DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 48, No. 90, March 11, 1957
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i'foroia DAI LY TROJAN VOL XLVIII «4&»72 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1957 NO. 90 Senate Investigators Probe Wage Increase Possibilities FUTURISTIC HOPES-SC architecture students plan for the future with model homes with domes. On display at Harris Hall this week several models of these spacious living dwellings. Originally designed by Architect >to i»y i\,arl 'lliielen Jr. Buckminister Fuller, the plans are said to be fifteen years ahead in the design world. Dome-Enclosed Model Homes Exhibited by Future Architects By GAYLE MOSS Modernistic living spaces within huge plastic and aluminum domes are now on display in Harris Hall as a result of a class project of SC’s third year architecture students. The exhibits are suggested designs for the development of an interior within a geodesic ~ New Plan Sought to Aid Student Workers at SC The possibility of raising student wages for campus employment is being investigated by a committee of five senators as the result of a resolution passed at the last Wednesday’s Senate meeting. “With the help of the administration we hope to formulate a feasible plan that can Alpha Kappa Psi Man Denies TNE Minority Fraternity Tag dome. The dome was designed by Buckminister Fuller, a prominent engineer. Eleven exhibits feature sucn unusual ideas as eliminating separation into the seiie^ rooms of a home in the conventional sense, bringing the and scape and pools into the spaces, and constructing the rooms at different levels. “Living space becomes in essence an elegant pavilion in a garden as opposed to the morc normal concepts of shell er.” remarked Calvin C. Straub, associate professor in the School of Architecture, who conductea the project witn Conraa Eufi III, instructor in architectme. Third Year Men Dean Arthur B. Gallion asked the third year students to cx plore this area as a class *>r#3-ect relative to the Home Show exhibition. He was contacted by Carl F. Kraatz. executive managet of Construction Industries Exposition and Home Show exhio lion held annually at the Pan Pacific. and said the dome would be built at the Home Sho>'» Speaking for the faculty. Caff said, "We are sure that the students’ projects will find «ue-spread interest and look forward to the inclusion of a compose of their efforts in the ±957 Home Show.” Officials of the Home :show will view the exhibit Thuisday. It is open to the public *iom 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Look The geodesic dome is a tur-ther development of a 15-year-oid advanced idea of Fuller's, that of a dynaxion house, cii-cular in form and incorporating many ideas that had not yet been generally accepted. Tne acceptance ot these ideas i.' now greatly increasing. In fact, the geodesic dome design is being used by tne Army and Navy on shelters, jn the Arctic and other p.;«<cs. This is because it is ligii’ in weight and can be moved by air. They may be transported intact or disassembled ?nd reassembled at the intended site. The dome stiucture consists nf a series of triangles fo.; ncd nf aluminum covered with a thin, translucent, plastic film. A restaurant in Massachusetts uses a geodesic dome and ihe Brooklyn Dodgers proposed using one to enclose their new ballpark, which they intended to build in the east. The | could be used to covei entire ballfields. Dome City Along this line. Fuller proposed that The dome be used to cover an entire city. “This visually unorthodox structure may not find general acceptance by the public ai this time, however.” Buff said. “Although the idea may not have extensive application in the immediate future, the development of these experiments will have influence upon Uie. fu-i ture of housing and architec-i ture in general.” he added. This dome reveals a new (Continued on Page 4) Noon Lunch To Feature Ad Leaders Talks Creative and business aspects of advertising will be discussed [ by two adve’rtising executives today at a noon luncheon in the Student Union sponsored by Alpha Kappa Psi, professional commerce fraternity. Guest speakers for the lunch- U.S. Education Thrives With Ford Dollars Foundation Gives Funds for Schools The Ford Foundation reports that approximately two dollars of every three spent by them in the last fiscal year has directly benefited education in the United States. SC is one of the beneficiaries. The Foundation disclosed that $210,000,000 was designated for help to improve college faculty salaries. SC last year received a grant totaling $1,710,900. of which $870,000 has already been received and the second installment should be received by the end of June, 1957. First Salary Raise “Money received from the income of this endowment will be spent for faculty salaries for the first time this fall,” says Robert D. Fisher, financial vice president at SC. The Foundation set up the grants to help solve the salary problem of teachers. The Foundation hopes that its action will stimulate broadscale support of higher education by alumni, friends and other institutions. To help strengthen medical education, the Foundation made two major appropriations