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South Koreans Claim
Troops are on Move
Compiled by John Barton
From the wires of Associated Press
South Korean troops are fighting in the streets of \\ onsan,
North Korean port city on the east coast. And ROK army sour
ces say, although fighting is tough, theit troops are advancing.
' But American military advisers with ROK forces have not yet
confirmed these reports.
Korean Reds Are Resisting...
i ... all along the peninsula front where United Nations forces have
! crossed the 38th parallel, but United States army sources say the fight
ing is not yet tough enough to slow down the U. S. advances.
Americans are now crossing the parallel in “regiment strength. Air
■force units—fighter bomber and B-29s—are continuing to carry the war
i over all of North Korea.
Russia's Vishinsky Surprised. . .
i ... United Nations observers yesterday when he said Re favors some
(points of the sweeping U. S. proposal to give the U. N. general assembly
emergency powers to combat agression. But he didn't say which points
: lie likes.
British Minister Younger said that if Vishinsky does like some of the
; points it may shorten debate. The U. S. plan calls for emergency meet
ings of the general assembly in case the security council is deadlocked
| by veto.
Trouble for French Troops...
i ... has developed in Indochina since Communist-led Velitminh troops
I yesterday started closing a trap on. the French. The giant pincers move
| ment is called “disastrous” by French sources. It may weaken the French
! position all along the North Indochina frontier with Communist China.
Indochina Reds also have wrecked the water supply system of Haiph
[ong—cutting off the fresh water supply to 140,000 persons. About 85
I yards of pipe were demolished by an explosion. And it will take 10 to 12
Idavs to repair the damage.
‘East German Police...
are making1 sweeping arrests and raids in Germany s Soviet zone.
T!>e move is supposed to be to suppress propaganda against the East
[German Republic’s first election, set for next Sunday. Anti-Commies are
Jbcing rounded up by scores.
Wage Hikes for Steelworkers.
I ... vvill be considered by at least 35 small steel companies in the east
[which have agreed to immediate negotiations on the union’s demand for
i“very healthy and substantial wage increases.” But the big boys of steel
j_US Steel and Bethlehem Steel—haven’t yet replied to the union de
mand. Contracts call for new wage talks to start Nov. 1. Some wage talk
[sessions are reported to be under way already. The union s one million
[men are now averaging $1.70 an hoifr.
Idaho's Senator Taylor...
1 ... lias been refused a Supreme Court hearing of his conviction on dis
orderly conduct charges in Birmingham, Ala. The charges weie made in
[liny, 1948, after Taylor scuffled with a policeman who told him not to
jonler a Negro youth meeting through a door marked ‘‘Negro entrance.”
j He was fined $50 and sentenced to 180 days in jail. Taylor says he
Iwon’t go back to Alabama, but Birmingham police officials say they’re
•going to get him immediately, ‘‘wherever he is!” “I’m not going back to
IjLhat chain gang,” says the Senator.
Canadians at Fort Lewis...
! ... are still making ready for the large force of Canucks who will ar
rive to prepare for a Korea-bound Canadian army special force. When
lie full force will arrive hasn’t been disclosed. Canadian officers say
jthe force will be made up of about 4.000 to 5,000 men.
Chinese Communists Are Recruiting...
... a huge force of Chinese civilians for an army of at least 60 million
)nen, according to Nationalist Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek in For
mosa. There are about 300 million farmers in China who can be made in
to soldiers. The Reds now have a force of about five million.
The Rgds are building up their army by means of a large-scale purge
and so-called reforms. Chiang says these reforms are ordered in secret
clauses of the Red China-Russia treaty. And the chief purpose of the
treaty, he says, is to use the 400 million people of China as a Russian
Instrument of agression.
President Truman Will Speak. . .
. . . before the U. N. general assembly Oct. 24. It will be the fifth anni
versary of the United Nations. HST’s talk is expected to be major foreign
• Tomorrow, Truman will fly to St. Louis to witness the installation of
Jiil.s sister as grandmatron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri.
Bhe’s Mary Jane Truman. Also at the White House, workmen are still
laboring at remodeling the old structure, leaving only the outside shell
of the original building. New inside framework is of concrete and steel.
