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J"1 THE KENTUCKY PAGE TWO The Kentucky Kernel f tmUSHKD SKMI'WnRXY ON TOMDAY FRIDAY AMD Member National College Press Association Lexington Board of Commerce UKMBKR Official K. P. A. 1. Newspaper of the Student! of the Unlrerslty or Kentucky, beiincton Subscription M yer. OO m eecond Postofflce t Lexlnfton, Xj Entered elm msU matter HERE SHALL THE KERNEL PRESS ALL STUDENT RIOHT8 MAINTAIN. Editor Managing Editor Managing Editor Assistant Dramatic Editor VIRGINIA DOUGHERTY DANIEL W. OOODMAN VIRGINIA HATCHER THOMAS L. RILEY , . HDITORS ASSOCIATE Ardcry William flwood ICruger Morton Walker Elaine Bonnrll ASSISTANT EDITORS Louise Thompson Virginia Nevlns William Sliafer LAWRENCE Adrian Daugherty News Editor HERRON SOCIETY EDITORS EmUy Hardin Eleanor Smith ASSISTANT SOCIETY Polly Reese EDITOR . Sports Editor ED CONB9Y . RALPH B. JOHNSON SPORTS . Assistant Sports Editor WRITERS Al Jones J. D. Adams Claire Innls BUI Luther Lawrence Crump O. L. Crutcher Totsy Rose Marvin Wachs REPORTERS Cecile Davis OruTlth Harry Varlte Mary Virginia Halley Turner Howard Gilbert Kingsbury Cameron Coffman Mary Alice 8alyers Robert Baxter O. B. Coffman Lillian Qooch Mary Elizabeth Price Ann Coleman Mary Prince Fowler Mary Oalloway SPECIAL WRITERS Oay Loughridge Edythe Reynolds Fannie Curie Woodhead Oertrude Evans BUSINESS COLEMAN R. SMITH W. W. Sacra STAFF Busnesa Managar Frank Worthlngton ADVERTISING ALBERT J. RIKEL . Win. Ocary RALPH STAFF Advertising Manager Jimmy Randol Circulation Managi KERCHEVAL UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION Approximately e students are partialexpenses through school by working in the University Commons. The work that they do Is hard, thankless, and practically profitless. They are receiving ten cents less per hour than any other campus job pays. They are exhausting more physical labor, working at harder hours than any other group of university employed students. It is distressing to relate the fact that these boys and girls do not receive their meals for their work. Their salary is only twenty-fiv- e cents an hour. Oftentimes they are detained overtime waiting for the colored help, who, it has been stated, are consistently tardy to finish their share of the work. Furthermore, the feeling has been generally expressed that favoritism is shown to the colored help." This Is exhibited not only by the facts that the Negroes receive higher wages and also receive their meals, but that in decisions rendered decided partiality is shown. The Kernel does not wish to be unduly critical of university organizations, but we do feel that this matter Is calling for the attention of the authorities. It is only Just that these boys and girls receive the same wages as other university employed students. It Is more than necessary that they receive the courtesy and the respect of their employers; the discrimina tion which has been shown to the Negro help is not fair. A student working his way through school is to be highly admired, cooperated with and respected. Merely because they have the stamina to earn their expenses is no excuse for prejudice in wage or respect. There should be no discrimination made between the student who works in the office and the one who works in the cafeteria. They are both working positions, they both take time and energy, they should receive equal wages and respect. thirty-fiv- ly paying their them through the exhibit and explain and terpret the pictures for them. In this way, these exhibits are of decided educational and cultural value. We feel that your criticism as to the qualities of the works shown Is most unjust. There has been no "trash" exhibited by the university. The taste of those attending them has not been ruined, unless by chance it Is the taste of those Individuals who arc unfortunate enough not to have good taste and resent having their offensively poor taste bettered. Regarding the pictures exhibited, it is most unreasonable to-- state that they are to blame for the lack of interest shown. It is true, no doubt that there are better exhibits on the market, but Lexington is neither a metropolis nor does It have a museum of fine art to sponsor the showing of the most expensive works on the market. Furthermore, if it did there would always be some dlssentors who would criticise, some who would lack appreciation, who would clamor for more understandable works. The people who visit the shows brought here for their benefit arc not educated to a point where they could appreciate any better works of art if they cannot appreciate those which they have already seen. This clamoring for more expensive, more famous works is merely, in our viewpoint, the eternal materialistic American plea for show of riches. Some people cannot seem to appreciate anything unless it has a huge price tag tacked upon it ro linked with world fame and then the only interest that they can render is lengthy discussions upon how that could be so famous or worth so much. The following is a letter received by the editor: LET US HAVE ART Again glamorous articles bulge the pages of The Kernel... the latest, that flamboyant epistle eulogizing the wondrous water color exhibition now being shown at the University of Kentucky Art