Daily Trojan, Vol. 16, No. 78, March 30, 1925
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iMusic and Man” Will Be Subject Of Estey Address In Chapel Southern California Allen T. Archer Yell Contest Will Close Tomorrow Afternoon ume XVI Los Angeles, California, Monday, March 30, 1925 3 . - • Number 78 MEDY DRAMA IS PRAISEWORTHY SAYS CRITIC tional Collegiate Players Do Well With ‘ Silver Box” By RALPH HOLLY fore a characteristic Friday morn-assembly audience, the National llegiate Players gave a commend-le performance of John Galsworthy’s medy drama, “The Silver Box.” at organization is to be praised for presentation of a play that is so in and simple in its plot and situa-ns that it makes the production dif-;ult. All of which leads me to make me remarks about Galsworthy that ,ve long existed only as fragments in dramatic notebook. If there is anything in human so-ty that needs censure John Gals-rthy is the dramatist that can so efient such criticism as to make it piece of work bold in its realm. Min-e<f with the sterness that he essays “The Silver Box” is a bit of English ;mor which is both fortunate and ap-pos. If it were not for this occasion-fun many would view the pleasant nglish author as an inveterate pes-mist. But Galsworthy is neither pes-mist of optimist. He is a middle of e road man, to use a general term, e presents and does not attmept to lve. DENOUNCES JUSTICE So it is with the Silver Box. It is a enunciation of the irony of justice, t it is not a bombastic criticism, it is let and deliberative. ‘‘The Silver ox” is Galsworthy’s first play. His mth, I believe is being produced in ew York now. Granted that his later ramas of the frailties of human so-iety are better written than “The Siler Box,” but in back of this play the uthor has some fifteen years experience as a story teller or better as a miversal author of a score of novels hat endure. What makes the Silver Box so difficult to produce is the lack of brilliant lines. Unless a play has some rhetorical elements it does not appeal to the average audience, even to such a selected group of college students as witnessed the performance on Friday. But to every person in the play goes much praise for making the performance a pleasure. So natural are the situations and the characterizations in (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR) LARGE AUDIENCE HEARS MINASSIAN Love, Religion, and Art Given As Motivating Oriental Influences A large audience of students and faculty members attended the lecture on Oriental Rugs delivered by Mr. Minassian last Thursday in the President’s parlors. Stressing tho point that religion, love, and art were the motivating forces behind oriental rug making Mr. Minassian gave a detailed explanation of the eastern rug making. “An oriental rug,” he said, “reflects the life and ideals of its maker, and is representative of the locality from whence it comes. “Rugs made by a mountain people are bold in color and design, presenting the harsh lives wrhich they necessarily lead and the cheerful dispositions which they have. In direct contrast ,rugs produced by people of the desert are sombre in color, with a monotony of design, expressive of the regularly and uneventfulness of life on the desert.” Oriental nations said Mr Minissian, have their own distinctive colors, whether living in the mountains, cities or deserts. As an example, inhabitants of the Russian steppes were cited. Cossacks produce a rug with bold, gay design and color. The same people living in the cities make rugs combining the same colors in more refined designs. Following the lecture Mr. Minas-sians’s private collection of oriental rugs was put on display included in the exhibition were pieces 200 and 300 years old. The difference between old rugs and modern ones was pointed out by the speaker. The national feeling and character put into rugs formerly, making them masterpieces, has now been replaced by acquiescence to the taste of present day home furnishers. Former Trojan To Show Picture For S. C. Engineers Engineering students are invited to attend the motion picture and lectuie to be given by J. J. Clark, former Southern California student in the Y Hut at 7:30 P. M. tonight. His subject will be the ‘‘Romance of Water and Powrer,” illustrated with a picture, “The Giant of the Hills,” just released by the Department of Public Service of the city of Los Angeles. The program is being arranged by Bob Irvine through the auspices of the American Association of Civil Engineers, local chapter. According to President Irvine, the film is a wonderful ( entertaining ,and instructive picture of the source of electric power up in the high Sierras. T SF y. Leland Tallman and Arthur Syvertson In Impressive Debate Victory Leland Tallman and Arthur Syvertson .debating in a strong convincing manner .which left no question in the minds of the audience and of the judges as to which was the better team, brought Southern California’s string of consecutive victories up to three by taking a three to nothing decision over the representatives of the University of Nevada last Thursday evening. The Trojan team upheld the affirmative of the question: “Resolved: that the immigration law's of the United States be so amended as to admit Japanese into this country upon the same basis as the quota allowed Europeans.” Both Syvertson and Tallman were in the best of form Thursday evening and after the first few minutes there was little doubt as to the final outcome. The constructive arguments of both men wTere presented in a clear, impressive manner and were arranged in a fashion that left little opportunity for the negative to destroy their arguments. Tallman’s speech was marked by several bits of scarcasm which provided considerable entertainment for the audience. Syvertson’s presentation was featured by his