Daily Trojan, Vol. 46, No. 123, April 27, 1955
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, — PAGE TWO — Candidates Make Last Campaign Pleas Da/ a n PAGE FIVE Hadley Grand Slam Paces SC Win Vol. XLVI LOS ANGELES, CALIF-, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1955 NO. 123 Candidates Engage In Heavy Last Act McMahon, Bring In Late Dispute Executives ill Lead ob Panel Four executives who became esidents of million dollar com-inies before reaching the age of will conduct a panel discussion led “Opportunity” at 1:15 p.m. ;oday in FH 133. <The executives are members of the Young Presidents Organization. In order to become a member, they are required to become -esidents of a corporation with least a'$l million dollar anal sale before they reach the e of 43. Panel members will be Ernest Wilson, moderator, Ernest Pa-r Products Inc.; William H. rgess. Shavex Company: Lewis Glaser. Revel Inc.; and George Morton, Ferro Cast Corpora-n. . , All of these men started from ratch in building their million liar businesses. They will dis-ss capital required to go into siness. difficulties and- hazards business, personal characteris-needed, and what to look for employees. They will also talk about the port a nee of college grades in business training and actual i in this area for new sinesses. SC student body and facul-members are invited to at-the discussion, which is spon-red by the marketing depart-ent, School of Commerce, and -mmerce fraternities Alpha Kap-Psi. Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha lta Sigma, and the Society for Advancement of Management. UVe feel that all who come will a great deal from these com-presidents who have known to take full advantage of ir opportunities,” said Dr. Rob-|R. Dockson, marketing depart-lt head. By Jim Karayn With less than a day remaining until the zero hour when the election polls will open, office aspirants spent yesterday afternoon and evening campaigning anywhere they could find an assemblage in hopes of more votes. Jerry McMahon, ASSC presidential candidate, told the Commerce Council that there was cs agoo Movies, of UPA Staff ereTomorrow Tomorrow is “Magoo Day” according to United Productions of An*erica wThen three members of the UPA staff visit the department of telecommunications with the latest Magoo cartoons. A discussion is scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. in 231 Hancock. Pete Burness, director of the “Nearsighted Mr. Magoo” cartoons; Dick Shaw, creator of the plots for the cartoons; and Rita Cummings, head of publicity for UPA, will inform students of the conception of Magoo and his syctological influence on the merican people. Burt>?ss will show two Magoo films. “When Magoo Flew,” the academy award winning cartoon of 1954, and “Destination Magoo.” the latest Magoo cartoon. Dick Shaw will then show students how a Magoo cartoon is conceived and laved out with the use of a layout board. a definite two-party political system on campus. Three minutes after McMahon’s talk, his opponent, Murray Bring, entered the council chambers and declared that “SC has a one-party monopoly.” Bring told the council, attended by 15 people, of which seven were candidates for some office, that SC lacks “a healthy atmosphere in politics.” Following the commerce meeting, Bring was accompanied down University Avenue by his political foe, Ron .Weintraub, TRG-en-dorsed AMS presidental candidate. The two men cordially “questioned” each other as to campaigning expenditures. Identical Speeches Just as Bring arrived at the LAS Council session, McMahon completed an identical speech as the one he had made a few minutes before. Bring, also made an identical speech to the group. McMahon's campaigning prevented him from getting his battle column into the DT. Speaking before three groups yesterday noon, he said he was unable to complete the final draft of his column by the 2 p.m. deadline. One of McMahon’s most “lively” speeches was before a group of dental students, who wrere dissecting cadavers during the vote-getting session. Bring and three party workers spent Monday evening addressing 1000 letters to independent students. Both candidates have only been averaging four hours sleep per night for the last week; both are physically fatigued, but still mentally shrewd. Both men were scheduled to talk before a man and civilization class last night at the request of the course’s instructor, James McAree. Bring and McMahon each “hit the Row” last night boosting their own qualifications for the student body office. The AMS prexy candidates have not been idle since Monday either. Ron Weintraub invaded the Row Monday night escortig Patti Waggin, a striptease star from the Follies Burlesque. Miss Waggin’s political interest in SC was questioned by many, but she received an ovation at the fraternities, “demurely” clad in a form-fitting bathing suit and lace gloves. Miss Waggin’s appearance was a publicity stunt conceived by TRG party boss, Joe Cerrell. Last Saturday night she agreed to accompany Weintraub on the Row free-of-charge if a photographer could take pictures. The story is to appear in “True” magazine, according to Cerrell. Gerst Strips Too Not to be outdone by his opponent, Bob Gerst followed the Weintraub entourage down the Rowr giving his owrn “striptease.” As he entered each house he immediately flung off his coat and shouted, “Now let’s get down to business.” Weintraub and Cerrell have a tentative “coffee date” with Miss Waggin to tell her the election results Saturday night According to Cerrell, she is only 21 and attended Chico' State College for two years. “She had to quit college to go to work, but she’s saving her money so she can resume