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The Weather Today . . .
. . . will lx* mofttly cloudy with
showers. Iil|fh for today will l>e 05
and low 52. High T ir Monday wa*
02 und low 52.
OREGON’S 75th YEAR
Fifty-third Year of Publication
The Giants Won ...
. . . the first game of the Merle*
now being played between them
selves ami the Brooklyn Dodger*
for the ."''ational league champion
ship. For additional detail* se«
sports, page 4.
UNIVERSITY OK OltKOON, KKiKN'E, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1951
University student* arc not nec
essarily deferred from the draft at
the present time Just because they
have enrolled and are now attend
ing the University, Kay Hawk, di- i
»etor of student affairs, reminded
male students Monday.
Taking the example of Bill, a j
mythical University freshman
Hawk explained how a student in j
a similar position may be defer- i
red until the end of the school j
year. Bill was graduated from high j
School in June, and had his 19th ,
birthday this year. He entered the
University this fall, Is called In for j
a physical, passes, classified 1A, i
end is subject for induction.
If Bill wants to postpone his in
duction until next June, he should
Write his draft board and also the j
University registrar, indicating his j
desire to remain at the University j
until the end of the school year. ]
Any student may do this when he !
receives his first induction notice.
Deferment Conditions Usted
A student who previously has
received a postponement of induc
tion may be deferred under one of
the following conditions: <1) If he
passed tho selective service dial,
test. To do this .the undergraduate
Student must have received a score
-*>f 70 In the test. The graduate
Student who plans to go on to j
graduate work must have received •
ti score of 75 to enter a graduate j
j i 2 i The student may be deferred
Cm his present class standing as
follows: Freshmen must be scho
lastically in the upper half of their
class, which means a 2.18 rating
on this campus. Sophomores must (
he in the upper two-thirds of their
(lass, having at least a 2.228
rating. Juniors must have a 2.152
rating, which means they are in |
the upper three-fourths of their ;
S*he Oregana open house for
prospective yearbook staff mem
bers will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.
m. today at 307-308 Student Union
instead of from 7:15 to 9:30 this
evening as previously announced.
The change was made to facili
tate the attendance of freshman
women, who would not be able to
attend an evening reception due
to dormitory regulation.
Any University student interest
| ed in working ox the Oregana, re
; gardless of previous yearbook ex
i perience, is requested to attend
by Kditor Bob Funk. Refreshments
will be served, and members of the
editorial staff will interview pros
i' poctive workers.
First week tchpdulf and In
structions for individual pictures
to Ih- taken for use on Oregana.
living organization pages were
announced Monday by editor
Schedule for the remainder of
this week Ih as follows:
Tuesday: Alpha Tau Omega,
Beta Theta PI.
\V e d n e s d a v: Alpha Hall,
Thursday: t'herney Hall, Delta
Friday: C'hl I'si, Delta L'psllon.
Instructions unif appointment
sheets will be delivered to houses
four or five days before the date
for pictures to be taken. The
pictures will be taken at the
Hennell-Kllls studios at u cost
of $1 with an additional charge
of 10 cents for each extra pic
Freshmen will have their pic
tures taken with their dormito
ries. Fugene women who pledge
sororities may la* included oil
the sorority pages nroviding
that they live In tow.: rather
than in University housing.
Men’s organizations will be
photographed until Oct. 27 at
which time there will be a shift
to women's living groups.
U0 Telephones Go
'Out of Order'
Line trouble put a number of
the phones on the University ex- i
change out of order for a short
time Monday afternoon.
Some phones on the west side of
the campus were still out Monday
night, but they were to be repaired
Open to Petitioners
Petitions for two ASUO posi
tions, senior representative on the
Senate anti Homecoming chairman,
will be due at 4 p.m. Friday in the
ASUO office on the third floor of
the Student Union.
Only seniors are eligible to peti
tion for the Senate position, va
cated when Jack Smith resigned
to accept an appointment as ath
letic chairman on the cabinet after
the Senate voted 15-6 against stu
dents holding a post on the Senate
and cabinet at the same time. Stu
dents from all classes are eligible
for the Homecoming chairmanship.
Petitioners may secure blanks
and eligibility slips in Emerald
hall. Students must have at least a
2. GPA to be eligible for either
German Students Interviewed
.FOI RNAUSM STUDENTS intmlrw eight practicing journalists
From Germany who are attending classes at the University under
sponsorship of the U.S. state department. From left they are: Hans
Gerhard Stephani, Franz Joseph <'esarz, Walther Sehnarzlose, Eva
Maria Vogler, Gunther Paul Ilartli, Wolfgang O. Meyer, Gerhard
Walter Xahn and Jurgen Behnchke.
(Photo by Art French.)
Uproar in First Year
Ry .llm flaycox
Who would have guessed that a
thing as innocent as a new consti
tution would cause such a fuss ? '
Who remembers the fuss today? A
mystic, looking years into the fu
ture might have predicted in that
spring of 1950 that it was doomed
The story has a very conven
tional beginning. Oregon was in
need of an improved form of stu
dent government. The situation
would best be solved by writing a
new constitution. This was just
what they did.
The finished article had the ap- i
proval of almost everybody. Stu
dent body president Art Johnson
lauded it, the Emerald lauded it.
the associated Greek Students and
the United States Association
(campus political parties) lauded
Now it needed to be ratified.
This didn't sound so difficult with
votes of only 50 percent of the
student body necessary. But it was.
On Wednesday, April 26, 1950,
the polling booths, six of them,
opened. Slightly over 2100 voted,
short by more than 500 of the 2591
needed. It was defeated ... or j
Wednesday night, in emergency i
session, tlie executive council, '■
decided to continue voting two j
more days. Rain, they said, had
kept students away during the aft
ernoon. So the voting went on.
