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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1952)
Tht OnaoH D*ay Ekiuh t» Monday thronch Friday dnrlng the coll'f* **■*•
except examination and holiday perioda, with issue! on Homecoming Saturday, Dads Day
Saturday, March 10 and Junior Weekend Saturday by the Associated Students of the Uni
versity ol Oregon. Entered aa second class matter at the post office, Eugene, Oregon. Sub
scription rates: $5 per school year, $2 per term.
Opinions «Pr^-theed^or^^bo,etOf gjrjjH* «*£ not Pretend t.
represent the opinions of the ASUO or o*
the associate editors. Unsigned editorials are written by the editor.
Every year 'bout this time you come clown to see us ... and
Ave’re always mighty glad to have you. \\ e take pride in show
ing you our home-away-from-home and in telling } on about
■our classes and professors and beaus and such. (And we want
to know what’s doing back in Baker or Medford or 1 ortland,
They’re really giving us an opportunity to hear outstanding
men this year—people like Senator Paul Douglas, James B.
Conant, Harvard president, and F. S. C. Northrop, of Yale
And the Parliament of \\ orld Religions was a real experience.
We know something about religions from all over the world
now—Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, as well
as the Christian faiths.
Oh ... we’ve had some troubles too. Our vet’s dorm cafeteria
was losing money, so they closed it. We didn t like the idea of
hiking a few blocks to breakfast.
Then, of course, some of us didn’t get the high grades we’d
hoped (and you probably did too) would come our way.
By the way, Dad, do you have a little spare cash along? Social
life has become pretty expensive down here, you know. We
have to put a dime—or two nickels—in our phones now each
lime we call our girl, or fellow, or anybody... whether they
happen to be in or not.
We know it’s costing you more money ... so we’ve asked the
phone company to give us back our flat-rate phones of old.
We don’t think it’s quite fair for us to have coin-box service
when we don’t consider ourselves living in “semi-public or
ganizations. (That’s why the company put the phones in.) Any
way . • ■ we just wanted you to know we re trying.
Well, we can’t do all the talking, Dad, so well giie vou a
Have a £ood time this weekend. We’re going to.
A Millrace Park for Eugene
Thursday night the Senate took the first step toward the
fulfillment of a cherished Oregon dream—a Millrace Park. We
have come to the realization that the Millrace will probably
never flow swiftly past living organizations as it did in our
father’s day. It can, however, flow sw iftly past that wide spot
in the Race which has been envisioned as the Millrace Park.
How about it Dad?—A shady spot with rolling grass, swift
water, and canoes for all the campus to enjoy one block from
The City Manager promised the Senate Thursday that he
would open the overflow gate to let the water flow swiftly until
it goes under Franklin blvd., with the result that the Race will
soon clean itself out in this area.
Plans are underway to ask the City Council to expend $20,
000 for our park. To this sum will be added money from the
ASUO millrace fund and a proposed appropriation from the
State Board of Higher Education. The total should be near
So,here’s to the Millrace Park—a pride and joy to the stu
dents of the University, the citizens of Eugene, and a tre
mendous boost to the Gatew ay Association’s program to beau
tify the entrance to our fair “lumber capital.’’—R. N.
Dinner with Dad?
I i § Mr / i m v/sj*.
“It,’s a real challenge to eut-fumble this guy lor the «t»eck.!’
c i . i* fc > i ' r > ) i. f i t i • i " i > t f i ■ ■
Remain at Williams
By R«e Thomas
The Williams college, Mass,
faculty recently voted to establish
a two-hour, three-a-day exam
schedule. Major exums, however,
will remain on the one-a-day,
FIVE-HOUR basis of previous
• • •
Nine of the searchlights affixed
to New York university’s hall
ways Ibr civil defense purposes
were reported stolen this week by
the Committee on Air Raid Pre
cautions. As a result the com
mittee decided to attach the re
maining lights to the walls, in
stead of merely hanging them on
hooks as at present.
* * •
Vaughn Monroe will play at the
University of Alabama on Feb.
