The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 15, No. 8, October 11, 1923
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Take Yale To Stanford Game rfr South California <JAN Yale Holds 1500-- On to Stanford Vol. XV Los Angeles, California, Thursday, October 11, 1923 No. 8 CONTEST FOR BOWEN CUP IS 15 DAYS AWAY Preliminaries For Forensic Honors to be Held October 25 LARGE NUMBER WILL COMPETE Physical Examination Appointments Must Be Made Soon HAZING ABOLISHED GY Nine Best Speakers Will Enter Finals in Chapel November First By VICTOR COLBURN Only fifteen days remain until the preliminary of the "Annual Bowen Cup Contest” is to take place. Fifteen short days of preparation and the largest number ever witnessed will participate in one of the livest forsenic affairs in the annals of this institution. No longer is urging a necessity, for the students who have already signified their intention to enter the tryouts have surpassed last year’s quota of participants by a goodly number. In short the interest now being shown has never before been equaled. Last year some thirty-five took part in the opening fracas, it would be conservative to say that at least fifty will match their public speaking abilities before the judges October the 25th. OFFER SIX CUPS Many who have talent in public Announcement is made by the Department of Physical Education that all men who were given appointments for Physical Examinations and have not yet reported must call immediately, today (Thursday) at the Men's Gymnasium for a second appointment. The regular examinatino period is now over. Special periods will be arranged for tomorrow, (Friday), and if necessary on Tuesday, October 1C for those not yet examined. All men subject to examination who have not reported for the examination by Friday, October 19 will be barred from all college classes by the Registrar’s Office until such time as the examination is completed. The examination is required of all students in Liberal Arts who have not been specifically exempted from it by the Physical Education Department. VACANCIES FILLED ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Helen Morton Hall, Clarence Johnson and Wrisley Major Are Named Adoption of Other Methods of Dealing With Infractions of Traditions NEW UNIVERSITY SPIRIT KIRCHOFFER IS THANKED speaking and debating are planning Frosh Warned to Wear Insignia to enter. Students of the debating and speaking departments will undoubtedly be among the chief contenders for the six silver loving cups, although indications from Law School might tend to make such a statement falacious. Discussion for this extemporaneous contest will center upon “The Criminal Syndicalism Law of California.” The subject although new to the citizens of our state affords a word of material. In fact, it is a tcpic which was played up before the people in every newspaper only a few months ago. Those trying out must remember that a preparation upon the general subject is necessary so that they may speak for five minutes upon any particular phase. Last year was the first time in the history of the contest that women students really showed any unusual interest in competative speaking. However, they were more than successful in capturing three of the six cups, and thus dividing honors with the men. In view of past achievements, it looks as though the male members will have quite some time in keeping the co-eds from trompling all over them. PRELIMINARY, OCTOBER 2.5 According to the latest plans formulated by debate manager Ned Lewis. the preliminary contest will take place. October 25tli. one week before the finals. From all those trying out Beginning on October Fifteenth (Cointinued on Page 2) Three vacancies on the executive committee were filled by appointments made at the meeting Tuesday night. Helen Morton Hall was appointed in place of Helen Fine, Clarence Johnson in place of Beatrice Cartwright, and Wrisley Major as graduate representative in place of Helen Tobie. Another important step taken was the passing of a motion to the effect that a man from both Dentistry and Law be appointed to the Trojan Knights. These appointments will be made by the presidents of the Associated Student Body at each school. The Frosh will be especially interested in the fact that Freshman Co-operation of all Students in Observing Rules Urged by Harry Silke Ey Dorothy Herriman Attempts to reorganize the method of enforcing traditions through a process of education rather than physical force is the big aim of the University . of Southern California this year, according to Harry Silke, Student Body President. Stating that the University has no other choice in the methods of enforcement since the abolition of hazing by Dr. R. B. von KieinSmid, President of the University, Mr. jSilke went on to give his views on the subject. In the opinion of Mr. Silke the aim of the newly organized Trojan Knights will be to develop loyalty among the upper classmen and to get them to cooperate