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Vol.J _VI University- of Florida, Gainesville, Wednesday-February, ; 20, 1918 No. 19 R '

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DEBATING COUNCILAT CARD OF THANKS MINSTREL SHOW IS LOCAL WANTS EDITOR JDKES OF AND ANNUAL QUIPS THE COUNCILSAYS :,


LAST We wish to extend our thanks_ I
REPORTS :
to the many friends for the sympathy TO BE DISCONTINUEDSAY Frank Edwards local editor of THAT CLAUDE WAS j

the Seminole has
commenced
and aid
given during the
TRIANGLE SUBJECTCREATION work in his department of the an- !
illness U.
and death of our late AUTHORITIES nual and is collecting jokes and AUTO-INTOXICATED "

brother, Daniel Perkins Smith, stores of
campus origin for use in
OF WAGE
BOARDS
Jr. ANNUAL PERFORMANCE, PRACTICALLY the publication. He asks the J :
WITH POWER TO ESTABLISH; "A DROWSINESS HOVERED
Florida THE ONLY STUDENT students to let him know of
Alpha Omega any :
MINIMUMS IN DEPARTMENT ABOUT HIM" WHEN HE WROTEHIS
DRAMATIC ATTEMPT WILL such material and J
STORES, ETC., THE QUESTION, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity urges any FAMOUS LETTER SAYS
BE REPLACED
BY GLEE CLUB cartoonists whose talent may so '
DEBATING COUNCIL'S LUCID ;
far have been overlooked by the '

COUNCIL IGNORANT OF IT 110 UNDERCLASSMENMAKE FINANCIAL FAILURE IN '17 Seminole staff to try their hand ANSWER

at illustrations for jokes or local .
Fact Was Disclosed to U. F. Council Show Lost Hundred to Hundred and occurrence REPLY ATTACKS S. STEIN:

after Tennessee Had Started Pre- FIRST PAYMENTFat FIfty Dollars Last Year-1918 .:

parations-Did Not Meet Production Fact That Former Did Not
Florida'sApproval. a Novelty Show. Secretary

PICK-UPS AND G. H. S. Copy Constitution Into 1olinute-

Sum Already Been Sub The University minstrel show Book Chief Excuse for Delay in Ar

"Resolved, that the several states scribed to Seminole by, Sophs which for years has been one of the IN 9-9 DEADLOCK rangements.The .

should create wage boards with the and FreshiesT -Photo Schedule most prominent and most popular

power to establish schedules of mini Arranged.It student activities here will be dis- University Debating Council #;

mum wages in workshops, departmentstores continued this year, in all probability High School Boys Wallop charged in the last issue of the Alligator { ,

and factories (constitutionality according to a statement by one of Thrasher's Twisters all Over with inefficiency and neglect i
was announced Sunday that one the faculty members who is in a iMsition of duty by C. S. Ogilvie who
conceded), will be the subjectfor hundred and ten underclassmen had Lot and Net 8 Tallies in Two was sup-
: the 1918 triangular debate be- to know. ported in the editorial> columns of
tween U. F. and the Universities of already paid to the manager of the The chief reason stated for the Rounds.The the paper has framed a reply to the

Tennessee and South Carolina. Seminole at least one dollar apieceas I abandonment of the annual custom of charges which is hereinafter printedat
first installment first real signs of "Gator base
on the purchase
I staging a minstrel and touting the the Council's request.
This learned
was from the
reportof price of the annual and that twentyfive I state with it is financial .the ball" loomed up on the High School
a one,
Since the
Hitchcock of Mr.
Secretary of the Uni- diamond appearance Ogilvie's -
more had promised: to pay simi last Thursday when a team
versity Debating Council the project not having made money in letter last week and the edito-
an- lar of
amounts within a short while composed University men battled
several and lost
nouncement being made after two years, having Between rial on the subject, the Debating
the
Gainesville
With the six dollar assessments of hundred and strong High team toa
meetings of the Council held since one one hundred Council has held two meetings, one on
9 to
the Juniors and Seniors arranged for, and dollars last 9 tie. Rat Thrasher, brother
fifty
he appearance of last week's Alii- year. of the the fourteenth which was the day 5 .
famed "Skeet"
the financial success of the annual started out on
The Glee
Club given new life under
after the .Alligator off the
ta1nT. becomes more and more a probability the mound for the Gator Informals.His came
the direction of Dr, J. W. Chapman,
and the sixteenth. The
The follows press one on
report
:
in the opinion of its managers. promises to make an excellent show- offerings were not very mystifying -
council's
actions these
at
During the past month the Debat- Editor Bailey is arranging a sched- ing in 1918 and will be used to take however and eight Purple and elsewhere this meetingsare issuein
printed in
ing Council has found itself confronted ule for the White scores were piled up in the
of the
taking photographs.When place of the minstrel. The club the unedited of the
with a very serious question in regard first two innings. The loyal Univer- report secre-
it is ,announced it will be important will offer a program here in Gaines- of the
to the matter of inter-collegiate sity fans yelled for a relief twirlerto tary body.
for
everyone to hear it as ville before attempting a road trip
debate, and upon which it has, after the save their Alma Mater from The defense of the council follows:
pictures are to be for the most and if successful will probably tour
much deliberation finally decided. The shame. At this stage Berry Feaster, Psychologists tell us that one can
part group photographs and only one a small circuit of west Florida cities. -
nature of the problem was as follows: sitting will be held. The performance will be a novelty a recruit sent here by the Micanopy center his attention upon one idea

