Daily Trojan, Vol. 38, No. 64, December 16, 1946
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r fl 11 f o r n i fl bo s Ex-Secretary Appear at Inquiry nate Committee Probes Mystery ►f Alleged War Contract Payments JASHINGTON, Dec. 15 — (UP) — Edward P. Terry, llaims he was warned under pain of death not to tes-jppears before a Senate War Investigating committee pow to take up the elusive trail of $25,000 which a Contractor allegedly paid over to Sen. Theodore G. land Begins ocity Phase War Trials fO. Monday. Dec. 16—<U.E>— Premier Hideki Tojo and wartime government were |ible for the brutal, wholesale er of more than 100.000 ol bples of southeast Asia, the (prosecution staff charged to-|opening the British atrocity of the Tokyo war crimes ro Kimura, ex - commander mese forces ln Burma and the 27 defendants on trial f,he Far Eastern Military Tri-«-as responsible for ordering cution without trial of capped fliers, the British prose-Ifiarged. ITIES HIGH | told the court that approx-25 per cent of the British ■une prisoners of the Japa-Iher were killed or died in py iese sadism In Malaya, Sing-Jurma, Hong Kong, Inaio-id Thailand was not the \l “independent acts of in-Japanese commanders and but the general policy of lane.se forces and the Japa-lwmmtliV the opening it declared. |ritish said that the govern-Britain, Australia, Cana-few Zealand have so much | of Japanese atrocities com-lder the Japanese warrior’s lushido that it is “impossi-llace it all into the Tribunal [ithin any reasonable tin j. >RTURE beyond description, mass hits, and beatings were Id during the Japanese southeast Asia, the British They said massacres of ^children, women, and men etrated on a huge scale, [•osecution promised to in-evidence to prove that foresters Shigenon Togo and Jsitomiisu. both among the p.ts on trial, were responsible ELges commited against Aimers and populations. er Prepares iday Program ining a traditional Christ-f;tom on campus. Dr. Frank ?r. professor cf English, will readings from noted works I holiday theme at 3:15 p.m. |w in tho art and lecture University library. The is a part of the literary Sponsored by the council of mine several years ago. thc given by Dr. Baxter has an annual event. He has td a variety of readings from medieval carols to jy Ogden Nash. His mter-of “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens, has been popular bdiences. ixter received his A B. and rom the University of Pen-|ia. He came to SC in 1930. years later obtained his le in Cambridge. England. Bilbo, D., Miss. Bilbo is accused of accepting the money and other gifts in 1942-43 in exchange for his influence in obtaining lush war contracts. His answer is that he “didn’t get a damned dollar” and that he’ll prove it when the evidence is in. Senate Republicans who wish to remain anonymous, hope they can build a strong enough case to deprive Bilbo of his seat but they j admit the outlook is dubious. Only in instances where actual corruption was shown has a Senator been refused his seat. They concede that to date it has not that Bilbo pocketed money. TERRY FOUND Terry, Bilbo’s erstwhile secretary, turned up “in a nervous state" in a Quitman, Miss., hospital last week while FBI agents were trying to ferret him out. He had been missing for several days. He will have a star role tomorrow along with J. Marvin Quin. Jackson, Miss., banker, to whom he revealed the anonymous death threat. Quin’s subpoena also directed him to produce records of his bank’s financial dealings with Terry. Joining the parade to the witness stand will be A. L. Shushan, prominent New Orleans contractor, and supporter of the late Huey Long, who is supposed to have had dealings with Bilbo. Also on hand will be three Mississippi contractors — Michael Morrissey, M. T. Reed and A. B. Friend — whose names have crept in and out of testimony purporting to link Bilbo with political and financial manipulations. STRIKE A BLOW Terry said from his hospital bed that his testimony will “strike a telling blow’’ and “have definite bearing on Bilbo's political future." He quit Bilbo a year ago and also resigned as clerk of the Senate District of Columbia committee which Bilbo heads. No reasons were given. Last week, soon after the Bilbo hearing started, the senate probers were electrified by reports that Terry and his entire family had been threatened with death. Terry took the anonymous telephone threats so seriously that he asked to be excused from testify- 1 ing. Meantime he had disappeared from his Meridian. Miss., home i and the investigators put the FBI on his trail. CHARLES