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Title: The Florida alligator
Alternate title: Summer school news
University of Florida summer gator
Summer gator
Alternate Title: Daily bulletin
Orange and blue daily bulletin
Orange and blue bulletin
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Physical Description: v. : ; 32-59 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: the students of the University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Creation Date: March 15, 1946
Publication Date: 1912-1973
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 24, 1912)-v. 65, no. 74 (Jan. 31, 1973).
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The University Symphony Orches-
tra returns to the campus following
a wartime layoff. We welcome them
back.


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erning Bilbo. See editorial page for
moment.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA-FRIDAY,, MARCH 15, 1946


77J Gator Veteran Committee Asks




ForBette Cafeteria Faciities



19 ew Faculty arleton To Address Newlv Sneed Is Uraed


These four members of the U. of F. Debating Team, which won the South Atlantic Forensi
nament at iHickory, N. C., last week, won honors in t heir events. Left to right are George Moss, I
tagna who won five out of seven debates on the af firmative team and Leon McKim, John
winners of seven for seven on the negative team.


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The University of Florida deba
championship in the South Atlantic F
at Hickory, N. C., this past week-em
contest and all other speech contests
Held at Lenoir-Ryne College, the
the national subject, "Resolved tha
Foreign Policy Be to Establish Free T:
tions of the World." Out of 14 contest
12. The negative team, John
Crews, Macclenny, and Leon problem,
McKim, Miami, won all of and Moss
their seven debates. The af- Other
formative team, William Castagna, tourney
Clearwater, and George Moss, Key North Ca
West, won five of their seven, of South
Second place in the tournament con, Roan
was awarded the University of Ryne.
South Carolina. 'On Mo
Four other contests were en- waters, co
tcred by the University of Florida Don Eane
debaters, and honors were gained Westin, J
in all. In extempore speech, Me- Gerald Gc
Kim earned first place and sec- for Atlan
ond went to Moss. The impromptu participate
speech contest was won by Crews citation of
and Moss was second. McKim cop- ney.
ped first in after dinner speaking. The gro
In problem solving, where con- U. of F.'s
testant'F are given 15 minutes to dent Cong
prepare a speech on a national with the



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Ha CoedLife
Dr. Howart R. Smith, one of
the foremost American pioneers in
animal husbandry education, spoke
to a gathering of 65 members and
guests of the Agriculture Club in
College Park recently, featured by
an open-air steak fry.
Dr. Smith. introduced to the
club by Prof. C. H. Willoughby,
professor of animal husbandry,
spoke briefly on Florida's role in
livestock production.
"Florida's biggest disadvantage
is the lack of forage crops," Dr.
Smith said. He pointed out that
some day Florida will be produc-
ducing more feed and eventually
there will be a great development
in meat production in this state.
At present the Southeast produces
only one-half of the meat it con-
sumes.
Speaking of our University
lie praised the beautiful build-
ings and campus but hlie went 'on
to say that one important as-
pect of college life is lacking: co-
education. lie has been to many
large colleges and universities
and feels that the influence of
coeducation is a very necessary
part of college life. "The girls
should be here at the Univer-
sity," he said.
Dr. Smith was graduated from
Michigan State college and has
taught at Missouri, Nebraska and
Minnesota universities. He is a
Pioneer in animal husbandry edu-
caton in the United States. Since
1917 Dr. Smith has .been engaged
in loss prevention work and he is
now head of the natoinal livestock
loss prevention board.
Faculty guests present at the
steak fry were Prof. C. H. Wil-
loughby, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Mc-
Call and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Drig-
g'ers.


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ourney Title
te squad copped a
orensic Tournament
d, winning the maiin Lawyer T ks To
entered.
tournament debated
t the United States R irAs sr ialr
rade Among the Na- VuIAssoc iio
s the University won
Zach Douglas, prominent trial
first place went to Crews lawyer of Gainesville, addressed
was second. the regular meeting of the John
schools entered in the Marshall Bar Association of. the
were North Carolina, College of Law last Thursday, and
rolina State, University presented several dramatic illus-
Carolina, Randolph Ma- rations of arguments which he
ioke College arid Lenoir- has found ui,.-.:l in defense
trials. A short but vital business
onday the Florida de- meeting preceded the address.
insisting of George Moss, Douglas spoke generally on the
ett Bill Castagna, Alan effective presentation of a case
. J. Crews, Leon McKim, before a jury, and emphasized the
-rdon and Ed Klein, leave necessity of a thorough study of
ta, Ga., where they will evidence and the law. He de-
e in the Southern Asso- scribed how the practices of crim-
Teachers' Speech Tour- final defense necessarily change
with changes in customs, modes
Dup will also serve as the of living and public opinion.
s delegation to the Stu- Presenting vivid excerpts of
gress held in conjunction speeches he had made before
tournament. juries in some of his most im-
portant defense trials, Douglas
particularly illustrated t h e
S D ona teS three main types of legal evi-
dence: direct, circumstantial,
and expert. "Under our system
D 9 i of law," Douglas said in conclu-
OSS u rive sion, "all persons are presumed
S*- to be innocent until found guilty,
hund every accused person is en-
rs of the faculty and titled to an adequate defense, in
umittee of the University order that justice be done."
946 Red Cross campaign Dean Harry R. Trusler of the
ed 500 dollars on the first College of Law introduced the
e new drive. The contri- speaker. Pat Emmanuel, presi-
tere made after a meeting dent of the Bar Association, pre-
mmittee at 4 p.m. Wed- sided.


lnesl ay iJn ljorida Union. lthe
meeting was attended by 28 mem-
bers.
The student drive is s:-:: con-
tinu'ng. All dormitories have
been completely canvassed ex-
cept Fletcher and Buchman
Halls and all the fraternities
have been covered, according to
Sam Gibbons, leader of the stu-
dent drive. Flavet Village has
made almost 100% contribu-
tions.
In a letter to the members of
the faculty and staff of the Uni-
versity, President Tigert referred
to the Red Cross drive which be-
gan March 1, and said, "The Uni-
versity of Florida has always par-
ticipated in these drives, and the
response from the University in
previous years has been very lib-
eral. We have met every quota
that has assigned us and I hope
that we sha:; maintain this fine
record this year."
The quota for contributions
from the administrative, teach-
ing, and maintenance members
of the staff has been set atl
$2,000. According to Mr. D. R.
(Billy) Matthews, chairman of
the committee and co-ordinator
of the drive on the campus, there
will be no solicitations nor spe-
cial drives to raise this money
from the staff. Whatever is
given will be voluntary.
Copies of President Tigert's let-
ter were sent Thursday to all
members of the faculty and staff.
,These letters outline how the
campaign will be carried out.
Those who wish to make contribu-
tions will turn them in to the
nearest member of the commit-
tee. A list of the members ac-
companies each letter.


Members Listed


At University
Nineteen new faculty mem-
bers have been appointed at the
University of Florida to handle in-
S creased student enrollment and
fill vacancies created by resigna-
tions, President John J. Tigert an-
nounced today following Board of
ic Tour- Control approval.
Bill Cas- The .majority of the new staff:
Crews n members have been named to ease


the problems where instructors
found their classes too crowded,
Dr. Tigert pointed out. Four are
replacements for professors who
have resigned or are on leave of
absence and two are returning
here after service ,in the armed
forces.
Six In A. and S.
In the College of Arts and Sci-
ences, six 'new instructors have
joined the faculty. Dr. Orville F.
Quackenbush, associate professor
of sociology, is returning after
serving in the armed forces. El-
win C. Whiting, acting instructor
in speech, taught at the Univer-
sity of M1ichigan and has just been
released from the U. S. Marine
Corps.
In the psychology department,
Richard J. Anderson is assistant
professor of psychology in the Bu-
reau of Vocational Guidance and
Dr. Stan E. Wi'merly, associate
professor of psychology, has re-
-Continued on PUge Five


By Eddie Kelly
A notice will soon appear:
"Qualifications for membership in
Florida Blue Key should be turned
in ."
What will this notice, or even
the name Florida Blue Key mean
to you ?
Probably not much if you
haven't been at the University
long enough to familiarize your-
self with the various campus or-
ganizations.
So if you're new on campus, or
an old student back after several
years and perhaps a little rusty on
University spirit, traditions, and
activities, here's what Florida
Blue Key is and what happened in
the organization during the war:
To start with the present and
future, which is usually more in-
teresting than the past: Eight
Florida Blue Key members re-
turned from the service and early
this month reactivated their or-
ganization after a dormant period
during the war. Ten student lead-


The University Symphony Orch-
estra will present its first con-
cert of the season in the Univer-
sity auditorium Sunday, March 17,'
at 3 p. m.
While the orchestra has had
a difficult time keeping up its
pre-war excellence, it now has
a membership of 55, including a
number of outstanding artists.
Included among these are Miss
Carolyn Vidal, concertmaster, who
has attained wide recognition as
a violin soloist; Efrim Fruchtman,
Opli-f q f- A -


ers were initiated Mar. 5, and the
highest honorary organization on
the campus began plans for the
semester.
At a meeting Tuesday night
under the leadership of newly
elected President Nixon Butt,
Florida Blue Key outlined va-
rious projects designed to carry
out the purpose of the organi-
zation by serving the University
and fostering a greater spirit
of unity among Florida men.
Florida Blue Key was mentioned
above as an honorary organization.
It is honorary, but that doesn't
tell the whole story. Emphasis in
the organization is put on service
and leadership in University prob-
lems; so Florida Blue Key would
be more appropriately called .an
honorary-leadership service fra-
ternity.
Members in school are active
members and continue their serv-
ice to the school. Initiation into
Florida Blue Key means much


Reactivated II

The International Relations C.
might, March 18 at 8 o'clock at a i
Union auditorium. Professor Will
Science Department, will speak to
ican-Russian Relations."
In the past, the International
Relations Club has teen bringing
some of the best speakers on the
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PROF. WILLIAM G. CARLETON
campus before the student body in
discussions of state, national and
international questions. The pur-
pose of the club, the re-organiza-
tion committee stated at a pre-
liminary meeting this-Iweeki is to


mainder of the program yesterday.
It will consist of Beethoven's
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, the
,"Cavatina" of Carl Bohm, Han-
del's "Sinfonietta," and the Charles
J. Roberts arrangement "Old Folks
at Home and in Foreign Lands,"
a rendition of "Suwannee River"
in the musical idiom of the United
States, France, Spain, Germany,
Ireland, Italy and Hungary.
The orchestra was founded 26
years ago by its present conduc-
tor, and developed from an eight-


cel ist andi aLssistantL conductor; piece ensem
Mary E. Budd, cellist; and Maj. at its peak.
Ben Glasser, flutist. Each ye:
Mr. Fruchtman has already presented 7
made his Town Hall, New York, ing student
appearance, and won the coveted loists, boti
Julliard scholarship. The war and vocal
interrupted his studies there, but Mr. Fruc
he plans to continue his work at heard here


Julliard next fall. chestra, and
Prior to the address the asso- Mrs. Budd and Maj. Glasser in recitals
elation held a business meeting at are both well known in musical grams as w
which it was voted that the or- circles in New York, having been music group
ganiaztion would sponsor the an-. members of the National Symphony Mrs. Alfo:
nual Barrister's Brawl, the social and other musical organizations ville audien
event of the legal school's calen- in that city. with local
dar. It was decided to have a Mrs. H. 0. Alford, soprano solo- Budd may
"high-class" affair, with orches- ist with the Symphony, will be ments perfo
tra, and the social committee an added attraction on the con- York Womrn
chairman, Julian Lifsey, an- cert. Her offerings will include Antonio Bri
nounced that final plans would be Panis Angeliclus," by Cesar tional Orch
made public soon. Franck, and Greig's "Ich Liebe der Leon Ba
Emmanuel announced that Dich" (I Love You). chamber mu
Continued on Page Thrce Prof. Brown announced the re- necticut and


ibe m 1920 to over 60

ar the orchestra has
four concerts, featur-
t and professional so-
I of an instrumental
nature.
htman was previously
with the University or-
d by a larger audience
and symphonic pro-
ell as in radio chamber
)s.
rd is known to Gaines-
ces through her work
groups, while Mrs.
add to her accomplish-
rmances with the New
men's Symphony under
ico, and with the Na-
hestra Association un-
arzain, as well as with
music programs in Con-
d New Jersey.


more than just another shingle to
hang on the wall. Main activities
are the annual Homecoming pro-
gram, Freshman 'Week, and a
state orientation program made
up of speeches and appearances
throughout the state.
Why is the word "Florida"
always repeated when the or-
ganization is mentioned? Why
not just Blue Key? Because
Florida Blue Key was founded
on the campus in 1923 and has
remained a local organization,
not affiliating with the National
Blue Key which grew from the
idea of the Florida group.
Florida Blue Key was formed to
bring together leaders from va-
rious campus groups with the pur-
pose of working together for a
harmony and unity that would ad-
vance the University and pro-
mote activities of student life. Rec-
ognized as the top campus organi-
zation throughout the state, Flor-
ida Blue Key includes many promi-


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meeting to e nf 1 ei tt ,u Trnorr aa
liam G. Carleton, of the Political The "Gator Veteran" cafeteria investigating com-
the group at this time on "Amer- mittee has made a report embodying eight recommenda-
tions concerning the expansion of present facilities,
preparation of food, and hours ,of opening.
The. recommendations are the result of a detailed
various problems which confront investigation made early this week by the special cafe-
America at home and in inter- teria committee, headed by Irank Duckwortn, into the
national affairs, reasons for the high prices
Before World War II some of and mediocre food reported- m n
the issues brought before the club ly prevailing at the Univer- iS un er e i
audiences and discussed by inunmi- sity cafeteria. S.1
nent speakers were the drafting of The committee held conferences
men for the United States armed with K. H. Graham, University A F E
services, the effect of war on uni- business manager, and the cafe- EAkmen 8 F To B
-eirsities, and various other timely teria staff. A tour was made of U M
topics. the cafeteria to examine its fa,-
'In 1943 the club discontinued. cilitles. Graham answelted ques- LAlL
Due to the increased enrollment tions oo'ncerning the cafeteria
of the student body and the budget, general fund, and over- y
mounting interest in present day head expenses.


affairs, a committee composed of The recommendations of the
Don Eanett, Mike Salmon. Jim- committee were:


my Mack, Walter Kraemer and
Elliot Scheinfield have been influ-
ental in preparing preliminary re-
organization plans.
Election of officers will te held
one week from Monday night and
in the absence of Acting Chair-
man Don Eanett, Mike Salmon
and Jimmy Mack. will preside as
co-chairmen for Monday night's
meeting.

