SUMMER TROJAN, Vol. 8, No. 4, July 08, 1958
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CZ^<sl ¡'ForrMcà SUMMER TROJAN VOL. VIII LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1958 NO. 4 Noted Author Talks Today State of U.S. Theater Rapped by Hughes By CARMEN GONZALEZ Summer Trojan Managing Editor The state of the theater in the United States is in extremely bad shape Professor Glen Hughes, drama educator and writer, declared in a Founders Hall lecture last week. “The American people don’t give a hang for the legit--------------------imate theater,” continued U.S. Needs To Increase Aid' Educator Says “Alt hou.£ reasons \vj ize our t. a likely that eign aid a: the interne b there are good iy we should liberal-de policies, it is more v.e will increase for-> a means of meeting tional economic prob- lems which 1 z Irving B. Ki Hall audienc« Kotei, last w Dr. Krsvis, ternationi ‘ is Chairir of Econo: of Penns: in 5 Prof« of Busine SC Schoo Dr. Ki confrontir ce our nation," Dr. axis told a Town • in the Biltmore eek. vis. a specialist in in-economic problems, n of the Department ;ic*s at the University [vania and is a visit-L3or at the Institute ;s Economics of the oi Commerce, vis said the problem i U.S. foreign econ- policy facts omi basi States is poor woi States is of other iy But as munity o larly as posing pc enormous igim-ting fr is to be found in two (1) The United a rich country in a d: (2) The United relatively independent countries economical- a member of the eom-nations and particu-me of two major op-Lvers, it is subject to political pressures or- >m the economic interests of both friendly and uncommitted nations. “The great economic pre-eminence oi the U.S. and its relative economic independnce create difficult problems for its relations with tw o different groups of countries. For the more developed countries of the world, the problems are related to the persistent tendency of the United States over the past three-quarters of a century to export more than ii imports,” said Dr. Kravis. While the American export surplus appears to be explicable in terms of a series of different historical circumstances such as aid in wartime and the flight of hot money to the United States in the depression, there are probably more basic reasons. One is the technicalogical leadership of the United States, which has given this country a succession of temporary monopolies in a long parade of new products and new product var- t iances. The other is what might ; l>e called the protectionist bias ; in American politics. We have not responded imaginatively either to the European demand for trade or to the demand of the underdeveloped countries for aid. One possible solution is to take a recent or (Continued on Page 3) Hughes. “They think it’s old-I fashioned, and would much rather sit home and watch tele-. | vision/' He went on to relate how the Europeans and the Russians take the theater “10 times as seriously.” Hughes told how the people of war-torn Germany sacrificed many things in order that they could have a theater. U.S. Should Subsidize “We are the only civilized government in the world that doesn’t subsidize the theater, and yet we are the richest gov-! ernment in the world. “But,” continued Hughes, “the United States will eventually come around to using public funds for the theater. This country can be bullied into anything: just leave it to the politicians.” ! In an apparent contradiction j to his other words, Hughes said that in the United States there is a “great affection for the leg-1 itimate theater.” “Mechanical forms, such as j television can’t duplicate the spoken work,” he continued. “Those with a sense of artistic value will go to the trouble to j put on their shoes and travel several miles to see a good play.” j Three Has Decorations I Hughes pointed to decorations in his lapel, representing Fiance, Italy and West Germany. “When I tell people that this is a decoi't.tion awarded me by those countries,” he said, “most Americans immediately think of military decorations. However, these were awarded to me for artistic achievement. Perhaps the day will come when our owm country will award medals for artistic achievement.” Hughes also mentioned the state of the college theater. He felt it w'as very important that every university try to develop its own characteristic drama department. “College drama should find its niche in the dramatic scheme,” he said. “For example, SC and UCLA should pay attention to Hollywood. In this part of the country it is very important, for Hollywood will probably supply most of the demands. But in Seattle, where I teach, Hollywood neet not be such an important influence.” Hughes thought that if each college and university developed its own unique drama potential, a student wrould be able to attend the college that offered him w'hat he wanted.” Publishers Show Texts The annual text book display sponsored by the California Bookmen's Association is now on exhibit in the patio of Doheny Library. The display, held in conjunction with the Summer Session School of Education, features the latest educational text books from the major text book publishers in the country. There are approximately 30 publishing companies represented, according: to Ralph Rees, chairman of the southern section of the Association. The books are elementary and secondary level. “This is an excellent opportunity for teachers and prospective teachers to see new text books and talk to the various representatives,” said Rees. The display is open from 9 to -1 and runs until Friday. Fellowships Given Many Med Pupils Linguistics Topic Of Talk Thursday Summer Ives visiting professor of English from Tulane University will speak on “Linguistics: an Aid to the Study’ of Any Language” Thursdayy at 2:15 in 1.38 FH. The lecture is free and is open to the public. Twenty-four students in the University of Southern California School of Medicine received $16.000 in research and training fellowships today for summer laboratory work, supervised by doctors who are members of the faculty. The