Daily Trojan, Vol. 41, No. 49, November 17, 1949
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1830 81 ui Trojan Vol. XLI Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 17, 1949 No. 49 Little Hoover Commission' Begins Senate Investigation Blue Key to Streamline SC Student Government top Gap 0 Open Trio of One-Act Plays Begins Three-Night Run Freedom in expression for drama students in experimen- 1 theater classes will be demonstrated tonight when the rtain rings up on a trio of one-act plays which will run ree days in the Stop Gap theater. Dr. James H. Butler, associate professor of drama, is su- vising director of the experi- 4- ital productions. The plays are Wm mi cted, cast, directed, and prosed by the students, with the istance of Dr. Butler, he experimental theater is an ctive course for upper division graduate students. According to Butler, it is one of the few in United States that recognizes importance of the one-act play ;h as an acting and directing licle. ATTENDED PLAYHOUSE r. Butler attended the Univcr-of Washington and received A.B. degree from the Western .shington College of Education. also attended the Pasadena yhouse before coming to SC to his M.A and Ph.D. degrees in ‘ch. he three plays which will run ough Saturday night ar« “Por-it of a Madonna” by Tennessee illiams; ‘•Wurzel-Flummery” by A. Milne; and "The Pot Boiler” Alice Gerstenberg. DIRECTORS NAMED Student directors are Stanley hnson, Frank Roh. and Al Bar-;tt. ••Wurzel-Flummery” is the story a stodgy old Englishman and the mplications which arise when he left 50,000 pounds under the con-tion that he wilj take the name of urzel-Flummery. “The Pot Boiler” is the story of playwright who is producing <his m play. It is a play within a ay and depicts the flareups in iperament between the cast of lird-rate actors and the director, highlight of the farce comes jen the director reaches the cli-jc in his play and finds he has ending. '‘Portrait of a Madonna” is the ’trayal of a sensitive old maid ! lives in a dream world. Jes- j Tandy played the lead role en the show was on Broadway, e stage production was the basis the show “A Streetcar Named Milky Way Comedy Starts Laugh Run “The Milk.y Way” a comedy by Lynn Root and Harry Clork built around a timid milkman who is pushed into the middleweight championship of the world, opened a four-day run last night in the Student Union lounge at 8. The Crescent Theater group of the University Recreation association, presented the three-act play in the crescent style, the group's own variation of “theater in the round.” Starred in the show was Bill Means as the milkman-fighter. who is given credit for knocking out the middleweight champion in a street fight through a newspaperman's mistake. The milkman +hen goes on to become a contender fur the title through a series of fixed fights, and eventually wins lhe crown. Top billing also goes to Gloria Murphy who plays Mae Sullivan, the milkman’s sister. She provides the lomantic touch by getting involved in a love affair with the champ who is supposed to afht her brother. Jack Drummond as Speed McFarland. the title holder, loses his manager and finally his title to the milkman through a comical ring situation. DAPPER CHARLES McCARTHY and friend will go through their CBS antics Sunday in Bovard. Celeste Holm and Mortimer Snerd will be the love interest. Edgar, Lumberhead In Bovard Sunday Rival Student Bodies Praised for Behavior To our students—a message from the Provost: I am unusually proud of the conduct of our students at football games this year. Win or lose, the sportsmanship accorded to our opponents, the game officials, and our alumni and other guests, has been impressive. I am looking forward to the same high level of sportsmanship for the Southern California game and and the week preceding it. If Tommy Trojan is to be painted, let it not be UCLA students who do it. If there is vandalism prior to the game let us be certain none of our student body be involved. Again, my congratulations for your sound, mature good sense. Proudly and sincerely yours, C. A. Dykstra Provost, UCLA Twelve hundred tickets for the Edgar Bergen - Charlie McCarthy show will be distributed at 11:30 today on the porch of Elisabeth-von KleinSmid hall. The half-hour CBS show will be aired in Bovard Sunday at 5 p.m. Bergen, who has appeared at SC several times before, has designed his show for Trojans. He will have in addition to Charlie and Mortimer Snerd, Celeste Holm. Academy-Award-winning actress, as guest star. Part of the show will be devoted to Charlie’s Scandinavian trip, and the presentation of the Scandinavian Oscar, the “Olaf,” which consists of a 14-inch gold cup filled with herring. The same reliable characters will be in the Bergen cast. Hans Con-reid, Jim Backus, and Professor Ercil Twing will take part in the show which includes a Swedish picric and • a Swedish massage skit. Frank Gill Jr. will produce the show and Bill Baldwin will announce. A maximum of two tickets is allowed for each student ticket, and the doors open at 4:15. Those without tickets