Ormandy Would Like New York Birthplace"Although I was born in Budapest, Hungary, I have
always wanted to tell people my birthplace was New
York," said EugcrieOrmandy, director of the Philadelphia Symphony 'Orchestra.
Ormandy taidi while reading American history in
high school, he- realized immediately that he must
come to this country. He was five years old when he
entered the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest.
Ormandy graduated from the academy at 17, well prepared for a career In music.
Because musicians' hands are subject to the danfer of
being broken and mangled, Ormandy's father urged
him to attend the University of Budapest to study a
After graduating from the
studied philosophy, Ormandy went to Vienna where he
was a solo violinist for two years.
Ormandy said the political atmosphere of Europe
was "hot" during the years
and when the
offer came to direct the Minneapolis Orchestra, he immediately accepted, but not without some misgiving.
He was worried because he was not trained to direct
"I joined the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra in
1936 and since that time I have made three European
tours. The purpose of the tours was to present an
American orchestra to the people of Europe," Ormandy
Ormandy feels that American youths should not ba
compared with Europeans in their appreciation for
symphony music because this country Is too young
and symphony music in this country has overpowering
competition from Jazz and
-- roll music
is a field in which I have little understand
ing," said Ormandy.
He said young people in Europe would rather go without food for one or two days in order to buy a ticket to
a concert or opera. He said that student tickets were
so hard to purchase that it was sometimes necessary to
stand in line eight or 10 hours a day.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY., WEDNESDAY, FEB.
By NDEA Loan Grant
By JIM HAMPTON
Music Assignments On Radio
Doug furry, junior in Radio Arts, cues up the tape that will air
the music and commentary for the Music Humanities E-broadcast is from 5 p.m., Monday-FridaIt is to enable students enrolled in Humanities 6 to hear assigned music.
Student Book Award
Established By ODK
hief News Editor
Omicron Delta Kappa, senior
men's hcnoiary, has established a
lxxik award to be given to students
from each of the University's
ODK President Sid. Fortney said
the club voted unanimously to
establish the award at a meeting
The award is expected to be
given for thelirst time next year.
It will be financed by the club on
a trial basis for two years, Fortney
At maximum, the project will
cost ODK $850. Winners of the
allowed to buy
award will be
a book not exceeding $15 in value.
The bock is not to be a UK textbook and the department head
must endorse the book.
report by ODK
members said the objectives of the
award are to "iniate or supplement the personal library of stu-
dents and to put into action the
idea of honoring the greatest num-
ber, of students."
Nominations for the award will
University President Frank G.
Dickey yesterday said the administration was "surprised and somewhat disappointed" that UK received only $5,817 in National Defense Education Act funds.
The University had applied for
the $77,000 in federal student-loan
funds available to Kentucky.
Its request was based on UK's
proportionate share of Kentucky's
college students, but it received the
be made by different UK depart- second-loweOnly
ments, and presented to ODK. Eastern, with 2,715 students and a
students, one each S1.886 grant, received less.
from every department, may be
Four other state schools, all with
nominated. However, an alternate fewer students than UK, received
will be chosen by each department more. They were:
in case other departments fail to
Western, with 2.290 students,
Murray, with 2.279 students,
If nominations are not made $8,666; Morehead. with 1.485 stufrom every department, alternates dents. $11,233. and the University
will be chosen by an ODK com- of Louisville,
with 6.928 students,
To qualify for the award, a stuDr. Dickey said he had written to
dent must be a junior, senior or
Washington to ask for an explanafirst-yegraduate student and a
major in the nominating depart- tion of the funds' allocation, but
yesterday had received no reply.
He said the federal administraThe committee report gave these
tors had evidently failed to check
criteria for department heads for
out the various schools' requests to
selection of the winners:
High overall standing, thirst for see if they coincided with enrollknowledge, promise of contributing ment figures.
The University's request, he said,
something in his field, fine
had been based on "an honest
outcharacter and leadership and
standing performance in the de- evaluation of possible needs for
student loans" to its 7,760 students.
report said success of the
Commenting on the University's
program depended on department grant in relation to those given to
heads, who must show discretion in other state schools, Dr. Dickey said
the final selection of an award "if they (the federal authorities)
have no authority to determine the
breakdown of funds allocated with- 'the recipient's college career. They
in each state, they should have set are to be repaid within 12 years,
up some machinery so we (the beginning at graduation, at 3 per
state schools) could have worked cent interest.
Lawrence G. Derthick, U. S.
The present $5,817 allotment Is commissioner of education, said refor spring and summer terms. Ask- cently that $6 million had been aled about a possible revision to al- lotted to 1,277 colleges and unilow UK more funds, the president versities in 49 states, Washington,
D. C, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
"There is no possibility that any
The administration of loans to
changes will be made in this al- --University students is "being hanlocation." The next allocation of dled by Dean Cecil C. Carpenter,
NDEA funds will be made next tall, College of Commerce. Applications
for loans may be submitted to his
The act allows qualified students office.
to borrow up to $1,000 per year
Priority will be given applicants
while attending classes
who plan to become teachers. Dr.
Loans may not exceed $5,000 for Dickey said yesterday.
United Nations Tour
Only 12 vacancies remain for the
United Nations Seminar, March
sponsored by the University
YM and YWCA.
The seminar will consist of a
trip to New York, a guided tour of
the UN Building, including attendance at UN sessions and visits
with delegates from various foreign
There will also be time to visit
some of the interesting spots in
The group will leave Lexington
on a chartered .Greyhound bus at
4 p. m. March 4 and will arrive in
New York the next morning.
The last UN session will end at
4:30 Friday afternoon
plenty of free time before leaving
New York midnight Saturday.
While in New York the group
will stay at the Hotel Taft on
Cost of the trip is $36 including
transportation, hotel room and
registration fee. It was recommended that those planning to go
take at least $35 more to cover
food and entertainment.
Reservations for the seminar
may be made at Room 115 of the
Student Union Building. A deposit
of $10 must be made with each
The balance must be paid by
Feb. 25. After that date deposits
will no longer be refunded.
New Cheerleaders To Appear At Vandy Game
SuKy will introduce the three
new members and three alternates
of the varsity cheering squad at
ceremonies of the
The new members are Gayle
Glashagel, Janet CahoW and Betty
Davis. They will cheer their first
UK game tonight. The three new
cheerleaders are elected for next
Gayle Glashagel is a sophomore
physical education major from La
Grange, 111. Her activities include
SuKy, W.A. Council, Troupers and
treasurer of P.E. Major's Club.
Gayle is a transfer from Vander-bil- t.
She .said "The hardest tiling
Sov a transler is to give up loyalty
to a school. But, I'll back UK's
team 100 per cent tonight."
Janet Cahow- - is a sophomore
rtusio major from McKresport, Pa.
She is a member oi MiKy, music
chairman of Holmes Hall, member
of Women's League of Voters and
member of Alpha Xi Delia.
Janet was a cheerleader for Ky.
Wesleyan last year. "I have always dreamed of cheering for UK
teams but thought it impossible
after seeing my competition," said
Betty Davis is a freshman from
Frankfort. She is a commerce and
law major, member of SuKy and
Activities Chairman of Jewell Hall.
Hetty displays great enthusiasm.
She said she is looking forward to
cheering next year and will support
Hie team to the best of her ability.
Cheerleaders who were
to cheer next year ate Sue Buchanan, Pat Nallinger, Nancy Lowe,
Nancy Burnett and Ray Bucklow.
next year are
Ethelee Davidson. Liska Hunter
and Sandra Tatterahaw.