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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL The Kentucky Kernel SUMMER EDITION 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. EDITORS John R. Bullock- Niel - STAFF Mary Elizabeth Carter Dorothy Stebbins Theresa NewhofF FOREMAN Don Grote BUSINESS MANAGER Vames Shropshire I TEACHING ' Plummer 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 another. 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 change. 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. n essay, "An Old In his Master" Woodrow Wilson admitted we are gaining in thoroughness but wondered if we are not losing in ttioughtfulness by abandoning the According to the lecture method. former president the reason is simple for this metamorphosis in educational bor one 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 atory drill'." Viewed from the student's stand point there is much to be said for If President Wilson's contentions. the 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. It does 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 important. 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. 0- - ON OTHER CAMPUSES 0- - -- o BEGINNING 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 top." The man preferred to hire, a col lege man whenever he found one who, He had could do his work efficiently. many college men working for him already. 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 up. The 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 the prospect. College men, records show, rise quickly once they are adjusted to their work. Their novitiate in the lower grades of business competition is short. 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. Oklahoma Daily. thirty-fiv- Hell for this." Physically Unfit! suddenly, Spanish-America- "off-day- el safe-keepi- naso-phary- extra-curricul- one-ha- PREVIEWS one-ha- lf LITERARY SECTION -- We Cater to the Students at semi-liqu- GRITTON Dry Cleaning h. Special Attention i UNIVERSITY SHOE SHOP "TIP-TOE- W. C. Stagg ALL MAKES- - J. A. YeneerHaar "Tip-Toes- ," TYPEWRITERS FOR SALE OR RENT SPECIAL RENTAL RATES TO STUDENTS EXCHANGE Dealer: L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriters- Urr. oATTum ttTTC31? VJUXVJL nuuou - f "The-Claw,- " TYPEWRITER STANDARD WEST SHORT STREET e Now that we have had experience tragically, the with several hundred cases of serious n 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!" Are Discussed 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 oca serious 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. break- feeding. Proper control and traincourse of greatest op- down as well, lasting nervous life. their four-yetheater Saturday as the feature of through ing of your son who is now in high portunity handicapped both mentally the program. 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 and', 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 lf 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 OF pounds. He portray the principal roles in "Held An observing teacher often finds to increase his health intelligence by lost two and LOCAL SHOWS 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 life. "SENORITA" His tonsils KENTUCKY THEATER 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 "FRAMED" 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 The operation1. picture thrill producer! It makes its his repertoire about .swaggering tem an unfortunate choice is neces- his repeated colds. as a South 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 LONGING Framed" at the Kentucky Theater which comes to the Strand Sunday. physical, mental and social opportunwhisper your name to the wind, I beginning Sunday. ities which college has 'to offer. ExIt was in the role of a Spanish lover my dear, 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 FIFTY" 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 clouds, 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 longing and under it Zalamea," an old Spanish play casional of removing his haridicap lie in that For the haven of your arms. layer. bears to the dramatic is mud in a thick U. K. the discovery and correction of his literature of 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 of Unfortunately high intellectual at that Shakespearean plays do to Eng BOOK REVIEW 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. Co. make their escape afte'r the deadly Tin Gods" with Thomas Meighan for Woodrow Wilson 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 be given. 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 "THE CLAW" 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. t 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 scene in the Me." It is certain that these papers M. A. Mangiene & Ce. killed. 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 early speeches 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 suite at the Kentucky Theater beginning false which she is occupying under United States" was written when pretenses. next Thursday. 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. CAMPUS 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 and Will 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 CAMPUS veldt. 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 are 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. You irate hotel manager may appear with president, extending in time from the Olcott directed. 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. president. war stained, moves wearily in a light INCORPORATED 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 and 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 t. Behind her climbs during examinations. she is 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 mankind everywhere. 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 Thus Inc irnr. 173Z University Cafeteria Excellent Work Reasonable Prices SSkSSSh on 4 THE and OFF THE are always finding needs for a Tfiree meals served, on the pus, every school day. Open forenoons for sandwiches, milk, chocolate, coffee, ice cream and candy. cam- Basement Administration Building bin aw TODAY NOW PLAYING TQM MIX in "The Circus Ace" "ROOKIES" with SATURDAY-JOHN- NY WALKER RALPH LEWIS in CARL DANE GEO. K. ARTHUR MARCELINE DAY Held by the Law" NEXT SUNDAY BEBE DANIELS in "SENORITA" AUGUST 10 WILL ROGERS DOROTHY GISH in Tip-Toe- f : ijinin,,, s" IIUWDIIDIIIIIDIDDIHHII SUNDAY "The Rough Riders" The Million Dollar Board Show Production Direct From Its $2 Run in the Key Cities! ROYAL PORTABLE Transyivania Printing Iompany "Tip-Toe- Rent a Big STUDEBAKER bare-foo- and view. It is Uncle Sam. He stops and turns his head to the cry of the frightened vain, far-of-f 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 W. W. STILL KODAKSEASTMAN FILMS DEVELOPING and PRINTING W. Short St. Lexington, Ky. 129 U. K. It Yourself Stationery We have on hand' a new supply of University Stationery ordered especially for summer school students. The seals are in blue and gold. GOLD SEAL BLUE SEAL Take your Choice of COACHES PHAETONS The price is right. ROADSTERS $1.00 per box 75c 15c t PER MILE per box CAMPUS BOOK STORE Basement Men's 'Gym Studebaker-U-Driv- e MAMMOTH GARAGE 333 E. Main St. PhMe 7070 t f