Daily Trojan, Vol. 45, No. 99, March 23, 1954
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CHEST DRIVE TO INCLUDE PIE THROW. DANCE ON PARADE—Air Force ROTC cadets will attempt to win the Air Force Association-Lockheed Aircraft trophy today for second consecutive year as they pass in review for officials. FROTC TO MARCH IlN REVIEW TODAY Trojan Air Force ROTC cadets «ill attempt today to retain possession of the Air Force Associ-ition-Lockheed Aircraft Trophy rhich they won last year. Awarded to the ROTC unit that looks the sharpest, the boys-in-[)lue will pass in review at noon for visiting officers of the Air University, from Montgomery, Lla. SC won the award last year in ie Los Angeles area, taking it from Loyola, which had won it for two previous years. The parade will be held on Bovard Field as part of the annual inspection conducted by ROTC headquarters. University President Fred D. Fagg Jr. will join Col. Byron R. Switzer, Lt. Col. Ernest J. Baucher and Major James M. Hughes in conducting the inspection. According to Col. Edward M. Garrett, acting commander of the SC unit, the visiting Air Force officers will inspect ROTC classes and cadet headquarters today and tomorrow. ield's Comedy hown Tonight s Film Classic Hailed as one of W. C. Field’s funniest movies, "The Bank Dick” Ivill be screened tonight as the Pourth of the Film Classics Series. [Starting times are 7:30 and 8:30 [p.m. in 133 and 229 FH. J. Roy Rogaway, chairman of Lhe Series, said that tickets, t’hich sell for $3, are still avail-ible in the University Ticket Office and can be ussd for tonight’s ;rformance as well as the eight lilms remaining in the Series. The Comedy was produced in 1.940 by Universal Studios, directed by Edward F. Cline, and written by W. C. Fields. Fields also heads the cast which includes Una Merkel, Frank Pangborn, iora Witherspoon, and Evelyn )el Rio. “The Bank Dick” was the third pf Field s biggest money makers. Ie made his film debut in 1925 vhile with D. W. Griffith and at >ne time was making $5000 a <eek with Mac Sennett. Future movies in the series in lude “A Run for Your Money,” t>n Mar. 30, and “The Affair ilum,” “A Walk in the Sun,” and program of four Chaplin films [>n Apr. 6, 20, and 27 respectively. In May the schedule consists of 'he Magic Horse,” "The Mag-let,” “The La6t Stop,” and ’The tearl.” Handbook Help Is Sought by Editor Kreutz Workers are still needed to help put out the 1954-55 student handbook. Gary Kreutz, handbook editor, once again asked for assistance in putting out the “Freshman bible.” He says he needs at least four more people to qualify as section editors as well as people to help on these sections. If anyone Is interested in helping on the book, he may contact Kreutz any afternoon In the Daily Trojan office. Dailu an Vol. XLV Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday, March 23, 1954 No. 99 Official Notice Applications for student teaching assignments for the fall semester of 1954 may be filed anytime during this week. Students who plan to do directed teaching next faU should contact the Office of Directed Teaching in 353 Administration building at once to make an appointment for application and interview. Those who have papers on fUe and have not yet taken directed teaching should reactivate their applications at this time. W. E. Cannon Director of Student Teaching SC EXAM SYSTEM GIVEN VERBAL AAASSAGE TODAY ASSC Debaters Review Problem LECTION NEARS, DIRECTOR. Y ISSING-COINCIDENCE? m Open season on all voters has been officially proclaimed by the kidnapping (for the umpteenth time) of the student directory cards from their case outside the Bookstore. The theft was reported Friday morning. “I have nothing to say,” said Dr. A. Zech yesterday. I have no idea where the cards are or who took them again. Last year the> were missing just before the elections. Of course we don’t know if students took them, but it is interesting that they are missing right before voting.” Optimistic veterans of previous elections said yesterday they hoped that, with the dissolution of old political parties, the old tricks would have gone down the drain too. Assistant Registrar David W. Evans, who first heard of the theft, hopes that the wandering cards might still be returned because part of the alphabet was left behind. “Part of the alphabet has disappeared before, but then it has turned up and the rest has disappeared,” he said. “I guess whoever took them couldn’t carry them all.” He was puzzled that the theft took place so early in the semester. “Usually, whoever takes them is kind enough to wait until |ater in the semester,” he said. Locks and steel covers have been put on the directory box, Mit to no avail. There is no duplicate set of cards. by Jonas Halperin Examinations—that frightening word in college life that has kept the midnight oil burning and has caused enough mental anguish to fill a thousand psychiatric reports—is due for a verbal massage today at the ASSC’s “Troy Meetings.” Four students will speak on the topic “Should SC’s Exam System Be Changed?” at 3:15 p.m., in 133 FH. Student Body President Warren Clendening, Senator-at-Large William Van Alstyne, School of Education President Shirley Egland, and Independent