The Florida alligator
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Title: The Florida alligator
Alternate title: Summer school news
University of Florida summer gator
Summer gator
Alternate Title: Daily bulletin
Orange and blue daily bulletin
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Physical Description: v. : ; 32-59 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: the students of the University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Creation Date: December 19, 1947
Publication Date: 1912-1973
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
Coordinates: 29.665245 x -82.336097 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 24, 1912)-v. 65, no. 74 (Jan. 31, 1973).
General Note: Summer issues also called: Summer school ed., <1915>-1920 and again in 1923; summer issues also called: Summer ed., <1921>.
General Note: Has occasional supplements.
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No More Pencils

No More Books

No More Teachers'

Dirty Looks


3easley To Resign

Administrative Post

Assistant Dean Of Students Will Take
New Job With Accounting Firm

Earlier Than Before By Harold Herman
The State Board of Control last
Friday accepted the resignation of
Currently enrolled students who Clifford C. Beasley as assistant
intend to continue their attend- dean of students and fraternity
dance at the University of Florida advisor for the University.
next semester will begin their Beasley's resignation will go
registration procedure immediate- :nto effect January 1. His suc-
h after the Christmas holidays. 2essor has not been named.
lThis time a more "streamlined" The dean has accepted a posi-
system of registration has been tion with the Florida Institute of
designed to speed up the ordinar- Accountants and will direct state's
ily lengthy procedure. For in- ,vork for the organization.
and appointments for registration Offices For Gainesville
stance, preliminary registration Beasley says that he will have
have been combined into one op- his offices in Gainesville and will
ration. assist the new .fraternity advisor
Monday, January 5, 1948, ex- in getting started.
aminnation and registration sched- "My association with the Uni-
ules will be out so that students versity has been a most enjoy-
will have a chance to figure out able experience for me," Beasley
the best day for them to register commented. "It Is difficult to
during their examination period, sever my connections with the
The following days will be set University, but the Florida In-
aside for preliminary registra- stitute of Accountants has of-
tin and appointments to register, feared me an opportunity which
according to alphabetical designa- my personal interests dictate
tion: that I accept."
Tuesday, January 6, 1948 -A Before coming to the University
through E in November of 1946, Beasley was
Wednesday, January 7, 1948, with the State Departaient of
F through K Education for seven years.
Thursday, January 8, 1948, Graduated From Here
through R He was graduated from Florida
Friday January 9, 1948 S with a B.A. in 1938 and received
through Z his master's here in February of
Saturday, January 10, 1948, 1940.
for those who did not sign up While at the University, Beas-
at the above appointed times. ley was president of Florida
Actual registration will take
an approximate minimum of two BEATS TEP
hours and will take place in the
University Library Annex. Regis-
ration instructions will also beA
public shed in the Orange and Blue 1l

StreetTo. In Intramural Frat

Have Bus Line

Hourly Service Will
Start On Jan.
Fifth .

.um.g from a Ietbtion cir-
alated by Mrs. J. M. Rowe, of
1800 Pinetree Drive,' and two Uni-
versity students, John Cox and
Philip Akerman, a new city bus
schedule will be inaugurated
January 5.
The new schedule will cover 9th
Street from the' forks of Alabama
to the Florida Motor Court on
South Ninth. According to the ten-
tathie announcement, the buses
will leave the forks onthe hour
and the Motor Court on "he half-
hour, beginning at 7 a.m. and
signing off at 7:30 p.m. The com-
plete schedule should be available
by January 5.
Mrs. Rowe stated that there
were more than 200 names on the
petition. The City Transit Com-
pany will operate on this new
schedule for a trial period of one
month. If enough people take ad-
vantage of this service they will
consider continuing the run.

Lake County Alumni

Club Reorganizps

Judge A. S. Herlong
Presides Over
The Lake County Alumni Club
was reorganized at a meeting in
Leesburg Tuesday night. Judge A.
S. Herlong, Jr., president of the
Alumni Association, presided. Leo
Foster, of Tallahassee, incoming
president, talked to the 60 odd
people present.
"Billy" Matthews, newly ap-
pointed head of the Alumni office
at the University, Coach Ray
Wolf, Spurgeon Cherry, and Deen
Stanley also made short talks.
Bryan G. Anderson of Eustice
Was elected president of the Lake
County Club, and John Cherry was
chosen as treasurer.
Drennen Browne, a vice presi-
dent of the Alumni Association,
Was instrumental in calling this
There are about 80,000 alumni
of the University of Florida and
of thip number only 700 are ac-
The Picture is changing rapidly
however, according to Matthews.
December first the Marion County
Club was reorganized. The Brow-
tod county Club was reactivated
today and tomorrow Matthews
0 go to Belle Glade on Lake
Oeechobee to help reorganize the
club there
natthews states that interest is
running high and that anyone
waiting to organize, reorganize, or
reasoctivate a local unit of the as-
sociation has only to call the
they Ofice in Florida Union and
d Y Will help "day or night, Sun-
ay or holiday.,,"

Thanks Given To Donors
And Volunteers For Blood
Mrs. Maxine Williams wife of
Prof Osborne Williiamsh wife of
hank those Wilstudeliams wishes to
volunteered or actuallywho either
to her husband duriy gave blood
illness. and ring his serious
Professor Osborne is still in te
hosital, but is till in the
vorably.,b i "recuperating fa-

Fraternity Group V
Of Independi

Sigma Alpha Epsilon debate
team, composed of Bill Bostwick
and Sumpter Lowry, using the af-
firmative side, defeated Jack Plisco
aid Aaron Goldman of Tau Epsi-
jon Phi in the fmial, of ntrhiiural
-debating competitlic
Subject for the debates, which
have eliminated the other frater-
nities, was: Resolved: That the
University of Florida's Honor
System be Abolished.
The SAEs .will receive a cup

Poster Contest

Almost Finished

Midnight Tonight Is

If you want to win one of the
big prizes in the Honor Court pos-
ter contest, you can still get your
entry in today and you'll probably
win. To date no entries have been
received, so if you turn yours in
by midnight tonight at the Florida
Union desk, you may win one of
the three big prizes being offered
by local merchants.
Entries should be restricted in
size to a maximum of 22"x14" and
may be in two colors or in mono-
chrome on white or colored pa-
pers with the entrant's name and
college address printed plainly on
the back of the entry.
No entries will be returned and
all will become the property of
the Honor Court to be used for
educational and promotional pur-
poses. Judges' decisions will be
final and duplicate prizes will be
awarded for ties.
Chancellor Dick Broome of the
Honor Court announced that any
student registered at the Univer-
sity, except members of the Honor
Court and their families, are elig-
ible to submit entries. There is no
limit to the number an individual
may submit.

Electric Program

Will End Soon

Should Stop Blackouts
On Univ. Campus
Gainesville ity officials advis-
ed the business office this week
they expect their new electric
generator to be installed and in
operation in about six weeks,
which should eliminate t b e
"black-outs." M one r Electricn-
Company of Jacksonville, con-
tractors for the big electric lines
enlargement program On campus
will have also complt its job
within six weeks.
In the meantime, the modified
blackouts will remain on campus.
Electric consumption on campus
has been at the danger point nfore
months now and it has been nec- a
essary to cut consumption about
one-third to avoid an overload
that would throw every light on
ca pus out of commission. haiz-
University officials emiphasio turn
ed the continued necessity to turn
out all lights not actually in use
and added that if this were actu-
ally followed, itV oud not be as
i~oe~rY 1 blaslokI~quite 00

Dean C. C. Beasely

Blue Key, president of the IFC,
and a member of Phi Kappa Tau
social fraternity.
He also served as president of
the University of Florida Alumni
Association for almost two terms.
Beasley is married, has two'
children, and is a member of the
Rotary Club and Chamber of Com-

on Is Winner


Will Meet Champ
ent League

from interfraternity council for
winning the fraternity intramur-
In the semi-finals .of the non-
fraternity group, Earl Faircloth
.ahd Robert Forn ey. ipt .*e -nt'ing
Fletcher Kemerged winners over
the Murphree L team of Bill Mc-
Coy and Howard Ghaul.
Fletcher K's combine will now
be pitted against Jim Crown and
George Delves from the Presby-
terian Student Session House in
the finals of the independent
loop. The winner in the inde-
pendent league will face SAE,
fraternity titleholder, for the
campus championship.


U VO 39 O.1



Nearly 80,000 U. Of Fla.

The campus championship de- I %
bate will be held immediately fol- Alum ni, But O n v Active
lowing the Christmas vacation, at0 Active
which time the permanent A. A.
Hopkins Memorial trophy will be Here are some figures that will astound you. Here
awarded to the victor, are some statistics that you, as students, can remedy. In
fact, you can serve as a nucleus in turning those statistics
W inter Edition around to fit the University.
There are nearly 80,000 alumni 6f the University of
Of .Orange Peel Florida. At present, we have a few over 700 paid up mem-
bers in the Alumni Association.
Expected Today There are 67 counties and hundreds of towns in Flor-
ida. At present, there are only seven organized clubs in the
anTheno editors of the Orange Peel state, one being formed December 1 and another Tuesday
from the printers of the Peel indi- night in Lake county.
cate that the winter edition will be This University is no longer a minor school that is
made available to students today, looked on just once in a while. In a short span of two
Release of this e non-has a been heldof years, it has tripled in enrollment and has raised its stand-
the shipment of covers. ards to one of the best in the South. This is the time that
For the benefit of those stu- the school and its present standings need to be known.
dents who plan to leave early for Unless we have an active, virile association, progress
the Christmas holidays, approxi- limited
mately 1,000 copies will be heldhere will be limited.
back until after the new year. We now have something to sell; we now have some-.
They will be available at Florida thing to work for, and we need the students and the
Union desk. Continued On Page EIGHT

Ball Plans Roll

le Thornhill Signs

FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 1947

Registration Set

To Start After

Holidays End

Exam Schedules To Be
Out By January 5;

Visiting Hours Military

Increased By "

New Schedule As Clau
Fraternity and Sorority T .
Houses To Be Open PMit y"ler Begins
'Til 10:30 Wed. Wih UniD
With University Dept.
By John SchaUt
Out with the old and in w'.ith
the new-rules for visiting hours HeadsPersonnel
at the fraternity and sorrrit Y
houses on campus are changed. President 3. Hillis Miller began
After many weeks of meetings his series of conferences with de-
between fraternities, ho u apartment heads Tuesday with a
mothers, and faculty ,.' ,i' a meeting of the representatives of
new schedule of visiting hours and the Inter-American Institute head-
house rules have been passed, to ed by John Fletcher Martin.
become effective January 5, 1948. e c
Eight Hours Now Wednesday Dr. Miller met with
Under the old and existing 15 department heads and members 4:.
schedule, fraternity house visiting of the board of the University
hours are from 5 until 8 p.r Collegoe. after which he discussed
Monday through Fridays. After Problerrms with the entire Univer-
the Holidays the new schedule will sity College faculty at P. K. Yonge
extend the visiting schedule to School.
eight and one-half hours instead, Continuing his meetings which
o f just three hours daily. are designed to help straignten
Visiting hours under the new Qut difficulties within the indi-
schedule are as follows: Mon- vidual departments, Dr. Miller met
day through Friday-11 a.m. un-' yesterday with the heads of the
til 2 p.m., and from 5 p.m. un- three principal agriculture divi-
til 10:30 p. m.; Saturday-41 a. sion at lunch and spent the en-
m. until midnight; Sunday tire afternoon with Director of
noon until 10:30 p.m. Agriculture Extension H. G. Clay-
Exceptions are also granted un- ton and members of the extension
der this' new schedule to extend i staff.
the late-hour deadline for Friday Today, Dr. Miller plans to have
and Saturday nights if a fratern- discussions with Director Harold
ity or sorority wishes to have a Mowry of the Experiment Station
special social function. However, and tomorrow he will meet with
to o this, permission must first Dr. W. T. Arnett of the School of
be granted by the Dean of Stu- Architecture.
dents Office at least 48 hours in
Need A Proctor UniA rsity DoAsn't
During visiting hours the house- UnIvesity sIl t
mother or a University-approved DEPEND
chaperone must be present. Each Hold Power Over
chapter president will be respon- Iol nvower Over
sible to the Office of the Dean of
Students for maintaining adher- Tratlc Violatorsfns
ance to the housemother chap- 1111 Vioa
erone rule. It will also be the re-
sponsibility of each chapter to The University of Florida does
work out with its own house- not have legal authority to make g tf
mother or chaperone a separate arrests for traffic violations on its Lie y
schedule if they wish, within the campus, says Attorney General J.
authorized maximum visiting Tumn Watson. Such police power
hours. is held only by the city of Gaines- P
Of all these new rules, the ville, he said, or by the sheriff and
uncompromising "golden rule" the state.
is that no girl will visit a fra- The University. has the right,
ternity house, and no boy will he said,' to make rules governing By
visit a sorority houe sunless it's the conduct of its students on the The Boar(
%\itbin the authorized visiting campus, and can regulate their in th. affirm
' Iuri,. and unless there an "- conduct And -punish only.for V*.lda- tahltn,',
inorizLed chalpr.onfe- n dluly IJ'v -.. tions only in the exdrciab ot athi- Ci.- lU...
ing these particular times. versity discipline, and not as a of the Unive
The new schedule was unani- police authority. For that part of The Unit
mously adopted by the committee the campus outside the city, the training stu
of fraternity men, joined by the Alachua County sheriff and the and technique
three chairmen of other commit- State Highway Patrol have police station Corps
tees. jurisdiction. lishment of t

is still in a tentative stage, and
will depend upon funds being made
available by Congress to the De-
partment of the Army.
The total of 88 hours in the
course will be sub-divided as fol-
Ports, Zone of Interior .... 28
Ports, Theater of Opera-
tions ...................... 14
Highway transportation ser-
vice, Theater of Opis. ......
Military Railway Service,
Theater of Operations ...... 6
Inland Waterways, Theater of
of Operations .............. 2
Transportation Logistics ... .10
Transportation Corps Supply 2
Movement control, Theater
of Operations .............. 20
The course in transportation will.
be of particular interest to stu-
dents of Business Administration,
and to those desiring to pursue an
advanced course leading to the at-
tainment of a commission in the
Army Transportation Corps.
As is done for all other ROTC
units, the Department of the Army
will furnish all needed material,
and provide transportation corps
officers as instructors.
Classroom facilities are ade-
quate, but storage space will be
needed, says Col. E. M. Edmond-

C5 Official Claims Explainng Of

Communist Theory Not Banned

By Ted Shurtleff
The explaining of Communism
to University of Florida students
has not been banned, said Dr.
Robert F. Davidson, head of the
C-5 Department, yesterday.
'Banned' is not quite the word
for it," stated Davidson. "T h e
C-5 Syllabus Committee found
that there have been misinterpre-
tations of our attempts to pre-
sent Communistic theories and
thought it wise to revise that
part of the course."
."Misinterpreted" Books
The books which have caused
the "misinterpretations" are John
Steinbeck's ."In Dubious Battle"
and Karl Marx' "Communist
Manifesto," published in 1845.
In place of "In Dubious Bat-
tle," said the C-5 head, will be
Koestler's "Darkness at Noon."
Mills' "Essay on Liberty" will
be substituted for the Manifes-
Won't Name Complainers
Dr. Davidson declined to name
who the specific complaints, or
misinterpretations, came from
but denied that they came from
the Board of Control. W. W. Lit-
tle, dean of the University Col-
lege, who conferred with the
committee, declared that he knew
of no complaints or interference
from any outsiders. "I have heard
none at all," said Dean Little,
either from the Board, parents,
other citizens or students.

"Revisions are necessary in pedient to make changes." The
every course," said Dean Little, Manifesto is out of date now,"
"and the C-5 Board finds it ex- he remarked.

Letters Pour Into Gator
Dear Pen,
I; was quite perturbed when I heard of the action of the C-5 de-
partment in dropping Karl Marx's Manifesto from their curriculum.
I am certain that many other students at the University felt the same
way when they learned it.
It made me remember when, in another nation, steps similar to
iht ld] fiv-to a. l burning of books The princile behind both of

Members of the syllabus com-
miittee are Dr. Davidson, chair-
man, Dr. J. H. Groves, Dr. F. W.
Connor, Prof. R. E. Carson, Dr. T.
W. Herbert and Dr. T. A. E. Hart.
Should Be Known
Little emphasized that he be-
lieved principles of Communism
should be made known to the stu-
dents and he pointed to recom-
mendations made this week by
President Truman's Committee on
Higher Education. They said that
studies should be made of Russia
so that students may make com-

these actions must have been one of keeping the full picture from the C-5 staff members have al-
populace. ways been quick to point out
Certainly, the most beneficial thing we can do is to read this and that they are "explaining" the
others like it in order to understand the doctrine and, if we then so theories, not "teaching" them.
desire, take steps against it. To be sure, the best way to fight any- Commies In Russia
thing is to now as much about it as its perpetrators.
I know that when enough serious minded students give thought Asked why he thought "Dark-
to this problem, they will come to the same conclusions that I have. ness At Noon" would not be sub-
That conclusion being, "Educate us, teach us, but let us make our ject to the misinterpretations that
own decisions as to which docrines are most favorable. We want all ". Battle" has been, Dr. David-
the facts, not that portion of the facts which the faculty or the Board son replied that it deals with
of Control feels we should be given." Communism in Russia instead of
Sincerely, in the United States, as does
Herbert Kimmel Steinbeck's book.
"We want student opinion,"
Editor, he stated, "and any one who
Dangerous trends felt severely in many Universities throughout wishes may at time raise is-
the country have finally permeated the scholastic walls of the Uni- sues in class concerning Com-
versity of Florida, thus challenging the educational freedom formerly munism."
enjoyed by the students of this institution. Heated letters over reported
The reference is to the deletion of certain material in the C-5 abandonment of that phase of the
syllabus concerned with a treatment of Karl Marx and the Commun- C-5 program have come in to the
ist Manifesto in addition to the novel, "In Dubious Battle," by John Alligator since it was reported
Steinbeck. News of the above was received with regret and dismay last week by one of its colum-
Continued On Page EIGHT nists.

son, PSM&T. He also stated that
expense of boat dock and harbor
faciliti' imay be eliirinatc.l by use
of the Navy bae in Jacksonville
or dr'een Co ',e Sprinwg.

B&BStock Show

Winners Picked

Jim Nesmith Wins
Two Events

Forty agriculture students took
part in the 15th Little Interna-
tional Livestock Show held here
Friday, an annual function of the
Block and Bridle Club, John War-
rington, president, stated.
The animals, which were ob-
tained from the Experiment Sta-
tion herds, had been groomed and
trained by the students for several
weeks in advance.
Winners in each class were:
Beef steer class, Sheffield M, Co-
bia. Lakeland; Hereford heifer
class, R. W. Sexton, Vero Beach;
Angus heifer class, Wallace Mc-
Cormick; reserve champion, beef
class, Horace .Lastar; swine class,
Charlie Musgrove, Live Oak; ma-
ture dairy class, Hank Henry, Mi-
ami; two year old dairy heifer
class, James Nesmith, Arcadia;
dairy heifer calf class, J. W.
Stroud, Miami; champion dairy
class, James Nesmith.
Judges in the beef classes were
Walter Williams, Lakeland; Mrs.
T. D. Matthews, Alachua; Herbert
Dear, High Springs, and T. Noble
Brown, Webster. Judge in the
dairy class was R. C. Blake, of
Gainesville. Judges of the swine
class were H. J. Bolges, Live Oak,
and Henry Gatrell, Fairfield.

Feb. May See

End Of Digging

"Don't Hold Your Breath,"
But It May Happen

By Dell Loyless
Don't hold your breath but,
with anything like decent weath-
er, the utilities expansion pro-
gram that has had the campus
dug up for the past, six months,
should be completed by the end of
Actually the first faint glimmer
of a new day can now be seen al-
though the rains this week made
it seem otherwise. Some of the
fox holes are being covered up and
J. M. 'Crevasse, new superintend-
ent of grounds, has men busy
straightening up where that is
now possible.
A nursery is being established
so that shrubbery and trees will
be ready for transplanting. in
early spring. Included in the big
spring rejuvenation program will
be extensive grass replanting..
University officials cautioned,
however, that no comprehensive
program can be launched to re-
turn the campus to its former
famed beauty until the utilities
expansion projects are wound up
late in February.

