Oregon Daily , _ EMERALD The OmcoK Daily Eh halo ir published Monday through Friday during the college year, • _• .. :.L .a UMmueononir \ntnrHiiv nnrf Ivininr per term. Opinions expressed on the editorial page are those of the writer »nd do not pretend to represent the opinions of the ASUO or of the University, Initialed editorials ire written o* the associate editors. Unsigned editorials s* z written by the etlitor. Losna Laxson, Editor Abbott Paine, Business Manager Phil Bkttens, Managing Editor Gxetchen Gxomdahl, Bill Clothie*. Don Dewey, Associate Editors Gxetchen Gbefx. Advertising Manager Books all Your Life Go write an editorial on Book \\ eek, the lady editor told us. We protested weakly, but to no avail, and soon found our selves stumbling down the sidewalk toward the library with the vague notion that the story must be where the books are. f But the books had no comment. Then we met a professor who did. "When we mentioned that Mayor \ . E. Johnson is urging , everyone in Eugene to read for the knowledge that leads to wisdom, this professor commented bitterly that he had been 1 urging his students to observe book week every Monday for nearly 15 years with the same object in mind, and he hoped , the Mayor would be more successful that he (the professor) 1 had been.. , Maybe book week isn't so hot after all. Somebody once said 1 a little wisdom is a dangerous thing. Either you take the whole ] course or leave the stuff alone because a taste of it will just make you realize how low on the scale you really are. Anyway, why urge university students to observe book week ? The ones that will observe it need no urging. The others aren't worth the writing time of a sweetness and light editorial. Let’s observe a book year—or a book decade. If it's worth a day it's worth a lifetime.—B. C. Fellowship Every Week The YWCA and YMCA across the world are celebrating formally this week an idea we wish students would spend more time thinking about every week. This is World Fellowship Week, and the keynote is under standing—understanding which replaces mere tolerance and kills fear. We’re more and more impres s’d with the lack of under standing shown by American students about other nations. An example, in fact, appears elsewhere on this page. Our foreign students are constantly showing us up in our lack of under standing. Understanding comes through study—and what better place to begin than in a university which in addition to regular courses offers contact with students from nearly every nation? We think the idea of a \\ orld Fellowship Y\ eek is commend able, but we'd rather see the feeling seriously spread through out the yeah—G. G. French Football sin “Xo-.v, now, WdrtKal—just lie back afn* relax—anyone could fumble a ball on th’ goal line.” *!)uA ViUta-4. Speak... rhe German Problem Must be Solved Soon (Kd. Note: Mr. Zahn is studying journalism on he campus under a state department sponsored migrant. Before coming here this fall he was city •tlitor of a newspaper in Freiburg, Germany. The irgunlzation he’s writing about, the “Free German louth,” asked him repeatedly to lead their Frel uirg group. He refused. The e-ganlzatlon is now brblddcn in Western Germany, but Is growing in he Eastern section.) By Gerhard Zahn If your attention has been directed toward European politics and politicians you are aware that he reunification of Eastern and Western Germany s an urgent question. My country's future is crapped in obscurity as long as the Iron Curtain is dosed. There are two alternatives now to open his curtain by violence (this would mean another vorid war) or to submit to a compromise. Oon litionally, such a compjomise could be the solution o a problem which presses heavily upon Germany oday. From 1933 until the last days of his power, the German dictator, Adolf Hitler, promised tin- Ger nan youth a splendid future. The results of Hitler’s uture plan: Castles In the air and thousands of housands of German boys bled to death In World >Var II. Now. a new generation has grown up in the ?oviet zom- of Germany. In the course of a few rears (from 1940 to 1951) by employing every jossible means, a handful of young communist eaders, among them Hermann Axen, Karl Morgen itern, Erich Honecker and the woman, Edith Bau nann, have succeeded in organizing the "Frews Deutsche Jugend” (Free German Youth). This group has lieconic the instrument of the tommunist |>arty behind the Iron Curtain. This 'King generation has been subjected to u process if hardening and brutalization that fits It to lie: •'reiheitskaempfer (the fighters for freedom). The education of th<‘ youngster* hns only one education al value and one aim—new blood for the Communist party. I have so n evidence which proves this. In the fall of 1949 the Free (iernmn Youth from the whole of Germany and Communist representatives from countries throughout the world met at Berlin for a peace demonstration. The groups marched and sang through the streets carrying red "storm banners" with the picture of Ernst Thaelmann, a former German Communist leader. At Treptow, a suburb of Berlin, the youths placed a wreath at the I a.se of a monument dedicated to the Russian soldier. It Is ironic, Indeed, that In a peace demonstration red storm banners which were at a certain time signals of attack, should be employed as means In preserve the peace. And, It Is strange to see these youngsters honoring Russian soldiers as "liberators" of Eastern Germany. The Indoctrination of the rising generation In the Free German Youth Is al most Identical to Hitler’s Nazi system. Rut It is worse than liefore. Thus, m my opinion, It Is high time to act, rather than be "one duy” too late with the reunification of Germany. The number of party fanatics among the youths In Eastern Germany is Increasing rapidly as they are influenced by the promise:! of the K • ern zone government. Communist newspapers day In and day out gl\ the people propaganda against the l tilted stall They write that the I'.S. Is avoiding reunification anil is preparing for war. But the real purpose of Communist propaganda to make Germany Into a Russian satellite. It will be unsuccessful. All Germans desired reunification Not under Communist dictatorship but under the protection of the Allies and of the Germans themselves My hope is that the American government will realize that it is time to act. --Letters to the Editor Why Not Kenton? Emerald Editor: Ever since I've been on campus, there’s always been the same old story