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What's Gator Gras?
of Fun for All
The Mechanical Mascot
ttELLO. My name is Otto. Would you like to shake mO
With a wiggle of his ear and an offering of his hand, Otto,
the College of Engineerings mechanical wonder, makes his
annual appearance today before thousands of visitors at the
University of Florida Engineers Fair.
Born 12 years ago, the creation of an undergraduates vivid
imaginations and talents, this mechanical robot has become a
symbol of the engineers yearly event.
He loves kids, flirts with coeds and directs crowds ot
visitors. And his painted orange and blue clothing, topped by
a similarly-colored rat cap causes some to believe he is a real
Six foot six and a hefty 500 pounds Ottos
talents are numerous. He bends over, turns his head,
lights up his nose and talks. Well, he almost 'talks.
Ottos voice really belongs to some electrical engineering |
student who yearly mans the wired controls from the second |
floor of the engineering building. These controls are Ottos
lifeline and his mouthpiece.
Otto used to be able to walk, cautioned Professor Lucas
Schoonmaker of the electrical engineering department. Once
he was put on rollers and started strolling through the halls
wiggling, lighting, moving his hands and talking. And dont you
know it but that he scared all of the janitors out of the place.
We havent seen them since!
At one time, plans were underway to build a girlfriend for
Otto, but these ideas never reached realization.
1 didnt even know they could do those things automati automatically,
cally, automatically, quipped Schoonmaker. But Ottos appeal is quite strong
without a girlfriend.
Actually, according to Otto eh, rather his voice girls
Once a coed asked him how he felt about women.
Pondering his mechanical mind for an instant, Otto
THE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR
University of Florida March, 1962
Meet Otto The Mechanical Mascot, by Stan Jackson page 2
Gator Gras Goes For Broke, by Lucienne Pirenian page 3
Alumni Spring Assembly, by Clif Cormier page 4
Love On Campus, by Sara Todd page 6
fi % He gives ..
By Stan Tackson
finally revealed, "I have a tube for that sort of thing but it just
lights up! I have asked for some companionship, but so far all
I get is static.
Os all the people that come to see Otto and at last years
Fair around 40,000 stopped by children enjoy him most. lies
like a mechanical Santa Claus. He doesnt give gifts, hut kids
flock to him.
One boy came to see Otto, oh about 10 years ago, related
Herman Hohauser, 4EG, and chairman of the Electrical Engin Engineers
eers Engineers Department for the Fair. The funny part was that he
thought Otto was real. Now this same ,boy is a student at the
University and has finally been convinced that Otto is onlv
Otto is the only product of the College of
Engineering who has been around for 12 years with without
out without having flunked a course. He has his own reasons
why he came to the University of Florida.
I have a friend whos a computor and he explained that
status-wise the University is the place to go. Besides, I'm \crv
His appetite is moderate. In fact, he even gets sick at
I eat a lot ol nuts, Otto admitted. Ihe campus is full of
them. But Im getting tired of those junior Ben Casev's and
their dull screw drivers when I get sick. It makes my condenser
Otto lives for only a few days during the year. He will he
on display throughout the entire Engineers Fair (March 2T25)
and will then be carefully preserved for the following \ ears
But as real as Santa Claus is and yes, Virginia, there is
a Santa Claus so, little children, wishful coeds and amused
I I I ill. I, in II
The Man With The Portable Voice, by Frank Westmark page 8
Biding The Big Time: Florida Players, by Bill Curry page 10
They Put The HOOPIa in Florida
Basketball, by Benny Cason page 12
Century>old Vision Fulfilled, by Carolyn Dart page 16
They Tease To Please, by Bill Adams page 18
Where the Twain Meet, by Meena Pandit page 20
Trade Frills For Overalls, by Sara Todd page 23
A 12-year-old creation of
the Electrical Engineering De Department,
partment, Department, this robot has
become symbolic of the
annual Engineer's Fair.
Gator Gras Goes For Brok^^^
Will It Continue To Be An M) events and von have Ciator Ciras. I lie %Z I
.. _ <>l the annual springtime festival. / I
Organized Outlet For Spring Fever? | | K itx-lobratjo.j
| | atti\ itic. iiu lilitai l>iil
the l ; .niineer- I airs. Parent and :,$Â£ I
i:l| merit by students in the School
1 ji I||h9 of Journalism and Communica
tions. The Alligator is especially
|l f||L p v grateful for the services of jour jour-0
-0 jour-0 m f nalism professor Hugh Cunning
jjj| i_ ham and Executive Secretary of
tions K. B. Meurlott.
I3v Clif Cormier
ASSEMBLY & REUNION!
AN expected 700 old grads will be welcomed back to the campus
this weekend for the UFs second homecoming, the Annual
Alumni Spring Assembly and Reunion.
Reunions usually bring forth images of graduates re-living their
college days and backslapping old friends, but according to Bill Fleming,
director of the Universitys Alumni Affairs, the purpose of the gathering
is not all play.
Fleming compared the assembly to an annual meeting
of corporation stockholders and said there was much
business to be accomplished, including, the election of
officers for the coming year.
Our assembly has a two fold purpose, he said. One
is conducting the business of the Alumni Association and
the other is promoting a greater spirit of unity among our
alumni by reuniting seven classes of graduates.
This years reunion honors the classes of 1912, 22,
32, '42, 43, 47 and 52.
TRAVELS 25,000 MILES
Flemings office in L T niversitv Auditorium is the
nerve center of the Associations 40 alumni clubs. Contact
with clubs is maintained by mail and through personal
assistance by Fleming and his aides.
Fleming, who spends half his time on the road travel traveling
ing traveling some 25,000 miles a year, in reaching the 34 alumni
clubs in the state, is assisted by A1 Alsobrook, administra administrative
tive administrative assistant and R. C. Beaty, dean emeritus of students
and director of the Alumni Association Loyalty Fund.
Our Association is still young; in fact were just
beginning, Beaty said. But with 2,500 graduates leaving
here each year we have a great potential.
. The dean said efforts were started last year to indoc indoctrinate
trinate indoctrinate each graduating class on how the Alumni
Association meets the mutual needs of the graduate and
his alma mater.
PUMP PRIMING PROCESS
Some graduates shake the dust off their shoes when
they leave the campus and you never hear any more from
them, he said. But the great mass of them carry away
deep and lasting feelings of affection and loyalty for their
Beaty sees the relationship between alumni and the
University as a pump-priming process.
We feel that everyone, alumni or not, who has
enjoyed, the wealth in the state made possible through
the Universitys research efforts should be putting some
contributions back in to keep the strearft of information
flowing, he said.
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HONORING THE CLASSES OF .
All contributions to the Association, over and above
operating expenses, go to the Dollars for Scholars fund.
There is a common misconception among students
that we're raising money for athletic scholarships,
Fleming said, but not one cent goes towards that purpose.
In addition to the 34 in Florida, UF alumni clubs are
found in New York, Washington, D. C., Atlanta, Savan Savannah
nah Savannah and two are in South America.
