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Vol. VI University of Florida, Gainesville, Wednesday, December 12, 1917 No. 12

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Y.l\I" C. A. HEARS : CAPITALISTS 112 BOYS OF CORN
STUDENT BODY SAYSHI FRESHMEN WIN FLAG INTR1JSTI jG TALK STUDENT



AND PREP SCHOOL BUT LOSE TUG-O-WAR The meeting opened Sunday afternoon OPEN MOVIE SHOW AND PIG CLUBS AT-

with the usual hymns and prayer.

LETTERS MUST DEPART Bill Stone then introduced the speaker TEND SHORT COURSE

Weight of Rats' Triangle Proves Mr. J, M. Johnson. Mr. Johnson Bailey and Smith Provide a Long

Too Much For Sophs Fresh was formerly secretary of the Y. Needed Entertainment for

Meeting Thursday Night in men Pulled Over the Line Af M.[ C. A. at Lake Charles, La., and also Gainesville Negroes. Were Tendered Banquet in University -

Chapel Many Spirited ter More Than 25 Minutes of missionary to Arizona.Mr. Commons by the Four

: Johnson said that he had
Speeches-Freshmen Favor Hard Work. ceas- Many and varied ways of earning Local Banks. Expressed Satisfaction
ed to look in the great throngs for
money are employed by college stu-
This Action.
of
and Appreciation
The crowds
the most good great are
ents;;-from, coaching to waiting on
The flag rush and tug-o-war be- not so apt to be permanently im- Work Done, and Courtesies
table, but it remained for George
Thursday night at a meeting of the tween the Freshmen and the Sophomores pressed. Quiet gatherings gave greater Bailey, Senior A. B., and Dan P. Shown Them.Of .

entire, student body, the main issue Saturday afternoon was an results, according to Mr. Johnson's Smith, to originate the plan of becoming -
even break the Freshmen winning the The theme of his talk
was what action should be taken in ; experience. moving picture magnates. E
Flag-rush and Soph taking the tug- "Life is of the 2,000 boys enrolled in the
regard to the wearing of prep and was only a day Opportunity. These two young men becoming

high school letters on the campus. o-war. ." He emphasized the importance I greatly impressed with the lack of entertainment com and pig clubs of the State, one

Three speakers: Wilkinson, Stone Saturday, on the campus, was a day of getting hold of the circumstancesin for negroes in this city, hundred and twelve members, prize-

and Mahon talked in behalf of the old of excitement and more "pep" was displayed the scriptures. He pictured the opportunity began seeking a means of remedying winners, representing 34 counties, attended -

men, and in favor of the doing away than on any other day of its lost by Jerusalem when itdid this sad condition-and incidentallyfor the Boys' Short Course in Agriculture -
with and letters kind. The "rats" tho predominatingin not accept Jesus.
high school on
prep providing a little extra spending
the campus. Each in his own particular number had to hustle to keep up To make a success, according to Mr. money for the Christmas holidays. To at the University of Florida

style made clear that Florida "F" with the Sophs, who were especially Johnson, one has to take advantage of this end they forme4 a partnershipand this week. The attendance was a

was given by the school to certain men active. each little opportunity as it I!: present- purchased a moving picture machine half larger than that of last year.

as a token of the regard these men The "rats" were a little hasty in I ed. If Watt hadn't made use of his which they installed in a rented The boys, who were the guests of the

were held in by the rest of the school.In clearing[ the Mess Hall due to the beltsof opportunities previous to his inventionof hall conveniently situated for the pur- University and the people of Gainesville -

most it shown the Sophomores. Soon after, at the steam the were well entertained.
cases, was these let- engine, steaming pose. Next they employed two dusky

ters were gained only after gruelling, the gymnasium the Juniors administered kettle would never have suggested anything helpers to assist in the management, Every day was given to instructionin

contests on the gridiron, or the endur- the identification marks on the to him. Likewise with Isaac and finally opened the doors to the Agriculture and discussions of its

tests the track rats with soot and red paint. Newton.and the others. It is The work be- !
ance on the diamond only by colored population of the city. many problems. day's

and the cross country runs, by the The thirty-eight Sophomores clustered adding each opportunity that one Deprived so long of the entertain- gan at 8 o'clock every morning and

fortunate owner' of an "F." ; in circles around the greasy amounts to anything. He used the ment so popular among their white closed at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,

It was made clear that the wearingof tree, with its flag, their treasure, 'so simile of a diamond weighing Dne neighbors, and hungry for a glimpse of giving time before supper for an hour

a letter not gained'by equally hard coveted by the "rats." Those thirty- arat being worth $100-$125 and one the wonderful "movin' pitchurs," the of recreation on the athletic field un-

work, in as equally good a school was eight Sophs stood, as at the execu- nine carats being worth $12000. The darkies flocked in excited hordes to der the direction of Coach Buser. A

really an infringement upon the tioner's block, grimly and silently, open door of opportunity ours if we the Bailey Smit "theatre." They did supper given to the boys, Friday evening -.

rights of the owner of an "F" and arms-Io ked awaiting their doom. only take advantage of it. The best the; same the hen night, and, as in the Commons by the four local

for his protection the student body The Freshmen broke out on the educated men in the State may come Bailey says, the crowd grows larger banks ended the short course pro-

field with a shout, yelling as ninety-i to us and if close and with I awarded and
i should prevent such infringement. Es- we our eyes stop every show. gram. State prizes were

pecially to be abhorred by the student nine throats can. The "rats" moved our ears, of what value is their knowledge all the boys received a diploma or certificate -

body were letters of the time color around until they were facing the to us? be wonderful what God does for us if of honor and merit.

and shape of the "F." In such cases flag. Then forming a triangle with One chord of music may be beautiful we so strive. The boys were outspoken in their

the of the lesser letter the Loomis at the attacking vertex, they but it is only by the addition of
owner gets And there is punishment for us if satisfaction. "The trip to the Uni-

same credit and glory as does the slowly worked, their triangle against others that the greatest music is com- we fail to use the one talent. Our opportunities versity and this course is worth the
the
genuine letter man. circles of the Sophs. posed. One color may be beautiful will be taken away if we year's work without the profit I made

- In defense of the wearing of high A few seconds ,after the triangle but soon becomes :monotonous unless fail to use them. There is surely a from my corn," said one young visitor,

school and prep letters by Freshmen, had both inscribed and circumscribed others are added to it to make the punishment for lost ?opportunities. and he voiced the sentiments of sever-

Loomis contested that he was in accord the circle, Miami "Gunn" attemptedto great masterpieces of art. God does :Mr. Johnson said that hell may not be al lads near him. "Yes," added another,

with the movement and he was get above the crowd, but the Sophs not give us one opportunity, but many.If the place that it is supposed to be, but "It makes a feller feel like he is somebody -

sure that other Freshmen were of the were within reach and they pulled him they are grasped by us one by one he didn't know, as he had never been to come here and find all of the I
down.[ Then Axelson the 6 ft. 4 in.
same spirit, and it was due to ignorance we become multiplied men. We be- there and wasn't going. But he is professors interested in him.

