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Need for Clubs [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Need for Clubs Social activities are probably the greatest help to students in their college life. They furnish relaxation from the every-day study which becomes inevitably monotonous. Stimuli are needed to keep alive the mental energies. One of these stimuli is the club. Certainly there is some work in which every student is interested-)-something he never fails to discuss whenever he hears it mentioned. If a student is not particularly interested in any professional topic, and is poor in German, for instance, what an opportunity a German club would offer him to enter that realm of satisfied bliss—the "A" group. Why not form clubs, then : —form them to our hearts' content?
EXCHANGES [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
EXCHANGES Unless somebody plants a few trees shortly, future generations need not j worry about splinters.—lndianapolis News. The women of U. C. L. A. now include fencing as one of their many competitive sports. Horseback riding is another feature, lately installed.—Bruin. The Hammurabi Club of Long Beach Junior College wishes to expand its order to other junior colleges. It is an association of embryonic lawyers.—Viking. Devil's Lake, Michigan, is holding an ice-cutting bee, and while that's not our idea of fun, it must be more pleasant than holdirtg an ordinary bee. —Detroit News. We know a member of the younger generation who declined an invitation to attend a horse show recently on the ground that he'd already seen a horse. —San Diego Union. The University of Southern California eagerly anticipates the completion of Mudd Memorial Hall, the newest building on the campus, by the latter part of November. —Trojan. To speed up service, New York subway trains are not stopping so long ...
JOHN MUIR MAIDS [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
JOHN MUIR MAIDS There are teachers by the ocean, Called the Muir Maids by the sea, Who do their work in daytime hours And play nocturnally. They enteitain the rest by twos In each one's cove or ridge; They pass across life's span with joy By often playing bridge. There are teachers by the ocean, Called the Muir Maids by the sea; And the family frolics of these folk Are fraught with gaiety. EUllou
HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
HUMOR Famous Last Words Says you. So I up's to him — Oh, yeah? Bull-Etin All students who get hungry in fourth period classes can appease their appetites by bringing sandwiches to class with them. Doctor: Your husband must have absolute quiet. I'll just leave these powders here. Wife: How often do I give them to him? Dc.: You don't. You take them yourself. Overheard " Are you there?" "Who are you, please?" " Watt." "What's your name?" "Watt's my name." "Yeh, what's your name?" "My name is John Watt." "John what?" "Yes." "I'll be around to see you this after noon." "Alright. Are you Jones?" "No. I'm Knott." "Will you tell me your name then?" "Will Knott." "Why not?" "My name is Knott." "Not what?" —Wright Engine Builder.
BOOK REVIEW [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
BOOK REVIEW Wm. Beebe's "Beneath Tropic Seas," one of the three hundred and fifty books purchased this year for the School Library, is not dull, as one would imagine, but full of unusual information concerning the submarine life in and about the'coral reefs of Haiti. It is an interesting fact that Mr. Beebe, sitting on the floor of the ocean, took notes with a note pad of zinc and a pencil. To quote the review which appeared in the Saturday Review of Literature some momths ago: "This new world of submarine life known hitherto mainly to the naturalist only in the crushed and mutilated booty of the dredge, or in bleached and contracted shape in bottles and jars, is revealed here for all who may read, in word and phrase as rich and full of charm as are the irridescent and always graceful denizens of the coral jungle itself. To portray so vividlv and to introduce so gracefully the marine world to the public is an accomplishment which many admiring readers will appreciate and enjoy."
Get Bound SaMoJaC [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Get Bound SaMoJaC Anyone desiring a bound copy of the semester's SaMoJaC can have one by applying to Mr. Miller of the print shop. A nominal sum of thirty-five cent's is charged to cover the cost of binding. This makes a very nice remembrance and has a real instrinsic value. Students are asked to place their orders now.
Newly Formed Orchestra Will Give Concerts [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Newly Formed Orchestra Will Give Concerts Should any of our idle students hear strange noises emanating from any portion of our building while they are wandering about, let us hasten to warn them not to turn in a general alarm, but to go their way in peace. It is not "spooks" or burglars they hear, but only S. M. J. C.'s first and only orchestra. This organization, the first of its kind in S. M. J. C., and destined to become our regular concert orchestra, consists of nine pieces and will start regular practice this week. The duty of the orchestra will be to. play before all school assemblies and other student functions. All of us can see the need of a school orchestra, and we should do all we can to encourage these boys. The organization of the orchestra at present consists of: Alden Burkes, banjo; Kermit Burford, piano; George Drake, saxophone; Reineman, clarinet; Don Hecker, trombone; Little, trumpet; W. Hickman, traps; Many of these men are giving up valuable time, time otherwise...
