Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 04, 1949, Image 1

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Tickets at Co-op
, VOLUME L
Fiftieth Year of Publication and Sendee to the University
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1949
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NUMBER 125
‘O'Connell Assists in Movement
>To Revise, Clarify State Laws
The law passed by the 1949 Oregon legislature which provides
r for the appointment by the governor of a statute revision council of
seven members was first recommended to the legislature by the Ore
gon State Bar code revision committee of which K. J. O’Connell, pro
fessor of law is chairman.
i The council provided for by this law is charged with the duty "to
j clarify, simplify, classify, arrange, coordinate, codify, and revise the
laws of the State of Oregon.” To do this the council will employ a
statute reviser, an assistant and other necessary help.
It is probable, Professor O'Connell said, that the governor will
make the council appointments in the very near future. The complete
revision of the laws will take approximately four years, but the re
* viser will prepare as many of the changes as possible for presenta
i tion at the next legislative session in 1951.
JlxH VVALLAUHi
% ... reappointed
,Jim Wallace
.Named Editor
. Of Old Oregon
By Barbara Jeremiah
Jim Wallace, junior in journal
ism, has been reappointed editor
of Old Oregon, alumni magazine,
« for the school year 1949-50, by Les
Anderson, director of the Alumni
association.
Eve Overbeck and Leslie Tooze
will be co-business managers for
, next year’s magazine.
Jim deserves a repeat perform
, nee. A type of student almost as
’ rare as a spotted zebra, he com
bines activities with an accumula
tive GPA of 3.5. And he doesn’t do
.jgt by dropping into the office once
a month to assemble little bits of
* news sent in by class secretaries
or clipping services. It’s a full
h time job.
Since he has been editor, Jim
has changed the cover design from
» ink drawings to photographs. The
layout is more informal, and, with
the help of monthly critiques sub
' mit'ted by eight Oregon alumni
working in the field of journalism,
„ Jim feels the magazine is constant
ly improving.
He believes in giving full credit
* to his staff for putting out a pub
lication that ranks among the na
tion’s six best all-around alumni
magazines. Besides the news sent
in by former students, most of the
. editorial and all of the layout work
is done by undergraduates.
Jim was having staff trouble at
" the time of. the interview. Marilyn
Turner, present business manager,
. heckled “Jim’s” going to become a
career man this summer — he’s
(Continued from page three)
Noon Feed
To Feature
Tappings
Students will dine at the “Feast
of Scheherezade’’ on the old cam
pus Saturday noon, thus giving
cooks from all campus living or
ganizations a one-meal rest.
Tickets for the all-campus lunch
eon, a part of Junior weekend, are
being distributed to all houses and
dormitories this week. They are
45 cents each. The Co-op will also
sell them until Saturday. They
will be sold at the picnic by mem
bers of Skull and Dagger.
Co-chairmen Margie Peterson
and Larry Davidson have arranged
for a local jazz combo to provide
luncheon music. Other occurrence
during the event will be the tap
ping of new members by Friars,
Mortar Board, Asklepiads, and
Scabbard and Blade.
The queen and her court will be
honored guests, and Robert E.
Nelson will preside as master of
ceremonies.
Kwama and Phi Theta Upsilon
members will assist in serving
food from eight tables to be set up
on the green.
Originally, this regular feature
of Junior weekend was an all
campus clean-up day. At that time
enrollment in the University was
approximately 400 students, and
the men customarily tidied up the
campus while the women prepared
the food.
This year’s food committee con
sists of Norma Stearns, Eve Over
back, and Jo Labadie. Helping
with decorations are Nancy
Kuhnhausen and Janice Hughes.
Grace Hoffman and Margie Ran
dall are on the ticket committee,
and Jeanine Macaulay is in charge
of clean-up.
But Tradition Says
'No Rain/ Jupe!
Old “Jupe Pluvius” does not seem
to be cooperating- with the 1949
Junior weekend committee.
The Eugene weather bureau
said yesterday that considerable
shower activity is predicted for
Saturday and Sunday with temper
atures below normal. s
The weather map indicates a se
ries of disturbances all across the
Pacific which might bring the un
wanted precipitation.
Please!
