The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 12, No. 74, April 22, 1921
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n- the Trojan 1 Home Patronize Our Advertisers Vol. Xll Lo* Angele*, California, Friday, April 22, 1921 No. 74 U.S.C. DOPED TO WIN A.A.U. tlC DEARTH OF UNDIDATES FOR THE PRESIDENCY Suffragettes Banding Together and Hope to Elect a Woman Chief Executive POLITICIANS ARE BUSY Four Active Hopefuls Are Being Placed in Limelight for Vice-President Regisrtar’s Office Issues Tabulation of Grades By Paul E. Tix "Who is going to run for president of the student body?” is the question being heard on every side at the pres ent time. For some reason or other less than a thousand persons have asked me that question, and to fore stall any more curious Information seekers I want to say right now that I don’t know. The situation in regard to president this year is a curious one. Usually there are two or three men who stand out above all others and are logical candidates. This year, those who seem most fitted are staying out of the fight and letting George do it. George It bashful. Suffragettes Thoughtful From more than one source has come the report that the militants on the campus are banding together and have a woman whom they will put up (or president. It is said that nearly all the feminine portion of the campus will band together, forget all their differences, and slip over something on the male crittcrs. If anything like this should happen, the men In these parts would have to get up and be hump themselves. And if this Ama ion did pull the trick, the eyes of the college world would certainly be focused on U. S. C. New V.-P. Candidate A four-cornered race for the vice presidency is assured with the advent of Blanche Gauthier into the limelight. She has considerable backing. Until the present time Miss Gauthier has been devoHr.s herself to her studies, and from all reports her devotion has resulted in first-class grades. Gladys Crail and Billie Heinz ure preparing to make a stiff fight for the honor. Both of these girls are prominent in student body affairs and will carry a good many votes. Gossip spilled the beans last week when she said t)i&t Rita Walker had withdrawn from the vice-presidential race and had decided to try for sec retary This was all wrong. She is alter fhe position of vice-president, and intends to get away with it. She has never changed her inind about the matter. Machines Working The professional politicians are In toeir glory, aud the various political machines on the campus are working overtime. Trading and bargaining Is the order of the day, and if some candidates are not careful they will promile to support two parties and get «lled by both. There is one thing that the candidates for all offices had better not neglect, and that one thing l! the professional schools. The off fsmpus colleges are as much a part 01 the University of Southern Oallfor Dia as Liberal Arts. They should be tfven as much consideration, and some *»y should be thought out to bring all closer together. More Editor Talk I<ew Wiles has announced his lnten->on of entering the run for Trojan editor Gi-orge Ashbaugh is being con-■iderably discussed in that connection, but he has kept rather silent as to his Mentions Ashbaugh was managing editor of the Trojan last semester, and 8 at present prexy of the Southwest .®^r<‘°!Iegiate l> r e s s Association, "ties is associate editor of the Tro-an ail(l has been on the staff two 'ears. Both men are sophomores. »opli« will have a chance to vote three Kl Uodeo editors. Al Wes-of°ihf ^ Gnome Al fame aud president 'he soph class last semester, is out er the year book job. At present Al make-up editor of the Trojan and n* Pm licular butt of PiViGl’s Jokes, g representative on El Hodeo. arc in!afl Soluer*i and Louise Kidson still goi„K strong. “Sally" Somers J°urnulism major and has been Lo Ve '« Journalism circles this year, lirl t8<! .i '^8on *8 a,1°ther Trojan lilgh-loul i 0 18 a^ter ^e Kl Hodeo job. on a featur,‘ writer and reporter itaff'.i °ian- a>id is on the Kl Hodeo 1411 this year vi Other Candidate* Polit'i , r ' hange in the color of the lor ■ ii I ma|) *laB taken place. Schiller ‘nd ii. manager, and Chapman lB, ^ Wilkinson are still try- tral olh execut*ve committee. Sev-b*iB. er Prominent youngsters are lar nrw(uill8*1*ere(l for t^e various stel-^hfui ’ ^ut' *'*le George, they are The registrar’s office has just completed a comparative study of the grades of the first semester. Altogether there were 7,799 marks record ed, distributed as follows: 971 A's 2,836 B's, 2,092 C’s, 547 D’s. 355 conditions. 