The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, October 17, 1940, Image 4

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-<offee Hour Planned
Theta Sigma Phi, women's jour
-ioalism honorary, invites all wo
4-nen. journalism majors to a coffee
*lour in the Alpha Chi Omega suite
Armored car and newly completed blockhouse guard
Shanghai's threatened "newspaper row" day and'iaigb.r.
BEHIND many a news
man today... but nowhere
closer and hotter than along
"newspaper row" in Shang
Before every entrance of
the old and respected Shang
hai Evening Post & Mercury
—American-owned and just
across the street from the
International Settlement—
stand armored cars, pill
boxes, barbed wire barri
cades, and guards with
drawn guns.
OP- For the terrorists who serve either the Japanese
or their Chinese puppet, Wang Ching-wei, have
bombed the Post plant five times, slaughtered
guards, wounded pressmen, and last month mur
dered Samuel H. Chang, director of the Post and
its Chinese edition, the Ta Mei Wan Pao.
Cornelius V. Starr, owner, and Randall Gould,
editor, have been ordered out of the country by the
puppet regime. Neither paid any attention. Gould
is still at his post; Starr stayed four months, came
home when he got ready. plans to return soon.
And they are not alone: four other Americans
and one Briton similarly threatened have dug in
their toes, strapped on guns, and called the Jap
OP- Why are the invaders of China trying to drive
U. S. newsmen out of the country?
Because these resolute Americans, controlling vi
tal news outlets from the unique and unmanageable
city-state of Shanghai, stand square in the road
of Japanese conquest. For Japan must control the
mind and morale of its subject peoples, must direct
world-thinking the Japanese way, if it is ever
to realize the dream of a "Greater East Asia"—
domination of China. India, the Indo-Chinese pe
ninsula, and all the East Indies including the
►Now that Japan and her allies in Europe have
formally threatened war on the U. S., if any resist
ance is made to such aggressive plans,' t is time for
the American news-reader to study as never before
the dispatches of his courageous correspondents in.
the Far East.
Our typical attitude toward China since the Jap
invasion has been the usual friendly Asiaerican sysn-
from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m. today,
in place • of the tea planned' for
next Sunday. Chairmanned by Jane
A. Fulton '4l, president, the com
mittee on arrangefnents includes
Joyce L. Ferris '4l, 'Ruth Goldstein
of Japanese ambition
Randall Gould. editor of
the Shanghai Evening
Post & Mercury, dogged
resister of a puppet
'4l, Arita L. Hefferan '4l, and Vera
L. Kemp '4l. . •
Alpha Omicron Pi will giire a
coffee hour Sunday for the Delta
pathy for the underdog. But now our_ interest in
China goes much further than this. Now• the top
dog is snarling at us. and every intelligent news
reader knows what a tight spot we shall be in if the
underdog relaxes his grip.
10-Most Americans are glad to find that our inter
ests coincide with those of the Chinese people. We
have grown to like them, their peaceful and philo
sophic way of looking at life, their tenacity and
courage in misfortune, the beautiful things they
make, and the humorous things they say.
Perhaps we don't realize that the Chinese, in their
turn, have grown to like us. They are grateful for
the medical knowledge that has routed some of
their worst diseases, for the industrial technics that
have helped them put up such a good fight. Many of
them are grateful for the Christian religion., They
remember how we backed up their dream of build
ing a new, strong China. And they are glad to get
the things we have to sell. Contrary to popular
opinion, they like the Standard Oil Co. which
brings them the blessings of kerosene ... and they
find a thousand uses for the cans it conies in.
►Brilliant Chinese leaders by the score owe their
education to American universities. A chief official
of the Chinese information ministry, Hollington K.
Tong, is a graduate of the journalism schools of the
Universities of Missouri and Columbia. Our schools
of journalism have had more effect. proportion
ately, on Chinese newspapers than on our own.
The old notion that "You can't understand the
In these days of crisis, the free press is more than college students a clearer picture of what the
ever a vital force in making our democracy a press in general, and TIME in particular, is doing
living, working success. Therefore, TIME is seek- to keep the people of this nation safe, strong,
ing, in this series of advertisements, to give all .free, and united.
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Scholarship. Given Senior
Ruth I. Emerick '4l has received
the $5O scholarship made possible
by the Coca Cola Company, WSGA
Like a corner tower of Sing Sing prison is this hastily con
structed crow's-nest protecting an American news room.
Oriental , mind" is being dispelled by able writers
and journalists of both races. Lin Yutang and Mme.
Chiang Kai-shek show us China from the inside—
John Gunther and Carl Crow from the outside. J. B.
Powell continues to give us his important journal
of opinion, the China Weekly Review, though he
is on Wang's blacklist and has to h'ave a bodyguard.
And just as important as the books and maga
zines are the day-by-day cables... from men like
A. T. Steele of the Chicago Daily News, the N. Y.
Times' Hallet Abend, and Tillman Durdin, and
TINIE's own T. H. White, who came via Harvard and
the Chinese information ministry, and is now on the
hot spot in Indo-China.
► Sometimes readers ask why TIME devotes so much
space to the Orient. It is because TIME has always
believed that the day would come when an under
standing of that area with its billion people, half
the population of the earth, might be of the utmost
importance to America.
How the good will of these people can be chan
nelled and become a force in world strategy is a
profound challenge. But on such intangibles world
history has turned and tyrannies have fallen.
0- This is why TIME, and its sister publications,
FORTUNE and LIFE, have gathered and used such a
storehouse of information on China, Japan, and thi
Philippines ... and why TIME'S week-by-Week anal
yses of the Far Eastern situation seem to more
thoughtful news-readers essential equipment for
the decisions we face across the Pacific.
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Senate has announced. The Co:
pany • paid WSGA fiVe dents I'4
every case of beverage consume
by Atherton Hall coeds last yea
This amounted to $49.75.