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Volume 50, Number 24

Education Control
Feared by Reitz
Says Full Details Lacking
On Four Year Education Program
Gator Staff Writer
University President J. Wayne Reitz, commenting
on the proposed federal aid to education program, has
indicated apprehension concerning controls which
might ensue and advises a good hard look' at any
federal allotments.

Reitz told the Alligator yester yesterday
day yesterday that he lias not had oppor opportunity
tunity opportunity to study the $1,000,000,000
Bid to education program and
would withhold his opinion until
he had a chance to do so.
Reitz said he has had no reports
on the program to be proposed to
Congress other than the news he
has read in the state papers.
The program, spearheaded by
President Eisenhower, is to be
presented 1 Senate and House,
Which convene this morning in
Washington. Eisenhower is re-
Usher Training
Given in State
By UF Group
The General Extension Division
of Florida will conduct a Short
Course for Church Ushers in six
Florida communities this month.
The course is intended for per persons
sons persons who desire to learn the fun fundamentals
damentals fundamentals of church ushering and
experienced hands who just want
to brush up their technique.
Dr. Sam Hedrick, professor of
worship and practical theology
at Boston University, is the instru instructor
ctor instructor for the series. His back background
ground background includes more than a
quarter-century of experience as
a pastor and educator.
Stress will be placed on the im importance
portance importance of the ushers role in
smooth church services. All the
unusual situations which might
arise in any service will be treat treated
ed treated in broad outline.
Other subjects due for examina examination
tion examination include organization of an us-1
her staff, usher qualifications and
functions, with emphasis on spe special
cial special services such as weddings
and funeral.
The course will be given in
Panama City, Jan. 19-20; Ft. Wal Walston
ston Walston Beach, Jan. 21; Quincy, Jan.
23-24; Sanford, Jan. 26-27; Apopka,
Jan. 28-29; and Hanies City, Jan.
Further information may be ob obtained
tained obtained from Troy M. Wakefield,
General Extension Division, 809
Seagle Building, Gainesville.
Patrick, Pollard
Plan Discussions
On Race Question
Race Relations in the South,
Will be the topic of two discussions
to be presented here by the Uni University
versity University Lecture Series.
The first of the two discussions
which will feature Dr. Rempert W.
Patrick, professor of history, is
to be presented in the Law School
Courtroom today at 8 p. m.
Patrick, author of several books
dealing with Southern 'listory, has
been a chairman of the State Lit Literary
erary Literary Board, correspondent of the
Cuban Academy of History, man managing
aging managing editor of the Journal of
Politics and a member of the ed editorial
itorial editorial board of the Journal of
Southern History.
The second discussion will be
resented in the Spring and will
mature Dr. C. B. Pollard, profes professor
sor professor of chemistry.
The discussion will be open to
the public.

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Where were you Christinas holidays? Most were enjoying
a two week vacation at home, but others, like these students at
the University library, went time studying on the campus. li*
btaiy officials kept daily hours straight through the holiday


Iportedly planning a special mes message
sage message to Congress on the aid pro program.
gram. program. which calls for an oppropri oppropriation
ation oppropriation of $1,000,000,000 for a period
of four years to improve edu education
cation education in the high scnools and en encourage
courage encourage better students to attend
higher institutions.
7-Point Program
Included in the seven-point pro program
gram program is a proposal for 40,000 col college
lege college scholarships to be divided
among the states on a population
basis. They will range from $l5O
to SBOO a year and would be awards
ed to outstanding students by the
respective states.
The program also calls for a
provision of 2,500 fellowships, and
matching grants to the states for
improved testing and counseling.
Main criticisms of the plan were
concerned with its possible inade inadequacy.
quacy. inadequacy. William G. Carr, execu executive
tive executive secretary of the National Ed Education
ucation Education Association, said the pro proposals
posals proposals are far below a realistic
appraisal of the needs which our
schools confront.
According to Carr, the proposed
$1,000,000,000 should be stepped up
to $5,000,000,000 a year within the
next five years.
The memorandum containing the
proposals said, National security
is already handicapped by serious
shortages of highly trained, high highquality
quality highquality professional personnel in
science and engineering and other
criticals fields .
The nation simply cannot af afford
ford afford to continue such a tragic
waste of its most valuable re resource
source resource the talents of its young
Lowry, Griffin
Decline Debate
On Integration
Former Gubernatorial Candi Candidate
date Candidate Sumter Lowry has declin declined
ed declined an invitation to participate in
a debate on Integration versus
Segregation with State Repre Representative
sentative Representative John B. Orr, Jr.
The debate was to be held
this Friday evening, sponsored
by the Florida Alligator as a
public service to the student
Orr had previously accepted
the invitation to speak on the
integration side of the question.
Lowry had indicated to the Al Alligator
ligator Alligator that he would be will willing
ing willing to discuss the question of
Integration, but I would not be
interested in debating with Mr.
John B. Orr, Jr, said Lowry
in a letter to the Alligator.
Governor Marvin Griffin of
Georgia had also been contract contracted
ed contracted to participate in a public de debate
bate debate on the question, but re replied
plied replied that under the present
circumstances, he would have
to decline.
Lowry, candidate for Gover Goveri
i Goveri nor last year, ran on a platform
| strongly urging segregation in
the state. He is a retired com comj
j comj mander of the National Guard of
Orr, state representative from
Dade County, was the only repre representative
sentative representative to vote against the
strong segregation bills passed by
the State Legislature last year.
He has indicated that he is a
member of the National Associa Association
tion Association for the Advancement of Col Colored
ored Colored People.

No Library Let-up During Exam Week

Plan of the UF's Critical Reactor
Illustrated above is the new critical nuclear reactor recently
obtained by the College of Engineering with a grant of $95,000
from the Atomic Energy Commission. The reactor will be used
to train nuclear engineers at UF. A building south of the En Engineering
gineering Engineering Building is currently being constructed to house the
all-important piece of science equipment.

Council Group Kills
Book Exchange Plan

The Executive Council at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, fah'ed
to approve the second reading of a special gift of SSOO to the
Florida Union Board to be used in operation of a Book Exchange.

However, a quorum was not pre present
sent present and the decision will not be
final until the minutes of the exe executive
cutive executive session are passed on at
tonights Council meeting.
The Council had previously re received
ceived received a request from the Florida
Union Board for SSOO to esta establish
blish establish credit for a Student Book
Exchange which would provide
the students of the University of
Florida with a more efficient, rea reasonable,
sonable, reasonable, and fairer method of ob obtaining
taining obtaining and selling their books
than offered by the facilities now
The request was passed on first
reading and a committee was
Instructed to examine the pro proposed
posed proposed plans for the Exchange
and determine whether any amen amendments
dments amendments were necessary.
At the last meeting some Coun Council
cil Council members expressed the opin opinion
ion opinion that the proposed Exchange
under its present plans would fail
as similar Book Exchange pro programs
grams programs at other campuses have.
Jack Sites, freshman council
representative, moved to amend
the original motion by adding that
if the Book Exchange failed the
SSOO be returned to Student Gover Government.
nment. Government. But the main motion as
amended failed and only the Coun Councils


Faculty Stress Student Relations

The relationship between stu student
dent student and professor was stressed
in three discussions during the
Student Religious Associations
December 8-17 Festival of Reli Religion
gion Religion and Art.
Andrew Lytle, lecturer in Eng English
lish English and author of the best selling
novel. The Velvet Horn, discussed
The Contemporary American No Novel
vel Novel and Religion. Art and the
Religion of the Future, followed
With Carl Richard Neidhardt of
the Department of Art leading
the discussion.
The discussions concluded with
Dr. Didier Graeffes analysis of
the organ and percussion score he
composed for the festival, which

break for the many students and staff members who remained
fa town. A great many students returned two or three days
before classes to catch up on studies fa the library stacks and
rooms, repost Library official*. (Gator Photo.)

