Daily Trojan, Vol. 39, No. 45, November 17, 1947
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terfraternity Council Votes, 17-4 o Bar Kappa Alpha Membership Ts Washington Correspondent* DX President eets Truman not*: Cliarlf*. Neis-w-wider. former T>T fp»Tor*> editor end prv-i<jrnt of 'um* Detta t hi. national professional joumalmm fraternity. Waphin&'*on attradinc the fraternity'* national convention.) by Charles Neiswender Chief, DT Washington Bureau .shington, the town of formal handshaking, initiated correspondent today in the president’s office in the House. President Harry S. Truman greeted underate and professional members of Sigma Delta Chi with ndly smile and a firm handclasp at an informal press conference. Secret service guards took the bombs and other weapons from the Republicans in the group and then let us through the gate. We piled our overcoats on the huge roundtable in t.ie foyer just outside the president’s oval office, and casually strolled into his office to greet the chief. TRUMAN HEAVIER Truman is somewhat paunchier than can be discerned from his pictures. The deep lines marking his face are indicative of the load put on the man's capacity. The president is a constant poser. Pour or five cameramen were at the meeting. but not once did they catch the Missouri musician off guard. Truman is an impeccable groomer. His clothes and personal self are in immaculate condition. The president had a new pair of brown shoes that could be considered sporty, and he was dressed in a greenish-toned tweed suit. GIVES ADVICE The Chief spoke with a friendly, informal tone, and had the SDX members laughing continually. Truman offered a bit of advice to us as beginners—as working newspapermen. He said the greatest need for a reporter is to know a fact. To illustrate his point the president without mentioning names, told of the distortion of farts by certain newspaper columnists and added, as a footnote, that if he had a newspaper, there would be no columnists working on his paper. When your correspondent gets back to Troy, he will be available every afternoon in the Trojan office for anyone to come and shake the hand that shook the hand of the president of the United States. Republicans, too. POLICE ON GUARD Two secret service men were at Truman’s side during the meeting, but the secret service men are not guards or jailers. They are informal and pleasant in their attitude. But your correspondent believes that if the occasion arose they could be very rough. They were medium built and agile as Mickey McCardle down the sidelines. Their bearing £ave you an impression of a long training for mental and physical alertness and facility. Truman is using President Roosevelt's desk, minus FDR's gadgets. If the Republicans win the presidency in 48 perhaps his desk will be retired. This may mean they want to completely oust the old regime. or it may mean the same thing as is meant when an all-American's football number is retired. Don't forget the handshake offer. ance to Win sy Blanket ses Today chance to win a cozy SC *t winds up at 3 this after-when the Trojan Sites and 'on Art Contest closes shop Judgement day at the big dig Student Lounge on Nov. 21. ^has been good but the stil^wide open, according to y” Garret, cochairman of the Since ideas count more ure art skill, a last minute has equal chance with other i. Entries can be turned in AMS office. 229 Student Un-om 1 to 3 this afternoon. AWS-AMS DANCE in Forrest, former Harry singer, will judge the con-the AWS-AMS dance to be i the Student Lounge on F*ri-light before the SC-UCLA jll game. All entries will be in the lounge before and dur-dance. combination dance-art con-ollows the eiant rally planned Trojan Knights for Bovard :rium at 7 on the night of 21. Lional Hampton is booked y at the rally. The King Sist-id a bifr collection of campus have been lined up for the supper on the lawns of ADPi 28th street and University e. which will start at 5:30 on 121. FREE SUPPER [uertainment and dancing is of-to all students at the free supper. Food has been do-by dormitories and all fra-ties and sororities have do-the equivalent of a night’s to the picnic. The sororities volunteered to prepare the S 0 II T H E R n # Fraternity Charged With Misdemeanors I Long-standing feelings of disaffection on the Row broke : into the open late Thursday night when the Interfraternity council voted 17-4 to drop Kappa Alpha Order from its membership. On the heels of the IFC move, Jim Young, Sigma Chi president, told the council that its ‘‘participation as a po- Vol. xxxix 72 Los Angeles, Cal., Monday, Nov. 