and not a desire to antagonizethe JcKeawan" Thomas, Leifeste from and the come of value to the world as we use sure that hell is a separation from God Some of the boys expressed a de-
"rat struggled upward
older student body that the letter our opportunities.The and those who have lived right. sire to return as students_ result to j
maddened crowd and hovering over
wearing had been committed.At Indians of New Mexico thinkit The need of our Government at be t expected when, a live boy, with
them for a minute or so, giving time
this stage in the meeting the resolution wonderful when they can get a little present is not only that we support the enough ambition to complete a year's i
for the "rats" to move the Sophs he
which follows at the end of loosed corn to grow with their crude agricultural flag but that we be true to manhoodand work as a club member under the j

this article, was passed.No suddenly himself and sprang ; methods. In the Texas Panhandle the principles of right and standas guidance of the county agent beginsto
upward, winning the flag-rush for the
physical pressure will be used to two men were plowing sixty examples. realize he has made only a begin-

effect its enforcement, but that all : freshmen. The Freshmen were very acres of land a day with a tractor and After a, hymn Mr. Manning asked ning in agriculture. "Boys like these
systematic in their attack, but their
powerful deciding factor in politicsand gang ploy. All the Navajos combined for about twenty men to meet the are,the greatest undeveloped asset of
number was their greatest asset, with-
law today will be brought to bear, could not cultivate this amount of land trains; and escort the corn club boys, the State today," declared one of the i
out which there would have been much
to-wit: public policy or public opinion. in a day with their methods. It is be- He got them. several county agents who had come to
doubt as to the results.
For the past several years it has The tug-o-war was the next event. I cause the white man has grasped the Prof. Buchholz, whom all were gladto help take care of the boys. "Many of

been the custom to pass and enforce of opportunities as they have come and see present, made a :few remarks as them have raised more corn on an
consisted
this same sort of a resolution, this and The Freshman team Hartmanand ; added them. God intends for us to to the attendance and then gave an appreciation acre of ground than their fathers i
Fernald
other customs that are in vogue from Connell, Lightsey, take one step at a time. We have to of :Mr. Johnson's talk. He raised on five acres, and many of these
Wurthrich. The Soph team was I
year to year are gradually becoming live to win heaven. God has promiseda said that the truths were to the point boys have pure-bred pigs the fathers of
'
composed of five of their men; Young'Heine" ,
college tradition, and as such should hundred-fold reward if we make use and that our lives-would be made richer the club members would be glad to I

have the hearty support of each student Ball. of our opportunities. Mr. Johnsonwas deeper and broader if we would own. These boys of today are to beth
The "rats" got a start on the Sophs
in the University. The degree the giving out circulars and askingmen put them into practice.As State's successful farmers of to-
at the beginning and they pulled
of importance to which college tradition to come to a religious meeting. to the attendance, Prof. Buch- morrow. They are young and ambi-
but
Sophs at least three feet over,
runs can only be imagined and their One man that he persuaded to come in holz, wants us to each be a committee tious and their successes thus far are

not expressed, for it is one of those then the Sophs held to braces holding was ragged and cold, and he had no of one to bring more men. If we aU serving to stimulate these Corn and
and stuck there twenty minutes, -
intangible things like college spirit, shoes worth speaking of and no placeto put our shoulders to the wheel and Pig Club Boys to greater effort. The
the "rats" to what they had. Every
that are fundamental to the develop- spend the night. Mr. Johnson pro- pull together we can accomplish our State will reap the benefit of their
attempt by the Freshmen to sway the
ment of the true helpful university. cured him a lodging and a secondhandpair end. He considers this the most important enthusiasm.Y. .
line was stopped by systematic pull- of shoes. Fifteen later when
The following resolution was drawnup years society on the campus becauseif
by Mahon and passed by the student ing of the Sophs. "Hiene" Ball did Mr. Johnson was in St. Louis, this the men become interested in the
great work for his team, as did M. C. A. SUCCESSFULIN
bodv_ to take effect at on e: man, whom Mr. Johnson had forgotten word of God they will do their duty in

j! Whereas: many of the students of Wurthrich of the opposing side. wrote to him, saying that he had the other societies. CAMPAIGN FOR FUNDS
After such strenuous pulling of
charge of a rescue mission and ever
the University of Florida have been Adjournment after prayer.
twenty minutes the "rats" began to since that night when Mr. Johnson
I letters their sweaters
wearing on
rep-
resenting merit in football and other weaken and lose rope. The Sophssaw helped him, he had devoted his life to CONTORTIONIST PUZZLES .I J Jacksonville, Fla.,
their chance and began swayingthe DRAFT EXAMINERS II I Nov. 27, 1917.
branches of athletics awarded by various -
! line, and slowly but surely the"rats" re-'and I Dear Editor:
t high schools and preparatory the deadline Florida has made a magnificent response -
! schools from this state and other were dragged over God is intending that we be manlymen Mansfield, O.-Draft board examin-
giving the tug-o-war to Sophs."Bun" to the patriotic appeal for
,
states, andWhereas \ and not bring; reproach upon ourfathers' ing physicians were puzzled when
I for the funds for soldier boys' welfare as
Young as anchor our
: in our belief, this is an and mothers' name. If we Stephen T. Dalton of Shelby came up
Sophs 'great asset to his team. provided under the auspices of the
was a
- injustice to the men of the U. of F. make use of our opportunities, God for examination."His .
The "rats' had the weight on the Young Men's Christian Association.We .
will haa place for We not is dislocated said one
who have given much time and effortto us. may hip ,
would like to write each contributor -
but
the pullingand
systematic
Sophomore
the earning of the University of be able to do the big things, but per- doctor.
but it is and we ask
the impossible
Florida "F" and a belittling of the excellent bracing won tug-o- haps God has, in His great scheme of "No, his hips are all right; but his ,
that print this expression of our
."Caning which it signifies and con war for the Sophomores. things, planned for us to do the little left shoulder is oat of joint," insisted you
for the part which
ess. Therefore things. Let us make, use of the one the second examiner.The appreciation your
; community has had in this great
Bi it resolved by the students of the "Have you three orchestra seats in talent and not bury It. This life is third found an elbow in bad

I n>trsity of Florida in a regular call- the fifth row, center, for tonight" but the A. B. C. of the great life beyond condition, but the hip and shoulderwere cause.

cd 1 meeting on Dec. 7th, 1917, that, a ked the young man at the theater and it is only insofar as we have all right. In behalf of the National War Work
"" ourselves that take Dalton is contortionist who at Council we thank all who have given
c\ ery; man matriculating in this unirsity box office prepared we can a ,
\ shall hereafter refrain frojwA "Yes, air," promptly returned the advantage of our opportunities. will can throw bones out of joint anappear both time aad money, and but for the

We receive the'joy of Lord badly crippled. willing sacrifice of so many the cam-
\ 'earing on his sweater while on the ticket seller. i can our
I d m't wan't them here well hereafterThe After puzzling the physicians for a paign would not have succeeded.
i'mpus of Ute University an 7 high ,."WeIl, I sues' as as great

-t-hool or preparatory scfioal letter returned the other.. "The. ,show 'can' joy: of saving humanity can never be time Dalton threw himself back into Very truly,

not of equal rank'td that 'df the University be any- goO< ."':"" Loulsvflle CoUrier-. expressed in words. Let us live for shape and was passed as physical, O. E. MAPLE

of Fonda. ..:. Journal. the advancement of.others, and it will] .qualified -for-- -service.-- ----.-E3C.--- State Secretary.




