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DARK MUSINGS
DARK MUSINGS
Item IDegyptian1942 0508dart.tif
TitleDARK MUSINGS
AuthorBy WALLACE W. PRICE
DescriptionNEGRO REPRESENTATION:

Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1942 May 8
Volume23
Issue28
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptDARK MUSINGS
By WALLACE W. PRICE

NEGRO REPRESENTATION:

"If it stings and stinks, it is good, " say spine people concerning rubbing liniment. That, however, is not t case of adjustment problems here on the campus. When some condlltions stink and stiig, as some on the campus do, contrary to the above belief, it is not good. Many of the students are not entirely aware of just ‘hat controversy is going on. One of the main issues on this campus is Negro representation.
ecently, as reported in last week's Egyptian, sev eral Negro students visited the Student Council meeting and made a plea for changes in the constitution, then being revised. The council discussed the proposed plans after the request, which had as its objec tive the placing of a Negro on the Cquncil—somepne who would know about the problems of the Negro swdents. The Council, senningly favorable tp the proposal, left this matter for the revising constitution committee to consider. This committee, headed by Vic Hicken, brought the constitution back practically in the original form, In so far as Negro representation was concerned, it was entirely overlooked and ignored.
Presient Callis said that the Student Council had no authority to change the constitution as it was asked because of the constiftjtion of the Cqllege. But after looking through the College's constitution, I cquld not find anywhere or anything in the constitution forbidding or denying the Student Council the right to change their constitution. No reference was there saying their constitution. No reference wa there saying that the Student Council was a subsidiary of the School Constitution. Therefore the Student Council could take the initiative in so far as Negro representatives were concerned. In short, there was nO clause saying that the Student Council had to abide by the School Constitution in matters pertaining to the student election.
LanguageEnglish
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