last eon are James Felton and Gean ennnnnnnr* r ^ * ~ , ,, , .. , r__e year: $90,000,000 for endowment Duckvvall. both of roote, Cone & ’ . ’ . „ . .. . . .. , i grants to improve instruction in Belding. an international adver- _________^ tising firm. Formerly editor of Time magazine and city editor of the Los Angeles Daily News. Felton will talk on ••Creativeness in Advertising.” He will discuss his present job as an account executive, which deals with everything from art work to programming. The second speaker will be 45 privately-supported medical schools, and $10,000,000 for medical education generally. $500,000 Grant SC School of Medicine, one of the 45 private schools, received $500,000 from the Foundation. “The Medical School does more than turn out more than 60 or 70 doctors a year,” Dr. Peter be put into effect in the very near future. Not only would it he beneficial to the university as a whole, but also to the many students who are in great financial difficulty,” said Committee Chairman Lillian Kim, independent women’s representative. Committee Members The committee, consisting of Miss Kim, Dick McAdoo. senior class prexy: Johnny Johnston, senator-at-large: Mort Schoenherr. LAS president; and Rafiq Ahmed, foreign students representative, met last week and prepared an investigation plan in order to consult various reliable sources for answers to these questions: (1) How many students are emnloyed by the university? (2) What amounts per hour are given, and how many students receive each amount? More Answers Sought (2) How much of the university budget is used for student pay? (4) How are departmental budgets determined in relation to student pay? (5) Why is there an inequality in pay rates for similar jobs, such as clerical rates in different departments? (6) What are the possibilities of standardizing the pay rate for similar jobs? (7) What are the possibilities of establishing a seniority system which would promote initiative, lessen labor turnover and encourage better work performance? Standardization “The committee feels that standardization and the seniority system will eliminate inequality and also effect a general wage increase without undue strain on the budget of the university,” Miss Kim stated. The standardization of pay rates would allow for minimum and a maximum rates to be set up with seniority as the basis. Realizing the administrative financial difficulties and the im-nrohabilitv of a direct wage in- crease. the committee hopes that their plan will accomplish improvement on both sides of the fence. University Benefits The benefit to the university would consist of better work performance, better service and less labor turnover, which would eliminate excessive hiring and training, according to Miss Kim. The committee meets today to discuss its findings and to prepare a report to be presented by Miss Kim in the Senate Wednesday. The members consulted the financial vice president of the university, the budget director, the employment bureau and the business office for answers to their questions. Resolution Purpose Miss Kim wrote the resolution to set up the committee and presented it because she left legislation was needed to eliminate inequality and inadequacy of student wages. She had noticed and experienced this situation herself. Gene Brooks, vice-president of Kappa Alpha Psi social fraternity, told the Daily Irojan that the article appearing in Friday’s paper under the headline “Minority Fraternity Le-! veals TNE Offer” was, in part, ! false. “The student who testified before the ASSC Senate Com-! mittee on TNE activities, Bob Jones, is not a member of our house as stated in the Daily Trojan,” Brooks said. “Ke was a member of the pledge class last spring semester, but depledged shortly after the elections.” Jones had testified Thursday afternoon before the committee and said “I was approacned l y TNE last year and they vvaided me to influence the Negro votes.” “We would like to get it straightened out.” Brooks :on-tinued. “Jones is ro longer in our house; our house has no affiliations with TNE or TRG and the ‘Minority Fraternity' in the headline isn't a fair title. Our membership 's not limited to Negro students. We ..avo no race or religion barrier,” i.e concluded. Daily Trojan Editor Peter N. Synodis expressed regret that the mistake of identiiication had been made and expressed apologies to the fraternity. Hammatt Names 15 To Senate Committee Gene Duckvvall. SC alumnus and Lee. assistant medical dean, told vice-president in charge of media the DT. and research. His topic is to be j He explained that the $500,000 "Delivering the Advertisement.” must be invested and then the Duckvvall will explain campaign planning and the selection and use of advertising media. A question and answer period will follow the informal talks, and all students are invited to attend. Admission for the luncheon will be $1.25. returns are used for the purpose of a general education program. “We also have a graduate student program, practicing doctors coming back for refresher courses—about 800 of them—and the supervision of training for interns. nurses, students, etc,” Dr. Lee said. Chancellor Honors Kirk Douglas With Carver