The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 12, No. 4, September 30, 1920
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The home folks would ap- preciate The Trojan. Sub- scribe now. feSouthe^ California kJAN Support Trojan adver- tisers and they support us. Vol. XII Los Angeles, California, Thursday, September 30, 1920 No .4 RESIDENT TALKS AT FIRST CHAPEL OF SCHOOL YEAR Warns of Dangers to Pursuit of Main Object in College Life BOOKS ARE IMPORTANT Automobiles Become Pernicious Aids to Students’ Downfall When Misused r President Bovard, at chapel yesterday, in an, interesting and personal talk to the assembly, outlined the duties of the student and commented upon some of the pitfalls which the unwary are liable to fall into before their school careers are well begun. Expressing his pleasure and gratification with the large enrollment, and particular <v with the presence of so many of the students of last year and former years, he stressed the importance of the students co-operating with the school administration and faculty through the various organizations. Not the least important of these organizations is the Assembly Committee and Dr. Bovard expressed the hope that future devotional hours will be largely attended. Discussing pitfalls for the student to avoid, he said: “Entertainment is not the chief aim in school life by any means. Books should not be submerged by student activities." He warned new students not to misinterpret statements made by older students, some of them leaders, to the effect that a zealous interest should be taken in student activities. This does not mean the subordination of the main object for which one comes to college, the acquirement of organized knowledge and mental discipline. Misuse of Cars The misuse of the automobile was criticized by the president. “There is nothing wrong with the possession of an automobile in itself,” he stated, “but the wrong is in its misuse.” He told of a girl who attended U.S.C. last year and whiled away many of her recitation hours in riding about town with the machine her father had provided for the purpose of going to and coming from school. The distractions of the city came in for a share of condemnation, the conflict with the school curriculum being a dangerous one to good scholarship, or even to the bare accomplishment of a poor grade of school work. “Fraternities and sororities at U.S. C„” he said, “are very lax in the matter of taking in new members. Before admission to a fraternity or sorority, a student should have some record. At least one semester’s attendance should be required, so that an acquaintance with a candidate's personality and character may be Rained, together with some idea of his ability as a student.” The president emphasized the fact that so long as the local frats and sororities are lax in this respect, so long will national bodies refuse to grant a charter here. Y. M.-Y. W. TO HOLD JOINT RECEPTION FRI. The Y. M. C. A.-Y. W. C. A. joint annual reception will be held Friday evening, Oct. 1, at 8:00 p. m., In the V. M. Ci A. Hut. AU students of the university are invited. ARNOLD WE8TON IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF U. H. S. JUNIORS The junior class of the University Hit<h School has elected tlifc’ following officers for the semester: President, 'mold Weston; vice-president, Gladys Marry; secretary and treasurer, May '•-“nkins; member of the board of athletics, Fred Pfluhaupt. Carmi Wycoff is the class historian. “PREXY” TIPS FRESHIES OF WATERY DAYS AHEAD Any Freshman who thinks that he can “get away” during the next few weeks without wearing a green cap or visiting the tank is much in error, according to Gwynn Wilson, president of the A. S. B. “Prexy” gives further warning* that all opportunity for amends will soon be past, leaving the neglectful frosh face to face with the cold, cold water. “It is to be sincerely hoped that it will not be necessary to garnish the old aqua with ice, but that depends on circumstances,” said Wilson in an interview yesterday. "There are a few caps left, which fact,” continued Wilson, should be sufficient warning to the wise. “As in the past, the Sophomores will have full charge of the tank and its new acquaintances. If the Sophs do not fare well in the pushball contest, the tank will afford them chance for revenge. “Furthermore, Freshmen are again warned to study the ‘Bible’ industriously and to be sure that they are abiding by all our moss covered traditions. Freshmen do not seem to realize that they should not tread on the grass and that there’s a little old tradition committee on the campus with the one purpose of reporting offenders." SEASON TICKETS OFF Ti Sales Indicate Spirit of Indif* ference Exists Among Student Body “Far from satisfactory,” said President Gwynn Wilson, when asked about the sale of season tickets. After a strenuous campaign carried on through the columns of the Trojan, bulletin board advertising and personal soliciting the committee has succeeded in forcing 500 tickets into the pockets of as many students. Tomorrow is the last day these tickets will be on sale. Students who do not take advantage of the present offer will pay two, or three times as much for admission to the games at the gate. It is said that, in spite of the increasing enrollment, the season tickets have never before sold so poorly. Freshmen Women Not Exempt From U. S. C. Traditions If freshmen girls had expected to wear tortoise shell goggles and an intellectual expression on their worldly countenances, as the only evidences of their “newness,” they will find that hey have omitted a small, perhaps, but important factor; namely, a strip of emerald green, to be worn on the sleeve. Not, they well understand, because of some new fangled fad which they have been honorably chosen