University Traffic Violators
Will Face Student Court
PHYSICAL PLANT trucks are being parked overnight in the alley
between the extension building and the physical plant despite the
“No Parking at Any Time” signs, erected to keep the alley clear in
case of fire. (Photo by Kirk Braun)
Students Get Warnings
For Parking Violations
By Kirk Braun
The “NO Parking at Any Time” signs at various points around
the campus are being ignored by the people who were responsible for
them.
A spokesman for the physical plant says that these signs are nec
essary in order to keep driveways and alleys open in case of fire.
Physical plant trucks are being left parked all night in the alley be
tween the extension building and physical plant.
Students and others who park along this alley have received warn
ing tickets. No such tickets are placed on the trucks parked there.
Most of the cars parked in this area at night belong to architec
ture students and people working in the extension building who can
find no other place to park within several blocks.
The trucks parked in this area are used during the day only.
* *
ASUO Council
Appoints Three
Judges to Board
University students drew on©
step nea'rer to self-government
Monday night when the ASUO ex
ecutive council approved the stu
dent traffic court in its final form
and appointed three student judges.
The court will handle all traffic
cases involving students on any
part of the campus, with the excep
tion of Thirteenth avenue, which is
considered city property. In addi
tion, the courts of Eugene may re
fer student cases to the court. How
ever, cases involving "loss, risk, or
injury to life or property” will be
handled exclusively by the munici
pal courts.
Members of the student tribunal
include Carl Davis, senior mem
ber; Dick Neely, junior member;
and Steve Church, sophomore mem
ber. Judges will serve three-year
terms in the future, with sopho
mores being appointed to fill the
places left by graduating senior
members.
Senior member of the court will
serve as judge, retaining his vote.
The junior member will serve as
recorder, keeping an account of
court proceedings and fines. In ad
dition, a member of the faculty will
sit with the three student members
in a purely advisory capacity.
Fines will be entirely in the hands
of the court, with all decisions baa
ed on a vote of at least two mem
bers. A system of posting bonds
may be devised if necessary, ac
cording to the executive council’s
plan. The “teeth” in the court deci
sions are as follows: if a student re
fuses to pay designated fines, his
registration may be cancelled. The
court is backed by the ASUO, the
office of student affairs, the cam
pus police, and the city police de
partment.
A further student-interest touch
will be the practice of holding open
court meetings. At the present time
(Please lum to /’age eight)
Junior Weekend Originally Skip Day
This is the first of three stor
ies on past Junior weekends.
By Bill Lance
Spring time has taken blame
for little oversights and carefree
pranks ever since the first cave
man laid down his hunting club to
snore away a fragrant afternoon.
One of its more constructive ac
complishments at Oregon, how
ever, has been the birth and de
velopment of the Junior weekend
festivities. The event has grown
from a simple skip day inaugurat
ed by the Juniors in 1889 into the
gala multi-act exhibitions we see
today.
Even in the days of high-but
toned shoes and stiff collars we
find evidence that University stu
dents could not resist the spring
induced desire to do something
different, something unconvention
al.
One day, without warning, the
juniors would liberate pent-up
emotions and restrained impulses
by refusing to attend classes. Us
ually they spent the day seeing
more or less successfully that the
rest of the students did likewise.
These spontaneous skip days had
rather weak organization and con
sequently had wide and diverse ef
fects.
Interclass wars often resulted
as the juniors would attempt to
enforce their will upon those of
lower station, usually the sopho
mores. After one of these encoun
ters President Frank Strong re
marked, “Well, another day is
over. It’s a relief to see the build
ings are still standing.’’
In 1890 one of the faculty mem
bers, Professor Luella Carson,
suggested that the juniors confine
their activities to a flag rush,
where they would attempt to raise
and maintain their class flag on
the flagpole in front of Villard
hall and sophomores would try to
prevent them.
In conjunction with this would
be the "Junior Exhibitions” day. It
was a time of preliminary prepara
tion by the Junior students for
their parts in the oratorical con
test held at commencement. The
program included music and ora
tory only.
President Chapman made the
celebration an official weekend so
the events would not interfere with
classwork in 1903. It was re-named
“University Day” and was pri
marily designed to clean up the
campus. The fellows raked and
planted, while the co-eds did then
share by preparing a luncheon for
them. This luncheon was served
between Friendly and McClure
halls and developed into the prefj
ent day all-campus picnic.