individual grants ranged from $500 to $1000 each. Delta Theta Tau, national philanthropic sorority, became the newest donor when its Gamma Beta chapter of Pasadena decided to support a research study by Robert G. Ball, 1412^ S. Fifth St., Alhambra, junior in the SC medical school. Measurues Thyroxine Ball will measure the rate of use of radioactive thyroxine by thyroid patients and the uptake of this isotype by the red blood cells. His research will be supervised by Dr. Donald W. Petit and Dr. Franz Bauer. Mrs. William Abelman, 4726 Indianola Way, La Canada, president of the sorority’s local chapter, and Mrs. Douglas A. Dean, 4128 Vantage Ave., Studio City, western councilor presented the check to Dr. Frederick J. Moore, 555 S. Grand Ave. Pasadena chairman of the SC medical school’s research committee, and Dr. Thomas H. Brem 1310 Milan Ave. South Pasadena of the department of medicine. Research Reservoir “Organizations providing financial support for student fellowships render a valuable service to medical science” Dr. Moore said. “Programs such as these interest outstanding students in research early in their careers. These young people 1 form a reservoir of research tal-! ent for the future. I Delta Theta Tau members here became interested in supporting medical research when one of their group contracted a disease about w'hich little was known. Heard Will Discuss Future's Psychology ‘Psychology in the World of Tomorrow’ will be discussed by Gerald Heard, noted philosopher, author and lecturer, at 2:15 p.m. today in 133 FH. This is the first of a series of three lectures by Heard who is interested in the individual and his relation to society. He is particularly concern- “ ed with the status of religion. This is the first of a series of three lectures by Heard w'ho is interested in the individual and his relation to society. He is particularly concerned with the status of religion. These interests are reflected in many of Heard’s books, some of which include: A Preface to Prayer: Man to Master; The Creed of Christ; The Code of Christ; The Eternal Gospel; Is God in History?; and Is Another World Watching? Influences Huxley Heard has been described as one of the most acutely aware religious men of this aee. He has Author-Lecturer exerted considerable influence in the fields of literature, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. This influence has been reflected in the works of both Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood. Born in London, England, 1889, Heard studied history at Cambridge and graduated writh honors. He w'orked w'ith the founder of the Agricultural Cooperative movement in Ireland, 1919-1923, and in England 1923-27. He was a commentator on scientific advancement over the British Broadcasting Company, 1930-34. Lecturer and Researcher He came to the United States in 1937 and lectured for the New School of Social Research in New' York City. In 1954 he received a two-year Bolingen Foundation Fellowship. He lectured for the Vedanta Society in Hollywood three years ago. Last summer he wras host-nar-rator on television Channel 2 program, “Focus on Sanity.” This program is currently being re-cast Wednesdays at 6:30 p. m. Heard’s second lecture, w'hich will be given Tuesday, July 15, is entitled “Religion in the World of Tomorrow'." His third lecture will concern “Morality | in the World of Tomorrow,' and will be given Tuesday, July 22. , “Down through the years (Continued on Page 4) Gifted Student Needed Soon This is the era of the race, in science, rocketry and international relations. But how effectively America will fare in this contest depends heavily on the future performance of the “giitcd” students of today. And unfortunately, according to SC educator Dr. Leslie J. Nason, "too many of our superior students are not performing anywhere near their potential level, thus limiting their ‘ceiling’ of adult attainments.” A healthy push upwards against this “ceiling on genius” is a searching study by Mason which he hopes will “make the identification of superior students as early in their careers as possible and assist them to greater accomplishment.” Discovers Pattern In a just-published monograph on “Academic Achievement of Gifted High School Students.’* Nason, who teaches a course on instructional programs for highly intelligent students during the SC summer session, reports the results of a study of 237 “gifted” Long Beach high school students and comes up with a “pattern of circumstances” related to high achievement of superior students. The pattern is made up of six items: satisfactory personal and social adjustment, the inclusion of college in plans for the future, a fairly specific vocational choice or plan, parental expectation that the student will go to college, parental agreement with the student on vocational plans, and inspiration or encouragement to succeed. Most pupils with a high achievement level fit into this total pattern of circumstances, Nason’s study reported. Studies Factors “On the other hand,” the study continues, “low achievement among the gifted seems to be related to lack of positive influences or circumstances, rather than the presence of some negative influence. Some of Nason’s recommendations that may dispel a great deal of the murk: 1) Special records should be maintained for superior pupils that include a record of their progress toward personal adjustment, social adjustment, future academic plans, and his concepts of parental attitudes toward his plans for the future. 2) Superior pupils should be counseled regarding future vocational plans as early as possible. 3) More attention should be placed by counselors on the self-concepts of gifted pupils and on the student's own ideas as to his environment and future. 4) Research should be made regarding the source of inspiration or encouragement tow ard success for the students ot superior ability.
|Title||SUMMER TROJAN, Vol. 8, No. 4, July 08, 1958|
|Description||SUMMER TROJAN, Vol. 8, No. 4, July 08, 1958.|
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