Fiske nnd the early life of Edward Harrimnn, but such incidents occurring
ns Into ns 15)15 nro regarded by the governors of the Now York stock exchange as sufficient reason for excluding the stock of compnnioa allowing
such manipulation from being dealt in on the exchange. Wc have blue-sk- y
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of the University of Kentucky. Published every Friday throughout the
spurious or worthless securities. From the days of the Civil War
college yenr by the student body of the University.
to 1D0G we struggled with the adulteration of dairy and other food products.
Subscription One Dollar nnd Fifty Cents n Year Five Cents the Copy. The end over the struggle shipment. the enactment of n federal statue
Entered at Lexington Postoffice ns second clnss innil matter.
Progress in business conduct has been made. Legislation wns lnado
use of to compel obedience to moral standards, but the same can be accomREPORTERS
plished through voluntary nction on the part of private organizations. The
E. T. Higgins recent nction of the United Stntcs Chamber of- - Commerce is commendable
Lloyd McDounld nnd should be
ndorscd by nil economic groups.
DEAN EDWARD WEIST.
George Moore Jameson R. C. Claxon
J. A. Estcs
During the course of the football season, which opened nnd closed in
Arthur H. Morris
Chnrlsey Smith victory. The Kernel snng the praises of the Wildcat varsity, of the members
Maudo Vnn Buskirk individually nnd collectively.
No eulogy is too great for the Kentucky
Catherine Redmond Betty Rcgonstein eleven, nor can a tribute too high be paid the scrubs who constituted the
Addison Ycainan powerful reserve force that gave the 1925 team its undaunted confidence
Edna Lewis Wells
Curtis Buchler Ernestine Cross Alexander Whitehead throughoutan its successful senson. in
the commercial, professional or in any
undeniable fact that
other field of humnn endenvor, he only is victorious and commands success
who has behind him that steady, faithful tramp of the army of reserve. This
potent factor is especially evident in the field of college sports.
Thus it can truthfully be said that those who represented Kentucky on
the field of footbnll bnttle hnd confidence in their scrubs. They knew that
on the sidelines sat thirty picked men; yen, men worthy of the name,
Kentucky Wildcat, trained to the utmost nnd ready at call to throw themPhones
74 selves any moment into the thick of the fight to sustain a faltering legion
or to turn doubtful combat into decisive victory.
MANAGER OF ACCOUNTS
Wc congratulate these men who, loyal to the last, spent months in
patient and severe training, drilling nnd exercising. Many of them did not
J. L. Crawford
have opportunity to displny the fruits of their labor in public, but they were
always ready to defend the honor of their Almn Mnter if need be, and to perSPORT EDITOR
petuate the reputation of far fnnied Cats.
Frank K. Hoover
The Kernel, in its humble wny, wishes to express for the student body
a word of gratitude to those who made up this vital body of reserves.
their example live so that in the years to come others may profit by it and
the blue and white bnnncr will float even more triumphantly than was its
Wayman Thomasson C. M. Dowdcn
good fortune the senson just closed.
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weary question of equality of sexes. If men smoke, why should not women?
For just these reasons, when we speak of woman wc hnve in mind some
dninty feminine person who looks chnrming in mauve sntin or roue colored
chiffon. And wc do not like to sec smnll white hands stained with tobacco,
or teeth darkened by its use: nor do wc like the odor of tobacco to
this bewitching creature, but rnther do wo expect "Ln Parfum" of "Qucl-qne- s
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WHAT ABOUT THE HONOR SYSTEM?
A committee of outstanding students in the College of Commerce of
the University of Kentucky met recently to study the honor sustem as it
exists in colleges and universities all over the country. From a fairly complete survey of the successes and failures of the system on other campuses,
the committee reported that it wns the unanimous opinion of its members
that such a standard could be upheld by students in the College of Commerce.