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September 28, 1912, at the postoffice There has been a great deal of talk NOTESThe FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR 1 1J I .,

i at Gainesville, Fla, under the Act of and considerable acting in reference CAMPUS

! March 3d, 1879. to the green caps for the Freshmen, C1

i but it all seems too slow in materiali- The Florida Alligator is an enterprise belonging to the student body 8114 i

Place all communications and news zing. It seems a small matter and Agricultural Club. accordingly feels itself under obligation to report its financial condition ta J

items in boxes designated for that I: one which could be effected with little The Agricultural Club, at its last its owners as every enterprise does which is managed in a business 17 i,

purpose in Peabody and Language. trouble in a short time, but for some meeting :Monday night heard a paper '

Halls. reason there has been an unnecessary by J. L. Hardin on Rural Conditions way.There follows herewith a statement of the assets and liabilities of the) ;

i t Rate-The Florida Alligator, $1.00. delay, and we hope that steps will be in Denmark. Members conducted a venture, ascertained at date, June 15, 1917; and the statement of the income its

I taken by those in charge to have the very interesting debate on the ques- and expenses for the period from June 16, 1916 to June 15, 1917. Both ofJ bIo l
Freshmen with tion whether agricultural college
provide themselves an these statements have been audited by the faculty committee on Student
1 this article at once. for already about should continue in session for twelve 1ti
I Publications.
I[ EDITORIAL I three months of the school year has months of the year, instead of nine I
Last year's operations show a loss of nearly $50.00 as compared with .
passed. months. The decision of the judges .
profit of about $150.00 the preceding ,year. This unfavorable difference i fa 1

'! was for the negative. due principally to two causes: .(1) an increased cost of issuing the Alligator 1
MANY LEAVING TO ENLIST. ENJOY YOURSELF, lnSTER.t .
due to an increase in its size for a part of the year and (2), a decreased income -

I respons.e Peabody Club. from advertising due to the generally unfavorable financial condition at
f In to the recent announce- half.past five they dig us out, At the meeting of the Club last high cost of -I
consequent upon abnormally everything.
When the weather makes
ment that after Dec. 15th no drafted you weep, Monday evening, W. H. Reeves, with 1

} men will be allowed to volunteer for For you hear the bloody bugle spout, his usual skill, gave a reading replete "mb1""

And the mud is ankle deep. .... ... "- j
service, there have been a large num- with the quaint humor of pioneer ji.s.y: .. >:::'

ber of University students leaving to The frost is on your blankets, school days. Financial Statement of the Florida Alligator.I If tic
enter the branch of The air so cold it cracks.
service which they The Dixie Highway was discussed in

prefer. Some have applied for the The fog is thick enough to halt you detail by M. S. Hayes who emphasized ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. <

Third Officers' Training Camp, others in your tracks, both the commercial value of the June 15, 1917. 1'1,1p
t.
But the bugle keeps ablow n' .
have into the :;
while
Navy project and the
! gone per- great pleasure to be ':--
the For the bugler's got the wind, Assets. Finree JJpreeediJlr
I I haps largest number have enlisted derived from such a source.

in the Quartermaster's Corps and And we splash out in the darkness, year tot
Feelin' like we're r m
i are stationed at Camp Johnston, Jack- skinned. Experiment Station, Extension Cash $ 35.08 $ 54.':

sonville, temporarily These men will With our clothes just hangin' on us, Division.Dr. Plant and Office Fixtures:

. k be keenly missed as are all who have And our hands all blue with cold N. A. Back, entomologist in Cost, up to June 15, 1916 (partly estimated)_$640.80

I left their college work to perform that We 'curse to beat the devil- Additions during the past year 11.58
charge of of insects af- '
I investigations
But do
we just what we're told.
greater service which tho it
,
comes to '
fecting stored products, to the Bu-
We do double
them is squat and single,
now, only detained a short
Back and forward reau of Entomology, U. S. D. A., was 652.38
while before it will reach those of bending too, Less
us Then in conference with Director P. H. depreciation, estimated 270.00
do the
we windmill
who when we'drather
are We an
anxious
younger. are
t
Rolfs Mo
to do our part, and all of us will do guzzle stew. ,.. day.. Dr. Back arrangedwltn .' ---- --
i ( ttte .t.xperime; Station and the )4o '372.38 $466.80
I our part. We are fortunate in being Bills receivable
Mess is just what cookie makes it.He's Extension Division to carry on demon- 66.90 136.1D)
it able to pursue our studies this winter
stration work in the control of insects -
R and in a good one when he tries,
being
situated
so comfortably
,
Total Assets
affecting products in A $474.36 $657.38.1
But when he this coffee storage. .
doped
and well provided for and we feel that ,
i in doing this that is I He had cinders in his eyes. special entomologist will be assigned It
continuing our to co-operate in that work. Liabilities.
studies, that we are doing the All your grub is on one shovel, } "
proper To on demonstration work Note, secured by chattel E
carry mortgage
Bacon
l \, thing. The reasons for this being true dog-cakes, milk, and beans, $ 6420183.60
looking toward the...control of sweet- Bills payable .
And the dripping from the 109.59 34.10_
f are: First, that it is the of shake-up.-
request .. _.._
potato root 'weevilS'and other truck Surplus -, ., -
simply dribbles -- 300.57439.68
j those who are working out the great on your j ans. r <
insects, C. H. Pop lce has been as- ,
E plan of winning this conflict second -
there are only a certain number; of, We'll have to drill like mad today, signed to the Florida College of Ag- Total $474.36 $657 '
riculture by the Bureau of Entomology
-
We must wheel and do
tricks
men who can be cared for, trained and our ,
U. S. D. A.
j equipped at the same time and it is And when noon mess comes to save
-
P. A.
Yoder specialist in
investiga-
best to get them from the occupations us. INCOME AND EXPENSES
Our feet'll be like tions of sugar cane for syrup making, 1
bricks.
which do not tend to make them June 15 1916
to June
mere 15; 1917.
I efficient; third the demand for educa- But we'll run like wild however, to the Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S. ." ,
D. A., was here Wednesday in reference
And we'll -
: ted men as leaders is well known and grab our greasy tins, I Income. Ffpres.tf
the reward And we'll rush and shove' and to sugar cane raising in Florida.Dr. precediDc
very evident when look furcompariieL
you :rear
A. Houchin, formerly of Wil-
scrambleWe '
down the list of officers. Therefore Profit from Summer School t
Alligator of 1916
won't mington, Del., has been assigned by
care for heads shins. 1
feel or
that
we
we are right when we (partly estimated)
the Bureau of Animal Industry to Dr. $123.96
state that those who are conscientiously From subscriptions
:
Afternoon A. H. Logan's staff in Fla. Dr. Hou- i
same as morning,
preparing their studies are undoubt- By cash received
chin is the third I $253.25
veterinarian
to be
I edly doing all that can be expected of Only we are worse for wear, Add for bill rec'eivable'Univ.. of Fla.)'
But added to the staff which has in hand 66.90
our and
steps wheels and !
ahem facings
those who have already gone .
Make our old lieutenant the work of controlling swine diseases. .
have and ever will be honored and swear. 20.15
Doctors L. N. Peterson and H. P. $3 $320.15 $311.50'
praised by us, those who are here and
So drill Walker have been in the State for a
are not conscientiously performing we along thru morning, From advertisements '

