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Holler Bell' returns—*amazing story of its theft (see column 3) Fair Today San Francisco Bay Region—Fair today and tomorrow except high fog near coast extending inland locally mornings; little change **- temperature; low thir morning, 52 to 56; high toe 'an Francisco 67, Oakland 72, San Mateo and San ..afael 77; westerly wind 8 to 18 m.p.h. afternoons. lflnriniinnr.rinjmjummutar nnn^l^l^w^^ln^^AJ^J^^'fWV^lrw*^^Y*ll^^*■■nrr*■J■*""""■***"^"""*""*"*"'*' FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1957 £>mt ifra ^wwmwiwwiwowwiwwiwwwwBwwww Jfagjjorn Need A Change? Where to dine, dance, or just relax? find the answers to these and any other questions you may have on where to go for a night's entertainment in the Bay Area in the FOGHORN'S new entertainment section on page 2. This service will be given to FOGHORN readers every Friday. UMAMMUMMMWMMW IWWW*WMMM»*»>«>«WMm<«Wmw*<MMMMM>W> 151 All American, W5, 1956 Member ot the Associated Press SKyline 2-3162 VOL. 49, No. 3 Exclusive ara police ranksters to abscond with bell O' HAPPY DAYS!. The Santa Clara prunepickers breathed a sigh of relief this week as their Holler Bell was returned by USF. The bell was stolen during last years basketball season in a week of campus raids by each school preceeding the Bronco-Don casaba titanic. Note sponge tied around bell's clapper to prevent noise when it was "lifted" from the Bronco field house. X AND Y AGAIN. The now famous X and Y incident that took place last year with the pilfering of the Santa Clara Victory Bell once again is news as it was announced that the Victory Bell has been returned to Santa Clara. Pictured above are X and Y, the names given the Hilltop students who took the bell, as they prepare to leave for Santa Clara to return the bell. Bell return ends wild prank craze By DICK DURIS FOGHORN Managing Editor Months of anticipation, worry and confusion ended this week as the last of Santa Clara's prized possessions were returned. With the Broncos' Holler Bell safely nestled in the prunepickers' field house, one of the most intriguing mysteries of the decade was brought to a close. In return for the Holler Bell and the Victory Bell, which was pilfered by USF last January, San ta Clara replenishel the Hilltop lounge by returning the trophies they "lifted" during last year's donneybrook. The Broncos' Victory Bell was returned during the summer. ln one of the most hectic periods, in a long line of hectic incidents comprising the rivalry between Santa Clara and USF, bells, trophies, jersies, and anything else worth taking were abscounded by students of both universities. The annual Don-Bronco basketball game was the occasion for the frte-wheeUng antics of students from both colleges. Before the rousing week preceeding the game was over, Santa Clara found itself without their prized Victory and Holler Bell's, and USF's trophy room was noticeably barren. Hilltop students started the ball rolling by breaking into the heavily guarded Bronco campus last January and stole the prized Victory Bell. Not satisfied with their accomplishment, the Hilltop culprits returned a few days later and pilfered the Holler Bell, narrowly escaping the cluteches of the San Jose police who were patroling the Bronco campus. Santa Clara no longer could sit back and watch the resourceful Hilltoppers swipe their most cherished possessions. The men from Pruneville struck back. Like thieves in the night they broke into the Block Club room and took the trophies signifying USF's supremacy in basketball and soccer. With "an eye for an eye and a —Continued on Page 4 Four 'unknown bell lifters tell their story After eight months of ex hausting research, the FOG' HORN* this week uncovered the details of one of the most amazing college pranks ever to hit the Bay Area. The theft was highlighted by the unwitting assistance of the Santa Clara police department in culminating the gigantic prank. FOGHORN Editor Don Halog emerged the hero of the piece, as he effected the return of the long sought "holler bell", stolen from the Santa Clara campus las't January. The pranksters contacted Halog during the summer, agreeing to return the bell if Halog would print their story in a manner similar to last year's FOGHORN story about USF's theft of the Santa Clara victory bell. Agreed to terms. Halog immediately agreed to all the terms, so as not to scare the culprits away. He 'revealed P that the FOGHORN had been on the trail of the "holler bell" since last spring, when a similar proposition was made to Editor John Doty. The deal fell through when the bell borrowers decided they were safer from disciplinary action in not providing any more clues to their identity by returning the loot. "They obviously wanted a lot of publicity," said Halog, "but they were extra cautious about their identity. They contacted me over the phone, and I still don't know any of their names. I can identify the one who handed the bell over to me, but I promised them