Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 10, 1950, Page Two, Image 2

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.Anita Holmes, Editor
Don Thompson, Business Manager
3.01NA Larson, Managing Editor
Barbara Williams, Advertising Manager
Tom King, Ken Metzler, Don Smith, Associate Editors
Wo reign Policy Voters' Target
Interpreting the returns of Tuesday’s election is more diffi
cult than simply saying “it was a pat on the back for McCarthy
ism” as some insist.
To justly interpret the. nationwide Republican victory, each
state would have to be picked apart candidate for candidate.
.Without doing this, a few top factors can be pointed out.
America’s position and policy in the Far East would logic
ally seem to be the strongest single reason for the Republican
vote. If Nov. 7 had come before the great show of strength by
the North Koreans and Chinese Communists, many a vote
might have gone the other way.
“Well, then, how could they vote for men like Taft and Nix
on and Dirksen, whose foreign policy will be nothing but iso
In answer to that question, we should remember that the
average voter doesn’t wonder “what would you do in Korea if
elected ?”
He simply knows that a couple of days ago Truman told us
the Korean road to victory was crowded with U. N. forces, and
then almost before the echo of his speech had died down, the
■Commies struck back and a third world war war mentioned.
In off-year elections, the voter has repeatedly knocked the
administration. Witness 1946 when a Republican majority
moved into Congress.
“McCarthyism” should take some of the blame from the
Democrats. However, Sumner Welles pointed out Thursday,
while the people repudiated Tydings in Maryland, they return
ed McMahon in Connecticut.
Both were leaders in the sub-committee which McCarthy
said “whitewashed” his accusations.
Whether this election will mean an administration defeat in
’52—not even the armchair politicos can predict. And neither
•can they read the voter’s mind to find the one big “why” this
Mr. Welles Comes to Oregon
Statesman, writer, and foreign policy expert Sumner Welles
came to Oregon Thursday.
He discussed the Korea affair, Red China, the state depar
ment, and the election, and he wore, impeccably, a brown pin
stripe suit with a white shirt and black tie. In his right hand he
held a lighted cigaret which he never puffed.
Mr. Welles parried most of the questions shot at him by the
press with the dexterity to be expected of a man who was for
seven years under secretary of state—and therefore used to
giving answers with scrupulous discretion: he weighed them
carefully, then answered in a husky Harvard accent.
He mentioned several matters which are of interest to the
student who wraps himself up in world affairs.
And he mentioned another which is of interest to students
who might be looking for a profession to enter after gradua
tion: foreign service. He said opportunities in this field are bet
ter than ever for college students.
For those w ho might be so inclined—it is worth looking into.
All in all, Mr. Welles gave the University some small insight
into national and world politics that it both well needs and in
deed appreciates.
The University may consider itself fortunate to have had
him as its guest—with the added hope that again, and more
often, in the future it may serve as host to such men.—T.K.
to the committee that arranged Sumner Welles’ schedule
in Eugene. His single day was very freely given to both
students and faculty.
to Director of Men’s Affairs Hawk for failing to punish
'l ed Goodwin, law student, w ho admitted Thursday that
he waterbagged the dean of men ten years ago.
Magazine Rack
Bostonians, Californians
Called Regional Snobs
By Marge Scandling
HARPER'S article by Russell
Lynes deals with the new snob
bism he believes” common in the
U. S., with portraits of the
species . . . according to him the
social snob, except for profes
sionals such as head waiters and
metropolitan hotel room clerks,
has gone underground, and now
snobs have come out in a variety
of guises . . . including Regional
Snobs, “commonly known in the
East as Bostonians, in the West
as Californians” ... distinguished
by a patronizing attitude toward
any other place . . . New York
ers, author says, are good exam
ples of Regional Snobbism of the
Cultural Capital variety (any
thing or anybody of interest
conies here) ... at the other end
of the regional scale is found is
Small Town snob (I have lived
here longer than anyone else).
Then there are the Art, Liter
ary, and Musical Snobs . . . the
Art Snob recognizable “by the
quick look he gives the pictures
on your wall, quick but penetrat
ing” . . . the Literary Snob, who
has not only read the book you
mention, but happily tells you
about more obscure ones by the
same author . . . the Musical
Snob, who comes in two categor
ies—the Classical Snobs, “identi
fied at concerts because they
keep their eyes closed . . . some
times accompanied by a regular
movement of the hands in time
with the music” . . . Jazz Snobs,
who beat time not with their
hands bHt their feet and collect
records no one ever heard of.
