SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJAN, Vol. 35, No. 5, July 14, 1943
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ns set r all-U elon dig vilian and trainee stu-ts will be guests of Chi fraternity at the All-U rmelon feed Friday night 28th street. Watermelon dancing will be abundant inning at 7 p.m. according Mel Jessup, chairman of event. phasizing the fact that one in the university is invit-Jessup announced that 2000 nds of watermelon will be used the occasion. Iced punch will be served. e affair will take place in back yard of the Chi Phi fra-ty house,” Jessup said. “Dane-planned on a specially con-cted platform in the front yards he Chi Phi fraternity and Del-Gamma sorority house.” ie residences will be lighted cninese lanterns, subject to blackout restrictions, Jessup d, and a full or near-full moon expected for the occasion. icing will be to the music of rds and Al Jarvis of Make Be-e Ballroom fame will be mas-of ceremonies. The affair is to until 9:30 p.m. e Chi Phis will supply booths the rear for the watermelon is the second of the week-ctivities which are being ar-by ASSC for the enter-»t of navy trainees an<l ‘udents. it is to be very infor-Galentine, vice-president said, “and every univer-^iit is invited.” SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJAN Vol. XXXV* NiKht phone: ri. 5472 Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 14, 1943 No. 5 President calls future yell kings Are you a leader? Do you have a winning spirit? Bill Caldwell, ASSC president, announced last night that men students wishing to try out for yell leader positions on the 1943 football pep squad should report to his office, 233 Student Union, today between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Any student feeling that he will qualify for the position of yell leader is asked to report, Caldwell stated. Tryouts will be held at the Freshman rally July 23. n speaks morrow Theodore Hsi-En Chen, pro-r of education and Asiatic dies and president of the China iety of Southern California, will liver two addresses at the Insti-te of International Relations, iiittier college, tomorrow at 9:30 and Friday at 8 p.m. Chen’s subjects will stress rticularly the democratic prin-les o? the Orient as determined their titles, “Democratic Tradi-ns in China” and “Conditions of ace in the Orient.” lese speeches are two of a ser-which began on July 7 and will ntinue through July 17. Tickets fr the complete series may be rchased for $1.25 and for a gle feature at 35 cents each. sessions will be held in Found-s hall at Whittier college. Squires make wartime plans With all but 2 of their 32 members in uniform, the Trojan Squires made a firm decision to hold together despite war at their first meeting of the semester yesterday. Rae Rawlins, president of the sophomore honorary service organization, presided at the meeting in 206 Administration building. Like the Knights, junior men’s honorary, many of their members are in NROTC and V-12 uniforms. The Knights have only 4 of their 32 members out of uniform. The organization decided to elect officers at the end of each semester, which will mean that three governing groups will be chosen each school year. Rawlins was elected at the end of last semester and will serve as president until the beginning of the fall term. Rawlins stated that the Squires will continue their regular program of serving the university in whatever capacity they are capable. As is the custom, one Knight, Jack Williams, was present at the meeting. Activity points . . . may be obtained by women who will work for ASSC President Bill Caldwell in his office at 233 Student Union. Caldwell asks women who could work during the afternoon to report to him as soon as possible. Jungle drums C lecturer to search or lost civilization 1 In an attempt to determine whether or not a highly deloped pulture still exists among tribal descendents of the ayans, who live in the remote wilds of southern Mexico, arena Shields, lecturer at University College of the Uni-ersity of Southern California, will depart on an unusual uest next Tuesday. By mule pack, canoe, and in her wn chartered plane, she hopes to ach the 300-mile interior of the thmus of Tehuantepec. A Pan-lericar plane will take her to the utskirts of civilization, but from Villa Hermosa she will be on her own. Mrs. Eleanor Warren will accompany her on a part of the journey as a photographer. Through unchartered jungles and following the Usamacinta river, Mrs. Shields will make her way from one tribal village to another, ▼isiting strange peoples who have never had contact with the outside world. She intends to study their •acred religious rites, their methods of living, and their writings, which are still done by hieroglyphics. By measurements of their physical Characteristics and studying undiscovered ruined cities, she hopes to prove their Mayan descendency and to determine how much of the rich culture is still left. Her findings will be used by the archeological department of SC and will form a thesis for her doctorate degree. Armed with plastic jewelry, small mirrors, a machete for cutting her way through the jungles, and scientific equipment, Mrs. Shields will pass the savage Bachajon tribe known for their skill with poisoned darts shot from blowguns. On the expedition she will visit her own rubber plantation in Chiapas, the scene of the ruins of Palenque where she lived as a girl. There she became versed in the language of the Maya and learned the mystic rites of the tribes who still live by Mayan law. Mrs. Shields will continue her research until forced to return to civilization by the season’s hurricanes which