HIRT . . . directs carols Carol Songfest Will Highlight Chapel Service In cooperation with the College been proven of Music, Wednesday's chapel serv-any of the . jce sponsored by the council of religion, will include a program of Christmas caroling in the form of a noon community sing in Bovard auditorium. A cappella choir members, under the direction of Dr. Charles C. Hirt. will lead the audience in the singing of traditional Christmas carols. To insure full audience participation in the caroling, mimiogra-phed sheets of the best known Yuletide songs will be handed to students as they enter the auditorium. Caroling will not constitute the whole chapel program, however. Stressing the religious aspects of the services Dr. David D. Eitzen. associate professor of pastoral counselling of the Graduate School, will give a short talk during the program. Chapel services are held each week in Bowne hall under the sponsorship of the student religious council. Music for these services is provided by Dr. Hirt's class of musical worship. All students are invited to attend the Christmas caroling program and to participate in thc weekiy devotional services. El Rodeo Announces Deadline for Proofs El Rodeo office has issued a warning to all students who neglect to turn in proofs to the University photographer before Christmas vacation. Those persons wTill lose the right to make a personal choice of their El Rcdeo pictures. Students who fail to keep appomt-ments with the photographer will not be given new ones. lancellor's Notice come to our attention that |are afloat to the effect that rates will be raised effective first. This is merely to no such official action to has been taken or even jiplated. R- ^ lOetnSmid. Henderson Orchestra Set for Junior Prom Skitch Henderson, the piano vir-1 at numerous parties gives him a tuoso who is Hollywood's 1 a t es t i chance to keep in practice, golden-haired boy and Bing Crosby's! The dance offers more than cap- answer to a poor Crossley rating, brings his 21-piece orchestra to the junior prom bandstand to provide music for everyone's dancing pleasure. The young British-born musician first planned a career as a concert pianist and at the age of 16 toured the United States. Later, when he joined Duke Ellington's band, he changed his original ambitions as well as his style of musical interpretation. AIR FORCE MAN After his release from the army air forces in 1945, Henderson formed his own musical organization and is now kept busy with recording engagements, guest appearances, and movie making. Contracted to the Music Corporation of America, the Henderson band appears on the Frank Sinatra show once a month and records modem interpretations of classical compositions, as well as popular numbers, for Capital. HOUSING SHORTAGE Victim of the housing shortage. Henderson lives in a one-room apartment in Hollywood in which there is no room for a piano. How-ftocepting invitations to play tivating music, stated Elizabeth Doyle, Kappa Delta, coordinator of junior class week's activities. Each girl will be presented with an orchid corsage, included in the original price of the bid. Bedecked with candles and matching decorations, the Riviera Country club will be the setting for the prom on Jan. 11. UN Assembly Grants WFTU Special Status Russia Wins Victory In Getting Favorable Vote for Laborites FLUSHING MEADOWS, N. Y., Dec. 15 — (UP) — Russia won a victory in the closing hours of the United Nations general assembly today by securing special status in the UN for the World Federation of Trade Unions. The assembly approved by a vote of 34 to 11, with 8 abstentions. a resolution giving the WFTU the right to submit questions to the agenda of the economic and social council. The WFTU thus was given equal status in the world organization with the American Federation of Labor, the International Cooperative Alliance, and the International Chamber of Commerce. RUSSIA SPONSOR The resolution was sponsored by Russia. However, a Soviet amend ment which would have given the WFTU the right to submit written or verbal statements to the economic and social council on any issue before it was rejected by a vote of 28 to 15 with 10 abstentions. The U. S. and Britain opposed both Russian moves to give the WFTU special status. Assembly President Paul Henri Spaak limited debate and suspended virtually all translations in an effort to push the meeting to a close tonight. Originally scheduled to end last night, the assembly became bogged down in a morass of word? spoken on routine items and dragged out long beyond expectations. WOMEN