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mm r Circle Pledges 100 Per Cent to Stadium Drive. Su-K- y "Who's Next?" The Kentucky Kernel UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, KY APRIL 13. 1923 VOL XIII No. 26 Will Have Stadium U. K. HUGE STRUCTURE CAMPAIGN FOR STADIUM AND BASKETBALL BUILT FLOOR TO STARTNEXT TUESDAY i AND THIS IS THE ID HI Committee Has Been Organized Under Leadahip of Prof. Webb ; Teams Formed. TO MAKE CAMPUS Alumni Will Be Great Formed to Be Raised on Campus Among Faculty and Student Body. . $25,000 ; m i ""7 -- LM V so YOU MAY ' WEAR. ONE Or THESE BUTTONS SHOWING YOU ARE DOING TOUR PART WOORfe.,. : JURY ACQUITS Student Verdict Says Watchman in The jury in Fayette Shot circuit court that tried Warren H. Middleton, stu- 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 and if 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. K 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. CIRCLE PLEDGES The dramatic close of the trial came 100 IN STADIUM DRIVE at U o'clock Wednesday night after a legal battle which consumed more y Circle 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 every member Tuesday afternoon 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. SU-K- Y Su-K- e. 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 share. 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 track 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 dramatic 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. Heretofore, 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 " on page 8.) WARREN H. MIDDLETON Building, Basketball Patterson Memorial to Be Erected. Int MKKLIffg ' Stadium, FRIENDS 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 : following G. Sarah Division: Women's Blanding. Arts and Science Division: C. G. Martin. Engineering Division: F. A. C. Thompson. Charles McDowell. Law, Division: 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 Gertrude Collins. Arts and Science Division: Marshall Barnes, F. Herbert Carter. William Blanton, E. B. Moore, C. H. Wolf and W. W. Faust. FAYETTE STOLL FIELD BY ALUMNTAND Us DRIVE. Soling (Continued "J ON TO BE 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. of 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 their campaign. 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 other schools. The success of the entire general campaign depends upon the preliminary campus campaign next week. 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. (Continued on page 8.)