Daily Trojan, Vol. 45, No. 60, December 16, 1953
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YOU'LL TIDE OVER YULETIDE IF YOU DRIVE SAFELY FOOL PROOF—Sergeant Bill Hermann of Los Angeles Police Force is shown administering —DT photo by L<en Zagortz the Intoximeter Balion test to determine if suspect is under the influence of alcohol. cribe Takes Balloon Test ith Line of Duty' Beers By Len Zagortz I had had a few beers—all in ihe line of duty—just a few. Then took the balloon test. I had leard about the test before, but wanted to know how it worked. I went down to the Central Station of the Los Angeles Police Department, where I met Sgt. kidney Mills of the traffic training program. I sat down and Sergeant Mills Started the test. glass particles and sulphuric acid.” Purple Salt He took a tube filled with purple crystalline salt and broke off one end. As he put the crystal salts on the acid he said the action of alcohol on the purple makes it turn colorless. He looked at his watch and started the air from the balloon flowing through it. While the second hand moved Da an Vol. XLV Los Angeles, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1953 No. 60 FILLS VOID He just sat there and observed the sergeant explained that the He. 1 wondered if I was going' time it takes for the purple to get booked on the spot, then turn colorless is an indication to ke explained that this was normal the officer of how intoxicated the procedure. subject is Suspect Observed Tube Turns Colorless “Before an officer gives the m- He said that if the tube turns Dximcter test, he observes the colorless in 39 seconds or less, the [uspect for about ten minutes. I subject is undoubtedly under the iis allows any alcohol recently I influence of alcohol. If it takes 40 jnsumed to partially pass into Ihe blood stream. During this ?riod the officer often gives ob-?ctive tests of walking the to 43 seconds,. he probably is under the influence. When the tube takes 54 to 80 seconds to clear, the suspect is possibly Jtraight line, touching the finger under the influence. After 81 sec-[o the nose, and picking coins off onds, the influence is negligible le ground.” I °r absent. Sergeant Mills took the balloon j _ The purple turned colorless in fost apparatus out of an eight by 74 seconds. [wo inch sealed cardboard tube,, k Sergeant Mills then started the ind explained that it is a prac- air flowing through another con- tical field test because of its j nection. Compactness. “This tube is filled with mag- ‘lt can easily be carried in the ! nesium perchlorate,” he said. “It satrel car or in the officer’s removes the alcohol and moisture ;ket.” he said. He told how it ! —Don't steer the of misfortune.— vas scaled to prevent tampering _ _ « ind to prevent charges of false j I OUT Ot v«OUnty pvidence. Maze of Tubes He unraveled a maze of glass md rubber and said the balloon is Lised to furnish a constant flow of lir through the various tubes. He handed me the balloon and * blew it up. The balloon had a :heck valve to prevent the escaping of the air. Sergeant Mills held fnost of equipment to “prevent a Subject from ‘accidentally” dropping it: Museum Scheduled A guided tour of the illuminated manuscript display in the County Museum will be conducted today at 3 p.m. by the Classical Language Club “Sodalidatas Classica,” announced Celia Cole, president. Miss Cole said guests as well as members are invited to join this “enlightening” tour. All those interested will meet “This, the color test,” he said. 1 on the porch of the County Mu-f'lt contains sintered powdered seum in Exposition Park. in the breath, leaving the carbon dioxide to pass on to another tube. The perchlorate containing the alcohol is distilled and the aamount of alcohol is measured.” Henry’s Law “According to Henry’s law,” he explained, “the alcohol vapor in the aveolar air (air which is expelled by the lungs) is proportional to the alcohol conceneration in the pulmonary blood.” “Because tests have proven that the grams of alcohol found in 0.2 grams of carbon dioxide i£ equal to the* weight percentage of alcohol in the blood, we set up a proportion and find out how much alcohol a person has had.” “When this percentage is above .15, the subject is considered intoxicated.” He explained that after the test is completed, the carton is resealed and sent in for analysis. The results are sent to the city attorney to await further action. ----The speedster Is a village fool.- Role of Hancock In Aviation To Be Told on TV Show The part Capt. G. Allan Hancock played in the development of aviation will be told tonight at 8:30 p.m. on KTHE, Channel 28, in a special TV program honoring the 50th anniversary of powered flight. Captain Hancock, director of the Allan Hancock Foundation for Scientific Research and chairman of the SC board of trustees, sponsored the first trans-Pacific flight in 1928 by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith. The flight started in San'a Maria, went to Oakland, and then to Australia In nine days, j John Goodwin, associate professor of business administration in I the School of Commerce, will con-! duct the TV program. PEN CAME FOR DRIVERS Pedestrians Losinti Auto War by Jim Silknitter , All over the United States, jarks and wild life preserves have f been set aside to protect those animals facing extinction in Ameri-|ca. But there is one animal they forgot—that