17, 1947 •So. 45 Debate Squad Takes Second At Pepperdine Assisted by two tranfer students from India, appearing for the first time on an American debate team, the SC debate squad Saturday night captured second pace in the first haf of a practice tour at Pepperdine college. / In the upper division extempor aneous speeches, Omar Kureishi. India transfer student, was second, j i while his countryman Kamal Far-uki„ together with Herb Sauermann, succeeded in getting into the finals of the senior men's impromptu division. The four main events covering the weekend debate under the auspices of the Southern California tournament association included oratory, impromptu, and extemporaneous speech, and dramatic acting. Each event was split into a men's a:id women’s upper and lower division with each team member picking his own discussion topic. SC debaters scored in the senior men’s oratory division with Jack Bersinger taking first place and Victor Welch second. Evelyn Izen captured first place in the senior women’s extemporaneous group with June Louin taking first in the junior group. Third place In junior men's,oratory was * taken by Andy Maree. Leonard Grassi and George Shaff made a good showing in the junior men’s acting team. uncils Hold int Session ser cooperation befcaeen frames and sororities was the main of discussion Friday night the Interfratemity and Pan-3c councils met in joint ses-t Scully's restaurant, jrity life can give a woman .ight into the workings of hu-society,” Mrs. Gerald Leach. Zeta alumna said in an aftertalk to the fraternity and fty group. "It is the job of the nities and sororities to train citizens to fit into the more "re society of life.’’ /ton Allen, Theta Xi and a te of SC. spoke on behalf of ratemity sysoem and was of me impression as Mrs. Leach ning the forming of social in college as an aid to undering human society. President Rea Rawlins and Jlenic President Katie Con-relcomed bota groups to the Dean Helen Hall More-and Dean Neil D. Warren at-ed the dinner and offered after-aer discussion of the problems of sororities and fraternities. Sets Deadline n Special Issue jan poets and essayists are that Dec. 5 is the last y to submit copy for the DT literary edition to be pub-hed Dec. 19. sles for the contest are: ports should not be over 50 lines lenjrth. and short stories and shotild be kept short. Ail n t r i e a must be typewritten, 'ble spaced, with margins set 19 and 80. Entries should be to 424 Student Union. Pennies to Aid T roy s Wednesday is P-Day. “Pitch a Penny at Tommy,” will herald the call lh & contribution of 8000 pennies to be used to supply swordljss Tommy Trojan his missing armament. The penny-pitchjng cere-monejr will be inaugurated at noon, Wednesday, Kn Beery, chairman of tl JIM YOUNG the specter raised JACK SHAFFER . . . his action pays SC Will Pay Lot Attendants Molotov is right There is no such thing as a secret in the process of building atomic bombs, but that does not mean the process is simple The control of atomic energy is a problem built on problems. One secret is not the key in the employment of atomic energy. There are dozens of keys, just as there are dozens of problems. W. W. Waymock. vice-chairman of the atomic energy committee and former editor of the Des Moines Register-Tribune. injected a human element into nuclear fission today (Continued on Page Four) SC Choir on Annual Tour Members of the SC a cape 11a choir, under the direction of Dr. Charles C. Hirt, left at 2 p.m. Sunday for their second annual concert tour of cities in southern California and Arizona. Composed of 40 student members, the choir will present a series of 16 concerts at 14 different schools and organizations before returning to Los Angeles Friday. Mr. Sheldon Disrud. business manager for the group, liss completed arrangements for the tour, which includes stops at Phoenix. Palm Springs, Anaheim, and San Bernardino. Organized in 1945, the choir has gained an enviable reputation in the Southland through a series of events which include a spring concert, presentation of a major oratorio. and participation in the annual Easter sunrise service at Forest Lawn Memorial park. The choir conducted its first tour of southern California cities last year. Prompted by the reception of The men who brought order to the chaotic parking situation at SC have been raised from the status of volunteer parking lot attendants to that of paid employees, as a result of a new policy adopted by the university. These students, who offered their time and energy to solving the former crazy-quilt method of parking, will