Daily EMERALD The Oaaeoe Daily Emebalb published Monday through Friday during the college year (2l30- DecT S through JaiL3; Mar 6 through 28; May 7; Nov. 22 through 27; and 5S?M^243.0JSn-»ei onXvf^ May 12. by S. ApciMed Student. o( the ^va...«y af Oregon,. Entered aa second clan matter at the poMofica, Eugene, Oregon. Sabacriptsoo rates: $5 per school year; $2 per term Opinions expressed on the editorial page »re those of die writer and do not Pretend to represent the opinions of the ASOO or of the University. Initialed editorials are written by the associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written by the editor. Anita HolkiS, Editor Mabtel ScaocaiN. Business Manager Loan A Lasso*. Managing Editor Ton Kino, Ksn Mstilss, Jackie 1'sitzs*, Associate Editola Fia.H Neel, Advertising Manager News Editor; Gretchen Grondahl Sports Editor: Phil Johuson Wire Editor: A1 Karr Feature Editor: Bob Ford „ Asst. News Editors: Marjorie Bush* Bui rrye, Larry Hobart. Asst. Managing Editors: Norman Anderson, Phil Bet tens. Gene Rose . Promotion: Barbara Williams. Night Editor: Sarah Turnbull. Circulation Manager: Jean Lovell. Zone Managers: Fran Neel, Harriet Yahey, Denise Thom, Val Schultz, Sally Thurston, Gretchcn Crete, Edith Hading. Layout Manager: Keith Reynolds. National Adv. Mgr.: Bonnie Birkcmeier. Gretcheti Grcte, Edith Kading, llarbar Keelcn, Sally Hazeltine. THE GENERAL MADE HIS CHOICE General MacArthur's strategy in the Far East may have been right. • m But even the most liberal interpreter oi the constitution could not say it was right for this 71-year-eld soldier to violate the commander-in-chief clause. As Senator Morse said on the campus Monday, under our constitution the military must never dictate our foreign policy. And that’s what MacArthur appeared to General Mac i-,e doing. As far back as last year when his Made Policy speech for the Veterans of Foreign Wars was recalled by the White House, the general has publicly stated his aims in the Far East. When those aims—use of the Chinese Nationalists to open a new front against Red China—were completely incompatible with the policy of the commander-in-chief, the step which was taken was essential. Granted, it is unfortunate that our commander-in-chief in these crucial days is Harry Truman. However, he is certainly not making such major policy decisions alone, and some men of a greater mold must be in our State Department. The Department of State was completely stymied in the Far East as long as MacArthur was taking steps before the trail was even blazed. And it is. not amiss to remember the years of the Communists’ rise in China—our career State Department officials there were stymied then too because their warnings were going unheeded in Washington. That brings up the argument that no one The For East - knows the Far East better than General His Textbook MacArthur. His first assignment was as a young engineer in the Philippines. ’I hen he was an aide to his father when Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur was the first military governor of the Philippines. And in recent years—kingpin in the Far East, idol of the Japanese. True, his tactical genius pulled us through the war in the Pacific so few years ago. Also true that his removal will be difficult to overcome in Japan. As a foreign student from Japan agreed today, communism will now have more of a chance in this student’s homeland. But it should also be remembered that General MacArthur wanted major emphasis on the Far East in the last war. In stead we concentrated on Europe, and that is obviously the di rection of today. It is for the military to carry out foreign policy, not to make it. Regardless of his stature in Asia and his great experience, he should have listened to the directions of the President of the United States, and not decided for himself which way to go. Some have argued that he should have No Retirement been eased out less painfully. Retire Af This Hour ment, maybe. His removal was done in typical American fashion. Perhaps too frank, perhaps too straightforward, but definitely definite. After the continual controversy over MacArthur’s position, anything short of fir ing would have fooled no one, and would not have saved the general’s face. Now General Ridgway who has been receiving so much publicity in recent months moves into top position. And now the world has been told that we are going to place major em phasis on Europe, much to the happiness of France and Eng land, and that we aren’t going to reach for Chiang’s hand and move into Red China. And today America owes much to this man MacArthur for the service he has given his country. But when a soldier makes policy and it differs from that of his commander-in-chief, the soldier no longer holds a favored position. THE DAILY to all the candidates for the Ugly Man contest‘who were good enough sports to allow their nomination for this not-so-flattering title. 