Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 07, 1952, Image 1

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    isenhower May Enter GOP Primarv
jdge Says He'll Enter
e in New Hampshire
. uoCQUENCOURT, France, Jan. 6—(UP)—Gen.
^ i) Fisenho"er refused to deny tonight a Washington
?'nt Vl js a Republican presidential candidate, and a high
I !e to him commented that "silence is sometimes more
ff t'than any statement."
aij Kisenhower had been forewarned of the an
^mnci ■ u . , (‘a|>ot Lodge, Jr., that his name
entered as a Republican
>*»• Hampshire primary.
(or Lodge's assertion that h.
certain Eisenhower would not
lie the declaration, the ofti
noted that the general a reti
ed be interpreted ns being
k only thing to emerge from
■bower's deserted headquar
hre came from Gen. Charles
rJ»ffll chief of SHAPE s pub
jfonnation division. He said:
jere will be no statemi nt to
lt iSunday i■ Monday we shall
tie general a full report on
itor Lodge’s statements, and if
^es to make sdtne comment.
I it will be made available to
rose, but there is no guarantee
111 that the general will say
thing for the record."
Ike May Not Talk
rr.. Alfred C. Gruenther. Kron
er's chief of staff and his hand
ed candidate to replace him as
*e commander when and if
toies to return to the United
& refused any comment wh-n
W'.iie Lodge statement.
Eisenhower might be
^ by the pressure of his sup
[“* to make his first public
taer.t on whatever political
tatlons he may have, the odds
* tonight that he would evade
“feet declaration.
Benhower’s position, as out
,‘° close friends who have
ta in recent months, is
' ^rowing of a hat into t:
™ ring until he is certain :
r n(^nted’ and even ™
^ he la really noede
J‘ ‘ l“at time comes :
J, «* initiafive with
- to his supporters askii
• relieved of his command.
“Use turn to par/e nx)
uue today
lr Registration
uL'S the last day to pay
CnaltmPo'e re^tniion
&icyhfltegl8lrar Cilfford
k nce has reminded su
W Viatel °f $5 wil> be
fine will i eS*8trafion and
^ $1 Per day
^fSal m comP‘et<-d. "
h had S Tn’ 3’%1 *t«
dent affQ- eck(i(* through tho
h. office a «tr,r
“ th,; registr ’l P nec"s"
e^t ^nt oi l proc,'M
blent wii, : of the term .,n
;l Week, Conatn available until
le ia, .onstance said.
'1)r change acy0Ur° register and
is Jan- lb
plcke(1 UP at thCllC Cai(i,s rnliy
f office in MeArthathletic busi
®- to 12 nnnn thur cr,urt from
> tte eardand 1 to 5 P
iSto2’-which afJmi'
kiu^muHtVVent*' stu
Ust be Presented.
Ike's Chances
Predicted Good
By Phil Johnson
Campus instructors and local
Republican leaders were asked
Sunday to state their opinions on
the report thut Senator Lodge was
entering Gen. Dwight Eisenhow
ers name on the New Hampshire
Republican presidential primary
A majority of those questioned
believed that Eisenhower has a
good chance to capture both the
primary and presidential elec
It was generally stated that Eis
. ennower would make no basic
changes in the United States for
eign policy, but that his views on
domestic issues arc not very clear
at this time.
Elvnhower Not "Indispensable"
Among those questioned, the
, opinion was unanimous that Kiscn
j (lower is not ‘indispensable" in Eu
rope, and that h:s position as lead
! er of the North Atlantic Pad mili
tary forces can be easily filled by
another man.
Bill Van Nuys, who circulated
Eisenhower petitions for the Ore
gon Republican primary, said Sun
1 Jay that every person he asked to
>ign the petitions had done so.
"I have not run up against any
j opposition when I asked anyone to
ngn a petition," he remarked, add
ng that he had collected "50 or
| >0” signatures, all that were de
sired. He declined to comment on
Lodge's announcement.
Formidable Candidate
Edward Boehnke, chairman of
(he Lane County Republican Ccn
'ral Committee, stated (assuming
that Eisenhower will run; "I think
that there is no question in any
one's mind that Eisenhower will be
a formidable candidate.”
He asserted that it would be
very dangerous “to pick a man out
or the air" for the presidency, but
that this didn't apply to Eisen
hower, because the general, while
at Columbia university, “prepared
; himself to be president."
Stating that the North Atlantic
Pact leader "reverts to the sound
' principles of moralitiy in govern
orient," Boehnke also remarked
that governmental corruption Is
"absolutely” caused by lack of
molality among the common peo
The Republican leader did not
believe that Western European re
, armament would suffer as a result
of "Ike's" removal from the scene.
strong Appeal
Young Republican County
Chairman Ted Goodwin asserted
(hat Eisenhower would have
strong popular appeal" against
Robert Taft, Harold Stassen and
Earl Warren, but that "Ike’s”
hances depend upon the primary
Goodwin predicted that Eisen
hower, if elected, would introduce
! 1 bipartisan foreign policy with
few changes from the present
American foreign policy.
“Ike" probably is “a traditional
Republican" on domestic issues,
Goodwin said, and he is "to the
nght of Warren" on issues con
cerning labor, economics and gov
ernment regulation of business.
Could Heat Truman
Asked if an Eisenhower ticket
eould defeat a Truman Democratic
ticket, Goodwin quickly replied,
“Oh, I definitely think that he
eould beat Truman.”
