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McGrath Fired After Morris Ouster
nrAnmmnijN (U.R) Presi
dent Truman Thursday fired At
torney General J. Howard McGrath
n few hour* after McGrath had
abruptly discharged Newbold Mor
rlK an the administration's corrup
The president announced to a
Jam-packed 4 p.m. news conference
that McGrath had resigned add
ing with a smile that all resigna
tions are voluntary.
McGrath immediately followed
with a statement which made it
clear that he had been fired. He
said "1 gladly accept the penalty
Which . , attaches to the perform
ance of duty."
Mr. Truman named Federal
Judge J. P. McGranery of Pennsyl
vania to succeed McGrath. Mc
Granevy was assistant attorney
general from 1943 to 1946.
Mr. Truman told reporters that
thf drive to rid tin- government of
corruption will be carried on under
the new attorney general.
The double dismissals climaxed
days of feuding between McGrath
McGrath fired Morris at 12:45
p.m. without explanation; told
him in a coldly-worded letter that
he was through at the end of the
Mr. Truman told newsmen he
first learned of McGrath's action
against Morris when he read It on
the news ticker.
The president said he had known
the dismissal of Morris was under
consideration, but did not know it
hrd been done until he read about
Shortly after Mr. Truman an
nounced his resignation, McGrath
called newsmen to his private of
fice and issued this statement:
•'I've rlone my duty as I saw it.
r h'm’ stood up for what I believed
to be groat principles of personal
liberty and the fundamental rights
of employes of the federal govern
U'ASHINGTON (UP) New-bold
Morris, ousted government clean
up elilef, said Thursday that he
•n-Kan to fall out ulth the ad
iniuistratlon when "they found
out I meant business.”
"Kver.vthlng was cozy, cordial
and comfortable until they found
out I meant business”, he told a
ment. I gladly accept the penalty
which ir? this Instance attaches to
the performance of duty.”
McGrath's reference to "prin
ciples of personal liberty” appar
ently referred to the financial
questionnaires which Morris hat
endeavored to get McGrath anc
rm other justice department offi
cials to fill out. McGrath resisted
the questionnaires. They called foi
extremely detailed information
about all aspects of the officials
There was a telephone conversa
tion between Mr. Truman and Mc
Grath shortly after the presiden*
learned of Morris’ dismissal.
Mr. Truman declined to exprep?
an opinion about Morris’ dismissal
The president emphasized re
peat! dly that Morris was Mc
Grath's man. The way the presi
dent put it was that McGrath hat
hired Morris and he had fired him
As for the Morris questionnaire
which touched off the chain ol
events leading to the departure oi
both Morris and the attorney gen
eral, the president said he never
had seen one of the documents .* 9 —
he could not offer an opinion o>*
According to associates of Mor
ris, he had discussed the question
naire in detail with Mr. Truman
some weeks ago. but had not
shown him a copy. The question
naires called for very detailed fi
nancial statements from govern
Today's news conference was or€t
of the most tumultous meeting#
j between the press and radio am*
j the chi-f executive in some time,
j The White House permitted still,
j newsreel and television photogra
phers to record the start of the
• conference before Mr. Tiuman ac
tually made any announcements.
During the picture- taking Mr.
Truman became openly restive arxt
I anxious to get at his task of an
nouncing McGrath s departure.
Draw 65 Per Cent
Clans attendance on Monday, the
first day of spring term, was ap
proximately 65 per cent of the en
rollment, an Kmerald survey
shows. Last term'* attendance on
the firtI day was an estimated 50
The military department, School
of Journalism, School of Uw, and
chomlstry department had the best
attendance. The military depart
ment had an attendance of 95 per
cent; demerits are given in this de
partment for unexcused absences.
High attendance was noted in the
school of journalism which had
from 85 tb 100 per cent attend
One class in the law school
showed 16 attending out of 17 reg
istered. Assignments are posted
the last day of winter term and are
due the first day of spring, so at
tendance is ordinarily good, the
The chemistry department had
an att< ndance of 80 per cent, and
one class had 100 per cent attend
ance. Over 50 per cent of students
in the chemistry courses are gradu
ate students and attendance is
fairly good in that department.
