DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 58, No. 95, March 30, 1967
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POWER TO ENACT, ENFORCE LAW. Cousins Advocates Expanded UN By STAN METZLER Assistant to the Editor “The United States will not achieve its greatest power until it advocates nrxt national interests but human interests,” Norman Cousins, Saturday Review editor, said at a Great Issues Forum presentation yesterday. Cousins supported the formation of an authority based on world law at both the forum and a Worlds Affairs Institute dinner Tuesday night. Cousins said the United States should go before the United Nations and, recognizing that the world of 1945 “was made obsolete by a single weapon,” should propose that the U.N. finish the work it began in San Francisco. “The U.N. should examine ways in which it has failed, ways in which it has been effective, and then attempt to make it effective as a world civilization—by giving it the adequate authority to enact, enforce and interpret world law.” At both speeches he stressed his belief that the geographical unit of the world is currently functioning in a condition of anarchy. “Anarchy has never lasted long in a geographic unit, it has always given way to government, good or bad,” he said. “The absolute sovereign state has become the enemy of life on earth. It is the torch that makes the condition of anarchy combustible.” Cousins noted that there are more than 125 heads of state in the world, each sworn to “advance and protect” the vital national interests of his country. “If all 125 were to be successful in their jobs," he noted, "the world w«uld come to a.n end. “The basic problem is that the absolute national sovereign state no longer serves the needs of man on earth. It is no longer consistent with the operation of a civilization on earth. “As w-e have gone up in the order of power, we have gone down in the order of responsibility.” Commenting that man has “not yet devised institutions to cope with human freedom and human survival,”. Cousins referred to the United Nations as nevertheless still being “the best hope for peace that we have.” “It is our best hope,” he said, “but it lacks the machinery to interpose itself between dispute of large states. Any large nation is more powerful than the United States. “It is not relevant in terms of operating a civilization.” Giving the United Nations the power to enforce world law, Cousins indicated, would give it the machinery with which a civilization could be operated effectively and safely. Recognizing that “we can’t achieve peace by getting rid of weapons alone,” he said the important guarantee of peace is what replaces the weapons. “Law enforcement is made easier by the definition of the legitimate means by which a person may advance his own interests,” he noted. “Disarmament cannot be effective unless something can take its place and underwrite the security of nations large and small.” Throughout both speeches. Cousins referred to the war of Vietnam as pointing up the need for a shift in the center of power from national interests to human interests. “The United Nations is not relevant in the Vietnam war," he said “Vietnam is not the last of such wars, and not all of them can be self-contained. “The vital question is whether we can make the United Nations large enough in time to keep the peace?” Cousins expounded on three specific instances in the last two years in which both the United States and North Vietnam had earnestly sought peace, but in which the efforts had been thwarted, largely by a lack of effective communication between the two camps. “A world government will result from the present condition of anarchy,” he continued. “Will it be after a world war, or in time to avert it ? “Will it be monolithic or representative? “Will it be totalitarian because we are not now preparing for a world federalism? “These are the vital questions of our civilization.” University of Southern California DAILY • TROJAN VOL. Lvm LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1967 NO. 95 Johnson Runs for Soph Rep Wayne Johnson, a freshman in political science and pre-law, has announced his candidacy for sophomore representative. “I would like to see increased representation of students,' Johnson said. “So much of what the faculty does concerns the students directly that the students should have at least some kind of voice." Johnson is a member of the Junior College Relations Committe and the Student Liaison Committee to the Library. He is also a Lambda Chi Alpha pledge. “As sophomore representative you're not greatly connected with the *nphomore riass. you're only one man on a council of 16. Within this framework I would like to do what I can," he said. Johnson favors a student programming fee. liberalization of women's dress and lock-out regulations and the introduction of girl cheerleaders. He also favors codification of administrative policies. “Many ‘rules’ that exist today are nothing more than administration policies. When the rules are more clearly defined, etudent courts can interpret them. “I've