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A Penny For Your Thoughts [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
A Penny For Your Thoughts It is said that we live in a scientific age. All over the world learned men and women are engaged in laborious analyses, dissections and subsequent syntheses. In fact, even the very common things of live are •being placed on a scientific basis. For instance, today it is not out of the ordinary to speak of the science of cooking, the science of sports, or even the science of millinery. Now, in spite of all this scientific talk, nothing has yet been said of the science of thinking. We look upon thinking with an attitude of comparative indifference, not knowing whence our thoughts come nor whither they go; and yet there must, out of pure necessity, be a science of thinking. The fact that our thinking is perpetual mental action necessitates careful analysis and dissection of our thoughts —"discarding the dross and retailing the gold" of every form of human knowledge.-—M. F.
Corsairs Supreme [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Corsairs Supreme "Corsairs" was the name given by the Mediterranean peoples to the privateers of the Barbary Coast, the northern shore of Africa, These marauders were sent out by the princes of their states to prey upon merchant ships. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Corsairs were the scourge of the Mediterranean. Until Simon Danser, a Flemish regenade, taught them the use of sails, these pirates used oars to propel their galleys. Great nations paid them ransom for the use of the Mediterranean, and no one thought of invading their strongholds. Now, although we of S. M. J. C. are not as primitive as our ancestors, we intend to be the scourge of the Junior College Conference. We can gain recognition and supremacy in the Conference by hard work and determination, so let's go, "Corsairs," and live up to the name. —F. W.
EXCHANGES [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
EXCHANGES The commercial department of University High is securing holiday positions for a number of its boy students."—Warrior. The College "Y" of Citrus Junior convened late in October for the final selection of candidates for membership.—Citric Acid. kA class in lip-reading for the aid 6f nonearing persons has been included in the curriculum of Chaffey High School for those who wish it. —Tatler. Having as its fundamental object the promotion of friendship and goodwill, the Brotherhood of Bachelors has again been organized in Santa Ana Junior College. For the first time in its football history, the Riverside Jaysee played a night game when it attacked the Pasadena Buccaneers in the Rose Bowl, November 30. —Arroyo. The Aeronautics shop of the Pomona Jaysee has recently received new equipment. It is being used in the overhauling of the class's plane, which was a navy ship. —Magnet. San Mateo J. C. is seeking a name for its "bridge." The bridge is a haven for men who wish to congrega...
BOOK REVIEW [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
BOOK REVIEW "Journey's End," by R. C. Sherriff, is a war tragedy of such intense interest that, having once set about the task of reading, all else seems beside the point. The entire play is staged ih a dug-out somewhere in France, within an easy grenade throw of the German front lines. The characters are well established —incarnated by lines of such natural reality that the reader feels these people actually live. Only once does the.action digress from a direct objective, dropping into a strained salacious soldier jargon. A relief it seems, but no! Undercurrents of tension build up the scene powerfully until a fearful climax is reached. Stanhope is the main character, imbued with youth, temper, and executive ability. His attempts to drown the strain and horror of war by drinking form an interesting side issue, involving the hero worship of a youth who has known Stanhope in earlier days. He is a brilliant character with brilliant dialogue well suited to the atmosphere of Very lights...
HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
HUMOR Eha: Do you love me? Esha: I love everybody. Eha: Aw! Let Ood do that —we should specialize.—Pelican. Prof. What is an island, Lucille? x L. W.: A place where the bottom of the sea sticks up through the water. "Life is so feudal," complained the medieval baron as the victorious foe looted his castle. Rose: Who is that girl with the Spanish heels? Rosey: They're not heels; they are darned ni£e fellows. Fish: Have you your program filled, Helen ? Helen S.: Go away, big boy; you know this is my first dish of ice cream. "Open that d00r.," cried the turkey, "it's roasting in here." Cop: Say on this driver's license your name is obliterated. Adele: You're crazy; my name's Winn. Her handwriting was terrible, but she certainly could make eyes. "Why do you sit there and scratch your head?" "I'm the only one who knows that it itches." W'ally H.: I hear Royal disgraced himself at the party last night; is that so? Joe W.: Yes; he had a few drinks and the hostess asked him to play on the p...
