Summer News, Vol. 6, No. 3, July 03, 1951
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southern California Summer News No. 2 “7" 72 Tuesday, July 3, 1951 ulbright ring Study Awards Travel Wallbank Makes Trip to Egypt A Piii bright award for a year’s combined lectureship and research at Pouad University, Cairo, Egypt, was received by Dr. T. Walter Wallbank, professor of history at SC. Dr. Wallbank, who has taught at SC since 1937, started the Man and Civilization course on the Trojan campus which has been widely copied by colleges and universities throughout the nation. He recently published ‘Man’s Story,” a textbook for high schools whioh presents world history in its geographic setting. An authority on India, Dr. Wallbank will lecture on that nation’s history while in Cairo and also give courses in modern European history. His research will be on the rise of Arab nationalism in the Middle East, and the efforts of people there to raise their standard of living. Dr. Wallbank was in Egypt 14 years ago on a Rockefeller Fellowship which took him to East Africa for a study of colonial administration. Dr. Wallbank will be accompanied to Egypt by his wife, their daughter, Joan, 20, a junior at SC who will study science at the American University in Cairo in preparation for a dental hygiene course here, and their son, Tom, 10. \ H<e is a graduate ot the Univer-«A*-y ot California and SC. He taught, at Woodland high sclvool •ind Santa Monica junior college before joining the SC faculty. DR. T. WALTER WALLBANK . . . io travel Alumnus Earns Silver Star All-U Mixer Hop On Tap Tonight A pre-fourth of July all-U dance mixer will be held 9 tonight, Student Union lounge featuring the music of Dave Evans and his orchestra. Couples or stag are invited. Pnce of admission is 50 cents and refreshments will be m^de available. See recreation office, 104 Physical Education building, for details. Official Notice In observance ot the Independence Holiday, classes will not convene on Wednesday, July 4. All University offices will be dotted. Educational Vice-President A.S. RAUBENHEIMER Award of the Silver Star to 1st Lt. Peter F. Burum, 6343 Cedar St. Huntington Park, for gallantry in action in Korea in saving two wounded men under heavy fire, was reported today in a letter received by his wife, Barbara, at the University of Southern California. Burum, son of Frank Burum,* 2466 Moreno Drive, I<os Angeles, was graduated from the SC School of Commerce last year. A veteran of three years service in World War 17, half of which was in the Philippines, Lt. Burum was recalled to active duty Dec. 16, 1950. He sailed for Japan 38 days later and was in Korea in another day or two, serving in the front lines almost continually until recently. The action for which he was cited occurred on May 29 the day before his 26th birthday. “The 38th infantry was attacking along the road to In go with the mission of securing that town,” Lt. Burum’s citation read, “The column was halted by Intense mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire being delivered along the roadway by the enemy. "Lieutenant Burum observed that two men had been hit by this fire. Immediately securing a first aid kit, he dashed through the hail of fire and proceeded to the side of the two wounded men. After administering first aid, he picket) up one of the men ln his arms and, despite the incessant fire- landing on the road, carried (Continued on Fage 4) Scholarship Plan In 19 Countries If you would like to study abroad —the Fulbright scholarships might be the answer to your hopes and needs. Study programs are under way in 19 countries: Australia, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Norway and many others. The Competitive period for foreign awards is May 1, 1951 to October 15, 1951. An award would allow a student to study in the acadcmic year, 1952-1953. Students who wish to apply for Fulbright scholarships may secure application forms from the Fulbright program advisor, Dr. Stanley Townsend of the Graduate School, 207 Administration. The awards are made by the Department of State under the provisions of Public Law 584, the Fulbright Act. All students are selected by the Board of Foreign scholarships, the members of which are appointed by the president. Students are recommended by the Campus Fulbright committee and by the Institute of International Education. Funds used in the Fulbright program are foreign currencies gained through surplus property sales abroad. Six SC graduate students and alumni have been granted scholarships for foreign study during 1951-1952 according to announcements received from the department ot State: Donald