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Vol. 39, No. 21
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Of. nyjbh-Daily Paper
In The State oFIlorida
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By Elgin White
One of the biggest events
in the history of the Univer-
sity of Florida will take place
Friday morning at Florida
Field with the inauguration
of Dr. J. Hillis Miller as the
fourth president of the Uni-
Dr. George D. Stoddard, presi-
dent of the University of Illinois
and prominent international educa-
tor member of UNESCO, will
make the main address.
A nation-wide radio hookup
will air the inauguration ceremon-
ics over New York Mutual from
12:30 to 12:45. The radio time
will be entitled "Salute To Flor-
ida" and will feature three-and-
one-half minutes of the induc-
tion ceremony and part of Dr.
Other inauguration addresses
will be made by Dr. Colgate Dar-
den, president of the University of
Virginia and former governor of
Virginia, and the inaugural ad-
dress by Dr. Miller.
Honorary degrees will be award-
ed to Owen D. Young, former
chairman of the Board of General
Electric Corporation; Ralph H. Al-
lee, director of the American In-
stitute of Agricultural Sciences at
Turriabla, Costa Rica; Dr. 0. C.
Carmichael, president of the Car-
negie Foundation for the Advance-
ment of Teaching; Dr. Darden, and
For the first time in the his-
tory of an inauguration cere-
mony, members of the student
body will play an important part
in the procession. University -
inauguration committee officials
have stressed the public charac-
ter of the ceremony and are is-
suing a "cordial invitation" to
the general public to participate
in the program.
Tomorrow night, an "Inaugura-
tion Concert" will be given in Uni-
versity Auditorium by Miss Gladys
Swarthout, noted mezzo soprano
and star of the Metropolitan Opera
A buffet supper for guests and
delegates following the inaugura-
tion will climax the inaugural pro-
gram while post-inaugural confer-
ences will be conducted throughout
Friday afternoon and Saturday
morning by representatives of
Southern University and College
Libraries, and by Florida School
President Joseph L. Dyer of
Florida Airways today announced
sweeping changes in schedules,
effective March 1, throughout the
airline system in North and Cen-
tral Florida in order to serve Per-
ry and :eesburg.
Service will begin at Leesburg
on March 1, with five schedules
per day there. Two early morning
nQrthbound flights from Orlando
will leave Leesburg at 7:21 and
7:36 a.m. for Tallahassee and
Jacksonville respectively, via
Ocala, Gainesville and Lake City
to Tallahassee, and via Ocala and
Gainesville to Jacksonville, pro-
viding service north and west to
all parts of the country in a mat-
ter of a few hours. Another north-
bound flight from Leesburg at
2:36 p.m. will arrive in Jackson-
ville at 3:38 p.m., making connec-
tions with other northern and
western flights in the early even-
ing. Two late afternoon south-
bound flights, leaving Tallahassee
and Jacksonville at 4:30 and 4:25
P.m., respectively, will provide lo-
cal and through southbound trav-
elers with convenient and fast
service to Leesburg.
Of Savings Bond
In Essay Contest
David E. Kinlaw, Miami, stu-
dent at the University of Florida,
won a $50 savings bond for his
first prize essay on the subject
"What Brotherhood Means to Me"
in a contest sponsored by "T h e
Southern Jewish Weekly" of
Jacksonvile The contest was
open to all students at the Uni-
versity and was a part of the ob-
servance of National Brotherhood
Winner Kinlaw is 21 years old,
a Roman Catholic, a history ma-
hor, and a veteran of two years in
the USNR, serving during the war
ln the Atlantic and Pacific thea-
tres. Second prize was $5 sav-
ings bond won by Gerald Clarke,
Jacksonville, another University
'Gator Business Staff
In Need Of Assistance
All those interested in working
on the business staff of the Alli-
gator are asked to attend a meet-
ing Thursday night at 7, in the
Alligator business office.
If unable to attend, contact Ted
.Wittner, advertising manager,
Ph. 2325, or leave name and ad-
dre'ss at office.
The Planner And The President
.... .. .
Pictured are Prof. H. P. Constans, left, chairman of the Inaugura-
tion Committee, and Dr. J. Hillis Miller, who wll be inaugurated as
the fourth president of the University of Florida.
ASE MEETS HERE TODAY AND TOMORROW
Ten Technical Speakers
To Address Engineers
By Fran White
Ten technical speakers will address members of the
Southeastern Section of the American' Society for Engi-
neering Education as they meet in Gainesville today and
tomorrow during inauguration week at the University.
Prof. N. C. Ebaugh is general chairman for the meeting.
Dean R. C. Ernst of the Univer-
sity of Louisville will preside at
the industrial research symposium Governor Is Host
of the research branch of the so-
ciety this morning. Speakers .on -.
this program include: A. S. Davis, .
Research Corporation; J. M. Mc- .
Ilvain, Atlantic Refining Comr-
pany, and D. G. Smellie, Hoover :"
At sessions of the section for
the two days Dean F. J. Lewis
of Vanderbilt University will pre- j
side over the following speakers:
H. H. Armsby, U. S. Office of
Education; Dean R. C. Ernest,
Prof. W. E. Blessy, Tulane Uni-
versity; Dean R. L. Sweigert,
Georgia School of Technology; ..
i'-or. W. Hiltf, Uni,\ersitl. of
Maryland, and Prof. Wiley Thom-
as, University of Tennessee.
Principal speaker at the ban-
quet this evening will be Dean
C. E. MacQuigg of Ohio State
University, national president of
the A. S. E. E., who speaks on
"The Ehgineering College in the
Development of National Re-
GAS NOT CITY-OWNED
PICTURE ON PAGE 2
A delegation of some 20 stu-
dents, representing 624 veteran
families in the University's three
Flavet Villages, protested Mon-
day night to the Gainesville City
Commission over the rate increas-
es initiated recently by the
Gainesville Gas Co.
The group presented a peti-
tion to the Commisison asking
in part: prohibit gas com-
pany from making rates retro-
active, investigate profits and
financial structure of gas com-
pany. make sucn further 'ad-
justments, orders, decrees, and
arrangements as it (the Com-
mission) may deem advisable
City Attorney S. T. Dell, Jr.,
and City Manager J. B. Mobley,
Jr., -were instructed by the Com-
mission to confer with members
of the delegation and report back
to the Commission as soon as pos-
It's A Full Schedule Educators To App(
9:00--A.M. Conference of the American Society for Engineering Ed- /
ucation, Southeastern Section. C. R. Ernst, Dean, P. K. Yonge
Address of Welcome-Joseph Hillis Miller, President, Univer- '.
sity of Florida. '
Presentation and Discussion of Papers on Engineering Research "
12:30-P.M. Luncheon Meeting, Fred J. Lewis, Dean, Vanderbilt Uni-
versity, presiding, White House Hotel
Address-Some Recent Activities of Federal Agencies Affecting
Engineering Education, Henry H. Armsby, United States Office
2:00-P.M. Presentation of Riesarch Papers and Discussion of Aca-
demic Engineering Pro blen P. K. Yonge Auditorium. -' .,
7:00-P.M. Dinner Meeting, Joseph Weil, Dean, College of Engineering,
University of Florida, Presiding, White House Hotel.
Address-The Engineering Cc.lege in the Development of Na-
tional Resources, Charles E. McQuigg. President, American So-
ciety for Engineering Ed1ucation.
9:00-P.M. Dance for Visitors and Faculty of the College of Engineer-
ing at Twentieth Century Club.
THURSDAY, 4ARCH 4
9:00-A.M. Conference on Regional Planning for Engineering Educa-
tion, P. K. Yonge Auditorium.