can enter at 4:45 if there is seating space left. Wiliam Sener, director of KUSC, arranged for the show. Amazons and Trojan Knights will handle ticket distribution. To our students: Los Angeles remains one of the significantly few cities where two great rival universities permit their crosstown teams to clash on the gridiron. For 15 years the players of both teams have fought hard and exhibited true sportsmanship and respect for each other. We are proud of this enviable record in our history. It now comes time for the prowess of the two teams to be again contested. The outcome of the game cannot be determined as yet, but the fair play, the maturity of our students can be trusted and depended upon. JLet it not be a few Trojans who might mar this outstanding record by failing to respect the students, the campus grounds, and the buildings of our friendly, rival institution. May I heartily commend you Trojans on your irreproachable record these many years and your exemplary conduct at all games this year. We’re mighty proud of you! Respectfully yours, Albert F. Zech Counselor of Men Humphrey Hits Non-Partisan Governments Troy, UCLA Set Vandalism Penalty Membership rive Begins The YMCA membership drive :ined to further enlarge ana re-uffle the 2600-strong “Y” organism on campus starts today. Trojans may enroll at a mera-rship booth in front cf Bovard ’ay. tomorrow, and Monday, Dave ?ans, president of the “Y,” an-unced yesterday, new “Y” president will be elcct-Tuesday at the conclusion cf e membership drive. Presidential indicating the start of a slow pirants. who must be members | atomic chain reaction, when a “crit-the organization, can file pcti- ical mass of uranium is added to ns for the office at the recep-* j the graphite, and the unstable U235 Atomic Pile Process Described by Chemist by RUSSELL E. WARD Making of atomic piles was described at a CAI lecture yesterday by Dr. James C. Warf, assistant professor of chemistry. Tracing the processes required to extract plutonium from uranium ores, Dr. Warf spoke in nontechnical terms and illustrated his descriptions on *- a blackboard. He said uranium is taken out of the ground as pitchblende or car-notite. The ores are crushed and then treated chemically to extract pure uranium, a metal which looks like silver but is not as shiny. The atomic pile is built by stacking graphite bars into a large cubical block, and forcing the uranium. drawn into cylinders, into holes 1 en won ^hieir way into the tryouts in the graphite. The pile starts to produce heat. Maid of Cotton Entries Chosen Amid impassive chess strategists and avid newspaper readers in the studc ’ lounge yesterday, four wotn- desk, second floor. Student ion. Applications should include e. address, phone number, and ilvity record. Deadline for peti-ns is 4 p.m. tomorrow. Last year the group received the IS gold trophy award from ancellor Rufus B. von KleinSmid being voted the most outriding men’s organization at SC :jects such as the building: of e Trojan Memorial library at thc iversity of the Philippines in anila helped the group to earn is title. atoms are bombarded with slowly moving atomic particles which cause fission. A “critical mass” is the exact amount of uranium necessary to produce and continue atomic reaction. CONTROLLED REACTION If the amount of uranium used is too small, the reaction will not sustain itself. Too much uranium will produce a reaction which is too fast, and the heat produced (Continued on Page 4) 1 at Fresno in the Maid of Cotton contest. Barbara Lohrmann. Jean Gesford. Maxine Ewart, and alternate Ila Weibel were chosen to represent SC in the Dec. 3 trials. To the accompaniment of soft music provided by KTRU. the women walked before the audience and judges and modeled cotton dresses. After the 19 contestants had made their appearance, there was a brief intermission while judges Dorothy Preble, fashion expert; Helen Hall Moreland, counselor of women; and Dr. Charles Whitlo, head of retailing department, made their decisions. The Maid of Cotton contest, sponsored at SC by Gamma Alpha (Continued on Page 4) Alumni Football Dinner to Honor Troy '24 Team SC's 1924 team will be honored at the annual alumni football banquet at 6:30 tomorrow night in the men’s gymnasium. Trojan All-Americans for the past 25 years will be present along witn noted sportswriters. Mayor Bowron, and theatrical celebrities. Chairman Aaron Rosenberg, class of ‘34. and All-American in 33, announced that he has lined up well-known entertainers. Frank Fay will be emcee for the show starting at 9. Skinnay Ennis’ band will provide music. Also included are cigar-chewing Ken Murray and demure Marie Wilson of the Hollywood “Blackouts.” Preceding the show will be speeches by Braven Dyer and Dean Cromwell, followed by a transcribed sports broadcast by Dyer and Frank Bull to be aired after the Loyola-Pepperdine game. adio Symposium on Tonight Questions of radio and television j As a producer-director. he present- eight years, joining the staff of KFRC in San Francisco in 1938. William Sener. head of the de- pefuls will be answered bv five jsucb programs as •‘Crime Doc- -time writers and producers In **’” .and 'The Great American j Story. Jerrv Lawrence and Robert Lee. j rector of KUSC, will be moderator •Recent Trends in Radio and Tel- partment of radio and program di- | writing team and producers of “Favorite Story,” will discuss "New Angles in Radio Writing" and their newest comedy series. Allison McNay, educational director of Standard of California, will speak on ‘Making &n Educational Program Entertaining.’ He is sponsor of “Standard School of the Air." Robert Forward, program direc-Iween the producer and writer I tor of KTTV. will describe “What Ught on by television. He be- i It Takes to Move From Radio to es that studio audiences should I Television.” He worked with the be admitted to dramatic shows. Don Lee radio and TV network for ■sion Writing and Production” is e title, and it will be held at 8:30 Hancock auditorium. Speakers Li give professional advice on the *ny angles and perplexing prob-;is of the radio field 'he Writer-Producer" will be i&cuased by Jack Johnstone, pro-eer of the “Prudential Hour.” He 11 point out the new relationship of the symposium. Miss Leona Wilson, instructor in radio writing, is in charge of the program. A portion of the program will be devoted to questions from the audience. Faculty and students from several schools In this area have been invited to attend the symposium, including Occidental, Woodbury, Pepperdine. and UCLA. The program is the radio department’s contribution to the Contemporary Arts festival which will continue through Dec. 14. Noon Music Series Talent Acclaimed Gwendolyn Williams, director of the music at noon concert series, drew upon the apparently inexhaustible supply of headline talent from the School of Music and presented another program yesterday at which the appreciative audience, as always, called the performers back to the stage for additional applause. Soprano Alice Lee, a special student who has appeared as soloist in the Hollywood bowl and the Metropolitan opera, sang Sehu- ■ man's song cycle, "Frauenliebe und ! Leben” with an ease that belied the cycle's difficulty. Students ot Stephen De'ak's chamber music classes Armen Tur-adian. violin; Calvin Inman, cello; and Doris Crane, piano, played Beethoven's Trio No. 4, B Flat, with & finish that rounded out the noon hour's perfect program. Vandalism in any form is taboo as an expression of pregame enthusiasm by rival SC-UCLA students. Authorities of both schools have agreed on the punishment of anyone apprehended in such an act. “UCLA and SC have agreed that any student caught in an act of vandalism will be turned over to the proper authorities together with an estimate of damages committed. These students will be held personally responsible for all damages incurred,” Dr. Albert Zech, counselor of men, said. The payment of damages does not close the affair, Dr. Zech hastened to add. The guilty parties must still come up before the Men’s Advisory board for final disposition. A further curb to unbfidied spirits exists. Police details covering both campuses will definitely book any students caught defacing property. This policy, adopted by the rival schools last year, has been deemed fair and successful in dealing with vandalism. Starting today Tommy Trojan will be veiled in a shroud as a precautionary measure against unruly painters. For the next few days during night hours his person will be guarded by Knight and Squire volunteers as well as by fraternity pledges. The SC campus police force is to be augmented by additional guards and men from thc downtown police force. Out at UCLA $1000 has been appropriated to protect the campus against invasion. The police force there is to be doubled over that of last year and will be aided by a patrol car. Additional precautions have been taken to prevent interruption of the rally scheduled for Friday evening. Bureaucracy in SC’s “unwieldy and disorganized” senate received a death knell yesterday as the Blue Key “little Hoover commission” launched its program of student government reorganization. Aimed at streamlining the senate from its present overload of 32 voting members plus*-- an additional 14 non-voting members, the move has serious ramifi- [ cations. Proposals submitted by the commission to the Senate for approval will fall into one of two classes, drastic amendment or a new constitution. ELECTION PLANNED This will mean a special election at which time students would be required to ratify either a new constitution or an amended form of the one now being used. Such an election would require a two-thirds vote for ratification. Motion for the investigation and recommendations was made by Al Wiggins, Senate parliamentarian, following the reading of a resolution, originating in the Blue Key organization, recommending that the Senate be overhauled. Debated and approved by the Sehate, the investigation commission composed of Chairman Wiggins, Whitey Fruhling, Don Gevirtz. George Burke, and Larry Bub, came into existence. Need for a streamlined and more efficient