THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
University of Kentucky
OF A6. COLLEGE
Senior class, who was commissioned
second Heu&enant in the regular army
at the second training camp at Fort
Benjamin Harrison, was In Lexington
Tom Cooper From Northwest Also Directs The
ARRIVES IN JANUARY
ThOtaas iP. Cooper, of Fargo,
North Dakota, was elected dean of
the Agricultural College and Director
of the Kentucky- (Experiment Station
at the afternoon session of the Board
of FPrusteeis' meeting Monday.
Mr. Cooper la a most successful
agriculturists of the great Northwest.
He has had charge of agricultural
work for the government in North
Dakota, has been a recognized author-tby his own state, has held coveted
positions In agricultural colleges, and
Is at (present Director of the Experiment Station of North Dakota.
Dr. Cooper will take up his duties
in the Agricultural College and at the
Experiment (Station in the early part
Mr. Cooper was born in Pekin, Illi-
nois, in 1881. He graduated at the University of Minnesota and almost immediately was gripped (by an attack of
Since then he has
been (back and has made it possible
for nutaerous others to become intelligent tillers of the boU.
He married Miss Essie M. Burgin,
of Minneapolis, on June 8. 1912. The
Scovell Place on the Nicholasville road
is undergoing extensive repairs and
by Mr. and Mrs. Cooper when they
come to Lexington to make their
last year's Kernel, president of the
When North Dakota wanted a man
to spend fifty thousand dollars of its
money several years ago in making
a practical demonstration of what
could ibe done in the way of creating
a greater diversity of crops and a better tilling of the soil, Dean Woods, of
the College of Agriculture of the University of Minnesota, was asked to recommend the best man. Dean Woods
said, "The man you want is Tom Cooper." At that time Cooper was one of
the experts ou the cost of production
for the Department of Agriculture of
the United States.
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LAST KERNEL UNTIL
AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
"Bill" breezed into the Journalism
rooms last Friday to pay a lordly call,
as ibefltted an alumnus. For two hours
he (held a reception to many old students and as many new who hurried In
to meet "Bill' when it was "noised
around" that he was there.
truly came back into his own' as the
kng among the ladles, and gladly so,
as Ihe says the Indiana dames, tho
fair, can't compare with the girls from
old K. U.
Lieutenant Shinmick leaves this
week for Charlotte, N. C, where he
will be stationed. As Lieutenant Shin-nicis in the regular army, he expects to" see active service before
N. Peak, Supply Sergeant,
who was graduated
from the University last June, has
been made coach of his dvision of the
regulars at Camp Zachary. As coach,
Sergeant Peak has "all classes of men,
some who have made enviable records
in the sports at home, many who are
just amateurs, and many who have
never seen a (Football, could not discriminate between a punchingHbag and
lasketball, and wko ttot Che purpose
of boxing was to kill."
Sergeant Peak, in a letter to Secretary J. E. Johnson, says he has indoor
basketball, baseball, and boxing, and
has just completed a successful season of football, his eleven coming out
games. He has organized also severBible Classes, composed
of ten members each, which have
shown great interest in the work.
A., 336 Infantry,
Technical Students To Use
TO USE TRAINED MEN
Captain H. N. Royden, commandant,
has just received official notice from
the War Department that all engineering students are granted exemption
from draft, so long as they continue
their educational pursuits in the Col-
Prof. E. JjEarquhar addressed the
University students in training at
ICamp Zachary Taylor last week.
WILL NOT BE DRAFTED
lege of Mechanical Engineering.
There are certain restriotons, specifying that the students be enrolled
in the Reserve Officers' Training
Corps of their University the University of Kentucky, fortunately, is one
of the sixteen
United States having this course.
students, viewed as military assets, revert automatically to their former
draft classification and are liable to
CONFERENCE immediate call as reserve engineers.
It is probable that students in other
departments, who would make better
ADDRESSED BY M'VEY
trained soldiers after the college
course, will toe given this special exFac- emption also, with the same provisions
K. U. Men Prominent
that they take special training in the
ulty Conference At
military classes offered by the Reserve
SUCCESSFUL MEETING Dr. iMcVey, president of the University, has just received the following
Dr. Frank L. McVey, president ofj telegram from Hollis Godfrey, chairthe University, one of the principal man of the committee on engineering
speakers of the State Y. M. C. A. Con- and education, advisory commission
ference held at Transylvania College of the Council of National Defense, in
last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which it Is shown that technically-trainestudents who are drafted will
spoke Saturday (morning before the
combined student and faculty confer- probably be assigned to a branch of
ence. Judge L. G. Chalkley spoke the service for which they are best
at the Faculty Conference, which was fitted:
"Have just .been authorized by
presided over by Prof. C. R. Melcher,
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Men. Judge iChalkley's subject
was "The Ways in Which the Faculty
Members Can be Helpful to the Stu- TWO ENTIRE CLASSES
ENLIST IN SERVICE
Dr. iMoVey in his discussion of the
Not content with establishing enworld war's effect on the nations of
world, said that out of this pres- viable records of patriotism in sending
ent crisis will come a new state, new her sons to Avar, the University of KenThe func- tucky has gained an honor, probably
iplrit and new theology.
state would be extended in achieved by no other University in the
tion of the
many ways, especially economically, United States. She will send, within
whereby the citizens will be bene- the next few weeks the entire Senior
fitted. One concrete case is the issu- xnd Junior classes of the College of
ing of government insurance to sold- Mining Engineerng to assist in the
iers, which will eventually lead to the great fight for Democracy.
government control of Insurance. He
The two classes are composed of but
predicts more unity, solidarity and a three imen, two seniors and one jungreater community interest. In speak-"- ior.
