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Wednesday, February 25, 1948 University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Vol. 39, No. 19
Third Party Creates
Political Party More Space For Cars Wha
0 ... -. "us. For iA
For Group Name specially
Policy Not Outlined The
Leaders Say Purpose not know
To Better Government -ticle on t
.A first glai
The perennial hotbed of third pa
campus politics was thrown --:. -of this p0
into a three way turmoil last the future
week when another political ..... .. .. No
party was established to vie for :- stor ybe
campus offices with the two ex- govern
listing parties, the Gator and the coming:
This new party has been recent-
ly named the Varsity Party, and Definite action is finally being taken on converting the unused strong
is composed of former fraternity area behind the post office into a parking lot. Dirt fillings are raising We
members of the Gator and All- the level of the soil to eliminate standing pools of water, which in- A CRUC
Student groups, as well as inde- creases the usefulness of the area as a parking lot. ERNMEI
dent men from both groups. growth i
The fraternities which are now
associated with the Varsity Party AN ACTIVE PRESIDENT leaders (
are Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha to come,
Tau Omega, Beta Theta ThetaPi, Kappa D H I T E i son's ow
Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta "I iW H ? I 2tt We
Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa VD r. Mill rH sM tTI I St Iat membr
Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi members
Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Tau Epsilon the Dixie
Phi and Theta Chi. A sorority iil ie knr re have stri
that joined the groups AlphaOver politics c
Independent leaders of the par- But
ty include Richard Smith, Harold political
Smith, Charles Wainwright, Bill Has Undertaken Extensive Public Relations the camp
McCoy, David G. Gaskin, Fran- Program In First Four Months At Florida ors natu:
cis Wilson, Jim Voyles, Vernon
Voyles, Francis 0.. Boston, T. L. for, and
Casey, Jr., Dick Stanley, Earl Dr. J. Hillis Miller who will be ty camps
Faircloth, John E. Norris, Charlie inaugurated as the University of tion of both president Colgate Dar- is ordina
Fitzpatrick, Clyde Stevens, and Florida's fourth president March den of the University of Virginia, Thb
Eugene Doss. "5, has traveled approximately 16,- and President J. Ollie Edmunds of o
With the spring elections corn- 000 miles addressing and meeting tetson. President Miller also rep- are out
ing up, the new Varsity Party will thousands of people since coming resented Florida at the meetings and not
have an opportunity to show its to Florida four months ago. of the American Association of This
strength against the established ..Determined. to familiarize Colleges, National Collegiate Ath- students
Gator and All-Student groups. .everyone, first in the state, then. letic Association, Southeastern These gr
The officers for the new party .in the nation, with the Univer-. Athletic Conference, regional ee
are: Larry King, chairman; Dick sity's educational program and. conference of the Southern Gov- ered oth
Stanley, vice chairman; Bill Mc- .achievements,. Dr.. Miller has. ernors' committee on higher edu- mind, an
Coy, secretary; Doyle Rogers, spoken before audiences repre- cation and the Southern Associa- pen fast.
treasurer; Tommy Thompson, fra- sentatives of hundreds of busi- tion of Colleges and Secondary did not k
ternity coordinator; Al Schneider, nesses, professions, and inter- Schools. ing up.
chairman of publicity and policies, ests, in one of the most ambit- Tntiring in his efforts to Thng
and Terry Lyle, chairman of the ious public relations programs "ir~.hig the gospel" of higher
stWhen questioned as to what e. eer pisonlyundetkef by a education, r. Miller envisions ou see,
the policy of the new party would university president fbeen a or Florida a university "see- sometim
be, the reply was that as yet they Since October he has been a ond to none in the land," de- against th
be, reply was that as yet they principal speaker at annualcon caring that any less than that good
had no policy other than the bet- ventions of both the Florida State will never satisfy him or the d.
terment of student government. Chamber of Commerce and the peopwill never of t satey or e Mos
State Junior Chamber of Com- peop of th stat. the way
merce; Florida Cattlemen's Asso- Dr. Miller has wasted little time t he way
Nye ro C hr To0 ciation; the Florida Congress of in putting his philosophy of edu- Sit month
Parents and Teachers; Florida cation before the state,- and sums and say t
League of Municipalities; the gov- up his goal; a university with fraternity
S ernor's statewide fire prevention scholastic standards second to Bu
Pre conference; and the Children's none; buildings adequatefor at
^ Home Society of Florida. least 10,000 students; the best m aent o
6 C i oncIn addition to statewide gather- possible faculty; well-organized raise yc
ings, Dr. Miller has spoken before alumni; and a campus as beautiful before y
Wings Over Jordan Choir, called countless civic clubs, educational as any in the country meant he
the "World's Greatest Negro organizations, an d University During 1948, Dr. Millerwillbe ce
Choir," will be presented in Uni- Alumni Associations, in every sec- faced with a continuing need for office.
versity Auditorium Thursday at 4 tion of the state and has represent- permanent expansion of the phy- You
p. um. ed the University at the inaugura- sical plant, faculty, and library, indicated
Directed by Rev. Glynn T. Settle, and the revision of curricula to that a lea
the choir, which features soloists meet specific post-war needs, bu editorial
and a quartet, will sing negror r .the co-author of the "Veterans editorial
spirituals and religious music. Challenge the Colleges" has a pro- He was I
Coast to coast broadcasts are FUl i W gram and has announced his de- members
"ade by the choir Sunday morning termination to "set and maintain but certa
over CBS. T standards appropriate to a great govern
Wings Over Jordan Choir made oming to the Uni universityityforexecu
overseas tours during the war and r Before coming to the University exec
wascited ythe9g2n Inanty of Florida, Dr. Miller a native Pe
Division for their contribution to Virginian was associate com- We are
morale and contentment of the Fuller Warren, Jacksonville at- missioner of education for the fit their
men overseas. torney, and candidate for Governor state of New York, and had prior
Tickets will be available to stu- of the state, made a tour of the to that distinguished himself in wide ac
dents for 44 cents and reserved University of Florida campus yes- the field of psychology at William Thi
seats will' cost $1.00. Tickets will terday, renewing' old acquaint- and Mary and Bucknell Univer- worthy o
be sold daily ,from 12-2 p. m. in ances and making new friends. sity ;had served as dean of fresh- thinks of
Florida Union and at the door to Warren spent a good deal of men, then dean of students at hey are
general public, time in the student union build- Bucknell; lectured and taught per- they are
i then visited various buildings sonnel administration at Columbia the grow
onthe campus, including the Uni- Unversity and had served as stifle an
Exec Council And versity cafeteria, where he once president of Keuka College. acter am
worked while a student and was nity alik
Cabinet Requested the center of -attraction. Farmer Board quoted o
To Give Information The amiable Warren then cli- man, but
maxed a busy day on campus by Holds M eeting u
All members of the Executive making a speech last night in the
Council and members of the stu- square in downtown Gainesville. F a
dent body cabinet are requested The democratic primary is May or Organiini Exte
to turn their cap and gown 4, and at the present time Warren, Florida College Farmer Board
sizes placing their height and according to latest polls, is the under authority of the charter of D iv
cap sizes in the Executive Coun- leading candidate for the gover- The Florida College Farmer held D ive
cil box at Florida Union. nor's chair- its norganiaional meein n
Registrar Gives Enrollment
Of University As 8,432
Veterans Total 5,375 And Women 606; University
College Leads Rest With Over Half Total Enrollment
By Ralph Olive
New registration figures furn-
ished by R. S. Johnson, registrar,
show that there are now 8,432
students attending the Universi-
ty of Florida.
The University College has
the largest enrollment with 4,-
598 men, of whom 2,761 are vet-
erans, and 272 women, making
a total of 4,780. The College of
Agriculture has 309 men, in-
cluding 277 veterans, and one
woman. The School of Archi-
ture has 171 members, with
only one women and 18 non-
The College of Arts and Sci-
ences has 464 nun, with 317 vet-
erans making up the greatest
number. There are 50 women in
the college, making a total of 514.
The College of. Business Adminis-
tration has 529 students, with 444
veterans, 78 non-veterans, and
seven women. The College of Ed-
ucation has 175 men, 131 of
Whom are veterans, leaving 158
noT-veterana, including 114 wom-
en. There are altogether 289 stu-
dents in the college.
The College of Engineering
has 359 veterans and 41 non-
veterans, none of whom are
women. The School of Forestry
has no women, 80 veterans, and
eight non-veterans. In the Grad-
uate School there are 451 men,
271 being veterans, 140 women,
and 180 non-veterans; total,
The College of Law has 508 stu-
dents; 449 are veterans, nine are
women, and 50 are non-veterans.
The College of Physical Educa-
ion has 29 veterans and one non-
veteran; no women. The School of
Pharmacy has 129 students, in-
cluding 104 veterans, 14 non-vet-
erans and 11 women.