During the latter part of January the Giants went to the rescue. He did until he suggests to himself an hyp-
show but refined lines
"The book will contain fully two along more ,
not the G. H. notic state of mind. Such is.termed:
Debating Council learned from the stop onrush however,
hundred than the minstrel, Minus the black-
said'Bailey, Sunday,
University of Tennessee, that the pages until another high school Ty Cobb auto-intoxication. From thearticle ,
face and of
comedy gaudy costuming
"and it will be bound in a better
question for inter-collegiate debate had crossed the pan. After this he in the Alligator of Feb. 13, by Mr.:
the productions of former It
covering than last year's annual years.
was. steadied himself and C. S. Ogilvie, as to the Debating
had been decided nearly a month be- his opponents
will with it of
probably ,part
We hope to be able to reduce the carry
fore between themselves and the could do nothing with his masterful Council being asleep and suffering
the University band and the recently -
price from three dollars to two dollars ,
University of South Carolina. Tennessee : organized Mandolin Club. delivery which was backed by splendid Florida University to be walked upon:;
and fifty cents, but that can't be decided "
by "Tennessee" and "South Carolina
supposed that, since South support of eight "rearingtobeFmen. ,
on till later." If the Glee Club performance turns .
it Oat Mr. Ogilvie has
appears so
Carolina had taken the initiative in
out to be as good as predicted by its
The following appointments to the
getting the question for debate decided During the ensuing five innings the fixed his attention upon "asleep" that
Seminole staff from the Junior class leader and members, a tour will bea .
she had notified us of the'proceedings more effective advertisement for Florida men busted the agate which he has produced upon himself an hyp-
have been made: Tom Palmer assist
notic state of mind much akin'to
very
and results.It consistency hitting was responsiblefor
the University than the minstrel has
ant editor J. W. Dalton, assistant
; sleep.. A drowsiness hovered'
was in reply to our letter to been. nine tallies and which would have
business manager;' A. B. Crosby as- about. him that he could not
Tennessee in which we submitted a meant victory for the Gators had not so seethe
sistant art editor; J. R. Cowsert, assistant
work with
done investigate
or ,
darkness intervened.The .
list of questions for debate that the
,
above mentioned facts were disclosed. local editor. These appoint- U, F. BAND.GOES 'Gator line up was as follows: the result that his pen has run ram-
ments fill the staff to its full war .
In other words, not only has the Hardee, C., Feaster, P., Whitfield., IB., pantNow .

question been decided without our approval strength. TO FT. r MYERS FETEMore Dalton, 2B., Hartman, SS., Colee, 3B., we may be all wrong as to

Futch LF. Thrasher CF. Wallace and to whether Mr.
but we were, for nearly a psychology as
month kept ignorant of the fact thatit "WOMEN: IN WAR WORK" --- RF.QUORUM. Ogilvie has suffered from anything

had been decided. In regard to SUBJECT OF PAPER READ Than a Score of University psychological. But the Debating

the first count, it appears from our BEFORE MEETING OF AG CLUB Musicians Will Furnish LACKING SATURDAY Council feels that such an article is

recently received contract that two Music For "La Conquista de MEET OF JOHN MARSHALL not justified except after an investi-

members of the triangle have the Florida." gation of facts and had the factsof
The last meeting of the Agricultural INFORMAL SESSION HELD
power to decide the question for theyare the case been investigated suchan

a majority. Then too, the others Club was replete with interest. Mr. The University Band left yester- article would not have been writ
G, C. Roberts read a paper entitled The regular program of the John
Let consider the facts.
accepted the question we proposed for day for Fort Myers where they will ten. us
"Women in War Work. Another Marshall Debating Society Saturday
last year's contest. But it is upon the participate in the mid-winter carnival The Debating Council is aware of
paper was given by Mr. G. W. Albright morning was dispensed with, due to
last count that the Debating Council "La Conquista de Florida," held the situation as expressed in the
The subject was: "Raising the small number who showed up.
has made vigorous protest, for we annually in that city. closing paragraph of the first editorialin
Castor Beans." The subject of the Debate Probably due to the S. A. E. dance
have been deprived of much valuable Last year's band one of the best the Alligator of Feb. 13."Someone -
was; "Resolved, That a Mini- the night before.
time for work upon the debate, at musical organizations in the state has been culpably negligent and
mum Wage for Agricultural Labor However some time was given over
IJie same time allowing Tennesseeand which is now attached to the 124th indifferent in the performance of +
Should be Fixed by Law. to the discussion of ways and meansto
South Carolina to get an unfair Infantry at Camp Wheeler, furnished duty. Someone has endangered
advantage over us. But inasmuch as The closing feature of the Club music at tHe Fort Myers festival in work up interest and to compel Florida's chances in the 'Spring. That

; there is very little likelihood of be- meeting was the presentation to the 1917, and pleased the promoters of attendance.A person who has been "culpably negli-

ing successful in any attempt to Club and College of Agriculture ofa the carnival to such an extent that committee of two, Alfred Mar- gent and indifferent' in the performance -

change the question for debate, upon service flag bearing 49 stars repre- they renewed their invitation to this shall and Dewey Dye was appointedto of duty" is none other than the

which Tennessee, at least, has already senting the number of young men year's musicians.At get the Faculty Loving Cup from author of that editorial, Mr. Sam

begun it seemed advisable to the from the Agricultural College who the beginning of the 1917-18 the Peabody Club...and have John Stein. While Secretary of the Debating -

council to accept the question, but have entered the service of our Coun- school year, U. F. was apparentlyfaced Marshall Debating Society 1914-15 Council last year he negligent..

try to have the date of the debate try in this War. The flag was made with the prospect of having no and 1915-16 engraved upon it, this ly failed to write the constitution of

postponed as far as possible in orderto and presented to the Club by the band as not one man of the organizations representing the two years John Marshall the Triangular Debating League into
wives of the members of the Facultyof has come out on the top of the
give our debaters plenty of time. of previous years had returned the records. The present Debating f

The question for inter-collegiate the College of Agriculture. This to school. But through the scramble. Council could not find the constitution i

debate is: "Resolved that the several banner of honor is now installed in instrumentality of Norris Levis and altho we had the records in our

States should create wage boards the main entrance hall of the College. others a group of musicians was PEES. MURPHREE MEETS possession. Since Nov. 23 repeated

wi h the power to establish schedules gotten together and under the lead- WITH DEFENSE COUNCIL efforts have been made to secure a

cf minimum wages in workshops, department Track Prospects Bright.Whjle ership of Professor Marks it was developed copy of the Constitution without results -

stores and factories (constitutionality \ at Inverness Mr. Wilkinson into what many considered a President A. A. Mnrphree, at the until very recently, when we

conceded The time looked over the high school track band as good as any .ever organized request of Governor Catts, met with received a copy from "Tennessee." : '

for the try-out has been set for dthletes. He says that Inverness on this campus. other patriotic citizens of Florida at This was: written into the records of

Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p. m. in High School has: a. man who, in his The men who will make the tripto the Chamber of Commerce rooms, the Council as it should have been

the chapel. Any man is eligible whois opinion* will carry off individual hon- Fort Myers with Professor Jacksonville, Florida, Feb. 15th, in done last year.

taking? at least two-thirds of a ors at the state high school track: Marks are as follows: order to reorganize and perfect the It was necessary to have a copy

course leading to a regular degree, and Held meet to he held here April Levis, Knowles, Gregory, H. J?. Council of State Defense. While in of the Constitution to present the

and is registered for the same. ISth. The boys there are taking Smith, A. T. Brown, Percival, L. V. Jacksonville, Dr. Mnrphree will also rights of the University and to object ;.

