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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 17,1950
Exec Council Formulates
Procedure for Elections
Definite procedures were established at Monday night's ASUO Execu
tive Council meeting for the ASUO general elections, to be held Monday,
and for the constitutional election, scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and
Six polling booths will be located at Gerlinger Hall, the library, Edu
cauon Duiiding, and on 13th street
between Fenton and Friendly, be
tween Oregon and Commerce, and
between the Co-op and Condon.
The council decided to cut the
number of polling booths to three
for the last two days of the consti
tution election. Booths scheduled to
remain are those in the library, on
13th between Fenton and Friendly,
and between the Co-op and Condon.
Booths to be Cut
According to Ed Anderson, AS
UO first vice-president; who is in
charge of elections, ballot counting
and management of polling booths
will be the same as in previous elec
The officers election will be held
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday
Separate ballots will be used for
the constitutional and officers elec
^ tions. The same poll books will be
used for both elections, but names
will be marked with a different col
or pencil in the Tuesday and Wed
nesday constitution balloting.
This marks the second chance for
the proposed constitution, which
was passed in a three-day election
Apr. 26, 27, and 28. The election,
however, was declared illegal be
cause it was extended after the
polls had already opened.
Bill Kirkpatrick was named to
head the promotion committee for
Pigger's Guide Jobs
Open for Petitions
Petitions for editor and business
manager of the 1950-51 Student
Directory must be submitted by
The petitions for the Student
Directory, otherwise known as
Piggers’ Guide, should be turned
in to the Student Union Office in
the SU building.
The University Publications
Board will convene May 24 to con
sider candidates for the two posi
tions. The Board will make final
Talk to Houses
Speakers representing the USA
party will be available through
out the week to speak to interest
ed organizations regarding policy
developments in that party.
Organizations may contact Vir
ginia Wright, executive commit
tee member, at the Alpha Xi Del
ta House any time.
"The USA will be glad to dis
cuss any questions concerning
party policies to any interested
students or groups,” Miss Wright
Speakers will be Sent on re
quest at any time.
In Run Off
Jim Hafey was elected president
of the law school student body in a
run-off election, held Friday, which
fell short of the expected law stu
dent turnout at the polls.
Friday's election was the result
of a tie vote in an election earlier
last week, in which Hafey tied with
Tassock automatically becomes
vice-president of the law school
The election committee, in a
statement issued last week after
the tie vote, predicted a 100 per
cent turnout of voters after 98.1
per cent had cast their ballots in
the first election. Only 94.3 per cent
—100 out of 106 students—cast
ballots in the run-off election.
Patricia Young is the secretary
treasurer of the group.
Picnic at Swimmer's
The Sophomore Picnic, open to all University students, is set
for 1 p.m. Saturday at Swimmers’ Delight, rain or shine.
Featured entertainment will be a softball game between
Kwama and Skull and Dagger, sophomore class honoraries, and
a violin and ukelele duet by Con Sheffer and Jerry Crary.
a violin and ukelele duet by Con
Sheffer and Jerry Crary.
General Chairman Merv Hamp
ton has stressed the informality of
the occasion, which he says will be
more of an all-University get
together than a planned picnic.
Student body cards will be the
only identification needed for ad
mission, which will be free.
Two sq|tball diamonds, the pic
nic grounds, swimming area, and
floats will be available to students
atending the picnic. Soft drinks
will be sold by the class of ’51.
Picnic committee chairmen and
class officers decided Monday to
pair living groups for transporta
tion. The results of the drawing
appear on page seven.
Weather . . .
Partly cloudy today and Thurs
Lower than Tuesday’s high of 75,
the temperature is expected to
reach 67 today.
SU Job Petitions
Due on Thursday
Thursday is the last day to sub
mit petitions for next year's Stu
dent Union standing committe
Petitions may be turned into the
Student Union office in the Union.
Chairmanships open to petition
ers are Interview and Referell
Committee, House Committee,
Publicity Committee, Cultural
Area committee, Recreational com
mittee, and Ballroom area commit
Chairmanships are open to any
one who will be in the University
next year. Chairman Les Jones of
the Student Union Board empha
sized that petitioners should be
able to give as much time and tal
ent to the positions as necessary.
The chairmen will be selected by
the Student Union Board.
ASUO Candidates Speak
In Alac Court at 4 p.m.
* * * * * * ■
Gerry Smith and Joanne Fitz
mauricc will lead the AGS party
slate of the ASUO nominations to
day, seeking the number one and
two ASUO positions in next week's
Slated on the AGS ticket for
senior class officers are Steve
Church, president; Florence Han
sen, secretary, and Will Urban,
Heading the AGS ticket for jun
ior officers will be Vernon Beard
for president, Shirley Hillard, sec
retary, and. Dick McLaughlin, rep
Joe Kaiser will be the bloc nom
inee for sophomore president, run
ning with Mary Gilham, secretary,
and Herb Cook, representative.
Jerry Kinnersley won the nod1
for yell king nomination, while
Kay Kuckenberg, Merwin Gum
pert, and Merle Davis will seek
Co-op board positions.