SPEAK Two American women were among the stars of today’s speakers —Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Mrs. Helen Gahagan Douglas, Democrat congresswoman from California, former stage star and wTife of movie actor Melvin Douglas. The Russian resolution, Mrs. Douglas said, “would elevate the World Federation of Trade Unions to a status superior to that of a member of the United Nations not represented on the council.” Mrs. Douglas, alternate American delegate, held the attention of the delegates and gallery as few other speakers had in the early part of today's session. Wampus Sales To Bring Joy To SC Buyers Wampus has arrived and all’s well with the world. Joy and happiness permeate the campus in unbounded measure today. Boys are buoyant, and girls are gurgling. Even professors are lecturing with a lilt in their larnyx, because the December issue of the funniest magazine this side of University avenue is on sale this morning. “The reason it's late in getting here is that the linotype operators couldn’t set the copy because they were laughing so hard,” sa*d Horace, the Wampus wildcat. “Hey, look. Wilbur,” said one Wampus customer, chortling to himself. “Look at these cartoons by Jones. This little character here slays me.” The two were so overcome with laughter that they doubled up and rolled into the street, still clutching the hilarious Wampus. Sport Fans Flock To Dance, Carnival SKITCH HENDERSON • . . Jan. 11 bandman Coeds Model Styles Today Women's wear, from formal occasion to sports, modeled by Trcjan coeds, will constitute the main event on a program today at 12:13 in the student lounge. The women of the Sophomore-Ju-nior and Freshmen clubs of the YWCA. who will have their meetings combined with the fashion show, invite all women to attend. Displaying a variety of wardrobe selections during the noon hour will be 12 models chosen from the club's rank s. I. Magnin s will provide the garments for the style show. Arrangements for the fashion showing were made by Willagene Wither and Junefred Lyons. Narrating will be done by Mary Neff, who will call attention to the fashion keynotes illustrated by the modeled clothes. The style show will last through the noon hour and will be over in time for 1:15 p.m. classes, announced Penny Caras, adviser of the sponsoring organization. Members ot the Freshman club will receive activity hours for attending the show, she said. Models will be Nancy Schoolmaster, Jackie Teets. June Herd. Anita Bruel. Junefred Lyons. Gloria Amu-'on. Patty Dwan. Anna Rose. Mary Jane McMamara. Marilyn Kinsey, and Bobby Plychas. Excelsior Wins Forensic Meet Excelsior High school won sw eepstakes honors in the 11th annual invitational high school forensic tournament held Friday and Saturday on campus. More than 225 contestants from 18 schools from San Francisco and southern California participated in the event which was sponsored by SC. Both Excelsior and Dorsey High schools garnered sweepstakes points in all but one event of the tournament. Fairfax placed second in the final results with Dorsey in third place. Undefeated through seven straight I rounds of class A debate. Excelsior placed first ln that event and tied for fourth with Dorsey and Manual Arts of Los Angeles. Alhambra and Fairfax tied for second. Class B debate saw Marshall in first position with Dorsey second and two Fairfax teams tied for third. San Francisco's Lowell High school came out on top in the oratory field and was the only school from the Bay city to win a first. Excelsior took second in oratory and also garnered a second in the humorous division of declamation. Beverly Hills captured top honors in dramatic, humorous, and oratorical declamation with Santa Monica taking second in dramatic and Mar shall second in oratory. Fairfax placed first in impromptu speaking with Los Angeles High school winning second honors.-School trophies wTere presented to sweepstakes and debate winners and first and second place medals to winners of all events. CAMPUS EX-GI'S, shown casting their ballots for a vet-ehan's representative to the newly- created ASSC senate seat, expressed conflicting viewpoints regarding senator's duties. Vets Give Opinion About Senate Seat As Jesse Unruh, new veteran representative, prepared to assume his duties on the ASSC senate, a cross-section poll of ex-GIs on campus revealed opposing opinions concerning the senator’s position and obligations. Bob Beller, sophomore, had definite ideas as to what the representative should work for: , ———_______ Publisher Dies BAKERSFIELD, Dec. 15— <U.E> — Alfred Harrell. 