“Any good Republican could
probably win if the election were
today or tomorrow," Goodwin re
(Please turn to pane seven)
He's Not Talking
I -
Hf'ii rnloml on (<OI* Mrlo-t in \c« Hampshire primary.
Frosh Hen Hear
Rushing Rules
A "hands-off" policy with no
contact between fraternity men
and freshman men will be in effect
today as freshmen sign tip for tho
week’s rushing program. Inter
fraternity President Dick Mc
Dattghlin announced Sunday eve
ning at a meeting of prospective
About 130 freshman heard rush
ing rules and rcpilations explain
ed by fraternity men at the meet
ing in the Student Union ballroom.
Sign-up for rushing dates will,
begin at 1 p.m. today in the SU
ballroom. An “official" table will
be located at the stage-end of tho
ballroom and rushers will be given
two copies of an unofficial dato
card there.
Kach rushec will pay Jo rushing
fee. Hushing eligibility will bo
checked. A freshman rushee must
have a 2.00 accumulative GPA and
a. 2.00 GPA while carrying at least
12 hours for the previous term.
(About 360 freshmen arc scholas
tically eligible to rush, the office
of student affairs ha1- reported.
This figure represents approxi
mately two-thirds of the freshman
(lass, i
Freshmen will take date car ds to
any of 21 tables arranged along
the sides of the ballroom. Kach
table will be labeled with the name
of a fraternity. A fraternity repre
sentative will be behind each table.
Rushecs will sign up with frater
nity representatives for not more
than six dates. They may sign up
for not more than two dates with
one house. Sign-up will continue
until o p.m.
Freshmen will r eturn to the ball
room at 7 p.m. when they will fill
(Please turn lu Paqe six)
The Millrace—lts Past and Its Future
(This Is the firs! In ;i scries nf five articles by
Emerald Reporter Bob Southwell dealing w itH the
mill rare, its history and proposed plans for it—rd.)
By Bcb Southwell
The millraro tukes some water from the Willam
ette river, carries it aimlessly through Eugene and
then empties it back into the Willamette.
Likewise, campaigns to improve the millrace start
in some committees, wander through Eugene and
University circles collecting opinioins and money
and then seem to disappear as the stream docs it
What is wrong? The Emerald will attempt to ex
amine the matter in this series of five articles. To
prove that the millrace is really worth examining,
this article will probe into its past history.
If the millrace seems important to University tra
dition. it was essential to pioneer industry. Back in
the 1850s an rnterprsing man named Hilyard Shaw
noticed that the W’illainette river had started lo
shorten itself with a slough at either end of a great
bend. By cutting a five block canal between these
two sloughs Shaw built, the millrace and provided
tlie water power for future Eugene industries.
Industries Harness Millrace
That was in 1851 or 1S52. Before long a lumber
mill and a flour mill harnessed the stream and by
1856 a brewery had commenced operations, also. In
! IS77 the local furniture factory moved to a millrace
site for its cheaper power.
But the Eugene residents soon discovered that the
millrace could mean play as well as work. By 1900
j the students of the local college, the University
j of Oregon, were canoeing up and down the stream
i past several landscaped back yards which residents
had found very appropriate for their millrace sites.
I It was soon reflecting campfires and echoeing sing
i ing, for pirnicing on the millrace became popular.
Rare Used to Wash Elephants
One of Eugene’s first circuses used it to wash its
elephants in the race. The tlcphants enjoyed their
bath so much that instead of returning when their
keepers called, they merely blew trunkfuls of water
at the despondent keepers.
And so the residents and University students
begun to see the millrace as a recreation centci
while the industries considered it merely as a power
potential. A < lash was inevitable. As the Willamette
river fell below the level of the millraee. the compa
nies built a dam and enlarged the stream to main
tain its water flow. This enraged the home owners.
In 3913 the Millraee Protective association was
organized to represent the home ownefs and before
long a suit against the millraee concerns was filed.
Though the court’s decision favored industry, canoe
ing became all the more popular on the millraee. The
University decided to sponsor a “canoe carnival" in
1911, but it had to be postponed until 1912 because
of rain. A 1912 Oregon Emerald headlined the event:
"Carnival to be Classy".
Canoe Fete Evolves
By the time the 1915 Junior Weekend rolled
around the canoe carnival had turned into a "Vene
tian Water Fete". Featuring elaborate floats built
upon canoes, the traditional canoe fete thus evolv
ed. ATO took first place that year with its imita
tio nof a submarine, German weapon during World
War I.
And so the millraee evolved into an integral part
of Eugene and University life. J. O. Lindstrom, Uni
versity business manager, commented: "Canoeing
on the millraee was quite a thing in past years.
Trees bordered it in those days an dthe current
was so fast that you had to row hard to make any
progress. Judge Day T. Bailey, now of Lane county
court., made quite a busincs sout of renting canoes
at the old Anchorage restaurant.”
Ke described the canoe fetes as "quite a thing.
The floats would bo propelled by swimmers in front
of neatly 4,000 spectators.”
Featured in Song
To illustrate the past prominence of the millraee,
Lindstrom cited an official Oregon song. As I Sit
and Dream at Evening”. Its words include: “I like
a shady place by the old mill race at dear old Ore
But in 1943, a flood destroyed the intake of the
stream and two years later another flood razed the
banks along it is edges. It couldn't be repaired until
after the war, so the University had to forget its
traditional canoe fetes and favorite spring pastime
"for the time being.”
The war ended and then the trouble began.