DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 24, No. 23, October 11, 1932
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Phone RI 4111 Editor, Sta. 15 Manager, Sta. 9 SOUTHERN DAILY CALIFORNIA Vol. XXIV Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, October 11, 1932. Onera Singer Receives S. C. Music Degree Kathryn Meisle. Famous Contralto, Honored By President Ceremony Follows Diva s Recital in Bovard Auditorium Because of her achievements in the musical world, Kathryn Meisle, famed contralto, received the honorary degree of master of music from The University of Southern California yesterday. The ceremon-,es ye re held in the president’s immediately following: her appearance before the students in asse-nbly. The degree was presented to Miw. Meisle by Dr. R. B. von Klejr Smid. president of the university. Members of the administration were present. Sang In Assembly Mne. Meisle was voted the decree last June by the board of trus’eep, but she was unable to attend commencement to receive it: hence the presentation was delayed until yesterday. ln assembly she sang before 1600 students. Her program included ••Proveuval.ischtllled" by Strauss, “Zic Wissens Nicht" by Schubert. “Snowflakes" by Gretchavinoff, and "Les Filles de Cadix" by Delibes. She was accompanied on the piano by Raymond McFeeters. Debut In Chicago Mmr. Meisle mafle her debut with the Chicago Civic Opera company in 1923. She first appeared in opera on the Pacific coast in 102J*. Among her favorite roles are those of Airmens in ‘Aida,” Azu-cena in “II Trovatore." and the v. itf’h in 'Hansel and Gretel." She appeared in Los Angeles last werk in “Tl Arovatore." The latter part of this week she will go to San Fr?nrisco to appear in grand op'-va there. Week's Events To Include Teas, Dinners 3-5 p.m. Beta Sigma Omicron presentation tea, 643 West 28th street. Delta Delta Delta presentation tea, 834 W est 28th street. 3:30-5 p.m. Alpha Chi Alpha Tbe.a Sigma Phi tea honoring women students in journalism, 71ft West 28th street. Wednesday. 3-o p.m. Alpha Delta Ti presentation tea, ?1& West Adams. Alpha Gamma Delta presentation tea 668 West 2ith street. Phi Mu presentation tea, 801 West 28th street. 3:30-5 p.m. Phi Chi Theta tea honoring women in commerce, New College Inn. 24th and Figueroa, 6:30 p.m. Pi Kappa Sigma dinner honoring women in education, New College Inn, 24th and Figueroa. Friday, 3-5 p.m. Alpha Chi Omega presentation tea, 666 West 28th s<treet. Forensic Body Admits Local Debate Group Campus Leaders Acclaim Work of University Women’s Squad Representation Planned In National Oratory Tournament Council Will Select Leaders Freshman Club Leaders Chosen 1 at Lienau w as elected president of the V. W. C. A. Freshman club at the meeting which was held yesterday, the previous meeting being held for nominations. Marjorie Malloy was selected as tht new vice-president Haila Gude. secretary, and Betty Klitten, treasurer. There u as a tie between the tfirls nominated for social chairman, so there will be a co-chairmanship shared by Nancy Ruff and Eileen Gannon. The new members will be instiled into office at the next meet-Irr. Professional Group Will Meet at Kappa Psi House Tonight Officers for the professional interfraternity council will be elected tonight when the council gathers at the Kappa Psi house at 7:30 p.m., according to a statement by George Hoedinghaus. Announcement of the athletic schedule for the semester and plans | for other activities will be made. Cooperation with the social interfraternity council w ill be discussed. A committee representing both councils was suggested at the last meeting. A campaign will soon he under-| taken to interest houses in the council that have Dot been mem-; bers in the past. During the year the council conducts a continuous athletic schedule, gives an all-U sport dance, plans exchange luncheons, and promotes better interfraternity relationships. Catholics Await Debate Verdict As Chamber Acts Albert Einstein To Teach at Princeton NEW YORK, Ocu 10—(UP)— Professor Albert Einstein, discoverer of tbe theory of relativity, has accepted a life appointment as Lead of the school of mathematics ol the new Institute for Advanced Study, Dr. Abraham Flex-uer, director of the institute, announced today. Ttoe institute will open in the fall of 1933, Dr. Flexner said, and will be located at or near Princeton, N. J. Professor Einstein has accepted appointment as professor of mathematical and theoretical physics. He wi)3 live in Princeton and will be in residence