DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 52, No. 62, January 04, 1961
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VOL. LH L0S ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1961 NO. 62 PAGE THREE Educational Expericncc Gives Class Unity Southern DAILY California page four TROJAN AAWU Opener at Cai Labeled “Crucial' REPORT FROM DOHENY Actor John Payne Donates Library Must Pay High Cost Of Stolen, Ruined Volumes $2500 Debate Scholarship An annual *>000 cost to re- I through theft.” Dr. Lewis F. 1 shrubbery from stack windows I ■ place stolen hooks, volumes returned with missing pages and bocks that jast cannot be located are the nearly insoluble problems facing Dohcny Library, the university librarian reported recently. “About 600 volumes per year or roughly 3 \olumes lor every 100 students are lost annuallv Stieg stated in the report. j dbe most popular device), (2) Responsible are the 4000 per- usinS ,he third floor *ack >ons including graduate stu- exils. <3> concealing books in dents, faculty and honor stu- clothing while passing the con- dents stack who have access to the he added. Thieves’ Techniques Techniques most frequently used for stealing books are (li tossing them into the patio Little Boy Thinks Big; Gets Too-Notch Result Satoshi Iwamasa, a young American boy from Gardena. Calif., is concerned about the future of America and how he might help make it stronger. Seeking suggestions in this di- are the basic units of your country.” 2. He study hard. “Whether you get the best grades in class is not as important as always oding your best in every sub- rections, Satoshi. a sixth-grader ject. America cannot possibly in Gardena's 1.13rd Street school, wrote to USC. He didn't write to a department or to an individual. He went right to the top. He wrote the university itself. Gets Attention And his letter got top-drawer attention. Today Satoshi has a two-page reply from Dr. Rodger Swearingen, associate professor of history and international relations, and his collogues. “I am concerned about the future of our nation,” wrote Ihe young sixth grader in a bold and verv legible hand. stand our rights anr responsibilities. ‘I would like to know what your opinion is toward our country’s fulure and any suggestions you may have to help make our country stronger.” <ii\es Suggestions In part, the letter from Dr. Swearingen and his associates suggested to Satoshi that: 1. He go right on being concerned with the future of America. “Spend some of your time doing your part for your home and community, which after all New Change Of Religion Faculty Set trol desk and (4) securing the I cooperation of student assistants employed in the stacks. Among measures that could be taken to stop these thefts are placing grilles on the stack windows and employing clerks rather than student assistants. But lack of sufficient funds 1 seems to stand in the way of ; any solution, according to the i report. For example, these pre-I ventative measures would cost 522,000 per year while replace-I mcnt costs run around only I$5000 per year. Damage More Serious “A much more serious problem than either lost or missing books is mutilation, because it is almost impossible to control,” Dr. Stieg said in his report. Students withdraw bocks and cut out pages they need. Offenders could be detected by checking every book when it is turned in, but this is almost impossible, he said. Books in education, public administration and social work come in noticeably more mutilated than books in other fields, but the worst problem is in the field of physical education. The library has given up trying to replace mutilated volumes in this subject. Appear ‘Missing’ The problem continues despite the availability of inexpensive and quick Thermofax and other photocopying services. * Often books appear to be lost or “missing” because (1) they are in transit from users to the shelves, (2) they are incorrectly shelved (graduate students using the stacks often replace books incorrectly, sometimes deliberately to reserve them for exclusive use) or (3) the student checking out a book has Politics and science go hand- made an error in filling out his in-hand in Communist China, request slip, where tiemendous strides are be- These problems can be solved ins, ma le in scientific fields as on]y by additional space and a result of political pressure but staff cften at the expense of progress ‘ ' Sprvp Sm;ll| Xumber in othci areas. ; “The main stack area and initiative and creativity are ]oan desk were planned to serve stifled, and Red China s scien- a maximum of 3500 to 5000 sta- tists iave not really surrender- dents u-jth a book collection of i ed their hearts" to the Commu- i be better in the future than the j young men and women who will . lead it. You can be one of ; them.” 3. He encourage his fellow student to t>ecome actively in- j terested in the present and fu- I lure of America. “This is not ! always easy. You must be care- j ful not to be over-enthusiastic; not to insist; not to expect ! even,- one at first to be as in- ! terested as you are. Gradually, as you grow older, you can 1 exert a great influence in this ' way. “Discussion groups, world affairs clubs, reading clubs, the Restless Gun Spurs Top Prize System Rv DICK F.K Bill of Rights. He reported that The nation's most comprehen- ; his experience made him feel the sive system of scholarships and need for greater understanding awards for outstanding student, through the