The system as it stands has succeeded on ninny campuses, especially in
the south. The plan of the honor system was tirst inaugurated at the University of Virginia. It has succeeded there for so many years that it hns
become one of the most cherished traditions of the institution. Washington
and Lee, Princeton, Annapolis, West Point, Vnnderbilt, University of California, and Tulane may be cited among other notable instances bf its success.
The system has succeeded on about three-fourth- s
of the enmpuses where it
has been tried. Most of these are state institutions.
Under the system the student signs the pledge that he will neither
receive nor give aid on an examination and that he will report any violation
of the pledge which comes under his observation. On most campuses the
decision of an accusation is handed down by a student council. Action rests
in the hands of a faculty committee.
Harvard is one of the leading schools of the country which has not attempted to establish the system. There the students feel that they have not
a homogenous body, that there are too many foreigners, and that the spirit
is not sufficient to uphold it.
The system was tried at the University of Illinois but there it failed, presumably because of the large freshman class. With approximately 4,000
freshmen each year, the institution found it practically impossible to have a
forceful administration of the system. Four thousand freshmen could not be
made to recognize it as a personal obligation.
If the University of Kentucky were able to establish and uphold such a
standard, its degree could be conferred only upon the true scholar, whereas
at present, no doubt some receive the diploma who do not deserve it and who
are not fully qualified to take their places in the world as college graduates.
The successful establishment of the honor system would eliminate the
student who "rides through" on the work of others, and would,' therefore, increase the value of the diploma.
The question is, would the honor system succeed at the University of
Kentucky ? As the system stands, it is the opinion of the writer that it can
never be established in the whole student body! We believe that every student
would like to bd put upon his honor, that he would sign that part of the
pledge which affects only himself, but that he would not uphold that part
which relates to his classmates. It is one thing to. ask a student to give his
word of honor that he will not receive aid on an examination; it is quite another thing to expect him to refuse aid to a friend who asks it, or to report
anyone whom he sees either giving or receiving help.
It is the belief of the writer that University of Kentucky students would
live up to a much higher moral level if they were placed solely on their
honor. The professor who watches his classes with "an eagle eye" provokes
the urge to cheat if only for the thrill of "getting by" with it.
A student remarked the other day, "There is one man on this campus
that you just couldn't try to put anything over on. He's too white!" Isn't
that the spirit we would like to see in everyone, ALWAYS? This student
intimated that he would as soon cheat in certain other classes as not! Isn't
it true that youth usually lives up to what is expected of it? If a professor expects his student to chent, don't they feel relieved of moral re
We believe that this system of leaving students on their honor might be
Certainly, the watchful professpr is unable to cope with
called a success.
the situation. With all his alertness he is unable to see everything!
choice to make, we beIf every student realized that he had a free-wi- ll
lieve he would not be found wanting. Then, indeed, we would have a TRUE
honor system, one which would bring out only the finest moral fiber and which
would not cramp the individual by the constant dread of having tb act the
whom we all find so contemptible.
part of the "tell-tale- "
EDITOR'S NOTE The foregoing observation was written by Miss
Frances Lee as a class paper, the subject having been assigned to the editorial class in the department of journalism. The Kernel asked the privilege
of reproducing, it here; not necessarily as its own opinion on this live university subject but rather as an incentive to still further discussion of the
honor system by the students and fnculty.
Industrial progress in the last quarter of a century has been very rapid,
and has resulted in removing the isolated status of virtually all classes of
people through the automobile and the radio. It has provided inexpensive
amusements for the masses in the form of the moving picture, and has made
possible the gratification of other new human wants through a greater variety and a greater quantity of goods available to the great mass of consumers. In view of this industrial progress one may well ask whether the
idealism of the country is moving forward at the same pace. Is business
morality neglected, or is it also rapidly moving to higher standards?
The answer to this question may be found in a number of historical
incidents and in the recent action of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
In its 1924 meeting the Chamber adopted fifteen rules of business conduct.
Summarized very briefly, they stand for genuine service to the public as the
only justification for a business enterprise, cooperation between capital and
labor, unci a fair reward to all elements participating in the business including the management, the investor, and the wage-earne- r.