Address-Four-Year Versus Five-Year Engineering Curricula,
Wilbert J. Huff, University of Maryland. Dean R. C. Ernst
10:00-A.M. General Session-Conference on Regional Planning in |
Higher Education, Millard F, Caldwell, Presiding, P. K. Yonge WILL MEET FRI DAY
Address-Implications of Educational Regional Planning, O. C. 1 a
Carmichael, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- Regiona L Dibr
ment of Teaching
12:15-P.M. Barbecue for Conference Participants, Delegates, and
Guests, Gainesville Recreation Center. T O C confront i
Music by the University of Florida Glee Club, John W. DeBruyn, Uni ity Of Florida L
Directing. University Of Florida L
12:30-P.M. Engineering Luncheon and Business Meeting, White House Will Take Charge Of C
2:00-P.M.Discussion Session-Conference on Regional Planning in Librarians from colleges
Higher Education, 0. C. Carmichael, Presiding, P. K. Yonge Au- Alabama, and Florida will cc
ditorium. Alabama, and Florida will
2:00-P.M. Executive Session of the Interstate Council on Regional lems at a two-day meeting s
Planning in H\Nher Education, Restricted to Members of the conjunction with the inaugi
3:30-P.M. Tea for Women Delegates and Wives of Inaugural Guests, Speaks Thursday
honoring Mrs. Joseph Hillis Miller.
5:30-P.M. Open House and Dinner for Delegates and Guests Hosts:
Social Fraternities and Sororities.
6:30-P.M. Dinner for Members of the Press and Radio, Hotel Thomas. .'
Address-Education and the News, Benjamin Fine, Education Y
Editor, New York Times. *.
8:15-P.M. Concert-Gladys Swarthout, Univ. Auditorium.
10:00-P.M. Inaugural Reception, Bryan Lounge, Florida Union. r
MILLER HAS ASSURANCE '
Protest Committee States -
'No Overt Demonstration'
The Student Protest Committee
S' has promised in a letter to Presi-
... dent Miller that there will be no
.' B overt demonstration against the
appearance on the University ofl
Florida campus of the meeting of T
Millard F. Caldwell The letter that was presented ln erviC e
to President Miller stated in part,
".. Subsequently, it has become Crack Trains Will Stop
clear that this conference will in- At Waldo And Ocala
S- clude a predominant number of
rs ro est" educators and will probably be Seaboard Railway announced
concerned exclusively with educa- thi week that it is extending its
By G as C o. tional matters. services further for the benefit of
Y President Miller. in a statement University students living in
J" to the Alligator, said, "I have West Palm Beach and Miami. -
purpose is being defeated by the been requested to state the posi- Heretofore, the railroad's crack
disproportionately high cost of tion of the Protest Comipittee to streamliner, "The Silver Meteor,"
gas fuel, provided by a private- the Council on Regional Planning. did not stop in Waldo to board
ly owned company." passengers for these East coast
The petition to the mpameeting was This is an orderly procedure, and points, but effective this week,
signed by Hayward Atkinson, I shall be glad to comply with the the train will make the Waldo
Tallahassee, mayor of Flavet II, request." stop.
Henry von der Heyde, Jr., mayor The letter of the Protest Corn- Florida Greyhound has a con-
of Flayet II, Commissioner Wil- mittee continued, "While our in- nection out of Gainesville at 10:30
liam F. Woodward, Clyde R. ceresc was with the Southern gov- a.m. for Waldo, arriving at 10:46
Grimstal, mayor of Flavet I, Corn- ernors and education, it has been a.m. with the Meteor scheduled
missioners Elmer H. Johnson, and iterpitecl in some quarters as out at 10:51 a.m. West Palm
Henry H. Peerson, Flavet I, Corn-. having a bearing upon the inaugu- Beach arrival time is 3:30 p. m.
missioner John J. Fliavata, Fla- ration ceremony. It is our hope and Miami at 5:25.
vet II, and Flavet III Commis- that the expression of minority Northbound, "The Silver Me-
sioners Lester W. Faulkner and opinion at a liberal institution teor" will leave Miami at 8:30 a.
William .R. Vann. need not be disruptive ." m., West Palm Beach at 10:05
President Miller stated, "I have with arrival time. in Waldo slated
Hea the assurance of the Student for 2:25 p.m. Florida Greyhound
a Protest Committee that there will has a schedule out for Gainesville
Smith ElectedHebe no overtdemonstration of any at 2:39 p.m., arriving at 3 p.m.
Of Tra*ler V t !1 kind during the entire inaugura- A convenient evening schedf le
tion program, beginning on the A convenient evening schedule
S i e V f third and extending through the out of Miami- and West Palm
n s eixtnh of March t Beach for Ocala is also listed on
Sam Smith, a graduate in Edu- sixth o Marc Seaboard's new streamliner, "The
tnin wpqP t~r d nn nf -- .-
silble. UcaionU, was eec e Lc mayor oU
The mayor-commissioner ex- Trailer Vet II after the retiring
plained to the delegation that the commissioners made public re-
City Commission has the right to suits of the election.. "
regulate the rates of the firm, Smith, who is from Jacksonville
but it 1i not a city-owned utility. was tied with Schroeder, another
The students claimed in their Trailer Vet II resident, and a run-
petition that the Flavet Vil- off election was required to ascer-
lages "were established by the tain who would be the mayor for
Congress of the United States this semester.
and the State of Florida for the The candidates were evenly
purpose of providing low cost matched, but Smith won by one
-_ .Aj,_+ --A +1v_-4 f* Aq0 4 9. Ar nftpr- jQ11 vnfp4-q 'hnei
housing to students and iueir
families," and claimed "this
Many Bands C
By Carnival Cc
By Scott Verner
The bands of Johnny Long,
Gene Krupa, Al Donahue, Ray
McKinley, Tony Pastor and Hal
McIntyre are now under consider-
ation with respect to financial
limitations by the Spring Carni-
val committee as to which one
shall set the musical downbeat for
"what promises to be a huge cam-
pus-wide weekend," according to
Al Crabtree, Spring Carnival com-
Other members of the com-
mittee, as set up by the Execu-
tive Council, are C. J. Hardee,
secretary of social affairs;
Frank Walker, secretary of fi-
nance; Robbie Lee Milam, sec-
retary of women's affairs, and
Lamar Winegeart, secretary of
Also on the committee are to
be representatives from the Exec-
utive and Lyceum Councils. /
Crabtree said that a number f
subcommittees have been org -
ized "to attempt to arrange jor
a central housing system so tMat
non-fraternity men can more e4-
Debate Men Return
To Florida Campus
With Fair Record
By Jim Camp
vote, 43 LoU 4, alt e al, vuos .Eu Florida's affirmative debate
been balloted and counted. squad of Earl Faircloth and Ed
S4 Resnick and its negative team,
o slidered l composed of Alan Westin and
.0o119mU rm Jordan Bittel, emerged recently
from the 1948 Forensic. Centen-
mInn ittee nial at Tulane University with
identical won-lost records. Both
P were victorious in five debates
ily house their dates," and added while dropping three.
that "another committee has been Th G nd r Ltry a
set up to tabulate and estimate The GlendyBurke Literary and
the probable weekend expendi- Debating Society of Tulane Uni-
tures of a non-fraternity man." versity sponsored the tourna-
He asked all campus organiza- ment, which included extempor-
tions to make the weekend, ten- aneous and oratorical contests, in
tatively set for either April 23-24 addition to debating. The tourney
or May 1-2 and which is to be was held to celebrate the occasion
centered around a Carnival or of 100 years of student forensics
Mardi Gras. theme, "the biggest on the Tulane campus.
social function in the history of In addition to a large number
the University." of Southern states represented at
"We (the committee) are put- the tournament, colleges and uni-
ting forth every effort to con- versities were present from South
struct Spring Carnival in such Dakota, Iowa, Utah, Minnesota,
a way that by its own success Arizona and even Toronto, Can-
it will become an established ada.
tradition on the campus," he In individual contests, Alan
said. "If full support is effect- Westin took second place in the
ed by all students, the week- extemporaneous speaking contest,
end will take a prominent place yielding only to the University of
in nationally known collegiate Texas representative. Westin was
,social activities." one out of nine chosen to compete
The Spring Carnival was made m the finals of that contest. Earl
law two weeks ago by the Execu- ircloth, who also was one of
tive Council. The weekend is de- nite to survive the preliminaries
signed to be an annual campus- of]the oratorical contest, walked
wide social affair for "all mem- of/ with third place in that brack-
bers of the student"body, et of competition.
