The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 15, No. 56, February 29, 1924
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1924 Extravaganza Is Presented Tonight f» South California <JAN Today Is Last Day To Order El Rodeo Vol. XV Los Angeles, California, Friday, February 29, 1924 Number 5j£, LAST OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE El RODEO Sales to Date Have Not Been Satisfactory According to Manager Holton OFFICE OPEN ALL DAY Exact Number of Covers Needed Must be Known if Annual Appears on Time By HELEN FAULKNER E1 Rodeo sale closes today. There remains only this morning and this afternoon in which to purchase this year's annual. Many demands have been made for an extension of time, hut according to Harry Holton, manager. this will be absolutely impossible because ihe exact number of covers must be known immediately. Sales have been very poor up to date. “The students should realize.” says Holton, “that El Rodeo is an all-Universtty publication, and deserves the support of the entire student body. We were expecting a decided increase in the sales the last few days, but as yet it can hardly be noticed. Students are disappointed every year because they neglected to reserve an annual. Do not let this be the case this year.’* The office in the Associated Booli Store will be open all day, as well as the branch in the old College. The Arcade ticket booth will also be open between the hours of 11 and 1. Three dollars only is required to reserve an annual, the remaining one dollar and a half can be paid on or after May 15, the date on which the annuals will be out. This year's El Rodeo will surpass any which has ever appeared on the campus. The book will be 100 pages larger, in which pictures of every activity and organization can be found. In short, it is planned to make the book representative of the University of Southern California. According to Kenneth Crist, editor, several senior records have not been turned in. These must be in immediately as well as the few group pictures which remain to be taken. Many of the campus organizations have not siened up for space as yet. Those wishing to find out any details can do so by seeing Alva Woodhouse. Proofs which are uncalled for at the Gentry Studio at 342 South Broadw’av. will be turned in to the Ei Rodeo office. The staff will make the decision 1924 CAMPUS FROLICS TO BE GALA EVENT OF THE SEASON UNIVERSITY TO STAGE ATHLETES TO STRUT THEIR PROGRESSIVE AFFAIR Five Sorority and Fraternity Houses to be Scenes of Event Some of the principals in the cast of thirty stud ents who perform in ‘ Frolics of 1924'' tonight, are shown above. From left to right they are: Pauline Klene, who plays the leading role of “Betty Brown;” Marjorie Thomas, who enacts ihe second lead as "Clance La Conte:" Hayden Phythian, in the star part of "Ted living;” Edith Gronen. as ‘Pegay Warren.” the athletic girl; Busty Dupuy, who plays “Nat Spencer’’ the second male lead; and Dorothy Cofiin in the part of the school imp, “Marie La Blanche.” All of the above have solos in the musical production. - c------ Annual Musical Comedy and Extravaganza to be Presented in Bovard Auditorium Tonight; Original Musical Hits Are Featured By GRADY SETZLER The dress rehearsals of the University Extravaganza, for which a well known comic magazine of national repute has dedicated its last issue, was fought out on the front battle lines Wednesday and Thursday nights with some of the most elaborate and gorgeous scenery and light-ng effects that ever matched so classy and entertaining a cast. The writer sat in at the scenic rehearsal Wednesday and predicts the show Qwill “go over big.” The followers oi Cardinal and Gold are predicted to receive some Fort McArthur to Be Visited by Engineers MANDOLIN AND BANJO CLUBS TO BE ORGANIZED When Salvatore Tomaso's mando-1 in and banjo club gets going Shakespeare's stuff will be put entirely in the shade, according to loc^l enthusiasts Mr. Tomaso, who is a celebrated mandolist. wishes to organize a man-dolin-banjo club on the campus. He has had wide experience in organizing such clubs and has been responsible lor such organizations at 'lie University of Chicago, Northwestern, l.ake Forest, and other la'-ge institutions. The club is be- President K. C. Mobary has succeeded in making arrangements with Major Rulilen. the commander at Fort McArthur, for an inspection trip through the fort. This trip will be c; interest to all engineers.. The