The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, April 18, 1952 Page: 2 of 4
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Senate Proposes Major Constitutional Amendments^
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The moot drosttr rhange in th
My of the USNT < onstitution will be placed
before collocate voters for hum in Tues-
dey's sprinir election.
This will lie the first vote on changing the
constitution sinre 194 . whan an amendment
creating the student cwH was owwholmingly
A simple majority of affirmative votes will
effect tlM It change*. approved by tha inn-
ate in ite April • meeting.
Thrao now articles aro proposed in addi-
tion to efcengee in all but ona original article.
Tha eoastitutionsl change committor of the
sonata mado tho proposals to tha legislative
group. Minor change* wara mado before sena-
torial approval fot the student body vota was
Articles with nil pwpoood changes incor-
porated ara printed hare, sines thoy will not
appear on tho ballot Tuesday.
I. Article I Section III shall land; All
of student government, altbar elected or
appointed, mny hold no other office under the
jurisdiction of USNT.
2 Article II .Section I shall road: All legis-
lative power of the United Students of North
Texae State college shall be vested in a stu-
S. Article II Section II Clause A shall read:
The membership of the student senate shall
bo composed of students elected by tho North
Tesas State college body. There will bo sevon
senators from each of tho four undergraduate
classes and two senators from the Graduate
school, making a total of 80 senators.
I'owers of Senate
4. Article II Section III shall read
The student senate shall have the following
powers and duties:
To consider any proposals from tho stu-
IAS VI J QhiiicA ShouM Ookn
§dsuaA ion SuqqsaJt&d dhfifunA
Listed on thi* paw are the first ma-
jor reform* ever attempted by a North
Texan student aanat*
Mont of the proponed constitutional
amendment* are denigned to clarify
hazy wording in the original constitu-
tion. A few of the provision* are en-
Perhaps the most noteworthy i* the
final one, No. 18, which provides for
an advisory council of student* and
faculty members to work with USNT
when the president sees fit.
There has long been a need for
greater liaison between the student
body and its representatives. For past
actions of the lesislator* have shown
that they are out of contact with the
thinking and interests of student* they
While this provision in h good one, an
item in No. 4 partially offsets it. That
is the provision which stipulates the
senate is to consider proposals from the
student body by means of a petition
signed by 5(1 students. The latter phrase
seems entirely unjustified and unneces-
Any student *hould have the right to
submit a proposal to the *enate on his
own initiative without chaning down
50 people to affix their signatures.
Names on a petition seldom mean much.
This provision, which is found in the
original constitution, can Im> changed
in a later election, however. The other
provision* of this amendment should
not be rejected Iwcause of it.
Hut one amendment that should be
voted down is No. 3. In the past each
class has had *ix representative* in the
senate. But this amendment would give
the four undergraduate clas*es seven
and cut the graduate representation to
There doesn't seem to lie any logic in
this prupoeal. The senate stands to pro-
fit from the more mature judgment of
graduate senators. And each class is
entitled to equal representation.
The amendment providing for an at-
torney general is a good one, in so far
as it goes. Itut it does not give the at-
torney general power to give an ad-
visory opinion on the constitution or
laws of USNT. The student court gave
such an opinion recently, although it
is not empowered to do so.
This is an ommisnion which can be
taken care of later, however.
For the most part, these proposed
amendments are sound ones based on u
greut deal of work and study by *tu-
derit senators, although they neglected
to act on several needed changes, Many
of them will greatly improve the frame-
work under which student government
But a vote of over half the student
body will be required to put the changes
into effect There has been a great deal
of criticism of student government in
This election should show whether
that criticism was sincere or mere ado-
lescent sniping. Those who have ac-
cused the student senate of failing to
live up to its res| onMibilities should not
find themselves guilty of the Hame
dent body by mesas of a petition signed by
To hoar reports from and give advice to
the student members of the committees pro-
vided for in Article IV of this constitution.
To enact all policiaa necessary and proper
for tho general welfare of the student body
pursuant to the constitution of the USNT.
To create all appointive offices and com-
mittees necessary under this constitution.
To approve all appointive officers of tho
president of USNT by a two-thirds vote of
tho active membership of the senate.
To raise and appropriate all funds for the
use of USNT nnd the offices and committees
whicb thoy havs created.