In the University as a whole
there are now 7,285 men, 5,37.5
of whom are veterans, and 606
women. 865 of these enrolled this
semester; and of this number 601
had never attended the Univer-
sity of Florida before, while 264
were former students.
Monday night. Eugene Doss, St.
Petersburg, was elected chairman
and Warren Harrell, Lakeland,
was elected secretary..
Authority of the Board was cit-
ed and the chain of events leading
to the meeting was discussed. All
members reported that their or-
ganizations were in full support
of the reactivation of the publica-
tions, Committees were appointed
to gather all material facts prior
to formulating the board's policy.
When a reasonable plan for long
range publication has been -pre-
pared, a complete report will be
presented for Dean Hume's ap-
Various organizations and their
representatives were: Collegiate
Chapter of the Future Farmers of
America, Warren Harrell; Agri-
culture Club, Lamar Jones; Block
and Bridle, Howard Hopper;
Thyrsus, Hoyt Charles; Forestry
Club, Miles Sheppard; Newell En-
tomological Society, Walter M
tomological Society, Walter
Thames; Alpha Zeta, Earl Uzzell;
Alpha Tau Alpha, Eugene Doss.
In interest of the best publica-
tion, and in keeping with fair rep-
resentation other clubs in the Col-
lege of Agriculture were invited
to attend although as yet they are
not included in the charter. This
group included: Benjamin Wig-
gins for the American Society of
Agricultural Engineers and Cur-
tis Weaver representing the
Dairy Tech Club.
service to I
month of F
in 19 diffe
the most ai
history of 1
will be give
course in ci
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at Counts Is "What The
iMeans To The Office"
ALLIGATOR has a story to tell, a story that
e of interest to every single student on this camp-
t is a story that concerns everyone individually, es-
on a university carppus that is so widely known
ype of student government.
story began several months ago, but actually was
vn publicly until last week's paper carried an ar-
the formation of a third party on this campus. At
nce, that isn't news for a campus which has seen
rties come and go. But the details and sidelights
articular movement is of .extreme significance to
re of student government.
Dw, when the ALLIGATOR is interested in this
cause it has stood this year for a capable student
ment. We stated, in our second edition that "this
year is the crucial point in the University's his-
ne in which the student government must be
in order to exist."
want to add now: THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE
IAL POINT IN THE LIFE OF STUDENTS GOV-
NT. We have consistently fought for fairness and
n our government. We have tried to guide the
of the campus to see the goals and aims of years
and not necessarily the trifling detail about a per-
have not agreed with everything the Gator Party
; worked for. We have not agreed with everything
e, or All-Student party members worked for. We
yven for unity after elections, as far as campus
to go on with the story. The chairmanship of
parties and the nomination for the top offices on
pus are surely important positions, and other hon-
rally follow. These positions are always longed
often made a political football in the, various par-
on the campus. That is all well and, good. That
at is, when the offices are sought by men who
for the good of the campus an3 the university,
for their own personal gain.
story had its origin at a meeting in which several
and their groups did not receive enough benefit.
oups, in order to achieve their own desires, gath-
ers who also had personal and group, gains in
d organized this movement. Things began to hap-
. So fast that members of many fraternities
now what their political representative was cook-
, right there, is h': the Alligator is against.
\vb are not against 'j,,,n,,ig a third paly-y, for'
e3 it does the campus a lot of good. But we are
e rue rule of a few men who are all out for their own
t of you will say that you are not responsible for
this campus is run, Most of you men, the ones who
e back row in chapter meetings, will come to us
hat you had nothing to do with the actions of your
t we hold everyone responsible for this govern-
f ours. And you students who sit back and only
our hand when something "good for all" is put
you, are 'as much responsible for a good govern-
ere as for the leaders who actually are elected to
see, this story goes further than what is at first
d. We received a note in our office this morning
ader in student government wanted us to write an
on the lack of interest in the executive council.
probablyy referring to the "key-danglers" who are
of the council for membership and for the honor,
linly not for attending and contributing to good
ent. We would like to know why it takes so long
itive council meetings to get a quorum.
rhaps the answer to this might be in our story.
letting a few men-and leaders they are-bene-
r own selves and groups while knocking campus
.tivities ,around with little concern.
campus newspaper will back anything it feels
f its wholehearted support, no matter what party
f it first. We-will favor the third party ideas, if
for the welfare of most of the students and for
th of a great university. We feel that in order to
uprising for personal gain, there is enough char-
ong Florida men-both independent and frater-
e-to know the truth of an old saying we have
often: "It is not what the office will mean to the
what the man will mean to the office."
nsion Division Has
up the tempo of its
Florida communities, the
Extension Division an- Pix Club Selects
its schedule for the
February widely diversi- Photo By PottS
aams which will be held
rent cites and towns. Picture Of W eek
C. Riley, assisted by an
on, Is in the midst of "A Boy and a Toy" by Bill
muitious program in the Potts of Pomona Park was se-
the division. elected picture of the week by Ca-
will find the Exten- mera Club members Monday night.
in completing organiza- The shot is entered in the Camera
ies on recreation which Club Photo Contest under the
n during the months of classification of People.
April. A five weeks' Other entries are being receiv-
ounseling already begun ed at Florida Union desk and each
and Ocala. Miss Rena week the club will select a pic-
xtension specialist in ture of the week. Deadline for
nd counseling will be entries is April 1. Prizes are be-
th McBride Cameronor. ing contributed by merchants and
men's activities, has organizations. Contributions have
he sixth and seventh in been received from Wise's, Vidal's,
family life institutes in and McCrory's
e and Clearwater with To stimulate interest in the
University, instructing, contest members and pledges of
rsonnel in Plant City the club will meet min front of the
ie opportunity to attend auditorium 7:30 Sunday morning
urse given by faculty for a field trip to St. Augustine.
f the College of Busi- Program for the meeting was
istration with Frank T. in charge of Thomas Jacobsen,
the Department of Ex- Homestead, who gave a lecture on
business Education, in filters. Slides showing the effect
his will be the eleventh of filters on pictures were pro-
of such courses. ejected.
With the completion of these .two units at Flavet III, the Uni-
versity now has a total of 624 units for veterans, the largest housing
project of any university in the United States. The two units pictured
were finished yesterday and will be ready for occupancy Thursday...
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
Student Leaders Condemn
Plans Of "Protest Rally"
University Hospitality Said Threatened
By Proposed Action Of Protest Group
Student government at the Uni-
versity of Florida arose to protest
against the "students' protest
rally" held late Monday evening
in Florida Union Auditorium.
The rally was to mdke a plan
for a show of action against the
appearance of the Southern gov-
ernors on the campus of the Uni-
versity of Florida at the inaugu-
ration of Dr. J. Hillis Miller on
Led by Gerald Gordon of Miami
Beach, member of the varsity de-
bate team, the rally was attended
by some 30 members of the pro-
test group and some 200 students
interested in upholding 'the Uni-
versity of Fl.'rld.a's :,;spitahty-to
Raymer McGuire, Orlando, pres-
ident of Florida Blue Key, asked
for permission to speak. He said
that if we are discourteous to our
guests, many repercussions might
Warren Goodrich, Jacksonville,
president of Phi Alpha Delta, le-
Early In Monith
Ten technical speakers will ad-
dress members of the Southeast-
ern Section of the American So-
ciety for Engineering Education
as they meet in Gainesville March
3 and 4, during inauguration
week at the University of Flori-
da, according to Prof. N. C.
Ebaugh, general chairman for the
Dean R. C. Ernst of the Uni-
versity of Louisville will preside
at the industrial research sym-
posium of the research branch of
the society during the morning of
the first day. Speakers on this
program include: A. S. Davis, Re-
search Corporation; J. M. McIl-
vain, Atlantic Refining Company;
and D. G. Smellie, the Hoover
At sessions of the section for
the two days Dean F. J. Lewis of
Vanderbilt University will preside
over the following speakers: H. H.
Armsby, U. S. Office of Educa-
tion; Dean R. C. Ernest; Prof.. W.
E. Blessy, Tulane University;
Dean R. L. Sweigert, Georgia
School of Technology; Prof. W. J.
Huff, University of Maryland;
and Prof.. Wiley Thomas, Pr., Uni-
versity of Tennessee.
Principal speaker at the ban-
quet on the evening of March 3
will b'e Dean C. E. MacQuigg of
Ohio State Uniiversity, national
president of the A.S.E.E., who
speaks on "The Engineering Col-
lege in the Development of Na-
Officers of the Southeastern
section of the society are: Dean
F. J. Yewis, chairman; Dean J. E.
Hannum, Alabama Polytechnic
Institute, vice chairman; and
Prof. H. G. Haynes, The Citadel,
Begins Next Week
Sometime within the next week
or two you are liable to be stop-
ped on the campus by one of your
fellow students and asked if you
have a Chesterfield.
