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The Kentucky Kernel, February 26, 1926

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

if..- MILITARY EDITION THE KENTUCKY KERNEL I SUPPORT THIS WILDCATS! THEM SEND WIRES OP CONGRATULA- TION AFTER THEY HEAT V. M. I. LEXINGTON, KY., 4 fc Sfc FEBRUARY 20, 1920 . tr-- w - Hs r- BRILLIANT SOCIAL SCABBARD AND AFFAIR WILL BE BLADE TO PLEDGE BEST IN HISTORY Honorary Military Fraternity H HDDACC - r TonightixEAM for first 1MTAT TnM177 " --. AA STEPHENSON ft 0, f 7. C Unit Was Establishedn E. A. rrv IW Tn r F7 TTT 1 f A u. jn j. r"amvus in ran orr y i mlllu di . 77 1 fr I A TNT. T 1 TDrTMTA Atlanta Constitution Says Ken- tucky wm piay winner of Georgia-TennessMatch In Second Round Object Is To Provide Training; drill work. This continued in force U. of K. Football Player and Lew Sharp, Wealthy Farmer, Enrollment In Advanced and until the establishment of the R.O. Will Select New Members at NINE PLAYERS MAKE TRIP Die When Locomotive Basic Courses Shows Rapid Ball Tonight; Outstanding T.C. Infantry unit under the provisDefense Act of to Be Chosen Hits Car ions of the National Growth Since 1919 Juniors Atlanta Paper Also Claims Mis1916 which was amended by the Nasissippi, North Carolina Unitional Defense Act of 1920. DEATH COMES INSTANTLY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1919 NEEDS ARE ENUMERATED versity Better Than U. K: Men's Gymnasium, Where Function Will Take Place, to Be Gorgeously Decorated ; Two Orchestras Furnish Music In 1921, when the advance course of the R.O.T.C. unit of the university was in it's infancy, Boots and Saddle Scabbard and Blade to Pledge; was organized locally among officers of the Military Department. The ofAdmission Charges $1.50; ficers under whom the local was Hours 9 to 1 o'clock formed were Coleman Hunter, Horace The social season of the university Miller Clay, Edward Gans and Hcrn-do- n Evans. The following year, 1922, will reach its height this evening at the brilliant ball being given by the the national fraternity of Scabbard members of the military department and Blade accepted the petition of the in the university gymnasium from 0 local, Boots and Saddle and D. comuntil 1 o'clock. Each year this affair pany, fourth regiment of Scabbard is regarded as the most outstanding and Blade was installed. Organized in 1919 event of the social calendar and is always looked forward to with much Scabbard and Blade, the national pleasure, but this year more elaborate military fraternity, was organized in preparations arc being made for it 1919, at Purdue University by officers than ever before and the lidsts are from Purdue, Cornell, and several planning to make this ball the most other northern colleges and universibrilliant affair ever given at the Uni- ties. Today it has 62 chapters and versity of Kentucky. 3,000 members in universities and colGym To Be Decorated leges throughout the country where is to be gorgeousThe gymnasium the United States government proin a manner fitting for a vides R.O.T.C. units. It is the only ly decorated military function and two orchestras military organization outside that of will furnish the music. The ball is the regular g&.rnment schools. bn strictly formal with eight no--i.- s. The national annual convention for during each of which bcauti- -' 1926 will be held at the University of iighting effects will be used. Louisana, Baton Rouge, La., in April i Lovely favors will be presented to the and May. Two delegates will be sent girls as a souvenir of the occasion. from this chapter but as yet they A special feature of the military have not been chosen. ball this .year will be the grand Will Pledge Tonight D. company, fourth regiment will EIGHT) hold pledge ceremonies tonight at the 'CONTINUED ON PAGE Military ball. Outstanding members of the junior class who have done in the T. C. notable work pledged military departR. and these memment will be bers will be carried as pledges until Claim No Single Element Has June, when they will become officers. The members of the organization Contributed More to Sound GRAND MARCH IS FEATURE Dean Anderson, Doctor McVey Praise 0. Education For 35 years have been interested Vi the value of military science to the .lu'ents of the University of Kentucky, and I have long since come to the conclusion that there is no single element in the curricula that has contributed more to the sound education of Kentucky men than this branch of work that was contemplated in the original Morrill Act establishing early in the sixties a college of agriculture and mechanic arts in every state of the, union. As I recall the students of years gone by, who were the outstanding figures of the college battalion I see, in every instance, men who are now carrying brilliantly the responsibilities of some powerful organization. These men learned to obey and they acquired, through military training, a durable appreciation of responsivo service. Military science should form a part 'of the undergraduate curriculum of every engineer. F. Paul Anderson. The R.O.T.C. is a part of the ON PAGE EIGHT) The R.O.T.C. Unit of the university is ncaring the completion of its ninth year of instruction on the campus, having been