Florida must be represented by great interest in their track work and, Smith. Holly, Nelson Wakefield, meet with the Summer School Boardin to any walking upon by .tire

believes Street Hardt Skinner order to select the members of the other parties to this agreement. Hi,
four men, two on the affirmative side with training, Mr. Wilkinson Granberry,

. of the above question, and two on the they will make a good showing Gardner Cannon, Steers, Pratt, faculties for the approaching OD the Debating Council blindly. object*

(Continued on page 3) against the other state schools. Zeder, LaFontisee, Galt, Wilson. of the summer schools. (Continued on page 2)



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e But the Council's plea that their j
1: THE FLORIDA ALLIGATOR inactivity was due to the lack of the SEMINOLE

constitution is merely a confession of HOTEL

pitiful inefficiency and can have no
S. STEIN Editor in Chief validity. The present CounVnl has at JACKSONVILLEFLORIDA'S

SETH CLARKSONManaging Editor no time labored under any disabilityas
DEWEY DYE......Asst. MBS. Editor compared with that of last year. MOST POPULAR HOTEL

LOFTON BROWN,._.__.T/xal Editor The council organized Nov.
present .1.1i
J. W. DALTON......Athletic Editor 23 while the previous council did not |T University of Florida's Jacksonville Headquarters

K. C. HITCHCOCK ....Exchange Editor organize until Nov. 29. The present
F
from $L50
Rates up
:; Business Department council on convening found the intercollegiate i

P. 1L DE VANE . ..Manager debates already nego- J. B. POUND, President CHAS. G. DAY, Manager J. RUSSELL PETERS, Asst. Mgr.

,, I). V. ROUSE..CIrcula.t1on Mgr. tiated. The Council of last year corresponded -

t with eight universities before --
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Entered as second-class matter, I completing negotiations for the -
it September 28, 1912 at the postoffice i Tri-angnlar Debating League. Plainly Of the financial arrangements a

at Gainesville, Fla, under the Act off i the present council started with point on which the unofficial communication NICK DAMATO
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t a, March 34,1879. .an easier path and a better chance affects a blissful ignorance, the

I to make good than the previous one. less said the better. It is sufficient to High Grade TailorNext
Place all communications and news that the Chairman of the council
note
:Yet here are some dates which are Store MONEY,\ TO LOAN
= items in boxes designated for that interesting as efficiencyindicators.Last has not yet submitted to his societyfor to McCoIIum' Drug

purpose in Peabody and Language approval the tentative plan on Fellows spring-summer line is
,, ,< year the preliminaries were held ,my /
Hafs.i which the council decided over a in. Come and se as.
Feb. 22, while this year they will not
The month ago. The members from the Uncle Moses Edelstein
Rate-The Florida Alligator, $LOO. be held until March 14. magic CLEANING, PRESSINGAND
consisted merely in this: The Council Peabody and the Benton Engineering

h } of last year, desirous of obtainingthe Society, who happened to be absent REPAIRINGPhone

aI constitution at once so as to save from the meeting at which the plan 511

I I EDITORIALOur I valuable time, telegraphed for it. It was adopted, were not informed of

was sent immediately. If, due per- the action and as a consequence their
haps to some disturbance of the mailsat societies are still in ignorance of it.
First Offering.
ths time not tfnlikely their :request It would not have been amiss had
"
It would seem almost a law of war II WILEY H. BURFORD I
went unanswered the only :recourse someone informed them.
that the best fall first It is then not than I SOCIETYGEORGE 1
of the present debating coun- Can anything be more evident
U that Burford be
unfitting Wiley IL
cil seems' to have been to wait pa- that the affairs of the council have Lieutenant Wiley Harolson Bur-
U. F.'s first to the of
offering cause
tiently. Those who can offer such a been grossly mismanaged this year? ford, a student in the Law College OBERHOLTZERHOST

humanity.The puerile excuse as this may well be The man responsible may be well- last year, was killed in action in AT INFORMAL
is close
war suddenly brought
accorded all the sympathy and pity meaning, amiable, a good fellow. Yet France a short time ago, after an
to The terrible has be-
us. carnage for which they plead.In the plain record of facts makes a absence from the University of not Mr. George Oberholtzer entertained -
t: j ; come vivid and real. A true friend
1 has been torn from our side and we what way could the loss of.the definite step imperative on him-a quite one year. a number of friends Wednesday
I I' 3 3k conscious of void. constitution have affected the actionof step in the best interests of U. F. Notice of his death was receivedby evening at an informal dance at his
are a
k As far as a splendid intelligenceand the debating council That it debating. For there is work yet to his father, CoL R. A. Burford, residence on the Experiment Status

personality and character can could prevent them from knowing at be-done this year. Ocala, on Saturday, but the circum- farm. Those present were: Misses

1 take a man he might have gone. what date queries should be sub- Let the argument end. The Council stances of it, besides the fact that Anna May Hawkins, Ethel Marri,

: Where performance of duty was the mitted to the other members of the have presented their side of the ques- he was killed in military action, were Willie Ellis, Mildred Nathragel, Ruby
admit. But that tion; the student body thru the Alli- not given.
Leaguewe readily
requisite, his ascendancy was assur- Newhall, Geneva Frost, Rebecca
> information at hand from another gator have presented theirs. The Lieutenant Burford was born in
ed. He assayed the diverse roles of was Frost, Blanche Rollins and Grace
The fact is that the council facts speak plainly. All are free to Ocala where his family home still is
student and soldier with equal and source. Claxon; Messrs. Julius Matz, Theron
conspicuous success. He would have received a letter dated NOT 28, 1917, judge. on October 31, 1893. He went to the Hall H. L. Dozier, H. C. Young, W.