NOTICE T1O'
3RADUATING SENIORS
In the Florida Union there
will be, 'posted the tampls of
the senior graduation invita-
tions for your inspection. Please
read the bulletin carefully and
follow the directions explicitly
so that you will receive your in-
vitations and personal cards as
you desire them.
Important: The deadline for
getting in your order is Friday,
March 29. No orders will be ac-
cepted after that date.



Johns Heads


AdministratiOn
Dr. Roe Lydell Johns, director
-f the division of administration
ind finance, Alabama Department
of Education, has been appointed
professor cf school administration
at the University of Florida..
One of the outstanding men in
the field of school administration
in the country, Dr. Johns will aid
in graduate work in the College of
Education. He will also also be
available as a consultant for pub-
lic schools in the state-as are all
members of the education facul-
ty.
Dr. Johns holds a BS degree
from Southeastern Missouri State
Teachers College, an AM and
PhD degrees from Columbia Uni-
versity. He has been superinten-
dent of schools at Hunter and
Bloomfield, Mo., and professor of
education at Alabama Polytechnic
Institute at Auburn. He has been
with the Alabama State Depart-
ment of Education since 1936.


",1. That the present plans by
the University, in toto, be speed-
ily completed. Present facilities
need to be tripled at least.
"2. That employees be required
to pay for all china broken by
their negligence.
"3. That the. space below the
steam tables be enclosed with slid-
ing dsors to accommodate the
temporary storage of plates so
that food will not cool before be-
ing eaten..
"4. That eggs be cooked in five
different ways: straight-up, over-
light, medium, hard, and scram-
bled.
"5. That the cafeteria open by
7:15 in the morning instead of
7:30.
"6. That the Flo-rida Union soda
fountain serve eggs in the morn-
ing and to be open by 7:15 instead
of 7:30.
"7. That new stoves for the
kitchen and new ovens for the
bake shop be obtained as soon as
possible.
"8. If milk can be obtained
cheaper from other concerns
then buy it from thenn"
The committee reported that ir
regard to finances the monthly
net result is no profit. During the
period September through Decem-
ber of last year the cafeteria lost
about 200 dollars a month. The
surplus fund, accumulated while
Army units were o-n the campus
now stands at about 4.0,000 dol-
lars. Breakage costs are covered
by the surplus fund, and, if no
appropriations are forthcoming
from the state, this fund will fi-
nance necessary repairs and ad-
ditions.
Mliost of the food purchased by
the cafeteria is obtained from
wholesalers in Jacksonville. This
includes primarily meats and
similar items; most vegetables
are purchased locally. In con-
servation of food, the committee
found that vegetables left-over
from dinner are served for sup-
'per and the extras froni this
meal are thrown away.
The same baker has worked in
the cafeteria for the past 20 years
and the cafeteria says that if
there has been any decrease in the
quality of pastries it is because
of the sugar shortage.


A restricted enrollment policy
for women in the University of
Florida Summer Session, hereto-
fore completely co-educational,
was outlined today by officials.
The policy was recommended by
a faculty committee studying the
crisis in University enrollment,
and was adopted by the Board of
Control at its recent meeting in
Tallahassee.
Women will be admitted to the
two terms this summer if:
(1) They are graduate stu-
dents;
(2) They hold contracts in a
Florida school for the coming
year;
(3) They, are wives of veterans
whose husbands are enrolled in the
University; or N
(4) They have completed two
years of college anc are seeking
training in agriculture, architec-
ture, engineering, 'law, or phar-
macy.
In approving the policy, the
Board of Control said that it was
not a policy of opposing women
students, but was rather an ex-
pedient to arrive at a solution of
che joint use of facilities at both
the University of Florida and the
Florida State College for Women.
They said the majority of vet-
erans enrolled at the University
continued on Page Three


Robert Frost Is

Guest Speaker

At University
Speaking to a large audience
in the University of Florida aud-
itorium last night, Robert Frost,
noted American poet, explained
the "constant symbol" in poetry
and read selections of his works.
Frost told an audience of stw-.
dents, faculty, and townspeople
that when one begins a poem he
begins his constant symbol in
the first line. Length of line,
meter, and rhyme all become con-
stant in a single poem but are
set by the author within the
first few lines. They become a
"deepening commitment" and the
poet must conform to that form
he has set. Likening this to
life, Frost said it is the same in
marriage and war when an in-
dividual must follow his commit-
ment for success.
Speaking of metaphor, Frost
called it the garnish of poetry,
"the way cloves are stuck into
a ham." Metaphor is not the
core, for the thought or topic
is the "ham."
One of America's greatest poets,
Frost has won the Pulitzer Prize
for poetry four times. His poems
are read in schools and homes
throughout the nation. He was
brought to the University by the
College of Arts and Sciences
Lecture Program series.


Tigert Calls SEC
Conference Friday
President John J. Tigert of the
Southeastern Conference said to-
day he had asked presidents of
member institutions to meet with
an executive conference meeting
he has called for Friday in Bir-
mingham.
He said there were several prob-
lems facing the conference which
he thought should be discussed. The
conference meeting will precede an
SEC coaches meeting Saturday.


nent alumni.
So now you ask, "What does a
guy have to do to get a bid to
Florida Blue Key? Just be a
BMOC?" The answer is, "Yes, as
a minimum requirement."
To be eligible for membership
you have to meet certain "pa-
per" qualifications by partici-
pating in at least three fields of
extra-curricular activities and
distinguishing yourself in one.
Some of these fields are student
government, politics, publica-
tions, service anil organizations.
After you meet this require-
ment, members vote on you con-
sidering all factors, such as hon-
esty, integrity, and honor.
New members are pledged into
Florida Blue Key in November
and April. At present there are
18 active members. All other
members are inactive; these in-
clude both honorary and alumni
members.


during the war, and although it
was not officially reactivated until
this semester, a group of 13 men
was pledged in the fall
Frank Duckworth 'and Johnny
Joca, former members who re-
turned last fall, served as chair-
man and secretary, respectively,
of this group. The ten pledges
still in school were initiated
Mar. 5, and officers were elect-
ed. They are Nixon Butt, presi-
dent; Harry Parham, vice presi-
dent; Herman Lee, treasurer;
and Ralph Blank, secretary.
Plans are now being made for
consideration of applications for
membership made during the dor-
mant war period by students not
now in school. Many students
made great contributions to the
University during the critical per-
iod and will not be overlooked by
Florida Blue Key.
Present active members, in ad-
dition to the officers mentioned,


Dean J. Eda Price, alumni secre- are Bill Colson, Myron Gibbons,
tary, kept the organization intact Johnny Joca.


ZC On Rus5sia

lub will be re-organized Monday
iVtinff to h- hld in theFl idlor


Symphony Presents First

Seasonal Concert Sunday


Florida Blue Key Background Revealed; applications Due


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Ap.1 VOL. 37, NO. 19


Entered as second-class matter at the post office at
Gainesville, Florida, under the Act of August 24, 1912

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1946


JOHNNY WALKER
TED NELSON ... .
JOE PERO ...........


EDITOR
... .. ..... MANAGING EDITOR
BUSINESS MANAGER
EDITORIAL STAFF


Torn Jarvis ......... .
Emmet Holton .. .. ........
Johnny Jenkins ..... .
/tA rty Freedman . . . .
W. S. Carver, F. Pyle
VW C. Carver, F. Pyle . .
J'ack Doherty
I-onik Guzik
Gob Schultz, Bob Stratton
Part O'Heal
J. HenL.derson .


Executive Editor
.. Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Copy Editors'
Copy Editors
Political Editor
Rewrite Editor
Art Editors
Photography Editor
Office Manager


EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS
SPORTS
George Kowkabony .... Veterans Editor
Special Feature Writers: Elliot Shienfeld, Joan Whitmore
COLUMNISTS AND REPORTERS
Stan Tatelman, Elliot Schiefeld, Ed Holcomb, Walter Martin, S. Pearson, Jim
Dudley, Marty Lubov, Ralph Smith, Ralph Valerie, Wm. J. Brown, Bob Mann,
Ler' Gleichenous, George M. Watson, H. H. Beasley, Bill Walker, J. W.
Meeker, Bert Oshirs.

BUSINESS STAFF
Ed-nr Davis ...... .. ... ............. Assistant, Business Manager
Fred Temple ........... ................. Circulation Manager
Bob McGowan ....... ......... Collection Manager
Prof. W. L Lowry, Laboratory Coordinator
Bill Boyd .............. ....................... Sports Editor
Lacy Mahon .... . ............. Intramural Editor
Reporters: Duane Savelle, Tom Brown, Buck Lewis, H. V. Johnson.
FEATURES
Tom Henderson .................... ..... .... Feature Editor
Lois Scott W eiss .......................... Assistant Feature Editor
Bob Johnson ........... ....... .. . Fraternity Editor
Robert N. Johnson .............. ........... Campus Editor




Editorially "Speaking

The Alligator receives from time to time pamphlets,
letters, booklets, etc., urging the printing of material con-
cerning the American Manufacturers Association, the CIO
and AFL, organizations to handle the atomic bomb, can-
didates for political offices, and charitable organizations
--to name a few.
But this week we received the prize. An organiza-
tion calling itself the Inter-Collegiate Committee to Com-
bat Bilbo, sends a letter urging college students to
organize to fight Bilbo and his kind.
This is an idea which we heartily approve-for Bilbo,
called by Raymond Gram Swing "a fore-runner of Amer-
ican Fascism," is a drag on the progress and enlighten-
ment not only of the. South but of the United States with
his i Jo'-trije of racial hatred.


MURALS CRITICISM.-
It seems that every now and then there arises criti-
cism of some sort concerning the functioning of the Intra-
mural department. Last week we' had the opportunity of
listening to a speech delivered by"a student attempting to
point out certain shortcomings of this department.
Realizing that we who are responsible, in the opera-
tion of this phase of activities are not infallible, we there-
fore welcome any suggestions that will promote a greater
efficiencyy in the operations by the board.
Returning to the previously mentioned speech there
were two points raised that are worthy of analysis. Ac-
cording to the speaker, the Intra-mural program is oper-
ating on too small a scale of activity, and also. there, is not
the percentage of participation as there might be.
Studying these noi-ts individually, we will attempt
to answer these supposed deficiencies. Taking first the
matter regarding the size of the. sports program, it should
be noted that the range of activity is designed in correla-
tion to the enrollment. During the war-years the, activity
was practically nil.
With the return to normalcy, the department has
been reactivated and is well on the way to its former
standards. At 'this point it would, be well to point out
the fact that at present the department is understaffed,
All work is on a voluntary basis, and although letters and
varsity sweaters are offered to individuals do-ating their
time and effort, the turnout has been negligible. A great
many times during the semester past we have had to rely
upon members doing much more than their share.
In response to the second issue, there has been cir-
culate'd and posted this past week, bulletins setting forth
the. rules governing participation. These regulations are
directed primarily to the formulation of a new league 0on-
sisting of teams, representing the dormitory sections. It is
actually a reactivation of the Dormitory League idled by
the war, and will compete along with the present Inde-
pendeint League.


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New Books

In Library
Do you have that tired reeling?
Do you want to re'a---to get
your mind off the hardships of the
world and your empty post-office
bo::. Jusl v, n.- i:i<. 1' i' -
this week and pick out some of the
new books. ou'll enjoy them.
If you want to know whatt the
rest of Arm-rica looks like you'll
probably like "The Rocky Moun-
tains" by Wallace \tv.'ood and
"T'he ShcTn.Tindoah," by .Jul.a Da.
vis. The former is the third vol-
umne in he A merican mountain n--
ries. Written in travelogiec styli
it has a wide appeal for lovers of
the out-of-doors. History and leg-
end, anecdote ard d-s.-ript.ion ar'
interwoven in this th(- i'e-: addl-
tion to the ne'rw "ive'r v 'nerie.s".
sportsman will wan3 tLo read
"The Sportsman's AnIhology," by
Robert .F. Kelleyv. This is a lreas-
ury of the f'neast stories of dogs.
horses, hunting and fishing and
other sports.
The famous hunlor:i't, lTrvn S
Cobb is the subject of an affee-
tionate informal biography by his
daughter Elizabeth Cobb. "My
Wayward Parent" could serve as:
the book-to-end-books about. mad-
cap families and their goings-on.
A must for those who are se-
riously considering their future is
"Twenty Careers of Tomorrow,"
by Darrell and Franci:; Huff. It is
a volume of material for the gen-
eral reader of post-war vocations.