Fleming figures around 500 will attend the reception
and banquet in the Student Service Center Friday night,
and he expects between 600-700 for the barbeque on
Saturday. This year, for the first time in the five years the
spring assemblies have been held, parents of students are
being invited to the barbeque in recognition of Parents
Besides their business sessions and social events the
alums will take campus tours and watch a military review
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In ceremonies Saturday President-elect
Homer I* Hooks of Lakeland will be installed
as president of the Alumni Association. Hooks
graduated in 1943, majoring in journalism.
While business and social affairs will keep
reunion visitors occupied there will be some
time for reminiscing. Dean Peaty said a reun reunion
ion reunion seldom went bv that some grad didn't
confess to an unsolved campus prank of long
Some ot the confessors are verv prominent
people, he said. The trouble is they exagger exaggerate
ate exaggerate the stories every year. A small prank
becomes more daring and assumes greater
proportions as the years go bv.
One need not be a graduate to join the
Association. Anyone who has ever been
enrolled as a full-time student is eligible to
join. Even those who never attended the
University may become associate members if
theyre invited to join by their local alumni
Until 1955 dues were $5 a year, but that
system was scrapped and the Loyalty Fund
was inaugurated with the concept that alumni
would give more than the minimum $5 if
asked to do so/ Fleming said last year 2,500
gave $lO or more.
If you have an extra hundred dollars, Dean
Beaty will initiate you in the Century Club.
This club was started last year and to date
has 75 members who totally contributed
better than $12,000.
Fleming said the Association counted 7,500
active members on its rolls. Os these 6,400
are graduates, 700 are non-graduates, 300 are
associate members and 100 are life members.
Life membership was discontinued in 1955
except for those who had paid lifetime dues
prior to that time.
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jp to I lorida men and women. I xerx
tr third girl wears a ring ol some de
X / / seription, laxalier, fraternitx pin ..
B x f X^,at closing time Saturclax night or count
the* couples in the' Ila/a on spring
\ /yr afternoons. Suc h scenes prove l I
;v / y swings in twos.
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X X college girl date's twice as often as the*
one in high school, and onlx 10 per
cent of the \meriean college popula
3. eurity is louml in steady dating, as
designated l)\ another sur\ev. I laving
a definite date even weekend lias pri
orit\ over risking the stag line.
\ poll of ->S girls on one floor in
Broward revealed eight were lavaliered
or going steadv, four were pinned and
two engaged. One sororitv reported
40 per cent pinned and one Iraternitv
over a third of the members.
Love Is Blind
How do these campus romances
begin?" a new student questions. One
of thv' more popular wavs is the blind
Don't look dow n on these arranged
dates is one senior's advice. I hev
prov idea wav to meet someone vou ve
never met before.
"Fixing up a friend w ith the friend
of a friend can he quite successful if
the couple arranging the date consul
er personality similarities. Ihe aw k
ward situation arises on the double
or triple date when the other couples
are going steadv.
Hardlv ideal for get acquainted
conversation," one coed surmised.
Orientation week also encourages
dating. New faces, new places furnish
a common bond for the incoming class
of freshmen. Its lunnv how friend friendships
ships friendships begin in the registration line,
the bookstore, the first day of classes.
Silence Not Golden
One con pie met on a Florida l nion
bench their first Saturdav night at L I
"W e started talking at 7 o'clock," the
girl recalled, "ami at closing time were
as far as eiv il rights.
The same girl maintains shvness
has no place in launching the dating
game. \ bov has to fie forward to
meet girls here, slit* phrased it.
\ stiulv date, a col fee date these
are starters. I hen come the movies,
the parties, the big college weekends.
One married couple started out at
a football game. The wife remembers
there was a partv afterwards. "It
wasnt even a good partv," she said,
"hut it opened our romance.
I irst date for another couple con concluded
cluded concluded with a discussion on religion
at Teds. "Two dates later we were
lavaliered and at five dates, pinned,
the husband said.
Etiquette of Pinning
Ihe original meaning of pinning
is "engaged to be engaged and the
giving of a Invalid' "engaged to he
pinned. \ relativelv new invention,
the lavalier is one wav of preparing
the girl for a pin, according to John
Dovle, a lambda Chi. He said the
four or five hovs in his fraternity who
are pinned consider it the step pieced
ing engagement, and plan to replace
the pin with a ring as soon as possible.
One girl said in her sororitv the
freshmen and sophomores classified
being pinned with going steadv while
the older members attached a more
serious meaning to it.
" I o some girls pinning is a status
sv mbol," said l)ov le.
He illustrated his opinion with a
quote from one girl who had just been
pinned: "l ast week 1 was lavaliered
to an \TO, the week before to a Phi
Delt, and can vou believe it, this week
Im pinned to someone else!
He also said he knew some hovs to
lavalier three or four girls at the same
Several girls agreed that wearing a
hovs pin svmholi/es whatever the
couple decides it means to them.
"It is an individual thing, said one.
"Both the bov and the girl should
arrive .it the same meaning belore the
pin is exchanged to avoid a misunder misunderstanding
standing misunderstanding later."
Congrat idar ions
W hen a brother has pinned a girl,
it is the clutv and pleasure of the Ira
tern it v pledges to "congratulate them.
This consists of throwing the bov or
sometimes both in the (iator Pond or
Newnans lake or drenching them
with a hose on the Iraternitx lawn.
I bis action is followed at a Inter
date In a formal serenade counteract
in the rough treatment. I he serenade
in one Iraternitx, is comprised of seven
songs. Muse include txxo sxveetheart
songs, during which the girl receixes
a homjuet of roses from the Iraternitx.
The flowers are handed to the girl hx
her choice of Iraternitx members, usu
allx a good Iriend or roommate ol the
box \x ho is pinned.
"Its so impressixe and heautilul xou
want to crx. manx a coed watching
from a dorm xxindoxv has been heard
Besides the blind date, the origin
of campus romances, the pinning tra
dition, there are manx other phases ol
dating and courtship at l I the*
telephone lines tied up for hours and
hours, xarietx of dating activities, the
big weekends, the percentage ol cam
pus marriages. \ll ecjuallx important
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With The Portable Voice
Dr. Robert E. Carson, with his viola handy,
cues students on painting water colors.
By Frank Westmark
PliOl'. I.olx-lt I'. Carson communk ates
with his humanities classes \ia a 25-
pound "portable voice.
The voice, a dual-speaker portable sound
system, helps amplify Carson s limited \oice
and may be heard a quarter of a mile when
at full volume.
Carson conducts his classes like a floating
broadcaster" at a national convention, lie
walks around to the students desks, conducts
interviews with them, and lets them answer
questions into the microphone.
