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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1950)
Policy in for Attack
Compiled by Merle Mass
From the Wires of Associated Press
Republican grains in the Congressional elections appear to
lerald a slam-bang new attack on the Truman administration’s
landling of foreign policy. Although Democrats held onto nu
merical control of both houses in Tuesday’s election, there was
little remaining doubt that Mr. Truman is up against the tough
ist opposition he has been confronted with since the Republicans
ivon control of the 80th Congress.
The President is still postponing his decision on whether to
call Congress back early until he returns to Washington. Since
Mr. Truman plans to end his vacation trip within a few days, it
means that he will have only a short time to make up his mind on
ivhether to recall Congress earlier than its scheduled November
Meanwhile, election news in Oregon took a turn when it was
found Lane county had made an error on its tabulation of the
Basic Support bill. Thursday morning the bill was being voted
down by 2,000 votes. But it jumped in front during the afternoon
when the error was found. With almost 2,000 of the 2018 pre
cincts reporting the bill was ahead by more than 2,000 votes.
All Was Quiet. . .
... on the Korean front Thursday, as troops on both sides seemed to
lie iitwait for orders from higher commands. Some described it as a
‘'diplomatic lull.” There was no major contact reported with Red forces,
either Korean or Chinese, in all Korea.
Diplomatic strokes apparently were developing behind the backdrop
of the war. The U. N. Security Council has asked Communist China to
reply to charges of throwing tens of thousands of troops into the war in
its final stages. The Chinese seemed to have pulled back to await further
orders. Certainly they had the manpower in Korea to keep the pressure
on if they wished. It has been estimated the Chinese communist strength
in Korea now totals 60,000, and Chinese are still coming across the Man
churian border in large numbers.
Chinese Communist Diplomats..
. . . who will discuss the Formosa problem at the U. N. will be issued
passports at Prague, Czechoslovakia. Members of the group will be re
quired to remain in the New York area during their stay.
The Red China regime was invited by the U. N. Security Council to
send representatives to discuss the Chinese charge that the United States
had committed armed invasion of Formosa.
Nine members of the Communist party in China will be admitted.
Dutch Prisoners in Russia. . .
.. . will soon return home from their imprisonment. The announcement
caused as much consternation as joy in some Dutch homes. Many wifes
of the prisoners were informed that their husbands were dead and have
now remarried and raised new families.
Included in the list of prisoners, which are receiving a thorough
screening, are former pro-nazis and storm troopers.
Next Door, the Belgians...
. . . will end the State of War with Germany, Foreign Affairs Minister
Paul van Zeeland told the house of representatives Thursday.
Van Zeeland said the Belgian government has decided to adopt the
same attitude as the governments of the United States, France and Eng
Taxes May Rise Again...
. . . notwithstanding the turn of political fortunes in Tuesday’s elec
tions. The tax issue, on a multi-billion dollar war excess profits levy, is
scheduled for consideration when the present Congress reconvenes Nov.
27. The idea back of it is to prevent profiteering, curb inflation and pro
vide money for guns.
Itf^he face of vast spending in the Korean war, and threats of other
comftiunist aggression elsewhere, tax policy has taken on some bi-par
St. Louis Financier. ..
... William M. Rand has been invited to become Federal Price Stabiliz
er, government sources reported Thursday. Rand has not yet agreed to
take the post, but officials still hope to bring him to Washington.
Alan Valentin, Economics Stabilization Agency administrator, will
make a trip to induce Rand to take the post. If Rand does accept he will
have a position equal to that of Cyrus S. Ching, Chairman of ESA’s Wage
The Telephone Strike...
. .. was well underway all over the country today and it threatened to
paralyze a major link in the nation’s communication system. Almost
33,000 employees of the CIO Communications Workers began their
walkout Thursday, pulling with them many other Bell employees. It was
estimated that close to 300,000 workers not in the union will be affected.
In Oregon there was evidence of some telephone jamming in Portland
exchanges Thursday. However the jamming consisted of flooding dial
exchanges with calls and had little affect on service so far. Yellow hand
bills were being circulated calling on the public to join the jamming “to
shorten the strike and assist our members.” The PT&T has some 5,000
Oregon employees, but they are not on strike. Their refusal to cross pick
et lines would bring the only difficulties.
The Interest Charge...
... on business loans from four to five per cent was announced Thurs
day by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Elmer Harber and Ed
ward Rowe, chairman and vice-chairman of the RFC told reporters the
big government lending agency also will cut its administrative expenses
with the object of making the RFC “pay its own way” instead of being a
9 aan.—Police Officers Class,
12 noon—C h a m b e r Concert
Luncheon, 110 SU
Bureau of Municipal Re
search, 113 SU
1 p.m.—Alpha Phi Omega Re
gistration, North Lobby
2 p.m.—Russian Club, 110 SU
1p.m.—Foreign Students, 110
3:30 p.m.—Amer. Chemical So
ciety, Gerlinger Sunporch
7:30 pan.—WAA Fun Nite, Ger
8 p.m.—Amer. Chemical Society,
3d fl., Gerlinger
9 am.—Alpha Phil Omega Con
(See Bulletin Board in SU
for schedule of events)
l :S0 p.m.—Wash-Ore broadcast
8 p.m.—Stan Ray Hall, Sd fl;,
8 a.m.—Alpha Phi Omega, 110
5 p.m.—AWS meeting at home
of Mrs. Golda Wickham
7:30 p.m.—Newman Club, Ger
AWS Meeting Sunday
Associated Women Students will
have their monthly meeting Sun
day night at 5 p.m. The meeting
will be a dinner affair given at
the home of Mrs. Golda Wickham,
dean of women.
Have you noticed how half of
the high school quarterbacks in
Oregon are referred to by the
newspapers as “potential Van
Brocklins?’’ Well, anyway, let’s
HOPE they are!
The happiest time of the holi
day season is when the last guest
has gone home.
Distinctive Amazon Lily
58 E. Broadway Phone 4-1453
Recognize these keys?
JUight are the famous keys of national honor societies;
No. 9 is an important newcomer. It’s the Bell System’s new keyset for
the direct dialing of Long Distance telephone calls. And, though not yet
"national,” it already has "chapters” in more than 900 cities and towns.
By pressing these keys, your operator can dial calls straight through to tele
phones in many distant places. Calls go through faster, more accurately.
Automatic dialing of Long Distance calls by operators, a development of the
Bell Telephone Laboratories, is being extended steadily. This new method of
putting through Long Distance calls is especially important right now, when
' the nation is counting on telephone service to help speed the job of defense.
BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEM
Keys shown: 1. Sigma Xi (Scientific Research). 2. Sigma Tau (Engineering). 3. Sigma PI Sigma (Physics). 4. Beta Gamma Sigma (Commerce)i
5. Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting). 6. Blue Key (Service). 7. Omicion Delta Kappa (Men’s Leadership). 8. Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science).