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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1951)
I'XIVEK.NITV OF OREGON, El'GENE, TlH ltSDAY, APRIL 19, 1951
MacArthur Denies Any Political Aims
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| I lie city of the Golden Gate called down one of its great -
lest and moat colorful tributes Wednesday, to give leaped
land honor to the man of the hour, Gen. Douglas Mac
iArthur. And It heard him climax his stay here by an
nouncing that he had “no political nsplrations.’'
An estimated 500,000 people clogged fhe streets and
looked out from the wlndow-topa in the. heart of down
town Han Francisco in celebration of the special "Mac
Arthur Day" parade and civic ceremonies. From his long,
black 1931 Lincoln Phaeton, the 71-year-old soldier
acknowledged the thunderous cheers of a crowd that took
time off from everything else to shower its praises upon
the man who Tuesday returned to these shores after an
absence of H years. Thursday he will speak In Washing
ton, at a Joint session of Congress.
No Polttlral Ambitions
As a grand finale, the General rose behind a battery of
microphones located In front of the city hall to surprise
the excited throng by saying he held no ambitions in poli
Ibis headline-making announcement followed a warm
and moving "thank you" speech in which he said:
"I cannot tell you what It means to be home how I
have longed for it, dreamed of it, through the dreary
years of being abroad. My emotions almost defy descrip
tion, as I find myself once more among my own people. .
..speaking for both Mrs. Mar Arthur and myself, I cannot
tell you how deep is our appreciation for the wonderful
hospitality with which this great city has welcomed us.
'J he memory will live in our hearts always."
This ended the General’s prepared address but he
They Were There— Emerald Trio
Tom King. Ken Metzlor, and Jim Hay cox, three of
th«- Kmc raid's top newsmen, were among the thousands
listening to and watching the return of General Mac
Arthur to the 1 tilted NtHtes. They saw his plane land
at Man I‘ranciseo’s International Airport Tuesday night.
They heard his first words spoken to the crowd. In
fact, the three Oregon students were only two people
away from the General at one time. And they joined in
the official celebration for the World War II hero Wed
nesday. Tom King here tells the story of General Mac
Arthur's first full day back In America.
looked out over the crowd and continued:
"I wai Just asked if I intend to enter politics. My reply
was 'no.' I have no political aspirations whatsoever. I do
not intend to run for any political office and I hope that
my name will never be used in a political way.
"The only politics I have is contained in the simple
phrase, known well by all of you- ‘God‘Bless America.’
Again, my sincere thanks."
Paraded to City Hall
The morning's festivities began as MacArthur emerged
from the St. Francis Hotel. The slow, crowd-bound motor
I cade formed, inching forward from the hotel through a
j winding procession up to the city hall. There the General !
| gave his talk. He made no references to the situation in
j the Far Fast.
Immediately after the overwhelming public tribute, the
General, his family and the official party left for the In
ternational Airport where he took off for Washington
aboard his special plane, "Bataan."
True Hero's W elcome
The tremendous throng — police said some *00.000 saw
him since his Tuesday night arrival- -then sat back and
reflected upon what had transpired in the last 17 hours.
Some characterized the wild welcome as San Francisco ■>
greatest and grandest celebration.
Many, including young and old alike, had hung around
all night, and in the early morning hours Wednesday
crowds began to gather around the hotel, the city hal:;
lines formed along the parade route. From Visitacion Val
ley at the south end of the city, up through the Mission
District, Nob Hill, and Chinatown, down around Fisher
mans Wharf, MaeArthur has been a standard topic <i
conversation for days now — no one dared miss the big
Wearing a heavy trench coat and his well know n
“scrambled eggs cap," the General met more than 200
newspapermen as he left his sixth floor suite at the SK
Francis prior to the calvacade. He and his family went
straight to the elevator. When he stepped out into the
lobby several hundred persons stood by to greet him in a
roped-off area. Before entering the parade car with Gov.
Karl Warren and Mayor Elmer E. Robinson, he waved
in semi-salute manner to the thousands who had blocked
off nearly every enrtanee of the big hotel.
The crowds hemmed him in and broke through the thin
police lines as the parade got underway. The streets were
filled from one side to the other, and viewers lined tie
f him tu cm t o hnnr ris t L t 1
junior weeaena noai tnemes
have bi-rn decided on by all paired
living organizations taking part In
the parade. General theme for the
weekend is "Far Away Places."