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What Others Say


Gentlemen:
In last week's 'Gator, several individuals rath-
er enthusiastically went to -bat for the current
proposal that all Student Body publication offi-
cers be appointed. At present, all such officers
are elected in the regular Student Body elections,
with the exception of the Editor-In-Chief, the Man-
aging Editor, and the Business Manager of The
Alligator. These officers are appointed by a spe-
cial committee consisting of the Board of Student
Publications, the President of The Student Body,
and the Chancellor of the Honor Court.
The new proposal would make all publica-
tions positions appointive by this same board.
I thbik the whole thing is a very delightful
idea, and one of thi brightest of the current
crop.
It appears that there are two important con-
siderations. First, the editorial reins of all stu-
dent body publications must remain in the hands
of the Student Body. Second, the publications
shall be top-notch stuff. This of course implies
that individuals of. bome ability be chosen to run
the things.
I imagine that most criticism of the proposal
will be based on the assumption that removal of
these offices from the ballot will effectively re-
duce the extent of Student Body control over the
publications. I doubt very much that this would
be the case.
The committee which would do the ap-
pointl:ng would consist of a majority .of stu-
dents. More important, however, is the fact,
that the Student Senate always has the pow-
er to remove these appointed officers, should
they be guilty of dirty work at, the cros's-
roads.
I think that this appointive system, as evi-
denced by its application to the 'Gator, would work
out very well on this score. The Student Body
still retains control of the 'Gator, which, 'after all,
is the most important voice of student opinion.
Intrepid columnists still go forth in shining blue
serge suits, and the forces of iniquity are just as
terrified as ever.
The real merit of this proposal lies in the fact
that men of greater ability would head our pub-
lications. Under the proposed system, ability
would be the sole criterion. Under the present
set-up, several other factors enter the picture.
An aspirant to a publications position must.
ho politically acceptable. That calls for the
proper ties, and several abilities which are in
no way connected with journalism prowess.
Strangely enough, it is often possible for men
of journalistic ability to 'get lost in the politi-
cal shuffle.
I do not advocate that candidates be drawn
solely from the School of Journalism, for this
would make our publications reflective of the
School and force it to exercise certain controls.
If this proposed change is to be accomplished,
it can only be done by amendment to, the Consti-
tution. For this reason, I believe the Student
Body should become thoroughly acquainted will-
the matter. The thing is, I be-lieve, rather im-
portant.
Dave Sage.
To The Editor:
The issue of the Florida Alligator of February
8 contained an editorial on school spirit and it.;
cause. The spirit spoken of is not the liquid or
preternatural type; it is the spirit of state of mind
which the students should possess.
Students develop this state of mind during their
grammar and high school days and as they grow
so grow's their school spirit until their graduation.
Upon graduation this spirit is left behind for the
younger students to develop and carry on in their
own manner.
The value of school spirit after graduation
is reflected in our every day way of living both
economically and politically. Such as: the sup-
port of legislative principals and political par-
ty principals. Thus our school spirit of the
younger days takes on newer and broader
meaning. This spirit once expressed in cheers
and yells and an institutionalisticI frame of
mind has now charged to a spirit of individ-
ualistic conservatism and self-preservation.
Observation of the years gone by has shown us
that students entering college immediately after
graduation from high school possess and retain


more school spirit than is shown at the University
of Florida.
Asks the editorial write, "Why is there a lack
of spirit?" This question is likely to cause con-
siderable discussion among all concerned. One
plausible answer to this question is the predomi-
nantly heavy percentage (if veterans in our stu-
dent body. The ideas, habits, and jargon of the
group differ from those of recent high high'school
graduates. Perhaps some of our veterans are
younger than, or are in the same age bracket as
the high school graduates. No matter to what
age 1tracket they are comparable we will find,
with investigation, that these men are older phy-
sically and mentally than high school graduates.
The veterans now enrolled have seen, done,
and heard things which have tended to mature
them more hastily in both mind and body. We
now have a group of men to whom a fulfillment
of the realization of a good education is providing
them With the sticktoitiveness to apply themselves
for their own and their country's betterment.
Fun and frolic, once a part of a college stu-
dent's diet, has ibn put aside for more se-
rious and deliberate and applied thought. It
is the not antagonism towards the school, or
lahuk of unity amonmgl the students, that has
caused the downfall of school spirit; rather, it
is the fact that we now have men enrolled
here who have placed business before pleasure
and will see th'.i matter through to the finish
as they did in Europe and the Pacific.
School spirit has gone through its own period
of reconversion and it is now applied toward the
readjuistiment and rehabilitation of our war weary
and battle :i( ai're(d generation.
Ross E. Barnes.

The Editor,
The Florida Alligator.
Sir:
In regard to the question of who shall edit
and manage the student publications let's
look before we leap.
While I should hesitate to question the judg-
ment and the opinions of various groups and of
individuals who have gone cn record as favoring
the .p,,!,,,u,- amendment to the 'u..i.-nt ,:. i.ift u-
tion, whilh will in effect take the .-.itriit Irili. .-~.
tions out of the control of the students to
whom they belong, wh, support them with their
money and in whose interest they kre published
I do not hesitate to say that there is due
cause for mature deliberation before an affirma-
tive vote is cast.
For many years the students of the University
of Florida have proved themselves capable of se-
lecting editors and business managers for their
publications men who have discharged their du-
ties to the satisfaction of most students. Now it
.is suggested that the students, whose age and
intelligence do not preclude them from exercising
their voice in questions of national and inter-
national importance, can not be trusted to select
the men that they want to publish their" OWN
publications. There seems to be an inconsistency
somewhere.
1 do not suggest that the motives of the pro-
ponents of this measure are not of the highest
nature. I only suggest that there are two sides
to this question. Let's think it over and present
both views in the Alligator.
Sincerely,
Bob Ervin.

The Florida Alligator
Sirs:
What is this latest burst from the pen of the
great Doherty? I read last week that he had in-
formation to the effect that "a group of non-frat
men pulled out of the Dixie Party to join the
Gator Party."
Checking on this report, I found that the
"group of non-frat men" is none other than an
individual non-frat man who previously had run
on the Gator ticket and who could have only left
his Dixie friends because he didn't get as much
as he wanted in the way of a nomination.
Perhaps Doherty would care to qualify his
statements a little more carefully hereafter.
Sincerely,
R. Johnson.


Jack Doherty


PoliticaSdy Speaking
There has been quite a bit of change pointed out last week of experts in the fields of journ-
agitiation in the last few weeks that in the national and state gov- alism and business administration.
to remove the top offices of the ernments there is no correspond- Certification would be made on
Seminole, Orange Peel, and F- ing precedent for electing editors the basis of quality and quantity
Book from the elective list. The of any publications. That is of experience and training, with
main argument in favor of this true, but there is likewise no pre- the emphasis upon experience.
change runs to the effect that a cedent on a national or state scale This procedure would insure a
good politician would .be able to for a governmental bureau ap- slate of qualified nominees for
beat a well qualified man who pointing them. Such a move the general elections.
is not extremely popular. The would violate freedom of the press. If the candidate, because
proponents of the plan would It is extremely commendable of his pleasing or compelling per-
place the appointment of the heads that there are campus groups sonality, is classified as a "good
of these publications in the hands which would see well-qualified politician" and passes te board of
of an electoral board consisting men holding office. However, experts as qualified, he should
of the Board of Student Publica- in tis particular issue there are make a better editor or man-
tions plus the Chancellor of the many good arguments both pro ager than thi man whose only
Honor Court and the President and con. More behind-the-scenes qualifications are knowledge of
of the Student Body. politics and "apple polishing" how to put a paragraph together
While there is much to be would probably be involved if the or add a row of figures.
said In favor of this plan, there offices were filled by the proposed While it is very desirable thnt
is one point which should re- electoral board than if the ( i''.- politics should be taken out of
ceive careful consideration. Is dates were chosen in the general student publications, it should be
such a board, c.ni(ilinzi of nine student body election, ,remembered that even in the na-
members, five of whom would There is an alternative which itional fieldjournalism and polities
he campus politicians, any bet- might prove to be more demo- are never completely divorced.
ter qualified than the student cratic, and at the same time pro- We believe that as far as the
body to select the editors and vide men of high calibre for edi- University of.Florida is concerned,
business managers of campus trial and managerial positions. the final selection from a group
publications? This would be to provide that the :of qualified men should rest with
One proponent of the proposed nominees be certified by a board the student body.


Bob Mann



Mann To Man.

My good friend Al LaGator, who
is considered to be a typical Flor-
ida man, was telling me about an
exclusive society he was asked to
join recently.
This was nothing like the
Brothers of the Boston Tea
Party, the Daughters of Cumza
Revolution, the Intelligent and
Alcoholic Order of Dodos, the
Heirs to Confederate Foxholes
or any other of the various and
sundry groups which purport to
contain the best of the American
people. This one based its se-
lection, of the superior speci-
mens of American humanity
upon scientific principles.
Thus, without even the aid of
the familiar device known as the
blackball, were banded together in
everlasting friendship and loyalty
the most exclusive group of the
upper crust ever pledged to the
cause.
These esteemed people who
sought to acquire Mr. LaGator are
known as the SOB's, which is short
for 'the -Supreme Omniscient
Brotherhood of Boneheads Bitten
on the Butt by, Blue-beaked Bull-
finches.


Dear Son-


Al was bitten last week and was
shortly thereafter contacted by
Gilwinkle Crudbudget. PhD, Grand
Exalted Ruler of the SOB's who
explained the basis of selection of
members of the brotherhood. Dr.
Crudbudget was once it seems,
bitten in the rearmost portion of
the anatomy by a blue-beaked
bullfinch and later fonmed the
SOB's among people who had un-
dergone the same experience.
Curiously enough, it was only
alter Dr. Crudbudget was bitten
that it appeared that only the best
people are bitten on the seat by
blue-beaked bullfinchs. Crodbud-
get claims to have infallible proof
of the bird's affinity for pure
blood, which after all is what
makes the difference ,between peo-
ple and nobodies. Being nipped in
the rear by a. blue-beaked bull-
finch is conclusive evidence that
either your ancestors were roy-
ally came over on the Mayflower,
signed the Declaration of Indepen-
dence, your great-grandfather was
Senator from Mississippi or that
those who carried your name be-
fore you otherwise distinguished
themselves says Crudbudget.


I guess it pays,


Al was pretty happy to learn
that he was such hot stuff. The
SOB's were pleased to recognize a.
fellow Puritan. The society's
lodge in Manhattan wns reported-
ly a sumptuous affair, with an
elaborate parlor known as the
Mayflower Room because so many
women came across in it. Al
breathlessly awaited the investigra-
Lion of his character which was a
necessary prerequisite.
Well sir, those SOB's had to
retract their offer to accept my
friend LaGator. The only thing
that got him bit in the first
place. says Crudbudget, is that
the bullfinch was misled by the
fact that Al's grandfather was
president of the Butlers' Union
at Harvard in 1898 and that Al
'didn't have any claim to distine-
tion at all.
Crudbudget murdered that d n
bulfinch, and I understand, set
about to find the true criterion
of personal quality i"-;uding him-
self in, naturally. Al TIaGator has
rejoined the can of unipretentiious
people and confided in me to the
ffet that Crudbudgt's story is just
a crock of bulfinch.


education will be forthcoming


FLASH! Let's go to press. Or tCant even fby a coke? but fast Any day now w
Letter still we'll bring the press NSorry son, should start selling scrap iron t
to you: "")SPORTS" Russia-that seems to be the firs
step. Russia is a,out to build t
HEADLINES--Local law stu- Censors are cracking down on step. Russia is and they'll need col
dent sits up all night trying to burlesque. Pretty soon the air- iies for the navy to protect...Ny
break widow's will. port will be the only place lons will be held up due to lac k
FUNNIES This week we find watch a takeoff. Chase and San- sales promotion men--shirt corn
Dick Tracy busily investigating born tie for biggest wolf award panics having same trouble...Di
the cafeteria. He explains that ...they date every bag. Kildare will co-star soon with Dr
he usually sticks to murders as IN A NUT SHFEL- Garson in "Operation X"...A]
they have more life in them. If The telephone strikers vote a ways we a bow tie with an Ar
he can't handle the job, hie minakes wait-a-while so a certain N. Y. row shirt.
a promise to call in his good writer is still in direct communica- ST'OLE FiROM Blt NEWS:
friend, Charlie Chan. ltion with the stork. He predicts "So I met him at the station,
PERSONAL.S-. everything but California weath- y jcin laughing, aith
I)ear son- er...FSCW gala go all out for co- Joe.
Have fun? education in their political plat- Met his wife and darling daugh
Froli Hit the spot? weakerr sex." Hot tip to Tally Dan ngland and the SO.
Just three (days, Gatorettes: Get the Legis. to re- Di on nglatrnd art'0.
duce the voting age to 18 and co- you late

