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   Iowa Quest (Newspaper) - February 1, 1952, Iowa City, Iowa                                I r I: s: Louisiana Editor Urges Crusade Againsf Corruption Dixon Gives Don Mellett Lecture Here The Iowa vol. xm, NO. 5 School of Journalism, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa June Kenneth L. Dixon, managing edi- tor of the Lake Charles, American Press, told a university audience May 15 that citizens must find the courage to fight corrup- tion wherever they meet it His address. "The Importance of Being was the 23d annual Don R. Mellett lecture com- memorating the Canton, Ohio, newsman who was shot to death in a 1926 anti-corruption crusade. Dixon's lecture will be printed in booklet form by New York univer- sity which has charge of the memo- rial lecture fund. NYU designates a new site for the lecture and this year selected the bui school of journalism to sponsor tne event. Faced Defamation Charges who with four other Lake Charles newsmen was recently cleared of defamation charges growing out of an anti-gambling crusade, outlined the factors which led to the nationally publicized expose of what he termed a "gam- bling combine" in the Lake Charles area. "Our fight in Louisiana was won, but the sad part is that it need not have been Dixon said. jEte said citizens must find the courage to feel themselves, as ex- pendable in peacetime to fight cor- ruption and preserve freedoms of expression as they develop a sense of expandability under the "phony war in fighting for the same freedom. Were Afraid' Dixon said' gambling and other vices operated freely because the people were afraid to cry out against the combine. "The citizens, aware of the cor- ruption, feared for their lives and thus ceased to be expendable." he "If persons would'fight corrup- and organized vice at home with the same sort of courage they display on the battlefield, we could preserve our liberties and not have to fight to regain them." Met Opposition Dixon and his colleagues struck out against this corruption through editorials and news coverage. He said the fight was met with an organized anti-newspaper cam- paign set up by the accused vio- lators. Dixon said his newspaper was faced with attempted circulation and advertising boycotts instigated by the gamblers, but the plan failed "since street circulation mul- tiplied and some local merchants even increased their advertising. Made On C Foundation, 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 forms, above, in preparation to pour the sec- ond story floor. The building will house principally the school of journalism when completed next spring. Two additional units will he built when funds are available. _____________________ THE-IOWA QUEST is an experi- mental newspaper- published by the_ State University of Iowa school of journalism. It is not to be confused with the Daily lowan, student newspaper, copies of which will be sent on request. SUI to Spend To Expand TV Training Prep Journalists Will Convene At SUI The Iowa High. School Press as- sociation will hold its annual con- vention at the State University of Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 j and Nov. 1. j Officers of the group met recent- ly to plan a program for the event. The meeting is rotated between Iowa State college, Drake univer- sity and SUI. It was held last .year at Icwa State. A expansion program for television instruction at the State University- of Iowa will begin this summer with new facilities ex- pected to be ready for teaching by the fall semester. 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 teaching. Among the courses now taught in television is a seminar on TV news set up by the school of jour- nalism. While not primarily a technique course, students in the seminar have presented two pro- grams over WOC-TV at Davenport Radio News Offered Another school of journalism course, radio news writing, con- siders methods of reporting, writ- ing and editing television news as weU as radio news. Members of the.class during the spring semes- ter wrote three scripts designed for TV production. The expansion plans preceded an announcement by the Federal Communications commission which opened 70 new channels to make possible an eventual 2.053 TV stations. Iowa City was allocated two channels 12, for non commer- cial education use, and 24. open to commercial use. SUI Studies TV Role The university has had its appli- cation on file since 1948, but must re-apply. A committee appointed by President Virgil M. Handier is he said. "The walls are thick and practically sound proof and the ceilings are high. If we built a TV it would be the same general design, but would cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars." Offices, shops, title room, class rooms and rehearsal studios will be