her college education in the future,” Cerrell said. Party chief Cerrell, who is suffering from a cold and fever, is distributing TRG pamphlets. He is organizing a marathon to pass out endorsements along University Avenue continuously during elections. The campaigning deadline is not such a strain on the 18 aspirants who are running uncontested. ASSC Secretary incumbent Sue Corwin candidly admitted that "I’m certainly glad financially, that I'm running unopposed.” Mur row, Oppenheimer Interview Screening Set for Faculty Club A film of Edward R. Murrow’s interview with Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer will be shown at the Faculty Club luncheon at noon today in the main dining room of Commons. The 50 minute film was made last year after Dr. Oppenheimer, head of the Institution for Advanced Study at Princeton University, was investigated as a security risk. It includes several subjects not covered in the shorter version televised on Murrow’s “See it Now.” Oppenheimer is one of the most controversial figures of the atomic age. His investigation gave scientists their first opportunity to voice their opinions of further development in nuclear weapons. Murrow is among the top television interviewers. He has travelled widely, and has brought the great and near great to audiences over both television and radio. This version of the famous interview includes Oppen-heimer’s view’s about the role of atomic physics in society, and his personal opinion of the relationship of the scientist to the world. Ticket Sales for Beau Arts Ball arge, According to Chairman >ril in Paris” will transfer if its atmosphere to SC stu-aturdav night, as the f Architecture presents B aux Arts Ball. ie costumed, masked ball, pat-emed after the one held every rear by the art students in Paris. 11 be held in the Chase Hotel Santa Monica for the entire tudent body. Tickets for the affair have been lling rapidly, Emil Benes. chair-an. reported yesterday. He added at as long as there were any ckets left they would be on sale the corner of the Student I Union. They are being sold for j $2.50 a bid. Costumes will follow the gen-' eral theme of the circus “Big Top” according to Benes. Decorations will add to the bohemian atmosphere. Queen of the Ball is Marie Wilson, who will appear at the dance. M.C. for the evening will be Johnny Carson, TV entertainer. Additional guests will be TV stars Barbara Ruick and Lorraine Tuthill. All the guests will be presented during the floor-show. Doorprizes will be given for the best costume, the least costume, and the most original costume, Benes said. This is the second masked ball presented by the architecture students. It is an all university function. and no other social events have been scheduled for Saturday night. Some of the fraternities and sororities are holding exchanges at the Ball, Benes added. The dance is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. and end around 1 a.m. Allan Ck>rden is the band slated to play for the Ball. A roving band will also appear, but the name will not be announced until later, Benes said. Tight vigil Elections Begin Today On Voting 1 Expected Voting procedure will be strictly adhered to during the three-day student body elections starting today. Voting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in front of the Doheny Memorial Library Building. All books, campaign materials, or electioneering literature must be left outside the polling area. No posters will be on display any closer than 150 feet from the polling area. Authorized Workers No one will be allowed within the polling area except those voting, members of the Elections Commission, and Senate Elections Investigating Committee, those authorized to work within the polling area, and faculty advisers. Voters will enter the polling area at Station 1 and proceed to Station 2. At Station 2 the voter will present his identification Card which will be compared with the filed duplicate identification Card. The voter must sign the back of the duplicate and take both cards to the next station. Independents, Veterans, and foreign students will go to Station 3 and others to Station 4. Ballot Will Be Recorded At Station 4, the ballots to which the voter is entitled will be recorded on the back of the duplicate Identification Card and his signatures compared. Ballots will be given the voter at Station 5 and his ID cards rechecked. The duplicate identification Card will be stamped with the correct date and put in a special box. These cards will be kept on hand to detect any discrepancies during the election. At Station 6. all ballots must be marked with the specially designated IBM pencil to be recorded by the machine. All ballots, even if unmarked, must be placed inside the ballot box. Special Senator’s Ballot The ballots will be printed on IBM cards and the candidates listed alphabetically. There will be* a special senator-at-large ballot which is described on page 3. Separate lines will be maintained for men and women students throughout the voting and all law and medicine studets will get their duplicate identification cards at a special table. El Rod Editorial Section Planned El Rodeo’s 1956 editor will be selected from the seven applicants by the Board of Publications at 2:30 p.m. in the International Lounge today. Applicants wrho have turned in petitions must be present this afternoon at the following time. Tony Collins, 2:30; Efton Ehlert, 2:50; Ted Gardner, 3:05; David Loshin, 3:20; John McGovern, 3:35; Stuart Snyder, 3:50; Joyce Steele, 4:05. Three-Day Polling Set MURRAY BRING . . seeks election JERRY McMAHON . . . leads TRG Will 'Antenna-Sit' Until Elected; Dares Opponent to Follow Suit John