The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 07, 1925
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Don’t Miss “The Dragon In Auditorium At 9:45 99 lie Sbllth1 California VOLUME IV <JAN Meet In Auditorium At 3:30 For Teachers’ Credentials Los Angeles, California, Friday, August 7, 1925 NUMBER 12 WM. R. LA FORTE BACK FROM LONG TRIP TO EAST Phys. Education Head Directed Department at Berkeley This Summer DR. M. C. ELMER AUTHOR OF BOOK 0NSTAT1STICS Designed To Inform On Methods and Importance of Statistics SPOKE NATIONAL MEET HIGHLY PRACTICAL WORK Department Here Has Had For- Jesse R. Miller of University ward Policy and Grati fying Recognition William R. LaPorte, professor *and head of the department of Physical Education, has just returned to the University after an active sabbatical half-year, during which he studied for a semester at Columbia University and this summer was director of the department of physical education at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to acting as head of the department at the state university, Professor LaPorte gave two classes: Theory of Physical Education and Recreation, and Recreation Administration. Both were theory courses for upper division graduate students. While at Columbia Professor LaPorte made it his special objective, as head of the department here, to visit the physical education departments of the leading universities and schools of physical education in the East. He expressed satisfaction at the progress which the University of Southern California has made in physical education, the department here being one of the strongest in the country, having determined ten years ago upon the policy now generally coming into vogue of insisting upon liberal arts training for the physical education teacher. WASHINGTON CONFERENCE Professor LaPorte attended the conference last winter at Washington, D. C., of representatives from physical education departments of the leading universities in the country and those from special physical education schools. Book Store Publishes Volume in Fall “Social Statistics/’ a book designed to inform social workers on the processes necessary for the interpretation of social phenomena, has just been written by Dr. Manuel C. Elmer, associate professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and now on the summer faculty of the University of Southern California. The book will be published by the University of Southern California Press, owned by Jesse Ray Miller, who is also owner of the University Book Store. It will ocean front yesterday afternoon. Chief of Police John Henry of Redondo is reported to have said yesterday that he believed Howard was alive, and possibly the victim of mental strain. It was the former student’s habit to drive to Los Angeles Harbor daily in an effort to secure passage on a tanker to the east coast, from which -—-----j ------ j , ~ , point he had planned to work his way appear. Miller statec , a ou i ^ Europe. Friends here were familiar f,Dr °Elmer^e work is the result of with his plan and were awaiting with .__- h_. him interest the news that he had em- successful methods employed by him Believe Russell Howard Drowned At Hermosa Beach Empty Car, Clothes, Money Found by Police Without Trace of Philosophy Major Who Graduated Last June; Search For Two Days in Vain Russell Howard, a graduate of the class of 1925 and one of the best-beloved students in the senior class, is believed to have drowned off Hermosa last Tuesday evening while in swimming alone.. After having notified his mother that he would be home at an early hour, he did not return and she telephoned the police abotjt ten o’clock. Upon making an investigation, officers found Howard s automobile, his clothes, his watch and his money. Repeated search since Tuesday night, however, had revealed no trace of the former student up to a late hour yesterday. Scores of lifeboats and guards, as well as an airplane brought from Clover Field, conducted a fruitless search for many hours and plans hadc-- been made to drag the COMEDY PRODUCED BY PLAY CLASS THIS MORNING Lady Gregory’s “Dragon' Rarely Seen in Production On Stage SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM Irish Drama Due For Finished Presentation Under Gilmor Brown LECTURER ON MUSIC E Dr. Howard Hanson of N. Says Department is Doing Big Work Y. in teaching sociology, and embodies the same procedure that has been used by the author in the many surveys which he has conducted. “It is an attempt,” says Dr. Elnfer in the introduction, “to put into compact form the established and tested statistical mehods developed by individ-[ uals in many field which are particularly useful in the study of social pho-nomena.” IN FOUR PARTS The book is divided into four parts: “The Nature of Social Statistics,” “Collection and Arrangement of Data barked on his long desired trip. Shortly after his graduation he worked his way to Portland, Oregon, on a tanker in order to gain exper* ience, the Summer Trojan having printed a mistaken report at the time that he had left for Europe. WENT TO HERMOSA He left the harbor Tuesday afternoon about five o'clock, stopping, as was his custom, at Hermosa Beach where Ercil Adams, a friend and schoolmate now teaching in Southern California, was vacationing at the home of his aunt. Adams was away 4 . . 