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Tuesday, January 7,

cils Councils approval of that meeting is
necessary to make the decision
Knighthood Epic
Set fjor Union
An historical epic, Knights of
the Round Table, will be shown
Friday night at 7 and 9 p.m. in
the Florida Union Auditorium.
Filmed in Cinemascope, the
movie features Robert Taylor,
Ava Gardner and Mel Ferrer. The
story deals with the intrigue in
King Arthurs court.
Season tickets for the Unions
spring film program will be sold
Friday evening, preceding the mo movie.
vie. movie. A $1.25 ticket will entitle stu students
dents students to see five Cinemascope
and eight regular films.
McCaskill Out
Roger McCaskill, coendorsed
member of the Executive Coun Council
cil Council from Pharmacy, has been auto automatically
matically automatically suspended as a result
of three unexcused absences.

was reviewed in the last Alligator
Lytle traced the development of
the novel from the tiime of Har Hardy
dy Hardy to the present. He suggested
that the modem hero resem resembles
bles resembles the man of classical myths,
who was more carefully identi identified
fied identified with good and evil.
According to Lytle, modem
scholarship has given insight
into the way man views hu human
man human conditions in the past. This
viewpoint has given man a fir firmer
mer firmer grasp on the certainties of
present day threats to peace.
Explains Fiction
In explaining the role of mo modem
dem modem fiction to portray the basic

Veto of $4,000,000
In Building Funds Seen

IBudget Body
Meets Today
In Tallahassee
Gator Staff Writer
The University of Flor Florida
ida Florida may loose nearly $4,-
000,000 in federal building
funds if two construction
projects are eliminated by
the State Budget Commis Commission
sion Commission in Tallahassee today.
This prospect is a result of
a proposed state economy
drive, according to Univers University
ity University Business Manager Ellis
The last session of the
legislature authorized an
$8,600,000 building pro program
gram program for the University,
but the money has not yet
been released by the State
Budget Commission.
Last week Gov. Leoy Collins
indicated the budget commission
would review all building pro programs
grams programs not yet at the bidding stage
and that the $192,000,000 authoriz authorized
ed authorized by the legislature for capital
outlay projects would probably be
The commission, composed of
Gov. Collins and members of
the State Cabinet, may decide the
fate of the University building
program at its weekly meeting
today in the capitol.
The Governors office reported
Sunday night that Collins is out
of town and would not be prepent.
However, a quorum is expected
at the session.
Would Hit Pharmacy
Proposed construction which
would be seriously affected is a
pharmacy wing for the J. Hillis
Miller Health Center, student
housing facilities and a utilities
expansion project.
The utilities project was term termed
ed termed "critical by Jones since It
involves steam and electrical'
distribution enlargements, and ex expansion
pansion expansion of sewer facilities. The
sewer facilities are needed by the
health centers teaching hospital
which is scheduled to open with within
in within a year.
The University has taken ini initial
tial initial steps to acquire a $3,500,000
Federal Housing and Home Fin Finance
ance Finance loan to supplement legisla legislature
ture legislature appropriations of $1,396,000
for construction of residence halls.
Most dormatories built here in
(Continued on Page THREE)

visions of man, Lytle said, The
supernatural always comes from
the natural."
Lytle rejected the idea that a
writer must identify himself with
immediate political struggles of
his time. Using Brontes as an il illustration,
lustration, illustration, Lytle said the writer
must rise above present issues.
Neidhardt discussed the direc direction
tion direction that social organization is tak taking
ing taking and the obligations and op opportunities
portunities opportunities of creative experience
in religion and the graphic arts.
After an introduction tracing the
development of western art, Neid Neidhardt
hardt Neidhardt said that within 150 years
science will reach the limits of
human material needs and in interests.
terests. interests.
Quoting recent statements by
scientific leaders and philosoph philosophers,
ers, philosophers, he suggested that a great
spiritual movement would arise.
Modem art in this period will find
new freedom in spiritual themes.
Modem art has explored the li limits
mits limits of free expression and has
become devoted to order.
State Os Truth
For the first time in its whole
history," Neidhardt said, art is
reaching a state of purity, a state
of truth.
In contrast, he pointed out that
the church and religious com community
munity community have not kept pace. The
church has little interest in free freedom
dom freedom that Will stimulate anarchy.
This situation will change as
religious men become more aware
of the universal character of reli religious
gious religious and artistic experience and
lose their fear of the presence of
foreign truths," he added.
Toynbee and Khrushchev have
both pointed out that modem man
seems anxious to substitute se security
curity security for freedom. Today he is
willing to substitute the security
of government whereas formerly
faith gave him strength to face
and handle eivil freedom.**

Flu Gone, Exams Come; What's
A Break-Minded Student to do?

Students returned to campus
this week to face a final two
weeks of classes before semes semester
ter semester examinations begin Jan. 18.
Curtailed activities and an
increased use of library facili facilities
ties facilities are expected to mark the
first weeks of 1958, following the
16-day Christmas vacation period.
Classes were officially dismis dismissed
sed dismissed at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec.
20, but the campus began to
empty of homeward-bound stu students
dents students as early as Wednesday.
A last-minute flu epidemic has hastened
tened hastened the departure of a num number
ber number of students.

Ring Sales Defended

Assistant News Editor
The owner of a Gainesville
Jewelry store yesterday defend defended
ed defended his selling an independent
class ring to students, claiming
that many false insinuations
have been made against the com*
pany which supplies him with the
Nat Robertson, owner of Robert Robertsons
sons Robertsons Jewelry Store, took issue
with Jack Williams, representa representative
tive representative for the Herff Jones Ring Com Company,
pany, Company, who contended in an Alliga Alligator
tor Alligator story December 17 that Robert Robertsons
sons Robertsons was bootlegging an un unofficial
official unofficial class ring to students.
In a letter addressed to the
Florida Alligator, Robertson con contended
tended contended that there were many
false insinuations in the article.
The Alligatory story quoted
Williams as saying that the only
official University of Florida ring
is sold through the University
Bookstore according to a contract
with Student Government, giving
to Herff Jones exclusive right to
make the UF student ring.
Both rings sell for about the
same prices.
Robertson contended that Dick
Kerrins, member of the Student
Government Finance Committee,
was incorrect in giving the facts
ion a law suit between Univer-
Isity of Notre Dame and John Ro Roberts
berts Roberts Company, maker of the
ring sold at Robertsons.
Other Way Around
Kerrins contended that the ring
| company was being sued by Notre
Dame for selling an unofficial
j ring, while Student Government
| there has an official contract
'similar to the University of Flor Florida's.
ida's. Florida's. In a letter to Robertson,
Roberts Company contends that
the actual situation is the other
way around.
John Roberts Company said
the company itself Is suing Unlv Unlvversify
versify Unlvversify of Notre Dame and that
the case is now awaiting appeal appealjudgement
judgement appealjudgement in the UF Court of
Robertson also challenged the
quality of gold used by the Herff
Jones Company in the manufac manufacture
ture manufacture of their rings. Robertson said
UF Guests on
Florida Show
President J. Wayne Reitz and
the University of Florida Band
were guests on the nationally
televised Arlene Francis Show
yesterday when the show began
a ten day stint originating from
Silver Springs.
Dr. Reitz was featured in an
interview with Miss Francis. They
talked informally on higher edu education,
cation, education, with the spotlight on the
University of Florida.
The Gator Band opened the first
Florida Day show with their
own version of Suwannee River
and played a concert number la later
ter later in the show.
Throughout the ten day period,
Jan. 6 to 17, the show will be
featuring other Florida colleges
as Well as interviews with pro prominent
minent prominent state personalities.
Participating in one of the later
shows from Silver Springs will be
several acts from the University's
Aqua-Gator group, precision and
ballet swimming club of the Col College
lege College of Physical Education and
Health. h