center. As exhibitions come and go they Increase in quantity and not in quality, or at least that is the tendency, of rioting color there is abundance but in many cases technique seems to out-ru- n the content. I take it that an Art Center is a place for the display of art, but from the interest shown by our patronizing public, this idea has not been very well carried out. What this school needs is to see the best; the best by the by the best men, best men, not the second-be- st men. Why not nor the best by the second-be- st show a few, but let these be of the best? Today the art situation is one of the principal factors in pushing the school forward. So why show the mediocre? Give the best and perhaps a little more interest will be shown. It is a dreadful things to show trash, and moreover, people confidant in the selections made by the university, try, and finally do admire, but In so doing have their taste ruined forever. I do not wish to be misunderstood in the above statements: I am not trying to degrade the art school of the University of Kentucky, but i am pleading lor some oetter exmoiuons. Show us Art and we will thank God on having seen It. WILLIAM D. FRAZER. What will appear to the student body of the university as an extremely revolutionary step, was taken by the student government body of Purdue University last week in the abolishing of class offices. This action was taken only after an extensive survey, which covered a period of years, Indicated that class elections were purely and simply another opportunity for political activity among fraternal orders existing on the campus. One office, that of class treasurer, who term, is elected as a freshman for a four-ye- ar ' is continued. Despite what may be said to the contrary, Purdue's action is one of the most progressive moves in collegiate activity taken during recent years. Kentucky students know that fraternity and sorority politics have controlled every election during the present and past semester, and that in some instances offices have been filled by those least suited to assume their duties. This is not an indictment of these organizations. As long as there are offices there will be aspirants "who aspire," and groups with further aspirations will always be found to "politic" for them. The remedy, then, lies in the abolishment of such offices, which promote a policy obviously undemocratic. What is to be substituted for the offices, the question will probably be asked. The answer is SOME OF US ART quite simple: Nothing. Consider for a moment Several times during the course of the past the duties of class officers. Just what do they year The Kernel has editorialized upon the re- do? Again the answer quite simply Is: Nothing. markable work which the art department of the There is no need for' such superfluous offices university lias carried on. This comment has in a campus already organized within "an inch been instigated by the character and quality of oi its life." Why sanction in a university what the exhibits which have been courteously open Is so heartily condemned in public life? There to the public by the art department. can be no favorable answer in reply. The university has not been alone in its apThe Kernel wishes to go on record as favoring preciation. Many townspeople are regular at- a complete abolishment of every class office save tendants of these exhibits. The undertaking of that of senior class treasurer. It urges that the presenting them, alone, is worthy of the highest Student Council take this matter under considpraise. There Is no other place in this locality eration and submit it to the entire student body or in lieu of this, to take action upon this where people Interested In art have the opportunity to see any kind of exhibit. Here they question itself. An opportunity presents itself not only have the opportunity to see them, but which offers much in the way of progress. Will .have the privilege of having Mr. Rannells take the council accept the challenge? HAVE "Engineers," what a number of thoughts arc brought to mind by that one word. H carries with it a feeling of power, of acquaintance with many Immensely interesting things which the average student cannot grasp. Mythical, illusive, hidden behind a curtain of almost impen-crtabtraditions, and delighting in watching the remainder of college students trying to peer through and sec the real Engineers. This Is the one college which is charmed with being misunderstood and Is thoroughly charming in its misunderstanding. The average engineering student, contrary to the concensus of public opinion, is neither hard boiled nor filled with undlgcstlble thoughts, he is not unapproachable or terrifying in any way. However, about the there is something Engineers as a unit and that Is that they arc not many people attending one college, but one group welded together by purposes and Interests common to them all. The only reason that the Engineers do not mingle so extensively with the rest of the students on the campus Is that they arc, perhaps, the hardest working group In school. Their classes begin early and close late. They carry the heaviest hour schedule offered had necessarily spend the maximum amount of time studying. As a result of the excellent