to introduce to U. S. C.; but wholly as an advertisement that they are loyal to the class of ’24, and to their fellow men, who are obliged to grin sheepishly from beneath the hue of their redi tipped green spot. Sometimes it is found that the youngsters, who are allowed to stray from the maternal apron strings of their domestic abode, are inclined to be naughty and disobey the wishes of their superiors. Therefore, to whom it may concern, it is gravely announced that to any freshman girl failing to appear with a green embellishment by Friday, a penalty will be inflicted. This, however, will not be in the form of the usual dark room, heretofore used by the family heads, but in view of the fact that the young ladies have at this stage become more mature, they will be compelled to turn temporary charwoman. Or, to be more explicit, at any vacant period of the offender, she will be rather forcibly requested to scrub a cement*^quare in front of the main building with a tooth brush. If this does not bring the required results, a severe penalty may have to be resorted to. Remember, Friday a. m., the green ribbons will be on sale in th$ main building. A. W.S. Sing is Best Many Years Sophmores Triumph Over Frosh, 32 to 2 ASSEMBLY AT 11:40 The first assembly of the College of Commerce and Business Administration will be held today at 11:40 A. M. in the Chapel. A statement will be made concerning the purpose and ideals of the new college, and the presence of all students registered in the College of Commerce is required. S. L. Weaver will be present, representing the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, of which body he is the first vice-president. Henry S. McKee, of the Merchants National will make a fifteen-minute address. Introductions of members of the staff and announcements concerning the day and evening divisions will be made. ENGINEERS’ SMOKER SLATED FOR OCTOBER 1 Engineers are looking forward to the smoker announced for Friday evening, October 1, in the hall at th*-corner of University and Jefferson streets. E. K. Albert, President of the University Chapter of the American Association of Engineers, who is In charge of arrangements, promises some fast boxing matches and other exhibitions. The evening will be de voted to getting acquainted and to presenting to new students the advantages of membership in the chap ter. in “Gee, it’s great to be a girl at U. S. C.” enthusiastically carrolled 250 coeds, last night, at tlie highly successful annual A. W. S. sing, held at the College of Liberal Arts. The girls assembled on the steps of the administration building, at 7 p. m.. and were led in singing by Grace Cooper, president of A. W. S., and Marie June Dennis. The affair was in charge of Jenny Fridd, who is the temporary social chairman of A. W. S. Following the singing of popular songs, the party proceeded to Exposition Park, stopping at the women’s dormitory and other houses for women students to serenade and gain fresh recruits. At the park a clever program was staged, which follows: A reading, “The Bear Story,” by Fav Kern, which was heartily applauded and encored. A musical number, “Mammy o’ Mine,” by the Dennis sisters. ^ An animated cartoon, “Wild Nell,” read by Dora 'Gene Golder, incited much merriment. The cast read: Wild Nell............Charlotte Kastall Handsome Harry........Ariel Stevens l^ady Vere de Vere...Helen Nicholson Hula Hula...............Ituth Capito Sitting Bull.........,...Lucy Landau Bull Durham............Thelma Shye Prominent women students served | ice cream to the guests, after which j the crowd dispersed at 9:30. --—---- “Big Sisters” to Gambol on Lawn with “Li’l Sisters” "Little sisters,” under the care of j their new "big siBters,” are invited to ■ ittend the "little sister party,” which will be held next Wednesday, from 3 *o 6, on the front lawn. The party will *» Informal, and as there are 260 new vnmen students ln the university this year, and each has a big sister ,a large attendance is expected by the com mittee in charge BIG SISTERS GREET LITTLE ONES AT PARTY Two hundred girls were bu^y shaking hands with their big or little sisters yesterday afternoon in Athena Hall. The reception room was decorated in a striking color scheme of rreen and gold. Green, it fight be best to explain, was in greeting for the freshmen girls, and gold, because of its importance in the university colors. , Crepe paper streamers of the two colors wee gracefully interwoven, and hung loosely from the center of the room to its extremities. Tlie fe.ns and laisies which briGutcned the corners of the room, blended nicely with the tngings. Little yellow cards .each bearing a iainty green shirtwaist, were presented to each girl, with the instruction to write her name on it. These, worn conspicuously, proved very successful as “introducers” and many girls who had heretofore felt themselves more or less friendless at U. S. ".. were soon chatting gaily with each other. After a lively talk by the chief Big Sister, the following program was ?iven: Marion Joplin..............Vocal solo Iris Estes....................Reading Virginia Smith.............Piano solo Billy Heinz..................Reading Margaret Crist and June Harris.Stunt Venus Wilson..............Vocal solo Marie Dennis................Reading Refreshments were served, in the nrevailing color scheme, consisting of orange ice and wafers. Five p. m. "une all too soon, but before the crwod dispersed, some of the popular university songs were sung. These were new to many of the girls but, nevertheless, were sung with as much zest as they would have sung America. Crazy Quilted WandersWay Off “Where, oh, where, has our little bench gone, Oh, where, oh where can It be? They hid it here, oh dear—oh dear, ’Neath the branches of a tree.” TIiub moaned the engineers early yesterday morning when they arrived upon the campus to find that the pet of the department—that peculiar looking object strangely resembling Joseph’s coat of many colors—had been spirited away in the night. Much dismay was experienced by the suddenly gray-haired engineers who had been wont to repose upon said varl-Rated futuristic blot upon the horizon. Ye bench was nowhere within Ihe radius of a block or so. Bench Beneath Boughs Some bright person discovered said article of dissension near the Theology building partially hidden by boughs of a tree which had conveniently been piled up. Nobody known the identity of the perpetrators of the dark mystery— somebody has suggested that perhaps it was done as a ceasure of revenge because of the fact that the engineers are to have a smoker the night of the Y. M.