their work are not doing their duty Till retreat at half.past five, month. 522.35 672.9

and Then we sit in draughty barracks Director and :Mrs. P. H. Rolfs were --,1 f
should either leave school or de- Total operating income
Trying hard to look alive in Jacksonville Friday and served on $966.46 984.45 ;
termine to do better. Each man is his The operating expenses (shown below) were = .
Or perhaps we see a movie, the reception committee for Miss Mar- 929.07 802.33
own judge and can know more accu- -
Or seek the dancing floor garet Woodrow Wilson.c. -
rately than any other person under This shows an operating profit of
which class he comes. Judge your own But the movie films are rotten, K. McQuarrie, State Agent, was From this deduct: 37.39 182.1'
We've them in Tallahassee Thursday to speak be-
all
seen before.
and i
case act make
accordingly: no Depreciation of equipment
estimated at
And the and fore the annual conference of
cars talk and people negro
statements as to your fellow's, only 15% for the
In this farmers at their State School.W. year 96.00 1
j do what you can to assist him if he mangy one-horse town, Less additions to the plant
t need it. Give us big-town guys convulsions, T.' Nettles of Clay County, C. D. 11.58

Till the tears start dropping down. Gunn, of Bradford County, and H.'W.

r Blacklock of Marion County, all coun- 84.42 84.42 28.70j

h OUR FARMER BOYS. Smokes and eats are scarce as hen ty agents, were at the University a -t1o

-- teeth, part of last week to help with instructing Giving -. Joss profit'
net loss'for the -
We call them ours because they are And we have no stoves or heat the agricultural club boys. year 47.03 153.42

{ a part of the University, even tho they And the stalls that we are housed in, Miss E. C. Shaw, secretary to the -

a are with us for only a few days during Wen for pig.sties can't be beat. Experiment Station, returned to her Cost of Expenses. -

the year. They are members of duties Thursday morning after a issuing Alligator:

'} the Boys' Com and Pig Clubs,and once So my friend, if you are "comfy," month.s vacation sPent in Boston, New By Add cash for spent for wages, stock, postage, etc. 788.00 '

each year they meet together for the And your feet are always warm, York and other Northern cities. bills payable, June 15,1917..._._ 109.59

purpose of benefiting themselves by And you have your little auto,

the facilities here at University and And your little house and farm, COLLEGE OF LAW NOTES. Cost of getting business $897.59 $897.59 $725.63

in order that they may be a formal Or if you're simply cozy, Additions to (traveling expenses, ete.). 7.90 18.40,
organization. This is the third plant and fixtures .
year And your job, it pleases you, The Practice 11.58
Court of the University Space in "Florida 58.30-j
in the existence of this work of the And Seminole" ;Vi
you have
your good warm shower, of Law School has begun in 12.00
ear
boys in connection with
the
University And your little pot of brew, nest. All of the Common Law actions Total

Extension work; such rapid progress Go enjoy these while they Jet you, must be tried by the last of the semes- operating expenses $929.07 $802.33oy rnW

has been made and such success reGet ...
some pleasure while
you can, ter. The of '
purpose these trials is
suited that it has to ae.fendant.s
been linemen
proved that the For in
some day they'll come and get give the law students practical wires. erecting VERDICT TO COME.
cause is a good one. The fact that the expe- The jury returned a verdict for
you rience, and that object is
number of attendants has increased being realized. the defendant. etc1
And you'll be an army man. Caller-So the
The cashier is absent
from twelve the first year to more than case of Marks against the Tam- Will
a hundred this is conclusive On Thursday night the case of pa & Jacksonville Railroad he be very long r tH2J.
year evidence
The was called
band has been compelled to Sheind against the Postal Office BOY-That the !
Telegraph for depends
that the trial on s:
promoters are on Friday
who
d men change quarters account of the afternoon to jury
on Sig- Company was tried. The plaintiff sir.Banner.One .
deserve much credit for this advance nal Corps men, who will have their represented by Mr. D. was determine whether the defendant com-
ment and it is fully expected that the classroom in Carter and air.f pany was liable for injuries to the I II'
the former quarters o Moore while the defendant Company plaintiff report has it that the Ka' II
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number will continue .to enlarge in thesame the resulting from the
band in negligent
the Engineering Building: was represented by Mr. C. L. Alford "will rush to the front to cheer the'soldiers"
management of
proportion.Of one of the
The Faculty room is the future abode and Mr. M. H.Jones. The action was trains. defendant's U he waits a little Jo
these boys, who range in age of our noise Judgment was for the plain- he
contraption. for will II
damages for injuries to shade trees tiff. not have to rush so far.-AI

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THE WAR TAX LAW.


ITEMSIr. (;From the Patriotic News Service of'the Na- TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT
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Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
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[. 0. L. Durrance left for Jacksone The National Committee of Patriotic Lyric Theater

last week to join some branch of Societies addressed an inquiry a

ernment service. short while ago to Commissioner

Daniel C. Roper of the Department of Your Patronage InvitedShoe
'. W. Fletcher left Saturday to fall
Internal[ Revenue to the
_ line and do his bit for the coun- as how provisions

of the Act of Octobe, 3, 1917,

affected the various student activitiesin I i
II. ;
: R. DeSilva has been forced to our American colleges. Commis-

*iign- on account of his health, and sioner Roper had the following state- United StoreTwo

j home to recover from his illness of ment especially prepared for publica-

jl month ago. He returned to take up tion in the college press.

.. work, but found that he was notMe has
Inquiry been received relativeto Well Known Brands
to stay.Ihe the application of the provisionsof .

the Act of October 3, 1917, impos- Crossett Educator
collections the Students ,
.on
tax admissions
ing upon to college
hfendship War Fund are coming athletic, theatrical and other enter-

J jt 1g fine, and indications are, that tainments. The Act exempts from such University ,Avenue next to Busy Bazaar
iTpledges will be paid up on time. ItU tax "admissions all the proceeds of

i be appreciated, if anyone willlend which inure exclusively to the benefitof

his subscription to B. F. Whit- religious, educational or charitable
jijir, Jr., and thus save the Y. M. C. A. institutions societies
or organiza-
When you want Hardware BAIRD has it
fMbinet members many steps and muchline. tions." .

