Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 23, 1952, Image 1

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    Volume LIU
n Haitiy
I;ijty-third year of Publication
M MEEK 1«*
Students to Vote
On Honor Code
At 10 Today
Today is the day for the
honor codr referendum at 10
Students w ill vote in 10 a.in.
classes or at the booth on the
Student I ’nion west terrace on
this issue:
“I am in favor of the adop
tion of the honor code at the
l niversitv of Oregon. Yes or
The axle would entail no proc
tortng arid would provide for stu
dent prevention and apprehension
of violations, cases to be handled
by an enlarged student court.
Outcome of the establishment of
the code nt Oregon next year will
hinge on the result of today's vote.
According to ASUO Senate honor
code committee plans, if the refer-1
< endum passes with u substantial
majority, steps will be taken to ask !
the faculty to adopt the code. If j
not, the request will not be made.
More Thun Simple Majority
The committee has indicated
that more than a simple majority
would be necessary, since student
support is deemed essential to in
sure the success of the system. A
large percentage of students voting
today has also been considered im- ,
If the substantial majority is ob
tained, according to Committee
Chairman Merv Hampton, tiic een
ate will be asked to request adop- .
tion of the honor code by the far- ]
ulty through the latter's agent
the studenL descipline committee, j
Hampton said the discipline corn-!
rnittee will undoubtedly desire that j
the faculty itself make the deci- J
sion. Machinery will go into opera
tion to put the matter to a vote
of the entire faculty if a sufficient j
favorable vote is registered today.
Start It Next Year
Present plans would call for'
starting the code next fall term.
Workers under the direction of]
the honor code committee will dis- •
tribute ballots lo classes and at the
SU booth, pick them i.after the
short vote, and turn them into tin
counting committee. The SU booth
will be open from 10 to 10:45 a m.
Votes will be counted this after
noon. and results will be announced
‘in Thursday's Emerald.
Vote-counting will be under the
direction of the committee and Di
rector of Student Affairs Donald
M. DuShane.
A New Low for Assembly Attendance
About 50 People, Including Speakers,
Turn Out to Hear Honor Code Debate
Only a handful of Oregon’s stu
dent body all of whom may be
affected by the proposed honor
code were on hand Tuesday after
noon to talk It over for the last
time before the student referendum
Approximately 50 people, includ
ing faculty, students and speakers,
appealed at the 1 p.m. assembly;
about 20 were at the 4 p.m. coffee
hour. In both discussions, tempers
flared briefly at times when pro
ponents and opponents of the code
Bingham Sums I'p
K. R. Bingham, instructor In his
tory. summed up the honor code
committee’s idea of the purpose
of their document. It was a way to
“create an environment conducive
to learning in the broadest sense,”
he said, and bring about a closer,
more constructive relation between
student and teacher.
Bingham and others including K.
G. Ebbighausen, associate profes
sor of physics, denied the main ob
jort of it was to detect cheating, j
He said it's part of the code not |
the main reason for its conception.
Don Collin, ASUO senator-at
large and one center of opposition,
said his disapproval of the code
was based on "things I failed to
find in the honor code report.”
He maintained that full informa
tion from the visit to Stanford had
not been released, and specifically
that there was no discussion of
why an honor code was not used in
Stanford's foreign language, dc- i
Favoritism Possible?
He also indicated that the com- ;
mittce had ignored information
from the University of Florida j
(mentioned in a New York paper
and brought to the attention of th<
group) that 200 were suspected of
cheating there (Florida has an'
honor system). He said he was'
further informed that athletes
there were told they would not be
expelled for cheating.
Earlier he had stated that under
New Building for J School OK'd
By State Board of Education
A new building for the School of Journalism was given No. 1 priority'
in an $8,000,000 two-year building program approved by the state board
of higher education Tuesday and to be submitted to the next legislature
in 1953.
Monday in committee session the board* authorized a six-year pro-'
gram for construction ot $4,525,000 worth of buildings for the Oregon'
campus between now and 1959.
1 he total state-wide program, designed to aid state schools in coping 1
with high enrollments expected about 1960, would allot $20,209,000 for i
construction. Approval was given during Monday's session. The pro- i
gram is subject to legislative approval.
Charles Byrne, chancellor of the state board of higher education,
estimated fall term enrollment at all state schools will be down about
■17 per cent when he presented a $13,247,240 operating budget Monday
for 1932-52.
He quoted state department of education figures compiled from a
survey of state high schools which indicate the bottom of the student
drop due to small birth rates of the 1930's has been reached.
By 19G0 the department estimates Oregon high schools will graduate
0000 more than this spring, Byrne said. Class loads at state institutions
will probably reach a good average next winter, he stated. There will bo
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an honor code, it was "possible an
athlete could escape punishment"
and noted that Oregon State col
lege students threw the honor code
out "because they found people
would not be stool pidgeons.”
At the coffee hour, Donald Du- ;
Shane, a director of student af- j
fairs, and Mrrv Hampton, ASUO'
vice-president and code committee I
chairman, said that on the basis j
of information from Stanford, a
type of honor system was in use
in their foreign language depart
Discussion at the coffee hour
covered many points, including the
actual power the student court
would have in trying extreme cases
of honor code violation.
Faculty Holds Power
DuShane explained that the
power to expel students resided
and would continue to reside in the
faculty through the Office of Stu
dent Affairs and through the Stu
dent-Faculty Discipline committee.
The Student Court would try cases
where violations were obvious and
serious, he said, but the punish
ment. if called for, would still be
left to the faculty.
In the assembly, the director of
student affairs, explained that
"any final decision ... (on the
installation of the code! must be
reserved to the faculty." If it re
ceived a strong vote of appioval—
which both he and Ebbighausen
said could not be set at an exact
percentage it will be presented to
the faculty for the final decision.