STAGE-SCREEN [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
STAGE-SCREEN "She Couldn't Say No." Charlotte Greenwood in a hilarious comedy so well done the audience goes home with a "good taste in their mouths." "Disraeli. " feeorge Arliss's debut in the "talkies." His portrayal is as good as his original characterization on the legitimate. "Evangeline." Money can do almost anything, but it can't make an angel of Dolores del Rio. "The Trespasser." Gloria Swanson makes a return after having her last silent picture shelved with a loss of $300,000. Some heart appeal, but most of it turns into nothing but sex appeal. ' "Her Cardboard Lover." A French love farce with Edward Everett Horton, so draw your own conclusions. "Sunny Side Up." The best thing Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell have done Comedy, charm., romance, pathos, and good music throughout the play. "The Virginian." Gary Cooper is a good hero, but no one could ever do this picture as Farnum did. Mary Brian helps put the picture over.
Stand on Your Own Feet [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Stand on Your Own Feet Perhaps the best thing a student learns in college is to stand on his own feet. All the diversions which friends offer should not deter him from following the course he has planned. More than the little pleasures of every-day life, one should enter into the better things of real culture, from which he is able to enjoy the'bigger things. Nowadays the "regular fella," who is nothing but an individual having a good time, belongs to that category which only few remember. It is the real gentleman —and that means a lot —who is the outstanding person of the day. He has ambitions and works to realize them. Are you in a-class with him? —E. M.
The Value of a Smile [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
The Value of a Smile Have you ever thought about the value of a smile? Did you ever realize that those who receive smiles are enriched, while the giver is by no means made poorer? A smile takes but a moment and no effort, yet the memory of it may last for years. A smile creates happiness in the home, office, and classroom. It fosters good will and friendship. A smile can neither be bought, sold, exchanged, borrowed, or stolen. "Laugh and the world laughs with you" runs the old.adage, so why not try smiling yo.ur way through school? —A. R.
A. W. S. Board In First Meet [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
A. W. S. Board In First Meet The executive board of the Associated Women of the Junior College held its first meeting last week. The group was presided over by Lucile Williams, and many important issues were discussed. Suggestions were offered by the members of the board as to who should serve on the various committees for the ensuing year. The central committee had already decided that the president would be a member of the staff under the Commissioner of Arts, so it was decided that the vice-president should have charge of the social committee. Miss Ethel Robinson, dean of women, will be the general advisor for the association, with Mrs. H. R. Cejudo acting as social advisor.
Faculty Committee Works On Catalogue [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Faculty Committee Works On Catalogue A committee composed of the faculty of the Santa Monica Junior College has been and will be for a few weeks working on the first edition of the Junior College catalog. This will be of great assistance to students and newcomers. • By containing every form of essential information, it will enable our incoming students to correctly learn the purposes of our school and remind the older students of their duties to their Alma Mater. This catalog will contain complete information" on the various courses which are to be given in this school. These courses will be organized into curricula, such as pre-legal, pre-medical, liberal arts, pre-engineering, pre-teaching, pre-dental, secretarial, business administration, journalism, pre-nurs-ing, music and physical education. Each course will have listed the various subjects that it will be necessary for every student to take during each semester in junior college. There will also be a brief description of the v...
English Heads Meet [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
English Heads Meet Mr. E. R. Coulson of the English Department will attend a meeting of the Chairmen of English Departments to be held in Pasadena on November 16. The. purpose of the meeting is to allow the instructors to get acquainted with each other. The group will have breakfast at eleven o'clock in the El Patio Tea Room of the Community Playhouse. At 2:15 in the afternoon they will attend a performance of "Man and Superman," which is the current attraction in the Community Playhouse. The Phoenix Junior College of Arizona is in the throes of fraternity and sorority rushing. Eager freshmen, some hopeful, some confident, are waiting in anticipation. Alpha Sigma Gamma and Theta Chi Delta are two of the societies.
Dr. Ralph Bush To Teach Summer Class [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Dr. Ralph Bush To Teach Summer Class An announcement of unusual interest to Santa Monica Junior College students was made last week, when Dr. Bush released the news that he had been invited and had accepted an invitation to teach two courses at the University of California Summer School. This is a signal honor and a compliment to Dr. Bush. The University at Berkeley has the reputation of selecting only the men foremost in their lines. To receive an invitation to teach is therefore a distinct honor in itself. The courses Dr. Bush has been selected to teach are "Secondary Education" and "The Junior College." Not only does this compliment Dr. Bush, but it is also a compliment to S. M. J. C. to have as head of the college one so capable in this field.