All checks should be made payiIe As was remarked in a recent state- Reach's Football Goods, Wright & Ditson Tennis Rackets and Athletic Goods, East-
to the local treasurer, named Kodaks and Reach's Baseball Goods Louisville Bats all latest
ment relating to the same provisionsof man Supplies, Slugger
;ve. law, the word "educational" as models, Remington, U. M. C. and Winchester Ammunition, Remington and Automatic

used in such connection has been givena Pump Guns. Remember we carry as complete a stock as money can buy.
1:. C. Johnson went to Jacksonville
rather broad construction by the
M&" week, intending to join some courts. It has been held to include WHOLESALE AND RETAIL--
of the U. S. service. However,
lid physical and moral as well as purely
not quite measure up to the reIrements intellectual training; and if a college BAIRD HARDWARE: co.
and consequently, return-
itself managed the theatrical and
PHONE
-Si to his studies in a few days.The 7
other entertainments and received the

proceeds arising therefrom, there
( fellows are beginning to leave would of course be no doubt that the
join either army or navy, and as theiar
exemption applied. However, it is
progresses, more and more will understood that generally speaking
,
riSbably go. We all hate to see them such
entertainments are managed not Gainesville Furniture Co
g>!but realizing that it is necessary by the college authorities, but by stu- ,
.d the greatest good for our country, dent organizations which control the

Sjwould{iversity not of have Florida it otherwise.has sent more The expenditure of the proceeds. Any Full! Line Victrolas! and RecordsCOME
claim to exemption, therefore, must
ion her full quota, and long ago, but
71 be based upon the contention that the
I still answer the country's call. student prganizations are themselves IN AND HEAR NEW RECORDS

educational institutions or that the en-
[joe Swanson, who has been very ill
tertainments which they manage are GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
attack of is slow-
m an pneumonia
educational. It is doubtless true that

i I ecovering.* college sports tend to arouse interestin
-- --
: physical development and that college -
SGabby" Knowles;1st Lieut. of the theatrical and similar entertain-

t llery. was in Gainesville looking ments have some educational influ- There is only one kind of Glasses.for YOUR vision and
old times.
ence, but the same might be said of
that is the
professional base ball games, for in-
L. Y. Dyrenforth, who has recently
ABSOLUTELY CORRECTWe
and theatrical
stance, professional
,Em without the use of his eyes, is
! performances, and of coUrse there
i JW in Gainesville with his.eyesight was no intent to exempt the latter or grind all lenses used in our prescription work. No delay. 0

improved. the promoters thereof. After all, the

Ih principal function of college sports
::1 H. Long (Possum) returned Sat- and other college entertainmentswould C. H. COLES a SON -
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from a visit to his home at
- seem to be, as in the case of JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS'RELIABLE
Fla., only to announce his in- professional sports and other profes- _
of leaving :Monday for Ocala
t sional entertainments, to furnish rec-
.i I1YO way to join the navy. reation; and there appears to be no

more substantial ground for exemp-
: O. Otto, who went to Jacksonville tion in one case than in the other.It .
two weeks ago to have his I
is accordingly held that the tax .
operated on, returned the first \
j applies to admissions charged for en- .1-
,y of last week. to athletics and other
trance college :
I' entertainments unless all the SEEDSEM :
pro- ., ,' .
j of the seacoast rats are wantto ceeds thereof are actually turned over ; '

,.; [ know when the swimming tank to the college itself, or to some other ; c ...rtJ
.d filled with water again. They religious, educational, or charitable :, 1. ;
co.
:tiibe they miss their accustomed institution, society or organization.Short I NOLE SEED .
morning plunges in such
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;w weather as we're having now. Gainesville, Florida
Course for Farmers.A .

tClaude Ogilvie and Otto Manecke
mk a trip in the latter's car to ten-day short course of agricul-
I::teoksville' where they visited !Ir. tural instruction will be. offered to "When I dine, I always dine at MOLNAR S for Molnar knows

" :jfcnecke'3 farm. They made the trip farmers at the University of Florida, how things should be cooked. ''
;:. rin the unusually fast time of Gainesville, January 15 to 25. This Just

: hours.4Kenneth. course is free; no tuition or regis- the food didn't taste
s tration fee is required.The If you've been prejudiced against restaurants because just right,

Hitchcock was out in foot- work is planned as a series of TRY

,i tt togs the other day working for theators. lesson and lecture periods and will be

He is expected to make the presented by the regular agricultural MOLNAR'S DINING DOOM

i Ptar inter-class team which will be college faculty. These instructorsare
. by Prof. Buchholz. familiar with conditions in Florida
1
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;i;jfrtwo V> of the University law students of the farmer. *

.re left school to enlist in the Quar- Farming is recognized as an especially -

(Mnaster's Department of the U. S. important activity at the

; 1* y. Mr. M. H. Jones of Brewton present time, and many are looking

.. i sted Friday as Clerk in this De- toward the farm as the best place to
1 :ment. Mr. Jones was appointedk exert their'abilities during the war
of the University Practice Court emergency. To make the most of their Alachua County Abstract Co.

represented: the John Marshall labor, instruction win be necessary,
.
. ety in the Inter-Society Debatingest and under the changed conditions'farmers
who have been in the State
; last year. Mr. C. L. Alford
left for his home at Grand Ridge, for several years will find much help- B. R. COLSON, President /

'da, for a short visit, after which ful information developed during this
'11 enlist in the same department. ten-day period. .

