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VOL. 39, NO. 8
Huge Program Planned Lack Of Supplies
As Forresters' Field Day Holds Up Work
Tops Week-End Events On Union Wing
Annual Event Will
Include Log Rolling
t h r o w i n g, log-chopping,
plate-throwing and husband-
calling for the ladies will
mark the annual Field Day pro-
gram of the Forestry Club today
at the Lake Mize recreation area
of the Austin Cary Memorial For-
This Field Day designates the
11th annual outing that has been
held by the club. Although last
year marked the first year since
1943 that the events were held,
the occasion now carries addition-
al significance. Field Day now de-
notes a memorial to those mem-
bers of the Forestry Club who
gave their lives in the service of
The annual affair has received
advance publicity in the form of
a log cart that has been placed
in front of the University audi-
torium. It has been the practice
for the past five Field Days to
place the cart on exhibition to
symbolize the event.
The Forestry Field Day is fi-
nanced entirely by the Forestry
Club with the exception of the
prizes which have been donated
.by various manufacturers and in-
Prizes which are to be awarded
consist of a Parker "51" pen and
pencil set, two 200-foot steel tapes,
a Biltmore stick, an increment
borer, tree calipers, machetes, for-
ester's axes and hatchets, an "In-
dian" fire pump, acid sprayers, and
These prizes have been award-
ed by such organizations as the
National Container Corporation,
D. B. Smith, Brooks Scanlon Co.,
Florida Pulp and i Paper, Florida
Lumber and M.:'.ot-rk. National
Turpentine and Pulpwood Co.,
Moore Dry Kiln Co., W. B. Drew
Co., S. J. Hall, Sr., Council Tool
Co., and Forest Managers, Inc.
The awarding of prizes will be
on a point system. The winners
of each event will receive points
as follows:. First place, three
points; second, two points, and
* third, one point. At the end of the
day the individual with the high-
est number of points will select
whatever prize he desires; then
the second highest will choose a
prize, and so on down the line
until all the prizes have been
The Field Day program will of-
ficially begin at 1 o'clock and will
continue throughout the afternoon,
terminating at 8 p. m.
SAt 5:30 p. m. a barbecue and
Brunswick stew supper will be
held. Its preparation will be un-
der the supervision of a hunting
guide from Hawthorne.
Master of ceremonies will be
A. K. Gholson. The scorekeepers
will be K. R. Swinford and J. S.
Bulbin, and the timekeepers for
the events, E. A. Ziegler and J. W.
Miller, while the judges of 'all con-
tests consist of C. E. Carlson,
C. G. Geltz, P. W. Frazer, J. H.
Davis and E. West, Sr.
Tickets for the barbecue and
Brunswick stew are on sale at
75 cents per plate. Those desriing
tickets may purchase them on the
fourth floor of the Horticulture
Building or out at the Field Day
itself. All students of the Univer-
sity of Florida and their wives or
husbands are invited.
Transportation will leave from
the Horticulture Building at 12:30
p. m. and then from 1:30 through
5 p. m.
Copper Nails & Flashings
Turkey Shoot Are Main Material
By Dell Loyless
Resumption of construction on
the Florida Union wing has been
temporarily delayed because of
lack of materials.
Reminiscent of the old saving
"Because of a nail, a war was
lost," the hold up is due to delay
in delivery of copper nails and
flashings. Labor strikes have
caused the delay but the roofing
contractor has been advised the
matefias have now been shipped
and construction will get under-
way within two days after the
materials reach here.
In the meantime the business
office has announced that archi-
tectural plans for the interior
work will be completed within two
weeks. Present work will have
to be held within the $40,000 fund
available in the student building
The west main stairway is to be
finished out in addition to the
roofing job and the second and
third floors will also be complet-
ed. The University is to handle
this building job and all work
will conform in architectural plan-
ning with the main part of the
Florida Union Building. The only
exception to this is that the stair-
way will be finished out with tile
Interior construction should get
underway as soon as the architec-
tural plans have been completed.
Subsistence Checks Are
Approximately 1,000 veterans
who had not received subsistence
checks due them, were interview-
ed Wednesday, Bob Ghiotto, secre-
tary of veterans' affairs, announc-
Ghiotto ( who directed the sur-
vey, and A. C. Reed, Gainesville
V. A. representative, travelled to
the V. A. regional-office 'in Pass-
A-Grille Thursday, with the results
of the survey.
If the records of the veterans
are not complete at Pass-A-Grille,
the V. A. there will take immedi-
ate steps to complete them, and
forward them as soon as possible
to the paymaster in Atlanta. Those
records which Ghiotto and Reed
find complete will be forwarded
immediately to Atlanta.
Ghiotto said that about 50 per
cent of the veterans interviewed
Is Planned By
Event To Take Place
On Firing Range
The Agricultural Club of the
University will hold its first an-
nual Turkey Shoot on the Mili-
tary department firing range
Thursday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 5,
Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 to 1 p.m.
I. M. Cox will be on hand at the
shoot to give an exhibition of fan-
Fifty Turkeys Given
Fifty turkeys are to be given
away. Each contestant will pay
$..75 as entrance fee, and will fire
ten rounds of 22 calib.e ammuni-
tion at a target 5i0 feet away.
Rifles and ammunition will be fur-
nished or you may bring your
own.. No rifles with telescopic, or
similar sights will be used by
Each person will be placed in
firing orders of 16, and one person
out of each order will win a tur-
key. The winner will be determin-
ed by the score computed on the
As a consolation prize all who
do not win will have their name
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. GAINESVILLE. FLORIDA
The Baby Parade
If you have a baby, like the lucky sluiicnt pictured above, enter her
or him in the Alligator's Baby Photo C('test.. Details are given below
in the story.
Honor Court Poster Contest
IAI.n^r, Ti Df A Orai' ,Drc
placedin a box for a drawing to '" 0""------
be held on the last day of the were transfer students. These vet- V 111ii | lU IVMOl
The winner of the drawing erans faced delays probably be-
wireceive a 30 b.turkey gobcause their records had not had All University
bler. No contestant will be per- timetocatch up with them, Ghio- Invited To
mitted to win more than one tur- iotto, who directed the survey
Members of the military depart- almost singlehandedly, expressed Dick Broome, clerk of the Hon-
ment will not be slowed to appreciation for the help given or Court, has announced the
ment will not be allowed to par- him by volunteer interviewers, and prizes and complete lit of rules
ticipate but will supervise the for the spot announcements con- r entry in the Honor Court Pos-
shoot to see that proper safety tribute by WRUF. for ent n wheih started last
precautions will be observed, ter Contest, whcih started last
p emington Exhibiteon rved. Friday. Prizes donated by sever-
Remington Arms Co. is send- Glee Club Elects al Gainesville firms are as fol-
ing Mr. I .M. Cox, of Baltimore, lows:
Md., down here to give a shooting Ord 0. L e 1st prize-a silver filled Water-
exhibition. He is expected to put Clifford Lyle man's penand pencil set, donated
on an amazing exhibition of AS New Presiden by the.Lewis Jewelry Co.
marksmanship fref all present. P e i2nd prize A New Haven
Admission will be free to all stu- Clifford 0. Lyle of Bartow, was alarm clock, donated by the Duval
dents, elected as the new president of the Jewelry Co.
Prof. Clyde Driggers is the fac- University of Florida Glee Club at 3rd prize a $10 letter of cred-
ulty advisor for the shoot, and its regular weekly meeting. it at the Chesnut Office Equip-
Sam Love is chairman of the com- Other officers elected were: ment Co.
mittee in charge of the proceed- Mardis Meyer, Lake Placid, first All posters are limited to a max-
ttee in carge o e pro vice president; William McElwain, imum size of 22" x 14" and may
ngs. Tallahassee, second vice-president; be presented in two colors or in
Harvey Relman, Miami, third vice- monochrome, on white or colored
I p president: and Solon J. Ellmaker, paper. Each entrant's name and
Lavaliers And Lavalelles
To Have Moore For Weekend
Independent Dance Slated For
Fall Frolics Festivities
By Walter G. Martin
Tiny Moore and his orchestra will be featured by the
Cavaliers' and Cavalettes' Dance Societies at two dances,
December 5 and 6, the week-end of Fall Frolics.
The admission to these dances, to be held in the P. K.
Yonge auditorium, is $1 per couple per night. No stags
will be allowed. Friday's dance will last from 9 p.m. 'til
1 a.m. and Saturday's dance will
last from 8 p.m. 'til midnight. student, Dean Hudson. Other fea-
Tickets will be available from
Cavaliers and Cavalettes after tured instrumentalists are Bob
Monday, but they will be placed Banks, bebop baritone and alto
on sale in the Florida Union, Mon- saxist who, after having left Flor-
day, November 24. ida U. in 1943 to become a profes-
The sponsoring of the dances by signal musician, left s jobUin
the two organizations as a solu- Chicago and returned to the Uni-
tion offered regarding the over- varsity in the summer of '46;
crowded conditions at the Univer- Ralph Smello, exciting tenor sax-
sity which prohibit all but frater- ist who led his own band in New
nity men from attending the York City, where he played such
dances to be given at this time in famous spots as the Aquarium
the University Gym, will give in- Restaurant prior to his enlistment
dependent men a chance to func- in the U. S. Navy; and Beryl
tion during Florida's largest an- Ciryl, phenomenal trumpet man,
nual social week-end, formerly of Detroit, Mich., who
Moore and his orchestra recent- writes most of the band's brilliant
ly played here for the freshman arrangements.
class dance, and at the Georgia- Members of the Cavaliers, who
Florida football dance sponsored are primarily responsible for the
by the Gator post of the Veterans performance of the dance are:
of Foreign Wars in the Duval Ar- Arch Thomas, president; Frank
niory in Jacksonville. Stanley, chairman in charge,
Moore Is Student Johnny Johnston, Julian Diaz, Jim
Cecil "Tiny" Moore, a native of Dryman, and Walter Martin. Cay-
Jacksonville, is a freshman at the alettes are represented by their
University, and along with his president, Beverly Nelson; vice-
band, is well along established president, Joyce Moore, and Jane
routes taken by another Florida Zigler, dance chairman.
James W. Mclnnis of Live Oak
was elected president of the Fresh-
man Glee Club.
The Glee Club will give a con-
cert tonight in High Springs.
The organization is also nego-
tiating to have three of the out-
standing glee clubs of the South
give concerts here.
By Charles P. Holzer
The University of Florida's at-
tempt at expansion probably would
draw a word of praise from a cas-
ual visitor from the metropolitan
area, and might well convey the
impression' of being a leading
school of the nation.
Art Citizen, representative of
Centerville, U.S.A., typical of a
large percentage of the American
population who reside in communi-
ties of 15,000 or less, might well
exhibit a different attitude. The
size of the University in itself
might prove impressive. At any
rate, cosmopolite or ruralist, one
aspect would be obvious; function-
ing within its own sphere the Uni-
versity is virtually self-sufficient.
Comparable to City
The University of Florida, in or-
ganization and administrative pro-
cedure is comparable to any city.
In fact, excluding one or two lim-
itations, its setup may well exceed
that of many a community.
The core of any group centers
about its government. With a body
to maintain certain standards and
retain order, functioning is inval-
idated before it is even attempted.
Likewise in a huge State Univer-
sity. In order to coordinate all
activities, and to enable students
college address must be plainly
printed on the back of his entry.
Everyone is asked to submit as
many entries as they wish and the
contest is open to all University
students, with the exception of
the Honor Court judges and their
families. All entries will become
property of the Honor Court and
will be used entirely or in part for
to retain harmonious relation-
ship, some semblance of author-
ity is imperative.
Florida's student government is
synonymous with many a munici-
pal or state setup. Coinciding
with the legislative branch is the
executive council. The council is
headed by the president of the stu-
dent body, who in his capacity is
highly comparable to the execu-
tive. In conjunction with the ju-
dicial branch of any hierarchy, the
Honor Court adequately serves the
purpose in that respect. And of
course, keeping in mind that the
primary purpose of even our stu-
dent legislators is their studies,
the administration is vested in a
specialized professional staff.
The Executive Council expends
its own monetary funds, approves
or disapproves all requisitions of
its funds, and determines its own
budget, subject only to a supervi-
sory check by agencies designated
by the administration. Board of
Control approval must be secured
for each item, but the actual han-
dling of finances is a student func-
Deviating to the judicial body,
it is obvious, in spite of many dis-
senting opinions to the contrary,
that an accepted code of conduct
Iv r[IIL 3
educational or promotional pur-
poses by the Honor Court.
In sponsoring this contest, the
first of its kind ever held, the
Honor Court has as its purpose
the acquisition of several supple-
mentary posters to be placed on
the various bulletin boards on the
campus in addition to the code
signs already in the classrooms.
All styles and manner of
themes featuring the pledge will
be welcome. In -the next printing
of the present honor code sign, a
modification is planned. However,
if the contest produces a poster
superior to the present one, the
honor code sign will be replaced.
Professor Hollia Holbrook, of
the College of Architecture and
Allied Arts, will judge all entries.
The decision of the judge will be
final and in case of ties, duplicate
prizes will be awarded. All en-
tries may be turned in to the desk
at the Florida Union and must be
submitted not later than midnight,
Seminole Begun As
First 1,00 Arrive
The first shipment of the 1947
SEMINOLE arrived Tuesday and
was issued by Thursday afternoon,
according to a statement released
by Walter Tucker, circulation
Dedicated to Dr. J. J. Tigert,
past president of the Universtiy,
the 1947 SEMINOLE is the largest
year book ever published by the
student body. The current num-
ber breaks with tradition by the
use of a light colored cover which
includes a colored photograph of
a campus scene. Color is widely
used throughout the 450 page vol-
Tucker stated that the books
would arrive in installments of
1,000 every three days, the next
group to be available for distribu-
tion Monday. All students enroll-
ed in school from February to June
of last year are entitled to a copy
and may call for it at Room 203
of Florida Union Annex from 1:00
to 4:30 every afternoon Monday
through Friday. Shipments are
issued on a first come-first serve
o An American City
is necessary in an institution of
this scope for an appropriate body
to maintain and interpret that
Within the University's con-
fines, a legal body is necessarily
limited in scope. Its authority
does not transcend the bounds of
cheating, stealing or passing
worthless checks. Yet in order to
retain a semblance of fair crite-
ria, especially in conjunction with
the cheating, it is justified.
