Text for Daily Trojan, Vol. 41, No. 51, November 21, 1949
Monday, Nov. 21, 1949
Southern California DAILY TROJAN
P. R ASHLEY
City Editor_Ben Weinberg, Jr.
MICHAEL J. LYNCH
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Chess Might Improve Your Mind—But
Chess may make you smarter. It may also increase your power of concentration. But the one thing it does not do is increase your conversational ability.
Step up to the student lounge and prove it. A typical conversation is mostly nothing. There were four men playing there the other day and this is what they said:
Harrumph, I see a move. Yeah, but don’t try it, its murder.
Try it. I get your second pawn.
You shouldn’t have moved it. See!
Ha! You think so. Now.
No. No, No, I didn’t see it. Ha!
I’ve got to go to class.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
In American colleges and, in fact, in most colleges of the world, we, the students, are suppa^dly presented with the perfect answer to an education. While being pushed over the sacred ground of knowledge at a geared speed, as the modem automobile is propelled •long, we attempt to find our way.
▲11 of our directed minds go hopping along over the barriers of life with the aid of “leaders” who direct us with programs of “tests,” ••grades,” “attendances,” and “recitations,” no doubt designed to make tha struggling student realize his goal by the shortest road possible.
Now actually, what is this thing Balled higher education? Is it to know what is on Lord So-and-So’s table in Scene XI (found in the stage directions), or is it to grasp the thought and spirit of education—the will to accomplish by one’s own drive? Surely, if we can grasp •omething that will guide us forever, then we have made the wise Investment. Do the “leaders” fail to understand this, or do they re-gretably follow the easier road? For today, the greatest asset seems to tw the overweighted enjoyment of mere memory, imitativeness, and the persistent will to re-create other people’s plans. A parrot's mind will dp for the shorter examinations, but for the longer ones, an elephant's Is much better.
Let us have provoking thought and argument in college and not Just the memorisation of the minds of others, both worthy and unworthy.
At the end of each semester, a student can reflect back over the months and, perhaps honestly, say that there was one “leader” who gave me an insight on thought. The trivial of education can be found in any good book, but the will to a greater life can only be found in man.
iRemembcr that it may be pleasant to sit around the fire in the evening and recall the characters from the novels of Balzac, but that is only intended for those who have nothing better to think about. Pray let us get at the essentials of education. Name Withheld
One SC Team Doesn't Worry About Winning
in Nicols; .head debate
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There is one coach on campus who doesn’t think winning games is the sole purpose of training. He is Dr. Alan Nicols; ,head debate coach.
29th year at SC, feels that while winning decisions is fine, it certainly is not the purpose of forensic training. The real purpose is to put forward a good effort at all times, regardless of victory or defeat. This philosophy has been installed in debate at SC.
Apparently it has paid off, for SC debate teams have compiled a 72.8 percentage of all tournament and decision debates won by the
DR. ALAN NICOLS System Pays Off
university teams, computed from the total of the last 26 years of competition.
INSPIRATIONAL Dean Pic’l, one of the stars of this years team, says Dr. Nicols greatness lies in his inspirational qualities. “He is extremely conscientious and inspires you to do your best,” said Pic’l.
Dr. Niool was graduated from the University of Iowa He received a Bachelor of Law degree from Colorado university, and a Masters •degree in law and political science at SC. He also earned a Doctors degree in political science from the University of Berlin.
Dr. Nicols thinks the most obvious development in (Jpbate since the 20 s has been the change in emphasis from debates on the public platform before audiences to group participation in tournaments.
“On the whole this new emphasis is advantageous because it al-
lows scores of students to participate in intercollegiate competition whereas the old system concentrated on developing a few stars,” he said.
COYTR MOST OF NATION
Dr. Nicols has helped build debate at SC to such magnitude that Trojan debate squads now travel thousands of miles annually, covering most of the nation. Last year one tournament was held in Can ad a. The university finances all these trips, including first class rail transportation, with adequate hotel and meal allowance.
Assisting Dr. Nicols this year are W. Charles Redding, acting head of the speech department, and Fred Bowman, graduate assistant in debate.