Silver Star." This train leaves Mi-
ami at 4:40 p.m., West Palm
Beach at 6 and arrives at 10 p.m.
Florida Greyhound has a Gaines-
ville connection from Ocala at 11
p.m. with a midnight arrival here.
The "Star's" southbound schedule
is not adjusted for connections in
either Waldo or Ocala.
'Joan Of Lorraine'
Here March 16-20
The Florida Players will pre-
sent Maxwell Anderson's latest
hit, Joan of Lorraine, in P. K.
Yonge Auditorium March 16, 17,
18, 19 and 20.
Florabel Wolff, one of the first
women to gain membership in
Florida Players, will play the ,dou-
ble role of Joan and Mary Gray.
The production will be under
the direction of David W. Hooks,
technical director for the Florida
Players, who will also be seen in
the role of Jimmy Masters.
Joan of Lorraine i: the play
that brought fame to Ingrid
Bergman as a Broadway actress
in her first appearance on the
stage since 1940.
rn order that faculty and stu-
dents may attend the inaugural
convocation in the stadium on
March 5, Dr. J. Hillis Miller,
president of the University of
Florida requests that all classes
,be suspended on that day be-
tween the hours of 9:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m.
Dr. 0. C. Carmichael
ear On Ca
onfer on region
scheduled at the
duration of Pres:
The library co
will follow the
on higher educate
day afternoon an
the several session
N. Rush, Chicago
retary of the As
el e and Refer,
Robert B. Downs, librarian at the Here
University of Illinois, and Dean
Harley W. Chandler of the Uni- BIs rI
versity of Florida, chairman of. .
the I t'e on icn in- Coricert St3r A3'e'?Bs
higher education of the Southern In Univ. Auditorium
University Conference. An evening pre-inaugural hig.h-
Stanley West, University of light of the two day inaugtu-1n
Florida librarian, is in charge of ceremonies for President J. HiFiu
Miller will be the concert tomor-
the conference and is being as- row at 8:15 by Gladys Swartout,
sisted by Mrs. Margaret Duer, noted mezzo soprano.
I head of the circulation depart-
ment of the University Library.
SHOWS HIS "RANK"
Colorful History Behind
Scholar's Cap And Gown
Ever curious about a scholar's
cap and gown-colors, tassels, and all degrees as is the hood, which
flowing sleeves? varies in length with the scholar's
A rich and colorful history lies rank, the doctor's being the long-
behind such educational pageantry est and lesser degrees shorter.
and guests at the inauguration of Only distinguishing difference in a
University of Florida President J. tassel is the gold one worn only by
Hillis Miller on March 5 will get presidents of institutions and per-
a full review o1 academic costumes sons holding a doctor's degree.
with variously clad educators from Academic costumes had their
all sections of the country partici- origin in the eleventh and twelfth
rating in the ceremony. centuries and reached their state
Just as a soldier can be dis- of modern development in Eng-
tinguished as to rank, division, and land. Though used in the United
honors, by his uniform, insignia, States since colonial days by the
arid decorations, so the educator's older colleges and universities,
school, rank, and degrees are iden- the cap and gown came into gen-
tified by the vivid colors of his eral use in the latter part of the
hood, the chevrons on his' sleeve, last century when a code for their
the cut of his robe and the tassel use was established.
of his cap.
The color lining the scholar's F i
hood identify his alma mater and ree Clgarettes
the school colors also may be used
as background color for the sleeve For Smokers Of
chevrons or for the mortarboard
tassel. Where different schools Chesterfields
use the same official color, separ-
ate shades are established for Starting next week, and continu-
each. ing for the rest of the term on a
The cut and style of a scholar's weekly basis, a representative of
gown, though few realize it, indi- the Chesterfield Company will vis-
cates the educator's rank. The it the University to give away free
bachelor's gown, with long point- cigarettes.
ed sleeves, is worn closed at the His plan of action will be to walk
top while both the master's and around our hallowed halls, stop-
the doctor's are customarily worn ping various students. If he stops
open. The sleeves of a master's you and finds that you are car-
gown are closed, with a slit near trying a package of Chesterfields,
the elbow for the arm, while the you will get one free package.
doctor's gown is notable for its full If you are actually smoking
round open sleeves decorated with Chesterfields when he stops you,
chevrons and velvet, then two free packages will be
The mortarboard cap is used by your reward.
Flavet Mayor Says Voting
Books Were Refused
By Ralph Olive
C o u n t y registration books,
which should have been on or near
the campus for 30 days from Feb-
ruary 2, have not arrived at the
University, due to the refusal of
the Supervisor of Registration to
obey the law."
This statement was made by
Bill Walker, mayor of Flavet
Three, in a letter to the editor
of The Alligator which appears
in the paper today. Walker said
that both he and Robbie Robin-
ton, candidate for sheriff of Ala-
chua County, made repeated ef-
forts to have these books placed
in the precinct of which the cam-
pus is a part, but have not suc-
ceeded because of the refusals of
the Supervisor of Registration.
Although it is too late for the
books to be placed on campus for
correnience of the students, it is
still possible to register at the
supervisor's office downtown, on
the north side of the Courthouse
Square. The hours of this office
are 9 to 12 and 2 to 5 daily ex-
cept Sunday, and 7 to 9 on Mon-
day, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday nights. In order to vote
in the coming elections the stu-
dents must be over 21, have liyed
in Florida for one year and in
Alachua County for six months.
and state that Gainesville is his
home for all practical purposes.
Inaugural Parade Forms
At 9:30 Instead Of 10:15
The inaugural procession will
form at 9:30 a. m. In the area
west of Murphree Dormitory in-
stead of at 10:15, it was an-
nounced yesterday afternoon.
One of the prettiest of the
present day divas, Miss Swarth-
out, has long been a concert fav-
orite with music lovers, among
whom she is widely known due
to her work on concert stage, the
movies and as a star of the Metro-
Tickets to the .concert, which
will be held in University Audi-
torium, have been on sale for the
past week at Wise's and Ca-
nova's Drug Stores in the down-
town area and at Florida Union
Desk on campus. The tickets are
on sale continuously at Wise's and
Canova's and at the Florida Union
desk each afternoon from 2 until
University officials are urging
that everyone planning to attend
the concert secure his ticket as
soon as possible.
LATE NEWS FLASHES
For New Dormitories
The cabinet today released
$960,000 for construction of
new dormitories at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
The action was asked by Uni-
versity President J. Hulls Miller
to help in relieving overcrowd-
ing at the institution.
The governor's cabinet also
approved preliminary plans for
$4,000,000 state female correc-
tional institution to be built
near Ocala. The institution will
house both negro and white girls
in separate quarters.
Police officers of Florida's
smaller cities may be included
in the state's legislation pension
and retirement plan through
efforts of the legislative com-
mittee of the Florida Peace
Officers' Association, according
to a statement by St. Augustine
Police Captain Virgil Stuart,
secretary of the association.
With The Engineers
By David Russell
Attention of Engineering College
is focused this week on the confer-
ence of the southeastern section of
American Society for Engineering
Education to be held in the P. K.
Yonge Auditorium March 3 and 4.
Much engineering talent will be
present, and students will learn in-
side information by sitting in on
Employment interviews for sen-
iors are stilU going strong. Atlan-
tic Refining, General Electric,
Westinghouse, Chance Vought, and
American Bridge Co., have already
selected a number of students, and
Pan American Refining will be
here March 8 Mechanicals seem
to be greatest in demand.
There seems to be some misun-
derstanding among lower class-
men as to salaries offered by large
companies. We've heard some tall
tales of big pay.