On Stage and Screen [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
On Stage and Screen "After Dark." A very interesting experiment in the revival of the melodrama which was popular in the late nineteenth century. The reactions of the audience are the same as they were years ago, the villain being hissed at every appearance, coins being tossed on the stage, and uninteresting performers being applauded until they quit their act. "They Had to See Paris*" Will Rogers at his best. The gum-chewing, wise-cracking ex-mayor of Beverly Hills portrays an unsuspecting gentleman about to be fleeced by a professional lady of Paris. Don't miss this all-talkie. "Julius Caesar." Being given by the Pasadena Community Players with Francis X. Bushman as guest star. A wonderful portrayal by one of the best actors on stage or screen. 44 Dover Road." Edward Everett Horton in a whimsical piece of English setting with a fine supporting cast. Horton makes the best of a part that has many dull moments. Next edition watch for a review of "Evangeline," "The Cock-Eyed World," "...
Athletic Managers Start Competition [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Athletic Managers Start Competition A meeting of the various candidates for managerships of S. M. J. C. athletic teams was held Wednesday afternoon under the guidance of Coach Osterholt. Coach gave a talk on the duties, aims and rewards of a team manager. A manager and one assistant are to be chosen for each team, among which will be swimming, tennis, golf, track, and basketball. According to Mr. Osterholt each assistant will automatically succeed to managership at the expiration of the manager's ' term. The reward for a manager will be a varsity letter. They will engage in active competition, and three qualities will count toward a final selection. They are: (1) Kind of work done as a manager; (2) Scholarship; (3) The time put on the work. Coach Osterholt stressed the point that managers are subject to the same eligibility rules as the athletes, and anyone lapsing along that line will be unable to compete for manager. The list of duties of team managers is long and hard work is to ...
Special Functions Planned for Future [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Special Functions Planned for Future Last week the committee on entertainment held a meeting at which they discussed the future social events of the junior college year. The members laid plans for a dance to be held December 13. Perhaps the most interesting item about this dance is the fact that it is free. The only stipulation is that one person of every couple must be a junior college student. Appropriate decorations will lend the desired atmosphere, and a good, peppv orchestra will keep the gay attendants on their toes. Apple trees are said to have been introduced into America in the colonial days
Tour To Be Taken By Public Speaker [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Tour To Be Taken By Public Speaker Mr. Wallbank's public speaking classes are looking forward with pleasure to the next round of speeches which will occur next week. Unusual interest is being displayed by the group as a "round-the-world-trip" is to be begun. The itinerary will consist of thirty-five stops. These stops will occur in the nature of short talks by diffeftnt members of the class covering each place. This will make an interesting course of an otherwise dull subject. This will create class enthusiasm as each student will try to make his or her talk more interesting than those of preceding students. The trip will start at Los Angeles and will include the Orient, Europe, Canada, the eastern United States and then home again. Some of the'cities to be visited are: San Francisco, Nome, Manila, Shanghai, Singapore, Port Said, Bivera, Brussels, Paris, London, South Africa, Edinburgh, Dublin, Toronto, Washington, D. C., New Orleans, Mexico City, Canal Zone, and back to Santa Monic...
Neighboring School Forms Debate Squad [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Neighboring School Forms Debate Squad SaMoJaC readers will be interested to know that the debate squad for U. C. L. A. was organized last week. This squad is under the supervision of Mr. C. Marsh. At the preliminary turnout Thursday, thirty-seven men and women were present. The first meeting was given over to organization, and Professor Marsh gave a talk on the rules of debate, questions, and plans for the U. C. L. A. debating team. A new cotton substitute is being developerd from a South American plant, its discovery being due to its use by birds in making their nests.
Suffering Student Shaves Self [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Suffering Student Shaves Self Students of the college were quite interested one day last week, by a small, brown box being carried from class to class by Kenneth Darby, prima donna of the Listrogargling Opera Company. Odds of three seven-eighths to one and seven-thirds were being placed by the gambling fraternity of the balcony as to what was in the box. The label was of a very well known brand of cigars, but as it was known that Darby's choice is Cubebs (advertisement). The only reason that could be found as to why he would be carrying cigars was that maybe he was in the market for good grades and was distributing the cigars to the masculine members of the faculty, hoping they would get so nauseated they would give him a D in place of the usual A. This theory was blasted by the keen-visioned members of the group who pointed .out that this would have nothing to do with the feminine pulchritude engaged in dishing out "cinch" cards. The affirmative had for a main.point in its rebuttal...
Social Science Students Study Special Topics [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Social Science Students Study Special Topics A very interesting and instructive program is being carried out in Mr. Wallbank's citizenship classes which meets every Tuesday and Thursday. The immigration problem, over which the class is ; working, has been divided into various ! ways "by which it is much more interesting and equally as instructive. One member |of the class, chosen by Mr. Wallbank, prepares a list of questions on the particular phase being covered. Then each member of the class is given a particular subject or topic covering these questions. Following these special short talks, one or two special and more detailed reportsare given covering the subject in general. Then the class is given a brief quizz or test on the entire material covered. In following this program Mr. Wallbank believes he has hit upon a much more interesting way of covering the ground and yet a way which will be equally instructive. On Tuesday Mr. Wallbank's classes listened to short talks by various...
