THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
The Kentucky Kernel
The Kentucky Kernel is the official newspaper of the students and alumni
Published every Friday throughout
of the University of Kentucky.
the college year by the student body of the university.
Entered at Lexington Postoffice as second class mail matter.
John R. Bullock-
Mary Elizabeth Carter
Teachers, especially those in institutions of higher learning, are not
bound by any absolute rules of procedure. In agriculture science and
experience have proved that the best
results are obtained if the seed is
planted at certain times and in certain ways. In medicine science has
shown that the chances of recovery
are best if certain treatments are
given. But in teaching there is no
positive criterion some teachers use
one method to most advantage, some
It seems to rest largely
upon the individual.
There is no doubt, however, that in
American universities methods of
teaching have undergone considerable
No longer is th lecture
method used exclusively; indeed one
well may hesitate before he says it
is even employed extensively today.
In "its place is substituted a list of
data, facts, and bibliogrphy dictated
by the instructor; or, as is employed
br some instructors, the daily oral
quiz, method to cover the facts re
lated in the text assignment.
essay, "An Old
Master" Woodrow Wilson admitted
we are gaining in thoroughness but
wondered if we are not losing in
ttioughtfulness by abandoning the
According to the
former president the reason is simple
for this metamorphosis in educational
methods since, says he,
man who can impart an undying im
pulse there are several score, pre
supposing the requisite training, who
can impart a method; and here is the
well understood ground for the cum
ulating disfavor of college lecturing
and the rapid substitution of 'labor
Viewed from the student's stand
point there is much to be said for
President Wilson's contentions.
one examines any university
University of Kentucky, for example
one will find that as a general rule
students take the greatest interest
in those courses in which the professor has the ability to give them a
wider vision of his subject; in those
courses in which the professor uses
the lecture method to join up the
cold facts of 'the text with modern
life and its problems.
Undoubtedly there is something to
be said for the daily quiz method
used by some instructors.
cover th lext and probably it serves
its purpose of pounding into the student's head facts found in the text.
But should college students have to
have material pounded into them?
Don't they already have or can't they
be shown in other ways some idea of
the purpose of college? If not if
they can learn only by secondary and
grammar school methods have they
any business in college?
It is not disputed that facts are
Nor should the importance of text books be lessened. What
The Kernel is suggesting is that
while these be stressed for outside
work and preparation, that the class
period be devoted,- to a larger degree,
to the lecture of the old school to
the lecture which encouraged thought
as well as presented facts. Perhaps
if this were done the United States
would produce men like Wilson's "old
master" Adam Smith men of philosophical insight and practical vision;
men who would add to the glory
which is now ours, like that Scotch
professor whose economic teachings
added so greatly to the material triumphs of the British empire.
Wheh asked to give Tiis chief objection to college graduates who applied
to him for work after leaving school,
a successful enmlover replied. "Col
lege men usually want to begin at
The man preferred to hire, a col
lege man whenever he found one who,
could do his work efficiently.
many college men working for him
But the men he employed were not
reluctant to begin where the rest of
the men began. They were willing
to learn his business from the ground
His position is easy to see.
success of his business depend upon
the men who produce his commodity
and upon the men who offer it t6 the
public. His perspicuity in choosing
men then accounts largely for his
own success in business.
College men, according to this employer's experience, often wished to
occupy executive positions without
having' learned the basic phases of
the business through actual work.
It may be that, once in a decade
or two, a college man appears who is
big enough to handle a job without
having acquired beginning experience. However, these men are the
exception and often prove costly experiments to the employer in spite
of their college training.
To the average college man, the
getting and holding of a first job on
graduation is of vital importance.
The first year or two may presage
the business life of the man. Thus,
it is of far greater importance to the
employed man to grow substantially
than to the employer to take a chance
on a promising graduate.
The man who begins too high may
suffer a severe setback. The repulse
will be painful but it will be beneficial, too. The sooner the lesson can
be effectually learned the better for
College men, records show, rise
quickly once they are adjusted to
their work. Their novitiate in the
lower grades of business competition
Then comes the steady rise to em
inence and success.
Then is when
the time spent in learning from the
ground up is amply rewarded.
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Now that we have had experience
with several hundred cases of serious
crisis is brought
physical unfitness among college men
to a head. The nation seethes with i
classify most of
anger, bewilderment and uncertainty.
