AarrAT m Daihf EMERALD VOLUME LI UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1950 NUMBER 136 AS UO Constitution Passes With 165 Votes to Spare i By GRETCKEN GRONDAHL After a lengthy and frequently confused battle, the new ASUO constitution emerged triumphant Wednesday from a three-day elec tion with 165 ballots to spare. It will go into effect in time for spring term elections, 1951. After 'the closing of the polls at 6 p.m. Wednesday, 2344 “yes” votes were counted and 115 “no” ballots. Five ballots were unmarked but cast, thus counted in the total vote. A two-thirds affirmative vote was Required for adoption. This term’s enrollment, minus graduate students and auditors (declared ineligible to vote by a recent Judiciary Committee decis ion) is 4659. Thus the total vote of 2464 cleared the 50 per cent re quirement by 165 votes. This was the constitution’s sec ond three-day appearance at the polls. The first attempt, an exten sion of an original one-day vote, was made in an effort to guarantee that the 50 per cent of the student body required for adoption would come to the polls. Since the first election was ex tended after polls had opened, it was declared invalid by the Judi ciary Committee. Affects Elections Next year's student body officers will be elected under the terms of the new constitution. The Executive Council will be replaced by a 27 member Senate, charged with leg islative and investigative functions, and by the president’s cabinet, as signed administrative duties. Any student who so desires may petition for election to ASUO offi ces. The two names receiving the highest number of votes on the bal lot will become student body presi dent and vice-president, and the next nine will be elected as Senate members-at-large. In class elections, the president, vice-president, and two represen tatives-at-large will be selected in the same manner. Judiciary Established A judiciary branch of student government is established by the new constitution, to include a stu dent court and a constitutional committee to decide questions of constitutionality. The new document won’t be so difficult to amend as the present constitution. Past and unhappy ex perience with the 50 per cent re quirement led the Executive Coun cil and the constitutional revision committee to revise the require ment to 30 per cent. Thus a two thirds affirmative vote, with 30 per cent of the student body cast ing ballots, will be sufficient to ad opt an amendment. All students who have paid their Educational Activities - Student Union fee, including graduate stu dents, will be eligible to vote under the new constitution and will be included as members of the ASUO. 75 ROTC Men To Receive Bars By LARRY MEISER Seventy-five graduates slated for ! commissions in the Air Force and Army Officers Reserve Corps and twenty members of University rifle teams will be honored Thurs day at special exercises by com bined ROTC units. Featured bn the program will be a graduation parade and the award ing of medals to rifle team mem bers. Students who have completed upper division military science will receive the bars of second lieuten ants. If so desired, they may go immediately into active service; otherwise, they serve in a reserve capacity. Students who will receive Air ISIbrce commissions are: Harold Beyers, Milan Bond, Rob ert Chaney, Hal Coleman, Richard Cramer, Raymond Crumme, John Doyle, Don Fair, Curt Finch, Mor ris Galen, Seymour Gassner, Jack Gaudion, Lynn Hamilton. ■Kenneth Hodge, James Howard, (Please turn to page seven) Coeds to do Turnabout In 'Showboat' Ball Toniaht By NORMA HULTGREN Mortar Board Ball, with the theme of “Showboat” and the Cas tle Jazz Band, will swing into ac tion from 9 to 12 tonight in Mc Arthur Court. Oregon ladies will put on their party manners and shine tonight while they prove to the men of their choice that they too can show a date a good time. This dance is Mortar Board’s formal turnabout ball. The ladies will be calling for their dates, giv ing them corsages, and showing them all the courtesies which they themselves expect on a date. One o’clock permission has been given for the dance. Highlight of the evening will be the tapping of new Kwama (soph omore women’s service honorary) members. New Kwama members will be introduced during the intermission at 10:40. Also during the intermission, Kwama will announce the winners of three $100 scholarships to in coming Sophomore women. Phi Theta Upsilon will present four $75 scholarships to incoming junior women, and Mortar Board will give a $100 scholarship to an incoming senior woman. McArthur Court will be decor ated in accordance with the “Show boat” theme. Tickets for Mortar Board Ball will be sold today in the Co-op and at the door tonight. The tickets are $2 per couple. Co-chairmen of Mortar Board Ball are Betty Wright and Janice Hughes. Committee chairmen are: programs, Janis Evans; tickets, Margaret Powne; clean-up, Molly Herbert; decorations, Joan Skor dahl and Jeanne Hall; promotion, Davia Saul and Barbara Clerin; publicity, Norma Hultgren; chap erones, Carol Udy; intermission, Jeanette Scott. Nine Openings Filled on SU Board; Chairmen Named By BILL FRYE Chairmen of six standing com mittees, to be known as the Direc torate of the Student Union, were chosen Thursday afternoon at a meeting of the Student Union Board. Chairmanship appointments were given to Dick Olson, publicity; Bill Carey, interview and referral; Bar bara Bates, cultural; Dick Lee, house; Jane Wiggen, ballroom; and Joe P'roulx, recreation. The Directorate, a newr function