Or.e requirement of an educa
tional process he said, was "to en
able students to shoulder gi eater
responsibility ... to make deci
sions for tnemselves . . . and to de
velop individual moral integrity.”
An honor system, he added, “v.oub#
advance every one of these prin
If a substantial number of stu
dents are willing to undertake the
responsibilities of an honor sys
tem. he concluded, "I would be
proud to join wnth you ... to mak®
it successful.”
a Positive iTogram”
Hampton, speaking at the as
sembly, called the proposed sys
tem "a positive program, r.ot a
negative one.'’
"The honor code, as v.-e invisioiv
age it, is a broad, positive arxfr
elastic mechanism,” he explained.
"We presented the main ideas am#
the student body can take it ^rom
Marilyn Thompson, another code
committee member, noted that "it
isn't essential that each student
suppiort it in the same way." Some,
she said, would be active in follow
ing its principles while others
would not want to turn people in.
"A Spirit of Honesty”
1 "The main idea is to create a
spirit of honesty on the campus,”
she said. And many students, she
concluded ' would follow through
with the forma! steps of report
Ebbighausen said he "would be
satisfied if in the first year if
(after a code was installed) cheat
ing was r.o worse than it is now.”
This phase, he explained, would
improve in following years.
Four Noted Scientists to Speak
At Science Building Dedication
Four prominent American scien
tists will be the main sptakers at
the dedication ceremonies for the
new science building to be held this
First speaker for the dedication
Life, NBC Sponsor Major Presidential Issue Forum
For Eugene Area in Student Union at 8 Tonight
The people of the Eugene area
will take part in a unique program
this evening at 8 p.m. in the Stu
dent Union when a public opinion
forum will be presented to find
what major issues in the coming
presidential campaign the public
thinks most important.
Eugene Selected
Eugene has been named as one
of a number of United States com
munities who will participate in
this forum. It is sponsored jointly
by Life magazine and the National
Broadcasting System.
Making arrangements in Eugene !
are E. S. Wengert, head of the po
litieal science department ,Fred
Brenne, secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce, and Mrs. Eldon
Johnson of the League of Women
Voters. Wengert will also act as
moderator for the discussion.
Three Speakers, 13 Issues
Three speakers will present in
formation on 13 major domestic
and foreign issues. After the brief
talks would not be opinionated in
20 minutes for each speaker, the
public will ballot individually to
First eliminations for Junior
Weekend queen Tuesday night nar
rowed the field of candidates to
They are Jo Martin, Janet Shaw,
Nancy Yates, Ann Britts, Helen
< Jackson, Nanette Silverthorne,
Sarah Turnbull, Joan Kenner, Mary
Stone, Dorothy Anderson, Mary
Alice Baker, Francis Gillniore,
Barbara Allison, Sally Keoley,
Harriet Vahey, Patty Johnson,
Patricia Bellmer, Joan Blakely,
Karin Sunderleaf, Jane Cover,
Nancy Van Allen, Donna Blum,
Barbara Booth, Joane Abel and
Norma Beetam.
determine which isues are most
important. These will be tabulated
along with the results from other
communities and leading questions
will he asked of presidential candi
dates May 1 on the NBC program,
"The Citizen's View of '52."
Five presidential candidates or
their representatives have agreed
to appear on the program in May.
They are Sen. 61stes Kefauver. Sen.
Robert Kerr, Harold Stasscn. Gov.
Karl Warren and Paul Hoffman,
appearing for Gen. Dwight D. Eis
Schleicher on Foreign Policy
Among those speaking will he
Charles P. Sihliecher, professor of
political science, whose topic will
be foreign policy. Under this
Schleicher will discuss the Korean
war, the United Nations, coopera
tive effort between the nations,
and mutual security.
Ward Macy, head of the depart
ment of economics, will discuss the
economic issues such as living
, costs, taxes and welfare services.
The final speaker, the Rev. Rich
:nrcf Steiner, pastor of the Unitarian
i Church in Portland, will speak on
internal security and cover such
topics as loyalty oaths, congres
sional investigations, good govern
ment. extension of civil services,
and civil rights.
i Macy emphasized that these
■ talks, which will not exceed 15 or
' any way. but are designed to pre
sent background information and
! material to the people so they may
cast a more intelligent vote.
Audience to Ballot
; Each person in the audience will
■ be given a ballot listing the 13
topics discussed. Voting will be
done following the talks and a half
hour question period.
Schleicher said he felt this pro
gram was "worthwhile because it
is an attempt to make issues corre
; spond with the problem." He said
it would make those in responsible
places take a position on them.
will be Alan Waterman, director of
the National Science foundation.
He will speak at 8 p.rn. Friday in
the main lecture room of the sci
ence building on "Science Looks
The Other Speakers
Saturday, the speakers will in
clude G V.'. Beadle, chairmen cf
the biology division of the Califor
I nia Institute of Technology: G.
Ross Robertsor. professor of chem
istry at the University of Cal
ifornia at Los Angeles and S. K.
Allison, head of the Institute for
Nuclear Studies at the University
of Chicago.
Waterman was named as the
first director of the science foun
dation. Ke is department chief cf
the office of naval research in
Washington, having been appointed
tin 1940.
Taught at Cincinnati
Receiving his doctor s degree
from Princeton in 1916, Water
man was a? the University of Cin
cinnati during 1910-17. He was a
physics instructor at Yale univer
sity from 1919 to 1922 and assist
jant professor of physics from 1923
, to 1930. He was also a Nat onnl
Research fellow in physics at
1 Kings college in London in 1927-28.
.Waterman has been an associate
i professor of physics at Yale since
He was chief reader of college
board physics entrance exams dur
ing 1935-41 and chief physics ex
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