Four Types in College Are Discussed by Dr. William R. P. we find it possible to
them in four groups
There are cries for war. The counEmerson inVJune Issue of American Boy Magazine;
try resounds with shouts of "RememThe first group is the obese stuVarious Means of Improving Conditions
dent. This means a weight for height
ber the Maine!"
of more than twenty per cent above
Then follows the whole story, vividthe average.
These men usually
ly pictured in "The Rough Riders"
which opens at the Ben Ali Sunday (By WM. R. P. EMERSON, M.D:) soon as their nervous equilibrium has show the highest percentage o failbeen slightly upset
Often their ures and the lowest average of high
for' a week's run.
Perhaps nowhere do we find a betare like those shown after college marks. They are frequently
ter demonstration of the effects of recitations illness. The
remarkably free from common physSTRAND THEATER
low standards of health and of low
among stu- casionally experienced by the best of ical defects such as obstructions in
health intelligence than
students can frequently be explained breathing and have excellent powers
"HELD BY THE LAW"
dents entering college. Half of th.3se in terms of overfatigue and other re
of assimilation. While underweight
A portion of Sing Sing prison ex- young men and women are below par sults of low health intelligence. Fail- - is usually due to a complicaiton of
in weight and a large group of from in
actly duplicating the famous penitenthe day's work or in securing causes among which lack of proper
tiary was built at Universal City for twenty to thirty per cent exhibit credit for a semester's studies is bad food is apt to be a minor factor overpractically all the signs of poor phys- enough but often this poor condition weight is almost always
"Held by the Law," the Universal-Jewa matter of
They enter upon may bring about a
which comes to the Strand ical condition.
Proper control and traincourse of greatest op- down as well, lasting nervous life.
their four-yetheater Saturday as the feature of
ing of your son who is now in high
portunity handicapped both mentally
All of this applies equally well to school can soon start him on the
and physically for attaining success
habits which will
The large set, covering almost half
college life. Many of them are the young man or woman who is en course of health
save him from membership in this
of one of the largest studio stages,
shut out from excelling in athletics tering industry. In certain jobs an group, at present one of the greatest
was built from actual blueprints of which is apt to mean much in making excellent physical condition is absothe big prison. The prints were oblutely necessary, while in all lines of debits in the college situation.
tained from wardens of the prison friends.
The Only Safe Cwe
So the freshman at the start has a industry the less fit tend to be set
after the greatest difficulty, and ofThe second group is made up of;
handicap which his efforts at athlet aside and preference given o those
ficials of Universal were held personmen who are suffering from serious'
He may who have more endurance.
ics usually make worse.
ally responsible for their
physical defects. The most common
turn to other openings which will
Entrance Conditions in Fitness
until they were returned.
One of the most dramatic scenes promise distinction among his fel
Selective admission requirements trouble is that of inflamatory condiwhich has
Here again he meets limita for college entrance have thus far tions of the
ever filmed is enacted in this set with lows.
Ralph Lewis as a condemned man, tions because if he engages in any tended to work in the wrong direction been overlooked or neglected. These
not free to gain physically-anactiv in matters of health, for they spur on men are
waiting for the hour of his execution. of the various
which they get, on fairly well un"Held by the. Law," is an Edward ities he must carry work besides his the highly organized type of student
Laemmle production, based on an orig- academic requirements. His efforts in to greater strain with resulting over der favorable conditions of living it
inal story by Bayard Veiller, noted these directions are subject to much fatigue and less chance for ultimate is easy for them to fail when they
author and playwright whose "Within more immediateests than can be ap- success in life. Many who fall by are subjected to any unusual menttal
and strain is the way offer the most valuable ma- or physical strain.
the Law" and "The Thirteenth Chair" plied to college
An example of this type is a man
have been among the biggest popular almost inevitable, involving early fa- terial for scholarship. A student who
tigue and a restlessness due to his has succeeded in meeting higher aca- who enters college twenty-fou- r
successes of the last decade.
pounds fourteen per cent
Johnnie Walker, Marguerite de la impaired physical condition which demic standards at the cost of his
The second week he
Motte, Robert Ober, Ralph Lewis, E. plays havoc with his ability to con- health need3 to be physically "condi- underweight.
