DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 50, No. 120, May 07, 1959
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Senate Approves 'Academia' Bill Southern California DAI LY TROJAN VOL. L LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1959 NO. 120 Euripedes Greek Tragedy Medea To Open Stand Tonight in Bovard Theme of Reasonless Passion Could Occur Today-Dr. Butler Bv SUSAN LECKY ‘ My passion has overcome my reason,” will be the cry of Camille Cannady as she re-creates the title role in the drama department's opening production of Euripedes’ ‘ Medea” this evening at 8:30 in Bovard Auditorium. The Greek tragedy will be presented tomorrow Saturday evening and on May 15 and 16. Tickets are on sale in the Bovard box office for SI find students with activity books will be admitted free of charge. Dr. James Butler, director of the play and head of the drama department, spent part of his 1956 sabbatical leave in Greece and observed material about the play by studying the ancient ruins which once housed the Greek plays. Greek Production While there, he saw' the Greek National Theater produce “Medea." He found great inspiration in their production and has used some of their ideas—especially ihose dealing with the chorus and the characterization of Medea—in the SC presentation. “If one were listing the world s great tragedies 'Medea’ couldn't be eliminated.” said Butler as he discussed the great impact the play has had on the theater. He feels that it was the first modern tragedy and that the theme is the kind that could occur today — passion without reason. “For example some women become so obsessed by passion and love, that when they are thrown out. they seek revenge; it is as modern as the latest novel,’’ he said. (ir<wt I ndesrtamdinj; He feels lhat Euripedes has tremendous understanding of feminine psychology in his portrayal of “Medea,” not as a monster, but as a woman filled with revenge for the man who deserted her. The only wav in which she c*n completely hurl her ex-hus-hand, Jascn, is to kill his children and his new wife. By doing this, she has wiped out his family line and any hopes for future heirs are finished. This is the most disastrous thing that could be done to him.” he continued. “One of the things that makes it even more tragic is that she knows what she is doing, but she can’t stop herself.” said Dr. Butler. Suffering Woman However, at the end of the play. Medea is shown as a suffering woman, not the Medea gloating over her murders, he continued. “She is an articulate sufferer, not * tragic character but a tragic figure,” described Dr. Butler. “The unmasking of the human sou! is one of the most tragic things in literature.' (Continued on page ~) and Class of 59 Hears Topping Speech Today Dr. Norman Topping will speak to the “Class of ’59” about the formation of a new class alumni association lodav in an o|>en meeiing at 2:30 p.m. in 133 FH. Dr. Topping will discuss the practical aspects of the new plan and will explain I he opportunities for alumni activities after graduation. Class Organization The senior class voted to abolish the '59 Club two weeks ago in favor of Senior Class President Abe Somers master plan which calls for a class organization including all graduates. The past method selects “special ’ graduating students as year club members which constituted the functioning alumni. Somer said thal this new system will greatly improve interest and service to the university after graduation for it gives all graduates ihe opportunity to participate in alumni activities. Fund Raising Today’s meeting will focus on fund raising and particular emphasis will be made on the creation of an endowment fund. This fund will be used at the discretion of the Class of ’59 for the welfare of the university. Another aspect of the plans is the formulation of a social program which includes class reunions. participation in homecoming activities, alumni day, picnics and various other activities. National Agents Somers plan will establish agents for ihe Class of '59 all over the nation. These agents will serve to keep the class informed of alumni activities in their area and also act in a public relations capacity for the university. “AH June graduates are urged io aiiend this meeting, since the enthusiasm shown today will dictate what path the Class of ‘59 will follow in future years,” Somer said. GENTLEMEN ON PARADE-This dignified lineup of Skull and Dagger initiates brought class to the campus yesterday morning. The dandies are, from left to right, George Baffa, Frank Gleberman, William Hitt, John Surmeier, Wilbur Chong, Thomas Harrison, Theodore Depew, James Bylin, Philip LEGITIMATE PROTEST Daily Trojan Photo by Mike Robinson Reilly John Werhas, Thomas Anderson, Barney Rosenzweig, Robert Shankland, John Bedrcsian, Jerome MacDonald, James Stewart and Leroy Black. Absent were Kenneth Antle, Charles Brady and Scott Fitz Randolph. Communist Leader Blasts Party on Hungarian Revolt By DAVID FARMER The Southern California chairman of the Communist Party last night accused fellow party members in Hungary of “horrible abuses” of the Hungarian people leading to the uprising of 1956. These abuses were “helped” by the Soviet Union, said Dorothy Healey, speaking before 150 students at a meeting of the Wesley Club. Horrible Conditions “Many of my fellow Communist Party members don’t agree with me on this point, but the Hungarians rose up because of horrible conditions.” Mrs. Healey did nol elaborate on ihe conditions resulting in the Hungarian revolution, but she declared that, it was a “legitimate protest on the part of the Hungarians.” “I urge Americans not to get too high and mighty, though, she added. Our troops were in ! Lebanon, and our troops were all over vLatin America. “The marines didn’t kill any-! one because they were in the j spotlight of world opinion. But J the reality of what American 1 troops did in the Hawaiian ! Islands and Nicaragua still ex-! ists even though you are not ; aware of it.” Peaceful Replacement The accusation against her party came afier Mrs. Healey, a ; member for 30 years, was asked ; about the Soviet Union’s inter-| vention in the satellite country. A few minutes before she had asserted the Communists’ desire lor a peaceful replacement of capitalism by communism. Speaking of Communist China in comparison with India, she Internal Opposition in China Aids Tibetans, Reports Chen Official Notices The inability of the Chinese Communists to subjugate internal opposition after 10 years of rule was cited yesterday by Dr. Theodore Chen as the most significant aspect of the Til>etan revolt. Professor Chen, head of the Asiatic Studies department, told members of the Faculty Club that “after 10 years of counterrevolutionary measures bv the Communists, there are still organized . groups in China who can aid the Tibetans.” Finds Anti-Communists He predicted that the Chinese Communists will have to admit 1 that there are anti-Communist j groups from within China aiding the Tibetans. "There are so many signs that there are Chinese who, because of their Chinese heritage, haven’t been subdued by the force and violence of the Communists.” Dr. Chen explained. China claims it is a slate of harmoniously living nationality gi'oups. Dr. Chen said. With one of China's largest j minority groups revolting against religious oppression, this claim will not have much validity." he added. Guerilla Warfare He maintained that the inevitable suppression of the Ti-beian revolt will not slop guerilla warfare but will stimulate it because the independent religious groups now have a reason for which to fight. Dr. Chen reported that t h e prestige of Communist China has been greatly damaged by the revolt, and the friendship of various neutral countries in Asia seems dubious. Neutral Nehru Dr. Chen listed three factors dia, an important neutral nation, has expressed its own integrity, its desire for friendship with China and its sympathy for Tibet, at the same time. “These last two are completely incompatible with one another." Dr. Chen explained. “Nehru will have to find some way out." he added. Dr. Chen's second reason was thal the revolt was one of a very religious' people fighting against religious oppiession. “Tibet is a theocracy. Its landscape is dotted with religious shrines and objects, and religion is the main Ihought all the time.’’ he said. He explained that the Chinese-Tibetan agreement of 1951 promised religious freedom to Tibetans but failed to provide it. Religion Suffer« “The Dalai Lama, the religious and political head of the government, has reported that the religious life of the Tibetans has suffered from a great deal of Communist interference,” Dr. Chen stated. "Indirect methods characterize Communist control,” he explained, pointing out that Chinese imperialism is one which “bores from within.” “The Communists will do most anything to get the Dalai Lama back, for then they can keep up their myth of Tibetan autonomy,” Dr. Chen concluded. El Rod Editor Petitions are now available for El Rod Editor in the Student Activities Office, ‘¿‘34 SF. All students who wish to apply for tliis position must do so immediately. Activity Cards Seniors may pick tip their activity cards in the ticket office, in the Student Union if they have previously paid their senior fee. Students wishing to purchase their activity cards may do so at a cost of four dollars in the Bursars office of Owens Annex. This activity card entitles seniors to admission for all senior activities. Dudley Johnson, Student Activities Adviser Will ver Exams 102 Elementary Swimming —Thursday May 7. Both examinations from 3 to 5 p.m. Please sign up In PE 107 before taking waiver. J. Wvnn Fredericks Chairman Physical Education Department asked “Where is the greatest violence being done? While Nehru is pursuing his nonviolent changes, hundreds of thousands of Indian children are dying. “What the Chinese Communists are doing is less violent j than the nonviolence destroying ! the young people of India,” she said. Bigotry ! Mrs. Healey, a party member since she was 14, spoke on “Why I Am a Communist.” She explained she joined because of a i “hatred of bigotry and the exploitation of man by man.” She declared that capitalism has contradictions that render it useless to man. “It will give way to a system in which society will own the means of production. For the first time man will command nature and no longer be a puppet.” People Want It But, she said, socialism will not come to the United States as a result of violence. “I don’t think you can have socalism until the people want it. You can’t export revolution.” Mrs. Healey, born in Colorado, | also denied that communists in-I filtrate organizations. She indignantly pointed out that "We I just belong to groups and try to | win people to our way of think-I ing. It is time all Americans ! got over the idocy of that other nonsense.” 