THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
SUPPORT THIS WILDCATS!
WIRES OP CONGRATULA-
TION AFTER THEY HEAT V. M. I.
FEBRUARY 20, 1920
BRILLIANT SOCIAL SCABBARD AND
AFFAIR WILL BE BLADE TO PLEDGE
BEST IN HISTORY Honorary Military Fraternity
TonightixEAM for first
ft 0, f 7. C Unit Was Establishedn E. A. rrv IW Tn
jn j. r"amvus in ran orr y i mlllu di
Atlanta Constitution Says Ken- tucky wm piay winner of
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
ions of the National
Growth Since 1919
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
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
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
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Military ball. Outstanding members
of the junior class who have done
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
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
Military science should form a part
'of the undergraduate curriculum of
F. Paul Anderson.
The R.O.T.C. is a part of the
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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.
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
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
Under Good Management
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Activities for the year began with
throughout the country organizing
held at tho Phoenix hotel,
personal bureaus and giving talks. a smoker,
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,
athletic department were present as
March 9. Her purpose is to answer
guests at this affair, which was
What can tho Kentho questions:
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 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- -
TALKS BEST IN HISTORY
"Old Order Giveth Way
As Freshmen Doff Prescribed Caps
Thiis Arou ing
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
viio as yet by any member
'item higher classes, but individual
.raing3 are greeting the freshmen
ho hnvo appeared without the of-class.
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
honored and respected. Tho uni-- ':
Annual Military Ball Will Be Given in Gym.
AT ATLANTA TODAY
CATS MEET V.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
DANCE YOUR FEET OFF AT THE
ch 'um is so only in name,
tliuio has almost ceased to bo a (CONTINUED ON PAGE
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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,
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
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.
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
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-
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.
passes into the
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
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"Little Kelley" H i
Lead Her Last CheUs
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
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
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in History of University Graduates in June
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.
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
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
paper was goin' to feature tho been swiped. I asks Morris if this
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
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
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)