'I aimed high and achieved greatly. containing the queries selected by Ocala public schools and after grad- E. Stone and Paul Hayman.U. .
;, Not the least of his qualities was South Carolina and asking that ours THE COUNCIL SAYS uation from high school attended

an indescribable kindliness of spirit. be forwarded at an early date. This THAT CLAUDE WAS Princeton University where he grad- F. PROFESSORS GIVE

Florida has lost a son who promised surely made clear and unmistakablethe AUTOINTOXICATEDContinued uated with the degree of Litt. B., in LECTURES AT PENSACOLA

r great things. In a sense that very point on which there might 1916. In the fall of that year he en-

promise had been realized. have been some doubt. And yet the ( from page 1) tered the U. F. law schooL His Dean H. W. Cox of the Teachers'

!+. : When such as he fall one is moved Florida queries were not selected until ed to the treatment accorded us in a ability as a student was remarkable, College, assisted by Dr. J. L. Falk of

t to exclaim, Why? Why was the mad Jan. 15, 1918, after a delay of six manner contrary to the terms of the and he averaged over 94 per cent for the same faculty, held a three days'

war started and why does it still go weeks. This was the first and fatal contract then Florida University to the entire school year. institute at Pensacola last week for

,; on? Why are the choicest called to neglect. U. of Tennessee and U. of which 3Ir. Ogilrie has declared his He was interested in school activi- the teachers of Escambia County.
'f. make the sacrifice? South Carolina in the absence of ties and served one term as presi-
supreme love, and for whom Mr. Stein has The program was made up almost en-
4M L Democracy is being bought dearly. queries from U. F. selected one rhetorically condemned his own negligence dent of the John Marshall Debating tirely of lectures by these two edu

Yet he fell in the noblest cause among themselves and commenced would have merited the Society. He made the inter-collegiate eators.

l ; that has ever been fought. He gave work. Here is one case where if U. F. terms "sorehead" and "slacker." Mr. debating team, and with Leslie J. An-

his life that the Moloch of Potsdam was walked on, it was because the Stein has forgot his negligent serviceto derson, won for Florida a forensic IN WHICH ONE MEMBEROF

tiy: may be exterminated and that humanity debating council was asleep at the the University as Secretary of the victory over the University of South THE COUNCIL TAKES A

may live. switch. Debating Council. His Uriah Heep Carolina debators. He was a mem- FLYER IN PSYCHOLOGY.

Willingly he offered himself on the However a second blunder, no less conduct in now attempting to assail ber of the Kappa Alpha fraternity,

altar of a truer democracy and an fatal perhaps, was to follow. The U. the Debating Council when he, himself the Serpent Ribbon Society and the "Psychologists tell us that one can

enduring peace. F. Debating Council received a letter is responsible, is truly a misapplication Cooley Club. center his attention upon one idea

from U. of Tennessee dated Jan. 25, of rare literary ability, He received his commission as lieu- until he suggests to himself an hyp-

r The End of the Argument. 1918, and explaining the situation. and a mean effort at the art of camou tenant at the first officers' training notic state of mind. Such is called

When in the previous issue of the Therein they stated that they had flage. camp at Ft. McPherson, Ga. autointoxication.From ."

4.. Alligator the Debating Council was already been at work a month feeling The mistreatment referred to, the pen of the inspired
i called: to account for its policy of inaction confident that S. C. who had taken about which Mr. Ogilvie and Mr. Senior Resolutions. rhetorician of the- Debating Council

II no attempt was made to start the initiative, would inform us of the Stein have a blurred impression is Yielding submissively to the will This statement is most alarming to

: a controversy. Nor was the accusation query selected. It was evident at that South Carolina proposed a sub- of our Almighty Father and realiz- students of psychology. Psychologists

-t as personal as it might well have this point that whether intentionallyor ject to Tennessee who favored the ing that He doeth everything for our are also apt to sit up and take

been. The desire was simply to has- not U. F. had been treated unfairly. subject but not the wording and &p good, although the grief seems at notice at the calm assertion. Probably }-

ten action absolutely essential to the The two other universities had requested "So (th Carolina" to :reword times almost unbearable, yet since the learned gentleman who

interests of U. F. thru the mediumof been working on the debate a month the statement. This was done God in his infinite wisdom and gra- speaks from such a depth of technical -

publicity. Out of regard for certain while U. F. did not even know the and "Tennessee" and "South Caro ciousness has called from us and this knowledge merely tapped the

{ more responsible members of the query. Here again action on the lina" started to work. Neither of world of strife and turmoil to a better wrong keys and got "Psychology

t Council the more damning details part of our debating council was not those two schools notified the Debat- home, Wiley Burford, our loved former instead of "Physiology."

were withheld. contingent on possession of the Con- ing Council "Florida" as to the president and class mate, whoso Auto-intoxication is a thing that

Unfortunately the Debating Council stitution. The constitution might preference of Tennessee before the nobly and willingly at the first should not be blamed on the poor
in its unofficial reply (which we provide that two of the three univer-
subject was reworded or afterward call of his country stepped forth to psychologists. Heaven forbid! We
are nevertheless glad to accord our sities might choose the query to suit until those two schools had been at .sacrifice his life that the liberty and refrain from printing our own definition
attention) has not seen fit to adopta themselves but it
could
not possibly work on the subject some two weeks. freedom of mankind may ever sur- of the word and simply quote
similar attitude but has attemptedto provide that they proceed with workon The proper steps to take to defend .vive and not die, therefore we, the Webster:
shield itself by impugning the honesty the debate while the third
keeping
4 I this University were unknown the Senior law class of the Universityof "Auto-intoxication n [auto-intoxi- :
of the editor's motives in pre- party in ignorance of the query. At Constitution not being at hand. Our Florida wish to extend to Wiley's cation] (Med.) Poisoning, or the

senting the charges, at the same this stage two definite courses were fault was in not consulting Mr. .dearest ones our heartfelt sympathy state of being poisoned, from toxic
time accusing him of ignorance of to the council. the
debating If
open Stein.It in this their substances
hour
of grief and par- produced within the body;
I the actual truth of the matter.
query was not to their lacking and if
has been urged that the interso- take with them the sorrow that cuts autotoxaemia."
Strike whom it may, we regret that they considered that the other
universities -
ciety debates should have been start- deeper than the keenest edge. Now it may just be that Mr. Ogilviewas
in self-defense and in justice to the
had too
great an advantage, ed. The present Debating Council Senior Law Class, in that unhappy condition at the -
Council we are forced to be more explicit they had and
.. a good sufficient reason has thot it to be to the best interests University of Florida time he penned his now. famous
Here are the cold facts as for rejecting it. If on the other hand
of the University to start the inter- LACY MAHON, Pres. epistle to the last issue of the Alli
gathered from the minutes and cor- they were willing to make the best
e collegiate debate before the contests gator. He however, denies this to be
respondence of the Council. of bad. situation
a they should have
between the societies, which would RESOLUTIONS the case and insists that as he wrotehe
First, a word of explanation as regards accepted at once thus giving the debaters
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detract interest and effort from the was enjoying perfect health-exercising
the missing constitution of the
of the
chance
university a to
intercollegiate debate. We trust our Whereas, Almighty God by His unfathomable daily and eating hearty
Tri-angular Debating It
League.
was begin work at once. Again there followed -
f in the possession of C. E. Chillings- arrangement will prove satisfactory.The decree has taken from meals. Certainly his letter soundedtoo
delay and vacillation. Two
worth chairman of last year's coun- whole weeks were wasted. Debating-Council is for the Uni- this life into His Kingdom of Glorythe vigorous for an intoxicated per-
cil who when Finally, versity of Florida first, and the societies beloved son and brother the son to have written it.
the
leaving
campus in a meeting on Feb. 16, the day after brave
neglected to have it carefully put Mr. Ogflvie's famous letter appearedin second.DEBATING soldier, the faithful friend
aside. The secretary did not inscribe the Alligator the COUNCIL. Lieut. Wiley H. Burford; and Kappa Alpha; That we do extend to
tt query was accepted -
the constitution in the records be- There was absolutely nothingto A member of the Council stated Whereas we, his fraternity brothers his father and mother, sisters and ;