593 incompletes, 405 failures The following tabulation will show the distribution of the various grades in upper and lower division courses, as compared with the standard adopted by the faculty some time ago. Lower Division Total grades l’er cent of Per cent ot whole .. Standard . Upper Division Incompletes and conditions have been omitted, since they are not final S C LEAVE TO COMPETE IN OJAI TOURNAMENT Tennis Sharks From All California Colleges Enter to Decide State Championships A B C D F Total .515 1725 1628 453 339 4660 11 37 35 9.7 7.3 100 24 34 24 7 100 A 11 C I) F Total 456 1111 469 94 66 2191 21 51 21 4 3 100 12 32 36 15 5 100 grades and are not included in the standard of distribution with which comparison is being made. It will be seen that there is a tendency to skew the curve of grades toward the higher values; that is to say,, as compared with the standard, there have been given too many "A” and “B grades and too few “D” grades. The number of upper division “C” grades Is also too small. Some modification of this distribution would doubtless be found when the incompletes and conditions have been removed, as many of them will be. This would probably tend to fill in the low parts of the curve, or the “D” and “C" grades. A study of the grades given by individual instructors naturally shows a wider variation from the standard, because of the smaller groups being treated, and special conditions arising in advanced classes. It is felt that decided advancement has been made toward establishing a school curve that will eventually take the place of the biological curve which was arbitrarily selected. The usual summary of grades received by the fraternities has also been completed and published. From this data the following comparitive table has been worked out. Percentages of Various Grades B C TROJAN TEAM SMEARS BRANCH NINE TO SEVEN S. C. Honors At Stake In A. A. U. Meet At Redlands By L. Kling Stoddart Breaks Taken Advantage of By Trojans and /They Cop First Local Game EVANS BATS A THOUSAND Outhit Cubs in See-Saw Match That Wears Out Umpires WILL LAST THREE DAYS Dopesters Are Busy Foretelling Results; U. C. Seems to Be Favorite Whole School .12.5 36.3 Upper division. .19.1 46.4 Lower division.. 9.5 31.9 Men's frater-ttes ... 5.8 25.1 Women's fraternities ... 8.5 38.8 D Con. Inc. 7.0 4.5 7.6 3.9 1.9* 6.5 30.1 8.4 6.7 8.1 32.1 17.6 4.4 6.3 26.9 19.4 2.2 Paul Greene and Stanley Welsh, stars of the U. S. C. tennis squad, left early yesterday morning for Ojai where they will compete in the big state tennis tournament. Matches were scheduled for Thursday afternoon for nearly all the entrants. In the three days of playing both singles and doubles tournaments will be held, the finals of each being scheduled for Saturday afternoon. All Colleges Enter Teams Tennis “sharks” from nearly every college in California have entered. The championship of the stale will be decided at this tournament. Among the many players competing, certain individuals loom up as possible victors. In defeating Stanford by a clean sweep last Saturday the boys from U. C. will be heavy favorites. Jimmie Davies, the diminutive player from Stanford and present holder of the Pacific Coast Conference singles championship, succumbed to the attack of Wallace Bates of “Cal.” For this reason, Bates has been spoken of by the “dopesters’' as likely winner of this year’s state title. Taylor of Pomona. Shugart of Cal. Tech. and Walsh of U. S. C. should all put in a strong bid for lirst place. Doubles Teams Strong In the doubles tournament several strong and evenly matched teams have thrown their hats into the ring. Bates and Levy of U. C„ recent vlctoiB over Davies and Neer of Stanford, the present state title holders, loom up aB giants of the coast pastime. However, those from the north have not had the opportunity to play Greene nnd Welsh this year. These darkhaired racket slingers from U. S. C. have some mean strokes up tlieir sleeves and are capable of uncorking some death-dealing drives and smashes. The race for doubles chain-pionhsip is exoected to be a three-cornered battle between these teams from U. S. C., Stanford and U. C. Girls Enter a Team In conjunction with the college singles und doubles tournament, there will be open singles and doubles for both men anti women. A mixed doubles tournament is also on the program. U. S. C. has entered two co-eds in the women’s tournament, and they are expected to bring home the bacon Several nationally famous players are expected to take part in tlie open vonts. making the three days a premiere tennis fete. SAM STAGG SPEAKS AT “Y” HUT MONDAY Next Monday, at the Y M C. A . is to be "Student Day.” The meeting is to be conducted by John Robinson, Merle McGinnis, Hoy Johnson and Harold Harris, chairman There has been a steadily increasing attendance at these Monday meetings, and last time those present heard Sam Stagg. director of religious education at the Pasadena First M K. Church. “I** subject was “Religious Kducation 36.8 9.8 1.3 2.8 The question is frequently asked as to the numerical or percentage value which should be assigned to each of the letter grades. The theory of this (Continued on page 2) Speaking on “Preparing Young Men for Foreign Trade,” Mr. Harry Lee Martin injected some unexpected ideas into the minds of the Commerce Club at their meeting in the chapel Thursday noon. Mr. Martin, a graduate of U. S. C., is well knowrn as vice-presl-dent of tlie Mortgage Guarantee Company of this city. In the address, Mr. Martin dwelt with noticeable emphasis on the importance of social and linguistic training. Polish, in its strictest interpretation, is