THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
THE KENTUCKY KERNEL
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of tho University of Kentucky, for the benoflt of tho students,
alumni nnd faculty of tho Institution.
The Kentucky Kernel Is tho official nowspaper of tho University. It
is Issued with a view of furnishing to Its subscribers all the college news
of Kentucky, together with a digest of items of interest concerning the
Universities of other States and Canada.
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'THE PLAY'S THE THING."
Next Monday night in the 'Campus Playhouse, a group of University students will appear before an audience composed of studenjs, faculty members,
and citizens of Lexington, in the first program given In the interests of community drama.
It is impossible now to estimate tho value of this great movement which
had its auspicious beginning in the formal opening of the Campus Playhouse
on March 25. Undoubtedly its development will prove an influence
in its consequences; a tremendous factor in bringing about that
unity of sentiment and interests which make for the ideal community.
of man than
For truly there is no instinct more important in the make-uthe play Instinct. It is only those who have learned to play together who are
fully able to face and solve the graver problems of life together. And this
instinct reaches its highest gratification in the drama, whether the individual
witnesses, or better still, takes part in the production of plays.
In spite of the seeming mania for the screen and for the cheaper class
of drama, which characterizes tho pleasure - seeking crowds of today, there
is unmistakable evidence of a desire for some form of entertainment which
will arouse more than a light laugh and more than a passing thrill of excitement.
This has been foreseen by those who have arranged the tentative program for this initial season of dramatics in the Campus Playhouse. The pro-- '
ductions chosen were most happily selected for their artistic ability to please
the intellect as well as the emotions.
No institution can stand alone or be
in its activities, in this
day when it is possible for nation to reach out and grasp hands with nation.
The development of that mighty force known as community spirit, which received a powerful impetus in those days of nation-widduring
the World War, will not pause in its growth until citizens from all departments of the life of the city are ready to unite for the best interests of the
community. And it is only through leadership in the development of this
forco that the University may hold its place of dignity as the State's center
of higher learning.
Therefore the Kernel desires to congratulate, and in the name of the
student body, to thank those faculty members and students who have expended time and energy to make possible this new activity in the University,
an activity which it believes will break down many intangible barriers which
have always existed and prevented true fellowship between student and
student, student and citizen, student and business man.
MoCarty: "Jim, what
Prof.: "What happened to Babylon?"
Griffin: "It fell."
Prof.: "What happened to Tyre?"
Griffin: "It was punctured."
Mademoiselle on Dit says: "Isn't it
funny that fast colore aren't the ones
Time to Go.
To which the Knight of the LexingHe had held forth for so long on
ton aptly retorts, "Well, fast people
aren't tho ones that run either, are tho subject of his adventures that the
bored. Finally he reached India.
Gregory (speaking of Blue Ridge):
"It was there that I first saw a
tiger," he announced, boast"The other girls and myself took a
"Pooh! that's nothing," said a
little man, edging towards the
Alberta: "Who was it said the
door. "I once saw a man eating rabalways happens?"
Server: "I don't know. Wasn't it bit."
somebody connected with the weather
And he sauntered gracefully out.
The Comini Upper Clasa.
"I enn't piny with you common chll
dron. My father is a worklngmnnl"
Sondngs Nlsso (Stockholm).
birds and Its sunshine, but tho
TAU KAPPA ALPHA
Fever of It trallcth along as
HAS FIVE PLEDGES
well. Verily, every sweet hath Its
hour, nnd every good Its evil. Solahl Students
University In Oratory Honored.
Wo hear that a Leicestershire hen
Why do they call It the prom?
hnB adopted n litter of pigs. A possl
Mere process of elliptical erosion.
bio explanation of this Is the nntural Originally tho gathering wns so pro
Intimncy between ham and eggs
miscuous, don't you know.
Adelo: "How do you like my new
I've novor reached tho wealthy class,
My days I've spent in toll;
Adelo: "Heavens! Call a taxi."
No hall of famo will know my name,
But I'vo been "done in oil."
"May I sec Miss Lucy
W. Koo Maxwell, Akron Times. Smith?"
Maid (Pntt. Hall):
"Well, sir, sho
Isn't dressed yet, but I'll ask her."
"John, I hear you nro ingenious in
a mechanical way. Can't you fix TomSYMPHONY CONCERTS
TO BE HERE TUESDAY
"What's the matter with It?"
"Nothing. I want you to fix it so
Orchestra To Have Afternoon and
It won't blow." Louisville Courier-JournaNight Performance.
Aren't They Reasonable? .
Girl: "Have you any hair nets?"
Girl: "Let me see them."
to be married until
"I don't intend
after I'm thirty."
Henrietta Bedford: "And I don't
Intend to be thirty until after I'm
Why They Went Home for Easter.
"Wal, stranger," spat out Frizzy
As he took another chaw,
"I haint up yere for laming
But I know a lot of law
When it's dealing of the ladies
With mechanics in my jaw.
But these here verbal boquets
Are waning fast away
When Easter calls for cor
(Well, call them what you may)
And my sweet cookie wants one
So there's be hail to pay
When I go home for Easter
Where you greet the girls with
(Showing how Spring hath its disadvantages as well as its advantages.)