now be paid 60 cents an hour for their services, Charles Macbeth, assistant business manager and official in charge of university property, announced Friday. “There will be about six attendants on duty from 7 to 8 a.m. every morning,” Jack Shaffer, head of the senate parking committee, said. “After that there will be two attendants on duty until 2 pjn.” The plan, as approved by Mr. MacBeth, was worked out between the university business office and the parking committee. It will op erate until the end of the semester on probation. If it proves satisfactory by then, it will be permanently instituted. Shaffer estimated that the lot holds about 350 cars, and will require 18 hours w'ork each day from the combined attendants. He stated that regular parking lines have now been marked on the lot. According to the attendants, student cooperation has been fine. The only difficulty having been the blocking of the driveways by latecomers. This situation will be remedied now by having attendants constantly on duty during the rusih hours. Forum to Hear Robinson Talk ‘Karl Mannheim’s Sociological Philosophy” is the subject of the philosophy forum address to be given by Dr. Daniel S. Robinson, director of the School of Philosophy, tomorrow at 4:15, Bowne hall. Mannheim had confidence in Anglo-American Democracy,’ Dr. Robinson said, "and he believed that it will eventually succeed in developing a planning system which will function effectively to further the well-being of all mankind in a highly integrated technological society made up of numerous groups of skilled workers, managers, and intellectual and cultural leaders.” Dr. Robinson will tell the “importance of the various social perspectives of the generations and of the occupational groups as determinants U the specific form that knowledge takes in the mind of the individual.” He will consider the “all-important question wrhich Mannheim proposed and discussed, “Who plans those wtho do the planning?’ To this question Mannheim was unable to give a satisfactory answer, although he was fully aware of its significance,” the professor said. "The importance of Karl Mannheim's writing is being more and more widely recognized,” he added. “It is certain to exercise considerable influence upon the future developments of democracy.” ht Skip Tommy Trojan committee, statediFriday. It is hoped sufficient loney can be thus raised to provid weatherbeaten Tommy with a si ning new coat of bronze along w a replacing his sword. Available estimates state it will cost 3500 pe f lies for a metalsmith to install the *word now in possession of the Ki .ghts, and another 4500 pennies for ,*he bronze paint. FAGG LAGGf v The Knights propose. President Fred D. Fagg first copper in what is set a precedent for an a ny-pitching tradition pr SC-UCLA games. “George Tirebiter wrill from his secret kennel tc pus dignitaries in the op to have . toss the oped will nual pen-yr to the e wiiisked ead cam-ring cere- mony, and C. E. Sawhill,, irector of the Trojan band, has c< sented to lend a portion of the bai; [ to musically inspire the assem* y,” Berry announced. 5 It was pointed out by V-j Knights that the money contribu £»d will be deposited in a Perpetual Tommy Trojan Fund and used ^solely for the upkeep of the sti. LIFE PRESEN } Widespread publicity expected, with representatives iom local newspapers and Life marine to be present. Life has sug$?sted the possibility of using "Pit-n a Penny at Tommy,” as the picv’re of the week. * A sheet, stripped in cjj-dinal and gold colors, wrill be spread at the base of Tommy to catd^the tossed coins. Receptacle boxes v- th a Bruin head for a bullseye wi£ be placed one*on each side of the ^ statue inviting passers-by to 1 choke the Bruin with pennies.’’ I litical party” had brought about the sorry state of affairs within fraternity ranks. Young told IFC members he felt IFC had no business ln politics and that it had brought about disunity among SC's Greek-letter houses • by its political actions. “If the council votes to sustain this action,” Young added, referring to the move to drop Kappa Alpha, “I personally will not attend another IFC meeting. If Sigma Chi wants to send another repress RALPH TOWNSEND . . . water bog sentative. that is its right, but 1 want my intentions to be clearly understood.” GRAVES QUESTIONS The movie to oust jKA came following heated debate begun when Jack Graves, Theta Chi, asked Bill Arndt, KA president, why Arndt had missed three meetings ot the council. Arndt explained that at least one of the meetings had been political in nature, while he had