of prime importance, he pointed out. especially as we Americans are prone to neglect lt. Knowledge of the language must be mastered, he stated. In finishing up his talk, Mr. Martin took the opportunity to point out the possibilities of (domestic trade that should not be overlooked. He gave some Interesting figures to drive home his point. For instance, he stated, the Ford Motor Car Co. manufactures in one month more cars than the combined factories of France and Germany ln a like time. No business was taken up, but the plans for another Commerce Club dinner were announced, although no date has been reserved as yet. Another issue of the Commerce Club paper will appear at the dinner. DR. PARKER TELLS MBITS OF m Dr. George H. Parker, director of the zoological laboratories in Harvard, gave two lectures for university students, last Tuesday. In the first, which was given at 11:40, before the pre-medic students and others interested In biology. Dr. Parker discussed the field of biology, and prospects for the future. He also spoke of the practical application of biology in everyday life. “The Seals of Pribilof Island” was the topic for an illustrated lecture at 7 o’clock. Tuesday evening, in the “Y” hut Dr. Parker was one of a com mission appointed by the government in 1914 to study the seal problem 111 Alaska. The commission learned the habits of the seals, and the best methods of protecting them Before these investigations the number of seals was steadily decreasing. At the pre.sent the number Is increasing, although many seals are killed each year for commercial purposes. IMPORTANT MEETING In a game that was punctuated freely with the shifting back and forth of poor umpires and by the regular hitting of Swede Evans, the Trojan nine defeated the Southern Branch Wednesday by the score of 9 to 7. The game was played before a stand full of Cub rooters, and inasmuch as there was uo admission charge, there was no question that they got their money’s worth. Kvans batted 1,000 in five times at bat, while the umpires never batted an eye at making the raoBt Impossible decisions. In the way of excitement the con test was all that could be desired. The fireworks started in the first half of inning one, when the Trojans scored twice, the flrst tally coming when Farrar took a base on balls, was sacrificed by Everett to second, and scored on Evans’ single to left, Swede going to second when the left fielder juggled the ball before throwing It In Kuhns then doubled over the left field fence, scoring Evans. Hinrichs flied out to Quinn. Cubs Annex One The Cubs also scored in the first. Clrino, the flrst man up, was safe when Everett’s throw pulled Hinrichs off the bag. He took second when Banning sacrificed, and third on Justice's grounder to second, the latter being thrown out. A passed ball a moment later gave him the chance to score, and the flrst Cub run had been made. Quinn fanned. During the next three innings the Trojans made one run each time. A double to center by HinrlchB in the third, which scored Kuhns from flrst, was the feature of this period. The Cubs scored ln the second and third, but failed to deliver in the fourth, the score at the end of that round being (Continued on page 4) Individual Professors Will Determine Methods in Their Classes Sport fans of Southern ('alifornia will travel east to Redlands tomorrow to see Charles W. Paddock, sprinter extraordinary, make a valiant effort to ower his own marks, and all the superathletes of the South compete against one another for supremacy ln the annual A. A. U. track and Held meet at 2:30. Probably the most keen competition will result when the southern collegians compete for honors. Certain high school luminaries are also expected to register Bome worthy marks In the open events. Several members of last year'B Olympic team will be on hand to furnish "thrills” for the spectators. Relay Team Up North The “kick” hus been taken out of the quarter, half-mile and relay events by the departure of U. S. C.'s champion relay team for Seattle. Schiller will not be at Redlands to give Kilby another good run; neither will Wilson be on hand to stop the half-mile. Isenhouer, who was almost sure of a place ln tho 100-yard or 220-yard dash, Is also on the northern trip. As no other team has shown a great burst of speed, the recently squelched lyedlands relay team looms up as a very likely winner n that event. Sprints to Be Feature Charlie Paddock, world’s foremost sprinter, will be, without a doubt, the center of attraction. Tho Redlands track, it will be remembered, Is a particularly good cinder path and, with other things being equal. Charlie should skip over the short distances in record time. Following closely on his eels will be Forrest Blalock, whom Jean Cromwell has said is a champion in the making. Bienklron ,a high school youth from Compton, winner of both dashes at the recent S. C. high school meet, may surprise the college men in these events. He was clocked at 10 seconds flat In the hundred and 22:3 In the 220. Crlssman, from Cal. Tech., Is the only other sprinter in the south who looks dangerous. Houser May Enter The