Senate is obvious, Wiggins pointed out. 1 To 462 RATIO “Today there is one voting senator for every 462 students on campus. A male veteran student in LAS who is a member of a fraternity is represented by 18 votes in the Senate. These votes include those of 10 senators-at-large, veterans representative, IFC president, LAS president, a class president, AMS president, ASSC • vice-president, ASSC secretary, and the independent student representative vote,” he stated. There are two major types of organizational plans for the kind cf government needed here, Wiggins said. 1. A pure administrative body cr Senate whose duties are purely Meanwhile, the provost at UCLA P°licy settin^ Operating with this and SC's counselor of men issued statements expressing their confidence that students will abide by the spirit of fair play and mature judgment. group is a number of committees who function outside of the Senate. 2. A Senate and group of commit-(Continued on Page i> Down-to-Earth' Rally Planned by Knights High-spirited Trojan rooters will get a “down-to-earth" pre-UCLA football rally tomorrow instead of a Hollywood talent show, according to Publicity Director Hon Gordon. Trojan Knights are using the whole rally crew for the noon to 1:15 p.m. affair in front of Phelps Terkel. Jack Lindquist and Larry O’Neal are working* out entertainment details while . . _ r. Special Pep Show Set for Tomorrow “The job of government is to do the business of government, not to delay or impede that business.” So declared Hubert H. Humphrey, junior senator from Minnesota, to a capacity audience in the Law auditorium yesterday afternoon. Speaking on the topic of congressional organization, the ycuthful senator said that too often the will of the people as expressed through a national election is thwarted in the legislative mazes of Congress. Speaking without notes and utilizing all the gestures and skillful phrasing that mark a veteran speaker, the eloquent Midwest legislator labeled himself as a “New Deal, Fair Deal, Welfare State Democrat.” CHEERED FOR GOPHERS H® added that he was also a fervid fan of the Minnesota Gophers and still cherished a faint hope of being back in Los Angeles on New Year’s day, cheering for the Bierman footballers in the Rose Bowl. Turning to his topic for the ASSC-sponsored forum. Humphrey said that the first prerequisite for responsible, democratic government is party responsibility. “No political responsibility is possible with a non-partisan government,’’ he said. In Congress itself, the main stumbling block for expediting legislation. according to the senator, is the vast amount of work to be done, the numerous mazes of the legislative process, and archaic and outdated Congressional rules. RULES JUST GREW Humphrey nominated the various committees as the chief places where legislation can be hampered or delayed. The various committee chairmen attain their posts through seniority and are not necessarily in agreement with the platform or administration voted to power by the majority of the electorate. The Congressional Reorganization Act of 1946 was a progressive step in that it reduced the ntftnber of standing 'Continuer! on Page 4) Marv Freeman and Dan Schiavone handle special services. The fully uniformed Trojan Band , is slated to put in an appearance. ! Entertainment heads are trying to set up an almost entirely student show. Possible exception will , be the appearance of a top radio ! and recording artist and two Los Angeles newspaper columnists. Standing areas will be roped off j and no traffic will be permitted j over 34th or 35th streets during the ! event. Public address systems will be installed. “Wte want to stage this along the lines of last year’s all-American i rally, with entertainers, Tommy j Walker and the band, and some j team members appearing with the yell leaders,” said Gordon. The five committeemen were chosen to work on this rally because of their past experience in handling talent for student shows. A special pep rally, following the regularly-scheduled noon rally, will be held in front of the PE building at 5 p.m. tomorrow in order to send the SC gridders into the UCLA conflict with the full support of the student body. Inspired by Dick Tudor and two of his Theta Xi brothers, the rally is intended to “compensate for the lack of support shown when the team left for the Cal and Washington games.” The band and yell leaders will be on hand for the 20 minute demonstration as the pigskinners depart for their hotel for the night. ‘ We hope everyone will be on hand to root for the team,” Tudor said. CAI to Present Two Atom Films A double feature will be presented today at 1:10 pm., 310 Bridge, by the Council on Atomic Implications, when it shows the CAI-producec filmstrip “Your Atomic World” anr the moving picture “The Atom A Work.” Covering important peacetime a. plications of atomic energy, tl. film strip will describe the use o radioisotopes in the treatment anr diagnosis of leukemia, a disease l. which white blood cells destroy thr red, and polycythemia, red bloo cells destroy the white. “The