impressive and forceful rebuttal. Jean Jackson was the better debater of the negative team and gained considerable applause for her strong rebuttal. Miss Jackson Is one of the few women who have been able to gain positions on the debate teams of western colleges. The other member of the Nevada aggregation was Ernest Brown. The next home debate will be held the first Monday of vacation we«k on April 6. against the Utah Agricultural College of Salt Lake City. The other members of the debate squad will leave here next Thursday for an extensive tour during which they will meet the best teams of several states. “DIPPY DAPPY DANCE” AT TRI DELT DOMICILE “April Fool’s Night” holds no ter-ors for the senior class for on that night the learned ones will give a “dippy-dappy dance” at the Delta Delta Delta Domicile, 2407 S. Flower. The hours, according to Dorothy Haldeman. vice-president of the class, will be from 7:30 to 9:30 o’clock. Tickets may be purchased for 25 cents from any member of the social committee or at the Associated Students Store. As was true of the last Snap, dates are discouraged. The purpose of the Senior Snaps, according to John Woods, president of the class of ’25, is to encourage friendships within the class and to promote cooperation. Similar affairs will be held in May and June. It is the wish of officers of the class to emphasize informality at these gatherings. The best of music has been promised and there will be plenty of punch for the thirsty. Due to the fact that Wednesday is a closed night on the campus the dance will close promptly at 9:30. ARCHER PRIZE YELL CONTEST WILL CLOSE SOON All Entries Must Be In Before • Tomorrow Night For Consideration COLLEGE MAGAZINES PERFECT PLANS AT MEETING $100 PRIZE IS OFFERED Western Association of College Comics Has Headquarters On This Campus FINAL SESSION FRIDAY Initials U. S. C. Are Not To Be Used According To Rules With but today and tomorrow in which to turn in yells in the current yell contest being conducted through the Rally committee and Allen T. Archer, prominent alumnus, who is offer ing a cash prize of $100, it is expected that a large number of Southern Cali fornia students will turn in their offerings before the- box is taken from the main corridor tomorrow afternoon. According to those in charge, a large number of new yells have been turned in, and they expect a great problem in selecting the prize winner when the time for judging comes. Mr. Archer, who conducted a similar contest here two years ago, which received hearty response, realizing that the present Southern California yells are a bit hackneyed, made the offer of $100 in gold to the student submitting the most appropriate original yell, the result being a keen interest in the contest. The prize will be awardd in Friday rally as soon as the judges can make their selection. According to Sam Gates, who is in charge of the contest, it is hoped that something new in the way of college yells will come to light, and that Southern California's fame can be yelled and shouted at games in an entirely new manner. “Of course,” said Mr. Gates this morning, “the yells will be somewhat of the usual ‘Rah Rah’ type, but what we want is strict originality . Any yell that resembles the cheering used by any other school or university will not likely receive the recognition by the judges which an entirely new one will, and we urge embryo yell writers to adhere strictly to the principal of originality. Students submitting yells have been asked to not use the initials, “U. S. C.” as there is another institution in the northern part of the state going by the same name. Southern California and Trojan are wanted in all yells, with the possibility of using S. C. in place of the former. The huge box in the corridor just in front of the auditorium will be removed at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon, and any who expect to enter their yells in the contest must put them in the box prior to that hour. LIMERICK CONTEST REES EXPLAINED Cocoanut Grove Management Permanently Reserves Table for Two A campaign is being conducted by the student body of Michigan Agricultural College in an effort to have the name of the institution changed to Michigan State College. It is claimed that the attendance is lowered because of the discriminating name. Through special arrangement with the Cocoanut Grove management a table will be reserved for two every Friday night from now to June 15 for the Southern California student turning in the best Limerick about the Gr^ve, according to Bill Teetzel, who is managing the contest. The limericks must be composed of five lines and must be connected with the subject of the Grove in some way, according to Mr. Teetzel. He states that the verses are to ¥ turned in at the Associated Students Store on any school day. Once each week from now until the end of the semester the contributions will be judged, and the student turning in the winning rhyme wTill be the guest at the Grove on the Friday night of the week following his win. The first two lines of a Limerick rhyme with each other, the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other, and the fifth line rhymes with the first two. The third and fourth lines are usually shorter in length than are the other three lines in the verse. Examples of the desired type of verses can be sen every day in the Cocoanut Grove ad that runs in the Trojan. Tbe winner of each wreek’s contest will be the guest of the Grove Management, being entitled to two table d'Hote Dinners free of charge. The winner will be in no way obligated or advertised, it is said. Publicity of the winner will not be carried on either (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR) Standard Size and Uniform Rate Card Settled On at S. C. Convention Capping several days of hard work with