"The mike gives a personal touch to large
and small classes," he said. "If one of m\
students speaks in a low voice I pass him the
Instruction and Showmanship
Carson lias used the amplification svstem
in class since December. "In a wav, using
the mike has made m\ teaching more of fee
live," be said, "just the plnsieal handling of
a microphone can be an effective coinimini
cations de\ ice, as amone who has seen an
entertainer in action knows.
I ntertaining is nothing new to C arson, lie
has performed "live music and art shows lor
\\ IXT- I V in Jacksonville, and made numer
ous television tapes ol art and music demon
strations here for the educational television
In addition, he has presided as master ol
ceremonies at an untold number of events
and delivered hundreds of solo and orchestra
performances using bis viola.;
During bis college (.lavs at \mherst in the
midst ol the "roaring twenties, Carson earned
considerably more than pocket change In plav
ing a hot sa\ in dance bands of the era.
lie even* led and operated his own band for
.1 while. His interlude in professional enter entertainment
tainment entertainment was capped in several appearance's
on the vaudeville stage.
Microphone techniques are nothing new
to me, he said. "Its just the first time I find
myself using them in classroom.
"What surprises me is the attention I get
in class. Apparently students have become
radio-television oriented, or accustomed to con contentrating
tentrating contentrating on the audio v isual media. \s soon
as I pick up mv microphone thev immediatelv
look and listen.
Mike Doesnt Hamper Former
Hot Sax Man He Likes It
In addition, C arson said, lie can he heard
distinctly no matter what noises intrude from
outside the classroom. I can talk in a whisper
i! need he and the students hear. Bv utilizing
the mike I get certain effects in vocal ex expression
pression expression that are otherwise impossible, he
Useful to All Profs
According to CArson, other professors might
well consider using a similar device in their
classrooms. He said his amplifier not onlv
assures claritv of speech and gets attention,
hut it also allows him a certain freedom from
direct audience contact.
"I can turn my back to students while doing
blackboard drawings and illustrations without
losing touch with them, he stated. I dont
have to worry about facing the class to assure
communication. The microphone carries my
Carson sa\s he is amused bv the reaction
of first day" students when thev see him
setting up his equipment. Most of them ask
if they are going to hear a tape recording,
he remarked. Others just peer in suspicious
silence, waiting to see w hat is going to happen.
In a short time, however, the ice gets broken
and the students begin setting up his equip
ment for him each day.
'[ told the students at the beginning of the
semester that they could change sections if
the amplifier bothers them, he said. None
have left thus far.
Students rccogni/e that 1 have a speaking
difficulty, and the\ go out of their way to
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the class. rMffj
cooperate. There's \erv little foot shuffling,
w hispering in class or other distracting noises.
Anatomy of a Disorder
C arsons throat troubles began w ith a goiter
operation when he was 19 vears old. The
surgeon accidentally severed the laryngeal
nerve in Carson's throat, paralvzing his vocal
The mishap did no damage to Carsons
powerful voice at the time and was not dis discovered
covered discovered until 31 years later in 1954. Carsons
rigid vocal apparatus had swelled and begun
to clog his breathing passage.
I)r. Francis lejcunc, nationally prominent
Ocshner Clinic throat specialist, determined
that an operation was necessary. And once
again, the surgeons knife pierced Carsons
throat, silencing his booming voice forever.
Carsons recent operation in August was
the seventh in a. series of throat incisions
since 1954. The paralyzed remnants of his
vocal chords periodically expand, narrowing
his breathing space and forcing the frequent
operations. W ith each operation his voice has
given away a little until now lie can barely
he heard across a small room, unless he over overstrains
strains overstrains his voice.
Carson noted that a disadvantage often be becomes
comes becomes an advantage. I thought when I lost
my speaking voice that I was a 'dead duck
in teaching. It hasnt made one iota of dif difference.
ference. difference. In fact I think it has improved mv
classroom work and drawn students closer.
He further remarked that he has become
more creative since losing 1 1 is voice. Out of
necessity lie has been forced to use other tal talents
ents talents such as classroom drawing and illustra illustration
tion illustration teehnitjiies that he otherwise would not
have used as much.
In recent \ears C arson has become well wellknown
known wellknown lor bis water color pictures. 11 is work
has been exhibited throughout the state and
several ol bis paintings have appeared on na national
tional national tours. 11 is pictures arc displayed in
hundreds ot living rooms around Oaincsvillc.
In addition, C arson is a concert musician.
I ormerlv a member of the L ni\crsit\ String
Quartet, he plavs viola with the L ni\ersit\
Symphony Orchestra and with the music de department
partment department on special occasions.
"Hut a real advantage in m\ situation is
that I must save mv voice," he said. 'Thus
I am compelled to listen more and also trv
to plan better and think through what I want
to present before I sav it.
C arson also uses his amplifier system out outside
side outside the classroom, being president of the
I lorida Artists (.roup, he fills numerous
speaking engagements throughout the state
where bis "portable voice comes in handy.
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business and still waiting in the wings.
Vnd their ehanee to make the big time"
currently depends on inelusion of a 425-seat
Players Theatre in the new student union,
according to Prof. Leland Zimmerman, Play Players
ers Players adviser.
To the Players, big time' means a chance
to have their own theatre with adequate
facilities for staging all types of plays.
Feeling the pinch from non-cultural activ activities
ities activities stealing the spotlight, Zimmerman asked
President Reitz last summer to look into the
possibility of improving the Players lot on
Reitz set up a committee headed by Assist
ant Arts and Science Dean S. F. Wimberly to
investigate the problem.
The Wimberly committee outlined the
\irtues of the current Players program and
surveyed the problems now facing the theatre
The committee recommended to Dr. Reitz
that a small legitimate theatre be included in
the plans for the new student union scheduled
for completion in early F 965.
But the Players aren't the onl\ ones with
their eye on facilities in a new union. Fvery Fveryone
one Fveryone from the foreign students to the faculty,
from student government, to publications
editors want space, too.
Zimmerman sait! I lorida Union Director
Bill llion is laced with putting ten pounds of
potatoes in a live pound sack.
A major problem lacing the Players' getting
the theatre is that it would not Ik* a revenue
producing facility as would a bow li"K
or hotel room accommodations.
How much would a theatre cost? The price
tag ranges from 5300,000 to SS()(),()()(). The
difference in cost depends on the flexibility
of the theatre.
Currently in Norman Hall, the Players are
limited to traditional proscenium or picture
frame staging. The Players are anxious to
do ring theatre, pit theatre and other forms.
Zimmerman says he is fighting for the
theatre for two reasons:
1) The facilities we have now in Norman
Hall will not permit us to perform adequately
the function we are supposed to perform.
2) We are also very disturbed with the
fact that this campus has a reputation for
having very limited cultural facilities.
