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
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)
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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