Atom At Work” wil portray the use of radioisotope in agriculture and industry; thr handling and shipment of radio isotopes from atomic piles; and th-possibilities of atomic power fc airplanes. Slingin Swami to Lead DT Gridsters' in Bruin Tilt ★ ★ ’ ★ ★ ★ ★ Underdog Troy Scribblers for UCLA Student Lounge . . . will be closed tomorrow for the Annual Women's Football Lunoheon. Pronounced fit to play at the last minute, Jim “Swami” Blake will attempt to break Jim "Mystic” Powers’ SC record by throwing four touchdown passes tomorrow at 3 on Bovard field when his Daily Trojan team meets the Daily Bruins in a football game. The former jaycee terror ruined the Bruins last season with his right-handed aerials. He has been bothered this Jail by an elbow injury resulting from too much bending, and also recently has undergone an operation to remove the brass rail from the bottom of his right foot. Charges that unabashed proselyting has been going on at SC were frankly admitted by Joltin’ Jim Lamhofer, DT captain. “We pay more 'to get better material. Last season our alumni really had to shell out.” The DT team will field an all- veteran lineup with one exception, virtually the same squad that ruined the Bruins’ season in 1948. Blake's supporting cast includes Automatic Hank Ives, conversion specialist. Ives drop kicks extra points, field goals, and little children. Dapper Dick Angell is a triple threat sensation on waivers from the Sigma Chi house. He runs, passes, and shakes hands with rushees. Ambling George Ambrose is a rugged 6-foot 2-inch 125-pound blocking back who leads interference for Jess Hill in the off-season. Hustlin’ Harley Tinkliam, back for his fifth campaign, is an all-around athlete and decathlon champion of 36th street grade school. jaysee when a wealthy alum offered him half of San Marino. Jarrin’ Jerry Boyd. 225-pound tackle, is up from the Chaifey farm club and appears headed for greater things. Game captain Lamhofer holds down the other tackle slot. He is noted for clean, precise-clipping. Team consensus is that Ojais pride, Beltin’ Bob Erburu, is the best pivotman on the coast. Erburu recently received an A in his fundamental activities class for centering the ball. Pregame favorites, the Daily Bruin team Is loaded with talent, and ean call on two offensive units and two defensive teams. Bruin mentor Leo Herslunan, injured varsity quarterback, is anxious to win in his big-time coaching debut, and already feels the pressure Eager Ernie Beyer, the footba.l of groups who are after his job. team's choice, is the other wing- Two all-city backs lead the Bruin man. He transferred from Ventura attack, Benny Duval and Jim Downs. All-league Ted Warfie; from LA high school and Man Rosen, veteran of last year’s fra; will also start for the Bruins. Both tackles weigh 250 poiuv . . . together. Captain Stan Bach rack weighs in at 112, and Br Benoit hefts a healthy 138 dri, ping wet. Balding Cliff Dektar, promote, of the fray, does not think tele vision will affect the size of th? crowd. “People will stay away in droves anyway,” admits Dektar. Don Lee Wright, veteran bull ses sion artist, will handle the PA sys tem. Al Franken, ex-UCLA sports editor, and Bob Weide. ex-SC sports editor who will officiate, have been pronounced completely unbiased after careful examination by Frank Ashley, DT director of athletics. "Franken and Weide don't know enough about the rules,” declared Ashley, “to cheat for either side.” 5
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 41, No. 49, November 17, 1949|
Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 17, 1949
Little Hoover Commission' Begins Senate Investigation
Blue Key to Streamline SC Student Government
Trio of One-Act Plays Begins Three-Night Run
Freedom in expression for drama students in experimen-
1 theater classes will be demonstrated tonight when the rtain rings up on a trio of one-act plays which will run ree days in the Stop Gap theater.
Dr. James H. Butler, associate professor of drama, is su-
vising director of the experi- 4-
ital productions. The plays are
cted, cast, directed, and prosed by the students, with the istance of Dr. Butler, he experimental theater is an ctive course for upper division graduate students. According to Butler, it is one of the few in United States that recognizes importance of the one-act play ;h as an acting and directing licle.
r. Butler attended the Univcr-of Washington and received A.B. degree from the Western .shington College of Education.
also attended the Pasadena yhouse before coming to SC to his M.A and Ph.D. degrees in ‘ch.
he three plays which will run ough Saturday night ar« “Por-it of a Madonna” by Tennessee illiams; ‘•Wurzel-Flummery” by A. Milne; and "The Pot Boiler” Alice Gerstenberg.
DIRECTORS NAMED Student directors are Stanley hnson, Frank Roh. and Al Bar-;tt.
••Wurzel-Flummery” is the story a stodgy old Englishman and the mplications which arise when he left 50,000 pounds under the con-tion that he wilj take the name of urzel-Flummery.
“The Pot Boiler” is the story of playwright who is producing