Business administration classes
noted an increase in attendance
over last term's first day. All
classes in constructive accounting
had 100 per cent attendance, one
professor said. Spring assignments
were posted winter term.
Departments and schools which
indicated attendance ranging from
60 to 70 per cent were political
science, English, history, architec
ture and allied arts, music, biology, ]
economics, and philosophy.
A low attendance was noticed
in the geography department,
where attendance ranged from 28
to 45 per cent. One class hit 80 per
cent attendance, however. In one
class of 14 registered, only 3 were
No Studying So Far?
You Just Ain't 'Hep'
Do students study ?
A bout two out of every three
college students say they put in
more than 10 hours of study time
during a normal school week, ac
cording to a national poll of stu
dent opinion taken by the Associ
ated Collegiate Press.
Almost half of the student popu
lation spends between 10 and 12
hours a week, while more than a
quarter spends less than 10 hours
And at Oregon . . .
The question, "How much time,
do you study in an average week ?"
was asked 25 Oregon students. On
the basis of their answers, Oregon
Results of the University poll
Pub Board Picks
Carolyn Silva, junior in political
science, was appointed temporarily
as Emerald business manager
Thursday by the Publications
board, subject to confirmation at
the board's April 15 meeting. The
board lacked a quorum Thursday,
and therefore the appointment is
The only other applicant for the
job was Edwin J. Elderkin, sopho
more in liberal arts. Both candi
dates were interviewed by the
Miss Silvn, who will take over
the job starting with the April S
issue, has worked for two years
on the Emerald busines side: she
served as advertising manager
during winter term.
The new business manager re
places Bob Greenlee, senior in
journalism, who resigned at the
end of winter term. He in turn had
replaced Abbott Taine, junior in
journalism, who resigned at the
end of fall term.
TEhc faster ^toru
...Recounting the story of the final days in the life
of Jesus of Nazareth. Narratives will appear each day
next week, concluding on Good Friday.
students study more than the na
tional college average,
showed that #4 per cent said they
studied 10-20 hours and 16 per cent
study 20-30 hours. Only 12 per
cent as opposed to the national av
erage of 28 per cent, claim to study
less than 10 hours a week. Eight
per cent of the Oregon students
polled said they studied more than
30 hours a week.
Students were asked: "How
much studying time do you esti
mate you spend during a normal
week, excluding mid-term and
final weeks?" in the national poll.
The results showed that 45 per
cent study 10-20 hours, 28 per cent
study 10 hours or less. 16 per cent
study 20-30 hours, and a small
number. 5 per cent in excess of 30
hours per week.
Those students who didn't know
the time they spent studying claim
ed irregular schedules.
The poll showed that graduate
students seem to study most.
Thirty-five per cent of them put
in more than 20 study hours a
week, as compared with 19 per
cent for freshmen and 23 per cent
Students expressed varying opin
ions on the amount of study need
ed. A pre-law sophomore at the
University of Akron studies less
than 10 hours a week, and com
plained, "Most of the time you
i Please turn to pape three)
Moves to Deady
Tlio offices and most of the
classes of the school of business
administration have been moved
from Commerce to Deady hall for
Deady has been vacated by the
physics and biology departments,
who moved into the new science
building. Commerce will be remod
eled. Oregon hall, former head
quarters of the department of his
tory, political science, economics
and sociology, is now in the process
of being re-done.
The business school expects to
be in their new building by next
tall. Commerce and Oregon will be
joined to the new building to make
one large building whirl), will be
shared by the BA school and the
social science department. The
business school offices and class
rooms will be in the new building
which will also contain an auditor
ium to seat about 250, Victor P.
Morris, dean of the school, said.
Cousins Tells Appeal of Communism
To People of Asia in Interview
By Kitty Fraser
"When we think of Communism,
we think of what we will lose.