complete protection." Police dupes. Following in the wake of the bell's return was the culprits' in triguing tale of their nocturnal raid, highlighted by the unwitting assistance of <the Santa Clara Police Department. "I want to make two things clear," said the spokesman for the four USF students- who claimed they hatched the plot after an insulting half-time show presented by the Broncs at a basketball game. "First, we were not after the victory bell. We wanted the 'holler bell' all along, and that's what we took." (Ed. note: Santa Clara officials assumed that the thieves wanted the victory bell, not the "holler bell", and announced to the local dailies that the victory bell was safely hidden on the SC campus. It later developed that two USF students had filched the victory bell a week previous to the "holler bell" theft.) "Second, we originally intended to return the bell within three weeks. It was only after j Fr. Chas. Guentner (Santa Clara's Athletic Moderator) inferred that the bell was not worth stealing and that they didn't want it anyway that we decided to keep it." They admitted that fear of discipline made them even more determined to retain their trophy. Concerning the aid of the Santa Clara police, the perpetrators of the crime could hardly contain their glee. A foolproof plan. "We thought we had a foolproof plan. It was going to be the perfect crime, with everything working on a time table. We even cased the place two weeks before, figuring every detail, from lowering the bell by a pulley to signalling the getaway car when we were ready to leave." "But we almost were caught before we started." "We had just left the ear with our tools and were preparing to climb over the fence around the —Continued on Page 4 Industrial magnates honored USF hosts tenth anniversary dinner at Fairmont Hotel By CARQLE MULDER FOGHOBN Staff Writer The University of San Francisco Labor-M anagerhent School honored three leaders in the field of labor and industrial relations at the 10th anniversary dinner held Tuesday. Three key labor and industry figures accepted the school's newly-established Regis award in the presence of more than 1,000 Bay Area civic officials and labor leaders. The award went to Joseph F. Fin- negan, national director of the Fed' eral Mediation and Conciliation Service; Col. Alexander R. Heron, retired vioe president for industrial relations of Crown Zellerbach Corporation, and George Meany, AFL-CIO president, who was unable to be present. Finnegan, who gave the evening's major address, declared that, "We believe that voluntary governmental services such as media tion, which allows the parties to work out their own solutions to their own problems, are superior to compulsion and restriction. In the final anlysis," he said, "the success of trade unionism essentially depends on only one thing firm adherence to the goals and ideals of the Carpenter of Nazareth." In an interview -prior to the fete, Rev. Andrew C. Boss, S.J., head of the Labor-Management School, stated, "We must bring up the standard of living of the migrants. This importing of cheap labor—wetbacks—is a disgrace to California and the border states." Father Boss, concerned with the future of labor, stated further, "Unionism is still in the process of growing up. "Unions have to be better than Caesar's wife. They have to see that justice is done to both sides. If they don't respect justice, they have no need to exist." Certificates of commendation, for "their exemplary collective bar gaining relationship for 56 years without resort to strike or lockout," were presented to the Draymen's Association of San Francisco, and to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Warehousemen, Local 85. BILL FENNONE "get tough" 'Get tough policy1 for Clubs Day Club Day, a program to acquaint members of the ASUSF with the Various clubs on campus, will be officially held on Thursday, October 10, in the auditorium. "No club will be allowed to put any displays on Club Day, and this* ruling will be strictly enforced," said Bill Fennone, Club Day Chairman. With this warning Fennone served notice to all clubs that their displays must be completed by Wednesday, October 9. "Any club that does not participate in this Club Day program," announced Fennone, "will be severely punished." The club showing the most originality of thought and presenta ti#n will receive the annual Club D-iiy Troplij* - 'The west doors will be the only entrances into the auditorium on Club Day itself, and the exits will be facing east from the auditorium. Ten display tables will be placed against the walls of the auditorium on three sides for clubs which will need the walls for their displays. A square of 20 tables will be positioned in the-center of the auditorium for the clubs without wall displays. Primarily, Clubs Day is aimed at new students at the University. Through the clubs on campus neophite students are given the opportunity to meet other members of the college. Ten automobiles towed off campus