1 jvJ cause he was not so enjoined by the have prevented its acceptance two that nearly four hours were used in having known the graces of his brothers, our sincere and heart-felt :

? Council. Moreover, he was not and weeks ago. As the Alligator goes to composing this. personality, the brightness of his sympathy for a grief that cannot be

is not aware that such action is cus press the student body have not yet intellect, and the beauty and nobilitYof allayed even by the glory of his end;

I tomary. At least two campus or- been informed of the acceptance. U. The Benton his spirit, realize most poignantly andBe
i Engineering Society, at the greatness of the loss and
the
Farr over it
: ganizations-the Literary Society F.'s efficient debating council has its last further resolved that a copy
and the pre- weekly meeting, enjoyed an whelming sorrow that his loved of this -:
Inter-Fraternity Con- sented the University with handi- ones resolution be sent to his family
a interesting talk
: on "Patent Law As
r,, ference-do not have their constitution cap of 5 weeks that may well prove Used "by Engineers." This talk are suffering; and that it also be published in |i''
inserted in the records. decisive. was- Therefore; Be it resolved by the the Florida Alligator, the Ocala Banes I
given by Professor Foster. members of the Beta Zeta
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vile several days this week on bus- ladies: Miss Gladys McKinnon of.

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G. E. Nelson, a former U. F. stu- Gobert and Louise Walker of Mil-

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The Pinochle and Fantan Club held tent judges. All necessary expensesof -
travel and hotel bills are met by k'
a meeting Saturday night in SectionD
the student-body thru their respec-
Thomas. tive debating societies. The debat- '
Fitzhugh Lee left Sunday morningfor Furniture Co zk
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Miami where he will be examinedfor
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L. Bridges and L. B. Saunders have our reputation as debators to

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P. Jernigan spent Saturday and South Carolina that we are not i

Sunday with his folks at Glen Saint to be beaten even by apparently underhanded GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
Mary. methods.

Our inter-society debates have also .
Willie Roberts left school Wednes- .
the attention of the
received Coun-
day in response to the draft call.J. .
cil. The schedule is -as follows: first
W. Scofield's brother and few
friends from Inverness paid him a preliminary, Benton Engineering So- There is only one kind of Glasses for YOUR vision and
a
ciety vs. Agricultural Club, Friday,
visit Sunday afternoon.H. that is the
March 22, 7:30 p. m.; second prelimi-
R. Connell left last week 'to take nary, Farr Literary Society vs. John ABSOLUTELY CORRECTWe
the physical examination for admis- Marshall Debating Society, Monday,

sion to the Aviation Corps.G. March 25, 7:30 p. m.; the semi-final, grind all lenses used in our prescription work. No delay.

C. Battle spent the week-end Peabody Club vs. winner'of one of the .

with his parents at Sorrento. preliminaries, Monday, April 15,
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safely in Italy. Mr. Embry is in the preliminary, Monday, May 6, 7:30p.
service as an aviator.Mr. m. In the two preliminaries, the
Benton Engineering Society and the
Guy Spain visited the Uni-
Farr Literary Society, respectively,
versity last week in the interests of R. W.THOMAS Treasurer O. H. THOMAS Secretary
F. THOMAS.President
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He is here frequently on bos- debate, and their opponents, respec- The Thomas Company Inc
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Mr. L. Russell' Warner, who has In the two preliminaries, each HARDWARE IMPLEMENTS SEED '

been acting as assistant nursery inspector team is to consist of two members Gainesville Fla.
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reading illustrating Western de- they will provide substitutes in case
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among the Seminoles in Florida, gavea the intersociety contests in case he
very graphic talk on the Seminole; fails to make the intercollegiateteam.
his mode of living, his attitude toward .
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compared with the progress of the with the action of the De
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college. student body' in matters of debate, B. COLSON, President

