Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 16, 1950, Image 1

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Mountain, Smith to Battle
For Student Body Prexy
A TO, DU Bolt Greek Bloc
Hats Go
Into Ring
Alpha Tau Omega and Delta Up
silon added fuel to the political fire
Monday by withdrawing from the
Greek Bloc and submitting candi
dates for nomination for ASUO of
fices on the USA slate in next
week's elections.
Alpha Tau Omega voted without
dissent Friday night to accept a
USA proposal to present Barry
Mountain for nomination in the
USA primaries, Joe Richards, presi
dent stated.
‘Mountain was assured only of
an equal opportunity to run with
other students seeking the number
one position as an individual can
didate,” Richards added.
The proposal was extended Thurs
day afternoon by Art Johnson, on
behalf of interested USA members.
Similar action was taken Thurs
day night by Delta Upsilon, who
voted unanimously to authorize ac
ceptance of the proposal by USA
to submit a candidate in the USA
primaries, according to Dick Pope,
Commenting that Delta Upsilon
no longer sends representatives to
AGS meetings, he explained, “The
house feels that pressure placed on
two houses recently to return to
AGS was unethical and undemo
“We further feel, as things stand
on the campus, that unless some
houses and individuals in fraterni
ties and sororities do take a definite
stand to support USA, that we wili
have nothing more than a Greek
Independent split, controlled by a
single, small group.”
Discussing Alpha Tau Omega’s
political action, Richards stated,
s‘The house feels that in campus
politics there is no reason for a
split along Greek and Independent
“We feel that we are contribut
ing our part to revise an antiquated
party system,” Richards stated.
“It is a question of principles,
not of houses. The Associated
Greek Students supports students
for political office who are not con
sidered wholly for their qualifica
tions,”' Mountain commented re
garding his decision to run for the
USA nomination.
Mountain asserted that his ma
jor premise in accepting the USA
proposal was “Equal representa
tion for qualified personnel regard
less of political affiliation,” a USA
The action by the two fraterni
ties upped Greek representation in
the USA party to five houses,
which include Alpha Xi Delta, Phi
Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha,
Alpha Tau Omega, and Delta Up
Awards, Tapping Top
Gala Junior Weekend
Announcement of the Delta Tau
Delta-Alpha Omicron Pi float as
winning Float Parade entry and
naming of Don Smith and Barbara
Stevenson as outstanding junior
man and woman topped a long list
of- awards and tappings during
Junior Weekend, May 12-14.
Second place in the float parade
went to the entry of Sigma Phi
Epsilon-Delta Delta Delta-Nestor
Hall; the Sigma Chi-Alpha Delta
Pi float won third place. Announce- 1
ment was made at the Junior Prom
Saturday night.
Smith, Emerald editor and junior
in journalism, was awarded the
Koyle cup at the Prom and Miss
Stevenson, a junior in English and
president of Associated Women
Students, was presented the Ger
linger cup. Both have outstanding
records in varied acth ity fields.
The Prom also saw presentation
of the Maurice Harold Hunter
Leadership plaque to Steve Church,
junior in business administration;
and Burt Brown Barker scholar
ship cups to Orides and Tau Kappa
Epsilon for highest group grades
during the past year.
At Friday night’s All-Campus
Sing, the William Frager Skull and
Dagger memorial scholarship was
given to Donald Ford, sophomore
in pre-law; and the Josephine Ev
ans Harpham cup for best library
program was presented to Alpha
Chi Omega.
Tappings for Friars, senior men’s
honorary; Mortar Board, senior
women's honorary; and Asklepiads,
pre-medical honorary, took place
at Saturday’s All-Campus Picnic.
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Mortar Board Ball Installs
New Look; Posies Out
Mortar Board has broken away from the “moonlight and roses”
tradition for its ball this year, scheduled for May 26.
Mortar Board members and ball committee chairmen have chosen
“Showboat” for this year’s theme. The decorations, instead of featuring
roses on lattices, pastel murals, and stars, will be on the gayer side to
tie in with the theme.
A change has also been made in the music for the dance. This year,
instead of only the usual slow waltz-time music, the Castle Jazz Band
will be featured, with its jazz music and also its slower, dreamier ar
One tradition to which Mortar Board is still holding is that of the
turnabout sub-theme for the dance. Women ask the men for dates to
the formal. Women give corsages to the men and pay all the bills—
even furnish the transportation to the dance, calling for the men and
seeing them to the door.