Original Union plans, the Wimberly Report
said, included a 1,000 seat auditorium. The
large enough to house a Kingston Frio
Pot O'Neal, Star of B 'tiSfei
mate," lie order to have the proper f joined in order to ha k
a chance meet
Also it would he like a doctor sharing his lhn cis from about every ivu-f n f Ik^ I */? "*^ l HUP
operating with a convention, hall he Ml . * said. ,W,t tbc "her- I
said. Wait said he had expanded I JlllS
I lie Plaxers dissatisfied their Ucp up with his PJavers frit ,*>r ,C I
in Norman Hall lor "hats going layers
I hex to share the with crc not too artv I eS
J<> assis *nt
1 lie Plaxers had a close scrape last spring lc saj ( l the Platers are I V^K
when Zimmerman walked into the Norman Jn P uttjn g on shows not m '/* >nmar I *K :
measured for a permanent visual aids screen. layers do have alumni i> .1
Ihe space allocation committee had forgotten 'J av ; however. Pat ONeal anr >n ac BBm
It that c : ,tc Forties, has major' d r n r U
led to the Wimherh Meport. current hit l\lht of L I l$&
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year and this. Last year it was Lou nB Bb. In
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M ft basketball revolution at the University
of Florida has occurred in the last two years
and a new era of the cage sport has arrived.
Three men, more than anyone else, are
responsible for the sweeping change.
One of them the Gators* dynamic young
coach Norman Sloan likely will be at UF
next season . and the next and the next.
* But the other two Louie Daniel Merchant
and Clifford Bruce Luyk have donned
Gator uniforms for the last time.
FIRST UF PRO?
Merchant, a product of Miami's Fdison
/ligh School, may have seen his final action
as a player. l ink may embark on a career in
the National Basketball Association that would
make him the first Florida eager ever to pla\
Both All-SI C choices have something else
in common: they are physical education
majors and plan to graduate in December at
the close of the fall semester, there, however,
the similarity ends.
l ink, a Sherrill, N. V., native, has 22 5
pounds sprawling over his imposing 6 foot-8
frame. Merchant stands a mere six feet and
weighs 170 pounds.
Merchant enjoyed most of his success in the
1960-61 campaign, averaging 17.6 points per
game for 454 points. Links glory came in the
season just completed. In the past year, I ink
emerged as the hist pivotman in the SIC.
He averaged 21.3 points a game, the fourth
best mark in the league.
M W 111 CORDS
In addition, he cracked Merchants field
goal percentage record with a 49.3 figure and
broke II \II-American Joe Hobbs record for
the number of points in a single half w ith 24
tallies against Tennessee in the final period.
His 352 rehounds were the most ever
pulled down by a Florida basketballer. He
also won the SIX' rebounding championship
and ranked among the top ten in the nation.
Twice Luyk came within striking distance
of Hobbs single game record of 41 points and
c\ Mississippi State eager Bailee Howells
Florida Gym record of 43. The first time was
in the Tennessee game when he tallied 40
points and the second was in the season
finale against Georgia when he scored 36.
Luyk seemed a sure bet to crack the record
against Tennessee when he scored his 40th
point with about five minutes to plav. But he
drew his filth personal foul with 4:08 remain remaining
ing remaining and 40 was his limit.
l guess it just w asnt meant for me to break
the record, lie philosophized.
FINEST BIG M W
Clilf l uyk, said Sloan, is the finest big
man I've ever coached. And he is just starting
to play basketball to the best of his ability. He
was finally getting the feel of it this vear.
He was more sure of himself.
Fuyk, who rates W ake Forests 1 en C hap happell
pell happell as the best individual foe lies faced and
Mississippi State as the top team, said, Im
definitely going to try to plav some kind of
pro ball. He has received feelers from
several NBA clubs including 1 the New
Best field goal percentage in Florida
Most points scored in single half 24
Most rebounds in single season 352
Second best point total for single
Second best point total for single game4o
Second best field goat total for
single game l5
Third best field goal percentage 45.3
Third best point total for single season-459
In Florida Basketball
By Benny Cason
Wrk hnicks, Chicago Packers, De troit Pistons
and St. I ouis I law ks.
Given an opportunitv to mature and devel develop,
op, develop, Clill can make it in pro hall,' Sloan
predicted. lie delinitel\ has the phvsical
attributes to plav pro hall and lie has the
What was the turning point in I uvks
Coach Sloan coming here as coach,' he
(jiiieklv answered. I owe praetieallv all the
success I vc had to Coach Sloan. Also, IVrrv
Moore, assistant coach and also a tall man)
helped me a lot this vear.
link said the Mississippi State game last
vear and the* W ;ike Forest contest this season
gave him his top basketball thrills.
GOOD L \ DIR PHI ( SSL HF
In the State came, the score was tied at
5/-57 with the linal seconds clicking avvav on
the scorehoard clock. \s tlie* contest appeared
destined to go into overtime, Merchant
wheeled a desperation pass upeourt to I uvk.
Ihe hi*; center l ired a 20-loot jump shot at
I wo seconds showed on the clock as the
hall swished through the* net to give the
Gators a 59 7 win over the SI C champion
In the Wake I orcst contest, I uvk was
matched against the massive Chappell, a
to the \Ps lirst team Ml-America.
I uvk hit 10 field goals in 15 attempts,
limited Chappell to six fielders, outseored him
24 to 21 and grabbed 10 rebounds to Chap Chappells
pells Chappells seven. Ml of this resulted in a 71-65
upset victory for the Gators.
In the 1960-61 season, Fuvk scored at a
15.1 clip and pulled down 5.28 rebounds to
rank second in the SIX behind Tulanes Jack
INJURED AS JUNIOR
I he rugged Gator center had to survive a
rough beginning in his junior vear when a
wicked elbow thrown by Wake Forests Jerry
Steele broke his nose. It happened in the first
three minutes of the opening game of the
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It was not until tlu* seventh game of the
year, against highly-rated Duke, that Luyk
was physically ready for action although
he played in the other five contests. Against
the Blue Devils, he dumped in 21 points. His
game -by game improvement as a junior
stamped him as a probable star in the 1961-62
Probably Luyks biggest disappointment
came when he failed to make the AP and
L PI first team AII-SEC. He was relegated to
the second squad in both wire service polls.
1 was disappointed, said Luyk. But it was
just one of those things.
Sloan called it an unfortunate thing. I
dont think any coach in the league would sav
he has any one man who could handle Cliff.
The general consensus around the league
was that there was nobody who could stay staywith
with staywith Cliff Luyk. r
Adolph Rupp, Kentuckys fabled basketball
coach, praised Luvk after his Wildcats had
whipped the Gators, 81-69:
That Luyk boy is just too big for us, the
Baron said. If he wasnt graduating, Id give
him a diploma up there just to get him out of
Jack Hairston, veteran sports editor of the
Jacksonville Journal, penned that Links
omission from the AP and LPI first team AII AII
- AII was the injustice of the week.
. . three of the players named to the first
team trailed Luyk in both scoring and
rebounding, wrote Hairston. Two of those
three are juniors; Luyk is a senior. Kentucky
Coach Adolp Rupp said Luyk was the best
center weve played this season. The 6-foot-S
Gator decisively won individual meetings with
Lcn Chappell of Wake Forest and Cotton
Nash of Kentucky, AP All-America first team
and second team choices, respectively. Luyk
wasnt consistent enough to deserve All-Amer All-America
ica All-America honors, but its laughable to rate five SEC
players ahead of him. Luyk was given All-
American honorable mention.