A vanguard of education-
al represent tives from
throughout the South and
nation are oh the University
campus today as officials put the
Finishing touches on a two day pro-
gram celebrating the inauguration
of Dr. J. Hillis Miller as fourth
president of the University.
Launching t h e inauguration
celebration today is the opening
conference of a regional meet-
ing of the American Society for.
Engineering Education, with
deaips of engineering schools
from throughout the South an-
swering the first roll call.
J. Lewis C.R. Ernst, dean of the Univer-
sity of Louisville School of Engi-
neering, will preside at the open-
ing meeting ,and Dr. Miller wll
give the address of welcome.
blem s cThe engineering conference will
continue throughout the day and
through Thursday morning before
IS giving way to an executive session
of Southern governors on the in-
terstate Council on Regional Plan-
ning in Higher Education.
Governor Millard F. Caldwell
s in Georg ill open educational planning
IS in Georgia, discussions at the University-
l1 library prob- sponsored regional conference
University in on regional planning in higher
ident J. Hillis education in the south, Thurs-
day morning at ,10 in P. K.
conference, which Dr. 0. C. Carmichael, president
regional meeting of the Carnegie Foundation for
tion and the in- the advancement of teaching and
r, will open Fri- former chancellor of Vanderbilt
University, will keynote the dis-
nd continue Sat- cussion with an address "Implica-
tions of Educational Regional
and speakers at Planning," at this opening session."
ns will be Orwin
o, executive sec- S uwu Sin
sociation of Col- wout Sings
Wednesday. March 3. 1948
H. C. BALDWIN
1230 W. Univ. Ave.
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By Janie Poorbaugh
The Florida campus saw the
close of the first sorority rush
period Sunday night, when the
last formal rush parties were
held by the nine sororities on
campus, four of which were rec-
ognized by the University of
Florida last fall. The other five
sororities are petitioning for rec-
Monday, preference cards were
filled out by the rushees, and
preferential bid lists were sub-
mitted by the sororities. A com-
mittee composed of Vic Leaven-
good, fraternity adviser; Bill
Turnbull, IFC representative, and
Mrs. Margaret W. Lampp, wom-
an's counselor in the dean of stu-
dents office, matched the bid lists
yesterday, and the results of the
pledging will be in Friday's pa-
Sororities which' held rush par-
ties last week, with the exception
of Sigma Kappa, and were not in-
cluded in the list in the last issue
of the Alligator, are listed below
with the themes of their respec-
tive rush parties:
Alpha Omicron Pi
Rushees were invited to attend
the AOPi Plantation last week.
The plantation carried out the
theme of "Gone With the Wind"
in the form of hooped skirts, nose-
gays, colonial fans and other ap-
propriate colonial decorations.
A skit, "Gone With the Wind,"
was presented by Margaret An-
derson, Mary Beth Knapp, Shirley
Thomas and Beverly Van Buren.
Tuesday night, Feb. 24, Phi
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Of Press Club
Reorganization of the Prnis
Club of the University of Florida,
inactive during the War, got un-
c.rway with an organization
meeting held Thursday night In
A membership drive is now go-
ing on. All correspondents who
are interested in joining'the Press
Club are asked, to get in touch
with Allen Skaggs, director of
publicity for the University. The
publicity office is the small green
building directly behind the gym.
Skaggs has named Elgin White,
correspondent for the Jackson-
ville Journal, as chairman of the
Purpose of the Press Club is
to provide a means of giving rec-
ognition to student correspondents
who have written, and are writing
successfully for a weekly or daily
newspaper, reputable magazine or
periodical, or legitimate news
service or agency. There will also
be an opportunity for journalistic
fellowship and for discussion of
mutual problems which arise in
Annual awards will be presented
to deserving correspondents for
both weekly and daily papers.
To Be Presented
By Los Picaros
Los Picaros, Spanish Honorary
Fraternity will present three
Spanish-American movies in Flor-
ida Union Auditorium Thursday
at 7 p.m.
These films will depict South
American war effort, aspects of
life in Colombia, and a short in-
struction film in the Spanish lan-
guage. The program will last one
This is first of a series of Span-
ish-American movies to be shown
on campus. The films are design-
ed to create a better understand-
ing of life in South America.
It is the wish of the fraternity
to make this a weekly feature if
enough interest is shown by Flor-
ida students. The films were ob-
tained through the efforts of the
Film Division of the University of
Mus entertained their rushees
with a night club party at their
home on Washington Street. Dur-
ing the evening, card games were
played and the roving "Phi Mu
Club" photographer took flash
pictures of the guests.
Station PHIMU was tuned in
on Saturday, over which was
heard a number of sorority and
fraternity songs, and a recom-
mendation from a noted doctor
on the advantages of sorority life
for nervous, unhappy college stu-
dents, interspersed with numerous
Sunday's party was the Phi Mu
Dream Cake ceremony.
Zeta Tau Alpha
Rushees were entertained Fri-
day night by Zeta Tau Alpha so-
rority at their home, 1432 West
A night club theme was carried
out, complete with a sign on the
outside of the house bearing the
name "Club 1432." During the eve-
ning Station ZTA broadcast from
the club with Beverly Nelson as
its mistress of ceremonies.
The program consisted of a typ-
ical Tennessee wedding and sev-
eral songs by the Moonmaids, who
were Misses Margie Gordon, Pa-
tricia Toft, Sue Fowler and Jo
Reorganization will be the
main topic to come before the
regular monthly meeting of the
Gator Amateur Radio Club to be
held on the fourth floor of Flori-
da Union at 7:30 Thursday even-
There will be a meeting of the
student chapter of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers
at 7:30 p. m. Thursday in Room
101, Temporary Building "F."
Plans for the regional meeting
next month in Savannah will be
discussed. All students are invit-
WOMEN'S STUDENT COUNCIL
Discussion on coming elections
and on the constitution will high-
light the meeting of the Women's
Student Council Wednesday night
from 8 to 9 in Room 305 of Flor-
SAM TO MEET
The Society for Advancement
of Management will hold its next
regular business meeting Thurs-
day evening in Florida Union at
7:30. Plans will be discussed
whereby membership can be made
available to non-engineering stu-
dents. The business meeting will
be followed by a program featur-
ing a guest speaker.
All industrial and pre-industrial
engineering students are invited
Is Open To All
A special meeting of the Stu-
dent Associate Branch of the
American Institute of Architects
will be held Thursday night at 8
o'clock in Room 2, Peabody Hall.
SThe recently formed student
branch of AIA is the only cam-
pus organization open to all stu-
dents of the School of Architec-
Through cooperation between
Florida North Chapter, AIA, and
the student branch, better under-
standing of various phases of the
practice of architecture will be
achieved. Members of the student
branch are entitled to attend reg-
ular meetings of Florida North
Will Be Offered
By Los Picaros
SFlorida men and women will
have opportunity to learn to
speak Spanish in free classes be-
ing offered by "Los Picaros,"
honorary Spanish fraternity.
Classes will be taught by Latin
American students enrolled at the
University in co-operation with
the University Spanish Depart-
Interested students may regis-
ter in the Los Picaros office, 3rd
floor Florida Union. beginning to-
day 2 to 3 p.m.; Thursday 2 to 5
p.m., and Saturday 10 to 12 a.m.
Carlos J. Castelblanco, secretary
of Los Picaros, will be in charge
Chapter, AIA, and to engage in
any activity open to student asso-
Aid is provided in finding em-
ployment under the mentor sys'-
tern and architectural prize com-
petitions are sponsored by the
During last week's meeting,
Douglas Cameron, St. Petersburg,
was elected as secretary. Gene
Leedy, Bartow, and Myrl Hanes,
Gainesville, were appointed social
committee to prepare plans for
the coming semester. Appointed
publicity director was Howard
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Simmons of Flavet III was chos- with pictures of varied angles.
en picture of the week by Camera All members of the club are re-
Club members Monday night. The minded of the importance of next
picture was entered in the Camera week's meeting. It will begin at
Club Photo Contest under the clas- 7:00 with an election of officers
sifications of Animals and Birds. to serve until June. A lecture on
With the deadline only four Newspaper Negative Processes
weeks off entries continue to pour will be given by Roy Green of Mar.
in for the contest. Prizes have ble Studio.