Men’s Representative Murray Bring will speak on such questions as “should graduating seniors be exempt from finals?” Oxford System "In discussing the comparative advantage of adopting the Oxford four-year comprehensive examination and tutor system,” Van Alstyne said, “I shall present evidence from psychological studies, including techniques and psychological habits to cut the time required to memorize data severely, while increasing the percentage of material remembered over a longer period of time. “Such devices,” he added, “are a divided sleeping period, memorization by auditory, visual and motor learning and short, spaced, repetitious reviews of subject matter.” Murray Bring said that the only strong arguments against SC’s adopting the honor system is that students would take advantage of it by cribbing. Bring’s View “There is no evidence to support this view, and its supposed strength as an argument diminished in the face of overwhelming evidence from universities that have instituted the system,” Bring said. Bring added that it would provide a greater challenge to professors to formulate tests in which understanding of the material and not mere memorization of material would receive greater emphasis. Miss Egland said that the present system of examinations is based on sound educational principles. “Many of the nation’s foremost educators endorse it. A majority of our student body supports it as a functional system,” Miss Egland said. Clendening takes the view that a graduating senior should not be required to take a series of finals during his last two weeks of college. Seniors’ Side “Instructors should give them a short exam in the last' week so that they know immediately if they are to graduate,” Clendening said. Seyom Brown, forum committee co-chairman said the procedure for today’s “Troy Meeting” will be difffferent from previous ones. “Instead of presenting sides for debate, we shall have a roundtable discussion,” Brown said. Roundtable Method “The roundtable method leaves more room for varying points of view and aims to reach a solution to the problem which will take into account these various views,” Brown added. Brown said that any student with a gripe, complaint, or suggestion may attend the forum, which is comprised of members of the ASSC Senate having power to translate suggestions into specific actions. “Since there is a real possibility that the exam system may be changed in the near future, students are urged to offer*their opinions now,” Brown said. In April the forum committee is planning the “Troy Meeting” on student elections. For May, *‘SC—Country Club or University?” will be the subject. Right, Wrong To Be Valued By Professor A practical theory which can define such values as what is “right” and what is “wrong,” will b^ discussed by Dr. William H. Werkmeister, professor of philosophy on the Philosophy Forum series tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. in Bowne Hall. The ultimate aim of this school of thought is to develop a theory of valua which will be basic sciences such as ethics, aesthetics, and economics. “The approach of the< theory is based upon human experience,” said. “We will first be concerned with experienced value facte, like a person’s positive reaction to good food or beauty. “Next, the judgmental evaluations of these facts, and then the involvement of the whole person in all valued experiences will be discussed,” he said. Dr. Werkmejster has formerly taught at universities of Nebraska, Berlin, Harvard, and Boston. He has taught here since last fall. Professor of PE Appointed to Post Dr. Laurence E. Morehouse, associate professor of physical edu cation, has been appointed as Consultant to the United States Public Health Service, it was announced yesterday. Official Notice TO ALL DEFERRED TUITION ACCOUNTS: May we remind you that there is a payment due on your tuition account Mar. 24. Payments are to be made at the Bursar’s Office, Owens Hall. Students who fail to make their payments on or before the scheduled date, or who fail to make satisfactory arrangements with the Director of Deferred Tuition for an extension, will be charged $5 late payment fee. B. K. Culver Director of Deferred Tuition MURRAY BRING . . . brings view SHIRLEY EGLAND . .. she approves BILL VAN ALSTYNE . . . pipes Oxford system TROJAN CHEST DRIVE PROMISES FUN TIME' by Larry Pett Fun-making festivities and other events with “plenty-of-kicks” have been promised by Bob Kent, special events chairman, to make the Trojan Chest drive a successful one. Trojan Chest Week gets underway on Mar. 29 and winds up Apr. 2. According to Kent, the following activities have been lined up, with more planned as the campaign gets underway: Monday, Mar. 29—Noon rally in Bovard auditorium. Entertain- ment personalities will appear. Beginning at 9:30 in the evening, freshman council members will sell sugar-coated popcorn balls along the “row” and at the dormitories. Tuesday, Mar. 30—Pie throwing contest will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Bernard Hyink, dean of students; Robert Waldo, interfraternity counselor; Harry Nelson, student activities adviser; Warren Clendening, ASSC president; and other campus personalities and athletes have volunteered to Miss Coode Named Hostess for Alumni Barbara Goode, 19, second-generation SC coed, was named official hostess to greet returning grads during the annual Alumni Day to be held on campus Apr. 3. Her selection was announced by Lewis K. Gough, president of the G e n e r al Alumni Association, which is sponsoring the all-day series of family events. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell M. Goode, 2040 Davies Way, Hollywood, the attractive student is a junior majoring in English and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Trojan Amazons, Chimes, the Judicial Court, and is vice-president of the Associated Women Students. As hostess of the day Miss Goode will assist Paul Elmquist, general chairman, in greeting former SC grads and their families. —Courtesy Herald & Express BARBARA GOODE ... hi, alumni be the “targets” of this mirth-making event. The appetizing treat will be offered on an auction-type basis, and only the highest bidders will be able to sling the meringue around. Bids start at 35 cents. Wednesday, Mar. 31—At 2:15 in the afternoon, the junior class council wiU hold a pushcart race around University Avenue. Bettors will be able to place their donations of 10 cents on their favorite entries. Anything that can be “pushed, rolled or otherwise moved” will be in the run* ning. Winners will get lollipops, and 15 suckers will entitle the participant to a ticket to the Varsity show. The same afternoon, LAS will have a booth set up featuring co-eds’ pretty gams. Object—to throw garters (hoops) on to the feminine legs . . . and to raise money. Winners will be awarded a garter. Tuesday through Friday, a booth will be set up in front of SU so students can vote for “Mr. Trojanality.” A chart behind the booth will indicate the progress of the candidates. Votes will cost 25 cents. Winding up the week’s activities, will be the Beaux Arts Ball which will be held at the Chase Hotel, in Santa Monica. The costume dance is a tradition started in Paris four centuries ago, and is sponsored at SC by the School of Architecture. Admission is $3 per couple, and “anything goes” . . . from Riviera styled bikinis to gay ’20s racoon overcoats. “Mr. Trojanality” will also be crowned at the festivity. Tickets for the evening went on sale yesterday in the School of Architecture patio, at the School of Music and the Cinema Department. Sign-ups For Blood Continue Donors to Give Next Week; Bruins Compete Blood donation pledging will continue today in preparation for the spring blood drive which will take place next week. A sign-up table will be located in front of Tommy Trojan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the table will be set up in the foyer of the Student Union. The goal for the drive is 1350 pints. UCLA has challenged the Trojans to see which school can collect the most blood. “It is up to us to successfully answer this challenge and provide the blood so badly needed by the Red Cross,” said Mary Barrett, campus Red Cross chairman. UC Students May Give In order to enable night school students to donate blood, sign-up tables will be located at the entrances of buildings and on each floor at the head of the stairs. “I hope that people attending night classes will realize the importance of giving blood and will sign up this week,” Miss Barrett said. Additional tables will be in front of the dentistry, law, and engineering buildings. A blood thermometer will keep students posted of the progress of the drive. Last semester, the 900- pint-quota was exceeded by 450 pints. 18 or Older Any student 18 or older is eligible to give blood; however students under 21 will have to have their parent’s signature. * The Red Cross needs blood for military and civilian hospitals, as well as for processing into plasma, gamma globulin, and other derivatives to fight disease and epidemics. An annual feature of the blood drive is the presentation of the American Red Cross trophy to the campus ROTC group donating the highest percentage of blood. Last fall, the NROTC won the award. Dr. Sternberg To Examine Foreign Policy “United States Foreign Policy: What It Is and What It Should Be Toward the Soviet Union.” wiU be the topic discussed by Dr. Fritz Sternberg tomorrow at 1:15 p.m. in 129 FH. This talk, the last in a series of three sponsored by the School of International Relations, will deal with present U.S. foreign policy and possible future changes in diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. Today’s lecture by the noted authority on Russia is independent of the two previous talks. In addition to a discussion of foreign policy in Europe, Dr. Sternberg will turn his attention to explaining how U. S. policy toward Communism In Asia should differ from that employed here. Dr. Sternberg is author of “The Coming Crisis,” “Capitalism and Socialism on Trial.” “How to Stop the Russians Without War,” and “Living With Crisis.” His latest book, “The End of a Revolution,’* is an authoritative discussion on the perversion of the original intent of the Soviet revolution. WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP GOP Solon Blasts McCarthy from the United Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 