What docs Luyk think of Gator prospects
for next season?
I think theyll have a real good year, he
said. Theyll almost definitely have the two
best guards in the league, even though theyll
be sophomores, in (1om) Baxley and
(Brooks) Henderson. I wouldnt be surprised
if they do a lot better than w f e did this year.
Modestly, he didnt tell how much the
Gators are going to miss big Cliff Luyk.
Equally missed w ill be Captain Lou Merchant.
For Starting New Era in Gator Basketball
Ml lICIJAM WORKED II Mil)
t his past season, Merchant just coukln t
seem to regain his old form and his point
produetion trailed oil to 240. His scoring
average dipped to 10.9 and his field goal
percentage tell below 40 per cent.
What the difference was, 1 dont know
and Louie doesn't know, said Sloan. Rut Ill
"In the lace of having a poorer final
season than he had as a junior, Louie never
once lost his enthusiasm or got sour-faced. He
just stayed in there and worked hard. I think
he made a fine captain.
Merchant, who rates Dukes \it Hevman
as the toughest individual foe he's faced and
Mississippi State as the best team, was far
from satisfied with the season* that just
"This \ears team had a lot ol potential.
We didnt have the record (12 11 that we
should have had, he said.
PLANS TO COACH
Merchant, who savs lie probablv will coach
and teach on the high school level, has
endeared himself to someone in addition to
many Gator fans.
1 ouie has a spot in mv heart that nohodv
will ever replace, because of what he carried
us through last year, Sloan related.
Sloan plans to use films of Merchants
jump shot in the future. Hes one of the best
shooters Ive ever coached, Sloan said. He
has almost the perfect fundamental approach
to the jump shot.
Merchant left l I after his sophomore
campaign to enter the service. He arrived hack
on the scene in 1960, the same time Sloan
left Hie Citadel for Gainesville.
With Sloans guidance and Merchants
spark, the Gators rose from the depths of the
Southeastern Conference and a 2-12 league
record to a fourth-place finish and a 9 5 league
Hie Gators wound up with a 15 11 overall
record, a marked improvement over the pre previous
vious previous seasons 6-16 figure.
Merchant broke All-American Joe Ilohhs
field goal percentage mark w ith a 45.4 figure.
Hobbs had set the old record in 1958 In
connecting on 44 4 per cent of his shots.
AI L-SEC HONOR
1 lie bespectacled Miamians 17.6 scoring
average was the fifth best in the SEC. He
was chosen unanimously by the 12 SEC
coaches to the leagues Ml Star team and made
the Lnited Press International All-SI C lirst
team. The Associated Press named him to its
MI-SEC second team.
Merchants 459 points placed him second
only to Hobbs 502 total in 1958 on the all alltime
time alltime Gator scoring list for a single season.
I uyk split that this year with 490 points.
Merchant's studious, frail appearance belies
the fierce and game competitor that he is.
One has only to recall last seasons Auburn
game when Merchant suffered a broken jaw
while making a layup. The basket was his
22nd point and there were 16 minutes lilt in
Florida went on to defeat the Tigers but
Gators fans were wondering how the l I
would fare against Georgia in two weeks .
without Merchant. They newer found out,
because lou put on a bulky face mask ami
tallied 19 points to lead the Gators to a 90 68
And the mask didnt stop him from scoring
20 points against Kentucky and 19 against
Tennessee in the next two games.
Many basketball stars may come and go in
the years ahead. But Gator fans wont soon
forget the little man from .Miami anti big man
from Sherrill, V Y., who put the hoopla in
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AX Agriculture I air Queen, Otto the engi engineers
neers engineers robot, an ROTC cadet this week
serve a common purpose: celebration of the
All three are present on the L I campus
in direct consequence of the Morrill \ct,
which reaches its 100th birthday this year.
The Act established the land grant college
svstem which now includes 68 schools at
least one in every state.
Sponsored In Justin S. Morrill of Vermont,
whose formal education ended when he was
15, the bill provided that each state he granted
80,000 acres of federal lands for each of its
Proceeds from the land sales were to he
invested and income used for the endowment,
support, and maintenance of at least one col college
lege college where the leading object shall he, with without
out without excluding other scientific and classical
studies, and including military tactics, to teach
such branches of learning as are related to
agriculture and mechanic arts in order to
promote the liberal and practical education
of the industrial classes in the several pursuits
and professions of life.'
The 90,000 acres granted under the act
to Florida nearly a century ago were sold to
purchase dividend-paying bonds, which still
contribute to the Universitys support.
Military tactics, agriculture, and mechanic
arts in 1862 in 1962 ROTCs Military
Ball, the Agriculture Fair, the Fnginecring
All three activities are keyed to the Land-
Grant Centennial. Tomorrow ends Centennial
week on the UF campus; the whole school
year 1961-62 was proclaimed Centennial Year
by Gov. Farris Bryant.
The Florida celebration is part of a nation nationwide
wide nationwide land-grant centennial.
Today nearly 30 land-grant colleges arc
located in the South, but when Congressman
Morrills act was first passed in 1859, South Southerners
erners Southerners were opposed. Pres. James Buchanan
vetoed the measure partly because it infringed
upon Stales rights.
The re-passage of the act in 1862 was due
in part to the absence of southerners in
Congress, in part to the acts provision for
Century-Old Vision Fulfilled at Florida
Northern troops were in trouble w ith South Southern
ern Southern rebel armies in 1862 and the land-grant
aet was supported by manv partly because it
would guarantee new soldiers.
HOTC on the L I campus todav is a result
of the land-grant aet, which still requires
recipient colleges to carry on military training.
Our presence here is a direct consequence
ol the land grant college theory, said (apt.
John M. Browder of \rmy ROTC.
lie said militan instruction in land-grant
schools was haphazard until the passage of the
National Defense \ct ol 1920, setting up
ROTC: Direct Result
" I be program hasn't changed much from
1920 up to the present date, he said, RO IC
strong in land-grant institutions, is vital for
producing trained officers.
I and-grant colleges and universities furnish
nearly half the nations officers. Nearly 4,000
Florida men have been commissioned through
thousands of students have been trained
through the Colleges of Agriculture and
Engineering, which fulfill the agriculture
and mechanic arts educational vision of the
Act s supporters.
The present interest in science and tech technology,
nology, technology, parallels that which occurred a century
ago when the land-grant college act was
passed, said Dean Joseph Weil of the College
During most of this century the emphasis
has been on agriculture, he explained. I he
awakening anil recognition of the true indus industrial
trial industrial might of America emphasizes the forc forcsight
sight forcsight of the original pioneers of this movement,
a century ago, when they provided for
'agricultural and mechanical colleges.