Popular Bandleader

Will Be Feature Of

Traditional Event
By Marty Lubov
Claude 'Thoriihill, his amazing
piano artistry, and his orchestra
will highlight Military Ball Week-
end, February 13-14, the Military
Ball Committee announced this
A 'costume ball, concert, full
dress parade and review arid for-
mal dance are scheduled for the
traditional two-day festivities. Ten
or more fraternities, advanced
course cadets and numerous inde-
pendents will participate in the
Thornhill, Who is rated as one
of the finest names among. the,
present generation of bandleaders,
will swing out at a regal costume
ball Friday evening. Saturday
morning the entire ROTC, regi-
ment will stage an impressive full
dress ceremony on Florida Field
at which regimental and unit spon-
sors will be presented and the
crack drill team will perform.
Swing Concert
Saturday afternoon, the smooth-
playing ivory artist will sound off
in concert, tentatively slated for
the University Auditorium, while
the formal Military Ball will be
held Saturday evening. In an im-
pressive ceremony Scabbard and
Blade, honorary military society,
will tap pledges at this affair.
Starring young Songsters
Gene Williams and lovely Fran
Warren and 'a new 18-piece
band; Claude Thornhill's smooth
arrangements are current juke
favorites. Thornhlll, a Navy vet-
eran, was the leader 'of the
Navy's seagoing swing aggre-
gation, "The Rangers." Pacific
veterans will remember' the
Claude Thoruhill "All-- Star"
Show" featuring his hand and
Dennis Day.
Toured Pacific
Compiling an unbroken record.
the show did two successive tours
of the Pa.-lfic. playing all the is-
lands with the exception of Japan.
In the last trip they played 400
show% and covered 70.0'i.i miles.
Upon hlischarg after' 32 montt!,'
of service Thornhill was cited per-
sonally by Admiral Nimitz and
Secretary Forrestal.
Fran Warren, the piano man's
sweet swinging girl songbird,
holds the trophy for future box-
office fame as the "most prom-
ising new vocalist of the year"
as polled by leading disc-jockeys
in the nation in "Billboard,"
famed show business weekly.
Her smash Columbia waxing of
"A Sunday Kind of Love" with
Thornhill is a current record
best seller.
An annual social event in pre-
war days, Military Ball this year
promises to be "the best ever,"
according to John Haley, chair-
man of tht Military Ball Com-
Responsible for planning and
preparing the ,big weekend, this
group is composed of representa-
tives of the fraternities participat-
ing and representatives of Scab-
bard and Blade and members of
each of the classes of advanced
course cadets.

Yonge Building

To Be Improved

Entire Interior To Be
George F. Baughman, assistant
business manager, has announced
that work commenced this week
at P. K. Yonge Laboratory School
on exterior repairs and improve-
ments to that building. The in-
terior will be completely redone
and several months will be requir-
ed to finish the job.
Playgoers will be happy to
know that new cushions are being
placed in the seats in the audi-
torium. The entire interior of the
building will receive a new paint
job in the face-Ilifting project.
The improvements to the dem-
onstration school are in keeping
with the University policy of re-
habilitating all older buildings on
Baughman also announced that
work is to start during .the
Christmas holidays in part of Sci-
ence Hall. The attic will be con-
verted into laboratories to meet
the continued increased need for
lab space on canipus. Included in
plans for the job will be a ventil-
ation system and fluorescent

Union To Close
During Vacation
Florida Union will have a
Christmas vacation like the 8,-
700 students at the University.
Bill Rion, acting director of the
Union, this week announced that
the students' building will close
tomorrow at 5 p.m. and will
open again on Dec. 29.
The Union will close again on
New Year's Day, stay open Jan-
uary 2, 3, and then close until stu-
dents finish their Christmas va-
cations-January 5.
The Western Union sub-station,
the game room and the Florida
Union Recreation Hall, will close
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VOL. 39. NO. 13


Campus Christmas Seal

Drive Will Close Today-
Students Urged To Turn In
Money And Extra Seals
By Hugh Stump Cuidice; E J. F. Mattox; Sledd
The drive for Christmas seal A Irving Swartz; B G. L
donations from the students at Horne: C Bob Summers; G
the University of Florida eomes Marsh; H.- Claude Haw-
to ;. close today atstudente are kis; J J. P. J ones; Fletcher
atked to turn in all money and Rufus Jonaes; E- Bud Up-
eXtra geas to the information church; F Peter Ienas; K -
desk ~ Florida Unson. Lewis Vickers; L-NiCk Vincent
Jack Humphries, chairman of m-- Bob Olive;1N eWilliam
JaBtH^; O William Seibert; F
the year's campaign committee, --Armand Lovell; Murphree A-
thanks all those who have con- Max Fletcher; B Max Daugh-
tributed their time and effort try; 0 Oldham; D Shel-
in asking this movement a suc- n Gotry; C -ode; -Ridham;rd ttton
peas, and to those organizations F Goode; W. J iohnon
on and off- tbi campus which Murphree G Bob Reeves; Hn
cooperated with the drive, Al- Phil Webb; L Dan Shashy;
pha Phi Omega, .Jr. I.F.C., Phil Barton; J-Mrs. West;
msmberp of the Weloy Foun- K Mark Brown;- Thomas A
danlen a Bill eln, Jo ar- D. Walden; B-Philip (lar; C -
her and Traey Pddle. Artie Alper; D-Karl Walder; V
A few dorm gsptions have al1 -Kenton Mayse; T Wallace
ready checked in seals and several Holtsinger.
fraternities have said that they Temporary dorms: A Al
would be 100 percent in their sub% Tharin; B -- Sinclair; C-Focara-
scriptions. cci and Sanders; D Pro.v Oates;
Indications at the present time E Wharton and King; F -
are that last year's record of $593 Marion Swords; G John King;
will be beaten. H -- Luther HoUaway; I-Law-
Ohairanan umphrese was as- rence Gray; J,-Joe Cole; K-
iasted by Miss Robie LeW Milam, Robert Rhodes; L-Abbott and
who was in charge of Mdio and Miller; M Edwin Joseph; N -
newspaper publicity and check- William Zeiher; 0 W. D. Su-
ad moWey and seals in; .Joe dia; R Marion Bennett; S -
D)oAy was in charge of the sale Edmunds and Green.
of their eals at the Air BIae and Flavet I John Adams and
at v8alous ofif-O-lal living Mrs. Billy Mirms; Georgia Seagle
groups. Ernea'K(opp and Hum- Hall Dick Gerber and Charlie
phries ontacted the dornnitory Everett; Oranp Hall Raymond
agents 4d frternity presi- Oglesey; Air Bse, Gator Huta-
dents. Mrs. Lydia Esteria, Mrs. Virgin-
Agents in the dorms and t he ia Johnston; Trailer Vet I J.
Air ?Ba were: Kelley; II Mrs. Ruth Smith
BuelKanii B--William Parham; and Dave Bryan; III Hall and
C Charles Minardi; D Bob Hansel.


Names For Gymnasium Are

Coming In Fast To 'Gator
Contest Will Close After Holidays;
Turn Entries In To Paper

By Scott Vorner
jatries, iaggesting the name
for the University of Florida's
Umai .oth new gym, are coming
in fAst to the ALIGATOR, which
is spwoaormg the contest to find
a name for the gymnasium.
Dean ennis K, Stanley, head
of the Colleg of Physical Edupa-
tion, said hie was very much en-
couraged by the recent wave of
interest in te contest.-
The contest is concerned not so
much with the Agtual finding of a
name for the .campus' largest
structure, but rather to gather
sentiment of alumni and student
body as to what the. gym shall be
called. Reason for this is to give
the student body of past and pres-
ent a yoice in naming one of the
campus' buildings.
Board Will Decuid
Since the Board of Control nas
final say-so for the building's
name, one of the names submitted
by the entrants aay not be the
final one s leced, However, be-
cause the contest is gnow reveal-,
ing such large .amount of inter-
est on the part of the students,
the b"ard is .very likely to. pick
one of the student.- suggested
.All entries dated .not later than
January 5 will be considered, .and

the winner is to receive a trophy,
or a wrist watch, or a pen and
pencil set. In addition to this, if
an organization sponsors a name,
or if the person who turns in a
winning name belongs to an or-
'ganization, that group may re-
ceive part of the prize for the
winning name, possibly in the form
of a trophy.
The gym, to be completed about
February, 1949, is to house amny
modern features, including four
full-size basketball courts, a nor-
mal seating capacity of between
6,000 and 7,000 persons for spec-
tator sports, a full-house seating
capacity of 10,000, two audito-
riums, lounges, dressing rooms,
class rooms, offices for members
of the faculty, club rooms, pub-
licity department offices, and an
asr-cooled gym and auditorium. It
is to be 3360 1y 212 feet.
Future entries should be turned
in to the 'ALLIGATOR office.
From there they will go to Stan-
ley, who will tabulate them and
turn them over to President Miller,
They will end in the hands of the
Board of Control.
This is the first time in the his-
tory, of the University that the
student body is taking an acUtiv
part in the naming of a campus


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University Organist StudentsEnjy LANDOFPHARAOH R
Egyptian Is Ai

Oxford Debate Student At Un

pyramids, has a representative on
eFloac mb the University of Florida Campus
in the person of Farid Hussein,
student in the College of Agricul-
SDeanW Matherly Acts ture -and your ALLIGATOR re-
SDean Matherlyl Actlporter found that he wasD well
SAs Moderator For versed on subjects ranging from
Both Sides ice cream sundaes and girls to the
-... .. ..... m ia 'iu an .f 'Palestine situation and a general
m yD Sa ,a description of Egyptian life.
By Jim Camp "Ice cream is nothing new in
An unusual tr eat was experien- Egypt, eitherr" he grinned, as he
"ed Wednesday night in the Un- recalled the letter he wrote to the
versity Auditorium by a large Tribune offering his service to ex-
S, number of students, wives and plain Egypt and its ways of life.
townspeople when the University "Egypt is one of the most mod-
of Florida, represented by Warren ern nations in the world," he said,
S. Goodrich, Jacksonville, and Paul and family relationship and love
Rogers, Fort Lauderdale, opposed 'ind respect is far greater in my
Sthe Oxford University debate team home country than here in Amer-
Claude Murphree on the question, "Resolved, that ica."
the working of a Modern Democ- One of 400 Egyptian students
*opnracy Denmands a Liberal Rather studying in the United States on
SPopular O organist K now n than a Vocational Education." an Egyptian government scholar-
aFIt was a non-decision debate. ship, Hussein is in his first year
The Florida combine took the at the University. After receiving
O n Cam p s For T a e nt affirmative side of the question his BS degree at the University of
while the Oxford team, composed Calro, he studied at the University
of Edward Boyle and Kenneth of California's branch at Berkley
Claude Murphree Has Served As Harris. defended the negative side. before coming to Florida, where
Local Organist Since 1925 Dean Walter J. Matherly of the he hopes to earn his MS degree in
college of Business Administration Horticultural Division.
By John Edmunds acted as moderator for the debate. wo Tlypes
One of the most prominent figures on the University The participants spoke in the fol- Going back to Egypt, he stated
faculty is Professor Claude L. Murphree, University or- lowing order: st that his pe ople Arae ividans, who are
ganist, whose musical genius and winning personality Harris (Oxford), first negative; the Bedouins, and the Arabs. The
have made him a favorite among Florida students for Goodrich (Fla.),.second affirma- bedouins are the people which the
many years. tive; and Boyle (Oxford), second citizens of the United States asso-
Professor Murphree, nephew of the second president i negative. esert in t e ts and travel withe
ftheitAlbertA. Murhree, was born in Gads during the intermission between desert in tents and travel wit
of the University Alber the constructive speeches and the camels, speak the Arabic language
den, Alabamr June 8, 1906. He rebuttals Dean Matherly introduc- and wear Arabic dress. The Arabs
bean his studies a e uilmant Organ School in Ne w ed Anthony Benn, the third mem- are the people who live in cities,
a pupt. IYork. He also studied with Marcel ber of the British trio making the wear the same type dress as the
and later took lessons from Miss Dupre in Paris and Chicago, debate tour in the United States. Americans, and speak the Arabic
Alice Camp of the Louisville Con- Cle
evaoy. In 192f the finished Co- Charles Courboin in Baltimore, The debate, which consisted of language.
s vedorand Edwin Kraft in Cleveland. 15-minute constructive speeches large Universities
i ofhisl claourss at theal Disque Professor Murphree has been a and 10 minute rebuttals, was ac- Most of the population of Egypt
nShool in Gadiaden. member of the University faculty claimed to be one of the finest of is concentrated in the fertile Nile
rShool ee fist began to love. since 1936, lecturing on music its kind to be held on the Florida Valley, the Nile Delta, and the two
rpthr ee firt began to lessonsve and teaching piano, organ and campus. principal cities of Egypt, Cairo, the
from the Baptist Cnurceh organs harmony. He is a very versatile A reception was held for the capitol of Egypt, and Alexandria,
in Gadden.e took over the Potmusician, capable of beating it Britishers in Florida Union follow- Egypt's largest seaport. Cairo
himselfoash ort while later when out eight to the bar" as well as ing the debate. with a population of 3,000,000 is
the organist moved to another performing the elaborate works Earlier in the day Wednesday one of the world's largest -cities.
town. of Rimsky-Korsakoff, Chopin, Harris and Benn spoke before The University of Cairo, built
It was in 192 aand other great artists, speech and political science classes about 1908, has an enrollment of
t was in 1924 that young A member of Chi Phi fraer- on such topics as "British Humor," 15,000 students or approximately
ville. His unclhree had written hims- nity, Professor Murphree has led "British Broadcasting Company," twice the size of the University of
ris. s unea rni a full, interesting life to this day. "Palestine," "The British Educa- Florida. Alexandria with a popula-
about taking the job of organist and has won the hearts of hist tional System," and "The British tion of 2,000,000 is Egypt's larg-
Gain vie Firsat thetimet thuree- many contemporaries. Social Picture." est seaport. The other large uni-
manual Wurlitzer was being in-. Alexandria. The Unis locaversity ofat
stalled. Murphree could not resist MANY FORCES WORK FOR SUCCESS Alexandria also has an enrollment
this rare opportunity. He enter- of about 15.000 students
ed the University of Florida the of Between Better Marriages
same year. One of therM arria g
Syear later, at the age of 19,1 fance he t ofe most outst anding di-

sity organist. He did not let his amily relationship, which is much
weekly recitals in the Universit i family relationship, which is much
Auweekly recitals in the University higher in Egypt. Over 85 per cent
.AdirlDtnen, interfere w ith hi of the mar in Egyptare of
aadnaic sub jects, however. He nd Typic a C om m uni y ec thessaf ra sinE gypta res
was graduated in June, 1928,.v with Icessful.
the BA degree.This is because love and re-
In the next five years he play- University Problems Are Similar aspect between the members of the
d Io Probs reu Seils tearo and family is much stronger in Egypt
ed 1 recitals a college year, and To Those Of Any City than in the United States. The
seven far eanh of the summer e forme habit o eagme than
months from 1926 to 1929. Radio' former habit of having more than
station WRUF was installed on By Charles Holzer two, is indicative of that. Three one wife has been abolished.
the campus in 1928 and Murphree 1 veterans' villages, designated to There is also a decided differ-
began playing on the air two Editor's Note: .This is the see- enable married veterans to c- ence in dancing between the two
half-hour programs daily. nd in a seri tiles com- inutheirstudies, hae alleviated countries. In Egypt the people
He reoved his highest degree, paring the University of Florida tke problem somewhat. However, take dancing as an art based on
ahe F.A.G O (Fellowd in the, to a un American city. e h' inexorable number of men d their love of music instead of a
American ,Guild of Organists), in Here at the University of Flor- who persist in gaining admittance danee based on the love of love,"
1934 after a year of study at ide, as in s small community, can i to the village are evidence of a he remaiRke Creditd.
.. lbe found many differences in re- greater need. Likes Credit
oligion, politics, nationalities, nd s Temporary dormitories and the Hussein stated that among the
Skipper To Head social and economic problems-- Air Base house approximately differences between the United
but they all blend together into 2,100 students. Likewise, many States and Egypt that he likes are
Air Corps U it ne unified system to insure the communities have removed de- our facilities of marketing and the
r or n progress and success of this insti-serted military installations and installment plan. Although the
A itution provided temporary housing government is trying to set prices
tUniv Of Fla Divegencies of opinion are ev- perhaps not tops in convenience at the same price for everyone
bartering is still in use in many
F. H. Skipper, Avon Park has ident in the policies of student often a blessing in lieu of arting is still in use in ny
bean elected president of the Army political organizations, fradterni- necessity. p ts Of Egypt.
Reserve Unit at the University in ties which function within their neo?o..etheny Ohm laaao Hussein considers some of the
ar organizational meeting of the individual spheres, and honorary Externally a city represents things the girls do among his
students who are officers in the air groups upheld in observance of masses of construction, intricate worst dislikes. He says that an
Corps, Reserve. mutual interests. labyrinths of power transmission, I Egyptian girl always tries to keep
Other officers chosen to serve Minority groups also help com. sewage disposal, and other phys feminine- something which the
the pw unit were Bil Poole, pose the student body. Several ial ramifications. American girl loses when she
Jacksonville, vice president. Bill faiths are represented on the Theme Is Progress wears "jeans" or smokes.
J. Shpe, Lake Hamilton, sere- campus, and in addition to a Yet all these component struc- Onte of the main problem sat
tary, L. nar, G e e and sizeable influx of Latin-Ameican lures would be superficial if not Egypt faces today," Hussein stat-
J. R Kelly, public relations chair- students, Florida plays host teo for one deep-rooted drive. Be- ead, "is their struggle against the
mn, Tampa, several international scholars. All neathr'this exterior of activity lies British and British rule. The
Membership in the unit is open these cultural backgrounds merge dan underlying motivating theme Egyptains have never confessed
to all Reserve Air Corps officers into one unified institution the a force which expends itself into belonging to the British Empire
and extension courses will be of- university, an intangible factor, namely and have constantly struggled to
fared members by the Anh' Forces Absolve the heritage of any :proggres. "f 'ree themselves of this rule."
under Ai r c pDefense Copi cndsubistan4ltial community of today. Likewise, a university is more Was Student Officer
Scn ihools ee t vaa Remove the contributions of its than a sprawling collection of Since he had been secretary of
number oue constituent back-d I classrooms, laboratories, theletic the Arabs Student Organization
o Bud ust grounds! As in a university, a courts, and dormitories. It raises in Beirkely, Hussein was well-
New uitio ng I s community reflects the integrat- above an "institution," and equipped to express some of the
ad background of its citizeno i serves as even more than a center thoughts of the Arab in regard to
To Fini c he d The spect Traditlons of education. It is the maturation the Palestine situation at the close
Be nis e Pltza the America's isPint of ideas, ideas which are b- of the interview. A the present
By January First an excellent example of Florida's sic for f'uitfll endeavors, ideas time the Arabic League is
acknowledgement of Latin-Amer- which serve as the foundations posed of seven, nations including
about January first, the building, our campus pays homage to achievement. Lebanon, Trans-Jordon, Yemen,

house a hamburger stand, Fuller we respect. Ideologies may be textbook consumption. Here is an orbit of the political, economic,
Warren election headquarters and tantamount, but then again, even intangible wealth -- translated and all other movements that are
ga combination beer parlor and bip- the mallet personal groups oft- into individual ingenuity arid re- directed toward the benefit of the

The hamburger stand iA to be munity in the nation-is housing..
part of a chain of such stoies in "Be it ever co humble, there's -S
, a c k a o n ill a1 which offer no plaee like home" is a platitcde s
speedy service in modern sur- that has become increasingly sig- -
years, An expanding" ouepulationO

M roped into a major national head-

operations are all contributing to

Phi Beta Kappa

Will Cite Top


Outstanding Student
Will Receive Award
The University of Florida chap-
ter, Phi Beta Kappa, announced
yesterday a citation for Creative
Achievement in the Liberal Arts
and Sciences which 'will be offered
at the end of the academic year
in recognition of "exceptional un-
dergraduate attainment."
The citation will go to a student
who has shown exceptional talent
and interest in the creative fields
of writing, dramatics, fine arts, or
in original study in any liberal
disciplines, Phi Beta Kappa offi-
cials said. In addition, the student
must show likelihood of excelling
in similar activity in later life.
Plans are being made for a'cash
prize, medal, or gift to accompany
the citation which will be made
next June. Should no University
student attain there high standards
of originality and creativeness es-
tablished by the local Phi Beta
Kappa chapter, the award will not
be made until the following year.
Professor C. A. Robertson, head
of the Division of Language and
Literature, is chairman for Phi
Beta Kappa of the committee on
citation, and Dr. Arthur L. Funk,
professor of American institutions,
is secretary for the committee.
University department heads,
who will be asked to make recom-
mendations for the citation, have
been notified of the award and
qualifications to be met by candi-



Lew Zachary "* "



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\ Signe Hasso. William Bendix
New Years Eve Midnight Show
June Allyson Peter Lawford In


"Jungle Flight"

"Stranger From
Ponca City"

"13th Hour" and

"Keeper Of The Bees"

"Romance Of
Rosy Ridge"

"Mother Wore Tights"


"Fun On A Weekend"
"High Conquest"


"Miracle On 34th St".

"Range Defenders"

"I Cover Big Town"
"Wolf Call"


i' arla ussein
and the center of its meetings.
"The majority of Palestineans
are Arabs. They were living in
peace for centuries with the min-
ority of Jewish but after the first
World War was over and since the
British mandate started taking
place in Palestine the British fam-
ous emperialistic proverb, 'Divide
to rule,' started showing its first
fruit, but I think this fruit will
never mature and will decay."
"Let us be sober and recover
from the Fascism war challenges
that were the cause of the second
and first World Wars. I'm sure
that all my friends, the American
youth, will agree with me in avoid-
ing the loss of many more souls.
Most of them are veterans and
they have seen and practiced war
and its troubles. Let us cooperate,
as all the Arab youth desire, in i
building and establishing a real,
one world of true peace."

