Daily Trojan, Vol. 39, No. 85, February 24, 1948
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Thousa nds View Freedom Train Courtesy L.A. Daily New* EXPOSITION AVENUE was all hustie and bustle yesterday morning when the Freedom Train rolled in for a four day stop-over. The long-awaited shrine attracted thousands of ritizens eager for a brief glimpse of the history book documents. Local big-wigs, brass bands, movie s‘~rs, a c?ear jday greeted the train. Ten thousand visitors a day are exacted to view the exhibit. Visiting hours are irom 10 a.m. ^o 10 p.m. ocumentary History f U.S. Awes Crowd by Cliff Dektar houjsands of interested Americans yesterday flocked to ^position boulevard near Mudd hall and Harris plaza to see _d go through the famous Freedom Train While uncounted hordes of kids, out of school for Wash-jton's birthday, and hundreds of adults stood in never- ng lines. Americans one by one I- through the entrance to the in front of the Fisher Gallery Pine Art*. Once inside the train visitors k throutrh softly-lit corridors bullet-proof class exhibition on both sides. Above the cases he various heading's ' Freedom SC Will Ballot Seven Articles . . .. , .. , Voting for the seven articles of ligion. “Freedom of the ! 6 and "World War IT.” ' the Western College congress sched-iere was a feeling of wonder uled for yesterday is being held to-awe as people gazed at the day. A booth in front of the Stu- doeuments in the cars. Soft j <jent Union building is being in- of Stephen Foster and other ■ , , .. , _, stalled by the Spurs, sophomore an composers was piped . the public address system j ^’omen s honorary, for this purpose, train, adding to the hushed j Purpose of the voting is to de- ■phere. COMPOSITE AMERIC A ■rie people filed past the Decla-n of Independence. George ngton's copy of the United termine which „of the articles will be brought before the United States mission to the UN. the state department, congress, and other ap-tes Constitution, and the aged propriate agencies, as well as the jy of the Bill of Rights. 'public The articles are concerned with the removal of Soviet-American differences, the European recovery plan, building Soviet trust in UN. atomic energy. German peace sel- The faces of the multitudes were study of America. A Boy Scout mding next to a bearded grand-her looked in awe at historical icuments that tell in great part [e history of the United States. Letters bv Jefferson, Hamilton. Knell Reports Sixteen Named To LAS Staff From a list of more than 100 ap plicants. 16 students were chosen this week to serve as members of the LAB council, according to Fred Kneli, LAS president. “The selection of members was based on a consideration of each applicant’s qualifications, including previous campus activities, grade point average, and ability to work lor the council,” Knell said. SWEET SIXTEEN New council members are Camille Brick. Larry Bub, Dee Cooper Joe Dunwoody. Gloria Goldfarb Dan Kubby. Virginia Kubitschek Dean Lierle. Lawrence Mantell Dick Martz. Lois Normandin, Tom Prenovost, Juanita Robinson, Alma Rosen. Mary Ellen Ryan, and Frada Weyen. In announcing the selection of the new members, Knell declared that the council faces a full slate of activities this semester, including an LAS-sponsored lecture series, a radio show every Thursday at 8:15 over KTRO. and “LAS Week” in April, to be concluded with the annual LAS banquet. EVERYBODY IN ACT “We have tried.” Knell added, “to name members who would represent every school and department in LAS. in order that the council might have a thorough liaison with each. We have managed also to have every class represented this year. “The cabinet wishes to thank all those who took the time to apply and be interviewed. We are genuinely sorry we could not see fit to name more people to the council, but any more members would have hindered our attempts to weld a cohesive unit,” Knell concluded. 5 0 U T N E R D # CRLfFORniR *• Early Birds Greet Shrine, Long Lines Invade Campus With a squad of motorcycle police officers and the flashy Los Angeles police department band leading the way, America’s traveling shrine, the Freedom Train, yesterday morning moved into the Los Angeles exhibition area for a four-day stay. Vol. xxxix Los Angeles, Cal., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1948 No. 85 ■ine. Lafayette, and many others j tlement. encouraging freedom of in-pe on the walls. formation, international peace i An elderly uniformed veteran of world community, and peace and Spanish-American war stood by j domestic stability in the Far East, case holding documents signed i Copies of the recommendations of r Theodore Roosevelt during the the congress are being distributed ir with Spain. today from the booth in front of Down the train the people moved the Student Union so that students -,st a case bearing the heading lorious news from Yorktown.” It a copy of the Providence. R. I. .per giving the news of the sur-nder of Cornwallis at Yorktown. FREEDOM OF PRESS Memoirs of the struggle for a ee press—the trial of John Peter lger—are shown. Copies of Zen-rr's New York Weekly Journal are display. One prints the back-und of Zenger’s trial. Another iublished while he was in prison, nd one published Aug. 18. 