Weil said the present emphasis on technol technology
ogy technology is producing a trend in land grant
institutions for expansion of industrial educa education.
tion. education. He cited the activities of the Li s
Engineering Industrial Experiment Station,
which carries on statewide training and
research programs in a manner similar to that
4 the Agricultural Experiment Station.
Dean M. A. Brookcr of the College of
\griculturc agreed concerning the crucial
importance of the Morrill Act to L F.
How would the College of Agriculture
have developed without land-grant? he asked.
I dont know if it would have developed at
He cited a recent speech on The Signif Significance
icance Significance to \griculture of the I and Crant
College Svstem, made bv Millard 1 ifield,
L i t F mm*.
I I Provost lor \gricuhure.
W hile agriculture is still our largest and
most vital industry, one farmer todav produces
enough for himself and 25 others, so= that
these others can be free to do other things
and still eat fairly regularly. Farming is no
longer our typical wav of life, Fifield pointed
Main \mcrican things are responsible for
ibis progress, but one can well wonder what it
would be like if we had not had the contribu contributions
tions contributions to our economy of the land-grant
\mong the direct contributions of land landgrant
grant landgrant colleges to agriculture are organized
scientific reference material, participation in
\gricultural Experiment Service, and agricul agricultural
tural agricultural research.
Militan training and instruction in agricul agriculture
ture agriculture and mechanics are far from being the
sole contributions of the land-grant svstem.
The Act was a major forward step in
providing education for the many, not just
the privileged few possessing wealth, position,
or social status.
It made possible colleges offering practical
education and training for various types of
life work. It ended the unquestioned domi dominance
nance dominance of pure classical" education.
Culture and Coeds
Education for the many under land-grant
meant education for all who could meet
college demands and benefit from instruction
including women. Coeducation was a
feature of many original land-grant colleges;
many more later opened their doors to girls.
Even the knowledge hungr\ student unable
to attend college was given an opportunity to
learn through the land grant system. Today
extension divisions, short courses, and exper
iment stations are administered regularly bv
Classical training in liberal arts was not
omitted in admitting the value of practical
learning. Land-grant colleges claim as alumni
21 of 35Uiving American \obcl prize winners
who attended L .S. colleges. These institutions
award more than a fifth of the nations
bachelors degrees, although the\ comprise on I \
four per cent of the countrys colleges.
On the rolls of The American Association
of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities are
such prominent institutions as the Massachu Massachusetts
setts Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rutgers
University, Cornell University, Purdue Uni University,
versity, University, and the University of California.
The century since The Morrill Act was
passed has been one of phenomenal American
progress in many fields. Thousands of students
crowd college campuses, and still the nation
demands more well-educated men and women
to lead America to greater achievement.
The land-grant college system faces its
o n J
greatest challenge as it attempts to meet that
It must provide mass education, manpower,
and modern research and that which Justin
Morrill in 1858 promised Congress, Some Something
thing Something for every man who loves intelligence
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jt Feminine fashion fads contin- \ Vi
/ y ually come and go. The American S \|, il
f / male has humbly stood back and V. '(!
I; ; / watched the objects of his at- }i jf JJ I
\,\ jj sections try everything from : l :, f ) f i
\\ J( peroxide to sack dresses. If the Z/'i!
\ Alii American female ever has had If/!;/: //
v\\t! *be "big head" about her status 4 v
\hMv n e f fashion, shes got ,! ; ~- fj/
it now. This is an account by one j/, //
bystanding male who parts two rmj/ZZ /i:~-7~-~
coeds tresses to see what is rM4t Z Z 7\ Z
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ST I P TWO: Cuviers removed, the hair is brushed
out. Sou the teasing" begins! A few strands of
hair are taken at a time ami this is backcombed
tous.rd t/.n scalp to produce a tangled, matted base.
1 HR I V minutes late again!
hat could a girl possibly be doing that
take her an hour and a ball to get
dressed for a date?
\\ ben she comes down the stairs, the an
suer is obvious. Her Hair! Its at least two feet
high if it's an inch.
W hich is appropriate, a compliment or a
condolence? I \ identic shes just had the shock
of her lile.
How do vou like mv hair?
\ow what do vou sav at a time like this?
Ibis afternoon she was a normal pony-tailed
L I coed. Tonight shes a Vogue Medussa!
"I teased it.
She teased it! Now bow the beck do vou
To get the answer, I went to two authorities
on the subject. I iiula Merhill and I ueienne
Pircnian, two I loricla coeds, are professed
teasers from wax back.
Stcfr Cy Stefi
I incla, a ILL from Orlando, gave me a
simplified, step b\ step version of the teasing
I irst of all, the hair is rolled on large
curlers toilet tissue 1 centers and snuff cans
are just as serviceable).
W hen the hair is dry, it is brushed out
and taken a few strands at a time it
is backcombed toward the scalp. Ibis estab establishes
lishes establishes a matted, tangled, cobwebby- looking
mess over which the top Javcr of the hair is
I he final touch is a thick coating of hair
sprav to hold even strand in place.
1 have a legitimate reason for teasing mv
hair, confessed I incla. Mv hair is hard to
curl and I can't stand those nightlv pin-ups.
I just brush it out before going to bed
and before class the next morning, I tease
it all over again. Ibis gives it bodv and puf puffiness
finess puffiness and an appearance of being much
thicker than it reallv is.
I ueienne, perhaps less practical but a little
more Irank, teases her hair for fashion fad
purposes. l ake a look at Jackie Kenneth. She
sets a lot ol fashion trends. Remember what
Mamie Risen bowers bangs brought about? I
guess people 1 just normally like to copv our
I irst I aclv, even though 1 can t remember
anv tiling fashionable started In bess Truman
or I Icanor Roosvclt.
but according to Olal a (bunesv ille hair
stv list, the boullant look didn't originate in
the L nitecl States, much less with Jackie
Miehaelangelo, a prominent \merieaii
beautician, got the 1 teasing bug while tour touring
ing touring I mope several vears ago, said Ol d. He
came back home and tried to convince the
\meriean woman this was going to be the
but nobodv believed him. The teased tas tassle
sle tassle was too extreme even for the gullible
American female. Yes, she would wear those
chic sack dresses, but a two loot high bead
was out of the ijuestion.
Manx leading hair stv lists also disagreed
with Miehaelangelo. Mr. Icon, personal hair
stvlist for Mrs. Hcnrv lord, lost considerable
prestige for rejecting the 1 radical I uropean
but toclav, it's here, and according to Olal,
It s here to stay.'
He added, Ibis teclinicjue for building up
the hair is not a new tiling. It s been going
on for centuries, but just never to tlu 1 ex
tremes it lias gone todav.
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Mrs. I ottie Tennant, Delta Sigma Phi fra
ternitv liousemotber, excel one topheavv
beautv at a partv and remarked, 11 that voting
ladv knew bow old fashioned a teased hairdo
is. I doubt if she would feel verv stvlisb. I
remember when I was a child mv mother did
the same tiling to her hair, but then it was
W In is the 1 big" hairdo such a success?