An effective criteria of judging
a community's stability is the de-
termination of its ability to expand
and meet new situations. During
the war, thousands of citizens
throughout the nation doubled and
tripled their population, literally
overnight. War workers, army
personnel, mass migrations of ci-
vilians uprooted by a war, all com-
pletely shattered hitherto existing
social structure of many an Amer-
ican town. Some of these locali-
'ties reacted favorably. Oak Ridge,
Tenn., for example, is a currently
thriving city. In 1941, it was a
mere whistle stop.
G.I.'s Storm Colleges
With V-J Day and the home-
ward trek of GI's and war work-
ers, conflicting problems were
again established. Like many col-
leges throughout the country,
Florida found itself stormed by
hundreds of education hungry ex-
The University's present facili-
ties and enrollment compared to
that of 1945, speaks for itself. The
efficacy of administrative effort,
in conjunction with state and fed-
eral aid, is obvious.
Florida U. has met the veteran's
challenge; 8,500 students populat-
ing the campus in comparison to
a pre-war 2,500 testifies to that.
Gainesville Growing -
Lloyd's of London asserts that
Gainesville is one of the fastest-
growing cities in the U.S. It can-
not be denied, however, that the
University is to a large extent in-
strumental in that development.
Conversely, Gainesville's welfare
also affects the ch6ol. The fuhc-
tions and problems of the two,
both city and Univrsifty, ae largd-
ly similar. The extent of those
functions and problems are diver-
sified; but it is clearly evident that
the University of Florida repre-
sents a fully sufficient community
in its own right.
Editor's Note: This is the first
of a series comparing the Uni-
versity with an American city.
The second installation will fol-
low next issue.
Students Fire Complaints
At University Infirmary;
Monday Is Last
Day For Miami
Transportation To Miami.
For Grid Game
By Dan Marks
Tickets for the Miami bus trip
wlil be on sale at the Florida Un-
ion today from 2:80 tll 5. The last
day for ticket gales it Monday,
Students who are going to the
game must get game tickets at
the new gym. These tickets will
be on sale until Nov. 17 also.
Leaving here Saturday morning
at 11 a.m. from University Ave.
(opposite the Plaza of the Amer-
icas), the buses will arrive in
Miami just before game time and
proceed directly to the Orange
On the return trip there will be
two sections, one leaving at 3 a.m.
Saturday morning and the other
leaving Sunday afternoon..
Fraternities and other student
organizations may have special
buses reserved for groups of 37
by contacting C. J. Hardee at the
Any girls wishing to go on this
trip must have written permission
Speaks To Rotary;
On Armistice Day
Scruggs Says Legion Backs
Speaking on an Armistice Day
theme, Bill Scruggs, commander
of American Legion Post 157, ap-
peared before a large group of
Florida businessmen at the Ro-
tary Club luncheon held Tuesday
at the White House Hotel.
9cruggs, senior in the depart-
ment of agriculture, told the mem-
bers that the American Legion is
backing the Universal Military
Bill which was put before a com-
mittee at the last meetings of Con-
gress. The Legion hopes to have
the bill back on the floor this
coming congressional session.
The part taken by the Ameri-
can Legioi in burial services for
returned s.:.lrkl War IT dead% was
' Explain.:-. to the R.ot '-.an.-. A full
military funeral can be arranged
by the Legion.
Scruggs also expressed the ap-
preciation of Flavet Villagers for
the $27,000 which was granted to
them by the State Department of
American Legion. A part of the
money was used for playground
equipment and hot water heaters
to be used in village laundries.
Distribution Of '47
ONLY 3 MORE WEEKS
Fail Frolics Plans Almost
Complete According To IFC
Jimmy Dorsey Concert On
By Marty Lubov
Plans for Fall Frolics, Florida's biggest gala social
week-end, December 5, 6, are almost complete, Bill Turn-
bull, President of the Inter-Fraternity Conference, an-
nounced this week.
Jimmy Dorsey, the man with the sweetest sax in the
world, will swing out Friday night from 9 to 1, at the first
formal dance and carry on Satur-
day afternoon at 4 in concert at Starring swoon-tuner Bill Law-
the University Auditorium. Sat- rence, and the Skylarks vocal
urday night, Dorsey will play at et, Jimm y Dorsey will fly
the second 12down from New York in a char-
to 12. 4-e-B rlioincr Th f bulbous sax-
Twenty-five lovely Gator las-
sies will compete for the crdwn
of Frolics Queen under the eye
of Milton Caniff, creator of "Steve
Canyon," at the concert Saturday
afternoon. The pretty lady and
her court will reign over the fes-
tive week-end and be feted by
the IFC. At the dance Saturday
night the Queen will be officially
crowned and interviewed over
WRUF in the 11:30 to 12 broad-
cast from the "old" new gym.
Independents will be able to at-
tend two affairs Friday and Sat-
urday evenings in the P. K. Yonge
gymnasium. Sponsored by Cava-
liers Dance Society, the dances
will feature a local name band.
uerea airi er. *e aiaouiou oa-
player will bring 15 musicians
with him plus his official maseur,
a Dorsey protege known as "the
Champ." Riding the crest of mu-
sical fame for many years, Jimmy
Dorsey holds the record for the
all-time dance band salary of $9,-
000 set at the Miami Frolics Ball-
room and one of the few top name-
band leaders to play at nearly ev-
ery camp, hospital, navy base and
bond show in the nation during
the past war.
Tentatively, tickets for the con-
cert will be apportioned to the
fraternities since the capacity of
the auditorium Is small. Proposals
to use Florida Field have been
discarded because of the possibili-
ty of bad weather.
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"SMILE FOR THE MAN"
Baby Photo Contest
Offered By Alligator
Competition Open To All
Babies Under 3
By Gerald Clarke
Do you have a pretty baby? It you are proud of it, so
are we, and we want to do something about it. The ALLI-
GATOR is sponsoring a baby contest. That's right-a
baby contest backed by your student newspaper.
Once upon a time a baby on the campus would have
created as much stir as a co-ed. Not so any more. The
baby is commonplace-babies are
everywhere. What the ALLIGA-
TOR wants is to restore the baby essential. They will be returned
to his rightful place. That's why at the end of the contest.
we're starting the "Baby Gator "The Baby Gator Photo Con-
Photo Contest." Judges will se- test" winners will be announced
lect the University "Baby of the in the ALLIGATOR's special Fall
Year." Frolics edition on December 5 and
The photo competition is noIw awards presented. Prizes will be
open for all Gator babies up to the announced soonand you can be
age of three years, who have stu- sure they will be worth while.
dent parents at the University. Pictures can be entered by leav-
The photo submitted must be a ing them at the Fi,-ri-ia Union
.rerisonal.lv ,recent oy.r. If, your deslr. .. ',,-i;i.: thl m l own
.hild is just two years old, don't to thl- .ilBat..:.i .:.ir.e B.- sur,
hesitate to send in a good shot to mriliOe tr.e rp:I.y'5 name and
taken at one and a half. Only one age, parents' name and address.
photo per baby, please, so make Enter your pictures as soon as
it the best you have. It is the pic- possible. All pictures should be
ture which will be judged. Glossy turned in not later than noon, De-
prints are preferred, but are not cember 1.
Headed By Brooks
Numerous complaints on
the part of students about
the delay and inconveniences
at the University infirmary
have resulted in an Executive
Council committee investigation.
Brooks Heads Investigation
Headed by Bob Brooks, the com-
mittee reported this week that
the slow-moving conditions can-
not be attributed to any specific
factor, but that the existing fa-
cilities and equipment are just in-
adequate to serve a University
crowded to capacity.
The committee, composed of
John Keegan, Tom Allerdice,
Pen Gaines, Don Jones and
Chairman Brooks, praised the
infirmary for the work they
have done under present condi-
In an interview with Dr. Embree
Rose, head of the medical staff,
the committee learned four doc-
tors and 16 nurses maintain a 24-
hour schedule. )
According to the report, the in-
firmary is operating with a mini-
mum of personnel, and under
crowded conditions, and that these
things impede their efforts.
The new wing, now being added
to the infirmary, is expected to
relieve the overcrowdedness, but
the committee agreed that action,
prior to the addition's completion
next month, is imperative.
The addition will provide 100
beds, a home for 26 nurses, a cafe-
teria, and diet kitchens. $45,000
is to be spent for equipment and
Present facilities include only
35 beds, inadequate nurses' quar-
ters, no separate floors for men
and women, which is a factor in
the crowded situation today, and
inadequate room for equipment.
The X-ray equipment is now kept
in the basement.
Allerdice, one of the committee
members, made several sugges-
tions. He proposed that the infir-
mary affiliate itself with the
Alachua County Hospital in some
manner, in order to facilitate the
expne oent Care of critical cases re-
quiring immediate attention-
"Mfany students," he said, "are
under the impression that the in-
firmary is connected with the Ala-
chuea institution, and that by re-
porting to the infirmary they will
be channeled to the county hos-
pital for further treatment."
The eomnmittee will meet again
early next week with Dean D. K.
Stanley of the College of Health,
Athletics and Physical Education,
and Dr. Embrbe Rose, the infir-
mary's head physician, before sub-
mitting their findings and recom-
Blue Key Initiation
For December 4
Florida Blue Key's semi-annual
initiation banquet will be held at
the Primrose Grill on December
4 at 7:15, Bill Rion, banquet chair-
man, announced this week.
All active members, pledges arind
the alumni of this section of the
state will be present at this ban-
quet which will see the initiation
of the 23 students tapped last
Tuesday morning by Florida Blue
-Although the speaker has not
been determined as yet, he will
be an outstanding leader in the
state. Among some of the past
Florida Blue Key Initiation ban-
quet speakers have been Judge
A. S. Herlong, president of the
alumni association; Charles Ben-
nett, Jacksonville lawyer and can-
didate for Congress, anid many
other outstanding speakers.
UF With Annual
By Fred White
The annual convention of the
Florida Association of Architects
gets under way today at the Uni-
versity of Florida.
The two-day session will be pre-
sided over by Franklin S. Bunch,
Jacksonville, president of the
Florida association. Participating
in the convention will be represen-
tatives from the five Florida
chapters of the American Insti-
tute of Architects. Dr. Edgar L.
Morphet, a leader in education,
will speak during the session.
A pre-convention highlight was
an informal talk given by Igor
Polevitsky, prominent Miami ar-
chitect, to the architect students
on Thursday, the opening day of
registration. Polevitsky, the de-
signer of the Hotel Shelbourne in
Miami Beach, spoke on some
phases of his experiences.
William T. Arnett, lreetor of
the School of Architecture and
Allied Arts, will preside over the
first annual seminar on Florlda
schools, a main feature of this
year's meeting. Draftsmen, stu-
dents, cool officials and archi-
tects from all over the state are
being invited to attend this sem-
The annual dinner will be held
at the Hotel Thomas at 8 p.m. to-
night. Members of the student
association branch have been in-
European Views On
U. S.-Rssisa Duel
Is Svwtes's Topic
"How Western Europe Views
the Duel Between the U. S. and
That will be the topic of the
night for Dr. Oscar Svarlien, Uni-
versity economics professor and
specialist in international law,
when he addresses the Interna-
tional Relations Club at their regu-
lar meeting next Monday evening
in the Florida Union auditorium
at 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Svarlien's talk will be the
first of a series sponsored by the
IRC, in an effort to present in-
formed speakers on the European
scene. Doyle Rogers, IRC presi-
dent, has extended a cordial invi-
tation to all students, faculty, em-
ployes, and townspeople to hear
2 THE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR-FRIDAY, NOV. 14,1947
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lections are at their best,
A small deposit will hold
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Congressional Action On
Veterans attending the Univer-
sity of Florida may get an in-
crease in subsistence allowances
if action being planned by the
Stetson Veterans Association, of
Stetson University, materializes.
Commander Fred Owens, Jr.,
of the SVA has announced that
Richard H. (Dick) Cooper has
been named chairman of a state-
wide conference, to be held at
Stetson U. Nov. 21, to discuss
congressional action on proposed
increases in subsistence allow-
ances for student veterans.
The meeting will include repre-
sentatives of student veterans'
from all Florida campuses, ser-
vice organizations, and Florida
Surveys are boeing conducted by
the Stetson association to deter-
mine minimum requirements of
assistance in view of recent in-
creases in cost of living.
Cooper has asked officials of
student veteran organizations to
wire or write him immediately at
314 Clake St., DeLand, giving
notification of representation at
the proposed conference.
Advocating full attendance,
Cooper said, "We cannot hope to
have the support of Florida con-
gressmen unless we show them
the veterans are solidly behind
We Dye All Kinds
Shoes .& Leather
FOR BEST IN SHOE REPAIR,
QUALITY MATERIALS AND
184 W. Main St. N.
Honor System Praise
High praise for the Honor System of the University of
Florida was received by the Dean of Students Office this
Joe N. Gerber, director of student personnel at North-
western Louisiana State College, said, via a letter to the
Dean of Students Office, that he has been informed by Dr.
Ray Hamen of the U. S. Office of
Education that Florida "has an gaining whatever value we can
honor system in operation in the from your experience. I do not feel
student body which is one of the it fair to ask that you write me
oldest and most successful in the about the system in any great de-
country." tail. However, I should like to
In response to a request by Ger- have whatever material you have
ber for information concerning our readily available upon the sub-
honor system, a delegation from ject," the letter read.