J. Ratcliffe, Maude Wayne and others centrate.
tioned." He would then be compelled had a "cold" with a temperature and
portray the principal roles in "Held
An observing teacher often finds to increase his health intelligence by lost two and
by the Law."
students who are "quite unable to training himself in health habits be- - then recovered this loss and gained
make even passable recitations as fore he is permitted to enter college three additional pounds in four weeks
but another "cold" stopped his prog
In last year's report of the twenty ress. arrangements were badly diseased
Wililam Powell, that smooth, suave
were made to have
men excelling in scholarship at Har- and
heavy of the silent drama, who has
vard not one had achieved high rank them removed. It was found that a
played more Spanish roles than any
The mud rush is the newest motion
in athletics. Under our present sys- chronic sinus infection accounted for
other type, is
to add another to
picture thrill producer! It makes its his repertoire about .swaggering
tem an unfortunate choice is neces- his repeated colds.
celluloid debut in Milton Sills' latest
o sary. Every man has a right to full (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE)
American bully in Bebe Daniels' newstarring picture for First National, est Paramount production, "Senorita,"
participation in a large share of the
Framed" at the Kentucky Theater which comes to the Strand Sunday.
physical, mental and social opportunwhisper your name to the wind,
ities which college has 'to offer. ExIt was in the role of a Spanish lover
A mud rush in a tropical diamond
perience with many physical types
in the stage production "Spanish
As it murmurs through the trees;
mine bears no relation to gold rushes Love"
that Powell first gained public I breathe your name to the stars has shown me that a person's health
'LOOK NIFTY, SAVE
or land rushes!, It is a mine disaster, recognition.
is the result of his health habits.
"Spanish Love" played
At night upon my knees.
always feared in the regions where it for forty weeks in New
Therefore the young man or woman
York and it
I shout you name to the piled up who enters college or industry physioccurs, because it is so swift and was
from that engagement that he
deadly in its action.
cally handicapped offers prima facie
first turned toward motion pictures.
I fling it to the storm,
In certain tropical regions, there is
evidence that there are serious deOne of his most interesting roles,
But there's always the aching
a layer of soil kept fairly solid by oc Powell states, was in "The Alcalde of
fects in his health habit's. The means
and under it Zalamea," an old Spanish play
of removing his haridicap lie in
that For the haven of your arms.
layer. bears to the dramatic
mud in a thick
the discovery and correction of his
M. M. physical
pressure like that Spain somewhat
This mud exerts a
and social defects.
of the same relation
"water on deep mine tunnels. When
Unfortunately high intellectual at
that Shakespearean plays do to Eng
it breaks through, it fills up those lish literature. One of Powell's best
tainments even when used with refer' PHONE 588
tunnels, and often traps the men roles of his earlier screen days was as
"Selected Literary and Political ence to health have no necessary
working in them.
Gaspard de Vaca in "The Bright Papers and Addresses of Woodrow effect upon health attainment. The
Sills and' his leading ladyj Natalie Shawl."
Wilson." Three volumes. 1185 pag- great thinker, Herbert Spencer, sixty
Kingston, are caught in a "blind"
Among his more recent Spanish es. Copyright 1926 by Edith Boiling years ago wrote an essay on physical
tunnel by a mud rush, realistically characterizations have been in "Too Wilson.
Published by Grosset and education which is still far ahead of
They Many' Kisses" with
reproduced for "Framed."
our common practice in these matters
Richard Dix and in Dunlap, New York.
make their escape afte'r the deadly Tin Gods" with Thomas Meighan for
president, mas- yet his own health habits were atroooze has engulfed them shoulder-hig- Paramount.
ter of politics, educator, student of. ciously bad and he broke, down- - at
In "Senorita," Powell plays the. vil government, lover of learning and the
Four Vitaphone numbers will also lain of the pampas to Bebe Daniels' fine arts all are reflected in the
speeches and essays
heroine and James Hall's hero. The eighty-fou- r
story is a colorful tale of an American which compose the three volumes of
girl in South America and her hilar- this collection of papers of the late
In these days of modern civilization ious adventures in masculine masquer- president.
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial
TO STUDENT'S WORK
it is hard to realize that' there are ade.