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Honor Syste

By College I

Details Viewed
As Group Plans
For Louisiana
By Fran White
The University of Florida's
gonor System served as an ex-
ample over the weekend, as a
d e e g a t i o n from Northwestern
Louisiana College toured the cam-
pus.ccording to Dean Clifford
9easley, purpose of the visit was
to study the honor system and
student government in general.
Northwestern Louisiana College is
planning to install an honor sys-
tern, and was advised by the U. S.
office of Education that Florida
has an honor system in opera-
tion in the student body which is
one of the oldest and most suc-
cessful in the country."
Led by 0oe N. Gerber, direc-
tor of student personnel at
NCL, at Natchitoches, La., the
delegation, composed of ten
Louisiana school students and
administration representatives,
arrived at Gainesville Friday
morning. After an initial con-

m Studied

ference with Beasley, members
of the group were taken to
lunch by Student Body Presi-
dent John Crews and members
of his cabinet, along with mem-
bers of the .Honor Court.
Friday afternoon a three-hour
discussion was held in regard to
the student government and its
functions. That night the group
was entertained with dinner at
the Campus Club attended by
members of the faculty and stu-
dent body. Afterward, they ob-
served an actual trial of a civil
case in the Honor Court.
A tour of the campus was made
Saturday morning with particular
emphasis in veteran housing, co-
operative grocery, athletic and
intramural setup and the dormi-
tory program.
Gerber complimented the Uni-
versity of Flordia on its organiza-
tion of the student body and the
manner in which the students have
accepted their responsibility and
administered the authority which
was delegated to them. He ex-
pressed confidence that the group
had benefitted from their stay
here and gained many new ideas
which would be helpful in inaugu-
rating a new honor system at
Northwestern Louisiana College.

Glee Club Concert Praised As

Indicative Of Student Talent
First Appearance Of Girls' and Mixed
Groups Is Well-Received
Gerald Clarke whose only training has been their
Glee Club work.
SWednesday evening's concert by The Men's group successfully
'the University of Florida Glee negotiated some intricate modula-
I:lub in Florida Union auditorium tions in the song "All Through
-was another demonstration that the Night" and was completely
,there is musical talent here at the master of smooth, full tone
the University. The Glee Club, un- production in the Russian folk
der the direction of Professor John song, "Yonder, Yonder." Anthony
-W.' DeBruyn, produced a satisfy- Pullara was the tenor soloist in
ing program and the audience re- the latter piece, as well as in the
sponded with warm applause. Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria." The
Wednesday's presentation mark- tenor's upper register vocal qual-
ed the first appearance of the ity has improved greatly since last
Girl's Glee Club and the Mixed spring.
Glee Club. Both groups proved I Contralto Soloists
themselves capable of presenting Two excerpts from the "Mes-
high quality, performances al- siah" were sung by two contralto
though the effect of the combined soloists, who, perhaps should not
Men's and Girls' Clubs was prob- have been placed adjacently on
abl-' better than that of the girls the program, since it invited too
alo.. Both organizations showed much comparison. Claudia Holland
_arPeull" developed tone quality, sang with a voice whose lower
Sut the men clearly had the edge registers were specially pleasing,
on the girls-probably because of Janice Blanton's voice seemed re-
greater length of organization. laxed and had admirable purity.
Carefully Balanced Williams G. Cook sang "The Holy
,The girls' group, under the di- City" with a good firm voice, al-
icction of Tom Fay, was carefully though his upper notes had an ex-
ilbal needi and each part was clear- aggerated tremelo.'
I-* defined. The men were oc- Constance Jeanne Davis played
ainally indecisive in phrase at- two piano solos, Debussy's "Re-
tahc?::, but made up for this diffi- flections in the Water" and her
cult:" with numerous other good own arrangement of a group of
oinr. ~ together the porform- Christmas carols. She showed tal-
an:c ./ias good-and truly amaz- ent, but it was evident that the
ing ,,hen you consider that the piano was in need of care and
pcr:o-mirs are largely students probably was holding her back.

eWindows Due To

Will J.Bryan

oger Long
(..;: of the most beautiful at-
'r. ~4onsof Florida Union building
is tl'e twin set of strained glass
windows in the east wall of the
Union Chapel. "Many a visitor has
re:-rrked about the beauty and
excellent workmanship of these
windows," states Billy Mathews,
di".c'cr of the Union.
Commissioned by D'Ascenzo
Studios of New York, the windows
were assembled and set in place,
m 1937, at a cost of $1,400. Pay-
ment for the windows came from a
general subscription fund raised
in a campaign headed by William
Jennings Bryan.
They are designed in a non-
sectarian motif featuring the de-
velopment of the earth. Each win-
dow contains six panes picturing
the world's creation, with the for-
mation of land, the appearance of
every kind of tree and plant, the
oceans dividing the land, the in-
troduction of all manner of birds,
the creation of beasts, and then
that of the fishes of the sea, be-
ing presented respectively in each
Panes with the ttvelve signs of
the zodiac alternate below and
above the six principal panes,
while a growing Tree of Life
serves as a background design in
each of the large windows.
The windows are a perfect ex-
ample of the art in which the Unit-
ed States by far takes the lead in
World competition. Modern stain-
ed glass far surpasses the stained
glass produced in the twelfth and
thirteen centuries, the "golden
age" of the art. Assembled in large
sections, the old jig-saw arrange-
ment is eliminated, leaving large
surfaces free from the many strips
of grooved lead which used to be
necessary to hold the thousands of
small, colored pieces together.
Where quantities of gold and co-
balt were the substances necessary
for reds and blues, chemicals now
Produce greater varieties of the
jewel colors, in truer and more
glorious shades. .
Not only appealing to the eyes,
but to the heart as well, these
beautiful examples of the pro-
gress of modern art and industry
Will remain for many years a tri-
bute and outstanding feature to
the building of which they are
f part.

Herman Lee

Lee Announces

For Comptroller
Stating that the younger. gener-
ation which helped fight the re-
cent world war cannot now retire
from responsibility of good gov-
ernment, H. A. "Lighthorse Har-
ry" Lee, young Gainesville attor-
nev. \\ednes.a.iv' announced his
candidacy for the office of state
Lee received a B. A. from the
College of Education in 1942, be-
fore entering the Army for two
year. A veteran of the Field Ar-
tillery, Lee was, discharged as a
first lieutenant and is a member
of the American Legion and the
Disabled American Veterans.
When the war ended, Lee re-
turned to the University. This
time he enrolled in the College of
Law and was graduated with an
L.L.B. last year.
While at the University, Lee
was a member of Beta Theta Pi,
social fraternity; Phi Alpha Del-
ta, honorary legal fraternity;
Florida Blue Key, honorary lead-
ership fraternity, and was one of
the outstanding leaders in campus

Parking Problem Solved?

Predictions of things to come. The University's parking problem
will be solved next week. There will be plenty of parking space for
all (all those who are here). The majority of cars at the University
will be in the owners' hometowns. Christmas vacations will make the
campus look empty (top), as compared with the usual jam (bottom).

University Transportation

Calls For Organization
Head Of Transportation Department Sees
That Vehicles Hold To Schedule

By Dell Loyless
Charley H. (Curley) Grier is the
transportation man with a capital
"T" on this campus. He is the
"daddy" of some 53 vehicles today
but to keep pace with the rapidly
growing University, he is expect-
ing several more "blessed events"
any day now.
Cruley is. an old hand at the art
of seeing that busses and trucks
are in running order and at the
right place at the right time. His
days of service run back to the
pre-war era. During the big ruckus
overseas, he took time out and did
his part by Uncle Sam as a Chief
in the Navy.
Grier's assistant, William A.
Giffen, is a student in the College
of Business Administration and is
majoring in Transportation. The
only part-time employee in the
transportation department, Giffen
is no new hand at his job, either.
During his stint in the Army, he
was concerned with transport and
comes naturally by his present
title of Traffic Manager.
Keep Them Repaired
Three mechanics and a helper
keep the mobile equipment in run-
ning order. Out at the temporary
garage maintained at the Air
Base, the mechanics are in the
process of building up their repair
facilities and their aim is to be
able to handle all repair jobs with
the exception of actual engine re-
building. There are also a dozen
colored drivers attached to the
transportation department.
The University keeps five 29-
passenger busses running on regu-
lar schedule between campus and
the Air Base. In addition, the Uni-
versity is in a position to rent out
lusses for a nominal sum to
.groups for recreational activities
such ,as trips to Camp Wauburg.
here are also two semi-truck
trailers capable of carrying one
hundred passengers each. Two 75-
passenger busses are also in the
process of being fixed for service
now. Those two are diesel jobs and
may be chartered by University
clubs and organizations going on
trips to conventions and the like.
New Equipment
Two new garbage disposal
trucks have been recently received

on campus and a third is expected
shortly. When the new truck is re-
ceived, garbage collections will be
stepped up to three times a week.
Three motor scooters were auth-
orized recently by the Board of
Control. Their delivery in the near
future will release the use of larg-
er equipment from delivering small
packages around campus. All Uni-
versity trucks and busses are be-
ing painted orange and blue at the
present time.
A new garage is being built now
in the maintenance area. The dis-
patcher's office and motor pool
will will be housed in the new area
will allow quicker servicing of re-
quests for trucks and other trans-
portation on campus.
The Transportation Department
is another of the offices under the
direction of Dr. Klein H. Graham,
University business manager and
comes under the immediate supervi-
sion of W. W. Gay, purchasing

Christmas Party
Held In Union
The second annual Christmas
party for children of University
students was held Tuesday after-
noon in Florida Union Auditorium.
Filled with more than 350 chil-
dren, the auditorium was "com-
pletely packed," according to Mrs.
Majel Barrett, hostess of Florida
Group singing, followed by a
welcome address given by W. E.
Rion, assistant director of Florida
Union, started the -festivities.
Movie cartoons were also enjoyed
by the group.

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Miller Secured

Documents For

Freedom Train

While In New York He
Recommended Transfer
To, Government
By Barton Johns
On board the Freedom Train
are two documents, Washington's
"Farewell Address to the Nation"
and Lincoln's "Emancipation Proc-
lamation," which were obtained
through the efforts of Dr. J. Hillis
Miller before he came to the Uni-
versity of Florida.
More than 100 such priceless
documents are a part of the ex-
hibit aboard the Freedom Train.
They are loaned by the Library
of Congress, the National Archives
and the State Department. Pri-
vate collections, as well as those
of the various states, are also rep-
It was upon recommendation of
President Miller, then associate
commissioner of education in New
York, that the State Board of Re-
gents turned the Washington and
Lincoln addresses over to the
U. S. attorney general,
In a statement Wednesday, Dr.
Miller said:
"Since the visit of the Freedom
Train to Florida falls during our
Christmas vacation, I have not
taken steps to have it stop in
Gainesville. I do hope, however,
that the students at the Univer-
sity of Flordia will avail them-
selves of the opportunity to visit
the train in their home communi-
"The Freedom Train carries a
cargo of precious documents which
have to do with the history of
this nation. In effect, the train
carries the historical record of our
activities and struggles for free-
dom and the democratic way of
The Freedom Train schedule for





Plans Laid For

Publication Of
La R

Law Review

First Issue Scheduled
S-To Appear
In March

Behind These

Dance Florida'

Folk Dancing-F
If you've been wondering why
the upstairs doors to the old gym
are kept mysteriously shut cer-
tain days of the week, you won't
have to remain ignorant any long-
er. Girls' folk dancing classes are
held there every Monday, Thurs-
day and Friday. These classes
take the place of the regular
swimming and will continue while
the weather is cold.

Florida is as follows:
Dec. 19, Jacksonville; Dec. 20,
Miami; Dec. 21, Tampa; Dec. 22,
Tallahassee; Dec. 23, Pensacola.
Sponsored by the American
Heritage Foundation, purpose of
the Freedom Train is to re-create
appreciation of the freedom and
civil rights enjoyed by citizens of
the United States, and to point
out that neglect of these hard-won
liberties can lead to a loss of

proved by the Board of Control,
President J. Hillis Miller announc-
r ^ed this week u liaone
SLWith the first issue of the new
Law Review, scheduled for March,
ofPresident Miller said the Univer-
m Polka TOsity would, for the first time en-
"' .ter the legal periodical field with
I orltas other leading law schools in the
Mi Marar Weeks and South and nation.
Folk dancing increPlans the girls Made In 19
dancing ability and also provides Plans for the publication were
inaugurated as long ago as the fall
something easyof 194 6, but not until September
of 1947 were definite plans for the
From Polka To publication formulated.
Swedih, orwegian and rish Under leadership of Harold Cros-
ghtdances are taught as well as theby, senior law student from Kis-
Miss standrgaret Weeks and folk artsimmee, and Prof. J. R. Wilson,
Dorothy ancescBride, physical euca- preliminary organization of the
tion instructors, teach their stu- publication staff was inaugurated

practitioner and the judge alike,
dents everything from the polk and formation of closer ties beap-
quite the waltz, and it's a lot proval by the administration
Biblicalrder thrown she walooks wearing drawn.
In a report, largely prepared by
Folk dancing increases the girls' law students, recommendations to
dancing ability and also provides the board for the publication ben-
physical exercise. And if the boys scholarly and professional attitude
think the girls are getting by with among law students, encourage-
something easy, they just. ought ment of faculty members to ex-
to try it sometime! tend their contribution to the le-
Swedish,n?" rwegian and'Irish gal affairs of the state beyond the
dances are taug knot as welsoras the classroom,ugh an exeproduction of thorough
more standard American."folk articles and treatises on Florida
dances, law which will be of benefit to the
practitioner and the judge alike,
Overheard this week-end: and formation of closer ties be.
"I say, Pete,- your girl looked tween the bar and the law schooL
quite tempting in that sort of Close Liaison
Biblical gown she was wearing Organization of the Law Re-
last night.' view details a close liaison be.
"What do you mean, Biblical tween members of the bar through-
gown?" out the state and the law school
"Oh, you know sort of low through an executive law review
and behold." association.

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Clubs And Organziations

Education Club Officials

Thirty-on'e boys and a girl sign- |i o4 s
ed the charter of the Putnam
County Club during the official in- I A
augurial dinner at the Arlington
Hotel on Thursday night.
Prominent Putnam County cit-
izens were guests of the students
for the affair and enjoyed a turkey
dinner along with the members,
their wives, and other guests.
President Jack Harper served as _
toastmaster, and after a short de-
scription of the purpose and ac- ...
tivities of the club, introduced the
main speaker of the evening, Coun-
ty Judge Causey S. Green, of Pa- Officers of "Chalk and Eraser," new Education club, are pictu
latka- here. Left to right: Robert Stripling, faculty adviser; Muriel ,
Mayor-elect J. H. Millican, Jr., secretary; Earl Hall, president; Jean DeVane, vice-presinent; Cha
of Palatka, followed Green, re- Wainwright, treasurer.
minding club members of the ad-
vantages of settling down at MEMBERSHIP OPEN
home after graduation. B. K. Harp-
er, newly-chosen city commission- *
or, of Palatka and father of the a tion Re t Club
club president, was also ntro-Education Students Club
duced, along with Nelson Harden, 'C h k l
sports writer for the Palatka am e h nd a e
'Palatka students signing the
charter were Eugene L. Walker,
William B. Hancock, Arthur B. Earl Hall, Tampa, Is First Prexy
Appleby, Pierre B. Watkins, Bay Of New Campus Group
Greely, Robert R. Getsinger, Lar- e C p o u
ry Lamb, Fred D1olen, Joe Wil-
liama, Francis Millican, and Miss Chalk and Eraser, newly-named Robert Stripling is faculty
Jean Gale. club for Educationi students, has visor.
Henry Ginn, David Hodges, Bob elected Earl Hall, Tampa, as its Hall appointed Bobby Brew
Harris, Douglas Lewis, Kendrick president. Hall is a junior in the Willa Land and Charlotte Sm
Major, John W. Hancock, Jr., Ca- College of Education. as steering committee. Carr
rey T. Southall, Jr., Jack B. Harp- Jean De Vane, Lake City, was Guarino, Bernice Utsey and Cr
er, and P. Jackson Bryan. elected vice president. Other offi- Morgan were named as progr
From Hastings were Eugene F. cers are Muriel Gay, Norfolk, Va., committee.
Miles, Eugene Badger, Billy Fle- secretary, and C h a r 1 es Wain-
wellyn, and George B. Everson, wright, Jacksonville, treasurer.
Jr., and Crescent City members Planned as a medium through U ieT fll e
Levant P. DeWolf, Jr., and Rich- become better acquainted, Chalk r

Middleton and William Pace of general purpose is to stimulates
baker of Federal Point. Education students. Ian pUr Ve
Dr. Frank Goodwin, Business
Rh* h: S., Administration professor, spoke Will L d T
Rho Chi OCiey on "The Teacher's Place in the Will ea

InitiateS Nine; As provisioned by the nealy -
Sadopted charter, membership is -A course in flight training
Holds banquet open to all undergraduate stu- aeronautical engineering s
dents planning to be teachers, dents will be offered at the U
A banquet held at the Primrose versity of Florida next spri:
Grill last week celebrated the ini- The course, to be called Aviat
tiation of nine new members into 301, has' already been appro
Iota chapter of Rho Chi, pharma- AIChE TO M eet by the College of Engineering fa
ceutical honor society, ulty and the University Comm
New members are B. K. An- After o ia s tee on Curricular Adjustme
drews, C. H. Bradley, C. H. Fuhr- ander HoliayClass Offericungar Adjustme
er, O. M. Hall, S. S. Lanier, M. S.anlu ein s
McSwean, Edward Pedrero, Miss At the next meeting of the Included in the course whi
Nerida Rodriguez, and Miss Edith American Institute of Chemical recently approved by the Str
Ware. Board of Control are theory
Ware. Engineers to be held Wednesday flight, elementary meterolo
After dinner several short ad- night, 'Jan. 7, 7 p.m. in Benton and navigation, radio, general s
dresses were heard. William Em- 203, reports will be given on the vice of air craft and actual flig
ich, honorary Rho Chi member plants visited during the recent training. Three hours credit
nd registered harmacist since trip to the Jacksonville area. be given and the course will le
1890, compared the opportunities The plans visited fere The Glid- to a private pilot's license. '
Droffered in pharmacy then and now den Company, National Contain- prerequisites are Ps 205-6-7-8, a
Dr. L. G. Gramling gave some in- er Corporation, Humphrey Gold p*spriate medical and C. A.
meresting observations on phar- Corporation, Florida Glass Manu- certificates, and insurance cov"
macy in Holland and Belgium. facturing Company, Jacksonville age.
BILL'S SHOE SHOP Gas Company, Liquid Carbonic There will be a laboratory i
Company, and the Jax Biewery. of $500, which will be paid f
3ainesville's Best Shoe All members of AIChE who veterans by the government, a
REPAIR SHOP were unable to go on this trip they must waive liability to t
118 SO. GARDEN are especially invited to be pres- University for death or injury
(Around The Corner From Lovett's) ent at this meeting. Refreshments This is the first such course
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Camera Club

Initiates Five
At a recent meeting of the Cam-
era Club five new members were
initiated. Those receiving keys
were Dan Allen, Thomas Jacob-
sen, Eleanor Copelean, Ernest Ty-
ler, and Sam Johnson. All students
interested in photography are in-
vited to attend these meetings.
Monday night Thomas Jacobsen
presented a lecture on "How to
Make Pictures People Like." The
next scheduled lecture is for Jan.
6, when a report on night photo-
graphy will be given.
Plans for the annual photo con-
test were discussed and a tentative
date set for around the middle of
Feb. All people interested in enter-
ing this contest are urged to begin
making preparations early.
The last meeting of this semes-
ter will be on Jan. 6. All members
are urged to attend the meeting.