O. Hitz-man, Australia; Mildred Lubroth. Austria; Robert Trotter, Belgium; Solomon E. Levy, India; Murray Lefkowitz and Marjorie Mon tel-lus, United Kingdom. > American Culture Ready for Export Faculty Takes to Travel Meteorite Hits Japanese Girl Costa Rica Ex-Chief Asks US Leadership American culture has become mature and is ready for export to a waiting world, Col, Jose Figueres, former president of Costa Rica, told a Founders Hall audience yesterday. More important than its wealth or technological know-how, though, the United States has a high general level of education which it can share with other countries, Figueres said. He suggested more exchange of students and professors between the United States and other nations. The United States must assume mpral leadership of the world, Figueres said. “More than being anti-Com-munist, America must be prodemocracy,” the former Costa Rican leader explained. “The very life of the United States has been saved two and possible three times in the past 50 years by the spread of education in this country. Only the high level of education of all the people enabled America to improvise armies virtually over night. I believe we are already winning thc third world war the same way.” When if became necessary in Costa Rica to fight for the constitution, Figueres said, it was an army organized from among that country’s small educated group which was victorious. What's Doin' RAGATZ TO LECTURE Dr. Lowell Ragatz, chairman of the department of history at Ohio State University, will give a lecture on the subject of ‘Tthe End of Empire; the Close of the Colonial Era in the Western World,” at 3:15 p.m. today, 133 Founders Hall. GARLAND TALK “Hamlin Garland; A Representative American” will be the subject of a lecture by Bruce B. McElderry, professor of English, at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, 133 Founders Hall. WESTMINSTER MEETS The Westminster Student Fellowship of SC meets every Friday eve-First known instance of a per- ning at 6, Westminster House, 1923 son apparently being hit by a me- West 35th place teorite from outer space was reported to the Meteoritical Society at the University of Southern California today. The report came from Japan to Dr. John A. Russell, head of the SC astronomy department and secretary of the society, in a letter from Dr. Lincoln La Paz, director of the Institute of Meteorites at the University of New Mexico. The tiny stone, weighing only .0067 of an ounce and measuring three-tenths of an inch by two-tenths by one-eight, struck a five-year-old girl and injured her head. The meteorite was reported to have been hot at first. (Continued on Page 4) Activities include a brief service of worship, an informal program, and dancing. Rev. James Glyer, Director of the Southern California Westminster foundation, will discuss “Recent Trepds in Religion in Higiher Education” at the meeting this Friday. After July 6, Westminster House will be open week days and evenings,. Rev. John Walker will be available mornings for counseling. PHI DELTA KAPPA LUNCH Phi Delta Kappa will hold the second of its weekly luncheon meetings at 12, Thursday, Commons. Dr. A. B. Hollingshead, Yale, will talk on the “Elmtown Project.” (Continued on Page 4) As the result of research activities in their specific fields, numerous faculty of SC have been invited to take part in summer conferences and meetings of professional societies extending from Tahaiti and Puerto Rico to London and Denmark. Dr. John F. Kessel, head of the department of medical microbiology, flies to Tahaiti this month to attend the International Conference on Filariasis. He is direcor of the SC project in I'ahiti established to combat elephantiasis. Scheduled to take part in the International Polio Congress to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, is Dr. Charles L. Lowman, medical director of the SC department of physical therapy. He is accompanied by two graduate students in that field, Marian Newell and Anita Preston who will also give papers on research at SC. Dr. Lionel Stevenson represents the university at the London conference of the English-Speaking Union as well as the annual congress of the P.E.N. club in Switzerland. He will do special biographical research in England while on a six months leave. At the invitation of the University of Puerto Rico, Dean Emery E. Olson of the School of Public Administration, flew to the island to give a series of lectures on education. Dr. Louis P. Thorpe, professor of education, is in Hawaii to conduct classes and tours for 76 members of the National Education association at the University of Hawaii. Dr. John D. Gerletti, School of Public Administration, is assisting in the preparation of a series of Civilian Defense training manuals in Washington, D. C. Now at the capitol city is Dean Burrell O. Raulston, School of Medicine, to confer with the US Department of Public Health on its grants for cardiovascular research. Dean Robert E. Vivian is attending the American Society of Engineering Education at Michigan State college. Dr. Theodore H. E. Chen is taking part in an Asiatic studies conference in Alabama, and Dean Raymond Kendall is taking in the meetings of the National Association of Schools ofi Music in St. Louis. College to Close CORNING, N, Y.