4--— Sixth in a Series New ASUO Constitution Tliis is the sixth in a series of articles explaining the new ASUO Constitution which w ill govern the student body next year. Today's article will concern election", (article \ I) ami amendments (article VI1). Article VI Candidates for election must petition the ASUO vice-presi dent no later than midnight of the seventh day prior to the spring term elections. Elected positions include president, vice-president, and nine representatives who will serve on the Senate. The counting of ballots will follow the preferential voting system, with the can didates receiving the highest and second highest number of first choices capturing the presidency and vice-presidency, respectively. Election of class officers will follow the same procedure. Each class will have a president, vice-president, and two rep resentatives. The constitution provides that ASUO elections be held be tween the first and eighth week of spring term. Freshman elec tions are scheduled during the winter between the first and fifth week. Article VII Proposals for amending the constitution may be made two ways. A petition may be signed by 2<X) members of the student body or a two-thirds vote may be made by all the members of the Senate. Adoption of the proposal comes when two thirds of the bal lots cast at a general election concur; however, at least one third of the total number of qualified voters must vote. A proposed amendment must be given publicity for three consecutive days in the Daily Kmcrald, with the general elec tion being held one week following the date of the last publi cation. — ———— In A .. .. Lives There a Man Who WilljMake a Comment? t*1. Norm Anderson'—^—*"*— —■ These are the days of "no com ment.” A good proportion of freshmen, sophomore and junior women are making no comments about the three women’s honoraries; erst while politicians are making no comments about whether they will run or not. To talk to some people you’d think the ASUO of fices and K wain a, Phi Theta Up silon, and Mortar Board never existed. Talk to a sophomore and ask her if she thinks she’ll get tapped for Phi Theta. When she says. “Phi Theta! My goodness, I haven’t even thought about it,” you can be sure that she’s been staying up nights with a slide rule and pencil figuring out her chances of getting in. Every freshman woman on campus is scanning the male list for a possible date to the Mortar Board Ball “just in case” she gets called across the stage for Kwama. But you won’t find one who will say: “Get into Kwama. Lis* ten pal, I’ve got it cinched.” Poential politicians are present ly exhibiting great disdain at such a filthy thing as politics and offices, but only because they haven’t yet learned who the I powers-that-be will spotlight. Again, you won’t find one j who'll say: “Run for office. You’re darn right I will and I’ll get the nomination too.” Speaking of politics, oldtimers around the campus undoubtedly experienced, a momentary twitch the other day when Alpha Xi “bolted” the USA. It follows, however, in the pattern set last year, when the party exchanged a house for a house, Delta Zeta ' for ATO. This year they exchang ed Alpha Xi for the Sammies and all is even once again. We can all be assured that ir' ***••••••»••*■"* ’ * • • » NUmc member* of our ntudent body will have a good eompre henaion of *»clal lire a* it exist* at Stanford. Whether or not the 11-man committee going south will learn anything about dormi tory living in open to question. Perhaps they'll pick up some good ideas, but it would appear that Oregon is big enough to work out a program of its own without aping another universi ty. And three or four could have served as well, probably better, than 11. Jyfllfpr* The Campus ■ Answers Rotarians or Students? Kmernld Editor: The Rotarlans meeting on the campus whh a very fine gesture on the part of the Univttiaily ad ministration. We enjoyed seeing them, but it crystallized many objections to the policies concern ing "Williams Castle." In the opinion of many Inde pendent students, the usurpation of the students’ building to en tertain an organization that has absolutely no connect Ion with the students or the I'nlverslty was a mistake. This jioint wan further driven home by the fart that students were not welcome to attend a speech delivered by Wayne Morse which was kivrru In a building supposedly owned by the stu dents. It wems that the entire policy and policy-making func tion concerning "Williams’ Cas tle" should be reoriented. The “castle" Ivan apparently been operated on a policy that allows Htudent organizations to use rooms not wapted by outside organizations. This can only la: excused on the grounds that out side organizations offer u chance for a profit, but is that the pur pose* of (he building? Students for the last 30 years have been donating SO a term; Oregon Dads, Oregon Mothers, and others have helped furnish the building We do not feel that the funds were raised to be used for a profit venture. Students have always been told that the long awaited “Mtndent” Union would ho for them. Its en tire purpose was to be to furnish students a plaee for their activi ties and a place to aid in estab lishing collegiate fellowship. How does the entertainment of Kotar ians fit these objectives? We would, at least, like to see the students consulted as to whe ther or not non-Unlvcrsity func tions should be permitted in the "Student" Union. Is the “Stu dent" Union going into competi tion with local business men for conventions or is the "Student” Union going to be for the stu dents? It cannot do both. Yeomen (off-campus nlcn’s organigation) It Could Be Oregon “They’re ready but I think they’rt wise to our early-mOrnlng duck hunt—They wanna know it we’re tailin’ guns.’’ } 1 i • I ! i > C I .'it j ■ i il' ■! I i i i . I'