: se two young men were among Farmers who are planning to at-

s strongest men in the College of tend may secure more informationby
and their departure will be felt addressing Dean P. H. Rolfs, at
I and to patronize the above advertisersPERSONAL
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a Vol. VI University of Florida, Gainesville, Wednesday, December 12, 1917 No. 12 STUDENT BODY SAYS HI AND PREP SCHOOL LETTERS MUST DEPART Meeting Thursday Night in Chapel -Many Spirited Speeches-Fresh men Favor lTis Action. Thursday night at a meeting of the entire student body, the main issue was what action should be taken in regard to the wearing of prep and high school letters on the campus. Three speakers, Wilkinson, Stone and Mahon talked in behalf of the old men, and in favor of the doing away with prep and high school letters on the campus. Each in his own particular style made clear that Florida "F"' was given by the school to certain men as a token of the regard these men were heldl in by the rest of the school. In most cases, it was shown, these letters were gained only after gruelling, contests on the gridiron, or the endurance tests on the trat K, the chiamond trnd the cross country run>, by the fortunate ow ner cit an "F''' It was madle clear that the wearimg of a letter not gained, l;y e~ually jurdi wm mi 's~ cqualIs vgwod a c lot,! aa: eight of the owas .f S," 'Ifo i l priOtettin ti I shoui ld p ecet su.:.f pi a!lx to hi abhorid I botd' 'A r Ii letter-' oft the oA per of the I.e-t same c edit andi gloz i getluile letter mai. In defense of the wi school and prep letters Loom is contested that U'. t stuett In -uth Iie litter 2t the asdot-, the er mlt of hgh Frie'Iiieii. was mi Atturd w dh thle mo' itmenit ind lie wds sure that other Freshmein "cre of the same spirit, and it w as due to ignoralite and not a desire to antagonize the older student body that the letter wearing hail been committed. At this stage in the meeting the resolution, which follows at the end of this article, was passed. No physical pressure w ill be used to effect its enforcement, but that all powerful deciding factor in politcs anti law today will be brought to bear, to-witpublic policy or public opinion. For the past several years it has been the custom to pass and enforce this same sort of a resolution, this and other customs that are in vogue from year to year are gradually becoming college tradition, and as such should have the hearty support of each student in the Unmversity. The degree of importance to which college tradition runs can only be imagined and not txprrssed. for it is one of those m tangible hogs like college spirit, that are fural.mnental to the developumenit of the. ti ut helpful ink' ersity. The follow~ ig resolution was drawn u p by %Iahon andi paed by thlt st Uittnt boidy to taikt etfet' t it FRESHMEN WIN FLAG BUT LOSETUG-O-WAR Weight of Rats' Triangle Proies Too Much For Sophs-Freshmen Puilod Over the Line Alter More Than 25 Minutes of Hard Work,. The flag rush and tug-o-war between the Freshmen and the Sophomores Satirday afternoon was an even break; the Freshmien winning the Flag-rush and Soph taking the tugo -war. Saturday, on the campus, was a day of excitement and more "pep" was displayed than on any other day of its kind The "rats" tho predoniinating in number had to hustle to keep up with the Sophs, who were especially actne The 'rats" were a little hasty in clearing the Mess Hail due to the belts of the Sophomores. Soon after, at the gymnasum the Juniors adnunmsteredl the identification marks on the rats with soot and red paint. lhe thi tv-eight Sophomores clustered in auivles around the greasy tree, w Uh its tiag. their treasure. -o ct'it ri' ''i "at>." Thlothirt ->t >,,h'. stoiio (I at the istCuJtit'ithlik. iihll treir diletm I iditIl h bOki' Lit in Ilt A the inunti the. X Wok tAI, the the triangle irc ih um r, bed d ttL mp t ed ut the Sophs "cerc within reach aind thle~ pulled him down Then .Awt-sot. the 4 ft. I m Kuw~an. Thomas, Leifest. anti rat,' struggled upwarti fromt the inaddeneI crowdi and ho' ering ov er them for a minute or so, giving time for the rats" to miore the Sophs, he suddenly loosed himself and sprang upward, winning the flag-rush for the Freshmen. The Freshmen were very systemlatic in their attack, but their number was their greatest asset, without w hich there would have been niuch doubt as to the results The tug-o-war was the next event. The Freshman team consisted of,; Connell, Lightsey, Fernald, Hartman and Wurthrich The Soph team was composed of five of their men; Young, hee"rat' got a start on the Sophs at the beginnng and they pulled te Sophs at least three feet over, but i then the Sophs held to their braces, and stuck there twenty minutes, holdm ig the 'rats to what the> had. Every ittem pt by the F reshmlen to svway the lmewasstopped by sN'teniattc pullI mer of thlt Sophs 'lilene' Ball tihd i-t \okfx I-tII. d4 "INTHESRhNG TALK. STUDENT CAPITALISTS The meeting opened Sunday afternoon with the usual hymns and prayer. Hill Stone then introduced the speaker, Mr. J. M%. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was formerly secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Lake Charles, La,, and also missionary to Arizona. ed th' no~ Mr Johnson to look in most good. It so apt to said that he had ceasthe great throngs for The great crowds are be permanently 'impressed. Quiet gathenngs gave greater results, according to Mr. Johnson's experience The theme of his talk was "Life is only a day of Opportunity lHe empnasized the importance of getting hold of the circumstances in the scriptures. He pictured the opportunity lost by Jerusalem when it did not accept Jesus. To make a success, according to Mr. Johnson, one has to take advantage of each little opportunity as it prevented. If W O~lpp)rt UmR of the stE I kettle wot ,lihiW to SNi "ton a I aailurgtn itt en 0 t te I tuat att hadn't made use of his ties previous to his invention eamn engine, the steaming uld nleXer has esuggestedanvhim. Likewvisc with Lsaac ndl the others. It Ih illportumits to tIP thmifl lit it.t'iliVe "orth S 2,mt,.i of it iin mi tilt State ItfV Ve u!sC' 111 et is only by that one used the hilt flT ->lind (ne 12U11{ The oun> if we TI 14 tllJ Iom til -' 1nd1t1 p out ta>.it ofIwtt daue -. thetr knluwI LI e a tn her.! tf mlusIu ma. lht licauti-'-ii fla ,-' .toiI byx tli jd' ti'n -A tilli.i a thu tledtest mifct is COlpo.u One color nhay be beautiful but soon becomes -nonotonous unless uthi are idded to it to make the great niml-terIpit(es of art (hid dots nit ci'e Us one ojpportunity, but many If thitX are gra iid by us ore by one we become multiplied mien. We betonic of 'abue to the w orld as we use our opportunities. The Indians of New Mexico think it wonderful when they can get a little 'orn to grow with their crude agricultural methods In the Texas Panhandle two men were plowing sixty Acres of land a day with a tractor and gang ploy All the Navajos could not cultivate this amou in a day with teir methos. cause the white man has gr opportunities as they have added them. God intends tak-e one step at a time. ktW live to win heaven. God has a hundred-fold reward if we of our opportunities. Mr. combined nt of land It is beasped the come and for us to e hav to promised make use Johnson was gi-ing out cir-culars and asking rmen to come to a religious meeting. Cne man that he persuaded to come in was ragged anti cold, and he had no sh~oes worth speaking of and no place to spend the night. Mr. Johnson procure hima lodging and a second-hand 1irof shoe Fifteen years later,when lQ}In'"nI wa' in St. Louis, this ui ym 1\I Johnson hadl forgotOPEN MOVIE SHOW Bailey and Smith Provide a Lang Needed Entertainment for Gainesville Negroes. Many and varied ways of earning money are employed by college students;--frorn coaching to waiting on table, but it remained for George Bailey, Senior A B., and Dan P Smith, to originate the plan of becoming moving picture magnates These two young men becoming greatly impressed with the lack of entertainmnent for negroes mn this city, began seeking a means of remedying this sad condition-and incidentally for providing a little extra spending money for the Christmas holidays. To this end they formed a partnership and purchased a moving picture ma-. chmne, which they ,netalled in a rented hall convemnently situated for the purI'ose Next they employed two dusky helpers to assist in the management, and1( finally opened the doors to the 1 ilfred p)ojulaiton if the city lDeprned so long of the entertainment 0 p(pUiar dmng tiieii w bite ijtu e hhit hri 1ur2 for a uinlme of [he 'w tndltful flhm. iii pitv dui-, thlt djrki1'. t t Ii mi iv itcd INurtit. to l'A ,t< ci''. 'tAX < a d r 4 .a g He womr~ielful .wit i-ad tne' fitus if \i Mhen' '. liUiii mei~t fru'. if we fai to List the iii, talt'nt Cur oIjortuit ies will hi. taken aw ay if we fail to use them. There i surt [y a piumlshmnent for lost (portunmtics. Mr Johnson said that hell mdv not be the place that it is suppose! to be. but he didn't know, as he had ic er been there andi wasn't going But he is sure that hell is a separation from God and those who have lixed right The need of our Goxerniment at present is not only that we support the flag but that we be true to manhood and the principles of right and stand as examples i After a hymn Mr. Manning asked for about twenty men to meet the trains and escort the corn tiub boys He got then. Prof. Buchholz, whom all were glad to see present, made a few remarks as to the attendance and then gave an appreciation of Mr. Johnson's talk. He said that the truths were to the point and that our lives would be made rncher, deeper and broader if we would put them into practice. As to the attendance, Prof. Buchholz wants us to each be a committee of one ta bring more men. If we all put our shoulders to the wheel and pull together we can accomiplsh our end. lHe conr-iers this tie most imiportant so< etv (in the cam pus because if tie ni, n heie > hit crcted m t' 112 Boys OF CORN AND PIG CLUBS A TTEND SHORT COURSE Were Tendered Banquet in I niversatv Commons b' the Four Local Banks. Expressed SatisIfaction and Appreciation of IWork Done, and tourtesies Shown Them. Cf the 2.000 bois tenrt iuti': of IS mIr' .t i i + I 1~t ''I tt u bolt to proftsire thi be t'pe en> ugh work a I JUWIda to rt-al n iim am i the sev the Sta eral I' i ur XXu ti tid tiht) tiar hi n I> Infel I' 'A 0' t Lit thet jpriitt Ino nI! out san g llt 't'ntl'Ilt i of snft iind Nt' hit' II a l hlm soit of* tt of the tox -expresedl a theturrn e' ,tulrnts, a ri suxt tii ce w len ii list Ibvy ,mII amibitioni i) 'oiiletv a Xpar' sa iiub member u ider the v if the county agent bvg no ze he hats made vitl a beginagriculture "boys like thest greatest undeveloped asst of te today,' declared one of the county agents who had Comic ta helli take care of the boy s. "Mari; of theii khdve raised mobre corn oil al acre of ground than their fatliers rasedon five at res, arid many of these boys have pure-bred pigs the fatliers of the club members would be glad to own These boxy of today are to be the State's su essful farmers of tinmtrrow They are young and amnbitious a'id their suctcercs thus far a! c serX in to stmnujate thie.t { urn 4011 bi (lb I-h)' t., 'rter effort TIh' Ztate a Il tt!' trw ientrz of Ii. ,r l er~t us ill 31------'' SS L I U U Est is das was en n 6 i