To impeach, on tho concurrence of two-
thirds of tho active membership of the senate,
any elected official in the eaecjtive or legis-
lative branches, regardless of class, when such
officers aro believed guilty of inefficiency or
of violation of tho lawa or constitution of the
I7SNT Impeachment proceedings may lie in-
stituted by proposal of one senator or by a
petition I tearing 60 signatures.
t>. Article 11 Section IV Clause A shall
read The student senate shall meet once
each week Special suasions may be called at
the discretion of the president of the sen-
it. Article II Section IV Clause C. shall
read: A majority of the active membership
shall constitute a <|uorum.
President's Qualification* defined
7 Article III Section II Clause A shall
read: The president must have attended NTSC
lor ut bast one scholaatic year (two long
semesters or two summer terms plus one
Ionic semester i immediately precedinK the
semester in which he assumes office. He must
have n cumulative grade uvi<ruice of 1.0, said
nveruire to be maintained during tenure of
office. Further, he shall lie a student of at
least junior stundiiiK on the date he assumes
S. Article III Section II Clause H sentence
I (powers of the president) shall read: To ex-
ecute and administer all legislative policies
of tho student senate of USNT.
Include; To file a written report of his
actions with the senate at the end of each
0. Article III Hoction II Clause H to in-
clude: To veto any resolution from the stu-
dent senate. This veto, however, may lie over-
ridden at the nert scheduled senate meeting
by a two-thirds vote of the active senate mem-
two-thirds of tha active
To bs an ax-offickt member of all seaate
committees without attendnnca requirements.
To serve aa president and presiding officer
of the student sennte, without vote, except in
tha case of a tie vote.
. 10. Artiste III Section 111 Clause B (duties Clause B shall read: The executive officers To
nt th. nice ores "tent i shall read- of USNT shall be sworn into office by the elections under USNT, to rule on the eligi.
Tf *t nolnt all aonointed officers of the P™"*"" NTSC in a public gathering of bility of all candidates; to provide all eaadi-
To appoint eM appototed oW^m of tbe £ ^ ^ office the dates with a set of election rules; to tebuUte
•abject to tha fl(at Tuetdmy in M,y all ballots and to retain the ram. for . thre*
14. Article V Section I shall read: Amend- month period following the election
ments to this constitution may be proposed An amendment to include tha following
by any member of the student senate or by a •rtK 'e ^e constitution.
petition benring the aignatures of 60 students. Section I
15. First Amendment Section II shall read: There is hereby created an advisory council
The student court shail be composed of five to be composed of the executive officers of
To file a written report of his actions, etc., judKCII| w^0 *hall hold office throughout their USNT and the presidents, vice-presidents,
at the end of each semester. college careers as bona fide students at North secretaries, and the treasurers of the fresh-
IJulie* of the Secretary Texas State college. They shall be appointed man. sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate
11. Article HI Section IV Clause B (duties by the president of the United Students of classes, plus three faculty advisors to be
of the secretary) shall read: NT8C, with the approval of two-thirds of chosen by the president of NTSC, with the ad-
To record and proaerve all minutes of the the active senate membership. vice and concurrence of the executive offi.
meetings of the student senate and to per- ,6 An amendment to include the following «f USNT
form such other duties as may be designated artjcje in the constitution: Section II
by the senate. Section 1 The <<'*">«>' will meet at the call of the
To collect and file all permanent minutes, J||w# u ^ cr,.ttte<| the offic<# of ,t. president of USNT. who will preside as chair-
torney general, who shall be appointed by the m,in-
USNT president, with two-thirds approval of _ .. _ _ _
the active senate membership, and who shall r"Q DHP Cil OHCIjir
resolutions, reports, and other records, ex-
cept those specificnlly assigned to other of-
To keep roll of tho members and to call
roll when required.
_ ... . career at NTSC. Further, he shall be con-
To notify Mlcr-. "".tor., „„ 0„fc„
and delegates of their appointments and/or
other changes of status.
To conduct the correspondence of USNT
and the student senate.