7. It seems that Frankie Laine,
who was scheduled to perform,
was stricken with a throat irri
tation, so Monroe was procured
to "fill in." At the University of
Montana, Duke Ellington will
play in March. (In a pinch, we
may have a chance for Wally
* * *
‘ I've seen some lousy fans be
fore, but these are far worse
than any I've seen," said one
widely traveled athlete, of the
University of Utah students. The
editor of the school paper sug
"How about trying to let the
referees call the game, the play
ers play the game, the coaches
coach the players, and the spec
tators sit back watch the game,
and limit their activities to cheer
• * •
Strangely enough, the LOST
and FOUND columns come up
with something interesting now
and then. In the North Carolina
Daily Tar Heel:
"Lost a Dress? Will the girl
who left her dress in the book
shop during the Christmas rush
please call for it!
The Intimate Bookshop.”
-A Mhifl at the too-*■, I
Time Comes when Mole Alliance
Of Day, Son, Dog Proves Best i
_ _ By Bob Funk-—
Fathers are nil things to all
Three times a year, a father Is
one who says, "here is your regis
spend it fool
times a year, a
father is a per
son who stamps
into the mid
dle of the room,
fool IDIOT of
etc." The “etc.” covers a lot of
At Other times, u father In one
who opens a letter an follows:
"Dear Dad, I am fine. I am going
to all my classes. I am following
all your wonderful advice, By
the way I Just happened to think
1 may need u little money some
time soon (Tuesday night, to he
explicit). Any amount will he all
right (but If you send me under
$30 the University Is going to
kick me out). Signed, Your Duti
Fathers are persons mothers
are married to. Mothers are usu
ally extremely well aware of this.
As a result of this awareness on
the part of mothers, fathers are
aware of It, too. Some fathers
forget temporarily. This loss of
memory is remedied about three
in the morning. It is better to
betray your nation than to tem
porarily forget your wife.
My first memory of my own,
personal father Is of sitting on
his lap w'hile he read "Treasure
Island” to me. I did not under
stand a word of "Treasure Is
land.” What little I was able to
glean of the plot petrified me.
My father smoked during these
instructive moments, and I in
haled a great deal of smoke.
Nevertheless, I look back to this
time with great pleasure, since It
win my Introduction to literature
mill to smoking.
My father was also the glorious .
champion who Insisted that I be
Inserted Into long pants when I j
started to school. If my mother •.
had had her way, I would at 111 be
wearing amall blue affairs em
broidered with chickens and bun- *
nicH. Some persons may lift a su
perior eyebrow at this statement;
they should lower the eyebrow
und consider that all of ua wore
things like that (yea, even dlap- .
era, our common beginning i at
one time. ,
Fut hers are persona who say
inany odd und w underfill words
while attempting to find the "*
hammer In the busement ("I put <
it right IIF.KK In the middle of ‘
the floor six months ugo; now '
somrone has moved It!"): who
accept the hammer, w hleh has ,
been found by a mother, und priv i
eeed lo Injure themselves serloii^ "j
ly, again with u number of new
and Interesting words. .j
I waa never able to utilize j
much of the vocabulary 1 learned
from my father on such occaaona. *
After a couple of diaaatroua ex
periments with aaylng varioua ,
worda in public, I took to mutter
ing them quietly to myself. It 1a
to be remembered that I did not
know what I waa .saying.
A mother Is necessary, of
course; however, there are times
when a man is best served by a
atrictly mule alliance composed
of one's father, one's dog. and ,
May there always be fathers.
tyiom the Mvujue..,
10 VKARS AGO
Feb. 2, 1942—Dean Wayne l.
.Morse, of the Oregon law school, •
requests a leave of absence spring I
term to work with the war labor .
board. University President Don
ald M. Krb brands as false the
rumor that the law school will In- ,
- - Letters to the Editor
The Asian Question
I am grateful to you for your
editorial in Jan. 30 issue.
To have a future happier world,
your people and my people must
understand and appreciate each
other's philosophy and religion,
art and culture.
Your editorial is a very wel
But the most peculiar thing
about the Jan. 30 issue of the
Emerald was the publication of
an article by a French student
side by side with your editorial.