usually appear in September. Frosh priority to honor new coeds Thursday Freshman women will have an opportunity to meet seniors and hear about Trojan activities at Freshman Priority tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 814 West 28th street. The AWS, under the direction of Margaret Ann Hausmann, is presenting a program for women trans- MARGARET HAUSMANN . . frosh priority planner. fers, graduate, and freshman students, the purpose being to familiarize new women with Trojan activities and organizations. Claire Laub and Carroll Brinkerhoff have prepared a skit for the occasion and student body officers greeting guests will include Margaret Ann Hausmann, AWS; Nikki Campbell, YWCA; Leta Galentine, ASSC; Louise Koch, judicial court; Jean Working, panhellenic, Editha Finch, Mortar Board; Mary Frances Touton, Spooks and Spokes; Xenia Hall, WAA;. Gloria Gallinatti, Phrateres; Barbara Cox Schumacher, Orientation; and Kathleen Gelcher, Daily Trojan. The AWS is planning an informal picnic after the skit, followed by chats with freshman advisers. Students who were here last year are invited to join in acquainting freshmen and other guests with 6C traditions and activities. Chimes quit after 13 years An unknown malady has befallen the Mudd hall chimes. Every year for 13 years the chimes struck the quarter hour daily and entertained Trojans during the noon hour with soft, tinkling, if rather vague, tunes. But alack and alas, in this 13th year they have broken down. They now await the attentions of a skilled electrician who can perform a delicate operation before they will once more flood our campus with music. Navy payday comes Aug. 5 Payday, the occasion awaited by each of rT'roy’s 1200 naval and marine trainees, will be celebrated Aug. 5 when SC's embryo seamen and devildogs will receive their $50 checks as members of the armed forces. The task of doling out monthly checks to Trojan seamen, as well as 1400 other trainees at five other schools in this area, is being administered by Ensign Dorothy M. Stockman, USNR. Ensign Stockman, who holds t*>e post of disbursement officer, carries on her activities from an office in the Physical Education building. Beset by wartime supply and transportation problems, Ensign Stockman and her crew of five enlisted storekeepers have only recently received much-needed office equipment in the form of wooden Victory desks and filing cabinets. For a time the newly-established office consisted of bare walls and little else. Surrounded by orderly piles’ of pay records, the disbursement crew charts the financial course for over 2600 apprentice seamen trainees. In addition to the 1200 stationed at SC, Ensign Stockman’s staff handles the monetary problems of 639 trainees at UCLA, 536 at Caltech, 200 at Occidental, 200 at Redlands, 20 at Loma Linda, and 140 medical and dental students at SC’s pro fessional schools. The disbursement crew recently (Continued on Page Two) War Housing chosen theme of conference “Public War Housing” is the theme of the general conference of the Housing Employees council to be held Saturday in the Alexandria hotel, 210 West Fifth street, according to Adelaide Clair, chairman. Dr. Justin Miller, associate justice, U. S. Court of Appeals, and former dean of the SC School of Law, will deliver the main address of the evening meeting on “Democracy and Housing.” Opening sessions will be keynoted by Hugh E. Pomeroy, executive director, National Association of Housing officials, at 1 p.m. Sidney Green, housing manager of Dana Strand village, will lead the panel discussion on “Gearing Housing to the War Effort” which will include the following speakers and topics: Roger Johnson, Aliso village manager, “Civilian Defense in Housing Projects”; Carey Williams, former commissioner of housing and immigration, “Racial Minorities”; Raymond Nelson, director of the management division, Los Angeles city housing authority, “Management Standards in Public Housing”; and Harrison Nelson, executive assistant, LAHA, “Public Relations—Everybody's Job.” Other speakers will be Mayor Fletcher Bowron, Howard L. Holtz-endorff, executive director, LAHA, and Miss Clair. The 400 city housing employees, architects, social agency staff members and other interested persons may register for the conference. Baxter to read Benet poem this afternoon Reading parts of the unfinished poem “Western Star” by the late Stephen Vincent Benet, Dr. Frank Baxter, professor of English language and literature, will conduct the first of a series of meetings for people interested in non-technical cultural material, at 2:40 today in the art and lecture room, Doheny library. “Benet was one of the few who believed in America in 1920 and thereabouts. Almost everyone of that time was skeptical,” explained Dr. Baxter in discussing the personal life and writings of Benet. “It has been said that his career as a writer in prose was one that exemplified the utmost faith in the United States,” Dr. Baxter continued. “For example, ‘John Brown’s Body,’ believed to be his best writing, displays his interest in the United States at the time of the Civil war as his history of that period proves. “ ‘Western Star’ was planned to be the history of the United States in four or five volumes. His death cut short expectations, however, and only the material equivalent to one’ volume was completed,” Dr. Baxter pointed out. “An interesting fact in connection with Benet and his-writings,” Dr. Baxter revealed, “is that the week of his death a section of the Saturday Evening Post was devoted to the display of the four Norman Rockwell drawings of the four freedoms—of expression and DR. FRANK BAXTER . . . speaks