SI Thus it is that the "Letters to the Edi-
B UA*L tor" column is being being monopolized
,a $ gby party men who find it necessary to an-
Sy swer questionable statements by detailed
quotations of figures.
_c ON TAURUS EST This columnist has been in possession
It is unfortunate when a situation of these figures and many more for a
arises in which campus political parties long time. But the danger of their re-
feel justified in using the "Letters to the fleeting a political glare on the Alligator
Editors" column to air their gripes at an has prevented our conscience from in-
"Alligator" editor. evolving this column and the. Alligator in
Yet we believe that-.a controver- campus rows. If we knew anything that
sy started by the views expressed by would cause a positive benefit to the Uni-
Jack Doherty, political editor, has versity without a more serious hurt ii coil-
justified such usually unexcusable junction we would not hesitate to print
use of the public domain for parti- it.
san purposes. But campus politics have been con-
Doherty started the ball rolling by a sistently kept out of the student 1.**I1
blanket assertion that neither of the po- newspaper for unrecorded years. The
critical parties on the campus had pro- glare of partisanship that Doherty brings
vided the leadership necessary for great to the frotn is an inestimable damage to
accomplishments. H e was not in posses- the prestige of the Alligator.
sion of Alligator files, nor of 'records, nor Doherty is a somewhat inexperi-
of any definite information or figures to enced student who has been away
this effect at the time lihe wrote this from the school for some time. He
charge into the Alligator. has his position on the staff. It is in-
The politically minded students on cumbent on a good newspaper man
the campus awaited a blowout from the to back up his charges with facts.
party leaders. No such rebuttal was forth- If he a non-partisan writer, why
coming for a week, and a second Doherty doesn't he prove it by revealing his
article accused both parties of an undemo- shady information on what fratern-
cratic nomination system. ity went from Gator to Dixie and
Then the blowup came. Doherty had what "non-frat" group traveled in
again failed to check his figures, and in- the opposite direction?
cited a lengthy statement from the chair- We repeat that we know the answers
man of one of the two organized parties to these questions. For those who are cu-
denying the charges. This effected the rious we will not hesitate to make a per-
printing of a letter of a political nature sonal, explicit, uneditorialized ,i- ',".
the next week, signed by the other par- But Alligator 'ditorships are not bandied
ty's chairman, around for that purpose. Joe Blow the
When letters are signed "Party Columnist, who does nothing but tumble
Chairman" you can rest assured that the ivories and write about his latest se-
.a strong necessity appeared for the ductions, can get away with that stuff.
Alligator to print them in a spirit of The political editor of the Alligator
fairness. If Doherty had written fair can't. If he repeats everything that every
and reasonable statements, no such politician tells him lie is a fnol, and
justification would have been recog- should be replaced. If le stands up 1for
nized. right and justice, let him show hiL..'1. 'I-.


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By Barbara Wickham
It's a great life if you don't
week-end-especially if the week-
end is Spring Frolics. Today all
the girls who said in the wee
hours, "aw, let's dance some more.
We can sleep when we get home"
paid for it in class. Most of my
teachers were kind and called on


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education there has I)een in ages.
Everyone seems to thinA that
if there were co-education people
would get more sleep instead of
staying up all night to crowd
everything into three short days.
Of course there were other rea-
sons mentioned too.


rbara Wickham

so many men, and Mann too.
Joke: A man went into a cafe
and ordered steak and mashed
potatoes. When they finally ar-
rived he ate the steak and care-
fully placed the potatoes (with
gravy) on his head (which I'ne-
glected to say was bald). The
waiter tried to contain himself


the wide awake students--either You could certainly bump into but he could stand it no longer
that or I didn t hear them. ah lot of people you hadn't seen so he went over and asked the
Did you hear about the girls in years at the big dance Satur- man why in the world h'e was put-
who arrived on one of the first day. night-I also bumped into 'ing potatoes on his head. The
busses Friday afternoon expect- thousands I had never seen be- man replied," Potatoes! I thought
ing a crowd of dates and their fore. Did you ever see so many -hey were carrots!"
friends down to meet them with people trying to dance at once ? I can't type without looking
a brass band at least? Imagine Tallahassee was a ver dull at the keys and I can't keep my
their faces when there not a soul place this past week-end if you eyes open a minute longer so f
at the station when they arrived. can believe the couple of people guess the only solution is to give
The schedule had been messed up er who stayed here From the num- up and go take a nap. I hope
and for a while there things her of women from here I saw all of you fellows recover from
looked pretty bad. this week-end, I doubt if there ,he week-end okay. Oh! I can't
I think the IFC should get a were many left. close without thanking the Betas
lolly pop for the swell week- All I have to do is shut my for a wonderful week-end. (Put
end they put on. It will he the eyes and I can still see men. those scissors away, Mann). That
talk of Tallahassee for weeks. It's better than a picture show. was a pad political advertise-
if their were no education, people I don't know when I've met nent of course.


G O nO n I lig fought the elements with the easy for him to ignore the wild,
G oo Re huge crimson, purple and yellow unholy beauty of Sybil Torni, who
IVER SHW. J. B AL-own amilon Coch-Isails could save them and the not only was not a Puritan in

ran; Bob-Merrill Co. fleet with hulls loaded with silver belief or practise, but also loved
For those of you who read plate and gold coin-a treasure beauty and gayety, and was con-
"Windward Passage" by Mr. to make a Midas 'green with en- sequently believed to be a witch
Cochran and for those of you vy-was shortly sunk. One man by the drab self-righteous Puri-
who have not yet experienced the
power of this author, here is a returned to civilization with his tans of Boston. Mark himself was
delightful adventure that equals story-a story so fantastic that not certain that she was no witch,
that in the other novel mentioned Iall but one man laughed. especially after she seemingly
above. Led by the lure of such a story, called forth a breeze after ten days
Silver Shoals- a great arc of Mark Andrews turned away from of calm on the ocean.
coral reefs lying about 70 miles the thought of life as a Puritan Mark was no physical giant nor
Northeast of the Bay of Samona minister sponsored by Cotton Ma- was he the swashbuckling, sword-
on Hispaniola; treacherous and their and instead followed Captain weilding hero as popularly por-
irregular in shape they reach along William Phips, Commander of trayed in novels of this sort, but
the shore for almost 24 miles, all His Majesty's ship "James and he did possess a personality and
shoal water and exceedingly dan- Mary" and one man who be- moral fibre that placed him above
gerous for all but the very best lived the wild tale of the lone the physical qualifications gen-
of navigators. When the storms survivor, in ..a search for the rally considered necessary for a
came as they frequently did the treasure that was both long and hero. Puritan that he was, he
surrounding water became a tediaus and fraught with dan- was young enough to wonder
thrashing torrent of driving power ger and treachery. about' things and, as Sybil re-
and a ship caught in one of these Sybil A Temptation marked, he wasn't past hope.
storms is driven helplessly onto Mark Andrews had been raised As to the outcome of the search,
these reefs. in a Puritan home so it was not we'll say what Captain Phips said
Treasure Captured a matter of a minutes notice to to a person who asked him the
Such a storm caught the vast shout down his conscience and nature of his search, "In your
Spanish fleet in 1643. Neither leave a promising future for the patience, possess ye souls." So
the skill of their navigators or frivolities and worldliness of this be it. Good advice and-Godd
the courage of the sailors as they fantastic search. Neither was it Reaing.


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By Donald Walker
FSCW Water Ballet
Included with the showing of
"Frontier Gal" today and tomor-
row at the Florida will be a Para-
mount short subject, "Campus
Mermaids," which might be of in-
terest to University students.
First showing, a group cf attrac-
tive girls on the FSCW campus,
the film then shows them as they
perform in a water ballet at
Wakulla Springs and show what




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a graceful sport swimming can
be.
"The Spiral Staircase"
Based on Ethel Lina White's
novel, "Some Must Watch," RKO's
"The Spiral Staircase" deals with
the experiences of a young wom-
an threatened by a killer who
has terrorized a small Vermont
village. The killer specializes in
murdering ycung women and the
girl seems marked as a victim.
Dorothy McGuire plays Helen,
a housemaid companion in an old
mansion dominated by crochety
Mrs. Warren, portrayed by Ethel
Barrymore. Two sons, George
Brent and Gordon Oliver, also' live
there as well as a cook, a handy
man, a nurse and a secretary.
Helen's only real friend is Dr.
Parry (Kent Smith ,, a physician
in love with 'her.
tOutstanding Actresses
"The Spiral Staircase" has a su-
perb cast. Though as yet having
appeared in only four films, Dor-
othy McGuire has become one of
the foremost ycung dramatic
screen actresses. Her first three
appearances were 'in "Claudia,"
"The Enchanted Cottage," and "A
Tree Grows In Brooklyn." Greatly
distinguishing the cast is Ethel
Barrymore, First Lady of the
Theater, whose only two movie
performances were in "Rasputin
and the Empress" (with brothers
John and Lionel in the early 30's)
and "None But the Lonely Heart"
for which she received last year's
Academy Award as best support-
ing actress.
Talented acting is rendered by
character actresses Elsa, Lan-
chester as the inebriate cook and
Sara Allgood as a nurse. Includ-
ed in the film are Rhys Williams,
James Bell, and Rhonda, Fleming,
the latter having first appeared in
"Spellbound." "The Staircase" will
be screened Sunday and Mon-
day.
Kay Francis Produces
"Allotment Wives," p 1 a ying
Tuesday and Wednesday, -is a
Monogram picture, the second film
produced by Kay Francis & Jeffry
Bernhard. It exposes the racket of
women who marry more than one
service man and therefore collect
more than one allotment check.
Kay Francis, star as well as pro-
ducer, is the leader of a syndicate
of such women. Paul Kelly and


Otto Kruger have the male leads.
Girls in Technicolor
"The Harvey Girls" takes its
story from some of the early day
experiences of the chain of Har-
vey restaurants that pioneered
the West at the side of the Santa
Fe Railroad. It was filmed in
technicolor by Metro Goldwyn-
Mayer with New Mexico of the
1890's as a background and will
show at the Fl.rida n-ext.Thurs-,
day, Friday and Saturda%.
Opposed to the law and order
which one of these eating houses
brings to Sandrock, New Mexico,
are Trent (John Hodiak) and Pur-
vis (Preston Foster) who use the
forces of their dance hall and
gambling house, the Alhambra, to
remove the Harvey Girls. The bat-
tle resolves itself into a personal
feud between Susan (Judy Gar-
land) and Em (Angela Lansbury),
queen of the Alhambra, over the
love of Trent.
A widely-varied musical score
was delivered by Johnny Mercer
and Harry Warren, including "On
the Atchison, Topeka and the
Santa Fe." Aiding Miss Garland
in her songs and dances are Ray
Bolger, Virginia O'Brien and Cyd
Charisse. Added to the cast are
Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, and
Chill Wills. Newcomer Angela
Lansbury has been twice nomi-
nated for supporting actresses
awards, first for her performance
as the Cockney maid in "Gas-
light" and second as Sybil Vane in
"The Picture of Dcrian Gray."

MRS. TIGERT HAS
TEA THURSDAY
Mrs. John J. Tigert will pre-
sent a tea for all wives of stu-
dent veterans in the Florida
Union Thursday from 4-6 p.m.
The party will be extremely
informal.

S. CAL. BOOKSTORE CATERS
'kO LEISURE
(ACP) University bookstore of
Southern California is doing a
land office business, among the
faculty and student fans who
like to relax with a stimulating
murder mystery. Leading in
popularity is clue-detector Perry
Mason, brain-child of Erle Stan-
ley Gardner, while Ellery Queen,
popularized on the screen by Ralph
I Bellamy, is runner-up.


TOTAL .75


Eula Packer, (right) whose name we omitted in last week's Al-
ligator, and Lee Poulin, both students at the Miami School of Model-
ing, are pictured in a pretty pose on a sunny beach. Lee and Eula
are our candidates for queen of something, but we don't know just
what.
Would you like to see more like them on these sombre pages in
the coming weeks? Drop the 'Gator a line and say so. We want
to be tempted.

Residence requirements for die-
grees are concerned," he added.
U. Of F. Debalers added.
i T added.

Win Top Honors Former Gator Is
PCapital Editor


The University of Florida de-
bate squad copped a championship
in the South Atlantic forensic
tournament at Hickory, N. C., this
past week-end, winning the main
contest and all other speech con-
tests entered.
Held at Lenoir-Ryne college,
the tournament debated the sub-
ject, "Resolved that the United
States Foreign Policy Be to Estab-
lish Free Trade Among the Na-
tions of the World." Out cf 14 con-
tests the University won 12. The
negative team, John Crews, Mac-
clenny, and Leon McKim, Miami,
won all of their seven debates.
The affirmative team, William
Castagna, Clearwater, and George
Moss, Key West, won five of their
seven. Second place in the tourna-
ment was awarded the University
of Scuth Carolina.
Four other contests were enter-
ed by the University of Florida
debaters, and honors were gained
in all. In extempore speech, Mc-
Kim earned first place and second
went to Moss. The impromptu
speech contest was won by Crews
and Mess was second. McKim cop-
ped firt in after dinner speak-
ing. In problem solving, where
contestants were given 15 minutes
to prepare a speech on a national
problem, first place went to
Crews and Moss was second.


Lawyer Talks To..


Philip L. Graham, graduate
of the University, has recently
become associate editor of The
Washington Post in Washing-
ton, D. C.
Graham graduated with hon-
ors from the University in 1936
where he was a member of the
Florida Blue Key honorary so-
ciety. He is also a graduate of
the Harvard Law School and
edited the Harvard Law Review
while an undergraduate.
He served for one year eacli
und.'r Justic2e Slanley Reed and
Justice Felix Frankfurter of the
United States Supreme Court.
In 1U41 he joined the general
counsel's office of the lend-lease
administration and the office for
emergency management.
Graham entered the Army Air
Forces as a private in 1942.
After being commissioned in
1943, he served with the military
intelligence service and later
was attached to headquarters,
Far East Air Forces in the
Southwest Pacific. HIe was dis-
charged a major.