Dr. Nicols gives all students who try out for debate a fair chance. Everyone is given the opportunity to prove himself, at least to indicate his potentialities, by entering local and practice tournaments in the Southern California area
“This impartiality has helped debaters work hand in hand with the football team in building the reputation of SC,” said Omar Kureishi, team manager.
FROM ALL CORNERS
6C debate teams have appeared not only in formal competitive debate, but in all the recognized forms of forensics, impromptu, extemporaneous, oratory, discussion, and experimental types. Many of them have appeared before community audiences. Others appeared on radio programs, including broadcast from coast to coast.
The majority of Dr. Niools’ debaters have gone into law after finishing their debate training. The squad comes from all comers of the campus, and sometimes from all comers of the world.
In the spring of 1948 there were included a cinema major, two from international relations, a psychology major, one or two speech majors, a student athletic manager, and one engineering major. Three transfer students from Pakistan were among the most valuable, as well as the most lively members of the squads. All the major races and creeds of the world have been included among SC debaters in recent years.
Plans are underway for expanding the debate program beyond its present limits, although ih each of the years since 1945-46 around 800 students have participated in debate.
Dr. Nicols has had his hands full.
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LOVELY JUNE HAVER steps out of her dressing room on the Warner brothers lot to remind you that the 1949 Christmas Seal sale opens Monday, when more than 650,000 Los Angeles county families will receive the traditional holiday
$500,000 Christmas Seal DriveOpens Today
Los Angeles county residents will have something special to look for in their mailboxes next week—the 1949 Christmas seals which will te sent to more than 650,000 families in the area The colorful Christmas seals, which depict a modernistic dove in flight, are going to the postoffice this weekend, and will be delivered to the homes beginning Monday morning, when the 1949 campaign officially opens.
A $500,000 goal has been set for the sale, which is being conducted throughout the nation for tlie 43rd consecutive year, making it one of the oldest cooperative fund-raising programs in the nation.
ADDITIONAL TASK Christmas seal dollars, which have helped to force down the tuberculosis death rate more than 80 per cent during this period, have an additional task in Los Angele.s county. Besides supporting the fight against tuberculosis, they finance the intensive heart disease and rheumatic fever programs of the Los Angeles County Tuberculosis and Health association.
Tuberculosis,” pointed out Kenneth A. Hartzell, president of the Association’s Combined Christmas Seal fund, “is being conquered but it still represents a major threat to the health of our community. The leading killer among the communicable diseases, it has long been the major enemy of young adults. Today, it is attacking more people in
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the middle-aged groups than in the past. Heart disease, of course, is primarily a disease of the middle years, and it causes one death in Los Angeles county every 48 minutes.
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“Rheumatic fever, which strikes most often in the 5-14 age group, not only confines our youngsters to their beds for long and painful months, but often leads tc serious heart trouble in later life,” Har-zell continued. “You can understand, then, why we must all support this campaign, why we must all help in the battle against our disease enemies.”
Within the next 12 days, he said, supplemental sales would open in some 106 communities within the county for the benefit of those who do not receive Christmas seals through the mail. Booths will be opened in key locations, and self-service merchandisers will be placed in more than 2000 retail stores.
In announcing the mailing of the Christmas seals, Hartzell pointed out that the Post Office department is urging that everyone mail their holiday letters, cards and packages as early as possible to avoid last minute confusion. “We are sending our Christmas seals at this time so that we can do our part in preventing a postal jam. We hope that those who buy our Christmas seals will do their part in sending their Christmas mail as soon as possible,” he said.
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The Tirebiter Story
Ed.jXote: In spit* of thr ream* of materia! < arr I «1 on Qeorce. Tirebiter in the past, hi* rather amailnr life ha* never been chronicled in detail. Th!a ia the second of ft biographical series on the errant mutt.
by RALPH BROMS
The plaudits of an adoring multitude have made no change in
George Tirebiter’s personality. As always, he is aloof and, except toward a chosen few, downright unfriendly.