* * *
PAGEANT article on football
exposes college tactics in getting
high school athletes to sign . . .
common practice is flying players
to the campus for games and roy
al entertainment, then spiriting
them home within 24 hours . . .
before a detective can be put on
the trail . . . but the laws prohib
ing such practices have teeth, as
proved when U. of Washington
was fined $2,000 for flying 18
year old Gene Conley to the cam
pus a Couple of years ago . . .
irony of it was that he went to
* * *
New innovation being tried by
AMERICAN magazine is an
eight-page comic supplement in
the back . . . message from the
editor says it will feature a living
American’s life story each month
. . . the staff, he says, looks upon
the comic-strip technique “as a
new and effective weapon in the
battle for the preservation of
freedom.” Be interesting to see if
there are any imitators ... maybe
someday Harper’s and the Atlan
tic Monthly will feature comic
Campos Critic
A Cisco Kid Stinker
Among Local 'Smellers'
By Don Smitl
Prospects of a dreary movie
weekend in Eugene are brighten
ed for those of us who don’t get
to go to Seattle by the Foreign
Movie Club attractions at the
And this time there’s no need
to worry about getting cricks in
the neck trying to read the titles
because the films are in the Eng
lish language.
“The Beachcomber,” and “Ja
maica Inn’ are the two films, both
with Charles Laughton. The lat
ter film is directed by Alfred
Hitchcock in his typical suspense
ful fashion.
Both films are re-releases, hav
ing been made about ten years
The rest of the films in town
are ones that have obviously
never heard the new Hollywood
slogan, “Movies are better than
“Two Flags West” is the medi
ocre shoot ’em up at the Mac,
paired with a Cisco Kid stinker.
The Lane offers two low grade
jungle features.
The Mayflower is still strug
gling with “Peggy,” and “The
Desert Hawk.”
The Rex has got Betty Grable
and Dan Dailey in a worse-than
usual musical, “My Blue Heav
The Heilig has “Kill the Um
pire,” in which Bill Bendix tries
hard against insufferable odds to
make a go of it; and “Fortunes of
Captain Blood,” which is neither
bloody nor fortuitous.
You would think that Sunday
would bring a change—and it
does, not In quality, but in titles.
Sunday things brighten up a
little with “The Robinson Story”
at the Rex, a film that is at least
entertaining: “Three Secrets,” a
melodrama of unwed mothers, at
the Mac; and “Toast of New Or
leans,” a musical that has a lousy
plot, and unbelievable situations,
but has on the credit side some
excellent singing by Kathryn
Grayson and Mario Lanza.
By Bob Funk
We are going to have rush week
next week. That is, if we don’t
take the comfortable way out and
stifle ourselves with carbon mon
oxide first. Rush week is all right
except that you don’t get any
sleep and have to talk all the time
you should be shoving food into
your mouth, and etc. etc. etc.
It is the conversations that we
enjoy most. Rush week conver
sations start out with the fol
lowing :
(a) What is your name? This
question is usually given a
straight answer by the rushee.
(b) Where are you from? We
find that some persons are from
definite places, some not. Some
we swear make up the name^nf
the places the;/ are from.
(c) What is your major? T^H
question is only asked of person^
who look as if they might have a ]
major. ^
(d) What do you think of Ore
gon’s prospects in basketball? No |
one ever gives a straight answer .
to this. There are lots of jokers 1
going through rush week.
(e) Would you like to go out i
in the yard and exhaust yourself
climbing trees (or insert some
other athletic thing)? There are
rushees who like to climb -trees
and others whb want to sleep or I
to sit down and have a good ery. j
(f) What do you think of rush
week ? This is sure a leading ques
tion. We have learned some pret
ty fine words that way. If the i
rushee thinks rush week is just
real yippee you do not ask him
back. You wouldn’t want him.
(g) Would you like to pledge?
The answer to this is either yes
or no; the ones who say well
maybe - I - will- call-my-mother
first are the ones you are never
going to see again. First clue;
rushees don’t ha/e mothers.
Everyone who has ever gone
through rush week says it is some
thing you really ought to do.
We are going to say that, too,
although we are directing our
comment only to those of great
physical and mental strength and
several years of straight sleep.
It Could Be Oregon
\oure through, Mulenscousky!—In the morning turn in your suit
and convertible.”