Engineer Groups


Pledge Four Men
aW1| !Ial


Continued From Page One Four new men were pledged to
Continued From Page One the national honorary engineering
Fuller Warren and Evan T. fraternity, Sigma Tau, at the an-
Evans prominent Jacksonville nual smoker in Florida Union
attorneys, would be speakers at Tuesday night at 7:30.
a meeting on 4 April. Pledges are chosen for member-
Miss Jess Wilder, chairman of ship in the fraternity from among
the mem :ership committee, re- the scholastic upper third of men
ported that over 160 students of in the college of engineering. So-
the law college were enrolled as liability and practicality are other
members of the organization, considerations entering into the
Miss Betty Smith, chairman of choice of men as pledges and
the legal aid committee, an- members in the fraternity.
nounced that classes in Equity Those pledged Monday night
and Agency were being held each were John D. Carpenter, Andy
week for freshmen. They are Hines, George Holden and Bill
conducted by upperclassmen. Leffler.
Emmanuel stated that the or- Donald Gallentine, president of
ganization had written to 12 Col- the organization, in some short
leges of Law to secure informa- remarks before the pledge class
tion on what legal boks they al- told of the advantages of member-
lowed veteran students on the GI ship in professional fraternities
Bill purchase plan. Results of and said Sigma Tau :s the leading
Bill p a Res engineering fraternity of the Uni
four answers received at the time versity
of the meeting were similar to versity.he Benton Engineering council
those of the Florida college, meeting has been postponed from
He also announced that the or- March 14 to Thursday night, March
ganization was contacting the 21 at 7:30. All representatives of
Florida State Bar Association re- student engineering societies are
garding benefits of the GI Bill requested to attend this meeting.
available to law students who
graduate and begin practice of
law.
Ea
Summer Session.. E
Continued From Page One
this semester will continue their T
education through the Summer, g .


using full facilities in dormitories
and other housing facilities.
Dr. J. W. Norman, dean of the
Summer session, pointed out that
for the Summer of 1946 the Uni-
versity will accept as credit to-
ward an undergraduate degree,
equivalent, courses taken at any
institution approved by the South-
ern Association of Schools and
Colleges, or similar regional ac-
crediting agency.
"The University of Florida will
count this work as taken in resi-
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PRESBYTERIAN
Thursday night ,March 21, at
9 p. m., the Presbyterian student
session will meet at the Presby-
terian student house, 1606 W. Uni-
versity Ave. The highlight of
the evening will be the reading
of the student session ritual in
which all may take part. This
ritual is read publicly twice
each. school year in the presence
c fthe church congregation at the
Presbyterian Church. The pur-
pose of the reading this Thursday
night is to familiarize the students
with the ritual and to help pre-
pare for them. for the public read-
ing which will take place in the
near future at the church.
Sunday morning, March 24,
at 9:45 a. m. at the Presbyterian
Church downtown, the Collegi-
ate Sunday School Class under
the guidance of F. W. "Fritz"
Widmer will be conducted. The
class is discussing the book of
"Judges.",
Following Sunday School at
eleven o'clock, Dr. U. S. Gor-
don will deliver the morning ser-
mon.
At five o'clock Sunday after-
noon, vespers will be under the
direction of Mr. Widmer, assisted
by Robert Nodine, George Hough-
ton, Robert Goette, and Edwin
Foreman. At six o'clock there
will be a free supper, furnished
by the ladies of the church.; and
the Young People's meeting at
6:30 p. m. During the next
two months, the young people are
conducting a very interesting
study of "Other Peoples' Religion."
All students are cordially in-
vited to these services.
EPISCOPAL
Chapel of the Incarnation (op-
posite Language, Hall) Rev. Mor-
gan Ashley, Chaaplain.
Sunday services: 9 a. m. Holy
Communion; 11 a. m. Morning
Prayer and sermon; 6 p. m. Ves-
pers and forum in Weed Hall.
Weekday services: Monday through
Friday; 7:15 a. m. Holy Com-
munion; 10:15 p. m. Compline
(during Lent); Sunday, March 24,
11 a. m. Sacremental Rite of Con-
firmaiton by the Rt. Rev. Frank
A Juhan, Bishop of Florida.
Confirmation instruction clas-
ses are conducted by Father
Ashley on Tuesdays at 5p. m.
Instruction classes will be con-
tinued after confirmation to
make it possible for anyone yet
desiring to enter the class and
be confirmed this visit.
All former members of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrew are
asked to be present at the re-
organization of this chapter held
Thursday, March 21, at 8 p. m.
in Weed Hall.
BAPTIST
All students and friends are cor-
dially invited to attend the Gator
Bible Class which meets each
Sunday morning at 9:45. Rev.
Ray Koonce, the new state and
local student secretary, is the
teacher of this class. Morning
worship is held at 11:00 a. m.
The newly elected officers of
the student class of the Baptist
Training Union are: Jim Bilder-
beck, president; Frank Baggott,
vice-president, Fred Brett, secre-
tary, Rydal Wetherington, Cor-
esponding secretary; and Glenn
Fuguitt and Tom Haygood,
group captains. All students
are urged to attend and avail
themselves of the opportunities
presented in Training Union.
Evening worship is held at
7:30 p. m. Training Union at 6:30.
The young people of the church
will meet downstairs after the
evening service for an hour of
fun, fellowship and food.
The Wednesday evening prayer
service held each week at 7:30
p. m. is open to all students who
wish to spend a few minutes in
prayer and spiritual regeneration.

ATTENTION MUSICIANS:
S Men interested in playing in a
good dance band (one-nighters)
at good wages, regularly, see Joe
f Harrison, Room 308, Florida
e Union, at 7 p.m. 'Monday, 18


By Johnny Eager
Smiling from the pages of the
current (March) issue of The
American magazine is a winsome
girl this co-ed hungry campus will
have little difficulty in recogniz-
ing despite the fact that five
years have elapsed since the pic-
ture was taken.
She is brown-haired, dimpled
Ellen Walker (nee Oswald), pre-
education sophomore in the Uni-
versity College, who achieved
these heights of publicity by vir-
tue of the Oswald-Fletcher ro-
mance dramatized and retold over
CBS's WE THE PEOPLE, on Feb-
ruary 3 and 10.
The Sunday night radio pro-
grams traced the journey from
wartime London to America of
.Nigel, Patricia, and Jacqueline
Fletcher, then 12, 10 arid 5, who
crossed the Atlantic to be the
duration guests of A. Lewis Os-
wald, attorney and businessman,
at his farm in Hutchinson, Kan-
sas. Mr. Oswald's invitation fol-
lowed a letter from the children's
father, a successful caterer, to
the mayor of Hutchinson, seeking
refuge for the youngsters from
the dangers which filled England's
skies.
It was on October 6, 1940, in the
Union Station at Kansas City,
Missouri, that Ellen and her fa-
ther (as pictured in the Ameri-
can) greeted the three English
children who for the next five
years were to be members of their
family. Mrs. Oswald remained in
Hutchinson to prepare for the
travel-weary youngsters a wel-
come they never will forget.
Thus far, the story is not unlike
others enacted throughout the
United States, but adding an un-
usual twist is the fact that Nigel;
Paddy, and Jackie are not return-
ing to' England to live. Instead,
so thoroughly have they been con-
verted to the American way of
life, and had instilled in them
"Yankee salesmanship," that
they have succeeded in persuad-
ing their parents that America is
the rightful site for the future
plans of the Fletcher family. To-
day the Fletchers are together
again-but in America instead of
England.
Although temporarily they still


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enjoy the hospitality of the Os-
walds at Rotherwood farm, Mr.
Fletcher plans soon to enter busi-
ness in Hutchinson, while his son
Nigel, who graduates from high
school in June, has already made
application to enter Kansas State
College in Manhattan.
Ellen was perhaps the most in-
terested listener CBS had on the
nights mentioned, for she left the
family fold shortly before Mr.
and Mrs. Fletcer arrived from
England, and has yet to meet
them. She and her husband, Bill,
an ex-Navy man and pre-law stu-
dent, are presently dividing their
time between pressing studies and
the rigors of redecorating their
new-found apartment.
Perhaps influenced by her hus-
band's presence, Mrs. Walker,
who has previously attended a
woman's college (Ward-Belmont)
and a co-ed school (Kansas State),
refused to' make public her im-
pressions upon a woman's life at a
men's school. Her only reply to
this reporter was a knowing
smile.




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Gators' Head Mentor And His 1946 Coaching Staff
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Spring Drills

Drill in fundamentals featured
this week's sessions as Head
Coach Ray Wolf put the 1146
football squad through their first
week of spring practice.
Commenting on approximately
100 grid prospects who reportedly
this week, Wolf said that in the
few days he had worked c-it with
them "they've cooperated well and
shown a lot of interest and en-


Wolf has spent the afternoons '.. A. ,
putting the squad through ex- Head Coach Ray Wolf (left) has selected as his staff to round tlU
tensive drills in fundamentals non, backfield coach; Ted Twomey, line coach; Paul Severin, end co
with contact in blocking and sion, will continue until May.
tackling. In the backfield ,Bus-
ter Brannon has put his candi- 1il RTOyd
dates through a lot of passing illBoy
drill along with blocking.
Paul Severin, end coach, and
Ted Twomey, line coach, kept Saur 5Ian Slants 1
their squads on fundamentals,
spending most of the sessions
reviewing the fundamentals of the
single wing and double wing for- Gators Lose to Crackers
nations and unbalanced line.
Wolf I litt time in get- This week the Gator nine took on the Atlanta, Crackers cne of
ting the boys familiar with the the most powerful teams in the Southern Association, and gave a
fundamentals of his style of play. good account of themselves. They were very shaky at times, as was
He plans daily sessions for the to be expected, this being their first game. One thing that locked
next six weeks. good was the fact that they got eight base hits, which proves the
Meanwhile most of the candi- point that they will have power at the plate this season. Milt Knel-
dates who reported for the first linger, one of the best high school baseball players to come from the
week's practice are still out. Wolf powerful South Florida Conference, will no doubt carry much of the
doesn't expect to cut the squad hitting burden: Knellinger was a member of the 1942 Bradenton High
for several sessions yet. School nine which won the state title.

A news item 'tells about a man i Pitching Looks Good
in another state who was fined The Ga.tor hurling was above par at this time of the season as
.$10 for kissing his wife while 'Bud Manchester and Joe Crcmartie did some masterful throwing and,
rivingg. It looks like the fool with some improvement, Forbess and Strang will be worth lots to the
would have known better than to 'boys. The hurling staff gave up only nine hits to the pros, which is
make up with her right out in something to be proud of. Four nine of the nine came in the final
front of everybody. frame when rain made the ball hard to control so that the pitcher

was working at a disadvantage.


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Spring Practice
Gator spring drills under the watchful eye of "Bear" Wolf have
been in progress almost a week, and, from the looks of things, the
team is getting along well. They have been working very much with
fundamentals and spent very little time with conditioning. Wolf is
working hard to get his double wing into working condition before
he can get the boys down to hard work. Most of the Gators have
not played under both the double and single wings and are having
trouble getting used to both.

Coaching Situation
With the announcement that Coaches Genovar, MacAllister and
Procter would be held by Wolf to work with him brought little atten-
tion from the students as it was felt they would be retained. There
are still two or' three jobs open in the new athletic setup and they
are expected to be filled soon.

Tennis Prospects
There is some possibility that a tennis team might be formed
here soon, so here is a tip to. all of you tennis hopefuls. Get out your
racquet and start hitting the hall, and when the time comes you will
be ready to go out for the team. The athletic department seems very
determined to get this school back on the athletic map. That means
a tennis team. Maybe not the best this year, but look to the future.

Basketball Finals

This writer said before the basketball tournament in Louisville
that Pete Hartsaw would have a good chance to make the All-
Southeastern Conference second team and I proved to be wrong. I
did nct realize that the Kentucky Wildcats were all that strong. They
placed four of their first five on the first team and the fifth on the
second team. They are seeded first in the National Tourney in New
York and we will string along with them to take it.


Cruising With Covey


By David Y. Coverston
, While wandering around the.
i:n.l,', the other day enjoying ta'
'seige of spring fever I stumbled
on a part of the University that
I nevr knew existed, and in case
some of you are in the same boat
I was in, here's what I found.
Located in the Southeast wing
of the P. K. Yonge laboratory
school on Ninth Street is the de-
partment of industrial arts, a go-
ing branch of the college of edu-
cation, and one of the most inter-
esting places you can ever hope
to visit.
Headed by a genial young fel-
low who looks more like a stu-
dent than a professor, Professor
Thomas W. Strickland, a Flor-
ida graduate, the department is
suffering from the same disease
that eating at the heart of the
rest of the school, lack of eqnuip-
ment, but nevertheless is dong
a job that will take a back seat
to none on the campus.
The day I happened to wander
into- the shop I saw a number or
young fellows sawing, planing, and
hammering away at blocks or
wood while others were cutting,
shaping, soldering and commit-
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Gator

Glances

By Bill Boyd
Ed. Note: We hope to bring
you all of (the leading candidates
for the Gator Nine to your at-
tention in this column during-
the next four weeks.
JIM FORPIESS
Forbess is trying to snag a
berth on the pitching staff. He is
a freshman and .graduated from
Miami Senior High in January.
Jim, a six-footer, weigl s 180. has
blond hair and blue eyes. He is
19 and will major in Physical Edu-
cation. While in high school, he
lettered two years in baseball and
had a. two year record on the
mound with seventeen wins; four
losses. In his freshman year of
High School, Jins attended Ponce
De Leon where he lettered in foot-
ball and basketball. In 1911, he
made all-state hurler. His big-
gest thrill in high school was when
he pitched the Miami team into a
1 to 0 win over Lake Worth to win
the district title. Forbess liitmil ed
the losers to two hits in this game.