You mayothink that the guy is
just trying to bum a cigarette, but
if you have a pack of Chesterfields
in your pocket, he'll give you an-
other pack to match it if
you're actually smoking a Chester-
field at the time you are stopped,
this fellow will shove two packs
Best you be ready when the time
comes, Don't be caught napping.
gal fraternity, said, "I believe
your ultimate goal is admirable,
but such a demonstration 'would
only cause deterioration into ra-
cial segregation. Let us' think of
the notorious consequences of call-
ing such a rally."
Dick Crago, Gainesville, asked
to speak for Sigma Delta Chi,
professional journalistic frater-
nity, added: "We believe that
such a demonstration would be
entirely disadvantageous. The pub-
licity would only hurt the Univer-
sity as a whole."
Next to speak was John Crews,
president, of, the student body, who
called attention 'to the fact that
"if this is detrimental to the Uni-
versity, then I urge you to vote
A supporter for the protest
demonstration then rose and ask-
ed Crews if he was against the
student having an independent
mind. Crews retaliated by stating
that he was not against anyone
having an independent mind, but
he was against a misguided mde-
The spirit behind the student
government leaders rose until the
meeting adojurned at 11 o'clock
because the Union Building closed
at that time.
The protest group then held a
meeting in another campus build-
ing, drew up a resolution, and add-
ed: "Be it resolved that these stu-
dents heartily welcome and wish to
cooperate with the inauguration
of our new President; and that the
protest, as state above is directed
only to the governors' meeting in
Gainesville." The group crossed
out any connection with the Uni-
versity of Florida campus.
Colonel William Curtiss War-
ren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Warren, 209 Cardy St., Tampa,
recently received from Major
General Thomas D. White, chief
of staff, Far East Air Forces, a
letter of commendation for out-
standing services as Public In-
formation Officer of the Far East
The letter commends Colonel
Warren for "devotion to duty,
dynamic activity and initiative"
and further states that "with a
minimum of personnel assistance
you have achieved a superior pub-
lic relations program."
Upon being graduated from the
University of Florida, he received
a commission in the Officer's Re-
erve Corps. Fifteen years later he
entered on active duty at Macdill
By Ender Davis
Is the high cost of meat and
groceries for your table causing
you budget-trouble? If so, why
not look into the savings afforded
by your own student owned gro-
cery, the Students' Co-operative
Exchange, Inc ?
This organization was started
15 months ago by six students
who became alarmed at increas-
ing food prices. They incorporated
under the non-profit laws of the
state, and today have 636 mem-
bers. This growth in membership
has resulted in considerable prof-
its; consequently, the over-all
mark-up of 10 percent over
wholesale prices is being lowered,
thus insuring members of greater
savings in the grocery bill.
The Co-op la controlled by a
board of 10 students elected by
the members. George W. Kate,
president of this Board of Direct-
orsr, is encouraging all students
who are keeping house to become
members. All bona fide students
are eligible for membership, vet-
eran or non-veteran. A deposit of
$15.50 is required of all members,
50 cents to be used in administra-
tive costs, the remaining $15 to
be refunded at any time the stu-
dent wishes to cancel his mem-
Your reporter has conducted a
survey in comparative food prices.
This survey shows considerable
over-all savings may be realized
by trading at the Co-op, so if you
have budget-trouble, join today.
Remember: increased member-
ship means decreased prices.
Co-op Exchange Marks
Down Prices On Food
Profit Is Realized By Grocery
After Fifteen Months of Operation
Center To House
Book And Soda
Shop, Post Office
Site Tentatively Set
Behind Building E With
Access To Parking Area
The idea of a Student Exchange
Building which will house a post
office, a book store, and a soda-
fountain is finally nearing reality
as the Board of Control and Pres-
ideht Miller approved a plan for
a new student service club.
This building is intended
mostly to relieve the congestion
of Florida Union while waiting
in line for books and the get-
ting of food at the fountain. It
will house a post office which
will be twice the size of the
present one; this will help tre-
mendously in the delivery of the
mail, a project the Alligator
has worked on for the semester.
The University will work in coo
operation with the United Stata.
Postal Service in the organisa.
tion of the building to fit the
needs of the Post Office.
Looking over surplus fnds
from other projects, President
Miller feels that there is enough
money to start construction and
that other monies will be forth-
coming to finish the plan.
The site for the proposed build.
ing is dependent upon the loca-
tion of the girls' dormitory, keep-
ing in mind ."'at the girls don't
have a Gator '.b or a University
Club where thi' can meet their
friends. However, the building is
tentatively planned to be located
in back of Temporary Building E
with access to a good parking
The designing of the plans by
the architect is the only holdup
and this promises to be finish-
ed within a few weeks. It is es-
timated the building will cost
$225,000, and it will take about
a year to complete after tho
plans have been approveo.-,
It will be a clean and attract-
ive meeting place dedicated to
student use and enjoyment. After
the Student Exchange Building is
finished, Florida Union Building
will revert to its original position,
that of a soeal gathering hall,
and it will also house the offices
of various student activities.
The main business at last hs.
day's Executive Council meotn
was concerned with new appo$nt-
ments and a presidential invit-
Members of the Executive (ouak,
cil are to lead the procession I6I
President J. HKflis Miller's
uration Mareh 4. They are to be
garled in the traditional cap aad
gown, and this marks the ".
time that a student group "as
ever participated in inauguati
ceremonies of a president.
There were several vacanie t I
student posts to be filled, and Lhe
council was asked by President
John Crews to vote on the follow-
Robie Lee Mila was ap o
secretary of women's oa ad
was approved unanimously the
Arthur Leibovit was- approved
by the Executive Coun for a
vacancy in the council from the
The following men were nomi-
nated by various members of the
Executive Council for the vacancy
from the Forestry School: Doug
Horan, Mitchell Parker, Harry Al-
len, Robert Simpson, and Steve
Fickett. A council member sug-
gested that the Forestry Club
make the proper selection. The
motion was passed.
Official Newspaper of the University of Florida, in Gainesville. Florida
Published every Friday morning during the year and entered as
second class mail matter, January S0, 1945, at the post office at Gaines-
ville, Florida; under the act of Congress of March 3, 1878.
Editor-in-Chief ...................... .... Pen Gaines
Managing Editor ...................... Ted Shurtleff
Business Manager ..................... Ken Richards
Executive Editor, Harold Hermnnns Assoclate Editors, Morty Freed-
lant, Jim Bnxlef, Jnck Bryann News Editor, Elgiln Whites Copy Editors,
Duryee Van Wagenen. Alvin Burt; Features Editor, Marty Lubovi Music
Editor, Gerald Clnrket Office Mannager. Anne Brumby; Sports Editor. Bill
Boydt Assistant Sports Editor, Julian Clarkson.
It is not for us to weigh now the convictions express-
ed by the Student Protest Committee but it is rather for
us to strongly warn against the carrying out of the demon-
stration planned by the group when the Southern Govern-
ors arrive on this campus. The group, a minority of about
30, is free to assemble, to petition, to speak, to condemn.
But they would certainly be going against all tradi-
tions of hospitality to guests, which these men will be. The
Protest Committee does not even have a definite indica-
tion that the governors will continue their regional plan-
ning here an.d if they had they would still be in all bad
taste by publicly demonstrating.
Probably the organization can demonstrate when our
guests arrive; however, it would be less than.wise. We
regret that there are potential trouble-makers, in the
physical sense, in the group, who oppose the protesters but
it remains that there are many. Should a body of this type
become angered by a demonstration there could be a
counter-demonstration of serious proportions. We hope
that there will be enough conservative, calm-thinking men
in every group to prevent something of this order.
Monday night's meeting was a supreme example of
our great student government in action. The gathering
was orderly and both sides were represented. Leaders of
the student body gave inspiring speeches and members of
the Protest Committee were sincere. May it continue to
A Plan For Independents
Here is a recipe that should be concocted here on the
University of Florida campus in order to make for greater
.unity and better progress.
Take several independent leaders. Hold a meeting
and draw up a plan for a strong organization, probably,
known as the FIC-Florida Independent Council, similar
to the Interfrater:iity Council. The plan should take repre-
senLatives from the permanent dorms in accordance with
population, an i perhaps one representative from each
temporary dorm, and another representative from each
village, as well as one to represent the off-campus inde-
This group would then have a central body. Elect a
pr.side:-t, vice-president, etc. Map out the, goals and fu-
ture organization. Each representative would then report
back to their group, informing them of any action, and
having them vote on a certain proposal before he votes on
it at the FIC meeting.
In other words, this is a recipe for strong independ-
ent Lrganiztilotin and the Florida campus will gain a pow-
erful unity that is lacking here because of the need for
such, an organization.
This is not suggested for political reasons, and it
should not be used for a political party to fuss over. This
is a necessity for a stronger University.