Meets to Clarify
The ASUO Judiciary Committee
will meet today to clarify the posi
tion of graduate students in regard
to voting in ASUO elections—if
all judiciary members can be con
tacted—according to K. J. O’Con
nell, professor of law and acting
Professor O’Connell has been re
appointed by Permanent Chairman
Orlando Hollis, dean of the Law
School, to act as chairman for the
decision. He also presided over the
recent committee hearings on the
extension of* the constitutional
Warren C. Price, professor of
journalism and a committee mem
ber, was out of town Tuesday and
could not be reached for approval
of a meeting time today. When the
committee meets, it will attempt
to determine which students are
undergraduates according to Ar
ticle III of the present constitu
The document states in one sec
tion that only undergraduate mem
bers of the ASUO, but in another
that any student who has paid his
educational activities fee may vote.
Graduate students also pay edu
cational activities fees.
Forms Due May 20
Two scholarships, for $100 and
$75, are being offered by Panhel
lenic to women students this term.
Deadline for applications is May
20. Special blanks are available at
the Office of Women's Affairs,
The scholarships, which are open
to all University women, will be
awarded on the basis of scholar
ship and financial need.
Leading the USA slate of can
didates for number one and two
ASUO positions at ASUO nomina
tions today will be Barry Moun
tain and Eve Overback, both nom
inated on the first ballot at Fri
day's USA primaries.
Nominated on the coalition tic
ket for senior officers are Bob
Pearce, president; Anne Goodman,
secretary, and Don Smith, repre
Getting the nod for junior officer
candidates were Willie Dodds, pre
sident; Donna Buse, secretary, and
Virginia Wright, representative.
Helen Jackson won the nomina
tion for sophomore president with
Dolores Parrish for secretary, and
Don Paillette for representative.
Oreganas will be distributed
from the Student Union office be
ginning at 10 a.m. today.
The office is now located in the
new Erb Memorial building across
from the infirmary.
Approximately 15 copies of the
book are still available for stu
dents who failed to place orders,
Business Manager Jim Sanders,
The copies were made available
by the cancellation of double or
ders made inadvertently by sever
al students, Sanders explained.
Questions on Oregana payments
may be given to members of the
Student Union office staff for re
ferral to Sanders, who will investi
gate the matter and contact the
Official nominations for both
AOS and USA candidates in
next week’s campus elections
will be made at the ASUO nom
inating assembly today at 4 p.m.
in McArthur Court.
Campaign platforms will be re
vealed by candidates for number
one and two positions in each party.
Each party slate will be introduced
by ASUO Vice President Ed An
derson, who will preside at the
Speeches by candidates for num
ber one position will be limited to
seven minutes, with introductions
set at five minutes. Speeches and
introductions for number two can
didates will be five minutes each.
Class officers and yell king ad
dresses will be three minutes, with
introductions at two minutes.
Candidates for Executive Coun
cil representatives will be intro
duced, but only students seeking
the sophomore representative spot
will speak, since a bi-partisan can
didate will be on the ballot, Peter
Nominations of bi-partisan can
didates may be made from the floor
I at the assembly.
To Check Hours
Seniors who have not checked
their records in the visible files at
the Registrar’s Office must do so
immediately, according to Mrs.
William Rohlffs, secretary.
Mrs. Rohlffs reported that in a
recent check by the office many
students have been found to lack,
necessary credits for graduation
which should have been earned this
ASUO Candidates Mountain,Smith
Give Views on Political Situation
Student spirit is low, and it is
c.uc directly to the clash of campus
political parties, barry Mountain,
United Students Association candi
date for student body president,
Much of the trouble, he ex
plained, is caused by a “pressure
group" in the ('.reek party.
“Candidates should be chosen for
their merits and qualifications. But
the Greek bloc uses underhanded
methods to get their candidates
nominated, regardless of qualifica
tions,” he said.
He maintans that University
J spirit is also sagging because stu
dents lack the incentive to take
part in campus politics, because of
the political “pressure” set-up.
“My aim, if I'm elected, will be
to clean up the whole political situ
ation," he said.
Mountain, a graduate of Grant
high in Portland, has served as
president of Skull and Dagger,
sophomore men's honorary; presi
dent of the Junior class; general
chairman of this year’s Junior
Weekend; was a member of Druids,
junior men’s honorary; and is now
a member of Friars, senior men’s
Houses which bolt the Greek bloc
in favor of the Independent stu
dents' party are interested only in
their own political ambitions, Ger
ry Smith, Associated Greek Stu
dents candidate for student body
president, said Tuesday.
“T h e Independents certainly
don't gain anything by the Greek’s
membership. The rebel houses are
the only ones that benefit, and that
is all they are interested in,” be
"Independents and Greeks repre
sent two different interest groups,
and the only way for them to bene
fit, is for them both to remain ia
th ’ir respective parties,” he said.
Smith said that this party split
is responsible for much of the
trouble in the campus political sit
A graduate o Portland'? Grant
high school, Smith is a member of
Friars, senior men’s honorary; was
a member of Druids, junior men’s
honorary; was chairman of this
year's Dad’s Day, Homecoming
dance, and Junior Prom, and was
last year’s King of Hearts.
He is also vice-president of his
living organization, Phi Gamma