83. publisher of the Bakersfield Californian for 49 years, died at his home of a heart attack. Bom in Merced county Nov. 10. 1863. Harrell was superintendent of Kern county schools before he purchased the newspaper in 1897. He is survived by his widow. Virginia M. Harrell, and a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Harrell Chipman. San Francisco. Kurdistan Capital Falls to Iranians TEHRAN. Iran, Dec. 15. (U.E) — Iranian chief of staff General Ali Rasmara announced today that government forces had marched into Mahabad. the capital of ‘democratic” Kurdistan, without meeting the “slightest resistance.” Kurdistan province is south of Azerbaijan, where a short-lived "democratic” revolution collapsed last week. Rasmara’s troops also have occupied Tabriz, the Azerbaijan capital. Rasamar said two columns of his foices arrived in Mahabad from Mi-yfndua before noon today. He said Ghazi Mohammed, former president of the "Kurdish People's Republic” w as "preparing to submit himself and his close followers to the expeditionary officers.” It also was reported here that the Kurds had received information from Tehran that they would be given a larger measure of home rule in the future. The government was said to be making this concession in an effort to unite the country once more under the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahari. Rasmara said the last sniping had stopped in Tabriz and that the central army had arrested all of the Fidayi < Azerbaijan irregulars) who had not surrendered voluntarily and put them in the central jail. UNIVERSITY PLANS “Find out if the university has any plans to raise tuition fees again. If it has. fight the increase The government's allowance has reached the straining point al-] ready.” An anonymous student offered: “The veteran's senator should evaluate all the negative gripes which shall inevitably flood his office. He should impress on the veteran body how lucky they are to receive educational advantages. Then he can work on a positive program — such as housing, shall we say?” Wayne Chiappe, veteran of two years service in Burma, stood against the veteran's seat: NO VETERAN DISCRIMINATION “There should be no veteran discrimination. We should not try to gain benefits for students because i they are veterans. Almost every member of every organization is a veteran. They would have to be, for look at the statistics showing the percentage of GI enrollment of the entire student body. Why are we segregating veterans from veterans?” Said another student who desired to remain unnamed: “I don't see the necessity of a veteran's seat on the senate. We re all in this school as students, and the emphasis should not dwell on being an ex-GI.” The final interviews stated: “Veteran students should have greater freedom in choosing where they can purchase textbooks and supplies. This is a job for the senator. At several universities, a man may shop for his equipment, which proves it is not impossible. Competition brings down the prices, you know.” Dear Ruth Play To Continue Run The SC drama department’s production of “Dear Ruth.” running for three days, has been receiving wide acclaim. The play will be continued for the next two days and tickets are still being sold. The GI versus civilian plot presents a pleasant mix-up which the drama department portrays with Janet Lees playing Ruth and Paul Kennedy, the misled Lt. .Bill Seawright. Tickets priced at 50 cents are on sale in the ticket office. Student Union. Students will be admitted upon the presentation of activity books. New Athletic Croup Heads Indoor Show Students turned out by the hundreds to attend Friday night’s Sports Carnival in the Physical Education building. An a 11-university event, sponsored by the newly-formed Intramural Recreation association, the first of its type this year, the carnival featured various indoor sports, diving, gymnastic, and fencings exhibitions. and a dance with Ivan Scott and his orchestra providing the music. While the officials were adding points to determine the winners of the fraternity swimming meet. Ann Eeller and June Breck entertained the crowd with a diving exhibition. Miss Breck, an instructor at UCLA, provided the comedy of the act with her trick dives from the high board. Dressed in a 1908 style bathing suit, complete with sleeves, knee-length pants, and socks to match. Miss Breck tripped, rolled, and fell from the diving board. Miss Belier, a University College student, showed professional diving form despite Miss Breck's attempts to bother he/ with her yo-yo and badminton antics. Three