lowly form of homo | sapiens known as the pedestrian. | Until about 50 years ago, this j | creature was comparatively safe. | But when a man named Ford I came along with some big ideas i about mass production, the hunt- I i ing season on pedestrians was officially opened. The pedestrian’s natural enemy Iis the automobile. As auto produc- j tion has increased throughout the years, so has the pedestrian’s | death rate. There seems to be no j way he can outmanuever his far | superior foe. The Weigh In Look at the build! In the one [corner you have the automobile! I length, 15 feet; weight, 35001 pounds; condition, tops. In the' | other corner stands the pedestri-: height, 5 feet 10 inches; j I weight, 140 pounds soaking wet; I condition, slightly anemic. Look at the performance! The . I automobile had 8,600 wins last j I year and no losses. No bookie in | his right mind would give less I than 1000-to-I odds in favor of I the automobile. But don't underestimate the pe-Idestrian. That plucky little crea- I ture has-developed his own methods of defense. His purpose—to i confuse and undermine the automobile. Main Defences One of his main defenses is protective coloring. On dark nights he wears the darkest clothes he can find, thereby making it difficult for the automobile to spot him. He then usually strolls across the street in the middle of the block or against the signal. This forces the automobile to screech to a halt, swerve, run up the .sidewalk into the nearest window, or all three. As you may guess, this tends to unnerve the automobile somewhat, scoring point one for the pedestrian in the field of psychological warfare. Another favorite» trick of the pedestrian is the little crosswalk game called “After You, Sir.” This occurs when the pedestrian is crossing the street and an automobile slows down to stop for him. He stops too, waving the automobile on with a polite bow and a gallant sweep of the hand. As tne car starts up, he takes a step. The car stops, and he stops. It starts, he starts, and on and on ad infinitum. Unnerving Defense As in the first case, this defense unnerves the automobile no end. Then there is the man who charges blindly across the street with me typical “I’m a pedestrian; I’ve got the right of way” attitude. This works very well un- til he comes up against a car that has a “Who gives a damn?” attitude. There is always open season on another type of pedestrian. He’6 the impatient type who can’t wait for the light to change. At the first glow of amber, he dashes across the street. He gets along fine and saves a lot of time. He saves time, that is, until he has a race with a car that thinks amber means “hurry up before the light turns red.” Pedestrian Trickery Despite the pedestrian's trickery, he still faces gradual extinction. With cars becoming faster, larger, and more powerful each I year, his chances of survival are | lading. The only solutions seem to be (1) require everyone to drive cars, thereby eliminating pedestrians completely; (2) set up a wild pedestrian preserve, permitting automobiles to enter only during specified hunting seasons and limning the number of pedestrians tney can get; or (3) train drivers and peaestrians to be more careful. Since the first solution is impractical and the third is improbable, don’t be too surprised if, in the near future, all pedestrians are herded into preserves all over the country to keep them from being completely eliminated by that mechanical menace, the automobile. New Political Party Named Conservative By Tony Collins The first steps toward the formation of a new campus political party to fill the gap left by the dissolution of TNE were taken yesterday afternoon in a meeting of senators of the All-U party and other campus politicos. A tentative constitution was submitted from he floor and the nucleus of a steering committee to approve and correct the constitution before its submission to the ASSC senate, was organized. Due to the spontaneous nature of the meeting, another was called for late last nieht.. in which the steering committee could be definitely organized and the final draft of the new party’s constitution could be approved. The constitution, if completed, will go before the ASSC senators tonight in their last meeting before the Christmas holidays. Steering Committee Enlarged When the constitution is approved by the senators the original steering group will be enlarged into a steering committee to select and recommend party policies and candidates. The general assembly, a larger group, will also be formed for the final say in party policies, candidates, and nominations, and will serve much like the national political party conventions. The Conservative Party, as it will be called, will then be an entity in SC politics. The nucleus of the steering committee will undoubtedly be taken from the ranks of the now extinct All-U party, but membership in it *is by no means limited to members of that group. Membership Requirements For membership on the General Assembly of the Conservative Party a candidate must be affiliated with no other political party on campus, or must renounce such affiliation, and must be a student in good standing of the University of Southern California. Likewise, according to the tentative constitution, no subversive restrictions or requirements are placed on candidates for membership to the steering committee of the new Conservative party. Honest and Above-board Pro-tem chairman of yesterday afternoon’s meeting, Jack Cashin, stressed the fact that the formation of this new party was an honest attempt on the part of students to fill by an above-board organization the void left by the dissolution of TNE, and that no tricks were being pulled. Another provision of the constitution states that all meetings of the steering committee and general assembly will be open meetings held on publicly announced dates. Yesterday’s conclave saw mimeographed copies of a carefully planned suggested constitution handed to those in attendance at the formative meeting. —The speedometer is a deathoraeter.