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Christmas Spirit StilIPresent

Thirty Two Members

Are Charter Signers

Of Putnam Co. Club

By Dewey Hutchins
Tuesday night Pf Kappa Phi
held their annual Christmas party.
Ten underprivileged children from
four to ten years old were invited
to the party and served ice cream
and cake and presented toys. One
of the members acted as Santa
Claus. Before the party was over
for the children they were led in
the traditional Christmas carols.
When the children had departed,
the fraternity drank champagne
toasts to the memory of the Pi
Kappa Phi war dead. Then each
man broke his glass in the fire
place. Mother Rood was presented
with a Christmas present.
Two new Pi Kappa Phi pledges
are Jim McCallister from Lake
Wales and Johnny Swanson from
Beta Theta Pi added two more
members to its chapter rolls with
the initiation of Crosby H. Daw-
kins and Rollo Merrit Every, Wed-
nesday of last week.
The members of Beta Theta Pi
played a challenge football game
with the Beta pledge class last
weekend and won by a score of
13-12. Practice is now going on
for ping-pong tournaments after
the Christmas vacations.
Highlight of the weekend was
a supper party given Saturday
night for the new members.
Those initiated during the week-
end were John Rountree, Chipley;
Nelson Harris, Jacksonville; Garth
Bower, Tallahassee; Hal Griffin,
Tampa; Bill Turner, St. Peters-
burg; Jim Kynes, Mariaminna; War-
ren Cason and Tommy Cason,
Plant City; Gorgan Shaler, Talla-
hassee; Jack Griffin, Tampa; Max
Fletcher, "'Greensboro; Dug Ed-
wards, Jacksonville; Frank Hard-
away, Orlando, and Thomas Mor-
gan, Pensacola.
At the Central Florida Inter-
fraternity Christmas dance, Miss
Jean Harrelsen of Orlando will
represent the SPE fraternity as
their sweetheart.
Thursday night Phi Delta Theta
had its annual Christmas party.
All the campus coeds were invit-
ed, and those attending were es-
corted by members of the frater-
Over 50 children were guests of
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Wed-
nesday afternoon for the Pikes'
annual underprivileged children's
party, one of the oldest 4tradition-
al events of the campus.
Everything in the way of a hap-
py Christmas was provided for
the kids, from a Santa Claus down
to Yuletide songs. Brothers and
pledges entertained them most of
the afternoon. Pike Housemother
Mrs. McGill read the group "The
Night Before Christmas" while
they sat around a large Christmas
tree. While they were listening
Santa Claus came in with his bag
of toys and candies.
After Santa had presented ev-
ery one with a gift along with a
bag of fruit and candy the party
assembled around the piano while
Dr. Ulysses (Preacher) Gordon led
them in Christmas carols. Punch
and cookies were then served to
the group.
Delta Delta Chapter of Kappa
Sigma here at the University held
its annual Founding Day banquet
at the Hotel Thomas in commemo-
ration of the founding of Kappa
Sigma at the University of Vir-
ginia, December 10, 1869. Archie
Gordon, president, acted in the
capacity of toastmaster.
Guest speaker was Brother John
L. Fahs. Fahs, formerly of Lees-
burg, is now U S. collector of in-
ternal revenue at Jacksonville.
Among those present other than
An industrial tycoon was talk-
ing to his little daughter about a
birthday present.
"I want a baby brother," de-
manded the tot.
"But, daughter," protested the
father, "there won't be time for
anything like that. You'll be two
in another week."
"That's all right, Daddy, you
can put more men on the job."
members and pledges were several
outstanding alumni of the state.
Tonight Phi Kappa Tau will
hold its annual Christmas formal
at the chapter house. This dance
has been a Phi Kappa Tau tradi-
tion for many years. Music for
this year's dance will be furnish-
ed by Fred Friedman and orches-
Phi Gamma Deltas celebrated
rith two Christmas parties Thurs-
lay. Underprivileged children were
tests of the Fijis Thursday aft-
rnoon, and members and pledges
celebrated the season with their

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annual "Party for Underprivileged
Fijis" that evening.
With the house decorated in a
Christmas motif, the SAE's Wed-
nesday night entertained the so-
rority girls at the University of
Florida during their annual Christ-
mas party.
High University officials, in-
cluding President Miller, Dean
Beaty and faculty members were
among the guests present. Over
300 attended the party, which was
climaxed by the exchanging of
gifts. Housemother Joree Mac-
Farlin received a radio and watch
from the pledges and actives.
All the 'ATO's brought canned
goods to their Christmas party
Wednesday night. These goods
were put into baskets and dis-
tributed to needy families. Mother
Armie was presented a fox fur
cape from the chapter.
Members and pledges of Sigma
Chi Fraternity were guests at a
Christmas Party given in their
honor by their housemother, Mrs.
0. J. Angle, at the Sigma Chi
House Wednesday night.
The entire lower floor of the
house was decorated with candles
and holly. In the center of the
serving table stood a miniature
Christmas tree as the focal point
of the holiday motif.
Assisting in the serving of cof-
fee and fruit cake were Mrs. Da-
niel Scarritt, Mrs. Carlos Harper,
Mrs. Ralph Taylor. Mrs. Jere
Dormany, Mrs. Donald Carey, Mrs.
Joseph Baxley, Mrs. Richard Mills,
Mrs. Donald Savory, and Mrs.
Robert Brown.

Sigma Delt Chi

Pleges Thirteen
Sigma Delta Chi, professional
journalistic fraternity, took in 13
men Monday night at a meeting
in Florida Union.
Men who join Sigma Delta Chi
are those who now have the inten-
tion of following journalism as
their life's work. The advertising
end of the profession is excepted.
Peldges are chosen from those
who have a 2.5 average or better,
or by a unanimous vote if between
2.0 and 2.5, and have shown par-
ticular ability in the writing field.
The 13, as announced by Presi-
dent Dick Crago, are Bob Rogers,
Harold Herman, Barton Johns,
Jerry Clarke, Morty Freedman,
George Hathaway, Pat Pattillo,
Jack Doherty, Buddy Davis, Jim
Gay, Raul Reyes, Sandy Geer and
Jack Ledoux.

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Throughout Flavet Villages

Wide Windows Of Flavets One And Two
Prove Ideal For Yuletide Trappings

By Jack Fortes seen in the afternoon's survey was
Residents of the Flavet villages one done by Ben Johnson Flavet 1,
show by their Christmas decora- a student of architecture, from Ft.
tions that they, too, have the Yule- Pierce. Ben's work covered his en-
tide spirit, it was found on a tour tire front window, and pictured
Tuesday. Santa Claus climbing out of a
Flavets 1 and 2, because of the chimney with a full pack of toys.
large windows, have a little more The background was of snow cov-
to display than the barracks-type ered ground with reindeer coming
buildings of Flavet 3 but even with up to the house to meet Santa. Ben
the small window space in number modestly stated that he did it "just
3 village, many wreaths and for the kids."
Christmas trees can be seen. Resi- Adams Did Well
dents of 3 have pointed out that at Jim Kelly, Jacksonville, resident
night, the over-all picture is much student manager of Trailvet num-
prettier. ber 1 at Alachua Air Base, said
Space In Flavet I and II that with trailer space being as
Students and their wives in limited as it is, and since most of
Flavet 1 and 2 have taken advant- the residents would be going home
age of the large front and side for the holidays, it was hardly
windows of most of the apart- practical to do any decorating. The
ments, and have placed in them latter reason was also given by
such decorations as red and green many Flavet residents for the ab-
wreaths with candles, paper bells sence of elaborate decorations, al-
of all sizes, pictures and paintings though some, such as the home of
of Santa Claus, and of course, John Adams, Mayor of Flavet 1,
Christmas trees, did a good job a nyway. Mrs.
One of the prettiest decorations Adams said, "Our child enjoys it."

With The Greeks


By Roger Long u Over 100 students, wives and
"They certainly do as much for u dates were present Friday night
me as I do for them." The house- at the Rec. Building to enjoy the
mother who made this generous
mother who made this geeos e music of Bob McCorkle's orches-
statement is Mrs. Francis G. Mc- music of Bob McCorkle's orches-
statement is Mrs. Francied t I tra at the first annual Christmas
Gill, Sr., and the men referred to dance to be sponsored by the
are the Pi Kappa Alpha's. Florida Union.
The widow of an Army officer. Spotlighting the evening was a
Mrs. McGill came to Gainesville well-received floor show which
in the early part of the year included a reading entitled "Bath
with one of her own sons who is Night,' by Miss Thelma Bolton; a
enrolled at the University of Flor- medley of songs by a trio from the
ida. She became known to the Gainesville Recreation Center con-
Pikes through her son who is a Gainesville Recreatiof iMss Boon CJimEllnter con-
pledge to that fraternity and gra-' sting of iMss B on, Jim Ellep
ciously accepted when asked to -' dand Bill Daniel; a song and tap
serve as housemother and hostess i 1, Douglas, accompanied by JackieMrs,
to the fraternity 4 Warren; and songs, "A Fellow
First coming to Florida in 1934,'Needs a girl" and "Darlin Je
she accompanied her husband Needs a girme Be and Daring Je
when he retired from active duty. Vous Aime Beaucoup," by Alan
During the war years she worked Mrs. Francis McGill Jacobs, accompanied by Char-
for the Department of Agricul- maine Linzmayer.,
ture at Lake City, Fla. It was and advisor to the n of her fra- Robert McMullin who dressed
ture at Lake City, Fla. It was and advisor to the mn of her fra- as Santa Claus and'acted as mas-
upon the completion of her posi- ternity. ter of ceremonies distributed el-
tion 'there that she moved to She endeavors to regard ad ter of ceremonies distributed el
Gainesville. treat the Pikes as she does her lophane hats to all girls and bys
Having two other sons, one at own sons. Although with the fra lucky enough to receive them be-
the U. of Washington and another ternity only a short time, her fore the floor show started.
in his second year at West Point, youthful attitude (along with her .
In addition to years spent in boys' coffee, supplied at all times) has Annual Banquet
summer camps, Mrs. McGill is made her an integral part of Pi
highly qualified to act as hostess Kappa Alphal fraternity. W ill Highligh t
OPEN THAT MOUTH Club's Semester
elo T rn I Stil Highlight of the .Real Estate
"110 I T d ition0 IS Still Club's winter session will be the
annual banquet to be held Friday
O A B sJ t evening, January 9, at 7 p. m. in
On e T .OS0orland S DB St the Campus Club Banquet Hall.
Al Werly, immediate past presi-
Be Free With Greetings, Introductions; dent of the Florida Association of
They're Signs Of Good Breeding Realtors, will be the guest speak-
They re Signs Of Good Breeding er. Other honored guests will be
By Lee Weissenborn has achieved the reputation of William Gardner, attorney for the
Open your mouth and with a friendliness due much to everyday Paul Boardmant former president
cheerful voice ay hello to all fel- observance of the "he "hello" tradition. f the Paul Boardman a formernd Coloden
low students-if you do this then Speak to everyone you meet as Pe at nt o le
you are helping to keep alive one you go about the campus. Don't Piper, past president of Real Estate Na-
of Florida's most cherished tradi- hesitate to introduce yourself to Boards.ociation of Real Estate
tions, your fellow students. Members of the Real Estate
This "hello tradition" has been Get acquainted, then help oth- Club, their wives and dates are
popular on the campus since Flor- ers by making sure all those in invited to attend the banquet and
ida's earliest beginnings and today a particular group know each they are urged to make reserva-
more than ever it serves as a bond other; be free with introductions tions by January 6. These may be
of friendship on the campus. at every meeting place-it's a made by calling the chairman,
It doesn't matter whether you sign of good breeding. And you William Griffin, phone 1744; Jinm
know the student or instructor can't over use that old word Workman, phone 1531-R. or Rich
or not-speak to him and you "hello"-whether you know the ard Davis, phone 667.
can be sure he'll be more than other fellow or not-don't hesi- Other members assisting wl.h
glad to return the courtesy. tate to speak, reservations for the banquet are
As explained in the F Book If every student would take Larry Condict, Frank Curran, Ver-
The University of Florida campus pains to follow these simple rules non Sikes, and Dudley Gilbar'.
then the University of Florida Tickets for the banquet m.y be
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Takes Members
Alpha Kappa Psi, professional

_business fraternity, held its fall
Daytona Group initiation ceremony Monday ev-
ening in Florida Union. Immedi-
Names Rose As lately following the ceremony new
members were honored with a
Club President smoker and refreshments.
IUD rPreSident The newly initiated men are
John Rose was elected presi- James D. Leland, Jessie C. Lee,
dent of the Daytona Beach Club Robert K. Scott, Claude B. Haw-
at a meeting this week. kins, Jr., John T. Sofge, Jr.,
Other newly elected officers are Frank C. Curran, Daniel R. Lynn,
Charlie Carlin, vice president; ames C. Peters. Augustus V.
Avon Clark, secretary; and Keith Smith, Jr.. James E. Workman,
Hageman, treasurer: "S n a g" Jr., Joe- A. Burnett, Jr., Rex
Holmes was chosen publicity Farrior, Jr., Kinchen L. Harris,
chairman and Robert Dickert, Timothy J. Mullis, B. Lamar
social chairman. Winegart, Jr., Thomas R. Crook,
A meeting to plan holiday so- Jr., Joseph W. Doney, Jr., Robert
cial functions will be held in Day- 0. Ghiotto, George Farley Knight,
tona Beach Monday at 1600 Ocean Roy P. North, Nick E. Stamathis,
Dunes Terrace. All Daytona Nevin M. Summers, William D.
Beach boys attending the Univer- Tucker, Hamilton D. Upchurch,
sity of Florida are invited to be James J. Drymon, Heywood B.
there at 7 Monday night. Thomas and Albert T. Sims.


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Receiving a cup for being chosen the AGR's "Goddess Demeter,"
is Ann Parrish of Gainesville, now a sophomore at FSU. The award
was made during the Annual Harvest Hop on December 6. Miss Par-
rish, a Zeta Tau Alpha, was the date of Ed Stewart.

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Funk Talks On

United Nations

Political Science Professor
Discusses Problems
Before IRC
The International Relations Club
heard Professor Arthur Funk
speak on the United Nations Mon-
day night in Florida Union. Pro-
fessor Funk, a University of Chi-
cagu graduate, and Assistant Pro-
fessor in the political science de-
partment here, dealt with the
problem of tne vote.
He stressed the importance of
the use, or misuse, of the veto and
the resultant possibilities concern-
ing world peace.
He also presented some interest,
ing sidelights on smaller organiza-
tions within the structure of the
United Nations and their effect or,
the body as a whole.
The International Relations Clut
on this Campus now has about 8;
members. Each month a guest
speaker talks on subjects of world
interest. The membership is not
restricted to political science stu-
dents and anyone interested in
joining should attend the first
regular business meeting after

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MIappju ul rur Union

Acting Director Of Florida Union Plans
Three-Point Action
By Sandy Geer .
Bill Rion, assistant director of :
Florida Union and now acting as
director while D. R. "Billy" Mat- "- -
thews is on a one year leave of ab-. '
sence, says he has a three-point ,." ,"
neograi mapped out for Florida .
Union for the next 12 months. '
Biggest job on the schedule is i .'
maintaining the Union building on ,'
its present level. Although most
students cooperate in keeping thae
Union in good condition, much
work goes into the daily task of
cleaning up and repairing.
Develop Camp Wauberg
The second big objective of Bill
rion's program is the development
of Camp Wauberg to the fullest '
extent. Work on this project is
now under way with the construc-
tion of new bath house. Facili-
ties yet to be constructed are out-
door ovens, and a new dock. This
should provide the more than 100
students who use the camp daily Bill Rion
in warm weather with excellent became a member of the Florida
facilities. Union student staff, finally be-
The third polnt in Rion's pro- coming game room manager and
gram is the promotion of a pro- head student assistant. When lhe
gram of fellowship among the was graduated in 1945 with hon-
students rather than entertain- ors, lie accepted the position of
ment. By a series of big parties assistant director of Florida
given by the Union for various Union.
living groups on campus Rion Active Undergraduate
hopes to ereat fellowship among In his uncergraduate days, Rion
the students by letting them get was active in many campus or-
to know each other better and organizations but his chief activities
by learning what the University were in student government. He is
stands for. the only man to be elected presi-
See Wing Completed dent of the student body twice-
In addition to this three point in the summer of 1945 and also in
program, Rion hopes to see work the regular session. Other organi-
start on completion of the Union nations included Blue Key, Wesley
Swing Construction will start on Foundation, Band, Alpha Phi
the second and third floors first, Omega, Los Picaros, and Hall of
with work being done by the Uni- Fame.
versity rather than by a contrac- Since becoming connected with
tor. the Union, Bill Rion has attended
Rion is a Florida Union man two national Union conferences
of long standing. His first con- and is a member of a national
section with the organization committee the Inter-Union
was back in 1941 when he work- Games and Tournament Commit-
ed in the soda fountain. Later he tee.

A I Size Signs, Posters

O cw Available In Union

Orders May Be Left At Desk,
Says Acting Manager

:c3''ns and posters,of all sizes and, Union were noticed, and inquiry
colors are now available at Florida was made about them.
hjnion. All st'-dents who are weary After investigation, F 1 o r i d a
'committee or club meeting take Union decided to order the emboso-
lof --orking 2 n posters for that graf machine from the Emboso-
1-eed. graf Corporation in N. Y. The ma-
B~l Rion, acting Florida Union chine itself is rather expensive,
Manager, reports that orders for costing about $600, and it weighs
/ posters and signs may be left at around 400 lbs., although only
the Florida Union desk. Any stu- about twice the size of an ordinary
dent or campus organization can typewriter.
come in and choose from a variety Slight Charge
of colors and sizes. Rion says that there will be a
Purpose of this service is to get slight charge for the signs in order
a uniform sign and poster service to pay for the materials and labor.
for the campus. The signs are An attempt is now being, made to
made by an embosograf machine, sell the Administration of the Uni-
which was bought in October. Col- versity on the idea of buying name
ored paper is embossed into color- plates. There are thousands of dif-
ed cardboard and the heat, applied ferent sizes and forms of types
with an ordinary electric iron, that can be used. Within the next
causes the paper to melt and stick few years, Florida Union hopes to
at the same time. acquire a selection of such plates
Multicolors as the Executive Council Key and
Rion says that the beauty about the University Seal.
this type of sign over one that a Although maximum size of the
printer would put out is the fact posters is 14x22", there is no mini-
that multicolors are as simple as mum size. Name tags may be
one color straight through. bought by students to hang on
The idea for this type of sign their doors in the dormitories, and
was discovered last year when the tags can be shellacked and us-.
delegates from this campus attend- ed outside. A job has just been
ed the National Association of completed of making place caYds
College Unions Conference at the for a Student Government ban-
University of Illinois. The unique quet.
name tags and uniformity of the The hours of operation at pres-
signs on the campus and in -the ent are from 6 to 9 p. m. Monday
through Friday. The machine,
which is on the fourth floor of the
Union, is operated by Fred Owls.
Any questions pertaining to post-
ers and sighs may be referred to
him. Orders can be left at the
S0 I N Union Desk any time.


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Record Figure
Some 1,1314 students. including
26 women, have been graduated
from the University of Florida
College of Law since it opened in
1909, according to a recent sur-
Enrollment figures show that
the number of students dropped to
25 during the war, but have risen
to a present enrollment of 525
students to set a record in the
history of the Law College.
Offering a sound legal educa-
tion which equips its graduates
for practice in state and federal
courts, the College of Law of the
University of Florida keeps
abreast of the needs of the state
with a constant revision of the
After a dearth of students dur-
ing the war years when the edu-
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course in law threw prospective
students into the service age be-
fore they could acquire prerequis-
ite credits for admittance, the
College of Law now has an en-
rollment gathered from the back-
log of students whose studies
were interrupted by the' war,
which promises to ease the press-
ing demand for law graduates
which built up during the lean
Generally, the contents are of
more value than the wrapping,
and this holds true of the La w
Library of the University of Flor-
The current financial statement
for the University of Florida val-
ues the Law Library collection at
$94,163, while the Law Building
is valued at $60,000.
Sweeping down on the Law
College, the war-born surge of
professional students has tripled
the normal enrollment of approxi-
mately 170 with a student body
composed of 90 percent veterans.
The place of graduates o2 the
College of Law in the state and
nation is well illustrated by the
record of such men as Senator
Spessard L. Holland, Justices H.
L. Sebring, Alto Alams, and Paul
D. Barns of the Supreme Court of
Florida, Congressmen J. Hardin
Peterson, and George A.- Smath-
ers, all of whom received their
law training at Florida.

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"I regard this as the official Members of the Gainesville
opening of my campaign for at- Kappa Delta Alumnae Associa-
torney general," said Grady Bur- tion were hostesses Sunday at a
ton, state attorney, at a Young .. reception honoring Mrs. Charles
Democrats banquet in the Cam-: 0. Andrews, housemother of the
pus Club last week. Pat Peer local chapter of Delta Kappa. Del-
Burton appeared on the pro- ta Kappa is one of the four sor-
gram with J. Tom Watson, an an- orities on campus, which have not
nounced candidate for governor yet become national.
In his speech to the Young I Mrs. Andrews is the widow of
Democrats, Burton, state attor- Pee the late United States Senator C.
ney since 1929, remarked that he 0. Andrews.
is wholeheartedly in favor of proI PU LA Aproximately 200 guests were

the primary responsibility of M a president of Kappa Delta Alum-
men in authority lies in looking nae Association, Mrs. Andrews,
after the conservation and preser- By Janie Poorbaugh and Miss Mary Elizabeth Conant,
vationres of the state's vast natural If you hear a little gir in the president of Delta Kappa chapter.
The Wauchula man, formerly of Campus Club yelling "Cracler" to Among those in attendance were
that town, was a student atthe the people in the soda fountain, Prsident and Mrs. J. Hillis Miller,
University of Florida. you'll know it's Patricia "Pat" sorority and fraternity house-
Advocating an adequate sys- Peer, little blond, blue-eyed daugh- mothers and presidents, faculty
tem of education in Florida, Bur- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Peefr. members, and other friends of
ton declared that it has been his Pat was 19 months old last Tues- Mrs. Andrews.
observation in his duties as state Tuesday, is 32 inches tall and The dining room, in which Mrs.
attorney that 70 to 75 percent of weighs 28 pounds. She is usually C. H. Hyde poured tea and Mrs.
all criminals are under 22 years in the Temporary Rec Hall in the S. W. Getzen served coffee, was
and 85 percent of them have not afternoon with her mother, Mrs. decorated with green and white,
gone beyond the fifth or sixth Betty Peer, who is the Rec Hall the sorority colors, with the cen-
grade. hostess. Pat is just as friendly terpiece of white roses, the soror-
- __ to strangers as she is to her old ity flower, being the main attrac-
friends, so if she sees you sitting tion. The living room and hall
Sn at a table, holds out her arms to carried out the Christmas theme
Predominan r you, and asks to sit on your lap, in their decorations.
she'll expect a response. Members and pledges of the lo-
Going "bye-bye" is Pat's favor- cal chapter served the guests
On Galor Campus ite pastime, but she'll settle for fruit cake, pound cake, assorted
anything to eat. nuts, mints and stuffed dates.
Same 0 With a soft "ooooh!" for every- Those serving were the Misses
Is Same Od Khaki thing bright, this tot has been un- Frances Hopkins, Emily Gunn,
officially adopted as the mascot Holly and Anne Brumby, Jane
Winter doesn't affect the Flor- for the Rec Hall, and it's a safe Snow, Clare Singletary, Ann
ida campus as much as other bet that if you frequent the Rec Brown, Jane Mayers and Janie
schools throughout the country. Hall, you'll soon meet her. Poorbaugh.

but there is a very noticeable chil
in the air coupled with an expec
tancy of the forthcoming Christ
mas recess. Similarly, there has
also been a decided change ii
dress since the semester started.
Campus attire has assume
some new modes. To the trained
eye it is still obvious that khak
is the predominant color. Many
veterans have all the remnants of
Uncle Sam's wardrobe, and many
have left school, but the trade-
mark of the GI is evident in every-
thing from battle jackets to old
fatigues. ROTC issues, in conjunc-
tion with veterans' clothing, come
close to giving the campus a semi-
military appearance.
To our more style conscious
male students is due a colorful
variation. Single breasted tweed
and wool sport jackets are cur-
rently popular and the standard
feature of the adequately dressed
collegiate-the sweater. And of
course another rarity about the
campus is now visible. Behold the
Gator who wears a necktie!
Among the women, that new
look appears to be well establish-
ed. Nature's handicraft is doomed
to oblivion as skirts and dresses
descend below the knee in a new
vogue that has swept the nation's
female population. The skirt and
blouse combination still predomi-
nates on the campus as femininity
returns to its mid-Victorian atti-
tude of assumed modesty.
The real clotheshorses at the
University had their opportunity
to display their best last week-
end. Florida's Fall Frolics por-
trayed everything from penguin
grandeur to smart informal wear.