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g The Florida Alligator, Wednesday, March 3, 1948
By Julian Clarkson
THE ELIMINATION OF the shortfielder from Intra-
nmural softball has made the diamond sport more colorful
on the U. of F. campus by enhancing each team's chances
of pushing runs across the plate. Last year, although
A.S.A. regulations called for only nine men in the field,
ten players were deployed by intramural teams in order
to increase participation. Resulting largely from the pres-
ence of a shortfielder stationed just back of the infield,
scores in last year's tournaments were on the whole ex-
tremely low-a 6-5 game was very rare.
This year, if the Independent tourney going on at
present is any indication, scores will be considerably
higher with the 1.0 pitchers' duel dying out. Good
clean base hits that were just another line drive last
year are now dropping over the infield in the spot va-
cated by the tenth man, and the pitcher who limits the
opposition to two or three safeties this season is wor-
thy of commendation.
THE LOW-HIT GAME, however, has not faded alto-
gether. Final results of Monday's contest between Wesley
and the Saints will testify to that. Because when a man
tosses a no-hitter and still sees his name go down in the
"losing pitcher" column, no one'e rapping the agate very
Twirler Neet of the Saints had that very thing
happen to him. The Wesley nine was unable to touch
him for a single safety, but a walk to his opposing
moundsman, Zimmerman, put the winning tally on
base in the fourth frame, and the Wesley hurler jour-
neyed around the sacks in front of a couple of infield
outs to win the ball game, 1-0. Zimmerman, a pretty
fair pitcher in his own right, turned in a creditable
three-hit performance, which was made all the more
outstanding by nine strikeouts. The Wesley slab art-
ist put himself in hot water in the second inning by
giving up two of the three blows garnered by the los-
ers, but set the side down on strikes after walking a
man to fill the sacks.
HATS OFF DEPARTMENT: To the crack ATO volley-
ball team which is currently the hottest outfit in the Frat
tourneys, led by able Charlie May ... To Charley Edwards
of Sledd J-H and Warren Copeland and Jack Shoemaker
of Temp. 0, new Dorm League table tennis singles and
doubles champs, respectively And to the Tarpon Club
softball team, one of the best looking diamond outfits to
show in the Independent tourney to date.
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Gators Bow To
Tech To End
Taenzler And Nolan
Florida closed up shop on reg-
ular season basketball play with
a loss to Georgia Tech, 63-55 here
Saturday night in a battle of cen-
Hans Taenzler, Gator center,
and Jim Nolan, six foot eight inch
Jacket pivotman, engineered a
scoring duel and at times scored
goal for goal. Nolan scored nine
baskets and two foul shots to lead
the scoring with 20 points, while
Taenzler sank eight baskets and
two gratis shots to tally 18 points
and run his season's total to 322
points. Nolan used his height ad-
vantage to control both back-
boards most of the game.
Tech led 34-21 at halftime and
maintained 0he 13 point lead until
the last five minutes, when the
Gators, led by Julian Miller and
Bill Atkisison, started hitting the
basket consistently and cut the
lead to six points. Florida made
it a close game in those last five
minutes to bring the crowd to its
feet in an unsuccessful try to
overtake the Engineers.
The referee's whistle sounded
like a policeman directing traffic
as 43 personal foul., were called.
Florida's Miller and Bill Welch
and Tech's Nolan, Keener and
Melvin Dold went out of the
game on personals.
Atkinson scored 12 points and
Miller racked up 11 markers to
follow Taenzler in Florida's scor-
ing. Dold scored 16 points to rank
second in the Tech attack.
G F Pf Tp
Keener, f ........... 2 2
Anderson, f ........ 1 3
Schoening, f ......... 1 0
Nolan, c ............ 9 2
Blemker, c .......... 2 0
Semersheim, g ...... 3 1
Fritch, g ........... 0 2
Dold, g ............. 6 4
Godwin, g ........... 0 1
Johnson, g ........... 0 0
Totals ............24 15
Florida G F
Atkinson, f ......... 4 4
Fillingim, f ..........1 1
Hamilton, f .........2 1
Haskins, f .......... 0 0
Taenzler, c ............. 8 2
Godwin, c .......... 0 0
Miller, g ............ 4 3
Welch, g ............2 2
Totals ............21 13 22 55
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Leff Mable, pictured at right, and Mae Christie (left) won nation-
al acclaim for Florida In the recent National Intercollegiate Billiards
tourney. While taking top honors, Mabie had a perfect game of 100
to set a new record for the tournament.
Joe Bachelor, Left Mabie
Meet In Exhibition Tonight
Bronx Cue Expert Slated
For Two Exhibitions
Joe Bachelor, youthful 'and popular New York cueist
and most promising of the new crop of pocket billiard
players, will entertain billiard fans of the University and
vicinity at the University Club at 8:45 tonight, it was an-
nounced yesterday. Bachelor is also slated to put on an
exhibition at Florida Union at
3:30 and 7:30 today.
Tonight at the University Club
Bachelor will meet Leff Mabie, lo-
cal collegiate expert, in a special
exhibition match of 100 points.
Following the match the New
York artist will give a display of
fancy shots, always popular with
lovers of the green baize sport.
"Joe" hails from the Bronx and
is one of the few top-notch play-
ers produced in recent years by
that section in recent years.nt
t h a t section. In exhibitions
against the world's leading play-
ers in and around New York City,
"Joe" has acquitted himself mag-
nificently, the records showing
victories over Mosconi; iPonzi,
Caras and Lauri. Bachelor put to-
gether a high run of 107 balls to
defeat the New York State title
holder, Charles Harmon, for the
title'in 1940. His Best run in ex-
hibition play is 223 balls.
Bachelor hopes to be invited to
participate in the 1948 world title
tournament, and many of his fol-
lowers are hopeful his entry will
be accepted. Improving year by
year, "Joe" has reached that
stage where he is a dangerous
Before and after his exhibition
Bachelor will be available for
free instruction for all anxious to
improve their game or correct
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Gator Golfers Lose
To Ormond Beach
For Second Defeat
The University of Florida golf
team met defeat on the Ormond
Beach course Saturday afternoon.
Captained by the Volusia County
champion, Jimmy Paul, the Or-
mond Beach team topped the Ga-
tors by a 19-8 margin.
The Ormond Beach Club com-
piled 13 points in match play
and six points in best ball compe-
tition, as compared with five and
three points, respectively, for the
Gators. George Zellner led the
Florida team, shooting a 76 for
the best Gator medal score, but
Berner of Ormond Beach was low
for the day with a 71. Point scor-
ing was compiled by the Nassau
The loss brought the Florida
linksmen's record for the season
to two losses and a tie in three
outings. The Gators dropped a
match to Jacksonville Navy previ-
ously after opening the year by
Florida's next competition will
come in the form of the Gaines-
ville Open, with team members
scheduled to enter that event of
March 5, 6, and 7. Next regular
dual meet will be against Rollins
in Winter Park on March 10.
Billiards Exhibitions by Joe
Bachelor at Florida Union and
Thursday, March 4
Basketball Florida vs. Ken-
tucky in SEC tourney at Louis-
Friday, March 5
Swimming Florida vs. Clem-
son in Gainesville. Golf-Gaines-
ville Open begins, to run for three
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Gators Keep Going
Despite Injury Jinx
By Mac McGrew
Gator spring football practice rolled into its fourth week
Monday afternoon with decided improvement shown and
the development of a greater fighting spirit evidenced by
the number of injuries and the aggressive style of play in
the scrimmage sessions, according to Coach Ray Wolf.
Practice will terminate on March 26 with a full scale in-
trasquad game. This game will be held while the Rlorida
State Sports Writers Association
is here for its annual convention.