at the institute an-nually from October 1 to April 15. He will visit Germany each year to rest at his Berlin home. MEXICO CITY, Oct 10—(UP)— Catholics and non-Catholics alike awaited tonight with deepest anxiety the debate scheduled for tomorrow in the chamber of deputies on the most radical anti-church measure ever proposed in this country — expulsion of all priests and federal seizure of all church property. „ The proposal was advanced formally in a memorial received Saturday from the Vera Cruz state legislature. The memorial asks the federal congress to enact a law i containing the following provis-' ions: 1. Declaring that priests of the ; Catholic religion have lost their 1 Mexican citizenship. 2. Providing that the priests, having lost their citizenship, maybe expelled from Mexico Attaining an outstanding place among college forensic clubs, the women's debate group has been admitted to the Southern California Women's Forensic association. All important schools on the coast are members of this association and admittance to it means that there will be a great advancement in women’s speaking activities on the campus. The association nas an extensive schedule declamation, oratorical, and extemporaneous speaking, and the S. C. group has already prepared a program for the year. Contests will take place at the University of Redlands, California Chris-tion college, and U. C. L. A. A Shakespearean contest is being sponsored on this campus by Mrs. Pearle Aikin-Smith and Phi Beta is planning a declamation contest. Express Approval Faculty members have expressed their approval of this step in the follow ing statements. Dean Mary Sinclair Crawford: I consider it the finest kind of activity for the university women. It is good training for them in whatever field their latter career may lie. We are very fortunate indeed to have so many women on our campus take so much initiative ln this type of activity. Dean Ray K. Immel: The entrance into the Women's Forensic association marks a great step forward in women’s debating. Our affiliations will mean great encouragement not only in debating but also in the allied contests of public speaking and declamation. Tour of Colleges Mrs. Pearle Aiken-Smith: I wish to congratulate the members of the women's debate squad on their expanded activities program. These enlarged interests auger well for progress and advancement. Dr. Bates Booth: Our admission | into the Southern California Forensic association marks a new- and greater scope for the university’s w omen’s activities. It will not only give us an opportunity to show the 1 quality of our work, but it will give us the opportunity to contribute our part to the prestige of the uni-j versity. Plans are being made for S. C. : to be represented at the national debate tournament at the College of the Pacific. This year’s program will also include a trip to the major colleges in California. Mohler To Be Speaker At Luncheon Orville Mohler, A. S. U. S. C. president, will speak today at the Graduate school luncheon to be held at 12:15 p.m. in room 422 of the Student Union. Reservations for the luncheon can be made with Miss Ruth Bohnett of the Graduate office in room 160, Administration building. Since only 75 can be accommodated, students are urged to make their reservations early. Utilities Head Arrested in Greek Capital Samuel Insull Estimates Personal Losses To Be $100,000,000 Grace Stoermer To Speak At Assembly Today Under Sponsorship of Y.W.C.A. Business Leader To Talk Here Junior Women’s HonoraryT oMeet Spooks and Spokes, junior women's honorary society will hold its first meeting of the year tomorrow noon in the Y. W. C. A. house. At the meeting, members will discuss the program for the year, including the plan to contact persons who might be interested in contributing books to the new* Doheny Memorial library'. Members are chosen each spring from the sophomore class on the basis of scholarship and service. Ex-Senator Reed Answers Hoover in Iowa Speech Clionian Society Fo Convene Tonight Clionian literary society 'will hold its last open meeting for new students interested in literary activities tonight at 7:30 in the Y. W. C. A. building. Miss Audrey Ray tner, president, will greet the new students and explain to them the nistory of the organization, and its function on the campus. Miss Mar-g?.ret Hufford has arranged a program in conjunction w ith the regular business meeting of active pnunbers to b« held at 7 p.m. DES MOINES, Ia., Oct 10—(UP) | —Ex-Senator James A. Reed, perhaps the