Nill Beat
In Vote
Of Party
Gerry Smith received the Associ
ated Greek Students (AGS) nom
ination for student body president
Monday night at a two and-a-half
hour meeting which produced a
full slate of officers for the coming
student body elections.
Smith, a member of Phi Gamma
Delta, was the winner of Monday's
Greek poll to determine the man
favored by Greek students, and de
feated Herb Nill in the evening's
vote of house representatives. The
candidate for number one position
on the AGS slate has been Dad’s
Day chairman and Junior Prom
chairman, among his more recent
activities, and was tapped for Fri
ars during Junior Weekend.
Joanne Fitzmaurice, Kappa Kap
pa Gamma, received the nod for
ASUO secretary on the Greek slate;
AGS President Hob Deuel, who
conducted the meeting, expressed
great satisfaction with the slate
selected, stating “We believe the
AGS has nominated the strongest
possible group of candidates, and
one which Greek and Independent
students alike can sincerely back.”
Nominated for senior class presi
dent was Steve Church, Theta Chi,
with Florence Hansen, Alpha Omi
cron Pi, getting the nomination
for senior class secretary. Will
Urban, Phi Delta Theta, is the
nominee for senior representative
to the ASUO executive council.
Nominated for junior class posi
tions were Vernon Beard, Delta
Tau Delta, for president; Shirley
Hillard, Alpha Delta Pi, secretary;
and Dick McLaughlin, Chi Psi, for
Joe Kaiser, Sigma Nu, was nom
inated for sophomore class presi
dency, with Mary Gilliam, Alpha
Chi Omega, named to run for soph
omore secretary. Herb Cook, Sig
ma Chi, is the nominee for sopho
more representative.
Jerry Kinnersley, Phi Kappa Psi,
won the nomination for yell leader
on the AGS slate. Nominees to the
Co-op board are Kay Kuckenberg,
Delta Gamma, for the junior spot;
and Merwin Gumpert, Pi Kappa
Alpha, and Merle Davis, Sigma
Alpha Mu for sophomore positions.
Today Last Day
For Oreganos
Tuesday is the last day of 1950
Oregana distribution, Business
Manager Jim Sanders announced
Distribution will stop at 5 p.m.
today and students will have to
make special arrangements for
picking up their Oregana after
that time.
Hits TNE
Student Body President Art
Johnson yesterday opened political
warfare for the United Students
Association for spring term elec
tions as he nominated Barry Moun
tain for ASUO president and cas
tigated TNE, nationally known
secret political organization.
Johnson and Mountain, who later
was elected USA candidate, set the
possible tenor of the USA cam
paign by declaring that the Associ
ated Greek Students were under
the influence of a “political pres
sure group.’’
Forcefully bringing the TN®
question out into the open. John
son declared bluntly: “TNE is ac
tive here at Oregon and more active
here than at any other campus in
the country.’’
Political Chaos
Barry Mountain, referring to the
political situation on campus, in his
nomination address, elaborated1 on
Johnson’s remarks, saying, “I want
clean political parties. We must
work together and stick together,
and clean up the whole present po
litical chaos to make this an out
standing campus.”
The University Theater was jam
med to capacity with USA mem
bers, augmented by Alpha Tati
Omega and Delta Upsilon, which
yesterday morning bolted the AGS
and yesterday afternoon officially
joined the USA. Lambda Chi, Phi
Kappa Sigma and Alpha Xi Delta
already belong to the USA.
The meeting was changed for its
original meeting place in order to
handle the huge attendance.
Explains ATO’s, DU’s
The presence of the two frater
nity houses was explained by John
son who told the meeting that be
had invited both houses to join USA
in a concerted effort to clean cam
pus politics.
Earlier, opening the meeting,
Don Dimick, DU, former AGS polit
ical representative explained the
attitude of the Delta Upsilon’s in
joining the USA. He told the meet
ing that the political situation at
Oregon was run by “pressure tac
He went on to say that "We feel
it should be a government not run
by a few select students and a
single seeret society.”
Twenty One Nominated
Twenty one students were nomi
nated for various ASUO offices.
Barry Mountain was opposed by
Ron Phillips and Ed Peterson and
was elected candidate on the first
Two offices necessitated runoffs.
Don Smith was named candidate
for senior representative defeating
Bob Schooling, and Don Paillette
defeated Jim Haycox for sophomoie