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SPE's Win Handball Doubles
The SPE team of Adeeb and Paffert defeated the Phi Delt team
of Robbins and Bryan to capture the handball doubles crown Mon-
day afternoon. SPE started out in fine style by taking the first two
pitches hands down. At this point the Phi Delt team recovered their
previous form and tock the next two games as easily as the SPE's
had taken the first two. By this time the light was beginning to fail
but both teams elected to continue and the SPE's took the final game
and the championship in almost complete darkness.
Basketball Tournament Underway
The drawing for the basketball brackets for this semester's tour-


nament was held Thursday, March
tor cf intermurals. The bracket pos
.BoACKET 1
Sigma Nu
Newman Club
Kappa =', r- .
Pi Lambda Phi
Pi Ka.ppa Alpha
BRKAC'KET 3
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CHARLES BRADI) Kappa Alpha
Another Miami lad is Brady, a Theta Chi
freshman who is making a strong Int. Americans
bid for the key-sack position. Sigma Chi
Charlie graduated from Miami Chi Phi
High last year holding three let- The teams in each bracket w
ters in baseball and one in track. winning the most games will a-utc
Brady is five-foot nine inches tall,
weighs 140, has blue eyes, blond finals where the winners from e
hair and is majoring in Physical double elimination tournament for
Education. In 1914, ,vhen the Mi- At the time this edition went
ami team went to the state finals, ed but games are scheduled for th
lie was chosen all-state. His great- in both gyms. The schedule is carrn
est thrill came in this tournament Tetim S
whe nhe tripled to lead his team to
a victory over the highly-touted 1 .......... .SA ........
Andrew Jackson nine of Jackson- 2. ........ Phi Delt ....
ville. Brady has been approached 3 ......... ATO ........
by many big-league scouts, but These standings are complete
he has decided to give up a pro
career until 1.-. 1.... college.
JERRY ROSEN
Rosen graduated from Miami By Chan Ewi
High in 19-11, where he lettered, By Call Ewing
twice in baseball. once, each, in In February 1945, the Seventh
basketball and football. Jerry is Air Force dropped one thousand
a brunette, 18 years old, weighs bombs on the little island of Iwo
161, five feet nine inches tall, and Jima. The results, as shown by
is majoring in Business Adminis- reconnaissance photographs, were
traction. In 1944, he was selected exceptional; 0o per cent of the
all-state at center field. Rosen i onmbs hit the target. All were
was an exceptionally good hitter equipped with a radio proximity
in high school and is expected to :fuse, which exploded the bombs
be one of the Gators heavier slug- a predetermined distance above


the ground, this giving them
maximum effectiveness.
In 1944 and '45, the British
were fighting a winning battle
against the Germans' V-i robot
bomb. Four weeks after the begin-
ning of the attack, 79 per cent of
the robots were being shot down
by the anti-aircraft gunners. The
A-A shells were fused soc that they
did not have to hit a V-I to ex-
plode, but would detonate if they
came within a certain distance of
the robot. Again a. use of the V-T
fuse.
In the closing days of the war
against Japan, the Japs were
launching their last defense
against our fleets off -Okinawa
-suicide attacks. The fact that
they failed was due in large
measure to the effectiveness of
,proximity fused A-A shells.
In Ejurope artillerymen found
that with a new fuse, their killing
power was greatly increased. The
reason for this was that the shell
exploded at exactly the right
height above the ground for maxi-
mum effectiveness, and did not
waste all its explosive power
blowing craters in the ground.
The Army estimates conservative-
ly that a gun firing proximity fus-
ed shells is equivalent to four guns
firing conventionally fused shells.
This last example, like the oth-
ers, indicates what a deadly weap-
on this fuse is.
The V-T (variable-time) radio
proximity fuse in principle is a
very small radio sending and re-
ceiving set which explodes a shell
when its signals are reflected
fro man object. It can be adjust-
ed at the factory to explode a shell
at any given distance from the
target. A part in the development
of the fuse was given to the Uni-
versity of Florida.
In 1943, a representative of
the National Defense Research
Council asked the University to
undertake the development and
improvement of this fuse. Thel
War Research Laboratory was


metal, and the way they were forge, obtaining
turning, these shapeless bits of foundry practice
materials into useful and neat ing of metals .s
looking articles -fascinated. me. aluminum and
One student was putting the Professor St
finishing touches on a fishing each student
tackle box, another was varnish- optional proje<
ing a very handsome smoking select a partic
table while another was .just fi- after prelimin
fishing a serving tray on wheels counsel he's ti
which would have cost fifty dol- own until he
lars in a department store, and finished proji
he told me that the materials he property of
used totaled exactly four dollars this, according
and seventy one cents, and that creates more ii
being veterans they were paid for est in the job a
via the G. I. Bill, and better yet centive for t-
the tray belonged to him. forth his best:
After watching the boys for Professor Str
P. while. I went in to see Professor the fact tha ea
Strickland, and here's a resume mitted to be hi
of what he told me concerning his shop and that
department, are called for, t
The department offers stu- the work at hi
dents in the college of education as long as he
a major in industrial arts which emitting many t
leads them into employment as in hours that
teachers, into furniture design- in a weekly scl
ing, shipyards, and the field of further that r
construction with its many op- school the stud
portunities, particularly for the they are welco
next decade when the world is a course in the
rebuilding. of his best st
The courses vary with the in- in the shop
dividuals needs and the desired useful and inter
e-nals but generally sneaking they remember this,
stem from the following base can always be
courses. The first is general So, if you'd li
shoe. This course embraces change your r
work in wood and leather, and will find a useful v
take in the field of plastics. The idle hours eacl
second is mechanical and archi- over to P. K.
tectural drawing wihch are courses Strickland, and
in which the student gains pers- bit of furniture
nective into the field and plans need so badly.
and revises under counseling the atmosphere che
nroiects he wishes to undertake. ment congenia
Third is sheet metal and machine a part of the
shop work which consists of learn- should visit bef
ing to use the metal lathe, the vine clad halls.


g a knowledge of
;e and the work-
such as tin, copper,
pewter.
rickland says that
is given a list of
cts from which to
ular job, and then
ary planning and
turned loose on his
hits a snag. The
ect becomes the
the student, and
g to the professor,
initiative and inter-
,nd gives added in-
ie student to put
efforts.
ickland emphasized
uch student is per-
is own boss in the
since no set hours
the student may do
is own convenience,
does it, thus per-
o pickup the work
are ordinarily lopt
hedule. He stated
regardless .of the
lent is enrolled in,
tme to register for
shop and that many
udents are merely
to yearn a mopt
resting hobby. Anri,
the credit earned
used as electives.
ke to learn a hobby,
major, or merely
way to spend those
h day why not go
Yonge, see Prof.
d start in on that
you-or the family
You'll find tre
eerful, the depart-
l, and besides, it's
University you
ore you leave these


7, by Abbey TPink, student direc-


sitions were as follows: care of the station. Following the
BRACKET 2 Vet show SPOTLIGHT BANDS
S A E takes over from Mutual with Bob-
Phi Delt by Sherwood .. he's current and
Alpha Gamma Rho choice in swing.
C L 0 SATURDAY- Ex-marines note
Sigma Phi Epsilon particularly: You can load up on
BRACKET 4 some of that good ole "esprit de
Beta Theta Phi corps" at 2:30 P.M. during the
Alpha Tau Omega U. S. Marine Band show. Prog-
Phi Gamma Delta ress-test-dizzy GC guys might en-
Delta Tau Delta joy an informal quid for a change
Tau Epsilon Phi line, Mutual's 20 QUESTIONS at
Phi Kappa Tau 8 PM andt then taper off with
.ll play round robin and the team Jinx Falkenburg on LEAVE IT
atically be elevated to the semi- TO THE GIRLS at 9. CHICAGO
THEATRE OF THE AIR tells the
ach bracket will participate in a "Secret of Suzanne" at 10 PM.
the championship. SUNDAY-Music lovers get off to
to press no games had been play- fine start by dialing the PRO ART
is week, bcth afternoon and night QUARTET at 2 P.M, featuring
ied in the Intermural Bulletin. Brahms. Catch a laugh riot on
tandings how to file your income tax at 6
1058PM with THOSE WEBSTERS
from Mutual and get the low down
. .............. 1010 new furniture racket on DON'T
.................... 927 BE A SUCKER at 8:30 P.M.
through handball doubles. FREEDOM OF OPPORTUNITY
at 10 dramatizes the life story of
set iup under the direction of 0. 0. McIntyre, famous newspa-
Dean Joseph Well,' of the Col- per columnist.
lege of Engineering. The Navy MONDAY-If you attend the
already had an early type of the Florida instead of studying (who
fuse, but it had several obvious doesn't) you can meet stars Rob-
disadvantags. ert Alda (alias, Gershwin) and
First, it had dry batteries, then Marjorie Lawrence on ERSKINE
later storage or wet batteries as JOHNSON IN HOLLYWOOD at
a power plant, and these would 4 PM. Admit to your roommate
not stand storage fcr any great that you're going to listen to TOM
length of time. Second, the Navy MIX at 5 PM so he won't have to
fuses were so large that they sneak next door to hear it.
could not be used on small shells, TUESDAY Blind Pianist Al
and could not be interchanged Asenjo, student on the campus,
with the conventional contact or presents his weekly show from
time fuses necessitating the re- WRUF studios called "Ramblin'
boring of- all shells on which it was Notes.he plays all requests...
used. For something to dream about try
The problem presented to the The Falcon at 11:30 p.m....Eng-
University was to cut down the lish majors will be particularly in-
size by half, to provide a power terested as the story concerns the
plant that would stand storage, purloining of a work by the Bard
and to adapt u-t,' earlier fuse so W oAEDNESDAY-Catch up on
that it could be used on land by the day's news by dialing Lyle
the Army's 81 mm. mortars. This the news by dialing Ly.e


last was necessary because on
the Navy fuse, used mostly on
A-A shells, the radio signal was
sent out at right angles to the
line of flight of the projectile and
consequently would blow up if
fired near a group of trees, or any
other obstruction.
All these difficult problems
were finally solved, and a fuse
was developed which was inter-
changeable with contact fuses,
had a wind-driven generator for
a power plant and was so made
that it would not explode the
shell prematurely, so that the
dread of the artilleryman "ear-
lies" was eliminated.
The fuse as developed here was
a little larger than a teacup, and
had a complete radio sending and
receiving set ,an antenna system
and a power plant, plus several
safety devices. The radio tubes
were about half the- thickness of
a lead pencil, and about two
inches long, and were able to
withstand a firing shock equiva-
lent to a drop from a 20 story
building. Anyone can realize the
enormous problems presented by
this undertaking; they were all
solved here at Florida.
This should prove that Florida
is among the top technical schools
in the South, because it was se-
lected by a national research body
to do such important work, and
work which necessarily required
a good staff and advanced "know

how."
(Next week, this column will
tell the story of Sferics, the
static radio direction finder for
storms.)


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Sl-Hit for t atrns in 2ii.
'Iurors: Manhliester 2. Trady, Kinl-
lin.g r 2, C(rotIali4' Tesfa 2, 'abot 2,
.TIC- iis. ItnIs tIat td inl: Bravo 2,
Vanlgelas,. Sloan, P[etrino :., Wuddail
3, .lenlins, liathis 2. Two-baso hits:
St'(t riw Knellinger, ( Ho!R St.]lf'n
t),sI s: 1I1lis, I', triII o. acrifiie,s:
Thom on. Ift oiln bases: l rida 5,
Atlanta t6. Mise on bIlls-off: Alan-
hester 1. (l'omlaftli,' I. iSfi,ry 3,
.MAt(,oNwan 2. Ayers 1. S- itelt out, by
al('iiht-Js lr 1, Cromarli e f'i, a,'i(;owall
i, Ayer .s flit.s off: Manch sl.ier I ill
:; iiinin ,'. it rin-i;: ,,Tf Al[ctho\w ii '! in 3
inlling, 6 runlls; off ("Mon/arti-, 2 illn :1
inn iii, I riu : n off Ayirs 2 ill .; ill-
In 3 iu :ins; off Strangry 2 in 1-3
livingg;, ulls. lit l iy 'it,\ t ich y
Na[;le'est-lor (Iat( s-M <1; -w: iit), Stirali-
"ry (l'lis). \Wild pitls: Strangry 2.
I'as, I.d calls: Te' ta. \ in.i i pioch-
chestr. 1o'pirs: Sinlliti, Aiu rey.
Thmd of game 2:20.