expedition will leave the “Barn” at one o’clock sharp on this Fridav afternoon. “If you have a machine bring it,” ; says Prof. Mobary, “if not come and lide with some one else." The trip; will end at about four o'clock. FORENSIC ARTISTS WORKING FOR WIN Trojan Debaters to Meet Red-j lands at U.S.C. and S.B.U.C. at Mills Pough Hall I The decisive debates of the Southern California Public Speaking Conference, which is composed of U. S. C., Pomona, Occidental, Whittier, S. B. U. C-, and Cal Tech, will take place of the most delightful surprises tint | next Thursday nieht when U. S. C. the science ot psychology and imag-, meets Redlands at the Old College ination ever recorded. Old Bovard auditorium and S. B. I'. C- at the MUSIC BY GENE JOHNSON Informality Idea is Stressed: Dates Arc Not at All Essential “Wear your old clothes,” said Evelyn Smith, in an interview. By way of explanation, it might be stated that Miss Smith was not referring to anything connected with the conservation of clothing, but was merely emphasizing the informality which will characterize ihe all-University dance to be given Thursday, March 20. This event which will be the first of its kind this year, Fs a progressive affair, to be given at five of the fra-:emit'.' and sorority houses on Twenty-eighth Street. These include the Phi Alpha. Delta Gamma. Alpha Chi, Pi Phi, and Lambda Psi houses. The Music Box, under the direction of Gene Johnston, will furnish the orchestra, who in turn wil! provide the necessary inspiration and syncopation at each of the five houses. A reception committee will be appointed for every house to promote i* general atmosphere of festivity. The Sophomore Executive Committee, which has been placed in charge of the punch arrangements, promises something very much worthwhile in the way of liquid refreshments. Seven-thirty to eleven are the hours for the evening’s enjoyment. For 'lie nominal sum of five cents or one nickel one couple may participate in a coinpanying alluring music. ‘Dates, while very essential in some cases, are entirely unnecessary in this instance and should be discouraged rather than encouraged,” says Evelyn Smith. STUFF AT RIG VARSITY BALL Tickets for Events at Alexandria Hotel Sponsored by Varsity Club Are Going Fast; Trojan Eleven to Furnish Music POLITICAL EVENT TO judging fiorn the advance ticket sale, the Varsity Ball which is to fce held ut the Hotel Alexandria on the evening of Saturday. March 1, w;ll te attended by a large and representative number of campus folk. Over fifty per cent of the tickets are already sold,’’ said Bob Greene, who is in charge of the sale. “As only three hundred were printed we expect to be sold out in a very short time. Those who want to come and ha\ e not yet purchased tickets had better hurry for there will be absolutely no last minute sale and not even one extra couple is going to be admitted. Plenty of good dancing space is guaranteed." C Besides the opportunity to enjoy the j excellent floor and music, those who participated will get a chance to view seme of S. C.’s leading athletes “strutt their stuff.” According to Johnny Hawkins, this alone will be more than worth the price of admission. The list of patrons and patronesses includes many of the most prominent names of the University; Mr. and Mrs. l^eo Calland. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Crom- . T .----| well. Mr. and Mrs. W O. Hunter. Mr. New Committees Are Appomt- | and Mrf Ra)rnwn(1 Hunt an(l VoltHire ed to Assist in Mock Perkins Convention | Frank Hadlock. who is in charge of Issuing of the official call for tbe j the committee which is handling the convention has effected a strong re ; dance says: “The Trojan Eleven is to sponse in tbe choosing of state > f,irniRh the music for the dance and delegates by the appointed state show their usual classy form ot chairmen. Although two months wil; 8yncoPa^on. Anyone who is not in-elapse before the political event wil’ sP|re<l to do some mean walking by take place, intensive work of the j _a*pre*aT'on belongs in a sanitar-committeemen is necessary in the Nominations to be Limited to Prominent Republican Leaders WATCH BIG DELEGATION ‘ When You Are Near" on sale tonight. Mr. Tomaso wishes to meet all those who are interested, whether they plav the instrument or not, in Hoose 206 at 12:45 today. Tkelele. banjo and mandolin clubs will be organized separately and t’lere will be one also which coniine organized under the auspices of bines all