boy wonder from Oxnard high may enter in the weight events. This boy ln question, Houser, throws the twelve-pound shot with no apparent efTort. The discuss he tosses around like so much card board. His bost ln the shot-put (12 lbs.), Is 53 feet 2% Inches, whl'e he recently hurled the discusH 37 feet. His hest mark ln the latter is 145 feet. However, Just what he can do with the 16-pound pill tomorrow remains to he seen. At any rate, oth Evans and Boyle will have enough to keep them out of mischief for u short time. Distances a Draw Pomona and Redlands look very strong In the mile, half-mile and quarter. Mickey, of U. S. C., may slide in for a place in the mile, hut he will have o extend himself to do so. Kilby looks like a star In the quarter, due to the absence of Schiller, while the half-ille Is yet a mystery. Bill Yount of Redlands and Charlie Daggs of Pomona will battle for honors in the hurdle events. Both have been credited with good marks. Daggs will of Sigma Sigma, Tuesday, April 26, at 11:40, in Room 14. All members be there. Plans have finally been concluded by the Student Council for the adoption of the honor system during examinations, at the regular weekly meeting held last Monday noon ln the Y. M. C. A. office. Details will be left to the professors of the classes. Whether they will submit the questions und then leave the room, leaving each student upon his honor, or expect other students to report any "cribbing” seen by them, will be left for them to decide. The Student Council wishes the faculty to realize that the student body is behind the honor system, that It Is supporting it unanimously. The body Is acting as the representative of the classes, as it is composed of class presidents, the presidents of the Y. M. and Y. W., and the student body president. Each class president re celved instructions from his cluss to endorse the honor system, and the decision of the Student Council Is therefore the will of the students. POLITICIANS, ATTENTION Ail persons who Intend to be candidates for student body offices in the coming election must be certain 'that they are qualified according to the constitution of the A. S. B. in regard to scholarship and other requirements for eligibility. (Signed) A. 8. B. EXECUTIVE COM MITTEE. ! ! IMPORTANT ! ! A special called meeting of the A. S. B. Executive Committee. Monday, April 25th, at 11:40 sharp, in Room 14. Every member must be present. WRESTLERS PREPARE F( enter the races a favorite, as he has defeated Yount twice this season. Both were members of last year's Olympic team. In the broad jump Delphey has made 22 feet 3 inches, and Bill Yount of Redlands has leaped around that mark this season lingers, <>1 I S ('.will also enter the broad jump and should be among those finishing ln the finals. U. S. C. vs. Pomona for Honors Dick Emmons will be eligible for the pole vault, nnd with Chapman, should monopolize a majority of the points in this event. Unless Pomona upsets all advance dope, U. S. C. should emerge victorious among tho southern colleges, evon with the loss of four stnr men. Up to date, S. C. has won every A. A. U. meet they have entered, and with the material on hand this year’s prospects look anything but gloomy. Pomona, according to their performances this year, will be U. S. C.’s rival, and unless Redlands "comes through” ln the events they are expected to, the race for flrst plaqe will be too close for comfort for both the SagehenB and the Trojans. Rooters Expected "Anyone thinking that Pomona and Redlands will fill up tho grandstands with rooters has another guess coming. said Gwynn Wilson, before he left for Seattle. In other words, there will be ndcquutc accommodations for all those Intending to go from U. S. C. Along with tho schools mentioned, Occidental, California Tech. and S. B. U. C., will enter their most brilliant performers. As a result, Redlands will he fairly alive with college spirit tomorrow afternoon. The Pacific Electric have promised extra service on the Redlands line, in preparation for heavy traffic. L NEW LITTLE THEATRE MOVEMENT AT U. S. C. Three One-Act Plays to Be Presented at ‘Y’ Hut Thursday Evening LANCE AND LUTE ATTEND Special Settings Prepared for Plays; Give 'Y* Stage Real Professional Look Men, what do you weigh? Tills Is not a new Paramount production, but a very Important query coming from Coach Leo. Seven entries have al ready entered for the coming wrestling tournament* to be held In the gym on May 13, but the 108, 115, 158 and hea'.y-«eight classes are still ln need of en runts. The regular wrestling clsss bits added three new members to its roster who intend to get in shape for the tournament. Posters are being prepared to announce the contest, and the ups which are to be awarded will soon be placed on exhibition. Coach Lee is arranging to put on a small exhibition match very soon for the eneflt of the entrants. The gymnastic team has acquired two new memberu tn Mathess and liursha, and with the return of De Witt Taylor, the somersault artist, the team hopes to put up good contest. AMHERST NOTABLE SPEAKS | Professor Get tell, head of political science department