in this new system in order that they may s%t an example to the lower classmen and educate them up to the standards of U. S. C. rather than using the “rough stuff” of former years. STUDY OTHER SCHOOLS During his trip to New York this summer Mr. Silke made personal investigations into the methods of enforcing traditions of various eastern universities and announces that such colleges as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton do not keep order among their students by hazing and claims that the utmost loyalty and co-operation exists among the students. “Another ambition which we hope to realize this year,’’ says Mr. Silke, “is to develop a distinct type among the U. S. C. men. One always hears of the Harvard type, or the Princeton type, but never do we hear of the* U. S. C. type of man. Therefore we want to bring out a type of man through this new system of ours which will be an honor to U. S. C.” NEW TROJAN SPIRIT ifarry Silke also discovered while in the east that several unpleasant occurrences which happened last year as a result of hazing had giv- Form Big Brother Committee to Aid Freshmen Athletes Big Brothers of the University, an organization of upper classmen with a present purpose to act as goodfriends, advisors and moral helpers to Freshman athletes, and sponsored by Coach Elmer Henderson, met Monday noon and made plans for immediate work. According to Lester Heine-man, chairman, every Frosh pigskin contender now has a Big Brother appointed to him. and later, every first year track man will have a guiding aid. As far as can be ascertained, Southern California leads the field in being the first to start the Big Brother idea. The organization is now in its infancy, but expects to develop, and be a big factor in Freshmen successes. Geo. Kerslake, John Woods, and Okey King were appointed as a committee to head the work. The following men are Big Brothers: W. Sykes, Les Anderson, Ralph Mathisen, Harold Rogers, Carlton Dudley, Stan Wheeler, Hilbert Smith, Lyman Johnston. Oron McCaeb, Kenneth Kennedy, Worth Coleman, Gien Dudley, Orville Buck, Wendell Rhodes, Buck Oudermeulen, Geo. Kerslake, K. C. Mobary, Harry Holten, C. Sanders, Wm. Delphey, Jack Hill, Clarence Nelson, Chas. Mayor, Gene Pierce, and Bud Landers. hats will be placed on sale October en an unfavorable impression of U 15. After this date any Frosh not wearing one of these hats will be subject to discipline by the organization having this in charge. It was also moved that a letter of thanks be written to Mr. Hugo Kirchoffer for the help that he has given in leading songs. 'Students are reminded that meetings of the executive committee are open to all and that it is really desirable that more come. HALLOWEEN PARTY IN THE AIR SAYS MARTHA At the first all-university social event of the year, the Hallowe'en Dance is being anxiously anticipated by members of all the various colleges. and is being even more eagerly awaited by the new Frosh who never before have “been in on” a good old Trojan party. November 3, is the date set for the affair which is to take place in the Banquet Room of the Elite on | South Flower street. The committee in charge is arranging some surprise features in addition to the usual items of fun. Old fashioned refreshments, a special musical program. and the “best orchestra in town” are being counted on to liven things up considerably. Informality is to characterize the whole affair. “Tuxes,’’ formal dress, fatcv costumes—all such will be strictly out of place; anything else will be O. K.. so the committee rules. Martha Smith, student body secretary, says: “The executive committee and school officers are enthusiastic about this first big party 'of the year, and we want the rest of the school to enthuse with us. We’ll guarantee a good time for everyone, and might even go so far as to promise that if the Hallowe'en Party is a success we'll have the next affair at the Biltmore!” MEN’S GYM CLASSES TO STARTNEXT MONDAY Extensive plans for a big year of Gym sports are being formulated by Professor LaPdrte and Mr. Nichols. Every form of physical activity is to be placed on the year's program, and everyone wil be given an opportunity to take part in standard sports, as football, basketball, track and baseball. Gym classes will start next Monday. All are warned to be in gym suits, ready to report five minutes after the time set for the class to begin. S. C. Therefore it is not only advisable but necessary, according to the Student Body President, that U. S. C. create othe*- standards rather than hazing. Already authorities are beginning to comment on the new Trojan spirit which prevails on the campus and believe that the student body is progressing through this feeling of co-operation.. “The Freshmen are coming through wonderfully,’ says Harry “in backing up the traditions'’ and says that the Sophomores are beginning to sit up and take notice. This new sophomore spirit is widened by the organization of a committee of officers and