Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 26, 1950, Image 3

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AS UO Constitution Passes
With 165 Votes to Spare
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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Coeds to do Turnabout
In 'Showboat' Ball Toniaht
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)
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
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
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
Forty-four candidates were in
terviewed by the SU Board in two
days for the six offices.
Students Win
Total of $2000
In Scholarships
Three University students and
one high school senior have been
awarded Standard Oil Scholarships
for 1950-51 by Standard Oil of
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
Receiving the Standard Oil
scholarship for the second year,
Miss Hamren has a cumulative
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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