three instruments. No fees 1 S. C. •aj?! will be charged. Extravaganza Wamp Sauce Auditorium will be deck out in the gayest party dress ever pinned, pleated and tucked on her. “The times that try men’s souls” truly cmie with the first throwing of spots and pTacng of new and strange scenery, the first introduction to Hal Robert's picked American Legion Orchestra, the working under strange robes and costumes, as the scanty insulation of Roman dress, and the others of a myriad colored masked ball, and the grilling and drilling over lines long gone stale. As things began to run smoothly, the little rehearsal audience shed tears and convulsed with laughter. They conceded heartily that the story was a scream from beginning to end, and the funniest thing ever sprouted in Los Angeles. Bronson Howard as the old bachelor professor, and his opposite. Mildred Goudge as the old maid are predicted to . furnish enough spectacular fun to Prni)pc tn Rt> First Claw weXt .the stone face of the Sphinx- * ■ m I" Ol especially as Howard w«ar? such a 1 charming and revealing costume. By AL TACHET sauce for the goose is | Co ed's Ideal Room-mate,” “Interviews With Extravaganders," “What Chance 1'as a Fem?” “Nursery Rhymes,” •Song of the Trojan Women," “A Kappa Beta Phi.” and “Remembering" are short bits of a distinctly superior quality. The longer contributions in Wampus What is sauce fer the gander, and. happiv, be rJvtvavgander number of Wampu.s offers much that is tir-t class sauce. !:*. ; lie p esent number the W:<mpu.° aims *o strike at two different objects, namely. Campus Frolics, the ert’-vi- . n-'a which will be seen tonight, and | are The Bedroom Scene,” a clever ’be male sex in general. The two el* - one-act play pretending to be censored rnents have been combined in ihe from the extravaganza: “On Being t> le through the simple act of coin- Educated.” a sophisticated bit of ing a new word; therefore the word humor which luckily for Wampus will “Extrava'-rander.” The genius respon- i go over the head of many students: sible for the latest contribution to the i and another one-act play. “Behind lhe English languaee is none other th in Curtain." wiiich in the opinion of the O. H. King, editor in chief of Wampus, j esent writer is about the best thing How’ever. a careful reading of the in the magazine. magazine tails to reveal much to Th*> art work for the Extravagander warrant the gander part of the title, is good but does not measure up to As is the case of every comic maga- I the quality of the work in the last two •/ine. everv pl»v and almost every i numbers. A few of the short jokes -xamplc of humor. it is the feminine have been heard before, but on the element which is 'he butt of witticism, j whole, Wampus more than holds its In “William Sees the Play.’’ Willie own in the current number. Live cleverly joshes his own play. | The Extravagander number is dedi-“The Golden Egg'’ is sophisticated, cated to Al Wesson, its former editor. “The Song of an Ecotist” t^nds to be j The work so well started by Al is be-rhilosophic without being humorless. ! mg splendidly carripd by O. H. King Tncidpntally ii is quite truthful. “The 1 his successor. Unlike most musical comedies, tbe play has a real, highly spiced and entertaining plot, that will keep the fans on the edge of their seats from the well blended projection of approximately thirty speaking parts. The play is excellently studded with gems of music. It is written particularly about LT. S. C. with distinctive professional genius effervescing. Gene Johnson leads the chorus on to victory with such ankle itchers as “Six and Seven Eighths'' and the “Dancin' Craze,” the plaintive, appealing b°Hads as “When You are Near,” “Someone." and affection provoker and “Autumn Time” sung by the leading lad^. Pauline Klene. as Betty Brown, the winsome heroine. There is also the funnvbone tickling span of “When I knocked ’em dead at Wel'esly, snd “When I knocked ’em dead at Yale,” by Zimiria and Aloyisius. Poth songs are quite catch>\ And then there is a genuine southern melody entitled “Those Woozy Wooz." which are some blues. The song is accompanied by clog danc-(CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) Southern Branch, Millspaugh Hall. The standing of the leading parti cipants of the conference are as fol lows: Won Lost U. S. C.........3 1 Redlands ........ 