oral medium, speakers reached completion at I The actor, now president of USC recently with the addition Window Productions. Inc., where of a §2500 fund by John Payne, j he directs, writes and produces well known film actor and s*ar films, knows what it is to be a of the “Restless Gun” television | struggling student, series. j Pulls Rocks A statement released through ! attended Columbia Univer- Boy Scouts, etc. — all of these I “We have been studying our can be he]pfu] jn bringjng younR ! nstitution to bct1ci under- peopje with useful ideas good purposes together.” and China Expert Tells Politics Of Red Rule nist Party despite their outward appearance of conformity with An exchange of faculty mem- the new regime, bers, unique in the history oi | These observations were re-both schools, was announc’d cently given to the 127th meet-Thursday by USC and the Caii- ing of the American Associa-fornia School of the Hebrew Un- tion for the Advancement of ion Col lege-Jewish Institute of Religion. Dr. Gerald Larue of USC will teach Bibiical history next Feb ruarv at the rabb.nical seminary Science in New York City by Dr. Theodore H. C. Chen of USC | An authority on Communist China. Dr. Chen is head of the Asiastic studies department at at 8745 Appian Way in the Hoi- USC. Prvate sources in Red lywood Hills. In September. Dr. Samson Levey cf HUC, will begin a clas.; in Aramaic Literature and Dr. Dov Bin-Nun, also of HUC, will teach the Hebrew Bible as liters *ure at USC, both under the auspices i'i the Jewish Chautauqua Sccicty. ti.ve Full Credit Full e; edits will be given in the c .o.iange course and bo.Ii schools will be sircngthen2d in their curricula, according to Dean Geddes MacGregor o I USC’s Graduate Sr'no-1 of Religion end R a h b i Alfred Gotts-chalk cf LUC. Canada-born. Dr. Larue \v a « educated at t e University o; Alberta. St. Stephen's College and the Pacific School cf Religion. B?r;:<»ley, v. here he aiso years h ' serve;; staff Ci t'.'.c Na-f the Churches » United Stater a special com :ind understand Hstor.es Dr. Levey, wdh HUC in Cali-fe iva .sirve lir;i. ;»1. o ha • served with ihe Lc< A” v'es Ci'!o:;c of Jcwi.-'i Sl'i i > s ii T 1050. II-* vas edu- ’tel ;:t te I'lin s In-f ;u;e of Technolog, USC. the University cf Chicago and Drcn-s> College for Hebrew and Ccg- Ph’ladelTJlva. , v. th HUC sinee this country from 5. 0 and was adunan Collere. Ne-y v r-d USC. From le vas with the <h Kdueation and was director of Los Angeles Hebrew High School. China have kept him informed of developments Ihere. In addi-1 ion. he has had regular access 1 to newspapers, magazines and j other publications from behind the Bambo Curtain. R°sistenre Still Exists The USC professor said that he is convinced that a good deal ! of resistance to Communist pres- ! sure stiP exists in the hearts and minds of scientists in ihe Rod-dcminated country. Complaints againsi the political control of science “provide amnlc evidence that China's in-tel’octuals still have plenty of fighting sp'rit and unconquered integrity despite the years of political indoctrination and thought reform,” Dr. Chen said. “China’s intellectuals have bowed lev.-, but their backs are not broken. The day may yet come when they will stand e-rect and make their contribu-ti ns e.s f ee men in an atmos-phe-e of intellectual freedom.” Scien;lsts in Red China are required not only to accept the Communist ideology and political program but also ‘o follow lho party's direction in their work, the UPC professor said. The' mu'd submit to thought ref.rm and serve the working cla^s. “A biologist who devoted 20 years to research was, denounced lor his bourgeois individually i l e u e he ?pent time on a topic cf personal interest in-s: -ad cf some project in line with -tate plans. Ameriran Theories Taught “Another was censured because he taught the theories of American biologist Thomas Mor-(Continued on Page 2) 300.000 volumes,” Dr. Stieg explained. “The library is currently serving... 15,000 to 20,000 students with a bool^ collection of 500.000 volumes,” he said. The remaining 500,000 volumes of library holdings are in departmental libraries or are serviced from other desks. Stacks have been overcrowded and the collection has overflowed throughout the building and into an annex a block away. HERE'S THE CHECK - USC President Norman Topping accepts a $2500 check from actor - producer John Payne (center) establishing a fund so that this university may provide three annual forensic scholarships. At the right is Dr. James McBath, who is the USC director of debate. Payne stars in the TV show “Restless Gun.'' Alumnus-Contractor McNeil Named as Trustee Member Election of Bruce W. McNeil, Los Angeles contractor, as one of three alumni trustees of USC for a three-year term was recently announced. McNeil, president and general manager of the McNeil Construction Co., is president-elect of the USC General Alumni Association and chairman of this year’s Alumni Fund. He was graduated from the School of Engineering in 1938 with a bachelor of science degree. Heads Pioneer Firm The new member of the Board of Trustees heads a firm started in 1886 in downtown Los Angeles at Filth and Spring streets by his grandfather, John V. McNeil. In its 74 years of contirual growth, the McNeil organization has built some of the south land’s most noteworthy construc-tion projects including Disneyland, the TBIvI Building, the huge Convair-General Dynamics facility which is the home of the Atlas missile, the Litton Industries project in Canoga Park and campus structures at Loyola University. Varied Projects The range of structures includes multi-story office build- During World War II. McNeil was an officer in the Navy engineering corps. Founds Organization He is the founder and first president of the Industry Club, a member of the Los Angeles Cnamber of Cc nmerce. a diree to.