My letter is mainly meant to deal
with that article.
I know it is useless to argue
with people of Mr. Delemme’s
calibre who know nothing about
Asia. We suspect that he has no
more knowledge of the history of
Europe in relation to Asia.
If he had an iota of knowledge
about Asia, he would have known
that the major portion of Asia
was not occupied simply because
of Western “military and techni
cal superiority.” Then, there are
countries like Japan and China
which have never been occupied
by a foreign power till the end of
World War II.
As far as the “development”
of our countries by the West is
concerned the less said the better.
The present conditions speak for
themselves. We have heard the
same type of sentiments from
some members of the teaching
staff here, but then again, you
can not blame a person who does
not know what our countries
were like before the advent of the
West. You cannot argue with
people who have not only small
brains but also small hearts.
To categorize all the Hindus as
mystics shows that that knowl
edge was picked up from some
body who has the same' amount
ism > • : l < '■> ; 1 f
of knowledge about Hinduism an
Mr. Delemme. What an exchange
of Ideas and knowledge!
Who says that the Hindu reli
gion is a concept of renounce
ment only? Or, Islam is a con
cept of renouncement ? Or that
any other religion in its entirety
is a concept of renouncement ?
Every religion has the concept in
varying degrees -including Mr.
Delemme's own religion, Chris
Certainly, we have one thing in
common and that is "Asia for
Asians.” It is useless to expect
even fundamental courtesy from
people like Mr. Delemme when
he is talking about Asia and
Whether “Asia for Aslans” Is
a positive doctrine or a negative
doctrine has yet to be decided by
the world, which will Include Asia
and Aslans and not just any
“world” chosen by Mr. Delemme.
Certainly, we want to indus
trialize our countries, Mr. De
lemme, not “modernize” as you
so glibly say. There are certain
human values which are "mystic”
to you and so out of your reach.
Mr. Delemme, please do ask
some economist any economist
—whether Asia can industrialize
by herself or not. He will tell you
that Asia can—but the only thing
that would happen then would be
a sharp division of this world—
and that may not be good for
people like you, Mr. Delemme.
The next to last paragraph In
your letter, Mr. Delemme, tops
everything. What “work?” The
work of destroying the civiliza
tion which was in quite an ad
vanced stage when savages were
roaming all over France? The
work of destroying art, architec
ture, and everything cultured and
refined and imposing a concoc
tion prepared by sterile hearts
' V .0 *.' ■ s ' 1 ' 1 • u m
and brains? Thr work of killing
thousands of proplr In thr namr
of “western civilisation,” or thr
work of Mucking thr hlood of thr
people of A Mia and getting fat
tened on it ?
We are fortunate that teachers t
like Dr. Dull are teaching in this
University. We arc glad that pTb
ple like Dr. Northrop came to
this University. We may not .
agree with all they say. But their
talks and their ideas are like
whiffs of fresh air in a world full
of misunderstanding, war. and
lack of knowledge. The unfortun- •
ate thing is that even the mo
mentary existence of something _
good gets vitiated by putrid ar- *
tides such as writen by Mr. Dc
Pay Phones No Saving
Since we do not feel that our
house should be classed as a pub- •
lie institution, we the undersigned
of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity are .
opposed to the installation of pay
phones in our home. In spite of
statements to the contrary, we
find our telephone bills to be as
much as they were before the in
stallatlon of pay phones. In any
event, we would prefer a campus
exchange to the present situation.
Marilyn Peterson, Barbara
Brabham, Ann Shilder, Jo Ann
Kirkham, Rosemary Beatty, Con
nie Young, Betty Shiell, Jeannette
Kay Kimball, Margery Fischer,
Marilyn Jaelinke, Phyllis Rann^y.
Joan James, Pat Rose, Beth
Johnston, Delores Trltt, Nhlrley
Wentworth, Nancy Cott Ingham,
Jean Nellson, Jane Tlngley, DlaftT:
Dunn, Brma John Cobain, Kay
Maloney, Bobble Childers,
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