The Kentucky Kernel
SKMI'WnRXY ON TOMDAY
National College Press Association
Lexington Board of Commerce
of the Student! of the Unlrerslty
or Kentucky, beiincton
t Lexlnfton, Xj
HERE SHALL THE KERNEL PRESS ALL
STUDENT RIOHT8 MAINTAIN.
DANIEL W. OOODMAN
THOMAS L. RILEY
RALPH B. JOHNSON
Assistant Sports Editor
J. D. Adams
O. L. Crutcher
Mary Virginia Halley
Mary Alice 8alyers
O. B. Coffman
Mary Elizabeth Price
Fannie Curie Woodhead
COLEMAN R. SMITH
W. W. Sacra
ALBERT J. RIKEL
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
is elected as a freshman for a four-ye- ar
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
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?
"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,
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.
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
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
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.
Friday, April 24, 181
Darnell and Skinner Elected
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
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;
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.
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strikes a breakwater
Police Radio is "joining the force" in many a city
An alarm! Head- quarters radios it
to cruHinx cars.
acting as a
water in checking the surge of criminal activity
The apparatus the
police are using cornea out of the telephone workshop. It is logical that
Western Electric should make the equipment, drawing on a
experience aa manufacturer of telephones for the Bell System
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"precinct" is a
keeping an open mind ou new method of manufacture, new sources of
supply, new channels of distribution. It means welcoming and taking
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