today. religion, from fear and want. Under each was a prose description. The caption under freedom from (Continued on Page Two) Amazons meet for first session The first meeting of Amazons this term will be held in the AWS lounge today at 4:30 p.m. The regular business meeting at which Dean Helen Hall Moreland, dean of women, will speak is to be followed by dinner at the Student Union. Betty Coman, vice-president and acting president in the absence of Lynn Norby, now studying at the University of Minnesota, announced that uniforms (either black skirts and sweaters or summer uniforms with white skirts) will be worn. Sweaters ordered last semester may be obtained at ths “Y” house. Troy gets El Rodeo today The 1943 edition of El Rodeo, SC yearbook, will be distributed today. After weeks of delay caused by lack of materials and manpower, the book will be available to student activity-book holders and persons whq have previously purchased copies in 213 Student Union beginning at 1 p.m. Entitled “The War Annual,” Bi Rodeo chronicles the events of th# past year in more than 400 pages of pictures and copy. The edition is bound in maroon and imprinted with a gold Trojan horse. Editor John Lowe will not be on campus to see the appearance of his efforts. Lowe, now stationed at the Navy training school at Great Lakes, Michigan, worked right up to the last minute to get the book out on time. Production was held up, however, by the dearth of workers and materials. The book pictures the confused year of 1942-43. Mass exodus of servicemen, the coming of the navy, the football season, and the social life in a wartime college year are shown. The book was conceived by Lows and his assistant, Larry Wilsey, early in the fall semester. As plans progressed many layouts and sections were changed by wartime conditions. The advertising staff was managed at various times throughout the year by Hal Lurie, Ben Norton, and Pat Conrad. Started by Lurie, the position of manager passed on to Norton when Lurie left for medical school. Later, after Norton’s navy call, Miss Conrad took over. The sports section, handled by Bill Carter and Lee Schulman, pictures all the events of the SC sports year. The book will be submitted to the National Scholastic Press competition according to Ken Stonier, manager of publications. It will compete with college annuals from other parts of the country. In previous years El Rodeo has placed well in this contest. Senate convenes Senate will meet tonight at T p.m. in the senate chamber, 418 Student Union, to make further plans for this semester. Bill Caldwell, student body president and presiding officer at the meeting, urges all members to attend. Bad news day Registrar announces grade report dates According to an announcement from the office of the registrar, all faculty members must have their final grade reports for schedule C courses in by Tuesday, Aug. 3. Five weeks reports on inferior and failing grades in all schedule A and schedule B courses and final grades for summer quarter courses in University Col- lege and the Civic Center division of the school of government must be in by Tuesday, Aug. 10. Sept. 7 has been set as the date for turning in final grades for all schedule B and schedule D courses. Inferior and failing grades in schedule A courses (10 weeks’ report) must be in by Sept. 14. Final marks in all schedule A courses, for all summer semester courses in University College and the Civic Center division of the School of Government are due by Oct. 19. Students may withdraw from schedule A courses, without grades, but with a mark of W (withdrawn) up to Sept. 17. After this date a student may receive the mark of W only if his work is of passing grade at the time of his official withdrawal. In addition to reporting the absences of trainees, faculty members are requested to keep accurate attendance records of all students and to report the number of absences incurred by students given inferior or failing grades on the 5 weeks to 10 weeks reports. Excessive absences may be reported at any time to the counselor of men or the dean of women for investigation. By action of the student scholarship committee, instructors are directed to give frequent tests throughout the term, to emphasize the 10 weeks’ examination by making it cover the first 10 weeks’ worik, and to give a one-hour comprehensive examination at the last meeting of each course. This final examination is to count for not more than one quarter of the credit for the course. Other examinations may be given during the last week of the term at the discretion Of each individual instructor.
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ns set r all-U
vilian and trainee stu-ts will be guests of Chi fraternity at the All-U rmelon feed Friday night 28th street. Watermelon dancing will be abundant inning at 7 p.m. according Mel Jessup, chairman of event.
phasizing the fact that one in the university is invit-Jessup announced that 2000 nds of watermelon will be used the occasion. Iced punch will be served.
e affair will take place in back yard of the Chi Phi fra-ty house,” Jessup said. “Dane-planned on a specially con-cted platform in the front yards he Chi Phi fraternity and Del-Gamma sorority house.”
ie residences will be lighted cninese lanterns, subject to blackout restrictions, Jessup d, and a full or near-full moon expected for the occasion.
icing will be to the music of rds and Al Jarvis of Make Be-e Ballroom fame will be mas-of ceremonies. The affair is to until 9:30 p.m.
e Chi Phis will supply booths the rear for the watermelon
is the second of the week-ctivities which are being ar-by ASSC for the enter-»t of navy trainees an