established at the university in the fall of 1917. Previous to this time military training had been conducted under the provisions of tho act of Congress of July 2, 1862, "donating lands for the establishment of colleges where the leading object shall be the practical instruction in agriculture and mechanic arts, including mil- Object To Provide Training The primary object of the R.O.T.C. systematic military is to provide training at civil educational institutions for the purpose of qualifying selected students as reserve officers in the military forces of the United States. It is intended to attain this object during the time that the students are pursuing their general professional studies with the least practical interference with the civil careers by employing methods to fit men itary tactics." physically, mentally and morally for Military training has always been the pursuits of peace, as well as to compulsory at the university for all perform their patriotic duty in case male students physically able to carry of war. the work in the freshman and sophoTwo courses of training aro given more classes. Under the act of 1802, the training of students was chiefly (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) University R. O. T. C. Band Has Made Great Name Through South Loosely Organized in 1889, month, and succeeded in building up Band Has Since Developed what was considered one of the best Cadet Bands in the South at that Into Compact Military Unit cime. Under Good Management PLAYS FOR ALL GAMES Members Get Wild Rep While, as a rule, good musicians got into the band the morale was indeed very bad, the students for the miist part taking band work only as an excuse to avoid drill. In fact the general actions of the band were so very wild that one of the faculty commented that if he had a boy and wanted to give him a ticket to hell he would just put him in the University Band. Gradually tho band was built up until it consisted of 30 pieces, and for two successive summers it filled engagements at Mountain Lake Park, Maryland. These engagements lasted two weeks, the band appearing both afternoon and evening. Not being organized so strongly as it might have been the band lasted jnly four The University Band was first organized in the year 1889, hyJvq or three students especially interested in music. These ambitious students succeeded in interesting others equally ambitious, until the entire personnel of the band reached the number of twenty, among whom were J. R. Johnson, now an instructor of mathe(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) matics at this institution, and J. W. Rucker now connected with the Lexington post office. To Shortly after the band's organizawas procured in Madame Skonhoft to Address tion an instructorProfessor Herman the person of Women Students, Sunday Troast, one of the outstanding musiof Kentucky in his time. Mr. Madame Skonhoft, of Norway, who cians Troast instructed the band once a is studying at Columbia University on week and transposed the different an International fellowship, will speak parts of music for a salary of ?65 a (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) at 3 o'clock, Sunday afternoon in Patterson hall. Her subject will be on some phase of international adjustments, etc. All students and the public are cordially invited to attend this lecture. Monday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock, Madame Skonhoft will speak at the annual reception for college seniors Director of Appointment Bu- Military Organization of University Is in What Promof the University of Kentucky, Tranreau, of Boston, Will Hold Vosylvania College, Hamilton College, ises to Be Its Most Succational Group Meetings and Sayre College, given by the Cencessful Year Here March 2, 3, and 4 tral Kentucky branch of the American Association of University Women IN MAY MANY FIELDS CHOSEN FIELD DAY TO BE in the Palm room of the Phoenix hotel. Her subject will be "InternationWorking under a perfected organiMiss Florence Jackson, director al Opportunities." zation and with several new systems Madame Skonhoft is here studying of the Appointment Bureau, of Boston, in force, tho R.O.T.C regiment of the the conditions in American Colleges Mass., will hold vocational group university is in what promises to be under the auspices of the American meetings with the women students at tho most successful yenr in its hisAssociation of University Women. tho University of Kentucky, March 2, tory. !!, Miss Jackson travels and 4. Activities for the year began with throughout the country organizing held at tho Phoenix hotel, personal bureaus and giving talks. a smoker, to given by the officers of the regiment She will also speak at Hamilton Coltho men of tho advanced courses. lege, March 5; Kentucky Wcsleyan, for President McVey, the deans of nearly March 6; Eastern Kentucky Normal, all tho colleges, and the heads of the March 0, and at Georgetown College, Ire in athletic department were present as March 9. Her purpose is to answer guests at this affair, which was What can tho Kentho questions: meeting for as a distinction between tho old and the tucky girl do in Kentucky, and what tho third and fourth year students and