fieriest orator in Democratic ranks, “answered” President Hoover’s recent Des Moines address tonight by blaming the president and the Republican tariff for agriculture s plight From the platform in the old brick coliseum here where the president last week opened his campaign for re-election, Reed employed his most polished satire to lash Mr. Hoover, his record, and ris advisers. Reed, former senator from Missouri and long a critic of the president, was called upon by the Democratic party to follow Mr. Hoover into Iowa and answer, point by point, his important campaign utterances here. Reed told his audience he knew “all the answers.” Then as he swung into the farm problem he took the offensive and Warned the president for war-time regulation of the price of wheat. That made the farmer “pay for everything he bought at World w ar prices, but he was not permitted to obtain world war prices for what he had to sell,” Reed said. 1 his regulation and high tariffsi in the post-war period which enabled manufacturers to maintain war prices on their products,” are the underlying factors in the farmers' troubles, Reed added. His own,view of the tariff prob-I lem, Reed said, is that “if we are to have a tariff for the protection of the manufacturers of things that the farmer must buy, then the farmer should receive an equivalent protection. That he cannot receive because he is an exporter rather than an importer, but insofar as the inequality can be reduced, we stand for giving him that protection.” Large Ticket Sale Reported Drama Shop To Present “Streets of New York” Two Evenings Phenomenal advance sale of tickets for “Streets of New York,” five-act melodrama to be presented by Drama Shop on Friday and Saturday evenings, was reported last night by A'al Jean McCoy, chairman of the ticket conjmittee. Presentation of the play on two nights was agreed on by Drama Shop officers in order to make positive the accomodation of all those expected to attend. The limited capacity of Touchstone theater was said to be another factor. Tickets went on sale last Tuesday at 20, 30, and 40 cents, the theater being divided into three approximately equal parts. While the different-priced sections will be kept distinct, according to McCoy, seats within sections will not be reserved. The* unusual price scale was attributed to the tradition of the play, which was first produced 75 years ago, in the heyday of the “10-20-30” era. In those days balcony seats were 10 and 20 cents, the “pit” costing 30 cents. Production expenses are higher now, how-however, according to Norman Wright, diredor of the play; what are outlandish costumes now' were everyday garments in 1857. The cashier’s office in the University bookstore and the School of Speech office have tickets on sale, as well as the following members of Drama Shop: Norman Wright, Louise Johnson, Val Jean McCoy, Rita Holtzjian, Beatrix Finston, and Les Koritz. Debaters Will Be Selected Today Final tryouts for the political debate squad, which were to have been held yesterday afternoon, have been postponed until this afternoon, it was announced last night by Captain Ames Crawford in the absence of Manager Worth Bernard, who is in the north making final arrangements for the political tilts. November 7, the eve of the presidential election, has been set as the date for the contests with Stanford and California on the question, “Hoover vs. Roosevelt.” California will meet S. C. in Bovard auditorium while two Trojans will travel to Palo Alto for a tilt with the Indians. In this afternoon’s miniature debates, Roy Johnson and Robert North, Hoover Speakers, will meet Jim Jacobs and Trevor Hawkins, supporting Roosevelt, in Hoose 206 at 3 o’clock. Advocating the re-election of the Republican nominee, Martin Agens and Captain Crowfard will meet Lawrence Pritchard and Clinton Jones, speaking for the New York governor at 4 p.m. Former Leader Declares He Left Country To Improve Health ATHENS, Greece, Oct 10—(UP) —Samuel Insull, once one of America's foremost industrial leaders, was arrested today in Athens as a fugitive from justice in America. As soon as the white-haired exmillionaire was taken into custody, officials of both Greece and United States moved to obtain his extradition to Chicago, where he and his brother, Martin, are under indictment on charges of embezzlement in the crash of the Insull utilities “empire.” Insull was calmly drinking coffee at his hotel when police detained him. He complained bitterly about his lot, declaring that he has “lost over $100,000,000” in the collapse of his utilities companies. His wife, he said, lost another $50,000,000, and his son had losses too. Denies Charges Insull voiced vigorous denial that he had been guilty of wrong-doing, insisting that he is not an embezzler. He left Chicago, he said, because of his health, and he has not, he insisted, tried to evade arrest. “All my troubles are due to the newspapers,” he said, complaining bitterly about press reports that he has been living a luxurious life in Paris. Police tonight were considering releasing him for the time being, but it was indicated a careful watch will be kept of his movements until such time as definite action on the matter of extradition has been taken. Mutual Agreement Insull, who fled from his hotel in Paris last week after word of the Chicago indictment reached him, arrived in the Greek capital Saturday morning from Salonica. He went from Albania to Salonica by plane on the previous day, it was learned. Although Greece and the United States have not ratified their extradition treaty, an agreement has been reached between the two countries under which a mutual exchange of fugitives may be made. The Insull case will be handled under that agreement, it is understood. Grace Stoermer, prominent woman banking leader, will speak in Bovard auditorium this morning during assembly period in the first of a series of vocational guidance talks sponsored by the Y. W. C. A. TbB. offi* Date Set f#r By s.c. Squires Pan-hel Formal Trojan Squires, underclass serc-ice group, will settle down to consideration of intra-organization problems today when the society meets in Hoose 206 at 12:15 p.m. Campus activities of the Squires for the present will be brought up to date when the traditions committee renders its report of the recent sophomore-freshman tie-up at which the class of ’35, led by the Squires, was. victorious. Bob McNeil, president, will outline changes to be affected in the system of ushering for student assemblies in Bovard auditorium. Assembly ushers will be asked to make an effort to induce Trojans to take seats toward the front of the auditorium during entertainments to expedite seating of late comers. A fall social program, reported upon last week, will also be adopted at the session today. Norman Thomas Urges Ministers To Form Union Norman Thomas, Socialist presi-dedntial candidate, left by airplane for Salt Lake City yesterday after addressing 400 ministers and their wives with a plea to “organize for political action.” A union of preachers to be affiliated with the American Federation of Labor was suggested by the candidate, adding they shoul agree to “make a gang rush for a pulpit vacated when some fellow pastor is fired for preaching the truth.” Thomas, himself a former Presbyterian minister, declared such action “would help the preachers, and possibly the A. F. of L.” He added that Socialism and even Communism “are conservative compared with the real teachings of Christianity.” Even Socialism, he said, does not tell us to “sell your belongings and give to the poor.” Advertisers To Meet Tomorrow Alpha Delta Sigma, national advertising fraternity, is holding its first meeting of the year at the College Inn on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. with C. H. Mayne, one of the outstanding men in the field of food advertising, as guest speaker. A new program has been planned for this year which will give members experience in organization, speaking before groups, and an opportunity to make valuable business contacts. Alpha Delta Sigma is the only national advertising fraternity. Gene Duckwall is president Biltmore Blue Room To Be Scene of Social Event Nov. 18 Plans for the Pan hellenic formal, slated for Friday evening, November 18, In the Blue room of the Los Angeles Biltmore hotel are being completed, according to Sonia Turney, vice-president and social chairman of the organization. The bids, which will be distributed to the Pan-hellenic representatives in the near future, will be sold for |1.50. Unaffiliated students are invited to be present, and their bids may be secured at the cashier’s office in the University book store. The ticket committee sponsored by Joy Camp, Kappa Delta, will contact the Professional Panhellenic association immediately. The various features of the dance will be under the direction of the following houses and their representatives who will assume full responsibility. Location, Sonia Turney, Alpha Gamma Delta; orchestra, Christy Fox, Pi Beta Phi; refreshments, Dorothea