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THURSDAY 'RUF continues
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p.m.. .'hope you like it. For tops W F
in national news rear Fulton W U F
Lewis, Jr., at 7:00 p.m., now on
tour of the U. S. regarding the Every Sunday at 6:00 P. M.
OPA Ceiling Price situation. An-
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Playhouse series tonight at 8. respondent and newly acquired Mu-
one of our toys could do it. Judy tuaf Commentator for the Pepsi-Colo
Walker sings with five-man com- Company con be heard each Sunday
be at 9:15 p.m. from WRUF on at 6:45 P. M. on WRUF.
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Florida's Fighting Gator baseball nine played its first
game of the season as they met defeat at the hands of At-
lanta's entry in the AA Class Southern Association club
Wednesday afternoon at Harris Field, in a wild and error-
fUl game.
The Floridians played good ball until the seventh
frame .when the roof fell in as the Crackers tallied nine
times to run up a total score of 16-6. Chief cause of the loss
was the failure of the in-I
fielders to give the hurlers Zeriniall and Petrino scored on an
much needed support. Six error by the pitcher Manchester.
errors were committed by the in- In the fifth Jenkins got on by an
fielders as the Atlanta club scored err r and scored on another error.
sixteen times on nine bingles. In the seventh frame the bottom
The winners tallied four times fell out as the Crackers scored
in the opening inning as the nine times on four hits and three
first man to reach first did so errors.
by being hit by the pitcher, The Gators scored three tiles
Manchester. Manchester then in the third as Manchester
made a bad throw to second to walked, Brady drew a pass and
put two on and then Petrino, then Knellinger drove a hot
who proved to be the bad man single to center to fill the bases.
of the Crackers, came through Bravo singled in Manchester
with a single to score Ellis and and Brady and Knellinger seor-
Bates. Brady then let Jenkins ed on Sloan's ground ball. In the
on by an error, Gloek walked to fifth Knellinger blasted out a
fill the sacks. Woodall then sin- double and scored on Vangelas'
gled to score Petrino and Jen- 'single............. ......
kins.
In the second Zeriniall reached The sixth game opena with
first on Brady's error with Pe- Testa singling, Cromartie drawing
trino following with a double. a base on balls, and the two scor-
Then Jenkins flied, to right and ing when Jenkins muffled Brady's
grounder.
Score by innings:
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pher peace that is still illits infant
stages, and start World War III.
i, d Ed your columnists are going down
in the Everglades anJ live within
We are sure that everyone "got Princess nga ga f t
Chargee'" out of the diaper serv-
ice 1ad1 in the 'Gator last week. An deepest-darkest Florida tribe of
ad like that certainly ought to eneminoles. There we will happily
V'ide lup o tli fact 1l we now hare o-eud until the human race destroys it-
c,:Iion at Florida in spite of them.
\, will all agree that a "'sunny" elf (except for us and Princess
annosplihere has been added to our Wunga Wunga). Then we will
lten ing (l"asse.s. Your ollumnists \vorld. We wonder if this can be


,if" certain thlat these vkomen are
.si'\n1 the respect due them )by tlhe
li'1 n 'e A1 rFlorida. These wo-
%n will vouch for that statement l
,, eid ieve.
(Come oni, Board of Con'rol
:liId Ilegishat re, 10i's "pil olin\ (in Iho rooad." lDo ve al-
s lul have) tlo have that eoanling,
,,f Viclorialn riiusln Lel's lhiri-
i;'li ,our whole clihool system.
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An interesting sidelight 'on the
rooming shortage that is slowly
being alleviated appeared today
with the -!.lI i ...: up 'f a group of
eight men who were sharing one
room at the CLO House until they
could find accommodations to
bring about a division.
The group of eight will be wh;t-
tled down to half that number (the
room is exceptionally large) when
four of the men move into new
quaIrters in other houses of the or-
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Inouided among the eight are
Lieln:trd Clark president of the
Dairy Technology C(lib and secre-
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Brown, sports writer and Cavalier
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whether under PL. 1, or the GI
Bill of Rights, who fails fifty
percent or more of his subjects in
his second semester, will be drop-
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roll."'
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Platter Chatter
By Bert Oshins
Hottest disc news. on the wires is that Duke Ellington will follow
Artie Shaw to Musicraft Records when his contract expires with Vic-
(ori this coming November. The contract has not been signed yet, so
there is a possibility that it may fall though. If the "Duke" does sign
this will put Musicraft in a position to really give the Big Four (Co-
lumbia, Decca, Victor, and Capitol) competition for the postwar rec-
ord marts.
The Musicraft roster now includes Artie Shaw, Georgia Auld, Lee
Castle, The Phil Moore Four, Mel Torme and the Mel Tones (who just
quit Decca), Hairy the Hipster, Francis Wayne. Joe Marsala, Pa.ul
Lavalle, Phil Brito, Dean Hfidson, and Jose Bethancourt. You can see
that Musicraft is really getting set to vie for the record table.
Sonny Dunham, who will be here for Spring Frolics, has signed a
contract with Vouge Recordings. Vouge will put a new twist into
their records by : 1I. i, ., r,i -_ them. That's right, the records will be,
illustrated in color. Other Vouge stars are Clyde McCoy, Shep Fields,
Art Mooney, and Frankie Masters. Benny Goodman will be in Jack-
sonville for a one night stand soon. He will be minus his band. Abe
Livert's orchestra, one of the better home town crews, will back Ben-
ny for his numbers. We hope it's not as crowded'as it was when Sam-
my Kaye was in Jax recently.
Freddie Martin who is known strictly as a sweet hand will surprise
you on his new record Bumble Boogie. Dinah Shore has already re-
leased her first record for Columbia, a little over a month after she
parted with Victor. Betty Hutton left Capitol for Victor, but we
doubt if she'll be able to take over in Miss Shore's spot. Benny Car-
ter has also left Capitol for parts unknown.
Good news for Gainesville record buyers. One of the downtown
ten cent stores is now handling A.R.A. (American Recording Art-
ists) records. A.R.A. has some fine talent under contract includ-
ing Bob Crosby, Phil Harris, Frances Langford, Ginny Simms,
Hoagy Carmichael, The Town Criers, Porky Freeman, Skinny
Ennis, Winigy Manone, Joe Richmlan, Stuart Hamblen, Art Tatum,
and Bob Johnston.
TABLOID NEWS
Dark Town Poker Club. Jelly Bean; Phil Harris; A.R.A.
"Dark Town Poker Club" is the feature side of this record, and is
Phil Harris all the way. The backing by' the band is only incidental.
If you like Phil Harris you'll surely enjoy this record. "Jelly Bean,"
the reverse side, has Mr. Harria trying hard to please with very pool'
material. The band also shows up very poorly on this side.
J. D.'s Boogie Woogie, Lover; Jininny Dorsey; Decea
Decca offers one of the few top bands they have left, Jimmy Dor-
sey, in this pairing of two instrumentals. Although neither offers
anything exceptional in the way of passages or solos, meost swing
fans will find this coupling very enjoyable. We imagine most copies
of this record will be sold on the strength of "J. D.'s Boogie," but
"Lover" is by far the letter side.
Do You Love Me, Moon Mist; ,Jolmny Desmond; Victor
Johnny Desmond, "The G.I.'s Sinatra," scores nicely with "Do You
Love Me" and "The Moon Mist." Both are romantic ballads, although
"Do You Love Me" is in a lighter vein. Desmond has a very pleasing
voice, and, with all the publicity he is getting, should be up near the
top very soon.


year. This is done in order to
let the frosh get acquainted with
college work. Veterans, after all,
are not supermen. Some of them
pre entering college for the first
time, the Veterans Administla-
tion surely realizes this fact, but
is this regulation really fair? Per-
haps .i,.,,-i, the effort of the Ga-
tor Veterans, the veterans can
find out just what is expected of
them.
One can readily see the reasons
for enacting such a rule. It pro-
tects the college as w611 as the
veteran from the reputation of
teing, and having men in school
who are here, either for a good
time, or for the money involved.
Perhaps the regulation is a good
one, but, again, is it fair to the
students ?
Some veterans who enter the
college are handicapped at the be-
ginning. To push them in such
a way only increases their chance
of failing.
It would be an excellent idea
if the Veterans Administ'ration
would print and distribute regu-
lations so that veteran students
would know just what is expected
of them upon entering, college.
What do you think, vets?


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9 ; DETERMINED D GOBS OUT-
Ujnion Prov e 'j 'IAIT PROFf he proeilem was soon solved
"-,. -* ", (ACP ) According to the custom when the fellows managed to move
7.'b9. ,n? -,.,a _i' C cf a psychology professor at Pur- the cabinets. Then into the lecture
clue, the doors of the lecture room room and to their seats ti'ooped
The Florida. Ulrnio asked stu- are locked when the bell rings, the determined twelve. Relenting
dnts the following question this thus preventing the entrance of at the sight of such eagerness,
ee: -people who cannot seem to get the prof decided they deserved an
"Are you tired of sitting in there on time. extra, ten points for effort.
our lonely roonm looking at pi- At a recent meeting of the class
ups" Do you yearn for the thrill ietil
of holding a lovely lassie tightly several civilian students arrived -
fa lassie tiq itly fractio n of a second too late to
in your arms? Do you crave the a faction of a second too lateHEP WANTED
slund lof girlish lau-ghter the et in. Before long they were H ELP WANTED
arousing scent of Chcnnel No. 5? joined by more and more fellow BICYCLE MECHANIC
"Why not come to the dances students, and in practically no EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Sver'Y Tuesday night in the Flor- time the group numbered a dozen,


ida Union Annex? Irls? ? Yes,
there aie plenty from Gainesville
and neighboring towns."
"These dances have been a part
of the Florida Union For the past
,en.l Dances start at 8 p. 1.1. and
last until 10:30 evr'V Tuesday;
night."
The Union is in addition plan-
ning to add numerous popular
books to the library on the -second
floor.


Poet's Corner


e done? Maybe Kilroy knows. I -104 "'
C(arl Studemyer, our apMol- .. .,

(iowl) at the "SSnaake"' ,louse has -
lr ently gone into the shof guin 1" ..i p..
sitsil"b hausin.ss. He claims thaIt i w e, a .. (.
his c ia ented shell ,avt es aI hl of .si,.g .i" "
''harrel repair." The i boys at
1he "Nnaked" fousne heartedlys F, LO,/i .s o, S O,,D, Of oDl -.V(/.--
seaso',n never losess O1) 'niO Thi wUniversity G6e Cli('b, Prof. J. W. DeBruyn d:rect'ing, which will travel to Lake City Snday to en-
Q.or ntlin Quail. tlriainI glle n1'in iln Ihe Veterans Hospital there. The Glee Club appeared in the saine surroutdings last
At the present time our state 0 ,crt al lhtit; ltile, with notable s('ccess 5and inmaily rclquests for encores.
hns a great amrnount of money in 'tiWs short trip will b)e a preliminary in preparation for longer journeys whi'h, on subsequent week-
its vaults in Tallahassee. It 'nus,- will include tlhe Taipa-St. Petersburg area, the Lake WVales- h hi i region, the east coast (St.
eemls to us that instead of using :ugistlin and Daytonta Beach), and TalCatassee. Tihe' last-naimed is the culmn'iniion of each year's con-
this money now that solme of it ieri tours, and is looked on almost as "reward" for i:'e bys after the many week-ells they spend (Il
cld be s'avedc for lat depression the road as Florida's "Anhbassadors of Good Will."
Lord made little green apples." k A


Wins Art Prize
Room for student works at the
recent Florida State Fair in Tam-
pa was limited, so Buell Lee White-
head, former University student
entered his oil painting with the
professionals and won first nrize
Whitehead, of Slater, Florida.
painted his prize winner, "Casev
.Tones," during his third year in
the School of Architecture and Al-
lied Arts at the University.
The picture depicts the impend-
ing wreck written about in leg-
ends.
After receiving his discharge
from the Army in which he served
as an officer in the artillery.
Whitehead returned to the Univer-
sity, graduate in 1944.
His works have been acclaimed
in several Florida art shows. "Ca-
sey Jones" may be seen at the


in-uding three sailors.
Much twisting of the door knob
ensued but to no avail. The sit-
uation looked hopeless, but in the
case of the sailors absenteeism
meant demerits so something had
to be done. After looking about
Cne member of the group discov-
ered there was a door to the
lecture room through the math
office beside it, but this entrance
was barricaded by filing cabinets.


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Clerk of the Honor Court
James F. Richardson sent us
a poem of his this week that
he dedicates "in grateful mem-
ory to the sons of Florida who
were killed in action." Rich-
ardson's brother was one of the
Florida men killed -and to him
and to the other Florida men
we gladly publish the poem.
THANKS TO THE YANKS
(In grateful memory, of the Sons
of Florida, killed in actio.)
Thanks to the Yanks in the
shell-shot pit
When the plane began to burn;
And the Yanks who were left in
the dark to sit
When the fire in front did turn.
Thanks to the Yanks on the
bomb-rocked deck
As they hung on to the stern;
And the Yanks'who have clung,
to an armored wreck
When the tracks all failed to
turn. #
Thanks to the Yanks who have I
metthe test
In away that's alltheir own;
And the peace they gave for
a. world to rest
AWhen the burst of shell was
gone.
Thanks to the Yanks who have
won the prize
But are still. in unmarked
graves;
And the Yanks who were slip-
ped in the ocean's rise,
Then away beneath the waves.
J. F. R.