The next meeting of the Real
Estate Club will be held Tuesday
evening, January 13, in Florida
She: "I'm perfect."
He: "I'm practice."
She reached below her dimpled
Into her rolled down stocking.
And there she found a roll of
Ah me, 'twas sweetly shocking.
"Why don't you keep them in a
Inquired a nosey prier.
"The principle is the same," she
"But the interest here is higher."



Religious Awakening Urged

Among University Students

"Church Review" Encourages Students
To Combat "Skepticism"

' The following article appeared in "The Church Review" for
September, 1947, and is reprinted in an effort to reawaken students
of the campus as to the prevailing atmosphere which subordinates
religion. Purpose in reprinting this is to encourage each student to
hunt and strive for the great truths in life and to put religion and
S its influences as first in his campus life.
"Religious skepticism pervades
our American colleges and uni- ing effectiveness in our entire col-
versities and is the daily adver- lege work program .
sary, the essential foe, of the col- "There is a basic and an entic-
lege religious worker. The skepti- ing simplicity which characterizes
cism of the campus, of both facul- all technical knowledge in contrast
ty and students, is not a developed to moral and religious -truth. The
or systematically formulated phil- latter truth cannot ber contained
osophy. Rather it is an atmos- entirely in a book. or passed sole-
phere, a total climate. The student ly from, mind to mind. Religious
or the professor, if he breathes at truth is conveyed from person to
all, can breathe no other, person, from total personality to
"In fairness to our higher educa- total personality, and cannot truly
tional institutions it must be said be said to be conveyed until it is
that this atmosphere is not ere- voluntarily and consciously em-
ated solely or entirely by the col- braced by the receiver .
leges. Modern society as a whole "Detachment, understanding and
generates a semi-poisonous gas utilization characterize technical
which finds its way into the. col- knowledge. Understanding, respon-
leges as it does into every nook sive attachment, commitment
and cranny of modern life. The characterize moral and religious
colleges far from dispelling. the truth. Much of the skepticism of
poison as might reasonably be ex- the college campus may be traced
pected develop a remarkable toler- to the academic failure and refusal
ance to it. Of late there are indi- to make these distinctions. There
cations, that the colleges desire is an almost universal tendency
somewhat to clear the air. They in the colleges to reduce all truth
appear reluctant to admit too to the kind of knowledge that can
much religious oxygen too sudden- be handed on without loss from
ly. A college professor, now a col- mind to mind. Truth that is too
lege president, not so long ago re- large to meet the requirements of
marked: "A college is a far more, this simplicity is minimized as un-
inflexible institution than the reliable.
church." For a while, at least, This tendency relegates religion
the colleges seem disposed to cling to a campus corner of minor im-
to skepticism because it is now the student. All the while contem-
traditional and familiar and their porary educators talk much of
very own. "growth," and all the while the
"It is impossible to deal with student is growing out of shape,
the problem of campus skepticism and undisciplined by the more ar-
as a whole here. However, a state- duous acquisition of moral and
ment concerning skepticism which religious truth.
highlights the enormous impor- The modern college thus re-
tance of the church's ministry to fleets the society which is its
the colleges is entirely in order sponsor. For modern society has
and is urgent. Such a statement grown dangerously out of shape.
is urgent because the situation in The point need not be labored
the colleges calls for an expand- that society suffers grievously
from, and because of, its poverty
in wisdom, its failure to under-
stand and respond to proper ends
O utj and values, its failure to attach it-
self to the costly and divine loyal-
i ties which bless mankind.
Tim e Igh There is a surprising and an en-
couraging number of religious
workers in the college who under-
stand thoroughly the pervasive
tGoodwin Calls and obstinate nature of the skep-
Goodwain Callsticism which they must combat.
They must lead the college stu-
For Schools To dent to an honest examination of
his life and of the society in
Aid Community which he lives. They must teach
him the content of the Christian
"School programs should' be in faith, for it is the rare student
line with the total program of the who today brings such knowledge
community," said Dr. Frank Good- wih him to college. They must in-
win, College of Business Adminis- struct him in prayer and in wor-
tration, Monday evening, in a talk ship. They must bring to him a
to the newly organized social and visin of the greatness of our
professional club, Chalk and Eras- Lord and the greatness of the
er. love of God.
"The best way for teachers to College religious workers know
be accepted in the community is 'that they are misisonaries seek-
for them to show considerable in- ing to re-introduce the Christian
terest in both social and civic af- faith to an era that may be des-
fairs of the community. We some- cribed as one which is organized
times forget that education is a apart from God. It is enormous-
continuous process and that school ly important that the people of
programs should be planned to the church support these mission-
take in consideration the child's areis with a devotion and a gen-
experiences before he enters school erosity which match the most
and possible experiences he will earnest missionary concern ever
have after competing his formal exhibited by the church in any
education." period of its long history.
Dr. Goodwin pointed out that
there has been a lag in the de-
velopment of educational institu- *
tions during the transition period
of formative education from the
home to social agencies in the com-
munity. It is the school's responsi-
bility to see that its program and
that of other social institutions
overcome this problem.

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Marriage And Family Fast'Becomes

Most Popular Elective On Campus

Over 300 Are


Crip Course

By Hayes Kennedy
Three hours each week approxi-
mately 320 students assemble in
Chemistry Auditorium to take one
of the most popular electives giv-
en at the University of Florida.
The course is Marriage and the
There has been an increase in
enrollment in this type of course
in colleges and universities all over
the United States. The size of the
Marriage and Family classes at
Florida is no exception. In fact,
the number of students taking
this course here is one of the larg-
est in the country.
Began In 1939
Although this course was first
started in 1939, it didn't really
come into popularity until after
the war. Upon Prof. W. W. Ehr-
mann's return to the University,
after his discharge from the serv-
ice, he again took over Marriage
and the Family, which he taught
prior to the war, and enrollments
for this subject began to increase
During the last regular semes-
ter, Spring, 1947, the number of
students signed for Marriage and
the Family was well over 200.
Now there are about 320 men and
women taking this course. For
the past two summer terms the
enrollment has been about the
same in proportion to the number
of students in school.
Two Objects
According to Prof. Ehrmann,
Marriage and the Family as a
college course is two-fold. First,
it gives a student the opportunity
to learn about this subject from
an individual's standpoint, as giv-
en by the instructor and textbooks
by authorities in this field'. Sec-
ond, it gives a larger social view
of marriage and the family in its
cultural surroundings and the so-
cial adjustments involved in these
One of the outstanding reasons
for the rise of Marriage and the
Family courses during recent
years in the colleges and univer-
sities, is the instability of the
modern family. It has been ob-

Ag Club Finishes

Regular Meetings

For This Semester
The last regular meeting of the
Agricultural Club for the year
1947 was held Monday. After the
regular business of the club the
program committee presented
They included Henry Swanson,
president of Thyrsus, who spoke
on the aims and history of Thyr-
sus, horticultural club; Earl Uz-
zell, chancellor of Alpha Zeta,
who gave the purpose and qualifi-
cations of Alpha Zeta, honarary
agricultural fraternity; and Ken
Laurnet, winner of Swift's Essay
Contest, who reported on his trip
to Chicago. Laurent's trip was to
visit the packing company and
stock yards and was paid for by
Swift nad Company.
Bad weather prevented Semi-
nole Pictures from being taken,
but these arrangements will be
made the first of January. Re-
freshments were served after the
meeting adjourned.


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served that more and more stu-
dents are showing a sincere dee
sire to study marriage and fam-
ily problems in order to make
the marriage institution a great-
er success. Prof. Ehrmann states
that "the high divorce rate in the
United States is one of the symp-
toms of a general state of family
instability in the modern world to-
Always Changes
Another thing that is emphati-
cally pointed out is the fact that
there are always going to be
changes in this course. As a re-
sult of scientific research, many
people are invariably' affected,
making this fact very pertinent.
Some of the more important
fields of study covered by mar-
riage and the family are the na-
ture and charteristics of the fa-
mily and marriage, the relation be-
tween men and women and social
consequences, the differential out-
lok of men and women, the de-
velopmental difference between
male and female, and sex educa-
The family unit is the primary
social organization of any group
or nation of people; subjects hav-
ing great bearing on this institu-
tion and covered by this course,
are: preparation for marriage, fac-
tors influencing marital happiness
and adjustments, the effect of
social change upon marriage and
family, the legal aspects of mar-
riage, family disorganiztion.
Objectively Taught
Marriage and the family is ob-
jectively taught, and Prof. Ehr-
man feels that this course has
much to offer any student on the
campus. The majority of the stu-
lents who have taken, or are tak-
ing this course think that every
person in college should have it.
The number of men enrolled in

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this course is divided about pro-
portionally to the women who are
attending the University. There
are some married people taking
this elective, also there are sev-
eral married couples in Dr. Ehr-
man's classes.
Marriage and the family at the
University of Florida is under the
Sociology Department, and, if not
already, is fast becoming the most
popular elective subject on the


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NUMEROUS LETTERS have reached this writer in regard to
his so called slam toward the band and their policy of numerals. Many
of them were of the anonymous nature and found their way to the
waste basket. One of the epistles was very informative deserving
close consideration and was appreciated by this writer. The letter
came from George D. Johnson Jr. and gave some facts that I would
like to present to the reader.
MR. JOHNSON SAYS that the band letters were ordered last
spring and the factory failed to deliver exact letters that were order-
ed and so the ones which this writer slammed were sent back. Our in--
former continues, with the fact that a week before Fall Frolics the
band returned to the factory a second order that had failed to fill,
expectations. The letters which were supposed to have been sent have
never received any words of criticism from any one on the campus.
.I RECOGNIZE THE FACTS that Mr. Johnson pointed out that at
many of the games out of the state, that the band is the only organiz-
ed cheering section at the games, but I will have to disagree with Mr.
Johnson on a few of his points. Mr. Johnson emphasis that the band
works nine months for their letter while the football players work only
during the grid season. However, Mr. Johnson, the football season lasts
from Sept. 1 until Dec. 1. The players then get a two months lay off
and then they start their spring drills. These drills last eight to 12
weeks. Many of the boys spend most of the summer in school drilling
for football. Don't forget Mr. Johnson the football players work at
least three hours a day on the field and usually many more in skull
sessions. Don't underrate the worth of your football team.
I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE with this little word of advice to
the ones who failed to sign their names to their letters. This writer .is
always open to any type of constructive criticism and will always en-
deavor to give the students the best we can. However we will not
consider any letters which are not signed as we feel that such letters
belong in the waste basket. That is where they all went. ...... .. .
THE OFFICIATING at the Auburn games this past week-end
was not up to par, but it gave Gator rooters no right to boo the oppos-
ing team. Howls came up to a new level when the Tiger cagers were
trying for foul shots. In not a too distant future our friends from the
University of Georgia will be down for a pair of games and that is
the time to watch your booing. Officials can very easily call a techni-
cal foul on the Florida team and it could very easy mean a ball game.
RUMORS ARE FLYING around the campus to the effect that a
number of the Florida gridders will not return to Gatorland next
season when pigskin time rolls around. This writer has made a check
and from all indications no important member of the Gator grid ma-
chine intends to be missing whenAhe whistle is blown for the Missis-
sippi kick-off next September in aacksonville. There is no doubt that
some of the members of the "B" squad will go to other schools are
decide to quit college for good, but as far as we can find no mem-
bers of the varsity intend to drop their scholarships.
DID LOUIS OR WALCOTT WIN? This seems to be the talk of
the sports world and this writer will step out of the University for a
few moments and give his feeble opinion. It is of course based on the
pictures as I was having a fine time here at Fall Frolics while the
two negros were battling it out. From the looks of the pictures neith-
er fighter had too much of an edge. Louis carried the fight all the
way, while Walcott had the better of the punches. Louis looked slow
and easy to hit, while Walcott was always on the move and quick on
his punches. Don't be too surprised if Louis doesn't flatten Jersey Joe
inside of five rounds in their next meeting. This has ear marks of a
deal pulled by Honest Mike Jacobs.
THE SPORTS DEPARTMENT of the Florida Alligator wishes to
take this chance to wish each and every reader of our pages a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We hope to
come back from the holidays filled with vim and vigor to give our
readers the best in college sports.

School Of Physical Education

as Advanced Far In 2 Years

"Muscle-Man School" Has Many Functions
Under-Pioneering Leadership
Of Dean D. K. Stanley

ig-range vision, and relent-
ie.: work are traveling hand-in-
L 3.' at the University of Florida
in the development of, its 21-
nr-.ith-old College of Physical Ed-
uc.'"ion, Health and thletics.
.is the University's fall term
settles down to its daily scholas-
tic grind, 25 students are major-
ing in the field of physical educa-
tion, health and athletics and rec-
rea'.ion, and more than two hun-
dred others rae enrolled in courses
leading to major work in the col-
The functions of the college are
just as implied Ay its name. It
supervises the required physical
education and voluntary intra-
mural activity of the University's
men and women students, the stu-
d ents health program, intercol-
legiate athletics, add a separate
professional physical education
curriculum for those students who
seek degrees in the field.
Qualified Graduates
Each department is an integral
part fo the college. Graduates of
the professional curricula will be
qualified to accept physical edu-
cation positions in elementary
schools, high schools and colleges,
and in state, municipal and indus-

trial rcereational and health pro-
grams. All students receive the
benefit of professonial instruction
in recreational play and in the
formulation of personal health
habits which will serve them far
beyond their days of academic
The Department of Student
Health, embracing the University
Infirmary, executes a preventive
and clinical program designed to
safeguard the health of the stu-
dent body. An immediate check
of each student's medical case his-
tory upon registration ad periodic
checks through the Department of
Required Physical Education per-
mits thorough knowledge of the
physical condition of each stu-
dent throughout the year.
B.A. Degrees Offered
The professional curricula for
men and women offers the degree
of bachelor of arts in physical edu-
cation, health and athletics and
recreation, and preparations or
of physical education, health and
careers as coaches and as teachers
recreation. The course also pro-
vides sufficient electives to enable
a student to become qualified as
a teacher of math, English, his-
Continued On Page SEVEN

After receiving his B.S. in chemical
engineering at the University of Illinois 1 I
in 1942, John Stiefel went into the Army
Chemical Corps, landed in the sixth wave on
D-Day, mortared the Nazis, got mortared
himself, and came out with a Purple Heart,
a Bronze Star and a great eagerness to get'
back to the practice of non-destructive
He spent three weeks travelling from one
employment interview to another. In the
end he decided on General Electric-partic-
ularly the Air Conditioning Department in
Bloomfield, N. J.
"I figured," he says, "that a company
like G.E., growing outside of purely elec-
trical projects into such chemically based
fields as atomics, paints, and plastics, would
offer all the chemical opportunities I would
want. I wasn't wrong.'
At Bloomfield, John has helped staff the
Works Laboratory and plan its expansion.
He is now the laboratory's Chemica Section
Head and a consultant on chemical engi-
neering problems for the Department. With
further expansion underway in personnel,
equipment and floor space, John's job grows
For your copy of "Careers in the Elec-
trical Industry," write to Dept. 237-6,
General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y.

Gators In Miami Tonight; Split With Auburn

Saurians Capture

2nd Game; Lose

First Till 43-41

Tanzler Sinks 20 Points
As Gators Capture
SEC Contest

By Mac McGrew
Florida's hardwood Gators spli
a two game series with Au'bur

last week-end to give them a rec
ord of two wins and one loss ii
by the Gators Friday night 43 tb
41 but Florida roared back t
win Saturday night 47 to 39.
Hans Tanzler, towering Floridi
center, led the way to beat th<
Tigers with 20 points befouling
out in the second half. Ray Wil-
liams, Auburn forward, paced th(
losers with nine points.
Tanzler gave the Gators a lead
midway in the frist half and sanli
seven points at the close of the
first half to give Florida a 25 tc
19 half time lead. Julian Miller,
iHarry Hamilton, and Tanzlei
opened the second half with suc-
cessive goals and put Florida out
in front with a margin that Au-
burn never seriously threatened.
Tight Defense
Florida set up a tight defense in
the second half that held the Ti-
gers to eight points from the
floor but Auburn tallied 12 foul
shots to stay in the ball game.
Hamilton and Miller contribu-
ted eight points each to the G ato
cause and Mobberly followed Wil-
liams in Auburn scoring with
eight points.
Williams tallied the winning
goal in the final 30 seconds to
break a 41-41 tie and give Auburn
a hard-earned victory Friday
night. The game was close
throughout with Florida leading
most of the way only to lose in
the final minute.
Gators Hold Lead
The Gators ran up a five point
lead to break 1 24-24 half time
deadlock but the lead was short-
lived. Williams started hitting
with amazing accuracy and put
the Tigers ahead. George Nixon,
six foot eight inch Tiger pivot
man, controlled the rebounds and
reached up over the Florida men
time and again to stop Gator
scoring attempts.
Williams tallied 19 points to
lead the scoring. HarryHamilton,
Gator forward, rang up 15 points
to lead the Gators.
Bill Atkinson, starting Gator
forward, twisted his right knee
in the opening minutes of Friday
night's tilt and will be out of the
line up indefinitely. He will not be
ready for the Miami series this
week-end but may be ready to
play after Christmas holidays.

Football Bowl

By Bill Boyd
Michigan over Southern Cal:
The Wolverines will score one of
the most one-sided victories in
the history of the Rose Bowl.
Rough day for the Trojans.
Texas over Alabama: Bobby
Layne and 1his. mates will make
things too rough for Harry Gil-
mer in his last game of a great
collegiate career.
Georgia Tech over Kansas: The
Engineers will prove why Charley
Conerly of Mississippi should have
been on the Associated Press All-
American in place of Kansas' Ray
Southern Methodist over Penn
State: The boys from the South-
west COnference will again prove
their superiority in this game.
Doak Walker will play like the
All-American he is.

Date Tickets?
A record of the 1906 Florida-Rol-
ins game reveals that the admis-
sion was fifty cents. Florida date
tickets for the Georgia ga m e
cost $4.80.

A chem engineering major at Illinois, John
is now shaping up a chemical career in the
G-E Air Conditioning Department

As commander of Company A of the 87th
Chemical Mortar Battalion, John hit the
beaches early on D-Day, won five battle stars


Clearwater Comet

Bobby Forbes, Gator halfback who vas drafted by the New York
Yankees of the All-American Professional football loop. Forbes also
received nation wide attention this week when it was revealed he had
tid Charley Conerly of Mississippi for the Southeastern Conference
scoring title.