at Amherst, will audress the graduate class on "The United St'.tes as a World Power,” next Tuesday. April 26th, at 3 p. m„ in the Y. M C. A. building. All thc faculty and senior class are Invited Presaging a new era in campus dramatics, the College of Oratory will present three one-act plays at the Y. M. C. A. Hut next Thursday evening. These plays represent the launching of a definite “Little Theater” movement at U. S. ('., such us exists ut Harvard, Columbia, California and other leading universities. In preparation for the presentation, the auditorium of the "Y" Is receiving a thorough spring renovating. Special Bettings liuve been designed for the plays,‘and the tiny “Y" stage has taken on a professional aspect. Lance and Lute to Attend Such Interest has been attached to the production that Lance and Lute, honorary dramatic fraternity, haB signified their Intention of attending in a body. The three plays chosen are “Where But in America?” written by Oscar Wolf, “The Florist Shop,” by Winifred Hawkins, and "The Rescue," from the pen of Klta Creighton Smith. “Where But In America?' Is a takeoff on the ever pressing servant problem. Those so unfortunate as to possess a temperamental Bridget, or frivolous Putle, will sympathize with the worried household of the play. The action of the play takes place at the dinner table, where, by the way, real edibles are consumed. Those in the < ast are Velna Grlbben, Annette Lindley. Merle McGinnis. 8tudy In Psychology "Tlie Rescue," a psychological study from the Harvard 47 Workshop, is played In the atmosphere of an old family mansion, where for years insanity had been passed from generation to generation. Irene Truesdale, Mabel Terry and Faye Kern are in the cast. Completing (he evening’s entertainment will be the “Florist Shop,” un-other Harvard pjay. As the name Implies, the scene of action transpires ln a florist shop. The central character is a maiden lady, who has been engaged for fifteen years, but who still cherishes fond hopes. Those in the cast are Olive Martin. Huth Seaver, O. Henry King, Glen Ingles and Harry C. Gurigus. >
|Title||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 12, No. 74, April 22, 1921|
Trojan 1 Home
Patronize Our Advertisers
Lo* Angele*, California, Friday, April 22, 1921
U.S.C. DOPED TO WIN A.A.U.
tlC DEARTH OF UNDIDATES FOR THE PRESIDENCY
Suffragettes Banding Together and Hope to Elect a Woman Chief Executive
POLITICIANS ARE BUSY
Four Active Hopefuls Are Being Placed in Limelight for Vice-President
Regisrtar’s Office Issues
Tabulation of Grades
By Paul E. Tix
"Who is going to run for president of the student body?” is the question being heard on every side at the pres ent time. For some reason or other less than a thousand persons have asked me that question, and to fore stall any more curious Information seekers I want to say right now that I don’t know.
The situation in regard to president this year is a curious one. Usually there are two or three men who stand out above all others and are logical candidates. This year, those who seem most fitted are staying out of the fight and letting George do it. George It bashful.
Suffragettes Thoughtful From more than one source has come the report that the militants on the campus are banding together and have a woman whom they will put up (or president. It is said that nearly all the feminine portion of the campus will band together, forget all their differences, and slip over something on the male crittcrs. If anything like this should happen, the men In these parts would have to get up and be hump themselves. And if this Ama ion did pull the trick, the eyes of the college world would certainly be focused on U. S. C.
New V.-P. Candidate A four-cornered race for the vice presidency is assured with the advent of Blanche Gauthier into the limelight. She has considerable backing. Until the present time Miss Gauthier has been devoHr.s herself to her studies, and from all reports her devotion has resulted in first-class grades. Gladys Crail and Billie Heinz ure preparing to make a stiff fight for the honor. Both of these girls are prominent in student body affairs and will carry a good many votes.
Gossip spilled the beans last week when she said t)i&t Rita Walker had withdrawn from the vice-presidential race and had decided to try for sec retary This was all wrong. She is alter fhe position of vice-president, and intends to get away with it. She has never changed her inind about the matter.
The professional politicians are In toeir glory, aud the various political machines on the campus are working overtime. Trading and bargaining Is the order of the day, and if some candidates are not careful they will promile to support two parties and get «lled by both. There is one thing that the candidates for all offices had better not neglect, and that one thing l! the professional schools. The off fsmpus colleges are as much a part 01 the University of Southern Oallfor Dia as Liberal Arts. They should be tfven as much consideration, and some *»y should be thought out to bring all closer together.
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