22—Sen. Charles E. Potter (R-Mich.) today denounced as “a lot of poppycock” Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy’s proposal that all witnesses in his bitter row with the Army submit to lie detector tests. Potter, a member of McCarthy’s subcommittee, said use of the lie detector would turn the group’s investigation of the charges and counter-charges swapped by McCarthy and Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens into “a three-ring circus.” * * * PRINCETON, N. J., Mar. 22— Adlai E. Stevenson today said he thinks it is “lamentable” that the country has reached h e stage where lie detector tests are proposed for Congress. Stevenson was asked to comment on Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s suggestion that lie detectors be used during the Senate’s investigation of the Wisconsin senator’s controversy with the Army. “I think it gets to a lamentable stage when such methods are proposed in investigations on public questions,” Stevenson said. * + * JERUSALEM, Mar. 22—United Nations investigators followed with bloodhounds today the trail of the ambush-killers of 11 Israeli men and women aboard a bus on a lonely stretch of road near the ancient Biblical town of Beer-sheba. The bus driver was killed yesterday by a blast of light ma-chinegun fire directly in his face as his vehicle rounded a hairpin turn in Scorpion’s Pass. The bus crashed into a hillside and the killers climbed aboard, riddled the passengers with gunfire and mutilated their bodies. Five of the passengers escaped, but two w^ere wounded seriously. TOKYO, Mar. 22—The Bikini hydrogen explosion Mar. 1 was so strong that radioactive ash may have traveled 1600 miles in two days and fallen on Japan, Kyoto University scientists indicated today. That belief was reported by the physicists as charges were made that Japanese and American scientists were making “guinea pigs” out of 23 Japanese fishermen burned by atomic dust 80 miles from the blast scene. The Kyoto experts said the Geiger counter in their laboratory showed an extraordinary high count Mar. 3. Neither before nor after this date did it register such activity. -K ■¥ •¥■ WASHINGTON, Mar. 22 — France’s top general today conferred with President Eisenhower and Adm. Arthur W. Radford on the broad aspects of increasing aid to the beleaguered French force in Indo China. Gen. Paul Ely, French Chief of Staff, declined to discuss with reporters any specific aspects of the conversation, but it was widely reported he wants more American planes, particularly B-26 bombers, C-119 transports, and helicopters. * * * W ASHINGTON', Mar. 22 — Air Secretary Harold E. Talbott today said the Air Force intends to continue all current activities at Long Beach, Calif., municipal airport. Talbott made the statement in connection with a report on an accident at Long Beach last Jan. 12 which took the lives of a jet pilot and several civilians. Talbott said an investigation board has concluded that the cause of the accident was a high speed stall which occurred as the pilot entered a swiftly moving cloud at about 900 feet. I
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 45, No. 99, March 23, 1954|
|Description||Daily Trojan, Vol. 45, No. 99, March 23, 1954.|
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CHEST DRIVE TO INCLUDE PIE THROW. DANCE
ON PARADE—Air Force ROTC cadets will attempt to win the Air Force Association-Lockheed Aircraft trophy today for second consecutive year as they pass in review for officials.
FROTC TO MARCH IlN REVIEW TODAY
Trojan Air Force ROTC cadets «ill attempt today to retain possession of the Air Force Associ-ition-Lockheed Aircraft Trophy rhich they won last year.
Awarded to the ROTC unit that looks the sharpest, the boys-in-[)lue will pass in review at noon for visiting officers of the Air University, from Montgomery, Lla.
SC won the award last year in ie Los Angeles area, taking it from Loyola, which had won it for two previous years.
The parade will be held on Bovard Field as part of the annual inspection conducted by ROTC headquarters. University President Fred D. Fagg Jr. will join Col. Byron R. Switzer, Lt. Col. Ernest J. Baucher and Major James M. Hughes in conducting the inspection.
According to Col. Edward M. Garrett, acting commander of the SC unit, the visiting Air Force officers will inspect ROTC classes and cadet headquarters today and tomorrow.
ield's Comedy hown Tonight s Film Classic
Hailed as one of W. C. Field’s
funniest movies, "The Bank Dick”
Ivill be screened tonight as the
Pourth of the Film Classics Series. [Starting times are 7:30 and 8:30 [p.m. in 133 and 229 FH.
J. Roy Rogaway, chairman of Lhe Series, said that tickets, t’hich sell for $3, are still avail-ible in the University Ticket Office and can be ussd for tonight’s ;rformance as well as the eight lilms remaining in the Series.
The Comedy was produced in 1.940 by Universal Studios, directed by Edward F. Cline, and written by W. C. Fields. Fields also heads the cast which includes Una Merkel, Frank Pangborn, iora Witherspoon, and Evelyn )el Rio.
“The Bank Dick” was the third pf Field s biggest money makers. Ie made his film debut in 1925 vhile with D. W. Griffith and at >ne time was making $5000 a