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The Kentucky Kernel, December 13, 1917

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

THE KENTUCKY KERNEL University of Kentucky 1 LEXINGTON, VOL, X OF A6. COLLEGE flhinnlck, ecHtor-n-ohk- of rf 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 Experiment Station 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 of January. y 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 occupancy ready for be will by Mr. and Mrs. Cooper when they come to Lexington to make their ( jhome. " "Bill" 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. (Continued on Page Three) 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 "Bill" 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 many months. 10. No. 13 1917 Bart N. Peak, Supply Sergeant, Co. 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 victorious in the games. He has organized also severBible Classes, composed al of ten members each, which have shown great interest in the work. A., 336 Infantry, Technical Students To Use Special Qualifications In Army 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- k T at d Ar-thj- 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 in the universities of the sixteen United States having this course. Upon graduation, these engineering students, viewed as military assets, revert automatically to their former draft classification and are liable to CONFERENCE immediate call as reserve engineers. STATE 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 Transylvania Corps training. 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, on Page Three) Men. Judge iChalkley's subject Dean of was "The Ways in Which the Faculty Members Can be Helpful to the Stu- TWO ENTIRE CLASSES dents." 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 the 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. g 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 13, BART PEAK COACHES TAKE STEPS CAMP TAYLOR TEAMS TRUSTEES "BILL" SHINNIGK IS ENGINEERING STUDENTS WITH THE REGULARS NORTH DAKOTA MAN IS DEAN KENTUCKY, DECEMBER inter-compan- Ten-Clu- PRESIDENT REPORTS TO UNIV. TRUSTEES Reorganization and More Funds Are Required Now 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 ilant. "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 here. "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 (Continued on Page Two.) stock-judgin- g FOR IV. IMPROVEMENT Cooper Chosen as Head of Agrciultural College . and Station FEES ARE INCREASED The Board of Trustees of the ,Unl-verslt- y, 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 dent. 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 dormitory problem. 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. College $15.00 a 2. Engineering semester. 3. Law School $25. 00 a semester. $4.50 a senv 4. Student Activities ester. (Continued on Pago Five.) 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, Elizaibethtown.