By WILL REITH FOGHORN Copy Editor In an interview with the FOGHORN, Rev. Father Thomas Cos- grave, S.J., Director of Plant Services, disclosed that (1) ten cars illegally parked by USF students were towed off campus, (2) that students need not fear that Welcome Dance at Surf Club tomorrow nite Tomorrow night initiates the fall social calendar with the traditional Welcome Dance from 9 to 1 at the Surf Club. This dance, held annually as the first dance of the school year is designed primarily to welcome freshmen to University social life and to renew old acquaintances among returning students. The dres, as usual, will be summer cottons for the women and Hawaiian sport shirts for the men, said Frank Trumbower, ASUSF social chairman. Decca recording star Sal Carson and his band will provide the music for the affair. Sal has just completed an engagement at Hoberg's Resort in Lake County and is currently playing at the fashionable Cal-Neva Hotel at Lake Tahoe. Bids costing $2.00 are on sale at a special booth in the student body officers' parking lot below Loyola Lodge. Bids may be purchased at the door. Contrary to previous announcement, the Aloha Queen Contest will not be held. Student Body officials explained the change of plans by stating that "Every girl M a queen." campus towing charges will be hiked up with the San Francisco towing rates, and (3) that students must affix their parking stickers permanently to their car windows. The first day, Monday, that the new parking stickers were put into effect, reported Father Cos- grave, eight automobiles were towed away. One automobile was towed away on both Tuesday and Wednesday; none yesterday. Students who have their cars towed away from campus will be required to pay a $5.00 towing fee, in addition to $1.25 per day storage fee. "Therefore," said Father Cosgrave, "the minimum charge will be $6.25." Tow-away rates for the city of San Francisco have been recently upped $2.75. The parking fine, $5, remains the same but cars towed away from the tow-away zones during no-stopping, no-parking rush hours will pay $7.50 towing fee, plus $1.25. "We will not raise our fines as did the city," said Father Cosgrave. Student retreat begins Tuesday The annual retreat will be conducted next week, beginning Tuesday morning, September 24, and concluding with the last exercise Thursday, September 26. Attendance at this retreat is obligatory for all full-time (twelve units) day division undergraduates, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, that is, all members of the Associated Student Body. "Classes are discontinued at this time solely for the spiritual benefit of the students," said Rev. Father Francis Moore, S.J., Dean of Students. "Very few reasons are considered legitimate for students to absent themselves from the retreat exercises." Committee to study role of small schools State aid in private institution growth is urged by COP head By WARREN HINCKLE FOGHOBN City Editor A Senate interim committee voted $5000 this week to begin a study of the role private colleges and universities play in California's higher education setup. The investigation will concern itself with the possibilities of state aiding in the growth and scope of private institutions. Dr. Robert E. Burns, President of the College of Pacific, spoke before the committee in Sacramento on Monday. What the private colleges want, he emphasized, is contractual aid in obtaining facilities and manpower and not di rect financial aid. The private colleges, though having usually lower enrollments than state institutions, have large financial problems because of inflation, he said. At the same time, the overburdened public universities depend upon private insti tutions to carry a large measure of the burden of impending enrollments. Two suggestions. , Suggestions to the committee included: 1.) a consideration of the state expanding its scholarship program to enable more students to afford private schools; and 2.) the careful checking of areas proposed for new state colleges to see if private institution already lo cated nearby would duplicate the facilities. ^ Burns, contacted by the FOGHORN in his Stockton office yesterday, said that he is opposed to any form of direct subsidy where control would be a factor. Aid on a contractual basis would not involve control, he said.. Carried the load. In speaking before the committee he cited the role of private universities in the history of America's higher education, saying that private schools have by far carried the load of higher education in this country. They have been the pioneers —most'of the invocations in higher education have come from private institutions," he said. Committee members were told that private and public universities stand together in difficulties and in meeting the increasing enrollment problem. Standing committee. The subcommittee will invite the standing education committee headed by Assemblyman Hender son of Fresno to its hearings on the subject during the coming