To file a written report of his actiona^tc.,
at tho end of each semester.
hold office for the remainder of his college
l-'ridsv, April |M
fi p.m., Sigma '.lelta, J101
Section II g p.m.( Meeting of English majors, UB
clause a. The attorney general must have 8.12 p.m.( rqtc Military ball, women's gym
attended NTSC at least one scholastic year, (j: 15 p.m., College Players production, main
He must have a cumulative grade average auditorium
of 1.0, said average to be maintained dur- Saturday. April 19
12. Article III Section V Clause B (duties in* Ufnur,! of Furthei he mu#t bc " 8 p.m., Stage show and "Half Angel" with
of the treasurer) shall mad: To file a written slu,|,'nt "f at '•**t junior standing. Loretta Young, main auditorium
financial report of all appropriations and ex- c'eu*e •>. The attorney general shall have 8.n:so p.m., Phi Delta Beta Grey Cap dance,
penditures of USNT funds at mid-semester following duties: NT clubhouse
snd at tho end of each semester, together To represent any USNT office, board, com- Monday, April 21
with a final written report to ho filed by the mittee, and, or student senate, before tho 5 p.m., Interfruternity council, Dean Woods'
first week in May of each year. student court in all cases arising under this office
18. Article III Section VI Clause A shall constitution. <1.30 p.m., KOED club, Kendall hall
read: All executive officials will be elected 17. An amendment to include the following p.m., Senior Mary Ardens, MA lodgo
by popular ballot in the spring executive article in the constitution: 7 p.m.. Alpha Phi Omega, 508 Avenue A
election and will take office the first Tuesday Section 1 7 p.m., Delta Sigma, 1208 Chestnut
in May, to serve for one year until the follow- All elections in which the student body will 7 p.m., Bridge club, UB
ing first Tuesday in May, or until the new participate as a group will come beneath the 7 p.m., Fruternity meetings
jurisdiction of the USNT. 8 p.m., Sorority meetings
Section II Tuesday, April 22
There is hereby created a board of elec- 6 p.m., Sigma Alpha Iota, Chilton hall
tions to be composed of 10 members, preferably 0:80 p.m., Kappa Mu Epsilon, S309
two from each class, plus the president of 0:4ft p.m., Alpha Kho Tau, L106
USNT serving as ex-officio member. The 6:46 p.m., Sigma Tau Delta, UB
president of USNT will appoint the mem- 7 p.m., Delta Psi Kappa, women's gym
bers with senate approval. 7 p.m., Future Teachers of America, UB
Section III 7:30 p.m., Psi Chi
All members must have at least n 1.0 7:80-10 p.m., Social fundamentals sock hop,
cumulative grade average. MA lodge
Section IV 8 p.m., Mu Phi Epsilon, music hall
The duties of the elections board shall be 8 p.m., Delta Sigma Delta, BC311
as follows: 8 p.m., WRA, women's gym
executive officers are sworn into office.
The Campus Chat
Friday, April 18. 1952
— —— Edited by Harrii
Campus Politics . . .
Candidates State Platforms, Experience
Short sketches of the announced candidates
for the four USNT executive officers are
given here merely for campus voters' In-
formation. This is not a complete list, since
possible candidates have until 4 this after-
noon to file completed petitions with the elec-
tions hoard in the USNT office. (JIX, FTA; would work towards
However, these sketches arc an attempt to North Texas.
show the backgrounds of those who had filed MURRAY, Boston, senior, 22, veteran, ^
petitions by early Wednesday afternoon, and J11"1®' g*'lfttor* ^*overnment mnjor; Mpj,omore senator, freshman senator, presi-
those who have definitely made known their siml.^ix' lh' VT4° dent P'°-tem senate, president Debate club;
a better between the senate and the Campus Chat.
DEAN DAVIS, Denton, junior, 19, male;
intentions to seek office.
Sigma, GIX, Government Pro-Law club, FTA;
would stimulate more active participation in
Bogart Scores in
But Writer Thinks
Brando Better Actor
Phi Alpha Tau, Debate club, Pi Kappa Delta;
wants dependable and aggressive student
government, voice and interest in student
BETTY HORNBACK, Abilene, sophomore,
19, female; sophomore senator, student council
by DON I.II'MAN
In n column of March 26, this writer gave
vent to his surprise and disappointment at
Humphrey Bogart's winning of the Academy
B<igart, who won the award for his portrayal
of Charlie AUnut in "The African Queen,"
was chosan over Marlon Brando, who mado
a strong bid for the Oscar in "A Streetcar
"The African Queen," now being hold over
at the Campus theatre, is the not-so-moving
story of a gin-loving river rat and a straight-
laced missionary Katharine Hepburn, fighting
their way down a treacherous African river.
