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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 10, 1951)
Douglas Discusses Politics, Elections
(( iinliuuej from !'<ujc one)
(ml what, Ood thinks ot mm. "The
>ouglus (lod knows inn't qualified
hr president,” hi- quipped.
He added, "All 1 witul to do is
llil-h my job as .senator and then
adc away ... I mean that."
When asked if he woldd be wil
'ng to run for vlee-preHident, ho
eplied, "Well, look, who wants tr.
, Douglus culled himself a "liberal
Vmocrat with Scotch blood who
He has fought for economy In
Bivernment since he took office in
In a radio interview with Ken. |
Wayne Moran, Orison Republican,
t.h lwo liberal senators exchanged j
mutual admiration. Morse's praise '
of Douglas prompted the Illinois J
senater to say jokingly, "Sen. j
Morse’ sweet talk Is like that of an ■
Irishman and a Southerner, al
though he Is neither.
Discussing, In his main address, 1
gifts sent to Congressmen to obli
gate them to the sender and yard
sticks for determining what gifts j
to return, Douglas said he sends ]
back anything worth more than ,
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Douglas Offers Plan
To Stop Corruption
(Continued from pane one)
following it. Douglas' set of ethi
cal proprieties included these:
1. Don't accept valuable gifts.
2. Refuse lavish entertainment.
Officials with prior employ
ment should not be allowed to par
ticipate in cases concerning their
former employer for two years
after that employment.
Dismiss from Service
Infractions of these cannot be
reached through law, Douglas said,
but an official deemed guilty of an
infraction should be dismissed
from service o- disqualified in his
A central cause of corruption of
legislators is the high cost of elec
tion, the 59-year olrl ex-marine
lieutenant colonel stressed, since
contributors to a candidate’s cam
paign later want government fa
vors from him.
The responsibility of the voter
begins with the campaign, Doug
las maintained, and he should help
the campaign financially. Also, the
maximum amount spent "for” the
candidate by private groups, not
just “by" him, should be set.
Otherwise, Douoglas went on, pri
vate contributions should be pro
Seconded Morse’s Proposal
Dougias' third point was a sec-j
ond to the suggestion of Sen. ■
Wayne L. Morse (R.-Ore.) who has
previously advocated yearly dis
closure by Congressmen of their
income and its sources. “Sunlight
is a great disinfectant,” Douglas
quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Though disclosure may pry Into
a Congressman’s privacy and dis- I
courage good candidates < the poor
because they will be said to have
no brains and the rich because they
will be called "grasping”), it will
give people the knowledge that
government is good, he stated.
Douglas talk related to the dis
closures in recent years of gov
ernment corruption- the five per
centers, the Reconstruction Fi
nance Corporation scandals, gov
ernment contract grafts, the crime
revelations, and big-time basket
ball corruption and examination
“How serious are these condi
tions?" Douglas asked. To obtain
an answer he surveyed the gov
ernment corruption in England 200
years ago, the election scandals of
the early 1800's, and the “retain
ers” accepted by Daniel Webster,
famed politician of the early 19th
century in the growing United
Conditions Better Xow
England is now the politically
cleanest nation, and no politician
would now think of baldly obtain
ing pay for government services
rendered to a bank as Webster did
from the Second Bank of the
United States, Douglas asserted.
So we have made progress, he
stated, but we often slip back.
More improvement is needed,
Douglas said, because the import
ance of government has increased
tremendously, and becouse the in
direct effects of the actions of pub
lic officials- the exanple they set
— are more important than the di
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For Talks, Not Drinks
WHELLING, Va. (U.R) Victor R.
Core was arrested for frightening
telephone operators by trying to
force his way late at night into
the Ohio Bell building at nearby
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The arresting officer, Knox Alex
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the lighted building for a tavern.
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