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except examination and holiday period*, with issues on Homecoming Saturday, Dads' Day
Saturday, March 10 aud Junior Weekend Saturday by the Associated Students of the Uni
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Opinions expressed on the editorial page are those of the writer and do not pretend to
represent the opinions of the ASUO or of the University. Initialed editorials are written by
the associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written by the editor.
Open rushing for men has begun. For the next four weeks
the great majority of the frosh men who did not participate
in rush week will he fed, entertained, and "refreshed" at Max’s.
Since the quotas of most fraternities remain unfilled because
of an extremely small number of men going through rush
week, open rushing takes on a new complexion.
Many fraternities have found it necessary to carry on an ex
pensive rush program which may closely resemble four straight
rush weeks. Ironically enough, a large number of those men
who will spend their time rushing are the ones who didn't
make their grades and should be spending their time at the
books. Fraternity scholarship will also take a nose dive, and
chapter expenses will be greatly increased.
Rush week last year was held during the middle of fall term
and played havoc with midterms. It the “new" open rushing
does the same thing, we hope IFC will limit the confusion to
one rather than five weeks by finding a time for a fall term
rush week next year that is far enough along to give the frosh
a chance to look around, but before the fall term grades are out.
Sure Test for Pledges
Today we are doing our public service early.
We have some very sound advice to offer to the various
sorority houses on the campus. We are indebted to the atomic
energv exhibit for this new insight in how to grade applicants
for admission to the respective houses.
We’ve always thought that one of the criteria for admission
to a house was plenty of good looks. We couldn’t prove this
point—maybe it’s just folklore.
Anyway, assuming it's a valid assumption, here is a simple
way to pass judgment on the newest prospect for member
ship in the Sisterhood.
Every house should buy one of those electric machines shown
in the SU ballroom during the exhibit. The thing looks like an
inverted lightbulb. It might well be used as a testing device
during rush week.
In general, this electric gismo had something to do with
catching or smashing atoms, but more specifically, it made a
person’s hair stand on end when he got hooked up in the circuit.
Sometimes everybody’s hair stood on end; not just the per
son plugged in on the machine. The others who watched found
out what some of the gals really looked like with their hair up.
If any woman can stand before the public eye (particularly
the male public eye) and allow her hair to stream in the breeze
at a 45 degree angle to its base—and still look beautiful—well,
she should be pledged before she’s even discharged by the
Once or twice, we had to pinch ourselves to be sure we
weren’t in the chamber of horrors wax museum in Chicago.
Incidentally, we took the test and looked just as repulsive as
anyone else.—B. C.
- Letters to the Editor - -
Ignorance of Religion
The Parliament of World Re
ligions has aroused the interest
of many people to the gross
American Ignorance of the varied
religions. This cannot be blamed
on the individuals, for religions
are not taught in our schools. Nor
can it be blamed on the churches,
for most people do not attend
church. If they did their curiosity
would be aroused concerning at
least one religion.
The nature of religions pro
duces varying degrees of fanatic
ism, for to embrace any religion
one must believe it is the truth
and that anything contradictory
is not the truth, as Mr. Minto so
ably brought out, after much am
buluting about the shrubbery,
when asked If a person could he
u Hindu and a Moslem at the
same time, replying "If a person
Is a Jew he Is a Jew, If he Is a
Moslem he Is a Moslem."
Many would advocate the ac
ceptance, us a religion, of the
world-bettering philosophies of
the different religions. This is
fine but docs not offer a personal
goal, reward, or punishment us
an Incentive to follow. As long as
human beings are Imperfect, hun
gry, greedy, and dying there will
be religions to soothe their de
sires, whether they be Islam,
Christianity, atheism or one of
the thousands of others.
It Is wrong to criticize another
religion for its methods us long
The Atomic Age
Senator Wants More for Atom,
Less for Conventional Weapons
-- By Phil Johnson -
The 85.4 billion dollar budget
submitted to Congress by Presi
dent Truman contains increased
expenditures for atomic weapons.
However, the increase is not
nearly as great as Sen. Brlen Mc
Mahon (D-t'onn.), chairman of
the Joint Congressional Commit
tee on Atomic Knergy, has sug
Sen. McMahon proposed that
annual atomic expenditures be
increased to six billion dollars,
but President Truman’s budget
provides for only 1.7 billion atom
ic energy dollars in the fiscal year
1952-53, in addition to five or six
billion to be spent over a five
McMahon had also requested a
30 billion dollar decrease in con
ventional armaments expendi
tures. but the President's budget
actually includes a large increase
for these weapons.
A third suggestion by Sen. Mc
Mahon, an Idea with great poten
tialities, also appears to 1m- doom
ed to permanent pigeon-holing.
He proposed that American
delegates to the United Nations
inform the world that the United
States is willing to provide the
U.N. with a substantial portion
of all money saved over a five
year period if international agree
ment is reached on “effective and
enforceable disarmament and con
trol” of weapons.
The control would include bio
logical and chemical agents,
atomic and hydrogen bombs and
The money contributed to the
U.N. would be used for “peaceful
development of atomic energy,
technical assistance to underde
veloped areas, and general eco
nomic aid and assistance to all
On the Ai* . ..