11 Non-Voting Senate Posts To Be Offered ASSC President-elect Wally Karabian announced today the opening of eleven non-voting senatorial offices which must be filled to complete his administration. They are the positions of Recognition Committee Chair-j man. Greater University Committee Chairman. High School and Junior College Relations Committee Chairman, National j Students Association Chairman : and Elections Commissioner. Chairmanships Other positions are the Religious Emphasis Week* Chairman, Public Relations Chairman, Senate Parliamentarian. Faculty-j Student Relations Committee 1 Chairman. University Recreation I Association Chairman and Orientation Chairman. Karabian said applicants for the offices may sign up for interviews in the ASSC President’s , office. 215 SU, today and tomorrow. Interviews will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Petitions Due Karabian requested that persons petitioning for office bring a completed petition and their plans for the position when they report for interviews. Karabian. who left Wednesday with President Scott Fitz Randolph to attend the Seven Western States Student Body Presidents Conference in Reno, will hold the interviews in the ASSC President’s office. The newly-elected chief executive will take office Monday, when Fitz Randolph's administration goes out of office. Karabian will be in charge of the new Senate. Faculty Attends Lengthy Debate On Legislation By JOE SALTZMAN The ASSC Senate, confronted with their first piece of major legislation this year, spent three and a half hours in tiresome debate before unanimously passing the revolutionary Senate ‘‘alumni” recommendation on the academic and curricula environment of SC. Turned into a ‘‘committee of the whole” by Acting Chairman Mardythe O'Mara, the Senate openly debated the six-point resolution before an impressive array of faculty members including Dr. William S. Snyder, philosophy; Dean Arthur G. Gallion, architecture: Colin R. Lovell, history; Donald E. Queller, general studies; and Gibson Reaves, astronomy. In addition to faculty members, outgoing dean Robert G. Gordon made his final appearance before the Senate expressing his own administrative views on the resolution. The resolution, instigated by a--------------- trio of Phi Beta Kappas—Senior Class President Abe Somer, Sen-ator-at-Large Stan Arkin and Daily Trojan Editor Jim Bylin —was dileted, expanded, discussed. improvised on and finally passed with the Senate’s unanimous endorsement. Necessary Courses The recommendation will now be presented to Albert S. Rau-benheimer, vice president of academic affairs, for possible administrative action. The six-point plan, as revised by the Senate, includes: (1) Curricula abolition of health problems and two years of physical education as they now stand. Open to a needless hour the Statler Hotel that in spite of Baxter Tells Of Heart s Lifelong Job The human heart, strained to the utmost by the heady pace of modem living, still outlasts the best man-made machines. Dr. Frank C. Baxter told a meeting of the Los Angeles County Heart Association yesterday. The English professor told the assembled medical audience at of debate, physical etiucation majors and instructors argued that the courses were necessary and provided physical health for the students. A compulsory two-year course in Man and Civilization to be taught interdepartmentally utilizing professors from their respective fields to deal with their particular subject. Dr. Queller, speaking about this part of the resolution, said that the course used to be taught that way but “it was changed, since what is gained by specialization is lost by integration.” The establishment of a course entitled “Contemporary Life” and dealing with all contemporary fields is recommended. Open Library (2) Library — Library wil> be open seven days a week until midnight including Sunday mornings and weekend evenings. Smoking be allowed in one of the main study rooms and special copies of all books be made available were recommended. 