Bobby Forbes Ties Conerly

For SEC Scoring Top Spot

Gator Halfback Tallied 54 Points
To Tie Ole Miss Ace
Florida's Bobby Forbes, the Clearwater Comet, came
back into the sports limelight of the nation this week
when it was revealed that a recheck showed that Forbes
had tied Mississippi's All-American Charley Conerly for
the top position in the scoring race of the Southeastern
Conference with 54 points.
After a story came out of At-
lanta stating that Conerly had
won the title, the Alligator staff cessively on three runs and Coach
sent a hurried wire to the Asso- wolf took gahim out anter he had
ciated Press in Atlanta informing made the game a junione-sr.ed ar.air.
them that Forbes also had scored Forbes is a junior.
nine touchdowns. A re-check
showed that the Atlanta office 0i1a8 Break Finds
had left out one of the six pointers H l
tallied by the speedy Forbes.
Scored Nine Times R0Af AI i'"a
A breakdown of the Gator back tr l
shows that Forbes scored three ,
times in the Gator slaughter of R Ogh 0 1e lo
Furman, twice in the loss to Au-
burn, once each in the North Tex-
as, North Carolina iltate, Miami SAE, PKT, All-Stars, Murp.
and Kansas State games.
It was Forbes' long jaunt for a All In Middle Of
six pointer in the North Carolina Hot Race
State game that broke the long-
est losing streak in the history of
the school. His greatest, single Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Kap-
day performance was in Tampa pa Tau, the All Stars, and Mur-
when he virtually ran the Fur- phree C-D rated the number one
man lads off the field with his spots in their respective leagues
dazzling running. He tallied suc- as the Intramural athletic pro-

gram suspended play at the close
of the week for the Christmas
holidays, first major break of the
school year.
Figures released by the Intra-
mural Department yesterday re-
vealed that SAE holds a 25-point
margin over the Phi Delts in the
Fraternity Orange League; PKT
leads Pi Lambda Phi and Chi Phi,
currently sharing the second slot,
by 60 points in the Blue Loop;
the All Stars own a scanty two
point edge over the Hell Cats in
Independent League competition;
and Murphree maintains a four-
point bulge over second place
Temp. 0 in the Dorm circuit.
Dorm Race
In the heated Dorm race only
15 points separate the fourth
place Buckman B-C outfit from
the pace-setting Murphree crew.
Another red-hot battle is taking
place in the Independent group
with only 71 points intervening
between the leading All Stars and
the ninth place CLO aggregation.
Standings listed below include
all contests played to date in each
sport in the Dorm circuit and
both Frat loops. Independent
standings do not include touch
football, which is not yet com-
pleted and will be resumed in
January. Dorm bowling and frat
table tennis are slated to begin
after the holidays and will wind
up first semester competition in
those leagues.
Official Standings
Official Intramural standings:
Orange League 1. SAE, 639; 2.
PDT, 614; 3. ATO, 540; 4. KA,
525; 5. SN, 517; 6. SX, 473; 7.
DTD, 466; 8. PKA, 462; 9. SPE,
398; 10. KS, 339. Blue League -
1. PKT, 650; 2. PLP and XP, 590;
4 PGD, 544; 5. TEP, 520; 6. PKP,
503; 7. TX, 471; 8. BTP, 419; 9.
DS, 403; 10. LXA, 330: 0,I;-Nid
DS, 403; 10. DX, 394; 11. LXA,
330; 12. AGR, 303.
Independent League (First 12
teams) 1. All-Stars, 396; 2.
Hell Caats, 394; 3. Crane Hall,
380; 4. Saints, 360; 5. Seagle, 348;
6. Wesley, 343; 7. Tarpon, 336; 8.
Randuffs, 335; 9. CLO, 325; 10.
Presbyterian, 282;. 11. Pensacola,
243; 12. Baptist, 242.
Dorm League (First 10) 1.
Murphree C-D, 476; 2. Temp. O,
472; 3. Sledd C-G, 465; 4. Buck-
man B-C, 461; 5. Sledd J-H, 381;
6. Murphree L-M, 335; 7. Temp.
M., 324; 8. Fletcher D-E-F, 280;
9. Fletcher M-N, 260; 10. Fletch-,
er O-P, 250.

Speedy Gator Back

Is Drafted By Pro

New York Eleven

Bobby Forbes Gets Notice
From Professional
Grid Eleven
The New York Yankees, mem-
bers of the All-American profes-
sional football loop, have drafted
Bobby Forbes, Gator star half-
back, it was revealed this week.
Latest word from the Gator
back states that he is not think-
ing about professional football un-
til he finishes his four-year stretch
here at the University.
Forbes, who led the nation most
of the grid season in rushing, re-
ceived a wire late this week in-
forming him of the action of the
Yanks. The wire informed him
that complete details of the draft
would be forwarded him later this
Baseball Contract
Reliable sources informed the
Alligator sports department that
Forbes is not only thinking of pro
football, but also has his eye cast
toward a professional baseball con-
tract when he graduates from the
University. The Clearwater lad is
a junior and has one more year
on the gridiron for the Orange and
Forbes is an all-around athlete.
He has been a member of the Ga-
tor grid team for three years, has
been on the varsity baseball squad,
holding down first base, and is a
low shooter in the golf ranks.
Forbes is left-handed and was a
member of the Blackburn Bomber
softball team which won the dis-
trict, state and regional titles this
past summer. Forbes was right
fielder and clean-up hitter.
The shifty Florida gridder also
was a member of the Jacksonville
Naval Air Station football and
baseball teams while in the serv-


Coach Paul Severin announced
that freshman basketball will be-
gin Monday, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. in
the new gym. All freshmen are
urged to come out for the team.
The freshman schedule has not
been announced, but is now being'

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Phi Dells Score

12-0 Win Over

Sigma Nu Eleven

Score Seventh Victory
In Series Dates
Back To 1924

By Jack Ledoux
Phi Delta Theta splashed to a
hard-fought 12-0 victory over a
game Sigma Nu eleven before a
small crowd of rainsoaked fans at
Florida Field last Saturday.
Scoring in the second and fourth
periods, the Phi Delts racked up
their seventh victory in the rivalry
which dates back to 1924. A pair
of hard-running backs, Gene Bo-
lick of Miami and Thomas Dixon
of Jacksonville, plus fine defensive
line play spelled the difference be-
tween the two teams.
The teams battled on even terms
until the middle of the second
period when Dixon took a long
Sigma Nu punt off the toe of
Reeves Smith on his own 28 yard-
line and raced 72 yards up the cen-
ter of the field for a touchdown. A
beautiful block by Phi Delt guard,
Marcus Snow, on the Sigma Nu
35 yard-line eliminated the last
possible tackler. Bolick missed the
try for extra point.
Unable to Score
It was still anybody's ball game
in the third period as both teams
gained at will at mid-field, but
were unable to muster a scoring
Dawson Wilson set up the Phi
Delts second and final score early
in the fourth period by intercept-
ing a pass by Sigma Nu quarter-
back, Herman Wink, Leesburg, on
his own 40 and racing all the way
to the Sigma Nu 35 before being
shoved out of bounds. Bolick took
over from there, and on three suc-
cessive line plunges, carried the
ball down to the Sigma Nu eight
yard-line. James Burke, halfback
from Jacksonville, went the final
eight yards around right end for
the score on a clever hand-off from
Bolick which caught the defense
napping. Bolick again missed the
extra point.
Sigma Nu Scores
An exchange of punts after the
kick-off brought the ball to the
Phi Delt 39 yard-line where Bolick
fumbled and Sigma Nu recovered.
After Don MacInnes lost seven
yards, Les Jinks, fullback from
Panama City took over the ball-
carrying duties, and on a series of
brilliant runs advanced the ball
to the Phi Delt nine yard-line.
With only seconds to go the Sigma
Nus tried a desperation pass which
fell incomplete as the game ended.
Rain fell through-out the entire
game, and, although much of the
field was under water, the two
Fraternity teams put on a fine ex-
hibition of football for those fans
who braved the weather to see the
The Sigma Nu backs had diffi-
culty handling the wet ball from
the intricate T-formation, but
Hurse, Jinks, MacInnes, and Sut-
ton all turned in nice runs, and
Douglass and Wink turned in
creditable performances at quar-
terback. Fred Simpson, Bud Coit,
Charley Thomas, and Ed Dempsey
stood out on the line.
Al Lindgren, Jim Robinson, Joe
Burnett, and Kirk Westcott were
stand-out performers on the Phi
Delt line while Bolick and Dixon
carried the load in the backfield.

Golden Gloves

Tourney In Feb.
It was announced late this week
that the Fifth Annual Jackson-
ville Journal W J H P Golden
Gloves Boxing Tournament will
be held ir, the Duval County Ar-
mory Feb. 23, 24, and 25. The
tourney will be divided into two
divisions, one group for the nov-
ice and another for all amateurs.
Broadus Tops

Loren Boardus, 155 pound Flor-
ida halfback from Jacksonville,
was named by Florida sports writ-
ers for the 1946 Orange Bowl
award as the "Most Outstanding
High School Athlete."

Gator Cager

i~r .

McAmliser's lagers

Crippled For Tilts

With Stale Rivals

Atkinson, Tanzler, Belden
On Injured List For
Important Games

S By John Williford
Coach Sam McAllister, whose
I Gator basketballers seem to be
I getting the same dose of hard
I luck-in the form of injuries-
that cropped out on the Gator
gridiron, will take a crippled ten-
man squad along with him down
to the University of Miami in Mi-
Sami, where they -open up a two-
Si game series with the Hurricane
cagers Friday an d Saturday
1Two Gator first stringers were
listed as doubtful starters. Bill
.0 '" AtkinsoiA, Florida's sharp-shoot.
^ing forward and last year's team
^ captain, will most likely watch the
game from the bench. The tow-
ering Jacksonville letterman, who
.. has sparked .the Gators in their
,. three wins this season, was in-
jured in the Auburn game and is
Hans Tanzler not expected back in action until
the first of the year.
Tanzler Injured
Ta fleriea>Hans Tanzler, giant rebound
lancer Leads Gao r artist, was also placed on the aul-
ing list, with a bad cold. Tanzler,
who at present is pacing the Ga-
j In g iorln tor scorers with 64 points and is
Sone of the leading scorers in the
f Fist EF r T6s~ Southeastern Conference, took
Ofi F O ur9 Tiis scoring honors last year for Flor-
S ida. %
Big Gator Center Has The Florida boys sot off to a
Sa r sizzling hot. start this season by
Averaged 16'Points mauling Tampa University, fol-
Pr Game lowed by a win over Mississippi
"Per Game State, but slacked off in the first
tilt of their two-game stand
Hans Tanzler, Gator center, and stand against Auburn by losing a
Bill Hamilton, forward, are cur- close, 43-41 decision. However, the
rently leading the Florida basket- Gators came back in the second
ball scorers with 64 and 52 points game 'to hand .the Alabamans a
respectively. Julian Miller is not 47-39 drubbing. The latter three
far behind the leaders with 32 games were all Southeastern Con-
points. ference games," placing the Flor-
Tanzler, who measures six feet idians in the upper half of the lea-
three inches in bare feet and Hails gue with a two-one record.
from Jacksonville, has averaged Welch May Start
16 points per game and hit a peak McAllister may start Sopho-
of 20 points against Auburn Sat- more Bill Welch, who turned up in
urday night, previous games this season with
Harry Hamilton, letterman from surprisingly stellar performances,
the '47 basketball squad and rated at the pivot post in place of Tanz-
the most improved player on the ler. Either Harold Haskins, let-
team, has averaged 13 points per terman last year, or Henry Cor-
game. His outstanding floor game nell, rookie defensive ace, will get
mixed with his uncanny one hand the starting signal at Atkinson's
shots, with either hand from any- forward -slot. Harry, Hamilton
where on the floor, makes him a will be at one forward and Julian
one f oward and Julian
key man in the Gator quintet. Miller at one of the guard post-
Julian Miller, also a veteran of tiona.
last year's team, is keeping in the Last year, the Gators split four
scoring race by tallying an aver- games with their arch rivals frfn
age of eight points per game. He the deep South, taking both vals
hit the basket for 14 points in the deep South, takig both g_&mes
hit the basket for 14 points inat Gainesville by decisive mar-
the Mississippi State game. at Gaesville by decisive mar-
Bill Atkinson, injured in the ini- gains, and losing both games at
tial Auburn game Friday night, Miami by decisive margins.
is fourth on the Gator scoring list Scoring Ace
with 17 points for the season, fol- In the four games played, aside
lowed closely by Harry Haskins from Tanzler's 64 points, Harry
with 16 points. Hamilton and Julian Miller have
placed second and third in scor-
ing, with 52 and 32 points, respec-
Spring Grid Drills tS owing the Miami series, the
Gators will take a two-week
To Open n Feb. Christmas layoff until January
fifth and sixth, when they journey
The recent football season will to Baton .Rouge to .tangle with
have been closed only two months strong L.S.U., followed by an en-
before the Gators will go into counter with Tulane in New Or-
spring practice with the begin- leans.
ning of the second semester. It
was announced that February 9
would mark the first day of M ontgomery
workouts. Practice will continue n o
through about the fourth week in
March, to be concluded with the Takes Bowlang
traditional intra-squad contest i 1
between the Orange and White ,MOrO!S in City
Coach Wolf looks forward to Trace Montgomery, Jr., a Un.
this practice as an opportunity to versity student walked off witl.
lay a stress upon fundamentals, most of the honors in the first
as well as a chance to give more half of the season's play in the
individual attention. Wolf point- City Classic Ten Pin Bowling
ed out that anyone enrolled in the League, which is Gainesville's
present fall semester will be eli- class "A" bowling loop.
gible for the varsity team next Montgomery took first place
year and should come out for in individual averages with 177,
spring practice if interested, had a 236 for high single, and de-
feated Norwood Hope, also a
All-Americans versity student, in a play off for
Two members of the Universi- high set. Both had registered 633
ty of Florida coaching staff were during the season.
All-America footballers in their Hope took second place honors,
playing days. End Coach Paul posting an average of 176. Ray
Severin at the University of Bice, another University student,
North Carolina and line coach Ted rolled 235 for second highest
Twomey at Notre Dame. score of the season.

When you go home for the holidays

say "Merry


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sons, 1934 and 1935, Florida's Ga-
tors scored 113 points.








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shown above are three members of the University of Florida
swimming team which will soon open its regular swimming season.
The Gator tankmen will hold two meets here in Gainesville. They will
meet Clemson here March 5 or 6 and Georgia Tech here March 22.

Swimming Team Works Out

Despite Icy Tank Water

Swimmers To Meet Carolina Teams
AnA O.ther mo.nakuan n... uA

81%91WA WN"Cr OPUPY"vrn 49uaas
By Bill Pepper
Who would' like a nice long s-wim everv day of the
if you think you would, take a visit to the University
howiny pool and watch the Gator swifnining team dur-
il)qr oe of their worknuts on all afternoon when the met,-
cur.y is down in tbe- thirties and forties; you Inight change
Youj- mind,
Although the pool has never aCtURIly frOZell ON7er,
,--ot)ie of th.e boirs, oil the souad sivear they have bo ght ice
in anticipation of the occa-
sion, on iome of the colder days,
the 51, -ininters have used ice picks'
to copr with the larger icebergs Flayet Three O ps
oncorlitered in the pool, but have
fol-ijid that smaller berga can be
ovqr wi th little, injury to the Dorm lon (age
any boys to partici
-ish liato
in the aDortx at the University of Title This Week
Florida bpt are. too warm blooded, i
and mi,.9t be selned from the bot- 1
thn of the pool and rushed indoors
to ht, put;utider boil`I-' wa,er sft- Score 31-16 Victory
fr their first plung, Into the icy OVer Fletcher M-N I
r,-trs. Double pneuinonia, whoop-
W, cough, and pitiful drowMngs, In Final Game
in io 2 have taken the lives of many 5
trr-'-`bc Gator swimming gi-a-S., Flavet Three, an unexpected
bi'L tl-ir memories only serve to Dorm League team which has en-
the remaining Gators on to t
tered only two sports to date, ran
rcepipplislinjents. a basketball team into the Dorm
mptly pro-
"Aurned Last V"r UUgt LUU111CY and pro
ceeded to bowl over all opposition,
v;ar the, Florida tanknier.1 capping a series of triumphs with
grt,-t- in intercollc-iate coill- 2 31-16 final round victory over
P-tition after a Avartirn; lapse of 'Fletcher M-N Wednesday night to
foir %,cars. The 1947 season rec- will the meet.
ord siands at two NA,-ins aiid four 1 Paced by a trio of Gator grid-
Last year's Gator..'swim- I ders who equally at home on a
jrIng team won decisively over-the basketball court, Toli-iniy Bishop,
Univen-,ity of Georgia and Clem- j Vic Vaccaro, and Franli Lorenzo,
son College, while losing to strong I the Flavets went wild in the see-
Gooi-ia Tech and Erno ry aggrega- I ond quarter to outseore Fletc er,
tions twice. Previous tearns bad, 12 to two in that period, and- run
ileil tile SEC championship five' their halftirne margin to' 18-6.
nut of six times, and were unde- From then on, it was a Flavet ball
feated in seven consecutive Years game. Bishop led the scoring with
of dual meet.,,. 1 12 points while Sam Mirabelia and
This year has seen the addition! Charlie Fisher topped the losers'
of two new teams to the, svvini-! offensive efforts with six and
iner,' schedulp- The inerpien ;;et I seven points, respectively.
tbe Uni%1,1! 'Aty of North 'Carolina,, DoAvned Alachua
and '.' C SLal,, as well, as the Flavet bad entered the finals by
tealli's last yeag"s sq4ad s'valll- i taking a 28-21 se)nj-fil ial contest I
The SFIC meet will be 'hel(j at! from' Alachua. Bill 'Lane sparked r
Georgia Tech follwing the regu- the eventual champs on that oc-
lar dual meet season. i
vasion with six field goals. Man- i
Puring the Christmas holidays: while Mirabella chalked up a dozen i
Inost of the swimmers, and Coach- tallies against Buckinan B-C in the I
es Genovar and Reilly will attend -final i
cther semi outing to lead
the annual w initning forum in Ft. Fletelier to a narrow 28 -26 squeak I
Latiderdale for the first time 1-n past the third bracket wimiers.
the history of the school. Lasting Included among Flavet's un-
two weelip, it is reported that broken victory skein was a 17-10
Kchigan, Ohio State, Georgia win over Sledd J-H, a 35-11 wal'
Tech, Ernory, North Carolina, and loping of Thomas CD, &,,,25-8 vic-
nany other of the top teams of the tory against Fletcher K-L, and a I
nation will be there, Several 26-14 triumph over Temp. J.
ivorld's records were broken at the Team Members
forum last year, and it is expect- Members of the two final round
ed that several record perform- fives follows! Flavet Lorenzo,
ances will be turned in at the two Vaccaro, and Roy Lanier of Tam-
meets to be, held during the course pa; Lane of Plant City; Bill
of the Christmas vacation, Scruggs, Monticello; Bob Jenkins,
Returlaing Lettermen Vero 136ach; Jim Powell, Valdosta,
Ga.; Bishop, Jacksonville; Dick
Frank Gerrovar, head swimming Poston, West Palm Reach; Jack
coach, his six returning lettermen Alderman, Mulberry; and Bill
and several talented newcomers Cosper, Gainesville.
from which to pick the '48 squad. Fletcher* Mirabella, Fisher,
The returning lettermen are: John Bob Heykenx, Joe Lopez, and Sal
Cornell, Coral Gables, 220,440 free- FeliciOne of Tampa; John Tsan-
$tYle specialist; Tom Brown, Tam- garis and Nat Tsangaria of Tarpon
Pa, who doubles in the backstroke Springs; and Al Cribbett of St.
and the middle distances; Bill Pete.
l3raCken and Bill Harlan, both of


Dayfona Club, Sledd CarG, Temp.0

Take Tif les In Mural Track Meef

Dykes, Bryan Pace
Respective Teams Hal Grif fin Breaks Collegiate
In Competition Mark For All Punt Returns
lay Julian Clarkson Gator Back Av I erages 26,7 Per Try
The Club of Daytona annexed
the Independent League track With Ton Itunbacks
crown and Sledd C-G and Temp. .
0 tied for the Dorm Loop cham Little Hal Griffin, Florida's speedy 160 pound halfback met a new
pionship last week as the three- record this year for a minimum of ton runbacka for an 4werage of 26.7
day Intra-mural cinder meet Cam(! yard5 per runback. Griffin who hailx from Tampa a)xo led tile nation
to EL close' in 1946 with an average of 20.1 per try,
Daytona scored only one indi- Griffin broke Red Williami ofUmnesota, mark who met the old
vidual first place in inningg the mark at 24.2 while holding down a bitckfield berth in 1944. The figures
Independent tournament but pick- were released by the National
ed up enough seconds and thirds Collegiate Bureau and'was carried
to nose out the Saints, who rack-' by the Associated Press.
ed up three firsts, 26 1-2 points to jk The ll,,,y little just
23. The Hell Cats ran a close fini4h(jd his second year on the
Gator varsity and still
third with 22 tallies. FkA PKT Capture two
Bernard Dyxes of Daytona r more yearx with the Orange and
paced the title Blue, One of Griffins longest runs
-winning cndre of the neason w" a 90 yard gallop
squad -,vith a first in the 120 Y. d after taking a han&off from
low hurdles and a second in the Fraternity Track Chuck Hunainger on a Kansas
60-yard dash, but it was Bryan of
the Saints who was high Poi t State punt. The little Ta'mpan
scampered up the side of the field
man of the meet. Bryan romp n' M eet W ith Ease Tulane Game
home first in the 220-yard dash for the xcore.
and the 880-yard run and was a Other times the Gator speedsters
member of the fifth place Saint
relay team, a permormance good Crowds Watch Events show his superior speed waps in the
for 11 points. Tula le game when the Green
The end of a hotly contested, With Number Of Rec- Wavle had taken a 7-0 lead. Griffin
Dorm meet found Uledd C-G'and ords Threatened took a punt on the Oreenie 46 and
Temp. 0 deadlocked at 26 points broke for the goal line, Just as he
each. Tpmn- f) simns.RP.(i t.11P mnqt reached a cleaT'field he stumbled

Varsity Golfers

Whip City Group
'University of Florida's varsity
golf, team scored a 36 1-2 to 23
1-2 victory over the Gainesville
Country Club team late this week.
The University boys also grabbed
off the first t1irie place& In the
low score division. Jack Vidal
carded and Leon Sikes 72's to tie
fOr'the low -,Core of the day, Fred
Thrasher poxte4 EL 78 for third low
score of. the match,
Wb*t A score
no University of Florida's most
lop-sided football victory wa;s a
140-0 rout of Southern in 1013,
and the other sicre or. the ledger
,shows a 75-0 loss to the Univer-
sity of Georgia in 1942.