Floating down the river from one danger di-
rectly into another, they are besieged by croco-
dilse, hostile German soldiers, insects, and
The picture beers a strange reeemhlance to
"King Solomon's Mines," in which the life of
tho heroine was endangered so many times tho
With the Alumni ...
by I.YNETTR VAUMOtflAA
North Texaa es JOHN P. MORGAN, Navy
teaman, hi thawing out after 18 months nt
the U.8. Naval station in Kodiah, Alaska.
Morgan entered the Naval service Jan. II,
3944, and received his recruit training et the
U.S. Naval Training center, San Diego, Calif.
A recent viaitor on the campus was MAR-
VIN SPARKS, who attended North Texas
from 1944 to l 4t.
Sparks, now a resident of Pnnhandle an-
gaged in farming and ranching, waa manager
of the track team when he attended North
HE P. KILL BURSA, who received his BBA
d-ifroo in '60, Is business manager for the
1/ovett-Meredith clinic at Olnef.
Burba and his wife, tho former Joan Tully,
are the parents of a 10-month-old daughter,
film was laughingly dubbed "The Perils of
Bogart plays the role, what there is of it,
to tho hilt, and turns in a masterful, but shal-
low performance. His characterisation of AU-
nut is comic. Perhaps the funniest scene comes
when Bogart has tea with the missionary and
her brother and interrupts the conversation
frequently with gurglings and rumblings of
Bogart's woefully apologetic expressions for
these gastric disturbances would do justice to
any Charlie Chaplin characterisation. The
delightful bits of comedy which highlight the
film, however, do not merit the most coveted
award in filmdom.
While Bogart makes the best of the weak
comic role, it is hard to see how he was
chosen over Brando, who registered such depth
and brilliance In the exceedingly difficult
cheracterisation of Stanley Kowalshi in
"Streetcar." The role celled for strong inter-
pretation of a strong character. Brando played
it to tho fullest.
Brando's performance in "Streetcnr" was
a milestone in the film industry. According
to Hollywood columnists early in 1961, Bran-
do was beyond a doubt the leading contender
for the Oscar. After the filming of "The
African Queen," Bogart began a publicity
campaign which undoubtedly had a strong
bearing on the selection of the best male movie
star of 1981.
According to Jamen Bacon, Hollywood writ-
er, Bogart used some old-fashion "politicking"
and a year filled with sentimentality to assure
his winning of the Oscar.
He hired one of the town's top public rela-
tions outfits and went to work on selling the
1700 members of the Academy on Bogart. The
usual press agentry methods ware used, but
much of the campaign centered on a telephone
campaign among the voting members.
Although Bogart won the Oscar, this writer
still chooses Marlon Brando aa the outatanding
actor of the past year. It would be interesting
to see how box office receipts of "The Africen
Queen" compare with those of Brando's pic-
This writer would give nine-to-five that
Brando would win by a substantial margin.
The information is that furninhed the Chat student government, promote school spirit
by the individual candidates. The name, home- through more entertainment after athletic
town, classification, sex, experience, organi- events, encourage class officers to he more ae-
xational membership, and brief statement of tive, promote interest in national politics at
platform are given in that order. the college level.
PRESIDENT NORMAN RAMSEY. Columbus. O., gradu- , . ,
DICK HARRIS, Eastland, graduate, 22, ate, 28, veteran, male; graduate senator, de- ""'r "L. ~ 4 Kappa Kappa,
male; vice-president USNT, junior senator, bate team, graduate NBC institute, supervisor A,Phl1 _h" T*u; wants more active senate,
president Wesley foundation, president Wes- of chart and graph service at Ohio State uni- wishes heard, closer co-operation
ley players; Phi Alpha Tau, Blue Key, Phi verslty, secretary-treasurer KOED; Sociology , y antl 8enat® 'or the K°od of
Delta Kappa, ACE, FTA, Wesley foundation; club, College players, KOED; would work for the coH#«® m Keneral;
three-phase, 38-point platform includes pro- student influence of meals served in dormito- CHRISTY McKEN/IE, Lancaster, sopho-
mises to work for 11:30 permission in college ries, against a letter jacket ban and any such more, 20> male; sophomore senator, student
dorms and homes on MWF, student partici- measures that would infringe on the rights council work in high school; Alpha Phi Omega,
pation in setting up student rules and regula- of individuals, promote beautification of col- Bridge club, AFROTC rifle team, Marketing
tlons, increased facilities at NT camp at Lake leg< property, promote an interest in foreign expresses an earnest hope and desire
Texoma, try to co-ordinate holidays with those students through exchanges. co-ordinate better all student activities
of other colleges, develop leadership training LEONARD (SQUEEKY) WEEKS. Dallas, loward one common goal.