’When students stop to speak to him, he generally ambles away in a manner that borders on the insulting. When they pet him, the reaction is the same only more so, usually accompanied by a desultory swipe at a disturbing flea'
HELLO GEORGE Nevertheless, almost everybody gives him a “hello George,” and many try to pet him, despite the fleas and George’s public scratching. The only things that shake his imperturbable calm are Firestone-clad whirling wheels and the tremendous reception he gets at football games. On either occasion he’s in a state of sheer exultation and loudly lets everybody know it.
The price of fame has been high for the freedom-loving mutt. In the fall, students from rival schools, full of the football spirit, have, in past years, proclaimed “Open Season on Tirebiter.” George’s being is constantly threatened, and he is always under guard. UCLA considers him the prize of prizes—more valuable, even, than the traditional homecoming flag. So priceless is the big fellow, in fact, that the university dedicates a small football squad to his protection when he is appearing in public. Even so, something usually happens. As a result
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of Georges own carelessness or the he has been kidnapped, shaved, diabolical cunning of his enemies,
doped, impounded, jailed, and antined.
UNSUNG HOUND Until two years ago, when he made an official symbol, G« was sort' of mascot-without-j folio. For about six years he a campus character, known by erybody, but just another unsj hound.
Those early years are as vagi his breed. Common belief is thatj a pup he was the pet of a yod couple who lived nearby. In il they split up, and Leo, as t| called George, was abandoned. He went on the bum.
He evidently lived by his wits about a year. Then Mrs. Ar Shriber, an elderly lady wit! great love fok- dogs, muved into neighborhood, and George found first real friend.
GEORGE TAKES OVER Mrs. Shriber was “afraid of big cow” at first, but in her ac ration for th way he “took care himself,” she allowed him to slJ on her porch during inclemi weather. Before long George full run of the small apartment “George was still as free as wind,” Mrs. Shriber says. “He woj come only when the spirit, or stomach, moved him. I fed him cause I liked him and because ne*ver bothered my little dog-of the few male dogs, incident that George has ever been frier with.”
His new friend gave him name George because he bore striking resemblance to a frid with that name in that both “men about town.” To this Mrs. Shriber is George’s best fri^ and the only person he will obej
15 Men and A Girl See Slices Of Life/ and Get Credit For It
by DON SORENSON
Currently seen tromping around Los Angeles courtrooms is a group of neophyte reporters presumably learning how to report public Affairs.
Members of the class have hopped in and out of as many as a half-dozen courtrooms on Wednesday afternoon, watching such “slices of life”' as a 69-year-old Spanish-American war veteran being tried for attempted murder, and litening to long, detailed testimony involving David O. Selznick and a breach of contract suit.
Shepherded by William Glenn, associate professor of journalism, the 15 men and a girl are currently touring tlie municipal, superior, and federal courts, talking to metropolitan beat reporters, and just generally soaking up knowledge and atmosphere for the day that they
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Glenn, an old hand in the newspaper business, conceived the idea j for the course, tagged “Reporting Public Affairs,” to add at least a dash of seasoning to grads who would otherwise hit the outside “green.”
Earlier this fall, the group, composed entirely* of seniors, took guided tours of the Central police station set-up and rode the elevators in the Hall of Justice, looking in on the county jail and the sheriff’s office.
Ed Adler, journalism senior and Examiner reporter for the past two years, and Cliff Dektar, who also attends classes up on the fourth floor of the Student Union while drawing a paycheck from the Mir- i ror, add their experience and wit to the weekly junkets.
Wayne Pryor, DT news editor,
has proved himself master of embarrassing question at a nt ! ber of the meets. On one occas| in particular, he managed to in the Homicide bureau's hair the query, “How many unsoli murders occur in * LA during | year’s time?”
The detective put od the spot Pryor's question picked up a tel] phone and got an answer from gal- in charge of statistics.
Soon the class will desert tl courts for a look at lhe legislatj functions of the city and counj taking in a commission meet! or two for good measure.
But a commission meeting probably run a poor second to afternoon of listening to a sens tional divorce case or watching| witness squirm under fire fr sharp attorney.
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