- and vice president of the Ma- ings, industrial plants, depart- rine Heart Research Association ment stores, banks, warehouses, hotels, schools, hospitals, medical buildings, electronic and missile plants and resort and recre- I ational facilities. and a member of the executive board of directors of the Los Angeles Boy Scouts. He is also president and general manag' • of Helicab Inc., a One of the nation's largest in- helicopter taxi service operating dustrial facilities, the $150 million basic mag' esium plant in Henderson, Nev.. was also built under McNeil's direction. betweeen downtown Los Angles and International Airport. the office of university President Norman Topping announced that the school had moved into top place with the establishment of the John Payne Forensic Scholarships, which will create three annual §250 awards for qualified Trojan debaters and speech students. Ruilds I'p Over Time Payne stated the fund was one that he would like to see "build over a period of time” as an aid to communications. Candidates for the awards will be nominated by Dr. James McBath. USC director of forensics and Mrs. Florence Scruggs, financial awards advisor. Students w ho apply will be judged on the basis of scholastic achievement and promise, high character and personality, forensic ability and financial need. The one-year scholarships are renewable. Idea Exchange “In setting up these awards, I think Payne has picked an area t h a t is frequently overlooked.'' President Topping stated. “Debating emphasizes a vitally direct element of idea exchange— that of man-to-man transmission.” He added that debating is excellent training for young people “because it stresses logical connection of ideas and thinking fast on your feet. I think it's good training for anything a young person may want to do.” Payne explained t h a t he had singled out forensics for attention because it is a good representative for the whole field of communication. •Key to Future' “I believe that communication, in all its ramifications, is the key to not only the ftuure of our young people, but also to the fu-ture of civilization itself.” he said. “I'll get satisfaction from helping college people in their efforts to express themselves effectively.” Inspiration for the awards sity in 1931 and 1932. the hard first years o.' the Great Depression. In order to get money to carry on his studies, he worked five hours a dy on a telephone switchboard and pulled up rocks at night on a government relief project. Dr. McBath noted that the new scholarships are unique in that they satisfy “a need for awards that may supplement tuition assistance for deserving forensic squad members.” McNeil is a member of Kappa Alpha Order, social fraternity; Upon graduation from USC, the California Club; Bel-Air McNeil joined the construction!^^ club; Los Angeles I firm, then headed by his father. and learned the business fro*n oun rv u , an e a oa payne rr.ade to seven uni- the ground up, fir^t serving his Bay Club. He is president cf the . versities in the southern part of apprenticeship as a 1 a b o r e l I Bel-Air A.-sociation. an organiza- the United States last autumn and carpenter. | tion of Bel-Air residents . to explain the Constitution and grew out of a speaking tour Pre-Registration Forms Available | Heralding the arrival of reg-1 designed to encourage more stu-¡stration this week are the dents to register early, accord- J packets of early registration forms now available at the new-off ices of the registrar across from Founders Hall at 3454 University ave. The packets will be available until Jan. 13, the deadline for mailing or turning them in to the registrar for processing. Senate Plans To Ballot on Delegations A bill to centralize student government at USC will head the list of legislation to be ore-sented at tonight's ASSC Senate meeting in the Senafe chambers, 301 SU at 6:30. The statute will be an attempt to ensure that all ASSC agencies and individuals will represent the students and not just the university, said Hugh Helm, president pro-tem of the Senate and originator of the bilL Incentive Awards Among other legislation will be a bill to establish an annual incentive awards system for workers in student government who do outstanding jobs but are never recognized for it. The Norman Topping Award would go to the outstanding senator, excluding the president pro-tem. The Robert Downey Award would go to the outstanding department or agency head in the administrative arm. Awards of merit would go to outstanding individuals in the various committees. Alumni Rill A bill to strengthen alumni associations of the future to be introduced would establish undergraduate alumni associations beginning on the freshman level so that the group would already be strong when it reached the senior level. It would be set up in conjunction with the General Alumni Association and Maury Thomas, alumni executive secretary. ing to Pat O’Donnell of the registrar’s staff. Students who pick up their packets but do not turn them in by Jan. 13 must start their registration by picking up a permit demic