Audience Gets Cash for Winning Questions
By Don Collin
Radio audience has chance to
pick up some cash on KORE’s
“Reporter Roundup,” Sat. at 6:30
p.m. Format for the show is to
have newspaper and radio report
ers fire questions at the guest
(victim). Near end of broadcast
three questions are asked from
those submitted during the week
by the radio audience. If your
question is chosen, you’re award
ed a $25 bond and a subscription
to Collier’s. This week’s guest is
Weekend bf Music: The Met
presents “Madame Butterfly” at
11 a.m. (KUGN, Sat.) with Dor
othy Kirsten . . . N. Y. Philhar
monic (KERG, Sun. 11:30 a.m.)
features one of Tchaikovsky’s
Violin concertos . . . KORE’s
“Symphonies for You” (Sat. 1:45
p.m.) presents Los Angeles Sym
phony Orchestra in the “Over
ture to the Magic Flute” and
“Sorcerer’s Apprentice” ... Stan
dard Hour (KUGN, Sun. 8:30
p.m.1) Hia4 fhfe sdme program. 1
Basketball on HASH 8 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. ... Excerpts from
Bill Borcher’s *luncheon talk to
Duck Club every Monday at 6:30
p.m. on KORE.. . Fights on
KUGN (Fri. 7 p.m.) features
heavyweights Coley Wallace and
Aaron Wilson. It’s a rematch of
the Nov. 9 battle—one of the best
of last year’s fights.
Drew Pearson to tell of waste
in military and civilian branches
of government this Sunday
(KUGN) at 8 p.m. . . . Univer
sity Explorer (KERG) discusses
the “Birth of the Earth” Sun. at
10:15 a.m. . . . People’s Platform
(KERG, Sun. 9 a.m.) debates
"How Much Aid to Western Eu
rope” . . . Frankie Laine, guest
on Edgar Bergen show Sun. at 5
p.m., sings “The Day Isn’t Long
Enough” and “Jealousy” . . .
KUGN’s Mr. President (Edward
Arnold) will dramatize how a
candidate becomes the people’s
choice, Mon. at 7:30 p.m.
B. Mike (The Oregonian) gave
his advice to UJ of'O. 'studfcriti on
the telephone situation in his col
umn last Friday.
Walter Winchell (KUGN, Sun.
6 p.m.) got his revenge on Time
mag last Sunday by correcting
the history in an obituary notice
. . . Wonder who told W. W. about
the error. The New York Post
story (in same issue) claims that
Wnchell doesn’t read books, he
merely demands “Tell me what’s
in it, don’t make me read it.” Bet
he didn’t take Hst. 103 either.
According to his broadcasts, it
seems to me, that the "latterday’’
statesman could bring us out of
the present mess if FDR was
president, George Washington (of
Valley Forge fame) his field gen
eral and W. W. his Sec. of State.
G. D. I.
Could you indicate the theme
of the Dinner Hour Concert?
(KASH, Mon, thru Sat. 5 p.m.)
Answer: “Twilight” It’s a Cap
itol recording of sepecially ar
ranged thl*me music for' opehihg
and closing a program. The artist
This offer would l*e an effective
reply to recent Soviet ‘‘conces
sions" on the disarmament issue.
In the minds of certain .so
called "neutral" peoples, it might
well shift the burden of blame for
the present world tension from
the West to the Hast. Kven the
parading Egyptian mobs could
hardly find fault with such a
It is unlikely that the Soviet
Union would agree to effective
disarmament with unrestricted in
spection. However, if they did
agree, it would be a much better
worfd. If they didn’t, another
psychological triumph would be
won by the West.
• • *
A candidate for mythical
“Farce of the Month" honors is
the New York legal decision au
thorizing the digging up and re
burial of one Harry C. Smith who
expired last October.
It seems that Mr. Smith, who
was assumed to be a pauper, was
hurled in a “potter’s field.” It
was discovered three months later
that Smith had been the owner
of some $500,000.
Consequently, Smith was
brought back to the surface, mov
ed to another grave and buried
“in a manner more fitting to
ownership of a half-million-dol
Although the cost probably was
not great, this is an example of
the ridiculous waste of resources
which daily occurs in the United
aw they urn not antagonistic or
injurious to other*. Methods of
propagation play an Important
purt In many religions, unit In
Nome nro very basic.
To accept a religion and study
and follow It does not breed bigo
try but rather tolerance and un
derstanding. Those who more ful-,
ly understand other religions are
usually those who understand and
follow their own. Bigotry Is the
product of Ignorance rather than
acceptance of faith.
I would like to know who was
In charge of the editorial page
on Jan. 30. Who was the person
responsible for the article about
When I read It, I found the
article utterly ridiculous (I was
not the only one) and I wondered
what the author was driving at.
I happened to lie the author of
this article and I knew whutVs^
was driving al. All the arguineiipt
given In Russia's favor, which ap
peared clearly In I he typewritten
copy given to the editor, disap
peared miraculously when the
article was published on Wednes
An article can be cut if too
long, but if somebody should be
asked about what to cut, It should
be the author. For the benefit of
the people who might want to
know why I think the Soviet Un
ion has a better chance than the
United States In Asia, here is the
part of the article which was left
“The action of the Sov lut Union
Is much more judicious and cir
cumspect; it Is always done
through Asiatic- Intermediaries.
All the l>eneflts are for Kussia
and Communism. Until now. It
seemed that the mechanical evo
lution of Asia Is going to Is- done
through the help of the Soviet
Union. Why? Because the run
dltlor-s hi which China und the
whole of Asia tins to do Its itiec-h
anleul revolution have the same
aspect as the conditions in Kus
sla were 50 years ago.
“It is the Russian prestige
which has taken the lead of local
nationalities; the Russian is a
Euro-Asiatic and an Oriental, and
therefore, is not considered as a
member of the West. Further
more, Asia is not worried about
the same things as we arc, like
for example, individual liberty.
The Asiatics have known so little
of it that for them a Stalin is no
worse than a Genghis Khan ...“
.Mure Uelemme •- --
(Ed. Note: Our apologies for
the unjudielous omission.)
“Just don’t let an engineer stand you in front of a wind tunnel!”