The "membership of chambers of commerce is made up primarily of merchants. About
8,000 individual members of local chnmbers of commerce have subscribed to
these rules of conduct and have pledged themselves to run their businesses
The declaration of principles is magnificent
on the basis of this philosophy.
and should be heartily supported by all economic groups including manufacturers' associations, agricultural and labor organizations.
A glance at history discloses much improvement in the generally accepted ethical standards in business. The Teapot Dome incident appeared
to be a step backward, but the terrible shock is gave the country shows
clearly that it was wholly out of tune with the accepted rules of the business
Looking backward, we come across a number of crooked business practices that today are no longer sanctioned and have now virtually wholly
disappeared. Going back to early railroad building we come across the construction company that sapped the railroad companies of a large portion of
its property and doled it out among the few stockholders of the construction
The Credit Mobilier is familiar to ull students of American history. Unfair competition, business combination and attempts to freeze out
the small competitor was a phenomenon that congress and state legislatures
btruggled with for a quarter of a century before measures were evolved
capable of coping with its evils. Stock manipulation on the part of directors of corporations resulting in the loss of property values held by widows
and orphans, were considered shrewd business deals in the days of Jim
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earthquake could have caused more shocks than
the announcement from Bryn Mawr authorities that smoking rooms have
been established for their women students. It has jarred the very foundation
of conservatism in the Middle West and the South. No
could have caused more talk or excitement nmong students. Mayhap it has
its equal in the memorable fight in Tennessee,' "Are we monkeys or are
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Seriously speaking, however, the old question of the harmfulness of
is again raised. Prominent scientists and medical men claim that tobacco is more harmful to women than to men, and investigations show that
there are" quite a number of cases of cigarette blindness among society
women who smoke incessantly. There seems to be no xplanation for this but
the fact remains. Physicians are further claiming that the child of a woman
who smokes is not as physically fit as the one whose mother abstains from
the use of the "weed." On the other hand, the temperate smoker does no
harm to herself. If all the users of tobacco were temperate, there would be
no occasion to debate its harmfulness. But when was the human race ever
Hence temperance organizations, which would soon lead to
leagues, followed quickly by an anti-ic- e
to take the joy out of life.
Likewise, smoking has been criticised from a moral viewpoint, but undoubtedly morality does not enter into the discussion, or should not ns it is
irrelevant. Many folk feel that when a woman smokes she ceases to be a
woman, and becomes a wanton. This is about ns inane as declaring a man
guilty of murder on circumstantial evidence, for the girl in question probably is as pure, as sweet, as good, and with as high ideals as any woman ever
the satisfaction of doing business with
If most of the women smokers were honest with themselves, they would
admit that they smoked to be "smart" and for the looks of the thing, because "they simply adored blase and sophisticated women," or on account
of their favorite actress, Pola Negri, who "smokeoTso cunningly" in her last
film. This rather makes one wonder that if such a cry had not been raised
against it and so much talk created, whether smoking among women would
not have died a natural death. Perhaps then Bryn Mawr is the wisest of
schools, in showing her students that she docs not consider them "ultra
Bmart," but rather ordinary beings, who are doing nothing out of the way.
Of course, we could not close this subject without bringing in the world
of Bradley Polytechnic
institute are holding a suppressed
desire" dance for
frolicker will reveal her unexpressed
wishes and dress exactly as she
wishes regardless ofvfashion, taste or
"Our pioneering work
The freshmen of Bucknell Women's
College must place their names on a
large placard, which will be carried
on sticks three feet long.- - Last year,
they were compelled to wear their
names on green bibs.
has just begun"
one said to
official of the
Fifty juniors and seniors of the
granted optional class attendance dur
ing the winter quarter as a reward
for making a B average during the
'Your pioneering work is done.
u have created a system that
makes a neighborhood of the
The executive replied:
"Our pioneering work his just
About three hundred students of
Tulane University, with their band,
followed their team from New Orleans to Chicago on a special" when
they played Northwestern. Incidentally, they won.
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