physical education majors, Dave Heiser, Bill Hyam, and Frank Nobbe, and one law student, Chuck McKenzie, furnished pre-basketball entertainment with a gymnastic exhibition. Hyam and Nobbe performed on the rings and parallel bars, while McKenzie and Heiser demonstrated the techniques of hand balancing. Large crowds witnessed the fencing exhibition at 8:30. Jan York, well known American woman fencer, was assisted in the demonstration by a corps of her fencing club members. Faculty members and sponsors of the Intramural Recreation association commented on the excellent handling of the carnival by student officials and sports managers. Winners of the various events included Fraternity swim meet. Kappa Sigma; Women’s swim meet, Willard Hall; independent basketball. Hipsters; fraternity basketball. Sigma Chi; women’s volleyball final. Kappa Alpha Theta: SC-UCLA badminr.ton tournament, SC. Interfraternity Dance Features Henderson Skitch Henderson's band with Peggy Lee, vocalist, will appear as the main feature of the Interfraternity dance Wednesday evening. The Interfraternity council voted that no corsages will be worn, although the affair is formal. The Bel-Air Bay club in Santa Monica is the location for the dance which will last from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bids for the dance are $5.50 and may be obtained through house presidents. Due to a limited number of bids, only 25 per cent of the members of each house can buy them. Hot Debate in City Council Compared to Senate Antics by Dave Platter Angry voices and vigorous debate filled the city council chamber Thursday when Councilman Ed J. Davenport introduced a resolution which would have the effect of denouncing an alleged left-wing group's petition to operate a radio station. Antics and arguments of the councilmen brought smiles and snickers from the onlookers who included "ten very fine men and women from SC.” as the president of the council put it. FIREWORKS The fireworks began when Davenport submitted his resolution which, if carried, would have put the council on record as stating that letters written on official stationery by certain members would reflect only their individual opinions. The letters, Davenport stated, were requested. from councilmen by a Hollywood radio organization to aid the group in its petition before the federal communications commission for a permit to operate an FM radio station. Members of the radio group, it was charged, were under communistic influence. AMENDMENT Councilman J. Win Austin offered I ar. amendment to Davenport's res- 1 /\VVS Cabinet squared off. the conservative being predominerrt but the liberal being most vociferous. The red herring was dragged from one side of the chamber to the other. Five legislators defended the radio group, bringing up such vital arguments as maintenance of Tree speech, personal records, and the citizenship record of the loved and hated Carey McWilliams, whose name was also thrown into the hot debate. CLOSES DEBATE Junior member of the council John R. Roden closed the debate with a speech which began: “I don’t know what the hell we fought a war for,” as he rallied to defend the Hollywood corporation. Davenport’s resolution was approved, receiving a 9 to 5 vote, but failed by 1 vote to carry suspension of the rules which requires 10 vctes. The resolution was sent to committee for further consideration. Outstanding in the debate was the obvious lack of facts upon which tc base the action. Most speakers admitted they knew nothing about the organization or members of it. Certain persons in the SC delegation uttered sage comments about that fact as they recalled a similar law-making body which meets on the fourth floor of the Student Un* ion. olution to the effect that the coun ril should entirely condemn the radio group's project. In the ensuing debate, factions ‘ AWS cabinet will meet at 3 p.m. today in 418 Student Union, according to President Anita Norcop.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 38, No. 64, December 16, 1946|
|Description||Daily Trojan, Vol. 38, No. 64, December 16, 1946.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
r fl 11 f o r n i fl bo s Ex-Secretary Appear at Inquiry nate Committee Probes Mystery ►f Alleged War Contract Payments JASHINGTON, Dec. 15 — (UP) — Edward P. Terry, llaims he was warned under pain of death not to tes-jppears before a Senate War Investigating committee pow to take up the elusive trail of $25,000 which a Contractor allegedly paid over to Sen. Theodore G. land Begins ocity Phase War Trials fO. Monday. Dec. 16—