NLSC, in Natchitoches, La., will "It seems to me that we might
be entertained by the University learn most with least trouble to
December 15. During the visit, you if we should make a visit to
representatives of the Louisiana your campus. Please let me know
school students and administration, if such a visit will be suitable with
will tour the Florida campus and you some time in the near future.
be given a chance to observe the We would like to visit your cam-
honor system in operation, puw with a delegation of adminis-
Since Northwestern State is in- trative personnel and student lead-
terested in developing an honor ers and we should like to talk with
system, 'said Mr. Gerber, "we appropriate faculty members and
would very much appreciate student leaders on your campus."
Infirmary Conditions Top
Issue At Council Meeting
Crews Appoints Committee
By Charles Holzer
Infirmary conditions was per-
haps the most significant issue dis-
cussed by the Executive Council
at their meeting last Thursday
Overnight Causes Issue
The issue arose when there ap-
parently had been some oversight
in handling emergency cases..Spe-
cific reports cited cases where
students in need of 'immediate care
suffered pain by delay due to
President Crews appointed a
committee to investigate exist-
ing medical facilities, and deter-
mine the adequacy of campus hos-
A previous proposal to have Dr.
Miller as a guest at a future Ex-
ecutive Council session was elab-
orated upon. Pending Dr. Miller's
convenience, the invitation is ten-
tatively scheduled for early De-
Debate .ensued regarding. the
delegation of responsibility for the
maintenance of campus cleanli-
ness, especially following campus
elections. Suggestions to penalize
party members for negligence in
this respect were repudiated by
one member who maintained that
"laws can't discriminate against
any individual or groups."
Crews On Football Seating
The Council's prerogative of
recommending alterations of seat-
ing arrangements as Tampa and
Jacksonville games, as well as
home games was dwelt on by stu-
dent prexy John Crews. He point-
The Gas Well
Open All Night
MAN-TO-MAN YOU'LL BE
.EKI cried 6ur erstwhile placid Mrs. Chap-
man as the tuxedoes flew off the hangers and into the
carrying box and out of the shop. That was October
17th. ,On October 18th, the last Tux, which was a 42
Long, was flipped for by a pair of eager fraternity neo-
phytes. The unlucky gambler slowly slumped out of
the store while soft murmurs of sympathy emanated
from those standing about. We -immediately wired
New York for more Tuxedoes. They arrived a few days
ago-the same superbly tailored classic-The Lounge-
Tex-just in time for Thanksgiving festivities. The
social season officially opens on Thanksgiving and
whether you are in the country clubs at Ponte edra
or Coral Gables--the Yacht Club in Tampa or in Palm
Beach you will feel fantastically the man of affairs in
your Tuxedo. You'll wear your Lounge-Tex at those
small, exclusive affairs at home in honor of your in-
coming college chums and chumesses. And when you
return to the campus after Thanksgiving you'll wear it
for Fraternity installations ... sorority affairs ... and
the piece de resistance-Fall Frolics a la James Dorsey
We hope you are not one of those people who decline
invitations to top social events because you do not own
a Tux. Our Tuxedoes are so sensibly priced that you
can't afford to be without one. It's your all-wool lad-
der to success. While they last, won't you come in and
try yours on today?
Young Man's Lounge-Tex with Grosgrain
Lapel Facing .......... . $44.50
Formally Famous Areoplane Sharp Pleated
Tuxedo Shirts .................... 5.95
Cufflinks by Swank as Advertised in Pie r Esquire 2.50
Midnight Black Formal Shoes .............. 11.95
Formal Braces By Paris ................ 1.50
THE MAN'S STORE
On West Uniivaersty, Opposite Florida Theatre
FOR THAT CAMPUS-CAREER LOOK
Will not appear this
week-he hocked his
typewriter in Jax to
buy a pint of firewa-
ed out that current seating ar-
rangements were inadequate and
that in the interests of the stu-
dent body and athletes involved,
it might be expedient to submit
a recommendation to University
officials requesting the cancella-
tion of "off-campus" games which
weren't suitable for handling large
Prevailing council opinion also
felt that the "home stadium"
should be improved, not only for
students who never have the op-
portunity to see "off-campus"
games, but the convenience of all
President Crews recommended
the creation of the post of Secre-
tary of Women's Affairs .This po-
sition would further the welfare
and integration of co-ed groups.
With coeducation fully establish-
ed, the opinion of the Oouncil was
what the establishment of this
new post was justified.
'State Of The Uni(
U. S. Assumes
I Jill ItE __
E KAVE T
World Being Divided =.. .
Into Two j '
By Jack Bryan \ \ -, .
"The U. S. is now playing the .
role that Britain used to play,
when the English were maintain- '
ing their 'Pax Britannica'." t-n -
These were the words of Dr. I';< -Th i "
John Grady Eldridge, University &, idt',l
professor of economics, as he ad- I W M, kV
dressed an interesting gathering' (
of students and wives last Mon- r. -
day'night in Florida Union, in an
open meeting sponsored by the .3''L
campus chapter of the American I'.
Veterans Comm Divided HIGH PRICES IN BOOKSTORE
"The world is being divided rap- *
idly into two great hemispheres," A 1Or I
or Communist, and the other in tor I e S tig e
which we are desperately striving
to preserve the capitalistic sys- too I re's Service
Dr. Eldridge did not make a Space Insufficient TO
prepared speech, but led off with
a few introductory remarks, then Handle Sales
answered and discussed questions
of the audience. He explained the (Ed. Note: This is the second cost. This is an
Marshall plan at some length, in a series of articles on the cent is not made
Marshall Plan University of yFlorida Book- But the bookstore
"The Marshall plan is really an store.) than 20 per cent c
aggressive movement to resist col- --as the students ca
lectivism," Eldridge stated. And By Hugh Stump Sales Vol
he added that he believed that Many complaint on the art The sales volum
"we can't buy the good will ofo Many complaints on the part store exceeds $450,
nt bu of the students in the University There arie *early 1
other nations." have resulted in an investigation a day. Last wee
World War III is not neces- of the bookstore service and prices were sold.L That is
sarily inevitable, according to Dr. by the FLORIDA ALLIGATOR were sold. That is
Eldridge. He remarked, "I believe the investigation is to deter- cils in anybody's
Russia is out to win the world The netigror not s e corn- The bookstore w
through propaganda, not by war." mine whether or not the com- used booksext
Eldridge debunked a popular plaints ave any basis in fcee bought in Febi
misconception of C o mm u n i s m As almost anyone who has ever more in the summ
when he said, "Communism and been in the bookstore during a The bookstore se
Socialism are economic philoso- rush period at the beginning of ed as "expose" m
phies, not forms of government, any session can tell you, the serv- effort to' reveal t
For example, England has a dem- ice is not exactly "swift and easy." true facts of camp
ocratic form of government, per- 90wever, they can tell you that which they compla
haps even more so than our own, at other times the service is fair-
yet she has a slight amount of ly good, with exceptions, of course.
Socialism." It is understood that a person's '
Possible Solution patience is tried by hours of work
A possible solution to the Euro- a with some students'
and dealing with some students'
pean problem was offered by Eld- thoughtlessness.
ridge as he suggested: Many have been asked the rea-
"It might be better for us to Many have been asked the rea-
support a mild form of Socialism son the bookstore smalkes such a
in the rebuilding of European gov- such as electrographic pencils and
ernments, as it would have a bet- h le a
ter chance to succeed over there the like.The book-
than our system of a capitalistic store bus the numreaser of books for .
democracy. If we fail in Europe, store buys a number of books for "
the only alternative for those peo- a certain courthese, is greater thn de-
ple will be a virulent form of So- pecmanted for these ibookstorereorders than ex-
cialism, like the text. But when the order ar- '
rives the students have either gone ..
somewhere else for the books or /
F -L d I have dropped the course and don't
a u e ro want the books.
on SU Must Make Profit
As One Of Player's Best
Alligator Critic Says Play Is Successful;
Director Dusenbury Praised
By Gerald Clarke
The Florida Players-Department
of Speech production, "State of
the Union," which closed last Fri-
day night, gidicated several
things. Its general success proved
the demand for the products of
and that recognition is given to
successful presentations. Also it
proved that there is definitely a
place on the campus for a regular
University Theatre and Drama
Department. From the audience
standpoint "State of the Union"
was a success, not an unqualified
one, but still a success.
Probably there is a no more
timely play in existence. Here it
was given an imaginative per-
formance, utilizing suggested sets,
and was well received. The bril-
liant wit and the timeliness of the
play are its best selling points.
But all of the criticisms leveled
at the original Broadway produc-
tion can be pointed at the local
presentation. It drags in spots;
delivers its message a little too
obviously in others; but the fact
remains, the audience was never
Dr. Delwin Dusenbury is to be
congratulated for his work on
"State of the Union." Comedy is
by no means an easy form to pre-
sent, especially with non-profes-
sional players. The enthusiasm
with which the audience received
the play was ample testimony to
the quality of the direction, as
well as to the actors' interpreta-
' The play was well cast. James
P. Dee, as the Republican party
boss, achieved his characterization
and made it felt by the audience
without any exaggerated manner-
isms whatsoever. He played a
strong part without being the
least bit obtrusive, which is a nice
test. Clay Fields did Spike, the
press agent. His portrayal of the
role was at the same time highly
individual and very appropriate.
Pat O'Neal, who was better
suited for the part of Marchbanks
in "Candida," in which he was
a great success this summer, was
convincing through most of the
play. O'Neal often sounded forced
-probably because his lines were
a little "preachy," even for a pres-
idential candidate. Doris Manuel,
as his wife, made a handsome
appearance on the stage, and es-
tablished herself as a .definite per-
sonality. Her personal charm made
up for any difficulty she had in
approaching her role.
Jayne Crane played "the other
woman," a successful newspaper
publisher, and did a good, be-
lievable job of it. Helen Harris
had a wonderful part 'and she
made the most of it. As the wife
of a Southern Republican judge,
Miss Harris established herself as
a talented character actress. Leon-
ard Mosby played the judge with
none of the dignity one might ex-
ject from the part. He got laughs
-almost all of them from his ex-
aggerated accent and mannerisms,
which would be far more appro-
priate in a minstrel show. Admit-
tedly, the interpretation of the
role is a matter of taste.
The rest of the cast, Iris Bish-
op, Ralph Wilson, George Meyers,
Stanley Axlrod, Robert Starratt,
Stephen Sands, Lois Watkins,
Ronaldo J. Roux and Donald R.
Klein, all were successful in their
smaller parts, and were obvious-
ly well cast.
122 N. 9th Street
"Just Good Food That's All"
The Anderson Studio
338 W. Univ. Ave.
The publishers will not buy
these books back except on cer-
tain occasions. Therefore, the
bookstore has to make a high
profit on certain other items to
If a loss is taken during the
year the government of Florida,
which finances the operations; will
not make it good. So precautions
are taken that,. they can at least
come out even.
The reason the bookstore usual-
ly has an over-supply of books in
some courses is that the instruc-
tors in the University have the
privilege of naming their own
texts for the courses they teach.
If these texts are changed very
often, it leaves obsolete books in
the bookstore's hands.
Perhaps this situation could be
remedied by having the staff of
the courses in question setting up
a certain book or set of books to
be used as texts. Then the book-
store would have a better idea of
the number of books required for
The prices of all books are set
to conform to standard. The books
are sold at the list prices of the
publishers. These prices are the
standard, or should be. For in- i
stance, if the list price of a book
is $3.50, it should sell everywhere
for that price.
The supplies are sold on a
straight 20 per cent mark-up over
County Justice Talks
To Phi Delta Phi
At Monthly Meeting
Covington Johnston, justice of
the peace for Alachua County,
spoke to members of Cockrell Inn,
Phi Delta Phi international legal
fraternity, on "The Practice of
Law in the Justice of Peace
Court," at the Inn's monthly din-
ner meeting held in the Recreation
Hall Monday night.
Johnston, a graduate of the Uni-
versity's college of law in 1939,
confined his remarks to problems
confronting the young lawyer
when he enters the practice of
law. He emphasized the desir-
ability of creating and maintain-
ing a, spirit of friendly coopera-
tion with all the local governmen-
tal officials with whom a young
lawyer comes in daily contact.
Following Johnston's address a
business meeting was held. Paul
Barnes reported to the members
on tentative dates for the Inn's an-
nual fall trip to the Supreme Court
of Florida to witness court proce-
dure and meet the justices of the
Reports were also heard from
the chairmen of the standing
George F. Baughman, assist-
ant business manager, has an-
nounced the change over of a
number of telephone numbers on
the University exchange. This is
the first phase in the moderniza-
tion and expansion of the tele-
phone system on campus.
The change has enabled the
exchange to take off the over-
loading in the dial switchboard
which had been resulting in no
dial tones and busy signals. A
revised telephone directory with
the new telephone numbers will
be released within two weeks.
Campus numbers that have
been changed are as follows:
250 to 299 jump to 450 to 499.
850 to 399 jump to 550 to 599.
By Pep Rally
Football Team Will Fly
To New Orleans
send-off for the Gator football
team is scheduled today, the Ga.
tor Pep Club has announced.
After a short pep rally program,
the team will leave by bus for the
airfield, where a plane will be
waiting to take them to New Or.
leans and the game with Tulane.
Doyle Rogers, Ft. Lauderdale,
president of the Gator Pep Club,
announces that the cheerleaders
:are being sent to New Orleans
this week by the Pep Club.
Eddie Swan, recently appointed
chairman of the Pep Club commit.
tee in charge of the contest for
new yells and cheers urges every.
one to send in entries to the Pep
Club. He reports that new yells
and cheers are badly needed, and
hopes that all Florida students
will cooperate in the contest.
average. 20 per Rogers wishes to thank the stu-
on every item. dents for their support at the ga.-.
e makes more Fla. game last Saturday. In spite
on many others, of the large turnout for the game,
n tell. there were relatively few fights in
ilume the student section, and students
e of the book- were fairly orderly in leaving the
,000 every year. stadium afterwards.
