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University of Oregon, Eugene, published daily during the college
year, except Sundays, Mondays, holidays, examination periods,
all of December and all of March except the first three days.
Entered in the postoffice at Eugene, Oregon, as second-class
matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year.
TOMORROW students will vote on 38 proposed
amendments to the constitution of the A. S.
U. O. The Emerald hereby makes an attempt to
analyze as briefly as possible this flood of amend
ments, giving recommendations.
The amendments present a hodge-podge of
varied and frequently conflicting proposals which
will confuse and obstruct a wise consideration on
the part of the student body at large. Backers of
the revision committee’s six proposals are recom
mending to their friends that they vote only for
those six, with the obvious implication that the rest
should be voted down indiscriminately. These are
the tactics of bossism, and as such are to be con
demned. Certainly these tactics will later be as
sailed by those who have proposed the 30 independ
ent. amendments which will occupy the rest of the
The Emerald concurs in its support of the re
vision committee's amendments, but it finds sev
eral suggestions of genuine value in the independ
ent amendments. We recommend that these amend
ments be given careful consideration and we open
our Safety Valve column tomorrow to all students
who disagree with us.
Limitation of space forbids consideration of ail
the amendments in today’s issue. We will take up
the rest tomorrow, and give a complete list of the
Emerald's recommendations, to be carried to the
VVe have no knowledge of the order of appear
ance of the revision committee’s six amendments,
but are assuming that they will appear first in the
list of amendments, since they refer to no specific
sections of the constitution. These were discussed
m assembly we recommend them all; several of
them embody suggestions made by tIre Emerald.
The remainder of the amendments we have ar
ranged in order as they repeal article, section and
clause of the present constitution. Ir. tomorrow's
Emerald Richard Neubcrger will be granted space
to argue for the amendments lie has proposed.
1. (To exempt from payment of A. S. II. O. fees
all students physically or financially unable to en
joy the lienetits of membership, and setting up a
committee to hear exemption petitions.)
A good amendment; recommended by the Em
erald some weeks ago. Vote YES.
2. (To set (|tiorum at 400 students.)
The revision committee has a better amend
ment. permitting quorum to vary proportionately
with A. S. U. O. enrollment. Vote NO.
8. (To alternate student body presidency be
tween men and women.)
Excellent humor; also excellent example of ma
licious obstructionism. Vote NO.
4. (To set time of A. S. Li. O. nominations and
Revision committee’s amendment covering elec
tions is more than adequate. Vote NO.
5. (To change dates for A. S. T. O. nominations
Proposal of the constitutional revision commit
tee to place all elections, botli class and student
body, on the same day, simplifies election difficul
ties in the best possible manner. See reference to
amendment No. 19 below. Vote NO.
0. (To reduce number of petition signatures
necessary to start recall of student officers; to re
duce number of votes necessary to recall an of
Present recall provisions are adequate, in «
later amendment, to be considered tomorrow, recall
provisions for the Emerald editor are proposed to
be made more difficult; student officers should
have similar protection. Vote NO.
1. (To create places on the executive council for
an unafl ilia ted man and au unafllliated wooiau, to
be elected only by vote of students not affiliated
with social fraternities or sorority; these unaffili
uted jtaJ: ats4 (a become members autiuu.ithallv.ol
finance, athletic, publications and student relations
At risk of appearing unfriendly to the interests
of independent students, we cannot conscientiously
recommend this amendment. It would simply serve
to draw a line of clear distinction between frater
nity and non-fraternity people; it would give rise
to the evils of a clearly defined two-party, two
caste system on this campus, which has been singu
larly free from enduring political lineups hitherto;
and it would serve automatically to shut out inde
pendent students from any position in student af
fairs other than the niche provided in this amend
ment. We believe that the Emerald is as generous
to independent students as it could possibly be
14 out of the 25 executive positions on the staff
are filled by unaffiliated people, including two of
the four highest posit'. ;—yet we cannot approve
this proposal to make the independent student an
individual apart from hr. fellows.
Many independents v ill vote for this proposal,!
although several independent leaders have told us
they do not favor it. Our recommendation, for the
reasons given above, is: Vote NO.