Many High Schools Represented at J. C. [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Many High Schools Represented at J. C. There are ten students who attended high schools in other states, now at Santa Monica Junior College, nine of the states and the Philippine Islands are represented; one each from Arkansas, Indiana, Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Philippine Islands, and two from Wisconsin. Naturally, the largest number qf attendants are from Santa Monica, Venice is next with nineteen, five from the University high school of Sawtelle, and five from other high schools in California: Glendale, Chaffey, San Pedro, Eullerton and Belmont. This speaks well for Santa Monica schools, as there are many junior colleges within closer range of some of these schools than Santa Monica. The reports sent back to these various states by these students, advertise the qualities of our school. Many people have moved to Santa Monica for its climate and advantages, therefore we feel that our school is very well located. Balsa wood, one of the lightest woods known, is u...
SECOND GAME [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
SECOND GAME Defeating the Santa Monica Evening School by an overwhelming score of 54 to 18, in the second game of the series, the Corsairs proved that they will go far in competition with the other junior colleges in the conference. Having lost the first game to the Evening School, the victory showed a decided improvement since the first encounter. The first quarter of the game saw the first team scoring frequently, with good headwork and accurate passing predomi- nating. There were numerous fouls in this quarter on the Evening School. Sailor was the star for the Night Owls, while Davis of the J. C. made a good showing for the Corsairs. Score by quarters: Ist 2nd 3rd 4th Total Evening S 1 10 6 1 18 J. C 15 1 1 24 4 54 The line-up: NIGHT OWLS POSITION CORSAIRS Rome C Davis Atherton G At hey Warden G Hickman Lemon F Stevenson Sailor F. Rose Substitutes: Bergeron, Burks, Pattison, Burkes, Watson, Delp.
FIRST GAME [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
FIRST GAME Playing in fast and heady competition, the Corsairs lost to the Santa Monica Evening by the score of 36-29. The game was played in the girls' gymnasium. It was the hardest fought game played thus far, and the J. C. teams must be given credit for the showing they made. Dodge, the outstanding player for the evening school, made some remarkable scoring plays by scientific and spectacular passes and shots. He and his colleagues presented a highly organized outfit. No spedal mention can be made of the college men. Each man played a good game and showed marked improvement. The student body cannot be too hasty in their judgment of the team from the losses thus far incurred. The J. C. men have not any signals or plays as yet, but play simply .on the fundamentals taught them to date. The coach is purposely keeping fast company in order to accustom the men to conference caliber. The starting Jaysee line-up follows: Watson, c.; Ahlgrim, g.; Hickman, g.; Stevenson, f&lt;; Ros...
College Entrance Sought By Preps [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
College Entrance Sought By Preps Approximately twenty thousand young men and women will endeavor to secure admission to certain colleges next June, by taking examinations given by the College Entrance Examination Board. Of this number about twelve thousand will be given admission in the following September. There will be approximately forty-five hundred of these final candidates fail in one or more subjects, and will be refused admission to their favorite college: Many of them will try next year and some will enter a college where standards are not so severe. Others will decide not to go on to college. Twelve thousand is only a small fraction of the total number of applicants to all the colleges of the country. It is believed that the sorting-out process is the correct one, and that those who pass the examination are better qualified to make good use of the opportunities for higher education than those who fail. In 1926, 44.85 percent of the high school graduates in the United State...
Coach Cuts Squad Men in Training [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 29 October 1929
Coach Cuts Squad Men in Training Coach Bill Osterholt has announced his program and tentative Varsity basketball squad for the coming season. Regular practices will be held on Mondavs, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:45 p. m. at the Lincoln gymnasium until November 8, after which time the squad will work out in the High School gym and Municipal auditorium. The list of the squad is as follows: Ahlgrim, Athev, Bergeron, Burks, Burnett, R. Davis, Guida, Hickman, McGee, Moore, Pattison, Rose, Stevenson, Watson, Weil, Yeaton, Delp, Henderson, Drake, Rogers and Reineman. It is advised that all of the above men keep their subjects up so that no ineligible cases will come up in the season. Moderate training is recommended up to the Christmas holidays. Intensive work will begin January 1, at which time the Junior College Conference games will begin. Maryland, 43.98; Massachusetts, 35.87; j Michigan, 44.03; Minnesota, 45.12; Mississippi, 54.07; Missouri, 42.60; Montana, 39.42; Nebraska, 31.83; Ne...