of not being able to con tact a name band. Every year people gripe. Every year the same answer comes back—the ad ministration said "no". Thursday night at senate meet ing Homecoming Chairman Fran cis Gillmore said that there was a remote chance of getting Stan Kenton here Friday night but, not for Homecoming Saturday. I sent a telegram to Mr. Kenton, asking him if he was available for Saturday night, and also to list his previous correspondence with the university. I received a letter back saying he had been contacted by Olga Yevtich, SU program director, and that Kenton would be avail able Saturday night for the price of $2000. Kenton said he then re ceived a reply that this was too much, and was asked if he could be contracted for a lesser amount. Kenton wired back that he was available for $1500 or 60 per cent of the gate which ever, was greater. Mike Lally did not cor respond with him any more but let the matter drop altogether, to Kenton’s knowledge. On Sunday I saw Miss Gill more. She said, "It is too late to get Kenton now, for (1) another band has already been contracted and (2) the tickets and posters have already been made.” I talked to Mike Lally, dance committee chairman, and asked him why he didn’t send Kenton a telegram accepting when he came down $500. He said he thought that it was both $1500 and 60 per cent. I asked him why, even at $2000, why we couldn’t have Kenton. He.said that the administration said flatly “no.” I didn’t know who he meant by the "administration,” so I saw Miss Yevtich and Les Anderson, alumni director. Miss Yevtich said she was not the one who said "no.” She was just acting in the capacity of secretary to help out the dance committee. She also said she had been keeping a running account, which is available to every stu dent, concerning previous bands contracted here and how success ful they had been. It was a very factual report, giving the reas ons why we couldn’t pay $2000. I then went to Anderson’s of fice and asked him the same question. He said that as ad visor, he thought it was not a wise move to obligate the Home coming committee to $2000. There was always the question of how j 11 < 11VYV/utu aciuaiijr i/t unvn * >'» the festivities. This sounded very logical. But then, what about previous dances where we didn't have a name band ? He said he was only the advisor for the class dance and alumni affairs. He said that he would advise against the classes taking a gamble on bring ing a name band, if he he thought it might go in the "red." I firmly believe that Lally could have arranged something to bring Kenton here when he came down to $1500. Possibly (1) an other organization guaranteeing some money, if the dance was not as big a success as anticipated, or (2) the classes may have helped defray the loss between them, if one should have occurred. To sum it all up, this Home coming will be like all the rest of the dances. NO NAME BAND. Even though Ray Anthony, Al vera Ray, the King Cole Trio, and Stan Kenton were all available at this date. When is the administration go ing to give us a break and let us have a name band? If we sit back and take it in stride ... never! Let’s have your opinion on the matter, as students. Would you turn out and support him? From here on it is all up to you. Herb Cook Junior Class Rep. rf-notn the Ma^ue... 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 13, 1920—Tomorrow all hands will meet at the men’s gymnasium to celebrate the Hay ward field conquest (football). They will drink beer and eat pretzels at the Journalism Jam boree. (Oh! fer the good old days.) 20 YEARS AGO Nov. 13, 1031—Contrary to pre vious announcements there will be no classes held tomorrow. The student advisory commit tee decided liecause of the large number of alumni expected on the campus for Homecoming, all tomorrow’s classes will Itc dis missed. 15 YEARS AGO Nov. 13, 1030—New men’s gymnasium scheduled to he in operation by now will not be oc cupied until Jan. I, according to Dean John Fiovard of the physical education school. 10 YEARS AGO Nov. 13, 1041—Dean Wayne Morse of the law school returns from Chicago where he served as chairman of President Roose velt’s emergency board for inves tigation of railroad labor dis putes. SltaifLl and fylatl.. No Stan Kenton By John Roaney Because of "budget limit a' and vacation time, the Hornei or: ing committee didn't think it ad viaabte to bring Ktan Keaton and crew to the campus. Kenton, : slated to open the Ar^na ball room Nov. 2.3, couhl have ... had for $l.r)00. Instead, the Arena ballroom, a fabulous place bidd ing 3,000 will get him. Univer sity could have used both band and publicity from a "name" band. Contact had gone on between Mike Rally of the Homecoming committee and G.A.C. but the majority of the committee, and Lea Anderson, alumni dlrei tor, felt l(tat because of the date of Homecoming and past experi ences with "name" bands, it would be safer to hire a cheaper band. They got a fairlv cheap band. (I wonder how Melody Ranch is on Saturday night?) Added hassle turned up when the committee, after renliznr boot and then finding : mm >■ • • else hail already contra' I 1 ton, tried to make an a. ment whereby tile Homer on : committee would promote ■ teu ton on all Homecoming deals and would cancel all Friday night events after 9 p.m., in return for reduced prices to university stu dents for the Kenton session. Everything was rosy Monday morning, but in the afternoon this columnist received n p’ call from Mike Rally changing things. Rally said that after "dis cussing the matter witli Ri s Anderson they both deckled that the matter had been a product of "hasty thinking" (the affair had been hashed out since Thursday) and that all arrangements made that morning should be cancelled. On to more pleasant things around here and let's hope that Francis Gillmore isn’t given too bad a time. It wasn’t her fault and she made a whale of an effort to try to rectify unfortunate cir cumstances. JATP big success in Portland last week. Group had more power and drive than last year, accord ing to all reports, and everybody fine except for Krupa; "lie's get ting old" . . . Anthony flopped in Eugene last week. Band was great, some Miller instrumenta tion but none of the sluggii'hr.ess. Chance to get Louie Armstrong and group down here in the wint er if the students want him. Very early plans as broached by Terry Garner of Western Amusement •» Corporation call for an hour and a half jam session for fifty cents a head.