Olal savs, It s the 1 most versatile and adapt
able stv Ic* ever dew eloped.
I iiula savs, It keeps me Irom having to
roll mv hair so much.
I think it looks so sharp, savs I ueienne.
I low do I I cel about it ?
Teased and tempting, the tousled twosome tome
down to greet their dates. All teasing aside, this
teasing hit is quite the trick. How about it fellows?
Where the Twain Meet
Gainesville is hall wav round the world
for most Asians.
The distance is not only great as far as
mileage goes, it is greater still between the
ways of life in the United States and Asia.
The food is strange, the language is
different, the customs are confusing for the
more than one hundred Asians in this town.
American social customs are so different,
remarked Tricita Z. Hidalgo of Manila,
Philippines. The boys and girls have such a
lot of freedom that at first I used to feel
embarrassed when I saw them even holding
hands in public.
But you get used to necking couples,
especially in a university town full of young
people, commented T. L. Yuan of Formosa.
Yuan has been in this country for ten years.
Tricita came five months ago to do graduate
work in botany.
Yuan came to study for a Ph.l). in agricul agriculture
ture agriculture at the Ohio State University. After
receiving the degree he accepted a teaching
job at the University of Florida and decided to
In Gainesville, he met Suzanna who had
been his neighbor in Formosa. They had
grown up together, their families approved,
and thev got married three years ago.
Keeping house here is such a problem,
Suzanna said. Mother of tw r o sons, she is
studying for a masters degree in medical
Even with the help of a baby-sitter, I find
it difficult to do all the housework and study studying
ing studying regularly. We cannot afford a nursemaid
or a cook and I have to do everything myself,
She can stay home and look after the babv
instead of grumbling about extra work,
By M< ena Pandit
Meerut Pandit, author of
this story, is a journalism
graduate student fro m
India. She entered IT
February of last year.
... I ll.l Mi.tiMi
Hong Kong s Vera Tong prefers the independ independence
ence independence of her own rented room to living in a dorm.
teased her husband, but she has become
independent and wants to study.
Mrs. Kamala Choudhury, on the other hand,
thinks housekeeping here is a delight.
Her camera-shy husband, Sachin, is a post postdoctoral
doctoral postdoctoral Fullbright research scholar and
works at the Medical Center. He taught in a
New Delhi college before coming here.
My wife loves all the gadgets that make
household work easy here, he said.
GOODIES IN PACKS
Busy preparing dinner, Kamala said, Oh,
yes! I love to do housework in this country.
Most of the things come in packages or cans
and all you have to do w hile cooking is to add
Vera Tong of Ifhng Kong has other feelings
There arc no servants to wash the dishes
after you have cooked, and as far as washing
is concerned there arc vet no ironing
machines, she said.
Vera lives in a rented room, finding it more
convenient than living in the dorms. 1 have
more independence here," she said.
Taeko Kunagai of Tokyo, Japan, however,
prefers dorm life to living off-campus.
There is no dearth of friends in the dorms
and 1 like to be among people, she said.
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It you can speak to the American girls
and they understand you, half your battle is
won. They become your friends if they under understand
stand understand what you are trying to sav.
And this is not always easy. Taeko went
every dav to the gym at the Keio University
in Tokyo to practice speaking English with the
American physical education instructor just
before coming here.
But when I came here no one could
understand me and I could not understand
anyone. Oh, it was frustrating to realize that
I was not as fluent as I thought myself to be
Kamala Choudhur.y could not speak English
at all when she came. Her husband helped
her and she joined a conversational English
class and now gets along fine.
The Yuans and Vera did not face much
of a language problem as they were more
familiar with the language.
Tricita had no problem at all in commun communicating.
icating. communicating. She had done all her studying at the
University of Philippines in English.
But with all my fluency in English, I still
do not have sufficient vocabulary to tell my
American friends recipes of Philippine dishes,
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And speaking of food, she added, I love
food here, though I do look forward to my
occasional meals with Philippine families.
The Choudhurys prefer their own cooking
and do not much care for American food. The
Yuans like the food here but would rather
eat their own type of cooking.
Taeko and Vera agreed that at first the
food did not seem very tasty, hut after a
while they began liking it.
In fact, when I went home during my
summer vacation, I was hungry for a good
American steak, Vera remarked.
GOING HOME FAVORITE TOPIC
Going back home is a favorite subject with
everyone. Taeko wants to become a physical
education instructress in Tokyo when she
We would love to see our parents who have
not seen our children, said the Yuans.
The Choudhurys are anxious to get back.
If my husband gets an offer of a job next
year, we will go back, Kamala said, othcr othcr\\
\\ othcr\\ ise, we will stay for two more years.
Washing clothes also is such a pleasure,
she added. 1 do hope some day we will have
laundromats with self-service washing ma-
Oxford Pullover Ail h
The soft, open texture 'Vj k
of long-wearing oxford
enhanced by short easy w" f
styling. Our distinctive I s
shirt is fashioned of \
chines in India. Besides, imagine the luxurv
of dryers! No clothes lines hanging all around
the house on a rainy day. If we had these
machines, we would not have to rely on our
unpredictable dhobics (washermen).
Tricita is in no great hurry to go back.
W hen she gets her masters degree she might
consider studying for a Ph.D./She has alwavs
wanted to be a teacher in Philippines and vv ill,
if I am lucky enough, she says, teach at the
University of Philippines.
Vera, who will become a pharmacist in
Hong Kong, is looking forward to the d.iv
when she can be back home with her family
I miss my family verv much, especially
my little sister, she said, "but it is going to
take me two more vears to get a bachelor s
Homesickness is a common disease and the
severity of it diminishes with time. Asians
find friends here and create homes for them themselves.
selves. themselves. They accept this different way of life
as a temporary phase and feel at home in this
For Taeko, Vera, the Choudhurys, the
Yuans, and Tricita, among many others
this is a home awav from home.
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Suzanna Yuan of Formosa, holding son Daniel,
is working on her master s degree in medical
technology. She manages to do all her own
housework while keeping up with her studies.
While Mom s away at school, Daniel stays home
with a baby sitter.
This is the shirt that became so
famous it acquired a nickname.
Or, rather, a nicknumber.
We understand that intelligent
villager collectors, to save
time and avoid confusion, simply
walk in and ask for $ 583,
in whichever of its many colors
they dont already have. Very
wise. Oxford cloth, with roll
sleeves, pan collar.
Sizes 8 to 16.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
TO THE COACHES AND MEN
OF ALL THE FIGHTING
GATOR TEAMS WE AT
"In our opinion
in the land .
"HOME OF THE
3 MEAT TREAT"
318 W. University Ave.
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Gator Gras Goes...
Continued from page 3
game, .m art show. Senator Hubert limn
phrex, Sigma Chi Dcrbv and Parade, the I SL
Fixing Circus, International Week, the Gator
(ras Queen and court, anil Filcen Ferrell
of the Metropolitan Opera.