regulations, are her chances outside of this state? and the officers and deans of the uninew. Time-olrules She will also discuss tho professions versity. old freshman cap and the and occupations which are interesting Athletic Teams Formed ruling, which in the past welded the most women today. Later in tho year, battalion football freshman class into a body, vanished In discussing the various fields of teams were organized and played as a supreme law of tho campus with business open to women, Miss Jackson against each other, and basketball the downfall of tho Student Council, will emphasize the special opportuni teams have been formed recently to tho Tug 'O Wnr, and the entrance of ties for women in different localities, play for tho regimental championfor advancement, ship. the present froshmau class. Kentucky salaries, chances freshmen have enjoyed throughout the tho equipmont and training required, Finding tho organization of last year all tho privileges of tho campus. and the course of study at this uni- year unsatisfactory, the regiment has versity which should bo elected to been divided into two battalions, of Registrar Only Wise One It is only through tho registrar's propnro for work. three rifio companies each, with a Results of Guidance Curds Given office that tho freshman can be disstrength of 100 men to euch company. cerned from the senior. Fewer caps Tho vocational interests of women Last year there were three battalions have adorned the heads of thu now students this year still lie in those consisting of ton riilo companies, arrivals than ever before. Old men fields whore women have won a recog- which mndo the companies too small on tho campus sit idly dreaming of nized place, according to Dean Vir- for offective training. The present tho days when thumbs were held down ginia Franko, who has tabulated the system adds materially to tho appearon the freshman, and first year mon results of tho vocational guidance ance of the unit, as well as assisting respected tho university's traditions cards filled in by last fall. the work of instruction. Formerly to the fullest extent, and are awaken- Soventy-thro- e froshmen, 51 sopho- thu practice has been to organize comed only when some freshman knocks mores, 41 juniors, und 49 seniors panies by classes, but this year the them out of their chair and wanU chose touching as a profession. Thir- - companies consist of men of all class- - Norwegian Speak WOMEN STUDENTS R.0.T.C REGIMENT TALKS BEST IN HISTORY TO HEAR "Old Order Giveth Way the New" As Freshmen Doff Prescribed Caps Senior Hearts Thiis Arou ing WHITEHEAD) All I know is what I hear or see on the campus. The uppcrclussmen at the university have reached the end of endurance and patience with the members of the l.cjmmnn class, if the cry that was "icd Inst week denouncing freshmen expresses the grow-- , :'t'ittttion toward thu gradual of the newly instigated I o organized move has been .le, of the viio as yet by any member 'item higher classes, but individual .raing3 are greeting the freshmen ho hnvo appeared without the of-class. '&! r of the first-yeOld Order Has Changed certain degree, the old order 'k'isgft has changed, and the uni-ity goes forward into the realm of achievements without tho old generations before dftions that honored and respected. Tho uni-- ': f. haad-goa- v . IT'S AFFAIR. NO. 19 Annual Military Ball Will Be Given in Gym. otr TONIGHT, BIGGEST AT ATLANTA TODAY CATS MEET V. (By KYLE HALL THE YEAR'S UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY VOL. XVI $ DANCE YOUR FEET OFF AT THE MILITARY d two-ye- co-e- ch 'um is so only in name, tliuio has almost ceased to bo a (CONTINUED ON PAGE ' EIGHT) (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) (CONTINUED ON PAGE E. A. Stephenson, 23 years old, of South Mill street, former Wildcat football player, and Llewellyn Sharp, 40, of 911 East Main street, wcaltly land owner, were killed Monday morning at a grade crossing when a Lexington bound and Nashville passenger train struck the automobile in which they were riding, as they crossed the tracks on tho Russell Cave pike, one and miles from Lexington. "Big Stevie," as he was known on the campus, left Lexington with Mr. Sharp about 7:30 o'clock a. m., to one of the latter's farms on the Russell Cave pike ten miles from Lexington. The limited passenger train, running at its usual rate of speed, struck their machine and hurled it nearly one hundred feet. Bodies Thrown From Track Stephenson was thrown thirty-fiv- e or forty feet from the track in the same direction, while the body of Mr. Sharp went even farther. Both men were instantly killed, according to examining physicians, who stated that each had his neck broken by the terrific impact of the train. There were only a few cuts on the bodies, but the chests of both men were crushed in. The train, piloted by B. F. Tully, engineer, of Lexington, ran 300 yards before it could be broughc to a stop and then backed up to bring the bodies of the accident victims to Lexington. They were taken to the undertaking parlors of Coroner J. Harvey Kerr, where friends of the men soon identified them and the families were (By WARREN A. PRICE) All eyes of Kentucky and the South will