counseling program at to register in the lobby of the USC to see what is wrong with Investigate Counseling Also to be presented wlil be a bill to set up a Senate committee to investigate the aca- PE building. Students who complete their packets on time will Evening students may pick up get their permits in the mail. | their packets between 5 and 7 i p m. Special Cards Available Signed advisors’ cards and “H” cards, available in the student’s major department, must This semester there are three ways the students may pay his fee bill. He may pay it by enclosing a check in his packet when he first turns it in or he may wait be enclosed in the packets to until the registrar sends him complete the process. notification in the mail. He may Spring semester Schedule of also pay during registration in Classes booklets are also avail- 202 PE. able in the Information Office and give changes affecting early registration and class changes. Students on probation are not eligible to pre-register and many get their cards only at registration. After the packets are return- If the student mails his fee. it should be addressed to the bursar in Owens Hall. Mistakes Cause Delay O'Donnell warned that mistakes will cause the student to be called into the office and delay his pre-registration. it and what can be done to improve it. Final bill on tonight's agenda will be a statute to set minimum standards of activity for such organizations as AMS and the various class governments. Senior Dues Optional Fee WHAT'S THE RUSH — Hurrying to obtain their pre - registration materials across from Founders Hall are eager returning USC students. These packets or registra- Daily Trojan Photo bv Chris Maddy tion materials are now available at the new offices of the registrar at 3454 University ave. The deadline for returning these materials is set at January 13. ed to the registrar, class cards cautioned students to follow the will be added, saving the stu- directions completely, dent one step during registra- He noted that students who tion. | take advantage of the pre-reg- Other* Alphabetically istration packets may save from Students completing the pre- | two to three hours in register-registiation process may regis- ing. ter any time during registration. | I^ast year 6200 students regi-s-Feb. 2-4. Other students must tered early for the spring se-register alphabetically, as in the mester. The registrar expects past. i that as many as 6500 will reg- This change in procedure is j ister early this semester. Seniors pre-registering for the spring semester will find ?• $4.50 optional class fee included in their fee bill. Seniors in professional schools will be exempt from paying the He i class dues, while payment will not be mandatory for remaining seniors. However, Senior Class President Ken Unmacht pointed out that only with such a fee bill assessment can the Senior Class have an active program. Plans are being made to make the class ditch a six-hour event at Pacific Ocean Park, with the entire amusement center being reserved for U9i£* seniors.
|Title||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 52, No. 62, January 04, 1961|
|Description||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 52, No. 62, January 04, 1961.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
VOL. LH L0S ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1961 NO. 62 PAGE THREE Educational Expericncc Gives Class Unity Southern DAILY California page four TROJAN AAWU Opener at Cai Labeled “Crucial' REPORT FROM DOHENY Actor John Payne Donates Library Must Pay High Cost Of Stolen, Ruined Volumes $2500 Debate Scholarship An annual *>000 cost to re- I through theft.” Dr. Lewis F. 1 shrubbery from stack windows I ■ place stolen hooks, volumes returned with missing pages and bocks that jast cannot be located are the nearly insoluble problems facing Dohcny Library, the university librarian reported recently. “About 600 volumes per year or roughly 3 \olumes lor every 100 students are lost annuallv Stieg stated in the report. j dbe most popular device), (2) Responsible are the 4000 per- usinS ,he third floor *ack >ons including graduate stu- exils. <3> concealing books in dents, faculty and honor stu- clothing while passing the con- dents stack who have access to the he added. Thieves’ Techniques Techniques most frequently used for stealing books are (li tossing them into the patio Little Boy Thinks Big; Gets Too-Notch Result Satoshi Iwamasa, a young American boy from Gardena. Calif., is concerned about the future of America and how he might help make it stronger. Seeking suggestions in this di- are the basic units of your country.” 2. He study hard. “Whether you get the best grades in class is not as important as always oding your best in every sub- rections, Satoshi. a sixth-grader ject. America cannot possibly in Gardena's 1.13rd Street school, wrote to USC. He didn't write to a department or to an individual. He went right to the top. He wrote the university itself. Gets Attention And his letter got top-drawer attention. Today Satoshi has a two-page reply from Dr. Rodger Swearingen, associate professor of history and international relations, and his collogues. “I am concerned about the future of our nation,” wrote Ihe young sixth grader in a bold and verv legible hand. stand our rights anr responsibilities. ‘I would like to know what your opinion is toward our country’s fulure and any suggestions you may have to help make our country stronger.” |