Holt, Kappa Alpha Theta; program, Jean McCulloch, Alpha Delta PI; decorations, Kathryn Weiss, Alpha Chi Omega; patrons and patronesses, Mabel Alice Hachten, Delta Zeta; publicity, Mary Fran Hayward. Honor guests will be Dr. and Mrs. Rufus B. von KleinSmid, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Touton, Dean Mary Sinclair Crawford, Dean Francis Bacon, and Dr. and Mrs. William Rice. Beer Predicted WASHINGTON, Oct 10—(UP)— Senator Daxid A. Reed, Repn., Pa., today predicted the country would get four per cent beer and new taxes from congress this winter. ‘Kingfish’ Terms Roosevelt ‘Overwhelming Feller’ Dr. Cook To Address Aristotelian Society The Aristotelian literary society will hold its second open meeting of the year tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. Dr. O. W. E. Cook, professor of political science and an alumnus of the group, will deliver a short address on “Benefits Derived from Public Speaking Clubs.” Talks will also be given by John Hoover and Gordon Macker. Discussion of current topics of the day will follow the scheduled program. The meeting is open to all students interested in parliamentary practice and public speaking, according to Robert McCaw, president Dr. Piatt To Give Final Lecture in Philosophy Forum Dr. Donald A. Piatt, professor of philosophy at the University of California at Los Angeles, will complete his series of lectures on realism when he addresses the Philosophy Forum this afternoon on “Pragmatic Realism.” The forum will meet, as usual, in Bowne hall at 4:30 p.m. Dr. Piatt was formerly a member of the faculty at the University of Texas. He spent some time as ! a visiting professor at U.C.L.A., and is now a regular member of the philosophy department there, and is known for his work as a pragmatist NEW YORK, Oct. 10-(UP)—The senator from Louisana, Huey P. Long, does not drink coffee and he thinks that his friend Roosevelt is an “overwhelming feller;” he likes New York, but he will not have his photograph taken while wearing pajamas; he has never been unkind or ungentleman-ly to a woman. This and a lot more information was divulged by the Louisiana “Kingfish” as he sat on the bed in his room at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel today and held impromtu court for the press. His estimate of Roosevelt was the result of yesterday’s visit with the Democratic presidential candidate, the first time they had met. He coupled it with the observation that “Hoover is just a big cipher with the ring rubbed off.” This gave him considerable enjoyment and he decided he might as well eat on it. He got the telephone operator on tbe wire. “Honey,’ he said, “see if you can get me a double order of orange juice’ And what do you have in the way of vegetables? All right some sliced peaches. And a big bowl of bran . . . hell, honey, I don’t drink coffee.” The “kirifcfish” volunteered that he had told Roosevelt he didn’t need to speak In the South. “They all are going to vote for him anyway,” he said. “I told him they bucked the traces four years ago. but they wish they could take It back now.” The senator denied the radical lable which some have attached to him. “I’m a conservative,” he said. ‘The radicals are people out of office.” The tousled«red head of the senator disappeared quickly under the sheets when a suggestion was made that he might like to have his picture taken while wearing pajamas. “I'll be damned if you do,” he said. “You won’t get out of here alive if you do. No siree! They did that once and I never heard j the last of it And listen, fellers, these are cottoo. pajamas.** i Aeneas To Hold Exchange Dinner Spanish dancers from La Gol-ondrlna cafe and Hawaiian guitarist will provide the entertain^ ment for the exchange dinner to be held at Aeneas hall for th® residents of the Womens’ Residence hall tonight Marionette and Ricardo from tha Olvera street cafe will present a rouUne consisting of Spanish dances and songs in the lobby of Aeneas hall following the dinner. Simeon Akaka, a former resident of the hall and a noted vocalist with the Trojan band will play and sing a number of Hawaiian melodies. At the conclusion of the program there will be dancing in the recreation hall of the Women’s Residence hall. Open Meeting To Be Held by Athena Club Welcoming all new and interested students, Athena, national literary society, will hold its second and last open meeting this evening at 7:30 in the Womens’ lounge of the Student Union. A literary and musical program, under the direction of Edith Eyre, chairman, will