Student Describes Florida Sun And Night Life
By PAUL ZIMMERMAN
Assistant Managing Editor
On Arril 6 tome strange sight. were seen on the
These some antics were repeated on campus in many
parts of the United States at about the same time.
All (he furor mas caused by a disease sometimes known
as Florida lever.
Reaching its rrak in the middle of the afternoon,
carlotids cf fevered students could be seen heading: south,
some fast, frmc more slowly, but all grimly determined
to reach ft. Lauderdale and really live it up.
As the Florida exodus at Easter is new to UK. perhaps an account of the goings-o- n
will be enlightening
for those not fortunate cnouuh to have made the trip,
and Lriiijj back a few memories to those who did.
Leaving Lexington about four In the afternoon, the
roads were generally good through Kentucky and Tennessee to Knoxville. Out of Knoxville there was a very
good road to the Georgia line.
As the night wore on and traffic thinned out, the
cars with UK Rtickers became more evident, passing
each other with much honking and shouting. One group
was dragging a boat with them, complete with UK
stickers on its windshield.
Along about witching hour we crossed into Georgia. Just what a significant step this was became apparent as fillings began to come out of our teeth and
fenders threatened to shake off the car.
Another significant fact arrived at in Georgia was
that our economy ear was getting an astonishing 12
miles to a gallon of gas. New spark plugs fixed us up,
and the rat race was on again.
Now driving to Florida non-sto- p
may not sound too
difficult. Actually doing it is quite a different thing.
Along about 3 a.m. you notice that you're driving in
three lanes of a two lane highway, which Is definitely
Then you try to wake someone up to take over the
wheel. If you can manage to get them up, you probably
find that your derriere is numb from sitting so long.
This situation is solved when you finally develop callouses and become adjusted to life In an automobile.
About eight o'clock or so In the morning, Florida is
sighted and spirits soar.
A short stop for free orange Juice and Information
is in order, and you try desperately to think of some
intelligent questions as you guzzle.
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University of Kentucky
and two iiutcmotiles which will be
made n;tihible to UK faculty
members li.r business purposes.
It is evpettrd they will be pur
chased and available for e by
September, according to George K.
manager for the I'nlvrrsity.
The vehicles will form the nucleus cf a motor pool which possibly could grow into a much larger
unit. Kavanaugh said. Other universities have tried the central vehicle pian and found it to be
UK vehicles than take their own
on trips may reserve them through
the Maintenance and Operations
Department," Kavanaugh explained.
The purchasing will be managed
the State Purchasing Depart- ment at Frankfort, Mr. Kavanaugh
These vehicles will merely sup- plement the current University
Women's Administrative CounMen's Heading Lounge,
Committee, Koom 206, 5 p.m.
Little Kentucky Derby (coed
sponsors). Room 128, 5 p.m.
History Department, Room 205,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Social
Room, 8 p.m.
College Chamber of Commerce,
Room 128, 6:30-- 8 p.m.
Mortar Board, Men's Reading
Lounge, 6:30-- 8 p.m.
Woman's Handbook Committee, Room 206,
Army ROTC (Company B),
Room 204, 9 p.m.
To Begin May 9
The University recently
the ground floor of the large
Preclassification of students for
1960 fall semester will begin
May 9 and continue for two weeks.
according to word from the office
of Dr. Charles P. Elton, dean of
admissions and registrar.
Dean Elton, out of the city until
ing for storing UK vehicles, many
of which are now being kept there.
State School Budget
Is Ranked Low
A study by the UK Bureau of Business Research shows
ol the seven states bordering Kentucky only Missouri spent
less per capita for state institutions of higher learning in 1957
than did Kentucky.
study, written by Dr. James V. Martin, diThe
rector of the bureau, and Mrs. Dolores S. Cheek, a research
associate, shows Kentucky ranking near the lowest state in
1957 and 1938.
"Fortunately, the situation Is not crease appropriations for UK and
now the same," Dr. Martin said in other state colleges,
referring to the 19t0 Kentucky
Dr. Martin said a comparison of
Assembly's move to in- Continued On Page 3
Cadets at the State University of Kentucky in 1905 relax prior
to a parade. The building in the background is Neville Hall. The
picture is one of the slides to be shown at the 13th annual dinner
of the Collgee of Arts and Sciences Tuesday.