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a Vol. X ____ University of Florida, Gainesville, Wednesdayr F ebruary 20, 1918 No. 19 --------------DEBATING COUNiL A T LAST REPORTS TRIANGLE SUBJECT CREA TION OF WAGE BOARDS WITH POWER TO ESTABLISH MINIMUMlS IN DEPARTMENT STORES. ETC., THE QUBSTION. COUNCIL IGNORANT OF IT Fact Was IDisclosed to U. F. Council after Tlennessee Had Started Preparationa-DItd Not Meet Florida's Approsa!. 'Resolbed, that the several states should create wag. beards with the power to establish schedules of amnaunt wages in workshops, department stores and factories (constitution. ality conceded)" will be the subject for the 1918 triangular debate between It F. and the Universities of Tennessee and South Carolina. This was learned from the report of Secretary Hitchcock of the Universitv IDebatmng Council, the announcemient being made after two mneetings of the Council held since It apptai aDCe of ldst weeksitAiliThe r 'urt follows: I urimg the past month, the Debitig u'unieil has found itself confrortedi lh a '. ry serious question in yegai It I t mtter of inter-collcgnatec debate, iid upon which it has, after mulh ielhcration finally decided. The natuic of the problem was as follows: During the latter part of January. the Debatmng Council learned from the University of Tennessee, that the question for inter-collegiate debate had been dcided nearly a month befort btween themselves anti the lnnIty of South Carolina. Tennetwee supposedI that, since South Caroln ht ad taken the initiative in getrne the question for debate deecud. iihei had notified us of the proreedgs, tnd results. It we mi reply to our letter to Tenn-ein which we submitted a list of juistions for debate, that the tih'; ino,,ed facts were disclosed. In other words, not only has the (juestitn been decided without our approsI. but we were, for nearly a mon bke1,t ignorant of the fact that it ILW htin decided. In regard to tie iist couit, it appears from our recet t re cived contract that two mi mcDrs if the triangle ha' e the pi\n, Ii I ic de the question for they art a majority. Then too, the others flivptidl la>I and LA! a tiuit mIde ittuhn futr 'lie So0U tii thn iluestion we proposed V ( ntCS t. that w;ork time (arc the rOls 'ed upo: all lmna for But it is upon the Debating Council protest, for we of much valuable n the debate, at owing Tennessee to get an unfair ----------. -. __ CARD OP THANKS to the may;fiens forthe symbrother, Daniel Perkins Smith, Jr,. Florida Alpha Omega Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. 110 UNDECLASSME MAKE FIRST PAYMENT Fat Sumi Already Been Subscribed to Seminole by Sophs and Freahies-~ph to Sched_tile Arranged. It wa none udyta n hundred and ten underclassme ad already paid to the manager of the Seminole at least one dollar apiece as first installment on the purchase price of the annual and that twentyfive more had promised to pay sim,lar amounts within a short while. With the si dollar assessments of the Juniors and Seniors arranged for, the financial success of the annual becomes more and more a probability, in the opinion of its managersEditor Bailey is arranging a scheduile for the taking of photographs. When it is announced it will be important for everyone to hear it as the pictures are to be for the most part group photographs and only one sitting will be held. "The book will contain fully two hundred pages," said Bailey, Sunday. "and it will be bound in a better covering than last vear's annual was. WVe hope to be able to reduce the price from three dollars to two dollars and fifty cents, but that can't be de-. cided on till later." The following appointments to the Seminole staff from the Junior class have been made: Toni Palmer, assistant editor; .J. W. Dalton, assistant business manager; A. B. Crosby, assistant art editor; J. R. Cowsert, a> sistant local editor. nients fill the stat! strength. OMENN IN SUBJECT BEFORE M T to hese appointits full war WAR WORK" OF PAPER READ EETINGI OF AG CLUB The last meeting of the Agriculturad Club was replete with interest. Mr. G. C. Roberts read a paper entitled WVomen in War Work." Another paper was g~ven by Mr. G. W. Albriht Th sbjet was: ~Rais'ng bate was: "Resolved, That a Minimium Wage for Agricultural Labor Should he Fixed by Law." The closing feature of the Club MINSTREL SHOW IS TO BE DISCONTINUED SAY U. F. AUTHORITIES ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PRAC-. TICALLY THE ONLY STUDENT DRAMATIC ATTEMPT WILL IBE REPLACED BY GLEE CLUB. FINANCIAL FAILURE IN '17' Show Lost Hundred to Hundred and Fifty Dollars Last Year-1918 Production Novelty Show. The University minstrel show, which for years has been one of the most prominent and most popular student activities here, will be discontinued this year, in all probability, according to a statement by one of the faculty members who is in a po sition to know The chief reason stated I or the abandonment of the annual custom of staging a minstrel and touring the state with it is a financial one, the pe t not having made money n tween one hundred and one hundred I and fifty dollars last year. The Glee Club, given new life wnder the direction of Dr J1. W. Chapman, prom ses to ing in 1918, and an excellen ill be used t sho to ti the place of the instrel. The c. will offer a program here in Gain il~e before attenmpting a road ti and if successful will probably tl a small circuit of west Florida cit, The performance will be a nove show, but along more refined lii than the minstrel, rminus the bla face comedy and gaudy costuming the productions of former years. will Jprobably carry with it part ake hub es)ur Vs. Ity nies of It of the University band, and the recent-: I; organized Mandolin Club. If the Glee Club performance turns out to be as goo(I as predicted by its leader and members a tour will be a more effectne advertisement for the University than the minstrel has been U. F. BAD OE TO FT. MYERS FETE More Than a score of Univ er-. sity Musicians Will Furnish Music For "La ('onquista de Florida." The Unitersity Band left yester-.
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TI! F LORIDA AllIATO a. STEIN .-.Editor mn Cludf SETH CLARXSON Managing Editor DEWEY DYE.Asst. flg. Editor LOFTON BROWS--LclEio L C. HITCHCOCK_ _Exchange Editor V. D It V. ~iuageDepartt DE VANE. ...Manager ROUSE.Circulation Mar. Entered as second-class matter, Setemher 28, 1912, at the poatoffice at Gainesville, Fia., under the Act of March 3d, 18'79-. Place .11 communications and news items in boxes designated f or that purpose in Peabody and Language Rate-The Florida Alligator, $1.00. IEITORIAL Our First Offering. It would sein almost a law of war that the best fall first. It is then not unfittng that Wiley H. Burford be U. F's first offerng to the canse of The war is suddenly brought close to us. The terrible carnage has become vivid and real. A true friend has been torn from our side and we are conscious of a void. As far as a splendid intelligence and personality and character can take a man, ht might have gone. Whore performance of duty was the requisite, his ascendancy was assured. He assased the diverse roles of student and soldier with equal and conspicuous success. He nould have aimed high and achieved greatly. Not the least of his qualities was an indescribable kindliness of spirit. Flonda has lost a son who promised great things. In a sense that promise had been realized. When such as he fall one is moved to exclaim, Why? Why was the mad war started and why does it still go on? Why are the choicest called to make the supreme sacrifice? Democracy is being bought dearly. Yet he fell in the -nohlest cause that has e'er been fought. He gave his life that the Moloch of Potsdazn may be exterminated and that humanity may live. WIlingIy he offered himself on the altar of a truer democracy and an enduring peace. The End of the Argument. When in the pre' ~us issue of the Alligator the Debat rog Council was called to account for xts policy of inaction, no attempt wa' made to start controversy. Nor xwas the accusation as personal as it might well have been. The desire wi:, simply to hasten action absolutely resential to the interests of U F. thru the medmm of publicity. Out of regard for certain Diore responsible members of the Council the more damning details were withheldUnfortunately the [Drbating Coun-. cil in its unofficial rtjiy Iwhich we are nevertheless glad to accord oar attention I has not setn fit to adopt a similar attitude but has attempted to shield itself by impugning the honestv of the editor's motives in preseining the charges. at the same time accusmng hum of ignorance of the actual truth ofth i,nntr,-r But the Council's pies that their inactivity was due to the lack of the eonstitution is merely a confensioni of pitiful ineffiiency and can have no validity. The present Conilcil has at no time labored under ay disability as compared