missed another special session because he had not been informed ahead of time. Other council members joined in journalism . . . students who work on the Daily Trojan are required to attend this tour, the choir has undertaken j a special staff meeting at 1:30 to-for the current year an even more I day in the senate chambers, ac-extensive itinerary and repertoire, j cording to Editor Dick Eshleman. Co-op Serves 28-Cent Meals by Ray Noll A hot lunch consisting of fresh meat, a vegetable, tossed salad, bread and butter, a glass of milk, and dessert—all for 28 cents. This is me way inflation is being fought by the members of the SC student’s luncheon cooperative, located in the basement of the University Methodist church. The co-op is a non-profit organization of students who pool their money and labor to obtain quality meals at a nominal cost. MILLER SPONSORS Sponsored by the Rev. Wendell Miller, church minister, the group is affiliated with the national league of cooperatives through an Oakland branch. It buys its food under the national brand name, “co-op” Having a membership of 54 men and 6 women, the organization operates under a constitution formulated by its members. The 7500-word constitution provides for literally everything from soup to nuts. It creates a board of directors which meets twice per week. It specifies duties of officers, responsibilities of members, and goes as far as prescribing where the washed milk bottles go. REGRETS MALT This reporter visited the co-op in the middle of lunch, in time to regret having just paid 57 cents for a sandwich and malt at a nearby establishment. Tasty-looking food steamed on three crowded tables with 40 co-op members avidly did justice to any edibles within reach. Between mouthsful, Michael McGowan, student co-op president, revealed some of the details of the organization. He related how each member contributes one hour of work weekly in the kitchen or din-i n g room. This work, he said, counts as a 75-cent deduction on meals during the week. McGOWAN CALCULATES McGowan then went through involved calculations to show how each meat never costs a membef more than 28 cents, sometimes even less. Any monetary surplus accruing during the fiscal period of the co-op, he munched, is distributed (Continued on Page Four) Physical Examinations Nearing Completion The physical examination program of the university is nearing completion with the examination of students registered in the College of Dentistry, Dr. P. O. Greeley,4 resident physician, announced today. g Physical examinations are requested for all studen ts under new regulation this semester. t---— *- Zend-Avesta Ross to Discuss Zoroastrianism “Zoroastrianism.” the world’s oldest spiritual belief, will be discussed this afternoon by Dr. Floyd Ross, associate professor of world religion, when he addresses the panorama of religion at 3:15 in Bowne hall. In discussing Zoroastrianism, Dr. Ross will not only touch on the historical significance of the world s oldest and smallest major religion, but he will also introduce an 80-year-old graduate student in religion, Moos Nanabhoy. a Parsee from India, who will demonstrate the investiture of the 6acred Shirt and Thread. CHRISTIAN SERVICE This rite, Dr. Ross said, is similar to the Christian confirmation j the. attack on Kappa Alpha. Ralph service. It is ordinarily performed when a child is 7 years old. and the Shirt, as a symbol of protection, is worn for the remainder of his life. "This religion is monotheistic.” Dr. Ross said, "and it places a strong insistence on the active striving for moral virtues. It holds that atonement for wrong is made only by doing good.” The Three Jewels of Truth — good thoughts, good words, and good deeds—were explained by Dr. Ross as ‘‘basic moral virtues of Zoroastrianism.” Choice, to them is the supreme fact of the moral life. FIRST RELIGION Dr. Ross said that Zoroastrianism is credited with being the first religion to recognize the Evil Mind. In popular theology of Judaism and Christianity this concept came to be known as the Devil. “On the reflective level of Zoroastrianism. the Evil Mind was simply the mind that had turned away from doing good.” Dr. Ross said. "To be possessed of the Evil Mind was simply to be engaged in self-deceit.’