leaders to look after the destinies of the class. The purpose of this committee is to assist the Trojan Knights in every possible way. They meet once a week to discuss practical ways of enforcing traditions. VETS TO MEET All Federal Board Students are asked to report to the room in the rear of Federal Board Office at 12 o’clock Thursday, October 11. The meeting is for the purpose of organizing and nominating officers. Elaborate Bleacher Stunts Planned for Nevada Game FRESHMAN CUSS HOLDS ELECTION Teetzel Wins Presidency; Peagreeners to Function as Regular Class With the largest vote in the history of the school the Freshman class settled the matter of class president Tuesday noon in a meeting after chapel. Winifred Teetzel of Pasadena was elected with a vote of 140 against 96 for Willard Brown of Moorpark. The meeting was called to order by George Orme, president of the Junior Class, who introduced Dr. Waugh, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Waugh, with a word of greeting to the new Trojans, invited them to make him their confident and bring their problems to him, assuring them of his sincere desire to help them get started in the right way. George Orme then, after lauding the spirit shown by ’27 and making a plea for a continued recognition of the sacred traditions of the university, suggested that the defeated candidate be made Sergeant-at-Arms. A motion was made and carried to that effect and the vote taken by ballot. From now on the Frosh will function as a class on their own responsibility, without relying upon the guiding of the Juniors for direction. The officers as elected on the two ballots are: President—Winifred Teetzel. Vice-president—Genevieve Johnson. Secretary—Helen Morgan. Treasurer—Malcolm Chambers. Sergeant-at-Arms—Willard Brown. The various standing committees will probably be selected .by the president at the next meeting of the class. Unnecessary razzing and horseplay in the bleachers were the only things criticised by Yell leader Mo-Cann in reference to the rooting section last Saturday. He expressed as being pleased on the whole with the yells and cheers. “The bleachers is not a circus ring,” he said, “we do not want any one playing the clown. Such an exhibition makes a bad impression on outsiders.” “Hank” is planning full bleacher stunts for the doming game with Nevada Saturday. The word “Trojan” will be spelled out with the cards and caps as it was last year. At the rally today in assembly further details of this stunt will be given. It is especially asked that the seats be filled in from the first row and so on up. A new feature of the rooting section is the fact that the upper half will be given over to the girls who are expected to yell as loudly as the men. “There’s no need to emphasize the need of a stronger rooting section Saturday,” said the yell king.” This is the last game that will be played in the Coliseum before the Cal. game So much has been said about the support from the bleachers, that every- loyal Trojan knows where he or she belongs.on that day and that is expected from each one. All the practice in yelling and bleacher stunts is needed that can be gotten.” RECEPTION TO BE GIVEN BY COSMOPOLITAN CLUB On Friday evening, October 12, the Y Hut will become a center of rousing cheer and goodfellowship when the Cosmopolitan Club gives its annual reception to all students of the campus. The Club, of which Miss Lydia is president, extends an open invitation to all English and foreignspeaking students who are interested in the work of the club, and urges all to come and help create a more friendly relation among the different nationalities represented here. “Most wonderful associations are formed at these gatherings,” says Miss Glover, “And, never before has there been so great an opportunity for work among the foreign students in the University.” Plans for the reception are being prepared by Miss Frances Lucas, vice-president of the club. Many feature stunts and games will form an important part of the program and then, of course, refreshments. MONTHLY PLAYS BY SCH00L0E SPEECH Chapel in Old College Rebuilt Into Adequate Place for Play Productions PROGRAMS MONTHLY Method of Treating Trojan Frosh Sets New Precedent Recitals to be Given in Conjunction with College of Music Aided by a specially constructed theater, the School of Speech will inaugurate a new policy, this semester, of giving one public production a month. The old chapel has been completely rebuilt into an adequate up-to-date theater. “We feel that instead of spending the amount allowed for equipment, it would be a better plan to use the money for the reconstruction of the old chapel. It will provide us with a campus theajer in which all plays can be given, even the larger productions,” stated Miss Mildred Voorhees. teacher of dramatics in the Schoo lof Speech. According to Miss Voorhees the large auditorium is very undesirable because of its size and poor acoustics. It necessitates the players standing