,00'0 sales made
k 5,000' pencils
a lot of pen- Blue Cross Notice
*ill buy and sell Blue Cross invoices for Vetel.
'ear. Some will ettes, Flavet, and other student
ruary and even groups. which were effective in
er session October, have been received by
cries is not aim- the campus Blue Cross unit.
material, but an Payments may be made all next
to students the j week. from Monday, November 17,
us situations of through Friday, November 21, in
ain. Room 204 of the Florida Union.
Gainesville, Florida Phone 1411
Excessive Student Rents Get Official Notice
'Under The Table'
Broil N To LihtI
"under the table"activities on p
e part of local landlords came
to light this week when Mr. Carl
O. Winter, Area Director of the
Office of Housing Expeditor, was
interviewed by an ALLIGATOR
r Cot mplaints Regiastered
The interview came as a resultI.
of complaints registered by stu- o
dents over excessive rent charges
and unfair pra notices on the part I. ". L. PAMr
of several landlords. ..
One recent case, last week, in-
volved a place where rooms were We told you so: The above picture shows what happens when a
registered to rent for ten dollars steam-shovel operator sees a coed, falls asleep) on the job, or is merely
per person, per month, with cer- "aimless" in his work. It's reported that an innocent Gatorman parked
tair things furnished. The land- his car in front of the Florida Union when the towering landscape now
lady rented the room for the mating said Union was only potential. When the unfortunate fellow
first month and gave a receipt returned to his jalopy he found the above. Jack Bass, whose con-
covering this payment. After the struction company is doing the burrowing, said that he has received
first month, and without the con- no complaints as yet-therefore he has no comment.-(Photo By
sent of the student, she went to Groves.)
a weekly rate and started issuing
receipts and demanding pay on WHERE CAN WE PARK?
a weekly basis, which resulted in
an extra-week pay for her.
Students have a right to ask i
for and receive a monthly rate HMere s Fourth In 5 -ampagnes
which is definite benefit over a
weekly rate, even if they intend
to stay one month only, accord- n Parking Situatio n
ing to the Housing and Rent
Act. Students Reactions Vary As
There were two cases where the Gafor Continues Campaign
landlord has an established ceilingG
but tells the tenant they will not By Bob Browder and construction personnel make
rent for that amount, but will ac- their own parking spaces.
cept an amount in excess of the The president has a parking where does the student park?
established rent. A receipt is given space, administrative and faculty Whe can he park?
tells the tenant they will not rent personnel have parking spaces, Four weeks ago the FLORIDA
for that amount, but will accept ALLIGATOR proposed a practical
an amount in excess of the es- solution for the immediate prob-
tablished rent. A receipt is given R lem. Members of the staff made a
for the established amount only. Recent Speeches survey of available areas that
These are obvious cases of "under could be paved and marked off in
the table" dealings, stated Win- Publsh d In regular lines to accommodate 1,-
ter. Students fail to report such P b h d n000 automobiles within reasonable
activities for fear of eviction or Br hure Form walking distance ot all class-
other unpleasantness. Broc ure orm rooms.
During the past three weeks The FLORIDA ALLIGATOR of
there have been 200 calls from Recent speeches of Dr. H. H. October illustrated these areas
tenants, with the main complaint Hume, provost for agriculture and by means of a sketch showing
centering around rent hiking, ad- dean of the College of Agricul- them blocked off in unmistakable
vised Winter. This seems to be ture, and J. Thomas Gurney, Or- black.
a general practice around Gaines- lando, chairman of the Board of After interviewing University
ville, he stated. Control, have been published in officials (receiving little favor-
Numerous Cases brochure form by the University able reaction and no action) be-
There are numerous cases where of Florida Press. gan the interviewing of students
tenants ask for information con- Both speeches interpret the Uni- Student reactions were varied.
cerning rent increases, but they versity's educational philosophy One non-owner said, "Ban all ve-
refuse to sign the necessary forms during the current transition pe- hicles from the campus and yot
that the Area office must have riod. will have no parking problem.'
in order to carry out a full and Dr. Hume's speech was delivered Most owners screamed, "DC
complete investigation. Most of to the freshman class September Something.'"
the calls range from areas around 17 and Mr. Gurney delivered his A few owners and non-owner,
the University where rents have address to a faculty and staff con-
"In the first place," Winter vocation September 12.
stated," tenants have to sign cer-
tain form with this office before PLANA PAR R P
we can take definite action about A U exece
these rent increases. Tenants have buyie
been very backward in signWe'll bet you IN RETAILING
afraid of eviction. 0o^ I lege
Winter urges all students who One-year Course pers
have complaints to contact his orgE
office about living conditions. Ev- I for College Graduates pha
ery house that is registered as
a living unit of any kind is sup- proa
'posed to have a registration in his Class
office, and registration is sup- wor
posed to indicate furnishing' ac- fore
commodations for that particular, ter'
home. that PAL HOLLOW GROUND blades, Adm
Listed (below are the printed though exceptionally low in price, will as
rules issued by the Office of Rent I give you the kind of shaving satisfac- ars
Control: tion you've been looking for. I app!
A tenant does not have to ( ;'n
'a lease providing for an increase That means they must give you quick, RESEARC
in rent up to 15 per cent. Any clean, cool, economical shaves. .
such agreement is strictly volun- YOU are the judge! If you're not en-
A tenant cannot be evicted if he thused, return 'em to us and we'll send -
refuses to sign a lease under the you double your money back! You win
provisions of the Housing and either way! Get a package today. i
Reo ncrea in the maximum 4 for 10c 10 for 25c 25 for 59
rent of a housing unit is permiss-r re economy
able based on an oral agreement and for real economy
between landlord and tenant. 5 D P Blades $100
There must be the voluntary sign- -$
ing of a written lease.
An increase in housing rent pro-
vided in a written lease may not
be more than 15 per cent but it
may be in any lesser amount.
If a tenant is overcharged, he
may bring an independent civil DOUBLE
suit for recovery of treble dam- EDGE EDGE -
ages of $50, whichever is greater,
plus costs and reasonable attor- --
ney's fees. -U-'
Eviction controls of the Hous-
ing and Rent Act of 1947 are en-
forced by the local courts.
Rent control is extended by
the Housing and Rent Act of Pal Hollow Ground has the "edge" R *I A
1947 until February 29, 1948. II l I~fl n Aw
Second In Series
Of Forums Held By
Alpha 4,rpa Psi
THE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR-FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 1947
BLIND BUT STUDIOUS
Carl McCoy, Blind Student
Majoring In Economics
Phonograph And Braille
System Aid In Studies
By Sandy Geer
If t \ l k t hl- d. oh .
The second in a series of open l.t.liace. .. to niVigati, put .I 0 r 1f i l .'i .j '. .-
forums sponsored by Alpha Kappa sh oeQ. Call is 1.hrid anid (i t Se ,..P- here lh- d:1 n tht ,- -
Psi professional business frater- are. "-"
nity in cooperation with the Col- Of COLua'e, iiiAan-iiiade canyons o( t11. uclipiLtiS ai "''t tlh
lege of Business Administration only problems McCoy faces every day, but rit no ey Happa Sig's Winning Float and Lambda Chi Alpha Entry in Parade at
o B' A -m i nis rai ol p ro'be ms Jax Durfng Georgia-Fla, Football e)eek-end.
was presented last Monday eve- are one of the biggest. Carl knows Jax. During Georgia-Fla. Football Week-end.
ning in the Florida Union. the campus like a map and can go
ning in the Florida Union. to any building he wants with : B.E
to any building he wants with
Guest speaker, Prof. L. A. Gai- amazing accuracy. "The holes -
tanis, gave a short lecture on "The aren't any problem if I know' "s
Student Placement Bureau of the where they are," he says. Once '
College of Business Administra- located, he routes his travels to
tion." other parts of the campus.
Professor Gaitanis e x pIlain e d Blind For 11 Years I
how the Placement Bureau en- Carl McCoy has been blind for i
deavors to interview each grad- eleven years ever since he was
uating senior, inform him of job hit in the eye with a spinning top New dormitory facilities to ac- self-liquidating projects fund,
possibilities, and aid him in every while attending public school in commodate 1,400 men and 600 'rates. for the new buildings can
way possible to secure the job for Tallahassee, his home. Later at- women have been requested of the probably be brought down to a
which he is best suited. Even aft- tending the State School for the Si' State Improvement Commission little over $20 monthly. Commis-
er the graduate has been placed, Blind at St. Augustine, Carl grad- I by the Board of Control-but sion Member H. M. Baskin pro-
the bureau may be of valuable aid uated in 1946 and entered the Uni- a-, I there's a catch to that. dne posed that rates be raised a little
as it may place him in a higher ersity of Florida that September day the improvement commission i all dormitories in order to have
position requiring the experience Now a sophomore, he intends to asked the board to decide if dor- equal costs for all students and to
he has gained in the years follow- major in economics. mitory rents should be generally. h lp meet the building cost.
ing his graduation., addition to carrying a ched raised to help finance the $8,800,- Assertig that the state would
ing his graduatio in. In addition uto carrying. a sched- 000 housing project. ubject to criticism if it sits
Commenting on job possibilities, ule that would make most of us ,- 000 housing project be subject to cticism i it sits
Professor Gaitanis pointed out look like we were loafing, he i s a back and does nothing toalleviate
that although there has been a look like e we were loafing, he is a According to Commission Direc- crowded conditions, Director Over-
tdat although there has u een a member of the Debate Society. t or Charles H. Overman, retire- man added that he hoped tQhe 1949
good demand for graduates, this Carl does most of his learning in a..--..entof rev-ue certificates on wl
The greatest demand at parent class, -where he gets a lot out of Carl McCoy the buildings would mean month- tbrg relief before the buildings
is for students in the field of sta- lectures and takes notes in Brail- edition to his 3-volume "pocket" ly dormitory rent of nearly $35can be completed.
tistics, and there is evidence that le. Other studying is done by hear- dictionary in Braille. per student. c b
this demand will not be met for ing material read to him. Carl Carl McCoy says that most "However," he added, "plenty pensacola'Club Plans
takes tests, too either orally or Florida students are very friendly are paying that much now for Cu
the next several yearsnd an on the typewriter, and help him out when he needs it, rooms in Gainesville at off-campus Meeting Next Thursday
Following a question and answer On his desk in his Fletcher Hall but most people don't realize he is rooming houses." Mr. Overman The Pensacola Club will hold its
period at the conclusion of the lee- room stands one of the oddest blind. That makes it hard in did concede that the proposed regular meeting November 20,
ture, members and guests were books in the world a Talking walking down crowded halls be- Gainesville rates would be "ex- Room 209Floria Union, at9:15
entertained at a smoker. Book. The U. S. government has tween classes, since collisions are horbitant" in comparison with the .m.
loaned McCoy a phonograph and frequent. So if you run into a guy $12.50 monthly charge at Florida All members are urged to at-
he has access to a library of books in the hall and he says a polite I State University. tend. Plans will be discussed for
expressed no opinions one way or recorded by some of.the best ac- "Excuse me," don't make a face at I By utilization of the '$350,000 the Thanksgiving and Christmas
the other. One student, who admit- tors and radio announcers in the him, he may not appreciate it. He co-cd.Icational conlti;..-- fu.' ( dances to be held during the res-
ted that he was born in Brooklyn business. Of course that is in ad- may be Carl McCoy. and release of $800,000 from a pective holidays in Pensacola.
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woim," and that parking spaces
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early risers. W .
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several instances follows:
The faculty and administrative I
personnel have spaces-with signs
indicating ownership-and feel
no pressure from the overflow
conditions. Therefore why should
they make any effort to solve the ,
problem as such?
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As the supply member of the Bell Telephone
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In Loop Battle Georgia Rolls.Over Florida 34=6
Game Expected To
Be Battle Of
By Mac McGrew
Florida's Fighting Gators will
go into a game as underdogs for
the last time this season when
they meet the Tulane Green
Wave in the Sugar Bow' tomor-
row afternoon in New Orleans.
The Gators will fly, the first
time for a Florida grid team, to
New Orleans and arrive about
2:30 this afternoon for a final
Coach Ray Wolf has been drill-
ing the Gators on offense all week
and should show New Orleans a
good running attack with Bobby
Forbes, leading ground gainer of
the nation, showing the way. The
Gators have also worked on their
thus-far disappointing passing at.
Doug Belden, Laz Lewis and Vic
Vaccarro have been filling the air
with passes all week and in a
move to get more capable pass
catchers Wolf has moved tackle
Cliff Button out to a flanker po-
The Gator backfield will be at
full strength for the first time
this season with four backs who
can run at full speed, Charlie
Hunsinger has regained his 1946
running form and will be counted
on with Loren Broadus, Forbes
and little Hal Griffin to maintain
a threat at any time from any po-
Tulane will counter with a
grinding running attack paced by
Don Fortier, Cliff Van Meter, Ed
Price and Al Wailer. The Greenies
are not famous for a passing
game but have two capable pass-
ers in Benny Ellender and Ed
Florida's line will get another
test tomorrow as Henry Frnka,
Tulane mentor, Is noted for his
ability to weld a strong line. The
Gator line has proved in every
games this season that it is one of
the best In the Southeast. Most
Gator losses can be attributed to a
weak pass defense. N. C. State
tried to go through the Gator for-
ward wall and came out on the
short end of a 7-6 count.
Coach Wolf wil probably start
Tommy Bishop and Fal Johnson
at the ends, Corlis Carver and Big
John Natyshak at the tackles,
Fletcher Groves and Charlie
Fields at the guards and Jimmy
Kynes at center.
The Tulane line boasts weight
and mobility centered around big
Ed Demaree at guard.
Tulane will rate the favored po-
sition tomorrow. Tulane started
off the season with a bang by
nosing out Alabama 21-20 but
failed to win again until they
stomped Auburn 40 to 0.
Florida squeezed by N. C. State
and swamped Furman 34 to 7.
