DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 59, No. 29, October 27, 1967
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University of Southern California DAILY • TROJAN VOL. LIX LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1967 NO. 29 0 A SOUL MAN SINGS Rawls rocks audience Homecoming 67 to honor despite mike trouble By J ACK CHAPPELL Editorial Director Lou Rawls and company were probably the best entertainment that has ever appeared at Bovard Auditorium. Despite some serious problems with the public address system in the first show, Rawls maintained his cool, delighted the audience and showed how a real professional works. During the first performance last night. Bovard was approximately two-thirds filled, with a crowd of 1.200 people for the fir.ct concert of th? new ASSC entertainment i'ro°ram. \ftor being introduced by Je<T Smulyan. chairman of the ASSC entertainment committee. Rawls moved into a series of blues numbers ine’udine Tobacco Road, and St. James Infirmary. Another number bv T. Bone Walk-«*” first titled “When the Sun Goes Down" was ?unor. but Rawls and group had decided on another name for it. He called it "In the Evening When The Sun Goes Down And You Crm" Home From Work And Your Old Lady M^ets You At The Door And Tells You Th* Food Is On The Table Cold." Dressed for the first part of the show in an electric-blue suit. Rawls told the audience that this month he is a "soul singer.’’ a.'id that his music was designed to give the musical sou] comfort. "Last month I was a blues Ringer. A couple of months before t h a t I was a jazz singer. And last year. I was a rock and roll singer, but now I'm souling it b a b y, because soul is where it's at." The malfunctioning address system which became inoperative from the very first was an obvious pain to the performer. Rawls' mike had gone partially dead, but crackled and blared throughout the first two songs. The guitarist, who may well become the hero of the hour, got up and traded mikes with the one by the piano. All the while Rawls was continuing to entertain the audience. The second mike, while better than the first, was not designed for his high powered voice. The speaker system was also not sufficient for the singer. Rawls’ monologue dealing with the slums and the City of Chicago provided an excellent preface to the song “Tobacco Road.’’ He talked of the wind. The Hawk. Following the intermission the tempo of the show changed from blues to a more popular vein. Patience Valentine sang songs running from “Ode to Billy Joe-’ to a rock version of “Respect." Although she had a tendency to overact on facial expressions, she was enjoyable. The rendition of "Ode to Billy Joe" definitely lacked sensitivity, but the audicnce enjoyed t. Rawls came back on stage, this time dressed in a grey mod suit with bell-bottom pants. He sang “Love is a Hurt n Thing. “On A Clear Night.” and a medley of other songs, with a line of patter. It was all together a great program. Had the sound equipment been operating correctly the strained spots would have been smoothed out. Smulyan was obviously distressed by the sound problem and said. “It's like a bad dream." during the intermission. One coed who obviously didn't know it was supposed to be a bad dream, said. “My soul is suspended in mid air." Her reaction seemed to be indic-tive of the rest of the audience. About $4,000 in tickets was collected by the ASSC in preshow sales. The box office said that another S200 had been collected at the gate. The concert cost the ASSC about $5,250 to put on. USC Olympians at picnic Alpha Phi Omega seeking members Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraterntiy, is conducting its membership drive this week. The group is seeking members who wish to contribute time and service to the community and the university. The projects presently planned by the organization include a car pool for commuting students, assistance in fund raising for Troy Camp and helping in other community service projects. Students interested in rushing Alpha Phi Omega may contact Larry Fowler, president, at 746-8267 or Tim Huntley, rush chairman, at the Delta Chi house. The USC chapter membership now stands at 30 actives. Approximately 15 pledges have been signed up this fall. Pledging will continue through Sunday when the men will be formally pledged. Joseph Scanlon, national director of Alpha Phi Omega, will present the new pledges with their pins during the initiation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the Phi Sigma Kappa house at 938 W. 28th St. There are 400 Alpha Phi Omega chapters across the nation, making the service group the largest Greek letter organization in the United States. The USC chapter was founded in May, 1967. The nine Alpha Phi Omega little sisters will be selling fudge brownies this Wednesday in front of the Student Union. Profits from the sale will go to Troy Camp. , KNIGHTS SPONSOR 'RF' CONTEST Trojan Knights will sponsor a “Raise Fuzz” contest in preparation for the USC-UCLA showdown Nov. 18. The beard-growing contest is a variation of last year’s “Show Hair” contest. The slogan of the contest will be “RF” (for “raise fuzz”). A prize for the Best Fuzz Development (BFD) will be awarded at the rally the night before the game. By JO ELLEN KRUMM Alumni will return to campus tomorrow morning for the annual Homecoming Picnic and the USC - Oregon football game. The picnic, which will be in Alumni Park, is titled “A Tribute to the Olympiads.” An olympiad is the four-year interval between Olympic games. Both past USC graduating classes will be honored. More than 80 alumni who have participated in Olympic Games since 1912 will receive tribute. There will be a special booth in Alumni Park honoring them, and the Pigskin