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Iowa Quest (Newspaper) - February 1, 1952, Iowa City, Iowa I r Louisiana Editor Urges Crusade Corruption Dixon Gives Don Mellett Lecture Here The Iowa vol. NO. 5 School of State University of Iowa Iowa June Kenneth L. managing tor of the Lake American told a university audience May 15 that citizens must find the courage to fight tion wherever they meet it His Importance of Being was the 23d annual Don R. Mellett lecture com- memorating the newsman who was shot to death in a 1926 Dixon's lecture will be printed in booklet form by New York sity which has charge of the rial lecture NYU designates a new site for the lecture and this year selected the bui school of journalism to sponsor tne Faced Defamation Charges who with four other Lake Charles newsmen was recently cleared of defamation charges growing out of an outlined the factors which led to the nationally publicized expose of what he termed a bling in the Lake Charles fight in Louisiana was but the sad part is that it need not have been Dixon jEte said citizens must find the courage to feel as ex- pendable in peacetime to fight cor- ruption and preserve freedoms of expression as they develop a sense of under the war in fighting for the same Were Dixon gambling and other vices operated freely because the people were afraid to cry out against the aware of the cor- feared for their lives and thus ceased to be he persons and organized vice at home with the same sort of courage they display on the we could preserve our liberties and not have to fight to regain Met Opposition Dixon and his colleagues struck out against this corruption through editorials and news He said the fight was met with an organized set up by the accused Dixon said his newspaper was faced with attempted circulation and advertising boycotts instigated by the but the plan failed street circulation and some local merchants even increased their Made On C First Floor Walls Poured for Communications Center FOUNDATION AND FIRST floor walls have been completed on the first unit of the State University of Iowa Communications Center and workmen are laying the in preparation to pour the ond story The building will house principally the school of journalism when completed next Two additional units will he built when funds are QUEST is an mental published by State University of Iowa school of It is not to be confused with the Daily student copies of which will be sent on SUI to Spend To Expand TV Training Prep Journalists Will Convene At SUI The Iowa School Press sociation will hold its annual con- vention at the State University of Friday and Oct. 31 j and Nov. 1. j Officers of the group met ly to plan a program for the The meeting is rotated between Iowa State Drake sity and It was held last at A expansion program for television instruction at the State of Iowa will begin this summer with new facilities ex- to be ready for teaching by the fall Prof. John Winnie of the speech and dramatic art department said the north wing of the library annex will be converted into 21 rooms and offices for TV Among the courses now taught in television is a seminar on TV news set up by the school of While not primarily a technique students in the seminar have presented two grams over at Davenport Radio News Offered Another school of journalism radio news con- siders methods of ing and editing television news as weU as radio Members of during the spring ter wrote three scripts designed for TV The expansion plans preceded an announcement by the Federal Communications commission which opened 70 new channels to make possible an eventual 2.053 TV Iowa City was allocated two channels 12, for non cial education and 24. open to commercial SUI Studies TV Role The university has had its cation on file since 1948, but must A committee appointed by President Virgil M. Handier is he walls are thick and practically sound proof and the ceilings are If we built a TV it would be the same general but would cost in the hundreds of thousands of title class rooms and rehearsal studios will be located on the ground Production studios and control rooms will be on the second A dark room will also be primarily for still Cites Primary Interest Winnie said SUI is interested in setting up a specific training j program and placing trained out in the field rather than j in producing programs for The university is presently ducing a half-hour show every two weeks for station port. Beginning this SUI will produce one show every is one of the first to begin teaching and training in TV and films and already has prestige in the Winnie 92 Courses Can be Used Ninety-two current courses can be utilized in an expanded TV or films training A total of 26 of these are in the speech and dramatic art The primary work of expansion will be under the direction of Prof. BL C. Harshbarger of the speech and dramatic art department and Much teaching and ing work will be under Prof. Edward C. head of the dramatic art Completion Of Building Seen in The first unit of the State University of Iowa Center will be completed next according to George L. university who if supervising Foundation and first story walls have been All materials for completion of the building are on Homer When the structure will be occupied by the school of the Daily lowan and advertising departments and student Construction was begun late The building site is on the southwest corner of the SUI engineering building When funds become additional units of the Center will be constructed the south of the engineering Building to Be 3 Stories The first unit will be three ies of brick and monolithic The 80 by 140-foot ing will have more than 50 The center has been designed so it can be built one unit at a. time as funds become Flans call for two more Additions units will house ing service and the Daily lowan radio station tele- vision audio-visual ing and information and other ing service and presses are now in the old journalism ing at the northwest corner of the intersection of Iowa ave. and buque and studios and offices in the engineering Front to Face West J KENNETH L. talks with publisher of the Belle Plaine and Loyal state editor the Cedar Rapids managing editor of the Lake American gave the 23d annual Don R. Mellett at the State of station are modeling of the library will cost around and will be spent for teaching The production studio will be 84 by 45 Winnie estimates that there will be feet of floor space in the entire TV Calls Site Ideal the arrangement of 1 the building is ideal for TV PUBLIC RELATIONS MEET Donald P. instructor in public relations in the school of took part in the Iowa Public Relations conference April 18, on the Cornell college Mount With upper stories projecting over the first the front of the facing will ture massive concrete fins set in a glass wall to add decoration and to act as a shade against the direct Corridors on the second and third floors will have 225 feet of overhead cases slanted from wall to ceiling and lighted by fluorescent Television cables will lace through the walls so that TV sets may be placed in offices and Compressed air will be piped to the photo and production tories for retouching photos and cleaning Campus Humor Averaging street and newsstand safes of in April and the State University of Iowa's new humor Magazine has made a big hit on The 16-page magazine is printed on tabloid and uses cover cartoons by Daily lowan Frank Work on the publication is done by a 17-stu- dent magazine laboratory class in the school of Prof. William Porter is the Students sell ads under the guidance of Prof. Ellis Other students sell the magazine under the guidance of Wilbur James business pointed out that the magazine uses only SUI stories and Dean Cedar was editor last
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