Letters To The Editor
I'm an independent student vitally interested In seeing Student
Government at the University of Florida maintained and most of all
that our traditionally famous Honor System shall remain intact.
Rumors have come my way over the week-end that the new politi-
cal party formed last week (write-up was in Friday's Alligator), was,
formed by two or three men (?) who have utterly disregarded the
other 8,000 plus students, and are attempting to gain complete con-
trol of the student government for the benefit of themselves and their
fraternities. I also notice from the article in the Alligator that both
fraternity and independent elements are represented. With 13 fraterni-
ties in that party, I wonder how any independent man could be foolish
enough to think that he would get anything accomplished unless the
fraternities so desired. Sure, there will be some independent men on
their slate for offices, but just enough to deceive the independent
This appears to me to be bordering on a dictatorship completely
controlled by those same two or three persons previously mentioned. It
ls hard to understand how any student can be so selfish and narrow
minded as to not see the repercussions such a move as this will cause.
When a few students, who control their fraternities, get together on
such a "deal" as this, it appears that the time has come for the re-
maining students to join forces and eradicate these so-called "lead-
ers" from the campus and any possible campus offices.
A man interested in doing
some work toward this end.
Will we evei learn?
Or will our learning be cut short
by.the almighty blast of radio-ac-
tivity on the loose, our sore-fest-
ered bodies preyed upon by armies
of invisible bacteria. What are we
leading up to, anyhow?
A glance at tis week's news
and the items behind the facts can
cut any pollyanna down to size.
Says a headline, "U.S. Presents
Fighter planes To Greece." and the
story adds that Major Gen. Will-
iam G. Livesay, chief of the Ameri-
can Military Mission in Athens had
disclosed that an unannounced
number of fighter and observation
planes had been ifrried to Greece
by Americon pilots. Did you notice
a short paragraph at the bottom of
the story that 3,500 political exiles
had boen sent to rot and die on the
lonely island of Ikaria in the
When the shooting war comes,
who will say, "I did it."? Who will
say, "I sent American soldiers over
to the East, a few were killed, and
a war started. Within the immense
shadow of an earlier blood-bath a
war started, it was my fault. But
then, this is the American Century,
And another headline.
"Fifteen-hundred Arabs Report-
ed to Open Path to Trans-Jordan."
Vaguely familiar, isn't it? Re-
member "Japs Reported Attacking
to Open Path to Mukden!" change
Mukden to Addis Ababa, it's the
same. And another headline 10
years back. "Insurgents Take Te-
Franco took Teruel, Mussolini
captured Addis Ababa, the little
yellow men launched their Far
Eastern war and the Geneva hand-
sitters argued protocol. Times
have changed, the Geneva debaters
have become members of the Lake
Success forensic society now.
How does this one click with
that little curly-headed infant ly-
ing in his crib?
"Policy on German Plants Pro-
tested." Yes, National
tested." Yes, the National Associ-
ation of Manufacturers protest-
ing the removal of German fac-
tories to other countries because
of the effect it would have on
U. S. business. And Sumner
Welles, former under-secretary of
state calls 'sAmerican Zone De-
nazification a Tragic Farce."
Pity the poor, misunderstood
Nazi. Cartels forever and the
people be damned. We don't have
kids, we have expendables.
And finally, the best headline
of them all. "I Am Completely
Happy," Saya Truman as He
The Florida Alligator Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1948 Students Find All Types
Some Folks Don't Like the New Look Of Jobs Here On Campus
Discover Many Swell Ways
-A^ /0s 1 To Swell The Old Bankroll
Saturday, Feb. 21 CASS
TIMBERLANE closed after a ,
three-day run. Lana Turner's act- '
ing has improved with each of her Barton
pictures. Spencer Tracy added lit- Job
tle to his share of the story. The Jons
week's movie fare wasn't bad "
though. There was Tyrone Power
in NIGHTMARE ALLEY and
then Viviane Romance in CAR-
MEN. Anxious to knov, if Gaines- Rie y
ville would want foreign movies, WV W
the theatre management printed
comment cards asking, for exam- -A f f
ple, "Could you clearly under- A n d S t...fI
stand the plot from the English
sub-titles?" I'll say we did! Re-
member the barber shop scene? By Gerald Clarke
. The Artillery Lane Play-
house in St. Augustine swarmed 1 Q U .1'
with University playgoers who u.'l.i.,, rr, -, ,I e
drove over to see Mary Morris in 1 p ,. r.
a creaky version of HEDDA t A u u 3 tril-
GABLER. Spotted in the audience It w.,r,-
during intermission were: James i nd to -.:e Miry
Dee, Dr. Mounts, Lucy Brashier, M.-.rr. 11 I n''
Earl Hall, Lou Fields, Ed Michlel- "H. I
son, and Dr. Dusenbury. After- A I th 1 n tir .
wards we stopped Gerald Clarke
in front of the theatre. He was on )rm,.nrm lef
his way to join a group meeting ., M,UC I t": l.:-
Leldon Martin at Trade Winds. I > 'i* ;r,, ti't' if:.
Whom should we meet over by safe to say that very few were
the postoffice but Patt Stone! .. disappointed with the time spent,
At the Ponce de Leon Hotel we If they were unsatisfied with the
saw some beautiful pastels which dramatic exhibition, they, most of
were the work of Koppay. T h e them, found compensatory activi-
paintings were originals of Mod- ties after the show which should
jeska, the Polish actress, costum- have satisfied even the most
ed as Juliet, Katarina, Ophelia, jaded. More of that later.
4nd other stage heroines. Most Glancing over my autographed
intriguing discovery was an in- program, courtesy of Lou Fields,
scription that we found on a ce- who, God bless him, feels no
meant slab along one of the nar- qualms about asking for auto-
row side streets. Would someone graphs, I find that Mary Morris
translate: "Este Mundo Es Un appeared in such theatrical lahdl
Lago Profundo Quien No Sabe marks as O'Neill's "Desire Under
Madar Vase Aufondo." the Elms." A quick jump to Wat-
Sunday, Feb. 22 The char- son & Pressey's "Contemporary
treuse and blind green of the new- Drama" reveals that the "Desire"
ly painted Sunshine Music Box is play was first produced in 1924.
causing much comment. The cut- Well-that means Miss Morris has
out musical notes and the color been around for a long time. With-
scheme are the design of a stu- out stretching things much you
dent in architecture. We like it, might call Miss Morris a theatri-
Larry Hall .. c..-,i-. .1 cal landmark, too, or at least a
Carl Van Doren is ill and will be large hunk of theatrical history,
unable to appear on any of thie Floor Squeaks
programs that were scheduled for Fr ak
him this month The olympia There were many who were dis-
Theatre's show bill, presenting appointed with the Morris inter-
Connie Boswell, will vie for atten- pretation of the "Hedda" role.
tion this week in Miami with a However, what difficulty she did
world premiere showing of have can be explained away by
TING PRETTY which stars Mau- the production's main fault, a bad
green O'Hara and Robert Young job of cutting. There were other
. Don't bother with THE FAB- annoying little features: the place-
LOUS TEXAN now showing met of a stage piano, of a desk,
downtown but try to see GEN- and there was a squeaking stage
downtown but try to see GENT which floor, which, however, I had not
TLEMAN'S AGREEMENT noticed until a friend pointed it
will be here Thursday. The con- noticed until a friend pointed it
troversial story about race prob- out and which, from then on, I
lems was one of five nominees f r could not forget.
the best picture of the year and From the beginning it was evi-
for the actor, actress, director, dent that the play would not
and supporting actress awards. stand a super-critical attitude-so
Dorothy McGuire has strong com- I sat back to enjoy the thing.
petition from Joan Crawford, Su- What's more, I did.
san Hayward, Rosalind Russell, The Artillery Lane players are
and Loretta Young. Gregory Peck all skilled Equity people and they
is an almost-certain bet for an know how to put on a show. Ev-
Academy Award against Ronald ery weekend during the winter
Colman, John Garfield, William season it's a different play with
Powell and Michael Redgrave. pretty much the same actors al-
See if you agree. ternating in starring and support-
Monday, Feb. 23 Accept- ing roles. Everyone knows and
ances for Inauguration Ceremon- works well with the rest of the
ies next month are arriving in cast. Since it is all on a profes-
each day's mail. Sample names slonal basis, they have to main-
and institutions are: Doak S. tain professional standards, that
Campbell, Colonel Blanding, Co- is, in order to eat they (to, which
lin English, and representatives is an important consideration.
from the Carnegie Foundation, Anyway, the program booklet
Montant State University, West rather strongly infers that the
Point and New York University group Is filled with that myste-
S. .Has orchestra leader Tiny rious and intangible something,
Moore resigned from school? artistic interpretation,
Mary Elizabeth Conant is one f If the productions fall short of
the best dressed girls walking Broadway at its best, it is not
about the campus. She has learn- surprising. The important thing
ed the art of simplicity in dress is that decent theatrical fare is
.. JOAN OF LORRAINE, the being presented right here in Flor-
Florida Players production, has ida-not far from G'ville. There
been fortunately timed with the are only three or four more
arrival of drama critic George weeks in this season, but I'd like
Freedley. He will see the most to advise you, if you haven't al-
ambitious play of the school ready made the trip, do so in the
year. And speaking of arrivals, near future. Admission is very
have you heard about "J" day? reasonable. This week's perform-
"Why does Geraldine let all the
boys kiss her?"