Memorial Fellowship Songfest Entry Deadline Told Entry blanks for Songfest, SC's all-student musical show, are due on or before Monday, March 18, according to Gordon Jenkins, chairman. “Groups planning to participate are urged to turn their applications in right away,” Jenkins said, “because in ^ase of duplication, the earliest entry will be honored.” Blanks should be turned in to Harry Nelson in the student activities office, 228 SU. The show will be held in Hollywood Bowl on Friday night, May 17. Friday Chancellor Rufus B von KIeinSmid presented tne George Washington uarvvi Memorial Institute Smreme Avvtid ol Merit and Honorary Fd'ow-ship to screen actoi Kirk Douglas. The chancellor, one ot the outstanding authorities on *\>,:id atfairs and racial co/MUL* o.is thioughout the world, presented the award to Douglas for “one-standing contribution to the arts humanities and tht betterment of race relations.’ In praise to Douglas. aJ;. vcn KIeinSmid said. "You (Douglas) are known lmoug..out fht -ar.J as a man of liberal idea;.* and s believer in racial and r- ufeU’is freedom, and you have given freely of your t.me and talents for many years for the beit-s-ment of race relations aud hu man welfare. It is a pleasuie indeed.” Douglas said that he accepted the honor in a most humoL and grateful spirit and believ ■ d a crusade tor racial unders.aiahno could do much to eliminate the discriminations that exist. Present at the ceremony, Dr. Rufus B. von KIeinSmid . . . chancellor honors actor which took place in von K’ein Smid’s office, was Mrs. Mallie Robinson, mother of case Lull player Jackie Robinson, anu ’he national chairman of the Carver Institute. Mrs. Robinson said, “I am very happy to be here today >n honoring Mr. Kirk Doughs. who j has done so much to aiu my j people in their struggle for civil rights and first class citizen- j ship.” The George Washington Carver Memorial Institute spcnscis scholarships to outstanding students for academic achievement m colleges fiom coast to c.Mat. It holds nationwide inter-raeiui meetings and forums for citizenship education and to promote better undei standing between the races. The institute, is planned to maintain traveling libraries and historical lectures on Nej,ro hia torv throughout the country. The institute is currentlj, planning an educational safari and motion picture caravan to Asia, Africa, the Near East and pans ot Europe to show the benelhs and advantages tnat have accrued to the Amei ican Negro under our constitutional system ot government. The 19.">6 Carvei Gold A yard was presented last January j to President Eisenhower at tne White House. Faculty Gets Final Report On Library The ASSC Senate report dealing with library ills and suggested cures is now out of the hands of student government, according to ASSC President Carl Terzian. “University Vice President Earl Bolton must take final action on our recommendations and they are in his office now,” Terzian said Friday. “We have also sent copies of the report to 20 faculty members. accompanied by requests for their ideas and suggestions for a solution to the problem,” Terzian said. The report came as a result of criticism of operation of the library by the Senate and the DT last semester. It consisted of ten suggestions for improvement of library service, secured through polling students in the library. The report was submitted to the ASSC Senate by Walt Williams. senator at large, and was , approved unanimously. Four Concerts Scheduled (or Spring Series SC students will have a chance to see Marian Anderson, the great American Negro contralto. the Obernkirchen Children's Choir, Pianist Myra Hess and the Don Cossack Chorus a id Dancers perform in the Philharmonic Auditorium as events of the Community Civic Music Association this spring. Miss Anderson, performing this Saturday evening, was front page news a year a*,o a^ the first of her race ever to sing with the Metropolitan Opera. Last fall the attention of the music world was focused on tl.e publication of her autobiography, “My Lord, What a Morning!” and its appearance in installments in The Woman’s Home Companion. Mayor Erast us Corning II, of Albany, New York, proclaimed January 30, 1957, as Marian Anderson Day in consideration of her musical achievements. Tours Europe Miss Anderson returned io the United States in November following a three montns’ tour of Europe which rncluded appearances in West Berlin for the United States State Department. Her program for the Loj An geles concert will feature s sections from the works of Haydn, Schubert, Massenet, Dvorak and other noted composers. The Obernkirchen Children's Choir and Pianist Myra IIeu>s will perform in the Philharmonic Auditorium Wednesday evening, March 20 and Monday evening, May 25, respectively. 