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Is Campus Typhoon


By STEVE PEARSON
The University seems to be sin-
gularly blessed with a large sup-
ply of colorful characters among
its faculty. Not the least of these
is the sharp looking article in the
sport coat, with a stride like an
Egyptian cavalryman, u s u ally
seen sprinting back and forth be-
tween the library and the Florida
Union.
The "fastest man on the
campus" is Professor Lewis
Francis Haines--an Endicott,
N. Y., boy who made good in
the education racket.
Prof. Haines got his start at
the University of Michigan, where
between the years -1926 through
1941, he picked up A. B., M. A.
and PhD. degrees, besides teach-
ing in various Milwaukee (Wis.)
high schools from 1930 to '34, and
at his alma mater from '35 to
'41.
The University of Florida has
had his services for the last five
years and he's been about as busy

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as a freshman student on regis-
traticn day-teaching in the Uni-
versity College and devoting a
great deal of his time to his job as
editor of the University Press.
Students taking C-5 (Humani-
ties) or C-41 (Logic) under him
are impressed by his enthusiasm
for his work. While moving
around the classroom making
chalk marks on the blackboards,
footprints on the wallboards, and
pounding his subject into awe-
stricken lads who wonder at the
amazing vitality of the man, he
3ats up more space than the left
wing for the Toronto Mapleleafs.
Students come out of his classes
either stuffed with knowledge or
looking as helpless as victims cf
an atomic bomb.
The hustling Irishman has
written several articles on
nineteenth century literature
for various scholarly journals.
He collects first editions of
English novels and is a sports
fan who likes to sit around
'and shoot the bull about base-
ba'l or football.
Married, and with a boy of 13,
he likes Florida, very much'(espe-
cially the climate), likes his work,
takes a personal interest in it and
in the students and according to
"Duffy" (who recommends only
the best of everything) is one of
the best liked m'en on the cam-
pus.

AGRICULTURE CLUB
TO MEET MONDAY
The Agriculture Club held its
regular business meeting Mon-
day night.
Next Monday night a movie
on livestock loss prevention will
be shown. All agriculture stu-
dents are urged to attend. The.
club meets at 7 p. m. in Roci-n
104 of the Ag Building.


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Clark Elected

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Club


elected officers for the remainder
of the present school year at its
bi-monthly meeting last Thursday
night. Those elected were: Pres.,
Bernard Clark, Greensboro; V.
Pres., L. E. Strickland, Defuniak
Springs, Sec. and Treas., Robert
Hibbs, Cocoa, and reporter, D. Y.
Coverston, Bushnell.
Following the election the club
was treated to an excellent talk
on the procedures followed in the
National Products Judging Con-
test by Professor L. E. Mull of
the Dairy Products Laboratory.
Professor Mull was followed on
the speakers stand by Dr. L. E.
Fouts, Professor of Dairy Manufac-
tures of the College of Agricul-
ture. Dr. Fouts told some of hts
visits to the contest while teach-
ing at the University of Okla-
homa and expressed a desire to
see the University of Florida send
a team to the next contest.
The next meeting of the club
will be on March 21 when a "get
acquainted" super wil be held at
College Park. All students in-
terested in any phase of dairying
are cordially invited to attend and
to "bring their wives or sweet-
hearts."
A place on the bulletin board
in the Agricultural Building has
been provided so that those inter-
ested may indicate their inten-
tions to attend so that the ener-
ainment committee will know how
much food will have to be pre-
pared. The cost of the supper'
will be shared equally by all those
attending.


New Men...
Continued on Page Five
turned following a leave of ab-
sence. In history and political sci-
ence Dr. Eugene A. Hammond
will be associate professor and R.
E. Miller, assistant professor.
In the University College three
men will join the faculty. They
are: 'Oscar Svarlien, associate pro-
fessor of history and political sci-
ence, while Dr. Paul Hanna is on
leave of absence; Dr. Roger N.
Snow, assistant professor of soci-
ology; and Dr. Walter G. Browder,
associate professor in the Univer-
sity College.
The Engineering and Industrial
Experiment Station added three
new members, Marinus Latour,
assistant research engineer; Har-
ord M. Hawkins, associate research
engineer, and Albert D. Hutson,
assistant research engineer re-
placing Prof. R. A. Thompson.
In the College of Agriculture,
Percy W. Frazer has returned to
the School of Forestry after three
years in the Army, and Dr. John
Henry Davis comes to the Univer-
sity from Southwestern Univer-
sity to be associate professor of
botany.
J. Broward Culpepper joins the
faculty of the College of Education
after being supervisor of instruc-
tion in Leon County.
McMillan H. Johnson has been
appointed assistant professor of
architecture in the School of Ar-
chitecture and Allied Arts.
Auman Eugene Kitching will
return to teaching in the P. K.
Yonge Laboratory School after
serving in the armed forces.
In the College of Business Ad-
ministration A. Ross Evans will
become associate professor of ac-
counting.
Replacing Dr. Henry Wunder-
lich who resigned is James S. Rey-
nolds, assistant iin Testing and
Guidance of Veterans.

TOO MUCH COPY
Due to the shortage of space
the Alligator has had to leave
out the columns Paranoia, For,
By and Of Veterans, and Frat
Fat. If you will bear with us
we will conclude them in next
week


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Kappa Epsilon

Choose Ware

As President
M. Members of the Kappa chap-
ter of Kappa Epsilon, national
pharmaceutical fraternity f o r
women on the University of Flor-
ida campus, held their annual in-
intiation for new members Fri-
day night, March 1, at the home
of Mrs. P. A. Foote. In the
impressive ceremony, carried out
in the fraternity colors of red and
white, Miss Annella Barber of
Cross City, and the Misses Mary
and Edith Ware of Branford were
made members.
Election of new officers was
held immediately after the cere-
mony. Miss Mary Ware be-
came president and Miss Annel
la Barber, secretary, replacing


A Fable For Humans-And Others Sanctuary at last. He should- standing up. But in spite of it all, retiring otticers ivuss V lorida
A stranger in town happened to ered his tody timidly through the !'m in love again. Mae Carlson and Miss Eneida
be walking across our fair cam- remains of the door and was 3AUL FRUCHi::.AN-18-- Ramos.
pus this week and he noticed a snowed under by a blizzard of SOPHOMORE-G'VILLE
much-bandaged figure lying asleep snores. Bodies were lying pros- It's no good at all I tellya. To
on the grass in the very center of trate on the couches, chairs and much overwork of my para-sym- CANINE POSESSES
the Plaza of Americans. Greatly rug. It was the only rug he had pathetic system. OLD-FASHIONED TASTE
shocked the stranger called to one ever seen with 5 o'clock shadow. JASON BERKVAN-24 JUNIOR, (ACP) "Where, oh where has
of the passing intelligentsia. "Is It needed a fingernail test badly. BOSTN MASS. myNIO (ACP) "Where oh where hasld
that boy sick?" he asked. "No," Prince Slumming shook the first I'm weak! Millie you're won- R. Williams, student at the Uni-
he was told gently. "Just recup- Sleeping Beauty and into his ear r weak e youul versity of Utah, wondered why
rating from Spring Frolics." whispered HERBERT SUSSMAN-24- it had to happen at all. So did
MORAL: Please lie on a bench THE QUESTION: WHAT AF- SENIOR-DAYTONA members of the Universitys a eo-
or in a tree if you want to recup- FECT DID SPRING FROLICS Spring Frolics made me realize iogy Department.
rate. HAVE ON YOU? 'he valu6 of civilian life after The Dog, Nipple, followed Wil-
With this in mind your perspir- HERBERT RUBIN-22 SOPH- spending 3 years in the army. liams to school one day. oweNipple
ing, Inquiring Reporter set forth C0MORE-MIAMI" HANK BAMBERG-18-SOPHO- was later discovered contentedly
to find out what Spring Frolics As far as I am concerned, Spring MORE-MIAMI BEACH sleeping in the Geology Building.
has done to the University of Flor- Frolics is just another point in the A necessary part of college life Beside him was a well-chewed
ida. Working on the principle case for coeducation. In fact I needed to keep up morale. Hubba, bone.
that one man's meat is another "till haven't gotten over the ef- Hubba! The bone, well-chewed as it was
man's late date, he decided to fects of it. MILTON LIPSITZ-28-SENIOR by the pup, hed previously been
cross the tracks and see how the AL ROBBINS-18-FRESHMAN MIAM the department's prhighlyprized,
other half loved. -TALLAHASSEE. ancient Orintho-Scelinda bone.
It should be interesting to learn The value of Spring rrolics is ancient Orintho-Scelinda bone.
how the coat-and-tie boys felt Come back in three days when that it *brought a greater degree
about it all. The Wandering Pest I wake up. of cooperation between the fra-
trudged wearily down Fraternity STANLEY TAaii;OR-19-SOPH- ternities in putting on such a Lost
"Row. All the houses were dark. OMORE-MIAMI BEACH wonderful affair which was not
Aha! The girls must still be here. I got high-blood pressure, fall- only for their own good tut for REWARD FOR
But from the end of the block a en arches, pink toothbrush and' the good of the non-fraternity O BrownPld Sut lost n
dim red light shone forth dimly. bumps on my head from sleeping men as well.


Campus

Gleanings
By Ralph Valerio
Those nightly Sunny Dunham re-
cordings aired over WRUF provide
excellent advanced publicity for
the popular baton-leader s coming
engagement here Hepped-up
students have caught the mood,
already, are trucking' pecle:n', andl
jamin' on down" Look for
the Gator quintet to be the "dark-
horse" team in the SEC basket-
ball tournament starting February
28 at Louisville Although oc-
cupying tenth spot in the conrer-
ence standing, the fast-stepping,
clever ball-handling, s t r a i g h t-
shooting five have been closing
out the season sensationally.
Arnold Finnefrock's (Florida
Times-Union sports-scribe) trite
digs against the University's past
athletic set-ups has his readers
yawning Thqt worldly- look-
ing gentleman strolling through
the Law Building early last Satur-
day morning was Mr. Ramsey,
Associated Press southern bureau
chief The former dynamic
managing editor cut his crammed
business commitments short to
give an hour's lecture to Mr.
Lowry's journalism class.
Discharged former Army Air
Corpsmen are surprising ROTC in-
structors with their adaptability to
infantry training Buy-line for
the Spring Frolics: Moderate-
priced tuxedos and all-white tropi-
cal worsted ensembles are now on
sale at the Gainesville's L. & L.
men's clothingstore.
By L. Scott Weiss
Tall, sharp and resembling Gary
Cooper, is Dr. Wayne C. Eubank
this semester's (and Texas') con-
tribution to the Florida Speech
Department. Contracting to be
with us this semester in the mid-
dle of January, he arrived on the
campus shortly before it got un-
der way, and has devoted the past
month to getting the extempor-
aneous speakers, orators, and de-
bate squads in hand, but efficient-
ly.
It was the west side (end?) of
the State of the Lone Star that
provided the first light of day for
"Prof" Eubank, on one of those
ranches where "nothing" is fenced
in (miles and miles of it-. His
high school diploma reads "Amar-
illo" and West Texas State Col-
lege was the scene of battle for
his B. A. degree, whereupon he
spent three years as speech direc-
tor at Amarillo College.
A scholarship sent our brone-
buster toward the polar region
-Northwestern University at
Evanston, Ill., to be explicitL
Here lie earned his Master of
Arts degree.
In 1938 Dr. Eubank toured the


entirety of continental Europe,
with Russia and Spain as excep-
tions; returned to the States; this
time to LSU in 1929. for part-time
instructing and to complete work
for his Phd.
An induction center claimed him
in 1942 as a volunteer, and he
was commissioned at Camp Hood
OCS in a Tank Destroyer Unit
in March of the following year.
Until early in 1945 he was assigned
to the tactics department of the
TD school at Camp Hood, after
which he departed for ETO to join
the Ground Force Reenforcement
Command. He returned to the
states Dec. 1.
Dr. Eubank is not married-
. only that was readily obtain-
able. (It is not required of the
interviewer to force upon the
victim any more personal inter-
roggations-is it?) His princi-
pal professional interests are
speech, oratory, debate and
ranching to which he hopes to
retire one day. Diversionally
be prefers golf, tennis and
brone-bustling.
His taste in men's apparel leans
toward Harris tweeds, English
tailored with English boots (pre-
supposing these come a good bit
aLrer chaps, spurs and a tremen-
dous 10-gallon).
,He may be seen any day around
Peabody Hall, or noons bicycling
toward the cafeteria. And when
you aspiring Daniel Websters hear
that voice, not shouting exactly
but decisively questioning, "What
does BRIGANCE say about it?",



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of Texas, now of the speech de-
partment of the Gator Univer-
sity.

VET PROVES CASE WITH
TIMELY EVIDENCE
This story came out of a
journalism class at'the University
of Kentucky when the class was
discussing the value of evidence
presented in a sensational murder
case.
The question was raised wheth-
er the victim would turn to face
his attacker before turning to
fle.
A returned war veteran in the
class spoke: "I believe the man
would have turned toward the
slayer before running. My reason
is that I once came face tq face
unexpectedly with a ,.-' ir iisol-
dier. He crouched irn.l : krlf
lunged toward me before tufr'i,
to run.", '
nere was a pause and then the
veteran pointed to his wrist, "This
is his watch I'm wearing."


rne vicinry of Shadow Lawn on
night of February 26. Has initials
F. B. W. in label of coat. Made by
J. C. Chandler Manufacturing Co.
Valdosta, Ga.
Notify
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