8. (The Executive Council shall have control of
all funds of the association, with power to pledge
and/or hypothecate the same and the fees herein
designated to create said funds as security for any!
advances or loans made to the Associated Students i
and use said funds and/or said fees in payment
thereof, but all loans so secured and all fees so ’
hypothecated must be approved at a general or spe-!
clal election of the members of the association, by
a majority vote, before such loan is made or fees
With all clue respect to the excellent theory
prompting this proposal, we call attention to the
fact that almost any contract, however trivial, en
tered into by the A. S. U. O. could be delayed for
days or weeks by a strict interpretation of this
clause. The printing contract for the Oregana, for
instance, is normally let at a regular meeting of
the publications committee in November or Decem
ber. Since it involves the pledging of A. S. U. O.
funds which may not be collected until spring term,
this bit of business would have to be subjected to
a student body vote. Furthermore, the A. S. U. O.
continues to operate even when school is not in
session, and it is often necessary to borrow a small
amount of money before school begins in the fall,
with the fall term fees as security. This amend
ment would make such a loan impossible.
The principal trouble with this amendment is
the fact that it gives the executive council no dis
cretion whatsoever to contract loans, however
small, or enter into contracts, however slight, with
out a student body election; for all contracts en
tered upon by the A. S. U. O. are based upon the
hypothecation of student fees.
9. (To open executive council meetings to all
10. (To publish full proceedings of executive
council in Emerald on day after meeting.)
Any person who has seen deliberative bodies
heckled and hampered at their sessions by repre
sentatives of special interests and factions will ap
preciate the dangers in the first proposal. The !
second is the logical manner of bringing all execu- i
tjve council proceedings into the open.
On No. 9, Vote NO.
On No. 10, Vote YES.
11. (To institute the initiative and referendum.)
Abuse of the initiative and referendum (demon
strated by the Zorn-Macpherson bill and many!
others) has thrown these progressive governmental
processes into disrepute in many quarters. Only'
126 students voted at the last general election of!
the A. S. U. O., and probably not more than that |
number will vote tomorrow. According to the pro-;
posed amendment, 43 students would be sufficient i
to call a special election of the A. S. U. O., with
its proverbial campaigning, tumult and distractions |
If the initiating and referring processes were j
made more difficult, we could support the amend
ijient; as it is, we see prospects only of constant
turmoil. Vote NO.
type oi judiciary committee.)
The conflicting amendment submitted by the
revision committee gives fully as much power to
the committee, gives more student representation.
13. (To make it mandatory upon the A. S. U. O.
to publish each year a student handbook.)
Publication of the handbook was discontinued!
two years ago because of the expense. When funds
are again available, the handbook will again be
published, but it. should not be mandatory upon the |
A. S. U. O. to make this expenditure if the finan
cial situation does not warrant it. Vote NO.
14. (To reduce Associated Student membership
dues from $5 to $3 per term.)
This amendment is cleverly constructed to re
move it from the jurisdiction of the state board of
higher education, which recently rejected a pro
posal for optional membership, apparently on the
grounds that income to the A. S. U. O. should not
be reduced until the association is on better finan
The Emerald has previously declared that A. S.
U. O.'s income should not be imperiled until its ob
ligations are retired. We maintain that stand.
15. (Relieving graduate students of compulsory
payment of fees to the A. S. |\ <).)
The Emerald has consistently maintained that
graduate students should not be required to pay
fees for the support of an organization in which '
they have neither voice nor vote. Vote YES.
111. (Students may loan student body cards.)
No comment needed. Vote NO.
17. (To audit books of A. S. I . (). by state audi
tor, and to publish audit report.)
Students are entitled to a statement of condi- i
tion, of expenses and revenues of their association.
18. (To grant $150 per term of V. S. I . O. funds
to the faetilfy committee on l-'ree Intellectual Ar
To place the sum of $450 a year at the disposal
of the P’ree Intellectual Activities is a splendid idea,
yet there have been many years in which the A. S.
C. O. could not possibly have afforded the expense.
To make such an arbitrary appropriation a matter
of constitutional record is not a wise move. Vote
10. (Class nominations and elections date
Sheer nonsense. The two independent amend
ments concerning' elections (see amendment 5' j
would bring class elections to Max 31 - two .days!
befort examination \x cel. o
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Swamped .... By STANLEY ROBE
SIMON LEGREE’S COL UMN
Ann-Reed Burns, in Emerald commentary on
article in 1897 issue of "The Housekeeper," revives
interest in bicycling.
Above is a suggestion contributed by Simon’s
staff artist. In the picture Miss Burns is carrying
her idea still further. During her spring vacation
in Portland, she is delivering handbills titled: ‘‘How
a Cyclist May Remain a Lady.”