When they (the people of Asia; !
think of Communism, they think of'
wnat they will get.”
The statement was made by Nor
man Cousins, editor of The Sat
urday Review, in an interview
Thursday afternoon following his
arrival in Eugene to be the mam
speaker at Tuesday’s Matrix'
Table-Gridiron Banquet and speak !
to English, political science, and
Cousins, who spent several
months in India last year for the j
.Slate department, was comment-'
j ing on the poor economic stale of \
j Asia and the fact that they needed I
help from any source.
W e're Not Doing Enough
The United States is not help
: ing all it can, Cousins said. "Noth
j ing can be done to save China"
! from Communism, but the U.S.
i could save India, he said.
The young people of Asia are:
particularly suspectible to Com
j monistic influences, Cousins point- j
I ed out. "There is a real but mis-!
; taken belief in Asia today to
j equate Communism with social :
! justice in all its forms. Commu-!
j nism in Asia speaks largely in hu- j
manitarian terms, especially to the :
On Basis of Needs
i "Its appeal is on the basis of I
Asia’s social and economic needs,
i capitalizing on the natural ideal
' ism of young people who are gear
ed for quick solutions, and \v!!$
know little about the basic nature
of Communism totalitarianism in j
; practice or the need for political |
liberation as the only means of I
i maintaining economic or social.
progress,” Cousins stated.
This mistaken correlation be-!
tween Communism and humannar
I Please turn to page eight)
To Be Honored
Four women chosen from Eu
gene ar.d the University of Ore
gon will be honored for their con
tributions to the campus and the
community at the Gridiron-Mat
rix Table fcanouet Tuesday, April
The women will be picked by
Theta Sigma Phi, professional1
women’s journalism fraternity, co
sponsor of the banquet with Sig
ma Delta Chi, men's journalism
fraternity. Three will be chosen
from women outstanding in Eu
gee.n and one from women on the
The “Women of Achievement”
awards will be a new feature at
the University. The practice fol
lows a procedure used by ether
Theta Sigma Phi chapters.
Main speakers at the banquet
will be Norman Cousins, editor of
the Saturday Review, who arrive®
on the campus Thursday for a
week of conferences and lectures
before classes and student groups.
Topic for his Tuesday night talk
will be 'A Positive Strategy for
Cousins returned to this country
recently after spending several
months in India. Pakistan anti
southeast Asia as a representative
of the U.S. State Department. He
is said to be especially interested
in discussing with students caieer»
in the State Department.
Also to be honored at the ban
quet are five high school senior
girls who will be recognized by
Theta Sigma Phi for outstanding
< rifasi :urn to foot seni)
AGS Okays Presidential Primary;
USA Petition Deadline Is Tuesday
Slated for Ap/il 14
Approval of a primary election
for Associated Greek students’
ASUO presidential nominee was
made by AGS representatives at
their Thursday meeting'.
The primary election has been
set for April 14 and will take place
in all AGS houses during dinner.
In case no candidate receives a
majority of the popular vote, a sec
ond election will be held on April
15. AGS President Larry Dean
said, and a third election between
the two highest candidates will be
i held if necessary on the 16th.
I Deadline for petitioning for
| ASUO, class and party offices is
: Thursday. Petitions are to be turn
ed in to AGS Secretary-treasurer
Mary Gillham, or Dean.
Set for April 16
Petitions for the United Stu
| dents association candidates for
ASUO. class and party offices wi;P
bc due Tuesday to Helen Jackson
; «.*■ Carson hall, Dick Paul at Lamb
da Chi Alpha or Ben Schmidt at
1 Minturn hall.
The USA screening committee
1 will interview petitioners ar.d the
! slate for the party will be voter*
| on in a primary election April lt>.
, All candidates for offices will bo
i voted on in the primary and the
. winners will run in the all-campus
i election April 50.
In case any person is taken off
the slate by the screening commit
! tee. the USA constitution provides*
[that he may get his name on the
| ballot by obtaining 50 signatures
I on a petition.