Detailed supervision or allocation
plans for the vehicles have not
been made but it is anticipated
they will be kept with other UK
vehicles in a Reynolds Tobacco
Co. warehouse on South Broad- -
policy of reimbursing faculty members for miles traveled in their
own automobiles," he continued.
"Tlio.se who would rather use the
Cars May Be Bonight
For Use By Faculty
I'aculty rntnilx rs may Ih riding on "official rubber" instead
of in th ir own cars slule on business jaunts beginniii4 next fall.
The UnKersitv has asked for bids on two station wagons
V- - .
In Guignol's 'Ah Wilderness'
next Monday, Is expected to re
lease details upon his return.
The pian was tried here for the
first time last fall and resulted in
much confusion when some 2,000
students failed to observe pre- classification rules. Other prob- lems were also encountered, some
of them in the administration
plan, Dr. Elton later said.
Many of the problems have
since gone through study. Dean
Elton said In an interview following the initial effort that he
thought the plan would ran
smoother in the future.
Preclassification was a direct
outgrowth of demands by students
that the confusion and tiresome
countered during the
former week-lon- g
Rehearsal for "Ah Wilderness." a UK alumnus.
Guignol Theatre's final presenta- Other members of the cast are
tion this season, began Monday Phillips Brooks as Nat Miller;
Renee Arena, his wife Essie? Dnn
Wallace Briggs. director of Guig- - Galloway, their son Richard; La- ncum, mcir sun Auuiur
Sid MUler "n thePE;ge ONeul Mary Warner Ford, their daughter
comedy. Mr. Briggs played that Mildred; Dan Howell, their son
role in the original Guignol pro- - Tommy; Ruth Barrett. Essie's sis- uuy- duction of "Ah Wilderness" in ter
John Pritchard. Dave McCom- Mr. Briggs will be assisted in ber: L"cy House, Muriel McCom- - PrepliariliaCV Students
directing the play by Fred Sliter, ber; Carole Martin, Belle; Thel- Pr.Dharmacv students h e.
ma Burton, Norah; Russ Mobley, pect to
qualify for admission to
the bartender; and Phil Cox. the the College of Pharmacy In
September must apply for adLKD Coed Sponsors salesman.
The play takes place in 1906, just mission in the Registrar's Office
The chairman of coed sponafter the turn of the century in
soring groups for the Little KenProspective students are ask
in Connecticut. ed to apply from April 25
tucky Derby will meet at 4 p.m. a large small-tow- n
The show will have four pertoday in the Student Union
through April 30 in Room 101 of
at Guignol the Administration Building.
Theatre in the Pine Arts Building.
LKD Weekend Is May
Billed as America's most spectacular college week
spring extravaganza, the
Little Kentucky Derby, is coming up May
The derby, in which bicycles replace thoroughbreds, is modeled after Indiana University's Little
500. Initiated in 1957. the derby weekend provides
a big spring event in which the entire campus can
The feature of the weekend is the derby, a bicycle relay race around the track at Stoll Field Satur-
Athletic Field Construction
new athletic f.rlj has resumed after a long delay
by severe snows
winter. Members of the track team
pr-ing daily on the iu w track.
Work on UK
day afternoon. Approximately 32 four-ma- n
representing campus organizations and dormitories
will participate this year.
Cofeatured with the derby will be the Debutante
Stakrs held Friday night. For this event, teams of
cmds mount tricycles and pedal around the
participation in the
LKD wtiktnd. each men's team is paired with a
team of coed sponsors. The sensors assist in
structing and decorating stalls for the racing teams
on Stoll Field.
The running of the derby is only one part of an
Two jail groups, Dave Brubeck's quartet and Earl
Bostic's combo, will play alternately at a concert
which will climax the weekend Saturday night at
A different kind of music will be heard at a
street dance Friday night. The House Rockers will
play on Euclid Avenue in front of the Coliseum after
the Debutante Stakes have been run.
And on Saturday morning, Paul Hahn, a trick-bh- ot
golfer, will perform on Stoll Field.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets to all events goes
Into a scholarship fund. The scholarships are given
to freshmen and upperclassmen, according to Mrs.
Sharon Hall, assistant dean of women.
Representatives from each University housing uni
will take advance orders for tickets. The t;rou;
selling the most tickets will get .seats in the center
sectk.ii ot the itadlum for the derby.