be focused on the Wildcat basketball team this afternoon at 2 o'clock, when they play the Virginia Military Institute in tho second game of the Southern Conference tournament at Atlanta. Kentucky is the only un- 347 Louis-isvil- lc defeated aggregation among the 16 teams entered in the tourney, thereby enjoying the distinction of being the favorite at the Atlanta meeting. Other strong teams that will participate in the tournament and who are conceded to have strong claims for the title as a result of their impressive record this year are: North Carolina State, North Carolina last year's winner, University of Mississippi, and Maryland University. Each one of these teams have not been defeated more than twice, Mississippi's only defeat coming at . the beginning of the season. First Round at 1 o'CIock The. first round of the tournament will start at 1 o'clock, when North Carolina State meets Auburn. The undefeated teams of this round will play on Saturday. The tourney s passes into the Monday, with the finals to be played on Tuesday. The presentation of the prizes to the winner will take place on Tuer, day night after the final game. V. M. I. Kentucky's opponent in one-ha- lf te semi-final- (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) "Little Kelley" H i Lead Her Last CheUs notified. Played Tackle on Varsity "Big Stevie" played tackle on the varsity for two years and starred as a member of the freshman squad during his first year. He the university for the 1924 season, but injuries prevented him from participating in the majority of varsity games. He was coach of the football squad at Piccadome High school last year. Mr. Stephenson is survived by his mother, Mrs. Minnie Stephenson, and two brothers, R. C. Stephenson and T. P. Stephenson, all of Lexington. He was attached to the local enforcement department of f ederal prohibition agents just prior to his death. His brother, R. C. Stephenson, made a let- tcr on the freshman squad last year (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) CATHOLIC CLUB MEETING 1 Only Girl in History of University Graduates in June Yell-Lead- A little pair of blue and white striped shoes danced for the last time to the stirring strains of "On, On U. of K" Saturday night when the Wildcats played their last game of the season with Vanderbilt. It was last game as cheer leader for the Blue and White as June sees her enter the ranks of the alumni. "Little Kelley" is the only girl cheer leader the University of Kentucky has ever had since the university was founded and we doubt but that one will over be found to take her place. It called for real honest to goodness loyalty to get out in a muddy field and lead many thousands to, cheer the team on to victory. But she loved it, because she loved her school. With her winning smile and belief that her team was going to win, she spurred the Wildcats on to victory. Never once did she fail in her duty and it is with proud hearts that we can say, she helped fight for the honor and glory of old Kentucky. Our hats go off to a girl who is true "Kel-ley'- t The Catholic club of the university will hold the February meeting, Sunday morning, February 28, in the club rooms on Barr street at 10.30 o'clock. All Catholic students of the university aro invited to attend and o become members of the organizn-io- n if they have not already joined. blue. Rookie Who Enlisted in Army Because He Heard It Was Quite an Experience Finds Camp Life Very Disagreeable (By LeROY SMITH) und I didn't much like to do that seem as there was a good many of at a them. I was gazin' kind of wild-eye- d piece of copy paper and wonder in' I seen, however, that Jack had hnt in thunder I was goin' to put on slipped up on us while we wasn't it this week when his nibs come over lookin' and there wasn't no use lockin' with the cheerful information that the stable door after the flivver had I he paper was goin' to feature tho been swiped. I asks Morris if this 1 wanted to unit was mud splashers or stable boys R.O.T.C. this weok. know when and wherefor the noble and he didn't seem to know just what soldiers of the campus had got a I was talkin' about so I asks Jack in press-ageworkin' in the precincts more simple terms was this a cavalry of the paper. Just then, Jack War- or infantry unit. ren who was standin' in tho corner Is Infantry Unit lookin' guilty, got his spurs tangled He admits that it was infantry and up with a tin waste basket. Well, as that them spurs of his was only used Sherlock Holmes used to obsorve, as an anchor when he puts his feet up "That ruckot over in the corner is an on the dosk so as he wouldn't fall out important cluo." of his chair right in tho middle of a Soldiers Giving Hall court martial or a similar celebrait seemed liko the soldiors is tion peculiar to tho army. Such a Well, givin' n ball next Friday and we was breach of dignity is frowned upon and supposed to furnish some propaganda would probably cause an extra session about this outfit so that everybody in most armies. would know what they was gettin' I got into the army once myself, My job was( into if they wont to it. EIGHT) to write what I thought about them (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT) Hi