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TUE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR G. R. BAILEY. W. P. JERNI1GAN DEWEY DYE. B. F WHITNER. J. WX. DALTON w. L. F. M. D V. Business De MAION DE VANE. .A ROUSE. Editor in Managing Asmt. Mng. .Local ChIef Editor Editor Editor Editor partmeht SMaaer .sstant Manager Circulation Mgr. SEnteredr as second-class matter, at Gamnesville, Fla., under the Act of March 3d, 1879. place all communlcations and news items in boxes designated for that purpose in Peabody and Language Halls. Rate-The Florida Alligator, $1.00. I EDITORIAL from about twelve years to eighteen or students of the University. For when the time comes for them to make a decision as to their institution of highCer learning they will not forget the impression made when 'isiting us and I we wvil expect them all to choose this .niversity for their advanced work in Agriculture, Engmneening or any of the departments, as it will be to their interest to attend the Stite Un.aersity. WHERE ARE THE RAT CAPS? 'There has been a great deal of talk 'aind considerable acting in reference to the green caps for the Freshmen, but it all seems too slow in materializing It seems a small matter and one which could be effected with little trouble in ai short time, but fur some reason there has been an unnecessary delay, and we hope that steps will be taken by those in charge to have the Freshmen provide themselves with this article at once, for already about three months of the school >ear has passed. MANY LEAVING TO ENLIST. EJUY 1YOUREtLF', MiSTER'L In response to the recent announcement that after Dec. 15th no drafted men will be allowed to volunteer for service, there have been a large ninmher of University students leaving to enter the branch of service which they prefer. Some have applied for the Third Officers' Training Camp, others have ggne into the Navy, while perhaps the largest number have enlisted in the Quartermaster's Corps and are stationed at Camp Johnston, Jack-! sonville, temporarily. These men will I be keenly missed, as are all who have left their college work to perform that greater service, which, tho it comes to them now, is only detained a short. while before it will reach those of us. who are younger. We are all anxious to do our part, and all of us will do our part. We are fortunate in being able to pursue our studies this winter and in being so comfortably situated and we!] provided for and we feel that in doing this, that is, continuing our studies, that we are doing the proper thing. The reasons for this being true are. First, that it is the request of those who are working out the great plan of winning this conthict: second, there are only a certain number of men w ho can be cared for, trained anti equipped at the same time arid it is best to get them from the ot cupatwons which dlo not tend to imuke the miiro efficient; third, the ieniand for educated nmen as leaders is wveil hnowvn and the reward c ry evident when you look dow n the list of officers. Therefore we feel that we are right "hen we state that those xwho are conscientiously preparing their studies are undoubtedly dlomg all that can be expected of them, those who have already gone hatec andl ever will be honored and praised by us. those w.ho are here and are not conscientiously per-formng their work are not doing their duty and should either leave school or deternune to do better Each man is his own judge and can know more accurately than any other person under M bith class he conies Judge your own case and act accordingly: make no statements as to 'our fellows,. only (d0 what you can to assist him if he need it. OUR FARMER BOYS. ---We call them ours because they are 2 ngrt nf t ,e Vnev,'rt po n thn thnv At half-past five they dig us out, When the weather niakes you weep, For you hear the bloody bugle spout, And the mud is ankle deep. The frost is on your blankets', The air so cold it cracks-. The fog is thick enough to halt you in your tracks, But the bugle keeps abloxwm', For the bugler's got the wind, And we splash out in the darkness, Feelin' like we're skinned. With our clothes just hangin' on And our hands all blue with col We curse to heat the devil,But we do just what we're told. We do double squat and single', Back and forward bending too, Then we do the windmill when rather guzzle stew. Id, us, we'd Mless is just what cookie makes it. He's a good one when he tries, But when he doped this coffee, He had cinders in his eves. A!! your grub is on one shovel, Bacon, log-cakes, milk, and beans, And the dripping from the shake-up---simply dribbles on your jeans. We'll hase We must And when to drill like mlud tod,' w heel andI do our tricks, noon nmen comes to save O)ur feetI hl e like bricks But well run like wild however Anrd w e'l grab our grc:,sy tins And we'll rush arid shoe scramble-We won't care for heads or shins. Afternoon (Only we But our ste Mae ou a nd same as mornmng are worse for "ear, ps and w heels anrd facings, r old lieutenant swear. So we drill along thru morning, Till retreat at half-past live, Ten we sit in draughty barracks, Tying har to look alive, Or perhaps we see a movie, BOr seek the dancing foor, But the mio' 1 tilms are rotten, Wese seen tem al beore. And the cars and talk and people, In this nmargv one-horse town, Give us big-town guys convulsions, Till the tears start dropping down. Smokes and eats are scarce as hen teeth. And we have no stoves or heat, HOTEL JACKSON" ILLE FLORIDA 'S MOST POuLLAR lUt)1FL IuirermIy of Florida'M Jackwot* 111. ItmfEIdIUarttrI Rates from .$1.30 up J. B. POUND. President Cirxs. G. D.\Y, Manager "U in 'ill J. 1Rvs-'E Pt p. CAMPUS NOTES. The Agricultural Club. The Agricultural Club, at its last meeting Monday night heard a paper by J. L Hlardin, on Rural Conditions in Denmark. Members conducted a very interesting debate on the question whether an agncultural college should continue in session for twelve months of the year, instead of nine months. The decision of the judges wvas for the negative. Peabody Club. At the meeting of the Club last Monday evening, W. H. Reeves, with his usual skill, gave a reading replete with the quaint humor of pioneer school days. The Dixe Highway was discussed in detail by M. S. Hayes who emphasized both the commercial value of the project and the great pleasure to be derived from such a source. Experiment Station, Division. Extension Dr. N. A. Back, entomologist in charge of investigations of insects affecting stored products, to the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. D. A., was in conference with Director P. H,. Rolfs, Monday Dr. Back arranged with the Experiment Station and the Extension Dision to carry on demonstrationi work in the control of insects affecting products 'n storage. A spiecial entomologist will be assigned to co-operate in that work. To carry on demonstration work looking toward the control of sweetpotato root xweevih and other truck insects, C. H. Popence has been assigned to the Florida College of Agriculture by the Bureau of EntomolP. A Yr'der. specialist in imvestigations of sugar cane for syrup making. to the Bureau of Plant Industry, U S. L) A ,was here Wednesday in reference to sugar care raising in Florida Dr A. Hlouchin, formerly of WiImmigtoii, 1)h, has been assigned by the Bureau of Animal Industry to Dr. A H. Logan's staff in Fla. Dr. Hlouchin is the added to th the xwork of Doctors L Walker hax month.third veterinarian to be e staff which has in hand controlling swine diseases N. Peterson and HI. P. e been in the State for a Director and Mrs. P. H. Rolfs were in Jackson' lke Frnday and served on the reception committee for Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson. -. McQuarrie, State Agent, was in Tallahassee Thursday to speak before the annual conference of negro farmers at their State School. W. T Nettles of Clay County, C. D. Gunn. of Bradford County, and H-. W. Blacklock of Marion County, all county agents, were at the University a part of last week to help with Instructing the agricultural club boys. Miss E. C. Shaw. secmetarv to the FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE FLORIDA Al I10R, The Florida Alligator is an entel prae bd14121 accordingly feels itself tidm-r obligation to ,rt Ir its owners as every ctnterprise does whii is mlhin way There follows herewith a statemiert of the at tr: venture, ascertained at date, June 13, 1917; and te 1.ta and expenses for the period from June 16. 1'ald toJ these statements have been audited by the fatult Publications. Last year's operations show a los of near1 v 750 profit of about $150.00 the pre edimg year TPh unm due principally to two0 caUses: 11 an imcreaised c 't f u due to an increase in its sIZV for a part of the year 'A .2 come from advertising due to the generally unfotwraWbk consequent upon abnornially high cost of es erything rV .at 'I "A t. LA3 Financial Statement of the Florida Alligator ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. June 13, 1917. Cash Plant and Office Fixtures: Cost, up to June 1.5, 1916 (partly estimated a Additions during the past year Less depreciation, est invited rA .21 -~ I' I $ss -.1 -'-. U')e Bills receivable --a -e Total Assets liabzlitie,. Note, secured Bills payable Surplus by chattel mortgage Total lNC~fhg Julie 11 1>1 Profit from partly From subscr By cash Add for -.Uj mz Ii C. gNl) Fyl'ENSF Inltclme' Summer S hodl Alligator of 121'3 estimated ipt ions. received bill receivable (Univ. of Via ) From advertisements Total operating income The operating expenses ( shown. This shows an operating profit of From this deductDepreciation of equipment, e" 15'; for the year Less additions to the plant elow) were estimated at >i-, r -~ C C1 Giving net loss for the vtar ---lt -4 I ar ,fl in. I I~T Li I || 4 b --1 ---