The themes include:
Hendricks Hall and Alpha Hall,
"The Lund of Make-believe;" Car
son 2 and Philadelphia House,
•'Land of the Northern Lights;"
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa
Alpha, and Stan Kay Hall, "Mars
Preview;" Pi Beta Phi and Alpha
Tau Omega, "Treasure Island •"
Alpha Xi Delta and Theta Chi, "A
Trip to the Moon."
Carson 5 and Phi Gamma Delta,
'•Holiday in Venice;" Delta Gam
ma, Sigma Alpha Mu, and Delta
Ujudlon, "Shanghai Sampan;?’
Carson 4 and Yeomen, “Mt. Olym
pus;" Kappa Alpha Theta and
Cherney Hall, "King Neptune’s
Gardens;" Alpha Phi and Sigma
Chi; "In a Dutch Garden,"
Delta Delta Delta and Hunter
Hall, "Land of Nod;" Carson 3
and Mintum Hall, "Hawaiian
Paradise;" Delta Zeta, Tau Kap
pa Epsilon, and Delta Tau Delta.
"Emerald City of Oz;" Alpha
Gamma Delta and Sigma Phi Ep
silon, "Heaven and Hades;" Chi
Oy^ga and Phi Delta Theta, "In
a Chinese Garden."
j Sigma Kappa and McChesney
i Hall, "Greek Court;" Alpha Omi
cron Pi and Stan Ray Hall, “Wyn
ken, Blynken, and Nod;” Zeta Tau
Alpha, Sigma Hall, and Omega
Hall. "I Left My Hat In Haiti;”
Chi Psi and Orides, "African Voo
Ann Judson House and Beta
Theta Pi, "Dixie Land;" Gamma
Phi Beta and Pi Kappa Phi, "Out
of this World;” Alpha Delta Pi,
Sherry Ross Hall, and Campbell
Club, "Stairway to the Stars;"
Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Hall,
and Phi Kappa Sigma, “Siamese
Fantasy;" and University House
and Kappa Sigma, "Swiss Chalet.”
Nets $8 in Fines
Eight dollars was collected from
offenders at Wednesday night’s
session of the Student Court.
Tickets were given chiefly for
illegal parking in the yellow zone
around the Deady-Villard area.
Students are reminded by Mike
Adams, head Of the student court,
that failure to appear at the court
Jesuits in eventual referral to the
Office of Student Affairs.
The next meeting of the court is
scheduled for May 2.
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Far East, Russia
"Russia, the Far East, and the
United Sttftcs Nationalism,” will
be the topic of the conference to
be held next Monday through Fri
day on the University campus.
Visiting lecturers who will take
part in the conference arc H. J.
VanMook. and Julian Towstcr,
both of the University of Califor
nia; and Nobutaka Ike and Robert
C. North, both of the Hoover In
stitute and Stanford University.
Speeches relating to the main
topic of the conference are plan
ned for the public, selected classe-s,
and selected faculty and graduate
Deferred Living Report
Tho Stanford Report, completed
after an-all-night session Tuesday
by the nine-man committee who
studied the deferred living-in plan
at Stanford last weekend, will be
presented to student leaders Fri
ASUO President Barry Moun
tain explained that the report will
be presented to five key groups—
Panhellenic, Inter-Fraternity Coun
cil, Inter-Dormitory Counc.il,
Heads of Houses, and the Office
of Student Affairs— Friday after
noon before it is presented to the
student body at large.
Mountain said this method was
decided upon to eliminate confu
sion among the student body by
explaining the report to student
leaders first, since it is "com
Deren, Artist-Author, to Explain
Films As A Creative Art
Maya Deren, who in her work
■presents the film as an indepen
dent, creative art form, will give
a lecture-demonstration at 8 p.m.
tonight in the Student'Union Ball
room as part of the University
The purpose of her films is
“neither to entertain nor to in
struct, but. to be that experience
which is poetry.”
Although Miss Deren is an artist
in the traditions of the “avant
garde” school of the early Twen
ties in Paris, she has advanced
much farther technically and
Technical innovations are some
times used in her films to express
a particular meaning, but the sur
prise which they may bring on
in an audience unaccustomed to
such methods is not their purpose.
Only when familiarity has replac
ed the first reaction can a person
understand the true meaning, she
Miss Deren made one visit to
Haiti as a John Simon Guggen
heim ■ Fellow for creation work in
motion pictures, but she became
so interested in the mythology un
derlying the dances which she had
intended to film, that she made
two more visits.