1735, -iebrates his release and victory the fight for a free press. Other documents of Civil war ays, including Abe Lincoln's copy (Continued on Page 4) may become familiar with the program before voting. Congressional recommendations distributed yesterday should bt returned to the ASSC office, 295 SU. Students are asked to vote separately on each of the seven proposals adopted Nov. 26. 1947, at Stanford university by the 62 del-* egates of 32 colleges. Wheels . . . Knights. Squires. Amazons. Spurs meet tomorrow at 3:30 in Bowne to receive instructions on classroom collection for the Trojan Chest fund. Today s Headlines by United Press ussia Modernizes Red Army MOSCOW, Feb. 23—Marshal Nikolai Bulganin, minister for e armed forces, said tonight that the Soviet army had ompleted its conversion to a peacetime basis but was being “-equipped with the most modem weapons. eds Sieze Czech Socialists PRAGUE. Feb. 23—The Communist-dominated police seized the headquarters of the National Socialist party and arrested seven opposition political leaders today in a series of raids which started before dawn. Truman Requests Housing Bill WASHINGTON, Feb. 23—President Truman asked congress iay to enact a vast housing program and put the nation ar along toward it* goal of a “decent home for every family.” Troy to Hear Atomic Facts The chain reaction in uranium which leads to the explosion of an atom bomb is one of the phases of atomic energy to be explained at today’s philosophy forum. 4:15 in Eowne hall. Speaking on “The Facts of Atomic Energy,” Dr. Richard E. Vollrath, professor of physics, will give a rudimentary introduction to the details of man’s new source of power. He said that this lecture, the second of a series on “The Implications of Atomic Energy’.” is intended to enlighten the layman as to what takes place in atomic energy-. “I intend to give an elementary presentation of nuclear structure,” the physicist said, “and what happens when a chain reaction is set cff in uranium.” Dr. Vollrath is a graduate of Johns Hopkins university and in recent years he has devoted much cf his time to research on atomic structure. He was a national research fellow in physics at the California Institute of Technology for two years before coming to SC. Student Union Bucket Brigade Spreads Paints Work of giving the interior of the Student Union building a new coat of paint is progressing on schedule, according to E. E. Ever-man, in charge of operation and maintenance. Fertilizing the lawns, a task which could not be finished too soon, is completed, as Is the paint-of Bridge hall. The School of Law building and Science hall are next on the list of renovation and will be painted upon completion of the job on the Student Union, which will take another month, according to Mr. Everman. KUSC Relays Daily Freedom Train News Russian Policy Degrades Art AEP . . . international aviation fraternity. is now accepting applications for membership. Forms can be filled out in OC 128, today and Wednesday. Education Notice AH applicants for teaching or administration credentials who expect to complete requirements for the university recommendation for the credential in June, or during the summer session, must make application for the credential at once. Blanks may be obtained from the credential secretary, Room 357 Administration building. by Buster Sussman Russia’s present policy of forcing artists to produce works full of communistic symbolism might only succeed in causing them to produce works of grey mediocrity. This is the belief of fine arts major Robert Ortlieb whose widely exhibited sculpture is rated high by critics. NOT A GOOD POLICY’ “Surrounding an artist with assassins is very likely to dull the edges of his creative works and thoughts,” Ortlieb said. The 22-year old San Diegan has just completed arrangements for a one-man show too be held next month in the main rotunda of San Francisco's City of Paris department store. “With or without symbolism, a statue should explain itself,” he observed. “I question the value of any statue that has to be diagrammed in order to be understood. Any shmoe should be able to understand a statue, not just the so-called vultures for culture.” SAN DIEGO EXHIBIT Recent exhibits of Ortliebs sculpture have been held at the San Diego art gallery, the Maxwell galleries in San Francisco, and at the San Diego county and California state fairs. At the San Diego fair he took a