wse.'CP, Ralph Smith, PKT, 5'6-
Shotput, OrangoBudge me-
Cowin, 3AN,461 14"; Biue-Gil-
Icy Walker, DC, 40'1",
Running broad jump, Orange-
Billy Harper, Ka, 21'4 1-2"; Blue
Sam-HyMan, PGD, WS".`
Discus throw, Orange-Billy
Turner, KA, 136 1-2'; Blue
Gilky Walker, DC,

eacn. -iemp. u am"secl. tne most 'By Bill Moor
first places, three, but Aae unable Kappa Alpha, and Phi Kappa
to outscore the Sledd team, Temp, Tau put on a, show of real athletes
H was third with 3 points, fol- this past week to cop the Intra-
lowed by Fletcher M-N with 18, mural track meet before a large
CLO with IT and Murphree C-D crowd of highly enthuastic stu-
,,vith 16. dents.
rrange Star The Phi Kappa Taus won five
Individual star of the Dorm first places, one second, one third
meet was Edwin Prange, a Vero and two fourths to gain a total
Beach trackster who tallied 14.of of 33 points to place first in the
Murptiree C-D's 16 points by win- Blue League. Phi Gamma Delta
ning the high jump and broad placed second with Chi Phi, Delta
jurnp and placing second in the Chi and Delta Sigma following in
880-yard run. that order.
No existing records were even KA's Net 42 Points
threatened during either meet. On The KAs gained 42 points bY
the whole, Independent times and picking up f1v*e firsts, one second,
distances were slightly better two thirds, three fourths and one
than those in the Dorm circuit. fifth. Phi Delta Theta, ATO, and
Summaries SAE followed in that order gain-
Summary of the two meets, ing 31, 261/2, and 26 points re-
with the first three places for spectively.
each event listed in each league, New records were set in both
follows: I the 60 yd, dash and the 440 yd. I
7()-yard high hurdles (Ind.) rela y since both of these are new 4
1. Gate-wood, Saints, 10.1; 2. Rob- events in the Intramural traclK j
bins, CLO; 3. Parker, Crane Hall, program. 'None of the standing
(Dorm) 1. Horne, Sledd C-G, 11:6; records were broken although,
2. Stone, Ternp. 0; 3. Felicione, one or two were threatened.
Fletcher M-N. Table Tennis Next
60-yard dash I Ind.) 1. Yan- The next sport in the Fraternity
cey, Hell Cats, 6.9; 2. Dykes, Leagues will be Table Tennis
Daytona; 3. Garrigus, All Stars. which will start on Tuesday, Jan. I
(Dorm) 1. Hall, Fletcher M-N, 7 6. This will be the last sport of
flat; 2. Hannon, Sledd C-G; 3. this semester. Bowling will be the
Comitos. Temp. 0. first in the program of the sec-
100-yard dash (Ind.) 1. Yan- ond semester.
ce,, Hell Cats, 11 flat; 2. Ensign, It was emphasized by Depart-
Presbyterian; 3. Moffett, Day- ment officials that the rule in
tona. (Dorm). Marsh, 21ledd C-G, table tennis pertaining to the
11.5; 2. Hall, Fletcher M-N; 3. serve will be regidly adhered to
Stone, Temp. 0. in the tourney. The rule is stated,
120-yard low hurdles (Ind.) as follows:
1. Dykes, Daytona, 15.3; 2. Bar- "To constitute a legal serve, the
top, Hell Cats; 3. Parker, Crane I-all must be projected into the
Ball. (Dorm) 1. Comitos, Temp. air from the palm of the hand
0, 15.7; 2. Zipperer, Temp. H, into the full view of the oppon-
(no third). ent."
220-yard dash -- (Ind.) 1. Bry- The winners in each of the
an, Saints, 24 fl,t; 2. Moffett, events is;
Daytona; 3. Reilly, Crane Hall. 70,yd. high hurdles, Orange-
(Drm) 1. Stone, Temp. 0, 25.8; Billy Rowe, ATO, 9.6; Blue-John
2. Crawford, Fletdher D-E-F; 3. Lewis, BTP, 10.6.
Garber, Murphree L-M. 60 yd. dash, Orange-Hitt Grif-
880-vai-d run (Ind.) 1. Bryan, fin. KA, 6.6; Blue-Bob Goodwin,
Saints, 2:14; 2. Wright, Daytona; PXT, 6,7.
3, Cochran, Tarpon. (Dorm) 1. 100 yd. dash, Orange-Loren
Busse, Temp. H., 2:19,5; 2. Broadus, PDT, 10.1;
Range, Murphree C-D; 3. Crow- Goodwin, PKT, 10.6,
son, Sledd J-H. 880 yd. run, Orange-Ted P4f-
440-yard relay -- (Ind.) 1. Pres- ford, SAE, 2.09,,6; Slue-L Sandy
byterign, 49.4; 2. Daytona and Jobason, AGR, 2,19:T.
Randuffs (tie). (Dorm 120 low hurdles, Orange-Rilly
0, 50.4; 2. Sledd C-G; 3. Temp. H. Rowe, ATO, 14.2; Blue-John Lew-
High jumpt (Ind.) 1. Rob- is, BTP, 1,5.5.
bins, CLO, 5'4 38"; 2. Nodine, 220 yd. dash, Oranga-,I.Aren
Presbyterian and Fleming, $eagle Broadus, PDT, 23.0; Blue--Bob
(tie). (Dorm) I. Rangee, Murph- Goodwin, PKT, 23.2.
ree C-D, 5' 4' 3-8"; 2. Webb 440 yd. relay, Orange-Ka, -47.0,
Hal Griffin, Don J)avidgo
Fletcher D-E-F; 3. Middleton, In, Dick
Temp. H. McNutt, Doug Edwards; Blue-
Broad jump (Ind.) 1. Flem- PKT, 50.5, Wallace HUghson, Du-
ing, Spagle, 19' 9 1-2"; 2. Coin- a-ne Miner, Athal Smith, Tom
mander, Stings; 3. Robbins, CLO. Bowman.
(Dorm) 1. Range, Murphree C-D High jump, Orange -Billy Har-
Per, KA, 5'11 7-8; Blue-Bill Ro-
19'; 2. Marsh, Sledd C-G, 3.
Blount, Buckman B-C.
Discus (Ind.) 1. Carver, Tar- Sbotput (Ind.) 1, Delylipgoy,
pon, 1191 5"; 2. Brown, Helt Cats; All 9tar,% 47' 4"; 2. IsitUman
3, A. Bracken, CLO. (Dorra) 1. Crane Hall; 3. Carver, Taipcn.
Gardiner, Buckman B-C, 125'- (Dorm) 1. Webb, Fletchey D-E-F.
5 3-4"; 2. Midleton, Temp. H; 42' 2"; 2. Gardiner, Buck pn ',8,C;
Berrier, Sladd J-H. 3. Frurnkes, Sledd C-G,


To All


West Side of Square

The University of Florida's
longest winning streak was from
the'third game of the 1910 sea,'
son to the third game of the 1912
oe"on, a stretch of 13 xtr&ight

freshman squad are: Bill McGrath,
Lake Worth; Ed Glass, Ft. Laud-
erdale, backstroke; Doug Philips,
Vt. Lauderdale, and John Pandac,
Trenton, New Jersey, breast-



--- ---- 11 U, --, --
scored the only tally on a 68 yard
run after taking a Bulldog puxi. t
The little fellow for the entire r
season scored four times.

Action aplenty was the theme of the Intramural Track meet recently as the leading tracksters of
the University came out and put on a real show for the large crowd that watched. Above is shot fro -
the high hurdles which was one of the hatest contested events of the meet.

Physical Ed
Contirwea Frorn rage six MURAL MUSINGOS





tory, chemistry, phynics, and the
biological sciences.
. The required phys ical education
program is a four-year activity
for all students and is designed to
impart Skilla in games in which
the student will be able to partici,
pate adn enjoy throughout life.
The basic program offers running,
conditioning activities, boxing,
swimming, apparatus and tumb
ling, and rugged games, while the
advanced phase pernifts student
choice of such game activities PA
tennis, handball, golf and swim-
Popular rrogrvw
.-3nceeuweffioIJ mremdIgn-Mf..
The extremely popular program
of intramural activity offers a,
compreben4ive slate of cowpeti
tive 5ports and recreation for the
entire stdent body, and guages its
pace to that.l;trge number of atu-
dents who for various rea4a.rls do
not participate in he intercolleg-
iate program. Fourteen different
sports are offered in intramurals,
and, coeducational games and rec-
reation are encouraged in activi-
ties which lend themselves to mix-
ed marti6ipatiQn.
The department of athletics in-
,-Iudes all -intercollegiate sports.
Football, ba,94etball, ba,5ebal,
track, and swimming are the ma-
Jor sports, with golf, tennis, rifle
aad cross country are minor
D, addition to offering a barb-
Plor of arts degree iia its field, the
Uollege of 'Phyaic;Ll Education,
146alth and Athletics is being.
rounded into a valuable service
for every student man and
woman enrolled at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
Without in any way minimizing
the tremendous values of purely
academic instruction wid practi-
2al application, Tlie Univenity of
Florida's new college I-, arldirig to
the fullnear, of the ljmeraily by
stressing to all studenta"thq im-
port&nce of -physical fitpgoo and
the competitive will,

By Julian Clarkson

Independent outfits cam make the
same claim. The Blue T!Pagtip,
comes nearest being a case of
monopoly since'noile of the t4st
eight teams in the standings bave
annexed a trophy as yet.

tramural track meet of last week:
Loren Broadus' slump from a 10.1
sprint in the 100-yd. dash prelims
to a not-somgood 10.4 in the finals;
but both were winning times as
was the speedy Phi Delt's 23 flmt in
the 220. Billy :ffarper, KAY
was another two-time winner in
the Orange League, taking first
honors in the high jump and the
broad jump. Both these men,
however, were outshoine by PK73
'Goodwin, who broke the tape In
the 60, the 100, and the 220, and
ali in one afternoon. A num-
ber of people are after the., inside
.9tory on why the victory- hungry
Phi Delts didn't cash in an the
atrong right arm of.Frank 15emp-
sey--the husky Phi Delt tossedL the
shot for the All Stare of the In-
dependent League and dented the
earth almost a foot farther than
the winning Frat heave, turned in
by SAE's Budge McCown. Ac-
cording to reliable reports, all of
the contestants in one heat of the
440-yd. relay pas sed their batons
off to the wrong man.
ODDS 'N ENDS: The Phi Delt-
Phi Tau touch football game Was
called off because of i4dlement
weather and lack of interest....
Two major sports still remain to
be played during the second semes-
tervolleyball and softball, tradi-
tionally biggest of the "major"
.sports, though it doesn't count
more than the others. The In-
tramural Departm-ent can still use
students who are interested in of-
Merry Christmas, everybody,

Gainesville, divers; Jack Ford,
Gainesville, 50-100 free-otyle; and
Bill Pepper, Gadnesville, middle
Newcomers who pre worIging
Out for the vsraity Xquad include:
Lou Brown, Tamps, former state
high school 50-100 free style
chanip; Mark Brown, Tampa, 220-
440 free-xtyle; Fred Teed, West
Paln, Beacb; Jim M*rtin, Gaineo-
Ville, and Henry Martin Jackson-
Ville, baclistroke, and Bxr4 Ride-
Out, Fort Pierce, breaststroke,
Men Working for berthx on the

We take pleasure in offering
you the compliments of the
season and truly hope you
have a very happy holiday.

720 W. University Ave.
Phones 48 And 49




AS TH14 HALFWAY mark of
the Intramural slate draws near-
er, it has becomes evident that no
team in any of the four leagues
will be able to gaina "safe" lead
over its ilosest rivals at any time
during the season. Present stand-
ings released by the Intramural
Department yesterday beer this
assumption out, showing that the
leader's mArgin in the Iiidepend4nt
League is a mere two points, in the
Dorm Loop is only four points, and
is only 25 points in the Orange
Another bit of evidence which
testifies to the heated competition
this; year is the distribution of
individual titles in each les,911e. For
instance, the Phi Delts, who won
six individual titles last year in
,copping the Frat crqWil, have won
,only: two sports to date, horseshoes
and, touch football. Five Orange
League teams have won at least
one'title, thus far.
The name holds true in the other
circuits. Six dorm teams have won
a sports crown already while five

Dorm Tennis
(Singles)-Bue'knian B-C defeat-
ed Sledd C-G in the finals;
(Doubles) --gledd C-G scored a
final round triumph over Temp. 0.
Independent Football
RanduM 30, Holmes County 0;
..3 0-
Tarpon Clu 44, .81owpoke. I
Presbyterian 20, The Club 0; All
Stars 24, Baptist Union 0.
Dorm Baslietball
Flavet 0,) 31- Fletcher-MY16 I
(finals),, Fletch;r M-N 29. Buck-
man B-C 26; Flavet (3) 28, Ala- j
chua 21.

and fell on the Tulane 14. Doug
4 )Belden then took over and pitched
R xcOring PRxR to Joe Cheiser for
0, six Pointer after which Laz
Lewis converted for a tie ball
In the Georgia game Griffin

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Nearly 80,000 U. Of Fla.

Alumni, Only 700 Active
Continued for Page ONE
alumni behind the program. We need the
alumni organized.
We have 1,700 acres in one plot here.
As George F. Baughman, business man-
ager, stated, "very few colleges can make
that statement." We have eight colleges
and four schools. We have 600 faculty
members, 700 apartment units, marks of
progress all over the campus, and we're
growing every day.
It is the earnest desire of the, Alumni
Association, through its new secretary,
Billy Matthews, to organize at least one
club in each of the 67 counties during the
next twelve months. Over 5,000 active
alumni by next year at this time is the
goal. President Miller would like to see
it 10,000. We would like to see such a
strong alumni association behind us.
You students with your ability and en-
thusiasm can be of invaluable aid in help-
ing form these clubs. If you are interest-
ed, the alumni office in Florida Union will
be glad to give you- lists of the alumni in
your hometown. Then, if you will make
personal calls on at least 10 or 15 alumni,
getting them to plan an organizational
meeting, a club can be organized in your
home community in no time.
You can turn these statistics around to
fit the University.

A 'Grateful Citizen' Is

Leading Way For Alumni

Following in the shadows of the drive
for a greater Alumni Association are the
benefits the University of Florida's foot-
ball team would receive with a strong
backing force behind them.
Pete Norton, sports editor of the Tampa
Tribune, and holder of the alumni plaque
for "outstanding alumnus of the year" re-
cently wrote in his column that the Flor-
ida "alumni were eager to have a winning
football team, but somewhat slow in dig-
ging into their bankrolls to finance said
After he wrote that, a "sincerely grate-
ful citizen" sent him a plan for a "one-
two club," in which 500 of the people of
the state would donate $100 each with
the understanding that the donation is
effective only if, as, and when the goal of
500' such contributions is reached. Oth-
erwise, "the $100 is to be refunded." Time
limit would be six months, and if it is
reached then, each would kick in another
$100 making the total of $100,000, the

amount that Norton mentioned needed
for the team.
Incidentally this "sincerely grateful
citizen" is not an alumnus of the school,
but is interested enough to draw up such
a plan. We heartily endorse this "one-two
club" plan, and Pete Norton for his con-
tinuous efforts. We also would like to see
more alumni clubs organized in order
to continue such a plan in the alumni
circles. We should not let non-alumnus
out-do us. So, students, back this alumni
drive in your hometown this Christmas.

Explanations Are Not

Wholly Satisfactory

Revisions are necessary in every course,
it is said, but the suddeness with which
the "revisions" came in Comprehensive
Course 52's program of explaining Com-
munism is a subject puzzling to many. Ex-
planations have been made but they
aren't wholly satisfactory. It is difficult
to see how "misinterpretations" are go-
ing to be prevented merely by substitut-
ing a book which deals with Communism
within the United States for a book tell-
ing of Communism within Russia itself.
And why should the Communist Mani-
festo be eliminated from the program?
Surely that document tells of the aims of
Communism in a manner which leaves no
room for doubt. Karl Marx is the founda-
tion of that system which we should drive
toward keeping out of this country. There
can be no misinterpretation there.
It would seem that the misinterpreta-
tion might better be called "elements of
pressure" put on from sources which are
afraid to have University of Florida stu-
dents look at Communism in an objective
light. On one side it is said that there have
been no complaints; on another side it is
said tha t there have been but that they
shall be nameless. Someone has put the
pressure on to eliminate courses which
he, or they, want to keep out of the Uni-
versity. In order that there won't be a
complete furor it's termed a revision.
Don't muzzle Florida students. Many
fought with the Russians and learned.
something of their ways. The younger
students haven't. Let them, too, form
opinions. If they see the same things many
others saw they'll form the same intense
aversion to the Communistic system. But
give them a chance to study it carefully
or they will be perfect clay for the Reds
to mould to the shape of the USSR bear.

By Jingo By Johns Barton Johns

December, 1937 same as Physical Culture. Before giving holidays by telling him that
Dear Santa,- I could say "J. Hillis Miller," I I could rope steers, call hogs, and
I am a normal, healthy girl, 7 was a member of the Weightlifters spit seven feet.
years old. This is extravagant, but could
Please bring me a big baby doll, Club, a champion billiards player, I have a hand-strung, seed pearl
a baby doll carriage, and a tea and captain on the football team. bathing suit? You can get the
set. They did give me an "F" Club pattern from Gypsy Rose Lee. I
Thank you, sweater, but you know, they jusf am tired of wearing those skimpy
Willa Run. 't de rls swim shorts given out at the Uni-
aren't made for girls. .
December, 1947 I finally had a date last month, versity pool.
Dear Santa, ecemberYou know what we did ran That is all, Santa. This has been
I am a normal, healthy girl, 17 around the track nine times and such a confusing year-hemlines
years old. then,had buttermilk at the College going down, prices going up, neck-
Please bring me a big baby boy, Inn! lines going down., I tell you,
about 21 years old. I consider my- And Santa, I really do need they're going to have to stop
self quite a beautiful creation- some new clothes. My sweaters somewhere!
gobs of black hair, goo-goo eyes, are worn out and I'm wearing my Thank you,
and protruding lips. Father said brother's dungarees. That's all Willa Run.
that like Miss J. Russell, I was right when we're home in Arcadia *
doubly endowed by nature. Boys but it's different here. A girl has December, 1997
look once at me and whistle. Boys to look inviting, appealing, seduc- Dear Santa,
look twice at me and blush. Why tive (I don't care what mother I am a normal, healthy girl, 67
is that? said). years old.
I transferred from Tally this I wrote mother that- I needed Please bring me a big baby doll,
semester, expecting to be engaged something warm to wear in the a baby doll carriage, and a tea
by Christmas. I made the mis- evenings. She sent a pair of bloom- set.
take of signing up for Physical ers! Dear mother, she entertained Thank you,
Education, thinking it was the the one date I had over the Thanks- Willa Run.

Early To Bed By Marty Lubov

There are columnists and col- At which point friend McLemore American college populace fought
umnists. took up the poison pen ad began actively in the recent war. They
They come in various genera, squirting out at the college popu- resent being called "campus-
in many forms and fancies. Their lace. Henry "doesn't like jerks e
phylla is of the lip-service boys knocking a top guy." Furthermore, crossing witches." Especially do
and political back-stabbers, the says thd Daytona Beach Damon they resent it when it is such a
spittle-drooling gossipers and the Runyon, "You lightweight little pleasure to cross a green peaceful
snide-remark joes. There are hon- college boys wouldn't know what campus after crossing the blood-
est columnists too; men who are a laugh can mean, would you? flecked English Channel in land-
not afraid to plumb the depths of It's not your fault, boys, that ing craft on the way to guaran-
soul-searching and come up with when men were slipping slugs in a tee your right to a free press.
a knife-sharp logical solution for .45 you were dropping slugs in a Bob Hope?
today's problems. juke box ." I He's a fine comedian, Mr. Mc-
And then there is Henry Me- Let me tell you something, Mr. Lemore. His Hooper is as high as
Lemore. McLemore. your salary. Yet, we seem to feel
It is said that this syndicated Freedom of the press is a fine that great as he is, bad taste
typewriter-jockey has a great fol- thing, isn't it? It gives your doesn't blend too well with the
lowing. He writes well for his smooth-clicking brain a chance to living room furniture. The man
money. Every adjective fits into pass out some sage sardoniscisms with the ski-snoot did bring a song
place, every noun is a gem. He's to be accepted by the unknowing to the hearts of many men over-
good. mass of non-collegians who never seas. Then they went about the
But somewhere between the cup saw the inside of a freshman serious business of fighting a war.
and the lip McLemore dropped the English writing lab let alone fit And let me tell you something
crockery. under the senior's mortarboard. else, McLemore.
Seems like 400 college students They laugh and say, "Well, old I know a sophomore. Yes, he
in 40 universities took a poll re- Henry's in top form today. Sure even wears saddle shoes. I also
cently. It was a vote to determine let those kids have it, didn't ne?" know that stashed away some-
the relative moral standings of We know better, Henry. where in a drawer is a Purple
certain radio comedians. Stated We resent every inch, every Heart plus a few other decora-
the questionnaire in so many word, every syllable of your ir- tions. They weren't picked up for
words, "Which of these air artists responsible attack. College stu- having a "size 19 foot."
would you not hesitate to invite dents took enough of a beating There are columnists and col-
into your own home to sit in the war to have to stand up umnists.
with the family." under such smart tripe today. Sometimes, the bigger they
Bob Hope ran last. More than 60 per cent of the come, the more they rave!