"She once slapped a guy who
was chewing tobacco."
Paying alimony is like taxation
If all the freshmen in the world
were placed in a line holding
hands, they would reach more than
halfway across the ocean.
A lot of people are in favor of
Third Year Man: "I'm forgetting
First Year Man: "So am I. 1 i
for getting a couple as soon as
If I'm studying when you come
in, wake me up.
-New Mexico Lobo
"I've a friend I'd like you girls
Athletic Girl: What can he
By Bob Browder
, According to Dean J. Ed Price,
students here do not have unusual preach in your spare time you
job's. If a student wants to swell might get one of the usual
his bank roll by catching rattle- jobs.
snakes for Ross Allen, "that's not
unusual he is just a good snake
catcher" he'd better be. CoW Bollege Bull
Dean Price states that no
student should be allowed to By Eugene Doss
leave the University of Flori- Though the bull was that the
da for finaiolal reasons if he Ag Fair would not be held due to
is doing satisfactory scholas- tremendous obstacles, the project
tic work. "If you make "All we is underway That's the way
will make a job for you, if you with these farmers The more
make "B" we will find you a the problems they face, the great-
job; If you makl "C" we will er their success Tentative date
do what we can to help you; if for the fair is April 30 Elbert,
you make "D" we will talk to Cammack was an excellent selec-
you. tion to head the Fair Publicity
A story on the student models Committee You will be hear-
in art classes here created a dif- ing a lot more about the fair
ficult situation insofar as employ- from him.
ment for modeling was concerned, There will soon be a clash be-
said Price. He feels that if there tween two of the Big Bulls of the
is a need for models, steeple- Cow College (On a hunch)
jacks, artists, corn huskers cow Noel Higgins may be taking over
milkers, or insect trappers, stu- a local teaching job The time
dents who are willing to do these is still six months away, but the
jobs in order to complete their position is as heavily contested
education should be allowed to go as the presidential nomination of
their several ways unmolested by the Republican party.
reporters pointing them out as In hope that it will serve a pur-
unusual. I pose, a sketch of the Ag College
However Dean Price advises organizations will be included in
against students working the the bull Too many of the stu-
first year if they can stay in dents have never heard of a club
school without this financial aid. that caters to their major field.
His experience indicates that As the week of Feb. 21-28 is
expert stenographers are easier to state and national FFA week, the
place than any other class of collegiate chapter of the Future
workers on this campus. "How- Farmers of America was chosen
ever, we can work hard and place first Founded 1937, reacti-
students and their wives in other vated in 1946 after the war .
jobs." State and National affiliation .
Dean Price's office has placed Chief objective is to provide op-
thousands of students. No written portunities for Agriculture Edu-
records are kept, and the policy is, cation majors to secure training
"we'll help you if we can, and we experience in order that they may
feel that credit for self help lies become more competent advisors
with the student who does a job to local chapters
There are no unusual jobs here, al Agriculture Membership
but if you can vaccinate hogs, open State, national, and chap-
operate a sling cyclometer, or ter dues amount to about two dol-
lars a year Social functions,
such as a barbecue, are held each
ance is 'You Can't Take It With semester. Publish achievement
You." book, the Florida Owl, at the end
Tea Room Talk of each year Dr. E. W. Garris
More fun, perhaps, than the and W. T. Loften are faculty ad-
play itself was a visit paid the visors J T Barnes incumbent
Tradewinds Tea Room across the
street from the Artillery Lane president Meets room 150 P. K.
street from the Artillery Lane Younge, first and third Tuesday at
Theatre, which incidentally is not 8 p. m.
located on Artillery Lane, but
Aviles Street. The Tradewinds is
an exceptional place which fea-
tures an artificial rainstorm, com-
plete with dripping eves and re- $15 REWARD for lost Schwinn
corded thunder. Anyone too steep-
,rd in his t ., m ,lit well b f-fooled action Bievcle -- 41 modl front
into staying there because of the
patter of rain on the roof.
A half-hour after the show the
whole cast of the play descended
on the place and so did a sizeable
group of Florida students. After
another half-hour's conversation
over tea, the entertainment be-
came hardly less than scintilat-
ing. Even straight-laced Jerry
Karp was un-laced. Well,, as the
tale winds up we find our Flor-
ida crowd enjoying a beautiful
shrimp dinner, which one drama
critic of my acquaintance could
not at the time pay for, presum-
ably because he had ISeen taken 'in
by the patter of artificial rain,
stayed too long, and spent too
much money buying tea. Then,
irony of all ironies, we find the
aforesaid critic rescued from the
nasty dishwashing machine by the
actor who received the worst pan-
ning in one of the critic's latest
reviews. It was a case, you might
say, of "feeding the mouth that
bit him" or something. It was
magnanimous Jim Dee. Thank you
Arkansas Couple Receives
Assistantships In Speech
Recent additions to the Speech
Department include Charles and
Elizabeth Reed, who are working
towards masters in Theatre and
Speech correction, respectively.
Judging from their extensive ex-
perience in the theatre they will
be ,valuable to the Florida Play-
ers in their forthcoming produc-
Reed has been named as the
technical director for "Joan of
Lorraine," which will be present-
ed the middle of next month.
Mr. and Mrs. Reed organized and
toured with the College Crown
Players throughout the state of
Arkansas. The repertoire of the
group consisted of "Macbeth" and
"Romeo and Juliet," in which they
played the leads. They played prin-
cipally to high schools, colleges,
and civic clubs. This project was
financed and directed by the Reeds,
who did it, as they say, "in the
interest of art and education."
knee action, black and white at
time of loss, Gainesville tag 4744.
Ralph Van Fleet; 955 South 8th St.
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Also Playing Thursday
Friday & Saturday
JOHNNY MACK BROWN
"AFFAIRS OF BEL AMI"
"SUSIE STEPS OUT"
Thursday & Friday
BILLY DE WOLFE
"THE PERILS OF
With chains on the tires of their
Plymouth coupe they crept south-
ward over the ice-covered roads
toward Florida. They were im-
pressed by the size of the campus
and also the construction. Mrs.
Reed said that she couldn't see how
anyone could find so many things
to dig holes about.
Their interest in speech work,
along with a B.A. apiece in the
field, won them an assistantship
in the department. They are both
members of Alpha Psi Omega, the
national Dramatic fraternity, Reed
is a member of Sigma Tau Gam-
ma, National Professional Teach-
ers fraternity. Upon completion of
their Masters Degree they intend
to teach or go into the educational
theatre. When asked if they had
considered the "Big White Way"
they replied, "We're interested in
art rather than money, so if we re-
turn to show business, we'll do
educational theatre work."
Sport shirts in silk,
rayon, twill and comb-
ed cotton. Converti-
ble collar, long
sleeves. Two de ep,
beveled pockets. Wide
Tee shirts for perfect
gametime c o o Iness.
Wear solid colors with
striped slacks of duck
or flannel for good
looks on the greens.
Jacket and vented tee
hat in waterproof gab-
a r d i n e go together
with glen plaid slacks.
Jacket has pure wool
lining for chilly wea-
Neat feet in these
checked rayon and
cotton socks with re-
inforced heel and toe,
;rldentify yourself at the box- k / 7 iV
office before ticket is dispensed / \i\011
for student tickets.
Saturday only 30c
THURSDAY THRU SATURDAY
Chorus Girl: "How much does he
Literary Girl: "What does he
Society Girl: "Who is his fami-
Religious Girl: "What church
does he attend?"
College Girl: "Where (pant!) is
Prof, "Give me a definition of
Soph: "Space is where there is
nothing. I-I can't explain it ex-
actly, but I've got it in my head
E. E.: What kind of a dress did
she wear to the party last night?
C, E.: I can't remember: I think
it was checked.
E. E.: Really? That must have
been quite a party.
-Illinois Technology News
Early To Bed
RELIGIOUS WEEK ENDS TONIGHT
Clubs And Organizions A't I ab I dilld res
.- ,L. A ~ ... .... .. il d r s
eachcm er Party Men May Delta Chi's Add
ast Ballots Now
Features Annual In Wet-Dry Issue Eight New Men
All Lake County men who wish TO Pledge Class
B a D^ie W to vote In the wet-dry election n
ea Rose Weekend of arh 4, may cast absentee Eight new pledges were added
ballots I now. Those who p- Delta Ch's pledge class last
Beta Theta Pi membersepledges, ride home as well as the op- Delta Chis pledgee class last w
and guests began their annual
Beta Rose Weekend with a dinner,
given at the chapter house Friday
evening. Nautical decorations were
featured at the "Beachcomber
party" and all guests were in ap-
A formal dance held at the
Twentieth Century Club Saturday
night followed a picnic held at
Camp Wauburg in the afternoon.