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Sr. Harold Ford is back on the camagain, after an absence of weeks. sev-w Ir. 0. L. Durrance left for Jacksonelast week to join some branch of -. W. Fletcher left Saturday to fall lline and do his bit for R. DeSilva has been ix-n on account of the forced to.l his health, and hme to recover from his illness of onth ago. He returned to take up work, but to stay. found that he was not he collections on ndship War Fund the Students are coming ig fine, and indications are, that ledges will be paid up on time. It be appreciated, I his subscription if anyone will Jr., and thus save the Y. M. C. Anet members many steps and much ~.All checks should be made payto the local treasurer, named .C. Johnson went to Jacksonville week, intending to join ich of the U. S. service. However, lid not quite measure up to the re'ements, and consequently, returno his studies in a few days. 'he fellows are beginning to leave fin either army or navy, and as the -progresses, more and more will )ably go. We all hate to see them but realizing that it is necessary the greatest good for our country, would not have it otherwise. versity The of Florida has sent more Still answer the country's call,. ite Swanson, who has been very ill San attack of pneumonia ecovering. *abbv" Knowles, lst is slowLieut of the lery wras in Gamnesville r old times. ,Y. Dyrenforth, who has without the use of his inm Gainesville Ih improvedd. HI Long (Possum) looking recently eyes, Is with his eyesight returned Satfrom a visit to his home at yo, Fta ion of only to announce his leaving iMonday for Ocala hii way to join the navy. 0. Otto, who went to Jacksonville COLLEGE MEN AND (From the Patniotic Newn sen-ice of the N.-' tionat Committee of Patriotic Societies, Southern Bldg .Washington, D). C By DANIEL C. ROPER, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. SThe National Committee ic Societies addressed short while ago 0 of Pati an inquiry a to Commissione Daniel C. Roper of the Department of Internal Revenue as to how the provisions of the Act of October 3, 1917, affected the various student activities in our American colleges. Cornmissioner Roper had the following statement especially prepared for publication in the college press. Inquiry has been received relative to the application of the Act of October 3, of the provisions 1917, imposing tax upon admissions to college athletic, theatrical and other entertainments. The Act exempts from such tax "admissions which inure all the proceeds of exclusively to the benefit of religious, educational or charitable institutions, societies or organizations." As was remarked in a recent statement relating to the same provisions of law, the word "educational" as used in such connection has been given a rather broad construction courts. It has been held the to include physical and moral as well as purely intellectual training; and if a college itself managed the theatrical and other entertainments and received the proceeds arising therefrom, there would of course be no doubt that the exemption applied. understood that, However, it is generally speaking, such entertainments are managed not by the college authc dent organizations expenditure of the orities, but by stuwhich control the proceeds. Any claim to exemption, therefore, It Reach's Foot man Kodaks modeb Pump ball Goods, Wright & and Supplies, Reach's Ditson Tennis R Baseball Goods, jackets and A thletic Got Louisville Slugger Hats Remington, U. MI. C. and Winchester Ammunition, Remingtcn and Guns. Remember we carry as complete a stock as money can buy. )ds, all Eastlatest Automatic -7 must be based upon the contention that the student organizations are themselves educational institutions or that the enwhich they manage are educational. It is doubtless true that college :,in h Ilege sports tend to arouse interest 0c l development and that coltheatrical and similar entertainments has e some edlucationat influonce, hut the s'ane might be said of professional stanle, and base ball games, for professional performanceN, and int theatrical of course there 'vas no intent to exempt the latter the promoters thereof. principal After all, the function of college sports and other college would seeni to be, as in the case of proftssimnal sports and other professional entertainments, to furnish rec-reation; and there appears to be no more substantial grou tion in one case than in rid for exempthe other. NEW G AINEMV Thre one 1)A for \'()1 the We grind all lenses C use1 in oU!' prescription werk NY dIehtv. H. WHOLESALE A ND RETAIL RECORDS kind of Glasses I ii U i onom p y

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