October 14, 1959 THE SKYSCRAPER Page Three Students Discuss United States, UN Recognition of Red China Ten years ago the army of Mao Tse Tung captured the Chinese mainland and set up a government under Communist leadership. Chiang Kai-Shek then fled to Formosa where he installed his own rule. Since this time, the U.S., considering the Formosan government the true Chinese government has refused to recognize Red China and for 10 straight years has successfully blocked her entrance into the UN. In his recent talk on foreign rela tions, Carter Davidson stated his be lief that the time has come for the U.S. to recognize the government of Red China. Would this action be ad visable and worthwhile for the U.S.? THIS IS indeed a controversial question, one that probably only his tory will be able to decide. However, it is an issue which definitely provokes many varied opinions. OLGA PEDROZA, freshman, is in favor of recognition for It is impos sible to think that one-third of the World's population can be ignored much longer. Recognition will bring complications but they are inevitable. AGREEING with her, Patricia Ricia Flood adds, In ignoring Red China, the U.S. is, in a sense, refusing to face reality. We can't continue to pretend that it doesn't exist. Despite the many problems involved, through our recognition possibly much can be done to resolve the tense world situation. ANOTHER ASPECT of this prob lem is seen by Kay Conlon. The undoubtablc outcome of U.S. recogni tion would be UN recognition. This should not happen, however, for coun tries belonging to the UN should have the objectives of the body as their standards and be able to carry out charter obligations. Recognition would grant Red China veto power to retard the peaceful negotiations of the body even more than Russia does now. MARY O'MALLEY mentions an other effect of this action. By giving Red China a seat in the UN we would be condoning her every action in sub jecting the Chinese people to such torturous tyranny. Also, I feel the countries and islands bordering the outskirts of Red China, looking toward the U.S. for leadership and courage in democratic ideals, would be sorely dis illusioned and eventually swallowed by the creeping hand of Communist aggression. SOME MORAL obligations in this situation are brought out by Marge Mascari who says, The control of the Chinese mainland by the Communists was accomplished by force, oppres sion, and the cost of many lives. I do not believe that we can recognize a government that has gone against the basic principles of our government democracy, freedom, liberty, and the dignity of the individual. NANCY SCANLON sums up both sides of the problem, saying The American eagle can't continue to bury its head ostrich-like and ignore the fact that Mao's rule is the de facto government and has been for 10 years. However, at this point in history, Red China's recognition might implicitly imply our approval of her policies, especially in the minds of some Afri can and Asian peoples. PUBLIC OPINION, to a great ex tent, influences American foreign policy. We must decide if the risks involved in recognizing Red China are worth the desirability of dealing di rectly with the representative of mil lions of people who may well be the leaders of tomorrow's world. Switch from Coal to Oil Will Keep Frigid Building From Chilly Winter Winds When the first frost comes, what it it that will keep your toes cozy and your nose rosy? Why the con verted heating system, of course. Mundelein's new gas heating unit is also the cause for the weird sounds emitted periodically from the far corners of the building the result of workmen executing the changeover. THE SWITCH from coal to oil and gas will double the heating capacity of the boilers (all the better to warm you with, my dear ), permit a savings on fuel (petition for lower tuition), and free the maintenance men for other duties (the elevator is stuck again). The conversion project, begun in mid-August, is scheduled for comple tion late this month. KEN, CHIEF ENGINEER, has this bit of advice to offer students: Keep your fingers crossed and hope for a balmy October. Sister Mary Ann Ida added One of the main reasons for the changeover is to provide a central heating unit that will take care of the new dormitory when it is built. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for a new dormi tory Financial Difficulties? Jobs Open in 405A The current job shortage has not hit the little office in 405A known formally as the Mundelein College Placement Bureau. Sister Mary Bartella, B.V.M., direc tor, has announced that she has more offers of jobs than girls to fill them. Sister told of receiving job offers from such interesting places as the Palmer House, the Edgewater Beach and Con rad Hilton hotels, as well as oppor tunities for the usual typing and clerical work. For girls whose financial picture is becoming darker and grimmer, Sister suggests a stop at the Placement office where she will try to brighten things a bit with a job to fill after class hours. Student Masses Provide Liturgical Participation In order to assist students in achieving greater participation in the liturgy, the official worship of the Church, the Sodality has arranged for a Mass to be celebrated at Mundelein in Stella Maris chapel once a month at 8 a.m. The dates on which these Masses will take place are: Nov. 11, Veterans' Day; Dec. 16, Ember Wednesday; Jan. 6, Epiphany; Feb. 2, Purification; Mar. 9, Ember Wednesday; April 26, Our Lady of Good Counsel; and May 18. Students who attend are asked to use the booklets provided and to par ticipate in the Missa Recitata and the singing. Celine Tells Experiences It is not too much to say that this summer was very wholesome and en joyable one for me with many excit ing events. Particularly, the last two weeks of my experiences at the Irish tourist office downtown were unforgettable and appreciative. I am happy that I accepted this job when Sister Mary Assisium telephoned me. A GIRL who has no red hair, no freckles, no Irish accent whatsoever, sat at the secretary's desk while she was on honeymoon, and met patrons in voice and face. What are you doing here? One patron who came in for tour informa tion looked at me surprised. Well, it's like an Irishman working in Japanese Travel office in Tokyo, isn't it?, he laughed. However, a happening like this is usual and natural. One unbelievable incident was like this: an elderly lady came in and started telling me how enjoyable her tour to Ireland was. And to my sur prise, she asked me with a straight face, Why are your people so poor? I stumbled naturally and said to her: Well, I imagine they are con tented in a different way. Probably your grandparents can tell you