The University Infirmary held
a near-capacity load of patients
and about 30 were sent home
early, according to Dean D. K.
Stanley of the College of Phy Physical
sical Physical Education and Health.
During the last blustery week
before vacation, about 300 stu students
dents students a day were treated as out outpatients,
patients, outpatients, according to health fi figures.
gures. figures.
No large reoccurrence of the
virus has been reported to the
Infirmary as classes began
this week.
Final exams, which begin at
1:30 p.m. Jan. 18, with military
science, will continue through

that the Fair Trade Commission
allows karat to be called 10
karat but that the John Roberts
Company, who manufacturers the
ring for Robertson, uses a full 10
karat in their rings. He said that
to say that our competitor makes
harder rings seems to be to ad admit
mit admit they do not use as pure
gold as John Roberts Company.
(According to a report sent to
Kerrins by the Pittsburgh Test-

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Answers Ring Charges

VA Representative
A representative from the Veter Veterans
ans Veterans Administration will be in room
118, Florida Union, from 9:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Thursday to consult
with veterans concerning federal
Dependents or survivors of vet veterans
erans veterans are also free to consult the

Leigh Hall Explosion
Caused Extensive Damage

An explosion of a pressure
autoclave rocked Leigh Hall
chemical building late Wednes Wednesday,
day, Wednesday, Dec. 18, just two days be before
fore before the student body left for
the Christmas holidays, and
caused an estimated 85,000 to
SIO,OOO damage. No one was
Two students in the nearby la laboratory
boratory laboratory were the only ones me menaced
naced menaced when a piece of the auto autocalve
calve autocalve was hurled completely
through the wall separating the
The graduate student running
the experiment, Eugene Stump,
was not in the lab at the time of
the explosion. Observers at the
scene ventured that had anyone
been near the equipment they
would probably have been killed.
The experiment was described
by Dr. Harry Sisler, head of the
Chemistry Department, as rou routine
tine routine and relatively uncomplicat uncomplicated."
ed." uncomplicated." Dr. Sisler stated, This ex experiment
periment experiment has been run innumer innumerable
able innumerable times before with no com complication.
plication. complication. It is not considered to
be a dangerous experiment/
Stump stated that he had not
even begun to apply heat to the
container at the time of the explo explosion.
sion. explosion. He was merely letting it
attain room temperature before
going on and the reaction sudden suddenly
ly suddenly took off.
Stump is presently doing re research
search research work for h is Ph.V. hi Chem-

11,000 students
at university
of florida

1958 Four Pages This Edition

Saturday morning, Feb. 1, for
those blessed with 4:40 Tuesday-
Thursday classes.
Exams are scheduled, as us usual,
ual, usual, at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and
7:00 p.m. each day except Sun Sunday
day Sunday for the two-week period.
Full information on schedules
available in the Registrars office,
Room 33 of the Administration
Administration Building:
Registration for second semes semester
ter semester will begin at 1:00 p.m. Mon Monday,
day, Monday, Jan. 20, and will continue
through Thursday, Jan 28.
Classes begin for second se semester
mester semester Monday, Feb. 10.

ing Laboratory, the equivalent ka karat
rat karat of both rings is 9.5.)
Robertson said that his store
delivers the rings in six weeks to
one month instead of taking three
or four months to deliver
like our competitor.l Williams,
however, said that delivery of the
Herff Jones ring is delayed be because
cause because only second semester juniors
are allowed to buy the ring and
only if they have the proper quali qualifications.
fications. qualifications. Anyone can buy the un unofficial
official unofficial ring from Robertsons.
Both Robertson and the John
Roberts Company feilt that
the University should not be bound
to one ring company by a contract
but should have the ijight to sell
from as many companies as it
Shoulders All Risks
The company said that it had
chosen to shoulder all risks and
expenses involved in the crea creation
tion creation of ring dies without requir requiring
ing requiring an exclusive contract because
they were confident of accep acceptance
tance acceptance of our contract products in
free and open competition.
The ring company also cited
Rule 18 in the Federal Trade Com Commissions
missions Commissions Trade Practices for the
School Supply and Equipment In Industry.
dustry. Industry. The law states that It
is an unfair practice for any mem member
ber member of the industry to sell or con contract
tract contract for the sale of any indus industry
try industry product, whether patented or
unpatented . where the effect
of such sale or contract for sale,
or such condition, agreement or
understanding, may be to sub substantially
stantially substantially lessen competition or
tend to create a monopoly in
any line of commerce.
Robertson said he sells about
25 rings per month and that he
feels he has a majority of the

istry and has extensive experi experience
ence experience in the laboratory. He previ previously
ously previously worked for the Wright Aid
Development Center as a chemist.
In setting the figure of estimat estimated
ed estimated damage, Dr. Sisler stated that
he considered SIO,OOO as the top
figure and personally consider considered
ed considered a lower figure to be more ac accurate
curate accurate with $5,000 the lower limit.
UF Entered
106th Year
The University of Florida was
106 years old yesterday.
It was on Jan. 6, 1853, that
the East Florida Seminary', fore forerunner
runner forerunner to the present 1800 acre
institution, was established in
Ocala as the first college in the
After the Morrill Act was
passed several years later, the
Sunshine State placed increased
emphasis on higher education
and in 1905 established the Flo Florida
rida Florida Female College at Talla Tallahassee
hassee Tallahassee and the State University
at Gainesville.
Thus, todays university, with
more than 11,000 students who
attend 12 separate colleges and
four different schools, observes
its past with a record enroll enrollment
ment enrollment and an investment of ap approximately
proximately approximately 60 million dollars
in buildings and facilities.


Our 50th Year of Publication

Page 2

To Regain the Initiative

Colleges and high schools are getting a degree of the publics criticism as
the sure signs of mass hysteria begin to overtake a country plagued by
the thoughts of Sputniks, ICBM missiles, and Russian submarines.
As a result, the U.S. Government has offered as a partial solution a $1,000,-
000,000 program of federal aid to education, designed mainly to bring this
country abreast of Russia in the production of scientists.

On face value, such a program looks
good. But Florida state officials Presi President
dent President J. Wayne Reitz and State Superin Superintendent
tendent Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas
Bailey have cast a skeptical eye. They
contend what is necessary is a good,
hard look at any federal subsistence
before states jump on the gravy train.
The main defect, according to these
qualified spokesmen, would be that any
assistance might bring with it controls
which would lead to an eventual
stranglehold over the states jurisdic jurisdiction
tion jurisdiction of its public school system.
In the present light of education, the
Alligator considers such attitudes prob probably
ably probably wrong. The school systems of the
nation need more money than ever in
these days, and it makes no difference
where it comes from. If the Govern Government
ment Government were to tell Florida and other
schools what courses to teach, it would
be a different story.
But nowhere in President Eisenhow Eisenhowers
ers Eisenhowers comments do we find any indica indication
tion indication that the money would be granted
with any strings attached.
It is true that most of the money,
specifically the matching grants to
states that would encourage students
and teaching of the sciences and mathe mathematics,
matics, mathematics, would be used for specified pur purposes.
poses. purposes. But it is our feeling that the
states would use these funds to amplify
the education program, not to limit in instruction
struction instruction of school policies in other
That part of the program is especially
good which calls for some 40,000 fed federal
eral federal scholarshipsdivided among the
states on a population basisto pro provide
vide provide college training for talented young youngsters
sters youngsters who wouldnt get it otherwise.
Free aid to students interested in
gaining an education should do much
for that majority of students in the
upper 30 per cent of their high school
graduating class who do not presently
continue into higher education.
The program has yet to pass Con Congress.
gress. Congress. And, as last year proved a veto
of federal aid to education, many hur hurdles
dles hurdles must be overcome before legisla legislation
tion legislation is a reality this year. But for those
who still contend that states must do
all, and that the federal government
has no business aiding educationtake

To Cite Those Who Have Served
The accomplishments and deeds of individuals and organizations often go
unnoticed as a student body and its newspaper cite the need for improvement
and change in the University.