a final blaze of fun. the Western Association of College Comics ended its first annual convention Saturday morning, held at U. S. C. under the auspices of the Southern California Wampus, and tired but satisfied delegates left for Colorado, California, Stanford and Pomona, while the focal delegates returned to the task of Wampus making. Beginning Wednesday, and ending Friday afternoon, out of a proposed plan ,the entire organization wras constructed and perfected, and is now sailing on a smooth sea. The headquarters of the association will be maintained at the University of Southern California. Charter members of the W. A. C. C. include California Pelican, Stanford Chaparral, Colorado Dodo, Pomona Sagehen ,and the Southern California Wampus. The convention passed a resolution to invite Desert Wolf of Nevada University, the Oregon Aggie, Orange Owl, Washington State Cougar’s Paw, Washington Columns, Utah Humbug, Whitman Blue Moon, and Denver University Parrakeet. COPYRIGHT ENFORCED Some of the more important business taken up was the plan of excluding all the objectionable and risque magazines from reprinting jokes from the magazines in the association. Infringement of copywright will be enforced by the Board of Directors of the association. Because of the splendid service rendered the comics by the national collegiate magazine, College Humor, the association has decided to give exclusive rights to that magazine for one year, in the professional collegiate magazine field. In return, College Humor promises many helpful (CONTINUED DN PAGE FOUR) % PROM IS NOW A THING OF PAST Ides of March Are Forgotten Save For Annual Junior Ball The Ides of March have passed almost forgotten save by English students, but the passing of the junior Prom of the class of 1926 which was held in the ballroom of the Biltmore Friday evening has left in its wake a host of memories of one of the most wonderful dances ever put on at the University of Southern California. The host that gathered in the magnificent ballroom of the Biltmore vot-t ed the Prom to be all that the committee promised it and more. The decorations so carefully planned by Evalyne Ross were perfectly adapted to the surroundings and the occasion. The music, was sublime. Revelle Harrison who was in charge of the selection of an orchestra picked one that brought rounds of applause after every dance when he chose Abe Lyman’s first orchestra. The favors which were a complete surprise to everyone except the committee members, were a clever combination of class colors in a bill fold and card case of grey suede containing the programme of dances and held together by a cord of lavendar silk with an ivory pencil attached. The bill fold bore the University seal in silver and the words Junior Prom 1926. The program of entertainment for the evening included some of the most popular campus talent and an act by professional talent. The Varsity Trio composed of Howard Coy, Merrill La Fontaine, and “Yanks” Allen gave several vocal selections and a specialty saxophone and banjo act was given by Woodford* and Rathert. The act from the Orpheum circuit, entertained with a pleasing variety of songs and dances. The patrons and patronnesses of the occasion included Dr. and Nrs. Rufus B. von KleinSmid, Dr. and Mrs. Karl T. Waugh, Major and Mrs. Warren Bovard, Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Stonier and Mr. and Mrs. Gwynn Wilson. Speech Correction Registration ? Will Close Today " Registration for the extra-curriculum class in corrective speech for stammerers closes today, according io Leon Wolpe, who is in charge of the work. Wolpe is a new student in the University of Southern California, having come here from New York, w'here he started his famous “solemn promise system” of curing sukerers from defective speech. All those who are cured by him are not asked to pay anything in money but must promise to go out to help others in the same wav. His system is uniquely different, he says, from the other methods of speech cure. Positively no one can enter the class after today. ESTEY 10 BE CUPEL ii Music and Man” To Be Subject Of Talk To Be Given Tomorrow Mr. Charles Estey, wrho recently appeared before the upper classmen, will again deliver his lecture before the lower classmen tomorrow'. He is formerly of Chicago, but prefers to live in the sunny state of California. Mr. Estey is a Christian layman, and supports the spiritual and educational ideals of the school. His talk will be on “Music and the Man.” The address will cover the important points of music, which can be understood by men and women who are unacquainted with the musical tech-necalities. He will explain the necessity of being able to appreciate good music, and its effect on character for the better. JOHN HAWKINS IS TO BE SECRETARY ♦ Montebello Commerce Chamber Elects Ex-U. S. C. Athlete To Position The directors of the Montebello Chamber of Commerce, after several weeks’ consideration of the merits of over a score of candidates for the position of secretary of the organization, has settled upon the employment of John Hawkins of Fullerton to fill that important position. Mr. Hawkins or "Johnnie” as he is popularly known to the twelve thousand students of U. S. C. and over a million and a half Southern California football fans cames to Montebello to assume his new duties, not through the prestige of his athletic prowess and acknowledged popularity but by virtue of his scholastic record and the excellent recommendations furnished by University authorities, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce excutives and leading Les Angeles civic and business leaders. Equally as proficient on the baseball diamond as on the football field he was the recipient of many offers to play professional baseball, the most enticing being a contract with the New