Lo, the Spring cometh and confusion relgneth in the heart of the student. His brain refuseth to function
properly, and his fancy turneth to
thoughts of first one thing and then
two. Even though the professor lov- eth a cheerful worker, and "A" cometh to him who laboreth earnestly and
diligently therefor, the Young Man
banlsheth thoughts of wisdom from
his mind, and turneth to Folly for
Verily, the age-oldisease of Spring
taketh a foul hold on his spirit, and
Work seeketh more fertile soils. Pep
loveth the Stude no more, and
its affections elsewhere. Yea,
Optimism, with Its wealth of everything good, hasteneth toward the tents
Tribes and dwelleth
of the Care-No- t
Pessimism knock-et- h
at the door of every man and read
ily flndeth shelter. Drowsiness put- teth weights on the eyelids, and Ambition becometh dim, even as the sun
when it droppeth behind the haze of
western mountains. Melancholy the
Divine, the Matchless Insplror chang-et- h
into Gloom, as cold, as clammy, as
unyielding as the atmosphere of a
Behold, Spring cometh with its
"Tho measure of a university lies in
tho achievement of alumni and undergraduates of the Institution. "Wo
do not know of tho royal road to success, but wo aro sure of ono thing, It
does not run parallel with the line of
least resistance," Bald Julius Wolf,
nctlvo member of tho Tau Kappa Alpha fraternity, at the annual pledge
day exercises in chapel Friday, in
which tho following men were
Clifford E. Smith, Nelson
B. Conkwright, John McKenzlo. Goo- bol Porter nnd Herbert Haley. Ed.
Hardin, active member, presided.
Continuing, Mr. Wolf said: "Popular applauso is small recompense indeed for the labor and the blows that
we receive in accomplishing.
one must strive to represent
in oratory, and to carry the
standard of Kentucky on the rostrum."
Jasper McBrayer, of Lawrenceburg,
was the next speaker. After expressing his appreciation of the revival of
interest in oratory at the University
of Kentucky, he said" in part: "We
have heard it said that the golden age
of eloquence has gone. As long as
men have souls, and the heart responds to sentiments, oratory will
never die. To calm, to persuade, to
warn, to move to action, is the aim of
eloquence. The charm of the spoken
word will remain forever. As long
as misery and want are existent, the
orator will be demanded to speak for
the people." In closing, he said: "Let
use resolve, that here in the shadow
of the monument erected to one of
the world's greatest orators, will be
developed the spoken word, that the
future shall be greater than the past,
and to that end that the history of
Kentucky, rich with legend and gold
and romance, shall not die."
The Tau Kappa Alpha, honorary or
atorical fraternity, was organized at
the University of Kentucky in 1913.
Membership is open only to those who
nave represented Kentucky in oratory, and are a source of pride to the
University. Its aim is to uphold the
dignity of the University on th platform, to do honor to those who have
striven to uphold Kentucky on the
The active members are:
Milton Revill, L. F. Bisheoff, Julius
Wolf, Jasper McBrayer, E. Hardin and
years since the
In these twenty-fou- r
organization of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which appears at
the Lexington Opera House Tuesday,
April 13, afternoon and evening, the
orchestra has improved the quality of
year. The following program will be
given at the Lexington Opera House
Symphony B minor, No. 8 (.Unfinished)
Andante con moto
Hymn to St. Ceciie
(Incidental solo, Mr. Emil Hecrmann)
Suite L' Arlesienne No. 1
Symphony No. 1, Rustic Wedding
Wedding March (Molto moderato).
Bridal Song (Allegretto)
Serenade (Allegro, moderato,
Dance (Allegro molto)
Choral and Variations, for Harp and
DImanche Matin (Sunday morning)
Au Cabaret (In a Tavern)
Sous les Tllleuls (Under the Lin PUBLIC TO HEAR
DImanche Soir (Sunday Night).
Society to Have Open Meeting Friday
Waltz, "Wedding Sounds"
Soloist: Joseph Vito, harpist.
The 52nd meeting of the Lexington
Seats have been on sale since WedSection of the American Chemical Sonesday, in the box office.
ciety will be held in the Physics Lecture Room in the Physics Building,
University of Kentucky, on Friday,
IN LITTLE THEATER April 9th, at 8:00 p. m.
An illustrated address on Helium;
The department of gymnasium of Its chemical and physical properties
the University will present a pro- and commercial development for army
gram of aesthetic dancing April 24 and navy use in dirigibles, will be
A given by Dr. R. B. Moore, chief chemand 25 in the Campus Theater.
second performance was arranged by ist ot the United States Bureau of
Miss Sarah Blandlng, who is directing Mines, Washington, D. C The speakthe dancing, because of the limited er will be introduced by Dr. McVey.
seating capacity of the Little Theater.
Those who have heard about some
Besides the dancing, there will be of our country's notable scientific conseveral musical numbers on the pro- tributions to the cause during the late
gram, and two of the University pro- war, will be Interested to come and
fessors will present a dialogue. Those hear this one discussed by Dr. Moore,
who will take part in the dances are: who was Instrumental in its develKathleen Rennlck, Mildred Porter, opment.
The public is cordially invited to
Virginia Downing and Margaret
hear this Interesting address.