With the year 1957 at an end, the
Florida Alligator should like to men mention
tion mention some of those who in our opinion
have contributed soundly to the well wellbeing
being wellbeing of the Florida student body, staff
and faculty.
Such persons and groups can be dis-
The Florida Alligator
All-American Rating, 1953-57
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a look about and see what steps must
be taken for the United States to re regain
gain regain the initiative in the all-important
race with Russia.

How to Usher

For those who care to see to what
limits the creed of progressive education
has been distorted, a look at a new
course to be taught by the University
of Florida will be an eye-opener.
The General Extension Division of
Florida will conduct a Short Course
for Church Ushers in six Florida com communities
munities communities this month, for persons who
desire to learn the fundamentals of
church ushering and experienced hands
who just want to brush up their techni technique,
que, technique, according to the Divisions press
The Extension Division, through its
teaching facilities, reaches an estimated
taught with state funds and through an
15,000 persons throughout the state
each year.
The Alligator has nothing particular
against religion, nor does it decry those
church ushers who might want a little
instruction on the proper way to con conduct
duct conduct their jobs. But we do object, most
strongly, to such junk courses taught
by an institution with the reputation of
the University of Florida.
An irate citizen, when the Divisions
new course was announced, wrote a
letter to the Editor of one of the states
leading daily newspapers, protesting
state funds for such vocationally-mind vocationally-minded
ed vocationally-minded instruction.
How does the state get the right to
offer such a course? the citizen pro protested.
tested. protested.
We agree.
If the University cannot provide
citizens with enough educational and
intelligent extension aids, it ought not
to advertise the fact by offering instruc instruction
tion instruction on such things as Church Ushering.
Whats next, pray tell Hunting Wild
Boar in Six Easy Lessons, Progressive
Dancing Explained, Proper Use of
Cheese Spices?

tinguished in that they have often serv served
ed served without renumeration for their ef effort
forts effort mainly to do an extra good job
to improve the collegiate atmosphere
and make the University a better place
to gain an education.
Student leaders such as A1 Millar,
Harry Mahon, Steve Sessums, Dick Ker Kerrins,
rins, Kerrins, George Bayless, Dave Strawn.
Faculty and Administration to include
President J. Wayne Reitz, Dean of Stu Student
dent Student Personnel Robert Beaty, Housing
Director Harold Riker, Assistant Dean
of Men A. W. Boldt, Student Bank Di Director
rector Director L. B. Gravely, Political Science
Instructor William Graves Carleton,
Physical Education and Health Dean D.
K. Stanley, who supervised facilities to
combat the flu epidemics, Law r Profes Professor
sor Professor and Board of Publications member
Karl Krastin.
Organizations such as the Gator Band,
Florida Review, IFC and its Tribunal,
University Orchestra, Florida Blue Key.
State leaders to include William
Shands, Ralph Turlington, Emory Cross,
all from the Gainesville area who have
backed UF for gaining- appropriations
in the state legislature, Governor Leoy
Collins, Board of Control Chairman
James Love and member Hollis Rine Rinehart.
hart. Rinehart.
And finally Elmer Emig and Dallas
Dickey, faculty members who died while
rendering a crucial part to education
the University.
There are many whose names do not
Appear here in spite of outstanding serv service
ice service during 1957. But space and mem memory
ory memory create some injustices that even the
best of us could not right.

T ucsdoy, Jqnuory 7,1958


. And that's the 'Albert'; it just lies there and doesn't do anything!

How to Cut Someone Down (Not Literally)

Gator Columnist
Sarcasm is definitely an art.
Everybody would like to possess
the ability to cut the right per person
son person down at the right moment.
Fortunately, there are a few
students on the Florida campus
who do have the ability to put
people in their places.

For example,
a Junior girl
was walking
thro u g h the
lounge at Yule.
A Freshm a n
c o o 1 locat*
sated in the
lobby perked
up when she
walked by. He
started the
standard line
but it brought,


nothing more than a frigid
glance from the girl. This made
him mad so he sarcastically
snarled, Pardon me, I thought
you were my mother.
She turned and icily said, I
couldnt be. Im married.
It seems that a well-known
campus politician was having
dinner at a popular student
hang-out. He ordered steak and
proceeded to cut it, only to find
that it wasnt the choicest selec selection
tion selection of meat ever offered in
Gainesville. He called back the
waitress and said, Its a shame
to fry a tire that has so much

Final Exams are 'Torture'

Assistant News Editor
It teems such a pity to sub subject
ject subject the intelligence of 10,000
Florida students to the pres pressures
sures pressures and anxiety of final
exams. Cultivate the intellec intellectual
tual intellectual virtues! our educators
scream, but how, we may ask,
can anyone cultivate the intel intellect
lect intellect during a hectic month of
No Doz pills and all night
steady sessions?
An exaggeration ? Not much.
Just count the number of lights
burning in dorms and apart apartments
ments apartments till four in the morning
for the next few weeks. Or wan wander
der wander through the library and
watch the wild-eyed freshmen
squabble over the chance to
peer at some obsecure C-l text
which might (just MIGHT) be
mentioned on the final.
And someone should make a
survey of the increase in tobac tobacco
co tobacco and tranquilizer sales in
Gainesville for the next month.
Or poll the psychology clinic for
the rise in cases during Janu January.
ary. January. Exaggeration? Well hardly.
Let's just face it: final exams
are a grade A form of mental
and physical torture! A neces necessary

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tread on it.
One of my favorite stories
concerns a bitter Senior who
was purchasing his textbooks
for the semester. He hastily
paid the clerk at the counter
and proceeded to run out of
the bookstore.
Hey, called the clerk,
Where are you going in such
a hurry?
The Senior looked around and
said, Well, now that I bought
these books, Im trying to get
to class before they go out of
* *
A very disliked professor in
the Business Administration
school gave a test last year in
which all the grades went rock
bottom. The day he returned the
lests he smiled and said," I
think youll have to admit that
this is a very extensive
A student in the back row re replied,
plied, replied, Yeah, what you dont
cover in class, you cover in your
A friend of mine drank two
beers and then boarded the bus
to go downtown. He sat next to
an elderly gray-haired lady who
immediately smelled a trace of
brew. She looked at him for
quite a while and then said,
You may not know it, but
youre going straight- to Hell,
young man.

sary necessary evil? Perhaps as necessary
as the New Revised Peel or Al Albert
bert Albert the Loyal Gator Mascot.
Besides providing a good
healthy dose of mental torture,
final exams are a rather super superficial
ficial superficial evaluation of a students
achievement. In some courses
two thirds of a students grade
is based on one three-hour fi final.
nal. final. Still others demand four
fifths. Now how, we demand to
know, can anyone sincerely be believe
lieve believe that a course grade on
this campus is an indication of
ANYTHING? K a grade is reli reliable
able reliable at all, it might indicate the
amount of time spent in cram cramming
ming cramming and memorization. Or
the number of No Doz pills
consumed. Or the amount of in information
formation information hastily acquired to
be ground out with an electro electrographic
graphic electrographic pencil.
Final exam grades are great greatly
ly greatly overemphasized. Why else
would our parents bribe us and
our professors threaten us and
our fraternities and sororities
pressure us? Or is this an indi indication
cation indication that grades are actually
important? Granted, its rather
hard today to get a decent job
without waving a little white
certificate around. But is this