located on the ground floor. Production studios and control rooms will be on the second floor. A dark room will also be installed, primarily for still photography. Cites Primary Interest Winnie said SUI is interested in setting up a specific training j program and placing trained per- sonnel out in the field rather than j in producing programs for TV. The university is presently pro- ducing a half-hour show every two weeks for station WOC, Daven- port. Beginning this summer. SUI will produce one show every week. "SUI is one of the first to begin teaching and training in TV and films and already has siderable prestige in the Winnie said. 92 Courses Can be Used Ninety-two current courses can be utilized in an expanded TV or films training program. A total of 26 of these are in the speech and dramatic art department. The primary work of expansion will be under the direction of Prof. BL C. Harshbarger of the speech and dramatic art department and Winnie. Much teaching and train- ing work will be under Prof. Edward C. Mabie, head of the dramatic art depart- terUnit Completion Of Building Seen in '53 The first unit of the State University of Iowa Commun- ications Center will be completed next spring, according to George L. Homer, university architect, who if supervising construction. Foundation and first story walls have been poured. All materials for completion of the building are on hand, Homer said. When finished, the structure will be occupied by the school of journalism, the Daily lowan edi- torial and advertising departments and student publications. Construction was begun late last- summer. The building site is lo- cated on the southwest corner of the SUI engineering building block. When funds become availa- ble, additional units of the Center will be constructed eastward, up- the hill, south of the engineering building. Building to Be 3 Stories The first unit will be three stor- ies high, of brick and monolithic concrete. The 80 by 140-foot build- ing will have more than 50 rooms. The center has been designed so it can be built one unit at a. time as funds become available. Flans call for two more units. Additions units will house ing service and the Daily lowan presses, radio station WSUI, tele- vision facilities, audio-visual teach- ing and production, information service, and other facilities. Print- ing service and presses are now lo- cated in the old journalism build- ing at the northwest corner of the intersection of Iowa ave. and Du- buque st., and WSUI's studios and offices are- in the engineering building. Front to Face West U' J EWSPAPER! KENNETH L. DIXON, center, talks with R.O. Burrows, left, publisher of the Belle Plaine Union, and Loyal Meek, state editor the Cedar Rapids Gaiette. Dixon, managing editor of the Lake Charles, La., American Press, gave the 23d annual Don R. Mellett toctare at the State Uaivenity of Iowa. station possibmtie. are modeling of the library will cost around and will be spent for teaching equipment. The production studio will be 84 by 45 feet. Winnie estimates that there will be feet of floor space in the entire TV section. Calls Site Ideal "In general, the arrangement of 1 the building is ideal for TV stu- PUBLIC RELATIONS MEET Donald P. Schrader, instructor in public relations in the school of journalism, took part in the Iowa Public Relations conference April 18, on the Cornell college campus, Mount Vernon. With upper stories projecting over the first floor, the front of the structure, facing west, will fea- ture massive concrete fins set in a glass wall to add decoration and to act as a shade against the direct sunlight. Corridors on the second and third floors will have 225 feet of overhead .display cases slanted from wall to ceiling and lighted by fluorescent tubes. Television cables will lace through the walls so that TV sets may be placed in offices and class- rooms. Compressed air will be piped to the photo and production labora- tories for retouching photos and cleaning machinery. Campus Humor Averaging street and newsstand safes of in April and May, the State University of Iowa's new humor publication, Magazine X, has made a big hit on campus. The 16-page magazine is printed on newsprint, tabloid size, and uses cover cartoons by Daily lowan car- toonist Frank Interlandi. Work on the publication is done by a 17-stu- dent magazine laboratory class in the school of journalism. Prof. William Porter is the instructor. Students sell ads under the su- pervisory guidance of Prof. Ellis Newsome, Other students sell the magazine under the guidance of Wilbur Peterson, instructor. James Bowermaster, Fairfield, business manager, pointed out that the magazine uses only SUI pro- duced cartoons, stories and pic- tures. Dean Norman, Cedar was editor last semester. ,'SPAPERf   

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