30 Gals 7 Guys The Choir, composed of thirty golden-haired girls, known as “Angels in Pigtails,” and seven boys now on transcontinental tour 'from Germany, will pic-sent only one concert in Los Angeles. Myra Hess, Britain's en inent artist, will present a program, oi the composers Bach, Be* tho-ven and Schumann. Maryanne Hammatt, chairman of the ASSC High School-Junior College Relations Committee announced the names of 16 nevv members Friday. ^11 took part in Saturday’s High School Leadership Day activities. Nevv to the committee are David Ackles, Stephanie Auams, Jeannine Amestoy, G r e i c h e n Behrendt, Jackie Brooks and Carol Duckwall. Also included in Miss Ham-matt's list are Sally Dunbar. Joan Faessel, Carmy James, Betty Klemm, Coilece IvicGal-liard, Sal Osio, Kathy Reynolds, Enid Simons and Darvl Timmons. “The new members were selected from an original list of 35 applicants,” Mio? Hammatt said, “but although ah were well qualified, committee vacancies did not allow for n ore than the number accepted.” Current plans for the very active committee include iucas for high school senior g’ris ar.u invitations to hign schoo. leaders to visit the ASSC Senate meetings. Official Notice All seniors who have had their senior pictures taken for the El Rodeo and have their proofs should return the proofs by Wednesday, March 13. If proofs are not returned, selection of the picture will be made by the photo office because of deadline* In getting the book out by graduation time. All those who were photographed at the end of February and the first week of March should come to the photo office to make a selection of their picture by Maich 12. Carlisle Tells 0( Moral Issue In Susannah By MARILEE MILROY The omnipresent cr^flLl between Puritanism as opposed to Christian teachings is the main moral issue upon which the i-p-era “Susannah” is based, according to the composei, Floyd Carlisle, in his notes to tho score. A musical drama whose setting is a valley in tne mountains of Tennessee, “Susannah ’ wiil be presented by tne School of Music in Bovard Auditorium on April 5, 7 and 10. The story is based on the biblical book of the same name and has been transferred ic fhe Tennessee locale because the composer “desired to find a credible setting for the sort cf primitive religion that I iniero-ed to deal with.” That region would al.-o allow an “ample expansion for toik-lore and dialect . . . wmch at their best deal directly and tellingly with man's basic and primitive fear and bewilderment at his interior !ife and self,” sa>s Floyd in his notes. Floyd has attempted in his story to bring out certain moral issues, such as ihe conflict between Puritanism and Christian ism. which are not implicit in the biblical story. The main character in the opera is Susannah, ‘a spirited, ingenious young girl, who in the course of the drama n ake-s an almost complete metanioi-phosis into a hard, brittle, derisive woman,” according to the composer. Daniel, the prophet, who appears in the Bible vers'on, has been converted into a traveling evangelist who projects his feelings of guilt to innocent Susannah and tries to save her soul in a futile and belated nlarJie-. The actual story is concerned with the discovery by the leaders of the community, tiie eiders, of Susannah who battes in a creek which they intended (Continued on Page 4) , MARYANNE HAMMATT . . . names new workers London Prof To Return Return of Dr. Joseph A. Lau-wery’s, professor of comparative education at the University of London, England, to give a course in the university’s summer session was announced today by Dean John D. Cooke. The noted educator will hold j classes in both the regular term i of June .24 to August 2 and dur-| ing the postsession, August 5 to 31. His courses will be in edu- ] ( cational sociology and comparative education. The summer visit will make | the third for Dr. Lauwery’s who is editor of the “International I Year Book of Education,” pub-| lished by the University of Lon-| don. He is also author of numerous text books in fields of education and science. —---:_ MAGAZINE FLAYED BURNING SC Scientist Doubts Effect Of Smog Law By BILL HINCKLEY Dr. Hans L. Falk, SC smog researcher, believes the ordinance going into eff^jjt in Los Angeles on April 1st outlawing incinerators will do little to reduce the smog problem. “The ban on incinerators.” according to Dr. Falk, “will help a little because any reduction of pollutants released into the air is a step in the right direction. But those who expect the skips to be completely smogless on April second are in for a disappointment.” Dr. Falk continued. “The reason for this is that while incinerators do throw out a large volume of smoke each day, it is not possessed of the properties which make for eye irritation such as are found in automobile exhaust.” Incinerators Ban Good The smog scientist explained that he actually believes that Los Angeles would be better rid of its many incinerators, most of which he says are “medieval inventions which other modern cities banned years ago.” Dr. Falk said that the fault with the average incinerator is that it is of “single chamber construction,” which means that refuse is burned in them with the smoke being discharged directly into the atmosphere. In double chamber incinerators the smoke is conducted into a second combusting process which renders it completely harmless. Law requires that large industrial incinerators be equipped in this manner. D»*. Falk conducts his smog experimentation at the SC medical research building located at fhe Los Angeles County General Hospital. Last year Dr. Falk made the statement, “The real basis