of the Student Union, will go into effect fall term. The committee chairmen will serve a one-year term. Forty-four candidates were in terviewed by the SU Board in two days for the six offices. Students Win Total of $2000 In Scholarships By MARJORY BUSH Three University students and one high school senior have been awarded Standard Oil Scholarships for 1950-51 by Standard Oil of California. The awards, $500 each, are given annually to students from each of the four classes on the basis of scholarship and leadership. This is the second year of presentation. Winners are Helen E. Jackson, University sophomore; Leland L. Johnson, junior; Janet Hamren, senior; and Ronald Lowell, Klam ath Falls High School senior who will enter the University next fall. Miss Jackson, majoring in Eng lish literature, plans to enter the teaching field. For her freshman year she was winner of a Donald M. Erb Memorial scholarship and a Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship and was first alternate for the Aaron Frank award. She was treasurer of the fresh man class, worked on the Emerald, and was editor of the Pacific Coast Student Cooperative. Her cumu lative GPA is 3.85. Johnson, with a GPA of 3.61, is specializing in accounting. He hopes to get his CPA and then work toward a graduate degree. He has participated in speech tour naments at Stanford and at Lin field College while at the Univer sity. Receiving the Standard Oil scholarship for the second year, Miss Hamren has a cumulative (Please turn to page seven ) Appointments of seven students and the reappointments of two fac ulty members to the Student Union Board were made official Thursday. New members are Henry Panian, Graduate School; Dewey Wilson, School of Law; Lorna Larson. School of Journalism; Donna Bern hardt, School of Business Admin istration ; Carol Udy, School of Ed ucation; and Leslie Tooze and Don na Buse, both of the College of Liberal Arts. President H. K. Newburn ap proved the appointments, made earlier by a joint committee con sisting of four members of the present SU Board and four mem bers of the Executive Council. Dr. Dan E. Clark, head of the history department, and Dr. Paul Dull, professor of political science and history, were reappointed by Newburn to another term on the Board. In accordance with the new per petuation plan of the SU Board, Panian, Wilson, and Miss Tooze will serve for one year. All other members, including the two faculty representatives, have two - year terms. Miss Tooze will fill the position left vacant by the resignation of Pat Boyle. Petitions for the seven student positions were received from 31 candidates. The petitions were turned over to the joint committee after recommendations were made by the deans of the various schools. The committee made final selec tions, subject to the approval of President Newburn. Ticket Limit Set For Commencement Because of the size of this year’s graduating class—a record 2,000 plus-—graduating seniors are be ing limited to two tickets for com mencement exercises, in order to stay within McArthur Court’s seat ing capacity. Tickets will be available begin ning Monday in the Alumni Office, Friendly Hall. Extra tickets, if available, may be picked up after June 9. The baccalaureate - commence ment exercises will be held at 2 p.m. June 11 in McArthur Court. Year's Last issue ... Today’s Emerald will be the last issue printed for this school year, to give staff members time to prepare for finals. Curtain to Rise on'The Girlf Toniaht By NORM ANDERSON One of the finest of nineteenth century melodramas will be presen ted tonight at 8 when the Univer sity Theater stages the Belasco and Fyles epic, “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” directed by Horace W. Robinson. “The Girl” presentation tonight will be the first production of the melodrama since it closed in 1895. The play takes place at Fort Ken nion, Mont., during Indian warfare, suggested to the authors of the production by the Sitting Bull In dian rebellions. As completely authentic as pos sible, “The Girl” will feature real wood in the sets instead of canvas, authentic costumes, and dust im ported from Montana. Starring as the hero and heroine 4 HARRY SMITH are Harold Smith and Joyce Som merlade. Miss Sommerlade portrays Kate Kennion, noble, heroic daugh ter of Gen. Kennion, commander of the army. Playing her first Univer sity Theater role, Miss Sommer lade is a freshman. Her appearance Saturday night will prevent her from crowning her successor as Queen of the Portland Rose Festi val, over which she reigned last year. Playing opposite Miss Sommer lade will be Harry Smith as Lieut. Hawkesworth. Smith was last seen as Streeter in “Thunder Rock." Smith, a junior majoring in drama, has worked on stage and produc tion crews for other University Theater productions. His home is in Portland. Featured roles will be taken by I JOYCE SOMMERLADE Marlys Sinclair as Ann, Elmarie Wendel as Lucy, Paul Wexler as Gen. Kennion, Terrance Roseen as Major Burleigh, Boyd Peterson as Lieutenant Parlow and Larry Ho bart as Arthur Penwick. Other roles will be played by Robert Peterson, Robert Nelson, Fred Mueller, Willard Winter ringer, Carolyn Parker, Richard Gale, John Lehman, Bliss Stanley, Faber de Chaine, Don Van Bos kirk, Don McKenzie, Earla Taylor, Ellen Stephens, Harriet Oliver, George Jeffrey, Clifford Cain, Coral Albee, and Dorothy Cleaver. Stage manager of the melo drama is Faber de Chaine. William E. Schlosser is technical director. Costumes are by Joan Landman. Gordon Erickson is assistant direc tor.