13) Testing — Students found cheating on an examination to be automatically expelled from the university and that all exams should be at least partially of an essay nature. (4) Size of Classes — Classes (Continued on Page 2) being “beset by every folly of diet, alcohol and badly oxidized tobacco, eroded by polluted air. wrenched, overworked and exhausted.” the heart still continues working. In spite of the advancements made by science during the past 50 years, however, the heart still remains a great and mysterious miracle. Dr. Baxter said. “The life of man truly begins with the first pulsing of that tiny sac and when it ceases to beat it marks the official end of life. The tireless heart of the unborn baby suddenly becomes four-chambered and complete at birth, throbs on through the life span to wash every frontier of the body with nutrient food,” he - explained. "It is no wonder that men have seen the heart as the abiding place of the soul and again of courage, fortitude and love.” he pointed out. Today s Weather SC students will sweat some more as another day of hot weather hits the campus today. There will be early morning fog clearing in the afternoon with a high of 82. Today's low will Country May Get Miss SC If Connie Chamberlain Wins Scavengers Get Cameras Nine SC students received 8-millimeter Kodak movie cameras recently just because they collected the most box tops and empty cigarette wrappers for a contest. The winners—Jack R. Sibley, Alan Fine, Bob Neil, Richard Adams, Dean E. Miller, Harold Russell, Louis Sweet. Aileen Miller and Tom Taylor—entered the contest sponsored by Marlboro, ! Philip Morris and Parliament | Cigarettes in which nine movie cameras were awarded. j (Editor’s Note: This is the second of five interviews with the finalists in the Daily Trojan’s Miss University of Southern California Contest). Sophomore Connie Chamber-lain. pert Pi Phi from Brentwood, is just a li’l ol' country giFl at heart. Well, not really, but she says, “I love Carmel and Monterey. That’s where I'd like to live.” Southern California, with its same old cliche complaints, freeways and smog, are not for her. Perhaps her liking for the wide open, smogless spaces of Northern California comes from the fact that her steady boy friend, Sigma Chi Nick Casten-er, hails from Atherton, beautiful San Francisco suburb. (Connie says that if she wins the contest, Nick is really going to go for the free meals at Petey’s). Miss Chamberlain has seen a good deal of the nation, having taken the grand tour last summer with her parents. It was the first time Ihe blonde-haired, green-eyed beauty had been out of the stale, and she visited New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Chicago. They picked up a brand new Thunder-bird in Detroit and drove it back across the country to L.A. Next summer will be vacation time also. Only her wanderings will be limited to Tom Sawyer Island, the Matterhorn and the Adventureland cruise, for Connie intends, in fact already has it all set, to wqrk at Disneyland. . • She’ll stay with her parents j in a house they’ve rented on j Balboa Island, commuting to “work” every day. Although Connie went to a private school, Westlake, she’s not entirely sold on them. She says, "A girls' school is good preparation for college but ‘ Dailv Trojan Photo bv Fred Lo.er MISS SC FINALIST—Pi Beta Phi Connie Chamberlain, cigma Phi Epsilon fraternity's Queen of Hearts, is one of the five finalists in the Daily Trojan's Miss University of Southern California Contest. The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 13 in the History of Troy Edition of the newspaper. Connie is from Brentwood and Westlake School. I would never send my daughter I street and be able to say hello there, except, perhaps, for the to everybody.” last two vears.” In her spare time, likes swimming and reading (Hemingway especially). She dislikes French (the translation of it. anyway). She likes SC: Her goals: “to visit Europe some day and have a happy Connie married life.” And another goal just might be realized next Wednesday, when the Daily Trojan's History of Trov Edition announces the "It's nice to walk down the , winner of the Miss SC contest.
|Title||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 50, No. 120, May 07, 1959|
Senate Approves 'Academia' Bill
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1959
Euripedes Greek Tragedy Medea To Open Stand Tonight in Bovard
Theme of Reasonless Passion Could Occur Today-Dr. Butler
Bv SUSAN LECKY
‘ My passion has overcome my reason,” will be the cry of Camille Cannady as she re-creates the title role in the drama department's opening production of Euripedes’ ‘ Medea” this evening at 8:30 in Bovard Auditorium.
The Greek tragedy will be presented tomorrow
Saturday evening and on May 15 and 16. Tickets are on sale in the Bovard box office for SI find students with activity books will be admitted free of charge.
Dr. James Butler, director of the play and head of the drama department, spent part of his 1956 sabbatical leave in Greece and observed material about the play by studying the ancient ruins which once housed the Greek plays.
While there, he saw' the Greek National Theater produce “Medea." He found great inspiration in their production and has used some of their ideas—especially ihose dealing with the chorus and the characterization of Medea—in the SC presentation.
“If one were listing the world s great tragedies 'Medea’ couldn't be eliminated.” said Butler as he discussed the great impact the play has had on the theater.
He feels that it was the first modern tragedy and that the theme is the kind that could occur today — passion without reason.
“For example some women become so obsessed by passion and love, that when they are thrown out. they seek revenge; it is as modern as the latest novel,’’ he said.