—Genesee Junior college at Lima will be closed at the end of the current school year, the Genesee conference of the Methodist Church decided at the recent annual session. Delegates to the meeting voted the dosing because of a drastic drop in the enrollment. Form 110 ‘Tells All’ About Draft If you have any hopes of being eferred from the draft, wake up en that post card marked No-of Classification, Form No. 110 Ives. This little notification, not the Inous “greeting” is your most im-rtant mail arrival if you think deserve a deferment. If this _rd comes through, telling you that you’re 1-A, tihat’a the time to Don’t wait too long, you’re apt be just too late. Ii is possible to ask to appear re the board or to appeal di-y to your stat« appeal board, Avork fast. You have only 10 days after your classification card is mailed in either case. In case you want to argue your appeal in person before the board, simply write a letter within the 10-day period stating lhat you wish to appear and the board will set a date when you can talk it over with the members. • The board will then mail you another notice of classification and if it still says you’re 1-A, again act quickly and write Ute board stating that you wish to appeal. They will ship your letter and file to the state appeal board. If the state appeal board decides by unanimous vote that vou’re 1-A, all you can do is request the State or National Selective Service director to appeal the case further. But il even one member of the state appeal board votes in your favor and you re so fed up with appeals by this time that you want the Army to come and get you, the next step is to appeal to the presidential appeal board in Washington. You do this by writing your own board again, of course within 10 days, stating that you want to appeal to the presidential board. This board is your last hope—if if they say you’re 1-A, that's all brotiher. The law requires that you notify your board of any change of status, however slight, that might possibly change your classification. For those likely to be reclassified soon like 3-A’n with only one dependent and 4-A’s who flunked the mental exam this is particularly important. If, since you’ve been classified, you have acquired more dependence, send your board proof, suoh as a copy of your marriage certificate or your child's certificate. If you think your job is essential, whether it is in factory farm ,or office work, ask your boss to write the board telling the nature of your work. If you can be easily replaced, you don't rate an occupational deferment. It’s too late to apply for tiie college student exam, but if you want to continue a college course, you should see Mr. Evans in Uie registrar’s office in Owens Hall to have a letter sent to your board before August 20 telling your class standing.
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Tuesday, July 3, 1951
ulbright ring Study
Wallbank Makes Trip to Egypt
A Piii bright award for a year’s combined lectureship and research at Pouad University, Cairo, Egypt, was received by Dr. T. Walter Wallbank, professor of history at SC.
Dr. Wallbank, who has taught at SC since 1937, started the Man and Civilization course on the Trojan campus which has been widely copied by colleges and universities throughout the nation. He recently published ‘Man’s Story,” a textbook for high schools whioh presents world history in its geographic setting.
An authority on India, Dr. Wallbank will lecture on that nation’s history while in Cairo and also give courses in modern European history. His research will be on the rise of Arab nationalism in the Middle East, and the efforts of people there to raise their standard of living.
Dr. Wallbank was in Egypt 14 years ago on a Rockefeller Fellowship which took him to East Africa for a study of colonial administration.
Dr. Wallbank will be accompanied to Egypt by his wife, their daughter, Joan, 20, a junior at SC who will study science at the American University in Cairo in preparation for a dental hygiene course here, and their son, Tom, 10. \