Sports writers from all over the F 0rida TrackmeAn
state will view the game and get f I Uu IIUP nllU ile
an inside glance at the 1948 Ga-
tor team which Coach Wolf will a In 3 l
field against Ole Miss in Jackson- Place n 3 Events
ville Sept. 25.
28 Lettermen A C rolina am
The Gators have a nucleus of AtC r lin
28 lettermen including 11 back-
field men returning. Ten of the Gator trackmen Tommy Taylor
backs are from last year's team and George Hills, lone Orange
and the eleventh man is Angus and Blue representatives at the
Williams from the 1945 team. North Carolina Invitational In-
Williams, expected to carry the door Games Saturday, put to-
major portion of the quarterback- gether a tie for first and two sce-
ing duties next fall, is rapidly ond places to pile up 8 1-5 points
rounding into shape and return- for the Gators and walk off with
ing to the form that made him one of the better showings staged
workhorse of the 1945 Gators. by schools which did not enter
Doug Belden, presently taking their entire squads.
it easy on the sidelines with in- Taylor, a two-eyent performer
juries received in the rugged prac- from Fort Myers, was in the mon-
tice sessions, has shown marked ey on a five-way tie for first in
improvement in ball handling and the pole vault and placed second
passing from the quarterback po- in the 'broad jump. Hills, SEC
sition and will give Williams a shot put champ last year, un-
run for his money for the start- corked, a heave good enough for
ing assignment next fall. the runnerup spot in his event.
Other men-on the injured list Along with four other track-
End Joe Hawkins, Tackle Tommy men assembled from the star-
"Georgia Boy" Bray and Halfback studded field which took part in
Chuck Hunsinger. the meet, Taylor clicked on a
Coach Wolf has been putting vault of 12'6" to pick up 2 1-2
his charges through numerous points. The slender Gator cinder-
scrimmage sessions and stressing man was held down below his
individual work to iron out weak- best potential leap in the broad
nesses. Coach Paul Severin, work- jump by a tricky takeoff board,
ing with the ends, has been plac- which hampered all contestants,
ing equal emphasis on offensive but got off a jump of 21' 6 1-4",
and defensive work. Line Coach one-half inch short of the winning
Ted Twomey had the centers, distance chalked up by Duke's
guards and tackles banging heads Doug Ausbon, who placed third in
while blocking and tacklinsign-d the Florida Relays last year in
working on individual assign- his specialty.
m Webster Under Knif Hills tossed the shot 46' 4", but
Webster Under Knife B Seligman of North Carolina
Defensive Fullback Bam Web- Bob Seligman of North Carol na
ster has undergone a second oper- winner of that event here at the
action on a bad knee and is in the relays last year, heaved the iron
hospital, but is expected to return ball 46' 5 3-4" for top honors.
to the campus within the next North Carolina and Duke domin-
few days. Coach Wolf said the ated most events of the meet.
operation was successful. First official meet of the sea-
In summarizing the practices son for the Gator cinder squad
to date, Coach Wolf noted the will be the fifth annual Florida
improvement of individual play- Relays, set for March 27 here at
ers and the team as a whole with Graham Field.
special attention to the fighting
spirit shown by the entire team. Intramural
Sledd,Temp. H-0. Results
Take Dormitory Independent Softball
Wesley 1, rSaints 0; All Stars
Pinn POng Tite 6Hell Cats 4; Baptist 12, Crane
a orag i es ~ Hall 5; Tarpons 7, Killers 2.
Sledd J and H and Temp 0 SPE over KS, 15-8, 15-9; SAE
advanced in the Dormitory In- over SX, 15-9, 13-15, 15-6; PKT
tramural race last Thursday by over PGD, 15-10, 15-12; BTP over
winning the singles and doubles XP, 11-15, 15-7, 15-9; PLP over
championships, respectively, in the DX, 15-10, 15-7.
final rounds. Dorm Ping Pong
Charlie Edwards of Plant City Singles: Sledd J-H over Sledd
captured the singles crown for B, 3-1 (finals). Doubles: Temp.
Sledd J-H by beating Sledd B's, O over Sledd J-H, 3-0 (finals).
Don Klein of Lakeland in the Dorm Handball
finals 21-15, 7-21, 21-16, 21-10. In Singles: Murphree L-M over
doubles play, the Temp. 0 doubles Temp. 0, 21-3, 21-1; Murphree A-
team of Warren Copeland, Dade B over Sledd J-H, 21-3, 21-2; Sledd
City, and Jack Shoemaker, Phoen- C-G over Fletcher M-N, 21-5, 21-3.
ixille, Pa., outslammed Sledd J- Doubles: Temp. H over Sledd J-H,
H's Bill Mengles of Lake Worth 21-17, 21-6; Buckman B-C over
and John Roberts of Fort Myers, Temp. K, 21-20, 9-21, 21-17; Mur-
S1 -19. 91 -1q 91-1o 7 f,- ._- _-.. A Tto -- --cap t ur
1-12, 21-13o, 21-17, to capture
pnree A-B over Murpnree u-D,
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In SEC Opener
By Steve Grimes
The Florida Gators will at-
tempt to do the impossible to-
morrow night-that is, to humble
the mighty University of Ken-
tucky in the first round of the
Southeastern Conference Basket-
ball Tournament which will be
held in Louisville, March 4-6.
For the sixth time in ine out-
ings the Gators have had the ill
luck of drawing the perenially
powerful Kentucky quintet in the
first round. Only in 1934 was Flor-
ida able to edge the Blue Grass
boys and go on to the finals, be-
fore bowing to Alabama. It is in-
teresting to note that Kentucky
has won 9 out of 14 tourneys,
including the last four, and has
captured all but 5 of 44 tourna-
Adolph Rupp, one of the chief
proponents of fast-breaking bas-
ketball, will bring to Louisville
practically the same team that
went all the way to the finals
of the Madison Square Garden In-
vitational Tournament last year,
Gator followers may pray for
a re-enactment of the stunning
49-45 upset then received by Ken-
tucky at the hands of Utah.
Hans Taenzler, Florida's lead-
ing scorer, will have his hands
full Thursday night when he tan-
gles with Kentucky's All-Ameri-
can center, Alex Groza. Just who
is to stop Groza's irrepressible
running-mate; Ralph Beard, has
not yet been determined. How-
ever, not to count the Gators
short, it must be remembered that
upon several occassions this year,
Florida exhibited an attack which
was capable of giving any team,
including Kentucky, a great deal of
For the records, Florida round-
ed 'out the regular schedule with
a season's total of 15 wins and 9
losses. The Gators won 5 South-
eastern tilts while dropping 7,
thus placing seventh In the confer-
ence of 2q teams, only Temple
and Notre Dame were able to turn
the trick against Kentucky. The
Wildcats swent to nine straight
The Florida-Kentucky game,
scheduled for 9:15 p. m., is the
last of the first round contests.
Tournament lav will continue
throu.hi the rest of the of the
week. Tulane. Tennessee, and Ala-
bama are seeded behind Kentucky
in that orcldr.
12 Make Trip
Coach McAllister and his squad
left for Louisville today. Under
a new conference ruling, each
team is allowed to carry twelve
men this year. Those making the
trip are Atkinson, Hamilton, Ta-
enzler, Welch, Miller, Haskins, Fil-
lingim, Cornell, Pearlman, God-
win, Kimbrough, and Altee.
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Our Type Of Politics
To constantly safeguard the type of leaders who make
up student government is one of the primary duties of
To back up this statement, we want to quote from two
sources-an editorial in the Florida TIMES-UNION, and
R. C. Beaty, our own dean of students.
Under the title, "An Insidious Disease That Slowly
Takes the U. S.," the Times-Union writer said this:
"A person does not have to look very hard to discern that col-
leges have become the training ground of the leaders in American
"No city, state or national campaign could ever be hotter than
some of those which are waged by the students who attend our in-
stitutions of higher learning. They have their political parties
.. and they adhere pretty much to a pattern that has been set
in American politics ...