4 0 S. B. C. C....... 3 1 “It can Tie seen by the standing of the above schools that it is very es tential for the U. S. C. debaters to win both at S. B. U. C. and Redlands,” said Ned Lewis. “The question to be debated upon is “Resolved, that Congress should have the power to reenact laws declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.” Speaking for the negative, Raymond Brennan and Bill Moore will speak for U. S. C. against Redlands. As leader of the team from Redlands Russell Andrus with Dwayne Gordon will represent Redlands. Mr. Andrus recently won the southern California Extemporaneous speaking contest. At the Southern Branch U. S. C.’s s>de. the affirmative, will be sustained by Xed Lewis and Arthur Syvertson. Both the debates at the S. B. U. C and at the Old College, will be free of charge. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these debates. MILLS EDUCATOR TO SPEAK MONDAY Will Speak in Connection With Local Drive for Women’s Building Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt one of the outstanding w-omen educators of the country and president of Mills College, is to speak Monday at the special assembly to tie held at 11 o’clock. Dr. Rheinhardt has risen to her high position in the educational world through her wrork at Mills College. She has brought the institution to a position wtoere it ranks among the leading women's colleges of the country. Dr. Rheinhardt has also taken an active part in educational drives throughout the country and is coming here in connection with the local drive for the women's building wiiich fact should make her address of special interest to women students of the Fniversity. Tn order that all may have a chance to hear Dr. Rheinhardt speak, those classes scheduled for 11 will Tie held on Tuesday at 11 instead. Tuesday's chapel exercises being disposed with. next few weeks if the proper procedure is to be carried out. Just who tbe convention is likel; o nominate remains a mystery to all concerned. While any delegate is privileged to name any good Republican for the party standard bearer it is expected that the members of the convention will limit their choice to five or six of the most sig nificant contestants. According to the general chairman this will be necessary because of the lack of time. The U. S. C. convention it to complete their business in two and one half hours while the rea national gathering is allowed da;,. to come to a decision. Up to the present time none « the state delegations have been instructed as to who their choice is to be. Among the states which are going to be closely watched are New ium.” As the dance is to be an informal one, no corsages are to be worn. Thi* is following the precedent set by the Junior F*hom when only two disr^gard-ed to injunction to do away with corsages. “This is a particularly important point,” said Johnny Hawkins,” and applies to everyone who is going. Any departure from this rule will show a lack of co-operation with the spirit of the affair. ’ Cercle Francais To Meet In Hollywood Cercle Francais will meet this afternoon at the home of Professor and Mrs. Kenneth Bissel. 73"7 Franklin Ave.. Ho!lvwrood. The meeting will be from two to six. as previously announced. Everyone w-ho is interested in French is invited, whether a member of the club or not Transoortation will be provided for everyone and cars will leave the campus at 2:15 and 3:15. Those who plan to go will meet at the French office at 2 or 3 o’clock. Directions for reaching the meeting place are as follows: Out Wilshire to La Brea Ave.. then north on La Brea to Franklin Ave. ,and tw-o blocks west on Franklin to Camino Palmero. The women’s fiesta pareant written by Evelyn Brownell, will be presented 1 at Stanford on May 10. ARISTOTELIANS HOLD REGULAR MEETING At the regular meeting of the Aristotelian Literary Society held last Tuesday evening. Professor Gilliland of the History Department, favored those present by reading a series of quotations from and about President Wilson, significant of the place held by him in designing the greatest plan tor world peace that history' has ever known. “In the years mat lie ahead.” said Doctor Gilliland, “we will find that Wilson was the great idea’ist of the twentieth century, a man whose ideals it v ’i take tbe nations of today centuries to re?ch.” The program for the evening consisted of a constitutional baseball game which all present engaged in and wrhich was adjudged to be a very exciting and informative pastime after both sides had had their innings. To Mr. Small, the new censor, goes the credit