on the very front of the stage and fairly shouting, thus making it impossible for the more subtle plays to be produced. The equipment also <s considered so poor that it has not been possible to complete the required sets. The old ’chapel has been completely rearranged, the stage being raised and the seating capacity greatly enlarged. The necessary equipment, such as the lighting and scenery is being rapid4y procured and soon everything will be in working order. The recital, given last June at commencement, was so greatly praised and so many pleas made for more like it, that the school of speech has decided to put on several of its kind. These are to be given in matinee and evening performances so that everyone desiring to see them will have an cpprotunity to do so. These recitals will also be given in conjunction with the Music Department. The first of a series of plays to be produced is to be given the latter part of this month. Three one-act plays constitute the first performance, the scenes of which are to be especially arranged by the play production class. The exact date has not been stated nor have the plays been caste as yet. ■ The annual three-act play is lo be given about the first of December. TICKET SALE TO OPEN-TODAY FOR SENIOR HOP Tickets will go on sale today lor the first big Senior informal dance, to be given one week from tomorrow night at the Garden of Allah. The tickets are to be $1.50 and will only be sold to Seniors. Alumni must get their tickets through the Seniors. Margaret Clarey, vice-president of the class, is in charge of the arrangements. The first meetihg of the Senior class was held Tuesday. The president of the Student Body said a few words about the responsibility cf the Seniors in seeing that no physical force is used in the enforcement of the traditions of the University. Bishop Stevens was the principal speaker in Chapel exercises Tuesday. He was preceeded on the platform by Harold Stonier. Mr. Stonier, speaking for the President who is at present in the East on a lecture tour, re-stated the stand being made by President von KieinSmid- with the co-operation of student body and faculty against the use of physical force in hazing. He stated that this policy sets a precedent in University traditional history throughout the land and that the eyes of the collegiate world are turned towards the campus of this University, anxiously awaiting the result of the experiment. The success of this policy will mean that it will be in all probability adopted by the majority of universities and colleges in the country, and it will also mean another triumph for President von Klein-Smid as a national educator and for U. S. C. as having a progressive student body. Bishop Stevens’ topic was that of Optimism. He stated that of late the so-called “young intellectuals” of the land, the literary young bloods of Greenwich Village and elsewhere, had created a vogue of pessimism as a mental state and that any one showing optimistic tendencies is duped by them as having a “Rotarian” or “Kinwanis” mind. The Bishop very emphatically stated that he had a Rotarian mind if its chief characteristic was optimism. He went on at further length to show that where there is progress there must be a spirit of optimism and hopefulness and closed his address by quoting the old proverb, “the worse never happens.” ROOTERS HOLD ■ YELL FEST IN CHAPEL TODAY Rally to Create Pep For Trojans’ First Conference Game SOPHS ENTERTAIN FROSHAT AFFAIR Glendale to be Scene of Party; Trophy Dance Feature of Evening First Sophpmore party of the year will be given in honor of the Freshmen on Friday, October 19. The dance will be held at the Tuesday Afternoon Club in Glendale. Ruth Canary, in charge of the function, announces that, “Although the party is in Glendale it is really a most convenient place to reach, and that complete directions how to get there will be printed in the next edition of the Trojan.” The party will be informal and will serve as a ‘get acquainted party’ for the new and old students. Members of the Freshmen and Sophomore classes will receive free tickets upon presentation of a receipt for their class dues which Nwill be due next week. Juniors may attend the dance if they pay at the door. The special feature of the evening will be a Trophy Dance. The best dancers will be awarded a prize by an appointed committee of judges. The committee in charge of the program is composed of the officers of the Sophomore class. Ruth Canary, vice-president, is very anxious that everyone be there, as she says, "This is just another opportunity for all of us to know each other better.” Don Francisco Will Speak To Commerce Classes Today KIRCHOFFER TO DIRECT SINGING Stanford Trip to be One Topic—Band Makes Appearance Special numbers by the U. S. C. band; twenty-five minutes' of singing under the direction of Hugo Kirchoffer, community leader, whose services the University has obtained during the football season; and the selling of rooting