Davies, Immature Student Government candidate for ASSC vice president, revealed at a press conference yesterday that he is switching tactics In order to run for ASSC secretary. Practical Joker Davies then proceeded to hurl a public challenge at TRG-backed candidate Sue Corwin to meet him in a “spirit contest.” He intends to sit atop the antenna on Hancock Hall until (a) he wins the election, (b) the antenna collapses, or (c) the GUC coats him in bronze and makes him a landmark. “My opponent has shown a complete lack of school spirit and has completely flaunted all ideas of morality and decency by not holding her cards at eye level during the football card stunts,” Davies declared in a scathing blast at his opposition. “On one occasion she even held up a red card instead of a white one. % “If not elected by at least 800 votes, I will jump off the tower Friday evening,” Davies stated. When asked about his aims and ambitions if elected, Davies promised immaturity in student government, dissolution of the ASSC Senate, card stunt practice every Monday night In the Coliseum, limiting the use of the Grill to seniors so that the incentive to become a senior, which is lacking now and will develop; freshmen hazing. “Whenever the elections are, I’ll be on the antenna watching you voters, and I urge everyone who is apathetic to com© out and vote for me—that means all of you.” Service Croups To Watch Voting By Jo Foasberg The serenity of Alumni Park will give way today to election clamor, as students prepare to go to the polls in the first of the three days of the spring balloting. Biggest and bitterest of the battles will be for the AMS and ASSC presidencies, as 65 candidates vie for 45 offices. Fncontested Offices Although 18 of the offices are uncontested. Election Commissioner Bette Dobkin expressed her hope for a turnout of about 3000 students. Polls will open at 9:30 a.m. and remain open until 4:30 p.m. In charge of the polls this year for the first time in the history of the university, will be the women’s service organizations, Chimes, Spurs, Amazons, and Phrateres. Avoid Corruption It is hoped by the administration that by placing the responsibility of seeing that the election is "run honestly with these honorary groups, corruption of the past can be avoided. Another unprecedented feature of this election is that the votes will be counted on IBM machines. This method was used in the special election earlier this year, but it has never been used in a general election before. Sucker Sales Sucker sales will be conducted by the Independent W’omens Council in front of the polling area. These sales will continue through the three days of voting. The dime suckers hearing the label “don’t be a sucker — vote” are partly a promotional device to urge students to vote, and partly to raise money for the Walls of Troy. Candidates dropping out of the race yesterday w>ere Dave Bear, who was running for engineering vice president, and Syd Deem. Deem, originally running for three offices, veterans’ representative, engineering vice president, and engineering president, dropped all except veterans representative, concentrating his efforts on the one office. Nine Choice* Of the 12 candidates running for senator-at-large, nine will be elected through the Hare proportional system, which allows voters to indicate their first nine choices in preferential order. The two ASSC president candidates, Jerry McMahon and Murray Bring, both expressed their hope that the students would get out and vote in demonstration of their support of school government. Hard Work McMahon said, “I have worked as hard as I possibly can for not only the past three weeks, but the past three years: I feel that if people look at qualifications they will vote for me. This is not to sav I am confident of victory, hut I am sure that if a large number of students vote with these thine* in mind. I’ll win.” Bring said, “I am hopeful that this will be one of the largest turn outs we have ever had in a school election. I also hope that a good many Independents will vote, since this is their opportunity to back an Independent candidate. Unless 4 or 5 thousand vote the administration will feel there is no interest in school government: this is the chance t prove that this interest do< exist.” Delta Sigs Selling 75th' Year Matches Watches with diamonds on the faces emblematic of SC’s Diamond Jubilee are now available to students through Delta Sigma Pi, professional Commerce fraternity. “USC” and “75th” will be written on the face in cardinal script, acocrding to Joe Delavigne, wTatch committee chairman. The watches may be purchased only through the fraternity. Students may obtain information by calling Richmond 74087. MIXED DIVISION Songfest Tryouts Continue Today Organizations entered in the Mixed Division of Songfest will audition this afternoon in Bovard starting at 3:30 p.m., Songfest Chairman, Bob Jani said yesterday. Audition times for the third day of preliminaries are as follows: 3:30—Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Chi 3:45—Alpha Delta Pi and Theta Chi 4:00—Kappa Kappa Gamma and Acacia 4:15—Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4:45 _ Alpha Gamma Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon 5:00 — Town and Gown and Marks Hall 5:15—Kappa Delta and Delta Chi 5:30—Phi Rho Sigma 5:20—Alpha Tau Omega All entries are to report to the south alley behind Bovard at least ten minutes before assigned audition time. Acording to Jani, auditions are not open to students. Members or organizations not participating will not be admitted. “Any group that fails to appear at assigned time will automatically be dropped from the finals,” Jani