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Outlet ajllV cJLlantn <v OlliSf By THE EDITOR We had fully intended to devote our column this week to something on the "True Spirit of Christmas." And for two reasons we have been diverted from this oh, so noble undertaking. First we could find no evidence of any Christmas spirit this year of 1947 at all. While at first we catalogued it as a personal experience, further conversation on the matter with others has brought about the same conclusion. Again, "Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men" has a rather shallow sound this year of atomic bombs, rampant Communism, and downright fear of war. But in reading the latest TIME magazine we came across something that is too important to be passed over until the next issue. It was the report of John Ward Studebaker, the United States Commissioner of Education. Mr. S t u d e b a k e r, a former School Superintendent in Des Moines, was appointed to his post by Harry Truman. Some time back, Commissioner Studebaker invited nine prominent educators to solve the piob lem facing U. S. Educators. "Only four of ten U. S. children finish high school, only one out of five who finish high school goes to college. But most of the 25,000 U. S. high schools were still acting as if all their kids Intended to go to college." JUST A MYTH The able Mr. Studebaker, says TIME believed that "educational reference for the "white collar myth" produces frustrated and maladjusted citizens. Why not -jjg^Biit frankly that most girls TwosHd be housekeepers and most men mechanics, farmers and tradespeople—and train them accordingly?" The Commission seemed to agree with Mr. Studebaker, for they said: "Every 'life adjusted' youth needs to master practical English, social science, physical education, and basic science. "It is a waste of time for most high school students to read . . . compulsory classics. Oidy a gifted few can achieve any real understanding of algebra or geometry. It should, therefore, be a matter of choice whether a student takes algebra, literature, Latin, foreign languages. "For these courses^ students should be allowed to substitute part-time jobs under supervision. .. ." What the commission is advocating, as we judge it, is more practical education in the fields of homemaking and mechanical arts, and the Liberal Arts only for the so-inclined. What the commission is evidently overlooking in its program is that too few will choose the Liberal Arts program and this country will degenerate into a nation of one-sided, one-track, human automatons. How many of us in High School took a subject just because the mob were doing so? Mob psychology, especially in high school is a poignant factor. If the word goes around that algebra is tough, impossible to pass, no one will choose to take it. These educators are promulgating the very thing that will wreck and disintegrate the American Educational System. We will admit that every man is not capable of grasping or appreciating the so-called finer things of life, But to put the whole issue on a purely elective basis, to allow boys and girls of thirteen and fourteen to pick their courses is foolish and will have disastrous consequences. In our school, and other schools of the Jesuit Educational system, stress is placed on developing the "whole man." Not as the commission of Mr. Studebaker states, only what will be needed in his work. We of the University of San Francisco are of the select few who do get to college. Many of us will graduate and become one of a more select few according to the commission statistics. jePut. may we ask, how many of *«f3_^vould have followed the course of Liberal Arts necessary to gain admittance to the University? How many of us would have been side-tracked by that mob psychology, "Joe's taking it, w h y shouldn't I." Let us not make education e (Continued on Page 4, Col. 6) OFT1CIAL PUBLICATION OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO Vol. No. 18 SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER 11), 1917 New BSC Jordan Martinelli has been named the new Chairman of the Board of Student Control. This was the result of a motion at the Board meeting, held yesterday. The Board took this action because the present Chairman, Bennett Levinson finds that the numerous compulsory activities akin to a senior graduation, has made it impossible for him to carry the Chairmanship of the Board of Student Control. Martinelli will assume the seat of Chairman and all the powers that ensue on January 5, 1948. Scabbard and Blade Dance January Third Prizes Given To Lucky Couples The Scabbard and Blade of USF will present its semi-annual drag Saturday night, January 3, 19.48, at the Ariel Rowing Club at the foot of Hyde Street, near Aquatic Park. Festivities begin at 8 p. m. and end at 12. Many desirable door prizes and contest prizes will be awarded to lucky couples. This year's sport drag is sponsored • by Col. and Mrs. Stuart, Bledsoe Explains Statistics Bureau Functions To IRS Talk And Forum Highlight Meet A talk by Mr. Bledsoe of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, followed by an open forum, high. lighted the meeting of the Industrial Relations Society last Friday evening. In his talk Mr. Bledsoe gave members of the Society and their guests an insight into, th* workings of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He stressed the importance of the findings