first award for sculpturing. “One of the rarest finds in sculpturing is a sculptor who grows rich at the trade,” he remarked. “A study once made on the subject showed that most professional sculptors constantly lose money.” Many types of wood used in sculpturing have a tendency to split. ‘One of the hallmarks of the great sculptor is his ability to outwit wood and keep it from dividing itself into splinters.” To Ortlieb. nothing is more horrible than a grinning apollo. Radio station KUSC came into the southland’s spotlight yesterday when the campus station completed the first day of a week’s schedule of exclusive broadcasts of the events of the Freedom train from the new cardinal and gold engineering sound truck in Exposition park. Broadcasting its first daytime program in the station’s history, the local FM station sent continuous entertainment over the air from the enormous bandstand and the lounge car of the white, streamlined train. All of the local commercial stations will have access to the 12-hour program each day through the radio central control board, which will be the outlet for the events. “This is the only time in the Freedom train’s 18,000 miles of travel that a university has been permitted to be the originating point for all programs in connection with the train’s visit,” said William Sener, director of radio station KUSC, KTRO. ‘ This will be KUSC's introduction to thousands of new listeners because the station has not been on the air before during the daytime hours.” Star announcers who appeared yesterday were Frank Goss and Tom Hanlon, CBS special events announcers, who discussed the various features and valuable documents on the Freedom train. During the program from 11 to 12, radio and motion picture star George Murphy acted as emcee for a program, introducing film stars Jane Powell, Mickey Rooney, and Margaret O’Brien to a crowd of cheering admirers. At noon several interviews and talks were given on the historical documents on display in the train. Staff members participating were graduate students Glenn Gooder, Jay Grasham, Merle Sander, and Shel Stuart, graduate students in the SC radio department. From 5 to 6 p.m. two dramatic skits were presented. “Lady of Lincoln,” and “George Washington, President,” prepared and directed by the SC radio department and KUSC staff. Hillel to Greet New Director AMS to Revamp Cabinet, Charter AMS cabinet members will meet tomorrow at 3 p.m. in 401 Student Union for the purpose of formulating plans for the organization’s future operation. Problems to be discussed at the meeting include the reorganization of the cabinet, revising the constitution. and the possibility of having AMS recognition by way of an alluniversity assembly for the presentation of awards. A special reception on Feb. 27 to introduce the new director of student activities of the Hillel coun cil, Ben Dwoskin, was announced today by Rabbi Leonard A. Greenberg, present director . Rabbi Greenberg is leaving his present post on Mar. 1, after year and a half on campus. He is accepting the position of director of the College of Jewish Studies, an adult educational institution sponsored by the Union of American Hebrew congregations, and will be serving community groups in the southern California area. Mr. Dwoskin. a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the University of Cincinnati where he specialized in sociology and psychology and was active in academic and extra-curricular activities. ARMY SERVICE In 1941. he was inducted into the army at Ft. Thomas, Ky., and for a time assisted the post chaplain in religious activities. Subsequently he received his commission and was assigned to duty with a military police combat battalion. Mr. Dwoskin has had firsthand experience in leading youtb groups in Los Angeles and in the Midwest. His contacts in the social work field include professional training with the Covington, Ky. bureau for prevention of juvenile delinquency; instruction at Camp Sch-oenthal, Ohio; and a variety of volunteer assignments during the war in assisting the program of the National Jewish Welfare board, a constituent agency of the USO. Recently, he turned his talents to the film industry where he worked on such productions as “Notorious,” “The Paradise Case.” “Tap Roots,” and others. WILL GREET STUDENTS During the coming week, Mr. Dwoskin will meet new students at the Hillel house, 3655 McClintock avenue, for the purpose of helping them become familiar with the program of the organization on the SC campus. He is nowT at work on plans for the formal opening of the newly renovated Hillel building, which soon is to be ready. Religious services are scheduled for 8 p.m., Feb. 27, and all Hillel members and their friends are invited to attend these services as well as the reception which will be held shortly after 9 p.m. Hundreds