with that of last year. org amze until Nov. council on con'enm ternollegiate debates diated. The Council responded with eight fore completing negu Tri-angular Debating ly the present an easier path 9. The present g ,found the inalready negoof last year corunivensities be,tiations for the League. Plaincouncil and.a started with better chance to make good than the previous one. Yet here are some datas which ane interesting as exnciency-indiators. Last year the preliminaries were held Feb. 22, while this year they will not be held until March 14The magic consisted merely in this: The Council of last year, desirous of obtaining the constitution at once so as to save valuable time, telegraphed for it. It was sent immediately. If, due perhaps to some disturbance of the mails at ta.s tine not dnhkely, their request twent-unanswered, the only recourse of the present debating councii se -mn to have been to wait pabientl> Those who can otTer such a puerile excuse as this may well be accorded all the sympathy and pity for hich they plead. In what way could the constitution have affected loss the of the debating council? could prevent them from ki what date qtres should mittcd to the other membe League we readily admit. inforraton was at hand froi souLs The fact is that t received a letter dated Nov containing the queries sel South Carolina and asking be forwarded at an early d~ of the action Tlat owing be s rs of But t m anot he cou 2S, 19 acted that o ate. T1 it at ubthe hat her ncii 1l7, by rns his surely made clear and unmistakable the very point on which there might have been some doubt. And yet the Flornda queries were not selected until Jan. 15, 1918, after a delay of six weeks. This was the first and fatal neglect. U:. of Tennessee and U. of South Carolina in the absence of: quernes from U. F. selected one among themselves and commenced Work. Here is one case where if U F. was walked on, it was because the debating council was asleep at the switch. However, a second blunder, no less fatal perhaps, was to follow The U. F. Debating Council received a letter [from if. of Tennessee dated Jan. 25, 191$, and explainig the situation. Therein they stated that they had already been at work a month, feeling confident that S C who had taken the initiative, would inform us of the luery selected. It was evident at th.s point that whether intentionally onot UF had been treated unfairIv The two other urn' ersities had been working on the debate a month while U F. did not even knjw the 'guery Here, again, action on the part of our debating council was not contingent on possession of the Constitution The constitution might provide that two of the three univer,ities might choose the query to suit themselves but it could not possibly provide that they proceed with work ion the debate while keeping the third party in ignorance of the query. At :his stne two definite courses were jpen to the debating council, If the HOTEL J ACKSON VILLE FLORIDA 'S MOST POPULAR HOTEL F Rates from $1.50 up J. B. POUND, President Of the financial .rrangenents. a point on which the unoffcial comumcation 1 ects a blisfu ignrac, th less said the better. It is suffcient to not, that the Chairman of the coimcil has not yet submitted to his society for approval the tentative plan on which the council decided over a month ago. The member, from the Peabody and the Benton Engineering Society, who happened to be absent from the meeting at which the plan was adopted, were not informed of the action and as a consequence their societies are still ii ignorance of it. It ,would not have been amiss had someone informed them. Can anything be more evident than that the affairs of the council have been grossly mismanaged this yearly The man responsible may be wellmeaning, amiable, a good fellow. Yet the plain record of facts makes a definte step imperative on hi-a step mn the best interests of U. F. debating. For there is work yet to be done this year-. Let the argument end. The Council has e presented their side of the question; the student body thru the Aligator have presented theirs. The facts speak plainly. All are free to judge-. THE COUNCIL SAYS THAT CLAUDE WAS AUTO-INTOXICATED (Continued from page 1) ed to the treatment accorded us m a manner contrary to the terms of contract then Florida University which Mr. Ogilvie has declared love. and for whom Mr. Stein rhetoncally condemned his own lgence, would have merited terms "sorehead" and "slacker." Stein has forgot his negligent ser to the University as Secretary of Debating Council i conduct in now attem] :re Debatmng Council ,ecf. is responsible, is 4'ation of rare Ii .1a mean effort at th4 The mistreatment ,IbJUt which Mr Ogil Stemn ha'e a blurred the ,*to his has the Mr. Vice the s Urnah Heep pting to assail when he, himtruly a iris_terary ability, e art of camoureferred to, vie and Mr. impression, is that South Carolina proposed a sub.jet to Tennessee who favored the -jbjrct but not the wording, and so -muested "Sotih Carolina" to re. wuri the statement. This was done arl Tennessee" and "South Caro-. Ina' started to w.ork. Neither of tihose tWt, schools notified the flebatrN toancil of "Florida" as to the preference of Tennessee before the subject was rew.orded or afterward until those two schools had been at work on the subject some two weeks. The proper steps to take to defend this University were unknown, the Constitution not being at hand. Our fault was in not consulting Mr. Sten. CHAR. G, DAY, Manager NICK DAMATO High Grade Tailor Naxt to McColuin s Drug Score Fellows, my spring-Summer line in. Come and se iflJ. R USSELL PETER,. MONE' I0O is CLEANING, PRESSING AND REPAIRING Phone 511 I WILEY H. BURFORD Lieutenant Wiley Harolson Burford, a student in the Law College last year. was killed in action in France a short time ago! after an absence from the Uruversity of not quite one year. Notice of his death was received by his father, Col. R.A. Biiord, Ocala, on Saturday, but the circunstances of it, besides the fact that he was killed mn military action, were not given. Lieutenant Burford was hen in Ocala, where his famuyv home still is. on October 31. 1593. He went to the Ocala pubbc schools and after graduation from high school attended Prinfeet on uated wit 1916. In tred the ability as and he a' the entire He was ties and University where he gr h the degree of Litt, B, the fall of that year he U. F. law school. a student was remarka eraged over 94 per cent school year. interested in school act served one term as pr in enHis ble. for Si esident of the John Marshall Drbating Society. He made the mnter-colieglate debating team, and with Leslie J Anderson, won for Florida a forensic victory over the University of South Carolina debators. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, the Serpent Rtbbon Society and the Cooley Club. He received his commission as lieutenant at the first officers' trading camp at Ft. McPherson, Ga. Senior Resolutions. Yielding submissively to the will of our Almighty Father and realiz-. mng that He doeth everything for our good, although the grief seems at times almost unbearable, yet smnee God in his infinite wisdom and gracIousness has called from us and thts world of strife and tujrmoil to a better home. Wiley Burford, our loved foriner president and class mate, who so nobly and willingly at the first call of his country stepped forth to sacrifice his 1ife that the liberty and freedom of mankind may ever sur'-ive and not die, therefore we, the Senior law class of the University of Florida wish to extend to Wiley's dearest ones our heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of gref and parL'nl oe GEORGE A~> lr '_. Pit0 E OHERHOII ZL HOST UI I Mr George O)berz. ed a number 0f fr-e. evening at an ifOrm residence on the E~xp r farm. Those presers Arnna May Hawkirs. Willhe Ellis. Mildred N> Newhal, Geneva E-r F rost Bldnche Ruth>, \la resr-ja Hai. HL L Dozier. H E Stone IRMtL I and Paul Hayx. U. F. PROFESSORS G .ECTURES ArT I\ F P'E Dean H WV Ccx Af tollege. assisted by Dr J L the same faculty, hrlu .-e mnstltutt at Ptnsacula l. _the teachers of Esca:) The program was mra e r&, ti' !rtures be tz a IN .-~' o -a SHICHtINE MIE~IlI-R (IF THE COt N( II. T ik E FLYER IN PM 4 10 i(, "Psyc hologists tell u, Sent r K s attent:ion a until ke suggests t i nlotit state of mind auto -mint aIatt i." -From the pen ofrhetorician of the Deb: Thts statement is m; n --. students of ps.cho og. gits are also apt to notice at the calm asarz abu the learned sti speaks from such a ; -. cal knowledge mere.,wrong keys and ge-i instead of "Physijlgy Auto-inzoxicaticn s a -. should not be blame -. psychologists. Hleas en f refrain from prnnn our nition of the word. ani Ve b Ster "Autortoxicauon -cation] Mod., Pt,>: state of being poisurH* substances produced wet'V XX N' -5S. t C Umivenflty .1 Floridt'e SackueauiI HeadqUartr --S O-----T----.----------.s a

