Circle Pledges 100 Per Cent to Stadium Drive.
The Kentucky Kernel
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY APRIL 13. 1923
Will Have Stadium
CAMPAIGN FOR STADIUM
TO STARTNEXT TUESDAY
AND THIS IS THE
Committee Has Been Organized
Under Leadahip of Prof. Webb ;
TO MAKE CAMPUS
to Be Raised on Campus
Among Faculty and Student Body. .
WEAR. ONE Or THESE BUTTONS
SHOWING YOU ARE DOING TOUR PART
The jury in Fayette
that tried Warren H. Middleton,
PRES. FRANK L. McVEY
ENDORSES STADIUM DRIVE
"The construction of a stadium for
the athletic" field and the completion
of the Memorial Building plans will
be great things for the' University.
The Alumni organizations are taking
the matter up energetically
everybody does his share June will
see the accomplishment of this purpose. I hope it can be done. It is a
challenge to the University and its
alumni and it is going to be done."
Pres. Frank L. McVey.
dent of the University, upon the
charge of murder in the killin gof Joe
N. Self, nightwatchman of the institution, declared Middleton not guilty
after two ballots had been taken and
at the end of 45 minutes deliberation.
The dramatic close of the trial came
IN STADIUM DRIVE
at U o'clock Wednesday night after
a legal battle which consumed more
At a meeting of the
than two days. The verdict of the
jury was that the shot that kHlcd the boosters club of the University, held
nightwatchman was fired in
pledged $25 a piece, thus making the
Thus falls the curtain upon the cam- entire circle 10 per cent for the new
pus drama, the lamentable results of stadium.
This is the first organization upon
which have been a source of regret
and sorrow to friends both of young the campus to subscribe. Who wants
Middleton and the unfortunate victim to have second place.
Stadium drive to start Tuesday.
of the tragedy.
A massive concrete stadium, the.
finest in Kentucky, is to be erected, on.
Stoll field' within the next year according to plans now being worked,
out by Herbert Graham secretary of
the Alumni Association.
To the students of the University
will go the honor of subscribing the
first part of-- the fund which is to be
raised for the building of the stadium,
a basketball building and a memorial
statute to Former President Patterson.
Students and faculty members are being asked to raise $25,000 as their
For years, University of Kentucky
athletic teams have been handicapped
by the present athletic field and gymnasium, and the reputation of the
University has not reached its proper
position in the world of college athletics because of this difficulty. Teams
from larger institutions have found it
unprofitable to meet the Wildcats on
Stoll Field because of the small seating capacity, and this has made it
necessary to play many of the big
games out of the state.
The new stadium will have a seat- ing capacity of 24,000 people. It will
be in the shape of a horseshoe, 430
feet in length, open at one end. There
will be 35 rows of seats, making the
heighth of the structure 50 feet. It
will be constructed of gray concrete,
while the exterior faces between the
supporting columns will be glazed,
giving the stadium the appearance of
a massive buildfng.
The stadium will surround a quarter
mile track, with a two hundred and
twenty yard straight-awawhile a
of a mile in length
w:th a straight-awa- y
of one hundred
yards will be built undcrnetath the
south side All space beneath the
bleachers will be occupied by locker
and dressing rooms.
The stadium will not be devoted
entirely to athletic pursuits, however,
as pageants and open-ai- r
oroductions will be staged at one end.
The presentation of elaborate pageants
will thus be made possible, and all
students in the University given an opportunity to profit by the new structure.
A novel feature of the stadium will
be the lighting system.
the activity of athletic teams has been
determined by the continuance of daylight, and the shades of night have
:losed many contests of strength ani
courage, to the dismay of thousands
vho gathered to watch them. R"
hrkness will no longer interfe-- e for
""hts will he strung across the field
in every direction, and at night
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WARREN H. MIDDLETON
Patterson Memorial to Be
TO BE LARGEST IN SOUTH,
Starting next Tuesday morning a
drive wiH be made on the campus to
gett every student in the University
to subscribe "to a fund which is being
raised for the erection df a stadium
and basketball building.
The general campaign has been organized under the leadership of Prof.
Webb, who will be assisted by the
Arts and Science Division: C. G.
Engineering Division: F. A. C.
Agriculture Division: J. E. Humphrey.
Arts and Sciences and Law Faculty:
Division: T. T. Jones.
A team of workers will be chosen
by each captain to assist in soliciting
funds from students, and the selec- -.
tions will be completed by Tuesday
night. when a dinner will be given :r
honor of those who are assisting in the'
campaign. Details of the drive will
be explained at that time.
Women's Division: Lucy Wilson,
Rachelle Schacklette, Mary Stofer and
Arts and Science Division: Marshall Barnes, F. Herbert Carter. William Blanton, E. B. Moore, C. H.
Wolf and W. W. Faust.
If Other Colleges Did So Can Kentucky
Students of the University of Kentucky Have Opportunity to
Help Build Stadium.
Many of the stadiums and
buildings of Southern Universities have bean made possible by
the loyal support of undergraduates. The campaign for funds
with which to build a stad'um
on Stoll Field will indicate how
Kentucky loyalty compares with
that of other universities.
During the Univers'ty
Georgia campaign, $172,000, was
contributed by students.
Ninety per cent of Georgia
Tech students subscribed to
their building fund.
Students of the University of
Alabama contributed $150,000 for
Students and faculty
of the University of Kentucky
are asked to rake only $25,000
a small amount when compared
with the large sums raised by
The success of the entire general campaign depends upon the
preliminary campus campaign
Is Kentucky to have one of the
ten best stadiums in the United
States, cr w'll she struggle alonj
under her present handicap?
The answer is for each student to determine.
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