done research on almost all rf the major issues and I have a working knowledge of both sides of most of them. “There are so many apathetic students here. I’d like to do something to reduce this apathy. I don't think its the fault of the student body but of those who govern it” he said. Mike Yagjian Candidacy for Mike Yagjian. political science freshman, announced his candidacy for AMS vice-president yesterday and challenged his opponent- to a debate on the National Student Association. “Since my opponent (Bill Kennon, pre-law freshman) seems to be in favor of joining NSA, I would like to debate him at the time and place of his choosing,” Yagjian said. Yagjian, a board member of Tro- All battle columns must be submitted to the City Editor, in 432 Studen* Union, by 3 p.m. today. All pictures must be taken or nanded in to the Daily Trojan for a $3 fee by 12:30 p.m. today. jan Young Republicans, said, “I am very strongly opposed to our joining NSA this year. “I enthusiastically support the referendum questioning membership in NSA. I think this is the worst possible time for us to join NSA.” Yagjian said his campaign slogan is “Independent Student Action.” He is in favor of the programming fee which will be on the ballot April .3 and 4. “The main reason students feel there is a lack of programming by student government is that we are forced to depend on the administration because of a lack of a large budget,” he said. Doheney, Foley Tell of Platforms THE GREAT DEBATE—Well, actually, it was more like the great compromise, without anything to comproflH&e. Clyde Doheney, left, met his opponent for the office of ASSC President, Marty Foley, at a Freshman Forum meeting yesterday, and both agreed that his platform was basically identical with that of his opponent. MHA to Hear Fee Discussion Student Tonight By CATH1 SCHINDLER An informal discussion of the proposed student programming fee will be held tonight at 5:30 pjn. in the Marks Hall Lobby for all male students. The discussion is being held in conjunction with the MHA floor presidents' meeting. A short, comprehensive presentation will be given by Bill Mauk, a member of the ASSC Student Finance Committee, followed by a question-and-answer period. The meeting is intended to supply a complete picture Announces AMS VP Yagjian said current AMS projects. such as the San Francisco rally in the fall, should be expanded and improved. He said he would work with the AMS president in providing a constructive student program next year. Yagjian is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and was on the dean s list with a 3.5 average last semester. He is fraternity. sergeant-at-arms of his of the proposal, which will appear on the ballot Monday and Tuesday. The proposal, if passed, will allow for a student fee of $4.50 per semester aimed at increasing the annual sudent-controlled finances to $105.-000. Presently the ASSC functions on a budget of less than $5,400. * A report by the Student Pinance Committee revealed that USC has the lowest student body budget of any college in the state and that six high schools in'the Los Angeles area have a higher budget than USC. The additional finances will offer an opportunity for increased cajnpus activities ranging from speakers and entertainers to increased budgets for present ASSC committees and separate funds for facilitating entertainment in the Student Activities Center. “This is the most important decision the students of this university have to make in this election,” Mauk said. “Its passage means the difference between a new university community, effectively contributing to total student education, and the present unsatisfactory system.” ASSC President Taylor Hackford also strongly supports the proposed fee. saying, “Everything that we have been doing in the ASSC this year, including Scaffold, the Faculty Hand-bok and merging of autonomous student committees, has been aimed towards the establishment of this fee “USC government is on the threshold of becoming * really worthwhile and this fee, if passed, should put our student government on the map. Students will find that if this fee is passed. student government will be providing services to students wr h i c h they had previously believed impossible.” Ry BILL DICKE Assistant Editor*! Dir^tor Both candidates for ASSC president, Clyde Doheney and Martin Foley, presented their platforms to a Freshman Forum group yesterday, hut had to admit the statements weren't that much different. At the meeting. Carl Richards, senior class representative, complained that there didn’t seem to be many differences in the two candidates’ platforms. “I haven’t heard any yet,” he said. After the meeting, Foley admitted. “There really aren't that many differences.” Doheney had previously said much the same thing. candidate spoke ef h^ experience and abilities. “I have had a great deal of experience,'’ the programs I have been involved with have been successful ” Doheney said. Foley said. “I have not made promises here that will not be kept. These are specific points where improvement can be made. I have