Thursday 265 more votes were
cast but at least that many more
were needed. And Thursday some
thing else happened too. Law stu
Theater Season Tickets Available;
October 26 Set for Opening Show
Season tickets for the 1951-52
University Theater season are now
available at the Theater box office.
Price of tickets is $5 each.
Productions will include fantasy,
modern comedy, classic drama, the
latest Broadway hits, an opera,
and new popular arena theater
shows. Opening production of the
season wilt be “Mad Woman of
Chaillot,” directed by Horace Rob
inson, associate professor of
Speech, beginning Oct. 26.
Season ticket holders are noti
fied of each production in advance
find have an opportunity to select
reserved seats before ticket sales
are open to the general public. Sea
son tickets admit subscribers to
five major productions plus the
special musical production, which
this year will be made up of two
short new American operas.
Former season ticket holders
must purchase tickets before Oct.
G to retain their priority. Tickets
may be purchased by mailing or- I
Uers to the University Theater, I
nr by calling the theater box of- j
fice, extension 401.
The campus living organization
buying the highest percentage of
season tickets will be invited to at
tend and bring a guest to any pro
duction which it chooses. Campbell
Club won last year, air1, attended
A campaign manager is needed
to manage the sale of season tick- !
ets for the University theater, it 1
haw been announced. House repre
sentative applications are also be- ;
ing taken by Gene Wiley, business
manager, at the theater box office. |
Information and receipt books can
be picked up at the box office.
dents contested the extension of
By Friday night the constitution
had passed with 24 votes to spare.
It was now in the hands of the Ju
diciary committee of the ASUO.
The future lawyers maintained
that juggling the voting period
would set a “dangerous precedent".
They charged it was not “fair
To the surprise of all. on Tues
day. May 9, the Judiciary commit
tee upheld the law students' con
tentions. The official opinion read
that the “Council does not have
the authority to manipulate the
voting in order to reach the re
sult which it deems desirable." But
the Exec council was far from
The very morning of the Judi
ciary committee announcement,
the Executive council was ready to
do it all over again The council
stated the constitution would run
again, concurrently with spring
term elections . . . and it did.
Hardly a Murmur
The big election was on Monday,
May 22. But for all the advance
publicity’, hardly a murmur was
heard. Something vastly more sen
sational than a constitution had
blow sky high. A supposedly mys
terious Greek secret organization—
TNE Theta Nil Epsilon had been
Oh, yes the constitution this
time it passed with 165 votes to
spare. Only 115 ballots had been
But the student body officers
had already been elected under the
old constitution. The executive
council would rule another year.
Finaly’ passed, the new document
was now to gather dust for a year.
donate Sleeps In
This is the history of five odd
pages of rules and declarations.
The Executive council was replac
ed by a 27-man senate made up of
the \SUO president and vice presi
dent. nine senators at large and
the president, vice president and 2
representatives from each class.
A judiciary branch of student
government was also provided for
and includes the student court and
constitutional committee. The
president was given with a cabinet
but one with no legislative power.
Perhaps most indicative of a
“lesson well learned” was a pro
vision for constitutional amend
ment. The new constitution re
quires only 30 percent vote for
amendment with two-thirds of the
To Feature UO
Oregon’s first assembly of its
70th anniversary year, an athletic
assembly featuring head football
coach Lon Casanova, will be held
at 1 p.m. today in the Student
The program, as arrange-d by
ASUO president Bill Carey and
the University assembly commit
tee, headed by W. A. Dahlberg, as
sociate professor of speech, will in
clude recorded band music, intro
duction of Casanova by Carey, in
troduction of the coaching staff
and members of the football squad
by Casanova, and a yell led by
yell king Cy Newman and his yell
Singing of the Oregon alma ma
ter song, led by the song queens,
will close the program.
Originally scheduled for this aft
ernoon's assembly was a sympos
ium on geopolitics. The sympos
ium. sponsored by the military de
partment, will be held at a later
Pi Beta Phi, SAE
Win First Place
In Bunion Derby
Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Alpha
Eplison were declared the winners
of Friday night's AWS-sponsored
Record albums will be awarded
the two winners, according to An
dy Friedl chairman of the Derby.
Total money taken in at all liv
ing organizations amounted to
$432.11. The Pi Phi's were declared
winners on the basis of having
taken in an average of 95 cents per
person in the house. Kappa Kappa
Gamma was second with 84 cents
per pei son, and Sigma Kappa third
with 77 cents.
The men’s organization winner
wras decided on the basis of the
percentage of participants they
had taking part in the derby and
how well they followed the pre
scribed route. Alpha Tau Omega
was second, and Sigma Chi was
One robbery incident marred the
derby. As the last men were leav
ing the Kappa Alpha Theta house,
someone, in the confusion, picked
up a stack of bills amounting to
No trace of the offender could
be found, according to Theta presi
dent Georgie Obertueffer, and she
did not expect the money would be
Petitioners to Fill
Interviews of students who peti
tioned for work on Student Union
'committees w.'Jl coBtiirot- conignt,
on the third floor of the SU.
Interviews for those who peti
tioned for the dance committee, art
: gallery committee, and recreation
committee will begin at 7 p.m.
Browsing Room committee in
terviews will begin at 7:50 p.m.
; and the movie committee inter
: views will begin at 8:10 p.m.
All students who petitioned for
1 committees have been contacted
i by post card. The list of students,
the time, and place of (the inter
views are posted on the third
floor SU bulletin board.