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In University Rivalries
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By CRAIG WILSON
"George Tirebiter" leads a dog's life.
And for Tirebiter, this dog's life is rough. He is the canine mascot
for the University of Southern California and is continually being dog-
napped by students of UCLA..
EARLY THIS FALL, he was mysteriously stolen from the dog-
and-cat hospital at which he had taken up temporary residence. For
two weeks, not a bark was heard from him until one USC scholar ran
headlong into Tirebiter on the wrong end of a UCLA leash. In the en-
suing scuffle, the absent canine wandered off into oblivion again.
Finally, according to the Daily Trojan, a Los Angeles news-
paper "found" Tirebiter on a secluded ranch up the Pacific Coast
and rushed him back just in time for the USC-UCLA grid battle.
However, Tirebiter, who isn't telling anyone just what happened,
has other adventures.
Last year UCLA rooters shaved the initials of their school in
Tirebiters fur coat. Fortunately it was a mild autumn.
IF THIS DOESN'T prove that students like their zoology alive, our
files bulge with further evidence:
The feline mascot of the Phi Mu's of Bowling Green College
Members are accusing the housemother's French poodle of being
overly unfriendly, according to the Bee Gee News.
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EVEN ALGI III, the pet alligator of the Theta Chi's at the Uni-
versity of California was on the loose for three days.
Students had nothing to fear, however, the Daily Californian re-
ported. Algi is a petite six inches long.
STRIVING TO REACH heights unattained by other animal lov-
ers, the Phi Sigma Delta men of the University of Colorado have Borus,
a red-shouldered hawk, for a congenial mascot.
Borus lives comfortably on a diet of frogs, mice and fingers of
pledges, the Silver and Gold reported.
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AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, an unfortunate turtle, em-
ployed as a mascot, found himself caught between the pages of a feud
between two of the campuses' literary publications.
As things reached a climax, the turtle, who has not been officially
named yet, decided the surroundings just were not fit for a red-blooded
young American turtle and took off.
J rCQIJUSIN S
T. Compton (above), former
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology president, is the new
chairman of the Research and
Development Board of the Na-
tional . Military Establishments.
He succeeds Dr. Vannevar Bush.
S A V E BE K L I N ' - Animals at Frankfurt zoo parade during a campaign under slogan "Save
Berlin (For Freedom)" held throughout state of Hesse. All political parties, except the Communists,
attended mass meetings which were part of the two-day action.
Lange To Discuss
Music of Latins
Francisco Curt Lange will dis-
cuss "The Evolution of Latin-
American Primitive, Folk, Popul-
ar and Art Music" at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in the Rackham Lecture
Born in Germany, Lange came
to Uraguay in 1923 where he sub-
sequently introduced musical es-
thetics into the high schools and
teachers' colleges and founded a
National Association for Esthetic
In addition, by writings and lec-
tures throughout Latin America he
has tried to "encourage its creative
and cultural musical life.
Immediately following the lec-
ture, whig is open to the public,
Lange will be guest of honor at a
reception at the International
AS IF ENOUGH assorted mas-
cots hadn't disappeared from cam-
pus life, rumors flew to the effect
that Peruna, the diminutive Mus-
tang mascot of Southern Method-
ist University had been ponynap-
Quoting some of the more
sturdy grapevines, the SMU
student paper announced that it
all started when a University of
Texan told a SMUdent that Per-
una was in "UT hands."
However, Peruna was safe and
sound, after all.
Then students began worrying
about Bevo-mascot of the Long-
horns of the University of Texas.
Bevo, it seems, is now being em-
ployed as first-string steer for the
San Antonio Zoo team and stud-
ents are contacting Gene Autry for
N E W H A T-Princess Mar.
garet Rose of Great Britain
wears a pink, felt beret-type hat
with pon pom trimming.
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3 r t A K - Field Mar-
shal Viscount Montgomery, chief
of the British Imperial General
Staff, and recently named per-
manent Military Chairman of
the Western Defense Council,
speaks to London workers dur-
ing an army recruiting campaign.
S P E E D I N C T H E M A I L - A helicopter arrives at Grand Palais (background) in Paris
with letter from Lord Mayor of London to Paris Municipal President. Letter, by jet plane from
London, reached Paris official 46ix/ minutes after it was dispatched.
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C M T Y M Q ' O N H U D S 0 N - The 45,000-ton battleship Missouri. upon which the Japanese signed surrender,
glides up the Hudson River past a backdrop of New York's skyline. She is only craft of her type now in service.
Our own phantom ballerina of butter-soft kid.
There'll be a new lilt to your walk in this newest of campus favoritcs,
our own diminutive ballerina pump, craftily constructed
with an inside wedge for comfort. In color-bright kid, stroked with gold