months. The standing committee is in a position to vote additional funds for more extensive study in the field. Reports will be made at the January session of the legislature. "The committee is working," Burns said, "it is now up to the private schools to do a little leading to get the facts before the legislature." Legislature has money problems — its all missing Student body funds $1800 in hole, recorders out for lack of money Money—all of it lacking—was uncovered at the year's first student legislature meeting Tuesday as 1, ASUSF treasurer Frank DeBenedetti disclosed the studentbody was $1800 in the hole and 2, ASUSF Vice-President Frank Trumbower demanded an investigation into the discrepancy between the $425 present in the campus improvement fund and the $2000 that was there last March. DeBenedetti, declining to give a I financial report until October 1 when the studentbody allotment will be obtained, answered Junior Class President Don Moses' query into the deficit by citing excess bills caused by the "reception of items without purchase orders" last year and an "overly optimist ic" financial report turned in on last March's Mardi Gras by the then ASUSF Treasurer Jack Heinsius. Trumbower leaped to his feet and urged an investigation immediately after BSC Chairman Joe Bondanza reported the standing of the campus improvement fund. "This is simply it," the stocky veep said, "there was approximately $2000 in that fund last March. This should have been substantially added to by the huge array of fines collected in June. To the best of my knowledge nothing of any consequence has been spent—yet there's only $425 left today." Trumbower was particularly concerned about the recorders for the library which were voted by last year's legislature from the Campus Improvement Fund. "The recorders cost $850 and there was ample money in the fund at the time to cover it," he said. "They were to have been installed during the summer. Yet they weren't—' for lack of money. What happened?" Bondanza promised to have a report ready for the next session on Tuesday. In other business, the Legislature voted the Wagner-Churchill Photo Studio out of the job of official USF dance photographer on a motion by Bondanza The BSC Chairman said that the Studio, which handles DON photography, maintained an apathetic attitude toward the completion of certain dance pictures taken last year, "almost constantly delaying delivery." Trumbower in his position as so cial chairman said yesterday that a new photographer had been obtained for tomorrow night's Welcome Dance and that a contract with a defitine time limit for delivery of photographs would be signed with whatever studio was finally decided upon. Senior Class Representative Mike Stapleton injected further thought for consideration, saying that picture proofs for the annual Military Ball held in No- FRANK TRUMBOWER Where's the Money? vember of 1956 were finally obtained from the Wagner-Churchill Studio in mid-June. Senior Class President Bill Fennone concluded that his experience with the said Studio on the fft DON manifested an opposite output. Fennone said: "Mr.-Wagner did a good job for the Yearbook but it was a different story with respect to dance pictures for the student body.". The appointment of sophomore Bob DuRard as parliamentarian for the coming year was announced at the start of the meeting. DuRard, who served on the Frosh Initiation Committee, was Freshman Class President last year and is an alumnus of Bellarmine High in San Jose. Campus cops note... parking tickets are BAD LOS ANGELES (AP)—A parking ticket was the last straw for Joseph Lucas, 57. He was found dead yesterday in the bathroom of a house where he rented a room. Gas flowed from an open jet. Beside the body, police said, was this note: "Lost all my life savings. Just" lost my job. Now this ticket. I've had enough." WE'RE FREE! Freshmen toss their beenies into the air at the frosh smoker last Monday night to commemorate the final phase of this years frosh initiation. Those in charge of the initiation felt that the week's activi ties were successful, and considered this years frosh were the most spirited group in recent years. Professional entertainment was provided at the smoker, and nominations for class offices were taken. \
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Holler Bell' returns—*amazing story of its theft (see column
San Francisco Bay Region—Fair today and tomorrow except high fog near coast extending inland
locally mornings; little change **- temperature; low
thir morning, 52 to 56; high toe 'an Francisco 67,
Oakland 72, San Mateo and San ..afael 77; westerly
wind 8 to 18 m.p.h. afternoons.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1957
Need A Change?
Where to dine, dance, or just relax? find the
answers to these and any other questions you
may have on where to go for a night's entertainment in the Bay Area in the FOGHORN'S
new entertainment section on page 2. This service will be given to FOGHORN readers every