All dates were presented with cor-
sages of red roses, the official
flower of the fraternity.
A breakfast at the house closed
1230 WV. Univ. Ave.
"Glass For Any
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Table and Desk Taps
Cut To Order
portunity of voting contact Mike
Gerakios, 502 Murphree M, to
make transportation arrange-
ments. Cars will be available
throughout the week for in-
dividual groups. Make arrange-
ments early enough to make
Fla. Union To Give
Dance At Rec Hall
Florida Union will sponsor their
regular weekly dance Frida ni ht
The new pledges include: Charles
W. Cadrecha, Tampa; Paul T. Call-
away, Miami; John M. Fickling,
St. Petersburg: Thomas G. Stew-
art, Jacksonville; Curtis C. Holmes,
Ponte Vedra Beach; Dale F. Bridg-
es, North Miami; Emmett C. Cox,
St. Petersburg; and Ben B. Cov-
In addition to taking an active
part in Military Ball festivities,
the fraternity held a dance, break-
fast, and picnic over the weekend.
Charles Prince was elected re-
cently to replace Thomas Parker
as vice president. Prince took of-
from 8:30 until 11:30 at the Rec-
There will be a floor show pre-i Theta Chi Frat
sented by the student talent of!
the campus. All students are urg-: Ele t Officr
ed to attend. E ects0 cers
Of the ten lettermen on the Uni-
versity of Florida's baseball team
only ond-outfielder Andy Bracken
throws and bats left-handed.
FOR THE BEST"
Come and Visit Us
for ybur Dry Cleaning
and Laundry Needs
4 STUDENT DRIVERS
W Clarence W. Daniel@ Grady A. Smith
@ Bill Pennington
Officers elected by Theta Chi
fraternity foi the semester in-
clude: Marvin Woods, Polk City,
president; Warren Harrell, Lake-
land, vice-president; Lauren Mer-
riam, Jr., Panama City, secretary;
Marvin Fleming, Panama City,
treasurer; Nathaniel L. Storm,
'Plant City, house manager; Zack
Philips, Tarpon Springs, marshall;
James M. Rowton, Palatka, librar-
ian; Arthur Latour, Miami Beach,'
chaplain; Gerald Lewis, Jackson-
ville, historian; J. T. Fleming, Cler-
mont, first guard; and Reginald
Lewis, Jacksonville, second guard.
John Rawls of Marianna was
elected to serve as chairman of
Theta Chi pledge committee. Joel
Wells of Orlando was appointed to
serve as Theta Chi Almuni secre-
Elected By D.C.
Delta Chi pledge class in a re-
cent election, elected Don Grimm,
St. Petersburg, as their presi-
dent; Paul Johnson, Tampa, vice-
president; Jerry Sibol, Clearwa-
ter, secretary treasurer; Bill
Warner, Key West, social secre-
tary; and Deen Humphries, Hol-
Charles Prince, Jacksonville,
was elected by the chapter to fill
the office of pledge ,master, left
vacant when Tommy Parker re-
signed from school in order to
take an active part in his cam-
paign for election to the state
legislature from DeSoto County.
Plans are now being made for
the Annual Pledge Dance to be
held in the near future.
Young And Old
The "young and old" of the Uni-
versity of Florida tennis team is
19-year-old Jack Borling of Orlan-
do and 31-year old Reese Cooper of
Religious Emphasis Week at
the University of Florida, which
opened Sunday afternoon with Dr. .
Bernard C. Clausen's address on :
"The Dreams That Possess Us,"
will close tonight at 7:30 when
Rabbi Prero speaks at the Unt-
In his talk Sunday' afternoon
Dr. Clausen, pastor of Euclid
Avenue Baptist Church, Cleve-
land, Ohio, stated that mankind
today is confronted b. two major .
dreams, laughing fatalism which '' '
says that man can find happiness .
only when he abandons the deep- -.'
er concerns of life and gives him-
self over to sheer materialism and
sensualism, a a second dream,
for which Christianity has stood
throughout the years, and which
calls men to dedicate their talents
to the service of humanity and
God. It is only as men are pos-
sessed by this latter dream that
we can hope to find the solution
to the ills of the world, he said.
Rabbi Arman Prero, who speaks
at 7:30 tonight in the University Rabbi Prero
Auditorium, was born in Jeru-
salem and moved to this country became national coordinator of
at the age of nine. He was edu- Canadian Hillel Foundations in
cated at the University of Chi- 1945 and, was president of the
cago and at the Hebrew Theo- Canadian Friends Hebrew Univer-
Rabbi Prero has served as dl- sity. Since May, 1947, he has been
rector of college student religious national director of B'nai B'rith
groups of the Jewish faith at the youth organizations, supervising
University of Kentucky, Univer- the program of Jewish activities
sity of Florida, and Manitoba for young people between the
University, Winnipeg, Canada. He ages of 15 and 25.
To Lower Costs
At a recent meeting, plans were
set forth to organize the much
talked of Interfraternity Stewards
Cooperative. All Stewards from
the social frats, co-ops, and Sea-
gle Hall are invited to attend.
Purpose of coming meetings is
to Increase efficiency in the din-
ing rooms through common exper-
ience and to save money through
collective buying. Dick Henry,
steward of Phi Delta Theta, and
chairman voiced his opinion that
".. It is a great possibility for
increasing dining room efficiency
and decreasing the cost."
The first meeting was held Mon-
day night at the ATO house. Dick
Henry was elected chairman, and
Stanley Fields, temporary secre-
tary. The next meeting is to be
March 1 at 8 in the Sigma Nu
house. It will be open to all atew-
Present members and the houses
they represent are: SPE, Harris
Kinchen; Georgia Seagie, Leon-
ard Hart; SAE, J. W. Kehoe; TEP,
Jason Berkman, Steward, Leon-
ard Sachs, assistant; SN, Ben
Doerr; LOA, Boyd Anderson; PKT,
Thomas Townsend; SC, Omar Wil-
son; DTD, James Youtz; PKA,
Douglas Thull.berg; PGD, Bill Cur-
ry; DC, Stanley Field and Bill
Hazlett; CLO, Bill Stanley; AGR,
Wallace McCarmick; ATO, Max
Brewer, and Earl Patterson; KA,
William Frazier; PLP, Sam Gold-
enberg; and PDT, Dick Henry.
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Thursday For Club
To ost English
An organizational meeting of
the Colin English for Governor
Club on this campus will be held
at 7:30 Thursday evening in Flor-
ida Union Auditorium. All stu-
dents, faculty members and other
friends of Colin English are invit-
ed to attend this meeting,
In announcing this meeting, Joe
Bradham, Law College senior,
stated that "widespread interest
on this campus in the entrance of
Colin English into the governor's
race has been shown by the num-
ber of letters to the English for
Governor headquarters from Uni-
versity of Florida students offer-
ing their services to his cam-
Joe Hall, University of Florida
graduate and Florida Blue Key
member, will be present at the
meeting, acting in his capacity as
state campaign manager for Colin
English, and will discuss plans
for the coming election campaign
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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1948
The Florida Alligator -
Si ma Phi Epsion
Wih 'Radio Party'
Members, pledges and dates of
Sigma Phi Epsilon climaxed their
annual Golden Heart3 weekend
'-ith an informal "radio party"
it the chapter house Saturday
A skit, in keeping with the
iheme of the party, was present-
ed and the Sig Ep colors of purple
nd red were used in decorating.
Earlier in the day a picnic and
uting with boating, swimming
und games was held at Lake
A formal dance, featuring Joe
Harrison and his orchestra, was
held at the Twentieth Century
Club Friday night.
Phi Eta Sigma
Prexy For Term
Bill Henry, Ocala, was elected
president of Phi Eta Sigma for the
semester at a meeting Monday
night. Other officers are Stan
Smith, Jacksonville. vice-presi-
dent; Gil Brophy, West Palm
Beach, secretary; Robert Har-
grave, Lecrosse, treasurer; and
Jim Rouzie, Jacksonville, histor-
-Membership in Phi Eta Sigma is
limited to those male students who
maintain a 3.5 honor point aver-
age during either the first, or
first and second semesters, in
college. Dean J. Ed Price is facul-
ty advisor of the fraternity.
Dr. Byron E. Janes of the Agri-
culture Experiment Station will
speak on "Chemistry as Applied to
Horticulture Research" to Gamma
Sigma Epsilon in Room 209, Flor.
ida Union Building at 7:30 p. m.
tomorrow. Everyone is welcome.