He remarked, You know, I
thought I was on the wrong bus.
* *
Rumor has it that a well known
Alligator girl columnist had writ written
ten written a rather intellectual column.
One afternoon after the issue
had appeared she was approach approached
ed approached by a friend who acidly said,
Great column who wrote it
for you? Our friend replied,
Im glad you liked it. Who read
it to you?
It seems that a student in the
Journalism school was approach approached
ed approached by an angry professor. Said
professor pointed to a ciga cigarette
rette cigarette butt on the floor and snarl snarled
ed snarled Is this yours? The student
pleasantly remarked, Not at
all, sir. You saw it first.
* *
The following was overhead at
Sams: A student was telling
friends that a co-worker of his
father asked his dad Has your
sons college education proved
helpful since youve taken him
into the firm?
Oh, yes, replied the boys
father, Everytime we have a
conference we let him mix
* *
Then there was the biology
student Who arrived late to
class. You should have been
here fifteen minutes ago!
snarled the professor. He ans answered,
wered, answered, Why, what happened?

the real "importance of edu education?
cation? education? Or is this the reason we
give for cramming for finals?
Three cheers for the day when,
as Barrett Wendell says, the
Bachelors degree is confer conferred
red conferred on every American citizen
at birth!
Os courge, in some cases the
overemphasis on finals could be
justified. If, that is, professors
would cease to require students
to attend classes and to give
to the dull dry tones of an un uninteresting
interesting uninteresting monologue. Its so
much simpler (and easier) to
stay away from classand then
cram for exams. And think of
the classroom boredom wed es escape!
cape! escape!
But any nonconstructive cri criticism
ticism criticism (especially when it aims
at an institution of reknown) is
usually termed "unjust. "If you
must attack, then provide a so solution,
lution, solution, people exclaim. But a
solution to our present unsatis unsatisfactory
factory unsatisfactory grading system is not
an easy thing to produce. Es Especially
pecially Especially when so many students
and professors continue to hold
absolutist views about final
exams. The best we skeptics
can do is grin and bear it itand
and itand hope for the day when fin finals
als finals are "a thing of the past.


Let Individual Decide
About Drinking Liquor

It would seam that comment
on a letter in the 18 December
Alligator, which vigorously de denounced
nounced denounced the legal sale of alco alcoholic
holic alcoholic beverages in this county
and designed, in my estimation,
to appeal to the emotions of the
naive and to the approval of the
Pharisaical, is in order. The
aforementioned letter, if you will
recall, based its position on
moral grounds.
We should recall, however,
that the question of right and
wrong has been with mankind
for milleniums; indeed omnipre omnipresent,
sent, omnipresent, but never actually decid decided.
ed. decided.
Let us then look at the prac practical
tical practical aspects of the matter, due
to the indecisiveness of con contrasting
trasting contrasting theories, some of which
fail to take into consideration
stark reality: In effect, the
majority of the adult popula population
tion population will want to drink if told
to abstain, if only for sheer in individualism!
dividualism! individualism! The Noble Ex Experiment
periment Experiment fiasco of over a gen generation
eration generation ago should have, it is
this readers opinion, shown
that the American public would
not tolerate such idealistic folly
as prohibition.
The University proper is an ex excellent
cellent excellent example of the above.
It is common knowledge that,

Aghast at Seeing Name
Under 'Worthless 1 Letter

In your December 13th edi edition
tion edition of the Alligator, you pub published
lished published a letter I sent to you,
concerning the Peel. It was an
impulsively written letter, and
(I hope) one which was not a
true representation of my nor normal
mal normal thought processes. Never Neverthelees,
thelees, Neverthelees, I felt that it might be
good for a laugh if I were to
mail it in. Since I didnt be believe
lieve believe the letter to be of any real
worth, I didnt particularly care
to see my name printed un under
der under it.
For this, and other reasons,
I specifically requested that my
name be withheld in in the event
of the letters publication. You
chose to disregard this request.
Now, Im perfectly aware that
if this, too, is published, you will
probably tack on a heading
something like thisWriter of
Letter Aghast at Seeing Name
Published Under His Admitted Admittedly
ly Admittedly Worthless Letter.
Keep in mind, please, that
I've also said I thought it was

Letter Writer Knocked for
Florida Players Criticism

Michael Zefonka:
God bless our American Play Playwrights
wrights Playwrights of substance and damn
this frivolous Fry. And bless you
too, Zelenka, youve probably read
a book once. But we would hate to
venture when or just what book.
Perhaps Frys humor is a whit
too subtle for your practical
We can tolerate a boy who looks

Letters to Editor Welcome
-The Alligator welcomes Letters to the Editor short letters
will be given preference, and all must be signed. Names will be
withheld on request. Letters deadline for the Friday edition is
Tuesday, for the Tuesday edition, deadline 1s Sunday. Address
letters to Editor, Florida Alligator, Florida Union, Campus.
wuwLmyJBJBJm eve: joc

as far as alcohol is concern*
ed, if the student wants it he
need merely go across the
(county) border to get it, the
only difficulty being the slight
inconvenience of travel.
Surely it is evident that the
majority recognises real vice*
and has approved nationwide
laws, virtually completely en enforceable
forceable enforceable laws, against such
corruption. There is no question
there in my mind. The ques questions
tions questions at hand are. I believe:
Will the will of an entrench entrenched
ed entrenched minority be forced upon the
majority? Will the people be
swayed by catchwords and de debatable
batable debatable statements put forward
as fact? Will this area step for forward
ward forward from windmill-jousting,
head-in-the sand provincialism
to realistic dynamism?
Let us give the individual the
freedom of his own legal
choice. Let us have quite com complete
plete complete respect for the law, ra rather
ther rather than the occasional indif indifference
ference indifference to it that appears con concerning
cerning concerning alcohol. How? Through
reasonable, fact-facing legisla legislation.
tion. legislation.
At this point it might be well
to keep in mind the words of
Mill, in his essay On Liberty:
Over himself, over his own
body and mind, the individual ii
Bob Recktenwald

good for a laugh. Well, back K
my gripe, and the reason for
writing this letter. I have al always,
ways, always, at least until Dec. 13th,
thought it was the writer of the
letters prerogative to allow or
refuse to. allow his name to be
printed along with his lettera
sort of convention among edi editors,
tors, editors, you know?
Because you ignored my re request
quest request i n this respect, I feel that
you owe me an explanation, an
apology, or both. I get the lm lmpression
pression lmpression that you are somewhat
an unconventional individual,
Mr. Levy, but I think you will
agree that there are limits be beyond
yond beyond which even you should not
venture (or should I say in intrude)?
trude)? intrude)?
What say you, Mr. Editor?
Antlripatinglv Yours,
Arthur J. Land
(Editors noteRegret if your
name was printed below a let letter
ter letter that you requested not be
signed. It is Alligator policy to
permit the writers name to be
withheld upon request.)

for substance and fails to recog recognize
nize recognize it, but his opinion would be
more valid after he passed the
Christopher Morley stage.
Lance Richbourg
Joe Geiger
Ken Eagle
Robert Mills
John Strickland
T. Rose