of the Bureau and how they are related to mechanism of the American Economic Structure. He further stated that at the present time the Bureau of Labor Statistics is working on a new price index to conform to the present era of changing price levels. WARNS STUDENTS Towards the end of his talk, Mr. Bledsoe warned of the dangers of Communism and how it is subversively trying to gain a foothold in American Industry. A large number of students and their guests attended the talk by Mr. Bledsoe, and the open forum that followed it. and all agreed that it was one of the most interesting that they had attended. President Frank Manko of the Society announced that the next meeting of the Industrial Relations Society will be held in ~?he early part of next year. The time, place and guest speaker will be announced in the next issue of the Foghorn. Stormy Session Motion Carries By Decisive 10-4 Vote On a motion advanced by Joe Truzzolino, sophomore representative, the Executive Committee decided Tuesday "to outlaw" the wearing of all bogus University jackets on the campus, excepting- the oi'i'ieial one which is tentatively Lo be manufactured by Resnick and Co. "> The motion was born during USF Debaters Other MAJOR BLEKAITIS A Sponsor Lt. Col. and Mrs. Hatch, Major Blekaitis, Major and Mrs. Lambert, M. Sgt. and Mrs. Quinby, and M. Sgt. Peterson of the USF, ROTC staff. Bids are on sale at the ROTC office. Today is the last day the bids will be on sale. The price is $1.00 per couple. Gerry Kilday of the Scabbard and Blade says this will be the best sport-dance of the social season. "Come early and stay late— refreshments will be served." Don Bosco will be present to take group pictures. Talk And Victuals Feature Fete Of KI.S And Sodality The Kappa Lambda Sigma and the Sodality of the Madonna of the Dons held their annual formal banquet at Simpson's Restaurant last December 8. The banquet was under the supervision of Rev. James J. Lyons, S.J. GOOD SPEAKERS The after-dinner speakers included Monroe Deutsch, provost emeritus of University of California who spoke on books; Assistant Coach "Sarge"' Mackenzie spoke on the value of university athletics; and Mr. Hoag of the S.F. Symphony spoke on the impressions he received while working under various conductors. Father Lyons concluded the banquet with a short summary of the importance of the meeting. To Face Universities Four Places On Team Still Open On Thursday evening, December 11, the Philhistorians, varsity debating team of the University, held its fourth meeting of the semester. "Tentative plans for a debate with Newman Hall Club of the University of California were still in abeyance," announced Chairman John Hayes. "Also waiting to be heard from was the University of Santa Clara with whom it is hoped that a home-and-home debate will be held in the near future." Mr. Herold, moderator of- the debating team, then told of the success he had in acquiring radio time for four representatives of the University in a round-table discussion which will emanate from Station KQW in the early part of the spring semester. NO CONFLICT Also discussed during the meeting was the debate calendar for the spring semester. All the colleges will be contacted in the Bay area so as to have no conflict of dates in the making of schedules. All effort, is being put forth by the moderator and the team to bring the debating team up to its pre-war status, the team that is most representative in the academic field in the University. Membership is- still open for four new members. Those wishing to join are urged to do so now, for the team as such, being in the nucleus state will form the foundation of the spring debating team. Watch the Foghorn for the next meeting and titles of debates which the organization will undertake. Applicants should contact Mr. Herold as soon as possible. X«»w Classrooms Classrooms H 17-19 in the Hacienda were opened to classes last week by Reverend Raymond T. Feeley, S.J., Dean of Men. RIFLE MATCH AWARDS A variety of prizes will be distributed to the winners of the novice and open rifle matches which are being held on the ROTC indoor range. Roos Bros, and Spiro's have each donated a $13.50 shooting jacket; Pacific Gunsight Co., a B.ogininiijiires Meet On January 12, 1948, the Legion Post will hold its first meeting of the year in the War Memorial Building in Room 316, at 8:00 o'clock in the evening. Plans for the evening include the election of permanent officers for the now chartered Legion Post. The Publicity department notes that the Sullivan family thanks the Post for the honor of having the Post named after the late Dr. Sullivan. $10.00 merchandise order; Mol- kenbuhr Jewelers and Bon Omi stores have each given a $12.50 merchandise order; the Owl Drug Co., a box of cigars; Castagnola Florist, an orchid corsage; Legion Post No. 409, a medal; and Paramount Jewelers, a gold trophy and a Waterman Pen. The five highest men in the open match and the ten highest . in the novice match will receive medals. More prizes are coming in, and they will be announced at a later date. The matches will continue until January 20, so there is still plenty of time to enter, as any student may compete. The standings as of December 15 OPEN MATCH Bendorf 382 Buiuiev 377 Crow 375 Leckliter 372 NOVICE MATCH Buffujn 192 Linhares 188 Walsh 187 Quinn 186 Future Lawyers To Hold Smoker The annual .St. Ives smoker will be held January 7 at Ariel