"A prominent undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin
was convicted Thursday by a student court of bribery in connec-
tion with his election as prom king. Convicted with him was an-
other lad whom the first one allegedly had promised 10 prom tick-
ets and a major chairmanship in return for political support.
"The chap who was to get the bribe complained when it was
not forthcoming Does the Wisconsin story ring a familiar
Yes, does this story ring a familiar bell ? It went on to
say that a nation, no less than individual, can so pervert
its honor, that integrity beceomes something more honored
in the breach than in the observance. This is an important
statement for our own type of politics.
Dean Beaty stated: "The reply to this editorial is that
the mere training of leaders is not enough. The task of
the college, university, or student government is to con-
tinually improve the quality of leadership coming from the
This is in keeping with the ALLIGATOR'S stand on
keeping personal and corrupt politics from gaining a foot-
hold on the campus. Perhaps we tend more to the ideal
than to the practical, but if our plan for good is carried-
out, then our ideal can be made practical, and the campus
will benefit more than any one fraternity, group or indi-
Friday Program Beneficial
The men who will be on the field in the Florida sta-
dium Friday for Dr. Miller's inauguration are the same
men who are setting the standards today in America's edu-
cational system. They are men Worthy of respect and at-
tention, with much to be learned from them. What they
say will undoubtedly be of great value to every student at-
tending the notable event.
Owen D. Young, for instance, is said to be one of the
few men in the country today who can walk into the White
House by any door and give the President advice which
will be well-taken. Dr. George D. Stoddard, Dr. 0. C.
Carmichael and Dean C. E. MacQuigg are all members of
"Who's Who In America."
Aside from displaying loyalty to President Miller and
the University of Florida, attendance at inauguration will
be beneficial because of the men attending. Primarily,
however, we need as full a stadium as possible to show our
faith in Florida. Stay in Gainesville through Friday morn-
ing and go out to the stadium-classes were suspended for
inauguration, not for the purpose of giving students a few
more hours at home.
ily To Bed -A .
If you happen to see a wild- By
eyed character walking around
with a smoking' typewriter in his Marty
hand trying to create a little con-
fusion and an incidental riot or .Lubov
two, just don't ignore yourself.
If you vosh to be disturbed, try
asking your conscience a ques-
tion or two.
Something like this: that your ravi
Elgin, what in the name of all umn were sligl
things journalistic, all your train-
ing in the use of the press, gives But they s
you the right to use your privilege They scared m
as a columnist to make a local realized the sa
"Volkische Beobachter" out of our that a column
student newspaper? covered that a
You like to be blunt, don't chise given a
you? ers and invol
Well, here are some frank particularly th
thoughts without the benefit of to the const
hot-headed Pegler-ism. freedom of the
I remember reading a copy of done infringed
Father Charles E. Coughlin's hate- rights or sacri
inciting "Social Justice." Instead gence.
of letting it lie in the gutter I I might add
picked it up, picked it up and read column is sim:
a column purported to be written volver or a fla
by a "100 per cent American." Tossing it blit
"The Commies must be shipped volve human f
out of the country," it said. "If of a typewriter
you can't do that, shoot them the gun.
down. Hunt them out." 0. K. Have
It forgot to add-"like dawgs." enough?
A A i- -h1P~mi~qr wpf4n
And the rabble-rouser went on,
ranting against the Jews, the poor
whites, the Negroes, the Protest-
ants. And I also remember a
statement by fat-boy Hermann
Goering, the honest Aryan. Pret-
ty widely quoted, it went some-
thing like this-"When I hear the
word culture,, I reach for my
You're not funny, Elgin. I think
A complete stock of glass watch
crystals for round, fancy shapes
and waterproof watches. Prompt
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and peasing d Earette.
VOTED TOPS Chesterfield the
largest selling cigarette in Ameri-
ca's Colleges (by nation-wide sur-
ngs in Friday's col-
Lred me a little bit.
ie because I finally
ist carries. I dis-
a column is. a fran-
writer by his read-
ving many things,
he firk, .amendment
itution. And even
press does not con-
sent of the reader's
rifice of his intelli-
A that sometimes a
ilar to a loaded re-
sk of nitro-glycerin.
hely around can in-
lesh, not the ribbon
er or the barrel of
I made it simple
. And Stuff
By Gerald Clarke
With apologies to .udday Davis,
I would like to point out that
these are not ordinary times. No
-these are times when Dime
Mystery Magazine sells for 15
cents, when the large economy-
size Hershey bar, containing 5-y
ounces of chocolate, sells for 30
cents, or the same price as you
pay for six ounces of nickel bars.
These are times when it seems
impossible to write a gay little
column about music, art and thea-
ter-so I won't. There are all
kinds of things in the campus air.
Fundamental issues are being
raised and battered around by
pressure groups. One group is
formed which advocates osten-
sibly nothing more than progress.
Another organization is immedi-
ately formed to investigate the
first one. The Grand Old Men
supposedly investigated the Pro-
gressive League, at least the pa-
per said they were going to. Did
they? What did they find out?
Who's-goinig to investigate the
Grand Old Men?
An editor's right to express his
opinion is challenged at the same
time one group is screaming for
freedom of expression. Another
group gets together to advocate
fundamental changes in the South-
ern way of life-so still another
elects itself guardian to that way.
Democracy is seen in action, the
paper says, and violence is advo-
cated by many kinds of people.
No these are not ordinary
times: Four weighing machines
across the :street from the cam-
pus showed Sunday night that I
weighed within the same minute,
183, 184, 186 and 187 pounds, re-
spectively. Admittedly, any one of
tnese figures is too much, but
there is a moral there if you
search a bit. There was a cor-
rect answer to the question of
how much I weighed. Four differ-
rent machines turned in similar,
but different, answers, and may-
be one of them was correct. With'
the right machine you get the
Well-what I'm trying to sug-
gest is that there are right an-
swers to the problems being rais-
ed on the campus now. They are
right answers and they are not
necessarily the consensus of opin-
ion. No matter how many weigh-
ing machines I weigh myself on,
my correct weight is not neces-
sarily the average weight shown
by all those machines.
Which machine was right? The
man with the original pound
measure has the standard to judge
my weight. Those who profess
Christianity have an answer to
some questions: "Do unto others
.. ." Jews have an answer: "Love
thy neighbor ." Even those
who don't believe in God, who see
evolutionary forces alone even
they have a standard. A thing
progresses best in a favorable en-
vironment-that's an old rule of
For human beings, other people
are a partof the environment. If
some group is held incapable of
participating to the maximum in
the environment, people-in-general
progress less in proportion to the
amount of restraint placed on the
participation of this group.
Well-the abstract is about to
run away with me, so it's time
to stop. Again, thanks to Buddy
Davis, who has a wonderful for-
mat for handling serious prob-
To play soltaire you need one.
To play cribbage you need a
To play casino zyou need a
To get drunk you need a fifth.
Checking the emergency cases
of the day, the Army nurse gave
a puzzled look after spotting the
doctor's note: "Shot in the lumbar
region." In the interest of, clarity
she quickly changed the state-
ment to read: "Shot in the
Child .ending prayer): "An d
make Ireland independent."
Mother: "My dear, why ask
such a thing in a prayer?"
Child: "I put it that way in an
The BMW Omm,
0 Letters To The Editor
Suggests Change In Vacation
I think that it should be brought to the attention of the student
body that the date set for Spring Vacation is in conflict with Easter
time. I further wish to point out why the date by the registrar is in-
appropriate, inconsiderate and inconvenient.
To begin with, most of our families expect us to be at home over
Easter to celebrate this religious holiday as a family unit. The war
has not been over so long that our families would not object to our
missing further religious holidays which, like Christmas, serve to bring
the entire family together. Also it is a time when most other insti-
tutions release their personnel and all good friends may get together.
Many students do not live close enough to go home and return in
two days. If you do go home it necessitates cuts and loss of valuable
I cannot see how the registrar and the president of this University
could conscientiously set such a date merely with the illogical reason-
ing of dividing the semester in half.