— Essay Deadline Set for Tomorrow Entries for the Bill of Rights Essay contest should be turned in to the English Department, 404 FH, not later than tomorrow noon. According to Joan Dupuis, contest chairman, the essays will be judged by Russell Caldwell, history; and Bruce R. McElderry and Francis Christensen of the English Department.______________ McCarthy is topic OF HEATED DEBATE Tempers Flare at First Troy-Meet' Troeds to Hold Election Runoffs At Noon Today Run-off elections for Troed officers for the spring semester will be held today at noon at the YWCA. Troeds is a freshman women’s service organiza-t i o n sponsored by Mortar Board. Those in the run-offs are Maggie Coleman and Fenton Smith, president; Joan Belyea and Sue Lund, vice president; Jody Green and Gretehen Kane, secretary; Kathy Grossman and Barbara Overby, social chairman. Others are Ann Kellogg and Marilyn Reynolds, public i t y chairman-; Mari 1 y n McClure and Terry Todd, historian; Gretehen Hullei; and Vaye Jameson, activity chairman; and Jo Ann Rudder and Nancy Smith, food chairman. BOB WALLACH . . anti-McCarthy Sophomores Debate Fund Raising Idea Unanimity of action which had marked previous Soph o m o r e Council meetings broke down under heated debate yesterday in the Senate Chamber. The question of whether to solicit donations from business concerns in the SC area to help finance the proposed outings for underprivileged boys set off the verbal fireworks. Bob Wallach, Sophomore Class president, stated that solicitations would not be a good idea, since the businesses are hit regularly throughout' the year and they might resent still another request to donate money. He added that the university administra tion could conceivably be alienated by such action. Favoring solicitation was Fred Fagg III, co-chairman of the outing program. Fagg pointed out that Robert D. Fisher, university financial vice-presi dent, had thought the idea a good one and had gone so far as to open a special Sophomore Council account for all donations received for the outing project. Wallach then asked Bob Hal-derman, council treasurer, to designate the amount of money needed to go ahead with the program as lirst planned. Cause of the controversy was a ruling by university officials that busses must be submitted for trucks for safety sake. Under the original Sophomore Council plan, all three trips would utilize trucks to take some 80 underprivileged boys and council members to the designated places for the outings. The budget for each trip was to be approximately $75. With the university ruling, Wallach suggested a new plan whereby the council would sponsor only two trips. A bus seating 30 boys and seven council members was to be chartered for each. Other council members would follow the bus in private cars. Official Notice During the past two weeks several cases of card playing have been reported to the Dean of Students Office. The students involved were uoaware of the regulation passea by the ASSC Senate and approved by the administration which prohib its card playing by students in the Student Union or Commons. These violations are most frequent in the Trojan Grill. All students are asked to cooperate with the university provision. * Albert Zech Counselor of Men -----Speed’s need is human blood.-- Fatal Apple Sales Start Troeds will peddle apples today for their annual Fatal Apple Day sale in three locations. Booths are set up in front of Annex, Founders Hall, and Student Union. The apples will be sold for 15 cents each from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barbara Hornibrook, Troed in charge of the event, announced that the money collected will go to the Speech and Hearing Clinic here on campus. The usual prize apples with green sticks will be missing this year, and the Fatal Apple tag only remains because of the tradition behind it. Baxter to Give Readings Again A second program featuring Dr. Frank C. Baxter’s celebrated annual Christmas readings will be given for the general public tomorrow night at 8 in Bovard Auditorium. The repeat performance is sponsored by Trovets for the Living War Memorial Scholarship Fund. Squires will collect donations for the fund at the lecture. In yesterday afternoon’s readings, sponsored by the Student Council on Religion, Dr. Baxter was well received by an audience of students and faculty members which nearly filled the main floor of Bovard Auditorium. Dr. Baxter, recent winner of the Sylvania award for the best local educational television program in the nation, read selections from his library of Christmas poetry and prose. His first selection was a passage from Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.” This was followed by a