Oliver Wendell Holmes mistook
an insane asylum for a college.
Humorously he apologized with,
"Well, I suppose after all there is
little difference." The asylum
keeper replied: "Only in this place
you must show some improvement
before you can get out."
Dan McCarty, appearing on the
University campus under the spon-
sorship of the McCarty for Gov-
ernor Club, spoke to approximate-
ly 300 students in Florida Union
Auditorium Thursday night.
Prior to speaking, McCarty at-
tended the organization of the
club. The club, which had been
under the temporary leadership of
Bill O'Neill, elected W. McL.
Christie of Jacksonville as chair-
man. Dave Harman of Winter
Haven was elected to the office
Christie named the following to
the executive committee: Bill
O'Neill, Daytona Beach; Max
Brewer, Titusville; Jim Vocelle,
Jr., Tallahassee; Walter G. Mar-
tin, Avon Park; Grover Baker,
Miami; and John Livingston, Or-
lando. Bill Moor of Tallahassee
was placed in charge of publicity.
McCarty opened his speech
giving his background, pointing
out that he had received his
basic training at the University
of Florida. While at the Uni-
versity, he served as vice presi-
dent of the student body and
was a member of Florida Blue
Key. He served two sessions of
the Legislature before acting as
speaker of the house in 1941,
the youngest speaker In Flor-
McCarty then outlined his state
organization, naming men over
the state who were actively sup-
porting him. He pointed out that
he was a South Florida candidate
qualified with entrance to all oth-
er sections through many organi-
zations throughout the state.
In regard to the issues in the
election, McCarty outlined the
major points and briefly gave his
views and qualifications to serve
Florida with a more complete
knowledge of them. In discussing
taxation, McCarty pointed out
that service for 14 months on the
citizens' tax committee of the
Legislature gave him valuable
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McCarty mentioned briefly the
problems of Florida in connec-
tion with constitutional revi-
sion, agriculture, water control,
tourists and advertising, roads
and schools, naming his quali-
fications with respect to each
that would enable him to bet-
ter carry out the program of
McCarty said that his philoso-
phy of government was one of
"independence in thinking and ac-
tion." He made only one promise
-to "never apologize for the men
who support me and to never give
them any cause to apologize for,
having supported me."
By Julian Clarkson
WHEN WE FIRST hit this campus a ye.. an a half
ago, we were informed immediately in no uncertain terms
that the Fraternity League produces a faster brand of ath-
letic competition than the other two Intramural loops year
in and year out. That theory was seemingly borne out last
year, but after watching a semester of play in all the cir-
cuits this year, we've arrived at the conclusion that Inde-
pendent League teams are equally as strong as the boys
from Fraternity Row.
The Frat Circuits easily dominated the track meet
this year as usual with times and distances far exceeding
those of the Independents, but top teams in Independent
basketball, touch football, and bowling tournaments might
easily be rated the best on campus. This column rated
CQ:,ne Hall as the best Intramural basketball team on
campus, ,and our good friend and reliable informant, Buck
Lanier, slipped us word that the Tarpon Club's touch foot-
ball seven occupies the same catergory. Then, too, more
high scores have been turned in by Independent bowling
teams up to semi-final play than the Frat League was able
to produce. Minor sports are more difficult to compare,
but fraternities probably hold only a slight edge in most
The Dorm League, while not up to standards of the
two loops( is nevertheless making headway. Dorm teams
are handicapped to a considerable degree by the fact' that
Joe College would rather play for dear old Tappa Kegga
Beer or for the Back Alley Bagles than have "Fletcher
Dormitory Sections W, X, Y, Z" emblazoned across his
chest as he goes into action. But if some of the men living
in dorms, who don't already take part in Intramurals, will
contact managers of their sections and sign up, they can
step up the brand of ball played in that league a great
WE COULDN'T BELIEVE our eyes Monday after-
noon when we watched a Phi Delt team literally go to
pieces in a Frat League contest. The Phi Delts have always
been a calm, cool, collected, and cocky aggregation in
battle with a flare for, being on the aggressive side at all
times. But in an opening round Orange League volleyball
clash with their next door neighbors, the unpredictable
ATO's, PDT wilted at the wrong time.
With a hundred-odd spectators looking on-including
0 or 40 anxious SAEs-ATO ran up a quick lead in the
third game of a .tfo-out-of-three set after each team had
beaten the other by the same score, 15-6. When the Alpha
Taus' margin reached 10-4, the Phi Delts completely fold-
ed, serving balls into the net, missing easy spikes, and
pulling "Alphonse-Gaston" acts of, courtesy all over the
court. Final score: ATO 15, PDT 4.
ODDS 'N ENDS: Phi Kappa Tau is the only team
which led its league at the end of the first semester and is
.still in first place . SAE lost its Orange leadership to o
PDT during the bowling tourney with ATO going into sec-
ond. Temp. Dorm 0 seized the top spot in the Dorm ]
-League, passing Sledd C-G by virtue of a good showing in t
the volleyball tournament. And in the Independent I
League the Hell Cats made their own break by whipping
the All Stars in the quarter-finals of the bowling meet to j
replace that team as the leader . Softball enthusi- w
asts can look for more colorful performances in the dia- 6
mond sport on campus this year with a greater run-pro- (
duction than heretofore-Reason: The Intramural Depart- I
ment has reduced number of players from ten to nine in
keeping with the A.S.A., eliminating the shortfielder t
Sigma Delta Psi.
Try Out Times
:The Intramural Department has
ainounced the following times for
try-outs for Sigma Delta Psi,
Swimming: Monday, 4-6, see
Coach Genovar at Swimming Pool.
Gymnastics: Tuesday, 4-6, see
Mr. Mooney or Dr. Haar at the
Track events: Wednesday, 4-6,
and Saturday 2-4, see Coach Phil-
pot at the Track.
For further information- con-
cerning try-outs contact the In-
Gators To Face,
Naval Air Team
On Enemy Court
Win Will Assure
Gator Five Of
By Steve Grimes
Though the thought of the im
pending Southeastern Conference
tourney must loom large in thi
minds of Gator basketballers, thi
Florida team will be brought bacd
to reality for a time tonight where
they journey to Jacksonville tc
tangle with the local Naval Ail
Inasmuch as the Navy team ha;
not shown any great promise tc
date, this game is expected to be
little mere than a tuneup for the
Louisville encounter. Shortly ovei
a month ago the Gator crushed
the sailors by a score of 82-51.
Until recently surpassed by the
87 points tallied against Florida
Southern,,this game stood as the
monument to Florida's most po-
tent offensive attack of the year,
With the advantage of the home
court, the Navy may be able to
narrow the margin but the pos-
sibility of an upset win is re-
A victory tonight will virtually
assure the Gators. of the title of
Florida champions. Although hav-
ing split four games with the
University of Miami, Florida has
conquered all other intrastate com-
petition, while the Hurricanes
have lost several contests with-
in the state.
The Gators will wind up their
regular schedule Saturday night
when they play host to Georgia
Tech's Yellow Jackets in a return
engagement. Tech blasted the
Orange and Blue five, 65-42, dur-
ing Florida's invasion of Geor-
gia week before last.
Gator Golfers Drop
Match To Jax Navy
Florida's golf team met defeat
at the hands 'of the Jackson-
ville' Naval Air Station team Sat-
urday in Jacksonville by a score
of 16 1-2 to 10 1-2.
J. J. English and Jack Vidal
picked up a half point for the
Gators in the first match when
they lost to the Jax team's 8 1-2
M. L. Mooreman and L. R. Sikes
brought the Florida team to with-
n four points of the Navy team
when they won the second match
1-2 to 2 1-2. D. V. Ritchie and
G. C. Childers finished the match
'or Gators and lost by two points,
0 1-2 to 3 1-2.
Sikes turned in the top score for
he day with a 72. He parred the
outgoing nine holes with 35 and
ame back with one over par on
he final nine. Childers tied two
Navy men for third place in in-
Lividual scoring with a 76.
The Gators now have a record
of one loss and one tie and carry
his record to Ormond Beach Sat-
irday in a match with the Ormond
Beach Country Club.
The University of Florida's 1947
baseball team averaged a healthy
runs per game; the trouble was
n the opponents' 9 run-per-game
average. The Gators won one game
7 to 12.
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ator Tankmen Bid in Fourth Game Of
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Florida's Gator cagers and Miami's hardwood crew go after a
loose ball under Miami's basket in a contest here Friday night, which
the Gators took by a 72-50 score. Shown in the scramble are Harry
Hamilton (15) and Julian Miller (13) of Florida and Cobb (20) and
Whitey Campbell of Miami.
Miami CagersSpit Two
Games With Gator Five
Florida Wins First Game
And Drops Second
By Bob Weatherly
Friday and Saturday nights saw the Gator quintet
split a pair of rough and generally unimpressive games
with our state rivals, Miami U.