training which they received here many of the students have become the outstanding men in their field. Kentucky has one of the finest engineering schools in the United States, its reputation stands unchallenged. It is not the courses which are taught here, but the high quality of the graduates which have built this reputation. During their time In college the engineers are known collectively. When they graduate they make an enviable Individual reputation for themselves. In school they are known as the political power of the campus. Wherever the Englneeer's vote goes it goes as a unit and it supports the winner. They do exactly what they think is right and support the persons whom they feel are best fitted. It is perhaps this very quality of dependability and which trains them for success. Many criticisms are made of the social abilities of the engineers. Some people delight in making them seem to be an uncouth group, socially ungrace'd. Yet, we wonder how many of these people realize that the best social function of the year is the Engineers' ball and that it is entirely managed and produced by the Engineers. This should be proof that they are as well balanced socially as any other group or organization on the campus. Hats off to the Engineers. In spite of the fact of their apparent independence and their love of being represented as mythical ogres of knowledge and their aloofness, we admire them, both collectively and individually. We are proud of their work; we are proud of their futures; we are proud of their college. IGLOO Admiral Byrd disappoints "his public" be cause his pet dog is dying! What is the death of a mere dog compared to the inconvenience and disappointment of thousands of men and women, who looked for ward (and had paid!) to hear the famous ex plorer lecture? The people who have taken this attitude toward the cancellation of three lectures by Admiral Byrd this week, have evidently never been the adored master of a pet. The phrase "dog-lik- e devotion" is no myth. Where among the human species can be found such adoration, such confidence, such eternal love as a faith ful dog bestows on his human god? Tales of sacrifice, suffering and heroism by canine pets for the one who loves and cares for them are endless. Shall It be said of the human species tht they are less thoughtful and their friendship less enduring than that of mere four-footanimals? Igloo, the dog, was the companion of his master on long and perilous trips, which he neither understood nor cared to understand. His master was taking him, and that was enough for the canine mind. He loved and trusted this man so much that he would and did follow him "even to the ends of the earth!" Why Byrd, the man, should be expected to betray this trust put in him by the best friend man can have and refuse to heed the call to merely to save from disaphis pet's death-bepointment people who care not the snap of their finger for him (for It's only his fame they're interested In), people who never loved and trusted him as Igloo did, is, more than a sensible person can be expected fo understand. The man kept faith with the dog! ' These heavy spring rains shbuld be satisfactory to everybody in Lexington except that small but select coterie who try to drive those midget cars without a map showing where the manholes are. smmumtrntimsmmm Last Times Today! Mary Pickford IN "KIKI" Friday, April 24, 181 SEMI-WEEKL- Y THE ENGINEERS In- ABOLISHING CLASS OFFICERS gwnMRL. GLLMORE AS CHOSEN PITKIN HEAD Darnell and Skinner Elected and Treasurer; States Speaks Secretary "Dr. M. N. Robert Ollmnrp. Owlrmvllto Kv a senior in the College of Art and Sciences, was elected president of the Pitkin club for next vur af the last regular weekly meeting of inis scnooi year, Wednesday, April 21. Helen Darnell. Frankfort, Ky., a iunlor in the Collete of ah mit Sciences, was elected ueorge omnner, Lexington, was cTioscn to serve aa secretary and treasurer. Retiring officers are Joe Ruttcncutter, president; Myra Dee Kice, vice president; nd Robert Qllmore, secretary and treasurer. A token of appreciation was presented to Dr. M. N, States as he is leaving the university to accept a position in Chicago. Doctor States, who has been prominent in the Pitkin club, was Instrumental in Its organization six years ago. Doctor Morgan, pastor of the Maxwell Presbyterian church, who has been the leader of the club, was also commended for his excellent work which has been carried oh both within and without the sphere of the club. After the announcements of the election and the presentation of the meeting was turned over to the over to the newly elected arcstdsat who extended a cordial weleene to all members of the ditto who will return for the coming year. Mr. Oltmore expressed his appreclaUsn, on the part of the chta, to the ladies of the church who had prepared the meals and furnished the services at the meetings. All Bring Your Date mm s"iS& STARTS SUNDAY R. W. SMOCK 7 Days 7 Tsar Watea Watch Careful Watch and Clock Repairing: Work Called Fer and Delivered PHONE 76M 1S7 S. LIME FLOWERS FOR To prSnl what ALL OCCASIONS ha knows? Or MICHLER Florist 417 E. Maxwell. Ph. Ash 1411 to keep quirt? Can thay Mil a reporter? 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