York Giants ,at a salary many times larger than he will receive as Secre tary of the Montebello Chamber of Commerce. When interview'ed, Wednesday Mr. Hawkins expressed bis delight over what he termed his good fortune in being selected to fill the local position and on being pressed for a statement as to why he decided to pass up a professional coaching or a football career with their more enticing immediate financial returns in favor of a com-merical career he stated in substance as follows: “While athletics filled a part of my university career I never allowed the love of athletics to stifle my ambition to follow a commercial business life. “Desiring to become affiliated with a community with the greatest potential possibilities, and realizing that with the great East Side industrial development of Montebello’s very door, that this community was on the verge of assuming a position as one of the fastest growing Southern California Communities I was naturally happy to have the opportunity to have a part in promoting that growth. GRADE POINT SYSTEM MISUNDERSTOOD SAYS DEAN System Is Much More Lenient Than That Employed Last Year By CLARE WINGER According to Dean Waugh, there seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding as to the manner in which grade points are being deducted. He wishes to emphasize the fact that the deducting of grade points in no way effects the grade of the student. The person who is doing "A,” “B,” or “C ’ work will still receive a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C” at the end of the semester regardless of how many cuts he may take. “The system.” says Dean Waugh, “is much more lenient this year than that of a year ago, when units were deducted for an excess number of cuts. Then, the matter was left entirely in the hands of the professor, who had the authority to grade the student according to his class attendance.” The new system, of which Dean Waugh is the author, provides that a student may, when necessary, be absent any number of times and still receive an “A” grade if he is doing “A” work. The matter reduced means just this: A student is allowed cuts in each class equal to the number of times the class meets a week. For instance, a class, meeting three times a week, would allow the student three cuts without a deduction of grade points. For the first absence over the number allowed, one grade point is deducted, and one-half grade point for each absence thereafter. A grade of “A” in any subject allows the student three grade points; a “B” grade will give him two grade points and a “C” grade only one grade point. The “A” student carrying sixteen units of work, at the end of the semester, will have to his credit forty-eight grade points, if he has taken no cuts. The “B” student will have thirty-two ^rade points, and the “C” student will have sixteen. This means the “A” student carrying sixteen hours may take thirty-two cuts during the semester, and still have enough grade points to graduate at the end of his four years. Likewise, the “B” student may take twenty-six cuts and the “C” student may take no cuts, unless he makes a higher grade than “C” in some of his work. It is necessary only that the student have as many grade points as he has units at the time of graduation. According to Dean Waugh, the grade point system is merely a means of keeping track of absences, and is not meant as a means of punishment for students who are absent from classes. The Dean wishes to emphasize the fact that the grade point system has nothing at all to do with the student’s grade. DR aw TO SPEAK ON LITERARY MEN Subject Is “Zangwill and Pinski, Dramatic Apostles of the Hebrews” University of Kansas.—Agitation is beinp caried on to exempt seniors of A and B standing from their final second semester examinations. “Zangwill and Pinski, Dramatic Apostles of the Hebrews,” is to be the subject of the next lecture of the course of free addresses on Contemporary Leaders of Literary Thought, which is to be given by Dr. Allison Gaw in room H. 206, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. “Zangwill and Pinski are two prominent Jewish writers of the present day,” said Dr. Gaw in speaking of the address today. “Zangwill does all of his writing in English, and is known most widely for his popular work, Tbe Melting Pot.’ Pinski, who writes in Yiddish entirely is not so well known in this country, but he is one of the most important of the Hebrew writers. One of his plays was censored out of Russia, his native country.” This course of lectures is being offered by the faculty of the English Literature and Philosophy Departments of the University of Southern California. To minimize tardiness, a professor at a western college removes vacant chairs from the room so that all late comers are obliged to stand. —Anhtenolum.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 16, No. 78, March 30, 1925|
iMusic and Man” Will Be Subject Of Estey Address In Chapel
Allen T. Archer Yell Contest Will Close Tomorrow Afternoon
Los Angeles, California, Monday, March 30, 1925
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MEDY DRAMA IS PRAISEWORTHY SAYS CRITIC
tional Collegiate Players Do Well With ‘ Silver Box”
By RALPH HOLLY
fore a characteristic Friday morn-assembly audience, the National llegiate Players gave a commend-le performance of John Galsworthy’s medy drama, “The Silver Box.” at organization is to be praised for presentation of a play that is so in and simple in its plot and situa-ns that it makes the production dif-;ult. All of which leads me to make me remarks about Galsworthy that ,ve long existed only as fragments in dramatic notebook.
If there is anything in human so-ty that needs censure John Gals-rthy is the dramatist that can so efient such criticism as to make it piece of work bold in its realm. Min-e|