
major sales included a man’s suit
and lady’s coat.
Students were acquainted with
their positions before 9:30 a.m.
when the store opened. Each guest
manager was sponsored by the
permanent manager of that de
partment, who explained the func
tions and practices of the position.
At an afternoon session, the stu
dents surveyed the store's system
of merchandise buying. “The whole
system is geared to the wants of
the customer,” Hale explained.
“Every type of merchandise is
purchased to meet the present
taste of the public.”
Regarding public relations of
the company, Hale commented on
the friendly atmosphere of the
store, emphasizing the personal
interest .which the permanent staff
members showed in the students
and the project.
With the formal opening of
“Winterset” approaching Friday,
the cast and crew of the .Univer
sity Theater’s first production this
year are quickening their sched
ule of activities and rehearsals.
One side of the stage in the new
theater building has been turned
into a tenement house, while fac
ing it is the base of a large metro
politan bridge. Alternating with
this sotting is the basement ap
partment of old Rabbi Esdras and
his family.
With a large crew of stage
hands to make the changes, tech
nical director William E. Schlos
ser is able to transform the scene
from the riverbank to the Esdras
apartment in record time. To
speed the changes, the interior set
is mounted on a moving base,
which can be quickly pushed into
Using; those two sots, Director
Horace W. Robinson and his cast
are able to produce Maxwell An
derson s play with a minimum of
technical limitations. The scenes
in the poetic tragedy vary from
a tender love scene and a spontan
eous street dance to murder by the
banks of the river.
Featured in the large cast are
Gordon Ericksen and Barbara Pas
quan as the lovers, Mio and Miri
amne; Terrance Roseon as Trock,
the gangster; Paul Wexler as Rab
bi Esdras, with Richard Walker as
his son Garth. Cliff James plays
Judge Gaunt and Richard Bentz
plays Carr. Fred Schneiter is
Also in the cast are Ace Shirley,
Priscilla Cuthbert, Harold Long,
Doiothy J. Chase, Ruth Kilbourn,
George Dorris, Rex Bnllentine,
David R. Ward, Martin Weitzner,
Robert Chapman. Jack Evans,
Eai le 1 aylor, Bonnie Birkmcicr,
Donna Clough, June B. James]
Martha Walter, Betty Barsness,
and LeJuene W. Griffith. Grace
Hoffman is assistant director.
Young Musician
Wins Acclaim
As Piano Artist
Last Eugene and University
Civic Music Association concert of
this term, featuring Grant Johan
nesen at the piano, will be held
tonight at 8 in McArthur Court.
Johannesen, who has been pex‘
forming as a concert artist for
only five years, is a protege of
French Pianist Robert Casadesus^
Since his New York debut in 1944,
the young pianist has made suc
cessful tours of North America
and Europe.
He iS the first pianist to have
toured in Northern Alaska, where
he shared the stage with a sign,
admonishing, ‘'Don't shoot the
pianist—he’s doing the best ho
More recently, Johannesen was
awarded first prize at the Inter
national Piano Festival held at
Ostende, Belgium. Johannesen is
the first American pianist to re
ceive this prize, sponsored by the
Belgian government.
Eugene is the first stop „of the
young pianist’s 1 9 4 9 American
tour, which will carry him to New
York, Boston, San Francisco, Chi
cago, and Philadelphia. Later he
will tour France, Italy, Belgium
and Holland.
Johannesen's appearances in this
country have drawn widespread
acclaim from the press. “Poetic”
was the New York Post’s evalua
tion of his performance; the New
York Herald Tribune called him
"Among the foremost pianists of
his generation.”
Prior to his arrival in the Unit
ed States earlier this month, the
pianist appeared in a series of re
citals in Lyon, Marseille, Brussels,
Florence, Milan, and Venice. He
was soloist at the Beethoven Fes
tival in Paris, playing with the
Lamoureaux Orchestra.
The program is on page 8.
Deferred Living
Study to Begin
The nine-student committee ap
pointed to study the deferred liv
ing plan will meet for the first
time Thursday at 7 in the ASUO
office, Emerald Hall.
Members of the committee ap
pointed Monday by ASUO Presi
dent Art Johnson include Dorothy
Orr, president of Heads of Houses;
Frances Robson, Panhellenic presi
dent; Fred Van Horn, president of
the Interfraternity Council; Clar
ence Naapi, president of the Coun
cil of Men's Dormitories; Anita
Holmes, Executive Council junior
representative; Emerald Editor
Don Smith; Eilly Kearney, presi
dent of Highland House, women’s
cooperative; Victor Fryer, presi
dent of Interdorm Council, and