that. EVEN THEN she seemed to believe that I am from Ireland. God bless her, I was tickled with the idea that I could even look like an Irish. Mr. Gogarty, midwest manager of this Irish Tourist office, is a very friendly person who will meet you with a wholehearted, Irish welcome. He promotes many tours to Ire- by Celine Matsumato land from the Midwest. I learned Mrs. Roosevelt Discusses Russia At Home Economics Association 999,1000,1001, seniors Virginia Brown (standing) and Frances Kotre check each name for the publication of the new student directory. The directory will be on sale in the lounge Nov. 1 for 50 cents. It will include names, addresses, phone numbers and birthdays of the student body as well as club officers and faculty names and addresses. E. At a recent meeting of the Ameri can Home Economics Association, Roberta Temple and Marilyn Zach- arias received many new impressions of Russia from the speaker, Eleanor Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt, whose topic was Russia the Country and the People, stressed some of her first hand impressions of Russian life. For instance, Russians place a very Family Life Experts Lecture at Morrison Some of the nation's leading experts on family life will lecture at the Mid west Catholic Family Life Confer ence tomorrow through Saturday of this week. The conferences, held at the Morri son hotel, are sponsored by the Chris tian Family Movement and the Cana Conference of Chicago and are open to the public. Among the speakers are Rev. John L. Thomas, S.J., well-known St. Louis university sociologist and author; Dr. George Schuster, president of Hunter college; Dr. Karl Stern, psychiatrist, and Donald McDonald, editor of the Davenport Catholic Messenger. Topics under discussion will include problems of the Catholic family as a minority group in a secular society, Christian education and the family's educative responsibilities, the family and mass communications and eco nomic problems of family life. Poets Given Chance To Exhibit Talent Campus poets may now submit their work for publication in the second an nual anthology of college poetry, the American College Poetry Society has announced. Students may submit no more than five poems not exceeding 48 lines each and may retain all literary rights to any material selected for publication. Entries should be postmarked not later than midnight, Dec. 1, 1959 and should be sent to The American Col lege Poetry Society, Box 24463, Los Angeles 24, Calif. special value on being multi-lingual. Everyone must know at least one other language perfectly and with each additional language acquired, the worker's salary is raised. In addition, the physical develop ment of children at an extremely early age is emphasized. Pavlo's condition ing method is used to develop muscles and each day the children are left at a nursery to go through routine exer cises until they have learned them per fectly. Mrs. Roosevelt talked about the small apartments allotted to large families in Russia. A family of four is usually given a two-room apartment and, if lucky, a washroom also. Both Roberta and Marilyn agree that they learned a great deal from Mrs. Roosevelt's lecture for she re lated the facts as she saw them and seemed to possess a surprising amount of inside knowledge on Russian life. As Roberta summed it up, It's a shame so few people in this country heard her. If they had, I am sure they would better appreciate Ameri can family life. Eight Former Students Enter Religious Orders Among the new workers in God's service are eight Mundelein alumnae who recently have donned the reli gious habit of the novitiate. Sophomores will remember Gail Meagher and Patricia Taepke, both novices at the Loretta convent in Nerinx, Kentucky. In addition, Ann Walter has entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in La Grange Park, while Joanne O'Malley has chosen the Bene dictines. Senior students will recall their former classmates Mary Carroll, now a member of the Order of St. Francis, and Anne Buckley who entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Vir gin Mary last August. Former SAC president, Virginia Ledinger, and Barbara Gaul, both of the class of '56, also headed for Mount Carmel this year to join the BVM's. many things about Ireland which is so very far distant from my knowledge (except for Maureen O'Hara) during this two weeks. Also I found out that Mr. Gogarty Celine Matsumato is a fluent Gaelic speaker and devotee of Irish arts, music and dance. THROUGH MY TRAVEL offices experiences I would like to call your attention to the two very friendly exotic services here in Chicago. One is the above mentioned Irish Tourist office, 135 South LaSalle and another is Japan Air Lines, 60 East Monroe, where I have been employed part time. JAPAN AIR LINES' very special services with authentic costume and foods on board and the big welcome of the Irish people is not a mere dream for you. Fly by Japan Air Lines to Japan and plan to visit the Ireland of Wel come. Freshmen To Trade Green Cap for Dance At Beanie Bounce Mixer The annual Beanie Bounce, now an official tradition on the joint campuses of Loyola and Mundelein, will take place in the Union on Oct. 23. Music will begin at 9 p.m. All Loyola and Mundelein freshman coeds are cordially invited by the Loyola freshmen who will also attend. A few days before the dance freshman boys' beanies will be available in the Union on a first come, first served basis. On the day of the dance the beanie owner will meet, greet, and dance at least once with the immediate owner of his beanie. The freshmen of Loyola must re deem their property since they are forced to wear the green cap until the traditional tug of war with the sopho mores. The outcome of that battle will dec:de whether they will continue to wear the beanies till the first Loyola basketball victory or save it for a souvei.ir. Faculty News ... ATTENDING THE CONVENTION of the Midwest Association of Chemis try Teachers of Liberal Arts Colleges will be Sister Mary Marina, B.V.M., Sister Mary Georgianna, B.V.M., and Mrs. John Bohan. The conferences will be held on Oct. 23-23 at Valparaiso university, Valparaiso, Ind. SISTER MARY CECILIA. B.V.M., and Dr. Edward Feeley will attend a meeting of the Midwest Biology asso ciation at Notre Dame university Oct. 16. Sister will be chairman of the sec tion discussing the Honors programs for academically talented students. AT THE PICK-CONGRESS Hotel the Association of College Admissions Counselors held their annual conven tion Oct. 10, 11, 12. The representa tives from Mundelein were Sister Mary St. Ida, B.V.M., Dean of Admis sions, and Maureen Sweeney, Admis sions assistant.
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