Both .teams lost to Mississippi's
Chunkin' Charlie Conerly and
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The Winners Bulldogs Lead 14-0
Al KalfimNe Before
68 Yards To
By Don Auleb
The weather was perfect for
football and 23,000 fanrs jammed
the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville
last Saturday to watch Florida
succumb to an air powered Geor-
gla team led by John Rauch, 34-
Florida backs ran up more
Yardage than did the Bulldogs
but once again, as in previous
games, the only way Florida could
score was by a long run on a punt
return, Last week the honor went
to Hal Griffin, who rooted 69
yards for a Gator touchdown.
Georgia wheeled off to a 14
Official T. L, Johnson and the Georgia football team walk off the point lead in the first half and
field after they gave the Gators a 34-6 beating before 33,000 in Jack- couldn't be stopped. The Gators
sonville Saturday. Johnson called a pass interference play on Florida had a chance to get into the game
in the third period that gave Georgia a touchdown. in the last few minutes of the sec-
ond quarter.' With the ball on
Georgia's two yard line and time
M UaA for one more play, halfback Bob-
MU RAL MUSING S by Forbes slipped and fumbled on
a possible scoring smash.
By Julian Clarkson Parker Kicks
h y An r After Billy Parker's punt rolled
THE INDEPENDENT LEAGUE has several cagers out on the Florida 37 in the mid-
who have their respective eyes on Jack Kimbrough's 72- dIe of the first quarter, Rauch &
point total, best in the Fraternity League at the, end of the Co. let loose an airborne attack
recently completed frat cage meet. The elongated Chi Phi that wouldn't wait. Three running
center's hatful of points, based on six games including the Rausnetted toEdwards a advanced
playoff between the Orange and Blue Leagues, represents Georgia to the five. After plunges
an average of 12 points per contest, a mark which is not by Henderson and Donaldson,
far out of the reach of Jaycox of Crane Hall and Jackman Rauch sneaked over the goal. Joe
of the Hell Cats. Geri kicked the extra point to
Crane Hall's scoring ace put to- put the Bulldogs up, 7-0.
gether single game efforts of 8,Gator B' Team A little before the end of the
12, and 12 points for a 32-point to- first period, Rauch tossed a pass
tal and individual leadership of M eet M ami advancing Georgia to the Gators'
the tourney. Jackman is only one To e20. A flip to Sellers and another
point back and both men have an tor "B" team ill meeto Donaldson, plus the conversion
average of better than 10 points The Gator "B" team wil meet by Geri changed the score to 14-0.
per clash, n the University of Georgia "B" Gators Pass
"Moon" Mullen of Tarpon Club squad Thursday night, Nov. 26, in Then Florida tried throwing
started out like a house afire with West Palm Beach. The game is the ball but it was no dice, and
19 points in his first ball game Bc T g i after a couple of running plays
but was able to garner only three being played under the sponsor- it was the Bulldogs' ball.
buckets in his next two starts. His ship of the West Palm Beach Jun- In the third period a Rauch pass
25 points trail Fillingham of Pen- ior Chamber of Commerce. was ruled complete because of in-
sacola Club, who has 27, while This will be the third game of torference and it was the makings
Fernandez of the Randuffs also the season for the Florida of another Georgia tally. Rauch
has authored 25 markers, the season for the Florida B vaulted over from the two yard
squad. In previous encounters the line and Geri failed to make his
"B" team lost to Pensacola Naval extra point kick good, his only
THE FIRST BRACKET in the Air Station in Pensacola and won failure of the afternoon.
basketball tourney shows what Right after this Griffin received
can happen in a round-robin affair a thriller from the University of Geri's punt on the Gators' 32 and
when a number of evenly-match- Miami "B" team by a 7 to 6 shot 68 yards for the Gators' only
ed teams are grouped together in score in Orlando. touchdown of the afternoon. Flor-
a sport, ida's extra point wasn't good.
South Jax is the only weak sis- Jax, the other team, has four de- Fourth Score
ter in the top bracket, which con- feats and no wins Georgia's fourth tally came in
tains five other teams, all of about the last period when Rauch rifled
equal strength. Wesley has lost a pass to Edwards, who snatched
to Crane Hall, the All Stars were THE NEWLY CROWNED foot- the ball out of thin air on the five
beaten by Presbyterian, the Saints ball champs of the Dorm League, yard line and stepped over.
lost to the All Stars, Crane Hall Fletcher D-E-F team members, Chandler intercepted Vic Vac-
owns a defeat at the hands of the are rightfully claimants of having carro's pass and ran back to the
Saints, and Presbyterian has lost performed two outstanding feats Florida 20. After Nestorak car-
to the Saints and Wesley, South in theit 13-0 final round triumph tried to the 7 Geri crashed over
over Alachua Air Base. for the Bulldogs' final touchdown,
First, they scored two touch- making the score 34-6.
downs on a team that had relin-
YOUR M OM 'S squished only six points in six con-5Iedd,
YOURtests and, second, they rolled up dd, Buck an Win
KIN'? nine first downs while winning the
KIN title, a number seldom attained in hl. o.rd Tide
intramural touch football. jui fa Tare
The losers managed to put to.
cooking will take you gether enough yardage to total Sledd C-G and Buckman B-C
five first downs, making an ag- copped Dorm League Intramural
winners of long ago. gregate of 14 first downs during shuffleboard titles in singles and
o 2:00-60the contest, whichmust be near doubles competition, respectively,
o 0-- 0 8. 285the record here for most first Wednesday to wind up the three-
downs during a 24-minute ball day tourney.
00-$1.00 to $1.25 game. George Karaphillis of Tarpon
Springs annexed the singles title
very Sunday--$1.50 for Sledd by outscoring W. H.
Caldwell of Lakeland, shooting for
SMurphree C-D, by the scores of
INING ROOMd 59-17 and 55-8 in a best two-out-
Sr of-three series.
DN HOTEL -. ReD, The doubles championship was
8 HOth istct. iowon for Buckman by R. E. Par-
rlington St. nelle, Ocala, and R. H. Snow, Bra-
denton, who bested Temp. Dorm
O's J. F. Shoemaker of Phoenix-
ville, Pa., and T. Stone of Miami,
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Bobby Forbes, classy Florida back, is shown being stopped by a
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dict. Forbes was held to his lowest total yardage of the year In the
Touch Football Continues
With Hot Competition
KA's Show Form Winning
First Two Games
By Bill Moor
Progress in touch football was hampered somewhat this week by
rain and conflicting schedules. However, several spirited contests
were held in both Fraternity Leagues.
In the Orange League four games were played with no definite
prospects in the offering as to the winners in either bracket. Many
teams are playing a fine brand of football with much spirit being
shown in the league.
In games this week the KA's showed definite promise as they
Over ucknmn 13-0
In Do6m Grid Finals
On First Half
An inspired crew of touch foot-
ball gridders representing Fletch-
er D-E-F walked off with the first
major sports title of the year in
Intramural Dorm League compe-
tition Wednesday afternoon by
chalking up a 13-0 victory over
Alachua Air Base, team one.
The final round triumph cul-
minated an unbroken series of
wins for Fletcher in six starts,
while the air base outfit was hand-
ed its first setback in seven out-
ings, having entered the finals by
edging Murphree C-D. Fletcher
drew a semi-final bye.
The payoff contest was strictly
an offensive duel with a couple
of Fletcher dead-eye dicks, L. H.
Ritter and J. F. Pratt, outhurling
Selmer of Alachua in the aerial
department. The victors ran up
nine first downs, seven of them in
the first half when both tallies
were scored, while the air base
seven was able to register five
Fletcher went out in front early
in the game when Pratt's 25-yard
heave was hauled in by Joe Doney
for six points. The champs put the
contest on ice several minutes
later when Ritter, a consistent
passer for short yardage through-
out the game, tossed a. touchdown
pass to H. B. Webb. Ritter hit A.
M. Crawford for the extra point.
Alachua fought back in the sec-
oond period but Fletcher turned
back every scoring effort success-
fully. Ritter pulled his mates out
of a hole once by intercepting a
Selmer pass and lugging it out of
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handed the ATO's and the DTD's
deciding defeats in tnat bracket.
They licked the ATO's by the de-
cisive score of 25-6 and then con-
tinued by handing the Delts a
shellacking to the tune of 18-0.
In the other bracket of the Or-
ange League the SAE's continued
to win as they handed the Sigma
Nus their first defeat of the sea-
son. In the previous game the
SAE's licked the SPE's and the
Sigma Nus downed the Kappa
Siga. The Sig Alphs won by the
score of 12-0. After losing their
first game the SPE's came back
to take a close decision from the
Sigma Nus Wednesday afternoon.
After hard playing on both sides
the final score was tied at 13-13
and the game was decided by first
downs, the SPE's emerging vic-
In the Blue League only three
games were played. The closest
contest was that played by Lamb-
da Chi Alpha and Theta Chi ..
This game ended in a scoreless tie
and had to be decided by the first
down rule. The Theta Chis took
the decision by gaining three first
downs to Lambda Chi's none. In
the other games the TEP's beat
the Betas by the one sided score
of 32-13 and the Delta Sigs beat
the Chi Phi's 12-0.
The Intramural department ex-
pressed pleasure at the interest
being shown in the touch football
program but was discouraged. at
the conduct of some members of
the fraternities. All of the com-
plaints were not addressed at the
participating members but there
was one incident recorded of un-
sportsmanlike conduct which was
looked upon with concern by the
In an attempt to make condi-
tions better in this and all sports,
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BEAR HUNTING is an old and dangerous sport, but
some of the men who seem to. be prominent in hiriii
coaches here at the University are trying to play the gan,
out of season. Even after the Gators took such a lacini
from the Georgia Bulldogs last Saturday. Coach W\V
signed a three-year contract when he came to Florida. i
is only half expired and already the wolves are hollering
for his neck. The least bothered with the whole matte,
is none other than Coach Wolf himself. About the on01
thing bothering him at the present time is a terrible cold.
There is no doubt that he could step into a number of flit
jobs at the present time.
BOB HAYES, progressive young sports editor of the
Orlando Sentinel, hit the nail on the head this weekly
when he offered the suggestion that Wolf's contract be
torn up and he be signed to another brand-new three.
year contract. This would relieve plenty of the pressure
from the entire athletic setup here in Gainesville.
BERNARD KAHN, sports editor of the Daytojr,
Beach Journal, wrote about the slickest squib this write,
has read in some time. As most people know, the Uni.
versity has stopped all complimentary passes, includyi
those to faculty members and their wives, In fact, thi
working press and employes are about the only ones that
can get into the games with a pass. Referring to "ha.,
Kahn said "Florida's pass defense is most effective atthe
EMPTY SEATS will be evident when the Gatori;
meet Kansas State here in Gainesville during the;
Thanksgiving holidays. This seems to be quite a boner
on the part of the Gator schedule maker. About the
only bright spot in the whole thing is that high school.
football players will have almost the entire stadium toi
themselves. Last year the same situation prevailed an&
a few of the students came back in hopes of seeing the
Gators score their only win of the season. Auburn wonf
TWO YEARS FROM NOW the University of Georgia
will have lost 19 of the players who took part in the Flor-
ida game while the Gators will have lost six. Only Char-
lie Fields and Paul Mortellaro will graduate this season,
Bobby Forbes, Doug Belden, Fletcher Groves and Joe
Chesser will leave the Gator squad the following year, A
the old saying goes, just wait, but we say not next -"ear,
just wait two years from now.
Tomorrow afternoon when the Gators tangle with
Tulane it will be the 10th meeting between the two;
schools. Florida has won two and lost six.1 In 1945 the
two teams tied, 6-6. Our last win was in 1922 when
the Floridians grabbed a 27-6 victory. A last-minute
pass in 1945 gave the Green Wave a tie after the Gators
had held a six-point lead for over two quarters. May the
gods be with us.
Intramural Track Meet
Begins December 9th
All Rules Announced
The Intramural Department announced this week that intramural
track competition in all three leagues will be held on Tuesday through
Thursday, the 9th, through 11th of December.
In anticipating the questions that may arise the ALLIGATOR is
printing a copy of the rules and entrance requirements for all league.
All fraternity league preliminaries will be held on Tuesday, Decem-
ber 9. The Independent and Dor-
mitory preliminaries are to be Points count five for first, four
held on December 10 and finals in for second, three for third, two
all leagues are to be held on for fourth, and one for fifth, in-
Thursday, December 11. eluding all relays.
Thurn y t eD mitorynped. t rOnly men qualifying for the fi-
In the Dormitory, Independent nal meet will be allowed to partici-
and Fraternity Blue League the pate in it. Absolutely no substitu-
teams may enter only one man in eions will be allowed.
each event. In the Fraternity Or- tion wRegulation track shoes are al-
ange League the teams may en- lohoes are wed.
ter two men in each event. Six The order of the events will be
men are required to compete for as follows:
entrance points in all leagues. 70 yd. high hurdle
No contestant is permitted to 60 yd. dash
enter more than three events in 880 yd. run
the meet, including the relay.100 yd. dash
120 yd. low hurdles
Coach Spurgeon Cherry has an- 220 yd. dash
nounced that there will be an im- 440 yd. relay (4 men 110 yds.)
portant meeting of all fraternity High jump
presidents and Intramural man- Running broad jump
agers next Tuesday at 7 in Flor- Discus throw
ida Union. Shot put
VVIMMA Y -AK I iK I-IR- I
Leff Mabie Wins Florida
Three Cushion Tournament
Wins Campus Title
LeffotT, L. Mble, present National Intercollagiate three.cushion
,i11:1 chaLmpion continued hi winning ways this paM week by cop-
bi the Pcktd and three-cushion titles in the l1 h annual Florida
9 billiard Lournamlents. The straight. rail titaq Wag anuteXed by
Winger, a freshman entry.
go claiming the three-qushion titli Mable bested Winger. 5086.