for smog study is not eye irritation or discomfort, but because we believe it might very well increase the cases of lung cancer.” In explaining the laboratory _(Continued on Page 4) Official Notice Women students of the University of Southern California are reminded that dresses, skirts, and blouses are appropriate campus attire. It is a violation of university rides and tradition for women students to wear shorts, slacks, or pedal pushers in classes or anywhere on campus at any time. C. \. NEYMAN Acting I>ean of Students Greene Blasts Tour Practices The National Vice Chairman of Public Relations for the AAU, Jim Greene, is tearing into the practices being used by Sports Illustrated magazine in conducting the tour across the country of the Hungarian Water Polo team. Greene has been on the entire trip with the team in an advisory capacity for the AAU. Greene told the Daily Trojan over the weekend: “When Dick Neale (assistant to the publisher of Sports Illustrated) found out that the team was uprising and I was sticking up for them, he flew here from New York and asked that I leave the tour. “I then called Dan Ferris, secretary of the AAU, and he told me to stick with these boys and protect their interests,” Greene continued. “All weekend, Neale’s been trying to soothe the tour feelings here toward Sports Illustrated by saying that this was the first bit of trouble that has occurred on the trip and that it’s just a spurr of the moment deal. “Believe me, it's not. Neale’s just afraid to call a spade a ! spade.” he said. "It’s something ; that has been brewing the en-1 tire trip.” Apparently the pot boiled over Wednesday night when the Hungarians refused their accommo-i dations at the SC Delta Tau I Delta house and instead spent the night in their big double J decker Greyhound bus. “This was merely a method to j show their discontent with Jim Belsey. appointed by Sports II-I lustrated as tour director,” ; Greene continued. “It had noth-I ing to do with the fraternity ! house. Everyone at USC has j been wonderful to the boys and they really truly appreciate it.” “We had dinner at the Phi Kappa P=i fiaternitv Thursday evening, and afterwards had a wonderful time on your ‘row’ riding a motor scooter and talk-| ing with sorority girls, the veep ! humorously injected. “Many of , them are interested in coming j to your school.”
|Title||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 48, No. 90, March 11, 1957|
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1957
Senate Investigators Probe Wage Increase Possibilities
FUTURISTIC HOPES-SC architecture students plan for the
future with model homes with domes. On display at
Harris Hall this week several models of these spacious living dwellings. Originally designed by Architect
>to i»y i\,arl 'lliielen Jr.
Buckminister Fuller, the plans are said to be fifteen years ahead in the design world.
Dome-Enclosed Model Homes Exhibited by Future Architects
By GAYLE MOSS
Modernistic living spaces within huge plastic and aluminum domes are now on display in Harris Hall as a result of a class project of SC’s third year architecture
The exhibits are suggested designs for the development
of an interior within a geodesic ~
New Plan Sought to Aid
Student Workers at SC
The possibility of raising student wages for campus employment is being investigated by a committee of five senators as the result of a resolution passed at the last Wednesday’s Senate meeting.
“With the help of the administration we hope to formulate a feasible plan that can
Alpha Kappa Psi Man Denies TNE Minority Fraternity Tag
dome. The dome was designed by Buckminister Fuller, a prominent engineer.
Eleven exhibits feature sucn unusual ideas as eliminating separation into the seiie^ rooms of a home in the conventional sense, bringing the and scape and pools into the spaces, and constructing the rooms at different levels.
“Living space becomes in essence an elegant pavilion in a garden as opposed to the morc normal concepts of shell er.” remarked Calvin C. Straub, associate professor in the School of Architecture, who conductea the project witn Conraa Eufi III, instructor in architectme.
Third Year Men Dean Arthur B. Gallion asked the third year students to cx plore this area as a class *>r#3-ect relative to the Home Show exhibition.
He was contacted by Carl F. Kraatz. executive managet of Construction Industries Exposition and Home Show exhio lion held annually at the Pan Pacific. and said the dome would be built at the Home Sho>'» Speaking for the faculty. Caff said, "We are sure that the students’ projects will find «ue-spread interest and look forward to the inclusion of a compose of their efforts in the ±957 Home Show.”
Officials of the Home :show will view the exhibit Thuisday. It is open to the public *iom 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Look The geodesic dome is a tur-ther development of a 15-year-oid advanced idea of Fuller's, that of a dynaxion house, cii-cular in form and incorporating many ideas that had not yet been generally accepted. Tne acceptance ot these ideas i.' now greatly increasing.
In fact, the geodesic dome design is being used by tne Army and Navy on shelters, jn the Arctic and other p.;«