Tho Florida Alligator, Tues., Jon. 7, 1958

Turbans, a Mystery to Many,
Are Symbolic to Some UFStudents

Gator Feature Editor
The turban, headware of sultans
and magicians, has long been an
object of mystery to the average
It is not unusual, therefore, that
turbans worn by Indian students
at the University not only attract
the attention of classmates, but
axe a familiar topic of conversa conversation.
tion. conversation.
Harbhajan (Singh) Ahuja, a
graduate student, explained that
the turban is a symbol of Singh,
the Third Religion of India.
Members of Singh adopt the
word as a part of their name and
wear symbols of their religion
with them at all times. The Ur Urban
ban Urban is one of the five symbol?
Which Ahuja always carries.
Commenting on the English
language, Ahuja said, The South Southern
ern Southern accent is very difficult. Al Although
though Although he began the study of Eng
lish in fifth grade, Ahuja finds
the cracker drawl hard to un understand.
derstand. understand.
Americans in all parts of the

Dr. Sisler Heads
Chemistry Group
Dr. Harry H. Sisler, head of the
chemistry department at the Un University,
iversity, University, has been elected 1958
chairman of the American Chemi Chemical
cal Chemical Societys Division of Chemical
Education. He succeeds Profes Professor
sor Professor Norris W. Rakestraw, head
of the chemistry division of the
Scripps Institute of Oceanography,
La Jolla, Calif.
During his 17-years teaching ca career,
reer, career, Dr. Sisler has carried out
important research on the chemi chemical
cal chemical behavior of hydrazine and bo borontwo
rontwo borontwo high energy materials of
great promise to rocke-t fuels and
other fields.

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country are very interesting, help helpful
ful helpful and hospitable, he added.
Seeing more of America and
meeting more Americans is Ahu Ahujas
jas Ahujas chief desire.
Ahuja differs from most gradu graduate
ate graduate students because he has al already
ready already taught college chmistry in
(India. In the years he will be
at F.orida, Ahuja hopes to get a
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Veto of $4,000,000 Seen
In Building Funds For UF

(Continued from Page ONE)

recent years have been financed
by federal and state funds, said
Jones. He added that preliminary
application for the funds is being
procepsed in the regional office of
the Housing and Home Finance
Agency in Atlanta.
Authorized Projects
The projects authorized by the
legislature last epring are: resi residence
dence residence halls for single students, uti utilities
lities utilities expansion, agricultural faci facilities,
lities, facilities, a new architecture bilding,
a pharmacy wing, an addition to
the law school, classroom build buildings
ings buildings and an auditorium.
Most of the buildings schedul scheduled
ed scheduled for construction within the next
two years are in the hands of the
architects and several should be
ready for bid letting within a few
A 8459,639 grant by the Na National
tional National Institute of Health was

Hall of Fame
Deadline Soon
Deadline for Hall of Fame appli applications
cations applications has been set for Thursday,
according to Bunny Fleisher, sec secretary
retary secretary of the committee. Miss
Fleisher said approximately 50
applications had been received by
Applications should be turned in
at the Seminole box at the Florida
Union desk. To be eligible for
membership, an applicant must be
a senior or graduate student who
has an overall 2.0 scholastic aver average,
age, average, and who has been outstanding
in one of the following fields:
leadership, publications, service,
student government, religion, var varsity
sity varsity or intramural athletics, or
fine arts.
Rocketers Slate
Movie Meeting
The second organizational meet meeting
ing meeting of the University of Florida
student chapter of the American
Rocket Society, Inc., will be held
Thursday in Room 512 of the
Engineering Bldg., at 8 p.m.
This meeting is intended to
bring together all persons inter interested
ested interested in joining this society. Co Color
lor Color films on the new Ford Thun Thunderbird
derbird Thunderbird gas turbine engine and
on the Viking V-2 firings at White
Sands Provnig Grounds are sche.-
duled to be shown.
Refreshments will be served af after
ter after the meeting.

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Page 3

Students in India are more ser serious
ious serious than most American collegi collegiates,
ates, collegiates, according to Ahuja. No elec electives
tives electives are offerred at Indian uni universities
versities universities in many of the colleges.
Less social activities and lack
of student dormitories prevent In Indian
dian Indian students from becoming fami
liar with students outside each col college.
lege. college.
Though people in India wear
American clothing, except for
their turbans, ancient social rules
exist in contrast to American
mores. In india no dating sys system
tem system exists and marriages are us usually
ually usually pre-arranged by the fami families
lies families from the time their children
are infants.
When asked about Food Service,
Ahuja smiles and replied that
the food is sweet, but usually
agrees with him. Cooked wheat
and spices, traditional Indian food,
are absent from his diet.
Ahuja compares Floridas
rainy weather with the three
month monsoon season in India as
being much the same.
Ahuja, who described himself
as A little shythats my na nature,
ture, nature, may be no sultan or ma magician,
gician, magician, but his colorful turban
will be a topic of discussion long
after buckle-back pants and sneak sneakers
ers sneakers have gone out of style.

received last month for the con construction
struction construction of a seven story research
laboratory to be connected to the
proposed pharmacy wing.
Dr. George T. Harrell, dean of
the medical college, indicated that
plans for the research laboratory
and the pharmacy wing would be
integrated in order to effect eco economy
nomy economy in construction.
Jones stated that because of
these federal and private grants
the University is in a good posi position
tion position to receive the amounts

Costume Ball
Set Next Month

Prizes for the best and most
original costumes will be given at
a Valentines Day Costume Ball
on Feb. 14 at the American Le Legion
gion Legion Hall.
The advance notice, Chairman
Joe A. Brown said, will give stu students
dents students an opportunity to obtain cos costumes
tumes costumes during the vacation .bet .between
ween .between semesters.
Students must choose a cos costume
tume costume representing a famous
celebration. The costume categor categories
ies categories are Mardi-Gras, the pre-lenten
New Orleans celebration; Gasper Gasperilla,
illa, Gasperilla, the Tampa pirate festival;
Fasching, a German religious cele celebration;
bration; celebration; and Valentines Day.
The Costume Ball is being spon sponsored
sored sponsored by the Newman Club to
coincide with the pre-lenten activ activities
ities activities held throughout the Western
world. The proceeds will go to
Judges will be members of the
Alligator staff and the Newman
C3ub. The price of admission is
$2 per couple.

Judging Team
Takes Honors

Members of the University of
Florida Meat* Judging Team, has
returned from Chicago where they
entered competition in the Inter Intercollegiate
collegiate Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest
with 23 other teams.
The judging team finished 17th
in overall competition, eighth in
Beef Classification and Grading
competition and third place in
Lamb Grading. Members making
trip were: Howard Linton Povey,
Newberry, Thomas Leon Swager,
Pinellas Park, Donald Vincent Ste Steger,
ger, Steger, of St. Petersburg. Accom Accompaning
paning Accompaning Floyd Payne and Louis
Houle were Dr. A. Z. Palmer,
coach, and Jim Carpenter, as assistant.
sistant. assistant.
Expenses for the trip were un underwritten
derwritten underwritten by the Student Govern Government
ment Government as the team is a recognized
chartered student organization.

Ford Grants $2,100
For Economic Research

Ford Foundation has awarded
a 52.100 grant in aid to the Bur Bureau
eau Bureau of Business and Economic
Research at the University for
research in construction statis statistics.
tics. statistics.
The grant is a supplement to
a previous grant of 52.000 for the
same research, according to Dr.
George B. Hurff, director of the
Bureau in the College of Business

Meeting Rooms Open
Student organizations can apply
now for regular meeting rooms in
the Florida Union.
Applications are available at
the Information Desk, and will be
accepted from Jan. 13-2 u.
German Movies Slated
The German Club will meet
Thursday night at 8:30 in Room
212 of the Florida Union.
There will be free movies open
to the public followed by a closed
election of officers for 1958-1959.

