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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 2, 1950)
VOLUME LII UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1950 NUMBER
Rush Plan Reconsidered
WASHINGTON— GP>—1Two gun
men—identified by the secret ser
vice as members of the Puerto
^P-iean Nationalist party—were
shot down yesterday while charg
ing on Blair House “with the pur
pose of shooting the President.’’
President Truman was taking a
nap in an upstairs room of the
temporary executive mansion at
One of the men, identified as
Criselio Torresola, was killed in a
furious exchange of shots with
guards at the President’s home.
Three of the guards were wound
The secret service said Torres
ola carried two letters from the
head of Puerto Rico’s violently
anti-United States party, Pedro
The other gunman was wound
U. E. Baughman, chief of the
secret service, identified him as
Oscar Collazzo, 37, of 173 Brook
Avenue, The Bronx, New York.
Shot in the chest, he may live.
Torresola, a young man, also
from New York, was killed in
stantly. A bullet passed through
his head from ear to ear.
Two of the White House officers
Were in "very serious” condition.
Baughman said Collazzo told
secret service agents:
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For Tomorrow Night
HOMECOMING HOSTESS Lee De Jarnette is being shown plans
of the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kappa Kappa Gamma proposed noise
parade float. This picture was taken in the Kappa basement. Scenes
such as this one may be seen throughout the campus where decor
ations have to be constructed to be safe from rain.
Noise Parade Begins at 6 p.m.;
Oregon Band to Lead Floats
The annual Homecoming noige parade will begin at 6 p.m.
Friday, where floats are to be lined up, Roger Nudd, parade
chairman, announced Wednesday. |
The parade will be led by the University band, which will be
lined up on University St. at 19th. Floats are to line up behind the
band in the order of their appearance to the area.
The parade will turn south from University street to 19th, west
Vandals Have Big Night
With Soap, Water, Pranks
By Phil Bettens
The city of Eugene—battered,
bruised, and buffeted—is still re
covering from an onslaught of Hal
lowe’en pranks Tuesday night.
The fire department reported
more than 15 fire plugs were brok
en open; arterial stop signs were
pulled down. Fraternities invaded
sororities while the sororities were
out soaping fraternity house win
dows; vandalism, tubbing, water
bagging, and mass raids were pre
All was not peace and quiet in
the independent’s realm, either.
Someone moved a small car up
against the door of John Straub
dining hall, jamming it in between
two posts. Anyone strolling down
Onyx by the dorm Tuesday night
was in danger of being water
But it was the Greeks who real
ly went to town. Zeta Tau Alpha
reported that they came down
stairs last night—to investigate
some strange noises—and found
their furniture being dragged on
to the porch by some men and
£here being thoroughly soaked.
The Pi Phi’s had a long report
to give. Someone broke into their
sun porch, and swiped a daven
port; there were men all over the
sleeping porches; one of the Pi
Phi benches was found in a near
by tree, and another was locat
ed by the library. They also found
a jeep had been parked on their
front lawn, and two “no parking”
signs were resting beside it.
On the good side of the ledger
for a moment, the Fiji’s, SAE’s and
Campbell Club members took turns
guarding the large parking lot
on Alder street all night. This was
done to prevent a repetition of
last year, when sand was poured
into gas tanks and other tricks
were pulled on unsuspecting auto
owners. This year, as a result, of
this patrol, only a few soaped
Alpha Phi residents were all at
the Sigma Nu house, helping in a
party for children of Eugene. They
returned—under heavy escort as
they had heard there were some
men waiting for them—to find
their bedding had been dumped out
of the sleeping porch-windows.
Sigma Kappa, with its acres of
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in 19th to Alder, north on Al
der to 13th. At this location
floats will be stopped and one
will be allowed to proceed
through the judging area at a
Judges at SU
Judges will be located on the
All floats must enter Univer
sity from 13th. University will
be blocked off at 15th, 18th, and
If it is raining when floats
are lined up Friday for the par
ade, decorations will be judged
immediately after the parade
starts. Other phases of the par
ade will be judged in the one
block judging area
Student Union lower porch and
the judging area will be between
13th and 14th streets. The loca
tion of the judges here will en
able a large crowd to gather. The
lower porch and terrace will be
available for students and Alumni.
However, Nudd has requested that
living organizations which are lo
cated along the parade route
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Oregano Schedule. . .