* Veterans who have previously been allowed to furnish the university with transcripts of their service examinations nd whose records have not been received by the university, must nowr furnish medical information to complete their record. The examination is given by the university health service at no charge to the student. FACILITIES OFFERED Dr. Greeley said that the records of the more than 15,000 students enrolled in day school were nearing completion. When this is accomplished, any student may take advantage of the medical facilities offered by the university at the Health office, 110 Physical Education building. “Among these facilities,” Dr. Greeley said, “are diagnosis, office treatment, and prescriptions for the treatment of common ailments.” ADDITIONAL AID In addition to these aids, consultation service in the various fields of medicine is available. The first aid office of the cam pus health service is open every day until 10:30 p.m., 110 Physical Education building. Rally to ^ach Bruins by Air ★ > ★ ★ Radio W II Link SC, UCLA Touches of Homer, ’need with the music of Lionel Hfc^iptoi:’s orchestra, will be shortwave between the SC and UCLA can ;iises Friday night when Trojan students jam Bovard auditorium fo:| the rally that precedes the Ros* .*>wi decider, Mitch Gamson, ra 1, chairman, said in summarizing chs evening’s activity. * A lawn picnic at tht tJpha Delta Pi sorority, planned ureter a joint AMS-AWS sponsorship* will start the day’s festivities,. t 'ter which the Trojan band will l«ad a mass parade down Univd’tfij^ avenue to the rally site. > At the conclusion |f the Bovard jamboree, Heler js'orrest will sing a series of popu-d* hit songs at a postrally danct jh the student lounge to punc Ate the “no cost” evening. < The short-wave-bro i^ ast will originate from the Jteg j of Bovard auditorium during which time Football Coach Jeff Cravath and two members of his starting eleven will be interviewed, and a similar hookup from Westwood will air the voice of Bruin Coach Bert LaBru cherie. “It’s a two-way setup, enabling both SC and UCLA students to listen in on each other’s rallies.” Gamson said. He also explained that two radio students are handl ing the broadcast. The Homeric touch will be presented by screen actor Thoma? Gomez, master of Shakespearean characterizations who recently appeared in the film “Ride the Pink Horse.” The King Sisters, popular sing ing entertainers, wrill appear at the lawn picnic which starts the afternoon gathering, after which campus talent wrill perform under the direction of Sterling Madding, Townsend. Sigma Phi Epsilon, brought up incidents such as an alleged “water dumping” on Sig Ep serenaders and a general Row watertight last spring, to prove that Kappa Alpha members were "not cooperative.” ARNDT DEFENDS Arndt pointed out that the Sig Ep serenaders had been singing long after hours and that the spring water-fight had started at the other end of the Row* and had involved KAs only when it spread eastward. He denied that these or other incidents were in any way “out of line,” and defended the KA position. Morey Thomas, Chi Phi president, told council members that hi* house "and all others on the Row* had found Kappa Alpha 'uncooperative.” and made the formal motion to drop the fraternity from IFC membership. At this point Young brought <q» his charges of “politics.” saying that he believed the motivation for the attacks of Thomas and others had something more behind them than the alleged incidents purported. UNITY BACKING Grafton Tanquary, KA. wa* elected senator-at-large in the recent PR election, with the backing of the Unity party. Pat Raun, KA, and Arndt botb defended their house's position te all incidents brought up. Whan the charge of “rebel politics" was mentioned Raun and Arndt said they failed to see why any mao should be denied the right of running for office If he so desired, ne matter what his affiliations might be. The 17-4 vote found Kappa Alpha. Sigma Chi. Kappa Sigma, and Pi Lambda Phi favoring retention of KA membership. Four abstentions were recorded. At this point Young left the meeting. Norm Galentine, Phi Kappa Psi then asked to have his vote changed. When this move placed the previous vote in doubt, IFC President Rea Rawlins appointed a committee to check the validity of the vote. The committee’s findings, complicated by the Galentine move and the lack of clarity on whether a twro-thirds vote was necessary in the matter, will govern the council’s actions when the question comes up again.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 39, No. 45, November 17, 1947|
|Description||Daily Trojan, Vol. 39, No. 45, November 17, 1947.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
terfraternity Council Votes, 17-4 o Bar Kappa Alpha Membership
Ts Washington Correspondent*
DX President eets Truman
not*: Cliarlf*. Neis-w-wider. former T>T fp»Tor*> editor end prv-i|