#jor getting off to 4 slow Start
then tling the score at 8-all,
ia led at the ,halfway point TB
in reaching the finals, Ma- FOOTBALL SELECTIONS
Sturne down Ted Davis, Johngi hite
b Lawrence McNeill and Eg White
nk Valcarcel, while Winger de- .Racking up a score of seven cor-
eted W. H. Harlan, Charles Ed- rect predictions out of ten selec-
5j, Waker and Fred Owles. tons, this week we hoPe to make
14,had, a bth run of three it nine out of ten. A e want to
abie had ou runs of the miss the firat one.
Ieth The o closest mw it TULANE to whip FLORIDA:
tud rnal ent was A first Thisa L our last loss of the sea-
rund mateh which Cosper so,".
,o from Fred McNulty 25-24.
Mabia Takes LHad ARMy to ease by PENNSYL-
playinL in the pocket tourna- VANIAr The Cadets on the re-
lat able commanded a lead botrUd .
smlong the first break and aft BOSTON COLLEGE over TEN.
orthe first points". W never NESSEE: What's happened to
.aoA less than 25 points. In be- Bob Neyland?
oMing cham, Mable bested Ot PENN STATE to mack NAVYi
Cmon 200.11S, Mable defeated J, The Nittany Lions had a close one
wlker, Fred MsNulty, Charles last week.
gaddox and Earl Schmidt to gain VIRGINIA over WEST VA.I By
th fnal round. Even though out- a vurry, vurry close score
5nHad in the final round, Caoon VANDERBILT to subdue MH,
hid liti trouble gaining the final AM I, By two or three touoh-
fnd a he bested C. Scheetl Cliff downs.
abrnil., D. Broome, Jack Moore
"d Charles Edwards. Cason's
highot run of the final match W HERE STYL
o 12 while Mabie was able to
pger 21 points without missing.
Though defeated in the three-
Ciihion finals. Bob Winger came
through in fine fashion to take
t. straight rail tournament Vnals In the keen, competitive
from Charlie Edwards 100-78. This
Match was the closest of the final public approval, CURTIs
tclss with the lead changing
liven time. The scores never va- dress, for sports, for bu
ir prt of the to nment with Winners on every count.
SU@e being made at 83-all. At this
pint Winger began to ahow cham-
pionship form to finish the match
in good style. Edwards was able
W oiahe six points without a miss
wie Winger's high run was .
The winners will be awarded
cups and have their names en-
graved on permanent plaques to
be establijhed in the game room
.nle the runners-up will receive
Sikes, Vidal Lead
In Early Rounds
Leon Sikes and Jack Vidal, let-
t'erren from last year's team,
shared medalist honors in the
qualifying play for varsity golf
berths. Both posted scores of 154
for the 36 hole route.
Herb Levin (I56), Joe Engtish
(157), Dick Wise 11531. and W. C.
Owen (158) were in the thick of,
the medal fight all the way. .
Ladder play has begun 'but any-
one wisbing to try for the squad
ma' still do so. All- qualifier NATONALL ADRTSD
must play a minimum of one 18 NATIONALLY ADVERTISED
hole round of match play each
Listed below are. the qualifi- -
irs whose scores have been tabu-
lated: Fred Tresher 161: Scott CURTIS
Arnold 162; De Vere Ritchey 164; : 1'/, 7
Frank van Auken 164; Mark
Moorman 167; Roy Wilmot 168;
Edward Winn 171; Wayne Estey
572: Barr' Graves -173; Carl
Finalist in the Florida Union billiard tourney which closed this
eeck. Left Mable, on the right, won the three-cushlon title. He is
also National Intercollegiate champ. From left to right, Otis Cason,
Charles Edwards, Bob Winger and Mable.
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Here, inquestion and answer
form, are some facts on the
U. S. Air Force Aviation
Cadet program. They cover
details you may have been
wondering about- and will be useful to you
if you want to learn to fly and begin a career
in one of today's fastest-moving fields.
1e Who is eligible for appointment to the Cadets?
You, if you're physically fit, single, between 20 and
261/2 years old, and have completed at least one-hallf
the requirements for a college degree from an
accredited institution or pass an equivalent
2 NeHow long does fthe training loit aid what
does it cover?
You receive approximately 52 weeke' trying -
worth $35,000 in primary, basic and advanced
flying, along with other related courses designed
to give you the finoet background in your specialty.
3@ What's the story on duty after graduation?
After successful completion of the course, you will
be commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Officers Re1
serve Corps, and assigned to pilot duty with the
U. S. Air Force at a starting monthly salary of
$336 (including flight pay). You will serve on
active duty for three years unless sooner relieved,
and be eligible for $500 a year bonus for each year
of active duty as a Reserve Officer. If you're inter.
ested in a Regular Air Force commission, you'll
be given a chance to qualify.
4e What are the civilian career eppeofuinflti9
That's one you can answer for yourself by taking
into consideration these facts; Contrary to what
some people, think, aviation Is not overcrowded -
for pilots or anyone else. No fiaed is expanding
more rapidly or offering more profitable openings
tq qualified men. After Aviation Cadet training,
you can compete on an equal basis with any flier
in the world.
These are only a few of the advantages. Why
not stop in today at your nearest U. S. Army
and U. S. Air Force Reeruitlhg Station and
get all the details?
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Tourney To Begin
The 1947-48 National Intercol-
legiate Billiard Tournaments will
get underway Wednesday night at
7:30 in the Florida Union Game
Room as the University of Flor-
ida takes on seven other colleges
in the preliminary sectional tour-
The pocket sectionals are the
first play-offs scheduled and otbe:
play-offs will be held two weeks
apart until the Christmas holi-
days. The tv'.o leading teams in
each section whose scores are re-
corded by telephone conversation
with national headquarters in Chi-
cago, will become eligible to par-
ticipate in the National Pocket
tournaments slated for Feb. 18.
The schools which will acr as
direct competition for Florida
next Wednesday are Georgia,
Kentucky, Kentucky State Teach-
ers College, Indiana University,
Indiana State Teachers College,
Purdue, and Notre Dame. Keenest
competition is expected from the
two Kentucky schools.
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posed of five men w-ith three al-I
ternates. The members of thel
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scores in practices held during the
week. Lefferts Mable will act as
team captain for this year.
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Hurry, girls! The big offer is
about to close! Next Monday eve-
ning, Nov. 17, is your last chance
to get in the University of Flor-
ida's new Girls' Glee Club without
a tryout. After that date, all can-
didates will be required to under-
go an individual voice test before
being' accepted, for membership in
If you're a co-ed, wife of a stu-
dent, or yourself a feminine em-
ploye of the University, then
you're eligible to join the Girls'
6)ee Club. There will be a rehears-
Il tonight and every Friday at 7
p.m. in Room 209 of the Florida
Union, and also Monday ,nights,
Tommy Fay. soloist with the
men's club, has been appointed
student director of the Girls'
Glee Club, under the supervision
of Jonh W. DeBruyn, director of
the University Glee Club. Pat
Bradley assists Fay as head of the
women's division, and Mrs. Majel
Barrett of the Florida Union staff,
was elected chairman of the group
by the girls last week.
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By Hugh Stump
"Oh, on-happy Sadie Hawkins Day!" wails Al Camp's Lil' Abner. !
But not University of Florida Lil' Abners.
No, sir! Because tonight at 8 o'clock they don't run the risk of
being hitched up. All they have got to do is find a gal and go over to
the Rec Hall across from the Florida Union and have themselves a
time with all the pretty bachelor gals from Floridy. They only hafta
disguise themselves as Dogpatch he-men so the gals won't know that
they are Floridy uglies. They can come as Marryin' Sam, the Mayor
cf Dogpatch. Lil' Abner, Hairless Joe, Lonesome Polecal, or any of
the boys from Dogpatch. Make the gals dirty up a little, too.
"Available" Joe Harrison and his "Availabilities" will play for
the whing-dang-doo. Everybody ought to catch a good old double.
whammy at the dance, as kick-a-poo joy-juice will be served one
and all, sometimes even twice.
In addition to all the other parts of the shindig, thar's a-gonna be
a flo'-show, whar all the purty gals will show off their bestest points.
Haw! I guess the Scraggs will be there, too, now.
Of course, thar will be a hog's-oops, forgot I was in high sas-
sity now-a pie-eatin' contest for all them that's got nothing' else t' do.
Natcherly, all Skunk Holler'ers ain't invited.
So come on, Dogpatchers. Grab a gal or something' similar, stomp
on the flo', and hyar we go!
Students Invited To
Form .mnue Su,,-
Of IOOF Lodge
All students Interested in form-
ing a local student lodge of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
are invited to send their name,
name and number of their lodge,
and rank held in lodge, to Philip
K. Schmidt, 213 Reyes St., Gaines-
Those students interested in be,
coming members of the IOOF are'
also invited to send their names to
Mr. Schmidt, who will make ar-
rangements to contact them as
soon as possible.
The invitation extends to both
men and women students, stated
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A schedule of future programs,
including speakers, movies, and
round-table discussions, for the
corning year were presented at the
last meeting of the Society for
the Advancement of Management
by President George Hills. T h e
meeting was held Nov. 6 at the
The society is an organization
designed to bring about better
understanding of mutual interest
on government, management, in-
vestors, and the public in approv-
ed management. All industrial en-
gineering majors and pre-indus-
trial engineers are invited to par-
ticipate in the society. The next
meeting is to be Nov. 20 at 7:30
p.m. in the Florida Union.
Officers for the coming year
are: president, George Hills; vice
president, Al Inglis; secretary-
treasurer. Gene Williams; and re-
porter, Bob Poage. Professor Rob-
ert J. Cummings serves as faculty:
Club To Meet
There will be a meeting of all
members of the University of
Florida BanBell Club on Monday,
Nov. 17, at 9 o'clock in room 308
Florida Union. All members are
urged to be present.
Officers for this semester will,
be elected and other important
Notice To Students
Who Haven't Received
Seminole Pic Proofs
Students who have NOT re-
ceived their proofs for the 1948
SEMINOLE who had pictures
taken, please inquire at the
Florida Union desk. Several un-
identified pictures have been re-
turned to us. Identify them by
nam&. class, college, fraternity
and organizations. Return the
print 'to us, and keep the proofs
for your selection. Then return
these to Chindoff Studios. ;
Chi Colony officers, of Chi Omega sorority, gather 'round the entrance
of their home at 2514 West University Ave.
Rapid construction work was too much for this one. He didn't get
away in time.
NEW SORORITY COLONY
Chi Omega's Begin Local
Life Here At University
Chi House Secured And
Furnished By Alumnae
Chi Colony of Chi Omega sor- Owen, Louise Riley, Nancy Mor-
ority, one of four such groups on ris, Kathryn Maurer, Anita John-
the University of Florida campus, ston, Claudia Holland, Lee Rob-
began its local life with 10 active inson, Janyth Odenthal, Doris
members and at conclusion of the Murrell, Ann Threlkeld, Wanda
first co-ed rush week in Florida's Cowert, Ray Moore, Gladys Harn
history announced addition of 10 and M. C. Bracken.
names to its roll in the form of
Founded at the University of
Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Ark.,
April 5, 1895, Chi Omega now has
a total of 100 active chapters
throughout the U. S.
Home for members and pledges
of Chi Colony is 2514 W. Uniyer-
sity. The Chi house was secured
and furnished by alumnae of Chi
Omega residing in Gainesville.
Present plans call for improving
the general appearance of the
house. According to reports, the i
Chi dining room will begin serv-
ing meals within the next two
Of 20 girls associated with Chi
Colony, 12 are transfers from oth-
er schools, and eight are undergo-
ing their first year of college at
the University of Florida.
Recent elections for both ac-
tives and pledges resulted in the
Actives: Betty Jo Wilson, pres-
ident, Louise Riley, vice president,
Jeanette Irwin, corresponding sec-
retary, Dot Jean Owen, recording
secretary, Sarah Lane, treasurer,
and Sylvia Shaw, pledge trainer.
Pledges: Anita Johnston, presi-
dent, Claudia Holland, vice pres-
ident, Lee Robinson, secretary,
and Janyth Odenthoe, treasurer.
Complete list of actives and
pledges is as follows: Betty Jo
Wilson, Slyvia Shaw, Jeanette Ir-
win, Sarah Lane, Shirley Swear-
ingen, Georgine Davis, Dot Jean
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Intramural Debate Trophy
Begin November 20
12 Fraternities And
Competition will soon begin in
intramural debating. So far 12
raternities have entered men, and
ix independent teams are repre-
All those interested who have
not yet entered this intramural
tournament may turn entries in
to office 129, Building E, by Sat-
irday, November 15.
The proposition, "Resolved, that
he Honor System should be abol-
shed at the University of Florida,"
will be debated.
The A. A. Hopkins Memorial
Prophy will be awarded to the
winning team in the finals of the
tournament. Debate keys will be
given to the four finalists.
First-round debates are tenta-
ively scheduled for the night of
December 20. All teams entered
are advised to check the speech
bulletin board in building E for
Complete fitting in all
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THE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR-FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 1947
Kappa Sig Housemother
Has 'Big, Happy Family"
Eight Years With Kappa Sigs
By Roger Long
"We're just like one large and
happy family." When Mrs. A. M.
Cunningham, housemother of the
Kappa Sigma fraternity, says that,-
you know that she really means
it. For not only does she provide
an understanding, listening ear to
the men at the Kappa Sigma
House, but to the 15 students liv-
with her and her husband in their
With the fraternity for eight
years, she has watched it grow
and only regrets that she finds it
harder now to maintain the close
ties and contacts which she did
when her family was smaller.
The main responsibility of the
housemother, she feels, is to pro-
vide the maternal advice and un-
derstanding which the students
cannot get from their own fam-
ilies because of the long distances
Formerly a resident of Hartford,
Conn., she visited Florida 15 years
ago, with Mr. Cunningham, who
was a salesman at the time.