U.C.L.A. Dedicates College Theatre [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
U.C.L.A. Dedicates College Theatre The play "Cock Robin," presented by the school of speech at the University of California at Los Angeles, formally dedi- cated the college tneater on the evening of November 7. The play is of a mystery type and provided the audience with all the thrills attendant upon this type of presentation. The college theater is the largest on the coast, and probably the best equipped university theater in the country. It is located In Royce Hall, one of the most beautiful buildings on the new Westwood campus.
Chaffey Has Contest [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Chaffey Has Contest The annual Podrasnik oratorical contest held at Chaffey Junior College and ChafFey High School is scheduled for November 8. Premier McDonald's visit has been suggested as an appropriate topic. Five prizes are offered, two to the "Jaysee" orators, and three to the high school victors. — Thrasher.
Officers Elected At Meeting of J. C. "Y" [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Officers Elected At Meeting of J. C. "Y" At the second formal meeting of the Corsair "Y" club complete organization of the group was finished. A large number of students attended the meeting which was held at the Y. M. C. A. Secretary Hovey of the Y. M. C. A. presided over the meeting until the permanent officers were elected. Those picked to fill the various offices were: F. Tsheppe, president; G. Reineman, vice-president; T. Gross, secretary and treasurer. Meetings will be held every other Monday in the Y. M. C. A. It is planned to bring guest speakers who are actively engaged in Y work in other colleges. It was decided to also hold a luncheon for faculty men on Thursday. This luncheon will be held in the Tower Cafe. The next important step will be ratifying the Constitution, which will be done at the next meeting.
Students Forming College Glee Club [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Students Forming College Glee Club Organization of the Junior College Glee Club has begun under the direction of Miss Wally. The groups intend to present music from musical comedies, semiclassical pieces, and some modern compositions. Both men's and women's trios and quartets will be formed, and it is hoped assemblies can be presented by the music clubs. The club is open to all students interested in music, and it is hoped that a large group will respond.
S. C. Enlarges Paper [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
S. C. Enlarges Paper Monday, November 4, the Daily Trojan instituted its new six-page seven-column edition with a proportionately enlarged staff. Because of the increased size, three new features are to become permanent parts of the paper, and picture illustrations will be more plentiful than hitherto. — Daily Trojan.
Debate Team Suffers Defeat In Debut [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Debate Team Suffers Defeat In Debut In the first tilt of the year the S. M. J. C. debating team was placed "hofs.de combat" by the opposition. At the same time the friendly relations now existing bet-ween the Santa Monica Police Department and tjie College were slightly j strained. The scene of the upset was somewhere-on Fourth Street, between Broadway and the school. While thousands of spectators cheered, Art Redden and a motor cop (name by request) held tneir wordy battle. It all started when Art felt the need of demonstrating to Coach Wallbanlo the power of his, Art's, lungs. The coach was crossing the street and Redden was riding in Ted Gross's car. Herr Redden let out one of his artificial sirens, causing Mr. Wallbank to assume the ungentlemanly attitude of a man trying to catch a street car. About two seconds after this another siren pierced the air, but Gross, thinking that Art was still grinding them out, calmly proceeded. Then the spectators were thrilled to see Gross force...
Class Attends Cell Lecture [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Class Attends Cell Lecture Mr. Meeuwenberg's zoology class, accompanied b.y several members from the botany section, attended a very interesting lecture held on the U. C. L. A. campus recently. The lecture was held in Royce Hall, the administration building, and was conducted by Dr. Carol Kaeefig of the science department. In his lecture he explained the formation and workings of the cell, which were accompanied by charts and diagrams to familiarize those present with every intricate working of a cell while in the process of development. The class gained much help from thiiT talk, and many points in the development of cells were cleared up. Plans are being made whereby the class can travel to U. C. L. A. often and attend these lectures.
Art of Studying Told Collegians [Newspaper Article] — Corsair — 12 November 1929
Art of Studying Told Collegians How to derive the greatest benefit from a college education through proper methods of study is explained in a monograph just completed by President R. B. von KleinSmid and Vice-President Frank C. Touton of the University of Southern California, and entitled " Effective. Study Procedures." Among the interesting subheads to an extremely long, list of fields of study, are the following: Plan your study room; budget your time; utilize text books eZectively; master library technique; learn laboratory procedure; master the scientific method; secure proper equipment; record assignments; review; note new terms; relate assignments to course objectives; visualize conditions and relationships, use thought links; check your work; apply facts learned; enlarge your vocabulary; develop ability, to grasp fundamentals; adopt a scholarly attitude; plan for continued growth. Contained in the 100-page book are concrete study suggestions, including: Three hours per week i...