-V. W. reception. The act of spiriting away the bench held sacred by the engineers occurred tbe night of the womep’s serenade, but who would have the audacity to suggest that any of our shy and re tiring co-eds would ^o such a tiling7 NOTICE All girls who can secure flowers or greenery of any description, are usked by the decoration committee to bring their contributions to the Y. W. C. A. office any time Friday This will be used in decorating for the joint Y M. and Y W reception. By Cholia Ahmadilla Repeating last year’s performance, the class of 1923, won the right to be the predominating lower ciass for this year by overwhelmingly trouncing the freshmen in the annual pushball conest yesterday. When the scorekeepers had cooled down, the Burroughs and the smoke had cleared enough to show the figures the final ballot stood: Sophs, 32; Frosh, 2. The game was a walkaway, as you have guessed, from the score. Nobody was killed, but many were in need of an ambulance or a beautiful nurse, perhaps the latter. The affair ended when the freshmen interrupted the soph victory serpentine. The serpentine disappeared, as did many freshmen lids. A nice time was had by all! The game was played In five minute quarters—four of them, aB usual. No substitutes were allowed in the game until the half ended. It gave all the men who went In the first half a nice chance to get played out. The sophs started with a rush. They rambled over the goal line for 17 points in the first quarter, 10 In the second and five in the third. Let ub explain, the ball, when placed behind the opponent’s goal line counts five, whien pushed out the side within ten yards of the goal line it counts two. The second year men put it over the back line Bix times and out the side once. Al Wesson, sophomore president, was one of the shining luminaries for the winners in that first quarter. Al was every place, all of the time. In the second quarter he was hit amidships by a husky frosh an<J subsided for the rest of the game. Orri, the little Japanese boy, kept the freshmen busy trying to keep him busy. He generally had two or three men around him trying to get away. He wrapped one leg around their necks, his arms grabbed an ear, and they were Becurely fastened out of danger. Schultz, the former Manual Arts yell leader, was undoubtedly the big man of the rooks. He was lured away during the morning and locked ln a fraternity barn. He managed to break his bonds in some way and appeared on the field just before the first whistle blew. His green lidded cohorts cheered lustily. Thetr Napoleon had returned! He failed to turn the tide by any hook or crook, and the sophomores walked over the peagreeners for a two-time victory. No clasB can do more. It is up to the freshmen to redeem themselves ne*’t year. Besides Schultz, the sophomores captured two other freshmen and held them during the melee. Their brethren are breathing into their ears that they had the best end of the bargain. Many of them would have preferred to be handcuffed some place rather than chasing the leather cloud about the football turf. Sitting still is easier than fighting a husky gang, say they. By the victory, the sophs establish their right to tell the freshmen what they shall and what they shall not do during the remainder of the year. Paul Greene acted as field captain for 1923, and Schultz did the leading of the babes. Sigma Chi Announces Pledges and Affiliations Sigma Chi announces the pledging of Craig Bell, Manual Arts H. S.; Metcalf Van Woriner, Springfield, 111.; Stewart McDonald, Manual Arts H. S.; Harvey Craig, Los Angeles H. S.; Hode Gibson, Mason City, Iowa; Ralph Lockwood, Hollywood H. S.; George Tighe, Fillmore; Chester Dolly, Long Beach; Frank Von Mohr, Pasadena; John Milton, Wilwaukee, Wls.; Gordon Campbell .St. John’s Academy, Wls. They announce the affiliation of Joe King, Omega Chapter, Northwestern University; George Stoddard, Beta Ep-sllon Chapter, University of Utah; Carlyle Scott, Epsilon Chapter, George Washington University; Harold Curtis, Beta Pi Chapter, Oregon Agricultural College
|Title||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 12, No. 4, September 30, 1920|
|Description||The Southern California Trojan, Vol. 12, No. 4, September 30, 1920.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
The home folks would ap-
preciate The Trojan. Sub-
Support Trojan adver-
tisers and they support us.
Los Angeles, California, Thursday, September 30, 1920
RESIDENT TALKS AT FIRST CHAPEL OF SCHOOL YEAR
Warns of Dangers to Pursuit of Main Object in College Life
BOOKS ARE IMPORTANT
Automobiles Become Pernicious Aids to Students’ Downfall When Misused r
President Bovard, at chapel yesterday, in an, interesting and personal talk to the assembly, outlined the duties of the student and commented upon some of the pitfalls which the unwary are liable to fall into before their school careers are well begun.
Expressing his pleasure and gratification with the large enrollment, and particular |