warned. The Mixed Division is open to one female and one male organization. There can be a maximum of 80 singers, and a minimum of 24. Any type of song may be sung, but there is a limit of three songs in a medley. The only choreography that will be acepted will be dancing in place. No props are allowed in the Mixed Division. NOTICE Apr. 27—Administration parking lot annex will be reserved for the meeting today of the Building and Grounds Committee. Apr. 28—Administration parking lot annex will be reserved for the meeting of the Women’s Activity Group. May 4—Town and Gown parking lot will be reserved for the Speech and Hearing group meeting. Elton D. Phillips, Business Manager ★ Responsible Party Platforms When you vote today, you will find many candidates have party designations after their names on the ballot. Wh.at does this mean? Some campus political observers say this means they are endorsed by a party—an organization designed for the sole purpose of getting certain people elected to office. The party leaders often say the party members are held together by certain principles. These principles, however, are often unstated, or if stated are vague or abstract. They can’t be measured directly by the voters. Students are urged to support a certain party because its candidates will promote such things as “better government” or “true representation.” Since there are seldom clearly distinguishable principles, the main test of parties at SC must be the party platform— its objectives and how hard the party senators work to carry them out. Student officers have a responsibility to make a conscientious effort to fulfill every objective of their party’s platform. Party leaders have sometimes bragged that they condone no party line voting— every party senator is free to vote as he chooses. This policy is completely inconsistent with the party responsibility needed to carry out a platform. If a party can not depend on solidarity in carrying out its platform objectives, it becomes no more than an expedient election coalition. Where do the present parties fit m on the matter of party platform responsibility? Let’s look at the record. Mature Students Government Party is a new organization this spring, so there is no previous platform to check. Trojans for Representative Government Party last year based its campaign on 11 main objectives. The results can be classified in five categories: 1—definitely accomplished; 2—worked on it but no major tangible accomplishments; 3—hard to estimate results; 4— found goals not feasible, or 5—didn’t even try. • TRG reached the goals of building the Walls of Troy and establishing a student discount service. TRG senators and houses strongly supported the “Walls” project. TRG senators also voted unanimously to bring to campus the National Student Association which initiated the discount service. The party claims to have made progress in promoting better relations between the student body and administration, in promoting better parking facilities, and in promoting free expression and political rights on campus through the forum committee. Just how much progress can be traced to TRG efforts in these fields is difficult to estimate. TRG also claims that its senators have made—as the party promised—all class, council, and committee appointments on the merit system. The validity of their claim, obviously, cannot be determined. Two TRG platform planks were dropped after investigation convinced senators that th.ey were unfeasible. These were the proposed check-cashing service and nonprofit bookstore. No effort at all was made by TRG senators to carry out the other three objectives. One was to “improve the physical characteristics of the university.” TRG Chairman Joe Cerrell says this point was “a mistake” on the part of the previous party administration, and that it should have been integrated with the objective of building the Walls of Troy. The objective of lessening the red tape in registration was completely forgotten by the TRG senators. No TRG senator ever said a word or introduced a plan in support of that campaign promise. The TRG senators also ignored their promise to promote “an efficient counseling service.” No program was proposed. No mention was made. We are glad to see that some of the TRG platform has been accomplished, but we think it an insult to the voters who elected nine TRG senators for the full year and three more in the special election that no effort was made to carry out other parts of the platform. When a candidate runs on a platform, we believe it is his responsibility to those wb.o elected him to get behind the entire program and push hard. Of course, no comparison is possible with the MSG Party. But the voters today should take into consideration the record of TRG. Evaluate it yourself and make your decisions accordingly. There are some good, concrete objectives on both platforms this year. We hop* that next spring every senator of both parties can point proudly to this spring’s platform knowing he has worked hard to fulfill his party’s promises.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 46, No. 123, April 27, 1955|
|Description||Daily Trojan, Vol. 46, No. 123, April 27, 1955.|
|Contributing entity||University of Southern California|
, — PAGE TWO — Candidates Make Last Campaign Pleas
PAGE FIVE Hadley Grand Slam Paces SC Win
LOS ANGELES, CALIF-, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1955
Candidates Engage In Heavy Last Act
McMahon, Bring In Late Dispute
Executives ill Lead ob Panel
Four executives who became esidents of million dollar com-inies before reaching the age of will conduct a panel discussion led “Opportunity” at 1:15 p.m. ;oday in FH 133.