Review is dedicated primarily to the former Olympians. A card stunt series featuring th»se alums is also planned. Among former Olymnians to be honored are Max Truex. Dallas Long, C'arrnce <Buster) Crabbe. Rink Babka. Rex Crawley. Murray Rose. Parry O'Brien and Rov Saari. BANDS TO PLAY Three bands, representing different campus eras, will plav in Alumni Park durin" the picnic. The Alumni DixHand Band will play Dixieland music, and the Ray Gregory Orchestra will plav the swing sound of the Thirties and Forties. The Roustabouts will provide contemporary popular music. Members of Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Phi sororities, dressed in their Theme Day rush costumes, will act as hostesses at the picnic. The AD Pi's will wear attire of the Gay Nineties. Alpha Phi's will dress in costumes of the Roaring Twenties. COLISEUM rARADE The Trojan Marching Band will give a fifteen-minute concert at 12:30 in front of Tommy Trojan. Traveler II will then lead the band, alumni and students in a parade to the Coliseum. The halftime show at the football game, titled “Heritage of Troy," will nay tribute to the Trojan heritage. The halftime show features the Trojan Marching Band and the Westchester Lariottes. The Lariottes. a dance group, is directed by Dr. Tillman Hall, head of the Physical Educaton Department. Rube's Raiders, alumni who joined a reserve corps unit together, have reserved a special section of Alumni Park for their reunion. The Raiders joined the reserve corps, directed on campus by Dr. A S. Raubenheimer, then educational vice-president, so thev could complete their education. Six weeks later they were called to active duty and left their classes to enter World War II. Some of the Raiders are Don Clark, wiio later became head football coach: Vern Wolfe, head track coach; Pat Hillings, who became a congressman: and Russell Chesley, football coach at East Los Angeles College. OFFSPRING INTRODUCED Held in conjunction with Homecoming. SCions Day will introduce high-school-age sons and daughters of alumni to the university. Sponsored by the Troian League and the General Alumni Association, the program will begin at 9 a.m. with registration at Hoffman Hall. Circle K, men’s service organization, will conduct campus tours for the group. “Student Voice in University Affairs,” a panel discussion headed by Mrs. Auten F. Bush, SCions day program chairman, will start at 10. Other panel members will be Dr. James My-win Robbins, lecturer in finance. Dr. ers, professor of marketing; Dr. Ed-(Continued on Page 3) HOMECOMING FLOAT This fearsome group of characters won first place in 1925. GOING THROUGH FILES DT had a good year in 25; It s now a fine vintage laugh By ELLIOT ZWIEBACH Contributing Editor Forty-two years from now some of our grandchildren may delve back into the files of the 1967 Daily Trojans and have themselves a good laugh reading over stories about the Great Compromise et al. At least the Daily Trojans of 42 years ago — 1925 to be exact — are entertaining today. The Daily Trojan ran a story concerning an all-university dance at the Biltmore Hotel (shades of the 1967 Troy Week dance). The affair was not to be without liquid refreshment, however, as indicated by the following excerpt: “The Maitre d’ Hotel has assured the committee of the best in punch for this dance. According to the manager, the best fruit available will be put into the beverage." Students then, as students now, exhibited their independence in various ways. When the question of whether or not the university should have a dean of men arose, Jeff Crav-ath, captain of the 1926 football team and later varsity coach, commented: “The idea is all wet. Everything is rosy as it is and we don’t need a dean of men. Any man who is old enough to go to college is old enough to take care of himself.” Women, too, expressed their ideas openly, but their ideas were not too similar to those expressed in today’s females. In preparation for a meeting with high school women, the AWS passed a resolution opposing drinking liquor, smoking and petting. WORKED WITH TOSCANINI Opera prof to get German honor Thirty years ago Dr. Walter Ducloux, chairman of the Opera Theater and music director of the University Symphony Orchestra, was an assistant to Arturo Toscanini, one of the world’s greatest opera conductors. Today he will receive the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He will receive the award in recognition of the fact that he has staged and adapted many lesser known operas of German composers before American audiences. He has also translated the text of these productions into English. Dr. Ducloux recalls a statement of Toscanini’s which has inspired him in his distinguished career. When asked by Ducloux what was the most memorable performance in his accomplished 70 year career. Toscanini replied. “The Gioconda performance at Parma Conservatory when I was 16 years old and a student there. That night as I played cello in the orchestra I decided to become a conductor.” Dr. Ducloux has never forgotten his tutor’s answer. “When I look around the chorus and orchestra at seemingly insignificant members,” he said, “I think that if one of these who I might not suspect happens to be stimulated as Toscanini was and turns out to be great, all my efforts will be worthwhile.” “Worthwhile” is a good adjective to describe Dr. Ducloux’s career. The Swiss born composer is a graduate of the University of Munich and the State Academy of Vienna. Shortly after his memorable experience with Toscanini in 1939, he came to the United States. Since his arrival in this country he has been a guest conductor of the New York Symphony Or- chestra, musical director of the Charles Wagner Toumg Opera Co., an intelligence officer and interpreter