\gain in 1960 Sites took the helm lor Gator
(r;is anil student letulers heard lamed storx
teller and comedian \\ ill Bogcrs, |r. tit ;i
haiKpiet in their honor. \ Gator C.rtis Car
nix a! and Talent Show were also a part ol
the 1960 festivities.
In 1961, Chairman Nelson DeCamp, an
other Pike, shortened Gator (iras to a week
1 his xear Gator Gras does offer something
besides fun, relaxation, and festivitv. Pitch
said, alluding to Parents Day.
\lmost 5,000 letters were mailed to par
cuts ursine them to attend Parents Dav, which
lias Ijccn set up to educate the parents in the
problems, needs, activities, and traditions of
their sons and daughters here at the Lnixcr Lnixcrsitv,
sitv, Lnixcrsitv, said Pitch.
Parents Dav will begin with registration
and a coffee at the 1 loriila L nion, at w hich
time l)r. Ham Philpott, LI vice-president,
Will meet and talk to the parents, following
this orientation the parents will tour the
campus with alumni, attend the Alumni Par
hectic, the Orange and Blue football Game,
and Iraternitv-sororitv-dorm open houses late
Major changes this vear moved the Gator
(has Carnival irom Graham Field to the
grounds in limit of the- l niversitv ~rium.
Barker I'omim Iratta beckoned students to
22 contests booths around the area lor "garter
throwing, gambling, egg throwing, (|iii/
panics, and baseball throws, sponsored In
(.reek and independent organizations. Rubber
spiders, water guns, magic disappearing -coin
slots, and Japanese parasols were given to
winners, Gainesville merchants contributed
valuable gift certificates, bowling, golf, and
theatre passes as prizes.
lo eliminate the circus atmosphere, l a
lent Show was held in the l niversitv \udi
torium insted of in its usual tent. I oik dancers,
comedians, rock n roll groups, and pianists
all vied for the grand prize of a trip lor two
to Nassau in the Bahamas. Not rivaling Gator
Growl proportions, the Gator Gras Talent
Show sparkled for the students, whereas
Growl entertainment is keved mainb for
alumni and parents.
Gator Gras 1962 will end this tear with
the Agriculture and Inginccring I airs, l\n
cuts' and Mumni Day and Military Ball, and
Lyceum Council's presentation, lose Greco
Gator (.ras started slowb in 1959. This is
its lourth \ear and I feel that this time will
either make it or break it, ( hairman Bitch
What is the future of this festival of the
spring? Will Gator Gras still be alive in '65
or no more In '64?
by Sara Todd
Girls, arc you prepared to crack a mans
Can you catch bugs or build a feed trough?
Are you willing to trade frills for overalls?
Jump these hurdles and youre over the
hump. Youre on your way to a career in
Thelma Barker, 20-year-old junior in the
College of Agriculture, is one of a handful of
girls seeking a UF degree in this field. Veter Veterinary
inary Veterinary medicine is her ultimate goal and has
been as long as she can remember.
LOVE FOR ANIMALS
Eve always loved animals, she said. I
used to feel lonely and shy around people.
When we moved to Florida, we got a dog
named Blackie. She was a gentle dog with soft
features and a personality. Most people dont
believe animals have personalities. As a veter veterinarian,
inarian, veterinarian, 1 want to research and prove that
When 1 was little, we visited my uncles
farm, she continued. 1 wanted a calf for mv
very own. lie told me I could have one if I
could catch it. Three hours later and covered
from head to toe with stuff" I had accum accumulated
ulated accumulated in the barn, I had to give up chasing
the calf but I didnt give up wanting it.
Thelma got her calf, a Black Angus, in her
freshman vcar at UF when she joined the
Block and Bridle Club for ag majors.
VET AS TEACHER
As a senior in high school, Thelma worked
weekends for a veterinarian in Plant City.
Thats when I found out how r appreciative
animals are lots of times much more than
people, she said.
She recalled that the doctor s male assistant
complained that girls had no place in a vets
He tried to discourage me bv making me
: clean kennels mv first day at work," she
remembered. It was bad but I got used to it.
The bovs in animal science at UF arent
cjuite so opposed to girls in their classes.
We sorta enjoy having them, all four of
them, two of Thelmas friends admitted. Just
j as long as the teachers remain unprejudiced,
| girls are 0.k."
COURSES THROW GALS
Primarily thought of as a mans major,
animal husbandry includes some courses that
temporarily throw the girls until thev
. become adjusted to them.
For example, Thelma, last semester had a
farm shop w hich required w earing overalls and
handling a saw which she had never done
before. The saw was for making rafters. In
one lab they soldered metal and the next week
We got to wear the cutest little helmet for
welding, Thelma exclaimed.
But her enthusiasm waned a bit when she
related a conversation with one of the boys:
Gene told me I looked most unfeminine mix mixing
ing mixing concrete.
Donning overalls for farm shop embarrassed
her at first, she recalled, but that too she got
BATTLE OF THE BUGS
Another course calling for adjustment is
I cant stand to touch bugs, Thelma
shuddered, but 75 were required for the
She said recruiting the neighborhood chil children
dren children to find them for her worked fine at first,
but this system slipped up when the doorbell
rang 15 times a day and a small voice piped
up: Thelma, heres a bug.
She appreciated her landladys help in bug bugcollecting
collecting bugcollecting but said they were wrapped so tight tightly
ly tightly and neatly they often arrived crushed.
HURDLES WORTH IT
These are some of the hurdles a girl must
surpass to get a degree in animal science. But
once a graduate, the opportunities are many
and varied, according to Dr. T. J. Cunha,
head of the department at the University.
Outlets for girls include agricultural maga magazines,
zines, magazines, office management, veterinary medicine
and dude ranch employment. Becoming more
popular with girls is managing pleasure riding
establishments, said Cunha.
We encourage our girls to add courses in
journalism and typing and shorthand," he
He explained that these contribute to a
girls qualifications as an agricultural yvriter
or executive secretary for an agricultural firm.
Cunha said many girls take courses in
animal science and other agricultural depart departments
ments departments to guide them in assisting their families
or husbands in farming.
FEW GIRL GRADS
The number of girl graduates is small, he
said. University records shoyv that betyveen
1950 and 1958 eight degrees went to girls
from the 282 degrees granted to graduates in
Os the girls enrolled in the department at
this time, one yvants to yvork in Latin America
following graduation; another yvants to be a
buyer for a supermarket; and tyvo are in pre prevctcrinary
vctcrinary prevctcrinary medicine.
Graduating irom the University next year,
Thelma hopes to take her three additional
y ears of veterinary medicine in Colorado.
She agreed the hurdles yvere high and the
teasing plentiful as one of a handful of girls
in animal husbandry, but in spite of having
to trade frills for overalls, mix concrete and
chase bugs, she said she yvould have no other
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