This spring she will present a
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series of Haitian ritual films ac
companied by drumming and sing
ing, as well as a book on Haitian
mythology. Miss Dcren is the only
person to have filmed and record
ed many of the ceremonies which
will appear in these films.
Miss Deren is also the author
of “An Anagram of Ideas on Art,
Form and Film," a book which
has had considerable influence on
new experimental film makers.
Students will be given an oppor
tunity to ask questions of Miss
Deren after her lecture demonstra
tion in the Student Union Thurs
Foreign students at the Univer
sity will hold a picnic from 12:30
to 5 p.m. Saturday at "Little Pino,”
a farm on the Hayden Bridge
The affair, open to all foreign
students, is being sponsored by the
International Affairs Committee
of the YWCA. Everyone interest
ed in attending should meet at the
Y in Gerlinger by 12:30 p.m. with
a sack lunch. Transportation will
prehensive and complicated.’’ The
leaders in turn can explain the re
port to the student body.
Mountain will explain the re
port at a meeting of Oregon Moth
ers in Portland today.
"The committee has gone over
each point carefully and reached
complete agreement on the entire
report," Mountain asserted. Stan
ford delegates have been meeting
each night, the final session break
ing up at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He expressed appreciation to
three volunteer typists, Barbara
Sundet, JoAnne Gilmore, and Vir
ginia Kellogg, who prepared the
report for mimeographing.
UO Blood Drive
Quota to Fill
. The quota for the second blood
drive on campus this year is over
twice the 400-pint quota of the
last drive. With 1000 pints as a
quota all students are urged to
contribute in the drive which will
begin on campus Tuesday and
will last through Wednesday.
Students who are 21 and over
are asked to fill out the pledge
cards which were distributed to
the living organizations. Anyone
who is under 21 and wishes to
donate a pint of blood are to get
the parent’s release slip signed by
5 p.m. Friday, if possible. After
the pledge cards are filled out they
should be dropped in the boxes pro
vided for in the SU and the Co-op.
"Although the quota is over
twice last term’s we should be
able to hit our total again this
term since the flrive will b& held
on campus 2 days instead of the
former one," announced Pat Dig
nan publicity chairman of the
drive. The blood drive publicity
committee also received a poem
which was written to publicize
OSC drive. It is as follows:
RAH, RAH, RAH; We pull no
We are ALL, big BLOOD DON
"With Oregon State making pre
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Nearly 100 political science In
structors are expected to attend
the annual meeting of the North
west Political Science Association
to be held Saturday and Sunday in
the Student Union.
E. S. Wengert, head of the Ore
I £on political science department,
i is vice-president of the association.
I C. P. Schleicher, professor of poli
* tical science, is on the executive
The conference will consist of
four round table discussions n
which attending professors wid
participate. Topics include: Cur
rent Problems of State Govern
ment in the Pacific Northwest;
The Foundations and Limits of
Civil Liberties; Point Four Pro
gram and Reconstruction in South
ern and Eastern Asia; and The.
Effect of Mobilization on Nation
al Politics and Administration.
The conference will terminate
; Sunday with a breakfast in the
1 SU at which time Julian Towste>-,
; University of California, wi i
' speak on “The Strategy of the
i Soviet Nationality Policy.”
Claudius O. Johnson, * Washing
jton State College, is president of
; the association.
To Offer 'Shots'
I An opportunity is being created
to make available tetanus toxoid
and small-pox vaccine at cost of
j materials to University students,
faculty members, and employees
and their children of junior high
| school age and above.
Doctors and nurses of this area
have volunteered to be available
; from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. May 1-2-3,
; and May 22-23-24, at the Univer
| sity Health Service, so all persons
have a chance to get the shots.
A charge of £5 cents will be made
for each shot, which will pay for
Dr. F. N. Miller, director of th®
health service, stated that the pro
gram is in conjunction with a cam
paign of the Lane County Medical
Society urging all adults of the
Eugene area to be vaccinated
against small-pox, and injected
; against tetanus.
The tetanus toxoid which will be
used differs from tetanus antitoxin
| in that toxoid guards against any
‘ future danger from lockjaw, while
1 antitoxin is useful only after an
J accident has occurred. Small-pox
j vaccination is necessary only if
! one has not had a shot within tbo
; last three to five years.