be presented for the guests. Following the entertainment refreshments will b« served. Woman Banker To Offer First Talk of Series “The Place of Women in Business” Will Be Speaker's Topic Bringing to the campus the first of a number of speakers included in a vocational guidance proeram, the Y. W. C. A. will present Grace Stoermer, vice-president of the Rank of America, who will speak on “The Place of Wora^n in Business," this morning at 9:50 in Bovard auditorium. Miss Stoermer will be introduced by Dean Reid McClung of the College of Commerce, who will be presented by Virginia Smith, president of the Y. W. C. A. Prominent In Banking Having the distinction of being the only woman to hold the vicepresidency of a large bank. Miss Stoermer is acquainted with her * topic. “A woman's bank within a i bank” is a feature which w as in-jaugurated in the Bank of America by Miss Stoermer for the convenience of women who are in the business world. In addition to her prominence in banking circles, Miss Stoermer is active in a variety of different fields. She is chairman of the economics division of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women’s club of Los Angeles, and a member of the Business Women’s legislative council, the Friday Morning club, and the Los Angeles Advertising club. Organ Selections • A graduate of Los Angeles high school Miss Stoermer has centered her activities in the state of California, As a member of the Citizens' Reconstruction organization, tho bank executive played an important part in the anti-hoarding campaign advocated by President Hoover. In her capacity as past grand president of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Miss Stoermer has been personally interested in a number of college students and has aided the scholarship work of that organization. Through her many contacts in the southwest she has aided various clubs and schools with their business problems and in the women’s bank she states that she has aided in every way but “to marry the applicants.” Willard Smith will offer as an organ prelude, “Adoration" by Bor* owsky and as a postlude, “Allegro Jubilante,” by Milligan. i
|Title||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 24, No. 23, October 11, 1932|
Phone RI 4111 Editor, Sta. 15 Manager, Sta. 9
Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, October 11, 1932.
Onera Singer Receives S. C. Music Degree
Kathryn Meisle. Famous Contralto, Honored By President
Ceremony Follows Diva s Recital in Bovard Auditorium
Because of her achievements in the musical world, Kathryn Meisle, famed contralto, received the honorary degree of master of music from The University of Southern California yesterday. The ceremon-,es ye re held in the president’s immediately following: her appearance before the students in asse-nbly.
The degree was presented to Miw. Meisle by Dr. R. B. von Klejr Smid. president of the university. Members of the administration were present.
Sang In Assembly
Mne. Meisle was voted the decree last June by the board of trus’eep, but she was unable to attend commencement to receive it: hence the presentation was delayed until yesterday.
ln assembly she sang before 1600 students. Her program included ••Proveuval.ischtllled" by Strauss, “Zic Wissens Nicht" by Schubert. “Snowflakes" by Gretchavinoff, and "Les Filles de Cadix" by Delibes. She was accompanied on the piano by Raymond McFeeters.
Debut In Chicago
Mmr. Meisle mafle her debut with the Chicago Civic Opera company in 1923. She first appeared in opera on the Pacific coast in 102J*. Among her favorite roles are those of Airmens in ‘Aida,” Azu-cena in “II Trovatore." and the v. itf’h in 'Hansel and Gretel."
She appeared in Los Angeles last werk in “Tl Arovatore." The latter part of this week she will go to San Fr?nrisco to appear in grand op'-va there.
Week's Events To Include Teas, Dinners
3-5 p.m. Beta Sigma Omicron presentation tea, 643 West 28th street.
Delta Delta Delta presentation tea, 834 W est 28th street.
3:30-5 p.m. Alpha Chi Alpha Tbe.a Sigma Phi tea honoring women students in journalism, 71ft West 28th street.
Wednesday. 3-o p.m. Alpha Delta Ti presentation tea, ?1& West Adams.
Alpha Gamma Delta presentation tea 668 West 2ith street.
Phi Mu presentation tea, 801 West 28th street.
3:30-5 p.m. Phi Chi Theta tea honoring women in commerce, New College Inn. 24th and Figueroa,
6:30 p.m. Pi Kappa Sigma dinner honoring women in education, New College Inn, 24th and Figueroa.
Friday, 3-5 p.m. Alpha Chi Omega presentation tea, 666 West 28th s|