I suggest that the present date for Spring Vacation be set back to
Easter Week, March 24 to'March 29. The scheduled date is April 7
to April 12.
W. Scott Holloway.
Make Offices For Everyone
Why not organize about six more political parties on the campus
so everybody can have a chairmanship?
Instead of having one Student President, why not have eight or 10
Create an executive council of about 50?
Have a week for voting instead of a day?
Form an organization to protest against protesters ?
S Charles L. Robinson.
Condemns Columnist White
I am in sympathy in principle with many of the things the Protest
Committee is advocating, but I argue with your paper's stand that a
protest demonstration of the Governor's Conference would bring un-
favorable national publicity besides being disloyal to the University
and discourteous to our guests.
I thought columnists like Buddy Davis were treating the matter
sane and sensibly. At least I though that until I read the column by
Elgin White. If White was trying to be humorous, he was a miser-
able failure. Instead, he sounded like one of the old-time rabble-rous-
ing demagogues of the Huey Long brand.
He used one of the favorite tricks of the rabble-rouser; calling peo-
ple whose views he disagreed with by a political name that the time
is highly unpopular.
It is highly doubtful whether the members of the Protest Com-
mittee are any more Communist than White is.
One of the foundations this country is supposed to be built on is
that of freespeech but the impression gained from White's column is
that they should be forcibly muzzled.
There is more danger to the University and the nation from men of
Elgin White's stripe than there is from the misguided students of the
Varsity Party Disclaims Letter
The letter that appeared on the campus last week, addressed to you,
and signed by "a student", was not written, or published by, the
We do not believe in mud-slinging! If the party had written that
letter,' it would have been signed as such.. '
The Varsity Party does not condone the action of the person, or
persons, writing the letter.
Editor's Note: Thanks for the
assurance that the "a student"
letter N2 not an offical letter from
the Varsity. Party. However, I
wish that you could help us track
down the individual. We have
clues, and your party could help
us. I promised to answer this stu-
dent when he comes to the office,
and all answers will be printed in
the paper. We are not saying that
he is a man or a mouse, but we
are uncovering several rat holes
in the office and leaving the doors
open, giving him the choice of
entering like a man or like a
The Florida Alligator, Wednesday, March 3, 1948 4
Saturday, Feb. 28 The dog-
wood is blooming all over town.
Yards are filled with huge bou-
quets of azaleas. The long flower-
beds of the White House Hotel
are a-blossom with nasturtiums,
pansies, and calendulas. Spring
has sprung. ... GENTLEMAN'S
AGREEMENT closed at the Flor-
ida. It was unable to measure up
to the mass of publicity that it re-
ceived. There seemed to be no
particular reason for the disap-
pointment that many people ex-
perienced in seeing the picture.
The acting was good; straight
down the line to Celeste Holm
and Anne Revere. They have both
been nominated as 1947 "Oscar"
candidates for supporting actress
awards. Perhaps it war the qual-
ity of indecision, as portrayed by
Dorothy Maguire, that colored
the picture The 1948 SEMI-
NOLE is due to appear in May.
It will be equally as large as last
year's book. There has been ru-
mor of an experimentation in col-
or design. Wait arid see.
Sunday, Feb. 29 Sigma Chi
and Kappa Alpha fraternities
rested for the day. Both frats are
busy preparing for gala weekends
to begin this Friday. Famed
"Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" will
be selected Saturday night. KA
has issued Confederate uniforms
and is ready to secede from the
Union. .. ARCH OF TRIUMPH
opened in Tampa. At the same
time in Paris, the Arch of Tri-
umph was the scene of real-life
drama. Norwegian paratroopers
marched through the Arch after
visiting the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. They were in the French
Capital for the premiere of a
movie, THE BATTLE F 0 R
HEAVY WATER. These para-
troopers participated in the des-
truction of a heavy water factory
that Germans set up in Norway
during the war. .. Professor Far-
ris will retire at the end of the
semester and return to his native
home, Tennessee. Always genial
and sympathetic, he has been a
constant help to the many stu-
dents who have studied the short
story, the novel, imaginative
writing, and Browning under him.
Monday, March 1 Music by
some of the nation's top artists
will be featured during the ob-
servance of Founders' Week at
Florida Southern College. The col-
lege is celebrating its 63rd anni-
versary and 25th year in L a k e-
land .. James Stewart, a Prince-
ton man-and the "Nation's Most
Eligible Bachelor," opened in
MAGIC TOWN. Evidently he is
out to help Hollywood's younger
lovelies who have not starred in a
picture of their own. His three
post-war leading ladies have been
Donna Reed, Jane Wyman and
Helen Walker. Many students
were surprised to see -Ned Sparks
again on the screen. They thought
he was dead. General consensus
of opinion after seeing the movie:
he is still dead Florida Play-
ers are dickering with plans for
two programs of one-act plays
to be presented late this semester.
Several of the one-acts may be
written by speech students .
This will not be Gladys Swarth-
out's first appearance on the
campus. She was here in Decem-
ber of 1937, shortly after Florida
Union opened. Hidden in Lan-
guage Hall, are some huge James
Montgomery Flagg sketches of
Swarthout. Will these reproduc-
tions be used for display pur-
poses?, Let us all hope that the
rye seed grass will grow, that no
more governors will be "unable
to attend" the inaugural celebra-
tion, and that President Miller
will realize and recognize the
warmth of our congratulations.
Too many people are like but-
tons always popping off at the
"The garden hose, the cabbage
and the tomato had a race."
"Yeah. I'll bet the hose came
out in the long run."
"Nah. The cabbage came out a
head, the tomato was trying to
ketchup,, and the hose was still
Identify yourself be-
fore ticket is dispens-
Saturday Only 30c
A Bouquet of
Thursday And Friday
Registration Books Refused
a recent editorial you wondered why county registration books
were not available on campus or convenience of students in qualify-
ing to vote in the 1948 elections. You may not know that for 30 days
from February 2, according to law, these books were supposed to have
been placed by the Supervisor of Registration in the precinct of which
the campus is a part-but that the supervisor refused to obey this
On each occasion, when requested to comply, the Supervisor stated
that she would when ordered by the County Commission. For three
months I have negotiated to that end. A week ago the Chairman of
the Commission promised that the books would be in Florida Union
on February 25.. University officials, so informed, wrote a letter of
appreciation confirming the arrangement. The .following day this
agreement was repudiated. I saw the Chairman, who again agreed to
put the books on campus. The Supervisor again refused. County au-
thorities stalled until the statutory period ended. -
I hope that enough students will resent this attempt at disenfran-
chisement to storm the Supervisor's office on the north side of the
Courthouse Square in numbers far in excess of those who would have
registered had the books been placed where they belonged.
Let me also acknowledge the good work of Robbie Robinton, who,
although a candidate for sheriff, braved the ill will of Alachua Coun-
ty's "old guard" by affording every possible assistance in attempting
to obtain for University students their just due under the law.
No Connection With Debators
Since my name has been linked with varsity debating and hence
the Speech Department in the press releases, and since many individ-
uals have falsely surmised that all organizations with which I am af-
filiated support and endorse the Student Protest Committee, f should
like to make the following explicitly clear: that rmy actions are guid-
ed by individual conviction and not as a representative of any group;
that any attempt to connect any group to the Protest Committee,
merely because an individual is a member of botn, could only be the
result of unwarranted assumption and complete lack of knowledge of
These sentiments I am sure are shared by all members of the
Committee concerned with expressing a protest.
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To Be Formed
Establishment of a chess club
at the University of Florida to
replace the old one which has
been inactivated is the purpose of
a formal chess club meeting to be
held Thursday night at 7 in room
305, Florida Union.
Purposes of the club are to pro-
mote a general 'interest in chess
to teach those interested to play
chess; to provide a place for those
interested to play each week; arind
to establish and maintain a chess
All interested in either learning
how to play chess or in bettering
their game are invited to attend