Ten years of the 15 have since
been spent in Gainesville. Previous
to her coming to Floritda, she had
spent 21 years in the teaching pro-
fession, 15 years of which as prin-
cipal. Later she served as state
model school instructor, teaching
both at Danbury Normal and at
the Yale University summer dem-
Drive For Europe
Opened By BSU
Baptist Student Union has an-
nounced the opening of a Euro-
pean Clothing Relief drive from
November, 11-21. Clothing and
toilet articles are to be collected
at the Baptist Student Center,
1840 West University Ave.
The contributions will be sent
to New Orleans, then to Europe,
where distribution to the needy
will be supervised by the Baptist
. Foreign Missionary Board. Simi-
lar drives will be conducted on
campuses throughout the state by
. All University of Florida stu-
dents and citizens of Gainesville
are invited to contribute their
gifts to this cause.
Panama City Club
Will Meet Nov. 17
The Panama City Club will meet
in the Committee Room of Florida
Union Nov. 17 at 7 p. m.
Scabbard and Blade, honorary Plans for a Christmas dance to
military fraternity is sponsoring be held in Panama City will be ds-
a new military organization a cussed.
crack drill platoon. All active members, and inter-
The new group, which will be ested -Panama City students, are
made up of about 50 ROTC stu- urged to attend.
dents, is being created to stimu-
late interest in the ROTC. Other
aims of the organization are to L 0 U I S'
advertise the ROTC both on and
off campus, to demonstrate drill Shoe Shop
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in ROTC which is organized and ACROSS FROM CAMPUS
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and official functions.
Membership in the new cracks
platoon will be on a competitive
freshmen, sophomores and jun-
Detail for membership will be
announced to cadets at drills and
classes. The group finally select-
ed will name the organization,
elect their own officers, and pro-
ceed in the distinct activities.
Suggestions Sought BArR
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A search for suggestions con-
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Praise For Honor
Goes Back To You
This is a second editorial on the University
of Florida Honor System, the success of which
depends upon each student.
"No one can earn this for you."
That is a statement often heard
throughout your school days. There is
also an old saying that goes something
like this: "A lot of people know a good
thing the moment the other fellow sees it
Right here on this campus, we see the
truth in that statement. You will prob-
ably say that what is about to be said
here isn't new, and that you knew it all
Yes, we agree with you that these
thoughts have been in the minds of col-
lege students ever since the first poor soul
enrolled. The thought is this: The thing
that is appreciated is the thing that has
In this issue, there is an article on the
high praise that the University of Flor-
ida's Honor System has earned recently
from the U. S. Office of Education and
other schools throughout the nation. That
is praise for the system that works. But
the good that it has done to individuals
is much more important.
Students should learn that an honor
system is for themselves. Learning to do
by doing, developing character and per-
sonality, is all taking place today. This
period is particularly favorable to the de-
velopment of self-government.
In the honor code here, if it is preserved
by each student, the system has been
earned, and yet, in keeping the "honor as
a Florida student" you are earning a more
Everything that is actually "earned"
adds its mark upon your character. The
"C" that you earned has more of a last-
ing effect on you than the "B" you did not
earn. Earned things stay with you, and
everything that is not earned leaves you
early, usually never to return.
Yes, a person always earns most for
himself, and don't tell anyone we told you
so. Earn it for yourself.
For University Of Florida
A bit of publicity came to the Univer-
sity of Florida this week when one mem-
ber of the student body served as an ex-
ample in a syndicated column.
Frank Leahy, head coach at Notre
Dame University, in his column, "Foot-
ball," spoke highly of Bobby Forbes and
stated that Florida was "a team on the
way back after lean years."
Leahy was stating that the naming of
..., ..... ... _- .-.c,,', "mrp eo-
is that fate has more than a little to do
with the final selections."
"For example," he said, "two boys
with equal ability do not always find
this ability equally rated at season's
end when All-America selection picks
are announced ....
"Off hand, Bobby Forbes is a good
example of what we mean," Leahy
said. "Past the halfway mark of the
season, Bobby was leading the nation
in yards gained from scrimmage-the
tough way, we might add.
"Not counting last Saturday's game,
Florida has won but two of six games
played. The Gators are a team on the
way back after lean years.
"Despite playing on a losing team,
Forbes maintained his dazzling pace.
On a Big Name eleven, he would be a
safe bet for numerous All-America se-
The University of Florida can well be
proud of these statements, for it shows
that Florida, though gradually building
up to a great school, is being seen through
the eyes of top-ranking sportsmen.
Are We Getting
Two other University of Florida pub-
lications landed on campus this week, and
their appearance indicates that this school
is no more a milk-fed baby. But, one
question, please: Are the students be-
hind these campus publications?
Copies of the 1926, '30, '34, '38 and '40
Seminoles have been through this office
this week, and, although each one of
them seemed to uphold the size of the
school, the 1947 Seminole, although late,
managed to come up to size. It, too, is
pulling itself up to standard.
And, speaking of growing with the
school, the Orange Peel although va-
rious difficulties this time hampered pro-
duction and articles, etc. looks more
professional than usual, and bigger things
are expected from that office later.
But now, please listen: When the 1948
issue of the Seminole comes out in May,
the date announced by the present edi-
tor, there is going to be a terrific amount
of wailing around the campus. The big-
gest amount will be done to the tune of,
"Where is my picture ?" or "They left me
There is only ore group to blame for
this and it is the student body. Everyone
was given six weeks time to get pictures
taken, and only 2,450 out of 8,700 were
snapped. What is it? Are we getting
camera shy? Or is it the fact that too
many students are willing to sit back and
let these publications attempt to grow
with the school.?
All-America teams was uunaii. -u -i- a U
Eary To Bed By Marty Lubov
Benny's Bar who never got higher than the NOTES ON A MOTH-EATEN
Nov. 12, 1947 sparring ring? CUFF ...
Nov.Dear George, Now the "Killer" is looking for Quickly flicking the pages .
Dear Georgea job. He got beat up pretty bad it's ALL THY CONQUESTS .
Things ain't going so well on the Coast. Swiped in the head Alfred Hayes comes through with
around here any more. a couple times, kinda lost some a solid narrative of Italy under
I'm down on 57 Street yester- of the marbles, I guess. He's American occupation it rings
day and who do ya think walks weavy as hell and drank most of true PROUD DESTINY .
into Gimmick's, George. Your old the time when he ain't sackin'. a magnificent novel of the Amer-
pal, Killer McGee. I had ta do something for the ican Revolutionlles as seentold by Lionm the
Only he ain't a killer no more. joker, George. I know how you Feuchtwanger. it has the per-
His ears are kinda bashed in and hated him, but you can't let a guy fume of fops and the odors of the
his nose don't have that alkalin gut himself out, can ya? He's Paris mob MAN AGAINST
look no more. He sorta slid into gotta live. Boxing is the only MYTariH not for those who are
the bar and sat down at my table. racket he knows. Neckties is set in their ideological ways .
Me, he spoke to-George! Me! out Prof. Barrows Dunham of Temple
Nick Fiasco, the guy McGee Anyway, ya gotta lend me a University proves what fools mor-
wouldn't spit on three years ago. couple hundred to get the boy talks be Bartley Crum probes
It's a sad tale, George. But straightened out, George. He's a with a high-powered microscope
then what ain't on Jacob's bbach. human being. in the foul miasma of Arabian
Remember how McGee was the How's the champ? American oil politics in BEHIND
champ, how he sneered at all the Your old buddy, THE SILKEN CURTAIN .. the
little guys, the slightly punch- Nick Middle Eastern deserts have oil
drunk muff-heads like you an me mixed with the blood-stains .
Ordinary Times By H. G. (Buddy) Davis
"Ring out false pI~de in place end all wars, World War I. He John Winant saw things the av-
and blood The civic slander was three times governor of New erage man does not see. For he
and the spite Ring in the Hampshire. A Republican, he wrote in his memoirs:
love of truth and right .,. Ring
in the common love of good." looked beyond party lines and told "One of the deepest reasons for
Let's turn to John Gilbert Win- Roosevelt in 1938 that it was the wanting to write ... is the grow-
ant soldier, statesman, diplo- President's duty to run for a ing disillusionment of today;
mat, and suicide., third term. Winant served as war- which not only dims and obscures
Last week John Winant was laid time ambassador to Great Brit- the present but is trying to cloud
to rest in the Blossom Hill Cem- ain. Stoically, he stood the loss of the past. It has seemed to me that
etery at Concord, N. H. Two days a son in World War II. Yet, he many people do not understand
before he had knelt near a fire- used the .32 calibre Belgian pistol. the urgency of these days."
arms cabinet in his son's bedroom Why should a man so promi- Thus it was that John Winant
and shot himself in the right tem- nent, a man of wealth and educa- saw fit to end' his life. Sometimes
ple with a .32 calibre Belgian pis- tion, a man honored and esteemed in this world a man sees too far
tol. His age 58" years. for his fine public service and for into the depths of human nature,
There is a stigma attached to his generous heart at home and and what he finds burdens his soul
the taking of o'le's own life. The abroad, see fit to send a slug with the cares of mankind.
Roman Catholic Church refuses crashing into his brain? John Winant could not bear the
Christian burial to a suicide. At The answer to that question burden, and only God can judge
one time in England, the lands may be found in Winant's defin- his act. But he left his mark upon
and other property of a suicide ition of peace as "the highest as- this world.
were forfeited to the king. The piration of mankind." And as a prayer to the guiding
body, with a stake driven through It could be that John Winant light in the life of John Gilbert
it, was buried in the public high- looked around and saw that 'man's Winant, it is perhaps best to end
way. And strange as it may seem, aspiration was not yet high this column with Tennyson:
suicide is considered even today a enough to obtain relief from self- "Ring out old shapes of foul
crime in some places. annihilation. If man's highest as- disease Ring out the narrow-
Yet, there is John Gilbert Win- piration is so short of attainment, ing lust of gold Ring out the
ant kneeling before the gun cab- imagine how low his basic desires thousand wars of old Ring in
inet. He had fought in the war to must sink. Yes, it could be that the thousand years of peace."
AsI See 'Em By Elgin White
Saturday night, at the annual
Signa Delta Chi gridiron banquet,
the old chant was faintly heard in
"We need a new coach." "The
whole setup stinks." "Such lousy
pass defense is the coaching staff's
fault," etc., etc., etc.
When Bear Wolf came to the
University of Florida, he was
signed to a three-year contract,
and the Bear himself stated, aft-
er looking over his green squad,
that it would take him from two
to three years to build up a win-
ning combine. Well, this is just
his second year. And, at that, the
Gators are doing just about what
the exports figured they'd do. We
look for the team to win at least
two more games, and they might
even upset Tulane and come
through with a five-five record.
The main trouble with Florida
football Isn't in the coaching staff.
Far from it. It's the alumni, big
shots, and the like that are trying
to dictate the football policies of
this University. If Florida wants
to keep up with the rest of the
Southeastern Conference, it should
let football and the coaches have
a free reign, such as Wolf was
promised when he came here.
I suppose you all remember Big
Jim Robinson, who played for the
Gators last fall? I saw Jim in
Jacksonville the other day, and
asked him if he was coming back
to the University, and if he did,
would he play football. Jim said
he wasn't returning, but even if he
was, he wouldn't play football. Jim
stated that the scholarship situa-
tion here was lousy, whereas if a
boy got injured for any reason, his
scholarship was suspended.
I ,don't know for sure whether
this is the case of it isn't, but the
fact remains that fellows like Jim
Robinson, who has a good job
traveling the state, discourages
the high school athletes from ac-
cepting a scholarship to Florida.
Not because he holds any griev-
ances for the University, but be-
cause he tells the boys they could
get a better deal elsewhere.
This doesn't do us any good.
But, as the situation is, what can
be done about it ? Give a free hand
to the coaching staff, that's what
can be done about it!
Some people don't like the idea
of subsidizing football players.
O.K. If we don't some other,
school will, regardless of all the
purity codes the NCAA can throw
at 'em. I say let's subsidize as
much as we can. If we're gonna
have big-time football, we gotta
pay for it. That goes for the alum-
ni and other "wolf-baiters" get a
better deal for the players and the
coach, why don't they dry up and
let Wolf build a team down here
that we all know he's capable of
MOVIE PREVIEW: "The Bach-
elor and the Bobby-Soxer" brings
Cary Grant back to the screen in a
role that only he could do. Shirley
Temple has never been cuter, and
though Myrna Loy is beginning to
show the years, she still has a lot
of what it takes, if you get what
I mean. The theme of the picture
is a little stale, but the caniptuous
antics of Grant are well worth the
money for an evening's entertain-
ment of good, clean fun.
RevieWS And Stuff By Gerald Clarke
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0 Letters To The Editor
Students Berate Athletic Council
We are writing this letter to you in the interest of the student
body at large. Many letters have been written and many have been
published in the ALLIGATOR concerning the seating arrangement at
our football games, but so far nothing has been done and we have our
doubts as to whether or not anything will be done until the students
let the Athletic Dept. know they aren't going to be pushed around
any longer. Evidently the "money hungry" Athletic Dept. isn't far-
sighted enough to reserve enough seats for the student body. Maybe
the President of the Freshman Class should appoint a man to take
care of this for the Athletic Dept.
According to the Charter of the Athletic Council, Article 7, Sec-
tion 8 of the Constitution as printed in the "F" Book, "The Athletic
Council of the University of Florida is responsible for the seating ar-
rangements of students at all home games. Section 6 says, and we
quote, "It shall be the duty of this council to report to the Executive
Council any student member who is not attending meeting regularly
or who is failing to perform his duties, and such member shall be re-
moved in' accordance with the Student Body Constitution."
Section 7 says, and we quote, "It shall be the duty of this Coun-
cil to report to the President of the University any faculty member
who shows a lack of diligence in the performance of his duties and
request that such member be replaced."
Last Saturday in Jacksonville approximately 1,000 students and
dates had to stand during the entire game. We ask you, are the mem-
bers of the "Athletic Council of the University of Florida" living up to
the laws and by-laws which supposedly govern the Dept.?