on General George Patton’s staff in World War II, and holder of the Bronze Star medal. After the war he became the musical director of the Voice of America. Finally in 1953 Dr. Ducloux came to USC. He has made the Opera Theater one of the major operatic institutes in America by featuring operas in English. In 1961 he was the recipient of a bronze medal from the Italian government. One of his most recent honors was his appointment as the director of the Los Angeles Music Festival sponsored by the Los Angeles Orchestral Society. He succeeds the late Franz Waxman, who founded the festival in 1946. “By thus setting the college women's standard before the younger girls," the 1925 dean of women said, “it is hoped that they may set their ideals and aspirations on a higher level.” Nineteen-hundred and twenty-five was the year Howard Jones made his debut as varsity coach, but his initial season was marred by a defeat at the hands of the Stanford Indians, at that time the Cardinals. The Daily Trojan sports editor described it thusly: “Stanford came, Stanford saw, and Stanford has conquered. “In the most thrilling game ever played on the local stadium, Stafford University won their way to victory over Southern California Saturday, 13-9, due to the fact that the Cardinals absolutely halted the Trojans’ running attack and to one Mike Murphy who late in the first half, wended his way through the whole Trojan team for sixty yards and the deciding score.” But the 1925 Trojan varsity enjoyed a victory in their homecoming game with Iowa, although the game ended under the lights. “The Iowa team seemed appreciably affected by the unaccustomed warmth of Southern California's climate, or else they were sadl$ out of condition, causing the game to drag . . the Daily Trojan reported. Just as winning was becoming a Trojan traditipn, so w^as the Pigskin Review. Daily Trojan articles made mention of the Review’s growing popularity in the following excerpt: “Every home game, no matter how small the attendance, will have an issue of the Pigskin Review. “Never before has the Pigskin Review contained 36 pages and a three-colored front page, which is the leading feature of this edition. Interesting information that will benefit man, woman and child will grace the pages of the mammoth Pigskin Review edition.” Spirit was very high then too, but Dr. Rufus B. von KleinSmid, university president, cancelled a rally at Union Station to greet the victorious Trojan varsity “to save enthusiasm’’ for the upcoming homecoming game. Dances were popular back then, as indicated by the following: “The sophomore class, with Betty von KleinSmid at the head of the social committee, are planning for a big affair Saturday evening. The dance is to be the third all-university dance of the year, and every sophomore is doing his bit toward making it a huge success — or, in the vernacular, a wow." Buildings then as buildings now were a big newsmaker in 1925. When the current Student Union w'as proposed, the Daily Trojan explained the proposal in a page one editorial: “Numerous plans have been proposed for a Trojan Union but the most feasible one seems to be a four-storv brick building in the general style of the newer campus architecture. “In the basement of the building is a swimming pool to be open to men and women on alternate days. The first floor is given over to the Associated Student Store and a lunch room, while the second floor is the home of athletic, student business, and publication office. This leaves the third and fourth floors free for lounging a.nd reading rooms, and club and committee rooms.” Last one in the pool doesn't graduate! International dorms under consideration Shah Khan, foreign student representative to the ASSC. has presented a proposal for an international residence hall to Dr. Topping. His plan, based on such halls in New York. London, Berkeley and Chicago, is to have a hall in which half the residents are foreign students, and the rest Americans. The foreign students would be assigned according to a countrv-by-country quota, and the residents would cooperate with the International Student Association in planning activities. Khan listed three reasons why few foreign students now live in the dorms: The food served often conflicts with their religious restrictions: they are usually graduate students and therefore older than American dorm residents; and foreign students usually arrive in this country only a few days before school begins, when there are few vacancies in the dorms. Khan views his proposal, which he formulated last summer while living in a New York international hall, as a solution to the present lack of space in the dorms. Neither he nor Dr. Topping were aware that the foreign student committee of the Faculty Senate has passed resolutions proposing a similar plan each of the last two years. Dr. Topping has promised to look into both the international residence hall plan-and the matter of food in the dorms. t
|Title||DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 59, No. 29, October 27, 1967|
University of Southern California
DAILY • TROJAN
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1967
A SOUL MAN SINGS
Rawls rocks audience Homecoming 67 to honor
despite mike trouble
By J ACK CHAPPELL Editorial Director
Lou Rawls and company were probably the best entertainment that has ever appeared at Bovard Auditorium. Despite some serious problems with the public address system in the first show, Rawls maintained his cool, delighted the audience and showed how a real professional works.
During the first performance last night. Bovard was approximately two-thirds filled, with a crowd of 1.200 people for the fir.ct concert of th? new ASSC entertainment i'ro°ram.
\ftor being introduced by Je|