Cornelia Skinner
To Perform Here;
Next Tuesday
Cornelia Otia Skinner, mono monodrama
drama monodrama actress and accomplished
writer of wit, will be presented
here by the University Lecture
Series Jan. 14.
The stage star and author will
give a program of solo charac character
ter character sketches in the Gymnasium!
to students and the public at 8
Miss Skinner, who decided eariy!
that secondary stage roles gave
girls scant artistic or monetary
satisfaction, is responsible for es establishing
tablishing establishing the monodrama in Am American
erican American theater both as a design
and as a tour de force.
In her self-authored repertory,
Miss Skinner plays with an ima imaginary
ginary imaginary stage full of characters.
Not limited to solo performances,
however, Miss Skinner has star starred
red starred in such Broadway roles as
Somerset Maughams Thea Theatre,
tre, Theatre, Lillian Heilmans The
Searching Wind, and Oscar
Wildes "Lady Winder merei

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Text of Charter Revision Law

Hie following charter revision
lias beeen approved by the
Executive Council on the first
reading. It must be approved
on second reading tonight to
take effect. It is printed in its
entirety, according to Sec. 306
of the Student Body Constitu Constitu;
; Constitu; tion, which states the President
of th6 Student Body may re require
quire require the Florida Alligator or
the Summer Gator to publish
such information as he may
deem necessary for the proper
; functioning of the government
I or the general well-being of the
! Student Body.
Student Body of the University
of Florida that all subsidiary
organizations of Student Gov-
Blood Drive Correction
An article which appeared in
the Dec. 17 issue of the Alligator
concerning the Student Govern Government
ment Government Blood Drive, stated that 92
pints of blood have been donated
by students. It should have read:
92 pints of blood were given to
Students by the Student Govern Government
ment Government Blood Bank last year.

eminent be required to submit
! a revised organization charter
for the 1957-58 school year and
i further, that each org&niaa org&niaa;
; org&niaa; tion be responsible for the
I maintenance of their charter
contemporary with new legis legislation
lation legislation and laws subsequently
passed by Student Government.
SECTION I The purpose of
this law is to create and main maintain
tain maintain an adequate system where whereby
by whereby all organizational charters
will be compatable with the
framework of the laws and
legislation of Student Govern Government.
ment. Government.
SECTION n The President of
New Low Change Allows
Forwarding Vet Checks
Veterans Administration bene benefits
fits benefits check can now be forwarded
if the persons to whom they are
mailed have filed regular change
Os address notices with their local
post offices.
The Veterans Administrat ion
and the Post Office Department
have announced that Public Law
85-171 authorizes the new service.

the student body shall appoint
three (3) members from the
Executive Council to serve as
m ambers of a Charter Revision
Committee. The Chairman of
said committee will be the
Commissioner of Legislative Af Affairs.
fairs. Affairs. Ail organisations must
present a reading, of their char charter
ter charter for approval before the
Charter Revision Committee
each semester. The function of
this committee shall be to ef effectuate
fectuate effectuate revision of each indi individual
vidual individual organizational charter
and to present said charters
for approval of the Executive
Any organization failing to
comply with the provisions of
this law shall be subject to
such penalities as are deemed
appropriate by the Charter Re Revision
vision Revision Committee, upon approv approval
al approval of the Executive Council and
the President of the Student
.but the semester provision In
Section II shall not be retroac retroactive
tive retroactive for the semester beginning
September 20, 1957.

Swim Discussions
Scheduled Here
This Weekend

The first synchronized swimm swimming
ing swimming symposium to be held in north
central Florida is slated for the
University Pool Friday and Sat Saturday,
urday, Saturday,
Faculty and students from uni universities,
versities, universities, colleges and high schools
are expected to attend the two twoday
day twoday event.
Sessions, scheduled for Friday
afternoon and evening and again
are sponsored jointly by the Col College
lege College of Physical Education and
Health and the Womens Sectioh of
the Florida Association for Health,
Physical Education and Recrea Recreation.
tion. Recreation.
Guest speakers and swimmers
for the symposium will be Mrs.
Beulah Gundling and Henry Gun Gundling
dling Gundling from Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Art Kappelmann, Jacksonville.

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IThe Florida Alligator, Tues., Jan. 7, 1958

Page 4

UF Freshman Five
Defeated by Miami

Unlike their big brothers on the
varsity squad, Florida's freshman
cagers enjoyed a little rest over
the holiday, playing only one
The Gator frosh, tutored by
Coach Jim McCaehren, fell vic victim
tim victim to the red-hot shooting of
Chuck Godfrey of the Miami
earlings, as the skinny forward
scored 44 points, single-handedly
wading his mates to a 78-70 vic viclory
lory viclory over Florida.
After taking a 44-40 halftime
lead, the down-state five opened
vo a 14-point margin early in the
second half, spurred on by God Godreys
reys Godreys phenomenal shooting. The
Gators battled gamely back, and
vere closing on their conquerors
vs time ran out.
Guard Lou Merchant, playing
before home-town fans In the Mia Miami
mi Miami arena, shared scoring honors
Gator Band Plays
At Music Convention
The University of Florida Gator
Band was chosen as the only col college,
lege, college, band to play before the na national
tional national convention of the American
School Band Directors Assn., in
St. Petersburg Dec. 27 and 28.
Between 200 and 250 band direc directors
tors directors from throughout the country
attended the convention.

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In a growing industry, theres
room for me to grow

Here at General Electric, says Penn R. Post, 24-
year-old marketing trainee, you hear a lot of talk
about the future even as far ahead as 1978. In
fact, Ive discovered that planning ahead for Amer Americas
icas Americas needs 10 and 20 years from now is characteristic
of the electrical industry. And, whats important to
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Im pretty confident about the electrical future,
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for Florida with Bobby Shiver.
! Each man accounted for 19 points.
Frank Etheridge, who sparked
the Gators drive in the final
minutes, also ranked high in the
scoring column with 18 points.
Other scorers for the Florida
yearlings were Paul Mosny with
eight, and Jeff Osborne, with four.
The freshmen entertain Chipola
Junior College in the preliminary
clash at the Florida Gym Satur Saturday
day Saturday night, and also take on Or Orlando
lando Orlando Junior College and the Mia Miami
mi Miami frosh within the next week.
UF Netters Place
In Bowl Tourney
Buddy Husband and David
Shaw, members of the University
of Florida tennis squad, made fine
showings in the college division of
the Eleventh Annual Orange Bowl
Tennis Championships last week.
Both Shaw and Husband ad advanced
vanced advanced to the second round in sin singles
gles singles play, before bowing to the
eventual finalists. Shaw ran into
the tourneys runner-up, and bow bowed
ed bowed 3-6, 10-8, 6-3, while the cham champion
pion champion Miamis Dave Harum ousted
Husband 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles play, the Gator net netters
ters netters advanced to the semi-finals
before being eliminated.