the wavs, means and abilities.” Both candidates favor passing the student programming fee which will appear on the ballot Monday and Tuesday. This would levy a fee of $4.50 per semester on all students with six units or more. “I am firmly behind it,” said Foley. “I am 100 per cent behind it,” said Doheney. On the National Student Association controversy both candidates re- itprated earlier positions that they favored .loining the organization, hut did not wish to impose their will on other students. Students should have a bigger voice in governing the university, both candidates agreed “The main purpose of student government is to act as a pressure group on the administration,” Doheney said. Foley said students should be placed on committees which relate specifically to their education. Other points in Foley's platform are: expanding the speakers program: expanding the faculty evaluation handbook; carrying out a 15-session symposium on the ‘‘Role of U^e. University^' establishing a lit -ernry magazineVliberalizing visiting privileges in dormitories; holdinz major monthly concerts and minor concerts to fill each weekend; establishing a commission to make the Daily Trojan independent; establishing a codification of administrative policy; and establishing drinking privileges for students over 21. Dohenev’s main points include: placing students on university committees: formation of a “free college:” establishing special colloquia; establishing drinking privileges for students over 21. liberalizing visiting privileges in dormitories: establishing major entertainment programs: developing a song-girl program over the summer for presentation in the fall: establishing adequate lighting for area streets; and recognizing soccer as a sports at USC. 'THE WORLD AROUND US' Architect Plans Surprise in Talk Morris Plans to Run For Sophomore Post Randy Morris, a freshman in architecture, has announced his candidacy for sophomore representative. Morris’ main goal is to promote sophomore unity. He feels the class should sponsor activities such as presenting speakers to help achieve this goal. “We can strengthen the government by having more participation by students. To do ,this, I favor a strengthening of Freshman Representative Kevin Lindsey’s committee which strives to increase interest in participation for all students,” Morris said. Morris favors trial membership in NSA, enlargement of the LAS guidebook and liberalization of the liquor laws for the Row and the dorms. He wants the Daily Trojan to be more financially independent, without ASSC control. To accomplish this, he supports the proposed programming fee. Morris, who is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and has a 2.77 average, is running against Wayne Johnson, Ron Jacobson and Scottie Beven. His campaign manager is Steve Gropp, a freshman in fine arts. THE WORLD AROUND US-That will be ihe topic of noted architect, Konrad Wachsmann, pictured above, at 8 p.m. in Founders Hall. He promises a big surprise. Konrad Wachsmann. director of the Division of Building Research in the School of Architecture and Fine Arts, will discuss “The World Around Us” tonight at 8 p.m. in 133 Founders Hall. In the course of the talk he has promised to do ‘‘something that has never been tried before." Examining the ordinary requirements of day-to-day existence. Wachsmann will try to determine what exactly a house is. “I shall address myself to the innocent bystander, the customer, the user." he said. Wachsmann will illustrate his remarks with slides, and he plans to spring some kind of surprise during the program, he said. He did not elaborate, however, but said it would be “something which has never been tned before.” Wachsmann is directly responsible for the design of a revolutionary new building which has no internal or external columns. This breakthrough in the use of open space will become the city hall of California City, located 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Slides of the innovation will be featured in the program. Wachsmann sees buildings as a “symbol of the togetherness of man." and as a means of communicating a sorely needed common understanding among men. Besides his duties as director of the Division of Building Research. Wachsmann is responsible for the organization of the Graduate School of Architecture. “My objective is to make the graduate school a school of the highest level, but not streamlined. I want to raise an aggressive force of men who are willing to ask questions and who are unsatisfied with prepared answers,” he said. In addition to his ideas on encouraging and developing inquiring students, Wachsmann has definite ideas about the structure of education. He and his students work in isolation, and the emphasis is on collective activity: no difference between instructor and student, no lectures, no theses, no grades; only discussion and research. “I don't have a kindergarten h^re. They are working for themselves, not for me. We have an exchange ot ideas here; all are students,' he said.
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