Prize Awards Committee has recomstill placese on the globe where a
mended these volumes to persons
white man is in constant danger of
planning to enter the national contest
attack from savage natives who reThere is .a weird and entertaining on "What Woodrow Wilson Means to
tain that primal instinct to kill or be nightmare
the Me." It is certain that these papers
M. A. Mangiene & Ce.
This condition still prevails in feature at the Strand Theater begin do give a clear insight into the charCORNER HIGH AND LIME
parts of British East Africa and it ning Wednesday, in 'which a strange acter of the man.
this background that Cynthia company of famous people cavort
The first volume of the series conStockley, the noted author, has taken while Dorothy Gish as the penniless sists of twenty-on- e
the heroine of the story tosses guiltily on and papers of Wilson. .The first pafor her latest story,
which will be shown the, silken bed in the expensive hotel per "Cabinet Government in the
screen version of
at the Kentucky Theater beginning false which she is occupying under United States" was written when
Wilson was a senior in Princeton and
Michael Arlen is seen chatting with is
Mrs. Stockley has woven a power
a comparison of the governments
Mile. Lenglen cries be
ful theme around the lives of a beau- Shakespeare;
of England and the United States.
cause a mediaeval woman snatches her Some of the best of the papers in
tiful English girl, an English army
officer and the scion of a noble Eng- tennis ball; Mary Queen of Scots flirts this volume are those entitled "Mr.
lish family, who are transplanted by with a modern young man and it all Cleveland as President," "Robert E.
the die of fate from the calm and ends in a puff of smoke with Nelson Lee: An Interpretation," and "The
Rogers, both Lawyer in Politics" the last of
dignity of London to the African Keyes
sheathed in steel armour rescuing which was delivered before a meeting
Claire Windsor and Norman Kerry Dorothy. And when she awakes and of the Kentucky Bar Association in
realizes where 'she is, reality seems Lexington.
in the picture while the
other end of the triangle is portrayed more distressing than the nightThe second volume consists of fifty
Sidney mare for she doesn't know when the later papers and addresses of the
by Arthur Edmund Carew.
irate hotel manager may appear with president, extending in time from the
a policeman to take herself and her first inaugural address March 4, 1913
tricky "uncles," who are plotting to to the address "High Significance of
BEN ALI THEATER
marry her to a wealthy young Eng- Armistice Day," which delivered over
lish lord, away to one of those awful the radio November 10, 1923, was the
"THE ROUGH RIDERS"
English gaols which Oscar Wilde de- last public address of the broken
Jt is 1897. A tattered Cuban flag, scribed so vividly.
war stained, moves wearily in a light
is an unusual picture in
By far the best of Woodrow Wilbreeze.
more ways than one because it was
son's literary efforts are found in the
Against a tropical skyline, flames produced in London, England. Parathird volume, which' consists of fourare shooting upward from a burning mount imported it to America.
teen papers written and pubished
village. Riflles flash in the darkness.
while he was at Princeton before he
The figure of a Cuban girl is seen
Recent examinations at the Uni- turned from education to politics.
climbing a steep hill. Reaching the
summit, ,'she is silhouetted against versity of Missouri have disclosed Each of these fourteen essays is a
the sky and lighted by the flames of numerous and various superstitions masterpiece but perhaps "An Old
the distant burning village. Her hair among the students. Members of one Master," '.'Mere Literature"
is dishevelled, her clothes torn and fraternity dressed entirely in black "When a Man Comes to Himself" are
One student slightly superior to the others, re
Behind her climbs during examinations.
the figure of a man, menacing, terri always carried eight aces in his poc- fleeting as they do the gentle spirit,
ble. The girl shrinks from him and ket to protect him. Others carried brilliant but calm mind, and noble
lifts her arms in a gesture of appeal horseshoes, rabbit's feet and some character of that American whose
She shouts, terror stricken, for help wore certain supposedly lucky arti- name is enshrined in the hearts of
The scene shifts to the symbolic cles of clothing.
figure of a man holding the handles
of a plow by two great horses. He
comes over a low rise behind which
we see the first light of the morning
sun. From his comparatively small
figure a gigantic shadow flows into
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He stops and turns his head to the
cry of the frightened
girl. An expression of determination
comes into his face. He wraps the
reins around the plow handle and
strides swiftly toward the sea. He
wades into the water, rolling up his
sleeves preparing to fight.
The scene again shifts to Havana
harbor with the battleship Maine
moving majestically past Morro Cas
tie. For a few days the ship rides
at anchor. Then one historic night,
an explosion blows her to bits. One
ox her sailors, clinging to a spar in
the water, utters these prophetic
words: "Somebody is going to catch
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