of interested citizens and thousands of eager school children. braved the early' morning winds to stand behind police lines and witness the short parade bringing the red, white, and blue streamlined train on to the Pacific Electric siding on Exposition boulevard. A mixup occurred from the beginning when the train, towed in backwards by a shiny black PE locomotive, was put on the main track, instead of the siding, caus ing many of the well-laid plans of the LA police to go astray. Later in the morning police estimated the crowd at more than 50,-000. By 1 p.m. Inspector S. A. Slav ens. LA police department, said that there were between 100,000 and 200,000 people in the area. HOT DOGS WITH A circus atmosphere prevailed in the exhibition area with concessions, set up on the curbs, selling cokes, hot dogs, and all the rest of the trimmings to the thousands of kids and grownups milling around. George Tirebiter. SC mascot, along with several custodions made a brief inspection of the exterior of the train, and is reported to have paid a visit to the cab of the huge diesel-electric locomotive. Tirebiter is said to be the only dog to have appeared on board the train’s locomotive. People of all races, creeds, and colors stood patiently in the long winding lines that moved from the train entrance in front of Mudd hall down Exposition boulevard to McClintock avenue and then down 37th street to Hoover street again. 10.000 A DAY As the sun came out. more people were entering the area, but train officials said that many would be disappointed because only 10,000 people a day can go through the train during the period it is open for inspection from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Before the train was inspected by Mayor Fletcher Bowron’s citizen’s committee at 9 am., a brief opening ceremony was held on the huge stage at the intersection of University avenue and Exposition boulevard. Mayor Bowron presented the flags of the 48 states and the territories of Alaska and Hawaii to the American Heritage foundation for inclusion in the train’s cargo. The 50 multi-colored flags were carried into the area ahead of the train by officers and' men of the California national guard riding in 25 jeeps. Concert Date Error Told A concert played and composed by the students of Dr. Ernest Kanitz’ composing classes of the College of Music will be presented Wednesday at 8:30 pjn. in Bowne hall and not Friday as reported in yesterday’s DT. Stanley Nussbaum playing his own composition. Sonatina for Piano. will be the first number on the program. Following this, George Hyde will direct the Chamber chorus in his own number. Two Madrigals. Compositions by Conrad Wedberg for Violin, Viola. Cello, and Piano, played at different tempos, will be next on the program Can-Can Crew Tries for Top Spot in Show Squires are trying to decide whether to headline the Delta Gamma can-can dancers or Georg® Shutte’s singing this week as they line up acts for the Mar. 5 talent show in Bovard. The problem, now facing talent show chairman Bob Russo, may bt solved by the sudden appearance of an even more sensational billini during tryouts. Squires are reported as being dubious about Trojan footballer Shutte’s singing ability, feeling that he will become little or na serious threat to Mel Torme. Shutta has listed his song selection “Green Back Dollars.” The DG can-can dancers, not worried about Shutte’s offering, ara said to be confident that audienca reaction, if honestly expressed, will hand them top talent honors of tha evening. Scheduled for 8 pjn.. the Squlra talent show will also include comedy acts by John McEwen and Bill Schmidt. Art As tor is set to present in pantomine several stirring scenes from “Dawn Patrol.” More talent is needed to fill the stage bill and Squire judges will hear tryouts in Bovard today, Thursday, and Friday at 3 p.m. Prizes for best acts have not yet been announced. Backing up Russo in laying stage-work for the show ara Paul Bimmerman and Bob Reis. The committee will handle the technical side of the first annual Squire talent show. America Now Music Center Says Thibaud Hollywood Hall Will Hold All at Ball After a full semester of pounding the highways and byways of southland nightlife in search of an establishment large enough to house 3000 partygoing Trojans, the glittery Hollywood Palladium was booked for its first private party by the ASSC social committee for the all-U W.nter Carnival Friday night. Necessity lor a hall of coliseum proportions arose at the time of the Homecoming dance, last all-U social event, held at the Santa Monica Biltmore in December. Jea Morf, ASSC social chairman and Manny Real, organizer of the affair, found, for the first time in many years, that demand for bids far exceeded the limited facilities offered by the hotel, but the contract had been signed *and