4 . i • * nnto » Howard evidently determined to for Analysis, ‘Analysis of Data, and! a ^ ^ ^ ^ ( ompanson o a a. was found nearby with his belongings In Part 1 the author has two chap- j ters, one devoted to a consideration of what Social Statistics are, and the second dealing with the general problems of social statistics. Social sta- Since he had left word with his mother, 5151 West Boulevard, that he would be home early, she became anxious late in the evening, and telephoned to the police about ten o’clock, informing them of his habit of fre tistics are defined as “such statistical ______ The convention was called data as are of significance in the analy- by the Department of the Interior, and 1 sis and understanding of group activ- j 17""° — I Quenting the beach at Hermosa Thp Assistant Commissioner of Educa- ities.” It is shown that strictly biol (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) 1 (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) Big Sociological Survey On L.A. Boys Now Completed Work For Which Rotary Club Appropriated Sum Has Been Highly Extensive Study of Youth of City; Professor Bogardus Directed Work The Sociology Department of the University is now engaged in making up the completed report of the Boys’ Work Survey which has been carried on since last January by a large staff of workers under direction of Dr. Emorv S. Bogardus, head of the School of Social W elfare. Undertaken by request of the Los Angeles Rotary Club, which appropriated $6,000 for the purpose, the Survey’s findings and recommendations will probably be published by the Club in the near future. Of chief importance about the general scheme of the survey was the completeness and extent of the field covered. The Rotary ?Club having decided to appropriate annual sums for boys’ work SPANISH GETS IDWA U. PROFESSOR FOR FALL Antonio Heras Coming Here From Middle West To % Join Department Antonio Heras, assistant professor of Spanish at the University or Iowa, will be a member of the faculty of the Spanish department at the University of Southern California this fall. Professor Heras received the B. A. at the Instituto Provincial de Cinbati-Real. Spain, in 1897, and the Licencia-do en Dereche at the University of Madrid, Spain, 1911. He has given courses at Iowa in Contemporary Literature, the Golden Age of Spain, and Advanced and Elementary Spanish Conversation and Composition. “The Dragon.” by Lady Gregory in Assembly at 9:45 this morning. in Los Angeles, the first step was held to be a scientific determination of the existing needs in the entire city. The survey, therefore, covered every variety of boys’ work in Los Angeles. Twenty-five research workers, draftsmen, statisticians, and an executive staff carried on investigations in high schools, churches, play-erounds, elementary schools, jails, j Boy Scout groups, Western Rangers,! Pioneers. Big Brothers, Y. M. C. A., corrective schools, and many other groups. The findings on which the Rotary will base its future boys work will comprise a paper of from 75,000 to 80,-000 words and will give recommendations in addition to the research data. Those in charge have been the following: Emory S. Bogardus, director; Earle F. Young, assistant director; Margaret Burke, executive secretary; i Dorothy Davis, secretary. machine was found, but there was no sign of Howard himself and long search failed to find him. Friends are hoping earnestly that the report will come that he has been found safe and sound. Howard, who is twenty-two years of age, made many friends in his college days on the campus. His calm, pleasing manner, literary and artistic ability, and exceptional eagerness for and and grasp of the intellectual side of life endeared him to those who were privileged to know him. His enthusiasm . for his proposed trip abroad made his ambition and determination admired, and news of the start and eventual return were being eagerly anticipated. Howard majored in philosophy and is the only undergraduate student to have had a review published in the “Personalist.” Dr. Howard Hanson, head of the Easton School of Music, Rochester, New York, and one of the best known of the young modern composers, spoke on Modern Music before 'Miss Edith M. Rhetts’ class in Music Literature, at 12 o’clock last Wednesday. Dr. Hanson is appearing at the Hollywood Bowl during his stay in Los Angeles, his “Light Eternal” having been played by the orchestra under his leadership last week, while the “Nordic Symphony” will be conducted by him next week. At the opening of his talk Dr. Hanson, who had been a visitor to the Harmony class under Miss Alehin, paid a tribute to the work the latter is doing in Applied Harmony, comparing Miss Alehin very favorably w;Ji Boulanger, a prominent theory teacher in Paris. “The university is to be con- • gratulated on the type of music instruction it is offering,” said the