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The Kentucky Kernel, February 18, 1959

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

1 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 substitute vocation. ; t5 0 ''iiiAs6K After graduating from the University where he 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 orchestras. "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 1932-193- 7, said. 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 "Rock-an- d 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. rock-and-ro- ll. H ? n : - " iff" . 1. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY f Vol. L LEXINGTON, KY., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 1959 No. 66 Dickey 'Disappointed By NDEA Loan Grant t By JIM HAMPTON Music Assignments On Radio Editor-in-Chi- Doug furry, junior in Radio Arts, cues up the tape that will air The 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. 6. y. 4-- E-- Student Book Award Established By ODK BILL NEIKIRK 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 By C ODK President Sid. Fortney said the club voted unanimously to establish the award at a meeting Monday night. 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 ?aid. 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 A committee 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 ef 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 allocation. ments, and presented to ODK. Eastern, with 2,715 students and a Fifty-seve- n 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 1; Western, with 2.290 students, make nominations. 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, mittee. $12,328. 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. ment. 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. partment. report said success of the 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) winner. have no authority to determine the $30,000 of st $6,-82- ar 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. it out." 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, said: 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 he said. 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. full-tim- e. Plan United Nations Tour YMCA-YWC- A 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 countries. There will also be time to visit some of the interesting spots in 4-- 8, . New York. 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 leaving 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 Times Square. 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 application. 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 half-tim- e ceremonies of the game tonight. 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 year. 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 Van-derb- iit .... 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 i t Janet. 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 Alternates for Ethelee Davidson. Liska Hunter and Sandra Tatterahaw. ed ) 'if y BETTY DAVIS JANET CAHOW GAYLE GLASHAGEL -