76 Florida Students.
Alligator Columnist Praised
One dozen American Beauties to Columnist Marty Lubov for last
week's unique and realistic glimpse into the future of a too patriotic
May his column wax stronger and his preview be in error.
Paul J. Stephens.
Monday through Friday: Noonday devotions, 11:50 a.m.
Monday: Meeting of Executive Council.
Wednesday: Vesper Service, 7 p.m.
Sunday Masses, 7 and 10:30 a.m. in Crane Hall Chapel; week
morning Masses at. 7; Newman Club, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: At Chapel of Incarnation. Holy Communion, 9 a.m.
Breakfast afterwards in WRTeed Hall. Morning Services: 11 a.m.; Eve-
ning Services, 6 p.m.; Canterbury Club after supper.
Weekdays, Monday through Friday: Holy Communion, 7:15 a.m.,
Compline, 10:15 p.m. (except in August).
Sunday Service in Florida Union Auditorium at 1 a.m.
Sunday: Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Service, 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening': 6:30, discussion and supper.
Wednesday: Breakfas-t discussion, 6 a.m.
Sunday: Fellowship, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: Student Session, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Open House, 8 p.m.
No one expected very much
from the Tuesday performances of
the Guardsmen Male Quartet of
Hollywood (presumably there is a
Guardsmen Female Quartet, be-
cause they specify that they are
the Guardsmen males)-no one ex-
pected very much, yet everyone
seemed pleasantly surprised. The
group seemed very nervous at the
beginning of the program, but got
off to a nice musical start and
made a 14th century Latin hymn
appeal to the audience good
trick. Whether musical or not, al-
most everything they did pleased
the audience, including a disser-
tation on movie music, and a "me-
lange" (Webester's Collegiate: a
confused mixture) "of old time
favorites." The pleased audience
also sat through a bad playing of
a bad transcription of the Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor,
to say nothing of three other piano
pieces. The pianist was a good ac-
companist and that should have
been enough. The Lyceum Council
presentation was definitely a suc-
cess because everyone was pleas-
In new records there's Buddy
Clarks new Columbia recording of
the "Emperor Waltz"-so what.
It's not so bad though-just the
kind of thing a lot of people like;
not such good Clark, that's all.
If you're at all enthused about
Benny Goodman's type of jazz,
you'll be delighted with the Vic-
tor album called, "Let's Dance."
Containing such items as the
"King Porter Stomp," and "Some-
times I'm Happy," the album .i8
The trend this season is toward
more feathers on women's clothes.
This should tickle the men to
One little girl: "What's your
T'other li'l girl: "Ben Hur."
First Girl: "How'd.you happen
to pick that name?"
Second Girl: "We called him
Ben uhtil he had kittens."
"Yes sir, I used to be at more
first nights than any other man
"Oh, a dramatic critic eh?"
"No, I was a bellboy at Niagara
There was a young lady named
Who took a night ride on the
She dreamed and she dozed,
She woke quite exposed,
For someone had pulled on her
Waitress: "I have stewed kid-
neys, fried liver and pig's feet."
Customer: "Don't tell me your
darn troubles, sister; give me a
You shouldn't lose your grip;
Noah was 600 years old before he
knew how to build an ark.
Lecturer: "If there are any
morons in this room, please stand
A long pause, and a lone fresh-
Lecturer: "What, do you consid-
er yourself a moron?"
Frosh: "Well, not exactly that,
sir; but 1 do hate to see you stand-
ing all alone by yourself."
Howard Hughes is now con-
vinced there is more safety in
numbers than there is in figures!
Now,* *listen to reason," said his
"Now, listen to reason," said his
sure to make a hit with Goodman
fans. Julia Lee's "My Sin" is
something to hear. This Capitol
disker seems to get better and
"The circus," Ringling Bros.,
Barnum & Bailey, of course,
makes two performances in Jack-
sonville today, and two more to-
morrow. If you're stuck for
something to do over the week-
end, maybe the circus will fill
your bill. The circus seems to
be one thing everyone can ap-
preciate. Seventy miles may seem
like a long way to go, but it
takes a lot of sophistication to
resist a circus.
"The opera," the Metropolitan,
of course, opened last Monday
in case you didn't notice. Broad-
casts begin next Saturday-best
reception in Gainesville is over
WPDQ, Jax, 600 k.c. The open-
ing night was quite a success. No
one. stood on his head-many di-
amonds were shown everyone
was happy. The "Met's" newly
painted bar was specially gay.
One middle-aged music lover kept
lifting her leg to the table top
and saying, "See, Marlene Die-
trich hasn't a thing on me."
In case you're thinking of a
trip to New York over the Christ-
mas holidays, as lots of people are
this year, tickets are still avail-
able for the best musicals such
as "Allergro," "Annie Get Your
Gun," "Finnian's Rainbow," "Brig-
adoon," etc., if you write immedi-
ately. The "Met" will have tickets,
almost for sure, and then there's
always a show or two in the
friend, "why don't you take a
taxi home ?"
Great tears welled up in the
drunk's eyes as he replied:
"Sh'no use, pal, Sh'no use. M'-
wife wouldn't let me keep it in
"So you were out golfing with
Todd. How does he use the
"I don't know. We played golf
all the time.
Having registered as Mr. and
Mrs. Smith, he turned to his wife.
"Is a room without a bath all
right, dear ?"
Now remember men, this new
bullet will penetrate almost two
feet of wood, so keep your heads
There are no illegitimate chil-
dren, only illegitimate parents.
When a woman talks about her
past, she's confessing; when a man
does, he's bragging.
"Papa, what do you call a per-
son who brings you in contact
with the spirit world?"
In the parlor the three-
She, the table lamp, and he.
Three's a crowd, there is no
And so the little lamp went
It's a great life if you don't
Waiter: "May I help you from
the soup, sir?"
Customer: "Whaddya mean, help
me FROM the soup?"
Waiter: "Well sir, judging from
By Morty Freedman
POT POURRI: This week's or.
chids go to Bob Ghiotto, secre.
tary of veterans affairs in the
student body cabinet for his fine
work in making a survey of those.
vets who have not been receive.
ing their G.I. checks, and to pat
O'Neal, who in spite of delays
caused by shortages of help, edited
the top-notch 1947 Seminole which
made its appearance on campus
this week Lemons for the
week go in one big bundle to
those cranks outside the Univer.
sity, particularly the Jacksonville
group, who have echoed the "fire
Bear Wolf" cries, without any re-
gard to what the students of the
University think about the mat.,
ter We note that the Orange
Peel is improving with each issue
and is beginning to look profes.
sional in appearance One of
the mostly widely read public.
tions on campus and probably the
least publicized is the "Three
Press," official newspaper of Fla.
vet Village 3, which carries a.
classified section, village news,
etc. Congratulations to Ed Graf..
ton upon his appointment as as.
sistant business manager of the
OUT ON A LIMB: Watch for
the week-end of the annual Spring
inter-squad football game to be
expanded into one of the top
events of the year-the annual
meeting of the alumni association
will be held here at that time
and a "class reunion" day is be.
ing contemplated at the same
time . Upset of the week (we
hope) will be a Gator victory over
Tulane this week-end-the "Green
Wave" is one of the few teams
we meet who don't specialize in
passes H. G. (Buddy) Davis
will discuss ordinary times in his
'Gator column this week A
meeting of most college student
governments in the Southeast will
be held here next semester if
plans of Harold Smith and Student
Prexy John Crews materialized
* Florida Blue Key, which will
have. a total membership of 43
after the imitation of the recently.
tapped pledges, will be once again,
the most potent and active organ-
ization on the campus next semes-
ters A non-political organi-
zation of the campus' indepen-
dents, along lines first suggested
in editorials by this writer last
year, will soon be formed on cam-
POLITICAL STEW: Biggest
question mark in campus politics
is whether or not there will be
a re-ali.gnment of campus frater-
nities prior to the Spring election,
with present indications that there
will be And the biggest ques-
tion mark in state politics is
whether or not two men-State
Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion Colin English and State Sen-
ator Walter Rose or Orlando -
will be candidates for governor,
Our bet is that they will Stu-
dent Executive Councilman John
May's remarks at the last meet-
ing of the Council, at which he
said that some student body cab-
binet members are not doing any-
thing worthwhile, hardly seems
justified in view of the top-notch
jobs being done by C. J. Hardee,
secretary of social affairs, in or-
ganizing a bus caravan to Miami,
and the survey made by Bob.
Ghiotto for campus veterans, just
to mention a few cabinet mem-
bers Senator Ed Fraser will
officially announce for the office
of State Comptroller in the next
few weeks and Senator Bill Shands
of Gainesville will do the same
in the gubernatorial race, with
Fuller Warren's announcement as
a candidate for governor coming
between Jan. 15, and Feb. 1.
the sound, I thought you might
wish to be dragged ashore."
A wedding limousine rolled up
Fifth Avenue a few weeks ago
with a large placard tied to the
rear bumper. It read, "Careless
talk caused this."
By Jingo By Johns By Barton Johns
ATTENTION: WALT LYTTON and lapse into old-time habits. We jority of negroes who will never
Congratulations! You recently again indulge in the comfortable be famous. The majority of the
had Louis Jordan, the famed or- and familiar prejudices we first negroes never have the chance to
chestra leader, as a guest on your lead normal lives. THE RECORD
program THE RECORD COLLEC- practiced as children. We are liv- COLLECTOR is readying a cam-
TOR, which is presented over Sta- ing that long awaited Post-War paign to promote a Youth Center
tion WBAY in Coral Gables. This World. for the under privileged negro
is one of the first appearances of The public mind is conscious of children of greater Miami. Your
a Negro guest artist on a South- those who sparkle in the enter- program is bringing attention to
ern radio station, tainment world. Marion Anderson an actual need of many cities.
You are practicing a bit of de- Bill Robinson Hazel Scott- This is National Education
mocracy that is overlooked by Lena Horne--Ethel Waters--Josh Week. Better school facilities,
many citizens in their brash cry White Dooley Wilson Billie welfare agents and a vocational
for The American Way of Life. Holiday. Admirers know that guidance system are primary
Your nightly plea for tolerance these people have defeated tre- needs for negro youth. Without
falls on countless ears that are mendous obstacles in their climb these opportunities, the modern
deaf to any problem of race or re- towards stardom. Cab Calloway- man has little chance of following
ligion. Hattie McDaniel Paul Robeson "the pursuit of happiness."
In war, we rally to the defense Katherine Dunham Louis Arm- There has been no mongering in
of our ideals. We hurl invectives strong Ella Fitzgerald Pearl Florida on racial matters. There
at those countries practicing ra- Bailey Louis Jordan. Each of has existed a reasonable atmos-
cial discrimination. We exhibit these personalities has fans by phere for the discussion of these
our own country-all colors and the league who do not belittle problems. It is the strength of a
creeds working toward a common because of color, program such as yours, Mr. Lyt-
victory. Unfortunately, the public is not ton, which offers sincere help to
In peace, we turn toward home at all conscious of the larger ma- the negro.
Bull Session By Odell Griffith
Last week our friend, Mortimer, tors-if funds are needed. If it
waddled over to his typewriter takes a diet of caviar and cham-
and threw in our direction a hand- pagne to put out a winning team,
ful of words which sounded more we'll yell for that too.
like Snerd than the Freedman we It seems that the idea of criti-
have come to know and respect. cism isn't to be condoned. Of
The Freedman flurry was a para- course we're good as an institu-
graph of congratulations for Pen tion and we're growing; but we
Gaines, who previously had taken can show a great deal more
us to task for sighing for a column growth by recognizing a fact as
over the state of relative non- a fact, not as an unpleasant opin-
disturbance in the region of our ion discussed only by sunshine
conference visitors' goal posts. soldiers.
There's no point in holding forth For instance, a great deal of
on the statements of the two. But improvement has been made in
it is our opinion that in this in- the public relations of the Uni-
stance emotion has been mistaken versity by Allen Skaggs. He rec-
for fact. We want to see a steam- ognized that portions of his re-
rolling Gator team as much as lations work could be improved
anyone else. Yet we're not going and he did not assume the idea
to slop over the column lines in that a criticism of the work was
unjustified praise of a team which an affront to Gatorland. As a re-
hasn't been too good since we sult, he is considered a valuable
started watching it back in 1940. friend by the working newspaper-
We want it to be good. But men of the state. There's room
there's no point in prostituting for fluff and froth. There's also
journalism by saying it is good room for honest to goodness work
when it isn't and when the pres- performed with a critical eye, as
ent governor of the state, the Skaggs has well done.
sports writers and the alumni Last week President Miller
have recognized its weakness, stated that there is little reason
However, at the next session of for us to be contented with our
the Legislature we shall be glad, school of forestry, which is good,
without Chamber of Commerce fi- when it can be made a great deal
nancing, to go to Tally with Pen better. That, in our opniion, is
and Mort and yell like the devil what is going to make Florida
for additional funds for the Ga- increase in educational standing
throughout the South. Yet, if we
follow Freedman's opinions that
criticism of the University status
quo is to be rebuked, then educa-
tional progress is well blocked and
our president stands, by extending
the argument, in need of rebuke.
It is time that we cleared away
the yellowed and dog-eared lec-
ture notes used by some over and
over again and started putting ac*
tion into the school. We have com-
petition now from the north. And
the fellows at Florida State are
going to prove an aggressive lot
in their claims on the tax pot and
on public attention.
We might well recover from the
sickening attitude that any criti-
cism is bad, that any change is
worse and that any individual who
expresses any criticism is the
worst form of Gator. Such an at-
titude must be destroyed. It has
been nurtured too long, not only
here but in the entire South. Only
by constructive criticism and the
desire for improvement are we
going to improve. The South is
growing in national respect, and
Florida is bound to be the leader
in any progressive undertaking.
Let us see our faults and attempt
to correct them. And never let
us stumble by thinking that crit'
cism, honestly given, is a manifest
form of treason.