IN READING HABITS
MAY HELP STUDENTS
head in Emerald.
Just f’rinstunce, if Gamma Phi Beta swapped its
■jnoxpiretl subscription to “True Movie Romances'*
for “Essentials of English Grammar.”
“Next time you go for a ride in the country and
have an opportunity to compare a fine fatted steer
that is a picture with an oiu
sloppy woman or a milk
cow, it is then that you are
struck with the realization
of which animal you would
choose to have as a steak
or a roast. Even the best
one may afford to have it." Adv. in Eugene Morn
ing News for Ward’s Market.
But, Mr. Ward, ,iust suppose you have no money
and no eredit, le.ii you’re awful hungry and you do
have a mother-in-law?
EXISTS IN I.OVE
- head in Emerald.
There's no money in it.
M 0 111 D 0 r U 1
Dean Eric Al
len's class in
E d i t i n g com
pletes his “edit
ing thesis” ac
cording to speci
V LETTER from I'NCLE Ul FUS
Replyin' t'yer request l'er cash o’ the 21st inst.,
[ note you need study books. Mebbe we could send
you to a place I heard about once called Schlaraf-1
fenland, where the biggest liar gits t’be king.
that marked Em
erald paper y’
been sendin Su
sie Ann, an’ from
the number o’
times y’git yer
name in them
articles, I can't
see how y’have
time t'read them
ten study books
yer tryin’ t’be
the biggest frog
down there t'the
college. It won’t
Uncle Rufus, of Marshfield
git you noplace.
yer ma nor me'd
want you t'be like Jane Perkins. She didn't do
nothin’ an' got so lonesome she jist studied all the
time t'keep from feelin’ bad. All she got was a
mite o’ a gold badge smaller’n a suspender buckle
that said O B K, but the O was crossed out.
Got t’readin’ one o’ them books in yer late dad’s
bookcase t'other day, an’ I had yer little sister copy
off a verse by a feller name o’ Godfrey. Mebbe it'd
apply t'the college:
I only ask a moderate fate,
And tho’ not in obscurity
I would not yet be placed too high,—
Between the two extremes I’d lie;
Not meanly low, nor yet too great,
From both contempt and envy free.
Yer lovin’ uncle,
The Life Underwriters association, according to
Ye Emerald, offers prizes to students of insurance
make the most
the new America
needs, not more
more sales re
sistance, this col
li m n announces
the “Simon Leg-fee Sales Resistance Contest," to
be held sometime next month, with prizes as fol
First prize: One long-legged bulldog with extra
Second prize: One right shoe with hobnailed toe.
Third prize: One automatic doorslammer.
By BARNEY CLARK
i’., *. a. iu. ouuuii \ , uu .vij'ua
kl Phis have taken up the wear
ing of dark glasses in a big way.
and who wouldn't ?
Wo are sorrj to he so cryp
tic. hut it is impossible to print
the real facts without causing
considerable consternation in
sonic quarters. Suffice it to sa\
that it concerns Butch Morse’s
race for life, wild cries for "Her- i
man” ami "Mel raeUen" in the
middle of the night, sundry
sphgshiugs, and a general defi
ance of the W. t . T.,l . Ah. the
a gum, ot i hem, au - interested
auu mu an uiuuu 111 -
We hear from the Theta dive
hat Sally Siegrist. Jean McDon- j
Id, .and Dot Fenton are bemoan-'
ng bitterly the fact that theyi
cere not included in I. B.'s All-j
star Guessing contest in Satin
lay s column. All we can say is
hat we are sorry, but we can't ]
>o expected to go around inspect-!
tig everybody to see what badge [
hey are wearing. We are liable!
o get out face slapped!
A strong movement is on foot
umun, • certain - precise iimnltd -•
people on the campus to peti
tion Tom Mountain to exchange
names with Georgie Bennett:
There IS a certain poetic fitness
about the idea.
* * *
And just to make ourselves,
thoroughly popular we will repeat
the hint thrown out the other day
by one of the Tri-Delt sisters:
"There is a strange subter
ranean connection between the
flowers the Delts flaunt at formal
dinners, and the graveyard."