Rowing Club. A gigantic stag evening is being planned. Included among the festivities will be technicolor movies of the USF grid games of 1947, professional entertainment, community singing, and plenty of refreshments (including beer.) Last Wednesday evening the members of the St. Ives Law- Club were privileged to listen as Val Hammick told of his experiences as special prosecutor at the recent Japanese War Trials. He brought oui quite a few surprising and little known facts, and spent much time answering question of the members. MEET MISTAKE A humorous incident regarding last Wednesday's meeting took olace on Monday afternoon. Mr. Russell Berti. club moderator, told one t>f the members that there would be no "meat" on Wednesday as it was an Ember day. The man misunderstood, thinking that Mr. Berti had said no "meet," and he told all the members that the meeting was called off. Luckily the damaee was repaired in time and the aforementioned meeting was held on schedule. the discussion which began when Walter Johnson gave the last word on the "official" jacket. He said that it will be ready for final student approval immediately after the Christmas holidays. Gerry Kilday, presiding over the body in the absence of Hal Jensen and George Muldoon, President and Vice-president, respectively, made known to all present that several students had appeared on the campus wearing green and gold jackets, with "Dons" on the left breast. Kilday then said that since these jackets jare not official, they can be prohibited on the campus, in the same respect that jackets or sweaters having the blocks or insignia of other institutions are forbidden. ARGUMENTS The Committee then plunged into a heated, and sometimes violently contested, discussion, with the principal participants being Dan Strazzulo, Rudy Papale, Joe Truzzolino, Joe Batch- elder, Bill Bosoue, Don Farbstein, Danny Galvin, Greg O'Connell, and Bob Jones. Following Truzzolino's motion to prohibit the use of any other jackets than the official one decided upon by the Committee, Don Farbstein urged that a committee be appointed to write a bylaw on the "Official University Jacket," to be inserted into the Constitution of the ASUSF, and which will conform with Truzzo- ino's prohibitive measure. HUMOR TOO A note of humor was injected into the proceedings when it became apparent that many members did not realize that the Board of Student Control, being the supreme judicial branch of student government, has the last say on deciding whether such rulings as stated above can be enforced. Rudy Papale then moved that copies of the Student Constitution be distributed to all Committee members. The motion was carried unanimously. The argument was finally settled when Joe Batchelder opined that the Committee must choose the color of the official jacket. It was soon clear to all members present that this could not be done until Resnick's final sample is ready, that being after the Christmas vacation. BATTLE CONTINUES Members again plunged into a hot verbal battle. Dan Struzzolino stated, "Get thc jackets ready right away!" Danny Galvin offered, "I would like to have one for a Christmas present." Joe Tuzzolino said that since the Committee represents the Student Body, no action should be taken until sight comparisons can be made, and thus a better vote cast. The Committee ended the matter by passing a measure which made the official school colors, (emerald green and gold) the colors of the jacket, which is the jacket now in the hands of Res- nick and Co. CARNIVAL PROCEEDS Plans for the Winter Carnival are fast shaping up, according to Rudy Papale, general chairman, who continued: "However, securing 'The Big Seven' is definitely going to cause trouble." While distributing forms to members with which they may recruit students for the various Carnival committees. Papale stated that complete discussion of all aspects of Carnival business will take place soon at a meeting of all committee chairmen. He asked that all Executive Committee members, whether attached to the Carnival or not, do their ut- (Continued on Page 4, Col. 3) EXECS GET TOUGH Pictured above is the EXEC Council during the healed discussion last Tuesday. The faces register approval, disapproval — and indifference to the hotlv debated Issue. Seated at the EXEC desk are: Secretary Batchelder, President Hal .Jensen, Vice-Presi dent George Muldoon, and Moderator Father Nagle. In the firsl row are O'Connell, Snyder, Truzzolino, Johnson, Papale, Brennan; in the second row are Farbstein, Powers, Richards, Marinas, Jones, Galvin, Levinson; in the rear are Raffetto, Falsetti, Strazzulo, Martinelli, Cassily. USF Glee Club On Program At Alumni Dinner Lone Mountain is Serenaded The /University of San Francisco Glee Club turned in a stellar performance at the Dons Club Football luncheon held at the Elks Club. Singing three numbers, the Glee Club was highly praised by the Dons Club. The modern arrangement of "All The Things You Are" was well received. This arrangement was written especially for tho Glee Club. GOING PLACES After a poor start last year, the Olee Club has finally gotten on its feet. More voices are needed, and a good turnout is expected next semester. The main difficulty is scheduling the class so that it can be held at a con- vement hour. A spring music festival is now in the planning stage. The University of California Glee Club has extended an iavita- tion to the Dons to participate in a concert next April to be held in the San Francisco Opera House, for the benefit of the World Students Service Fund. The USF Glee Club is waiting for faculty approval to paj^icipate. There are about eight or nine clubs which have shown interest in this undertaking. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Yesterday, the Glee Club serenaded the Dons with Christmas Carols in the halls. Lone Mountain was also serenaded. The caroling was done to insert a little of the Christmas spirit into the last day of school before the holiday recess. Jobs For All New Placement Bureau Air Managing Course Opens The College of BusinessAd- ministration announced early this week the opening of a new course to upper division students in Airline Transportation. The new course will be known as B.A. 129, and will be offered in the Spring term, 1948. The course will consist of two two-hour classes on Tuesday and Thursday. The two hours on Tuesday will be devoted to lectures by airline managers here in the city, and by district ticket managers and advertising men. The two hours on Thursday will be devoted to field trips to local airports and ticket offices. This course will give a chance to students for summer jobs with airlines. The course will take up the organization and history of the commercial use of the airplane and will cover commercial aviation from the First World War through the latest conflict. The development of C.A.A. regulations, Aircraft Laws and Traffic Control will be shown. Theories and practice of advertising, commercial development of selling procedures and rate making, plus maintenance of equipnfent and airways and airports also will be given. VETERAN INSURANCE PLAN Alarmed by the growing number of ex-service men who have dropped their National Service Life Insurance Policy, the Veterans Administration announces that many new and liberal features are to be found in these policies. Besides liberal reinstatement privileges, other advantages are: Unrestricted choice of one or more beneficiaries; lump sum settlement or choice of 3 monthly installment options; three endowment plans payable to you at maturity, making 6 permanent plans in all; total disability income benefits for an additional premium and right to purchase insurance after discharge under certain conditions. HERE'S HOW To reinstate a lapsed policy, convert a term policy now in force to a permanent plan or apply for new insurance, contact the Veterans Administration Office at ISO New Montgomery St. San Francisco 5, Calif., or any Veterans Information Center or Service Organization. Concerning the great importance of the National Service Life Insurance Policies, General Omar N. Bradley, the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs states, "Your National Service Life Insurance Policy is a lasting benefit from your War Service and is $10,000 worth of Protection and Family Security." \<a»vv ilolitlav Library B&n!<k A recent change in the policy of the library regarding book acquisition by students over the holiday period has just been announced by its staff. Books may circulate over the Christmas vacation. All books will be due Monday, January 5, in the library when classes resume. The library will cose at noon on December 21th, and remain closed until Monday. December 29th. Plan Interviews For Students The Placement Bureau, under the direction of Dean Roy C. Hall (College of Business Administration) announced early this week the opening a new service in job procurement. This new department's chief work will consist of placing graduates and potential graduates in work best suited for them according to then- abilities. The Dean's office will arrange interviews between the students, former students and the Personnel Managers of local firms. This will save the graduates a considerable amount of trouble, plus hours of pounding the pavement. This also includes alumni who wish to take advantage of this service. Mr. Frank Sunderbruch, assistant to Dean Hall, said that San Francisco business men were keenly interested in USF men. To date, the Placement Bureau has placed seventy-five students in part time jobs, and five in full time work since December 8. The Bureau itself has been in opera- ion s;nce November 12. The Bureau hopes that all students will iake advantage of this service as it is for their benefit. * * * Mr. A. T. Adams, district manager of the American Tobacco Company, has just recently arrived in San Francisco to open an off'ce here. Dean R. C. Hall's senior class in Business Policies and Management was given a splendid demonstration by Mr. Antams on the latest selling meth- i''s of the American Tobacco Company and its business policies. Mr. Adams also gave considerable informifon on the matter of interviewing graduates who are interested in becoming associated vvith the firm. Return Coffee Cuds, Please! The Green and Gold Room revested that students kindly return coffee cups to the counters after they are through using them Supplies of dishes and es- neciallv cups are limited, and for a continuance of "good service," qtiirien's should return all cups wi""i finished with them. The most flagrant violators of 'hs request are those men who take the cuns out of the Green and Gold room.
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|Issue Title||San Francisco Foghorn Volume 35 Issue 13|
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