speaker. “I did not realize that work of this nature was being given in the West.” In his talk on modern music Dr. Hanson spoke from the rhythmic and melodic standpoint, clearing up puzzling points on what to look for in present day compositions and illustrating; with frequent improvisations on the piano. "The Dragon,” a fantastic comedy in three acts, will be produced in Bovard Auditorium this morning for the third time in the United States. The class in Play Production under the direction of Gilmor Brown, producing director of the Pasadena Playhouse Association, will give Lady Gregory’s drama. Mr. Brown’s reputation and the fact that the class has been working steadily for some time on the piece indicate that a finished performance will be seen bv the student body. Everyone is invited, a special schedule of classes making it possible for everyone to be present in the auditorium at 9:45, when the cunain will rise on the room in the king's palace that provides the background for all three acts. The cast follows: Persons The King ........ Russell B. Hawthorne The Queen .................... Theresa Maloy The Princess Nuala........Lurine Tuttle The Dali Glic (The Blind Wise Man) .................... Raymond Flanders The Nurse .................. Mary Myerseick The Prince of the Marshes........ ............................ Herbert Siemron Manus, King of Sorcha Ray McDonald Fintan, The Astrologer.................... .......................... Louise Dalrymple Taig ...................................... Neil Nickle Sibby (Taig’s Mother ........ ........................Pauline De Armond Gatekeeper ............................ I. McEuen Two Aunts of the Prince of the Marshes —....-Louise Van Metre Lorra Dyer Foreign Men Bringing in Food Bertha Wardell Almira Herman Albertine Larson Gladys Jones (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR) NINE GRADUATES WILL GET M. A. Dr. F. C. Touton Writes Book Analyzing Math Solutions Professor of Education Here Contributes Important Work to Columbia University Teachers’ College Series in His Recent “Solving Geometric Originals’’ The Bureau of Publications of Teachers College announces the publication of a study by Dr. Frank C. Touton, Professor of Education at the University of Southern California, on the interests and abilities of second year high school pupils in solving geometric originals. The materials used were 2800 examination papers in plane geometry, written by pupils enrolled in ninety New York State high schools, in their Regents’ Examination. The analysis of this sizable sampling affords sufficient and reliable data on the geometric interests and abilities of high school boys and girls from which to draw conclusions on successes attained and on methods employed incirjr __ - teaching pupils to solve geomet- | LJrv. r L.I1. W fcjLeLilIN vj Nine graduate students are taking their master’s degree at the University this summer acording to Dean Hunt of the Graduate School. These August masters include the following from Liberal Arts: Charles Greeley, Julia McCorkle, Camilla Malone Feige, Walter W. Fifield, lone B. Harkness, Blanche Wadeligh, and Mildred Nell-born: Rena Belle Martin, who is taking her degree in Education, and Walter Sykes, who is taking his degree in Business Administration. ric originals. The following questions are answered in the study: GETS DESK SET Dr. Ralph T. Flewelling, philosopher 1. What differences in difficulty are. Qf personaIism an(, hea(J Q( ,he de. inherent in the several geometric originals used in the state-wide examina- DR. LUCAS GOING EAST Dr. Henry S. Lucas, assistant professor of History at the University of Washington and on the Summer Session faculty here, will leave soon for a vacation at Grand Rapids. Michigan. tion? 2. What preferences are shown by the sex groups in the selection of geometric originals of the numerical, construction, and proof types? 3. What differences of geometric ability do exist between boys and girls, among boys, and among girls? 4. Are boys or girls as a group more variable in geometric ability? 5. Does success in solving geomet- I partment here, gave a party last nighl to students in the thre£ classes he has been conducting this summer. The students in return, took advantage of their professor and presented him with a handsome desk set as a going-away gift. > Dr. Flewelling leaves next Wednesday by rail for Montreal, where he will meet H. Wildon Carr of the L'ni-versity of Ixmdon to discuss the latter’s work bere next year as acting ‘‘The Dracon.'* by Lady Gregory in Assembly at 9:45 this morning. ric originals depend on an orderly pro- ■ head of the philosophy department. cedure in thinking? If so, what procedure seems to be most economical for the several types of geometric originals? 6. What suggestions for geometry <CONTINL'l:D OX I'aGE FOUR) Dr. Flewelling will sail for his year abroad on t!'.e “Empress Scotland,” which puts forth from Quebec, September 2. All library book5? dne todav.
|Title||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 4, No. 12, August 07, 1925|
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