•‘With a ho-de-hos
We're counting the days
’Til C allow ay dies:"
* * »
*'- But. honey. X have to study
OOON after Vicki Baum estab
^ lished residence in the United
States she went to Holiywood in
connection with the production of
one of her books as a film. In- l
stead of finding it a crazy world of j
haphazard events and energies j
misdirected, as have a great many
outsiders, she found it a tremen
dous factory, working at full
speed, a business to which all per
sonal fortunes, loves, hates, mis
fortunes, pains, even death itself,
must be subordinated.
So thoroughly impressed with
the motion pictur world was she
that she wove the theme for a new
novel around life as it is depicted
there. She plunges into a dramatic,
swift-moving, descriptive tale of a
grand opening in the California
city, complete with Hollywood at
mosphere, with her characters in
the midst of lights and cameras
and microphones and jewels and
everything we associate with Hol
Her story, inspiring and emo
tional, rich and glamorous, shows
that she saw all of the phases of
Hollywood clearly, and with a
slight amount of cynicism.
The plot deals with an English
Valentino of the screen world, who
as hero, hits the peak of his ca
reer at the beginning of the story.
The heroine is the forgotten favor
ite of silent pictures. She loves
Oliver Dent, the hero of the tale,
but in her effort to re-establish
herself on the screen, she directs
all her energies towards the come
back. Therein lies the source of
The book is so typical of the
screen city that it may prove dis
illusioning to those who have set
up definite ideals about life and
love in Hollywood.
A complete record of the growth
of a poetic mind is revealed in
Earle Vonard Weller’s “Autobiog
raphy of John Keats.” Believing
that a man knows himself better
than anyone else, is his severest
critic, Weller has amassed 227 let
ters Keats penned to relatives and 1
friends, and has used this mate
rial for a true biography of the i
Weller himself is a professor at '
Stanford university and is familiar
with his material from years of
study. Although his book was but
recently published, it has been
widely endorsed by leading profes
sors throughout the United States.
Prof. A. C. Bradley has written:
"The letters throw light, on all of
Keats' poetry. They reveal the
changes of his mind and temper.
They disposed the fiction of a
puny Keats ‘snuffed out by an
article,’ a sensuous Keats of claret
and ‘slippery blisses,' and the mere
Keats out of touch with the world.”
Harry Buxton Forman, editor of
many editions of Keats’ verse,
says: "The best biography of John
Keats, whether as man or poet,
was written by himself all uncon
scious of what he was doing.”
As additions to the book, there
are 50 illustrations by William
Wilke, and notes in an appendix
FORMER ASSEMBLY FOR
VISITOR IS RECALLED
(Continued jrom Page One)
the ribs, which was enough to set
But I recovered myself in time
and, daring to glance up from my
bowed posture,, albeit dreading
some divine vengeance on my
head, I caught sight of President
for a Name
THE EAT SHOP
825 East 13th Ave
wants a new name, and will
present the person submit
ting the winning name with
a 55.00 MEAL TICKET.
Contest closes THURSDAY.
MARCH 1st. Leave slips at
825 East 13th Avenue. . . .
A HINT TO THE WINNER
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home made . . . Special club
breakfasts . . . Plate lunches,
and dinners . . . Full course
chicken dinner Sunday . . .
Highest quality foods . . .
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of the Air
C PORTS slants by Bill Eberhart,
^ assistant sports editor of the
Emerald, are the feature of to
day's broadcast at 4:30 over
KORE. He will summarize a week
of local and national events in the
An important topic of the day is
baseball. Practice has already
been called, and a discussion on
the subject is in order.
Johnson's face, twisted into one
of those wry grins of his, his short
bristling beard moving up and
down in effort to crowd back his
discomfiture. But the prayer—it
was one of the longest I ever
agonized through. I think the
preacher brought in the extinct
Philistines and Hittites in his plea
for divine mercy, forgetting all
human mercy for poor Henry Vil
larti and us.
Henry seemed quite unper
turbed—and survived, perhaps to
tell his son of his unique recep
tion in the wilds of Oregon.
But that “rise and keep on ris
ing,’’ will ever remain a classic in
the memory of that generation of
whom I am the only survivor now
on the faculty.
Phil Mulder lo Captain
Men’s Military Group
Phil Mulder, senior in business
administration, was elected cap
tain (president) of Scabbard and
Blade, national military honorary,
for the coming year.
Mulder is a member of the Uni
versity rifle team which is now be
coming outstanding nationally.
During the spring term, the new
administration has planned a dance
and a picnic. Father pledging will
also be announced then.
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dinners—at reasonable prices.
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