Both games ran the same slow course throughout, al-
though some excitement was had Saturday when the Ga-
tors rallied to within three points of the lead after trail-
ing most of the second half.
The Gators jumped to a quick
lead Friday night when Filling-
ham hit the rim for five quick I.. ,? BI
points before the south Florida 0 74 l
crew found the range. Miami was
never able to head the Gators'
lead and the half ended with Flor- a ll
ida on the long end of a 30 to 27
The second half opened in the Fo ity T a
same slow fashion but the Orange
and Blue soon found the range Volleyball, the first major sport
and ran the lead to twenty points, of the second semester fraternity
Julian Miller lead this brief out- intramural program, is now being
break and ended the game with a played in both leagues.
total of 23 markers. Final score The opening day of play was
Florida 72, Miami 50. highlighted by an ATO victory
Second Game over the Phi Delts, last year's
Saturday night was the same champs. The ATOs beat PDT two
story. As the game began Florida out of three games to gain an
jumped to a slim lead, but Mi- early lead in the second bracket
ami rallied to take the lead twice of Orange league competition.
before the period ended in a 21 to Delta Tau Delta showed power
21 tie. Miami's Cambell lead a in the first bracket as they over-
scoring spree for his team as the whelmed PKA 15-2, 15-1. ATO-
second half began, and the Gator PDT scores were: 15-6, 6-15, 15-
men found themselves trailing by 4.
11 points midway through the last In the Blue league PEP took
stanza. LXA in two out of three games
A last minute out-break pulled winning the first 15-0, losing the
the Florida five to within three second 9-15, and capturing the
points of the lead, as time ran out third 15-3. The Delta Chis topped
the score stood Miami 52, and Chi Phi in the other game of this
Florida 49. league to gain ground in the first
the score stood, Miami 52, and bracket.
Florida 49. Schedule for the remainder of
the week is as follow's:
I tra I Today-KS vs. DTD;oDSX vs. PDT;
Intramural PKT vs. TX; LXA vs. PGD and
TEP vs. BTP.
ReSU tS Thursday-PKA vs. SPE; ATO vs.
rat Volleyball SAE; DS vs. PKT; PLP vs. TEP
ATO over PDT, 15-6, 6-15, 15-4; and DX vs. AGR.
DTD over PKA. 15-2. 15-1: DX In case of rain matches will
over XP, 15-11, 15-6; PKP over
LXA, 15-0, 9-15, 15-3.
Air Base over Temporary 0,
15-10, 15-8 (semi-finals).
Avondales 8, Gator Club 7;
Mortar and Pestle 8, Bobcats 7.
be rescheduled at a later date.
Diver Billy Harlan is the only
two-letter winner on the Universi-
ty of Florida swimming team. A
senior from Gainesville, he cap-
tains the Gator mermen.
Win Two Of Three Meets
On Georgia Tour
By John Williford
Florida's swimming team, rapidly rising in acclaim
throughout the Southeast, boosted their season's won-lost
total up to an even .500 last week-end by trouncing Emory
and Georgia Universities, and losing a narrow 39-36 heart-
breaker to Georgia Tech.
The Gator tankmen, mentored by Coach Frank Geno-
var, pulled a razzle-dazzle upset out of the bag Friday by
snapping Emory's 14-straight winning streak.
Florida's Lou Brown, Biill Pep-
per and Bill Bracken took the last event, and salvaged four
spotlight in all three meets, with last events and alaged four
each man grabbing a first in ev- firsts and six second places out
ery contest. Brown, former all- of the meet.
state from Tampa, hit a new
high in the 100-yard freestyle T e6 a U0
event at Atlanta against Ga. Tech ZieZ Hamilo
when he shattered the Tech pool
bitions ever staged in the Atlanta r
pool, the steam-driven Tampa
powerhouse churned out a record- For i H
breaking time of 52.3 seconds, to r Scoring nors
better the old mark of 53.2 set With just two regular season
jointly by Percy, Louisiana State, With just two regular season
and Bates, Georgia Tech, in 1941 games to go .in this year's bas-
Pepper Wins ketball campaign. Hans Taenzler,
Pepper, a home-grown lad from rangy center, and Harry Hamilton,
Gainesville, made it six straight sharpshooting forward are still
in the 440-yard freestyle event, running neck and neck for the
Outclassing all other competition, high scorer's crown.
Florida's ace endurance swimmer Although slumping somewhat
kept up his steady, indefatigable min the Iast five games Taenzler,
pace, and reti his tinas with 282 points, still holds a slight
pace, and retained his position as edge on Hamilton, who has 251
one of the top 440 men in the ede on Hamilton who has 251
Southeastern Conference, markers to his credit.
SoutheasternCio1nference.rTaenzler has complied the bulk
Bracken, Gainesville diving art- of hisTaenzler has complied the bulkof
ist, outpointed all three Georgia of his points frowith a variciniety of
teams on the springboard, and is tricky shots from the vicinity of
also rated as one of the confer- thea foul circle while Hamilton's
ence's top contenders. main eapon has been a long one
Georgia Meets hander from the sidelines.
Capturing seven out of nine Julian Miller, who has dunked
first places, the Gators over-in 168 points, is firmly entrench-
whelmed Georgia by a 48-27 ed in the third slot. Miller's Forte
count. Florida dominated the is driving in toward the hoop for
meet from start to finish, fail- underhand "English" shots.
ing to win only two events-the Others who have kept the
150-yard backstroke and 400-yard scorekeepers busy are Bill At-
freestyle relay. kinson (66), Bill Welch (90), Har-
Emory Meet old Haskins (90), Lamar Bridges
The Orange and Blue'splashers (77), and Henry Cornell (63).
swept past Emory University 44-
31, breaking the Atlantans' 14- A o Park Tea
meet winning streak, and regis- On arkT I eam
tering one of the major upsets of Five
the year in Southeastern swim- TopS LOCal Fiv
ming circles. Coach Frank Geno- High-Lighters cage team, a
var's mermen held a narrow lead campus basketball five, dropped
over the Emory boys all during a 58-45 game to the Avon Park
the meet, and clinched it when Fireman team in that city last
Pepper placed first in the 440. Saturday night. The proceeds of
Georgia Tech the game were given to the Walk-
The Georgia Tech 400-yard er Memorial Hospital Fund.
freestyle combo proved too much Cecil Knight was -high point
for the Florida quartet, as the man for the losers with 16. Man-
Jacket swimmers pulled a 39-36 ager John Garber is asking any
win out from under the noseplugs team interested in playing his boys
of the Gator squad by eking out to contact him at 346 West Orange
a win in that event. The Florid- St. or phone 2213-W.
ians held a four-point advantage
over the Techmen going into the
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By Julian COarroon
Florida's chances of advancing
beyond first round play in the
Southeastern Conference basket.
ball tournament were blasted sky.
high Monday when it was an.
nounced that the Gators' opening
round opponents Will be the de-.
fending champion Kentucky Wild-
cats, winners of four consecutive
SEC titles. The tourney will be
held March 4, 5, and 6 at the
Louisville Armory with the Wild-
cats, who have won nine out of
14 SEC championships since the
tourney was established in 1933,
once again acting as the host
Thus Florida's unhandy habit of
drawing the loop kingpins in the
preliminary round again pops up.
Last year, when the Gators bowed
out at the hands of LSU after
going down valiantly on the short
end of a 60-45 score, marked, the
first time in recent years that
Florida has been able to avoid
the Blue Grass quintet.
The SEC basketball committee
listed Kentucky, Tulane, Tennes.
see, and Alabama as the four top-
seeded teams in that order and
released the opening round slate
of contests, set for Thursday, as
follows: Alabama vs. Georgia
Tech, 1:30 p.m.; Tulane vs. Au-
burn, 3:15 p.m.; Tennessee vs.
Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.; and
Kentucky vs. Florida, 9:15 p.m.
Kentucky drew the top-seeded
spot on the basis of having finish-
ed its third consecutive season
without a conference loss. Paced
once again by the nation's top.
ranking cager, the redoubtable
Ralph Beard, and a pair of his
equally renowned teammates, Alex
Groza and Wallace "Wah Wah"
Jones, the Wildcats breezed
through loop opposition for nine
straight wins and an average of
70 points per contest. Coach
Adolph Rupp's smooth-working
machine is also in the money na-
tionally with a 25-2 won-and-lost
record through Saturday's games
and is a sure bet for a berth in
the NGAA tourney or Madison
Square Garden Invitational cage
The Gators will be slightly
weaker than they were during
early and mid-season play due
to the loss of a namiber of capable
performers. Doug Belden and Dick
Pace have transferred their tal-
ents to the gridiron while Falsone
and Henry Cornell are no longer
with the squad and Lamar Bridges
has dropped from school. Thus the
Gators will take largely the same
team to Louisville that made the
trip last year. At the request of
a majority of the coaches, each
team will be able to use 12 men
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