the result was 3000 SC supporters jampacked into a dancing area that was obviously too small. During the last discouraging days of the search, the board of directors at the Hollywood Palladium was twice approached by the committee, but the famed night spot had never been closed to the public on a week- Tickets Available For All-U Dance Bids for the all-U Winter Carnival ball will remain on sale in the SC ticket office for the rest of this week. Approximately 2000 bids are left. Numbers of ten bids have been picked by Albert Zech, assistant dean of men, and holders of tickets bearing these numbers will win two cartons of cigarettes. These numbers will be published in the DT Friday. Either the bid or stub can be presented to the ASSC vice-president’s office, 230 Student Union, for the cigarettes. MANNY REAL ... a search i end night and the board refused to break this rule. On a lucky third try Miss Morf, Johnny Davis, Bill 1 Stevens, and Real, backed by Paul Wildman, student body president, were able to present their plans to Maurice M. Cohen, president of the i Palladium. On Christmas eve-Mr. Cohen telephoned Miss Morf and informed her that the dance palace would be available. Further plans set the date of the Winter Carnival at a time when the committee thought the best band. Woody Herman, would be on hand, and the final contract was signed just before the end of last semester. Members of the 1947 football team will be the guests of the student body after attending a banquet at the Hollywood Athletic club where annual awards will be presented. Because the alumni and other organizations honor the foot-(Continued on Page 4) “America is becoming the musie center of the world as increasingly more musician* from all parts of the world come here to enjoy the freedom offered to all,” said Jacques Thibaud, famous “French violinist. in his talk yesterday in Bowne hall. As if to confirm his words, a ; roaring blast of something resembling “The Caisson.^ Go Rolling Along" emitted from the umpty-leven” piece band located on the stage at the Freedom Train site The candy-smeared faces of severa moppets, trying to get a glimpst of everything, pressed against the outside windows of the hall in further proof of M. Thibaud’s words on freedom. In spite of these difficulties M. Thibaud managed to tell his audience of the great respect with which America is considered by hi* country and others. He stated that during the war musicians were forbidden to play except on direction of the state under Hitler. “Now that the war ia over,’’ he continued, “the people of France are taking advantage of their new freedom in a colossal fashion. The city of Paris has oo the average of 14 concerts a day.’* M. Thibaud’s only other Los Angeles appearance is to be at tbe Wilshire-Ebell theater this evening. He will conclude a three month! tour of the Unitec 3tates in Chicago from where he is to proceed to Mexico City, returning to Europe July 1. * Graduate Notice The Graduate School announced the following schedule for language tests for Ph-D. degree candidates. Permits will be issued by the Graduate School office one week in advance of these examinations. French: Bridge hall, room to be assigned. Apr. 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: June 2, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. German: Bridge hall, German office. Apr. 22, 4:15 p.m.; June X 4:15 pjn.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 39, No. 85, February 24, 1948|
Thousa nds View Freedom Train
Courtesy L.A. Daily New*
EXPOSITION AVENUE was all hustie and bustle yesterday morning when the Freedom Train rolled in for a four day stop-over. The long-awaited shrine attracted thousands of ritizens eager for a brief glimpse of the history book documents. Local big-wigs, brass bands, movie s‘~rs, a c?ear jday greeted the train. Ten thousand visitors a day are exacted to view the exhibit. Visiting hours are irom 10 a.m.
^o 10 p.m.
ocumentary History f U.S. Awes Crowd
by Cliff Dektar
houjsands of interested Americans yesterday flocked to ^position boulevard near Mudd hall and Harris plaza to see _d go through the famous Freedom Train While uncounted hordes of kids, out of school for Wash-jton's birthday, and hundreds of adults stood in never-
ng lines. Americans one by one I-
through the entrance to the in front of the Fisher Gallery Pine Art*.
Once inside the train visitors k throutrh softly-lit corridors bullet-proof class exhibition on both sides. Above the cases he various heading's ' Freedom
SC Will Ballot Seven Articles
. . .. , .. , Voting for the seven articles of
ligion. “Freedom of the ! 6
and "World War IT.” ' the Western College congress sched-iere was a feeling of wonder uled for yesterday is being held to-awe as people gazed at the day. A booth in front of the Stu-
doeuments in the cars. Soft j |