for initiating fhe new game which promises to be very popular. Chaplain McCollum-made some excellent suggestions for the better campus unity of the society. For March 10, Mr. McGee and Mr. Willard Brown will debate on the topic of “Resolved that the ban on I intercollegiate boxing and wTrestling i should be removed.” SIGMA SIGMA WILL PLEDGE NEXT WEEK Honorary to \ Announce Men Chosen for Membership from Class of 1925 York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio. tjon Massachusetts and California. New York, headed by Harry Silke who has 88 delegates in bis keeping, is being watched closely for that dele “Sphinx and Snakes pledges will be announced early next week,” said Art Metcalf, president of the organiza- “Sigma Sigma, or Sphinx and Snakes, is the Junior men's honorary j fraternity of this campus and is not to be confused with Sktil and Dagger. gation has a good opportunity to Recognition of the ability to accom-sw ing the rest or tbe convention in \ pijsh more than actual past accom-favor of their candidate. W hether \ plishment. is the d°terming poli<y of Massachusetts will be unanimous for ; the fraternity, and membership acts President Coolidge is not known, j as a gpur. and the first step towards Speculation says that Califo n a will winning the highest honor com rred stand by Hiram Johnson. upon Southern California men. that Of all the possibilities in the ring of membership in Skull and Dagger. for the Republican nomination the following will probably have the most support: Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, Frank O. Low den o For activity and prominence, in class affairs rather than genera' Fniversity prominence, men are pledged Sigma Sigma. Publication of the Illinois, Hiram Johnson of Califor notorious ^ ellow Dog will follow soon nia, Arthur Capper of Kansas and Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin. The following students have charge of the gathering: (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2) after the debut of the new Sigs. and will be solely a pledge production. “Watch out for the new pledges of Sigma Sigma, and their Yaller F^p,’’ warns Metcalf. Vaudeville Talent In Demand for A nnual Senior Road Show Voicing a demand for student talent ; Phoebe Sischo, all of whom are ex-for the Senior Road Show, one of the perienced in the dramatic art. many traditions of the Senior class, j The Senior Road Show is a tradition George Hall, who is in charge of the of the University. It is managed by the Senior class and the proceeds revert to that class, but members of other classes are eligible for participation in the play. Students who hav1* seen it in other years consider it one of the best drawing cards of tba college years. show, today reminded the campus that the time honored tradition is still a’ive and kicking. “Talent is reeded for the Senior Road Show which is to be given May 7," said Manager Hall, in speakin; of the play. “Any student who thinks he has vaudeville talent should report J to Buck Oudermeulen or myself. We are not limiting participation to the Seniors, but members of all classes j for tryouts.” Stan Wh°eler has bpen anointed business manager. “With Stan Wheeler taking care of the financial end of the game, tbe S^nin- Rr--* Showr bound to be a success, ’’stated Ha'’. “Stan is an experienced and successful business m?pag°r. His past history contains many triumphs in th's Tine, blit his most rec°nt achievement was ihe management of the Junior I clnss play last year.” 'T'he committee cbosen to decide ______| upon a program of acts consists of “When You Are Near” on sale tonight. Solly Seamons, Ruth Seaver aEd Nominating Committee for Y. W. Is Appointed Nominating committee for the Y. W. C. A. cabinet for next year has been appointed by Elizabeth Kemp. Helen Morton Hall is chairman, and the committee includes Doris Hooper, Marjorie Rice, Katherine Curtis and Clive Knock. Flection will take place after chapel, Tuesday, Mnrcb 19. in (lie Auditorium a' a special women’s assembly. “Suggestions for officers- for the coming year will be welcomed.. “We v. -rit tV cho!ce we makp to meet the arprova! of tne entire student body.
|Title||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 15, No. 56, February 29, 1924|
|Description||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 15, No. 56, February 29, 1924.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
1924 Extravaganza Is Presented Tonight f» South California |