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PERSONAL ITEMS rile several days this week iness for the Seminole. G. E. dent of camp"3 jag at aonNelson, a former U. P. bt,the class of '16, was on the Sunday. Nelson is in trainCamp Hancock, Augusta. Ga. D. V. Reuse having passed physical examination at Tanmpa turned to work last week. the reK. Blackwell, who has been in infirnary with measles for sevdays, is out again. Bud Beville is with his folks .t spending the Fort Myes. Westmoreland went Sunday withso "blu G. L. Upchurch spend a few days Jacksonville. left with violetRoo week picking which Saturday his folks to at Leo Kitchen of the Class of '19 who ise no orderely to General Tyson, at January 8. The B~andl had quite an unexpected audtenut from town at its open air practice In front of Language Hall Sunday afternoon. Cleions Clark an Schneider went hunting last Thursday afternoon on arm of Payne's prairie. They brought ba4k a fine bunch of wild ducks. The Pinochle and a meeting Saturday DToms Fity for Mi for & Corps. R.1 spent Hug Lee I .anu where I(dmissIon left he to Fantan Club held night in Section Sunday will be the L.Bridges and L. B. the week-end at home morning examined Aviation Saunders in Ocala. W. P. Jernigan spent Saturday and Sunday with his folks at Glen Saint Mary. Willie Roberts left school Wednesday in response to the draft call. J. W. Scofield's brother and a few friends from Inverness paid him a visit Sunday afternoon. H. R. Connell left last week to take the physical examination for admission to the Aviation Corps. G C. Battle spent the week-end with his parents at Sorrento, Word has been received from Ed-. Win Enmbry, '15, that he has arrived safely In Italy. Mr. Embry is in the service as an aviator. Mr. Guy Spain visited the University last week in the interests of Ginn and Company, Atlanta publishers lHt is here frequently onbaMr. L. Russell Warner, who has been acting as assistant nursery inSpector of the State Plant Hoard, will sail for Cuba next Monday in order to take part in work against the boll weevil pest in that country. This is being done in order to protect Florid., from the inroads of this pest. W. K S. LUCKERSON TELLS I'E t110DY CLUB OF WORK AMONG SEMINOLE INDIANS S. A. E. DANCE-. florida Upsilon of Sigma Alpha Epsilon celebrated the memory of the great Saint Valentine quite appopriately with a dance at the Elks' Brunswick, Ga., and Missea Bess Gobert and Louise Walker of MUlledgeville, Ga. The patriotic strains of "America Here's My Boy" were heard at nine and the dance was on. The hail was decorated in red and white in honor of King Cupid. During the evening delicious fruit punch was served which was greatly enjoyed as was the music rendered by the University Orchestra. The dance was a program affair and the eighteenth dance ended after one o'clock. The chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Coien, Mr. an Mrs. Fletcher Burnett and Coach The ladies present besides the honor guests, were Misses Marjorie Cannon, Eleanor Crom,, Vivian Futch, Jessie Bishop, Ottie Gray, Eva Futch, Jessie and Edna Earl Chesnut, Nettie Richardson, Fred Bird, Katherine Hawkins, Clyde Boring, Hlessie Bobbit, Mary Coburn, Alberta Morgan, Edith Parker, Ellen Stripling, Louise Flemming and Florence Coribear. DEBATING COUNCIL AT LAST |REPORTS TRIANGLE SUBJECT nega the tent of t the tive (Continued tiVe. They from page will he sel night of the try-out by judges. All necessary e ravel and hotel bills are student-body thru their Council urgs eery ma University that h~ soever by way of ment to prepare f have our reputat maintain. Let and South Caroli, to be beaten even derhanded method Let every Rat knew by beant the list of these advertisers T ON IGOHT A N D E VE R Y High Class Motion Lyric You~r United Two N IGOHT Pictures Theater IPatronage Invitecd Shoe well Crossett, Known Store Brands Educator University Avenue. next to Busy Bazaar When you want H-ardware EBAIRD has it Reach's Football Goods, Wright & Ditson Tennis Rackets and Athletic Gxxls, Eastman IKodaks and Supplies, Reach's Baseball Goods, Louisville Slugger Bats all latest models. Remington, U. M. C. and Winchester Ammunition. Remington and Automatic Pump Guns. Remember we carry as complete a stock as money can buy. WHOLESALE BA IR D acted cOmpexpenses met by respecdeat is any talent whatoratory and arguor this try-out. We ion as debators to Is show Tennessee na that we are not' by apparently unOur inter-.society debates have also received the attention of the Council. The schedule is as follows: first preliminary, Benton Engineering Society vs. Agricultural Club, Friday, March 22. 7:30 p. in.; second preliminary, Farn Literary Society vs. John Marshall Debating Society, Monday, March 25, 7:30 p. in.; the semi-final, Peabody Club vs. winner of one of the preliminaries, Monday, April 15, .7:30 p. mn.; and the final, winner of the semi-final vs. winner of the other preliminary, Monday, May 6. 7:30 p. in. In the two preliminaries, the Benton Engineering Society and the Fanr Literary Society, respectively, have the choice of the question for tivlythe choie of side prefer b thnm the two preliminaries, each team is to consist of two members each. No student can participate in these inter-society debates for more than tree years andnever moeethan which he may become a member. Another very important ruling is that no one can participate in both the inter-collcgiate and inter-society debates in the same year. 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