One of the seniors, J. J. Flocken.
of the religious effect, Dr. McVey
vdd a new theology would be begun, Louisville, recently pledged to Tau
and that religion, interpreted differ- Beta Pi will apply for entrance in the
ently, would assume a more reason- aviation section. The other senior
E. iB. Fleming, Flemingaburg, will enable and practical aspect.
The conference, well t attended, was list in tho regular army. The junior,
one of the most successful and instruc- Oeoll B. Batson, Fulton, has taken the
tive ever held in Kentucky. Among examination for a commission in the
other prominent speakers were "Dad" engineering division of the army.
The College of Mining Engineering
Elliott, Dr. W. D. Weatherford,
N. Cotton, L. K. Hall, W. H. has suffered greatly from the war,
Ramseaur, Dr. A. W. Fortune, Hon. sending a promsing class of graduates
for servce "over there."
H. V. MdOhesney.
Tills is the lalat issue of The Kernel
before the Christmas holidays. On account of the unsettled conditions
which usually exist just before a vacation, there will be no issue next week.
The next Kernel will appear January
BART PEAK COACHES
CAMP TAYLOR TEAMS TRUSTEES
"BILL" SHINNIGK IS
WITH THE REGULARS
NORTH DAKOTA MAN IS
TO UNIV. TRUSTEES
Reorganization and More
Funds Are Required
SPIRIT IS CHANGED
President McVey, in his report to
the Board of Trustees of the University, which met 'Monday, summarized
briefly the work he has accomplished
and discussed with the Board the
needs of the University.
Dr. McVey's report in part was:
"fThe plant of the University is in bad
condition. It needs many repairs and
considerable additions. The first thing
to be done in this direction, therefore,
'is to place the whole University plant
in first class condition. The second
'king the University needs is a heating
"Besides this, the .University should
have more income for its current expenses. Salaries are low, and many
of the departments that should exist
in the institution are not to be found
"When it comes to new buildings,
the Unvlersity undoubtedly needs an
auditorium. It needs a Farm Mechanics building; it needs a
pavilion; it needs new dormitories and
a University commons.
"Just how far the University should
go In asking for these tilings in the
comnig legislature Is a matter I have
not been able to determine. I would
suggest that the whole question be left
to the Executive Committee, which call
be kept in close touch witli these problems, and with the general financial
situation in the State.
"lu closing, I may say that I think
Mi ere has been some change in the
fipirJt of the University in the last few
-- ontlis, and there is a more hopeful
view concerning the future. It semB
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Cooper Chosen as Head of
Agrciultural College .
FEES ARE INCREASED
The Board of Trustees of the
in session 'Monday afternoon
and evening, heard the first report of
the president, Frank 1. McVey discussed the matter of appropriations
from the legislature, increased important student fees, Investigated dormitory 'conditions, established a girls'
dispensary, and took up the matter of
erecting a girls' gymnasium and auditorium building. Thomas Cooper, late
director of the Experiment Station of
the North Dakota Agricultural Colleger
was chosen Dean of the Agricultural
College, and diredoT of the Experiment Station. The board also conferred degrees upon .five persons and
adopted the nelw rules for governing
the University recently recommended
by the Executive Committee.
In his report Dr. JVIcVey declared
the present funds to ho inadequate,
and detailed to what use the appropriations, if secured, should be put.-I- t
is understood that a committee
from the board will auk a sum large,
enough to cover all present needs of
the University and to make the
changes recommended by the presiimproveAmong physical
ments mentioned by Dr. uNfcVey arte
a new heating plant, modification of
the chapel to increase, its seating capacity, general repalirs of the buildings, a girls' gymnasium, dispensary,
an auditorium, and the solution of the
The new schedule of fees, which will
go into effect next September, will still
be lower than that of other standard
'Universities, Dr. McVey announced.
The fees authorized are as follows:
1. College of Arts and Science
$12.50 a semester.
3. Law School $25. 00 a semester.
$4.50 a senv
4. Student Activities
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FOSTER WINS MEDAL
E. W. Foster, Georgetown, won tho
gold medal offered by President McVey in tho annual declamatory con-- ,
test of the Union Literary Society,
which was held in the Unverslty chapel Friday night.
Mr. Foster, who was a student at
Georgetown College last year, won tho
Southern Intercollegiate contest last
spring. William Shinulck, representing the University ol Kentucky, finished second in the same contest. Other,
contestants in the declamatory contest Friday night were: Harry K.
Smith, Louisville, and H. S. Boweu,