mixture of humorous and sentimental verses, from Walter de la Mare to Ogden Nash. Included were “Three Ghosts Came Riding By,” I)e la Mare; “The Oxen,” Thomas Hardy; “The Maidservant and the Inn,” Dorothy Parker; and “I Remember Yule,” Epstein; “Spare the Yule Log,” and “Merry Christmas Nearly Everybody,” Ogden Nash. A manuscript, written by an unknown British soldier and found after a battle with the German Afrika Korps during World War II, was also read by Dr. Baxter. -----Die! But not at the wheel:-- Italian Temperament Will Be Discussed Temperaments and customs of the Italian people will be discussed by James McAree, instructor in General Studies, at the meeting of Italiani di Troia today at 4 p.m. in the International Student’s Lounge. by Mark Thoreson As tempers flared, sometimes to the boiling point, on the pros and cons of Sen. Joseph McCarthy yesterday, perhaps the most impressive and memorable statement of the debate was made by a calm middle-aged man in the audience who was proud mostly of being an'American. The Rus- American citizen of 12 Annual Music School Festival Slated Tonight The School of Music will present its annual Christmas Festival tonight at 8:80 in Bovard Auditorium, and repeat the performance at noon tomorrow. Featured in the program will be a concert by Johann Pachelbel for chorus, soloists, orchestra, and organ. Soloists for the concert will be Marilynn Horne, soprano, Virginia Lee Morriss, contralto; Paul Mayo, tenor; David Hodgson, baritone; and John Sherman, bass. All the soloists are junior or senior music majors. The concert will also feature Ben Herbert on the organ, and will be conducted by Charles C. Hirt. The program includes “Concerto Grosso per il Sanctissimo Natale,” Manfredini; “Be Not Afraid,” solo cantata for soprano and strings by Bernhard; and “Concerto in D Major” for harpsichord and orchestra by Haydn. The repeat performance tomorrow will include parts of Man-fredini’s “Concerto Grosso,” Haydn’s “Harpsichord Concerto,” and the entire Pachelbel “Magnificat.” Marilyn Taylor, who was supposed to have appeared as a soprano soloist in Pachelbel’s “Magnificat,” is suffering from inflammation of both vocal chords and will not be able to appear. Substituting for her will be soprano Marilyn Horne, who will appear also as soloist in the solo cantata, “Be Not Afraid,” by Christopher Bernhard. The public will be admitted without charge. ------Your car is your coffin.---- sian-Dorn years rose from his seat after the panel discussion was over and said: “America is coming closer and closer to the deadly danger of Communism, and where are wt going to be with our Fifth Amendments if they take over? Is it wrong to answer whether you are a Communist or not? I am proud to answer before anyone that I am not a Communist, and that I am a loyal American.” First Troy-Meeting This statement was one of the quieter ones voiced at the ASSC Forum’s first ‘Troy-Meeting," held in 129 FH, under the gavel of co-chairman Seyom Brown. Panelists for the topic, “Joseph McCarthy—Menace or Servant to the American People,” were ¿red Doumani and Jim White, pro-.,ic-Carthy; and Jim Smith and Boo Wallach,'anti-McCarthy. “In the past four years,” Doumani said, “the enemies of Senator McCarthy have failed to prove him wrong once.” He cited the fact that former President Harry S. Truman, while in office, refused to listen to the Senator’s evidence on William Remington, and freed him. Smith, the second speaker, countered Doumani s speech by admitting that there has been penetration into the government Dy Communists, but saying that McCarthy has yet to prove that they are Communist spies. Don’t Holler Communist “It would be easier for us to call a man wrong though, and tell him what he snould have done about it, instead of calling him a Communist,” he said. He admitted that the Senator has removed many Communist books from circulation, Dut said that many of them were not actually Communistic. Yvnite, a political science major speaking ior McCarthy, lirst de-tined tne term “Mccarthyism.” “It is the calling of a person who is a Communist just that—a Communist,” he said. Wallach, a music major and an Li . I J anti-McCarthyist, began by saying Liraduafes to Mold that the name> -Joseph Red’ Mc- Christmas Party The Graduate School will give its annual Christmas party for all graduate students and faculty members tomorrow after noon from 2 to 5 in the Graduate School Lounge, Town and Gown basement. Carthy,” was apropo for the occasion. He also labeled corrupt the first Senate Investigating Committee, which was organized in 1938. “We’re losing our values,” he said. “McCarthy ignores the European economic situation in regard to Communist trade.” FATAL APPLE—Getting a head start on today's Troed Fatal Apple day are Lou Ann Ehrich', poster chairman, and Rodger Darbonne, junior class president, shown ¡ust after initial pur- DT Photo t>y Pat Brink chase. Proceeds from the 800 candied apples go to the campus speech and hearing clinic. Troeds will sell apples at many booths about campus today.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 45, No. 60, December 16, 1953|
|Description||Daily Trojan, Vol. 45, No. 60, December 16, 1953.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
YOU'LL TIDE OVER YULETIDE IF YOU DRIVE SAFELY
FOOL PROOF—Sergeant Bill Hermann of Los Angeles Police Force is shown administering
—DT photo by L