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School CP - April 1920



Corpun file 23599

The Evening Missourian, Colombia, 1 April 1920, p.1

May Stop Paddling

Students to Vote on Measure Prohibiting Groups From Enforcing Rules.


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The 1920 student election will hold the center of the stage tomorrow for all undergraduates of the University of Missouri.

Added interest was aroused late today when it was learned that the students would be asked to vote upon an amendment to the Student Constitution prohibiting paddling or other forms of punishment of students except by members of the school and college in which the victim is enrolled. Heretofore the students in the College of Agriculture and the School of Engineering have punished violators of campus rules, especially unwritten laws, against walking on the grass.

The members of the Student Council and the Student Senate have known of the amendment for two weeks, but, before today, it was not generally known by the students.

The amendment is as follows:

"(a) It shall be unlawful for any group or combination of students to establish or set up any rule or regulation governing the acts or conduct of the student body as a whole, or members thereof, as such.

"(b) Furthermore, it shall be unlawful for any group or combination of students to enforce as against the student body as a whole, any rule, regulation or custom pertaining to or affecting the student body as a whole.

"(c) Furthermore, it shall be unlawful for any group or combination of students to punish or attempt to punish any student for any infraction of any rule, regulation or custom pertaining to the student body as a whole, whether such rule, regulation or custom be an existing and authorized rule, regulation or custom, or one established or set up in violation of paragraph (a) of this amendment."

Other amendments deal with the qualifications of members of the Student Council and with the filling of vacancies among the student officers.

The polls will be open from 8 o'clock until 3 o'clock.

[...]



Corpun file 23600

The Evening Missourian, Colombia, 3 April 1920, p.1

Paddling Is Upheld


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[...]

Constitutional Amendment No. 2. (Regulating paddling)
For, 654.
Against, 1,487.

[...]

The amendment to prohibit paddling or others forms of punishment of University students by others than members of the department in which they are enrolled was swamped by a 1,487 - 654 vote. Only 275 votes were cast against the amendment on filling vacancies in student offices, [...]

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