Rountree Picked
As Outstanding
Senior in State

Jim Rountree, the University of
Florida's All-Southeastern Confer Conference
ence Conference halfback from Miami, has
been selected to receive the Day Daytona
tona Daytona Beach Quarterback Clubs
award as the states outstanding
senior coliege football player of
Rountree was chosen by a com committee
mittee committee of 12 Florida sportswriters
headed by Bernard Kahn of the
Daytona Beach News Journal.
He was hard pressed for the
honors by a fellow Miamian and
teammate, Gator Captain Charlie
Mitchell, who was second in the
voting. The 5-foot 9-inch, 185-
pound halfback received 31 points,
based on three for first place, two
for second, and one for third.
Mitchell, 230-pound Florida tac tackle,
kle, tackle, had 25.
Vester Newcomb, 188-pound Uni University
versity University of Miami center, was
third with 15 points.
Rountree will be the guest of
honor at the Quarterbacks Club
banquet, Jan. 25, when he will be
presented the award.
Previous winners of the award
are Don Bosseler, Miami full fullback,
back, fullback, 1956; Steve Flo Florida
rida Florida center, 1955; Frank Mad*
Donald, Miami end, 1954; Bobby
Feivash. FSU halfback, 1953; and
Charlie LaPradd, Florida tackle,
Former Florida Gridder
Is NFL's Leading Punter
Former Florida gridder Don
Chandler, now displaying his
wares with the professional New
York Giants, is the leading punt punter
er punter in the National Football League
The ex-Florida halfback is aver averaging
aging averaging 45.1 yards a kick.
Chandler also holds a perfect
passing record. He has tossed two
aerials, both from punt forma formation,
tion, formation, and completed them for key
Giant first downs.

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Florida Forward Starters

Jerry Henderson (left) and Dick Hoban (right) provide a
double scoring punch for coach John Mauers Florida cagers
from the forward spots. Henderson, a senior, was the teams
leading scorer in the Gator Bowl Tournament last weekend,
while junior Hoban has contributed his share in the Gators 6-2
record to date.

Florida Tankman Victor
In Holiday Meet Event

Florida swimmer Phil Drake
scored an upset victory in the 100-
meter butterfly at the annual
East-West swim meet, held over
the holiday in Ft. Lauderdale.
Drake upset highly-regarded
Bud Honda of Indiana and Gene
Adler of Oklahoma to capture the
event labeling himself as a de definite
finite definite threat to cop the title in the
NCAA and National AAU meets
this spring.
The East squad, coached by

Sportsmanship Standings

1. Kappa Psi 4.28
2. C.L.O. 4.20
3. B.S.U. 4.10
4. Westminister 3.80
5. Georgia Seagle 3.70
6. Hillei 3.33
7. Wesley 3.16
8. Newman 2.70
1. Mechanical 4.00
2. Electrical 3.67
3. Civil 3.50
3. Industrial 3.80
4. Aeronautical 3.00
5. Chemical 2.90

Floridas Jack Ryan, bowed to
the Western swimmers in a tight
iqeet, amassing 191 points, while
their opponents mustered 206.
Other Gator tankmen partici participating
pating participating in the meet were sprint sprinter
er sprinter Bobby Duganne, fourth in the
50-meter free style, backstroker
Bill Ruggie, a member of a winn winning
ing winning relay team, Terry Bom, Doug
Creighton, Dave Calkin, and Roy

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3. Pi Lambda Phi 4:16
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6. Delta Tau Delta 3.84
6. Pi Kappa Alpha 3.81
7. Sigma Chi 3.63
8. Phi Delta Theta 3.36 j
8. Alpha Tau Omega 3.36
9. Tau Epsilon Phi 3.25
10. Kappa Sigma 2.88
11. Beta Theta Pi 2.00

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Cagers Take Championship
In Gator Bowl Tournament

Gator Sports Writer
An unpredicted victory in the
Gator Bowl Basketball Tourna Tournament
ment Tournament provided the big highlight
of Coach John Mauers Florida
cagers holiday road trip, as the
Gators took three of four contests
over tough opposition.
Jerry Henderson, senior for forward,
ward, forward, was the big gun for the
Orange and Blue cagers as they
racked up their third victory in
the Jacksonville tournament,
held December 30 and 31. Hen Hendersons
dersons Hendersons 26 points sparked the
squad in their 76-64 triumph over
a rugged Clemson five, and came
back with 18 more in the 76-63
win over Georgia in the finals.
Other high scorers in the Gator
Bowl opener were center Jim
Zinn, with 19 markers, captain
and guard Joe Hobbs, who'buc who'bucketed
keted who'bucketed 13, and forward Dick Hob Hoban,
an, Hoban, with 12.
Hobbs, the Gators' leading
scorer last season and the cur current
rent current top ppint-producer, got
back on the right track in the
Gators revenge win over Geor Georgia,
gia, Georgia, as he popped 24 points
Intramural Head
Publishes Article
Mr. H. Spurgeon Cherry, Pro Professor
fessor Professor of Physical Education, and
Head of the Department of In Intermural
termural Intermural Athletics and Recreation
here, has an article appearing
in the December issue of the Jour Journal
nal Journal of the American Association
for Health, Physical Education,
and Reacreation.
The article, entitled Managing
Locker and Shower Rooms, states
the administrative responsibility
frequently overlooked in the ade adequate
quate adequate supervision of locker and
shower rooms.
Cherry has had many articles
published in numerous maga magazines
zines magazines in the past few years,
and also writes pamphlets for use
at the annual meetings of Intra Intramural
mural Intramural and Recreation Directoi*s.

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2. Chi Phi 4.46
3. Alpha Gamma Rho 4:15
4. Theta Chi 4.10
4. Tau Kappa Epsilon 4.10
5. Alpha Epsiion Pi 4.08
6. Phi Kappa Tau 4.00
7. Phi Gamma Delta 3.70
8. Phi Sigma Kappa 3.67
9. Pi Kappa Phi 3.64
10. Delta Chi 3.20
11. Lambda Chi Alpha 3.11
12. Delta Sigma Phi 8.00

through the hoop. The Bulldogs,
from Athens had defeated the \
Florida squad, 66-60, earlier in
the season.
Hoban also hit in double fig figures
ures figures in the Georgia game, ac accounting
counting accounting for 13 points.
Bow To Wav
Last Saturday night, the Gators,
suffered their second setback of
the young campaign, bowing to;
a highly-regarded Tulane squad, j
84-75, on the Green Wave s home
court in New Orleans.
All five Florida starters hit in
double figures against the Green-'
ies, with guard Charlie Pike
leading the way with 16 points.
Zinns 13 markers was second
best, while Hobbs and Hoban each
had 12 and Henderson scored 10
The Gator five remained in
Louisiana over the weekend,
meeting the Bayou Bengals of
LSU last night in Baton Rouge.
Top Canes
It was another wild, rough-and rough-andtumble
tumble rough-andtumble encounter with the Mi Miami
ami Miami Hurricanes December 21, as
the South Florida five gave the
Gators a tough time before bow bowing,
ing, bowing, 73-64. The outcome was in,
doubt until the final minutes.!
when the Orange and Blue man managed
aged managed to puli away.
Hobbs and Hoban were the
leading scorers for Florida,
bucketing 17 and 16 points re respectively.
spectively. respectively.
Scrappy Marty Burdette led the
Canes with 22, while highly highlypublicized
publicized highlypublicized Dick Berghoff, Miami
coach Bruce Hales seven-footer,
was almost totally ineffective,
scoring only five points and being

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constantly out-rebounded by the
Shorter Zinn and Bob Sherwood,
Prior to the Christmas holi holidays,
days, holidays, the Gators downed the Rol Rollins
lins Rollins Tars, 87-63, in Gainesville.
After holding Florida to a 46-40
lead at the halfway point, the
Tars collapsed in the second
half, scoring only 23 points, and
the Gators won going away.
Hobbs was the leading scorer
in the Rollins contest with 32,
'highest amassed by any Gator
this season. Dick Bishop led the
Winter Park squad with 21.
The Gators open a five-gams
home stand this Saturday, meet meeting
ing meeting Auburn's potent Tigers in the
Florida Gym. Alabama, Miami,
Kentucky, and Tennessee will be
other Florida Gym visitors dur during
ing during the coming weeks.

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