Oregana picture schedule:
Thursday: Zeta Hall, Stan
No pictures will be scheduled
Friday because of Homecoming
Frosh Athlete Loss
Cited by Aiken;
/DC, /FC, Confer
Loss and prospective loss of freshman athletes prompted dor
mitory and fraternity men Wednesday to reconsider the men’s
rushing and pledging program. ,
^ Student Bo<,y President Barry Mountain and/flead Football
Coach Jim Aiken, with other members of the athletic depart
ment, appeared before members of the Interfraternity Council
Tuesday night and the Council of Men’s Dormitories Wednes
day afternoon, to explain how the rushing and pledging program
now in effect is reacting within the ranks of freshman athletes.
The football coach said he had “no intention of interfering in student
politics,’’ but he wanted the two groups to know how their present pol
icy was affecting freshman athletes.
Aiken told both groups that because of the “hands off’ policy, the
freshmen “think Oregon is unfriendly. Many of the freshman athletes,"
Aiken continued, “call themselves untouchables.”
Aiken informed the two groups that he had spent several hours in the
dormitories Monday night talking to freshman football players. He told
the group that many of the yearling athletes have already made up their
minds to leave the University because of the unfriendly atmosphere.
The head coach pointed out the instance in which frosh quarterback
John Spreen has already withdrawn from school, and returned home.
“We have lost at least two athletes already,” Aiken added, "and I’m sure
more will leave if this situation continues.”
Old Policy Discussed
xThe situation the athletic mentor referred to was the “hands off” pol
icy by which, under penalty of fines, no fraternity member is allowed any
social contact with freshman men. The rules putting that policy into ef
fect were drawn up by the Interfraternity Council following adoption bv
the IFC and the IDC last year.
The Council of Men’s Dorms Wednesday afternoon, after hearing Aik
en, Mountain, and other athletic department officials, drew up a pro
posed rushing program which would permit fraternities to rush ami
pledge within the next three weeks. (For the complete proposed pro
gram see page 6, column 4.)
Under the IDC proposal, fraternities may rush and pledge for a per- ’
iod of eight days between now and Nov. 22. Following that time, no fur
ther rushing may be held until the second week in winter term and tho
second week in spring term.
The program was submitted to the IFC late Wednesday night for ap
proval. Mountain said it was only a temporary program, intended to re
main in effect until the end of spring term.
Aiken, talking to members of the IFC Tuesday night, pointed out that
in the past years freshmen, especially many of the athletes, have pledged
fraternities and have participated in fraternity functions.
New "Cold Shoulder'
“Then they didn’t have any desire to leave Oregon,” he added.
Now, according to Aiken, freshmen tell him that they are shunted by
“When the freshman athletes come into the Student Union and seo
fraternity men they know on the teams, they go over to talk to them.
But, after polite remarks, the fraternity men excuse themselves and
Both meetings were called by ASUO President Mountain, who invitee*
Aiken and other members of the athletic department to talk to the two
groups. Mountain and Aiken discussed the problem Tuesday morning.
Mountain and Aiken told the Emerald that some repercussion has
come from outside the University. Alumni have called both men, asking
what has happened.
Mountain told the Emerald Wednesday afternoon that he felt it was in
the interests of the entire student body to present the problem and try
to solve it before any more athletes leave because of the rushing pro
Mountain said: “The deferred rushing program as set up last year has
obviously failed to accomplish the ends we had hoped it would.”
First indication that things were not running too smoothly in the de
ferred rushing program came Monday night when the tribunal of the In
ter-fraternity Council met to discipline members of the group which had
violated the rushing regulations.
Frosh Athletes Disciplined
At that time, eight fraternities were fined..Eighteen freshmen, most o€
whom were athletes, were denied pledging privileges, pending appeal*
Four of the eighteen, including Spreen, were originally denied all privi
leges to pledge or rush any house for the entire year.
Reaction from within fraternity circles caused the IFC Tuesday night
to dispense with the tribunal and use the entire IFC as a body to hear
complaints as to rushing violations.
During the course of the investigations by the IFC Tribunal, it appear
ed that many of the violations had come about through contact between
upperclass members of athletic teams with freshman athletes.
When Aiken appeared before the IFC Tuesday night, he told them that
he had hoped that that body might be able to find some way to ease tbo
strict rushing regulations.
Speaking for the Council, Glen Holden, former president of IFC tol«i
Aiken that the "hands off” policy was not intended to discourage any
one from attending and enjoying Oregon. Holden added that the “hands,
off” policy was set up primarily to protect the fraternities.
“When the original program was set up,” Holden continued, “we want
ed to hold rushing at the beginning of fall term. The IDC wanted it afc,
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