Utah and Truman Wilson. . .
; ... got the news yesterday that their attorney has been granted a 21
day extension of the deadline for filing briefs in the appeal of the broth
ers’ conviction of murder. The Washington State supreme court expects
io hear the appeal sometime next year. The brothers have been con
victed of slaying JoAnn Dewey, 18, last March.
For Exams Ready
A few graduate record examin
ation applications have been re
ceived by the counseling centei
and all those who intend to tulu
the exam are asked by the centei
to call at the office immediately.
The exam is required for al
doctoral candidates and for thost
master's degree candidates whose
department requires it. Students
concerned should check with theii
Women's Intramural practices
4 :50 p.m. /eta Tan Alpha vs.
Alpha (ianima Delta
Delta (ianima vs. Uni
5:26 p.m. Highland House vs.
Ann .1 udsoti
Rebec House vs. Susan
One ox the easiest ways to drive
an argument home is to let the
good wife sit in the back seat.
University Telephone Exchange
Gets Many Calls, Foolish Questions
By A1 Karr
“What’s wrong with that oper
ator? I’ve- been waiting at least
five minutes to get my party.”
""The student making that query
Would probably tone down his
statement if he could see behind
the scenes of the University tele
Actually the exchange, located
inconspicuously in the basement of
Johnson Hall, handles a tremen
dous number of telephone calls
In fact, during the rush hours,
the operators on duty are often
unable to keep up with the stream
of calls at all times. When there
is a slight delay in getting a call
through, it is for this reason, not
because the operator is lazy, Mrs.
Vera Morgan, supervisor of the
telephone exchange, explains.
Mrs. Morgan, who heads a staff
of four full-time workers and
seven part-time student workers,
is now starting her 10th year
with the University.
No Long Distance
The exchange is unable to
handle long-distance calls from
students because of the large
number of local calls it channels.
Students wishing to place long
distance calls should use city pay
phones, Mrs. Morgan said.
However, when an outside party
calls a student long-distance, this
call is placed. Long-distance calls
have been received from all states,
Canada, Mexico, South America,
Egypt, Japan, China, England,
France, and even a radio call to
A host of questions, some amus
ing, some perplexing, are asked
the exchange operators by callers.
As far as possible all questions are
answered. Such questions as how
to cook cabbage, what to wear to
a dance, how to spell a word, what
a certain “buzz” means, are ex
Ask Foolish Questions
Many persons call to ask if the
operator knows a certain person.
One girl was trying to find the
phone number of a boy she met at
a dance. The only information she
could offer was the color of his
hair, his approximate height, and
his first name.
The exchange has a two-operat
or switchboard with 13 trunks of
lines to the city office. There are
266 extensions, with several tele
phones on each extension.
Another switchboard at the Uni
versity physical plant has four
trunks to the exchange itself and
11 extensions. Still another at the
School of Health and Education
has two trunks and 16 extensions.
Ice Cuts Power
When Eugene had an ice storm
a few years ago, the exchange
was left without city power for
two weeks. Auxiliary batteries
were the sole source of electricity
for operations at that time.
These couldn’t take care of all
calls, of course, but as many as
possible were handled — which,
shows that, at the University
telephone exchange, the calls, like
the mail, must go through.
A magician was divorced from
his wife, indicating there is a limit
to what magic can do. -d
Most girls seem to prefer learn
ing popularity by male.
Do You Know a Rumor--;
when you hear one?
" ftf, ja
During the war we knew enough to
mistrust rumors and particularly
knew how dangerous it was to
spread them. We knew then that
rumors affected our unity, and
Unity was vital to winning the war.
But perhaps we don’t know that
rumors are just as dangerous today
as they were during the war.
Because — rumors about other
groups, other religions and other
races always threaten our national
unity—without which we cannot
hope to survive.
Be an active citizen—help keep
your country strong, united and
secure—a good place in which men
can live together, prosper together;
and pursue happiness together. _
Make sure that you are not spread
ing rumors against a race or reli
gion. Speak up, wherever you are,
against prejudice, and work for
better understanding. Remember
that’s being a good American. ,
Accept or reject
people on their