caps will be the features of today’s rally. This is all for the preparation of the first Pacific Coast Conference game Saturday between U. S. C. and the University of Nevada. Cheer King, Hank McCann, will coach the students in yells, and has several novel offerings. A list of names of anyone who will offer his machine for use in future parades will be taken. DISCUSS STANFORD TRIP George Boeck, who has charge of the Stanford trip which the Rally Committee is promoting, will make announcements regarding the trfp. In order to secure the steamship "Yale' for the trip, the committee must know at once the number who intend to go via boat to the big game. Those making the trip by boat will leave Los Angeles at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. The “Yale” will be decorated with U. S. C. colors and a special section will be reserved for U. S. C. rooters if 300 students sign up for the trip. The boat will reach San Francisco Saturday morning. By catching the train soon after the boat docks, the crowd will arrive in Palo Alto at noon Saturday. The boat usually leaves San Francisco at 4 o’clock but if 300 rooters take the boat, the boat will be held over until 8 o’clock in order that students may get back to school by Monday. The boat will arrive in Los Angeles Sunday nighL Round trip on the boat, including meals, will be $22.50. Railroad fare from San Francisco to Palo Alto will be $1.50. BAND MAY TAKE BOAT It is hoped that the Trojan band will be able to accompany the rooters on the boat. Mr. Dutton has been selected to represent Law College on the Rally committee. He said Dentistry was planning future rallies before the games. Announcements will also be made today regarding the “send-off rally” before the team leaves on the northern trip Saturday evening. All students, having cars which will be available to receive visiting teams and aid in sending off the Trojan varsity are requested to turn in their names to Bud Welin or “Buck” Oudermeulen at the rally today. Machines are needed for the Nevada game, the Wolf Pack arriving in Los Angeles at 7:55 o’clock Saturday morning. “Advertising as a Profesion” will be the subject of a talk by Don Francisco to be given at 10 o’clock today in the old chapel. This is the first of a series of talks on Advertising by prominent Los Angeles adverusing men. Mr. Francisco, who is in charge of the publicity department of the California Fruit Frower’s Association, will deal with the inspirational side of the. advertising business. All the College of Commerce classes will be dismissed so that the students ma' attend this lecture. All other students who are interested are invited to attend. Mr. Francisco is the first of the fifteen speakers who have been secured under the auspices of the Journalism Department to give talks on the subject of advertising. These talks will be given in a series of twro each month in order to give the students an opportunity to come in con- tact with the practical side of the advertising business. The lectures are underwritten by the California Advertisers' Service Association which co-operated with Mr. Goodnow in preparing this series and all the speakers are regular staff men. This lecture will be followed by a talk on “Analysis in Advertising,” by E. C. Hansel on Thursday, October 25 at 8 o’clock in Engineering 11. M\ Hansel is an advertising agent. Thursday, Nov. 13, Max Hammel of the Hammel-Sutphen Advertising Agency, will speak on “Merchandising.” The series will include a talk bv T. J. Mamber on “Typography and Layout ’ and one by R,alph Garnier on “Engraving.” Mr. Goodnow considers this an exceptional opportunity for students to get an insight on advertising from men who are experts in that line. All students who are interested are privileged to attend. ONE HUNDRED MEN WILL BE ON NEW Y M COUNCIL One hundred men on the “U-Y Council is the plan of the University Y. M. C. A. for this year. This council will be the nucelus of all Y activities. Two-thirds of the men for this council ihave been chosen, but there is still room for others who wish to participate. Information concerning membership on the council may be obtained from the desk in the Y hut. Floyd Reeves, Y president says, "Those who wish to belong to this council should sign up this week. We want to get an early start, and make the year the most successful one the Y has ever had ” HAND IN DATA Although many fraternities, sororities ,and campus organizations have handed in the addresses and telephone numbers of the organization houses, there are still several unheard from. This information must be in by noon today in order that the directory can be completed for tomorrow’s issue of the Trojan.
|Title||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 15, No. 8, October 11, 1923|
|Description||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 15, No. 8, October 11, 1923.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
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