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KENTUCKY PACE POUR KERNEL 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 The Kentucky Kernel is the official newspaper of the students nnd nlumnl lnws in all states intended to protect the unsophisticated investor from 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. giving of came with Subscription One Dollar nnd Fifty Cents n Year Five Cents the Copy. The end over the struggle shipment. the enactment of n federal statue control interstate 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 EDITORIAL E. T. Higgins recent nction of the United Stntcs Chamber of- - Commerce is commendable Ann Gormlcy Lloyd McDounld nnd should be Hunter Moody y ndorscd by nil economic groups. Marin Middclton Neil Plununer EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DEAN EDWARD WEIST. George Moore Jameson R. C. Claxon Ava Cnwood Helen Shelton J. A. Estcs Virginia Boyd Nellie Torian Lydia Roberts Ruth Robinson MANAGING EDITOR Willy King Virginia Reeves 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 Virginin Conroy Maudo Vnn Buskirk individually nnd collectively. Paul Porter No eulogy is too great for the Kentucky ASSOCIATE EDITORS 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 Mildred Pool Elizabeth Lilleston Florence Ogden Kyle Edna Lewis Wells Curtis Buchler Ernestine Cross Alexander Whitehead throughoutan its successful senson. in Dave the commercial, professional or in any undeniable fact that It is Norman Allen Frances Lee other field of humnn endenvor, he only is victorious and commands success Eugenia O'Hura Maria McElroy who has behind him that steady, faithful tramp of the army of reserve. This BUSINESS Margaret McWilliams potent factor is especially evident in the field of college sports. Thus it can truthfully be said that those who represented Kentucky on BUSINESS MANAGER NEWS the field of footbnll bnttle hnd confidence in their scrubs. They knew that Jnck Warren 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 NEWS EDITOR 6800-'U1G24 74 selves any moment into the thick of the fight to sustain a faltering legion 2030 Virginia Kelley or to turn doubtful combat into decisive victory. MANAGER OF ACCOUNTS ASSISTANTS Wc congratulate these men who, loyal to the last, spent months in patient and severe training, drilling nnd exercising. Many of them did not '27 Jnmcs Augustus J. L. Crawford JolmJL Bullock have opportunity to displny the fruits of their labor in public, but they were ASSISTANT always ready to defend the honor of their Almn Mnter if need be, and to perSPORT EDITOR Fred Nobbie petuate the reputation of far fnnied Cats. Frank K. Hoover The Kernel, in its humble wny, wishes to express for the student body MANAGER CIRCULATION May a word of gratitude to those who made up this vital body of reserves. ASSISTANTS LoRoy KefTer their example live so that in the years to come others may profit by it and Lovell Underwood Frank Smith ASSISTANT the blue and white bnnncr will float even more triumphantly than was its Wayman Thomasson C. M. Dowdcn Rex McClurc good fortune the senson just closed. Warren A. Price ANN GORMLEY ADVERTISING MANAGER 1 SOCIETY EDITOR James S. Shropshire Edith Minihan CO-ED- S Phone 6800 Univ. 74 for rates. THE KENTUCKY KERNEL 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, e 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 LUCILE COOK. Flours." per-vnd- :mKrutmJtm::nmmttjmmmt: J. A. Vondcrllaar TYPEWRITERS FOR SALE OR RENT SPECIAL RENTAL RATES TO STUDENTS OUR WILDCAT RESERVE FORCE ASSISTANTS Thelma Snyder Pauline Adams EXCHANGE EDITOR Dorothy Stebbins FOREMAN Delos Nooe FEATURE EDITOR LeRoy Smith ASSISTANT A. L. Pigman 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 sponsibility .' 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. Dealer: L. telephone 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 company. 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 C. Smith & Bros. Typewriter Co. OPP. COURT HOUSE TRY OUR SERVICE ONCE i YOU WILL ALWAYS COME BACK Hertz Dodges Fords 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 Bolshevism 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 No Santa Barbara All New Cars hot-be- d wc Balloon Tires not?" 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 temperate? leagues, followed quickly by an anti-ic- e cream organization, 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 You have the satisfaction of doing business with real friends. The Storey RENT-A-CA- R Company possessed.' 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 Phone 6120 Lafayette-Phoeni- x chum "cowboy" underwood Stebbins) (By Dorothy The co-e- of Bradley Polytechnic institute are holding a suppressed only. Each desire" dance for frolicker will reveal her unexpressed wishes and dress exactly as she wishes regardless ofvfashion, taste or moaesty. co-e- "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 RECENTLY some 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 fall quarter. BellSysterh: 'Your pioneering work is done. u have created a system that makes a neighborhood of the nation." I I 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. I ' Carte du Jour the ordinary pen has greater value conversationallyusually good for a cursing any time. Don't throw it away but the Parker point is have a Duof old on hand to Yes, v - v begun. Each day brings nev'prob-- v lems. View discoveries, new devel opments, all calling forbroader- vkioned handling on a larger scale than ever beipre.T If I werea yoimg nanigainin years, 1 would cjioose the telcphoW busines ioiyny life work eyen more quickly than I half-hour- 's write with. iA I trical A fEhcr- - interest Development by an Institution that will be helped by what tver helps the Industry. THE COLLEGE HUT I SELLS i " ) " ' : ' n i J " 3 . Published for the Communication Industry by "western Electric Company Makers of the Nation's Telephones PARKER PENS and will engrave your name free on each pen bought from BUCK. Garage STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES mutwm Exchange Notes ETHICS IN BUSINESS game. STANDARD TKffiff SMOKING MECHANICAL nunnit W. C. StngR ALL MAKES NumbtrSiofaurUi ' I