Bull Session By Odell Griffith

This week, while men sing car-
ols of peace on earth and good
wil Itoward men, the transports
dre bringing back the rotten bod-
ies of our honored war dead.
There is irony in the sparkle of
men's eyes as they sing of the
Nativity, for the railway express-
men must mix with their Yule-
tide cheer the sweaty job of push-
ing from the trains onto the ship-
ping ramps the pine boxes con-
taining the shattered disinterred
The men who died young 'are
home at last. And the living sing
boomingly for peace while fear
and hate and greed wriggle with
prenatal certainty in the womb of
the soul. The pieces of black,
bloated human flesh in those pine
boxes once were young men. We
saw some of them die: They were
running forward; and then sud-
denly there was a ball of fire,
with its noise and plopping pieces
of mud and steel, and the young
lay dead.
Why did they die? Some glib
fellow told the nation that they
died because of the hamburger

and coke stand back home. That
made a good slogan, but we never
heard a man in an assault platoon
make reference to it. We believe
they died because thy had faith in
their leaders and because they had
learned to hate and fear other
mn just as other men had listened
to their leaders and learned to
hate and fear us.
Let us not deceive ourselves.
We are moving rapidly toward an-
other war. The Ukraine student
hates me, and I him. And it is not
a personal hate but one balled up
in differences of creed, and at-
tempts for economic and political
triumphs. Molotov threatens and
Marshall plans, and we little men
are sold short on leadership. To
compensate for our resulting in-
feriority complex as men we en-
shrine the warhawk rather than
the man of peace.
Apparently there can be no end
to war. The Communist is vowed
to force his police state upon the
rest of the world. And we are as
certain as he that he will not in-
clude us in his communal form
of living or get the oil from

Arabia. Would our certainty be
so strong if we could bypass
Washington and the Kremlin and
see our antagonist as a personal-
ity rather than a digit in a mili-
tary table of organization?
Nobody seems to know. We
wish someone did. But at least
the world now has the atomic
bomb, and if we go about the job
with a hearty will we can dis-
prove T. S. Eliot and make the
world end with a damn good bang
instead of a whimper. -
So let us allow time during
our Christmas shopping and our
songs to the Prince of Peace to
bury the stiffs being brought
back from overseas. And next
Christmas Eve or one sometime
soon, we will know when we see
a strong light in the East that
we're not having a repition of
the star of Bethlehem but that
we're simply lighting up the ene-
my's line of mud with a strong
flare so that we can better see
how to carry on the butchering
of mankind.

Reviews And StuffBy Gerald Clarke Paranoia


Official Newspaper of the University of Florida. in Gainesville. 'lorida
Published every i riday morningI during the year and entered as
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ville. Florida, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879.

Editor-in-Chief ............................ Pen Gaines
Managing Editor ...................... Ted Shurtleff
Business Manager ..................... Ken Richards

Executive Editor. Harold Herman; Associate Editors, Morty Freed-
man, Jim Huxley, Jack Bryan; News Editor, Elgin White; Copy Editors,
Durye Van Wagenen. Alvin Burt; Features Editor, Marty Lubov; Music
Editor, Gerald Clarke; Office Mfanager. Anne Bruniby; Sports Editor. Bill
Boyd; Assistant Sports Editor, Julian Clarkson.
John Bonner. Grady Bowen, Peggy Clayton, Bill Dunlap, Sandy Geer,
Hap Haznrd, Bill Henry. Thomas Hicks, Barton Johns, Samn Krentzman,
Roger Long, Bob lewis, Dot Martin, Jane Mayers. George Myers, Jack
Shoemaker, Hugh Stump. Lee veissenborn, Fran White, Scotty Verner.
Dell Loyless. Doyle Rogers, Bill Pepper, Dan Marks, Jim Camip, David
Brayton. Robin Brown. Anne Brumby, Dewey Hutchins, Dale Everett,
Walter Apfelbaum, Jerry Sokolow, Bob Browder.
Sports: Leland Hnawes. 'Ton MacDonald. John Williford, Sanford
Sehnuler, Bill Mor. Charles McGraw, Lacy Mahlion. Jack Ledloux. Typists:
Holly Brunmby. Margaret Marshall. Kitty Callahan. Joyce Moore, Clare
Singletary. Phogrioraphers: Harold Armstrong, Hank Weisenburger, Al-
vin Register and Carl Zart.
Ed ,Grafton. Assistant Business Manager; Rudy Thornblerry. Advertis-
ing Manaifer. Aellng: Hiltl McCoy, Collection Manager andi Merchandising
Manager; Robin Brown,. Exchange Editor.
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Campus Opinions
0 Letters To The Editor

Conftnued From Page ONE
by those of us who feel that the social and economic problems which
confront the world today probably will not be solved by ignoring a
treatment of the point of view as expressed by one of the component
forces, which, incidentally, occupies one-sixth of the world today.
Gerald Gordon
Daniel H. Kohl
Alan F. Westin

Fight Communism With Better Ideas
The C-5 Department-that is the department that supposedly
will broaden our outlook and round out our education!
Communism is an economic theory, a philosophy, an idea; we
will fight Communism with better ideas, not with suppression. Some
people tried to supress Christianity at one time. It just can't be
It is rather a shock to see the current wave of censorship of
ideas reaching right into our campus, at the expense of the academic
freedom we have for so long cherished.
We should be given the names and facts in this latest phase of
reaction. We could use a little light on this action which until last
week was only a rumor.
Gerald P. Sylvestre
Note: Last week it was still a rumor, -branded as being a
"ban". This week, the Alligator furnishes the facts on page one
as provided by the heads of the departments.

No One Was Selling Communism
I see in "Paranoia" that the writings of Karl Marx and Stein-
beck's "In Dubious Battle" have been banished from the C-5 course.
The Communist Manifesto has been studied for several years, (prior
to this one), as part of that course, on the grounds that it was one
of the several ideologies loose in the world today. No one was advanc-
ing it as something for us to adopt. No one was "selling it." Dr.
Davidson (Head of C-5) told me the Dept. decided to drop it because
of "outside influences," although he declined to name them. Who is it
that would try to control what we may study from a scientific point of
view? Need it be pointed out that Evolution, yes and even Christianity
and Science have been banned in the past? Dr. Davidson said that
Communism was still studied from a book dealing with the purge
trials, but this is not scientific. It is poisoningg the wells:" It is like
trying to get a clear view of Christianity by beginning with the Span-
ish Inquisition. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (President of Columbia) says,
"Communism should be studied in our schools so that we may
know what it is about." What is the position of our president on this
issue? Dare we allow intellectual freedom to be prostituted by "out-
side influences?"
Gordon B. Pyle

Who Chooses Theories?
Dear Pen,
Thorugh reports in the "Alligator" and elsewhere, I understand
that the University's C-5 department has decided to ban any reference
to Karl Marx or Steinbeck's "In Dubious Battle" from the curriculum.
I realize that the order of the day is to punish dissension and ele-
vate conformity in order that we may all be reared on only the "ap-
proved" political doctrines.
It seems that an ever increasing number of us Americans are
becoming victims of this panicky movement which is underway to
force a political orthodoxy on this country.
Under pressure of the present Red scare, let us not be led into a
state of ignorance and conformity. I, for one, would like to be told
just which individual or group of persons has taken upon themselves
the power to decide which of the "Approved" political theories will
be studied in any particular course. I would like to remind those per-
sons responsible, that the best way to maintain the democratic way
of life is to live it.
Paul J. Stephens

Ill-Bred Children, He Says
Dear Pen,
I see that in your editorial you have given stress to the need for
more student participation in the affairs of student government. I
fully agree with your opinions, but I am sorry to see you have have
ignored the necessity for each student to learn his responsibilities in
regard to proper citizenship and concern for the rights and property
of others.
During the last month, there has been willful destruction of
temporary buildings on the campus. The plaster-board walls of temp-
orary building E show evidence of deliberate punching of unsightly
holes all along the corridors. The walls of the various rooms are mark-
ed with writing and even obscene pictures. What started out to be
a rather attractive temporary construction is now being disfigured by
lack of appreciation by certain students. Can we look forward to the
same sort of treatment of our permanent buildings when they are
completed, or must we post a guard to keep people of mature ages
and certainly some intelligence to prepetrate such deeds which are
characteristic of ill-bred children?
If some feel the need for expression of bad manners by destroy-
ing property, then I suggest we as citizens do our duty and punish
the offenders.
Your response to this situation is urgently awaited and I know
the vast majority of students will back you in a campaign to eradi-
cate this blot on our campus.
Samuel P. Meyers

Jimmy Dorsey's band breaks up
tomorrow after a Pittsburgh U.
dance and the maestro -etires, at
least so he says. However, his
agent has announced a January
engagement for Jimmy to team
up with his brother Tommy for an
Indianapolis Symphony concert.

The two will play the Dorsey
"Concerto for Trombone and
Clarinet," which was first heard
in the picture "Fabulous Dor-
seys." Jimmy's retirement (due
to nervous exhaustion) is predict-
ed by some to be permanent;
however, the symphony date, and
the fact that late February dance
engagements were not canceled,
should spike the prediction.
The FBI has issued an urgent
call for any Pacific war veterans
who think they can identify the
voice of "Tokyo Rose." The FBI
needs supporting evidence in its
treason case against the Japan-
ese broadcaster. Veterans who
think they can identify her voice
are urged to contact their near-
est FBI office.
While New York theatres are
searching for new shows to fill
them, legitimate theatre produc-
ers rae getting together a long
'*a'i : proo'ram to buil'l interest
in the legitimate stage The pro-
grant Wii. take the form of a
campaign such as "Eat More
Bread," and "Movies Are Your
Best entertainment." By the way,
you can be glad you're not going
to be in N. Y. on New Year's Eve,
ifyou're not going to be there,
that is. Cover charge at the Ver-
sailles will be $35 exclusive of tax.
The ballet world is all upset. It
seems that publ i reaction to
small ballet companies, especially
those which advertise themselves
as full groups, has been bad. The
public wants to see 40 or 50
dancers, not the 10 or so dancers
which go to make up most of the
currently touring troupes. One of

these, the Markova-Dolin group,
is scheduled for Florida appear-
ances this spring. Note to the Ly-
ceum Council: It may be too late
to secure their engagement, but
the Ballet Theatre, a full com-
pany which recently had to cancel
a trip to Bogota, Colombia, is try-
ing to book some U. S. dates to
fill the gap.
Toscanini's two broadcasts of
"Othello" with his special select-
ed soloists and choruses, cost
about $50,000 apiece. This was the
cost to NBC for the talent alone
and doesn't count the two hours
and a half of air time involved.
Artistic successes can sometimes
be expensive.
Toscanini is resting up now,
but he will be back for another
series of eight concerts with the
NBC orchestra in February. To-
morrow's 6:30 broadcast will be
under the direction of the disting-
uished conductor of the Havana
Philharmonic, Eric Kleiber, whose
last season appearances with the
orchestra brought enthusiasm
from critics. Best reception in
Gainesville is by WSB (750 ke),
Atlanta, or if you are up late,
there is a midnight re-broadcast
from WBAP, Fort Worth (820
kc), and one at 11:30 p.m. Tues-
day evening from WSM, Nash-
ville. Claudio Arrau will play von
Weber's "Concertstuck," and the
orchestra will play Borodin's
Second Symphony.
George Szell will conduct the
New York Philharmonic Sunday
afternoon broadcast which will
feature the Copeland Third Sym-
The Philharmonic Symphony
under Eugene Ormandy has re-
resumed its 5 o'clock Saturday
afternoon broadcasts.
The Metropolitan Opera broad-
cast at 2 o'clock tomorrow after-
noon will offer Massenet's "Ma-
non" (WPDQ, 600 kc).

"Do you really expect to find
the perfect girl?"
"No but I can sure have a lot
of fun trying."

A burlesque show is where the
actresses believe that all the men
audicence are from Missouri.

Sailor-"I want a ticket for Vir-
Ticket Agent-"What part?"
Sailor-"All of her. That's her
over by the suitcase."

Obesrving a young lady standing
alone, the man stepped up to her
and said, "Pardon me. You look
just like Helen Blapk."
"Yes," she said, "I know I do,
but I look worse in white."

A few people get up bright and
early, but most of us just get up

"If all the women were taken
out of circulation," said the ora-
tor, "what kind of a nation would
this be?"
"Stag-nation!" came the reply
from a gallant young man in the
back row.

An Irishman with the British

expeditionary forces was telling
his friends of his narrow escape at
"The bullet went in me chest and
came out me back," said Pat.
"But," answered his friend, "it
would go through your heart and
kill you."
"Me heart was in me mouth,"
came the quick reply.
The -young minister's father was
rather' deaf. One day he was walk-
ing along the street and met his
parson son in the company of an-
other man. They stopped, and
the minister said: "Father, this is
our new deacon, Mr. Smith."
The old man, a staunch Repub-
lican, sniffed and replied: "A New
Dealer, hey?"
"No, no, Father; he's the son of
a bishop."
The deaf man made a wry face.
"They all are," he said.

College is just like the laun-
dry: You get out of it just what
you put in it, but you would never
recognize it.

"Does your boy friend have am-
"Oh, yes; ever since he's been

Ordinary Times By H. G. (Buddy) Davis

This is a Christmas story. And thus ended the fifth day- his face a world of inquisitiveness
Many years ago long before the four men stirred. and a nature of doubt. There is in
the memory of man God stood God called forth again and there this man the ability to probe deep
Sthe vast- arose the beast in the field and and God says to him, "Go unto
on high and surveyed the vas-the creeper in the earth. He cre- the world and study My Nature
ness, the void and silence, around ated man, both male and female, and from it deduce Truth. Go into
him The air was still, so still and told them to be fruitful and the world and be a scientist"
that it held a ringing quality for multiply and have dominion over And the man set out discover
foreign ears. Everywhere was the fish of the sea and and the Truth.
foreign ears. Everywhere was fowl of the air. And God saw ev- In the eyes of the fourth and
nothingness. nothingness. erything that He had made, and last man, God saw the willingness
Yet, that Supreme Being in his it was good. It was the evening of -the desire to do. He saw the
omnipresence his power' to be the sixth day. ability to do. He saw the ability
everywhere knew and felt un- And on the seventh day God and the courage to serve. He saw
rest and was at once at its ended his work which he had min this last man the admiration
source. Somewhere in eternity he made and he rested. and eager desire and inquisitive-
found four men, each engrossed in 'ness of the other three. And to
thoughts of his own, staring as tending now, but as silent as him God said:
quietly as stone Buddhist statues e once-again peaceful universe "Go unto the world and take
into an intangible, restless mass around them, each of the four the art of the artist. Add to that
of flame and fire and flashing men looked long and carefully at the wealth of the economist. With
light. Into this chaos each man the rolling waters and the moving these two, place the laws discov-
sought some purpose each man leaves and the stirring of life be- ered by the scientist. And armed
unity .. some reason .. ore them. with the goodness of these three,
When He saw such profound And in the eyes of one was an go and serve the rest of humantiy.
meditation, God called forth and admiration beyond description. For in the end, you snaP bear all
created the heaven and the earth. There danced in his face the joy- the burdens of evilness in men
And seeing that the earth was ful expression of creation and and recompense for all the sins of
void and in darkness, He gave it love of beauty. And to him, God your kind. In you will rest peace,
light, and He saw that it was said, "Go, go to the world and be and the bonds you tie shall for-
good. He divided the waters and the artist. Spend the rest of your ever remain inviolate. You shall
made the lands and brought days spreading the wonders of form the brotherhood, for all
forth the grass and the herb and nature before man." And the man men, and you and your bretheren
the fruit trees, and the Prime departed. shall inherit the earth."
Mover saw that it was good. In the eyes of the second man And this fourth man went unto
And thus ended the third day was an eager desire. The world hlv the- earth, and he moves amongst
-the four men had not moved, saw was one of endless wanting, us today, atoning the evil in men
Then God put the lights in the In him was the pride of possess- and bearing the hateful burdens
heavens, one for the day and one ion. And to him the Almighty of all races and scattering the
for the night, and made the stars. said, "Go out unto the world and spirit of thanksgiving among us
And He caused the waters to grasp what is yours. Go and all.
bring forth abundantly the mov- gather the riches of the world." And only through him do we
ing forms called life the fish And the man left and became an break the bond of Indifference in
and the fowl. And He bessed them economist. the everyday world and have
and told them to be fruitful and In the eyes of the third man Christmas with its "peace on
multiply. God saw a question. There was in earth; good will toward men."

As I See 'Em By Elgin White

Most people around the campus
have probably been wondering why
there has been a terrific sale of
Meriam Websters lately. That's
easy. The great demand for the
book of words has taken place by
the migration of these so-called
critics who, for lack of something
better to do, get hold of a great
big dictionary, spend two to four
hours looking up some big, impres-
sive, ornate words, then composing
those words into these sore-head
letters to the editor.
We have received a few letters
saying that the columnists on this
paper are giving publicity to the
editorial staff, and quibbling with
each other about bandy-words
that have been thrown hither and
The last few weeks I have en-
deavored to get away from the
continual griping that people are
tired of hearing about. Students
are fed up with hearing about high
prices, the cafeteria, the book
store, and what have you.
To offer a little diversion, I have
primed my column with disserta-
tions in a humorous vein about cer-
tain campus personalities. One of

these letters we received in the of-
fice stated that the theme of the
column is 0. K., but why didn't I
choose some campus-wide person-
ality? Zounds, who on this campus
hasn't heard of Morton C. Freed-
man, Pen Gaines, and Ted Shurt-
leff? Why everyone from the
Temporary Dorm Z to the sheriff
of the county knows these boys.
The column is written to try to
give a few laughs. 0. K., so maybe
everyone doesn't think it's funny,
but then again, a lot of people do.
I have even heard from some
alumni who subscribe to the Alli-
gator that at last something dif-
ferent has been added.
You can't please everyone, can
you? I don't claim to. I am not
trying to publicize the "victims" of
this column. I am merely trying to
create a humorous situation. To
some of the esteemed crack-pots
that have nothing better to do
than sit down and compose high-
minded letters to the editor, and
who think they can do better in
the field of editorial musings, I say
come on down and put those fancy
thoughts of yours into words. The
Alligator can always use some
more good writers. The ones we

have we think are pretty good. If
you letter writers can do better,
step up, son.
Dear reader, I welcomed your
letter. At least I have two readers
you and me.
I still maintain that I have writ-
ten about campus-wide personali-
ties. I further maintain that if Joe
Doakes does something sensa-
tional, like dropping dead, I shall
use Joe as a subject.
The letter writer also complain,
ed that the movie previews weren't
up to standard. Whose standard?
What I write on the movies is my
own opinion. Naturally, it isn't go-
ing to agree with everyone else's.
If I think a picture stinks, i'll say
so. If it stinks, why write three
paragraphs saying it? I can say a
picture stinks in two words. It
stinks. See "
There have been several critical
readers of the columns on the edi-
torial page. They are easy to conl-
plain, but when we suggest theY
come down and try their hand at
newspaper writing, we never see

We welcome criticism, But for
gosh sakes, make it senuiblel

Exchange Post

By Morty Freedman

an item which might interest
- some in light of the recent ban.
ning of Karl Marx's "Communist
Manifesto" and John Steinbecks
"In Dubious Battle" from the C.%
curriculum. The foll, wing is a-
excerpt from the United Press'
account of a report made by the
President's Commission on Higher
"American college students need
to be prepared for 'world citizen.
ship,' it (the report) continued
and must learn about the customs
and standards of other nations
including Russia.
"Describing Russia as 'one of
the world's greatest powers,' it
said the average American college
graduate knows 'almost nothing,
about it. 'The study of the USSR
in a sincere attempt to understand
it, must be given an important
place in American education,' it
POT POURRI: Congratulations
to Jack Bryan, recently appointed
to the Public Relations Board
which' was established at the be.
ginning of the semester. Bryan
was named as Florida Blue Key's
representative on the board
Anne Brumby, Alligator office
manager, leads a rough life-
she's constantly being heckled by
Alligator staffmen When
WRUF puts up its new tower
outside the city limits, it will be
600 feet high three times as
high as the Washington Monu.
ment ATO's irrepressible
"Buck" Lanier is back at Work
on what he terms his "gravy
train" (the intramurals depart.
ment) after a long illness ,
Kappa Sig's Drayton Farr, for.
mer "wheel" in the Gator Party,
and Paul Farr are expecting .
"Sailor Talk," an article by Dr.
Rembert Patrick, expert on Flor.
ida history, which appears h1 the
Orange Peel out today, may be a
part of Patrick's new book.
ET CETERA: Trace Montgom.
ery, Alligator sports columnist of
this past summer, is now acting
sports editor of the Gainesville
Sun in the absence of Whitey Me.
Mullen, who is on vacation .
Earl Faircloth, University student
of Bronson, who had been urged
to run for state senator from that
senatorial district, has about de-
cided against making the race
Congratulations to the fine
group of men recently tapped by
Sigma Delta Chi, professional jour.
nalistic fraternity Apologies
to Richard Smith for what we
were thinking Florida Blue
Key members will be primed for
the election of their new officers
at their first meeting after the
holidays Fuller Warren, Uni-
versity alumnus who will be a can-
didate for governor, had a fine
idea, but when he presented it to
Miami Herald Sports Editor Jim.
mie Burns, he received the same
sort of brush-off which Burns
usually gives the Gators in )is
column. Warren said that he rep.
resented a group of men who
were willing to put up "500,000 to
stage an Orange Bowl game be-
tween Michigan and Notre Dame,
with the gate going to cancer and
infantile paralysis funds, but
Burns didn't even put a story
on the idea in the Herald .