for student officers, plan for continuity junior, 20, male; secretary USNT, sophomore TREASURER
through records, provide campus tours for senator, president Interfraternity council, MIKE HARMS, Burkburnett, sophomore,
visitors, work out a long-range plan for president Sociology club, secretary Blue Key; 18, male; freshman president, treasurer Phi
USNT. Alpha Chi, Blue Key, Chi Sigma Phi, Sociology AlphB Tau, nine hours' accounting; Manage-
KENNETII M\RTIN, Dallas, senior, 26, club; wants student-managed disciplinary ment club, Phi Alpha Tau, chairman fresh-
veteran, male; president GIX, vice-president control, more foreign students, better repre- man orientation; wants budget for financial
GIX, blood drive manager; Phi Delta Kappa, sentation to the senate, better co-operation status, more representation of student body.
Lellerii lo ■ ... the Editor
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Best Says Chat Follows Reds' Line
With Attacks on Pegler, McCarthy
„ (Tht* a. "rtte^g«l« of .Mi.r NUMMmt. munist Daily Worker. I merely thought it have facts to back up their chargee. I have
Htfimf si it® « nil u running it in iwc hi* , . . .
ataiTntente in lui tnNtaiim*nt th# wrtur aitemp would be of general interest to the student never heard of u caw in which either of them
trar*4 thi* n i ry"i iw °a r *V lit 'fa ■i'o* u in pay body to xee how nearly tho Chat, under your n°* *rm"' ^h supporting
with msoatry ta mm. and (i) Waatkraoh P ti r u a material. You have claimed very vehemently
oat on imaoanaiMa )~nioiuu editorship, follows the Communist Party line . . . f . hie
I>Mf EdiT°r: on thp of McCarthy and Pegler. Many "IT,
You claim that McCarthy as well as Pegler issues of the Daily Worher speek of the " .
goes around assassinating characters. Person- "ravings of McCarthy, together with the ir- , . .. pp *
ally I believe certain chnracters deserve et responsible charges of the Un-Amrieaa Ac . \ *■"**■ **■ ■ * • «jg
least verbal assassinntion. tivities committee." which they cleim will
You have, I believe, claimed that Mc- "progressive" persons from all walks
Carthy smears innocent people. Please name ®f If* Jail.
some. 1 am particularly intonated in seeing McCerthy considers such criticisms as com- them Much if whet i read attacks them.
if you care to defend any of the following pee- plimente. A particularly choice statement but I've noticed that their supporters give
pie sgainst whom McCarthy has made veri- from the Daily Worker howls, "Communists names ilatoo and nlaroa whilo their de-
ous charges: are keenly aware of the damage the Mc tract ' in r.n,r,|jtLs you do
O... utturor.. Harlow Sh.pl,,. K,th„ C.«hy c,™„ 1, P.rl,.p. rj ^kln, . mountain on. nf .
Brunauer, John S. Service, or Philip C. Jes- If McCarthy has not bean able to prove molehill, but I am writing nnd have in the
sup. I have a part of McCarthy's proof his charges it is becausc most of the people he past written these letters in the hope that
against these chnracters and others. I would attacks either resign, are transferred to the perhaps in the future your paper will cease
send it along except that it Is too voluminous United Nations or some other branch of the to print only one side of such controversial
for you to print and you would probably not federal government, are protected by Truman issues. I
be allowed to print it anyway. or Acheson, or are whitewashed by a com- Yours sincerely nnd with no hard feelings,
Pinnlly you claim that I hit below the mittee like the Tydings-McMahon bunch. I hop*,
belt in comparing your paper with the Com- I believe Pegler and McCarthy both usually Robert N
dates, and places which would prove that
either of these men have lied. I realise that
I am sticking my neck out, since 1 know
nothing of these men except what I reed of
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